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Massacres, Rape, Siege: Why Israel Must Stop Its UAE Ally Aiding Ethiopia’s Atrocities

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 15, 2021

The UAE is running a huge airlift arming an Ethiopian regime committing mass atrocities in Tigray. That inhumane adventurism is a strategic problem for Israel, too

The Abraham Accords gave Israel new leverage across the Arab world. Israel has new allies, notably the United Arab Emirates. It’s now vital to examine what these allies might be doing — especially when they contradict the founding values of the State of Israel.

Genocide scholars are sounding the alarm over Ethiopia, where the UAE is arming the government. Emirati-supplied weapons are encouraging Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to go all out for a military solution, which risks mass ethnically-targeted violence.

Israel should stop its new ally before a blunder becomes a crime.

The war in Ethiopia broke out last year, pitting the Ethiopian government and its allies—Eritrea and Ethiopia’s Amhara regional state—against the Tigray region. All sides share responsibility for the war. Once it began, the Ethiopian government chose to fight with unspeakable brutality against Tigrayan civilians.

I receive daily calls from Tigrayans. My instinctive greeting, by now, is to offer condolences. Every single caller has lost a family member, often in one of the 260 documented massacres. I don’t ask about the daughters, sisters and mothers who have been raped. I hear about deaths from disease, of people who cannot get medicine because the hospitals were ransacked. I hear about children and their mothers perishing from hunger, because food was looted and plow oxen slaughtered.

This suffering is unseen. Journalists are forbidden from travelling to Tigray. The few aid workers let in work under a rigidly enforced code of silence.

Faced with imminent annihilation, Tigrayans rallied and fought back. Last June, they defeated the Ethiopian army and reoccupied their region. The government imposed a starvation siege: only about ten percent of the needed emergency aid has been allowed to get through.

Today the Tigrayan people are facing an even greater threat. Abiy Ahmed has rallied his supporters around a campaign of blatant ethnic hostility. They portray the Tigrayans as a “cancer,” “weeds,” “daylight hyenas” and “rats.” One of Abiy’s leading supporters was videotaped saying that they should be destroyed with the “utmost cruelty.”

Local militia and vigilantes are mobilized to the front line. They also instructed to patrol their own neighborhoods, far from the front line, to identify “enemies”—in practice, any Tigrayan. At least 40,000 Tigrayan civilians are believed to be held in internment camps and police stations in and around the Ethiopian capital.

Anyone who speaks of peace is hounded. A singer, Tariku Gankisi, was asked to perform at a rally, and he deviated from the script, telling the crowd, “This is no time for singing, there is nothing to sing about.” He called for peace. His microphone was shut off and the official media rounded on him, trying to force him to grovel and apologize.

Prominent elders of the peacemaking community, academics and businesspeople have also been targeted for online vilificationand real life intimidation for standing for peace or reaching out for dialogue with the opposition.

Among Tigrayans, I hear the sentiment that Ethiopia no longer wants them, and in turn they no longer want to be part of Ethiopia.

International efforts to negotiate a political solution are getting no traction. Efforts by the African Union, Kenya and the United States have been rebuffed. The Tigrayans say that they cannot trust Abiy. For his part, Abiy promises he will crush Tigray.

Abiy is emboldened by the weapons he has obtained on a global arms-buying spree. His supplies include the usual suspects—China, Russia, Ukraine and eastern European countries that manufacture small arms—and also Turkey and Iran. His most significant supplier has been the UAE, which is running a massive airlift of lethal equipment, including drones.

The UAE is a newcomer to the Horn of Africa. It sees opportunities for investment in agriculture and ports, and wants to make Ethiopia part of its security perimeter in the western Indian Ocean. Abu Dhabi was the sponsor of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 2018, which won Abiy Ahmed the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nobel committee didn’t give Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki a share in the award, because he is a totalitarian despot who runs his country like a personal fiefdom. Isaias didn’t mind. He got what he wanted, which was a security pact against Tigray — whose leaders had run Ethiopia for the previous quarter century and had fought a war against him.

It seems that when Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed hosted Isaias and Abiy, he promised them ongoing financial and military support. He is certainly fulfilling that promise to Abiy, even though in doing so he is defying the U.S. policy of trying to de-escalate the Ethiopian war in favor of a negotiated peace.

The UAE belatedly reconsidered its support for proxies and its air campaigns in the wars in Libya and Yemen, but not before irreparable damage had been done to those countries. It should not have to re-learn this lesson at the expense of Ethiopia. With 110 million people, characterized by significant ethnic and religious diversity, the collapse of the country would be a calamity of surpassing size.

Israel should be worried. It has ties to Ethiopia dating back to the time of Emperor Haile Selassie. It has a deep connection to the country’s historic Jewish community, the Beta Israel. It has a security interest in a country strategically positioned at the southern end of the Red Sea arena, neighboring Muslim-majority countries.

Over the years Israel has cut deals to secure its strategic interests, and to get Ethiopia to allow its Jews to emigrate. Thirty years ago, during the last months of the communist military regime, Israel reportedly supplied munitions to the Ethiopian air force in return for expediting Operation Solomon which airlifted out 39,000 Beta Israel. Recently, as the Red Sea arena has become a theater of strategic rivalries and turmoil, Israel has kept a close eye on possible threats in the region, including militant groups.

And with the Abraham Accords, Israel is becoming a partner to bin Zayed’s adventurism. In Washington DC and European capitals, Israeli and Emirati diplomats work hand in glove. The allies are building a new security architecture for the region — which is also giving the Emiratis a free pass when they go rogue.

Emirati arms may save Abiy Ahmed’s government, but, as we have seen from Libya and Yemen, saving a government may come at the cost of losing a functioning state. That could destabilize the Horn of Africa for an entire generation.

Worse still, knowingly or not, the UAE is abetting an Ethiopian regime committing mass atrocities that are escalating by the day. The warning sirens of genocide are blaring, loudly.

Israel took a moral stand against genocide in Rwanda and Darfur. It must act now when Tigrayans face that hideous prospect. It should tell its new-found ally in Abu Dhabi to stop, now, in the name of humanity.

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Ethiopia | Christian Genocide in Tigray & “Lucifer’s “One World Religion” Agenda | Babylon UAE

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 19, 2021

ኢትዮጵያ | በትግራይ የክርስቲያኖች እልቂት & “የሉሲፈር“ የአንድ ዓለም ሃይማኖት ”አጀንዳ | ባቢሎን ኤሚራቶች 😈

የጋሪማ ወንጌሎች በአቡ ዳቢ? 😈

ከእኛ ዘንድ ወጡ፥ ዳሩ ግን ከእኛ ወገን አልነበሩም፤ ከእኛ ወገንስ ቢሆኑ ከእኛ ጋር ጸንተው በኖሩ ነበር፤ ነገር ግን ሁሉ ከእኛ ወገን እንዳልሆኑ ይገለጡ ዘንድ ወጡ።”

❖ ❖ ❖[፩ኛ የዮሐንስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፪]❖ ❖ ❖

፲፰ ልጆች ሆይ፥ መጨረሻው ሰዓት ነው፥ የክርስቶስም ተቃዋሚ ይመጣ ዘንድ እንደ ሰማችሁ አሁን እንኳ ብዙዎች የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎች ተነሥተዋል፤ ስለዚህም መጨረሻው ሰዓት እንደ ሆነ እናውቃለን።

፲፱ ከእኛ ዘንድ ወጡ፥ ዳሩ ግን ከእኛ ወገን አልነበሩም፤ ከእኛ ወገንስ ቢሆኑ ከእኛ ጋር ጸንተው በኖሩ ነበር፤ ነገር ግን ሁሉ ከእኛ ወገን እንዳልሆኑ ይገለጡ ዘንድ ወጡ።

እናንተም ከቅዱሱ ቅባት ተቀብላችኋል፥ ሁሉንም ታውቃላችሁ።

፳፩ እውነትን የምታውቁ ስለ ሆናችሁ፥ ውሸትም ሁሉ ከእውነት እንዳልሆነ ስለምታውቁ እንጂ እውነትን ስለማታውቁ አልጽፍላችሁም።

፳፪ ክርስቶስ አይደለም ብሎ ኢየሱስን ከሚክድ በቀር ውሸተኛው ማን ነው? አብንና ወልድን የሚክድ ይህ የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ነው።

፳፫ ወልድን የሚክድ ሁሉ አብ እንኳ የለውም፤ በወልድ የሚታመን አብ ደግሞ አለው።

፳፬ እናንተስ ከመጀመሪያ የሰማችሁት በእናንተ ጸንቶ ይኑር። ከመጀመሪያ የሰማችሁት በእናንተ ቢኖር፥ እናንተ ደግሞ በወልድና በአብ ትኖራላችሁ።

፳፭ እርሱም የሰጠን ተስፋ ይህ የዘላለም ሕይወት ነው።

፳፮ ስለሚያስቱአችሁ ሰዎች ይህን ጽፌላችኋለሁ።

፳፯ እናንተስ ከእርሱ የተቀበላችሁት ቅባት በእናንተ ይኖራል፥ ማንም ሊያስተምራችሁ አያስፈልጋችሁም፤ ነገር ግን የእርሱ ቅባት ስለ ሁሉ እንደሚያስተምራችሁ፥ እውነተኛም እንደ ሆነ ውሸትም እንዳልሆነ፥ እናንተንም እንዳስተማራችሁ፥ በእርሱ ኑሩ።

፳፰ አሁንም፥ ልጆች ሆይ፥ በሚገለጥበት ጊዜ እምነት እንዲሆንልን በመምጣቱም በእርሱ ፊት እንዳናፍር በእርሱ ኑሩ።

፳፱ ጻድቅ እንደ ሆነ ካወቃችሁ ጽድቅን የሚያደርግ ሁሉ ከእርሱ እንደ ተወለደ እወቁ።

Marionettes, being controlled by a marionette

You see, what I saw? The Gospel in Babylon UAE? Whaat!?

The Garima Gospels” The World’s Earliest Known Gospel Book is in an Ethiopian Monastery. Have the Luciferians and their UAE marionettes stolen it from Tigray? In November 2020, ancient Monasteries & Churches Have Been Bombed by UAE Drones & Heavy weapons. Is it part of Luciferian March for One World religion. For that they have decided to annihilate ancient Christians of Tigray – keepers of The Ark of The Covenant and many other sacred Christian Treasures. They did that earlier in Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Armenia.

👉 We see some manuscripts from “The Garima Gospels” in Babylon New York – at The New York Public Library

Where Are The Garima Gospels? Some Fear The Worst

After having survived 1,500 years of history in a remote monastery, the Garima Gospels now face their most serious threat.

One of the greatest treasures in the Christian world, guarded for over 1,500 years in northern Ethiopia, may not have survived the latest threat.

You Garima Gospels, written in goatskin and dated between 330 and 650 AD, are in an area that has been under siege for months by the armies of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Religious sites near the Abba Garima monastery in Tigray were bombed and precious looted artifacts, so it is feared that the worst happened to this treasure.

It is frightening for many of us to think that these Gospels and other ancient artifacts are on the road to danger,” said Suleyman Dost, a professor in the Department of Jewish and Near Eastern Studies at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, quoted by The Globe and Mail.

The Garima Gospels are not only among the first complete texts of the Christian scriptures, but they also offer us a rare glimpse into the language, religion and history of ancient Ethiopia,” he added.

The online newspaper advances that the Garima Gospels, bound and illustrated copies of the Four New Testament Gospels written in the classic Ethiopian language Ge’ez, are one of the treasures of the ancient Axumite kingdom, whose heart is now engulfed by the war zone in Tigray.

The war threatens countless priceless traces of this period, including inscriptions, religious buildings and manuscripts that have been diligently preserved in monasteries for centuries,” said Dost.

The Axumite kingdom, whose territories extended across the Red Sea to Yemen, was one of the great cultural and economic empires of that time and one of the first states to accept Christianity as an official religion, in the early fourth century, even before the Roman Empire.

The capital, Axum, is known as the home of Ark of the Covenant – another sacred relic whose fate is currently unknown.

The Garima Gospels are older than the most famous Western manuscripts, such as the Book of Kells, and are more closely linked to the original Greek Gospels.

To the morning man, Michael Gervers, a historian at the University of Toronto, explained that “they are of extreme importance for the Christian culture as a whole”. “Yours loss would be disastrous for the Judeo-Christian cultural heritage. ”

The war in Tigray destroyed much of Ethiopia’s religious and cultural heritage, even more than the invasions of Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, who burned churches and manuscripts across the country in the 16th century.

The historian and his colleagues are attentive to the antique markets, if someone tries to sell the manuscripts. “It would be an offense against Christianity if the Garima Gospels ended up for sale,” he said, adding that there was still a possibility that soldiers had burned the manuscripts “out of spite”.

So far, however, its whereabouts are a mystery.

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