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Why The U.S. Should Call The Famine And Violence in Tigray A Genocide

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 7, 2021

💭 አሜሪካ ለምን በትግራይ የሰፈነውን ረሃቡን እና ሁከቱን የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል ብላ ልትጠራው እንደሚገባት

👉 From The Washington Post.

Over the past 11 months, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government has killed, raped and tortured ethnic-minority Tigrayans en masse. Will the Biden administration label these acts a genocide and impose appropriate consequences? If not, the United States will effectively greenlight genocide for any leader ruthless enough to follow Abiy’s playbook of secrecy, sexual violence and starvation as weapons of war.

The case against Abiy’s administration is straightforward: His government’s actions, as described by countless international monitors, fit the United Nations’ definition of genocide.

The United Nations defines genocide as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group,” and calls out five specific acts of genocide. The Ethiopian government has been documented as committing four of these five acts: “killing members of the group,” “imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group,” “causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group” and “deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction.”

Let’s review the evidence.

Upon invading Tigray in November 2020, Abiy’s government severed all communication and restricted access to Tigray. Terrified relatives overseas had no way to check on their loved ones. Abiy’s commitment to secrecy was so strong that his forces shot at and arrested U.N. aid workers trying to help refugees in Tigray. By February, a bewildered Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, wrote that in his 40 years of humanitarian work, he had “rarely seen an aid response so impeded.”

In the face of mounting international condemnation, Abiy infamously told the Ethiopian parliament last November that not one civilian had died in Tigray.

But in Ethiopia we have a proverb, “The rod of truth may bend, but it will never break.” Journalists and aid workers risked their lives to share harrowing accounts of war crimes across Tigray by Ethiopian and Eritrean forces: hundreds of civilians slaughtered outside a church in Ethiopia’s holy city of Axum, their rotting carcasses reportedly left for hyenas; dozens of civilians bombed by Ethiopian warplanes at a crowded marketplace in Togoga; mass murders across Western Tigray that Secretary of State Antony Blinken later referred to as acts of “ethnic cleansing.”

And then the world learned of new, unimaginable atrocities. Health clinics reported barbaric sexual violence against women and girls across Tigray. Shocked doctors treated helpless women whose vaginas had been burned, and others whose vaginas had been pummeled, then stuffed with nails and stones. Other women had been gang-raped by soldiers who told them that their Tigrayan wombs must never again bear children. In August, Amnesty International summarized this systematic gender-based violence in a report titled, “I Don’t Know if They Realized I Was a Person.”

Throughout all this, Abiy maintained a constant response to accusations of war crimes: Deny, deny, deny. Deflect and blame Tigray.

When the Tigray Defense Forces routed Abiy’s armies from Tigray’s capital, Abiy’s government amped up genocidal language against Tigrayans, referring to them publicly as “weeds,” “cancer” and “daytime hyenas.”

Abiy then turned to the most consistent part of his playbook: the use of starvation as a weapon of war against civilians. Today, 79 percent of expectant and lactating mothers screened by the United Nations are malnourished, and at least 5 million Tigrayans face starvation.

Just this past week, Abiy shocked the world by expelling U.N. officials who could help relieve the famine, including the country head of UNICEF. White House press secretary Jen Psaki noted, “We’re deeply concerned that this action continues a pattern by the Ethiopian government of obstructing the delivery of food, medicine and other lifesaving supplies to those most in need.”

With his administration increasingly facing sanctions and economic repercussions, Abiy has warned the world to not meddle in Ethiopia. He and his government claim that any actions to force humanitarian aid into the region — or force his government to negotiate with Tigray’s elected leaders — would violate Ethiopia’s sovereignty.

By this rationale, any genocidal leader can murder millions of his own people, or wipe out an entire ethnic group, as long he does it within his own borders.

If the Biden administration fails to apply the genocide designation to Tigray, the message will be clear to any future war criminal: We will look the other way no matter what you do. You can gang rape girls, starve your people, murder masses of civilians, and in response we will share only toothless statements of concern.

For the sake of my people in Tigray, and people across the world, the United States must immediately call the Ethiopian government’s actions in Tigray a genocide.

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Ethiopia’s ‘Sophisticated’ Campaign to Withhold Food, Fuel & Other Aid From Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 7, 2021

➡ Courtesy: PBS

Wednesday in the United Nations Security Council, the secretary general criticized the Ethiopian government for recently kicking out UN aid workers. He urged the government to allow aid to flow into the northern region of Tigray, where for nearly the last year, Ethiopia and its allies have been fighting an ethnic, regional force.

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Ethiopia’s Tigrayans Rounded Up, Mutilated & Dismembered In Civil War Ethnic Purge

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 5, 2021

Sources said that after a series of victories by Tigrayan Defence Forces, the occupying forces in Humera started to purge ethnic Tigrayans.

Courtesy: The Tlegraph

By Lucy Kassa

Forces occupying a major city in Ethiopia are throwing thousands of men, women and children into makeshift “concentration camps”, cutting off limbs and dumping mutilated bodies into mass graves as part of an orchestrated ethnic purge, a dozen separate witnesses told The Telegraph.

Ethnic Amhara forces have been going “door-to-door” to round up anyone who is ethnic Tigrayan in the latest harrowing evidence of population cleansing in Ethiopia’s blood-drenched civil war.

“Feven Berhe was an innocent resident who owned a small shop. They took her to Tekeze river and shot her,” said one resident, who knew the 40-year-old victim well.

“Before they killed her, they removed her eyes and cut off her legs. They did not let anyone pick her body up and bury her.”

Humera is a city of about 50,000 near Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea and Sudan. Because of its strategic location, it was one of the first places to be attacked when Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s dictator launched a devastating pincer attack to crush Tigray’s regional government in November.

For the last year, ethnic Amhara forces, who hail from a neighbouring region and are allied to the Nobel laureate, have controlled the city, along with swathes of western Tigray.

Sources said that after a stunning series of victories by the Tigrayan Defence Forces in late June, the occupying forces in Humera started to purge ethnic Tigrayans in the city.

The Telegraph understands that on 15 July, Amhara forces held a public meeting in the main municipality hall in Humera to decide the fate of Tigrayans in the areas they controlled.

“They said this; ‘We should exterminate all Tigrayan residents in the city. We must cleanse them all,” said one man who claims he attended the public meeting.

Multiple residents said that a massive campaign of arrests started soon after the meeting.

“They have been going from house to house arresting everyone. No Tigrayan is left except those who fled to Sudan or found a hiding place in the city. They have a list of Tigrayan residents from the administrative offices,” said another man.

“If it is written in your identity card that you are Tigrayan, there is no mercy,” said another.

Children displaced by fighting in northern Ethiopia play among sacks of clothes at the Addis Fana School where they are temporarily sheltered,

At the beginning of August, 43 bloated and bloodied bodies were found floating down the Tekeze River, which separates the region from Sudan.

The Telegraph understands that these were some of the original victims of the purge. Residents say that when the floating bodies attracted huge international attention, Amhara forces started dumping bodies elsewhere.

Elderly people, children and pregnant women have all been taken to several detention centres and three different warehouses across the city, which have been turned into makeshift “concentration camps”, survivors said.

The Telegraph could not confirm these accounts because of major reporting restrictions in Tigray.

However, imagery analysis by Vigil Monitor (previously DX Open Network), an atrocity early warning and detection research organisation based in the UK, shows that ethnic Amhara forces and allied Ethiopian troops have been stationed at ‘numerous’ centres for the past few months.

One man the Telegraph spoke to called Gizau claimed that he had escaped one of the centres by convincing militiamen he was not fully ethnic Tigrayan.

“We were 250 detainees. The Amhara forces take detainees every night and bring new ones. The ones they take never come back,” he said.

Gizau and ten other witnesses said that people were being killed and dumped in pits around the three warehouses and in craters outside the city.

Satellite imagery partially corroborates the sources. It shows a pit roughly the size of a swimming pool outside one of the warehouses, which has been gradually filled up since mid-July.

There is a similar pattern of suspicious pits being filled up slowly over the same time period at the other locations.

“There are very suspicious holes in the ground next to the camps, in an area where no other hole gets filled with earth,” say analysts at Vigil Monitor.

The state president for Ethiopia’s Amhara region Agegnuh Teshager and the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Office were both approached for comment on The Telegraph’s findings bit neither responded.

*Names have been changed in this article to protect identities.

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በጀርመን የብስክሌት ተላላኪ የሆነው የአፍጋኒስታን ሚኒስትር

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 1, 2021

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

በአፍጋኒስታን የቀድሞው የመገናኛ ሚኒስትር የነበሩት ሰይድ ሳዳት ባለፈው ዓመት ወደ አገሪቱ ከተዛወሩ በኋላ አሁን በምስራቅ ጀርመኗ ላይፕዚግ ከተማ ብስክሌት እየጋለቡ ምግብ ያቀርባሉ። የ ፵፱/49 ዓመቱ ፖለቲከኛ ሲናገሩ፤ “ለመንግሥት የሠራሁ ከፍተኛ ባለሥልጣን ስለነበርኩ አገር ቤት ያሉ አንዳንድ ሰዎች ዛሬ ምግብ አመላላሽ መሆኔን ተቃውመው ተችተውኛል። ተራ ሥራ እየሠራሁ ነው፤ እና የጥፋተኝነት ወይም የጸጸት ስሜት እንዲሰማኝ የሚያደርግ ምንም ነገር የለም። በፊት ሚንስትር ሆኜ ሕዝቤን ሳገለግል ነበር፤ አሁንም ምግብ በማቅረብ ሰዎችን እያገለገልኩ ነው።” ብለዋል።

“ከንቱ ኩራትን” ወዲያ አሽቀንጥሮ ወደ ቆሻሻ ቅርጫት የሚጥልና ጥገኛ ላለመሆን የሚጥር ጎበዝ ሰው ማለት እንዲህ ነው! በተቃራኒው ግን በታሊባኖቹ የተባረሩት የአፍጋኒስታን ፕሬዚደንት ግን ልክ እንደ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እና ሚንስትሮቹ ከሕዝባቸው የሠረቁትን ገንዘብ በጆንያ ተሸክመው በተባበሩት የአረብ ኤሚራቶች ወደገነቡት ወደ ዱባይ ቪላቸው ፈርጥጠዋል።

ትናንትና ንጉሥ ዛሬ ተራ ሰው የመሆን እጣ ፈንታ የሁላችንንም በር ሊያንኳኳ ይችላል።

✞✞✞[፩ኛ የዮሐንስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፪፥፲፮]✞✞✞

የዓይን አምሮት ስለ ገንዘብም መመካት ከዓለም ስለ ሆነ እንጂ ከአባት ስላልሆነ፥ ማንም ዓለምን ቢወድ የአባት ፍቅር በእርሱ ውስጥ የለም።

✞✞✞[ወደ ሮሜ ሰዎች ምዕራፍ ፲፪፥፪]✞✞✞

የእግዚአብሔር ፈቃድ እርሱም በጎና ደስ የሚያሰኝ ፍጹምም የሆነው ነገር ምን እንደ ሆነ ፈትናችሁ ታውቁ ዘንድ በልባችሁ መታደስ ተለወጡ እንጂ ይህን ዓለም አትምሰሉ።

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Convicted Rapist, Once Deported, Arrives in US on Ethiopian Airlines Evacuation Flight From Kabul

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 31, 2021

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ የክፉው አብይ አህመድን ሴት ደፋሪ ወታደሮችን ወደ ትግራይ ያጓጉዛል።

የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ አስገድዶ ደፋሪ ወንጀለኞችን ከአፍጋኒስታን ካቡል ያወጣል። ዋዉ!

➡ Ethiopian Airlines transports Evil Abiy Ahmed’s rapist soldiers to Tigray.

Ethiopian Airlines evacuates Rapists out of Kabul, Afghanistan. Wow!

ወሲባዊ ጥቃቶችን በመፈጸም በአሜሪካ የተፈረደበት መሀመዳዊ አስገድዶ ደፋሪ ጋደር ሄይዳሪ በኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ የመልቀቂያ በረራ አሜሪካ ገባ። አሁን በዋሽንግተን ዲሲው የዳልስ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ ታስሯል።

የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ላለፉት ሁለት ዓመታት የኮሮና ታክሲ ሆኖ አሜሪካኖችን አገለገለ። ዛሬ የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ለተራቡትና ለተጠሙት፣ ጤንነታቸው ለታወከባቸውና ሕክምና ለሚፈልጉት የትግራይ አባቶቻችን እና እናቶቻችን፣ ወንድሞቻችን እና እኅቶቻችን ምግብ፣ ውሃ፣ ብርድ ልብስና መድኃኒት በማመላለስ ፈንታ ኦሮሞ ሴት ደፋሪ አውሬ ወታደሮችን ወደ ትግራይ፣ ምስጋና ቢሶቹን የአፍጋኒስታን ሴት ደፋሪዎችን ደግሞ ወደ አሜሪካ ያመላልሳል። በዚህ አላበቃም፤ ይህን ሁሉ ወንጀል ለመፈጸም ኢትዮጵያዊየሆነውን ነገር ሁሉ ለማስወገድ በሉሲፈራውያኑ ሥልጣን ላይ የተቀመጠው አረመኔው የዛሬዋ ኢትዮጵያ መሪከኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ይልቅ በኤሚራቶች፣ በቱርክ፣ በሳውዲ፣ በኬኒያ እና በሩዋንዳ አየር መንገዶች መርጦ እንዳሰኘው በመብረር ላይ ይገኛል።

Convicted rapist who was deported from US in 2017 is arrested at Washington’s Dulles International Airport after catching Ethiopian Airlines evacuation flight out of Kabul.

Ghader Heydari, 47, boarded evacuee flight but was flagged by border officials. How he got on flight unclear because it’s ‘unlikely’ he had Special Immigrant Visa.

Man whose name matches pleaded guilty to rape in Ada County, Idaho, in 2010 A convicted rapist who was deported from the US in 2017 has been arrested at Washington’s Dulles International Airport after catching Ethiopian Airlines evacuation flight out of Kabul.

Ghader Heydari, 47, boarded a flight for evacuees but was flagged by border officials upon arrival into Washington.

He was being held at the Caroline Detention Facility in Bowling Green, Virginia, according to DailyWire, after his criminal and immigration history was pointed that.

He was released in December 2015, according to state records, and was deported from the country in 2017.

When Heydari arrived in the US on the evacuation flight, officials tried to persuade him to cancel his request to enter but he appears to have refused.

The U.S. evacuated 13,400 people from Kabul last Thursday, taking the evacuees to bases in Qatar, Bahrain or Germany before they return to the states.

They flew 5,100 people out of Kabul on US military planes. Another 8,300 were saved by coalition flights. The total – 13,400 – was drastically less than the 19,000 rescued the previous day.

Senator Ted Cruz responded to the situation on Twitter, “Biden’s evacuation from Afghanistan has been chaos. He’s bringing TENS OF THOUSANDS of people into America without thorough vetting. We have a moral obligation to get Afghans who fought with us out of harm’s way. But all unvetted evacuees should be housed in safe 3rd countries.”

💭 ጨፍጫፊው ግራኝ በኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ፈንታ የሩዋንዳ አየርን ይዞ ወደ ኪጋሊ በረረ

👉 ይህ የጦር ወንጀለኛ እንዴት ከአገር እንዲወጣ ተፈቀደለት?

የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድን ትቶታል። በኤሚሬትስ አየር መንገድ፣ በቱርክ አየር መንገድ አሁን ደግሞ በሩዋንዳ አየር። ይህ ቅሌታም አውሬ የኢትዮጵያ መሪ ሊሆን አይችልም። የሃገራችንን ኤምባሲዎችም በመዝጋት ላይ ነው፤ እንግዲህ ይህ ሁሉ ኢትዮጵያን አዋርዶ፣ አፈራርሶና ቀብሮ በምትኳ የእስላማዊት ኦሮሚያ ኤሚራትስ ለመመሥረት ትልቅ ህልም ስላለው ነው። እነ አቡነ ተክለ ሐይማኖት እያሉ ሕልሙ የሲዖልን እሳት የሚያሳየው ሕልም ይቀየራል። ለዚህም ቀዥቃዣ እና እርኩስ የሆኑትን ዓይኖቹን ማየት ብቻ በቂ ነው።

በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ትኩሱ የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት ከመጀመሩ ከዓመት በፊት የሚከተለውን መል ዕክት አስተላልፌ ነበር፦

አቡነ ማትያስ + /ር ቴዎድሮስ + /ር ሊያ ታደሰ + አቶ ተወልደ ገ/ማርያም ካልዘገየ የስልጣን ወንበራቸውን ባፋጣኝ እንዲያስረክቡ ትግራዋያን ወገኖቼ መጠየቅ አለባችሁ! የትግራይን ሕዝብ ለሚመጣው ጥፋት ተጠያቂ ለማድረግ ነው ያስቀመጧቸውና!”

“የጦር ወንጀል | ግራኝ አህመድ የተከዜን ግድብ አፈረሰው፥ ቀጣዩ የሕዳሴው ነው | ወላሂ! ወላሂ!”

👉 ከሦስት ቀን በፊት ታይቶኝ የነበረው ይህ ነበር፦

የጦር ወንጀለኛውና አሸባሪው አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ከብዙ የግድያ ወንጀሎች በኋላ በወለጋ አማራ ኢትዮጵያውያንን በአሰቃቂ ሁኔታ ትምህርት ቤት ውስጥ እንደ ሂትለር ጨፈጨፋቸው፣ ዓለም አትኩሮት መስጠት ስትጀምር በትግራይ ላይ ጦርነት በፌስ ቡክ አወጀ፣ መብራት፣ ስልክ እና ኢንተርኔት ቆረጠ። ብዙም ሳይቆይ “አማራ” ያላቸውን ንጹሐንን ጨፍጭፎ “ተጨፈጨፉ! ኡ!ኡ!” አለና ለአምንስቲ ኢንተርናሽናል ደውሎ፤ “እኔ ነኝ፤ የኖቤል ሰላም ሽልማት የተሸለምኩት የኢትዮጵያ ገዢ ነኝ፤ ባካችሁ ሀወሀት አማራ ንጹሐንን ጨፈጨፉ ብላችሁ ጩኹሉኝ” አላቸው። ከዚያ ተከዜን ሄዶ መታው፣ የዚህን የጦር ወንጀል ተግባር ለመሸፈንና የሜዲያ አትኩሮትን ለመቀየር በባሕር ዳር ቦምብ አፈነዳ! ይህን ስጽፍ በጎንደርም የተኩስ ልውውጥ ሲካሄድ እየተሰማ ነው ተብሏል። አይገርመንም የአማርን ልዩ ኃይል ወደ ትግራይ ልኮ ካስጨፈጨፈ በኋላ ለ፴፫/33 ዙር የሰለጠነው የጋሎቹ ሰራዊት አማራ የተባለውን ክልል “ኬኛ!” እያለ ሰተት ብሎ ለመግባት አቅዶ ይሆናል። እነ ጄነራል አሳምነው እኮ ከመገደላቸው በፊት “ተከብበናል” ብለው ተናገረው ነበር። አብዮት አህመድ የተባለው ሰይጣን በሚቀጥሉት ጥቂናት ውስጥ ካልተጠረገ፤ የሕዳሴውን ግድብ በግብጽ ያስመታና፤ አሁንም ህዋሀት ናት” ይላል። ግብጽ ከፈረንሳይ በቅርቡ የገዛቸውን አውሮፕላን ተሸካሚ መርከብ ወደ ፖርት ሱዳን ልካለች።

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ድንጉጡ የአፍጋኒስታን ቴሌቪዥን ዜና አቅራቢ ጠመንጃ በያዙ የታሊባን ወሮበሎች ተከቦ አርዕስተ ዜናዎቹን ያነባል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 31, 2021

ይህ የ 42 ሰከንዱ ቅንጥብ ቪዲዮ የአፍጋኒስታን ቴሌቪዥን ዜና አቅራቢው በታጠቁ ታሊባኖች ተከብቦ አርዕስተ ዜናዎችን እየተርበደበደ ሲያነብ ያሳያል።

ኢትዮጵያን ለአረብ እና ቱርክ ጠላት አሳልፈው በመስጠት ላይ ያሉት ከሃዲዎቹ የኦሮሙማ አሻንጉሊቶች እነ ሃብታሙ ታሊባንአያና እንደዚህ ያለ አያያዝ ነው የሚገባቸው።

Terrified Afghan TV news presenter reads out the headlines while surrounded by gun-toting Taliban thugs.

The 42-second clip shows anchor read headlines surrounded by armed militants.

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The Genocidal PM A. Ahmed Flew RwandAir Instead of Ethiopian

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 30, 2021

👉 Rwanda, Welcoming a Genocidal Oromo Hutu War Criminal – is an Insult to Tutsi Genocide Victims.

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

💭 ጨፍጫፊው ግራኝ በኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ፈንታ የሩዋንዳ አየርን ይዞ ወደ ኪጋሊ በረረ

👉 ይህ የጦር ወንጀለኛ እንዴት ከአገር እንዲወጣ ተፈቀደለት?

የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድን ትቶታል። በኤሚሬትስ አየር መንገድ፣ በቱርክ አየር መንገድ አሁን ደግሞ በሩዋንዳ አየር። ይህ ቅሌታም አውሬ የኢትዮጵያ መሪ ሊሆን አይችልም። የሃገራችንን ኤምባሲዎችም በመዝጋት ላይ ነው፤ እንግዲህ ይህ ሁሉ ኢትዮጵያን አዋርዶ፣ አፈራርሶና ቀብሮ በምትኳ የእስላማዊት ኦሮሚያ ኤሚራትስ ለመመሥረት ትልቅ ህልም ስላለው ነው። እነ አቡነ ተክለ ሐይማኖት እያሉ ሕልሙ የሲዖልን እሳት የሚያሳየው ሕልም ይቀየራል። ለዚህም ቀዥቃዣ እና እርኩስ የሆኑትን ዓይኖቹን ማየት ብቻ በቂ ነው።

👉 የሩዋንዳ ሰለባ የሆኑት ቱትሲዎች ከሩውንዳ ነዋሪዎች አስር በመቶ ብቻ እንደሆኑ እና ያው ሩዋንዳን ለሰላሳ ዓመታት “አናሳ ብሔር!” እየተባሉ ሳይወቀሱ በመግዛታቸው ከሳምንት በፊት ካወሳሁ በኋላ አቴቴ ጠቆመችው መሰለኝ አረመኔው ገዳይ አብይ ሳይጋበዝ ወደ ሩዋንዳ አመራ። ምክኒያት ይህ ነው፦

💭 “ከ፳፭ ዓመታት በፊት ሁቱዎች ልክ እንደ ኦሮማራዎች በቱሲዎች ላይ ፤ ለመጨረሻው ክተት ሲዘጋጁ”

👉 Rwanda/ሩዋንዳ ፥ ጽዮናውያን ልብ እንበል

💭 የሩዋንዳ ብሔሮች

ሁቱ (85%)

ቱትሲ (14%)

እንደ ትግራይ ልጆቻቸውን በብዛት የገበሩት ቱትሲዎች እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ ሁሉንም ጸጥ ለጥ

አድርገው እስከ ኮንጎ ድረስ በመግዛት ላይ ናቸው፤ ለሩዋንዳም ሰላምንና ብልጽግና አምጥተውላታል።

አዎ! ያለፈው ታሪክ የወደፊቱ መስተዋት ሲሆን የዛሬው ታሪክ ደግሞ ያለፈው ታሪክ መስተዋት ነው። ኢትዮጵያን ኢትዮጵያ ያደረጓት ጽዮናውያን ለብዙ ሺህ ዓመታት ልጆቻቸውን ለኢትዮጵያ ደህንነት፣ ነጻነትና ሰላም ደማቸውን እያፈሰሱ፣ እየተራቡና እየተሰደዱ ሲታገሉ ጠላቶቿ የሆኑት መጤዎቹ ኦሮሞዎች ደግሞ ጽዮናውያን በሰጧቸው ግዛት ሰፍረውሃያ ሰባት ነገዶችን አጥፍተው፣ ዛሬም ኢትዮጵያውያንን እየገደሉና እያፈናቀሉ እነርሱ ግን ልክ እንደ ሩዋንዳ እና ቡሩንዲ ሁቱዎች ህገወጥ በሆነ መልክ ከሦስት አራት ሴቶች አማሌቃውያን ልጆቻቸውን ፈልፍለው ዛሬ ለምንሰማውና ለምናየ የ “እኛ እንበዛለን! ሁሉም ኬኛ” ጥጋበኛ እና እብሪተኛ ማንነታቸው በቅተዋል። አዎ! ዛሬም ጽዮናውያን አዲስ አበባ ድረስ ገብተው በእነ ጃዋር መሀመድ በኩል አዲስ አበባን ያስረክቡናል ብለው ተስፋ በማድረግ ላይ ናቸው፤ ለማጭበርበሪያ ደግሞ ላለፉት ስድስት ወራት፤ “የኦሮሞ ነፃ አውጭ ግንባር የተባለው ቡድን በወለጋ እየተዋጋ ነው ለአዲስ አበባ ሰላሳ ኪሊሜትር ቀርቶናል” ሲሉ ከርመዋል። ግብዞች!

👉 አይይ! ‘ብሔር ብሔረሰብ‘!

የጽዮንን ልጆች የጨፈጨፉት ኦሮሞ ምርኮኞች (ሁቱዎች)

💭 ..1994 .ም የሁቱዎች የመጨረሻ ክተት ውድቀት

(27 Jun 1994) As the Tutsi-dominated rebel Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) intensified its drive to take control of Kigali on Monday (27/6), the Hutu-dominated government army was training more men to combat

ኦሮሞዎች የሚመሩት አረመኔ የዋቄዮአላህ ሰአራዊት መደምሰሱ በጎ ነው፣ ተገቢም ነው፤ ገና እስከ አዲስ አበባ፣ ሐረርና ነቀምት የሚዘልቁትን የእነ አብርሃ ወአጽበሐ ግዛቶች ከእነዚህ የትክክለኛዋ ኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶች ነፃ ማውጣት የጽዮን ልጆች ኃላፊነት ነው፤ አለዚያ የኑክሌር ቦምብ እስኪያገኙ ድረስ እድል ሊሰጣቸው አይገባም።

ጽዮናውያን በትግራይ ላይ ከደረሰው ግፍ በኋላ ከቱሲዎቹ እና ፕሬዚደንቷ ከእነ ፖል ካጋሜ ልምድ ወስደው የሚቻል ከሆነ እንደተለመደው በፍትህ ሁሉንም የኢትዮጵያ ብሔር ብሔረሰቦች የመግዛት ግዴታ አለባቸው፤ በድጋሚ የሚያመጹ ከሆነ ግን በትግራይ ላይ የደረሰውን ጭፍጨፋ እዲቀምሷት ማድረግ ወደ ኬኒያና ሶማሊያ እንዲሰደዱ ማድረግ ስለሚኖርባችው በደንብ መዘጋጀት አለባቸው። በተለይ ሶማሌ፣ ኦሮሞ እና አማራ የተባሉት ክልሎች ባፋጣኝ ፈራርሰው ኢትዮጵያ በሰሜን፣ ደቡብ፣ ምስራቅ እና ምዕራብ ግዛቶች ተከፋፍላ መተዳደር አለባት። እያንዳንዱ ግዛት የአክሱማውያን/ኢትዮጵያውያን ግዛት ነው። እግዚአብሔር የሚያውቀውና ኃላፊነቱንም ያስረከባቸው ለሰሜን ሰዎች ብቻ ነው።

ከዘመቻ አሉላ አባ ነጋ ቀጥሎ መጠራት ያለበት የአክሱማውያን ዘመቻ፤ “ዘመቻ አብርሃ ወ አጽበሃ” ነው። ላለፉት ፻፴/130 ዓመታት በኢትዮጵያ ተንሰራፍቶ የነበረውና የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ያላቸው ደቡባውያን የበላይነት አብቅቷልና አሁን ለሁሉም የኢትዮጵያ ነዋሪዎች ሰላም፣ ደህነነት፣ ብልጽግና እና መንፈሳዊ እድገት ሲባል “የብሔር ብሔረሰቦች እኩለነት” የሚባለውን ዲያብሎሳዊ ርዕዮተ ዓለም ወደ ቆሻሻ ቅርጫት ጥለን የአክሱም ኢትዮጵያውያንን የበላይነት ከሰሜን እስከ ደቡብ፣ ከምስራቅ እስከ ምዕራብ በግድም በውድም ማንገስ ይኖርብናል። አክሱማውያን ይህን ሁሉ መስዋዕት ዛሬም ለዘመናትም ሲከፍሉ የነበሩት አንዲት ትንሽ መንደር ውስጥ ታጭቀው ይኖሩ ዘንድ አይደለም።

ከሰላሳ ዓመታት በፊት ወደ አዲስ አበባ በማምራት አረመኔውን የደርግ መንግስት ያስወገዱት

አብረሃ ወ አጽበሃ፣ አፄ ዮሐንስ እና እራስ አሉላ ቢሆኑ ኖሮ ዛሬ በመላው ዓለም የምትፈራዋና የምትከበረዋ ታሪካዊቷና ታላቋ ኢትዮጵያ እነ ኤርትራን + ጂቡቲን + ሶማሊያን + ሱዳንን + ኬኒያን + ሩዋንዳን የተመለሱትና እግዚአብሔር የሚያውቃት ግዛቶቿ ታደርጋቸው ነበር።

💭 „Tigrayans in Ethiopia Fear Becoming “The Next Rwanda” | በኢትዮጵያ ያሉ የትግራይ ተወላጆች “ቀጣዩ ሩዋንዳ” መሆንን ይፈራሉ”

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የኢትዮጵያ እና የጽዮናውያን ጠላት የሆኑ ፳/20 ፋሺስት ‘ሜዲያዎች’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 30, 2021

ከታወቁት መንግስታዊ፣ አህዛባዊ፣ መናፍቃዊ ከሆኑት ሜዲያዎች ጎን እና ከእነዚህ ‘ሜዲያ’ ተብየዎች በተጨማሪ የሚከተሉት የኢትዮጵያ ጠላት “ልሂቃን” የሚመጣባቸውን መቅሰፍት ይቀበሉት ዘንድ ግድ ነው። በቃ! በቃ! በቃ! ብለናል።

ሁሉም በትግራይ ኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ ለተካሄደው የዘር ማጥፋት ዘመቻ በመቀስቀሳቸውና ምንም የማያውቁትን ምስኪን አማራ ገበሬዎችን የእሳት እራት እንዲሆኑ በማድረጋቸው በዘር ማጥፋት በጽኑ ተጠያቂዎች ከሆኑት የታሪካዊቷ ኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶች መካከል ናቸው። እነዚህ “ልሂቃን”፣ ‘ሜዲያዎች’፣ ሠሪዎቻቸውና ተከታዮቻቸው ሁሉ ፀረ-ትግራይ፣ ፀረ-ኢትዮጵያ እና ፀረ-ተዋሕዶ አጀንዳ ያላቸውን የዋቄዮ-አላህ ባሪያዎችን በመደገፍ፣ በዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል በመተባበር ብሎም የንጹሐን ደም ሲፈስ ባለማውገዛቸውና ለተጨማሪ ግድያ ገዳዮቹን በማበረታታቸው እንዲሁም እስከዚህች ዕለት ድረሰ ከአረመኔው ከእባቡ ግራኝ አህመድ ጎን ተሰልፈው “ያዘው! በለው! ግደለው!” እያሉ የሉሲፈራውያኑን ኦሮሙማ አጀንዳን በማራመዳቸው በጻድቁ አባታችን በአቡነ ተክለ ሐይማኖት ጸሎት የሚከተለውን ባጭሩ ለማለት እወዳለሁ፤

ለፅንስትከ ተክለ ሐይማኖት ሆይ አስቀድሞ በማኅፀን ለተፀነስከው ፅንስትህና በታኅሣስ ፳፬/24 ቀን ለተውለድከው መወለድም ሰላም እላለሁ።

ለዝክረ ስምከ ተክለ ሐይማኖት ሆይ የስምህ የመነሻ ፌደሉ ትዕምርተ መስቀል ለሆነው ስም አጠራርህ ሰላም እላለሁ። እሱም ገናና የከበረ ስም ነው።

ቅዱሱ አባት ተክለ ሐይማኖት ሆይ፤ ከአረጋዊ ተክል የተገኘህ አዲስ የተክል አበባ ነህ። የሌዊና የይሑዳ ካህናት ይህ ሰማያዊ መልአክ ነውን ወይስ ምድራዊ ሰው እያሉ ስለ አንተ ይደነቃሉ።

ቅዱሱ አባት ተክለ ሐይማኖት ሆይ፤ ስግደትህ በማዕረገ መላእክት ደረጃ ነውና አከናውነህ የሠራሃት ጸሎትህ ባለ ዘመናችን ሁሉ ከጦርነትና ከጽኑ መከራ ሁሉ ጠባቂ ትሁነን።

ቅዱሱ አባት ተክለ ሐይማኖት ሆይ፤ መሥዋዕትን የምታሣርግ ታላቅ ካህን የእግዚአብሔር ባለሟል ነህና ቀንዶቹ ዓሥር ከሆኑ ከእባብ መተናኮልና አንደበቱ ሁለት ከሆነ ሰው ፀብ በክንፈ ረድኤትህ ሠውረህ አድነኝ።

ቅዱሱ አባት ተክለ ሐይማኖት ሆይ፤ ልጆችህ በዚህ ዓለም ብዙ መከራ ቢያገኛቸውም በአንተ ዘንድ ፍጹም ሰላምና እረፍትን እንደሚያገኙ አንተን ተስፋ ያደርጋሉ።

ቅዱሱ አባት ተክለ ሐይማኖት ሆይ፤ ከሐዲዎችን የምትበቀል ቄርሎስ የተባልክ አንተ ተክለ ሐይማኖት ነህ እኮን።

ቅዱሱ አባት ተክለ ሐይማኖት ሆይ፤ የሥላሴን አንድነት ሦስትነት በማስተማር ዓዋጅ ነጋሪነትህ ፍጹም ድንቅ ነው። እባቡን በእርግጫ አንበሳውን በጡጫ ብለው የሚያልፉ የሴትና የወንድ ደቀ መዛሙርት በጸጋ ወልድሃልና።

ያለምንም ተድኅሮ በሥላሴ ስም ይህን ሦስትነት አምናለሁ፤ በተንኮል ወንድማማቾችን እርስ በርስ የሚያባሉትን፣ ደንፍተው የሚያጠቁንን፣ ወዳጅ መስለው ሊያጠፉን የፈለጉትን የሚከተሉትን የጽዮንን ጠላቶች የእግዚአብሔር ቃል ይቅሰፋቸው፣ በተሣለ የመለኮት ሠይፍ አንገታቸውን ይቍረጣቸው፤ አሜን!!!

አብዮት አህመድ አሊ (ሙስሊም መናፍቅ)

ዝናሽ አቴቴ አህመድ አሊ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ሳህለ ወርቅ ዘውዴ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ደመቀ መኮንን ሀሰን (ሙስሊም)

ሳሞራ አሞራ ዩኑስ (ሙስሊም)

ሙስጠፌ መሀመድ ዑመር (ሙስሊም)

ብርሃኑ ጂኒ ጁላ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

ዲና ሙፍቲ (ሙስሊም)

መሀመድ ተሰማ (ሙስሊም)

ሀሰን ኢብራሂም (ሙስሊም)

ሬድዋን ሁሴን (ሙሊም)

ሞፈርያት ካሚል (ሙስሊም)

ኬሪያ ኢብራሂም (ሙስሊም ፥ ለስለላ ነበር ወደ መቀሌ ተልካ የነበረችው)

አህመድ ሺዴ (ሙስሊም)

ጃዋር መሀመድ (ሙስሊም)(“የታሰረው” ለስልት ነው)

ፊልሳን አብዱላሂ (ሙስሊም)

ለማ መገርሳ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ታከለ ኡማ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ሽመልስ አብዲሳ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

በቀለ ገርባ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

ህዝቄል ገቢሳ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

ዳውድ ኢብሳ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

አምቦ አርጌ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ፀጋዬ አራርሳ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

አደነች አቤቤ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

መአዛ አሸናፊ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ሳህለወርቅ ዘውዴ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ብርቱካን ሚደቅሳ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ታዬ ደንደአ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

ሌንጮ ባቲ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

አገኘው ተሻገር (ኦሮማራ መናፍቅ)

ዳንኤል ክብረት (ኦሮማራአርዮስ)

ዘመድኩን በቀለ (ኦሮማራአርዮስ)

ኢሬቻ ጂኒ በላይ (ዋቀፌታአርዮስ)

አለማየሁ ገብረ ማርያም (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ብርሀኑ ነጋ (ኦሮጉራጌመናፍቅ)

ገዱ አንዳርጋቸው (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

አንዳርጋቸው ፅጌ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

አንዱዓለም አንዳርጌ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ታማኝ በየነ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

አበበ ገላው (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ወዘተ.

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Desecration of The National Flag | Taliban Ethiopia – Taliban USA – Afghanistan

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 30, 2021

☆ Ethiopia 2019 / ኢትዮጵያ ፪ሺ፲፪ ዓ.ም

☆ America 2020 / አሜሪካ ፪ሺ፲፪ ዓ.ም

☆ Afghanistan 2021/ አፍጋኒስታን ፪ሺ፲፫ ዓ.ም

👉 2019 – Ethiopia/Oromia

Abiy Ahmed’s fascist Oromo ‘Taliban’ police removed the Pentagram-less Ethiopian Flag

👉 2020 – America 2020

The Taliban Left Burning The US Flag & The Holy Bible

👉 2021 – Afghanistan

Taliban open fire at protesters waving national flag of Afghanistan. Taliban forces slapped an Afghan wearing Afghanistan national flag

💭 ከአፄ ምኒልክ ፪ኛው ዘመን አንስቶ የኢትዮጵያ ሰንደቅ በተደጋጋሚ ተለውጧል / ረክሷል

💭 In Ethiopia, the National Flag (Red + Gold + Green) – which was first introduced by Emperor Yohannes IV (1872-1889) has been repeatedly changed / desecrated since Emperor Menelik II’s Reign (1889-1913)

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

ትክክለኛው የኢትዮጵያ ሰንደቅ (አፄ ዮሐንስ)

👉 The Flag of Emperor Yohannes IV proudly displayed by priests at Hiruy Giyorgis Church near Dabra Tabor, Gondar.

💭 Around the World in Things You Can’t Do to Flags

A SYMBOL USED TO REPRESENT something powerful or influential—a person, a sports team, a religion—also makes itself vulnerable to destruction. It isn’t easy to, say, destroy a country, but you can destroy a symbol of that country fairly easily, and there’s no symbol more identified with a nation, and thus more commonly destroyed in protest, than a national flag.

In the United States, the Supreme Court has been clear and consistent in the opinion that the desecration of the Stars and Stripes is an American right, enshrined in the First Amendment. To change this, as has been continually proposed, would be extremely difficult, requiring—from a viciously divided Congress—a two-thirds vote on a constitutional amendment, followed by ratification by at least 38 fractious states. In short, it’s not likely.

How countries treat the destruction of their national symbols varies around the world. That the United States has such strong protections for flag burning makes it rather unusual. Most other nations, including many generally perceived as progressive and permissive, have some kind of flag-desecration laws on their books. These laws are, often, a fascinating blend of the seemingly arbitrary and the desire to suppress legitimate protest.

The concept of a national flag, or even a nation in general, is not particularly old. Nations as we think of them didn’t really exist until the 17th and 18th centuries; prior to that, there were territories, kingdoms, empires, and various other polities and geographic entities, but no universally recognized concept of nationhood, with specific borders and governments and rules for communication with each other. Flags themselves are very old, of course, but until the Age of Sail they were mostly used for communication, or to identify more localized groups, such as a specific family line or military unit. As national symbols, they didn’t begin to emerge until the mid-1800s, and it was a while longer before they became a seeming requisite for statehood.

Because flags are fairly recent developments, the concept of flag burning, or flag desecration of any sort, is a fairly recent idea as well. Effigies were a much more common form of big-concept protest prior to the modern era. In the United Kingdom, it has been a tradition to burn an effigy of the Pope, or of failed Catholic plotter Guy Fawkes, for hundreds of years. Leaders embodied the state, so in the absence of other symbols of a legal territory, people burned representations of specific people.

Flags have several advantages over effigies. They’re cheaper and easier to acquire than a reasonable likeness of a human—and fairly flammable, depending on material. Flag burning really became a go-to tactic in the United States in the 1960s, during the Vietnam War, but around the world, burning a flag has long been a simple, effective means of protesting a federal government.

Governments have some stake in this, as flag burning is most obviously a form of protest against them, often conducted by persecuted minority groups as a means to raise awareness (or by irate people in another nation). Governments don’t generally want negative publicity, or people angrily pointing out their shortcomings. In that sense, banning the action is not so different from actively breaking up a protest march with tear gas or worse. “If it’s a crime to burn the flag because it’s the flag, the only reason the government is doing that is because it disagrees with the message the protester is trying to convey,” says Brian Hauss, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union who focuses on free speech issues.

There are other reasons for these laws as well. Denmark, for example, bans the burning of any flag, with one exception: the Danish flag itself. According to Danish law, burning the flag of a foreign nation is a provocation that can hurt Denmark’s status in the world community. Burning the Danish flag, though? Fire it up; some even say that burning is the accepted way to dispose of a Danish flag in Denmark, though that doesn’t specifically appear in the law.

Australia is one of the few nations, along with the United States, Canada, and Belgium, to explicitly allow flag burning. As in the United States, this hasn’t stopped legislators there from attempting to ban the protest act, or at least provide the political appearance of attempting to ban it. During the violent 2005 race riots known as the Cronulla riots, a Lebanese-Australian teenager burned an Australian flag. He was charged and prosecuted, too; not for burning a flag, but for stealing and destroying personal property. This use of other laws to prosecute acts of flag burning is a common practice: Charges may include disturbing the peace, theft, destruction of property, arson, and other crimes, in lieu of symbolic desecration.

China, on the other hand, is going hard in the other direction. In 2017, the nation passed an amendment that dramatically increases the penalties and the scope of its symbol-desecration laws. Offenders can be hit with jail terms of up to three years for acts such as mocking the national anthem by singing it in a sarcastic voice. Burning, defacing, or stomping on the national flag is covered, too.

A lot of the countries that have such laws on the books don’t usually bother with the enforcement side. France, on the other hand, actually prosecutes. In 2010, an Algerian man, furious with the extremely bad customer service he was receiving at a local government office, grabbed a Tricolore and snapped its wooden pole in half. He was forcibly restrained and fined—not for destruction of property, but for “insulting” the flag.

Insult” is a broad brush. India prefers bonkers specificity, with laws so granular that they cover much more than actual desecration. The country legislates which side of a room a flag must be installed in, what kind of material is allowed, who can mount a flag on a vehicle (only government or military personnel, and only some of them), the order in which the Indian flag must be placed when displayed with other national flags, and the specific weight of one square foot of flag material. Violate any of these and you’re already afoul of the flag laws. Sometimes it doesn’t even take a flag at all; in 2007, a petition was filed against cricketer and national hero Sachin Tendulkar for cutting a cake that had the flag on it.

Israel is another country with an aggressive stance toward symbolic protest involving flags. The government, in 2016, dramatically raised the financial penalty for conviction. Inflation and not one but two separate new currencies make it hard to track just how much it went up, but the new penalty is a maximum fine of over $16,000 and up to three years in prison. Last year, a Palestinian protestor stomped up and down on an Israeli flag as part of a protest against the Israeli army shooting people through the Gaza fence. He is not nearly the only one to be prosecuted for flag desecration in Israel.

Those fines will hurt, but sometimes such forms of punishment are as symbolic as a flag itself. In Mexico, flag desecration is illegal, but not often prosecuted. A notable exception came in 2008, when, after a very long legal battle, famed poet Sergio Witz was found guilty of desecrating the Mexican flag—in verse. In 2002, he published “La patria entre mierda,” or “The Motherland Among the Shit.” “I clean my ass with the flag,” he wrote, along with “I dry my urine on the flag of my country,” and a couple of lines about how the flag produces nothing but nationalist vomit. Witz has later conceded that the poem is not his best work.

In any case, in 2008, a judge gave Witz a symbolic fine of 50 pesos—about $2.50—as a “warning” to those who abuse freedom of speech, according to an article in El Universal. Witz has said the fine is ridiculous, and he refuses to pay it.

For a long time, the United States was all of these places and none. Before 1989, a whopping 48 of 50 states had some type of flag-burning law on the books. But a case called Texas v. Johnson, in which a young protester was tried for burning the American flag during the 1984 Republican National Convention, settled things. In a 5–4 decision in 1989, the Supreme Court declared flag burning to be protected political speech under the First Amendment, immediately invalidating those 48 state laws.

It’s not difficult to see a pattern connecting some of the countries that are serious about their flag-desecration laws—they have governments noted for active, even aggressive, responses to dissent and protest. Take note, in case the United States ever does pass a constitutional amendment to ban flag burning

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How The Tigray Crisis is Affecting Families in The U.S.

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 28, 2021

💭 Ethiopia Conflict Leaves Diaspora in US Fearing for Families

As chaos envelops Kabul after Afghanistan’s government collapsed and the Taliban seized control, horrific stories and heartbreaking images also pour out of Ethiopia. Some in the U.S. with a connection to the African country are feeling a call to action.

In Washington, D.C., home to the largest concentration of Ethiopians in the U.S. and the largest Ethiopian population outside Africa, there’s an intense debate over the war and who’s at fault.

“Tigray is part of Ethiopia. Tigrayans are Ethiopians until they decide otherwise. So any war, any suffering in Ethiopia, should be a pain to everybody,” Assefa Fisseha, a man who fled the country 20 years to begin a new life in America, told ABC News.

In Fisseha’s homeland, within the northern region of Tigray, millions are caught in the middle of civil war between Tigrayan defense forces and the Ethiopian government.

Each side has been accused of atrocities throughout the conflict, with systemic rape and starvation used as weapons of war, according to the United Nations, senior U.S. officials and monitoring groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. Roads, bridges, hospitals and farms have been destroyed, exacerbating the humanitarian catastrophe, according to aid groups.

But information can be hard to come by. Internet outages by the Ethiopian government have disconnected families inside and outside the country for days, weeks or even months at a time, according to Internet monitor NetBlocks.

With over 110 million people, Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Africa. The conflict has left thousands dead and displaced roughly two million people in Tigray, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

“On the ground, what I’m really seeing is just hungry people there, people are extremely paranoid and protective,” Leoh Hailu-Ghermy, who made a two-day trek to the region to deliver supplies and aid to refugees, told ABC News.

Hailu-Ghermy is one of the voices in the movement to end the war many activists call a modern-day genocide.

Earlier this month, more apparent victims of the atrocities in the brutal, 10-monthlong civil war washed up on a riverbank in neighboring Sudan. Fifty bodies were believed to be Tigrayans from a nearby village, according to The Associated Press.

There have been reports of massacres, ethnic cleansing and widespread sexual assault by Ethiopian government troops, according to Amnesty International.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said the U.S. has seen “acts of ethnic cleansing,” but stopped short of calling the atrocities genocide — a specific legal term in international law. The Ethiopian government has fiercely denied such accusations.

“It’s really heartbreaking to see that people’s livelihoods can be stripped away from them in such an unfair way and that the world wouldn’t care because of the geography of that place or because of the race of those people,” Hailu-Ghermy said.

Just last week, the Biden administration called out the Ethiopian government for obstructing humanitarian aid, including convoys, saying aid workers will run out of food this week.

In May, President Joe Biden issued a lengthy statement, calling for a ceasefire, negotiations to halt the conflict and an end to human rights abuses, including the widespread sexual violence.

The Biden administration also tapped a special envoy for the region to push for a diplomatic solution — and fired a warning shot at the Ethiopian government, a critical U.S. partner, by imposing limited sanctions.

MORE: US restricting visas, aid over conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

In May, the State Department said it imposed visa bans on officials from Ethiopia and neighboring Eritrea — whose military crossed the border to fight Tigrayan forces. Because visas are confidential by law, it did not say who was impacted but the U.S. Treasury slapped financial sanctions on Monday on General Filipos Woldeyohannes, the chief of staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces, accusing his forces of massacres, looting, rape, torture and extrajudicial killings of civilians.

Hailu-Ghermy and other advocates say they are looking for more action.

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed was once seen as a popular reformer when he came into power in 2018, even winning the Nobel Peace Prize for ending a decades-long war with neighboring Eritrea. His election unseated the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, or TPLF, which dominated Ethiopia politics prior to his administration, and tensions between his federal government and their regional leaders exploded into conflict last November.

“Now that the conflict has been ongoing for several months, it produces its own logic. And so every atrocity, every retaliation begets another retaliation and unfortunately, another atrocity,” Aly Verjee, a senior adviser to the Africa program at the U.S. Institute of Peace, told ABC News.

Tigrayans celebrated when Abiy declared a ceasefire in June, but now their forces are on the offensive and Abiy responded with a call for all capable citizens to take up arms and join the fight to show patriotism.

“Ethiopians at home and abroad, your motherland calls upon you. History has shown that there is no force that can stand in our way when we say no more,” he said in a statement.

Analysts fear the conflict will spiral further out of control, putting hundreds of thousands on the brink of famine and potentially spilling over borders to Ethiopia’s neighbors.

“Let’s not forget that the reason the majority of Ethiopian Americans are in the United States is because, at one time or another, there was conflict in Ethiopia. Let’s not see another generation of Ethiopians feel that they have to leave the country because of conflict,” Verjee said.

Courtesy: abc NEWS

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