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እስከ ስቅለት ትግራይን ለቃችሁ እንድትወጡ አስጠንቅቀን ነበር | አበረ አዳሙ በግራኝ ተለጎሙ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 4, 2021

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

በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ የታወጀውን የዘር ማጥፋት ጂሃድ ከእነ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ጎን ሆነው ከነደፉት ግለሰቦች መካከል አንዱ አቶ አበረ አዳሙ ናቸው። ምንም ጥርጥር የለኝም፤ ገዳዩ አሸባሪው አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ነው። ለማዘናጋት ልክ ከጂኒ ጃዋር ጋር እንደሠራው እና እየሠራው ስላለው ድራማ፤ ከኦነጉ መሪ ዳውድ ኢብሳም ጋር ተናብቦ በትናንትናው ዕለት “ቤቱ እንዲከበብ” አደረገ። ከመስቀል አደባባይ የቦንብ ፍንዳታ እስከ አክሱም ጽዮን ፤ ከኢንጂነር ስመኘው ግድያ እስከ ጄነራል ሰዓረ ሁሉንም የገደላቸው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ነው።

“….ሰዎች ጥቅም ወዳድ ናቸውና በጥቅም ሂድባቸውየሚፈልጉትን እያሳየህ ወደምትፈልገው ስፍራ ውሰድ እና ጣላቸውከዚያም በሬ ሆይ! ሳሩን አየህና ገደሉን ሳታይብለህ ተርትባቸውግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ

ግራኝ እስካልተደፋ ድረስና በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ እየተሠራ ያለው ሰይጣናዊ ግፍ እስካልቆመ ድረስ ገና ብዙ ደም በየቦታው ይፈስሳል፤ ይቀጥላል!

👉 “ወቅታዊ ጥሪ ለአማራ | እስከ ጌታችን ስቅለት ድረስ ሚሊሻዎቻችሁን ሁሉ ከትግራይ አስወጡ!”

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#TigrayGenocide | Terrorist Abiy Ahmed Strips 2.3 Million Children of Protection & Humanitarian Assistance

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 3, 2021

#የትግራይጭፍጨፋ | አሸባሪው አቢይ አህመድ አሊ 2.3 ሚሊዮን የትግራይ ሕጻናትን የጥበቃ እና የሰብአዊነት ድጋፍ ነፍጓቸዋል

👉 በአሸባሪዎች የሚመረው የዓለማችን የመጀመሪያው መንግስት/አገዛዝ

በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ ጦርነቱን እያካሄዱ ያሉት፣ የትግራይን አባቶች፣ እናቶች፣ አረጋውያን፣ ጎልማሳዎች፣ ሴቶች፣ ወንዶች፣ ካህናት፣ ምዕመናን እና ሕጻናትን ለስድስት ወራት ያህል በጽኑ በመጨፍጨፍ፣ በማሸበር፣ በማስራብና በማስጠማት ላይ ያሉት የአህዛብ የዋቄዮ አላህ ልጆችና መናፍቃን መሆናቸውን እያየነው ነው። 

👉 እያንዳንዱ የዋቄዮ-አላህ ልጅና ኦሮማራ ደጋፊ መንጋው ተዋሕዶ ትግራዋይንን በግልጽና በይፋ ከድቷል፤ ስለዚህ አሁን ሌላ ቀይ ሽብር፣ ጭፍጨፋና ግፍ ለመፈጽም ቆርጦ ተነስተዋል። የኢትዮጵያ ዘ-ስጋ ሕዝብ ቢፈልግ ኖሮ ጦርነቱን በአንድ ቀን ወዲያው ማቆም ይችል ነበር፣ እርዳታውም ያለምንም መሰናክል ቶሎ እንዲደረስ ማድረግ በቻለ ነበር። ነገር ግን የኦሮሞም ሆነ የአማራ ሕዝቦች እራሳቸውን የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ሕዝቦች ከሆኑት የዓለማችን ሕዝቦች በመመደብ(አዎ! የእግዚአብሔር የሆኑ ሕዝቦች አሉ፤ የሰይጣንም የሆኑ አሉ!)ላለፉት ስድስት ወራት የሰብዓዊነት ጭላንጭል እንኳን ለአንዴም ለማሳየት ፈቃደኞች አልነበሩም። ይህም ማለት፤ ኦሮሞ + አማራ + ሶማሌ + ጉራጌ + ወላይታ + ደቡብ ሁሉም በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ የሞት ፍርድ ፈርደውታል ማለት ነው። ወደዱትም ጠሉት ይህን ሐቅ ያውቁት ዘንድ ግልጽ ነው!

እነዚህን “ሸኔ” ፋሺስቶችና አሸባሪዎች ብቻ እንደ ምሳሌ አድርጎ መውሰዱ በቂ ነው፤ የሁሉም መጠረጊያ ጊዜአቸው ተቃርቧልና ስሞቻቸውን በደንብ እንመዝግባቸው!፦

አብዮት አህመድ አሊ (ሙስሊም መናፍቅ)

ዝናሽ አቴቴ አህመድ አሊ (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)

ዳንኤል ክብረት (ኦሮማራ-አርዮስ)

ኢሬቻ ጂኒ በላይ (ዋቀፌታ-አርዮስ)

ዘመድኩን በቀለ (ኦሮማራ-አርዮስ)

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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Rape as a Weapon of War in Tigray | The Little Rapist Army of a Once Great Nation

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 28, 2021

👉 It’s Rape Jihad – የአስገድዶ መድፈር ጂሃድ ነው 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

👉 The past three years, they’ve been preparing for this crime

👉 ላለፉት ሶስት ዓመታት ለዚህ ወንጀል ዝግጅት ሲያደርጉ ቆይተዋል

🔥 Oromo & Amhara (Oromara) sadistic cruel army Get the heck out of Tigray!

🔥 የኦሮሞ እና አማራ(ኦሮማራ)እርኩስ ጨካኝ ሰአራዊት ከትግራይ ባፋጣኝ ውጣ!

🔥 We’re here to make you HIV positive’: Hundreds of women rush to Tigray hospitals as soldiers use rape as weapon of war

🔥 “እኛ ኤች.አይ.. ኤድስ እንዲኖራችሁ ነው እኛ የመጣነው’ ወታደሮች አስገድዶ መድፈርን እንደ ጦር መሣሪያ አድርገው ስለሚጠቀሙ በመቶዎች የሚቆጠሩ ሴቶች ወደ ትግራይ ሆስፒታሎች በጥድፊያ በማምራት ላይ ናቸው።”

👉 እነሱ ሴቶቻቸው ነው የተደፈሩት ፤ የኛ ወታደሮች እኮ በሳንጃ ተደፍረዋል

አረመኔው /ሳዲስቱ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ “እርካብና መንበር” በተባለው የዲያብሎስ መጽሐፉ (ከሂትለር መጽሐፍ “ማይን ካምፕፍ/ Mein Kampf = የኔ ትግል/ ጂሃድ) የተቀዳ ነው ፥ ላይ የትግራይን ሕዝብ ለማንበርከክ ሴቶችን እንዴት አስገድዶ መድፈር እንደሚያስፈልግ በገጽ ፷፬/64 በሦስተኛው አንቀጽ ላይ በአገሪቱ ባህል ሠርጾ የሚገኘውን የአንበሳነት (የጀግንነት) ገጸ ባህርይ ትክክል እንዳልሆነ አድርጎ ከተቸ በኋላ ጀብዳዊ ጭካኔን ሲገልስ የሚከተለውን አስፍሯል፦

🔥 “አንበሳ ከደከመ አይገዛም! ከደከምክ አትኖርም ትገደላለህ። በገዛ ወገንህ። ስለዚህ ላንተ አሳሳቢና ዘወትር አስፈላጊው ጉዳይ ኃይልን ማጠናከር ነው። መፈራትን መገንባት ነው። ከነዘርህ … ከነዘርማንዘርህ። አስከብሮ የሚያኖርህ በእንዲህ ዐይነቱ ምድር ፍቅር አይደለም – ጉልበት እንጂ። ለዚህ ደግሞ እንደ አንበሳ ሁሉ ማስፈራሪያ እንጂ ፍቅር አይሰጠውም – ያን ጉልበት በዲፕሎማሲ አስማምቶ ለመምራት አያውለውም ተቀናቃኜ ያለውን ጀርባ ለማድቀቅ እንጂ።”

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Ethiopia ‘Will be Digging up Mass Graves For a Decade’: Inside Tigray’s Dirty War

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 27, 2021

🔥 ኢትዮጵያ ‘ለአስር አመት የብዙሃን መቃብር እየቆፈረች ትገኛለች’: በትግራይ ቆሻሻ ጦርነት ውስጥ

„“በሕይወት ዘመናችን ፣ ወይም በታሪካችንም ቢሆን እንደዚህ ዓይነት ክፋት አላየንም” ብለዋል ፡፡ ቅዱስ ቁርባንን ከወሰዱ በኋላ ነጭ ልብስ ለብሰው የነበሩ ወጣቶችን ገደሉ፡፡ አንዲት ልጅን ይዛ ‘ልጄ ፣ ልጄ’ ብላ ስትጮህ የነበረች አንዲት ሴት ተለይታ ተገደለች፣ የሰባት ወር ጨቅላዋ ከፊት ለፊታችን መሬት ላይ ወደቀች፡፡” 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

In our lifetime, or even in our history, we have not seen such wickedness,” he said. “They killed youngsters who were wearing white clothes after having taken the Holy Communion. One woman who was holding a child and shouting ‘my son, my son’ was singled out and killed, and her seven-month-old baby fell to the ground right in front of us.”😠😠😠 😢😢😢

ሌላ ነገር ማለት አይቻልም፣ አማራ እና ኦሮሞ ላለፉት ሦስት ዓመታት በጋራ ያቀዱትና የተመኙትን የዘር ማጥፋት ዘመቻ ነው በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ በጋራ ጠላቶች መስለው እየተናበቡ በማካሄድ ላይ ያሉት። ይህን ስል እጅግ በጣም እያዘንኩ፣ ደሜ እየፈላ እና ለበቀል እየጮህኩ ነው። የትግራይን ሕዝብ ከጨፈጨፉ በኋላ ሁሉንም ወንጀል በኤርትራውያን (ትግራዋያን) ላይ አመካኝተው ለማመልጥ እየሞከሩ ነው። ሰሞኑን “የኤርትራ ወታደሮች ወደ ኦሮሚያ ገብተዋል” የሚለው ቅስቀሳ ደግሞ፤ ገና በትግራይ ላይ ጦርነቱን ሲጀመሩት ያልኩት ነው ፥ የትግራይን ሕዝብ ሕመም፣ ሰቆቃና ለቅሶ ሰርቀው ወደ ኦሮሚያ ለመውሰድ ነው። ይደፍሩሻል፣ ያሳድዱሻል፣ ይጨፈጭፉሻል ፥ ከዚያ እኛ ነን ተበዳዮች ብለው ድምጽሽን፣ እምባሽንና ነፍስሺን ይሰርቁሻል። እነዚህ የዲያብሎስ ጭፍሮች ያቀዱት ይህን ነው፤ የትግራይን ሕዝብ ሰቆቃ ዓለም ሁሉ ከሰማ በኋላ አትኩሮቱን ሁሉ ለመስረቅ ኦሮሚያ በተባለው ሲዖል ላይ ድራማ መስራት ይጀምራሉ፤ በኤርትራ በቂ የትግርኛ ቋንቋ ትምህርት የቀሰሙ የግራኝ/ ኦነግ ወታደሮች የኤርትራን መለዮ ለብሰው በራሳቸው ሕዝብ ላይ ጥቃት ይፈጽማሉ፤ ልክ እንደ አጫሉ እንደ ጃዋር ዓይነቶቹን ወንድሞቻቸውን ይገድላሉ፣ ከዚያ ያው የኤርትራ ትግሬዎች ጨፈጨፉን “ኧረ ኡ ኡ ኡ!” ይላሉ…

አዎ! አየነው አይደለም! ላለፉት ሦስት ዓመታት ኦሮሚያ በተባለው ሲዖልና በቤኒሻንጉል አምሐራ፣ ትግራዋይ እና ጉራጌ ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያናውያንን ኦሮሞዎቹ ሲጨፈጭፏቸው አማራዎቹ እስካሁን ጸጥ ያሉት ለካስ ቃል ተገብቶላቸው ነው፤ “መጀመሪያ የኦሮማራ ህብረት ፈጥረንና በኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ መሪነት ተደራጅተን ትግሬዎችን እንጨፍጭፍና ከዚያ እንደራደራለን” የሚል ሴራ በመጠነሳስ ጋሎቹ በአማራዎች ላይ ጭፍጨፋ ሲያካሂዱ፣ መሪዎቻቸውን ሲገድሉ፣ ሴት ልጆቻቸውን አግተው ሲሰውሩ፣ አብያተ ክርስቲያናትን ሲያቃጥሉ ቀሳውስቱን እና ካህናቱን ሲያርዱአቸው ሁሉም በጋራ ለምን ተናብበው ዝም እንዳሉ አሁን ገባን? አዎ! ግራኝ አክዓብ አህመድ አሊ ለመላው የአማራ ተቋማት፣ ድርጅቶችና ልሂቃን ለብዕዴን፣ ለአብን፣ ለእነ ደመቀ መኮንን፣ ለእነ ዳንኤል ክብረት፣ ለእነ መምህር ዘበነ ለማ፣ ለእነ አቡነ ፋኑኤል፣ ለእነር ዘመድኩን በቀለ፣ ለማህበረ ቅዱሳን፣ በ”ዘመቻ አክሱም ጽዮን” ሥር ይህን ዲያብሎሳዊ ዕቅዱን በምስጢር ስለነገራቸው ነው። በኦሮሚያ ሲዖል አማራዎችና የተዋሕዶ ልጆች በጋሎቹ በተጨፈጨፉ ማግስት እነ ቧያለው በባሕር ዳር ለሽመልስ አብዲሳ ካባ ማልበሳቸው ይህንን ነው የሚጠቁመን።

በአክሱም ጽዮን፣ በደብረ ዳሞ፣ በደብረ ዓባይ ገዳም፣ በደንገላት፣ በውቅሮ ወዘተ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናት እና ገዳማት ያ ሁሉ ታይቶ የማይታወቅ ጭፍጨፋ ሲክሄድና የራሱ የወንጀለኛው አገዛዝ ተቋማትና አረመኔው ግራኝ እራሱ ሳይቀር ለመናዘዝ ከተገደዱ በኋላ እንኳን በኢትዮጵያ እና ተዋሕዶ ስም የተሸፈኑት “ካህናት፣ ቀሳውስት፣ መምህራንና ምዕመናን” እስከ እዚች ሰዓት ድረሰ ምንም ነገር እንዳልተፈጠረ በጋራ ዝም ጭጭ።

ታዲያ አሁን ይህ ሁሉ የዝምታ ሴራ ምን ይጠቁመናል? አዎ! “አማራ” እና “ኦሮሞ” የተባሉት ሕዝቦች የትግራይን ሕዝብ ለመጨፍጨፍ የሚደረገውን ይህን የአህዛብ ጂሃድ ገና ከጅምሩ ተመኝተውታል፣ አቅደውታል፣ በተግባርም አሳይተውታል። በትግራይ ሕዝብ፣ በጽዮን ማርያም ልጆች ላይ ጄነሳይድ አውጀዋል ማለት ነው። አማራም፣ ኦሮሞም ቤተክህነትም አህዛብ እንጂ ከክርስቶስ አይደሉም! ለእኔ እነሱ፤ ከፓትርያርኩ እስከ ምዕመኑ ካሁን በኋላ እስላሞች (አህዛብ) ወይንም ጴንጤ (መናፍቃን)እንጂ ክርስቲያኖች አይደሉም! በራሱ ሕዝብ ላይ፣ የኢትዮጵያ ሥልጣኔ እና መንፈሳዊ ቅድስት ሃገር በሆነችው ትግራይ ላይ ይህን ያህል ጭካኔ እና ግፍ ለማሳየት ማሰባቸው ብቻ እራሳቸውን የኢትዮጵያ፣ የተዋሕዶ እና የእግዚአብሔር አምላክ ጠላቶች አድርገዋል ማለት ነው። ይህ ሁሉ ግፍ እርስበርስ አባልቶ ያስጨራርሳቸዋል። ያሳዝናል፤ ግን መሆን ያለበት ይሆናል፤ “ምከረው ምከረው እምቢ ካለ መከራ ይምከረው” እንዲሉ።

ስለዚህ መንፈሳውያን የትግራይ ወገኖች የአባቶቻችሁንና የእናቶቻችሁን የጸሎት መጻሕፍት አውጥታቸው መንፈሳዊ ውጊያውን ሳትለሳለሱ በቁጣ ማካሄድ ይኖርባችኋል። አንድ የትግራይ ተወላጅ “እምነተ ቢስ” ሲሆን ያሳዝነኛል፤ መሆን አይገባውምና፤ ግን እምነት የሌላችሁ ትግራዋያን በተለይ በዲያስፐራ ያላችሁ ይህ የህልውና ጉዳይ ነውና እነዚህን ሁለት ሕዝቦች ለመበቀል አስፈላጊውን ዝግጅት ሁሉ አድርጉ። ለመቶ ሰላሳ ዓመታት ሁሉንም ግፍ በይቅርታ አሳልፋችሁታል፤ በቃ! እስከ መጪው የጌታችን ስቅለት ድረስ አማራዎችና ኦሮሞዎች ሁሉ ከዚህ የጭፍጨፋ፣ የዘር ማጥፋትና የአስገድዶ መድፈር ጽንፈኛ ተግባራቸው ተቆጥበው በትግራይ ሕዝብ ዘንድ ተንበርክከው ይቅርታ ለመጠየቅና ንስሐ ለመግባት ዝግጁዎች ካልሆኑ ትግራዋያን በእነዚህ ቃኤላውያን፣ እስማኤላውያን፣ ዔሳውያንና ይሁዳውያን ከሃዲ ወገኖች ላይ አምላክ የሚፈቅድላችሁን የበቀል እርምጃ በተገኙበት መውሰድ ትገደዳላችሁ። እያንዳንዱ ግለሰብ ይህን ማድረግ ይችላል። ይህን የማያደርግ ለሕዝቡ የቆመ ሊሆን አይችልም! መዳን ያለባቸውን ለማዳን ይነቁ ዘንድ ሌላ ቋንቋ ሊገባቸው አይችልም!

👉 እስኪ እናስበው እየተደረገው ያለው ነገር…ምን ያህል በሰይጣናዊ ቆሻሻነት የተበከሉ ቢሆኑ ነው!?

🔥 We’re here to make you HIV positive’: Hundreds of women rush to Tigray hospitals as soldiers use rape as weapon of war

🔥 “እኛ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. ኤድስ እንዲኖራችሁ ነው እኛ የመጣነው’ ወታደሮች አስገድዶ መድፈርን እንደ ጦር መሣሪያ አድርገው ስለሚጠቀሙ በመቶዎች የሚቆጠሩ ሴቶች ወደ ትግራይ ሆስፒታሎች በጥድፊያ በማምራት ላይ ናቸው።”


The 78-year-old Orthodox priest stayed inside his house until the killers had gone. Then, leaning on his wooden cane and holding a crucifix, he rushed outside to cover the bodies of his four sons and his two grandsons. Blood seeped through their white cotton scarves.

“They gathered them together and massacred them,” Lieqah Teaguhann Abraha Gaebbrrae said of the killers he identified as Eritrean soldiers by their accents, uniforms and facemarks.

They had arrived on foot in late November, he said, as the priest and his family were sharing injera flatbread and lentils to celebrate a Christian Orthodox holiday in the village of Dengelat in Tigray, the northernmost region of Ethiopia.

The celebration fell in the midst of conflict — the culmination of a power struggle between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, or TPLF, a regional party that ruled the country for 27 years until 2018.

This war has tipped Ethiopia, a gradually liberalising economic powerhouse and Africa’s second most populous country, into crisis. As tightly restricted humanitarian and foreign media access is loosened, testimonies such as that of Abraha are bubbling to the surface.

So too is evidence of the involvement of troops from Eritrea, which neighbours Tigray, to help the Ethiopian government fight the battle-hardened TPLF. After previous denials, this week Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, conceded that Eritrean troops had crossed into Ethiopia because, he said, they feared attack from the TPLF. During a meeting in Asmara on Friday, Isaias Afewerki, Eritrea’s strongman, “agreed to withdraw its forces out of the Ethiopian border”, read a statement from Abiy’s office.

For Eritrea, this conflict has been an opportunity to fight its decades-old Tigrayan foe, many claim. “This is open season for Eritrea,” said a foreign diplomat in Ethiopia. “Isaias wants to get rid of Tigray once and for all.” Their involvement and that of local militias and forces from elsewhere in Ethiopia has escalated a conflict that threatens to destabilise the region.

“You speak like us in Tigrinya. You are Eritreans. We are brothers. Come in and eat with us,” Abraha recalled telling six soldiers. But instead they took six men, aged between 15 and 46, to the banks of the nearby river, tied their hands behind their backs and shot them in the head. “They killed unarmed human beings whom they have not seen killing others. They are barbarians,” Abraha said.

Payback for Eritrea’

In total, local church officials and members of the Inter-Religious Council of Tigray estimate that at least 164 civilians were killed in Dengelat over two days in late November.

These are just a few of the thousands that diplomats and aid workers say have died since early November when Abiy began the so-called law and order operation against the TPLF, an organisation he has labelled a “criminal clique”. Weeks later, Addis Ababa claimed to “have completed and ceased military operations in the Tigray region”, establishing its own government there and killing or capturing some senior members of the TPLF leadership.

But the fighting rumbles on and Ethiopian and Eritrean forces, Tigrayan and other ethnic militias now stand accused of atrocities and even “ethnic cleansing”.

“This could be like the former Yugoslavia. Ethiopians will be digging up mass graves for a decade,” said a senior humanitarian official in Tigray.

Top members of the interim government in Tigray, which was appointed by Abiy, admit that Eritreans are in “full control” of a strip of Ethiopian territory of about 100km along the border. In private, even some senior federal government officials admit that the Eritreans remain present.

The involvement of Eritrea, where conscription is unavoidable and often indefinite, “is payback” because “the TPLF is the biggest existential threat to both Tigray and Eritrea”, said a senior federal government official, adding that Eritrean solders “have to leave” now because this has turned into “a majorly ugly war”.

The UN, US and EU have condemned the Eritrean presence in Tigray and said the perpetrators of human rights abuses should be held accountable. On Monday, the EU imposed sanctions on Eritrea, partly for its involvement in Tigray, diplomats say.

Eritrea’s information minister, Yaemmanae Ghaebremasqael, dismissed the allegations of abuses by Eritrean forces as “outrageous”, while the foreign ministry accused the EU of “doggedly working” to save the “TPLF clique” and to “drive a wedge between Eritrea and Ethiopia”.

For its part, Ethiopia’s foreign ministry has strongly denied ethnically motivated violence. The Ethiopian government recently said in a statement that “it undertook the law enforcement operations in the Tigray region with utmost precaution to avoid as much as possible collateral damage on civilians”, adding that it “takes any allegations of human rights abuses and crimes very seriously”.

Officials in Addis Ababa say the TPLF is “the source of all this mess”, blaming the party for almost three decades of dictatorship and fomenting ethnic division. Addis Ababa alleges the TPLF sought to undermine Abiy by sponsoring terrorist attacks around the country. It blames the TPLF and its militias for carrying out massacres, such as one at Mai Kadra in western Tigray in November.

Mulu Nega, the interim president of Tigray who was handpicked by Addis Ababa, said TPLF fighters were using civilians as “human shields”. “We’re trying to minimise this, but we cannot avoid completely human rights abuses,” he said in his office in the Tigrayan capital, Mekelle.

“This is a dirty war,” Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam, a government general in charge of a task force on the Tigray conflict, told diplomats during a March briefing in Mekelle. “On the atrocities, rape, crime . . . I don’t think we are going to be fortunate to see that such things have not happened,” he added.

Getachew Reda, a senior member of the TPLF, warned from his hide-out that TPLF forces would continue to fight until Tigrayans were liberated from what he called “occupation and perpetrators of genocide”.

‘In our lifetime . . . we have not seen such wickedness’

The wreckage of war is in plain sight on the 100km drive north of Mekelle to Dengelat. The Financial Times passed shelled villages, churches and mosques, looted factories, mangled tanks and charred combat trucks.

On arrival at the mountainous village of stone houses, men immediately rushed out to show mass graves — allegedly of between three and 13 people each — covered with cactus leaves or corrugated zinc. Women crouched under eucalyptus trees, holding photographs of dead relatives, sobbing in anger and despair.

Locals said “Eritrean soldiers” had fired on civilians, saying their orders were to get rid of potential TPLF militias. Some climbed a rock escarpment to shelter in the church but were warned by soldiers it would be shelled. Some who fled were shot dead.

Then, residents say, the Eritrean soldiers went on a murderous spree. They broke into the house of Yemane Gebremariam, 53, a seller of soft drinks. Out of the 13 people gathered there, he said, they killed seven, including his daughter and newly wed son, whose wife was shot in the hand.

“In our lifetime, or even in our history, we have not seen such wickedness,” he said. “They killed youngsters who were wearing white clothes after having taken the Holy Communion. One woman who was holding a child and shouting ‘my son, my son’ was singled out and killed, and her seven-month-old baby fell to the ground right in front of us.”

Weeping outside the church at Dengelat, 53-year-old Emnti Gobezay described the past months of conflict as “the worst war I’ve seen in my lifetime”, surpassing the TPLF’s insurgent war against the Derg regime in the early 1990s and the subsequent border war with Eritrea.

“I saw them with my own eyes,” she sobbed, describing when the “Eritreans” caught and killed her 20-year-old son. The Ethiopian government and its Eritrean “supporters” want “to wipe out the people of Tigray” by killing “peaceful people, teenagers, children, and priests”, she said.

Holding a leaf from a eucalyptus tree, she said: “The innocent blood of Tigrayans will fertilise this ground and grow fresh leaves. Our dead children will not be forgotten.”

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በስልክ ካሜራ የተቀረፀው ይህ ምስል የውቅሮ አማኑኤል ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተክርስቲያን በቦምብ ሲደበደብ ያሳያል፡፡ ጥንታዊው ቤተክርስቲያም በታዋቂው ነጋሽ (አልነጃሺ) መስጊድ አቅራቢያ በሚገኝ አንድ ኮረብታ ላይ ይገኛል።

ቀረፃውን ያደረገው ግለሰብ እንደገለጸው ቤተክርስቲያኑ ኅዳር ፲፭ /፪ሺ፲፫ ዓ.ም (የነብያት ጾም መግቢያ – ልክ በዚሁ ዕለት በግብጽም አንድ ቤተክርስቲያን ላይ መሀመዳውያኑ ጥቃት አድርሰው ነበር) በታንኮች በተተኮሰው ጥይት ተመታ፡፡ ቤተክርስቲያኑም ግለሰቡ ታክሎ ፲፯/17 ጊዜ ተመታ ፣ ግን ሁሉም ግባቸውን አልመቱም ፣ የተወሰኑት ወደ ኮረብታው አረፉ። ሰውዬው አክለውም ጥቃቱ የተከናወነው ከቅርብ ርቀት አይቼዋለሁ ባሉት የኤርትራ ጦር ነው ብለዋል፡፡ በቪዲዮው ውስጥ አንድ ድምጽ “መድሃኔ አለም አዲ ቄሾም እንዲሁ ተደብድቧል” የሚል ድምጽ ተሰምቷል፡፡

ወራሪው ጦር ሆን ተብሎ የትግራይ ሃይማኖታዊ ቦታዎችን ዒላማ ማድረጉን ከጦር ከወንጀለኛው ጄነራል ብርሃኑ ቁራ ጁላ አፍ ሰምተነው ነበር፡፡ በማሪያም ደንገላት ቤተክርስቲያን፣ በውቅሮ ጨርቆስ እና በአክሱም ጽዮን ማሪያም ላይ የተደረጉት ጭፍጨፋዎች እንደሚያሳዩት እጅግ በጣም አሰቃቂ ግድያዎችም በአብያተ ክርስቲያናት ውስጥ መፈጸማቸውን ነው፡፡

ዘገባዎች እንደሚያመለክቱት አብያተ ክርስቲያናት ዋናዎቹ የግድያ ቦታዎች ናቸው፡፡ ከፍተኛ ዋጋ ያላቸው ንብረቶቻቸውም ተዘርፈዋል። ግን እነሱም በጥይት ተደብድበው ሲፈራርሱ በዛላምበሳ አይተናል፡፡ በቅርቡ ከአውስትራሊያ የመጡት አባት ሰረቀ ብርሃን ከሌላው የትግራይ ተወላጅ የሃይማኖት አባት ጋር ባደረጉት ቃለ ምልልስ በሁሉም የትግራይ አካባቢዎች የሚገኙ አብያተ ክርስቲያናት በከባድ መሳሪያዎች ተደብድበዋል ፣ ተዘርፈዋል፡፡ ደብረ ዳሞ ፣ በምዕራብ ትግራይ ደብረ ዓባይ ፣ በአፅቢ የሚገኙ አብያተ ክርስቲያናትን ፣ በሐውዜን የሚገኙ አብያተ ክርስቲያናትንና በሌሎችም በርካታ ቦታዎችን ጠቅሰዋል፡፡ ቃለመጠይቅ ያደረገው ሰው አክለውም የተገደሉ ፸/70 ቄሶችን መቁጠሩን አክሏል፡፡ በተጨማሪም የኤርትራ ወታደሮች ሆን ብለው በትግራይ አብያተክርስቲያናት ላይ ምእመናንም እዚያው በተገኙበት ሽንት ሲጥሉ ታይተዋል፡፡

The Shelling of a Tigrayan Church by Abiy Ahmed | St. Emmanuel Church Wuqro

The footage, recorded with a smart phone from a distance, shows Amanuel Orthodox church being shelled. The church is situated atop a hill near the famous Negash (al-Nejashi) mosque which has also been attacked and damaged.

According to the person who recorded the footage, the church was shelled by artillery fired by tanks on November 24, 2020. The church was, the person added, shelled 17 times, but not all of them hit their target, some landing on the hill. The person also added that the shelling was done by the Eritrean army, which he said he saw in close range. In the video, one voice is heard saying “Medhane Alem Adi Kesho has also been shelled”.

The invading armies have deliberately targeted Tigrayan religious sites. The most gruesome massacres are also committed in churches, as the massacres in Mariam Dengelat church and Mariam Tsion of Aksum showed.

Reports indicate churches are the main massacre sites. Their valuable properties are also looted. But they are also shelled and destroyed. In a recent interview Father Sereke Berhan from Australia did with another religious father from Tigray, churches in all parts of Tigray have been shelled, looted and plundered. He mentioned Debre Damo, Debre Abay in western Tigray, churches in Atsbi, churches in Hawzen and churches in many other places. The interviewee also added that he counted 70 priests that have been killed. He also said the Eritrean soldiers deliberately urinate on the Tigrayan churches while the faithful are there.

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The Nazis’ Horrific Siege of Leningrad Repeated Today in Tigray, Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 26, 2021

👉 The Siege of Leningrad (St. Petersburg)

ከሁለት ወራት በፊት ያቀረብኩት ቪዲዮና ጽሑፍ፦

👉 “ናዚ ሂትለር በሩሲያ ከተማ ላይ የፈጸመውን ጭካኔ ፋሺስት ግራኝም በትግራይ ላይ እየደገመው ነው”

ሌኒንግራድ “የሕይወት ጎዳና”

👉 በሁለተኛው የዓለም ጦርነት ውስጥ በጣም ግልጽና ኢ-ሰብዓዊ ከሆኑት የጦር ወንጀሎች አንዱ ነው ፣ የሌኒንግራድ እገዳ

***“እንደ ዝንቦች እንጠፋለን!!!”***

👉 እ.አ.አ መስከረም ፲፱፻፵፪/1942 – ነሐሴ ፲፱፻፵፬/1944 ዓ.ም – የሌኒንግራድ ከተማ እገታ

👉 ሂትለር እራሱ እገዳውን አዘዘ

👉 ከተማዋ ዙሪያዋን ተከበበች፣ መውጫና መግቢያ መንገዶች ተዘጉ

👉 ለ ፪.፭/ 2.5 ሚሊዮን የከተማዋ ነዋሪዎች ምግብ፣ ውሃ፣ መብራትና ስልክ ማቅረብ አቆመ

👉 የሌኒንግራደሮች የጭካኔ ረሃብ የስሌቱ አካል ነበር

👉 ከአንድ ሚሊዮን በላይ ሰዎች ሞቱ

👉 ከተማዋን ግን መያዝ አልቻለም፤ ሂትለር ተሸነፈ

ከሰማንያ ዓመታት በፊት ዛሬ ሳንትፒተርስቡርግ በመባል የምትታወቀውን እና የሩሲያን ሁለተኛ አንጋፋ ከተማን ሌኒንግራድን (የፕሬዚደንት ፑቲን ከተማ) በሁሉም መንገድ ለመያዝ ባላቸው ፍላጎት ሂትለርና የናዚ ጀርመን አመራሮቹ እጅግ ኢ-ሰብዓዊ የሆኑ የትግል ዘዴዎችን ከመጠቀም አልተገደቡም፡፡ ሂትለር ከተማዋን ሙሉ ለሙሉ ለማውደም ፣ 2.5 ሚሊየን የሚሆነውን መላውን ህዝቧን ለማጥፋት ፣ በረሃብ ለመቅጣትና እና የተከላካዮችን ተቃውሞ ለማፈን በከፍተኛ የአየር እና በጦር መሳሪያዎች ደጋግሞ መትቷታል፡፡ ከተማዋ በእግድ ተከበባ ነበር ፡፡ ተከላካዮች እና የተቀረው የሌኒንግራድ ህዝብ በተከታታይ የቦምብ ፍንዳታ ተፈጽሞባቸው ፣ ረሃብ ፣ ብርድ እና በሽታ አጥቅተዋቸው እንኳን የጠላትን ጥቃት በጀግንነት እስከ መጨረሻው ተከላክለውት ነበር ፤ ቦምብ፣ ረሃብ፣ በሽታ እና ብርድ ሌኒንግራሮችን አልሰበሯቸውም ነበር።

ናዚዎች የሌኒንግራድ መያዙን ከዋና ዋና ስልታዊ እና ፖለቲካዊ ግቦች አፈፃፀም ጋር ያያይዙታል፡፡ እነሱ ይህችን ከተማ እና ህዝቧንም ከምድር ገጽ ለማጥፋት አስበው ነበር፡፡

በሌኒንግራድ የተደረገው ውጊያ በታላቁ የአርበኞች ጦርነት ወቅት በጣም ረዥም ነበር ፡፡ የፋሺስት ጀርመን ወታደራዊ-የፖለቲካ አመራር ሌኒንግራድ ከጥቃት ወረራው የመጀመሪያ ዒላማዎች እንደ አንዱ አደረገው፡፡ ነገር ግን በሌኒንግራድ ለ 900 ቀናት በመከላካይ ጦርነት ወቅት የሩሲያ/ሶቬይት ወታደሮች ከተማዋን ለጠላት አሳልፈው አልሰጡም ፣ በርካታ የጠላት ኃይሎችን እና ከናዚዎች ጋር አብሮ የነበረውን መላውን የፊንላንድ ጦር ድል አድርገዋቸው ነበር፡፡ እና የሌኒንግራድ መከላከያ የሩሲያ/ሶቪዬት ህዝብ እና የመከላከያ ሰራዊታቸው ድፍረት እና ጀግንነት ምልክት ለመሆን በቅቷል፡፡ ናዚዎች ሌኒንግራድን ሙሉ በሙሉ ለመያዝ ባለመቻላቸው ከተማዋን በጭካኔ የቦምብ ፍንዳታ እና ድብደባ በመምታት ህዝቡን እና ተከላካዮችን በረሃብ እና በብርድ ቀጥተው ለማንበርከክ ሞክረው ነበር፡፡

የጀርመን ወታደሮች ሌኒንግራድን የማጥቃት ዘመቻ የተጀመረው እ.ኤ.አ. ሐምሌ 10 ቀን 1941 ዓ.ም ነበር፡፡ በዚህ ቀን የጀርመን እና የፊንላንድ ወታደሮች በደቡብ ምዕራብ እና በሰሜን አቅጣጫዎች ከተማዋን ለማጥቃት ዘመቱ፡፡

የጀርመን ትዕዛዝ ሌኒንግራድን በትንሽ ደም በመውሰድ በቁጥጥር ስር ለማዋል እና የሞስኮ ቡድን ሰሜን ኃይሎችን በሞስኮ ላይ ለማጥቃት ዓላማው ሳይሳካ ቀርቷል ፡ ስለዚህ እስክ 1944 ዓ.ም ድረስ ሌኒንግራድን ለዘጠኝ መቶ ቀናት (ለሁለት ዓመታት ተኩል ያህል) በናዚ ወታደሮች ታግዳና ተከብባ እንድትቆይ ተደርጎ ነበር። የተከበበችው ከተማ ሁኔታ እጅግ በጣም አስቸጋሪ ነበር፡፡ የጋራ ሥርዓቶቹ ሁሉ አልሠሩም፡፡ ከተማዋ መብራት፣ ስልክ፣ ሙቀትና የውሃ አቅርቦት ተነፍጓት ነበር፡፡ የኃይል አቅርቦቱ ውስን ነበር፡፡ በተመሳሳይ ጊዜ ህዝቡ እንዳለ ታግቶ ነበር፤ አልተለቀቀም፤ ስለዚህ በአስቸጋሪ ቀዝቃዛ ክረምት እና በቂ አቅርቦቶች በሌሉበት ሁኔታ በመቶ ሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ሰዎች ለረሃብ ተጋለጡ፡፡ በእገዳው ጊዜ ሁሉ የነዋሪዎችን መፈናቀል በዋነኝነት ሕፃናትን ነበር ያጠቃው፡፡ ሆኖም በላዶጋ ሐይቅ በኩል “ከዋናው ምድር” ጋር የተከበበውን ብቻ የሚያገናኝበት ብቸኛው መንገድ “የሕይወት ጎዳናዎች” ውስን ነበሩ፡፡

ግማሽ ሚሊየን ሰዎች ፣ ብዛት ያላቸው የኢንዱስትሪ መሣሪያዎች ፣ ባህላዊ እሴቶች እና ሌሎች ንብረቶች ከከተማው ተወስደዋል ፡፡ በአጠቃላይ የሥራ ዘመኑ ከ 1.6 ሚሊዮን ቶን በላይ ጭነት በ “የሕይወት ጎዳና” ተጓጉዞ ወደ 1.4 ሚሊዮን ገደማ የሚሆኑ ሰዎች እንዲፈናቀሉ ተደርጓል፡፡

በረሃብ ፣ በብርድ ፣ በበሽታ፣ በቦምብ እና በከባድ ድብደባ ምክንያት የሞቱት የሌኒንግራድ ከተማ ነዋሪዎች ጠቅላላ ቁጥር ፩/1 ሚሊዮን ሰዎች ደርሶ ነበር።

ግራኝ አብዮ አህመድ አሊ በመፈንቅለ ክልል ጀብዱው እነ ጄነራል አሳምነውን የአማራ ክልል ከተሰኘው ክፍለ ሃገር ገድሎ ካስወገደ በኋላ በጋላዎች የሚመራውን የጋላማራ አገዛዝ በክልሉ አስቀመጠ፣ ባስፈለገ ጊዜ ፊሽካ ተነፍቶ በክልሉ ስም ለዘመቻ የሚጠራውን “የአማራ ልዩ ሃይል” አደራጀ፣ አሁን በወለጋ በሚኖሩት አማራዎች ላይ አሰቃቂ ጭፍጨፋ ባደረገ ማግስት፤ “ና! ወደ ትግራይ ልንዘምት ነው፣ ወልቃይት እርስትህን ነፃ ታወጣለህ!” ተብሎ እንዲወጣና የእሳት እራት እንዲሆን አደረገው። ጎን ለጎን፤ በቤኒሻንጉል እና ኦሮሚያ ህገ-ወጥ ክልሎች አማራዎች ላይ ጭፍጨፋውን ቀጠለ፤ በሉሲፈራውያኑ ልሂቃኑ የሚመራውና “አማራ” ሳይሆን “አማራ ነኝ” እያለ እራሱን ለመከላከል ብቃት ያለው መንጋ ግን የጎጃምን ግዛቱን (እርስቱን) ከቤኒሻንጉል እና ኦሮሚያ አስመልሶ የሕዳሴ ግድቡን ለመቆጣጠር ከመታገል ይልቅ በትግሬ ወገኑ ላይ ካለው ጥላቻ የተነሳ በርሃማዋን “ወልቃይት እርስቴን ላስመለስ” በሚል ወኔ ለጋላዎች ሤራ እራሱን አሳልፎ በመስጠት እራሱን በእሳት ያስጠርጋል። በዚህም እርስቱንም፣ ወኔውንም ማንነቱንም ሁሉ ይነጠቃል! “….ሰዎች ጥቅም ወዳድ ናቸውና በጥቅም ሂድባቸው…የሚፈልጉትን እያሳየህ ወደምትፈልገው ስፍራ ውሰድ እና ጣላቸው… ከዚያም በሬ ሆይ! ሳሩን አየህና ገደሉን ሳታይ… ብለህ ተርትባቸው” ብሎህ ነበር እኮ የዘመትክለት እባቡ አብይ።

በዘመነ ኮሮና፣ በዘመነ አንበጣ፤ ግራኝ አብዮ አህመድ በትግራይ ኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ እየፈጸመው ያለው ጭካኔ የተሞላበት ፋሺስታዊ ተግባር ናዚው ሂትለር ከሰማኒያ ዓመታት በፊት በሩሲያውያኑ ላይ ከፈጸመው ኢ-ሰብዓዊ ተግባር ጋር እጅግ በጣም ተመሳሳይ ነው። ልብ እንበል፤ ግራኝ ትግራይን ማገድ፣ መተንኮስ፣ ለወረርሽኝ በሽታ፣ ለአንበጣ፣ ለረሃብ ማጋለጡን የጀመረው ከሁለት ዓመት ተኩል በፊት ነበር። የሂትለርን ፍኖተ ካርታ ይዞ ነው ጥቃቱን በማካሄድ ላይ ያለው። ግፍና ሰቆቃ ስቃይ እና ሰቆቃ

ትናንትና የመቀሌ ዩኒቨርስቲን አጥቅቶ ብዙ ተማሪዎችን መጉዳቱ ተሰምቷል። እነዚህ ጭፍጨፋዎች ተገቢውን ዓለም አቀፋዊ ትኩረት እንዳያገኙ፤ እንደ ዘላን ተዋጊ ዛሬ ወደ ሰሜን ነገ ወደ ደቡብ፣ ምስራቅና ምዕራብ እየተዘዋወረ ለኦሮሙማ ፕሮጀክቱ ጭፍጨፋዎችን “በብልጠት” ይቀጥላል። በወለጋ ጨፈጨፈ ፥ ዓለም ለጭካኔው ትኩረት ማሳየት ስትጀምር ወደ ሰሜን ዞረ፣ የሰሜኑ ጭፍጨፋና የስደተኞች መብዛት የዓለም አቀፉን ትኩረት ማግኘት ሲጀምር ወደ ምዕራብና ደቡብ ዞሮ በቤኒሻንጉል እና ኦሮሚያ ሌላ አሰቃቂ ጭፍጨፋ እንዲካሄድ አደረገ። ታዲያ ይህ ዲያብሎስን የሚያስንቅ አረመኔያዊ ተግባር አይደለምን?! የናዚዎች ጭካኔ እንዲገታ ሂትለር መገደል ነበረበት፤ በሃገራችንም የሕዝባን ስቃይ እና ሰቆቃ እንዲቆም ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ባፋጣኝ መጠረግ አለበት።

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U.N.: Genocide in Ethiopia | የአስተዋዩ ቴዎድሮስ ፀጋዬ ዕይታ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 25, 2020

የኢትዮጵያ አብይ ችግር ዐቢይ አህመድ ነው!” ቴዎድሮስ ፀጋዬ

ክጥልቅ ሃዘን ጋር ነው ይህን የምለው፤ በተለይ ያለፉት ሦስት ዓመታት የሰጡኝ አንድ ትልቅ ትምህርት በበጎም ሆነ በክፉው ጊዜ የኢትዮጵያዊ ማንነትን በተግባር ያሳዩት የትግራይ ኢትዮጵያውያን ብቻ መሆናቸው ናቸው። ለዚህም ቴዎድሮስ ፀጋዬ አንዱ ምስክር ነው። ለዚህም ነው፡ “አልባኒያ-ገነት” ህወዋትን ጨምሮ ሁሉም በአንድ ላይ አብረው ትግራይን ከሁሉም አቅጣጫ በማጥቃትና የሕዝቡንም ኢትዮጵያዊነትና ክርስትና ለመንጠቅ ተግተው በመስራት ላይ ያሉት።

አማርኛ በሰፊው በሚነገረባት ኢትዮጵያ ለአንድነት፣ ተስፋ እና ፍቅር እንደ ስሚንቶ ማገልገል የነበረባቸውና ሊያገለግሉ ይችላሉ ብዬ ሳስባቸው የነበሩት አማራ ኢትዮጵያውያን ሰንደቃችን ለማውለብለብ ከመሻት በቀር ኢትዮጵያዊነታቸውንና ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያንነታቸውን አጥተዋል። ልቤ ቁስል እያለ ነው ይህን የምናገረው። እንዲያውም የምፈራው በዋቄዮ-አላህ አቴቴ መንፈስ ስር ወድቀዋል ብዬ ነው። ሁሉ ነገራቸው የፍዬልን ሥራ ያሳየኛልና። ዱሮ በእነ ጥላሁን ገሰሰ እና ብዙነሽ በቀለ ዛሬ ደግሞ በእነ አጫሉ ድምጽ (በፍቅር ለምትወዷቸው ይቅርታና፤ ሁሉም የአቴቴ ፍዬል ድምጽ ነበራቸው) አማካኝነት ሲበተን የነበረው የአቴቴ መንፈስ ስራውን ሰርቷል ማለት ነው። ልጆቻቸው፣ ሚስቶቻቸውና እናቶቻቸው በየሳምንቱ እየተጠለፉ ሲታገቱና ሲገደሉ ዝም ያሉ፣ መሪዎቻቸውና ምሁሮቻቸው ሲገደሉ፣ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናቶቻቸው ሲቃጠሉ፣ መስቀል አደባባይንና ጃን ሜዳን ሲነጠቁ ዝም ያሉ ታሪካዊና መንፈሳዊ እርስት የሆኑት ቁሳኑ አክሱም ጽዮን እና ውቅሩ በጠላት ሲደበደቡ ይሰማቸዋል፣ ይቆጫቸዋል ይህም ወጥተው እንዲናገሩና እንዲጮሁ ያደርጋቸዋል ብዬ ተስፋ አላደርግም። ያሳዝናል! እስኪ ለእውነት ስንል ዙሪያችንን በንጹሕ ልብ እንቃኘው፦

👉 ለንጽጽር ያህል በቪዲዮው መዝጊያ ላይ የጋላማራ ልሂቃኑን እና ደርጋውያንን ፍላጎት ብቻ የሚወክለው ኢትዮ360 ሜዲያ የሚለውን አዳምጡና መስክሩ። ጦርነቱ ከተጀመረ ከሁለት ወራት በኋላ ሆኖታል፤ በብዙ ሺህ የሚቆጠሩ ንጹሐን ተገድለዋል፣ ተፈናቅለዋል ተሰድደዋል፤ ያመኑትና በየቀኑ የሚመክሩት “መንግስት” የውጪ ሃይልን አስገብቶ የራስን ህዝብ አስወግቶ ፋብሪካዎችንና ንብረት እያዘረፈ ነው እነርሱ ግን ስህተታቸውን ለማረምና የትግራይ ሕዝብን ይቅርታ ለመጠይቅና እንደ መተከል ንጹሐን ለመቀሌ ሰላማዊ ዜጎች ለመቆም እንኳን ሤራዊ እስኪመስል ድረስ አሻፈረን ብለዋል፤ ልባቸው እንደ ፈርዖን ደንድኗልና፣ ኢትዮጵያዊነት በውስጣቸው የለምና። ያሳዝናሉ! ግን በቅርቡ ይጠየቁበታል!

☆ ኢትዮ360 በጦርነቱ ማግስት በቀጥታም ሆነ በተዘዋዋሪ

– ለቱርክ ድጋፍ

– ለኤርትራ ድጋፍ

– ለግራኝ አህመድ ድጋፍ ይሰጣል

– የሲቪሊየን ፕሮጀክቶች እና ንጹሐን አልተጎዱም፤ ይላል

U.N.: ‘Hundreds of Civilians Killed’ in Ethiopia Tigray Conflict

The Above Image: Ethiopian Asafu Alamaya, a 80-year-old blind who fled the Tigray conflict, is guided by her daughter at the Um Raquba refugee camp in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref state, on December 12, 2020.

Eyewitness reports suggest that artillery strikes have killed “hundreds of civilians” in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region amid an ongoing military conflict there, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

“We have received allegations concerning violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law, including artillery strikes on populated areas, the deliberate targeting of civilians, extrajudicial killings and widespread looting,” High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet told journalists in Geneva on December 22.

“These reports point to failure by the parties to the conflict to protect civilians. This is all the more concerning given that fighting is said to be continuing, particularly in some areas of north, central and southern Tigray,” she said.

The U.N. on Tuesday noted several recent accounts by people on the ground in Tigray alleging human rights violations.

Witnesses have described “artillery strikes on the town of Humera on the border with Eritrea between 9 and 11 November,” the international body noted.

The U.N. Human Rights Office said it interviewed several people from Humera “who alleged that shells launched from Eritrea had hit residential areas and the hospital. The Ethiopian army and regional Amhara forces and militia then reportedly took control of Humera, allegedly killing civilians and looting the hospital, banks, businesses, supermarkets, and private houses.”

Refugees crossing into Sudan from Ethiopia have made similar claims, “telling reporters and aid workers that artillery shells that hit towns in western Tigray had come from Eritrea,” the Guardian reported on December 21.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki both oppose the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), which dominated Ethiopia’s federal government for nearly 30 years before Abiy was elected to office in 2018. The ongoing conflict between the separatist TPLF and Addis Ababa began on November 4 after Abiy accused Tigrayan forces of attacking a federal military base. Ethiopian and Eritrean authorities have denied Eritrea’s involvement in the Tigray conflict.

“Artillery strikes against the town of Adigrat in early November reportedly forced many families to flee to the mountains, where they were then trapped by heavy fighting between 20 and 24 November, with many people reported to have been killed,” the U.N. further revealed at Tuesday’s press conference.

“Based on multiple accounts, the Amhara ‘Fano’ militia has reportedly committed human rights abuses, including killing civilians and carrying out looting,” the international body said.

It added that the U.N. Human Rights Office “has also received information, which it has not been able to verify, concerning the presence of Eritrean troops in Tigray, their involvement in the hostilities and related serious violations of international law.”

The U.N. Human Rights Office has been unable to verify reports of alleged human rights violations on the ground in Tigray due to an ongoing communications blackout in the northern region that started on November 4. While some telephone lines have since been restored in certain areas, internet connections remain down across Tigray.

“Since fighting flared up in Tigray, more than 54,500 refugees have fled the Tigray region into Sudan,” the spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Andrej Mahecic, told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday.

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Selected „No-Empathy & compassion from Westerners“ Comments – even on Christmas Day:

“The Ethiopian army and regional Amhara forces and militia then reportedly took control of Humera, allegedly killing civilians and looting the hospital, banks, businesses, supermarkets, and private houses.”

They act the same as the Blacks do in the United States: Kill and loot. What can „you expect from low-IQ people?„

„The more Black a society, the less safe and prosperous it is.„

„Black lives don’t matter to blacks.„

„So sad please stay we’re you are and make your country better the west is full.„

„Talk to those who live in Maine about what a large influx of ” African refugees” can do to your state. Even San Antonio was smart enough to put them on buses to get them out of Texas when Africans stormed our southern border demanding asylum-„

„I think Ilhan Omar should go to the town of Adigrat for a month or two and give us an eyewitness report.„

„The U.N. exists to dump tens of millions of illiterate,diseased ,impoverished denizens of the third world on the U.,S taxpayers….for life…„

„Send Mike and Barrack over there to save them„

Just one sane comment:

„I am a white conservative American but my fellow white Americans just don’t get it. AFRICAN don’t pose a threat to America as much as the CHINESE and vast influx of MEXICANS. You guys always focus on the wrong people.„

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የጀርመን መጽሔት | የ1666 ዓመቱ ቅርስ ውቅሮ ጨርቆስ በግራኝ እና አፈቆርኪ ቦምብ ተመታ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 25, 2020

👉 አክሱም ጽዮን 👉 አሲምባ መስቀለ ኢየሱስ (አባዘወንጌል) 👉ተንቤን 👉ውቅሮ

ዋው! ልክ በ1666 ዓመቱ የ666ቱ ወኪሎች ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ እና ኢሳያስ አፈቆርኪ በዚህ አካባቢ ላይ ለመዝመት መወሰናቸውና እንዲህ መጣደፋቸው። ዋው!

ወገኖች መጨፍጨፋቸውና ታሪካዊ ቅርስ ላይ ጥቃት መፈጸሙ እጅግ በጣም ያሳዝናል፣ ያስቆጣል። የሚበቀል አምላካችን ይበቀላቸዋል።

👉 ዴር ሽፒገል /Der Spiegel የተሰኘው ታዋቂ መጽሔት ነው ይህን መረጃ ያወጣው።

“ቦንቦች በውቅሮ ሰሜናዊው ጠርዝ ላይ በሚገኘው ታዋቂው ጨርቆስ ውቅር ቤተክርስቲያን ላይ በመፈንዳታቸው ዓለም ሀዱሽ የወደፊት ሕይወቱን አጣ፡፡ “ባለቤቴ ነፍሰ ጡር ነበረች ፡፡ የመጀመሪያውን ልጃችንን እንጠብቅ ነበር። አሁን ሁለቱም ሞተዋል ”ሲል በስልክ ይናገራል፡፡ ከሳምንታት በኋላ አዲስ አበባ የቴሌኮሙኒኬሽን ግንኙነቶችን ከትግራይ ክልል ክፍሎች ጋር እንደገና ፈቅዳለች፡፡ የኤርትራ መትረየስ ከተማችንን በደበደበ ጊዜ ሞተች፡፡ የኤርትራ ኃይሎች ስድስት ጓደኞቹን እንዴት እንደገደሉ ዓለም ይተርካል።

☆ ሌላው አስገራሚና አሳዛኙ ጉዳይ፤ መቼም ሰይጣን ከቤተ ክርስቲያን አይርቅምና ከሺህ አራት መቶ ዓመታት በፊት ሐሰተኛው ነብይ መሀመድ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያንን ለመፈታተን ወደዚህ ቦታ ነበር ተከታይ ጂሃዳውያኑን በስደት መልክ የላካቸው። ሙስሊሞች ዛሬ “አል-ነጃሽ” የተሰኘ መስጊድ ሰርተዋል። የጀርመኑ መጽሔት አክሎ እንዳወሳው በመስጊድ ውስጥ የነበሩ ሰማንያ አንድ ሙስሊሞች በግራኝ እና አፈወርቂ ቦምብ ተገድለዋል። በከተማዋ ብዙ ጭፍጨፋ እንደተካሄደ ነዋሪዎች በስልክ ተናግረዋል።

❖ በታሪካዊቷ ውቅሮ ከተማ በአብረሐ እና አጽበሐ ዘመን ከአለት ተፈልፍለው ከተሠሩት ድንቃድንቅ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናት መካከል ውቅሮ ጨርቆስ አንዱ ነው።

❖ ውቅሮ ጨርቆስ ቤ/ክርስቲያን ከአንድ ወጥ ድንጋይ ተፈልፍሎ የተሰራ ውቅር ቤተክርስቲያን ነው። ከተማዋም “ውቅሮ” የሚለውን ስም ከዚህ ሳይሆን አይቀርም ያገኘችው)።

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‘Abiy Ahmed is Planning to Exterminate Us All’: Ethiopians Speak of Ethnic Massacres

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 24, 2020

Refugees tell VICE World News stories of government-aligned militias checking IDs to identify ethnic Tigrayans, as border tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia rise.

“We know he is planning to exterminate us, all Tigrayans in general,” said Kahsay, the refugee who left everything behind in Ethiopia. “We don’t believe him at all,” he said of Abiy’s call for civilians to return to Tigray. “Until the Tigrayan government calls us to go, we’ll never go back.”●

After waiting for days at the Sudanese border with Ethiopia, Amanael Kahsay boarded the back of the cargo truck that would take him to the safety of a new refugee camp in Sudan.

In the span of days, his concerns had gone from the routine worries of making enough money at the farm where he works to send back to his family, to simply surviving another day.

“First, I want to save my life. Food and clothes come later,” he said from the truck bed.

Kahsay fled from his native Ethiopia, without notice and in the middle of his usual work day, leaving behind all of his belongings and any knowledge about his loved ones. He is part of the first wave of Ethiopian arrivals in Sudan, refugees fleeing war in the country’s northern Tigray region.

He was working as a day labourer on a farm near the city of Mai Kadra when Ethiopian government-aligned ethnic militias known as Fano, from the neighbouring region of Amhara, descended.

“Fano from the Amhara region came, then took us all out from our homes. We saw our neighbours killed and slaughtered, in the same way as you cut wood, with an axe and knife,” Kahsay told VICE World News.

As chaos tore through the city, Kahsay said Ethiopian federal forces stood by as Fano fighters went door to door, demanding to see IDs in order to identify ethnic Tigrayans.

“We managed to escape and hide in a field for four days. On the fifth day, we made our way to the Sudanese border,” he explained, adding that Fano militants continued to terrorise civilians attempting to flee to Sudan.

On the way, he said, “youths were sent to kill us. [A group of] more than 70 were trying to kill us. We hid ourselves in the fields. They hunted us. On the way many were killed. We passed many dead bodies.”

In his own group of eight, only six of them made it to the border.

“They checked the IDs of people…if they find someone with Tigrayan origin…[they] slaughter with a knife.”

As Kahsay spoke of his journey from the relative safety of the camp in eastern Sudan, women and men sitting nearby wept quietly, reliving their own recent horrors as he spoke.

The violence he described was echoed by many firsthand accounts told to VICE World News at border crossings and at two new refugee camps that aid agencies are hurriedly setting up to accommodate the crush of over 50,000 new arrivals in under two months.

The nature of these attacks paint a stark contrast to the neat statements crafted by the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who until recently was celebrated by the international community as a reformer who had the potential to unite Ethiopia’s nine ethno-federal states.

Abiy declared war on the leadership of Ethiopia’s northernmost Tigray region in early November. The launch of large scale military operations on Tigray’s main cities and the capital, Mekelle, was in response to an attack by the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, or TPLF, on the northern command of the federal army.

The TPLF constitutes both the political party that runs the regional government there and the regional army which dwarfs the manpower of the federal army in the region.

Before their attack on the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Defense Forces, the TPLF leadership ratcheted up tensions with the federal government by holding regional elections in September, despite a national ban on elections due to COVID-19.

The elections and attack were framed as provocations by Prime Minister Abiy but the relationship between the TPLF and the prime minister has been strained since he took office in 2018, unseating TPLF leadership which had ruled the country for nearly 30 years.

Since then, the TPLF claims they have been marginalised from positions of power and targeted by overly aggressive corruption probes.

For his part, Abiy was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 2019 for ending a 20-year war with Eritrea, but has long had the TPLF in his sights.

“He felt as long as TPLF was lurking around and still held levers of economy and power, he would not be settled… And his fears were confirmed by [Eritrean Prime Minister Isaias] Afwerki, who has the same paranoia, related to the border war which goes back a decade… The two men met and confirmed their fears and suspicions about the TPLF,” said Rashid Abdi, a Kenya-based Horn of Africa analyst.

Planning for the war against Tigray “undoubtedly” dates back to before Abiy was feted by the international community as a great reformer and peacemaker.

“There is no doubt that both Abiy and Afwerki had a vested interest in this war and were planning it, probably going back two years,” Abdi told VICE World News. “All the to’ing and fro’ing between Eritrea and Ethiopia were actually related to this conflict. All the signs were there that the two leaders were planning something major.”

Now, with confirmed reports of Eritrean troops fighting alongside Ethiopian troops within Tigray, this early alliance with Eritrea is seen by regional analysts as a strategic move to bolster Eritrean support for his efforts to marginalise and eventually attack Tigray.

While Prime Minister Abiy has repeatedly assured the international community that no civilians were targeted in the offensive on Tigray, countless stories of refugees in Sudan contradict the official line.

“Their words and practices are unrelated,” Bahti Adal told VICE World News from Um Rukuba refugee camp in eastern Sudan. Adal is settling in at the camp 11 days after fleeing Humera, one of the first cities to be attacked by federal forces and the target of a reported bombardment campaign by Eritrea, to its north.

“Everything happened suddenly… children were outside walking in the street. Bombs were falling. How could you protect yourself? Innocents were killed, young [people] and elders also,” she said, seated next to her brother and husband, who fled across the border with her.

Prime Minister Abiy declared the war in Tigray over at the end of November when federal forces took the regional capital Mekelle, and has several times called for refugees to return home. But TPLF leadership has said the fight is ongoing and has simply shifted to guerrilla warfare. The TPLF is battle-hardened from decades of war with Eritrea and an insurgency to overthrow Ethiopia’s Marxist dictatorship in the 1990s, so while they lack heavy weaponry, they are well versed in guerrilla tactics.

Reports from inside Tigray remain murky as parts of the region emerge from a six-week total communications blackout.However recent arrivals at the refugee camps tell of a conflict that has morphed from a military offensive to a gruesome, ethnic-conflict.

Gebrehywit Aragawe, a 44-year-old priest, crossed through Eritrea to arrive in Sudan with his wife, Latakidan, and two-year-old daughter, Hewa, and a small group of other families. Dazed, Aragawe explained to medical workers at the arrival point that his daughter ran into a cooking fire when government-allied militias descended on their village, Shiglil. As his wife swatted flies away from Hewa’s blistering burn wounds, Aragawe quietly told VICE World News that they had seven other children. “The militias stripped them and beat them in front of us,” he said. “All of them died.”

Government backed ethnic-militias along with federal forces continue to target Tigrayan civilians. And as the conflict becomes more entrenched, humanitarians say there has been an alarming drop in the number of arrivals from Sudan, from thousands a day to hundreds or dozens.

According to those still managing to cross and humanitarian sources, members of the Fano militias and federal troops are blocking refugees trying to cross along the main border posts.

Those still managing to flee Tigray have sought out alternative, riskier routes, including crossing through Eritrean territory to arrive at a transit centre in the border city of Hamdayet. From here, they wait to be transferred to refugee camps.

A Sudanese businessman who makes his living smuggling illegal goods and people across the border with Ethiopia told VICE World News that requests for his services from Tigrayans has increased significantly since the start of the war but that militias operating near the border have made his routes perilous.

Further south, others sneak through shoulder-high stalks of sorghum overnight, passing through farms that span the Sudanese border with Ethiopia, hoping to arrive to a welcoming farmer Adam Mohammed Rahma.

Rahma manages a sorghum and cotton farm and knew from the beginning of the conflict that he and his neighbours living along the porous, vast border would soon see the fallout.

“We heard the sounds of clashes and we expected that civilians and soldiers would come. They were afraid of the tarmac road because of their Federal army. So when this route is safe, they take it,” he told VICE World News from a farm that straddles a border area that now threatens to draw Sudan into its own conflict with Ethiopia.

Sudanese authorities have welcomed the influx of refugees and Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok has offered to broker a ceasefire between the TPLF and the federal government.

But the issue of disputed agricultural land at the border could tip Ethiopia’s civil war into a regional conflict that could entangle Sudan, Egypt, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.

Military sources at the border told VICE World News that they have recently advanced further into the long-disputed border territory, taking advantage of the removal of Ethiopian troops from the border to fight inside Tigray. The claim gives credence to an accusation lobbed by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy.

Last week, the Sudanese military claimed their forces were “ambushed by Ethiopian forces and militias inside Sudanese territory” in a December 15 cross-border attack that led to several deaths and casualties on the Sudanese side.

Military sources told VICE World News that the two countries are unlikely to go to war on the border, however increasingly strained ties between Sudan and Ethiopia might tip the scales for the TPLF.

Historically, the former regime in Sudan – toppled after a revolution in 2018-19 – supported the TPLF in a successful insurgency against Ethiopia’s Marxist dictatorship in the 1990s.

Today, the possibility of establishing supply routes from Sudan into Tigray could be instrumental to the potential success of the TPLF against the federal government. As it stands, the TPLF leadership has fled the main cities to regroup in the mountains and Tigray is fenced in: the federal government controls the roads into the region and Eritrea, to Tigray’s North, is supporting the federal army.

Prime Minister Hamdok has signalled an interest in neutrality and diplomacy but military leaders in Sudan wield significant power in the national government.

Lt-Col Swarmi Khalid, who served as the spokesman for the Sudanese army for several decades, told VICE World News that the Sudanese forces have not yet offered material or logistical support at the border to the TPLF.

But he added, “If Ethiopia continues to escalate, this may change things.”

“Sudan is particularly influential with Ethiopia and Eritrea,” Khalid told VICE News, “Ethiopia must remember that it must have a peaceful stand with the Sudanese government so that Sudan is not forced to enter into any conflict to support Tigray.”

And if Sudan does decide to lend support to the TPLF, through opening supply routes or otherwise, analyst Rashid Abdi agrees their influence could be decisive and extremely dangerous for the stability across the Horn of Africa.

“Sudan is extremely adept at these kinds of proxy conflicts and very opportunistic. [And] Abiy’s hands are so tied with Tigray so he cannot move against them. The Ethiopians will probably move at some point [but] if they move now, the Sudanese will just open a supply route to the TPLF and Egyptians will get in on the act so it could become a much more serious, regional conflict.”

Ethiopia’s international backers, including the US, have repeatedly urged negotiations between Addis Ababa and Tigrayan leadership but Abiy’s tough talk painting the TPLF leadership as a “criminal clique” may have backed him into a corner.

“The only path out of this is negotiated settlement yet he has criminalised the entire TPLF, tagged them with treason. So he’s locked himself to a place where he either fights to the death or surrenders,” analyst Abdi told VICE World News.

With the conflict unlikely to end any time soon, tens of thousands of refugees remain in Sudan, terrified to return despite the sweeping promises of safety from their prime minister.

“We know he is planning to exterminate us, all Tigrayans in general,” said Kahsay, the refugee who left everything behind in Ethiopia. “We don’t believe him at all,” he said of Abiy’s call for civilians to return to Tigray. “Until the Tigrayan government calls us to go, we’ll never go back.”

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There Won’t Be Snow in Africa This Christmas’ – But There Will Be US-Enabled War Crimes

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 24, 2020

Human Tragedy Aside, How is a Nation Dependent on Aid Financing a Costly War on Tigray?

Considering a US AFRICOM Angle to Tigray, Ethiopia, and Uncle Sam’s role on Africa’s Horn.

Ethiopia has pursued “legitimate” military action in its Tigray province since early November, according Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission. Maybe.

It does seem that the northern state’s regional forces – the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – attacked federal military bases on November 4 and may even have executed some surrendering soldiers. Still, one suspects something a bit more complicated afoot inside America’s “strategic linchpin” partner on Africa’s Horn. In fact, that Ethiopia – particularly its Western-favorite of a prime minister, Abiy Ahmed – is a U.S. partner at all, is reason enough to smell a rat in the AU chairman’s a bit too confident, yet also decidedly bland, judgment.

Consider the Source

Let’s start with the source – Mr. Faki himself. Because it doesn’t take too much research at all for an authorial judge to question this witness’s credibility. Faki is a former prime minister and longtime foreign minister of Chad – the highly authoritarian and longtime corrupt kleptocratic hub of Africa. He also just so happens to belong to the same Zaghawa ethnic group as Chad’s president-for-life (or at least since 1990), Idriss Déby. And just who is the farcically titled “Marshal” Déby?

Well, he’s a previous chair of the esteemed African Union body – preceded by that other human rights stalwart, deceased Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe – and was later African Union president. In fact, he managed to secure his 11-year veteran as foreign minister, Faki, the African Union chairman position on the same day that he handed over the rotating presidency of the organization. Rather convenient, that.

Additionally, President Déby is an alumni of late Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi’s World Revolutionary Center – which a 2011 Foreign Policy piece cheekily labeled “Harvard for tyrants.” On those merits, Déby has lived up to the school’s hype. He leads one the world’s most authoritarian regimes, bans demonstrations critical of his government, and has even been known to shut down social media in Chad for years at a time.

So maybe Ethiopia’s own oft-Western-hyped prime minister’s brutal ongoing campaign in Tigray was, in fact, totally on the legal up-and-up. A big maybe, by the way. Nevertheless, that the judgment was passed by the crony of a Chadian dictator known to collude with US and French neo-imperialism – yea, that’s enough to raise serious questions.

Peace Laureate at War

There’s something tragic-comic about euphemisms and contradictory concepts – they’re almost as beautiful as they are abominable. So it is with the very notion of Ethiopia’s own Nobel Peace Laureate waging war on a massive – and mostly unquestioned – scale inside his own country. Prime Minister Abiy absurdly claims Ethiopia’s federal forces have not killed a single civilian in Tigray, and his administration insists they “don’t need a babysitter” of an independent probe into their prosecution of the war.

Naturally there’s counter evidence galore. Like, why would the otherwise Abiy-amenable European Union (EU) withhold nearly $109 million in budget support payments to Addis Ababa because of unanswered questions about Ethiopian federal troop behavior in the conflict? Actually the EU was quite clear about their concerns. According to a spokesman, they “need to see certain conditions fulfilled by the Government of Ethiopia” – including full humanitarian access for relief workers, open refugee access to neighboring countries, an end to ethnic-based targeting, and restoring communications to the Tigray region.

Moreover, just what sort of routine “law enforcement operation” – which is how Abiy describes a war that’s killed thousands and displaced about a million Ethiopians – requires the intervention of thousands of traditionally mortal enemy troops from neighboring Eritrea, according to corroborated eyewitness accounts from aid workers and diplomats? Heck, even the normally pro-Abiy US State Department admitted it was “aware of credible reports of Eritrean military involvement in Tigray.” What’s more, a former Eritrean defense minister turned opposition figure cited sources currently inside its defense ministry claiming the country deployed no less than four mechanized divisions, seven infantry divisions, and a commando brigade, to open a second (northern) front for the invasion of Tigray.

Peculiar too, that the country’s single available broadcast source – Eritrean state television – hasn’t even mentioned the nearby Ethiopian conflict since it began some 50 days ago. Plus, the normally bellicose Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has not uttered a public word in response to missiles the TPLF fired at his capital of Asmara in November. Me thinks the lady doth protest too little. Look, here in the real world, the Eritrean Army absolutely took part in this war – and they apparently did more than offer their Ethiopian peacemaking partner of a prime minister a selfless assist with his internal turmoil.

According to one of the nearly 100,000 Eritrean refugees in northern Ethiopia – who’ve previously fled state repression and indefinite military conscription across the border – Eritrean soldiers accompanied by Ethiopian troops patrolled his camp “searching name-by-name and home-to-home” for select individuals. He said “their main target seems to be opposition members.” Sounds like a win win for ever-authoritarian Asmara. If true – and there’s enough stored Eritrean state motive to assume it is – this would amount to direct Ethiopian complicity in a flagrant violation of international laws covering the protection of refugees.

Internal Vietnam?

Back on November 28, the Ethiopian government declared an end to military operations in Tigray – insisting federal forces were in “full control” of the region – but the TPLF leadership hasn’t been captured and claims, somewhat credibly, that their resistance continues. Could broad and persistent internal insurgency break out – which proves to be an Ethiopian Vietnam?

Well, Addis Ababa’s troops have faced a short version of African ‘Nam before – just over the border in Ethiopia’s longtime favorite intervention and manipulation spot: Somalia. Most recently from 2006-09, when Washington green-lighted – then actively assisted (with special forces teams and airpower) – an Ethiopian invasion and occupation that quickly turned into a bloody morass. The ostensible – and strictly achieved – purpose was a decapitating regime change of Somalia’s stabilizing, and reasonably moderate, Islamic Courts Union (ICU).

Only, as they do, this occupation proved complicated, indecisive, and ultimately counterproductive. The ICU’s moderates were assuredly toppled, but this empowered its more radical Al Shabaab youth wing – and lent legitimacy to a hard-liner Somali resistance that not only remains undefeated, but has spread its tentacles into another US partner state, Kenya. In fact, call me crazy but I think far more Americans ought know that three US troops and contractors were killed in Kenya this January – proof positive that global wars on terror sure can go truly global if they continue for two decades.

It is hard to know if Tigrayan resistance will prove persistent, or rise to Somali intervention levels – where, by the way, Ethiopia still maintains 4,000 troops. What’s certain is there’s plenty of foundational kindling for an insurgency in the region, if not a countrywide ethnic civil war. Abiy’s victory pronouncement is likely to be – historically speaking – absurdly premature. According to last week’s European Council on Foreign Relations report, there are “three dynamics” accounting for this.

First, the Tigray War has heightened ethnic tensions in a country with at least 80 such groups – many of which have long been at each other’s throats. In the wake of the Abiy’s brutal suppression of the regional rebellion with ground, armored, air, and Eritrean power, many average Tigrayans feel more alienated than ever from the federal government. That’s not good.

Second, the war – and the prime minister’s prosecution of it – have tainted perceptions of his broader national goals of modernization, infrastructure development, and general Western-backed neoliberalism. For the many Ethiopians already skeptical of Abiy’s corporatist “medemer” (“synergy”) project, the raw and reflexive violence of the Tigray campaign has exposed the prime minister’s goals as – just as they suspected – ultimately motivated by power centralization.

Finally, by calling in Asmara’s soldierly dogs, Abiy turned the rebellion into a regional conflict. This plays right into the hands of a TPLF narrative that has long sought a Greater Tigray including ethnic brethren across the Eritrean border. It may even motivate a desperate move by the TPLF to pursue a strategy that expands any future insurgency into Tigray’s neighboring country. At that point, it’s game on!

Right now, let’s focus on the first couple of insurgency-accelerants. For starters, there’s been far too little media emphasis on one crucial and disturbing fact. That is, Ethiopia’s federal army – and longtime foes cum friends in Ethiopia – had two other allies in the Tigray fight: bordering Amhara State regional forces and ethnic Amhara militias. This is wildly problematic for two reasons.

One, the Amhara – Ethiopia’s second largest ethnic group – are widely resented nationwide for their millennia’s worth of traditional dominance of the country’s political and cultural institutions. Two, the chauvinist ethnic militiamen – often youth-based – have tribalistic scores to settle and are often unhinged murderers. By utilizing Amhara regional forces engaged in active border disputes with neighboring Tigray, and then deputizing bigoted substate young ethnic militiamen – both with a vested interest in punishing the Tigrayans – Prime Minister Abiy instantly poisoned the well of his internal “law enforcement operation.”

The proof is in the proceeding pudding. Because, wouldn’t you know that after the TPLF retreated in the face massive onslaught, Amhara state forces occupied all the previously contested territories – nearly one-third of Tigray – and then the Abiy government (can we say “regime” at this point?) appointed Amhara administrators for these disputed areas. There have also been credible reports of Amhara militiamen carrying out ethnic massacres of Tigrayan civilians in these newly occupied zones.

Secondly, Ethiopia’s ten other regional states, and its other 79 odd ethno-linguistic groups, are no doubt keeping a keen eye on what’s unfolding in the Tigray tumult. There are rising, serious, and countless reports of ethnic profiling, discrimination, retaliation, and even murder, in the war’s wake – not just in Tigray, but nationwide. And the truth is, Abiy’s “reform” agendas were always so many castles of sand – the prime minister long more popular with global elites than many Ethiopian locals.

For those suspicious of his motives from the first, the overwhelming and oppressive force applied in Tigray – in cahoots with their mortal Eritrean enemies – may be viewed as exposing Abiy’s real centralization plans and/or desire to reestablish traditional Amhara dominance (though typically identified as a member of the Oromo ethnic group – multiple sources identify his mother as Amhara). Are they next, many ethnic minorities and their regional leaders may wonder? Is it Tigray that’s been under attack – or ethnic federalism itself?

In such a scenario – their own instances of brutality aside – Abiy’s assault and metropole-centripetal policies may turn the TPLF fighters into bandit folk heroes like some band of African Jesse Jameses or Bonnies and Clydes. In fact, perhaps the analogy sticks – since it’s already replete with an old fashioned bounty on their bandit heads. Last week, the Ethiopia government announced a 10 million birr ($260,000) reward for information on the whereabouts of the fugitive Tigrayan leaders – or, if Abiy keeps it up: newfound Robin Hoods!

There’s also some dangerous – if anecdotal – language circulating among Tigrayans that I’ve personally heard fuel insurgencies and sectarian civil wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. One half-Tigrayan, half-Eritrean, civilian refugee – who barely escaped after five family members were shot – said that since the war, “The people that I know, they hate the TPLF. But now they want the TPLF to win. They want them to take over the power. Even people who had hope in [Prime Minister Abiy].”

So here we go again, with military overreach and overreaction alienating broad swathes of already unstable countries, thereby empowering – by dint of communal fear and perceived necessity – dubious violent actors previously lent less legitimacy. Oh, and all with an amoral American assist, enable, or authorization. I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen this movie before – including a sequel! – and it never ends well.

AFRICOM’s Ethiopian Opacity

Ethiopia’s hardly always been Washington’s East African linchpin. On the contrary, for a long while – and not so long ago – Addis Ababa was America’s regional nemesis, the foil to Uncle Sam’s best laid plans for the Red Sea region. Ethiopia, in fact, was a Soviet linchpin from the 1970s to the fall of the Berlin Wall – and Somalia’s autocrat was America’s man on the Horn. Talk about a turnabout! How soon Washington’s professional policymakers forget what they likely never knew in the first place. One wonders if the US generals charged with policing – I’m sorry, “security assisting” and “capacity building” – Africa have the slightest inkling of what’s under the continent’s hood. Given their record in East Africa – specifically Ethiopia – the safe money says hell no.

Strange isn’t it (or is it?), that in the month and a half since this semi-major regional war broke out over Tigray, that AFRICOM hasn’t published a single press release on the subject? Not even something mundane like otherwise obligatory calls for restraint, ceasefire, or respect for civilian life. The command did, of course, brag about – and release war porn footage – its airstrikes targeting Al Shabaab just across the border in the US military’s Somalian sinkhole. Could it be because Tigrayan victims of America’s East African linchpin don’t count?

See these poor, erased souls happened to be killed by the wrong people – Washington’s allies. And so it always goes in America’s deadly and language-distorting proxy campaigns on this – and other – troubled continents. Good news though! While thousands of Tigrayan Ethiopians were being killed, those sweethearts at AFRICOM donated a field hospital to the Kenyan Border Police – but hey, those guys keep our naughty shared Somali enemies outside of their US”partnered” colonial-legacy boundaries. They deserve humanitarian aid – Kenyan lives matter!

It’s actually rather hard to parse out the exact nature of AFRICOM’s agreements with and assessments of Ethiopia. After all, the command’s Fiscal Year 2020 Theater Posture Plan redacts the entire section identifying “gaps and risks” in US agreements with Addis Ababa. What our troops and our taxpayer dollars do in We the People’s name is by necessity secret squirrel stuff, I guess. That includes, especially, any problems with partner-relationships.

So about all AFRICOM’s more than 50 percent redacted overall posture reveals is that the US has an “enduring” Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) with Ethiopia – this excessive acronym vaguely described as a “bilateral agreement [that] allows exchange of Logistics support, supplies, and services (LSS)” offering the “benefit” of “support for combined operations [to] strengthen strategic partnerships.” Odd too, that America’s ally on Africa’s Horn didn’t receive a single mention in 43 pages worth of AFRICOM commander General Stephen Townsend’s testimony before the House Armed Services Committee this past March. Not one.

Strange because, just weeks earlier, the general took a two-day trip to Ethiopia and addressed the closing ceremony of the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) – co-hosted by the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) and US Army Africa. While there, the AFRICOM chief met with General Birhanu Jula, Ethiopian military’s Deputy – and now primary – Chief of General Staff. You know, the same East African “land force chief partner” who recently accused the Word Health Organization’s first African director-general – “without offering any evidence” – of leaving “no stone unturned” to procure weapons for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). No matter, Ethiopian military’s conspiracy theorist in chief and his subordinate officers can still expect a cool $1 million in Uncle Sam’s International Military Education and Training (IMET) largesse next year.

Plus, a couple of months before that, in November 2019, Townsend had praised Ethiopia’s “critical and significant leadership role in the region, and across the continent,” and how “their willingness to develop and enhance security capabilities, have helped create a safer region.” As the Pentagon’s Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) – the continent’s largest and most enduring US base and headquarters in nearby Djibouti – put it in their 2019 “Command Year in Review:” They “are proud to be on the same team building a safe and secure Africa with our coalition partners” – including “Ethiopia.”

See, shooting down protesters in the streets, failing to control widespread nationwide ethnic killings, or the late brutality – including at least one credible massacre that could be the “tip of the iceberg” – of the ENDF’s recent operation to cow Tigrayan separatism: none of this warrants Washington halting the flow of aid to Addis Ababa.

What can, and recently did put Ethiopia’s development assistance at risk – to the tune of $130 million cut by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in September – is angering an even more staunch and autocratic American ally, Egypt. The unforgivable crime: daring to begin filling a damn for a Nile River – 85 percent of which’s water sources are inside Ethiopia’s borders – to perhaps more than double the power capacity of a country where 60 percent of the people still lack electricity.

There’s a hierarchy to US favoritism, Prime Minster Abiy – you should know that by now – and it has little to do with a country’s respective stability, democracy, or humanitarian record.

Get with the program, doctor! It’s big boys rules on the Horn of Africa this Christmas…

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