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US warns Ethiopia of ‘Dehumanizing Rhetoric’ on Tigray – Samantha Power to NPR

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 6, 2021

After Ethiopia Trip, USAID Administrator Samantha Power Shares View Of Conflict.

Abiy Ahmed’s Brutal Campaign Against the People of Tigray Pushes Ethiopia to the brink.

Samantha Power Has Long Championed Humanitarian Intervention. Ethiopia’s Crisis Is Putting Her to The Test.

On the day Samantha Power landed in Ethiopia this week, its civil war — now escalating and spreading beyond the northern region of Tigray — entered its 10th month.

Amid allegations that Ethiopian troops and their allies have committed war crimes and ethnic cleansing and have driven parts of Tigray into famine, the United States has already withheld security assistance and effectively banned travel for top officials.

But Power, who is in charge of the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, holds the biggest American lever of influence over Addis Ababa: more than $1 billion in annual aid ranging from health and education support to food and emergency humanitarian response, which makes the United States the largest aid donor to Ethiopia.

It’s a moment seemingly made for Power, the former U.N. ambassador under President Barack Obama who came to prominence in 2002 with her book “A Problem From Hell,” which excoriated American inaction during mass killings in Rwanda and the Balkans in the 1990s, Europe during World War II and the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

“Samantha Power is a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity — challenging and rallying the international community to stand up for the dignity and humanity of all people,” President Biden said in a statement when he appointed her.

Her work inspired a generation of humanitarian activists and helped popularize the notion that Washington bore a unique responsibility to protect the world’s most vulnerable populations, including with military force if necessary.

Power’s one-day trip Wednesday to Ethiopia, which didn’t include a meeting with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, was a test of whether she can restore faith in America’s role in preventing mass atrocities beyond its borders. So far, the U.S. measures curtailing security assistance and sanctioning officials have had little effect beyond turning Ethiopian sentiment against Washington.

“The United States has been working in Ethiopia for 60 years. USAID has spent a billion dollars in the last year in this country, including several hundred million dollars in development assistance. We’re delivering tomorrow 1.4 million vaccines,” Power said in a phone interview from the airport in Addis Ababa as she wrapped up her visit.

“There is so much we want to do together, but this is an own-goal,” she added, referring to the government’s increasingly antagonistic attitude to humanitarian aid groups, journalists and allies in the West.

Unable to control Tigray, Ethiopia isolates region already beset by famine and war

Ethiopia’s government accuses those allies of failing to back its military offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a group the government has designated as terrorists but whom the West dealt with over three decades when the TPLF controlled the country before Abiy’s rise.

Top Ethiopian officials have also accused some international aid groups of not just siding with the TPLF but also helping smuggle arms to it, and they have alleged that Western governments and media have overplayed atrocities linked to Ethiopian government forces while overlooking those allegedly committed by the TPLF.

Addis Ababa has responded defensively to allegations that it has committed crimes against civilians and hindered aid. The government puts nearly all the blame on the TPLF.

Inside the Biden administration, the option of using military force to stop the bloodshed in Tigray is seen as a non-starter. But withdrawing substantial amounts of aid is also seen as a poor option, because it is unlikely to change the Ethiopian government’s war strategy and instead deepen what is already one of the world’s most dire humanitarian crises.

Pressed on how and when punitive measures on aid might come into play, Power said she was still in wait-and-see mode. As for what she achieved at her meetings in Addis Ababa, she said she only got more commitments.

“It’s not the kind of track record that would give one confidence yet that those commitments are imminently to be met,” she said. Her requests were in line with the State Department’s recent public statements: that humanitarian aid be unhindered in delivery and that government-aligned troops from neighboring Eritrea as well as militias from the country’s Amhara region withdraw beyond Tigray’s prewar borders.

The State Department has also called on Tigrayan forces to withdraw from the Amhara and Afar regions, where they have recently gone on the offensive, displacing around a quarter of a million civilians.

“If we do not see progress in these domains, I think the administration made clear that we will not be left with much of a choice,” she said. The European Union has already withdrawn most of its financial support for aid programs in Ethiopia.

The outlook in Ethiopia is decidedly grim. The government initially pushed the TPLF out of Tigray’s main towns, but the TPLF retook most of the region last month in an offensive that analysts say resulted in a large portion of the Ethiopian army being killed or captured.

The TPLF has since moved into neighboring regions with the stated objective of obliterating what’s left of the government and its allies’ military capacity. On Thursday, Reuters reported that the TPLF had taken control of Lalibela, a sizable town within the Amhara region and home to Ethiopia’s famed 12th-century rock-hewed churches.

The Ethiopian government has in turn sought to recruit widely from regional militias, drawing in fighters from parts of the country previously uninvolved in the conflict.

Asked at a news conference in Addis Ababa about Abiy’s recent use of words like “weeds,” “cancer” and “disease” to refer to the TPLF, Power cautioned that “there are many, many people out there who hear rhetoric, hateful rhetoric or dehumanizing rhetoric and take measures into their own hands.”

Power’s past advocacy for humanitarian intervention, including with U.S. military force, has fallen out of favor in recent years as public confidence in Washington’s ability to reshape distant lands wanes. U.S. forces will conclude a 20-year occupation in Afghanistan in September, and the military will formally end combat operations in Iraq by the end of the year, Biden said last week. The two missions have cost thousands of lives, trillions of dollars and fallen far short of U.S. ambitions to bring about stability, democracy or prosperity. The protracted chaos and bloodshed in Libya following the ouster of Moammar Gaddafi in a NATO-led military operation in 2011 also dampened the appeal of humanitarian interventions.

Defenders of the administration say its lack of bold action in confronting the Ethiopian crisis does not indicate a lack of concern.

“There is a false narrative that the Biden administration does not care about mass atrocities, fueled by its decision to risk mass violence in Afghanistan,” said Richard Gowan, a U.N. analyst at the International Crisis Group. “But if you look at Washington’s approach to Ethiopia in particular, you see that the new administration does still have strong humanitarian instincts.”

Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield and the U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, “have all thrown themselves into efforts to halt the Tigrayan war, which hardly seemed to register with the outgoing Trump team,” Gowan said.

Thomas-Greenfield took to Twitter on Wednesday to denounce the Ethiopian government’s decision this week to revoke the operating licenses of Doctors Without Borders and the Norwegian Refugee Council, two humanitarian organizations known for their work in war zones.

“This suspension is unacceptable. I know the work of MSF and NRC well, and they are internationally respected,” she wrote, using the French abbreviation for Doctors Without Borders. “Ethiopia must reconsider this decision.”

At least a dozen aid workers have been killed since November, when Abiy sent troops to Tigray to fight the TPLF after the group allegedly staged an attack on a military base.

The United Nations says the war has left 400,000 people facing famine, while UNICEF estimated last week that more than 100,000 children in Tigray could suffer from life-threatening acute malnutrition in the next 12 months — 10 times the annual average.

Meanwhile, “supplies are just running out,” Power said.

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አረመኔዎቹ ኦሮማራ ገዳዮች በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ሲሳለቁበት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 16, 2021

😈 ለባርነትና ሞት የቆሙት አረመኔዎቹ የጦር ወንጀለኞች ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ፣ አጋሩ አቴቴ ዝናሽ እና ደመቀ መኮንን ሀሰን። አዎ! እንዲህ ተገስላችሁ ተሳለቁ፣ በሕዝብ ላይ የምታሳዩት ቆሻሻና ኋላቀር ከሆነው የስነ ልቦና ጨዋታ ሌላ ምንም የምታውቁት ነገር የለም፤ በናንተ ጭቃ አንጎል አጀንዳ መስጠታችሁ ነው። በምስራቅ አፍሪካ ወደር የማይገኝለት ባሪያ ነጋዴ የነበረው አባ ጅፋር እንዲህ አስተምሯችኋልና ዛሬ ከፍታችሁ ይህ ነው። ጊዜአችሁ አሁን ነው፤ ግን እጅግ በጣም አጭር ነው፤ እናንት እርኩሶች ስለሆናችሁ የስጋዊ ማንነታችሁና ምንነታችሁ የት እንደሚያደርሳችሁ በቅርብ እናያለን! መጣን!ከእንግዲህ ምህረት የለም አንድ በአንድ በእሳት ሰይፉ እንፈጃችኋለን!😈

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The World is Noticing The Evil Outrageousness & Cruel Deeds of Oromos & Amharas

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 11, 2021

💭 130 Years of Cruelty 😈 Against Tigrayans

😈 The level of their cruelty is difficult to comprehend

💭 131 Incidents of Blocking Tigray Aid by:

Oromo / ENDF 👉 54x

Eritrea / Somalia/ EDF 👉 50x

Amhara Militias 👉 21x

Oromo / ENDF + EDF 👉 4x

TPLF 👉 1x

Oromos & Amharas have been working together for the past 130 years to persecute, starve massacre and expel all Tigrayans. It all begun with the Reign of Oromo/Amhara emperor Menelik. The naked and bitter truth.

There is no protest, or some kind of activism to show some solidarity with the people of Tigray by the Oromos, Amharas and other southern ethnics and tribes. Seven months into the #TigrayGenocide, but zero, zilch, zip, nada, nothing from these morally disengaged, unemphatic and cruel ethnic groups. Just two weeks ago, we saw a pro Abiy Ahmed huge rally organized by the authorities to show support for their positions – for the continuation of The #TigrayGenocide. We haven’t seen counter rallys or anti-genocide protests. Current Ethiopia is entirely lead by the Oromos – who have become a curse to historical Ethiopia since their disastrous to Ethiopia migrations five hundred years ago.

[Proverbs 6:16-19]

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”

🔥 Amhara & Oromos Used/ Using Rape & Hunger as a Weapon against People in Tigray for the past 130 years:-

👉 1. Menelik II. (1844 – 1913)

The Great Ethiopian Famine of 1888-1892

The great famine is estimated to have caused 3.5 million deaths. During Emperor Menilk’s Reign, Tigray was split into two rgions, one of which he sold to the Italians who later named it Eritrea. Only two months after the death of Emperor Yohaness lV , Menelik signed the Wuchale treaty of 2 May 1889 conceding Eritrea to the Italians. It was not only Eritrea that Menelik gave away, he also had a hand in letting Djibouti be part of the French protectorate when he agreed the border demarcation with the French in 1887. Some huge parts of Tigray were put under Gonder. The Southern part, places like present day Alamata, Kobo etc were put under Wello Amhara adminstration.

👉 2. Haile Selassie (1892 – 1975)

Between 2 and 5 million’ people died between 1958 and 1977 as a cumulative result. Haile Selassie, who was emperor at the time, refused to send any significant basic emergency food aid to the province of Tigray,

👉 3. Mengistu Hailemariam (1937 – )

1979 – 1985 + 1987

Due to organized government policies that deliberately multiplied the effects of the famine, around 1.2 million people died from this famine. Mengistu & his Children still alive & ‘well’ while Tigrayans are again starving.

👉 4. Abiy Ahmed Ali (1976 – )

2018 – Until today: probably up to 500.000 already dead. 😠😠😠 😢😢😢 Unlike the past famine there is no natural or man-made drought, rather, Abiy simply uses war and hunger as a weapon. Abiy Ahmed sent his kids to America for safety, while bombing & starving Tigrayan kids!

In the past, and at present, the OLF (Oromo Liberation Front/ OLA) works together with Isaias Afewerkis’ ELF, TPLF, PP, ANM, EZEMA etc. So, are they all conspiring together against the ancient Christian people of Tigray so that they could be able to replace Ethiopia and create an Antichrist Islamic ‘Cush’ Caliphate of Oromia?

የኢትዮጵያ የጥፋትና የውድቀት ምስጢር የተገለጠበት የእግዚአብሔር ቃል በሁላችንም ፊት ምስከር በሆነበት በዚህ በእኛ ዘመን የእግዚአብሔር የመጨረሻው ፍርድ በዚህ የጥፋት ዙፋን ላይ ይሆናል ማለት ነው። በሌላም አገላለጽ የሞትና ባርነት አምልኮ የአራት ትውልድ ዕድሜ ያህል በተቀደሰችው ምድር ላይ ቆይቷል ማለትም ይሆናል። ይህም ማለት አሁን ያለውን የእኛን ትውልድ ፩/1 ብለን ወደኋላ ፪/2፣ ፫/3 እና ፬/4 ትውልድ ስንቆጥር ባለው ጊዜ ውስጥ ይህ የጥፋት አምልኮ ወደ ምድሪቱ ገብቷል ማለት ነው። ከሶስትና አራት ትውልዶች በፊት ነው የሉሲፈር ዙፋን በኢትዮጵያ የቆመው። አሁን ያለንበትን ትውልድ አንድ ብለን ተነስተን ወደኋላ ሶስትና አራት ትውልዶች ስንቆጥር ይህ የዲያብሎስ አምልኮ በኢትዮጵያ ምድር የተተከለበትንና ይህ ርኩሰት ወደ ምድሪቱ የገባበትን ጊዜ/ዘመን እንደርስበታለን። እዚህ ጋር መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ የአንድን ትውልድ ዘመን/እድሜ የሚገልጸው በጊዜው ያን ትውልድ ይመራ በነበረው መንግስት የጊዜ ቆይታ (ዘመነ መንግስት) ነው። የትውልዱ ዕድሜ የሚወሰነው በዘመነ መንግስቱ ነው ማለት ነው።

👉 ከዚህም በመነሳት ከባዕድ አምልኮ ጋር በቀጥታ የተያያዙትና ለዚህም ተጠያቂ የሆኑት አራቱ ትውልዶች እነዚህ ናቸው፦

፩ኛ. የህወሓት/የኢሕአዴግ/ኦነግ/ብልጽግና/አብን ትውልድ

☆፪ኛ. የደርግ ትውልድ

☆፫ኛ. የቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ ትውልድ

☆፬ኛ. የአፄ ምኒልክ ትውልድ

ናቸው።

😈 እንግዲህ ይህ ምኞታዊ የጥፋትና የሞት ሥርዓተ አምልኮ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ የገባውና የዲያብሎስ ዙፋን በምድሪቱ ላይ የተተከለው በአፄ ምኒልክ ትውልድ ነው ማለት ነው።

ለዚህ የምኞች መሻት ምኒልክ የቀደመውን የእግዚአብሔር ስምና ክብር የተገለጠበትን የትክክለኛዋን ኢትዮጵያን መንፈሳዊ አካል ዙፋኑ ላይ ለነገሱበት የሸዋ ግብር መስዋዕት አድርገው አቀረቡት። በዚህም የምኒልክ መንግስታዊ ራዕይ(ፈቃድ) የተገደለውና የሞተው ደግሞ የቀደመው የኢትዮጵያ ምድር ስምና ክብር ሆነ። እንግዲህ በዚህ ያ የመንፈስ ማንነትና ምንነት ነበር የተገደለው። በደንብ መታወቅ ያለበትና ትኩረት ሌሰጠው የሚገባው የኢትዮጵያ ምድር ስምና ክብር የተዘጋጀበት ህግ ነበር። ይሁን እጁ ይህ ሳይደረግ ቀርቶ ባልተማሩና ክፉ በሆኑ ነገስታት ኢትዮጵያ እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ እንዲሁ ስሟንና ክብሯን ስታጣ፣ ስትዋረድ እንመለከታለን። የኢትዮጵያ ምድር ስምና ክብር የተዘጋጀበትን የተፈጥሮ ሀብት ለተፈጠረበት ትክክለኛ መለኮታዊ ዓላማ ለጥቅም ማዋል የሚችል ይህ ገዥ አካል ብቻና ብቻ ነበር። የፈጠራት የእግዚአብሔር መንግስት በተፈጠረችበት ህግ በኩል እንድትመራና እንድትተዳደር እንዲሁም እንድትገዛ የፈለገበትም ዋናው መለኮታዊ ዓላማ የተፈጥሮ ሀብቷን ለተፈጠረችበት ትክክለኛ ዓላማ ለጥቅም ማዋል የሚችለው ይህ የፈጠራት የመንግስት ህግ ብቻ ስለሆነ ነው። የኢትዮጵያ ተፈጥሯዊ ስምና ክብር የተዘጋጀው ምድሪቱ በተፈጠረችበት ህግ በኩል ሲሆን ይህም ደግሞ ስለ መንፈስ አካል ይናገራል። ያ ህይወትና ነፃነት(ሳራ፣ ይስሐቅ ወዘተ)የተባለለት የመንፈስ ህግ ሞተ ማለት ደግሞ ምድሪቱም ትሁን ሕዝቦቿ እንዲሁም መንግስቱ ለሞትና ለባርነት ተላልፈው ተሰጡ ማለት ይሆናል። አፄ ምኒልክ ግን ይህን መንግስታዊ አካል (ሕዝብ) ልክ እንደ አፄ ኃይለ ሥላሴ፣ እንደ መንግስቱ ኃይለማርያም እና እንደ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ለስጋ ምኞት(ብልጽግና)መስዋዕት አድርገው ለሸዋው ግብር ባቀረቡበት ጊዜ የኢትዮጵያ ምድር ሞትና ባርነት ዕውን ሆነ።

የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት በስጋ አካል ላይ የተመሠረተ ከሆነ፤ ሕዝቦቿም በስጋ ህግ የተዘጋጀ ማንነትና ምንነት ካላቸው ምድሪቱ ለሞትና ለባርነት ተላልፋ የተሰጠች ትሆናለች። ባርነትን፣ ጥፋትን፣ ዕልቂትና ሞትን ብቻ ነው የሚሠሩት። የስጋ ራዕይና ዓላማ ይህ ነውና። “እኔ ወይም ለእኔ ብቻ/ኬኛ”የሚል ዛሬ በአክሱም ጽዮን እንደምናየው ወንድሙን የሚገድል፣ የሚሰርቅ፣ የሚዘርፍ፣ የሚበድል፣ የሚክድ፣ ከጠላት ጋር አብሮ የሚያርድ፣ የሚያስጨንቅ ህግ ወይ ስግብግብና ራስ ወዳድ የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ነው። ስጋም ሲነግስ ሞትና ባርነት ይነግሳል። በስጋ ህግ (መንግስት) የኢትዮጵያን ብልጽግና፣ ነፃነትና ልዕለኃያልነት ዕውን ማደረግ በጭራሽ አይቻልም። የበረከትና የህይወት ምድር እንዲሁም ነጻነት ያላቸው ሕዝቦች አገር መሆንዋን በስጋ ማነነትና ምነነት (ህግ) ለመግለጥ መሞከር አላዋቂነት፣ ጅልነትና ከንቱነት ብቻ ይሆናል። የስጋ ህግ የመርገም፣ የሞትና የባርነት ህግ ነውና። በተለይም መንፈሳዊ ማንነትና ምንነት ለነበረውና ያን ስሙንና ክብሩን ለጣለና ላቃለለ የምኒልክ፣ ኃይለ ሥላሴ፣ መንግስቱና ግራኝ አብዮት ትውልድ። ኢትዮጵያን በስጋ ህግ መግዛት ምድሪቱን ለሞትና ለባርነት አስልፎ ከመስጠት የተለየ ትሩጉም አይኖረውም። ዛሬ የምናየው ይህን ሐቅ ነው!

የትግራይን ሕዝብ ማን በረሃብ እያሰቃየውና እየገደለው እንደሆነ የተባበሩት መንግስታት ልዑክ ማርክ ሎኮክ ያረጋገጡልንም ይህን ሐቅ ተከትለው ነው።

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