This is tragic circumstances, which could have been prevented. It has all been decided by big-men to wage war. To use a massacre as a pre-text to attack the region of Tigray. Even when evidence is going back to the same authorities that is waging war. They are all pinning the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which have been shunned by the Federal Government.
The Prosperity Party (PP) and the Prime Minister Ahmed Ali Abiy is supposed to be sponsor of peace. These are supposed to be negotiators and the ones doing talks. We have seen how the army and authorities have gone after the opposition in Oromia. The Oromo leadership is all behind bars. Except for the yes-men who within the PP. The leadership elsewhere has been cleared and the PP have even a unique recruitment plan to get people who are favouring all the ideals of the Prime Minister. Therefore, everyone is just to follow him and nothing else.
With that in mind. With the fake coups and the assassinations. It is all connected and gets back to the Office of the Prime Minister. Who are using the army, the police and everything else to keep a grip of power. The PP is using the Constitution against others, but not following it themselves. Like they claim the Tigray was in the wrong holding elections, but they are illegally in office on their sixth year as we speak. Therefore, their argument is flawed at best and only a naive brother would eat out of the hands of the PP.
The TPLF have a history and used means, which is now used against them. It is the former oppressor getting the same treatment from the newest oppressor. That is the sad reality here. The PP is using the means, which the TPLF used when they ran the coalition EPRDF for years.
They first shunned a party, issued them as a “terrorist organization” and ordered the Command Post in the region. At the same time jamming the phone lines, social media blackout and blocking the internet. All to block information coming from the region. At the same time ordering ‘State of Emergency’ to restrict and ensure total control. This has been done to Oromia so many times… It is a well used technique.
The only difference is that the TPLF knows all of this and has a history. It is not done as civilians and random militias, but the former governing body. The TPLF is more powerful, than what PM is thinking. He has acted irrational and only done this to look supreme. Get rid of the ones who defies him and has the courage to stand up against him. Instead of showing humility and grace, he shows no remorse and goes straight into combat mode. Not the actions of a man of peace, but of a man of war.
It is like the PM wants to be a Warlord. He wants to be known for war and death. Not being know for peace and peace agreements. Like why are the leadership of Oromo behind bars? You made peace with them and later thrown them all in jail. That is the reality.
The TPLF dared not to consolidate under the flag of the PM. They didn’t want to be part of the PP. That is why this is all happening and they haven’t played ball. The fallout has been clear for months, but now the Federal Government is starting a civil war and its on the orders of the PM. They are following the chain of command.
The PP is trying to save face, as the TPLF stated they had a special force to defend themselves earlier this week. The PP used a massacre they themselves created this month as pretext to attack them. Now, they are issuing all orders, which the TPLF have used on others.
The skirmishes are now on the second day and as long as the big-men doesn’t talk. This is going to continue. The TPLF will not give in easy, because they have their honour too. Not like the PM has shown them anything else than his own arrogance. The PM and PP should get a a third party to negotiate. Instead of getting civilians to die in cross-fire, which will be the outcome.
That is the sad reality, as there are report of artillery fire in Mekelle and on the border with Amhara today. We can clearly see what is up and the Federal Government want to prove their point.
We can also easily state that Prime Minister Abiy wants to be remembered for war and not. He rather order the guns, than issue talks and mediation. He got to ears, but doesn’t want to use them. Everyone else got to listen to him, but he will not do that to others. If he did. I want to believe we wouldn’t be here and have this tragic affect.
Other than the devastation created by this. It can at least for some unleash the true face of Abiy to the world. As his not a real peacemaker, but a warlord without a mandate. Peace.