“Let’s clear/get rid of the domestic traitors first before we deal with the foreign enemies” (…) “Traitors today, just like when Italians invaded us, who do not feel that they have done something or have succeeded unless they sell or attack their mother (country), have been identified as the weaknesses and enemies of Ethiopia’s prosperity” – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali (06.06.2021).
Yesterday, Prime Minister Abiy came out again with dangerous rhetoric, which only can signify his relentless attitude and will to destroy his opponents. However, this is a clear message and he says this days ahead of the polls.
The ones believing Abiy will be democratic or believe in democratic principles are naive. Sorry, they are not naive, but stupid. His a warlord and a uncrowned king. Who will reign with cruel authority and legitimize his tyranny. They have rebranded the previous coalition and made it into a one party, the Prosperity Party. This party will in general rule as a “one-man” party and run under the orders of the Prime Minister.
Abiy have already shown his willingness to get rid of his opposition. That is just to look at how far the Prime Minister and his allies are burning, starving and killing people in Tigray Region. Just to prove a point against the party, which wouldn’t sign into the decrees of Abiy or PP. That’s why he is willing to annihilate not only the party, but deploying scorched earth strategy there.
This is done while his accepting the skirmishes and raids in Afar region. His allowing the state to show a destructive and horrific acts towards the Somali in the Ogaden region. While he has continued the Command Post and further escalated the terror in Oromia. Where most of his opposition activists or leaders are either behind bars, killed or flogged in the streets. Therefore, the sort of quote from the PM only shows his heart.
Prime Minister Abiy clearly want the ones who defies him silenced. He rather want them dead or behind bars, than actually being able to challenge them head on. The PM will rather call them traitors or terrorists, than actually have any real opposition. This is why he has targeted both TPLF and OLF in the manner, which has in his unelected term.
The bloodshed, the internal conflict and use of force will not stop. Especially, when the PM is promoting this. This is just continuing the ravaging campaigns and prolonging the agony. There will be no silence of the guns, but silence of the defiant among the citizens in the Republic. The ones that dares to speak out or even utter comments, which the PM and his allies deems unfit. They will meet a judgement day and they most likely will not return home.
The rhetoric is only showing his ambition to rule as a tyrant and a warlord. He doesn’t care, as long as his opponents are dying in a ditch. He just want power and he ravish himself in it. The PM doesn’t care as long as he has it. If he uses para-military troops to kill the ones in his way, has the Eritrean army doing his bidding or the national army. As long as his goal is set and the ones in his path is cleared away.
So, this man will not let the violence cease. No, he will increase it. He will use the whole authority, all security agencies and all his allies at his disposal to get rid of the ones he deems unfit. It doesn’t matter if it is justified or not. As long as they are in his way. He just needs to get rid of them. One way or another.
In his mind… they shouldn’t have been there in the first place. It was all his and he is the man of the hour. Everyone else is just a bother and people who haven’t understood his significant right to rule. Peace.