The origins of the war in Tigray in November 2020, like almost all other wars in the world, are political. By politics, we mean the power struggle between political forces when one tries to implement the unlimited desire to dominate the other by force of arms instead of politics. This Tigray war is between the Ethiopian political forces led by Abiy and the TPLF and the Eritrean political force led by Isaiah. All these political forces describe themselves as being forced into the war. Abiy says we should respect the law, TPLF says it is a question of existence, and Isaiah – Game Over! -He says we have no peace until the revolutionary is destroyed. They all try to appear to be truthful to the people they claim to represent.
Leaving the political analysis to politicians, we will try to look at the consequences of the Tigray war in terms of its human, social and economic impact on the peoples of Ethiopia, Tigray and Eritrea.
War is destruction, the first and irreplaceable killer of human lives. How many tens of thousands of young people lost their lives in the last first round alone, not counting the second round that erupted in recent days? How many tens of thousands have been maimed?
When a young person dies, his father, mother, brothers, wife, children, and all his relatives in general are hurt. If he had children, they would be orphaned, grow up without a father, and the emotional trauma of his absence would torment them for the rest of their lives. His wife raising young orphans, the sudden heavy burden, the rough life she goes through is unimaginable.
How many parents have not died in grief after telling of the sacrifices of their children in the 1998-2000 border war for independence and Eritrea? How many have lost their endurance in old age?
Those who are blind, amputated, or otherwise disabled, who should have carried their families, become the burden of their families, their people and their country.
The human losses of war are very difficult to quantify. His scars for generations are incomparable.
War is a blazing fire for everyone it touches! How many families have been displaced and displaced because of this war. How many women have been raped? This violence leaves indelible scars for the rest of their lives, leaving them with physical and psychological wounds, tormenting not only themselves and their families but the whole society, and has irreparable damage.
Because of this war, peoples who have lived together for centuries have become divided, revengeful and killing each other. The racially motivated massacre in a village called Qadra shocked everyone and showed that man can lose his humanity and become a beast.
When this war finally stops, politicians say goodbye, and the lucky survivors return home, how many of them will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
Prolonged war creates unwanted disruption in society. These young people who are dying in this war are losing time to study, work, get married and raise their children. Women who should have been married live unmarried, children who should have been born are not born, and those born do not grow up in families with stable fathers and mothers. All of this combines to create a huge disruption in the community.
As we watch in the media, we see the war in Ukraine turning cities into powder with our own eyes. That is the fruit of war. How many buildings, hospitals, airports, big bridges, factories have been destroyed in the Tigray war? Today the destruction may be in Tigray or other parts of Ethiopia, if it enters Eritrea tomorrow, we have no different fate. How many millions, billions of dollars would this damage be?
You need an immense amount of money to wage war. Modern weapons, fighter jets, drones, rockets, tanks, ammunition, other weapons, provisions, fuel, etc. As third countries, these modern weapons, arms, fuel and so on, we do not produce in our country, so they have to be bought from abroad in dollars (hard currency). It is unthinkable that we will have reserved dollars if we cannot provide basic supplies to our people. So everything will be bought on credit. When will this loan be repaid? Who will pay for it? Once the politicians who started the war are removed, it will ultimately become the burden of the country and the people.
The immense amount of money being spent on the war should have been spent on developing the country and building hospitals, schools, roads, farms, factories, universities, businesses, and other infrastructure. If these infrastructures are not built, students will not have schools, the public will not have access to basic medical services, drinking water and electricity. If infrastructure is destroyed, the economy is destroyed. If the economy collapses, the people plunge into extreme poverty that lasts for generations.
This is only a glimpse of the consequences of war from the sea. We hope that social studies scholars will write about the consequences of this war in detail and teach us.
What should be the public reaction
As mentioned above, this war was fueled by a few power-hungry politicians. These politicians are criminally responsible for the lives of thousands of citizens who are dying in vain. What is our reaction, peoples of Ethiopia, Tigray, and Eritrea? As the saying goes, the people are bearing the brunt of this war. If the loss and destruction is the burden of the people, the people themselves must find solutions without waiting for politicians to change the situation.
First, he must believe that war is not the solution. He should not be deceived by the propaganda of politicians. Like it or not, the people only benefit from living in peace with each other. Hatred is not the solution.
If the people unite, there is no obstacle. “Dir Biabr, binds a lion,” as the Amharic proverb says, a thread that ties, binds a lion. The people of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Tigray, to all political leaders, “Refuse to fight! We will not give our children to death! ENOUGH OF THE PAST!” They must tell them.
Because of the Tigray war, our region has been devastated and our people are on the verge of death and destruction. Our social fabric is being destroyed, our economy is being devastated, and our people are suffering from poverty, misery and persecution. We fear that this war will plant hatred that will last for generations. We are not blessed with wise political leaders who put the interests of their people and country first. The peoples of this region must stop the war that is destroying these poor countries without waiting for politicians to stop it so that their future and the future of their children can be secured! ENOUGH! and what his stage demands. It is not too late for people to talk to people, to find a way of reconciliation and peace. The people must raise their eyes and stop the destruction of their youth. He should hold these politicians accountable for the blood of the thousands who are dying.
Peace to the peoples of Ethiopia, Tigray and Eritrea!
Eritrean Movement for Democracy and Human Rights (EMDHR)
The anti-peaceful crown carrying terrorist, the messengers Abiy Ahmed and Esayas have taken away the natural right of the people by force, so that not only the people of Agew, but also the people of Tigray and Afar live in poverty and war. : head on A people that doesn’t forgive the history of the people that don’t forgive history and stand with the foreign invaders by making them not to have a political relationship with each other by spreading and killing each other by making them lose their race and name to live in the form of a war of separatists and separatists, by making them a national political weapon with the dictatorial system and standing with the foreign invading army The mass oppression and genocide. They have continued their mission.
The Ethiopian and Eritrean defense forces in Agew and Tigray, Amhara militia and Fano have committed genocide and human rights violations should not be investigated and international organizations and diplomats should not enter Tigray region and the Agaw region should not investigate the mass killings on our people in zones where people are ruled by the people of Agew region should not be investigated. Turn up in peace They have been trying not to be included in the negotiations and not to be held accountable. They have been lying to the people of Afar, Agew, Tigray people as if they are the security guards of peace.
At this time, the life saving humanitarian aid that was prepared to save our people in Hamra (Agew) zone has been set to burn by the forces that call themselves Ethiopian Joint Army in Northern Wollo so that they can not save lives. The Agew people are putting on it to prevent humanitarian aid and the property of our people from being used. The red fire has become a military oven, separated from many sides and directions and disappearing by its identity and agew.
Anti-peace ANDM (Shabiya) – oppressing the Ethiopian people on the Ethiopian people, not only raping the sovereignty of Ethiopia, but also using hunger as a weapon, a member of the foreign defense force who doesn’t have Ethiopian feelings and values, and calling for Eritrea to be part of the war in the Ethiopian parliament where the people of Tigray are not represented. Wiping flies off the face of the earth. The fact that various international human rights activists have confirmed that it will be found has been proved to be true.
Therefore, the democratic constitutional right of the people, human and fundamental self-government, the right to use one’s right to freely use one’s freedom and international recognition and the people’s struggle to live in a system based on negotiation and agreement of the people by force, the Ahdawi group of Asmara Bahirdar is loyal to the supremacy to push the desire of the expansion of the ages The one called to plant Addis Ababa system. War will be carried out by the humiliation of fascists.
Agew, who has been oppressed as a people and as an environment, will continue to fight with our fellow people until it ensures sustainable peace and development.
The fact that the dictator Esayas private army has attacked Tigray and Agew people again to genocide has made the Agew Liberation Front regretted. The struggle of the Tigray defense force on this aimless cheap power and leadership is with respect and the people of Tigray and Agew, all nations and nationalities of Ethiopia. The bravery of the Eritrean people who lost their freedom is doing to Tigray and Agew defense force. The Agew Liberation Front is in the sense of nationalism and great historical responsibility. To whom it may concern Proud is a killer.
The heroic defence forces of Tigray and Agew and the Tigray Agew people are defending this invasion and atrocities.
Victory for the people of Agew!
Victory for Agew army!
Agew Liberation Front (ANF)
“When the arrogant group begs for peace; He trampled on the government’s plea that peace is better than war and chose to wave bullets instead of the palm of peace. By this action, he started a new war in a way that proves that he is a great curse that brought the coming of the people of Tigray more than anyone else. The Ethiopian coalition itself has begun to burn in the fire that the group has set because of its arrogance. Although some countries and international organisations are walking here and there pretending to be ambassadors of peace to prolong the life of the group, TPLF will not be able to move upwards or sideways from now on. Right now, the team’s sun is setting. It has reached the eve, when the terrorist TPLF will be buried in the pages of history with its black face. A loose tooth is likely to come out soon. Just as it was removed from the shoulders of Ethiopia, it is about to be dismissed from the land of Tigray once and for all, and its resources are about to be fulfilled as a history of garbage personality. It is the right time for the people of Tigray, who are paying for the group’s repeated arrogance and undeserved sacrifice, to separate from this evil group once and for all. Above all, the people of Tigray must get rid of their mental slavery in order to free themselves from the TPLF yoke. Without a change in thinking, it is impossible to solve the problem or escape from it” (Arada Woreda 09 Prosperity Party, 19.09.2022).
The ones believing the ruling regime and ruling party of Ethiopia wants peace. Just read this statement posted on one of the Party’s Twitter and Facebook page, which happens to be on the Arada Woreda 09 Prosperity Party. The message is chilling and very obvious. No one should be shocked or in awe in 2022. This is a continuation of the “Law Enforcement Operation” and continued warfare where they have vilified the Tigray or the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
This is just a continuation of it. Where the sentiments of total destruction and allowed genocide is fine. The FDRE is fine with the attacks and annihilation of the Tigray region. It seemingly serves a purpose to do so. They can exhaust the armies, the regional special forces and even the Eritrean Defence Force (EDF) That’s why the Eritrean has been reported to send the reserve or even apprehending people to enforce them to the front-lines. Therefore, we know the war isn’t going well for the ENDF, Amhara Para-Military Group “Fano” and the EDF.
That’s why the PP has to put out statements like this. Just to show how they really want to end the TPLF and the Tigray region, if they have too. This just shows what they are willing to do and defend their actions. No one should be shocked if the ENDF air-force is attacking civilian institutions or public markets. They are just people who didn’t know better and died because of their ethnicity.
The ones believing that the Addis Ababa or Asmara ever was concerned about peace. Well, read the statement again and think again. The men and people behind the Prosperity Party will have no will or want for peace. They just want to end the TPLF, as they are doing so to consolidate all power and have total control. The PP fears the TPLF because of its past influence, though it decided not to be part of the PP. This is why the whole war happened in the first place and the high ranking officials decided to retaliate and never let go.
No one should expect a swift peace or honest ceasefire. The ENDF or EDF will only ask for ceasefire or truce, when they have no ammunition, gullible soldiers or anything else to send into the war. They just want enough people to support their cause and defend it no matter what.
That’s why people shouldn’t believe the PP or PFDJ. They are both only interested in consolidated power and getting rid of the TPLF. Peace.