Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy – “Is the youth worth sacrificing”?

The bloodshed, the massacres and the news of horrific tales doesn’t stop. This has been an issue since the Prime Minister got into office in 2018. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali have done this in Ogaden, Oromia, Bennishangul-Gumuz and Addis Ababa to say a few.

The regime and the time of Abiy have been bloody. That was the case even before the “Law Enforcement Operation” in Tigray from November 2020. There already been use of enforcement and extra judicial killings to consolidate power. The PM even ordered commandos before the November 2020 to kill TPLF leadership. Therefore, the PM has used violence to ensure power.

The PM have used the warfare and the conflict to kill, rape and destroy a whole region. The PM with his allies has done this and he was all fine with it. The Tigrayan people was targeted and is still targeted too. They are seizing businesses, closing shops and abducting thousands of civilians for their ethnicity. Therefore, this PM have no heart whatsoever.

Still with that in mind, as we are soon in August 2021. The PM is soon clocking a year or 12 months of conflict with the Tigray Defence Force (TDF). As this is occurring the state is conscripting, rounding up and securing thousands of youths from across the republic to the frontline.

The government which has the Abiy as the Head of State has issued and ordered to have a certain amount of youth into its army. They are not battle-ready or trained for the conflict. These youths are shields and cannon-fodder to a TDF who has been on the battlefield for months. They are seasoned warriors and has strategically competed with several of armies at this point.

The youth that Prime Minister Abiy is sending to the battlefield is damaged goods before getting there. With that I am meaning, they are not ready nor do they know what they are meeting. The youths who are sent to the frontline are the future of the republic. These youths could be the leaders and be the ones who could elevate Ethiopia.

However, the sons and daughters of the republic are instead sent to sacrifice themselves for one man. These, the youths of the republic is sent to the front to save the project of Abiy. They are there to save his scheme of consolidating power. That is all what they are doing. These are just useful youths to die for the cause of Abiy. They are not on the frontline to save the nation from a bogeyman or haunting evil. No, they are on the battlefield to save one-party state and finalize the ability to crown Abiy the 7th King of the Empire. That is only possible, if the TPLF and the Tigray bend their knees.

Nevertheless, that is not happening. Abiy wants this and he is willing to sacrifice the youths for this. Just like he was willing to starve, rape and loot the Tigray region. Abiy is now willing to lose an generation of youths just so he can wear that crown. That crown his willing to take by the blood of others. Everyone else is paying the price so he can wear that. This is all he envisions and he doesn’t care how many lives that costs.

If he did… he wouldn’t have gone this far and been responsible for the bloodshed which has been going on for months. Peace.

Opinion: Abiy has now more enemies than ever before [and the TDF is just the beginning of it]

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali isn’t creating a stable region of the Horn of Africa. The Prosperity Party and their policies of consolidating power in the Republic have backfired. Now, with every month and the struggles of Addis Ababa is getting clear.

The PM has not only lost the Tigray region. He has no power there and the people will not back any cronies or yes-men from the Federal Government there. As the warfare, the genocidal affairs and the massacres by allies of the PM will linger on there forever. His name and his “Law Enforcement Operation” hasn’t been a commando to get rid of the TPLF Central Executive Committee or TPLF High Ranking Members. The leadership of Tigray still persist and that’s why the PM has lost all leverage there.

The PM has no support in Oromia. He could “win” the region in the election, because no one was really allowed to challenge the PP or the PM in general. The Oromo leadership has become an alliance between the Oromo Liberation Front/Army (OLF/A) and Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC). The OLF/OLA is waging war and trying to take control of woredas in the Oromia region as we speak.

In Gambela region there is a new Gambela Liberation Front (GLF) is a result of the actions of the PP and the PM. They are active and become a unit because of what the PP has done in the Gambela region. Therefore, he is losing support here as well.

In Somali Region (Ogaden) and Afar Region there are several of things going against the Federal Government. Not only is the targeting of civilians creating massacres since 2018 and re-do that strategy now in 2021. The Afar Regional Special Forces creating a massacre in Ogaden. Therefore, the militant Issa-Somali is starting to target towns in Afar Region in retaliation. These ethnic clashes is created by the policies and choices made by the Addis leadership. The TDF is in Afar region, but getting help of Issa-Somali to block the railway line to Djibouti and also closing roads to Djibouti as well.

What is striking with Ogaden is that the Oganden National Liberation Front (ONLF) haven’t acted on the power-vacuum in the region. As the Regional Special Forces was deployed to the frontline together with Liyu Police Forces too. Still, there have been no information and they seems to be peaceful in the middle of everything that is happening in the republic currently.

Not to forget the Afar Liberation Front who is also fighting in the region as well. They are working together with the TDF, but that has not been verified. What is clear is that the ALF could cause damage to the allies of the PM. 

When we see all of this, as well as the battle on various of fronts towards the Tigray Defence Force. Which is continuing towards Gondar in Amhara region. The Federal Government, the PM and PP is failing on all fronts. They are sending untrained youths from various of regions, after the Regional Special Forces, Republican Guards and the Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) have all lost to the TDF.

The PM’s gamble have backfired. He has lost the the troops, the soldiers and now sending conscripted youth without training to the frontline. Prime Minister Abiy now has not only the TDF, which has destroyed him totally. The PM also have to cover the fronts of Afar, Ogaden and in Gambela as well.

He also have the TDF in his rear-view, as well as all the other ones who is creating chaos. It is not only on one front and one party that his going against. Now it has turned to various of regions, different armed groups who has their mandates and motives to create more conflict, as well as the porous and fickle security situation has changed because of the prolonged conflict with the TDF.

PM Abiy have now ensured that the Republic is burning. That is happening all across it. The state have had the monopoly of violence and issued that in Oromia, Ogaden, Tigray or in Benishangul gumuz. That has been acts of injustice and impunity. The PM and PP did that to secure power and now that’s all hitting home.

The PM doesn’t only have the TDF to destroy, he has the Issa-Somali, Afar Liberation Front and others who are working against the PP and the PM himself. They are going after the regime and their allies. Therefore, this is showing how dire things are. Peace.

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Ethiopia: The Ministry of Peace (MoP) recruits for War!

I’ll go to the front line whenever, wherever and with whatever I have” (Ministry of Peace, 26.07.2021).

We know the war effort of the state is dire when the Ministry of Peace is calling for recruitment to war. The Ministry of Peace is asking for people to join the army and the war effort. That is very ironic as the Ministry is open to world about their mission and their mandate. Which is in stark contrast to the message sent out today.

Here is what they are supposed to do:

The Ministry of Peace was established under proclamation number 1097/2011 on October 16, 2018. The office of the Ministry of Peace was created to sustain the reforms that Ethiopia is currently undergoing through peace-building measures, establishing, and strengthening the rule of law, and building the capacity of peace and security focused sectors” (Ministry of Peace – ‘About’ on Facebook).

You cannot make this up… and it should send shock-waves that a Ministry of Peace is publicly asking for recruits to the army. The MoP is wanting people to sign up for war and go to the frontline. That is the initial message.

That is more the Ministry of War than of Peace. The Prosperity Party and all of its allies in embroiled in the war. Every aspect of society getting fitted into it. The various parts of government is asking for youths, their quotas and participating in the war effort.

That shows what the government is willing to do. They are sending untrained youth from several of regions to participate and being sent to the frontline meeting the Tigray Defence Force (TDF). This is clear signs of the destruction of the Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF). Just as the Regional Special Forces being sent earlier this month to the frontline already.

Now, the government and even Ministry of Peace calls for more recruits. That says everything you need to know. This tragic and Orwellian. It is really telling and the “Law Enforcement Operation” of the state has clearly backfired. Peace.

Ethiopia: The Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa wants the youth of the city to join the army

Today, the Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa Adanech Abebe have now official launched and stated that she wants the youth of the capital to join in on the war effort against the Tigray Defence Force (TDF). The Prosperity Party Deputy Mayor is clearly following the party programme, as the state is doing this across the Republic now.

The Ethiopian state has done this deliberately in other regions. They have rounded up and had quotas of youth, conscripted and lack of trained youth to the frontline of the warfare. The state of the army must be lacking. When the state is willing to send their untrained youth into the battlefield. They are meeting a successful army at this point and who has combatted well-trained soldiers. While now the state is sending barely trained young civilians to combat in their war against Tigray.

Here is what she said:

Dear Ethiopian youth of Addis Ababa to join the brave military and those who haven’t registered yet, hurry up with your brothers and sisters ′′.

The Prosperity Party and it’s allies has no scruples sending the youth, the future of their nation to fight a war of consolidating the power for one man. This being the war of power for the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali and his cronies. They are willing to risk the lives of the youths on a battlefield with little to no training.

As the state needs recruits and redeployment for the advancing army of the TDF. Who is succeeding and hurting the state. It has diminished the ENDF and now not only the allies of Amhara and within Ogaden region have spoken up about this, but now the Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa does it as well.

This shows where the state is going and how everything is involved in the war-effort. Just like the Amhara regional state has a own war-chest and fund to donate too. That is what this state does and it’s all up in the open.

This war-cry and call to arms from the Deputy Mayor was dropped on the Facebook page of the ruling regime’s party page. That is how willing they are… and the youth is clearly their last chance of clinging on to power. The Prosperity Party and its allies are willing to sacrifice the youth just so the consolidation of power could succeed. To boost the moral of one man and his cause. That’s what they are doing and it shouldn’t be a thing, but in 2021 Ethiopia that’s the case.

This is tragic, but it follows a pattern at this point. Peace.

Ethiopia: Amhara region will arm the youth from tomorrow [as a part of the war effort against the TDF]

Earlier this month the Amhara Regional State have started military training of civil servants in the region. This was one more step further in escalation of the warfare from the region. The Amhara state who has been embroiled and been a vital ally of the warfare in the Tigray region. The Amhara Regional State was part of the preparation and troops movement ahead of November 2020. Therefore, today’s news isn’t shocking.

The Amhara have used their Special Forces, Para-Military Group “Fano” and been one of the Tripartite Alliance in the continues warfare in the Tigray region fighting the Tigray Defence Force (TDF).

Today, there was a new announcement of the Amhara Regional President Agegnehu Teshager. That the state will arm all youth from tomorrow. This means the state will use all manpower and everyone eligible to carry weapons. That is happening as the TDF is advancing in every battlefront.

This proves there is no bound and no place the Amhara Regional State will not go to win the war. They have already participated and used their power to annex land in the Tigray Region. It has been part of a genocidal war and harmed thousands or millions of civilians, as they have ensured the besieged region haven’t had the ability to combat hunger and total blockade of utilities.

This shows the dire needs for reinforcement, as a state is willing to sacrifice its youth to combat an army. The state and its allies is claiming the TDF is filled with youths. While the Amhara state and other regions are filling quotas of reinforcement with untrained youth directly to the front-lines of war.

Therefore, today’s announcement isn’t shocking, but shows the sentiment of the allies of the state and what they are willing to do. They are willing to send their sons and daughters to die on a battlefield. While they are enjoying the spoils of it. The Amhara Regional State was looking good for a few months when the warfare was successful. However, within the last month, that has backfired.

This is their part and effort for the Anti-TPLF campaign and calls the youth to join the militia. This means they are deployed to the “Fano” and not Special Regional Force. That is what the state president is willing to do.

This here is showing the will and intent. That all youth will be armed in the region. This is full civil-war and it will have devastating results. As the state itself is arming untrained youth to guard the region from well-trained soldiers. How foolish isn’t that? Is that worth your pride and honour? To send your own citizens, youths to an early grave. Because, you waged war and is continuously losing it?

Well, this is just tragic and this shows how dire things are. Peace.

Ethiopia: Terrorism charges on the TPLF leadership [a kick of a dying horse]

Yesterday, the authorities and the Attorney General of Ethiopia finally charged the leadership and Executive Committee of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Earlier this year in May 2021 the House of Federation designated the whole political party as a terrorist organization. Therefore, the charges on the TPLF leadership isn’t shocking.

As reported yesterday:

Addis Ababa July 23/2021 (ENA) The Federal Attorney General announced that it has filed charges against the leader of the Junta, Debretsion Gebremichael, and 61 others. The defendants were members of the Central Committee of TPLF and members of the regional government cabinet who were heavily involved in decision-making, according to the Attorney General” (…) “The charges are based on two criminal charges. The first is the overthrowing of a constitutionally established and legitimate regional government through violence and illegal ways. The second is related to crime to oust the federal government by organizing a special force called Military Commando and attacking the National Defense Force” (Ethiopian News Agency – ‘AG Files Criminal Charges against 62 People, Including Leader of Junta’ 23.07.2021).

We know there is reports of Tigrayan getting arrested for their ethnicity and charged for being “supporters of TPLF”. That is done without any due process or even put in trial in court. The state is going after Tigrayan in Addis Ababa and elsewhere. There been reports of restaurants, shops and such have been closed by the authorities. The Tigrayan citizens been rounded up, kidnapped and taken away without prior notice. Taken to unknown locations and arrested without any crime committed. Therefore, the charges on the TPLF leadership is at least on paper serious. Even if it is done in spite and done because the warfare is epically failing for the Federal Government.

The TPLF and Tigrayan is targeted a a retaliation. The state is targeting them. There is reports of extra judicial killings and punitive injustice towards them. Therefore, the Attorney General is at least doing this by the books. Though the timing and when they are doing it is peculiar. As the state is losing the Operation Law Enforcement and that time they are charging their enemies.

While the state is “weeding” out the Tigrayans elsewhere. That’s the tragedy here and we cannot have any idea at what extent and how bad it is. We are only hearing a little and nothing systematic into it. Reporters are arrested and journalists silenced as well. The ones who dares to report in disfavour of the state is getting into trouble.

This is the final kick of a dying horse. The Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) is weakened and the same is the allies too. This is a clear attack on the TPLF as the Tigray Defence Force (TDF) is conquering the Republic, little by little. That is why this is happening now. Peace.

A look into the Prime Minister Abiy’s Tigrinya Statement

The government’s decision to stop humanity is to make a complaint; to plow and sow our people without passing crusades; and to demonstrate in practice the high esteem of the Tigray People by making urgent humanitarian assistance, but because this power of destruction is not in the interests of the people, but because it is not interested in the people, it is a farmer’s food crop of the year; it is at a crucial time of farming” (Abiy, 24.07.2021)

Today, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali suddenly dropped a statement in Tigrinya, the language of Tigray, the region he has been to war with since early November 2020. The warfare is going south for him these day. The Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF) is in tatters. The state has needed to send Regional Special Forces and it doesn’t seem to work. There is also reports of the Presidential Republican Guards sent to Afar region and losing as well this week. So, the current advances and strength of the Tigray Defence Force (TDF) is to much for the Federal Government to overcome.

The genocidal warfare of the Tripartite Alliance is finally causing more harm than good. The state have deliberately caused this results and now the price is paid outside of the Tigray region borders. As the TDF have launched strategic advances both in Afar region and in Amhara. Where they are advancing and able to further destroy the National Army. The national army is quickly briefed soldiers, short-time trained and barely capable. As regional states are scrapping quotas of “willing” and sending them to the front. This has been reported in Somali Region (Ogaden) and in Benishangul-Gumuz region. So, it is really not doing well and in that spirit.

“If you are circumcised, don’t expect circumcision,” the Tigray people leaves the call for this evil tax; my call to farm in the workplace. Not to be hungry; to ensure that adequate crop assistance is urgently introduced and delivered to the people; and to go and participate in other organs in addition to the government; to distribute procedures for transparency and accountability; and to work relentlessly” (Abiy, 24.07.2021).

The Prime Minister comes with a Tigrinya statement. Where they are in a total blackout. As the state is arresting journalists, blocked phone-lines and electricity. That’s who he is targeting, as the TDF is destroying his armies and prospects of wining this war.

His statement was focused on the farming season and the unilateral ceasefire, which was only a smokescreen to retool and redeploy other forces. That’s why his statement is insincere. The state had besieged the region and thought it could starve it out after months of warfare. That they could break it and leave it behind in a man-made famine.

But if this anti-people returns and enters, working for a hungry people to reach him and thrive instead of humanitarian assistance; this timeless affair leaves Gondor and is scared of further destruction and destruction. Months of public assistance in the storehouses is preventing it from happening in time, understanding that ፈፂሙ is unacceptable, and our people should be encouraged to seek humanitarian assistance without being harmed by starvation” (Abiy, 24.07.2021).

He really goes all out there after all of these months. Using the harsh tactics with all of his allies. It seemed “good just a week ago right?” or “nah”? Well, the truth is that this man caused this pain, suffering and harmed the people of Tigray. Why would they believe that he cares about them? When he ordered the armies and invaded the territory? When he sent soldiers to rape, massacre and besiege the region? Why should they believe him now? Who does he think he is?

This is being said as the TDF is strategically moving along and the gutter presses of state is demonizing them further. While we are supposed to believe from the same state that has lied about every other aspect of the conflict and had their own propaganda machine prepared ahead.

Additionally, unborn children are employed to return to school the size of their education; they are being forced into a state of combat; this lack of humanity has proved publicly that they do not care about ethnicity and global law” (Abiy, 24.07.2021).

He has the nerve to do this… after everything he has done and ordered. There is no heart in this warlord. The warlord who is losing and has more local armies against him. Not only the TDF, but the OLF and the GLF as well. He is not making more friends, but having more enemies because of his policies and warfare. The PM dares speak of humanity, after wanting to “weed” Tigrayans out. After his state has butchered civilians, arrested without procedure and closed their stores. The PM whose state has targeted an ethnic group and destroyed their lives. He wants to speak of global law and lack of humanity! Who is he kidding here? Himself or his naive cronies?

Enough of this madness, someone has stop this mad-man of warlord. He is only brining more pain and suffering. As he force enlisting youths in the regions of “willing”. This war is not over, but the TDF is advancing, as well as the OLF in Oromia. The PM is feeling the pinch and surely becoming paranoid. H

He opened a can of worms in November 2020 and now it comes back to haunt him. Peace.

PS: I translated the statement from Abiy’s Facebook on https://www.tigrinyatranslate.com/main/index.php?

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