By Denboba Natie
August 01, 2021
Crisis is engulfing the empire of over 115 million populated Ethiopia since late 2018. Ethiopian empireís history and stories are stitched together with lies and deceits that are masterminded by the hegemonic rulers (Amhara elites) who claim the empire and its subjects are their own assets over whom they have got ultimate power to do whatever pleases them by claiming they are keeping the empireís territorial integrity. Their claims are left bare when they remain zipped as the Sudan takes over a disputed territory, the Al Fashaga triangle. They rather erroneously claim attacking of Tigray is territorial matter. Therefore, they wage war on all nationalist forces including Oromia, Tigray, Sidama, Kemant, Ogadenia, Agaw, Benshangul-Gumuz and the rest of over 80 nations using various excuses.
Apparently, the war rampaging Tigray, Oromia, Benshangul Gumuz, Kemant and Agaw was in fact waged on various nations and nationalities in Ethiopia in various forms since the current PM has cunningly appeared from nowhere to grab power in April 2018. After maliciously grabbing the power, he has gathered Amhara elites around to give him guidance on silencing the mass in order to subdue any nationalist movements. The Amhara elites with the guidance of the Eritreaís despotic dictator ĎIsaias Afeworkií are the ones who are currently ruling the empire with iron feast.
Iím neither blackmailing nor fabricating allegations with the aim of undermining the political aspirations of the Amhara elites as I fully support nationsí rights to self-determination. My argument is based on a factual evidence. When the Amharaís regional president (Agegnehu Teshager) recently called the entire subjects of Ethiopia to join Amhara for his war on Tigray nation; he has shown he on behalf of Amhara oversees the empireís affairs. He has also inadvertently revealed the Amharaís hegemonic ambition during his leaked voice mail message sent to one of Amhara activists (Tamagn Beyene) that the Amhara nation is the only one in Ethiopia shouldering the responsibility of keeping Ethiopia and the Amharaís hegemonic ambition alive. Historically, national calls were reserved to federal leaders that become illegitimate in the Ethiopian empireís context. This is evidence that Ethiopia is Amhara elites’ private enterprise. Therefore, various nationsí elites who support the status-quo must swallow this bitter fact and rethink their positions.
My argument, therefore, is valid that the empire is ruled by Amhara elites in collaboration with the Eritreaís dictator (whose objective is vindictive actions against Tigray politicians and the wider nation) who are working day and night to bury the national aspirations of the historically colonized nations of the political south.
The political change that has brought EPRDF to its knees materialized in late 2017 as a result of popular resistance. The resistance demanded the sacrifices of precious lives of the peoples of various nations and nationalities. Mainly, the Oromo youth known as Qeerroo/Qaarree as the leader of the revolution paid huge sacrifices of over 5,800 civilians (between late 2014 and late 2017) to enable the materialization of the change. The Oromo nation, however, to date remain the subject of ongoing state terrorism. The Ethiopian army, the Amhara elitesí special forces and Eritrean dictatorís army and security apparatuses are widely circulating in Oromia wreaking havoc; thereby making the life for Oromo citizens extremely difficult.
The war against nations and nationalities in Ethiopia started following the claimed attempt to assassinate PM Abiy Ahmed in June 2018. However, such war was limited in its scope to some forms of clashes and targeted assassinations of nationalist figure(s) and put the blame on opposition political parties or unknown bogymen created by unionist blokes who extensively utilize international and national unionist Medias working collaboratively with the government. Such smaller skirmishes since 2020 escalated to a full-scale civil war rampaging the entire empire causing serious humanitarian crises and possible genocide in Tigray, Oromia, Benshangul Gumuz, Kemant and Agaw.
Since November 04, 2020, in particular, citizens in Tigray were targeted by four parties (interest groups) including the Ethiopian national army (ENDF), the Eritrean national army (EDF), Amharaís regional special forces including self-declared armed vigilante youth groups known as ĎFanoí (the groups that used to be discreetly dispatched to various parts of Ethiopia to execute citizens and put the blame on other nationalists), a division from Somaliaís army and UAE-operated combat and reconnaissance drones with the sole objective of totally decimating Tigray; thereby eradicate its entire populations.
Sadly, currently, all regional states in Ethiopia are attacking Tigray after a crashing defeat the ENDF suffered in mid to late June, 2021. Unsettling crimes were committed on Tigray people ever since. Blockade of humanitarian assistance and starvation were and are still being used as weapons of war. Amhara elites strongly believe nationalism and national consciousness in Tigray, Oromia, Sidama and other parts of the country to be serious threat to their hegemonic ambition for their territorial expansion. That is the overarching reason why they work extensively and tirelessly to eliminate the nationalists of theses nations.
The war that was waged on Tigray nation on November 04, 2020, was claimed to be ĎíLaw-Enforcement and Targeted Operation with SMART objectivesíí by the Ethiopiaís current PM and his Amhara elite advisors proved having different goals.
In hindsight, some of the evil objectives of the war were in fact:-
- Actualizing Amharaís ambition for its hegemonic territorial expansion;
- The hatred of Tigray and Oromo nations by three historically antagonizing figures (Eritrea, Amhara elites, Amharas and Amharanized politicians and intelligentsia such as Prof. Berhanu Nega, Anadargachew Tsige, hundreds of fake Dr.s and Professors and their likes) who collectively agree on totally decimating Tigray and Oromia first and the rest of nations of the empire subsequently;
- Silencing nationalism and denying national consciousness of the elites of the historically subjugated nations in Ethiopia in order for the Amhara elites to remain on their hegemonic seats (Ethiopia and Ethiopian-ness) that perfectly suits them as they portray Ethiopia in their own image, language, religion, mentality and psychology whilst discreetly waging their war of territorial expansion;
- Creating the empire in their own image that relegates nations and nationalities whilst the Amhara elites reverse gains achieved thus far in the aspects of nations’ rights to self-determination; thereby ensure the burial of nationsí aspirations for their rights of self-determination within the Ethiopian empire;
- Totally dismantling the current constitution and ethnic based federalism to replace it with unitary system; and
- Ensuring that Amhara elites’ futile ambitions to regain their imperial hegemony is asserted.
Such a war was waged on the Oromo nation since late 2018 and is still ongoing to this day. Such a war was waged on the Sidama nation from June 2018 to July 2019 and after the Sidama nation dearly earned national state it is retaken by Amhara elites through the act of a puppet installed by the Amhara elite. He acts and talks like a Sidama but works for the vested interests of the enemies of the Sidama nation. This war has targeted all Oromo nationalist politicians, ultimately resulting in them being thrown behind bars indefinitely. These nationalist politicians remain incarcerated to this day without any hope for justice. These fascist and expansionist forces have masterminded and executed the assassinations of various high-profile personalities since late 2018.
Since the current PM has grabbed the preciously gained success evidence shows that there remains discreet war declared on Oromo and Oromo nationalism, Tigray and Tigray nationalism, Sidama and Sidama nationalism and the rest nationsí elites nationalism by Amhara elites following the removal of Ethiopian Peoplesí Liberation Front (EPRDF) from power around the end 2017. The consequences of Amhara elitesí actions are unfortunately deepening, polarizing and dividing all nations of the empire. It has become evident that whilst the Amhara elites drive the entire nations and nationalities into an obliged civil war whose objective is only Amhara eliteís ambition for territorial expansion and reclaim their lost power, the situation of the empire is heading towards irreversible cataclysmic end.
Apparently, politically astute elites of the empire foresee bleak future for fraternal coexistence and for the continuity of the empire as a national entity. The threads that held the empire together are increasingly thinning due to the reckless and short-sighted but persistent actions of Amhara elites who are blinded with extreme hatred of nationalist forces; overwhelmingly intoxicated with the ambition for power grab, territorial expansion and assert their hegemonic supremacy over their subjects.
The Ethiopian empire was and is mismanaged, badly led, misled and despotically ruled by multiple dictators who have held power with similar beliefs, only acting differently. The subjects are continually subjected to harrowing conditions and their all-round lives are adversely impacted to be portrayed as symbol of poverty and human misery. Since the imperial era generations were subjected to ongoing war, hopelessness and abject poverty apart from some respite for few decades between late 1991 and 2017 when relatively all regions become stable apart from Oromia, Ogadenia, Sidama as the rulers theoretically put constitution that guarantees nationsí rights to self-determination in place. EPRDF however failed to fully implement the constitution into practice; eventually resulting in its unpalatable demise at the end of 2017.
We, the sons and daughters of political south of the empire, have consistently argued unless the Amhara elites stop their delusional dreams of their aspiration for territorial expansion and power, the empire they dream to save will not survive the wrath of the oppressed mass. Sooner or latter the oppressed mass (Federalist Forces) undoubtedly forge unity to ensure the demise of their arch enemies (Amharaís hegemonic elites) who wish their subjugation and slavery.
Finally, the need for the masses to understand the current political climate and the war declared on Tigray nation is not Ďtheirsí is an urgent call. The masses must assert the fact that the current Amhara elites declared war under the pretext of saving Ethiopia from possible disintegration is the war waged against their very survival. Therefore, we strongly advise the sons and daughters of the federalist forces to reverse their guns towards the regime that coerces and sends them to fight senseless wars in Tigray, Oromia, Kemant, Benshangule-Gumuz and elsewhere in the empire.
The Amhara elites and their federal government have collectively proved their bestiality to fellow mankind as they inhumanely kill and maim the civilians in Tigray mainly, Oromia, Kemant, Agaw, Benshangul Gumuz in general. They are proving they are the blokes with whom any moral nation or people cannot live side by side unless they stop their delusional intoxications with their superstitious ambition for reassertion of their hegemonic rule.
The Tigray citizens on whom war has been declared on in the entire empire must be protected by all federalist forces. Instead, it is Amara elites and the inapt PM who must be obliged to sit for a round table negotiations to find political solutions for the ongoing war that is incepted and staged-managed by these delusional trios. All political prisoners must be unconditionally released and the war on Tigray, Oromia and in the other indicated regions must be stopped. An unfettered humanitarian accesses must be allowed to Tigray and civil services must be restored.
Unless these delusional trios agree to the above listed conditions, the disintegration of the empire is very likely although these obdurate trios hardly assert the looming danger that potentially brings the empire and its key players to their knees sooner than they can imagine.
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