Critiquing ICG Report: “Ethiopia’s Civil War: Cutting a Deal to Stop the Bloodshed”

Critiquing ICG Report: “Ethiopia’s Civil War: Cutting a Deal to Stop the Bloodshed”

By Dr. Gebremichael G. Zeratsion

The International Crisis Group (ICG) published a report on Oct 26, 2021, titled “Ethiopia’s Civil War: Cutting a Deal to Stop the Bloodshed” which outlines potential mechanisms for resolving the conflict in Ethiopia. I begin by expressing appreciation to any person or institution seeking to resolve the current crisis that has left tens of thousands dead and millions at risk of dying from a man-made famine in Tigray. Each and every Tigrayan has deeply suffered the trauma of the last 12 months amidst a genocide. As such, no one can be more appreciative of good faith efforts to resolve this conflict and achieve sustainable peace. It is with this spirit that I seek to evaluate the ICG report.

Overview

The report starts by evaluating the current progress and developments of the conflict and explains why an immediate ceasefire followed by a negotiated settlement is necessary before concluding with suggestions as to what should be done to realize that. The report rightly identifies the situation on the ground in the sense that, without immediate cessation of hostilities, human suffering is set to worsen.

Many of the recommendations set forward in the article are very balanced, realistic and can serve as a foundation for ending this conflict. But some of the recommendations are not realistic or logical. In this brief discussion, I will only address those recommendations that I find problematic and will discuss them in order of importance.

1. The Issue of Western Tigray

The ICG recommends that Western Tigray be demilitarized and be placed under international peacekeepers until a political settlement is found. This recommendation puts Western Tigray up for negotiation. There are multiple problems here. First, the way ICG is approaching the matter is not from a legal, factual, and realistic perspective but rather through the mere sense of brokering a midway deal to the spectrum of claims from both sides.

Legally speaking, Ethiopia still has a constitution, and that constitution recognizes Western Tigray to be within the borders of Tigray. Therefore, Western Tigray should be returned to Tigray without any preconditions after which the Amhara region can raise its claims constitutionally. Factually also, the notion that Western Tigray is historically Amhara land is unfounded. Western Tigray has been part of Tigray for more than a millennium (it is mentioned in the kingdom of Axum) till Menelik (an Amhara king) incorporated it to Gondar as a reward to his daughter who was governor of Gondar during his reign.

In the absence of any legal or factual support, we shouldn’t acknowledge a claim. If we do, then it will further complicate things, as parties to the conflict are likely to try to make endless claims to make the best out of the negotiation. For example, following the logic of the  ICG  approach, the parts of Amhara currently under TDF are equally liable to be up for negotiation should the government of Tigray seek to make such claims.  Meaning, if western Tigray is up for negotiation just because the Amharas claimed it without any legal or factual evidence, it opens the door for Tigray to come up with its own claims to be considered for negotiation.

The second problem with this approach is the fact that such an idea or an action rewards violence and ethnic cleansing. By invading and occupying Western Tigray by force the Amhara government chose conflict and violence for a question that could have been addressed lawfully via the constitution. It then deployed an effective campaign of ethnic cleansing. This is not just a claim, it is a fact corroborated by the international community. It is, for example, to be remembered that Secretary Anthony Blinken testified to this truth in front of the US Congress.  Putting Western Tigray up for negotiation is therefore rewarding the Amhara forces for their violence and ethnic cleansing.

For Tigrayans, Western Tigray is not only our land but also our graveyard. It is part of our land where the brunt of the ongoing genocide continues to be unleashed. It is estimated that more than a million Tigrayans have been displaced, thousands massacred and their bodies piled, burned and some thrown to the Tekeze River. Those that were forced to flee to Sudan and into other parts of Tigray did so without any of their property and were forced to bury their loved ones on their way out. Many women and girls were raped and told that they were being cleansed of their “devilish identity” and being Amharized. Many were rendered infertile in the most brutal ways with their womb burned with iron rods. It is a place where we were massacred for being Tigrayans but our bodies were stolen to be counted as Amhara. Western Tigray is not only a place that we Tigrayans live but it is also a place that will tell our stories and sufferings for generations to come. Losing Western Tigray will not only be losing a geographic area or a place but it will be losing our untold stories, our blood, part of ourselves. It will be unthinkable for us Tigrayans to give up western Tigray. The bottom line is Western Tigray is not for negotiation whatsoever. We will fight for the next hundred years if that is what it takes!

So, what should the solution be in the case of Western Tigray then? Ideally, the just and right thing to do will be to ask the Amhara forces to leave Western Tigray. But that may delay or hamper the process of negotiations. So, the next best thing to do will be to just leave the case for later negotiations between the federal government and the Tigray government assuming that the Eritrean army will leave Tigray completely before negotiations start. Once the Eritrean army leaves Western Tigray, the will and ability of Amhara forces to stay in Western Tigray will be curtailed making the peaceful exit of these forces possible. Moreover, once the federal government sits for talks with the government of Tigray, the political shield that has thus far allowed the Amhara regional leaders to continue occupying the territory unconstitutionally will be removed. It is to be expected that expansionist ambitions on constitutionally established territories of Tigray will be dropped by leaders who will have to negotiate immunity for the unspeakable atrocities they have committed in Western Tigray.

2. Freezing Tigray’s offensive in  exchange for Access to Humanitarian Aid

Another problematic recommendation by the ICG is for the government of Tigray to halt its offensive in exchange for the Ethiopian government allowing humanitarian access to Tigray. This idea is quite simply in breach of international law. International humanitarian law affirms that humanitarian access should be provided with out preconditions. It always should be unconditional. In addition to breaching humanitarian law, this recommendation also emboldens the Ethiopian government to further restrict humanitarian access to achieve a political/military goal. Having read this recommendation, the Ethiopian government is going to think that, as long as it stays firm in restricting humanitarian access, the international community will start pressuring the Tigray government. This recommendation by the ICG, as fair as it may seem, is actually very dangerous. The ICG should be careful to not unintentionally proffer recommendations that could contribute to intensifying Tigray Genocide. It is to be remembered that comments by ICG in many of its articles before the war, calling Tigrayans as “a minority who enjoyed disproportionately greater political power” had a synergistic effect on the genocidal rhetoric by many Amhara elites. We understand that was not intentional, but it will look like it if it happens again.

3. Endorsement of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo to Mediate the Negotiation

The other thing that I believe would be difficult for Tigrayans to accept is the endorsement of former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo by ICG to lead the negotiation efforts. The AU has proven itself to be partial in the Tigray conflict. It is not to be forgotten that AU chairperson Mr Moussa Faki endorsed the genocidal war as legitimate and described Abiy’s actions as “bold moves to save the country’s territorial integrity”.  This position is yet to be withdrawn by the AU or its chairperson. One of the cardinal criteria for a mediator in a negotiation is impartial for the person/entity. This very important criterion is not there for anybody appointed by the AU. It is absurd to think that the Tigray government or Tigrayans, in general, will accept anybody appointed by the AU especially before the AU officially apologizes and withdraws its chairperson’s partial position.

4. The need for Independent International Investigations of Atrocities

In the ICG’s outline and recommendations, one very fundamental aspect has not been addressed; the case of justice for the victims of genocide. Any negotiation efforts that don’t acknowledge the atrocities committed against the people of Tigray are doomed to fail. All parties should agree on the need for an independent international investigation of the atrocities before negotiations can even start. The delusion that the joint investigations carried out by the Ethiopian human rights commission and the UNHRC will suffice, will only hinder any successful negotiation efforts and sustainable peace. The Tigrayan community has resoundingly and categorically rejected the findings of this investigation where a body affiliated to the perpetrator was part of the investigation. As hard as it may be to believe, this investigation was done without even visiting the very places where the worst of atrocities were committed like Axum, Mahbere Dego and Temben. Even in the long run, any determination short of calling the atrocities committed in Tigray a genocide and any justice mechanism that fails to live up to that determination will be a ground for a renewed or continued violence as it is human nature for people to take it upon themselves to seek redress directly when they are denied justice. Not recognizing what has been done to the people of Tigray for what it is, a genocide, and failing to ensure justice accordingly will also be an insult to humanity and even lead to further genocides in the future. So, the ICG should consider recommending an independent international investigation into all the atrocities committed in Tigray.

In summary, when any entity makes recommendations for ways to resolve the Tigray conflict, they should be careful to not complicate the already complex situation. They should stick to legalities, facts, logic, and justice rather than taking just a midway brokering position and trying to satisfy both sides. Recommendations should also be in accordance with international laws and widely accepted humanitarian norms.

About the Author
Dr. Gebremichael G Zeratsion is a resident physician in NY, USA

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  1. Stop KIlling Oromos, Tegaru, Kimant, Gumuz

    We are hearing from entities who were anti Tigray few weeks ago and now tempted by the atrocity to witness the profiling and the execution of Tegaru . The execution of Tegaru becomes evident, and no one is able to keep it under wraps , and is committed in the broad daylight and to the full knowledge of anyone living in Ethiopia and elsewhere in this planet who has got a mobile technology in the palm of his hand. Genocide against Tigray is no more a secret. The world has no excuse left to remain uninformed, unread, unknowledgeable about the genocide but preferably stay indifferent, uncommunicative and heartless as a large community of Tegaru who are massively incarcerated, tortured and executed every day.
    Sadly speaking, these atrocities are perpetrated on Tigray and Tegaru by the people who are deceived to equate ethiopianism, national pride, and patriotism with the tenure and its foreign-imported political ideology of Prosperity party. These blind supporters of Abiy and his genocidal team are silent when their innocent neighbors who share the same culture, religion and tradition torture, killed and incarcerated inhumanely and publicly before their eyes and every sensible mankind.

    You could still stop your and others’ atrocities by standing with the oppressed people of every ethnicity and save every single life waiting your action .

    7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil( እንግዲህ ለእግዚአብሔር ተገዙ፤ ዲያብሎስን ግን ተቃወሙ ከእናንተም ይሸሻል i;e his deeds and satanic will), and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:8, MSG Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. (James 4/7-10)I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.(2 Corinthians 6:2) Hence, Please stop your attrocities right now. We can’t speak on behalf of God, but what we all know God forgives anyone who turned away from sin, saying YES to HIM, NO to satan, and submit to Him.
    የአብይና የእንደራሴዎቹ ወይም ደጋፊዎቹ የሥልጣን ዘመንም ሆነ በሥልጣን ኮርቻ እንደ ኢሳያስ ተፈናጦ በአምባገነንነት ከመቆየት ጋር የኢትዮጵያ አንድነት፥ኢትዮጵያዊነት፥የአምሓራ ሆነ የሁሉም ሕብረ ብሔሮች መብትና ደህንነት ጋር ምንድ ነው የሚያስተሳስረው ከዚህም አልፎ የአንድ ሳንቲም ገፅታዎች መንትዮች ወዘት ከማድረግ ጋር ምን አገናኛቸው፥፥ምናለ ለገዛ ጥቅማጥቅሞቻችን ስንል ቅቡል ያልሆነና ሚዛን የማይደፋ አንድምታ ትርጉም ና ምክንያቶችስ ባንሰጣቸው፥፥ይልቁንስ ከመጠን ያለፈው በንፁሃን ላይ የምትፈፅሙት ግፍ ኢትዮጵያን ከማንኛውም ሃይል ይልቅ ሊያፈራርሳት እንደሚችል እስካሁን የታዩት ክስተቶች ያሳያሉ፥፥የሗላሗላ ምክንያት ከመደረትና የወደቀን ሥርዓት ከመፈረጅ አሁኑኑ በተባባሪነት እያደረጋቹሁትን ኢሰብኣዊ ድርጊት ከማቆም አልፋቹ ሌላውን የጥፋት ሠራዊት ከጥፋቱ እንዲመለስና ማሰር ማንገላታቱን መረሸን ማሰቃየቱን እንዲያቆም ድምፃችሁን ለግሱ፥፥የተሳሳተ መረጃ የሚሰጡትንና የአፋር ፥የኤርትራ ና የኢትዮጵያ ሠራዊት ብዙ ከተሞችን እንደተቆጣጠረና የትግራይ ሠራዊትን እንደማረከ አድርገው በሀሰት በማሰራጨት አይዟቹ እያሉ የትግራይና፥የኦሮሞ የቅማንት፥የአገው ብሔር አባላትን እንድታንገላቱ ና እንድታሳስሩ የሚገፋፏችሁን እንደ አቤል ብርሃኑና የመሃል ሜዳው ዩቲዩብ አክቲቪስቶች ከወዲሁ እንዲያቆሙ ብታደርጉ መልካም ነው፥፥ የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት በቋፍ ላይ ሊንኮታኮት እንዳለና አንድ ሐሙስ እንደቀረው አዳነች አበቤ ከፖለቲካ ዕውቀት ነፃ በሚመስልና በተሸናፊነት ስነልቦና ነግራችሗለች፥ትግራይ ራሷን የቻለች ሀገር ለማድረግ የኢትዮጵያን ሠራዊት ማፍረስ ለምን አስፈለገ ፥የትግራይን ሕዝብ ድምፅ የተወሰኑ ሰዎች ፍላጎት በማስመሰል የጨረባ ምርጫ የሚሉ አልባሌ ከመንግሥት የማይጠበቅ የመንደር አለሌዎችን ቃላት ሲሰነዝሩ የነበሩ አካላት ዛሬ ላይ ሁነው ከፈለጋቹ ሂዱ እኛን መቀመጫ አታሳጡን የግል ጠባቂዎቻችን የሆኑ ሠራዊቶቻችንን አትበታትኑብን ኧረ በጉልበታችሁ እስኪሉ ድረስ ያደረሳቸው እስከ አፍንጫው የታጠቀ ና ባዕዳን ሀገራትን ያሳተፈን ጦርነት በአሸናፊነት የሚመራው የግራይ ሠራዊት ዓለምንያስደነቀ ለመሆኑ ጠላት ሳይቀር በተሸናፊነት መንፈስ እየመሰከረ ይገኛል፥፥ጠላትም ሆነ ወዳጅ የተለያዩ ቃላትእና ስንኞችን በመቋጠር ቢናገር ቢዘግብም ዞሮዞሮ በቀጥታም ሆነ በተዘዋዋሪ የትግራይ ሰራዊት ለብልፅግና ሠራዊት የራስ ምታት ከመሆን አልፎ ለህልውናው ስጋት ለመሆኑ ከመላው ሀገሪቱ ክፍል በግዳጅ እየተመለመለ ያለው ወጣት ቁጥር ብቻ ሳይሆን ለሜዳ ብቁ ሳይሆን ወደ ጦር አውድማ እንዲገባ የሚደረግባቸው ቀናትና ሰዓታቶቾ በራሳቸው ፍንትው አድርገው የትግራይን ሠራዊት ጥንካሬና ጅግንነት ይመሰክራሉ፥፥

  2. We will sanction the US:Eritreans vowed

    Supporters of PFDJ (Higdef) has pledged to send a large remittance home ,at least 1 Billion dollar every month. We Eritreans could make the US “weep tears of blood” as this man described it in his own words, a man who is running a channel named ” Picoc tub live”. He continued, saying” We have nearly Half a million Eritreans in US, and We could make sanction on the USA by taking part in the election and involve in a manner that could affect the outcome of the election . This man incite violence against individuals who stand for the people of Tigray and the entire people of Tigray. He claims sanctions US is the easiest thing we could do, hiding his face behind screen, images and photos of the people he is attacking and instigating violence.
    It is worthwhile to note all these Higdefawuyan live and receive monthly financial allowance in the US, and elsewhere in EU, and they are sanctioned by these powerful countries which they allow them to send a large sum of money every month to support their family and Higdef .

    Instead of working together and helping each other with their neighboring brothers and sisters, Higdefawuyan chose to spread hatred and genocidal sentiments to gain political ground and remain intact for longer in power . They(Higdef and fans of higdef) created a population fond of throwing insults at hardworking neighboring brothers and sisters of Tigray to heal themselves from grievances and depression caused by their own idleness and, incapacity and sense of being subjected and controlled by former colonialists . Killing, stealing and destroying the economy of Tigray and its infrastructure will never ever make Eritrea or Higdefawuyan richer and richer if they are not able to change their economy for the past 30 years migrating to very rich country in the planet and sending a large some money to Eritrea, land created by colonials who impose the sens of being subjects and servile altitude upon Eritreans. We know Eritreans who were arrested stealing in Italian supermarkets and trying to satisfy their hunger ;we felt piety for them.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-22/eu-imposes-sanctions-on-eritrean-agency-over-human-rights-abuses
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-sanctions-eritreas-military-ruling-party-ethiopia

  3. Abebe Belew

    you are doing business and seem to be happy with genocide. You become famous and get to know many officials .like Microphone media , Provoking ppl to get more subscribers from any one including higdefawuyan. Tegaruy we know you all, when you get money and power you will not remember your people. That was exactly what happened during those 27 . 27 years you were pro-amhara and develop amhara cities while people in Tigray walk hours walking to reach market passing ups and owns in bumpy road. it is true that tigraway is leba but people of Tigray the ordinary men and women are kind-hearted and religious . I will tell you this in Tigray not hiding myself behind keyboards. Most of you elites and Diasporas are leyabu serekti and snobbish. you abadonded your own fellow tegadelti who lost their hands legs and eyes and embraced serketi amharu, oromos and others

    Save it for later and I will read it loudly for you all so that you could understand better. You have the same attiude with eritreans tserfi, calling names, degrading and using excessive physical forces and singling out people while marring and living with amhara

    narrow-minded beggars and snobbish at a time

    banda eye keli do alekum bitsot ?

    note please donot post it and you will not post it since it will tarnish or darken your name , our elite titleholder

  4. Eritreans flee from extereme poverty to reach richest countries

    Ethiopians , pro-PP genocidal regime, imported EDF(eritrean soldiers=modern day askaris bought and enslaved by PP cadres and fight for ethiopian elites in power , genocidal machines from Turkey , China, Russia, and UAE to kill your own people and tell that Tegaru are brainwashed by TPLF.

    Are you thoughtful to Tigreans by giving them bombs instead of bread and milk ? Cheap talk

    TPLF is a collection of Tegaru and Tegaru.TPLF now wins support of everyone, including those who run their own political ideology. As You all know, every and each country has multiple political parties, and all those parties have their own unique standing and political tenets.

    Writing an article full of jargon and loan words doesn’t give credibility to your fabricated story. Please pray before God so that He will shower His fear and will upon you all warmongers!

    Eritreans and Amhara elites, you have something in common- you are brainwashing your own people and compelling them to fight against their neighboring tribes who got intermarried and lived in harmony for centuries just for what happened in the past . We have no even a tangible and credible resources to confirm what has been narrated by historians and told by Political elites (power mongers). History is written by the victors. Winston Churchill
    Göring is reported to have said, “Der Sieger wird immer der Richter und der Besiegte stets der Angeklagte sein,” which more or less translates to the quote Driver utters in the film, “The victor will always be the judge, and the vanquished the accused.” History is a pack of lies about events that never happened, told by people who weren’t there. George Santayana History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions. Ted Koppel

    Most importantly, what you all need to recognize is revenge give rise to another revengeful sentiment and remains rolling without end. Eritreans claim , at picoc tube live , alena walta hager and other pro-Higdef actors that they were badly treated by ancient Tegaru kings and governors who were believed to rule Ethiopia before the Italian invasion. Why did these warmongers choose Tigray instead of other foreign invaders ? How are Eritreans treated in overseas including Libya, Sudan and other countries ? How many Eritreans died in Europe , Lybia , Sudan and elsewhere in recent days, mainly in 21st century ? What is the importance of spending all your assets and human work force to take revenge against your neighboring ethnicities who share the same language, regardless of their difference in dialects, religion(be it Christianity, Islam or others), culture and intermarried for years etc

    What is the importance of waging war on poor people who live in poor countries instead of helping each other for mutual economic benefits ? Why did they forget to stand against their colonial masters, who were killing hundreds of civilians, including clergymen ? What about Derge cadres who were massacring their own people ? Eritreans feel if they exterminate Tigray ,Eritrea, a new nation created by Italian and whose name is coined by foreign powers, will be the sole inheritor and titleholder of history, tangible and intangible heritages of Tigray, and they will be esteemed as the most powerful and ancient country in Africa.
    Someone who speaks the same language and share identical culture, and famed for its mystifying economic development, could make you suffer from inferiority complex and all sorts of psychological disorder pertaining to your status as compared to your neighboring partner tribe or land . Eritrean elites were feeling this same agony and jealousy. All governments need enemies. How else to justify their existence? — Edward Abbey Many of us we agree to the point we never had a civil war among Eritreans and Ethiopians or any other ethnic members , Could we raise our beloved ones from the dead who were just victims of political leaders and governors (if this story is true) by waging war against neighboring people after 100 years ? The man in the picoc tube live hiding his face tells to all his viewers that what is happening in Tigray now is justifiable by the fact that Eritreans were mistreated by former Tegaru kings and rulers 100 yrs ago. He could continue saying, ” he will hunt and harm all those who are pointing their fingers at Eritreans . All what he is exhibiting is what we mostly see among many of Eritrean immigrants who take videos and voice message, telephone numbers and other personal data to pass it to their masters specialized in snooping as member of fifth column of Higdef . All how they accomplish all these filthy task is approaching their victims as friends.

    Most Eritreans are quite gifted in calling names, downgrading others in a way that you cannot imagine , allergic to civilization except carrying jeans and Snickers in the streets to look a Native American or Europeans, no development but sending taxes to buy arms and send their family members to sawa nonstop, pry into the private affairs of others , officially known to be Virtual Learners FB Academy ,part-time job at WhatsApp and TikTok. Another thing that surprises us most what we heard from someone who lived in Lybia, Eritreans immigrants work with Lybians and Berbers , and advise these foreign smugglers and kidney sellers to beat severely and torture their own fellow Eritreans to extort a large sum of money from their family members . All their lives both in abroad and at home is full of misery, killings, robbery , torture ; they do the same to others what they have been taught and trained to do . If you approach these people and grow with this kind of inferior mentality and criminal minds, you will not think of developing your city or country but take revenge on others for what has happened 100 years back. Tigray was in the right track and made a considerable development than those Eritreans who lived for almost half a century in UK, US, Canada and other rich countries and can’t take their people out of poverty and begging but drawing them to the sea and modern day slavery for 30 years.

    “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle ተስፋ ፥ብርሃን የሌለው ህይወት ሌላውም ከእርሱ በታች በሆነ ድቅድቅ ጨለማ እንዲኖር እንደሚሻ በሕግደፍ ደጋፊዎች የጥፍቶ ጠፊ ዓላማና ድርጊት እየታየ ነው፥፥ዓቅምና አውቆ መኖር ታላቅ ጥበብ ነው፥ከባህር ውሥጥ ሶስትቀን ሶሥት ሌሊት አድሬ ሊቢያ ተገርፌ ሳዋ ኢራኢሮ ሶስት ዓመት ተከንችሬ እያለ በሱዳንና በትግራይ ሲለምን ኑሮ አሁን ላይ ተነስቾ ኢትዮጵያን በአቢይ ምክንያት ሲያሽከረክራት ማየት ትልቅ ውርደት ነው፥፥ብሔራዊ ውርደት፦፦

  5. Socalled activists exacerbating Tigray Genocide and their hate speech

    የብልፅግና ፓርቲ አባላትና ደጋፊዎቻቸው ህውሃትን ከትግራይ ህዝብ መነጠልና ማጥቃት እንደማይቻል ከተረዱት ብዙ ወራት ተቆጠሩ፥፥ሕዝባችን ሀገሩንና ወገኑን ለመታደግ ንብረቱንና ገንዘቡን ብቻ ሳይሆን መተኪያ የሌላት ክብርት ሕይወቱን ለመሥዋዕት አቅርቧል እየሰጠም ይገኛል፥፥በዚህ አጋጣሚ እዚ ኩልና ተጋሩ ብዘለና ኣቕሚ ክንቓለስ ከምዘለና የዝክረኩም፥ብዕድመ አቦታትና፥አህዋትና አሃትንና ፥ዝኾኑ ኩሎም አብ ዓድ ዘለዉ ተጋሩ ናይ ሕይወት ስድራ ካብ ጥምየትን፥ጥይትን ከድህኑ ቤዛ ኮይኖም ይስውኡልና አለው፥፥ኩልና ብገንዘብና ሰልዲ ዘይብልና ካኣ ብዘለና ፍልጠትን ክዕለትን ክንህግዝ የተሃሳስበኩም፥በዘለና ክንረባረብ ግድን እዩ፥፥፥ ህውሃት ይህን አደረገኝ ሃያ ሰባት ዓመት ይህን ፈፅሞ ነበር የሚሉ ፀረ ትግዋይ ፕሮፓጋንዳዎች ለወደፊቱ በህግ መታገድና ህጋዊ ቅጣት እንዲያገኙ መደንገግ አለበት፥፥የአሁኑ የዘር ፍጅት ከዘጠና ሰባቱ ና ከዚያም በፊት ይሰነዘሩ የነበሩ የጥላቻ ቃላት ና የሀሰት ትርክትን ተገን ያደረጉ ፕሮፓጋንዳ ዘመቻ ተጀምረዋ እና ነው፥፥ህውሃት ለእኛ ተጋሩ ለአሥራ ሰባት ዓመታት ህዝባችንን ብቻ ሳይሆን አሁን ላይ ወጭት ሰባሪ በልቶ ካጅ የሆኑትን የትግራይ ሕዝብ ጠላቶችና ቤተሰቦቻውን ቤዛ ሆነው ከነፍሰ በላው የደርግ ሥርዓት ነፃ ያወጡ የቅርብና የሩቅ ቤተሰቦቻችንን ያጣንበት ውድ የትግራይ ህዝብ አባቶችና ወንድሞች እናቶችና እህቶች ናቸው፥፥ካሁን በሗላ በህውሃት ላይ ማላገጥና መወንጀል የሚያስችል የስነምግባርና የሞሯል ብቃት የላችሁም፥፥የተለያዩ ሀገራትንና ሠራዊቶችን አቅማቹ የማይፈቅደውን የሕዝብ ሀብት አሟጣቹ ከውጭ ሀገር ዘመኑ ያፈራውን የጦር መሣሪያ ይዛቹ ገብታቹ ከህፃናት እናቶች ሙሁራን እስከ የሃይማኖት አባቶች አርዳችሗል ፥፥ከፋብሪካ እስከ እምነት ቤቶች ድረስ ዘርፋችሗል አቃጥላችሗል፥፥ሶ ካሁን በሗላ በጥቂት የትግራይ ሕዝብ መሪዎች ስም ቅናትናበምቀኝነት መላው ትግራይ ላይ የምታደርሱትን በደልና ተሰምቶ የማይታወቅ ግፍ አቁሙት፥፥ጦርነት ማወጅ አይደለም የጥላቻ ዘመቻ እንዳትቀሰቅሱ የሚያደርግ ህግ ይደነገጋል፥፥ቅጣታጥህንንም ታገኛለህ፥፥በልቶ ካጅ የእፉኝት ልጆች፥፥ለዘመናት አብሯቸው የኖረ፥ሥጋ አምላክ ሲያቀብላቸውየነበረ ካህን ፥የልዽ ልጆቻቸውን አስተምሮ ለቁም ነገር ያበቃን ፕሮፌሰር የምትረሽኑ የሰውነት ባህሪ የሌላቹ ጉዶች ናቹ፥፥ጀርመናውያን ለ አሥራሁለት አመታት ሲገዛቸው የነበረን ሂትለር ዜግነቱን ሽረናል ሲሉ ቢናገሩም በስደት ጀርመን የገባ የውጭ ዜጋ የመኖሪያ ፈቃድ በተቀበለ ከአሥራ ሁለት ባነሰ ጊዜ ውሥጥ ዜግነት ያገኛል፥፥እናንተም የልጅ ልጆቻቹ ለዘመናት የሚያፍሩበት ብቻ ሣይሆን ወላጆቻችን አይደሉም የሚያሰኝ ዘመን የማይረሳው ግፍ እየፈፀማቹ ነው፥፥የልጅ ልጆቻቹ ማለቂያ የሌለው ዋጋ እንደሚከፉሉ ታሪክ ያስረዳል፥፥በመሰረቱ በክልላቹ በገዛ ወገኛቹ የተፈፀመ በደልን አንድ በፊንፊኔ በሥልጣን ያነበረ አካል እንዳደረሰባቹ በመቁጠርና በማጋነን፥አንድና ሀለት ኬዝ በሺዎች ላይ የተፈፀመ በማስመሰል፥የሀሰት ታሪክ በመፍጠርና በመለጠፍ፥በገዛ ወገናቹ በተራ ቀበሌና ፗሊስ የተፈፀመን ከህውሃት የበላይ አስፈፃሚ የመጣ ትዕዛዝ በማስመሰል የውሸት ትርክት አክሎ በምቀኝት የራስን የጎሳ አባላት ፥የብሔር ተወላጆችን ብቻ ሥልጣን ሲይዙ ለማየት በመቋመጥ፥ይህን ለማስፈፀም በሰላማዊና በህጋዊ ሳይሆን በአመፅ ለመተግበር በመሞከር የሚደረግ ሥራ የሚያስከትለው ውጤት ሁሌም የትም የበለፀገ ሀገር አንድ ነው፥፥በዘጠና ሰባት ሁላችንም ከናንተ ጋር ነበር እናንተ ሰው አስገድላቹ ዱባይ ተደብቃቹ አንዳንዶቻቹም በሰው ልጅ ህይወት ትነግዱ እንደነበር ታሪክ ይመሰክራል፤፤አይደለም በአፍሪካ ፥ባደጉ ሀገራት በአመፅ ላይ የተሰማሩ ሰዎች አይናቸውንና ህይወታቸውን ያጡ እንዳሉ ሀሉም ይሰማል፥፥ይህ ትክክል ነው ብሎ የሚያምን ጤናማ ሰው ግን አይኖርም፥፥በአሽሙርም ሆነ የትግራይን ህዝብ ለማጥቃት በማሰብ የህውሃትን መሪዎች እንደ ምክንያት በመጠቀም በትግራይ ህዝብ ላይ የምታደርጉት የዘር ፍጅት ብቻ አይደለም ወደ ዘር ፍጅትና እንግልት የሚመሩ ማናቸውም ቅስቀሳና የጥላቻ ቃላቶች ተቆጠቡልን፥፥ህውሃት ከአሥራ ሰባት ዓመታትደማዊ ና መራር የትጥቅ ትግል በሗላ ሃገሪቷን ወደ ተሻለ የዕድገት ጎዳና በማሥቀጠል ና አመርቂ ኢኮኖሚያዊ ውጤት ያስመዘገበ ፓርቲ ብቻ ሳይሆን ከትግራይ ህዝብ ስነልቦና የማይጠፋ ክቡር ህይወታቸውን የገበሩ የመላው የትግራይ ሕዝብ አባቶች፥እናቶቾ፥እህቶችና ወንድሞች ናቸው፥ህውሃትን መዝለፍ በነፍስ ወከፍ በአስራ ሳባት ዓመታትና በሗላ በህይወት ያጣናቸውን የእያንዳዳችንን የቤተሰብ አባላትን መዝለፍ ነው፥አቁሙት፥፥በአሁኑ ወቅት በትግራዋይ ላይ እያደረሳችሁት ያለን ግድያ፥ድብደባ (ቶርቸር)፥እሥራት፥ዝርፊያ ሆነ ማንኛውንም ኢሰብኣዊ ድርጊት ፥ ኢሃይማኖታዊ ሰይጣናዊ በየትኛውም ሃይማናትና የእምነት ቤቶች አባቶች ና ትምህርት ተቀባይነት የሌለው የማይደገፍ ነው፥የገዢውን የፗለቲካ ርዕዮተ ዓለም ከሚከተሉ ሆድ አደር የሃይማኖት መሪዎችበስተቀር መሆኑ ይሰመርበት፥፥ ከሕዝብ ፊት አታመልጡም፥፥ትግራይ በልጆቿ ነፃ ትወጣለች፥፥ነፃነት ና ሰላም በዘር ጨፍጫፊውና ቅጥረኛው መንግሥትና ደጋፊዎቹ ስር እየተሰቃዩ ና እየተንገላቱ ላሉ ሁሉ፥፥
    ‘Genocide and atrocity start with one thing – a word, a word of hate, a word that singles any group of people out as something to fear, as something different, as less than human. And through this word of hate whole populations are gradually made vulnerable to manipulation and exploitation.’
    Istanbul Process – Group 3, Monday the 18th of November 2019.

  6. UNHCR take Eritreans out of Tigray

    “Abiy regime must be pragmatic now and reconcile with Oromo opposition, their leaders and should release all of them to deprive viable options from Woyane’s Scheme.”posted at zehabesha by an amhara man , pp supporter who goes by the name “Plainview” on November 11, 2021 at 3:11 pm.

    Amahara elites are living in the scarlet fear haunted house, Ethiopia their unitary state is transformed into a terrifying haunted attraction where people killed for their ethnicity by prosperity party genocidal ideology possessed men, and these crooked elites start to feel the glowing from afar ; they are the ringleaders of the genocide waged against Tigray.

    Eritrean and their genocidal partners should be brought to justice where ever they may live . Eritrean refugees or migrants, living assets of UNHCR, should leave Ethiopia by hook or crook. We do not need people smuggling themselves as victims and spying on our people, creating ethnic based faction among fellow country men , and wage a joint attack against our people whatever ethnic or social background may have.
    Furthermore, there are Eritreans posing as supporters of Tegaru , and still not forgetting their mission as snoopers and seen as commercializing the war, spreading fake information and telling us what is happening inside finfne and the palace before anyone hears it. Since they have friends and family members who work for Abiy and take closer look at every event during this chaotic time. How come Assena know every incident in finfine before Oromo media outlets, and other media ?
    You have still many spies from Higdef within you posing as pro-Tigray and TDF . Once TDF start marching to hamasen , their disappearance will not be mystifying but a long-awaited circumstance.

  7. UNHCR should take its living assets out of Tigray

    ግደይ ዘረዓ ፅዮን፥ሔርሜላ አረጋዊ፥ እና እነርሱን የመሰሉ ሁሉ አዕምሮ ቢስ ማንነታቸውን ና ወገናቸውን ለገንዘብ ለጥቅማጥቅም አሳልፈው የሰጡ ባንዳዎች ናቸው፥፥ከሀገር ውጭ የተወለዱትን ጨምሮ ሁሉም ትግራዋይ ሆነ መላው ሕብረ ብሔር በአብሮነት ከሚኖሩ የቤተሰብ አባላት በተጨማሪ የሩቅና የቅርብ የሥጋ ዘመድ አለው፥እነዚህ ከላይ የተጠቀሱት ባንዳዎችና መሰሎቻቸው ግን በውጭ ሀገራት ከለላ ተሰጥቷቸው እየኖሩ በሀገር ቤት በረሃብና በጦርነት እየተሰቃየና እየሞተ ያላለ ወገናቸውን(የቅርብና የሩቅ ዘመዶቻቸውን ጨምሮ መላው ትግራዋይ) ለጥቅም ሲሉ ከድተው ከጅምላ ጨፍጫፊዎች ጋር ተሰልፈው ውሸቱን እውነት አሥመስለው ለመናገር ና ለማሳመን ሲጥሩ ማየት በጣም ይቀፋል፥፥እነዚህ ሰዎች በሀገር ውሥጥ ያሉን የገዛ ዘመዶቻቸውን ጭምር ነው የከዱት፥፥አብዛኛው ህዝብ በቅርብም ነበሩቅ የሥጋ ዝምድና የተሳሰረ፥በእምነት ቤቶች በሚደረግ ሃይማኖታዊ ሥርዓት የወንድምና እህት ያህል የተዛመደ ነው፥፥ያስተማረ ለም ነገር ያበቃን ሕብረሰብ ለሰብስክራይብ ዝናና ገንዘብ ሲባል ከድቶ ከዘር ጨፍጫፊዎች ጋር መቆም የማይለፍ በህግ የሚያስቀጣ ወንጀል ነው፥፥ጠላት በመንገዱ ፥በቤቱ ያገኘውን ትግራዋይ የሆነን ሁሉ ሲገድል፥ሲዘርፍ እንደቆና እንዳለ እየታወቀ ልጄ አልተነካም ቤቴ አልፈረሰም ስለሌላው አይመለከተኝም ብሎ በሕዝባቸው በሕዝባችን ላይ የሚደረግ ጦርነት በህውሃት አመራር ሃላፊዎችና ጥቂት ደጋፊዎቻቸው የተሰነዘረ ህጋዊ እርምጃ አስመስሎ ለማታለል መሞከር የወገንን ሰቆቃና እልቂት ለማደባበስ የሚደረግ ብቻ ሳይሆን ከፈፃሚዎቹ ጋር የተደረገ የድጋፍ ስሜት መገለጫ ለመሆኑ አያጠራጥርም፥፥ እነዚ ዎችገር ወገን አለኝ ሀገሬ ወገኔ ናፈቀኝ ሲሉ ይደመጡ ይሆን፥ጉዶች ባንዳዎች ያውም ለህይወታቸው በማያሰጋ ቦታ ላይ ተቀምጠው እንዲህ ካሉ ሀገር ውሥጥ ካሉ ባንዳዎች የበለጠ በሀገራቸው ውሥጥ ሁነው ብልፅግናን ፈርተው ብዎችን ያስረሽኑ እንደሚችሉ መገመት አያዳግትም፥፥ለፍርድ እንደሚቀርቡ አንጠራጠርም የሚቀርቡበትም ሩቅ አይሆንምም All Eritreans , including those who claim they support Tegaru and commercializing the war and post fake and illegal videos not supported by TDF to make money. UNHCR should expel all Eritreans from Tigray and plant camps in the neighboring states, probably in Gonder where the family of Isayas lived and buried. We will not put the lives of Tegaru in experiment or cut and try method . This is not a hate speech against the entire population. WE will not stop exposing criminals for fear of a reaction from emotional people . However, we will underline the fact that mass killing or mass attack against any ethnic group is a serious crime. Psychologist say, talking about theft and not telling about the negative impact of theft will promote or encourage the society to engage in theft , especially among young generation. Hence, we tell you not attack anyone based on his or her ethnic background, but for his involvement in the war crime committed against Oromo, Tegaru or any ethinic member . PLease donot take part in brutal killings like those committed by Fano and Eritreans, but bring war criminals to justice.

    eritrean trained to be spies will still be spies as refugees and immigrants UNHCR should take those refugees and migranst out of tigray and set up camps preferably in Gonder where many of their anscetors have lived , died, an buried. Our people’s lives matter most to us !

  8. bring war criminals to justice whereever they may live or take a hideout

    በአደባባይ ስላዋረደን ይገደል የተባለውን ሰምታችሗል ፥እርሷም ዕጣው እንዳይደርሳት የጌታዋን ገመና ለመሸፈን የቃላት ድርቶን የተውሶ ቋንቛን በመደራረት የቻለችውን ታግላለች፥፥እውነትን ካልያዙ የቃላት ጋጋታ ዕውነትን ሊያለባብሱ ሀሰት እውነት እንዲመስል እንጂ እውት እንደማይሆን አሳይታናለች፥፥ከበሉበት መጮህ ደግሞ የተለመደ ነው ነገር ግን የንፁሃን ህፃናትን በግፍ መገደል የእናቶችንና ሴቶችን ጥቃትና ሞት ለማደባበስ መሞከር ግን በሴት ልጅ አንደበት መስማት በባህላችን አልተለመደም፥፥በጣም ይቀፋል፥ባጭሩ በዘር ጭፍጨፋ ላይ የተጠመደን ማፍያ በቃላትም ሆነ የቁሳቁስ ድጋፍ ተገዶም ይሆን ፈቅዶ ድጋፍ ያደረገ ፍርድ መቅረብና ሕጋዊ ቅጣት በፍርድቤት እንዲቀበል መደረግ አለበት፥፥

    Billene Seyoum and all those who utter hate speech or stand in favor of the genocial regime should face justice , consequences of their actions let alone those who are the ringleaders of the genocide in TIgray , eritrean migrants who are presently killing our people and torturing them in concentration camps built by the executive order emanated from ESAT.

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