Have you ever been in a situation where your former teacher tells "I have nothing to eat" and there is nothing you can do to help him? Have you ever been in a situation where a doctor treating patients collapses from hunger? Have you ever been in a situation where in almost every few steps in the street, children ask you " I am hungry"? Have you ever been in a situation where your friend tells you "I hadn't eaten anything since yesterday" and yet there is nothing you can offer him? How would you feel if you were experiencing this everyday and yet there is no way you can help with?
Think about where Abiy Ahmed was just two years ago and the pariah he is now, put his coronation in the context of the ugly and stubborn reality of ethnic cleansing, carnage, famine and genocide, and bring the state media EBC's messages and images on a day when it is supposed to be busy glorifying the king. It couldn't have been a more ignoble coronation, could it?
ል ሕድሕድ ዝርአየን ሰብ “ቀበርትና ይግበርኩም” ዝትብል ነገር መውፅኢት ኣፈን ነበረት። ድሕሪ ናይ ሓሙሽተ ኣዋርሕ ስቓይ፣ ብ ዕለት 29 ሚያዝያ 2013 ካብ እዛ ዓለም ብ ሞት ተፈልየን። ግን ቀባሪ ሲ ኣይነበረን። ውሑዳት ሰባት ብ ተብትተብ ቀቢሮሙወን። ደቀን፥ ደቂ ደቀን፥ ኣዝማደን፥ ፈተውተን መፂኦም ክቐብሩወን ኣይክኣሉን። ሓደ ስልኪ ስለ ዘየለ ኣብ እዋኑ ብ ምንታይ ይስምዑ? ካልኣይ ክዓ መንገድታት ስለ ዝተዓፀወ፡ ምጕዓዝ ኣይይኽእሉን። ሳልሳይ እቶም ወረርቲ ቀብሪ ኣይይፈቕዱን።
Will the world show the same compassion and heart that it demonstrated in 1984? Are there Tony Blair's whose lives will be changed by seeing Letebirhan's image? Are there Bob Geldof's still in the 21st century? Are there world-famous artists that can be moved into action?
They wonder, if the investigations of crimes are not meant to address the concerns and cries of the affected community, what are they meant for?
Abiy's grand lies are always to deflect international pressure and they have always worked for him. There are no scruples when Abiy lies, and surprisingly there are still media outlets, shallow so-called analysts, international organizations, and diplomats who accept his lies and deceptions.