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Tigray regional state fires back on the story of “deserting special forces”

Tigray regional state says people flocking from Amhara region

Mekelle _ Tigray
Mekelle (source : VOA Amharic)

August 27, 2020

Earlier this week there was a report circulating in some Ethiopian News outlets including from the Amhara region regarding special forces who deserted from the Tigray region.

As many as 60 members of special forces were said to have entered Amhara region – escaping from militarization trend in Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) stronghold, at least for now, Tigray region.

The latter is responding to the story. It is treating it as unfounded lies. Hadush Kassa is deputy government communications affairs of the region.

He told Voice of America Amharic service reporter in Mekelle, Mulugeta Atsebeha, that the story is intended to obstruct the election in the Tigray region.

It is also, he added, to “cover the region’s [Amhara region] problem.” For Hadush Kassa, Amhara region is being run by what he called “yegobez aleka” – which he seems to have used in the context of anarchy by referring to “self-appointed group of people.”

Furthermore, he said there is no peace in the Amhara region and people are flocking to the Tigray region.

Regarding the election Tigray, Mr. Hadush claimed that 2.6 million people are registered in a span of five days which highlighted as evidence that people in the region support the election. 

Opposition parties in the region accuse TPLF of repression and harassing opposition politicians.

On the issue of the election, TPLF is in a collision course with the Federal government as the House of Federation has extended the terms of office of regional and federal houses of peoples representatives. And there has been mobilization for a possible war with the Federal government – among other forces which TPLF accuses as having intention to “invade Tigray.”

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    The WAMDA (The World Armaments Manufacturers and Distributors Association) just announced that they are founding a prize to be won by a person or organization that excelled in the love of war. WAMDA says this is to counter the Nobel Peace Prize, which has succeeded in promoting world peace to such a dangerous extent that the prospect of war is diminishing by the day. Therefore, WAMDA has no alternative other than to fight back and protect the interests of its members. The new prize is to be named Global Grand War Prize.

    In response to WAMDA’s call for nominations I propose TPLF (Tigrai Peoples Liberation Front) as the first recipient of this coveted prize for the following reasons:

    1. TPLF was born in war, grew by war, lives for war. Its past, present, and foreseeable future is war.
    2. It loves and worships war. One of its leaders boasted, “We make war!”. Another one declared, “No earthly power will defeat us in war!”. A third explained, “Fighting is in our DNA. It is like everyday children’s games for us”.
    3. It hates peace as much as it loves war. The latest winner of the Noble Peace Prize is its declared enemy number one.

    4. Ladies and Gentlemen, while TPLF was in government its two glaring achievements stand out:
    a) It launched war on a friendly and neighboring country which resulted in the death of 200,000 young men.
    b) It has divided the country it was entrusted to govern into ethnic enclaves; and made sure each one wages war on the others. There are more than 80 tribes in the country so, the plan is a perpetual civil war – huge, unstoppable.
    5. Ladies and gentlemen, please note – this is only in one country. But Africa has more than 50 countries and tens of thousands of tribes. If this strategy can be exported to these countries just imagine the volume of armament your members can sell. Billions and trillions of dollars!

    6. Ladies and Gentlemen , as we speak TPLF is preparing for war, as always, it believes it has many real and imagined enemies. You will be impressed how TPLF’ s training and preparation for war is proceeding:
    a) It trained everybody for war; men and women, including priests, pensioners, the disabled, and school children;
    b) It trained domestic animals like dogs and donkeys in the affairs of war.

    7. One more, first-in-the-world, mind-blowing achievement. The researchers in TPLF’s secret war laboratory in Mekele have announced an exciting discovery. Now, they can train unborn babies while they are still in the womb! People have wondered why expectant mothers in every town and village are commanded to report to war training centres two days a week, for two hours. Now they know.

    I therefore proudly propose TPLF as the undisputed first winner of this prize. But, ladies and gentlemen, you should be quick and waste no time. Experts say that TPLF may crumble from the weight of its own sins accumulated over decades or may even just self-destruct from its unbridled ambitions and misadventures. But before its ultimate demise it is only proper that its unparalleled contributions towards the cause of war are recognised.


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