Ethiopian PM optimist about law enforcement operation in Tigray region

Ethiopian Defense Force is advancing towards Mekelle, the seat of TPLF administration

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Abiy Ahmed making televised speech about the war (photo : screenshot from EBC video)

borkena
November 15, 2020

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday that the law enforcement operation (there are groups that consider it as a “war against the people of Tigray) in the Tigray region is progressing well.

“Our campaign in the Tigray Region to uphold rule of law is progressing well. Justice will prevail. Ethiopia will prevail,” he said in a message he shared on his Facebook page.

His message came on the day the Ethiopian Defense Forces and Amhara region special forces and militia took control of Alamata and Waja towns in what is called “South Tigray.” These are towns that were under the TPLF administration for well over two decades.

TPLF lost control of the city days after it fired rockets at Bahir Dar and Gondar cities, and a day after a rocket attack on Asmara, the capital of Eritrea.

“By advancing rule of law and holding accountable those that have been looting, destabilizing Ethiopia, we will lay the foundation for lasting peace & harmony,” Abiy Ahmed added in his message.

He stressed that no external support is needed for the operation against TPLF leaders who are hiding in the Tigray region. He said, “Thanks to the exceptional valour and commitment of its sons and daughters, Ethiopia is more than capable of attaining the objectives of the operation by itself.”

The supporters of TPLF have been accusing him of conducting a war against “the people of Tigray.” Some say so based on the assumption that there is no distinction between the people of Tigray and TPLF. Others say that closure of roads to Tigray from a different direction is a testimony that that operation is against the people of Tigray.

Meanwhile, there are reports that Uganda is working to mediate TPLF leaders and the Ethiopian government. Mediation efforts for nearly two years in Ethiopia did not bear fruit and the situation finally led to war when TPLF took what it called a “pre-emptive blitzkrieg attack” against the northern command of the Ethiopian Defense Force in the region(TPLF admitted that it started the war).  

The attack on the defense force outraged many Ethiopians and public opinion does not seem to support negotiation with TPLF. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed himself said earlier this week that there will be no negotiation with what he called “TPLF junta.”



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2 Responses to "Ethiopian PM optimist about law enforcement operation in Tigray region"

  1. rezen   November 16, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    QUOTE: “TPLF lost control of the city days after it fired rockets at Bahir Dar and Gondar cities, and a day after a rocket attack on Asmara, the capital of Eritrea.

    (TPLF admitted that it started the war).  

    The supporters of TPLF have been accusing him of conducting a war against “the people of Tigray.” Some say so based on the assumption that there is no distinction between the people of Tigray and TPLF. “ UNQUOTE

    All the above are direct quote from the Article. For clarity let us concentrate on the specific essential, naked items.

    a) The attack on Asmara, the capital of Eritrea

    b) TPLF admitted it started the war

    c) distinction between the people of Tigrai and TPLF

    Opinion on a), b) and c) above
    a) If TPLF is to keep its integrity, it should not hide the fact that TPLF deliberately attacked ERITREA by attacking Asmara, Eritrea. There is no ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ about it. In this case, let History recall that TPLF deliberately attacked Eritrea.

    b) Let History also remember that TPLF — “NOT”, I repeat “NOT”, THE PEOPLE of TIGRAI – started the WAR for the benefit of INDIVIDUALS for their own glory.

    c). TPLF vs TIGRAI : It is obvious that the PEOPLE of TIGRAI are the custodians of TIGRAI — NOT TPLF. TPLF had a specific “assignment” but NEVER meant to be a permanent custodian of TIGRAI with permanent leadership based on so many political manoeuvrings to sound like democratic system. The people of Tigrai are not — were never, never, never known for being innocent fools to be manipulated. Let TIGRAIANS around the Globe be the judges in their own style and deep wisdom. THE END
    ———————————————————————————
    Post Script
    I can’t resist to mention that the seemingly miraculous loss of power from a Tigrayan Prime Ministership in the Ethiopian Parliament is something of a deep shock, to Tigraians in paeticualr. It is understandable but that is political life. Who thought Emperor Haile Selassie, Renowned around the Globe, the King of Kings, of the Tribe of Judah would wound-up in a military one junk room and end his miserable existence six-feet deep down, for history!!! And the founder of that military revolution — a primary school attendant — is still alive under the protection of an African Country. As the French say: “C’est la Vie”. Indeed, Indeed. AMEN – INSHALAH, in alphabetical order (please).

    Reply
  2. rezen   November 16, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Subject: Ethiopian PM optimist about law enforcement operation in Tigray region
    November 15, 2020

    QUOTE: “TPLF lost control of the city days after it fired rockets at Bahir Dar and Gondar cities, and a day after a rocket attack on Asmara, the capital of Eritrea.

    (TPLF admitted that it started the war).  

    The supporters of TPLF have been accusing him of conducting a war against “the people of Tigray.” Some say so based on the assumption that there is no distinction between the people of Tigray and TPLF. “ UNQUOTE

    All the above are direct quote from the Article. For clarity let us concentrate on the specific essential, naked items.

    a) The attack on Asmara, the capital of Eritrea

    b) TPLF admitted it started the war

    c) distinction between the people of Tigrai and TPLF

    Opinion on a), b) and c) above

    a) If TPLF is to keep its integrity, it should not hide the fact that TPLF deliberately attacked ERITREA by attacking Asmara, Eritrea. There is no ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ about it. In this case, let History recall that TPLF deliberately attacked Eritrea.

    b) Let History also remember that TPLF — “NOT”, I repeat “NOT”, THE PEOPLE of TIGRAI – started the WAR for the benefit of INDIVIDUALS for their own glory.

    c). TPLF vs TIGRAI : It is obvious that the PEOPLE of TIGRAI are the custodians of TIGRAI — NOT TPLF. TPLF had a specific “assignment” but NEVER meant to be a permanent custodian of TIGRAI with permanent leadership based on so many political manoeuvrings to sound like democratic system. The people of Tigrai are not — were never, never, never known for being innocent fools to be manipulated. Let TIGRAIANS around the Globe be the judges in their own style and deep wisdom. THE END
    ———————————————————————————
    Post Script
    I can’t resist to mention that the seemingly miraculous loss of power from a Tigrayan Prime Ministership in the Ethiopian Parliament is something of a deep shock, to Tigraians in paeticualr. It is understandable but that is political life. Who thought Emperor Haile Selassie, Renowned around the Globe, the King of Kings, of the Tribe of Judah would wound-up in a military one junk room and end his miserable existence there-in, for history. And the founder of that military revolution — a primary school attendant — is still alive under the protection of an African Country. As the French say: “C’est la Vie”. Indeed, Indeed, Indeed. AMEN – INSHALAH.

    Reply

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