Nationwide ceremony held to honour Ethiopian Defense Force

Ceremony is organized as the Ethiopian Defense Force is reportedly advancing to Mekelle to enforce law against TPLF criminals

borkena
November 17, 2020

“I stand in honour of the nation’s Defense Force,” was the motto for the ceremony organized across Ethiopia, except in Tigray region where a war against outlawed TPLF leaders is underway, on Tuesday.

Actors and musicians were in charge of brewing a ceremony. They came up with a less than two minutes ceremonial event to honour the Ethiopian Defense Force.  It was a pervasive ceremony organized in a way to be performed in residential areas, workplaces, and public places. And it happened simultaneously; 11:30 a.m.local time.

Ethiopians in every part of the country pose for a minute putting the right on the left part of the chest. And that was followed by a minute-long clapping to recognize the work that the Defense Force has been doing.

Rallies were reported in dozens of towns across the country. The popular patriotic song of Ethiopia’s famous singer the late Tilahun Gesese, Ethiopia! was electrifying the event.  In Addis Ababa, it was held in the stadium. 

President Sahle-Work Zewde and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took part in the ceremony

Ethiopian Defense Force _ honored

The orchestrated attack on the northern command force of the Defense Force on the night of November 4 has outraged the nation. Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) reportedly carried out the horrifying massacre on the unsuspecting Ethiopian Defense Force and it labeled its action as “a preemptive strike to defend Tigray.”

The army that was massacred was in the Tigray region for more than two decades due to the border conflict with Eritrea and had an active community life in the region.

The attack is seen as, rightly, as an attack on the nation. In the days following November 4, the Ethiopian Defense Force launched a decisive battle against the TPLF taking control of towns after towns. It is currently advancing to Mekelle where the TPLF leaders are believed to be hiding.



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One Response to "Nationwide ceremony held to honour Ethiopian Defense Force"

  1. Ittu Aba Farda   November 18, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    I just read a report on one of the websites from the old country that listed the names of wanted traitors who coordinated the attack on the military base in the northern location of the country. Just glancing at their ranks with many of them generals ad colonels gave me an idea how Debre and his cabals had the ranking authority to their own. They were just handing out highest ranks of the military like candies to their kin and kit whose salaries were in thousands of dollars in the local currency per month. They were doing this behind the door they had closed and shut from patriotic observers. My goodness!!! You know what? On the other hand it did not surprise me. That was why you have been seeing me bedeviling every ethnic based ‘liberation’ front’ since the early 1970’s. To me such outfits are schemes for connivers and future ruthless despots. There was no need for that narrowed out struggle. Why, you may ask? Cuz, to me that peasant and urban dweller member of my Itu clan has not been asking black milk from a green cow. His contemporaries from Amhara, Afar, Somalia, Tigray and all other ethnic groups of people have not been asking for green milk from a purple cow. Their need and aspiration are all human shared by every one of them. If someone tells you otherwise tell him this: Liar, liar, your pants on fire, your nose is longer than a telephone wire and turn The Castaways loose, blaring on them!!! There is no one, I said no one that will convince me that my Oromos will find success by struggling it all alone!! Amharas will never, ever be able to get to the Promised Land by struggling it all alone!!! The same goes for every ethnic group from that gem of the colored!!! What? Are you asking me for proof? Look at them now!!! Their painful odyssey began in 1974 and after losing millions of their loved ones to wars and famines they are still at least a generation or two away from achieving their aspirations. Bigots among them who have honed their tongues on the scripts of Marx, Lenin and Mao have had field days in pulling those noble people apart in all directions along ‘liberation front’ lines. These connivers are still at it. Some of them are using college campuses as their orphanage shelters. Before they used to tell me that their first plan was/is to ‘liberate’ a ‘nation’ then unite with other ‘liberated’ nations. That is their way of getting the benefit of doubt from the gullible. But now their tone and motto have changed. They want to see everything destroyed and they will make something out of the rubble. Folks, these bigots are not only sore losers but they have gone mad. In a normal world they should have been confined to psychiatric wards!!! Nuff said!!!!

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