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Ethiopia issued an arrest warrant on 76 senior military officers

Government says the military officers conspired with Tigray People’s Liberation Front to dismantle Ethiopia as a country

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Some of the military officers implicated in treason (Photo : EBC)

November 18, 2020

As Ethiopian forces were advancing towards Mekelle, the seat of Tigray regional state, the federal government issued an arrest warrant on 76 senior military officers including generals.

The Federal Police Commission accuses the generals of treason. “They planned a plot to dismember Ethiopia by launching an attack on Ethiopian Defense Force Northern command base,” said a report published by the state media – Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC).

According to a report by EBC, 76 military officers conspired with what the Ethiopian government now calls TPLF junta – a handful of people at the helm of TPLF party.

The TPLF, the governing party in the Tigray region, admitted last week on a local TV station, Dimtsi Woyane, that it attacked several military bases of the northern command in “a pre-emptive strike.”  It also confirmed that they seized heavy weapons including tanks, rockets, and air defense systems.

News of what transpired in the “pre-emptive strike” has outraged Ethiopians. Hundreds of soldiers were massacred when the TPLF suddenly controlled the military bases in the region by coordinating with members of defense forces who received missions from TPLF leaders. 

From the lists released by the federal police, those military officers wanted by the federal government for treason seem to be mostly ethnic Tigreans. 

A week ago, the Ethiopian Federal court issued a court order to capture the core of the TPLF leadership that is responsible for the attack on the Defense Force.

Call for special forces in Tigray, Militia, and people

The Federal Police called on the Tigray region special forces, militia, and the people to contribute their part in the effort to bring TPLF leaders to justice.

Defense Chief of Staff the Defense Force, Gen. Berhanu Jula, confirmed on Wednesday that his forces have controlled Shire town. Other sources report that Aksum, which is about 200 kilometers northwest of Mekelle is under the control of Ethiopian Defense Forces.  

Next step is to take control of Mekelle city and the Ethiopian army is reportedly making advances after the decisive military victory in the towns mentioned above. It also controlled key towns south of Mekelle including Alamata.

Chairman of the TPLF, Debretsion Gebremichael, confirmed that his forces lost Shire, Axum, and Alamata, and called on all people in the region to resist what he called “invaders.” 

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  1. 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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