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Pekka Haavisto alleges “Tigary wipe out”plan by “Ethiopian leaders” four months after visit, reactions

Pekka Haavisto was in Ethiopia sometime in February 2021. Why did he remain silent about his allegation about “Ethiopian leaders” having an intention to “wipe out Tigray?” 

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed meeting with Mr. Mr. Haavisto back in February 2021 (Photo : OPM)

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Ethiopia has been under diplomatic and political pressure for several months now in connection with the situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. So far, the pattern was a nexus between pro TPLF activists and mainstream media outlets in the west that develop the story in a way to set an agenda for policymakers. 

The United States of America had been issuing statements demanding an end to the conflict in Tigray and a political settlement –  a settlement with an entity that the Ethiopian parliament designated as a terrorist organization. 

The latest renewed campaign against Ethiopia, not to mention one that the Arab League’s sensational campaign in connection with the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), came from Europe. 

Pekka Haavisto, European Union Special Envoy and  Finland’s Foreign Minister, alleged  that “Ethiopian leaders” told him that ” “they are going to wipe out the Tigrayans for 100 years” when he was visiting Ethiopia in February of this year. 

Mr. Haavisto said so during a question and answer period with the European Union this week – several months after his trip to Ethiopia. It is unclear as to why he remained silent about it until this week. 

The Ethiopian government has disclosed this week that it is planning a final operation on the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) which the Ethiopian Parliament designated as a terrorist organization in May this year. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia on Friday issued a statement rejecting Mr. Haavisto’s claim as “ludicrous.” 

“The allegations made by Mr. Haavisto in his briefing,” said the statement from the Ministry, “are clear indications of the underlying desire by the Special Envoy to undermine the Ethiopian government and try to facilitate unwarranted interventions through disinformation and outrageous lies.” 

Mr. Haavisto’s allegation  has also generated conversation on social media. For Ethiopians who are not the supporters of TPLF – an entity that is seen as  the master of lies and deception among other things, it is just part of an ongoing smear campaign to frame Ethiopia for a “humanitarian intervention” with the objective to revive the TPLF forces. 

Some see the allegation as a “dangerous lies.”  Dostoyevisky, seemingly a pen name, wrote :  “He slept on this info for 4 months bc it is a lie! #HaavistoLies #DangerousLies He made it up as a last ditch for western intervention & destruction of a sovereign African country! Libya isn’t enough, Syria isn’t enough, Yemen isn’t enough! Now craving for another destruction!”

Samson Michailovich, an Ethiopain activist, wrote on his twitter page “We demand the Ethiopian govt to challenge Haavisto to specifiy his allegations further. Which govt officials & when the alleged nonsense said? Tolerating such rekcless behaviour will reward merchants of sensational diplomacy” 

Mr. Haavisto’s allegation gave rise to the hashtag – #HaavistoLies on twitter 

Vocal TPLF supporters who seem to have  connection with power in the west, Mr. Haavisto’s allegations, amid what the Ethiopian government claims to be a final operation against TPLF, it was a much-needed material to stir campaign against Ethiopia, and the Ethiopian Government

Pro-TPLF foreigners attempted to hype the allegation by Mr. Haavisto. Herman Cohen, former U.S. State Secratary for Africa who was one of the figures behind the arragement for TPLF to take over power in Addis Ababa in 1991, wrote “Believable report that the Ethiopian leadership has vowed to “wipe out Tigrayans for 100 years” resembles the 1994 Rwanda genocide. As then, the world community is currently avoiding their eyes, and is refraining from bold action to save lives.  Shame.”  

Mr. Cohen’s remark did not escape scrutiny from Ethiopians and Eritreans.  Lul Seyum wrote  “A report requires investigation. What you call a report is a hear say. Let’s recap what he said in an interview is. “he said he heard” not I observed. Your comment is hostile to the people of Ethiopia”

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6 COMMENTS

  1. You know this people donot lie . How could you dare to insult this man and label him a liar.

    Donot foget these people are you masters. Donot play with fire. We dnot want you to be in trouble . Do you think that you get those drones from the bush like some one who pluck flowers and leaves ?? It does take more than One year to get drones from UAE .

  2. I still suspect even somewhat on a believing side that this diplomat could have heard someone saying something that can be alluded to ‘wiping out’ people. It could be something said by an official with an ulterior motive and incriminate the current administration. Or actually uttered by a loose lipped bigot current or former official. Reforms are good for any society but they come with their own vices. Sometimes you never know what you’ve got in your company. Everyone comes with motives for most part similar to others but there are always some with power mongering ambitions. You can see that by all these leaks of confidential material such as what was said behind closed door meetings. This Finnish official must have heard something from an official that can be interpreted as such and accusing him of ‘colonial’ motive is utterly wrong. Finland does not have a colonizing history like it’s European partners. In fact it was a victim of being colonized up until the 1940’s. It had fought a bitter war of liberation just like our patriots of the 1930’s. It’s colonizer was none other than the worst murderer of the 1930’s and 40’s whose name was Joseph Stalin. Watch now the commies among us hopping mad because I called their mentor/idol a murderer. But the Finnish patriots fought tooth and nail for their liberty and won. That was the only war a communist dictator beaten lifeless like a bank robber of the Wild West. Even The Black Eagle of Harlem had joined them in their bitter war of independence. So calling this official a ‘colonizer’ is ridiculous and totally uncalled for. PM Abiy’s government should take a serious look at itself in the mirror and find out the official who had the conversation with Mr. Haavisto. This visionary young Prime Minister has some in his entourage who can be loose cannons. I don’t know if they say certain things just to be noticed or what but they could be damaging. I am sure some of you have caught that. They need to be pinched in their lips by their moms.

    • Ittu,

      You sre very well versed on ethiopia and world. I posted esrler saying ethiopia has had hood relatiins with scandinavians esp finland. I hope people like you become ethiopian foreign minister advidir or sonething. I fear ethiopia has been and IS vontrolled by enemies. Since 50 years, the enemies have been pushing tinthe edge. I personally think ethiopua is not out of danger. Enemies are enemies whether tplf is replaced by sleeping giant, “ethiopia” ike, hovernment but eating ethiopia’ s again from inside out. While tplf was out inopen of its hatred, the current ( not necessarily dr aby but within government) enemies would continue eating ethiopia from inside. Here is tge danger:

      It is good that we restored good relations wit etitrea? Or shabia? If ethiopia is in hood hands, ir ethiopians in general, whave they asled what the agenda of eritrea is? Or do they know? Or what is the risk? They had beef on ethippia first and when tplf betrayed them, they tgen turned to ethiopians. Does this make eritrea/ shabia right for ethiopia? We know they talk yo their masters to create war with ethiopia or make ammends with ethiopia whenever they want. Ethiopia is tge only country independent and the only one they would use agasinst ethiopia isnone other than eritrea. As we see currently, colonizers have full support of egypt and sudan because technically, they own these nations. Etitrea has separated from ethiopia and became Former Colonized nation, in the category of sudan and Egypt. This means, Eritrea / shaebia has ascertained its good relations with former colonizers too just like sudan and egypt. Therefore it whether ethiopians believe it or not, eritreas secret is whether it likes it or not the secte whic ethiopians have slepton it for over 50 years now eritrea as independent country ftom ethiopia, by embedding itself within ethiopia ( tplf, slf, olf, etc) and now after tplf, ( shabia itself) IS AND WILL BE THE MESSENGER OF COLONIZERS AND FOREIGNERS, will be handing ethiopia ( last stage) to colonizers and foreigners. The chaos in Tigray is ised to flow in foreigners and occupy lands , resources and Nile already. The ill advise aby hovernment is getting from tge same enemiesposing now as ” friends”, is getting ethiopia targetted even against friendly nations like scandinavians, etc. the enemies within working for colinizers would now alliw to restore what made our fathers protect ethiopia for, spilled yheir blood for making their blood spilled remain in vain forcing ethiopia to teject ourfore fathets. Leaders such as Minilik, H selasdie, so on ( therefore reject our history of independence) by rejecting our gorners leadrrs is prove they are working for pro colinizers ( if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duvk and sounds like a duck is a duck). Within aby hovernment, or advisors as passive agressuve are still today doing this; rejecting our former leaders who fought for our independence means accepting conlonizing, this is one if policy of eritrea/ shabia who have links with ethiopuas enemy: colonizers, egypt, new comers colonizers such as arabs, turkey and israel). Right now what seems to be the restore of ethiopia,maybe, it isintil to clean out tplf who betrayed shabia. We will see the true restoring of ethiopia, to be proud of our former leaders who are victimized for protecting ethiopia but liberation fronts want us to reject under fake ” opressors”, is prove that they maybe on the way to offer ethiopua on silver platter to the friends of colonizers aka colonizers. True ethiopians aby must know what is going on, tge war in Tigrayis indication that tge country is still in the hands of enemies esp when ethiopuansmot know how and why they declare war within the country. Right now, it requires, real thinking, integrity, patience and wisdom what ethippians are doing domestically and forrign relations. The war is indicative of tge country is being controlled by enemies, esp if it is set upto create war within is to create chaos to disintegrate the country. Control resources etc

      • When l say there should not have been war, is because you have ti play reverse psych, enemies want chaos and war in ethiopia by provication. Once yiu give them what they want then it will give enemies excuse to intervene, attack, target govt and what the international media saying against ethiopia/ govt is proove tgey will be on the way attacking the country inder the banner ” humanitarian and aby as dictator” aby has bern played and no matter how long should have weakened slowly tplf by itself. Niw, the involvenent of shanua while giving lip service to ethiopis owns tigray and ethiopia. Nothing will gappen to eritrea by colonizers as l explained above, but greater damage even can happen to ethiopua because of its independence and Nile. Eritrea know that and followers of shaebia in ethiopia aterr getting themselves trapped more and more. Ethippians are in dark whyCohn ordered isayas to create relations with dr aby?it is because people were protesting tplf and were going to oust tplf by themselves and to reoccupy eyhiopia by liveration front shaebia.

  3. When l say there should not have been war, is because you have ti play reverse psych, enemies want chaos and war in ethiopia by provication. Once yiu give them what they want then it will give enemies excuse to intervene, attack, target govt and what the international media saying against ethiopia/ govt is proove tgey will be on the way attacking the country inder the banner ” humanitarian and aby as dictator” aby has bern played and no matter how long should have weakened slowly tplf by itself. Niw, the involvenent of shanua while giving lip service to ethiopis owns tigray and ethiopia. Nothing will gappen to eritrea by colonizers as l explained above, but greater damage even can happen to ethiopua because of its independence and Nile. Eritrea know that and followers of shaebia in ethiopia aterr getting themselves trapped more and more. Ethippians are in dark whyCohn ordered isayas to create relations with dr aby?it is because people were protesting tplf and were going to oust tplf by themselves and to reoccupy eyhiopia by liveration front shaebia.

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