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U.S. attempts another intervention as Ethiopia ends unilateral ceasefire

Mr. Joe Biden sending his envoy to the region, Jeffery Feltman, as Ethiopia resolves to reverse TPLF military invasion and massacres in the Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia which the U.S. did not unequivocally condemned 

Feltman talks with WHO Director, former TPLF executive committee member, Tedros Adhanom (photo : SM)

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The U.S. Department of State on Thursday announced that Job Biden’s administration special envoy to the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, is travelling to Ethiopia, Djibouti and the United Arab Emirates. 

The officially stated purpose of this trip is  “to discuss opportunities for the United States to promote peace and support the stability and prosperity of the Horn of Africa.

He was in Ethiopia in early May 2021 and met with the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and his deputy, Demeke Mekonnen, among others. 

The United States has been pressuring the Ethiopian government for an end to the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, now Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) took the war to Afar and Amhara regions,  a political settlement. 

The US stand in the Ethiopian conflict met with skepticism, even condemnations, as demonstrated in several rallies in the capital Addis Ababa and elsewhere, as its role is understood as an effort to bring TPLF back to power. 

Many of the statements from the state department  condemning the Ethiopian government came under the guise of the “humanitarian crisis” in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. 

Recently, the US government, after the USAID administrator Samantha Power visited Sudan early this month, has been pushing the Ethiopian government to open up a “humanitarian corridor” between Sudan and the Tigray region of Ethiopia when it is the longest route to the region. 

The US government also knows that Sudan has invaded a vast Ethiopian territory soon after the Ethiopian Defense Force deployed to the border region was withdrawn following what the Ethiopian government calls law enforcement operation in the Tigray region. 

The conflict started in November 2020 after the TPLF forces attacked several army bases of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Defense Force. 

The then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the attack. He tweeted : “We strongly condemn the attack by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front against Eritrea and the attempt to internationalize the conflict. We urge the TPLF and the Ethiopian authorities to take immediate steps to de-escalate the conflict, restore peace, and protect civilians.” 

Biden administration envoy to the Horn of Africa is visiting the region a week after the Ethiopian government called off the unilateral state of emergency it declared at the end of June 2021. 

The Tigray rebel group (which  dominated Ethiopian politics for three decades with financial, diplomatic and political support from the United States) took the war to the Afar region, where they massacred hundreds of civilians including hundreds of children, and the Amhara region.  

In consequence, over 300,000 civilians have been displaced from both regions. 

This week, the military wing of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) announced military alliance with the TPLF forces which the Ethiopian government called “nothing unusual” 

In May 2021, the Ethiopian  parliament the labelled both ethnic nationalist radical organizations as “terrorists” 

While the U.S. government is still pushing for political dialogue with the TPLF, the majority of Ethiopians do not want negotiation with the TPLF terrorists. 

If Mr. Jeffery Feltman’s second trip to Ethiopia is about pushing Ethiopia in that direction, chances are it will not succeed.  

Massive demonstrations across the country in the past few weeks painted the U.S. government behavior towards Ethiopia as a “colonial master” and it is rejected. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Subject: “U.S. attempts another intervention as Ethiopia ends unilateral ceasefire” borkena.com , August 13, 2021

    Humble Commentary, 14 Aug 2021
    The problem of AFRICA mushrooms when AUSTRALIA, CHINA, EUROPE, RUSSIA , USA poke their noses in the affairs of Black Africa for the cardinal aim of collecting the rich natural resources of Black Africa. In the achievement of that aim , it is essential that Black Africans are goaded to SQUABBLING among themselves to destruction — the ugliest, the better. In the process, Black Africa is labeled as the SAVAGE CONTINENT, ruled by absolute local black dictators, without an iota of decency and care for the innocent brethren, the black people.

    It is hoped that the supremely educated African Scholars, of the highest education, with Doctor of Philosophy Distinction ,from well known Universities around the Globe, will have the role of SAVIOUR. Unfortunately and sadly, It would be like expecting snow over the Sahara Deseert.

    Even the Good Lord up in Heaven has given up on Black Africa. THE END

  2. In my opinion that country began heading into the wrong way beginning the mid 1960’s due to stubborn behavior of its stakeholders. A culture of debate and compromise was present in that country even though in age old traditional ways but in that decade something lethal, something poisonous began leeching among the should-know-better. Violence became something to look for, was taken as the only problem solver and therefore the battle cry. Every that need to change was screamed at with ‘Down’ this and ‘Down’ that. Reformation was demonized and sneered at. Revolution was given a nick name ‘overthrow the then status quo by violence means’. Class became not something to aspire for but something devilish to struggle among. I am not sure who in the right mind that will come to a negotiation table even to contemplate about it when he is being told ‘I’m gonna gouge your eyes out, I’m gonna cut you up into pieces and toss you the hungry hyenas. That poison is nothing other than Marxism Leninism. Mao was added to that at a later date. That poison has not left that country, that love of my life, that gem of the colored alone even though it may manifest itself in different vocabuliers. The worst part of that poison is blazoned with a deadly concoction called ‘self determination up to and including secession’. In a country where one ethnic group is the only ethnic group in a given country or 80-90% of the population that may not be an issue at all. But in a country such as the country we all left in one piece can be deadly. It has become an incubator, breeder so to say, of murderous bigots. As they say, the genie is out of the bottle with just too many highly educated intellectuals incurably infected with it. That was what we have seen in that country which led to this bloody country in which our children are killing each other like rival prides of lionesses. Debre and cabal were told not to hold an election. No they said. They said it is in their rights to hold an election in their region because it was self determination including up to secession. It is right there in the constitution, baby!!! If you think of it what makes the need of my Itu clan totally different from that peasant or urban dweller in Tigray, Amhara, Sidama, Afar, Somali or any other region? Did my clan ask you for black milk from a green cow? Did that Amhara, Tigray or any other farmer tell me he wants the white grain instead of the brown one? No sir!! Their demand is fundamentally the same: The right to make a living where their individual rights are protected by the law of the land from Moyale to Adigrat and from Dewele to Asosa and no one will be allowed to be above the law. If the rights of the individual are protected by law those citizens will know to do the rest in pursuit of happiness. No one is standing in their way except these poisoned know-it-all bigots.

  3. look at that monotonous looking evil American TPLF terrorist member Susan Rice.

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