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The U.S. denies feeding TPLF terrorist forces. Insinuates, possibly stolen

U.S. , via USAID, says it did not deliberately distribute food aid to TPLF combatants, and makes assumption that it might have been stolen  

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Days after reports exposed the consumption of nutritious and “high energy” World Food Program biscuits by the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) force, the U.S. denied that it did not provide it for TPLF forces. 

A brief statement from the U.S. embassy in Addis Ababa, which it shared on social media, tends to paint the story in a tone that rather paints it as something normal in a conflict situation. 

It said, “USAID rejects any accusation that food assistance is knowingly or willingly given to soldiers. USAID monitors food distributions to ensure we are supporting the neediest, not combatants. However, it is a reality that in conflict areas armed actors often steal food from those in need…”

When the Ethiopian Defense Force and Amhara special forces defeated TPLF forces in the battle of Gasay Town, in Amhara regional state, sometime last week, top TPLF military commander that was leading the TPLF force in the battle, Colonel Gebrehiwot Gebreaelaf, was captured.  

It was from his backpack that the Ethiopian Forces seized the high energy biscuit. During an interview with state owned Television, he described what the biscuit tastes like and how the body reacts after consumption. 

From what he said, it appears that the TPLF leadership distributed it to the forces as they were deployed in the Amhara and Afar regions. 

The USAID, whose Administrator Samantha Power was pushing for a “humanitarian corridor” between Port Sudan and Tigray as she was visiting Ethiopia, seems to be making a case that TPLF stole the food aid that was meant to be distributed to the needy in the Tigray region.

The TPLF has not yet reacted to the statement from the USAID. 

Ethiopian activists and politicians do not seem to buy the excuses by USAID that was meant to deny that food aid is delivered to TPLF. 

From the diplomatic, political and media campaigns that have been underway since the TPLF lost the war in December 2020, most Ethiopians, based on social media conversations, tend to believe that the U.S. government and the European Union had intent to bring TPLF back to power. 

The radical ethnic nationalist organization has committed several atrocities and massacres since the war started in Tigray, Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia, but there was no unequivocal and clear condemnation from the state and non-state actors that have been accusing Ethiopia of committing human rights violations in  the Tigray region. 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Subject: “The U.S. denies feeding TPLF terrorist forces. Insinuates, possibly stolen” borkena.com
    August 24, 2021Humble Commentary
    It is a well known fact that foreign powers are against Ethiopia and favourable to TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front , completely ignoring that TIGRAY has always been the proud part and parcel of the ancient independent country named ETHIOPIA. This is historical fact for time immemorial. The futail attempt to convert TPLF into TIGRAY is ingenuous

    Warning: The fact that ‘foreign powers’ are in favour of TPLF does NOT mean — and never meant — that they are in favour of TPLF, one way or the other. What the colonial powers desire is to have — for time immemorial — the disintegration of African countries for their own benefit in the exploitation of the Inherent Richness of the Continent of Black Africa. In their attitude, the more fragmentation and squabbling of Black Africans, the better. IT IS SAD, ‘HEART-LESS and CRUEL FACT, coming from the so-called notorious “CIVILIZED” countries.
    Poor Africa, it is not even recognized for its noble trust worthy characteristics. THE WORLD IS NOT FAIR. FULL STOP

  2. U.S is a part of TPLF terrorists, terrorizing the ancient land of ETHIOPIA, if it wasn’t for neocolonialist and white supremacist president Joe Biden, England and European Union directly supporting TPLF with armaments, logistics, it would not have been possible for terrorist TPLF to last as long as it did. It’s abundantly clear that, white supremacist Joe Biden, England and the European Union have continued terrorizing Ethiopia and Africa without any challenge from the so called any of the fake international organizations.

  3. I might add that, not only President Joe Biden, England and the European Union supports terrorist TPLF, they are also disseminating false and inaccurate Nazi style gestapo propaganda against ETHIOPIA, using the so called international media outlets such as CNN, New York times, Washington Post, BBC, the Guardian and so forth. The truth and ETHIOPIA undoubtedly will prevail in the name of GOD.
    LONG LIVE ETHIOPIA AND HER PEOPLE.

  4. “ኢትዮጵያ: ታበፅህ: ዕደዊሃ: ሐበ: እግዚአብሔር::”

    The only problem I have with that quotation is that the good እግዚአብሔር: is taking too long to listen and take action on our horondous misery in every direction.
    Good Lord Up in Heaven:
    Please stretch your EARS in our direction — just once in a while.
    WE AFRICAN DO NOT ASK TOO MUCH as the ………. Race does.
    Thank You, Lord.

    Signed by Honest, God Fearing Black African who is stretching his hands for minuscule hope.
    Is that asking too much!?!?!?!?

  5. rezen:
    I wholeheartedly agree with you, the feeling is mutual, and the wait for GOD’s justice is daunting, frustrating and infuriating, needless to say.
    thank you for your feed back

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