At Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural speech, he said, “Both parties deprecated war but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.”
By Ethiopian Public Diplomacy Network
As concerned Ethiopian-Americans we try every possible way to reach out to a few seasoned journalists until our story gets picked, our story concerning the war in Ethiopia. We are uncertain if this will capture your attention, but one thing we are certain of is that the fate of 110 million people and the stability of the whole region of the Horn of Africa depend on it.
In the past twelve months, a lot has been alleged about the current war in Ethiopia: how it started, who started it, and about yet another man-made famine. Almost all the stories being covered by the major news media are one sided as they emanate from one source, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The TPLF is a group classified as a terrorist organization by the Homeland Security within the periods of 1976 to 2018 [TPLF Terrorist Declassified-Video]. This terrorist group is currently camp ing out in northern Ethiopia and Sudan, holding the people of Tigray as hostage and using famine as a bargaining tool. TPLF is supported by a few diasporas in the US and EU, who are the children and family members of this group as well as other beneficia ries of the accumulated wealth during their reign in Ethiopia. TPLF ruled for 27 long agonizing years by dividing the country along ethnic lines. It claims to represent the people of Tigray, which accounts for six percent of the entire population of Ethiopia. TPLF’s main objective has always been to dismantle the 3,000 year old cradle of mankind, home to more than eighty ethnic and several religious groups which have been living together in harmony since time immemorial. [Background on the Tigray Con flict]
The current government is led by an aspiring and visionary leader who is working tire lessly to bring about a positive change in the country’s economic, social, and political spheres. He was democratically elected and is backed unanimously by more than half of the population, and most diasporas here in the U.S and EU. [Background Information on P.M Abiy Ahmed]
As Ethiopian-Americans, our goal is to be a voice to the people of Ethiopia and the sovereign government, to maintain unity and prosperity, and to expose the hostile en emy that has been massacring its own brothers and sisters and brutally violating their dignity. With this in mind, we would like to bring to your attention the facts, the truth, and the reality concealed by TPLF paid journalists with money looted from the government while they were in power.[History Repeats Itself-Video]
In an attempt to deter a clear and present aggression by the US, in the hope of saving Americans from paying taxes for going into another killing field as the world witnessed in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, and last but not least, in a strong desire to prevent mass migration to western countries, we urge your action in disseminating the truth
to Americans and the rest of the world. Emphasis should be made on the disinforma tion and misinformation by TPLF which is hell bent on destroying its own nation for pure greed and baseless hatred of a unified Ethiopia.
TPLF’s malice intentions of breaking the spirits of Ethiopians and weakening the gov ernment have brought us here today to humbly plead with you and seek your ever present attention to the truth, and bring about a lasting change in the lives of Ethiopians. The way to this truth is to first understand the genesis, the journey, and the desired destination of these terrorist juntas since the mid-80s. It is also impera tive that the people of America and the western world are well informed about the rationale behind Biden administration’s foreign policy vis-a-vis the Ethiopian govern ment. The threat of various sanctions made by the US and EU on Ethiopia is seen as a weapon of negotiation with a terrorist group, and will not result in attaining peace and stability for the Ethiopian people. This will rather have a negative impact on the livelihood of millions of Ethiopians currently impacted not only by COVID-19, but also with the loss of critical jobs and hence unprecedented humanitarian crisis. [Damaging US Foreign Policy towards Ethiopia]
Leaving the rest to your wisdom and judgment, we remain …
[Message to the American People]
Ethiopian Public Diplomacy Network (EPDN)-Oakland/SF Chapter PS: For More information, please look at [Articles on TigrayConflict]
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Disappointing read, but that aside I have a comment about this section:
“In an attempt to deter a clear and present aggression by the US, in the hope of saving Americans from paying taxes for going into another killing field as the world witnessed in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, and last but not least, in a strong desire to prevent mass migration to western countries, we urge your action in disseminating the truth to Americans and the rest of the world. Emphasis should be made on the disinforma tion and misinformation by TPLF which is hell bent on destroying its own nation for pure greed and baseless hatred of a unified Ethiopia.”
What truth are you referring to, and why should anyone (the US or its citizens) care? You are not addressing the root issue, which is Abiy’s for in controlling the narrative and taking tangible steps to end the conflict.
More importantly for the US, Abiy has proven to be an erratic and unreliable partner. And most practically for Western media, controversy sells so they do not have a monetary incentive to report what you consider to be “truth”.
If you want then to run with stories, the solution is for you to pay them the story you want to see. Alas, I doubt that’s going to happen.
QUOTE:As concerned Ethiopian-Americans we try every possible way to reach out to a few seasoned journalists until our story gets picked, our story concerning the war in Ethiopia. We are uncertain if this will capture your attention, but one thing we are certain of is that the fate of 110 million people and the stability of the whole region of the Horn of Africa depend on it. UNQUOTE By Ethiopian Public Diplomacy Network
Humble Commentary, 21 Nov 2021 The above intention, as perceived, is admirable.
But — very sad to say — Ethiopia has yet to see the ugly venture of self-appointed ambitious individuals whose intention is focused to their own ego — never to the ordinary people.
Dear Readers: Ask yourself
How did the whole thing start?
Who started it?
For what purpose? &; (I beg you, don’t give us the artificial answer.
To put it in one line: AFRICA — for some mysterious reason — is doomed for eternity by ambitious self-appointed black African individuals who never care about the African people — from A to Z.
Indeed, Ethiopia is not exception. It will suffer like any other Black African Countries. It will come to the realization that there is no more cohesive and untied Ethiopia. The so-called ‘modern’ Ethiopia, which is absolutely NOT better than the era of King of Kings with absolute dictatorship and made the people happy and loyal obedience. The people loved it; and the modern educated, with doctor of philosophy degrees, from well known White Race European Universities were all happy according to their automatically defined social strata of the people. That was much better than we see today i.e. ugly ; corrupt,; artificially modern administration.
One cannot help mentioning, with utmost amazement and sadness about the war between Ethiopia and Tigrai that used to be part and parcel of Ethiopia, since the era of Kings and Queens for time immemorial. Specifically, it is worth mentioning, for obvious reason, that the Spirits of Nobels like Emperor Yohannes and Ras Alula of Tigray, Ethiopia. may not be comfortable wherever they may be.
Indeed, “MODERN” Ethiopia which means individual, ambitious smart-alecks, supremely educated from top most Universities around the Globe preferred to be disintigrated country for whatever mission they have in mind. In any case, it is NOT for the benefit of the humble, honest, ordinary citizens who are silent and obedient servants to dictators, all the way to their death. What a price to pay!?
Watch news item at your comfortable and secured place, as ordinary, innocent, obedient people, assigned in war, running to their graves — while the initiators of the war are comfortable at their luxurious living place, watching and enjoying the TV with full living comfort.
IT IS DEVOID of JUSTICE . May the Good Lord. Up in Heaven show us ‘his/her’ Justice.
I don’t understand what value you think it would add in the fighting for the survival of Ethiopia your writing this piece and plethora of others on Borkena and other blogs which don’t reach the American public or authorities. Why don’t you sacrifice a couple of days and camp or even go to hunger strike and make a visible noticeable news of your own? Those in the far flung lands can do the writing. Those of you who have access to the Whitehouse, to your representatives, to your senators and governors need to do something practical