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Time is on Fano’s Side ! (Girma Berhanu)

Girma Berhanu _ fano article


The Amhara Fano Resistance and Counter-Offensive emerged out of the primordial instinct for survival ! The genocidal Abiy kleptocracy committed horrific acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing against the AMHARAs, who exhibited extraordinary patience and forbearance in the face of various levels of atrocity against them over 45 years some of the worst genocidal massacres having been perpetrated in the last five years ! Hence the cause of the Amhara resistance is abundantly justified !

The Amhara armed resistance is only a few months old, but it has already shown remarkable progress in terms of singleness of purpose, organisation, popular support and success on the battlefield ! The Abiy regime denied delivery of fertilizer to Amhara peasants during the planting season, implying attempts to weaponize hunger as a means of subjugation and possibly of mass murder! The unintended consequence has been a massive peasant uprising against the regime, which has automatically allied with the Fano insurrection !

Progressive improvement in the supply of military personnel and provisions , logistics, organisation, and mass support is turning the Fano Resistance into a formidable fighting force ! Time is on Fano’s side as it is being utilized for sensitising the entire Ethiopian people about the sinister intentions and objectives of the Abiy regime ! Fano’s morale and fighting spirit have grown in intensity and outreach !

By contrast, Abiy’s genocidal kleptocracy is being increasingly shunned by the people as it continues to wage civil war against the AMHARAs and foment strife and conflicts in Welayeta, Gambella, Affar and Gurage ! Political divisions in the top leadership and humiliating reverses in several battles in Amhara killil have weakened the regime’s grip on power which indicates that time is working against the genocidal kleptocracy ! The major factors working against the regime include the following:

1.ignobleness of its core objectives.

2.loss of popular support.

3.unbearably worsening economic hardship including hyperinflation and burgeoning unemployment.

4.increasing criticism and condemnation of the regime by the international community.

5.defection of soldiers from OPDO/OLF -dominated so-called Ethiopian army to the Fano Resistance and Counter-Offensive !

All the above-enumerated factors are in time working against the regime while the Fano Resistance and Counter-Offensive is visibly growing from strength to strength over time ! Time is definitely on Fano’s side !

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  1. Q: Dr. Birhanu, what have you done for Ethiopia on your part? Please post yours so that we can compare it with that of Abiy’s Contribution [that I posted after this response]!

    1). You said: “…genocidal Abiy …committed… genocide… against the AMHARAs…”

    That’s your USUAL BLATANT LIE: For starters, Abiy’s mom & wife are both Amaras. Second, Abiy himself was ኦነግ ሸኔ’s very first assassination target right at Mesqel Square. Lastly, ኦነግ ሸኔ has killed thousands of Oromos and has also displaced millions of them.

    2). Ethiopia’s Fannos (EF) vs. [‘Amara Armed Resistance & Amara Fanno Resistance’]:

    EF are Volunteer Patriots who serve as ENDF’s Back-ups! They are neither politicians nor Ethnic Liberation Fighters. The Thugs who Bleed Ethiopia wrapped in the Ethiopian flag [wearing Amara Activist Hats] are Amara Domestic Terrorists – NO EXCEPTIONS!

    3). Abiy & Amaras: Amaras’ Enemies in Amara Activist Hats [The Enemy Within] only contribute Noise to the GDP. Thanks to Team Abiy, Amara farmers are on track for Amaras’ food security:

    i). Under Team Abiy (TA), Amara farmers received >1,500 tractors, hundreds of heavy farm machinery, thousands of water pumps, etc. Consequently, they harvested >242,000 hectares of irrigated wheat THIS SUMMER:

    ii). Under TA, World-Class Industrial Parks were built in Amara Zone [Debre-Berhan, Bahir-Dar, Kombolcha, Azezo, etc.] & created employment opportunities for thousands.

    iii). Many world-class projects are either complete or on track against all odds: the Abbay Bridge at Bahir-Dar, >450 km asphalt road [Gojjam alone], Gorogora-Tana Tourism, etc.

    4). The “Abiy Denied Amaras Fertilizer” Crap: Apart from the sabotage by The Enemy Within [Ethiopia’s Enemies in Amara Activist Hats], Ethiopia needs USD for imports:

    i). Didn’t Thugs in Amara Activist Hats [TAAH] & TPLF’s Lackeys lobby the WSW* to impose embargo [loan/aid/AGOA]? [Most TAAHs are lackeys of former tyrant regimes.]

    ii). The Egypt/WSW-backed TPLF looted Ethiopia bone-dry, fled to Tigray [cash in bags], and wreaked havoc with its 2-year war. Counter-strike requires Army, USD, etc.

    iii). Didn’t the ትግሬ ሸኔ/አማራ ሸኔ/ኦሮሞ ሸኔ Ethnic Proxy Wars, COVID, drought, locust, etc. cripple Ethiopia? Yet, THANKS to TEAM ABIY, Ethiopia is STILL STANDING!

    *WSW: White Supremacist West

    • Here you are, once more, with your useless lists, all made up, how do you get paid, do they consider quality?

      Is it just quantity, you are plastering the same worthless nonsense all over the place.

      Don’t you get tired at all, who do you think you would be convincing with all these nonsense you are plastering everywhere?

      If you are thinking of confusing others, then you are thinking everyone is of the same level of intelligence as yourself.

      It is amusing what you are writing about “White Supremacist West” Isn’t Abiy Ahmed in the service of that, their servant?

      Abiy Ahmed wants to fight for the US, and die for the US, haven’t you heard?

      And you are serving Abiy Ahmed, and you go on about “White Supremacist West” What a joke!!!

      • Correction: Third paragraph, last phrase should read: የሚከፈለው አበል አለ እንዴ? Sorry about that!

    • Meko‘ነ’ን,

      As we speak, >15 million Amaras live in Oromo Zone. ይኸው – እረኛ ጓደኛዎ ነው ያለው: [Cf.: NO Oromo lives in Amara Zone!]

      So, why should I ever let any Anti-Amara in Amara Activist Hat or in Amara Fanno Hat wreak havoc to antagonize Amaras & Oromos TO PUT these AMARAS in harm’s way?

      አብይ – ምን በወጣው ነው – እኔን የሚከፍለኝ? የእርሶ ዓይነት – የጎጃም እና የጎንደር ቦዘኔ እረኛ – Borkena, Zehabesha, etc. ላይ – ለሚያወርድበት የስድብ ናዳ – የሚከፍለው አበል አለ እንዴ?

      አብይ እኮ – የኖቤል ሚሊዮነር ነው! እሱ – “ከእነዚህ የራሳቸው ጠላቶች ጋር ምን አጨቃጨቀኝ?” ብሎ – ጠቅላይ ሚኒስቴርነቱን – አፍንጫችሁ ላይ ወርውሮላችሁ – በሰላም መኖር ይችል ነበር!

      እንድያውም – አብይ – እንደ McDonald’s, Pizza Hat, etc. – ዓይነት ገዝቶ – አንድ ባቡር ሙሉ ቦዘኔ የጎጃም እና የጎንደር እረኞችን – ፅዳት ክፍል፣ ወጥ ቤት፣ ዘብ ጥበቃ፣ ወዘተ – ቢቀጥር እኮ – የኢትዮጵያ መከላከያ ሠራዊትም – ከእናንተ ቦዘኔ እረኞች ሽብር – እረፍት ያገኝ ነበር!

  2. Dr. Birhanu, here is Abiy’s Contribution to Ethiopia’s Welfare! Please post yours below his for Comparison!

    I). Former Tyrant Regimes’ ≥50-Year Rap Sheet: They made Ethiopia synonymous with “World’s Poster Child of Poverty & Famine.” Do these Famine-Appeal songs ring a bell?

    1). Tilahun Gessesse’s: “ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ!” – ሲሉ – “የረሃብን ጉንፋን ሲስሉ ….” [Circa 1975].
    2). ‘The World’s national anthem for Ethiopia’: “We are the World!” … [Circa 1985]

    II). Abiy’s ≤5-Year Report Card – [A bird’s-eye view of his accomplishment]:

    1). Watch this TPLF’s Fascism: Abiy kept Ethiopia afloat despite TPLF/OLF/OLA/IFLO*-staged assassination attempt; COVID; Egypt-WSW*-orchestrated Riots/Proxy Wars; WSW-imposed drastic Birr devaluation/embargo/sanctions, loan/aid cancellations; locust; drought; IDPs; etc.

    2). Abiy kept TPLF-bankrupted Ethiopia afloat with $1 billion from UAE’s Prince MBZ. TPLF looted Ethiopia bone-dry to trigger Ethiopia’s Collapse & to stage easy come-back.

    3). Citizen-Rescuing Ethiopia: Released millions of TPLF prisoners & emptied over-filled Ethiopian prisons; flew home ≥850,000 refugees living degrading/inhumane life;

    4). Unlike the EDI*, Abiy REFUSED to sell Ethiopia to Egypt & Egypt’s WSW Patrons. He also repulsed Proxy Wars unleashed via their Dogs: TPLF, OLF/OLA/IFLO, etc.

    5). Green & Clean Ethiopia: Afforestation Campaign – Ethiopia planted ≥25 billion trees – and still counting!

    6). Child-Friendly Ethiopia: Feeds ≥10 million students twice a day; gives free school supplies; built many primary & secondary schools with sale from his Medemer book;

    7). Citizen-Feeding Ethiopia: All-in-one Mega Bakeries built in populous towns sell bread at rock bottom prices; Addis feeds ≥50,000 twice a day at 19 community centers;

    8). Abiy built a World-Class Robust Ethio Defence Force & Law Enforcement Agencies from scratch WHILE dismantling the ones that served-and-protected TPLF for 27 years;

    9). Abiy built World-Class Industrial Parks that employ thousands of Ethiopians: Akaki-Kaliti, Nazret, Awassa, Debre-Berhan, Bahir-Dar, Kombolcha, Dire-Dawa, Jimma, etc.

    10). Agriculture has flourished: From begging for wheat to surplus; millions of hectares of mechanized & irrigated farms; farmers given thousands of tractors/machinery/pumps;

    11). Abiy’s Fund-Raisers for World-Class Projects: Adowa & Science Museums, Abrhot Library, Entoto/Unity/Friendship Parks, Gorgora/Koisha/Wonchi, Mesqel Square, etc.

    12). Massive miscellaneous projects completed or on track – AGAINST ALL ODDS:
    i). Electrification [Hydro/Wind/Solar/Geo], industrialization, mechanization, Telecom;
    ii). Addis shot from open-air public toilet [rivers, empty lots, etc.] to world-class city;
    iii). Public housing projects, shanty town upgrades, sports facilities, etc.;
    iv). Road Networks: 450 km asphalt in Gojjam alone, Abbay Bridge at Bahir-Dar, etc.

    →*EDI: Ethiopian Diaspora Intellectual / *IFLO: Islamic Front for Liberation of Oromia

  3. In what world do states have armies? States/regions shouldn’t have armies, that’s a recipe for conflict down the road. There is a reason the federal has an army not the state/regions almost anywhere else.

  4. The problem with the ENDF is that it is not what its name implies – it is not Ethiopian, and it is not defending Ethiopia, rather it dominated by inexperienced corrupt generals of one ethnic group, fighting for the political life of the pp, going after semitic peoples and encouraging cushites to steal, kill, rape, … in such situation, it is difficult for Ethiopians to accept the current ENDF as their own (indeed I feel creepy whenever a PP soldier comes close by, even more when a federal police approaches me in Addis –I really feel afraid of the addis ababa and federal police forces, they are there to kill me, not protect me…..alas

    • Mr./Ms. nomore endf,

      አይ የእርሶ ነገር! የሩስያውን ዋግነር body guard ቀጥረው አይደል እስከዛሬ በሕይዎት ያሉት! እኔ የምሎት:- አንዱን የደርግ ወታደር፣ ሌላውን የብልፅግና ወታደር፣ ወዘተ አላችሁት! →የኃይለ ሥላሴን ወታደርስ – ምንድነው የምትሏቸው? →የጠቅል አሽከር? [PS: ጠቅል is Haile-Selassie’s horse!]

      • i_Mognu, denial is sickness. Abiye’s priority is messed up. As you know Fanno fought along with ENDF against TPLF. In the process Amhara got back Wolkite, Telemt and Raya areas. It was mostly accepted and only the decision by House of Federation awaited to legalize the restoration of the areas under Amhara. By the time even Abiye talked about Wolkite being part of Gonder (Begemder). Later on it seems he felt his power will be threatened by Amhara forces so he wanted to switch alliance with TPLF. That is the naked truth and you can not change it. It is also why Abiye is against Fanno as it will stand for Amhara when Abiye tries to hand over the disputed terrioris to TPLF.

        • Manny,

          You wrote: “As you know Fanno fought along with ENDF against TPLF.” I beg to differ:

          The Gonder-Gojjam ‘Fanno’ [Mostly Pro-Asaminew], called TPLF’s War “TPLF-Abiy War.” They even said: “TPLF is fighting Abiy just like us… We shouldn’t fight TPLF…”

          That’s how TPLF massacred >600 Amaras at Maї-Kadra with the Gojjam-Gonder Asaminew ‘Fanno’ watching. That is also how TPLF walked in to Wollo & Shewa.

          Mind you, that was at a time the ENDF’s Northern Command was massacred in its sleep & the rest of Abiy’s fledgling army was far too overstretched to cope-up with the crisis!

          BTW, Asaminew is an Ungrateful Petty Putschist Thug! His Ilk [Eskinder N., Zemene K., Mesafint T., Mehret W., etc.] followed in his footsteps to wreak havoc & grab power.

          Asaminew-101: TPLF stripped Asaminew of his rank and sent him to jail for life! When TPLF packed for Mekele, Amaras leaders of the time [Ambachew et al.] asked Abiy to release Asaminew. Abiy released Asaminew and reinstated his rank, too. On their part, Ambachew et al. gave him a prestigious job [Head of Amara Special Forces]. Guess how Petty Putschist Thug Asaminew rewarded them: He gunned them down all to take power!

          • i_Mognu,

            Well, the rest of your nonsense and lies aside, you said: “the ENDF’s Northern Command was massacred in its sleep ” by the TPLF, as everyone knows.

            Now, dear mercenary, mindless man, hollow man, i_Mognu, how is it right for Abiy Ahmed to ally himself with the killers, the TPLF? Together they want to attack Amhara steal their land, kill their people, man, woman, and child. . .

            TPLF is Abiy Ahmed’s buddy, now, he is planning to arm them again, you loyal servant of Abiy Ahmed come out to defend him.

            Whatever Abiy Ahmed does you come out defend, if the man rapes your mum, or your sister, you would have absolutely no hesitation to come out and defend him using your usual lists.

            Perhaps you might even use a longer list, including stating they deserved it or some such.

            Dictators and monsters like Abiy Ahmed rely on hollow men, mindless men like you. . .

  5. Hello Girma! When will you go to Gondar and join your Fano buddies? Enough with your acting to look so brave. Go back there and fight not just quaffing your espressos here in Scandinavia. That is if you are not one of those whose manhood was compromised after eating bowls Guaya peas.

  6. Hey Girma,
    At one time you told us your mighty Fano army is scoring one military victory after another and on the verge of driving out all enemy forces. At another time you are complaining about massacre. If Fano has won battles then it has the upper hand and in full control of its territory, then how can an enemy army comes in a carry out a massacre. Things are not matching up for you. Make up your mind. Are you losing or winning?


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