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Abiy’s Official Declaration of War: Unleashing an Open Season of Attacks on Amharas Across Ethiopia

Ethiopia _ Abiy - War on Amhara
Abiy Ahmed Ali poses for a picture with his Nobel Prize (Photo : file/The Nobel Peace Prize)

 Yimer Ali

The Amhara region endured significant suffering during the years of TPLF rule, which was followed by a two-year-long war. Schools, hospitals, and essential infrastructure were ravaged. The region was in the process of healing when another conflict was ignited by the Abiy administration. This marks a sad chapter in its history. Over the past five years, the Amhara community has endured unparalleled atrocities, mass displacements, and extensive looting within the regions of Oromia.

The unfolding conflict seems inescapable, propelled by a multitude of underlying catalysts. Abiy’s firm undertaking to surrender the territories of Wolkayet and Raya to the TPLF is widely acknowledged, illuminating the foreseen opposition from the Amharas who are hesitant to relinquish their lands. Thus, the imminent possibility of conflict. The Abiy administration is proactively seeking a chance to instigate unrest, potentially exploiting this turmoil as a justification for intervening in the Amhara region Today, the regional government presented that opportunity to Abiy.

Another significant concern arises in the context of the military, where individuals of Oromo heritage have become unwitting victims of distorted narratives spread by the Abiy administration, the Oromia regional government, and the OLF’s anti-Amhara propaganda. Driven by a quest for retribution, this faction has already carried out acts of violence and brutality against Amharas across different areas within Oromia. This gives rise to an alarming scenario where an open season of aggression is declared against Amharas within their own region, characterized by a vicious onslaught of war crimes.

The Abiy administration seems to operate in a reactive manner, shifting from one conflict to another without a discernible strategic direction. Two years ago, after 27 years of TPLF rule, Wolkayet and Raya were rightfully returned to their rightful owners, with Abiy personally affirming these areas as belonging to the Amharas. However, within a span of two years, he has aligned with the TPLF against the Amharas, exploiting inter-community divisions in a bid to maintain his grip on power.. This lack of consistent policy and clear objectives has resulted in the country being torn apart by war. Abiy’s lack of foresight, objectivity, and integrity has paved the way for the continuation of conflict and widespread human suffering.

There are indications from Tigrayan media that the Abiy administration may seek assistance from the TDF to remove Amaras from Wolkayt and Raya. The ongoing state of affairs in Ethiopia bewilders many, presenting a perpetual cycle of disorder and brutality.

Recent events reveal alliances forming among splinter groups of the Oromo and Tigray Orthodox churches, which have now extended into a military coalition. These relationships have been evolving over the course of approximately a year, involving activists, politicians, and governmental entities.

Here is my two cent advice to my people Amahras. To mitigate further harm, Amhara activists and political leaders are advised to refrain from making provocative statements that incite other ethnic groups against Amharas. It is prudent to withhold rhetoric that lacks constructive outcomes and instead opt for pragmatic actions. The broader Amhara community should distance themselves from emotionally charged activists driven by self-interest, seeking momentary gratification and fleeting popularity. The majority of Amharas should redirect their efforts toward endeavors that can bring about lasting positive change. 

The Amhara diaspora community holds a profound moral obligation to leverage modern technologies and any available means of communication to raise awareness. It is imperative to shift the focus away from engaging in unproductive activities, such as TikTok and internal social media disputes within the community. This is a critical juncture that demands a concerted effort to disseminate information globally in a thoughtful, purposeful manner.

The time has come for the diaspora to serve as a catalyst for change by shedding light on these grave injustices. By presenting their message coherently, substantiated by facts, and free from internal discord, the diaspora can effectively amplify the voice of the Amharas and mobilize global support to address these pressing issues.

Editor’s note : Views in the article do not necessarily reflect the views of borkena.com  
The writer can be reached at : yimerali1888@gmail.com

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Mission of The Enemy Within [TEW]: Divide/Antagonize/Destabilize/Bleed Ethiopia Bankrupt; grab power; serve Egypt & White Supremacist West [WSW] as Proxy Dogs.

    7). Now Playing: The Eskinder/Zemene/Mihret/Mesafint/etc. TEW in Amara Fanno Hats.

    6). Havoc Wreakers, Inc.: Eskinder in Amara/Orthodox/Balderas (Addis Ababa) Hats; Jawar in Oromo/Muslim Hats; Mähbèrè-Kidusan Anti-Oromo TEW in EOTC Hats; etc.

    5). TPLF’s 2-Year War on Ethiopia: Fully-backed & fully-funded by Egypt/WSW/etc.
    4). Ginbot-7 & Minority Liberation Fronts: Mostly funded & armed by Egypt & Eritrea.
    3). EPLF-TPLF’s 2-Year War ‘Over Badme’ [1998-2000]: Eritrea fully-backed by Egypt

    2). OLF/IFLO*/ኦነግ ሸኔ* Proxy War: Funded/trained/armed by Egypt & Eritrea. [IFLO*: Islamic Front for Liberation of Oromia/ኦነግ ሸኔ*:ጭራቅ የሚመስሉት ፀረ-ኦሮሞ አረመኔዎች]

    1). The EPLF-TPLF Duo Proxy Wars: They Co-bled Ethiopia for ≈40 years. Eritreans & Tigrayans ended up cannon fodder, BUT their leaders co-looted Ethiopia [1991 – 1998].

  2. Abiy 5 grueling years of power will be remembered for inciting war and massacre of Amhara ethnic people. His way of staying in power method is upending the peace he was handed and staging war and suggering against the innocent peace loving inclusive Amhara people. He must pay for all the loss of lives and economy.

  3. My phone rings.
    Hello!
    It’s me Ittu.
    Yes, I know you. Af-Mishar.
    Good. I am so exited about what I have accomplished on July 21, 2023.
    What did you do and where?
    At the Ethiopian Diaspora Peace Conference we have drafted and adapted a strict guideline for Ethiopia. You can say it was all my idea. As I told you and the US State Department since I came here as a teenager(17 yr old 42 tears ago) I am the only one who has the right foreign policy for the Horn of Africa. So I was the only one who was speaking sense at the conference. The most important pressing item I included in the guideline is the issue of demarcating boundaries.
    What about boundaries?
    Boundaries must be demarcated using existing historical and legal documents.
    What about historical and legal documents?
    Well, as you perfectly know the historical boundary of my Somalia extends from the Indian Ocean and ends at the Awash River. That is both historical and legal. Since all Oromos in general and your Itu clans in particular were renamed Somali Abos by my late uncle there shouldn’t be any problem. It was one of my happiest days. What is now called Western Hararghe has the space and capacity to resettle close to 2 million Somalis who are the original inhabitants anyway. I was so excited that I ran to the top of the San Gabriel Mountains in less 30 minutes the next day.
    So what was the reaction of those Oromo participants at the conference?
    They nodded their heads in approval. I wish someone tells those two Oromos to speak clearly. They were incoherent and nobody understood what they were talking about. I had to clarify for them.
    Dream on Af-Mishar.

  4. The Oromo dominated army of the federal government is not strong enough to disarm and defeat the Eritrean armed and trained Amhara forces..The Tigray forces are the only ones with combat and organizational strengths to deal with the Amhara forces. Since Oromia is the gift of Tigray to the Oromo peoples, Tigray forces have historical responsibilities to defend and secure it.

  5. The act of examining the deeds of Abiy Ahmed without considering moral or ethical aspects and instead comparing them to one’s own skewed, self-centered attitude or personal bias is the concept being described here in this article. This technique is problematic because it disregards objective and impartial argument evaluation, ignores moral thinking, and can lead to logical fallacies and philosophical inadequacies. One cannot overlook John Stuart Mill’s utilitarian argument, which highlights the significance of evaluating the greatest benefit for the largest number. Evaluating arguments without regard for moral considerations hampers the quest for truth, rational discourse, and moral objectivity and impartiality norms. It is critical to approach argument evaluation objectively, taking into account various perspectives and ethical frameworks.

    Atto Yimer Ali said, “”Two years ago, after 27 years of TPLF rule, Wolkayet and Raya were rightfully returned to their rightful owners, with Abiy personally affirming these areas as belonging to the Amharas. However, within a span of two years, he has aligned with the TPLF against the Amharas, exploiting inter-community divisions in a bid to maintain his grip on power.” ” When Abiy helped you invade Wolkayet and Raya, kill Tigrayans, maim children, and massacre priests and nuns, it was righteous and morally right. However, When Abiy made peace with TPLf, he committed a grave and deadly sin. What kind of moral philosophy do you adhere to? It is quite puzzling to see you suffering from grandiosity while being on the list of freeloaders. What do you say and think is perfect?

    Please don’t mislead the younger generation and refrain from pushing them into never-ending conflicts.
    Are you a writer dedicated to passing on facts and genuine historical instances to the next generation? Borkena is now infested with unethical, biased, immoral, and unprofessional journalists and editors who gave their platform to distorted and quite innocent staff when it comes to journalism and professionalism,except as con artists.

    We all care for and love the innocent people of Amhara who are friendly and welcoming to strangers, and we don’t want them to perish at the expense of a few demagogic Fanno leaders and their sponsors in and outside Ethiopia who are hell-bent on climbing to the highest political power in the country and plundering its resources and handing them to colonizers, securing confirmation and support in return like some puppets in west Africa! We cannot support Fanno, who killed and is still killing children, women,youngesters , priests, monks, and elders, plundering religious artifacts, and burning churches and mosques together with extremists from Somalia and Eritrea and financed by foreign Arab mercenaries, anti-Christianity! Surprising fact-Most Amhara people , living in most rustic remote areas, don’t know even who is in power right now!!

    • You sounded like some muddle headed apologist who have picked some names from the internet and dropped them here to give gravity to highly nonsensical arguments in the support of unsupportable psychopathic, corrupt, mass murderer disgraceful man, Abiy Ahmed.

      We have you and others, I_Mognu and Ittu and the rest blaming the west and Egypt for the turmoil in the country, well, anyone has any sense, the best thing an enemy of Ethiopia is Abiy Ahmed. He is doing everything enemies – real and imagined – would want him to do against the country. And people like you are supporting him!!!

  6. Subject: “Abiy’s Official Declaration of War: Unleashing an Open Season of Attacks on Amharas Across Ethiopia” August 3, 2023

    Humble Opinion, 3 Aug 2034
    a) Ethiopia will go a long way before finding itself based on lost admirable history.>>>’IF EVER’ !!!!!!
    b) The current Ethiopians are totally lost in all aspects of economic and political spheres.
    c) There has never been a country fully loaded with admirable past history and yet fall down into pieces, miserably.
    d) It must be some sort of a “CURSE”
    e) Now, it will not be a surprise to see fragmented Ethiopia into pieces to oblivion.
    f) It is a strange FAILURE where a country of countless highly educated persons tied to their endless writings on the
    ancient country so identified as a society full of the most admirable “WISDOM” ?!?!?!
    Something strange is happening here — never seen before. For sure, my history knowledge is PATHETIC!!! THE END

  7. the oromos are going to finish what they started in the 16th century. pp-oromo has already done most of the homework in a silent revolution.. What is left now is to live under oromo gada system like slaves…abiy did a fantasticjob for the oromo, aided by lemma megersa, jewar muhammed, bekele gerba and philiosphically by asafa jalata. the game is over…now learn to live silently under the worn-out gada syatem..very soon, new laws will be coming…

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