Derg and Its Twin Brother TPLF – Joe Michael

August 12th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

“The revolutionary guards took her uncle first, then her father, then they came for her and her younger sister”. This was taken from a recent BBC report about an Ethiopian woman called Hirut Abebe, who expressed the horrifying crimes the Derg regime committed to her family. Reportedly, the woman is trying to create a permanent online archive of the Red Terror using the documents the communist regime left behind.

I first wanted to just read the story as it was a past phenomenon and a one time grim history of Ethiopia. But its content and irrefutable pattern triggered my memory navigation into an existing direction where I could not sidestep. The illegal arrests, torture, murder, etc. of the Hirut family gave me a disturbing impression of deja vous.

Yes, it reminded me of an innocent mother who was gunned down in 2005 by Agazi guards in front of her family simply for asking them to not take her husband away. It brought me horrifying pictures of innocent civilians that were shot on their heads and all over their bodies in the aftermath of 2005 election. It jogged my memory back into those sad days when many Ethiopian families were mourning for loosing a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, etc.

News of coup d’état, mass arrest, war, brutality, killing, injustice, etc. I paused for a moment and I asked my self, ‘is Derg really gone?’. Well, sure it did. But no question that it has been replaced by its twin brother TPLF. Think about it, how many innocent people have been arrested in Ethiopia since 1991? How many people have been tortured and killed?

It is clearly a matter of time for Ethiopians to get justice. I bet it will be all
over deja vous again when mothers and children bring the current murderous to court.

It will not be far to hear the words “You kill my mother”, “you kill my father, “you kill my child”, etc. yet all over again and again.

  1. Mamo
    | #1

    You are right on. Suffice to say the “Tigray People Libration Front” (Just think about tihs for a second the liberators of Tigray leading Ethiopia – EPRDF is just a cover), is even more brutal and more menace to all Ethiopians. The Tigrians who consider themselves Ethiopians should speak now, instead of dancing for “Tigray Limate” all over Europe. Is it just me or is is obvious to all Ethiopians how offensive this tribal based fundraising events (this is not just for Tirgayns by the way). Are we not all Ethiopians? Just because I am born from certain tribe, should I not care about the misery in others? This tribal focus should be stopped in its tracks.

    Tigray People Liberation Front (who are they librating thesemsleves from at this point?) Make no mistake my fellow Ethiopians, TPLF is the worst leadership Ethiopia has ever seen.

    Lets be against any tribe based development. We should only support any furndraising if it only address “Ethiopians” needs, not Tirgeyans, Gurage, Amare ETc…this is the road to TPLF dream…

  2. Mamo
    | #2

    Worst even than Derg, worst than Italian Colonials. I hat to say it, but Derg was 10 times better than this monsters. And history, in not to distant future, will show this. When the grusome crime of “Tigray People Libration Front” gets un earthed.

  3. lema
    | #3

    Well articulated ….

    Justice for the victimes.

  4. koster
    | #4

    Mengistu is not a twin brother of Meles both are for sure killers but Meles is not only killing the people by bullet alone but by denying proper education and health services like the people in Tigrai.

    Mengistu killed to prevent the national integrity of Ethiopia but Meles is killing to disintegrate Ethiopia. Meles is the only “leader” in Ethiopian long history to give up parts of the country to Sudan and let Eritrea split because it will hinder to fulfill his long term dream to create greater Tigrai and disintegerate Ethiopia.

    The way he is handling the Ogaden problem i.e. to solve the problem by killing as Mengistu did in Eritrea will only hasten the disintegration of Ethiopia and the dream of Meles will be realized as is stated in their 1976 Manifesto.

  5. Mamo
    | #5

    There is an extra effort to develop “Tigray”. The officals of Tirgay Limat are running all over the world for the betterment of “Tigray”, this just me you sick.

    As Koster mentioned above, Melese is killing Ethiopia by denying her childrent of information. Ethiopia is ranked 31 or 32 countries in Africa. Supposedly he is a leader who get it. Who understand internet.

    They are hiring mortanian national (mind you with all the talented Ethiopians in this field), to oversee the IT roll out for Ethiopian Airlines.

    I am trying to confirm it, but TPLF is getting to planning or is in theprocess of build the LARGEST airport, so when the TIME comes for Tigrayn independence, they move all the airplanes over and paint the tails with red/yellow and start (Tigray Flag). They are already training Tigrayan Pilots disproportionately.

    My fellow EThiopians, TPLF is working for Tigray not Ethiopiaa. Thier priority is Tigray not Ethiopia. This tribal blood suckers are here to distroy the country.

  6. Guest
    | #6

    Partcularly, the recent law on terrorism (Key Shibir) produced by the rubber-stump parliament is a very good indicator of how the two regimes are similar. It is only, tactics, which differentiates them, the current one trying unsuccesfully to be smarter by covering up every crime it commits by law.

  7. jarso wolde
    | #7

    well it has been 17 years of looting ethiopia dry, no time in our history that systematic contrlol of ethiopias wealth by EFFORT “the tigre organized gang of thieves” the means is brutal and ethnic dam shame but it all will fail because no even 3% of ethiopia population supports this ethnic gang mafia, the end is total collapse sooner than later, with what they are looting and hide in foreign banks will be returned to ethiopia, history will say again look what happened to sadam
    charles taylor etc etc

  8. JIGSA
    | #8

    FOR YOUR OWN INFORMATION FOR THE LAST 19YEARS TPLF THE TRIBALIST RUTHLESS THUGS ARE IN POWER IN ETHIOPIA.TALK ABOUT THE PRESENT THE PAST 19 YEARS IS HISTORY.THE TPLF THUGS IN ETHIOPIA STOLE THE ELECTION AND KEEP UNLEASHING THEIR ATROCITIES AGAINST THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE UPTODATE
    TALK ABOUT THE POLITICAL PRISIONERS WHO ARE SUFFERING UNDER THE BRUTAL TRIBALIST MAFIA GROUP IN ETHIOPIA.EPRDF+WOYANE=TPLF YOU GOT IT GOOD

  9. don
    | #9

    How can anyone compare derg and TPLF? Mengistu fought for the poor unlike the looter TPLF. TPLF is a bandit. Shameless poeple!! period!!!

  10. Oromo
    | #10

    Allthough I do not like the TPLF and consider my enemy, because they are real criminals whick deserve to be in concentration camps I trully appreciate the way they are planning for ethiopias future. Complete disintegration, thats is their desire and it should be so the country Ethiopia should and would collapse efter them, nothing left for GINBOT 7. I was against them in the beginning then changed my mind when I understood what those thugs are in mind.

    I wonder if there is anybody who can stop them, for sure they will destroy Ethipia soon or later. Old Ethiopia wass very sick and ailing and then these thugs show upp and started to bunch and kick her.

    Thanks TPLF criminals

  11. mateos
    | #11

    I strongly believe Ethiopia under the leadership of TPLFies is at a crossing poit, 1- back to the future, 2- YugoEthiopia. Some people may be disappointed but it is true because Ethiopia continues to be led by a bunch of ugly faces and brutal background: Abebe/Legese/Meles, Azeb Mesfin, and now behind the scene the master of all evils doers boss Bereket Simon.

  12. don
    | #12

    Derg and TPLF are on the opposite side on Ethiopia. TPLF is not Ethiopian.

  13. Occupation
    | #13

    I believe, in the light of what is said, and we happen to know, their should be a plan by the Ginbot 7, and other opposition groups, if- they let the country to chaos and flight to their created country or run away, to prevent total chaos and disintegration a grass root organisation which involves all of us who are concerned from here!
    Please, let us think ahead, as far in the future as we can!
    The global financial crises is like the controled dimolition work of the 911 event. It is to consolodate the elites total grip!
    this crisis of our nation is by design! unless we have our own solution, we could get worest!
    May the god of our fathers look at the tears of our people!
    http://video.google.ca/videosearch?hl=en&rlz=1R2WZPC_enCA334&q=end%20game&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wv#

  14. Teklu
    | #14

    “VIVA G-7″ My Choice is in jail

    IT IS TIME TO FREE BERTUKAN MEKDESA!
    Bertukan is the only Ethiopian to bring Ethiopians one and United. I know, TPLF/WOYANE/EPRDF will loose any election against Bertukan and her party at any time any place if there is democracy and freedom to vote freely. Her crime is, Being a true and a proud Ethiopian “we Ethiopians love her and trust her” and she is a genuine person. She was a Lawyer and then Judge who can be able to support her Daughter and her Mother better than most Ethiopians support their families.She is in jail because she cares for you and me and for all Ethiopians regardless of our Ethnicity or region. I like to call to all Ethiopians to stand up and be a Man or a Women against Dictator Meles Zenawi now.

    “THERE IS NO PEACE WITH OUT FREEDOM, THERE IS NO FREEDOM WITH OUT A FIGHT” “VIVA G-7″ My Choice is in jail.

  15. hana
    | #15

    how can you compair Degu with agazzzi paresite. Dergu was ethiopian.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbhMaKHUghk&NR=1

  16. Revolution
  17. xzxzxzxz
    | #17

    hana, alazar whatever your name is
    who is Degu or Dergu? yes derg was ethiopian. unlike the killers your boss shabia and your brothers weyanes.

  18. Dagnachew Koru
    | #18

    Mamo you drung and confused dud!

  19. Mamo
    | #19

    Dangachew – yedengegeh ena. I’m not ‘drug’ you moron. Seem you attended dedebit high school..

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