Election 2010 – A question to ask and actions to take – By Robele Ababya

April 28th, 2010 Print Print Email Email

There is much talk that election 2010 is stolen by tyrant Meles. (more…)

There is much talk that election 2010 is stolen by tyrant Meles. TPLF Party might dismiss complaints with the simple rebuff: Oh yah? So what are you gona do about it? So what are we in the opposition going to do about it? This piece attempts to answer the question beginning with the following true story for a start.

The late Minister of Foreign Affairs and later Minister of Trade and Commerce to whom I am going to refer as X told me and my colleagues in exile told us the following true story. The Minister and I had ties through marriage of our respective relatives. He was short and physically small.

As the Minister told it, once when he was still a student he was queuing for dinner in his university’s cafeteria. All of a sudden a husky Yankee broke the queue and stood in front of everyone in the queue. Student X walked to the big man and protested. The Yankee scornfully looked down on him and said: Oh yah? So what are you gona do about it? X’s gut and his Ethiopian pride are admirable but he has to swallow both and abort his mission. So ended the short mission of little X to restore order in the queue.

As the old Ethiopian proverb ከወፈሩ ሰው አይፈሩ! (to one grown fat, no one else is relevant) would have it, the big man won for no one in the queue protested – according to Minister X who narrated the story.

The balance of power was clear; student X had to swallow his Ethiopian pride and give up his mission meant to maintain civility. Now suppose, for the sake of argument, others in the queue came to support X or called in law enforcement officials. There would have been a change in the balance of power and the outcome would have been different in that the big man could have been subdued…

Incidentally, here is a true story as an aside for use to make a point later in this piece. In early 1990s a petite Tagay of the TPLF shot at close range and instantly murdered my tall and well-built Oromo friend in Addis Ababa in his compound instead of arresting him. She had to do it feverishly perhaps for she stood no chance to subdue the tall and strong man. She had the preponderance of power much in her favor and was lucky to not have missed her target for he would have pounced on her and shredded the bastard to pieces.

Coming back to Minister X, it was after his retirement that the accomplished former top diplomat told the above true story of his encounter to his friends. He drew analogy between his story and the dilemma of smaller nations to run their affairs in the complex environment of international relations at the height of the cold war dominated by the two superpowers of the time. He played important role in the first UN-sponsored referendum that culminated in the federation of Eritrea with Ethiopia. He recalled his role of mobilizing the Afar people living along the Red Sea Coast in large number to take part in the referendum.

The story laced with keen sense of humor made all of us gathered around him admire his enviable diplomatic acumen of which Seyoum Mesfin of TPLF is seriously deficient. Seyoum and his tyrant boss led us into war with Somalia; lied about the ruling by the International Court of Justice that gave Badme to Eritrea; held secret negotiations culminating in the ceding of fertile farmland to the Sudan and so on.
Intent of this piece

The intent of this piece is to appeal to separatist liberation movement advocates to make paradigm shift for the sake of changing the balance of power. For they have so far failed to achieve their goal of self-determination in accordance with article 39 of the Woyanne constitution.

There are 83 ethnic groups in Ethiopia. If anyone is big and powerful enough and decides to separate from the rest, Article 39 is really irrelevant. The powerful will just go ahead and form its nation-state and serve notice to that effect on the rest. If any complaint would arise, the reply would be: Oh yah? So what are you gona do about it?

OLF and others have been getting the same response from the militarily powerful Meles. Each time they demanded self-determination his curt response was: Oh yah? So what are you gona do about it if I say no? On the other hand, for the sake of argument, if Meles decides to separate Tigrai from Ethiopia, the remaining weaklings would stay put for lack of coordination for immediate retaliation. His only incentive to maintain the status quo is fear of revolt in Tigrai primarily and, secondly, stealing of natural resources for as long as possible and get lost.

The repressive ruling regime has rebuffed the Virginia Declaration which has come out of the Ethiopia and Horn of Africa Conference repeating its habitual grand lies to undermine the well-attended Conference despite best effort of the regime to subvert it. The inept Ministry is telling the oppositions to go to hell with their call for peace and reconciliation. Bloated with a military might built up with generous fund provided by taxpayers of Western democracies, the arrogant, but shortsighted Meles is saying I refuse your call; so what are you gona do about it?

So, my fellow Ethiopians, what are we going to do to change the balance of power between the TPLF and opposition forces calling for peace, truth and reconciliation as the only means to stabilize Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa? The answer as always is to unite and force the regime to a negotiating table or evict it from power.
Another story: The late President Lyndon Johnson once said in a press conference that the United States of America is like a big ship sailing through the ocean. The latter makes big waves and anything caught in its wake is bound to be disturbed. He said so at the time when his administration was embroiled in the Vietnam War which caused bitter division at home due to loss of precious lives, injuries, heavy expenditure, rampant dodging by young Americans in protest of the War – which in their opinion was not justified in terms of core values of the USA.

The metaphor in my opinion meant that the USA has global interests and anyone in its way is bound to be disappointed. It is like saying: Oh yah? So what are you gona do about it?

The USA is today the only superpower in situ. Luckily we can hold it to its universally upheld values so powerfully crafted by its Founding Fathers:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

And invoke the above quotation to request the Obama Administration not to support the repressive tyrant Meles so that the Ethiopia people can put in place a government “deriving it’s just powers from the consent of the governed”.

The top urgent call of the Ethiopian people now is the immediate and unconditional release of Birtukan Mideksa and all prisoners of conscience languishing in filthy jails throughout Ethiopia.

Changing the balance of power

We are at a critical stage in view of our vanishing dignity and God-given strategic natural resources, inter alia wit:

• Arable Land: Ethiopia is blessed with the huge proportion of arable land, which the visionary Emperor Theodros II jealously guarded; Meles is now either selling or ceding the land;
• Water: Ethiopia is a water tower for the neighboring countries, especially to Egypt, Sudan and Somalia; rivers have been flowing for centuries without successive rulers doing much to harness them for use such as irrigation farming;
• Human Capital: The exodus of professionals and highly skilled technicians has been appalling since the Derg took power in 1994; the migration is even worse under the TPLF regime.

Ethiopians have come to the point of surrendering our being and our natural resources to neo-colonialism and unscrupulous investors all facilitated by the mercenary ruling regime, which has declared war on the on the opposition its enemies without exception. Birtukan Mideksa, the champion of peaceful struggle and bright hope of the young generation, is still in prison; thousands of political prisoner are still locked up in filthy jails in Ethiopia. All signs are that the tyrant is not going to release them.

So, what are we going to do about it? The answer is obviously to change the balance of power by united action of the opposition forces to avert the grave danger ahead of us. Tyrant Meles must not be allowed to steal or rig election 2010. If he does, his victory must be short-lived by a coordinated all-inclusive action against this tyrant.

Self- determination is a confusing concept and in any case not applicable to the present realities of Ethiopia. So drop it; get of house arrest in Asmara and join the forces of unity and join the struggle and change the balance of power and punish Meles if he refuses reconciliation..

In closing, I wish to express my profound gratitude and highest esteem to my inspiring fellow Ethiopians at home and in the Diaspora for their relentless struggle in the pursuit of unity, democracy and justice absent for almost two decades of TPLF misrule.

Release Birtukan Mideksa and all political prisoners in Ethiopia!

LONG LIVE ETHIOPIA!!!

robele_ababya@yahoo.com

  1. Yinegal
    | #1

    It sounds very profound, Robel, but why ‘r u gave up my man!!! Give the oppositions another chance, let us see what they can do, infact help them and then….
    So far they won Tigray, Gojam, Gondar, now they went to Wollo. I heard Meles have good input in South regions this time. I don’t know how?

  2. Tulu
    | #2

    Dear All,

    I am not clear about comparing Meles with Mugabe. Since Mugabe has won 46%. But Zenawi defeated by land slide. So Zenawi is the most defeated party leader in the world. he still exist by confusion and controlling the millitary. However, the millitary also waiting the right time to crack down the most hated regime of Zenawi. Even if both Mugabe and Meles known stealing people vote Mugabe has significant number of supporter in Zimbabwe. ours devil ( Zenawi) an Eritrean orgin survived by confusion, killing &jailling.

  3. aha!
    | #3

    Welcome to the club of inductive and deductive logic. You had convoluted the principles behind the positive forces of integration and negative forces of disintegration based on ethnic fedralism and seccessionism. In the last 19 years the balance is tilting towards those of negative fores of disintegration, not only because of TPLF/eprdf, but also those sustainig it. There is no mechanism, unless one talks of a spiritual force to maintain these forces at equilibrium. The only alternative force to tilt the balance towards the positive forces of integration for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians is for all opposition parties to unite over these goals and its stategies. Then and there we will be making tilting the balance towards the positive forces a reality. The ethnic fedreralists have to let go of their entitlement of ethnic feralism of ethnic rights and ethnic boundries, and the seccssionists would have to let go of independence from the organic entity of what is known as Ethiopia and develop their languages and cultures as part of diversity of Ethiopia, and Ethiopia belongs to all Ethiopians, without demarcated ethnic boundies.

  4. AFDist
    | #4

    CORRECTED VERSION!

    Ato Robele,
    just as you ask liberation fronts like OLF to make a paradigm shift, which they already did, I would like to ask you and your like unitarists to make a paradigm shift from being anti-Oromia with pre-text of being pro-Ethiopia. Just enjoy the following, you can be for both Ethiopian unity and Oromian unity. So discard your own “article 39″, which is directed to dismantle Oromia!

    Consensus on Ethiopian Unity, But Referendum on Oromian Unity?

    What a double standard and absurdity in the Habesha political camp? Let alone the reactionary unitarists like AEUP and the conservative hegemonists like TPLF, even “the modern, liberals and moderates” like UDJ and G-7 are not free from such double standard, just as their friends/masters in the Western world are not free from all sorts of double standards. Here are few of the double standards, I did observe, being practiced by Habesha elites:

    - “Amarigna as the federal working language is indisputable whereas Afaan Oromo needs public verdict”;

    - “Ethiopian unity is unconditional (needs only consensus of elites) whereas Oromian unity (one Oromia in a killil-federation of Ethiopia) needs referendum”;

    - “Ethiopiawinet or Ethiopian nationalism which is actually the mask for Amharanet/Habeshanet or for Amhara nationalism/Abyssinian nationalism is the ‘holy nationalism’ whereas Oromummaa or Oromo nationalism is the ‘evil Gosenyinet or evil clanism’”

    I now write this short essay based on the recent assertion of UDJ leaders who have told us not to make any compromise on Ethiopian unity, but want to go for the public’s verdict to decide on the legitimacy of Oromian unity, which is at least partially secured currently by the killil-federation (even though it is fake) in the Ethiopian context, if not yet by the complete independence of Oromia from the subjugating empire. I also heard one interview given by Mr. Andargachew Tsige, who still insisted on the acceptance of Ethiopian unity as the unconditional precondition to make an alliance with other opposition forces, such as the OLF.

    No question that media outlets of AEUP and the likes lament about gosenyinet (clanism) when they want to talk about national movements like the Oromo national liberation movement. It is also not surprising to observe that some Oromo individuals, who are the descendants of privileged Oromo individuals during the monarchy and the military dictatorship like Dr. Zergabachew Asfaw Gammachu (the son of Bako/Ambo Wereda/Awuraja-gezhi, i.e. the son of the district/regional governor during the monarchy), are now rallying behind the reactionary unitarist forces like AEPO of the late Prof. Asrat.

    We do see that there are, nowadays, three groups crying for unconditional Ethiopian unity, but disregard the importance of Oromian unity and autonomy. The ruling Tigrean hegemonists just talk the talk even though their main interest is only maintaining their lucrative power in Finfinne palace. The obsolete faara (old style) unitarists cry foul against killil-federation explicitly, discrediting it as “ye gosaa politika/clan politics.” The cunning araada (street smart) unitarists in G-7 and UDJ talk about unconditional Ethiopian unity as well as they try to act against Oromian unity by preaching about the buzz concepts like democracy, human rights, individual freedom, justice, development, peace, good governance, etc., but by opposing the killil-federation, which is the minimal guarantee for Oromian unity.

    Anyways, be it the araada way or faara way, it is about saving the empire. The faara’s try it with old methods like talking what Debteraa Bahirey and Aleqaa Taye wrote regarding Ethiopian history. The araada’s use totally other methods. For instance, to reduce the danger coming from the Oromo, they use the following theories as postmodern approaches, which would be applied to fight against Oromo’s right to self-determination and to save the empire from disintegration:

    - “all Ethiopians, including Tigrayans, are Oromo so Oromo liberation is not necessary” – the approach of some “modern Habesha historians”;

    - “Oromo, as a majority, can rule Ethiopia, so let’s fight for democracy together – no need of liberation movement” – an approach of the modern Abesha movements, which try to instrumentalize Adde Birtukan Midhagsa;

    - “everybody in Ethiopia is blended with Oromo; so Ethiopia is Oromia, and the Ethiopian empire is in reality an Oromo empire” – Aite Siye’s approach belongs here;

    - “let’s focus on the development of Oromia; our people need more food rather than freedom” – Weyane’s/OPDO’s approach to divert attention of Oromo from the struggle for liberation and to pacify Oromo;

    - “Oromo need unconditional independence, but OLF is the first enemy who abandoned this goal; so first focus on bashing, cursing, demonizing, discrediting and vilifying OLF” – Weyane cadres camouflaged as the radical pro-Oromo independence use this method.

    The recent araada move is what we have observed in the new alliance Medrek, where the participating elites had a consensus to keep Ethiopian unity unconditionally, but agreed to have public referendum to decide on Oromian unity (killil-federation) vs. Oromian division (xeqilaigizat-federation). The cunning Habesha politicians in UDJ could “convince” the good-hearted yewah (harmless) Oromo politicians to accept this move. This move made me ask: is there any Amhara politician, disregarding the Weyane slaves in ANDM, who is really ready to accept and respect the right of Oromia for autonomy and unity? Yes, it is clear that Tigrean elites at least talk this talk even though they don’t walk the talk, i.e. they do respect this right of Oromia, at least partially and verbally.

    Why are Ethiopianist elites, the majority being Amhara elites, as such die-hard opponents of Oromian unity and autonomy? Of course, it has got historical reason, which I don’t want to narrate here. I leave history for historians. In short, they seem to still fight the war of their forefathers against Oromo. Here, it is necessary to mention the struggle, which the Oromo people had fought against the Amhara ruling class (the old nefxenyas) for more than one century, and the failures Oromo experienced in the struggle to achieve their goal of Oromo liberation, specially because of the assistance given by the Western regimes to their Abyssinian servants. The following are a few of the assistance given as examples:

    - the old nefxenyas could colonize Oromia, despite the heroic resistance of the Oromo people, by the help of the European colonialists at the end of the nineteenth century;

    - the sporadic Oromo uprisings, such as that of Raya and Bale, were suppressed by the diplomatic and military help of the West;

    - the demand of Oromo nationalists to establish Oromian confederation after the Second World War has been rejected by the Western allies, and they restored the monarchy to rule over Oromia further;

    - the Oromo movement for self-determination, being led by Dr. Haile Fida of MEISON, was crashed by the help of the Soviets in 1977;

    - the high motivation of the Oromo people for liberation in 1992, being led by OLF, was sabotaged, and the OLF army was encamped and destroyed with the very help of the West and the EPLF given to the neo-nefxenya, Weyane;

    - the coming back of the Oromo national movement via AFD to take the responsibility in the empire and to determine the Oromo people’s fate, again being led by OLF, including the defection of Oromo Generals to support this move was again crashed by using the “invasion of Somalia” with the help of Americans in 2007;

    - the current attempt of the Habesha elites and their Western helpers again to isolate Oromo nationalists from taking part in discussions and deliberation concerning the empire, against which Oromo nationalists protested in the last few weeks, is again symptomatic of the trend described above.

    It is interesting to observe that Abyssinian elites (Amharas, Tegarus and Eritreans) do quarrel only on the position of a possible political domination in the region, but agree on making Oromia unconditionally be part and parcel of the empire without a consensus and consultation with Oromo elites. They all cry about unconditional Ethiopian unity, ignoring or disregarding the importance of Oromian unity and autonomy for the peace and stability of the region. They try to talk about the problems in the Ethiopian empire and the Horn, but forget that the central part of the problem is the colonization of Oromia and the core of the solution is the liberation of Oromia. How long will these Habesha elites and their Western helpers fool themselves?

    The Oromo people have survived the invasions and imperialistic domination in the last many centuries, the colonization by Abyssinians being only part of these invasions. Oromo has resisted all cultural, economic and political subjugation. The territory occupied by the Oromo people seems to have been squeezed to the present status from all sides, specially from the north and the east. Leaving again history for historians, the current national area of Oromo aka Oromia unquestionably deserves its own autonomy and unity. All areas where the Oromo people live are continuous areas as depicted by the hitherto maps of Oromia from the north, Raya, to the south, Lamu, and from the west, Assosa, to the east Jijjiga.

    Just as Habesha elites cry for Ethiopian unity, Oromo elites try to establish and keep Oromian unity (unity of Oromo national areas from north to south, and from west to east). The Oromo people are not necessarily against Ethiopian unity as the unitarist and the hegemonist Habeshas try to paint, but they are surely for Oromian unity. The question to Habesha elites is that can they learn to accept and respect this Oromian unity, just as they wish that the Oromo people do accept and respect Ethiopian unity? This is the crucial issue, where specially Amhara elites should check their position. At the time they start to learn this and come to terms, it is really not hard to make a necessary alliance with Oromo nationalists against the fascist Weyane regime. At the moment, unfortunately, the unitarist Amhara/Ethiopianist elites are an obstacle for such constructive alliance.

    Now, it seems that Weyane is still enjoying the God-given lottery, i.e. the historical face-off between the Oromo and the Amhara elites as a “unique historical advantage for the TPLF” to perpetuate its rule. The far-sighted Oromo freedom fighters in OLF and the few reasonable Amhara democrats of CUD did forge AFD in the year 2006, which Meles Zenawi mocked as a marriage between “fire and straw” (isat ina ciid). Was he right? Again, the attempt of forging alliance by some moderate politicians from both Amhara and Oromo sides as well as from other nations in a form of MEDREK has not yet got the required optimal compromise solution. These elites in Medrek should have come to the consensus to forge and keep Oromian unity in the Ethiopian context unconditionally, just as they come to agreement to keep Ethiopian unity by any means. Unfortunately, AFD failed because of the withdrawal of both CUD and EPPF; similarly, Medrek seems to be in danger of disintegration for the rejection of UDJ to accept the right of Oromian unity and autonomy unconditionally.

    At the time when Amhara/Ethiopianist elites in the parties like AEUP, EPRP, G-7 and UDJ start to accept and respect this Oromian unity unconditionally, I am sure it will not be hard for Oromo nationalists also to sing Ethiopian union for common benefit. When Oromian unity and autonomy are unconditionally accepted by all stakeholders in the region, including the power players of the globe, the Oromo people are the last to be disadvantaged in a union, be it in the name of Ethiopia or the Horn. But trying to by-pass Oromo’s national interest with the pretext of talking about only Ethiopia or the Horn, as it was done in the last “conference on Ethiopia and on the Horn,” is simply not a solution for that cursed and troubled region.

    The best way to be seen as a solution is, Finfinne being the political center of Africa, to fight for Oromian unity unconditionally as a nucleus for Ethiopian/Horn unity and for African unity. When Habesha elites, in particular, and other stakeholders, in general, agree to move in this direction, Oromo elites will have no problem to forge any sort of alliance and to cooperate in any political move to stabilize the region. The araada’s like G-7 should accept the unconditional Oromian unity as one of the precondition, in addition to their unconditional Ethiopian unity and democracy, which they do always preach to us, in order to forge an efficient alliance with Oromo liberation forces like OLF. The other parties like UDJ should also learn to have a consensus on unconditional Oromian unity instead of crying for the referendum they have started to talk about. It is simply unfair to insist on consensus for unconditional Ethiopian unity, but demand referendum on Oromian unity, which can simply be taken as Ethiopian unity at the expense of Oromian unity (an attempt to dismantle Oromia per referendum).

    It is clear that any attempt of Amhara/Ethiopianist forces and Oromo/Oromianist forces to find a common ground is the move which the fascist Weyane regime want to avoid by any means. So, it already dispatched its cadres to sow a discord among both Ethiopianists and Oromianists, specially at the following three levels:

    - at the level of Ethiopianist forces vs Oromianist forces. Here, the cadres are doing their job in Paltalks and forums being camouflaged either as reactionary unitarist Amharas to curse Oromo forces as “gosenyas/clanists,” “separatists,” “narrow nationalists,” “dangerous for Ethiopian unity,” etc. or camouflaged as radical/revolutionary Oromo to blame Ethiopianist forces as “chauvinists,” “colonialists,” “anti-nationalities,” “dangerous for Oromian autonomy and unity,” etc. Yes, of course, there are still differences between the two forces as I tried to elaborate above, and Weyane cadres just pouring benzine onto it.

    - at the level of only Ethiopianist forces, being camouflaged as supporters of AEUP to curse UDJ and vice versa; as supporters of G-7 to blame AEUP and vice versa; as supporters of G-7 to curse Medrek and vice versa; as supporters of Mesfin’s UDJ against Gizachew’s UDJ vice versa; as EPRP to accuse all others and vice versa, etc.

    - at the level of only Oromianist forces, being camouflaged as supporters of different Oromo regional, political and religious groups to curse each other. Here, we did a great job in the last few years to expose such Weyane cadres so that, nowadays, we do hear and read not so much controversies as before. Oromianist forces simply started to move towards tokkummaa of oromummaa for bilisummaa (unity of Oromo nationalists for liberation).

    The best anti-dote against this satanic action of fascist Weyanes and that of their cadres is that Ethiopianist (”multinational/hibre-biher“) forces learn to tolerate each other and forge unity for common purpose of their main issue (keeping Ethiopian unity) and that Oromianist forces continue with the tokkummaa of orommummaa for bilisummaa, which they have already started to forge. Of course, the move of UDJ and G-7 in trying to unite the first (i.e. Ethiopianist camp), and the role of OLF and ULFO in attempting to lead the second (i.e. Oromianist camp) are encouraging.

    Then, last but not least, both Amhara/Ethiopianist “multinational” forces and Oromo/Oromianist national forces should learn to struggle together to achieve both Ethiopian/Horn unity and Oromian unity for the sake of their own economical common benefit and for the stability of the region/Horn. I hope the “multinational” forces like G-7 and the national forces like OLF take this as a common ground which can help them forge a necessary TIBIBIR (alliance) against the fascist Weyane to struggle in unison to build a common home in the Horn, where both Oromian unity and Ethiopian/Horn unity can be fostered and respected. The steps taken in forming both AFD and Medrek were good and now better form of Tibibir, which will be dedicated in promoting both Oromian unity and Ethiopian unity, must emerge!

    Galatooma!

  5. azeb
    | #5

    Aha,

    Your dream of “forces of integration for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians is for all opposition parties to unite over these goals and its stategies” a.k.a Amhara dominance will never happen again. Oromos have not sacrficed their lives to sustain Tigrean hegemony or Amhara dominance of Ethiopian politics. I can assure you that change is coming. It may not happen immediately. We have been weak and turned into a a mocking stock of people like Robele because of a non-commited visionless leadership of the Oromo poltical organizations and not because of lack of base support. The Oromo people have been waiting for a commited leadership and it is going to happen. If Amhara poltical organizations are still day dreaming for the glorious days of the past they are misunderstanding the moving parts of Ethiopian poltics.

    Aha,
    Do not try to mislead the gullible since you are spokesperson of AAPO on so called “democratic web pages”. We know how democratic they are, too.

  6. mohammed
    | #6

    you did an excellent@azeb job.

  7. atuba dolla
    | #7

    Guns and Bullets Don’t Vote People Do.Ethiopians crushed the Zinawians’regime to its complete defeat in 2005 election mainly because voters fully understood each and every single vote would determine the present and the future of their children and their priceless country,Ethiopia.Facts remained vividly visible to the rest of the world as it is crystal clear today.Zinawians hate Ethiopians.

    Well,Zinawian-Robbers didn’t come to Ethiopia as entrepreuners;but they came into Ethiopia with millions of dollars in charity money stolen from hungry children and the elederlies and with guns and bullets pruchased from blackmarketers and in collaboration with Ethiopia’s historical enemies invaded Ethiopia;they moved into villages,towns,cities and the neighbourhoods and broke into homes and vandalized the lives of families.

    Revolutionary Democracy doesn’t address problesms,neither does have solutions for problems;it rather takes care of itself and the elements who built the system based on the unprincipled ideology the revolutionary democracy evolved from and born out of the mindds of negative forces.

    For the past years,of course,since the invasion,sells agents,Zinawians profited millions of dollars from selling and auctioning everything and anything that is available above and below the land that the robbers invaded.

    These robbers,began their lives in the wild and came into Ethiopia mad and angry at citizens.In the past seven weeks two Ethiopians were murdered because they were actively carying out their duties interdependently with voters to defeat the current nazi regime by building synergy that was built upon the past success achieved to free Ethiopia for all of us.

    Guns and Bullets don’t vote people do.Zinawi has never been people’s choice neither the system he ran for two decades.Out of wicked desperation,he opted for one and only one thing;steal votes and declare victory.This is why he has dispatched armed cadres into villages,towns,cities,and neighbourhoods to ambush Ethiopians and steal their vote.The growing acceptance of MEDREK by voters has increasing motivated millions of Ethiopians to focus on shared values and work towards for peace,unity,prosperity,and freedom.Yes,we will definitely expand our ideas and thoughts to create an environment of accomplishments.

    Ethiopians,when Zinawians say NO,say yes to Ethiopia.Victory for all Ethiopians.

  8. aha!
    | #8

    Azeb! From what I understand now, you are speaking from the Oromo vantage point, of your obssession about Amahra dominance, while you mention nothing about TPLF/eprdf dominance. Your hatred for Amhara has been initiated with the TPLF liberation movement and later on in the past 19 years, add to that the repression, and ethnic dominance, and yet you have not mentioned anything about that, except to critisize my presentation of the forces prevalent in a modular context as TPLF/eprdf, a multi-layer, hierarchical structure with ethnic agenda and its attributes, Tigrai-Harena/fdd/efdr, which is =/is similar to TPLF/eprdf in its basic frame work and some othe attibutes and KAEUP, EDP, and others for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians as the positive forces of integration. Is there any mention of AAPO in these modular presentation? AAPO is not a party, it is an organization to my understanding, and present my self from an ethnic point of view, but from the point of view of Ethiopian nationalism and Ethiopian national interest and the silent majority of Ethiopians.

    This is my last response to you. Thank you for bring up your sour feeling for Amhara ethnic group to trigger for more clarification of my stand, if at all you get it right this time. After all I am responding to articles by prominent individuals, not “gullible” as you described them.

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