A few smart moves to ousting the Zenawi regime By Robele Ababya

May 3rd, 2011 Print Print Email Email

Outburst of joy in the USA over the killing of Bin Laden

The truth will always catch up with criminals. The death of Osama Bin Laden is a case in point. He paid with his life for his beastly role in masterminding and ordering the gruesome mass murder of thousands of innocent people in the USA on 11/09/2001. The elimination of this monster is a monumental achievement of the century; however it must not be reason for compliance until all tyrants big and small are finished, including Meles Zenawi the invader of Ethiopia.

The American people are entitled to the spontaneous outburst of joy on the death of the evil-minded Bin Laden; and all peace-loving in the world should join them in their well-deserved ecstatic joy.

Ethiopians on the threshold of debilitating civil strike
The strike should be peaceful; the kind of magnificent display of decorum and discipline shown 08 May 2005 should be repeated so that the brutal regime will not find any excuse to fire at peaceful demonstrators. The demonstration should be highly coordinated to explode at every place.

Beware of the old adage: Protect me from my friends; I will take care of my enemies. Déjà vu imposters are resurfacing to appear as ‘friends’ forgetting the colossal damage they have inflicted on us by collaborating with the inner circle of TPLF leadership and perpetrating ethnic divide and rule. These petty traders eking a living out of human misery have left no stone unturned in dividing the Amharas and the Oromos, the two major ethnic groups constituting more than 90% of the Ethiopian people speaking Amharic, Oromifa or both. These imposters are carriers of the venom of divisive ethnic policy conceived and refined by Zenawi in Dedebit in collaboration with Shabia to weaken Ethiopia in order to achieve supremacy of the Zenawi’s mafia trading in the good names of the people of Tigray.

Rule # 1: (a) The first civil strike should be debilitating to the moral of the tyrant who has called proponents of peaceful struggle his enemies;(b) genuine truth and national reconciliation in an open forum should be welcome under the auspices of an independent commission; (c) Set all eyes on the “wolves in sheep’s clothing” working tooth-and-nail to save the desperate tyrants in Addis Ababa and Asmara; oppose direct budget support from the USA and UK to the brutal TPLF regime to deny the only source of strength of Zenawi from USA and UK

Taking inspiration from Egyptian uprising
The revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, in the Middle East and Africa are mainly driven by the youth affected by unemployment. The successful uprising in Egypt continues to pay dividends: Hosni Mubarak whose power was believed to be invincible and his two sons are now behind bars for questioning for their crime of corruption and ordering the killing of heroic protesters that were able to mobilize massive crowd to Tahrir Square; his key Ministers have been charged for their crimes; a new constitution approved in a plebiscite is in place and preparation is underway for a democratic election; the state security machine has been dismantled, the state of emergency has been lifted; state governors have been replaced to mention but some of the magnificient achievements of the revolution; Egyptian revolutionaries are relishing the sweet taste of their victory. The forgoing would point to the list of demands that despot Zenawi would expect before he meets the fate of his former secret ally, Mubarak.
The Ethiopian people are on the threshold of reclaiming their country from a vicious invader that has caused colossal damage to their culture, property and loss of life to tens of thousands of fighters for liberty, freedom and democracy not counting incarcerations en masse and mismanagement of the national economy resulting in abject poverty and rampant unemployment afflicting mainly the youth.

The fate of dictators has been fall from power in disgrace. Ethiopians are on the threshold to unleash a debilitating civil strike; they will also taste the sweet fruit of victory if they, as much as possible, emulate the tenacity, discipline and incredibly smart moves exercised by the Egyptians.

Rule #2: (a) Make a solemn pledge that justice shall be sought for martyrs and victims of inhuman incarceration of tens of thousands of Ethiopians; (b) Think strategically in forging overall relations with Egypt and the New Middle East in proximity to Ethiopia.

Inspiration from Sun Tzu
“Employing psychology, deceit, strategic power, and diplomacy as the fundamental arts of combat Sun Tzu defeated numerous opponents and created a systematic treaties on war”. The following quotations are from his book in Chinese translated by Lionel Giles and published in 1910 and 2003:
1) “In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not good. So, too, it is better to capture an army than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than destroy them”.
2) “Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting”.
3) “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle”.
The Derg & the TPLF regimes were blinded by communist ideology, which they understood little and probably nothing at all about the military genius of Sun Tzu. Both idiots preached and implemented the slogan “There is no construction without destruction’ and ruined the social fabric & economic infrastructures of Ethiopia.
Sun Tzu strongly underlines the importance of attacking a superior enemy on all sides at once in order to ensure victory. TPLF holds overwhelming superiority militarily; whereas the opposition forces command huge popular support, which they must mobilize for a coordinated civil strike from all directions to break resistance without a single shot and taking enemy assets in tact including the military and turn them to friendly forces.
Rule #3: Read the treatise of the military genius, Sun Tzu, for it is still valid, after 2500 years, and adaptable to peaceful struggle.
The Blue Nile River charade
The propaganda machine of the murderous TPLF regime is out on public relations spree to sell its pipe dream of building a gigantic dam on the Nile near the border with the Sudan within artillery range of a hostile fire. The study to build tens of dams along the Nile was completed during the Imperial regime but was kept in abeyance due to lack of funds but not due to objection by Egypt.

The desperate regime is out to sell the right project at the wrong time and location to kill two birds with one stone: to divert attention from the revolutionaries in Egypt and the uprising in Ethiopia. The future of good relations between Egypt and Ethiopia is certain to bring manifold benefits than bluffing to build a dam at this time to provoke hostility with the former at this time of its worldwide achievement of democratic values uniquely on its own right

Objective calculations of mutual interest, international law, natural or moral law, and compassion among imperative parameters govern relations between Egypt and Ethiopia, especially in view of the unique situation that the source of the Blue Nile supplying 85% of its waters is in Ethiopia and Egypt is at the receiving end. Nothing can change this unique bond between the two ancient civilizations.

Therefore one of the potent smart ways of beating TPLF intrigues is to deny its ploy to subvert potentially evolving good relations with the new Egypt that is truly a windfall obviating the need to squander meager resources on military adventure.

Rule #4: (a)Take a stand that construction of dams is right but untimely and at a wrong location within easy reach of artillery fire or saboteurs; amicable consultation with New Egypt is imperative.

Telling it as it is
In terms of natural resources and vulnerability to droughts, Tigray is one of the least fortunate parts of Ethiopia. It was for this reason that it was heavily dependent on incessant government support at the expense of resources from the Amhara, Oromia and other regions. Coward Mengistu told it aloud in anger to a mammoth crowd at Maskal Square (then Revolution Square) that the region of Tigray did not contribute a cent to the central treasury for the time he has been in power. The same was true during the Imperial rule.

The above being the case, the TPLF regime is allocating the natural resources of Ethiopia heavily in favor of Tigray. It is argued that this grave discrimination by the minority ruling regime is unacceptable.

Few greedy supporters Zenawi dominated by Tigrés hold expensive meetings regulated by trusted thugs to con Ethiopians in the Diaspora; their bouncers throw out genuine Ethiopians for requesting a minute of silence for martyrs and for demanding that human rights must transcend development. The majority forbidden to participate in such TPLF meetings demonstrate outside the hall. What a shame!

That is why Ethiopians say: በቃ! ገዬ! ይአክል! አሎኒ! ዲታህ! ወጣንድም! በስ! ጊደስ!

LONG LIVE ETHIOPIA!!!
Release all political prisoners in Ethiopia!
robele_ababya@yahoo.com

  1. Hafshaala
    | #1

    The smart moves you suggested are not bad. Nothing can save the political acrobatist Meles Zenawi from the imminent and the upcoming REVOLUTION; that means the time is for a revolution! But we Oromo do ask: where are the other students? Why are the Amhara students and the students from other opressed nations still sleeping? Are they still the victims of Woyane’s divide and rule method? We must be able to say together: no more antagonizing the all-inclusive freedom fighters in favour of the Woyane fascist forces. It is clear that the Woyane fascists and racists survived by dividing, fragmentizing and polarizing both the Amhara integrationist camp and the Oromo independenist camp among and between each other.

    But now the question is: how long will both the Ethiopian nationalists’ camp of the Amhara and the Ethnic nationalists’ bloc of the Oromo allow the Woyane to play with them and how long do they give a chance for this mafia group to beat them turn by turn? Are they less intelligent than the Woyane not to outsmart this fascist and racist regime? Time will show us for how long Woyane will play the game of pure political acrobat, presenting itself as either the Oromo independenist or as the only Ethiopian unionist (killil-federalist) or as the Amhara integrationist just to sow a discord among the opposition and make these different parts of the opposition to fight each other; actually the ONLY true motive of Woyane is to keep the Tigrean hegemony at any cost!

    Otherwise, we have to be able to differentiate Woyane political acrobatists from the genuine independenist Oromo, unionist (federalist) South and integrationist Amhara. To know this difference, what matters is not the position of their guts, but more the direction of their guns. Woyane cadres do direct their guns (verbal bullets) on pro-integration Amhara nationals and on pro-independence Oromo nationalists, whereas the genuine opposition from these two camps nowadays consequently and conciously try to direct their guns ONLY on the currently tormenting enemy (the Woyane). Woyane cadres shoot continously at these genuine Amhara and Oromo groups, whereas the genuine pro-independence Oromo and the genuine pro-integration Amhara nationals do try to tolerate all the opposition political groups with their different tactics and strategies in struggling for FREEDOM from Woyane’s fascism. So we just need to check the direction of their guns in order to differenitate the camouflaged Woyane cadres talking about an ‘independent Oromia’ and an ‘integrated Ethiopia’ from both the genuine opposition blocs advocating these two same agenda respectively.

  2. Ethiopian
    | #2

    this is a pipe dream. opposition claim they have the support of the people and the ruling party has the military. lol this is very funny to me. do you know how many people support this government. honestly i will say more than 70% of ethiopians support this government. so with military might

  3. ጉረኞች
    | #3

    Hafshaala
    Only Ethiopianism can unite all Ethiopians irrespective of ethnic origin. That is the slogan all should embrace. If that is the case, no amount of political manipulation divide Ethiopians.

  4. seyoum777
    | #4

    Your article seems out of touch with reality. Those of us who live in Ethiopia are witnessing a tremendous effort going on to transform the nation, be it in infrastructure, education, health, industrialization… etc. Unless you are in state of denial the change is for everybody to see. I appreciate a little encouragement for the government from you side. After all if you are a real Ethiopian you would like the country to prosper. Do not you?

  5. HistoricTime
    | #5

    “Either we hang together or we will surely hang separately.”

    Here 2 most important rules to follow:

    1. Either we hang together or we will surely hang separately. That should be what we have learned from 20 years woyane rule.
    The time from now till few months after the end of the Meles regime is not for talking about differences,ethnic,religious or other, but for ETHIOPIAWINET !!!
    Ethiopians should be conditioned to see those who now talk about ethnic and religious differences as enemies of Ethiopia, including as enemies of the groups they claim to talk in favour. We also should see those people as agents of foreign enemies. You dont quarrel about details while your house is burning unless you want to advance the agenda of the enemy,foreign or domestic.

    2. Avoid blind hatred against tigres. Playing Ethiopians one against the other is what our external enemies and their agents at home are yearning for, let us not do them a favour.
    We should rather seek cooperation with those tigres opposed to the Meles regime and urge them to identify,register and expose the cadres,spies,officials,criminals and murderers among their tribe in order to clean the tigre tribe.

    By the way 90% of Ethiopians speak amharic (why not call it ethiopic) or oromigna ? 60% amharic and 30 % oromigna speakers ? I am not sure.
    What i can not understand is while not all amharic speakers are called amaras woyanes and olf people call all oromigna speakers oromos. I think that should be corrected, but of course the priority now is removing the meles regime.

  6. HistoricTime
    | #6

    Beware of the shabia enemy Hafshaala who posted on
    May 4th, 2011 at 07:04 | #1 almost the same message did also post the same message on the shabia site ethiopianreview. Check below.
    We need to be merciless with these shabia enemy,we should not give them space here or at any true ethiopian site.

    http://www.ethiopianreview.com/content/32979

    Hafshaala says:
    Of course it is a deception! But, nothing can save the political acrobatist Meles Zenawi, from the imminent and the upcoming REVOLUTION; that means the time is for a revolution. But we, the Oromo nationalists, do ask: where are the other students, while the Oromo students are revolting? Why are the Amhara students and the students from the other opressed nations still sleeping? Are they still the victims of Woyane’s divide and rule method? We actually must be able to say together: no more antagonizing the all-inclusive freedom fighters in favour of the Woyane fascist forces. It is clear that the Woyane fascists and racists survived by dividing, fragmentizing and polarizing both the Amhara integrationist camp and the Oromo independenist camp among themselves and between each other.

    But now the question is: how long will both the Ethiopian nationalists’ camp of the Amhara and the Ethnic nationalists’ bloc of the Oromo allow the Woyane to play with them and how long do they give a chance for this mafia group to beat them turn by turn? Are they less intelligent than the Woyane not to outsmart this fascist and racist regime? Time will show us for how long Woyane will play the game of pure political acrobat, presenting itself (camouflaging) as either the Oromo independenist or as the only Ethiopian unionist (killil-federalist) or as the Amhara integrationist just to sow a discord among the opposition and make these different parts of the opposition to fight each other; actually the ONLY true motive of Woyane is to keep the Tigrean hegemony at any cost. On the day that the Oromo nationalists start to make also the issue of an integrated Ethiopia as their own REGIONAL issue, of course beside an independent Oromia as the NATIONAL issue, and on the day the Amhara nationals start to accept and respect Oromia’s right to exist, at least within an integrated Ethiopia, this day will be the day of a real demise for the fascist and racist Woyane regime.

    Otherwise, we have to be able to differentiate Woyane political acrobatists from the genuine independenist Oromo, the unionist (federalist) South and the integrationist Amhara. To know this difference, what matters is not the position of their guts, but more the direction of their guns. Woyane cadres do direct their guns (verbal bullets) on pro-integration Amhara nationals and on pro-independence Oromo nationalists, whereas the genuine opposition from these two camps nowadays consequently and conciously try to direct their guns ONLY on the currently tormenting enemy (the Woyane). Woyane cadres shoot continously at these genuine Amhara and Oromo groups, whereas the genuine pro-independence Oromo and the genuine pro-integration Amhara nationals do try to tolerate all the opposition political groups with their different tactics and strategies in struggling for FREEDOM from Woyane’s fascism. So we just need to check the direction of their guns in order to differenitate the camouflaged Woyane cadres talking about an ‘independent Oromia’ and an ‘integrated Ethiopia’ from both the genuine opposition blocs advocating these two same agenda respectively.

    May 4th, 2011 at 4:39 PM

  7. Betre
    | #7

    Tell as it is
    Ribele
    As u may said Tigray may have not contributed much coffee or ‘kebt’ but its duaghters and sons are the treasures always, as u can see, they are doing better than writing an article ona web site, Mengistu insulted them and see where he is now.

  8. Siifan
    | #8

    Sure is that Woyane cadres are doing everything under the sun to divide and weaken the opposition. It is up to us, the supporters of the opposition, to act against this move of the cadres. That is why we continously push for the IMPERATIVE unity of those with similar ideology and for the optional alliance of ALL the anti-Woyane democrats. The opposition camp including the Oromo liberation movement should act together against the mafia group in Finfinne palace. For this to happen, the opposition groups need to agree on the rule of the game regarding the future arrangement: referendum or consensus or force.

    The rule of the game against Woyane is clear. Woyane didn’t give any chance for either a referendum or a consensus. What remains then is a force as the only means to deal with Woyane; that means only civil disobedience, armed struggle and public uprising are the choice, not the usual ‘election game’! But the opposition should also find the suitable rule of the game in the post-Woyane future politics: either consensus or referendum, excluding force. Then they do have only the following two options:

    - consensus on a middle ground for ALL; i.e on a ‘Union of Autonomous Nations’ in the region/empire called Ethiopia or

    - referendum on: an ‘independent nation like an independent Oromia’ VS a ‘union of autonomous nations in Ethiopia’ VS an ‘integration of the empire (no autonomous national areas like Oromia)’

    Force is only the last option for the opposition groups to settle the difference between each other, in case we will fail to agree on the above two noble ways (on consensus and referendum). If we must use force, then the result will be an ‘independence by force as in the case of Eritrea’, or a ‘union by force as it is now under Woyane’ or an ‘integration by force as it was under the Amhara rule in the past’. Now, the question to be answered is: are both the Oromo camp and the Amhara camp in a position to achieve their goal respectively by force? If the Oromo camp wants an Oromian independence in such a move by force, it must win not only the ruling Woyane, but also the opposing Amhara camp. If the Amharas want to impose an integration by force, they also need to win not only the ruling Woyane, but also the opposing Oromo camp.

    I don’t think this is feasible for both camps in the near future; that is why both the Amhara camp and the Oromo camp must make a compromise/have a consensus, not to fight each other, but build an alliance to be a stronger force against Woyane to achieve their common goal according to the consensus, i.e to achieve FREEDOM from Woyane’s fascism and a ‘UNION of autonomous nations’ as a compromise solution. Woyane cadres are now sensing that this possibility of an alliance between the Amhara camp and the Oromo bloc against their rule is approaching, that is why they are very busy to polarize, divide and fragmentize both camps.

  9. Oda Tulu
    | #9

    The Amhara-Oromo camps will work together to bury the Zenawi regime and join all other Ethiopians in building a democratic society.

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