Atrocity and Revenge: The Irreversible Temperament of TPLF/EPRDF Zenebe G. Tamirat
“The TPLF led EPRDF has proved to be incapable of chucking out its wild characteristics of intimidating, terrorizing, imprisoning, torturing and ultimately killing those that do not agree with its agenda of eliminating Ethiopia from the map of the world by enforcing the secession of various ethnic groups that form the Ethiopian nation.
This agenda, persistently hassled by the leadership of the secessionist TPLF since its inception has remained a challenge to democratic forces who are determined to pay in life for the sustainability of undivided and respected Ethiopia where all of its citizens shall live in equality glorify in brotherhood and prosperity establishing a democratic system of governance suitable to all.
The TPLF/EPRDF leadership does not like this idea of “One and strong Ethiopian nation” to substitute its stance of forming governments of “ethnic nations” breaking Ethiopia into fragments. The ultimate goal of forming such nations through secession is to wipe out the name Ethiopia from the map of the world. TPLF led EPRDF thus consistently takes retaliatory measures against forces that advocate the sustainability of Ethiopia as a nation.
The arrest of the two prominent figures in Ethiopian politics, Andualem Andargie, Vice Chairman of UDJP and Journalist Eskinder Negga on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 thus emanates from the very nature of the TPLF/EPRDF’s atrocity and revenge; characteristics that have remained irreversible at whatever stage of maturity the TPLF led EPRDF may have reached.
The deploying of children under 14 in war fronts and subjecting them to harsh penalties that includes shootings without substantial investigation and the subsequent arrests and killings of opposition leaders such as Professor Asrat Woldeyes registered in the doomed history of the TPLF led EPRDF are living witnesses that attest the wild behavior of TPLF/EPRDF leaders. These characters glued to EPRDF from its inception at Dedebit have been difficult to correct and remain attached to its demise forthcoming soon. (The killing of a boy who was only 14 for alleged dissemination of wrong information when the TPLF was operating as a guerrilla force is a case to remind here).
It is a pity that this wild bunch of guerrilla force has been supported by uninterrupted aid of the United States and European Union both of which spend a substantial chunk of tax money belonging to their peoples for the thriving of tyranny in Ethiopia. The reliance on foreign powers to attain freedom from such a repressive power is futile and ineffectual that democratic forces need come together and pay the necessary sacrifice to bring about the demise of the dictatorial regime of Melese Zenawi all by them.
The two young activists arrested on the 14th of September are the true sons of Ethiopia politically inspired and adopted by Professor Asrat Woldeyes, the great son of Ethiopia who paid sacrifice in his honored soul languishing in the prison of TPLF/EPRDF for the sustainability of undivided Ethiopia. The present sacrifice being paid by the duo thus is a continuation of the struggle for Ethiopian Unity and territorial integrity the root of which is maintained on the slogan “You may kill one Asrat but thousands shall nurture upon his
honored death!” It is therefore the duty of all those in the opposition to stand up together and condemn this act of aggression and persistently demand the release of the two daring compatriots.
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