The pulverized ego of tyrant Zenawi By Robele Ababya

June 2nd, 2012 Print Print Email Email

Stunning demonstration in Washington D.C

The nauseating naked act of savagery inflicted on the Ethiopian people unseen in the country’s long history is what has been and is driving increasing opposition to the reign of terror perpetrated by Meles Zenawi throughout his days in Dedebit cave, his ascendancy to power in 1991, and his Stalin-like tight grip on power up to the present ironically with the generous all round immoral support of western donors.

The unprecedented mammoth demonstration (starting on 18 May 2012) against tyrant Meles Zenawi in Washington D.C and the exceedingly heroic feat of bravery of its kind accomplished by Abebe Gellaw in exposing the heinous crimes of the monster in front of world leaders was a victory for Ethiopia and her citizens in quest for peaceful change which is continually being openly rejected by the tyrant. The picture below reflects the pulverized ego of Zenawi – the image of the demoralized, broken, timid genocidal tyrant Zenawi that will go down in the annals of history along with the slogans: Brutal Dictator; Pathological Liar; Mass Murder; et al written on the placards carried by the patriotic demonstrators. As I said some time ago we shall “Never give up hope; never relent in carrying out the noble duty of fighting for freedom with uncompromising spirit in the pursuit for a united, democratic, prosperous and multi-cultural Ethiopia that is equal to all of her citizens under the rule of law.”

Ascendancy to power

Tyrant Meles Zenawi was catapulted to power by the vindictive government of the USA only because the politically immature Mengistu Hailemariam broke five bottles filled with red ink (symbolizing blood) by throwing them against ground condemning, at a rally organized near the soccer stadium, among others American imperialism and demonstrate the left leaning policy of his government. It is known that a US diplomat in Addis Ababa made a protest demanding whether what Mengisu did was a declaration of war.
The novice President Carter in foreign policy matters drove Ethiopia to the armpit of the defunct USSR by refusing to supply military equipment for which Ethiopia had paid; this refusal took place at the period of impending Somali invasion. Many of us at the time passionately tried to assure American officials in Addis not to take the ignorant Mengistu seriously, but without success. This was the fate that beset our motherland immediately in the aftermath of the 1974 revolution and souring of relations with the Carter and subsequently the Bush Administration.
Albatross of crimes around the neck of Zenawi

The TPLF cadres are corrupt killers in cold blood in pursuit of material satisfaction at the expense of enslaved majority. Zenawi is burning with jealousy and hatred of anything good of Ethiopia including her ancient history and mosaic cultural heritage binding the people inseparably together. His all-pervasive heinous crimes and betrayals of vital national interest cut across several critical issues that are detrimental to the existence of Ethiopia on the map.

The anguish of wailing mothers who had lost their sons, daughters, husbands and loved relatives pains my heart everyday; the tortures meted out to prisoners of conscience at the infamous Qalitty dungeon upsets my life; the silence of western powers to condemn heinous crimes including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes; the fact that genocidal tyrant in my country is a puppet of outside powers running their errand.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama himself has seen the extent of bitterness of the masses of Ethiopian citizens at home and the Diaspora symbolized by the demonstrators and the heroic audacity of Abebe Gellaw in disclosing that bitterness.
The ill-conceived metaphor “the generation that shook mountains” coined its Agazi military was shattered by Abebe’s “cry of freedom” that reverberated in the hall; the revolutionary words so energetically uttered by Abebe must have shocked the TPLF regime to its foundation on seeing Zenawi scared and humiliated by the sheer sudden intervention by the celebrated hero at the moment the brutal dictator took the podium to speak at the forum on Agriculture and food security at the Reagan Building on 18 May 2012 under the chairmanship of President Obama in the presence of G-8 Leaders and senior US officials dignitaries and journalists from various countries. Zenawi paid the price of failure to secure the trust of people first than erecting high-rise edifices, build roads, and other infrastructures with borrowed money and foreign expertise and then complain that investors are responsible for the rampant corruption
The Communist China factor in our struggle for freedom

In terms of what experts call “power projection “communist China can hit targets of its choice anywhere on our globe by deploying its ground, naval, and air forces. China is a global power politically and economically posing a challenge to genuine democracy and universal human rights. It will do anything including political interference to protect its massive investment in the African continent. Those who doubt that China is not an expansionist power are making a terrible mistake by falling prey to the Chinese propaganda that its interest is strictly trade with Africa; doubters should read the history of China, including the famous ancient book titled “The Art of War” (written in Chinese language by Sun Tzu who lived in the 5th century B.C.) to appreciate its quest for world dominion. Note: Readers are advised to refer to the translation of Tzu’s book by Lionel Giles from Chinese into English.

The fact that China is providing expertise and electronic equipment to Zenawi’s regime to block free flow of information to Ethiopia from independent sources is a crystal-clear proof of its intension to side with dictators in order to defend its vast investment in Africa to guzzle the abundant natural resources of our continent. Ethiopians should regard this as a grave violation of its universal rights.

Ethiopians are demanding that there must fairness in International relations in all its aspects. The Chinese leaders must heed this demand and stop interfering in the internal affairs of Ethiopia. Ethiopians want self-reliance and freedom; they want to end the beggar mentally nurtured by genocidal tyrant Zenawi’s regime in the last 21 years must end. Ethiopians demand independent pillars of democracy including freedom of expression and association, which unfortunately China is interfering with by taking side with tyrant Zenawi.


1. Zenawi is a descendant of a traitor grandfather loyal to Mussolini. His goal has all along been to destroy Ethiopia by his appalling of divide and rule along ethnic and religious lines. From day one of entering Addis Ababa this abusive midget tyrant has been behaving like an invader unleashing his unbridled lashing tongue insulting everyone in the opposition camp from his fortress in the rubber stamp parliament. It is written in the Bible, Galatians 6:7 (King James Version): “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Zenawi’s cohort greedy supporters should expect that the related Proverb “As you sow so shall you reap” applies to their genocidal master. So our hero Abebe did the right thing in exposing the tyrant in front of world leaders including President Obama.

2. It was posted on Ethiomedia on 26 May 2012 that at a dinner party hosted by Seattle couple Getachew and Metti on 24 May 2012): (a) “Abebe expressed his gratitude for the outpour of love and admiration but urged that fellow Ethiopians should capitalize on the momentum, and consolidate the struggle for the reign of democracy and justice in Ethiopia”; (b) “The audience had attracted solidarity speeches by activists from Ethiopian Muslim and Oromo communities in Seattle, who stressed that they should never give any room for ethnic and sectarian divisions being perpetuated by the Meles regime. The message of the joyful night at Getachew-Metti residence was: “We are all Ethiopians, and if there are differences, they are differences within one family.”” I respect gratefully the couple for the example they had set.

3. There is hardly any ethnically pure group or individual. There are blood relatives of different religions of the same ethnic background. So any armed clash will amount to internecine.

4. I call passionately on the TPLF security and defense forces to force the immediate resignation of the genocidal Zenawi in order to avert internecine bloodshed.

5. Charles Taylor committed one of the most heinous crimes in human history for which he was found guilty and sentenced to 50 years in prison. What about Zenawi who has been committing heinous crimes and terrorizing the Ethiopian people for the last 21 years? Western donors must end their double standards by holding genocidal tyrant Zenawi to account for his heinous crimes.

6. The Chinese communist regime must not interfere with the struggle of Ethiopians for freedom, unity, liberty, dignity, democracy and territorial integrity of their country under the rule of law equal to all citizens.

7. Ethiopians owe a debt of gratitude to their hero Abebe Gellaw for invigorating their legitimate struggle for freedom. He must be rewarded by keeping the momentum generated by him going until Zenawi’s regime is shattered beyond repair.

8. Inter-faith relations: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism have existed in Ethiopia for centuries in relatively cordial relations exemplifying mutual tolerance second to none in the world. Uphold this invaluable asset.

Release all political prisoners including Andualem Aragie, Iskinder Nega et al

  1. kentu
    | #1

    Do you argue that we are not human i will explain why. assume erpdf(weyane) lost in faer election in ethiopia so weyane proposal for opposition yes you win the election so you have outhrity to run the government but still military security and police force are under eprdf or weyane still the oppoition they axeccept but not other world you will see what will happen in egypy election the moslim brotherhood wins the election but the government say yes you win the election but the militar, police and security is under old regim but here is issue the moslim brother hood they never axccept this they ask the government you loss the election you can leave any posts the want fullpower and they want the power tp panish for those they saffer for years that is why we the people sacriface in streets of egypt this are a real oppoition not Usbecouse we are not a humanbeing we are leaving for ouself like animal sorry for inconvince but that is true

  2. kentu
    | #2

    For all these stament which i mention is the above not bass immotion we see it in real ethiopia i will gave you un example presdent girma , tekeda alemu are the high position in derg regim thos are creating policees of the government but withen months they join weyane regim aretist solomon tekalin withen days change to weyane , lidetu, haylu shawil siye, birtukan where are they stll the coming oppoition we never trust them we the people are victems

  3. Anonymous
    | #3

    It is the fact that Woyanes came into power by using the ethnic card form the get go. It is unfortunate that some Ethiopians believed and bought what the two evil blood related cousins’ propaganda of hate and division and blamed and hated the poor Amharas who never gotten any special favors or treatments from the past mixed-ethnic Ethiopian leaders HaileSelassaie and Mengestu. The two tyrants, Isayas and Meles are responsible for the deaths of countless brave and brilliant teachers, high school and college Amhara students who loved their country very much. Now, our county and all Ethiopian Christians and Muslims from East to West and from North to South have become the victims of the hatemonger evil dictator Meles and the TPLF thugs.

  4. habte
    | #4

    Arabs, indians, chinese and a few corrupt and greedy hedge funds and stock market dealers who are out to make a quick profit are colaborating with the ruthless ethnicist dictators zenawi to kill of Ethiopia.

    ”Ethiopia. For sale

    The Ethiopian government, through the Agricultural Investment Support Directorate is at the forefront of this African Land Sale. Crops familiar to the area are often grown, such as maize, sesame, sorghum, in addition to wheat and rice. All let us state clearly, for export to Saudi Arabia, India, China etc, to be sold within their home market, not benefitting the people of Ethiopia.

    The Oakland Institute research “shows that at least 3,619,509ha of land (an area just smaller than Belgium) have been transferred to investors, although the actual number may be higher.” The government claims that the land available for lease is unused and surplus, this is disingenuous nonsense. Large areas of land are in fact already cultivated by smallholders subsistence farmers and pastoralists using land for grazing, all of which are un-ceremonially evicted. Villages are destroyed and indigenous people expelled from their homeland and forced into large scale villagization programmes. Human Rights Watch (HRW) in its report ‘Waiting Here For Death’ states, “The Ethiopian federal government’s current villagization program is occurring in four regions—Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz, Somali, and Afar. This involves the resettlement of approximately 1.5 million people throughout the lowland areas of the country—500,000 in Somali region, 500,000 in Afar region, 225,000 in Benishangul-Gumuz and 225,000 in Gambella.” Imposed movement then, often applied with force, in order to provide pristine land, free of any inconveniences to the corporate allies.

    Level growing field

    There are five areas of prime, fertile land up for grabs. Gambella is the largest where unbelievably a third of the region (around 800,000 hectares) is available. Indian corporations have already snapped up 352,000 hectares (ha) and around 900 foreign investors have so far taken advantage of this giveaway. Afar, The Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region, where 200,000 hectares has been leased or sold, Oromia, where three Indian companies have leased a total of 138,000 ha and Amhara, make up the reduced to clear rail.

    With the land grab crucially goes water – and the appropriation of this vital resource, both surface and ground water. Investors are allowed to do what they will with the land they lease, this includes diverting rivers, digging canals from existing water sources, building dams and drilling bore holes. The Oakland Institute in its report ‘Land Investment in Ethiopia quotes Saudi Star stating “that water will be their biggest issue, and numerous plans are being established (including the construction of 30 km of cement-lined canals and another dam on the Alwero River).” There are no controls imposed on foreign corporations whatsoever and no payment structure for ‘appropriating’ water is in place. These politically favoured investors are being offered carte blanche. Water supplies in Ethiopia are poor, even in the capital, where irregular mains flow is common in many neighbourhoods. There is water galore 90% of the Nile e.g. flows through Ethiopia, distribution though is inconsistent, maintained to be so some say, the people drained, exhausted and kept firmly in their place.

    In Gambella the government in 2011 offered huge areas of land to Bangalore-based food company Karuturi Global for the equivalent of $1.16 per hectare, to lease more than 2,500 sq. km (1,000 sq. miles) of virgin, fertile land for more than 50 years. This cost compared to an average rate of $340 per ha in the Punjab district of India, no wonder then that the CEO of Karuturi described “the incentives available to the floriculture industry in Ethiopia as “mouthwatering,” including low air freights on the state-owned Ethiopian airlines, tax holidays, hassle-free entry into the industry at very low lease rates, tax holidays, and lack of duties,” reports Oakland in its Ethiopia report. Up to 60,000 workers will be employed by Karuturi, who are paying local people less than $1 a day, which is well below the level of extreme poverty set by the World bank. The company will cultivate according to The Guardian 21st March 2011 “20,000 hectares of oil palm, 15,000 hectares of sugar cane and 40,000 hectares of rice, edible oils and maize and cotton… “We could feed a nation here”, says Karmjeet Sekhon, Karuturi project manager. Land and people for a few rupees, cushioned by a cocktail of sweeteners offered by the Ethiopian government, allowing the decimation of the environment and the destruction of lifestyles – generations old. And in a hurry, The Guardian found “the [land] concessions are being worked [by Karuturi] at a breakneck pace, with giant tractors and heavy machinery clearing trees, draining swamps and ploughing the land in time to catch the next growing season. Forests across hundreds of square km are being clear-felled and burned to the dismay of locals and environmentalists concerned about the fate of the region’s rich wildlife.”

  5. qqarrffa
    | #5

    Zinawi’s being captured will undoubtdly happen;although,the focus of our comman struggle must focus on multidirection and on multiple goals.Meles Zinawi and his partners in crime must also be removed and the system must be dismantled and demolished.That,we call it a total victory on the enemy.

  6. kentu
    | #6

    የና ታሪክ አሳዛን ታሪክ ነው ያለን እግዚአቢሂአር ዪክሪታ ያድርግሊን ኢንችሂ.በሂአድንበት አገር ማበላስሀት. በዚህ የሰላምና የደሞችራችይ አገር መቲተን ኢንክን መብታችሂን አናውኪም መንጊስት ባሰደከው ህግ ኢንካን መለማመት ኢናበዛለን. የመንግስት በት, ጊዚአዊ መጊብ ፎኦድ ስታምፕ, ህኪሚና ለምን ኢንድዚህ ኢንሆናለን ኢኒአ በታም ሰለሚኮችሀን ነው የምናገረው ዪገባናል አስተዳደካችሂን ነው አሁን ደግሞ የና በልጆጃችሂን ኢንዳይተላለፍ መብታችሀው በአሁን መተበከ አለቢን የፈለግቱን ሊብስ, ሚጊብ ቲምሂርት ጋደናጋቢችሃ ወዘተ.ኢኒአ አሁን ኢኒአ PHD በዩኒበርሲትይ መምሂር ሚን ዪሆናል ከናንተ አሊለዪም ችሂንከት አለቢን

  7. Zerayakob Yared
    | #7

    የላይኛዎቹ ሳይችሉ ሲቀሩና የታችኛዎቹ ሳይፈልጉ ሲቀሩ ስርአት ይገረሰሳል! የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ግን ለዚህ የሚያበቃ አስተዋይ አመራር አጣ!የራስ ጂኒ ነጋፊ ብቻ በዛበት!ጂኒ ነጋፊዎች እባካችሁን አባባላችሁን አጠር መጠን ጨመቅ አድርጉት! ማንም ይሁን ማን ቁንጮ ላይ ቁጢጥ ብሎ የነበረው፣ የሽረና የደብረታቦር አስደናቂነት ምን ጊዜም አይረሳም፣
    ባለጂኒዎች ለምታሳዩት መተባበር በማስቀደም ምስጋና!

    ጉዞአችን ወደኋላ ሳይሆን ወደፊት ብቻ ይመርሽ !

  8. TRUTH
    | #8

    Our only choice is to vanquish Zenawi’s regime. So UNITE for that noble aim.

  9. kentu
    | #9

    while i change my baby diapers still i can lead ethiopia. you know why the people are abused by old expire tradition there is no eyecontact, lough,gave opinion,you have noright to choose your own destny.but parents even if you became a parent exaple meles demoted most government officials from their postes. like siyum mesfin, abay tshaye, etc instead challeng him they apprciat him becouse that kind of post it was like a heal not the people of ethiopia but when they travel official vist and phorien interview.even siyum said himself i got relieve. most of them even they dont speak english, butit is ok in ethiopia. in 2005 there is election in zimbabwe so the oppoition party challenge the robert mugabe kill the wife of the opposition head but the next day still the opposition strick back but not in ethiopia. mengistu was visting the soldiers in frontline and he find tent so he ask them about the tent so the soldierstold him that one of their comanders mom died at age of 90 at that time he cant controlle his feeling and said you are not soldiers you make a tent infront line while young men die every day and gave them to demilish the tent but not in day 1993 while i serve one of big hotels in ethiopia as waiter i heard conversation between to weyane officials in tigrina they did,t realise i can hear so one of them told the other one do you think we can handle this situation?the other one replied dont worry all they are the same 1 grade and PHD holders

  10. Oda Tulu
    | #10

    The one and only solution is to kick out evil tyrant from power

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