The roar of the Lion. By Yilma Bekele

August 9th, 2016 Print Print Email Email

August five a booming noise was heard throughout Ethiopia and the source of the loud roar was none other than from the lion’s lair, the ancient city of Gondar. The brave people of Gondar lifted the smoke veal that has been blurring our vision. They just did not demand justice for themselves. They demanded justice for all of Ethiopia’s children. What less do you expect from a real Lion?

They demanded the release of Bekele Gerba the brave son of Oromia. They applauded our gallant Muslim citizens and raised their voice against the injustice done to them. The fire that has been smoldering all over Ethiopia the last twenty five years exploded in Gondar, appeared in Bahr Dar, moved to Dire Dawa, went East to Nekemte, was felt in Addis and is expected in Shashemene and further south.

The people of Gondar in one bold stroke undid what Weyane has been trying to erase for over the last thirty years. They told Woyane in no uncertain voice ‘we are children of the same mother’ and no amount of hate will come between us! It might appear strange to some but most people knew trying to break Ethiopia apart is not a winning idea. There is always a fool that has to try. Woyane is the latest fool that tried that. They are falling like autumn leaves right in front of our eyes.

I know their fall has been predicted many times before but it never happened. It has been eleven long years since Kinijit. The struggle never stopped. Woyane under Meles reset their agenda and embarked on selling all of Ethiopia’s assets. The opposition with its limited resources continued to shine a bright light on the bankruptcy of the system and the dangers associated with such greed to stay in power. Our people organized inside the belly of the enemy.

Gondar is the culmination of years of pent up rage against Woyane injustice. The solidarity by Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa, Nekemte, Ambo, Shashemene is a crowning moment in our history and a new chapter in our attempt to form a just and free Ethiopia. Our people are confirming what we have all been saying all along. We are one people and that is what has made our country free and strong ever since time immemorial.

What we see in Ethiopia today is that we are all united against injustice. From Gondar to Dire Dawa to Nekemte we all want one thing – to live free as one people. There is only one organization that is denying us our freedom. It is Tigrai people Liberation Front (TPLF – ህዝባዊ ወያነ ሓርነት ትግራይ-ሕ ወ ሓ ት) The Organization does not represent the dreams and aspirations of the people of Tigrai. At the same time it is people of Tigrean origin that have greatly benefited from the tribal system. It is this system Ethiopians have come together to destroy once and for all.

The Tigray Liberation Front is trying to paint this either an attempt by Shabia G7, OLF or the good old charge of Interahamwe and other enemies. This time it is not going to work. The discontent is too wide spread. The crime by the Tigray regime is too blatant and obvious not to be noticed by all Ethiopians. The economy is hitting bottom and foreign enablers are having second thought about the mafia group that is refusing to act grown up. There is no section of the society that has not felt Woyane injustice.

The last week Tigrai Woyane troops have killed over ninety Ethiopians that were peacefully marching to show their discontent. Thirty three were from Ormia and twenty from Gondar as reported by Reuters and ESAT. Ethiopians of Oromia region have lost over three hundred people the last year and murder has not slowed their resolve to bring justice.

In twenty sixteen it is a little strange and depressing to witness a Government sending professional soldiers trained for war to stifle dissent and gives the order to shoot to kill. We, living in the outside should appeal to our family and friends to make our soldiers see the big picture and understand the consequences of obeying illegal order. It is heartwarming to see Federal Police and local Forces refusing to obey the regime and the news from Godar and vicinity where our soldiers joined the population with their weapons as a gift is the best of them all.

If you are an Ethiopian with any sense of dignity you can not fail to notice the highly offensive system being built by Tigrai Woyane in Ethiopia. It shows utter disrespect to all other Ethiopians. It is not healthy and that is not the way forward. History tells us about the early years of the United States and the consequences of slavery that is still being felt today. It is taking a long time to correct that major mistake. The protest by the children of Ethiopia is proof that we have learnt a valuable lesson and we know a solid foundation is a must to build a just and equal society.

Who would argue with that except Woyane. That is understandable because the few are causing pain to the many while they are living life to the fullest so they think. The people of Ethiopia have embarked on a final battle against injustice as exemplified by ugly Woyane. The death toll is bound to go higher. It is sad but that is the way of war. What makes war happen is when the many sit and allow the few to bully. What makes a short war is when the many unite and put the bully in his place. This is where the individual Ethiopian count. We in the Diaspora count big.

Are you with the Ethiopian people or are you with Tigrai Woyane. It is a very simple questio. Are you feeding or starving the enemy is what we all want to know. Please this is no time to be dancing around. Whatever you have been doing in the past, tomorrow our people ask you to give it a second thought and see if you by any chance have been feeding the monster and if you are stop it!

Our people from Gondar and all their allies have shown the way. The level of organization, the discipline of the Freedom March, the super heartwarming presence of our flag looking more beautiful than ever before has become an occasion for a grown up to cry with delight. No need to mention the wide grin on everyones face to see the picture of Bekele Gerba in Gondar! It is obvious the people of Gondar and Welkait are up to something. It is more than clear our gallant freedom fighters have finally laid a beautiful foundation for the children of Ethiopia confront the enemy on all four corners of our ancient land. It is no secret the sweat and labor invested in Eritrea is finally coming home to protect the peace, defend our family and serve our people.

Our sons and daughters are paying a price with their life asking for our freedom and equality. The war has started and there is no going back. It is freedom or slavery. The Tigrai Woyane government is skilled at killing its own people. Killing unarmed civilians it that what they are good at. They did not fair good in Somalia. Shabia made their Lt. General and his staff weep with fear and shame. The crime they have committed the last twenty five years, the hate they have developed to the rest of us has sapped all the humanity out of them. Yesterday we are told they fought to bring justice and today they are fighting to deny justice but they don’t see it that way. The spark that ignited in Gondar with our help and our peoples boundless courage is going to make them see it is not a good idea to mess with a sleeping Lion

  1. Long live Ethiopia
    | #1

    As the provirbial s—t hits the provirbial fan, the tplf goons are still slambring about how the sweet plunder is going to continue for ever. Weak up the grip you had on the tiger”s tail is just sliped through your fingers. Whatever you do the tiger alrady turned its head to check what you are made of ” are you really the one who used to claim you shook the mountain from its foundation ” NOT Really. when the gun shows up you coil like a snake that got a bitting on its head. Is there any thing particularly Golden about you that would intitled you to controll 99% every Ethiopian aspher of life ranging from the military to the economi using your Gun.Not really Dear tplf goons, but what it proves is that you are proven common robber with stolen gold in your damn hand.Nothing more nothing less.

  2. tekkaw
    | #2

    members of the so called ‘Ethiopian defence forces’ are slowly deserting the evil fascist woyane thugs in large numbers.

    history is being written by the heroic deeds of Assefa Mulugeta of Gojjam ,and others, who was one of those soldiers sent out by the evil woyane junta to shoot and kill his own community members, is particularly noteworthy. this true son of Gojjam , a patriot and a hero refused the orders of tplf and instead killed 4 of the brutal evil woyane soldiers before shooting himself and gave his life to the cause of our people.

    woyane thugs now rely on their own agazi militia , ethnic tigre recruits, set up to protect the interests of tplf mafia. these agazi dogs are butchering unarmed people mercilessly. the rest of the soldiers in the so called ‘Ethiopian defence forces’ must sided with people of Ethiopia and turn their guns on the fascist tplf thugs. the satanic tplf do not trust them or want them to work under agazi order.

  3. Anonymous
    | #3

    ሁለተኛው አካውንቴ እየሞላ ነው…እንቅስቃሴው ፈታን እና ጥሩ አካሄድ አለው::
    ከ እንግዲህ ባለው ክፍት ቦታ ማድረግ ምፈልገው (የ ጨ.ህ.ት) ማለት ጨቅዋኝዋ ህወአት ትግራይ ደጋፊዎችን ነው:;
    የዛሬው ድንቅ ዜና አባይ ጸሃዬ ‘ አማራ’ ብለው ፌዴሬሽን ላሉት ክልል የበላይ ጠባቂ ሆኖ ተመደበ የሚል ነው
    በነገራችን ላይ ይህ አሁን በኢቶጳ ያለው የፌዴሬሽን ክልል አሰራር ካርታው ተስሎ የመጣው በሰአሊ መለስ ዜናዊ ከደደቢት በረሃ ነው
    ~ ለዚህም ምስክር የአቶ ኢሳያስ አፎርቂን ከኢሳት ጋር ያደረጉትን ቃለ መጠይቅ ማድመጥ ጥሩ ማስረጃ ነው::
    ~በግዜው ካርታውን ይዞ መጣና አሳየኝ ያሉት አቶ ኢሳያስ …ጥሩ እንዳልሆነ እና የ እርስ በ እርስ ግጭት ሊያመጣ ይችላል ብለው እንዳረሙት እና ምክር ጭምር እንደለገሱት ይናገራሉ::

  4. Baijenqu
    | #4

    At the beginning, the enemy dared to pick up a fight with Ethiopians not having known it would have licked its own bloody wound, and then would have died endlessly eternal volcanic hell. Now, the enemy is on its second phase to meet its bitter fate, it is so sour and bitter to the point where it would condemn the day on which it was incepted and the day on which it came into Ethiopia. This, the enemy of the all had been chased out like a terminally sick dog everywhere it is found roaming around to bite citizens. This enemy is, the enemy that had been known to all Ethiopians since its inception to its coming into Ethiopia via invasion in 1991. Sure enough, the enemy will not perish anywhere but in Ethiopia. But there shall never be burial grounds for the enemy as it will get recycled in multiple deaths until it is transformed into its nothingness.

    We, Ethiopians march hand in hand in tandem singing the song of freedom in unison while beating the enemy wherever it is available in the lands where it should have never been, until it swallows in the death of capsule that is delivered to it in a package, all in one as it had been prescribing to it when it set its feet in Ethiopia.

    Victory to all Ethiopians.
    Unending death to the enemy.

  5. Freedom
    | #5

    As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for as it may happen. The vast majority of people from Tigrai, especially the elite ones, always tell me with a 110% confidence that the Amhara people are so self loving and selfish, they will never fight or go to war as it will lead them to experience discomfort, loss of wealth or life which they will avoid by any means necessary. In other wards, the tigria elite were non stop/day and night daring and touting the Amhara people to fight assuming the they will never ever fight. So, their wish is fulfilled as the Amhara people are fighting like warriors in the tradition of King of Kings the greatest emperor of Ethiopia, Emperor Tewodros. We in diaspora, who are light years away from danger and discomfort, should contribute in any way we can to help our people who are fighting TPLF thugs. We are better suited to participate in information war and financial contribution. Keep the fight on and never/ever give up the Amhara, Oromo and other brave and patriotic ethnic groups. Victory is around the corner. We in diaspora are 110% with you until our ultimate goal of creating a free and democratic Ethiopia is achieved. As TPLF thugs value property a lot more than human life, it is very effective to hit them where it hurts the most, “DESTROYING THEIR PROPERTY, SUCH AS VEHICLE, BUSINESSES, BUILDINGS ETC. It will deny them wealth that will be used to buy weapons to loot, kill and enslave more Ethiopians.

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