By Adnew Wakjira
irreechamassacreThe TPLF junta has been daring Oromos to war and they are more than ready to take it on but this fascistic clique needs warning that  in this conflict imposed on the Oromo people there will  only be one victor  and that is not going to be the Tigrean ruling elite.

The Bishoftu butchery of Oromos in the hands of TPLF murderous forces should now be the single worst war crime committed against a civilian population by an Ethiopian regime in the contemporary history of the country. TPLF forces had committed carnage in the Ogaden, in Benisahngul, Sidama…and so on but none on the scale of the carnage in Bishoftu.

By massacring close to a thousand Oromos in such a closed space and short span of time,  Abaye Tsehaye and the TPLF murderers have surpassed the brutality of Graziani, their spiritual mentor, in the art of carnage.  Mussolini’s viceroy to Abyssinia had ordered the murder of thousands of innocent Ethiopians following a failed assassination attempt on his life. What makes this heinous crime more monstrous is the fact that the Oromos in Bishoftu were massacred just because they were Oromo. They were in Bishoftu to offer thanks to God for enabling them through the dark days of winter into the brightness of spring. Baga dukkana gannaa nubaafte iifa birraa Nuagarsifte. It was a joyous occasion. It was peaceful. It was unprovoked.

The TPLF are just as barbaric as Graziani. And just like Graziani’s actions at the time helped drive thousands of Ethiopians into the hands of the resistance fighters, the TPLF have forced millions of Oromos young and old into joining Qerroo to intensify the war of liberation against the Woyane fascist forces.

The paradox of this war is not only that it was TPLF- provoked, but it seems they are determined to pursue it despite all the odds stacked against them. There is only one victor in this unfortunate conflict the TPLF has imposed on Oromos and it’s not going to be the incumbent Tigrean political elite. It’s hard to fathom therefore by what reckoning the TPLF murderers are trying to hang on to power hereafter. The kind of naked aggression they committed in Bishoftu is blowing up in their faces already as the insurrection goes into a higher and decisive phase. The TPLF are going up in the smoke of the fire they started in Oromia and spread in the entire country now.

The TPLF’s sole claim to power, purportedly the equality of nations and nationalities, has long been exposed for what it actually is, a code word for divide and rule.  Although, unlike classical European colonialists, the TPLF did not openly espouse” mission civilise” as their motto while pushing southward from their base in Tigrai to control the entire country, it became abundantly clear soon that the underpinning of most of their actions and pronouncements was a chauvinistic fervor that they somehow represented a progressive and advanced political culture vis a vis the dominant ruling elite in the center . Well, whatever progressive thinking that may have driven their agenda initially did not last long as their control of full political power and wealth resulted in arguably the most corrupted political class in Ethiopian history. Nowhere else is Lord Acton’s dictum that” power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”  truer today than in TPLF’s Ethiopia.

If the TPLF staked their claim to power on addressing Ethiopia’s most preeminent political question, the nationalities issue, ironically they managed to remain in power by manipulating the same. They had reached the self-serving conclusion that Oromos and Amharas, as the” eternal arch enemies” cannot  coexist under one roof and to maintain the unity of the nation we need an arbiter in perpetuity. Hence  the TPLF as the only third force at the center of the state that can keep peace and stability in Ethiopia in particular and the Horn of Africa region at large.

For long Western countries had bought into this Woyane narrative giving them generous financial and military assistance as a bulwark against Islamic extremism. But the coming together of minds among the Oromo and Amhara communities in the wake of the Oromo protests….now a full- fledged anti-colonialist struggle….ushered a paradigm shift in the Ethiopian political landscape. This development sent shock waves into the TPLF ruling circles. It will prove to be a political event of far-reaching consequences for the future of Ethiopia and its diverse peoples. The Amhara uprising for land and their political rights that followed soon got a reciprocal support from Oromos and as such of necessity the two are coming even closer as political communities.

The TPLF leaders, those architects of division and destruction, were so shocked and outraged by the coming together of Ethiopia’s largest population groups that they were left  incredulous, so much so that it was attributed to a cardinal policy failure, namely the policy of divide and conquer. The prescribed solution: Tehadiso. The TPLF narrative that the two groups were supposed to remain  forever antagonistic, let alone demonstrate political support for one another, was proven false.  Every Woyane agendum is binned one after another. And eventually, Woyane will be binned itself which will mark the end of death, destruction, division and misery for millions in Ethiopians.

Now Woyane’s Tehadiso is in full swing and this time it means pitting Somalis against Oromos against Amharas. Their earlier machinations of pitting Oromos against Amharas, Christians against Moslems and so on… had all flopped one after another and this one will no doubt meet the same fate.

The Oromo revolution for self-determination and democracy, following its own natural progression, seems to be at a decisive and irreversible stage despite the fact that Oromos are fighting the fascist regime’s well – armed and highly trained Agazi forces. At this moment, the enemy is far superior in organisaton and fire power but we will eventually emerge victorious because we’re engaging the enemy in our backyards, our meadows and forests; above all, we have a motive to fight for, our freedom and dignity. And we have justice as well as a growing number of friends on our side. We should nurture this burgeoning solidarity and friendship by showing Oromo wisdom, patience and generosity. We should resist the temptation of overplaying our hands in the interest of peace and the future of our children.  The time is not far away when the famous Oromo cherished attribute of garaa bal’lummaa will be tested by complex and difficult issues that will unfold before us. We may be the victims now but all the calculus of power suggest that roles may be reversed sooner than later and Oromo leadership will become indispensable whether we like it or not. Then we cannot shy away because it’s going to be a historical responsibility. Let me take a leap of faith here and suggest the overall quest for democracy in the entire nation will amount to naught without Oromo leadership. We will then be able to see the symbiotic nexus between self-determination and democracy.

A little carried away, you may suggest, but a realistic scenario worth our time preparing for now in my view. But at this very moment Oromos at home are engaged in a life and death struggle with the TPLF murder squad, the Agazi, dying in scores perhaps in hundreds every day. They need our all-round support, material, financial, moral, political and we should be ready to stand by them. Our freedom fighters have transformed the struggle and are meeting fire with fire. And as it gets more and more desperate, the enemy will commit worse crimes than even Bishoftu. Rumours of deploying fighter jets against civilian populations are now rife. There is talk of planned mass murders of Oromo prisoners, this time by poisoning their food and drinks. I am hoping our people at home are made aware of these and other criminal intentions of the enemy so they can possibly guard against them.

Victory is Certain.

15 thoughts on “The TPLF Want War and Oromos Will Give Them One: The Last Gasps of a Fascist State

  1. I am having a vision that the world will see Abay tsehaye’s body in the same way it saw Gadaf’s body coming out of the cave where he was hiding.

  2. I love the way you put it. Your writings put clear
    & concise message to TPLF. I DOUBT they will
    understand it. I bet all, Oromo- Amhara-Sidama-Gambela-Guraghe-Konso-Ogaden -Benshangul-Afar team would reservation Ethiopian Flag and stand on the graves of Abbay Tsehaye et als in 2009.
    Under Woyane, Ethiopia lost its prides, our little
    girls sold to outsiders, our farms were given for free to buy them influenced, our votes were trashed, we got butchered in our birthplaces, often private homes. Mothers, toddlers , elders
    father’s killed without provocations. All these
    shows woyanes are far worse than their fascist
    If each and every one of us forget these flagrant Genocides TPLF imposed on us for leftover cramps of bread, we are not sons nor
    daughters of heroic Ethiopians that beat a cap outs those earlier fascists.
    Unite, face home grown barbarism that TPLF imposed on us. NEVER BE DUPED BY SLEEZY DOUCHEBAGS, CALLED WOYYANES!!!

  3. It is sad that ethnic politics is taking a center stage; Ethiopia is heading to a very dangerous unprecedented slipping road which may lead to no more Ethiopia. Our great-great grandfathers fought and died for ONE Ethiopia. They passed us beautiful and colorful Ethiopia. BUT we are on our way destroying her. Their blood is screaming laud! Whether you are Oromo, Amhara or Tigray which are the driving force for Ethiopia distinction, in particular the young and restless generation, who lacked a clear direction, confused, misinformed and mislead. It would be a matter of time ethic war, distraction even Sharia law anything possible and at the end, ceased Ethiopia as ONE country. Once is done, there is not turn back. We saw Somalia and other countries distraction. If you are a follower of Jawar Mohammed, Berhanu Nega and the ethic division creator, EPRDF organization propaganda machines; their common denominator is destroying Ethiopia unity fabric. Just imagine what Ethiopia would look like unless we change course of direction right now before it is too late. Change will come slowly but surely without destroying Ethiopia as long as we stand united under one flag GREEN! YELLOW ! RED!

    1. It is not about a fascist state but about a fascist front (tplf) or tigrian liberation front that controls the military, the economy, the politics and all else in order to enrich the very few by brutally exploiting the majority.

    2. Yehararworke,

      Forget your medieval melancholy and grow up to live and let others live too. Repeating your routine self centered liturgy of my way or no way will only lead to the dead end instead of the open highway.

  4. 1. Various media including ESAT, OMN shall call repeatedly (repeatedly!) defection of military and police from TPLF. These military forces should mix with their respective community. Don’t wait call from leaders only. If this doesn’t happen, it is very difficult to wear military clothes and weapon but blame civilians are attacked at other community. When military forces involve, for example from TPLF to attack Oromo, this lead to anger civilians on other civilians from where the military force belongs to.

    An example, Tigree must call their Tigray military forces to defect from TPLF and recombine to their Tirgay community than to remain attacking Oromo, Amhara….. If this doesn’t happen, Tigree civilians will be victim of other civilins as far the military force belongs to Tigee. The same holds true to Oromo, Amhara etc. There is no single reason why Oromo military march with TPLF to occupy Amhara. There is no single reason Amhara military march with TPLF in invading Oromia. Media now should call those forces to go to their community. If this will not happen, it is serious as civilian will likely be attacked.
    Role of media , media…..

    2. Some people intend to draft paper works for transitional government. However, this is the least to waste time and at most risks toward civil war. Paper will be relevant only after TPLF would be destroyed. Paper work should consult with elders, younger, men, and women. This make true participation of all people, and not only those who are living aboard and state as if they only knew for all people. Paper work is not a big deal!

    Practically and feasibly, the paper work can be done with in 1 year upon dismantling TPLF….

    3. Participation of all people (not rhetorically but with practical action) is very important to eliminate TPLF. However, as of this week, except slogans, there is less or no practical actions are observed across except by Oromo. Where is action of Amhara today, for example in closing road? Here media must play great role!

    4. Fool remains tools of TPLF. learn lesson! For example, TPLF used ogdean to attack Ogdean. Nowadays, most population of ogdean are women. Now TPLF is using Oromo to attack Oromo. Oromo must stand with people to attack TPLF.

    5. Unlikely independent investigation is accepted by TPLF until 11th of the hour. At this time though TPLF has no way to way out. To live in peace, now, TPLF must resign.

  5. Yes, War? they will have it. No fears of bullets for the last 11 months. Now it will be a miller time show of the Heroism that Charcetrizes the Oromo-Ethiopians.

  6. Yehararworke

    Do you know the best medicine which will cure Ethiopia’s chronic disease ? Very simple thing, abandon Haile Silassie’s rotten idea of “One country, one religion and one flag”. Of course we have one country Ethiopia, but not one religion and one flag. What is wrong if Oromos or others have their own flags ?
    I am sure, you know how many flags has USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, and even the African countries like Kenya, Nigeria etc. ? The problem is not the problem of flag, but the problem of respecting all the nations and nationalities as equal. Only love, respect and tolerace will save our country Ethiopia from being dismantled. We have to understand that love is stronger than and kind of weapon, with which dictators try to suffocate the peoples. I am not in fever of Ethiopia’s collalpse, but everything depends on how the intellectuals of that country act.

  7. Yeharerwork,

    The old guards like you and the outdated thinking is what brought us to where we are today and yet you preach the same old the same old that has been tried and failed miserably already. The 1970th and later the 1990th change as already killed and buried your thought. Now it is 21 century, people even fight for their sexuality let alone the identity they are born into, the culture they are raised in, and the value instilled in them as a result. You better learn and respect people for what they are, accept how they define themselves. You cannot impose your will and identity on others; we have been there, we lived through it, it stinks! Yoke !

  8. What we see is the end of tplf but what will come next scares me. Let’s just hope utopia separates peacefully without genocidal infighting between diehard unionists and separatists. What we have learn so far from this so called country is it will never become democratic and fair so long the will of minority habasha is imposed on the rest of ethnic groups.
    Tplf is being more and more brutal because they want go their own way and Amhara want the opposite without compromising the utopian values and the oromo power and control they never had and they are open to unity if it means they rule the country. The Somalis are watching this with great interest. If utopia is to stay united it will not be a derg unity or the fake federalism of tplf but a real federalism with defined borders and fair distribution of wealth and power. With four or more official language that is non negotiable conditions for unity.

  9. Ethiopians, fear your own fear. BEST TIME for all is from what we do taday, to get there.
    In brand new Ethiopia you will have your dreams weaved into building this country we all call home. IF you want woyane like regime,
    you have seen it for last 25 years, lootings,rapes,expultions, death camps that is
    torching Amharas Oromos brightest and the best in places like Birrshalako , Awash Arba.
    If you are scared, you must be woyane or its STD infested douchebag and hang yourselves.
    Alas, case closed.
    Join Z-Revolutions that removes THE World class PARASITES WoyaneTPLF off the back of honest Ethiopian people Now!!!!

  10. The giant ( Oromia ) is not yet completely awaken, but it is opening its eyes and wringling to rise up. If it rise up and stand on its leg, TPLF will put down all its arsenals and kneel down in front of the Giant. Then Giant will think over what to do with the ghoul-TPLF. It is inevitable.

    The tide ( Oromos ) is rising to the TPLF’s neck. There is no way of escaping such a gigantic and swift tide.

    TPLF is deceiving its people Tigrayans and itself by trying to rule the 94 million Ethiopian population by gun. Alas ! Things are slipping away from its hands gradually and peoples will win their stolen freedom back be it evolutionary or revolutionary.

  11. Xawola yokin muka miismari dhedhera itti
    woranatin dildila GURGUDO durssa affa. Kunis
    goma onkolata dhosun u gura. Qilaetis udumissu hindandaA. Hayes itti hidhun qoricha. BOBAYAS ITTI JISSUN IBBIDI QABACHUN NIDANDAama.
    irrayi fagotti rassassan hallelus mejjaya.

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