Why Abiy let the Eritrean dictator to kill the people of Tigray?
W. Yilma January 10/2021
To start with, I want to say the following. In the history of mankind, no country in our world allowed a foreign countries to invade its own territory and killed, tortured, raped citizens; looted, destroyed, burned private and public properties, treasures, antiques, and old age artifacts; bombed Churches and Mosques; Ethiopia, under Abiy is the first country in the 21 st centuries allowed these to happen against the people of Tigray by inviting the Eritrean brutal regime and some fanatic terrorist advocate Arab countries who have hate against the origins of Christianity in the African continents. What is painful is to see when the Ethiopian military with no hesitation cooperated in atrocities committed by the Eritrean mercenaries and “Hutu” Amhara militias. It is only in Ethiopia, where religious leaders, renown individuals, and artists and their followers approved their cruel government to kill and tortured its own citizens brutally and mercilessly; It is only in Ethiopia where people are happy and celebrate when their fellow country citizens are suffered, deliberately exposed to starve, denied access to basic services by the government. Looking all these atrocities committed by Abiy and his cohorts against the people of Tigray, I do think many Ethiopians and their leader, Abiy do not want Tigray to continue as part of Ethiopia. Therefore, no matter how hard it will be and what sort of sacrifice it will demand, Tegarus should take this into consideration and start working to shape their future. As we know, since Abiy came to power, and claimed that he makes peace with Eritrea, he and Isayas has secretly occupied not to find ways and means how they could bring lasting peace between the people of the two countries, but how to eliminate TPLF from the political landscape of Ethiopian politics, and beyond. What is strange is that both these dictators think that it is not only to eliminate TPLF, but all infrastructures, and manufacturing industries built during TPLF era in Tigray should be completely demolished and erode from the history. If we scrutinize retrospectively, what Isayas has said after he accepted the so-called “peace deal” with Abiy in multiple occasions we can easily understood the fragility of the peace deal, in which the reason why Abiy was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. During his public appearance, at one time Isayas has said “the game is over”, which directly pointed his finger at TPLF. In another interview, Isayas clearly has said that Eritrea will no longer stay idle when it comes to Ethiopian internal affairs. In simple terms, he will shape the Ethiopian politics in a way it satisfied Eritreans’ Geo-political interest. In my previous articles, many of which were posted in this website, it was rare I missed to mention the name of the Eritrean dictator, Isayas Afewerki and his mafia style organization, Shabia. The reason I mentioned his name repeatedly is not because I appreciate dictators, but to show my readers the level of his cruelty not only to Eritreans, but also to other human beings. This man is a beast, intoxicated with hate against Tigrians in particular, and Ethiopians in general. I do not think this man have a sense of humor what other human beings have. Because many of us know this man, it is wastage of time to mention his crimes he committed against his own people who paid dearly sacrifices in creation of their own country, called Eritrea. To be honest I do not see in any society what I observed in Eritreans societies, to what extent they loved their country. Their affections to their government were continued after independent for some more years. Because of this Shabia was the first political organization in Africa who got affections by almost the entire citizens after its independent. However, because of the nature of the organization, Isayas badly abused his power trustfully given by the sacrifices of the Eritrean people. To make the long history short, since Shabia came to power and start functioning as a government of Eritrea, Isayas want to become the king maker in the entire Eastern Africa and since then things start worsening in the region. He first started war against Yemen, then Sudan, then Ethiopia and last with Djibouti. The war he started with Ethiopia change everything both for Shabia and for the Eritrean people. Since then, Isayas become the monster not only in our region but to the entire world. Eritrean administration become the causes of all problems we have seen in our region, a training center for terrorist groups. Currently, thanks to Abiy Ahmad, Isayas Afewerki is acting like unleashed Dog to engulfed the entire Eastern Africa with fire. Isayas has blood not only on his hands, but on his entire body. Many people either knowingly or unknowingly have different perceptions regarding the border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which was started May, 1998. In particular some Eritreans have indignation towards TPLF, and some even against the people of Tigray in assumption that it was TPLF/EPRDF who started the border war (at this time there are some Ethiopians, the Amharas who claimed that it was TPLF who started the Bademe war. But this is just to gain short term political advantages). Let me explain in short to the readers few information what I knew about the then war (I am not adding or knowingly missed to mislead the readers). As we know after the Eritrea independent, for almost 7 years the relationship between TPLF dominated EPRDF and Shabina was fair to say very good. But this does not mean they do not have differences in various issues pre- and post-Eritrean independent. They were also in discussions to demarcate the border between the two countries (in fact although this is not the cause the war was started at the middle of their discussions). I do not think there was a problem regarding border demarcation issue between the two parties. What I want to remind the readers is that for Shabia Bademe was not a hot issue for discussions, because it was TPLF who chase away Jebha from its base, Bademe by force. However, what was the fact is that it was Jebha who always raised in their discussions Bademe as part of Eritrea, not Shabia as I knew. Coming to my point, taking the advantages of unrestricted free access to Ethiopian economy, Shabia and his associates, openly without any controlling mechanism got free access to participate (it is better to say exploited) in Ethiopian economy in all sectors (leaving aside what was Shabia plan in Ethiopian economy). Because of this, Ethiopians business communities reach to the point where they no longer compete fairly with their Eritreans counterpart. In short, Ethiopians businessmen and women do not have fair economic competitions with foreigners in their own country. One example, let us say one Eritrean businessman/woman imported goods through Ethiopian entry ports, claiming that they will take the goods to Eritrea. In this case they will not pay tax to Ethiopian customs service in assumption that the Eritrean importer will take the goods to Eritrea, but sell the goods with less price in Ethiopia compared with Ethiopian importers who paid import tax and other fees at entry port. As a result of the seriousness of this unfair competition, the complaints of Ethiopians business communities, and some private printing medias outlets of that times start blaming the then TPLF/EPRDF. Because of this and the multiple complaints, EPRDF starts talking about this issue with Shabia, and sends delegations to Eritrea multiple times, but with no avail. The Eritrean government do not show interest to negotiate how the trade and other financial and currency issues should be handled between the two countries. Knowing this, EPRDF start taking some measures, and following this Shabia announced the new currency, Nakfa. Following new Eritrean currency, Ethiopia unveils new birr note. The measures taken by the two countries, and the failure of both sides in particular Shabia to settle through negotiations lead the Bademe war (it is the Eritrean government who started the war by invading Bademe and its environes). In general, Bademe is the pretext to start the war, with the main objective to force Ethiopia to comply with Isayas demands to get uncontrollable access to Ethiopian economy. Thanks to Abiy, currently, Isayas have got not only everything what he wants, but he is at war with the people of Tigray, and is acting as a foreign minister of Ethiopia.