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Ethiopia’s Prime Minster May Have Used Mr. Antony Blinken as a Proxy

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Mesfin Arega
Marh 2, 2021

The US Secretary of state, Mr. Antony Blinken, recently called for the “immediate withdrawal” of Eritrean forces and Amhara regional forces from “Tigray”.  This is a crystal-clear interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign country.  It is more so in the case of Amhara regional forces.

A statesman of Antony’s stature would not issue such an undiplomatic statement about a “friendly country”, if not in consonance with the leader of that country, with whom he has had several discussions before issuing the statement.  Hence, the question is why would Ethiopia’s prime minster Abiy Ahmed want to use Mr. Antony Blinken as a proxy.  In particular, why would Abiy Ahmed ask Mr.  Blinken to demand the withdrawal of Amhara regional forces?

Based on the measures he took since he became Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed is widely regarded as the undeclared chief executive of Oromuma, the stated goal of OLF (Oromo Liberation Front) to establish an Oromo empire covering most, if not all, of present-day Ethiopia as well as parts of neighboring countries.  As such, Abiy Ahmed can realize his dream of completely oromizing Ethiopia, if and only if he can reduce the so-called Abyssinian regions (Tigrai and Amhara) to vassal regions of Oromia, led by confused or convinced subservient puppets.  Now that Tigrai has become one, the one and only obstacle to the realization of Oromuma is the Amhara region.  Therefore, anything and everything which would make the Amhara region bigger and stronger should be fought tooth and nail, using any and every available means.

The reincorporation of Welkait and Raya to their rightful Amhara region would no doubt make the region the most powerful in the country, rendering Abiy’s dream of oromizing Ethiopia forever irredeemable.  Therefore, this reincorporation must be blocked by any means necessary, including diplomatic.

First, Abiy Ahmed demanded the withdrawal Amhara regional forces from their own lands, through a well-known official of his puppet administration in Tigrai, Mr. Abraha Desta.  Then, to give the demand more weight and, more importantly, to frighten the Amhara region officials into submission by implicating them of genocide, Abi Ahmed gave an ultimatum through the foreign minister of the United States, Mr. Antony Blinken.

Mr. Blinken may have his own reasons for requesting the withdrawal of Eritrean forces from Ethiopia, eventhough this would still be interference in the internal affairs of sovereign Ethiopia.  However, he would use hearsay to accuse Amhara regional forces of genocide and to demand their eviction from their own land, only at the behest of the anti-Amhara Abi Ahmed.

Granted that American statesmen expertise in international politics is mostly nominal, even though the foreign secretary of the US is new to the job, one would expect him to be thoroughly briefed about the situation in Ethiopia before issuing any serious, albeit disrespectful, statement about the country.  In particular, he should have been well informed about the decisive infighting between the different factions of Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party.  However, when Mr. Blinken issued his request for the withdrawal of Amhara regional forces, he may not have realized that the shrewd Abiy Ahmed has outsmarted him by making him unwittingly take his side.

Truely, Abiy Ahmed is a master hypocrite whose deeds and words are diametrically opposite.  Just as he is dismantling Ethiopia for the sake of Oromia, while professing his deep love for her day and night, he is lauding the bravery of Amhara regional force, while conspiring with foreign powers to tarnish its name so much so that it would be labelled terrorist.

The Amhara regional force is the last line of defense to save Ethiopia (including, of course, Tigrai) from the plague of Oromuma.  The recent TPLF (Tigrai People Liberation Front) debacle has glaringly shown that the Amhara regional force, though poorly armed, is a formidable force that can easily handle any Oromuma force Abiy Ahmed can muster, however strong that Oromuma force may be.  The only way Abiy Ahmed can vanquish this regional force is by colluding with western powers under the pretext of genocide.

 

Mesfin Arega

mesfin.arega@gmail.com

6 Comments

  1. On point. Just like he was about to accuse Brigader General Asaminew of atrocities he is is trying to scare Amhara regional government. I will say that the leaders of the Amhara region are spineless cowards so the people must be the ones to say a BIG NO to this. Welkait and Raya are Amhara. TPLF is a terrorist group. The narrative from Amhara region should be that TPLF is a terrorist group still the the terrorist database. So the lands they took by force from Gonder are now back to Gonder. Will the Amhara regional leaders do this….. I doubt it

  2. I’m utterly astonished by your claim – that PM Abiy Ahmed is using the foreign minister of the greatest superpower the world has ever known as a proxy. Then we have to call Abiy THE SUPRIMO – or Chief of the Lords. Your immaturity is also explicit when you accuse Abiy for his identity – Oromummaa. How is that being an Oromo or “Oromoness” be a crime? Is “Amharaness” a crime? If Oromummaa is is problematic for you, it is not only against Abiy that you are running. It is against all of us. Good luck with that.

    • Well, well, @Yeneneh! Here we go! What an astounding arrogance, an astounding Stupidity from a man who knows it all and all powerful.

      Consider this, simpleton: all Abiy Ahmed to do is beg Blinken for help using usual his lies and cheating ways.

      The US might be a superpower but it is not all seeing, all knowing. prescient and so on.

      They have been cheated and mislead by Scoundrels and idiots like Abiy Ahmed – they were made to believe things that are not true or even farfetched and even conduct an expensive war.

      Have you heard of Ahmed Chalabi? Well, check him out, you will then know just how smart the US is. . .

      That was then, now, the US is being played by two con artists, a psychopath and psychopathic group that trained him – Abiy Ahmed and Co and the TPLF.

      Well, the same TPLF who have slaughtered and would slaughter their own people just to blame others. . . It is not just the Amhara, Abiy Ahmed would get anyone slaughtered to remain in power. . .

      TPLF and Abiy Ahmed are against the Amara and they would do everything and anything to make them suffer. . .

  3. You have no idea of the interest of the western, they do not want a sovereign Ethiopia they are trying to colonize us like TPLF did working for the west

  4. @Mesfin Arega,

    Thank you very much for the excellently argued and succinct article. Our country, Ethiopia, is in great danger, surrounded by enemies, ruthless and opportunist, and preoccupied with an almost criminally mismanaged war with the cancerous – the now almost dead and dying – TPLF that plagued the country for almost three decades and more.

    In these dangerous times, we so desperately needed competent and patriotic leaders in the country who will unify and rally and prepare all the Ethiopian people – from both inside and outside the country – and lead them to defeat the enemies of our country.

    In stead, we have the perennially incompetent, narrow tribalistic, greedy, stupid beyond believe, Abiy Ahmed and his ethno radical cohorts leading the country into an almost impossible corner – mismanaging everything they lay their hands on to get it there. . .

    In any case, the campaign against the Amhara has taken various forms, this is the latest, using others to attack them as proxy – but it will fail once more. Well, Ethiopia shall prevail despite the greedy mindless idiots trying to eat it, destroy it, from the inside. . .

  5. Garbage in garbage out views. As America is a great nation, they shall scrutinize the reliability of information and any of a State department actions or position has to be based on facts and truth. Those who failed upon demolishing of Ethiopia are working day and night on disseminating worthless and fake information to the world, no more game now.

    Ethiopian diplomatic missions (Foreign minister), diasporas and scholars have to message the situation to world communities on any of appropriate communication system, in stead of keeping silent and see what will happen.

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