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Andrew Korybko

The ā€œinternational registerā€ for tabulating damages from Russiaā€™s special operation and the corresponding ā€œinternational mechanismā€ for obtaining restitution from it, both of which will be established as a result of this scandalous resolution, set the precedent for the US-led Westā€™s Golden Billion creating the same against Ethiopia too in order to also punish it through similar ā€œlawfareā€ means.

The General Assemblyā€™s approval of the UN Resolution on Ukrainian reparationsĀ amounts to the creation of ā€œlawfareā€ toolsĀ thatā€™ll be weaponized by the US-led Westā€™sĀ Golden BillionĀ forĀ HybridĀ WarfareĀ purposes against the jointlyĀ BRICS- andĀ SCO-led Global South in theĀ New Cold War. The ā€œinternational registerā€ for tabulating damages fromĀ Russiaā€™s special operationĀ and the corresponding ā€œinternational mechanismā€ for obtaining restitution from it set the precedent for creating the same against others too.

The Northern Ethiopian Conflict was hitherto the top proxy war of the New Cold War prior to theĀ peaceĀ agreementĀ that was signed between the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) and the TPLF earlier this month. That outcome was made possible by the GOE convincing the TPLF that they were being exploited as proxies by the Golden Billion, who wanted to fight the former to the last Tigrayan as punishment for its pragmatic policy of principled neutrality inĀ refusing to take their sideĀ against China andĀ Russia.

That US-led New Cold War bloc was understandably upset by this surprise development since they expected to indefinitely perpetuate their proxy war against the GOE. That explains why ā€œThe US Continues To Disrespect Ethiopia By Playing Word Games With The TPLFā€™s Nameā€ in order to signal its displeasure with this peaceful outcome as well as desperately attempt to rekindle hostilities. In the event that it fails with the latter objective as expected, itā€™ll likely try taking revenge in a different way.

To that end, it could weaponize theĀ illegitimate ā€œInternational Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopiaā€Ā that was also created through a scandalous UN Resolution similar in spirit to this weekā€™s one regarding Ukrainian reparations in order to punish Ethiopia under this false pretext. To explain, that framework could unilaterally expand through the participation of a US-led ā€œcoalition of the willingā€ to establish its own related ā€œinternational registerā€ and ā€œinternational mechanismā€ against the GOE.

The purpose behind doing so would be to ā€œlegitimizeā€ the fake news about the so-called ā€œgenocideā€ and war crimes that their target was accused of committed by the Western Mainstream Media (MSM) of committing across the past two years of the Northern Ethiopian Conflict. Upon manipulating popular perceptions to that end via this latest ā€œlawfareā€ dimension of Hybrid Warfare, the US could then have the artificially manufactured basis for continuing to meddle in Ethiopiaā€™s domestic affairs.

Even though the peace agreement already mandates that the GOE will assist with the Tigray Regionā€™s rehabilitation and cooperate with international agencies to that end, the US might nevertheless resort to ā€œhumanitarian imperialismā€ to politicize this process by claiming that Addis isnā€™t doing enough. It could refer to the tabulations shared by its ā€œcoalition of the willingā€™sā€ ā€œinternational registerā€ as supposed proof, after which the corresponding ā€œinternational mechanismā€ would be weaponized.

In practice, this could result in grossly exaggerated calculations exploited as the basis upon which to impose further sanctions against the GOE, all with a view towards trying to influence its independent foreign policy after the latest proxy war against it failed to accomplish this despite two years of trying. That scenario canā€™t be confidently dismissed by the GOE since its ā€œlawfareā€ infrastructure is already partially in place, hence why itĀ voted againstĀ this weekā€™s resolution as a means of preemptive defense.

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