Statement by President Joe Biden on the Crisis in Ethiopia

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  1. I don’t see any malice in this statement. It shows the President is aware that atrocities are not confined in one region but have happened throughout the country. Wars are always destructive and civilians are bound to fall victims in the mayhem. That is a dead giveaway. But it does not mean such victimization should be justified. Even in the chaos of wars those who harm innocent civilians and abuse prisoners must be held accountable. Yes atrocities during wars are rarely committed by soldiers who were insane at the beginning of the conflict but by those who have gone mad after going through the bloodbath in battles. I remember what one countryman who was lucky enough to escape Mengistu’s wrath told me back in the 1980’s. He told me how someone he knew very well changed after he joined one of those groups that supported Mengistu and he became a monster as the verbal rancor escalated into bloody confrontation. For those in wars the rise and fall of normal daily hustle bustle are long gone and replaced by constant fear and raw anger. To deny the presence of such brutes in the current conflict is the denial of facts of bloody wars. I am encouraged to learn that the regime there is admitting atrocities have been committed on innocent civilians. It has reported the prosecution of those soldiers found guilty of atrocities but there were no details of their names and sentences. We should all remember that even Adolf Eichmann had his rights to an open and due process in court before he was sent to the gallows. Rounding up of soldiers and hand them quick verdict was Mengistu’s way of delivering justice. It ain’t gonna fly. This is one serious failure. This latest fallout with the USA is the result of complete diplomatic disaster by the PM Abiy’s Administration and it must fix that ASAP. Enough with playing victim. We heard that nuff already! 1936 this 1896 that will not cut the mustard. But I tell you this. If this diplomatic failure gets worse and end the regime up in complete control of either Moscow or Beijing expect a takeover by a military clique sending that country into a dizzying tailspin of countrywide civil wars. Then we will see the entire 120 million people on the move. Just thinking about that scares me witless.

    Yes I feel sad about this fallout but I am not giving up hope yet. With savvy and capable diplomacy it can be fixed. First stop crying over shoulders with this ‘sovereignty’ thing. Belarus despot is telling us that hijacking an airplane was done to protect the sovereignty of his country. So stop the nonsense and engage the West diplomatically. Your foreign. Diplomats should get off their lazy laurels and do some work for a change. Get up! GET UP!!!!!!!!!

  2. In many account what you stated is true. Diplomacy failure is part of it. But your comment is ONE directional. Monstrous acts are from both sides. The biggest of all monsters is the one to start a war. There were thousands of self serving reasons for TPLF not to start the war. But when you live in your own circle without the outside world reality, then you start to believe the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. We have seen it in world history multiple times. More than anything, the absence of the Tigrian people interest from all decisions TPLF made since they lost the PM election. Let alone for the Tigrian people they didn’t even think for themselves. i.e. to sit and enjoy the wealth they accumulated by all means over the 27 years. They were given total and unconditional mercy for what they have done.

    Well, back to the US policy and who is doing what. Remember Howzen? Orchestrated public stunt! It did work then. Now who is fueling the opening they got from the western media and administrations? The remaining TPLF forces are doing most of the atrocities on their own parents, brothers and sisters. Keep in mind, from the start they don’t worth a thing for TPLF.

    As the famers and the big majority of the Amhara people didn’t get a thing in the 40 years rule of the king, the Tigrian farmers didn’t get anything from TPLF’s rule of almost 30 years.

    Ethiopians in western world need to voice their opinion about what is going on. As Cuban Americans are voting based on their solid Cuba policy, we do also need to vote based on our country’s interest.

    The war is also on copy and paste false narrative social media. Information is power!

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