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Thank You PM Abiy Ahmed for All You Have Done for Ethiopia! (From December 31, 2018)

August 1, 2022
 Al Mariam’s Commentaries
August 1, 2022

Author’s Note:

On July 26, 2022, PM Abiy Ahmed issued a Statement underscoring the importance of gratitude and especially to the Almighty for having helped Ethiopia face extreme challenges and (Alternate link for Statement.)PM Abiy’s Statement on gratitude to the Almighty addressed the manifest divine intervention in Ethiopia’s destiny.PM Abiy said all things are possibly with the Almighty.
[Adapted for an English-speaking audience, his Statement resonated the following themes.]Ethiopia was down for the count as she faced internal enemies and the mighty Leviathans of  the world ganged up on her.But Ethiopia rose up and continued the fight with the Almighty on her side.Ethiopia stared the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — War, Pestilence/Plague, Famine and Death —  and had her head bludgeoned and bloodied but unbowed.The freedom, independence and sovereignty of Ethiopia was defended and preserved by the blood of patriots who refused to surrender to terrorists and their foreign bankrollers.Ethiopians have lost much to bear in lives, treasure and peace of mind but they have also been blessed by the Almighty beyond measure.Ethiopia will always be victorious because she has the Almighty as her defense.Ethiopia is blessed to have such a great civilization and it is our duty to protect, defend and preserve it and share it with the world.

Ethiopia and Ethiopian have been blessed to finally take their place in the sun as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam shines its light on them..

“Thank God no matter what happens.”

Over the past four years, I have dedicated two commentaries to thank H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed for all he has done for Ethiopia.

I wrote the first note of thanks on December 31, 2018 in commemoration of his stellar achievements in the first eight months in office. Below is an exact reproduction of that commentary.

I wrote the second note of thanks on April 2, 2021, on the second anniversary of his taking office.

In April 2021, I was exuberantly optimistic hoping we had “finally seen darkness and the Princes of Darkness disappear before the sunlight of a brand new day.”

Exultantly, I expressed my cherished hopes paraphrasing Shakespeare.

We see the end of

the long hard winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun (son) of Ethiopia
And all the clouds that lour’d upon our Ethiopia House
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.

That was not to be.

In November 2021, the terrorist TPLF attacked the Ethiopian Northern Command and tried to sweep away our Ethiopia House in a river of  blood.

But the Ethiopia House proved immovable. It is still standing and will stand until the end of time.

Indeed, standing tall on a foundation of Ethiopian brotherhood and sisterhood and their unshakeable faith in the Almighty.

I Thank God Almighty for keeping Ethiopia Standing Tall and Proud!

Ethiopia’s enemies across the seas and oceans and its children-turned-enemies in its bosom wonder how Ethiopia always comes up on top and clinches victory against all odds.

I feel like telling them to go and talk to our long distance runners who crisscross the globe collecting gold medals like pebbles on the beach.

But I know better.

Paraphrasing the words of James Russell Lowell, Ethiopia is always victorious because she is protected by

Troops of beautiful, tall angels who enshield her from all wrong and wrongdoers…
Let Ethiopia’s enemies beware:
Careless seems the great Avenger; Ethiopian history’s pages but record
One death-grapple in the darkness ‘twixt old systems and the Word;
Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,—
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown, 
Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own ETHIOPIA.     

Our Ethiopia House keeps on standing tall and proud supported by the sinews of our fearless and vigilant Ethiopian National Defense Force and Regional Special Forces and their commanding officers.

THANK YOU! Ethiopian National Defense Force and Regional Special Forces and Commanding Officers.

I THANK the people of Ethiopia for making me personally proud for so many things, but most specially for conducting a peaceful election in 2021 and for coming together as one in the TPLF war on Ethiopia.

Ethiopia held its first ever democratic election certified by the African Union as free and fair. In many places, Ethiopians lined up to vote beginning  at the stroke of midnight.

When the terrorist TPLF swept across the land massacring, pillaging and plundering, Ethiopians came as one: ONE ETHIOPIA.

There are so many to thank but space will not allow me to mention them all. THANK YOU ALL!


Six days after PM Abiy took office on April 2, 2018, I pledged to support him however long, arduous or difficult the journey may be to get Ethiopia on the road to peace and prosperity.

I made my position clear three weeks after PM Abiy began work:

I am convinced more than ever that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Ethiopians… That generation is PM Abiy’s, not my Hippo (older) generation. Ethiopia’s fate and destiny hangs in the balance of their success and failure. I will do whatever I can to make sure PM Abiy’s generation succeeds because state failure, political failure, economic failure and social failure are not options for Ethiopia!

For me, it has all been about PM Abiy’s generation and the generation following.

When PM Abiy took office, I made a promise I could not keep.

I promised my generation, especially in the diaspora, will be water carriers as his generation did all of the heavy lifting in building Ethiopia.

But the Ethiopian diaspora, especially the elites who have had opportunities to be become water carries have chosen the path of becoming lords of those doing the heavy lifting.

So, as I thank PM Abiy, I also apologize to him personally for my failure and the diaspora’s failure to not stand up when her enemies blustered Ethiopia was down and out for the count.

I support PM Abiy Ahmed because he breathes Ethiopia, talks Ethiopia, walks Ethiopia, sleeps Ethiopia, dreams Ethiopia, imagines Ethiopia and lives Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is in his mind 24/7/365.

Doggone it! That is what I do everyday too!

But PM Abiy does much more than breathe, talk, walk, sleep, dream, imagine and live Ethiopia.

PM Abiy builds dams, roads, bridges and homes for poor grandmas in Ethiopia. He fights for Ethiopia in the battlefield and faces the enemy unafraid. He plans and develops strategy for the economy to deal with crippling sanctions.

PM Abiy speaks truth to the high and mighty of the world on behalf of Ethiopia. He tells them I’d rather be a free Ethiopian in my grave than live as a puppet or a slave of terrorists and their bankrollers.

PM Abiy is a man of integrity, honesty and will never compromise on Ethiopian unity and sovereignty.

PM Abiy teaches, “We are Ethiopians when we are alive. We become Ethiopia when we rest in her soil.”

PM Abiy teaches the willfully ignorant that the only way to win is with ideas not guns.

PM Abiy plants billions of trees. He is about to complete the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Ethiopia will export wheat to the world for the first time in its millennia-long  history.

I thank PM Abiy for his Medemer ideas.

When Ethiopians understand the true power of Medemer, Ethiopia will become ETHIOPIA INVICTUS! (ETHIOPIA UNCONQERABLE!)

I and all Ethiopians who support PM Abiy have much to thank him for, but we would much rather thank the Almighty for giving us a leader who will lead Ethiopians in our exodus out of poverty into prosperity, out of the politics of ethnic identity into our national unity and inspires us all to come together not just in our humanity but our greater divinity.


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[Reposted below in its entirety and original form in Al  Mariam’s Commentaries on December 31, 2018.]


Thank You PM Abiy Ahmed for All You Have Done for Ethiopia! (From December 31, 2018)

An open Thank You note to H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed

Dear Prime Minster Abiy:

For over a decade, I have used the last of my weekly commentaries to catalogue the crimes against humanity, the corruption and abuses of power that occurred in  Ethiopia during the year.

But not this year.

This year is very special for me.

2018 is a year of gratitude.

I believe I resonate the feelings of millions of Ethiopians in my expressions of gratitude to the Almighty first and to all of the young Ethiopians who, through their blood, sweat and tears, managed to liberate Ethiopia from the iron clutches of ethnic apartheid.

I also believe millions of Ethiopians share my expressions of gratitude to you and The Team for toiling behind the scenes for years to root out ethnic hate, religious bigotry and social division in Ethiopia.

PM Abiy, when the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF) broke the USD$1 million last week, you expressed gratitude to all Ethiopians scattered throughout the world “for having kept our word”, our promise.

When you have been doing all of the heavy lifting over the past 8 months, and millions of us in the diaspora could not lift a dollar a day to support the EDTF, I am not sure we deserve such overwhelming gratitude from you.

But I humbly accept your magnanimous expression of gratitude as the chairperson of EDTF on behalf of the Ethiopian Diaspora.

But I would like to tell you, in the poetic words of Robert Frost, we Diaspora Ethiopians know we “have promises to keep, And miles to go before we sleep, And miles to go before we sleep.” For the work of EDTF has only just begun!

I have written this personal note as an expression of my personal gratitude for all you have done for Ethiopia over the past eight months.

The Dream(ers) Team

I also belatedly thank you and so many others for your collective labor of love as  unknown and unsung heroes toiling invisibly for years to bring the people of Ethiopia into an age of unity, multiparty democracy and the rule of law.

Perhaps you may wonder why I should write a public personal note of thanks to you.

It is because I hear and read few expressions of gratitude for your monumental, unrivalled and historic achievements in just the few months you have been in office.

I do not want to admit it but it pains me to see that those who most admire and honor your achievements in glowing terms are not your compatriots.

Here are just a few examples.

In July, Herman Cohen, former U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs twitted, “For the first time in my professional life, I am nominating someone for the Nobel Peace Prize: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. If he brings multiparty democracy to #Ethiopia, the entire Horn of Africa will be transformed for the better.”

I am certain you will bring multiparty democracy to Ethiopia and the Nobel Prize will come to you. Mark my words!

In August, Black Star News declared, “Dr. Abiy Ahmed is a legitimate Nobel Peace Prize candidate.” I think you know my views on that.

The Financial Times wrote “Abiy Ahmed may be the most popular politician in Africa” and called you, “Ethiopia’s Mandela”. I think I said that first.

The New York Times says Abiy Ahmed is the “most closely watched leader in Africa.”

The Economist has been trying to figure out why “Ethiopians are going wild for Abiy Ahmed.”

Al Jazeera wondered if Abiy Ahmed is the real thing: “Are Ethiopians blinded by Abiymania?”

Two weeks ago, African Leadership Magazine declared you “2018 African Leader of the Year”.

Just a few days ago, BBC reported, “Abiy Ahmed has been doing the seemingly impossible ever since he unexpectedly became prime minister of Ethiopia in April.” He has done the “equivalent of making the sun rise from the west.”

The sun rising from the west?!

In August, CNN tried to explain “Why Ethiopians believe their new prime minister is a prophet”.

Today, CNN wrote, “Abiy Ahmed: The Ethiopian Prime Minister who captured Africa’s imagination.”

What did we, your people, write about you?

Suffice it to say, “A prophet has no honor in his own country and among his people.”

There are those who are quick to criticize you and insist that you walk on water before they even acknowledge your work let alone express their appreciation.

They demand that, at least if you cannot walk on water, you must solve all of Ethiopia’s problems overnight but no less than eight months.

I call your carping critics “nabobs of negativism”.

They are a bunch of feckless and self-righteous windbags and busybodies who are nothing more than empty barrels. I ignore them with contempt.

I must tell you that it really bothers me why your compatriots, particularly those in the learned and professional communities, withhold their gratitude and appreciation for your extraordinary accomplishments.

That has puzzled me for some time.

I am told public expression of gratitude and appreciation for a job well done is not part of “our Ethiopian tradition”.

I am told Ethiopians generally do not publicly and enthusiastically express gratitude they fear being perceived as “weak”. Others withhold gratitude because of personal “envy”.

Someone once gave me a curious explanation. “Ethiopians express their gratitude in silence.”

That impresses me as wrapping a beautiful gift for someone but never giving it.

Of course, I do not believe any of these explanations because they suggest we are an ungrateful nation.

I must tell you that in the land where I spent nearly one-half century, gratitude is a highly cherished value. It is a hallowed tradition.

To me, gratitude is the most important virtue in life.

I am a grateful person by nature.

When I celebrated Thanksgiving with my family last month, I told them during the invocation blessings that I must be the most thankful person on the planet.

I am so grateful to so many who helped me along my path in life.

I am so grateful to those who helped us raise donations for EDTF.

When I express gratitude, I feel good.

I get joy when I express gratitude to you for your extraordinary achievements and unparalleled service to Ethiopia over the past eight months.

Truth be told, my public expression of gratitude for your historic and monumental achievements washes away the anger, the bitterness, the resentment, the sadness, the despair, and the heartache I carried for the past 13 years after I joined the Ethiopian human rights movement.

I have been accused, from time to time, of never, ever having said a good word about the previous ethnic apartheid regime or it leaders. “How come you never say one good thing for the economic development and double-digit growth they brought about?”

I came to Ethiopia in September. I saw their double-digit growth. I laughed and then I cried.

I cried because as I traveled throughout the countryside, I found out first-hand the vast majority of the people did not have clean water to drink.

The schools I saw were a mockery of education. The youth I talked to were regretful of the lack of educational and employment opportunities.

And they talk about double-digit growth.

The arrogance of the ignorant!

The fact of the matter is I do not thank or express appreciation to murderers, torturers, thieves, criminals against humanity, haters and abusers of power and in general for Princes of Darkness.

But, PM Abiy, for over a decade, my year-end commentaries were tales of woe, heartache and tragedy in Ethiopia. They were  chronicles of corruption and gross abuses of human rights in Ethiopia.

But not 2018!

This year, PM Abiy, marks, to paraphrase Shakespeare, the end of “the winter of our discontent/Made glorious summer by this sun (son) of Ethiopia/And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house/In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.”

Nine months ago, I along with millions of Ethiopians were in deep despair as the cloud of civil war and strife lowered on our House of Ethiopia.

Nine months ago, I saw a vision of darkness at noon in Ethiopia.

Nine months ago, I saw no light but the darkness of hate engulfing Ethiopia.

Nine months ago, I was in the pit of despair. I was convinced it was The End for Ethiopia.

Nine months ago, I mulled and brooded over the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

Nine months ago, I saw no exit for a nation trapped in ethnic apartheid.

Then a miracle happened, because that is the only way I, and millions of others, can explain it.

To me it was a prophesy fulfilled: “Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.”

But princes did not come out of Egypt.

They came out of Ethiopia itself.

Ethiopia was lifted from the abyss and raised to new heights.

In 2018, the sun of freedom shone brightly on 27 years of darkness.

Thank God, the evil ethnic apartheid system that lasted for 27 long years in Ethiopia is now buried not in the ocean, but in the very mantle of the earth.

PM Abiy, as I read my words from my December 29, 2009 commentary (“Groundhog Year in Prison Nation Ethiopia”, in December 2018, I am overwhelmed by a sense of gratitude to the point “my cup runneth over.”

Back then I wrote:

2008 in Ethiopia was Groundhog Year! It was a repetition of 2007, 2006,  2005, 2004… Everyday millions of Ethiopians woke up only to find themselves trapped in a time loop where their lives replayed like a broken record. Each “new” day is the same as the one before it: Repression, intimidation, corruption, incarceration, deception, brutalization and human rights violation. Everything that happened to them the previous day, the previous week, the previous month, the previous 18 years happens to them today. They are resigned to the fact that they are doomed to spend the rest of their lives asphyxiated in a Prison Nation. They have no idea how to get out of this awful cycle of misery, agony, despair and tribulation. So, they pray and pray and pray and pray… for deliverance from Evil!

In 2018, our prayers were answered when a modern-day Moses was sent to lead us out of wilderness of ethnic apartheid, sectarianism and hate.

You are living proof of Dr. King’s wisdom. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

Over the past eight months, you have been driving out the Forces of Darkness and the darkness of hate from the land of Ethiopia.

You have succeeded beyond our wildest expectations.

As BBC recently wrote, you have done the “equivalent of making the sun rise from the west.”

Who would have thought nine months ago darkness and the Princes of Darkness would run and hide in darkness at the first sign of sun light?

Nine months ago, our expectations were far different.

We were resigned to accept ethnic apartheid as the way of life in our lifetimes.

PM Abiy, in July 2015 I was in such despair that I had a letter delivered to President Barack Obama.

I asked him a special favor in the paraphrased words of the old Negro spiritual: “Go down Moses way down in Ethiopia land/ Tell all Pharaohs to let My people go/ Oppressed so hard they could not stand…”

I thought President Obama could serve as our temporary Moses until the real one showed up. I could not have been more wrong.

On July 27, 2015 at 1:47 p.m., President Obama stood side by side by with the masters of ethnic apartheid and declared, “the government of Ethiopia, that has been democratically elected.”

Those words were like a dagger in my heart.

What an insult to the dignity and intelligence of 100 million Ethiopians.

But on July 27, 2018 you came to America and mended my shattered heart and raised me to the peak of the mountain of hope.

Thank you, PM Abiy!

Thank you for ending our 27-year long captivity and long day’s journey into the dark night of apartheid.

Thank you for resurrecting ETHIOPIAWINET from the burial crypt of ethnic apartheid.

Thank you and I thank those who taught us “Ethiopiawinet is an addiction. Those who sang and taught us Ethiopiawinet “can never be lost. It is as deep as religion. Ethiopiawinet has a delicate mystery to itself. It has a very deep foundation.”

Thank you for proving to us the Beast had feet of clay.

Thank you for leading us out of the hellfire of civil war and destruction into a state of tolerance, reconciliation, peace and love.

Thank you for elevating the status of women in Ethiopia. 

Thank you for being the Fire Chief organizing the fire brigade to save the burning House of Ethiopia and cutting the fuse on the Ethiopia powder keg.

Thank you for standing your ground that the only path for our future is forgiveness, love and reconciliation.

Thank you for telling the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth: “Jailing and torturing, which we did, are not constitutional. Does the constitution say anyone who was sentenced by a court can be tortured, put in a dark room? Torturing, putting people in dark rooms, is our act of terrorism.”

Thank you for sowing love and harvesting peace with our neighbors and brothers and sisters: “Forgiveness frees the consciousness. When we say we have reconciled, we mean we have chosen a path of forgiveness and love. When I spoke with Isaias, I told him that there may not be enough hotels as Ethiopians visit Massawa and Asmara. He said he would leave his house for them and stay in balconies.”

Thank you for making me feel proud again for being an Ethiopian. After 48 years of being ashamed of being an Ethiopian, ashamed of Ethiopia being called the “beggar nation of the world”, the land of famine and civil war. Today, I proclaim to the world they shall soon learn the true meaning of multiparty democracy in Ethiopia. When EDTF is properly funded, Ethiopia will never, never, never again accept foreign aid, foreign loans or help from international NGOs. We will take care of our own!

Thank you for inviting me to return to my homeland after 48 years and live out my declaration, “I, PROUD ETHIOPIAN.”

Thank you for making us feel, Diaspora Ethiopians, proud to be Ethiopians. For 27 years, we were told Ethiopiawinet is a crime, a badge of blame and shame. We were  forced to confess our tribal and ethnic affiliations.

Thank you for coming to America to show us your love. Did we not show you we love you more? We love ya!

Thank you for bringing back the lost rainbow to our rainbow nation.

Thank you for showing courage under fire, literally, telling the Forces of Darkness who raised their swords and grenades and told you are not strong enough to weather their storm.

Thank you for telling the Forces of Darkness, “I am the storm”.

Thank you for bringing change by changing the hearts and minds of Ethiopians.

Thank you for endless efforts to liberate our minds from the mental slavery of ethnic politics.

Thank you for showing us that it is only through the collective efforts of Ethiopians working together (Medemer) that they can build the New Ethiopia as the shining city upon a hill.

Thank you for teaching us power does not come from the barrel of the gun but the power of love.

Thank you for teaching us killing to remain in or to grab power is the politics of losers.

Thank you for preaching  the only way we can solve our problems peacefully is through civilized dialogue, not through the chatter of AK-47s.

Thank you for proving Mandela’s maxim. “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Thank you for preaching Ethiopia will rise up as a nation only when the power of love overcomes the love of power of those in power and those hungry and thirsty for power.

Thank you for preaching we cannot make progress unless we learn and practice to forgive and reconcile.

Thank you for showing us a new way to do our politics, Medemer.

PM Abiy, you may find what I am going to say rather puzzling.

Thank you for saving the criminal leaders of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front. Without you, I shudder to think what could have happened to them. Those ignorant and arrogant fools have no idea you are their insurance policy from the wrath of the people!

Most of all, PM Abiy thank you for…

Busting wide open the political space that had been the playground of the masters of ethnic apartheid for the past 27 years.

Emptying the country’s prisons of political prisoners.

Ending gross human rights violations in Ethiopia and bringing those criminals to the bar of  justice.

Guaranteeing with unwavering certainty that in May 2020 Ethiopia will have an internationally-monitored free and fair election.

Allowing opposition leaders to return home from abroad and freely and peacefully participate in their country’s politics.

Granting amnesty to those unjustly declared to be “terrorists”.

Laying the groundwork for true multiparty democracy.

Restoring the people’s constitutional rights to free expression and allowing the media to function freely.

Allowing internet access without control or censorship.

Allowing the people to exercise their right to peaceful protest.

Bringing harmony and understanding among factions of the two religions in Ethiopia. You played a decisive role in bringing healing to the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church in the country and in the Diaspora. You played a decisive role in bringing healing to factions in the Islamic community.

Pleading allegiance to the rule of law and due process for the accused.

Condemning collective punishment for the crimes of a few.

Ending torture in Ethiopia’s prisons and exposing the secret prisons of the previous regime.

Removing criminals against humanity from the police, security and military forces.

Professionalizing the country’s defense and police forces to be in the service of the whole nation, not a single group.

Bringing a new era of peace with our neighbors.

Proving Mandela’s maxim: “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” The partnership you and H.E. President Isayas Afeworki created has wrapped the people of Ethiopia and Eritrea in a single garment of social, economic and political destiny.

Helping play a key role in bringing  South Sudan’s power contenders to the peace table.

Being a messenger of peace in the Horn of Africa. For going to Somalia and telling the people their peace and stability is Ethiopia’s peace and stability.

Opening peaceful relations between Eritrea and Djbouti.

Building a bridge of hope and cooperation with Egypt over the River Abay (Nile) and not a dam of strife and war.

Working to make sure the Horn of Africa does not become the  battleground in global and regional geopolitics by leading a peace initiative with the contending regional powers and others to peacefully engage in the Horn of Africa.

Stabilizing the Ethiopian economy and the foreign exchange crises.

Establishing a commission to look into privatization of certain state-run institutions and liberalizing the economy with the aim of improving services through market competition.

Setting in motion an open, accountable and transparent government in which ministers will be evaluated by parliamentary committees, government agencies and offices are required to publish information on their activities.

Cleaning up your party of the “dead wood” and bringing in young people to leadership positions.

Elevating women from second class status to the epicenter of power.

Encouraging Ethiopia’s Cheetahs (young people) to believe in themselves and in the higher destiny of Ethiopia.

Inviting the older generation (Hippos) we also have a place in the construction of the New Ethiopia.

The road ahead…

There will be great challenges and opportunities in 2019.

The Forces of Darkness will continue to devise their evil schemes, but they will amount to nothing.

Let it be foretold.

The swords of the Forces of Darkness will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.

There will be many mountains to climb to build that New Shining Ethiopia upon the hill.

There are many walls to tear down.

We have to tear down the mud walls the kilil-istans (ethnic homelands) that have kept the people of Ethiopia corralled like cattle.

PM Abiy, is it not ironic that the people who created “kilils” to corral Ethiopians today find themselves in self-imposed kilil prisons of their own?

We have to build bridges to connect people that have been separated and segregated over the past 27 years.

We will need many leaders like you for the job; leaders with capability, integrity, morality, respectability, intentionality and personality to do it right.

Some afterthoughts…

I have heard many Ethiopians ask, “Do we really deserve Abiy Ahmed?

My answer is simple. Africa deserves Abiy Ahmed. The world deserves Abiy Ahmed.

I know there are people who will say I am effusive in my praise and gratitude for all you have done.

That I am blinded to your shortcomings and deficits. That I must think you are perfect to deserve such appreciation.

My answer is simple. You are as imperfect as any man.

What I look for in a man or woman is not perfection but content of character.

Courage and grace under fire, literally.

Courage of convictions.

Integrity and commitment to truth.

Acceptance of responsibility. Humility. Authenticity.

Honor. Compassion. Respect. Excellence.

Patience. Tenacity. Generosity. Empathy.

But Pm Abiy, to me, the greatest of all virtues is ETHIOPIAWINET.

To those ingrates who say I am too generous with my gratitude, I tell them to walk a mile in your shoes and tell me how it feels.

Could you please tell me something?

How does it feel to carry a nation on your back 24/7?

How does it feel to walk among poisonous serpents?

How does it feel to live among crabs in a basket that claw you down every time you try to rise up?

How does it feel to carry the hopes, dreams and despair of 100 million people 24 hours a day?

How does it feel to sleep two hours a night because the Forces of Darkness are awake 24 hours a day?

I ask because I don’t know.

Truth be told, PM Abiy, I don’t give a damn what the empty barrels say or do.

I speak my mind because I am an intellectual in the mold of  Edward Said: “The intellectual is an individual endowed with a faculty for representing, embodying, articulating a message, a view, an attitude, philosophy or opinion to, as well as for, a public, in public.”

PM Abiy, my philosophy and attitude today is Medemer.

Medemer to build the New Ethiopia.

When 1 billion fingers come together (Medemer), we can build the New Ethiopia upon the hill.

I believe in Medemer in America too.

We have to fight the forces of hate and division in America with the synergy of Medemer.

I say Medemer in the world for a better world for all of God’s children.

Medemer is my dream for 2019.

In my very first open letter to you dated April 8, 2018, 6 days after you became prime minister, I told you regardless of what happens, failure is not an option for you.

It is not an option for me; for all of us who believe and toil for justice, equality, rule of law, democracy and human rights in Ethiopia..

All of us are invested heavily in your success because if you lose, We, the People of Ethiopia collectively, will be the biggest losers – of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Our only choice is to get it right this time around because we get only one chance.

PM Abiy, I am guided by the wisdom of Harriet Tubman, the great African American abolitionist and slavery-fighter: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

That is my message of hope and resolution for you as the great Ethiopian Dreamer.

You PM Abiy have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change Ethiopia, Africa and the world.

Have no doubts you will succeed!

Oh! One last thing before I finish.

Don’t worry.

We will always have your back!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, PM Abiy and the People of Ethiopia….






  1. Well, I wish it was okay to let you keep going with the politics of garbage out and garbage in that has has caused the genocidal killings of thousands of innocent people and the untold sufferings of millions and millions . But to do so will be sharing your totally heartless or terribly miserable political behavior.

    Now you’re offering your very idiotically brutal thanks to a person whom you fell in love and who was and is the most political criminal and who must be responsible and accountable for! I do not know how you even wanted to say sorry about what happened to millions of innocent people who have killed and facing disastrous situation !

    I do not know how people like you can be said educated in a real sense of the term!
    I do know why you wanted to drag yourself in a political crime that has made the country a very shocking bloodbath !

    Extremely idiotic and sad!!!!

  2. There you go again!

    The title says “From December 31, 2018” . It’s almost four years since AL wrote this “Thank You” to Abiy Ahmed. He copied and pasted the same four-year old write up enumerating what he thought Abiy has done for the country. The problem is it’s all about what he thought Abiy did four years ago. This proves that AL has nothing to say about his buddy because he has done nothing worth praising in the past foru years.

    The fact of the matter is AL knows that his buddy has become a notorious criminal responsible for the death and displacement of millions of people, economic disaster expressed in huge inflation (the highest in the world) and hunger of millions, loss of territory to neighbous and preparing the country for disintegration.

    In the country’s long history, no irresponsible personality like Abiy has taken the highest office..

    Now, Abiy is in mourning (some say in hiding ) because he realizes the inevitable: relinquishing power.

    Given this fact, AL’s “Thank You” is like saying “good bye” to his buddy.

    Wouldn’t it be better if Al begs pardon from the Ethiopian people for his buddy and himself since he has been enabler of Abiy and hence complicit in a criminal act of the worst type?

    AL! It’s not too late. JUst say : Pardon my buddy and me.

  3. Is this a disguised epttaph?

    Mane Tekel Fares The blood of innocent children cries to the heavens demanding justice.. None of this flow of empty words above is going to help Abiy or his bloody legacy. He is an absolute farce and the party that he resurrected out of their Tembien death bed may erect a monument to honor him.

  4. Is this a disguised epitaph?

    Mane Tekel Fares The blood of innocent children cries to the heavens demanding justice.. None of this flow of empty words above is going to help Abiy or his bloody legacy. He is an absolute farce and the party that he resurrected out of their Tembien death bed may erect a monument to honor him.

  5. What an article – verbal diarrhea, more like. Well, if there was a category for the most shamelessness in public discourses of any kind and in any context in the Guinness World Records – this article would definitely, definitely be unbeatable, and by far! It is impossible to imagine anyone, anyone at all – save perhaps Abiy Ahmed, himself – who would be as shameless as the author of this article! Congratulations Al Mariam, you have done it again, once more!

  6. Whether we see it proper or not proper Brother Al has the rights to his opinion. If we want to converse with him we should do so in a civil manner. This is high time for all of us to engage in constructive dialogue in our centuries old and legendary tradition ways. We should conduct the conversation in a civil manner devoid of hurling denigrating insults. That is not the Tigray way; it is not the Amhara, Oromo, Afar or any other group of people way from the old country. Lobbing insults is how those eyal-al-souqs talk to others because they grow up unattended at bazaars. Let’s keep this esteemed website one of the very few spot we use as our daily waterhole.

  7. AL, I couldn’t believe you are still thanking Abiy for everything he has done in the last four years:

    1. While poor hard-working Ethiopians are still being killed and displaced and the killers are not arrested or brought
    to justice…You are still thanking Abiy
    2. While Abiy has no interest in solving the country’s problem other than talk and lie 100%.…You are still thanking
    3. While The public has questioned Abiy’s credibility …You are still thanking Abiy
    4. While His government is discriminatory, and death isn’t a measure concern and Ethiopia is on the verge of
    disintegration …You are still thanking Abiy
    5. While once the respected Ethiopia is becoming an example of savageness to the world…You are still thanking
    6. While ethnicity in Ethiopia is on the moon and Abiy opened the box of secessionist instead of uniting the
    country… you are still thanking Abiy
    7. While a lot of his supporters got what is not expected of him or imagined and woke up from sleeping, but you are
    still thanking Abiy

    You should have known better AL! Abiy is a fraud!

  8. Yes, sense of civility is necessary! But not always and not in every situation . You may try to engage anyone who may have his or her own opinion in a constructive manner for a certain period of time and a certain level of tolerance . But if he or she continues with his or her not only extremely nonsensical but rude and brutal jock on the very unprecedented and untold sufferings of millions of innocent people because of the very criminal political system led by a very idiotic and brutal politicians like Abyi and his associates, there is an absolute need to call it what it is . A spade is a spade ! It has no any other name at all!

    This guy ( AL) has turned his himself into a very nonsensical and rude political animal when he gave an absolute approval to a person whom he fell in love with , Abyi Ahmed who has no an any human sense of sympathizing with millions of Ethiopians who are victims of his criminal political system of ethno- centrism!

    The guy (AL) has no any sense of sympathy to the people who have been victims of politically motivated massacres and untold sufferings four years still going with no any meaningful solution because of Abyi Ahmed and his criminal political system.

    So. how can you have a civilized and constructive. engagement with this kind of absolutely nonsensical and outrageous political personality?

    What is uncivilized and nonsensical is if we fail to tell this guy that his political behavior is not only just wrong but absolutely idiotic and brutal ! We do not need to go around the bush at all! If this is said to be an insult and not civility, so be it! We cannot and should not afford to allow these types of guys keep going with their very dirty and deadly political behaviors ! Not at all!

  9. Hi!

    1). Abiy Rescued a Sinking Ethiopia: He took over the Ethiopia plunged in an all-out Inter-Ethnic Mayhem [by TPLF]. He could have walked away as HMD did! He took the hot seat to keep Ethiopia afloat in a stormy sea. Thanks to Abiy Ethiopia still stands tall!

    2). Abiy Kept Bankrupt Ethiopia Afloat: Abiy took over the Ethiopia looted bone-dry by TPLF& Co. There wasn’t even money for government employees’ salary. Yet, Abiy kept Ethiopia afloat with $1 billion USD in Ethiopia’s account from the UAE’s Prince MBZ.

    3). Abiy Rebuilt the ENDF While Dismantling the TPLF-Plagued ENDF: Abiy fought back the TPLF against all odds! When the TPLF massacred the Northern Command ENDF in their sleep, it left Ethiopia defenceless with soldier ratio of ENDF 44,000 to TPLF 250,000 – The ENDF were all over Ethiopia but the TPLF soldiers were in Tigray.

    4). Bandas Digging Ethiopia’s Grave Draped in the Ethiopian Flag: Abiy Stood for Ethiopia Rain or Shine! He refused to sell GERD & Ethiopia to Egypt & Egypt’s WSW* masters. Egypt’s & WSW’s Bandas in Amhara/Ethiopia/HRA** Hats would have sold Ethiopia & GERD. [WSW*: White Supremacist West / HRA**: Human Rights Activists]

    5). Getting Amharas Massacred Wearing the ‘Amhara Activist [AA]’ Hat: The TPLF-Egypt-WSW’s Banda Dogs in ‘AA’ Hats fuel Amhara Massacres and accuse Abiy for it. Wasn’t Abiy the TPLF-OLF’s assassination target at Mesqel Square? Didn’t Abiy go & fight TPLF-Egypt-WSW at Gashena & Affar? Isn’t that allegation a travesty of justice?

    6). Abiy & Prosperity Party: Abiy is from Amhara-Oromo & Muslim-Christian family. Why do the self-appointed & self-serving opportunist ‘AA’ blame Abiy for forming a multi-ethnic party? Which Amhara Ethnic Party would have accepted Abiy as a member?

    7). ‘Oromo-uma’ vs. ‘Amara-uma’: When Gondèrés & Gojjamés come to Addis from Gonder & Gojam and get jobs, land, villas, etc. the ‘AA’ call it “Migration”. Yet, when the Shewa Oromos that the TPLF kicked out of their farms & homes from Addis Ababa’s suburbs get basic lodgings, the ‘AA’ call it ‘Oromo-uma’. What a travesty of justice!

    i_Mognu / don_Q

  10. It is very hard to believe that anyone with any intelligence, decency, and any sherd of humanity at all would write an article to give Thanks to the very man, the Extreme Psychopath, Abiy Ahmed, the genocider who has been terrorizing Ethiopia and Ethiopians for more than four years now.

    What is more, it nauseating what i_Mognu in defense of the article, full of shameless lies and complete fabrications, made up, alternate history, extolling what the ‘the great leader’ has done for Ethiopia.
    Well, well, with a friend like Abiy Ahmed – Ethiopia does not need an enemy, not at all.

    He is doing much, much worse things than any enemy could possibly inflict the country. In Abiy Ahmed we have results of decades of Egypt’s anti-Ethiopian activities and investments – they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

    It would have been laughable if it is not so tragic and miserable to thousands reading i_Mognu writing “Abiy Rescued a Sinking Ethiopia . . . He took the hot seat to keep Ethiopia afloat in a stormy sea . . .” Are you real, do you really believe all the shit you are writing here, all of it is a barefaced lie. . . Anyway, I suspect that i_Mognu and Al Mariam are one and the same, it has to be, even a paid agent would not write such complete nonsense.

    In Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia thousands die by bullets, starvation, mass displacement and exposures as a result of conflicts badly managed and covertly and overtly supported and fanned by Abiy Ahmed and his party the ODP . We have old men such as Tadios Tantu, a man in his eighties, languishing in prison for simply expressing his opinion. Journalists such as Temesgen Desalegn and many others are abducted and thrown in prison without any due process and more, much more. . .

    And the head of the Ethiopian defense force goes out in public and declares that he would kill Temesgen Desalegn if he was let go from prison. . . Others then use that as reason for continuing to keep the journalist in prison. . . Take note i_Mognu, that was the leader of the “reformed” ENDF. . . Well, Al Mariam and others writing comments here such as i_Mognu are very grateful to this psychopathic man, Abiy Ahmed, who is personally the very author of most if not all of these things and more. . .

  11. It is very hard to believe that anyone with any intelligence, any decency, and any shred of humanity at all would write an article with the express purpose of saying thanks to the very man, the Extreme Psychopath, Abiy Ahmed, the genocider who has been terrorizing Ethiopia and Ethiopians for more than four years now.

    It was also nauseating, sickening to the extreme reading what i_Mognu was writing here in support of Al Mariam’s despicable and inhuman article, full of shameless misrepresentations and complete fabrications, made up alternate histories, brazenly extolling what the ‘the great leader’ has done for Ethiopia.

    One wonders, has Al Mariam been living in some parallel universe we don’t know about, was he writing about the same Ethiopia where desperation, misery and widespread suffering including extreme economic malaise, widespread and pervasive unemployment, the highest inflation in the world and more, much more, have been the norm and continue to multiply exponentially by the day, uninterrupted for four years now?

    Is this the Same Abiy Ahmed who is being thanked in Al Mariam’s article, the same man who has been dismissive of the sufferings of poor Ethiopians when he wasn’t busy organizing these things himself with a wink and a nod and more to his followers?

    We loved, supported and applauded Al Mariam when he was tirelessly writing and exposing the egregious misdeeds of the TPLF day in and day out – but we have another entity now who is not simply the same as the TPLF but worse, much worse and with a leader, Abiy Ahmed, simply inhumanity personified – and Al Mariam writes to this man a love letter, go figure!

    It seems very obvious now that all Al Mariam needed was a bit of a slap on the shoulder and some dinner invitation to the palace – and then he would have written a sickening love letter to the TPLF as well. Extolling all what the TPLF has done for Ethiopia and any other nonsense he could think of – simply scan through most of his work for the last four years, you would have very little doubt about that.

    In any case, with a friend like Abiy Ahmed – Ethiopia does not need an enemy, not at all! As such, Abiy Ahmed has done and continue to do much, much worse things than any and all determined enemies of Ethiopia could have been possibly able to inflict upon the country.

    Abiy Ahmed and the other asinine, corrupt, ignorant, soulless mercenaries and other opportunistic ethnocrats are the results of decades of Egypt’s anti-Ethiopian activities and investments – it paid off; they have now succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

    And the opportunistic narcissists would serve Abiy Ahmed and the other asinine, corrupt, ignorant, ethnocrats and mercenaries now in position of power in Ethiopia as long as they throw them some bones here and there or give them a slap on the shoulder, a dinner invitation or some such – sadly that is the fact!

    Well, it would have been laughable if it was not so tragic for countless suffering Ethiopians – to come across someone driveling about Abiy Ahmed rescuing Ethiopia.

    On the contrary, Ethiopia desperately, desperately needs to be rescued from Abiy Ahmed!

    One would ask the ‘i_Mognu’s are you real, do you really believe all the shit you are writing, numbering it and all? Well, well, I suspect that i_Mognu and Al Mariam are one and the same – it takes a special kind of extremely dulled intelligence, inanity and complete blindness to come up with all that crap, that, even for a paid agent!

    Is it not in Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia where in the last four years thousands upon thousands have died and continue to die by bullets, starvation, mass displacement and exposures to elements as a result of conflicts badly managed and covertly and overtly encouraged and supported and fanned by Abiy Ahmed and his party the ODP?

    Is it not in Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia where we have old men such as Tadios Tantu, a man in his eighties, languishing in prison for simply expressing his opinion? Is it not in Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia where we have journalists such as Temesgen Desalegn and many, many others continue to be abducted and thrown in prison with very, very little or absolutely no due process at all?

    Is it not in Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia where we have the Chief of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), Birhanu Jula, goes out in public and declares that he would kill Temesgen Desalegn if he was released from prison?

    Is it not in Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia where instead of prosecuting this man for making such a statement, instead his treats were used as an argument to keep Temesgen Desalegn in prison, where he still remains?
    N.B. this is a correction of a previous comment.

  12. After all the massacres in Wolega region, the abduction and imprisonment of thousands without due process ,the self professed human rights advocate Al Mariam appears to have contracted a bad case of the Stockholm syndrome. He seems to be oblivious to the fact that all this happened with a vengeance during the past four years escalating especially since the last general election.
    i-Mognus diatribe supporting Al’s commentary appears to be blaming the victims of Wolega and Benshangul for their own demise. Nazi sympathizers and Holocaust denier also blamed the Jewish bankers , merchants and activists for the industrial scale massacre of Jews during the Third Reich.
    If he thinks that his broadside against certain groups and favoring others would cause dismemberment of Ethiopia , he has failed miserably. Ethiopians have learned in a hard way the modus operandi of his benefactors. He knows who he is and who they are.

  13. Ethiopia is listed in the top 10 lawless countries. On top of that Abiy is deceitful, hidden and liar. No leader in Ethiopian history caused so much pain and suffering Like Abiy. What happened in the last four years in Ethiopia is savage. Even animals wouldn’t do that, and this situation has degraded Ethiopia and Ethiopians.
    Now, despite continuing displacement and killings throughout the country, high inflation, extreme corruption and war everywhere, Abiy came out from his hibernation and declared 6.6% economic growth.
    Is there really economic growth in Ethiopia? Abiy’s surprise of betrayal never ends.
    How could we forget that Abiy said tplf’s ammunition is completely destroyed and tplf is gone like a flour in the wind, but armed them with tanks, air defense and abandoned Tigray.
    How could we forget that the army, Amhara, afar, wello easily fell to prey to tplf advancing from Tigray to debreberhan as they were blinded by Abiy’s disinformation campaign.
    How could we forget, Abiy invited Sudan’s general in AA and awarded him patriotic “ gasha-tore and Kaba “and a week later Sudan invaded Ethiopia.
    How could we forget that Abiy said that Agew people designed Axum Stela and their children build Lalibela. Other time he said that Axum civilization is destroyed by Agew.
    How could we forget that Abiy said that OLF ( oneg-shene) is nothing and they are not even a hundred. On the contrary, poor farmers are killed and displaced daily by OLF/oneg-shene and Abiy is not doing anything. Going out and staying alive is a concern in Ethiopia now!
    How could we forget that Abiy requested the diaspora to help him on international diplomacy and then threw a wet blanket in #nomore saying it has no concept or sober analysis behind them!
    Abiy’s surprise of betrayal never ends!
    When Abiy come to power he got overwhelming supporters from Ethiopians, not knowing how mischievous, a killer (counting dead people without remorse) he is. Abiy never tired of talking about peace and love, but he is the greatest enemy of peace and love.

    So, AL and the like wake up! that is enough!

  14. Hi!

    To: Me’ko’nen [መኮ-ነን], Ethiobserver, et al.

    1. ሌባ እናት – ልጇን አታምንም:- Your yardstick for the world is your PhD in Dishonesty! Abiy did far more for Ethiopia against all odds: https://youtu.be/Pg3WuF1eXww?t=4

    2. አብይ – ዛሬውኑ ሥልጣን ቢለቅ – ምን ይቀርበታል? Abiy is a millionaire [Nobel Prize]! ወያኔ፣ ግብፅ እና ምዕራባውያን – በደቦ እና በሰንበቴ ያደራጇቸው – ሐገር ሻጭ [ጉዳይ አስፈፃሚ ባንዳ ዎች] – በየቀኑ የሚደልቁትን የኢትዮጵያ ቀብር ጉዞ ፍታት ከበሮ – መስማት ነው የሚቀርበት!

    3. What have Abiy’s critics done for Ethiopia? Wreaking havoc wearing the various activist hats [Ethnic, Human Rights, etc.] & asking the WSW for embargo and sanctions. What better way is there to help Egypt & Co. than weakening Ethiopia on all fronts like them? Since they support their relatives back home by sending money, they don’t care if other Ethiopians starve to death en masse! There is always Abiy to blame for everything!

    4 Amharas asking the White Supremacist West [WSW] for justice is like Jews asking Nazi’s for favors! It is with this same WSW that Dr. Asrat Woldeyes pleaded 30 years ago [after the Amhara Massacre at Bedeno, Arba-Gugu, etc.]: “Your satellites in space can pick up a needle on earth. How come they failed to see the pile of Amhara corpses?”

    5 Fake Amhara Activists Cherry-Pick Amhara Massacres to Appease TPLF, Egypt and the White Supremacist West [T-E-WSW]: T-E-WSW’s DOGS in Amhara Activist Hats always selectively mention ኦነግ ሸኔ’s Amhara Massacre in Wollega. Because, their T-E-WSW masters will be mad if they expose TPLF’s Crimes! ‘Amhara Activist,’ my ass!

    6 ጋዜጠኝነት ከመቸ ወዲህ ነው – ራስን ጋዜጠኛነት ሾሞ – እንደ ጋጠወጥ ሰው አስፈራርቶ፣ ሰው ተሳድቦ፣ ወሬ ፈልስፎ፣ ወዘተ – ጋዜጣ እና መጽሔት አትሞ – ሽጦ – ኃብታም ነጋዴ መሆን የሆነው? Journalism takes a 4-year degree in Journalism and it is compiling & reporting FACTS!

    7. Age, Ethnic Activist Hat [Amhara, Oromo…], etc. is NO excuse to get a free pass after fomenting inter-ethnic animosity/clashes. You DO the Crime; you DO the TIME! BTW, 75% of Ethiopia’s population is under 45 years of age and they should chart their future!

    i_Mognu / don_Q

  15. To i_Mognu,

    I have often wondered what makes it possible for otherwise intelligent people – or who appear to be – to vehemently deny the truth or makes them to accept what is obviously false as true. Insisting, for instance, twice two makes five instead of the usual four – or some such.

    These reasons, from what I have been able to gather so far, maybe generalized into two categories – those that are internal to the person and those that are dictated by the external environment. Accordingly, some have internal reasons, others have external reasons while still others may have both internal and external reasons for being the way they are.

    Internal reasons include anger, fear, resentment, hate, cruelty, masochism and sadism and so on and so forth. These are features of one’s own inherent personality traits such as narcissism, psychopathy, schizophrenia and so forth. In the external factors we have extreme poverty, neglect, insecurity, culture – specifically, the narcissistic and sociopathic culture that was nurtured and promoted by the TPLF for almost three decades.

    Abiy Ahmed and Co. and the ODP who came to their own with ‘the fall or stumbling’ of their old master, the TPLF, took the culture of narcissism and psychopathy that they have grown up with and inherited to a stratospheric level – which they did, four years ago. As a result, we have now extreme callousness, a culture of dishonesty, corruption and extreme selfishness and greed and more at every level and almost everywhere in Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia.

    In people like Abiy Ahmed, there are both internal and external reasons for them being the way they are – that is, extremely twisted, callous, unemphatic, lying, deceitful and more, much more. Abiy Ahmed is internally twisted malignant narcissistic psychopath who have grownup in a very neglectful environment surrounded by extreme poverty and more.

    Here, i_Mognu, what you are going on about Abiy Ahmed having money and so on shows ignorance – as such, it doesn’t make any difference if he has thousands of times more money than what he has now. He is a blackhole, the darkest of dark blackholes, where all lights come to die. As such, the man is not doing what he does for some practical reasons such as money.

    He is doing all the shit he does because he is an empty shell of a man, a man suffering from drastically arrested development, an embarrassing and cruel dullard of a man, who needs unchecked power and, paradoxically, the adulation of the very people to whom he is regularly gratuitously cruel, contemptful and totally disregarding and more along with other narcissistic supplies – such as Al Mariam’s love letter to him.

    Quick note here Al: it is definitely one way thing, as such, he would have very little love or respect for you, that is simply how it is with all narcissists – in case you didn’t know.

    In any case, your very much one-sided love letter came at very critical time for Abiy Ahmed, Al Mariam; as such, he has been getting very, very few narcissistic supplies these days which, obviously, have been driving the mfing idiot totally crazy. Instead, the man has been getting contempt and ridicule every time he opens his mouth and from every corner.

    Incidentally, to watch any of Abiy Ahmed’s media appearances anywhere, which I rarely do these days, I have to have a paper bag, like those that they have in planes, ready by my side! Otherwise, I might vomit all over my poor old TV set!

    Well, i_Mognu, that was, in short, almost certainly the reason why Abiy Ahmed is the way he is – but why are you the way you are? Stay with me, it is simple; one, you are inherently twisted malignant narcissistic psychopath; two, you are a transient narcissistic psychopath who grow up, or have been exposed to an extreme poverty and deprivation, or you are someone who is still threatened by these things and thus you are prepared to sell your soul to avoid them.

    Of course, it could be both; that is; you are someone naturally twisted malignant narcissistic psychopath who is callous, cruel and uncaring and disdainful of the sufferings of others – in addition to being threatened by poverty – or are simply insatiable and greedy – which makes you write the ridiculous things you have been writing about Abiy Ahmed.

    Well, which one is it? Please do write us back and let us know – that is if you know it!

    Still, though I doubt very much, it is still possible that the real answer could be none of the above. As such, you might be just someone who is simply a bit too much misguided, uninformed and so forth – in which case, you might like to look at things a bit more expansively, from multiple perspectives and reevaluate.

    In the meantime, coming back to the ridiculous things that you have been writing about ‘the great leader,’ they are all laughable and extremely silly. I wouldn’t waste my time refuting any of them – you have been taking things from here, from there, mixing it all and then saying Q.E.D.! Citing about white man’s racism to defend a genocider, a man who for four years now has been normalizing mass murder on the basis of one’s ethnic origin? Do you see the grotesque irony!

    Anyway, the love letter Al Mariam (possibly the same person as i_Mognu) reminder of what Hermann Göring and Rudolf Hess wrote about Hitler.

    Hermann Göring saying: “How shall I give expression, O my Fuhrer, to what is in our hearts? How shall I find words to express your deeds? Has there ever been a mortal as beloved as you, my Fuhrer? Was there ever belief as strong as the belief in your mission? You were sent us by God for Germany!” Rudolf Hess saying: “With all our powers we will endeavor to be worthy of the Fuhrer thou, O Lord, has sent us!”

    Well, all Al Mariam did seem simply to replace the name of the dead dictator with that of our little dictator terrorizing Ethiopia! Mostly.

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