Al Mariam’s Commentaries | November 5, 2021
The Biden administration is desperate, desperately desperate to save the terrorist TPLF.
The U.S. uses a system of Defense Ready Condition (DEFCON) Levels as a way of identifying perceived current threat.
DEF CON 1 is “Maximum readiness. Immediate response.”
In conventional war DEF CON 1 means, “Nuclear war is imminent or has already started.”
The Biden administration has declared DEF CON 1 Psyops (psychological operation/war) propaganda war on Ethiopia.
It is straight out of the U.S. Army Manual Psychological Operations, FM 3-05.30, MCRP 3-40.6 (April 2005).
Truth be told, the Biden administration has gone apes**t over the hammering their TPLF lackeys are getting in the battlefield.
The U.S. is in total panic the terrorist TPLF is in its death knell and is doing everything to save the TPLF from total destruction.
The U.S. has pulled out all the stops.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for “halt in mobilization of ethnic militias” against the TPLF.
That means Blinken knows the TPLF is doomed. He knows that the war now is between 120 million people against a handful of TPLF leaders sacrificing poor Tigreans to satisfy their power hunger.
The facts on the ground are clear.
A recently captured top TPLF commander revealed:
There are all kinds of fighters, age 14, 15, 30 or 64 like me… If there are 800 armed fighters, there are 600 others that are unarmed because we do not have arms for them. The unarmed fighters just follow and care for the wounded. They pick up the weapons of the wounded and fight…
For days, the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has been predicting doom and gloom of an impending TPLF takeover of Addis Ababa and urging Americans to leave Ethiopia.
On November 5, 2021, the U.S. Embassy issued an advisory urging, “The security environment in Ethiopia is very fluid. We advise U.S. citizens who are in Ethiopia to leave the country as soon as possible.”
The U.S. Embassy in Addis has tried to create mass hysteria and exodus of American citizens out of Ethiopia (many of whom are Ethiopian Americans) as well as other expatriates, diplomats and staff of international organizations by issuing ridiculous travel advisories that are totally disconnected from the reality on the ground.
Few, if any took the bait.
The crescendo of responses on social media and in Ethiopia has been unambiguous: “Pack up and leave. Godspeed. Don’t let the door hit you in the back. Hit the road Uncle Sam and don’t come back no more. Just beat it, don’t you ever come around here. Yankee, go home.”
The Biden administration even enlisted Uhuru “Pandora Papers Corruption” Kenyatta to send a letter written for him by U.S. officials to plead an end to the war with PM Abiy Ahmed.
The Biden administration orchestrated the major Western press-titutes including CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, The Economist, The New York Times, USA Today, AP and the rest to wage a relentless campaign of fear and smear on Ethiopia.
CNN wrote, “Tigrayan rebels and troops allied against Ethiopia’s central government are rapidly advancing on Addis Ababa.” In CNN’s dreams.
BBC wrote, “Tigray’s rebel forces currently have the upper hand in the war.” More like their hands are cutoff and only their lying tongues wags.
The Economist wrote, “It would be foolish to discount the possibility of fighting on the streets of Addis Ababa”. On what planet is The Economist published?
But what is really happening in Addis Ababa or within hundreds of miles of the capital?
The fact on the ground is, “Ain’t nothing happening in Addis or within hundreds of miles of Addis.”
The celebrated Ugandan investigative journalist Daniel Lutaaya on November 5, 2021, in a tweetted. “There is nothing. No bullets. No tension, bars are open. No roadblocks.”
Susan Rice is in total panic mode. She is pulling out all the stops. Her old magic wand is not working.
Sleazy Suzie could not bewitch Ethiopia!
In a frantic mover, the Biden administration today let it be known it is sponsoring Ethiopian “opposition” elements led by diaspora TPLF riffraff to undertake regime change in Ethiopia.
They are supposed to be “Ethiopian Contras”, in the same exact way as the Nicaraguan Contras of the 1980s.
Going forward, the “TPLF Contras” will now operate as a terrorist force in Ethiopia with the full support of the U.S. Government.
The U.S. will provide the TPLF Contras financial and military aid to destabilize Ethiopia.
The U.S. will provide them support to run satellite television stations and radio stations to broadcast destabilizing propaganda into Ethiopia.
The U.S. will set up bases in neighboring Sudan to launch terrorist attack in Ethiopia.
The U.S. will parade TPLF Contra leaders as fighters for democracy and freedom.
The U.S. will use the same old Nicaraguan playbook it used to undermine the Sandanista government in Ethiopia.
U.S. brokering ceasefire, peace negotiations, etc. in Ethiopia? Ha!
On September 2, 2021, the Congressional Research Service had this to say about the U.S. role in Libya:
Ten years after the start of a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time authoritarian leader Muammar al Qadhafi, Libya has yet to make a transition to stable governing arrangements. Elections and diplomacy have produced a series of interim governments(Figure 1), but militias, local leaders, and coalitions of national figures backed by competing foreign patrons have remained the most powerful arbiters of public affairs.
U.S. talk about brokering ceasefire, etc., is designed to make Ethiopia, the new Libya.
That ain’t happening, EVER!
Ethiopia maintained its independence from colonial and white rule by the blood, guts and sweat of its heroic people.
TPLF started the war on November 3, 2020.
The Ethiopian National Defense Force and the Ethiopian people’s army will finish it at a time and place of their own choosing!
Paraphrasing the words of the great African American poet James Weldon Johnson from the last century:
May we ETHIOPIANS UNITED forever stand,
True to the Almighty,
True to our native land, Ethiopia.
Facing the rising sun over Ethiopia, our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.
ONWARD AND FORWARD ETHIOPIANS! VICTORY AWAITS!