“Ugly American Diplomat” Jeffrey TPLF“hitman” Feltman headed .


Al Mariam’s Commentaries
November 3, 2021
JEEFREY TPLFeltman: Special Envoy or Special Buffoon?

What the hell is Jeffrey TPLFeltman doing in Ethiopia now?

Every time I turn around, Jeffrey TPLFeltman shows his face in Ethiopia or is lurking, slithering, skulking and slinking all over the Horn of Africa.

He keeps showing up in Ethiopia like a bad penny.

Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you.

Old Jeff ain’t fooling me! I got his number long before he became “Special Envoy of the Horn of Africa.”

I got Jeff’s number when he showered the late murderous TPLF thug Meles Zenawi with lavish praises.

In September 2012, at Meles’ funeral, Feltman laid on thick:

Prime Minister Meles was an impressive statesman who dedicated many decades to serving his country. He was a skilled mediator. He will be remembered for his exceptional leadership. He dedicated tremendous energy to advancing Ethiopia’s economic growth and development…”


On November 1, 2021, Feltman tried to disown his own words:

My remarks that day bypassed entirely the subject of human rights in emphasizing the Meles’ economic legacy. I had no idea that a ceremonial, representational appearance would, nearly a decade later, be fodder for misinformation on social media that the newly appointed U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa was somehow hopelessly partisan in favor of a man I never actually met. This distortion highlights the strong views that exist on Meles’ legacy on today’s Ethiopia. It is also a reminder that Ethiopia’s social media is, if nothing else, wondrously creative.

What a lying sack!

Feltman in 2012 said he “bypassed entirely the subject of human rights that day.”

But today in 2021, Feltman is in Ethiopia to talk about human rights in Tigray!

Feltman today says he is unfairly accused of being “hopelessly partisan in favor of a man I never actually met.”

Yet in 2012, he lavished praises on a man he never actually met calling him “impressive statesman”, “skilled mediator”, etc.

How can sing such praises about a man he never met?

What a hypocrite!

Old Jeff thinks he can pull one more fast one on Ethiopia’s leadership talking trash about “unfettered humanitarian access”, “negotiated ceasefire”, “sanctions” and the rest of it.

Read Aloud:   Barely Out of Afghanistan, Now America Is Supposed To Save Tigray From Ethiopia and Eritrea?

But Feltman ain’t nothing more than the “The Ugly American” depicted in the 1958 Eugene Burdick and William Lederer novel.

That book begins with Ambassador Sears bemoaning the fact that the people of the fictional country of Sarkhan are “strange little monkeys”.

The fact is Sears is the real monkey. He is completely clueless about Sarkhanese history, politics or society.

Feltman, like Sears, is clueless about the history, politics and culture of Horn countries.

Life imitating art!

Feltman is the real life “ugly American” special envoy (ambassador) who believes there are “strange little monkeys” in the Horn of Africa he can scare with threats of sanctions, aid cutoff and warfare.

But two weeks ago, Sudan’s strongman and coup leader Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan made a monkey out of Feltman.

Exhibit A: On the weekend of October 24, 2021, Jeffrey Feltman held “high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Sudan to shore up the country’s shaky transitional government.”

Feltman told everyone, “Don’t worry. I got this!”

However, “only an hour after Feltman’s flight took off, Burhan made his move and ordered the sweeping arrest of civilian leaders, including Hamdok, the prime minister, and dissolved  the transitional government to take power.”

Burhan played Feltman like a cheap fiddle!

Feltman is the real life ugly American diplomat who believes:

US interference is quite acceptable, but Iranian interference is utterly unacceptable. This might be adequate behavior for the diplomat of a country, but it is hardly the temperament for a senior UN official. It raises doubts about Feltman’s ability to be even-handed in his deliberations as a steward of the world’s political dilemmas. (Italics added.)

Before travelling to the Horn in early May 2021, TPLFeltman was talking trash. “Authoritarian leaders in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia draw closer at the expense of the wider collective.”

“Authoritarian” is a kinder, gentler word for “dictator”.

U.S. officials use “authoritarian” to demonize and ostracize leaders that do not kowtow to them (i.e., “Uncle Sam, massuh…)


Today, he is in Ethiopia to talk to the same “conniving leaders” hellbent on ripping off the rest of the Horn of Africa.

Is Feltman in Ethiopia for monkey business?

Walter Scott in Marmion wrote:

Oh, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!

Feltman is in Ethiopia to untangle his web of deceit and treachery.

Feltman is in Ethiopia to pull a scam, bamboozle, hoodwink and run amok.

Feltman is Sleazy Suzie’s (a/k/a Susan Rice’s) gofer (telalaki).

SS is Feltman’s puppet mistress.

But what did Sleazy Suzie program Feltman to do this time around?

Why does Feltman think he can pull the wool over the eyes of Ethiopia’s leaders?

Why does Feltman think Ethiopians cannot see through his scam as “Special Horn of Africa Envoy”?

“Special Horn of Africa Envoy”? BFD!


On November 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of State issued regulations denying licenses   “for exports of defense articles or defense services to or for the armed forces, police, intelligence, or other internal security forces of either Ethiopia or Eritrea.”

On November 2, 2021, “President Biden announced three countries including Ethiopia will be terminated from the AGOA trade preference program as of January 1, 2022…”

On November 2, 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa declared, “The security environment in Ethiopia has deteriorated significantly in the last several days… We strongly suggest that U.S. citizens seriously reconsider travel to Ethiopia and those who are currently in Ethiopia consider making preparations to leave the country.”

On November 3, 2021, the State Department spokesman said, “Ambassador Feltman will be travelling to Ethiopia on November 4 and 5. He will be travelling there as I said before because we are increasingly troubled by the expansion of combat operations and violence…”

On April 27. 2021, Feltman predicted a civil war in Ethiopia will make Syria’s civil war “child’s play”.

On May 19, 2021, the United States Senate passed S. Res. 97 demanding the Ethiopian Government comply with a laundry list of activities that are insulting of Ethiopian sovereignty and denigrate the dignity of Ethiopia as a nation.

Read Aloud:   Who Benefits from Economic Growth in Ethiopia?

On May 23, 2021, the U.S. State Department announced “visa restrictions” on Ethiopia because of the crisis in Tigray.

On August 25, 2021, United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced that because of the conflict in Tigray Ethiopia could be kicked out of  the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) program.

On September 17, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order “Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons With Respect to the Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia.”

On October 21, 2021, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed H. Res 445 condemning the Ethiopian Government and demanding that it negotiate with the terrorist group Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

For months U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has been coordinating with the European Union to apply pressure and sanctions to bring Ethiopia to its knees and negotiate with the TPLF under the guise of “cessation of hostilities.”

For months, the Biden administration has been coordinating with the Western press-titutes including CNN,  New York TimesBloomberg and others to bombard global public opinion by perpetuating a narrative of condemnation, disinformation, demonization and degradation of Ethiopia.

Pray tell, after the Biden administration has stabbed Ethiopia in the back time and time again, what the hell is Jeffrey Feltman doing in Ethiopia?

Stab Ethiopia one more time for the coup de grâce (death blow)?

Could it be that Feltman thinks he can schmooze Ethiopian leaders by offering them a little somethin’, somethin’ like crumbs, handouts?

Maybe he wants to threaten them with more sanctions?

I know. I know. Plead for safe passage for doomed TPLF leaders listening to the bell tolling for them?

What Feltman, Sleazy Suzie, Biden, Blinken, etc., need to know and understand is a simple fact. Ethiopians are proud people and will never, never kiss their feet or any other part of their body.

The fact remains. Ethiopians always kick ass not kiss it!


  1. Brother Al! Such effort by a US official should be encouraged. The rebels are only about 200 miles from the capital. The government there does not seem to have the capabilities to talk back the areas under Debre’s forces now. What so far to be a sign of relief for me is the rebels have not carried out a massive shooting of civilians. I have read news of about 100 youths summarily executed in the city south of Dessie but it was reported by the government. Advancing to the capital by Debre’s forces may lead to a drawn out battle for the city. It will be turned into foxholes and trenches both sides digging in. The capital is home to more than 5 million residents. Just a few hours ago the US and UK governments have advised their citizens and non-essential embassy employees to leave the country now. This is the mother of all calamities in the offing I have had a nightmare about for quite some time now. If the capital turns into a major battle zone then the entire country will turn into a battle zone. I hope Mr. Feltman shall succeed in his assignment. Let’s all temper our emotions and give peace mongers a chance. Let’s not make their efforts difficult. It is difficult as it is. Debre’s forces will not turn back to a region already in shambles and gripped, as reported, with acute food shortage. Wow! What a nightmare I’m having now for those unfortunate people. All of us should be prepared to hear everyone of our relatives crying out for help. Let’s be ready to hear news of their demise one by one. I’m pleading to both Abiy and Debre to gain back their senses and do the right thing to avert this pending calamity peacefully. Enough with pointing fingers at each other. Sit down and talk.

  2. Joe Biden has done it again as he had yearned and promoted as Senator, as VP and now as POTUS. With the power vested in him, he unleashed the furry on poor Ethiopia in particular and on Africa in general by suspending AGOA and turning it into American Gross Oppression on Africa act. The carrot and stick doctrine of choice of Biden in practice. Now carrot is off the table (AGOA) and the sticks to pile on.

    • Ittu Aba Farda are you writing this comment at starbucks where you orgnized a mourning event for ethiopia ? Ittu Aba Farda is political advisor for abiy and he insist on pushin,g Abiy to continue with his genoicidal move. Ittu Aba Farda , and Rezene , including prof almariam to ICC

      justice for amhara , wollo

      • Some of us may find it so easy to,play heroes from our comfy homes here. The chance of that country going belly up is greater than ever. Enough blaming outsiders for our faults/misgivings has been going around for decades and that needs to stop. It is high noon for that gem of the colored and it should shape up or blow up! Acting hearses at the sounds of zeraafs, gerersaas and laloyes will not further the accord for those innocent and upright people over there. Those two leaders should stop acting dumb and start thinking straight. Stubbornness may help win certain engagements at the battle fronts but it will never win the war. In this case, if this behavior continues, mark my word for it that the country known as Ethiopia today will turn into a heap of ashes of human remains. This is not funny! Stop moaning, crying, shedding crocodile tears acting a hero at a safe distance thousands miles away from a country that has turned to hell for millions already. Waging peace is Allah’s ways than waging senseless and destructive battles. Those Amharas, Oromos, Afars, Somalis and the rest of the people monger and dream about peace and stability since 1974. Every time when they thing they finally got their wishes some gangsters come in and shatter those wishes on them. Stop acting childish. Grow up!

        • Make that: Acting heroes at the sounds of zeraafs, gerersaas and laloyes will not further the accord for those innocent and upright people over there.

  3. America evil esprit drives them to make one and lasting effort in order to revive TPLF as the time reaches now to vanish once and for all. Try to return back this messenger from Air port as Ethiopian people have no time to discuss with him as America tirelessly has been made all sabotage, sanction on military and trade agreement (AGOA) and many more. So why is needed at this point to discuss with this guy???????????????????????? Ethiopian government just forget about him and concentrate on accomplishing its assignment to end the war very soon.

    Don’t forget that Ethiopia is a promise country by Almighty God.

    Long live to Ethiopia!!

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