US-led West Has No Desire to Support Ethiopian Gov’t Efforts to Resolve Conflict

American Political Analyst

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ENA/NOVEMBER 17, 2021

There is no sincere desire on behalf of the US-led West to support the Ethiopian government’s efforts to resolve the current conflict according to its vision, American Political Analyst Andrew Korybko said.

Responding to questions posed by ENA via email, Korybko said “that would defeat the entire purpose of the American Hybrid War on Ethiopia, which is to turn the country into an example of what could happen to all others across Africa and the Global South more broadly, if they continue pursuing balanced relations between China and the US.”

Washington considers such a strategy as being detrimental to its interests due to its zero-sum perspective on the New Cold War. What’s good for Beijing is bad for Washington, it thinks, he added.

According to him, that’s not an objectively accurate assessment though; but one that’s driven by the US paranoid fear of gradually losing its global hegemony, the trend of which has been in progress for at least the past decade.

The analyst believes that China and the US can indeed engage in “friendly” competition in Third world countries like Ethiopia, which can in turn enable those states to leverage their competition for the purpose of maximally developing their economies.

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“Working closely with China and the US doesn’t have to be at either of their expense but can actually be mutually beneficial. Everyone can win, expand influence, and develop.”

Nevertheless, he noted that the US seems to lack confidence in its ability to sustainably compete with China on a level playing field over the long run, which is why it’s aggressively seeking to manipulate the “rules of the game” in its favor through Hybrid Warfare means.

In the Ethiopian context, this takes the form of tacitly supporting the TPLF for the purpose of weakening the country from within, internally partitioning it, and thus destroying its ability to function as a unified state that can set a positive example for all other developing nations. For this reason, it’s unrealistic to expect it to support the Ethiopian government, he underscored.

Moreover, Korybko pointed out that technically speaking the US-led West recognizes the democratically elected Ethiopian government, but with the crucial caveat that they also believe that the controversies associated with the latest vote cast doubt upon its legitimacy.

“This weaponized perception that’s driven by the false narratives that were propagated about it over the past year is intended to pressure the authorities to treat the terrorist-designated TPLF as their political equals in order to justify the latter’s political vision aimed at the de facto internal partition of the country through the Bosnian model,” the analyst noted.

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He underlined that if the US-led West didn’t have any ulterior motives related to meddling in Ethiopia’s internal affairs for the aforementioned end, then they would have recognized its new government without any reservations.

Instead, they sought to exploit the existing conflict in order to obtain leverage over the authorities aimed at advancing their grand strategic interests in that country.

The analyst further said, “This was justified on the basis of faux ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ concerns, which were peddled to the public for perception management purposes. The US-led West doesn’t sincerely believe in them.”

Korybko revealed that “nobody should expect Western governments to back their Ethiopian counterpart’s efforts to peacefully resolve this crisis since they lack the political will to oppose their American patron.”

Only those states that feel confident in independently pursuing their interests will even consider supporting Ethiopia, he underscored.

That said, the political analyst noted that the level of practical support that can be expected is minimal among many because they might fear that saying – or let alone doing – too much could provoke the US political wrath.

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He further stressed that “great powers like Russia and China are thus expected to take the lead in substantively supporting Ethiopia, especially at the UN. Other countries that have come under similar American pressure might also follow suit for the sake of their principles.”

Political and moral support is important, but what might eventually be needed is reliable economic and humanitarian support, Korybko said. The conflict might cause enduring hardships for the Ethiopian people, which is where its government’s partners can step in.

Russia, China, India, Turkey, and others should seek to enhance bilateral trade with Ethiopia and expand access to their domestic market in order to compensate for the country’s planned exclusion from the US African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), he stated.

The political analyst underscored that “the regrettable experience of corrupt UN officials taking the TPLF’s side proved that this global body isn’t entirely reliable when it comes to providing humanitarian aid. Ethiopia’s partners should consider compensating for that too, if needed.”

7 Comments

  1. QUOTE:There is no sincere desire on behalf of the US-led West to support the Ethiopian government’s efforts to resolve the current conflict according to its vision, American Political Analyst Andrew Korybko said.UNQUOTE

    Humble Commentary, 17 Nov 2021
    I would not disagree with the above statment. But I would be comfortable to put it this way >>> The WESTERN SOCIETIES — the colonial powers of ‘yesteryears’ — were never, and still are not, interested in the development of the BLACK RACE of AFRICA. NEVER.

    What the colonial marauders wanted — and still today —is the physical Africa for its natural richness. NEVER for the development of the BLACK HUMAN BEINGS. That is what it was; that is what it is; and that is what it will always be. AMEN.
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    Historical Deception I can’t resist mentioning the ever lasting story of a white man going to Africa with religious attire but wound-up being the custodian of the African Rich Continent and giving his religious attire to the Black African who was mesmerized to see A WHITE MAN. WE ARE STILL MESMERIZED to the depth of our bones. LOOK AROND.

  2. QUOTE:There is no sincere desire on behalf of the US-led West to support the Ethiopian government’s efforts to resolve the current conflict according to its vision, American Political Analyst Andrew Korybko said.UNQUOTE

    Humble Commentary, 17 Nov 2021
    I would not disagree with the above statment. But I would be comfortable to put it this way >>> The WESTERN SOCIETIES — the colonial powers of ‘yesteryears’ — were never, and still are not, interested in the development of the BLACK RACE of AFRICA. NEVER.
    What the colonial marauders wanted — and still today —is the physical Africa for its natural richness. NEVER for the development of the BLACK HUMAN BEINGS. That is what it was; that is what it is; and that is what it will always be. AMEN.
    ——————————— Historical Deception I can’t resist mentioning the ever lasting story of a white man going to Africa with religious attire but wound-up being the custodian of the African Rich Continent and giving his religious attire to the Black African who was mesmerized to see A WHITE MAN. WE ARE STILL MESMERIZED to the depth of our bones. LOOK AROUND.

  3. Thank you so much. I would add that Ethiopians in the US should focus on lobbying in Washington. The TPLF has massive wealth that they have amassed over the last 27 years of theft from the Ethiopian. Wein America need to counter balance that. Pay these politicians and the so called journalists. Because that’s WHAT THE TPLF IS DOING.

  4. Vert truthful article. The double standard of the West has gone to a new high. The due victim cry and cheering victorious narrative for TPLF terrorists all at the same time while putting mounting blames and pressure on a duly elected government for ceasefires and peace talk is nothing but in insult on Ethiopians and Africans intelligence.

    Where on earth once a dictatorial brutal regime ousted for its brutal methods of controlling power is given equal attention for peace talk? When in fact the violent rebels are announcing that their mission is to destroy the country. Thank God not only the terrorist rebels but also their outside supporters now have come to learn how Ethiopians will never be influenced by any stupid fake news or propaganda..

    **The threat to impose sanction according to some news outlets, has potential repercussions:” It could, for instance make Ethiopian leaders lees likely to cooperate with U.S. and international efforts to funnel in humanitarian aid for civilians ….”

  5. America is engaged in a diplomacy of confusion. Here are the warning words they used to frighten governments and confuse the world community about Ethiopia: Ethiopia can not benefit from free duty trade while there is human rights abuse by the government of Ethiopia: Are there not human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere in the world? Are you not dealing with China? Why is not America worried about what is being done to the Yemeni people? The other big word they use to push for their own agenda is: There is real risk of the Ethiopian nation pulling apart. Adding to the many confusion and diffusion of their fabricated lies they say ” US fears regional impact of Ethiopian conflict”. These are a comedy of errors with unfunny endings, America is telling the world by siding with TPLF.
    Granted no government is fully democratic. The Ethiopians are experimenting with the idea of democracy. However, one’s democracy is another groups hegemony. We say and others have been saying it before there is no true democracy in this world. We are still experimenting. We are theorizing and experimenting. No theory is without holes. Attempting to patching those holes and to pick up the pieces to continue experimenting again and again without perfection is what a democracy is. I believe the Ethiopians are on the right path. The infighting and looting of one another will not help heal the land or its people no matter who is fueling the conflict. We must wake up and see things in a logical manner and say why are these people so interested in our welfare more than the inhabitants of the land? What is there for them? History tells us, while they are telling us how worried they are about us, they are also searching and finding new ways to start fresh fires so we can continue to kill each other. Search History. Find it. Learn from it. Then you will see who is messing around the globe in the name of peace and democracy. American diplomacy is the the devil in the darkness. You can not see it or feel it. It just manifests its destructive power unseen. Wake up people. What they are doing in Ethiopia is the glimpse of their dark side and will continue to do so regardless of ceasefire or stoppage of hostilities for good. They are not helping anyone, they are after their own advantages. You do not believe me, wait and see!

  6. What is Ethiopia doing to end the conflict again? Very curious to know, please provide an answer. We don’t have much room to criticize others unless we are helping ourselves first.

    Thanks,
    MJ

  7. The conflict is too deep rooted to be resolved militarily. The ruthlessness applied by both sides in fighting the war make it impossible to find the solution formula without taking time into account no precondition cease-fire a long pause is necessary . rebuilding healing and normalizing relations has to take precedence

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