by Getahune Bekele
Madmen such as Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, Adolf Hitler of Germany and comrade PolPot of Cambodia occur occasionally in all societies around the world and kill thousands before they are killed or captured. The pain they cause however, takes hundreds of years to heal.
In May 1991, one such individual with unctuous and insincere personality appeared on Ethiopian television prime time news, surrounded with heavily armed Tigre sycophant, made supercilious and obnoxious by the victory over the communist regime of the time.
Some of us could see that the boorish smile of the thin-skinned tyrant was tinged with cruelty. Then he delivered his first speech, a subterfuge, threadbare plot designed to divide and rule the impoverished nation called Ethiopia. He also let loose a fearsome tirade to the Amharas.
Today, that satanic virtuoso is 21 years old; and under his brutal rule, Ethiopia is in the throes of genocide.
Although tribalism is obsolescent in Africa, it forms parts of Ethiopia’s constitution in order to pave ways for the future total disintegration of the nation.Zenawi will die drooling in anticipation of incessant tribal wars from which his beloved Tigraye republic would emerge unscathed and continue to exist by keeping Ethiopians at war with each other.
Why is this mad man not charged for war crimes committed inside Somalia since 2006-2012? how could the ICC charged Sudan pres Omar Albashir for crimes committed on the people of Darfur and let Zenawi off the hook for the same crimes such as the Arbagugu massacre (1991), the Adebabaye Iyeuses massacre (1993), the Nebs Gebeya massacre (2010), the ethnic cleansing and genocide crimes committed in western Gonder for almost 21 years, and for war crimes he committed in 2005 in Addis Ababa?
Why is the international criminal court reluctant to issue arrest warrant for the Bone chilling crime committed in southern Ethiopia’s Benji Maji district of Gura Ferda area between March and April 2012?
In just less than two weeks more than 80,000 Amharas were evicted from their homes empty handed under the supervision of a dullard, deputy PM and
Foreign minister Haile Mariam Desalegn, a southerner, and his right hand operate, Shieferaw Shigute, with Zenawi providing the cover as he still toadies to the westerners.
Isn’t this mass deportation a crime under international law?
Since Lieutenant colonel Adolf Eichmann deported 400,000 Hungarian Jews in just 3 months in 1944,out of which 15,000 were sent directly to Auschwitz death camp, the world has not seen 80,000 deported (in two weeks) during peace times.
This perfidious act makes Zenawi a byword for unexplained cruelty and mercilessness.
“If we don’t like the color of their eyes, we have the right to chase them away…” this was the genocidal statement of PM Meles Zenawi, and such is the logic behind his mass deportation, persecution and mass slaughter of the Amharas.
Since he was appointed supreme ruler of Ethiopia by westerners at the infamous London conference, to commit acts of terror in the Horn of Africa, the tyrant has never disappointed his masters. He devastated the region by exporting terror to Somalia, Eritrea and Southern Sudan.
However, currently, with the rise of Kenya as the region’s superpower, Zenawi has become not just a liability but also a source of embarrassment to the likes of Barack Obama and David Cameron.
Usually when a despot is no longer useful to them, westerners would simply arm his opponents to depose him or send secret service agents to shoot him dead.Nevertheless, it seems they no longer use this covert operation under the present world order and with that, they don’t know what to do to get rid of Zenawi. Nor do the brutalized Ethiopians themselves know what to do to the man who ruled them with iron hand for more than two decades.
Gripped by the mortal fear of the repeat of the 2005 massacre, they remain undemonstrative while the emaciated little Fhurer with unexplained cruelty towards them, continue to commit horrific war crimes, ethnic cleansing and pillaging with no fear of the law or the so-called international criminal court, even after the successful prosecution of Liberian war lord Charles Taylor.
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