EthioPoint: Ethiopians Analysis | Research Articles

A call for Broader Alliance !!! By Tedla Asfaw

5 mins read

Tedla Asfaw

Tedla-AsfawI read Obo Biri piece on current debate of “armed alliance with Shabia” posted here. I agree with Biri that after the Badme war of 1998-2000 Woyane is controlled by Shabia which he clearly identified it as TPLF/EPLF.  The recent interview of Aboy Sibhat confirms that.
The Shabia in Addis and the Shabia in Asmara both believe that if they are not in power the interest of Eritrea will be endangered by Ethiopian nationalists, No group at present is fighting for the interest of Ethiopia. G7 leadership wants to be seen as more “Eritrean” than the WoyaneShabias,

The well armed TPDM is busy defending  Asmara before it can “liberate” us. OLF leadership in Asmara is kept out of the current debate of working with Shabia. It was Kemal Gelchu who articulated  “Oromos are Ethiopians”  and Ethiopian Unity is the goal of OLF wing he has been leading. Such statement is not appreciated by both Shabias in Addis and Asmara.
The current debate of armed struggle using Shabia as an ally is an ” Empty Talk ” for now. OLF,TPDM and ONLF have armed groups in Asmara. It is only ONLF that has engaged Woyane in skirmishes here and there in Ethiopia. Shabia was not involved  in fight for “Self determination of the Ogaden people” directly.
If G7 Armed Force is ready to cross the Mereb River to engage Woyane it will be led by TPDM. It is not at all easy to differentiate between TPDM and Shabia’s soldiers. Many observers believe that they are one and the same. The more than a decade old stalemate between Shabia in Asmara and Shabia in Addis is to be broken as soon as TPDM/G7 engages Woyane.
G7 fighting force a.k.a  “Amhara Force”, TPDM a.k.a  TPLF march to remove Woyane, a Shabia inAddis, with OLF and ONLF mix with OPDO in Oromia  and ONLF in Somali Kilil respectively. Addiswill be under the joint rule of the new liberators called EPRDF Two. G7 will be disbanded after its mission of removing Shabia in Addis. Article 39 of Woyane Constitution will officially be effective.
To save us from such scenario and stop Ethiopia from not being another Somalia is the armed force of Ethiopia. The top commanders of this force are Woyane Shabias. A military coup by low level members of the army which comprises  different ethnic groups is a big possibility.
Discrediting the army as Woyane army will only help the goal of Shabias in Asmara and Addis.Shabia wants to dismantle the army into its Kilil. The educated forces of the army who are part of the larger society know very well that the Ethiopian people peacefully have shown time and again they stand for United Ethiopia.
A call for ” Broader Alliance” Obo Biri made should be made to the Ethiopian Federal Army. The many attempts to look for such alliance in the opposition was sabotaged by Shabias in Asmara and Addis and we should not expect any miracle now.