Over the past few days, the madding Western press-titute media, supported by a so-called human rights organization and puppet mastered by the spokesman for the terrorist Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), has been in overdrive pumping vile disinformation against Ethiopia.
The Western press-titutes had been silent for the past few months.
They were silently mourning their doomed darling TPLF terrorists.
O TPLF! TPLF! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is lost and gone,
The port is near, the bells I hear
TPLF, the bell tolls for thee, dear.
Walt Whitman and John Donne be remembered.
Bloomberg, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Human Rights Watch and other Western press-titutes have been shedding crocodile tears for the people of Tigray.
The Western press-titute media blitzkrieg
On March 22, 2022, the eve of the Senate hearing on S 3199, Bobby Ghosh, Bloomberg columnist, delivered the first salvo in the Infowars against Ethiopia.
In a sensational headlined piece, Ghosh announced “The World’s Deadliest War Isn’t in Ukraine, But in Ethiopia.” Ghosh claimed Ethiopia is facing a “calamity of mass starvation and ethnocide” and proposed eviscerating US sanctions as the solution.
No surprise there. In February 2021, I documented the Bloomberg Editorial Board’s hatchet job of lies and damned lies on Ethiopia.
On March 23, 2022, The Guardian sensationally announced, “Millions in Tigray face hunger as they wait in vain for aid.”
Citing Tedros Adhanom, putative head of the World Health Organization and a lifetime member of the TPLF terrorist group, the Guardian claimed, there is ‘nowhere on earth’ where the health of millions of people was more under threat than in Tigray.”
On March 23, 2022, Foreign Policy published an op ed by the spokesman of the terrorist TPLF who argued, “International solidarity with Kyiv in the face of Russian aggression is admirable. Tigrayans brutalized by Ethiopia and Eritrea deserve the same.”
On March 24, 2022, Human Rights Watch, an organization in the pocket of the terrorist TPLF, accused the Ethiopian Government of committing war crimes for an alleged drone attack on a “school” and killing “children”.
Let us set the facts straight!
TPLF terrorist godhead Debretsion openly declared after launching his disastrous war, “Starting with children, everyone will fight.”
The TPLF is well-known for using child soldiers extensively as I have amply documented.
The TPLF is well-known for using human shields to protect its regular troops.
The TPLF is well-known for strategically using children as human wave overwhelm the ENDF.
The TPLF is well-known for hiding its fighters among refugees.
The TPLF is well-known for coaching alleged victims to parrot its propaganda.
Numerous eyewitness reports have shown Ethiopian Defense Forces have refused to fire on TPLF child soldiers.
Anyone who has any familiarity with the professionalism and integrity of the Ethiopian Airforce leadership knows they will not order a drone attack on schools and refugees.
No one with a conscience would condone an attack on schools or refugees.
Was an alleged drone attack made on a school or a school for terrorists? Were terrorists in training allegedly attacked or innocent civilians?
The history of the TPLF provides ample evidence to answer these questions.
The aim of the TPLF terrorists and their Western press-titute infowars on Ethiopia is the same as always as I have documented in December 2o20 and thereafter.
1) Paint Ethiopia as the land of genocide.
2) Depict the Ethiopian government leaders as perpetrators of war crimes.
3) Use infowars to bring draconian sanctions on Ethiopia and destroy its economy and restore the terrorist TPLF to power, and
4) Restore the terrorist TPLF to power in Ethiopia.
Western press-titutes and White Man’s Burden
Do Western press-titutes give a rat’s ass about Black Africans in Tigray or anywhere else starving or dying?
But they are driven mad by white supremacy Messianic complex.
Just like Rudyard Kipling.
As a white supremacist colonial journalist, Kipling believed it was his duty to urge the white man to uphold his divinely ordained burden and save the damned and wretched “half devil, half child” colonial savages from themselves, their savage wars and famine:
Take up the White Man’s burden —
The savage wars of peace —
Fill full the mouth of Famine
And bid the sickness cease;
And when your goal is nearest
The end for others sought,
Watch Sloth and heathen Folly
Bring all your hope to nought.
So, the Western bleeding-heart press-titutes today shed crocodile tears for the slothful, heathen half devil, half child starving Africans.
Not only that.
They are also trying to manufacture consent among whites in the West to shoulder that burden.
Truth be told, starving Africans may be of passing interest for the guilt-ridden bleeding-heart white liberals, but most white Westerners treat people of color in their midst with benign neglect at best and ordinarily with depraved indifference.
Consider these facts published by the US Government.
In 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported more than 38 million people, including 12 million children, in the United States were starving. Excuse me, they were “food insecure.”
“Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life.”
Ironically, when “food insecurity” occurs in Africa, they are quick to call it “starvation”!
After Covid, how many more are added to the list of starving Americans?
Yet, the Western press-titute media would rather champion the cause of starving Africans than African Americans, Latino Americans, and Native Americans.
The height of hypocrisy!
Why restart the demonization campaign against Ethiopia now?
So, what caused the resurgence in Western press-titute coordinated disinformation attack on Ethiopia?
The answer is related to sanctions legislation against Ethiopia pending in the US House and the Senate.
The whole Western press-titute effort behind the Ethiopia demonization campaign is to influence passage of draconian sanctions bills: House Resolution 6600 and Senate Bill 3199 by creating a sense of urgency, doom and gloom, hellfire, and damnation in Tigray.
The Western press-titutes believe they can stoke the anger and outrage of ordinary Americans against the Ethiopian government by making sensationalized claims of war crimes, genocide, and all manner of human rights abuses.
But ordinary Americans got their own problems. They could not care less about what happens in Africa!
HR 6600 (“Ethiopia Stabilization, Peace, and Democracy Act”) is the product of lobbying by supporters of the terrorist TPLF, Western-press-titutes and so-called human rights organizations that have built empires on the misery of Africans.
The aim of HR 6600 (or is it HR 666) is regime change by crippling the Ethiopian economy with draconian sanctions and making the lives of the Ethiopian people so miserable they will rise and overthrow the democratically elected Ethiopian government.
A duplicate Senate bill 3199 (“To promote peace and democracy in Ethiopia”) was introduced to fast-track action on sanctions.
In a nutshell, the Congressional supporters of the terrorist TPLF believe they can restore the TPLF to power by waging economic warfare and sabotage against Ethiopia.
On March 23, 2022, the day the Western press-titutes opened their infowars on Ethiopia, a hearing on SB 3199 scheduled in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chaired by the notorious indicted criminal-cum-senator (22 counts of bribery, fraud and such) Robert Menendez was canceled for unspecified reasons.
But on the same day, Joe Biden’s Horn of Africa envoy David Satterfield (who replaced Jeffrey “TPLF Hitman” Feltman) was in Ethiopia talking about “improving the humanitarian situation”.
Satterfield had explained in his first interview as replacement special envoy that the U.S. is “are focused squarely on effecting the initiation and sustainment of vital humanitarian assistance to Tigray, as well as maintaining and enhancing our assistance to all other communities in need. There can be no higher priority. What we do, what we say – all is focused upon achieving and maintaining that goal.” (Italics added.)
Most likely, the hearing was postponed in the Senate because committee approval of SB 3199 would have embarrassed Satterfield and scuttled any prospects of improvements in Ethiopia-U.S. relations.
So, all the noise the Western press-titutes were making on the eve of the hearing on SB 3199 had to do with giving moral legitimacy, moral imperative, and impetus to speed up passage of these sanctions bills.
The best laid plans of the TPLF mice and their lobbyist and supporters came to naught when the Senate hearing was cancelled/postponed.
It appears there is solid opposition to SB 3199 by some good friends of Ethiopia.
If push comes to shove, Ethiopia’s friends in the Senate could filibuster SB 3199.
In the US Senate, individual senators have extraordinary parliamentary prerogatives in the rules, procedures, and precedents of the chamber.
Ethiopia’s friends in the Senate can put a hold on SB 3199.
Will the US Senate go to the mat and halt its business on a bill prepared to defend terrorists in Ethiopia?
Robert Burns penned the stanza:
“The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!”
Just like the best laid plans of the TPLF that went awry when they tried to realize their promised joy of taking power by a “blitzkrieg” attack on the garrisons of the Ethiopian National Defense Force on November 4, 2021.
Just like the best laid plans of the TPLF went awry when they invaded Amhara and Afar regions for the promised joy of seizing power by brute force.
Just like the TPLF plans that went awry when they deployed an army of lobbyists, true believers like Susan Rice, the “Princess of Darkness,” Samantha Power, the “Princess of Beggars,” Gayle Smith “The Queen of TPLF,” the Western press-titute media and criminal and corrupt members of Congress on the take.
All that is left of the promised joy of returning to power for the terrorist TPLF is “nothing but grief and pain” and misery, anguish, despair, woe, heartache, sorrow and suffering for the people of Tigray!
The best laid plans of the TPLF mice to impose deadly sanctions collapsed as the bearers of the cross of White Man’s Burden cooked up a deal
On March 24, 2022, the Ethiopian government in a statement declared “an indefinite humanitarian truce effective immediately to facilitate the free flow of emergency humanitarian aid into the Tigray region.”
The Ethiopian government expressed its “hopes that this truce will substantially improve the humanitarian situation on the ground and pave the way for the resolution of the conflict in the northern Ethiopia without further bloodshed.”
On March 25, 2022, terrorist TPLF godhead Debretison issued a statement declaring, “the Government of Tigray is committed to implementing a cessation of hostilities effective immediately… and will do everything it can to make sure that this cessation of hostilities is a success.”
After the Ethiopian government announced its indefinite humanitarian truce, it was all lovey dovey talk among American/Western leaders.
On the morning of March 24, 2022, Tibor Nagy, former Assistant Secretary for African Affairs tweeted before any official announcements that
#Ethiopian Govt declaration of humanitarian truce should be reciprocated quickly by #TPLF. Obvious this is culmination of prior discussions. This can begin process of permanently ending conflict. Time for everyone to support peace and stop poison.
On the evening of March 24, 2022, Samantha Power, USAID Administrator (“Patron Saint of Beggars”) chimed in tweeting:
We welcome the Ethiopian government’s declaration of an immediate humanitarian truce. Cannot overstate the desperate needs of civilians and the acute urgency of humanitarian aid reaching people in Tigray and other areas of Ethiopia.
The United States welcomes and strongly supports the declaration today by the Government of Ethiopia of an indefinite humanitarian truce, effective immediately, and the commitment to work in collaboration with humanitarian organizations to expedite the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian assistance to all those in need.
On March 24, 2022, Vicky Ford, MP, UK Minister for Africa tweeted,
Strongly support Government of #Ethiopia commitment to humanitarian truce and access to #Tigray. Tigrayan authorities should respond by ceasing fire and withdrawing from Afar.
On March 25, 2022, UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez tweeted,
I welcome the declaration by the Government of Ethiopia of an indefinite humanitarian truce & the commitment by Tigrayan authorities to a cessation of hostilities.
On March 25, 2022, EU chief Joseph Borrell, EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy chief, tweeted,
Important developments in #Ethiopia. EU welcomes humanitarian truce announced by Ethiopian Government and reciprocated by #Tigrayan authorities. All parties to the conflict should now work to ensure humanitarian access to all people in need, without any further delay or condition.”
So, what does it all mean for Ethiopian Americans?
One and only one thing:
“Remember, remember the 8th of November 2022, DD Day- Drive Democ RATs Outta Congress Day.”
Get ready! T- 8 months!
Count on it!