Call It by Its Real Name: It Is  AMARA GENOCIDE

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Belayneh Abate

Just like other media outlets and hypocrites, the Amaric VOA reported today በኦሮሚያ ክልልከአንድ ብሔር ተወላጅ ናቸውበተባሉ ዜጎች ላይ ዘግናኝ ጥቃት መድረሱን ነዋሪዎች ተናገሩ”

It is deeply saddening to watch the silence of Ethiopians and especially the Amara intellectuals when the necks of Amara children, women, and elderly men are chopped off by barbaric subhuman creatures. Inspired by the propaganda of their heinous leaders, these barbaric creatures are wiping out innocent Amara families in the central, eastern, southern and western part of Ethiopia.

It is a shame for all of us, the Ethiopians, firstly for allowing this genocide to happen, and secondly for failing to stop it and call it by its real name-AMARA GENOCIDE.

Amara Genocide started 45 years ago right after the dedeb manifesto was drafted. In its earliest face, it was effectively implemented and in Wolkait and Raya. After the dedeb manifesto included “nations and nationalities” in its preamble and became the “constitution of the country, Amara genocide continued in Harerge, Arusi, Bale, Keffa, Wolega, Metekele, Shewa and many other places. [1-15]

Now, Amara genocide is escalating, and Amara infants, children, women and elderly are slaughtered even in the big cities such as Shashemen, Ziway, Nazriet and Addis Ababa.

When all these Amara cleansing and genocides have been implemented for 45 years, even the opportunist Amara intellectuals have been shamefully calling it “ethnic conflict”, an attack on “አንድ ብሔር ተወላጅ” or an attack on non-blah blah ethnic group. Mr. opportunist and hypocrite intellectual, it is NOT an ethnic conflict or an attack on “አንድ ብሔር ተወላጅ”. It is well designed and effectively implemented AMARA GENOCIDE!

It is true other ethnic groups such as the hard-working gurages and Gamos are secondary victims because they speak Amharic and they have good relationships with Amaras. But the genocide is designed exclusively for the Amaras.

All Amaras should understand that they are facing what the Jewish people faced during the Nazi era. The only difference is the Jewish people faced genocide in foreign land, but the Amaras are facing genocide in the very country their forefathers built.

As the Jewish people learned how to survive and thrive genocide, the Amara people should learn how to survive and thrive genocide. Some of the tools for Amaras to survive genocide are:

  1. Understand genocide is implemented on you and call it unequivocally AMARA GENOCIDE.
  2. Spread the information to your base and the world that Amara genocide is escalating.
  3. Learn that subhuman barbaric creatures do not understand respect, begging and patience.
  4. Do not forget a dog will chase you further if you run away from it.
  5. Organize not to attack, but to defend yourself.
  6. Debate to come up with the best survival ideas but stop arguing and fighting each other siding with traitors who put you in this danger in the first place.
  7. Keep the promise of your ancestors and never take any one’s property, but fiercely defend yours.
  8. Never attack anyone but defend yourself aggressively.
  9. Just like your ancestors, never touch innocent people, children, women, sick and elderly. These are the acts of cursed subhuman and coward creatures.
  10. Use your well-developed diplomatic culture throughout the world to save Amara from further genocide.
  11. Never give up the sovereignty of Ethiopia since it is made up of your forefather’s flesh and blood.
  12. Stay away from bad habits such as smoking, drinking, chat chewing and gambling.
  13. Emphasis on education! You can do it! You’re the descendants of good minds that cultivated the Ghion civilization; the children of innovate minds that created unique alphabet and calendar. You are the descendants of creative minds that built dozens of churches from one rock!  You are the grandson of debteras, philosophers, theologians, artists and poets.
  14. Work hard day and night like the Amara Peasants! Do not spend a minute without doing useful work.
  15. Re-enforce your survival strategy through education, innovation, creativity, experience and hard work.
  16. While you are defending yourself, save others who cannot defend themselves.
  17. Do not forget that you will claim your full country one day as other survivors of genocide claimed their countries one day.

Until the Amaras organize and decisively defend themselves, you the opportunist Amara intellectuals, all Ethiopians, Africans, the world, the newspapers, the magazines, the websites, radios and televisions please stop going around the bush. What is happening in Ethiopia is NOT ethnic conflict! The barbaric slaughtering of Amara children, Amara women and Amara elderly in Ethiopian is NOT an attack one ethnic group! Please call it by its real name!  It is an AMARA Genocide.

 

End Notes

  1. International Crisis Group: Diffusion Ethiopia’s latest Perilous crisis, https://www.crisisgroup.org/africa/horn-africa/ethiopia/defusing-ethiopias-latest-perilous-crisis
  2. ሰበር ዜና፡ በአርሲ ነገኤ የተፈጸመው እጅግ አሳስዛኝ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DXRSpxariQ
  3. ሰብአዊ መብት ጉባኤ ሪፖርት 2008 .. http://ehrco.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/HRCO-141st-Special-Report-Amharic-Sene-01-2008.pdf (Last accessed in April, 2020)
  4. Protest Crack Down killed hundreds, Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/06/15/ethiopia-protest-crackdown-killed-hundreds (Last accessed in April, 2020)
  5. Extrajudicial executions, Arbitray arests and detntions Amnesty International (Last accessed in April, 2020) https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/africa/ethiopia/report-ethiopia/ (Last accessed in April, 2020)
  6. Ethiopia, Police Open fire on Protesters https://freedomhouse.org/article/ethiopia-police-open-fire-protesters (Last accessed in April, 2020)
  7. Genocide watch documents on Ethiopia http://www.genocidewatch.org/ethiopia.html (Last accessed in April, 2020)
  8. Three million Amhars Missing, Berhanu Abegaz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-g-YWYBdbM (Last accessed in April, 2020)
  9. Three Million Amara are Missing: An Analysis based on the 1994 and the 2007 Ethiopian Population Censuses , Berhanu Abegaz , http://ethiomedia.com/101facts/4513 9 (Last accessed in April, 2020)
  10. Human right violation of Amharas Muluken Tesfaw http://video.ethsat.com/?p=24983 (Last accessed in April, 2020)
  11. Amara Genocide in Bedeno Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcZJIfUkx9M (Last accessed in April, 2020)
  12. Amara Masscre in Arba gugu video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3v9jcDAmDI (Last accessed in April, 2020)
  13. The impact of Cervical Cancer Prevention Vaccine in Amara Region.: Ambar https://www.ambapu.org/sites/default/files/2019-03/አምባ%20HPV%20Vaccine%20in%20Ethiopia_1.pdf (Last accessed in April 2020)
  14. Remembering the Anuak Massacre: Begin by Lighting Your Candle and then Your Neighbor’s Until Our Candles Bring Light Over Our Nation http://www.anuakjustice.org/
  15. Torture in Ogaden Jail: we are like dead” the Guardian https://www.hrw.org/report/2018/07/04/we-are-dead/torture-and-other-human-rights-abuses-jail-ogaden-somali-regional ( last accessed in May, 2020)

The writer can be reached at abatebelai@yahoo.com

July 6,  2020.

 

 

 

9 Comments

  1. LET US BE HONEST
    *Let us go back to the Haile Selassie ERA. and beyond.
    * How were the Oromos treated, in that era and there after?
    * Let us see a psychological phenomenon why the OROMOS were adopting AMHARIC NAMES.
    * It was – very sadly – a reflection of inferiority complex which leads to a cover-up of identity.
    * Why do you think the glaring determination to revive OROMO NAMES, at the present time.
    * Where and when do you think the ANGER of YOUNG OROMOS emanate?
    * Can we now understand what YOUNG Oromos of 2020 FEEL and reflect it onto destructive act?
    * BUT, REGARDLESS OF THAT UGLY HISTORICAL BACKGROUND,, ETHIOPIA MUST REMAIN AS ONE — AND ONLY ONE — ENTITY .
    * LESS THAN THAT IS A CLASSICAL TRAGEDY WHERE THE PLAYERS OF ALL RACES CONSCIOUSLY GOING DOWN THE DRAIN TO HELL.
    * IS THAT WHAT ETHIOPIANS , OF ALL ETHNICITY, WANT? IT IS THEIR CHOICE. THE END

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  2. There is no Amara genocide , what we see now is the end of century old mistreatment of Ethiopians under the cruel hands of the aristocrat feudals.

    To Duba

    Abiy is a qualified politician , a qualified philosopher , a qualified peace negotiator , a qualified military leader , a qualified family man , a qualified economist ….

    Abiy is doing all these and more with world class internationally re-known quality standard. Any judge can not deny that.

    Agonafer Shiferaw
    San Francisco , California

  3. Agonafir Shiferaw,

    Drop our name and show your real face as Chebude Bedada.
    Tire bitalim Tirewan. Whether you like it or not Minilik was a great leader and nation builder. Go H with the foster child of TPLF, Abiy Ahmad.

    For you the massacre of Amara is Joyce. We will see how long your joyce may last. Awre!

  4. I assume the only reason why this killing of Amaras is not being called “ethnic cleansing” or “genocide” yet by the news outlets is because the back stabbing non-Christian Amaras are the stooges , non Christian Amara’s are not being victimized only Christian Amaras are being victimized signaling a genocide proportion of actions taking place based on religious affiliations , the Ethiopia’s Christian Amaras ordeal is such a unique occurrance compared to many genocides because non Christian Amaras are backstabbing Christian Amaras , TPLF’s ethnic Constitution is put in place for this to happen . The way it is going soon Non-Christian Amaras might get victimized too eventually , since the genocide machine of the TPLF ethnic federalism constitution
    machine does not sit idle.

    Non Christian Amaras such as Mohammed Alamoudi and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen are suspected to be the culprits of these backstabbing the Christian Amaras suffer , they had held key powers over the Christian Amaras since 1991 that is why Christian Amaras continue to get massacared but the world did not label it as a genocide because the non-Christian Amaras are involved in the killings. Remember Deputy PM Demeke Mekonnen Hassen is officially a Muslim Amara.

    Muslim Amaras had enslaved Christian Amaras by using TPLF as a back up since 1991 , Muslim Amaras had been happily letting Christian Amaras get systemically and continuously eliminated for three or more decades, Christian Amaras had been disadvantaged while Muslim Amaras prosper and hold power over all of Amara by enslaving and massacring Christian Amaras ever since 1991 until now.

  5. I am not aware of any genocide, let alone an AMARA Genocide..If there is an Amhara genocide it raises many questions. Why are Amhara targetted? what is their crime? Is there any way to know the identity of an individual in towns?

    You are pseudo-intellectual who is trying to cash on the suffering of people. An educated person with knowledge on this subject will not open his loud mouth on this sensitive issue.

    There is chaos in many places in Oromia following the assassination of Hachalu. In towns organized criminals and mobs loot property. in this process any person can become an unfortunate target, be it Amhara, Gurage or Oromo. Our shameless pseudo-intellectual only sees the death of an Amhara through his special microscope.

  6. I am not aware of any genocide, let alone an AMARA Genocide..If there is an Amhara genocide it raises many questions. Why are Amhara targetted? what is their crime? Is there any way to know the identity of an individual in towns?

    You are pseudo-intellectual who is trying to cash on the suffering of people. An educated person with knowledge on this subject will not open his loud mouth because of the sensitivity of the issue.

    There was chaos in many places in Oromia following the assassination of Hachalu. In towns organized criminals and mobs loot property. in this process any person can become an unfortunate target, be it Amhara, Gurage or Oromo. Our shameless pseudo-intellectual only sees the death of an Amhara through his “special” microscope.

  7. Leaving aside the legal interpretation of the term genocide, one should accept the fact that there were targeted killings in Oromia region. If one denies this then there is no point belaboring to convince the good people of an irredentist and expansionist Oromo elite politicians. Also, one has to be tone deaf to talk of all killings targeted only on Amaras. There were other ethnic minorities who carried awful economic loss as well as the destruction of their lives notably the Guraghes. Of course, Oromos were victims too due to their Good Samaritan acts, or faith or just because they were not Oromo enough or known Ethiopianists. The mythical Oromia cannot sustain the carnage it is perpetrating on other peoples. You rule by the sword, you will die by the sword is an apt saying one must heed to. This is a landmine the Oromo extremists are laying until they will be forced to walk on it. It is a matter of time. But cooler heads must be allowed to prevail and stop using the lumpen youth for such atrocities. Create jobs for God’s sake. This monster the Oromo elites are breeding will turn back on them and finish all of them off. What a sad commentary on these so called western educated elites. They learned greed and cruelty from the other greedy and monstrous entity, the TPLF. May the Lord rid Ethiopia off these vermin.

  8. Agonafer Aka Lencho Batti at least be proud of who you are and name yourself. Today it’s the Amhara and Gurage genocide tomorrow these querro animals just like their forefathers in the 16th century will come after Konso, Gamo, Anuak, Benishangul, Sidama etc..Just you wait, they can’t build a civilization but they sure can destroy one. Berrara was grazing ground for their herds of cattle until HIM Menelik and HEr Majesty Taitu rebuilt it. These barbarians don’t know how to create they might know how to copy but that too is doubtful. Farming they were taught, Reading and writing they were taught,civilization they were taught even horse riding and that’s the truth whether you like it or not. The Qube generation is mindless. May God bring a demise to their barbarism and may the Ethiopians rise together as one and defeat them once again.

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