December 4, 2019
By Belayneh Abate
For quite some time, the Oslo “Peace Noble Prize” has been thrown like toys. In fact, this “prize” becomes a blood-stained toy this year, and it is thrown to Abiyot Ahmed (Aka Abiy Ahmed). Abiy Ahmed is the former spy of Melese Zenawi, who founded the notorious Ethiopian Peoples Democratic Front (EPRDF). As the world knows, EPRDF is infamous for massacring, torturing, silencing, displacing and looting Ethiopians for more than 3 decades*.
Melese Zenawi, his spy agency and his cadres are responsible for the ethnic cleansing of Amaras in Wolkait, Raya, Metekel, Shewa and the Southern states of Ethiopia. Abiy Ahmed served Zenawi as a loyal cadre and director of his brutal spy agency. Therefore, if the dead souls of Amaras and other massacred Ethiopians count, Abiy Ahmed could have gone to the international criminal court for trial, not to Oslo for peace award.
Although the noble peace prize was established by the Swedish Alfred Noble, the Norwegian Noble committee selects the awardees. The noble committee is selected by the Norwegian parliament, and it is composed of politicians, not saints.
It appears that the Norwegian politicians are highly connected to the criminal EPRDF that massacred tens of thousands of Ethiopians and displaced millions. In 2005, the Norwegian company, Yara Foundation awarded Meles Zenawi ignoring the cries of dead souls he massacred and the tears of Ethiopians he made suffer. Meles Zenawi was a heinous dictator, who planned to establish his own republic on the graves of Amaras.
The graves of Amaras are expanding even after his demise, and Abiy’s ineffective rule reigns. Since Abiy Ahmed grabbed Zenawi’s blood-soaked chair, Ethiopia has lost even the superficial peace it occasional practiced. Since Abiy took power, millions of Ethiopians have been displaced and thousands killed: Hundreds of Amara human right activists and politicians are incarcerated. As we speak, innocent Amara citizens and university students are brutally killed and displaces in the region controlled by Abiy Ahmed’s ethnic party. Amara Churches and religious scriptures are burned, and Christians are stoned to death. Many blame Jawar Mohammed for the massacre and displacement of Amaras. However, Abiy Ahmed has provided Jawar Mohammed with luxurious boarding and republican guards. Furthermore, Abiy Ahmed has promised to work with Jawar Mohamed, who is a twin brother of Zenawi regarding hating and cleansing of Amaras.
But what matters for the Norwegian noble committee is Abiy Ahmed’s phony hand shake with the ruler of Eritrea- the former province of Ethiopia. The Ethio-Ertrean war is a misnomer because the war was not between the people. The war was among the robber dictators who broke a fight because they disagreed when they shared what they looted from the unfortunate Ethiopia. During this share- fight, Abiy Ahmed was Zenawi’s right hand, and 70 thousand young people perished immersing their families and loved ones in life- time mourning. After the war ended, Abiy Ahmed was awarded a rank of colonel and a position of spy director.
Now, his phony hand shake and coffee ceremony with his former foe has awarded him a peace prize and international fame. The message of the award is clear: In order to get triple awards and international fames, create a war, let tens of thousands of citizens perish, and later pretend as a peace maker.
Justifying phony peace accord that has no root in the ground, Oslo has disregarded the Ethiopian dead souls. To make this injustice far bitter, some Ethiopians are standing behind Oslo to trade on these dead souls. The dead souls will weep in the sky by the time Oslo awards the former spy of the black Hitler. The dead souls will look down to the traitor Ethiopians that supported the award of the cadre of the black Hitler.
As we know, these principled dead souls were massacred on the streets and neighborhood of Ethiopia while fighting for the rights of the existing Ethiopians. Unfortunately, some existing Ethiopians betrayed the dead souls and stood behind the murderers. The traitors think the former cadre of the black Hitler will brighten their future, and it is worth to re-scarify the dead souls once more. It is this deep that we have sunken into the quagmire of hypocrisy and injustice.
As the victims of injustice always say, no justice no peace! God cannot grant us peace while we are promoting injustice and re-scarifying the martyr- dead souls. It disgraceful and sad to see Oslo and some Ethiopians awarding the former spy of the black Hitler disregarding the cries of the dead souls.
*Please look at the pictures of some of the victims of EPRDF addressed in this document.
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