People who have lived for ages in the region specially in Asela and Zway area have been slaughtered and their head hanged up. You might already have seen the videos in you tube. This is not the first time happening in Oromia. We remember a lot more. This may not be the last, hope God helps.
I am so confused and angry of what is happening in Ethiopia. I am worried about the poor, the powerless, the children, mothers and elderly people who are victims of atrocity in the so called Oromia region not even protected by regional security apparatus. We have cried and buried Hachalu; even political authorities the likes of Oromia head of state, perhaps the prime minster and other people cried and buried Hachalu. However, lots of other innocent Ethiopians who did not deserve dying, died because they simply worked, served the people, lived and owned property died in the harshest way imaginable. Their only sin might be they just spoke Amharic.
I am not sure what the Oromo extremists and the misguided youth want now besides behaving like a zoo animal run amok killings destroying everything in their way. They said they were repressed; however they themselves were part of any imaginable repressive government in. They said they faced war atrocity in the period of unification of Ethiopia however they seemed to overlook that they ransacked, destroyed other Ethnics in the country and Oromized all (Mogasa, Gudifecha) grabbing a large swath of the Ethiopian land. They said they were not loved or whatever you have to say. Ethiopian people showed their patience and love even with killing and destruction. They are heads of the military, the bank, the prime minster, attorney general, other minsters, Mayors and what have you. They have all sorts of cultural and linguistic freedom of expression. The Ethiopian public patiently did not complain. Because we assumed they are our brothers, Ethiopians. Nobody cared for them to lead. What was sked for was justice, equity, peace, the right to live, work own property anywhere in the country and don’t repeat the atrocities of previous dictators. Well now let us put blame on TPLF since it is still alive, Egypt both of which could stoke the situation. That is genuine. But my question is what do the Oromo extremists want now? Is there problem the PM? Did not he promise free election for them to try their chance on the ballot? Who is the best Oromo if Dr Abiy is not Oromo enough!? He has responsibility of over 100 million Ethiopians, not Oromo alone. They want him sell everybody for the sake of Oromo interest? What is Oromo interest? He is head of state; he should deal the interest of ethnics in the context of Ethiopia. Misguided Oromo youth with stick, machete or axe on the road hunting the weak and fostering destruction is a very symbol of inhumane culture and lack of civilization. This has to be condemned if occurs in any part of the country or the globe. Civility is the most acceptable way of expression of freedom in 21 first century.
It is my feeling, before the country descends into further chaos, the government has to search its soul. I don’t believe all PP leaders /cadres are clean from the blood. It is interesting not seeing the Minster of Defense, Obo Lemma, in situations like this (apology if I missed him) and PM is taking all responsibility by himself. Obviously, the leftovers of TPLF need to be finished. You can’t keep ex-general who managed a national security apparatus who says I would prefer Egypt to run GERD etc without bringing him to justice and assume nation will remain peaceful. You can’t allow criminals free and expect the nation to be peaceful. However difficult he dealing might be, this has to be addressed. Ethnic extremists from any region of the county and their media outlet need to be dealt legally. Specially Jawar et al. Jawar simply does not have the persona, the maturity to participate in any mature political conversation in Ethiopia. He is an emotionally unstable, manipulator and mob leader advantaged by OMN and internet. He is national and regional security risk. Government must legally address foreign citizenship holding people of Ethiopian descent who stoke ethnic cleansing on the internet and different ways.
Lastly, on 7/4/2020 I was watching Al jazeera a program called “Inside story” which was a talk on current Ethiopian situation. The narrative was completely biased. The participants were Dr Awol Allo who is based in UK who thinks he knows all about Ethiopia but Oromo extremist sympathizer, David Shin and Human right lady (it looked she was interfering in what a country should and should not do). It was a biased conversation, no one from the Ethiopia government side to provide government view; it was played out as if Oromo are victims whereas they are representing just small pie of the nation while over 50% of the population actually are politically less advantaged than the Oromo at this time. Foreign living Ethiopians should do more on this regard. Some party has to stand up against the false narrative Oromo oppressed, Oromo that…The government also has to watch conversations in international media and provide response, file discontent like as mentioned in the case of Al Jazeera. I want to conclude with RIP Hachalu, Let God provide peace to his family. He was young aspiring Ethiopian whatever his mistakes were he fought TPLF risking his life. Ethiopians owe him