By Prof. Al Mariam
May 28, 2016: Ethiopia Day of Outrage
On May 28, 1991, the curse of the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) descended upon Ethiopia.
The T-TPLF regime that is in power in Ethiopia today is a certified terrorist organizationlisted in the Global Terrorism Database.
On May 28, 1991, the TPLF marched into Addis Ababa and began to institute a government of thugs, for thugs, by thugs.
For the last 25 years, Ethiopia has been under the boots of the most ruthless, bloodthirsty and corrupt thugs in modern African history.
The late thugmaster of the TPLF Meles Zenawi and his T-TPLF had one and only one mission when they seized power on May 28, 2016: The complete and total destruction of the Ethiopian nation.
For the last 25 years, the T-TPLF and their thugmasters have toiled day and night to accomplish their mission.
Joyfully, I report that the T-TPLF has failed totally and completely in its mission.
Those who set out to destroy Ethiopia will in the end self-destruct. That is my prophesy for the T-TPLF as it celebrates its bloody Silver Jubilee on May 28, 2016.
May 28, 1991 shall live in infamy in the history of Ethiopia.
No one but T-TPLF members, comrades, cronies, supporters, partners, accomplices, friends and associates will celebrate the T-TPLF’s Silver Jubilee.
Every other Ethiopian will watch on the sidelines with aching hearts and bellies. They gnash their teeth and wag their index fingers asking themselves when the day of reckoning will finally arrive. I am just telling it like it is. The T-TPLF knows that behind the deafening silence of millions of Ethiopians and apparent passivity is boiling anger just like liquefied magma before it erupts in a volcano.
Or perhaps it is like the proverbial finger in the dam. You can’t stop the dam from collapsing by sticking a finger in the hole of the dam. What happens when the dam finally collapses?
There is no doubt about it. The day of reckoning for the T-TPLF will come “unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.”
Let the T-TPLF know that May 28, 2016 is a Day of Outrage for me and tens of millions of Ethiopians.
Let the T-TPLF know that on May 28, 2016 Ethiopians the world over remember the T-TPLF’s
slaughter of 193 innocent Ethiopians protesting the stolen elections in 2005.
savage armed attack which resulted in the near fatal injury of 761 innocent protesters following the 2005 elections.
imprisonment of tens of thousands of innocent citizens following the 2005 elections.
failure to prosecute the 237 policemen who massacred hundreds of unarmed protesters in 2005 by the personal order of Meles Zenawi.
concealment of widespread famine in Ethiopia for years in conspiracy with the international poverty and famine pimps.
and their master’s promise that the ultimate test of their success as a “government” is when Ethiopians eat three meals a day. Today, 20 million Ethiopians have nothing to eat.
arbitrary arrests and detentions in secret and official prisons and jails of thosands of innocent Ethiopians.
countless victims of crimes against humanity and genocide in the Ogaden.
countless victims of crimes against humanity and genocide in Gambella.
villagization of hundreds of thousands of people in Gambella.
illegal detention of Eskinder Nega, Bekele Gerba, Ahmedin Jebel, Woubshet Taye, Temesgen Desalegn, Andualem Aragie, Reeyot Alemu, Andargachew Tsgie, Emawayish Alemu, Deldessa Waqo Jarso, Akello Akoy Uchula, Zone 9 bloggers, Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye and so many others. (For a partial list of hundreds of T-TPLF political prisoners we remember, click HERE. For an additional list, click HERE.)
massacre of hundreds of university and high school students protesting land grabs.
illegal incarceration of Ethiopian Muslims who simply asked for religious freedom and separation of politics and religion.
victims who chose to go into exile than live in humiliation and injustice—the hundreds of journalists, the tens of thousands of young men and women.
victims who escaped oppression only to find another T-TPLF in Libya ready to behead them.
silence, denial and indifference when young Ethiopians were slaughtered by ISIS/ISIL.
apologies to the Saudi government for dehumanizing and committing crimes against humanity on Ethiopian domestic workers.
statement that Ethiopia’s history is only 100 years old.
corruption which the world bank documented in its nearly 500-page report, “Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia”.
legacy which has made Ethiopia the Beggar Nation of the World.
complete and total ownership of land in Ethiopia.
land grabs and displacement of hundreds of thousands of farmers from their lands.
Today, the T-TPLF celebrates the fact that is has made a once proud nation its playground and pleasure garden.
Let them celebrate their Silver Jubilee.
Let them have their fun in the sun in the “Land of 13 Months of Sunshine”.
Let them dance in the streets. Let them swagger in triumph.
We too shall mark our Day of Outrage.
We shall remember May 28, 1991 as a day that shall live infamy in Ethiopian history.
We do not care what the T-TPLF does on its Silver Jubilee because we know, as did the great Pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah that Ethiopia shall rise.
Ethiopia shall rise from the ashes of the T-TPLF. For it is written, “Ethiopia shall stretch out her hands to God.”
Ethiopia Shall Rise
Ethiopia, Africa’s bright gem
Set high among the verdant hills
That gave birth to the unfailing
Waters of the Nile
Ethiopia shall rise
Ethiopia, land of the wise;
Ethiopia, bold cradle of Africa’s ancient rule
And fertile school
Of our African culture;
Ethiopia, the wise
And remould with us the full figure
Of Africa’s hopes
Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah (May 28, 1963; in his “closing remarks” on the occasion of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity)
“Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity.”
Ethiopia Day of Outrage —May 28, 2016