Below excerpts from Amb. Tibor Nagy’s article Sunday on Ethiopia-Eritrea war is a big indictment on cyberwar/people like Rashid Abdi on both sides of the conflict— in it for the pay like mercenary Rashid, or passioned members of affected ethnic groups.
“This week the Ethiopian Government admitted bombing Mekelle, the capital of rebellious Tigray province, just hours after aggressively denying it had done so. This escalation in the war in Ethiopia’s north comes almost one year after Tigrayan forces started the conflict with a premeditated attack on the Ethiopian army’s northern command. (The scenario was very similar to the Confederacy’s attack on Fort Sumter that started the American Civil War.)”
Amb. Nagy’s likening of TPLF to the confederates and his parallels of Fort Sumter and Northern Command attacks, puts the Tigray conflict in proper perspective for Americans in which case Abiy wins or gets the benefit of the doubt.
“In addition to fighting on the ground, the conflict has engendered a massive social media war among the large global Ethiopian diaspora. While not involving bullets, this “warfare” is just as vicious, hateful, and vitriolic – spreading rumors, exaggerations, and ethnic hatred. Instead of promoting an end to the conflict, this cyberwar is fanning the flames, including within America’s Ethiopian population.”
(Cyberwar, like the one Rashid Abdi is paid to fanning its flames, is contributing to the horrific humanitarian crisis and violations against human rights in all the regions which the Ambassador mentioned in his article.)
In the article, Amb. Nagy also starkly refers to the two parties as TPLF and Ethiopia. This recognition that the conflict is between a rebellious (Nagy’s own characterization of TPLF) group and Ethiopia is slap in the face for Rashid Abdi’s stupid paid narrative about the conflict.
By: Aydid Guled