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.@KenRoth,
.@AgnesCallamard,

I'm so sorry for you two guys for all the fallacies and fabricated article you have wrote.

#Ethiopia'n Gov't clearly indicate that any investigation by @hrw need to be made jointly with @EthioHRC, like it has been made before, ...

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... which is acceptable for many reasons, which has an international recognition for its investigation experiences. However, you claimed as if it's obstructed by #GoE, which is a misleading conclusion to say that.
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#GoE declared a unilateral truce since June 2021 for the reason of Humanitarian Aid delivery into #Tigray and Tigray farmers to use the time for farming as it's the onset of a rainy season in #Ethiopia.
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There is no end to this #Activist Tedros Adhanom (@Tedros) shamelessly caring for #Tigray Health Facilities but never heard of either condemning nor registering the damages of Health Facilities in #Afar and #Amhara Regions by the #Terrorist #TPLF which he is a high rank member.
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This morning I visited Dubti IDP camp near Samara where 8000 families, 40,000 #Afar Zone 2 TPLF invasion refugees are located.

The camp is in an appalling state. It has received almost no assistance whilst a massive effort is underway to address unclear issues in Tigray. Image
The camp is receiving just 2 trucks of potable water a day, and sometimes just one. This works out at 25 liters per family or five liters per person. The minimum safe amount of water is 25 liters per person per day.
As a result the residents are forced to wash themselves and their clothes in stagnant fetid water which surrounds the camp. Diarrhea is rife worsening the hydration deficit caused by a massive shortage of drinkable water.
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๐ŸงตThe recent controversy of @TomGardner18, @TheEconomist reporter (now fired) who censored @MLInstitute publication on z suffering of #Tigrayans under TPLF rule, is not an isolated incident

#omission of facts has been another dimension of western media backing pro-TPLF narrative
The most notable/earliest evidence of this was z western media censorship of the @UNEthiopia crisis when African employees of the UN were fired by @DrTedros after they complained about @DrTedros's role in fixing @UNOCHA data & silencing reports of health infra destruction by TPLF
Another case of #omission was ignoring reports by civil society & health workers in Amhara/Afar regions (that uncovered mass destruction/atrocities committed by TPLF

In contrast, every claim by any doctor or "source" in Tigray is reported by western media
reuters.com/world/africa/eโ€ฆ
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What evidence can be found other than this which #ActivistTedros Adhanom (@DrTedros) racially & unsubstantiated accusation on health systems of #Tigray but never heard a word for #Afar & #Amhara Health Facilities that deliberately looted & damaged by his party, the #TerroristTPLF
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#BloodyWinter: winter is coming to Ethiopia and it is going to be bloody

1/ In 2-3 months the rainy season will be upon Ethiopia. I am hoping against hope that I am wrong, but I am afraid it is going to be the bloodiest winter in our history!
2/ It appears, both #TPLF & its backers have given up their hope of bringing #TPLF back to power & have settled for an independent #Tigray to serve as their #HOA proxy to disrupt the region. The catch: An independent #Tigray can not be realized without #Welkait.
3/ #TPLF is using this respite to appease the populace severely affected by food shortage and the terrible cost of the loss from the previous campaign in terms of human life and replenish its dwindling supply to feed its army.
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Terror in #Tigray โ€ผ๏ธ

According to reliable sources, #TPLF has made #Tigray a "Living Hell' and the young generation is confused, most are fleeing away. There are kidnapping everywhere, from streets and homes for the war.

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Parents are required to pay some 50K if they don't let their children to go to war and will not get food aid.

Currently, #TPLF is preparing for a full scale war assuming the following scenarios:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Some groups from #Afar will side with them,
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๐Ÿ‘‰ The desperate young will join in mass for their families to get food aid,
๐Ÿ‘‰ Some groups from #Amhara will join them assuming their grievances,
๐Ÿ‘‰ #OLA attack in #Oromia Region will weaken the central Gov't,
๐Ÿ‘‰ #US's sanction bills crippled the Gov't,
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#HR6600: Promising Blood, Tears and More Blood for Ethiopia

1/ Engineered by #DrEvil, powered by @PowerUSAID, introduced by @RepMalinowski and financed by the pro_TPLF diaspora, #HR6600 promises to inaugurate a decade of bloodshed, starvation and instability in the HoA.
2/ @StateDept supported TPLF up until the last moment with the hope TPLF will come back to power. With their dreams dashed, it seems they came to the conclusion that their best bet is to work with the GOE. The ambassador was replaced & @PowerUSAID's seems to have been sidelined.
3/ Now, @DrTedros & @PowerUSAID are spearheading a change in strategy. The new strategy is all about twisting the arm of @StateDept through bills passed by the Senate or Congress.
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To War, or Not to Be: Why #TPLF will ALWAYS choose war

1/TPLF backed by formidable western allies failed to deliver Addis and apparently lost their unqualified support. With thousands sacrificed with nothing show in return, TPLF is stuck between a rock & a hard place.
2/ TPLF knows it can only survive if there is active conflict. Without war keeping the populace in a state of near constant fear and paranoia will be nigh impossible. This makes the prospect of ordinary Tigrayans showing their discontent, a very real possibility.
3/ With that in mind TPLF will do all it can to keep the war going. After another round of conscription TPLF has been getting ready to launch an all out attack against #Afar and #Amhara.
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1/ It's about time! For the past 15 months our media has been play catch up to Digital Woyane & losing badly! None of our state run media (@ebczena, @fanatelevision, @walta_info) are verified & yet @OdaaTarbiiWBO the spokesperson of OLA has a verified account!
2/ @walta_info, @ebczena and @fanatelevision tweeted ONLY 12k, 16k and 22k times respectively over the past DECADE!
3/ All the news and documentaries about atrocities committed by the #TPLF in #Afar and #Amhara have not been made available in English. Video evidence of the numerous misdeeds of TPLF over the past 3 decades are not publicly available.
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.@DrTedros
#TedrosTheTerrible

1/ 5.5 million people died of COVID-19 under @DrTrdros's watch. The fall from grace of the @WHO under #TedrosTheTerrible might have caught many people by surprise but not many #Ethiopians.

m.thewire.in/article/healthโ€ฆ
2/ Ethiopian health professionals gasped in disbelief when @DrTedros was elected to lead @WHO in May 2017. A man who grossly mismanaged three Cholera epidemics getting elected to manage the World Health Organization; what could possibly go wrong?๐Ÿค”
3/ In October 2005, @DrTedros was appointed as the first non-MD Minister of Health in #Ethiopia. His only qualification to hold the post was him being a member of the Central Committee of the #TPLF.
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Dear #Amhara & #Afar.
Sephat Nega is a monster who master minded all the crisis in our region.
I know this is a very difficult times for you & I completely sympathise.
But be aware of the Digitalweyane. Their private chat reveals a nasty plan & I will share it.
#MoMore
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From our 20yrs experience, TPLFites only strength is sowing discord & perpetuating conflict.
They split their group into 5 sub-groups & each assigned their own tasks.
They pose as:
1. #Oromo.
2. #Amhara.
3. #Eritreans.
4. Pro-Abiy
5. Anti-Abiy.
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Task of those posing as Oromos are to attack Amhara relentlessly & exploit any historical misrepresentation to the maximum.
Those pose as Amhata will insult Oromos.
Those who pose as Eritreans, their task is to attack both Amhara & Oromo, & also lie about Eritrea's motives.
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Why The World and #WHO Choose to Ignore All The Red Flags โ‰๏ธ

Dr Tedros Adhanom, Director General of #WHO, committed an 'egregious violation' of WHO core tenants

Dr Tedros;

- Publicly encouraged and supported the recruitment of #ChildSoldiers,


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- Supported #TPLF's war effort. He used his position to lobby and advocate for TPLF, intentionally misleading and misinforming the International Community,

- Failed to acknowledge the despicable war crimes of #TPLF in #Amhara and #Afar Regions,

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- He was a member of the #TPLF Politburo Standing Committee. A political party known for egregious violation of Human Rights. Please refer to State Department, #CPJ, #Amnesty International, #UN & #HumanRightsWatch Reports on #Ethiopia from 1991-2018,

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#TPLF #WarCrimes - #Rape, #Massacres, 90% of Public Infrastructures Ransacked & Deliberately Destroyed

๐Ÿ‘‰ #TPLF committed horrific #WarCrime in #Amhara & #Afar. Many women were raped; sexual violence was used as a weapon, mass graves were discovered.
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๐Ÿ‘‰ 90% of the infrastructure deliberately ransacked and destroyed. Over 7000 schools, 36 large industries, 40 Hospitals, 1700 Health Posts ransacked and deliberately destroyed.

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The scale of devastation is beyond words. The health system has almost completely collapsed.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Every civilian infrastructures including #Schools #Telecom, #PowerGrids, #ElectricalLines, #Universities, #Factories, #Laboratories, #Pharmacies, ...
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.@hrw

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#GaslightingEthiopia 101:
How to support #TPLFinc by undermining GOE using #TPLFcrimes

1/ In their report released on Dec 9, @hrw detailed atrocities perpetrated by #TPLF in #Chennai and #Kobo, between Aug 31 and Sept 9.
The findings of the report are chilling and makes you shudder thinking of what must have happened in areas held by #TPLF for several months.
2/ Yet the report raises more questions than it answers.
What about the 90 days since Sept 9? Why conduct the reports remotely, despite at least some areas being free for 3 months? Why release the report now as #TPLF occupation is ending & more atrocities are coming to light?
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Should we wait for a @UNHRC-@EthioHRC joint investigation of HR abuses in the #Amhara and #Afar regions by #TPLF?

I do not think so!

First of all, the process is lengthy, until #UN agrees, budgets are approved & released, personnel are identified and sent over. #Ethiopia
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While we don't discount their investigation, the following are the risks:
- human & material evidences could be lost,
- priorities on the part of the organizations or the victims may change,
- there's is also a possibility of politics overriding the priorities/need.#Ethiopia
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Actions (not exhaustive, by any measure):
- the respective regional admins/or civil societies organize fact gathering teams (led by competent lawyers),
- document abuses, wanton destructions, robbery, etc,
- fundraising efforts for the investigating teams, etc #Ethiopia
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.@stavridisj

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#NoMore: read our lips

1/Admiral Stavridisj, the man who led the NATO Alliance from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria is calling for apparent US intervention in #Ethiopia.
2/ It appears the Admiral took the wrong lessons from this list of abject failures of US interventionalism. The Syrian crisis led to the resurgence of ISIS, Libya became a slave market and Afghanistan is in the hands of the Taliban. Impressive!
3/ The article started well before devolving into the usual mindless comparision with Yugoslavia. For the last time please stop comparing Ethiopia, a nation that was around for millennia with a country cobbled together from 3 preexisting nations in 1918 & lasted a mere 74 years!
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The waiting negotiation paradoxes
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When the unilateral ceasefire was declared for vague reasons, now it seems almost was a lie, #TPLFites never hurried to take the opportunity. They were rather hurried for invasion. I don't know what was the contingency
plan awaited to counter if the unilateral ceasefire fails to live up to the promises.

Now we are a witness, there was none. Yes, we can't afford to dwell on that issue anymore as the crisis is already developed into a question of life and death for the people of #Amhara.
However, on the other hand, #TPLFites regularly confessed and claimed apart from their desire to score points with the people of #Amhara and retaliate that their invasion was based on:โ€“
1) creating a buffer zone
2) to grasp areas for future negotiations as a bargaining chip
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Why I #RejectTheJointInvestigation
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The joint investigation into human rights abuses in #Tigray that @UNHumanRights & @EthioHRC conducted is fraught with serious limitations; does not satisfy the minimum standards, and as such should be rejected.
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1. The involvement of a national body to investigate a situation, which is marked by gross violations of human rights & humanitarian norms; and committed in a politically polarized society as current #Ethiopia is unprecedented, including in @UNHumanRights 's experience 2/24
2. There was no good reason to involve the @EthioHRC in this endeavor. In fact, it was the sheer insistence of the #Ethiopian regime that forced the @UNHumanRights to accept the arrangement as a last resort. No other explanation is provided on z matter. This is suspicious. 3/24
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.@timnitGebru Rebuttal
[re-purposing my arguments form the Rand-Corp thread]

1/ @timnitGebru, the fatal flaw at the very heart of your reasoning is your decision to equate information from MSM with truth with regard to the conflict in N. Ethiopia, which begs the question:
How does one know the news articles and reports from HR groups are not disinformation?
If your arbiters of absolute truth are these media outlets and this was at the time of the Iraqi war, you would have concluded that Iraq possessed WMDs!
If it was during the war on Libya, you would have endorsed the claim by Amnesty that soldiers of Gaddafi were being given free Viagra to encourage mass rape.
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#YourVoteYourPower

1/ On Nov 2 Virginians will vote in the Gubernatorial Election. On Nov 4 #Ethiopians all over the world will hold a day of remembrance for the hundreds of Ethiopian soldiers massacred by the TPLF in the dead of night on Nov 4, 2020.
2/ Belatedly, both sides are scrambling to appeal to Ethiopians. #Ethiopians will not be swayed by vacous video messages or bland statements. Ethiopians demand change in US FP towards Ethiopia! Ethiopians demand action! So far the Biden admin has been found wanting!
3/ The current adminstartion's support for #TPLF and demonization of GOE is clear as daylight. The liberal political-media complex is working day and night against Ethiopia.
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#BlindInsight

This article written by a certainMoriah Assefa & published by @EthiopiaInsight aka @wdavison10 is an attempt at analysis that falls even below the abysmal standard set by many pseudo intellectuals in the pro-#TPLF camp.
1/ The writer dismisses every claim ever made about the geopolitical nature of the USGs stance regarding Ethiopia by branding them as conspiratorial, pseudo intellectual and propaganda.
Yet he doesn't put forward any credible reason why any of them aren't plausible explanstions except his conviction that they 'just are.' He just wants us to take his words for it!
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#ResistEthiopia: Resistance Flourishes in Darkness

1. For the past eleven months, the pro-#Ethiopia camp has been screaming bloody murder regarding the virtually complete media blackout of Pro-#Ethiopian voices.
The media blackout and the negative coverage of #Ethiopia by the MSM has resulted in a cascading effect, leading astray not only ordinary citizens but also academicians who you think would know better.
For this thread, demonstrating the the media blackout, I have collaborated with another exceptionally talented Ethiopian, @Samriethio!
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1/ CNN on Ethiopia
Season 1 - The CNN TPLF Marriage
CNN published around 60 articles on the Tigray Conflict from Nov 3 to date. We all know about their biased reporting and clear support for #TPLFTerroristGroup but check these facts out
2/ CNN actively developed 9 editorials between Nov 5 & Nov 13 and 0 for the rest of the month with the exception of 2 on Mai Kadra they couldnโ€™t ignore on the 22nd and the 26th. Coincidentally, @reda_getachew went offline since Nov 15th
3/ He stayed offline for 3ยฝ months till end of Feb except two tweets on 4th and 22nd of Dec. During 3ยฝ months CNN made ONLY 4 articles related to the war. Coincidentally, both the resumption of CNNโ€™s active reporting & @reda_getachew|s twitter comeback happened March 1.
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