Dear western media.
I really have to call you out on hypocrisy and agenda driven biased reporting. Because while you make it a point to continuously point out that Abiy is a failed "Nobel prize" winner taking the country to civil war with constant reruns of Tigray refugees...
and their harrowing stories, you have NOTHING critical to say about TPLF. Nothing of the human rights violations for 27 years, or the illegal monopolistic monetary empire they built in Ethiopia, how they made Ethiopia the top 5 jailers of journalists in the world,
how they won the past three election by over 99%, in fact in 2015, they won it by 100%...not one interview with thousands of maimed, blind, illegally imprisoned. They're not hard to find. For example Birtukan Mideksa, she is now the head of the National Election Board of Ethiopia
Why not ask her what her opinion is on TPLF? Is it because they put in prison for life for challenging election results you are afraid to get her story to the world? Wouldn't this be the story of the year? The lady that went to prison, FOR LIFE, for challenging election results
by TPLF now heads the NEBE. Could this be the reason why TPLF held their own elections? As you mislead the world that Abiy postponed elections whereas it was NEBE decision and while you are quick to point out and tell the world that TPLF held their own election...
but you conveniently leave out the part where they win by 98.5%. You have worked really hard to present TPLF as a genuine benign political entity void of reproach. But lets talk about context you refuse to give your viewers.
This is Ethiopia. It is now a place where people can kill someone and hang him upside down in broad daylight in the middle of the street. Is this common in Europe? the US? Canada? Where on this planet can you publicly kill a man and hang him upside down in broad daylight?
So spare us your "Nobel prize" guilt trip. This is Ethiopia, not Sweden. Where is your reporting on this atrocity? How can a civilization get so demented? Why don't you ask TPLF who was ruling for 3 decades what did they do to our youth? Why don't you ask them about this statue?
Why don't you report on this? People burning people ALIVE in the middle of the street in BROAD DAYLIGHT. All these kids born under TPLF. No questions on how the ruling party that ruled for 3 decades reduced a nation into animals?
As you can clearly see almost 3 million people fled their homes because of violence WITHOUT A WAR. So while you point your cameras in Sudan to Tigray refugees, why not come to Ethiopia and talk to any of the 3 million that survived being butchered by a machete?
Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to take away any sympathy from the pain of our Tigray kin in plight. I am just ghastly astonished that western media presents that as "the story" without context of 3 million hacked to death by TPLF "ethnic federalism" ideology.
you refuse to bring into conversation that TPLF rule brought Ethiopia to the brink of civil war 2 YEARS AGO and that ABIY was the gamble to stop that civil war by dislodging TPLF. This is not a new confrontation. This is simply finishing what was started 2 years ago.
Ending TPLF.

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