By the way, General Birhanu Jula is engaging TPLF fighters in war battlefield for the second time in the history of his military career. First as a foot soldier within an infantry unit of the Derg military junta pre-1991, and now as the chief of staff of the Ethiopian army loyal to Abiy Ahmed. As a war captive, or rather a prisoner of war [POW] of the TPLF fighters pre-1991, he was re-indoctrinated and militarily integrated into the then formidably beefing fighter forces against Mengistu to become a side-switching-soldier within the Oromo contingent unit of the EPRDF army that marched onto the capital Finfinne/Addis to oust Mengistu Hailemariam from power in May 1991.
#Ethiopia: “Deeply concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, reports of targeted ethnic violence, and the risk to regional peace and security. The #TPLF and Ethiopian authorities should take urgent steps to end the conflict, enable humanitarian access, and protect civilians,” Antony Blinken, Biden for President foreign policy advisor. Former Deputy Sec. State & Deputy NSA Obama Administration.