By: Najat Hamza
Oromo: Darkness cannot overshadow our Dawn!
All of our fallen martyrs past and present fought till the very end. They have handed us the torch of the struggle and we have to get it to the destination. We cannot be tired. We cannot be shocked to paralysis or submission. We have to carry their torch with the conviction as they did.
The only way to make their sacrifices count is to usher in freedom and end the cycle of struggle once and for all. They died because they stood for what they believed in, they did not die because of weakness. We have to understand that we have the most bravest people. We know bravery does not come cheap.
We have to refuse to cheapen their sacrifices. We have to walk the rest of the way. In a perfect world, we would not lose a life or risk blood spill to achieve our goals. But, we are not dealing with civil people or something that resembles a human being. We are dealing with a group of lawless gangsters shredding around as government. This is what they do. This is what they are good at. There is no justification for killing civilians in anyway, but here we are and it angers me.
We are stronger than we think. We are united than we realize. And we are determined to be free more than the government is fighting to stay in power. We will not be tired. We will not, we cannot falter!
The struggle continues…
Guard one another, your goal as people and your country!
One People. One Goal. One Nation.
We Can. And We will.
Mataa ol qabadhaa!
Moyale, 13 or 15 dead and counting…the carnage is before us…just like before…we count…we react…we say no…then we wait…for the next area…for the next massacre…and we do it all over again…in the meantime, our youth are gone forever…we are allowing this to be normal…we are allowing this to be what we accepted!!!
Our people are already living under repression so bad that they starve while they have endless bounties. They already are not living the live they deserve. When they get gunned down while living in this situation, it is like the final blow. How could this be normal? I know their death is not in vain. They have brought change in Oromia and all of Ethiopia. But, my question is, is their sacrifices mate with equal resistance to the government?
How much is enough?
Lammaa Magarsaa dabalatee qondaalonni fi dabballoonni OPDO labsii muddamaa kana kan fide lagannaa gabaati jedhan. Kun soba ta’uufi labsii muddamaa labsuuf kan murtaa’e walgahii KHR EPRDF kan dhuma Muddee guyyaa 17 taa’amerratti ta’uu dubbachaan ture. Gaafas kaadireen gamaa gamanaa wal waamtee sobaan hoggana keenya maqaa balleessita malee OPDOn ejjannoo takkaan mormite jedhan. Dhugaa OPDOn dhoksuuf yaalte warri isaan waliin dhandhaare saaxiluu eegale. Kaleessa Dabraxiyoontu Labsii Muddamaa akka walgahii guyyaa 17 irratti sagalee guutuun dhaabni afranuu mirkaneesse dubbate. Har’a Shifarraa Shugguxee itti dabalee mirkneesse. Kaadireen akka baratte kun oduu ‘diinaati’ jechuun hin oolu. Yoo dubbiin kun dhuguma oduu diinaa ta’ee hoggansi OPDO walgahii guyyaa 17 irratti hin fudhatin mee gadi bahanii ifatti ibsa ejjannotin unmataaf haa himan! Hoggansi OPDO hayyama Agaazin ummata ittiin fixxu jara waliin mallatteessitee amma ammoo taaziyaa/ booya unmata waliin taa’uu barbaadi. No Way!
From Jawar Mohammed
BREAKING: The Agazi commander who ordered and directly lead the operation of yesterday’s massacre in Moyale is identified as Colonel Abraha Aregawi, former deputy defense attaché to Yemen , and now head of the regiment deployed to Southern Oromia. He is said to be close friend of Gen Gebre Dilla and takes direct order from him. That means he is untouchable.
This picture tells it all when it comes to the behavior and actions of TPLF’s agazi military vis-a-vis our ppl. It was taken in Babicha, W. Shawa on Dec 10, 2015. If agazi’s intimidation and killings would have served any purpose, the ppl would have abandoned the fight long ago pic.twitter.com/wJZANz79cu
— Girma Gutema℠ (@Abbaacabsa) March 11, 2018
Via Feyera Aga Hirpa
This is a simple chart to explain the Ethiopian Army’s killing process in Oromia. There has been a non stop massacre with fake legal coverage (anti-terrorism law) and the State of Emergency.
With a well planned killing process, people have been murdered in their homes, at churches, in school, on the street. Everywhere. Even though the violence against civilians have been intensified over the last 4 years, the kidnapping, torturing and killing has been taking place for far longer- for decades. The window of peaceful struggle is narrowing.
The government should breakout of this killing loop!