sadacha,Sadacha Macca wrote:somali-prince wrote:Sadacha,Sadacha Macca wrote:Most of the people you named hate tplf and tigray.
Let's break it down:
1. In Afar urban areas, TPLF gunmen and their cohorts illegally and forcefully control the salt trade a d economy, causing much resentment among the Afars. Not only that TPLF illegally dominates their politics through a puppet party.
2. In the south, the people know tplf for the infamous massacre of 100s of anuaks in a day.
Tplf also leased their land to Arabs, Indians, others, who export the food, while the indigenous southern people have to survive on food aid. Tigrayan gunmen also Control this region by force and are hated and feared by the locals.
3. The ogaden genocide and economic blockade, that the world knows about, are attributed to the tplf. The tplf starved the populace, raped, killed, and blocked all media and Aid to the region.
Abdi iley only controls his state by force otherwise even onlf can beat him and his party in a fair election just refer to when the onlf won in 94.
At the end of the day, the two creators of Ethiopia, will be the ones to save Ethiopia. Majorities do not run and secede, minorities do. So if you hate the same people who fed and protected your ungrateful azzzz, then use your article 39 and bye. Good luck when Eritrea inevitably comes back for badme.
You have raised some legit questions with regards to halafi's suggestion. However, despite the past problems somalis trust tigreys implicitly compared to oromos and amharas. Dont get me wrong when I say this, we consider oromos as our next of kin -somali abows, but politically and strategically, somalis will rather side with tplf. One thing is for sure though, in order for it to maerialise, it requires wide consultations and I believe the the other nationalities will also prefer to side with tigreys than oromo or amharas.
Out of curiosity, you have touched on the 'creators of ethiopia' it has been almost 40 years ago that under the order of the president we closed olf training camps and the reason was very simple; arming oromos is simply arming amharas. I am quite surprised that you will consider amharas as 'equals' or 'partners' for that matter. Afterall, Siyad Barre was very intelligent individual he knew deeply somali-abows will ultimately side with the amharas. Betting on tigreys and eplf was a gamble that Barre knew will succeed and boy was he right.
Somalia can Ally with who they want. I don't care.
But in the end, tplf will collapse eventually, and lose power to the combined oromo amara force.
Then what? Do you think oromo amara Ethiopia will let you secede and live happily ever after?
Or do you see a million man army once again descending into the Somali region?
Will tplf save u then or run to save their own azzzez?
Afars hate tplf to the bone. They'd never side with them. They are proud Ethiopians just ask them. Tell them they're not Ethiopian and see if you leave their areas alive or intact.sidama konso gurage etc all would join an united Ethiopian movement instead of being slaves and 2nd class citizens to tplf. They're not you, they don't willingly accept tigrayan domination.
As far as siad Barre, his problem with oromos was a territorial dispute, not him worried bout arming oromo as an indirect way of arming amaraa.
The oromo and afar didn't accept siad Barre claiming huge parts of land that were never part of Somalia. So the alliance never lasted....
where are the millions that you fondly speak of? aint you and your entire oromo nation under tplf now? See the problem you have is you live in a fantasy world topped with mere political rhetoric, whereas my comments are objective in nature in addressing the issue with empirical evidence. Do you think there will be a country called ethiopia after tplf? do you think tplf will just walk away and hand over the power to amaras? The afars are aware of what amara rule is, the southern ethiopians who are more closely related to south sudan and uganda share nothing with ethiopia. They were subjugated to the most horrific atrocities under amara rule. My somali folks faced the worst genocide under amaras, the tigreys suffered, eritreans and even the worst hit were oromos who were constantly belittled and forced to change their faith and names in order to access education.
In a thousand year, oromos werent even allowed to speak their own language let a lone having their own state. The gada system was destroyed by the same amaras you call allies. TPLF gave you a lot and you should not be ungrateful. In the case that tplf is toppled, only 2 regions will remain of what was once a fake colonial entity called ethiopia; oromos and amaras. Mind you, amaras havent changed and the gains you made under tplf will be eroded, afaan oromo will no longer exist. I know war and I am always prepared for war. Matter of fact war with amaras is what somalis usually pray for, and everytime I went to war against amaras, I won, from the times of ahmed gurey1964, 1977 and 1990.