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Eritrea’s Pragmatic Terrorism in Tigray - By Eritrean Scholar Yosief Ghebrehiwet (TGHAT)

Post by sarcasm » 22 Feb 2021, 19:47

Eritrea’s involvement in the Tigray war was not a total surprise. Given the vindictive nature of the Eritrean leader and the long animosity the nation had with Tigray, that the Isaias regime would use any opportunity to inflict heavy damage on Tigray was not unexpected. It is rather the extent of its involvement and the barbaric nature of its troops—their utter depravity, brutality and irreverence—that have caught many by surprise.

Initially, the Isaias regime started with 12 divisions, but soon more than tripled its forces to include most of the army. And now, in the second phase of the invasion (dubbed as ‘last and final’), it has mobilized its entire population. With so many of them doing so much damage in such a short time, they have quickly turned Tigray into a disaster area.

Is there a logic to this all-out destruction of people and property?

First, we need to look at the nature of this madness, as displayed in the ongoing war in Tigray, by focusing on the most salient characteristics of the Eritrean troops:

Massive lootings: A peculiar trademark of the Eritrean troops is the massive lootings of anything they could carry—from food supplies to tractors, from vehicles to livestock, from jewelry to cash, from furniture to kitchenware, from clothes to shoes, etc. The voracious appetite of the materially depraved and morally corrupt soldiers for expensive and cheap items has extremely alarmed the population.
Massacres: Wherever Eritrean troops pass through or are stationed, invariably reports of civilian killings follow. The most gruesome massacres happen to take place whenever they face stiff resistance or get defeated in a battle. Other morbid affinities include the killings of ‘wives of Woyanes’ and young boys, both driven by atavistic motives to prevent future revenge.

Wanton destruction: Anything of worth the troops couldn’t carry—factories, businesses, universities, schools, health centers, hotels, mills, irrigations, shops, banks, public and private buildings, etc.—have been destroyed, dismantled and vandalized. Villages, towns and cities have been indiscriminately shelled by artillery.

Irreverence: The lack of respect for anything traditional is another unique trademark of the troops. They have been destroying historical, cultural and religious sites and looting their artifacts. A string of massacres has been conducted in churches; and, notoriously, an unusually large number of priests have been killed.

Targeting the elite: The vindictive destruction of higher learning centers and schools, with their learning materials—libraries, laboratories, computers, books, furniture, etc.—vandalized and looted, and the hunting down of educated young men indicates the Isaias regime’s evil intention to degrade the Tigrayan elite.

Mass rape: Raping of girls and women, even in gangs, has become another common phenomenon in this war. A troubling development on this crime is hostage-taking; women being forced to stay in military camps for days, subject to multiple raping. Forcing family members to have sex with one another, and shooting or raping them if they refuse, is another evil phenomenon the psychotic soldiers indulge with.

Displacement: A large-scale displacement of peasants through continuous terrorization—killings, burning down of their homesteads and harvests, looting their stored grains, and slaughtering and lootings of their livestock—has been taking place wherever the Eritrean soldiers enter, heavily contributing to the more than 2.5 million IDPs.

Targeting refugee camps: They have been destroying refugee camps, with killings, forced conscription and abduction of many refugees. Two refugee camps (out of four) have been totally demolished, with about a thousand structures razed to the ground, and with 20,000 refugees still remaining unaccounted for.

The destruction is meant to be total, aiming at all the essential aspects of Tigray: its leadership, its elite, its youth, its peasants, its women, its food supply, its property, its infrastructure, its developmental projects, its education, its health services, its history, its religion, its land, its people, etc.

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Re: Eritrea’s Pragmatic Terrorism in Tigray - By Eritrean Scholar Yosief Ghebrehiwet (TGHAT)

Post by Zmeselo » 22 Feb 2021, 19:53

A lot of talk & a bunch of lies, but where's the documentary evidence?

Huh, biiatch?



sarcasm wrote:
22 Feb 2021, 19:47
Eritrea’s involvement in the Tigray war was not a total surprise. Given the vindictive nature of the Eritrean leader and the long animosity the nation had with Tigray, that the Isaias regime would use any opportunity to inflict heavy damage on Tigray was not unexpected. It is rather the extent of its involvement and the barbaric nature of its troops—their utter depravity, brutality and irreverence—that have caught many by surprise.

Initially, the Isaias regime started with 12 divisions, but soon more than tripled its forces to include most of the army. And now, in the second phase of the invasion (dubbed as ‘last and final’), it has mobilized its entire population. With so many of them doing so much damage in such a short time, they have quickly turned Tigray into a disaster area.

Is there a logic to this all-out destruction of people and property?

First, we need to look at the nature of this madness, as displayed in the ongoing war in Tigray, by focusing on the most salient characteristics of the Eritrean troops:

Massive lootings: A peculiar trademark of the Eritrean troops is the massive lootings of anything they could carry—from food supplies to tractors, from vehicles to livestock, from jewelry to cash, from furniture to kitchenware, from clothes to shoes, etc. The voracious appetite of the materially depraved and morally corrupt soldiers for expensive and cheap items has extremely alarmed the population.
Massacres: Wherever Eritrean troops pass through or are stationed, invariably reports of civilian killings follow. The most gruesome massacres happen to take place whenever they face stiff resistance or get defeated in a battle. Other morbid affinities include the killings of ‘wives of Woyanes’ and young boys, both driven by atavistic motives to prevent future revenge.

Wanton destruction: Anything of worth the troops couldn’t carry—factories, businesses, universities, schools, health centers, hotels, mills, irrigations, shops, banks, public and private buildings, etc.—have been destroyed, dismantled and vandalized. Villages, towns and cities have been indiscriminately shelled by artillery.

Irreverence: The lack of respect for anything traditional is another unique trademark of the troops. They have been destroying historical, cultural and religious sites and looting their artifacts. A string of massacres has been conducted in churches; and, notoriously, an unusually large number of priests have been killed.

Targeting the elite: The vindictive destruction of higher learning centers and schools, with their learning materials—libraries, laboratories, computers, books, furniture, etc.—vandalized and looted, and the hunting down of educated young men indicates the Isaias regime’s evil intention to degrade the Tigrayan elite.

Mass rape: Raping of girls and women, even in gangs, has become another common phenomenon in this war. A troubling development on this crime is hostage-taking; women being forced to stay in military camps for days, subject to multiple raping. Forcing family members to have sex with one another, and shooting or raping them if they refuse, is another evil phenomenon the psychotic soldiers indulge with.

Displacement: A large-scale displacement of peasants through continuous terrorization—killings, burning down of their homesteads and harvests, looting their stored grains, and slaughtering and lootings of their livestock—has been taking place wherever the Eritrean soldiers enter, heavily contributing to the more than 2.5 million IDPs.

Targeting refugee camps: They have been destroying refugee camps, with killings, forced conscription and abduction of many refugees. Two refugee camps (out of four) have been totally demolished, with about a thousand structures razed to the ground, and with 20,000 refugees still remaining unaccounted for.

The destruction is meant to be total, aiming at all the essential aspects of Tigray: its leadership, its elite, its youth, its peasants, its women, its food supply, its property, its infrastructure, its developmental projects, its education, its health services, its history, its religion, its land, its people, etc.

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Re: Eritrea’s Pragmatic Terrorism in Tigray - By Eritrean Scholar Yosief Ghebrehiwet (TGHAT)

Post by Hawzen » 22 Feb 2021, 20:08

sarcasm wrote:
22 Feb 2021, 19:47
Eritrea’s involvement in the Tigray war was not a total surprise. Given the vindictive nature of the Eritrean leader and the long animosity the nation had with Tigray, that the Isaias regime would use any opportunity to inflict heavy damage on Tigray was not unexpected. It is rather the extent of its involvement and the barbaric nature of its troops—their utter depravity, brutality and irreverence—that have caught many by surprise.

Initially, the Isaias regime started with 12 divisions, but soon more than tripled its forces to include most of the army. And now, in the second phase of the invasion (dubbed as ‘last and final’), it has mobilized its entire population. With so many of them doing so much damage in such a short time, they have quickly turned Tigray into a disaster area.

Is there a logic to this all-out destruction of people and property?

First, we need to look at the nature of this madness, as displayed in the ongoing war in Tigray, by focusing on the most salient characteristics of the Eritrean troops:

Massive lootings: A peculiar trademark of the Eritrean troops is the massive lootings of anything they could carry—from food supplies to tractors, from vehicles to livestock, from jewelry to cash, from furniture to kitchenware, from clothes to shoes, etc. The voracious appetite of the materially depraved and morally corrupt soldiers for expensive and cheap items has extremely alarmed the population.
Massacres: Wherever Eritrean troops pass through or are stationed, invariably reports of civilian killings follow. The most gruesome massacres happen to take place whenever they face stiff resistance or get defeated in a battle. Other morbid affinities include the killings of ‘wives of Woyanes’ and young boys, both driven by atavistic motives to prevent future revenge.

Wanton destruction: Anything of worth the troops couldn’t carry—factories, businesses, universities, schools, health centers, hotels, mills, irrigations, shops, banks, public and private buildings, etc.—have been destroyed, dismantled and vandalized. Villages, towns and cities have been indiscriminately shelled by artillery.

Irreverence: The lack of respect for anything traditional is another unique trademark of the troops. They have been destroying historical, cultural and religious sites and looting their artifacts. A string of massacres has been conducted in churches; and, notoriously, an unusually large number of priests have been killed.

Targeting the elite: The vindictive destruction of higher learning centers and schools, with their learning materials—libraries, laboratories, computers, books, furniture, etc.—vandalized and looted, and the hunting down of educated young men indicates the Isaias regime’s evil intention to degrade the Tigrayan elite.

Mass rape: Raping of girls and women, even in gangs, has become another common phenomenon in this war. A troubling development on this crime is hostage-taking; women being forced to stay in military camps for days, subject to multiple raping. Forcing family members to have sex with one another, and shooting or raping them if they refuse, is another evil phenomenon the psychotic soldiers indulge with.

Displacement: A large-scale displacement of peasants through continuous terrorization—killings, burning down of their homesteads and harvests, looting their stored grains, and slaughtering and lootings of their livestock—has been taking place wherever the Eritrean soldiers enter, heavily contributing to the more than 2.5 million IDPs.

Targeting refugee camps: They have been destroying refugee camps, with killings, forced conscription and abduction of many refugees. Two refugee camps (out of four) have been totally demolished, with about a thousand structures razed to the ground, and with 20,000 refugees still remaining unaccounted for.

The destruction is meant to be total, aiming at all the essential aspects of Tigray: its leadership, its elite, its youth, its peasants, its women, its food supply, its property, its infrastructure, its developmental projects, its education, its health services, its history, its religion, its land, its people, etc.

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Who is Yosief Ghebrehiwet ???? How did you know if he really is an Eritrean????

Dedebit is always dedeb
R.I.P Abay Tigray and TPLF Junta

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