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NEGOTIATE NOW RATHER THAN LATER By Kebour Ghenna

Post by sarcasm » 20 Jan 2022, 20:44


NEGOTIATE NOW RATHER THAN LATER
By Kebour Ghenna


It’s said no war lasts forever, so when will the war in Ethiopia end? Many do not have answer to this question. Still, there will be soon an ending of sorts. I doubt it will come cleanly, as with the TPLF leadership surrendering to the Federal Government. It may end as unexpectedly as it began.

We’re gradually, painfully, slowly getting there!

The recent release of prisoners and the expectations of a national dialogue to chart the future of the country seem to bring a definitive feeling that an era had ended, as surely as Abiy’s decision to go to war in November 2020 had precipitated it.

Remember, at the time the choice to militarily intervene in Tigray made sense to everyone because it was retributively just and arguably necessary for protecting the country from exploding, dismantling the TPLF infrastructure, and conducting law enforcement operations. The problem is that two years later and the loss of lives and property on a such a huge scale, there still no credible exit strategy in place.

Who’s to blame? The Prime Minister who is the Commander in Chief of the military; the generals who assured us success was three months away; we the people who believed our military might will crush the TPLF in no time; the intelligence top notches who missed the TPLF’s true strength; the parliamentarians who abdicated their oversight responsibility; the mainstream media who never questioned the agenda…but always pushed it. In fact there is no single culpable party. We all played a part.

Of particular interest to us today is last week’s PM Abiy decision that baffled millions. Many are said to be bemused. One group led by the Diaspora felt particularly betrayed and cheated by his policies to release from prison leaders of political oppositions, this group had anticipated Ethiopian forces to crash the opposition like Sri Lanka did with the Tamil Tigers, or exhaust them to the point that they seek peace, as with the Irish Republican Army or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The problem with this group is that no matter how many damage is done to the country… no matter how much money is wasted on them… or how many lives are ruined by them…they still want to go ahead and ‘finish’ this war. And, of course, they forget we still have to fight poverty, global warming, ethnic violence, Covid, corruption – you name it.

And then there is the other group, asking whether the entire adventure has been necessary or worth it to start with. The harms are there to count: the deaths of tens of thousands Ethiopian military service men and women, militias and special forces; hundreds of millions or perhaps even billion plus dollars in war spending (still with no end in sight); civilian deaths and displacements estimated in the millions; the loss of social and moral values, property and livelihoods, and the creation of hatred; etc.

Is it any wonder if it is unclear to many Ethiopians what, exactly, we had won? Is it any wonder that we still don’t know what the Abiy administration hoped to get out of the war? A great ‘evil’ may have been defeated; and a union forcibly defended. But what future remains for Amhara, Afar, Oromia, Tigray Children?

What to do now?

What’s new today is that the tension is mounting, the public is beginning to catch on. As I said, many people are upset with PM Abiy. Maybe the moment of truth has arrived. There is no money for the war, no money for the poor either. How is the government going to get out of this mess?

Now, assuming the first steps to de-escalate the conflict have been taken by the PM with the release of prominent opposition figures from prison, would the PM now promise to heal the wound of the nation and mobilize Ethiopians to come together as one united people? Would he also proceed to halt the bombing of Tigray cities and be prepared to send representatives (in secret or in public) to any forum to seek a negotiated end to the war.

For a start the Federal Government should develop a negotiating position to end the war (In close partnership with federal and regional leaders), by outlining the blueprint for peace negotiation to address issues like: (1) demilitarization of the area of conflicts; (2) No preconditions from any party other than a commitment to non-violence and to negotiations; (3) Confidence building – removal of all economic barrier, and resumption of social services in all affected regions; (4) Withdrawal of Eritrean forces – from the territory of Ethiopia; (5) Opening of security and peace negotiations - with all regional states to preserve the sovereignty of Ethiopia; and (6) Settlement of intra Amhara-Tigray territorial disputes through talks.

Why seek out negotiations now?

Because it’s the responsible thing to do, and because the Federal Government has now demonstrated its power and resiliency – and is thus assured that TPLF is not able to intensify the conflict in return. Indeed, no serious person believes the TPLF can be a threat agent to Ethiopia from now on. This is the right time to be magnanimous in victory and bring the war to an end. Yes, history will testify that the final settlement of this heartbreaking war will undoubtedly bring peace and security to the whole of Ethiopia.

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Re: NEGOTIATE NOW RATHER THAN LATER By Kebour Ghenna

Post by euroland » 20 Jan 2022, 21:58

Junti
Ethiopians don't give a hoot what traitors such as the Weyane ares liiker, this guy or Kihidetu Ayalew or anyone says.....Ethiopians already told you loud an clear, they WILL NOT negotiate with your beloved terrorist, the Weyane. What part "no" can't you understand? Do you think they just forget your genocide on the Amara and Afar people, the mass massacre on ENDF soldiers and just give you a hug and forget? You agames are such a delusional creatures.



sarcasm wrote:
20 Jan 2022, 20:44

NEGOTIATE NOW RATHER THAN LATER
By Kebour Ghenna


It’s said no war lasts forever, so when will the war in Ethiopia end? Many do not have answer to this question. Still, there will be soon an ending of sorts. I doubt it will come cleanly, as with the TPLF leadership surrendering to the Federal Government. It may end as unexpectedly as it began.

We’re gradually, painfully, slowly getting there!

The recent release of prisoners and the expectations of a national dialogue to chart the future of the country seem to bring a definitive feeling that an era had ended, as surely as Abiy’s decision to go to war in November 2020 had precipitated it.

Remember, at the time the choice to militarily intervene in Tigray made sense to everyone because it was retributively just and arguably necessary for protecting the country from exploding, dismantling the TPLF infrastructure, and conducting law enforcement operations. The problem is that two years later and the loss of lives and property on a such a huge scale, there still no credible exit strategy in place.

Who’s to blame? The Prime Minister who is the Commander in Chief of the military; the generals who assured us success was three months away; we the people who believed our military might will crush the TPLF in no time; the intelligence top notches who missed the TPLF’s true strength; the parliamentarians who abdicated their oversight responsibility; the mainstream media who never questioned the agenda…but always pushed it. In fact there is no single culpable party. We all played a part.

Of particular interest to us today is last week’s PM Abiy decision that baffled millions. Many are said to be bemused. One group led by the Diaspora felt particularly betrayed and cheated by his policies to release from prison leaders of political oppositions, this group had anticipated Ethiopian forces to crash the opposition like Sri Lanka did with the Tamil Tigers, or exhaust them to the point that they seek peace, as with the Irish Republican Army or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The problem with this group is that no matter how many damage is done to the country… no matter how much money is wasted on them… or how many lives are ruined by them…they still want to go ahead and ‘finish’ this war. And, of course, they forget we still have to fight poverty, global warming, ethnic violence, Covid, corruption – you name it.

And then there is the other group, asking whether the entire adventure has been necessary or worth it to start with. The harms are there to count: the deaths of tens of thousands Ethiopian military service men and women, militias and special forces; hundreds of millions or perhaps even billion plus dollars in war spending (still with no end in sight); civilian deaths and displacements estimated in the millions; the loss of social and moral values, property and livelihoods, and the creation of hatred; etc.

Is it any wonder if it is unclear to many Ethiopians what, exactly, we had won? Is it any wonder that we still don’t know what the Abiy administration hoped to get out of the war? A great ‘evil’ may have been defeated; and a union forcibly defended. But what future remains for Amhara, Afar, Oromia, Tigray Children?

What to do now?

What’s new today is that the tension is mounting, the public is beginning to catch on. As I said, many people are upset with PM Abiy. Maybe the moment of truth has arrived. There is no money for the war, no money for the poor either. How is the government going to get out of this mess?

Now, assuming the first steps to de-escalate the conflict have been taken by the PM with the release of prominent opposition figures from prison, would the PM now promise to heal the wound of the nation and mobilize Ethiopians to come together as one united people? Would he also proceed to halt the bombing of Tigray cities and be prepared to send representatives (in secret or in public) to any forum to seek a negotiated end to the war.

For a start the Federal Government should develop a negotiating position to end the war (In close partnership with federal and regional leaders), by outlining the blueprint for peace negotiation to address issues like: (1) demilitarization of the area of conflicts; (2) No preconditions from any party other than a commitment to non-violence and to negotiations; (3) Confidence building – removal of all economic barrier, and resumption of social services in all affected regions; (4) Withdrawal of Eritrean forces – from the territory of Ethiopia; (5) Opening of security and peace negotiations - with all regional states to preserve the sovereignty of Ethiopia; and (6) Settlement of intra Amhara-Tigray territorial disputes through talks.

Why seek out negotiations now?

Because it’s the responsible thing to do, and because the Federal Government has now demonstrated its power and resiliency – and is thus assured that TPLF is not able to intensify the conflict in return. Indeed, no serious person believes the TPLF can be a threat agent to Ethiopia from now on. This is the right time to be magnanimous in victory and bring the war to an end. Yes, history will testify that the final settlement of this heartbreaking war will undoubtedly bring peace and security to the whole of Ethiopia.

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Re: NEGOTIATE NOW RATHER THAN LATER By Kebour Ghenna

Post by TGAA » 20 Jan 2022, 22:47

Kebour Ghenna is either a completely aloof of a person while setting in the epicenter of the crisis or he is incubated from the same kind of egg ledetu had been. Who the hell wants war in his rightful mind? but when one is forced the rightful action will be to defend till the threat is no longer. But for Kebour Ghenna the northern command center that was annihilated by treacherous weyanes , for the purposes of dismantling Ethiopia, was just the figment of our imagination or according to Kebour we should have been much better had we sat down and let things unfold as weyanes wished. Then he goes to nickel and dimes the very existence of the very nation. While people are paying their precious life for Kebur worries sleepless about the national coffer. He skirts around to free weyanes from culpability while blaming the government for not negotiating. He seems to have the advantage of both age and education, but he chose to miss the issue by design -- or intellectual aloofness. Very unbecoming on both counts.

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Re: NEGOTIATE NOW RATHER THAN LATER By Kebour Ghenna

Post by sarcasm » 08 Apr 2022, 09:17

sarcasm wrote:
20 Jan 2022, 20:44

NEGOTIATE NOW RATHER THAN LATER
By Kebour Ghenna


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Remember, at the time the choice to militarily intervene in Tigray made sense to everyone because it was retributively just and arguably necessary for protecting the country from exploding, dismantling the TPLF infrastructure, and conducting law enforcement operations. The problem is that two years later and the loss of lives and property on a such a huge scale, there still no credible exit strategy in place.

Who’s to blame? The Prime Minister who is the Commander in Chief of the military; the generals who assured us success was three months away; we the people who believed our military might will crush the TPLF in no time; the intelligence top notches who missed the TPLF’s true strength; the parliamentarians who abdicated their oversight responsibility; the mainstream media who never questioned the agenda…but always pushed it. In fact there is no single culpable party. We all played a part.
That is an admission!

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