''According to the TPLF:
Page 100 of: Peasant Revolution in Ethiopia: The Tigray People's Liberation Front, 1975-1991
By John Young
Even though it is undeniable that the oppressed masses of the Amhara nationality itself do not play a major role in the oppression of the Tigrayan masses the two peoples have developed bitter hatred towards each other.
They are deeply suspicious of each other. In short they cannot wage a joint struggle for a joint cause.''
Page 168 of the same book:
''In any case, the strength of the EPRDF, the declining morale of the Derg's forces, and their lack of support were all evident in the final days of the regime.
None the less, at least one member of the TPLF leadership, Assefa Mamo, has acknowledged his surprise at the willingness of Oromo peasants to accept, or at least not oppose, the advancing EPRDF forces.
Assefa discounts the influence of the EPRDF propaganda, testimonies of freed POW's, and even that of the TPLF supporting priests, and ultimately concludes that hatred of the Derg overcame whatever concerns the peasants might have about ''the sons of Yohannes.''
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