‘Tigray Genocide’ interventionist implication of U.S.: Ann Garrison


ADDIS ABABA – The Tigray Genocide cries and hashtags have carried out an ominous interventionist implication of the U.S., a well-known journalist Ann Garrison said.

In her article published on the CounterPunch media, Garrison stated that the U.S. has set its sights on the elected government in the geostrategic Horn of Africa. Growing ties with China and Russia and the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Cooperation between Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea threaten U.S. global hegemony that a U.S. “regime change” campaign is well underway.

As it would happen in every false campaigns, the Tigray Genocide cries have been accompanied by massive disinformation of the corporate media, human rights and aid organizations. More recently, social media armies, especially Twitter have been aggressively involved in the campaign.

“Tigray Genocide Twitter campaign appeared for the first time when forces loyal to the TPLF committed surprise attacked on their fellow soldiers in the North Command of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces. There’s no way the government could have mounted a genocidal response in a matter of hours, but #Tigray Genocide was already trending. TPLF and its supporters had been prepared to seize the narrative, claiming victimhood and blaming the ENDF.”

The journalist further highlighted that CNN and its correspondent Nima Elbagir launched an all-out to convince committing of genocide against Tigray people. The reports have been relentless that “CNN! Fake News!” are the most prominent signs and chants at Diaspora’s protests. “On December 3, 2020, Elbagir told host Amy Goodman, “I think the best way to understand what’s happening in Ethiopia is to consider it a conflict over power that has descended into potentially a form of ethnic cleansing.”

“On October 7, 2021, she told Goodman, “Tigrayans say the bodies of over 60 victims have floated into Sudan from Ethiopia in the Tekeze River, evidence of a methodical campaign, one which bears all the hallmarks of genocide as defined by international law. Up in this remote corner of Sudan, this is evidence the world wasn’t meant to see.”

As to her, parts of the Tekeze River have been controlled by both TPLF and Amhara militias in the war, either force could have dumped the bodies into the river, but CNN and the TPLF both attempted to claim they definitively proved Tigray Genocide.

The U.S. has had its finger on the Tigray Genocide trigger for over a year now, with the threat of “humanitarian military intervention” always looming. Ethnic Tigrayan Diasporas often protest with signs reading, “Call it Genocide.” Why? Because, according to U.S. policy, a genocide designation involves a moral obligation to act. “Whole-of-government” is a bureaucratic euphemism for hybrid warfare, which includes disinformation, censure, aid cuts, debt strangulation, sanctions, proxy war, and perhaps even military aggression. Ethiopia and its neighboring ally, Eritrea, have been sanctioned.

Garrison pointed out that if the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) agrees that genocide taking place, it can veto any resolution; Russia and China have made it clear they see no evidence obliging the council to act in Ethiopia. The two permanent members of the UNSC refused to approve any measures violating Ethiopia’s sovereignty.

As Russia and China have become more assertive on the UN Security Council, U.S. policymakers have claimed the obligation to “intervene” in contravention of international law because China and Russia, they say, are abrogating their moral responsibility on the UNSC, she opined.

The January 14/2022

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