BY MESERET BEHAILU
ADDIS ABABA – The U.S. and some corporate media have played adverse role in backing the terrorist TPLF and overlooked its attempts to topple the legitimate government by war thereby impacting the northern conflict, a well-known British freelance writer and charity worker said.
In his article titled Western Lies and False Narratives about Ethiopia, the writer Graham Peebles stated that corporate media plays negative role in provoking and feeding the discord of conflict in the northern parts of Ethiopia. The U.S. -led powers, international human right groups, and elements with the United Nation Agencies cooperatively attacked and undermined the Ethiopian government utilized their narratives.
“Statements indicated that BBC, France24, Al Jazeera, and the like were reporting fake news about Ethiopia without any verification. For example, they reported false story that the terrorist TPLF were near to 200 km away from the Capital, Addis Ababa and it may take the city in weeks. It shows how the journalists or editors are not promised their profession.”
He also remembered that the terrorist TPLF attacked the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) on November 03, 2020; numbers of soldiers were killed and arms stolen. However, the international media and some Western powers ignored the real situation; rather they attacked the Ethiopian legal government with supporting the terrorist TPLF slaughters.
According to the New Africa Institute (NAI), the International Crisis Group (ICG) played a critical role in driving the world to believe that TPLF had the upper hand in any ensuing conflict.
The writer mentioned the final joint report of the Untied Nation High Commission for Human Right (OHCHR) and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) that the terrorist TPLF committed sexual violence, looted private and government property including the aid trucks, killed innocents, and bombarded Asmara, Eritrea so far.
Likewise, international media shun the Maikadra Massacre committed by the terrorist TPLF militias, the Samri, and Tigrayan Special police force in November 2020. Though, number of deaths at 200 in the joint report of OHCHR and EHRC, Amnesty International contradicted the report and puts the number of deaths to over 600 deaths. “Following to the atrocities of the terrorist TPLF over the Ethiopian people, citizens at home and abroad have united and constructively engaged to counter the TPLF divide and rule agenda which is backed by some global powers.
Now, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) announced the ‘Commission for National Dialogue’ to pave the way for national consensus and nation’s integrity to end the situation. Though recovery will take time, the sense of national unity in the past one year indicates that Ethiopian Unity became stronger than ever, Peebles opined.
The February 6/2022