Disinformation in T-TPLF Land of Living Lies: Pinocchio Preaches Truth Against Perception in Ethiopia?

Author’s Note: This is the third successive commentary I have written on the intensifying T-TPLF disinformation campaign in Ethiopia. On September 5, I  announced that the T-TPLF would soon roll out a massive disinformation campaign to discredit the widespread popular uprising against its oppressive rule in Ethiopia. On September 18, I wrote a second commentary

The Truth About T-TPLF  Genocide Lies and Disinformation in Ethiopia

Author’s Note: I have written this commentary for several reasons. First, in my September 5, 2016 commentary, I announced that the T-TPLF will soon roll out a major disinformation campaign to discredit the massive popular uprising in the country and re-write the true story of valor and courage by the Ethiopian people with systematic lies

Trumputin, the Manchurian Candidate?

A couple of days ago President Barack Obama slammed Donald “Only-I-Can-Fix-It” Trump for showing up on Russian state-owned network and dissing America’s “dishonest” media. Obama rhetorically wondered out loud: “Think about the fact that [Putin] is Donald Trump’s role model. I have to do business with Putin, I have to do business with Russia, that’s

“Joy Comes in the Morning!”: My Message for the Ethiopian New Year 2009 (E.C.)

September 11, 2016 is the beginning of the 2009 Ethiopian New Year (Meskerem 1, Ethiopian Calendar [E.C.]).[1] It is painful for me to utter the words, “Happy Ethiopian New Year- 2009” (Melkam Adis Amet) this new year. 2008 E.C. has been a Year of Mourning for the people of Ethiopia. In 2008 E.C., the Thugtatorship

The Lies and Disinformation Campaigns of the T-TPLF

Does the LF in TPLF stand for Lie Factory? The T-TPLF  (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front) has now launched a slick disinformation campaign to discredit and diminish the historic popular uprisings against it in Ethiopia. The ruling T-TPLF party in Ethiopia is a criminal terrorist organization listed  in the Global Terrorism Data Base. Disinformation

Ethiopia: When Cheetahs Cry, They Growl!

Americans have no monopoly on heroes. Olympic heroes, that is. On August 21, 2016, Feyisa Lelisa, the 26-year-old Ethiopian long distance runner at the Rio Olympics repeated an act that was once described as the “the most overtly political statement in the history of the modern Olympic Games.” On October 16, 1968, Tommie Smith and

Ethiopia: Beyond the Politics of Hate

Statement of my credo: Hate is the one crumbling wall that now stands between the people of Ethiopia and freedom, democracy and human rights in Ethiopia.  The T-TPLF has weaponized and politicized hate. But the mud walls of hate erected by the T-TPLF are today collapsing on the T-TPLF everywhere under the volcanic pressure of

Ethiopia: Rise of the “Amhara Retards” and Oromo “Criminals and Terrorists” in 2016?

Are Amharas “retards”? Are Oromo protesters demanding an end to confiscation of their land “criminals and terrorists”? Are we now witnessing the rise of the “Amhara retards” and the Oromo “criminals and terrorists ” in Ethiopia? The T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) and its handmaidens say Amharas and Oromos are just a

Donald Trump, Assassin-in-Chief?: Cry Havoc! and .… Hillary!

  In my July 25  commentary entitled “Cry Havoc! And Unleash the Dogs of War at the Republican Convention?”, I argued that Trump is a very dangerous demagogue hell-bent on starting a civil war in America. In his convention speech Trump said, “I am your voice. I have a message for all of you…” In his

Ethiopian Spring in the Summer of 2016?

  No people [in the world] will remain smothered, meaning oppressed, for  ages.  It is [a] universal [truth]. No people, to the extent that they are people [human beings] and [as evident] in world history will not remain [like an inanimate object] in one place, they will not stay put in one place as one