The Superheroes: Tegaru in the diaspora braved the winter and stood for their people.
Kalayu Abrha 03-01-21
It is the greatest paradox in the history of Tigray, the great ancient nation, that it is suffering at the same time it is celebrating. The fact that it is suffering, in the devilish hands of those who benefited from its great sacrifices and hard work, is by now known to the whole world. Why Tigray is smiling while weeping is because it is celebrating its sons and daughters in the diaspora who are out in the city streets of America, Europe, and Australia, for several weeks now, in a determination no less than those who are in the trenches of Tigray to wipe the barbarians out. In the traditions of human societies, it is unusual to celebrate heroes outside the battlefield. In our modern age where world nations are intricately woven by the strong fabric of international laws and the soft and hard methods to enforce them, facing a lawless and immoral enemy in the battlefield alone does not ensure victory. Even war has its rules, but it all depends on what kind of enemy one is facing. An undisciplined, cowardly, and brainwashed horde can frustrate even the bravest of defenders because its "heroic" deeds are on civilians rather than on the armed combatants in the battlefield.
As if the barbaric nature of the invading Amhara musketeers, PP Army, and the Eritrean Alibaba's 40,000 thieves, are not enough to reck havoc on Tigray society, the ideologists behind them in the cities are pathological liars, blanket deniers, and educated illiterates. The latter would cover the eyes and ears of the world community, because they dare to abuse the international diplomatic codes of conduct with impunity. They bark at the world diplomatic community for interfering in the internal affairs of Ethiopia. Non-interference does not include gross abuse of human rights in the darkness. Non-interference does not include invading own citizens to punish them for conducting democratic election. Non-interference does not include inviting a foreign power to kill, rape and loot your own citizens. Non-interference does not include allowing and assisting as much lawlessness as one state in a federal arrangement to invade another state within the federation and setup its administration in the territory of the invaded state. Non-interference does not include the invited former Italian colony to colonize a regional state within Ethiopia! A sovereign territory of Ethiopia. Non- interference does not include the destruction of UNESCO heritage sites even if they are located within the jurisdiction of the offender state. Non-interference does not include forced identity changes such as the Amharanization of the Tigrigna speaking Western and Southern Tigray. Non-interference does not include installing a puppet government replacing a democratically elected government of Tigray.
All the above is done in the name of "law enforcement". In practice it is " law-breaking enforcement". The world community of states depends on the reputable international media for information about what is happening around the world. In Tigray that was intentionally blocked. The rigid international codes of diplomacy do not allow states to contact the offended particularly when they are within the jurisdiction of a sovereign state. Heads of states are obliged to contact heads of states. When Hitler and his human hounds were exterminating the Jews in their millions the diplomatic community would call Hitler and ask him to "exercise restraint" or would express its "grave concern" about the atrocities on Jews. Hitler would say "this is a gross interference into the internal affairs of the sovereign German State". The world community would remain "concerned" until six million Jews perish in the hands of the Nazis. Now the world community talks about the holocaust and visits memorials for the last seventy years. This is the grave implication of the impotent diplomatic codes of conduct in international affairs.
It is the diplomatic "tradition" of non-interference that has become a prime cause of the gross violations of human rights by unelected and elected but dictatorial governments worldwide. Where citizenship is no more a protection for some sections of the people of a state, the world has the obligation to protect them as they are citizens of the world. Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders tricked the USA and the world by posing as reformers and peacekeepers, while having a finalized plan of the atrocious Tigray war in their pockets. One was awarded the Nobel honor "not for what he has done so far; but as an encouragement to what he is going to do in the future". The reputable Noble Committee had no idea about what it referred to as "the future" could be: one of the most brutal wars the region has ever seen! Integrity is never embarrassed; it acts! The Nobel Committee must admit in public that it has committed a grave mistake because of the lack of foresight. In fact, it had already learnt a lesson from An San Sucki, who turned a blind eye to the Rohingian massacre, with the Nobel Prize on her shelf. The USA took away its eagle eye away from the world because its watchful diplomatic routine was distracted by the un-American presidency it had for four years. While USA was stunned by what was impossible to happen on US soil: The Attack on the deep seated American Democratic tradition. The Eritrean, Ethiopian, and Amhara invaders used the the sad American predicament as a smoke screen to brutalize the people of Tigray. The smoke screen was dissipated by the heroic Tegaru in the diaspora; and now the world can clearly see the tragedies that were unfolding in a complete media blackout.
Keep on fighting soldiers without uniforms! That is the only way the world community in a diplomatic formula trap can hear the cries of the victims in Tigray!
Tigray will win! Viva martyrdom! Kudos for Diaspora Tegaru!