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From Basma to Ethiopia - How C2FC is Using Lethal Journalism to Conduct Information Warfare and Lawfare against Ethiopia.

Posted by: Berhane Habtemariam

Date: Saturday, 07 August 2021

•π√>Fom Basma to Ethiopia – How C2FC is Using Lethal Journalism to Conduct Information Warfare and Lawfare against Ethioppia.
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•π√>>>> The Secret Bomb to Destabilise and Disintegrate Ethiopia.

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BerhaneMeskel Habtemariam [Wedi Keshi]
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By Go Editor
Published July 27, 2021
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Project Basma enabled intelligence operations to be cloaked as humanitarian activism, which allowed for covert priming of Syria for regime change. C2FC is using Project Basma’s scheme to attack Ethiopia’s will for survival as a sovereign nation-state, besides priming it for either regime attenuation or regime change. Upcoming narratives will call on rebel coalition to execute regime change so as to stabilize Ethiopia as a Federal Republic, or non-belligerently break it up, while enabling the trial of Abiy Ahmed Ali in an international court.
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On November 10, 2020, a 7-page report that discussed the potential unraveling of Ethiopia – due to outbreak of war between the Federal Military and TPLF – was concluded and forwarded to a carefully selected team of EU officials, who would then present it to the EU council. The scenario considered in the report was a potential deluge of refugees into Europe from a disturbed region, the Horn of Africa (HoA). The report cautiously analyzed the then 7-day-long armed conflict between ENDF and an alliance of Tigray armed groups, including Tigray Regional Forces and Special Police, and expressed concern about the cohesion of ENDF and possibility of spill-over of the conflict into Oromia region.

The report also cautioned against the tripartite alliance of Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, and Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia. Additionally, the report noted the concerns of Saudi Arabia, which feared the crisis could negatively impact the Gulf region – a concern shared by United Arabs Emirate. Another notable prospect raised by the report was cutting off of the Ethiopia-Djibouti terrestrial transport corridor should the conflict continue unabated (ibid). In May 2021, Goitom Gebreluel opinionated that the HoA is falling under an axis of tyranny led by the 3 aforementioned leaders, and that the tripartite alliance was destabilizing the region.
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*CREDIT: Adel El-Adawy
CREDIT: Adel El-Adawy
Members of the Tigray Special Police. They have been fighting ENDF since November 4, 2020, as part of a rebel alliance called the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF). Kjetil Tronvoll stated that TPLF attacked the Northern Command of ENDF on November 3, 2020 – the act which initiated the current war.
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Among the issues discussed in the West concerning the future of Ethiopia are if Ethiopia can be peacefully broken up if a rebel coalition takes power in Addis Ababa, and then allows the ethno-regional states to use referendum to vote for secession, which the central government will accept. This is to avoid the Somaliland-like limbo where the semi-autonomous state cannot gain full recognition as a republic unless the national government in Mogadishu consents to its secession. For USG and its European Allies, this will allow for a peaceful version of Yugoslavia-like breakup, while enabling the trial of Abiy Ahmed Ali for crimes against humanity in an international court just as it happened to the second last President of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milosevic.

If Ethiopia accepts regime attenuation, then there will be need for a national dialogue supervised by a Government of National Unity that includes the TPLF (and even excludes Abiy Ahmed), which will oversee a constitutional review that will strengthen decentralization. So far, there has been no assessment of whether Abiy Ahmed can develop a strong personality or valor like Xi Jinping who defeated enhanced political warfare, or if Abiy can take bold decisive actions to survive political warfare. It also overlooks the fact that the Ethiopian people have not shown strong dislike for the government. Even so, popular perception can be changed using witful narrative management that is tailored to drive a wedge between the people and GoE.

Relatedly, how is the USG-EU alliance going to manage the crisis in Ethiopia, while promoting their agenda for Ethiopia?

…this will allow for a peaceful Yugoslavia-like breakup, while enabling the trial of Abiy Ahmed Ali for crimes against humanity in an international court just as it happened to the last President of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milosevic

•π√> Command and Control Fusion Center (C2FC) Running a Basma-like Campaign on Ethiopia√

In a previous post, it was reported that C2FC “has delegated some of its tasks to disparate subsidiary fusion cells that enjoy some degree of operational autonomy but organizational dependence on the fusion center”. So, what are the functions of C2FC and who staffs these fusion cells?

The key functions of C2FC can be summarized as advisory, facilitation, capacitation, and intelligence operations. This post focuses on the information capacitance function of the C2FC and some intelligence operations of its allied military and intelligence organizations. The other functions of C2FC will be discussed in later posts.

•π√> Information Capacitance√

Information capacitance is key to any propaganda campaign, and in the Ethiopian crisis, it involves moderating and controlling media coverage of the war in Tigray – and armed rebellion in Oromia – in a way that disadvantages GoE. This managed media coverage is quite helpful for fusion cells located in Kenya where they work with anti-Abiy elements in the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and National Intelligence Service (NIS) to shape public opinion in favor of supporting TPLF and Oromo secessionists. This clique in KDF and NIS has partnered with other national intelligence agencies and private intelligence firms to train media activists and promote the idea of 2 parallel governments-in-exile – the Oromia Regional National Transitional Government and the Government of the National State of Tigray.

As will be explained later, the current information capacitance operation uses methods and techniques developed in Project Basma, which was a regime change campaign conducted against the government of Syria. The same methods and techniques were then used against Xi Jinping as part of an enhanced political warfare campaign to weaken the Communist Party of China.

•π√>> Fusion Cells√

The staffs of these fusion cells are made up of popular media personalities, journalists, university-educated intellectuals, lawyers, democracy activists, humanitarian aid workers (HAW), private intelligence firms, non-governmental organizations (including the Europe External Programme with Africa [EEPA]), and researchers affiliated with Western humanitarian aid agencies and research institutions. The current conjecture by Geopolitics.Press is that Stratfor and Janes Information Group – which is owned by Montagu Private Equity – do aid the operations of these cells. Among the democracy activists working in, or with, these fusion cells are prominent democracy activists from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Uganda; as well as democracy activists based in Europe, Oceania, and North America.

The staff help to create narratives, repurpose description of events, and find ways to deny GoE media publicity. The narrative created by these cells is processed by C2FC before being issued to “media actors” for amplification. The most prized media actors are the multinational media agencies that have a global network of influence which can be leveraged in information warfare campaigns. Consider Reuters with its global network of about 4,000 journalists, and one can get an idea of how a created narrative can be popularized worldwide by these journalists, and even be made the vogue narrative. This was evident during the execution of Project Basma.

•π√> Project Basma√

In 2014, it was revealed that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Department for International Development (DfID), and Ministry of Defence – which are all part of the Government of the United Kingdom (GUK) – have been running a joint program to capacitate information campaigns and kinetic operations in Syria. This joint program used the methods of “strategic communications, research, monitoring and evaluation, and operational support to Syrian opposition entities” to achieve its goals. The revelations also showed that FCO favored building of “local independent media platforms” to outbid the government in narrative management. This joint program is now known as Project Basma, and it fronted an entity called Basma (after which the project is named).

Basma was cloaked as a civil society group that provided a citizen journalism platform. This can be related to the obtuse civil society organization called Civil Society Reference Group, which is a front for the anti-Abiy clique in KDF and NIS to lobby the Kenyan government to support rebels fighting against GoE.

As a citizen journalism platform, Basma was able to plant stories in international media outlets and run a network of journalists who doubled as intelligence agents. It is still not clear if the Integrity Initiative and Institute for Statecraft played any roles in Project Basma.

•π√> Basma Program for Regime Change√

In September 2020, leaked documents – which were later acknowledged – revealed that GUK has been funding a propaganda campaign to promote regime change in Syria, as well as buy public sympathy for the armed opposition to Bashar al-Assad’s regime. To cultivate media activists who would serve as stringers in Syria, GUK used the Basma program to train these activists and deploy them to the field. These activists were paired with public relation (PR) firms, which edited and modified their reports before forwarding them to mainstream media outlets as journalistic pieces. The media agencies named in the expose are BBC, Al-Arabiya, Al-Jazeera, and Orient TV.

Private intelligence contractors that were involved in this Syrian campaign include The Global Strategy Network (TGSN), Albany, Analysis Research Knowledge (ARK), and Innovative Communication & Strategies (InCoStrat). InCoStrat and Albany helped the armed opposition to handle media relations. Albany even admitted that its core task was defined as “collecting and organising stories and content that support and reinforce the core narrative”.

Basma was able to plant stories in international media outlets and run a network of journalists who doubled as intelligence agents.

The Dubai-based ARK describes itself as a humanitarian NGO that has worked with the State Department, FCO, European Union, United Nations, and the Governments of Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands. TGSN prides itself of having Richard Barrett among its directors. Richard Barrett is the former director of global counter-terrorism for the Secret Intelligence Service (popularly known as Military Intelligence Section 6 or MI6). This implies that he knew that some of their Syrian allies had ties – either direct or indirect – to AlQaeda. ARK, which describes some of its functions as “developing civil defence capabilities”, “preventing and countering violent extremism” and “promoting accountability for war crimes“, boasts of having operational presence in Kenya and Somalia.
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Bashar Hafez al-Assad, President of the Syria. PHOTO CREDIT: Wikipedia.
ARK. PHOTO CREDIT: Official Website.

ARK started its anti-Assad operations in 2011, but the desired end goal of ousting President Bashar al-Assad was never achieved.
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ARK started developing the political narrative for the opposition in 2011 while still in Gaziantep, Turkey; and later partnered with TGSN to run “97 video stringers, 23 writers, 49 distributors, 23 photographers, 19 in-country trainers, eight training centers, three media offices, and 32 research officers”. ARK was tasked with rebranding the public image of Salafi jihadi rebels, and their civil front (or civilian-facing front). Benjamin Norton states that “ARK ran the social media accounts of the White Helmets, and helped turn the Western-funded group into a key propaganda weapon of the Syrian opposition”.

ARK has boasted of providing “regular branded and unbranded content” to “well-established contacts”, which included top media outlets like “Reuters, the New York Times, CNN, the BBC, The Guardian, the Financial Times, The Times, Al Jazeera, Sky News Arabic, Orient TV, and Al Arabiya”. It also sent dozens of articles to be published by Al Hayat and Asharq Al-Awsat (ibid).

When the Supreme Military Council (SMC) of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was globally denounced for working with violent Salafi mujahideen, ARK was mandated “to establish the image of (SMC and FSA as) a functioning, inclusive, disciplined and professional military body”. A similar situation is ongoing in Ethiopia where TPLF and TDF are being presented in mainstream media outlets as “ functioning, inclusive, disciplined and professional” political party and military body respectively.

TDF field commanders have enjoyed laudatory coverage in mainstream media, with Lieutenant-General Tsadkan Gebretensae of TDF giving an interview to Kenya’s The Elephant in July 2021, where he marketed TDF as the armed military force of the Government of Tigray, not the armed wing of TPLF. In the Interview, Tsadkan presented an image of TDF that is a functioning, disciplined, and professional military body (ibid).
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TPLF recently, in an error of judgement, paraded armed children, an act that led to condemnation in Ethiopia.

PHOTO SOURCE: Jeff Pearce.
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TPLF has also been accused of trying to achieve moral equivalence by dressing children in Tigray with flags of the Amhara regional State and giving them rifles. Still, the public image of TDF can be softened using clever narrative management and media framing.

ARK is known for “softening the image” of armed groups that Westerners may find troubling as is evidenced in these photographed stickers that it made for the AlQaeda-laced Free Syrian Army.

•π√> Fusion Cells for Intelligence Activities and Lethal Journalism√

Understanding the functions and methods of Project Basma makes it easier to understand how C2FC works, and why it chooses the methods it uses to achieve its goals. As mentioned, C2FC’s tasks are delegated to fusion cells.

These fusion cells collect and collate raw information about the state of affairs in Ethiopia. This information is obtained through social media posts, direct communication with TPLF cadre, and testimonies of HAW and Tigray diaspora who had spoken with their kin in Tigray.

Also, these cells work with C2FC to fast-track verification of social media accounts of their political and military allies. This explains why the Twitter handle of Getachew Reda, which was started in September 2020, was quickly verified in the second quarter of 2021. Apart from helping its allies and assets dominate the social media space, they also work to stifle the presence (and voice) of their opponents in social media.

•π√> Pro-ENDF Facebook Accounts Suspended enmasse just before TDF’s Offensive√

The fusion cells work to identify social media accounts that are operated by, or affiliated with, their targeted organizations and persons. In the second quarter of 2021, these cells identified social media accounts that are operated by, or affiliated with, the Ethiopian Information Network Security Agency (INSA), and compiled them before forwarding them to their American aids, who then pressured US-based social media companies to suspend the accounts.

On June 16, 2021, Facebook announced that “it had removed a network of fake accounts in Ethiopia targeting domestic users”, and that these accounts were associated with INSA. This reduced the ability of GoE to control social media messaging inside Ethiopia, while biasing social media parity between TPLF and GoE in favor of the former. Two days later, an alliance of Tigray armed groups, who had consolidated themselves under the umbrella of the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF), launched an offensive called Operation Alula.

TDF is probably named-so to imply its character as a military organization that aspires to be a national military just like the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) or Rwanda Defence Force (RDF).

•π√> Lethal Journalism√

Richard Landes identified 3 forms of partisan war journalism. They are patriotic war journalism (e.g GoE insisting that Ethiopian media should not describe TDF as a military force but instead use TPLF to describe both TPLF and TDF), lethal war journalism (e.g foreign media reports TPLF’s propaganda as authentic news), and own-goal war journalism (where Ethiopian media reports TPLF’s propaganda as authentic news). The latter two forms of war journalism are what constitutes lethal journalism, whose aim is to de-energize the will of the target polity to resist the messaging and acts of C2FC.

In June 2021, GoE punished Addis Standard, an Ethiopian Media, for own-goal war journalism; an act which was condemned by the West using carefully scripted words, which reveals the influence of C2FC.

Professor Landes identifies lethal war journalism as prone to promoting narratives, and this is exactly what happens in Ethiopia. Starting from November 2020, GoE has been described as an ego-bloated, incapable, and cruel belligerent fighting to destroy the Tigray people, and this makes TPLF’s armed opposition a moral obligation that the world should support. The coordinated and synchronized delivery of this narrative by Western mainstream media reveals that C2FC manages the media scripting.

As Landes notes, lethal journalism works to promote a narrative using stories and claims of events, and “when (these) claims (are) disproven…these news outlets (do) nothing to correct their errors“. This was evident in July 2021 when Amnesty International purposely misguided its audience by using photographs – taken by Amanuel Sileshi – of Ethiopians being frisked, before entering a polling station, to condemn GoE for ethnic profiling in Addis Ababa.

Lethal journalism can be augmented by tweaking the algorithms of search engines. This can allow C2FC to exploit search engine algorithms so as to bias internet search results, with the goal being to improve the ranking of any article that sheds positive information about TPLF. This helps achieve information dominance, where the information provided by a specific actor dominates the reporting by mass media and social media.

Information capacitance as applied to lethal journalism allows for deployment of a legally-sound, short-term media strategy that is laden with propaganda value and good optics. This explains why almost the same message against the Ethiopian government has been released by supposedly different Western governments, aid agencies, journalists, reports (published by research institutions), and social media personalities.

•π√> Lawfare√

In 2011, ARK partnered with Tsamota to develop a subproject within Basma called the Syrian Commission for Justice and Accountability. This name was later changed in 2014 to the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA). CIJA used seed fund provided by the Conflict Pool of GUK to build a transitional justice architecture to execute lawfare against the Assad government should the plan for regime change fail. The goal was to bring cases against top Syrian government officials in international courts, and then use these cases to justify specified narratives, as well as call for sanctions to be imposed on Syria.

During the Ethiopian crisis, there have been coordinated calls by pro-TPLF intellectuals, lawyers, democracy activists, NGOs, and private intelligence firms for Abiy Ahmed to be tried in an international court for crimes against humanity. In February 2021, the National Interest published a post with a self-revelatory title: Abiy Ahmed: The First Nobel Laureate On Trial at the International Criminal Court? The author, Michael Rubin, called for Abiy to “face war crimes charges”. However, this trial can only happen if Abiy is removed from power, failure of which, the calls for his prosecution will be used to justify sanctions against GoE and its top officials. This can result in sanctions being imposed on the Ethiopian people.
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Feature image shows children waiting in a line. PHOTO CREDIT: Pixabay.

An excerpt of this post has been published in our Medium blog.

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167 comments
Mubarek ek jr
July 31, 2021 at 7:50 am
thank you, for your great clarification of this evils institution wich dare to make horror in our feets. we will never fail to will. proud ethiopian

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Andamlak
July 31, 2021 at 8:37 am
Thank you for your information

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Tseganeh Kuma Mammo
July 31, 2021 at 8:48 am
Truth will come out of its well. Abiy is the greatest leader Ethiopia has ever had. Ethiopians will never kneel down to the brutal TPLF rebels and the evil westerners.

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muluadam
July 31, 2021 at 11:37 am
Thank you for unlocking the evil acts of the pigs from #USA and EU. We Ethiopians will never handover to these pigs. We are the one that has never been colonized. Proud people proud country.

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Solomon Fantaye
July 31, 2021 at 2:51 pm
Thank you for revealing the truth at last. We know that these devilish Western organisations have plotted to overthrow our elected gov’t and put a puppet gov’t instead. We will support Dr. Abiy Ahmed untill the end. Ethiopia prevails!!🇪🇹

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Hager
July 31, 2021 at 3:21 pm
The western countries looted Africa the last 500 years start for slivery up to now for the raw materials. The western world got rich by looting Africa’s natural resources. The last 150 years especially after the scramble of Africa the west world looted our diamond, sugar , salt, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum, cocoa beans, coffee and water for free paid nothing in return. Now another looter come to Africa which is Chania so the tow elephant fighting each other as proxy war. Killing African people and destroying African. They need to stop. If not Africans have no chose but we will be on our way to EU and US as well as Canada. The enemy of Africa is the US and EU stop destabilizing Africa. Why do the west have to afraid if Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalis leaders work together. The Ethiopians why that they cannot use the water that come out from their own land, Ethiopia has a right to use the water in wat every way they want. God bless the Horne of Africa.

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tekollan kidane
July 31, 2021 at 5:05 pm
the richest country in the world , usa, will never build a DAM equivalent to that of Ethiopia by collecting money from individual american citizens. However, the poorest country in the world Ethiopia did built The Grand Dam financed by its citizens. Whenever outsiders try to manipulate our difference we always united and prevail more strong. Try to push us then we will come out strong. This is our history. You may try to eliminate Abiy. Take my word, you will end up creating more than 100m STRONG ABIYS! because we are Ethiopians.

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Tom
July 31, 2021 at 5:23 pm
Thank you. The dark secret has revealed. The situation that have been unfold since the beginning of the war attest the coordinatinate efforts of Western media to create false narrative in bid of TPLF terrorists. Ethiopian wouldn’t dismantle through these evil acts.

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Tad
July 31, 2021 at 6:19 pm
…what a mess did they created all around the world🤔

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Elias
July 31, 2021 at 7:28 pm
Thank you Geopolitics for unveiling the hidden objectives of the Westerns (USA, EU) on Ethiopia. They don’t want to see strong and developmental government in Africa. Their plan is to destroy Ethiopia by helping the terrorist TPLF Junta group. But, they will not succeed because the God(Almighty) is with us! We Ethiopians want the rest of the World to understand this fact.

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Abel S
July 31, 2021 at 7:53 pm
Honestly, I was seeing the same pattern:

▶ Many #C2FC mafia affiliated “journalists” who work FOR Rioters, BBC,… fleed to Nairobi, Kenya when the war broke out
▶ Western states, “medias”, and “NGOs” had been coordinated in their language and attack on the gov. of Ethiopia
▶They all took every fabricated story of #TPLFTerrorists credible, while arguing or ignoring other sides
▶They were purposely silent: on Mikadra Genocide, TPLF’s Attacks on Afar, Amhara, Eritrea, TPLF denying aid accesse, TPLF’s use of #ChildSoldiers….

Thanks to this article, exposing Westerns plots to dismantle a nation for their menace interest. 🙏🙏🙏

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Samuel
July 31, 2021 at 9:03 pm
This Is so TRUE! Thank you so much and keep up the good honest work!!!!

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Azmeraw sintayehu
July 31, 2021 at 9:12 pm
Thank you for your genuine information

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Mulugeta
July 31, 2021 at 9:24 pm
Thank you, Egziabher (GOD) the always have witness that reveals truth with in false fabricators, and lighting the darkness. Will you work with us to desert TPLF, by informing Tigray people, what criminal project is developed to dismantle Ethiopia. Once the people are aware of the truth, TPLF leaders will be alone and with out solder.
All Ethiopian friends or who love truth, stand with us to reveal the truth to the world.

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save Adna
July 31, 2021 at 9:28 pm
You are here trying to rationalize the 9 months campaign of genocide on Tigrayans:
1.more than 150,000 civilians massacred;
2. 2.3 million displaced from their homes;
3. 5.2 million people deliberately starved;
4. rape used as weapon of war;
5. Ethnic cleansing committed in the western part of Tigray;
6. 87 % health facilities destroyed; 71 % schools set ablaze; neighborhoods destroyed;

this was done by inviting foreign armies from Eritrea, Somalia.
UAE even contributed military drones; the most extensive drone bombardment in African soil took place in Tigray.

as we speak, Tigray is under siege; humanitarian aid is blocked.

You simply are trying to rationalize this.

That makes you genocide-apologist.

Pathetic!

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 6:02 am
@save Adna Can you answer these question? HOW the war started between “TPLF and Ethiopian Gov’t “?? and WHY is it STILL on going? Can you PLEASE BE HONEST to yourself and answer these questions?

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ABD
August 7, 2021 at 2:03 pm
Pls be honest to answer the question
1 CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT HOW MANY PEOPLE KILLED BY TPLF FOR THE LAST 45 YEARS OR MORE??????
2.CAN YOU TELL US HOW MANY PEOPLE DEAD , SUFFERED,……FOR JUST TPLF EVIL POLITICS? HOW MANY?
AND STILL …….

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Asayeberhan Kastro
August 1, 2021 at 1:18 pm
You guys will never win Ethiopia. Your Western war mongering Medias will let you live in poverty. Ethiopia wil prevail.

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Alpha
August 6, 2021 at 3:27 pm
Join the fusion in Kenya 😀😀

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Silesh Misikir
July 31, 2021 at 9:49 pm
This daydream of the white snakes can’t be realized. It is a mere illusion.It should be clear to our historical enemies that Ethiopia is under the safeguard of God.He hope in Almighty God that He won’t leave our country.We believe that nothing will come. Look at this great words of God.Ethiopia extends its hands to God.O God May Bless and save Ethiopia from these Sons of falsehood.

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Mulugeta
July 31, 2021 at 10:28 pm
Oh TPLF Supporters, Open your aye and try to stop TPLF, from deserting Tigray from Tigray people by forcing them to war. No one is benefited or will benefit from this war.
1. The war is started by TPLF, by attacking the national army, ref. The TPLF Person, Seco Ture already revealed the truth.
2. Though national army were, reversing the attacking and supporting the Tigray people, for the last 7 months, currently the National army have already left Tigray.
3. The aid trucks are already at the boarder of Tigray but stoped by TPLF solders to misguide the world in the same way you mentioned.
4. Ethiopian army is in defending position, is not attacking, keeping Tigray people to observe the truth.
5. We are the same people, how do you become the tool for our dismantlers.
6. If Eritreans were not with us, the TPLF agenda could have been achieved. No with the help of Egziabher everything is reversed.
Please do not push your self away from your people, Ethiopia.
The truth, “Ethiopia will rise up with people of Tigray.”

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 5:49 am
Exactly !!!

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MIKIYAS ETICHIA
July 31, 2021 at 11:08 pm
Thanks a lot for the information. I was wondering why all the international media contents were agents Abiy; now I got the answer

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moges Tsegaye
July 31, 2021 at 11:13 pm
I’m sure anyone with some knowledge of history and current affairs knows what happened to Syria. However, reading it in this format affirms what we knew. Having this information will allow Ethiopians understand the amount sabotage that has been planned and in action by EU and US. We Ethiopians know that our freedom and independence is an eye sore for some. In our history Ethiopians never invaded or do harm to any people or country. We Ethiopians have fight for our right and we win because we always have truth and God with us. No mater this diabolic plan is intricate Ethiopia will prevail.

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Aaron
August 1, 2021 at 12:01 am
Nonsense..this is exactly the kind of BS this article talks about ..everyone’s wise to it now there is no “genocide” look the word up before using it

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Hager
August 1, 2021 at 5:26 am
The last word, “Pathetic” must be for you to Save Adna. I am sure you are one of the “C2FC” or you are MR propeganda Campainer, or one of Fusion Cell, and I am sure you are “Project Basma”. Please stop making excuses for WEYANE , please STOP hurting the peaple of Tigray. Please let WEYANE OR TPLF rest in pease. Pease to all Ethiopia as well as to HofA.

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 5:33 am
Can you answer these question? HOW the war started between “TPLF and Ethiopian Gov’t “?? and WHY is it STILL on going? Can you PLEASE BE HONEST to yourself and answer these questions?

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 5:37 am
My question was to @Mulugeta

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 6:05 am
Sorry, not to Mulugeta but to @save Adna

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Tom
August 1, 2021 at 9:31 am
Weyane! Greater Tigray? C2FC? Do what ever you will. You will lose in the end.

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Ben
August 1, 2021 at 10:14 am
America, the injustice, fake Democrat, the terrorist country which uses terrorist as a tools to destabilize countries which are against their interests. The failed states like Libya, Syria, yemen, Iraq, Afghan are the result of the interference of America in the name of democracy and human right. America, the enemy of developing countries, the enemy of Africa and it is our enemy(ethiopians)

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Yosef
August 1, 2021 at 10:27 am
Dr.Goytom, one of the key members of the disinformation camp based in kenya is trying to justify the belligerent act of TPLF for three decades in Ethiopia. TPLF is the only organization which is in government power and work against the people who is entitled to protect.
@ TPLF’s treason against Ethiopian Defence force leads us to humanitarian catastrophe.
@ TPLF was and will continue as corrupt, totalitarian and biased family business which bargains against its people.
@TPLF has divided Ethiopians, looted their properties.
@ TPLF has killed thousends innocent civilians for three decades in Amhara, Oromia, Sidama and Afar because they opposed its tyrant leadership.
@ Ethiopia was biggest detention center during TPLF regime. No free media, no free market, no opposition.
Therefore point your fingers to TPLF.

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fekadubekele
August 1, 2021 at 2:51 pm
The Capitalist West thinks and believes that this World and its natural resources belong to him. Other countries that are non-white should not be allowed to use their resources to develop their economies. Especially, black Africa should not be allowed to developed a coherent economy and social system that are based on science and technology. Allowing other countries to develop their economies based on science and technology means that these countries become self-sufficient and proud of themselves. Therefore, African countries must be disturbed from within and outside by instigating wars. Africa must be transformed to a war Arena so that the West can steal its resources. However, for the failure of the continent the West alone is not responsible. African intellectuals, especially Ethiopians have never aware of how the capitalist West is not in favor of industrialization of the African continent. Until now Ethiopian intellectuals believed that especially America loves Ethiopia, and therefore it is not in its interest to se a broken or divided Ethiopia. Now we see that how America and Britain are doing everything to destroy Ethiopia. We do not have enough evidences other than this.

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amare
August 1, 2021 at 3:59 pm
Thank you Geopolitics for the information.

We Africans very well know that America and Europe underdeveloped Africa through looting our human and natural wealth using various criminal methods:
This is a historical fact. During the time of slave trade millions of Africans were captured and sold across the Atlantic. When this was over they looted our raw materials. After African decolonization ,they have either killed or chased out many African leaders who tried to bring about economic development to their respective peoples.We remember Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, Tafewa Balewa of Nigeria etc.Now they are on Abiy and Afeworki .

Abiy knows very well that the criminal group could go as far as killing him . We love our leader and do not wish that happen to him, even if it happens their plan of attenuating Ethiopia will not materialize We have millions of Abiys in Ethiopia that will immediately replace the fallen Abiy. Ethiopia is a country of heroes. the criminals can kill our heroes but they cannot kill Ethiopia.
It is not a surprise that they currently want to focus on Ethiopia and abolish the name Ethiopia from the map of Africa and the world..Ethiopia defies white racists in many ways and remained a campaigner for Africa’s political and economic independence. Currently it defies the new scramble for East Africa.

African countries should carefully watch what is going in Ethiopia and support Ethiopia’s struggle against the Neo-scramble for Africa. Tomorrow it will be Djibouti or Kenya, or Tanzania or any of the west African countries that might face similar problems by such a criminal Groups financed by so called developed countries governments and media. and sham human rights Groups
As to local mercenaries like TPLF- they will get their punishment by our gallant fighters and will not have the time to enjoy the money they get thorough the sellout of their country.
To all enemies of Ethiopia we say Ethiopia will triumph !!!; Death to its enemies.

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RH Belda
August 1, 2021 at 5:43 pm
This analysis looks paid piece of lobbyist which failed to depicted a balanced investigation. It neither provided a view how crime against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and pseudoethiopianists are obsessively pushing the the identitify and self-determination at pearl. Say it whatever the supremacy of Amhara no more prevail. It will die naturally or forcefully. No no justification of injustice and unfair commonality and control of nationality by the Supremacist pseudoethiopianists. Sooner or latter they will come to an end!

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jegna
August 1, 2021 at 5:52 pm
its obvious all this Media who deceive the whole world are under their power
so that they keep removing countries who dont bow down to their wicked will
now they face Ethiopia, i promise you not by power or might but by the spirit of the
lord who is God of Ethiopia, they will go back clothed with a shame just
wait and see!!!

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arschloch
August 1, 2021 at 6:26 pm
The European colonizers and the American imperialism together are trying to distablize perhaps even to disintegrate Ethiopia as a revenge for their bitter defeat in Adowa. They will fall apart themselves before Ethiopia will. Because they are led by homos and illuminatis.

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Towfik
August 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm
Thank you

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Nebeyat Ademassu
August 1, 2021 at 6:37 pm
We all Ethiopians understand and follow what is going on in and out in the country consciously, but one thing they don’t understand about this generation it -it is not like the 1991 generation we will fight at any cost all over the world to our sovereign country #Ethiopia .
It’s a dream after all !!! This is Ethiopia not Syria .

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adamnesh
August 1, 2021 at 7:06 pm
Death to USA! Thank you for the information.

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Demelash W Zewdie
August 1, 2021 at 8:01 pm
Thank you brother for you genuine reply.

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Muhidin
August 1, 2021 at 8:04 pm
Thanks for your extensive and in-depth explanation. I am not surprised that this is the case with my country. I understand very well why all this is happening. In the end, I have no doubt that my country, Ethiopia, will be victorious in the face of the sacrifices that have to be made.

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Ashu
August 1, 2021 at 10:17 pm
It is a good start, letting the world know what has happened & is unfolding in Ethhiopa. People in the west have already brain-washed by tplf propaganda thanks to lethal journalists, parasitic lobby groups & so-called intellectuals. serious investigation such as this one could help to bring people to their senses by reminding them to ask “why” . Thanks & keep it up!

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Habtom
August 2, 2021 at 4:32 am
Those numbers are utterly exaggerated. TPLF started this war and paid lobbyist and seeks the west to revive the failed party. TPLF is the enemy of the Horn of Africa. They are traitors to the Tigray people and to Ethiopia as a whole. You need to stop lying and wake up and understand to what’s really going on and who TPLF really are. Terrorists!

Ethiopia will prevail.

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Robel
August 2, 2021 at 4:47 am
1) The numbers you listed are utterly exaggerated
2) TPLF attacked a national military’s base and started the war
3) TPLF committed genocide on the people of Mikadra
4) TPLF is using child soldiers
5) TPLF launched initial missiles into Eritrea without any provocation from Eritrea
6) TPLF paid lobbyist and works with the west to lie and be deceitful towards what’s going on
7) TPLF explicitly said they want the eradiation of the Amhara people and the disintegration of Ethiopia as a whole
8) TPLF has had 27 years of corruption when they ruled Ethiopia
9) TPLF has been categorize as a terrorist organization officially by the parliament
10) TPLF is still fighting right now even with the federal government announcing a cease fire and withdrawing of troops
You see all this going on and you still support the terrorist group TPLF??????? You destined to never wake up. It’s as if like lying and being a traitor is in your blood.

Ethiopia will prevail, God-willing.

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Naod Moges
August 2, 2021 at 10:55 am
USA and EU I am really Sad for you that you don’t understand the depth prophecy that will destroy your legacy and burry your whole civilization if you touch Ethiopia all priests and desert monks knows and also Ethiopian old books know what will you do next and what will happen next if you react on the base of Ethiopian weakness as advantage of your evil plan as you did in syria and Iraq . because you don’t realize that the cypher message you got and you tried to push to happen division in Ethiopia was from devil or what you call alien ! Stop this intervention if you think for your self !!!!!!

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Gebeyehu Jalu
August 2, 2021 at 11:22 am
One thing that I am quite sure of is that Ethiopia never failed under the army of those demen westerns. Leave them, they are wasting their time on bullshit ideas. Ethiopia will prevail!

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Tola
August 3, 2021 at 4:26 am
The only criminal that have committed treason generation after generations for over 1000 years is the people of Tigrei. What a cursed EVIL race.

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sileshi fentahun
August 3, 2021 at 9:59 am
Thank you for your analysis with sound justifications. It is already known that USA and its western allies are destructing various states. USA has strong intelligence institutions back up with strong economy. We know that CIA is one of a leading intelligence institution which can able to destruct any developing states with a short life span. BUT CIA couldn’t do anything on Ethiopia. Unity at a time of external invasion & on Grand National projects are our unique features. We are as solid as CIA to keep our sovereignty. Westerners shall revalidate their policy, Win-win cooperation is the only way to work with Ethiopia. Westerners shall to look at again our back history, Adwa (Freedom Brand for black’s, GERD, and..our spiritual asset) and have to change their stand. Any ways thank you USA to return back our Solidarity and unity which was abolished for the last 27 years by TPLF and you.

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Asfaw Belete
August 5, 2021 at 12:20 pm
Ethiopia is the founder of League of Nations, it survived because of the Almighty of God. We believe in God that our country prevails and protected by his Glory, despite the backdoor discussions to disintegrate our motherland. Meanwhile, we will confront to defend our sovereignty and country. You are using the tplf as a temporary tool and to reject them later on. I assure you when it comes to the unity of our country, Ethiopians come together and defend enemies.

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Bekele
August 6, 2021 at 9:08 pm
Very interesting!!!!!!!!!

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Yohannes
August 7, 2021 at 1:27 am
Its amazing!!! C2FC !How the world allow for USA to distabelize counries??? USA destroyd LIBIYA,IRAK,AFGANISTAN,YEMEN,SORRIYA,CUBA,VENZUWELA,USSR ETC!!! SO WHO IS TERRIROSIT??? There is ligitmat gov’t in ethiopia and there is terriorst junta group that is TPLF.TPLF for last 30 years ruled this country without democracy and human right actions.Lots of peopls killed tourcherd and race cleansised.Now this junta group suppored by USA to continue to kill childeren in tigray and the rest of the nations.We ethiopians hate this junta TPLF and we never allowe to come to power.We will die for our freedom.Long live ethiopia, we wish death for TPLF AND HIS SUPPORTES!!!

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Bok
August 7, 2021 at 2:26 pm
Reaveling facts as is . Salute for your genuine approach. This is big lesson for Ethiopia and other countries. Eritreans were hammered by the fake western medias, NGOS, Eu, US Aljazeera …., and the Ethiopians were blind about this . Oromo, Amhara etc…were puppets of TPLF . Now hope they learn their lesson. TPLF is crooked creature. A Terrorist where we have seen no where. Puppet of the west.

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Yinafiku
August 7, 2021 at 3:33 pm
What an Eye-opener. Thank you for the truth and exposing the orchestrated media war against Ethiopia by he western media and the lopsided reporting by so called humanitarian agencies.
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Project Basma enabled intelligence operations to be cloaked as humanitarian activism, which allowed for covert priming of Syria for regime change. C2FC is using Project Basma’s scheme to attack Ethiopia’s will for survival as a sovereign nation-state, besides priming it for either regime attenuation or regime change. Upcoming narratives will call on rebel coalition to execute regime change so as to stabilize Ethiopia as a Federal Republic, or non-belligerently break it up, while enabling the trial of Abiy Ahmed Ali in an international court.
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On November 10, 2020, a 7-page report that discussed the potential unraveling of Ethiopia – due to outbreak of war between the Federal Military and TPLF – was concluded and forwarded to a carefully selected team of EU officials, who would then present it to the EU council. The scenario considered in the report was a potential deluge of refugees into Europe from a disturbed region, the Horn of Africa (HoA). The report cautiously analyzed the then 7-day-long armed conflict between ENDF and an alliance of Tigray armed groups, including Tigray Regional Forces and Special Police, and expressed concern about the cohesion of ENDF and possibility of spill-over of the conflict into Oromia region.

The report also cautioned against the tripartite alliance of Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, and Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia. Additionally, the report noted the concerns of Saudi Arabia, which feared the crisis could negatively impact the Gulf region – a concern shared by United Arabs Emirate. Another notable prospect raised by the report was cutting off of the Ethiopia-Djibouti terrestrial transport corridor should the conflict continue unabated (ibid). In May 2021, Goitom Gebreluel opinionated that the HoA is falling under an axis of tyranny led by the 3 aforementioned leaders, and that the tripartite alliance was destabilizing the region.
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*CREDIT: Adel El-Adawy
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Members of the Tigray Special Police. They have been fighting ENDF since November 4, 2020, as part of a rebel alliance called the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF). Kjetil Tronvoll stated that TPLF attacked the Northern Command of ENDF on November 3, 2020 – the act which initiated the current war.
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Among the issues discussed in the West concerning the future of Ethiopia are if Ethiopia can be peacefully broken up if a rebel coalition takes power in Addis Ababa, and then allows the ethno-regional states to use referendum to vote for secession, which the central government will accept. This is to avoid the Somaliland-like limbo where the semi-autonomous state cannot gain full recognition as a republic unless the national government in Mogadishu consents to its secession. For USG and its European Allies, this will allow for a peaceful version of Yugoslavia-like breakup, while enabling the trial of Abiy Ahmed Ali for crimes against humanity in an international court just as it happened to the second last President of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milosevic.

If Ethiopia accepts regime attenuation, then there will be need for a national dialogue supervised by a Government of National Unity that includes the TPLF (and even excludes Abiy Ahmed), which will oversee a constitutional review that will strengthen decentralization. So far, there has been no assessment of whether Abiy Ahmed can develop a strong personality or valor like Xi Jinping who defeated enhanced political warfare, or if Abiy can take bold decisive actions to survive political warfare. It also overlooks the fact that the Ethiopian people have not shown strong dislike for the government. Even so, popular perception can be changed using witful narrative management that is tailored to drive a wedge between the people and GoE.

Relatedly, how is the USG-EU alliance going to manage the crisis in Ethiopia, while promoting their agenda for Ethiopia?

…this will allow for a peaceful Yugoslavia-like breakup, while enabling the trial of Abiy Ahmed Ali for crimes against humanity in an international court just as it happened to the last President of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milosevic

•π√> Command and Control Fusion Center (C2FC) Running a Basma-like Campaign on Ethiopia√

In a previous post, it was reported that C2FC “has delegated some of its tasks to disparate subsidiary fusion cells that enjoy some degree of operational autonomy but organizational dependence on the fusion center”. So, what are the functions of C2FC and who staffs these fusion cells?

The key functions of C2FC can be summarized as advisory, facilitation, capacitation, and intelligence operations. This post focuses on the information capacitance function of the C2FC and some intelligence operations of its allied military and intelligence organizations. The other functions of C2FC will be discussed in later posts.

•π√> Information Capacitance√

Information capacitance is key to any propaganda campaign, and in the Ethiopian crisis, it involves moderating and controlling media coverage of the war in Tigray – and armed rebellion in Oromia – in a way that disadvantages GoE. This managed media coverage is quite helpful for fusion cells located in Kenya where they work with anti-Abiy elements in the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and National Intelligence Service (NIS) to shape public opinion in favor of supporting TPLF and Oromo secessionists. This clique in KDF and NIS has partnered with other national intelligence agencies and private intelligence firms to train media activists and promote the idea of 2 parallel governments-in-exile – the Oromia Regional National Transitional Government and the Government of the National State of Tigray.

As will be explained later, the current information capacitance operation uses methods and techniques developed in Project Basma, which was a regime change campaign conducted against the government of Syria. The same methods and techniques were then used against Xi Jinping as part of an enhanced political warfare campaign to weaken the Communist Party of China.

•π√>> Fusion Cells√

The staffs of these fusion cells are made up of popular media personalities, journalists, university-educated intellectuals, lawyers, democracy activists, humanitarian aid workers (HAW), private intelligence firms, non-governmental organizations (including the Europe External Programme with Africa [EEPA]), and researchers affiliated with Western humanitarian aid agencies and research institutions. The current conjecture by Geopolitics.Press is that Stratfor and Janes Information Group – which is owned by Montagu Private Equity – do aid the operations of these cells. Among the democracy activists working in, or with, these fusion cells are prominent democracy activists from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Uganda; as well as democracy activists based in Europe, Oceania, and North America.

The staff help to create narratives, repurpose description of events, and find ways to deny GoE media publicity. The narrative created by these cells is processed by C2FC before being issued to “media actors” for amplification. The most prized media actors are the multinational media agencies that have a global network of influence which can be leveraged in information warfare campaigns. Consider Reuters with its global network of about 4,000 journalists, and one can get an idea of how a created narrative can be popularized worldwide by these journalists, and even be made the vogue narrative. This was evident during the execution of Project Basma.

•π√> Project Basma√

In 2014, it was revealed that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Department for International Development (DfID), and Ministry of Defence – which are all part of the Government of the United Kingdom (GUK) – have been running a joint program to capacitate information campaigns and kinetic operations in Syria. This joint program used the methods of “strategic communications, research, monitoring and evaluation, and operational support to Syrian opposition entities” to achieve its goals. The revelations also showed that FCO favored building of “local independent media platforms” to outbid the government in narrative management. This joint program is now known as Project Basma, and it fronted an entity called Basma (after which the project is named).

Basma was cloaked as a civil society group that provided a citizen journalism platform. This can be related to the obtuse civil society organization called Civil Society Reference Group, which is a front for the anti-Abiy clique in KDF and NIS to lobby the Kenyan government to support rebels fighting against GoE.

As a citizen journalism platform, Basma was able to plant stories in international media outlets and run a network of journalists who doubled as intelligence agents. It is still not clear if the Integrity Initiative and Institute for Statecraft played any roles in Project Basma.

•π√> Basma Program for Regime Change√

In September 2020, leaked documents – which were later acknowledged – revealed that GUK has been funding a propaganda campaign to promote regime change in Syria, as well as buy public sympathy for the armed opposition to Bashar al-Assad’s regime. To cultivate media activists who would serve as stringers in Syria, GUK used the Basma program to train these activists and deploy them to the field. These activists were paired with public relation (PR) firms, which edited and modified their reports before forwarding them to mainstream media outlets as journalistic pieces. The media agencies named in the expose are BBC, Al-Arabiya, Al-Jazeera, and Orient TV.

Private intelligence contractors that were involved in this Syrian campaign include The Global Strategy Network (TGSN), Albany, Analysis Research Knowledge (ARK), and Innovative Communication & Strategies (InCoStrat). InCoStrat and Albany helped the armed opposition to handle media relations. Albany even admitted that its core task was defined as “collecting and organising stories and content that support and reinforce the core narrative”.

Basma was able to plant stories in international media outlets and run a network of journalists who doubled as intelligence agents.

The Dubai-based ARK describes itself as a humanitarian NGO that has worked with the State Department, FCO, European Union, United Nations, and the Governments of Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands. TGSN prides itself of having Richard Barrett among its directors. Richard Barrett is the former director of global counter-terrorism for the Secret Intelligence Service (popularly known as Military Intelligence Section 6 or MI6). This implies that he knew that some of their Syrian allies had ties – either direct or indirect – to AlQaeda. ARK, which describes some of its functions as “developing civil defence capabilities”, “preventing and countering violent extremism” and “promoting accountability for war crimes“, boasts of having operational presence in Kenya and Somalia.
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Bashar Hafez al-Assad, President of the Syria. PHOTO CREDIT: Wikipedia.
ARK. PHOTO CREDIT: Official Website.

ARK started its anti-Assad operations in 2011, but the desired end goal of ousting President Bashar al-Assad was never achieved.
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ARK started developing the political narrative for the opposition in 2011 while still in Gaziantep, Turkey; and later partnered with TGSN to run “97 video stringers, 23 writers, 49 distributors, 23 photographers, 19 in-country trainers, eight training centers, three media offices, and 32 research officers”. ARK was tasked with rebranding the public image of Salafi jihadi rebels, and their civil front (or civilian-facing front). Benjamin Norton states that “ARK ran the social media accounts of the White Helmets, and helped turn the Western-funded group into a key propaganda weapon of the Syrian opposition”.

ARK has boasted of providing “regular branded and unbranded content” to “well-established contacts”, which included top media outlets like “Reuters, the New York Times, CNN, the BBC, The Guardian, the Financial Times, The Times, Al Jazeera, Sky News Arabic, Orient TV, and Al Arabiya”. It also sent dozens of articles to be published by Al Hayat and Asharq Al-Awsat (ibid).

When the Supreme Military Council (SMC) of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was globally denounced for working with violent Salafi mujahideen, ARK was mandated “to establish the image of (SMC and FSA as) a functioning, inclusive, disciplined and professional military body”. A similar situation is ongoing in Ethiopia where TPLF and TDF are being presented in mainstream media outlets as “ functioning, inclusive, disciplined and professional” political party and military body respectively.

TDF field commanders have enjoyed laudatory coverage in mainstream media, with Lieutenant-General Tsadkan Gebretensae of TDF giving an interview to Kenya’s The Elephant in July 2021, where he marketed TDF as the armed military force of the Government of Tigray, not the armed wing of TPLF. In the Interview, Tsadkan presented an image of TDF that is a functioning, disciplined, and professional military body (ibid).
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TPLF recently, in an error of judgement, paraded armed children, an act that led to condemnation in Ethiopia.

PHOTO SOURCE: Jeff Pearce.
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TPLF has also been accused of trying to achieve moral equivalence by dressing children in Tigray with flags of the Amhara regional State and giving them rifles. Still, the public image of TDF can be softened using clever narrative management and media framing.

ARK is known for “softening the image” of armed groups that Westerners may find troubling as is evidenced in these photographed stickers that it made for the AlQaeda-laced Free Syrian Army.

•π√> Fusion Cells for Intelligence Activities and Lethal Journalism√

Understanding the functions and methods of Project Basma makes it easier to understand how C2FC works, and why it chooses the methods it uses to achieve its goals. As mentioned, C2FC’s tasks are delegated to fusion cells.

These fusion cells collect and collate raw information about the state of affairs in Ethiopia. This information is obtained through social media posts, direct communication with TPLF cadre, and testimonies of HAW and Tigray diaspora who had spoken with their kin in Tigray.

Also, these cells work with C2FC to fast-track verification of social media accounts of their political and military allies. This explains why the Twitter handle of Getachew Reda, which was started in September 2020, was quickly verified in the second quarter of 2021. Apart from helping its allies and assets dominate the social media space, they also work to stifle the presence (and voice) of their opponents in social media.

•π√> Pro-ENDF Facebook Accounts Suspended enmasse just before TDF’s Offensive√

The fusion cells work to identify social media accounts that are operated by, or affiliated with, their targeted organizations and persons. In the second quarter of 2021, these cells identified social media accounts that are operated by, or affiliated with, the Ethiopian Information Network Security Agency (INSA), and compiled them before forwarding them to their American aids, who then pressured US-based social media companies to suspend the accounts.

On June 16, 2021, Facebook announced that “it had removed a network of fake accounts in Ethiopia targeting domestic users”, and that these accounts were associated with INSA. This reduced the ability of GoE to control social media messaging inside Ethiopia, while biasing social media parity between TPLF and GoE in favor of the former. Two days later, an alliance of Tigray armed groups, who had consolidated themselves under the umbrella of the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF), launched an offensive called Operation Alula.

TDF is probably named-so to imply its character as a military organization that aspires to be a national military just like the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) or Rwanda Defence Force (RDF).

•π√> Lethal Journalism√

Richard Landes identified 3 forms of partisan war journalism. They are patriotic war journalism (e.g GoE insisting that Ethiopian media should not describe TDF as a military force but instead use TPLF to describe both TPLF and TDF), lethal war journalism (e.g foreign media reports TPLF’s propaganda as authentic news), and own-goal war journalism (where Ethiopian media reports TPLF’s propaganda as authentic news). The latter two forms of war journalism are what constitutes lethal journalism, whose aim is to de-energize the will of the target polity to resist the messaging and acts of C2FC.

In June 2021, GoE punished Addis Standard, an Ethiopian Media, for own-goal war journalism; an act which was condemned by the West using carefully scripted words, which reveals the influence of C2FC.

Professor Landes identifies lethal war journalism as prone to promoting narratives, and this is exactly what happens in Ethiopia. Starting from November 2020, GoE has been described as an ego-bloated, incapable, and cruel belligerent fighting to destroy the Tigray people, and this makes TPLF’s armed opposition a moral obligation that the world should support. The coordinated and synchronized delivery of this narrative by Western mainstream media reveals that C2FC manages the media scripting.

As Landes notes, lethal journalism works to promote a narrative using stories and claims of events, and “when (these) claims (are) disproven…these news outlets (do) nothing to correct their errors“. This was evident in July 2021 when Amnesty International purposely misguided its audience by using photographs – taken by Amanuel Sileshi – of Ethiopians being frisked, before entering a polling station, to condemn GoE for ethnic profiling in Addis Ababa.

Lethal journalism can be augmented by tweaking the algorithms of search engines. This can allow C2FC to exploit search engine algorithms so as to bias internet search results, with the goal being to improve the ranking of any article that sheds positive information about TPLF. This helps achieve information dominance, where the information provided by a specific actor dominates the reporting by mass media and social media.

Information capacitance as applied to lethal journalism allows for deployment of a legally-sound, short-term media strategy that is laden with propaganda value and good optics. This explains why almost the same message against the Ethiopian government has been released by supposedly different Western governments, aid agencies, journalists, reports (published by research institutions), and social media personalities.

•π√> Lawfare√

In 2011, ARK partnered with Tsamota to develop a subproject within Basma called the Syrian Commission for Justice and Accountability. This name was later changed in 2014 to the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA). CIJA used seed fund provided by the Conflict Pool of GUK to build a transitional justice architecture to execute lawfare against the Assad government should the plan for regime change fail. The goal was to bring cases against top Syrian government officials in international courts, and then use these cases to justify specified narratives, as well as call for sanctions to be imposed on Syria.

During the Ethiopian crisis, there have been coordinated calls by pro-TPLF intellectuals, lawyers, democracy activists, NGOs, and private intelligence firms for Abiy Ahmed to be tried in an international court for crimes against humanity. In February 2021, the National Interest published a post with a self-revelatory title: Abiy Ahmed: The First Nobel Laureate On Trial at the International Criminal Court? The author, Michael Rubin, called for Abiy to “face war crimes charges”. However, this trial can only happen if Abiy is removed from power, failure of which, the calls for his prosecution will be used to justify sanctions against GoE and its top officials. This can result in sanctions being imposed on the Ethiopian people.
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Feature image shows children waiting in a line. PHOTO CREDIT: Pixabay.

An excerpt of this post has been published in our Medium blog.

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167 comments
Mubarek ek jr
July 31, 2021 at 7:50 am
thank you, for your great clarification of this evils institution wich dare to make horror in our feets. we will never fail to will. proud ethiopian

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Andamlak
July 31, 2021 at 8:37 am
Thank you for your information

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Tseganeh Kuma Mammo
July 31, 2021 at 8:48 am
Truth will come out of its well. Abiy is the greatest leader Ethiopia has ever had. Ethiopians will never kneel down to the brutal TPLF rebels and the evil westerners.

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muluadam
July 31, 2021 at 11:37 am
Thank you for unlocking the evil acts of the pigs from #USA and EU. We Ethiopians will never handover to these pigs. We are the one that has never been colonized. Proud people proud country.

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Solomon Fantaye
July 31, 2021 at 2:51 pm
Thank you for revealing the truth at last. We know that these devilish Western organisations have plotted to overthrow our elected gov’t and put a puppet gov’t instead. We will support Dr. Abiy Ahmed untill the end. Ethiopia prevails!!🇪🇹

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Hager
July 31, 2021 at 3:21 pm
The western countries looted Africa the last 500 years start for slivery up to now for the raw materials. The western world got rich by looting Africa’s natural resources. The last 150 years especially after the scramble of Africa the west world looted our diamond, sugar , salt, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum, cocoa beans, coffee and water for free paid nothing in return. Now another looter come to Africa which is Chania so the tow elephant fighting each other as proxy war. Killing African people and destroying African. They need to stop. If not Africans have no chose but we will be on our way to EU and US as well as Canada. The enemy of Africa is the US and EU stop destabilizing Africa. Why do the west have to afraid if Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalis leaders work together. The Ethiopians why that they cannot use the water that come out from their own land, Ethiopia has a right to use the water in wat every way they want. God bless the Horne of Africa.

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tekollan kidane
July 31, 2021 at 5:05 pm
the richest country in the world , usa, will never build a DAM equivalent to that of Ethiopia by collecting money from individual american citizens. However, the poorest country in the world Ethiopia did built The Grand Dam financed by its citizens. Whenever outsiders try to manipulate our difference we always united and prevail more strong. Try to push us then we will come out strong. This is our history. You may try to eliminate Abiy. Take my word, you will end up creating more than 100m STRONG ABIYS! because we are Ethiopians.

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Tom
July 31, 2021 at 5:23 pm
Thank you. The dark secret has revealed. The situation that have been unfold since the beginning of the war attest the coordinatinate efforts of Western media to create false narrative in bid of TPLF terrorists. Ethiopian wouldn’t dismantle through these evil acts.

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Tad
July 31, 2021 at 6:19 pm
…what a mess did they created all around the world🤔

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Elias
July 31, 2021 at 7:28 pm
Thank you Geopolitics for unveiling the hidden objectives of the Westerns (USA, EU) on Ethiopia. They don’t want to see strong and developmental government in Africa. Their plan is to destroy Ethiopia by helping the terrorist TPLF Junta group. But, they will not succeed because the God(Almighty) is with us! We Ethiopians want the rest of the World to understand this fact.

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Abel S
July 31, 2021 at 7:53 pm
Honestly, I was seeing the same pattern:

▶ Many #C2FC mafia affiliated “journalists” who work FOR Rioters, BBC,… fleed to Nairobi, Kenya when the war broke out
▶ Western states, “medias”, and “NGOs” had been coordinated in their language and attack on the gov. of Ethiopia
▶They all took every fabricated story of #TPLFTerrorists credible, while arguing or ignoring other sides
▶They were purposely silent: on Mikadra Genocide, TPLF’s Attacks on Afar, Amhara, Eritrea, TPLF denying aid accesse, TPLF’s use of #ChildSoldiers….

Thanks to this article, exposing Westerns plots to dismantle a nation for their menace interest. 🙏🙏🙏

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Samuel
July 31, 2021 at 9:03 pm
This Is so TRUE! Thank you so much and keep up the good honest work!!!!

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Azmeraw sintayehu
July 31, 2021 at 9:12 pm
Thank you for your genuine information

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Mulugeta
July 31, 2021 at 9:24 pm
Thank you, Egziabher (GOD) the always have witness that reveals truth with in false fabricators, and lighting the darkness. Will you work with us to desert TPLF, by informing Tigray people, what criminal project is developed to dismantle Ethiopia. Once the people are aware of the truth, TPLF leaders will be alone and with out solder.
All Ethiopian friends or who love truth, stand with us to reveal the truth to the world.

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save Adna
July 31, 2021 at 9:28 pm
You are here trying to rationalize the 9 months campaign of genocide on Tigrayans:
1.more than 150,000 civilians massacred;
2. 2.3 million displaced from their homes;
3. 5.2 million people deliberately starved;
4. rape used as weapon of war;
5. Ethnic cleansing committed in the western part of Tigray;
6. 87 % health facilities destroyed; 71 % schools set ablaze; neighborhoods destroyed;

this was done by inviting foreign armies from Eritrea, Somalia.
UAE even contributed military drones; the most extensive drone bombardment in African soil took place in Tigray.

as we speak, Tigray is under siege; humanitarian aid is blocked.

You simply are trying to rationalize this.

That makes you genocide-apologist.

Pathetic!

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 6:02 am
@save Adna Can you answer these question? HOW the war started between “TPLF and Ethiopian Gov’t “?? and WHY is it STILL on going? Can you PLEASE BE HONEST to yourself and answer these questions?

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ABD
August 7, 2021 at 2:03 pm
Pls be honest to answer the question
1 CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT HOW MANY PEOPLE KILLED BY TPLF FOR THE LAST 45 YEARS OR MORE??????
2.CAN YOU TELL US HOW MANY PEOPLE DEAD , SUFFERED,……FOR JUST TPLF EVIL POLITICS? HOW MANY?
AND STILL …….

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Asayeberhan Kastro
August 1, 2021 at 1:18 pm
You guys will never win Ethiopia. Your Western war mongering Medias will let you live in poverty. Ethiopia wil prevail.

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Alpha
August 6, 2021 at 3:27 pm
Join the fusion in Kenya 😀😀

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Silesh Misikir
July 31, 2021 at 9:49 pm
This daydream of the white snakes can’t be realized. It is a mere illusion.It should be clear to our historical enemies that Ethiopia is under the safeguard of God.He hope in Almighty God that He won’t leave our country.We believe that nothing will come. Look at this great words of God.Ethiopia extends its hands to God.O God May Bless and save Ethiopia from these Sons of falsehood.

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Mulugeta
July 31, 2021 at 10:28 pm
Oh TPLF Supporters, Open your aye and try to stop TPLF, from deserting Tigray from Tigray people by forcing them to war. No one is benefited or will benefit from this war.
1. The war is started by TPLF, by attacking the national army, ref. The TPLF Person, Seco Ture already revealed the truth.
2. Though national army were, reversing the attacking and supporting the Tigray people, for the last 7 months, currently the National army have already left Tigray.
3. The aid trucks are already at the boarder of Tigray but stoped by TPLF solders to misguide the world in the same way you mentioned.
4. Ethiopian army is in defending position, is not attacking, keeping Tigray people to observe the truth.
5. We are the same people, how do you become the tool for our dismantlers.
6. If Eritreans were not with us, the TPLF agenda could have been achieved. No with the help of Egziabher everything is reversed.
Please do not push your self away from your people, Ethiopia.
The truth, “Ethiopia will rise up with people of Tigray.”

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 5:49 am
Exactly !!!

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MIKIYAS ETICHIA
July 31, 2021 at 11:08 pm
Thanks a lot for the information. I was wondering why all the international media contents were agents Abiy; now I got the answer

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moges Tsegaye
July 31, 2021 at 11:13 pm
I’m sure anyone with some knowledge of history and current affairs knows what happened to Syria. However, reading it in this format affirms what we knew. Having this information will allow Ethiopians understand the amount sabotage that has been planned and in action by EU and US. We Ethiopians know that our freedom and independence is an eye sore for some. In our history Ethiopians never invaded or do harm to any people or country. We Ethiopians have fight for our right and we win because we always have truth and God with us. No mater this diabolic plan is intricate Ethiopia will prevail.

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Aaron
August 1, 2021 at 12:01 am
Nonsense..this is exactly the kind of BS this article talks about ..everyone’s wise to it now there is no “genocide” look the word up before using it

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Hager
August 1, 2021 at 5:26 am
The last word, “Pathetic” must be for you to Save Adna. I am sure you are one of the “C2FC” or you are MR propeganda Campainer, or one of Fusion Cell, and I am sure you are “Project Basma”. Please stop making excuses for WEYANE , please STOP hurting the peaple of Tigray. Please let WEYANE OR TPLF rest in pease. Pease to all Ethiopia as well as to HofA.

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 5:33 am
Can you answer these question? HOW the war started between “TPLF and Ethiopian Gov’t “?? and WHY is it STILL on going? Can you PLEASE BE HONEST to yourself and answer these questions?

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 5:37 am
My question was to @Mulugeta

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 6:05 am
Sorry, not to Mulugeta but to @save Adna

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Tom
August 1, 2021 at 9:31 am
Weyane! Greater Tigray? C2FC? Do what ever you will. You will lose in the end.

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Ben
August 1, 2021 at 10:14 am
America, the injustice, fake Democrat, the terrorist country which uses terrorist as a tools to destabilize countries which are against their interests. The failed states like Libya, Syria, yemen, Iraq, Afghan are the result of the interference of America in the name of democracy and human right. America, the enemy of developing countries, the enemy of Africa and it is our enemy(ethiopians)

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Yosef
August 1, 2021 at 10:27 am
Dr.Goytom, one of the key members of the disinformation camp based in kenya is trying to justify the belligerent act of TPLF for three decades in Ethiopia. TPLF is the only organization which is in government power and work against the people who is entitled to protect.
@ TPLF’s treason against Ethiopian Defence force leads us to humanitarian catastrophe.
@ TPLF was and will continue as corrupt, totalitarian and biased family business which bargains against its people.
@TPLF has divided Ethiopians, looted their properties.
@ TPLF has killed thousends innocent civilians for three decades in Amhara, Oromia, Sidama and Afar because they opposed its tyrant leadership.
@ Ethiopia was biggest detention center during TPLF regime. No free media, no free market, no opposition.
Therefore point your fingers to TPLF.

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fekadubekele
August 1, 2021 at 2:51 pm
The Capitalist West thinks and believes that this World and its natural resources belong to him. Other countries that are non-white should not be allowed to use their resources to develop their economies. Especially, black Africa should not be allowed to developed a coherent economy and social system that are based on science and technology. Allowing other countries to develop their economies based on science and technology means that these countries become self-sufficient and proud of themselves. Therefore, African countries must be disturbed from within and outside by instigating wars. Africa must be transformed to a war Arena so that the West can steal its resources. However, for the failure of the continent the West alone is not responsible. African intellectuals, especially Ethiopians have never aware of how the capitalist West is not in favor of industrialization of the African continent. Until now Ethiopian intellectuals believed that especially America loves Ethiopia, and therefore it is not in its interest to se a broken or divided Ethiopia. Now we see that how America and Britain are doing everything to destroy Ethiopia. We do not have enough evidences other than this.

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amare
August 1, 2021 at 3:59 pm
Thank you Geopolitics for the information.

We Africans very well know that America and Europe underdeveloped Africa through looting our human and natural wealth using various criminal methods:
This is a historical fact. During the time of slave trade millions of Africans were captured and sold across the Atlantic. When this was over they looted our raw materials. After African decolonization ,they have either killed or chased out many African leaders who tried to bring about economic development to their respective peoples.We remember Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, Tafewa Balewa of Nigeria etc.Now they are on Abiy and Afeworki .

Abiy knows very well that the criminal group could go as far as killing him . We love our leader and do not wish that happen to him, even if it happens their plan of attenuating Ethiopia will not materialize We have millions of Abiys in Ethiopia that will immediately replace the fallen Abiy. Ethiopia is a country of heroes. the criminals can kill our heroes but they cannot kill Ethiopia.
It is not a surprise that they currently want to focus on Ethiopia and abolish the name Ethiopia from the map of Africa and the world..Ethiopia defies white racists in many ways and remained a campaigner for Africa’s political and economic independence. Currently it defies the new scramble for East Africa.

African countries should carefully watch what is going in Ethiopia and support Ethiopia’s struggle against the Neo-scramble for Africa. Tomorrow it will be Djibouti or Kenya, or Tanzania or any of the west African countries that might face similar problems by such a criminal Groups financed by so called developed countries governments and media. and sham human rights Groups
As to local mercenaries like TPLF- they will get their punishment by our gallant fighters and will not have the time to enjoy the money they get thorough the sellout of their country.
To all enemies of Ethiopia we say Ethiopia will triumph !!!; Death to its enemies.

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RH Belda
August 1, 2021 at 5:43 pm
This analysis looks paid piece of lobbyist which failed to depicted a balanced investigation. It neither provided a view how crime against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and pseudoethiopianists are obsessively pushing the the identitify and self-determination at pearl. Say it whatever the supremacy of Amhara no more prevail. It will die naturally or forcefully. No no justification of injustice and unfair commonality and control of nationality by the Supremacist pseudoethiopianists. Sooner or latter they will come to an end!

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jegna
August 1, 2021 at 5:52 pm
its obvious all this Media who deceive the whole world are under their power
so that they keep removing countries who dont bow down to their wicked will
now they face Ethiopia, i promise you not by power or might but by the spirit of the
lord who is God of Ethiopia, they will go back clothed with a shame just
wait and see!!!

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arschloch
August 1, 2021 at 6:26 pm
The European colonizers and the American imperialism together are trying to distablize perhaps even to disintegrate Ethiopia as a revenge for their bitter defeat in Adowa. They will fall apart themselves before Ethiopia will. Because they are led by homos and illuminatis.

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Towfik
August 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm
Thank you

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Nebeyat Ademassu
August 1, 2021 at 6:37 pm
We all Ethiopians understand and follow what is going on in and out in the country consciously, but one thing they don’t understand about this generation it -it is not like the 1991 generation we will fight at any cost all over the world to our sovereign country #Ethiopia .
It’s a dream after all !!! This is Ethiopia not Syria .

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adamnesh
August 1, 2021 at 7:06 pm
Death to USA! Thank you for the information.

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Demelash W Zewdie
August 1, 2021 at 8:01 pm
Thank you brother for you genuine reply.

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Muhidin
August 1, 2021 at 8:04 pm
Thanks for your extensive and in-depth explanation. I am not surprised that this is the case with my country. I understand very well why all this is happening. In the end, I have no doubt that my country, Ethiopia, will be victorious in the face of the sacrifices that have to be made.

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Ashu
August 1, 2021 at 10:17 pm
It is a good start, letting the world know what has happened & is unfolding in Ethhiopa. People in the west have already brain-washed by tplf propaganda thanks to lethal journalists, parasitic lobby groups & so-called intellectuals. serious investigation such as this one could help to bring people to their senses by reminding them to ask “why” . Thanks & keep it up!

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Habtom
August 2, 2021 at 4:32 am
Those numbers are utterly exaggerated. TPLF started this war and paid lobbyist and seeks the west to revive the failed party. TPLF is the enemy of the Horn of Africa. They are traitors to the Tigray people and to Ethiopia as a whole. You need to stop lying and wake up and understand to what’s really going on and who TPLF really are. Terrorists!

Ethiopia will prevail.

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Robel
August 2, 2021 at 4:47 am
1) The numbers you listed are utterly exaggerated
2) TPLF attacked a national military’s base and started the war
3) TPLF committed genocide on the people of Mikadra
4) TPLF is using child soldiers
5) TPLF launched initial missiles into Eritrea without any provocation from Eritrea
6) TPLF paid lobbyist and works with the west to lie and be deceitful towards what’s going on
7) TPLF explicitly said they want the eradiation of the Amhara people and the disintegration of Ethiopia as a whole
8) TPLF has had 27 years of corruption when they ruled Ethiopia
9) TPLF has been categorize as a terrorist organization officially by the parliament
10) TPLF is still fighting right now even with the federal government announcing a cease fire and withdrawing of troops
You see all this going on and you still support the terrorist group TPLF??????? You destined to never wake up. It’s as if like lying and being a traitor is in your blood.

Ethiopia will prevail, God-willing.

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Naod Moges
August 2, 2021 at 10:55 am
USA and EU I am really Sad for you that you don’t understand the depth prophecy that will destroy your legacy and burry your whole civilization if you touch Ethiopia all priests and desert monks knows and also Ethiopian old books know what will you do next and what will happen next if you react on the base of Ethiopian weakness as advantage of your evil plan as you did in syria and Iraq . because you don’t realize that the cypher message you got and you tried to push to happen division in Ethiopia was from devil or what you call alien ! Stop this intervention if you think for your self !!!!!!

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Gebeyehu Jalu
August 2, 2021 at 11:22 am
One thing that I am quite sure of is that Ethiopia never failed under the army of those demen westerns. Leave them, they are wasting their time on bullshit ideas. Ethiopia will prevail!

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Tola
August 3, 2021 at 4:26 am
The only criminal that have committed treason generation after generations for over 1000 years is the people of Tigrei. What a cursed EVIL race.

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sileshi fentahun
August 3, 2021 at 9:59 am
Thank you for your analysis with sound justifications. It is already known that USA and its western allies are destructing various states. USA has strong intelligence institutions back up with strong economy. We know that CIA is one of a leading intelligence institution which can able to destruct any developing states with a short life span. BUT CIA couldn’t do anything on Ethiopia. Unity at a time of external invasion & on Grand National projects are our unique features. We are as solid as CIA to keep our sovereignty. Westerners shall revalidate their policy, Win-win cooperation is the only way to work with Ethiopia. Westerners shall to look at again our back history, Adwa (Freedom Brand for black’s, GERD, and..our spiritual asset) and have to change their stand. Any ways thank you USA to return back our Solidarity and unity which was abolished for the last 27 years by TPLF and you.

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Asfaw Belete
August 5, 2021 at 12:20 pm
Ethiopia is the founder of League of Nations, it survived because of the Almighty of God. We believe in God that our country prevails and protected by his Glory, despite the backdoor discussions to disintegrate our motherland. Meanwhile, we will confront to defend our sovereignty and country. You are using the tplf as a temporary tool and to reject them later on. I assure you when it comes to the unity of our country, Ethiopians come together and defend enemies.

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Bekele
August 6, 2021 at 9:08 pm
Very interesting!!!!!!!!!

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Yohannes
August 7, 2021 at 1:27 am
Its amazing!!! C2FC !How the world allow for USA to distabelize counries??? USA destroyd LIBIYA,IRAK,AFGANISTAN,YEMEN,SORRIYA,CUBA,VENZUWELA,USSR ETC!!! SO WHO IS TERRIROSIT??? There is ligitmat gov’t in ethiopia and there is terriorst junta group that is TPLF.TPLF for last 30 years ruled this country without democracy and human right actions.Lots of peopls killed tourcherd and race cleansised.Now this junta group suppored by USA to continue to kill childeren in tigray and the rest of the nations.We ethiopians hate this junta TPLF and we never allowe to come to power.We will die for our freedom.Long live ethiopia, we wish death for TPLF AND HIS SUPPORTES!!!

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Bok
August 7, 2021 at 2:26 pm
Reaveling facts as is . Salute for your genuine approach. This is big lesson for Ethiopia and other countries. Eritreans were hammered by the fake western medias, NGOS, Eu, US Aljazeera …., and the Ethiopians were blind about this . Oromo, Amhara etc…were puppets of TPLF . Now hope they learn their lesson. TPLF is crooked creature. A Terrorist where we have seen no where. Puppet of the west.

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Yinafiku
August 7, 2021 at 3:33 pm
What an Eye-opener. Thank you for the truth and exposing the orchestrated media war against Ethiopia by he western media and the lopsided reporting by so called humanitarian agencies.
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•π√>Fom Basma to Ethiopia – How C2FC is Using Lethal Journalism to Conduct Information Warfare and Lawfare against Ethioppia.
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•π√>>>> The Secret Bomb to Destabilise and Disintegrate Ethiopia: 

The miscreant and Nasty Conspiracy of USA Administration & its Puppetry Greedy European Economic Mafia Gangs to destabilise & disintegrate Ethiopia!

BerhaneMeskel Habtemariam [Wedi Keshi]
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By Go Editor
Published July 27, 2021
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Project Basma enabled intelligence operations to be cloaked as humanitarian activism, which allowed for covert priming of Syria for regime change. C2FC is using Project Basma’s scheme to attack Ethiopia’s will for survival as a sovereign nation-state, besides priming it for either regime attenuation or regime change. Upcoming narratives will call on rebel coalition to execute regime change so as to stabilize Ethiopia as a Federal Republic, or non-belligerently break it up, while enabling the trial of Abiy Ahmed Ali in an international court.
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On November 10, 2020, a 7-page report that discussed the potential unraveling of Ethiopia – due to outbreak of war between the Federal Military and TPLF – was concluded and forwarded to a carefully selected team of EU officials, who would then present it to the EU council. The scenario considered in the report was a potential deluge of refugees into Europe from a disturbed region, the Horn of Africa (HoA). The report cautiously analyzed the then 7-day-long armed conflict between ENDF and an alliance of Tigray armed groups, including Tigray Regional Forces and Special Police, and expressed concern about the cohesion of ENDF and possibility of spill-over of the conflict into Oromia region.

The report also cautioned against the tripartite alliance of Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, and Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia. Additionally, the report noted the concerns of Saudi Arabia, which feared the crisis could negatively impact the Gulf region – a concern shared by United Arabs Emirate. Another notable prospect raised by the report was cutting off of the Ethiopia-Djibouti terrestrial transport corridor should the conflict continue unabated (ibid). In May 2021, Goitom Gebreluel opinionated that the HoA is falling under an axis of tyranny led by the 3 aforementioned leaders, and that the tripartite alliance was destabilizing the region.
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*CREDIT: Adel El-Adawy
CREDIT: Adel El-Adawy
Members of the Tigray Special Police. They have been fighting ENDF since November 4, 2020, as part of a rebel alliance called the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF). Kjetil Tronvoll stated that TPLF attacked the Northern Command of ENDF on November 3, 2020 – the act which initiated the current war.
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Among the issues discussed in the West concerning the future of Ethiopia are if Ethiopia can be peacefully broken up if a rebel coalition takes power in Addis Ababa, and then allows the ethno-regional states to use referendum to vote for secession, which the central government will accept. This is to avoid the Somaliland-like limbo where the semi-autonomous state cannot gain full recognition as a republic unless the national government in Mogadishu consents to its secession. For USG and its European Allies, this will allow for a peaceful version of Yugoslavia-like breakup, while enabling the trial of Abiy Ahmed Ali for crimes against humanity in an international court just as it happened to the second last President of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milosevic.

If Ethiopia accepts regime attenuation, then there will be need for a national dialogue supervised by a Government of National Unity that includes the TPLF (and even excludes Abiy Ahmed), which will oversee a constitutional review that will strengthen decentralization. So far, there has been no assessment of whether Abiy Ahmed can develop a strong personality or valor like Xi Jinping who defeated enhanced political warfare, or if Abiy can take bold decisive actions to survive political warfare. It also overlooks the fact that the Ethiopian people have not shown strong dislike for the government. Even so, popular perception can be changed using witful narrative management that is tailored to drive a wedge between the people and GoE.

Relatedly, how is the USG-EU alliance going to manage the crisis in Ethiopia, while promoting their agenda for Ethiopia?

…this will allow for a peaceful Yugoslavia-like breakup, while enabling the trial of Abiy Ahmed Ali for crimes against humanity in an international court just as it happened to the last President of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milosevic

•π√> Command and Control Fusion Center (C2FC) Running a Basma-like Campaign on Ethiopia√

In a previous post, it was reported that C2FC “has delegated some of its tasks to disparate subsidiary fusion cells that enjoy some degree of operational autonomy but organizational dependence on the fusion center”. So, what are the functions of C2FC and who staffs these fusion cells?

The key functions of C2FC can be summarized as advisory, facilitation, capacitation, and intelligence operations. This post focuses on the information capacitance function of the C2FC and some intelligence operations of its allied military and intelligence organizations. The other functions of C2FC will be discussed in later posts.

•π√> Information Capacitance√

Information capacitance is key to any propaganda campaign, and in the Ethiopian crisis, it involves moderating and controlling media coverage of the war in Tigray – and armed rebellion in Oromia – in a way that disadvantages GoE. This managed media coverage is quite helpful for fusion cells located in Kenya where they work with anti-Abiy elements in the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and National Intelligence Service (NIS) to shape public opinion in favor of supporting TPLF and Oromo secessionists. This clique in KDF and NIS has partnered with other national intelligence agencies and private intelligence firms to train media activists and promote the idea of 2 parallel governments-in-exile – the Oromia Regional National Transitional Government and the Government of the National State of Tigray.

As will be explained later, the current information capacitance operation uses methods and techniques developed in Project Basma, which was a regime change campaign conducted against the government of Syria. The same methods and techniques were then used against Xi Jinping as part of an enhanced political warfare campaign to weaken the Communist Party of China.

•π√>> Fusion Cells√

The staffs of these fusion cells are made up of popular media personalities, journalists, university-educated intellectuals, lawyers, democracy activists, humanitarian aid workers (HAW), private intelligence firms, non-governmental organizations (including the Europe External Programme with Africa [EEPA]), and researchers affiliated with Western humanitarian aid agencies and research institutions. The current conjecture by Geopolitics.Press is that Stratfor and Janes Information Group – which is owned by Montagu Private Equity – do aid the operations of these cells. Among the democracy activists working in, or with, these fusion cells are prominent democracy activists from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Uganda; as well as democracy activists based in Europe, Oceania, and North America.

The staff help to create narratives, repurpose description of events, and find ways to deny GoE media publicity. The narrative created by these cells is processed by C2FC before being issued to “media actors” for amplification. The most prized media actors are the multinational media agencies that have a global network of influence which can be leveraged in information warfare campaigns. Consider Reuters with its global network of about 4,000 journalists, and one can get an idea of how a created narrative can be popularized worldwide by these journalists, and even be made the vogue narrative. This was evident during the execution of Project Basma.

•π√> Project Basma√

In 2014, it was revealed that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Department for International Development (DfID), and Ministry of Defence – which are all part of the Government of the United Kingdom (GUK) – have been running a joint program to capacitate information campaigns and kinetic operations in Syria. This joint program used the methods of “strategic communications, research, monitoring and evaluation, and operational support to Syrian opposition entities” to achieve its goals. The revelations also showed that FCO favored building of “local independent media platforms” to outbid the government in narrative management. This joint program is now known as Project Basma, and it fronted an entity called Basma (after which the project is named).

Basma was cloaked as a civil society group that provided a citizen journalism platform. This can be related to the obtuse civil society organization called Civil Society Reference Group, which is a front for the anti-Abiy clique in KDF and NIS to lobby the Kenyan government to support rebels fighting against GoE.

As a citizen journalism platform, Basma was able to plant stories in international media outlets and run a network of journalists who doubled as intelligence agents. It is still not clear if the Integrity Initiative and Institute for Statecraft played any roles in Project Basma.

•π√> Basma Program for Regime Change√

In September 2020, leaked documents – which were later acknowledged – revealed that GUK has been funding a propaganda campaign to promote regime change in Syria, as well as buy public sympathy for the armed opposition to Bashar al-Assad’s regime. To cultivate media activists who would serve as stringers in Syria, GUK used the Basma program to train these activists and deploy them to the field. These activists were paired with public relation (PR) firms, which edited and modified their reports before forwarding them to mainstream media outlets as journalistic pieces. The media agencies named in the expose are BBC, Al-Arabiya, Al-Jazeera, and Orient TV.

Private intelligence contractors that were involved in this Syrian campaign include The Global Strategy Network (TGSN), Albany, Analysis Research Knowledge (ARK), and Innovative Communication & Strategies (InCoStrat). InCoStrat and Albany helped the armed opposition to handle media relations. Albany even admitted that its core task was defined as “collecting and organising stories and content that support and reinforce the core narrative”.

Basma was able to plant stories in international media outlets and run a network of journalists who doubled as intelligence agents.

The Dubai-based ARK describes itself as a humanitarian NGO that has worked with the State Department, FCO, European Union, United Nations, and the Governments of Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands. TGSN prides itself of having Richard Barrett among its directors. Richard Barrett is the former director of global counter-terrorism for the Secret Intelligence Service (popularly known as Military Intelligence Section 6 or MI6). This implies that he knew that some of their Syrian allies had ties – either direct or indirect – to AlQaeda. ARK, which describes some of its functions as “developing civil defence capabilities”, “preventing and countering violent extremism” and “promoting accountability for war crimes“, boasts of having operational presence in Kenya and Somalia.
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Bashar Hafez al-Assad, President of the Syria. PHOTO CREDIT: Wikipedia.
ARK. PHOTO CREDIT: Official Website.

ARK started its anti-Assad operations in 2011, but the desired end goal of ousting President Bashar al-Assad was never achieved.
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ARK started developing the political narrative for the opposition in 2011 while still in Gaziantep, Turkey; and later partnered with TGSN to run “97 video stringers, 23 writers, 49 distributors, 23 photographers, 19 in-country trainers, eight training centers, three media offices, and 32 research officers”. ARK was tasked with rebranding the public image of Salafi jihadi rebels, and their civil front (or civilian-facing front). Benjamin Norton states that “ARK ran the social media accounts of the White Helmets, and helped turn the Western-funded group into a key propaganda weapon of the Syrian opposition”.

ARK has boasted of providing “regular branded and unbranded content” to “well-established contacts”, which included top media outlets like “Reuters, the New York Times, CNN, the BBC, The Guardian, the Financial Times, The Times, Al Jazeera, Sky News Arabic, Orient TV, and Al Arabiya”. It also sent dozens of articles to be published by Al Hayat and Asharq Al-Awsat (ibid).

When the Supreme Military Council (SMC) of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was globally denounced for working with violent Salafi mujahideen, ARK was mandated “to establish the image of (SMC and FSA as) a functioning, inclusive, disciplined and professional military body”. A similar situation is ongoing in Ethiopia where TPLF and TDF are being presented in mainstream media outlets as “ functioning, inclusive, disciplined and professional” political party and military body respectively.

TDF field commanders have enjoyed laudatory coverage in mainstream media, with Lieutenant-General Tsadkan Gebretensae of TDF giving an interview to Kenya’s The Elephant in July 2021, where he marketed TDF as the armed military force of the Government of Tigray, not the armed wing of TPLF. In the Interview, Tsadkan presented an image of TDF that is a functioning, disciplined, and professional military body (ibid).
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TPLF recently, in an error of judgement, paraded armed children, an act that led to condemnation in Ethiopia.

PHOTO SOURCE: Jeff Pearce.
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TPLF has also been accused of trying to achieve moral equivalence by dressing children in Tigray with flags of the Amhara regional State and giving them rifles. Still, the public image of TDF can be softened using clever narrative management and media framing.

ARK is known for “softening the image” of armed groups that Westerners may find troubling as is evidenced in these photographed stickers that it made for the AlQaeda-laced Free Syrian Army.

•π√> Fusion Cells for Intelligence Activities and Lethal Journalism√

Understanding the functions and methods of Project Basma makes it easier to understand how C2FC works, and why it chooses the methods it uses to achieve its goals. As mentioned, C2FC’s tasks are delegated to fusion cells.

These fusion cells collect and collate raw information about the state of affairs in Ethiopia. This information is obtained through social media posts, direct communication with TPLF cadre, and testimonies of HAW and Tigray diaspora who had spoken with their kin in Tigray.

Also, these cells work with C2FC to fast-track verification of social media accounts of their political and military allies. This explains why the Twitter handle of Getachew Reda, which was started in September 2020, was quickly verified in the second quarter of 2021. Apart from helping its allies and assets dominate the social media space, they also work to stifle the presence (and voice) of their opponents in social media.

•π√> Pro-ENDF Facebook Accounts Suspended enmasse just before TDF’s Offensive√

The fusion cells work to identify social media accounts that are operated by, or affiliated with, their targeted organizations and persons. In the second quarter of 2021, these cells identified social media accounts that are operated by, or affiliated with, the Ethiopian Information Network Security Agency (INSA), and compiled them before forwarding them to their American aids, who then pressured US-based social media companies to suspend the accounts.

On June 16, 2021, Facebook announced that “it had removed a network of fake accounts in Ethiopia targeting domestic users”, and that these accounts were associated with INSA. This reduced the ability of GoE to control social media messaging inside Ethiopia, while biasing social media parity between TPLF and GoE in favor of the former. Two days later, an alliance of Tigray armed groups, who had consolidated themselves under the umbrella of the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF), launched an offensive called Operation Alula.

TDF is probably named-so to imply its character as a military organization that aspires to be a national military just like the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) or Rwanda Defence Force (RDF).

•π√> Lethal Journalism√

Richard Landes identified 3 forms of partisan war journalism. They are patriotic war journalism (e.g GoE insisting that Ethiopian media should not describe TDF as a military force but instead use TPLF to describe both TPLF and TDF), lethal war journalism (e.g foreign media reports TPLF’s propaganda as authentic news), and own-goal war journalism (where Ethiopian media reports TPLF’s propaganda as authentic news). The latter two forms of war journalism are what constitutes lethal journalism, whose aim is to de-energize the will of the target polity to resist the messaging and acts of C2FC.

In June 2021, GoE punished Addis Standard, an Ethiopian Media, for own-goal war journalism; an act which was condemned by the West using carefully scripted words, which reveals the influence of C2FC.

Professor Landes identifies lethal war journalism as prone to promoting narratives, and this is exactly what happens in Ethiopia. Starting from November 2020, GoE has been described as an ego-bloated, incapable, and cruel belligerent fighting to destroy the Tigray people, and this makes TPLF’s armed opposition a moral obligation that the world should support. The coordinated and synchronized delivery of this narrative by Western mainstream media reveals that C2FC manages the media scripting.

As Landes notes, lethal journalism works to promote a narrative using stories and claims of events, and “when (these) claims (are) disproven…these news outlets (do) nothing to correct their errors“. This was evident in July 2021 when Amnesty International purposely misguided its audience by using photographs – taken by Amanuel Sileshi – of Ethiopians being frisked, before entering a polling station, to condemn GoE for ethnic profiling in Addis Ababa.

Lethal journalism can be augmented by tweaking the algorithms of search engines. This can allow C2FC to exploit search engine algorithms so as to bias internet search results, with the goal being to improve the ranking of any article that sheds positive information about TPLF. This helps achieve information dominance, where the information provided by a specific actor dominates the reporting by mass media and social media.

Information capacitance as applied to lethal journalism allows for deployment of a legally-sound, short-term media strategy that is laden with propaganda value and good optics. This explains why almost the same message against the Ethiopian government has been released by supposedly different Western governments, aid agencies, journalists, reports (published by research institutions), and social media personalities.

•π√> Lawfare√

In 2011, ARK partnered with Tsamota to develop a subproject within Basma called the Syrian Commission for Justice and Accountability. This name was later changed in 2014 to the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA). CIJA used seed fund provided by the Conflict Pool of GUK to build a transitional justice architecture to execute lawfare against the Assad government should the plan for regime change fail. The goal was to bring cases against top Syrian government officials in international courts, and then use these cases to justify specified narratives, as well as call for sanctions to be imposed on Syria.

During the Ethiopian crisis, there have been coordinated calls by pro-TPLF intellectuals, lawyers, democracy activists, NGOs, and private intelligence firms for Abiy Ahmed to be tried in an international court for crimes against humanity. In February 2021, the National Interest published a post with a self-revelatory title: Abiy Ahmed: The First Nobel Laureate On Trial at the International Criminal Court? The author, Michael Rubin, called for Abiy to “face war crimes charges”. However, this trial can only happen if Abiy is removed from power, failure of which, the calls for his prosecution will be used to justify sanctions against GoE and its top officials. This can result in sanctions being imposed on the Ethiopian people.
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167 comments
Mubarek ek jr
July 31, 2021 at 7:50 am
thank you, for your great clarification of this evils institution wich dare to make horror in our feets. we will never fail to will. proud ethiopian

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Andamlak
July 31, 2021 at 8:37 am
Thank you for your information

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Tseganeh Kuma Mammo
July 31, 2021 at 8:48 am
Truth will come out of its well. Abiy is the greatest leader Ethiopia has ever had. Ethiopians will never kneel down to the brutal TPLF rebels and the evil westerners.

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muluadam
July 31, 2021 at 11:37 am
Thank you for unlocking the evil acts of the pigs from #USA and EU. We Ethiopians will never handover to these pigs. We are the one that has never been colonized. Proud people proud country.

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Solomon Fantaye
July 31, 2021 at 2:51 pm
Thank you for revealing the truth at last. We know that these devilish Western organisations have plotted to overthrow our elected gov’t and put a puppet gov’t instead. We will support Dr. Abiy Ahmed untill the end. Ethiopia prevails!!🇪🇹

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Hager
July 31, 2021 at 3:21 pm
The western countries looted Africa the last 500 years start for slivery up to now for the raw materials. The western world got rich by looting Africa’s natural resources. The last 150 years especially after the scramble of Africa the west world looted our diamond, sugar , salt, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum, cocoa beans, coffee and water for free paid nothing in return. Now another looter come to Africa which is Chania so the tow elephant fighting each other as proxy war. Killing African people and destroying African. They need to stop. If not Africans have no chose but we will be on our way to EU and US as well as Canada. The enemy of Africa is the US and EU stop destabilizing Africa. Why do the west have to afraid if Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalis leaders work together. The Ethiopians why that they cannot use the water that come out from their own land, Ethiopia has a right to use the water in wat every way they want. God bless the Horne of Africa.

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tekollan kidane
July 31, 2021 at 5:05 pm
the richest country in the world , usa, will never build a DAM equivalent to that of Ethiopia by collecting money from individual american citizens. However, the poorest country in the world Ethiopia did built The Grand Dam financed by its citizens. Whenever outsiders try to manipulate our difference we always united and prevail more strong. Try to push us then we will come out strong. This is our history. You may try to eliminate Abiy. Take my word, you will end up creating more than 100m STRONG ABIYS! because we are Ethiopians.

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Tom
July 31, 2021 at 5:23 pm
Thank you. The dark secret has revealed. The situation that have been unfold since the beginning of the war attest the coordinatinate efforts of Western media to create false narrative in bid of TPLF terrorists. Ethiopian wouldn’t dismantle through these evil acts.

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Tad
July 31, 2021 at 6:19 pm
…what a mess did they created all around the world🤔

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Elias
July 31, 2021 at 7:28 pm
Thank you Geopolitics for unveiling the hidden objectives of the Westerns (USA, EU) on Ethiopia. They don’t want to see strong and developmental government in Africa. Their plan is to destroy Ethiopia by helping the terrorist TPLF Junta group. But, they will not succeed because the God(Almighty) is with us! We Ethiopians want the rest of the World to understand this fact.

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Abel S
July 31, 2021 at 7:53 pm
Honestly, I was seeing the same pattern:

▶ Many #C2FC mafia affiliated “journalists” who work FOR Rioters, BBC,… fleed to Nairobi, Kenya when the war broke out
▶ Western states, “medias”, and “NGOs” had been coordinated in their language and attack on the gov. of Ethiopia
▶They all took every fabricated story of #TPLFTerrorists credible, while arguing or ignoring other sides
▶They were purposely silent: on Mikadra Genocide, TPLF’s Attacks on Afar, Amhara, Eritrea, TPLF denying aid accesse, TPLF’s use of #ChildSoldiers….

Thanks to this article, exposing Westerns plots to dismantle a nation for their menace interest. 🙏🙏🙏

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Samuel
July 31, 2021 at 9:03 pm
This Is so TRUE! Thank you so much and keep up the good honest work!!!!

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Azmeraw sintayehu
July 31, 2021 at 9:12 pm
Thank you for your genuine information

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Mulugeta
July 31, 2021 at 9:24 pm
Thank you, Egziabher (GOD) the always have witness that reveals truth with in false fabricators, and lighting the darkness. Will you work with us to desert TPLF, by informing Tigray people, what criminal project is developed to dismantle Ethiopia. Once the people are aware of the truth, TPLF leaders will be alone and with out solder.
All Ethiopian friends or who love truth, stand with us to reveal the truth to the world.

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save Adna
July 31, 2021 at 9:28 pm
You are here trying to rationalize the 9 months campaign of genocide on Tigrayans:
1.more than 150,000 civilians massacred;
2. 2.3 million displaced from their homes;
3. 5.2 million people deliberately starved;
4. rape used as weapon of war;
5. Ethnic cleansing committed in the western part of Tigray;
6. 87 % health facilities destroyed; 71 % schools set ablaze; neighborhoods destroyed;

this was done by inviting foreign armies from Eritrea, Somalia.
UAE even contributed military drones; the most extensive drone bombardment in African soil took place in Tigray.

as we speak, Tigray is under siege; humanitarian aid is blocked.

You simply are trying to rationalize this.

That makes you genocide-apologist.

Pathetic!

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 6:02 am
@save Adna Can you answer these question? HOW the war started between “TPLF and Ethiopian Gov’t “?? and WHY is it STILL on going? Can you PLEASE BE HONEST to yourself and answer these questions?

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ABD
August 7, 2021 at 2:03 pm
Pls be honest to answer the question
1 CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT HOW MANY PEOPLE KILLED BY TPLF FOR THE LAST 45 YEARS OR MORE??????
2.CAN YOU TELL US HOW MANY PEOPLE DEAD , SUFFERED,……FOR JUST TPLF EVIL POLITICS? HOW MANY?
AND STILL …….

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Asayeberhan Kastro
August 1, 2021 at 1:18 pm
You guys will never win Ethiopia. Your Western war mongering Medias will let you live in poverty. Ethiopia wil prevail.

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Alpha
August 6, 2021 at 3:27 pm
Join the fusion in Kenya 😀😀

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Silesh Misikir
July 31, 2021 at 9:49 pm
This daydream of the white snakes can’t be realized. It is a mere illusion.It should be clear to our historical enemies that Ethiopia is under the safeguard of God.He hope in Almighty God that He won’t leave our country.We believe that nothing will come. Look at this great words of God.Ethiopia extends its hands to God.O God May Bless and save Ethiopia from these Sons of falsehood.

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Mulugeta
July 31, 2021 at 10:28 pm
Oh TPLF Supporters, Open your aye and try to stop TPLF, from deserting Tigray from Tigray people by forcing them to war. No one is benefited or will benefit from this war.
1. The war is started by TPLF, by attacking the national army, ref. The TPLF Person, Seco Ture already revealed the truth.
2. Though national army were, reversing the attacking and supporting the Tigray people, for the last 7 months, currently the National army have already left Tigray.
3. The aid trucks are already at the boarder of Tigray but stoped by TPLF solders to misguide the world in the same way you mentioned.
4. Ethiopian army is in defending position, is not attacking, keeping Tigray people to observe the truth.
5. We are the same people, how do you become the tool for our dismantlers.
6. If Eritreans were not with us, the TPLF agenda could have been achieved. No with the help of Egziabher everything is reversed.
Please do not push your self away from your people, Ethiopia.
The truth, “Ethiopia will rise up with people of Tigray.”

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 5:49 am
Exactly !!!

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MIKIYAS ETICHIA
July 31, 2021 at 11:08 pm
Thanks a lot for the information. I was wondering why all the international media contents were agents Abiy; now I got the answer

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moges Tsegaye
July 31, 2021 at 11:13 pm
I’m sure anyone with some knowledge of history and current affairs knows what happened to Syria. However, reading it in this format affirms what we knew. Having this information will allow Ethiopians understand the amount sabotage that has been planned and in action by EU and US. We Ethiopians know that our freedom and independence is an eye sore for some. In our history Ethiopians never invaded or do harm to any people or country. We Ethiopians have fight for our right and we win because we always have truth and God with us. No mater this diabolic plan is intricate Ethiopia will prevail.

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Aaron
August 1, 2021 at 12:01 am
Nonsense..this is exactly the kind of BS this article talks about ..everyone’s wise to it now there is no “genocide” look the word up before using it

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Hager
August 1, 2021 at 5:26 am
The last word, “Pathetic” must be for you to Save Adna. I am sure you are one of the “C2FC” or you are MR propeganda Campainer, or one of Fusion Cell, and I am sure you are “Project Basma”. Please stop making excuses for WEYANE , please STOP hurting the peaple of Tigray. Please let WEYANE OR TPLF rest in pease. Pease to all Ethiopia as well as to HofA.

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 5:33 am
Can you answer these question? HOW the war started between “TPLF and Ethiopian Gov’t “?? and WHY is it STILL on going? Can you PLEASE BE HONEST to yourself and answer these questions?

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 5:37 am
My question was to @Mulugeta

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Ethiopiafirst
August 1, 2021 at 6:05 am
Sorry, not to Mulugeta but to @save Adna

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Tom
August 1, 2021 at 9:31 am
Weyane! Greater Tigray? C2FC? Do what ever you will. You will lose in the end.

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Ben
August 1, 2021 at 10:14 am
America, the injustice, fake Democrat, the terrorist country which uses terrorist as a tools to destabilize countries which are against their interests. The failed states like Libya, Syria, yemen, Iraq, Afghan are the result of the interference of America in the name of democracy and human right. America, the enemy of developing countries, the enemy of Africa and it is our enemy(ethiopians)

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Yosef
August 1, 2021 at 10:27 am
Dr.Goytom, one of the key members of the disinformation camp based in kenya is trying to justify the belligerent act of TPLF for three decades in Ethiopia. TPLF is the only organization which is in government power and work against the people who is entitled to protect.
@ TPLF’s treason against Ethiopian Defence force leads us to humanitarian catastrophe.
@ TPLF was and will continue as corrupt, totalitarian and biased family business which bargains against its people.
@TPLF has divided Ethiopians, looted their properties.
@ TPLF has killed thousends innocent civilians for three decades in Amhara, Oromia, Sidama and Afar because they opposed its tyrant leadership.
@ Ethiopia was biggest detention center during TPLF regime. No free media, no free market, no opposition.
Therefore point your fingers to TPLF.

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fekadubekele
August 1, 2021 at 2:51 pm
The Capitalist West thinks and believes that this World and its natural resources belong to him. Other countries that are non-white should not be allowed to use their resources to develop their economies. Especially, black Africa should not be allowed to developed a coherent economy and social system that are based on science and technology. Allowing other countries to develop their economies based on science and technology means that these countries become self-sufficient and proud of themselves. Therefore, African countries must be disturbed from within and outside by instigating wars. Africa must be transformed to a war Arena so that the West can steal its resources. However, for the failure of the continent the West alone is not responsible. African intellectuals, especially Ethiopians have never aware of how the capitalist West is not in favor of industrialization of the African continent. Until now Ethiopian intellectuals believed that especially America loves Ethiopia, and therefore it is not in its interest to se a broken or divided Ethiopia. Now we see that how America and Britain are doing everything to destroy Ethiopia. We do not have enough evidences other than this.

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amare
August 1, 2021 at 3:59 pm
Thank you Geopolitics for the information.

We Africans very well know that America and Europe underdeveloped Africa through looting our human and natural wealth using various criminal methods:
This is a historical fact. During the time of slave trade millions of Africans were captured and sold across the Atlantic. When this was over they looted our raw materials. After African decolonization ,they have either killed or chased out many African leaders who tried to bring about economic development to their respective peoples.We remember Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, Tafewa Balewa of Nigeria etc.Now they are on Abiy and Afeworki .

Abiy knows very well that the criminal group could go as far as killing him . We love our leader and do not wish that happen to him, even if it happens their plan of attenuating Ethiopia will not materialize We have millions of Abiys in Ethiopia that will immediately replace the fallen Abiy. Ethiopia is a country of heroes. the criminals can kill our heroes but they cannot kill Ethiopia.
It is not a surprise that they currently want to focus on Ethiopia and abolish the name Ethiopia from the map of Africa and the world..Ethiopia defies white racists in many ways and remained a campaigner for Africa’s political and economic independence. Currently it defies the new scramble for East Africa.

African countries should carefully watch what is going in Ethiopia and support Ethiopia’s struggle against the Neo-scramble for Africa. Tomorrow it will be Djibouti or Kenya, or Tanzania or any of the west African countries that might face similar problems by such a criminal Groups financed by so called developed countries governments and media. and sham human rights Groups
As to local mercenaries like TPLF- they will get their punishment by our gallant fighters and will not have the time to enjoy the money they get thorough the sellout of their country.
To all enemies of Ethiopia we say Ethiopia will triumph !!!; Death to its enemies.

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RH Belda
August 1, 2021 at 5:43 pm
This analysis looks paid piece of lobbyist which failed to depicted a balanced investigation. It neither provided a view how crime against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and pseudoethiopianists are obsessively pushing the the identitify and self-determination at pearl. Say it whatever the supremacy of Amhara no more prevail. It will die naturally or forcefully. No no justification of injustice and unfair commonality and control of nationality by the Supremacist pseudoethiopianists. Sooner or latter they will come to an end!

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jegna
August 1, 2021 at 5:52 pm
its obvious all this Media who deceive the whole world are under their power
so that they keep removing countries who dont bow down to their wicked will
now they face Ethiopia, i promise you not by power or might but by the spirit of the
lord who is God of Ethiopia, they will go back clothed with a shame just
wait and see!!!

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arschloch
August 1, 2021 at 6:26 pm
The European colonizers and the American imperialism together are trying to distablize perhaps even to disintegrate Ethiopia as a revenge for their bitter defeat in Adowa. They will fall apart themselves before Ethiopia will. Because they are led by homos and illuminatis.

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Towfik
August 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm
Thank you

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Nebeyat Ademassu
August 1, 2021 at 6:37 pm
We all Ethiopians understand and follow what is going on in and out in the country consciously, but one thing they don’t understand about this generation it -it is not like the 1991 generation we will fight at any cost all over the world to our sovereign country #Ethiopia .
It’s a dream after all !!! This is Ethiopia not Syria .

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adamnesh
August 1, 2021 at 7:06 pm
Death to USA! Thank you for the information.

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Demelash W Zewdie
August 1, 2021 at 8:01 pm
Thank you brother for you genuine reply.

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Muhidin
August 1, 2021 at 8:04 pm
Thanks for your extensive and in-depth explanation. I am not surprised that this is the case with my country. I understand very well why all this is happening. In the end, I have no doubt that my country, Ethiopia, will be victorious in the face of the sacrifices that have to be made.

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Ashu
August 1, 2021 at 10:17 pm
It is a good start, letting the world know what has happened & is unfolding in Ethhiopa. People in the west have already brain-washed by tplf propaganda thanks to lethal journalists, parasitic lobby groups & so-called intellectuals. serious investigation such as this one could help to bring people to their senses by reminding them to ask “why” . Thanks & keep it up!

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Habtom
August 2, 2021 at 4:32 am
Those numbers are utterly exaggerated. TPLF started this war and paid lobbyist and seeks the west to revive the failed party. TPLF is the enemy of the Horn of Africa. They are traitors to the Tigray people and to Ethiopia as a whole. You need to stop lying and wake up and understand to what’s really going on and who TPLF really are. Terrorists!

Ethiopia will prevail.

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Robel
August 2, 2021 at 4:47 am
1) The numbers you listed are utterly exaggerated
2) TPLF attacked a national military’s base and started the war
3) TPLF committed genocide on the people of Mikadra
4) TPLF is using child soldiers
5) TPLF launched initial missiles into Eritrea without any provocation from Eritrea
6) TPLF paid lobbyist and works with the west to lie and be deceitful towards what’s going on
7) TPLF explicitly said they want the eradiation of the Amhara people and the disintegration of Ethiopia as a whole
8) TPLF has had 27 years of corruption when they ruled Ethiopia
9) TPLF has been categorize as a terrorist organization officially by the parliament
10) TPLF is still fighting right now even with the federal government announcing a cease fire and withdrawing of troops
You see all this going on and you still support the terrorist group TPLF??????? You destined to never wake up. It’s as if like lying and being a traitor is in your blood.

Ethiopia will prevail, God-willing.

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Naod Moges
August 2, 2021 at 10:55 am
USA and EU I am really Sad for you that you don’t understand the depth prophecy that will destroy your legacy and burry your whole civilization if you touch Ethiopia all priests and desert monks knows and also Ethiopian old books know what will you do next and what will happen next if you react on the base of Ethiopian weakness as advantage of your evil plan as you did in syria and Iraq . because you don’t realize that the cypher message you got and you tried to push to happen division in Ethiopia was from devil or what you call alien ! Stop this intervention if you think for your self !!!!!!

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Gebeyehu Jalu
August 2, 2021 at 11:22 am
One thing that I am quite sure of is that Ethiopia never failed under the army of those demen westerns. Leave them, they are wasting their time on bullshit ideas. Ethiopia will prevail!

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Tola
August 3, 2021 at 4:26 am
The only criminal that have committed treason generation after generations for over 1000 years is the people of Tigrei. What a cursed EVIL race.

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sileshi fentahun
August 3, 2021 at 9:59 am
Thank you for your analysis with sound justifications. It is already known that USA and its western allies are destructing various states. USA has strong intelligence institutions back up with strong economy. We know that CIA is one of a leading intelligence institution which can able to destruct any developing states with a short life span. BUT CIA couldn’t do anything on Ethiopia. Unity at a time of external invasion & on Grand National projects are our unique features. We are as solid as CIA to keep our sovereignty. Westerners shall revalidate their policy, Win-win cooperation is the only way to work with Ethiopia. Westerners shall to look at again our back history, Adwa (Freedom Brand for black’s, GERD, and..our spiritual asset) and have to change their stand. Any ways thank you USA to return back our Solidarity and unity which was abolished for the last 27 years by TPLF and you.

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Asfaw Belete
August 5, 2021 at 12:20 pm
Ethiopia is the founder of League of Nations, it survived because of the Almighty of God. We believe in God that our country prevails and protected by his Glory, despite the backdoor discussions to disintegrate our motherland. Meanwhile, we will confront to defend our sovereignty and country. You are using the tplf as a temporary tool and to reject them later on. I assure you when it comes to the unity of our country, Ethiopians come together and defend enemies.

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Bekele
August 6, 2021 at 9:08 pm
Very interesting!!!!!!!!!

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Yohannes
August 7, 2021 at 1:27 am
Its amazing!!! C2FC !How the world allow for USA to distabelize counries??? USA destroyd LIBIYA,IRAK,AFGANISTAN,YEMEN,SORRIYA,CUBA,VENZUWELA,USSR ETC!!! SO WHO IS TERRIROSIT??? There is ligitmat gov’t in ethiopia and there is terriorst junta group that is TPLF.TPLF for last 30 years ruled this country without democracy and human right actions.Lots of peopls killed tourcherd and race cleansised.Now this junta group suppored by USA to continue to kill childeren in tigray and the rest of the nations.We ethiopians hate this junta TPLF and we never allowe to come to power.We will die for our freedom.Long live ethiopia, we wish death for TPLF AND HIS SUPPORTES!!!

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Bok
August 7, 2021 at 2:26 pm
Reaveling facts as is . Salute for your genuine approach. This is big lesson for Ethiopia and other countries. Eritreans were hammered by the fake western medias, NGOS, Eu, US Aljazeera …., and the Ethiopians were blind about this . Oromo, Amhara etc…were puppets of TPLF . Now hope they learn their lesson. TPLF is crooked creature. A Terrorist where we have seen no where. Puppet of the west.

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Yinafiku
August 7, 2021 at 3:33 pm
What an Eye-opener. Thank you for the truth and exposing the orchestrated media war against Ethiopia by he western media and the lopsided reporting by so called humanitarian agencies.
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