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Another fiasco of the Nobel Committee: the 2019 Peace Prize laureate is now leading his country to civil war

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had made a name for himself as an outstanding reformer, but inside him a brutal dictator was waiting in the wings. The 44-year-old leader of the country has established himself as a wise and far-sighted politician, and now he opened from a completely different side.


Jason Burke, African correspondent for the British newspaper The Guarlian, discusses this topic.

Abiy Ahmed spoke on national television this week announcing that he had ordered troops to respond to an attack by opposition forces on a government military base in Tigray province. The Ethiopian Air Force attacked targets of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). The rebels also said that airstrikes were also carried out on the provincial capital.

But back in 2018, when Abiy Ahmed just took office, it was even impossible to imagine such a thing. Then he was considered a progressive reformer and was compared with Nelson Mandela, Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev. He made personnel changes in his office, fired several hitherto untouchable statesmen, abolished media censorship, released thousands of political prisoners and ordered the privatization of large state enterprises.

And most importantly, he managed to stop the many years of bloody war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is for this that he received the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.


After the attempt on the life of Abiy Ahmed, which happened in 2018, he uttered words that resonated in the hearts of people around the world:

Love always wins. Killing others is a defeat.

No one could have expected the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate to bring his country to the brink of civil war.

The leaders of Tigray province, located in northern Ethiopia near the border with Eritrea, said they were unfairly accused of corruption, removed from office and blamed for the country's problems. And TPLF refused to join the party created by Abiy Ahmed. Federal judges have ruled that the government should stop funding Tigray and cut all contact with his administration.

But the fact is that this northern province is home to six million people, which is about 5 percent of Ethiopia's 109 million people. It has large militias and well-trained local militias. In addition, a significant part of government troops and military equipment after the war with Eritrea also remained there. These factors can lead to a protracted armed conflict, that is, to a civil war.

Given the strength of Tygra's security forces, the conflict may well drag on.

- says the recent report of the International Crisis Group.

Experts note that it would have been impossible for Abiy Ahmed to move troops against the rebellious province if Ethiopia were still at war with Eritrea. Now the leader of this country, Isayas Afework, is on friendly terms with the head of the Ethiopian government and does not feel any sympathy for the Tigray leadership.

Yesterday Abiy Ahmed announced the completion of the first phase of the military operation in Tigray and the creation of an interim administration there. Thus, he abolished all self-proclaimed executive and legislative bodies of the province.
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  1. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 8 November 2020 17: 01 New
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    The "Nobel Committee" has turned into a "credit organization" - it issues Peace Prizes "on credit" ... B. Obama as a vivid example.
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    2. 41 REGION
      41 REGION 8 November 2020 17: 22 New
      +7
      Nobel was like that,
      ordered the privatization of large state enterprises.

      And then everything follows the well-known scenario
      Nothing new hi
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 8 November 2020 23: 38 New
        +3
        Maybe they changed?
        Why would an "outstanding reformer" suddenly become a dictator?
        Either the "king", or commentators in the media ... laughing
        1. Nosgoth
          Nosgoth 10 November 2020 05: 59 New
          0
          What confuses you? Do the separatists (Tigray province) challenging the central government need to be financed? Well done Abiy, let him conduct a CTO there and restore the constitutional order !!!
    3. Rubi0
      Rubi0 8 November 2020 17: 36 New
      +5
      I carried out the privatization of enterprises and received a peace prize ... Then everything is clear. After privatization, his loss will support the collective west no matter what
      1. Machito
        Machito 8 November 2020 17: 57 New
        19
        The Nobel Peace Prize has long been a prize for executioners. Examples abound: Gorbachev, Bush, Obama. These three alone killed millions of people. To complete the picture, only Hitler is missing from the list of laureates.
        1. cat Rusich
          cat Rusich 8 November 2020 18: 41 New
          17
          Quote: Bearded
          To complete the picture, only Hitler is missing from the list of laureates.
          Schicklgruber Adolf Aloizovich was nominated for the "Nobel Peace Prize" by the Swede Eric Brant in 1939. Benitto Mussolini was nominated for the "Nobel Prize for the World" in 1935 by Roberto Gidela. Laughter - laughter, but the nominations have been documented ...
        2. Mitroha
          Mitroha 8 November 2020 21: 18 New
          0
          Jason Burke, African correspondent for the British newspaper The Guarlian, discusses this topic.
          British rag is just epic fail that brings the truth laughing
    4. Mitroha
      Mitroha 8 November 2020 17: 51 New
      +8
      that ordered the troops to respond to an attack by opposition forces on a government military base in Tigray province. The Ethiopian Air Force attacked targets of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). The rebels also said that airstrikes were also carried out on the provincial capital.

      Sorry, I do not quite understand why the operation against the separatists suddenly changes the status of the head of the country?
      1. businessv
        businessv 8 November 2020 19: 31 New
        +1
        Quote: Mitroha
        Sorry, I do not quite understand why the operation against the separatists suddenly changes the status of the head of the country?

        I believe, colleague, that the person who received the Peace Prize was preparing an attack on part of his country, making peace with neighboring Eritrea, for which he received the Nobel Prize. That is, he killed two birds with one stone - he became a peacemaker and enriched himself, at the same time becoming a tyrant in relation to his population.
    5. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 9 November 2020 05: 46 New
      0
      Quote: cat Rusich
      The "Nobel Committee" has turned into a "credit organization" - it issues Peace Prizes "on credit" ...

      After Humpback Dog and Obama, show me a man who doesn't laugh at this sharashka office ...
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 8 November 2020 17: 06 New
    +5
    In this regard, he received a copy of the Gorbachert-Nobel for adhering to the principle “the worse the people live, the better for those in power!” Only the humpbacked mind did not have enough to bomb the civilian population. ..
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 8 November 2020 17: 12 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      only the humpbacked mind was not enough to bomb the civilian population. ..

      Bombing the civilian population is not necessary, economic policy can kill more .. What actually showed the consequences of the reforms of the hunchback .. and to this day show ..
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 9 November 2020 05: 49 New
        +2
        Quote: Svarog
        Quote: Thrifty
        only the humpbacked mind was not enough to bomb the civilian population. ..

        Bombing civilians is not necessary, economic policy can kill more .. What actually showed the consequences of the reforms of the hunchback .. and to this day show ..

        Icon and prayer of our liberals
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 8 November 2020 19: 31 New
      +7
      Quote: Thrifty
      only the humpbacked mind was not enough to bomb the civilian population. ..

      The accomplice of Gorbaty Borisk, Yeltsin, partially coped with this, when in October 1993 he shot parliament from tanks.
  3. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 8 November 2020 17: 08 New
    10
    It's not calm in Ethiopia either ...
    Honduras is also worried though.
    1. Rostov Papa
      Rostov Papa 8 November 2020 17: 16 New
      +5
      "Don't you scratch him" laughing
      1. Petrol cutter
        Petrol cutter 8 November 2020 17: 36 New
        +3
        As you command. hi
        1. Rostov Papa
          Rostov Papa 8 November 2020 17: 48 New
          +9
          It is a pity that, for the sake of completeness, the laureate did not eat anyone hi
          1. Vasyan1971
            Vasyan1971 8 November 2020 18: 05 New
            +4
            Quote: Rostov Dad
            It is a pity that, for the sake of completeness, the laureate did not eat anyone hi

            And this is just an open question ...
    2. Blacksmith 55
      Blacksmith 55 8 November 2020 17: 58 New
      +4
      Once an acquaintance told me: The best government in New Zealand!
      In my questioning look, he answered: It is so far away, and nothing has been heard about it.
      1. Rostov Papa
        Rostov Papa 8 November 2020 18: 27 New
        +3
        And if not jokingly, I read, or rather tried to read the nominee for this fucking prize for literature from Africa (I don't remember what to call the ogre, too lazy to look), no words, an essay by a middle school student ...
    3. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 9 November 2020 05: 54 New
      0
      Quote: Benzorez
      It's not calm in Ethiopia either ...
      Honduras is also worried though.

      I usually scratch it - the itching goes away. And if you wash more often, then Honduras does not itch at all ... laughing

      Although my father, while still in the Soviet Union, was there a couple of times on business trips. I don't know what he did there. The General Staff did not report to me personally ...
  4. Prisoner
    Prisoner 8 November 2020 17: 10 New
    +1
    Take away "grandmothers" from Ahmed, does not fit the Abiy Prize. laughing
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 8 November 2020 17: 11 New
    +3
    Complete degradation. There are a lot of homosexuals in power in the West and their support. The times have passed when people laughed at the Blue Oyster bar. Now you can get a mention of it in the West.
  6. Mouse
    Mouse 8 November 2020 17: 14 New
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    he was considered a progressive reformer and was compared to Nelson Mandela, Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev

    Amazing list ....
    Especially the last character ...
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 8 November 2020 19: 05 New
      +4
      Quote: Mouse
      he was considered a progressive reformer and was compared to Nelson Mandela, Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev

      Amazing list ....
      Especially the last character ...

      Let's put it this way, ugly rabble sad Well, how else?
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 9 November 2020 05: 57 New
        +2
        Quote: ul_vitalii
        Quote: Mouse
        he was considered a progressive reformer and was compared to Nelson Mandela, Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev

        Amazing list ....
        Especially the last character ...

        Let's just say riffraff sad Well, how else?

        good drinks My applause !!! Sometimes there is a stepbrother, but here there is a CONCURRENT SHEDROD ... good good
  7. Rusland
    Rusland 8 November 2020 17: 14 New
    +4
    For whom neither those nor those enter the Polytechnic. It was in my former youth (in terms of ditties). yes It looks like I finished, graduated and continued in the same spirit.
    1. Mouse
      Mouse 8 November 2020 17: 36 New
      +6
      We had...
      No mind, go to ped ...
      No shame, go to honey ...
      Neither ...
      Go to cultural enlightenment ... lol
      1. Rusland
        Rusland 8 November 2020 17: 58 New
        +2
        hi What can I say to you about that? It's funny for you, but for me to marry. Without marriage, the eye squints and life is not the same, open the gate. smile
        1. Mouse
          Mouse 8 November 2020 18: 10 New
          +5
          I'm not made of honey ... winked hi
          1. Rusland
            Rusland 8 November 2020 18: 34 New
            +4
            Yes, I do not care, all of the honey is busy now. smile
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 9 November 2020 05: 59 New
        +1
        Quote: Mouse
        We had...
        No mind, go to ped ...
        No shame, go to honey ...
        Neither ...
        Go to cultural enlightenment ... lol

        We were told that if neither those nor those - go to the Polytechnic. Which I did ... laughing And I don’t regret that ten years.
  8. samarin1969
    samarin1969 8 November 2020 17: 24 New
    +5
    And I had no idea that there is more than 100 million people in desert Ethiopia! Civil wars and droughts do not cool the thirst for reproduction!
    1. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 8 November 2020 17: 45 New
      +2
      Quote: samarin1969
      Civil wars and droughts do not cool the thirst for reproduction!

      It's very hot there. And, perhaps, this is their only way to "blow off steam" there. And contraceptive methods seem to be lame.
      1. Babermetis
        Babermetis 8 November 2020 18: 24 New
        +1
        Quote: Polite Moose
        Quote: samarin1969
        Civil wars and droughts do not cool the thirst for reproduction!

        It's very hot there. And, perhaps, this is their only way to "blow off steam" there. And contraceptive methods seem to be lame.


        It's not very hot and dry there!

        https://geographyofrussia.com/efiopiya/
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  9. parusnik
    parusnik 8 November 2020 17: 26 New
    +3
    Experts note that it would have been impossible for Abiy Ahmed to move troops against the rebellious province if Ethiopia were still at war with Eritrea. Now the leader of this country, Isayas Afework, is on friendly terms with the head of the Ethiopian government and does not feel any sympathy for the Tigray leadership.
    .. Without such friendship, Ahmed would not have lifted a finger in relation to Tygra, he would have tried to come to an agreement. And so, why not put the Tygrais at the foot.
  10. alma
    alma 8 November 2020 17: 44 New
    14
    Again, someone outside plays on internal contradictions.
  11. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 8 November 2020 18: 16 New
    0
    "the company, with a tagged, and a maximum not wow!"
    fired several hitherto untouchable statesmen, lifted media censorship, released thousands of political prisoners and ordered the privatization of large state-owned enterprises.

    Somewhere, it passed
    Traditionally, human life on this continent is a "penny"
  12. Aleks2000
    Aleks2000 8 November 2020 19: 22 New
    0
    And the fig to quote the Anglo-Saxon news. Or is it an article against Putin?

    The President stopped the war, removed the thieves-officials. And now the militants are attacking the security forces.
    What, someone wants it to be like in Chechnya? bank advice, loot, militants, separatists and untouchables? Berezovsky blacks wanted?
  13. Klingon
    Klingon 8 November 2020 19: 30 New
    +1
    at one time the Soviet Union actively helped Ethiopia. My grandfather spent 4 years there in the 60s. Supervised the construction of the refinery sector there from the Grozny Lenin Refinery
  14. APASUS
    APASUS 8 November 2020 20: 03 New
    +2
    No one could have expected the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate to bring his country to the brink of civil war.

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama can bomb countries, but Abiy Ahmed cannot put his country on the brink of civil war?
    The Nobel Prize has already lost its meaning, it is rather a black mark!
    1. Freeman
      Freeman 8 November 2020 20: 40 New
      +1
      APASUS (Pavo) Today, 20:03 PM
      The Nobel Prize has already lost its meaning, it is rather a black mark!

      Yes, she was ambiguous from the very beginning.
      The "Peace Prize" named after the inventor of dynamite is some kind of "sur". Don’t you?
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 8 November 2020 20: 45 New
        0
        Quote: Freeman
        The "Peace Prize" named after the inventor of dynamite is some kind of "sur". Don’t you?

        This was an attempt to earn forgiveness, although of course, in essence, an oxymoron
  15. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 8 November 2020 20: 53 New
    -1
    Do not give cannon the Nobel Prize in advance, otherwise he will start the third world one. Well, if only a civilian, then two, one in each hand.
  16. Suraikin.Aleksandr
    Suraikin.Aleksandr 8 November 2020 23: 00 New
    0
    I would be careful to trust the opinion of the British Guardian!
    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahme is doing what any normal statesman should do to suppress armed separatism in one of the provinces.
  17. AKS-U
    AKS-U 9 November 2020 00: 36 New
    +1
    How. It turns out that not only the East is a delicate matter. Disguised as the color of the night, representatives of coal and soot, there too. The horn of Africa is on fire.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 14 November 2020 17: 16 New
      0
      ....... The Horn of Africa is burning.

      It is not easy to burn, oh, how difficult it is ... They decided that all black people should return to the "Promised Land" --- Africa, and the elite should be in Ethiopia. Marcus Garvey put forward the idea of ​​God's chosen blacks. According to the tenets of their faith, both Adam and the Virgin Mary, and Jesus Christ, and Muhammad were ... blacks! And the Queen of Sheba was allegedly called Makeda. And the Caucasians allegedly arose as a result of malicious witchcraft.
      Kaaaroche, united some of the dogmas of Christianity, Islam and Judaism, and in fact distorted all three of these teachings.
      It is no coincidence that Israel is currently concerned about the influx of black pseudo-Jews.
  18. Revolver
    Revolver 9 November 2020 04: 35 New
    +1
    That's when he blocks the Nile with a dam and starts filling the reservoir, and in Egypt, accordingly, you will have to choose between the generators of Aswan and the fellahs, because there is not enough for all the remnants of the Nile, then the fun will begin. True, there is Sudan between Ethiopia and Egypt, but it will at least let the Egyptian troops pass, and maybe support it, because this dam will also take water from them. Although, of course, Egypt, like all Arabs, are still fighters, but Ethiopians are hardly much better, and Egypt is noticeably stronger in terms of equipment. So stock up on popcorn.
  19. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 9 November 2020 15: 15 New
    +1
    No one could have expected the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate to bring his country to the brink of civil war.

    Isn't the conduct by a laureate of hostilities a prerequisite for being awarded a peace prize? Barak Husseinovich will not let you lie. smile