The TPLF/OLF made Nine Kilils/Nations are Problems not Solutions for Ethiopia !!!!


by Tedla Asfaw
tedla-asfaw-satenaw-newsProfessor Ezekiel Gebissa and Ato Asfaw Dargue Meshal are suggesting on ethiomedia that the Woyane/OLF Kilil is the way to go forward. For that  we “Ethiopian nationalists” as suggested by Ato Asfaw the “weakest” compared to the ethnic nationalists , I do not know what test he used to measure it, have to work very hard otherwise it will be too little to late.
 Are there Oromo Nation armies who controlled the current Oromia marching to take Addis Ababa/Finfine as its historical capital claimed  by the Oromo nationalists ?? Can Addis Ababa residents of multi ethnic groups claim it as “Addis Nation” Why not ?? There are five or more million people.
Why should we accept the Woyane/OLF made kilil as if it was done with the participation of the people ? Dividing Ethiopia into nine kilils brought conflicts on land/water and it also brought ethnic cleansing that resulted to large numbers of population displacement and death. Amharas were targeted in most kilils with vengeance and hate.
It is  true that Ethiopia is a home for more than 80 ethnic groups of people like Oromos who have their language and culture. Why should we deny the Welayta, Kembata, Sidama among others etc their own nation like Oromo and call them “Southern People” ?
 Did we not have historically a Welayta “king” an Adal Sultan similar to the claims Professor Ezekiel put forward for Oromo Nation ? Or is  this the game number ?  Oromos are tens of millions while others have less numbers ?  Are we going back in time and make territorial adjustment or  recognition for what happened few hundreds years ago  by declaring Welayta, Sidama, Kembata etc and expand the nine nations to few tens if not 80 nations ??
Nations are mainly built  by the barrel of  Gun in war time and economic survival in peaceful time,  Ethiopia is no exception. Who ever has Gun will establish and declare a state.  As we speak, the Kurds who have their own unrecognized enclave in Northern Iraq after 1990s are expanding using  the ongoing war against ISIS in Mosul as a cover. We heard them boasting that they will not leave. They are right !! The Sunnis know haw to fight and Gun is not a problem. The Syria we see now is totally different from  Syria of 2011. When the war will be over Syria will not be the same. We will have a Syrian Nation in Europe too ??
Similarly the current 9 kilils geography will expand or decrease by whoever got the upper hand in the battle front. That is the truth Ezkel and Ato Asfaw  afraid to tell us. Ethiopian nationalists know how to fight for Ethiopia like their ancestors  did in the past  and the Talk will come later if it is now seen as weakness.


  1. Tedla, You still talk about megentel, OLF, Jawar and etc. But look the woyanes how they organized and robbed Ethiopia. Instead of talking about separation and etc, do your home work- Arm yourself and fight the TPLF. You can win and take all they have. Plus you can create one Ethiopia. The winner dictates what is to come. If the OLF wins its terms prevail as long as you sit in your couch.

    Foolish Ethiopians still believe the Tigre people have not benefited norder to be politically correct. They have built 5 universities and 0 colleges. 60,000 students participate in these collages. How many universite and colleges in Amara which is 5 times more populous than the Tigrs? Here is the link the Tigres themselves witnessed.

  2. Thanks you Tizta about your comments which is a legitimate concern for all of us. However, the most pressing need now is the removal of TPLF. We should avoid fighting amongst us.It is like what we erred in 1998 during the fight against Eritrea. TPLF could not survive fighting Eritrea alone. Unfortunately the fool Amaras and Oromos rescued the TPLF. I was against it at the time and predicted the TPLF will come out strong.

    You said it well when you say the OLF is not the majority. I remind you this: majority Oromos elected the CUD in 2005. It is the political program that matters most in a democracy and we should strive for democratic Ethiopia.And as you pointed it out rightly, no ethnic group is 51% in Ethiopia. So I do not worry about the OLF. What I worry is if we keep criticizing the OLF, Jawar etc, and sit down in our couch, the TPLF will not go away. It is better to help the Oromos. The oromos will free up themselves whether we like it or not. At that time if the rest of us are still in our couch, the winner dictates everything. TPLF was the winner in 1991. The OLF wanted separation but TPLF dictated as they have to loot in the name of Ethiopia. So the best option is not critics of the OLF, etc. It is about organizing and arming and leading the movement. If we participate actively we can control the outcome.

    Problem is lack of visionary leaders. You can imagine a professor in economics calling diaspora not to send money to Ethiopia. Why do we send money to Ethiopia? Everyone has extended family and they need to be helped no matter what. Rather there are ways to weaken this government. When the Oromo youth incapacitated 11 factories, the regime was in panic. Foreign Direct Investment was at risk and the foreign currency was dwindling. If this government is unable to do business, and unable to pay its killer soldiers, it cannot govern and stay in power. That is where the direction should be, not blaming Jawar.

  3. Tizta,

    I am not a sympathizer of OLF or any ethnic oriented organization. But pan-Ethiopian politics requires peace and democratic system to materialize. What I say is let us stop going after OLF. not doing that is giving ammunition to TPLF. There is not greatest enemy far worse than TPLF. I do not care about OLF fighting against TPLF in an attempt to separate Oromia. I enjoy watching TPLF being hit.

    The separation of every kilil is clearly stated in article 39. We do not have the right to question that if we go by the so called Constitution. But the OLF could not make that practical because it has no power. So as long as we are strong we can stop the OLF after TPLF is gone. Tizta, Someone from Dembidello cannot came and take our Addis Ababa because he speaks Oromigna unless we are lazy to defend our interests.

    What is most pressing now is for the rest of us to walk the talk. At worst condition, if we are lazy to fight like the OLF, I will achieve TPLF gone and no more TPLFite being parasite. We have enough land that can grow big mashila and magna teff but the TPLFite do not have. Let them hear the music.Everything they built wil collapse becasue they do not have raw material.


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