Ethiopia in Turmoil of US, Saudi-Backed Coup, Not ‘Reforms’
Tigrai Online, August 21, 2018
The rise of Abiy Ahmed Ali to power is part of a long-term plan orchestrated by Washington and its Arab allies
Nearly five months after a change in power in Ethiopia, the country is witnessing an outbreak of deadly communal violence in several regions. The surge in conflict has come after many years of political stability in the Horn of Africa nation, stirring fears that the country may be facing widespread chaos and even break-up.
There are also suspicions that the unprecedented instability is part of a US-backed geopolitical realignment, one which shifts Ethiopia from its strategic economic partnership with China, towards being a client of American-backed Arab regimes. This shift is happening without national consensus, driven by a new ruling faction. It is a fait accompli. Tantamount to a coup.
According to Ethiopian political sources, it is suspected that Abiy’s rise to power is part of a long-term plan orchestrated by Washington and its Arab allies to fundamentally reorient the Horn of Africa region away from China’s economic influence.
Ethiopia is on a knife-edge which could descend into widespread violence. But one thing is sure, the Western media’s spinning of a “reformist” new leader, Abiy Ahmed, is way off the mark. The prime minister seems more like a Trojan Horse figure whose entrance to office is primarily serving the geopolitical interests of Washington and its Arab client regimes, while jeopardizing his own country’s stability.
The Above is a snippet from an article by FINIAN CUNNINGHAM for Strategic Culture. Please read the whole article it is great analysis.
What the new leadership in Addis Ababa seems to be doing is rehabilitating remnants of the Derg.