The relentless effort by Tigrai’s enemies to extinguish Tigreans from this planet has made Tigrai stronger and wiser. Prior to the campaign against Tigrai few years ago, Tigrai used to be weak and gullible. It had no media, no diaspora community, and no defense to speak of, they were dormant. Today, Tigrai commands all the instruments of national power with the exception of air power. The recent invasion of Tigrai can only catapult Tigreans above and beyond the status quo. As Nietzsche put it: “what does not kill you, can only make you stronger”.
When Tigrai’s enemies targeted it five years ago, Tigreans had no voice. They enemies fabricated the “minority narrative” and launched the “Down! Down!” campaign against them with no push back. They engaged in pogroms, hunting down Tigreans residing amongst them, closing all roads leading to Tigrai. It was after they declared the “95 vs 5 percent” narrative that Tigreans decided to respond. Today, Tigreans have their own go to medias, world class social media activists, and articulate personalities capable of shaking the world. Tegaru have degraded the “no more” intervention herd (a brainchild of a Tigrean Judas) into the “disarm” Weyane crows. By the way, Weyane was, is, and will be the undisputed champion in this contest simply because the Tigrean masses stand behind it! Anyone interested in emulating Weyane, the G.O.A.T, should focus on addressing the needs and wants of their constituency, and stay out of other peoples’ business!
Few years ago, it seemed the streets and avenues of Western capitals were occupied by Tigrai genocidaires. For many years, Tigreans watched them making hate speeches against Tigreans and harassing their leaders in the grand avenues of Western cities. The Tigrean diaspora appeased these fascists until their leaders began invading Tigrai. The Tigrai diaspora has masterfully applied the instruments of public diplomacy and prevailed against several governments. Today, the Tigrean diaspora is more organized and effective than most governments, obliging their enemies to close their embassies and recall their ambassadors.
Last year, the Tigrai had less than ten thousand paramilitary and militia personnel. The majority of its youth was engaged in farming, education, civil service, and commerce. The people of Tigrai trusted the Ethiopian defense forces with their lives. They never suspected betrayal. Its enemies took advantage of Tigrai’s good faith in Ethiopia and sent troops, in tandem with foreign powers, to murder the young, rape the women, and destroy its livelihood. Today, Tigrai has raised a military capable of defending its territory against enemies. Tegaru have effectively downsized the “game over” slogan into a “survival” struggle.
Now, Tigrai’s enemies have launched a second full-scale invasion to extinguish Tigreans from the face of the earth. They ignited this war to collect blood dividend from the siege that starved, sickened, and disconnected Tigreans for months. But this is a futile effort. Why? Because war is the application of policy by other means. Tigrai’s policy is lightyears advanced than its enemies. So, Tigrai will certainly prevail against its enemies and more.
The question is: what kind of capability will Tigrai acquire in the process of defeating its sworn enemies? Tigrai will secure the wherewithal to rule its own destiny. Tigrai will command the power to exercise its natural right to political, security (land, sea, air, space, cyber), economic, and cultural SELF DETERMINATION!! Tigrai will release its full potential where sky is the limit. Till then, all Tigreans should remain steadfast and in solidarity until the vampires coveting Tigrean blood are defeat by barrel and over the bench. Yes! Tigrai can defeat them militarily and diplomatically, does not matter: Tigrai has what it takes, stuff called A JUST CAUSE!
Fate has slated Tigrai to prevail now and thrive tomorrow. I will wrap up with a quote from John Adams, America’s second president, on his trip to Europe, seeking support for American independence struggle, the French nobility he dined with were shocked by his lack of taste in poetry and music. Adams replied:
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”