The Washington Examiner(Washington) : While The United States call on the UN Security Council and wider international community to come together to push for a peaceful resolution of this ongoing conflict and condemns in the strongest terms human rights violations and abuses in Ethiopia, including those involving the killings, forced removals, and systemic sexual violence Turkish government have an intention to side with the Ethiopian and Eritrean government to continue the on going genocide and ethnic cleansing.

Erdogan seeks to undermine many more Biden initiatives. Consider Ethiopia, where the Biden administration has worked admirably to restrain Ethiopian Prime Minister and Nobel Laureate Abiy Ahmed’s genocidal campaign against Ethiopia’s Tigray population. Biden asked his friend Sen. Chris Coons to speak with Abiy. Biden then appointed Jeffrey Feltman to be his special envoy to seek peace in the Horn of Africa. More recently, USAID administrator Samantha Power traveled to the country to seek to convince Abiy to end attempts at collective punishment of the Tigrayans and to allow aid into the region. Abiy refused to meet with her.

Instead, in recent days, Abiy has traveled to Turkey, ostensibly to promote diplomacy. In reality, it appears the meeting was to arrange delivery of Bayraktar TB2 and Anka-S drones to Abiy’s forces to use against the Tigrayans. Such drones could be as much a game-changer in the Horn of Africa as they were in the South Caucasus when Azeri forces overran Armenian towns in Nagorno-Karabakh.

In effect, Erdogan’s actions are for drone proliferation what Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan was for nuclear weapons. Erdogan and his clients may seek ethnic cleansing against Yazidis, Armenians, and Tigrayans, but, for both ideological and financial reasons, Erdogan does not care.

Like Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken prefers to sign strongly worded statements. Increasingly, adversaries and allies alike ignore him. If America projected strength, perhaps Biden’s and Blinken’s words would matter. But when America projects weakness, dictators like Erdogan and Abiy simply run roughshod over U.S. interests and the foundations of the post-World War II liberal order. What’s happening in Afghanistan is bad enough, but Biden’s and Blinken’s impotence means such atrocities could become the rule rather than the exception.

The UN humanitarian Organizations like OCHA warns the starvation and hunger worsening situations, and here are the highlights about the situation:

The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations. © OCHA
  • Humanitarian access into Tigray remains restricted to one road through Afar Region, with insecurity, extended delays with clearances, and intense search at checkpoints.
  • One hundred trucks of food, non-food items and fuel, including at least 90 trucks of food, must enter Tigray every day to sustain assistance for at least 5.2 million people.
  • Between 5-11 August, food partners reached more than 320,000 people under Round 1 and more than 1 million people under Round 2.
  • Partners reached about 184,000 people with water, 10,000 children with educational programs, and donated 10,000 textbooks in support of the school reopening effort.
  • The spill over of the conflict into neighboring Afar and Amhara regions continues to take a heavy toll on civilians.
Access Map - Tigray Region
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations. © OCHA

Another UN rights organization UN-Human rights reports as: Ethnic Tigrayans Forcibly Disappeared: For weeks, Ethiopia‘s authorities in Addis Ababa have rounded up, forcibly disappeared scores of Tigrayans, & shut down businesses leaving many desperately waiting for news of their relatives & residents struggling to make ends meet.

Exterior of a building with the words "Federal Police HQ" on it
Ethiopian Federal Police headquarters in Addis Ababa. © 2008 Vob08, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

While we were performing, the police came in and said, “We heard singing in Tigrinya. You have to stop singing in Tigrinya.” They spoke to the owner of the club. They were speaking between Oromo and Amharic – we understood some of the Amharic – and they were saying, “You know that we are shutting down all the Tigrayan clubs, why are you still allowing them to sing?” Our owner came to us [the Tigrayan performers] and said, “You are good workers, and I am sorry to let you go, but if I keep you, they will shut us down completely.”


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