Friday, July 31, 2009

Waging a specter war is marginally insane: the ‘inside rebel territory’ show-off case in point

By Gumaa Guddaa


I watched the clip of video show of the so called ‘inside rebel territory’ with a sense of déjà vu. Then I reminded myself that it is the month of July. It has become a modus operandi for some to parade unsuspecting armed young Oromo men and women in front of the enemy just to collect few thousand dollars in the name of the Oromo struggle from equally unsuspecting Oromo public. On the other hand, it is no brainier understanding that it is a feel day for the Wayanne security services. Why on earth do these mindless so called leaders do not seem to understand or care to understand the reasons why other serious genuine freedom fighters mask their face to protect their true identity?

The security implication is the blindingly obvious consequence of such a futile show-off. The people who invited the journalist to have access to the training base of the fighters did not make an effort to hide the geographical location of the force. An intelligence officer with a rudimentary training in assessing a force can see and read from the clip a great deal of information. For instance, one could clearly see that the force is at an early stage of training. What about their apparent display of jubilant mood? That suggests their lack of awareness of what lies ahead. Lack of patience and excess display of emotion is a trademark of a force that has not seen a day of proper battle. A battle hardened well trained fighting force would have been in a reflective mood mentally and physically much leaner and meaner.

Most of all what about the portrayed abundance of food and water? Any one with the remotest idea of guerrilla warfare would have saved the food and water for rainy days. The first and foremost thing a trainer has to do to prepare a freedom fighter for survival would be to educate his friends to be able to live on minimal amount of food and water – to survive hanger and thrust that will be the norm for the whole life time of the movement.

The bitter reality of the outcome of such an ill thought exercise for what ever reason will be most unfortunate for the people in this video clip. If they will not quickly evaporate the enemy will be on their heel in hot pursuit. Or they will learn the hard way what the reality of war is and those who survive may do it the right way next time round. The other unfortunate consequence of such a disingenuous political choreography for monetary gains of the few will dent once again the hope and aspiration of the Oromo people who yearn for a genuine force that can one day beat Wayyane.

The other challenge is that the clip shows the force is being trained as a conventional army. Is the force being supported by Eritrea? I raise this question because of even a bigger problem that this might cause. Eritrea is being associated rightly or wrongly with the Al Shabab in Somalia as a result of which it has been associated with extremism and even Al Qaeda. It is an open secrete that Eritrean president Afewarki and Zenawi do not like each other anymore and would do anything to undermine each other. So it is highly likely that the so called ‘inside rebel territory’ may have been orchestrated by Eritrea. The military uniform worn by some is a big give away too. Over all, I raise this question because we have seen the similar exercise by Eritrea in and around the border of Sudan and Oromia in 2004 resulting in yet another humiliation for the Oromo people.

Another crucial military tactical question I have would be has the force on display already reached a stage of open confrontation with the Wayyane? If it is a guerrilla force that has reached that stage, by now one would expect them at least to have controlled half of Oromia prior to such bravado.

I am afraid this sort of dram is not the first time or will not be the last either. It is beyond my comprehension how inconsiderate one could be to squander the good will of men and women who are ready to pay the ultimate sacrifice for their freedom and country. The pretence reminded me of what the Human Rights Watch Africa concluded and advised us some time ago. They concluded that the Wayyane regime and those who claim they are waging a war on behalf of the Oromo people well know that there is no proper war. However, both conveniently pretend that there is a war going on to remain in power and not willing to face the reality respectively. The lies on both sides however give an excuse to the Wayyane regime to kill and torture the Oromo people. They advised both to stop acting irresponsibly. Now, do not be surprised if the Wayyane will now unleash a wave of arrest all over Oromia for a drama that has been played out far away for collection of money from the Oromo diaspora. Come on, the Oromo people deserve better.

One final question for those who specialize in drama is this. When will we see video of a real battle? When will we see video of bodies of killed Wayyane soldiers, Wayyane POWs? When will we see liberated towns and villages shown in your videos? Before all these do me a favor and do not post these videos on the internet for all to see for the sake the safety of our brave boys and girls and their families in Oromia.

I look forward to watch all the material when it will be released fully in August as promised. I hope and pray that those who repeat the same mistake over and over again will come to their senses and rationality and start to put the interest of Oromia before their own. If it is totally the work of a third party the collaborators must think and rethink again. In the meanwhile I am eager to hear what people think the pros and cons of the so called ‘inside rebel territory’ video.

Gumaa Guddaa can be reached via e-mail at gumaguda@yahoo.com

Have your say!

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obbo Gumaa,

You hit the nail on the head in one case: that these people are selling our kids for a living. But when will you wake up to the second point you missed in your article? Do you think these people are stupid? No, they know what they are doing. And they know that what they are doing is very bad for the Oromo struggle. But that is exactly what you are supposed to do when you work for the enemy. I know for a fact that they work for and with the enemys of the Oromo struggle. It is time you excuse them by presenting them as ignorants who don't know what they are doing.

Ogina said...

Aite Gumaa,
fault finding and negative criticism are the very easy and cheapest job that even the imbeciles can do! I am sure you are not in a position even to call a single person to rally behind the cause you want to serve, but you do villify those who try to do their best. Such comment and criticism can only come from either a smart foe or the stu*pid friend of QBO. Which one are you?? Other wise enjoy the following and read it 3000X/d in order to refom your furrii mind:

"Be The Man in the Arena. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt, speaking at the Sorbonne in Paris on April 23, 1910"

Anonymous said...

Ogina, Ogina, Ogina!

"Kan qullaa kaate irra kan guca fuute" jedhan jarri keenya. The content of the video clip is naked and Gumaa has stated the obvious. Do you think raising legitimate questions is bad? The problem is you cannot think. I feel sorry for you.

As to the bustards who have no function but shame the Oromo people and make few bucks, their days are numbered. Oromo people are awake and such stupidity should not continue.

The point is that they are committing crime against humanity and crime shall never pay. As anonymous said they are the enemy. They are on Wayane payroll. We will get rid of them when we get rid of Wayane. Until then let them milk a cow like you. Support them give them money and let them spend it for you.

Anonymous said...

"Kan qullaa kaate irra kan guca fuute" jedhan jarri keenya. The content of the video clip is naked and Gumaa has stated the obvious. Do you think raising legitimate questions is bad? The problem is you cannot think. I feel sorry for you.

As to the bustards who have no function but shame the Oromo people and make few bucks, their days are numbered. Oromo people are awake and such stupidity should not continue.

The point is that they are committing crime against humanity and crime shall never pay. As anonymous said they are the enemy. They are on Wayane payroll. We will get rid of them when we get rid of Wayane. Until then let them milk a cow like you. Support them give them money and let them spend it for you.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how one can say so much from a 23 sec. long video clip that is put together to serve as a peek prev. We have not seen or heard anything from the rebels or their leaders that amount to " Bravado". As far as security concern is concerned, it should not be an issue because they are rebel fighters not student activists. I wonder if it occurred to you that they are probably displaying their confidence, which is perfectly fine and encouraged as one of tactics in warfare. You also criticized them for not saving food for " rainy days". Unless you have watched the whole documentary, I have not seen those fighters eating. Why don't you wait until they devour the camel carcass? If that ever happens. I have been long bewildered why we rush to butcher ourselves at every opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Obbo Gumaa,

There are times when we dhoose to show restraint even when we see suspicious activities. It is coomon sense that you will not empower your enemies by crying crocodile tears. We are a people engaged in a serious struggle of our rights and many are paying in their life and other things. It is an untold story of what is going on in Oromia. I do not believe that any Oromo is playing with oromo life for their own interest. They may commit mistakes along the way. We should still march on with iut giving a cause for our enemies.
This is a time when we should stand shoulder to shoulder even when there are divisions among politicians. At the end of the day, whether a video clip is shown or not, the deciding factor will be what have you done so far? I sense recrimination from some whose whole interest is to advance some sectors. As for me I, will not crisize any one of them on the internet, but take the opportunity when we get time at public meetings. That is where you show your Oromummaa. If not I will start suspecting your motives.

Anonymous said...

the woyane regime is going to conduct a fake election soon. And here is another excuse made for them to torment the Oromo people. Would we be surprised if we see the same guys paraded on Ethio tv on coming months? We have seen it before, we would see it again.

Anonymous said...

Reply to the last post by anonymous)
OLF or no OLF, woyane will continue to harass the oromo people because its biggest threat is the Oromo people not OLF. TPLF knows very what OLF is capable of. They know each other very well. So, that is not my biggest worry. We have not seen the documentary yet, so to discuss something about which we don't have enough information does not make sense to me.

Ayaantu said...

Dear Ogina,

I hope and pray this is not the Ogina I know (Ogina is a web-based (maga)zine featuring art, literature, interviews, and criticism that relate, directly or indirectly, to the experiences of Oromo in diaspora. ) calling a fellow Oromo furri mind. I leave it up to Ogina to investigate and protect it's respected name as an organization with Oromo value, safu oromumma.

dhugaa bahee said...

lmost i agree with the writer that the main causes for the grave problem in olf is CONSPIRACY, SABOTAGE AND MANIPULATION by YOHANIS LATA( LENCHO) and his clique including tadese eba, dawit ibsa, abraham lata and other remenants of ECHAT. they entered OLF sugarcotted as dedicated nationalist and started conspiring to divert KAYOO / destney from freedom of oromia to perpetuate colonization of oromia and rule with HABASHAS.
yaa oromo we are so weak and unable to clear our house and stand for our freedom WHY?????????????? yesterday AMHARA ruling us to day TIGRE WHY????????????????? look oromia all other people in the empire is treated as frist class citizen while oromo land distributed among Habashas until when????????????????? look the condition our people in and other in oromia???????????????? who is going to find a solution???????????? I, U and other true oromo nationalist but how???????????????????? the solution is as follow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OLF was founded by OROMO NATIONALIST such as MOHAMED OMER QADI, JARA ABBA GADDA, ELEMO QILTU AND OTHER HEROS IN 1969 IN SOMALIA DURING PICKS OF DECOLONIZATION OF AFRICA.

WARRNING to remined FELLOW OROMO


NEVER COPY HABASH HISTORY OR PHILOSOPHY, your opinion or advise must be based on true history and supported by evidence. never hide truth and fabricate stories specially with oromo CAUSE. OLF NOT CREATED IN FINFINE by old gaurd shanes IT WAS ECHAT LED BY BARO TUMES DURING EARLY YEARS OF MILITARY DURGU GOVERNMENT estabilished as EMALEDIH.in finfine THERE WAS only POCKETS OF OROMO NATIONALIST group SUCH AS OROMIA advocates freedom AND BAKALCHA dominated by shane advocating ethiopianism even LENCO was and still beleive in united habasha dominated ethiopia the was and is the cause for the loss of life of oromo nationalist from HARARGE and PARTS of OROMIA and and crisis of 1978 when olf splited and fall in the hands of conispiring wolfs. ALL THE WAY AND ALL THIS TIME WE MISLEAD BY LENCHO AND HIS GROUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH YAA OROMO LETS TAKE ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE SOLUTION!!!

oromuma and OROMO'S CORE VALUE IS IT'S creation and EMPLMENTATION FOR CENTURIES of ITS SOCI-POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEM CALLED"SIRNA GADAA" THE FEDERALLY ESTABLISHED POLITICAL ADMINISTRATION DURING PEACE AND WAR TIME. MY FELLOW OROMO'S LET US RE INTRODUCE THE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF SIRNA GADAA.to do this we have to liberate from the chain of Lencho and his gangs manipulation and create viable FEDERALLY STRUCTURED FIVE REGIONAL INSTITUTION AS THE DAYS OF GADAA FOR NORTH,SOUTH, EAST, WEST ANF CENYTRAL OROMIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TO MAKE IT REALy working solution OROMOS OUT SIDE HAS TO EMPLEMENT WITH IN A YEAR. FROM FIVE OROMO REGIONS FOR EXAMPLE FROM EAST J/JARRA AND MAHDI FROM WEST IBSA GUTAMA AND GALASA FROM SOUTH PROFESSORE HAMDESA AND AMAN KADIRE. FROM CENTRE LUBE AND DR MOKRIA FROM NORTH TWO DEDICATED OROMO NATIONALIST. YAA OROMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HOPE BY NOW YOU ARE MATURE ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND AND CONTRIBUTE FOR THIS PROPOSAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SEE AND THINK THE REALITY ON THE GROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALL OROMO ORGANIZATIONS CATEGORIZE REGIONALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL FIVE OROMO REGIONS MUST CREATE THEIR OWN OLF AND BRING THESE FIVE TO FORM ONE NATIONAL OLF FROM ALL REPRESENTATIVES OF FIVE REGION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MY FELLOW OROMO " WE HAVE TO DO THIS NOW" PLEASE HAVE DISCUSSION AND DIALOG TO YOUR RESPECTIVE TRUE OROMO NATIONALIST AND COME OUT WITH 25 MEMBER FOR EACH REGION. 125 OROMO HAYUUS WILL BE CENTRAL COMMITE OF OLF AND 3 FROM EACH 5 REGION WILL BE OLF 15 SUPERIME COUNCIL MEMBERS AMONG THIS LEADERSHIP WILL BE ELECTED. WHO WILL WORK ON THIS???????????? WHO WILL ORGANIZE AND CONTRIBUTE. I KNOW mony OROMO NATIONALISTS OUT THERE TO FINALISE THE RE-ORGANIZATION OF OLF AND THE REALIZATION OF FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC OROMIA?????????????????????????????????????

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