Beles wrote:An Ethiopia that descends in to chaos is a security nightmare for US. And policy analysts in Washington at last clearly has identified Meles as the source of that instability. The old tribal loyalty in TPLF has long been replaced by self interest. Most of the high and middle ranking military personnel that exist to day are not only trained by US but also draw their pay check from funds provided by US whether in peace keeping mission or in the country. Meles's only leverage over the armed forces is the funds provided by US. They are often deployed where ever US needs them. Therefore who ever is favored by US will take command of the armed forces.
The three choices given to Meles, Tewodros Adhanom the current minister of health who is more of a technocrat than a politician, Arkebe Oqubay an inside rival and whose administrative style shown to be different to that of Meles, and former Chief of Staff and General Tsadkan Gebre-Tensae who was dismissed by Meles shows that US is not only interested in changing Meles but his style of governance too. The absence of Meles's hand picked yes men (Hailemariam Desalegn et. al) clearly shows US will not give Meles a room to play Putin in the post Meles politics of Ethiopia.ras wrote:The key question. Why would the US want to change meles?
U.S will give power to a leader that will spread neoliberalism in Ethiopia. The leader must allow Western corporations to come in and exploit. If the Ethiopian army is under the control of U.S army, you might as well say we are already neocolonized, it is a done deal. This means the army only answer to the well being of the West but not Ethiopians and its unity.