Cont. from Oromo forum:
Unless the US administration invades Ethiopia and puts AFD in charge of the country by force as they did elsewhere around the world, I think there is no way Oromo people will freely elect these people for very simple reason. The current OLF leadership betrayed them and the cause of their fallen children!! This is fact. You are fully underestimating the struggle and commitment of the Oromo people for REAL freedom to determine their future by themselves with NO strings attached!
Anyone interested in ''current international geo-political situation'' could do a better service for the US if he cleans streets of DC. This means let us not fight for our freedom until the US grants your absolutely nonsense INDEPENDENT Oromia within integrated Ethiopia, which are mutually exclusive and rubbish even to think of.
It might help some individuals assume political posts until they get kicked out as usual via Bole and has nothing to do with Oromo politics.
True and lasting independence for which I think the oromo people are paying heavy price can only come by force. Not more, not less. If I were you I would work with other Oromo organizations on ways of strengthening our muscles rather than anything else. For this you need to precisely define your goal and stick to it till the end.
You donâ€™t always have to apply this force fully to your enemy. The mere possession overwhelming standing army will place you in much better position for any negotiation. The minimum you should done do is to approach your enemy in consultation with your people. You havenâ€™t done that and he people have legitimate write to be skeptical of you.
Now you go to conference to give us US-approved â€˜independent Oromiaâ€™ within â€˜integrated Ethiopiaâ€™ by begging, technically empty handed. Good Luck.
No country on earth can prevent our just fight for freedom in our own home land. Our struggle is no different from all independence struggles around the world all of which ended up with truly independent countries, from much smaller (recent example is Eritrea) and much bigger (USA) than Oromia. They all achieved this at different times in different â€˜international geopolitical situationsâ€™ with bitter sacrifices. As long Oromos remain the most peace loving people of on earth with no history of connection with international terrorism there is no one on earth who denies us our right for self determination of our destiny.
What you are preaching is some sort of half pregnancy which I think is naturally impossible unless it is an abortion. You can not compromise my freedom in my own home! Otherwise I fear we might head for an ugly situation.
I would be so happy if Oromians are asked today in a free and fair election and determine which one of the parties you listed (am member of none of them) is best for their country. To get at this stage is no business of the white house but of Oromos themselves. I hope you donâ€™t oppose this either. Or?
thanks for your opinion. Don't misunderstand me, I belong to neither of the above political organizations or groups. I just put forward my observation. I am an INDEPENDENT Oromo individual who do support any small step in Oromo liberation movement towards the END (Self-determination of Oromo people).
I do completely support your wish of "truelly" liberating Oromia to get complete INDEPENDENT Gadaa Republic of Oromia if that will be the result of self-determination. I am not against this KAYYOO per se, but I don't see at its feasibility at the moment and I am not yet sure of its benefit to Oromos in comparison to being Independent in an integrated Ethiopia. So INDEPENDENT Oromia in an INTEGRATED Ethiopia is what I think we now can achieve and may be it is also beneficial economically if we really are independent to decide on our fate. Then we will see if there will be a change in the international geo-political situation to favour our attempt to move forward to the END goal you suggest, if that is the wish of Oromo people.
Supposing that the END is a complete Independence of Oromia, my question to you is: why should you oppose sitting in Diredhawa the trip to Adaama (with no/little hinderance) eventhough your final destination is Finfinne (full of hinderance)? Should you fight with your friends who say let's first move to Adaama (nearer to the destination) and we will see if we can move on to the supposed END, Finfinne? Should you make them to your enemies and hinder the common journy from Diredhawa to Adaama?
Just as example, let's assume all Oromo poletical groups started the journey from Djibouti to Finfinne together and they all are now in Diredhawa. Then the difference between the Oromo groups/organizations looks as follows:
- OPDOs say Diredhawa is the END of our trip, we have reached our destination, so we just stay here.
- OFDM/FFOS people say we can move to Adaama, that is our destination.
- FIDO/ULFO people say whatever the hinderance, we have to push till Finfinne!!
Now it seems that OLF tries to support the move from Dirdhawa to Adaama and then see if the move till Finfnne will be feasible, beneficial and if it is the wish of Oromo majority. Is this bad???
Galatoomi, nagaa Waaqa Gadaan!!
First, the Oromo people had never known free elections since they had fallen to colonialism. We would not have needed all these rubbish discussions and insults if this were the case. And, I would never encourage my people to take part in any fake election. No REAL liberation has ever been achieved like that. I hope you understand me.
Secondly, comparison of a project like liberation of an occupied country is no match for a trip from DirreDawa to Finfinnee and I hope you understand this.
Even if I have to, because you brought the analogy, then I would take the so called morning bus which definitely takes me to Finfinnee without a stop in Adamaa, a town in which I have no friends but heinous enemies. It is worth staying that one more day with my friends and take that early morning bus than take the risks. If my illogical friend who knows no tomorrow insists to go today, then he must really be having some hidden agenda IN ADAMA other than the longer trip to Finfinnee.
Even in reality when I was a student at a large town in Oromia, I had exactly this problem of buses.
I had to wait one or two days on a street for the RIGHT bus rather take a bus that stops in a midway town and never goes further. There were sometimes connecting buses. Even then you have to pay more and when you try to change buses there are enough unknown bozonees who challenge you with your belongings. The town was foreign to me I had no friends but deadly enemies. Any one would beat me and rob me of my little money and most importantly my galaa for one week consisting of cuukkoo (immm), bassoo (immm), qincee (immm), daabboo (immm), etc. all made by mom if I ever stopped there. Yes this happend! As I was not armed I could not defend my self. This is very real. No one would risk this unless one is armed to his teeth. Sii galee? That was one day and I learned fro my mistake which no one else did the hard way. In my destination town, however, I had no fear as I had a lot of friends there; it was my other home.
So, unless I am armed to teeth to kill off all possible hyenas in Adamaa I wonâ€™t advise my good friend to leave today. If HE has urgent business IN ADAAMAA, then he can decide for himself, but my early morning bus tomorrow is very fast and will not stop to pick him up in Adaamaa. He may join us in Finfinnee another day, if he really had that destination in the first place.
Yoo innuu harâ€™a fira fakkaatee natti garagalee nasaamee woo biyyan ani himbeeknetti? Himmm!!!
Is this not exactly what happened in 1992, Obboo Walfidaa? Do you also think that Oromos are foolish? It is in the interest of every freedom loving Oromo to put end to the suffering of our people as soon as possible. However, in my view, it must be done in a more responsible and calculable way than this repeatedly failed short-cut approach.
Sii galtee dubbiin?
galatoomi, dubbiin akka salphaatti waan ilaalan miti. "it must be done in a more responsible and calculable way than this repeatedly failed short-cut approach!" This is what we two can agree on. Just look at the benefit and risk of both approaches and agree on the more beneficial or the less risky one. But we have to go beyond such abstract view and take concrete measures!!!!