Meles Can’t Afford War with Eritrea: Ex-Air Force Chief

A military that suffers from deep ethnic division and Tigrayan dominance

By TesfaNews,

A secret U.S. diplomatic cable sent from Addis Ababa by Ambassador Donald Yamamoto indicates a series of conversations with individuals close to the government and/or to individuals within the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition. One of his conversation was with the former air force commander.

Major-General Alemshet Degiffe (an Oromo) who purged in 2006 while serving as commander of the Ethiopian Air Force told the Ambassador that the Ethiopian military suffers from deep ethnic division and Tigrayan dominance. Continue reading

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Meles Can’t Afford War with Eritrea: Ex-Air Force Chief

A military that suffers from deep ethnic division and Tigrayan dominance

By TesfaNews,

A secret U.S. diplomatic cable sent from Addis Ababa by Ambassador Donald Yamamoto indicates a series of conversations with individuals close to the government and/or to individuals within the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition. One of his conversation was with the former air force commander.

Major-General Alemshet Degiffe (an Oromo) who purged in 2006 while serving as commander of the Ethiopian Air Force told the Ambassador that the Ethiopian military suffers from deep ethnic division and Tigrayan dominance. Continue reading

Meles Can’t Afford War with Eritrea: Ex-Air Force Chief

A military that suffers from deep ethnic division and Tigrayan dominance

By TesfaNews,

A secret U.S. diplomatic cable sent from Addis Ababa by Ambassador Donald Yamamoto indicates a series of conversations with individuals close to the government and/or to individuals within the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition. One of his conversation was with the former air force commander.

Major-General Alemshet Degiffe (an Oromo) who purged in 2006 while serving as commander of the Ethiopian Air Force told the Ambassador that the Ethiopian military suffers from deep ethnic division and Tigrayan dominance. Continue reading