Skip to content

Ginbot 7 on withdrawal of Meles Zenawi’s troops from Somalia


After 2 years of wreaking havoc in Somalia and suffering a humiliating defeat, the Meles regime in Ethiopia this week is forced to withdraw its invading army.

Ginbot 7 believes that the invasion of Somalia was unnecessary, and the result has been devastating for both the people of Somalia and Ethiopia in terms of losses of lives and scarce resources.

Humanitarian agencies estimate that over 10,000 Somali civilians have been killed and 2 million were made homeless as a direct result of the invasion of Somalia by Meles Zenawi’s regime. Thousands of young Ethiopians who were sent to fight the senseless war in Somalia have been wounded and killed in vain. Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent in the war that could have been used to feed starving children. In short, the decision by the Meles dictatorship to invade Somalia had been extremely harmful to Ethiopia and the whole Horn of Africa region.

Meles Zenawi and all the government officials in Ethiopia who had planned and executed the Somalia invasion must be held accountable for not only harming the short and long term interests of Ethiopia in the region, but equally importantly for committing war crimes, including torture, rape and mass murder against Somali civilians.

Ginbot 7 is thus demanding the immediate resignation of Meles Zenawi and his regime. We urge all Ethiopian civic and political groups to come together and work to bring an end to the TPLF devastating rule that is the root cause of most of the suffering in Ethiopia today.

Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice Freedom and Democracy

More info:

6 thoughts on “Ginbot 7 on withdrawal of Meles Zenawi’s troops from Somalia

  1. Bravo Ginbot 7. I am waiting the day Weyane tugs hunted for their crime all over the world.I hope it is not going to be long.We already seen the signs.The more weyane agressive becomes,the more his days in power are shortrs.

  2. i did not think ethiopian media would talk like this… however that is the reality, the millions of dollars spent on war against Somalia was already paid by Devil US. Ethiopia is not capable invading another country – why..?? because there are millions of Ethiopians who are starving. I think Devil Meles is insane is a dog for Devil Bush.

  3. Unnecessary war!
    A war which results in enemity with Somali people!
    A war to be compensated by future Ethiopian generation!
    A war which does not represent Ethiopian interest at all!

    A government which hid millions of starved people to international community to gain good image but squandered millions of money on useless war.

    Unity First

  4. Hi everyone,
    The Somali people appreciated how Ethopians welcomed into their country during their clan fighting and were very close to forget their past enmity untill Meles and his cohort in washington decided to invade Somalia. This invasion was disctructive to the people of Horn of Africa. It is time we Stop fighting over borders and fight the borderless problems we have like drought, lack of education etc.

  5. A case of selective amnesia is apparent in this article and the subsequent comments. What happened to the fact that the Islamic court declared Jihad against ethiopia? Does Ethiopia has no right to defend itself? Does Ethiopia has to wait till the Islamic court acquires a fully functional airforce and navy?
    It was a necessary move that twarted Egypt’s and Eritrea’s proxy armies in somalia. People who are blind to see this are suffering from selective amnesia.

  6. Nubien, when Ethiopia invades other country, is that a self defend ? For sure no, it is an aggresion of madness which controlls the minds of such persons like you. The Somalis have a right to do every thing possible on their soil to protect their mother land from any evil aggressor. But if Somalis will invade Ethiopia, we leave that for future and Ethiopians rather than talking speculations now. Obivously, Woyane is not defending Ethiopia, but more exposing Ethiopia to enemity with our neighboring countries.

Leave a Reply