QEERO, WHICH MEANS ‘Al-SHABAAB’ IN ARABIC, IS OROMIA’S CLADESTINE YOUTH MOVEMENT FOR ‘BILLISUMAA’ OR INDEPENDENCE.
When all attempts for armed struggle in the past 60 years failed, OLF designed recently a new strategy to achieve their long held mission of independent Oromia.
So what does this clandestine movement with hidden dangerous and terrifying agenda work or intends to achieve that long held dream of ‘Oromiya Billisumaa’, or ‘Independent Oromia’ look like.
Below is the action plan of this dangerous and yet evolving group. Their plan is to implement in the following sequence:
- Putting in place Qeerroo structure and overriding the formal government political structure by force.
- Infiltrating the OPDO’s structure with OLF members and ideology.
- Pretending to be more Ethiopian by just mentioning the name Ethiopia but no action in reality or taking actions to the contrary such as claiming premier (special) or preferential citizenship rights in Addis Ababa which promotes inequality in and on itself.
- Hallucinating other Ethiopians (especially the Amharas) to the extent to make them confused and be quite fine even if OLF publicly claim ownership of Addis Ababa and call the Addis residents (native Shewans) as immigrants from somewhere.
- Working on demarcating their borders and entering into a clash with Ethio-Somali, Sidama, and other neighbors. Claiming land from all other regions including Wollo.
- Cleansing Oromia from ‘immigrants’ who are non-Oromo Ethiopians born and raised in Oromia. A good indication of this is the ongoing massacres of Somalis in West Hararghe and the currently ongoing ‘starvation campaign’ by siege to undertake a massive ethnic cleansing in the 21 century in Ethiopia.
- Training pseudo-military in the name of Oromia police and undermining and attacking the federal law enforcement forces.
- Having a media (OMN and OBN) strong enough to brainwash the Oromos about self-rule, freedom, how Oromia is rich and big, and eventually about the need for independence.
- When they feel 1 -8 are succeesfully accomplished. In few years, secession will be as simple as citing article 39 and undertaking referendum. There will be neither legal reason nor military force to stop it.
- And pseudo-Islamic state of Oromia will declare independence under sharia law. Then it is only after that the Amharas will recover at that time from the Hallucination.
So, to prevent this from happening, all Ethiopians need to get united and stand for unity. Don’t fall to a trap accompanied only by a talk. And first order of business for Lemma Meggersa, is to first show us were his loyalty lies by making Oromia a heaven for all Ethiopians where equality, justice, and rule of law presides over inequality and claiming preferential right over other Ethiopians.
By Abdikarim Arab