Ethiopia: TPLF is Dead and Buried with Meles Zenawi
- By taking over Ethiopia the TPLF was forced to shift from an organization that fought to liberate Tigray into becoming the leadership core of Ethiopia. This move forced the TPLF to partly abandon their Tigray cause.
- TPLF’s increasing partnership with international multinational corporations and its reliance on various business ventures that it uses to control the nation has turned the core TPLF leadership into business personalities that are distant to the cause that propelled them to power and ultimately to financial gains.
- The above two developments have turned the TPLF organization into a business organization that all involved see as a way to gain financial advantages. Doing revolutionary work, defending a nation from the trenches and sacrificing self for greater good have lost meaning for the veteran TPLF. As a result, the former TPLF fighters are not on the trenches in Badme and places like Tsorona. They have vacated these fields altogether and those that remain are in military leadership positions. Almost all of the Ethiopian forces are comprised of other Ethnic groups and they are not committed to the TPLF agenda.