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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:19 AM
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another 200 tanks sold
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(Saudia Arabia just bought 200 tanks from Germany and Now

the Ukraine just sold 200 tanks to Ethiopia)

Ethiopia buys arms as millions starve

Ethiopia is on another arms buying spree as millions of Ethiopians starve due to the worst drought in 60 years. According to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia is purchasing 200 battle tanks from Ukraine for over $100 million. Was it a coincidence that the day before Meles announcement, the British foreign aid office announced a $60 million emergency food aid donation to Ethiopia?

Why you might be excused for asking, does Ethiopia need 200 tanks? There isnt any realistic chance of any of Ethiopias neighbors invading Ethiopia, considering Ethiopia already has the largest best equipped army in Africa.

One of the primary reasons Ethiopia needs 200 tanks is to conduct its counterinsurgency campaigns against the ethnically based armed uprisings slowly engulfing much of the country. From the Ogaden in the southeast, to Tigray in the north, to Gambella in the west, and now it is reported, even spreading to much of Oromia in the southwest, the Ethiopian regime needs to be able to crush its own people and the latest installment of armor is long overdue. It is already 11 years since Ethiopia invaded Eritrea and in the process lost its best armored divisions, including at least two in one daylong disaster called the Battle of Tsorona.


As the Western media once again turns a blind eye, Ethiopia spends $100 million on tanks all the while millions of Somalis starve in Ethiopias Ogaden.


may the tanks in Saudia Arabia and Ethiopia rust, break down, and become a debt nightmare

may Germany and Ukraine's tank Barons get cronic crotch itch

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