(By Assefa Negash, M.D. )
Amstelveen, Holland – the 17th of July 2017
Let me start discussion of a disturbing case of a 13 years old Amara girl from a small town called Maksingt, in the Gonder area of the so-called Amara region by acquainting readers with the enlightening piece known as Kissinger’s December 1974 “National Security Memorandum 200”. This memorandum has been designed to bring about forced population reduction in countries that are of paramount interest to US global political strategy. This 123-pages long document, which has been kept confidential for 15 years, has been declassified and made available to the public on the 7th of March 1989. This document deals with American concern with population growth and suggests ways of reducing this demographic menace to American strategic interest and world peace. I have here after reproduced excerpts from this memorandum extensively by way of contextualizing the obsession of agencies such as USAID with family planning and reproductive health programs in countries like Ethiopia. It becomes also apparent how the fascist minority Tigrean regime has seized upon this opportunity to target a major Ethiopian group i.e. the Amara people by synchronizing US global concern about demographic pressure with TPLF’s fascistic policy of erasing the identity of the Amara people. The Amaras have been singled out as the major target of TPLF’s political struggle for the empowerment of Tigreans since TPLF made its political debut at Dedebit, Tigrai in February 1975.
Find here after the relevant excerpts from the “National Security Memorandum 200”, which is believed to be the brain-child of the former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. …… ( Read more pdf)