Wikileaks Ethiopia Files: Ethiopia Bombs Itself, Blames Eritrea

Recently released Wikileaks Ethiopia files expose how Ethiopian security forces planted 3 bombs that went off in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on September 16, 2006 and then blamed Eritrea and the Oromo resistance for the blasts in a case that raises serious questions about the claims made about the bombing attempt against the African Union summit earlier this year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In a report  from 2006 marked “Secret ; Subject: Ethiopia: Recent Bombings Blamed on Oromos Possibly the Work of GOE [Government of Ethiopia]” “Classified By: Charge [d’Affairs] Vicki Huddleston”, “An embassy source, as well as clandestine reporting, suggests that the bombing may have in fact been the work of the GoE security forces.” (Cable reference id: #06ADDISABABA2708.)

At the time, the western media reported the Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) claims that the bombs were “part of a coordinated terror attack by the OLF [Oromo Liberation Front, the oldest national  liberation movement in Ethiopia] and  Sha’abiya (Eritrea) aimed at disrupting democratic development”.

The Wikileaks report goes on, “a typically reliable information source” who “contacted Post to report that” the bodies of three men found at the bomb sites “had been picked up by police a week prior, kept in detention and tortured. He said police then left the men in a house and detonated explosives nearby, killing 3 of them.”

This exposes the history of how the Ethiopian regime has planted bombs and then blamed Eritrea and the Ethiopian resistance. The lies that make up the official version of this alleged terrorist attack raises serious questions about the credibility of the recently released report by the UN via its US State Department affiliate, the Monitoring Group for Eritrea and Somalia, which blames the Eritreans and the OLF for the January bombing attempt at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Identical lies about a nearly identical “terrorist attack”, all accepted as fact by the western media. This should also deliver another body blow to the Obama White House and its claims that Eritrea supports terrorism in the Horn of Africa.

So once again the bellowing against Eritrea by the USA and it lackeys at the UN going back to 2006 is exposed as complete bunkum and an identical frame up of Eritrean and the Oromo resistance in Ethiopia that has been regurgitated by the UN and its truth challenged Monitoring Group on Eritrea and Somalia must be subject to a more critical scrutiny. Based on this expose’ it can only be hoped that the UN inSecurity Council, which has yet to decide whether to pass severe sanctions against Eritrea, will refrain from doing so.

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Thomas Mountain

Thomas C. Mountain, author of “Storm Clouds Over South Sudan” in 2010 and “US Plan To Destabilize Sudan” in 2012 is a life long activist, educator and cultural historian, living and writing from Eritrea since 2006. He can be reached at thomascmountain_at_yahoo_dot_com. 

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  • Gashaw

    The Meles regime has been abusing the anti terrorism policy of the United States to terrorize it’s own people! Killing people who are under custody is in itself terrorism! The Obama administration should work with freedom loving opposition groups who had mAssive grassroot support! Because tyrants with out grass root support are bound to fall!

  • kebede

    The truth is unfolding. The wolf in sheep skin is coming naked.

  • at ginda

    Mr Thomas Mountain,

    We know very well that you are a mercenery journalist for the dictatorial regime of the PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC president of Eritrea.

    Would you please stop parrotting in the undignified service of a ruthless dictator who relentlessly suffocates his own people and deny them Liberty, Freedom of Life and the Pursuit of happiness!

    If you do have a dignified consience and care for the ordinary citizen:
    Why is that you do not demand the full implementation of the 1997 ratified Eritrean constitution?
    Why don’t you demand the establishment of the rule of law in Eritrea?
    Why don’t you demand the release of the veteran fighters-cum-politicians & comrades-in-arms of the ruthless dictator? And if they have committed a crime, still a big if, that they get a hearing before the courts?
    Why is the free press shut down in Eritrea? Why don’t you demand the release of the free press journalists still languishing for no reason in jails in Eritrea?
    Why is Eritrea’s only higher learning institution, the Asmara Univ., still closed?
    Why is there in Eritrea a slave camp for the youth who toil for free in the name of national military service?
    Why are young people fleeing the country in thousand months after months to neighbouring countries and as far as north to Egypt, Malta, Cyprus, Libya, Israel, the Gaza Strip, and Europe bound?

    In fact, you are NOT an Eritrean but a renegade US citizen with no future perspective and hope to earn a decent life! You sew seeds of hatred and animosity among black African countries!

    What Delusional foot soldier are you — Apparently, you suffer from a non-curable Psychosis!!!

    • Rob

      Really? come on. This man is just stating facts and reporting that unveiled documents suggest Eritrea innocences. Read and look deeper within the article please.

    • Mulugheta Mesfin

      At Ginda,
      Eritrea has enemies and the President is defending and building his nation(what you called slave labor)
      The US and its Western Puppets like UK etc don’t give a damn about democracy. In 2005 several million Ethiopian voters voted out the current dictator of Ethiopia but since he is the West’s SOB they kept him in power(Ethiopia can’t survive without foreign aid).Our ratified constitution can not be implemented while our soverign territory is under Ethiopia. The West don’t respect rule of law all the time. They do that only when it suits their purpose. Obama is a lawyer who has no respect for the rule of law. Otherwise he would not have sanctioned Eritrea for no reason. There is no proof that Eritrea supported al shebab etc but Obama does not care for the facts. Obama can’t have black folk who can take of their business without the Whiteman’s help. Pres. Obama can’t have a president in Eritrea who will build his country without the West’s permission. Obama does not want Eritrea to set a good example for other Africans. Eritrea has not done any malicious thing against the USA. Our only crime is believing in ourselves and rejecting US aid. I don’t think neither of these is a crime. If we need help we will ask for it. What is wrong with being a can-do African nation? Nothing.
      God bless Eritrea, God bless the USA, and God bless president Isaias Afwerki and the PFDJ.

  • Mr Thomas thank you for your hard work and stiking with eritrean peaple. You are true eritrean and God bless you

  • Mark

    Like the other few renaming westerners remaining in Asmara, I am continually disgusted by Mountain’s propaganda disguised as journalism. I look forward to the day when he is brought to justice for the crimes he has supported, along with the rest of the sorry regime. I will make it my personal mission to make sure he is.

  • rose,

    wow,i am shocked!i don’t know what to believe or not any more!damn!!!

    • Rob

      One of the most honest things I heard today.

  • Rob

    Believible. Why is most of y’all hostile? Listen to the facts, look through the opinionated bull(explicit). Everything thats being stated within the news is not always true. Open-mindedness is be one step closer to seeing clearly.

  • alem

    Rarely one encounter a person who have published so much outrageous articles filled with lies and exaggeration a mire reading of the name will immediately creates suspicion. In most cases you will completely ignore the article written by this type of people. The unforgettable name of Thomas C. Mountain is one of thous people. Even we who oppose the Ethiopian government have a hard time believing his stories. Let me be frank and say I am no fun of the Eritrean regime which he is a hired mouth. I just wonder why the Eritrean regime will pay for this man, which has lost any credibility.

  • Girmay

    GOD is truth

  • desta

    for every crime which carryout by TPLF and its bundist group is so painful and unforgivable,infuct we ethiopians know who are backing TPLF to kill us.But those who are attacking us directly for their own benifit will get their response for what they cost us for the crime they insist on hopping their suppoters from external.
    Note;what they must bear in their mind is they will pay more,nothing remain as it is

  • Simon

    I love my country Eritrea to death but I don’t like the president, he need to step down. Some Eritrean are really blind how u could trust meles! After what he had done to our people. So called Eritrean opposition need to stop working with meles if u really want to win the heart and the mind of Eritrean people

  • shishay haish

    I’m glad about this got evidence! Wherever we must work hard in everywhere

  • Daniel T

    Mr.Thomas C. Mountain you are not an independent western journalist rather you are a dependent journalist who is employed by an Eritrean dictatorship regime. I think you are living in a special planet that enables you to fabricate your own news.Actually Eritrea is a special planet which you don’t get the real information. That’s why you are writing your imaginary works.If not you know what follows from the dictator that you are working for.You are trying to persuade for those who don’t know the fact but don’t waste your time the world know the fact.

  • Deresse

    This is har to belive. If this is true I realy feel sory for the one douing this.

  • zephaniah

    i dont think the point was about anybody’s dictatorship, it was about the bombings and who did them.
    there may be different claims but it is important to look at every angle to know the truth.
    the report clarifies its possibility with explanations.

  • DEhay haki

    I read more God bless them for those wrote a real information its shame to Ethiopia and its regime your own people to blame Eritrea why……..true never hide even if you hide it it will apeare brothers what i wont sympasis you is leadership and country must look thier difference this issue is not a leadership its a country…we will hear more please……………..

  • Laurent

    well, i absolutely believe that this was the work of Meles and he is to blame for his action and he will ultimately pay for it. He has always been terrorizing his own people and clinging to power to keep sections of his thugs in power…Trust me Ethiopia will rise to dignity without these thugs on our back.
    Their days are numbered they can cheat, harass and extort money for the rest of their lives..Ethiopia weeps for their excruciating, stifling, worst ever rule in the world

  • Thanks for unrevealing the truth Mr Thomas you satand for the truth and fighting against untruth. Thanks again god bless you.

  • Mr Mountain,
    Where were you up to now? This has been in the news for over two months and you are reporting it were a new incident. Anyways, thank you very much for your belated report. Perhaps the Obama administration will realize that it is working an unreliable and discredited ally, Mr Zenawi. The US should turn its face to the people of Ethiopia. Ignoring the human
    rights violations in Ethiopia because of Zenawi’s help in war on terror does not serve the US interest in the long-run.

  • tud ras

    this is false

  • tud ras

    this is not true

  • Welabu Ebisa

    This report is the real fact what we are sense befor the rlease of report discoverd during the attak happend in Addis Ababa ,and many more inocent people victemed by TPLF horabel action to get poletical benfit shame strategy of EPRDF regime

  • barim welaku

    this is true the world should know how the ethio goverment is working hard for distortions well helped by the US officials!

  • Abebe

    We Ethiopians knew it way before Wikileaks exposed it. To my understanding, western powers also know all the terrorist tactics of Meles Zenawi. It is ironic that the west is at war with terrorism, but at the same time supports terrorists like Zenawi.

  • habeshaw (z.k)

    Those who believe this fabricated story is true,they do not know EPRDF.Playing such silly games belongs to Shaebia (Eritrean fake state) gambling technicians. by Habeshaw (z.k)

    • Gerrie

      KOMATA TIGRIE: የወጋ ቢረሳ - የተወጋ አይረሳም !
      Too bad,,, Your own SLAVE-MASTERS are spilling your beans.

      WikiLeaks: ☠ 09 Sep 2011 05:57


      Classified By: CHARGE VICKI HUDDLESTON FOR REASONS 1.4(b)&(d).

  • men kem

    The clock is ticking against your false acusations against this inocent small country in size but famouse,big,intact,selfConfident and very proud of it’s intity that does not neel down or give up it own right to live free and even to go farther a country that dose not accept aid with pre-conditions.
    my advice to you all those who are attempting to undermine this country are not going to achieve your an fair decisions.(reconsider your decision)
    there is always an alternative and better way of solving problems.

  • Leboch

    I remember the same rumor across the whole city when this happened. There is nothing people do not know. It is known by the people long before wikileaks exposes this secret cables. There are lots of other issues not reported by the US embassy.

    How sadistic is it to blow people alive with a bomb??

    As time goes by, be sure to get the unspoken deeds of the so called Woyane. They came to power with lots of lots of crimes at the back and are still doing a lot more so they can stay on power.


  • Pharma

    This is not just more than assumption of ordinary individual.The important thing is that we are growing.

  • johns

    we know mr thomas for long time i wish they chope off his head the eritrean mafai otherwise for sure i will show you how to assasinate from asmara he’s necked catalist and prity liar