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Old January 4th, 2016, 09:10 PM   #201
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I wonder how some of you interpret this because I'm not sure if the Al Shabaab threat has been eliminated yet. Or perhaps, Al Qaeda in general is fading while IS is becoming more of a threat thus those resources are probably needed in Syria. By the way, as the US leaves Arba Minch, there are also simultaneous reports that Ethiopia is shipping troops, tanks, and helicopters to Kis Mayu.
Obama administration budget cut on military, the US have been closing military bases overseas and implementing cuts throughout the last 5 years, its was all over the internet , Arbaminch is just a tiny military post , located in the tiny Arbaminch civilian airport , where most probably used as a listening and military intelligence post, this base fades in comparison , both in its geostrategic or military importance, to the bases the US have been shutting down in Europe and Asia in recent years..

But i guess to some of our self proclaimed diaspora activists, it is a sign the US took the side of the bigoted opposition and dumped its good relations with the Ethiopian government .
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Old January 4th, 2016, 11:44 PM   #202
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America does not do passive aggressive moves such as closing a base without mentioning distaste to the ET govt if there is any being the 'alleged' reason for closure. If you (a govt) is messing around, America will let you know directly and threaten sanctions or even take military action whether via proxy etc, if relations go that poor. If America ditches the ET govt it will take more than unrest in Western Oromia and what we've seen in the past 3 weeks. I mean look at Saudi, all those HR violations and they still cool, I know Crude oil plays a part but the ET govt is the most reliable in the Horn for the US's interests at the moment. This closure is over analysed. Arab spring like moves by the Ethiopian ppl will be what can change relations between the two imo.
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Old March 13th, 2016, 10:25 AM   #203
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That building on the top right is going to become Ethiopia's new military command center. የኛ ፔንቶጋን

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Old April 20th, 2016, 07:39 AM   #204
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ADDIS ABABA- Madaxweynaha Dawladda Puntland Cabdiweli Maxamed Cali Gaas oo ku sugan caasumadda Ethiopia ee Addis Ababa ayaa maanta 19-April-2016 kormeer ku tegey warshadda hubka, Rasaasta, Gawaarida dagaalka iyo kuwa raaxada u samaysa dalkaas oo lagu magacaabo METEC IYO GAFAT.

Kormeerka ayaa Gaas waxaa ku wehelinayey Wasiirka Ganacsiga iyo Warsha dawladda Puntland Cabdiweli Xirsi Cabdulle, wakiilka Puntland ee Ethiopia Mahad Faarax Gaas iyo saraakiil ka tirsan Madaxtooyada dawladda Puntland oo kamid ahaa waftigaas.

Madaxweynaha ayaa soo dhaweyn loogu sameeyay xarunta uu booqday, waxaana goobtaasi ku qaabilay masuuliyiin sarsare oo katirsan maamulka warshadda iyo saraakiil ka socday wasaaradda gaashaan dhigga Ethiopia, isagoo uu kala hadlay sidii Puntland uga faa’iidaysan lahayd wax soo saarka warshaddaasi.

Dhinaca kale guddoomiye ku-xigeenka Baarlamaanka Dawladda Federaalka Ethiopia Dr. Rashiid ayaa qado sharaf soo dhoweyn ah u sameeyey Madaxweynaha Puntland Cabdiweli Maxamed Cali Gaas, iyagoo qadada kadib wada qaatay kulan is xog-waraysi guud ah.

Maaha markii ugu horaysay ee madaxweyne Gaas booqasho kasameeyo magalada Addis ee dalka Ethiopia, safarkii hore ayayna ahayd markii uu booqasho ku tagay warshad ku taalla dalkaasi
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Ethiopia turns S-75 SAMs into self-propelled systems

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The Ethiopian mobile S-75 launcher looks the same as these Cuban ones seen in a 2006 parade. (PA Photos)

Ethiopia is converting some of its S-75 (SA-2 'Guideline') surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) into mobile systems by mounting them on the hulls of T-54/55 tanks.

A photograph of one of the S-75 launchers mounted on a T-54/55 hull was published by the Somali news website Garowe Online on 19 April to accompany a story about the president of Somalia's Puntland region visiting Ethiopia's Gafat Armament Industry, which is part of the military-run Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC).

Other photographs showed missiles for the S-75 system at the same industrial complex.

Ethiopia has had S-75 systems since the 1970s, some of which are still deployed at three fixed sites around Addis Ababa, its S-125 (SA-3 'Goa') systems deployed closer to the Eritrean border to defend strategic locations.
http://www.janes.com/article/59987/e...pelled-systems
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