Who said they never listen
The gradual progression of bomb incidents from night time to day time indicates that the EPRDF government is responding to critics.
When the first two bombs exploded in the middle of the night causing very little damage, no one paid attention ‘cause everyone knew who was behind it. next followed the story of diffusing grenades found in rubbish bins and street corners. we just assumed those grenade belonged to members of the (excessively) armed forces who couldn’t bear all the ammo weight in the scorching addis sun and decided to ditch some of the load.
Now the bombs have started exploding in day light. Still no one claims responsibility and public opinion remains the same. Perhaps more comical.
“The explosion was caused by a bomb planted in a flower pot outside”
Suspect #1 GLF (Gardeners Liberation Front) the shear wielding, dirt loving, flower smelling menaces
"Luckily none of the restaurant staff were injured except four pedestrians,"
Ya…those no good….non-spending…mooching pedestrians
“The Commission condemned the acts of what it termed anti-peace forces who have conspired to create the impression that peace does not prevail in the capital city”
Motive: peace must not prevail in the capital city
Analysis: who could possibly benefit from chaos?
Conclusion: it doesn’t need one
Word of advice to the FPATT (Federal Police Anti Terrorism Taskforce “we put the ERROR back into terrorism”) the only incident that is going to convince me that there is a “clandestine terrorist group” in our capital city is if a bomb explodes during an EPRDF central committee meeting leaving no survivors.
p.s. I appreciate every one who commented and emailed me on my failure as Prophet of Change. My whine barrel has plenty more disappointments.