Greetings one and all that have decided to read this brief historical piece, I first greet you in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First and Empress Menin Asfaw.
On this 23rd day of December, I decided to progress my reading on the biography of Haile Selassie the First from the pen of his and her Great Grandson Asfa-Wossen Asserate.
The book delivers some valuable information on the living being of Haile Selassie the First, along with critiques of what the Great Grandson would of done. With that being said only the mature Rastafari people will be able to read a critique on HIM and be able to draw only the essential tools from it and still hail in perfection.
On page 118 of the book,
And in the spirit of Christmas, Emperor Haile Selassie the First launched what was called the “Christmas Offensive”, he ordered the collaboration of four Ethiopian Armies led by Ras Seyoum, Ras Kassa, Ras Imru, and Ras Mulugeta. The tactic was to split the Italian army in half, the strategy was successful and in the process, allowed the indigenous people to regain some of their towns and lands from the invaders.
Then the Italian Field Marshal Badoglio did the extreme, as if there invasion wasn’t extreme enough. These bastards, took an aerial approach and began to drop canisters, once the canisters hit the ground a smoke alpeared. This gas polluted the water, Ras Imru described the scene as follows:
The sight was terrible to behold, hundreds of my men had been sprinkled with a strange liquid and were screaming in pain. Their bare feet, hands and faces were covered with blisters, those who had drunk from the river writhed around on the ground for hours in their death throes. A number of farmers who had come to water their cattle at the river were also affected, along with the inhabitants of the surrounding villages…..I was in a daze; I had no idea what to say to them or how to combat this burning, deadly rain.
During this conflict, A THOUSAND TONS OF POISON WAS DROPPED on the Ethiopians, as well 60,000 arsine-gas shells fired by the Lowtalian army.
Italy ordered an extermination of all Ethiopian people without remorse, all for the teachings of colonialism. These bastards did not uphold their ancient faith, that has been commercialized as Christianity but instead they repeated history, and attempted to kill Iyesus Kristos again, along with his people, two days before the observance of the birth of Jesus.
Haile Selassie the First asked a good question in his autobiography, how can a Christian nation attack another Christian nation? I will like to add to his question by saying, days before Christmas, the biggest day in the Christian religion.
The League of Nations placed sanctions on the Lowtalians, but these rascists, scared, weak leaders didn’t uphold these sanctions. Following the signing of the Geneva Protocol of 1925, the use of mustard gas was outlawed but Mussolini simply denied that any such attacks had taken place.
In the article it speaks of Pope Pius blessing the weapons to commit such a wicked deed.
The Archbishop of Taranto declared: “The war against Ethiopia should be considered as a holy war, a crusade” because the Italian victory would “open Ethiopia, a country of infidels and schismatics, to the expansion of the Catholic faith.”(Avro Manhattan);Pope Pius XI blessed the Italian king, Victor Emmanuel, as the “King of Italy and Emperor of Ethiopia” (New York Times item of February 13, 1937); Italian Cardinals, 29 Archbishops, and 61 bishops gave immediate support to the aggression (against Ethiopia).(Slavembini);
Martindale, the Jesuit scholar representing the Pope, confirmed that the secretary of state at the Vatican, Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII), offered Haile Selassie 1 million (Sterling Pounds) on behalf of Italy in return for his abdication.”(Alberto Sbacchi);
“Even Catholic papers flatly admitted that Pisus XI had permitted colonial war. The conscience of the world condemned Italy’s vigorous approach.” Gert Buchheit also wrote in 1938: “What did the Papacy do? ….The Church demanded that the bishops hand in their gold crosses and chains…..Yes, the Pope even gave the Duce (Mussolini) the frozen assets in Germany so that Italy could purchase the necessary raw materials…” (Karlheinz Descner, “God and the Fascists”, 2013);
There are worst pictures than these online that you can find on your own time, it is important to know that our ancestors were once again affected by racism.
A US Historian John Spencer was present at the invasion and became one of HIM principal foreign policy advisor, he gave his testimony of the event.
Haile Selassie I, went out in front of the headquarters to go into a trench, he placed on his head a steel helmet and swung into position an Oerlikon gun, swiveling on heavy tripod in the trench. Haile Selassie I told Spencer to run for cover, Spencer ran under a Eucalyptus tree watching the Emperor firing at the planes silhouettes in the sky.
I find it also interesting that the treatment that Iyesus Kristos is recorded for saying in the gospels is true, THEY WILL HATE YOU BECAUSE THEY FIRST HATED ME.