In the first place, Al-Shabaab was created by TPLF for two purposes. One is to deny save-haven for its oppositions, special the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). The second purpose is to collect money from the West to “fight terrorists” in Somalia including Al-Shabaab.
Covertly, Al-shabaab has been armed and supported by TPLF regime since its formation. In return, Al-shabaab attacks Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and OLF to perpetuate the TPLF rule. The TPLF regime used these mischievous practices to fool the west to harvest cash for over ten years while it was denying space for OLF and ONLF in Somalia.
It seems, now, cheating is getting uncovered. The next step, for TPLF, is to try to intimidate the West with old tactic “if TPLF withdraws from Somalia, Al-Shabaab, Al-qaeda affiliated organization, is taking over the whole Horn of Africa and that will hurt American interest in the region”. Listen to Hailemariam Desalegn intention below in Amharic. He says he does not need the US support to maintain his regime in tact. Will the Obama Administration bow to this wild politicians? Read also the following documents:
(1)The Secret Relationship between Ethiopia and Alshabaab
(2)The relationship beween Ethiopian terrorist regime and Al Shabab