were a failed state. so we have little hope. somalis are waiting to be dominated by the next xabashi. and busy with scoring temporary Ws against each other like baboons. we have hope if ethiopia completely collapses and balkanizes and maybe even descends into complete anarchy. but that is unlikely because
1- both russia and america agree to keep ethiopia intact. or suffer somali domination of the horn. and ethiopia returning to abyssinian borders and being second fiddle to somalis. ethiopia is a more valuable ally and easier to control. independent somalis cannot be trusted. they would be busy with themselves instead of irredentist wars. even somalis dont trust somalis. ajnabi ka waran.
2- oromo believe in ethiopia. modern ethiopia was made from abyssinia by britain and france helping habesha fully colonize and subjugate oromos. oromos believe in ethiopia. somalis do not. oromos are mostly split between somali and christian. and then pagans. christians are ethiopian orthodox and are in truth closer to amhara than muslim oromos like @Abba Sadacha. loook at his view on amharic. they view habesha as their fellow citizens and comrades instead of colonizers.
they will NOT put a knife through ethiopia for oromoism.
3- oromos are soft. they are the biggest ethnic group. they border somalis amhara afar benishangul-gumuz. they could wreak absolute havoc and plunge ethiopia into chaos. dhiig kulul maleh. but the arsi oromo are brave people. they have somali-like warrior traits. oromos in general they are a docile people. easy to rule. they would rather fight somalis in the highlands while their faces are stuffed in amhara c*ndho.
4- somalia being a failed state. even in the 60s when the army was small. siad barre was taliyaha xoogga dalka and he was arming somalis and oromos. if there was even a moderately armed somali state. it would get galbeed back. uhuru wuu isku kaadin lahaa.
5- oromo liberation army dominated by christians who follow ethiopian orthodox.
Comparing Oromo and Somalis within Ethiopia is silly bro. We've two entirely different experiences with Ethiopia. We're far more integrated into Ethiopia than you guys are. Both Muslim and Christian Oromo, for the record. For example, the Muslim Oromo of Wollo shared power with the rest of Ethiopias elites and also were targeted since they were most likely the most powerful Oromo group or one of them. Not to mention that they were a warrior like, Muslim group right in the heart of Christian Abyssinia. Same for the Yejju Oromo who ruled Abyssinia for almost a century.
Oromos essentially were among both the conquered and the conquerors, thus making our history and relationship with the Ethiopian state far more complicated. The same cannot be said for the Somalis. When the father of Haile Selassie, Ras Makonnen raided what is known as the Ogaden, he established military camps there (Ketamas or Katamas), and even formed alliances with some Somali clans who were in conflict with other clans who lived there. There were several motivating factors for the Ethiopian empire to annex the Ogaden or Somali region, one is, they wanted a buffer zone between the colonies of the Europeans in that part of Africa and "Abyssinia" (Shawa, Wallo, Gojjam, Gondar, Tigray). Of course, they wanted the resources there too.
But the Somalis never were integrated within the Ethiopian state, especially not to the extent that the Oromo were.
You're looking at our situation from the perspective of a Somali, as opposed to trying to see things from the point of view of an Oromo. Why would we want to destroy Ethiopia? So that we too can be another Somalia, but even worse, perhaps?! The borders between pretty much all of us are far from being agreed upon! If we were to secede, there'd be non stop border wars, with the so called superpowers of the world arming, training and funding the various sides, depending on which parties interests is more in tune with their own interests in the Horn of Africa. The Oromo are far from soft. We're just not as hot headed and impulsive as our Somali cousins. We're what you call, deliberative warriors. If we were soft, we wouldn't have been able to make one of Africa's strongest and most heavily armed governments retreat back to their region, without the use of firearms even. We're just different from our Somali brethren, we do not believe in non stop civil wars and violence. We have a saying: to fight once is bravery, but to always fight is stupidity!