Challenged two German planes to a duel over German territory; when six showed up, and he ran out of ammunition, he landed, tricking them into thinking he was dead, then took off when the Germans landed to see if they had really killed the great Albert Ball. In another fight with him against five enemy planes, he downed four of them and the last fled. Known for playing the violin while walking around a red flare outside his tent.
Were going to be the ones that we had to beat, Busch said. Wish we were a tick faster, but obviously being that little bit slower, we put on a better show. Erik was able to run me down and get there and I did everything I could to hold him off.. The report issued Friday says security forces killed at least 25 people in 2019 in the East Guji and West Guji zones of the restive Oromia region amid suspicions of supporting a rebel group, the Oromo Liberation Army, and a once exiled opposition group. And at least 10,000 people under suspicion were detained between January and September, with most “subjected to brutal beatings.”The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was awarded the peace prize in December for sweeping political reforms and restoring ties with neighboring Eritrea after two decades of hostilities, acknowledged that “the reform process has at times experienced bumps” but called the report “a one sided snapshot security analysis that fails to appropriately capture the broader political trajectory and security developments.”The government statement rejected “malicious claims” of extrajudicial killings and the mass detentions but said if rights violations occurred, an investigation will be conducted “at the appropriate time.”Tensions among some of Ethiopia’s more than 80 ethnic groups have risen, along with some calls for more autonomy, and the new report also documents some of the intercommunal violence in the Oromia and Amhara regions, the country’s most populous.Such violence is a concern as the country faces a crucial national election, now delayed because of the coronavirus, that will be a measure of support for the country’s changes since Abiy took office in early 2018.With no election date set and mandates for the executive and regional and federal legislatures ending in October, political parties are disagreeing on strategies for how to avoid a potential constitutional crisis. The rights group noted that in the new, wider political space some politicians have been “stirring up ethnic and religious animosities,” sparking violence in five of the country’s nine regional states.”The research finds a horrendously botched security operation at work in Amhara and Oromia regions characterized by impunity that is difficult to imagine in present day Ethiopia,” Amnesty said.