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Eritrea Accuses Turkey, Qatar and Sudan

In a press statement released today, the Eritrean Ministry of Information accused Turkey of conducting “acts of subversion” against Eritrea. In addition, it accused Qatar of collaboration by providing “funding and operational services … in collusion with the Sudanese regime which allowed its territories to be used for the nefarious aims.”

The statement explained that “these subversive acts have been ratcheted up” over the last year with the aim of “obstructing the peace process and positive development in the ties between Eritrea and Ethiopia… and the whole of the Horn of Africa.” It added, that at the beginning of this year, Turkey has opened an office for the Chairman of the obscure “Eritrean Muslim League.”

The Eritrean Government has been accusing Qatar and its allies since Isaias Afwerki distanced himself from Qatar, and stood with the Saudi-UAE alliance in the war they are waging in Yemen. Turkey is a major ally of Qatar.

On March 19, PM Abiy made a visit to Qatar but details of his talks with the Amir of Qatar are still unknown. Last year Saudi Arabia and the UAE sponsored the agreement reached between PM Abiy and Isaias Afwerki; both were hosted by the leaders of the two countries to sign the agreement.

Observers believe that “PM Abiy’s attempts to normalize relations between the countries of the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Gulf countries will not bear fruit as long as Isaias Afwerki is involved in it.” Isaias has been either at war, or on a diplomatic rift with almost all the countries of the region.

Until two years ago, Qatar was the major patron of Isaias Afwerki but then he joined the Saudi-UAE alliance at the expense of his long relationship with Qatar. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been  boycotting Qatar since June 2017.

In 2018, the UAE provided training for a number of Eritrean ruling party cadres on Internet trolling techniques to fight the media and activists opposed to the Eritrean ruling party. It’s worth noting that the trolling cooperation’s first target was the Eritrean League of Ulema.

In its statement of today, the Eritrean Ministry of Information emphasized the name of the group “Rabita/League”, a phrase it uses to invoke emotional differences between the Eritrean Muslims and Christians.

In the 1940s, the “Eritrean Islamic Party” [Rabita/League] under the leadership of the late Eritrean hero Ibrahim Sultan struggled for the independence of Eritrea while the “Eritrean Unionist Party” [Andenet/Union] opposed the independence of Eritrea and fought for a complete union with Ethiopia under Emperor Haile Selassie.

The division between Rabita and Andenet had caused serious religious and regional divide among Eritrean Christians and Muslims. The invoking of the phrase by the Ethiopian occupational government was effective in weakening the Eritrean unity, and Isaias Afwerki has been exploiting that divide since 1970. The phrase “Rabita” is used as a scarecrow to frighten half the Eritrean population and to alienate the other half.

The “Eritrean Ulama’s League” was established several years ago to attend to the Eritrean Muslim concerns just like many other religious associations that advocate for the issues that concern their communities in many parts of the world.

The attack on religious people outside Eritrea has been going on for many years and it worsened since the Eritrean Ulema Leagues was established.

In 2017 the Eritrean ruling party and its supporters reacted aggressively when Eritreans in England held joint demonstrations and seminars where a priest and a sheik, both well-respected by their communities, issued a joint statements and became the face of the Eritrean united activism in England.

Religious repression is prevalent in Eritrea where the Government doesn’t approve of any inter-religious dialogue outside its control whether inside Eritrea or in other countries.

The anti-religion campaign in Eritrea started immediately when the Eritrean ruling party (PFDJ) assumed power in 1991. Since then it has been jailing and disappearing religious leaders, including priests and Sheikhs. The whereabouts of dozens of religious leaders, sheikhs, preachers and priests arrested for asking for religious freedom and for expressing their views, is unknown to this day—some of them were arrested in 1993.

The 2018 US commission on religious freedom in Eritrea stated that, “Religious practice is prohibited in the military [Page 38] and conscripts are severely punished for possessing religious materials or participating in religious gatherings.”

LINKS:
1. Saudi, UAE, and Eritrean Internet Trolling Cooperation (March 27, 2018)
2. US Commission on International Religious Freedom—2018 Annual Report (page 38)
3. He and His Objectives (Feb 12, 2012)
4. Press Release-Eritrean Ministry of Information (March 3, 2019)

 

 

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  • Hayat Adem

    Dear Friends,
    I have just finished reading Dawit Woldegiorgis’ latest piece. 1) He is calling Ethiopia as “failed state and nearing collapse”. 2) He has also said “Abiy is an oversold”. 3) His 1st recommendation is for Abiy to resign immediately and replace himself with another Pm who is non-Amara and non-Oromo.
    My reactions:
    1) Maybe his conclusion is a bit too stretched. Maybe Ethiopia is nearling a state of failed state.
    2) I totally agree. If I may add, Dawit was one instrument in over promoting Abiy.
    3) His recommendation is bizarre.

    • Paulos

      Selam Hayata,

      Machiavelli’s dictum comes to mind when he said, it is better for a leader to be feared than loved. The Weyanes may not have been loved but were certainly feared but to the very least they had sailed the country through a Golden age when the emaciated poster child was no more and rendered the country a respected and a power to reckon with by friends and foes alike. I am absolutely convinced that unless the Weyanes come to power the country will further slide into chaos and maybe in to another Somalia of the 90s. Debretsion needs to take the mantle of the leadership and Getachew Assefa the security apparatus.

      It is not a rocket science to see the solution where the question is why was the country at peace with itself and economically doing extremely well when the said individuals were in charge of the country for over two decades? The Degue remnant Dawit Weldegiorgis certainly doesn’t want to admit it but when he said non-Oromo and non-Amhara, whom did he have in mind? It is pretty obvious. And the Weyanes were the only once who were able to chain and tame Isaias in his ዓዲ-ሓሎ cages before his long term nefarious plan to destabilize Ethiopia where Abiy the fool handed him in a firm hug and on a silver platter as well.

      • Hayat Adem

        Paul,
        This is a fantastic note. Only two problems: the Woyanes seem totally resigned on their role at the Federal level. And there seems to be little constituency to welcome them back.
        In their effort of getting back to power, some of the Amara elites have been disseminating tones of lies against the Woyanes and there are many Ethiopians who bought them at face value..
        Let me give you one example: these group accuse the Weyane of promoting ethnic politics. The only thing Weyane did was legalized the culture and language based adminstrations. Interestingly, both elements are neutral to political sensitivities and contradictions, meaning they are harmless. It is only politics and economy that need negotiated and legalized settlement.
        There were realistic considerations for Woyane to go that way. Wehn Derg was removed, there were 17 armed groups fighting the central government. Most of them were, ethnic based movements. The Woyanes found it imperative to answer to these all armed groups tp pacify the nation. And it worked. Ethiopia was having its longest peace in history. Ethiopia got the highest uninterrupted growth in its modern history. Ethiopia positioned itself as a default leader in the IGAD block. Ethiopia was rising as a continental and global player.
        Many in the Amara elites, in their insatiable drive to grab power back, started giving the Ethiopian political discourse an overly image of identity dosage. They took it too far and beleived it themselves. They started rehashing PFDJ’s 6% narrative. They started counting Tigrean buildings and bank loans. They started harassing and excommunicating everyone from Tigray. They starting creating stories like Tigray was sinking down of an overload of resources and materials taken from rest of Ethiopia. They are saying the same thing against the Oromos right now, minus the 6%. Article 39 was there written in the constitution for justified or unjustified reasons, but if ask me who popularized and promotted it more to excessive visibility, it is this group. They were the most vocal hate preachers than any one else in Ethiopia. They were the first to explicitly or tacitly encourage and agitate the unsuspecting Gondere’s to kill and dislocate their borthers from Tigray and their own people from Kimant. That is a cruel joke! How could Gondar and Tigray see each other in enemity? It is so unprecidented and tragic..
        Now these people after what they have done all that and risk the existence of their country, are the first to attribute the current crisis to identity politics.

        • Paulos

          Hayata,

          Excellent points. I absolutely agree. Let me just add a couple of points.

          The disconnect between particularly the Tigreans and the Amharas has a lot to do with the lack of a political culture in the latter but something that has become a modus operandi in the former. The protracted war in the fight against the Dergue not only gave the Weyanes a firm groun to stand on their own feet but a collective psych whereby should they face a dire challenge, they always go back to the drawing board to assess the challenges with in the boundaries of their political programs [ፖለቲካዊ መስመር].

          On the other hand, the Amharas including the Oromos never had that kind of disciplined political culture. It was with in this backdrop that Meles was trying to glue the disconnect where he later turned to the “Policy” of appeasement by keeping a blind eye when the Amhara and Oromo elites abused their power laced with rent seeking and rampant corruption. If his approach was worse, it was the best approach possible given the insurmountable challenges. It was only him who could hold the country together.

          Then the unexpected happened. When he died, no one was able to take on the challenge including the useless HD where he was not only indecisive but exposed the Party to incompetence but also to powerlessness as well.

          The Weyanes, sensing the impending danger tried to do what they know best—went back to the drawing board and got engaged in “self-assessment” and “renewal” and purged some and elected new faces. But precisely for the reason mentioned above [lack of political culture] the Amharas and the Oromos not only refused to engage in self-assessment but seized the opportunity [weakness and division with in EPRDF] and went back to what they know best—the Amharas tried to grab power by harcking back to the 100 years old Amhara glory and were determined to bring it back. The Oromo as well invoked the “Majority rule” and went for a power grab. For any one of them to achieve that however, they figured that the Weyanes have to be destroyed if not weaken beyond repair. Foreign powers [as in Isaias and Egypt] who had been threatened by the rise of Ethiopia in the last decade, joined the wagon. And charted ways on how to destroy the Weyanes as well.

          In a rather twist of events, when the Weyanes appealed to their people, the dire challenge turned into a unique opportunity when the people one more time gave them a shoulder to lean on. Again, the fact that the people including Abiy or Team Lemma never had a political culture, they assumed power with no clear political program or manifesto in their hand and left the nation in what we see it today.

          I agree with you when you said, the Weyanes do not have aspirations to assume power on the Federal level and that is of course for a valid reason. The reason being as the Tigrinya adage has it, ብተመን ዝተነኽሰ ብልሕጺ ተዳህለ፣ and I don’t think they will ever trust the Amharas or the Oromos again. More over, as it is mentioned on the above, Meles appeased the Amhara and Oromo elites at the expense of Tigrai where the new leaders have realized that, if they are going to survive, they need to pay attention to the murmurs of their people as in pulling them out of the ugly reality of poverty and backwardness.

          • Kaleb

            Paulos,
            I agree 100%, very factual analysis. The political culture in Tigray is different from the political culture in Amhara or Oromia. By the way based on groups of people or individuals I have encountered (Ethiopians) so far, specially from Oromia, Addis Ababa and Amhara, until this day they don’t understand “your analysis” per se. I could have added a lot but I don’t want to divert the discussion.

            Hayat,
            I agree with what you said except “Woyanes seem totally resigned on their role at the Federal level”, my assessment is “TPLF is in low profile”. Biblical quote Matthew 7:5, “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye”. It remains to be seen if that is good or bad.

          • Hayat Adem

            Paul,
            I will share this comment with all Eritrean and Ethiopians alike. This is something more than a comment. It is penetratively looking though the thickness of the Ethiopian polical darkness and hints into the ways of graduating out of it. Thanks Paul. You ar3 truly something.

          • Nitricc

            Hayat; what are you going to share with Ethiopians? Forget Eritreans, they know better but go ahead and share this to the Ethiopians and see what happens. This is the most amazing statement. how dishonest one can be?

            Meles appeased the Amhara and Oromo elites at the expense of Tigrai

          • Millennium

            Hi Nitricc:

            It is very amusing to see these mutual praise company have such a good time; an echo chamber. One can find hundreds of texts like this in Aiga forum. Why would one want to share these material as if it is some fresh perspective

            Millennium

          • Hayat Adem

            Nitricc,
            That quote is true. Do you know why the people of Tigray still support the TPLF? Listen: 1) one is because of the shared history of struggle and sacrifice; 2) it is because of the positive results they delivered outside Tigray. This is true. Someone is already doing research on this issue and there are indicative survey data at her hand. No Tigrean beleives they delivered in Tigray. So, this is also another cruel joke that the people who benefited under their ruling are chasing them out while the ones who didn’t are embracing them because of their records in other parts of Ethiopia. I know how hard this could be for your thick 8th grader brain. Regardless, it needed to be said.

    • Ismail AA

      Selam Hayat,

      This former Derg official, D. W/giorgs, represents the voice of the so called enlightened elites who could not liberate themselves from the crude Habesha centric ideology they believe in to be the anchor of the Ethiopian polity. Of course the core of such stipulation is ethnicity though historically it operated on the basis of alliance of two ethnic groups tied by faith and shifting loyalties in accordance to the identity and affiliation of the sovereign installed on the throne after a lot of bloody struggles.

      Those elites find themselves in dilemma when they confronted the current post Derg ethnic divisions based governance order. People like Dawit had extravagantly hoped to promote their bet on Dr. Abij and Lemma Megersa’s ill-studied promises of merging ethnic politics with “Etiopiawinet”, and somehow abolish the experience of the post Derg era and restore the old foundation of Ethiopia’s political-governace system. That is why, as you mentioned, Dawit and his likes had oversold Abij which they now seem to regret, as his article hysterically depicts.

      • Hayat Adem

        Dearest Ismail,
        So so so well said. He was one of those who oversold Abiy. And now he is voicing buyer’s remorse. He is a bad seller and a bad shopper, and still trying to advise other like he is an advocate for consumers.

        • Ismail AA

          Selam Hayat,

          Dawit G/giorgis seems to be throwing his hands in all directions like a drowning man. He is a first Ethiopian I read so far who suggested outsourcing his country’s exclusive sovereign right to run an election to UN and AU. Did I read him right?

          • Hayat Adem

            Yes, Ismail: You did read him right. There is so much despair and disorientation. The lust for power took them a long way and after it is too late, they some of them started seeing what they have done to themselves and their country. Did you notice what DawitW said? He said “ironically, Tigray is the only place in Ethiopia enjoying peace.” Why ironically? Does that mean Tigray was not supposed to be at peace?
            ANDM became a monoster party. How dare those people wanted to jail Bereket S? A guy who gave his entire life for Ethiopian and the Amara cause. Speaking of him, I am told the Agew people pressed the new Amara administrator to release him without delay. Then BS was instructed to fill a regret form. This is like what we call B4 (nai TaEsa wereqet) in our case. I heard BS rejected it automatically. The guys who jailed him know him very well. most of them were groomed and trained by him.
            BS was one of those who worked and fought hard to bring ANDM and the like to an equal status by constantly bringing the agenda of TPLF dominations into the meeting agenda. He was also influencing the Front to encourage to bring an Oromo leader. Many TPLF veterans were unhappy about Brekets positions and were already registering as though he was determinedly disfavoring TPLF. True, he was the one who tabled a proposal for inventary of bank loans and properties of rich Tigriyans in Addis. TPLF leaders were very furious about it and they pushed hard for a complete count of everyone t see if there were a systematic favorability of one group over the other. Of course, more buildings and businesses facilities were found to be owned (in the order decreasing ranks) by Amhara, Ghuraghes, Oromo, Aderes and Tigreans. So, TPLF were left with some sense of vindication but also bitterness on BS.
            But when he was unfairly and unjustly imprisoned by his own party comrades, it was the people of Tigray and TPLF who spoke for him. Maybe it is about the political culture of upholding principles Paul was alluding to. But now, I am glad the Agew people followed up and are pressing their leaders to redress the mistake. People like BS have done a lot to lift their country out of bad image and poverty risking their lives. People like DW have done a lot to shackle their country from a distant comfort.

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear Queen Hayata…

      “ቢቢሲ ዘዘራረቦ ኣይተ ዳዊት፡ ኢትዮጵያ ትፈሽል እያ ዘላ በሃሊ እዩ።

      ሻለቃ ዳዊት፡ ዕላማ ጽሑፈይ ህሉው ኩነታት ኢትዮጵያ ንምብራህ እዩ። ኣብ ውሽጢ እታ ሃገር ብዙሓት ነገራት እዮም ዝካየዱ ዘለዉ። እዚኦም ኩሎም ተደሚሮም፡ ሓፈሻዊ ስእሊ ናይታ ሃገር እንታይ ይመስል ንዝብል እየ ከብርህ ደልየ። ኣብ መዳይ ድሕነት፣ ቁጠባን ብሓፈሻ ኣብ መሪሕነት ዘሎ ኩነታት ክንምርምሮ ከለና፡ ኢትዮጵያ ዝፈሸለት ሃገር ( failed state) ወይ ከኣ ካብ ቁጽጽር ወጻኢ ዝኾነት ኣፍሪቃዊት ሃገር እያ ትኸውን ዘላ።”

      KS,,

  • Ismail AA

    Selam all,

    I read the report on the regime’s propaganda mouthpiece, which Aman H has shared as link and forumers have commented on. Things are moving against the regime, and despot and his lieutenants seem to be losing direction and fabricating bogeymen one time in the direction of Qata, Turkey and Sudan and another time lacking no option than sliding back to an out worn subterfuge which is accusing the TPLF. Typically, the regime is playing fruitless game of admit-deny tactics in the manner authoritarian regimes do at the sunset time of their life. I think Isayas’ despotic regime cannot be an exception to this well known pattern. Let us watch how the “yeAkil” campaign will gather momentum and turn to a people’s tempest that will sweep away the regime.

  • Hope

    Hello all:
    FYI
    Better late than never.
    But why this late?
    Coz she has a dual citizenship?

    ኢሰያስ፡ ንሲሃም አበይ ገርካያ?
    አመሪካ ንፕረሲደንት ኢሰያስ ክትሓትት ክትጅምር….።

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    I was in Eritrea just last month. The country�s
    leaders should release Ciham, who had a birthday
    this past week, and all of Eritrea�s political
    prisoners to send a message that the country is
    embarking on a new path that includes respect for
    human rights.

    • Blink

      Dear Hope
      Where is ciham ? I always wonder if all human beings are equal and of course they are not and that sums up all about everything. ciham is a daughter of a PFDJ long mouth father who doesn’t have the courage to speak what he know , he was a disco man with his big eyes viewing the dance floor , here he is not even able to say a word and the horrific story about this is that there are hundreds of thousands who wish Ali Abdu to rotte in prison and set ciham free and do what her dream in life . One question for everyone, why Ciham ? Is she because she is born in America or is she because her father was in line with Issias all the way , where is Ali Abdu the coward who doesn’t show up for his people .

      I understand ciham is innocent who lost all her golden years of innocence and she she must be set free just like all these under PFDJ prisoners that being said people still do hold guarage against her father and the is just the stain that her father has to clean by speaking up.

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam Berhe & All,

    The campaign of “YeAkil” is already inside Eritrea and one of the mouthpiece of the government admitted about the pamphlets distributed in the city. Here is the link.

    https://www.tesfanews.net/tplf-working-destabilize-eritrea/

    • Paulos

      Selam Professor A. Hidrat,

      ህግደፍ is desperate making outrageous allegations as in Tigreans in Asmara are selling pants with subversive pamphlets stuffed in the pockets. You should see me laughing 😂. I wouldn’t be surprised if Isaias flees the country including others in the higher up defecting to foreign countries. There is no way out.

      ይኣክል!

      • Fanti Ghana

        Selamat Dr. Paulos,

        There is wedi-Asmara written allover this one-:)
        True or not, it is hilarious. If it is true, those who did that are truly daredevils and if it is not, the government’s “creativity” is equally hilarious.

        • Hameed Al-Arabi

          Ahlan Fanti Ghana,

          “the government’s “creativity” is equally hilarious.” It is a matter of a drowning guy clings to a straw.

          Al-Arabi

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Dr Paulos,

        Now the politics of PFDJ like on/off switch changed from “game over” to “game on” just in few months. The Nisu Nihna will continue clapping as usual to tune to the same song with their boss.

        • Nitricc

          Now the politics of PFDJ like on/off switch changed from “game over” to “game on” just in few months.

          Hi Aman-H; the game over was for TPLF power in Ethiopia and it is true, TPLF is gone from Ethiopian’s political power. Let’s keep it real.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Hi Nitrickay,

            For the despot when he said “game over” it means TPLF is no more in power and as a result, there will no be fighting between PFDJ and TPLF. In other word TPLF in not a threat for him (not for Eritrea by the way). No he is telling you the threat to his power is still there, thereby he is back on his game. Don’t be naive to the characteristics of dictator. Open your eyes to suspect every move of the evil man who want to keep our young (your peers) in endless slavery.

          • Alex

            Hi Aman,
            Gave over is for TPLF. TPLF does not have the power at this time after it got quarantined in mekelle to be a threat to Eritrea period. They can do their dirty job through digital woyane but nothing else.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Hi Alex,

            If that is your interpretation, then if you read the link I supplied earlier to this forum, the despot’s “mouthpiece” is alerting the public that the “game is on” because they are inside us. That is the way he keeps his followers as victim of his lies and propaganda.

  • Hayat Adem

    Dear friends,
    Trouble is visiting Ethiopia. There is a fighting going on in Wello area. Who is fighting who is unclear but there are growing number of casualties and complete cut off movements being reported. Also, OLF seems to roll out its Plan B. Reports indicate OLF armed wing declared that they are on their own and no longer under command chain of their men in Addis. I am totally worried as to where these things are leading.

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Hayat,

      On your second report, here is a link about the split between the political wing and military wing of OLF by the “Reporter”.

      https://www.thereporterethiopia.com/article/olf-politics-military-splits

    • Hope

      Selam Hayat:
      “Really worried” or EXCITED?
      None of my business but the question should be:
      Why such a conflict and for what end after such a generous Peace and Reconciliation and unlimited Mercy with wide open opportunity for a Peaceful movement?
      Am sure u might know the answer.
      As an Eritreans,what worries me more is:
      -The new wave of rounding up of our Youth in the wake of ENOUGH Movement.
      We need to OWE this new Movement and have to have a Centralized,coordinated and Strong Leadership so as to plan for a New Transitional Govt so as to avoid a Mid East Style mess and power Vacuum.

      • Paulos

        Selam Dr. Hope,

        Your justified consternation should start with clarity of mind and stand. That is to say that, either you are with ይኣክል or you are not. There is no room with playing it safe or middle ground.

        • Hope

          Selam Dottore:

          “Hope cannot be clearer than he has been:

          -Hope has been part of Enough Movement but hope is AGAINST any external interference specially those with a clear history of working against Eritrea and Eritreans.

          .”ህግደፍ is desperate making outrageous allegations as in Tigreans in Asmara are selling pants with subversive pamphlets stuffed in the pockets”.

          How can you rule out that possibility while the TPLF has been waging war against HIGDEF so as to remove it by all means possible?

      • Hayat Adem

        Dear Hope,
        “[“Really worried” or EXCITED?]”
        Why are you doing this to me? Why would I be excited about such worrying trend? What kind of person are you? If I tell you I was worried about what is happening and trending, then that must be so.
        There is a saying: A chian is as strong as its weakest link. I would extend this to say this: a grass is as strong as its strongest point. Everyone knows you here not for your smart ideas, or fairness, or sensibility but for your imperviousness. As such you have been told about it a lot. But you didn’t care or slowed down. And I always admire you for that. A blockhead always wins by saying “NO” if not by convincing others.

        • Hope

          Selam Hayat:
          Simply coz you have NEVER been honest.
          You accused, belittled, and mocked about Dr. AAA’s Ethiopia but NEVER EVER criticized but ADMIRED the TPLF day in day out.

          • Hayat Adem

            Hope,
            I am honest on 3A. I have nothing personal with him. He is simply clueless or againt the nation he is leading. I said this before was brought to take the highest job. I haven’t changed my opinion about him. The only added element now is that he is also tested for one year. Clearly, he is even worse than I thought. Many are now under rude awakening.
            On TPLF: either ask me what my view is on their specific action or policy. Otherwise, I have never asked anyone to condone them for the sake of it. No one should ask me to condomn them for the sake of it. Mostly, thw reason why 8 always come to say something about Tplf, to push back lies and false characterizations.

          • Peace!

            Hi Hayat,

            With all due respect you have not been honest since day one of the peace deal between Eritrea and Ethiopia. You can also make a compelling case without undermining the intelligence of your admirers in this forum Just be honest and say the peace deal is not good for TPLF therefore it needs to be sabotaged and any conspiracy by TPLF is justified. Period.

            Peace!

          • Paulos

            Selam Abi Seb,

            From a strategic point of view, the peace deal between Eritrea and Ethiopia is beneficial for TPLF and they see it as such. Thinking or assuming otherwise is imagination gone wild.

            Demography matters. Numbers matter. When the Ethiopian politics is converging to the center as in when the Oromos’ justification for power is centered on majority rule [38 million], the Amharas are making the same stride to compete for power [29 million]. Tigrai on the other hand is not only situated far from the center on the periphery, it is only 6 million which is small range in comparison.

            But imagine, if the Eritrean people come to the fore in economic, security and political cooperation with Tigreans? A combined 12 million people would be a power to reckon with with in the ever hostile Ethiopian politics. Now, I have to be clear that, my argument is not based on unity including a federation but a cooperation based on realism and long term strategic thinking as well.

            In fact, if we think about it, it is the Isaias regime which is for “valid” reasons that it doesn’t want to make peace with the Weyanes. The rationale being, if Isaias makes peace with the Weyanes, he wouldn’t have any reason to keep the Eritrean people under a pretence of the bogeyman who will always on the look out to destabilize Eritrea.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Paulos,

            Why do we interfere among Ethiopians – Oromo, Amhara, Somali, Afar, Guragei, Bin Shangol, Tigrai, etc, – to make Tigrai 12 million?

            Al-Arabi

          • Paulos

            Selam Hameed,

            I think you are missing the point I am trying to make.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Paulos,

            Please, clarify.

            Al-Arabi

          • Paulos

            Selam Hameed,

            It is not interfering per se but based on the idea of “Balance of Power” where Eritrea and Tigrai need each other based not only geographical proximity but because they are the same people.

            For all practical reasons, it is precisely the reason [They are one people of two sovereign nations] that Eritrea can not be indifferent to Ethiopian politics. As such, Eritrea and Tigrai would be better off if they cooperate in security, economy and other vital interests as well.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Paulos,

            I think, it is better to deal with Ethiopia, not with a Killil. It appears, with the throng, you have forgotten the Eritrean and Ethiopian Afars. Why don’t you add Affars number to raise to nearly 20 million? Could you tell me why you are concerned about Tigrai, leaving the big picture behind you?

            Al-Arabi

          • Paulos

            Selam Hameed,

            I was trying to highlight why the peace deal is beneficial to TPLF. I guess, we should leave it at that for you seem to be missing my point.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Paulos,

            Leave behind you sophistication of, “missing my point”. I have the faculty to read and grasp thinkers.

            Al-Arabi

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Paulos,

            I agree with Hameed. We should just leave Ethiopians alone and let them find peace in their own terms and we should not interfere or take side with anyone.

            Speaking of Tigray elite, there is nothing in the past 200 years that, we as Eritreans, from Kebesa or MetaHit, have benefited anything from them except war, destruction and deceit. For example compared to our other neighbours, Sudan and Yemen.

            We have to stop think so small (5 million off Tigray population is nothing), and think of the whole 1 billion people of Africa and we need to make peace and live in peace.

            The Ethiopian people have to figure out and find a way to live in peace and make their country the beacon of hope that it should be. It’s all within them, they have the power to do and they don’t need anyone else problem to add.

            Eritrea should be open for business with everyone.

            Berhe

          • Blink

            Dear Berhe
            I never thought You can talk such about the Tigrians deceit , Good to see improve your eyeglass . Tigrian elites are always evil toward Eritrea and we do not have any worse enemy like the Tigrian elites in the whole region . I think Tigrian elites suffer from extra deceit and misgivings of their own character. The day Tigrian elites work for mutual interest and respect I think it will be the end of war and ምጥራር::

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Blink,

            This was my stand and it was always my stand. The reason the reason the Tigray elite played us Eritreans is not because they were smart and powerful than us, but because the lack of vision on ourside.

            What I am saying, we don’t care as we should not lose sleep if Tigray is run by TOLF or anyone else, it’s up to the people of Tigray to decide what they wanted to do with their leaders.

            As Eritreans we should get rid of the dictator at home and build our own country, and Eritrea one and main enemy is the dictator at home.

            What relationship we will have with Tigray and Ethiopia, let the two people decide in the future.

            You on the other hand want us to fight and get rid of TPLF leaders so the the PFDJ can stay in power. Divide and Divert.

            That’s the difference between you (PFDJ supporters in general) and I (the Eritrean people).

            Berhe

          • Blink

            Dear Berhe
            I am just confessing that is all , remembering what I said in the past forces me to ask forgiveness and that is all.

            To remove the dictator we should be more nationalist as well as our politics should move away from sectarian languages too because our history as a country or society has already been tested by sectarian violence in the past and all Ethiopian leaders tried and failed , we should really consider to listen to the ordinary Eritreans who are asking for a better political language. The dictator is on his way and what we have to build is how to sustain a healthy change . Any way I am sorry I have been harsh on you about the Tigrians elite .

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Berhe Y,

            Excellent brother Berhe. This is what expected from “Wanaw Eritrawi”. Eritrea and her people first and last.

            Al-Arabi

          • Nitricc

            Berhe; it is good to see the results of my sticks on you. I have been on you for all the years, whacking you right and left and it worked. it worked to make you see the truth. lol

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Nitricc,

            When will the sticks work on you and give a positive result? You seem to be on promotion process. I hope not to be too late, and result on big moral loss, dust bin of history.

            Al-Arabi

          • Nitricc

            When will the sticks work on you and give a positive result?

            Hi Al-Arabi; No stick works on stick in itself i.e. I am the stick.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Nitricc,

            That is too bad. With time, you will crack, and rot during the wet season.

            Al-Arabi

          • Millennium

            Hi Paulos:

            You want to drag us into Ethiopian politics; You are suggesting that we support the Tigrayans in their fight against the rest of Ethiopia? Your reason for that? because we share the same language with them. Can you see how much you are affected by the ethnic based politics that your TPLF buddies champion. What is next? make an alliance with Tigray against the other ethnic groups in Eritrea? Can you see how primordial that sounds? In what way is this different from what the Agazians say?

            Millennium

          • Paulos

            Whatever!

          • Peace!

            Hi Paulosay,

            Thank you. That’s exactly what was in my mind when I urge Hayat to make a compelling case rather than attacking Abiy and pretending as her readers do not know what is unfolding. And I do not think any sane Eritrean would object to economic cooperation for mutual interest; in fact, many Eritreans in the opposition camp urged TPLF to be a reliable partner and work for mutual interest, but instead TPLF treated the opposition camp as Toys R us and wasted ample opportunity.

            Peace!

          • Hope

            Spot on Peace!
            Ye kotun lawrid bila:yebibitiwan talech.
            Dumb opportunism and approach .

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dr Paulos,

            Excellent argument on strategic and demographic basis. As matter of fact the “peace deal” should be for the Eritrean and Tigray people more than anyone who were victims of the bloody war. Anything that bypass these two geographic identities or two people is not Peace at all,

          • Paulos

            Selam Professor A. Hidrat,

            Glad you agree. I sure beats me why Berhino for instance can not see the long term strategic significance of the two people who share not only a border but common history, language, culture and what have you.

            Imagine, UK and US are an ocean apart but they are interlinked by common heritage, language and political and social traditions as well and one can not miss the kind of political and military claut both exude as powers to reckon with with in the global stage. The same rationale can be applied to the long term alliance between Eritrea and Tigrai.

            It may seem politically not so appealing when we talk about the above strategic scenario but whether we like it or not Eritrean politics can not be seen in isolation of Ethiopian particularly Tigrean politics, economy and other vital factors as well. It is precisely for that reason that the Tigrean leaders see the peace deal with Eritrea as an asset as opposed to a liability but of course, Isaias and other ex-TPLF members in this Forum who vilify the Weyanes including Meles day in and day out do not want to see it happen for a nefarious reasons limited to short term gains.

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Paulos,

            I am not endorsing the policy of IA. I am not suggesting Eritrea should have a relationship with Amhara and Oromo people and it shouldn’t with the people of Tigray. It’s kind of given and there is no need to disagree. Sure we should have a relationship with Tigray/Ethiopia and all our neighbors.

            What I am not agreeing is, why we (Eritreans) have to bend back words to make the TPLF and the Tigray like saints where our history (as far as I know) is the opposite. All these talk about we are one people, we have the same language etc should happen in its natural course when we have people from both sides elected by the people and have true representatives. In the meantime, I think we should leave the people alone and let them live their lives the way they use to live (before PFDJ and TPLF) came to town.

            Our fathers said, we are one people and we should be united and all and we are paying the price. At least we should learn from that mistake and we should chart our own course for once without interfering by anyone and keeping our problems to ourselves.

            And remember, the other half of our Eritrean brothers and sisters and how would that make them feel and act. So we should make peace with our own people first and focus on our own.

            We should have a relationship with Tigray / Ethiopia just as good neighbors would. That’s the start and lets give it time and enjoy some relative peace and build our own countries.

            Should every generations of our must live in war and the state of war for eternity.

            Tell me any problems that we have in Eritrean in the past 130 years that didn’t involve the elite of Tigray, with the relative peace we had during the Italian occupation.

            Berhe

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Berhe Y,

            For Dr. Paulos, Asmara is all over Eritrea. I mentioned to him we have Eritreans and Ethiopians Affars. They have the same language, culture, history, etc. but he didn’t give any heed to what I have mentioned for him. the only thing he sees are Asmara and Mekelle. The other peoples are not in his dictionary. He has a dictionary about Asmara and Tigrai only. I recommend him to buy more advanced and inclusive dictionary. I hope to concern himself about the big picture. It is really a shame to see a doctor confined and local.

            Al-Arabi

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hamdat,

            I think as I have understood him, he was commenting in the “context of the conflict” and the “rivalry” of the two tigrigna speaking elites. We know there is no any conflict and hate to each other between the Ethiopian Afars and Eritrean Afars. Without that context the “historical and cultural relationship” is relevant with all those “social groups” we share on both sides of of the borders. (Dr Paulos correct me if I am wrong).

            Second, again what I have understood that when he talked about “alliance”, I am sure he had “past history” in his mind that both Eritreans and Tigrians had a history of successful alliance against the Derg.

            By highlighting these two points he was trying to bring peace between the conflicting “social forces” on both sides of the river. He was making his points for those who spew hates against the Tigray people. (Again Dr Paulos correct me if I am wrong).

            Regards

          • Paulos

            Thank you Professor A. Hidrat. That is precisely what I was trying to convey. Thanks again.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Aman,

            I don’t think there a problem with having a good relationship with the people of Tigray. But we seem to forget history and how our history are relationship with them was really bloody and destruction (again. Am referring to the Tigray warlords during Alula, Yohannes and betrayal of Raesi Woldemichael, the Andent and Ethiopian spies who subotaged our aspiration for independence, the TPLF interfering and being on EPLF side while elimination ELF, all the spies, the Derg ESEPA memebers who terrorized us and the deportation of innocent Eritreans of Ethiopia origins (cleansing) and escalation of the war (that could have solved with patience and pressure), the economic strangulation of the country by refusing to demarcate the boarder, and finally where they interfere in the Eritrean opposition affairs and broken and weaken perusing their ethenic agenda of division and finally where we are today.

            Some of us were arguing for years asking the TPLF including during Melles, to accept the boarder ruling and demarcate so that Isayas Afeworki has no option and the Eritrean people to rise against him, all went to deaf ears.

            Is the yiAkl challenge an accident that the people have waken up all the sudden? No, it’s the peace that IA did with Abiy and Eritrea have no change is the reason, that’s exactly what some of us were advocating.

            This is not the topic that I like to dwell on, but my point is, when are going to learn and think for our own and have our country in peace.

            Why in this messy politics Ethiopia finds itself (where the TPLF had a big hand) we want to mix and bring that baggage to our affairs.

            I must point out that I have nothing but respect to the people of Tigray and I don’t want it’s to be confused towards the people.

            Berhe

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Berhe,

            Let me give you short points;

            (a) The Eritrean regime is involving in the internal affair of Ethiopia. So its interference will naturally make us to speak about Eritrea and Ethiopia.

            (b) TPLF came at the invitation of EPLF to remove ELF from the field. So that history, how ever you view it, it belongs to EPLF.

            (c) Don’t we have to “make history” than continuing on the same history (Relating to the “recent past and far past history” you mentioned).
            (d) On the peace agreement: we have different opinion on the nature of the agreement. I respect your view and hopefully you reciprocate.

            regards

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Ustaz Amanuel Hidrat,

            Celebrated the demise of Derg, but you seem to forget the horrible results of the alliance of those two entities upto the present. If the call of cooperation between those two entities is to perform atrocities, like that Tefassein dreams to perpetrate in the region, then it is abhorred.

            Yesterday, Dr. Paulos compared in one of his comments that the relation between Eritrea and Tigrai should be like that of America and Britain. They have the same language, culture, history, etc. If you don’t mind it, Ustaz Hidrat, just from curiosity and since you read the good doctor well. I want to know; Who are Uncle Sam, and who are the Briton?

            Al-Arabi

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Ustaz Hameed,

            I always go by the General message of his comment, and for all comments I react for that matter. Though there are some words where the messages are loaded on, for which I try always to locate them, I don’t try to interpret for every “phrase” and “word” in the composition of the comments. So you are asking me “who are Uncle Sam and who are the Britons in our region”. I don’t know Hamdat for my “political mind” does not operate that way. I explained the way I understood Dr Paulos’s that particular comment which he agreed too. If you don’t agree with the way I understood him, it is from the difference how we consume politics. We agree on the problem of Eritrean politics and that is good to start and the solution will come only by collective efforts.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Ustaz Hidrat,

            Thank you. For me you have answered the question, “So you are asking me “who are Uncle Sam and who are the Britons in our region”. I don’t know Hamdat, ecause my “political mind” does not operate that way.” ha ha ha

            Al-Arabi

          • Millennium

            Hi Amanuel:

            Can you prove to me that the “Eritrean regime is involved in the internal affairs of Ethiopia”? I read you saying that you are careful with your words and you try to write something that you can only prove. Can you prove the above statement please?

            Millennium

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Hi Millennium,

            The Millennium kids are smart enough to find out the involvement of their regime. I don’t think you need it from me. Actually, I won’t you to outsmart the despot,

          • Millennium

            HI Amanuel:

            If you are referring to me as a millennial, I am not one. I will consider your request of me to do research to answer the above question as a way of running away from answering the question. Atahadima Ebuyat diom zibluwo?

            Millennium

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            ሰላም መለንዩም,

            ብመሰረቱ “ዝሃድምን: ፈራሕን:ብናይ ብርዒስም ዝዋሳእን” ከምኡ ገይሩ ዘጽለአኒ እኳ የለን:: እዝስ እቶም ትሕቡኡ ደአ ትሕሽዎ ዝሓወይ:: ኣብ ቃልዕ ወጺኡ ዘይዋሳእ ሃዳማይ ክብለካ ከሎስ ዒብ’ዩ::

            AH

          • Millennium

            Hi Amanuel:

            Ouch, I think I struck a nerve, sorry. You are running away even harder Amanuel; I asked you to prove what you said and now, of all days, you are concerned about my use of a pen name. I am not insulting you behind the anonymity of a pen name. I am just asking you to support your claim with evidence. Besides, are you not a man who is concerned with ideas and not the personalities per se? Would it make a difference if I put Berhe instead of millennium? by the way, you are truly a politician, they usually are good at spinning things not necessarily at furnishing good ideas. I never said you are Hadami; calling you hadami would be different from the way I put it…I said you are running away from answering the question. I

            Millennium

          • Senay Zer

            Dear Berhe — I feel like this was not his intention, but what Paulos is suggesting isn’t a mere interference in Ethiopian affairs (which would be horrible thing to do by itself) but even worse, it sounds like importation of Ethiopia’s problem to Eritrea. If a Tigrigna, for whatever reason, could say let’s align with Tigrigna-Ethiopians to help with numbers etc, what would preclude a Moslem Eritrean say…’hey, let’s align with Moslem Ethiopians to have strength in numbers.’ What is happening in Ethiopia should scare us because it could easily ignite region-wide conflicts. If there is a way to help them solve their differences, let’s do it. Otherwise, we should just shut up. BTW, all your responses are spot on. Only thing I want to emphasize is that TPLF is the main reason Eritrea and Tigray lost huge opportunity to develop organic relationship in past 20 years. Even worse, they gave us a frame-work and precedence on how to sabotage honorable agreement and treaties.

          • Berhe Y

            Thank you Senay.

            I agree with you.

            But shouldn’t we be ask the first and basic question….

            What is there for us? What’s there for Eritrea? Once we know if it’s for our benefit then we go the next step.

            But we tend to just jump around from one problem to another problem instead of focusing on our self and find a lasting solution.

            My Ideal outcome would be:

            Isayas Afeworki is removed.

            Eritrea becomes a democratic state with one of the best democracy in the region. No fake elections but true democracy, similar to the British system (Parliamentary).

            Eritrea joins the common wealth (Rwanda did it even though was not a British colony).

            I say join the common wealth, because we want to advance our democracy, rule of law, education and justice system and keep our politicians to the highest standard so we can continue to advance.

            This will also allow us to tell any crazy leaders or governments to buzz off and we have access to the world political corridor.

            Berhe

          • Millennium

            Hi Hameed:

            This is the only time I see you writing something that makes sense

            Millennium

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Millennium,

            I make sense to you this time. For, I hate the good doctor to come to your level, a commonplace, local guy.

            Al-Arabi

          • Millennium

            Hi Hameed:

            My level? if by my level you mean basing my politics on race and religion? I am not at that level. I am well above that. If you hate that, then you are with the wrong company and your assessment about me is completely wrong. You can see for yourself where your “good doctor” is. If you cannot see that, it means your hatred for Isaias and PFDJ is blinding you. There are forces here that want to leverage your [everyone else’s] hatred for Isaias towards a political end that is completely opposite to yours. You won’t be able to see it now and I hope that time won’t come when I say ” I told you so”; I hope that time never comes for your and mine sake. I could have insulted you back…but what does that serve?

            Millennium

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Millennium,

            You remind me the story of the great liberation fighter AbuShanab with another liberation fighter – in Kassala – who happened to have a knife on his arm. AbuShanab asked him, “What is this?” He replied, “For a black day”. AbuShanab responded, “Is there more black day than Hashaneit?” What would have said AbuSahanb if he had lived to the present?

            Is there more black day than what we are witnessing at present, Millennium? A nation at sale, and a shocked people.

            On my way, let me scribble for you about one of the jokes of AbuShanab. After the independence of Eritrea, he visited Eritrea and met Isaias. He saw a picture of a camel inside olive branches hanged at the office of Isaias. He asked Isaias, “Why this camel without owner?”

            Al-Arabi

          • Millennium

            Hi Berhe:

            You are deliberately avoiding the elephant in the room when it comes to Eritrean current policy vs a vs Tigray. I do not think Eritrea is choosing the Amaras or the Oromos over Tigray. Eritrea is dealing with those political actors in Ethiopia that have agreed to abide by the border ruling and avoiding the one political force that has yet to agree. You can accuse the government for not normalizing relations with Tigray only after TPLF has agreed to the terms of the ruling and allow the withdraw of Ethiopian forces from Eritrean territories.

            Millennium

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Millennium,

            In case you are not aware, the primary objective of the Eritrean people is the removal of the dictatorship back home and replace it with democratic government.

            Once that established what type of relationship we will have with all our neighbors, it’s our government representative to decide putting Eritrea interest first.

            ትግራዮም፡ አምሓርኦም፡ ኦሮምኦም፡ ይጥዓሞም አይጥዓሞም፣ ንሕና ኤርትራውያን ንሓመሉን ድቃስ ንስእነሉ ጉዳይ አይኮነን፡፡

            Berhe

          • Hope

            Selam Aman and Pauli’s:
            Who are u trying to blame on then?
            Who is blocking the peace process from day one for 20 yrs?
            Just IA???
            For God’s sake:
            Who was bluffing to bring down and break the spinal cord of Eritreans and make a Eritrea collapse overnight?

            Am not even exaggerating or making up stiff but quoting the same TPLF you are admiring and defending!!’

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Peace,

            Are you with the dubious peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia? Does it hurt Eritrea if this peace was sabotaged by any entity?

            “attacking Dr Abiy day in day out is becoming boring.” and what about Dr. Abie cooks to destroy Eritrea?

            Al-Arabi

          • Peace!

            Hi Hameed Al-Arabi,

            I think you are missing the point I am trying to make. I simply urged her to use her sharpness and make a compelling case.

            Peace!

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Peace,

            No, no! don’t dread. I have masticated what you have written.

            Al-Arabi

          • Hayat Adem

            Hi Peace,
            I could be boring at times. Sometimes I wouldn’t know it. At other times I am being forced to. For example, on PFDJ, we have to say things over and over until enough critical mass is awaken. It is worth it. Thanks for all the joint efforts including the AT and its community, it seems we are getting there. I do believe IA and his small circle are worse than what their opponents are portraying them. What is known or reported about their crime is not adequate. So more needs to come out.
            On Tplf: my view is that they are not as Angel as their memebers want to tell us and they are not as bad as their opponents want to tell as about them.
            On 3A: It is possible I am being carried away about him thinking how could that great country I always consider as land of wisdom fell in the hands of wrong people. But I want you to register me on the following fact: change was necessary. HD was going to lead it against a wall beyond which it was either deadend or a civil war. Wo I am happy change came but also i am unhappy 3A came. They change him soober than later.
            On the peace: Even as unclear as it is, as inconclusive as it is, as uninstitutionalized as it is… I am so glad it happened. More is expected but even this is to be celebrated. 8 also don’t see 8t disadvantaging the Tplf as it stands to date. 8 think the6 have welcomed and I even see the more eager to expand and maximize it further.

      • Hameed Al-Arabi

        Ahlan Hope,

        A crocodile tears, “As an Eritrean,what worries and concerns me more is:

        -The new wave of rounding up of our Youth in the wake of ENOUGH Movement.”

        Loss of direction – on a crossroad – and a sign of misery collapse, “We ERITREANS ONLY,NO ONE ELSE, need to OWE EXCLUSIVELY, this new Movement and have to have a Centralized,Coordinated and Strong Leadership”.

        Al-Arabi

    • Nitricc

      Trouble is visiting Ethiopia. There is a fighting going on in Wello area. Who is fighting who

      Hayat, why don’t you tell us with what is going inside Tigray. what the beef between Enderta and Agame? lol what is going on? I know your TPLF working hard against Eritrea by sending traders with YiAkil brochures and fliers to be distributed in the streets of Asmara. However I never thought Enderta and Agame would go at each other like that. Again what is their beef?

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Hi Nitrickay,

        You bought the “lies and propaganda” of the regime. When are you going to even “suspect” anything done by the regime? Really you are stuck to absolve them without scrutinizing. The Wayane bogeyman has blocked the reasoning faculties of your brain. Very sad.

        • Nitricc

          HI Aman-H; I don’t think you are paying attention with what is going own around Eritrea. Sudan is in deep trouble. Somalia is just that Somalia! Yemen; I don’t think I need to explain anything and here you have it, there is the giant Ethiopia; the Ethiopia going in to very dangerous territories every day i.e. relatively peaceful and orderly is Eritrea. This is not acceptable to the evil TPLF i.e. sabotage must be made in order to bring Eritrea in to the mix; the mix of chaos and pandemonium. it is not that hard to figure things out; Aman-H

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Nitrickay,

            What are these inserts (Sudan, Yemen,Somalia) in your comment? What has to do with my question to you? My question to you was: do you ever suspect the lies and propaganda of the regime? Do you ever scrutinized the lies of the regime? As I see you, and as far as Tigray and TPLF are our neighbor, you will always give the regime a pass to whatever they said. Let me tell you one deadly sure: Tigray and TPLF will stay for ever as our neighbors. Deal with them to live in peace and liberate our young generation from the trap of PFDJ. Tigray is not an independent country. They are part of Ethiopia. There is no peace for that matter that bypass the Tigray people. As simple as that. That is why the PM of Ethiopia is not only naive but utterly bogus to even think for peace by alienating his own Tigray people and kissing the ass of the despot.

      • Blink

        Dear Nitricc
        You know weyane poachers are also importing fake dollar to Eritrea and also littering on streets of Asmera is becoming a name for Mekele boys , people are advising the mekele boys to at least pee inside cafe restaurants, these filthy thieves are peeing all over public places and I have no idea why do they act like Animals .
        The weyane boys are simply horrible in respecting people on streets with their use of horns too . There will be a TV report about Tigrians selling fake consumers goods as well as importing fake dollars plus other criminal activities.

        Tigray has crazy dogs as well as out of control aids infection all over the place and Eritreans are telling anyone going to big cities of Tigray from camp or from Eritrea to use condom as well as to try to avoid Tigrians in general .

        • Nitricc

          Greetings Blink; Eritrea may get favorable economic advantage and all that but if Eritrea is not carful it is a done deal for Eritrea to suffer from dangerous social diseases. Right now, in Tigray organized robbery and burglary are not the nightly thing to do but in a broad day light. Most Tigryans youth brought their extensive robbery skills from all over Ethiopia and now Tigray is nothing but the home of most notorious criminals. This is just a matter of time before they make it in to Eritrea. Eritrea needs strong police force to tackle this problem. The good thing right now is, the current Eritrean government will have no problem giving what is coming to skilled robbers and jobless drunks. Eritrea needs to be very care-full.

          • Blink

            Dear Nitricc
            They already are doing it in Asmera , my Asmarinos are asking the asmera police force to exert their help to save people for group gangs , for example on 21, 03, 2019 Tigrians were caught exerting Ethiopian flag at night in front of cinema Dante and Dawit seiko shop , many people tried to beat the Tigrians and police saved these idiots , they are still in prison , Others were also caught while cheating transport cars plates just around Halibet and you know how this type of cheating is going to affect the two people who wish to have healthy trade as well as relationships. I think Eritreans should simply use any means possible to cut these thieves before the police arrive . I agree with you the benefits are simply irrelevant if it is going to change the safety of ordinary people in Asmera .

        • Berhe Y

          Hi Blink,

          Here is why I call you a PFDJ supporter. You know what the PFDJ will do, from inside the presidents and or MoI office? Why…

          Now don’t twist when I ask you this, it’s not because you are trying to expose the “weyane” or TPLF. You can expose them all you want, my problem is, why is the PFDJ allowing to happen this in the first place?

          Who is giving them the power to import goods to Eritrea and giving them access to Eritrean markets unhindered and they are able to do what ever they want. Have you seen the notice they gave to Eritrean people who are “transgressing” on the market given to people of Ethiopia.

          The PFDJ is the problem but you don’t focus on PFDJ but instead you focus on others to divert the sin that’s committed by PFDJ.

          How hard is for PFDJ government to control what’s coming on it’s boarder, if that’s indeed the issue?

          Berhe

          • Blink

            Dear Berhe
            I don’t have any information than anyone , I may know people in some offices just like anybody from Eritrea beyond that I don’t know .

            Remember news fly in asmera faster than the internet world sometimes.

            Why PFDJ allowed Tigrians to trade , well you know for a fact why . For example 09 is storing building material and petrol like never before and for that to happen they have to allow Tigrian traders to zoom in Asmera unless it would be like impossible for them to do their work , remember 09 are in Mekele , Gojam , Debrestion markos, Addis Abeba and also they are becoming too active in so many different trades so what we are saying about Tigrians is simply the bad habit of doing bad things unless the trade issue is simply the return of the golden age of 09 .

            Why do I focus on weyane has nothing to do with PFDJ , none and I believe the attack on PFDJ in this site is well represented by you and many others and you know that , plus remember the attack on PFDJ is done some times by lurking to Eritreans history and that ticks me off from your side . I wish we could meet on open space and see who did what to oppose PFDJ . You know also this forum is a rainbow and for that reason I remain to have my own .

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Blink,

            I have no interest to continue to engage. It’s endless diversion. I am going to defend the opposition and you are going to accuse them etc..etc..at the same the PFDJ lives another day.

            Good luck to you.

            Berhe

          • Blink

            Dear Berhe
            Still you couldn’t bring one evidence that supports your claim about me supporting PFDJ . You shouldn’t really be doing such accusations because I don’t repeat what you and others say .

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Blink,

            You are right I don’t have hard evidence, sorry.

            You speak the same language, you act and repeat the same argument and false accusation of anyone who oppose the regime, at least that’s my observation. If it’s not then sorry again let’s move on.

            Berhe

  • said

    Greetings,

    Max Romeo song ,the Farmer’s Story made with his son Azizzi] is a beautiful video. It’s the first official video Romeo’ve made in over fifty years of music –The Farmer’s Story” and the exploitation of farmers generally .The farmers get a very small little mass of the produce. And then when they go to the market they find the produce selling for a lot of money. Link to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e9bVKtSi6g

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear All,

    what do you of the bellow my friends idea..?

    “ይህ ኤሊ የገባው ነገር ቢኖር ነፃነቱን ማግኘቱ ነው፤ ግን ለህይወቱ ዋስትና የሆነውን ነገር አውልቆ መጣሉ የሚገባው ችግሩ የደረሠበት ቀን ነው”

    ምን ለማለት ነው፦
    ኢትዮጵያውያን ህወሓትን ከነሱ ጎን መራቋ እንደ ትልቅ ድል ቆጥረውት ነበር፤ ግን ህወሓትን ከነሱ ጎን አለመኖሯ እንደተበደሉ የሚገባቸው ያቺ ብዙ ሚልዮን ብር ሰጥተህ የማትገዛ #ሠላም ሲነፈጉ ያዩ ቀን ነው”
    እሄን ያልኩ ከባዶ ተነስቼ አደለም፤ ብዙዎች የለውጥ ጉዞ ላይ ነን፣ ደልቶናል፣ ተመችቶናል ሲሉ የነበሩ ዛሬ ሁኔታው ሁሉ እየከፋ መሆኑን፣ እንዲሁም የአመራር እንዝላልነት መኖሩን አስተውለው: ሚያክላቸው ያህል ሲያማርሩ ብለውም ህወሓትን ሲማፀኑ ስለአየሁ ነኝ።
    ሲበዛ “ህወሓት የምድር መልአክ ብትባል ብያንሳት እንጂ አይበዛትም” በማለት ላይ ናቸው😀እውነትምም ናቸው😀
    ህወሓት የቻለችው ጉድ ማን ይቻለው ሆነ ነገሩ ያሳዝናል።
    ሠላም ይሁን በያላቹበት።

    Say your say..

    KS,,

    • Hope

      Selam Kokhobay:
      “ሲበዛ “ህወሓት የምድር መልአክ ብትባል ብያንሳት እንጂ አይበዛትም” በማለት ላይ ናቸው😀እውነትምም ናቸው😀
      ህወሓት የቻለችው ጉድ ማን ይቻለው ሆነ ነገሩ ያሳዝናል።
      Can you buy this though?
      If so,how and in what way?
      An Angel externally, a BIG DEVIL internally?
      The horn including Ethiopia is in a way better peace compared to the time when the “Angel” was in power.
      How do rule out that the same ‘Angel” could be behind the mess in some parts of Ethiopia?

  • said

    Greetings,
    Ethiopian-style development. SOAKING UP ETHIOPIA’S NATURAL RESOURCES
    Ethiopia’s Lake Abijatta. More than half of the lake has disappeared in the past 30 years, leaving a vast expanse of salt flats. Satellite images collected by researcher Debelle Jebessa Wako reveal that between 1973 and 2006 its surface area shrank from 197 to 88 sq km. Its depth dropped from 13 to 7 metres between 1970 and 1989. and fish have disappeared because of the remaining water’s increased salinity. The other lakes in the central part of the Great Rift Valley (Ziway, Shalla and Langano) face the same threat.Pls see the link Le monde diplomatic,
    https://mondediplo.com/2019/04/05ethiopia

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear Mr. Said,

      That is just what makes me sick,,Being brought up in Bahir Dar like Tana, is also in danger.. What is possible to save those natural gifts of our horn is we shold answer do at this moment is what we should care strongly..

      • said

        Selam KS
        It is about time to building a broader, more inclusive environmental movement in our region and join and rejoin world movement .
        https://grist.org/grist-50/2019/#rev-mariama-white-hammond

      • said

        Selam KS

        The importance of stewardship of the earth’s resources ?
        In 2001 In his article “Systems As God Intends and Humanity Corrupts” Presbyterian evangelical theologian Robert C. Linthicum tells us when systems “as God intended them” (political, “to work for justice”; economic, “to be faithful stewards of the nation’s wealth so that there could be an equitable distribution…in order to eliminate poverty”, and religious “value-sustaining” to establish a “relational culture”) stray from their God-intended purposes. When systems go astray, the political becomes a system of oppression; the economic, one of exploitation; the religious one of control (of the people for the powers-that-be). Linthicum concludes, Whether we are Christians, Jews, other peoples of faith, or those who love democracy and justice, the biblical witness can help us articulate a vision of public life lived at its highest, an analysis which enables us to understand evil as public and systemic as well as private and individual, and the commitment to work together in our public life toward a society which is truly relational and just, seeking a shared Stewardship of the “ Eearth’s Resources “so that there will be no poor among you.” (Deut. 15:4) This is the vision that will enable us to turn our society’s public life “upside-down”!

        • Kokhob Selam

          Selam brother Said,

          Yes.. those who are religious people think that way..

          But those who are in Spiritual journey are thinking to fix within..Not out side them at all..Only live in now and solve things within…

          So,what do you think is correct?

          KS,,

          • said

            Selam Ks.
            It is always much better to learn from the wise man Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood this when he declared one year prior to his death: “We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. . . . When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” The truth is that preventing climate change from inflicting cataclysmic damage to our ecosystem and threatening much of life on earth and civilization as we know it cannot be accomplished Please read The Real News, actor and activist John Cusack made a simple but profoundly important point: “[Y]ou can’t separate climate justice and militarism’ Pls Read the article https://therealnews.com/stories/we-cant-separate-climate-justice-from-opposing-militarism

  • Selam All,

    Hayat Adem told us that i said the following to T. Kifle 4yrs ago: “I for one do not question MZ’s patriotism or his Ethiopianism. We should accept that as any human being he was not infallible. He knew very well that the Ethiopian flag has a special place in the Ethiopian psyche, and when he said “ጨርቅ”, at that time and place, it was meant to have a political impact, and unfortunately, it had a shade of contempt and disdain. Let us accept his merits, as a person who brought change to Ethiopia, without saying that he was perfect, and without denying that he made some mistakes”.

    This is what i wrote four years ago:
    “The Ethiopian flag represents one and only one thing, the Ethiopian nation, as the flag of the state of Tigray represents the people of Tigray. The Ethiopian flag does not represent the rulers of the land or the system of government (feudalism or communism and the injustices that go with these systems). None of these flags should be characterized as “a piece of cloth (ጨርቅ). After all, he was no ordinary person to say this, and he was planning to rule Ethiopia. Many have fallen at different battlefields carrying these flags, either to defend the sovereignty of the Ethiopian nation in the first case, or for the sake of democracy and the rule of law in the second.
    I for one do not question MZ’s patriotism or his Ethiopianism. We should accept that as any human being he was not infallible. He new very well that the Ethiopian flag has a special place in the Ethiopian psyche, and when he said “ጨርቅ”, at that time and place, it was meant to have a political impact, and unfortunately, it had a shade of contempt and disdain. Let us accept his merits, as a person who brought change to Ethiopia, without saying that he was perfect, and without denying that he made some mistakes.”

    Of course, to serve her purpose she did not bring the whole comment. It was said at the time when all believed great things were happening in ethiopia looking from the outside, especially as much as the gerd, the electric trains to be, the universities that now produce jobless graduates, the tall buildings and wide roads, which we didn’t know were laying massive debts, the ‘talaqu meriachin’ myth was everywhere. Nevertheless, when their nakedness became obvious to all ethiopians, as the result of kleptocracy, torture chambers, prisons full to the brim, the national coffers empty, and tplf political, economic and social crimes beyond any wild expectations of the ethiopian people, everything changed.

    Other things i had said to T. Kifle those days were:
    1) “Whether the students stormed into a bank or broke parked cars, (it must be about the killings of 2005) there is no excuse at all to use force that ends in the loss of human lives. In Ethiopia and other African countries, we have to learn some day that there are a thousand ways to handle riots, without the loss of life, especially when the rioters are unarmed.”

    2) “There are also unjust laws, self-serving laws, laws that are there as a means to an end, and laws that miss their purpose. A law that prohibits questioning the actions of a government by journalists and the Ethiopian society as a whole, cannot be a law based on democratic principles.

    3) “Nobody supports terrorism, and it should be fought as much as possible. Nevertheless, labeling journalists as terrorists and putting them behind bars for a long period of time for criticizing the government, undermines its credibility. It is better that the government is more tolerant to journalists.”

    5) “You said “Nobody supports terrorism,”, you are just doing that, intentionally or otherwise when you undermine court decisions without providing counter arguments.” That is the problem, which emanates from the broad definition of the anti-terrorism law, and the principle of whoever is not with us is against us. You have already labeled me a supporter of terrorism and insensitive to a possible genocide.”

    6) other discussions we had was about ethio-eritrean politics.

    Digital woyane will do its level best to absolve tplf of its crimes by lying and accusing others for their ‘principle’ as if the whole world is devoid of any principle except tplf and its apologists. With the passing of time, they will lose their relevance, and they will not be useful even to tplf, which it will finally dump and forget about them all together.

    • Blink

      Dear Horizon
      You know you are Ethiopian and as any Ethiopian do you have to see for the interest of your people and that is an honorable stand by any major . For me Mengistu was far more Ethiopian than Meles and the difference between the two can be sum up just in their public policy, Meles wanted to rule Ethiopians by inserting ethnic hate between all Ethiopians while Mengistu was simply the dictator who wished a greater socialist Ethiopia with it sea out let posing to the Arabs nose Now what does Meles do to advance Ethiopian interest ? Meles killed more people than Mengistu by his evil politics of ethnic frictions . Remember Meles financed many evil historical mistakes to show the Oromos hate Amhara and vise versa and if Ethiopia was the same size as Eritrea , Trust MLLT would have done horrible things . Hayat doesn’t have any principle except lies over lies and she stand here defending Getachef and other weyane criminals because she has supporters like our weyane goons and that by itself is a big disadvantage for any Sensible Ethiopian to make a peace process go on smooth .

      Look at the people prizing the dishonesties she got in this forum , she is talking about you because the contract weyane has with Ethiopians is over and with that goes hayat voice of admiring any peace initiative in our region . Remember almost 90% people in this forum oppose the current peace process between Eritrea and Ethiopia and for such people anymore peaceful society is a threat to their own existence.

      The result of weyane 27 years policy put Ethiopia with Yemen and Afghanistan while weyane trade 3 billion Turkey write off money .

      Around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017, according to a global report on the food crisis on Tuesday. You can see below how hayat and her group emptied Ethiopians and left them to sufffer .

      “Nearly two-thirds of those facing acute hunger are in just 8 countries: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In 17 countries, acute hunger either remained the same or increased,” said the report jointly presented by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Program (WFP).

      • Hameed Al-Arabi

        Ahlan Blink,

        You said, “Meles wanted to rule Ethiopians by inserting ethnic hate between all Ethiopians while Mengistu was simply the dictator who wished a greater socialist Ethiopia with it sea out let posing to the Arabs nose

        Do you mean Meles made a mistake by supporting the independence of Eritrea? Really, you are an insider to Eritrea and Eritreans.

        Al-Arabi

        • Blink

          Dear Hameed
          Meles did not support Eritrean independence, he was forced to kneel to that unless he would have been wiped out once for all. There was no choices for Meles and his Group in 1991. Meles really do want to colonize Eritrea after 1998 , you can see people like the Midget Tsadkan hoping for Ethiopian sea access and many people in weyane do admit they made a mistake by cooperating and also signing for Eritrean independence. Remember also weyane does use Eritrea to rule Ethiopians . Meles was a cruel thief and every one who follow his ruling party knows this , all these weyane digital army as well as some goons . It is like the Pakistani mullah who force the Hindu kids by force and when the local authorities block their activities as crime they go out to streets to say “ these authorities are anti Islam “ you see how that looks like .

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Blink,

            You say, “he was forced to kneel to that unless he would have been wiped out once for all” then why did you kneel down to make referendum? You should have forced Meles to Recognize independence of Eritrea without referendum. Why did you spin around Meles for three years around? I think, you should have forced him to recognize the independence of Eritrea in 1991 moreover you should have forced him to compensate Eritreans all the atrocities Ethiopian rulers have perpetrated upon the people of Eritrea. Aha! I have understood. They are your siblings, Ethiopians, therefore you don’t want them to lose any money on Eritreans. It is “ዋላ ሓንቲ ኣይከሰርናን” on the thirty years of our struggle.

            Al-Arabi

          • Blink

            Dear Hameed
            No one kneeled down to Meles or what so ever in Ethiopian chair at that time . We even demanded to solve the issue with Mengistu asking him to let Eritreans decide their fate by simple card on the box way way before the eradication of dergi soldiers from Eritrea but Mengistu refused that offer and get kicked out from Eritrea. The referendum was for the world community to accept Eritreans resolve unless weyane were not in way determining our fate .You should read What ELF and later EPLF said about referendum them Come back to the line .

            The referendum which was over 98% yes for independent Eritrea was to show the world that we have another prove beyond the guns that show we are a country not like Tigrians and it was always like that from 1940th minus the few hailesilassie goons .

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Blink,

            You, “The referendum was for the world community to accept Eritreans”. You appear here short of wold politics. The entity that was claiming that Eritrea was theirs, I think, was Ethiopia. My friend, the world community has no enmity with the people of Eritrea, therefore the moment Ethiopia recognizes the independence of Eritrea the whole world will recognize Eritrea as an independent country. Why do all that loss for referendum as far as you had power over Meles?????

            Al-Arabi

          • Blink

            Dear Haneed
            I think you are lowering the level of the argument by keeping this village shoes around , it was the world who decided without our consent to be with Ethiopia and you have thousands of recorded events of Eritreans protesting to the UN one side decision of federating with a feudalistic Ethiopian system in which at that time Eritrea was the only light for democracy.

            In 1890 Eritrea was already on its own colony away from Ethiopia and by Jun 30 of 1890 is all new show and what happens after that is just a matter of Ethiopians. misunderstanding because menlik do trade Eritrea for few palaces and also some show up with the whites . Eritreans fate has been a world politics issue .just in 1895 many Tigrians tried to occupy Eritrea and failed because the Italians assumed the Tigrians are just as of the 1998 of Meles .
            In 1947 Tedla bayru who was in chain to the 4 parties couldn’t outwit the world powers in that year the aim of dividing Eritrea in two different countries failed and what happens after that was also a heavy hand by the 4 powers with colleagues of Hailes the evil , so do you need to bring another evidence that they ( the super powers ) were all in hidden away from our fate . I can refer many names and dates but what is the benefit ?

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Blink,

            Again you fail short of history too. The reason that makes you swim randomly. The world community has nothing to do if two countries solved their differences. My friend, the world interferes with good or bad intention when there is conflicts. For example, you have North and South Yemen when their two governments decided to reunite the world only congratulated them. When Haile Sellasse in agreement with Andinet obliterated the federation made by the UN, no one from the world community spoke. Haile Sellasse presented them his agreement with Andinet Party. The same procedure Isaias intends to do with Eritrea at present, but today the world is different from yesterday. The people of Eritrea already passed their complaint to the UN and key countries in the world that Isaias doesn’t represent them.

            I advise you to read history from different sources. Also emancipate yourself from local politics and media. Follow closely world politics on daily bases from reliable sources, and read many books about international politics. Really, You are in a pressing need to learn the A,B,C of politics and history.

            Al-Arabi

          • Blink

            Dear Hameed
            I am not a social science student nor do I take history lesson above secondary school but I speak what I read from books about the events that happened in Eritrea and with that I am just trying to reason out with you but as expected you are clueless about what and when and with that I rest my case for you to go bratty day with weyane book . Weyane and all Tigrian elites are all players of deceit and Tyqya and that is all.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Blink,

            መን ሕራይ ኢሉኪ ተነጻጽፊ እዩ ነገሩ ምሳኻ:: I am not expecting from you to get you an expert of social sciences, history, politics, etc. What I want you to know only the A,B,Cs of those fields. I know some in the forum judge some of you by mistake and pump you up to the extent of explosion. Come down my friend, and practice ታተ ታተ ታተ ታተ

          • Blink

            Dear Hameed
            I don’t intend to do plastic surgery to a lifeless corps but you jumped to my comment and no one asked you take anything but as usual of being Mufti Amin-Hussein’s head is the problem with you .

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Blink,

            You are unable to respond to facts, nothing else, but facts. When you push your tail between you legs, I know, you are cornered. And that is enough to make you revolve around the TPLF, the nightmare of Isaias.

            You have no capacity – and you will never have competence in the future – to study social sciences. Locked criminal minds never develop or civilize. “ሃበይ እባ ይዓረ ዕፍንታ ልብል – A fruit it can’t reach, it is rotten says a monkey” say Tigre speakers.

            Al-Arabi

    • Hayat Adem

      Dear Horizon,
      1) First you denied you said such a thing and you told us I was lying and hallucinating. Now you rediscovered yourself. That is a progress.
      2) now you are showing another character. Instead of apologizing or just simply acknowledging, you accused me of not quoting the entire comment. First, why would i quote the entire comment? Is it not the case people pull out the part they want to support their point? My point was you never questioned his patriotism. When you denied it and called it a lie, I pulled out that part. I didn’t change a word, I didn’t take it out of context. In fact, i pulled out the whole paragraph to give you a long quote instead of a sentence. Now even if I brought the entire comment, it wouldn’t change a thing.
      3) Now you want to see 5he same man differently. That is okay to change and shift. But you can do it with pretending that you were consistent and that you were saying the same thing from the start. Changing positions and views has always been part of life. I have done them many times. Lies, denials, pretentions, false accusations don’t belong to good men and women. They tell about cheap personality and character.
      4) You are now telling that you told T.. Kifle more other things and differenent things at other times and in else comments. Oh boy, you are falling apart. What does it take to say I changed my mind; or i goofed; or i am conflicted or i still don’t question mz’s patriosim but i don’t support his policies…or…you a million better way to reconcile your now and your past. You happened to pick the only wrong path which is to deny and disown your own words or blame others for your own words. It shows a character.
      5) Now you are saying that you said it before you learned that many terrible things had happened while he was in power. This is so funny as well. So 2hy were you calling him a patriot then? Based on what records? You mentioned that there were many develpment initiatives including GERD. Precisely. There were many people who didn’t beleive there was a massive and transformative developments taking place then. You were not one of them. Apparently, per your testimony earlier you chose to be on the other side. So, if you have other realities today, reconcile your narrative and move on. There are million better graceful ways to register change of views than appearing unprincipled and ncspineless. If you have to protect at all costs, protect your character qnd integrity. It is the only thing that worths it.

      • Hayat Adem,

        You would be satisfied to hear somebody (anybody) for that matter to call your demigod a patriot. I could have made a thousand mistakes, nevertheless mz a patriotic ethiopian he would never have become. He and tplf were the worst things that happened to ethiopia, and ethiopia is still paying the price of their 27 yrs anti-ethiopian conspiracy.

        The tplf era will never ever come back to ethiopia. You better know that.
        Yes, there are many graceful ways to change one’s opinion, nevertheless, selling one’s soul to the worst chauvinistic dictatorship as you did is not one of them. Unlike you, my character serves the people and not tplf.

        If there is anybody to apologize, it must be you, who disingenuously entertained the invasion of the eritrean people by tplf, and possibly to nullify their independence.

        • Hayat Adem

          Horizon,
          A great man’s call is to do what he can selflessly for his country. There is no perfect man, do not expect perfect work from men. The man brought a broken countey out 9f a sh***hole. You can measure him with his fire-love for his people. He walked long lifting millions out 9f poverty. He once was asked what wished for an Ethiopian leader who comes after him. To that he said, “I wish the next leader to inherit Ethiopia that feeds herself so that its leaders don’t have to beg others to feed their people.” Once he was asked

          • Kokhob Selam

            Yes Hayat Queen..

            That is what makes as “great man” you are now doing fine..tell him on this way and for sure he will understand you.

            KS,

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hayat,

            The difference between the “visions” of MZ and AA, according “their living words” is, the former was to change the lives of Ethiopian people – to have three meals a day and to eradicate poverty from the face of Ethiopia, and the latter is to fulfill the dream of his mother. Big gap in their ambition and their intention. Their living words are being said right early in their leaderships. Again the former’s focus was on economy, education, infra structure, security and has showed significant progress. The latter focus’s in politics and power.

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Hayat,

        The more you debated him on his comment the more he sunk to the hole he dug in. The more you debated him further the more his racist hate comes to the open. Years back before we know him as unprincipled, I was thinking that he was one of the few Ethiopians, who have integrity of their “thought process” embedded in logics that define their character and their principles. In politics you don’t make u-turns (if you make no integrity whatsoever) but you could make adjustments without contradicting with your principles. Those adjustments could only be policy related matters that could be affected by multiple factors and actors. After all, though we don’t know him back then, he admitted that he is not a principled person. Now the forumers could know how to handle for unprincipled Horizon. He is in a bad position to defend his integrity and his charcters. Why did he allow himself to be unprincipled person to begin with?

  • Millennium

    Hi all:
    It was always as clear as day light that TPLF was using Ethiopia, all its resources including man power to remove the Eritrean government. That was part of the grand plan of making it possible to secure the viability of the state of Tigray when the time comes; the idea was—that is, when the time comes, when ruling Ethiopia was no longer possible—-about preparing the ground work to make the retreat to Tigray as smooth as possible.

    TPLF exploited the hard-core Ethiopians expansionist ambition to their advantage. On the part of TPLF, the whole effort was done never with “greater Ethiopia” in mind. They were basically laying the foundations for a Tigray state that would be viable. For that to happen, the current Eritrean government had to be removed; they also had to make sure no other viable alternative was available in the event the government collapsed. They wanted to make sure that by the time they are back in Tigray, Eritrea remained a vassal state, at the mercy of the Tigray rulers.

    Sometimes when we talk about TPLF’s plans, we ran the risk of passing them as strategists…the fact however is that they were never strategists. They always went with the flow, designing a tactic for as long as that tactic took them. It was first about liberating Tigray with the help of EPLF, then it was about ruling Ethiopia with the help of EPLF, then it was about becoming Ethiopian by making an enemy of EPLF. One factor that never changed however was their conviction that, for them to rule Ethiopia, the country had to remain divided.

    But they also wanted to make sure that when it was time for them to pack and leave Ethiopia that there was no threat from their southern neighbour. They saw to it that the country they left behind should be as divided as possible. Try as you may, you can never justify article 39 of the constitution they put in place; how can one genuinely try to craft a state with an ethnic based federal system?

    The whole Weyane effort was however dashed when change came in Ethiopia a little early to the chagrin of TPLF and their few apologists here. Thanks God, now, the whole region is breathing a sigh of relief that the cancer is removed, and Ethiopia has found a genuine leader that can match its potential.

    It is good that Horizon, one of the Ethiopian forumers here has come to his senses now

    Millennium

    • Haile S.

      Selam Millenium,
      Interesting analysis. But why did the Eritrean regime indirectly helped this odious program by removing and creating cracks in the cement that holds together the bricks of the society it is standing on?

      • Millennium

        Hi Haile:

        that “crack” that we see is the result of the protracted war of attrition that the two governments were engaged in. You cannot engage in such a massive war and hope to leave unscathed. That is what I think. I also think we have turned a corner

        Regards,
        Millennium

        • Haile S.

          Millenium,

          Yes, Ethiopia turned the corner and consequently Eritrea is not facing the same old Ethiopian corner. But Eritrea has yet to turn the corner.

          • Millennium

            Hi Haile:

            With Ethiopia managing a remarkable smooth transition and having a true Ethiopian leadership, Ethiopia has indeed turned a corner. But with the threat from south of our border removed, Eritrea has also, in a way, turned a corner. Nonetheless, a lot remains to be done

            Millennium

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Hailat,

        Just check the developments of Ethiopia/Tigray and Eritrea when the two regimes cling to the powers?And check who worked for the economic interest of their peoples? That is the best way of gauging the nature of the two leaderships (Between EPRDF and PFDJ). While EPRDF registered a noticeable economic achievements, PFDJ destroyed the economic infra structures that has been already there before they attained the power in their hand and pushed out the most productive forces from their country. In politics EPRDF has established constitutional rules and due process to govern their people, despite the natural political irregularities of the process. Establishing Federalism and giving autonomy to the states created on their constitutional laws is remarkable. On the other hand, PFDJ is ruling by the “whims of one man” without any kind of rule of laws and constitutional government. No comparison whatsoever. I wish we had those “constitutional instruments” to fight PFDJ peacefully without fear and retribution for opposing them for their failures. Ethiopians had it and still have it.

        • Haile S.

          Selam Emma,
          You are trying to absolve the TPLF lead EPRDF from the destructive role they had on Eritrea and Eritreans, and on this subject me and you cannot have an agreement.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hailat,

            Did you really read my comment? Did my comment speaks about what TPLF did or didn’t to Eritrea? My comment speaks only about what PFDJ and EPRDF did to their people. In my book whether the leadership from those who constitute the EPRDF front-party is from TPLF or OPDO, or from ANDM or else, the ruling party was and is EPRDF. All the Prime ministers, be it MZ, HD, and AA are the leaders of EPRDF. The policy of the PMs is the policy of EPRDF party and is not the policy of the individual parties per se. So when you try to response to my comment stick within the argument I made to rebut it.

          • Haile S.

            Emma,
            Read your own comment yourself: “Just check the developments of Ethiopia/Tigray and Eritrea when the two regimes cling to the powers?”. If you had only mentioned Ethiopia and Eritrea, I wouldn’t have brought TPLF!

          • Kaleb

            It is my first time to comment in this site, I can say that Amanuel seems rational and well-sighted person. Amanuel’s argument is “who brought better change to their people? TPLF/EPRDF or PFDJ?” The fact is 2019 Tigray is way better than 1991 Tigray. Is 2019 Eritrea better than 1991 Eritrea? Based on the facts I have, considering number of educated people Eritrea had in 1991, considering the Eritrean people (well organized and principled) society, PFDJ should have done 1000 times of TPLF.
            If that is hard for you to swallow then try it again. My advice is try to accept realities, TPLF has brought good development to his constituency than PFDJ brought to his constituency, this is just reality on the ground. I have no problem if you hate TPLF but they have done better job than PFDJ. The first priority of PFDJ is Eritrean people, with the same token the first priority of TPLF is Tigray people. Your argument should be based on merits of the discussion.

            Thanks,

          • Haile S.

            Dear Kaleb,

            As a first time commentator, you should not come running to force-feed others and give advices. I know what to eat and what not to, as well as who did what to his country. You need to learn yourself how to engage people that you didn’t have any correspondence before.

          • Millennium

            Hi Kaleb:

            White South Africans were also much better than their black counterparts in terms of their economy; while they inhabited the same land and were living in the same times the whites fared better. What exactly are you trying to prove by that argument? in a dialogue of this nature, you have to consider the whole context

            Millennium

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hailat,

            Read again the elaboration I gave you. It only talks about the progress and retrogress when EPRDF and EPFDJ came to power, and the contrast between the two. Nothing about TPLF. If that is your way of dragging me to another topic, then that is not the way you invite people for engagement. Think about it.

          • Haile S.

            Emma,
            I didn’t drag or invite you. You wanted to comment on the question I asked Millennium and you comment cannot be separated from what Millennium said and what I said. I don’t think you brought the ‘tigray’ innocently. Why not say Amhara then?

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hailat,

            I have never thought Haile will think that Tigray = TPLF. Myself I have never and will never equate them. Tigray is a prescribed land where specific people live in it. TPLF is a political organization that thrives to govern a “state” or a “country.” You see Hailat, I don’t do a wild guess on how people thinks. I just evaluate them by what actually they say or write. Even with that I keep myself checked not to misunderstood them to my best of my ability. I am very careful with terminologies, concepts, and name of organizations and their attributes. I can only ask to understand me that way.

            Regards

          • Haile S.

            Emma,
            Read what Millennium wrote to which I commented and asked a question and to which you replied, then take your conclusion. You want to obtain innocence by sticking guilt on me. Have it!
            Thank you.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hailat,

            I didn’t comment based on Millennium’s comment, I just comment on your comment specifically. That is why I reminded you not to judge by interpretation but rather judge by the actual words they have said. You don’t need to link my words with that of Millennium. You know that there is no ambiguity with my words. Do not equate Oromia with OPDO, Amara with ANDM, and Tigray with TPLF. That is my point.

    • Hameed Al-Arabi

      Ahlan Millennium,

      According to your analysis, the source of all this chaos inside Ethiopia is the regime in Eritrea, Isaias. He assisted TPLF to rule Ethiopia and he helped them to divide her to ethnic states, rob her resources and kill her youth. The question is: Why do you assist such cruel group? At the end of the day, you are the number one enemy of Ethiopia in accordance to your analysis. When Ethiopians wake up from slumber, they find without any hesitation that Isaias is their enemy.

      Al-Arabi

    • Selam Millennium,

      Article 39 was meant to be used as a scare tactic, nothing more and nothing less. If tigray goes the ethiopian sky will fall and ethiopia will disintegrate was one of the main conspiracy theory.

      In addition, tplf retained its status of a liberation force even though it ruled the country. Some people were asking, who is tplf going to liberate itself from, as long as it is the uncontested dictatorial ruler of the country? Most probably, it always knew that it cannot be able to rule the land for long, because it knew the sentiment of the people. Hence article 39, it thought, would scare ethiopians.

      There is no regional state in ethiopia that can survive alone if it secede, not even oromia, which is a much richer region. Some reasons among possibly many others, is the geography of oromia and the diversity even within the oromo people.

      As much as tigray is concerned, although not an easy job to do, the only way it can survive is if it swallows eritrea. If you see the map of ‘greater tigray, it includes the afar state and the red sea shore up to djibouti, and of course, the theory that every tigringna language speaking individual is a tigrayan, should make one very suspicious. Otherwise, tigray alone will not be able to survive, and she will not dare to leave the federation.

      • Millennium

        Hi Horizon:

        That is right, but TPLF knew that their agenda cannot be realized if there is a government in Eritrea that represents the wishes of the Eritrean people; certainly, they knew they cannot achieve that dream while shaebia is in power. And that is precisely why they did everything they could to weaken and break the Eritrean people. They were trying to remove the government while at the same time putting barriers to the creation of an alternative political force. Frankly speaking, they almost succeeded. The few Eritreans that are TPLF apologists that you see here are causalities of that protracted war of attrition.

        Regards,
        Millennium

        • Hope

          Selam Millenium:
          “Frankly speaking, they almost succeeded. The few Eritreans that are TPLF apologists that you see here are causalities of that protracted war of attrition.”
          Fair,honest and sober asst.
          The game of ruling Ethiopia might be over but their game to mess around and destabilize both Nations as much as they could MIGHT NOT be over and as such,both Nations should act swiftly before it is too late.
          The entire saga about the seemingly Paranoiac and Diversionary Press Statement by the PFDJ Gov might still make sense considering the latest allegations and developments we are witnessing.
          The OLF faction insisting on Military activity,the alleged new old Trio of Evil Axis composed of the TPLF and the Sudan being sponsored and funded by Turkey and Qatar as stated by the PFDJ Regime cannot be ignored as a mere PR or Diversionary Tactics ,

  • Hayat Adem

    Dear Friends,
    Horizon is no more the kind of cool guy he used to be. It some times sounds as ifhe is two people or his account is hacked. He used to be very careful with his comments. Not any more.. he is dumping lies after lies so carelessly.
    He said thistoday earlier: “Comparing ethiopia’s economy with that of kenya’s, does kenya have the same debt burden as ethiopia..”
    I want you guy to look carefully at this report from April 2018 last year. From all the African countries Ethiopia’s debt stress (57% of its GDP) is slighly lower than Kenya’s (61%).
    https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/global_figure-3_simple_debt_dynamics1.png
    Again, IMF released a report recently and he didn’t put Kenya or Ethiopia amongst the top 10 Subsharan country of heavy debt loads. Again, IMF didn’t put these two countries among the 10 fastest debt growing countries.
    https://qz.com/africa/1252904/imf-warns-on-african-debt-crisis-looming-as-ghana-kenya-and-south-sudan-load-up-on-loans/
    Some analysts such as those in Brookings are nadging the IMF and WB to ring the alarm loud enough. The IMF is arguing it wouldn’t until the five biggest economies in Africa (Ethiopia and Kenya included) become debt stressed. Meaning they are not yet.
    I think, we argued about this months back. Debt is not that worrisome if you are using the loans for strategic investments such as infrastructural development and to boost productivity. There are 3 factors you need to carefully watch as far as debt is concerned: good investments, increase productivity and capacity to pay back.
    Countries like America have debt load that exceeds their GDP. Ethiopia’s is slightly more than half way. People like Horizon mention this issue now and then simply to discredit the uninterrupted infrastructural development and economic growth Ethiopia successfully registered under the EPRDF leadership over the last quarter of a century.
    And now, the Ethiopian economy has come to a complete stop. His supporters are saying it is because the government wants to control spending and debt. I have a different theory why this path was picked up at the wrong time. I think it is because of a host of many leadership incomptencies that got it to such a situation. But even if what is being said is the real reason of the government, it is the worst policy choice. The debt will come to bite you really hard when you stop the economy not when the eonomy is moving up.

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear Queen Hayat,

      We need to be more stronger and easy to understand..I have said it few days back that the way Horizon is going through, had changed..It is like going back to his past stand, In more carefully way to avoid conflict..This is the way to keep people around us..Sorry Dear Hayat this the brotherly advise to you.

      KS,

    • Peace!

      Hi Horizon and Hayat

      What a battle! I guess it’s time to vote.

      Consistency Horizon D+ complete u turn
      Hayat C- Reacts differently to similar/same forces (TPLF & PFDJ )
      Principle Horizon D- Can’t find anything other than gross despise toward Arabs
      Hayat A- TPLF possible greater Tigray
      Patriotism Horizon A- Proud Ethiopian
      Hayat D- Not sure of proud Ethiopian or Eritrean
      Honesty Horizon D+ No consistency no honesty
      Hayat C- No consistency no honesty

      Peace!

      • Paulos

        Selam Abi Seb,

        These bunch of Dergue left-overs are no match to the one and only Hayata. All the power to her!

        • Saleh Johar

          Paulos,
          Even if I were to disagree with Hayat on everything she writes and stands for, the way she stays calm and avoids empty arguments is just commendable. I wish people can learn her way of stating her views without being annoying or disrespectful. There is a lesson for a particular person in this forum if he only learns a small part of her composed character.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Memhir,

            Queen Hayat is an Eritrean version of NPR’s host of ‘Fresh Air’, Terry Gross.

            NPR, agreeing with and quoting the San Francisco Chronicle describes her as “A remarkable blend of empathy and warmth, genuine curiosity and sharp intelligence” which would be how I would describe Hayat Adem on her worst day.

            I have an image of Hayata as someone who will not drink her cup of tea if, miraculously, it is 5 minutes past her usual tea time.

          • Hayat Adem

            Dearest St Fanti,
            Like Terry Gross on my “worst day”? Admittedly, I feel good about it. It doesn’t have to be true. But your overrating could be much dangerous than Peace’s underrating;)
            Now, that was not my biggest point. My biggest point is in your last sentence which made me almost throw the cup of what i was drinking. It is not a tea but replacing that in place of tea, you are so damn right about it. I don’t what that implIies about my personality or habits but I am so charmed by your imagination.
            Fanti, do you know what occupies and urges me a lot!? As to then and how I will stop using a pen name, and how that would impact my relationship and friendship I have built here at AWATE.
            So happy to have known Fanti at this Awate house!
            Hayat

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Hayata,

            LOl!

            I have the same dilemma regarding my pen name too. I think for most people the two main factors are a) family safety and b) familiarity with peers and followers.

            In my case, I started it on a whim with no special thought behind it because I thought I was commenting for the first and last time but I continued, and later on, I got caught with ‘what ifs’ and I thought I was being ‘consistent’ and here I am.

            I don’t think it should mater since it will always be you and your ideas are what should matter, but if you do I trust you will do it for a good reason.

            Although we may wonder whenever someone says to someone else that they are ‘hiding behind a nick name,’ I don’t think it is strong enough reason by itself.

          • Peace!

            Hi Fantish,

            I admire Ammy Goodman more for her courage and firm stand for justice.

            Peace!

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Peace!,

            To be honest I am not familiar with “Ammy Goodmayan.” If you mean Amy Goodman (investigative journalist), I only have a passing familiarity with her.

            It is funny though. The name sounded familiar simply because I have a short documentary film regarding an art work by Pedro Rafael Gonzalez Chavajay I was awarded for excellence in “volunteer teacher’s assistant” I did for one semester and it is about Mayan women.

            The Mayan woman is a fascinating women indeed, so, I registered an automatic “positive” tendency to the name “Ammy Goodmayan” itself without any clue to who she is. Do you see how the mind works?

          • Peace!

            Hi Fantish,

            Only your mind 🙂 You are right Amy Goodman, investigative journalist, host and executive producer of “Democracy Now!”Democracynow. I think Goodmayan is her native last name, her father full name is George Goomayan.

            I wish one day our Hayat quit local politics and be Pan-Africanist to serve the poor African people. I told her many times we need you 🙂

            Peace!

          • Hope

            Selam Salih:

            Lol!

            It is my TURN to judge:

            You are a TERRIBLY BIASED Judge like the Trump paid and appointed Federal Judges and his politically appointed AG are(doing).

            A mere Articulation of language and ideas alone but twisting facts and truth conveniently CANNOT make one commendable and to be a teacher to others.

            Hope rather call this the worst “Hypocrisy and Political Acrobat” as well as an “Intellectual Bankruptcy”.
            Politicians have the’right” to act as such as they are FAKE people running ONLY after their secondary gain.

            Peace the greatista said it so indirectly” :

            ” As for principle, Hayat sticks tenaciously to what she believes, TPLF is exceptional, at all cost”.

        • Peace!

          Paulosay,

          They were buddies for years 🙂

          Peace!

      • Blink

        Dear Peace
        I believe you are not being fair to Horizon as he is more human and always look for the interest of majority while our chameleon hayat is all in her old TPLF eyeglass . I don’t know how Horizon score D+ while Hayat has C – because the lady to lack everything except her consistent support of weyane criminals . You see the problem we see in Ethiopian politics is the product of weyane hard work and I believe Horizon opposition to hayat is valid . The cost of Ethnic politics is greatly appreciated by weyane while poor Ethiopians financed Weyane accounts and on top of that weyane are the architects of every bad things that happened and still happening in Ethiopia . Hayat is simply a weyane digital army and her mark should be A+ by the weyane eyes and F by any human being.

        • Peace!

          Hi Blink,

          I think it is fair enough. The proud Ethiopian Horizon has made an acute U turn while Hayat remains loyal to TPLF with almost not time to spare for her country, Eritrea. As for principle, Hayat sticks tenaciously to what she believes, TPLF is exceptional, at all cost while Horizon switching from praising Meles to trying to help Eritreans challenge their hardship by ignoring DIA whom he was against for years, another acute U turn.

          Peace!

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Peace (Abi-Seb),

        Good to see you back: I want to make a conceptual and logical argument on your grading:

        If one is “an ideologically principled person” and argued consistently with that principle as basis for political engagements, whether I agree or disagree with him or her, in my book, he or she is honest for me. And I love to debate with such ideologically principled individuals. I could only learn from such contrarian views (with clear mind and clear stand). Having different views from the general public does not make you “unpatriotic”. Though, you do not explained the grounds of your grading, principled person is always consistent. Whether, I agree or disagree with Hayat (many times we clash each on how she characterize the cause of our struggle), she is consistent and principled on what she believes. No wobbling at all. This is besides the other qualities SGJ mentioned.

        regards,

        • Peace!

          Hi Emma

          You are absolutely right if you judge the arguments based on Ethiopian politics only, but the thing is morality is absolute. One cannot defend killing in one country and oppose in another for political interest which is exactly what the argument between Hayat and Horizon indicates.

          Peace!

      • Hayat Adem

        Hi Peace,
        How areyou? Not to complain about being underrated. But if you want to be rating others, you need to follow one of the two, each exclusive to the other:
        1) apply standard, neutral and universally accepted yardsticks
        Or
        2) apply your own best interests, priorities and values.

        The first will give you the best person; the 2nd will give you the closest ally.
        Do not mix the two. Do not be selective.

        • Peace!

          Hi Hayat,

          It was a simple judgment based on my observation over the years otherwise I am not qualified to rate or grade anybody in this forum let alone you, Hayat. My point is rather if one applies a consistent standard when evaluating forces with almost identical purpose and direction, it is very unlikely the result or judgment would be different. It is not a secret that all Ethiopian ethnics and Eritrean PFDJ are fighting for political dominance or survival; therefore, one has to choose between standing for justice or advancing political interest to have a consistent and sound position. And speaking of universaly accepted yardsticks, I would mention what I replied to emma: “You are absolutely right if you judge the arguments based on Ethiopian politics only, but the thing is morality, ethics, and values are absolute. One cannot defend killing on one country and oppose in other country.”

          Peace!

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Hayat,

      Why do you bring these Wayane arguments, even if the data is correct? It is a migraine headache for some who debate without any datas. We are just counting since 2012 when the economic engine has halted involuntarily and the national security is dismissed in an attempt to dismiss the success achieved by their predecessors. Now politics without any economic achievement will bite them back. It is a matter of time.

  • Hayat Adem

    Feeling Hopeless,
    *Freud told us the 1st human being who started hurling an insult instead of a stone was the 1st bearer of civilization. Extending that thoight, the last inheritors of the insult culture are the last living signs the ruins of that civilization. Hope represents those. I am hopeless about this static man… he is an example of Eritrea’s problems. He could hqve been contagious at earlier times but now he is quarantined. No worries.
    *Horizon is an example of Ethiopia’s problem. No consistency, no logic and no principle at all. I have one think to admit here. Horizon irritates me more than Hope. Why? It is the subtle lies and double talks he projecte. The aura he pretends to display as if he is for better ideas while shifting positions at a light speed to cheer up new powers is intolerable. He was saying he never questioned MZ’s patriotism some years back. Now he is saying MZ was all anti-Ethiopia. Ethiopian elites have little place for Ethiopia’s national interests conpared to their insatiable appetite for power. That forces me even to respect MZ and the rest TPLF leaders more. In the window of time, they assumed power, they tried their best to tackle Ethiopia’s major problems head on. They showed results. When TPLF and EPLF came to power, Eritrea was at a better socio-economic situation. Look at where the two are now. Ethiopian economy overtook Kenya’s. Ethiopia soared up in many aspects until it was caught with a color revolution of its own kind.
    *In the mean time, Ethiopia is heading into uncharted territory while Writrea is heading out of it.

    • Nitricc

      That forces me even to respect MZ and the rest TPLF leaders more. In the window of time, they assumed power, they tried their best to tackle Ethiopia’s major problems head on.

      Hayat; why do you worry so much about Ethiopia and TPLF? I thought you were Eritrean lol. you are as fake as three dollars bill. Anyway, your midget MZ is dead. Your beloved midget never led Ethiopia but TPLF and Tigray. Your dead midget was hated by all Ethiopians and trust me, Ethiopia is going to just fine. by the way what do you mean when you say ” *In the mean time, Ethiopia is heading into uncharted territory while Writrea is heading out of it.”
      Writrea is heading out of it? what?

      • Hayat Adem

        Nitricc,
        What am I going to do with you? You are not smart, you are 8th grader and you waiting to contribute for Eritrea.
        Everything I say to you is within this context. So, you seem to be interested to talk about Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tplf and Meles.
        1) Eritrea is going to kick out IA soon. He is fast losing and loosening power already. Soon, you will hear desperate moves and assassination attempts on prominent Eritreans from his dogs. And then, it will be over. You will hear the real “game over” news reported by me. Stay put!
        2) I feel bad about Ethiopia. This change came at the right time but it is being led by the wrong team and person. And I thought you and I agreed on this point. You see, Eprdf make history in lifting and building it from the ashes. If Derg was to stay 3 months longer, Ethiopia wouldn’t survive them. It was a miracle that EPRDF came to salvage it with the right political salvage. Then too, the chnage came at the right time and with the right leader. Meles then should have transferred power to another more or equally competent person. When Meles died, EPRDF made a bad decision in bringing HD. He was not decisive; he was not uniter and he was not a thinker. And most of all, he overstayed. So, things got worse and Ethiopia entered a crisis politics. Change was inevitable. But the country should have picked the right person to lead her out of the crisis. Bad luck.. they picked a juvenile person who is doing things worse; hence the uncharted territory.
        3) It is good TPLF didn’t opt to resist and spoil while they had the capacity to do so. But again they, the TPLF, are making a startegic mistakes by totally distancing themselves from the center. They might think the current situation is a good opportunity to build Tigray which visibily foresaken for the last 27 years prior the coming of Abiy. That might be the case but Tigray’s development is only secure within the wellbeing of Ethiopia. They should assign part of their capacity to help Ethiopia.

    • Hayat Adem,

      Why are you lying and hallucinating, the con-woman who was once known as the “queen”, a closet woyane, who wanted to ride to asmara on tplf tanks with the excuse of surgically removing the head of the eritrean regime. Whom would you have put to rule eritrea you wanted to conquer with ethiopian blood and ethiopian economy? Tplf of course, thus fulfilling the dream of ‘greater tigray’. You seem to be part and parcel of this dream, even today when tplf is as good as dead.

      It is only you and your group who put mz and ethiopian patriotism on the same page. You would have liked very much to make me part of it, but NO, it would never happen. His name is already nonexistent in ethiopian politics. Look for his name and pictures in ethiopia anywhere, you will not find one. Where are the parks, building, university libraries etc, in his name? This is the result of his patriotism, the type of patriotism you know very well.

      You do not respect and worship mz and tplf because of what i said. You had vowed to revere and worship him forever soon after he landed at arat kilo palace. You saw him and tplf as the solution for all your problems, dreams and greatness in the region.

      “Eritrea was at a better socio-economic situation”. You are really hallucinating. The thirty years war was fought in eritrea, most of the destruction was also in eritrea, the no-war-no-peace tplf cunning planned and implemented was against eritrea, assab was made a watering hole for camels by your giant mz, sanctions were imposed by your great leader, etc, and now you compare the two countries. You are blinded by your infatuation for tplf.

      Comparing ethiopia’s economy with that of kenya’s, does kenya have the same debt burden as ethiopia, did kenya lose $20bn by illegal money flow out of the country (UN economic commission report), as ethiopia did during the period 2003-2012, under the rule of the guru economist mz?

      You do not need any excuse to worship mz and tplf. You are free to do so. The problem is that you are making it by attacking the the new ethiopian pm, because you believe that he is the reason tplf was thrown to the dustbin of history by the people of ethiopia, and your dreams were not fulfilled.

      • Hayat Adem

        Dear Horizon,
        I am going to hit you hard and don’t blame me for this. Remember when I and Emma characterize some Ethiopian elites who have no problem with “lies and letting lies”. I exactly have you in my mind.

        You said this to me now: “Why are you lying and hallucinating.. It is only you and your group who put mz and ethiopian patriotism on the same page.”
        You said this to Nitricc 3yrs ago: “You do remember what PMMZ said, we broke the spine of the enemy so that it will never dare bother us again. This is a fact, and Ethiopia has solved the shabia problem once forever.”

        And you said this to T. Kifle 4yrs ago: “I for one do not question MZ’s patriotism or his Ethiopianism. We should accept that as any human being he was not infallible. He knew very well that the Ethiopian flag has a special place in the Ethiopian psyche, and when he said “ጨርቅ”, at that time and place, it was meant to have a political impact, and unfortunately, it had a shade of contempt and disdain. Let us accept his merits, as a person who brought change to Ethiopia, without saying that he was perfect, and without denying that he made some mistakes.”

        I am Hayat Adem. Call me a queen or a con your call and it wouldn’t matter. I stand by what all I said in this forum. If I made a mistake, I correct them immediately. Whatever I didn’t retract is something I still believe in. I called for an Ethiopian army to help Eritreans with a surgical and specifically targeted operation to enable them Eritrean justice seekers get a space for a political work.
        That was an opinion of an individual person. I also justified that Ethiopians would benefit a lot from a change that would follow in Eritrea. So, in my opinion, it was to your own national interest to do that. It was my recommendation that would mutually benefit both sides. I don’t remember what you said then but some Ethiopians like Abi, Mr Kim and Fanti were not for it. I remember many Eritreans opposed it and a couple of Eritreans supported it. But it was an opinion I still believe would have helped much better than we are in now. Nonetheless, it was inconsequential and it remained as an unheeded individual person advice. You can’t blame me for that because I haven’t changed my position. You can only debate on and prove it indefensibly nonsense. Your right is only that much.

        PS: The reason why I didn’t say one thing yesterday and be forced to deny it today is because I am so principled. I don’t change stands without the change of the ground conditions or change of mind that justifiably warrant explanation and logic. You have no principle. Your heart suffers scarce honesty, so does your mind from a zero integrity. because you and your like in the Ethiopian politics are many, you are endangering that country everytime it tries to emerge and rise from the ruines.

        • Hayat Adem,

          You say I justified mz for calling the ethiopian flag ‘ጨርቅ’. A good try. You might as well say that i have justified all his killings and incarcerations. Better be serious.

          You call yourself a principled person who in a mischievous and disguised way asked for the blood of others to accomplish a political goal. Yes, i am not that principled, and i do not want to be, because i do not want to trade in young people’s’ blood and precious life. Thanks Lord, you did not succeed. Unfortunately, you still believe in this despicable idea. You will be disappointed, tplf is not around to do it for you.

          You are with the principled, honest and with integrity group, the tplf, if it were not for the killings, looting, incarcerations and torture of innocent ethiopians.

          • Hayat Adem

            Horizon,
            Those are exactly your words. We can give screen shots if need be. They are in Disqus. Everyone can access them. The only way you can run away from them is by officially retracting them. It is so funny a person can go that far to run away from his past. This is scary!

          • Hayat Adem

            Horizon,
            Now you said: “Yes, i am not that principled, and i do not want to be, because i do not want to trade in young people’s’ blood and precious life.” In fact that would have made you a principled person. That is not the case here. You are not because you are not a man of principle. Remember, last week you told Emma that you think it is not a problem to change one’s principle if the political situation chnages?
            Hold on, my friend: you have no principle. You don’t stand for your own words and ideas. You are literally falling apart.

          • Hope

            Selam Horizon:
            Good luck Dr Horizon:
            U R now officially the target of the Digital Weyane but the truth and the hardcore facts are on your side and u can easily refute and make a rebuttal of what those few Under-cover Agetns,now acting and barking nakedly and officially saying!
            I wish U the best.

        • Blink

          Dear Hayat
          You retract what you see as error and you let it stay if you believe in it , are you simply hallucinating?

          Here are the chameleon face of your personality before you come out with your real name .
          1.You did not edit or retract the village you mentioned that was burned by ELF ,

          2. You did not retract the lies you told about Eritrean cyclists who you said were abused in bahridar.
          3.You did not retract the bombing in millennium square that you falsely said were by PFDJ .
          4. Your refusal to admit about the wish for bombing of Asmera by weyabe but here you are admitting it in order to get in to Horizon
          5.Hayat you are just a weyane digital army and there is nothing what so ever called principle in the deceit as well as lies of weyane culture. Weyane are built by creating more lies and ታቕያ .

    • Hope

      Hayat:
      Please, do not insult Intelligence.
      You are dealing with well informed Audience
      “Forget about the economy, which the same Dr AAA saved from an overnight collapse..
      Who do you think is behind all these disruptions and sabotages?
      .Not only you know it but you are part of it-GROSSLY.
      Let me ask you the same question I asked you few days back, which never answered:
      How and where di the Weyent get the $3-5 Billion that they are investing with Turkey?

      If you knew the answer, which U know well, then the question about as to who has been behind the collapse of the Ethiopian Economy should be very easy to be answered.

      The $30-40 Billion embezzlement the Weyenti are being implicated or accused of sounds correct.

      On a separate note but within the topic of the Editorial or Gedeb News:

      here is what the Gedeb News and its Editorial is hiding from us:

      -That the Weyenti have intensified their conspiracy of destabilizing Eritrea thru the help of:

      -The Sudan(FYI The GoE does or might have live evidence–Audio Video )

      -Turkey

      -Qatar

      The above news about the TPLF-Turkey-Sudanese/Qatar -by proxy, Joint Alliance

      against Eritrea does hold tons of water.

      The same AT or Gedeb News NEVER dared to say a word about the miserably failed old evil axis composed of Yemen, the TPLF Ethiopia and the Sudan. and would NOT expect it dare say the truth the current old new Evil Alliance against Eritrea and Eritreans despite being very OBVIOUS and GROSS.

      Ms Hayat declared:

      “*In the mean time, Ethiopia is heading into uncharted territory while Eritrea is heading out of it

      • Saleh Johar

        Hope,
        You see? This is how you rub people the wrong way, make wild statements with no merit. Here’s the challenge: show me any media interested in the Eritrean-Ethiopian conflicts that has written more than the Awate Team? Just do not bring TPLF or PFDJ outlets. If you can, browse the awate pages and you will find tons of material explaining that. I am challenging you to prove there is any single entity that covered the topic as much as the Awate Team. This is a serious challenge because you cannot keep defaming and besmirching the record of Awate without consequences. Stand your ground and defend your allegation

        • Hope

          Selam Salih:

          Aha.

          Don’t play the Victim card.

          And please,be so kind to STOP threatening, intimidating and Harassing Hope.

          If you are defending your “queen”,am just repeating what others called her and said about her BASED on what she has said thus far.
          Psychology 101 called this trick “Transference and Defensive Mechanism”

          Defamation?

          Asking and challenging you why,how and why NOT’ is Defamation?

          And what do you call what you have been saying about Hope as recent as few minutes and hrs ago??

          BULLYING,THREATENING,INTIMIDATING,INSULTING,NAME Callings,Character Assassination,Abuse of Power,etc…??

          Oh yeah,indeed, way beyond a toxic and damaging Defamation.

          “This is a serious challenge because you cannot keep defaming and besmirching the record of Awate without consequences. Stand your ground and defend your allegation”.

          U better STOP there buddy.

          Running away form your website infested with Eritrean Enemies and their toxic propaganda against Eritrea and Eritreans is not going to be the end of the world.

          Rather,it would /will be a BLESSING in disguise so as to do my job well with an undivided attention—-by getting rid of my addiction to the internet.
          Please do BLOCK me for EVER and EVER.

          That would be well appreciated.

          I did not challenge you whether you talked too much about Ethio-Eritrea issues or not. BUT I have challenged you and your Team numerous times as to why YOU NEVER EVER challenged,condemned and reacted to the TPLF Janda’s horrific acts against Eritrea and Eritreans rather than exclusively pointing fingers at the PFDJ–even when the PFDJ was at its lowest status–struggling for its survival;in fact,you , at least indirectly,credited and admired the same TPLF Janda for making the PFDJ that low while the same PFDJ, irrespective of its weaknesses, failures and crimes,was doing its best capacity to defend Eritrea and Eritreans, which it DID successfully by nearly burying 10 ft under the ground,the very true enemies of Eritrea and Eritreans,who attempted and did their best to bury Eritrea and Eritreans 10 ft under the ground.

          U can QUOTE me on this and I will hold my ground firm.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hope,

            Looks like your desperate to get removed. You remind my favourite character on Seinfeld, George.

            “Totally inadequate, completely insecure, paranoid, neurotic”.

            You can use some humour it will do you good. Here is George top 25 pics.

            https://runt-of-the-web.com/george-costanza-quotes

            You are welcome.

            Berhe

          • Saleh Johar

            Berhe,
            I am sure you know about the joke of a woman who is so used to beating by her husband that she was angry when he delayed in beating her—she said qelTfu. N‘do ta zelmedkumba habuna kindqs !thats how I am feeling. 🙂

          • Hope

            Well,Salih:
            Haven’t u done it a million times?
            U have been looking for some excuses but you have failed miserably to justify your excuses.
            Zigheber nediU neineghir.
            I wish u do it–block all my IPs like TN did…
            Entay keigodleni other than being saved from such notorious insults and name callings.

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Saleh,

            I have concluded the only purpose Hope is here at AT is to defend the PFDJ. He is hmam rEsi.

            I hope you have very important message / negarit video on the way to provide some guidance/vision to the YiAkl challenge and what will be the next step to the removal of the regime.

            YiAkl / enough, finished / removal, transition government, democratic government, rebuilding…

            Berhe

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Berhe Y,

            I think the next steps are:
            1-ALL INCLUSIVE CONGRESS
            2- HAZO, HAZO
            3- ALL INCLUSIVE TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT
            (a) PARTY LAWS
            (b) PARTY FORMATION
            (c) ELECTION
            (d) PARLIAMENT
            4- DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT
            5- REBUILDING OF NEW ERITREA

            Al-Arabi

          • Hope

            Selam Berhe:
            Suk Bel Akatari.
            Sayterut abiet sayikut wediet.
            Trash you ashmur as Hope is NOT and cannot be a Paranoid, neurotic,inadequate and insecure but can make people like u et one.

          • Blink

            Dear Berhe
            It seems you feel you have more right than Hope to play along with SG and the fact is you don’t, the main obstacle of this forum debate style is the set up of all political linings. Hope did not farewell with SG for the obvious and you here feeling as important to make your point .why the urge ? You have nothing to stand on your own , you are always a parasite kind of thing and you have been always ውሻል of something that we all know , keep your own so that you can have your own tag unless you are a free rent chair . Remind yourself as a rent free chair .

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Blink,

            All I know is the IA is finished. Dem yiTAmkum.

            Berhe

          • Saleh Johar

            Hope dear,
            I didn’t know it’s that bad. I apologize to you and I am willing to start a new page with you. I mean it. Let’s bury the past and be friends again. Agreed.

  • Lamek

    Selam all:

    I just read an article on another website about a journalist who described an account of her visit to Eritrea entitled as “A journalist meets the Eritrean underground resistance in Asmara.” It is just grim, nothing new, but just utterly depressing. I just try to imagine if anyone who has left Eritrea to anywhere can go back and live there again at this time.

    Here is an answer to Amanuel Hidrat’s repeated question of why the young lack courage as his generation did. Maybe it is more complicated than that. See below excerpt from the article.

    [According to Tesfai, “It’s impossible to truly hide from the regime’s network of informants. Everyone knows everyone. You’re better off being open about most things and hiding only what is explicitly forbidden. In Eritrea everyone is slightly in favor of the government and slightly against it. If you praise the regime during a family event, everyone will agree with you and praise the president. If you complain about the situation, they will accept that, too, but the conversation will end when someone says, ‘So go demonstrate on the streets, let’s see you.’ But still, family is family. No one will inform on you for things you say at home. The authorities have succeeded in destroying the basic trust between people, but not in destroying the family unit.”]

    • Hope

      Lamek:
      It is better to read the entire Article, something we know well and debated here at awate.com..
      “Eritrea’s Capital Is Lovely. But Scratch the Surface and You’ll Find a Terrifying Reality ”
      Source:
      meskerem.net form HAARETZ(Israeli Journal)

      • Lamek

        Hope: I read the entire article and I provided the quote because it is an incredible reality (or is it?). It says the people are slightly in favor of the regime and slightly opposed to it. The details in the article should however really infuriate the people against the govt. Why do you think the people are not as averted to the govt as they should be? Or are they? Or is it that different regions have different levels of tolerance? The people of asmera fare probably the worst or as bad as anyone so that doesn’t explain much.

        This is the biggest question for us: how divided are the people within Eritrea, between those of us outside vs those inside, and within the diaspora? Concurrently with our movement of regime change, we need to unify all Eritreans in the world. But I admit that’s easier said than done.

      • Millennium

        Hi Hope:

        I read the article and I find it paints a very different picture of Asmara and its population than what I hear from people that visited the city recently. Almost everyone I asked says that people there are actually very vocal in expressing their feelings; actually, more so than people in the diaspora ( of course, short of putting those frustrations in print.)

        Inside Eritrea, there is no such a thing as a supporter or opposition; everyone is equally frustrated and express that frustration in any social setting: like wedding, mourning and other such events.

        What is going on in Eritrea is bad and requires no exaggeration. As a matter of fact, when writers like the one we are discussing here exaggerate and paint a picture so different from the average, it is of no use for anyone, including the opposition, even politically speaking; because exaggeration is just off-putting. Dishonesty is always the wrong policy.

        I do not know what the purpose of the author is for writing the above piece, but if the intention was to garner support for political change, I do not think it will achieve its purpose. But if the intended purpose is to just show the country in bad light with that objective being an end in itself …like to discourage foreign direct investment, there the piece may do some damage.

        But I admit, it is a feast for those that like to preach doom and gloom day in day out. For their own sanity, it is better if they do not consume too much material like the one above….for the line between psychosis and sanity is very fine indeed

        Regards,
        Millennium

        • Hameed Al-Arabi

          Ahlan Millennium,

          You want to draw attention to the article, am I right?

          You intend to DIVERT Eritreans to a senseless article. Most probably you or your likes have written it and you want to make an issue of it. At present Eritreans will only be interested about articles that unites and highlights the future of Eritrea: UNITED, FOCUSED, DIGNIFIED AND RULED BY LAW THAT ACCEPTS AND RESPECTS THE RIGHTS OF HER SONS AND DAUGHTERS.

          Al-Arabi

        • Hope

          Ahlen Ya Millennium:
          Could NOT agree more since you nailed it.

          “I do not know what the purpose of the author is for writing the above piece, but if the intention was to garner support for political change, I do not think it will achieve its purpose. But if the intended purpose is to just show the country in bad light with that objective being an end in itself …like to discourage foreign direct investment, there the piece may do some damage.”

          It could well be a part and parcel of the old new Defamatory campaign and sabotage of Eritrea .
          Never undermine the Old New Digital weyane as they have harnessed ENOUGH $$.

          As far as Foreign Investment is concerned, unless the Regime comes up with some obstacles, I think the Sky is the limit.

          Look what Dr AAA just did with Qatar but our DUDE only to be an obstacle.
          It could well be a part and parcel of the old new Defamatory campaign and sabotage of Eritrea .

          .

    • Paulos

      Selam Lamek,

      The article vividly describes the grim reality of a country that is turned into a “Leper Colony” by an enemy from with in. In these day and age there is no reason for a country that was once promising to turn into a Stalinist regime. The signature to that effect is the pervasive mistrust which is ubiquitous with in the fabric of the society. And Isaias has succeeded with flying colors achieving that. If there is any consolation, however, the people, particularly the young are waking up to stand up to the brutal regime.

      ይኣክል!

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Lemak,

      The story is not new for us Eritreans. However, when it is reported by foreigners like this one, it adds lights to the nature of oppression and to the destitute lives of our people for the international communities. The exposition by foreigners on the brutality of the regime for his subjects in itself will add value for our struggle.

      Second, I still believe that there will be no “peaceful solution” for our problem with such kind of security watch for his subjects by the regime. Such kind of regime can be removed either by “coup” or by “sniper killing”, or by “popular violent resistance”. We don’t have “conscious professional army” to protect a a peaceful protest of the people, like the one we have witnessed on the Algerian popular demonstration that outsted their leader. There is no the same solution for different realities. It is for each according its nature. In any case, for the benefit of your readers for the story you tried to share, here is the link for the entire article.

      https://eritreahub.org/a-journalist-meets-the-eritrean-underground-resistance-in-asmara

      • Hameed Al-Arabi

        Ahlan Ustaz Hidrat,

        Thanks for the link, Ustaz Hidrat. You have said, “The story is not new for us Eritreans. However, when it is reported by foreigners like this one, ………”. If you go a little farther and question: Why do Millennium, a notorious PFDJ, very interest about the article? I think, his interest conceals some ploys behind it. Lately, we have heard that there was a meeting between Isaias and his security man, Abraha Kassa. In that meeting Isaias ordered Abraha Kassa to unveil the underground cells and put them in prison.

        Putting this move from Isaias in mind, the underground cells inside Eritrea should be organized in a sophisticated way. It should be organized in thousands of underground cells that has no connection. The center that directs those cells should be outside Eritrea for the time being. It is also good to have a complete study of the mindset of the security men and their masters. They should be like KIDS, in front of Eritreans, whom you could judge what they want or what is their next step and direction before even they says= a word. Isaias and his men are naive guys. They are not sophisticated. Even if they get support from outside world, they will not execute it properly, therefore they could be unmasked easily.

        Al-Arabi

      • Millennium

        Hi Amanuel:

        the writer reports that “photographs of President Afewerki with his Ethiopian counter part Sahle-Werk Zewde during the reconciliation talks can still be seen in restaurants and shops in Asmara” ……Sahle-Werk Zewde became president way after the peace deal and was not involved in any peace talks. You still think that this guy’s reporting is factual?

        Regards,
        Millennium

        • Blink

          Dear Millennium
          The writer is just apaid weyane digital army and you can see his views are not really from someone who visit Asmera and the fact that he see pictures of Ethiopian President with Issias shows his adwa head , when was the Ethiopian President with Issias and how is that even come to his pen ? Still it end up being entertaining to Amanuel hidrat and his pals .

    • Millennium

      Hi Lamek:

      the writer reports that “photographs of President Afewerki with his Ethiopian counter part Sahle-Werk Zewde during the reconciliation talks can still be seen in restaurants and shops in Asmara” ……she became president way after the peace deal and was not involved in any peace talks. You still think that this guy’s reporting is factual?

      Millennium

  • Haile S.

    ሰላም ሰብ ዓወተ፡

    ይኣክል

    ይኣክል ምፍሕንጥጣር
    ይኣክል ምጽፍፋዕ ሽጣራ ምድዋር
    እንተኾነ መተግበርና ምቅብጥጣር
    እንተተረፈ ከኣ ይኣክል መሬት ምጽሕታር

    ይኣክል ምርጋሕ ነንሕድሕድና
    ንበሎ ብካልቾ ነቲ ዝጸመደ እንተኽኢልና
    እንተዘይኮነ ንበሎ ይኣክል ብኣፍና
    ይኣኽለካ ንበሎ ባዕልና ንቡጠፍሊቃና
    ኣብ ናይ ጎረቤት ሕልኮ ምምርኳዝ ገዲፍና
    ዝመስልዎ የለን ንባዕልና ብባዕልና
    ምክብባር ንወስኸሉ ክትዕና
    ካይንመስል ናቱ ዝወሰድና

    • Saleh Johar

      HaileS,
      Your absence without permission is dully recorded and night affect your grades 🙂 welcome back

      • Haile S.

        Thank you Saleh,
        Work-related project is keeping me very busy and will continue to June. But I am around. ኣለና!

        ጽባሕ ክእለ’ዩ ናህና ቡጠፍሊቃ
        ትንኣስ ትዕበ ንሰኽትት ነናትና ጭልቃ
        ነዃል ባጤራ እንግሊዝ ትኹን ክንዲ ባሊቃ
        ክንወጽእ ናብ ደረቕ ካብ ዘለናዮ ጨፈቃ

    • Paulos

      Selam Hailat,

      “Red” was a man of resources. Well, that was his reputation. A convicted ex-banker meets “Red” in the compound overlooking night and day watchers with loaded guns in their hands and says to him, I heard you have a way of getting things. “True, I can get things from time to time”, responds “Red.” Can you get me a small hammer, asks the ex-banker. With a chuckle, “Red” says to him, are you planning to dig a tunnel? The ex-banker says, no, it is just that Geology happens to be a hobby of mine and I like to curve stones. He went on to say, it will take a man, twenty years to dig a tunnel with that kind of small hammer, which as you know is impossible.

      “Red” obliges and gets him a small hammer. Twenty years on, the ex-banker who was wrongly convicted of a crime dug a tunnel through as long as a football field with the small hammer and escaped from Shawshanks prison. “Red” in the aftermath reflects when he said, Geology is the study of time and pressure and that was precisely the reason the ex-banker was drawn to it not so much of a hobby.

      ይኣክል started out as a single step captured in a 5 minutes video and it is becoming a sledge that is crashing tyranny that has been oppressing people for over 30 years. Time and pressure indeed.

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Ahlan Awates,

    In 2018 Erdogan, the president of Turkey, visited Sawakin, Sudan. At that time, Isaias might have all the reasons to panic. Today, Sudan is in its worst situation economically and politically. Turkey has its own problems all around her, and Qatar the same. Things seems to be calm all around and there is nothing that disturbs Isaias from all around the world. Blockade was lifted, tranquil with Ethiopia and Al-Bashier lifted border closer with Eritrea. Furthermore, Eritrea was elected at the head of United Nations Human Rights Council. Everything with Isaias is miyah miyah. Therefore, why do he accuse these countries? Definitely, there is a plan behind it or he wouldn’t have come suddenly from the blue.

    Aha! I have remembered Isaias has uncompleted mission. Dr. Abie Ahmed worked as Eritrean foreign minister and president, but it appears failed to work. They waved in their embassy in London with a united map. This also was unsuccessful. Dr. Abie Ahmed spoke about marine forces and customs offices in Eritrea which have faced strong opposition from Eritreans. They utilized Europeans to recruit Eritrean Defense Forces that didn’t get acceptance. All attempts to pave way to Ethiopian Army Forces to enter Eritrea smoothly was crushed in its cradle.

    Now it appears, the accusation of Qatar, Turkey and Sudan is a new endeavor to bring Ethiopian Army Forces inside Eritrea. As we know, Isaias has signed a joint defense with Abie Ahmed. The statement Isaias issued today is a cry for Abie Ahmed to come and ask Isaias: What happened to you my dear? Eeee eeee eeee!!! These big boys want to hit me. Keep quiet Wanaw Ethiopiawi. I will urgently bring you my army forces to protect you. Don’t panic. In this way, they plan to deploy Ethiopian Army Forces all over Eritrea by the excuse of JOINT DEFENSE, and make Eritrea again under the occupation of Ethiopia.

    The Eritrean people should move quickly or will lose their country. Isaias is not sleeping, he is working day and night to complete his mission. The Eritrean Defense Forces if they do not move quickly they will be the first victims not recruits of rewarding jobs.

    Al-Arabi

  • Paulos

    Selam Moderator,

    Is it ok with you if I comment in a comparative style between John Locke and Rousseau on this page and in Tigrinya?

    • Lamek

      Selam Paulos. I always wonder where you find the time to interpret such difficult topics into Tigrinya and type it all up, specially given that you are a biochemist according to Amanuel Hidrat. In any case, you are well within your rights and I am not in any position to ask you to do something or to refrain from doing something. However, what would be more useful (than elal between two imaginery people) is if you could attempt to relate these topics you have been writing about to the Eritrean situation, specifically to the article on hand. For example, how do the theories of social contract, common good, direct democracy, representative democracy, etc. relate to Eritrea with respect to the issue that has been raised here (Muslim/Christian mistrust and fear of each other)? No offense intended but simply directly translating what you read and putting it in this comments makes a big waste of a huge effort. Just saying.

      • Paulos

        Selam Lamek,

        I agree that the opposing discourses between ርእሶም and ላኣከ may not own direct relevance to the issue at hand but they highlight the very basic ideas on government or the state of nature among others.

        Well, I have free time mostly on the weekends and it would take me 2 to 3 hours on average. And I don’t actually translate from a book as in flipping pages with a book beside me. I just sit and write recollecting from books I read over the years.

        • Lamek

          Selam Paulos, oh my you are good. It would take me days to understand the material in my tigrinya side of the brain and key it in. I like your ርእሶም and ላኣከ translation. ርእሶም direct democracy might work in Eritrea as we are small but can you imagine that in the US or Ethiopia? They do need representatives because otherwise millions of people would go unheard.

  • Ismail AA

    Selam Awate Team,

    This Pencil edition is an essential brief about how the regime habitually engages in hoodwinking its support base. The despot reacts to any menace by plotting perceived or potential enemies and deploys his surrogates to carry the burden. One can detect the ordeal pathetic propaganda salesmen who try to do the regime’s bid in this forum. Regarding the despot’s new campaign this editorial has reported on, who does not know that Isayas is, and has been, a scourge to our people and a small pawn on chessboard of regional and world powers!!. Just check his journey from his days in the Plains of Ala to London meeting in 1991 preside by none other than former Undersecretaty Herman Cohen.

  • Hope

    Hello All:
    My take on this biased Editorial and Analysis:
    Facts first:
    -That the new Old Trio of Evil Axis against Eritrea is nOT new and false but a well documented hardcore FACT
    -What the MoI stated is FACTS and said so many a times, not just now to divert the attention of its supporters.
    -That Islam is NOT a specific target by the GoE in Eritrea except the sad and controversial issue of the Islamic School Teachers in Keren and the Akria School/Shaeria Law issue,more so is Christianity and its Followers
    -That the perceived and real concern of the Turkish sponsored Eritrean Islamic Conferences is legitimate based on the historical role of Turkey and Qatar vis-a-vis the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle east and in the Horn
    -The ongoing defamatory campaign of Qatar’s Al Jazeera aga9onst Eritrea and its Gov are gross and obvious and for obvious reasons
    -The negative and destabilizing activities of the Al Beshir Gov against Eritrea and Eritreans fully solicited,sponsored and backed up by none but the Weyenty Blood suckers is but GROSS and Obvious
    -That Eritrean Groupings in the name of Religion irrespective of their motive is but dangerous,more so and regrettably,when it comes to the Foreign -sponsored Islamic Groups, which no one can refute
    There fore, to twist facts conveniently as if the GoE is bringing up new tactics to divert the attention of its people is but a cheap propaganda and treacherous, to say the least.

    • Amanuel

      Hi Hope,
      Well said by the footman of MOI.

      • Hope

        Well “appreciated” Brother Emanuel.
        Love U too.

    • Haile WM

      hi Hope,

      so help me understand: your take implies you also have bias on “this biased Editorial and Analysis” right ?
      if so if I say your take is biased on this “biased Editorial”, but again you would say my point of view on you is biased by bias…. it’s a zero sum game. and we can go ad-libitum 🙂

      but one thing strikes me more than ever, you like the status quo even thou your cries about PFDJ now and then confuse the confused 🙂

      • Hope

        Selama Haile:
        Sir,
        We are NOT debating about English Lit.
        Just challenge what I said word by word.
        That is my opinion but based on facts though.
        Supporting the staus quo?
        Do not single out few words conveniently.
        Yes STAUS quo until I have plan B.
        NO to a Disorganized and keidi albo bravdo and hoyya hoye …

        • Hayat Adem

          Dear Hope,
          I am trying hard to understand you. So I have some questions for you as usual:
          1) The plan is to kick out this monster who is tireless of committing crimes and endangering Eritreans and Eritrea. The status quo is about keeping what we have now. How do you choose the latter over the former?
          2) If one is in a sinking ship, why would anyone defend a status quo. Wouldn’t you do every thing else but the satus quo?

          • Hope

            Selam HA:
            Go for it…men do kelkilukumm eyyu?
            But where were hiding when the same or similar Evil Trio was doing its best to make Eritrea and Eritreans DOWN in the name of Opposition and Justice?
            U R so upset coz Eritrea STOOD TALLER and STRONGER and even the BEST WINNER..

          • Hayat Adem

            Hope,
            So you actually think Eritrea is winning and getting stronger? So you really think Eritrea is getting taller? So you really think Eritrea is on the right track? So your stand to favor the status quo was becaboutuasw you beleive the status quo is good not because of the lack of the right plan or what you called plan B as tou tried to t3ll us? So all these zigzagging was to defend IA at any expense. I get it… now it makes sense.. now it makes sense why SGJ was forced to call you a PFDJ mole.

          • Hope

            Selam HA:
            I don’t expect HA et all to understand what the TPFDJ alleged Trolls and Apologists say.
            Here is the FACT, which you know and you worked very hard:
            That Eritrea was predestined to collapse and /or to be wiped out form the Map.
            All these happened in the PFDJ Era, the alleged culprit behind the fall of Eritrea.
            Glad that Eritrea did not collapse under the PFDJ Rule.
            Eritrea will NEVER EVER sink or fall now as it survived the worst tsunami…and the current hiccup is the least of Eritrea’s problems.

          • Hayat Adem

            Dear Hope,
            You know there are two ways of successes. One is you assesses major problems and you map out major aspirations. You solve the problems one by one and start working on thw aspirations one by one. You beat the real problems and you start stretching to realize the aspirations. That is how the forces of good register social progresses.
            The other is you lower the aspirations and mystify the problems by externalizing the blames. You start telling your people that problems are too big; that enemies are standing on your way; excuses after excuaes

        • Haile WM

          hey Hope Nebsi,

          i could refute everything you say easily, believe me (saint mary contract me) but but I thought the evil axis were weyane, CIA and IGAD, sudan was an ally, as Quatar and now all flipped ? Hmm hoyya hoye PFDJ style you enjoy more like amet ni amete yedghimena iyu it guday..

          • Hope

            Selam Hailat:
            Enehe meda enehe feres…Go for it and refute those facts, irrespective of who said them, which are NOT my own facts.
            You can blame and curse the PFDJ but you cannot blame the facts, which are well stated and founded threats against the interest of Eritrea as a nation and Eritreans as a people.
            Damn it, when self-claimed Eritreans are belittling the threats of Muslim Brotherhood
            .

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Hope,

            When you fail to challenge Haile WM by facts. You attempted to hide, “curse the PFDJ” and you collapsed back quickly to your true PFDJ nature and endeavored to influence him by the motto of DIVIDE, “belittling the threats of Muslim Brotherhood”. It is amazing how low you are, in fact, to the level of Satan.

            Al-Arabi

  • Blink

    Dear all
    What did the Otoman dreamers say in Khartoum ? Is there any truth that the political Islam arm of the Qatari and Turkish said bad thing to the peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia ?

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Ahlan Awate Team,

    A well done professional analysis. The policy they are accustomed to implement to destroy Eritrea and Eritreans is DIVIDE and DIVERT. The time their ploys operate as planned they start to DEGRADE the fragments they have created.

    At present they are in panic. A united Eritrean people knew their tricks and shifts. It has become very easy to follow them and expose their intentions.

    Eritreans should not just wait to unveil their deceits, but should operate in advance of them and abort their plans before it comes to open. As I have done here above we have to summarize in simple and limited words – DIVIDE, DIVERT and DEGRADE – all their programs.

    Al-Arabi

  • Brhan

    Hello awate,
    1. The fact the new release is released by MOI and MOFshows that :

    • Kaddis

      Hi Brhan –

      On #3 – I hope Abiy does not gamble crossing with Qatar and Sudan. Cause – there are plenty of rebel factions in Eth who are ready to be armed. Thats why all the sane Awate family was saying – Isiais function on a gang loyalty mentality, not on principled agreements. Abiy not joining Isias will have a cost.

      • Hameed Al-Arabi

        Ahlan Kaddis,

        The statement target is not Qatar, Turkey or Sudan. The intention is to curb awareness of Eritreans about the entity of the regime. They want to return Eritreans back to the fear and suspicion situation that assisted them to gamble with Eritrea and Eritreans. The code, they have used in their statement is the Eritrean Islamic religion association – a civil society association as any civil society in the world. The regime is unable to conceive that their old ploys of divide, divert and degrade have become history. Today, Eritreans are on the threshold of new era. They are preparing themselves to make the move that makes the difference.

        Al-Arabi

        • Kaddis

          Ahlan Al- Arabi,

          I do understand Isiaias used the gulf and horn politics to create fear locally, get money and leave without a scratch. Because – he made Eritrea too isolated and the gulf was focused on Syria, Iran etc. This time around a weak Ethiopia is in the mix which can be influenced through sectarian fault lines, the gulf is glued to the horn while consolidating power after they lost in Syria, Iran, Iraq ( also Yemen is not going as planned ) etc…
          I am not sure Isiaias nor Abiy knows what they are getting into. There is imminent regional case here.

          • Saleh Johar

            Hi Kaddis,
            Someone should have tought Abiy a lesson on the Kiss of a Serpent. Unfortunately he already got one, a French kiss.

      • Paulos

        Selam Kaddis,

        This is a high-tech ንሕናን ዕላማናን።

        Isaias is trying to appeal to his base. As AT aptly put it, it is not about alignment or Isaias being at loggerheads with the three countries mentioned but the strategy is precisely what the Emperor had employed in a bid to keep Eritrea with in Ethiopia’s enclave by appealing to the segment of the Eritrean society. The slight difference is that, Isaias is appealing to them to stick with him instead.

        • Berhe Y

          Hi Paulos,

          Isayas has no base, the only base he has is his Wedini and skunis.

      • Hayat Adem

        Hi Kaddis,
        Are the Eprdfites really too divided to remove or domesticate Abiy. Ethiopians voted for Eprdf not for Abiy. Only Eprdf voted for Abiy. Last night, I watched his latest speech. It was the worst. He said /my translation/ “Dear Ethiopians, you can live without me. You don’t need me. But without you, I am nothing. I am uaeless”. And then a long clap from the audience!
        This guy already is or he is becoming narcissistic personality bordering insanity. Any greatest person of all time would never dare to say that. Even the worst self loving stupid would never utter such things. Even IA would never let such nonsense pass his lips. Abiy thought he was displaying love and magnanimity by lowering himself so much. Deep inside, he thinks he is conceding so much to show respect to the people. What he is doing is he is comparing two items: he puts all Ethiopians on one basket and himself on the other. Then he is declaring the 99,999,999 are better than the 1; he finds it worth reporting that Ethiopians can live without him. What a finding!!!
        It is scary. Nero was tired of massacring and bloodletting. Hebwas tired of the act not the result. Then he submitted a wish to the creator:
        “Dear God, could you merge all the Romans to have only a singl3 head for all? You gCanave every thing I asked for. This is my last wish to ask you. Can you do this for me, please.. ?”
        “What do you need that for? Why do you want me to put all Romans on one neck?”
        “So that I can behead all of them at once with a single swing of my sword.”

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Hayat,

          He just realized that Ethiopia and Ethiopians can live and Exist without him? Why did he need reassurance for the Ethiopian people, for something they know for sure. It is bizarre to say the least.

          • Hayat Adem

            Hi Emma,
            Can you beleive it? The mother of all bizarres! Heb8s really something else. Now, everyone is knowing him. And everyone is saying: stop the bus. Here is my stop! And in growing numbers. No new passenger is boarding.
            Let me tell you a story. A village man was getting back from a two hours walk town. Usually, he walks it. This time, he wanted to try a minibus for the first time. He paid for the distance. He mounted the minibus got a seat and they were already driving. He liked the experience. In no time, he was already approaching his stop. Just when he was about to flag for the driver to alert to stop for him, something terrible happened. An accident happened and the bus turned upside down. No body diee but passengers sustained heavy and light injuries. The villager too was bruised and wounded. But the poor villager thought that was the normal way for people to get off the bus on destination. So, the likes thw spees and the comfort but complaing about the rough landing.

        • Kaddis

          Hello Hayat,

          Abiy clearly lost credibility and as a result he has no full endorsement from any political corner; including the Oromo. It’s a waiting game; Abiy being a place holder.

          In order to feel important – he went crazy on the horn and
          gulf politics but fast becoming a liability. Worse – he is instigating violence ( today in Wollo ) to justify no election.

          The hope is for the activist base, including Jawar, to persist on democratisation. Even then; without fixing fundamentals like
          separating the gov and party structure/ resources – free and fair election is a pipe dream.

          • Nitricc

            The hope is for the activist base, including Jawar, to persist on democratisation. Even then; without fixing fundamentals like
            separating the gov and party structure/ resources – free and fair election is a pipe dream.

            Hi Kaddis, you should be arrested for including Jawar to be part of the solution. Come-on man! Having said that you got understand that PMAA is trying to do what is almost impossible. He is trying to put a jet engine on to old truck. If that is not impossible enough, you see the game that is played by Lema Megresa, PMAA himself,the likes of Jawar and the mayor of Addis, it is concerning. They can say all they want but their actions speaks for its self; Oromo first!!! Again I don’t see anything wrong if they have to come out and say it but what it bothers me is, the speech they give and the action on the ground are diametrically opposed. if not if TPLF can loot Ethiopia for 27 years why not Oromo for few years?

          • Kaddis

            HI Nitricc –

            Jawar and Meles’s only mistake is they didn’t come from the center. They would have been a life time hero in a field Tamagn is considered a figure head. Eritrea should nurture her Jawar as well. You can not agree with people like multi-tasking Jawar all the time but his understanding of the past and the present situation of Ethiopia is well established.

            Abiy complicated an easy transition assuming people forget he did the complication and sympathise with him. How can you come to the front with a struggle for more federalism and democracy and suddenly flirt with Dergues and dictators like Isias?

            Opdo kept the Addis issue unsorted to raise it from special interest to annexation. Its a trick to stay relevant that they triggered all this and the condo issues. The Oromo elite looks they are waiting for the right time to replace/mix them with OLF/ OFC etc…The same is true in Amhara region – ANDM have been fanning violence in Wolqait to replace Gedu ( Wollo ) with Gondares. EPRDF has no base and try to stay relevant selling violence/ security

        • Selam Hayat Adem,

          Maybe next time pm Abiy may come with a big dose of arrogance like his predecessor mz, and tell ethiopians to their face, as mz did, that, “unless his way, ethiopia is not meant to be”, thus putting himself above the 99,999,999, and then you may call him sane and a great leader.

          • Hayat Adem

            Horizon,
            This really has nothing to do with with arrogance nor with Meles who died of overworkedness trying to lift off millions of people out of poverty and was able to change the image of your country for good.
            Abiy has nothing to offer except a platitude and meaningless words such as medemer. I am so sure Abiy will end up being the biggest mistake for Ethiopia.

          • Hayat Adem,

            O.K., mz died of ‘karoshi’. Every ethiopian knows that he died of overwork undermining ethiopia’s unity and at the same time enriching ragtag liberation fighters who like the russian mafia oligarchs became millionaires and billionaires in a short period of time.

            With the money mz got from aid and debt, somebody else, a patriotic ethiopian, would have made the country a much different place, and not a country burdened with $40bn in debt that it has already failed to service. The gerd is half finished and four years late and yet almost 100bn birr are already squandered, when the full cost was estimated at 80bn birr. Of course, part of the money was stolen to enrich tplf kleptocrats and their accomplices. Sugar factories remain unfinished, etc. Add to this the direct cost to ethiopians: killings, disappearances, incarcerations, those forced to run away from the country, and tplf women peeing on ethiopian men to psychologically castrate their manhood, etc. The crime is too big to ignore.

            The main problem with pm Abiy is that he trusted some ethiopian politicians, he shouldn’t have trusted. A snake may change its skin but not its nature, and that is what we see with some ethiopian politicians. There aim is not to bring peace and democracy after the long years of dictatorship, but to ride the tribal wagon to reach power. Unfortunately, unknowingly he brought back too many snakes and hyenas. They are in pursuit of power in the chaotic situation they themselves are creating and fanning. They can’t even wait for the elections, because they know that they have no chance under a democratic elections.

            Of course, tplf and its apologists hate his guts, because he refused to become tplf’s trojan horse. Now, the burden of tplf dictatorship is on the shoulders of tigrayans alone, until they shake it off and acquire their freedom as other ethiopians have done. It is said that there is already a sign towards that. I hope the people of tigray have drawn a useful lesson from the past ethiopian political situation under tplf iron grip. Eritrea is also next door for the people of tigray to understand what it means to live under a homegrown authoritarian dictatorship, and i am sure they do not want to repeat history.

          • Hayat Adem

            Horizon,
            I am sorry but i feel many Ethiopian elites have no problem with lying and letting lies. I don’t know what you do for life but you should be grown and mature enough to be careful about the things you say and that includes refraining from repeating allegations you can’t prove.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hayat,

            For Horizon, politicking is “lying and letting lies”. This guy was admiring MZ with endless perfusion. When the Tigrians and Amaras are at each other’s throat we came to know who he is. He is an extension mouth piece of Ginbot-7.

            Just watch that there is not remedy for Ethiopian politics without the current “Federal arrangement” and the “developmental state economic plan” to fight the poverty of the nation. The clashes in Ethiopian politics is between the pragmatic economic plan of MZ and the platitudinous economic plan of Abiy Ahmed or between the mind and father of the poor and the head of disarray and insecurity. This is what is going on and will be at center of their debate in the EPRDF circles. The debate in Ethiopia is breathtaking and illuminating for Eritreans so far.

          • Hi Amanuel H.,

            Since the time you chose to worship mz and you became a devout tplf supporter, you seem to be in a confused state. I do not know if it is the result of frustration due to tplf demise, it has become worse.

            I do not know what you expected from mz/tplf that they are so dear to you, and you are so angry they are gone. Mz is your demigod and not mine. I do not have a partisan support for nobody. It all depends on what they do for their country and people. I have no life long commitment, and i do not say, right or wrong, good or bad, i will always support their decision. Not me. Do you expect me to support mz when he killed about 200 unarmed and innocent citizens in 2005, or when he betrayed the Ethiopian armed forces, or when it became obvious that all the so called economic development was after all tplf cash cow. I know you deny all these. The only time i might have supported his decision was on retaining the OAU in addis when Qaddafi bribed african leaders to move it to tripoli. Otherwise, everything else he did was anti-ethiopian.

            You can be sure about yourself, a tplf mouthpiece; about me you cannot be more wrong as much as G7 is concerned.

            Let me ask you; did (do) you see tplf as an Eritrea solution that you, an eritrean, is a devout tplf supporter? You are infatuated with mz/tplf’s political and economic policy. Is this what you plan for Eritrea? Do you entertain ethnic federalism and developmental state economy for Eritrea as you are prescribing for Ethiopia as the only remedy? Remember, eritrea is also a multi-ethnic and a third world country like ethiopia?

      • Brhan

        Hi Kaddis,
        The difference between the dictator in Eritrea and Abiy Ahmed is that the former is a political gambler whose gambles , including the latest one the Badme war, were a disaster to Eritreans. The later , is smart not to follow of his new pal especially in his country’s relations with the three countries.

    • Hope

      Selam Journalist Brhan:
      You said:
      ” Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE have accused Turkey and Qatar more harshly than the dictator. Their accusations have been fruitless and the reason was because they were lies.
      Can you tell that to the CIA and the State Department as well?

      • Saleh Johar

        Hope,
        Your comment is a typical copy of the PFDJ. You cannot hide it anymore. You are also a bigot. Now you are threatening people—terrorist, reporting to CIA, FBI!!!!

        Boy, you are not even a closet PFDJ, but a PFDJ troll. You comment trail proves that. Going crazy to defend the pfdj has been your mission. That is what you do. Also, you know nothing about the regional politics, not even amateurish knowledge.

        I have followed your behavior long enough. Your bet and hope to return to Gondar was more nuanced that Isaias himself. You were set to exploit Gondar and Ras Abiy is the witness when you were salivating of going to Gondar using the dream pipe of Abiy’s speeches. You are self centered. Go open a wefcho bet somewhere else. But you cannot hide it anymore. You are a PFDJ mole.

        • Hameed Al-Arabi

          Ahlan Ustaz Saleh Johar,

          What did you say, “wefcho bet”. When anything reaches at its end, everything was hidden before exposed. He can’t hide himself, because the stress voltage is very high. As an Artist Ustaze Johar you could draw the bones.

          Al-Arabi

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Abu Salah,

          You know the PFDJ trollers. They are here not to debate but to distract. What sometimes surprises me is your effort (you, Hailat, Berhe, Hayat) to engage them when there is none debatable from their comment. No substance at all except racist and derogatory comment. When you reply to them they are getting a platform to continue what they are doing.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Aman,

            I am guilty as charged but honestly I think it’s nice to see and put them cornered. If you don’t fight them, they take the use the platform and spread lies and divisions.

            I don’t think there is really any debate right now, how can one debate seeing and witnessing what’s happening in our country.

            Some of them are quite sophisticated in their approach..like blink, Hope, tSAtSE, MS 🙂

            Berhe

          • Hope

            Selam Berhe:
            Who assigned you to be the Prosecutor, the
            Judge and the Jury –all at the same time.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hope,

            Me, myself and I:). Anyone let alone who supports but gives any benefit to the dictator is my enemy.

            Berhe

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Berhe Y,

            Brother Berhe, believe me they are not sophisticated guys. They are just ruffians accustomed to lead their life on remnants of banquets of their masters.

            All they speak about revolves around DIVIDE, DIVERT, DEGRADE and CHEER the master of their grace.

            Al-Arabi

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Hameed,

            You are right indeed. I really like your the way you described the PFDJ and their agenda.

            The PFDJ Motto is to be:
            DIVIDE, DIVERT, DEGRADE and CHEER the master of their grace (IA).

            You made me think and all we need to do is the opposite. And the

            The Motto of the Eritrean people is to be:
            UNITED, FOCUSED, DIGNIFIED and respect the RULE OF LAW.

            ናይ ህግደፍ ዕላማን ድልየትን ንህዝቢ ኤርትራ
            ተበታቲኑ፤ ተደናጊሩ፤ ተዋሪዱ ክንብርን ንውልቀ መላኺ ኢሰያስ ድማ ምውዳስ ክኸውን ከሎ፡

            ናይ መላእ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዕላማን ድልየትን ድማ፡ ንህዝቢ ኤርትራ፡
            ተጠርኒፉ፤ አተኩሩ፤ ተኸባቢሩ ምንባርን ብልዕልና ሕጊ ተግዝዚኡ ምኻድ እዩ፡፡

            አብስሎ ባዕልኻ::

            Berhe
            UNITED, FOCUSED and DIGNIFIED
            ተጠርፍ፡ አተኩር፡ ተኸባበር

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Berhe Y,

            Excellent brother Berhe. You have added very important points. Now, remained one motto how to reach to the points you have mentioned and that is: ALL INCLUSIVE CONGRESS and ALL INCLUSIVE TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT.

            Al-Arabi

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Berhe,

            Though they are not framed debates with a debating rules, we are having rudimentary debates. The nature of our debate is at least on shaping our politics and how to remove the evil despot from the driving wheel of the Eritrean politics. So don’t even think we are not debating even in the presence of distracts and name calling from the PFDJ suspects and trollers.

          • Hope

            keme’alkum aboy Keshi Amanue Hidrat.
            Peace,where r U?
            Enjoying Addis and Awassa Resorts?
            Good Sermon and advice,buddy.
            No need of proxy…Please,just shut up.
            U have no moral ground to accuse and insult Hope et al..

          • Alex

            Hi Amanuel,
            Respect is a two way street. Be fair when anti PFDJ and TPLF apologist do the same thing you are quit.

        • Hope

          Selamat Saleh:
          “Watch out buddy as some people might perceive U like a “terrorist” and report you to the CIA/FBI or something.
          For sure u understand English better than Hope.
          Please,respect and decency….u r the one,who has been :
          THREATENING–Hope
          INSULTING–Hope
          CALLING NAMES-Hope
          BANNING –Hope by abusing your power
          Bigot,Troll,Psychotic,etc…what else?
          keep going…
          What if I call a TPLF TROLL…?
          Aha … dawit said:
          “Ad le Alebu adie kerentu libl.
          Ana latu Senni Ad Biyie we addie KEENTU.

          • Saleh Johar

            Aha Hope,
            You are a hypocrite and a bigot. Your comment above proves it. So according to you I have no origin and I have no right to call Keren home? Glad you showed your hypocrisy. I do not believe you are from Keren. You cannot be. You must be the leftover and net strain. I know your types that are ugly pimples to Keren. You do not posses an iota of Keren. Go to Gondar and you will be fine. Hypocrite.

          • Hope

            Selam Saleh:
            Am glad you felt the PAIN.
            It was testing the waters when u called Hope. all the names and Homeless and Gonderie.
            “Next, I know you but I am principled to expose your true identity publicly even if I know your identity outside awate. I will see if you have the courage to do it yourself”.
            That means you do not know Hope yet.
            I thought you tortured Hope enough..
            Expose Hope?
            Menghedi Cherki yigberelka ghiddi.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Hope,

            What pain are you speaking about? Those who feel pain are those who perpetrate crimes against humanity. Kerenians do not commit crimes or abuse innocents, therefore nothing frightens them. You feel pain because the iron bars are waiting for you. You are in great stress that might lead to a total break down and most probably stroke and complete paralyzation.

            Al-Arabi

          • Saleh Johar

            Hope,
            Those who embrace debate do it honestly unlike you. Bigotry is in your blood and you can’t explain your way out of it. So, you use the bigotry device to teach people a lesson!!!. And who learns from you? Not me.

            Look, I have seen enough bigots before you appeared. I am a man with an alligator”s skin. If you think you can inflict pain on me, try harder. A hundred time harder and you will still fail. Niw, forget abou the feather weight bigotry you thought was going to pain me.:

            You exposed yourself to be a bigot, a medieval bigot at that. I am only sad your bigoted self waved the Keren credential every time you show your ugliness. I know Keren should naturally have a few bigots like you. But please don’t give the noble Kerenites a bad name. You are a disgrace to Keren.

          • Hope

            Selam Saleh:
            Thought u exposed me and my ID as a Gonderie?
            Am ok with being Gonderie though and some of your remote uncles could be from Gojam too.
            Good to be a neighbor of them.

          • Saleh Johar

            Hope.
            Do you know what SelbeTa means? I never called you Gondere, but if you claim I did, all you have to do is prove it. Otherwise, zip it up.
            What I said is that you were longing for Gonder and I suggested ou move there. But it is your own words–I can fish it here if you deny it. That is all.

            But remember you are a disgrace and a hypocrite, a liability to any one you come close to you. No added value in what you say, just an empty barrel, a lot of noise with no substance. Now stop it. Anytime one communicates with you there is a chance of losing a few brain cells. Get lost, you already ulled me to the sewer where you live. Do not take me for granted, I can only be nice to decent people, not PFDJ moles. I do not enjoy communicating with dongolatat.

          • Hope

            Thank you very much,your Excellency,Saleh Kaddi Johar,for all your “ advice and mentoring”!

            I wish you Longevity and good health!

            Hope you will be the President or at least the Min of Info of new Eritrea, I really mean it!

            You deserve it .

            IA will be a bygone Sadist very soon.Mark my word.

            Will celebrate together the Grand Inauguration of the Second Largest Catholic Cathedral in Africa ,The St Michael Cathedral of KEREN,after the one in Ivory Coast ,and the third in the world .

            Then after soon,few yrs later, we shall also celebrate the Keren Catholic Univ,where you will be a Visiting Professor of Literature and Arts !!!

            My sincere apology for the unnecessary miscommunication and misunderstanding,which I started as a joke and I thought so.

            Trust me,the real HOPE you will know is NOT a bigot,nor a Hypocrite …..and none of the adjectives you listed are in my blood or in my family tree .

            Cheers!

            Wo Lali sennet!

          • Ismail AA

            Selam Saleh,

            It’s amazing. You spare time to engage people whose participation is bereft of substance. I suggest you try to do what I do; just ignore them and leave them speak to themselves. Otherwise, they will turn this forum to a circus platform, which is what regime surrogates feverishly try to do.

          • Hope

            Selamat Ya Usatzana Wo Mulamena Saidna ismael AA.

            Thanks for advising Ustaz Saleh.But you missed only one thing:
            That you should have advised SGJ to be respectful and to deal with civility with any one including those PFDJ Apologists.
            If not,it will be assumed as “Ferisawinet” to preach one thing but to practice otherwise/differently.

            When and where did you read or hear Hope insulting others and disrespecting any one except when someone bites him;and even then,he bites back only mildly and based on facts and reasonably.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear brother Hope,

            I thought you guys are making all those conversations.. to come to the end as I am dealing to you guys. As you know me very well I am not arguing for the arguing purpose only, but to make the brain peacefully comfortable. I will continue with my principle to be balanced to the end..

            KS,,

          • Hope

            Aheln Ya Ustaz Kokhobay:
            Thank you.
            I love U buddy.
            Stay healthy.
            Remember:
            Compile your poems in a book and prepare them for the New era of Hadas Ertra.
            As I promised U, I will buy the first 100 of them.

          • Saleh Johar

            Ahlan Isamail and Emma,
            Thanks for your input. But as everyone in this forum can testify, I do not use awate to avenge personal feelings. NEVER. I am here in my individual capacity. I try to restrain myself as possibly as I can. But sometimes, rarely, I have to take the gloves off and use my right as an individual. Banning anyone for reasons outside the posting guidelines is an abuse of privileges as an administrator– I never did it, and I assure you I will never do it.

            Every now and then, I see that some of you feel uncomfortable reading my engagement. The last time I remember even NITRICC chastised me to stay away from the forum. That was a few months ago. Therefore, at least three-times a year should be tolerated. I should be allowed to engage freely without the burden of guilt that I may offend some of you. Please stay calm. I have been dealing with defamation and insults for decades courtesy of the PFDJ itself, I will not be intimidated by their messengers. But God bless them, if they want to come here naked, at least I should be allowed to tell them “HEY, YOU ARE NOT CLOTHED and YOU LOOK UGLY”.

            I sorry if anyone found my engagement not to their taste.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Abu Salah,

            Do you have to deal with ill behaved individuals? Absolutely not. You have the lock. Lock them out. Even if you have thick skin to endure their abuse, it is not good for the debate and National conversation.

          • Millennium

            Hello Amanuel:

            So much for your advocacy of free expression! It is good the locks are not with you; as a matter of fact, if the locks were in your hands, you would be talking to yourself. You want to fill this forum with like minded people praising each other, ah? remember this is not an ego massaging therapy session. If you want to insulate yourself from people with different views, you can create your own forum and invite your friends there; that way you can enjoy your version of “national dialogue” to your heart’s content

            NB: Actually, I suggest you visit Aiga forum. You will find a lot of like minded people there

            Regards
            Millennium

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Hello Mellennium,

            I am not and will not be against of having different views as far as the debate is on substances. I am against abusers to the platform we have. We need to have decent and respectful debates without denigrating each other. I am sure you observing some individuals who are bigots and disrespectful in their comment. Let me take “yourself” as an example: despite we don’t see eye to eye with your views your engagement is with respect and decency that no matter of our divergence we can deal to each other and continue to have conversations on our national issue. Just see the difference of “yourself” with “Hope” then you could understand the message of my earlier comment. Actually I love “contrarian views” in a debate as far as the views are communicated humbly and with respect. So for those who act like a child, if the don’t behave like adult, if they are lock them out from the adult conversation we can have a healthy debate. In short, I am not against pluralistic views, but I am against insulting and bigotry. Ezi wodehanka.

          • Millennium

            Hi Amanuel:

            Thanks for the sober reply; yet, I would still like you not to resort to banning people. Frankly speaking, uncharacteristically, even Saleh Johar seems to be loosing his cool in his engagement with HOPE. I am sure Saleh knows how to handle the situation without having to block someone

            Regards,
            Millennium

          • Nitricc

            You have the lock. Lock them out

            I Disapprove of What You Say, But I Will Defend to the Death
            Your Right to Say It

            Aman-H you can’t be more wrong that what you are saying. come-on man.

          • Hope

            Selam Aya Amanuel Hidrat:
            You have NO moral ground to lock up any one.
            Granted,you should have been the first one to be locked up for betraying Eritrea and Eritreans by being PMMZ’s Mercenary.
            Substance?
            Do U know what your Buddy/MAeRe AdiU’ told you?
            Your massive plagiarized articles have had only 0.01% relevance to Eritrean Politics and Eritrea’s National Interest.

          • Blink

            Dear Hope
            No one knows if he has a nick name in Aiga forum or Tigray online . The guy has no moral ground to educate others and he is not even standing for justice or what so ever . He and some people in this forum where accusing the Oromo and Amhara youth as Neftenoch , Terrorism and many things . He has no recollection of debating people based on facts , he has no stand on free speech either . His main goal is to try trash Eritreans history dishonestly and he has been sharing Foro lies all over his Facebook page in order to explain his weyane heroes pride . He is the only Eritrean who magnify Meles beyond his debuts and he is the only person I know of who stand in front of weyane injustice . The guy has no moral ground to stand your well versed nationalistic views , While you are being attacked by people who demand full clabbers.

            Ask yourself, why are they attacking you , did you demand a Beja state ? Did you accuse the Tigrinja speakers for crimes they never committed? Did you advance Ethnic politics in this forum in order to have power by affirmative action ? NO NO , you did not . So why are they asking you to be 100% loyal to their narrow minded vision , simple , they can’t stand the truth to be told at their face . The article has many flowed points for example in this news kind of propaganda , it is stated Eritreans get favor in Qatar which is totally false , second have been too up front to paint the Agazians as a Tigrinja based Eritrean racists while they cover up everything about Islamists dream in Eritrea .

            For any worthy Eritrean who is fighting to get justice , he or she must fight any type of religious lunatics dream and this can only be happen by exposing their skeletons. I see no difference between religious lunatics dream and DIA acts .

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Blink,

            Today you spew all the dirty you stock. All you are begging to come on rescue of your boss have known you well. You have no moral or address in Eritrea you are addressless. Birds with the same feathers fly together as Briton say. What remains to you is to lull your collaborators, Hope and the rest, from the stress that hit you very hard. Tomorrow will be different without doubt. The people of Eritrea will live in their own country without fear as the rest of the civilized peoples. You worked hard to make Eritrea to run without law, because you are criminals at large. The day you will be cadged is not far. I just leave you to contemplate how it will be.

            Al-Arabi

          • Blink

            Dear Al arabi
            You know for a fact almost all Eritreans will choose Issias than An Islamic state and they will certainly choose DIA than a Brunei leader who stone people for mingling and you know for sure few pockets of noise makers can not take you to power , so what dictator Issias has to do is flag out every meter of these people and weyane game , and I think it is a very simple game .

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Hope,

            Eritreans will climb any hill, mount any mountain, walk across all plains, swim over high seas and do the impossible to salvage their people from the criminals. You have shown your true criminal identity. Keren is not the home of criminals. It is home of lofty people who are proud of their true Eritrean nationality. Kerenise do not lick shoes of notorious mafias. Speaking Tigre or Bilen doesn’t make you a Keren citizen, because Italians, Ethiopians and many nationalities from around the world were speaking Tigre or Bilen. Please, stop claiming you are from Keren. Keren mothers do not give birth to spies, bootlickers, back stabbers, humbuggeries who operate in the dark. All this kind of traits are alien to Keren. They might be somewhere in the South of Eritrea. I imprint by all my fingers and toes, you are not from Keren. The reason you don’t bear semblance to them. Precisely, you are a villain.

            Al-Arabi

          • Hope

            Ahlen back to U Ya Akhber Wo Kissusen Arabi !
            Wo’llahi Al Azim merra eyyun ow henni MERRA SHAKIR HILLEKA!

            But I still love U for being an Eritrean specially if u r from Semhar Abay or Barka Abay,even though I out-grew the old-styled Regionalist Mentality!

            BTW,are U smoking something ?

            FYI:
            I am an Expert on Addiction Medicine in case if u need some help!

            Hahahah…..Lol.

            BTW,I have never seen any Lowlander or Muslim with such a filthy mouth like yours.

            Jella Jelalka Rebbi!

            Rebbi lisdekka wo li samehakka!

            Cheers Ya Arabi.

            With respect!

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Hope,

            I am the son of Ansaba, Sahil, Samhar, Barka-Raka, Al-Gash, Saraye, Hamassen, Akologuzai and Dankalia without exaggeration. I am Bilenawi, Tigre, Saho, Gebberti, Hidareb, Barya and the rest are also Ahli by brotherhood and respect. I love them all because they are AHLI. You don’t believe this exists in Eritrea, because you are alien to the people of Eritrea and specially Keren.

            Regarding alcoholic drinks and drugs, I will never even be the last person in this world to take those fatal things. They are the food of criminals who are void of humanity and who dance on top of the bodies of human beings dead or alive.

            Al-Arabi

      • Brhan

        Hi Hope,
        There is no place to babysit you here in the forum …when you are matured we can start to debate….
        Ciao bambino

  • Saleh Johar

    Dear all,
    Buckle up, we are getting into a new vacation on the PFDJ bus….