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Eritrea: Call For Cold War Displeases China

Gedab News learned that recently Chinese diplomats met the Eritrean president and protested against the Eritrean government’s attempts to ignite a superpower confrontation in its conflict with Ethiopia. The development has encouraged whispers among senior officials of the regime who are becoming more anxious by the day.

China which has invested heavily in all Africa, has considerable trade exchange in the Horn of Africa region and is executing several large scale construction projects in Ethiopia. In Eritrea however, China has been trying to get a foothold to no avail. So far, its investment is limited to a share in Zara mining which the Chinese bought from an Australian company.

Commenting about the Eritrean Chinese relations, an African diplomat said, “The Eritrean economy is too tightly controlled even for the old Chinese economists of the Chairman Mao era.”

The Eritrean government has tried to cajole and entice the USA to establish strong relations with it and in 2003 it joined President Bush’s “Alliance of the Willing” to invade Iraq. However, since then, the USA has made its choice and established strong relations with Ethiopia and Djibouti. And since then, the Eritrean government has been on a war-footing against the West in general and the USA in particular, blaming it for all its ills and failures.

Last February, and again in May, the Eritrean president sent an emissary headed by his foreign minister, Osman Saleh, to Moscow. The delegation included Yemane Gebreab, the political affairs director of the ruling party who shadows the foreign minister in every trip, and is believed to be the actual leader of such delegations.

During the delegation’s stay in Moscow, it delivered a message to the Russian president. Yemane stressed the need of Russia to be involved in the regional affairs of the Horn of Africa, expressing the need to have a super power to balance the USA’s unipolar  hegemony of the region.

That call for Russia’s involvement, and a call for the Cold War era confrontation didn’t please the Chinese who passed their disapproval to the Eritrean president. But the Eritrean president is still pursuing his strategy to involve the Russians in Eritrea’s regional conflicts.

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  • Hope

    But it was documented FACT though tha th eTPLF was destroyed into ashes at the Aseb Front.Tesfaye Ghebre’Ab might be the last one to confirm it.

  • Amde

    Hi Awatistas,

    Do you guys think a line has been crossed with the success ISIS has had? The amount of money, armaments and territory it has taken over (cash at least in the hundreds of millions, enough arms and supplies to arm 200,000 (by one possibly exaggerated estimate)) and its now very open civilian administration of millions of people means we now have a new ideological state in the region.

    Since it now claims that it is simply to be referred to as “The Islamic State”, (please note it has no geographic qualifiers), once it has taken over Sunni Iraq, it will be a direct ideological competitor to the Saudis, whose claim to legitimacy is as the custodians of the two mosques.

    Much as the Soviets were an ideological state intent on spreading revoluton, ISIS also is quite interested in spreading its revolution strictly for ideological reasons. And so far it has a successful model. Namely, it moves into areas where established goverment (secular mostly) has been challenged, leading to anarchy or reduction in governmental control. It moves into this chaos and ruthlessly destroys its more moderate competitors.

    Whatever its model, I do not think this will get resolved in a year or two. ISIS is going to be around a while as it has the means to at least maintain much of the territory it now controls and has the resources that give it long staying power. The Al-Shabab and Taliban are examples – it took significant military involvements by external actors for them to be dislodged from uncontested administrative capability over people and territory. Even then, they have been able to sustain strong insurgencies.

    So, to bring it home – what does this mean for an Eritrean / Ethiopian future? Does it make Ethiopian military involvement likely as a pre-emptive western backed/sanctioned effort to deny the possibility of power vacuum along the Red Sea in case Issayas falls bringing the Eritrean State down with it? Or does it make it unlikely given the unpredictable outcome of the creation of the perfect IS type breeding ground (as in Syria?)

    amde

    • Hope

      Mr/Ms Amde,
      Pray hard that ISIS will not take over Ethiopia soon and you better worry about your Ethiopia.
      It seems that you have a a selective short memory,albeit deliberately,that Shaebia has been the ONLY power under the Sun, so far,which/who successfully defeated the terrorists of all kinds.
      It was Shaebia who made Osama Bin Ladin to run away to Afghanistan.Yuor statement saying:
      “Does it make Ethiopian military involvement likely as a pre-emptive western backed/sanctioned effort to deny the possibility of power vacuum along the Red Sea in case Issayas falls bringing the Eritrean State down with it?”
      tells it all.
      Or you reminding us that the purpose of the sanction is to kneel down Eritrea and to make it easy for Ethiopia to take over Eritrea?
      This Forum is/was NOT intended, to the best knowledge of Eritreans here,for the “Ill Wishers” to Eritrea

      • Amde

        Mr. Hope,

        I am sorry I cannot say anything to comfort you. But if it will make you happy, our esteemed host Saay himself chastised me for suggesting that the likelihoods of Chechens roaming in Eritrea was a remote possibility, and that I should in fact acknowledge it was a strong possibility.

        amde

        • Hope

          Mr Amde,
          Why and how can you say that?
          Is it a wish or you are a weyane insider who was involved in a recent Mekele meeting with the coward opposition?
          If you feel that the sanction outcome has made you comfortable that Eritrea is in her weakest status and you have decided to take advantage of it by inviting the ISIS as a an excuse to create a chaos (as per the old plan as documented in the wikileaks)so as to be invited to intervene by your masters so as to get some cash as usual,you are welcome to try it but do NOT forget history.
          If recnet history is to be the witness,I am afraid of, that Ethiopia is at a higher risk than Eritrea.No Muslim protested in Eritrea and a million- Muslim- March in Addis is a recent phenomenon.
          If you have issues to discuss constructively about Regional Peace,Reconciliation and Integration,you are welcome but if you are here to execute your TPLF sponsored Cyber-psycho war,do NOT waste your time.
          After all,who said that SAAY is the perfect Prophet about the Eritrean Fate?
          “Sayterut Abiet,Saylikut wedite” aydele yimitilut?
          “keite’ademe zimetse ghashas,keitseghebe wetse/kede–endayhon negheru.”
          But I kindly advise you and the host-SAAY/SJG to shut off this topic .
          Our debate here is to deal with/ about bringing a Real Change in Eritrea,NOT to wish a chaos in .
          Eritrea.
          FYI,such a kind of a debate will prolong the life span of the Regime.Eritrea and the silent majority,which is trying to abandon the regime will make a U-turn and support the same regime.
          We sick tired of this old styled and obsolete Cyper politika and psycho-War-fare.
          Try some thing de-novo,man.
          FYI,while you are dreaming about bringing the ISIS in and in intervening in Eritrea in the name of ” Fighting the ISIS” per your masters’ advice and order,Russia will come in to Aseb with its Iskander Elite Navy loaded with ICBM.How about that?
          Eritrea and Eritreans will prevail.

          • Amde

            Calm down dude….
            If you thought about what I wrote, it might be very obvious to you that the implication is that Ethiopia might or might not take action on its own sense of perceived threat. This has nothing to do with ill-will of chaos towards Eritrea. It is not my fault you think Eritrea is this isolated piece of real-estate – that’s your problem.
            If you feel terrified then good – you should because this is not kids play and the consequences are real. Neither Eritrea nor Ethiopia are that big a deal in the grand scheme of things and a dash of humility for both of us will be good. The world and the region in particular is going through a rough patch and the best we should do is recognize who and what we are and figure out how we can make it through. Because we are nothing but grass my friend – and there are some mighty elephants roaming around.
            If you think anonymous Amde saying what every semi-literate half-wit can read is going to prolong the regime, well what can I say but thank you for the vote of confidence but I don’t believe you. The PFDJ regime will stay until Eritreans in the diaspora can get their shit together and work out something among themselves and some rump of the military in Eritrea.
            at least that is what we discussed at the Weyane polit-bureau meeting.
            amde

          • Hope

            Dear Amde,
            Now you seem to have made a small u-turn.
            After all,why would I care wether the tplf and its agents or even, for that matter, the Tigreyans do NOT believe me at all?
            -When and where in the history have the Tigreyans,let alone the TPLF,the back -stabber,wished “GOOD” for Eritrea and Eritreans?
            -As far as this debate being a kids’ play,you are the ONE who has attempted to make it look like one by suggesting that Ethiopia should be invited by the West to intervene in the event ISIS creates chaos in Eritrea -for sure the ISIS being invited with the help of the same “West” and the same Ethiopia to do the dirty job,which has been the Modus Operandi of the West and your own Ethiopia to destabilize Stable Nations,which do NOT follow the new World Order.On the same token though,if the West directly or by proxy is going to order Ethiopia to intervene in Eritrean business as it happened in Somalia,why should it be considered as a “Kids’ Play” if Eritrea invites Russia or China or some Superior Power including the Devil to protect herself?
            Bottom line,if you are a good wisher and have some decency,we should talk about Regional Peace,Reconciliation and Integration by respecting the rule of Law and the Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of other Nations

    • Eyob Medhane

      Amde,

      You bet Ethiopia will get involved. I’d very much welcome it. Have you seen the ISIS map that they led out for their five year plan. Here see it yourself ..

      These nut bags don’t stop anywhere.

      By the way, I just read the news that the first Israeli Defense Forces soldier to be killed in Gaza is an Ethiopian jew Moshe Melaku. here is the news below…

      http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4547474,00.html

      • Amde

        Eyob.

        “I’d welcome it” alk? better to be a little cautious be very very careful what you wish for.

        The map you attached is considered fake..please see here http://www.businessinsider.com/isis-five-year-expansion-map-is-fake-2014-7

        How are they going to take over a billion Hindus? This is just somebody’s wet dream or a forgery.

        amde

        • saay7

          Exactly, Amde.

          This map has Gulf of Tonkin written all over it. Never mind world domination, it is doubtful that ISIS would survive an invigorated challenge in Iraq and Syria, as an interview with residents of Baghdad shows (look for video embedded in the article, short, captioned in English:)

          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2674736/ISIS-militants-declare-formation-caliphate-Syria-Iraq-demand-Muslims-world-swear-allegiance.html#v-3651822837001

          Eyob, your nightmare also ignores what other nations, particularly Arab countries (the most threatened) will do to defend themselves. Your nemesis in Egypt (which under mature policy could be Ethiopia’s best ally) has already passed a policy that (a) ONLY Al-Azhar approved Imams can give Friday sermons at mosques and (b) some neighborhood “prayer-houses” are NOT mosques and are not qualified to host Friday sermons. This will eliminate all the chaotic self-delcared experts making daily pronouncements.

          On a lighter note, ISIS considers Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia all “Land of Habesha” so, you know, they must be reading Eyob and YG:)

          saay

          • Eyob Medhane

            Sal,

            “….On a lighter note, ISIS considers Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia all “Land of Habesha” so, you know, they must be reading Eyob and YG:)….”

            I swear to God, I knew you would say something to that effect. More along the line like “..So what are you complaining about? They named the entire horn of Africa, land Habesha for you….” :-)

          • saay7

            Eyob,

            Anytime. Here’s another Habesha, Eritrea’s other president, President Abdulkarim Nasir. He is only asking for a two-year transition until we have political pluralism. I am betting he is in Canada because Canada producers a disproportionately large number of, you know, “visionary” Eritreans:)

            saay

            http://youtu.be/CUnyB6TKiOA

          • Papillon

            Dear Sal,

            Imagine living with another mustache for the next heaven knows how many years. On a serious note though, the guy needs a psyche consult or locally speaking ጋብር ደርዓንቶ. I leave the dosage to you.

            Haft’kha.

          • saay7

            Papillon:

            MeraHi delikin: chiHmi tseliEken…:)

            Having a big mustache is a requirement among men of our generation. It’s either that or the weird Hitler mustache that I sometimes see in Eri-TV. The clean-shaven look has not made it to Eritrea at the critical mass level.

            Of course, we could always have a woman as our next leader. But are Eritreans in Eritrea, particularly Eritrean women, culturally ready for that? Scan the entire opposition and tell me. I think it’s ENCDC and…. That’s it.

            saay

          • Papillon

            Dear Sal,

            I always thought the full-beard in Tegadelti back in the days was a complete turn on and a sign of the real deal Eritrawi-TebaAtay but the mustache grosses me out mainly because I grew to hate the tyrant for what he has done to our people. I see tremendous potential in Elsa Ch’rum as her rather strong personality is a clear sign of a leader-to-be of course in post-Isaias Eritrea should she opts to run for a public office.

            Haft’kha.

          • haileTG

            hey Papillon,

            C’mon now, give President Nasir a fair time. He just is starting, he is only looking for 20 years to reach where Japan is. He said that they did it in 20 years from fishing based economy to a world class technology. ወይ ጉድ በቢዕስራ እኮ ሓንሺሾም ኣጥፊኦምና :-)

          • Papillon

            Dear Haile,

            The guy is obviously a looney. My hunch is that, he probably thought Isaias’ magic charm is in his mustache (read: ናይ ወዲ ትኳቦ ደርፊ ኣብ ምንታዩ እዩ ሓይሉ ኢሎምኒ ኣብ ሙስታሹ ኢለዮም….) and he figures he might as well water and add a fertilizer to his mustache so that he can claim himself El Presidente. ሃይለ ሓወይ ለብዘበን ዘይንሰምዖ የብልናን የሕጽሮ’ዩ ዝባሃል

          • haileTG

            መርሓባ ክብርቲ ሓፍቲ ፓፒ፡ መቸም ክገርመኪ፡ ከይዳ እኮ እዛ ዓዲ፡ ናይ እፍሊ ታኒካ-ማኒካ መጻወቲ ኮይና። ግደፍዮ እሞ ነዚ ድሁል፡ ቃለ መሕትት ኣሰና ምስ ኤርትራውያን እሱራት ኣብ ሊብያ ሰሚዔ፡ ክኣምን ኣይከኣልኩን። 115 ዝኾኑ ቆልዑ፡ ዓበይቲ፡ መንእሰያት፡ ኣደታትን፡ ጥኑሳትን፡ ከምኡ’ውን ተጋደልትን፡ ካህናትን ዝርከብዎም፡ ኣሕዋት፡ መብዝሕትኦም ካብ ካምፕ ኢትዮጵያ ናብ ሱዳን ሰጊሮም፡ ብምድረ በዳ ብሰሃራ ሰንጢቆም ንሊብያ ክኣትዉ ተታሒዞም። እቲ ዝገርም ነገር፡ ካህን ምስ መስቀሉ፡ ኣብዚ ጉዕዞ’ዚ ክትረክብ፡ እታ ሃገር ክሳዕ ክንደይ ብደዋ ትመውት ከምዘላ እዩ ዘርእየኪ። ቀሺ’ኸ እንታይ ደልዩ ክብልዎ እዮም ህግደፋውያን? ኣቕሽሽቲ ዕጥቂ ደርብዮም ክሃድሙ፡ ግር’ዶ ኣይብልን ቁሩብ። ቐሺ እኮ ክዕስክር፡ ዘነውር ተግባር እዩ። ነዚ ኣብ እንዳ ስዋ ዝዓበየ፡ ወዲ #$#% ግን ሓላል እዩ!! ጉድ ክንርእይ ኢና ጽንሕ ኢልና። ሓውኪ

          • Papillon

            ዝኸበርካ ሃይለ ሓወይ

            ልክዕዩ ከም ደቂሰባት መጠን ዓቕልና ክጸበና ይኽእል ተስፋውን ክንቆርጽ ንኽእል ምኽንያቱ እታ ብዙሕ ዝተተስፈናላ ሃገር ኣብ ቅድሚ ዓይንና ናብ ጋሃነም ክትኣቱ ክንርእያ ከለና:: ነገር ግን ካብ ናይ ካልኦት ሃገራት ታሪኽ ክንማሃር አንተዳኣ ኮይንና ናይ ታሪኽ ሓይልታት ናቶም ሚስጢራዊ ኣሳራርሓ ኣለዎም በዚ መልክዕ ክንርእዮ ከለና ኢሳያስ ኣፎርቂ ኣይተዓደለን ምኽንያቱ ኣብ ታሪኽ ናይ ጸልማት ተላኣኺ ክኸውን ግደ ስለዝተዋህበ:: ልክዕ ከምተን ካልኦት ሃገራትን ኣህዛብን ድሕሪ እዚ ዘይባሃል ሓሳረን መከራን ምርኣይ ናብ ራህዋን ሰላምን ዝተሳጋገራ ኤርትራው’ን ከምኡ አቲ ኣብ ርእሳ ዘሎ ጸልማት ተቐንጢጡ ናብ ልሙዕ ሳዕሪ ተዕርፈሉ ዘመን ቀሪቡ እዩ:: ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ ግን ስለ ዘይተዓደለ ናይ ጸልማት ልኡኽ ስለዝኾነ ነቲ ራህዋ ኣይክርእዮን እዩ ሓደ ማዓልቲ እቲ ዝመጽእ ወለዶ ክዘንትወሉ አዩ ካብኡ ተማሂሩ ድማ ካልኣይ ጊዜ ንኽይድገም ዘልኣለማዊ ትምህርቲ ክኾኖ እዩ ስለዚ ሃይለ ሓወይ ርእስና ነቕንዕ ማዓንጣና ሸጥ ነብል ንዳሃለሉን ንፈርሓሉን ንስምብደሉን ተስፋ ንቖርጸሉን ነገር ስለዘየለ

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          • Papillon

            ዝኸበርካ ሃይለ ሓወይ

            ልክዕዩ ከም ደቂሰባት መጠን ዓቕልና ክጸበና ይኽእል ተስፋውን ክንቆርጽ ንኽእል ምኽንያቱ እታ ብዙሕ ዝተተስፈናላ ሃገር ኣብ ቅድሚ ዓይንና ናብ ጋሃነም ክትኣቱ ክንርእያ ከለና:: ነገር ግን ካብ ናይ ካልኦት ሃገራት ታሪኽ ክንማሃር አንተዳኣ ኮይንና ናይ ታሪኽ ሓይልታት ናቶም ሚስጢራዊ ኣሳራርሓ ኣለዎም በዚ መልክዕ ክንርእዮ ከለና ኢሳያስ ኣፎርቂ ኣይተዓደለን ምኽንያቱ ኣብ ታሪኽ ናይ ጸልማት ተላኣኺ ክኸውን ግደ ስለዝተዋህበ:: ልክዕ ከምተን ካልኦት ሃገራትን ኣህዛብን ድሕሪ እዚ ዘይባሃል ሓሳረን መከራን ምርኣይ ናብ ራህዋን ሰላምን ዝተሳጋገራ ኤርትራው’ን ከምኡ አቲ ኣብ ርእሳ ዘሎ ጸልማት ተቐንጢጡ ናብ ልሙዕ ሳዕሪ ተዕርፈሉ ዘመን ቀሪቡ እዩ:: ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ ግን ስለ ዘይተዓደለ ናይ ጸልማት ልኡኽ ስለዝኾነ ነቲ ራህዋ ኣይክርእዮን እዩ ሓደ ማዓልቲ እቲ ዝመጽእ ወለዶ ክዘንትወሉ አዩ ካብኡ ተማሂሩ ድማ ካልኣይ ጊዜ ንኽይድገም ዘልኣለማዊ ትምህርቲ ክኾኖ እዩ ስለዚ ሃይለ ሓወይ ርእስና ነቕንዕ ማዓንጣና ሸጥ ነብል ንዳሃለሉን ንፈርሓሉን ንስምብደሉን ተስፋ ንቖርጸሉን ነገር ስለዘየለ

            ሓፍትኻ

          • Eyob Medhane

            Sal,

            Wait a second, the campaign for the next president has already started? :-) Who knew?!

          • abinet

            Selam Eyob,
            what is at the background? The new Eritrean map or the new flag? This guy is into something. He must be smoking something expensive.

          • Eyob Medhane

            Hi Abinet,

            You’re right. He may have been smoking something expensive…:-) But, what is behind him actually used to be Eritrean flag, I believe during the federation. After their 1993 referendum they combined the EPLF flag and the olive branch from this one and made up the current flag. However, many (largely muslim Eritreans) and former ELF (Jebha) members are more loyal to this flag behind the dude…. Sal, go ahead correct me… :-)

          • saay7

            Eyobai:

            My favorite line in his speech about his vision for a future Eritrea: “the losing party, unlike the losing parties of our neighboring countries, will not come out with tanks and bullets [to overturn the vote.]” Burn! :)

            Speaking of flags, and this is for Mahmuday and Haile TG, have you noticed that the EPLF flag (yellow star substituting for yellow olives) is making a comeback? It was waving high at the Sawa festival. The YPFDJs love their yellow flag which coincidentally happens to be the flag of the State of Tigray.

            saay

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Ahlan SAAY;
            Remember, you’re shabeyetay, more than any body else, and an expert on that subject (ISSAYA..), Now we demand an explanation from you why the flag of wonbedewoch is overtaking our national bandiera? Hint: Start your explanation with ” Haysam wo Haysam..), the only time our man tried to address in Tigre and failed really badly. AA would be the one to be asked about that, but for now, we’re giving him his space.

          • T. Kifle

            Sal,

            You got me wrong sir, I personally don’t believe that that flag should have been a state flag. It was TPLF’s flag earlier and the state constitution ordained the same flag should be that of the state’s afterwards. The Amhara state did the same thing: adopted ANDM’s flag as state flag but in all other states the flags of the ruling parties are different from the state flags. I find these two states have something that contradicts pluralism.

          • Hope

            I hope he is not one of the Ethio-Canada sponsored RSADO Terrorists.

          • Kokhob Selam

            actually his is serous, so innocent Lol. This type of people are ready cocked delicious dish to DIA. Lol.

        • Eyob Medhane

          Amde,

          Ok you got me. :-) The “I would very much welcome it” bit is a little hyperbole… But, you have no idea how much i detest and hope to see this savages smashed to the ground. So, if an international force decides to squash them and Ethiopia get a little bit part of it, I don’t think I mind….

          P.S I actually attached a disclaimer note that some claim the map was fake from the get go. But the whole idea of the thinking of extremists is a world domination, so to think that they would draw such a map is not far fetched…

          • Hope

            But to what end though?And why would you worry though since you achieved your goal–to the extent that PIA/Shaebia will not be a threat to Ethiopia?
            This is NOT only a wish but a Terrorist Threat to Eritrea and Eritreans and per your weyane Law,you should be in a death row for what you have said by any standard.
            If the western powers did not do it when they were under a real or perceived threat by Al Shebaba and when PIA/PFDJ was stronger than ever at that time,why in the world would they even think about it–other than for the sake of chasing the muliti-billion resources(estimated to be up to a trillion USD per the so called The Economist Intelligence Journal) and the new Eritro-Russian Relationship popping up,which seems to be serious?

    • haileTG

      Selamat Amde,

      The last reason Eritreans would appreciate being liberated for is one that is done to make them a garrison out post for external interests. In any case, the whole concept of external interference seems to take a different trend in our discussions here. A direct foreign intervention with no sufficient provocation is a direct “invasion” of a UN member state. I don’t believe there are critical developments to necessitate that action against our country. Although PFDJ is as deadly and determined as ever in its strangulation of the Eritrean people, it is now reduced to coward, harmless and useless piece of an eyesore in front of regional and global community. It is not a threat per se, just a waste of space. So, I don’t think the world, that is content with totally isolating it, would find any need to go after (preemptively or not) to change the status quo that is not hurting them.

      The ideal solution is of course a military takeover and gradually working towards a stable, democratic and developing Eritrea that would play a positive role regionally and globally. People wrongly think that Eritrea is under dictatorship, partly because we wrongly use the term. However, Eritrea under the current PFDJ administration is under STRANGULATION nothing to do with dictatorship (follow my reply to serray to be added soon, I will explain the nature of our state of condition under such “Strangulation” policy). It is very bewildering that the armed forces are lending hand to this heinous crime, along with the security organs and internal and external spy network. We still lack information as why these entities are reduced to oversee such reversal of what fought to bring about, but that is another topic.

      So, to answer your question, your proposed/pondered action would actually open a Pandora’s box that would be hard to piece back together. A controlled regime change from inside the country is however well past due.

      Regards

      • Amde

        Selam Haile

        I actually agree with most of what you said – the PFDJ regime is right now mostly a contained threat for the external world. It is just terrible to its own people. Militarily dislodging it would open the pandora’s box as you put it. So I am currently sticking to what i have been saying – namely the risk of removing the regime right now outweighs the benefits for external players and so the regime still has some international life-line to it.

        I just have a feeling that the imminent/de-facto collapse of Iraq will have very far reaching consequences, and our region is not immune to that. So I was wondering what others thought about it.

        amde

        • Mahmud Saleh

          Dear Amde;
          The best weapon to curtailing the spread of ISIS type threats is to make sure Ethiopian Muslims feel comfortable at home; allow them to have decision making roles in federal levels ( 33.9% of Ethiopians are muslims, do you see proportional representation in your government?); cure this age old anti-muslim sentiments in elite circles ( I know the general population have good neighborly relations).
          As far as Erirea is concerned, I don’t see a sudden collapse; domestic pressure is gaining momentum, and for the forseable future, at least this generation is not going to allow ISIS type terrorists within their borders. Also, their common sacrifices are fresh in their minds. Believe me our sense of togetherness is still fresh. As long as we believe we gain more by sticking together, there is no danger. In that regard Eritrea is among the strongest communities and political change should be Eritreans’ business. In this regard, Ethiopia will be the last entity to be considered. You see, we all blame PFDJ, muslims and christians. That tells you something. However, most Ethiopians have difficult calling EPRDF by its name. They still call it “Ye Wayane mengst.” Now, if Amara feel that distant, what do you think a Somali Ethiopian, or a muslim Ethiopian feels?
          This is not to say we Eritrea is immune, particularly with our geographical location. Watch the Sudan, Amde; that’s also what Eritrea should watch closely.

          • T. Kifle

            Mahmuday Arkey,

            It seems you are mixing up things here probably for reasons not been informed. Let me tell why. The majority Muslim states in Ethiopia are Ethiopian Somali, Harari and Afar. These states administer themselves 100%. The next state with large number of Muslim constituency is Oromia and you would see Muslims fairly distributed along all echelons of power. At the federal level you would see many ministers, state ministers, Ambassadors in diplomatic missions, general officers and what have you. Where did you get it that “most Ethiopians have difficult calling EPRDF by its name”? OR are you telling me about the extreme nationalists out there? I would understand you if your hunch is based on the behaviours of the later but the vast majority Ethiopians indeed call EPRDF by its name. The same unsavoury generalization is your assertion that ” if the Amhara feel that distant…” my friend how can they be distant from themselves? They are administering their state. No one is closer to EPRDF than the Amhara people. In Ethiopia much stronger feeling of representation(unrepresentation) is not religion but Ethnicity. As per my observation in many other countries at its basic level, religion takes primacy for intimacy and keeping company. In Ethiopia, it was not the case at least until recently where an alien sect have sneaked in into the country through the concerted efforts of Saudi Arabia’s “kingdom without borders” expansionist ideology that the government is dealing with for sometime now. This doesn’t mean that there are not Christian(Orthodox) hangovers here and there but that have no traction to speak of. We have protestant PM, Muslim Deputy PM and Probably( protestant president? for sure Dr. Negaso was a protestant). Therefore, as far as EPRDF is concerned, religion hardly matters in selecting people to higher offices: other factors carry much more weight.

            As to the ISIS is concerned, it’s an evil ideology that occupies any available vacuum. Any vacuum be it in Ethiopia, Eritrea or on moon. It has nothing to do with being represented or unrepresented. If anyone feels unrepresented, they have to fight for their rights through constitutional means. That they are not fairly represented now doesn’t mean, the representation remains skewed for ever. If someone tells me that he will turn my country to ISIS unless he is fairly represented (according to his perception), I will tell him to jump of the cliff because the very thought of blackmailing to get what one wants politically is against the spirit of the constitution. This is non-negotiable matter. Hence, the mixing, as if every injustice necessarily has to lead to extremism. Check your premises my friend.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Hello ARKEY TK;

            So, I checked the ministries and it looks physically they are fairly represented, but physically. The deputy PM is not a muslim though, but that’s not a big deal. This is on ministerial level, God knows down the structure. And my intention was to give my take on Amde’s important question which posed Eritrea as a posssible breeding ground for ISIS type networks at the advent ” in case Issayas falls bringing the Eritrean State down with it?” My answer bears a universal truth, it could be used in Eritrea, Kenya…USA- meaning ensuring real participatory democracy is key in ensuring social stability. ISIS type organization exploit peoples real grievances, that’s what happened in both Syria and Iraq. So the remedy is to ensure people feel welcome, accomodated and tended to. I refered him to Ethiopia because we are discussing Ethio/Eritrean situation. Therefore, Arkey TK, I think it would be deceptive to relax that there is inclusiveness of all political views in Ethiopia just by looking at the physycal level. I don’t know the demarcation of electoral districts in Ethiopia, but it’s clear even within those represented in the government, the majority of them would be members of the ruling party. There is continuous demonstrations and accusations of discrimination even in Addis by muslims and other minorities. So, as long as there is no strong opposition, it’s difficult to claim that different views and social interests are fairly represented. Regarding terrorism visa-vise the constitution, where there is no strong judicial system, the executive has the upper hand. You can’t deny the accusations coming to your government from internationa human right organizations, the US and Europe, not to mention the complains continue to be made by Ethiopian citizens, so, if you tell me “it’s work in progress,” I accept it. The “wayane” I don’t think you are not aware of it, hey, there Ethiopians in this forum. My observation is it is fading away, I see my Ethiopian friends changing their views in favor of the government every year they visit home which tells me Harbegna wayanay is doing better in Ethiopianizing itself. (I know you’re saying “what?”). Fair description?

          • Rahwa T

            Selam Mahmud,

            Why did you say that the Deputy-PM was not a muslim? Is it because he has Amharic first name and second name? Do you think that all the over one billion Muslim have to adopt an Arabic name to be Muslim? I would not say “hand-off from Ethiopian affairs” but I think you have check your argument? The DPM is a Muslim and his full name is DM Hussien. I hope this would clear the confusion you have because of the name.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Hello Rahwa;
            Accepted, I mean I will trust you. But that was a byway point.

          • T. Kifle

            Selamat Mahmud,

            It’s unfortunate that you didn’t get my message. You raised the Muslim representation issue and I showed you clearly how they are represented from Kebeles all the way to their state-level law-making Institutions. The Muslim majority states I mentioned are non-EPRDF states. EPRDF is present only in Oromia, Amhara, SNNP, Tigray, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.

            What do you mean by “inclusiveness of all political views”? The government at the centre is EPRDF’s. No ifs and buts about it. EPRDF can only be inclusive within its coalition member parties(which include all religions of the kind, among other things). It also takes seriously the equitable representation at the executive levels which includes members from non-EPRDF states not for their religion but their region and people.

            There are quite divergent views and grievances be it on religion or other socio-economic matters and sometimes you would find them mixed up for short-term gains. But that has nothing to do with representation. We have, since the past few years, some violent group in Addis demonstrating when they feel like it after their Friday prayers. As far as they do it peacefully, they can demonstrate as much as they want and, I don’t think someone will stand on their way. But they will,not be allowed to convert the country into one of a caliphate. And no amount of unrepresentation justifies it to happen. there are ways to undo problems of equity if they really exist . But clinging on to religion as furthering means to an end is unacceptable. Do their grievance being heard? sure, they do. Every major grievance in the country is heard at various platforms including at the highest legislative body of the country. That’s all matters. But make no mistake the Addis Ababa group is less a concern as it has no grip on the ground and the majority of Ethiopians(Muslims and Christians alike) detest their move to the core.

            My friend, in your dearly held Eritrean psyche it seems nothing is even remotely possible. Terrorism is an eminent and present danger to each and every secular state of today. Its breading bed is just administrative vacuum. This can happen to any country in the dangerous failed state zone which your Eritrea is one of them. I don’t see any valid reason except your ኤርትራዊ ሓቦ why this looming danger is not a possibility in Eritrea

          • Mahmud Saleh

            salam Arkey TK;

            I have to thank you for the snap shot of Ethiopian politics; I veered a bit from the Muslim representation because the general caution I wanted to pass on to Gashe Amde was that nations don’t need to be failed states for extremism to take root, the entry port is usually social, political, religious grievances of the native population of the victim country. I am brave to give credits to whomever it’s due. As I said sometime in the past on this forum, at least Ethiopia is experimenting in perfecting governance. For that I give it a credit. I haven’t been to the country so my information is from friends and news outlets. So, let Ethiopians take care of their issues, but the main message is that what kills extremism is when the targeted populations fee a sense of belonging and their will of allegiance to their state. Syria was not a failed state, a political uprising was hijacked. As far as Eritrea is concerned, since you guys thought it would fall it has been 16 years and counting; it want fail. I think I have a good grasp on that, it’s passing through tough time created partly by non other than your government, but will survive and strive.ከምዛ ዝብኢ ድራሩ ዘማዕደወ ንሰሜን እንዳ ጠመትካ ተንባሁቕ ኣለኻ ዓርከይ TK.ኣይክትወድቕን እያ። ከምቲ ዝበልካዮ ቅሩብ ናይ ኤርትራዊ ሓቦ ክህልዎ ይኽእል ‘ዩ ግን ኣለና። Hey, bad news for you buddy, regarding failing states alert, we are better than you, check this out: http://ffp.statesindex.org/rankings-2012-sortable
            and here:w.foreignpolicy.com/failed_states_index_2012_interactive
            Here we are in the same bracket:http://ffp.statesindex.org/rankings-2013-sortable

            One question though: What’s your comment on Tsadqan’s crying; I mean it’s unbecoming of a General, man. I remember the legend that, I think it was in peacekeeping, Korea or Congo, the legend goes that Ethiopian army was fending off an assault, then a thought came to the commanders and munched raw meat in front of the assaulting enemy, and that act shockingly frightened the advancing enemy and fell back…I might messed the story up, but it is somewhat to that effect. Now, how could a General cry? I just don’t get it. You would expect that he should suppress his inner feelings in front of his juniors, and show them strength. I have read the biography of known great Generals, and so far have not found a crying General.

          • Rahwa T

            Selam Mahmud,
            Your last paragraph is too ordinary. I would be surprised if TK would give his precious time to fiction written by the renowned womanizer and liar, the famous Tesfaye. Woyane has been trusted to few vulgar personalities such as this man. It is a pity. If you believe this story, enjoy with the likes of Nitricc, Hope and Tesfa-berhan

          • T. Kifle

            Selamat Mahmud,

            ጾም ረመዳን ግዲ ሒዛ መስለኒስ you become super-elastic in the argument.

            1. To begin with I have a concern about the mentioned looming danger doesn’t mean I wish it to happen. Come on man, I think you are better than this.

            2. you also construed me as if my daily prayers are to see Eritrea fail. Emphatic no, that never be in my wishlist. My wish has been to see PFDJ go and an Eritrea at peace with itself and its neighbours emerges sooner than later. Let me digress for a moment and insert here a ፅውፅዋይ of medieval stereotype. “ቡዳ” ተባሂሎም ዝምደቡ ካብ ዝነበሩ ስድራ ዝውለድ መንእሰይ ተመርዕዩ ብላዕ ስተ ኣብ ዝኾነሉ ሰዓት እኖ መርዓዊ ምሒር ብምሕጓሰን ደርፊ ኣውጽኤን ክስዕስዓ ይትንስኣ’ሞ ክምዝስዕብ መሪሕ ደርፊ የስምዓ። “ብልዑኒ ኸስ ዝብላዕ ኮይነ’ኧዬዬ” ኢለን ምጭዳር እንትጅመራ እቶም ናግራማት ዓዲ ቕብል አቢሎም “ኣይትብለዓና’ምበር ኣይንበልዓክንንየየ” በሉወን ይባሃል:: I assume that these days you are not in your best. If you are serious when you assert “Eritrea will survive and thrive”, I can only say ይኹነልካ። You need to come out of your protective shell. Don’t delude yourself that you monopolize the information regarding Eritrea.
            3. Though Rahwa insinuated to ignore your last statement, I am very surprised that you suddenly inserted that kind of frivolous topics amidst debating series issues.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear T.Kifle,

            Indeed, the feeling of representation is by Ethnicity not by religion. Because Ethnicity is the identity marker in socio-politics. Marginality/representation in multi-ethnic societies should be resolved by framing their needs based on ethnic entities (ethnic grouping). Religion should be out of politics if countries to have a peaceful democratic governance.

            Regards,
            Amanaule H.

          • Rahwa T

            Dear Amanuel,
            Short but very important message. Thank you for speaking what is in my dear heart. We all should be careful.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Haw mahmud,

            If you don’t mind can I ask you one question. Do you believe the framing of our politics in resolving marginalization by religion or ethnic identity. In either case why? Despite I can deduct from your response to Amde, I chose to get a straight answer from you. Your answer to him also does an implication to ours, please do so to clear it for me, then I will get back to you.

            Regards,
            Amanuel Hidrat

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Haw AmanH;
            I actually up voted your reply to TK; I have similar to your position on politics and state issues. My answer to Amde was meant to highlight that the first defense of curtailing extremist movement is to ensure equal participation of all segments of the society; that in most cases marginalization and neglect sources of friction that terrorists take advantage of. I ventured to Ethiopian politics based on my interaction with Ethiopians in diaspora and news outlets. TK made good points that help me understand their politics. So, i am with you regarding politics/state; I am strictly for a secular politics based on national political agendas. What’s tricky is usually how the congressional/parliamentarian districts are curved out.

          • Rahwa T

            Haw Mahmud,

            I am glad you posted another comment against your earlier comment. To tell you the truth
            I despised read your reply to Amde. I was remembering the Amharic saying ”hod
            yabawn bQil yaweTawal” loosely translated as “ kebdi zHab’os buQli yewxe’o”. I
            know as a Muslim you are abstained from anything alcohol, but wondered what the
            motive behind this comment would be. That was why I voted for Amanuel H’s earlier comment. Thank you for helping in clearing the bad feeling I had earlier. Region is very sensitive. It would give an easy visa for the Eritrean to be Afganistan and the Ethiopian to be an Egyptian and many other nationalities. It has always to stay to far from politics.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Marhaba Mahmuday,

            Once we agreed on how to frame our politics, the next question is what kind of governmental structure could respond to the needs of our social groups? Will it be centralized unitary government or decentralized unitary government? The nature of the governmental structure is very critical in essence and practicality to decide whether we are ready to address the grievances. I am strongly convinced, because we couldn’t address the grievances of our social groups, that they are trying to find their common denominators “religion” as a leverage in the struggle to compete for equitable power sharing.

            What you saw tricky is, on how the congressional/parliamentary district are curved out. In fact, again that it depend or actually determined by the nature of the governmental structure we Eritreans opt to adapt. If we want to strangulate the state and its inhabitants by the power of the executive, we will chose the hybrid structure the PFDJ has designed in the 1997 constitution. If we want to breath the air of freedom, Peace,and tranquility, we will chose either parliamentary governance or presidential governance in the framework of decentralized unitary governance. We will chose between the narrow road of tyranny and the wide road of peace and harmony of equitable sharing. [keep notice that the nine provinces are the "geographical identity" of our people and hence very helpful in districting].

            Reagards,
            Amanuel Hidrat

          • http://awate.com/ Horizon

            Dear Mr. Mahmud Saleh,

            You wrote “.. Ethiopia will have to work harder to cure this age old anti-muslim/Arab sentiments in elite circles”.

            If I may ask you, do you think that there is and there has
            always been a strong anti-Ethiopian and anti-Christian sentiment, since the times of Gragn Ahmed in the 15th century? Is it not true that the Eritrean revolution was made possible with the help of Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian,
            Libyan, Saudi Arabian etc ruling class, with the aim to fragment and Islamize Ethiopia and control the Nile? Didn’t the late PM MZ propose a change of stand and actively help the Eritrean opposition to depose DIA, because he was plotting with Egypt against the GERD?

            Since the time the state and religion were separated,
            Muslim Ethiopians have been a prominent part of the Ethiopian society in the economy, administration, politics etc. Ethiopian Muslims are no more excluded because of their religion, and Ethiopian Christians (ordinary citizens and ruling elites) have no problem whatsoever with their Muslim brothers and sisters.

            If Wahabists and other Extreme Muslims try to poison the
            perfect relation between the two main religions of Ethiopia, as they have tried to do so by burning churches and hacking Christians with machetes, they should know
            that they will not have a free ride.

            Ethiopians are proud of their Moderate Muslims, who build
            Christian churches when Christians in their villages do not have a place of worship, and Muslim leaders who give refuge to Christian priests as they are chased by a mob of fanatic Muslims. Ethiopians are sure that Christians and Muslims will move together to a bright future, and extremism wherever it might come from, will be fought relentlessly. Ethiopia has no problem with Muslim/Arab countries provided that they respect the sovereignty of the Ethiopian state and do not try to undermine the peaceful coexistence of Christians and Muslims.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Horizon,

            With due respect, the cause of Eritrean revolution wasn’t to islamize Eritrea or Ethiopia. Please accept with grace that it was for independence and self-rule. If Ethiopia is helped by the christian countries by the way, does it mean to influence the country to be governed by the christians only? If you have that frame of mind it won’t be helpful even for the Ethiopian people which is multi-religious country. Think about it. In order to make political argument against Eritrea, you are also making argument against your own make up.

            regards,
            Amanuel Hidrat

  • Tesfabirhan WR

    Dear Awatistas,

    Brother Amanuel H. Has given me an assignment to write my view on the current YG’s article after we exchanged a wasteful and unnecessary postings. Now, I can clearly send a message to haw Amanuel H. that he failed to understand the whole content. I tell you, the more I am inside YG’s word by word contemplation, the more I am hating even to put my single comment in response to YG. I didn’t even imagined YG is such a liar. I tried several times to connect his writings in terms of philosophical way but now I am not able to follow the same way. YG is good in empty headed and innocent people not only Eritreans but to humanity. I am really shaking my hands to finish even this single paragraph while i found a crystal clear “Lies” YG is a cheater even for me to consider him as an academic scholar. He is simple a man who is working day and night to destroy the Eritrean Identity.

    How Amanuel H, please consider your statements about YG’s current article as you are purely stating that YG has glorified Dejen’s heroism. I assure you and I will do it as my promise Dejen is the one who came to YG’s slaughter house in search of loopwholes. Anyhow, dear beloved all including brother and my mentor Amanuel, I share with you this piece that I googled. I was reading references on what he is meant behind while he gave a subtitle written as, “Sisyphean Striving in a Kafkeasque world.” There are two very important words coined in one title. “The Sisyphean” and “Kafkeasque.” As I said I am now in word by word contemplation and hence many are revealing in more detailed one for every word he put in his article. After googling on the first word, I found a number of references but one has striken my deeper consciouness to find what YG is really writing. He is writing a Myth, I am calling it today by my power, “The Myth of YG” which is equivalent to “The Myth of Sisyphus”

    Here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Myth_of_Sisyphus,

    Aytestewahdwo ksab zimilesekum.

    hawkum
    tes

    • Mahmud Saleh

      Dear tes; I totally agree. He is on a mission. His problem is arrogance and the lack of inhibition. Once he embarked on the journey and found out that there were adulating followers, most of them from acros mereb, the high should continue, it’s an addiction; slowing down at this stage comes with high cost of severe withdrawal effect.

  • Hope

    The quote of the Centuary:From Page 254 of “yederasiw mastawehsa” by Mr Tesfaye Ghebre’Ab

    Even though the battle plan was not going according to script and not achieving its goals in any of the three fronts that were opened around the same time, another front was to open within a short period of time. Some of the leaders started thinking if we capture Assab through the Burre Front, we can score a huge moral and psychological victory. The main reasoning that led to this idea of capturing Assab was that it would be a surprise attack and that the enemy would be unprepared because it wasn’t expecting an attack on that front. Since we have already had discussions with the Djibouti Government, we can bring our forces through Djibouti and launch our attack from there and create very ideal circumstances for the battle plan. However, there were many questions that popped up during this initiative’s briefings. For instance, the 36th Division Commander Colonel Mohammed Isha, the 39th Division Commander Colonel Wondesen Teka and the 14th Division Commander Colonel Wedi Abate raised the following question: “The only thing we have done so far is have Shaebia go into a strategic withdrawal but have not accomplished any of our goals. We have no concrete achievements to speak of. And we have paid a huge price for this and suffered tremendous losses. As a result of the losses we suffered, our troop’s morale is very low. Burre’s climate and landscape are very difficult. We do not have enough logistics or preparations. We can not count on luck because we can just as easily have bad luck and get wiped out. So far, everything we have been told about the enemy has been wrong.” The question raised by the colonels led to some heated discussions. In the end, even though no convincing argument was put forth in favor of proceeding with the battle plan, we were told that it was an irreversible decision made by the government to capture Assab so we had to proceed. The Assab Campaign was carried out and fought for five consecutive weeks. The results turned out to be even worse than we had imagined and worse than any of the setbacks we previously experienced in the other fronts. Our forces experienced the worst and greatest defeats at the Burre Front. Shaebia’s method of leading its enemy to places where it can liquidate them was used extensively again in the Burre Front and forced us to suffer tremendous losses and abandon our plan of capturing Assab.

    Read more: http://www.madote.com/2014/07/how-ethiopian-general-tsadkan-cried.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+madote%2FoFqt+%28Eritrea%29#ixzz3842wNE1C
    ——-and another attempt is being cooked up again after fulfilling all the preconditions as we speak—?
    Did I hear it right?
    Well,let history speak and testify and we will see…..but HOPE,the LORD of the lords will intervene OFFICIALLY this time.And let it be the way God wants it to be.

    • Rahwa T

      “sew Tira bilut… tefaye Gebre-ab?”,
      This is a story from the famous womanizer, vulgar, rude, lair Tesfaye Gebre-ab wirrten at the time of his climax after chewing Chat. Every body knows who Tesfaye was and is. But the likes of you would keep quoting him as it is the only way you could compensate your defeated ego. belu nenba’ElkHum teneaadu.

  • Mahmud Saleh

    KOKABAY Abi seb;
    I understand your frustration; read my comments as they are; understand me as an independent person. That’s how I want to see you not by your political background. I don’t see any offensive remarks to ELF tegadalai; yes’ I am critical of YG, but why would that make you offended? And welcome to the “eneman neberu club”

    • Kokhob Selam

      Thank you brother. thank you. all what I said was after reading all your comments.I notice you want to have balanced stand. yet, I was waiting for the chance to say it this way. for me balancing is not to accept the wrong equal to the right. it is normal to see ELF type of leaders in such type of society but it is a bit strange to see leaders like EPLF who work uncultured way. any Tegadaly who is armed with ethics can’t be under them unless he is not aware of the secrets and crimes hidden. it is impossible for me to be Tegadaly of one front that kills people in Kesela and else where by different methods including let them drink coffee mixed poison. I hate EPLF leadership. but for your information I am the first to defend to those in prison not because they were nice to me but because they are victims as I am before them and I know the pain even worst to them add the regret of their own past history.

  • Kokhob Selam

    All my respect to Awate Team. I notice since I join to post they care about our feelings. when I go out of line and lost in emotion they just ignore my post. Really they are like parents and they deserve all my respect. thank you.

  • Hope

    Breaking News:
    Ethiopian military meets with selected political and military leaders of the Eritrean opposition (adoulis).
    The case of Andargachew Tsighe(a Double Agent??),a case/another excuse for another Invasion of Eritrea/Regime Change??
    A TPLF Official was allegedly heard saying the “time is now to harvest”.
    Congra Pappi et al!!!

    • Kokhob Selam

      Hope, as far as they don’t go beyond our national freedom, let them even join with Devil at this moment Lol. Why it is wrong to destroy PFDJ if EPLF was doing it long back even when national question was not answered. now we need PFDJ to go but while the nation is there.

      • Hope

        KS,
        The dilemma/challenge has been as to how to bring the Real Change we need and we deserve.
        R U telling me the same none sense that it should be through the help of Gen Mesfin,RSADO,Kunama Liberation Front,etc—-and through the Wahabi/ Saudi sponsored Islamic extremists-AKA-Al Islah Al Islamia?
        It looks like the ISIS is ready too.
        But how do you know that those you are advocating are going to keep the Nation intact,which has been kept “Intact ” thus far by the same PFDJ you are “fighting to weed out”?
        We have to be cautious of/about the “Unkown and the Uncertain” things as well.
        I guess you have joinged YG,Pappi,T Kifle–Ermias,thomas,Hayatina,etc—
        “Enie kemotkugn serdo aibkel” diyu negheru?
        Opps,I guess it is in Tigrnya as well—”Dihri motey saari aibkol” diyu zibehal?–Sorry that Tigrgna is my 4th language–after Bilin,Tigrayit,Amharic(Janhoy and the Dergue forced me to learn Amharic before I heard a single Tigrigna word.
        Don’t we know the open secret Agenda of the TPLF–being publically relayed by YG,T Kifle el al here in this very Forum of our own?

        • Kokhob Selam

          trust yourself and don’t be afraid others will control you. it is how you do it. if you want change you should cooperate with those who want it. and if they are outsiders it is because PFDJ disturbing their development that they take side with change. it is win-win that I am looking. my friend if those guys in Ethiopia will start coming the corrupted group will not be there but Ethiopians know well we will not agree on that type of action so they are telling you to take action.

    • haileTG

      Hmmm…Hope, it is actually congrats to you and possibly more congrats generating occasions would be coming your way. The regime that you are indecisive about and support in the most part has created a nation without youth, a moral rock bottom and a legal limbo under sanctions that has rendered your action to self defense tantamount to international violation under chapter VII. Congrats Hope, you have finally got where you work hard to get to, the loss of Eritrean independence and sovereignty. But trust me, there won’t be any joy for you in the end, Eritrea will soon have no place for flip flops and gossip traders. The majority is waking up to what is at stakes and would blast torpedo your stacks of rumor-mill hay in to smithereens soon :-)

      • Hope

        I beg your pardon,SIR!
        Weyo Neti Natensi Ni enda’amten!I thought you have been the messenger of the Smerr propaganda presided by Aboy Sibhat and Ato Bereket Simon.
        Aren’t you the “enforcer” of the deadly sanction you are crying about to put Eritrea into this position?
        Kab behaliu’s(ghebari’u’s) deghami’u’ !
        I will be the same Hope with the same STAND now and post-PFDJ.
        Eritrea for Eritreans by Eritreans;Eritrean Solutions for Eritrean problems.

  • Hope

    Rahwit,
    FYI,the ONLY reason he becomes a real fighter at times is when you,T kifle and YG try to tell him to his face that his sacrifice and that of his dead -for- a -cause martyrs and live colleagues in Arms,is/are useless,in vain,etc—-when you all know,as SJG, said it before in two words,that the situation we are in now is only and only,due to one or few people.
    That is why I like/love him ,in fact,for being a charming,wedi metahit-like persona,as Mahmoud Saleh,but furious as an angry Tigress,as needed,when you hurt him,when you SHOULD NOT.
    Mahmouday Wed Ad,
    Do NOT be surprised when T Kifle tells you this or that because he has an agenda.As to YG,he has more serious agenda but a right to express himself though I do NOT believe he has the right to hurt people’s emotions deliberately with his fallacious logic.Let him live in his dreams—it is too late to buy the hearts of the Eritreans.
    Ignore the biters of their Moms’ breasts.
    Yes,Eritrea will prevail as she has done before,no matter what and against all ODDs!
    Eritrea for Eritreans by Eritreans;Eritrean Solutions for Eritrean problems!!
    Kidibessu eyum etom zihalefu bitsotka;kitikehas ewin ekha wed emiye we huye!
    Rest assured!

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