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Eritrea Detains A Djiboutian Officer And Embarrasses Qatar

Last week Eritrean forces detained Master Corporal Ahmed Abdullah Kamil , a Djiboutian officer who was accompanying Qatari officers to the Eritrean side of the demilitarized zone between the two countries.

Qatar has been unsuccessfully mediating between Eritrea and Djibouti since 2010, following the border clashes between the two countries two years earlier.

Under the auspices of Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the former Amir of Qatar, the two countries had reached an agreement based on which a Qatari military contingent arrived to monitor a buffer zone between Eritrea and Djibouti.

Qatari officers usually move between the camps of the two armies for meetings and consultation, but last Wednesday, the Eritrean forces detained the Djiboutian companion of the Qatari officers in the Rahaita region. The Qatari officers were forced to return to camp leaving behind their Djiboutian companion.

This has created tension in the border area which is now totally closed hampering the movement of the residents of the region, Djiboutian and Eritrean Afaris who straddle the border of the two countries.

A senior Qatari military delegation headed by Colonel Nasser Abdella had arrived in Djibouti and discussed the situation with General Zekaria Sheikh Ahmed, the chief of staff of the Djiboutian armed forces.

An expert on the region told Gedab News, “The detention of the Djiboutian officer and the disrespect of the Qatari officers is Isaias Afwerki’s way of telling all concerned that he has issued the death certificate for the Qatari mediation.”

Until last year, Qatar was one of Isaias Afwerki’s main diplomatic and financial backers. It has stopped its support due to serious differences with Eritrea over regional issues, particularly Isaias’ support of General Abdelfattah Al Sisi of Egypt whose government Qatar considers illegitimate.

Gedab News sources indicated that, “Isaias will visit Egypt soon, and he will meet General Al Sisi.”

An observer stated Isaias Afwerki has given up on Qatar and, “he is maneuvering to end the mediating role of Qataris and transfer the border case to the UN hoping that will give him leverage to ameliorate his diplomatic isolation.”  If that is the case, it would be an ironic development since it is Isaias Afwerki’s refusal to have the UN have a hand in the Djibouti-Eritrea mediation that partly led to the sanctions it imposed on Eritrea in 2009.

Sultan Abdulkadir Mohammed, the chief of Rahaita, has met Eritrean and Djiboutian officials to discuss the fate of the detained lieutenant but it is not known if that is his personal initiative.

Eritrea has yet to acknowledge the 19 Djiboutian prisoners it captured during the war six-years ago.

Related Reading:

Eritrea Djibouti Mediation Agreement (Oct. 4, 2010)
Eritrean Strongman Asks Qatar To Mediate Dispute With Ethiopia (Dec. 13, 2012)
Djibouti and Isaias Afwerki’s Secret Visit To Qatar (april 1, 2013)
Isaias Resumes Pilgrimage To Qatar (March 2, 2014)

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  • Fenomeno

    http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/press-release.page?pr_id=pressrelease_131814_asmara_launch&CID=SMALL0678502232000000001105

    This press release seems surprising, reading the above news.

    Off course Qatar Airways has been rumoured to fly to Eritrea for a while and not every incident would directly stop that.

    Still it is a concidence I guess.

  • Abraham Hanibal

    But one would expect that once they are in Dubai, then they should have lots of airlines to choose from?

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  • Abraham Hanibal

    Breaking the good ties with Qatar would leave the Isayas regime in financial catastrophe as Qatar was the most important economic supporter of the regime. And siding with Egypt would, at the same time worsen the situation with Ethiopia, because of the Millenium Dam tension between the two countries. This erratic suicidal policies bear the hallmarks of the one mind led PFDJ-regime.
    But for the freedom and justice-hungry Eritrean people, these self-destructive current events are very much welcome, as they would facilitate the downfall of the tyranny of Isayas.

  • T. Kifle

    Haile TG,

    What’s all about the “fly Olympic” thing to begin with? Is Olympic around and in Eritrea at that?

    • Mahmud Saleh

      Arkey T.Kifle;

      Are you using multiple names or someone is downloading your thoughts?

      http://eastafro.com/Post/2014/08/11/ethiopia-eritrea-enough-must-now-mean-enough-walta/

      • T. Kifle

        Mahmuday Nebsi,

        No, I don’t use multiple names. For better or worse I stick to my self. And Again you got it wrong. I strongly oppose the message the dude tried to sell us. The last thing I want see is war. War has to come as a measure of a last resort and I don’t see(as ordinary citizen of course) any danger looming that calls declaration of war is brewing from Eritrea. Mahmuday, you need to understand that passing a judgement on someone because you disagree in some issues is not a wise show.

        • Mahmud Saleh

          T.Kifle Arkey
          It was a sort of kemeAlka. Just to get you ticked up. Sometimes we miss the hard blows, I hope Fanti is sleepin. Anyway, how do you gauge today’s performance of the club? Can you believe what I was reading from nitricc?

          • T. Kifle

            Mahmuday,

            you telling me nitric is a member of the “Selam club”? No, the club should be for those above 65 and the rest of us can be enablers. Nitric is a teenager and has to get done with his war games before indicted to any kind of peace initiative. Fanti Ghana is trying something the religious leaders of both countries failed to deliver in the last 15 years. All in all though it’s a good idea but we will have always angry people enough to spoil our prospect of peace and the club.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Brother TK,
            Don’t worry Nitricc is not a member yet, but we will try to
            recruit him as soon as we draft a criteria for membership. However, if you are
            tempted let me give you a head start. Our club’s objective is to defuse tension
            and anger while trying to bring the good side of us to the surface more often. As
            you well know, there are so many good intentioned visitors on this site that it
            would be a shame not to try. That is all. Think about it!

          • Mahmud Saleh

            T.Kifle Arkey
            Mieda klebna nkulu yxewr, our “daas” is spacious enough to accomodate all, of course, we will have to watch for the spoilers, but nitricc has already put grand ideas on the table. I think you need to give him a credit. SAAY is saying all was done while nitricc was under the influence, we will see tomorrow if that’s the case.

        • Hope

          Lol,
          That Dude was commenting on your own Chief Commander of the Armed Forces’ Official Threat based on the Ethiopian Government’s New Policy as the “No War,No Peace Policy” has expired,rather than coming up with a Peaceful Approach.
          Moreover,the same Mr.Teweldebrhan Kifle confidently and “Boastingly” told us via tigraionline that ther is NO need to talk to a dying regime,which implies otherwise the same message like the Dude you are “attacking”.
          Hence,Mahmouday’s assertion,though sarcastically,holds water based on what said before.

    • haileTG

      hey TK,

      I was hopping no one would bring that up:-) Lest the rock bottom moral of our pro-regime brethren would plummet even further. The answer to your question if there is Olympic in Eritrea is depends how you see it. Daily survival in Eritrea is as bad as the breakneck hassle of winning an Olympic. Every morning one has to do the ready, steady, go….to grab two (yes 2) pieces of bread. there is then what is called እግሪ ጉዕዞ where all able bodied men are made to circle the city aimlessly carrying AK-47 under the subterfuge of Equr hizbawi serawit. And a challenge of who outlast the most aimless, oppressive, fear-ridden life before one one decides to jump off to the sea. I am telling you this graphically because I have a side mission of encouraging my people that dying alone is no good. They need to admit it, what is there to hide any way, we are a spectacle to the world, unless one is HGDEF festival addict. Also to encourage them that there is nothing wrong in recognizing and applauding Ethiopia’s economic transformation (at least making its country good enough for many Eritreans including HGDEFITE like Araya to make a permanent home). So, yes there is an ongoing Olympic in Eritrea, not the one the rest of the world know anyway.

      As to the Fly Olympic, it is a small airliner (without ATOL protection – meaning if the airline goes bust you’re stranded and on your own). See link:

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2717584/UK-passengers-left-worthless-tickets-Swedish-airline-collapses-financial-difficulties-revealed-carrier-not-ATOL-protected.html

      It fly out of UK London Gatwick to Eritrea and Somalia via Stockholm. Obviously, with all shoddy deal of PFDJ like fake University, fake money, fake airlines (Nova, Olympic, NASAIR, tblex, adHanet and gebriella 🙂 which is boom and bust ventures designed to shore up attendance at the next festival and get them to dance like there is no tomorrow (there isn’t tomorrow for them really, most are old timers) while Eritreans around the world were mourning over 500 lost souls in just one month. These fake ventures boost their adrenaline so high, albeit for short time, they don’t even hold a minute’s silence.

      So, I kind of used your short and specific question to make the widest range of salvos. Well, we are economizing and tightening our belts with all the PFDJ balloon ventures pricked one after another. 🙂

      Regards

      • T. Kifle

        Haile TG,

        Thank you for answering my question with beautiful details. I hope time is nearing by that EAL would fly to and from Asmara connecting Eritrea to the rest of the world. You know, EAL makes 28 and 20 flights per week to china and India receptively. A daily flight to and from DC, Toronto and London, connected west Africa to Latin America through Rio De Janeiro. It practically connects Africa to the world including as far as the east Asian tigers(Seoul , Kuala Lumpur and the city state Singapore) It’s a member of the Start Alliance and one can fly in one or more of the 19000 flights, over 1360 destinations and to 192 countries in a day seamlessly. It also entered into code-share agreements with those airlines which are not members of star alliance so the prospect of continuity and flight connections is even bigger. It’s only bad luck that Eritreans are not able(or not willing) to make use of “their” airline (EAL) and have the pleasure of its warmest hospitality. Here I use the term “their” because many Africans in fact consider EAL is their brand carrier.

        Regards

        • haileTG

          Haha T Kifle,

          Excellent, we accept that:-) I also get the “Your” business model (as in YOUR Wal Mart 🙂 and the associated small print – if you fail to settle outstanding credit upon request, we may have to enforce collection:) So, I like the deal, and want to get to the payment schedule – do you guys take Nakfa??? Or air craft fuel, in exchange of dollar amount due?? Hey, my EAL, my currency…what’s wrong with that 🙂

          Technically, I can see the benefit to Eritrean travelers flying the shot haul (45 min) Asmara – Adis and reconnecting with EAL or wherever in Bole, one of Africa’s busy airports. For Eritrea to enter an aviation agreement with EAL, I guess we need to have a responsible government that can manage payments. Lufthansa is gone for good, they don’t want to hear the name let alone re-negotiate. They have left heap of useless Nakfa behind. There was attempts with UGANDA and the likes, no takers. The main Turkish flight is Codeshare with Air Egypt. And the other one trumpeted to start AUG 19 is wait and see how long it lasts. Extremely expensive and unpopular route (unless there are other hidden activities). So, that is why they came up with Olympic, Nouva, Nasredien (NASS)…and the likes and Eritrean is fast asleep (only used recently to take IA to Egypt for the swearing in). So, ናቕፋ ትወስድ ዲኻ፡ ዋላ እንታይ’ኻ:-)

          • Hope

            But I thought the Ethiopian Gov is doing its BEST to tighten the existing Sanctions and cooking up for new ones besides preparing for a “Decisive Military Assault”.

          • haileTG

            My friend hope, don’t hold your breath 😉

            Sis Papillon asked me about that too. I will be honest and direct here, you’ve got to see how IA is enabling the tightening of sanctions and the exposure of the country to external military attacks. እዚ እኮ ሰላማዊ ህዝቢ ክዋዳእ ብረት ዝዓደለ ኣረሜኔ ስርዓት እዩ እኮ!! Sanctions are simply precursors for an almost certain military action later on. The minute they judge that it has been sufficiently been weakened and can no longer mount effective defense, the regime will face a major military blows. Take that as sure as a day light. The question is what are you going to be doing? Be part of the ሓሰር ንፋይ dictator enablers that one doesn’t hear a word from after his removal, a separate clan based faction to engage in civil war or a farsighted citizen who would call for the quick overthrow of the regime so that we can have a chance to change facts in the ground before the victors decide it for us? You have a choice to be what you want but not in influencing how outsiders would think or do in their best interests. Come to it, the regime has done more to sanction Eritrea and edge it closer to civil war and mayhem than the Ethiopian government can ever be accused of.

            cheers

          • Hope

            Unfortunately,I have to agree on that with you .
            Eventhough I have no clue as to who to blame,that is where our weakness has been.
            Hope some miracle pops up before an invader takes over.
            But hope I have not misunderstood you are advocating for it as your Pappi er al are doing so.
            If that has been the intention of the sanction strategists,then you are agreeing with our concerns and grievance.
            Now,if we have known all the way that the intention has been as you put it in unequivocal terms,then you have understood our concerns and our stand since we knew that what you just confirmed was going to come.
            My serious concern with you and your camp is seriously renewed then coz you are telling me to my face that one way or another,it is done deal,there fore ” Hangofy ilka tekebelo” is the implication,the way I understood it.
            Then, my dilemma is that if we knew that ,this is going to be the case from the get to go,then why have we been making the situation worse for Eritrea,rather than helping Eritrea and condemning the enemy conspiracy?
            I am at loss.

    • Papillon

      Dear T. Kifle,

      I would think the next airlines that is going to shuttle Eritreans from Asmara to where ever is going to be Aeroflot (Russian) Airlines but of course the question is how long is the deal going to last. The strange thing is, Isaias loves complicating things when it would have been much easier to sign up a contract with EAL instead. Am I hoping for a rooster to lay eggs?

      Haft’kha.

  • Papillon

    Dear Haile TG,

    Can you please shed some light on the recent interview of PMHD where he is supposedly said that his government is working on a new strategy to remove Isaias should he tries to destabilize Ethiopia via proxy elements. Much obliged.

    Haft’kha.

  • Rodab

    Selam Hailat,

    The state media energetically announced the commencement of Fly Olympics less than two months ago. TV footage includes interviews with the then travelers (the now stranded). The video can be found at eastafro.com or youtube. But of course the abrupt discontinuation won’t be announced. That is not important. What’s important is Fly Olympics started service and it made travelling easier, faster, cheaper and convenient. That part can’t be skipped and has to be announced to the public because it makes the regime look good. And if for whatever reason the service stopped? Well it won’t be necessary to announce such ‘nonsense’ things that may sound in tune with the songs of ‘external enemies’. If they want, people can find out on their own. kekem shiTarakha.

    That is the way the state media handled previous airline and other projects such as the investment gathering not too long ago (whatever happened to that one, btw?).
    You open doors with big fanfare, you close them quietly. No announcements, no ‘by the way…’ End of transaction! Next on line please!

    • saay7

      Rodab/Haile The Gr8 and all:

      Earlier this year, we wrote this:

      “If there is one entity that symbolizes Eritrea, it must be Eritrean Airlines. It is its metaphor for something that one has much expectation for but one that repeatedly, continuously and predictably fails because it never learns from its failures.”

      http://awate.com/eritrean-airlines-an-eritrean-story/

      The next Queen Bee, King Drone, Whatever Ailines will be announced with similar fanfare and then disappear quietly. Why? A reporter for the Los Angeles Times, praising Ethiopian Airlines wrote this:

      “The key to the aircraft’s success was that, despite being a government-owned company, it hewed to capitalist standards of profit and loss. That was true during the regime of Marxist dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, which ended in 1991, and during his rebel successor, Meles Zenawi, who died in 2012. These governments plainly understood that a smoothly-functioning international airline was a magnet for desperately needed foreign exchange. That seems obvious, but it was a rule flagrantly violated by many other foreign regimes….”

      “Capitalists standards of profit and loss” can never happen in Eritrea because of the economic policy in Eritrea. It is called “Hasadonomics”

      saay

      • Rodab

        Hi Sal,
        The fall of Fly Olympics couldn’t have come in one day all of the sudden. What’s your theory as to why it was not properly vetted before allowed into Eritrea?
        Could it be, on the regime’s part, ‘well let them serve the busy season (summer) and who cares as to what happens after that’, or is it Eritrea is not an attractive market and anyone interested/willing should be allowed in, or is it that Eritrea doesn’t have qualified personnel to undertake such task?

        • haileTG

          Selamat Rodab and saay,

          As Rodab has put it rather well, ERiTV has a specific brief in its tasks to accomplish, and reporting with integrity is way too out of its scope of duty. Remember the station is brutally steeped in service of the mendacious dictator. This is a national news anchor that ignores the reporting of the death of 17 youngsters and camouflage the death of 366 nationals as African migrants. It is really IATV rather than ERiTV, but we are fighting to win the minds of our people from the crumbs of a parasitic oppressor.

          On the situation of the airline business, Ethiopia has indeed did well and Eritrea had tremendous potential too. Eritrea use to be a nation of overzealous patriots who could have bridged many gaps. IA has personally and highhandedly at a policy level, brought down our country to be lagging behind Somalia in terms of overall potential and airlines infrastructure. Truth be told however, it is a collective shame our nation’s population.

          In terms of the detailed specs of bringing about a functional flag carrier airline to Eritrea at this time, it is next to impossible (for practical considerations and so long as the hassad enemy is at the helm). On practical aspect, a major venture as an airline business is highly sensitive and volatile in response to minor erratic glitch in the overall economy. There are knock on effects, interrelated factors and business, travel and security, Forex and energy…. conductivity that have a direct implication in the running of this type of venture. Everything in Eritrea is arrested and the whole world knows that, regardless of the regime propaganda brain-washed think. Eritrea is a no go as things stand and an airline business is in deed a dream long way off now.

          Eritrea has virtually no interaction with the outside world. A group of criminals led by IA are currently digging minerals and that is that. It is laughable that the pro regime talk about Ethiopia not using Eritrean ports! Forget Ethiopia, Eritreans can’t use Eritrean ports!!! It has been blockaded and only Dahlak cargo (2% cleared) merchandise can be let in at a limit. Simply disgusting. Sadly, we as Eritreans did not show the basic understanding of what a nation is for 🙁 OK now, why were we fighting for 30 for again? 🙂

          cheers

        • saay7

          Selamat Rodab:

          Actually you gave part of the answer (the ShiTara Code), Haile The Great gave the kind of answer that earned him his heavyweight title (facts, facts and more facts) and Cousin Peace supplied the rest (Dafla interview about the Isaias-Hagos micromanaging and the impact of the sanctions.)

          All of this takes us to the Serray Principle. Paraphrased, the Serray Principle says that the Isaias regime has the reverse Midas touch: whatever they touch turns to dust. If the choices are A or B, they always choose W for Wrong.

          Here’s a related story. Remember the Djibouti-Eritrea border altercation of 2008? All it needed was Isaias’s willingness to admit he had an issue. He didn’t even have to admit Eritrea has a border issue with Djibouti; all he had to do is admit that Djibouti has an issue (regardless of its merit.) He stubbornly says no. He gets Eritrea sanctioned in 2009. Then he could have chosen public mediation from a UN power house, say France or an AU powerhouse, say South Africa. He choose secret mediation from Qatar in 2010. Presumably, this is so that the issue won’t drag but be diffused quickly. It drags on for four years and now, as Gedab News is reporting, he is insulting Qataris and still refusing to admit he has Djibouti POWs despite the fact that several escaped and were interviewed (name, rank) by the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group.

          Saay

          • Hope

            Saay,
            OK,all what you said is correct.
            But are you,with all due respect,sir,denying the “Eye Witness Account” report by the Inner City Journalist and its implications ,who exposed the whole fake story or I misunderstood the story?
            It is available on line for you to prove it.
            There might have been a political reason behind “denying” about the incident.as you speculated by saying:”Presumably, this is so that the issue won’t drag but be diffused quickly”,which I believe makes sense,if at all that was the intention of the GoE.
            On a side note but similar incident,you perfectly and accurately reported ,which haile posted the link recently,the chronology of the factual incidents that led to Baduma War,which could have been prevented had the Cabinet /National Assembly was involved from the beginning,as Vets Haile Drue and Mahmoud Saleh accurately clarified things recently.
            My point here is,don’t act like YG acted,after the facts happened,as Prof tes said it eloquently
            Yes,we know that the GoE has made tons of deadly mistakes but I would expect some ballanced view and take into consideration the factors that led the GoE to have made those kind of “mistakes”.

          • saay7

            Selamat Cousin Hope:

            Are we still discussing the Eritrean Airline fiasco or the Qatar mediation on Djibouti?

            One can make a mistake once, or twice. But the Eritrean Airline fiasco is a series: I would say 4 or 5 or 6. You brought up assenna’s interview with Kubrom Dafla. Having heard that, do you think what Isaias and Co have done is a mistake of inexperience or something more troubling?

            The border demarcation issue with Djibouti, same argument. One can say the war with Yemen over Hanish was a mistake of an inexperienced government. Then we had Badme. Then Djibouti. Is that a simple mistake?

            saay

          • Semere Andom

            Hi Sal:
            leave hope alone, he is balancing:-)
            welcome back Hope, tell cousin Sal that zserih ygage 🙂

          • saay7

            Wad Andom:

            Funny! Fine, I was going to give you the name of a guy who hosted an escaped EPLF yeka’alo who dodged ______ to reach Sudan. For your report to be “fair and balanced” as dukan murdoch says. But that would be a boring report so I say you go with what you got and wait for Sarukh Mahmuday:)

            saay

          • Hope

            Ok! Great!
            I was pushing you,deliberately, to go back to the genesis of all the PFDJ/In-experienced GoE waged war on all the Fronts you mentioned.
            Please,refresh us in few lines about the genesis of the Wars and as to why only the in-experienced GoE has been targeted,when the facts otherwise speak for themselves.
            I already admitted to you my agreement with you,as usually,without exaggeration,you are at it and mostly Truthful despite being a serious Politician.
            While I stand corrected,to my best knowledge:
            1)The Yemeni Gov invaded the Hanish kebir Islands,while knowing fully,that those Islands were under the Ethiopian Gov(Well Documented Via Video while Col Menghistu Hailemariam was visiting the Islands and that the Yemenis have never administered them or never set a foot on them)
            2)That you yourself carefully and accurately documented and testified on the genesis of the Ethio-Eritrea war,which was grosss and evident
            3)the Sudanese Islamist Gov openly declared war on Eritrea with the help of Osama bin Ladin
            Now,things in the world are NOT perfect,specially when it comes to Politics.
            Please enlighten me as to why what the USA and the Ethiopian Govs have been doing is “sacred” policy but when it comes to what the GoE has been doing was a mistake,eventhough,strictly speaking,was “CORRECT” but un-diplomatic/”Anjal” sighumti”.,to borrow few words from the dictionary of this Forum.

          • saay7

            Cousin Hope:

            Let me see if you can see my point, using a different comparison.

            The Iraq-Iran War lasted 8 years. It is generally accepted that the war started when Iraq invaded Iran in 1980 calculating that the new Iranian regime was too weak to defend itself. Although the West took, formally, a “neutral” position, it emerged later than it was secretly helping Iraq. The Iranian ruler, Ayatollah Khomeini made frequent and fiery declarations that there would never be a ceasefire until there was total victory. Then he made the famous ” taking poison” speech: that he was making a painful decision to reverse himself and accept a ceasefire “to advance the interests of the Islamic republic.”

            http://www.nytimes.com/1988/07/21/us/khomeini-accepts-poison-of-ending-the-war-with-iraq-un-sending-mission.html

            Sometimes it doesn’t matter at all who is right, who is wrong, whose ego will be hurt, what precedent is being set. It only matters that a leader takes a decision that s/he thinks is in the best interest of the country.

            saay

          • Hope

            Your Excellency(without ” “),Mr Saleh A.A Younis,
            I already told you that I am in agreement with you and that we exhausted the mistakes of PIA et al.
            But you have to follow,or at least consider the Law of Relativity.
            I just cannot swallow the premise and arguement saying that “All the mess we are in are due to the mistakes of PIA”,while knowing fully that we have been the victims of the West,israel and their Successive Puppet Govs of Ethiopia for the last 60yrs.
            Case closed as I expressed my opinion and concern,at least in my capacity,but unfortunately,I have NOT gotten a satisfactory answer other than threats,insults,arrogance,intimidation,etc—.

  • Papillon

    Dear Haile TG,

    I am surprised the ንሕና ንሱ ንሱ ንሕና lot didn’t boycott Ethiopian Airlines or is it because they are a bunch of ለኽባጣት and ኣቓጠርቲ whose sole motto is ዝበረቐ ጻሓይና ዝነገሰ ንጉስና? Pathetic losers.

    Haft’kha.

    • Kokhob Selam
      • Papillon

        Dearest Kokhob Selam,

        One of the selling points during the struggle for independence was, the King or Dergue was shipping out all the perks from the Italian colonialism to Ethiopia where the rational was, once ShaEbia brings independence on a silver platter, Eritrea not only will have all her belongings back but it will outshine a backward Ethiopia. As it turned out, Isaias is determined to return Eritrea to the stone ages. The interesting thing is however, Isaias is not only trying to return Eritrea to the stone ages but he is as well returning the mentality of his subjects to backwardness where it was deemed the right place of Ethiopians instead. His subjects will hop on an Ethiopian (read: Weyane) plane and they will do that with no qualms what so ever as if they hadn’t been trashing the Weyanes during their stay in Isaias’ personal fiefdom. I personally have gotten over Isaias but what I can’t possibly stand is these zombies who are certified ለኽባጣት of the highest order.

        Haft’kha.

      • Hope

        Dear Kokhob Selam,
        I know you are going to tell me that all these are due to the PFDJ mess.
        But can you use your “peaceful/peace-maker and rational” mind” to read the other side of the coin?
        Again,in my opinion,if I correctly understood the comments thrown out here,this is irrational arguement to “make fun” of the strangulation of the Eritrean Passengers.

        • Kokhob Selam

          that all is nonsense. I don’t know how to describe it,what the hell are they doing over there if they can’t manage to administrate the nation. PFDJ is good for nothing. “AYFITOM AYFITFTOM” I don’t know how this group emerged. strange !!! I know since ever EPLF is useless but I never thought we will end up to this stage.

          • Hope

            Lol!
            EPLF is useless?Why and how come then it made you and your ELF to “melt like salt” in few weeks?
            If the E.P.L.F is useless,how come then it decimated the most powerful Black Army in Africa?
            If you are talking about few PFDJ/EPRP/Secret Party members,who hijacked every thing,then we can talk.Beyond that,I think you are out of your mind to label the EPLF as “Useless”.
            I thought Prof Tes clarified to you about the YG and his School of Thought.

          • Kokhob Selam

            YG and me have different telescopes my friend but you and me have different too. I believe EPLF’s present had cause the delay of national freedom and I believe the front leadership don’t represent the fighters. I believe EPLF leadership has caused damage to our culture. EPLF leadership is full of blood not different than Derg.

            I wish I am mistaken but what I said 30 +years is correct and here is the result. now I will predict again and keep it as a record. EPLF at least was forced to handle the mas, them mas who didn’t create a real representative. the present PFDJ will kill our national freedom completely if we will not destroy it. the reason is simple, the group is not for freedom and never have been that is the reason they remove kill and arrest that innocent who thought EPLF was for real freedom. watch it, do you thing Eritrea will exist in the future under PFDJ? if the mass will not work fast and remove PFDJ you will see what will happen.

    • Hope

      Lol—-
      On the same token,one would argue that as to why the Ethiopian Airlines/Ethiopian Gov by default, did NOT “Boycot” the Eritrean Passengers.But the answer is the same for both parties,i.e,:
      -That the Ethiopian Airlines wanted some profit
      -That the Stranded Eritrean Passengers wanted to reach their destination on time.
      But,in my opinion,there was need of name calling,which you seem to be the Champion of it and with a Unique Green Line by the Moderators to do so.
      Be ” lekhbatat” or “Akaterti”;or “Zibereke tsehayom and Zinegese nigusom”, these are Eritrean Passengers,who are the victims of the System you are “fighting” against and the Systems you are advocating to sanction them NOT to enjoy their God-given right to travel and visit their loved families.
      May God enlighten you

      • Hope

        Read as :” There was NO need of name-calling”.

      • Rodab

        Hi Hope,
        Hmmm… You certainly made excellent points to which my Pappii will come back with excellent response.

        • Hope

          Thanks Wedi Asmera Tsaida,Eng. Rodab,
          But I would expect your help though???

          • Rodab

            Haha Hope. You are perfectly capable of defending yourself. If you don’t know you are a good commenter [which you are], then you and your pencil need to look at the mirror 🙂
            Besides, don’t you know Pappii and I are on the same page on the majority of the issues?

          • Hope

            Ok Enj,
            Agreed but I am afraid of misunderstanding each other but—all “guns” and miscommunications” are grounded for GOOD!
            I would like the debate to be more constructive,solution oriented,situation , problem and evidence based , up-to-date and non-abusive(strong word but it happens)but way better from the Pro-PFDJ websites—
            -Why are we personifying debates and indulging into personal stuff in this Public forum,which makes people to run away rather than making them feel welcomed so as to learn and to teach?–
            -Why are we trying to live in the Past?
            -What is the benefit of the ” Them Vs Us” arrogance?
            -Why can’t we respect each other as Citizens,Good Neighbours;and Sovereign Nations and people?
            -Why are we name-calling and tarnishing respected Intellectuals,Vets,Professors,and Historians,Heros and Heroines(Alive and the dead ones)?
            -Why can’t we focus on National and Regional Reconciliation and Economic Integration?
            -Why can’t we debate on current ,hot and relevant past-due issues?
            -etc–
            -Rather than randomly picking up topics or besides doing so, why can’t we select relevant topics in an organized manner?
            Even though articles and topics might be redundant,it is worth to focus more on issues like:
            -How to bring change in Eritrea(yes,I know that it has been exhausted) but it is worth to bring it up in an organized manner.I remember I asked SAAY to continue doing that–taking reports like that of ICG and expand them in our own way and debate them in unbiased and honest way,comapring and contrasting the pros and cons of each possibilities
            -Specific Topics on National and Regional Reconciliation and Economic Integration–focusing on the Horn of Africa …by honestly digging into the root causes of our regional problems and looking for solutions
            -Topics on as to how to bring together/reconcile/coordinate the Opposition Media outlets,Activists,Parties,Civic Orgs,etc –for ONE and only ONE Goal by narrowing our differences and limiting /putting aside our ambitions and Egos…
            This is my opinion.
            I know that AT has posting guidelines but it would NOT hurt if SAAY reminds us about few tips as to how to respond,comment; to avoid emotional over-reaction and tit-for-tat responses….
            I believe the AT,Aman Hidrat included,throw some tips at times as to how to react and respond—
            other than that, I think all people here will agree that this website ,relativley speaking,has been way better and doing much better compared to——-
            It is my belief that the AT can do a better job in expanding it to better than a “World Class Website” if they have the support they need.
            -The Jebenna section is hillarious—but Mahmouday needs more help on Tigrayit section
            -Add Health Related Section
            -Add Music Selection area–Sudanese and Ethiopian ones included
            -Add Eritrtean History (unbiased) section
            -Limited Topics on Democracy/Economics/Up-to-date World Affairs
            –ect—
            I said it before,every field and profession under the SUN are expressed in this website by respective Professionals—and why can’t we use them effectively?
            Ezi wedahankum.
            Give Peace a piece of Chance and will do miracles over night!

        • Kim Hanna

          Selam Rodap,
          .
          Sorry for barging in. Do you have any ear in Asmara that you can whisper a solution for this current problem?
          I am sure the Eth. Airlines will be amenable to naming one of their planes “Asmara” and provide the service.
          .
          The executives of the Eth. Airlines, when they see the potential $ amount that is flying away from their grasp, they see nothing but green ($), you know. Their focus will force them to go to the cabinet with graphs and pie charts to convince their superiors to find a way.
          .
          …. You got to keep trying.
          K.H

          • Rodab

            Hello Kim,
            Funny. No, I have no ear to whisper to…my influence is less* than whatever influence you have on your government. With inviting Ethiopian AL a non-starter, I think the officials will scramble to speed up the arrival of the Turkish AL, and they will try to renegotiate with Lufthansa. That’s my best guess.
            * – I say less because at least in Addis they might let you talk/advise.

      • Papillon

        Hope,

        You sure definitely consider stand-up comedy. I can clearly see you shining in it. I ain’t kidding you. If these people are victims of the system, why are they on a vacation in Isaias’ private fiefdom? Are you listening to yourself? Certainly, Ethiopian Airlines doesn’t get richer or poorer by selling tickets or not to people who bend backwards to a man who is again determined to send Eritrea back to the stone-ages. These are the very people who categorically deny the dire situation in Eritrea after they come back to their respective adopted countries. These are the very people who go on a frenzy of ኩዳ ዓረዛ before the TV-news finishes announcing the death of young Eritreans on their way to Sawa due to bus accident. It would be curious to see if Asmara-Rose is stranded as well and begging Ethiopian Airlines to fly her out from Dubai where her picture-perfect with King Haile-Sellasie is a story foretold as she wouldn’t have any compaction to fly EA in a selfie-moment as well.

        • Hope

          Thanks Pappi for your input.
          I partially agree with your arguement.Here are my points:
          -Do NOT generalize things and label every one who goes to Eritrea as this or that ;or for that or this.
          -If I am desperate to visit my families,let alone the Ethiopian Airlines the Eritreans BUT Eritreans contributed tremenously—in all aspects without going into details–to avoid Abi’s and Eyobay’s over-reaction,I would take the Devil’s Airline-as simple as that and NO need of politicizing it,period!Business is Business.
          Those “lekhbatat and “Akaterti” have their right to do whatever they want.
          Accidents are part of our daily life,unfortunately.
          Americans are dying for nothing every day all over the world and I do NOT believe they stop drinking,drugging,and dancing,etc right and left.Moreover,they will support for more guns knowing that the guns will kill more kids and students.hence,please, be so kind to stop generalizing,and politicizing things when it comes to Eritrea and Eritreans.
          If you have the courage and decency,and you are able to call a spade,a spade,tell me why Eritrea is being sanctioned to have her own “Oldest” Newest ” Airlines to be developed.
          Again, deal directly with Asmera Rose.- eventhough it is an irrelevant topic.
          And here is my problem:
          People are not honestly debating here.
          Take my word,it is a matter of time that the Oldest Newest Eritrean Airlines will flourish like never seen before,as there is every potential and capability to be so/to do it so.

          • Papillon

            Hope,

            Ok you got a point there. Some of them might be in Asmara to visit family and maybe sickly love-ones. Moreover, one can give them the benefit of the doubt where their silence while they are on a visit is best option lest they find themselves in dungeons. The character flaw is when they come back here. They come out in droves to bend for the tyrant where the least they could do is stay put without showing any support at all. Did you see the recent hoopla in DC and in Toronto where mothers seem to be in an ornament contest when the background is in fact not less than a horror story. Where is their God given conscience? Why are they acting as if everything is sunshine? Young people are dying. Young people are desperate. Young people are inflicted with hopelessness.

            You can dream about a flourishing Eritrean airlines all you want. But if you’re to step on a reality check, it is the crude and cruel fact that as long as Isaias is in power, you will be a victim of your illusion and delusion. The solution is deceptively simple: If a cancer is eating you up, you don’t handle it; you don’t contain it; you don’t appease it; you don’t blame it on the person in you life, what you do is, you root the cancer out in its entirety.

            ኣቦታትካ ኣያታትካ ሰብ ማዓንጣ እዮም ኔሮም ከምኦም ሰብኣይ ኩን ማዓንጣኻ ሽጥ ኣብል ነቲ ሓቂ ብትብዓት ተቐበሎ ሽዑዑ ብዛዕባ አሪትራ ዘለካ ሕህልሚ ክጋሃድ እዩ

          • Hope

            Pappi,
            I have no clue about a lot of people and their background,which is irrelevant to me.
            Here are few FACTs:
            -No body should attempt to fool us by pretending to be more Catholics than the Pope,when in fact,they are not even close to being Catholics.
            -The majority of or almost all Eritreans know what is the BEST for them
            -Not only as you said but ,our fathers,brothers and sisters are more than what you claimed them to be and as their son and brother,NOT only I will follow suit and their example, I have been there and done that and will be there and will do that.
            -As to the Eritrean reality,problems and solutions,I do NOT believe any body else but Eritreans will be responsible for them.
            BTW,why are you afraid or hesitant to comment on the daily threats,the sanctions,etc—of the TPLF Gov,which is aggravating the misery of our people and intefering in our internal affairs,which is prolonging our struggle against the same regime you are trying to get rid off?
            By default though,silence implies accepting fully those threats.BTW,I forgot that you clarified your stand at one point that Ethiopia should remove PIA by any means possible,if my memory serving me correctly.
            Why would you ask Haile’s help on this crystal clear issue?
            We are for a comprehensive solutions,not just selective approaches.

          • Thomas

            Hope – I was going to say something, but knowing it is better leave things unsaid

          • Hope

            With all due respect,sir,I have had enough of you and I ask you to stay away from me and NOT to mention my nick.
            Rest assured though,that your threats,insults,vulgar languages and intimidations will never sway me away from expressing my opinion,my stand,my position and my principle,no matter what,even from adoring PIA,under any circumstance,any where and any time.
            With regards
            Cc: file

          • Tesfabirhan WR

            Dear Hope,

            Mara do rebishka hakey? Selam keniya za geza, Nitricc keman nab Club selam apply kigebir Netbitat kiberhalu zihatt zelo. Dear Hope, can’t you debate or discuss with patience? Adore DIA or else, who cares. We know how to deal with people who have the same mindset like you. they multiply hateftef when they are challenged. Go to madote and read there. You will be happy there but here your balls will boil as you can not accept truth.

            kudan
            tes

          • Hope

            Thank you Professor for your kind words and advice.But, you have NO right what-so-ever to “order ” me what to do and what NOT to do,Sir,with all due respect.
            Hope

          • Papillon

            Hope,

            You remind me of a useless and confused “civic” organization which calls itself CiDRi where it protested the imposition of the sanctions when in fact, the unimaginable amount of cruelty Isaias is imposing on the Eritrean people is far more dire than the benign sanctions. In fact, if the leaders in Ethiopia have a genuine care for the Eritrean people, they should remove the tyrant once and for all so that the Eritrean people can live in peace with themselves and the region at long last can cease to be volatile.

          • Hope

            Lol,
            Thanks Pappi “Me’ar afa”,as usual,for your” sweet words”
            Rather,in my Dictionary,the “useless and hopeless” are those who hide behind the computers and talk the cheap talk,gossip,bark for NOTHING,etc–and who want to see another Somalia after your favorite weyane invasion of Eritrea.
            Kudos and Congrats to you and your likes as your weyanes are preparing for a final show so that you will the Spokes-person for them in “New Eritrea”
            CiDRi is entitled to its opinion and for its Position Statements as they did not want to see another Iraq—-like you and your likes would like to see.

          • abinet

            I think you need more whipping. The first one sent you to rehab, the second will send you to a funeral home . You are messing with a tiger. As we say in Amharic,”yenebrin chira ayzum……”
            RYI, it is not weyane it the government of Ethiopia.

      • abinet

        Since when airlines choose their customers? It is customers who choose airlines.

  • T. Kifle

    Hi haile TG,
    The latest standing is this: “According to IATA annual airlines ranking, Ethiopian is first in Africa and 37th in the world in revenue as well as first in Africa and 18th in the world in operating profit.”

    • Kokhob Selam

      Ethiopia deserve it. Since ever Ethiopia had the best, hero pilots.I think Ethiopia had good position even during previous governments.

      I don’t know why but I love Ethiopian Airlines although I have been in trouble 3 times with their air port administration in handling packages.

    • abinet

      Ato Kifle,
      It will get better. With new airport coming up, expansion of bole , and the purchase of the new state of the art airbus A350, even the sky won’t be the limit.

  • sara

    why does a djiboutian officer accompany a qatari delegation in the first place , imagine a woyane officer comes embedded with a un delegation visiting Badme/ERITREA.
    if the info is true, well done / good job- eritrea!!!!!!!

    • Mahmud Saleh

      Dear sara:

      Here is the key paragraph: “Qatari officers usually move between the camps of the two armies for meetings and consultation, but last Wednesday, the Eritrean forces detained the Djiboutian companion…”
      So, Qatari officers move between both camps…there isn’t any unusual here; they are not detained. The djiboutian officer is not Qatari and he is detained. Here also no problem. It shows this guy just wanted to do his spying mission under the cover of the Qataris. It appears there hasn’t been a protocol for him to cross the border and like any illegal person entering a sovereign country, he’s been detained, nothing really to speculate about.
      .

      • sara

        Dear Ato mahmud, Thank you for the clarification … you know you are one of those i feel like my elder brother.. aka- ayatatna in our tigrinya parlance, and sometimes i feel a bit guilty when i argue with your kind of compatriots.. in traditional eritrea it says respect your elders and that still hangs on my head though i have been a way for some time from my country. now my question to you and many of our elders (assuming you are) is … why do some of those who i think they are knowledgeable and have a stand against the GOV take the side of the countries who have run into conflict with eritrea, starting with the problem of yemen in the 90th… i know many foreigners specially from the middle east/africa asia and as you know the conflicts between those neighbours is rampant but i have never heard, at least from those i know they don’t even contemplate to take the side of their adversaries.. why? because they are pacifists,internationalists, globalists or something else?

        • Mahmud Saleh

          salam sara;
          I guess it all depends on the personal view of each of us, I personally try to separate national issues from politics. Sorry, it’s difficult for me to give you a generalizing answer.

          • haileTG

            Selamat Haw Mahmud,

            Your first explanation was excellent and it kind of helped us to widen our grasp of what is reported. I recommend the AT to issue you one brownie point for “value added” commenting. On the follow on question from Sara (presumptuous at best and unfounded at worst as it may sound to me), you have given an answer consistent with an established point of argument by a strand of the Eritrean opposition body politic (meskerem is a stand alone webpage that deals much about such topics:)

            Not that I think there is anything fundamentally wrong with it, even somewhat think that such should be the ideal state of affairs, but have one question about it. Does the current system in Eritrea allow that form of distinctive existence of matters as “national” and “political”. Aren’t “national” issues (including national bank:) hijacked to service its brand of brutal administration? What are the so called “national” interests intended for? National security used for?… Finally, if someone carjacked you in a vehicle you were a passenger, if local children throw stone and impede his movement, would you oppose them for endangering the body parts of the car and ask them to let the carjacking continue until you find other ways of getting off? Just bouncing some ideas really, look forward to your take:-)

          • Mahmud Saleh

            HTG
            I just wanted to give her my individual take, not necessarily indicating that I alone behave that way. Her question is too broad for me to give a representative answer of all those who oppose the regime. I think on the questions you raised Awate.com is careful and is a fierce defender of national interests. By politics I mean attacking/opposing political parties including PFDJ, their ideologies…policies, etc. By national I would mean anything related to the sovereign state of Eritrea which is separate from any political party which may be running it at any given point in time. I think my view and yours aren’t that different in that regard. I know you care about the independence, territorial integrity, security of your country,etc. Most awatistas do have similar position too.ህኩይ መልሲ ክኸውን ይኽእል ግን ኣብ ስራሕ ኣለኹ ኣይተሓዘለይ።

          • Hope

            My Mahmouday,
            But don’t you have the right to behave the way you want to;or aren’t you entitled to your own opinion as much as Haile and Amanuel Hidrat are entitled to,as a matter of fact?
            Do NOT forget that you are an EPLF fighter still,to the last minute!
            Dima demay(Blin with Tigrayat style-Barka style Blin)Naika we huka

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Hope,
            Assenay eb deHan metsaeka. It’s my hope that we respect the opinions of others. That’s one of the goals of establishing Club Salam, You may need to pay it a visit. My policy has been ” almethel belmethel” or treating in kind, or responding in proportion.

          • hope

            Well stay,big Bro!!!
            Where ever you go and what ever my own Mahmouday,SAAY,and SJG tell me to say, do and go—I will be there–say and DO it.
            I will NOT be shy to say it that I have learned how to learn and how to grow!
            Proud to be one of yours.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Dear Hope
            ላሎይ…ወለት ከረን ጻዕዳ ታ
            ላሎየ…ማይ ደዓሪ ሳትየት ታ
            ላሎየ…ዕሽረት በዲር ናያ ታ
            I Hope that to induce to you a sound sleep, I know you are on the east coast.

          • Hope

            We-shukren for my favorite Song ;and the same to you–we lali senet Yibba

          • Thomas

            Haile TG – any nice thing said about the country is like praising the mafia regime within the country. They try to tell you that the country is green and that there will not be any hunger. Of course, that goes with the regime showing on the state owned TV with some kind piece of land with a promising good harvest and they want to believe the regime is doing what they are supposed to do. If you tell someone that people in the country are hungry and that what the regime shows on TV is just a farm in one tiny land within the country. You are trying to tell the truth, but you are described as a negative one. Most of those who like to brag about the non-existing or fabricated issues are supporters. They act as if they were acting to save the image of the country, but they are actually trying to deceive the silent majority by black mouthing those who oppose & expose the true colors of the mafias.

          • haileTG

            Selamat Thomas,

            Here is a natural and logical question to follow then:

            What is the cost/damage of the regime’s continued stay on power to the state? In my view, it would eventually cost the very existence and viability of Eritrea. Now what should the level of urgency be?

            Sadly, we now have a nation in total isolation, under armed embargo, deeply divided and small population, virtually no economic link with the rest of the world except shipment of mining products, no infrastructure, no national reserves. There you have it, the regime would ensure that the very state would be nonviable to stand as an independent country the longer it hangs on to power.

            The problem is that following independence, the front changed its mind and refused to hand over the country and we simply ended up with another oppressor, more aggressive and more backward this time than the dergue it replaced. State became to mean the regime and the regime became to mean the dictator. His wars are not our wars, his defenses aren’t our defenses and his interests are never our interests. IA said in his last interview ” all activities inside and outside the country must be geared towards strengthening the front”. That is a direct quote to assert that even he doesn’t believe in the non-existent separation of state and regime that are made, in my mind, hastily and without justification.

            Regards

          • Thomas

            Haile TG – Excellent, Elegantly stated!! Imagine a wounded soldier bleeding to death in no mans land. The dictator has isolated the nation from her own people and from the entire world. We are in the era of globalization in the 21st century where countries like Ethiopia has shown dramatic economic development because they opened their market, skillfully exercised/utilized the power of diplomacy and free movement of the their people. The dictator has strangled the nation and it is almost past due for us to her.

          • Elenta

            Thomas,
            Does your comment about Ethiopia pass Rahwa’s test to be called as “boot-licking-comment”?

            Hypothetically its safe to say Thomas and his likes, YPFDJ and other Eritrean govermrnt supporter care about Ethiopia than Eritrea.
            Here is why:The only thing YPFDJ and their cult would like to talk about is the bad thing about Ethiopian government and the bad situation its people are in.On the other hand for Thomas and his like the only place in this world that a positive things are happening is in Ethiopia.

            Their fight looks like the political fight between EPRDF and Medrek of Ethiopia?

            Whats wrong with this people?

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Haw Mahmud,

            There is nothing of national issue that can’t be described by the grammar and mechanics of politics. All administrational and policy issues are governed by politics. Now I know as to why you don’t make consistent political argument. National issues that are pertinent to internal matters are governed by domestic politics; And national issue pertinent to international and regional issues are governed by political diplomacy.

            regards,
            Amanuel Hidrat

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Dear Amanuel
            I will take it as a slip of tongue on your part. Sara needs an answer; she would appreciate your input instead of misrepresenting my reply. Just help her out brother. Where did I say that” the grammar & political mechanics” don’t explain…did I even go there? Let me call my political mechanic! I represented my position, tell her how you see things in an easy way so that I could learn political consistency.
            Hawka

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Mahmud,

            Look and read your comment to Sara: you said ” I personally try to separate national issue from politics.” My explanation is exactly to this quoted statement. It isn’t a slip of tongue. The grammar and mechanics of politics is my political argument to you, it doesn’t imply you said it. Please read it again. Sara doesn’t read your comment only, I am sure she does read others comment too. So if I said something to you, it is indirectly to others too…….that is how debaters shares their ideas with the rests.

            With respect,
            Amanuel Hidrat

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Aman H
            Thank you for the reply, I don’t see any inconsistency in the statement you quoted. From the flow of the conversation, it’s clear what I mean by it; I’m using the narrow definition of politics as applied to parties, agendas…activities geared towards influencing policies, organizing along certain ideology…or running for office/ opposing ruling entity,etc. I’m not talking about political science here. The ” national” part of the statement needs no clarification. In addition, you will see more clarification in my reply to HTG. Any way, I don’t know why it would be controversial. Also, it’s OK if my phrasing fails your expectation, I shouldn’t be expected to articulate things the way you expect them articulated.
            Thanks

          • Hope

            I beg your pardon Aman et al!
            Assuming that we are arguing and debating on this particular incident in its practical and realistic sense,NOT Political Science and Ideology, and taking into consideration its real and perceived National Security Risks
            1)Please,with ALL DUE RESPECT,think twice before you try to”force” others to buy your politics.
            2)PFDJ is NOT equivalent to Eritrea
            3)Respect other peoples’ opinion,no matter what and avoid quick judgements(read what U said above in response to Vet Mahmoud Salih)
            4)As Ms Sara said it correctly,with all due respect Mr.Amanuel and Mr.Haile TG,tell us your opinion and what you would have done in this sensitive case,where Djbouti is being known to be the main enemy in this case besidies acting as a spy Agent for the TPLF,who is preparing,as we speak, for a “Decisive Assault” on Eritrea,including using the Djibouti Port(officially confirmed repeatedly by the same Junta you have hade a “Holy” Alliance—back to square ONE,huh!
            5)The Current Ruling Party is the sole Government,which/ who is shouldering the sole responsibility of Defending Eritrea,irrespective of its crimes,and weaknesses…..
            Haile TG:
            Please,stop this lame and old styled cheap propaganda and show us your courage and clearly tell us your stand,coz you:
            -Advised us that the only and best option for change in Eritrea is the “newly created and organized Youth Political Organization in Addis Abeba,which is,again another TPLF Off Spring ,created,and organized,baby-sitted,nurtured,funded by the same TPLF,besides this New Political Organization being composed of TPLF Forces.You even boldy confirmed to us that the Original Eritrean Political Organizatiuons like the EPDP and Medrekh” are impotent and useless.By default or per Logic 101,NOT the YG style of Fallacious Logic,which Prof Tes exposed and refuted scientifically,you are now teaching us what YG has been doing by telling us to our face that the only change is through Ethiopia.May be your are the same YG??You have been threatening us that we have to stop blaming the Weyanes and Weyanization of Eritrean Politics,when in fact ,now,you have become the Champion of Weyanization of the Eritrean politics in its worst case scenario with its different perspective.
            -You are confirming to us again and again that you supported the economic sanction of Eritrea and ,by default Eritreans,who are suffering like the poor travellers you mentioned and you are using as a cheap propaganda.I guess since you are not going to visit Eritrea,you care less about others.Kind of :”Enie kemotkugn Serdo Aibkel-or “:dihri motey sa’eri aibkola meriet”.
            Now,you are kindly asked to focus on the topic and answer the questions I poised to you,rather than “Metaphysical Analysis of issues”.
            Let us argue based on ” Facts on the Ground”.
            Please leave aside the PFDJ related factor,which we all agreed upon.Stick to the specific question:
            “The holding of a Djbouti Army Officier with its real and perceived “Security Risks”,who crossed the border,presumably without an Official Permission/Consent of the GoE(or the EDF,so as to appease you, believing that you respect the EDF as a National Defense Force).
            With respect and kind regards.
            Your “Flip-Flopping”,”Confused”,the “Doctor and the “Preacher”,”The Hopeless’,The “Anjal”,The Demented”,The “Psychotic”-etc–(all these are my ” newly baptized names” here in the Awate.Com by the Awate.Com Forum members,simply coz I disagreed with them and I have stood FIRM on my principle.
            Hope.
            Disclaimer:
            I just completed my one week “rehab” from my Addiction with Awate.Com and am off duty for 2 weeks and my work place accepted my appeal to allow me to log-in to awate.com after I proved to them about the website and its function.
            I have used “Jemal” as my temp nick for few days as a:
            -A memorial for the recently lost cousin with the name of “Jemal Hadembes” while in Mission at Aseb Front–(a Warsay Commando hit by the RSADO—remote detonator(called AED or something??
            -Again,someone abused my nick at least two times here
            -And to have some break from the above name callings and abuses
            Funny,the Moderators put me on the Black List–for that reason…for changing my nick,which people do right and left and despite that they knew that I did not use my old nick “Hope” since then.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hope,

            Didn’t you tell me that you are going to meet me in my area where I live. I am still waiting to keep that promise as a promise until you tell me otherwise.

            Amanuel Hidrat

          • Hope

            Aman,
            I will —on around second week of September ….on My next off duty.

    • Hope

      Dear sara,
      —and this happened during the UNMEE “era’ in Eritrea.
      -The UN Mission was involved in Human Trafficking–thru the UN Land Cruisers and Helicopters
      a fact,not just the words of Ms Sofia T. or the PFDJ,as the UN admitted it officially.
      -The wikileakes revealed the direct neg role of the UN Mission Commander!
      So,as you said, why in the hell would the EDF allow or be passive when it comes to the Djbouti Army Officer intrudeing the EDF Camp uninvited?
      -Based on the recent history where Qatar has been the mercenary and Ambassador of dirty busniess of the West–case in point,its negative role in Libya,Syria,Iraq,Egypt and even in Palestine/Gaza ;and taking into consideration what the ex-Secretary of the Sate,Mrs Hillary Clinton said to the Qatari Emir about PIA/Eritrea;and the recent cordial relationship of Qatar with Ethiopia,why in the world the EDF should trust even the Qatari Officer ?
      -What about the role of Djbouti in ref to the Ethiopian Gov during the Aseb Front war?
      -What about the role of Djbouti in making up stories and setting up things for sanctioning Eritrea with the pressure of the TPLF and their masters in the State department?And ,these, are NOT the PFDJ propaganda but revealed by the Inner City Journalists within the UN in NY City.
      Who are these people to persuade us about risking the Eritrean National Security simply coz they hate the PFDJ..?…

  • Papillon

    Any Awatista watching “Tyrant”? It is an awesome drama series where the plot is based on the realities of the “Arab Spring.” Here is a line in it reminiscent of Isaias’ recalcitrant behaviour…”All the king’s horses and all the kings men, I finally get it Jamal. I do. You’re broken. I can’t fix you.”

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