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Eritrea The Opposite Pull by Abyssinians and Arabs

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Naturally, the Awate Forum, being the longest running and most vibrant Eritrean forum, often times attracts anonymous individuals who come to the forum to peddle the regime’s talking points and intimidate other members. Others openly peddle the regime’s talking points forgetting the same regime denies Eritreans the basic freedom of expression. Yet, while enjoying the freedom to express their views in this forum, they try to curb the flow of free ideas.

To address such problems, we are looking into our posting guidelines which we believe needs an upgrade. Bigots, racists, and jingoists should not be tolerated, neither their coordinated attacks on others. We hope the few notorious members take note.

We believe that pigeonholing the diverse Ethiopians into three or four group while ignoring the rest of the 72, and (the same applies to the diverse population of Eritrea.) or so groups, is not meant for a debate, but a partisan message meant to be spread by exploiting the freedom provided in this Forum. We urge the sane members of this forum to challenge such views and we promise we will not allow free members to be abused by anyone.

Bringing articles of different views in the open is the best disinfectant against bigoted opinions. Denied exposure, some posts can fester in some dark corners of the internet and attract more bigots such as the crude Agazian hate group.

Below is a comment by Semere Tesfay that we brought up from the Awate Forum for a debate and discussion.
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Very informative and very thought-provoking discussion [going on at awate forum]. Please allow me to interject and say few things that I’ve been saying here for many years . And this is my take on the issues.

For a million reasons, Eritrean independence and Eritrean sovereignty will never be challenged or reversed by any neighboring power in the near future – be Ethiopia or other regional power – never. But there will always be threat to Eritrea’s national security, Eritrea’s stability, and Eritrea’s economic viability, both from the North and from the South. Therefore, we Eritreans will always sleep with one eye wide open – pointing our guns either to our South or to our North. The reason:

  1. Eritrea is a buffer state nesting between two irreconcilable cultures, faiths and powers competing for resources and dominance of our region: namely the the Abyssinian power with Western support and Arabian power supported by sympathetic Muslim countries. Neutrality, a non-alignment policy would have been the ideal policy for Eritrea. But Eritrea is too poor, too weak, and too small to dictate and adapt independent and neutral national policy. Therefore, Eritrea has to constantly adapt a flexible policy(ies) that goes with the flow and serve its national interest at any given time.
  2. The current Ethio-Eritrean rapprochement is as safe, to us Eritreans, as it can be. Not because I trust the judgement of Isaias Afewerki’s PFDJ or Prime Minister Abiy’s governing team, but because all the stakeholders to our North and to our South are not threatened by the current Ethio-Eritrean rapprochement – in fact they are supportive of it. And that in itself tells a story. And that makes the Ethio-Eritrean rapprochement a balanced move that threatens nobody.
  3. The Ethiopian threat to Eritrea is diminishing by the day – today it is approaching to a point of non-existence. Yes, few Ethiopian ultra-nationalists are salivating for the Red Sea and chanting Ethio-Eritrean UNITY by misinterpreting the meaning of the current Ethio-Eritrean Rapprochement Policy (as opposed to the ‘no-war-no-peace’ Woyane policy that existed. But, as always, all the salivating Red Sea crowd, and all the chanting for an Eritrean unity with mama Ethiopia commotions, are coming only from the usual 35% the Ethiopian population- Amara and Tigrean Elite – when they have bigger issues of their own, and within themselves, to tackle. The 65% other Ethiopians do not care about the Ethio-Eritrean Unity prescribed by these two Ethnic elites.
  4. Today, more than ever, the Amara and Tigrean elite are losing power and influence in Ethiopian politics. The Woyanes are currently a Killil power contained in Meqele (their power eroding and diminishing by the day even in Tigray) with a negligible political influence in Addis. The Amara’s priority at this timeis to revive their political dominance, by creating a strong Amara dominated political party in order to ascend to the helm of power. And from there to influence and shape Ethiopian’s internal and external policies – which at this point is just a dream. Therefore, claiming that Ethiopia is trying to reverse Eritrean independence, or claiming that today’s Ethiopia is a threat to Eritrean sovereignty, is simply because of the propaganda that is being disseminated by the few vocal loose cannons from the Amara and Tigrean elite – and it is just a misplaced concern.
  5. Ethio-Eritrean close relation is inversely proportional to the distance between Asmara and the dominant Ethiopian ethnicity in Addis Ababa (Menelik Palace) – the further the better. Today, we’ve the Oromos in Menelik Palace, and for us Eritreans, things couldn’t have gotten any better than that. We’ve to make this work. We’ve a reliable partner in the Menelik palace. We’ve to help the vision of the Abiy team to succeed. The Woyanes are shocked to the core, disoriented, and in disarray. The Amaras are decades away from building a dominant political party that galvanize all Ethiopians to put them at the helm. Therefore, at this point, the Ethiopian threat that is being propagated by the Eritrean opposition and their Woyane handlers, is a non-existent threat intended for political consumption.
  6. At this point, all of us Eritreans – opposition and PFDJ supporters alike, should pressure the Abiy and PFDJ governments, to exert heavy pressure on the Woyanes to demarcate the Ethio-Eritrean border. For far too long, against all the advice and plea by Eritreans, Ethiopians, and the international community, the Woyanes have been misleading resettling Tigreans in sovereign Eritrean territories. Now the harsh reality will smack them in the face: they will tell their people they were lying to them for all these years. They will tell their people they have to vacate, or they have to live as Eritreans. And one can only imagine what that would do to the popularity and unity of the Woyane’s political organization.
  7. Finally, the sad story of the Eritrean opposition never ends. Today as we speak, again, it is siding with the dying Woyanes and they are parroting Woyane’s talking points. Sad!

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  • saay7

    Selamat all:

    Once again an acknowledgement and consolidated reply.

    Aklilu, you are too kind. You are the morning star of moral clarity, sir. I hope Eritrea is kinder to your children than it has been to you, assuming they have an interest in Eritrea.

    Berhe, Ethiopia’s “Qey Bahir” thing used to be for any neighboring country that has a port (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea) and Haile Selasse’s eventual settling on Eritrea was because the landlords of the other neighboring countries (Djibouti, Somalia) rebuffed him strongly. Moreover, as an Ethiopian friend told me, Eritrea (Asab, Massawa) has a stronger appeal to the Qey Bahrachn gang than Somaliland or Somalia because the Ethiopian elite feel more at home in Eritrea. (Remember when they interviewed Professor Berhanu he said there is no difference between Eritrea and Ethiopia because every morning in Asmara he hears the same church bells he heard in Addis Abeba.)

    Nitricc, I don’t know why PM Abiy Ahmed seeing Tigrayans as his people is a “very scary thought” to you? He is the PM of Ethiopia and Tigrayans are Ethiopians, no? In fact, with the exception of the sadist Isaias and Isaiasists, when talking about demarcation, every head of state prioritizes what will happen to the people when their citizenship is different from the “citizenship” of the land they called their own.

    Tsatse: I am in the DN then and DN now group:) But my position was: the war shouldn’t have started; when it started it shouldn’t have been escalated; when it escalated the ruling should have been accepted; when the ruling was denied by one side, its requests should have been negotiated. Focus on the opportunity cost. Now that both Eritrea and Ethiopia have decided to treat the demarcation as a low priority (or no priority) I have no problem with that so long as both leaders are actually reflecting the wishes of their people, as opposed to what serves their political interests. And so long as those with a different view are not criminalized for having dissenting views.

    saay

  • aklilu zere

    Dear Semere:

    Your perception of us is totally mistaken as your perception of reality in Eritrea is misguided and wrong.

    Humbly I want to tell you this:

    We came to the west defeated [you know that] but we never succumbed to failure. With no support we recovered and We made it.

    We are professionals. We are lawyers. We are Scientists. We are Engineers. We are Professors. We are Teachers. We are Pharmacists.We are Doctors. We are Managers. We are Directors. We are Accountants. We are Civil servants. We are Journalists. We are Human Right Advocates. We are Writers. We are skilled workers. We are artists. We are Musicians. We are Business owners. We are Property Owners. We are Tax Payers.

    But above all We educated our children and made them successful. We raised them free of prejudice and dogma. We kept out trauma to ourselves without passing it to them. Our children became NORMAL adults. Not Zealots. We tough them Freedom, Peace and Love.

    So if you think we are sounding boards or loud speakers [tezarebti as per Nsu] and failures you are cheating and lying to your self. We are capable to do do what civilized people are able to do. Because we made it through hard work and sacrifices.This is not vanity. Look at our Magnificent University/Parliament – AWATE,COM!!! Look at the quality and quantity of literature [Articles] in this venerable and website!! Listen to the debates!!! See the diversity of participants!!! Look at how it is managed!! You can’t even compare the British Parliament to AWATE!!

    But I have an offer that you can’t refuse: [I shall need you full and unambiguous support]

    I will stop talking about Nsu if the minimum the following are fulfilled:

    1. All prisoners are released immediately and with no condition
    2. The Border is Demarcated immediately
    3. Slavery and mistreatment of the conscripted is stopped immediately
    4. The pillaged Bisha gold is fully accounted and recovered

    • FishMilk

      Hi aklilu zere. Sorry but I am missing your point. It is good that you (since 1981) and others have educationally benefited from your time in the west. However, and in general, I detest those who refer to themselves as intellectuals, or at least those that refer to themselves that way, because I am always under the impression that there is something condescending in their demeanor and I don’t like condescending people. Look at how on this forum, some people choose to continually solute each other as Doctor and Professor; these are the same individuals who oftentimes bring forward science for open discussion on this forum, in a condescending of judgmental manner, just the exact opposite of the way that science needs to be taken forth. You have mentioned conditions. How do you think this makes those who have been in the field for years or who have not had the opportunity to advance their education feel? I remember shortly following liberation in 1991, we started to see the new generation of western educated Eritreans return with grand ideas on how to help the country while at the same time enter into some type of business for themselves. Problem is that they came with trendy clothing, zippy haircuts, and very condescending attitudes and simply did not fit in and were not wanted. You give conditions to be fulfilled but no no forward looking practical based solutions that are reality based.

      • aklilu zere

        Good day FishMilk:

        My reply was to Semere Tesfai because he belittles and bashes the opposition as traitors, ignorant and good for nothings.

        For me Humility, Respect, Trust, Fairness, Truth and openness are my life’s Guiding principles. And for any intellectual to be credible must abide by the Four Cardinal Virtues: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Moderation.

        • FishMilk

          Hi aklilu zere and thanks for your reply. I have observed over time that your comments are respectful and courteous. However, please don’t get angry, but I too have problems with some opposition elements to include: 1) Those that have colluded with the TPLF over the past two decades, 2) Those who continue to defend and support the TPLF, 3) Those who endlessly pursue conspiracy theories, 4) Those whose rhetoric or actions are against Eritrea’s sovereignty, and 5) Those that relentlessly attack PM Abiy. All of the aforesaid, simply refuse to engage in discussions on possible forward looking practical and reality based solutions, and instead appear hell-bent on only completely removing the PIA/PFDJ regime as a one and only solution..

        • Semere Tesfai

          Selam Aklilu Zere

          Aklilu Wedi Wudbey: First thing first – sorry for my late response. ብምቕጻል…. you said:

          1.0 – “We came to the West defeated [you know that] but we never succumbed to failure. With no support we recovered and We made it.”

          Didn’t know you were one of us ደቂ ዓማ. Anyway, yes we came to the West defeated – after ELF was pushed out from the Eritrean Field in 1981. Which means you and I have more things that unite us (ideas wise) than divide us. I guess scary but a good thing – the very thought you having something in common with Semere Tesfai that is 🙂

          2.0 – “My reply was to Semere Tesfai because he belittles and bashes the opposition as traitors, ignorant and good for nothings.”

          Sir, that’s only partially true. Never called the people in the opposition traitors or ignorant – but many people have; and they have “good” reasons for it. Yes I’ve called them good for nothing; and yes I bash them every day. But, but, but not for opposing Isaias Afewerqi and his PFDJ regime. But for making wrong move on every issue every time. And let me list the wrong moves and missteps they made over the years:

          2.1. – Between (end of) 1981-1991
          Many ELF offshoot organizations were in the Eritrean Field caring guns; but they were not carrying guns to shoot (fight) the primary enemy. They were wandering on the Eritrean Field carrying guns to shoot and plant landmines to kill EPLF Tegadeltis. And that was not right.

          Now either one has to accept that fact, or has to prove me wrong by presenting list of battles that the Eritrean opposition (offshoots of ELF) waged against the Derg regime during the 1981-1991 years.

          3.0. – Between 1991-1993

          3.1 – While Eritreans were going to the polls for National Referendum, the Eritrean opposition were publicly campaigning against the National Referendum. In fact – even though the Eritrean people refused to listen to them and follow their lead, nonetheless they boycotted the National Referendum and refused to vote. I’m willing to be corrected but I don’t believe there was a single organization from the ELF offshoot organizations, that sided with the EPLF provisional government and publicly announced to cast its voice on the Eritrean National referendum – for the sake of Eritrea and Eritreans that is? Now, assuming that was the case or close to it:

          (a) Imagine had the Eritrean people followed the opposition lead (b) imagine had the National Referendum failed (assuming ELF had the support of 50% of the Eritrean population, and assuming their 50% supporters followed the lead of the ELF offshoot organizations (opposition)). And
          (c) Imagine what the consequences of that opposition decision would have been – on the past twenty years. The years, the bigwigs of Woyane recanted their support for Eritrean independence and Eritrean territorial integrity publicly.

          Now tell me: Do you still defend the position our former comrades took then?

          4.0 – Between 1998-2000:

          4.1. – The Eritrean opposition took a public position that Eritrea was the aggressor on the 1998 Ethio-Eritrean war.

          4.2. – Betting Ethiopia was going to prevail, while Eritreans were losing sweat blood treasure lives and limbs to defend Eritrea, the Eritrean opposition, not only they supported the Ethiopian invasion, but also rode Ethiopian tanks to the Eritrean border areas, introduced themselves to Eritreans who found themselves under Ethiopian occupation, and told them Ethiopian army is here to liberate them.

          4.3 – The Eritrean opposition, siding with Woyane’s Ethiopia completely ignored (a) the two decades old suffering (1978-1998) of tens of thousands of Eritrean farmers by the Woyanes at the Tigray-Eritrea border areas (b) Woyane’s claim of sovereign Eritrean territories as their own – all in order the Woyane dominated Addis regime to put them at the helm.

          4.4. – The Eritrean opposition supported Ethiopian invasion and occupation of Eritrea – even when Woyane leaders made it abundantly clear that their objective is (a) to break Eritrea’s spine and (b) to have free access to the Red Sea – all through military force and regime change (by installing a puppet regime in Asmara).

          4.5 – The Eritrean opposition were silent when 80,000 Eritreans and Ethiopians of Eritrean descent were (a) separated from their families and love ones (b) treated inhumanely (in jails and outside jails) by the Woyanes (c) their lifelong savings and properties were confiscated by the Woyanes from them (d) they were deported to Eritrea trough warzone – all for no justifiable reason.

          50. – Between 2000-2018

          5.1 – For almost two decades (200-2018) the Eritrean opposition publicly sided and operated hand-and-glove with the Woyane dominated Addis government, and played an instrumental role
          A. – In the sanctioning of Eritrea
          B. – In denying Eritrea any investment
          C. – In justification and silence of Woyane occupation of
          sovereign Eritrean Territories
          D. – In the Justification and silence of Woyane border flip-
          flopping
          C. – In the exodus of our young
          D. – In the dissemination of false propaganda against Eritrea
          E. – In the introduction and campaigns of – Woyane inspired
          ethnic, regional, religious politics and divisions, and
          secessionist political movements
          F. – In labeling Eritrean defense forces as Isaias Army, defending
          and building Eritrea as slavery, exodus of the young and the
          suffering of our young at the hands of human traffickers in far
          places as the failure of the PFDJ regime………

          These and some more are the reasons why I called the Eritrean opposition good for nothing.

          And the Awate Teame can post this comment on the front page if they believe it will add value to the overall cause.

          Semere Tesfai

  • aklilu zere

    Good day Awate nation.

    What surprises me most is the utter ignorance of the PFDJ apologist when it comes to Nsu and his modus operandi. Every time they advocate his stance, the next minute they are stunned and stunted by his “unexpectedness”; “rushness”. Typical example is Semere Tesfay. In his last comment he wrote:

    ” B. – And I urge the Isaias/PFDJ regime to walk with the Eritrean people very slowly and very cautiously through this intricate maze of Ethio-Eritrean rapprochement process. And if the PFDJ regime miscalculates in any of its moves, not only it is going to end the life of PFDJ as we know it, but also, it may even be costly enough to endanger the life of Eritrea as a nation.”

    Dear Semere: Evil leaders like Nsu have a certain way of doing things and ALWAYS the WRONG things. The following are some of the ways they manage their Machiavellian business:

    – The center changing at rapid pace (No central Authority)
    -Egocentric infestations (-Complaints overpowering Morality)
    -“Rush” becomes the driving FORCE (-“Black Hole” in critical information)

    And the result is CANCER METASTASIS that eventually destroys a nation and People.

    Dear Nsu/PFDJ apologists:

    Eritrea under Nsu and PFDJ has become The Kingdom of Edom. In Jewish tradition Edom is “drunk on nothingness” but reigns over the nation with strictness that is all the more implacable. In other words it is simultaneously all and nothing. It has nothing special to say, because nothing opposes it any longer and it extends over all Eritreans inside and outside. It no longer has to be this, that or anything else, because it no longer has any particular message and has become another name in the annals of History.

    Please Wake Up!!

    • Semere Tesfai

      Selam Aklilu Zere

      “What surprises me most is the utter ignorance of the PFDJ apologist when it comes to Nsu and his modus operandi. Every time they advocate his stance, the next minute they are stunned and stunted by his “unexpectedness”; “rushness”. Typical example is Semere Tesfay”

      What surprises me the most is, the one man issue “giants” with a never ending whining, moaning, groaning and complaining all their miserable life to their grave without presenting a single alternative idea in their entire life. I pity them.

      Semere Tesfai

      • Hameed Al-Arabi

        Hi Semere Tesfai,

        First you DIVIDE and DIVERT, then INSULT. ዝኣኽለን ጥሕነን በዓል ኣደይ ማርያም ይብላ:: The work of phony Eritreans.

        Al-Arabi

    • Haile S.

      Selam Aklilu Zere,,

      There is first time for everything. I think this is our first one. The case of IA & Co is a case where a person is nominated thanks to acquaintances to administer an office that is not of his competency. Such a person can be one who knows and admits his deficiencies, and will likely learn, bringing the right people and elevate his office and himself. If he is an arrogant one, who instead of admitting his limit tries to cover it by an exaggerated unmatched inborn capabilities, all doors for change are closed unless those who nominated him desist. Ghedli is the acquaintance of IA & Co and nominated him there and he with his colleagues became the later case. They chose to learn by trial and error. Only the one who takes himself for perfect, works by trial and error, because an error is a trial not an error to the erroneous.
      Now that Semere Tesfay replied to you asking solution by taking out the trousers through the torso, the only possible solution is inclusion and INCLUSION, by including every able being-citizen. Perhaps one of them will say, there is a need to a unzip and un-stitch the trousers without cutting them with sharp scissors. How else can it be done?

      • Semere Tesfai

        Selam Haile S

        1. – “Ghedli is the acquaintance of IA & Co and nominated him (Isaias Afewerki) there, and he with his colleagues became the later case. Meaning, the arrogant one, who instead of admitting his limit tries to cover it by an exaggerated unmatched inborn capabilities. The ones who chose to learn by trial and error (don’t have formal education), because to them (the Ghedli folks) because an error is a trial not an error to the erroneous.

        So Haile: I suppose, today you are calling yourself a proud Eritrean because of the trial and error of the uneducated Tegadeltis who nominated the Isaias. And what have you exactly done for your Eritrea in your entire existence? And if you are so educated, so knowledgeable, so confident and qualified to lead, then why are you speaking from the shadow of darkness. Why don’t you come-out to the open and lead. Your claim is not making any sense.

        2. – “Now that Semere Tesfay replied to you asking solution by taking out the trousers through the torso, the only possible solution is inclusion and INCLUSION, by including every able being-citizen.”

        Sir, INCLUSION works in two ways:

        A. – On an individual level. Which I suppose no would deny you to be a member of the PFDJ club – if you want to.

        B. – As a political force. Which you’ve to earn it through vision, through organizing and galvanizing the public, and through your leadership skills – which you got none. One more thing: did I tell you the objective of a ruling party is to rule forever?

        So why are you whining and complaining here? Is that because the PFDJ regime didn’t call you, fly you to Asmara, and put you at the helm of power? I’m just curious?

        Semere Tesfai

        • Haile S.

          Selam Semere,

          Your coming on both hands on the neck of an individual in order to defend an indefensible regime is revealing. You can try to spin and spin the center of gravity to individuals away from the regime as devils advocate and try to transform the talk to whining. That has been the strategy of the regime for the last 27 years. Yes, whether you like it not, the regime is incompetent. It is only you who is lamenting and spinning it to un-education throwing your sharp wedge of discord. What did they accomplish in 27 years others than chasing away the country’s competents (relax I am not talking about myself, I was not chased)? They went 360 degree to come back to degree 0 choosing the “genuine” cooperation with Ethiopia that could have been done before 1997. This regime had handicapped Eritrea by showing every corner of the nation to those who wanted it to get her capitulated (and it almost did, had it not been for those young who gave their life and livelihood), by excluding those who could have defended it along with them. It is also doing the same now by not including those who count while the force of capitulator is regrouping like 1998. Eritrea can only defend itself effectively when it comes together, not by creating a wedge between those that threaten its sovereignty. Talking about educated, you got thousands of Ethiopians talking freely about their country, and some of them taking for Ethiopia and Eritrea, case in point Ethiopian ambassador to Eritrea taking issues ghat concern both countries. I don’t expect you say something else than what you said when you are speaking for a regime that has undermined its educated and its uneducated, its citizens. Sitting on the helm of power of a country does not give you the privilege to scold individuals. It is an obligation to respect every citizen, to recognize his rights and obligations, let alone in semi-democratic country even in a fully dictatorial one. I am talking about the regime you want to sacrifice your reasoning mind.

        • Selamat Semere Tesfay and Haile S.,

          Haile S.’ has an excellent point with his “trial and error” by the EPLF which is the major cause of the stagnant progress of Eritrea for the past three decades. The failure to acknowledge and provide the due respect to the ELF and accept them as an Eritrean organization is the gravest error committed. It essentially set the precedence of Eritrea becoming an intolerant society for diverse ideas which would have accelerated all aspects of life in Eritrea including good governance and most importantly the unity and mutual trust of Eritrean society.
          Equally as grave of an error was committed by the ELF immediately after independence. Given the fait accompli or “to the victor goes the spoils” common knowledge the ELF could have wholeheartedly chosen choice “A) on an individual level.” They could have been instrumental in the reconstruction efforts by lending any an all expertise they might have acquired due to their decade long exile from the Eritrean field. They could have meticulously studied the shortages and weak areas of the reconstruction efforts of their war torn nation and bruised people. The ELF had a golden opportunity to succeed in a different kind of revolution where they would shape the people’s attitudes towards justice and governance by simply being part of the arduous efforts of the people to build their nation. Instead of being hurt by the EPLF’s exclusionary policy, they could have accepted the clean slate of joining on an individual level and with their competency guide and steer the nation building by organizing a formidable grass roots organization from within. And their significant numbers in exile where they had access of knowledge, technologies and other western innovations, the ELF could have done a lot better in influencing the nation building as well as the expansion of Eritrea beyond the borders. What actually occurred is that the ELF in 1989 with the success of operation fenqil and the subsequent liberation of Eritrea, only seven or eight years after their exit from the Eritrean field were just caught unprepared or organized. The events surprised them and maybe at the time their assets in exile, both material or otherwise were nonexistent. The only thing they offered was their return as a political organization and felt they were entitled to have a say in the politics due to their veteran Tegadelti status. The ELF ego hurt they opted to continue their already established lives in exile with a depressed state of mind. They simply gave up on Eritrea and allowed the narrow EPLF leadership to do with Eritrea as they willed with the horrible consequences of the “trial and error” methods. Then suddenly the ELF came back roaring into life after the 1998 border war event. Their grudges held against the EPLF they believed can be rectified now that the EPLF is weakened and may even be discarded by the TPLF which is the perfect opportunity for them to be the alternative leadership of Eritrea.
          The reader may think what is the point of this analysis of the past and revision. It is for the purpose of affecting Todays decisions as well as Eritrea’s future. If we honestly consider various scenarios of actions and project their effects to the present, then we can make better decisions at the present time.
          Today with the sole objective to destroy Isaias and the PFDJ, disregarding possible catastrophic consequences for Eritrea, the aging ELF veterans plus few aging EPLF veterans, basing and changing their principle stances on whatever the reality on the ground they perceive, are engaged in a campaign of instilling hate for Isaias utilizing false narratives and fictional stories. These attitudes and actions are a recipe for disaster. The agin veterans of the ELF and EPLF should focus on leaving behind for their trailing generations a legacy of affecting change with innovations and creativity and most of all an ability to forgive and bring to an end the enmities of the past six decades.
          There is a golden opportunity yet again Today that these veterans should take advantage of. Rejecting the build up of more hatred they can choose a better legacy by coming with effective and better innovative strategies that can have a positive effect on Eritreas progress and future. The Eritrean Ethiopian current rapprochement is a restart of sorts, a clean slate a new beginning for every one to take advantage off. The ELF and EPLF veterans sole purpose should be to encourage all the disenfranchised Eritrea youth to be involved in all the aspects of life in Eritrea by immersing and reinserting themselves into Eritrean society on “the individual level. The ELF and EPLF veterans should push the youth to participate in this 2nd reconstruction of nation opportunity by getting involved “on the individual level.” The ELF and EPLF veterans can point to their squandered opportunity to do the same three decades a go. The ELF and EPLF veterans should encourage the Eritrean youth to demand and hold accountable the GoE by getting involved “on an individual level” being part of the Eritrean society. Much like the tens and twenties or thirty splits of the ELF in the past three decades, the numerous organizations of the Eritrean youth and all the broadcasting companies disseminating hate full propaganda and despondent attitudes of non involvement and apathy will not give birth to their stated goals. Only immersing yourself by participating in Eritrean politics inside Eritrea as currently prescribed on “an individual level” and then demanding accountability as well as demanding your right to have a say on all decisions regarding your nation can the stated demands of justice and democracy materialize. The continuation of the horrendous choice and adapting the hate and gossip of the ELF to add to your own disappointments will net absolutely zero gains by the opposition just like the zero results of the past few decades.

          Get involved and work within the parameters your Eritrean society is provided and affect the changes you desire from within should be the message to the youth Eritrean generation scattered all over the world. The ELF veterans can point to their missed opportunity if they simply travel back in time and project the possibilities from then to the present had they chosen to get involved “on an individual level” inside and outside Eritrea shortly after Eritrean Independence.
          THERE IS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY NOW TO CEASE THE FUTILE MUNDANE ATTITUDES AND HATE NARRATIVES BY SIMPLY JUST GETTING INVOLVED and accepting all of the constraints and obstacles the Eritrean people inside Eritrea are subjugated to. What they need now is not more hate of this or that – they simply want you to join them in order to be strengthened and demand all of their rights.

          tSAtSE

          • Selamat All,

            These back to the future long hatetas I am conducting and revisiting our demons has basis on the following:

            Laplace’s Demon:
            ” An intellect which at certain moment would know all positions of all items of which nature is composed… for such intellect nothing would be uncertain and the future just like the past would be present before its eyes” An Essay in Probabilities, 1864

            It is happens to true in science and reinforces the claims of the past, future and present and doing the exercise itself. It cannot be disregarded as a nonsensical without use exercise but I believe it is exactly the thing we are in dire need for.

            tSAtSE

          • Semere Tesfai

            Selam GitSAtSE

            Sir, my hat off to you. You are a valuable asset to this forum. Please keep your independence, and keep them constructive ideas coming.

            Thank you for the valuable lesson and thank you for your independent opinion.

            Semere Tesfai

          • Senay Zer

            Dear Getsatse and Haile S. — I agree with Getsatse that PIA and PFDJ shouldn’t be where our focus ought to be, for a different reason (may be similar reason, I only partly understand the reason given by Getsatse). In any case, Haile S., consider this an extension of what I have started in reply to you a while back, i.e., PIA is the source of most of our problems but the solution is not there. This isn’t because he doesn’t deserve all the hate, but rather because we can’t compete with him on that front. His gov controls virtually every information that is fed to the people inside Eritrea which makes it very hard for those of us in diaspora to win if we center our message on him. We have very little access to pass on our message to the people inside, and we better use that efficiently by focusing where we can succeed against the gov PIA propaganda and other control mechanisms. In my opinion we can succeed by focusing on reviving the values (cultural, religious, family and communal values) and inspiring people to employ those values in the struggle. After all, the struggle back home isn’t political (in the sense of wanting to grab power), but a struggle for a basic dignified life. We should use the speech by the Catholic priest that inspired so many Eritreans as a template (if you remember the speech, it completely focuses on the people and their values. Doesn’t even mention the gov or PIA). These strategy will also serve the country well long after PIA is gone.

            BTW, thanks to the relentless Eritrean activist of all kind, we have succeed in communicating the despicable nature of the gov of PIA to outside audience. The crimes of the gov are very well documented that the UN labeled the gov as ‘human right violator.’

          • Haile S.

            Selam Senay,

            I can’t agree more. You squeezed the essential in a nutshell. PIA & Co have weakened the Eritrean people to a point where it has no means of countering him. As you aptly said, The Eritrean people better concentrate on mending the damages he did on the fabric of the society rather than on him, on his misses and his recent apparent “diplomatic-successes”, let’s be generous.
            In regards to exposing the dictatorship and its end result, all credit goes to every Eritrean who uttered a word and especially to those that have persistently and relentlessly spoken without any fear and calculation. Many are on this site, suffice to mention the one and only one SGJ and his close collaborators who gave this exemplary medium, this very effective and decent means of communication, Awate. When I say this, I am not speaking from any satellite, but as a very late comer and a hesitant one at that, and virulent at times.

    • said

      Greetings,

      Thank AZ for your opinion ,it is nourishing food for thought for anyone who reads it attentively and care to know and reflect.

      Presently Eritrea as a failed state, the communist ethicist sellers of forgeries, vicious ethnocentric, follower ethnicities myth, shallow regime, an unreconstructed political outfit, backward regionalist, bands of fanatical rogue regime and corrupt self-seekers. This punch of group supporters of IA, they seemed detached from reality, that’s because they perfectly reflected and mirror of IA and his cohort , uniquely ruthless when it came to advancing IA goals. The hard-core regime supporters will continue until long after the wild flowers dry up on their master grave. None of this apparently mattered to regime supporters’ creations fanatic,
      for many Eritrean there was a lot of ‘we know about (Mama Ethiopia)’ we better know them than they know us . some Ethiopian felt like they had it all figured out Eritrea all of a sadden PMAA would soon learn that he did not have it all figured out Eritrea. But it appears PMAA does not know where else to turn, other than ture Ethiopian IA body . Watching history repeat itself in Ethiopia is truly unsettling. Just as occurred once but hopefully not twice with Eritrea, Eritrea is now allowing Ethiopia to go wilding across Eritrea sad and scant 27 years after having done with Ethiopia colonization . Will NUS and obedient regime and the supporter ever learn? Hard core supporters simply ignored the entire matter and chose to dream all is well and lay on the beach of Massawa. Selling out Eritrean sovereign and core values and interests to Ethiopia is so exhausting, you see. Is one thing to be pro peace. and it another matter to be accomplice It certainly can’t be that they think Ethiopia is too strong to attack. Signs of Ethiopia weakness are everywhere. That the economy will languish in recession for years and Ethiopia will not meet the aspiration of its growing population, it can not even complete 25% of the DAME. Nor can Ethiopia military power justifiably be intimidating Eritrea people and spicily taking Tigray equation out . So the only things that can explain Eritrea ’s failure to act in its interest is sell out of NUS and life time obedient Hard core supporters are for known for arrogance , ignorance, cowardice and stupidity, and above all a total inability to remember our own history with Ethiopia was never being benefitable to Eritrea in any way or shape . These same sorts of events took place when Eritrea was faced with Mama Ethiopia Haile Selassie. Unionist lovingly and essentially decided to just surrender to high highness with no down payment . Some opportunist they pursued a course of appeasement, while NUS and Mama Ethiopia of course actively supported and toady we face the possibility agreed upon kind of annexation and waiting for another thirty maniac years to come. One would have thought that the long road to independence that followed would have permanently at very least educated Eritrean and even IA minion about their foolish folly agreement, but recent events show that this is not the case, they have any say. and it does not appear that they learned their lesson from those horrible years experiences. Mother Ethiopia is a nation for long time being defeated that and trying for second biggest worthy invasion since 1960th has grabbed land by force in the case Eritrea. Obviously today some they have to adapt to that mind set . Sadly, and shamefully on dead bodies of Eritrean heroes, non-equal peace, it opened old wounds while still shedding new light on the painful events and acts of betrayal that have shaped recent Eritrean history. Peace of PMAA detail we do not know . Through all of the twists and turns of this period is being sellout nation interest , the culprits are many. at times, they done a diplomatic mask of accommodation, their cowering in the face of his belligerence. Well, here we are in 2019, 28 years after independence. The Eritrean true dream of real liberty and freedom and independent state is not only unrealized but is most likely will not realizable with NUS at helm and a away to go for same time to come . They have only NUS and Hard core supporters themselves to thank for digging this hole we are today . By not Preventing IA his unionist agenda to be realized with Ethiopia.
      History and theory don’t matter to NUS and grand Mama Ethiopia because they imagine society can be engineered. The old arguments and historical examples simply don’t apply toady even human nature is malleable, and whenever our stubborn tendencies don’t comport with Mama Ethiopia unions grand plans a united social construct do not exist.
      for 28 years the reins of power rest in the hands of IA / PFDJ Government , secretive, manipulative and one strongman ,very oppressive and abusive , vainglorious demagogues .Eritrea never seeing before ., this is extremely dangerous trend. Given Eritrea small population and size and geographical location, it should be a fundamental national interest to all peace-loving countries both not to drift from the human rights mainstream. That, after all, was an ideal at the heart of all Eritrean dream except the hard-core regime supporters.
      In our region the fact and truth remain distance to have democracy , justice, and liberty are in pipe dream. They can be resurrected and restored without knowledge, education and information. In Eritrea few people have that information. The young are born after independence into what exists dictatorship and they know nothing else , and as the cruel dictatorship unleashes and increases year by year, tyranny and dictatorship becomes the natural order to them. Indeed, they do not recognize dictatorship and nor justice, and liberty
      Ethiopian people revolted due to exploitation and injustice by their recent rulers and lies of corrupt politicians and systems It is totally unacceptable and intolerable and it was never going to last .

  • Hashela

    Selam All

    A tweet from Ambasador Estifanos:

    “Changing map/boundaries of sovereign nations is unavoidable but artificial boundaries in people’s minds is avoidable”

    • Haile S.

      Selam Hashela,

      I think, Amb tifanos read too many Reader’s Digest’s quotable quotes when he was young. Back in those Kagnew-times in Asmara, it was one of the most liked journals. Unfortunately, in copying that style his tweets are becoming unquotable quotes.

      • Hashela

        ቓልካ እስዓር ለባም ሓወይ

        ቕልውላው እእትዮምልና እዞም ደቓሉ!

        • Haile S.

          ሓሸላ ሓወይ,

          እስኪ ኣስሕቐኒ
          ምስ ሃንጢሸው ድኣ ካይተሰርንቐኒ
          ቅልውላው ናይዚኦም ቢራ የስትየኒ
          ዓጽሚ ሰንጢቑ፡ ኣጻንዕ ሓንጎል እንሆ የሕክኸኒ

          ሓሸላ ሓወይ፡ ጸርፊ ኬን ንበሎ
          ነንከራርዎ ካብ ድርፎ ሓሊፉ ደንጎሎ
          ጥርሓ ዝተረፈት ባጽዕ ሰጊሩ፡ ኣብ ባሕሪ ክቑሎ

          ናይ ቲፋኖስ ዘረባ የድልዮ ቱርጁማን
          ንሱ ዝደሊ ክንቅበሎ ዝበሎ ኣማን ብኣማን
          ይረድኣና ኣይረድኣና ንሱ ዝርድኦ ጋም-ማን
          ተሰሪዕካ ምኻድ ካይጠመትካ ንጸጋም ንየማን

          ቲፋኖስ ምሓሾ ክጽሕፍ ብ-hiragana katakana
          ኤርትራውያን ቀርዩ ጃፓናዉያን ክንከውን እንታይ ተሪፉና

          • Hashela

            ብጎርዝኣ

            ኣሳርስረኒ
            ኣስሕቐኒ
            ኣኾልሰኒ
            ጛትተኒ
            ተወጥሐኒ
            እንዳበለት ኣዋሪዳትኒ
            ኣነስ በዚሑኒ
            ኣንዳ ስዋ ምምላስ ይሕሸኒ
            ኣብኡ ሃይለ ሓወይ ጸኒሑኒ
            ናይ ለባማት ምኽሪ ሂቡኒ

  • Lamek

    Thanks Aman. I can tell you that MS and ST are most able to do the biggest damage because they have canning abilities and charisma. They are masterful manipulators and extremely purposeful. Those are who I want to focus on and not the likes of peace and blink.

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Lamek,

      Actually, they are not even good manipulators. They don’t have substantive arguments, it is simply defending all kind of movements of the despot. Have you ever seen them opposing any of his destructive move. None at all. Take for instance “me and you” at time I agree with you and at another time I disagree with you, and vise versa. For his supporters he is the Alfa and Omega of Eritrea. They don’t have independent view, so to speak, from that of the official “talking point” of the government. I really mean it. My eyes is always on “Saay” because for right or wrong, he is a very influential debater. He is resourceful and he knows how to handle arguments. When we are in a contrarian mode, I enjoy debating with him substantively. I am glad to have him on our side against the despot.

  • Paulos

    ሰላም ብሩኻት ህዝበይ,

    በቐዳማይ ሓወቦይ ምሪጭ ብዛዕባ ፍረድሪክ ንቻ ንዓባየይ ዘዕለላ ክነግረኩም’የ ኢለ ኔረ ግን ኣይጣዓመን ምናልባት ጽባሕ ገለ ክፍትን’የ። ሎሚ ንዓይ ኣብ ሻብዓይ ክፍሊ ከለኹ ሓወቦይ ምራጭ ዝሓተተኒ ሕቶ ከዕልለኩም።

    ይዝከረኒ ሰምበት ንጉሆ እዩ ኔሩ ሓወቦይ ምራጭ ከም ኣመሉ ጋቢ ተወነዚፉ ጻሓይ ክውቃዕ ኣብቲ ጥቓ ካንቸሎ ኮፍ በለ። ካበይ መጸ ከይተባህለ ንዓይ ምስ ረኣየኒ ጻሓይ ካብ ምንታይ ተፈጢራ ኢሉ ይሓተኒ፣ ሕትኡ ብምቕጻል ኩሉ እዚ ኣብ ከባቢና ዘሎ ካብ ምንታይ ተፈጢሩ ኢሉ ይሓተኒ፣ ኣነኻኣ በቲ ሕቶ ቁሩብ ተዳናጊረ ከምዚ በልክዎ፣ ናይ ሳይንስ መምህርና መምህር ዓብደላ ከምዝማሃሩና ተኾይኑ ኩሉ ካብ ማተር እዩ ተፈጢሩ በልክዎ፣ በቲ መልሰይ ስለዘይዓገበ እቲ ማተር’ከ እንታ’ዩ መሰረታዊ ትሕዝትኡ ኢሉ ይሓተኒ፣ ኣነ’ኻኣ እዚኣስ ኣይበጻሕናያን ይብሎ።

    ኩሉ ነገራት መሰረታዊ ትሕዝትኡ ኳንተም ፊልድ [Quantum Field] እዩ ይብለኒ። ዘረብኡ ብምቕጻል እዚ ፊልድ’ዚ ሰለስተ መሰረታዊ ነገራት ዝሓዘ እዩ:

    ሀ. ማተር ፓርቲክል [Matter Particle]
    ለ. ፎርስ ፓርቲክል [Force Particle]
    ሐ. ሂግስ ቦዞን [Higgs Boson]

    እታ ናይ መጀመርታ እንታይነት ናይ ማተር ትነግረና እያ ይብለኒ፣ ማለት ይብል እቶም ኣብ ኣቶም [ኣተም] ዘለው መለት እዩ–ኤሌክትሮንስ፣ ፕሮቶንስ፣ ንውትሮንስ።

    እታ ካልአይቲ እቶም ሓይልታት [Forces] እዞም ኣብ ላዕሊ ዝተጠቕሱ ዝጥቀሙሎም ማለት እዩ። እቶም ሓይልታት እንታይ ምዃኖም ጸኒሕና ክንሪኦም ኢና ይብለኒ።

    እታ ሳልሰይቲ ነቶም ኣብ መጀመርያ ዝተጠቕሱ ንነብሲወከፎም ክብደት [Mass] ዝህቦም እዩ።

    በሓፈሻዊ ኣዛራርባ እቶም ኣብ መጀመርታ ዝተጠቕሱ ፈርምዮንስ [Fermions] ይባሃሉ፣ እቶም ኣብ ካልኣይ ዝተጠቕሱ ቦዞንስ [Bosons] ይባሃሉ። ንኽብሪ ንሓደ ጥልያን ሊቅ ዝነበረ ኤንሪኮ ፌርሚ ዝተባህለ፣ ንሓደ ህነዲ ሊቅ ዝነበረ ሳትየንድራ ቦስ ዝተዋህበ ኣስማት እዩ። እዚ ዓይነት ኣካፋፍላ መሰረታውያን ነገራት ሰታንዳርድ ኳንተም ፊልድ ትዮሪ [Standard Quantum Field Theory] ተባሂሉ ይጽዋዕ።

    እምባኣር ሕጂ እቶም ኣብ ላዕሊ መሰረታውያን ዝበልናዮም ጠቒስናዮም ኣለና፣ እቶም ሓይልታት [Forces] ዝበልናዮም ግን ኣይጠቐስናዮምን፣ እንታይ ይባሃሉ?
    ቅድሚ ንሱ ምርኣይና ግን ሓደ ነገር ኣሎ ክንሪኦ ዘለና፣ ኤለክትሮንስ መሰረታውያን እዮም፣ ፕሮቶንስን ንውትሮንስን ግን መሰረታውያን ኣይኮኑን፣ እዚማለት እንታይ ማለት’ዩ ፕሮቶንስ ንውትሮንስ ናብ ኣዝዮም ዝናኣሱ ኮርክስ [Quarks] ዝተባህሉ ይምቀሉ እዮም። ሰለስተ ኮርክስ ሓደ ፕሮቶን ይሰርሑ፣ ከምኡ’ኻኣ ሰለስተ ኮርክስ ሓደ ንውትሮን ይሰርሑ፣ እንታይ ፍልልይ ኣለዎም’ዳኣ ዝብል ሕቶ ክላዓል ይኽእል እዩ።

    ዋላኳ ክልቲኦም ነብሲወከፎም ካብ ሰሰለስተ ኮርክስ ተተሰርሑ እቲ ኣቕጣጫ ናይቶም ኮርክስ ኣብ ፕሮቶንን ንውትሮንን ፍልልይ ኣለዎ። ንምሳሌ ሓደ ፕሮቶን ካብ ክልተ ንላዕሊ ዘቕንዑ ኮርክስ [Up Quarks] ሓደ ንታሕቲ ዘቕነዐ [Down Quark] ዝተሰርሐ ክኸውን ከሎ፣ ንውትሮን ግን ካብ ክልተ ንታሕቲ ዘቕንዑ [Down Quarks] ካብ ሓደ ንላዕሊ ዘቕነዐ [Up Quark] ዝተሰርሐ እዩ።

    ሕጂ እቶም ሓይልታት [Bosons] እንታይ ምዃኖም ንርአ:

    ሀ. ኤሌክትሮንስ ከም ሓይሊ ፎቶንስ [Photons] ይጥቀሙ
    ለ. ኮርክስ ከም ሓይሊ ግልዎንስ [Gluons] ይጥቀሙ

    ስለዚ ኣብዚ ከምንርእዮ ዘለና ኤሌክትሮንስን ኮርክስን ፈርምዮንስ [Fermions] እዮም፣ ፎቶንስን ግልዮንስን ቦዞንስ [Bosons] እዮም።

    ኣብዚ ሓደ ኣገዳሲ ዝኾነ ነገር ኣሎ፣ ንሱ’ኻኣ ኤሌክትሮንስ ምስቲ ዝጥቀሙሉ ሓይሊ ብሓፈሻ ኤለክትሮማግነቲክ ፎርስ [Electromagnetic Force] ይባሃል።

    ኮርክስን እቲ ዝጥቀሙሉ ሓይሊ ማለት ግልዎንስ ብሓፈሻ ሰትሮንግ ፎርስ [Strong Force] ይባሃል።

    ቀጺሉ ግን ሓወቦይ ምራጭ ከምዚ ይብል: ከምቲ ፈለማ ዝበልክዎ ኩሉ ነገር ካብ ኳንተም ፊልድ እዮ ተፈጢሩ፣ ከም ዝፍለጥ ግን ኣርባዕተ ናይ ተፈጥሮ ፊልድስ እዮም ዘለው፣ ክሳዕ ሕጁ ግን ክልተ ፊልድስ ወይካኣ ፎርስስ [Electromagnetic Force and Strong Force] ኢና ርኢና ዘለና፣ እቶም ክልተ ፎርስስ ማለት ዊክ ፎርስን [Weak Force] ግራቪተሽናል ፎርስ [Gravitational Force] ናበይ ኣበሉ?

    ብምቕጻል ሓወቦይ ምራጭ ከምዚ ይብል: መጀመርታ እዚ ዊክ ፎርስ ከመይ ከምዝኾነ ንርአ፣

    ከምቲ ኣብ ላዕሊ ዝተገልጸ፣ ኮርክስ ከም Up ወይካኣ Down እዮም ዝግለጹ፣ እዚ ዓይነት ባህሪ ናይ ኮርክስ ሊቃውንቲ ፍሌቨር [Flavor] ኢሎም ይጽውዕዎ። ነዚ ዓይነት ዘተኮረ መጽናዕቲ ኳንተም ፍሌቮ ዳይናሚክስ [Quantum Flavo Dynamics] ተባሂሉ ይጽዋዕ።

    እቲ ፍልልይ ኣብ ሞንጎ ፕሮቶንን ንዊትሮንን ኣብ እቲ ባሂሪ ናይ ኮርክስ ጥራሕ ዝተወሰነ ኣይኮነን፣ ካልእ ፍልልይ’ውን አለዎም፣ ንሱ እንታይ እዩ: ፕሮቶን ብጣዕሚ ርጉእ [Stable] እዩ፣ ንውትሮን ብኣንጻሩ ርጉእ ኣይኮነን ወይካኣ [[Unstable] እዩ። ስለዚ ንውትሮን unstable ስለዝኾነ ብናይ ረድዮኣክቲቪቲ ኣሳራርሓ ናብ ፕሮቶን ይቕየር እዩ፣ ክቕየር ከሎ ግን በቲ ፕሮሰስ ኣቢሉ ሓደ high energy ኤለክትሮንን ሓደ ንዊትሪኖ [Neutrino] የውጽእ–እዞም ክልተ ነዊሕ ዕድመ ዘይብሎም [Short Lived] ውጽኢት ፓርቲክልስ ሌፕቶንስ [Leptons] ተባሂሎም የጽውዑ። እቲ ነዚ ንኽገብር ዝጥቀመሎም ሓይሊ W+ and Z ተባሂሎም ይፍለጡ [Bosons] ማለት እዮም። እዚ ኣሳራርሓ እዩ ዊክ ፎርስ [Weak Force] ተባሂሉ ዝጽዋዕ።

    ተመሊስና ነቲ ናይ ስትሮንግ ፎርስ [Strong Force] ባህሪ ተሪኢና ሓደ ነገር ንዕዘብ: ከም ዝፍለጥ እዚ ስትሮንግ ሓይሊ እዩ ነቶም ኳርክስ ኣብ ፕሮቶንን ንውትሮንን ዘለው ካብቲ ኑዩክለስ [Nucleus] ናይቲ [Atom] ከምዘይወጹ ዝገብሮም፣ ከምቲ ኣብ ላዕሊ ዝተጠቕሰ እቶም ኳርክስ ንፕሮቶንን ንኑትሮንን ብሓንሳብ ንምሓዝ ወይካኣ ምእካብ ጥቀሙሉ ሓይሊ ግልዎንስ ይባሃሉ፣ እቲ ፍሉይ ዝገብሮም እንታይ እንታይ እዩ እንተበልና፣ እቶም ኳርክስ ብፍጹም ክፋላለዮ ኣይክእሉን ጥራሕ ዘይኮነ ከተራሐሕቖም እንተፈተንካ እቲ ሓይሎም እንዳ በርተዐ ይኸይድ፣ ማለት ንምሳሌ ክልተ ካላሚታ እንድሕር ኣራሓሒቕካዮም ሓይሎም እንዳደኸመ ይኸይድ፣ ብኣንጻሩ ኳርክስ ግን እንድሕር ክትፈልዮም ፈቲንካ እቲ ሓይሎም ዝያዳ እንዳ በርተዐ ይኸይድ፣ እዚ ፍሉይ ባህሪ ናይ ኮርከስ ሊቃውንቲ ሕብሪ ወይካኣ [Color or Chrome] ኢሎም ይሰምይዎ፣ ነዚ ፍሉይ ባህሪ ዘተኮረ መጽናዕቲ ኳንተም ክሮሞ ዳይናሚክስ [Quantum Chromo Dynamics] ተባሂሉ ይጽዋዕ።

    ስለዚ ይብል ሓወቦይ ምራጭ፣ ኩሉ ነገር ካብ ሓደ መሰረታዊ ኳንተም ፊልድ ካብ ተፈጥረ፣ ዝተፋላለዩ ፓርቲክልስን ናቶም ሓየልታት ንርእየሉ ዘለና ምኽንያት እቲ ፊልድ ክርበሽ ከሎ እዩ [When the field is perturbed.] ቀጺሉ ይብል ሓወቦይ፣ ምናልባሽ እዚ ኣባሃህላ’ዚ ምስቲ በቐዳማይ ብዛዕባ ዘልዓልናዮ Immanuel Kant ዝበሎ ሜታፊዚካላዊ Pure Reason ዝተታሐሐዘ ክኸውን ይኽእል።

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      ሰላም ዶ/ር ጳውሎስ,

      ግደፎ እዚ ፖለቲካ:: ግርም ጌይርካ ነዚ አስተምህሮ ሳይነስ ተታሓሒዝካዮ አለኻ:: በጃኻ በዚ አስፊልካዮ ዘለኻ አስተምህሮ ቀጽሎ::

      ሓውኻ
      አ.ሕ

      • Paulos

        Selam Professor A. Hidrat,

        Thank you for the encouragement Sir. I appreciate.

        ፖለቲካ’ኳ ምስ ደምና ተሓዋዊሱ’ዩ፣ ከቢድ’ዩ ክንገድፎ ግን ንለውጢ ክኸውን ሓደሓደ ጊዜ ብዛዕባ ሳይንስ ወይካኣ ካልኦት ነገራት ንዛረብ።

        • Selamat Denmarkino Aarkey Professor Paul,

          “ፖለቲካ’ኳ ምስ ደምና ተሓዋዊሱ’ዩ፣ ከቢድ’ዩ ክንገድፎ ግን ንለውጢ ክኸውን ሓደሓደ ጊዜ ብዛዕባ ሳይንስ ወይካኣ ካልኦት ነገራት ንዛረብ።”

          What if we model our politics with science and then speak of both politics and science simultaneously.
          Your uncle MiraCh is very thorough in his detailed teaching of matter the particle. I believe there are also double that amounts of quarks in the 2nd generation. I wonder if you can ask Haweboy Mirach about this and most of all about antimatter. Yes it is almost as if Haweboy Mirach has learned all that is to learn about matter particle since what what further knowledge can be gained after discovering the Higgs boson. There exists only fields in the universe and only when the observer, Haweboy Mirach, takes a look does the matter particle materialize. Now the standard quantum field theory is complete (nearly complete?) and your wonderful uncle gave you and us a very clear picture of matter, we are now lacking a similar breakdown to understand the other particle which is the antimatter.
          As you know all the matter in the universe. including tSeHay and the galaxy is only five percent of the total stuff in the universe. The rest of the stuff in the universe is composed of dark matter 20% and dark energy 75% which even Hawebokha Mirach doesn’t know what they are exactly. You can read my earlier post, where I stated antimatter, that should have annihilated everything but mysteriously disappeared after the Big Bang, can very well be dark energy. Since we know now and the physics text books have been corrected to state energy cannot be created or destroyed, the energy created from the coming together and annihilating one another to create energy, I am predicting or theorizing experimental physicists, Haweboy Mirach’s grand nephew, will confirm they have found the disappeared antimatter.
          Why are we here? We should have been annihilated after the Big Bang because of the equal amount of matter and antimatter that was created.
          The science model of politics:
          In another Bang that happened 13.7 Billion years after the Big one, creating the Eritrean universe on September 1, 1961 equal amounts of matter and antimatter were created. These particles are not the electrons, protons, neutrons or quarks however. The matter and antimatter that were created 58 years ago are ELF and EPLF particles which practice mutual annihilation. A decade or so after this bang, there was a slight imbalance in the Eritrean Universe that created a slightly more EPLF matter than the ELF antimatter. The EPLF matter and ELF antimatter then came into contact and started annihilating one another endangering the very existence of the Eritrean Universe. For the sake of the fulfilling the creation of the Eritrean Universe, the more endowed with wisdom ELF antimatter decided to disappear by taking refuge in other multiverses existing as dark matter with the property of not interacting with the matter EPLF it left behind. Along with the ELF dark matter the annihilated ELF antimatter and EPLF matter was converted to dark energy. The properties of the Eritrean matter, antimatter, dark matter and dark energy can potentially in the short or long term annihilate Eritrea OR be instrumental in expanding the Eritrean Universe and keep compact and united the galaxy within the Eritrean Universe that consists of stars and planets in the form of the nine Eritrean nationalities and various associations and parties. As it stands now, just like matter in the universe the EPLF is only 5% and the dark matter and dark energy is the rest 95%.
          I Will be back to list the functions of the ELF antimatter but first I await your Hawebokha’s scientific thoughts on antimatter, dark matter and dark energy so that Eritrea can avert annihilation in these tense and dark times.

          tSAtSE

          • Paulos

            Selam Tsatse Arkey,

            ለብዘበን ኣይተኻኣልካን ጻጸ ዓርከይ።

            Your energetic imagination is on fire! Imagine if we had a Journal for Eritrean Institute Of Theoretical And Particle Physics. And publishing your theory where the ELF-EPLF conjuncture is a chiral mirror of Particle/Anti-Particle duality. Isaias would definitely object where he would say, Abdella Idris is not in anyway his Anti-Self.

            That said, it is true that the theory is not complete where the elusive Gravity is refusing to be reconciled with in the Standard Quantum Field Theory. But there is a rising and potentially with an answer to the age old conundrum a rival to String Theory called, “Loop Quantum Gravity.”

            Basically what it says is that, the only way General Theory of Relativity as in Space-Time can be reconciled with the Standard Quantum Field Theory is if we try to quantize Space-Time. Space can be quantized by taking a Plank size Area and Volume and Time can be quantized by injecting Entropy as a measure of the missing information say, in an expanding Black-Hole. It sounds a bit complicated but it really is not. When you have time, check out Lee Smolin and Carlo Rovelli for they are the rising stars of “Loop Quantum Gravity.” It is fascinating to say the least.

  • said

    Greetings,
    we always had in past committed Unionist and today committed for NUS re-rapprochement with MAMA ETHIOPIA. Arrogantly and intentionally they seemed not discovered the ideas of democracy and civil rights, there is No equivalence between those who propound to the dictator criminal views and those who oppose them.
    Some Eritrean group allies ,who ever ruled Eritrea they went along with ruler , they are opportunist and the as same vain of the criminal mind and they are fickle. Some of them were for Ethiopian rule . Before that may be they were for Italian fanciest rule , they were obedient with the regime that ruled Eritrea and now with the PFDJ, Whoever comes next, they’ll be happy to ruled in same manner.
    They are expert to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions. Eritrean people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the divider’s , which is the antithesis of the values which Eritrea hope to represents rule of law and democracy — decency, tolerance and respect.

  • Hayat Adem

    Dear friends,
    An Ethiopian diplomat has announced that a detail agreement on the relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea is being tabled for a formal signature by the two leaders. He said the agreements look into trade, economy, ports, immigration and connecting infrastructures. The Ethiopian Ambassador to Eritrea disclosed to an Ethiopian media that once the two leaders signed, it would be sent to respective legislative bodies for ratification. Well, is Eritrea to outsource the legislative function too?

    • Haile WM

      hey Hayat,

      the only legislative body of eritrea is Iseyas, he is the legislative body, the executive body, head of the special courts and the geometra of Adi Halo dam. no need to outsource any of these functions 🙂

      anyways if you want to read something from the regime you have to see what ambassador Estifanos has to say on twitter these days. and the last one about boundaries of the two countries is more revealing than ever.

      • Hayat Adem

        Hi Haile,
        Is he saying some of the stuff on his own or commissioned by his boss? In any case, he is something else. I sometimes think of his role to entertain the world.

        • Haile WM

          are you kidding ?

          let alone he saying something on his own he can’t even pee if his boss does not give prior authorization. People disappeared for much less thank twittering on their own

      • Senay Zer

        Dear Haile WM — Good point. The tweets by Ambassador Estifanos and Sophia indicate the gov of PIA is preparing their followers yet for another surprise (same strategy they employed last summer with the article by the lady from The Atlantic Council). My guess is, in the best case scenario, they have agreed to forgo some land that belong to Eritrea according to the rulling of the border commission (Irob possibly, even may be Badme). In the worst case scenario, it may involve, not so obvious, but gradual transfer of significant and meaningful land (Asseb?) or even the confederation/integration of various nature that the team of PMAA has been coughing up lately. In any case, wait for the Semere Tesfais to contort themselves to spin whatever is coming.

        • Millennium

          Hi Senay:

          You have such a wild imagination! and all that based on a twit by a certain ambassador; he probably wrote something you didn’t understand and you have chosen to spin it to fit into that imagination

          Regards

        • Alex

          Hi Senay Zer,
          You are trying to guess some thing that is above your pay grade. You are trying to agree with some people who are paranoid about what will happen to irob,badme or assab as if they are negotiable by anybody including PFDJ. We paid so much blood for all based on colonial boundaries to remain Eritrean land forever.

    • Lamek

      Hi Hayat, I wouldn’t even be surprised if the current Ethiopian leaders including the PM think there is a functional legislative body in Eritrea. They appear that oblivious to the facts on the ground in Eritrea.

    • Ismail AA

      Selam Hayat Adem,

      I also read the news. The source is Redwan Hussien, Ethiopia’s ambassador in Eritrea. With follow up of the Eritrea’s despot in past many months, and his dealings with Dr. Abij and officials in the Amhara state (klil) in mind, what the Ethiopian said could be much less than what he did not say. The devils work could be in the details that will be kept in tightly sealed closet.

      As to legislative counterpart in Eritrea, let us wait how the regime propaganda spinners would weave the “rational” in their attempt to compensate for the omission – an impossible feat indeed, but also a burden the despot would expects them to toil for.

      • Millennium

        Hi Ismail:

        You are talking about things that are not said and matters of “sealed closet” and at the same breathe hinting that you are waiting to see how others will spin this; apparently, you seem to be unaware how masterfully you are spinning this yourself!

        Regards
        Millennium

        • Ismail AA

          Selam Millennium,

          Thanks for the brief but also acute comment. All of us do business in a realm called politics. What I tried to state is the obvious we learnt from Nsu, to borrow this iconoclastic term Aklilu Zere graced us. He never does things with transparency, including liquidation of opponents. He depends on others to do his bid or rationalize his whimsical deeds.

    • Selamat Hayat Adem,

      “Well, is Eritrea to outsource the legislative function too?” Yeahhh that will infect be the problem. The closest Eritrea can outsource it to would be the TPLF assembly. Hopefully they have not disbursed far from the their 44th assembly.

      Chew aloki. The Eritreans should be debating and acting on the dilemma you have identified. Where is MaHmuday “The Best” Salim?

      tSAtSE

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. Does anyone have any statistics (even estimations) on the number of minors (<18 years old) that are currently imprisoned in Eritrea? The idea of these kids remaining locked up for political reasons is monstrously sick.

    • Berhe Y

      Hi FishMilk,

      Everything, I mean everything, IA and his PFDJ group do injustice against the Eritrean people is monstrously sick to use your words.

      How about we account for all prisoners, all over 10,000 of them.

      Berhe

      • FishMilk

        Hi Berhe Y. Imprisonment of minors is an issue for which penetrates everyone’s heart (inside & outside Eritrea) and now that we are under peacetime conditions, a rallying call thereto should be screamed. This is not diminish the importance of all political and religeous prisoners who should also be immediately freed.

        • Haile S.

          Selam FishMilk,

          As per your claim the other day, if people like you who are very close to the regime don’t screammmm and get heard, how can those who are far from and even are not recognized by the regime be heard?

          The Eritrean people have never stopped from screaming in silence like the painting of Edvard Munch! Those who should translate that silent roar to a real scream are people like you whose boulevard to the regime and connexion is wide open.

          • FishMilk

            Hi Haile S. I hear you loud and clear. But I am asking for help on the numbers side. I am looking for any data source on minor prisoners under the age of 18; preferably disaggregated by age and gender. Thanks.

          • Haile S.

            Selam FishMilk,

            If you really you need numbers for this; again, there no other but you, who can predict better. Although some had reproached your predictions as phantasmagoric, you had some hits! The other day, weeks after you said lists of opposition websites receiving support from tplf will be published soon or something to that effect, an individual has come accusing Eritrean opposition websites and individuals using nefarious language of another epoch that we thought was over since our love affaire of 2018. See his article linked at Meskerem dot com entitled የኤርትራው ጀብሀ….

          • FishMilk

            Merci beaucoup Haile. I thought that you would have this information readily accessible from the UNPO office in Brussels. No?

          • FishMilk

            Salut Haile. Ne pouvez-vous pas demander au professeur Mirjam van Reisen à Bruxelles de vous fournir cette information? Elle doit l’avoir non?

          • Haile S.

            Cher PoissonLait (FishMilk),

            Comme vous parlez de Bruxelles, votre historiette est une histoire belge!*
            Translation: Since you are speaking about Brussels, you story is a belgian joke.
            *histoire belge is an expression used by the french when referring to an incongruous joke. A joke made to laugh, where you may end up laughing anyway not on the substance, but at its absence and incongruous nature. By joke, I am referring to your attempt at exoneration the regime using tasteless spin ባዕላ መምጽኢት ደርፊ፡ ባዕላ መጥፍኢት ደርፊ. Otherwise there is absolutely NO joking about those imprisoned without any charge including one famous child who turned adult in prison.

          • FishMilk

            Hi Haile S. You need to dispense of your tubular vision for I have never made a single statement of support for the PIA/PFDJ regime nor for its horrendous treatment of prisoners. On the side, I am well familiar with the joke you have cited.

  • Brhan

    Hello awatistas
    I have a problem with Semere T or some commentators below with a country they calll Ethiopia
    They seem to depict Ethiopia as that Ethiopia who was ruling Eritrea , the Ethiopia of Amhara and Amharized elite. If Semere T and the others are still thinking of that Ethiopia then a lot of points in their analysis will be good for nothing. Remember whose side a Somali or Afar even an Oromo was during our struggle for independence . These people sympathized with us . And they were against that elite which tried to rule them by iron and fist and like EPLF and TPLF they rose arms to fight it: OLF, WSLF, and others
    In our discourse about Ethiopia, we have to be precise of who is saying what? If we are reading Ethiopia , we must read from east to west to south ….what I listen here are answers feed backs to one group : Amhara and Amharized elite voices ,,,,what are the Somali, Afar, Oromo and others saying of what is going on between Eritrea and Ethiopia governments? Do they matter to us or only the Amhare and the Tigray are what matters to Eritrea?

    • Mez

      Dear Brhan,

      I think your “expiration date” is approaching. The more I read you, the more the same you are.

      Thanks

      • Brhan

        Dear Mez,
        Sometimes opinions can be true and Mez…Meziz መጺጽ ( sour) It is hard to swallow

      • Senay Zer

        Dear Mez — Get off your high horse, please. Who are you to assign ‘expiration date’ and of all the naughty people in the forum you target Brhan?! He may not have the best communication skills, but his logic and persuasion is clear. It’s even more disingenuous that you tell one person to expire (Brhan) and another one to stand his ground (Lamek). Not a good look.

        • Brhan

          Dear Senay
          If I feed you well from where did I bring the meal
          You said I persuaded you ( I really do not have any goal to persuade here except to discuss ) persuasion is not like a magic bullet
          I hope I did not persuaded you …..

        • Lamek

          Dear Senay, it really boggles my mind what these vile people stand for. My stance is:

          1. PFDJ is the number one enemy of the Eritrean people at this time by far.

          2. We cannot have a strong relation with Ethiopia while antagonizing the people of Tigrai. Having a strong and cordial relation with the people of Tigrai is a must before we can have any lasting good neighborliness with Ethiopia.

          3. The Amhara elites pose the greatest threat to the sovereignty of Eritrea. They may not pick arms to fight us but they will continuously undermine our nationhood, values, culture, map, what have you.

          4. As the AT said the other day, IA has irreconcilable grievance with the Eritrean people and so hoping he will institute reforms, implement any popular constitution, reconcile with all Eritreans is a pipe dream. Moreover, since he knows that his crimes are unforgivable, he will do everything he can to stay in power until his last day on earth. There is no two ways about this. He will die in office. I strongly believe this is the sole reason he made peace with Abiy.

          5. The Eritrean opposition organizations appear dysfunctional to me but I have very limited knowledge of them. They need to really work hard to show the Eritrean people that they are worthy of their attention. But PFDJ’s formidable campaign in the last 20 years has damaged the opposition orgs irreparably. An extremely charismatic person has to come out of somewhere and unite all the silent majority.

    • Semere Tesfai

      Selam Brhan

      “Some of our commentators are still depicting Ethiopia as that Ethiopia who was ruling Eritrea , the Ethiopia of Amhara and Amharized elite. If we are still thinking of that Ethiopia then a lot of points in their analysis will be good for nothing. But as SGJ reminded us many times that Ethiopia of today is different than Ethiopia of the Hailes: H. Slase and Halile Mariam.”

      Brhan: probably today’s Ethiopia is different; don’t know. And I hope it is. But the assurance on your comment is not going to give much comfort to many Eritreans. And to make my point, let me share with you and with the Awate readers what happened to me last night after I got home from work – about an hour after my response to Saay. But before my story, first let me throw a hair follicle to the Awate forensic scientists.

      Me and my wife been married for a long, long time. We talk about everything under the sun but not much about Eritrean politics – although we’ve almost the same opinion on every issue. As an American regular voter, my wife is more interested in American politics than Eritrean politics. I’m opinionated political junkee only here at Awate; not outside Awate. My wife love Youtube songs – Eritrean, Tigrean, Amharic and some times Sudanese music. But she only knows few Amharic, Tigrayit, Arabic words – Amharic words less of them all. Now let me finish the rest of the story in Tigrigna and English to confuse my Ethiopian readers 🙂

      Last night, after I got home I did the daily routine – took shower, changed, and went to the dinning table to eat. Right when when I started eating:

      – My wife – standing next to me, said in a flirty way “ዋሃ ትፈልጊ ኣለሽ?”
      – Me – Since I never saw that coming, I was stunned. Not knowing what to say, I just kept laughing, and laughing, and laughing…..
      – My wife – ኣማርኛ ኣይትናገር?
      – Me – No. What do you want me to say? ግን፡ ወሃ ትፈልጋለህ? እዩ ዝበሃል በልኩዋ
      – My wife – ሰሚዕካዶ……. ካብ ዓድናስ 60 ደረፍቲ ንኢትዮጵያ ከይዶም? What’s going on?
      – Me – I don’t know (while laughing uncontrollably)
      – My wife – You know. ኣብ Youtube ሪኤዮም ‘ንድየ፡፡ በዓል ወዲ ትኹል፡ በዓል ዘማች፡ በዓል በረኸት መንግስተኣብ፡ በዓል ፍሒራ…… በቃ ዝተረፈ የለን። ኩሎም….. ካብ ኩለን ብሄራት ኣብኡ ከይዶም። ኣብኡ ከይዶም ‘ታይ ኢሎም ‘ሞ ክደርፉ? ደርፊ ጠፊእዎም ላለይ ላለይ……. ትሪም ትሪም ኢልካስ ጠጠው። ኣብ ዓዶም ከይዶም ክጸርፍዎም ኣይክእሉን ‘ዮም፡፡ ካልእ ‘ሞ ‘ታይ ደርፊ ‘ሎ?
      ኣብኡ interview ኣግቢሮሞም ድማ በምሓርኛ “ክንፋቶ ኣለና” “የሕዋቲና” “ክንቀራረብ ኣለና” “እዚ ህዝቢ መምስ ናፍቖቱ እዩ ተፈላልዩ ዝነብር ነሩ” “እዚ ግን ክተርፍ ኣለዎ” ኢልካ መዓት ዘረባ፡ መዓት ክምስምስ፡ መዓት ፍሽኽሽኽ ‘ዩ ይብለካ።
      ሎምስ….. ንብሎ ‘ኳ ጠፊእና!!

      የሕዋትና ካብ ድፋዕ ወጺኦም ደሮና እግሮም ከይነገፉ፡ ቁስልና ከይሓወየ፡ ደምናን ረሃጽናን ከይነቐጸስ ክንድዚ ኮሸምሸም። እቲ ዓዓድኻን፡ ከክብረትካን ሒዝካ ጽልኢ እንታይዶ ገርና ነሩ ድዩ?ሕራይ፡ እቲ ሰላም ምህላው ጽቡቕ ‘ዩ – ኩልና ኢና ንሰላም ንደልዮ። እቲ ንግዲን ሰብ ከምድላዩ ምምልላስን ‘ውን ጽቡቕዩ። ግን ንብዓትና ገና ከይነቐጸ፡ ጽባሕ እንታይ ይገብሩና ከይፈለጥካስ፡ ክንድዚ ዘረባ። ዋይ ዉርደት!
      And I was speechless; didn’t know what to say. The point:

      I know my wife doesn’t represent all Eritreans. But for sure, her apprehension about the fast moving Ethio-Eritrean rapprochement is shared by many Eritreans. And it is not without a reason. We Eritreans are anxious and worried because we’ve been down this road many times. We greeted Haileselassie with flowers and colorful dances – people lined-up as far as the eye can see. And we know how all that ended. And to an extent, we greeted the same way Aman Andom and Meles Zenawi. And we all know how that ended as well. Again, we’re doing (greeting) the same old thing to Dr. Abiy this time. I hope this time is different.

      But I want:

      A. – The Ethiopian elite and the Ethiopian people to understand our (Eritreans) apprehension.

      B. – And I urge the Isaias/PFDJ regime to walk with the Eritrean people very slowly and very cautiously through this intricate maze of Ethio-Eritrean rapprochement process. And if the PFDJ regime miscalculates any of its moves in this process, not only it is going to end the life of PFDJ as we know it, but it may even be costly enough to endanger the life of Eritrea as a nation.

      Semere Tesfai

      • Brhan

        Dear Semere,
        Thank for sharing the story. I also meet with ordinary Eritreans and by this I mean Eritreans of all walks of life…diversity in all its forms including those 3rd generation Eritreans whose parents, family members and relatives as well as friends were massacred in Eritrea and they were lucky to flee to the Sudan, this have been waiting justice for a long time…the regime did not allow them return to Eritrea and now the regime is dealing with another Ethiopian regime int he same token previous regime dealt with us ….Ethiopia never apologized for the massacres , thanks to the regime who has been mum in this issue .for this people this rapprochement has become a night mare …it is as if telling to someone to love to his or her cause of misery
        In other side I see also pro regime and sometimes their confusion is crystal clear and they become ashamed of it ….for them the regime has been a fighter in the ring and now it is in the ring fighting its shadow ….but they will tell their fighter is punching Woyane and when you ask them why your fighter is walking holding the hand of his foe and they say that is part of his game

  • saay7

    Selamat Semere T:

    Well argued points. Let’s see where I may have slight disagreements with you which, apparently, is everywhere. Smile.

    1. There is nothing irreconcilable between the “cultures, faiths” of Ethiopia and the Middle East. True, they are a sea apart (geographically) but there is much shared history, not to mention faith (assuming the Islamic identity of Ethiopia is not superficial) between the two. Irreconcilable would be, for example, capitalism vs communism or theism vs atheism. Abbysinia is simply the core of Ethiopia and define Ethiopia by reference to “Abyssinia” is akin to foreigners referring to the US as “yankees.”

    2. The rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia is a rapprochement of governments and their supporters. (Even the much ballyhood people-to-people cultural troupe concert now underway is that between government employees—almost all the Eritrean musicians are–interviewed by state employees (Ethiopian state media) and welcomed by and hosted at government owned facilities where they can sign songs of people prevented from entering Eritrea (eg. they sang Osman Abdulrahim’s “quxri slki.”) Peace–the absence of war, the facilitation of people and goods–is a great thing. It is happening now for the same reason it was denied before: it serves the interests of the governments. And such, it is not deeply rooted.

    3. I believe your characterization of Qey Bahrachn (“our Red Sea”) as emanating from Tigrayan and Amhara elites is characteristically Eritrean and wrong. Our (Eritrean) problem is we think anyone who speaks Amharic is Amhara. But this is our ignorance of Ethiopia talking. Some of the most militant Qey Bahrachn are not Amhara or Tigrayan: they are Gurage, Oromo, Gamo Weliyta Sidama. Since we Eritrean have had a long history of miscalculation (resulting in 20 out of the last 28 years in some kind of war), perhaps it is time for us to humble ourselves and acknowledge we don’t know Ethiopia as much as we think we do. The most relevant part (to me) is that the so-called Team Lemma (whose reform in Ethiopia I greatly admire) has been very coy about Red Sea and very blunt about its ambitions to have naval forces.

    4. Your assessment of TPLF (descending) is not supported by the facts. We can talk about the need for Eritrea to be flexible (theory) but the TPLF practices it: just yesterday it reconciled with itself: members who had been arrested kicked out in previous power squabbled were welcomed. In contrast, Eritrea’s ruling party is on a constant path of “Tesfiya”: in his last interview, PIA stated that those who advocate demarcation and those who say “let’s learn from our recent history and go slow” are wiseguys and know-nothings. One thing the TPLF politics has done is remove the tatoo of ethnic identity in Ethiopia so now you have the Amhara embracing ethnic identity. Many of them are One-Ethiopia guys who firmly believe that (a) they never lost the war in Ethiopia; (b) Eritreans ARE Ethiopians and (c) they have legal, moral, historical claim to the Sea. What is our argument to them: “Eritrea is recognized by the UN, etc, etc?” That’s it? Sounds a lot like what Eritreans used to say when you used to talk to them about the threat of Weyane.

    5. Your “Ethio-Eritrean close relation is inversely proportional to the distance between Asmara and the dominant Ethiopian ethnicity in Addis Ababa (Menelik Palace) – the further the better” sound like a fine Mathematical formula. Now all you have to do is support it with facts. Some would say Ahmed Gragn came from a very, very far place and many of our people (in the Eritrean highlands) have terrible memories of him. Abiy Ahmed’s hero “Abba Jafer” is from Jimma, not exactly next door to Addis and he was not exactly Mr. Modernity. How do you know someone from Somali region of Ethiopia or the Southern part of Ethiopia is not going to be terrible for Eritrea? How is it that those most opposed to viewing things ethnically in Eritrea are very, very comfortable doing it in Ethiopia?

    6. With all due respect, of all your points, the most disheartening is your last one. This “lets pressure on our government to pressure Weyane” thing. It is comical at so many levels (A.) We have no pressure mechanism over the government of Eritrea: we don’t elect them and they don’t depend on our donation. Unless running a clock, Meskerem-style, is “pressue”; (B.) Abiy sees Tigrayan people as HIS people (one of the many reasons I am a fan) and he is not going to do anything that disrupts, inconvenienes them. At a public meeting (in the US), he has said that is a problem that he is going to low-prioritize for now because, he said, it is also a problem for Eritrea; (C) Isaias has said this is not a priority for him now; (D) there is nothing in the Algiers Agreement or the EEBC ruling that prevents both governments to come up with alternative solutions so long as both agree to them and you can bet they will.

    It is lack of legal political pluralism in Eritrea that gets people all worked up whenever they read what they consider inconsistent points. For example, Rush Limbaugh who used to rail against executive overreach when Obama was in charge now supports Trumps executive over reach. In the same manner, it doesn’t surprise me one bit when those who were railing “DEMARCATION NOW!” when weyane was in charge say “it is not a priority” and when those who were saying “it is not a priority” are now saying “DEMARCATION NOW!” It is called politics and there is an art to it.

    saay

    • Teodros Alem

      Selam Saay7
      Ur analysis on number 1, 3 and 5 r spot on Sir! Spacially number 1 and 3.
      The problem of some forumers(not Semere T) here in Awate, they know ethiopia mostly through fairy tales and armed struggle propaganda , they don’t know the real ethiopia.

      • Brhan

        Hello Teodros,
        Real Ethiopia….I would like to know it..can you tell me its geography, history and its political aspect and above all can you tell me who are the people of Real ethiopia …for example does it include the Somali of Somail Kilil?

        • Teodros Alem

          Selam brhan
          What i meant was Abyssinia is not the real ethiopia, to define ethiopia by reference to Abyssinia is like to refer the US as yankees.
          Somali kilil r real ethiopia and they r not Abyssinian and in the near future they will have a bigger role in economic and poltics than the so-called some Abyssinian.

      • Hameed Al-Arabi

        Hi Teodros Alem,

        My friend, don’t forget Ethiopia was in Eritrea for more than fifty years. Also, don’t forget Ethiopia thought us in schools Ethiopian culture,
        the masters’ language, cruelty and 3000 years of fake history. Eritreans understand Ethiopia more than Ethiopians themselves. We know in Ethiopia who were down trodden and who were masters and working hard to be masters again. Moreover, revolution entered to Ethiopia by Eritreans. Eritreans are teachers of revolution in the Horn.

        Eritrea had multiparty, freedom of press, rallies etc. since forties of last century. Could you name a country that had multi-party in that days except Egypt? I think, there was not, because most of African countries were under colonization of Africa. Eritrea after Italy was requested to determine her future, but Haile Selassie intervened and spoiled everything good and civilized in Eritrea. He has pulled Eritrea to his uncivilized world.

        The new generation may not know deeply about Ethiopian ethnic groups, but they know well about the rulers of Ethiopia and they have governed their subjects in the past and present, and may be at least in the near future.

        Al-Arabi

        • Teodros Alem

          selam arabi
          all i can come up with ur logic is, u r sick and mad because of tplf buried alive. that is all .
          for me i never entertained that tplf was eprdf since1993 ec.
          Just keep barking for the thing u don’t have any idea, maybe it will minimize ur stress.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Hi Teodros Alem,

            I don’t care a iota about your tplf. Take them to hell, grill them, griddle them, make them soup and drink t, eat them as raw meat or make them Kittifo with Mitmitah if you like. They are your brothers and sister. Whatever you do with them is not my job, but believe me I will condemn your savagery and inhumane conduct. I hope you are happy now.

            Al-Arabi

          • Teodros Alem

            selam arabi
            now ur sickness and anger is reached to cannibalistic and terrorist level just like tplf.
            tplfist r not my brothers and they will never be my brother, but all i need is to avoid them , just like everybody want to avoid cannibals and terrorist.

    • Hashela

      Selamat Saay

      Thank you for deconstructing the wobly construct Semere put together.
      It is time that we develop a nuanced view and understanding of our adversary in the south who regardless their ethnicity and age are united by their never-dying dream of owning sea outlet at the cost of Eritrea. The childish and senile behavior and understanding of a complexe and fast-developing political environment and constilation is too much for some of our veterans at home and abroad.

    • Semere Tesfai

      Selam Saay7

      Good to hear from you sir. And I’m honored to capture your attention. Again thank you in advance. Now my response to your take:

      1. – “There is nothing irreconcilable between the “cultures, faiths” of Ethiopia and the Middle East……”

      True; at least in theory. But when you add Israel and Western interest to the mix, it sure does look irreconcilable. And an intelligent argument could be made for it.

      2. – “The rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia is a rapprochement of governments and their supporters. (The Eritrean guests) are welcomed by and hosted at government owned facilities where they can sign songs of people prevented from entering Eritrea. Peace–the absence of war, the facilitation of people and goods–is a great thing. It is happening now for the same reason it was denied before: it serves the interests of the governments. And such, it is not deeply rooted.”

      True. But make no mistake, governments are run by the political elite – or by party bosses and their ardent supporters. And the whole idea (objective) is, in every way possible, to change the behavior of the ruling elite to better the nation. All by pressuring them to think differently. Because changing them requires equal and opposite force (vision and organizing wise), which neither Ethiopia nor Eritrea got at this point.

      3. – “I believe your characterization of Qey Bahrachn (“our Red Sea”) as emanating from Tigrayan and Amhara elites is characteristically Eritrean and wrong.”

      I could be. But let’s ask ourselves: if the Ethiopian elite argument for Ethio-Eritrean UNITY and KEY BAHRACHIN is because we both Eritreans and Ethiopians are one Habesha people – all with the same culture, the same faith, the same history, same feature, the same values, the same dress, the same dish……… Then how far to our South does this argument go – beyond Tigray and Amara Killils? I think not very far!

      4. – “Your assessment of TPLF (descending) is not supported by the facts.”

      I’m willing to be corrected. But they have to defy logic to end-up stronger and better (a) after their power and influence is reduced to Killil power from a national power (b) after the Ethio-Eritrean border is demarcated per EEBC ruling (probably with a little tweak) (c) after loosing all the economic and financial advantages their Killil was enjoying over the past three decades. We will see.

      5. – “Your “Ethio-Eritrean close relation is inversely proportional to the distance between Asmara and the dominant Ethiopian ethnicity in Addis Ababa (Menelik Palace) – the further the better” sound like a fine Mathematical formula. Now all you have to do is support it with facts.”

      National UNITY is always tested (troubled) by unhappy ethnics at the periphery. Fore example Tigreans in Ethiopia are only 6% of the total population. But they are always feared by Addis regimes because of their geographical location. Imagine if Tigreans were in Arusi or ShoA. Do you think they would have created for Addis regimes? Absolutely not.

      The point: If the dominant ethnic governing Ethiopia was from the Southern, Eastern or Western border of Ethiopia (a) Somalian and Kenyan ports would be more convenient for their constituents – not Red Sea (b) The governing elite would be less likely to antagonize Eritrea which would give the two Tigreans good reason to unite and destabilize the central government. (c) It is not just the cultural and blood relations with Eritreans that is tempting the Amaras and the Tigreans to salivate about the Red Sea, but the Red Sea’s proximity to them and the Power and Influence that comes with it, is that is pushing them to claim Eritrea as their own.

      6. – “With all due respect, of all your points, the most disheartening is your last one. This “lets pressure on our government to pressure Weyane” thing. It is comical at so many levels (A.) We have no pressure mechanism over the government of Eritrea: we don’t elect them and they don’t depend on our donation.”

      Yes, Abiy is not going to punish the Tigrean people to appease Isaias/PFDJ, and he shouldn’t but Eritrea cam make life difficult for the Woyanes by restricting the Zalambessa, Rama, and Badme ports. But I don’t believe for a second the Woyanes would pick a fight with Eritreans under any circumstance. They have more than enough on their plate to worry about.

      7. – “It is lack of legal political pluralism in Eritrea that gets people all worked up whenever they read what they consider inconsistent points.”

      Inconsistency in politics is a fact of life. Political positions are not anchored on principles as many want to believe. Forecasting, speculation and future expectations are what determines current political positions of individuals. Sad but true.

      please allow me to re-read and edit some things tomorrow morning. Good Night.

      Semere Tesfai

      • Hameed Al-Arabi

        Hi Semere Tesfai,

        I don’t want to go through all your scribbles above and analyse them. I will just endeavor to test your hypothesis in the following quotation.

        Could be. But let’s ask ourselves: if the Ethiopian elite argument for Ethio-Eritrean UNITY and KEY BAHRACHIN is because we both Eritreans and Ethiopians are one Habesha people – all with the same culture, the same faith, the same history, same feature, the same values, the same dress, the same dish……… Then how far to our South does this argument go – beyond Tigray and Amara Killils? I think, not that far!

        Are all Ethiopians have the same culture, faith, history, feature, values, dress and dish? No. The Oromos, Somalis, Afares, Southern people are different from Tigray and Amharas in faith, culture, history, feature, values, dress and dish.

        Are all Ethiopians Habeshas? No. I don’t think a Somali, Afar, Oromo, Southern peoples, or Bin Shangol are proud to be called Habeshas.

        Are all Eritreans Habeshas? No. Semere Tesfai, inductive or deductive reasoning doesn’t hold water among reality on the ground. He sees the world through his village binoculars. He is a local guy.

        The main reason that makes some Ethiopians consider Eritrea as part of Ethiopia is that some Eritreans speak proudly they are Habeshas. This name is bringing problems to the Eritrean people. Ethiopia doesn’t claim Somali, Djibouti and Kenya, because those peoples don’t claim they are Habeshas.

        Al-Arabi

    • aklilu zere

      Good day Saay.

      Your incisive and progressive analysis is the much needed balm to our aching hearts; troubled minds; zapped energies; emaciated spirits and agonized souls.

      You are a Precious Gift to us.

      THX Good brother

    • Brhan

      Hi Saleh,
      Thanks

    • Selamat Admiral,

      I am hearing voices again…. This time I want to go back and tune all that which I have heard. A what if this decision would have been made and grow it all the way to the present. What if the ELF fighters had accepted and mysteriously steered events to a different end to this time. Berhe Y and I are at it again and he seems to be agitated about something regarding his old fried Fareed, You have been incognito for a while. Were you close to the concerts in Bahr Dar. I though you may have been chilling with your friend Pillar. Today is Ethiopians 82nd Martyrs Day. I will have to ask my siblings take a picture in front of that monument. No, not HIMs statue.

      “It is happening now for the same reason it was denied before: it serves the interests of the governments. And as such, it is not deeply rooted. Because the culture of telling casual lies (we have assembly; we treasure all our artists; we are done with war) continues unabated. And will do so for as long as the culture of Isaias Afwerki reigns.”

      It is a good thing it won’t be long, the hopeful would say. There is no concerted efforts. It seems that everybody is preoccupied with DEMARCATION NOW or obsessed with Isaias is an Ethiopian and a spy. Even a documentary in Amharic with the same theme is being broadcast.
      The only Rey of hope is the town hall meetings and local elections that are being held in Eritrea. The ministry of information has unmuted the microphones in the meetings for a change. At least one can extrapolate and paint a picture of the reality on the ground, Hope the pressure from with in continues and grow rapidly and the mics will be turned on.

      “In the same manner, it doesn’t surprise me one bit when those who were railing “DEMARCATION NOW!” when weyane was in charge say “it is not a priority” and when those who were saying “it is not a priority” are now saying “DEMARCATION NOW!” It is called politics and there is an art to it.”

      An art to politics, yeah I understand. But I don’t think you are quite right on your criss crosses of the positions. There are other permutations like DN when Woyane was in charge and and DN now as well as those who though “it is not a priority” always.
      One last question for you: Is it better to demarcate under a militarized tense environment or a demilitarized peaceful environment? Just incase you missed your debates with Ayya Amanuel Hidrat.

      tSAtSE

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Solomon,

        The legal closure of the border is only when it is demarcated. EPRDF has accepted now. What is left now is (a) to make a call for UN to send technical supports (cartographers) (b) the leaders must sit on a round table to address the concern of the people of both sides of the border, to make swapping on the central zone, to have a lasting peace between the two people. It is not justifiable to move the armies of both sides from the border before the legal closure of the border. Demarcation is part of the legal ruling of EEBC. It looks childish for me to request moving of armies from the border before it is demarcated, as far as it was taken in the court as a border conflict. And hence the the ruling must be observed all its legal process from the beginning to the end. You can’t jump to other mysterious agreements before settling the border issue. It is just a conspiratorial agreement that does not bring a lasting peace.

        In the past the despot was refusing to sit and talk with their counterpart demanding demarcation before any kind of talk. Now when EPRDF accepted the ruling, it is not in his priority agenda. That in itself shows that the border issue wasn’t the cause of the war. Add to this that Badme was left for TPLF since 1982. Now is the time for demarcation when both sides accepted the ruling, before the volatile politics change to hamper the process.

    • Hayat Adem

      Saay,
      Thanks for the good note.

    • Nitricc

      B.) Abiy sees Tigrayan people as HIS people

      Hey SAAY; good to see you. The more I thought about the above take, the deeper I went to it and it gets very scary thought.

    • Hameed Al-Arabi

      Ahlan Saay,

      An excellent rebuttal, but here you are mistaken, ” Rush Limbaugh who used to rail against executive overreach when Obama was in charge now supports Trumps executive over reach. In the same manner, it doesn’t surprise me one bit when those who were railing “DEMARCATION NOW!” when weyane was in charge say “it is not a priority” and when those who were saying “it is not a priority” are now saying “DEMARCATION NOW!” It is called politics and there is an art to it. Those who were casually accusing any dissident of being a traitor are now being called traitors. C’est la vie.”

      I think, when Weyani was in charge the entire SOVEREIGNTY of Eritrea was not in danger as it is today. During Weyane was on office, there was a problem in border area as in many countries in the world. I don’t think you miss it the danger of, “I have given you everything, just guide us”, Dr. Meddamar speaks in the name of Eritrea, one army, navy force, one president and so on. One of the means to preserve our sovereignty is to pressure on demarcation. There is a big difference, brother Saleh. It is a grave mistake to compare and consider them similar those whose aim is to DIVERT, and those to protect Eritrea and construct justice and modern state.

      Al-Arabi

    • Berhe Y

      Hi Saay,
      On your point #3.

      “3. I believe your characterization of Qey Bahrachn (“our Red Sea”) as emanating from Tigrayan and Amhara elites is characteristically Eritrean and also wrong. Our (Eritrean) problem is we think anyone who speaks Amharic is Amhara. But this is our ignorance of Ethiopia talking. Some of the most militant Qey Bahrachn are not Amhara or Tigrayan: they are Gurage, Oromo (Team Lemma), Gamo, Weliyta, Sidama, etc.”
      I am not challenging you on your historical knowldge of the region. It bothers me greatly when I hear the word “Qey Bahrachn or Yebahir Ber” from any Ethiopian group. The reason for that is, when in their history (long history) that we know and remember did they ever have “Bahir”.

      With exception of Ras Alula and how deviously they managed to get hold of Eritrea, I don’t remember ever in our history that any Ethiopian ruler ever rule the Red Sea?

      So why can’t they claim the same to other parts of “Bahir” same way they bother and threat Eritrea… Like Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya for that matter. Why would an Oromo, Gurage, Weliyta, Sidama would bother Eritrea for it? When did they ever had access / claim to the Bahir.

      Please don’t get me wrong, having access to the sea is a right and Eritrea has not a problem and never had a problem. What I get irritated is the unwanted destruction that they caused us and them in the process for something they have access in the first place.

      I think, the future Eritrea should weigh in all the options and work towards creating some alliance with those that matter..so any crazy leader that comes does not bother us ever. It’s not that we can’t defend our selves but help them save themselves as well as us.

      Berhe

  • Semere Tesfai

    Selam All

    I didn’t know my comment was on the front page until a friend called me and told me about it. Thank you Awate for putting my comment on the front page and thank you for sharing.

    Now let me read the feedback comments so I can respond the best I can. Again thank you Awate Team for sharing.

    Semere Tesfai

  • Lamek

    Hello AT and ST:

    This comment turned article by Semere Tesfai has so much contradiction from point to point and even within the points themselves. I have no personal issues with Mr. Tesfai but I am here arguing that this comment did not deserve such elevation from the editors of this website.

    The title of the comment/article makes no sense at all. What does the opposite pull mean? We are not being pulled by the Arabs, IA is going to them to beg and he accuses the TPLF of being beggars. Most donors to Ethiopia come of their own free will mainly looking to open the door for raw materials and strategic interests. IA goes completely out of his way bending backwards and begging ‘please use our sea, have a base here, have a base there….”

    1. You are saying Eritrea cannot stay neutral now but needs to be flexible and go with the flow. Wow! Where did 28 years go? What happened to the policy of self-sufficiency and leave us alone. Why were we the most isolated nation for almost 20 years? Did IA just wake up now? How do you defend this Mr. Tesfai? Were you espousing for this a year ago or were you saying we are good the way we are, leave us alone or were you advocating for flexible foreign policy?

    2. Why would peace between two countries threaten anybody? I know the narrative of Egypt wanting a weak Ethiopia etc. but it only entails a shift in policy for those you call North of us. South of Ethiopia/Eritrea, nobody could careless.

    3. 35% of Ethiopians is upwards of 35 million people vs who know how many million Eritreans (3, 4, 5 mil). In addition, these 35 million you describe as elites are the makers and shapers of Ethiopia for centuries. Why should any Eritrean be concerned about the debub hizboch and even Oromo? The amhara elites are the absolute number one risk to Eritrean sovereignty.

    4. This is the classic case of ጸላኢኻ ምንዓቕ፤

    5. I don’t know what you mean on this Mr. Tesfai? Do you mean directly proportional? The farther the better implies to me that ‘far is good’ so that is a direction proportionality there. For one thing, what you propose here is a temporary solution. You say the woyanes are in disarray, shocked to the core, disoriented, etc. But what if a more formidable force emerges say 20 years from now and is hell bent on ‘teaching us a lesson we will never forget?’ You also say the Amharas are decades from building a strong political force. Well, I think you are wrong on this. The Amharas are in control of Ethiopia as we know it. They control the narrative, the news media, the culture, and to nearly every Eritrean, Ethiopia = Amhara. That will never ever change. Amhara can only be kept at bay for too long.

    6. This contradicts with everything else you said. If the woyanes are defeated and game is over, why do they have any power to impede EBBC ruling? Plus, Tigray is a regional state. Border demarcation between the FDRE and the State of Eritrea. This shows you that the FDRE doesn’t have moral or legal legitimacy in Tigray.

    7. I do not follow any Eritrean organized opposition so I cannot refute or confirm this claim.

    • Peace!

      Hi Lamek,

      You, too, need to take a note “Bringing articles of different views in the open is the best disinfectant against bigoted opinions. Denied exposure, some posts can fester in some dark corners of the internet and attract more bigots such as the crude Agazian hate group.”

      Peace!

      • Lamek

        Peace! if you are a man, argue against the points I tried to make one by one instead of copying and pasting what Saleh Johar wrote. Last I noted, he doesn’t like people who kiss his behind and one-liners. እኳ ዳኣ ንዕቕ እዩ ዘብሎም። ብዝኾነ፡ናዓይ ክትድህል ኢልካስ ፈጺምካ ኣይትሕሰቦ።

        • Peace!

          Lamek,

          What points? Arabs Muslims Arabs Muslims….😂😂😂 Last time I checked, you were a proud Agazian, What happen? If you are a man stick to one nick name for people to take you serious. 10+ nick names😂

          Peace!

          • Lamek

            Peace, I am not asking anyone to take me seriously. I take ST’s comments seriously and I responded to them. He is a very intelligent and articulate man. Let him defend himself if he needs to. Quit being a follower and cheerleader. You’ve been participating in this website for many years so you are at least 6 or 7 years old which is old enough to form independent opinions. I would never engage with you but you keep dragging me into the mud. This is my last comment to you otherwise this forum will be littered with nonsense quickly. Blink same to you if you are reading this.

          • Peace!

            Lamek,

            I would take 7 years old kid anytime over timid hateful chicken like you. Sorry, a dirty Agazian is not my type your pedophile Tesfatsion needs your help. get lost!

            Peace!

        • Saleh Johar

          Hi Lamek,

          Thank you for the nice words.

          I saw my name and I have to say something. Does the quoted sentence bear my name? No. Does it has a byline that mentions my name? No. Please be factual. I have been a punching bag for too long and my rime is… You should know it.
          Kindly be corrected, the byline is “Awatestaff”.

          Now thank you

          • Lamek

            SJ, ok. It’s done now. Thanks for your patience.

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Dear Peace,

        ሽሕ እኳ ንናይ አግኣዝያ ምንቅስቃስ ዘይድግፎ እንተኾንኩ ካብዞም ሕጂ ክድሙራና ላዕልን ታሕትን ዝብሉ ዘለው ስርዓት ኢሳያስን ሰዓብቱን እንታይ ይፈልዮም ክሳዕ ጸረ ልዕላውነት ሃገርና ዝኾኑ? ክልትኦም እቲ “አምሮም” ጸረ ኤርትራዊት ሃገር እዩ:: ንዓኣቶም ጥራይ ምምካት ግን ኣብ ሃገርነት መትከል ዘትከለ ኾይኑ አይስመዓንን:: ኣይመስለካን ጎይታ ሰላም?

        • Peace!

          ስላም ኣማን

          ጹቡቕ ኣለኻ ግን ብህግደፍን ብኣጋዝያንን ኩናት ዝተኣወጆ ክፍል ሕብረተስብውን ኣሎ ስለዚ ኩሉ ኢርትራዊ ናይዚ ኹሉ ሽግርን መፍቲሑኡን ሓደ መለክዒ ኣለዎ ክባሃል ኣይካልን እዩ. ህግደፍ ብደም ኢርትራዊያን ዘሽካዕልል ዘሎ ብስንኪ ናይ ዓሌት ሃይማኖት ኣውራጃ ፍልልይ ኣብ ህዝብና ዘሎ ምኻኑ ትስሕቶ ኣይመስለንን. መፈቲሑ ድማ ናይ ነፍሲ ወከፍ ኢርትራዊ ስክፍታ ኣብ ግምት ይእቲኻ ናይ ሓባር መጎዓዚ ምንዳይ ጥራይ እዩ. እንተዘይ ኮይኑ ጠንቂ ጎሲኻ ዝኾነ ሕማም ብግቡእ ክፍወስ ኣይካኣልን እዪ.

          Peace!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Peace,

            እቲ መልህቅ ዕላመኦም ጸረ-ልዕላውነት ሃገርና ክኸውን ከሎ: እቲ “ዓሌት ሃይማኖት፤ ወገን” ዝጥቀምሉ መሳሪሒ ግን ነቲ “ጸረ-ኤርትራዊት ሃገር” ብግቡእ ሰለዘገልግል ምኻኑ ትስሕቶ አይመስለንን:: እዚ ኾይኑ እቲ ንኤርትራዊት ሃገር ክሳዕ ተኸላኺልና ዘዔቆብናያ: እቲ ዝጥቀምሉ ሜላታት ቀስ ኢሉ ፈሻሊ’ዩ:: ስለዚ ነዚ ሓደገኛ ናይ “መደመር መስርሕ” ናይዚ ተንኮላዊ ጣኦት ኤርትራውያን ዝኾነ ሰብኣይ: አትኮረና እንተ ንገብር ዝሓሸ ኾይኑ ይስመዓኒ:: እቲ ኻልእ ብቀሊሉ ተበዳሂ እዪ::

            ሃገር ጥራይ እያ ምልክት ሓድነትና:: ንዓኣ ከይትጠፍአና ንካላኸለላ:: እቲ ውሽጣዊ ሕብረተ-ሰብኣዊ ሕማማትና ካብቲ ብዙሕነትናን ካብቲ ዘይምዕሩይ መሰላት ሕብረተ-ጉጅለታት ህዝብናን እዩ:: እዞም ሽግራት እዚኣቶም ከአ እዚ ዘሎ ስርዓት ከይለገሰ እንቃለሶ ጉዳይ ኮይኑ አይስመዓንን:: ንዑኡ ዘገልግሉ ሕማማት ስለዝኾኑ: ንዑኡ ኣልጊስካ ጥራይ ኢና ኣብቶም ጠንቅታት ለውጢ ከነምጽእ ንኽእል::

            Regards

          • Peace!

            ሰላም ኣማን,

            እቲ ቀንዲ ጠንቂ ናይ ህግደፍ ብእዋኑ ክብዳህ ይክኣል ነይሩ ነዚትብሎ ዘለኻ ሓሳባት ኣብ ተግባር ንምውዓል ብኹሉ ማሕበራውን ፓለቲካውን እንተንቃለስ. ግን ከምዚ ትርእዮ እዚ ህዝቢ ስኣን ቡቑዑን ጠርናፍን መሪሕነት ግዳይ ናይ ህግደፍ ኮይኑ ተሪፍ ኣሎ. ሕጂውን ንዚትብሎ ዘለኻ ብድሆ ብኽምዚ ዘለናዮ ሕማቕ ኩነታት ንምብዳሁ ኣጸጋሚ ይመስል.

            ከም መፍትሒ ኮይኑ ዝርኣየኒ ንኹለን ብናይ ኢርትራ ልእላዉነት ዝኣምና ናይ ፓለቲካ ሰልፍታት ጠርኒፍካ መሰጋገሪ መንግስቲ ብዘይ ውዓል ሕደር ኣውጅካ ንህዝቢ ኢርትራ ክተት ምባል እያ.

            Peace!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Peace,

            I completely agree on your concern and on the way forward.

        • Lamek

          Aman, as an objective person, your main question to Mr. Peace should have been where he read about agaizian in the post that I put for Mr. Semere Tesfai. The AT failed to do the same thing as well. This guy used to be a major PFDJ cheerleader only a few months ago and he is sitting here feeling entitled to try and knock down others. It is a shame really. What does this peace guy stand for? Have you read any material of any significance from him except one line responses to every commenter all day long? It is also a shame to see you praising him lavishly – for someone who doesn’t have any formed opinions about anything.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Lamek,

            I had a short reply to your complaining. Unfortunately, it is on hold in disqus.

    • Blink

      Dear Lamek
      Welcome for coming , How is the agazian going ? The last time I checked you were talking about what ? I forgot.

    • Mez

      Dear Lamek,

      Hold your ground and debate man!! Focus on facts, and use often ways of logical reasonings.

      Our collective debate on national and regional topics mean a lot towards tolerance, and our society’s resilience–hence survival.

      Giving up will take us no where.

      Thanks

      • Lamek

        Mez, I ain’t giving up on the fight. Thank you. It is just the PFDJ sent gangsters here that I cannot stand how much they are tolerated to abuse everyone who wants a civil political discourse. I have never offended anyone neither have I broken the posting guidelines. But the team simply watches with their hands crossed when worthless individuals but loyal to this site derail the debates here. Why are peace and blink hiding behind nicknames while they are staunch PFDJ supporters? What is the risk for them?

  • Paulos

    Selam My Good People,

    People are saying conflicting things about the current status of General Sibhat Ephrem. Does anybody know anything about it?

    • aklilu zere

      Good day Paulos.

      Waiting for Godot?

      Us waiting for the release of prisoners. Us waiting for Nsu’s second interview. Us waiting for demarcation. Us waiting for constitution. Us waiting and waiting and waiting…..

      • Saleh Johar

        Oh Aklilu,
        Us waiting for the “Qzif ybel” moment. Us like YOYO’s adjusting our positions to the worse yet feeling proud about it! Us praising the unjust, yet claim to be on a quest for justice. Us? We are not “Nsu’s us” but our own US.
        stay good my dear friend.

        • aklilu zere

          Good day Brother Saleh. I hope you are doing well. I am your avid admirer and I never ceased following your Good work.

          Waiting for Godot was not received well by the elite audiences but strangely it was admired and understood by prisoners at San Quentin prison.

          Cluchey who was sentenced to life in prison captured the essence of Waiting for Godot to life in prison and he said ” the play indicated who was holding the rope” : ‘The Warden”

          How true! Nsu [The tormenting warden] is holding the rope over us and the Eritrean people. But the end is coming soon.

          • Paulos

            Selam Aklilu,

            A warden with a rope and inmates with a pair of scissors and that is when Godot appears when human patience was almost depleted.

            Can anyone empty an ocean using a spoon? People who keep waiting for Godot when all the signs indicate no-show can do. Perhaps, what the author had in mind was to have us face the question all of us dread to even contemplate much less to ask—why are we here? Is there any meaning in all of these–in the thing we call life? The bravest among us says yes including when our lives are hallowed out in despair. The Sun always rises for its own sake.

      • Paulos

        Selam Aklilu,

        The reason I asked is that a rumor is spreading around if he is in fact alive. Hope it is just a rumor with no facts in it.

  • Blink

    Dear Eritreans
    We can be so sure that the only threat Eritrea faces and still will face is from Ethiopia, Ethiopian leaders has been always using Eritrea as main ingredient to cement their power in Ethiopia or to clinge their way up in Ethiopian politics. There is nothing that any Eritrean analyst can show us the threat we face from Arabs , none . The fear that Arabs are infiltrating or influencing our interest negatively is simply wrong and it is held only by few Eritreans who get their history lesson from Hailesilassie as well as false propaganda. I am not saying it is always wrong to have relationships with Ethiopians, if it is done correctly both people can benefit but that will never happen as far as the false connection ( relationship) narrated by the so called Habesha thing. I am glad the Oromo are going to play their share in Ethiopian politics and it may help Eritrea to see different side of Ethiopia. The two groups who are anti Eritrea and the Eritrean people have been always Amhara leaders as well as Tigrian ጠራሮ leaders , this can be started from any where like Alula , Hailesilassie, Dergi and Meles . All these I mentioned used Eritrea as a stepping stone to tell the Ethiopian public they care about them while they infact sent them to death chain in Eritrea.

    Meles deported 90,000 Eritreans and rope their belongings while he settles thousands of people in the occupied area of Eritrea , Dergi killed Eritreans like ኣንበጣ and hailesilassie tried to Eradicate Eritrean , the crime done by Ethiopian leaders is still not known to majority of Ethiopians and the one Job this site or any other site of Eritreans should be to tell the crime and the suffering we have been by Ethiopian leaders . Awatecom should have published the Ona story , massawa story , 1967 horrible journey to Sudan story , Meles deportation story and also do not forget the lies told by Meles and his cronies stories still are being held as truth to majority of Ethiopians.

    While weyane are playing the evil card of spoilers this site and others should have played as truth tellers rather than clapping with weyane .

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Hi Al

  • Sheki

    Which opposition grupp is siding with WEYANE. The writer must identify the elements inspite making the reader confused.

    • aklilu zere

      Dear Sheki:

      It is just a diversion from the masters of UNTRUTH. Total misinformation.

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. The TPLF leadership is now openly threatening PM Abiy! He now needs to now hammer the TPLF into submission with no mercy afforded! The TPLF leadership at their 44th anniversary celebrations in Mekelle on Sunday, strongly criticised Ethiopia’s course under the leadership of PM Abiy’s, citing erosion of constitutional order in broad day light, and vowed that it will not sit idly while the country in sliding into anarchy. The TPLF leadership claimed both internal and “external forces” are working in tandem to undermine Ethiopian unity and stability and condemned the “external interference.” The TPLF leadership also said that ‘whereas those who brought change and development are accused and blamed for everything, those who sabotaged the country are being welcomed as heroes’. The TPLF leadership claims that much of the progress the EPRDF (Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front) brought to the country has been tarnished for political purposes and that the EPRDF brought great economic development and stability to Ethiopia, which is markedly different from what it was 27 years ago. The TPLF leadership said it will work with all national and regional forces who believe in revolutionary democracy, federalism and constitutional order to defend the constitution and stability of the country and bring about change if necessary, saying that ‘We will not negotiate on the constitutional order we brought’ The TPLF leadership invited the Eritrean people to stand with it (the TPLF) to fight for peace and justice and reminded that the TPLF has always supported their cause while others were against it. It appears that the TPLF leadership is beginning to not only overtly refuse to work with PM Abiy, for it also intends to fight him

    • Selamat Fishmilk,

      I have this fear that the TPLF may orchestrate a coup d’etat and overthrow PM Abbie then once again lord over the rest of Ethiopia with force. I hope my fears will not materialized. It is evident they are considering all scenarios for an exit strategy from the quagmire they find themselves.
      If only they choose to take their natural place of as equal region as the rest of the Ethiopian regions and cooperate with the rapproacment and demarcation agreements.
      Hope for the best but I am predicting a coup d’etat. I wouldn’t put it past them.

      tSAtSE

      • FishMilk

        Hi GitSAtSE. Unfortunately, I believe that you are indeed correct. I could not believe the words coming out of the TPLF leadership this Sunday in Mekelle. The TPLF is now openly making threats against PM Abiy and the Ethiopian Government. The TPLF leadership has now clearly gone too far and will be extremely difficult for them to turn back. A sliver of hope would rest with more TPLF Executive Committee defections and new progressive TPLF leadership members. The position that the TPLF leadership has now taken bodes incredibly bad for innocent Tigrayans in general.

      • Blink

        Dear Tsatse
        Do you think they can hold power by themselves in 4 kilo , can they out muscle the Oromo and Amhara youth ,Is the military still 100% loyal to weyane ,What about the economy issue ? Many scenario that do not support the possibility of coup over PH Abiy . I think it is impossible but Ethiopia is known to impossible thing when it comes to power .

        My understanding is Abiy will screw the economy advantages TPLF has all over Ethiopia and also he can cut the Federal government budgets to Tigray equal to its size , there will be many industries in Tigray that will suffer sooner or later , it is just a matter of time . I can only see TPLF quarantined in Tigray and pass out or comeback to the drawing board and deal the issue they have with Abiy in a civilized manner.

    • Paulos

      FishMilk,

      “…He now needs to now hammer the TPLF into submission with no mercy afforded…” 😂

      • FishMilk

        Hi Paulosay. Hammer, lobotomize, or whatever; PM Abiy now needs to take the TPLF (at least its current leadership) down. Might be amusing to you, but the TPLF’s recalcitrant and incredibly careless attitude is placing thousands of innocent Tigrayans, especially those living in regions outside of Tigray, at very high risk of being victimized as a result of increased ethnic based hate, scorn and violence.

      • Ismail AA

        Selam Dr. Paulos,

        It’s indeed a hilarious paradox. One the one hand, we are told that the Woyane has been chased out of power and humiliated, and on the other, the story turns around and tells us that the Woyane can overthrow Abi,j and that they are still as powerful and are blocking the way of the Federal Government to demarcate the disputed border.

        I think the shrewd among them should settle on one fact. The Woyane is still more powerful than Eritrea’s despot. He knows this as the palm of his hand, and suffers to the level of paranoia which causes him sleepless nights. His only hope is in fact no hope. Abij seems has learnt his lesson. His worry now is how to calculate assets from liabilities. Taking the despot’s bid, and picking terminal fight with the Woyanes has already found place in his liabilities rubric, hasn’t it! I do not know how far our domestic regime surrogates and propagandists are aware of this.

        • FishMilk

          Hi Ismail AA. Well financed terrorists numbering a few can render havoc on a large population. The TPLF has essentially reduced itself to an embryonic terrorist entity.

          • Ismail AA

            Selam FishMilk,

            That indeed is the issue. How on earth can an “embryonic … entity” obstruct a decision of a federal government that sits on top of 100 million citizens and a proportionate army? Do you read what you write before hitting the send key? By the way, many and I have asked you to come out of the closet so that you can be engaged as serious partner in the debates on the side of the regime. You have not responded yet.

          • FishMilk

            Hi Ismail AA. I stand corrected and agree with you that the TPLF should simply be referred to as a terrorist organization.

          • Ismail AA

            Selam FishMilk,
            I never imagined you can go that low – debauchery of a rare type. Where did I say or write TPLF is “a terrorist organization”?. Please respect others and be careful in your indulgence if you wish to get respected by others.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Ismailo,

            This guy can not engage constructively. Not that he isn’t capable, but he is with an agenda to distract and twist things that are being said unambiguously by the forumers. Look how he tried to put his words in your mouth. You got him red handed.

          • Ismail AA

            Selam Aman H,

            Yes, he is indeed one of the regime propaganda scavengers or marauders in this forum. Some like him do have talent but severely curtailed by their role as forum residents and try to defend the regime no matter what. A few of them act terribly mediocre one would do better to ignore them as road side propaganda delinquents that annoy by passers.

          • FishMilk

            Hi Ismail AA. My comment was made in jest and I did not mean it to be taken seriously. Sorry. .

          • Blink

            Dear FM
            The word terrorist by itself should be admitted on everyone when it comes to weyane but some still wanted to whitewash people by being smart apologists of terrorists . You know they try to reason out by mentioning horrible things yet failed .

            Just as an example of apologists , I watched a TV debate about an ISS female soldier who wanted to come to UK and she has no shame with her open hatred ,she wanted to come to London and teach the purest version of Islam from her ISS book , you know what I watched on the channel , one Muslims women defending her by claiming she is a child , can you just connect the dots? I think it is impossible for some people to not defend weyane , what I don’t get it is , why ? And does it has to be such long to look weyane and tell what you saw ?

            By the way most people who are rooting for weyane are known by their history in this forum , so you know .

        • Paulos

          Selam Kbur Haw Ismail AA,

          I absolutely agree. It seems to me, it cuts deep into the power and unbridled conviction of ideas where Constitutionalism and the Federal System are two fundamental tenets the Weyanes are determined to preserve where any compromise on them is not only off limits but tantamount to a betrayal to their fallen ተጋደልቲ።

          And it is not that complicated of dynamics for anybody to see that, for the Weyanes, it is nothing personal but a matter of long held principles. Abiy has certainly difficult choices to make: either go back to the drawing board and revise his hitherto messed up policies or a precipice of danger the nation can slide into simply because unless someone is in a chronic denial mode, the Weyanes are the center of gravity of the whole nation.

          What of Isaias? Well, as you have aptly put it, Isaias is the kind of person in a deep hole who asks for a shovel to dig deeper instead of a helping hand to be pulled out.

          • Ismail AA

            Selam Dr. Paulos,

            Lazer sharp observation. Won’t have put this an iota better. Wish the regime folks read this with proper contemplation. Unless they are compelled to discharge role to support the despot, they should understand the points you have stated.

          • Haile S.

            Selam Paul, Ismail & all,
            Not that you are not aware of the intricacies, especially some of you were at the edge who haves smelled the odor of martyrdom, but…

            ዋይ እዞም ስውኣት እዝኒ’ጥርዮም እንተዝሰምዑ
            ብህየት ከለዉ ይኹን፡ ኣብ መቓብር፡ ክግሃጹ ክብልዑ
            ቃል ሂብዎም ካልኣይ ቀብሪ ዘይኮነ፡ ካልኣይ ሞት መቃልዑ

            ሕድሪ ናቶም ይብሃል፡ ዘይከኣል ክትትንክፎ
            ሓላፍነት ካይትወስድ ሸፋፊንካ ብስሞም እተሕልፎ
            በርበረን ጠስሚን ደሚርካ ተመቅሮ ባህላዊ ገንፎ

            ሕድሪ ስውኣት ኮይኑ መሸቀጢ፡ መነገዲ
            ኣብ ኩሉ፡ ኣብ ዝሕላ ኮነ፡ ኣብ ዝበሰለ መኣዲ
            ክስራን ዘይብሉ-መኽሰብ መቃጻሊ ህዝቢ መን/ና/ደዲ
            ንሕጊ ዘይኮነ፡ ብስም ሕድሪ ተቢሂሉ ድልየትካ መእንገዲ

            ሕድሪ ስውኣት ኣትዩ ኣብ ሕገ መንግስቲ ገሊኦም
            ሕገመንግስቲ ዘይብሎም የቑሙ፡ ክንግድ ብስውእ ሕቆኦም?

            መን ኣሎ ኣብ ከባቢና ሓደራ ስውኣት ዘይብሉ
            LF ዝብሃል ካብ ዝምስረት፡ LF ካብ ዝሕንጠጠሉ
            ናይ ሓደ ሓፍ ተብሂሉ፡ ናይ ካልእ ዝድርበ ዝወድቀሉ
            ርግጽ ሓደ ተረሲዑ ተሪፉ፡ ሓደ ሓወልቲ ስለዝተሰርሓሉ
            ጌጋ እዩ ጥርሑ ክተርፍ ሕገ-መንግስቲ ስለዘይዓሰለሉ

            ስውኣት ኤርትራ’ውን ዝለዓለ ዝዓዘዘ ሓደራ ኣለዎም
            ኣብ ኩሉ ተደርብዮም ሓወልቲ እንተዘይኣንጸላለዎም።

          • Paulos

            Selam Hailat,

            Some dare to sail close to the whirlpool and at that moment their resolve is tested where it morphs into a steeled character. I am none.

            Pericles who was one of the greatest Generals and Statesmen when Athens was at its peak, this had to say in his much more celebrated eulogy otherwise known as “Pericles’ Eulogy” for the fallen Athenian soldiers who had died during the Peloponnesian War.

            “…What you leave behind is not what is engraved on your stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others…”

            Perhaps it is easy to get carried away with a sense of cynicism when authenticity loses any meaning but we can not afford to gamble with the novel ideas ሰማእታትና died for, for the novelty has impacted all of us.

          • Haile S.

            ሰላም ጳውሎስ፡

            ዓላማ ስዉኣይ ናይ ብሓቒ’ዩ ዘደንጹ
            ቀሊል ኣይኮነን ብሓደራ ብድላይና ጥራይ ምግላጹ
            ዓላምኦም ንከተል ካየስተብሃልና ናይ ገሌና ዘረባ ምውርጻጹ

    • Mez

      Dear FishMilk,

      You brought a very good point:

      “TPLF leadership . …….strongly criticized Ethiopia’s course….”.

      1) Under normal and stable political condition that is supposed to happen; and even more.

      2) more importantly, such a debate will shall happen in the parlament–in Addis Ababa.

      Thanks

      • FishMilk

        Hi Mez. Thanks for your comments for which I have no problem with if taken in isolation. The problem is, that the TPLP has since the Peace Agreement, been involved in a Presidential assassination attempt, harbored TPLF members with Federal arrest warrants, interfered with Federal Defense Force operations, instigated violence in several parts of Ethiopia, refused to adhere to instructions from the Federal level and has purposely interfered with troop and artillery withdrawal. One can expect the U.S. to soon (if not already in action vied CIA PSYOPs) to get involved in attempts to neutralize the TPLF.

  • Selamat Awatistas,

    You would think the Greek philosopher Democritus would be the known for what the Greeks called democracy but that is not the case. Instead, Democritus is considered to be the father of modern science. He is primarily remembered today for formulating an atomic theory of the universe. And yours truly, desperate for democracy and justice figured maybe by peering into atoms or particles physics I will find good fortune in that I will learn the meaning of existence and life and truly understand reality. At CERN in Switzerland home of the large hadron collider there are is no trace of Eritrea nor Ethiopia. The African nations are not at all present or associated with CERN where as nearly every other continent does have significant representation. CERN collides protons at nearly the speed of light to create and find new particles not known and never seen by mankind. Recently they have found the Higgs Boson, “The God Particle”, which they have been looking for decades since they predicted of its existence. The rest of the world apparently Other than Eritreans, Ethiopians and nearly all of Africa are trying to understand reality by being inquisitive about sub atomic particles by going as far as building the hadron collider at a cost of 9 billion dollars.
    But my concern this moment is not about the large hadron collider or the Higgs boson. Maybe I will discuss that later. In the absence of having a large hadron collider of our own I would like to share with you my understandings or imaginations of what Eritrea has been and should continue to be on the basis of knowing the science of sub atomic particles. Particularly matter and antimatter.
    What can we learn about our Eritrea with the knowledge of the science of matter and antimatter?
    Much like our Awate genius Paulos another Paul a mathematical genius, Paul Dirac, starts it all with his prediction of the existence antimatter. In an effort to unite the prevailing theories of physics, he comes up with a new equation. He then realizes that there are two solutions for his equation and at first did not know what to make of the second solution. The first solution to his equation was no problem as it the solution was matter which he knew about. But he did not know what to make of the second solution with negative value and ignored it. Eventually however, after the second solution nagged him so much addressed it and then Paul Dirac came up with a new theory that predicts the existence of an antimatter particle in the universe. With his equation he predicted the existence of an antimatter particle. Carl Anderson decades later in a laboratory experiment was able to see and confirm Paul Dirac’s antimatter particle.
    At very intense and very high energies in the very first seconds after the Big Bang, physicist believe the two types of particles, matter and antimatter, were created. Experimental physicists recreate mini big bangs in the large hadron collider labs and observe the two types of particles that are created after a collision. On a much larger scale during the Big Bang the universe was filled with matter and antimatter particles each with opposite charge. There are a few things that are perplexing to physicists however when it comes to matter and antimatter particles.
    1. There was an equal number of each particle created during the Big Bang.
    2. When these matter and antimatter come into contact they annihilate one another and nothing, as in absolute nothing, is the result. The equal amounts of matter and antimatter present shortly after the Big Bang then should have annihilated one another and absolutely nothing should have remained. But
    3. In the visible universe today there exists matter like galaxies, stars, planets, carrots, apples, cars, furniture, humans and animals etc.. All of these are matter that are in existence in the universe. The antimatter particles however are not in existence at all. They just simply disappeared into non existence after being created in equal amounts to their counterparts the matter particles during the Big Bang. Where did all the antimatter go? Physicist don’t know the answer but did come up with some theories, Physicist asked: Why do we (matter) exist if matter and antimatter existed in equal amounts in the beginning and should have annihilated everything into absolute nothings? And why is it only matter remained whereas antimatter disappeared from the universe? Then they thought perhaps a small imbalance was some how created and there was slightly very small amount of matter greater than antimatter was created. For example, if there were a billion and one matter particles was created and only a billion antimatter particles, then the billion matter and antimatter particles annihilated one another and only the one extra matter particle that remained is the total sum of all matter, (the galaxies, stars, planets, animals, humans all the way to tSAtSE and sub atomic matter particles) in existence we observe today. This is only a theory though and physicist don’t know for sure. They just don’t know the whereabouts of the antimatter particles, Where did they disappear to is still an unanswered question physicist have even now.
    4. There is also the matter of Dark Matter and Dark energy which physicists have no idea whatsoever of what they are. Physicists know of the existence of dark matter and dark energy but they do not know what they are exactly. Dark matter in the universe is responsible for keeping galaxies intact through their gravitational interaction with the matter in and around the galaxies. Absent of the gravitational influence of dark matter the rotating stars in the galaxies would fly out of the spirals and into the vast wilderness of the universe because of the speeds the stars rotate. Physicist are sure of the existence of dark matter, dark energy along with the matter in the universe. They don’t know what they are because these dark matter and dark energy do not interact with light and cannot be seen. Dark energy is responsible for the expansion of the universe at an accelerated pace.
    It is too late for yours truly but allow me to share my hopes and wishes for the future. An Eritrean or an Ethiopian Nobel prize in physics. I will provide a theory or prediction never proposed in physics before this moment for the future Eritrean and or Ethiopian experimental physicist to confirm in a large hadron collider be it at the CERN or by convincing their respective governments cooperation to build a large hadron collider at the border – at Badume. And the theory or prediction (playing the role of the theoretical amateur physicist – and maybe the future folks will share their Nobel prize by giving me credit) is as follows. It is based on what physics today know and don’t know. Physicist know equal amounts of matter and antimatter particles were created in the universe after the Big Bang. These equal amounts of matter and antimatter particles should have annihilated one another and we humans should not be existing today. Today the universe consists of 5% matter particles, 25% dark matter, and 70% dark energy. All of the matter we know to exist in the universe is only 5% of the total amount of things that exist in the universe. Nearly all of the rest about 95% of what exists in the universe we don’t know what they are. We don’t know what dark matter is nor do we know what dark energy is. We also don’t know today where all of the antimatter created along with matter in the begging. Base on this I predict and theorize that dark matter and dark energy is all the antimatter that some how changed to be dark matter and dark energy to not interact with the matter so that mutual annihilation is avoided and there is existence. Future experimental Eritrean and or Ethiopian physicist can prove or confirm this and win themselves the Nobel prize for physics.
    And perhaps my advisor DAaProfessor Paul can review the above theses for the sake of future scientist at Badume’s large hadron collider labs.

    At this very moment however allow me to go a little further and speak about the Eritrean beginnings that is analogous to the Big Bang. The Eritrean universe was created after the Big Bang of Hamid Idriss Awate firing the first bullet on September 1st, 1961. Where as the Big Bang of the universe dates back some 13.7 Billion years ago, the Eritrean Big Bang dates back almost sixty years ago. Much like the Big Bang created matter and antimatter particles the Eritrean Big Bang created its version of matter and antimatter particles that would annihilate one another when in contact. The Eritrean Big Bang created the matter called the ELF and the antimatter called EPLF.
    To be continued in part two….

    tSAtSE

    • Mez

      Dear TSaTSE:

      In the old good days we were teaching our students
      1) that matter is neither created nor destroyed , and
      2) energy is form of existance of matter.

      Thanks

  • FishMilk

    Hi All. I agree with most all of Semere Tesfay’s well articulated thoughts with the exception of using the term -Abyssinian(s)- for I believe that it is a misnomer to label/equate modern day Ethiopia with ancient Abyssinia, for more than 2/3rd of its population (i.e. Oromo) cannot be construed as being Habesha and therefore also not fit within the Abyssinian cast.

  • Selamat Awatistas,

    I need other opinions:
    Which of the following is logical?

    1) Demarcate the Eritrean Ethiopian border and then move the Ethiopian armed forces away and demilitarize the border.
    OR
    2) TRUST one another based on the agreements you have signed, move the Ethiopian and Eritrean forces from the border and demilitarize the border AND THEN demarcate the border.

    tSAtSE

    • FishMilk

      Hi GitSAtSE. Obviously, it should be option (2) for which the TPLF is very clearly obstructing.

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Solomon,

      The logic of the transactional legal process lies on the first one # 1. The second is simply for conspiracy purposes and not for lasting peace. If they don’t take the first option, the crises of the border will not find any kind of resolution.

    • Haile S.

      ስላም ጻጸ፡

      ፍርደ ስርሎሞን ኣብዚ ሽግር’ዚ ኣበይ ኣሎ እቲ ስምካ
      ካብ’መን ድሓን-ሓንፅዋ ትጽበ መመዝምሩ ዓዲልካ
      ነቲ ሓደ ሓንጽጽ ግዲ የለን፡ ጸላኢ ወተሃደር ሓቚፍካ
      ነቲ ሓደ ምትእምማን መጀመርታ፡ ዘይትኣምኖ ኣቐሚጥካ
      ወወተሃደራትኩም ኣክቡ ዶ’ይምሓሸን ምዝታይ ኮፍ ኣቢልካ
      ቅድሚ ምትካሉ ዓንዲ ሰላም ምልክት፡ ድሮ ዶብ ምሕንጻጽካ

  • Haile S.

    Dear Awate Team,

    I know the disagreement and surprise of a simple forumer may not count a lot, but let me express them on your disproportionate alarmism on Semere Tesfay’s comment and opinion.

    • Senay Zer

      Dear Haile S. — Correct. Awate team should have just put a generic disclaimer that the author’s opinions don’t reflect that of Awate, no need to go over the board. As Ismail put it aptly, Semere’s convoluted attempt at spinning the surprise the PIA cults received from the cult leader is just lame and sad.

  • iSem

    Hi all:
    This comment by ST does not do justice to its author. Awate did not include the colors, the bold text, the underline paragraphs, the emphasis , the all caps.
    Semere Tesfay was mistreated in this august website and I stand by him and I HOPE, I EXPECT AWATE to apologize to him, for editing his pontification. Poor Semere, his comment has been stripped. NAKED and his free speech, his 100th amendment in the Eritrean constitution has been violated and here I call upon the members to up vote this comment to send message to awate, to give Semere Tesfay all his right
    Semere Andom in defense of Semere Tesfay.
    SAD, DISAPPOINTED.

    • Mahmud Saleh

      ኣህለን ወድ ኣቡየ ዓንዶም
      ሕሽክብ ኬልም፡ ሰኒ ኢወዴተካ። መልህየትካ ዲብ እሊ ማሕበር ዶል ተሓድር፡ እብ ሸፋግ ከተፍ ትብል። ከፎ ሀሌካ፡ መረድላ ጀማዓት ልሳዕ ኢሓድገካ?
      ከምሰላ መስለኒ ሰመረ ተስፋይ በሊስ እግል ለሀበካ ኣለቡ፡ በሊስ ለተሓዜ ኢመስለኒ።
      እላ ሕላየት እግልካ ታ ወሲ ትረያሕ ምና—
      ሆባይ ሰማ እት ዓስተር ሀሌካ
      ሆባይ ሰማ ትበርር ሀሌካ
      ክብሮማይ ገለ ኢረኤካ
      ዎ ሰመረ’ንዶም ልሽሕግ ሓንቴካ
      ሚ ቱ መለሀይ ኣፎ በዴካ?
      ከበትናሁ ክሉ ዕየርካ
      ሞዳይና ለእስንዮ ዎ ትስኔ ሓለትካ
      ከም ሓምዴ ቱ እነሰኦ ለኣከይ ኣቅዋልካ
      ሑ እንታ ኢኮን፡ ምንማ ከየንካኒ
      ዎ ምን ማ ኣግዳዕካኒ
      ዎ ምንማ ተሄረርካኒ
      ሑ ሚ ልቡሎ እምበል “ዓፌኒ”

      ምን ሻዕብያይ ሑካ (በዓል ጋምበላ ዎ በዓል ጃከት)

      • Paulos

        Muhamuday,

        Tigrait is such a beautiful language. Wish I could speak it.

        • Mahmud Saleh

          Selam Paulosay
          Reminder the endearing suffix “ay” like in Mahmuday and Paulosay, is from Tigrayet. Anyway, you are a gifted man and I have no doubt you would master the language if you lived in its natural setting. Semere Andom’s mastery is amazing. Still I refuse he is a kid from Seraye, who grew up in Asmara and lived in Sudan for a mere 6 years where he befriebded Tigrayet speaking people. I grew up among Blin speakers, left in my early teens. Currently I Capture just few words. I also spent around Mogaraib with Nara people and was semifluent with their language but I lost it. But here my friend SA who has retained his Tigrayet after decades. Amazing. I’m just worried Hayat Adem will mess his Tigrayet…

          • iSem

            MS:
            Remember I lived for months in the law lands. But when I speak it am not good. two weeks ago in the someone introduced me to someone and told me you can sepeak Tigrayit or Arabic she doe snot speak Tigringa. I was tongue tied and joked that let me change the tape: sherrit:-)
            Blet, forget it: I only know tambilu dishkliya:-)

          • Paulos

            Selam Muhamuday and Semerile,

            They say, in French, nothing could go wrong. The adage is to capture the immense beauty of the French language. And I dare say the same thing about Tigrayet.

            A while back, I bought an App [It is called Babbel] to learn some languages and I remember thinking about Tigrayet and saying wish they had it included in the App. In any case, it is one of the things I am determined to do before I expire. Hope to do it sooner so that ብትግረይት ክካታዓካ ብዛዕባ ኢሳያስን ወያነን ክልቲኦም ብሂወት ተጸኒሖም ማለት’ዩ 😂።

        • Berhe Y

          Hi Paulos,

          Like the Amhara say “ante demo zim bileh TqebaTraleh”.

          HaSiruni tebelkus tedebiru yisEsAley:).

          Berhe

      • iSem

        Hala MS:
        ባዲ ልግባእ ልአባየ፡ ኢበደኮ

        እንታቱ ልበደካ ወቅት ሓገልካ እባ ሞሮቸ

        እግል እትናፈር ቱ በልካ

        ዲብ ህዳይ ኣጵያ ዎ ኣርትርያ ሞዳይ ገባእካ

        ባዲ ልግባእ አባየ፤ ሓድር አና

        እንታ ቱ ልበደካ፡ እቅሕማይ ዎ ናትሪካይ ለዓስከርካ

        And this is for brother Paulos until his wish of s spkeaking come true

        ጸላ ኢና ይጥፋ፡ አነስ እነኹ

        ንስኻ ጠፌካ ፡ ግዜ ሲ እንካ

        ቨትረይ አወዛዊዘ ክዘልል ዝበልካ

        መርዓ እቲዮጵያ ምስ ድግል እርትራ ፡ ዓርኪ ር እስኪ ኮናካ፡ ሕልፎት ወሪድካ

        ንስኻ ኢኻ ዝጠፋእካ፡ ጻጸ ዕሽከርካ፡ ናትሪካይ ዓቀታይካ

  • Fanti Ghana

    Selam Semere Tesfay and all,

    “The Woyanes are shocked to the core, disoriented, and in disarray.”

    Yes, they are shocked to witness Derg remnants being pampered as national heroes among other equally questionable gestures, but the statement “disoriented and in disarray” is quite the opposite of facts on the ground. TPLF is well focused and united with a total backing of its people as I do these days.

    Demarcation:
    Soon after PM Abiy declared that Ethiopia will accept EEBC decision as stated, some residents in the border areas and TPLF naturally assumed demarcation will take place immediately, and TPLF made the following paraphrased statement in the people’s behalf.

    1. People who will be directly affected should be included during demarcation for possible adjustments agreeable to both sides (mind you, EEBC decision does not prevent discussion or adjustment and we are now in peace time).

    However, following several secretive meetings and confusing celebrations later, PM Abiy stated that “border is not an issue any more; it has been erased by love.” There are also equally intriguing statements made by PIA, but this will suffice.

    Ever since PM Abiy’s ascension to power, I heard neither Eritrean nor Ethiopian government mention “demarcation” in any way at all.

    What do we then base our “heavy pressuring” of TPLF to demarcate on? Shouldn’t it be more factual to pressure TPLF to pressure the PM and the President to bring the demarcation topic to the fore instead?

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Fanti,

      The “despot” and the “Pastor” do not want the border to be demarcated. Both of them have pronounced this way or the other, that it isn’t their priority. Their priority is to stabilize Ethiopia. And those who tried to tell us otherwise, is not true. They keep to sing the same song even if they are told by the actors and leaders of the project.

      • FishMilk

        H Amanuel Hidrat. Why do you disrespectfully refer to PM Abiy as the ‘Pastor’? Do you believe that give your stream of opposition credibility?

    • Teodros Alem

      Selam fanti
      Can u name 1 derg person other than kassa kebede who came back to ethiopia after the change? Just 1? or r u considering the opposition as derg remnants?
      and i got news for u, in the eyes of ethiopians woyanes r worst enemy of ethiopia than derg, iam sorry for u but that is the truth.

      • Fanti Ghana

        Selam TA,

        Not all opposition but most are Derg remnants. I consider anyone who left the country between 1991-1993 out of real or imagined fear of political persecution and not affiliated with any organization at the time as a DERG. In other words, most ESAT personalities are DERG.

        • Teodros Alem

          Selam fanti
          All esat personalities left the country after 1997 election.
          Derg remnants r the one who been working with woyanes during ethio-eri war.
          They were the backbone of woyanes mechanized unit during eri-ethio war in 1998-2000
          derg remnants r the likes of tekede alemu, the likes of girma birru.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selam TA,

            You reminded me about the 2000 or more professionals TPLF inherited from Derg and also later called many of them to arms. Okay, I will take back about half of what I said earlier, deal?

        • Paulos

          ፋንቲኔሽን,

          ኣታ ፋንቲ ሓወይ ስራሕ ስኢንካ ዲኻ ነዚ ሓንቲ ደርፉ ትምልሰሉ: ዓጀውጀው እንዳበለ ተኸኽ ከብለካ እዩ።

          • Teodros Alem

            Selam paulos
            U r like PIA and deberste shack hands and u like yeah yeah and 3A called tigrai engine of ethiopia and u r like yeah yeah, u r that much pathetic.

        • Mez

          Dear Fant G,

          ” In other words, most ESAT personalities are DERG”.

          You are an interesting person of “historical proportion”.

          Thanks

    • Senay Zer

      Dear Fanti — It’s true that we don’t know what PMAA and PIA are doing…A a lot of theories and confusing statements, but bottom line, we don’t know. That doesn’t mean TPLF doesn’t know what to do with regards to border disagreements. They have known what to do for the last 18 years, if the relation between the two people mattered to them. It’s never going to be easy but border disagreement need to be addressed for the sake of the two people. We shouldn’t wait for PMAA, for all we know, his team may be thinking that an unresolved border conflict is necessary to keep the Tigrayans and Eritreans busy and divided from putting a united front against some of his agenda. At the very least, TPLF could offer to facilitate implementation of withdrawal of Ethiopia from around Badme. Indirect indications we see from TPLF is that they will use any attempt at implementation of the border agreement to instigate the public and consolidate their power base, which is very unfortunate. Having said that, I’m very grateful for the magnanimity of the people of Tigray in accommodating Eritrean refugees.

      • Fanti Ghana

        Selamat Senay Zer and Dr. GitSAtSE,

        Thank you both.

        When the federal troops started pulling away from the border areas, some people did try to block them from leaving, a form of demonstration since there is no way they can stop them, which is kind of understandable given the uncertainty of those early days, but Debretsion did make a public statement to address those people, a small fraction by the way, and told them to not interfere in the movement of federal troops.

        Debretsion made it clear that those are federal forces doing what they were ordered to do. Unless they are regional militias (I doubt it) none of those troops are stationed there by the order of TPLF leadership. No kilil leader has any say where and how federal forces are deployed.

        However, the question remains what portion is still there and by whose order. If I am not mistaken, I believe PM Abiy at one point said that some troops will stay around for security reasons without giving details. I honestly don’t know but does anyone know for certain why these forces are still around?

        • FishMilk

          Hi Fanti Ghana. Ethiopian military troops are remaining in Badme on the order of Major General Mola Hailemariam, Commander of Special Operations for the National Defense Forces. They are there to momentarily control the situation in Badme until timing is right to force withdrawal. Badme is no longer a tiny dusty village with only a ramshackle Badme Hotel as its landmark, for it has grown from an estimated population of about 1,500 in 2005 to a current estimated population of around 15,000; largely a result of TPLF supported forced strategic migration. A significant portion of Badme’s population are TPLF members (i.e. Teklit Girmay) and former combatants of the 1998-2000 border war and are armed to the tooth. Since early on back in June 2018, the TPLF has been saying that ‘The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front will not take part in any process that harms the interests of the people of Tigray’ while at the same time demanding that any withdrawal be linked to additional concessions from Eritrea.

        • Senay Zer

          Dear Fanti — I really hate that the people are put on the spot. I don’t blame them an ounce for what they did…the uncertainty and noise for PMMAA and PIA is making them feel insecure. Even if it’s done properly, implementation isn’t going to be easy (there is a lot of emotions and some practical issues involved). However, it needs to be done, not for the sake of the land gained, but as a matter of principle. We have to show our selves and future generations that when we have disagreements, we go to arbitration, abide by it and move on. (Hopefully, we’ve already learned that war or no-war-no-peace situation have no value).

      • Selam Senay Zer,

        You said, “his (PMAA’s) team may be thinking that an unresolved border conflict is necessary to keep the Tigrayans and Eritreans busy and divided from putting a united front against some of his agenda.

        When everything is taken under consideration, tplf is much more dangerous to eritrea than it is to anybody else, especially ethiopia. Ethiopia wants to deal with eritrea in accordance to her national interest, as any country in the world would have done, nothing more nothing less, despite what tplf apologists say. Eritrea has the power to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the new deal.

        As much as tplf is concerned, the border is a key that opens one of the two doors for tplf, as i see it. Tplf vacating badme and its environs, and demarcating the border, means giving up the long held dream of ‘greater tigray’ and appeasing with everybody. Even then, it is because its power is attenuated temporarily, and not because its character is changed.

        The other scenario, the most probable, if it refuses to cooperate, this shows that its dreams of ‘greater tigray’ are alive and strong. One should look at the map of ‘greater tigray’ to draw one’s conclusion. The afar region and danakilia to the red sea shores and up to djibouti border, and other parts of eritrean territory are to be part of greater tigray.

        Do not take it as a midsummer’s dream, just a dream and nothing else, for it was never meant to be and it continues to live in every tplf’s psyche. Saying that the dream was short lived does not mean it has died for good, never to be resurrected, especially when the above arrangement is a must for the very existence of the dream. Can there still be eritrea under such circumstances? I doubt.

        The concept of greater tigray is much more dangerous to eritrea, because she could be easily swallowed, than to ethiopia. Just take into consideration the number, 6:2.5 million tigrayans (homogenous population):highland eritreans. Remember, other eritreans will never want to be part of any sort of marriage between tigrayans and highland eritreans, because they know that much more than for highland eritreans, this marriage will be at their expense.

        Courting eritrea is not about forging unity of interest with eritrea, but to save tplf’s skin and later on lord on eritrea. You should not go to bed with a tiger that could devour you in the middle of the night, when circumstances allow it. Any unilateral rapprochement between tplf and eritrea will be very dangerous that will make eritrea the sacrificial lamb for tplf’s crimes in ethiopia, and ultimately eritrea may lose her own soul from this faustian contract, when she finds herself under the iron grip of a vicious master.

        Eritreans should know that tplf will never change the colors of its skin, and its soul will always remain always the same, i.e use and dump, as it has done to eritreans and ethiopians in the past. On the contrary. one should invest on the people of tigray. Tplf is not the only thing the people of tigray can produce, as told by tplf mouthpieces. The majority of tigrayans are decent people that can produce a decent political party to represent them, and not kleptocrats and criminals, that are now hiding among them. Tigray has been hijacked by tplf; tplf is a disease that could destroy tigray, and we should never forget the dividing line between the people of tigray and the power obsessed kleptocratic tplf, as some tplf supporters, especially eritreans, are trying to tell us. The people of tigray will eventually exclude them and cleanse itself.

    • Selamat Fanti the wisest Hippo on the Tekeze,

      There was reports that said the people of Tigray stoped the movement away from the contested areas by forming a blockade on the path of the soldiers. The soldiers then remained mobilized at the border. Since you say the people of Tigray and the TPLF are united these days, then we can deduce that it is also the wishes of the TPLF to maintain the militarized border as it has been for the last two decades. If the report is true then we know PM Abbie started to act on the border issue but the movement of the forces was hindered or blocked.
      My “heavy pressuring” is based on the above as well as Senay Zer’s thoughts below.

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Ahlan All Awates,

    Ato Semere Tesfai is a DIVISIVE person. He extensively implemented in his writings the policy of “DIVIDE and DIVERT” of Eritreans.. Even though this ploy is conspicuous in his current comment. The North and South division goes in the same line of his divide, divert and handover Eritrea to Ethiopia freely. As we observe in all the world, any country that lacks good governance is susceptible to interference from neighboring or far countries. For instance, Yemen, our neighbor, though an Arab country, but due failure in governance has become liable to intervention from her neighbor Arab countries and Iran. The same goes with Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afganistan, etc. He endeavors to influence us that Eritrea is among two who pull her North and South, but he is totally mistaken. A settled Eritrea no one will be able to interfere in her internal issues. Those who are opening doors others to interfere are Eritreans themselves. We should not blame others; the problem is on us Eritreans who fail to clean and keep in order our homeland. His division and opening of his one eye do not hold water even to influence kids of fourth grade.

    Secondly, Semere Tesfai is void of any democratic values. He always tells us in his comments that the rulers of Eritrea should be from one group. He deprives the others from having a say in their country. He also attempts to dictate on others what to choose. In all his writings divide and divert is very clear, and anyone could go and read his comments. He is here in this forum to execute the policy of DIVIDE and DIVERT the Eritrean people and handover Eritrea to Ethiopia. His fight is for the success of Ethiopia not Eritrea and her people. Though the gambling of the regime is very clear, but he still insistes to divide and divert the people of Eritrea.

    Al-Arabi

  • Mahmud Saleh

    In defense of Semere Tesfai
    1. Semere Tesfai discusses subject matters methodically and in a coherent way. He respects the persons he debates. He is a straight shooter, full of courage, and stamina.
    2. Semere is knowledgeable of the topics he discusses, one of the sharpest observers in this forum.
    3. Semere never defends nor promotes PFDJ policies; he defends Eritrea’s national interests; he is for a secular and democratic Eritrea.
    4. Semere promotes tolerance among Eritreans and advances tennets of good neighborliness in the region based on the recognition of sovereign rights of each member state of the region; he stimulates discussions that foster the sense of regional peace and cooperation.
    5. Semere’s only crime is his longstanding resistance to the strategies the TPLF pursued to continue occupying sovereign Eritrean lands by refusing to abide by the agreement it had signed.
    6. His next grave crime is Semere’s opposition to the “Eritrean opposition” that had served as the extension of TPLF’s destructive policies against Eritrea. I never read him opposing Eritrean opposition groups and individuals that did not gamble with Eritrea’s national interest. It is a very clear-cut distinction. Eritrea and Ethiopia were in a state of war until July 9, 2018.
    7. The current comment is not out of reasonable accommodation of pertaining interplaying factors in the current intra-Ethiopian political power struggle. It is not Semere who defined Ethiopia along Ethnic groups; it is the TPLF, and he is using existing ethnic tectonic plates that are shaping up Ethiopian political topography. What is wrong with that? Is it not within his right to explain things as they play in front of his eyes? He never condoned ethnic strife; he never argued against or for any ethnic group. Ethiopian politics could not be explained without discussing ethnic Klils(regional states), ethnic and multiEthnic parties and groups. It is within his right to show his readers how he sees his country’s interest could be maximized in a certain way given current Ethiopian ethnic politics. Have not we discussed articles written by regional and foreign writers that discuss ethnopolitics in Ethiopia, the Horn or the Arab world?
    8. I’m afraid AT is increasingly becoming intolerant to views that are different from its own. It is clear that AT is targeting a few participants who opposed the interference of TPLF in Eritrean sovereign issues, its refusal to abide by the EEBC verdict, its spoiler role in the current peace rapprochement between the two countries; its effort to entangle Eritreans in its ethnic confrontations in Ethiopia, etc.
    9. The few members of this forum who appear to be targeted by AT’s threat have, in fact, endured tremendous bullying and vilification from well-established cadres and pamphleteers of TPLF-oriented-view-holders.
    10. Semere Tesfai is ridiculed publicly while individuals who have been targeting Eritrean identity, its history and sacrifices are well and kicking, sometimes openly protected!! SAD. Semere is neither acting bigoted, nor curbing the right of others to have their say. He has been the victim of uncalled for attacks by the team that AT appears to be protecting. Very bad.

    • Amanuel

      Hi MS
      Semere is not on trail here. We are discussing about his comment.

    • Semere Tesfai

      Selam Mahmud Saleh

      Just read your comment. Thank you for your support.
      It is because of people like you I visit Awate every day and remain hopeful about the future of Eritrea. Thank you agaIn.

      Semere Tesfai

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  • Amanuel

    Hi All
    1) Ato Semere is not addressing the main question of Eritreans, ie constitutional government. Non of the above points will help us to get there.
    2) He is ignoring government officials interviews and speeches like the recent one from Lena who is the real person behind Abiy’s power when he discussed about the threat of Eritrean sovereignty.
    3) He seems very confident about the relation ship between Asmara and Menelik palace as he hasn’t witnessed it was the same with TPLF during the 90s. Flying on the same plane to UN, IA interview of 1993 and his refusal to listen to Haile Menkeros advice about Badme and boundary issues should be a very expensive lesson. Ato Semere should know that there only permanent interest in politics. For the sake of Eritrean long term interest TPLP should be left when they are parked. They will be usefull when team Lema start to show their true colours. There is a proverb for it “ DON’T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET”
    4) At last he blames the poor old opposition with out any better suggestions.

    • Selamat Amanuel,

      “For the sake of Eritrean long term interest TPLP should be left where they are parked.”

      Could you kindly share with me what are “Eritrean long term interests” and how is it served by TPLF remaining parked where they are?

      Doesn’t the final closure of the border serve permanently Eritrean long term interests? In the minds of the TPLF, should things get really bad in Ethiopia they would invoke article 39 and at Bure Afar region which they are contesting being the pretext they would wage war on Eritrea capture an outlet to the sea have a port and become the Republic of Tigray. They the TPLF contemplate lots of scenarios given their predicament. And refusing to cooperate by accepting their fate equal status with the rest of the regions, I sometimes believe they purposely are choosing antagonistic positions with Eritrea, They may believe the third wave of Weyane could over run weakened Eritrean forces, Thats why they keep alive the pretext of the contested area – they consider it to be an exit strategy in the worst case scenario.
      Your the threat is Southern Ethiopia is very suspect.

      tSAtSE

      • Amanuel

        Hi GitSAtSE,
        I have said it there they will be useful when the medemer group make their final move. I mentioned the strategic mistake IA committed by putting his eggs on TPLF basket in the 90s.
        As TPLF invading Eritrea I think that is pure speculation of yours. What I don’t understand is your double standard. While Abiy & Lemma are briefing their people and army with words put Eritrean sovereignty at risk you chose to speculate on TPLF’s next move with out any evidence. For example Abiy said demarcation is not a priority and you remain silent about it. He set up a boundary and identity commission to sort out disagreements between his regional governments but we haven’t seen or heard from him doing any thing to speed up the demarcation with Eritrea. He is putting the wrong kind of pressure on them.

        • Selamat Amanuel,

          “… will be useful when the medemerrr group make their move.”

          What is the move the medemer group will make? And
          What is it the tplf will do that is useful?
          It is still not clear to me. Please be kind and spell it out with out evading my questions.

          As for the TPLF making a move all one has to do is consider the areas in which the TPLF is holding on to as a contested area. As I have said they are thinking long term exit strategy in the event they break of ties with the rest of Ethiopia since they can not have everything in Ethiopia be at the mercy of their whims.

          Just scroll up and read Horizon’s excellent projections of the state of mind of the TPLF. Don’t take my word for it and stop being dogmatic and analyze things for your self, Analyze all scenarios. What I have said is not that far fetched.

          tSAtSE

  • aklilu zere

    Good day AT,

    Semere Tesfai is a master manipulator. His comments are nothing but psychological marauding. Too late, Too little. Semere expertly muddied the root cause [the sick man of Eritrea- his history and his policies] to shift the discussion to secondary or tertiary [and mostly irrelevant] issues. Semere Tesfai has become the de facto Goebles for PFDJ. He is worried of what is exposed [hollowness and evilness of NSU and PFDJ] that was expertly shrouded for long years. But no more. Truth cannot be bent forever.

  • Teodros Alem

    Selam Awate
    In today’s ethiopia there is no such things called Abyssinians power or a collective things called Abyssinia,
    Abyssinia is just an old name of “northern” part of ethiopia in today’s ethiopia.
    There r two kinds of poltical structure in ethiopia, 1, ethnic based poltics which tplf is part of it and 2, ethiopian nationalist poltics which most amaras r part of it, so putting these two extremely opposite groups as one(Abyssinia) ideology is completely wronge.
    as far as i know, there r no ethiopian nationalist poltical party that claims eritrea as part of ethiopia. But since tplf is ethnic tigrai party, u should say, eritrea the opposite pull by tigrai and arabs, instead of Abyssinia.

  • Paulos

    Selam AT,

    With all due respect to Ato Semere Tesfai, I don’t see any substance in his talking points worth debating for. It is similar to Isaias’ first part interview where he dodged the second part for it deals with the internal troubles of Eritrea—implementing the Constitution, upholding Rule-Of-Law, the issue of Political Prisoners among other urgent issues. Instead, Ato Semere went on talking about fringes as in pressuring the Weyanes to demarcate the border as if lack of demarcation is the clear and present danger and the root of all the dire straits.

    External forces do not have any bearings on the current Eritrea’s predicament. ንኤርትራ ዝቐትላ ዘሎ ኣብ ውሽጢ ኾይኑ ዝበልዓ ዘሎ ኢሳያስ ዝባሃል ፍልሖ እዩ።