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EU Pays For What It Imported From Isaias

The men and women in the European Union first did what all bureaucracies do: they dithered for months, then they did what Europeans always do: they gave a tyrant a much needed lifeline, siding with the PFDJ, a group of criminals not unlike the Mafia, who are tormenting the Eritrean people. With the 200 million, the continent that invented holocaust and engineered the Auschwitz ovens now is basically exporting their invention and engineering to a black man and paying him for it. While they accomplished it with their own hands before, now they are delegating their Euros to do it for them, subsidizing Eritrean’s own modern ovens in Sawa and WiA.

After the dithering was over, the small men in Europe probably went for a dinner to celebrate the end of their impasse over the disagreement they had about the funding, sipped their fine wine and relished their steaks, and like their cows they have become mad, scribbled their autographs in support of the “extermination” of Eritreans at the hands of PFDJ, an entity that is responsible for the atrocities in Eritrea. This is how the UN Commission for Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE) put it in its yearlong investigative report: “Eritrea may have committed crimes against humanity, extrajudicial killings, widespread torture, sexual slavery and enforced labor, systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations have been and are being committed in Eritrea under the authority of the Government,”  One would expect that sober minds would prevail and when all the dithering was over,  the men of “human rights” would unequivocally refuse to subsidize the crimes of Isaias Afwerki described in the CoIE report. The CoIE’s report that was authenticated by 500 Eritreans, certified by the 5000 who in unprecedented turnout demonstrated in Geneva to advance their support for its veracity. If the sequel comes with a more damning evidence that refers Isaias Afwerki to The Hague to account for his crimes, the European Union would be considered by many Eritreans as an enabler of their untold, protracted suffering.

When sometime in 2003 the then president of the European Union said that he was honored to be in the presence of Isaias Afwerki, the words prompted Saleh Younis of, to dub him the smallest man in Europe. If he was the smallest man of Europe then this wanton approval to fund the coffers of Dictator Isaias Afwerki makes the European Union the pantheons of the smallest men of this planet. In the last decade the Eritrean people have braved the Sahara to escape slavery, murder, disappearances and rape and during the treacherous trek they have endured documented heinous crimes of organ harvesting, rapes and death. When the Mediterranean Sea was becoming a grave yard, Europe was deafeningly silent but once their fish was fattened with human corpses, they no longer needed Eritreans cadavers to litter their “pristine” sea and decided to stop the problem in its tracks and with a stroke of myopia they had their “eureka” moment, but this eureka moment was not to solve a problem, it was to enhance it by funding the continued slavery, denying Eritreans even the choice and freedom to die trying in the desert.

Europe’s burden with the influx of refugees is understandable, resources are finite, space is finite, those notions are trivial to fathom and Europe is justified in its desire to act and curb the refugee influx. But apparently the brains that discovered the gravity, differential equations, and the continent that gave the world its Madam Curies and Leonhard Eulers could not come up with a humane solution to the influx of refugees from Eritrea.

The small men in the European Union were intimidated by a common dictator, he threatened them that he would unleash an avalanche of refuges from his country if they do not fund his habits of criminality, and small that they are, they first pretend to debate and then capitulated. But deep, deep in their hearts of hearts, they do not want the refugees to stop completely, they just do not want them to cross the sea safely, otherwise their fish would have less to eat, scraggy fish would not be palatable and would not sustain their well-fed bodies. The funds is billed as a development aid but they know that they have no means of keeping the regime accountable to ensure the funds would go to developmental endeavors. The funds would be funneled to fund the security apparatus and strengthen the repression and the refugees would still flow, drowning in the Mediterranean, fattening their fish and the fish in turn fattening the bellies of the midges who approved the funds.

Many of the problems in the Middle East and Africa spring from the fighting of the followers of the three ancient men from the Middle East. Any causal reader of history knows that Europe has almost exterminated the followers of one, mostly worships with the followers of the second and is locked in a bloody fight with the followers of the third. It calls the followers one of them terrorist while it was Europe that invented the worst terrorist that this planet has seen, Adolf Hitler. Europe has not completely purged the hate that almost exterminated Jewry a mere seventy years ago.

In a piece entitled: “Jews ‘no longer feel safe’ in Europe and mass exodus increasing as a result of surge in anti-Semitic incidents”. The Independent had this to say:

‘The rise of ant-Semitism was the reason the he EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) released a report on anti-Semitic incidents in 2014. Some 76 per cent of Jewish respondents said that anti-Semitism had risen since 2009.” Now although they are not repeating history but like Mark Twain has said, history is rhyming. And once this history becomes history the children of the men and women who approved the extension of slavery in Eritrea by the strokes of their pens will write books, narrate moving stories and produce movies about the tragedy that Eritrea was and since they are the authors, they will gloss over their contribution to that tragedy. The seed money for the future entertainment industry has been invested on behalf of their future generation.

And then we have the  small man from across the Atlantic. Enter Mr. Mazel. The Chief of missions in the USA Embassy in Eritrea, Louis Mazel was so enchanted by a hole he saw in the grounds of the Bisha Mine, so much so that he wrote a lengthy Facebook piece about it. Probably, the grandson of a slave owner, Mr. Mazel was smitten by what he described as, “…Western mining company that is creating jobs, investing in local people, mining responsibly, respecting human rights, acting as a good neighbor, and contributing to national development in Eritrea. I hope this will become a model for future mines operating in the country.” It is certain that some employees are paid competitively but the Bisha Mine that Mr. Mazel is so enamored with is implicated in prevalence of slave labor at several levels and there is a class action suit pending over this. His Facebook piece sings like an ad executive penning on behalf of his corporate client. Unbecoming of a diplomat Mr. Mazel has come across as an enhancer of the repressive regime in Eritrea, a country the USA government has severed ties for over a decade. Mr.Mazle was also enchanted by the glitz and glitter of the USA made machinery oblivious to the slaves that toil day in and day out to operate the machinery.

Never mind the indiginouns people whose land is being depleted and polluted by this mine, the wealth that is  generated from the mine is used to repress the entire population, repression and sexual slavery corroborated by the gripping UN mandated CoIE report.  By the piece that tried to humanize the mine of slavery Mr. Mazel has been inducted to the European Union small men Hall of Fame in his stature. Giddy by his piece, PFDJ would be glad to dine and wine Mr. Mazel in a company of Eritrean brunets, then he can write in his memoir about the visit and the fine dining with brunets donning “zuria.”

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  • fekre selam

    I don’t how you are reaching the conclusion? Well, first I don’t know what the volcano eruption will exactly be so I can’t judge your conclusion that Tigrayans(ethiopia) and Highland Eritreans will pay a heavy price exactly means?
    I don’t understand this madness of making Kebessa Eritrean and Tigray people “have to come to see as one people” means?
    Let me give you an example, people in Germany speak German and people in Austria speak German.. and there is a section of Switzerland where German is primary language like Zurich.
    And German nationality exists, Austrian nationality exists, and Swiss nationality exist..
    Are they fighting each other and killing each of this or that.. it is 2015 and German and Austrian, etc. are happy with their borders and making sure their people are people and are great industrial countries..
    So, certain population of Ethiopia and Eritrea speak Tigrinya. That is the case with certain population of Eritrea and Sudan speak the same language? A certain population of Eritrea and Djibouti speak the same language. A certain population of Ethiopia and Somalia speak the same language…
    Why do the European like the Germans, Austrian, Swiss able to use this as strength and conduct and deal with each civil and in horn it leads to bloodshed, war, refugee..
    What is the mindset of the population or leadership in east african countries that has led to wars and death… over the fact that certain populations speaking a common language across border cause this kind of mayhem.
    Hey look at the Somalia- one language and one religion and complete anarchy?
    Let’s focus on our countries respectively and develop them and start trading and economical corporating.. like the European.. all this language or “ethnic” based nonsense only keep us underdeveloped and easy prey for European, American, and Chinese corporation..
    The chinese, european, american are just laughing to the bank with our natural resource or whatever they can get…

  • Saleh Johar

    1. Please do not engage me in moderation issues, it is not allowed and I have reminded you several time.
    2. Suq meritsna after the fact? You already alleged anyone reading your comment will surmise you know the facts. You didn’t read it in the secret presidential files, did you?
    3. You didn’t wait for the Warsay to show up, you made the allegation on your own and I am taking you up on that. Own it. If you don’t have proof, admit it is an Islamophobe comment, following the trend.
    4. I am not interested on the other issues you mentioned, but I am challenging you to prove what you claimed: that Eritrean opposition members beheaded a Warsay. I will wait to see your proof.

    • Semere Andom

      Hi cousin Hope and Ustaz Saleh:
      First it is not “Suq”, it is “tim”, if you cannot tell the difference, Sal is your friends, he knows what I am talking about:-)
      Also Saleh alleging cousin Hope as Islamophobic, is it possible a Kerenite can be that. It is like the debate between some Jews, can Jew be an Atheist 🙂

  • አዲስ

    Hi Hope,

    Let me just say that you are wrong when you assert : “There are more than 1 Million Tigreyans mainly in Addis monitoring and controlling things and other Citizens,besides doing unique business,etc..,,”

    That’s a very inflammatory statement to make and obviously false. But you can change that to TPLF and their business partners. So let’s cool down the rhetoric against the good people of Tigray and concentrate on TPLF.


  • Saleh Johar

    Dear Hope,
    Can you name one Warsay that the Weyane created Eritrean “secessionist and separatist” BEHEADED and one entity that carried out the atrocious deed to allege happened in Eritrea?

    Please don’t fall into the Donald Trump camp–you are better than that.

  • Semere Andom

    Hi All:
    Isaias Afwerki, the dictator of Eritrea has been predicting the disintegration of Ethiopia since before independence. But TPLF had a better plan, accessing their inability to run Ethiopia alone, with a stroke of a genius they created EPRDF, Isaias’s dream turned to a nightmare because he deepest aspiration of fixing the failed Ethiopia and them helming it would not materialize. When the stupid war broke and the Nitriccs, Teds and Dawits and other cheered the killing fields of Eritreans by backing PFDJ’ gambling, IA again predicted the collapse of Woyane and with it that if Ethiopia, now 17 years later the dream has evaporated. Ethiopia is stronger and with it the road has become bumpy, as it should and with every hiccup Ethiopia exhibits PFDJ vomits

    The country where Ted lives is a successful country where once it struggled with a break up and even violence in early 70s. It is Canada and it almost Ethnic Federalism.

    Unless you want one Ethnic group to dominate in everything and unless you are reciting from the play book of PFDJ you cannot criticize EPRDF their Ethnic federalism. Those Ethiopia’s who are opposing it are those who lost power because of it. There are lots of things one can hammer the Ethiopia’s government and at least at this time, it should not be the EF (Ethnic Federalism).

    A melting pot Ethiopia has failed before and it gave us the bloody wars. Ethiopia’s complex diversity is both a curse and a blessing and like a poker had, it needs an astute player either rip its blessing or become the victim of its curses.

    Eritrea’s diversity is mostly a curse. As the diversity is tiny, the Kunama’s or Afar’s or Blen’s alone cannot wage a formidable threat to PFDJ to force it to change its ways. The two majority groups, Tigre and Tigiriya re wreaking havoc and they know it and IA knows it. That is why it is right and prudent for the Afar to look for their brethren across the Mereb as for those tiny groups like the Kunama, Blen and Nara, they are for ever doomed and will be under the mercy of the T&T. And we know both the T&T will not do anything for the tiny minorities from the goodness of their hearts

    • Nitricc

      hi Semere; if it is for your stupidity; it is PIA who advised and worked hard for Weyane to stay with Ethiopia and establish the so called EPRDF; but i don’t except to tell the truth as you are loose mad dog. too bad your dedebit going down. how stupid are you?

    • Amde

      Selam Semere,

      If we take the formula “Majority Rule Plus Minority Rights” as the current “elite” consensus on the desired outcome, then in Ethiopia’s case, it is a “Minority Rule Minus Majority Rights”, while in Eritrea’s case it is “Majority Rule Minus Minority Rights”. I am speaking strictly on ethnic perspective of course. But as you can imagine, just like ethnicity is not the end all and be all that fully describes the current Eritrea, it is the same in Ethiopia. Ethnicity is just one factor that should be taken into account, but it is not everything.

      In Ethiopia’s case, MOST Ethiopians think the current Ethnic federation is an insincere tool on behalf of the TPLF as an instrument of political monopolization. Some think that the distribution of power and influence in the federation should be honestly reflective of the letter and intent of the constitution as it currently stands. Others think the ethnic federation concept itself is a fraud perpetrated on the people and thus should be changed.

      The demographic balance in Ethiopia is that there are no majorities. You can think of Ethiopia as roughly a third Oromo, a third Amhara and everybody else as being the last third. This means it is not possible to get Majority Rule with just one ethnic group. This makes it potentially ideal for establishing a political system where TEMPORARY majority rule can be re-established on a transitional basis based on a dynamic combination of alliances, while sustaining PERMANENT minority rights.

      A Majority Rule of Amhara + Oromo is possible but could be fatally permanent. Right now, the system rests on suppression and manipulation – none of
      which are permanent fixes and all they do is build up pressure and
      resentment. TPLF spends a lot of time and resources trying to make sure
      the Amhara + Oromo formula does not come into fruition. To do so, it is stoking Amhara and Oromo nationalism. To use an old cliche, if you are the grass, you may delay being eaten while the two elephants fight but eventually the fighting will end through agreement or one side winning, and then the grass will be eaten anyway.

      I am convinced Tigray itself would be better served in a Federation of something like the old provinces, where on a case by case basis it can form alliances with those states that share its concerns. Today with Gonder, next year with Arsi etc…. forming alliances that would check others if they get too strong etc.

      Since you are in Canada, you should appreciate the benefit in terms of the federal parliamentary system. Quebec has a huge influence in Canadian politics not just because it has minority rights, but it is also one of many more or less equivalent units. Imagine if Canada adopted the Ethiopian system, and all Anglo provinces were merged into one. What sort of balance would that be? What is the likelihood we would EVER see a Quebecois as PM?

      On the other hand, Eritrea’s ethnic demographics are such that there is an overwhelming majority – I think of the Tigrigna and Tigre as so close that for all intents they may be considered as one – but even if you just focus on the Tigrigna, it represents half the nation. This makes it a different picture altogether when compared to Ethiopia. Majority Rule could be permanently attained just by one group, in which case minority rights have no future guarantees. I guess this the price one pays when the country gets geographically smaller and thus less demographically diverse.