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Hiatus Is Over: Hamdan Resumes Lying

If you are wondering where this appeared, such languages and lies cannot appear anywhere but in the PFDJ websites and its affiliates. People have the right to have a different view about anything, but they do not have to lie and manufacture facts that can easily be disproved. The article appeared on a website that is run by a certain foul-mouthed person called Abdulkadir Hamdan. His bigoted hate of the regime of Isaias and the PFDJ, his flirtation with Turabi’s party in the nineties are well documented. After the year 2000, he switched his position and became an ardent supporter of the PFDJ, and none of the elements of the opposition were spared his defamatory pronouncements. That is why the PFDJ, under the patronage of Alamin Mohammed Saed, which was a beneficiary of a German NGO funds given to Eritrea to develop free press, allowed his newspaper to be printed in Eritrea and be distributed through the PFDJ’s consulates and Wahios all over the world. Unpredictable as they are, the PFDJ stopped Hamdan’s newspaper a short time after he thought he had become a member of the ruling party’s inner circle.

Today we are bringing this to you not in defense of Ahmed Kaissi–we do not believe he needs any defense against the established liar, Hamdan– but to illustrate the character of individuals who gravitate to the PFDJ and do its bidding. Ethiopians will be amused to know that Sheikh AlAmoudi has given $1.5 billion to the renaissance dam project; Eritreans will be amused to discover that Ahmed Kaissi is a commercial associate of AlAmoudi. However, it is coming from PFDJ’s Hamdan, nobody else!

To elaborate further, in 2002 we posted an article exposing Hamdan’s lies which were the tools that the PFDJ used against awate.com since its inception. The title of that article was taken from an Arabic saying : إذا ابتليتم فاستتروا (If You Shall Do Wicked Things, Don’t Brag About It). You should read it to understand Hamdan and his defamatory rumblings.

The following post appeared on Hamdan’s website in Arabic and we translated it for the benefit of our readers.


The New Dropouts: The Distance between public and private interest where opportunists flourish

There are many who claim to be struggling for the benefit of the people, and in service of the downtrodden masses, and for this purpose they establish certain frameworks: organizations, parties, forums, Websites, and radio stations. But in fact, they only serve their narrow and selfish interests through the frameworks that they set.

If there is one description that fits them, we can only describe them as despicable opportunist characters, and only that defines the dropouts who achieved their status by misleading the masses, to whom they presented false slogans to secure and serve their own interests.

An observer of the fierce media campaign that was raised and is still being stirred by the broadcast project, the so-called “Almunteda” or “Medrekh”, which is headed by Mr. Ahmed Kaissi (a former leader in the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front), would think that those who run the project have different positions than what they held during the struggle era. But the truth of the matter is, with a little reflection and checking, one would discover that this group is nothing but part of the gang that is known as the “G15” and its likes. That is because their association with that group continued until the last moments of its existence, but then they preferred to distance themselves from it, and went into hiding.

In this context, it’s no longer a secret to anyone– the nature of the deep-rooted relationship between the “Menber AlMunteda” leaders on the one hand, and on the other hand the close relationship between Mr. Ahmed Kaissi and Sheikh Mohammed AlAmoudi, the Saudi Ethiopian billionaire. It’s an old relationship that the PFDJ leadership knew and was wary about, but they were justifying it with the belief that the relationship will serve the country and not the interests of foreign powers lurking in Eritrea. And today, [Ahmed Kaissi], is clearly and unambiguously trying to settle old issues he had with his comrades of the PFDJ, of which he was a prominent leader and a member of the Central Committee of the organization for a very long time.

Surely Ahmed Saleh Kaissi was an associate and disciple of Sheikh AlAmoudi, and he was wrapped in revolutionary and progressive garb, but now he is trying to prove the opposite. Therefore, what Mr. Kaissi is doing as of recently is not strange as he has disposed the robe of national conviction and is indulging in issues of his life and his private affairs in a suspicious way, especially after his emigration to Yemen and consolidating his wide commercial relations with Sheikh Mohammed AlAmoudi, who is considered the godfather of successive Ethiopian regimes, particularly the Weyane regime. Recently, [Sheikh Mohammed AlAmoudi] financed the project of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project with an amount of US $ 1.5 billion.

It seems [Kaissi] didn’t accomplish his rosy dreams to become a prominent businessman–to which the deterioration of the political and security situations in Yemen has contributed–and that has led him to emigrate to the UK and join the dropout elements, and to proclaim himself the official spokesperson of the organizations and parties of the Eritrean Loya jirga*, which are associated with Ethiopia and the USA. However, the burning question that should be asked is: Since when was Mr. Kaissi an expert in the affairs of the so-called Eritrea opposition (both its secular and Islamic sides) to assign himself a leader who seeks to unify them, when he is known for his intense hatred towards them, since he was describing them as turncoats and hotel revolutionaries? But no wonder, there is nothing that can be done about a person who consented, or chose for himself this fate to stamp his life in the swamp of turncoats and dropouts.

* Loya Jirga is the name of the Afghani grand assembly, in the Pushtun language; Hamdan is fond of using that term in a derogatory manner to describe any opposition to the Eritrean regime to imply the opposition parties are funded by the CIA/USA like “Afghanistan was.” Maybe he is indirectly likening the PFDJ to the Taliban!

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  • sara

    Do we know anyone in this position here ? who ?

    • operationmi15

      sources from fenkil.com President wedi afom he ordered his army chief of staff to retaliate To destroy ayder hospital and so on before he concluded his 3 days unofficial visit to the Arab republic of Qatar. When weyn attack the may edaga military depot he wasn’t in side the country.

  • Abraham Hanibal

    No one would expect the PFDJ regime to announce any attack by the TPLF, considering the repercussions such attacks might entail to those Eritreans who still believe they’ve a potent government capable of preserving and defending Eritrea’s sovereignty. It would just be a repeat of the Ethiopian attacks back in 2013. Those misled and misguided Eritreans might expect a tit for tat action by the PFDJ regime-a possibility that the regime clearly knows it lacks mserably. The Ethiopian might or might not publicise their possible actions, all depending on how Nevsun might react. If Nevsun chooses to hide any possible destruction from its share-holders; then the Ethiopians do not have any reason to put themselves in harms way, it would be unexpected gift from unexpected side. But there is one fact: let’s not forget there are human beings in the vicinity of the areas that are claimed to have been “bombed by fighter jets”, these people should confirm or unconfirm the news, because such bombardment is not possible to go by unnoticed.

    • T..T.

      When the Eritrean Salvation Front struck at the Isayas’ Asmara garage destroying almost all mining equipment and heavy trucks, Isayas went into cardiac arrest. During resuscitation his ribs broke and that complicated his situation.

      As the ribs broke under pressure, they made explosion-like sounds. In cover up, Isayas asked one of the Sudanese daily papers to report of the incident as attacks by Ethiopian fighter jets on Bisha mine and Mai Edaga Military depot. Otherwise everything okay and no damage suffered at all, according to tes, Hope, selam, ntricc and sara.

      The bottom line is: If Isayas does not explain what had happened, people would think he (Isayas) is again not healthy enough to come out and say something in explanation.

    • Semere Andom

      Hi Abraham:

      I agree most likely both countries will not publicise this because it is bad optics for Ethiopia to target a “mine” because it is perceived that this is not military target and Ethiopia cannot claim self-defence and Eritrea will not admit it because it will look weak and if it looks weak it can embolden others.

      But for all we know, PFDJ may be using TPDM or other Ethiopian armed groups to guard Bisha as it does not trust its golden laying goose to Eritreans and if Ethiopia knows this from their intelligence it may attack it, it has the right to do so at least in the vicinity to destroy the Ethiopian armed forces that use Eritrea as a base

      But for Eritreans, if Bisha is dismantled by whoever has the wherewithal will be good news, to wit it will keep the wealth in the ground and dismantle the machinery that is used to extract it and scare foreigners and hinder the slave labor. But there is the optics, attacking an “economic” engine of the people, it is up to the opposition or attacker to clarify to some who are confused between PFDJ’s looting tools and Eritrean wealth.

      If our armed opposition carried out this mission they still have to explain why they attacked the “non-military” site like Bisah. Let be honest the armed struggle attacked Dergi’s economic arms, but did not target civilians and that is the blue print to follow, but still the notion of a united opposition to take the mantle of power is paramount in the event of the collapse of the regime, no matter who the collapse is crystalized.

      Some compatriots are obsessed with sovereignty that does not exist, with people’s wealth that is been looted and to oppose any attack on the “aorta” of the regime that has made the motherland hell have no clarity on the dangerous case of PFDJ vs. Eritreans.

      The advantage that PFDJ has by virtue of its control of the wealth is only enhancing the security apparatus that are shredding the nation.

      • Abraham Hanibal

        Selamat Semere;

        I agree with what you’ve written, except for this one, “Some compatriots are obsessed with sovereignty that does not exist…”. We’ve, thanks for the long and tough struggle and sacrifice of thousands of our compatriots, an indepndent and soveregn country that we call our own and are proud of. Unfortunately, and to our deep dismay, we could not enjoy our hard won freedom because of a few individuals’ anti Eritrean policies. These same forces have now put our sovereignty in danger of evaporating due to their destructive policies.
        A struggle against this clique is, therefore, not only to achieve a democratic, law-abiding government; but also to preserve our soveregnty and territorial integrity which is in great danger.

    • Abel

      Fortunately, Bisha was closed for maintenance during the attack. perfect timing?perhaps.

  • selam

    some thing wired

    • operationmi15

      what they said International news agencies about the strike
      CNN-self defence
      BBC-dismantling terrorists
      Reuters-blessed
      Al-Jazeera- halal

      • selam

        ok i can see you , you are all over the place with your credible news .Good for you and your cronies

        • Abraham Hanibal

          Hi Selam;

          Since you happen to be in Asmara, have you heard any local news about the incidents that are said to have taken place at Bisha and Mai Edaga?

          • selam
          • angessom

            Abraham

            did you understand selams reply? why don’t you google tekerebanelim or go to this site https://twitter.com/tekerebanelim

            to get the information from from the horses mouth? If you are busy this is her comment on twiter “…don’t forget our neighbor’s attempt to deflect attention fm the upcoming “free” & “fair” elections & its own internal explosions! Pun!” and “Headless chickens & wild fantasies. It’s really not that hard to spot the desperation! …consider the timing/source. #Eritrea #Bisha”

          • Abraham Hanibal

            Sorry Mr. Angessom, but I don’t buy PFDJ’s propaganda.

          • selam

            Angessom you are making false statement and you need to take it back. It will not serve you good. If i am the person you are saying , i have no reason to use another name. But to defame people could be your number one skill and i could careless about your ego.

          • angessom

            Selam

            Did i say you are Milena Bereket? I was guiding to my source of “true” news and comments from the heart of Asmara from the director of eritrea’s only think tank.

        • operationmi15

          What they have said about the recent gallant Ethiopian air force attack Regional,domestic & online news outlets
          assennat.co.er -ደሓን ጽፍዒቱ
          Tigrayonlinee.et.com-much delayed
          asmarinoI.net-ኸም ኣመሉ ውኂጡ ሱቕ
          aigaa.net-ኣይበልናንዶ ኣይበልናንዶ
          meskeremee.com-the president wasn’t inside the country
          gedeeb.news.com-ኣጣላቒኦሙኗ
          Ethiopia first.et.net-ድባቕ ተመታ

  • Mizaan

    Dear Awate Team, please help me here. The article says:

    “The following post appeared on Hamdan’s website in Arabic and we translated it for the benefit of our readers.

    The New Dropouts: The Distance between public and private interest where opportunists flourish”

    Where is ‘the post?’ Am I missing something?

    • Shum

      The post starts from where it says “The New Dropouts…”

      • Mizaan

        Thanks Shum. It is all my fault. Sometimes some of the articles are too long and just flat out hard and boring to read. I was assuming the same thing with this one and I was automatically reading the comments which are all about the Weyane air riads on Bisha mining. So I decided to go back and read the article to make the connection between the personalities there (Kaissi and Hamdan) and the bombing. Too many trigger happy people here from both sides.

        To AT:

        Hamdan is despicable indeed having read the allegations he makes connecting this website (from back in 2002) and the other opposition groups all to Weyane and CIA. Given also that he was an enemy of PFDJ but bribed and bought back to PFDJ camp. This is the kind of people who need to be stoned to death (biblical stories-style).

        • Shum

          Hey Mizan,

          Never, ever, ever, did I say, never assume the comments have anything to do with the articles. So much to say about that, but maybe another time. As for the Woyane air raids with the back and forth, I see this like that Eritrean bank story that came out but worse. At least that story was based on real info. Our people like to just talk politics for the heck of it, truth be damned. I commend Awate.com for not jumping on every story.

  • Nitricc

    SAAY; you are not feeling me right. I am a person of principle. If I don’t express what I believe; then, what is the point of participating on this forum? Isn’t it the very idea and purpose of this forum? To express our believes?
    I believe Hayat ADAM is not Muslim
    I believe Hayat ADAM is from Tigryi
    I believe Hayat ADAM is a paid agent of TPLF.
    I believe Hayat ADAM is here to distract, divert and sidetrack Eritreans from discussing the real issue and solve their problems.
    Do you think it is a coincidence when she was openly advertising for “surgical attack” on Eritrea by the Ethiopians and these things happen? No, she was sent to agitate for such attack and they were testing the waters.
    So, what I am saying if I can not express what I believe in; I can not see the point of participating.
    I mean; if I told you I believe in god; you are not going to ask me for a proof of good? Would you?
    SAAY; tell to your good for nothing Semere that I was graduated from high school at age 16 while living in a ghetto. Oh, also I believe that Semere andom is dumb.
    That is all SAAY.

    • ‘Gheteb

      Hello Nitricc,
      Howdy, my man? What is up? Talk to me as I understand how you feel. I have felt the way you are feeling many, many times in many other web sites. Believe me when I say that. So, let me hear you out first, Nitricc. I may want to share with you my own experience. Your participation which is much needed here should never be about individuals, my man Nitricc. You know it better than anyone that it is about BIGGER things. Think about that, Nitricc.

  • sara

    what next? ethiobian dam bombed? is that what we want ? are we now moving to economic war? weyane the looser will not hesitate to want such scenario, but to no avail! eritrea will not be dragged into this useless weyane instigated bumarage.

    • operationmi15

      Congratulations nitric, sara & selam
      unconfirmed breaking news from idris.com and welde.net. Because of the slap the new constitution is postponed.

      • sara

        oh..ya, hey we bombed your house and congratulation , no sane eritrean will say you the same, i don’t know what you guys are up to but your ululating for such rumor (evil) may turn on you somehow. i pray none of this to happen anywhere, seeing what is going on around the world.

      • ‘Gheteb

        የሕወሓት መንግስት በኤርትራ ላይ የአየር ጥቃት ፈጸምኩ የሚለው ቅዠት ነው ተባለ *
        “እንኳን የአየር ድብደባ ይቅርና ሞቅ ያለ ጭብጨባም አልተሰማም”…

  • One of the explanations is more plausible than the other. It is difficult to say that Eritrean opposition has acquired the muscle to strike deep inside Eritrea and get away unscratched, or has the strength to attack two targets simultaneously hundreds of miles away from each other. Some sort of sabotage from within the mine, where I presume that explosives are easily available in the warehouses, is possible but does not fit with what has happened in the military depot so far away.

    The only explanation remaining is Ethiopia’s synchronized raid on both targets by fighter aircrafts. When both sides start to talk about the incidence, the Ethiopian side might give the following explanations. There is no safe haven for enemies of Ethiopia, either for DIA or those who have become bedfellows of the dictator (Ginbot7 and others). In addition, it is a two directional message, one for the people of Eritrea that DIA is a big liability for Eritrea and they should not continue to put up with him, and to Ethiopians (especially in this pre-election period), that they can count on the EPRDF government for security and protections of the interest
    of their country. They can also say that nobody who messes with Ethiopia goes away unpunished, especially if they become a safe haven for the enemies of Ethiopia, who for example, run away with very sensitive defense material, as the recent Ethiopian fighter helicopter that was flown to Assab. Having in mind that Bisha is a foreign investment, the Ethiopian government will try to explain that the money that comes from the mine is financing the enemies of Ethiopia Al Shabab, the Opposition etc, and Ethiopia is forced to act. Finally, a preemptive strike at the arms depot is valid, because it will take the anti-Ethiopian regime in Asmara years back before it becomes again a danger to Ethiopia. Therefore,
    having as its ace cards the economy and the defense of the country, EPRDF will feel free to ask for the vote of Ethiopian citizens. For the time being, this seems to me a plausible scenario, until disproved.

    • Kokhob Selam

      great, you got it Horizon.

      I want to hear from you just as observer to see your suggestion – what the Eritrean opposition should do at this moment.

      • Dear KS,

        You have asked me a difficult question. What I can see and understand as a non-Eritrean might be the tip of the problem. Nevertheless, I will try.

        In short, at this very moment and in the situation they are in today, I think that there is nothing the opposition can do, not even in a situation of a greater crisis. They have not worked for this day or a similar day. Do you remember the days when any self-respecting Ethiopian/Eritrean would quote the dialectical laws, such as “from quantitative change to qualitative change”, which implies continuous preparation until the final day of reckoning, for a political change or any change in society, if we
        leave out nature? We have not seen such a thing in the opposition camp. Do you think that one has to be a communist to believe in this dialectical law? I do not think so.

        Part of the opposition is rather for an evolutionary change, i.e. the good will of the dictator (regime) or his demise, whatever that might bring. Unfortunately, they do not seem to be prepared even for that day. Many are still with one leg in the opposition camp, and the other in the regime camp. Their worldview is not much different from that of the regime; there view towards Ethiopia is not different at all, even though Ethiopia is a factor that will play an important role in future Eritrea, as a bigger neighbor. Sometimes, it (part of the opposition) is part of the problem, rather than the solution.

        Regards

        • Hameed Al-Arabi

          In your last paragraph you hit the exact point the Eritrean opposition suffering from.

        • AMNA

          I have one question for yyou here
          The change and the characters you categorized them as “evolutionary”.
          It seems you have used the wrong characterrization or classification about
          them. Can you elaborate it and them more ? And what makes them and their
          struggle for change to be called evolutionary as you put it ?

    • Abi

      Selam Horizon
      With all due respect, I don’t buy the election reason for a minute. It is not a close election by any standard where EPRDF need to show its determination in protecting the country to be elected. I only wish we got there . I tell you eprdf wins not only this election but also the next two or three elections uncontested. I dream to see a real election where everyone has an equal chance to win .The rest, I agree with you . It is ok to show IA that we are watching every move he makes and he is only an hour away from the air force. We have to remind him from time to time not to sabotage our fight against poverty by using every means available. Military, diplomatic, economic etc.
      Thanks

      • Selam Abi,

        True, EPRDF is going to win many elections in the future. Nevertheless, I think that political parties, in a situation like ours, always try to prove that they are worth to be elected, and
        it is in this context that I mentioned the coming Ethiopian elections, and not because we have seen up to now free and fair elections in Ethiopia.

        Regards.

    • sara

      too much bragging will not bring you any result , we have heard many of zeraf… zeraf for the past fifty years and am sure you know where we are today. zeraf..zeraf has has taken heavy toll of good ethiobians followed by the demise of slassie ,mariam,and legese.
      where are those good ethiobians who abhor war and want peace!

      • I have nothing to brag about. Few people in the world are against peace. I was simply trying to explain the event, by trying to read the mind of those who might have ordered the mission, in case Ethiopia is indeed responsible. There are many assumptions as you have read. I am ready to read yours.

        • ‘Gheteb

          Do you believe that there was a sabotage in Bisha and something to have happened in a military depot in Eritrea. What source are you basing your analysis on? Any credible source(s)? Nevsun has stated it was an act of vandalism. Ethio and Eritrean governments have not said anything yet. We haven’t heard anything from any Eritrean opposition groups that I know about. Given all these, why are you letting your assumptions and imaginations to run wildly amuck?

  • operationmi15

    #ሰብኋልኼር ኤርትራ ትንቢት ተፈፂሙ# The Great prophecy of (tegadalay alamin saeed)

    1998 July 31, Alamin M Said Seminar Stockholm P 2: https://youtu.be/oqH3yx6dUBk

    • Semere Andom

      Amazing, Israel wannabe, “we are surrounded by enemies and we challenged all.”

      • operationmi15

        Semere hawey if things and no war no peace going like these in the next 2 decades we can create in the heart land of nakfa and sahl
        (agame wannabe people)

        • ‘Gheteb

          ሓሶትን ስንቕን አናሓድረ ይፎክስ::

      • ‘Gheteb

        Hello Cuz Semere,
        What do you mean by “Israel wannabe”. C’mon Cuz, here you ain’t saying that you don’t see any parallel between Eritrea and Israel? Taking everything into consideration, I think Eritrea not only faced a plethora of seemingly insuperable challenges, but managed to surmount it by ‘its bootstraps’.

        • Semere Andom

          Hi Cousin Gheteb:
          PFDJ was bragging about how they are like Israel and that is why I am making fun of them for their hallucination, let see how the similarities are really differences.
          1.Genesis: both began with a promise. The similarity starts and stops here
          2. Exodus: Israel was created by Exodus, Eritrea is being destroyed by its Exodus. A family entered Egypt as slaves emerged as free people, Eritrea went a free family and emerged as people in bondage
          3. Numbers (Wilderness ), Israel’s wilderness in desert was as a result of their unfaithfulness, but resulted into laws, Eritrea’s wilderness (armed struggle) was with due to our unwavering faith but resulted in our unfaithfulness and blasphemous to our genesis.
          4.Leviticus: Israel is land of laws (Wo bedenna;-)), Eritrea is land of lawlessness
          5. Deutoronomy: the sermon of their leader reiterated the promise, while the sermon of Eritrea’s leader(his first speech in Asmara) tarnished the promise.
          Therefore they cannot be more different;-)

          • ‘Gheteb

            Wo Cuz Semere,
            Forget about the PFDJ for a moment as it is not the alpha and omega when it comes to Eritrea. I don’t know why you always end up equating Eritrea with the PFDJ and as a result you end up so effortlessly interchanging one for the other. The whole idea about the similarity between Eritrea and Israel is in the sense of the existential threat they face and have faced and their emergence as states in spite of the adamantine opposition they have faced from many quarters. Otherwise, one can rattle off myriad of contrasts between Israel and Eritrea.

    • Olana

      Gentle Ewala. he should have hanged himself after the war. Useless ‘”politician'” with no clue about what is on the ground even to lie. Such are the current leaders of Eritrea with no shame to disrespect their own people.

      • ‘Gheteb

        Why would he “hang” himself when Eritrea and Eritreans foiled the evil machinations that was hatched by the Weyane and its Western patrons who worked so tirelessly to reverse Eritrea’s independence and statehood. The quintessential Eritrean that he is, Alamin M Seid stood his ground and fought tooth and nail in the preservation of Eritrea’s sovereignty. For that and his long service as a nationalist Eritrean fighter, history is going to be kinder to him in spite of the incessant yelping from certain corners.

        • Olana

          We would have been better off including Eritrea if leaders like him had gone long time ago. He could be a hero in Nakfa but definitely not in an independent Eritrea in relation to its neighbors. He did not have even the slightest sign of political leadership like many of his Nakfa comrades.

  • Mizaan

    Okay, I am so sorry for my ignorance but I didn’t understand anything in this article. It assumes too much background knowledge.

  • ‘Gheteb

    What With All The ‘Ado’ About Bisha?

    Well, only time will tell what may or may not have traspired in Bisha. Indubitably, the ramifications are going to be grave. If the event indeed did take place, the party which is found to be responsible will be held to account, one way or another. Or, even if this rumor just turns out to be nothing but a pure white lie, those who were spearheading in its propagation, their image and credibility would surely take a slide in a banana peel.

  • Gebrekirstos

    The latest update from Nevsun
    “The Bisha Mine experienced an act of vandalism on March 20 during the nightshift in which minor damages were sustained to the base of the tailings thickener, resulting in the release of water into the plant area. The required repairs and cleanup from the incident were minor and are incorporated into the plant re-start later this week. Additional safeguards have been adopted to ensure site and personnel safety and security while the Eritrean and mine security forces undertake an investigation.”

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nevsun-provides-further-update-on-operations-497184431.html

    • Semere Andom

      Hi G:
      Then some attack was done and the company is spinning it for share holders

      • Gebrekirstos

        I think that an attack happened on the mining site seems beyond doubt. The extent and the responsible party remain unknown yet.

        • ‘Gheteb

          An “attack” which could mean a bombardment from the alleged Ethio Air Force, or a ground attack by some armed groups. A “Vandalism”, on the other hand, per the Nevsun means a whole different thing, such as acts by a disgruntled employee(s) or unhappy local residents. Heavens, it could even be teens playing pranks. By my lights, there is a humongous of difference between an act of vandalism and an attack.

          • Fenomeno

            Just keep in mind that both the ESF message and the bombing rumour came before the Nevsun press release (or any other indication that something was wrong at the Bisha mine).

            Off course these parties could have inside sources, that might have told them that something was wrong at Bisha and then they themselves jumped on the bandwagon and “claimed” it.

            But nestly I found it more likely that these parties where somehow involved in the accident if we look at the information.

            Maybe AT can provide us with extra info? Was the supposed ESF attack executed in cooperation with Ethiopia?

            Or is the ESF claiming an attack, of which they had intelligence, but which was not theirs?

            Many questions…

      • ‘Gheteb

        Hi Semere,
        If an attack did take place, wouldn’t you think those who undertook the operation would publicize it? Say, if this alleged attack was carried out by the Salvation Front, do you think they will say mum. So, do you think Nevsun are that dopey and stupid not to realize that the truth will ultimately come out and incur more damage to it. Think about it Semere.

        • Semere Andom

          Hi Cousin:
          It depends, if as the Sudanese paper said it was Ethiopia, it would not necessarily publicize it, because there is no opposition in the mine, so that would be bad as it cannot pass the self-defense/security defense, but if it was done by Eritrean. opposition mostly likely it will claim it.
          We must also take the company’s “vandalism” claim with massive grain of “chewet” because this company is habitual lies; it tells investors t Eritrea corruption free and the news seems massaged and released after deliberating what to do before Monday dawns

          • ‘Gheteb

            Wo Cuz Semere,
            I agree we should take such kind of news that “seems[to be] massaged with massive grain of ‘chewet’ “– loved that word, ‘chewet’ cuz. But Nevsun has been under intense scrutiny by the Canadian government and it ill behooves them to go for a cover-up and mammoth spin campaign. I may say something about this some other time, but for now there was even a hearing in the Canadian Parliament recently — not even a week ago– in which the sub-committee on international Human Rights held a hearing specifically about Nevsun. The testimony was given by H.E Dominque Rossetti, Canada’s Non-Resident Ambassador To Eritrea and the chairman of the sub-committee on international human rights, Mr. Scott Reid. They both gave testimonies after their recent trip to Bisha.
            Mind you, this was all about the mine workers right and condition. Now, just imagine what scrutiny and inquiry Nevsun will face and the cans of worms it will open, if it tries to cover-up and spin this “incident”. The downside for such an action are just too great to even contemplate that Nevsun will opt to trek down that route.

  • tes

    Eyob,

    Before saying whether the target is legitimate or not, is such attack a legitimate? I am asking you in this regard first.

    tes

  • Kokhob Selam

    you will never find single comment that says Ethiopia should interfere, but for getting back ground and logistic services. by the way if this news is correct or not today, that is going to happen in the future. if we are not going to remove PFDJ, Ethiopians are not going to allow such childish group destroy their country. so even now I see the only way is to get support but not interference of Ethiopia.So be wise clean your home instead of blaming Ethiopians . If you don’t want to get support still do it in your way. otherwise you will remain crying as you are terrorized with this unconfirmed news,

  • tes

    Dear All,

    No matter how corrupted and repressive regime we have, Ethiopian attack is unacceptable. If Ethiopia is not in agremment of the PFDJ junta because he funds and arms rebel groups, first Ethiopia should be sane from doing the same. If PFDJ is arming terrorist groups, then, terrorism is an international phenomenon and taking action on its own right will only accelerate terrorism in the region.

    On this regard, Ethiopian government to take action in the territories of Eritrea is anti-Eritrean sovereignity and no one can accept and it must be condemned.

    We, Eritreans can solve our own problem. What means we do, it is our own strategic decision. But Ethiopian attack will only bring back the people into war that they are tired off. Hence, I call all commenters here to refrain from blessing of such actions, no matter it is done or not.

    Eritrean problems should be only solved by Eritreans themselves. Ethiopian involvement will only fuel the already burning status of the region. And it is a wrong action.

    Semere Andom, your take for this news is dangerous. I ask you to re-consider your analysis. Whether it is true or not, it doesn’t matter. But your take is irresponsible and anti-Eritrean sovereignity. If PFDJ is a corrupted and dictatorial regime, which also I describe as such, let WE FIGHT AGAINST. Blessing other countries to take measures is not what Eritreans want. As saay7 said recently, we don’t want to see another Libya or Iraq.

    On this regard, I oppose any Ethiopian involvement and I condemn their action.

    Eritrean problems by Eritreans themselves only.

    tes

    • Semere Andom

      HiTes:
      Thanks for your comment, please do no remove me from the Faculty of Fine School lead by SGJ:-)
      can you approach this from cost benefit with error margin instead of the “Eritran problem by Eritreans.” This is false assertion, Eritrean problem has not been solved solely by Eritreans: Eritrean problem was solved when Eritrean owned the ultimate goal, vision and did the heavy lifting and got support, yes financial and manpower from groups whose interests intersected with our struggle.
      Actuallly situation may compel Ethiopia go for full out regime change it calculates that even somalized Eritrea poses less problems than PFDJetized Eritrea that host several Ethiopian armed oppositions. So it in our advantage to own and preemptively remove PFDJ then hand TPDM to Ethiopia or deported them as first order of business for the all the pain they are causing. Whether we like it or not, bless it or not Ethiopia is too big now and it will have a say (hope note) but will influence change in Eritrea and for it to alone go and change regime without we get our acts together to capitalize on their incursions to shine. Libya can happen if Ethiopia goes alone without organized opposition that can take such incursion a notch up.
      it is not our pride now, it is about survival, PFDJ does no represent our pride nor our sovereignty

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Dear Semere,

        Quote:
        “Eritrean problem was solved when Eritrean owned the ultimate goal, vision and did the heavy lifting and got support, yes financial and manpower from groups whose interests intersected with our struggle.” Unquote.

        I want someone to disprove this statement from any side of the argument. Talking the truth will free us from our crises and will wised us how to handle it.

        • tes

          Dear Amanuel Hidrat,

          I disproof this weakness based argument. It is simply a flaw, of retared and incapable individualistic statement. I wonder why you brought such non-sense and hopless individual’s statement.

          Are you coming and saying that we are incapable of owning an ultimate goal now as Semere Andom’s point of view is originated from? I assure you brother Amanuel we can also be capable now to own our ultimate goal. But, blessing other countries to attack Eritrea is blessing annexation.

          The notion of Eritrean problems by Eritreans themselves is not to abstain from other countries help. But with a mutual respect and being owners of our own ultimate goal and vision is what it stands for. Other countries helped us because they either respected our stand or believed that we will be good friends in the future.

          But no country came and fought with us in our soil to destroy Derge. Rather, Ethiopians did. Ethiopia will not be shy to conquer the land of Eritrea even today as it did before.

          Dear Amanuel, I will not go further for the respect of you but this is a sign of your status for losing hope in the current struggle for FREEDOM. I call you therefore to work hard so that the past history can be repeated. Not only the negative side but also the positive side of history can also be repeated.

          • Gebrekirstos

            ኣቱመይ፣ ንእሽተይ ህድእ ኢልኩም እስቲ ኣንብቡዎ። Really, Semere (and the quote by Amanuel) are not saying “incapable of owning an ultimate goal now”. On the contrary, it is saying Eritreans were capable, and they are capable today too. It is really a shame that you babble without understanding. Just read a little bit more critically and you will be saved from such shameful practice.

          • tes

            Dear Gebrekirstos,

            If you read my sentence carefully, I refered from where Semere Andom was coming from to say such statements. he didn’t put it as it is. Semere Andom was blessing Ethiopian action and he told us to take it as an opportunity to smash PFDJ. Within this regard, he referred back to history to make sure that we also received help before too.

            Therefore, I am reading carefully and I am connecting the anecdotes. It is within this regard that I disproof Semere’s argument and Amanuel Hidrat’s “ቱታ እንሀልካ ደኣብዚ ዘረባ”.

            tes

          • Gebrekirstos

            OMG ! You even have the gall to explain and rationalize ! To be honest with you, the things you are writing are total gibberish. I thought by citing one glaringly gross mistake, you might be reminded to slow down, read critically, think before you write and consequently save yourself and the forum participants from wasting time. Alas! I was wrong. ኣነ ይገድድ ተስተውዕል ትኾን ምባለይ!

          • tes

            Dear Gebrekristos,

            Whether you were wrong or not, it is upto you but I am right. More than that, I will not bless Ethiopia for not respecting my sovereignity. Are you trying to keep calm and watch the blessing to be approved by people like you?

            tes

          • Gebrekirstos

            If I were you, I would first work on having a working command of the English language (“Are you trying to keep calm and watch the blessing to be approved by people like you”, for God’s sake, what is this supposed to mean?). Then I would work on developing an ability to grasp concepts and issues, together with their nuances, rather than parroting empty words, writing horrible sentences and paragraphs. Only then would I go to engage others in a forum such as this. Or I would stick toTigrigna.

          • Gebrekirstos

            If I were you, I would first work on having a working command of the English language (“Are you trying to keep calm and watch the blessing to be approved by people like you”, for God’s sake, what is this supposed to mean?). Then I would work on developing an ability to grasp concepts and issues, together with their nuances, rather than parroting empty words, writing horrible sentences and paragraphs. Only then would I go to engage others in a forum such as this. Or I would stick toTigrigna.

          • tes

            Dear Gebrekirstos,

            Attacking a coutry to another is not horrible for you but my paragraphs. If my English is bad, in fact it is bad, but how did you come to understand it to be horrible? I know from my experience when people come and tell me like what you are saying. And it is when it fully exposed their irrationality and their want for blessing crimes acts and here you are from no where to tell me not to write horrible sentences when horrible acts are getting a blessing.

            tes

          • Ted

            Gebrekirstose, Should we all be afraid to communicate in English while you are around. We are trying our best to use English as means to reach out to others. Prof. Gebrekirstose, please just stick with the topic, attacking personality is cowardice way out. I hope you understand (my English) what i am trying to say.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Tes,

            Please read the quoted sentence again. Does in shape or form the quoted sentence indicate that “the ultimate goal and vision” was not owned by us Eritreans. Where did you get it -that says we are not not capable of owning our ultimate goal? It is a straight forward sentence which doesn’t need any interpretation. In fact it emphasize that we own the ultimate goal and vision of our struggle. But also the statement reminds us that we get financial and human help in the process. This is fact. If you want to disprove it, go ahead. The quoted sentence did infer whether we need help of that kind or not at this time. Understand what is said before you reply or goes in to a wild interpretation.

          • tes

            Dear Amanuel,

            This is what he wrote first, “…”Eritran problem by Eritreans.” This is false assertion, Eritrean problem has not been solved solely by Eritreans:…”. Then he continued, “Eritrean problem was solved when Eritrean owned the ultimate goal, vision and did the heavy lifting and got support, yes financial and manpower from groups whose interests intersected with our struggle.”

            Wasn’t he self-contradicting here?

            Eritrean problems by Eritreans themselves is not about financial issue. It is about the ultimate goals and visions for our own problems. If it is false assertion according to him, how can then the later sentence be true. In fact, he told us to approach the “Eritrean problems by Eritreans themselves” through cost benefit with error margin.

            And later, he go further that Somalized Eritrea is better for Ethiopia. Then, under what circumstances did I go for a wild interpretation?

            Quoting one single sentence is always misleading. Had Semere was not blessing the Ethiopian attack and had he not calculated it as an opportunity to dismantle PFDJ through the Ethiopian intrevnetion, you could have been right and I could not be able to disproof it. But, read Semere Amlesom’s assertions here and there.

            Dear Amanuel Hidrat, you better know that I don’t make a wild interpretation. You accused me before like this when I disproved your view regarding YG’s article. I wrote a two volumes article to disprove for what you concluded about the article. Again, I can write an article to show Semere’s opportunistic blessing and what he wrote is not what it is according to positive way but to show that Ethiopian intervention is good according to his cost benefit with error margin approach.

            tes

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Tes,

            Did I quote every sentence he wrote in his comment. Please think, don’t rush to either comment or to reply to a comment. What everything said by semere are not quoted by me. I just quoted the historical fact he put it. The quoted statement doesn’t contradict with itself unless you bring your own interpretation. Semere is capable enough to defend his comment. And I am capable enough to defend what I have quoted from him. Give enough time to your thinking to segregate who said who. Just an advice. If you want to disprove what I have quoted, I am here to listen. The quoted statement is about history. After all there is no conclusive info on the news. We don’t need to debate on inconclusive info. You need to wait.

          • tes

            Dear Amanuel Hidrat,

            Picking one sentence and use it as a quote is too shallow according to my understanding. Before quating, we need to contemplate on the sentences before and after and more to understand the whole message.

            Remember, even Satan can quote a verse from a bible to accomplish his mission. This is just a reminder for not to accept a single handedly picked quote. We need to see the over-all message.

            It is within this regard that I disproof the quote.

            tes

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Okay you are broad mind and I am shallow. Can you stop it there.

          • tes

            Dear Amanuel Hidrat,

            This is where I don’t agree with your approach. I never said that you are of shallow mind. If you take it in that way, even my later sentence is worse.

            But here I am expressing my understanding on quoting a single sentence. I do, you do and many people do bit it doesn’t make them shallow. You are who you are and what I say is not crossing your personality but a specific topic that we are dealing now.

            Dear Amanuel, please please, don’t be short tempered and take it personal. You know the respect I have for you and the admire I have for your personality. But here I am specifically disproofing it and the means I use are ok as far as I achieve my objective. Saying “can we stop there” is an indication that you were not ready for a strong argument that will come ahead, be it right or wrong, be it civil or uncivil. Calling for a debate has its own course. Therefore, don’t take it into your over-all personality.

            If Obama defeated Romeny but this doesn’t mean that Romney was weak in his over-all argument. he just couldn’t make it that night.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LesGw274Kjo

            tes

          • Semere Andom

            Hi Tes:
            I will address your concerns, but please give me my quote where I said somalized Eritrea is less dangerous to Ethiopia?

          • tes

            Dear Semere,

            Here it is: “Actuallly situation may compel Ethiopia go for full out regime change it calculates that even somalized Eritrea poses less problems than PFDJetized Eritrea that host several Ethiopian armed oppositions.”

            tes

          • Semere Andom

            Good Tes:

            “Actuallly situation may compel Ethiopia go for full out regime change [IF] it calculates that even somalized Eritrea poses less problems than PFDJetized Eritrea that host several Ethiopian armed oppositions.
            does this sound better, I am not saying somalized Eritrea better, I am saying if Ethiopia calculates that it is and attacks Eritrea, PFDJ without organized opposition to take the baton of power, Ethio may survive failed Eritrea, it may not thrive, but survive, but we cannot survived somalized Eri. Therefore my thinking is we have to preempt that and align our timing of consolidation when Ethio strikes to look after its interests, luck favors the prepared said some one.
            And the situation that may compel Ethiopia to do so at its choosing will be PFDJ relentless grooming the armed forces and Ethiopia will not allow it and you have to worry about that as it can somalize Eritrea

          • tes

            Dear Semere A.,

            I am not saying also you said Somalized Eritrea is better but your message is a crystal clear that if the situation compel, Ethiopia will not hesitate to bring regime change for its own security reason and better to see a Somalized Eritrea, which means failed state – which is of less threat for its existence. It is from this angle that I said Somalized Eritrea will not only a danger to Ethiopia but to the whole world.

            To contempalte further, then why you are using the interest of Ethiopia toward Eritrea as an opportunity if Ethiopia cares more for destroying its threats but not bothering for its effect? Are you trying to come behind and take power?

            This is what the opposition camp did in the 1998-2000 war and it failed. You are not bringing any new innovation except repeating a failed strategy. The reason is very simple, to use Ethiopia as a means is only opportunistic and a sign of extreme incapability.

            tes

      • tes

        Dear Semere A,

        Don’t be an opportunist. You can’t bless such kind of attack. In fact, it is a sign of your incapability to fight against PFDJ. Blessing other countries action is only an opportunistic approach and is full of self-denial;

        Dear Semere A, it is not whether PFDJ will respond or not, or Ethiopia is Almighty or not. It is of a sovereignity issue.

        Do you say:

        1. “…even somalized Eritrea poses less problems than PFDJetized Eritrea…”

        2. “…So it in our advantage to own and preemptively remove PFDJ..”

        For the first, Somalized Eritrea will be a danger not only Ethiopia but to the whole world. Keep this in your biography. Eritrea is currenlty a somalized nation. And what we see is a danger to itself, to its neighbours and far to EU and US. Almost no country has stayed free of the current predicament of Eritrea. And imagine what will be if Ethiopia involves there? I can assure you, Ethiopia will scrumble. Therefore, it is in fact an advantage for Ethiopia if and only if a soverign country exists as it is. There are means for Ethiopia to create a pressure towards PFDJ through international laws. She did this already and put Ethiopian government respected. But, if it attacked, we will see a divided Ethiopia and chaos in East Africa. Somalia will be back to war, Sudan will be in chaos and South Sudan will be in its worst situation. Therefore, don’t make a lazy calculation.

        Again, you are heading to a dangerous analysis and I call you to refrain.

        tes

      • Kim Hanna

        selam Semere Andom,
        .
        This looks like an attempt to use Ethiopian military to solve an Eritrean problem to me. I hope our Government don’t feel “too big” to do such a thing. We don’t have our feet firmly planted on the ground yet, with all that is going in Somalia and South Sudan, it is the last thing we should stir up.
        .
        K.H

        • Semere Andom

          Hi K.H:
          Well Ethiopia has its own reasons and interests to take care of and if those intersect with our aspiration of removal of PFDJ and Ethiopia is willing to offer it then that is “kosher” to me. Eritrean problems only by Eritreans is utter non-sense. I am also saying that as Eritreans who want to see PFDJ gone before Eritrea is gone, it is prudent to capitalize on current situations and consolidate our armed forces, who are fragmented along silly political lines that can be sorted out later in open debates, because if Ethiopia calculates that (Tes pay attention here) even “somalized” Eritrea is better and safer for them than “PFDJetized” Eritrea that harbors armed groups who want to destabilized Ethiopia, it is possible that it may attack Eritrea before we are prepared and if Eritrea gets somalized in the process, we will fall in even harder times.
          Ethiopia will have at one point need to decide one way or an other because the current state of affairs cannot go on indefinitely, PFDJ may not directly attack Ethiopia but may keep arming and supporting the different groups that in the long run will be dangerous to Ethiopia so our opposition must adapt to the ever shifting ground under them

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear Tes, what will we do if that happens ? you don’t want it to happen but since PFDJ is there it is going to happen. then what? are we going to talk again , about who start it and such type of debates for years? aren’t our people suffering? ether we have to stand with PFDJ or remove it. now we are hurting our people as we are not removing or supporting. which one is correct? I mean we have to stand somewhere. now we are allowing Ethiopia to enter herself because PFDJ is working against them. they care more about their people . isn’t it?

      you said “Eritrean problems by Eritreans themselves” yes who else will solve our problems? Ethiopians are solving their problem and if PFDJ will not think wisely now they will be crashed. the bad thing here is our people will suffer.

      the way out ? If Saay7 don’t want to see another Iraq we all don’t. and if Ethiopia will enter to Eritrea by force again we will not be free of he chaos, the solution is to remove PFDJ, how should we remove we have to discuss and finalize it. if we don’t then this is the result.

      • tes

        Dear KS,

        You asked me, what we will do? Man, I thought that you are fighting. I thought that you are doing your best for the people. Are you to such level weak?

        Dera KS, I thought that your spirit is much stronger than your physical presence. You were a fighter before and now yes you might not be able to run as you were doing before. But at least, you are expected to condemn such actions.

        Dear KS, I blessed recently for an action taken by Eritrean opposition armed groups in the hearts of Asmara. Yes, Eritreans can take our own action against the institutions of PFDJ regime. I could also blessed if these armed groups destroyed Bisha and changed it into ashes. It is only useful to PFDJ junta. We Eritreans do not profit. In fact, the mining is done by grabbing the land from poor people and chasing them away from their recidence. Hence, I am not against destroying PFDJ economic institutions but against the attack taken by Ethiopia.

        Let’s be clear here. If PFDJ is in power still now, it is our weakness. But people do not remain weak for ever. Time is not that far for us to regain our position as a people. Neverthless, blessing such attacks or asking a naive question of “what we will do” is simply unacceptable and a sign of weakness.

        Therefore, lets condemn Ethiopian action.

        I know that PFDJ is a threat to Ethiopia. But going to war will only bring the two countries back to their previous history and killing of innocent people will be the reward. Let alone the economic impact it will will follow.

        tes

        • Kokhob Selam

          this is the best massage you send me since long time. tes, you talk to this time deeply.

          but what is condemning? I am crying really, I didn’t eat sleep and take rest and I want to confirm it is not true. I can’t condemn only Ethiopia, I will condemn opposition and everyone for being late to this moment for not changing PFDJ. now I know none among supporters will come to defense if war broke between those two governments. and Ethiopian government will catch Eritrea and this is the time they will have choice to put any government they want. or they can leave Eritrea after destroying PFDJ just simply leaving Eritrean to manage. that is what I was talking, if we manage to show them we can do it and get support carefully we could have solved our problem with them simply on table.

          My friend when someone win militarily he will have more chance of getting space. you can imagine now if PFDJ will be thrown by Ethiopians (not opposition) Leave Badme alone even Aseb will be in danger. think about it. pray, war will not start and opposition will manage to remove PFDJ soonest possible.

          • tes

            Dear KS,

            Again you are coming weaker and weaker. For whom are we going to show? You wrote, “if we manage to show them we can do it and get support carefully we could have solved our problem with them simply on table.” Dear KS, PFDJ is number one enemy to Eritreans first and for most. We are fighting to show Ethiopia or sit with them on a table.

            PFDJ has been an enemy way before to Eritreans before he finally felt in war with Ethiopia. Ethiopians may refer 1998 war time but we as people refer 1994, the birth of PFDJ regime. PFDJ was a close friend of TPLF/EPRDF when it was killing and prisoning innocent Eritreans. PFDJ and TPLF/EPRDF were the best allies when PFDJ confisicated public land property through his 1994 proclamation. The one that it is now of subject matter, Bisha, was owned by local people as a simple grazing/agricultural land. The people could have been the sole owners of such properity (the mineral resource) and EPRDF by now could not go and attack as it is of PFDJ properity.

            Therefore, we are not fighting to please Ethiopia of the international community. We are fighting because PFDJ is anti our survival.

            Consider your statements please KS. I respect you so much and I love you so much and that is why I want you to be strong. You were strong before and be strong now.

            tes

          • Kokhob Selam

            I am not getting weaker but I am getting stronger. I am trying to explain that we should not wait till this type of incidents happen. we are supposed to be more than that. PFDJ’s removal is our own job getting support is not wrong if found to be necessary but we should not delay as every minute is important.

            you see, am disappointed with those who give million reasons for not acting. We Eritreans have lost thousands of chances and we should learn from our experiences. When great men among us told us we should go choosing for Eritrea freedom we oppose them 60, 70 years back (I am just giving the majority it doesn’t matter if it was intellectually or silent majority the result is the same) just watching and hearing them could have saved all those years suffering and death of thousands of people in both nations. now if you start to count the chances lost till today it is uncountable. What we should do now is sit in round table and study very well the situation and get armed (armed with knowledge wisdom and armed with hardware) and get it done. otherwise the suffering will not end.

        • operationmi15

          tes you are right Eritrean problem only solve by eritreans only not by any one. Just watch for more details from ben.Ben’s Point of View on Operation MI-35: https://youtu.be/GNaDYrJ7vcs

          • tes

            operationmi15,

            No matter what operation you are named by, it is unacceptable and we Eritreans condemnt it. people will die, PFDJ will vanish but we Eritreans as people will not vanish. Remember the Jews history. Therefore, stop your war mongering drum.

            tes

    • Kim Hanna

      Selam tes,
      .
      I kinda of agree with you this time. Let us not get carried away too far.
      I will really be surprised if the Ethiopians attacked Bisha gold mine. That would be disturbing to me because I hold the Ethiopian government to be a thinking and rational one. You don’t target a mine, bridge or highway that belongs to the people. What is next commercial farms? I would even go further and stick my neck out where it does not belong. The opposition should not target these types of infrastructure and wealth. Sooner or later the government will change and these infrastructures and wealth will be needed. The people that have their hands around the neck of Eritrea are very few and identifiable. You don’t throw the baby with the bath water as they say.
      .
      K.H

      • tes

        Dear Kim Hanna,

        Bisha mining and other mineral source centers are currently serving PFDJ only. No Eritrean benefitted from them except the dictatorial regime in Asmara. Therefore, my argument is not whether Bisha is a people’s property or not, it is the attack done by Ethiopia in the sovereign land of Eritrea.

        I could be the first person to be happy if such attack was done by Eritrean opposition groups. PFDJ has built such centers for his own purpose and we the people can build for our purpose. If it is done by Eritreans themselves, let all the economic infrastructures developed by PFDJ be ashed. But Ethiopian action is unacceptable from all dimensions unless I am against national sovereignity.

        can you accept it PFDJ sent 2 or 3 commandos and turn into ashes the AU head-qaurters only because it serves Ethiopia first according to PFDJ argument? Or can you accept if Egypt came and bombarded the great dam under construction. It is quite well known that Egyptian life depends on the water source that comes mostly from Ethiopia and construction of such dam is the biggest threat to Egypt. But no one can accept Egypt to come and bombard the dam site only because it is against their national security.

        Therefore, it is not whether EThiopia attacked the Bisha mining center or not, it is against sovereignity and it must be condemned. We can bring bring justice by following actions against justice.

        tes

        • Kim Hanna

          Selam tes,
          .
          There you go again in all directions. I know sovereignty and pride and the like means more to you than me. I am not sure many Eritreans agree with you that ” If it is done by Eritreans themselves, let all the economic infrastructure developed by PFDJ be ashed.” come on, be half reasonable. There are things this bad government of yours is doing on the ground that might be useful and important for the next government. All the roads, bridges and micro dams be destroyed because PFDJ built them? It does not even make sense. Derg’s government was the worst for Ethiopians but a lot of things it did was used as a base for the current one to build on. Ex. A. it defeated a well planned and Arab supported Somalia invasion and B. it nationalized all land with brute force.
          .
          K.H

          • tes

            Dear Kim Hanna,

            I am not saying that let all the infrastructure built during the PFDJ era be ashed. But, but, if Eritreans did that themselves, let it be. And it will remain in our shoulder to build it again. At the same time, I am not saying this because everything developed under PFDJ is bad but if the people said, we are up that much hate for what you have done, then what? It is public choice.

            Look to Syria, Assad is destroying his own country in order to stay in power. PFDJ is also more than ready to take upto such measures to remain in power. And we as a people, wshould be able to go upto that much level to remove PFDJ. This is my argument.

            But, if there are other means that can solve our problems, who wants to destroy for what is constructed axcept insane one. Hence, it is a confirmation of the actions taken by the people themselves as far as it is their choice.

            tes

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            I think Ethiopia didn’t build the dam at the soil of Egypt to be targeted by Egypt. Many times the regime in Eritrea transgressed sovereignty of the countries in the region. The regime in Eritrea is the main cause of violating Eritrean sovereignty. I think the UN resolutions are because of intruding of the regime in the internal affairs of Somaili and other neighboring countries. I think a sane person never defends a criminal.

    • Abel

      Tes,

      This is a measured response to PFDJ reckless intervention in Ethiopian internal affairs.

      fyi, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HedAF3sBW1M&t=3473
      You guys seems to conveniently read ONLY one side of the coin.

      When Ethiopians get deported in mass(140,000+) it is fine with you,when an Eritrean (60,000) are deported you scream and whine none stop, when Eritrea invaded Ethiopia you cheer and dance,when Ethiopia reverses the invasion, you cry sovereignty….

      The days of baby seating Eritrea are gone for good,if PFDJ dare do any harm,you will see more of the same.

      • tes

        Abel,

        Ethiopia could also have used the same methodology. It has armed groups within her territory. Why Ethiopia has chosen not to respect Eritrean Sovereignity? This is my simple question. And I am not naive simply to ask “why”. Ethiopians did before and are doing now and will do next. But I have one option at hand. To condemn and reject this kind of intervention. Simple.

        tes

  • operationmi15

    Nitric
    Ben’s Point of View on Operation MI-35: https://youtu.be/GNaDYrJ7vcs
    please can you watch the uploaded video sorry for I said please you should not deserve the word. You deserve the above video only.

    • T..T.

      Nitric,

      What is that closing song. Is it an Amharic version of “Ashebrum’me Ashebrum’me Ab…. Ashebrum’me?”

      • operationmi15

        it is fano fano his favourite song

  • Hope

    Dear Eyob:
    You are the one,who excitedly broke the News!
    Aren’t you,Mr. Gurregnaw Akaki Zeraf?You,rather,better stop your double-edged mantra or Gurra!
    As an ERITREAN,it pains me coz it is my business,NOT your business !
    As to sponsoring Terrorists, you know better than any one,dear Mr expert of googling!
    As to Bisha income and its Fund allocations:
    Where do you believe the money is coming from to:
    – to train the Sawa Tigers
    -to buy the $500 million worth Infrastructire Machineries and Public Transportation Services
    -To build more than 5 medium sized Dams
    -to train for free more than 20K College Students thus far
    -to achieve the MDG
    -to build more than 100 s of Schools and hundreds of Bridges,tens of Colleges
    -to upgrade the Massawa Port worth of more than $ 200 million USD
    You need more?Refer to the International organizations and their reports.
    And all these Achievements are while under serious sanctions and existential threat from all corners!
    That does not mean that the PFDJ is free and clean from the horrors the ERITREANS have gone through!
    If your breaking news is True, it is a cowardly and Terrorist Act by a Terrorist Junta on a Soverign Nation and Sovereign people.
    Keep going and doing what you and your Terrorist Government are doing but ,do not forget that there will be a price for it at the end of the day, no matter what and irrespective how weak Eritrea is now and how strong your Country is!

    • Eyob Medhane

      Hope,

      Again. Enough with the temper tantalum. You sound like a spoil child..

      No I did not break the news, and I am not even sure, if the news is true. But, if it’s true, I will not regret it. Shabia funds terrorists with it, so it’s a legitimate target. Period. Get over it…

  • Kokhob Selam

    I will ignore this since there is nothing in it, Just labeling an old style.

  • AOsman
    • Hope

      Good catch Bro!
      I reviewed it at the famous meskerem.net.,where it compares and contrasts both News pieces!
      But still the Bisha and a Garage were said to be targeted, even though not confirmed.
      The Bisha Mining activity has been halted for few weeks though due to some internal damage,which was reported by the GoE.
      That makes things suspicious !
      As to the ERITREANS celebrating better than the Ethiopians, this is not new to us as this has been their dream and wish, not only these so called opposition websites, but even the so called Activists and Opposition Leaderships have threatened the destruction of the Bisha by all means !
      Wasn’t or hasn’t this been part of the Sanction Petition by the same Opposition people and parties and their leaders?
      But Eritrea will prevail and ” Ezi Ewin Kehalif Eyyu”!
      The Weyanes and other ill wishers for Eritrea will be history as that has been the history!

      • T. Kifle

        Generally speaking, everyone is doomed to be history.

      • Kokhob Selam

        Hope, why you create enemies which are not there? Ethiopia didn’t confirm it,PFDJ didn’t confirm it, no opposition said anything about it. the news is not confirmed. but everyone of us is worried and is following the story. if this is found to be true and someone take responsibility we can take stand. after asking why,how and to which distance will it go. so far it is still not clear so why you have to talk much.

        you know what? what is Bisha for the people? what benefit were they getting from Bisha? I am not worried about Bisha and any infra structure as the beneficiary is PFDJ and PFDJ only. what I am worried is this childish group called PFDJ will not care about people and if the war continues it is our people who will be hurt. so don’t talk to much as if you are more Eritrean. who knows even who you are? why you have to label others? just everyone of us is giving his suggestion and there is no any proof if you are for Eritrea or china. respect people to get respect.

        • Peace!

          Kokhob,

          You don’t seem worried with a news that resonates well with what you have been advocating;) If it turned out to be true, it will be the end of Eritrean opposition in Ethiopia.

          regards

          • Hayat Adem

            Peace, you said: “If it turned out to be true, it will be the end of Eritrean opposition in Ethiopia”
            How? Would you mind elaborating?
            Hayat.

          • Kokhob Selam

            no my friend the case is more than that. things are not to end good. in case this will be true everybody is in trouble. Ethiopian opposition should forget about being opposition, change in Eritrea will delay and in fact the war will be in both countries. that is a mess. hope not. pray.

      • dawit

        Is this news from NEVSUN of March 13 a week ago now transformed to the Military adventure, by those who wish the destruction of Eritrea? I remember the same sources were celebrating the death of PIA for weeks! Both countries official have not reported this news. Can people hold their celebration till they confirm the fabricated or true news.
        For those who are dancing wishing the destruction of Eritrea, remember the Ethiopian air force had bombed Eritrea for 30 years day and night and did not destroy Eritrea. “Eritrea Never Kneel Down!”
        Awet Nhafash
        http://www.nevsun.com/news/2015/march13/

  • Abraham Hanibal

    Irrespective from which side the attack on the Bisha Gold mine comes, this event should serve as a clear warning to any foreign or national companies that doing business with the repressive Isayas regime comes at great cost. Investing in such activities that only serve to enrich the pockets of the corrupt top officals of the regime amounts to directly participating in the oppression of the Eritrean people, and hence is deplorable. Victory to the Eritrean people against tyranny!

    • Hope

      Abreha,
      I respectfully disagree with your statement!
      Let us talk about Eritrea as a Sovereogn Mation and ERITREANS as Sovereign People and the negative impact of the evil act on Eritrea and ERITREANS because those actors could target the proper target easily!
      It is a cowardly Reorrist Act and a sign of desperation!
      You shocked me’
      Bisha and Its Mining belongs to Eritrea and Erotreans now and for ever, no matter what and irrespective of the Regime’s corruption!

      • Hope

        Read Abreha as Abraham Hannibal,please!
        With apology!

      • Tafla

        Cousin Hope,

        I don’t believe there is any truth to this news. It’s election time in Weyaneland and they are just trying to scare and distract the electorate by using the shaEbiya boogeyman. It’s been working since 1998, why stop now? It’s nice to see how low some Eritrean oposition people are willing to go though.

      • Abraham Hanibal

        Selam Hope;

        Bisha and its mine should have indeed belonged to Eritreans; but the undeniable fact is these mining activities have not benefited at all the Eritrean people. They’ve to the contrary only contributed to enslave Eritrean youth and enrich Isayas’ pockets. Let alone to benefit from these businesses, Eritreans do not even know how big revenue they generate.

        • Peace!

          Dear Abraham Hanibal,

          I understand what you mean although it is an internal matter; however, that doesn’t give any right to a foreign country to bomb a sovereign nation’s economic infrastructure.

          regards

  • sara

    The Bisha $$$$, the no war no peace won’t work,so shut it down (bisha) and see how they respond
    to the new change. I am happy the bastards got what they deserve.
    says a commentator in one of the websites of our southern neighbors..i.e brothers/sisters..

  • guest

    If true, it is only a sign how the regime’s muscles and intelligence units have deteriorated lately. Whether it was hit by airplanes or shoulder carried missiles by opposition fighters, it shows how the regime is not prepared in advance; knowning it was only a week ago the garage of the very
    mining trucks was burned in Qohawta, Asmara. That attack fshould have given them an early warning the whole mining business could be sabotaged.
    —- For now, let’s wait until the news is confirmed by nevsus or the regime.

    • Hope

      Dear guest,
      The news seems to be correct but be that or this,I would like to see your opinion.
      But U seem to be smiling like T Kifle,Hayat ,Kokhob,Sem,Ali,Guest,the Asmarino dependent.com,and Eyob!
      Congra for wishing the worst for Eritrea!
      Btw, it is easy and simple to destroy such public targets even in Israel and the USA,where the Security and Intelligence are at their max and their best!
      But no sane person would expect the TPLF Junta to destroy an economic infrastructure!
      Congra,Sem Andom, your formula/equation worked for the TPLF!
      I didn’t know that you are one of the under-cover Consultants for the TPLF!
      Why wouldn’t they target the real enemy ,rather than the Soveriegn State and its Econoc infrastructure?
      I heard that’s the Tigreyans are partying like they did in Washington,DC in 2000 during a futile attempt of the same Criminal Junta to capture Aseb.
      Let it be known to those Tigreyans,who are partying now for the destruction of their old Mom,who breast-fed and baby-sitted them that their Party will be changed to a perpetual Mourning!
      Mark my word!
      As to the TPLF Junta’s fate, only time will tell.
      Watch!

      • T. Kifle

        Hope dear,
        I never celebrated a war in the entirety of my life. Sometimes, it is an avoidable necessary evil when used as a prelude to some bigger cause of human betterment. But to celebrate any kind of armed engagement is the last thing to I want to embrace.
        For the record, let me share you a comment I made under a FB friend’s status update who seemed also puzzled by the news if “Bisha” should be taken as military target.
        እኔም ያንተን ሐሳብ እጋራለሁኝ። የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት የወርቅ ማምረቻ ፋብሪካን ታርጌት ያደጋል ብዬ አላምንም። ሰዎች ያን ታርጌት ተመታ ብለው መፈንጠዛቸው እንደገረመኝ አለ:: ሬገን The shortest distance between two points is not always a straight line. The factory belongs to international investors and if a damage is cuased by any party, it would be litigated in international courts. Moreover, I believe Ethiopia has a government that understands the intricacies of international diplomacy. So, there is more likely scenario that the armed resistance of Eritrea could target the plant for they are justified in that it is a place where modern day slavery is being practiced. At last, even if the whiff that comes around has some semblance of truth, there is noting big to celebrate about and there is no reason for us to get ahead of ourselves and conclude that Ethiopia bombed the said target when the government said nothing about it..

        • Amde

          T. Kifle

          That is how I see it. Unless there are legitimate military targets i dont know if it is preferable/wise for the Ethiopian government to take this action … and evn worse to talk about it if true. Understand completely the logic why Eritreans would want to attack anything that would provide PFDJ cash though.

          Amde

          • Hope

            Dear Amde,
            Thanks for your matured and honest comment!
            But remember:
            The Bisha Mining belongs to Eritrea and to the ERITREAN People,NOT to the PFDJ,no matter what and irrespective of the PFDJ corruption and mismanagement!
            And as such, if this horrible act is true,the TPLF or the Ethiopian Gov has acted agains Eritrea as a Sovereign Nation and AGAINST ERITREANS as a SOVEREIGN PEOPLE!

          • Amde

            Hope

            If you want to be technical, ownership of the gold has been decided as a shared resource of the government of eritrea and the other commercial entities that aim to profit from it. It belongs to the Eritrean people to the extent the Eritrean government represents the interest of the Eritrean people. How confident are you that is the case? The mine is just the syringe to suck it out of the ground.

            If you also want to be historical, destroying economically useful installations is a well known guerilla tactic. The joke in Ethiopia during the ghedli was that Eritreans are congenital bridge destroyers. “dildiy afrash”

            Russia and China are stocking up gold like crazy now. The scuttlebutt is that the dollar wont stay stable too long. If you ask me, I’d say Eritreans are better off keeping the gold in the ground for a little while yet – both to deny PFDJ cash, and also to get bettwr delas in the future.

            Amde

      • Kokhob Selam

        Dear Hope, don’t go emotional. none but none of us said I am happy here. we are all in following the situation. so please don’t say we are enjoying it, the question we are asking is is that true? because this development will create another reality, another challenge for all. we don’t want war between those two sisterly nations in general. but one truth remain painful, the present of PFDJ will not serve any including PFDJ and we are suppose to do something before such developments appear.

      • Semere Andom

        Cousin:
        Can you tell me how the Bisha is relate to the wellbeing and lifting Eritreans from poverty. I would rather have the attack conducted by Eritrean opposition, but if that is what we got the I do not see it as an attack neither on our sovereignty or wealth. Also whoever did it took care not to harm civilian workers as it was performed on dawn.
        Bisha is enriching PFDJ and repressing our people and so much for your self reliance while this min co-owned by foreigners. If Bisha was not around PFDJ would be on weaker footing by now or even gone. Do not mix up Eritrea with PFDJ.

        • Fnote Selam

          Dear Semere,

          My unsolicited advice (if I can give any advice) to you; take a break, wait till details of the news are confirmed, think hard what language to use and position to take (if you have already thought hard, reconsider), and then come back here to discuss. I think you are walking a very fine line here…..

          Just my thoughts,

          Best wishes,

          FS.

          • Semere Andom

            Dear FS: Thank you! but…
            I am not saying the news is true or false, if it is true then my mind, my conviction regarding the clear delineation between PFDJites and Eritreans, between the benefits for PFDJ and Eritrean, the clear understanding of who benefits from Bisha is crystal, clear is my mind “kem dimqti werhi”
            If the news is true, I do not have a problem with it and this thinking is congruent with my long held view of how I see PFDJ and the solutions and so on. I argued long time ago, even before YG made same comments some where in Ethiopia that I believe the opposition should target Bisha for it will scare the blood sucking foreign companies and also starve PFDJ. The wealth belongs to us, but it is being stolen and not only that but it is being used to kill us, And attacking it will not destroy the wealth, it will actually keep it in tact, preserve it
            Also I am clear on my position how to get support from Ethiopia by collaborating with the opposition.
            I am not sure what is dangerous/bothersome about this view, I can see how it disturbing to PFDJ, for obvious reasons. Some opposition friends offered that, if this is true, it will rally the people to coalesce around PFDJ there by protracting its life, I say not now, people will not protect DIA any more, they will give him away to the river, do not be fooled by the vocal minority.

          • Fnote Selam

            Dear Semere,

            I have also noticed that sometime ago you said something like (correct me if I am wrong) every Doctor or Mechanic etc in Eritrea right now works for the dictator, so by extension……just saying. Watch the arguments and words you use….

            Regards,

            FS.

          • Hope

            Dearest Fnote-Selam:
            Thanks!
            That is my whole argument here that ,those selfless Public Servants should be given the credit they deserve and the PFDJ should be differentiated from the State of Eritrea .
            You cannot destroy a poor Nation and poor people in the name of targeting the PFDJ.
            My emotions,over-reactions and arguments emanate from this basic argument and Pronciple!

          • Semere Andom

            Cousin Hope:
            I asked you “mi tu ttthabaE” You keep harping about sovereign Eritrean land and all the ranting I ask you this, pleas answer.

            1. Do you know the wealth is in the stone and do you know that the mineral wealth needs to be mined, so bombing it does not destroy it, it is not like building.
            2. The equipment is used to extract the wealth, so, disabling it keeps the wealth in the ground for future instead of being used by Kisha’s Kish.
            3.Can you tell me if the 300million per annum PFDJ gets from Bisha is improving or destroying lives in Eritrea.

            I know you are smart but choose to act like your are not, so add to that honesty instead of ranting.

            One more point, if change is to come from within it will come not by peace, but by some group dismantling something the feeds PFDJ, MoI or banks or whatever, that is how coups are conducted.

          • Semere Andom

            FS:
            I really appreciate your feeds back and about the every doctor, mechanic comments, I got lots of heat from close friends and family in person because before I commented about it, I said it this way to a gathering of friends: “your brother, my brother, everyone willing or unwilling, knowingly or unknowingly, free or paid is serving PFDJ ” but I do not mean in anyway that those all who are serving must be weeded out with PFDJ, I meant it, the PFDJ drives benefit from all these and, no matter how weak the people are they have certain strength to undermine the PFDJ at every level and I do not see that, except lamentations. Then in 2014 I stumbled on M. Gladwell’s book: David and Golliah and there radiated glint in my eyes:-) It is in this context that I ask you to read that comment, so by extension? no by extension. The doctors, mechanics and even the mothers have power to undermine the regime, I was criticizing them in that regard and not wanting their head on the altar

      • Hayat Adem

        Dear Hope,
        Why do you assume? Where did you see me smiling? Ask me.
        Hope: Hayat, are you smiling now because Bisha is raided?
        Hayat: Nope!
        Hope: What?!
        Hayat: Don’t be surprised. It might not be for the same reason.
        Hope: What do you mean?
        Hayat: There are people here who say it should not have happened because that was too much; there are people here who say it the right thing; and there are people (I don’t know if they are more than one) that it shouldn’t have happened because it is too little to help but too big too irritate the psycho to even act wilder. Need you ask more?
        Hope: Which one are you?
        Hayat: Come on, Hope, you are too smart to ask this.
        Hope: Okay, okay, I’ll figure out that myself. Which one am I?

  • Ayneta

    What is up with this news from Asmarino stating that Ethiopia raided Bisha mining? If true, it will be something interesting to observe.

    • Semere Andom

      If this is true and if either country admits it, it is a clue for the armed Eritrean opposition to follow suit and attack PFDJ’s economic arm. this is Eritrean wealth going into the coffers of “Kissha” and DIA, destroying the mine does destroy the wealth, it just disables PFDJ. It will also scare the foreign companies that are investing there for cheap and enslaving our youth.
      If it is true, no matter who did it, it must celebrated as it attacks PFD without touching the Eritrean wealth

    • Semere Andom

      If this is true and if either country admits it, it is a clue for the armed Eritrean opposition to follow suit and attack PFDJ’s economic arm. this is Eritrean wealth going into the coffers of “Kissha” and DIA, destroying the mine does destroy the wealth, it just disables PFDJ. It will also scare the foreign companies that are investing there for cheap and enslaving our youth.
      If it is true, no matter who did it, it must celebrated as it attacks PFD without touching the Eritrean wealth

      • Kokhob Selam

        Yep, every event is for a reason and every wise can use for his benefit if he knows how to use it.

        http://www.asmarino.com/news/4352-eritrea-ethiopian-planes-raided-bisha-goldmine

        • Peace!

          Hi kokhob Selam,

          That should tell the protestors in Addis Ababa all they need to know.

          regards

          • Kokhob Selam

            but that is just part of the story that can happen, and very tiny one. the biggest one is if Eritrean opposition use it. Lol, Ethiopians will forget the upcoming election and everything but support the move of Ethiopia and our toothess part of opposition will say “we will fight against external enemy”. I don’t know if we have somewhere a wise group who may use the chance.

            Hey, DIA and his group PFDJ may surprise all (Ethiopian government. Ethiopian opposition,Eritrean oppostion and the world) by saying okay, now let’s discuss and solve our problem. one of the agreements will be no opposition should be supported. OVER the film will end and everybody will get an air to breath, Lol.

          • Peace!

            Dear Kokhob Selam,

            Eritrean opposition? which one are you referring? If you are referring to the LOL ones, then your waiting time will be much longer. Try CTRL-ALR-DEL 🙂

            regards

          • Kokhob Selam

            is that sir, if so you and me have done big mistake for not sharing the gold of Bisha, Lol just kidding. so don’t worry and be happy, here is Eritrea if the mess makes you contented. “ንሮ ካሉት መቃብር ይሞቃል “ነው ነገሩ ::

            I don’t wait anyone to change, I depend on mother nature Lol. do what you can is the motto !

            http://www.amoraview.com/eritrean-bisha-gold-mine-on-fire-according-radio-wagahta/

          • Ted

            Kokeb Selam, You seem to get a kick out of this news. “no opposition should be supported” Why would you get an air to breath if opposition are banned in the both countries. . Are you Ethiopian opposing PFDJ or Eritrean opposing PFDJ. Just curios, It is clear you are worried about Armed Ethiopian opposition attacking TPLF than PFDJ doing harms to Eritreans.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Ted, sometime more for you to answer the questions you ask. your mind will answer them all if it interest you, if not forget about me as person and go for ideas.

            one true thing, I don’t like to see Ethiopian opposition Ethiopia as Ethiopia is doing fine. I want them really to develop. again I don’t like Ethiopian government attach Eritrea government really as that will create more trouble to our people. Yet, I can do nothing in all cases if one of the above incidents happen. Poor guy what I can do is just the almighty to give us peace. what I will love is to see Eritrean opposition (I don’t mind from where they start) practically remove PFDJ. that is a choice but painful choice as there will be a price to be paid. now, minimizing the price is possible if you and me and the entire opposition start to plan for the plan.

          • Ted

            Kokhob, Have you heard of deductive reasoning.

            “I don’t like to see Ethiopian opposition to hurt Ethiopia government” ======= TPLF is the government

            “I will love is to see Eritrean opposition (I don’t mind from where they start) practically remove PFDJ”=====TPLF arms Eritrean opposition to overthrow Eritrean Government.

            That makes you ___________, please fill in the blank. There is only one correct answer.

          • Kokhob Selam

            don’t modify and only write what I said. when I say (I don’t mind from where they start) I mean it. they can start form Ethiopia, Sudan where ever ..that is open subject for watching the view. My view was from Ethiopia but not Ethiopian armed forces. so if you don’t modify anything in what I said,you will see me positively. I am not sure what to put in the blank. It is not my culture to say much about my self. I only know that people like you can’t fill the blank, simply they don’t have the knowledge to do it since you cannot connect the reasoning.

          • Ted

            peace, good take, if it ever works.

        • Hope

          Kokhob,
          You seem that you were involved in the Operation!
          Please tell us the details!

          • Kokhob Selam

            did I seem so? read my comments again. don’t panic my friend just fallow the news and tell us if it is true,

    • Admas

      well, Ethiopia has publicly declared it’s deeds and it is up to Eritrea to publicly deny it which will be followed by evidence by Ethiopia, some think Shabia doesn’t want risk…..perhaps the only thing Shabia can do is to come up with another disruptive fake news about Isais Afewerqe’s death…to be honest I thought that was a very clever thing to do at the time when the “untouchable” Eritreans expected some sort of retaliation..

    • Mordochai

      I called to my friend in Asmara working there said nothing new happened and he called himself there (Bisha) as he told me his colleagues told him every thing is as usual. May be the news could be fabricated by the regime itself

      • Kokhob Selam

        Dear Mordochai,

        my be what your friend told you is correct or may be it is not Bisha but other place. but in which code do you talk with your friend? do you think he will answer to you this type of questions from Asmara? the prisons must be field and there is no more space. the only perfect communication in Eritrea is the spy department. so better don’t call unless you have special language or code. even though I have a friend who can talk with hidden words that we both understand I am not calling him so not to put him in trouble.Better wait and see some hours more,

        • Eyob Medhane

          Kokhob Selam,

          Selam lante yihun.. 🙂 Here is another source (very reliable)

          http://www.awrambatimes.com/?p=13305

          • sara

            ato medhane, to make you more happy i even read , what one of your compatriots said in the same news item by one of your news agencies.
            “keep watchful eye on our dams, industries and above all our cultural heritage like aksum,
            because shaebia is no different from ISIS.

          • tes

            Eyob,

            Self-Contradicting news. Just read the place attack. And the picture is sellf-serving propaganda but no worries. Fire by fire is the solution. And who wins, we will see though there is no winner in war.

            tes

          • Gemal Ousman

            What you will do, you can do nothing, if it true this is not the first time and i will sure you even this is will not the last.

          • Peace!

            Eyob Medhane,

            Let’s say it is true since you think your source is ” VERY RELIABLE.” Obviously it is a sign of frustration that the Ethiopian government has failed to rally the opposition groups and topple the Eritrean government, as simple as that. It has been the beginning of the end for over a decade that the Eritrean government is deteriorating badly, the country is empty, the army is in a total chaos. Why would any sane government bomb a dying regime? Keep in mind Ethiopian interest will be best served only when Eritrean people solve Eritrean problems.

            regards

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Eyob,

            የመታ ሲናገር የተመታ ዝም ማለቱ ግን ግራ ያጋባል :-እንደምናውቀው ሻዕብያዎች ሳይመቱ ተመታን የሚሉ ስብስብ: ! ምን እያሰቡ ይሆን? ኣጥፍቶ መጥፋት ወይስ ለውይይት መዘጋጀት ?

          • T. Kifle

            Dear Kokhob,

            No one has spoken out so far from either side. So take the hitherto news at face value.

          • Kokhob Selam

            ነው? ኣረ ጉድ ዘንድሮ ! የተመታም የመታም ዝም ማለት ተጀመረ ? ኣረ ይሁን ግድ የለም: እኔም ነገረኛ ጎሮቤት ኣለኝ … ዛሬ በቡጢ !!

          • T. Kifle

            ምነው ጋሽ ኮኾብ?
            መቺም ተመቺም ስለምኖሩ እኮ ነው ማረጋገጥ የተሳነን እንጂ አለመናገራቸው አይደለም ጉዳዩ።

          • Kokhob Selam

            ኣንተ ደሞ ፈገግ እንድትል ነው ‘ኮ :

            ቆይ ኣንተየ ! ኣሁን ተሸሽጎ ይቀራል ብለህ ታምናለህ ? “ወሬ ዛሬ በገንዘብ ነገ በነጻ “ይላል ዓረቡ: ትንሽ ጠብቅ ጠንጋራው ኣስመላሽ በ “serving the truth tv ” ይነግረናል :

            “ሓሳድ ስርዓት ወያኔ ብኣሜሪካ ተሓጊዙ ምዕባሌና ክቆጺ ህርድግ ይብል ኣሎ : “

          • guest

            Lool ! Mashaallah Kokhob. Howmany languages do u speak?
            Ps. U dont have to answer if Hassadat Sha3biyya can trace your ID with that.
            i totally understand.

          • Kokhob Selam

            ብዙሕ ኣይትፍራሕ : ኣብ ቱሽቱሾም ኩርካሕ ኮይነ ዝነብር ዝበጣጠሱኒ ሰብኣይ እየ: ኣብ ቱሽቱሽካ ዝለገበ መንሽሮ ምልጋስ ማለት ከኣ ንነብስኻ ምቅንጻል እዩ ::
            ጨና ቱሽቱሽ ሕማቅ እዩ ዓርኩ ! ምንባር ኣየመንን እዩ ::ፍሽኽ በል::

          • Hayat Adem

            T. Kifle,
            Considering on all news coming out today, it doesn’t appear a question of if the hit has ever happened, it doesn’t not even seem about who did the hit, it is how deep or bad, or may be how effective and good the hit was depending on how interprets it. If it happened though, I’m against it. Such less decisive military actions that are not designed for impacting system change can only extend the miserable situation of the Eritrean people while while ineffective of deterring IA from doing whatever he is doing to destabilize Ethiopia and the region.

          • Kokhob Selam

            if that happens we can do nothing, for years we Eritrean people had chances. we didn’t use it. hopefully things will end to normal so Eritrean opposition will think how to engage in removing PFDJ. other wise new development will be there and that is another opportunity which may not be easy than two days before.

          • Semere Andom

            Hi Hayat:

            It will serve for the following

            – Act as reconnaissanccce that proves that without any shred of doubt that PFDJ can do nothing about it and that Ethiopia can take him out if it wants to

            -Embolden the independent opposition, who in this year alone conducted 3 separate attacks, two on the spying units one in Asmara.

            -The weakness of the regime to continue presiding over Erirea is far dangerous thant being attacked by Ethiopia because the terrorist can hide in Eritrea and destabilize both countries, human trafficking can be back, bad for the region too.
            – embolden the boys who destroyed the small spying units to continue in the Gasha Barka region to protect the fleeing Eritreas from the Rashaidas and punish the Rashaida families who are in the trade of our organs with the same ferocity as the PFDJ spies.

            So this attack, no matter its scope and goal is one of the nails on the coffin of DIA, but I agree Ethiopia canot just attack Eritrean territories without doing mental calculation about the outcome and without the coordination with the boys who are rsking their lives to conduct the 3 attacks.

            Ethiopia to go for fullout regime change alone is dangerous, it is almost like weak PFDJ presiding on Eritrea. It has to do it with collaboration with the opposition and with foresight to keep Eritrea intact, so we can sort the mess, clear the debris and save Eritrea from terrosrim. I think I was Amde who said that PFDJ can continue to be a mafia group after it is ousted with all the Swiss money and that is truly possible, most people and even the opposition members do not really appreciate the danger that PFDJ poses post mortem, they have stolen the money for 25 years and have disabled money noble Eritrea values, honour and replaced it with hooliganism, and terrorist mindselt and thuggery. Dergi wanted to arm the population and it found out that the people embraced it by saying it is good for our safety and Dergi read between the lines and it abandoned the plan. Now for PFDJ to confidently arm with confidence that the population will not point the guns to them is telling how PFDJ doe NOT fear the people.

          • Hayat Adem

            Dear Semere A.,
            I entirely agree with your last paragraph. Almost everyone knows the regime can’t answer to Ethiopia’s moves other than grooming and fattening TPDM and G7 and inviting EsatTV. The opposition don’t respect PFDJ as a potent force any more but they are mindful of the internal paralysis and the their disconnect with masses. These operation will contribute nothing in making them overcome those two gaps.
            As you know I don’t regard the PFDJ regime as a rational and aspirant one. These are two qualities that anchor you to stay normal. If the government was one person, it is something you would like to refer as narcissistic psycho. This is the kind of criminal you take your time in planning and zeroing in to take him out without giving him a reason to escalate its already bad enough monstrous presence.
            Respectfully, Hayat

  • Semere Andom

    Hi all:

    When Yemane Ghebreab meets the fate of Legese Zenawi I bet that after Yemane’s position stays vacant for a couple of years, dawit, the Ethiopian first and the Eritrean second will be summoned to fill the position, but it will very tight shoes to full as Yemane will dwarfed by dawit in lies, in twisting, in puffery and in blindness and above all Yemane’s performance will pale in coolness when both are evaluated in the live act
    Eritrea will is shielded from foreigners the accomplished, when Eritrea is being ruled by foreigners and guarded by the same.
    When TPLF survived one peaceful power transition, when even IA admitted that Ethiopia has become the “goblel” of Africa, the accomplished prophesized that TPLF will over this May

  • T..T.

    The two enemies of the Eritrean people are the Hamasiens and Semhars within Shabia. They don’t know that according to Coretta Scott King, “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”

    These people made every Eritrean youth born after 1993 to think of his/her birth day as the most hated day. They (the Hamasiens and Semhars within Shabia) sure be hating the day Eritrea was born or liberated, otherwise why all these hatred against Eritrea and its people.

    BTW, there are three Amoudi families in Eritrea: Amoudis of Asmara, Amoudis of Massawa, and Amoudis of Adi Qeyh. Sheikh Al-Amoudi of Ethiopia is originally from Adi Qeyh. His grandfather was hired to be an imam of a mosque in Dessie. Sheikh AlAmoudi, never forgets his kins and that’s why to make them happy he was one the early investors in Shabia Land (this is so because the Shabians turned Eritrea into their private land).

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Dear T.T,

      Your quote of Coretta Scott King ” “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated” is a very important statement that we should always be reminded in our political engagement to mature and grow in the mist of our national crises. You make it my day brother. A great reminder. However, hate is more of an individual character than a regional attribute. A little courtesy will give us a pass through the bridge.

      Senay Mishet,
      Amanuel Hidrat

      • T..T.

        Amanuel,

        In a nation’s politics, good deed is personalized while bad deed is generalized. I mean, Isayas’s success is a personal achievement but his damages are blamed on the regions of Shabia, if you know what I mean and it is already in the market.

        Reasons for concern about the future’s extended blames are that political crimes are sooner or later punished and may fall unfairly upon innocents or victims of a generalized crime, like it happened to the Amhars of Ethiopia. Eritreans must start to be careful of a similar situation. The earlier the awareness drive starts the better for otherwise in a hasty political violence, many fail to differentiate between the rightness or wrongness of actions to be taken in revenge of the leadership’s committed crimes, when overthrown.

  • T. Kifle

    Dear All,
    Again another inaccurate figure. The writer tells us, “Recently, [Sheikh Mohammed AlAmoudi] financed the project of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project with an amount of US $ 1.5 billion.” . Since when is the ETB threaded in par with the USD? What I know is he purchased a bond worth 1.5B ETB.

    • Hope

      Dear T. Kifle

      How do you rule out 100% the contribution of the Billionaire Shiek?
      What is the big deal if he finances it fully,for GOOD?
      He has now more than $13 billions in assets,and his status is ugraded by Forbes…Financing the $ 5 Billion Dam for good is nothing but the best gesture and action!
      He is financing/investing more than $3 billion in Ethiopia(# 1 Investor in Ethiopia)…So ,what is the fuss about the Sheik financing the Dam?
      No need of rejecting or politicizing it.
      I am a recent an eye witness account of what this noble man has done for Ethiopia;and no matter what and irrespective of his motivation, he has turned/changed Ethiopia into a Giant Economy!
      kudos to him!I am envious.I wish the PFDJ allowed him to take over Eritean economy as he requested or started it in 1990s(early 90s).
      Abi,
      I am developing a mini-documentary of my visit to Ethiopia and will share it with you provided you do not tell Rahwa et al about it!.
      Eris:
      Let us learn something from the Ethiopians–(made up of more than 88 Ethnic Groups??) but doing well,relatively speaking and leaving aside the Ethnic-based politics,which is none of our/Eris’ business.let us do our own homework.
      Despite the hiccups and corruption-(expected every where);and despite the TPLF’s evil intentions and acts against Eritrea’s development(may be for their best interest as Amanuel Hidrat alluded it to/for us),Ethiopia’s economy and infra-structure is/are booiming beyond—–our imagination!
      Kudos to them and wish them but the BEST!

      • T. Kifle

        Dear Hope,

        Well, I would have been the happiest person if the said figure was authentic but I know it is not. and I expect the writer correct his quotes.

        By the way, I am happy that you visited my country, in many ways yours too :

        • Abel

          FYI, The sheikh is also contemplating on building Africa’s first oil refinery at $ 5 Billion ,i.e 100 billion ETB. Why in Ethiopia? because the government and its people have created conducive environment for investment.

          • T. Kifle

            Dear Abel,
            What your “FYI” has got to do with this erroneous reporting? I am not saying that Alamudi doesn’t have the quoted amount. All I am saying is he didn’t finance the GERD in that capacity.

  • Guest

    Dear awate,

    “The title was taken from the was taken from an Arabic saying”

    Regards

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