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Just A Crack: Saudi Door Opened For Isaias

  1. “Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, who is currently visiting Saudi Arabia held talks with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King […]. The talks dealt with general events in the region and the position of the two countries, in addition to prospects of joint cooperation and enhancing them in all fields.”
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  2. “The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held talks at his palace yesterday with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki. During the talks, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and the latest developments at regional and international arenas.”

If you think the two quoted news items above are repeated, you are right in thinking so. However, the first one is from April 2008, seven years old, while the second is two days old, from April of 2015.

In April 2008, Isaias returned from his visit to Saudi Arabia empty handed. According to wikileaks, Isaias asked the Saudis “…for a donation.” King Abdullah’s response was “we’ll see.” Isaias then asked for Saudi investment in Eritrea. King Abdullah wondered if the Eritrean economy was open enough to enable a fair return on investment…” The USA diplomatic cable also explains that, “the door [to Saudi Arabia] was previously shut for Isaias; now it is open, but just a crack.” He said “Isaias was at his silver-tongued best in buttering up the king on Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic skill and regional clout, just before hitting the king up for a cash donation.

Upon returning to Eritrea, the humiliated Isaias wanted to slap the Saudis and he reached out to Omer Al-Bashir of Sudan who helped arrange a meeting for Isaias with the Iranians only a month later. Between May 19-20, Isaias made a state visit to Iran and met “Iranian President Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.”

Another Wikileaks cable explains Isais’ visit to Iran: “Although the Iranian and Eritrean Presidents greatest ‘shared commonality’ seems to be their anti-U.S. stance, Isaias’ trip reportedly yielded concrete results.”

Isaias believes the Saudis were cold to him because the USA ordered them to be so.

Many things happened between 2008 and 2015.

In March 2014, Gedab News reported about the bad relations between Saudi Arabia and Eritrea. Dr. Ahmed Dehli who accompanied Isaias to Qatar had complained about Prince Turki Al Faisel, Saudi Arabia’s former (until 2001) Director of Intelligence, regarding the accusations lodged by Saudi Arabia and Yemen against the Isaias Afwerki regime for being a conduit to the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. And Isaias has complained to the Qataris that the Arab Gulf States were punishing him for his close relations with Qatar and that Qatar should compensate him for that.

The Saudi Door is “Open, but Just A Crack”

Isaias’ visit of to Saudi Arabia started on Tuesday, April 28, and ended on Wednesday, April 29. 2015, but it didn’t get much coverage in the Saudi press because it coincided with major changes within the Saudi government. For the first time, King Salman appointed King Abdulaziz Al Saud’s grandchildren to top positions and literally ended the reign of the older generation of Saudi princes, the children of the founder of Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Also, for the first time since Saudi Arabia was established in 1926, the king appointed a foreign minister from outside the royal family. Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the previous Saudi ambassador to the USA replaced prince Saud AlFaisel, the outgoing foreign minister who held the portfolio for forty years. the Saudis were busy absorbing the drastic and sudden changes that King Salman introduced, in addition to the “AlHazm Storm” campaign against the Houthis of Yemen. Isaias’ visit was not that important.

For Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdul-Aziz who was appointed crown prince on Wednesday, he started his new job by meeting Isaias Afwerki. A Saudi official commented, “I am not saying it, but some people may think that is a bad omen.

Isaias has been trying to find a way to get financial aid from Saudi Arabia for a long time to no avail, he found the current crisis in Yemen an opportunity to ask or blackmail the Saudis.

In March when the Saudis were busy assembling the coalition for the air campaign against the Houthis in Yemen,  Eritrea asked for a meeting with the Saudi government through its ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Omar Mahmoud who delivered a letter to that effect to the then Crown Prince, Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. A few days later the Saudi air campaign against the Houthis started as reported by Gedab on March 28, 2015.

Days into the campaign, Yemeni officials accused the Eritrean government of having ties with the Houthi rebels; in an unprecedented move, the Eritrean government issued a press release denying the Yemeni allegation. Eritrea is not known for replying to accusations that quick, or in that detail. Its motto in replying to such events is, “we prefer to be quite” –in a local language: sq kn’bll meritsna!

What did Isaias get from the Saudis?

According to our sources in Saudi Arabia, Isaias held the longest meeting with Adel Mohammed Faqih, the Minister of Labor. Isaias has mentioned the lack of employment opportunities in Eritrea and the Saudi officials have offered job opportunities in Saudi Arabia to Eritrean workers, mainly drivers.

The Saudis are concerned about the African shores of the Red Sea and do not want to worry about what the unhinged regime of Isaias Afwerki might bring them–they have decided to keep him on a short leash.

Related links:
Egyptian Frigates Patrolling Bab El-Mendeb Area (April 16, 2015)
Isaias Wants A Bigger Role In The Yemeni Crisis (March 28, 2015)
Eritrea: Chiefs and Ambassadors (March 20, 2014)

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  • Hope

    ..the following report http://www.middleeastmonitor.com
    might have angered Ethiopia
    “…Saudi Arabia and Eritrea
    have reached a security and military agreement on fighting terrorism, illegal
    trade and piracy in the Red Sea, Eritrean diplomatic sources said
    yesterday…” “Saudi helicopters flew
    from Eritrea to Djibouti, a move that refers to coordination between the two
    countries….
    Did I read it worng or it is a usual PFDJ propagand but the source is NO shabait.com or tesfanews but the Middle east Monitor!

  • Semere Andom

    Hi HZ:
    I do not disagree with your bro, I was jut venting on NDP when they slept with the Harper’s PC to unseat Liberals, remember,:-)

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear all, is that true?

    “The fact that they are ruled by an absolute dictator and dissent in the country has been crushed, then Eritrea would not be faced with a repeat of the Pakistani parliament’s refusal to engage in Saudi’s war in Yemen.”

    http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/politics/2015/5/8/a-saudi-war-fought-with-eritrean-troops-

    – See more at: http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/politics/2015/5/8/a-saudi-war-fought-with-eritrean-troops-#sthash.E32QdN1x.dpuf

    • dawit

      The last time Eritrea sent its troops across its border was to liberate Ethiopia, giving Pig ride Woyane troops to Menelik Palace. After seven years Woyane bitted Eritrean hand. So why is al Arabia think Eritrea will repeat its mistakes in Yemen to satisfy SA or USA? That must be day dream? Of course the aim of the fabricated article is clear, may be contemplating another unjust UN sanction by accusing Eritrea disturbing the Peace of the Red Sea basin just like they did in Somalia. Why would SA need Eritrean Air Space, when Yemen sit across its border? Why would SA need Eritrean Maritime water, when itself has a chunk of the Red Sea? A Crazy fabricated idea, written by crazy writers and reported by crazy reporters. “Eritrea is Not for Sale” PIA. Eritrean blood is not for sale for barrels of oil or bags of wheat!

      • Abi

        dawit
        That must be a very noisy ride on the back of a pig.
        What is IA’s pig name? TaTeq was Emye Menelik’s horse name. Can you imagine a pig in Menelik’s castle?
        Che belew asamawun Che belew!
        How do you say ” yemignot asama liguam yelewum ” in Tigrigna?

        • selam

          Dear abi
          Your tigrina is not better than mine, just try another day . Or go back to Ethiopia and learn tigrina in mekele after that you can probably get a chance for job in weyane office.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Selam,

            why are you saying so? did he write anything in tigrign? he only ask “How do you say ” yemignot asama liguam yelewum ” in Tigrigna?”

          • Abi

            Selamina
            Definitely coffee time. You sound sleepy. You started to see and hear nonexistent things. Double espresso!

            If i learn Tigrigna, I like to work at Godana Harinet to be close to you. That way I serve you with gold fish with coffee.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Abi,

            ተው! ተው ! ያዋጣሃል ብለህ ነው ? ትግርኛ ኣስተምርህና ጎደና ሓርነት ስራ እንዳልልህ::ስለ ሰላም ስታልም በህግደፍ ስጉጫ ውስጥ እንዳትገባ :: ለዘያ ለዘያ ‘ማ ጠጋኞች (reformers ) ኣይገቡም ነበር ?

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            Selamen kagegnehu kekobem yidemqal
            Enem eznanalelu Saleh Gadim sira yiqensletal

          • Kokhob Selam

            abo,
            “ሰላምን ካገኘሁኝ ኮከብም ይደምቃል
            እኔም እዝናናሉሁኝ ሳልሕ ቃዲም ስራ ይቀንስለታል”
            እያልክ ኣይደል !! ኣሁን እንዲያው ምን ልበል? ኣረ ያንባቢ ያለህ !!
            ኣቦ በቃ ሳታስበው እኮ የቅኔ ኣባት ተራኪ ና ተፈላሳፊ ሆነህ ቁጭ ኣልክ ::

        • Kokhob Selam

          Dear Dawit,
          Hey, why are you talking about “our president”. do you think our president will ride real pig when there pigs on the form of human beings? don’t be silly man!!Lol.

      • Kokhob Selam

        Dear Dawit,
        I have seen your post. Okay let’s hear also from others.

    • selam

      Dear k.s
      I thought you are far better than posting trash news. What does it take to think reasonably and some times from the old k.s
      this and such news is madness or over valued . This site is just equal to tigrai on line or awrama news. Come with some thing valuable or interesting like , where is the mad man or talk about the Ethiopian election.

      • Kokhob Selam

        Dear Selam,

        I don’t know why you force me to see what is going on to Ethiopians and their government when I have greater problem in my country. may comparing the two nations help to see how much in darker era you and me are? if so see how Ethiopians play politics to save their people. do we need Nile to get support from Egypt?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m70s1OFx8pU

        • selam

          Dear k.s
          The article in this website is lies over lies and i was wondering why would you post such news. Second the ethiopian election is very interesting to us too. About comparison well i did not compare but since it is an event and is true , it would make our time in awate.com nice.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Selam,

            I wasn’t confirming if the news is true. I don’t like to judge if the site is full of lies. what I was asking was if it is true and possible. all you have to do is just put your reason why you think it is impossible. And if you think it is not interesting you can just ignore. Okay, then here is the video that shows how much Ethiopian government works to save his people through Egypt. they are so wise they knew how to deal with all differences they have with Egyptians. Politics needs politicians, at that wise politicians who can see from all corners.

            I do care about Ethiopian election. I care not less than you do if not more than you do. not to see them failing in process as some do, but to see them making fair and public leadership. but I will be very careful to underestimate any action taken by Ethiopians since I don’t have that facility in my nation at all.

            now before talking about election, you can see how much EPRDF and the people of Ethiopia feel sad over the death of their fellow citizen. see the reaction of Ethiopian People and see the reaction of Eritrea people. and compare both governments. I don’t have to tell you, you have seen the difference.

        • sara

          Dear KS
          My yemeni friend asked her colleague from afghanistan , she wants to move to Norway- her reply was, if you like the darkness and not seeing the sun or not having sun-warmth for 6 months of the year, then Norway is the place for you etc. now Dear KS , can you elaborate on this,is norway that dark…cold… plus the welfare benefits migrants could expect in Norway. would you advice she moves to ethiopia nearby or Norway.

          • teweldino

            Hi Sara,

            Based on the number of your political conventions with your friends from different nationalities you post on this forum, I guess you work for the UN or some reputable embassies. I don’t think your fiend’s colleague know what quality of life means if she measures it on “sun-warmth” 🙂 I would advise your friend to consult a recent edition of quality-of-life index to measure which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead. Btw, the index has recently been correctly renamed as where-to-be-born index. The list at numbeo puts Northern Europe countries Switzerland, Germany and Sweden as the top 3 countries in the world for quality of life for the disappointment of your friend’s colleague. I don’t think your friend should rely on her good friends for life changing decision. She should consult professional advisers. Don’t you think so?

          • sara

            Dear teweldino
            Thank you for your kind reply, you are right i do associate with many nationalities and most of them from the third world,africans and asians.i will pass the reference you gave when i see them.
            btw, i once read you were named in these forum as best satirist ,though i don’t agree on most of your take i really like them and you deserve that batch of honor at awate, specially if you stick to where you are good at, as there are many doing commentary but not satire. in fact i am trying to learn a bit from you because i found it more explanatory than just a comment.
            with respect

          • Kokhob Selam

            Hi, Habibty Sara,
            I would but before that let me ask you about your yemeni friend, how did she see the meaning of darkness? if she see as light of sun, then my advice is to go Ethiopia and enjoy the 13 bright months. if she see the meaning of darkness is to be without peace and prosperity Just inform here to come to Norway. and Hey, I will serve her as gust.
            Lol. you may have imagined I am in Norway,,,My Norway is even brighter, I am what I am. and where I am today is a heaven none of your friends experience it.

  • Haile Zeru

    Hi All,

    Last night we had an election, here in Alberta Canada. I am so happy the party that I voted for won the election. Even though the candidate (New democrat) for my area (riding) did not win.

    Locally I will be represented by a PC (Progressive Conservative) while Provincially by NDP (New Democratic Party) and nationally by a PC (Progressive Conservative).

    After 40 years or so of Conservative Party winning all the elections, one faitefull day we went to the poling stations marked an X on the ballot beside the party that we like to govern (SERVE) us. And voila we have it, a NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY is to lead our province.

    I hope Awatistas will congratulate us.

    PLEASE USE YOUR IMAGINES HOW HARD IT IS TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN ERITREA WHILE ISSAYAS AFEWERKI IS ALIVE? and how Eritrean resource (human and material) are being squandered for something so simple.

    • Semere Andom

      Hi HZ:
      I hope this does not become like that of Ontario of Bob Rae, when they were not ready to government and all these crazy ministers, were appointed
      I have a mixed feeling on NDP, trusting them with the coffers of the province and the nation. Alberta is crazy province, there is no middle ground like minority government. At one time the PC won every seat in that province in a federal election. NDP will mess up with the oil patch and will damage the economy, if they government from their traditional spectrum

  • Peace!

    Selamat Mahmuday,

    Exactly! People want CHANGE, and at the same time they are reluctant to face realities on the ground that needs to be changed. PIA is running the country, and Eritreans, in post PIA era, don’t seem to have choice but to honor the treaties and agreements he has made as far as the international community concerned, too bad it is set up that way. African nations are still paying massive debts accumulated by former presidents over the course of hundreds if not decades of YEARS. Of course we all agree that the choices PIA is making are hurting our country, but the only way we can prevent or mitigate is by striping him the power he is illegally holding. The “HOW” should be the focus of the debate.

    regards

  • Haile

    There is one thing PFDJ foot soldiers always miss. Countries’ political weight depend heavily on their real economic potential rather than they pretend to be. Because of the pumping out propoganda that Eritrea is economically Singapore and militarly Israel, poor PFDJ foot soldiers think Esayas can make a difference in the region geopolitical games. That is why being Esayas in Saudi makes them happy. We like it or not Djibouti has far better weight than Eritrea in the region now. Isayas’s pugilistic manner has caused Eritrea much damage than anything in post independence era. In personal life, we all know people who live beyond their means end up broken. It is the same for countries and Eritrea is a good example of that. PFDJ thugs lost quarter of acentury fighting Ethiopia, demonizing America, bad mouthing Arabs and African leaders because of ignorance, now people are paying the price.
    Changing behavior is impossible for people like Esayas. In the current crisis in middle east and beyond, they may drag this long time suffering nation in to the fight of riches. As always life of ordinary people is cheap for them.

  • Saleh Johar

    Hello all,
    Since Saay, awate.com’s monitor of the PFDJ media has not reported, how about others who watch EreTV and shabait, particularly dawit, read for us the cheat sheet!

    When and where was Isaias’ travel to Saudi Arabia reported in the Eritrean media? The Saudi’s said his visit (official visit) ended on Wednesday, but they never showed him leave the country in the usual news time with boring background music! Any insights?

    • dawit

      Hi Saleh

      PIA’s tramp card on the Red Sea is adding more mysteries by every passing second. It must be a top secrete for Eritrea. The only thing I could glean from ERITV on the subject is two video clips. I believe the Lion must have returned to his Dane at Nakfa. Where else he would he goes. If it helps this is ERITV coverage on the topic. Poor Saay deserve a raise for watching and mentoring ERITV 24 hours, looking for dirt. It must be a tough job. Saay sleeping on the wheel? I hope not

      http://eastafro.com/2015/04/30/saudi-arabia-eritrea-agree-boost-red-sea-security13/

      http://eastafro.com/2015/04/29/saudi-king-salman-receives-eritrean-leader-in-riyadh/

      • saay7

        Hey Dawit:

        The rules of engagement have changed, as you know. For years, it was Eri-TV and its tentacles designed for niche markets (Hadas Ertra, Eritrea al-Haditha, Eritrea Profile, shabait.com, shaebia.org.) This left the English medium to us tetsabae’ti. Within the PFDJ there were two schools of thought: The “let’s join the fray and fight back” school vs the “dbetsHwo yeblomn (they won’t amount to much) so t’m mbal meritsna (we have chosen to be quiet)” school.

        The problem with the latter was that every year, after every mekhete, they would announce that we the opposition are done, finished, caput, backs broken, and other metaphors to demonstrate finality. And we are still here. So, now the “let’s join the fray and fight back” has won (for now, anyway) since Tesfanews and madote joined in. A non-profit, non-government (pause while the rest, not you of course, Dawitom, snicker and slap their knees as they lose their composure in total hysteria) think tank called “African Strategies” just put out a video to tell “the other narrative” about Eritrea (where the S. African ambassador to Eritrea and the UN rep to Eritrea has pretty much given themselves Eritrean citizenship:) “Going Underground” is on it and it has interviewed the chairman of BECON, (British Eritrean Communities and Organizations Network.) Starving French documentary makers, Petit Œil is on it.

        The problem with counter-narratives is that they invite counter-counter narratives:) So, yes, I have been lax in my Eri-TV watching duties but only because there are so many more audio-visually entertaining offers by Dukan Isaias. Here’s just a sample:

        1. https://vimeo.com/114266196 (Come & See documentary by Petit OEil)

        2. https://vimeo.com/114287998 (Asmerom Legesse interview by Petit OEil)

        3. https://vimeo.com/113552580 (Isaias interview by Petit OEil)

        4. https://youtu.be/VvE3jYuOA68 (Going Underground interviews BECON boss Ahmed Mahmoud)

        5. https://youtu.be/i4LgsHMaV38 (“African Strategies” interview prez, ministers, cadres, students to allegedly debunk the narrative that Eritrea is a brutal one-man state.)

        All these will of course require debunking. There will be articles, interviews because what your side always gets confused about is that the Eritrean “neeH” is evenly distributed among Eritreans. You guys think you own it; if that is just a political marketing tool, that’s fair; if you actually believe it, you are in for a long, long, long mekhete:)

        saay

        • Ted

          Dear Saay, the thing called olfactory fatigue can be applied to your job of watching ER-TV for long time and before You know it, you start quoting from ER-TV for world affairs. Get your febreeze handy.

        • Saleh Johar

          Saay,

          I love the following: “Well, those of us who believe that our problem is with your issues (civil liberties, civil rights, due process, disappearing and murdering and torturing people, indefinite military service, adventurous foreign policy) will stop opposing when you stop these outrageous practices. [….] There is another side of the opposition that believes the PFDJ has no legitimacy to govern at all, it has long exhausted its revolutionary legitimacy, and they will continue to oppose until, they say, the entire edifice comes crumbling down.”

  • Nitricc

    Hi Mike. I was trying to introduce Carmen and acutualy I posted the one I did not intend to post. This one she is in a stage with her pride ERI-ID.

    http://youtu.be/eSEbDBZ7_qs

  • T..T.

    Hi all,

    like a mechanic who intentionally leaves a loose screw unfixed in order to keep a customer coming back for more businesses, so also Isayas creates a problem in a friend-country and stirs up the problem until it gets out of control in order to exploit the situation to his personal advantage. That’s what Isayas did yesterday in Yemen that led to a new business today with Saudi Arabia. Yes, that is why no country trusts Isayas.

    Since day one and ever since Isayas has ridden at the top level of the offspring of the Eritrean revolution and has glued himself into his present king of the kings [position], he has been treating those around him like toys and his subjects as slaves. As a master, Isayas ordered many Eritrean youth sent to other countries to fight on the side of the highest bidder. And, all those on national services when sent out to fight others’ wars, they are known by a switched-title from on-national-service to youths-on-special-mission and they never consider themselves as mercenaries.

    In the eyes of the Isayasists, Isayas is their god who gave them life to serve him for free.

    In the eyes of the world, the Eritrea of today is composed of the ex-no-man’s land between Eritrea-Ethiopia and the one-man land that belong to Isayas. The ex-no-man’s land is where the Eritrean opposition forces are based since 2008, and the one-man land that belongs to Isayas where he (Isayas) and his few collaborators tramp over the rights of the whole population. The oppressed Eritreans are fighting back through politics of respectability with the help of the opposition. Even those Eritreans who are residing outside Eritrea and holding Eritrean passports, their passports do not allow them to return to Eritrea without prior approvals from the one-man-landlord. That’s why the world does not consider the passports issued by Isayas government as legal passports that compel holders (or Eritrean refugees) to be subjected to forcible return to their country of origin.

  • Nitricc

    @ HaileTG. Dear Haile it is customary to update for a person who disappears with out a trace. we are glad you are here but your punishment is being processed and shall be served.
    anyway; here is what you have missed the most while your were gone. the emergence of our greatest philosopher known to humanity and to the discipline philosophy. And the following were said ….
    “it is very healthy for a minority to threaten by a majority”
    ” it is to the best interest of Eritrea that Ethiopia keeps Badime”
    ” when we have national conces Hayat Adam should be counted as two persons”
    “the best way to get rid of PFDJ is, for TPLF to invade Eritrea. in case TPLF changes their mind and occupies us, the Africans and UN will protect us”
    “EPLF is ISIS”
    for now let me stop here and be back with more. I don’t want you to throw up with incredeble stupidity.
    dawit and Ted, ad to the list …….

    • Fanti Ghana

      Hello Nitricc,
      I am not good at this, but I want to remind you the classic one of all:
      Semere: Ted, your days are number. Haile TG is here (as in Alexander the great)
      Ted: … whoever he is I am not afraid of him, because “..you have introduced and prepared me to the worst things in life.”

      • Nitricc

        Hi Fanti hahaha. I don’t blame Semere lol. Ted just buried him. Ted is tough but with Haile Caliber; he is going to need my help training him how to fight and win with Haile. I am the only who gave Haile the bloody nose lol. One thing is sure though; Ted just killed Semere for ever. In every topic exposed Semere’s gelebelity and inferiority.

    • Semere Andom

      Haile TG:
      While u wee away Nitricc admitted to Hayat that he makes up with hear fearlessness for his dumbness
      Semere was dubbed as half Dedebit by Nitricc and then Mahmud said that Sem was Dedebited ted by mistake to which Rahwa T replied she was honored to have Sem as one of her Dedebitan
      Nitricc has become a clerge, reverend Nitricc and he presided whne Sem and Hayat tied the note
      Nitricc also said that since IA is the first president and founder Eritrea all the money Eritrea puts in banks should be under his name and he expressed his shock when ppl commented to the contrary
      Apparently the lover of Eritrea and hater of all Ethiopia speaks Amharic fluently

    • dawit

      Dear Haile TG;

      Welcome back, we really missed you. For awhile I thought you signed the apology document at the
      Eritrean Embassy and went to Eritrea to accept a lucrative job as the new Chief of Body Guards for PIA. I didn’t know you have been kept freezing in the South Pole Antarctica, they kept you hiding in a freezer all this time ! (ወይ ሓወይ!).

      Since General Nitricc gave me the order to add to his briefing as a foot soldier I am following order. In your absence AT have introduced ‘Salutation Police’, make sure to start your comment Dear Sir or Madam if not you get a citation ticket and if you accumulate many tickets, your driving license to drive through AT’s cyber
      space highways will be suspended, unless you hold special diplomatic driving license. The well stocked bar you left behind under the manager SEM and his assistant TES, you may find half of the bottles empty. There was a rumor that they were seen drinking heavily and driving recklessly. The good things AT traffic police do not issue ticket for DUI. The furniture of the bar are the same and sitting same place where you left them. Therefore, the only thing you need to run the bar is, you may need to restock the liqueur bar. The coffee bar is doing ok, Abi and Made were able to smuggle enough cheap Ethiopian coffee for those folks who wanted to stay awake and drive 24 hours through AT’s Freeways.

      End of March was interesting month. The gallant Ethiopian Air Force completely destroyed and buried the
      Bisha mine in Eritrea on a Good Friday. There was a great celebration for two days in our neighbors Tigriland, Asmarinoland and Assenaland. There was rumor that General T. GK coordinated the attack from Makale, as a lesson to Eritreans not to mess with the GRED Dam Project in Ethiopia. While the celebration was going the Eritrean youth slave labor force made a new Miracle resurrecting Bisha Gold mine by Easter Sunday to resume
      its full operation on Easter Monday. In your absence General Mahmud has been promoted to Field Marshal who lead the defense of Bisha at AT.

      Regionally March-April was also interesting. Tension in the Nile Basin has subsided considerably after
      Ethiopia-Sudan-Egypt signed an agreement to cooperate in the exploitation of the Nile River. However, they failed to invite PIA in the signing ceremony as a guarantor of the treaty, and many political observers think its future is not guaranteed, it could easily be spoiled by the new Ginbot 7 and Patriot Front
      alliances based in Eritrea.

      The other development in the region there is panic attack on the Red Sea Basin. The Houthi tribe took control over most of Yemen and Al-Quaida of Yemen overrun U.S. military base driving U.S. Drone command base out of the country, as the result there is panic throughout the region. The Saudis and their allies are bombing Yemeni cities, towns and villages from the air to ashes. Every leader in the region is is hoping for prospect of war profit and throwing his political card, without thinking except the Eritrean leader who has kept
      all his cards close to his chest. Sal is glued to EriTV to find a clue to PIA’s tramp card, but so far with no luck. Even the CIA dispatched a top female spy to Asmara posing as journalist to find about PIA’s card, again without a success, worst she is singing “Awet Nhafash !” and lifting UN sanctions on Voice of America (VOA) program and she seems also attracted to the 50 year, young man PIA, which some observers think that attraction is driving some AT’s heavy weights Hayatt and Mizaan nuts.

      PIA’s trump card on Yemen is giving leaders around the world headaches from Washington to Teheran from
      Brussels to Cairo to Riyadh. My be Haile TG will resolve the puzzle of PIA tramp card! The world is waiting for you to reveal PIA’s puzzle game plan on the Red Sea. (Sorry for writing ‘toilet roll paper’ lengths on this briefing but, hey HTG deserve it).

      Welcome Brother from the “Cold”. Enjoy the Great Bob Marley Song in your honor.https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=g3Z4PX2JI_c#t=65

      dawit

  • Dayphi

    Merhaba awateyyoon! Happy Friday. May Almighty God bless your Rajab, Sha3ban, and extend your life to live Ramadan, Ameen…
    Indeed let’s hope and pray esayas current policy and stand of neutrality is not altered by whatever Riyals he receives from the king, or promises they shower him with, specially if it involves sending our foot soldiers to fight in yemen or saudia territories under any coverup names; whether security contractors or joint military
    exercises or flatout merceneries. That would be another disaster worse than the Badimme debacle and worse than the ill fate of our revolutionaries who perished in the Iraq/ Iran war in the 80s
    Now, i have some advices to throw free of charge.
    1…….For the ELF, conduct emergency meeting of their executive committee, do some damage control by issuing another communique with more balanced and neutral tone. Make some reshuffle in the administration as a correction measure to the biased statement they issed last month. Be friendly with all yemenies.
    2……. As for the Eritrean Islamic Islah Party and Eritrean Islamic Congress, I suggest they rename their organization to include phrases such as salafi/ wahhabi words, prefera ly remo ing the word ” islamic ” from the official name, as they ha e demonstrated by their statements they are little, if any interested in Islamic brotherhood towards Zaidies in particular and all shias in general, as much they are interested to serve the House of Saud and the House of Aal Ash Shaikh. They sta d contradicting to the Devine Command, in Al-Imran 3:103 واعْتصِموا بحَبلِ اللهِ جميعاً ولا تفرَّقوا……….. They are already di ided into two, and further creating un needed division/ animosity by siding with the Shafi3ies against their brothers in dean and waTan, the Zaidies.
    For esayas, I have two advices….
    a)…… Keep your neutrality in this UN HOLY war waged against our brotheren and distant relati es of the people of yemen. Your stand has been honorable sofar, i, as a staunch opponent of your regime, admit it is a mawqif musharrif. You will dies sometime soon. Your neutrality will be remembered after you are gone of the second only to the extending of healthcare to every village and zoba, against the one-thousand-and-one evil things and crimes you committed against the revolutionaries in mieda, againt the illagers efore natzennet and against the whole nation, people/ land eighbouring nations etc. We’ll have two good things of your rule we can apply to our Prophet, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam command, UTHKURU MAHAASINA MAUTAAKUM.
    b)……. Thank the opposition parties and the Eritrean so called, “Independent Political Analysts ” who exaggerated, possibly fa ricated the HUGE Iranian military trainers presence on Eritrean shores and islands and leasing islands to the mullahs of Iran, tricking the king of saudia that Bab el Mandab has effecti ely became under the control of Iran 100%. If not for those scary ” news reports “, the war may have not started and esayas would ha e een Nasyan Mansiyya, as always was.
    My conclusion. The poor people of yemen are suffering. The war perpetrated against them y their neigh oring kings and princes. Three thousand years ago, Bilqis/ Makeda, the Queen of Sheba in Yemen, Allah bless her soul, was able to able to avert the destruction of her nation by her wisdom and signing peace treaty with the other wise king, Solomon Alaihi Sallam. Allah quotes her in the Holy Koran as saying in surat al-Naml, verse 34, قالت إن المُلوكَ إذا دخلوا قريةً أفسَدوها، وجعلوا أعِزَّةَ أهلِها أذِلّةً ، وكذالِكَ يفعلون. Sadly, modern leadership of Yemen lack the wisdon of their great vreat grand Queen, they now ecame victims of what she predicted efore three millenia, to be fulfilled by the hands of House of Saud. May Allah save us from their evil and wrath.
    Have blessed Friday. Read Surat Al-Kahf . You have time till sunset. Remem er your deceased parents in your Friday prayers. Amen.

    • tes

      Dear Dayphi,

      If you are believing that Eritrea is neutral in this situation I may agree with you at different levels.

      Eritrea as a country through her official government declaration is neutral.

      Eritrea as a country of PFDJ junta and her role in arming and giving strategic access to Iran and Houthi is not. PFDJ through the leadership of DIA is there involving day and night. PFDJ is doing this in Somalia and so is in Sudan and South Sudan and so is in Yemen and so is in Ethiopia. As far as there is some oxygen that helps PFDJ survival it is ok.

      tes

    • saay7

      Happy Friday Dayphi:

      What a stunning piece. Extremely well done! A favor: when you write in Arabic (or quote insightful pieces in Arabic) please provide its translation in English. Same applies to all who occasionally write in Tigrinya or Amharic. Unfortunately, many of our readers are mono-lingual. (Abi: think of Samuel L. Jackson telling you know who in Pulp Fiction, “Do they speak English in What? English, mother…!”)

      saay

      PS: Welcome back Haile The Great.

    • Amde

      Dayphi

      Fantastic. Balanced. Humane. Great historical perspective.

      I second Saay’s suggestion for us unfortunates who don’t know Arabic.

      Thank you
      Amde

      • Dayphi

        thank you rothers saay, Amde, tes, for reading my 2 cents worth piece. I promise to translate, even in my poor english, the arabic verses or parables i include, as much as i can.
        tes. the neutrality i was repeatedly mentioning was specifically in this saudi lead alliance to destroy Yemen. Look prez Bashir. Last year he was humiliated by Saudies when they refused to give okay for his private plane to fly over Saudi air space when he was on his way to attend the inaugration of president Hussein Rouhani, forced literally to return back to khartoum or else. This year he is part of the Operations Decisive Storm. Is the word for that NEFAHITO, back home?

    • selam

      Dear Dayphi
      Please add more – can you add more from a regional perspectives like the endorsement of Somalian, Ethiopian leaders to the bombing of the poor yemen people. Unless well said to the point . Oh you forget one thing about the Abdela saleh going to Eritrea and also the israeli base in Eritrea. Do you remember when some news outlets and paid UN worker was claiming Eritrea was suppporting the south sudan opposition.

      • Dayphi

        merhaba selam, … the countries i mentioned are only few examplesand never meant to be limited to them.When nations are invaded, obviously the leader run for their lives with sacks of golds and cash they accumulated during their reign. Haile sellassie did it in 1935, Mengistu did it, The Imam of yemen did it . Idi Amin ….and many many others. I wont e surprised if Ali Saleh also decided ( if things get worse in yemen) God forbid, hope not gets worse, he may escape to save his life. Many countries will be happy to gi e the billionaire Ali Saleh a refuge. As for esayas and his HGDEF crimes committed, we have enough crimes they committed at home against humanity, enough to condemn them to gallows. Adding outside country crimes will turn the trial into circus of international laws, and justice may not be served to give closures to Eritrean families who lost their loved ones by the esayas regime. If you want to add more, the stage is all yours.

        • selam

          Dear Dayphi

          It was all enough , you have said it all. And l do not want to spoil it now. Again thanks for staying on the edge of the blade , there are very few forumers who act like that. Please bring more of in other articles .

      • operationmi15

        የመከላከያ ሚኒስትሩ አቶ ሲራጅ ፈጌሳ የኢትዮ ኤርትራ ግንባር ፍፁም የማይደፈር ሆኖ መደራጀቱን ለሕዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት አስታወቁ፡፡ ሚኒስትሩ የዘጠኝ ወራት የሥራ አፈጻጸም ሪፖርታቸውን ሚያዝያ 22 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም.

        ባቀረቡበት ወቅት፣ የኢትዮ ኤርትራ ግንባር በሁሉም ደረጃዎች ለሥልታዊ ኦፕሬሽን ሁለገብ የኃይል ዝግጁነትን ለማረጋገጥ መቻሉን ገልጸዋል፡፡

        በግንባሩ የተሠለፈው ሠራዊት ዕለት ተዕለት የሚፈጽማቸው ወቅታዊና ሕገ መንግሥታዊ ግዳጆች ዓላማና ሊገኝ የሚፈለገውን ውጤት የሚገነዘብ፣ በወቅታዊ ግዳጁ ላይ የተሟላ ግንዛቤና አረዳድ እንዲይዝ መደረጉን ተናግረዋል፡፡ ተዋጊ አሀዶችም ከደረጃ አንፃር መያዝ ያለባቸውን የጦር መሣሪያዎችና ተተኳሾችን እንዲታጠቁ ተደርጓል ብለዋል፡፡

        የአየር መከላከያ ኃይል መሣሪያዎች በቁጥርና በጥራት የተሟሉ እንዲሆኑ፣ እንዲሁም ተጨማሪ የሰው ኃይል በመመደብ ነባሮችንና አዳዲስ ‘ሳይቶችን’ የማጠናከር ሥራዎች እየተሠሩ መሆኑን ገልጸዋል፡፡

        በጠንካራ ይዞታና በዋና መቺነት የተሠለፈው ኃይል ቁመናው ሁሌ የተጠበቀና ዝግጁ እንዲሆን መደረጉን የገለጹት ሚኒስትሩ አቶ ሲራጅ፣ ይህ በመሆኑም በማንኛውም ጊዜ ለሚከሰቱ ትንኮሳዎች አስተማማኝ የሆነ ፈጣን ምላሽ ለመስጠት የሚያስችል የሥነ ልቦናና ጠቅላላ ዝግጁነት መፍጠር መቻሉን አስረድተዋል፡፡

        በአጠቃላይ የመላ ሠራዊቱን ጥንካሬ ለማስቀጠል የማያቋርጥ የማጐልበት ሥራ እየተሠራ መሆኑን፣ በሁለተኛ ደረጃ አሁን ያለው ሠራዊት መልካም እሴት ተጠብቆ መተካካትን መፍጠር የሚቻልበት ስትራቴጂ መገንባት ወሳኝ መሆኑን ጠቅሰዋል፡፡

        ‹‹አሁን ያሉት ከፍተኛ አመራሮች በትግል ጊዜ ይዘዋቸው ያመጡዋቸው ጥሩ የሚባሉ እሴቶች አሏቸው፡፡ ሕገ መንግሥቱን በፅናት የመያዝ፣ ሕዝባዊነትና ተልኮ ፈጻሚነት በከፍተኛ ደረጃ የተጐናፀፉ ናቸው፤›› ብለዋል፡፡

        ይህ ሳይበረዝ ተኪ አመራር መፍጠር ላይ ቁልፍ ሥራ መጀመሩን የተናገሩት ሚኒስትሩ፣ ለዚህም ራሱን የቻለ የትምህርት ተቋም መገንባቱን ገልጸዋል፡፡

  • S.Tesfa

    ISIS Beheads & Executes Yemeni Soldiers

    https://vimeo.com/126536012

    • Hayat Adem

      Awate moderator,
      It would be a great service for us if you can ban and remove gruesome graphics and videos such as this one above. It doesn’t add relevant information, it traumatizes awatists and it only helps the spread of a terrorizing spirit.
      Hayat

      • S.Tesfa

        Dear Hayat Adem,
        As per your request, I have removed the video link. My intention was to highlight their evil acts but I agree with your concern that it will serve the evil intention of the group which is spreading terror and fear. My apology to awate.com and all.

        • Fanti Ghana

          Hello S.Tesfa,
          May your children obey you!
          May God fulfill your dreams now and ever!
          May God continue to give you the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job!

          Ziweldkayu birukh zizeraekayo bizuH yegberelka!
          Edmen TeEnan yebzaHalka!
          AbKidmekha Xibuq YexnaHka!
          Hasab libKha yesmirelka!

          • S.Tesfa

            Dear Fanti Ghana,

            Amen !!

            And,

            YeQniyeLNa !!

            P.S.
            Even though I haven’t done much to deserve such kind words, I’m very humbled by your kindness.

            Best Regards, S.T

          • Fanti Ghana

            Dearest S.T,
            You made my day by simply saying “Hiray.” That word (andebet) has been seldom used lately. The Tigrinya part above was something that was said to me in real life recently for a lot less. I just had to pass it on.
            Selam.

  • Nitricc

    @Mahmuday; what is up Mahmuday the great? I couldn’t believe people had a problem what you have said yesterday. 100 % I agree with you. whatever it takes to make Eritrea safe is all in. I feel singing I am Malala. “I am Infinite hope” of course the Eritrean young girl among the group; Carmen Amare of Philly. Let sing and say it out loud
    “I am infinite hope”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAi2pY7b0MQ&feature=youtu.be

    • Mahmud Saleh

      Dear Gen.Nit

      A gift for you from your truly selam

      “…If one trip by PIA can get any help to our people so why not support it because we have enough points to blame him . Why is it any news from Eritrea has to be bad in order to score political gain., is not enough we have played the blame game more than it deserves. If any good news from Eritrea is played as bad due to the actors , we will be in a theaters with out audience and the outcome is deadly.”
      The point is: Some individuals have developed the temerity to exploit PIA and PFDJ disastrous roles in order to discard Eritrea’s dream. Well the dream is alive; and the star will shine even brighter. There is PFDJ and there is the state of Eritrean and Eritrean people. The logic of these individuals is really weird. They think if starving Eritrea would mean starving PFDJ, so be it. They think if taking out PIA would mean taking out Eritrea, so be it. So, the test for identifying who is who:
      1. Who gets heartburn when good news about Eritrea comes out? Remember these individuals define the patriots inside the country as slaves. In their weirdo world, the doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers, farmers…are all “servants of the dictator.”
      2. Who gets a racing heart when they hear the end of the unjust sanctions?
      Remember: Eritrea was sanctioned not because it had to be but because of abusive superpowers and the stupidity of PFDJ in not navigating a delicate walk (considering Ethio-Eritrean relations and US interest on Ethiopia). It chose to throw tantrums without figuring out who it was spurring with; otherwise, there is none that would earn us sanctions. And sanctions are just political slaps that hurt the people, they have not been effective in bringing down regimes. On the contrary, history shows us that sanctions have become excuses for the sanctioned regimes to mobilize internal support and use them in order to eliminate change oriented individuals by accusing them of “defeatism” and “treason”.
      The bottom line: Any achievement we see is the product of hardworking Eritreans; it’s the outcome of their sacrifice; they deserve to be recognized.
      3. Who gets nightmares at the news that EU is going to grant Eritrea developmental funds? It’s weird, isn’t it. Anyone, hurting of our youth’s situation should support this.
      Enough for today.

      • dawit

        Dear Mahmud;
        I know we don’t see eye to eye when it comes to PIA and EFDJ policies in Eritrea, but we have in common when it come to the welfare of Eritrea as a nation and its people. You are trapped on a dilemma, one hand you have people who you like to follow who are trying to destroy Eritrea by condemning PIA regardless what he does good or bad. On the other extreme you find Eritreans who put priority the welfare of Eritrea regardless of the policies of PIA good or bad. You are swimming between the two extremes. One day you are with one and next with the other, you may have to make a choice, either support Eritrea regardless of what PIA does or be part of the destruction of Eritrea because you hate PIA regardless what he does bad or good. “Teba aymote, ferah aymote, langa-langa mote”.

        • Mahmud Saleh

          Hello dawit (the spoiler)
          I feel Eritrea is hurt by two extremes.
          1. Znegese ngusna: tend to equate Eritrea’s welfare with the continuity of PIA. They don’t bother if the country is bleeding as long as PIA is still in power. Victory for them means if the man stays in power at any cost; even the unjust treatment of the very people who bled to liberate Eritrea is inconsequential.
          2. another extreme is comprised of folks who don’t give a damn to the welfare of the nation, they don’t even accept the fact that it’s standing.
          Both of these extremes have one thing in common: they don’t care about the welfare of the nation.
          Now, the good news is: we,the majority, want good things to happen to Eritrea regardless of who brings them. We want normalcy to return, our youth to get hope, rule of law to reign (innocent prisoners of conscience to get released and criminals to occupy their places, but through a due process), our people to have a supreme control on their affairs and to establish a political system they choose. I detest PFDJ and its boss for squandering a potential that nations get once in their history.
          Courage calls that you should not go with the wind. You have to have principles that anchor you. Standing out demands courage dawit. Balancing on the edge of a blade requires courage. It’s easy to swim with like-minded crowd. I can support and stand up for the good of my nation while condemning PFDJ for what it is. I know you guys don’t stand this type of Truth-Bound Society. So, dear dawit, I have already chosen, since I have started making my views you will read this same thought.
          And please be courteous. dawitom the adage you brought is absolete in today’s thinking. It’s based on an old value system where ignorance, arrogance and brute force rule. Today’s world is for tolerance of opinions, accommodation of interests, and making compromises on things that are of shared interests. That’s not “langa langa” my friend, that’s understanding the need of addressing competing dynamics, although the last time I checked I did not see them in the dictionary of ERI-TV.

          • dawit

            Dear Mahmud,

            What did I spoil to you? Well the word “Spoiler” can be a budge of honor in today’s world thinking. As Eritrea is labeled as “Spoiler” then for an Eritrean to be referred by that phrase it means that person is closer to the heart of his nation. When the time of decision comes ‘ሓንትን ምረጽ ሓንትን ቑረጽ’, then a Field Marshal cannot vacillate between two extremes. You have to choose a country with a leader or a leader without a country, the only realistic choices we have. I
            made my choice a country with a leader and I say long live Eritrea and its leaders. In Amharic language we have a saying ልጅን ከወደዱ ከነ ንፍጡ. This means if you love your child then you
            have to love him with his mucus, i.e the liquid jell that drips from his nose or saliva from his mouth. Literally means you can’t separate your love for your country from it leader.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            selam dawitom
            The spoiler was meant to explain YOUR once a while unannounced visits. But you are fine. I do like you. As far as the message of your comment, I really care less as to who does it; all I want to see before living this world is a healthy and vibrant Eritrea whose citizens are proud of it and who are ready to make it even better. That’s all. But to be exact, the answer to your call is in my previous REPLY. Recheck #1 and #2. I have no personal issues with PIA and his organization, but the policies they have pursued so far have crippled the country. And then I know who the real makers of history were: a whole generation (civilian and tegadelti). The myths of IA have been shuttered dawit. He could not run a country that gave him all that’s needed: patience, preparedness to move forward; trust, a generally fiery people ready to rebuild their country…the debate as to who lead who has been settled for ever. The Eritrean people and their gallant fighters lead IA to Asmara. It was the sacrifices and endurance of that generation that made difference, not IA leadership. BTW, the man has not changed a thing. That’s all about him.

      • selam

        Dearest M.saleh
        I have nothing to add to all your idea except to gain more from you as i always do. When i said like what i posted ,
        I was just wondering , what is that these people going to lose if they call the good things Good and the bad things Bad ? Because if they keep bashing all the infrastructure , which is built by the common man in eritrea , it will make them lose the credibility by the silent majority. If any change has to come , there must be a backing from the common man inside Eritrea.These people has to reinforce the common good in their deep soul , unless it will be another 20 years to come for more blame game. What i mean is , we have to blame when it is against the interest of the Eritrean people unless beating the same drume for 15 years is boring , fruitless, cowardly planned game.

      • Nitricc

        Mahmuday; I just came from visiting my parents; well more accurately, I came from work for food program : – ). They worked me to death. Every morning I get things to do list on the table and it is all day affair. When I complain; my dad will say “we just don’t want you to be bored”
        That is the reason I have not responded to your great inquiries; just you know I did not forget and will answer them.
        So; while I was at home, I was talking to this Eritrean guy; he is a friend of my parents. He is known for his anti Shebia and PIA stand. We used to argue every time about PIA. I tell him Eritrea is as good as PIA wants to leave her and he will say Isaias should be arrested and Shebia should be vanishing from the face of Eritrea. After knowing none of us will flinch; we stop talking about Eritrea and PIA. There was no point to it.
        So, this time around he came to see me at my parents house we were talking and from no where he said
        “I think you might have a point”
        Point about what?
        “About Isaias”
        What about Isaias?
        “Do you remember telling me last year that for Eritrea to work; Eritrea needs change and
        Isaias got to be part of the change it self”
        I say yes; but how am I having a point? You don’t believe on that.
        He said well, “it looks like it”
        I say how? And I asked him what made him to reach in to that senario.
        “He said the system is designed for isaias at his whims or else the distraction of the nation. And he knows; Eritreans will opt to protect the nation leaving him unchecked, besides we have no choice.”
        I gave him a credit for understanding what is going on. trust me the guy die hard ex-ELF and hates PIA yet, he accepted the fact on the grownd. there is hope.
        The point is we like it or not; it is what it is. PIA is here and yes, Eritrea
        Eritrea is as good as PIA wants to leave her. The sooner we realized this fact the easier the pain is and move on. hating PIA will get us no where.

  • said

    Power Changes in Saudi: End of Dynastic Succession in favor of a Stable Assertive Rule and the man to deal with is successor Prince Mohammad Bin Naif

    In a stroke of a pen, 79 years old ailing Saudi Monarch Salman Bin Abdel Aziz resolved the sticky problem of the smooth succession to the Saudi throne of a very strong and a very able successor Prince Mohammad Bin Naif. The double whammy of this move is phasing out completely the succession to the Saudi Throne of aspirants of the first generation of the late King Abdul Aziz Children in favor of one of the Second Generation whose rule could very well mark the end of the successions of a long established Saudi Dynasty.

    The frail King Salman is not expected to rule as a king for long paving the way to a likely early succession to the Saudi throne of Prince Mohammad Ben Naif. Serious and tough minded, future King Mohammad Ben Naif is likely to prove powerful and very decisive in ruling over Saudi Arabia during these rather exceptionally turbulent periods. Future King Mohammad Ben Naif wields all the three determinant strings of power that would ensure the consolidation of his power and prove him in the years to come as maybe one of the strongest Saudi Monarchs holding some resemblance to the Late King Faysal who, almost alone since the founder of the Kingdom, the late Abdel Aziz Al-Saud, ruled as an absolute ruler without reverting to his elderly kin of the Saudi Dynasty.

    Prince Mohammad Ben Naif is extremely well-trained in Saudi security matters; well-versed with Saudi security problems; enjoying, in the example of his late father, Prince Naif Ben Adbel Aziz – himself a powerful minister of internal security – close relations with the religious authority and their offshoot of the “Al-Mutaw’a,” “The Saudi Religious Police;” is in the very vantage position to rule over Saudi Arabia with absolute power with an Iron Fist unopposed and unchallenged by any of other aspirant Saudi princes.

    As the first future king of the second generation assured full control of Saudi internal security matters with the country’s overall Defense much assured by the US and the Western powers’ geopolitical interests with regard to the continuing flow of oil and access to the Saudi inflated purse to funding Western geopolitical hegemonic plans, future King Mohammad Ben Naif will enjoy unprecedented control over Saudi political and security lives, calling all the shots.

    None of the living Princes of the second generation with the exception of Prince Met’ieb Bin Abdallah Ben Abdel Aziz and his brothers enjoy the military and security training and background that Prince Mohammad Ben Naif possesses. As a future king enjoying control over Saudi Wealth, Mohammad Ben Naif will enjoy the lever of the oil wealth and inflow of oil revenues to enjoy an absolute command – with the discretion of bestowing favors in the sharing of the largess of the oil wealth – over all his cousins of the other less powerful princes counting in the hundreds. True to an old established Saudi Royalty tradition, swimming in the abundance of the perks of wealth substitutes for bids and ambitions to seeking public offices.

    Undoubtedly, the alienated sons of the late King Abdullah, mainly Prince Mit’ieb who is in command of the National Guard could pose a potential challenge that the only coming months not years could determine the nature and the extent of it. Those are rough edges that remain unresolved that if King Salman survives a few more years could resolve before his inevitable eclipse.

    Prince Mohammad Ben Naif is not expected as a future king to be the exception to the rule of playing the musical chairs power game as he could, in due process, once consolidates his hold on power and authority as a future king to cause the removal of Prince Mohammad Ben Salman from both the right of the succession to the throne and equally from the powerful post of the Minister of Defense.

    In all cases, the Saudi Rule appears to have been assured of continuity for the years to come with the potential succession to the throne of Prince Mohammad Ben Naif who could very well mark the last of the rulers of a long string of successions of a long dynasty.

  • selam

    Dear Awatista

    Is it me that see differently or my sheer ignorance that tell me to differentiate between PFDJ and the people?
    I have a passion for social change , but like the rest of you , i am also navigating an uncertain world. I have learned , i could be hard -core progressive burning for social justice. while tempering that passion with the humility of recognizing my opinion is not yet shared by a majority of my fellow brothers and sisters in awate.com much less by the elite opposition figures. But spending time and energy on making a small change and accepting compromise is a lot better than accomplishing nothing and losing much of your credibility. The point of politics is not to gain more power or to defeat opponents , or to became more famouse as some people have done . The point is whether other people’s lives are improved. That is it and that goal is worth our time and also more so from personal gains. If one trip by PIA can get any help to our people so why not support it because we have enough points to blame him . Why is it any news from Eritrea has to be bad in order to score political gain., is not enough we have played the blame game more than it deserves. If any good news from Eritrea is played as bad due to the actors , we will be in a theaters with out audience and the outcome is deadly.

  • Dayphi

    Merhaba Awateyyoon!
    Around the end of March, 2015, over 100 saudi fighter planes with the support
    of ALL GCC countries war planes – save the Sultanate of Oman- conducted air
    strikes on all Yemeni major cities and villages. The air raid was launched without the approval of Arab League, OIC, or even the Security Council of the United Nations. On later days, some Arab /Muslim countries

    supported the
    invasion, such like Somalia, Sudan, Egypt. Others condemned the air raid, such as Algeria,Syria, Iraq, Iran, etc. Other countries remained neutral unallied to either side like the Sultanate of Oman and Eritrea. Yes i chose to say Eritrea, not esayas regime in this instance. Esayas, known for his trouble making and as a spoiler in the region, chose, in unprecedented way, to remain neutral in inter Arab feuds.esayas stand on this current Yemen crisis is commendable.

    • Dayphi

      ( Even Iblis, the liar, at times, tells the truth the truth, recommended for piety.) My lifetime opposition to esayas regime should not and will not blind me from from gi ing him a credit when is due. What surprised me and saddened me at the same time was the stand of our oppozition groups ( not all of them ) in handling the yemen crises. It really lacked wisdom. In fact, three of the opposition mo emts that i know for surety, in a mode faster than a speed ticket, and quicker than a groom’s ” QABILTU ” to the maazoon’s words, Zawwajtuka, made their statements of
      blessings and supporting unconditionally to the Saudi intervention and military operations deep inside Yemen; the so dubbed ” Operations
      Decisive Storms “. They demonstrated their literal interpretations to the saying, ” انصر اخاك ظالما او مظلوما ” forgetting or overlooking that Yemenies are also our Ikhwan in dean, nasab, and jiwar. The three Eritrean opposition groups who supported the Hazm Operations and issued their statements of blessgs to the airstrikes are Eritrean Li eration Front ( Mar 25, 2015 ), Islamic Islah Movement ( mar 28,2015 ), and Eritrean Islamic Congress ( mar 30, 2015 ) . I have never been ashamed of our opposition groups stand, at the same time, proud of my worst enemy’s stand like this one a obout Yemen crisis. One side will be remem ered for their opportunistic statements in a war we dont have neither a she camel nor a camel in dispute, as an arab bedouin would say, while esayas will be remembered for his ” hikmah, bu3d an nazar, etc. specially by our rothers in Yemen.

      What did the MeTTaqa3ti of our opposition gain so far?
      1…. I think, now the bombardment of the cities and villages eased, ( nothing important structure left to be destroyed ), and the dust start to settle, they came out from the Mawlid Bila Hummus.
      2…. If they already got some Moqshish min taHt le taHt, they already hid it from their ranks and files, and from disclosing it to Eritrean media.
      3….They lost their prestige and reputations among many Eritreans and many arab/ Muslim sympathizers, and specially Yemenies who were at the receiving end of the onslaughter d sustained relentless air strikes for over a month that cost them the death of around 4000 civilians. Unless these opposition groups revisit their wrong stand and make up with better conciliatory statement, they will lose their credi ility among many of us for very long time. 4000 lives in not li3bah.
      On the contrary, esayas was invited to the Royal Palace, and definitely will not come out of the Palace empty handed.Let’sjust hope, he wont change his neutrality after this trip. Money can buy you most anything, and specially, thimmas and honor.And lets hope he will never join to this un holy ‘Aasifat al Hazm by sending our tegadelti to Arabia to do the dirty work on behalf of the Saudi ground forces.
      ( will continue ) . Good Day For Now.as Paul says…

      • selam

        Dear Dayphi
        I hope they are reading your post , but you know they have zero interest in the well being of the Yemen people. What they care is if in any case saudi officials help them get ride of PFDJ that is what they care. The opposition has no value or any stand when it matters. That is way they are just running opposite to the truth of the yeman people. Now yemen is a destroyed country, its people get hucked in all directions , their infrastructure destroyed to the level of no more. Their live bombed day and night. Can you imagine somalia will support such action after 30 years of destruction ? What is the region want? Look at the elite eritrean opposition they are just crooks with no credit. If any one is thinking that the houths are going , they are idiots. Housths are yemenis and they have a big role to stabilize yemen or destroy , yemen.
        dayphi please wait and see some of the opposition who are living in the high Garden will make the same mistakes again and again.

      • Mahmud Saleh

        Dear Daiphi يا ضيفي العزيز
        I find you to be very interesting Awatista full of knowledge and wisdom. I followed your feeds on Habesha, and topics related to society, history and religion; very enlightening indeed. Your recent installments with regard to our region, and particularly to the news item under discussion, are all reasonable and informative. Thank you sir.

        • Dayphi

          عفوا يا خير الاسماء..جزاك الله for your kind and brotherly words. I returned to our awate.com library to finish my earlier topic as i promissed to continue ONLY to find your heart warming comment. Now, that i am blushing, I dont know howlong it will take me before I regain my composture to continue what i promised to do. Thank you, God bless you. May Allah bless your Friday. Ameen

      • Ted

        Dear Daiphi, Well said.
        “Money can buy you most anything, and specially, thimmas and honor.And lets hope he will never join to this un holy ‘Aasifat al Hazm by sending our tegadelti to Arabia to do the dirty work on behalf of the Saudi ground forces.”
        Amen to that brother.

  • Mahmud Saleh

    Ahlan wo sahlan Emma

    Thank you for the long reply; an advice that one would expect from a friend. But you milked it out dry more than necessary, brother. ክንድ’ዚ ዘርህጽ የብሉን- my comment contains nothing that would get you sweaty. Anyway;

    1. I appreciate YOU for standing up in order to defend Gedab News and AT. Who else could do that? Yes, I consider Gedab News ONE OF THE BEST News Analysis institution; I know how careful they are to make it stand out and to retain and improve its quality. But I have to correct you on this:”the source of your news and the source of your enlightenment respectively”

    Yes, Gedab News is a source I trust, but not “the” source of my news. There are few other sources of news I trust depending on the nature of the news, and the region or issue at hand. For instance, in this case Arabic news sources are more referenced, and you know it, there are many established of them. When it comes to news, I cross-check. As you said, Awate.com is also a place of enlightenment and it’s has been dear to me for many years now, but I will be lying if I tell you it is “the source” of my enlightenment. So, thanks for being generous to AT, the institution deserves it, but don’t speak for me. I know which ones I consider trustworthy and enlightening. Therefore, awate.com is one of the best news and analysis place, but I do surf also other sources, foreign and domestic.

    2. What I mean by “use Gedeb news to attack the right of a nation”? It’s just that simple, I was complaining that she used awate as a reason for venting the usual trashing of Eritrea. That’s all. You asked me why I would bother if you would use it “for an attack or not.” Well, if you use it for an attack it bothers me; it may not bothers you that fine.

    3. “…Gedeb news becomes the instrument for an attack against your despotic president. I haven’t thought or expect you to defend the despotic regime.” That’s your interpretation born out of false perception. All I will say is ኣይቃለይን ኣማን ዓርከይ። You are the sole owner of that interpretation; not mine.

    4. Thank you for your enlightening regarding my love to my dictator, although it was not needed. But here is the gist of my comments, with the addition that it was well understood by a non-Eritrean awatists: ” The starving of pfdj should not mean starving Eritrea, the demise of a regime should not demand the demise of a nation”

    And here is how Abrehet and other awatistas put it: “We have to try to view the new relation with the Saudi from the best interest of the Eritrean people and not how much we dispise PIA. This new relation might open doors for these poor Eritrean youngesters who are ending up in the Sinai and the Mediteranian Sea.”

    5. Regarding Saleh Yunis: I’m grateful for knowing this man early on. He is an extremely smart, enlightening and pragmatic man. Every time he comes up with an article, he pitches in multiple solutions; he knows PFDJ better than any writer I have read; he is more into practical solution than into dogmatic and grudge filled rhetoric rumblings. Just as I do it on your articles and ideas, I read his articles and ideas critically. Therefore, there is no question that he influences me. If you pretend as if you are not influenced by anybody, then that’s your take.
    6. The rest:
    a/ with regard to PIA: you are always welcome to define me the way you see it fit. Nothing wrong with that. It’s your right. I am MaHmuday, Amanuel! Open for broaching new ideas and approaches. Welcome.
    b/ But if you are honest, we differ in many areas. Among them:
    – You believe on dependence (on Ethiopia), I believe on independence; or dependence on our people.
    – You have hinted in many comments that resisting PFDJ based on Eritrean potential is not attainable; you went as far as soliciting Ethiopia, IGAD, AU…I appropriately placed you among the lots who gave up on their people.
    – I believe grudges of eighties could not be the basis of solving current Eritrean problem; you are still stuck to the EPLF/ELF era (you said EPLF partnered with TPLF, why not we partner with the Ethiopian government to enter the government palace knowing fully Eritrea of today (a sovereign nation) is not Eritrea of eighties (legally, internationally an unrecognized Ethiopian province) where both EPLF and TPLF were fighting for their own self-determination against common enemy. For your info: I condemned EPLF’s decision to allow TPLF in order to attack an Eritrean front. This to just state the situation is different. You can’t use that episode as a precedent in order to justify your call for Ethiopian interferences.
    – I believe on Eritrean capacity to weed-out, reform or deform PFDJ. You don’t trust domestic change, you said domestic forces could not bring about change that you would find radical enough. I fight for unifying all corners, voices, efforts and tendencies towards bringing about a condition where all stake holders are at a leveled playing field; I trust a robust debate among Eritreans in order to forge any political system they agree upon. You have a ready made political agenda, and strongly debate the change south to north bound.
    There are many other issues we don’t agree on, but I do feel you are a man I can have long conversation with. And since I have decided to stay on substance, I won’t go personal. I believe you have the best of our nation at heart, we just happen to keep amplifying our differences (sorry you became so personal and I have to list where we disagree and by way of that to remind readers MaHmuday is not the person Amanuel is trying to reinvent.

  • Semere Andom

    dawit
    what devoid of class dude. You said you do not go low.
    So it was right for Eritrea to call them African migrants instead of Eritreans.
    And now u are on record blaming the victims and your disdain of Eritrean overpower u to expose yourself to the bone.
    I will respond because I can and please do not response, yea convenient you void insults with me yet insult the victims.

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear all,

    I wish Eritrea take the same action.

    https://www.facebook.com/ebc1news/videos/953378208027389/

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear All,

      ኣቤት ኣቤት !! ኣቱም ሰባት ነዚኣ ንእሽቶ መልእኽቲ ቅርብ ዝብላ ተሳኢኑ :: እስከ ሕጂ መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ ኣብ’ ዛ ጉዳይ ዝወሰድዎ ስጉምቲ ኣውንታዊ ምዃኑን ሃገርና ‘ውን ከምኡ ክትገብር ድምጽኻ ምስማዕን:- ብኸመይ ሸነኹ ጌጋ ይኸውን ? ኣንታ ደጋፋይ ህግደፍ እሙን ደጋፊ እንተኾይንካ ድምጽኻ ክተስምዕ ዶ ኣይምተገበአን? ኣንታ ተቃዋሚ እዞም ኣሕዋትካ ካብ ሓደጋ ክድሕኑ እንድሕር ኡይ ዘይልካን ተጓይኻን :- በየናይ መለክዒ ሓላይ ህዝቢ እየ ትብል ?ዘሕዝን እዩ ::

      • dawit

        Dear Kokhob,

        Let me touch it for you. In the first place that was not a message it was an empty propaganda to confuse Ethiopian people. In Amharic we say ‘በኣፍ ይጠፉ በለፈለፉ’ or ‘የኣፍ ወለምታ በቅቤ ኣይታሽም’. When the air bombing by SA started over Yemen, PM Deslegne HM jumped praising the attack and supporting it to become the first African country outside the Arab League to support the invasion. Was that necessary political move endangering 300,000 of your citizens stranded in Yemen? What will the poor refugees do if the Houthi’s take revenge on those poor souls to retaliate on the action of the Ethiopian government. Now the poor Ethiopians in Yemen are a sitting duck, a bombardment of their homes by Saudis and facing retaliation by their neighbor’s the Houthis on the ground. What a mess? So you pick 30 people out of 300000 and brag that you care for your citizens? The mature and experienced leadership in the region PFDJ stayed out of the frying pan and the Lion of Nakfa made his move without endangering his citizens in Yemen or SA.
        dawit

      • Semere Andom

        Hi KS;
        Yes, you got it. PFDJ can learn a thing or two from the “backward ” Ethiopia.
        Just to drive the PFDJ supporters like your debater crazy and make them say thing like Eritrean cares abou tthe right of animals and that is why it saved the sick sheep, which were stranded in the sea without t a place to call home, so PFDJ gave the dying Australian sheep Eriteran citizenship.
        Let me repeat to them them of the following
        Ethiopia did it again
        It did the same when its citizens in KSA were treated harshly. It did it when its citizens were massacred by IS, it officially mourned, but PFDJ zeroed on the confrontation between demonstrators and police
        And Ethiopia, the neighbour of Eritrea, the country of some Eritreans, did it again in Yemen. It helped some 30 of the 300k Ethiopians in Yemen to come home according to the very, reliable source of your debater.
        What does all these show you? Ethiopia is trying very hard to be among the civilized nations of the world who show care for their citizens. It is trying with deliberation.
        And what does PFDJ does, it asks money to bury the dead Eritreans, not only the dead, those it killed, it denies them their citizenship, but other humans, the Italians give them Italian citizenship post mortem
        Ethiopia tries hard, PFDJ also tries hard, the former for its anguished desire to be civilized, to be known as nation of laws, of elections, the later because of its anguished desire to be one of the failed state, not be outdone by tyrants before it

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear Abi,

    are you arround? FG is asking Mahmuday to clear what he is saying. he make it clear from his own stand and principle. but again FG asking “Hello Mahmuday, This will ultimately go around the block to the all time argument whether PIA is good or bad for Eritrea today. until then, the question now is what is PIA doing in SA? 1)…” I was waiting you will say something. shall I answer it? I have one sure task that he will not do. you know what?

    PIA’s trip to KSA sure is not to perform Umrah. Lol

    • Fanti Ghana

      Hello Dr. Kokhob Selam,
      Ere’bakh meshtwal Abishan atTrabign. Degmo yebas bileh ye Nitricc guadegna honk ende eyale endaybetebiTegn.

      • Kokhob Selam

        Dear Fanti.

        በጥባጭ መሆን ምን ዲፕሎማ ያስፈልገዋል ? ኣይዞን !!! መበጥበጥ ለሚወዱ ኣብሮ መበጣበጥ ነው ::

    • Abi

      Hi Kokobe and Fanti
      I was not following the debate . I was busy watching highlights from mid-week games. Do you like soccer? Don’t miss the upcoming champions league game . It is going to be juicy. Can’t wait.
      Back to your question. I have no comment specially against Vet Mahmud. Wetader ena gimbegna qeld ayawqim. I can handle Fanti.
      Is IA good or bad for eritrean? I rather tell you a joke.
      A guy went to the market to buy a sheep.
      Guy: yihe begg sint new?
      Negade: 500 birr
      Guy: yihema yeTegebe ahya yasgeza yelem ende?
      Negade: getaye, yemiTafTotin erswo yawqalu.

      • Mahmud Saleh

        Dear abi
        Always elegant, no wonder I found an Ethiopian Gen.Nit in you.
        Wataderu’ma Qeldu bedemb yawQalna. Correct the Amharic as you read on.

      • Kokhob Selam

        Dear Abi,
        Lol, መልስ መቸ ታጣለህ !
        ኣንተ ገደልከኝ እኮ : ኣረ ኣንተ ጎንደሬ …ኣሁን ማንን ተውክ ? እንድያው ይችን ኣቶ ኤስያስ ባነበብዋት በሳቅ ከኣራዊት ወደ ሰው ይቀየሩ ነበር ::

  • Semere Andom

    MHW:
    The opposition is n ot there to praise the government. Even if they were allowed to function in Eritrea, their job is to criticize the government, that is the job of an opposition, they want to push their ideas, if they cannot they will raise their issue to the public to be aware. This blaming and criticising is I just tired old ghedli era mentality that many people are tormented with.
    The opposition’s plans are clear for Eritrea, it is to create a nation where rule of law is supreme and they have limited power to make that happen.
    Opposition does not praise the government, get over this, but the problem is the systems we have in Eritrea, the people we have in power and the supports we have in store are used to praises and they do not deserve it. The PFDJ has been give ample proposals and it has provided none. May be you should focus on those in power
    And you said the people are neither interested…” I am not sure about that, if they are not interested and not fascinated then they need to get their act together otherwise they will be reduced to slaves for generations. The people know who is the problem and it is not the opposition.
    Here is the blame according to me in that order
    PFDJ: for creating the mafia system and enslaving the people
    The supporters: for blessing every abuse in exchange of their cottages
    The people: for allowing founding fathers and their daughters and sons to perish for writing a letter and offering their solutions. A nation that kills its founders has dark future and this happened under our watch collectively
    The Opposition: for its impotence and for not using what ever it takes to get rid of the regime, instead wasted a decade debating peaceful vs. armed struggle

  • ‘Gheteb

    From The Annals Of Saudi / EPLF Relations
    For the record, Saudi Arabia has been one of he few countries that firmly believed in Eritrea’s right to self determination. Again, in 2000, it was the only country along with Pakistan that publicly condemned Ethiopia’s invasion of Eritrea’s uncontested sovereign territories.
    If I remember correctly and from the top of my head, in late 1978, the then Deputy Secretary General of The EPLF, Isaias Afeworki, made an official visit to Saudi Arabia and met with the King Of Saudi Arabia. After the meeting, the Saudi Press, put Isaias on the spot when they pointedly asked him if the EPLF was a Marxist Organization.
    Isaias told them bluntly that the EPLF was NOT a Marxist Front, but he added also that the EPLF was NOT against Marxists. Here you can see that Isaias shrewdly trying not to alienate the Eastern Bloc countries and not to provide fodder and ammunition to other rivals such as the ELF and the Dergue.
    Truth be told that the relationship between the EPLF and Saudi Arabia was good but at times it was also fraught. But, the Saudis have always showed their preference and support of making an independent Eritrea a reality.
    The recent ‘strain’ or ‘coldness’ of the Saudi Eritrean relation and the allegation that the Saudi’s to have coldshouldered Isaias, I think, is primarily the result of the US (America) pressuring the Saudi’s to show some distance towards Eritrea. Remember that the Saudis and the US work closely in international affairs and the Saudi’s are heavily involved in lobbying Security Council Members in favor of America’s global and geostrategic stances that needs the approval of the UN.
    I think that the UN and even Uncle Sam are realizing that ( well, they know) that Eritrea can play a vital role in the resolution of the Yemeni crisis, South Sudan and beyond in the Horn Of Africa.

  • sara

    Dear
    i don’t know which side of the border you belong, but assuming you are eritrean, well- whether you like it or not it is a fact he is your president for life. if you are not eritrean then, beat it!
    btw, why cry my beloved country, thing here? if you don’t have a president how do we know which country you belong.

  • Amde

    Michael

    Are u gonna make me shave off my moustache?

    not fair.

    Amde

  • Hayat Adem

    Hi all,
    For someone to remember or seek a professional embalmer/undertaker, there has to be one or more death in the house. At other normal times, you must really be a very all-concern-careful guy to play it just nice with an embalmer thinking of a favor in the future, the God Father style..Otherwise you wouldn’t your life to be punctuated by an encounters with an embalmer. It is a one-way relationship. He doesn’t call you in normal times, even in bad times. You reach him out when you need his service.. He waits for your call, unscheduled at that..
    Isaias has become a leader only few countries are willing to host and only in their bad times. To say something to the Russians and for them to listen to him, they must first be under a global confrontation with the US or the west over Crimea or something else. To say something to the Europeans and for them to listen to him, he must flood them first with young Eritrean immigrants via the seas, and lots of them had to die on their way. To say something to the Egyptians and for them to listen to him, Egypt must go under a Nile crisis. To say something to the Iranians and for them to listen to him, there must be something he can offer in opposing Israel or/and KSA. For the younger nation SS to send a diplomat to talk to him, Salva had to hit a dead end first with his complex peace negotiation under IGAD. To say something to the Saudis, and for them to listen to him, there must be a problem in Yemen.
    He had to wait for a bad time to ears of other leaders. His supporters consider it as a roaring of a lubricated lion. Awate calls it a cracking sound of a rusted door.
    Hayat

    • Mahmud Saleh

      Dear Hayat
      Get over with your fatal attractions to PIA. This is a regional issue and it concerns every Eritrean with a beating heart. Eritrean is a major player in that part of the world. It owns a very long coastal line across SA; it controls avast chunk of shipping lanes vital to SA and its trading partners; Eritrea has a long history of engaging the warring factions; it is a major partner, not an agent ready for hiring. I detest your futile attempts to demonize Eritrea through PIA.

      • Ted

        Selamat the Great MS. PIA beat “her” to it. If it were the other way around(for Houthi) “she” would have dusted off the old Al-shabab trumpet to blow Sanction… Sanction.
        I am glad Eritrea stayed neutral in this messy region.

        • Hayat Adem

          Ted,
          The sanctions are still there and PIA’ve brought them on himself. You seem to be thinking he is scoring points just because the two sanctions have not grown to three yet.

        • Nitricc

          Ted, you know what they say; don’t you….. i let the pic tell you. PIA is amazing. he is never out of the game. South Sudan are coming to him and and now the SA. he is a winer.
          http://mereja.com/forum/download/file.php?id=26280

          • Peace!

            Hi Nitric,

            Check this out: And the bottom-ranked passports:
            Congo (Dem. Rep.), Yemen, Central African Republic, Kosovo (41)
            Equatorial Guinea, Bhutan, Comoros, Burundi (40)
            Somalia, Eritrea (39)
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            South Sudan, Solomon Islands, Palestinian Territories, Sao Tome and Principe, Myanmar (28)

      • Hayat Adem

        Hi Mahmuday,
        I detest your futile attempts to angelize PIA through Eritrea. I picked the spirit from what is reported at Awate. I don’t have to support PFDJ’s superficial honeymoons because they are about regional issues. And what I said is true.

        • Mahmud Saleh

          Gual Adem
          That’s even easier.
          If protecting Eritrean interest means anagelizing I A, so be it.
          If getting the record straight would mean giving PIA a trickled down PR effect, so be it.
          If protecting Eritrean interest would mean giving PIA a passing spotlight, so be it.
          OK, it just shouldn’t be the other way around. The starving of pfdj should not mean starving Eritrea, the demise of a regime should not demand the demise of a nation. I know it’s hard for you to comprehend it because of your known views.

          • Hayat Adem

            Mahmuday,
            Your formula of loving Eritrea is wrong so much so that your strong faith of loving Eritrea ends up loving the serial criminals who abuse Eritrea and Eritreans.

          • Mizaan1

            Hayat, hundreds of Eritrean families are in crisis mode as we speak due to the loss of their loved ones a week and half ago and Mr. Hyena goes to Saudi Arabia to get money for his PFDJ and shedding tears for Yemen and not even crocodile tears for his own people for show. These guys here clapping left and right to see their dictator in an Arab country whose only desire in helping Eritrea has always been and will always be driven by their unwavering desire of seeing disintegrated Ethiopia. Saudi Arabia supported Eritrean independence? For what reason? Because they believe in the right to self determination or they believe Eritrea was historically independent or what is the reason? Brutal people are enslaving our people in their own country and they act like they care for an independent Eritrea. Long way to go for our people to wake up and smell the coffee and uncover the whole scam.

          • selam

            Dear mizaan
            You know some times it is quite nice for people to see what is really happening and why ? Well you do not seem to read any of that. IA is representing all people who he believe are his property . And on top of that he is making money by millions , you know why he is running every where, even with out admiting his mistakes . No one in saudi think your points are valid , SA people never intend to see ethiopia disintegrated . If they wish for the bad of the ethiopian people , they would not invest their money in ethiopia. You put your money where you feel it is safe.KSA has supported our independence because we deserve it. Even america know our independence before 1952 but they love their interest . Now you want talk bad about saudi , please check other sources of news from other places.By the way , what is that the ARAB COUNTRY thing , please come up with other points. Eritrea is there to have any kind of relationship with all these around. And you know this is regional issue , so you do not need to score politics on behave of your mission over your country’s interest. If the mad man created a union even with saudi arabia well , good. Who is slaving and who is slave? All Eritreans and ethiopians are in SA on their own choice , they do not go to saudi to help saudi parents. Please do not buy all the slaving thing.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Mizaan,

            by doing so you are serving PFDJ more. “see those opposition, they don’t appreciate what you have done for Eritrea” will be the words of PFDJ to Arabs. again it is always better to keep the principle when talking so you will not lose your balance. please watch your words.

          • Semere Andom

            Selam Mahmuday
            “If protecting Eritrean interest means anagelizing I A, so be it”
            really Mahmuday? So you really mean this or you just replying in the heat of a moment? Is not that what you said what happened before, we made angels out of demons and we got duped.
            And help me with the logic, how can angelizing the demon that IA is will help Eritrea, he will become a “cherub”, grow wings and will wield his sword to massacre the people when they try to eat from the garden of Eritrea

          • Fanti Ghana

            Hello Mahmuday,
            You are being misunderstood here brother. Rewrite it before something else that will demand my fulltime attention happens. Please.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Dear FG
            A country that occupies an important geopolitical position in that part of the world is talking to a counterpart which happens to be the heavyweight of that beleaguered region. What’s wrong with that? Doesn’t Eritrea have the right to talk about issues vital to it? Whether we like it or not, PIA is the president of my country. I don’t expect anyone to lecture me on the nature of his presidency. I know it.What I small is the usual foul leak wafting through the air. Use Gedab news to attack the right of a nation in conducting international relations which is expected of it at this time. The odd thing should have been if Eritrean had not conducted similar consultations at this time given the seriousness of the situation in that part of the world, regardless of who Presides over it and the type of government ruling it. Regretfully, there are folks who feel news is not news about Eritrean unless featured in bad taste. Apparently, Gedab analysis was not enough for Hayat so she had to add chunks from her reservoir.

          • Semere Andom

            Hi Mahmuday:
            I could not understood your snapping. The point is IA is not doing whatever he is doing with SA for the interest of Eritrea, he is doing it to protect his PFDJ and what HA said was even to do that it takes crisis as no one wants to touch him in normal times.
            You sound angry at the mildest comment of Hayat. If you believe IA has done this to better Eritrea then we can stop here, but what I know is he succeeded as SA will give him not Eritrean driver employment where PFDJ will act as placement agent stealing 90% of their salaries in the same way PFDJ did to the women tegadalti when it sold them to the Arabs, yes the tegadalti it emancipated

          • Ted

            Dear Semere, do you have to say this “SA will provide Eritrean driver employment where PFDJ…. ………… “really Semere. Can you imagine what PFDJ would get if they joined the coalition SA. Think about it.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Hello Mahmuday,
            This will ultimately go around the block to the all time argument whether PIA is good or bad for Eritrea today. until then, the question now is what is PIA doing in SA?
            1) It is simply a continuation of his over all grip on the Eritrean populace (jobs for my people->slavery) and/or extending his political life (you see I am alive) or 2) He is consolidating his cleverly executed position of regional politics (sink or swim with the Saudis).

            Either way I don’t want to be in your shoes, but good luck!

          • Ted

            Dear FG, Personally there is no need for rewrite. The key word is “Eritrean interest” In the issue of Soudi Arabia vs Yemen conflict, IA have remained neutral in a delicate matter where otherwise one has to pick a side. Picking a side come with its consequence and thanks to IA, Eritrea will be spared from this spill over fire. The Gov, unlike Sudan and Ethiopia, did make wise move for the best interest of Eritrean. Hating IA one thing but “getting the record straight” is another thing”. Give credit where credit is due.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Hello Ted,
            I very much understood what Mahmuday was saying. However, the statement “If protecting Eritrean interest means anagelizing I A, so be it” seemed to rub some folks the wrong way. So, since he had the core of his most important message already mentioned like so: “The starving of pfdj should not mean starving Eritrea, the demise of a regime should not demand the demise of a nation” I simply wanted him to expand that part a little more for everyone’s benefit. Sometimes I can tell when he is posting on a hurry. That was all.

          • Ted

            Dear FG, the response was not directly for you per se, i know you understood The Great MS loud and clear.Those “some folks” have an ax to grind knowing it well he did the right thing. You can’t please them no matter what unless you go after him or demonizi him. Why one should be questioned for doing what is good for her/his people. That is all.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Hello Again Brother Ted,
            I understood that too! I guess I am in an understanding mode this afternoon. I was trying to save him the aggravation of having to answer multiple times on the same topic by expanding his core point, pre-emptive strike if you will. Regardless let’s just wish him luck.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            My dear FG
            I know you are here to protect your true friend. As Ted the greatista pointed it out, I’m glad you understood the fact that I was using you as a medium to explain peripheral components of my message. You quoted me well as far as the main message is concerned. Dear FG, when a subject dealing with foreign issues arises (Eritrea in relation to another country) and when that subject is of security concerns, I’m looking at it from that angle. I’m not hallucinating, I’m not deluded, I’m not anagelizing any entity. When Somalia invaded Ethiopia in late seventies, TPLF was gripped with what to do. And if my memory serves me right, they discussed proposing to Durg a ceasefire, and even joining it in defending Ethiopia (I may be wrong, but that’s how I remember it floating around). That’s just to say:sometimes, there are things that bind citizens. I have high regard for Gual Adem, I appreciate that she is focusing on matters that interest most of us, she is playing less of polarizing role, and I hope to assume central role on central issues. This is not one of them.

          • Mussa

            Mr. M.Saleh,
            You should be able to distinguish between truth and fiction. Are you trying to tell us attributing DIA with fictitious benignant qualities makes him so, thereby protecting Eritrean interest?
            You need to WAKE UP and stop hallucinating. A dictator is a dictator. A Lie is a lie. TRUTH IS TRUTH.

      • SenaiErtrawi

        Selam Mahmud,
        I always like your nationalist views but I don’t believe IA has the interest of Eritrea (the Eritrean people) in his heart. If every thing goes his way, he will pimp the Saudis, the Iranians, the Qataris, the Israelis …. even the Americans and get billions in addition to the 1 billion gold money he got by enslaving Eritreans. The Eritreans will stay kept (purposefully) starving and enslaved and he would keep trying to dominate the neighboring regimes by training and arming the oppositions – DEMHIT, Al Shebab …

        So, when you talk about the interests of Eritrea, it should mean the interests of Eritrean people not the interests of Isaias. So, tell me how Isaias getting money from the Saudis or Nevsun will benefit the interests of Eritreans? I believe it will allow him to enslave Eritreans even to a worse level. The only beneficiaries are the various opposition groups he incubates.

        • Mahmud Saleh

          Dear SenaiEritreawi, and tes
          You both know:
          a/ there is a crisis in the region
          b/that crisis is relevant to the security of Eritrea
          Don’t you think any government that’s ruling Eritrea should consult with the major players of that region?
          Now, when it comes to intentions and legitimacy:
          SE: WHO else is a recognized government which could represent Eritrea when it come to international issues, regardless of its nature? Who else do you think should replace the Eritrea n government and Is it possible?
          tes: I will remain firm on my pledge to engage people on substance. Hence:
          – The answer to SE above settles most of your speculations with regard to my intentions. Thank you for interpreting my buried thoughts telepathically.
          – always looking forward to reading constructive comments from you.

          • Saleh Johar

            Mahmuday,
            Isn’t it too obvious that Eritea is under his grip, even if we do not like it? Then why try to educate people on obvious things. That is not the issue, I think, the issue is that anyone who considers himself an opposition to the regime, has no obligation to explain out what the regime does by mentioning the obvious–that sounds condescending 🙂

            The fact that he rules Eritrea is not in question, but whatever he does is illegitimate in the eyes of those who are at the receiving end of his brutality. And as long there are people suffering from his relentless oppression, they will relentlessly show that he is illegitimate and a tyrant. Even with all of that, we still have people who try to explain out his legitimacy–look at what dawit believes! He believes Isaias was elected by the central committee. I am not sure if dawit knows the central committee is now hallow–most of its members are either in jail, died or exiled. He doesn’t seem to know the term of the central was not twenty two years, by any stretch.

            With that in mind, please understand no sane person has an illusion that the boots smashing his head has Isaias’ feet in them. And they are expressing that pain in many ways. It is only natural.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Ustaz Saleh
            Actually, I asked questions; I did not pretend to educate anyone. I don’t know, if I continue replying to you, you may consider it a “condescending” act; but I would ask you to reply to the questions I raised above; and please don’t explain to me who PIA or PFDJ is.
            Daiphi gave us a long explanation regarding this issue today. He might have used colorful expressions and tons of information from his enormous store of knowledge, but on substance level, we both basically said the same. Of course he was not an ex-what?
            I hope we overcome this type of narrow mindedness and focus on broader issues (just a genuine plea, not trying to appear condescending). There is a country and there is a government (terrible it may be in my eyes), yet it’s the sole internationally recognized government. As long as it is in power, it will keep conducting state business. I condemn it for what it does to its people. But on international issues, my stances depend on whether the exchanges are in favor of Eritrea or not. But some entity got to do the state business. Waiting to be wed out, until then they are there. So, brother SaleH, when it comes to international issues, things get a bit complicated, you know it. I don’t know why you would put such a terse reply. Did I say PIA is an angel? No. I just gave dawit three replies today regarding PIA and PFDJ, why is it difficult for people to size up a person in his/her totality? There was no need to conjure my reply with what dawit said, but you know the prejudice is there, dawit unrepentant PFDJite, and mahmuday an ex-what? Always looking for your feed.
            Good night Ustazna.

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear Hayat,

      you know what makes you different form most of awatistas? all your statements are far form opportunism and to the point. all what you said is true and for those who can’t see it it will be clear day after day. keep it up. don’t ever try to please any single person who is on wrong side.

      “ሓቂ ነይልወጥ – ፈሪሕካ ‘ ውን ነይምወት :-
      ዝሓበጠ ይቶኮስ – ቅኑዕ ቃልሲ እዩ ዝዕወት ::”

      • selam

        Dear k.s
        if true fight is to win , , what makes your saying not complete is that the PA are under israel occupation for so long. Forget about the disintegrated eritrean opposition based in weyane house.
        Now who is hayat ? what good things does she believe for Eritreans ? Just mention one minus the sanction thing she is blaffing . Sanction is done by the hand of weyane with the help of ignorant leadership by PFDJ.For that Eritreans are paying with harish life conditions. No one believe sanction hurt PFDJ , they are swimming in a billion dollar pool with no one asking. Any one who think sanction were good or justfied is idiot and she or he must be in weyane short course.
        Sanction what sanction ?

        • Kokhob Selam

          Dear selam,

          Let me not describe Hayat more than this. I know you are honest young and energetic and you are opposing me directly and openly. but there are older opportunists who could have killed me for saying this truth.

          Look selam first don’t label specific person anything. for one reason but very important one….he/she may have seen something you didn’t see. it is not a matter of knowledge but experience and position (position I mean place where he can see wider than you do) . and regarding opposition we have discussed a lot and please stop saying they are serving “weyane”. that is not true. if you don’t know let me tell you some truth about those who use that. a. those who lost their position from PFDJ with bloody history.b.those who don’t want to act against PFDJ practically c. those sent by PFDJ who want to make confusion….Ifor me in fact I believe the real opposition are suppose to use Ethiopia and that is a golden opportunity to have such wide back ground.

          regarding sanction, what is there to talk about? sanction for me is nothing. what will I worry about? being under PFDJ is the worst sanction we Eritreans face. so who cares. ኣእዳው ህግደፋውያን ንድሕሪት ኣሲሮም ብዘይ ማይ እኽሊ ዘየሕርርዎም : in fact they should make it highest stage.

          but Selam, that all is external. I am not saying change will come by those sanctions. we are not suffering due to sanction we are suffering due to the mafia group we have.

          • selam

            Dear K.S
            Ethiopia is not an ideal place for opposition the reason is just simple and clear , most eritreans see weyane as the first enemy and that has to change if incase your point to be ok.
            Sanction are supposed to to hurt the leaders but normally that is not the case at all. What is experience any way ? Going after weyane repeatedly doing the same job over and over like bending machine at 90 degree . Now what is that you know and have experienced personally that help us to dissolve PFDJ regime ? I do not accept your seniority on behave of my voice or my interest . Even if you know all what you want , the fact is clear one of the main reason IA stayed in power is weyane and their puppies. Now what is left , you have said it all about the fighting against PFDJ. No one is holding his jars to get cookies from disingenuous opposition based in weyane house. They are a rotten fruit.
            Lets move to an chattered waters in case you find your way.

            The reason i mentioned hayat is , i find your wudesa untrue.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Selam,

            I don’t understand you always say you are against PFDJ. but you use the same propaganda PFDJ use. you said Ethiopia is not an ideal place for opposition. if it is the reason you brought “most eritreans see weyane as the first enemy and that has to change if incase your point to be ok.” then we need to work in explaining to our people and that is all. if that is the case..

            otherwise, as I said earlier go with another alternative and work. the problem now is you didn’t start (I mean those who are blaming opposition) to work against PFDJ and you are resisting the opposition those who want to use Ethiopia,

            As far as I study it..PFDJ has played on one big opposition umbrella by creating doubt among them and dividing them by religion. I was not among those who were in those meetings but I was always sure PFDJ will play it and I was following them.

  • Semere Andom

    Dear AT;
    “Just a crack”, did you just mock this break through as a just a crack, trivializing this diplomatic achievement. There is no surprise here, your record proves your wanton belittling Eritrea, a country that literally emerged from ashes and the Lion Nacfa used to sit on stones when he was lionizing himself, now he walks the corridors of Kings and the offices of presidents. Instead of delivering the deserving accolades, you unbecoming of an Eritrean, but very becoming of your character decide to trash it

    I am sure you would go bananas if someone has described the start of our armed struggle as: “Just a spark, Eritreans starts a revolution”. We know that that spark became blazing fire under the leadership of the lion of Nacfa and it is burning you. I am sure this crack, to your disappointment will be wide open by the might of the same man who has made that spark a flame.

    “Rising from ashes like the phoenix “is a common expression derived from the Greek Mythology, but soon brace for the new expression “rising from the ashes twice like Eritrea” will grace the aphorisms of the new dawn in Africa. Not only that, I have a surprise or should I call it a disappointment for you and here it is: the Greek mythology of Cassandra’s power of foretelling the future with impeccable accuracy but no one believed her We can see parallels here, the Lion of Nacfa foretells the future like Cassandra and it consistently turns our to be true but no one believes him. Among his famous lines are: “Ama kthaqiq iya”, and it was dissolved. The sun will never rise in Badme and it did never rose after that.

    The next one of his prophesies that will come true soon is this: “Ethiopia will be disintegrate” This has not happened yet, the cracks are there, yes just cracks for now and just like the Saudi door, it will be wide open. Let me tell you this Team Awate: your mocking this visit is akin as mocking a promising flower as “just a bud”

    • Dayphi

      Merhaba ya semere…
      Did you really write this comment? You want me call 911 if your life is endangered? Or i am reading it wrong? I need help from AT as well to decipher this comment for me.

      • teweldino

        Hi Dayphi,

        The AT have asked disqus to install a “sarcasm on / off button ” in the discussion forum. But knowing how long it takes for the guys at disqus to improve the system, by the time they finally introduce the new button, everyone will be able to get sarcasm.

        • Dayphi

          Ha haha teweldino akhuy….
          For me, and with my age bracket, it wasnt sarcasm. My wife has lately being telling me, ” Ya Hajj, enta kharraft…Allah yuHsin khatimtak… ” kind of comments. On reading semere’s comment, i believed for a moment that i indeed kharrafted. Thanks to your help, teweldino Hawey, my wife wasnt telling me the truth and i am still ” be kaamil quwaya al-aqliyyah.”…nice sarcasm semere akhuy. Just check next time, if we all can bear it. This time, i won’t sue awate team.

    • Ted

      Dear Semere, you have successfully completed the 5 stage of loss of your camp in a record speed of a week.

      Denial. Eritrean gov cant survive the all out assault from the West and Weyane(Toronto gangsta)

      Anger. PFDJ is like isis

      Bargaining, Reform, demand for release of prisons and implementation of the first constitution

      Depression. The youth are useless to free Eritrea

      Acceptance. Lion of Nakfa is here to stay:)

      There is more good news for you, smart ass(sarcastic people) although annoying are known to be intelligent.
      In your case, what a wast.

  • dawit

    Dear Awate Team,
    I was cracking with laughter in your choice of words for your article. “Just a Crack”!
    Your Head Line should have read “The Lion of Nakfa from Eritrea Roaring in the Palaces of Saudi Arabia”. The tone of the article reveals Team Awate’s bitterness for the visit, caught off gourd by the swift move of the Lion. It seems the Team was not prepared for such visit. Team Awate had invested so much energy trying to link Eritrean and Iranian support for Houthi rebels in Yemen, hopping that could have lead for another campaigning of UN sanctions against Eritrea similar to the Somali Al-Shabab game.

    • Mizaan1

      little dawit, be honest. Does this old hyena look like 50 years old? Weyane beggars…who is the beggar now?

      • dawit

        Abay Mizaan, Well do you know exactly how old is the Lion of Nakfa, were you present when baby Isias was born? According to Lady Bruton who sat with PIA for three hours, she think he looks 50 years. Now be honest is the Lion looks fit and healthy for what ever age he is? What makes you think PIA went to Saudi to beg? Begging is when Haile Mariam plunge himself in support of Yemeni invasion by Saudis led gulf countries without thinking what consequences of retaliation could bring for the several thousands Ethiopian refugees trapped in the country. He was not even invited by the Saudi for Ethiopia’s support. I am sure he was hoping to exchange Ethiopian blood for a barrel of oil. No one can beat Weyane’s act of begging in this planet.

        • Semere Andom

          dawit:
          Maybe the first ever Ethiopian, little dawit can enlighten us what he is privy to about the Ethiopian trade of a barrel of oil for blood.
          But how about refusing the 400 dead Eritreans who were buried in Italy because IA did not get paid enough/
          How about AI receiving 1 million from Austria to accept the sick sheep to be damped in Eritrea after SA refused them
          It takes a talent to speak lies day in and out and talking about issues of a foreign country.

          • dawit

            Semere;
            As usual you plug yourself where you were not invited የእርቦ ዝንብ that is what we say in Amharic.
            You are still baffled by my ‘Ethiopian’ identity! Don’t worry you will get in the next life!
            Now Semere make your mind how many Illegal African Immigrant perished in the Lampedusa boat accident, you used to quote 366, 368 and now 400. What ‘Inflation’? Well I understand your problem with the numbers, when every African immigrant wants to be Eritrean in order to get asylum, it is hard to come up with exact number of Eritreans. Now it is public record that Eritrea wanted to transport every Eritrean body free of charge, but you people sabotaged that effort thinking that will give some political advantage, hoping the Eritrean people will rise against their government. That didn’t happen and now you are left with ‘IA refused’ because he was not paid enough! Why lie on a broad day light?
            ‘One million Australian sick sheep’ again check your number and the health of the sheep stranded in the sea. That was Eritrean humane gesture. We Eritreans care even for animals that were suffering in the middle of the ocean for weeks and months. So we let them to land instead of dying in the sea. It shows Eritrea’s humane culture, nothing more, nothing less!
            About the Weyane trade of barrel of oil for blood, you better ask your boss Haile Mariam Desalegne why he wanted to involve Ethiopia in the war in Yemen?

          • Semere Andom

            dawit;
            I am not baffled by your dual identity, I am just baffled by the lies and denials.
            I will not dignify the rest of lies in this comment, you do not even care about human life, But if one is “qilet al-haya” has no shame
            Again you are shamelessly lying when you said African use Eritrean names. You think the Europeans do not have mechanism to differential between Eritreans from other Africans? yes some Ethiopians can slip as Eritreans but most of those who perished were in that accident were Eritreans. There are survivors to your disappointment, maybe you thought there would not be survivors when you called them African migrants.
            Again, you are shameless as usual when you said PFDJ wanted to bury the Eritreans, It is pure non-non. How did the incompetent non existent sabotage that.

        • Abel

          Dear Dawit,
          As an expert in fishing from disturbed water,Issayas went looking for some crumbs under the supper table of Saudi king and princes.What happened to his monthly pilgrimage to Qatar?

        • tes

          Dear dawit,

          When a human being does what he loves to do he stays young so is DIA. DIA likes killing and torturing people and so is happy and so is young. Those who are not happy with what the did are already done.

          Therefore don’t puzzle about his young age looking. As far as he is happy for his successful mission of dismantling the Eritrean people, he will stay young.

          By the way, Mugabe is much younger than DIA interms of physical appearance.

          tes

      • Peace!

        Dear Mizan,

        Just curious, do you have something constructive to contribute? Ugh!

        Disregard

  • sara

    Dear Awtistas,
    The president also met the minister of commerce and industry , minister of finance and according my sources he spent a great deal of time with the finance and commerce ministers rather than the labour minister adel fakih who was already moved to the ministry of planning.additionally contrary to what you mentioned about the bad omen, the good omen was he made the new crown prince and strong man prince mohammed bin naif comfortable with eritrean neutrality in the conflict of yemen.

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear sara,
      our great president visited KSA in right time. but I don’t think KSA leadership will forgive him for his support of Huti and they will not be easy to him. All they will do is use their wise method and let him go back after drinking the cultural Arabic coffee. KSA is well informed of PIA and his games in politics. the only thing KSA will do now is to let him stop everything against KSA.

      • sara

        Dear KS
        no..no..sorry you got it wrong, infact eritrean stand in the conflict of yemen is neutral, bearing in mind the sensitivities of our past conflict with yemen and the saudis seem to have accepted it. are you aware oman
        a gulf state has taken the same stand as eritrea.
        KS, what was your stand on the HANeISH islands conflict with yemen?

        • Kokhob Selam

          dear sara,
          bad me. I never believe PFDJ has legality to talk anything including boarder issue. you know and I know why they start it. and they fail badly. we lost Hanish. the worst of all Yemen leadership was wiser in dealing on that issue. Lol, don’t remind me how PIA talk about it when still it was in process. our guys are like street boys they never feel shame, and you are still talking about it. Kdun b’afe Slase.

          • selam

            Dear k.s
            Do you really believe we lost hanish ? Do you have any tangible evidence ?
            It is a law of the court and we accepted , . Why did not weyane accepte the badme issues then ? We need just to accept things happened on the court that is it. I do believe we are bound to what ever PFDJ does in the international world because they are the current holders of the foreign affairs. They have the power and recognition of the world to do what ever they think.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Selam,

            yes I believe we lost Hanish. if still you think we didn’t lost at least you will accept we have lost our men on that small war. If PFDJ can’t handle the case and at last he has to come to table why did they start the war. why, is that souls so cheap to use their love for their country and forget them? Hey, the case is more than you thought when justice lead someone will have to pay for it.

          • selam

            Dear k.s
            I am just asking about the legal acceptance not about the heroes. The heroes has done their job.so no lose on any sid. Yemen has accepted the ruling so do Eritrea. what we call lose is if you lose the legal battle and yet you pay high.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Selam,
            every time creating the war and then say that is legal decision and accepting is foolishness. Eritrea has lost Hansih’s case. they could have asked legally without going for war. But PFDJ leadership is used to it. no one is asking for death of his children and. as you are still saying it, you are separating the death and describing it as heroism (typical pfdj style). no question asked they are heroes but the trust the government and the people. by the way, Selam believe me even they didn’t introduce Hanish to people. I am certain most of the people wondered when they heard the news of that little war. PFDJ don’t have choice except accepting the result. I am trying to find for you the video of PIA before the final decision was given. PFDJ is not only illegal but also uncivilized group go for nothing. since they came they have done nothing for Eritrea.

      • dawit

        Dear KS, Where did you get your information that PIA supported the Houthi rebellion? The Awramba Times or Tigraionline or Assena Radio? or that was a revelation after ‘bercha’?

        • Kokhob Selam

          Dear dawit,
          shall I attach all the information from other sources. No my friend, no one in this world can be proof for me more than me. PFDJ has tried everything. when things go wrong they know how to hide. but from whom? now we are in advanced world, even people can see your underwear while you are in your house. Lol.

      • Peace!

        Dear Kokhobai,

        Would you mind sharing any facts/evidence/credible source that Eritrea supports the Hutis?

        Regards

        • Kokhob Selam

          Dear peace,
          google it and you will find a lot of information on this topic. but who can be more proof more than EX-PFDJ? may be you didn’t find people who trust to tell you all the story. most of people don’t want to talk about this subject thinking it is a crime to expose your own ” government”. they always say “ይሕመቕ ይጸብቕ ብናይ ደገ ዝመጸ ንመንግስትኻ ኣሕሊፍካ ምሃብ ቅቡል ኣይኮነን” most of our people still think this is our government. but it is no more secrete that PFDJ can do anything as they don’t have ethics.

          • Ted

            Dear KS, “google it ” It is not there. You should be happy for the people the Gov stay cleared as neutral in this conflict then again you are you who went euphoric by the news “Ethiopia bombed Bisha mine.”

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear my friend Ted,
            still the same style. Kokhob is a bit difficult to deal with, try some other method. still labeling trying to pull to wrong side didn’t help you in the past and will not help in the future. it seems you are not aware and you are not feeling that you fail and you are dead in your past discussions with me. the most reason you that killed you was you accusation of what I don’t say. poor guy still you are repeating the same.

            leave alone with your style and back warded mind, it is very difficult to debate against truth even with good mind, ask those PFDJ supporters and reformers here and they will confirm you.

          • Peace!

            Dear Kokhobai,

            Wow, Google is your source??nnNo further comment. I thought the forum is for exchanging ideas among concerned Eritreans, I guess you have different approach to make this forum constructive by “Trust Me Google It”

            Regards

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear anti Peace,

            I am not in this world to work under those who contaminate our struggle against PFDJ. find some one to serve you.

          • Peace!

            Dear Kokhobai,

            That was nice of you, and of course it is expected from mature politician and veteran fighter. Seriously though the point I am trying to make is that we have to distinguish between opposing PIA and Eritrea as a nation. The interest of Eritrea is also the interest of every opposition group.

            Regards

          • Saleh Johar

            Dear Peace,

            I am a bit lost and I need your help.

            Everything Isaias and his regime does is supposed to be for the interest of Eritrea.
            They jail people without trail as an emergency measure to protect the security of Eritrea.
            They control and monopolize the economy for the interest of Eritrea.
            They stifle the freedom of citizens to protect the security of Eritrea.
            They chase away dissidents for the benefit of Eritrea
            They deny people the right to be buried in their homeland, for (I guess) the interest of Eritrea.

            I can’t possibly list all that they do for “the interest of Eritrea”, but they do everything for that and to protect the sovereignty of Eritrea. Not forgetting that even Mengistu claimed that, and every dictator claimed that, can you help me with the following question:

            If everything Isaias does is for the benefit of Eritrea, then there is no reason why anyone should oppose his rule, really. Can you list a few things for which we should oppose Isaias and his regime? And, also a few things that we should support him, regardless of the principle of justice and legitimacy?

            Thank you

          • Peace!

            Dear SJ,

            I don’t know who said every thing Isaias does is for the benefit of Eritrea. I didn’t said that, and I don’t agree with it. However, given the region is heading into total turmoil, Eritrea has to make decisions regardless at the moment whether its leader is a dictator or democratically elected. And the mere fact is whether we like him or not Isssias is the president of Eritrea, and whatever deal he makes with foreign leaders is valid as long as he is in power. Now, with that in mind, the sad part is the priority of the opposition groups has only been bashing every move the president makes regardless whether positive or negative as if Eritrea is Issaias and vice versa.

            regards

          • tes

            Dear Peace,

            You wrote, “And the mere fact is whether we like him or not Isssias is the president of Eritrea, and whatever deal he makes with foreign leaders is valid as long as he is in power.”

            Here you have two points for contemplation. You are dictating us

            1. Whether we like it or not….
            2. What ever deal he makes…

            Well, aren’t we actually fighting against these two aspects? Are you fully approving on us his dictatorial rule and accept him the way he does?

            Let me tell you this.

            No Eritrean has elected him to be a president but he is assigned to be. Henve any move he takes is illegal and irresponsible. Accepting his status and his rule is nothing but against the interest of Eritrea.

            tes

          • Peace!

            dear tes,

            I totally agree with you, but needless to say thats the fact on the ground as long as he is in power. There have been several internationally recognized decisions and agreements he made so far; for instance, referendum, Hanish, Badme, and so on. If you think these agreements are illegal, good luck reversing them.

            Regards

          • dawit

            Dear Peace,
            Great idea! But how?
            when the great majority of Eritrean people and EDF support him.

          • tes

            Dear Peace,

            I have learned a great from you and like you to accept DIA as a president whether I like it or not. EPLF did three congress, each on average every 9 difference apart (1977, 1987 and then 1994). DIA was assigned as a presdient by a secret vote among his comrades (Mohammed Rommedan was kicked systematically for good). Since then we have 21 years even without any congress. If 30 years was long as armed struggle, 21 years is worse under dictatorial regime. The people didn’t have any say on electing their president and hence DIA is not a president but a dictator.

            Just to remind you, Referendum was done in 1993 when Eritrea was under a transitional government and DIA was assigned as a president in 1994. Eritrean people were called to have a say on the future of Eritrean independence but not on their leader. Once the people said “YES” to independence, then EPLF handed his power to PFDJ and PFDJ hijacked eveything.

            Therefore if you are dictating me again I have no choice but to reject you.

            By the way, if you are telling me that he is my president, how can he be an illegal ruler? You wrote, “…the best way to stop him from ruling illegally is to get him out of power.” I think you are missing things here.

            Let me make this statement: “IA is not a president but a dictator hence DIA not PIA.”

            tes

          • Peace!

            Dear Tes,

            Obviously you missed the point. I don’t think any sane person disagrees with the fact that Issaias is a brutal dictator. However, he is running the country, and because he is dictator, he doesn’t need your approval for him to do anything he wants. Now, the best way to show your disapproval is to have a united opposition front and remove him from the power he illegally holding. You can write as much as you want as nothing has changed, and will not change any time in near future. You are smart guy, and please be a solution oriented person. Stay away from the ” Nai Internet Qozemti.”

            Regards

          • dawit

            Dear tes,
            don’t be driven by you emotion and hatred to the man. Correction, he was duly elected by the Eritrean Assembly formed after the Referendum to be the President of Eritrea. whether you like it or not he is the only recognized president by the majority of the Eritrean people and the rest of the world. You can play with your English words, elected or assigned he is the President and he signs legal national and international documents that affects Eritrea as a nation. He is also loved, admired and supported by great majority of Eritrean people men and women, young and old.If you don’t trust me, just watch Eritv in three weeks, May 24th. Independence Celebration throughout the world.

          • Saleh Johar

            Peace,

            Sorry if I made it sound as if you asked for blessing of everything Isaias does. Now, can you please show me what the much maligned “opposition did” in this specific event? And who specifically in the opposition. I am sure you wouldn’t agree if a hundred Eritreans rob a bank and someone said Eritreans are bank robbers! Certainly you would not agree when people state, “Muslims are terrorists”. Don’t you consider your liberal, carpet use, of the term “opposition” is unfair, wrong and insensitive? In addition, wouldn’t you understand my position when I hardly see comments from you against the PFDJ or Isaias while you always malign and abuse the opposition? I know you to take that to heart, but believe me, that is how you are appearing. And it bothers me. That is all out of care my dear.

          • Peace!

            Dear SJ,

            I understand B’senki N’kuts Y’nedid R’hus. The thing is it is almost imposible to define the “Oppositon Group” when the good ones don’t have the courage to expose the bad ones, when the good ones pretend as if the only problem with the groups is just being disorganized despite obviouse sabotages, when anyone who disagrees with the government for any reason including personal consider themselves as oppositions members, when the opposition members themselves are devided into over thirty different groups, and so on… the reasons are too many to list them. However, that doesn’t mean all opposition members are bad as all muslims are not terrorists, but the difference is the good muslims are speaking out publicly against terrorists and they never claim they are one but disorganized muslims. Finally, I know it is my duty to know all the opposition groups and the ideologies they pursue, but it will be helpful if you can share with me which group do you think has the right vision for our country.

            *** Sorry, all these days I thought you understood me where I came from, but from now on, I will make sure I don’t poke my teacher.

            regards

    • Peace!

      Dear Sara,

      Obviously this is an international affair and Eritrea has every right to look after its interest. I don’t understand why the tone of the news is hostile. Opposing a leader and opposing a country’s national interests are two different things.

      Regards

      • dawit

        Dear Peace,
        May be somebody was smoking something when he or she wrote the article. You are right the Yemeni crisis has a direct effect or repercussion on Eritrea as a nation regardless who is the leader. When your neighbor’s house is caught on fire, you don’t sit idle and hope the wind will blow it away from your home.

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