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Sudan: Dress Rehearsal for Change in Eritrea

The Horn of Africa is still in turmoil and the earth is moving under the feet of the incompetent regimes of the region. Alas, the rulers seem to be in a race to outdo each other on how fast they can turn their countries into rubble and sit on the heap.

Somalia is painfully walking towards a mirage of normalcy. Djibouti feels content and secure with the foreign muscles that its feeble bones cannot carry. Ethiopian leaders seem to be more interested in show business than in governance. Sudan is trying to break free of the Islamist rule and recall the spirit of its reformist Mahmoud Mohammed Taha whom Jaafer Numeiri hanged in January 1985. Yemen is still under the relentless bombing initiated and sustained by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Eritrea continues to be pulled towards the quick sand by Isaias Afwerki while it is sandwiched between Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Yemen. In brief, the word “Bleak” doesn’t describe the region correctly anymore.

The region has its own homegrown elements of instability, but the imperialist ambitions of Saudi Arabia and the UAE makes it more dangerous—particularly the rulers who dream of a day when they would make the UAE “The Empire on which the sun never sets.”

The Eritrean Perspective

For many months Eritreans have been anxious over the developments in Ethiopia whose prime minister has ignored their sufferings, and downplayed the fact that Isaias Afwerki is tormenting them. But lately, the Sudanese crisis shifted the radar off the Ethiopian matters, giving the lucky Abiy Ahmed a break from attracting media attention and thus, less scrutiny.

After four months of popular protests, last week the pressure on the Sudanese regime was intensified forcing it to give in to the demands of the relentless and disciplined protesters. Finally, the protesters succeeded in unseating  their long-time dictator, and the military yielded and detained Omar Al Bashir along with a few of his accomplices.

A day later, “the military council” brought in Ibn Ouf, another soldier, to replace Al Bashir. By midday, Ibn Ouf declared a dusk to dawn curfew and a transitional period of two-year after which he promised to hand power to a civilian government. That didn’t go down well with the protesters who increased the pressure. Ibn Ouf stepped down after just one day. And he named General Abdelfattah, the third most senior general in the Sudanese armed forces, to replace him. Ibn Ouf is known to have led the Sudanese troops fighting in the Saudi-UAE led war in Yemen.

The new military council stated it will lead the change towards a civilian government and its spokesperson said, “we are the children of General Swar Al Dahab”, the revered general who ousted president Jaafer Al Numeiri’s regime in 1985 in a similar unrest. Swar Al Dahab is best remembered as a patriot and a soldier with integrity who kept his promise by handing power to the civilian government of Sadiq Al Mahadi’s after a one-year transitional period. But in 1989, Al Bashir overthrew the elected government of prime minister’s Sadiq Al Mahdi and launched his rule that continued for 30 years, until last week.

The Sudanese protesters, mostly youth under 30, are still camped in front of the army headquarters in Khartoum. They do not show signs of settling down before they see the dissolution of the ruling National Congress Party and the arrest of its leading officials. They are also calling for the removal of Hamdan Dagalo, aka, “Hemedti”, the head of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF), and a member of General Abdulfattah’s military council. Hemedti’s paramilitary force is believed to be an outgrowth of the notorious Janjaweed militia that committed atrocities in Darfur, and it provides soldiers to the Saudi-UAE led war against Yemen.

In Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki has ruled in a similar manner to that of Al Bashir’s rule, though there are some differences between the two countries. Eritrea doesn’t have a constitution, it is ruled by proclamations, and there is no semblance of institutions. The country is solely run from the president’s office by loyalists who answer only to Isaias Afwerki, who can demote and promote them at will. The security situation is also tighter with no room for freedom of expression or even mild dissension. Worse, in Eritrea the government is engaged in rampant violation of basic rights of citizenship. And in the absence of a court system, suspected dissidents and unfortunate victims are thrown in jail indefinitely without charge or visitation rights.

Eritrean Dress Rehearsing

In the recent few months, the Eritrean ruling party’s diaspora support base was almost completely decimated by the growth in the numbers of Eritrean dissidents who are either new refugees or were fence sitters. The few examples mentioned below are indications of the major shift in the support base of the ruling party.

  1. The #Enough Campaign

    in 2012, Eritreans inspired by the Arab Spring’s social media campaigns started several Facebook groups to empower Eritreans to protest against the injustices in Eritrea. Though the campaign started with an impressive energy and spread all over the world, it soon lost steam and by 2014 it died out. Recently, the campaign was revived and it has taken the Eritrean diaspora politics by a storm. Hundreds of people who were careful not to show their faces or names publicly, fearing regime reprisal, or out of concern for the safety of their relatives in Eritrea, have begun to come to the open and join the Eritrean opposition camp, finally defeating fear in the diaspora. Importantly, the campaign brought veterans and youth together in one camp.

    In short, the “#Enough” (#Yiakl in Tigrinya and #Kifaya in Arabic) campaign has restored the self-esteem of Eritrean who are now proudly showing their unity against injustice in their home country. They are coming out in groups all over the world, representing their localities and declaring their determination and anger: #Enough.
  2. The Ciham Phenomenon:

    Ciham is an Eritrean-American who was arrested in 2012 when she was a child of 15. Her arrest was clearly a vengeful act meant to punish her father Ali Abdu, the ex-minister of information who abandoned the ruling party a few months earlier. Sadly, on April 3rd, 2019, Ciham couldn’t have celebrated her 22nd birthday behind bars.

    Ciham immediately became a symbol for the youth who are languishing in Eritrean prisons. So far, the now galvanized and emboldened youth have produced no less than a hundred YouTube and Facebook videos to spread awareness of Ciham’s ordeal and that of thousands of Eritreans who are suffering in the Eritrean government’s dungeons. The campaign has triggered the curiosity of those who do not know about Eritrea, particularly foreign-born Eritrean youth who are now thinking, “it could have been me”!
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    There are also a parallel campaigns highlighting the ordeal of prisoners, including the campaign of “One Day Seyoum”, and the April 14, yearly event of Prisoners’ Day initiated a few years ago by Eritreans in London.
  3. Abiy Ahmed’s Illusion
     
    PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia came a year ago with so much fanfare and applause as many Ethiopians, foreign governments, and the media blindly promoted him as a savior. However, from the outset, Eritreans had a divided view about him: some were inflamed by his first step that was cementing a suspicious relation with their tormentor Isaias Afwerki, while others were optimistic he will translate his lofty statements into action, end the unstable conditions between Eritrea and Ethiopia, and demarcate the border. Unfortunately, by now every Eritrean knows Abiy’s promises were all hogwash. In fact, he made it worse by repeatedly ignoring the situation in Eritrea and making provoking statements after statements about his plans in Eritrea: building a pipeline from Assab to Addis; a railway line from Massawa to Addis; an Ethiopian navy that will be stationed on Eritrean waters, etc.
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    Worse, Abiy Ahmed emboldened Isaias Afwerki to the extent that he stated, “anyone who thinks Eritrea and Ethiopia are two countries,” must be out of his mind! Isaias took his reckless behavior a notch up and took many actions and made statements that angered Eritreans. The provocations triggered the Eritreans instinctive reaction in asserting their commitment to protect their sovereignty that they paid for in sweat and blood.
  4. Internal Eritrean Matters

    Youth:
    Every Eritrean youth who came of age in 1991 (the Independence Day of Eritrea) was either a victim of slave labor, or indefinite military service, or suffered in unnecessary wars. The last war, which was fought against Ethiopia (1998-2000), over the border village of Badme, cost Eritreans about 19,000 lives.
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    Army: Basically, Eritrea’s armed forces are structured and administered as a loyal party militia with no formal or clear command hierarchy similar to other professional armies. Also, it is mainly made up of conscripts who aged in the trenches with no chance of owning their lives. That situation has created an out-flux of tens of thousands of refugees to other parts of the world.

    Some of the conscripts braved the deserts and seas to reach a place where they can live freely, go to school, earn to improve their livelihood and to help their relatives in Eritrea. But the cost of escaping Eritrea was very high. Eritreans youth died in their hundreds escaping the shoot-to-kill border regiment, they drowned in seas, died of thirst in deserts, became victims of kidnapping where they were killed for their body parts, or raped. Some of them are still languishing in prisons in Libya, Israel, and many other places. That has caused the Eritrean anger to burst inside Eritrea and the diaspora alike.

    News from Eritrea indicate that the gun-carrying conscripts have begun to form groups and cells and contemplating to take an action against their tormentors. However, the lack of leadership has frozen the Eritrean will to act in a decisive manner.

    The above are the some of the factors that has equally put Eritrea and Sudan in a precarious situation. That is why the Sudanese protests, and its aftermath, is a lesson Eritreans need to study carefully. Undoubtedly, they are following the events in Sudan with great interest as an Eritrean officer said, “the Sudanese are writing our manual for change.” Indeed, what is happening in the Sudan is a dress rehearsal for Eritreans.

What next?

Almost all Eritreans concur that the situation in their country is untenable, it cannot continue because it has reached its limits. However, in the absence of institutions, divided political outlook among Eritreans, and fear of the unknown is making it difficult for them to act. Yet, there is a general consensus on what should be done to rid Eritrea of its nightmare, and there is a recognition that there is a dire need for a serious planning and preparation. Nonetheless, it is probably easier if Eritreans follow the “Manual written by the Sudanese protesters.”

It’s inevitable that at this moment, only the military can take an action to oust Isaias Afwerki’s regime. However, whoever makes the move should be careful not to gamble with the stability of the country to avoid risks to lives and properties. Eritreans expect the removal of the regime and the handing over power to the people. But that is easier said than done, though undoubtedly Eritrea have an opportunity to tread on the right path and implement justice from Day One. And the following suggestions might help.

  1. All detainees and prisoners should be released immediately.
  2. The tyrant and his accomplices should be detained awaiting a trial by a court. Their safety should be assured, and nothing should happen to any of them except based on the ruling of a competent court.
  3. Vigilante justice should be dealt with seriously and severely.
  4. The ruling party should be dissolved immediately, and its property should be confiscated and passed to the government.
  5. A six-month transitional period should be declared.
  6. An inclusive caretaker transitional government must be formed by the initiators of the expected change.
  7. No foreign army should be allowed in Eritrea, and no foreign influences should be tolerated.
  8. A national reconciliation conference should be called under the theme of “Truth and Justice”.
  9. Commissions should be established and immediately start their work for the return of refugees, for the reorganization of the army, and for resolving land issues.
  10. If the ruling party’s court-cleared members want to form a party, they should do so based on a ratified party laws like all other Eritreans.
  11. An overall peace with all neighbors should be declared once the situation is stable.

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  • Hope

    Selam iSem:

    Mr.Cyber Warrior:

    Let me ask you a simple question:

    What is the reason me and you do NOT visit Eritrea?

    Why do u think most Innocent but top Intellectuals like Haile TG and others,use nick names when the truth and facts are with them?
    The answer is as Simple as it sounds,right???

    But Semere Andom(nick or a real name,who cares)declared that :

    “No matter what sources you bring,you sound silly with every comment
    We are talking about his support of rape and killing, we are talking about his integrity. Because you are scholar does not automatically make you person of integrity”.

    He never ever supported the PFDJ Gov the way you are telling us.
    he is a real Patriot,not just an Intellectual and Scholar,who chose to see and feel the pain of Eritreans at home.
    He just cannot openly condemn and and challenge the brutal System as he wil be kidnapped like his colleagues,unless that is what you want him to do.

    If that is the case,GO to Asmera and challenge the Brutal System then we can debate further.

    Mind you that even the Asmera Rose/Sofia T),NEVER ever showed a direct support to the PFDJ Gov but defends Eritrea against the external forces.

    She openly declared that she is NOT the GoE official or leader to tell us why and what the PFDJ govt is doing.
    I do not believe that both Citizens get an iota of compensation from the GoE,to my best knowledge.

  • Hope

    Breaking News or Fake /Hoax /News?

    This could be true as the TPLF and PFDJ are literally in a serious WAR!

    Or could it be a conspiracy between the TPLF and Dr AAA’s Federal Govt against IA?

    Can we connect the dots about Gen Sibhat Efrem’s saga?

    The PFDJ’s Ghenshel/Sacrifical Lamb due to Min Brhane Abrehe’s suggestion for Gen Sibhat Efrem to lead the Coup?

    OR:
    The TPLF’s Ghenshel for exposing the TPLF’s failed Coup Attempt to take down IA?

    If the Conspiracy/Report, as claimed by a certain Tolosa is true,the sudden closure/complete sealing of the Ethio-Eritrea Border and the deployment the heavily armed EDF at the Ethio-Eritrea Border makes a serious and lots of sense,irrespective of the motive and outcome…..

    Here is what a certain “Tolosa Ibsa Ibsa” of a certain Ethiopian/Oromiya Media Outlet claimed:

    “ባለፈው ማክሰኞ YouTube live በቀጥታ ላይ ካወጣነው መረጃ ውጭ ተጨማሪ አሁን የደረሰን መረጃ:

    የሴሜን እዝ አዛዥ ጄኔራል ጌታቸው ጉዲና የመከላከያ ዋና አዛዥ ጀኔራል አሳህረ መኮንን የመቀሌው ዶላች ሃይሎ ጋር በምስጢር በመጣመር የኤርትራ ፕሬዚዳንት ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ ለመጣል የሚንቀሳቀሱ ሃይሎች እንቅስቃሴዎችን መረጃ እያዩ እንዳላየ ሆኖ በወሰዱት አቋም የተነሳ የእርትራ ደህንነት ቢሮ ባገኙት አስደንጋጭ ተጨባጭ መረጃ መሰረት ፕሬዚዳንት ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ ላይ የተወሰኑ ጄኔራሎችና ደህንነቶችን በዲጋሚ በማስተባበር የመፈንቅለ መንግሥት እንቅስቃሴዎች ለማድረግ በሊቀሰይጣን ወያኔ የተሸረበ ሴራ በማግኘታቸው የተነሳ አስቸኳይ እርምጃ የወሰዱት ከኢትዮጵያ ጋር የሚያዋስናት 3ቱን ድንበሮች ሙሉ በሙሉ በመዝጋትና ከባድ መሳሪያ የታጠቁ ሰራዊታን ወደ ድንበር እያስጠጋች መሆኑን አረጋግጠናል።

    የኤርትራ እና የኢትዮጵያ ወዳጅነት ለማስቀጠል ፍላጎት ያለውና በኤርትራ መንግሥት ጣልቃ ገብነት ወደ ሥልጣን የመጣው የለውጥ ሃይል አስቸኳይ እርምጃ መውሰድ ያለበት:

    1. የሴሜን እዝ አዛዥ ጀኔራል ጌታቸው ጉዲና ከሴሜን እዝ ላይ ማንሳት!

    2. የመከላከያ ዋና አዛዥ ጄኔራል ሳህረ መኮንን ከመከላከያ አዛዥነት ሥልጣኑ አንስቶ ሌላ ቦታ ላይ መመደብ!

    3. የለውጥ ሃይሉ የመከላከያ ሰራዊት በጎንደር በኩል በወሎ በኩል በአፋር በኩል ሊቀሰይጣን ወያኔ ላይ ከበባ በማድረግ ለአንዴና ለመጨረሻ ግዜ ሊቀሰይጣን ወያኔን ከኤርትራ መንግሥት ጋር በመሆን ማንበርከክ ጎማቸውን ማስተንፈስ።”

    • Hayat Adem

      Hope,
      Why are you surprised on hearing such news? The scorpion has to sting. It is the law of nature. Pfdj can only produce wars. It was created by war and it creates wars. A bee makes honey out of flowers. A fly makes its own food out of garbage. Pfdj makes garbages squandering many good things.

    • Blink

      Dear Hope
      I think the best way for Eritrea is to completely shutdown until the agreement comes down to wire , we all are in dark and that by itself is not healthy. Second weyane are always on a move and that move can’t be against Abiy as they can’t touch it but a move against PFDJ is tempting to do as Issias is driving alone without the consent of Eritreans. But in this game PFDJ also need this to go on , what I wish Issias do is come to the stage and explain everything to the people. Weyane will work with anyone who can hit PFDJ while compromising the unity of Eritrea. Remember unity of Eritreans is a dangerous thing to weyane too.

  • Hope

    Selamat iSem:
    For sure Mahmuday is well equipped to defend himself but it is quite concerning to lecture someone,who acknowledged ,not behind the computer but who declared openly those failures and crimes and asked for Justice.

    But you are accusing him as if he did the opposite,that he supported those crimes?

    Is that a new TPLF’s /Hiweyat ‘s old new propaganda manual of the Digital Weyane?
    Can you read what he POSTED officially under his official ID?

  • Nitricc

    Semere; Please understand this; MS doesn’t need your corrupted and stupid credit. when you flee to Sudan your tail behind your legs; MS was there and having get it done. You are nothing but wasted life and low life human being. do what he has done and then you can talk about him. Why can’t you understand your place? you are no one and a coward. Leave MS alone; you can’t tie his shoes let alone talk about him.

    • iSem

      Ntricc:
      If you have not read my reply to BY here is for benefit And let me tell you, you have no idea what I told MS
      Hi BY:
      Let us admit our mistakes: All of us, You, me,Emma, Sal, Paul FG, SGJ, Hayat for giving this xxxxx a platform, for engaging him, for treating him equal. You rem the dogs that Napoleon nurtured, who just come to the meeting and bark to disrupt the meeting. I bet that Nitricc is pulling hair to figure out what are Napoleon’s dogs, because as he said he was given nothing. For example he could disagree about our take about Asmerom, but he can say that he has at least documented it and since he lives in Eritrea he cannot document the crimes of PFD, this is also very weak argument but way way brilliant that his barking. Tsema hade derfu, is compliment to Nitricc,.
      Nitricc is in double whammy, he is one xxxxxx brain and add that the disorder, he refused the help this forum gave him and the best gift we gave him is to debate him, to elevate ideas, to multiply his cells to make them like ours, even more, he chose doomed life of xxxxxxx.
      Some times we lose our temper and is understandable because the brutality on us is emotional, but Nitricc has no shame. He doubles down, he called the raped Eritreans liars,he even had the temerity to lecture Saleh Ghadi about the death of his beloved cousin. Nitricc has no manners and he is making some of us like him instead of making him like us and that is the ypfdj abuse on the already abused not so bright kids like him

    • Ayneta

      Merhaba Nitricc:
      Your deep hatred to Semere is quite telling, but hugely misplaced and irrelevant.

      ISem is not attacking MS personally, but rather his stand and chameleonic perspectives over time. To his credit, Semere has made it clear that he thinks good of MS, but at the same time, he questions his intentions as evidenced by recent MS’s flip-flapping. MS is openly rooting for the regime now. He went to the extent that he is infatuating with perilous sentiments with his ever growing amore to IA. So he should be open to critique. I don’t see any problem with that. You cant cherry pick who to criticize. Anyone who openly expresses his allegiance to IA should be openly challenged, including ex-tegadelti.

  • Blink

    Dear isem
    We are discussing everything about him , if it was only about what he said regarding Weyane, you would not dare to challenge his fact based interview, NOT A SINGLE PERSON FROM THIS FORUM HAS A CHALLENGE AGAINST WHAT HE SAID . Tell me which part of his interview is false ? Mention the things you don’t agree about his interview. Your accusations are not new you accuse people without evidence because you wanted people to repeat what you said , isem is always right mantra is killing you and I can see the frustration boiling over your head pushing you to compare dogs and people intellectual capacity.

    The topic in debate is about what professor Asmerom said regarding to Tigrian elites not about PFDJ not about Eritreans internal politics. Make a distinction between the two then bring your points forward without running to your cave. All scholars and writers have on simple standards about Tigrian elites and that is Tigrian elites hate Eritreans with PASSION and they never ever contemplate to harm Eritreans . How many generations are there between Meles and Alula ? Many and in all these decades Tigrian elites have been consistent with their evil act up on Eritreans . The majority of Eritrean writers have been writing about this on the same line of Tigrian elite deceitful acts .

    • iSem

      Blink:
      We are not discussing the victims or the crimes against them by TPLF, We are not discussing the victims or the crimes against them by TPLF. We are not discussing the veracity of victims or the crimes against them by TPLF, unlike you guys who deny the testimony of victims
      I am telling you he is hypocrite, There are equally heinous crimes done by PFDJ day in and day out, more prevalent, why he is choosing. So he is not someone to heed and hi goal was to do IA bidding for hate, He did not even mention TPLF, he talked about the people, notwithstanding the crimes, he is a messenger PFDJ, the entity that is destroying Eritrea. TPLF, Tigray, Woyane are not destroying Eritrea, they are in their country, unless you count PFDJ and IA as TPLF
      DO NOT Distract like the dogs in Animal farm, Stick to what I am telling you, DO NOT create enemy that is does not exist, our enemy is PFDJ.
      And do not sanitized the video, he did not talk about the elites, he never mentioned elites, you are just like some one with towel who follows a murder and cleans the the blood

      • Blink

        Dear isem
        What are you discussing then ? Is not the interview he recently had with sofia and another man ? I mean why are you mentioning him now ? Dear you can act blind of yourself about this but the topic I am dealing with is the interview he gave about Tigrian elites .

  • Mahmud Saleh

    Hello esteemed Awatistas
    Happy Easter, peace for those suffering from discord and disharmony; reconciliation for the warring parties and justice for those suffering from its absence.
    I forgive Semere Andom and Ayneta for emptying their prostituting pen on me, it stinks. I have no problem with you saying things that cross your mind, but be ethical and fair. And please, talk about me; don’t generalize a generation or two. Just a suggestion.

    The rest, including Hayat Adem, all I can say is:
    “ምናልባት ምሕባር ዘድሊ እንተኾይኑ፡ ኤርትራ ኣብ ሰሜናዊ ምብራቕ ኣፍሪቓ ትርከብ። ዘፍቅራን ዝሓልፈላን ህዝብን ሰራዊትን ኣለዋ። ልቦምን ቐልቦምን ካብኣ ዘይሃደመ ዜጋታት ኣለዉዋ። ርሑስ ቅነያት በዓላት።” (courtesy: my FB)

    The reason why I put that up front is that sometimes we forget that we are really at the fringe of the cosmos; there are so many clusters of ideas floating about how to move forward. The idea of opposition, or discussions about the rule of law, constitutionalism, fairness, accountable governance, etc., are not the intellectual property of the factions and individuals that have aligned with TPLF. Eritreans including PFDJ members are now discussing them. The difference is that the latter have done their part in the defense of the nation, they understand the sensitivity of the current juncture, their eyes are on the prize. They will not let TPLF hijack their sacrifices at the last moment. Therefore, to me, the prioritization is as follows: solidifying peace; conclude the disentanglement from Ethiopia and establish a mutually benefiting relationship based on the respect of sovereignty of each nation; rehabilitating the economic life of the nation. slowly open up the democratization process. No more ጉያ…ጉያ; no more ኛም—ኛም።
    I suggest the groups and individuals who deafen us about “emancipating” Eritrea better retool their minds and recaliberate their missiles to hit the heart of Eritrea. That’s why I was compelled to tell them where Eritrea is. They have been missing the heartbeat of Eritreans.

    • Ismail AA

      Selam MS,
      Happy Holiday. I upvote you because I admire your courage and integrity for saying what you believe and support as a real Mahmoud Saleh, and not as a virtual person being steel hard shell christened nickname.

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Ismailo,

        Yes Mahmuday is a real person. What it bothers me and could not reconcile between the two Mahmuday – the soft speaking and a loving person Mahmuday, whom I know him in person, and who was defending his colleagues – the victims of the despot, and the new Mahmuday who congratulate the despot and his regime. I don’t believe he forget the pain of his colleagues who are dying without justice and due process; and I don’t believe he will divorce from the despot and his party. I could see his agony in the ambivalent world in which his heart is torn and divided between the two choices. I lost the good person Mahmuday with his good heart and sympathy to the victims of the evil man.

        Regards

    • Hayat Adem

      Selam Mahmuday,
      This year, you didn’t even allow the tradition to continue, you didn’t allow us to enjoy you in the spring window as it used to be. Shame.
      “ምናልባት ምሕባር ዘድሊ እንተኾይኑ፡ ኤርትራ ኣብ ሰሜናዊ ምብራቕ ኣፍሪቓ ትርከብ። ዘፍቅራን ዝሓልፈላን ህዝብን ሰራዊትን ኣለዋ። ልቦምን ቐልቦምን ካብኣ ዘይሃደመ ዜጋታት ኣለዉዋ።”

      1) Eritrea is located in the East relative to Africa. Therefore, it is located in East Africa. Why did you want to drift it to “North Eastern” is mindbogglingly mysterious. I am sure you haven’t said that without ulterior intentions. You are the only one who can explain that.

      2) All countries have citizens and armed soldiers to guard them. “ልቦምን ቐልቦምን ካብኣ ዘይሃደመ ዜጋታት ኣለዉዋ።” Normally, that shouldn’t have been newsworthy. What is worthy of news is when a country have many soldiers and young citizens fleeing it nonstop. That is not normal and doesn’t happen to too many countries. And that is how Eritrea is described today. Ask yourself why?

      3) Mahmuday, where do you count yourself in? I don’t want it to sound personal but you are one of those who abandoned Eritrea, right? Many Eritreans including those in the horrible refugee camps may have reasons to flee related to fear of political persecution. You don’t have that fear factor. If you count yourself among those in the quote, the most logical thing to do would be moving yourself into Erirea of East Africa instead of trying to move Eritrea physically towards the North. What is a good reason for living should also be good enough for dying.

      • Hope

        Ahlen Ya Hayattina:
        :Hayat declared;” Mahmuday, where do you count yourself in?”
        What about you?

        • Nitricc

          Hey Hope; i am just pissed of at Mahmuday for giving this much time for this no good bunch of riffraffs. Who would tell private things to Semere Andom? I don’t think people know who he is. It is beneath me to say anything and i dot want bring this forum in to gaders but trust me, the guy is absolute loser.

      • Mahmud Saleh

        Selam Hayat, thanks for the inquiry.

        1. The correct geographic location of Eritrea in relation to the continent of Africa is Northeast. You can use casual calling such as” Eritrea is located in the Horn of Africa” or “East Africa”. But the correct calling is that Eritrea is located in the Northeast of Africa. Its grids are approximately between 12° and 18° north, and 36° and 44° east (courtesy: google). That means it starts 12 degree to the north from the equator and sprawls northwards to about 18 degrees. And it is located between 36 and 44 degrees east of the Prime Meridian. So, this not my invention and it should not be your battle cry. I’m not transporting Eritrea to a different location. Ou Greater Tigray is also in the same geographic location. ስለ’ዚ፡ ከም ቀደምና ኣለና፡ ኣይትሰንብዲ (insert a smiling emoji).
        2. This is not something you should make fun of, dear Hayat. Sometimes you come up with some sensible socioeconomic analysis. I am not going to lecture you on it but it is suffice to say that Eritrea has faced a tremendous pressure from within and without and if it were not for the Eritrean spirit, you would find Eritrea gone. It is true that there is a massive exodus of young people; unless you are kidding yourself, you won’t give me a readily available panacea that would reverse the trends of migration. As we speak Ethiopians including from Tigray are perishing in high seas, Africans are perishing in high seas. The causes of migration are complex and demand sound economic policies and sober minds. The reason why I have invested so heavily in the peace rapprochement between the Eritrea and Ethiopia is because I see it as means to alleviate the push factors for migration. No one, in her/his right mind, will tell me that they have a silver bullet for this crisis. However, it could be addressed to manageable proportion. The last thing you will have to remember is that I did not say others do not care for their country, i know Ethiopians are still very strong about their attachment to their mother country despite Wayane’s disastrous policies of divide and rule (brought to you by ጋንታ ሕርር ኣይንበል፡ in cooperation with ጋንታ “እቲ ሓቅስ ገስምዮ)…Therefore, it is simply to deliver a counterpunch to the malaise afflicting the diaspora “opposition” where the undermining of what Eritreans under testing times have so far accomplished has become the norm; it was meant to counteract the belittling of the nation, the advancement of the sense that Eritrea has become a failed state…expressions you are fond of. It was meant to say that the majority of Eritreans, wherever they may happen, think positively about their country. Even most of those I happen to disagree with are dedicated in preserving Eritrea and empowering it. We just happen to disagree on ways and means of achieving that. Like any society, we have lost souls, incurable, who dream to crush the Eritrean spirit. And that is not something that bothers me. It is a universal phenomenon.
        3. I respectfully refuse to indulge your last question because I feel it is below the level of mature arguments we are having. I have disclosed everything that could be said publicly, including my where I live, my children…in different times. You know when, why and how I arrived to the USA. And the few left-outs are narrated by the great Wayanay essayist, Semerom Andom, though he divulged some stories I told him privately. That is OK with me, though.

        • Hayat Adem

          Dear Mahmuday,
          1) Okay, it seems you have messed up your geography. It appears a simple geographical error on your part. You don’t take the equator reference when you have to describe Eritrea’s location in relation to Africa and in reference to the equator are two different things. If we take your logic, Spain is not in South Europe.
          2) I was not making fun of it. If there one of the 4 most important things that peculiarly defines Eritrea at this time, it has to be the massive exodus. Yes, I have a tested solution to stop it. Reinstate rule of law, stop indefnite national service, release all prisoners, honor the will of people, adopt a policy of cooperatuon peaceful coexistence, remove the Pfdj shackles, unlock and unleash Eritreans’ industriousness…
          If we can do these few things, we can reverse the exodus. Can you speak up for all these and call out IA to observe and implement them?
          3) I will leave this part honoring your private preferences.

          • Millennium

            Hi Hayat:

            I think it is you who got her geography messed up; Eritrean is in North Easter part of Africa. Draw a line, through the middle, from west to east africa ,and see where Eritrea falls. I don’t understand what you were trying to read in that description

            Millennium

          • Blink

            Dear Millennium
            Remember for hayat 12° and 18° north, and 36° and 44° east doesn’t exist. She will not say sorry for the mistake or she will not admit to a normal mistake of geography. You can imagine how she will go on to defend weyane crimes.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Ahlan Hayat, I guess you are making it the case of ትንፈር እምበር ጤል እያ። The technical reference of Eritrea’s location is “northeast Africa”. But as I said in my previous reply, you can casually refer it to ” East Africa, Horn of Africa”. I have grown up reading about it and teaching it. Welcome to Eritrea, Hayat.The equator passes through Africa, anyway. And don’t take it too seriously because we are not using military grade bearings. The rest of your reply has been discussed and I don’t have a doubt about my place in those debates. Eritreans are debating about the issues you raised but not in the manner you would love to see them done. I have already itemized ad to how the prioritization should proceed. I have no doubt it will be done to the satisfaction of the majority of Eritreans. But make no mistake, our guard will not lay down until the threats to our national existence is completely eliminated. Sorry, I’m scribbling it up in a hurry. Stay well Hayat.

  • Brhan

    Hi all,
    The wave of “Yiakil” “Kefaya” from inside Eritrea is growing!

    1)Yesterday , The Eritrean Catholic popes have delivered timely messages including the release of prisoners. As you know our prisoners are languishing in prisons without trials. Also as you know among those prisoners are 14 years old school children.

    2).Also a few days ago the Eritrean Orthodox patriarch Abune Antonyous, has exposed the absence of rule of law in Eritrea.

    3) In addition , two years Haji Musa ( May Allah bless him) resisted the regime’s interference in Diaa School. Then he was arrested without trial. The school’s children conducted a peaceful demonstration in Asmara and the regime terrified by this arrested the school staff, board members and above all school children aged 14.

    Recently Eritreans in Diaspora who came from all walks of life triggered the wave of enough of enough and vowed to end the dictatorial regime in Eritrea.

    When people stand up for their right no one can stop them!

    Have a good weekend!!

  • Hope

    Hello All:
    Dr Paulos(Pappion?) declared by saying:
    The Tigreyans are reaching out to their Cousins”.
    Here the facts about those Tigreyans trying to “reach out” to their Cousins.

  • Hayat Adem

    Dear friends,
    Happy Easter to those who celebrate.
    I was the one who flagged the evil Asawerom with a couple of lines. I was not intending to make him our topic of discussion here. Then a number of people came out of their dark den to defend him and they forced me to enter a heated discussion.
    I wouldn’t be that sad becuase of the Nitriccs, the Hopes, the Blinks etc. Honestly, I was disappointed because of what I was reading from Mahmuday. It is obvious we don’t see eye to eye with him anymore on many important issues of concern. Vut for some reason, I still expect him to stand against vulgarities directed at any people let alone our close cousin Tigreans. I was disappointed because some other folks whom I thought were sensible somewhat tried to reinterprete him and cover him, like “he didn’t mean all Tigreans… blabla”. But I was disappointed more and big time that some prominent awatistas here were not clearly posting rejoinders admonishing such attitudes and utterances. This is not about being nice and decent to Tigreans. In fact, it is not about Tigray and Tigreans at all. It is all about Eritreans and Eritrean values and more. It is all about defending Eritrean long term, future and strategic interests. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, that can be gained by what that professor was vomiting all over the mic and our ears. Obviously, there is a lot to lose. Reasonable people should speak up against such harmful indecencies in the name of Eritrea whenever loose mouthed and evil people come to pollute the air. Who would advance an Eritrean interest by insulting St. FANTI. If nothing else, we should imagine Tigreans through him.
    All is not lost, though. There are principled Eritreans, principled as strongly as the oak tree. You can alwaywbdepend on them not just as a friend but evenif your views are not favored by them, they will always defend you whenever you are wronged. Blessed we are we have such peiple amongst us. These can also gaze into unimaginable horizon to see the bigger truth and people’s strategic priorities from afar. If I am allowed to mention few names as an example, you see such integrities and heroic characters in the persons of Amanuel Haderat, Semere Andom, Kibur Haw Ismail, the always in my mind Selam Kokhob and the irreplaceable Dr. PAULOS. Thank you guys for anchoring sanity, truth and people.
    Today, I have more reasons to be happy because of one other Eritrean. Meet him in the link below:
    https://www.facebook.com/tekulu.tesfagergs/videos/2186745014743175/

    • Nitricc

      Hayat; you can cry all you want but the great professor Asmerom did nothing wrong but tell the truth. Since you won’t listen abjectly what he has to say; let me make brief for you. he was asked about the Oromo GEDA system and he explained it very well and I learn a lot about the geda democratic system. And he told us how they solve all their problems through the geda system. then he compare it to Eritrea’s Higi-Endaba system. Then he was asked how and what the culture of Tigryans in solving problems. He said there is no culture of civilized way of solving problems. Tigray system is based on Shiftnet revenge. Now what exactly is wrong what the great professor has to say? he told the truth deal with it. As a Tigryan you should thank him for telling the truth.

    • Hope

      Selam Hayat:
      Let me make a disclaimer:
      I listened to him and I endorse what he said partially partially coz he shied away or covered up the facts;, but on the same token, I ENDORSE Prof ASMEROM for stating the FACTS as they are as I have seen that, been there,etc…
      Here is the Hypocrisy,which both of you possess:
      You NEVER EVER mention or get disappointed of what I stated above.
      In my opinion,based on the FACTS and experience,nether Janhoy nor Col Menghistu over the 45 yrs of their reign,committed the atrocities and the damages the TPLF and its Supporters(read :Tigreyans )committed over Eritreans due to 2 yrs of the nonsensical war.
      Tigreyans should admit their horrendous mistakes and evil deed and acts and APOLOGIZE to Eritreans and VACCATE our Sovereign Lands.

      • Nitricc

        Tigreyans should admit their horrendous mistakes and evil deed and acts and APOLOGIZE to Eritreans and VACCATE our Sovereign Lands.

        Hey Hope; that is the problem. What professor Asmerom is saying is, the Tigryans lack the culture of solving problems in civilized way. They signed the border deal; instead of honoring it and move on they hold Eritrea hostage for 20 years. Instead of peacefully negotiate with PMAA and be part of the Ethiopian federal government the entire TPLF leadership Shiftnet-to-Mekelle. I see what the man is saying.

    • Peace!

      Hi Hayat,

      እዛ ኢድካ ኣውጺእካ ምብካይ ንየው በልያ በጃኺ.

      Honestly, 95% of your comments are all about defending the crimes of TPLF, and if that’s the purpose of this forum, then we are in the wrong place. You were urged many times to spare a little time for Eritrea, but instead you continue to divide the forum and do your usual task. Congratulations!! this form is now too polorized to come together and rescue the country.

      Peace!

      • Hayat Adem

        Peace,
        Please be reminded of the fact that I am talking about THE PEOPLE OF TIGRAY, and not TPLF. And that is for 5he sake of the two noble people that have been driven to mutually destructive agenda and animosity. Why do you always want 5o make the people of Tigray nerveous about Eritreans.
        Peace, I like you. It is tru, I like you. But, why do you at times take risk with numbers and risk erring for no reason?

        • Peace!

          Hi Hayata,

          I like you too, seriously, and I have no problem with you talking about The People of Tigray all day; my point is rather it just doesn’t look good for you to become a polarizing figure in a forum that’s struggling to stay relevant to its own mission. That’s all.

          Peace!

      • Senay Zer

        Dear Peace — You are spot on. She is one of three people in this forum that anchor the PFDJ-ELF-TPLF Bermuda Triangle of lost souls. They are stack in an old cesspool of vindictiveness and grudge, and have little to offer for the future of Eritrea and our region.

        • Hayat Adem

          Senay Zer,
          I really like this comment a lot. It might transform me a bit to try to be more of a future-focused if I have anything to offer. Thank you.

      • Fanti Ghana

        Selam Brother Peace!

        እታ ምኽሪኻ ጽብቕቲ ነይራ ግን ኣብዘይ ቦታኣ ዝዓለበት ትመስል፤ ካብ ኩሉ ንላዕሊ ነቲ ወረጃ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዘይውክልን ህዝቢ ንህዝቢ ከገራጩ ዝኽእል ዘረባ ምዝራቡን እዩ ዘጉህያ ዘሎ’ምበር ብዛዕባ ወያነ ገበን ንምንታይ ተዛሪቡ ኣይኮነን፤

        ገበን ወያነ ብዕሊ ተተንቲኑ ግቡእ ስጉምቲ ክውሰደሉ ዘለዎ ጉዳይ ከምዝኾነ ኩሉ ቅኑዕ ሰብ ዝሰማመዓሉ ነጥቢ እዩ፤ ግን ብገበን ወያነ ኣሳቢብካ ህዝቢ ንህዝቢ ንዘልኣለም እናተጋራጨወ ክነብር ዝግበር ከይዲ ከኣ ኩላትና ክ’ነጽጎ ይግባእ፤፤

        • Nitricc

          Your Fitness: you know i have tons of respect for you and your comment. It is not secret that two people must exist in harmony; they have no other choice. However, the two party must execute a serious and honest discussion. They must point out who did what and accordingly forgiveness and apologies shall be commenced by both parties. So, addressing and reassigning what happened in the last 20 something years is a necessary steps that needed to be preformed. the call by professor Asmerom is the correct call for dialog. i didn’t find it offensive to be truthful with you. A true Reconciliation is coming clean is the first step.

        • Peace!

          Hi Fantish,

          ብጌጋ ተርዲእካኒ ኣለኻ መስለኒ ኣነ ዝበልኩ ሓያት ኣደም መብዛሕትኡ ግዜ ንናይ ኢርትራ ጉዳይ ኣቓልቦ ስለዘይትገብረሉ ከም polarizing figure ኮይና ክትረኣይ ጹቡቕ ኣይኮነን እያ ነይራ እታ ነጥበይ: እንተዘይኮይኑ ብወያነ ኣሳቢበ ንኽልተ ህዝቢ ከረሓሕቕ ትምኒት የብለይን እኳ ድኣ ንሓያት ኣደም ናይ Pan-African ክትውክለኒ ቀደም እየ ሓጽየያ.

          ብሩኽ ኣውደዓመት
          Peace!

    • Fanti Ghana

      Selamat Hayata,

      A few days ago someone said “a darker sky produces the brighter stars” and with that ringing in my mind I watched a well thought out mature video the same day in response to Professor Angesom’s claims. It made me think that perhaps we have grown a notch from, say, 50 years ago or so.

      Every Eritrean and Tigrayan friends I have seem to have a general disappointment on his attempt to use his academic credentials and achievements for something as petty as temporary political score, but I or my friends are not noticing any serious damage done thus far.

      We will always have a few from both sides knowingly or unknowingly who pull our societies backwards, but as we keep going forward their effect will dwindle to eventually go unnoticed. Disappointment is unavoidable in these kinds of moments, but I wouldn’t stress about this at all. Something is obviously paining Pref. Angessom, and if anything, we should pity him.

      If I was to guess why some were silent about this subject is perhaps the outrageous-ness of it all as summed up by SGJ for all of us “nezi ikha 20 kfli temahirka! (you went to school for 20 years for this?).”

      • Ismail AA

        Selam dear Fanti and others,

        Happy Easter to you and all humanity. Thank you for not being affected by outrages. When voiced by literate ignoramouses they stink more than when said or committed by illiterates. You know very well people do not consume vegetables they buy from groceries; there are always parts they must throw away because they can be toxic and contaminated.

    • Blink

      Dear Hayat
      The professor directed his descriptions only to the Tigrian elite and if Fanti is one of them he means he is in the group, for me he is super nice guy I mean his collective rain and impeccable decency in this forum are all extremely important to both people . But ???? Remember Fanti the great wrote an article to this site accusing EPLF having somehow religious sides in its agenda , that I believe is a pure dishonesty or political attack over an organization known for its unionized structure for all Eritreans irrespective of their religion or ethnicity.

      Again lets come back to the professor , he clearly indicated that our ( Eritrean society have their own organic law that served our society for generations) by that reflection he pin pointed the Tigrian elites wrong move toward Eritreans ( the so called” cousins” ) while they don’t have such or their own .

      Professor Asmerom is a renewed scholar of Africa and his work speak for themselves , do not forget Eritrean ex finance minister clearly explained about Tigrian elites in his book too , if you don’t remember what he said please reread the book. To have a reference , I will refer many Eritrean Authors and what book with page numbers in order for you and people like have some sense about the Tigrian elites. For almost all Tigrian cousins in Eritrea the description of Tigrian elite is a general truth .

      1.Professor Asmerom documentaries about weyane rape submitted to Red Cross and UN
      2.Brhane Abraha Book ( i don’t agree with his general attack on Tigrians but I hope he got the chance for more clarification)
      3.Haggai ERLICH book ( The scramble for Africa and Alula biographies) page 85
      4. Yohannes colmedin book page 261 ዛንታ ሃዘጋን ጸዓጸጋን
      5. Teacher simon Yohannes Barnobas book The book name ( ኤርትራውነትን ውጺኢት ቃስን ወራርን page 119
      6.Alemseghed Tesfai book Aynifalale
      7. ጋዜጣ ኣንድነት page 348
      8. Tekie Beyene book ካብ ሪቕ ብሕፍንቲ
      9. ኣሃዱ ስእልን ማእከል ምርምርን ስነዳን page 162, 191-198 ,
      10. Askari D’Eritrea : volentary Eritre Neile Froze page 140

      I can refer you many books and researched evidences but it will not take you anywhere because you hayat and some are like a sticker for a brand item .

      This is not an outrageous explanation, it is facts that explain why Tigrian elites give different verdict to war soldiers of Eritreans and Italians . Facts sometimes are hard to swallow if you have your own world . It is facts .

  • bmi1
  • Selamat Forum,

    Suppose a cruel, sadistic evil person walks up the kidnapped and unjustly jailed with out charges and made to disappear Eritrean political prisoner Fesehaye aka Joshua and tells him the following: You Fessehaye or Joshua have never ever weighed what the needs, desires and aspirations of the Eritrean people was. Joshua you never even put your life on the line ready to sacrifice it for the sake of Eritrean people’s lasting peace, liberty and justice for them to freely pursue their happiness. You were not a freedom fighter to liberate the Eritrean land from the yoke of foreign oppressors and after Eritrean independence you did not courageously stand up to the dictator tyrant who encroached to threaten and eliminate and kill the just end to the cause of the people. You Joshua were not ever detained unjustly, thrown into the dungeons without the right of communicating with your family or the outside world for nearly two decades. You Joshua did not suffer extreme heat or cold, were not ever nearly starved or tortured in any way or form. As a matter of fact Joshua, all along you have been an avid admirer and fanatical supporter of the Eritrean dictator and even now you Joshua are committed to serve and protect the very same dictator that has been taking very good care of you by providing you with all of your needs and desires to your hearts content as he has treated you just like a first born son.
    To such a person who would say the above to Joshua what would your opinion of that person be.
    Because of my convictions I have been isolated, hunted and made to suffer greatly because of the strong convictions I have held and was very outspoken against to Eritrean tyranny and dictatorship. Completely ex communicated from my entire immediate family and friends inside Eritrea and systematically and methodically destroyed my livelihood and brought to the brink of insanity where I held on to dear life all on my lonesome left for dead to wither away in the streets. Those who persecuted me took their orders from the tyrant Eritrean dictator.

    For the over a decade and a half I found refuge and wrote volumes expressing my unwavering stand against the Eritrean dictatorship and for true justice and liberty for the Eritrean people.
    A certain DONQORO sadistic, dishonest and evil person who has been reading me for nearly two decades is denying me the respect to know the unfortunate life I have lived and all the extremely bitter and painful sufferings which is the reality of my existence. Having been exposed to all the feelings I have poured over the years and despite my numerous warnings to this DONQORO sadistic evil person amongst us who has been privy to all my comments for over a decade and a half, just like the above hypothetical person telling Joshua the evil lie of his life is the polar opposite of the real truth, I am being told similarly the same blatant untruth by the despicable, sadistic, dishonest and very evil person who goes by the name Berhe Y in this forum.

    What would be my opinion of this evil Berhe Y after failing to set him straight in my numerous warnings? Simple answer: He is a the dumbest, stupidest, idiotic, dishonest, sadistic and very evil DONQORO amongst us here in this forum. Very disgusting is Berhe Y and I will vow to make him feel all the pain and hurt by exposing him as the DONQORO destructive evil person that he really is.
    Berhe Y you will suffer greatly and you will wish you have never been part of this august forum or even ever been born at all.

    tSAtSE

    • Ismail AA

      Selam all,

      After reading the above post, I resigned whispering to myself in loneliness: this indeed is a sad day in this forum on this Good Friday of peaceful day of prayer and reflection in many spots of globe. Dear Solomon, why have gone that far to release such anger and bitterness?

      • Nitricc

        Hi Ismail; don’t forget we are humans driven by emotions. No harms venting at times. it is all good, Ismail.

      • Selamat Ayya Ismail AA,

        Berhe Y is nothing but a clone of as dishonest sadistic and even more evil than the dictator Isaias AfeworQi. In life I have suffered a lot because of the tyranny and dictatorship in my home land. I have been literally physically hunted, isolated and my life completely destroyed because from the beginning of the Eritrean crisis, starting with the Badme skirmish, without the use of a nick name I was gullible enough to stand up and speak out loud write about the catastrophic errors the dictator tyrant was committing. I spoke and wrote for justice for those Eritreans who were violently detained and made to disappear. I have suffered a great deal in life and have not fully recouperated from the heinous targeted crimes against me by the system of tyranny in our home land. I have been existing in a personal hell hall isolated from nearly everything because of my righteous stand and continued resolve to do what is right. I have been excommunicated and living in a prison without bars fro the simple reason of resisting and defying the tyrant dictator in Eritrea. What I have been subjugated to by the henchmen of the dictator is epic, I can confidently claim or contend that no Eritrean has suffered more than myself as at the hands of the Eritrean dictatorship.

        Then I discovered that the dishonest, sadist and evil Berhe Y, under the guise and claiming of being a change and justice seeker is insisting to subjugate me to the same horrors I suffered with Berhe Y utilizing the very same tactics as the tyrant dictator which I can absolutely not miss to recognize. Berhe Y’s mentality and evil methods are the exact same as the tyrants and his henchmen. Berhe Y a despicable dumb DONQORO has poked my very raw unheralded wounds, He is PURE evil and I personally would not entrust Eritrea’s bright future to such an evil person. I will continue to expose him with scientific precision, I do have the capability and now he has equipped me with the resolve and determination to succeed and overcome all the evils I have experienced first hand.

        Berhe Y is a dishonest sadist evil person same as the the dictator. He is the biggest DONQORO who amounts to nothing and can’t possibly contribute a single grains worth towards our Eritrean journey for JUSTICE.

        Everything that ails our Eritrea as well as the one and only remedy for the healing of Eritrea is now very clear to me. And I vow to express it and reach all Eritreans with the solution and will Start the effort immediately. Never again will I allow our Eritrea to fall into the hands and under the control of the likes of the DONQORO dishonest sadist and extremely evil persons like Berhe Y.

        Woche TegelbeTkayos Woche koynunni. Qussleyy tokhyuu tokhakhuyyu godiUni. KetSoro iyye kully – kekashiHo iyye khe nezi DONQORO Berhe Y.

        tSAtSE
        PS: You said Arbi siQlett. There is a call made for an all out street demonstrations inside Eritrea. After Mosque prayers and Arbi SiQlet tselot the call for Eritrean to stand up for their rights and justice to get rid of the tyrant has been made. It may all begin to unfold Tonight, one is hopeful!

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Ismailo,

        Unfortunately, this forum is not for discussing issues any more. Many meaningful individuals have left when they saw deteriorating to uncontrollable emotions filled with filthy personal attacks. I don’t think the moderators will control it unless they ban those who can not control their emotions. Insulting is not debating or sharing views. It is unfortunate we will still lose the very few decent forumers left if the forum is populated by disrespectful individuals.

        • Kaleb

          Hi Amanuel,
          I feel your frustration, they don’t condemn IA explicitly and unequivocally. They focus on TPLF/Woyane, they don’t appreciate nor condemn IA. When you hold them accountable for helping IA cause, they claim they never have supported him. The fact is, especially since 1998 there is nothing that you can admire about IA admin, thus they have to focus on the enemy of IA. That way they can show their support but also they can claim their innocence at the same time. That is intellectual dishonesty. To me it is waste of time to argue with a person that have rigid mindset with shrewd strategy. For some people politics has become more than a religion belief, a religious individual is right based on his/her theological teachings, thus you can’t argue based on scientific rationale to convince a religious individual. If you can’t convince a religious man, the same is true for IA supporters or defenders. They don’t focus on the struggle of the people, they claim they support the struggle of the people but they do that by focusing on TPLF/Woyane….. bla, bla. It is waste of your time. Regardless we have persist the struggle.

    • Berhe Y

      Dear tSAtSE,

      I really don’t know what to say. How many years you have been calling me weyane or you implied I am, even recently coined word Digital weyane.

      If you want justice and democracy for the Eritrean people then you and I and the many, many people in the diaspora and the entire Eritrean people who are held hostage in Eritrea by Isayas regime are in the same side. We may have different ways, means and believe to achieve it but we are eventually want the same thing, that’s is justice and the rule of law.

      My problem with you, as I understand and read you, you spend a great deal of time writing, discouraging, down playing, and sometimes even mocking the efforts made by others who are trying to achieve the same thing. E.g. the Houston meeting.

      That’s why I thought and called you, you wanted the regime of IA to stay and you are deployed to stop or slow down any movement that threatens the regime.

      If I chracterized you wrong and I said something that really hurted, I AM REALLY SORRY.

      Please do your thing and I will do mine. What ever you and I said has nothing significant that alters the course of history my friend. Let’s leave that to the collective wisdom of the Eritrean people which we are an insignificant part (at least that who I am).

      Berhe

      • Nitricc

        you and I and the many, many people in the diaspora and the entire Eritrean people who are held hostage in Eritrea by Isayas regime are in the same side.

        How exactly is PIA holding you down? you live in Canada and you lead your life in Canada with your family. I mean aren’t you guys taking this thing to far. don’t hold Eritrea and PIA for your own failures.

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Nitrickay,

          Unable to go to your homeland for fear of retribution because of advocating for constitutionalism, rule of law, and justice makes us a hostage of the tyrant. If you don’t know that, learn it now. Ask if you don’t know as to why, any time before you scribble nonsense.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Aman-H; if anyone wants to go home; it is the individual choice. All you got to do is follow and respect the requirement of the country. If the likes of Berhe choose to bad mouth the government wants to be none existence oppositions, then that is a choice too. So, my friend, you can have it both ways. You want go home, pay your 2%, obey the government rules and boom you are home. So, please don’t complicate things. Anyone can go home; it is a choice.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Nitrickay,

            So you are telling us not to speak against the government whatsoever if we want to go to our homeland. I didn’t know that you are from the Nihna Nisu. Really you want us to sing the song of the blind followers even if their families are the victim of the despot. Look those who stood against the tyrant are those who never deny the demand of their conscience. Our conscience is telling us the tyrant must go and we stood with our conscience. Citizens are giving their ultimate life for advocating rule of law and justice and we are voicing their demand. Never mind supporting the despot behind fake names is the job of the cowards who never respond to the demand of their conscience. We know them to that extent.

          • Nitricc

            Hey Aman-H; it is a choice! however you want to slice it, it is a an individual choice. It is not even about morality. if it was about morality, then no one will disrespect to those people who gave up their life, their youth and everything there is to give to liberate the country while the diasporas educating their children, living their life to the fullest; come-on Aman-H; don’t even go there. if anyone want to go home; go. pay your dues, shut your mouth and obey the rules. Again it is a choice.

    • Hameed Al-Arabi

      Alan tSAtSE,

      Ha ha ha! When all failed, you cry a poor fellow to gain compassionate emotions. It is wonderful the people of Eritrea to make you reach this stage. You are not the first and last person to behave in such a way, there are many criminals who behaved exactly in similar way. This is a promising indication that the UNITY of Eritrean is moving in the right direction; and it is doing its miracles in the camp of the regime.

      I advise you to be honest with yourself, and come out from your hide with the abuses you have performed against the people of Eritrea. It is a grave mistake to continue hiding in a new fresh form. You are done, Solomon; don’t feign you are a victim. You have made the dictator to suppress and torture the people of Eritrea for decades. Now, if you are truly repented, tell us what was your role with the regime?

      Al-Arabi

      • Hameed,

        Go F@#$ yourself!

        tSAtSE

    • Nitricc

      Hey tsatse; don’t worry about the welfare addicts; semere and berhe; they are nothing but losers and burden of the societies. they are nothing but losers . do you know who you are? this is who you are and they are not.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V4h-HbHFdU

      • Selamat Nitricc,

        I recognized for a long time now what a beautiful, decent and responsible person you truly are. Though I do not necessarily agree with some of your inflexible and rigid opinions even though I understand how and why you have formed those sort of immovable opinions you express from time to time. I have started an article that hopefully I will submit for publication in the front page only if I feel the end product is of quality and is good enough to serve the Eritrean path of the future. It deals with the great opportunity Eritreans have at the present time to end and close the last chapter of a very long book and write a bran spanking clean slate new book for the next journey. For some reason I feel as if I have a clear and unbiased vision of how we should all proceed.

        Now I want to tell you something you may not know about the video you posted in order to encourage me to keep my head up when you felt I was in crisis. I am appreciative of your effort and what I have stated at the beginning of the above paragraph is not at all because your attempt to cheer me up right now. I truly have had deep respect for who you are for quite sometime despite the significant difference in our respective out looks we have with good reason.

        Regarding the pictures in the video. You took me back some forty 40 to 42 years. At time 0:18 of the video is a picture of my older brother, the one sitting down. We do not see eye to eye and have not communicated for decades. Either he deeply feels I am in the wrong and have betrayed the ideals of the Eritrean Sewra or may be a personal security issue for him that he has made sure to keep a healthy distance from my views I freely express from here. Last thing I knew about him is that he has a high position in the ministry of education and recently returned from China to Eritrea. The picture taken in Sahel is immediately after he and 18 other Red Flowers decided to return to Medda in 1978 in order to reinforce the fighters because of the Russion intervention caused Eritrean strategic withdrawal from Keren, the environs of Asmara. At the time, in 1978 and for several years after leading to 1981 and the sixth Derg offensive, there was competition amongst us and a great many were returning to the Eritrean field to join the Eritrean fighters because our young organizations mantra. My older brother and the first 18 Red Flowers who courageously returned to Sahel in order the reverse the liberated lands lost in the Eritrean strategic withdrawal set the precedence for those of us they left behind. Which brings me to the second picture in your video I recognized after a very long forty years plus. It is the picture at 1:18 (I think) into the video where there is two or maybe three files of the Red Flowers adorned with their uniforms of hat, T-shirt and pants. In the middle of the first file, I believe I recognized Martyr WeyniHareg. I was told, immediately after independence by IA’s younger brothers who were also with us maybe even in that picture, that she was killed in action. She was heavy artillery. And finally (now I am wondering if you have knowledge already about the pictures in the video) I see tSAtSE of then also in the first line. I am the second one from the right of your screen. Though you and I have known and interacted in this forum for a long time maybe you do have knowledge of the tSAtSE’78. I did have knowledge that such pictures existed but this is the first time I am seeing me and my older brother in such pictures. May be you posted it knowing what I have just told you or maybe it is a pure coincidence? I appreciate the entire video and the picture very much and I thank you for sharing it at a time you felt I needed your kind sympathy. I am now studying the picture and see if I can make out the legendary Abraham Afeworki, Nebay, TiEgisti-Ova, Awet and Jemal are also in the first line of that picture at 1:18 min into the video.

        After my outburst in reaction to the idiot and evil like posting of the ignorant Berhe Y, I though for a long time about what drives me to passionately participate in this forum when there are so many discouraging things about Eritrea and healing it’s ailments. The video you shared went a long way in reminding me why it is I write what I write and even strengthened my resolve to continue to do so in a much better and effective way.

        I do not believe that you Nitricc, Mahmud “The Best” Saleh and I differ on what our vision and aspiration are for our nation Eritrea. The three of as are in agreement that 1. The peoples representative government must be reestablished and Eritrean legislatures/parliament must convene meetings and governed the future Eritrea along with the executive branch and the judiciary. 2. The implementation of Eritrea’s constitution and the return to the rule of law in Eritrea without any delay 3. The immediate restoration of justice and release of the Eritrea’s political prisoners with compensation 4. The handing back of the people’s power to the people by removing the dictator IA from his tight grip of power. 5. The reconciliation of the Eritrean people. 6. The dispensing of justice under the law to those who committed henious crimes against the nation and innocent Eritrean nationals. I have no doubt in my mind that we disagree on these high priority desires for Eritrea. What we differ on at this moment is what each of us consider to be the safest and most effective road to attain the above priorities and perhaps our view and treatment for those Eritreans who are moderate and extreme opposition to the current dictatorial regime. Unlike a few Eritreans or little more who are consumed with hate and vengeance and their motivation has unfortunately become only revenge, we are motivated only for Eritrea to resolve and achieve those very high priorities I have listed before it is too late.

        Thanks again for taking me on trip down memory lane. A good reminder for me to remember where the high Eritrean ideals were rooted in my spirt and engrained in my psyche. As you already know: “The Marathon continues!” As the Great Nipsey Hussle aka Erimias Asgedom put it.

        tSAtSE

        • Berhe Y

          Hi tSAtSE,

          Stop mentioning my name and I don’t have anything to do with you. But if you keep mentioning me or that involve my country and the Eritrean people be expected to be challenged.

          Opposing IA and his regime, you should wear it with as a batch of honor and as a enlightened Eritrean in a room of darkness. In case you forget there are houndreds and thousands who were doing that, and even died. Not only that they have not seen their country but their body is not even allowed to Rest In Peace in their country.

          So you regret for standing up for justice? Is that why you were trying so hard to make with PFDJ.

          You should listen to your body Nitricc advise and do as he tried to tell me yesterday. Right regrett letter and pay your 2% and you have no problem to go and join the PFDJ camp that you seem to have missed so much.

          As to Eritrea after PFDJ, you have nothing to worry it’s going to be FREE for every Eritrean. I can guarantee the ELF, the yiAkl and the opposition movements will fight for your right, including me.

          The PFDJ will be dead and buried, not only by those of us who have been opposing it but also by the many who are forced to be part of it.

          Berhe

        • Nitricc

          Hi Tsatse; I have no idea all the story behind it. This song I shared with you is my all time favorite song. It gives a kick and dig dipper in all my activities. When ever I am down and lethargic; I listen to this music and I am on it. listening to the song and looking at children and the mothers with AK-47; tells me everything I need to know and keeps me straight. So, when I post it, it meant to encourage you and was completely coincidence. Stay strong my brother and don’t mind the contaminated once, they are lost. As they say ” “The Marathon continues!!!!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Nitricc,

            You are retarded and as my friend iSem would attest that you only have one single brain cell. No sane Eritrean is against proud Eritrean history moment and including the video and the song you shared.

            The problem is, you people keep praising these video and other historical and proud Eritrean moment but you forget purposely what happened in the aftermath.

            Without even knowing all these keyeHti embaba in this video, I am sure 100% that there will be some who are disappeared by IA and his PFDJ and some have become members of those disappearing group. They PFDJ like a DOG it eats its own and never have stopped.

            You guys chose to forget those who disappeared and keep praising on their legacy where US, have been opposing their disappearance but you continue to support and endorse for the horror that is PFDJ to continue to do what it does, disappear it’s own people.

            And for that you get the prize from those called “justice advocates” a beautiful, decent and responsible human being. In my world you are sadistic and senseless human being who gets a pleasure at the misery of his fellow human being but how you continuously you showed to those unfortunate soul who are stranded in the Sahara or die in the Mediterranean or calling them all kinds of degrading names to the African and black people in general.

            What a beautiful, decent and responsible human being indeed.

            Berhe

          • Nitricc

            Hi Berhe; the different between you and me is; I was given nothing and I earn everything while you are given and taken care of. So, it is obvious for you and me to see the world differently. Why do you think I am so attached with video? I feel it

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Nitricc,

            What is exactly is given to me? And what exactly is tat you earn.

            And it’s “you and I”.

            Berhe

          • Millennium

            Hi Berhe:

            Which breed of dog eats its own?

            Millennium

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Millennium,

            Until Berhe comes back with his reply, let me try myself. They are those individuals whose “family members” are sent to jail without due process, but instead protesting for their release, opted to serve the regime as high as Ministerial and Ambassadorial portfolio in the government of the despot. We know some of them their husbands or wifes, or their brothers are in jails and yet they remain to be the enablers of the despot. Don’t you think those kind of PFDJites are the “dogs who eats their own breeds” as Berhe characterized them?

            Regard

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Amanuel,

            I was not thinking that but that’s a good way to explain. I was also thinking the whole PFDJ system keeps eating its own children.

            Berhe

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Millennium,

            The PFDJ breed.

            Berhe

        • Millennium

          Hi tSAtSE:
          Fascinating story and really fascinating coincidence!! so many people have paid so much for our country that it must not fail; some times, when emotions run high and people almost seem to be at each other’s throat, I think it is the measure of love and dedication that people have for the country.

          You have a lot of good points if only you can control your outbursts

          Regards
          Millennium

          • Selamat Millenium,

            Do you recall the screeching scream Dean Howard once made during the democratic primary race a while ago. I do realize my problem and the outbursts have made me cringe in embarrassment. I did have good cause however but I know I should invest a lot more less personal energy.

            Thank you for your honest inputs and your pointing out my significant flaws.

            tSAtSE

  • Ayneta

    Merhaba isem:
    What Mahmuday did is what every ex-tegadalAy does when he is cornered. They revert to obediently support the only organization they know: EPLF. Even the stout, open critique of the government eventually succumbs to the extreme ideological intoxication they were exposed to during their primordial times in Sahel. if what you wrote about Mahmuday’s story ”from rugs to riches” is true, he naturally fits the story of the typical hopeless ex-tegadelti who subconsciously is damaged beyond repair by the doctrine mercilessly instilled by IA. That explains his slow but expected descent to the bottom of the pit, now writing in Hadas Eritrea. Frankly, deducing from his early writings at Awate, I really was fond of the dude- his reasoning was edible and his critique sensible. Guess old habits are hard to dust off. I don’t know what his next move is-go openly join the regime in Asmara and surrender his life to the service of the only earthly creator that he knows: IA?
    Mohmuday’s case clearly illustrates one painful truth: the need to not relay on ex-tegadelti to effect change in Eritrea. While cognizant of the their noble contribution during armed struggle, their mentality, culture and worldview is ill-suited to addressing current challenges. It is like expecting President Trump to care about immigrants or the environment. Such alien culture and vision is the prime reason Eritrea is in profound mess. How can a problem be a solution at the same time?
    I would not be surprised at all if Mahmuday eventually turns about to be a turncoat or he was a double agent from the beginning. He is doing what he knows best; bring EPLF’s failed agenda to the forum. I hope he is at peace with his decision to serve the regime and let ”his pen prostitute” and belly dance to the pleasure of IA.

    • Paulos

      Selam Ayneta,

      That is exactly what I have in mind every time I read Muhamuday’s often times lengthy comments. I certainly don’t know Muhamuday from Adam so to speak but I believe he is a good and decent person.

      As you have brilliantly put it, it is not easy to walk away of something you invested your whole life on. He truly believed in the Front and he still believes that it will make things right. It is an incredibly hard sell but in his world, the alternative is unacceptable.

      He is not alone in the army of hundreds of ገዳይም ተጋደልቲ and it is not unnatural to get disillusioned when something you truly believed in turns out to be the opposite but in the end they will have to accept the cruel irony that even enduring Empires collapse much less a Front turned into one man’s fiefdom.

      • iSem

        Hi Paulo and Ayneta:
        Aynata long time bro.
        Now we are in dilemma, I always thought the Yikaalo, the old guard should be part of the struggle for justice because we need the institutional memory, the passing of the mantel, the teaching of the wisdom, lest the new generation forgets. Though highly critical of the tegadalai I believed they have to be part of the struggle and that is not to be from the picture you paint and from the reality on the ground. Though the tegadality are the victims of IA, they are also the protectors of IA. . Now can we blame YG or the implementation of his ideas by Bright Future movement? Firt MS and his friends they have to save themselves, they have not even done that, they have to protect their children , they have not done that. Just see that happened to Berhane Abrehe, his wife in prison an dhe has disappeared, Sherifo and the mother of his children dead in Ela-Ero, their son born in Sahel a refugee. The list goes on.
        Sorry, I may have said these themes before but its bearing repeating to focus the discussion on the brutality of PFDJ and the failure of the liberators because MS, Moke B, Nitricc try to hijack the issue to Asmerom’s documenting the crime of TPLF: a crime that also occurs everyday in Eri by PFDJ

        • Ayneta

          Merhaba iSem and Paulo:
          Semere, I have been tied up with life’s trivia, thus my ”loss”.
          I feel your dilemma. Deep in my heart, EPLF is the only force that could have unified the country and effect change. But they squandered it big time, flashing our dreams down the toilet. I sometimes wonder what to make of Eritrea if you take the armed struggle off its history. On the other hand, I know post-independence EPLF/PFDJ was one colossal lie, right on our face. Everything they did was screen saver for more deeper and sinister motive that has unfolded over the years. I am convinced beyond any doubt that EPLF/PFDJ has neither the culture nor political willingness to bring the change we all aspire. The people we so trusted hoodwinked us in day light, so I am not sure if there is any continuity between present time and past. In my mind, the bridge is damaged beyond repair. Mahmuday’s defection to his ”dad” is part of such ongoing assault by the old tegadelti to further undermine such linkage.
          To be honest, I cant even watch old videos from the armed struggle anymore. I feel like a jack*** watching one. Not that I am not proud of my history ( on the contrary, I am proud. Two of my family members are ex-tegadelti and I grew up under the fervent stories of the armed struggle). I was a fan of IA until I realized that the guy is good for nothing and is obsessed solely with fulfilling his personal ego, without due regard to other people. Looking back at the history of EPLF, it was just like any other failed guerilla fighters that we have seen around the world which miserably ran short of keeping their promises. EPLF, like any other armed struggle did what it was designed to do ( fulfil its narrow and self referential ambitions). It was the people who placed their ambitions on the wrong organization. For that, I feel sorry to be Eritrean!

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahalan Ayenta,

            You have moved from extremism to extremism, from negative attitude to the worst negative one. Everything in moderation, Ayenta, everything in moderation. You need to practice moderation or you will end up in depression. Another example of Eritreans’ UNITY that is crumbling camp of the regime. This is just a prelude,Mr. Ayenta, and the film will come soon. Each day Isaias misses from escaping will lead him to Hazo Hazo. It is better to do it soon than too late. I think you, Isaias, don’t need reminding of your crimes against the entire people of Eritrea. This is just an advice, I hope, you benefit from it.

            Al-Arabi

          • Peace!

            Hi Ayneta,

            And here you are blaming PFDJ for your identity crises. It is totally not that you are seating here and waiting for Tegadelti to keep recycling their blood and sweat and die for you again and again rather it is your body keeps refusing to accept Eritrea. Go back and read all your comments; what have you contributed to effect change other than bashing Ghedli and Islam?

            “ናይ መንነት ቅልውላው ንኣተሓሳስባ ስጊንጢር ይገብሮ እዩ” Dr Bereket speaking of Issayas Afewerki.

            Peace!

  • iSem

    Hi All:
    A Sacred Pen prostituted, an Eloquent tongue serving the Oppressor:
    He was underage boy when his father attended the funeral of Ethiopia’s brutality in Ona. Then the oppresses burn Hirgigo and instead of attending school and helping his parents with chores and business he joins the EPLF to defend liberty, dignity and fend torture. To die. But he lucks out and educated people take him under their wings and he learns Tigriniya, Arabic, mostly sel- educated. He has never attended a regular classroom. He was in and out of war, in and out of battles, whenever breathing room is found, he immerses himself in the literature, he listens as one of his mentors recites Shakespeare in the creeks, dazzled he reads the English classics and soon he is toe to toe with he USA educated mentor
    He lucks out again and he is one of those who made it to Asmara and when he took IQ test, he scores high and enrolls in economics at Asmara university. Then he makes it to the USA and in 2012, out of the blue he joins Awate and graces its pages with commentaries about music and culture and even rights critical pieces to PFDJ.
    Something happens when he sees IA pound his chest and abdicated his to Abiye and that might pent of his, that promising pen that once use sweat and blood because ink was not always available scrawls gibberish at Hadas Eritrea. What went wrong? A golden pen prostituted, an eloquent tongue serving tormentors, the bridle tightens and denies the victims of Sawa and PFDJ and human trafficked kids

    • Hope

      iSem:
      With all due respect,you are completely contradicting here, hypocrisy and dishonesty @ their BEST!

      Ask Salih Y.

      I do not know to my best knowledge,thus far,any one else other than the same MAHMUD SALIH,who boldly criticized the very same and his own EPLF and the PFDJ Govt along with its Leadership members you are obsessed with ,through all types of Media disclosing and displaying his FULL ID and yet,criticizing and accusing that same guy,who has done a SUPERB JOB genuinely and from the depth Olof his heart!

      The ONLY reason you, along with the TPLF TRIO CADRES here,are obsessed with Mahmuday and his sharp Pencil is to attack and character-assassinate him on behalf of the Weyane as a part and parcel of the Digital Weyane as he has proven to you and your Weyane Masters to be the MOST FORMIDABLE challenger of same TPLF and Cadres and Trolls here!

      My advice:
      Deal with it and swallow the bitter truth he is telling you!

      • iSem

        Hope:መጸናኻ ድማ እተን ዘይዓበያ
        I never said he did not criticize PFDJ, I mentioned it. Read.
        I am laser focused on the entity that poses existential danger to Eritrea; and it is not CIA, it is not Jebha, it is not Jihad, it is not Muslims that you abhor it is not even TPLF. It is PFDJ, it is the unholy alliance between PFDJ and your new lover Aibye
        I am not going to rebut the reset of the none sense in this comment. ምስ ከዳልካ ክስቖረካ እዪ፣
        ሰኒ?

        • Blink

          Dear isem
          You , Ayneta and the grand son of Italian Askari are attacking MS for stating the truth about Tigrian elite and also about a review of a book. Why are you guys on character assassination tour ?

          How many people do you know people who taught themselves in a war time and goes on to develop his own language skills as well as contribute to his people in a greater way . Remember no one knows you and your friends work because you three act like a little twat who complain about his long nails instead of making an effort to cut it short. I am sure you people are simply irrelevant to anything that happened of will happen from now but hi do it again to relive your imaginary reality.

          You three are worthless empire gallons who bark simultaneously at a stunning speed .

          • iSem

            No Blink:
            Nice try to create a wedge between the reset and the three of us. But you are the endangered. Though we articulate differently almost the entire active forum is in our side. And distinguish ourselves from you guys because we are smarter and good people. Your side is either one celled brain or evil. In some cases my dog is smarter than some of you. I am so proud am not a supporter of PFDJ or even an apologist. But I feel your pain, and the running for cover of some of your ilk running to Hadas Ertra and some of the new members who woke up now and are telling us about sovereignty You guys are the least one qualified to talk about our sovereignty

          • Blink

            Dear isem
            It is a statement from three of you and it is not like I am accusing you . Second there are smart dogs too , I mean look at the airport sniffing job some dogs have , it is extremely beyond humans . You accuse people because they catch you defending the indefensible facts yet you accuse people without single prove , the difference is big .BTW You are not smarter than anyone I know ,

            That intro about hayat is simply a waste of time , buckle up to the main topic . Now why do you accuse people as “ PFDJ” agents ? You need to quote people who you suspect as PFDJ .

          • Nitricc

            Hey Blnik; if MS had written to NY times or Washington post; the slave Semere would applauded and congregating MS endlessly. However because MS summited an opinion on book review for his country media; this slaves and welfare addicted, burden socialite’s are out with their dirty attacks. Simply MS did is give his review on the book he read. what is wrong with that? It is the a good day for Berhe; Semere the dumbest of all. Confirmed!

        • Hope

          iSem:
          I keep losing my responses to you.
          “”A Sacred Pen prostituted, an Eloquent tongue serving the Oppressor:
          U are grossly contradicting by admitting that he criticized the PFDJ and at the same time U R telling us that he supports the crimes of the PFDJ,which is news to me.
          He made his points in the most crystal clearway and forwarded realistic and practical recommendations and bravely told you that he is PART of the Solution and Movement as we speak,he said

          But do not expect people to succumb to your wishes and approaches and to openly tell you that the PFDJites should be killed or assassinated.

          U might be joking and being sarcastic as u both know each other but have no clue who you guys are.

          Both the TPLF and PFDJ are equally responsible for our misery and both are Eritrea’s enemies and some think that they both could bee Co-Conspirators against Eritrea and Eritreans based on tons of circumstantial evidence/

          It is too late and realistically and practically IMPOSSIBLE for IA and Abiy to reverse the Eri Independence and Sovereignty under any pretext or circumstance.

          If your “MIGHTY” TPLF totally FAIED to reverse the Eri Independence,and is NOW quarantined effectively, despite it was Fully support by its powerful Sponsors, there is NO other power under the sun ,which can reverse the Eri Independence.

          FYI:

          Do NOT try to be more Catholic than the Pope.

          FYI:

          It was Hope,who repeatedly listed the possible Conspiracy Theories along with the PFDJ Leadership’s atrocities,crimes,failures and possible evil agenda against Eritrea and Eritreans based on reliable sources and direct and circumstantial evidence.

      • Nitricc

        Hi Hope; what I don’t get about this Ewur is, he thinks he is the most successful and smart person. He doesn’t even understand what life is and how short it is. this loser was In Sudan and god knows what they did to him; made it to Canada with bunch of lays; thanks to the Canada welfare check he able to lead his miserable life. Now he wants to take a shoot at the best people what Eritrea has to offer. Now on what ground and on what measuring stick one can compare the life of MS and the wasted miserable life the Semere EWUR? this dude is the dumbest TPLF thug there is to it. After advocating for TPLF to invade Eritrea now he up in arms with his ugly face.

  • Selamat Awate,

    I thought this guy had a solid grip on Tigray?

    “Tigray regional state president, Debretsion Gebremichael, his resignation, reported today government affiliated local news source, Walta. He is also chairman of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

    The source said that it is unclear if his resignation is accepted or not.” Borkena.com

  • Hayat Adem

    Mahmuday and Blink,
    Please understand my comments on the badmouthing pro Asawerom,
    1) as he is speaking as a mouth piece of IA/Pfdj, he can not tell us the truth. He is not a material to tell us the truth. He is incapable of telling the truth.
    Foolish questions from Mahmuday and Blink:
    “Hayat, as a female, what do you say about the women raped?”
    Refer to 1. Give me a report from credible sources, Not from a servant of a criminal.

    2) Idiotic inherent evils like this person under discussion become a liability the moment they open their mouth. This guy opened his mouth, and made me react and say a couple of lines in protest. Then, you foot soldiers started making noises. Then I came back to say and hurt them more. If you keep on coming back, I will be saying more damaging stuff. The worst is, Tigreans will get so offended, and the rest of Ethiopians will not be happy. Eritreans will despise such comments when they hear of such indecency against their brothers and sisters in Tigray that doesn’t confirm their values.No one will welcome such stuff fabricated lies at this time. The future is for those who are forward looking.

    • Peace!

      Hi Hayat,

      I think you could have simply dismissed the testimony completely for lack of credibility, but instead, you singled out the assertion you wish to defend and dismissed the rest including the rape allegation citing credibility. Not sure what compelled you to make a passionate defense for TPLF elites, and ignore the rape victims if you have already concluded the guy is too impartial to give a credible testimony.

      Peace!

      • Berhe Y

        Hi Peace,

        አዲአ ገዲፋ ሓትናአ ትናፍቕ ኮይኑ እኮ እቲ ነገር:: አንታ በጃኹም ተጋሩ ንነብሶም ክጣበቁ ይኽእሉ እዮም፡ ሓዳርና ንግበር ፡፡

        Anyway, just want to say hi..and I don’t know if you are watching those ATV news but the London meeting was really inspiring.

        I have never felt optimistic in the past 18 years since 2001 that the Eritrean future is bright and the Eritrean dream is in fact in tact.

        In a crude way, I think the fact that we were disconnected with Ethiopia is a blessing. Our national identity and our unity have been cemented for good.

        On the other hand, I really feel sorry for Ethiopia, in the last 20 years (although they may have made economic gains) I think their national identity and their unity has been really messed up (sorry didn’t mean to crude way)…I think Ethiopians need a real healing to be able to live together in peace and in harmony…

        Berhe

        • Hope

          Selam Berhe;
          I hope the London meeting is not spoiled by the Digital Weyane and is owned by Eritreans.
          This was a kind of a meeting I have been waiting for but still the meeting was NOT inclusive but a good start.
          Did you read about the Sweden Meeting by a certain X-EDA members?
          Funny,indeed.
          Fractured and disorganized and disfranchised approach.
          I really want the Enough movement to be owned by Eritreans EXCLUSIVELY with NO external interference; and to do that,we need some extensively INCLUSIVE Meeting by original Eritrean Groups from the ELF,EPLF,EPDP1 and 2,Civic Societies,The Medrekh Group,the Activists and Intellectuals like SGG /Salih Y,Bohashim,Mahmud Salih,Profs Awet,Berekhet H et al.etc…
          If there is any direct or idirect TPLF hands on it,am out of it and I condemn it.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hope,

            You making progress. Listen, if you or I are in or out it makes no difference. An individual no matter how important is and should be replaceable. We have enough evidevce to learn from our dictator. As to the other groups, I think they should come and participate and own and be part of.

            It will be helpful if they come as their individual self and not bring their party or affiliation in order to build trust and move forward.

            The people actually are telling the political parties, we are not interested in joining anyone but we want to be united and work together to remove the dictator at home.

            In Huston I think they raised 16K plus in one night… it’s back to you old days of armed struggle.

            Soon you will see the PFDJ will lose the celebration and festivals, there will be equal or better organized by the yiakle wave.

            Berhe

          • Hope

            Selam Berhe:
            The progress sounds to be “mutual” or respective..
            Here is what I do NOT agree with for very obvious reason:
            “The people actually are telling the political parties, we are not interested in joining anyone but we want to be united and work together to remove the dictator at home.”.
            The Ethiopian Querro style and the Mid East Turmoil style is ideal for Eritrea as we have learned more and we have to applythe lesson.
            We have to own it Officially as an Eritrean Movement and it should be coordinated,organized,and scrutinized through a new,Independent and Honest, Centralized and Strong Leadership –like a Transition Committee.
            .

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hope,

            It’s already happening like you are saying. Yesterday I told tSAtSE the process is normal, and there is actually a theory behind it. It’s human nature. It’s calked “law of Diffusion innovation” used typically in marketing a product but it can be used pretty much everywhere. It is a theory that seeks to explain, how, why and at what rate new ideas spread.

            Innovators: 2.5
            Early adapters : 13.5%
            Early majority: 34%
            Late Majority: 34%
            Laggards: 16%

            You see people like Saleh Gadi, Amanuel Iyasu and everyone in the opposition were the innovators. They been saying dictator, Justice for a long time.

            People like me and my friend iSem are early adapters, we accepted IA to be a dictator long time ago :).

            Now what we see is the early majority coming to the opposition camp where they have been on the fence.

            Once the next wave have joined in, people inside the country, the government workers, the millitary etc then the regime is finished.

            It doesn’t matter those die hard supporters like tSAtSE 🙂 or MS converted or not (16%) it’s makes no difference.

            So the opposition leaders need to join and be front and centre and be part of the change as there is nothing that will stop this.

            What ever external forces agenda is it might be, as long as the people are united in their own demands (which appears to be the case) there is nothing they can do about it except to accept it.

            Berhe

          • Selamat Berhe Y “Hangol Derho” AArkey,

            HaTTew QeTTew giddef.

            “It doesn’t matter those die hard supporters like tSAtSE 🙂 or MS converted or not (16%) it’s makes no difference.”

            Not that I need to prove anything to you, but my opposition to the dictatorial and authoritarian nature of the regime dates back to 1991 and before it. There has been a lot of pain and personal persecutions that I have suffered as a result of my unwavering commitment to justice and democratic governance in my country Eritrea. There is no basis for your categorizing me under whatever category that amuses you on any given day.

            What you are failing to understand again and again is my adamant and emphatic constructive criticism of you “YiAkl/Enough/Kifaya” movement. Despite the high rate of growth of its spread, it is still susceptible to be be a miserable failure and in danger of fizzling away without achieving anything.

            The theory you speak of is only good in gaining those “early adapters” which the movement is enjoying at the moment. In order to gain the “early majority” and “late majority” however the movement must register significant victories and establish it self as a formidable force of change with a clear and sure way path and strategies that will assure the achievement of the final goal. Your “YiAkil/Enough/Kifaya” movement has not begun and bearly thought of the next step yet, with the one exception of the GB/London Eritreans who have moved forward to step 2. There are indications of errors or wrong vision for the Houston Eritreans group by those who lead the gathering for example. Despite the large amount of money the collected there are flaws in their vision of what they want to accomplish. In short there is plenty of constructive criticism for the purposes of guiding and setting the efforts of their initiative on the right track.

            Whatever you are intoxicated with is blinding you from seeing the critical details of the current wave of Eritrean gatherings. The numbers in these meetings are not at all larger than the annual demonstrations the opposition was mobilizing for the past two decades. The reason the opposition street demonstration numbers were smaller, not by much, than these current YikAkil meetings is due to the fact that many were unable to travel to the cities where demonstrations were held because of work and other reasons such as costs of travel and hotels. This year’s YiAkil has localized the oppositions demonstrations and eliminated the restriction of a fixed date. Any city or town is able to call for a gathering at a convenient date for its local residence and conduct a demonstration sitting down format as opposed to street demonstrations. If you inspect the numbers of the YiAkil participants very close they are nearly as much as those “early adapters 13.5%” of the same opposition who were demonstrating in the streets annually for the past nearly two decades. Again, the slight increase now is due to the absence of traveling long distances to travel for a demonstration and an insignificant increase due to the pseudo peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia. If the number of YAakil participants is as equal to the “down down dictator” street demonstrations, then genuine concern and forward looking inputs and constructive criticism is not only warranted but should be vigorously sought after by those of you who are exhibiting highly excited euphoric hysteria as well as delusions of mission accomplished without doing the slightest of hard work towards accomplishing the monumental sacred mission. We all know the net results of the past two decades of diaspora opposition and their street demonstrations. There is no growth in number of participants in the Yiakil movements to speak of. It is easy for guys like you to get very high when there is the illusion of a great buzz and amplified shouting but you will as quickly fall into despair when the marginal increase of the number of video broadcasts start to dwindle.
            The critical focus, now that we have a remarkable reaffirmation and local consolidation with YiAkil, MUST be on how to steer and set it on a successful course and steer it on the only path to victory. Your inability to listen critically to voices such as myself does not give much hope to the hyped up activities going on these days. You fail to realize that folks such as my self have been the FIRST to notice, speak up against the misgovernment and injustice, traveled against the grain long before even your “early adapters 13.5%” began to notice the horrible things were taking root in Eritrea. We were physically isolated, hunted and persecuted, our lively hood violently shaken up to the point where we became insane because we were not prepared for the kind of ferocious covert and overt violence our own Eritrean people subjugated us to. Never in our wildest imaginations did we think the Eritrean people could be capable with such magnitude of cruelty. To be labeled and or ridiculed and relegated and labeled as :”Laggards 16%” by personalities with very little critical thinking and planing capability pails in comparison to the cruelty we have personally suffered. The personal loss and suffering however has only made us more determined and experienced, honed with better skills and tools to give even more input and constructive criticism for the purposes of directing and maintaining the resistance and progressive opposition that is ours and that which we were the very first few “Innovators 2.5%” catalysts who lit it’s eternal flames. We are now able to cope and disregard those folks who are easily intoxicated with mob mentality and band wagon clappers, such as yourself, who same as those who persecuted us early on due to their number majority back then, you are now because of the illusion of belonging to large crowds can’t wait to isolate and persecute us.

            Who am I “Hangol Derho”? When did I start to stand up for what is right without regard to any consequences or harm to self? What personally targeted persecutions and cruelty have I been subjugated to by the fanatics supporters? I suggest you privately inquire within the trusted circle of influentials amongst us. I can provide you a long list if you like. I don’t mind your childish down playing and negatively portrayal of myself. I know who and what I am as do numerous others including those who I have openly opposed tyrannical Eritrean regime and their violent bruts. You can belittle me all you want. The loss is however yours if you are in fact serious about the cause you claim to be championing. You are burying your head and not listening to vital and pertinent concerned voice with your shenanigans. Learn to weigh different voices and opinions from yours. It will help you to grow.

            For example, the take away from the above you should understand is that there is nearly zero growth in the number of opposition voices upon closer inspection. Only the format and frequency is different. And this should be okay for you to hear and learn from. Because the current YiAkil movement is still a significantly better positioned Eritrean status than ever before. If and only if you utilize your current success to draw even more or all Eritreans closer to your position on matters. As it is now you are utilizing it to exhibit you gay gittiness and to take a premature victory lap and rubbing it in against individuals, including Mahmoud Salim who are undeserving if you consider their sacrifices in history. Stop your unnecessary and value less counter productive personal side jabs.

            Now I will know there is hope for you if you give a rebuttal response regarding the back of the envelop number crunching I have done above regarding the number of participants in the YiAkil movement and whether or not the diaspora opposition has in fact had positive growth. Prove me wrong so that I correct my erroneous numbers theory.

            Gidefo haTTew qeTTew. nMenn kabb menn izzi Abi guday Eritran yibitSaH? Menn n menn kwerazeyeluu zkhiEll zAAbeye tSaEri weyy aberkiton witSiEitin zemtSea allo?

            tSAtSE

          • Berhe Y

            Hi tSAtSE,

            Really hmam rESi. I need two days to read your halewlow.

            You will never be converted and be counted to be with the misery of your people.

            Like I said it doesn’t matter if you change or not, we should expect the 16% to remain loyal to the dictator.

            There is always bump, there is making mistakes it’s part of the package as long as we are clear on the destination.

            Like Nipsey says, it’s a marathon and it continues.

            I am hoping tomorrow will be the real test. PFDJ is all worried and closed all boarders. So much for the reapproachment you were bragging about. What happened?

            Berhe

          • Selamat Berhe Y “Hangol Derho” AArkey,

            Gienna kitHamim ikha. You need to read the detailed stuff I am writing for you. If you thought it was going to be easy and only your premature victory laps, I suggest you think again. Speaking ob bragging, then you should learn from my “error” and YOU STOP bragging!

            “So much for the reapproachment you were bragging about. What happened?”

            And what is it that I have bragged about, if in fact I did Bragg, other than PEACE so that we Eritreans can finally tackle our for a very long deferred pressing agenda to reestablish justice, representative people’s government, and lasting internal Eritrean peace. Neither you critical thinking faculty is intact to weigh the entirety of my writings particularly the context nor is this silly nitpicking and misscharacterization of my resolute stand with regard to Eritrea as well as that of any other Eritreans is productive or necessary. As it stands it is folks like you that are the biggest hinderance. If there is any truth in your claim quote a statement of mine that indicates bragging. Point to any of my writings of the past that exhibited bragging. Stop lying! And I am perplexed as to what your motive is. I am still determined to teach you and set you on the right path to success.

            Now, address the issue and topic of then numbers and prove the rate of growth in the opposition with sound rational. Question the validity of the success of the victories you are claiming. Do some rational assessment and accounting to know your true position so that you know where you stand and improve wherever it is you lack. I gave you some good reasons for the possible over estimating the numbers and you should either acknowledge it, refute it or both. That is the invitation for a positive constructive debate.

            kebab meAAss inna misakhuum asfiHkumm zeytiHasbu sebbat nguAAz? Ykhdenena. Premature jubilation from the magic trick the internet video broadcasting is unwarranted. It is time to be a lot more concerned and couscous. Some of us are not addicted to feel good pseudo sciences and miscalculations of yours. The matter is a lot more serious and much larger than you think buddy.
            And you will be subjected to a lot more from me so long as you don’t correct your ways!

            tSAtSE

          • Berhe Y

            Hi tSAtSE,

            I will defiantly will not read anything you write any more.

            I see this fight is very important to you (that is keeping the dictator alive and kicking).

            I have bigger things to plan and to do..

            Good luck…You know there were Eritreans who were serving the Derg and including as justice ministers..so there is no surprise.

            Berhe

          • Selamat Berhe Y,

            You must be the most dumbest, stupidest, dishonest and idiot Eritrean, if in fact you are one, I have ever encountered. With absolutely zero basis you continue to allude and insist that I am in the business of serving and protecting the long life of the dictator at the expense of liberty and justice for Eritreans. Though at the moment I am very angered and very hurt by your evil and very disgusting lies and your very FUTILE attempt to paint me contrary to who I truly am and your persistent very FUTILE attempt to assassinate my character denying me all of the personal horrific persecutions, cruelty and painful tragedies I have suffered BECAUSE I have done the exactly opposite of what your are saying about me, I HAVE NOW no longer angry nor am affected by your evil unwarranted aggression towards me. You are nothing but a sadistic, ignorant, DENQORO evil person who I have lost all of respect for. I have no respect for your low life lying evil person who speaks constantly NON TRUTH. An insignificant DENQORO evil person such as your self can never ever have any effect on my person and continued determination on my continuing contribution for the betterment of all that is deer to me. A DENQORO Mehayim person like your self can not convince not a single individual from all witnesses to my life’s sufferings because of my strong resolve for true justice for all nor do you have the minutest of power to sway the opinions of my numerous wise readers for nearly two decades.

            You are such a dumb and donqoro person to think I gain pleasure from you reading me. TTenn BaHguTTo Drbayy waHid. You the most DONQORO of all should know that I have never written anything for you to read. My writings have always been with ALL other readers in mind. You are just the tool, the donqoro horrible example of an Eritrea.
            It matters not if you don’t read me because your evil personality and dishonest understanding of my writings has been the result thus far. I SHALL NEVER FORGIVE YOU DISHONESTY AND ALL THE LIES AND AGGRESSION TOWARDS ME. I STILL BEAR THE DEEP SCARS FROM THE PERSECUTIONS I HAVE SUFFERED FOR STANDING UP AGAINST THE TYRANNY AND INJUSTICE IN MY COUNTRY ERITREA. YOUR EVIL DONQWORO SELF WILL NEVER EVER BE IN GOOD STANDING WITH ME.

            AND YOU WILL HAVE NO EFFECT ON THE CONTINUING CONTRIBUTIONS I AM DETERMINED TO HAVE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF MY ERITREAN SOCIETY. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT AN INCONSEQUENTIAL DENQORO EVIL LITTLE MAN.

            My writings has never been and will never be for the benefit of you a very dishonest lying evil sack of excrement. Don’t read me because you are not worthy of it. I will continue to read you, expose and debunk all of your naay DONQORO inputs which has been and will always be absolutely zero contribution towards the journey for a peaceful, prosperous, democratic free from tyranny and dictatorship Eritrea.
            I have absolutely no respect for you whatsoever and will never ever restore any respect for you ever. What an evil and dishonest despicable horror of a creation you are to tell me who I am and deny me of the very painful Eritrean life I have lived. You will get to know WHO EXACTLY I AM AND WHAT I LOSSES I HAVE SUFFERED AS AN ERITREAN AND THEN YOU WILL BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SELF.
            DERBAY WO DERBAYY!

            tSAtSE

          • Hope

            Selamat Sellie:
            Understand your frustration but no need to waste your precious time!
            Berhe et al just want you to comply with their own agenda and guidelines as prescribed by the Weyenti!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hope,

            “with their own agenda and guidelines as prescribed by the weyenti”

            Seriesly Hope?

            Do you actually believe there are Eritreans who oppose the regime actually want to harm Eritrea and Eritreans?

            If that’s the case they will be with the PFDJ camp like you. Because the PFDJ camp is to humiliate Eritreans day in and day out and turn around and tell us Eritrea is in safe hands.

            For example, right now there are many Eritreans in distress and difficult situation in Libia. Why isn’t the PFDJ government make official statement to safeguard their condition?

            Berhe

          • Hayat Adem

            Hope,
            I have an entertaining story that goes with this your message of yours:
            A young female monkey fell in love with a young male hyena. Both moved the relationship really fast and decided to marry and live under one roof. So, they had to break the news of marriage to their respective sides.
            “No,” said the monkey family and relatives gathered to listen to the loving monkey. “Are you out of your mind?! We are monkey, cannot cross-marry with the hyenas.” But the young monkey would not take no for an answer. She rediculed all the wise monkeys who advised against the very idea as old fashioned trying to ruin her jhappy future. The mom monkey rejected it as well. But the young monkey threatened her mother that she would commit sucide unless allowed to continue with the marriage. The mom okayed the marriage and all the monkey community members were discussing the wedding plan.
            On the hyena side, there wasn’t much of a rejection. All hyenas welcomed it and was already thanking the would-be-groom hyena for connecting the hyena community with the monkey community. The wisest hyena was leading the conversation that was taken seriously at the hyena compounds: “good boy, good boy. Now, we have an important instruction to give you. You must convince your bride to agree to hold the wedding party at the savana land away from the mountains and cliffs. This is not open for negotiation. Tell her no monkey should be left behind and the flat and open grass lands are ideal for partying and dancing. If she tries to resist, threaten her to cancel the entire plan.” The hyenas were so focused on using the wedding pretext to bring down all the monkeys to the open field and fist them one by one.
            The leader of the monkey community yelled at the bride moneky up on hearing the wedding proposal tabled by the otherside: “this will not happen. We are not willingly exposing ourselves to the merciless hunters on their turf. We have better brains. They can’t out think the thinkers”
            The monekys held their ground to date. The hyenas are still pushing. The two lovers are still shuttling between the grassland the mountains to fix this point of difference, and the proposal remained unagreed and unsettled by both sides.
            Hope, are you really advising the opposition on how they can remove IA and his political accessories? Is the line of regime loyalists and those on the opposite side really gotten that blurred!? So, you think the hyenas should be heard by the monkeys? This is crazy:)

          • Paulos

            Hayata,

            That is smart and creative story. Thank you.

            One of the main indicators that shows that the ይኣክል movement is gaining momentum is that PFDJites are throwing qualifiers onto it pretending to be bona fide Eritreans. One of the qualifiers goes, the movement ought to be inclusive including all the Opposition parties and it also goes, the movement ought to be free from external forces.

            As you can see, this is an old and warn out gimmick cooked by the bankrupted PFDJ in a desperate attempt to divide and weaken the movement. The movement is not a political party with a specific political platform per se, rather it is a united mass movement designed to be a moral bulwark so that the people in Eritrea can materialise the movement by coming out and standing up to the cruel man and his regime. To be more precise, the movement is a catalyst. The question is clear: Either one is with the movement or against the movement. It is as simple as that where there is no room what so ever for qualifiers or preconditions for they are PFDJ’s ploy in a bid to nip it in the bud. And the people are clearly saying that ዝኣረገ ሽጣራኹም ተገጢሙ እዩ!

          • Hope

            Selam Dottore:
            With all due respect,Doc, I think you are crossing the Redline here!
            Enough/YeAkil”!
            There is NO SHITARA here but stating facts and genuine concerns!
            I care less if you are part of the Weyane Digital Army led by Hayat and your famous “ Professor” but we Eritreans have been victims of all kinds of propaganda and treachery !
            We are talking about serious and ugly experience .

            Most of the very Opposition Groups and Movements you are prescribing to us have proved to be the enemies of Eritrea and Eritreans ,and as such,we have to be very cautious and vigilant and scrutinize them.

            Glad that Eritrea is safe and has stood TALLER and Stronger in the midst of all tsunamis considering what is going in and through our neighbors, the very same ones , who have done everything under the sun to make Eritrea a failed State!

            If you are angry that,that evil agenda failed,sorry and YIRDaAka!

        • Peace!

          H Berhino,

          Agreed. As you can see this forum is well diversified in which different participants have different purpose or motive. Speaking of the gathering of Eritreans, it is very encouraging and let’s hope it will sustain in a way that is fully transparent and diversified.

          Peace!

      • Hayat Adem

        Hi Peace,
        I could but I preferred to say more. An ossue can be handled i so many different ways. The question should be directed at my points if i said wrong stuff or if i left important stuff unsaid to 5he point of mischaracterizing or spinning the event or the intent.

        • Peace!

          Hi Hayat,

          I do not know whether judgment or logic dictates when one tries to make a valid or constructive point, but on this one, I think your judgment could be better.

          Peace!

          • Hope

            Selam Peace:

            For God’s sake,how and why in the world would/could you give the benefit of doubt to a certain ghost,who mocked, belittled and trashed our PRECIOUS GHEDLI and the atrocities of the successive Ethiopian Regimes against Eritreans,including by her Weyane Junta?

            A certain ghost writing,at times,honey-coated comments about Eritrea and Eritreans as she if cares about them so as to cover up her ID and real cause cannot be respected as a serious debater and/or an Advocate of Eritrea ,Eritreans and their cause.

            She has proved to be a toxic TPLF Cadre !

            Yep,that is right ,someone said that even her Top Masters and Mentors,the likes of MZ,Aboy Sibhat ,Abay Tsehaye and Bereket the Snake and the Engineer of all the terrors against Eritrea and Ethiopia and their
            respective countries,told Eritreans that they care more about us than the EPLF or the GoE,when they are the same people, who did everything at their disposal to destroy Eritrea and Eritreans!

            “ Hayat,do you think Eritreans are that much stupid”?
            Courtesy of Gen Nittric

  • mokie berhe

    Salam everyone. The U.S. should now take the lead in officially classifying the TPLF as a terrorist organisation based upon TPLF’s criminal actions, especially since PMAA came to power. To recall that the TPLF has been behind a failed assassination plot against PMAA, instigated violence within Ethiopia (i.e. Amhara, Oromiya and Beneshengul Gumuz regions), stolen mass sums federal monies, protected and harbored those with federal arrest warrants (i.e. Getachew Assefa) interfered with Federal Armed Forces movements, and still illegally occupies Eritrean territory. Officially classifying the TPLF as a terrorist organisation will enable TPLF member card carriers, who have flooded and polluted opposition websites to be neutralized and will afford opposition movements a greater chance to gain traction and to facilitate rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

    • Ayneta

      Selamat Mokie:
      If TPLF is as bad as you are happily portraying, it should be held accountable. But that is primarily the work of Ethiopians, unless you are one. Can you apply the same logic and assess PFDJ with similar scrutiny, just to be fair?

      • mokie berhe

        Salam Ayneta. Thanks for your comment. I do not have to portray the TPLF as bad for their unlawful actions have been factually substantiated. In so long as the TPLF continues to illegally occupy Eritrean land and to pose a threat to Eritrean sovereignty, it will remain an entity of concern for not only law-abiding Ethiopians but also for Eritreans.

        • Ismail AA

          Selam mokie berhe,

          With due respect, your patriotic(!) assertion about concern for sovereignty and occupation of territory is hopelessly obsolete. It would have made sense to some before the overture of Dr Abij and his government, which threw the onus of movement towards an end to occupation and safeguarding sovereign on the court of the regime you support.

          But, we all heard it, including you, too, from the mouth of the horse himself or his trustees and emissaries that demarcation of borders, and thereby sovereignty, are no longer urgent when weighed against the despot’s whims and interests, mainly his problem with the Woyanes. So, he has been out to publicly woe two forces in Ethiopia – Oromos and Amharas – to unite and do his bid in obliterating TPLF administration in Tigrai – a game that has started to backlash. The incentives he without shame offered was de facto merging of foreign policy with Ethiopia and taking back seat behind Dr. Abij in regional matters, and that he did not mind the Ethiopian PM extending his influence to exclusive internal matters of Eritrea – sovereign projects like navy, roads and railways. So, it is very hard to understand what you are talking about.

          • mokie berhe

            Salam Ismail AA. Thanks for your comments. Contrary to what you assert, the TPLF’s illegal occupation of Eritrean land and its threat towards Eritrean sovereignty, shall be separated and never obfuscated, with the actions of PIA and/or PMAA, for it is a matter of legality and not one of Eritrean or Ethiopian governance.. As an Eritrean, do you condone the actions and behavior of the TPLF?

          • Ismail AA

            Selam mokie berhe,

            Straightforward answer to your question is that an occupation by s nation-state of any part of land of a sovereign recognized nation-state that abides by the rules and norms international law requires is an aggression and illegal. Thus, even though there are lots of disclosed and undisclosed issues pertaining to who the trigger happy adventurer was in igniting the conflagration that consumed lives and resources, as an Eritrean I would like to see an end to the occupation, including seeing the culprit on our side as a nation standing accountable before an appropriate court of law.

            But, the fact remains legal prerogatives under international laws require ruling authorities of nations to take responsibility. I mean you cannot separate rulers from issues involving disputes or conflicts during their tenure in power. Thus, I wonder from where you got the norm that absolves Isayas Afewerki and release him from the issue at hand.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Dear mokie berhe
            Facts and logic don’t work in that part of the world. I appreciate your effort but don’t have a heightened expectation.

          • Hayat Adem

            Mahumuday,
            Listen to me. The best way t9 change others towards positivity and mutual care to start 5he change itself.
            I don’t beleive for a second you expect Tplf to offer an olive leaf while you are sloganeering “game over” and ganging up with enemies of far and near against it. I exactly why you and other Pfdj guards shouting loud about Eritrean lands under Tplf. It is not becuase you care but it is because you need to find every excuse to justify your over stay in power. Everyday you guys are in power is so costly for Eritrea. Every single day you have b33n in power, you have been jailing and killing Eritreans and the Eritrean dream. You are not tge right force to run and protect Eritrea Eritrea needs to be protected from you. You ar3 5he greater enemy. Eritrea will be much safer the moment you guys are out our lives.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            MarHaba Hayat
            Everytime that you double down on your distortions, your image is getting closer to the real deal. So you care about Eritrea so much? Huh, you guys are just funny. Even Abbay Xehaye was heard saying he was Eritrea’s friend. Following will be Ghebeu Asrat!!
            You said ” listen to me” and I listened.
            Be serious Hayat, TPLF and its appendages have no chance of influencing Eritreans. When folks like you guys talk about your “caring” for Eritrea, it is like a hyena swearing that it loves the head of lambs that it cornered, and saying that it would not dare hurt them.
            The bitter truth is yoru TPLF has shrunk to its truest size, the border will be demarcated soon, and believe me, Eritrea will treat Tigray just like any other province of Ethiopia if not more carefully. TPLF had a chance when it was swept off power. I had great expectation that it would take hard but sensible steps that would lead to conciliation. It did not. Getachew Asefa held the leaders of TPLF hostage and TPLF held the people of TIgray hostage. They blew a chance. What happens in Eritrea is an Eritrean affair, but we will never give the appendages of TPLF a chance.
            One way or the other, those who bled us so much will pay it, including those who ordered the rape of our women, the pillage of our villages and towns and the desecration of our martyrs graves. Only sich minds do that. Even Derg soldiers did not desecrated our graves. The fact that you would not give the accounts of planned rapes a second look tells us a lot of your fake tears for justice. Just because you are good to educate entertain your usual pack, it does not mean you can reach out to the independent thinkers and proud Eritreans who stand ready to endure hardship in order to defend the image of Eritrea. You don’t understand the spirit of this great nation, you just don’t get it, Hayat.

          • Hayat Adem

            Again Mahmuday,
            What you wrote above is fine but it is all a recycled regurgitation. You have told us this again and again.
            Do me a favor, though. I don’t call myself part of any group.
            If i don’t tell you myself or you have a hard proof on me, then you can’t put me in any bag without making yourself look stupid. It should occur to you that whaI say here is purely out of my personal conviction. At least, admit that it 8s a mathematical possibility for your own sanity. If I don’t t3ll you 2hat you want to hear, It is not because I am afraid of revealing myself or my view., what you read here is what you get, just learn to settle with that.
            Weak people want to assign identity to people they don’t know. They don’t even know that they are declaring that they are alergic to minimum sensibility. People who have no shame of deciding identity for someone based on what she said, are the worst arrogant and ignorant people. When such people get a chance to grab power, you exactly get IA. I just never thought Mahmuday is part of that pack.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Hayat; do you really think we are a bunch stupid people? You got stop insulting people’s intelligent; please! Fine you may fool the fools the likes of Semere Andom’s but please! You are nothing but 120% weyane. come-on now.

          • Hayat Adem

            Nitricc,
            “Hayat; do you really think we are a bunch stupid people?”
            No, Nitricc, I don’t 5hink you are stupid because you are one.

          • Nitricc

            Hayat; I am that stupid to trying to convince and lie that I am not TPLF thug. you are not only TPLF but TPLF thug, layer and obviously stupid. Death to TPLF!

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Dear Hayat
            መሬት ገና ብእዋኑ እዩ ዘሎ፡ ኣይትሕረቒ፡ ንዓኺ ኣጥፊአ ደኣ ኣብዚ ዓምዲ ክመጽእ ሓይሊ ዝኾነኒ የለን። And U r wrong, Hayat. I never care about identity, within its cultural or national context. I care about political identity. That you are a fierce defender of Wayanay ideology is not a secret; that you go extra miles to downplay past Ethiopian rulers’ atrocities on Eritrea is not a secret; that you accepted the independence of Eritrea because it was shoved to your throat, and you would like it undone if possible, is not a secret; that you think (or thought) Eritrean identity was a made-up one is not a secret; that your conviction that the Eritrean revolution was a creation of the Arabs is not a secret ( Ras abi can testify); that you frequently manipulate information (and sometimes just make them up out of clay) is not a secret. I mean, these are all public record, Hayat. Therefore, what is wrong if I call you my Wayaneyti sister? Aren’t you proud of it, or at least, couldn’t you understand it? You call me Shaebia; and sometimes, when you warm up, you call me PFDJite. Has it angered me? No. It just doesn’t matter what you say to me, I care about issues and ideas. if you feel I’m that way, that is because you see me that way. If I see you as a Wayaneyti Hafti, that is because I see you that way. So, cool down, concentrate on what has been said in the past couple of days. You brought the topic, own it. If tempers flare up, that is because we are discussing hot topics. No personal. Stay well.

          • Hayat Adem

            Mahmuday,
            I don’t see myself as fierce defender of the Weyane. I can’t be naturally. I can be a fierce hittwr 9f IA and his circle. Qoth rwgard to Weyane,.I only come to comment in reaction to lies and to regime loyalists trying to exploit it by prwsenting the Weyane as enemy and threat. I don’t initate a discussion on them as such. Usually, it is in reaction and it is always in the context of defending Eritrea’s future amd strategic interest. Hate politics and short changing long term national interests with cheap temptations to promote animosity will be a clossal mistake Eritrea would be making at this time. At least, me thinks that way. The Weyaneyti stuff doesn’t bother me much. But misconstruing my intentions does.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Selam Hayat,

            Let’s wrap up this long drawn discussion/debate by thanking you for engaging me in a well-mannered way despite the fact that the topic, as usual, is so contentious. I never expected that you would have a critical look at the chronicled crimes against civilians. That is not because you are necessarily an evil person but you are an activist demogoguing your political viewpoint, which is not a crime by itself. I understand that, and I will leave with that, because you are Hayat Adem:)

          • Alex

            Merhaba Mamuday,
            Thank you for your eloquent response on people who try to shed tears on Eritrea while defending TPLF day and night with out any shame.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam MB,

            Why don’t ask your demigod to eject them by force, in order to see if Dr Abiy will simply watch his people being attacked. The Federal army is occupying Badme and “to leave or stay in Badme” is the authority of the PM. Second, it is unrealistic to expect the army to leave before the border is demarcated. Third, the border demarcation is not the priority of your demigod. He publicly pronounced it that it isn’t. The PM found it agreeable and he kept the Federal army in Badme. Fourth, the PM in his interview told reporters that since the border is not their priority they did not talk about it yet. Fifth, it is the PM who promised to implement the EEBC decision and who can not keep his promise. If he was for real peace, he could have objected the despot when he said the border is his priority. Sixth, if the despot is working for the interest of Ethiopia beyond the “border issue” to bring Eritrea in to the fold of Ethiopia, then one why should one think that the PM will object the bidding. So Mokie, instead crying day in day out “ wayane Wayne” the ball is in the hand of your demigod to let our border demarcated. Seventh, since it wasn’t a real Peace deal, the once opened four doors of the borders official entry to move “goods and services” between the two countries are closed now in less than a year. They are closed by the Eritrean authority without the knowledge of the Ethiopian authority. The culprit of the war and the culprit of refusing to demarcate our border is the despot of our country. Deal with him and confront him in order our border to be demarcated. Any action that collaborate with the despot!s ill design is culprit by association.

          • Ismail AA

            Selam Aman H,

            Don’t tell the regime loyalists and the despot at its helm they have the right under international law to resort to force in self defense and preservation of integrity of sovereign territory. But the despot is very much aware that he could have in the recent past, and will be in the present, committing suicide. He should still be thanking lord that diplomacy spearheaded by Boutifliqa of Algeria, and thanks to the wisdom and risk taking valor of Haile W/Sellassie (Derue), for which he had paid later on , he was saved.

            This time around though the despot knows he won’t get that chance again. So, he does everything he can to not repeat the reckless adventure he had committed in1998. Thus, reminding regime zealots of those facts irk to the extent their bowels shake up.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Ismailo,

            I know the despot love “wars and the winds of wars” to keep our people hostages of his conspiracy. And I know he has no capacity to wage wars at this time. It is all bluffing. I also know the despot does not want to demarcate the border. Because if it is demarcated there is no reason to hold our people without a “constitution and rule of law”. Incarcerating citizens without due process and letting them to die in foxholes is the cruelest ever happened to our people. This should end with the demarcation of the border that has been the reason for holding hostages to our people. I hope this time some of the PFDJites are joining hand with the opposition camp in holding him accountable. The albatross that was following him as a sign of good luck will be shot by one patriotic and courageous Eritrean, and as a result his ship will sunk for ever, heralding the freedom of the Eritrean people.

            Regards

          • mokie berhe

            Salam Amanuel Hidrat. Thank you! As I have before observed your open idolization of Meles Zenawi and the TPLF, I will respectfully refrain from responding to your convoluted comments which are another attempt to wrongly obfuscate legalities and moral turpitude with matters of governance.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Aman-H; you are omitting one very important intentionally. WEYAE never respects the rule of law and doesn’t respect the federal government. don’t act like PMAA have any power in Tigray; he doesn’t. The truth is what Professor Asmarom said; He said, the Oromo had the Geda culture to keep them in the rule of law; Eritreans had HIGI ENDABA; Tigray? never had the culture of rule of law what they had is SHIFTNET. that is what he said and that is true. Tigrians never follow the rule of law. So you can support TPLF and Tigrayans all you want but don’t dodge the truth.

          • Peace!

            Hi Emma,

            No. I think the ball is on the Oppositions court to have a clear and firm stand on every national issue, restore trust, mobilize people, and defeat the dictator once for all. If one concluded PFDJ is a disaster and must be eradicated, then they have responsibility to defend the people and the country.

            Peace!

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Paulos,

            I think it’s good that the opposition should make sensible decision for long term interest of the country. But the opposition have limited resources and have very limited power to influence outcome.

            I think because if these limitation, they should focus based on our people high priority to restore represtative governmebt and they tackle other issue (not saying Badine is less important) but in the grand of skim of things, I think focusing on ERITREANs should be higher.

            There is no need to spend too much resources and fight about (those of us in opposition) what our focus should be. The Boarder issue is settled in court and in principle that should be our guiding force in his to deal with it.

            Berhe

          • Peace!

            Hi Berhino,

            I think the major problem the Opposition camp facing is that most of its prominent members who have the potential to lead have already political stand and keep finding themselves on difficult position to listen, accommodate the voices of ordinary justice seeking Eritreans. The camp needs fresh and energetic leaders who are not contaminated with old politics.

            Peace!

          • iSem

            Hi Mokie B
            One of the hallmarks of foot soldiers is that they have no shame of what they say. Of course No one has the right to occupy Eritrean land and if the occupier does not heed the ruling, it is incumbent upon the government to use force to remove the occupier, but PFDJ is so impotent and they could not do that
            And also the fact that Badme is occupied by Ethiopia should not hold us hostage from living our lives: you guys are using the Badme to enslave Eritreans that is is the issue. Badme has become a fetish for you guys and it is you guys who were negligent for not claiming our land in `1991 and we have to pay for it.
            You sound sensible guy but your take on Badme and excuse is makes you come across as dumb and the trick is old and tired and
            will not work to stop your dwindling support
            You guys sound like a machine when you repeat the Badme thing like mantra, I have not met an Eritrean who condones the actions of Ethiopia to occupy our land and who is occupying our land Ethiopia or TPLF? Does TPLF have provincial military or is it Ethiopian military
            Also IA has visited Ethiopia many times so why is that he is not taking up the issue with his leader Abiye Ahmed? I suspect that you guys will have no problem with what PFDJ is doing to our country but you are lying about a piece of land that you guys gave to TPLF. Cut it anyway, you sound dumb when you still bring Badme after the deal and when PFDJ intimated that that border is not an issue and that we are one people. We are not one people, we are two people.
            Let me ask you a q. Do you believe that we are one people with Ethiopia?

          • mokie berhe

            Salam iSem. Kindly refer to my earlier comments on the same query line to Ismail AA and Amanuel Hidrat. Sorry but I will not engage in ‘Twiddly Dee and Tweedle Dum’ conversations which serve no purpose. If you wish to make autonomic nervous system responses in terms of baselessly casting me into ‘you guys’ as in PFDJ camp, I cannot stop you but will not indulge you.

          • iSem

            Hi Moke B;
            I thought so. The facts are brutal

  • Brhan

    PFJDs commentators in awate forum

    There is a pattern in awate forum that reveals that the existence of PFJDs commentators posting their comments.

    They are not free commentators (though they can be living in free countries) but a simple content analysis can show they are propagandist and a propagandist works for his or her boss. He or she can be from Ministry of Information of Eritrea or a cadre or even an agent from the intelligence agency.
    Their single goal is to distract and set PFJD’s agenda.
    They do that through a strategy of character assassination and defamation using two tools: nationality and religion.
    If a person asks why 14 years old and under, Eritrean Muslim students are still in prison without trial, the PFJDs commentators instead of debating this issue, will call the person who raised the question a Weyane or trigger Islamophobia.

    I am brining the issue of the jailed children to check if the PFJDs commentators have hearts that melt when they still know about the 14 years old and under Eritreans languishing in jails. Do they have their own children?

    Did TPLF do wrong against Eritreans? Yes. Must be criticized? Yes. BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR ERITREAN ISSUES: rule of law, freedom of speech, constitution and above all respect to human rights.

    In Sudan they mention to الشماعة the hanger, to indicate about not hanging ones woos to other ones hanger. Or as Drue said “ Hsabna Ngber”

    • Ismail AA

      Selam Brhan,

      It’s excruciating balance the managers of this forum have to make between freedom of expression of individuals and others who they come here to serve other objectives. It’s indeed burdensome dilemma because banning the latter affects the former. One of the problems is importing to this serious forum the ways social media outlets like pal talk use for the purpose we all know. This gives agents and surrogates of regimes like PFDJ perfect alibi or protection; they have nothing to worry about as long as they would not be compelled to identify themselves by real names. Once they face that possibility they will disappear. Thus, the hard decision is choice between banning nicknames in this forum or abiding by the principle of free speech and writing. The manager have chosen the latter.

      • Hope

        Selamat Brhan and Ustaz Ismael:
        You have NO choice but respect their opinion but refute and challenge as needed,since the facts and the truth are on your side.
        What Brhan mentioned or accused does NOT happen her but at TN.com
        I have never seen,to my best recall and knowledge, any Eritrean here calling any one a Weyane if any Eritrean mentioned about the rights of any prisoners let alone teen prisoners.
        What I know is that they universally accepted :
        1)The Rule of Law and the Implementation of the Constitution and its provisions including but limited to:
        a)Inclusive and unconditional National Reconciliation
        b)Unconditional Release of Political Prisoners and prisoners of Conscience
        c)Freedom of Conscience,Education,Economy and Speech among others

        2)Demarcation of the Border
        The difference is the approach/strategies to our solutions and how to implement them.
        Granted,to be honest and truthful,contrary to your assertion,it is the other way round that the so called Opposition Groups and Justice Seekers including some AT members,which have been cursing,insulting,banning and dehumanizing the other group,the alleged PFDJ Apologists for forwarding their views and opinions.

        • Ismail AA

          Selam Hope,

          “… respect their opinion (and) … refute and challenge” them. Fine, but those opinions remain are ownerless because those who make are virtual persons who hide behind fake names. I hope you understand how much I appreciate and respect real persons like Mahmoud Saleh despite acute differences. Those gentlemen and ladies are self-respecting unlike some timid regime loyalists.

          • Hope

            Selamat Ustaz Ismael:
            Their ideas,not their nicks or ID is more important at the moment.
            Witnessed that most debaters,who use their real names ,regret doing so for obvious reasons!

          • Blink

            Dear Hope
            Remember hayat is not the real name used and also consider the support she get from the anti free speech in this forum. Imagine if SG was anti free speech, can imagine what kind of comments you would read . I think we all Eritreans are lucky and happy to have SG who wear a very thick skin with badge of owner . I can’t believe this site will be important without the man captaining free flow of ideas and views . My outmost respect goes to SG . The fact that some people are afraid of free flow of views and ideas shows you their political dream in Eritrea.

            A democracy that oppose free flow of ideas and views can’t even survive a day with the technical and technological advances we have . Why are the guy running all over this site to dictated people’s views ? Ask yourself what kind of political views he wanted to see . I know you guys differ but I simply admire SG’s solid stand in this . A democratic Eritrea will be roaring high if we have just 10 people like SG. By the way almost 90% of awate forum participants are on nicknames but these who are wanted to be dictated are few and you and I know why .

          • iSem

            Blink:
            Every day you guys sound silly and retards. And by you guys I mean the supporters and those in the closet like you.
            who cares about Hayat’s name; she told you she is female, half Muslim, half Christian. And an Eritrean. Maybe that is why she is so sharp (cross fertilized) unlike you supporters who interbreed and begot the likes of ypfdj and nitricc.
            Free speech comes with resposiblity, you cannot support rapes, kidnapping, and murder and expect to be hailed as a free speech champions.

          • Saleh Johar

            Hi Blink,
            Thank you for the flattering accolade.
            On this occasion, let me whisper something in the eras of a few but I will use your style of debating as a springboard.

            Neither me nor my friends object to passionate debates. Our problem is with the style of delivery. And all it takes is curating your comments before you save whatever you wrote. For one, we get annoyed when there are unfounded, emotional outbursts that cannot stand scrutiny. We do not like this forum to be used to under the belt kicks. As you know, one can advance any thought, can support whatever one chooses, can have any opinion about anything. But what we do not understand is why the inflammatory remarks that makes us cringe!

            People come here to understand and debate intelligently, I don’t think they come here to spurt incorrigible remarks or to read the vomit of others who just come here to act irresponsibly.

            Debates have rules. Ad-hominem attacks and arguments should stop and people should censor their comments and be a little responsible. Who gives one the right to attack others personally simply because they do not agree with their views.

            In a proper setting, anyone who makes a wild allegation should be taken to task. For example, if one accuses yous personal of flaws that cannot be proven, they should be taken to task. If one accuses you of being something they cannot prove, they should be taken to task. But people should not feel free to throw accusations and allegations willfully.

            For instance, one can say “I want the South Sudan should attack Eritrea.” As preposterous as it is, I can not accuse them of being paid by South Sudan with so much certainty simply because I cannot prove it.

            In short, staying within the bounds of the debate will help a lot and we hope everyone take note of that. Also, we notice those who are fond of igniting discord by perpetually trying to divide camps within this forum. We know that everyone comes in his personal capacity and that should be our guidelines. We cannot try to group people in camps wishfully. So, one can support an idea with civility and can disagree with the same level of civility. BTW, it says a lot about the maturity of those who stir division and cannot live in a free society unless they have a group they belong to. That I see the worst behavior which is unfortunately a characteristics of the PFDJ. And this website, and myself, consider it our mission to remain an anti-thesis of the PFDJ. But we tolerate PFDJ leaning views because that is the only way we can maintain a healthy environment where ideas clash with civility. If not, it would be unthinkable to act like the PFDJ that doesn’t entertain any views against its narrow group-think they adopt. We appeal to all to stay civil and refrain from insults and unfounded accusations and allegation they cannot support

            Hope the above helps

          • Ismail AA

            Ahlen Saleh Johar,

            Rest assured what you offered can help. But to who? Only to the sensible and people who come in to give and take through civil engagements as you put it. If I am not mistaken, this is the once more advice and appeal you have done to put lid on emotions that gush out like water from a tap when anger and inability to win an argument turns it open. Clash of views is no problem at all. The issue is keeping matters within proper discursive parameters that presuppose that there will always be opposing views and one of them would lack in supportive elements during the debate. At that point protagonists should depart the debate with magnanimity and dignity.

            Of course, you know I am talking about real persons and not the nameless virtual who come up with pre-set state of mind and opinions in the service of the regime. They just do not help but do what they can to defend the regime. They do not even sort out why great writers use pen names and nicknames. On my side, I discriminate the nameless soul who do not dare to expose their names from respected regime loyalists. Those should be hailed and admired for their courage and genuine persuasions. It is always pleasure to engage them.

          • Saleh Johar

            Ahlan Ismail,
            People like you and a few others have repeatedly appealed for reason but I am amazed that those who are being abused continuously are not putting their abusers in the corner by asking for proof of allegations? That would put an end to the irresponsible vilification who abuse anyone who does not agree with them. I have been in this for too long and I can pretty much tell where the disruptive elements are coming from–some have a task here, others just fail to control their emotions, yet there are a few who can only disrupt because they have nothing of value. I encourage any victim to shoot straight and challenge the abusers. Maybe that would embarrass them–I mean on specific allegations that they present as if it is the only truth when it is obvious they cannot prove their allegations. It’s frustrating when one has to babysit the few unruly “adults”.

            It’s sad to see how reasonable debaters are refraining from commenting because of those whose comments are mainly abusing others. How can we help in protecting members who is unjustifiably abused? To all members, please offer your views.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Merhaba Saleh,

            So if we “shoot straight and challenge the abusers” we will embarrass them. Really? How could a nameless people feel embarrassment? After all the reason why they are behind fake names is to do their “dirty jobs” without being known who they are. My friend we have tried your tricks and it doesn’t work. If it worked with you, the only reason one could think off is, they are scared because you have the “Red card” to eject them, even if you don’t use it yet.

          • Saleh Johar

            Hi Amanuale,
            I asked for your views, but you went straight to an appraisal. They are not my tricks, but my suggestions. See Amanuel, I am frustrated by it all and I aired my views trying to find a solution–you chose to be sarcastic about it. And you cannot prove anyone is afraid of any “red card” because, be fair, I do not do that. At any rate, let’s hear your solution so we can discuss it.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Abu Salah,

            Like yourself, I am straight talker and I am not sarcastic about it. Equally, I am frustrated with these thoughtless individuals whose sole ideas are here to distract the on going discussion and to blackmail the well meaning individuals. Keep in mind they are following the “manual of instructions” given from the evil man and his enablers at home. So you want to hear my solutions. Here are two choices:

            (a) “Three strikes out”: Anyone who tried to distract and blackmail forumers, moderators could give them two warnings and strike them out on their third attempt.
            Or
            (b) Disclosures: Forumers must come with real names and their puctures as avatars. Then we could shoot straight to shame them if they try their ugly games

            – In the first choice we could segregate between the decent and the unruled individuals whose sole purpose is to distract and blackmail.

            – In the second choice you will let us to shame them on their actions in the open and at the same time will relieve you some from your burden.

            The whole idea to do this is (a) to make this wonderful website and this forum clean and educational site (b) to learn how to debate on ideas (good or bad) (c) to learn tolerance of different views (d) from the discussions to learn how to compromise on going forward.

            Regards

          • Ismail AA

            Selam Aman H.,
            These are good suggestions as requested. I would like to underscore the first option under (b), and amend it that all persons who want to remain virtual behind nicknames should make their identities known to the moderator. When they cross limits of decency they stand to be warned, censured and finally bounced.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Ustaz Hidrat,

            I read from your comment that you shoot only at targets you see in front of you. This is an old methods of battles. Modern battles have changed a lot; you shoot at targets you don’t see. For example: Tora-Bora Caves and the smart bombs, Trans-Continental-Missiles, Drones, ect. It seems, Ustaze Hidrat, you are in dire need of improving your arsenal.

            Al-Arabi

      • mokie berhe

        Salam Ismail AA and a happy Friday to you! With due respect, it is TPLF members & sympathizers and not PFDJ supporters, who sew incredibly deep lines of distrust among the opposition. Any PFDJ supporter, may be seen as misguided or misaligned, but is still potentially an agent of change within Eritrea. TPLF members & sympathizers on the other hand, within the context of the Eritrean opposition, are at best not trusted and at worst considered spies or enemies of Eritrea. A strategy of not only tolerating but adorning those who openly sympathize and support the TPLF, will only ensure continued political distrust within the opposition.

        • Ismail AA

          Selam mokie berhe,

          Thanks for the good wishes about the blessings on Friday prayer. Your view about PFDJ supporters’ potency and contributive role in effecting change is right though the characterization you used – distrust and spying – is mutual. And, that is indeed the situation in many cases involving movements that had generated and effected change. Hence, I would say harnessing and cultivating Eritreans as potential forces of change where ever they may happen to be should be core job of guidance and publicization agencies such as Awate.com. So, the point, I tried to make earlier (yesterday I think) is the critical act of balancing the space of this forum on a scale between free speech and hosting un repenting agents with orthodox views in support of the regime and discharge from behind
          nicknames.

          In our own recent history, too, it can be recalled how the bulk of the youth that was in similar circumstances during Haile Sellassie and Derg eras changed sides and swelled the ranks of the over stretched fighting forces of the liberation fronts at the time. In fact, their enormous sacrifices in lives and lose family building and careers played role in ending Ethiopia’s rule in Eritrea. This time, too, they will eventually rally to the side of change seekers.

          • mokie berhe

            Salam Ismail AA. Thank you very much for your response which is much appreciated.

  • Teodros Alem

    Selam
    Selam kidane posted 2 videos in her facebook, that said, Issu 2000km road trip to port sudan and back, and Asmara of pushkin is clean. I think she is talking about “senna forum” and professor asmerom’s “5 slaves” talk.

  • Nitricc

    In order to maximize the benefits of peace, we have to quickly and systematically adjust our organizational capacity and political and economic system, including our mindset. Eritreans living inside and out side of the country have to enhance their cooperation. Eritrea’s stable political system, its embryonic but functioning economic system and societal harmony have entirely depended on cooperation. The Peoples Front has to be empowered again to reach the heights of excellence and meet its goals and achieve its overall mission. PFDJ has to strengthen, revitalize and surpass the organizational level reached in the past and protect the country’s national sovereignty with national prosperity. More than ever, all the country’s organizations operating inside and out side of Eritrea have to enhance their capacity and manage their affairs successfully. YPFDJ, as a potent transnational organization, is expected to strengthen its capacity and increase its contribution toward the ongoing efforts for national development.

    Hi All; reading the above made me think something; are you thinking what I am thinking? One thing I agree whole heartily is Eritreans must change their mindset about the peace process with Ethiopia. I understand to getting agitated when ever the old Ethiopian people talking about our ports and talk trash but we are who we are and not only we know ourselves but including the trash talkers of Ethiopia know who we are.
    So, ” In order to maximize the benefits of peace, we have to quickly and systematically adjust our organizational capacity and political and economic system, including our mindset. Eritreans living inside and out side of the country have to enhance their cooperation” Aemn to that. there are two choices; we do it or not. simple.

    • Ayneta

      Nitricc:
      I don’t who wrote this paragraph, but I assume it is young PFDJ. I don’t know what it takes for you to realize that EPLF/PFDJ is unsalvageable. Whether you put a prefix ‘young” or not, EPLF and by extension PFDJ has long been shot in the brain and bled to death by IA. Stop believing every teasing that PFDJ will throw at you like this paragraph. That is what PFDJ does at best: keep you hopeful while it perpetually prolongs your suffering.
      Cooperation is a beautiful word to echo. Who doesn’t like cooperation. It is nationalistic and productive at its cover. But the concept of cooperation has been dead long and deep since EPLF was hijacked and abused by IA. Gone are the days when we proudly claimed our solidarity was strong like steel. eritreans now are divided laong multiple fissures: religion, ethnicity, regionalisim, tegadelti vs non-tegadelti etc.. What we have is a country that is best described as house of cards that is on the blink of complete disaster once IA is forced out due to natural or deliberate reasons.

  • Hayat Adem

    Dear Mahmuday and Blink,
    Kibur Mahmuday, I hate to see you degenerating to levels that worth only people like Blink and Hope. Such situations sometimes make feel bad and lose hope on humanity. Eritrea could have been bathing in many golden showers. Eritrea could have been respected and reliable as a go-to country for cooperation and other mutually benefiting bilateral or multilateral initiatives by many near and far countries. Eritrea could have been an example of a success-by-work country from the start. Eritrea could have been a gravity of attraction to draw its citizens back from years and years of far-away-life not a gravity of repulsive exodus for its citizens. All these possibilities were made impossible by a crazy man and his enablers. One enabler is this Asawerom Legesse who is the most passionate hater incapable of speaking about others. He is a pure evil, I may add, more than he is an idiotic ignorant. You have to read this note taking into account that bringing the two peoples closer and together is my sacred mission.
    Why did I choose today to dwell on this man? I will give you examples. Asawerom said Tigreans suffer from inferiority complex. First, does this claim even carry a micro-grain of truth? If yes, do you really so carelessly toss it in the air against a sisterly people who are so close and strategically important to our future? Don’t you carry a small amount of responsibility and control of your mouth when say those things while claiming a status of scholar and an anthropologist at that? What a filthy mouth can be too much for the owner to restrain a bit for the sake of good of the generations to come? Trust me, utterances of such nature bear a damning political and social consequence for times and generations to come.
    Okay, let’s talk about the facts first. Inferiority complex is only an inner experience. It is only the person who suffers it that knows it. You don’t read them from outside into others. But those who suffer it sometimes are in the habit of projecting in cross-over to others. There is usually an embedded impulsive element of knowing the feeling as part of oneself and readily wanting to transport it to others. It is more unlikely than not that a non-inferior person would call another person is suffering from an inferior complex. It is nearly nonexistent. Why? You cannot pin a certain behavior or act as coming from inferiority with certainty if you yourself are not one. A reasonable and confident person would consider 1001 explanations for that particular behavior or action. It is only the person suffering from that particular situation who jumps to flag it up readily as his or her experience gravitates him/her to be in that state of mode as a matter of default.
    How could Tigreans suffer from an inferiority complex? The bad mouthing Asawerom gave us two examples: 1) they are telling us that we are one and the same as we share same language and culture. This is so funny and ridiculous. How are Tigreans labeled inferior just despite or because they are promoting sisterhood and sameness. Is it not the case that any social group or people trying to reach out to whom they believe are their brethren are very wise and confident people? If they do it out of calculating and maximizing mutual benefits, it would make them strategists and visionary. To witness a scholar of humanity and culture standing contrary to people-to-people rapprochements is amazing. Indeed, like Getachew Redda said, “ignorance and idiocy can come in any shape and form”. This one is clothed a scholar body. I despise the fact that it is an Eritrean body.
    2) True, Emperor Yohannes was using Amharic instead of Tigrigna. And how exactly is that a sign of inferiority? Yohannes was a fierce and furious warrior. If Emperior Yohannes was not timid to fight for his crown all the way until he became the King of Kings, and defended his country from Turkey, Italians, Mahdists, Egyptians and what have you as a king until he finally gave his life in defense of honor for himself and country, how is that possible such a king could have suffered from any level of inferiority? He was the king who tried to homogenize Ethiopia against all odds by the sword. Those who know Ethiopian history say he was a king who forced Minilik to get down to his knees and beg for mercy, not once but twice. If he didn’t made Tigrigna a palace language, it must occur to the sensible thinker that he must have other legal and political reasons. In fact, it shows more of his confidence and conviction in allowing continuity as he was also changing the nation. No one should be naïve to believe Yohannes couldn’t have a bigger agenda in using Amharic as a court language. There is even more claim in the other direction: There are many who see greatness in that decision. The Amharic language being a relatively young language was very much susceptible to great changes, growth, and incorporation of different words from sources in the diverse people and cultures of Ethiopia was considered as attractive and ideal to use it as an instrument to forge “unity” among the diverse people and cultures of Ethiopia. It takes a real genius to understand that sociological factor and proclaim such a language as a national Court language. Yohannes himself was learning it and he only mastered it later. You can even see his selflessness in inconveniencing himself and immediate assistants with a new language for the sake of his country although he was a king who could bulldoze traditions and norms. If what that idiot Asawerom claimed was true, Yohannes had no boss under the sky to shape the country into his liking at all. He could have forced every breathing human being speak Tigrigna like he had done with the religion.
    Can Tigreans entertain a feeling of inferiority of any kind? Lets see this question from an angle of advancing a logical and sensible debate. These people are descendants of the world level early civilization called Aksum and pre Aksum. They have been part of, have seen and heard all the great histories, glories, agonies and the mix of all these journeys. They have never been colonized or domesticated by any force. How could such people feel the remotest possible inferiority at all? And would claim to be level-headed people, if these people wouldn’t?
    And one more point: Asawerom Legesse tells us that Tigreans hate Eritreans with passion. Irresponsible is a mild word here. Evil sounds about right. How could Tigreans hate Eritreans with passion if they are promoting sameness and sisterhood? How do they advance that passionate hate if they’re saying we belong to one language and culture, like our guy is alluding to? How do Tigreans hate their brothers and sisters from Eritrea while hosting them and embracing them after Eritreans fled Eritrea at the same time? This guy is trying to leave a legacy of hate and mistrust between the two on his way to grave. And evil people are only capable of such things. You know what, he won’t succeed!
    For the unsuspecting reader: does really Tigreans hate Eritreans? There were intense moments when emotions were boiled high up. In such situations, it is not unusual to hear average people using bitter words to vent their pains. During the unfortunate 1998 war, there were many excesses on both sides. But there is one particular example that always comes to mind in terms of an exemplary positivity and bondage. It was a story carried by the Washington Post. I always mention it here more than once before because we have to be always reminded of sanity. It is a story of Tewhaba Berhe had her only child hurt from an air raid on an elementary school located in Mekele.Just hours after her child was rushed to a hospital for critical help, she spoke these beautiful words: “I do not dislike the Eritrean people. I dislike very much the people who planned to bomb us. I dislike war.”
    Hayat for solidarity of Tigray and Eritrea

    • Nitricc

      Hayat; what a west of time. at the end you did came clean though when you said ” “Hayat for solidarity of Tigray and Eritrea” Translation? Hayat for Agazian. If not you could have said Ethiopia and Eritrea. if weren’t for your blind deception; there is a country called Tigray.

      • Hayat Adem

        Hi Nitricc,
        Two quick things.
        1) i don’t like the Agazians. I don’t beleive in any of their things. In fact, 8 call them kids but very cruel kids. if i wanted to support them, you i am not 5he kindof person i shy away from my belief, don’t u? Did u get that? DON’T BRING IT AGAIN ON ME..
        2) Tigray is Ethiopia. I gave it emphasis becuase this filth-mouthed guy was saying improper things assaulting the social fabrics of Tigray and Eritrea.

    • Paulos

      Hayata,

      Brilliant as usual! People like ማሃይም ኣሳወሮም ለገሰ have a serious problem. It is envy and jealousy. It is as simple as that! I say it again, the man who has been scr*wing them royally for the last fifty years is a full blown Tigrean as one can be. But the cruel man sadistic that he is, is laughing at them to his delight. Pathetic fools.

      As for the inferiority complex clap trap, people with serious inferiority complex hung ups can not rebuild their land from ground up where the major cities in Tigrai are a marvel to an on-looker. More over, these people shook up the entire country Ethiopia when the country strides in a remarkable economic forte including in restoring the pride of the people which was once shattered when the military junta was in power. That is not inferiority complex. It is a sign of a solid self esteem and confidence instead.

      • Hayat Adem

        Hi Paul,
        You said it beautifully and adequately in two paras what i couldn’t in two pages. Thank you.

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Dr Paulos,

        A scholar who became the “lipstick of a tyrant” has no shame to utter and use the language of trollers who are roaming in this forum. How a sane person let alone a scholar charge the entire society with inferiority complex? The arrogance and stupidity of some of our scholars has no boundary on their hate and bad mouthing. The question why did they do everything against their integrity as scholars? Wow!!

        • Nitricc

          The question is: why did they do everything against their integrity as scholars?

          Hey Aman-H; that is you view and you are entitle to critic and voice your opinion on it. At the same token Prof. Asmerom has good given right to say what ever he wants. Who decides the integrity of an act or speech. The man Acknowledged and authored his writings on the Oromo’s Aba-Geda’s culture and its democratic ways of doing things. Do you think he doesn’t know about Eritrea and Tigray and its dark history of the Tigryans and what the Tigryans did to Eritreans? Let’s not sacrifice the truth in order to claim some decency. Again I will believe a man who wrote and introduced the world about the Ormo’s Aba-Geda system; when he tells me about his own country! simple.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Nitrickay,

            The “stature” of a scholar demands “ethics and morality” and he should not act down to laymen’s talk. A scholar is a class of its own, and he does not represent them when he talks like nameless trollers with no identity.

          • Blink

            Dear Nitricc
            Don’t forget the man accusing is a man who called for the slaughter of poor Eritreans in order his vengeance come to light in the form of civil war .He can’t really mean to criticize professor Asmerom who is a respected academician of our region.

        • Paulos

          Selam Professor A. Hidrat,

          As the Weyanes including the Tigrean people are trying to reach out to their “lost” Eritrean cousins, it could as well carry a political strategy where the other of the equation can be seen in a bid to isolate Isaias as well. And apprehensive as Isaias might get, he is sending his lap dogs to shoot down every strategy the Weyanes might come up with including the rapprochement between people to people.

    • Blink

      Dear hayat
      Eritreans have no deceitful brothers and sisters . These deceitful are only to Tigrian elites like Meles and Sibhat nega . Every Eritrean ( these in the highlands) who has the chance to grow up with his grandmother or father have one or two story line to tell about Tigrians and I tell you these stories are simply horrible that includes cheating , deceit and many horrible acts . The Tigrian elites always killed Eritreans by sheer evilness .

      The professor has documents to show , videos to that our mothers told about the horrible rape by Tigrians . Remember the rape was done purposefully and still is a fresh story . People who live in the embassoyra area still has the stained mark done by weyane .
      The complexity issue is simply not important as every one can sense it .
      As one of your friend said TPLF= Tigriains in their deep heart then we can conclude the professor is right to say weyane with their Tigrian youth committed acts of evil over Eritreans . Meles openly advocated for the displacement of Eritreans from all part of Ethiopia . Still Tigrian elite continues to keep Eritreans property while people in all other parts of Ethiopia gave back to the right owners which is Eritreans .

      • Hayat Adem

        Blink,
        The professor has nothing except his foul mouth.
        Remember, you are one twisted heart and soul. You can’t speak for any people on side of the mereb. If you don’t want to have any brother from Tigray, i don’t think Debretsion will send an army to make you change your mind. NOR do i believe any Eritrean would take an ounce of pride from being related to you. No worries, you are good alone.

        • Blink

          Dear hayat
          Still you didn’t adress the main point which is the rape act of weyane . Forget about my relatives just do us a favor to give your view on the rape issue . Why do weyane allow the raping of Eritrean women ?

          I am happy that I say I have not heard a single person who has relative in Tigray and you also know how I hate the so called relationship that you and others throw here . I believe if the Tigrians were in the Kenya border we would be in a better shape now . Trust me the relationship the Tigrinja has with Tigrians has been a curse one .I feel sorry for the Tigrinja Eritreans to ever have any relationship because most of the time the relationship end up costing all society in Eritrea a great deal of life . You guys keep telling us brothers and sisters so and so but alway we end up participating at your war and killings .

          • Hayat Adem

            Blink,
            For a change, make your brain cells work. So you beleived him when this evil werada foshfuash greyed man said he knew that the Embasoyra women were raped 7 times a day turn by turn by the Ethiopian soldiers???? Can u even think that is possible?
            These are human beings. Ethiopian soldiers are well known for their discipline. I can think of some rogue soldiers but what 5his evil man said is way off any human imagination even elswwhere let alone in our region. 2hat happ3ned to you?

          • Blink

            Dear hayat
            The professor is the only Eritrean from the Eritrean elites to ever have recorded the horrible act, the man even has videos and recorded by dates and hours , if he wanted he has the power to plant bad seed that you hate . He has the material and the ability to print and give to every Eritrean village . You may be underestimating him now but he was the only one who recorded about the war in 1998-2000 civilians cost . He was the one who travelled to Sweden and gave his report . He has every inch of it . I would like him to simply put the records off the table for the time being until peace holds because this is not the right time ,unless you can ask any Eritrean about professor Asmerom work about the rape and many horrific journey of Eritreans from Ethiopia to kenya ,Malawi and Eritrea in 1998-2000 . He has even about the Malawi visa cost , you can ask the Malawi visa in 1998 was 1000 USD , can you imagine ? He also has recorded about Kenyan authorities who refuse to accept Eritreans from Ethiopia at the time of war with Eritrea . Do you remember the 120 Eritreans , he has more story to tell and I hope he will not speak now.

            My only disappointment about the man is he did not record the horrible journey Eritrean youth took after the war and until now under Issias , that is my single disappointment for the man . He has the ability to do it but refused to do so .

          • Hayat Adem

            Blink,
            In a blink action there are two phases. You open and you close. I think you are stuck in the latter.
            Do u think Professor Asawerom’s hatw for Ethiopians started in 1998? He is the guy he carried a screwdriver all the way to American university to tell the academic audience there that Eritreans are more civilized than Ethiopians or superior over Ethiopians because they didn’t know how to call that particular tool unlime the Eritreans. He is that cheap hater. 8f th8s guy tells he has any recordings or documents, it is all to confiim his deeply held hate and contempt. He is a pollutes this planet more with his front mouth than with his rear rear one.

          • iSem

            Hi Hayat:
            He did not carry the screwdriver to USA, he said he carried it to AAU, even that is weird. But still, where is the other half side of the equation. Where are his videos of rapes in Sawa, the videos of kidnapping of kids from thieir home, the shoot to kill, the organ trafficking blessed by PFDJ, videos of arresting people in the dead of the night by PFDJ. I think he has some mental issue, like Nitricc and Blink who saves comments and make veils threats like Semere Tesfai.
            the PFDJ supporters like Nitricc and Blinka nd MS are nervous because no matter how long it takes their side is the loser. the new Abiye injection and breathing space they got will wear off and watch when they tells is we are good with TPLF, Blin and Nitricc and MS will sing along. Maybe I should save their comments,

          • Blink

            Dear isem
            Mention one sentence that I support Issias government or any of that kind even by miles ? Bring it here so that I either will admit and ask for forgiveness with apology to it .
            The rape done by weyane and the many hereditary disease that come with weyane evil deeds are different things and the t has nothing to do with Issias. Even after Issias this kind of stuff will pop up and I will repeat everything I said here .

            You are simply being sensitive to anyone who put your old views back to your mirror. That’s all you have .

          • iSem

            Blink: we in the camp of justices seekers do not condone crime and we are also many of us like u guys ONE and recently u are saying PFDJ is Trinity, how stupid. I do not condone crimes, they should all be documented and told like the brave 800 Eritreas did and an endeavor u and MS dismissed
            I have not been saves ur comments. U are not have not stated your opposition to PFDJ and its crimes. and you made many anti Muslim comments, that in it self qualifies u as a bigot and there is one entity that is bigoted in Eritrea, u guessed it, it is PFDJ
            The crimes by TPLF during 1998 and if Asawwerom has documented it, I give him credit, half. Now where are the other crimes
            What I am saying the crimes by the Ethiopian army is equally heines like the PFDJ
            And what u mean by hereditary diseases,u mean like Hemophilia, how about the HIV infections, the sodomy, the rapes by PFDJ, why is Asawerom not documenting it? Crime is crime no matter who commits it, do u get that or should I try again.
            The crimes by PFDJ are more prevalent because the woyane are not in our land any more, oh I forgot, about Badme. An intellectual must document both,short of that he is a hired gun, a hit man for IA

          • Nitricc

            No, am confident about my views, many of them came true,

            Semere Ewur; hahahaha i am borrowing the words of the great Tsatse. you mean when you declare stupidly that ” the best thing is when the majority oppress the minority” I don’t think you understand how dumb you are. Besides you were predicting for ever for TPLF tanks to room Asmara streets, again you are not fooling anyone. You and your quin been predicting every evil for Eritrea and nothing has been materialised.please humble yourself.

          • iSem

            Nitricc: Well if u borrow from some one with bipolar disorders u are in trouble
            Obviously that quote u tried to bring reveals that u are illiterate
            Try again. I could not say majority oppression is good. That is logically insane
            Have u ever heard of the concept of “the tryanny of the majority?”
            Again go get educated, otherwise u will be crashed like an ant and u are one
            But like the guys and gals running Eritrea u have no self awareness and that is sign of brought up in enda Siwa, not Sawa. enda Siwa is a Tig for Ghetto
            so go get educated and then learn how to search for truth, then we can talk in the same wavelegth

          • Nitricc

            Semere ewur; do i have your permission to post it. again you said ” the best for the minority to is to be oppressed my the majority” hint the first person to jump on you is Aman-H; he couldn’t believe what you have to say and he confronted you straight up. Again i don’t think you understand how dumb you are.

          • iSem

            Nit
            It is worse than I though, usually robots are good at copying
            Try again,if u need help as Blink

          • Selamat iSem,

            AstewEilelka alekhu. “bipolar disorders” “crashed like an ant” ??? NafiQkani dikha Anta Euwur kurkurr weyane. Selam keA tSeniHna neirna and now you are here getSka trHaQ.

            Any how to busy right now to pay you any attention. And put down that bottle you miserable alcoholic. That you are a drunkard is evident in your writings. Absent the bottle glued to your hand you writing is usually more creative and spotless. Errors every where when you are buzzing it up. Euwur kurgkurr weyane!

            tSAtSE

          • Blink

            Dear isem
            My be you are mixing things because I am not a fun of religion and I have been consistent to accuse the religious people playing hard game . I did not accuse Muslims for the sake of accusations but sometimes I described the acts done by Muslims to make their prophet happy , you should have read my comments about the Catholics too . I don’t have any favorite songs for the so called god so your accusations are true in a broad sense and no apology for that , I stand my ground religious lunatics should accept the descriptions of their act . You didn’t read my comments about priests and that’s your problem not mine .

            Second I don’t accuse for the sake of it , I accuse for the failures but you accuse for the sake of it and sometimes just to make your princess happy . I don’t follow blindly.

            Issias never put his trust on any one and you know that unless you wanted to play stamping . Never ever I support any dictator. You just don’t have any evidence except that religion thing .
            Badme issue for me is red line thing as a sovereignty issue as any Eritrean. My opposition to PFDJ do not come by apologizing and defending weyane like you do . My opposition is simply based on cause of justice.

          • Blink

            Dear hayat
            It is normal to find Eritreans who worked for the benefit of Ethiopia while their own people get slaughtered too, Professor Bereket was a hailesilassie goon and many people like him actually benefited from hailesilassie, you can also find others who worked with dergi like Measho Tesfahuney who participated in hanging Eritrean youths who try to join ELF and again in 1998-2000 you have many who worked with weyane to destroy Eritrea by inflicting ethnic and religious poison in our society.

            Professor Asmerom has a clean record about Ethiopian rulers and that is a good thing for Eritreans . But the topic is not wether he hate Ethiopia or not , look at his work to the Gaada system in Oromo , he is like a hero in the Oromo society and that should make you think twice . Bad feeling about Tigrian elite is not hate to Ethiopia , he is not picking on Tigrian elites , he is just describing the act of weyane . Remember you stand accused of protecting rapists , don’t forget that .

    • iSem

      Hi Hayat:
      is this a typo or deliberate: “Asawerom”
      I am thinking the later. I remember Sal once told u that you do not use words by accident and if this is not a typo of Asmerom, then way to go Queen
      Are u falling the news back home, our home
      backhome= Sudan:-)
      I am sure “Asawerom” this way over the top for Nitricc’s head and he will run to MS for treanstlation, MS may not know the meaning of Asawerom but he sure does how to do Asawerom -)

      • Nitricc

        Hi Semere hahahaha it is done deliberately. it is the new Weyane-Digital things. dedebit is always dedebit.

      • Hayat Adem

        Hi Semere, the lionheart
        Yes, i am following everybit of it. Today, 5hw new leader was on bbc hardtalk. He sounded a calm and wise guy. Our Sudanese brothers and sisters have started asking Egypt to back off from inserting its nose in their affairs. For obvious reasons I am all soft-hearted for Sudan. Yes, they are like my other countey people.I am worried for them. I don’t want Sudan so enter the same path Egypt and Libiya went.
        Asawerom is on purpose.

        • iSem

          Thanks Hayat:
          the latest news brought memories of Sudan as I remember where I was what I was doing when I woke up to Al-Bashir. Good luck to them,Dangerous time but the MC sounds calm and lets hope the soldiers do not run the country again. See how our soldier here behave: Nitric and MS, I mean 🙂

    • Mahmud Saleh

      Selam Hayat
      I didn’t get this in time since you put it for the attention of the general reader. Anyway, I watched the part of professor Asmerom’s interview that you are fixated on. I urge people to watch it and make their own conclusions. I have made mine, and taken within its context, there is nothing wrong with it.
      As a female I would expect you to sympathize with the women who had been raped repetitively. They spoke up and it is documented. Instead you are writing a long Hateta about how great Tigray rulers were!!

      If your audience were folks like my bad friend Semere Andom and the like, your long Hateta is in its place. However, you directed it to the great blink and me. Well, I will tell you that the entire Eritrean societies had been decimated by the rulers you are proud of. They may be your heroes. But, please, don’t expect us to consume your propaganda. At every turn, you keep beautifying barbaric rulers and we will keep reminding you of the atrocities they committed against our people. You did that with Haileselassie when we were discussing Onna’s case, and you keep doing it when we discuss contemporary crimes of your TPLF against our people.

      The irony is that you pontificate about peace between the two people but you are burying your head in the sand when the professor tells you how peace could be achieved.

      The professor was giving evidence-based answers to specific questions he was asked. He was talking about real victims (raped women).

      He was discussing complex historical and sociocultural issues. He spoke about customary laws and how they could be beneficial to settle conflicts; he spoke how the culture of banditry was seared in the minds of Tigrians, its spill-over to Eritrea during the notorious Alula rule and in the 1940/50s. He mentioned how Tigrian bandits occupied the border between Ethiopia and Kenya (!!!), thousands miles away from Tigray (!!!), etc. He was giving a comparative presentation between the traditions of societies, Oromo, Eritrean, and Tigray. If you want to counter his take, go ahead, without invoking emotions.

      Coming to your favorite word, inferiority complex, he was talking about the ruling class; he actually mentioned folks like SebHat Nega; they could be quoted form written and audiovisual speeches they gave. He spoke on how the name “Agame” evolved to be viewed as an epithet, etc. He is a social scientist and most of his arguments could only be challenged in that level; no emotions, please.

      What ticked you off is the fact that Asmerom documented the premeditated barbaric activities TPLF soldiers conducted on defense civilians. What really hurt you is the fact that pro. Asmerom said that if it were for languages, 100% of the Walkayt speak Amharic; therefore, TPLF could not incorporate them to Tigray without their consent based on language [My prediction is that Walkayt and other territories grabbed by the Tigray administration will go back to their natural habitat, it is just a matter of time.]
      Finally, I applaud your Wayanay principled stance, I despise those who are not courageous enough to defend their identity; their people and country.
      Lastly, peace could not be achieved by burying facts. Believe me, Eritrea will disentangle itself from the mess TPLF created, after that, it will continue to widen its horizon. It will be of strategic importance for Eritrea to link up with hinterland Ethiopia. The notion that Tigray rulers could be the deciders (gatekeepers) of whether Eritrea gets access to Ethiopia or not must be neutralized. If that takes sympathizing with the Walkayt people, so be it. Eritrea should develop mature relations with all regions of Ethiopia, particularly Amara and Oromia. Now, that will send your BP through the roof. Oh, I forgot, and let it go please, if you have a sense of puking up. Let the Wayanay poison out (read= your previous reply to me).

      Call me anything disparaging and I will not budge. Why? Because I’m confident of who I’m. Professor Asmerom spoke of the ruling elite. I don’t know why you would go banana on something all of us know, except those who have low self-confidence and self-doubt. The rulers of Tigray are well known for their treacherous behavior. He was underlining the fact that we should never entertain the “We are brothers” slogan,because he knows the people who are crying we are brothers are the ones who committed those heinous crimes. Therefore, the professor is warning that our engagement with Tigray should be based on a legal framework, and the first one is settling the border based on the EEBC ruling. And it will happen.
      Respectfully;
      ካብ ሓውኺ ሻዕብያይ

      • iSem

        MS:
        And that is not the point of your bad friend Semere issue:
        Teserae Btsay wedi Saleh:-)
        He can call them as having identity problem, he can document all their crimes, he can have his opinions about history, but Asmerom is a hired hit man of PFDJ, he has put a duct tape on his mouth about the equally heinous crimes of PFDJ and the identity crisis they have. You are spinning like you span the reason for your piece in Hadas
        You have to separate like you did before in a rare moment of strength the issue of PFDJ and Eri sovereignty,if yous till believe in it
        You should to be ashamed of what has become of your ideals under PFDJ, you should be ashamed of PFDJ for murdering the G-15 and yous should not have touched even with a 6 feet pole, the temptation of being published in a paper that announced the arrest and disappearance of G-15, some of whom were your former mentors.

      • Hayat Adem

        Mahmuday,
        I will give a simple ligic and spare you from swimming in a sea of cinfusion. Let us focus on Pfdj because the rest of the conversation an extention of it
        1) Is Pfdj a good force? No.
        2) Is Pfdj’s problem is the result of more of incompetence or criminal mindset. I would argue it is more of the latter. Example, jailing promunent officials and journalists for decades incommunicado is more of criminal mindset and has nothing to do with incompetence. Denying a burial spot for an ex-official is a trypical criminal mindset signature. Such examples are plenty.
        3) If the above makes sense, see how lethal it is for Pfdj is a group that has absolute power over resources and its subjects.
        4) You and Pro. ASAWEROM are Pfdj enablers and active functionaries. You cannot be trusted on telling true stories. Whatever you tell is meant to serve Pfdj than the truth.
        5) what we are trying to do here is trying to contain your hate spills so that you don’t leave us with strategic problems as a country.

        • Mahmud Saleh

          Selam Hayat,
          As you sent this one to me, I also sent one to you, that should suffice. Don’t worry about swimming, if you are up to the task comment on my reply point by point. Your subject was not PFDJ. It was prof. Asmerom. By twisting his words you wanted to pay homage to your favorite destination that Eritreans are “inherently ill”. You wanted to absolve the criminal gang of TPLF that stalled Eritrea’s growth. It is amazing. You could not even comment on the rape cases of the women? Blash!!

    • Berhe Y

      Dear Hayat,

      Just for the record, did he say “For the unsuspecting reader: does really Tigreans hate Eritreans? “.

      I think he was speaking about TPLF and TPLF solidiers. He did not implicate the people of Tigray.

      It’s important you make the difference.

      Weyane, say always, Shaebia, ShaEbia, shaebia…but we take as they don’t mean the Eritrean people.

      Anyway you look at is, the crimes committed against the civilian Eritreans of Ethiopian origin as well as what the professor document is, WRONG. And this needs to be acknowledged and someone needs to own it in order to move forward.

      Berhe

      • Hayat Adem

        Dear Berhe,
        I think we shouldn’t try to salvage him from his own inherent illness. One, it is impossible to cure him. Two, he should be quarantined to avoid contagion.
        He said, becuase the Amhara had ruled them with ironfist, they are suffering from inferiority complex. That is about Tigreans not the Tplf.
        He mentiined Yohannes’ use of Amharic as a court language as an example of inferiority complex. That was about the Tigreans not the Tolf.
        Berhe, we should be people who reject mediocrity in its all sense.
        The guy is a liability to humanity. He scratches the inner part of all sane souls whenever he opens his mouth. Eritrea benefits by excommunicating him.

        • Mahmud Saleh

          Ahlan Hayat
          1. You said “inherent illness”. What is inherent illness? Was it an inherent illness of Hayat and other TPLF cadres that you were insulting Eritreans of damaged or twisted identity? Come on. Like it or not prf. Asmerom is a world renowned scholar. Using phrases such as “inherent illness” is a gross offense. These types of judgmental assertions are rarely used. And when used, it is with great care, backed by evidence. You have no evidence (see #2 below)
          You may try to assassinate his character but his works are available for references for references in many research departments around the world.
          2. He never entered your warped world; his clear conscience was obvious for everyone who watched his interview without prejudgment. Because, in the same interview, he also gave credit to Axe Yohannes for judging in favor of the people who were accused of translating the Bible into Tigrigna. Remember that part? Please, do your Wayanay duties but do not insult us, not all of us consume your xaEda Hasots, just few do so, Semere Andom and his ganta.

          • iSem

            MS;
            I am wondering what has inspired you to lie these days
            Why did you refute the testimony of the 800 Eritreansyoung men and women who gave their testimony to the UN about the rapes and torture by your friends. And now from your writing I am sure you will be one of those ppl who would have obeyed the order to kill and shoot. Now you are all ሓርገጽ tears about the crimes Asmerom is telling, why are you ignoring the same crimes by PFDJ, why is a crime halal to u when done by your friends and bad when TPLF did. Stick to the points I am discussing instead of feeling none truth about me whenever Hayat challenges you
            Who gives a dam what Yohannes spoke or his personality, or his inferiority
            Again, I ask what is motivating you so much these days to lie and avoid truth and deny the torture and rape by your friends, your mentors. Just wondering.
            I am glad Asmerom has documented the crimes of PFDJ, although he is is the last person to tell the truth. The videos and victims would lie, rape victims do not lie, they actually hide it, why are you sanitizing, canonizing , denying the crimes against the young people who dared speak to the UN
            If IA makes longer, he will make peace with his cousins the TPLF and when and you will dance to it and I will call it the poetic, the royal screwing by IA of his supporters and that will be published din Hadas ዓልትርያ and and an other piece will be እግሎም ሓላል ዎ እግልና ሓራም again in Hadas ዓልትርያ

          • Nitricc

            Why did you refute the testimony of the 800 Eritreansyoung men and women who gave their testimony to the UN about the rapes and torture by your friends.

            Semere because they were laying. the same as what you did. You lied to your azz to get to Canada. Every refugee lie to make their case. You should not better than anyone. Regarding professor Asmerom; he didn’t say anything wrong. you seem to be offended maybe he is hitting home a little for you. Why don’t come out and tell us the truth. Your wish for TPLF tanks in Asmera turned TPLF suffocated in Mekele; I understand the pain.

          • iSem

            Nitricc:
            I was so busy, I do not have time to write my comment in robotic language. Why do you not go to your YPFDJ ghetto and talk like one, You head has swollen so big when ppl here felt sorry for you. You have no idea what I am talking about. Do come here and interrupt intelligent discussion whenever your boy friends break your hearts

          • Nitricc

            semere; I never lived in Sudan you know, so that is on you. lol intelligent? you are the dumbest Tigryan I have ever seen. loser, don’t you ever feel sorry for any one. in fact I feel sorry for you. The funny part is when like MS answering the call, you were in Sudan with your boyfriend. now what right do you have to question people? what a loser. Now your limitations cowered.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Nitrickay,

            If the report is from the enablers of the despot you take without scrutinizing it. If it is from the victims of the regime they are lying. Really?

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Ahlan iSem

            Well, Nirickay has said it, but I want to remind you that the issue is not about professor Asmeron but about the atrocities committed by TPLF which the professor compiled. As far as Hayat’s pain is concerned, any rational person who is familiar with the subject the professor is discussing and who is aware of the sociopolitical context in which he is discussing it can understand his message.

            It baffles me why you would make parallels to dilute his well documented work. The topic is his well-documented work which chronicles the poignant actions and behaviors of the TPLF in the occupied areas, under clear orders from the commanders, in a premeditated and well-planned manner, to humiliate the occupied civilians. What do you say about it? Just a clear answer. Do not try to to defend the barbaric actions by way of invoking PFDJ or or ShaEbia. You can discuss PFDJ and Shaebia in a separate thread.

            Sadly, I’m afraid your words are betraying you. My friend, do not try to make wide turns in a narrow dance floor.

            There is honor in what Hayat Adem is doing. She is standing firm to defend her Wayanay ideology at any cost. Why should she be bothered? There are loyal soldiers who protect her as an endangered species.

            So, no parallels, my friend. And if you do so, it is clear you are bringing parallels to defend the actions of the perpetrators.

            You keep asking me why I ignored the actions the PFDJ is accused of. I never did so. Never. But I never politicized them in order to make excuses for the TPLF junta and its aggression against the state of Eritrea. I separate matters concerning the state of Eritrea and policy matters the government of Eritrea should be criticized on.

            Nonetheless, I’m not here to defend myself. Feel free to pile up baseless accusations upon me. Just answer my question. Why are you trying to dilute the message of the professor? Are you ready to challenge him by presenting a counter narration? Tell the readers.

            A Tigrayet version is available in case my English is not that clear to you.

            Kab HawKa Mahmuday XaEda.

          • iSem

            OH Hamada, babu jemb Babna, Willful ignorance
            I am going to dumb it down to the Hishkib level:
            1. Good for all humanity that Asmerom documented the crimes. I said it 16 times, equal to the number of years that you spend in Sahel, fighting to lift suffering instead you, yes you by your unbridled support to PFDJ , though you are bridled
            The victims of rape do not lie, I am firm. You told us they victims of rape lie, just like your prodigy Nitricc. Say again, did the 800 Eritreans lie
            2. Since the same crimes are committed by your comrades, why is he documenting only the crime of TPLF, equally cruel but since TLF is no more in Eritrea, the PFDJ crime outnumber by far TPLF crimes which happened only during the time they were in Eritrea when your comrades failed to defend Eritrea and were packing to go to Sahel
            3. And why do u believe him and do not believe the 800 Eritreans
            4. So the TPLF that you befriended are now changed men, to me they look, talk the same, except MZ, they are all here, what changed except IA view and you danced for it
            5. Parallels? what are you talking about? crime is a crime. or are you saying that crime from our compatriots are less
            6. Oh Hayat i doing honorable thing by supporting TPLF? u see, in ur slip of the tongue, you have revealed deeply held conviction, some times it is good to defend TPLF. Ajayib
            And u have not answered my q: what inspired you to defend PFDJ and decided to prostitute your otherwise mighty pen in Hadas. Your pen, your promising pen, a pen gained, agaisnt all odds, even without the proper classroom, a pen developed in and out from classroom, in and out of trenches, nows servers despot a tyrant, that is shameful, u should have that pride not to honor the mouth piece of Hadas,
            a
            You have dodged many things, and I am trying to grab you by the bridle that has been in your face, so I can Eritreanize you and by Eritrenize I mean to make you feel the pain of your ppl under PFDJ.

          • Hope

            Selamat Mahmuday:
            Keep the machine gun fully loaded all the time,buddy.
            U missed to remind her this:
            “The whole saga of the nonsensical war against Eritrea and Eritreans by the Tigreyans was to retaliate for their inferiority complex for the Eritreans allegedly calling them this and that”
            Courtesy of Amb Cohen.

      • Hope

        Selam Berhe:
        Am glad that you belatedly figured out about the Digital Weyane warriors.
        Thanks for exposing the hypocrisy of Hayat et al,who conveniently and purposefully twisted the Good Professor’s Interview.
        This is the same tactic Hayat et have used to discredit Dr AAA and his achievements.

        She is a disgusting propagandist and intellectually bankrupt political acrobat .
        As Gen Nittric declared she thinks the Eritreans here are stupid when in fact she knows FULLY that she is dealing with well informed and sophisticated eri Citizens and Intellectuals.

        But that is the modus operandi of ‘Propagandists”.
        They believe that repeating a 1000 lies a 1000 times can make up some “truth”,thereby influence the naive and the “Unsuspected” readers as Berhe correctly said it.

        Mahmud Salih and others put forward the crimes of the TPLF and its followers in a crystal clear way based on facts;and that is EXACTLY what the Good professor is talking about and targeting at.

  • Selamat Awate forum commentators,

    Up to this point, our forum’s comments has been analysis that focused on describing the critical circumstances our nation has been put by the regime’s misgoverning and the brutal suppression it meted on the Eritrean people. The purpose of such comments of course is to generate a total rejection of the brutal regime by the Eritrean readers. For what is worth, judging from the rapid developments of events and the attitudes that are expressed by Eritreans across the globe it can be said these Awate forum’s descriptions and exposing of the regime’s true characters have reached more and more Eritrean readers and coupled with the overall global Eritrean voices for a better and functional just Eritrean government, has made tremendous gains and is impactful.

    In addition to comments that exposes the regime’s true characteristics, Awate forum’s comments engage in the practice of measuring the regime’s magnitude of strength/weakness at the every given instant of time. The comments fall short to go beyond gaging the regime’s weakness in that they do not engage in suggesting and acting as to how the Eritrean’s can further weaken the regime as well as strengthening the struggle to remove it. Suggestions and actions by the Awate forum’s commentators to remove the regime are nearly non existent and we either do not take advantage of significant game changing events and or are very slow to react to these time critical sensitive events. Short of the overall complete and accurate assessments of the current dire circumstances Eritrea finds itself, the contributions by the forum does not take the extra step of getting involved to accelerate the progress. Either the forum believes the conducive environment to do something extra has not arrived or the forum is simply content with utilizing the platform for only venting their frustrations and alleviating any phycological ailments the commentator is inflicted with.

    Any entity that speaks out loud on behalf of Eritreans and declares it is on the verge of commencing a mission to affect and completely change Eritrea and the Eritrean condition for better or worse has by definition included every single Eritrean across this globe to be part of it’s struggle, mission and all activities. For if it succeeds or fails in its mission every single Eritrean life and standard of living and existing across the globe is affected by the entity’s declarations and actions. If it succeeded in achieving the declared goals all Eritrean lives are affected for the better if the achieved change is the good outcome. On the other hand if it fails miserably in attaining its goals due to lack of capability, then every Eritrean life across this globe would be set back negatively and the same collective people’s ambitions would be fatally wounded never to recover again.

    The Eritrean, including forum commentators should immediately take as a given indisputable fact the inclusiveness by the entity of all Eritreans. The Eritrean, including the forum commentators should take the initiative to link up, open communications with, and engage to add to such an entity’s declarations and future actions immediately. With every Eritrean’s input of thought and actions to propel the entity’s future activities, assures the successful attainment of a better outcome and progress than the current time’s stagnant status. There should not be any wait and see or doubts of whether or not the entity is the best representative for me or us attitudes and the deferment of the vital participations and actions that are essential to the ideal progressive future of Eritrea.

    Ayya Saleh Johar, in his last engagement with me, seemed to take the counter productive attitude of doubt that the newly formed front for change in Eritrea as he expressed his perceptions of a possibly exclusionary and threatening entity the new front could be. These critical times and rapidly accelerating significant events, however, does not call for doubts and skepticism. Rather the call from every Eritrean across the globe is to include themselves by stepping forward and reaching out to those entities that have declared their clear goals and are acting and on the verge of exploding and expanding to greater tensions and sights. By the virtue of the entity such as the newly formed Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea speaking and on the verge of acting on behalf of Eritrea and all Eritreans, including Ayya Saleh Johar and the forum commentators, all Eritreans should realize the truth of their inclusion. And only the wholehearted participations and engagement with the entity/front, by taking ownership of the developments as belonging to all Eritreans, could the ideal progressive desired change in Eritrea by all be realized.

    Today all Eritreans including the Awate forum commentators should give the due respect and congratulations to the Eritreans for change in Great Britain. The success of their within two weeks turn around meeting these Eritreans in Great Britain/London called for and planned two weeks ago, they successfully gathered a thousand plus strong Eritreans and successfully elected twenty two Eritreans to be their leaders. Yohanna! Eritreans for change in Great Britain. Yohanna! to the Eritreans in Berlin, Edmonton, and numerous other cities who held similar large Eritreans for change gatherings. The leadership chosen by the Eritreans in Great Britain do not only lead and act for the sake of the Eritreans in London. As they are poised to affect every Eritrean’s Eritrea across the globe, they are also the people’s choice representatives for all Eritreans all over the world. As such, we Eritreans should be proud of these successes, view their group as belonging to all of us, link up and open communications with their group, engage with them and voice our inputs to guide and support their hence force vigorous progress. Every Eritrean, on an individual or organized level, starting with Awate’s forum should commence the sending officially the welcoming message of congratulations to these Eritreans for change of Great Britain. Follow with continuous engagement in the future and also commone the sending of congratulatory messages to other cities across the globe who are poised to do the same by following the great example of the Eritreans in Great Britain/London.

    Most of all Awate forum should zoom in and focus on the rapid developments and significant pivotal events occurring inside Eritrea. Awate forum should stand ready in order to deliver the fatal blow to the regime action on time and without a nano second of deferment or complacency. Awate forum commentators should discuss more of ways to link up with the individuals and groups inside Eritrea that are expressing their decent and discontent to the brutal regime’s rule and governing out in the open. It is time for every Eritrean to be the catalyst of the final resolution to Eritrea’s problems by inquiring and identifying innovative methods of giving input and engaging with all these phenomena occurring at this critical and vital present time.

    So let us, Awate forum commentators, start with our individual official welcoming message of congratulations to the Eritreans for change victory that registers an exemplary victory over this weekend.

    Yohanna! Eritreans for Change in Great Britain/London and to those trailing very closely from every corner of this globe. We shall stay very attentive and very engaged in all the next phases of the Eritrean struggle for justice you are leading.

    tSAtSE

    • Berhe Y

      Hi tSAtSE,

      They are part and parcel of the yiAkl challenge that you were mocking not long ago.

      I think you should start by saying, I was wrong about the whole yiAkl challenge.

      Just saying.
      Berhe

      • Selamat Hangol Derho Berhe Y AArkey,

        The mocking is very deserving to a TOOTHLESS without any presence INSIDE ERITREA talk only shouting “YiAkle / Enough.” You fail to realize what has infused energy and reinvigorated the diaspora YiAkl folks. It was the reading of the goals and aspirations of the Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea and the Youth Movement of Democracy INSIDE Eritrea. The within two weeks call for a meeting to elect diaspora Eritrean leaders was as a direct result of what is happening in Eritrea,

        Hangol Derho, it is beyond your comprehension capability what I have thus far written. It is your short comings that chose to see what I have been saying and will continue to say as “mocking.” Prolific will be proven to be what I say.

        You could have simply given your congratulatory Yohanna statement in this august forum rather than succumbing to your weak vindictiveness to tell me to say “I was wrong.”

        I was right then, I am right now and will be right tomorrow! Go back and reread my writings and follow as well as execute timely the progressive and well thought out directives you are provided.

        Hangol Derho, just because we stand for the same thing it does not mean we will not differ in opinion and the means of attaining our goal. We are not cloning the PFDJ and the repressive Eritrean regime. Don’t worry in a day now you will understand the concept of effective and just progressive struggle.
        Like you said to me in your last comment, it is you Hangol Derho Berhe Y AArkey that is ON MY SIDE!

        Though your lack of recognition and giving due respect to Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinett Eritrea and your stated utterly WRONG thoughts and opinion of the front makes you no different than MaHmood Saleh. Just take your hints of who in the forum has been warming up to you lately. Hangol Derho waHid!

        Msss Hmam riEsi Hangopl Derho Berhe Y AArkey meAtt darga geAAt! mss TTesmin Berberen.

        tSAtSE

        • Berhe Y

          Hi tSAtSE,

          At this rate I will not be surprised that you will be the first person to celebrate when IA is removed.

          You have no shame and you have no class and certainly no integrity.

          You know, I brought Hangol Derho to awate and just like your true character to steal and use it against me. Ask Peace if you want.

          Hrrr deAe bel, Eritreans will not kill each other.

          Berhe

          • Selamat Hangol Derho Berhe Y AArkey,

            Don’t be a migraine Hmmam riEsi. I am not their trust me. Take a chill pill and focus and discus concepts as opposed to nitpicking and quarreling about immaterial and irrelevant small talk meant to lighten the thick air. If it makes you feel better I will quote you like this “Hangol Derho” and “Hmmam riEsi.” Now stop take a deep breath and focus on issues and concepts that are staring you at you from your computer screen.

            Now I will tell you even more differences you and I will always have.

            You say: “At this rate I will not be surprised that you will be the first person to celebrate when IA is removed.”

            And here is the difference:

            Where as I will be the FIRST one to celebrate the achievement of lasting peace, unbending equal justice under the law for all Eritreans, the reestablishment of the legislative peoples representative government and and an effective strong functioning judiciary, prosperity and impressive growth rate in all aspects of Eritrean society! I have no vendetta or personal vengeance towards anyone including IA. WRONG again.

            You Berhe Y AArkey will be the FIRST one to celebrate the removal of IA and you may even go as far as torturing IA sadistically. Your hatred based and utter obsession for all things IA is not a formula for success. Recalibrate your goals to be the non personal good will desire of the ideal and progressive Eritrea.

            Now we are both FIRST at the same time to a seemingly one and the same change event but we aren’t necessarily with the same end goal. Who knows if you will stop immediately after IA is removed and berore the attainment of the true goal for Eritrea and Eritreans? Who know if you you will replace IA with another clone of IA.
            “Hangol Derho and Hmmam riEsi” let me close with the words of the prolific young EritreanAmerian rap artist Nipsey Hussle:
            “THE MARATHON CONTINUES!”

            bel bel mss Ayya Ismail AA keytebaEisena: abzi zeyedili haTew qeTew qoyqui aytiseHabibeni. tSibuQ gieru sgab zrideAka anne diHir Hiffir aykiblelkan iyye. Gnnnnn I promised Ayya Ismail to stop such personal attacks and degenerating language. So please stop the nonsense talk
            and refocus your energy in having dialogue on more pertinent concepts.

            As for you classifying me as an individual with no class, I forgive you. AyiteHazelkan iyyu, ayyHizelkan keA iye anne. It ain’t that serious. I am certain and confident of my humble class level and personal character.

            Senay meAlti,

            tSAtSE

          • Berhe Y

            See my edited reply

            It’s not nitpicking irrelevant stuff… you are promoting civil war that’s my problem with you.

            I want To remind you couple of weeks ago, you were telling us, how Isayas and reaproachment is the best and Isayas has the support of the people inside.

          • Selamat Berhe Y AArkey,

            WRONG AGAIN! I am not promoting civil war in Eritrea. Point exactly where I have done this in all of my writings. This is even worse than your nitpicking. Just because the name contains the word “Front” it does not mean the Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea is preparing and planning and organized for conducting civil war in Eritrea. On the contrary. My take is that they are a much more sophisticated and very innovative and will do all that is within their power to avert the destructive civil war in Eritrea. Why don’t you reach out and link up with your fellow progressive Eritrean activists Amanuel Iyasu and company and review the initial broadcast of the announcement of the newly formed front inside Eritrea and listen very carefully to the letter detailing the goals and aspiration for a brighter Eritrean future the new group communicated. You will find it very inspirational if and only if you are an honest person.

            Stay tuned and engaged in the conversations coming forth to you by yours truly. I am confident in the not to far future you will come to understand and accept fully this new phenomena ignited in our misfortune ridden Eritrean home land.

            Be mindful of the rights to protect and defend yourself from an aggressor or attacker. There will be sacrifices. Replacing the chants and shouts “down down dictator” and marching in the streets all over the world with the “YiAkle” “Enough:” “Kifaya” mantra from meeting halls and ball rooms in faraway lands is simply NOT the formula that will usher the bright day in Eritrea we all see. Sacrifices may very well be necessary. Don’t be naive and repeat “civil war” in line with the main culprit blind, deaf and dumb supporters of IA who are programmed and commanded to distract the new progressive movements inside Eritrea in their attempt to extend the life and power grip of the oppressive tyrants.

            WuHaTTiyo tebelkuwas tigisimo koynu patka neger. AND

            Sebayy delikhinn ChiHmi tSeliEkin ztemesele kemzzi natka temuaguatii ms teguanefoum iyyu. Force if necessary will be deployed to remove the tyranny and establish an Eritrea which is full with peace and justice for all. Who are you to say other wise if and when the Eritreans in Eritrea deem it necessary to go through an undesired but necessary civil war? Change will be from within Eritrea by the means chosen by the Eritreans inside Eritrea. Wake up from your hypocrisy.

            Stay tuned! I will be hammering on a lot more. I will slow it or dumb it down for you if need be but give it your all to stay caught up. Time is of the essence. A lot more work to be done.

            tSAtSE

          • Berhe Y

            Hi tSAtSE,

            I am no body and I have no control in what people will do that seems appropriate to them. I can only advocate what I think is beneficial not only for removing the regime but for transitioning to democracy.

            For that I don’t like to take orders from anyone telling me, my way is the only way and you listen to what I tell you or else ???

            Fetinito, dem TiEumina, FigiE Elena…

            You really have no idea how revolution is started and how group think really works. YiAkil challenge is happening because if group think / herd mentality is taking root…,google it you will learn something..,

            You should also look up “law of diffusion of innovation” and try to see how it’s being applied to the yiAkl challenge.

            If you recall, I told Paulos,, IA will not celebrate new year 2020 in Eritrea. I still stand on that prediction..

            And what a year to choose a new era on Eritrea…. Eritrea 2020. Clear and focused Eritrea, with 100 vision

    • Paulos

      Selamat Tsatse Arkey,

      It is the first time in a long haul of false starts that we witness the birth of the Eritrean spirit in its true sense. And in London, we saw the birth of leaders in post-Isaias Eritrea. I dare say that Isaias Afwerki is defeated square and over. It was just an extraordinary scene and event where a word [ይኣክል] became a voice and a voice is turned into a power to reckon with!

    • Ismail AA

      Selam tSAtSE,

      When I read your robust discussion about the issue you have been reporting on and defending, I pause and get serious, especially when you resorted to beautiful plain language – an indication of you having a serious and a credible message to deliver. But I almost instantly lose rythem when your seriousness degenerates to derogative person-person exchanges as you did with Berhe (the Hangol derho stuff).

      As you might have taken note of, my engagement with your contribution the past couple of postings has been limited to reading and asking questions with the hope people like mme would get more enlightening on the matter so that it would provide enough ground to engage and comment from one’s own perspective. So far that crucial part of your discussion is lacking or pending to put it with a note of optimism.

      What you are asking by way of this extended entry is for people (commentators in this forum by and large) to just follow suit and link what they do here in this forum to welcome and second the development in side the homeland. The only new point you added is existence of a “youth movenent for democracy” inside Eritrea, and nothing else, besides requesting hailing what took place in London without providing a clue that event and others got inspiration from the new movement you are publicising.

      Now, the point that I would to make is I prefer to discuss the birth of the new movement as an idea first before one can gather enough information that qualify it to be endorsed as a national platform with unifying and accommodative task program. If such information would not come forward, the people or let me say possible stakeholders would not step forward stay on precautionary lane of the matter. That was, I think, the message Saleh Johar intended to deliver. In a word, this, asking people in this forum to simply for unconditional solidarity and support is no message.

      • Selamat Ayya Ismail AA,

        First I will admit that even my ability to deliver a coherent message is under construction itself. I would have to respectfully and humbly disagree with your assertions of there not being a message in the very lengthy comments I have been writing. I have put on the hat of say a secondary school teacher lets say who has not gone through the proper credentialing in pedagogy who is determined to to deliver the pertinent message or messages to a classroom that is, justifiably, been blinded to see the most effective and fastest solution to a very difficult problem. That you do not see the message or a message forming is not because it doesn’t exist, rather it is due to my ability to communicate it with clarity. It could also be due to the conditioned same and stubborn way of thinking of those listening or reading. There are many other possible reasons I am quite sure. We must admit that not only is the problem very difficult but also any effective solution to the problem is going to have to be very multifaceted with numerous angles and dimensions of viewing it, expressing it and finally implementing it. Add to all of this the complexity of seeing the solution or the “message”, expressing or communicating it as well as implementing it and the many more aspects of the overall concept must be done all at the same time simultaneously. I can probably be convinced that yes there is no message whatsoever in my endeavor of late but I refuse to and don’t believe it. Maybe it is not a message after all but I guarantee you Ayya Ismail AA that for sure the message will surface from my activity. And not by me necessarily. The message may be extrapolated by an arbitrary reader or readers.

        My apology for your perception of utilizing degenerating language and personal attack towards Berhe Y. At worst the intent was to use the phrase “Hangol Derho” and “Hmam reEsi” as terms of endearment that Berhe Y himself utilizes in this forum directed towards my self and others, particularly Nitric. The additional intentions are to keep a very close ally, with the same desire of goals and aspiration for Eritrea as my self, the progressive activist Berhe Y closer to me as much as possible while at the same time convey the idea of that we will experience clashes of our opinions and methodologies at the beginning, middle and at the goal line of our collective journeys final destinations. We all will not be pitching or playing soft balls. Hence force we should expect a lot of hard balls to be mutually thrown at each other by all of us. With time and a lot of heart aching hard work our differences and attitudes towards one another will not only loose nearly all of the rough and smoothed out but a deep respect for each of our contributions and inputs in the entirety of the course of the journey will be for certain formed in all of our hearts. I do however accept whole heartedly accept your corrective constructive criticism to me and in the future I will take the necessary corrective measures.

        On Ayya Saleh Johar I would have preferred and appreciated his response and to the questions or request I directed towards him and I would have been able to assess the message he was trying to convey all on my own. His not continuing our correspondence which he initiated in the first place did provide me with a data or information that induced me widen my perspective and to think even more deeply about my message and the overall project I have undertaken. To give you an example, I am thinking now of whether or not there is competition or separation between ATV/Assena.com and Awate between Saleh Johar and Amanuel Iyassu? Is the mutual declaration of the tow establishments being sister web sites is shallow only on the surface and superficial or does real collaborations projects, paying attention to one another’s methods or stile of disseminating information and broadcasting with a healthy and genuine respect for one another’s efforts exists today? I am also thinking about the giants contributors towards our collective cause, those who give so much and who saw create success, like Ayya Saleh Johar level of participation and motivation to give even more to the cause now and in the future? What effect does their great success have on their state of mind now to tirelessly quadruple their activity in this last mile, the hardest, of the greater journey? But the most disconcerting thought I have with regards to Ayya Saleh Johar is has he and others been conditioned by whatever force to feel very included and represented in some cases and totally excluded in other cases that they feel does not pertain to them at all? In other words does or has Ayya Saleh Johar been practicing, perhaps unconsciously, self exclusion by presuming as not belonging to him any movements or actions that arise from what he guesses to be a certain segment of Eritrean society? Is there hidden and unconscious biases in the Eritrean psyche that prevents the must and necessary unity and trust of Eritrean society? If so, how should this be addressed and overcome by the efforts of all Eritreans?

        I am hopeful you will continue to read and give feedback to my message obscure writing with the your hope to at some point gain something valuable if and when I gain good traction with my current exercises? Though I am not nearly close to the conclusion, inevitably I will summarize and succinctly present the main points, goals and messages I plan to deliver to Eritreans.

        Finally I will leave you with a questions I hope your will answer for me and not disregard as pointless and without message:

        Given the current circumstances and very active events by Eritreans inside Eritrea and in the diaspora, what conversations, if at all any should be conducted amongst ourselves, should we preoccupy our serves with in the near and far future? What level of networking with one another should we Eritreans strive to achieve in the immediate, near and far future after giving due considerations and after conducting the due diligence necessary to our overall current conditions? What actions should we Eritreans be taking immediately following the successful voicing out loud our Eritreans needs and dire desires? How should we affect one another across our mainly geographical but also other categorical divides?

        Thank you,

        tSAtSE

        • Ismail AA

          Selam tSAtSE,

          First, let me appreciate you for sparing precious time. You summed up the response to my earlier inquiry by stating that there is indeed no lack of message (that will sooner or later emerge and be declared by not “necessarily” you) in what you have been profusely discussing but lack of “ability to communicate it with clarity”.

          Let me be emphatic and state that I do not believe the culprit is inability on your side but may be the need to exhaust salesmanship’s part of the job. My concern as that too much engagement for too long in this part of the matter could dissipate urge and enthusiasm for reacting and responding to something new that has common interest as endgame. ግራት ሓሪስካ እኽሊ እንተዘይ ኣብቂልካ ወፈራ ዓጻዶ ኣይጽዋዕን.

          By the way, I do not know if it had missed your attention but in one of my entries under this thread I had indicated some of us could have been smelling for some time in the air about something akin to what you have shared and trying to level ground for it. You may agree with me if people with such kind of information would be behave curious and try to connect dots.

          I regard to what we as change seeker should be conversing on, I agree with you that time for us Eritreans who have lost much in the past decades is of essence. We should not be wasting on things that did not work for us in the past, may not work in near future or far future. But, the problem that has been facing us failure to craft reasonable unifying platform people can trust and accommodative mechanisms to promote and execute it. It is after all, a matter of rally myriad forces of society in the framework national unity in the shadow of an evolving nation in terms of institutions flowing from set foundational laws. I believe articulating the national redemption program and presenting it in coherent manner not cumbered by partisan politics and tendencies will be half the work. At that point stakeholders will rally to spread the necessary network activities that will transcend geographical frontiers.

      • Selamat Ayya Ismail AA,

        Just to address quickly and briefly some important points you made:

        “Now, the point that I would to make is I prefer to discuss the birth of the new movement as an idea first before one can gather enough information that qualify it to be endorsed as a national platform with unifying and accommodative task program.”

        I agree one hundred percent. However I am of the belief that through our inputs and engagement with one another in the diaspora as well as the immediate vibrant measurable actions we conduct and the results we possess the power to elevate to the highest level of quality the tiniest of movements inside Eritrean regardless of its humblest of beginnings or first few steps. There are hints of the high caliber quality with regards to the movement I am publicizing. I have provided that information earlier on but will reiterate in my summation. More importantly the Diaspora’s level of relative freedom enjoyed and with the modern instruments of modern technologies of communications and other tools in our possession, at this stage it is the diaspora that should initiate all the reaching out to the newly formed organizations inside Eritrea. The diaspora should be understanding of the survival security threats limitation and all the existential materials and logistics shortages any and all budding resistance organizations inside Eritrea would be facing. The diaspora Eritreans are better positioned to do the majority of heavy lifting in this the beginning of journey towards the inevitable strong and successful Eritrean journey. It is us that should shoulder the responsibility to water and grow the planted seeds into a formidable high quality movement which we should not have any problems in endorsing fully. Why wouldn’t we endorse a resistance movement we committed ourselves to fully nurture and grow it from the time of its birth and at the time it was crawling on all four and started to take its first few steps on two limbs. Rather than expect and demand for more detailed information which is very difficult to flow to and fro, considering that harsh technical realities, the Eritreans in the diaspora with the excellent information announced thus far by ATV should be the ones taking all kind of concerted efforts and initiatives by assuming the position of transitional leadership of the united Eritrean resistance to injustice movement. There is information albeit little information with all indications of a high quality movement which I have communicate in my initial earlier commentaries.

        “The only new point you added is existence of a “youth movenent for democracy” inside Eritrea, and nothing else, besides requesting hailing what took place in London without providing a clue that event and others got inspiration from the new movement you are publicising.”

        There is more information and activities or events inside Eritrea which I have not reported on. As for providing “a clue that event and others got inspiration from….” I believe I have done that when I pointed Awate forum to the initial first meeting of the Londorners Eritreans for change in which they called to reconvene another meeting in two weeks in order to elect leadership and accelerate their forthcoming concerted actions. I stated how Amanuel Iyasu clearly gave the reason for the hurried call for the next meeting to be the formation of the new Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea making it the inspiration you mention.
        [I will try and post a link to the first meeting of the Eritreans for change in Great Britain/London this coming weekend per the posting rules/guidlines.]

        Finally you say: “In a word, this, asking people in this forum to simply for unconditional solidarity and support is no message.”
        I am not necessarily asking people to give unconditional solidarity or support. And you are right that is a “no message:” The messages are for the diaspora to build the CONDITIONAL foundations in order to naturally follow with solidarity and support for a product they took very active part in constructing. I am asking for engagement, ample feedbacks and intricate communications avenues amongst the diaspora Eritreans and the Eritreans inside Eritrea. My apology for the lack or clarity in not making the message to stand out without any ambiguity.

        Stay engaged! Thank you.

        tSAtSE

        • Millennium

          Hi Tsatse:

          Can you put the gist of your ideas in bullet points so that it will be easier to understand

          Regards
          Millennium

    • Hameed Al-Arabi

      Ahalan GitSAtSE,

      Isaias has reached his position of destroying Eritrea through partition, and the solution is through unity, as simple as that. It is not a rocket science. This idea was presented in this forum repeatedly, but the problem is there are some guys, in this forum, who hear their own voices only. The present change in the psych of Eritreans and their understanding the benefits of unity has cornered Isaias and his supporters. This is an indication of the right way that leads to victory quickly. Unity will demise Isaias tomorrow. Unity of Eritreans is the right tool that will defeat Isaias without loss.

      Al-Arabi

  • Blink

    Dear all
    Before one year I mean before the Abiy thing , Semere Andom said the following “We had relative peace when Badme was under Ethiopia, we can even have justice, democracy and peace even of Ethiopia occupies Asseb, it is irrelevant ,NO one is saying you should abandon land, after most of the conflicts if not all are about land And PFDJ is the last one to talk about land, they sell the land, that is the angle we are discussing And even if the border is demarcated today, the excuse will be land, we cannot have justice without first greening our land will be the new slogan.”

    How many and who from you upvoted this Semere view ? I am sure Nitricc know the people who upvoted and supported such things, I have them in list guess what these who upvoted are saying completely different thing now . It is just a new nationalist movement deeds born in them ,

    • Lamek

      Mr. Blink, I call you hypocritical because you made your activities private, not to mention an obscure nickname, but unlike you and I, iSem has his disqus account out in the open for everyone to see. So you searched his comments going back a year and you are trying to find contradictions in his comments. That’s hitting below the belt. No matter what, iSem has consistently been critical of the regime in Asmara. Details don’t matter, things change and we shift our positions based on the facts on the ground but the principle is not dynamic. Even then, I don’t see any inconsistency in iSems take. He indicated that for IA, the land comes first, not the people. It’s still true today.

      • Blink

        Dear lamek
        I save some people’s outrageous ideas just the exact date they make , I put dates and names as well as where was it said . For example I have saved some people’s erratic comments from this forum and that is in order for me not to forget who said what . I have a habit of saving things . Remember this is as a habit and if the time comes to use it , I put it there for others to judge .

        • Hameed Al-Arabi

          Ahlan Blink,

          Ohhhhhh! Really, you are very very sick. You always think about revenge, there is no forgiveness in your dictionary. It seems, you live in stress continually, and this will cause you dear in your life. I urge you to reprogram yourself immediately, endeavor to be a normal person. I am so worried about you, I hope you accept my brotherly advice to you.

          Al-Arabi

          • Blink

            Dear al arabi
            It is a habit I developed when I was a secondary school student and It has nothing to do with anything. Dear do this for people that think are needed a reminder , it doesn’t include people like Hameed though . I am selective about what I save . Remember yours can’t be saved do to the reason you know well and good.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Blink,

            You know, the people who have such cases as yours, they don’t accept to tell them, they are very sick. It is very difficult to treat such persons. I hope, you think profoundly about my advice.

            No need to take a note of my comments, because my account is continually open to visit it whenever you like.

            Al-Arabi

        • iSem

          Hi Blink:
          No you do not have habit of saving things, u are “jasus”, a spy and your comment about saving comments is a veiled threat. Save it, But thank awate for allowing you to air your outrageous claims and views that are against justice. We know PFDJ intelligence does not save the nation from war but collects silly info about citizens and then arrest them in the airport and I think you are one of those who pass that info so the hagerawi Afang so they cn arrest ppl in the airport.
          So keep spying on your ppl and one day there is a pay back even if your identity is hidden
          In the comment you saved, you prove me right, I am not sure if you get that. PFDJ will bring excuses not to implement rule of law that was the gist of it and it is exactly what happened: after the peace PFDJ hast not released a single political prisoners, Abiy did
          I consider many PFDJ supporters sub human, imbicile, it is not about political difference, and some are smart but evil.
          It was wrong to give platform the ppl like Nitricc, a man without principles and confused identity and u are like him, u vascilate between smart person and moronic, u cannot even understand in the last two days you were making my past points. I was saying peace or no peace, demarcation or no demarcation PFDJ will never usher in rule of law. We can do rule of law and stop slavery even when the stupid Badem was occupied and by the way Badme was given to TPLF by EPLF in 1982 but they do not teach you in the pfdj spying orientation meeting

          • Blink

            Dear isem
            Come on , why would I be a spy for Issias and spend time here with you ? You are far better than that , I save someone comments because sometimes I find the person important and needs to hold his views as time goes people do forget . In my school years as well as now in my work I am known for holding records that I think are important. I don’t know how I developed such habit but I do it anyway . I am waiting for Issias to go and there is no way that I collect information about you and pass to Issias , relax and sleep well .
            You among some in this forum are important for me to track down what you say because isem you never know what the future holds .

      • Nitricc

        Even then, I don’t see any inconsistency in iSems take

        Hi Lamek; first I read the quoted statement and I say WHAT? then I remember you are Beniam, Ermias, mizan etc etc…… and I say okay now I understand. Ask Semere this for me, ask him to explain how he was in Sahil when he was 14 years boy, that is when he witnessed women EPLF fighters getting rapped by Men fighters then when he was 13 years boy he was in Sudan. Ask him. So stop from talking something you don’t know about.

        • Lamek

          Nitricc, get lost loser. Blink is deeply flawed but he has his principles and sticks to them. He is not attacking anyone personally. He is a great debater. Learn from him if not from the people you disagree with. You really need to outgrow your childish urges. You can’t be younger than late 30s now. Time to act your age.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Mizan, Biniam, Ermias etc and etc. you want talk to me about principals? really Lamek? everyone knows you man and you are the last person to talk about principals. You won’t tie Blink’s shoes let alone to talk about him. You don’t want talk about losers; how is the training on selling? loser.

          • Lamek

            Nitricc, sounds like I touched some nerves connecting your few brain cells. Good, mission accomplished. You can call me anything you want but don’t confuse me with others. Thank you.

          • Nitricc

            Binyam; Noooooo ; you are the last person to do any nerve touching. you told us about your training when they made closing your eyes and imagining some thing and open your eyes. you told us your self. if that is not a loser activity and low life things to do, then I don’t what is. Again you told us about your daughter. You told us about the church and everything. when I put it all together the Loser applies to you than anyone on this forum. So, next time you call anther person loser; you will hear from me. By the way how is your daughter doing? you say she the love of your life.

  • Mahmud Saleh

    Hello, the good people at Awatista forum

    “A source in Sudan’s judiciary told Reuters news agency that suitcases loaded with more than $351,000, €6m ($6.7m; £5.2m) and five billion Sudanese pounds ($105m) were found at Mr Bashir’s home.” That is about Sudan’s deposed dictator, Omar Al-Bashir. Was he hoarding that amount of cash for himself, or he was used as a transit?
    I think Omar Al-Bashir was used as an agent for the destabilization of the region. It is not hard to guess that the immediate targets were Eritrea and the government of PMAA of Ethiopia. Equally, it is not hard to suspect the prime benefactors would be entities such as TPLF, OLF and the myriad pro-TPLF Eritrean factions which have been making futile attempts to ignite civil war in Eritrea. Turkey with its military might and Qatar with its petro dollars are the prime suspects of delivering those cashes in sealed suitcases. You remember how some in this forum were beating drums of war when Al-Bashir closed the border and accused Eritrea of hosting an Egyptian contingent vying to overthrow him. You also remember how some Eritrean factions were wiggling to find a footing in Sudan. I can tell you that he would not let that amount of money sit in his residency; he would long shipped it somewhere else in secret accounts. That money belonged to Sudanese feared secret services and it was meant not to go through the routine banking system lest its dispersal not be traced back to the spoilers. Good riddance, Mr. Al-Bashir.

    • iSem

      Hi MS:
      That is old news, a few days ago. But your sock is shocking, dictators hoard cash. Saddam was found with a lot of USA cash in a fox hole and Gaddaffi, a friend of IA was found with gold plate piston, which is never fired and some cash in sewage tunnel. Dictators live like dogs eating human flesh and die like dogs.
      And am sure IA will be found with cash when he faces his fate. What would MS say then.
      Bashir hoarded cash for himself is the more sane reason, your assertion is in sane, he is a dictator and he does not have to keep money in his person to harms Eritrea, he can do it in many different ways. Are you thinking the banks will governmenttwill refuse his orders? I am not saying he was no conspiring against Eritrea, but to do it with cash?

      • Blink

        Dear Isem
        Where is your friend kibrom ? I would like to read his fake so called secret information like the Egyptian military plane , at the hight of kibrom fake news even saay was believing kibrom lies , now it would be fun to read kibrom lies . How is your weyane doing ? I mean apart from hotel prison .

        Now the 4 road connecting to Ethiopia is closed and I would like to see the seal that submitted Asseb to Ethiopia or a secession of Issias by his son as some of this forum old guys were saying , love to see that . Weyane are out federal government important positions and your money machine like Sana’a forum are all gone with that Igad is also next to die , what else is there to say about your old record books in this forum , oh I forget about your queen as well as all the weyane cadre like Eyob and T.

        What a time to be alive and able to read Semere Andom. እዋይ ነበር ምኻን ክሓስም .

        • iSem

          Blink:
          Again blinking from the dream and voices you hear
          I have no friend called Kibrom. Woyane is more closer to PFDJ and IA and MS and by proxy to you, sir or madam Blink. I will call you “it” until your resolve your gender for the forum.
          Semere Andom is not neber, his ideas are current (opposing PFDJ)
          And IA royally screwed you guys.I am using screwed euphemismically, use your imagination, if PFDJ has left you some
          Seal that awards Asseb? This shows you are lunatic, PFDj does not even give you a seal when you buy a house let alone when they sell Asseb. I am sure you will soon be neber and you will change your nick and go with the flow

          • Blink

            Dear isem
            At one point you said “To be blunt this Badme and border argument is the stupidest argument” is there anything else?

            I don’t support any dictator in any shape or forum and I always raise my hand to oppose any injustice anywhere in the world . Remember you were an apologist for weyane with your princess hayat . So for me any injuries on any one without any lawful reason is always a crime . I always believe in a lawful land the thieves have the smallest chance to use anything to their advantage unless you acted like a banker or stockholders an illiterate seller .

          • iSem

            BlinK
            Stop lying, It good for you, give it a shot, actually a new scientific research found that telling truth strengthens your immune system, check it out
            Yes, the Badem issue and suspending liberties and disappear ppl that you applauded was stupid thing and now PFDJ does not even mention border making fools out of you guys
            No, I was never apologist look up the meaning of the words you use: I am not going to repeat here, read my comments, they are not hidden. TPLF did better for their ppl than EPLF and u guys for their ppl. I repeat, TPLF was introduced to us by MS and his friends and it was kosher for them to use them and it should be kosher of us to get their help. I have principle, u have none.
            I am not going to answer why MS’s article to get space, cus it is most stupid question in par with the Badme issue to suspending liberties. I answered it and Sal answered.
            You are one of the guys or gals or whoever you are, u are supportive of teh suffering of the ppl of Eri by PFDJ.

            My issue of liberty is getting more traction now and am happy about it and the stupidity of hugging Badme and trees at the expense of our suffering is getting more stupid. So I am happy.
            IA screwed you guys and he did it poetically and it delights me. Yes it delights me when you are taken for a ride, because you decided not think.
            Please do not distract we are discussing the duplicity of MS, with his raising his hand to talk about the linguistic merits of a PFDJ, that is called tewefayinet. He can answer for himself. Now I want to see the seal that demarcates Badme, i told you Badme is negligible issue and IA agreed with me, it is so negligible that the peace process can proceed without demarcation. ANy one who bought the Badme issue, including u, if any honor left in you, you should commit suicide now

        • Hameed Al-Arabi

          Ahlan Blink,

          It was understood before two days that you will come and inform us that the border is sealed, and all what you were saying in this forum was lies. But I wonder, where are you going to hide, “ብዘይቃልዓለም ሂበካ ኣለኹ መሪሕነት ምርሓሓና”, Dr. Abie Ahmed representation of Eritrea in Italy and Europe, the Ethiopian navy, construction of roads, etc.?

          Definitely, you have danced when the border opened, and you have spoken about many benefits of that rapprochement. Now, tell us why do you sealed the border?

          Al-Arabi

  • iSem

    Hi All:
    The Forum again is Hijacked: Deja vu: when a lady asked Sebhat Ephrem, the now rumored to be comatose Sebhat Ephrem, that is, lest MS confuse him with Sebhat Negga. And if he confuses him, forgive him, as some times brother in -laws resemble each other.
    Sebhat Ephrem, when asked about Dr. Tesfazion Medhanie’s book the former defense minister replied, “who is this Fessahazion, Andetsion guy. Yea he has a sexy last name, Ephrem, the son of Joseph, but you know what I am saying. So MS as a protégé of Sebhat Epherem and by extension Sebhat Negga, (Negg means: ወጊሑ፤ በርሃው ኢሉ፤ ጸሃይና መሊአ ዓሪባ) ,
    Now MS is applying the hijacking tactic he perfected in the creeks and cracks. The discussion was never about TPLF or Woyane, it was about his piece that was published by Hadas. Sal had a good challenge for him, a had the second best challenge for him. But Sal is even kind he suggested MS write a homage to a veteran fighter who is in prison. Oh and while am there. Let me share that TPLF paid tribute to Ghidey Gramtsion and Aregawi Berehane, who were the TPLF’s Menkae version when TPLF celebbrated its 40th birth day.
    So do not let MS hijack the discussion. And for the history lovers, Eritreans were first introduced to TPLF and Woyenti by MS and his ilk. So if we want to talk about the TPLF, let us talk about their genesis, who is TPLF, let us be be inclusive like Hadas Eritrea, which is so inclusive that it published a piece by one of the leading justice’s seekers, Mahmud Saleh, or affectionately known as Wendi Saleh or masquerading as MS ሻዕቢየታይ isntead of MS ህግድፈታይ.

    So whenever MS brings TPLF stick to his piece, he has not addressed that and he considers all of us morons by dodging and bringing TPLF

    • Nitricc

      Hi Semere; when your TPLF thug Hayat hijacked this forum for years buy you have the bone to call out Mahmuday. He does not need to hijack anything. He is the man of integrity who has done what needed to done to the greatest good. Get this to your thick head, when you were memorizing your lies to your immigration officer; Mahmuday was answering the call of his people and country. do you see the difference? You are nothing but a happy slave of the west.

      • iSem

        Hi Nitricc:
        Hijack means outside side the topic: If the topic is TPLF we can discuss it. But the discussion was about MS’s publication in Hadas;
        Look up hijack. If a plane is supposed to land in Dedebit International airport and Lt. General Nitricc of Ghetto forces the captain to land in Sawa that is hijacking 😉
        Get this into your one celled brain; I never memorized immigration answers lies. And speaking of slave, why are u slaving for the USA army, go to Eritrea then I will respect u, until then I will considered u a protozoan Nitricc. Do not pick fights with me, debate if u want, u can learn a thing or two and I can too < I have a keen interest in Military science, or is it art or vood?

  • Haile S.

    Selam Awate people,

    (Moderator, I am placing this poem/comment here as I feel it is not far from what is being discussed under this thread)

    Eritrea and International Days

    ከም በዓለ-እግዚሔር፡ ጋብር፡ ማርያም፡ ኣምናተኽለ
    International day ተኽብር ኤርትራ ዲቕ ብዝበለ
    መዘናግዒ ዜጋ ኮይኑ’ሎ መዓልታዊ ተሓምበለ
    መቑጸርያ ዕለት የገልግል ንዜጋ፡ እዝኒ መለለይ ማንቲለ

    International Earth day ትማሊ ተኸቢሩ
    መዓልቲ ጥዕና፡ ብቐዳማይ ተቐማጦ ኣስመራ ጸንቢሩ
    International day ይመስል ንኤርትራ ተፈጢሩ
    ምብዓሉ ምብዓሉ ዘይነብዕሎ ንኹሉ እንታ’ዩ ምስጢሩ
    እቲ ዝርካቡ ህዝቢ ዘረባ ክሰምዕ ክነብር ኣንቃዕሪሩ
    ሓለፍቲ ክእከቡ ክነብሩ ስራሕ ቦኺሩ
    በዓለ-እግዚሔር ብInternational day ተቐይሩ

    23 April Book & Copyright Day
    24 April Diplomacy for Peace Day
    24 April Adm.-Secretary D. ጽሓፊትኩም ኣይትረስዑ
    25 April World Malaria Day
    26 April Chernobyl Remembrance Day
    26 April Intellectual Property Day
    28 April Safety and Health at Work Day
    29 April Victims of Chemical Warfare Day
    29 April International Dance Day ተቖጻጸዩ ሳዕስዑ
    30 April International Jazz Day
    01 May May Day
    02 May World Tuna Day
    03 May World Press Freedom Day

    ሓቂ ድዩ Press Freedom Day ንህግደፍ ኣኾርዩ
    ሓዲሽ ኣበባ ኣብ ዝካየድ፡ ምሁር ኤርትራዊ ኣሰንዩ
    መዕጸው ዶብ መኮራነፊ ኮይኑ’ሎ ኣንቢብና ተወርዩ

    ሓቂ ይኹን ሓሶት ፕሮፖጋንዳ
    ብስቕታኹም ይለግበኩም ዝተወረ ከም ጸጎጎ ከም ዕንዲዳ
    ስንፍና ህግደፍኩም ዘህደሞ’ዩ ንምሁር ኮርዒዳ
    ንስኹም ክትስዕሙ ምዕጉርቲ፡ ካልእ ክቑጠብ ተቖጺሩ ብዓል ዕዳ!

    እዋይ ! ኣንታ እንታይ ኣኮራነፈኩም
    Press Freedom Day ዘይተኽብሩ ዓው ኢልኩም
    ከምቲ ካልእ በዓል ዘይተብዕሉ ከም ኣመልኩም
    ናይ ሓቂ Press Freedom ዝብሃል የለን፡ ዋላ እናበልኩም
    ጽራይ ስዋ፡ ፖለቲካ ዘይብሉ፡ ሓዳስ-ኤርትራ እናደጋገምኩም
    Press Freedom ዘተግብር ካብዝን ካብትን ኣራርዩ ዜና ዘቕርበልኩም

  • Paulos

    Selam My Good People,

    Today the last entry point along the border as in Bure-Assab was closed and as it happened Debretsion met today with a certain Major General—the head of the Northern Command to talk about peace and security and to complement the army for preserving peace as well. These new developments are fast unfolding in light of the recent cabinet reshuffle on the Federal level where Lemma is poised to take on the Ministry of Defence. And one only hopes that the reason the border is closed is to make it more legal and formal as opposed to what everyone is concerned about.

    • Kaddis

      Selam Gash Paulos –

      As expected the rapprochement can not be guaranteed with Isiaias in the picture. Abiy could be in trouble if he over promised and Isaias feels betrayed.

      The rest of the drama and crisis management, I suspect, is for Abiy to retain power; ditching election. Unlike the wise Sudanese who rejected the Gulf 3 billion; Abiy is compromised and over-promised no dam to Egypt, neo-liberalism to USA, Woyane game over for Isiaias, unitary Ethiopian glorious past to ex-Dergues and democratisation with Oromo in the lead to the Oromo change makers.

      Al Sisi invited African top players to talk Sudan and left Abiy – shows Ethiopia has no leverage against Sudan or even in the region.

  • Dis Donc

    Dear folks,

    For those of who speak or understand Castilian (Spanish) there is a great debate about their coming election. It is been televised on rtve. It is also streamline on any news outlet.
    Good debate all in all.

  • iSem

    Are we Supposed to believe the baloney that Wedi Saleh is telling us?
    First thing, love MS, love any former tegadalai who swears and jumps up and down that he is for the rule of law, love all unconditionally. But do not trust them. Never. And also do not trust that Wedi Saleh has come to awate randomly, that he even arrived to USA randomly. If sizeable Eritreans believed these things, we are emancipated and the change in Eritrea has hope. Because it means we will not be fooled.
    Now forget the content of Wedi Saleh’s piece in Hadas Eritrea: just think of this: a heavily censored Hadad Eritrea, a publication which has one editor in chief, IA, would publish any piece by a justice seeker, no matter the content on his news paper is ridicules and believe Wedi Saleh at your own peril, at the peril of out sourcing your God given thinking ability. It is all baloney and Tes was all right about his apprehension of Wedi Saleh who masquerades as Mahmud Saleh.
    Like the Sudanese TMC who sensed an opportunity for survival and ditched Bashir, Wedi Saleh saw the same and ditched his budding feeling about rule of law, even describing them as buddying is generous. Inconceivable.
    ‘’’’……. pretence of loving liberty — Russian, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.” Paraphrasing Lincoln, I like to say I have more respect for Sophia Tes and others who do not pretend about supporting PFDJ.

    • Mahmud Saleh

      Ahlan iSem
      Yup, the nooze is tightening around you know who. Thanks God, we are out of the bleak and desperate times when you and Hayat Adem controlled the dance floor. Eritrea is changing as we speak, people are now busy discussing their domestic issues; they are full with pride for not bending even 1 degree off their position of defending the nation and then commit to building it. Remember what I have been saying; ” Eritrea will be safeguarded and developed by the hopeful and the determined patriots.” The mission of this generation is not to lay guard for those who had been palling with our archenemy to have a footing in Eritrea. Change is gonna come and it is already here; people are already talking about how to move forward. So, my friend, either continue with Madam Hayat, or break your ranks with the folks whose game has been declared over by the referee.

      • iSem

        Hi WS;
        None sense: Do not bring Hayat here, if you miss her destrying your arguments say so. I did not mention her and it was not about your soul mates the TPLF.
        I am saying this; no matter the content of your article, which is book review of sorts and I have no problem with that, you could have done that any where, but you chose Hadas, that is fine too. I am saying it is suspect that you will be published in Hadas, if your were against PFDJ. You are a truth seeker, self proclaimed, that makes you a scientist and scientists experiments so do this experiment: Go to your FB page and say Enough to PFDJ, implement cost, bring all in prison to court and then send an article about a plant you ate in Sahel when starvation befall you, or a love letter and see if your piece can be published

        • Nitricc

          I did not mention her and it was not about your soul mates the TPLF.

          When a dog bites a man, no news but when a man bites the dog; it is indeed astonishing. Semere Andom is accusing Mahamuday being the soul mate of TPLF? WOWwwwwwww

          • iSem

            Niticc:
            what is your point? if you know ur history, you will know what I mean. Of course TPLF was soul mate of MS. Go learn, read, before taking to ppl like me who know the history of our country and ghedli

          • Ismail AA

            Selam Nitricc,

            I thought you are a veteran in this forum, besides being fully exposed to Eritrea’s liberation era story. You took me by surprise when you wondered how MS could have been soul mate of TPLF. I am raising the point of your time in this forum because some of us have argued on the basis of established facts that the story of Isayas and his PFDJ could not have been as we know it today if it were not for the TPLF’s role in Etitrea’s liberation struggle era.

            I hope we all realize that the TPLF did exist long before its divorce from soul mate hood alliance with the EPLF, and the two became nemises of one another, and to whose tunes members of both organizations have been dancing, and still do. This will go, on the Eritrean side, until Ato Isayas figures our that it will be in his personal interest to stand up at behind a Mekele town hall podium, put hands on his chest across one another and testify that from that moment on the leader is Debretzion or who ever will be the leader as he did with Dr. Abij Ahmed.

          • mokie berhe

            Salam Ismail AA. Indeed, slippery when wet. EPLF and PFDJ are simply not the same. One cannot compare the EPLF days of pre-liberation with those of the PFDJ (especially post-1998). Petros Tesfagiorgis has already before effectively rejected your position in this regard.

          • Ismail AA

            Selam Mokie berhe,

            The reverse is also true. If it wouldn’t have been slippery if it hadn’t been wet, would it?. PFDJ could not have become what it had become if it had not been incubated and nurtured in the womb of the EPLF, and its cognizant handler had not been Isayas Fewerki who has been uncontested leader of both. Petros and others can do and say anything they want. But the fact remains to be it is the facts stupid. After 1998 too, those who remained loyal to Isayas were members of the EPLF/PFDJ soul mate of the TPLF/Malet. TPLF had harassed, jailed, kidnapped and banished former ELF members to fulfil its part of the bargain, didn’t.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Ismailo,

            Indeed they were soul mates scratching and taping each other’s backs before their divorce and accuse their “victims” of treasons. For EPLFites TPLF was trustworthy than their brothers ELFites. It is because of their reminisce of the past love Affairs, that they keep bringing the name TPLF even the debate has nothing to do with them. ከምቲ ኣቦታትና ዝብልዎ “ነቲ ናታስ ንሓማታ” ነቲ ኩሉ ተግባራት ጸረ ኣሕዋቶም ምስ ወያነ ኮይኖም ዝገብርዎ ንዓና ከሰክሙ ህርድግ ዝብሉ ዘለው::

            Regards

        • Mahmud Saleh

          Hi iSem
          Firstly, Hayat’s has crambled, and on its way trampled you to a figure beyond reconition. See, the words and tone you are using are not similar to the iSem i know. With that, i trust the way pfdj is hanfling matters than the pathological liars in the so-called opposition. I told ymthis forum that pfdj is a lesser evil that Eritreans can deal with. The diaspora opposition has lost credibility, my friend. The recycling of mottos and names won’t do any good. The same personalities who were jumping and applauding TPLF transgresdion are now mascarading as the Patriots who care about the safety of Eritrea more than those who had paid dearly for its defense. When they here this, Tigrayet speakers say: Ajaib!!!

          • iSem

            MS: ente temselley am calling u MS
            You are doging the point. I am talking about you as justice seeker or PFDJ stooge. I am sorry. prove to me either way
            Now, u have this notion of me being a member of organized oppositions. I am not. In fact the first ever article I wrote in awate was critical to the opposition. But my stand against the crime of PFDJ is firm and I do not flip flop. PFDJ is evil, say that after me, there is not lesser evil, but am sure u will not remove the qualifier lesser because,,,,
            Your game is over my friend, the game you play here, what I know is PFDJ cannot be reformed and the fact that your soul mate TPLF is cocooned in Tigray is irrelevant to the fight for justice against PFDJ. And IA poetically screwed you, his supporters and am sure if he sleeps with TPLF you will dance to his tunes when they consummate their marriage. Stick the point am talking about.
            Eritrea has no opposition, diaspora based or inside. The civil societies did the damage to PFDJ, the UN report that you spent sleepless night discrediting, but that document will be there, not going any where, even when the game is over

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Ahlan iSem,
            The slithery iSem, you think you will hoodwink us??!! My friend, as a captain of the sinking Hayat ship, you guys are the epitome of the terrible “opposition” . Eritrea has many items to catch on with, and I am confident it will. The rest, time will render its arbitration.

          • iSem

            MS:
            Now, you are bringing poor TIME:-)
            TIME has proved this: that PFDK did not liberate Eritreas, that MS is not Mahmud Saleh, but Wedi Saleh. that IA and PFDJ sold Eritrea. Time has timed out my friend. Now I look forward to read your column in Hadas Ertra, specially this essay, indulge me, will you?
            ግዜ ‘ንታይ አለዎ ግዜ ሸባዕ-ባዓ and ንታሪኽ ንግደፎ:-)

      • mokie berhe

        Salam MS. For a long time, I was convinced that Eritrean oppositionists were paid by PIA/PFDJ to discredit, stymie and derail opposition movements. How else to explain for oppositionists very overt supportive, sympathetic and apologetic die-hart attitude towards the TPLF? I could not fathom that real Eritrean brothers and sisters would display such treacherous behaviour at a time wherein the TPLF blatantly tried its best to isolate and punish not only PIA/PFDJ but also innocent Eritrean citizens caught within the margins. I mean, I was convinced that no Eritrea in their right mind, could without immense guild and shame, support a lot of oppositionists that chose to side with the TPLF over Eritreans and Eritrean sovereignty. After PMAA came to power and quickly expressed his unconditional support for the EEBC decision, this same group engaged in a relentless attack on PMAA and endless pursuit of conspiracy theories while still sympathising and protecting a very wounded TPLF. I find this behaviour immensely unimaginable and confusing, for how could a group of so-called oppositionists, who frequently and unnecessarily shower each other with accolades in the form of Doctor, Professor and Queen titles; be taken seriously? If not PIA/PFDJ or even maybe the TPLF, somebody must be paying this group of lost souls to totally incapacitate the Eritrean opposition movement for it is completely void of trust.

        • Hameed Al-Arabi

          Ahlan Mokie Berhe

          There is a gap in the way you connect issues to come out with a matured analysis. The biggest problem, the people of Eritrea faces, is Isaias. The problem is not the enemy, but the HEAD of nation and crisis management in the country. My friend, speak about Isaias who failed in all fields of management whether it be political, economical, social, etc. Isaias, as the head of the country, should save the nation from bankruptcy, social division, international blockade and sovereignty. Isaias and his regime failed to win hearts of the Eritrean people. On contrary, he was evacuating the country from her people. Isaias was destroying the Eritrean people to hand Eritrea to Ethiopia. He thought the people of Eritrea are dead, but he was mistaken. The people of Eritrea are alive, and will exist alive even after the demise of Isaias and his regime.

          Today, the entire people of Eritrea are opposition; they don’t sleep with their enemies. The very entity, that gave chance for TPLF and PMAA and Amara extremists to stuff their noses in the Eritrean issues, is Isaias. My friend, politics is not the art of lies except for dictators and criminals. Politics is the art of management accompanied by transparency and honesty.

          Al-Arabi

        • Mahmud Saleh

          Selam Mokie Berhe

          Thank you brother. And welcome to this forum. You put it succinctly by saying, “I mean, I was convinced that no Eritrean in their right mind, could without immense guilt and shame, support oppositionists that chose to side with the TPLF over Eritreans and Eritrean sovereignty.”

          Well, as you can see, they are ubiquitous and actually proud of their position. Mind you, Eritrea and Ethiopia were in a state of war until July 9,2018. And we have factions and individuals who have been siding and still continue to side with the enemy of the state of Eritrea. This is not about PIA. This is about the state of Eritrea. I used to say (and this forum may remember it) that TPLF and its cadres do not represent the goodness of Ethiopia. And thanks God, I have seen the goodness of Ethiopia. The next chapter should be to give peace a chance. We should never let the gang in Mekele to dictate what the two brotherly people should do.
          Regards.

      • Hayat Adem

        Dear Mahmuday,
        I miss you, too.
        Mahmuday, if you can be kind enough, I want to engage on one simple exercise: draw a straight line. Mark three points on the line: “A” at the left end, “B” at the middle, and “C” at the right end. Think of what kind of Eritrea you had experienced and envisioned then and what kind of Eritrea you had after victory when you joined the Sahel front interms of these two value weights: “quality of life” (then/current) and “optimistic about a bright future” (then/current). Point B is your departure. So, tell me what you get now compared to what you hoped you would get then. If you find a big gap between the two, tell me if there is anything that explains the gap.

        • Teodros Alem

          selam ms hayat a
          that is a good question, but can u ask urself the same question that u ask Mahmuday and tell us if there is anything that explains the gap?
          do u think it is something to do with ” the result of somthing, or the consequence of it , is the out come.”? , like C is the result of A? Or it is the same old same old eplf/pfdj thing? am just curious, that is all.

        • Mahmud Saleh

          MarHaba Hayat
          I guess my trick worked just fine. I was sending signals to get you out and join me. I know, we miss each other. Isn’t that weird, my woyaneyti Hafti?
          Your question is fair, Hayat, and it is something I struggle with. But I kind know why you are seeing the picture of Eritrea you currently are seeing.
          1. Remember Eritrea of the nineties. Why? Because there was peace and every cent the country got was spent on reviving the economy. The trajectory was promising. It even seemed Eritrea was about to achieve what most liberation movements failed to achieve, i.e., moving ahead to installing a civilian government based on constitution that had widely been studied and debated on.
          2. And then, when they knew Eritrea was asserting its sovereignty by issuing its currency and by asserting in maximizing in trade negotiations, oour “great brothers” of the TPLF had a relapse of their chronic sickness of expansionist whims. They came up with the idea of grabbing lands and incorporating them into their “Greater Republic of Tigray” master map, started evicting Eritrean farmers from their villages; began currency and trade wars by declaring the Eritrean currency (Nakfa) as being a Muslim currency; and finally entered Eritrean territories and refused to leave when asked peacefully…things took the ugly turn we all know.
          3. TPLF openly declared that it was an opportune time to punish Eritrea and install a puppet government there, to punish and “break the back bone of Eritreans”….they amassed Ethiopian wealth, manpower, Ethiopia’s prominence in world stage…to their narrow interest of securing a backyard in case if in the future things get out of their control in Ethiopia. They embargoed Eritrea economically; they worked hard and were able to convince the USA to bully the UN to enact and enforce unjust sanctions on Eritrea.
          4. Eritreans who did not care to starve Eritrea to get PIA, joned the TPLF; they campaigned to tarnish the image of the country; they helped absolve TPLF of its unlawful acts by creating excuses for its blatant aggression on Eritrea; they became the tip of the spear for TPLF’s campaigns of maligning Eritrea; they worked hard to deprive Eritrea of assistance and investments. Hayat Adem recruited some of these folks. Well, to be fair, they would like to identify themselves as Hayat’s admirers. And we have the hard core Meles Zenawi’s disciples, who would excuse TPLF crimes on Eritrea.
          5. Now the hardest part is this: those who have been fighting Eritrean to keep it in the cold by depriving it from development assistance and direct investments are now crying how poor Eritrea has become!! That is just cruel, I don’t know if it is made knowingly or unknowingly. But it is just too cruel.
          6. I support the peace encroachment of the two countries, and the new zeal to work towards economic integration of the region. I had been agitating for such an idea for years before the peace agreement was signed simply because such an idea makes war less likely to occur, improves the livelihood of the peoples of the region. And the people of Tigray and Eritrea will be the first to benefit from it.
          7. To answer your question: I did not envision the current situation, but I also knew there were things that could not have been seen then, therefore, I know why we are in the situation we are now (as explained above). I also know, there is a chance to make up for lost opportunities. TPLF and its cadres are waging the fight of their life, the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia are adamant not to blow this opportunity.
          8. I am confident Eritrea will teach you another lesson of survival and rising out of the ashes of the conflict the TPLF worked so hard to keep it flaming for ever until Eritrea waved a white flag. Now, that has not happened and all those who fought hard to subdue Eritrea did not live to tell their stories, one by one, they are being tossed int the bin of infamy.

          ምስ ሰላምታ፡ ካብ ሓውኺ ሻዕብያይ

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan MS,

            A low-grade guys often make excuses. Excuses are a sign of failure, an indication of crippled minds. You failed to overtake Weyane in the past, and you will drop out in the future, even after the “game over”. You are an example of failure and shame, Hawan.

            Al-Arabi

          • Hayat Adem

            Mahmuday,
            Can you really try to blend some logical sense and honesty to your thinking?
            1) If you truly beleive the 1990s were good and promising a bright future for Eritrea, then you must be hell angry and mad at the very crazy person who spilled and spoiled it and turned it to horror.
            2) And if the 1990s were good and signaling a bright future for Eritrea, those were the only times Eritrea had been at a relative peace with its own people and with its neighbors south of Mereb.
            3) You guys, I mean Pfdj you included, are the biggest collateral damage Eritrea has to endure. It is true, you will go when you go, and we both feel that is nearing. Eritrea is really living a cruel joke to have suffered your endless mistakes and sins. But don’t leave bad heritages worse than what you gave us already. Do not continue making Eritrea pay a price for your mess even after you left. I was so irritated to the point of puking when i watched Asmerom Legesse’s badmouth calling Tigreans untrustworthy and many more. You guys have squandered the present and the near future already. Please, becareful not to leave a costly mess behind for Eritreans that cut into the far future.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Hayat: what you don’t understand is Eritrea’s prosperities and development was post ponded due your crab mentalities of your Weyane. Your literate TPLF tried not only to stop Eritrea from growth and development but to eliminate Eritrea and Eritreans all together. So, For Eritreans, there was one thing to do; that is save the country from evil TPLF with its allies the backward Ethiopians all out war. The war was to destroy Eritrea if not that possible ruin Eritrea to level of Somalia and then control Eritrea. That was your evil plan but thanks to the brave people of Eritrea and her leaders they let you leak your own wound. today you are reduced to Makele and the likes of Abraha Desta mocking you day in and day out. As far as in resuming the post independent dreams, well, TPLF and its crab mentalities must be eliminated and then only then we get to complete our promise. By the way how is digital weyane working for you? hahahaha digital my foot.

          • Paulos

            Hayata,

            I did watch and listened to what the old man had to say. ኣብ እርጋኑ ዝጸየቐሉ ሰብኣይ! ብጣዕሚ ዘሕፍር ዘረባ ብፍጹም ካብ ምሁር’የ ዝብል ዘይትጽበዮ ዘረባ!

            It is all envy and jealousy. That is all it is. Little does he know that the man who is scr*wing them over and over again hails from that part of Ethiopia not just a little, a quarter or half but a full blown Tigrean. Him and that woman in the interview are pathetic jokes.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Dr. Paulos,

            In Tigre culture such a person, we call him “Hawan,” almost 99% dead person, that even you take him out from recovery room.

            Al-Arabi

          • iSem

            Hi Paul:
            I am not fun of Dr, Leggese, I first watched him when he tripped over himself to impress IA with his “I am an Eritrean, I am an Eritrean” and then his screw driver thing.
            But good for the Dr. for documenting the gang rapes in Eri. Now what is left is he should document the gang rapes by PFDJ, and the slaver in Sawa and the kidnapping of underage kids.
            The two ppl who interviewed or chatted (Elal) woth him cannot speak Tig. Sophia cannot sepeak Tig and is more comfortable with Amharic and the other guy, listen to how he pronounced. “Kunotat”

          • Saleh Johar

            ISen,
            This leggesse guy’s speech is the most disappointing I heard in a long time. An old woman once said, “ nezi ikha 20 kfli temahirka!”

          • Blink

            Dear SG
            Are you disputing the gang rape done by weyane thugs? If so state your disappointment so that people can look at your views on the gang rape as well as trustworthiness of weyane . Beyond that he is the only person who documented the 1998-2001 horrible crime done by weyane .

            He is a respected scholar at his field and no one can take that from him due to political disagreement . It is shame that people who defend weyane day in day out are trying hard to discredit a scholar who made his contributions in a global level .

          • Teodros Alem

            selam ms hayat a
            ok ms hayat, like i expected u said it is all pfdj’s fault and Mahmud said it is all tplf/woyane fault, more of the same.
            Question for yo
            1, do u think pre-war ethio-eri relations(1991-1998) can be sestenable as the way it was for too long? If yes, how?
            2, do u believe eplf or elf envisioned or fought for democratic eritrea and for quality of life ? If yes, at the time of liberation war, have they ever solved any disagreement between eritreans democratically? in eplf/elf controlled territories, have they ever ruled the people and their own members democratically?
            I think the eplf liberation struggle was for independent eritrea and power inside country and to be part of regional power.

          • Blink

            Dear Hayat
            Yes the professor is right to say the Tigrians elite are untrustworthy and deceitful too . Remember it is only in Eritrea Tigrians have a road named after them , it also true the Tigrians invited an Eritrean for peace and reconciliation but they killed him anyway this is also in the old times . Remember the Tigrians elite has been not only untrusted neighbor but thrives to cheat . ንሓማሸናይ ብ …. was first said by Tigrians but I don’t think at this time a Tigrian can do that in Eritrea .

            Yes the professor is right weyane leaders allowed their soldiers to rape Eritrean women in front of their kids and yes weyane cadres allowed the deportation to be as ugly as possible by snatching a pregnant woman to be taken from her kids across the trenches by night . Weyane leaders ordered the bus drivers of the deportees to not use light at night in order to create more human damage in the border .

            Tigrian elites are untrustworthy and also thieves .

          • Alex

            Hi Hayat,
            I know sometime true hurts. Prof. Asmerom was right in his interview regarding TPLF and its army crimes since he followed and chronicled to what happen in 1998-2000.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Selam Hayat
            Dear Hayat, If you feel like puking up, let it go. Nausea is a sign that you might be poisoned. And you know your systems are ravaged by Wayanay poison. Let it go towards Semere Andom so that you may induce in him a feeling to let it go. So that we will have two cured partners.

            To the more serious issues you itemized, I will leave the pedantic discussions aside, you may want to read my reply to your admirer Kim Hanna. On professor Asmerom, thoughj, you are not handling his discussions fairly. As a woman, at least you should have given the rape accounts a serious look. The rest of his “untrustworthy” point was about the Tigrean elites. And you bet, how untrustworthy they are. Your problems is that your relations are limited, I suppose, to TPLF-admirer-Eritreans. You are missing a great portion of Eritreans. There is along history of treachery and cruelty attributed to Tigray rulers and elite. Mind you. I am not speaking of the mass. Therefore, he was saying that the only way we could secure peace for the next generations is by sticking to the legal framework we have which is sticking to the rulings of the UN sponsored border resolutions and arbitration. He was answering to a question referring to TPLF’s mantra of “the people must decide the border demarcation”. My friend, if it were for the people why did TPLF unilaterally drew the map of “GREATER TIGRAY” and went on to evict Eritrean villages fro their ancestral lands based on that map? If they are trustworthy, why did not they honor an agreement their bosses had signed? Far from emotions, i will challenge you based on facts, dear Hayat. So, it is untrustworthy of you to undermine the professor by taking his words out of context.

            ካብ ሻዕብያይ ሓውኺ

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam Mahmud Saleh,

            I have been away from Awate posting for a while, primarily because I didn’t and I don’t have much to say with the limited accurate information on hand and lack of time.
            However, I have logged in on occasion to glance at new information and takes of commentators on subjects like The Sudan. Hayat and saay are my favorite. I miss saay the most. BTW: I didn’t miss you much, Mhamud.

            M.S, when I read your response to Hayat just now, the most disturbing aspect of it is I believe you believe it.
            I am convinced you are dealing with a set of facts contrary to reality, no reasoning will convince you otherwise, kind of a religious dogma.
            The genesis of it is hatred, pure and simple. I just hope the blinders are removed from your eyes one day.
            While you and Nitricc pontificate about recent history (available in newspapers) the suffering of our people continues with the possibility of getting worse.
            Good day.
            .
            Mr. K.H

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Kim Hana,

            Welcome back to Awate forum. Sudan is surging, the last picture is still not drawn. All are watching closely,how revolutions are robbed or protected. It appears, the revolution in the Sudan will be robbed. I hope to be mistaken.

            Al-Arabi

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selam Mr. Kim Hanna,

            Nice to hear your voice!
            PM Abiy shumet seTew ende biye siTebabeq neber!

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam Fanti Ghana,

            If I walk into a bar and hear loud gibberish in English from all corners of the hall, it behooves me to sip my drink and walk out without saying a word.
            Fanti, isn’t possible that the world has gone crazy and you are the only sane person in it ?, o.k you and me.

            Mr. K.H

          • Selamat Mr. Kim Hanna,

            Welcome back! How about Fanti Ghana, you and ME!

            It would have been nice to see your inputs regarding and during the recent honeymoon like Eritrean Ethiopian rapprochement. It would have added more value to see more Ethiopian like your self inputs other than Horizon and Hyatt Adem.

            Should I read into your return at this time when the Eritrean Ethiopian border has regressed and completely closed once again? Surely Mr. Kim Hanna is not at his best in an environment and circumstances of “no peace now war”? I think not.

            tSAtSE

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam GitSAtSE,

            O.K, O.K …I, Fanti and you.

            BTW: No peace no war is no good for nobody. We are on the same page.

            Mr. K.H

          • Paulos

            Selam Ato Kim Hanna,

            I am supper delighted to see you back and grace the forum with your warm presence. You have been dearly missed. As you might have noticed, nothing is changed. Hatred is still here in this Forum. No concrete ideas or principles but an intense and menaced hatred towards certain people. As Richard Nixon once famously said it, “People may hate you and if you hate them back, you destroy yourself.”

            To their credit, the people on the receiving end are not hating back, they say instead, we are the same people and receiving Eritreans in hundreds into their adobe as they flee the cruelty of a sadistic man the African continent has ever seen. The Eritrean literati class in a broad day light are saying that “The Tigrean elites are not trustworthy” and are sending a clear message to the younger generation not to trust. Thing is, how many are the elites and what does the word “elite” mean in the first place. Aren’t the Tigrean leaders and the Tigrean people one and the same at heart and in psych as well? The reason the Eritrean literati are spewing hatred is envy and jealousy. It is pure and simple.

            The literati took advantage of the generous offer of the last King when he sent them abroad to get education and whom they left behind in their household back in Eritrea were not only family members and loved ones but Tigrean servants, housemaids, gardeners, cuctus fruit sellers whom they considered as second class citizens. The latter however, through sheer determination and will, changed their history for better and became masters of their own destiny and made their people walk with their chins up. And the literati can not reconcile with the new reality, they got consumed with envy and jealousy instead. And precisely the same kind of hatred is being reflected in this Forum as well. It is sad!

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam Paulos,

            I had a hard time locating your comment after I saw it on my phone, yesterday. Everything is changing, “improving” so fast these days.

            I thank you for your kind words about my presence here.

            Your statements about the people and the “elites” is on target.
            I always enjoyed your statements about a variety of topics.

            Mr. K.H

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Kim,

            Good see you back. Talking about “changing” and “improving” could you pls give us a feed back the nature of the changes and improvements? Again good to see you back.

            Regards

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam Amanuel Hidrat,

            I was attempting to describe the comments section. There is now an option “show more replies” which 6 months ago I didn’t see.

            It took me a while to find Dr. Paul’s response to me.

            That was the superficial nature of my comment of “changing” and “improving” I was talking about. There was no deeper meaning intended.

            I have to confess to you that I am not really equipped to talk about the changes taking place in our countries at the moment, because I am not sure what is going on.
            Perhaps once the world bank issues its report on the economy, any progress on GERD, and other digestible data becomes available I might say this or that. Time also is becoming a premium. When you take out work time and nap time, there is not much left.

            BTW: I have learned much of what I know about Eritrea from you and saay, thank you for that.

            Mr. K.H

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Selam KIM Hanna
            What’s up bro, I have a feeling you irrational indignation towards me because I happen to be among the few who demolish your house of cards. I am proud of that. I miss you though, and welcome.
            Dear Kim, you wrote, “I am convinced you are dealing with a set of facts contrary to reality, no reasoning will convince you otherwise, kind of a religious dogma.
            The genesis of it is hatred, pure and simple.”
            That is too far from the truth.I think I’m the only Eritrean who stated clearly that ” if durable peace were to be achieved the TPLF and PFDJ must make peace; the Eritrean and Tiray people must make peace; whether it will continue to be relevant or relegated to history, the TPLF belongs to the Tigray people.”

            I articulated those suggestions in a series of articles in the early stage of the peace rapprochement between the two countries. My only demand was and is for the TPLF to be compliant with what their former boss signed and what their current PM is agreeing on to execute. That’s all. However, as events kept unraveling, we saw the TPLF keeping its hard line stance against the implementation of the peace process and particularly, against the EEBC ruling. Instead, it is vying to topple the Eritrean government by inciting civil unrest.

            I also anticipated this and wrote in one of my article that “TPLF would look northward now that it has been unceremoniously dislodged from the power corridors in Addis Ababa. It is likely that it would attempt to create unrest in Eritrea by inciting a Cheerroo-like movement in Eritrea whereby it would create a conducive atmosphere for installing a puppet government in Eritrea that would secure a safe backyard in case things in Ethiopia did not meet its narrow and predatory interests.” Of course, Iam paraphrasing.

            So, my friend, No I’m not emotional, I don’t get carried away by irrational fears or hatred. As much as you don’t like to see me, I like you, and I don’t consider whatever you write here against me personally. We are discussing politics, and that is where everything stop. So, don’t act like a wounded soldier.

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam Mahmud Saleh,

            I appreciate your measured response. I have to reflect on it.

            Mr. K.H

          • Selamat MaHmooday “The Best” Saleh,

            “…It is likely that it would attempt to create unrest in Eritrea by inciting a Cheerroo-like movement in Eritrea whereby it would create a conducive atmosphere for installing a puppet government in Eritrea that would secure a safe backyard in case…”

            This is utterly false and a pure lie. Not only is the “Cheerroo-like movement in Eritrea” already established, there is absolutely zero hands or influence by the TPLF or any foreign power in its establishment. It is very disappointing that a Tegadalay who is very well versed to recognize the genuine desires and organically grown movement towards achieving total liberty and justice for and by the Eritrean people, would miss this natural continuation and evolution of the Eritrean Sewra for Liberty at the most critical and defining moment of Eritrean history. To see you not recognize for what it actually is, the same as the Sixth offensive you were fortunate to witness up close, this current grass roots organically genuinely Eritrean grown very determined and innovative initiatives that is standing up to fight the brutal repressive Eritrean regime in order to save the nation from a catastrophic end is very shocking indeed. What is worst of all is your futile attempt to taint it as a puppet project of the Weyane. Stop lying! Live up to the standards of the class of “The Best” Tegadaly for the sake of your legacy. There is no stoping of diverting Todays Eritrean MaEbel. Neither The TPLF nor the EPLF is equipped with tools and resources to penetrate and alter the just course and unified march towards justice by Today’s Eritreans only very independent progressive movements.

            You would do a lot better to serve the Eritreans you were ready to give your life for to add your voice and speak about the numerous wildfire like significant pivotal Eritrean occurrences that are unfolding all around you, It does not suit Mahmud “The Best” Saleh to divert Eritreans by speaking about the events and actions of the TPLF or EPLF catastrophic blunders of the 1990s. As far as Eritreans are concerned, the over two decades old games of the Weyane and “ShaEbia” are over. Absolutely irrelevant and quite frankly very boring to listen or read about. Stay relevant and SPEAK ABOUT WHATS HAPPENING TODAY AS WELL AS WHAT SHOULD BE DONE NOW AND TOMORROW.

            I am sorry to find now very credible iSEM’s / Semere Andom’s pronouncements and revelations about the “Wedi Saleh” duplicity. Come back to your natural self and live up to high standard of being the Mahmuday “The Best” Saleh. Otherwise all that you do will be a hopeless futile exercise in nothing.

            tSAtSE

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Marhaba Xaxe, the best
            I respect your opinion about me but I don’t subscribe to your views. I wish you success in your new endeavor and will ask you next year this time. Eritrea is changing as we speak and the people who Jace defended Eritrea are assuming the mantle of taking it to the next level. They will not entertain civil wars and bloodshed. Thank you,Sir. I know what’s Cheerroo-like movement and an a movement that challenges the states quo for taking the county to the next level peacefully and in an orderly way. The latter is happening as we speak and I’m part of it.

          • Selamat MaHmud “The Best” Saleh,

            Yes I agree with you “Eritrea is changing as we speak.” But you will be asking me in no less than three months time as opposed to “next year this time” if not as early as next week or in three days time.
            Your “latter is happening as we speak” that you are part of has not ever been peaceful nor in an orderly way. For the past over two decades Eritrean society has gotten more and more in disarray marching and migrating physically towards every possible direction to destinations in this world where there is rule of law, democratic people’s representative government and the liberty to travel freely without range restrictions on wide smooth traffic signals orderly directed boulevards and supper highways. Eritreans ran away from the most chaotic nongovernment in the entire globe, an Eritrea without law, parliamentary legislative elected people’s representative, a judiciary branch that has not charged and put to trial a single of individual from the tens of thousands incarcerated political prisoners to dispense its duty of meting out justice to the Eritrean people. And as for the executive branch Eritrea has been cursed with the very disorderly, on the basis of one man whims, authoritarian brut force directive which lends not a nanosecond of an ear to draw sound inputs from the wisdom of the Eritrean population that has been as violent as any government of any nation has experienced in the history of the world. Peaceful is NOT kidnapping, disappearing and torturing Joshua and many more of Eritrea’s nascent free press, the heroes of Eritrea’s armed struggle for independence Biteweded, Sherifo, DuruE, PeTros Solomon and numerous more other heroes and incarcerating the entire nation’s citizenry with utter fear that tops any and all brutal overt and covert violence mankind has ever witnessed. So it seems MaHmood “The Best” Saleh must be wearing horse blinders gadget because you clearly are not able to see and define truly the meaning of the phrase “peacefully and in an orderly way.”

            By far significantly short of attaining remotely the ideal goals the Eritrean Sewra fought, bled, and sacrificed life for, I regret to inform you the preservation of the legacy of your self and your comrades will not be attained by you or anything of your latter you claim to be part of.
            What are the changes and to what “next level” are you and that phantom entity you are part of will be “taking the country”? Will you restore and reestablish the people’s representative government by convening Eritrea’s legislative people’s representative government? Are you taking the country to the level of having decent with sound foundations of its foundations and pillars of government? How are these phantom efforts of yours of taking the country to the next level by next year this time you promise will be achieved?
            My dear Mahmood “The Best” Saleh, the gig is up! The time to put up and NOT to shut up by the Eritrean people has arrived. There is no turning back now or diverge the slightest of a degree from the very direct fast and effective path the new fronts and movements inside of Eritrea that have been ignited and have begun the most effective and formidable organizations and front Eritrea has ever experienced. Even the seemingly indomitable ferocious and effective EPLF of Yesteryear will pail when compared to this new Eritrean phenomena of movements for justice that is born out of experiencing the harshest of weather conditions and oppressions by both foreign and domestic home grown tyrants.

            Consider and you better weigh your favorable option with Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea which is the natural continuation of the incomplete as of now struggles of both the ELF and EPLF. All that is positive and good of your EPLF now belongs to its new custodian which the entire Eritrean peoples new revolution Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritea. And you are commanded to belong to it now and not a day later! Otherwise Eritrean history will not render you as a favorable and positive progressive fighter ever – including your heroism of Yesteryear which your nostalgia is clouding your rational decisions today.

            Please do ask me NOT next year this time, rather ask me no later than three month from now but you can continuously ask me three weeks, one week, three days from now or tomorrow or even immediately after you read this long Hateta. It is I that is part of “movement that challenges the status quo for taking the country to the next level peacefully and in an orderly way.” Yes IT IS HAPPENING AS WE SPEAK AND IT IS I THAT IS PART OF IT.
            I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT YOU ARE PART OF BUT I AM CERTAIN IT AIN’T PEACE FULL OR ORDERLY.

            Finally could you shed some light to the bizzare, and not so very orderly without any rhythm or rhyme the decision to close all of the border crossings between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Has irrationality and insanity set in on the Eritrean regime’s to think that the loss of controlling the Eritrean population may be due to the one thing that has been different this year – i.e the open borders with Ethiopia? Hence in for the purposes of corralling Eritreans in what it considers “peaceful and orderly” the repressive Eritrean regime reverted to the old status quo with regards to the borders with Ethiopia closing? It ain’t gonna work this time. The gig is UP! Eritreans all over will be standing UP, putting UP and NOT shutting UP!

            Zinna nay: “Meritet semmay ente telagebe kemm Aynni merfiE wela ente tSebeb” Lomi zemen hebi Eritrea, teQalasayy Erey zblukha’s entyy iyyu kikhewnn fiTretka?

            And

            “Had Hade gzie Cuinat metSewiEi selam iyyu!” Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea

            tSAtSE

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Selam Xaxe
            Wish you the best in your gig. I don’t comment on phantom entities. I will comment when it presents itself and will judge it based on its nature. So. Please, don’t expect me to dance to your tune. Thanks for the enlightening prose.

          • Selamat MaHmud “The Best” Saleh,

            “Terebaribna kandouh akhele: Hiji douh yHayish mayy mayy mstebahle: Terebaribna ina kinirebareb inna geinna:”

            Yes again you are urged to be very objective and delivery the high standard quality contributions to the unfinished and justified Eritrean cause by standing on the right side of history at this nation defining Eritrean historical moment. You have an even greater and more significant role to play than most. This is the last mile and the hardest! And as Nipsey Hussle aka Ermias Asgedom informed us “THE MARATHON CONTINUES!”

            HTHE — AAWET NWitsuE Hzbio Eritrea!
            tSAtSE

          • Nitricc

            Hi KH; where the hack have you been? How many times do you have to tell us the love you have for the master of deception, Hayat? why don’t you ask her out. I am sure you will have no computation, go for it. anyway you made me lough when you say…

            the suffering of our people continues with the possibility of getting worse.

            You sound like an Eritrean oppositions, they keep saying ” suffering of our people” and they go back to bed to screw their wifes.

    • Hameed Al-Arabi

      Ahlan iSem,

      I think, Mahmoud Saleh pulled to home-front from Diaspora-front, as a rapid deployment commando. This displays the home-front is in a very critical condition. I recommend to Isaias to leave the country in a hurry, before it is too late. I hope, he should not reiterate miscalculations of Al-Bashier.

      Al-Arabi

    • Brhan

      Hi iSem
      More respect to Sophia Tesfamariam , she tried to harm this website ….MS is saying at least Ahlan, when he comes here and let us cheer him…..do not you think a fish will live if you take it from the sea…..this forum his sea…..where do you think he will have an alternative to debate , argue ….the PFDJ forum…..I think he is bored there…..where there is not argument …..hade libi hade qal

      • iSem

        Hi Brhan:
        First MS is polite, u are right and we are in good terms.
        Do not be fooled, he is not debating PFDJ, he cannot debate them on their platform. His piece is good, it is about a book, a book about some history of Eritrea. The content, the piece are not the problem
        But it must bother you that PFDJ hosted him that is what am saying
        And ST, well if we fought PFDJ in the same viciousness we would have won long time ago and she does not pretend. I do not love her, do not get me count her crimes

        • saay7

          Hey iSem:

          MaHmuday piece:

          1. Re-enforces the Haddas Ertra narrative (it’s kosher to talk about what Ethiopian occupation did to Eritreans but never talk about what Eritrea’s Isaias regime did to Eritreans);

          2. It’s about a book authored by a man who is still in the good graces of Isaias Afwerki as opposed to the many non-persons (like Osman Saleh Sabbe and let’s say Ogbazghi Yohannes)

          3. It has nothing critical about the book: it’s all revolutionary nostalgia.

          Thus the fact that it was published tells us nothing that we didn’t know: anything that reenforces the Isaias narrative is fine and welcome.

          If MaHmuday wants to make the point he is trying to make (that Hadas Ertra is receptive to dissenting views) let him get published any one of the dozen critical articles he wrote here at awate.

          He can for example pay tribute to the leaders of ቤት ትምህርቲ ሰውራ: General Bitweded and Beraki. I will bet you anything that will never get published. And I will bet you more that MaHmuday knows it. So this whole thing is a goddamned farce designed to apply makeup on the dreaded regime that is saying Thursday Thursday (translate for Nitricc)

          I just can’t believe that those who claim to bleed for Eritreans have so little respect for their suffering.
          saay

          • mokie berhe

            Dear Saay7. I see on Eritrea Digest under your’2018: A Year of Dazzling Reforms & Stifling Standstill’, under paragraph 7. Sudan Closes Border with Eritrea, that you ask ‘Who is this “radical” Islamic cleric Mohammed Jumma that the UAE considers the most “influential” Eritrean and you ask “if he is so influential, how come I have never heard of him?”’. I am a bit amiss by your statement as Awate.com referred to Mohammed Jumma as a friend in a February 17, 2012 article called Kmbob: A Refined Eritrean Art Form’ and has reference him on at least two other occasions to include April 13, 2016 in the article Commemorating Eritrean Prisoners of Conscience.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Saay,

            Good to see you back. Mahmuday lives in a contradictory world of his own. He admires the patriotism and their leadership of his comrades (?) who are dying in a jail without a day in a court, but he also admires the despot who sent them to be rotten and die in the foxholes for decades. He is living in an irony of life.

  • Blink

    Dear all
    According to the reports coming from Sri Lanka it is said almost 790 people are affected by the Sunday bombing in the Christian Church as well as some hotels . 290 are reportedly dead while 500 are wounded . The government said sorry for the security failure and said they will compensate the families . American officials are reporting the attack was influenced by an ISIS which is an Islamic hardliners who aspire to take us to the caveman ages . How do a country face these lunatics while there are many apologists?

    Here is the country’s religion statistics, 70.2% of Sri Lankans were Theravada Buddhists, 12.6% were Hindus, 9.7% were Muslims (mainly Sunni) and 7.4% Christians (6.1% Roman Catholic and 1.3% other Christian).

    Why do humanity need religion at this age still need a deep thought from the religious people .

  • Ismail AA

    5elam all,

    I believe the people who are guiding the popular movement in Sudan are facing tricky challenges. The military has on their side almost all outside quarters excluding Turkey and Qatar. Even China, Russia and USA along the regional players like Ethiopia, SA and Egypt are in support of them.

    Having their back safe, thus, they are playing dextrous political game. They have tossed the ball to the court of the opposition and requesting the civilians to come up with unified position and a governing body to whom they cam over power. It means they are betting on the difficulties the civilians face to agree on such a body. They know the ideological and politio-social divides that separate those forces.

    Imagine how an uphill task it could be for Sadiq Al Mahdi’s Umma to mend relation with the Communist Party, add to that the role of the so called new forces that spread across various populist stripes. What we do not know yet how coherent and representative the SPA is. The risk that could benefit the military and their supporters is inability on the part of the civilian forces to cope with differences in their ranks and forge a unified position and draw uniform transitional task program. Otherwise, as time passes, the outside powers would turn the political arena to fieldcof rivalry and open the Sudan to proxy internal strives. People never opt for internal conflicts; they are imposed on them due to incompetence and egoism of the elites who open the doors to foreign interventionists. And on this regard, the record of the Sudanese elites is not that much shining.

  • iSem

    Hi All:
    News from Sudan looks beak as negotiations between the SPA and the military council stopped and the later warned the protesters to remove their blockage and pack it up. SA and UAE offered financial help to the Sudan and the protesters wanted these countries to keep their money.
    The military sensing its power challenged they sided with the protesters and now the MC is dragging its feet. ” The speed of the MC is dangerous for the revolution” one SPA spokes persons.
    This is a lesson that the military if not subservient to the civilian should never be trusted. How the Sudanese people pressured the military, how the umbrella of professional association organized the protests is something we can learn from as Eritreans. Even if the MC takes power and does not transfer power the civilians, this experience is a teaching moment.
    Wish the Sudanese people success as they claim their liberty, hope the holy month of Romadan soon to be observed brings the MC to its sense and hand power to transitional civilian leadership for 4 years period and return to the things they do best, protect borders and security and the wellbeing of the people and not run government

    • Nitricc

      This is a lesson that the military if not subservient to the civilian should never be trusted.

      Hi Semere: the original idea was right for Sudan, that is for the military to take care the country for two years and then transfer power to a civilians government. I understand the suspicions of the military but the change is owned by the people unlike when Al Bashir took power through codetta. So, I think it is a good idea for the military to assume power and transfer power in two years. there is no telling where owner-less change will take you. So, let the military assume power for now, if not dangerous journey is a head for Sudan.

      • iSem

        Hi Nitricc;
        yes at face value you are correct, but if the power of MC is not balanced by civilian for the transitional period, the fear is that they would consolidate their power to create a military rule for decades. It is a very reasonable fear. Al-Bashir ousted a democratically elected coalition government, so it was illegal, the MC responded to the popular protests and I suspect to make Al-Bashir a sacrificial lamb and continue the military rule. So dithering by the MC is dangerous for justice and rule of law. I think the SPA’s position of immediately creating the civilian government with 40% if women for 4 year period to mange the daily affairs of the nation while writing a constitutions and organizing and reviving the institutions is good idea.
        I understand you when you said ‘ f not dangerous journey is a head for Sudan”, You are talking about stability, right/ But the military can do that role, that is the reason of its being, but to lord of the nation for 2 years is far more dangerous, they should not be running the affairs of the nation.
        In 1986 when the military did the coup, they immediately moved to create a civilian government for one year and then the new government was elected. So the protesters are asking the same, but they are even more reasonable,they are offering 4 year transitional period as they learned from the past and they are not in haste to hold election in a rush, they seem serious about solidifying the roots of democracy lest a future trained killer (solider) does the same thing like Bashir;-)

        • Nitricc

          Hi Semere; I agree with what you have to said, correct but, but, but never give in to protesters demand. it is not only the demand is endless but a sure way to take the country in lawlessness and instability. I don’t know if you are following the current situation in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian protesters are so embolden, every day there is a new demand at the same times blocking roads, holding up banks and you name it. there is no rule of law in Ethiopia and god knows where they are going. So, my point is, I agree with you but Sudan better carful emboldening the protesters. once they are emboldened, say hi Somalia?

    • Berhe Y

      Hi iSem,

      The military have no business running the country, specially the way Sudan is right now, no civil war, no armed conflict, no ethnic fighting that the military is needed to calm things and keep peace.

      The problem in Sudan is civilian matter (as in governing) and there should be a civilian transition governmebt and move towards democratic rule.

      They are right to reject SA and UAE and their blood money because they wanted to bridge the millitary and setup government that’s loyal to them and serve in their agenda and make Sudan like Egypt ruled by the military.

      Any government that thinks and empower IA has no moral Justice that it can offer anything good to anyone else.

      It may be painful now but the Sudanese people will be better if in the long run if they have nothing to do with these governments and instead build their country based on democratic principles and become owners of their destiny.

      Berhe

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Sem,

      Imagine the nature of our EDF who are entrenched in the institutions of the nation (if at all are institutions by the way), and if somehow overthrow the despot, it will be the continuation of the same political culture to retain their personal interest. However, if a coup happened in our nation, they could save our nation from the ongoing “conspiracy” against our sovereignty and the “plot” against our people. Otherwise, change from a coup is absolutely low probability – call it the probability of the probability – a very narrow window. I hope this comment will pull out to my friend Saay from his hiding place.

      Regards

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Ahlan Awates,

    KNOW YOUR ENEMY: The worst enemy is to be your own enemy. To create your enemy by your own thoughts and hands. A swinder deceives those in a hurry to accomplish their mission. Those who don’t think and plan for the next step are mentally blind people. A word brings them here, and a word takes them away, very naive and simple-minded people.

    Al-Arabi

    • Dis Donc

      Dear Al Arabi,

      They say a revolution is either for a “taking” or for a “staking.” Throughout the history of western civilization it had been for the takin’. That is until they realized that it has to be for the staking. The results are all western democracies that we see today. Few countries went for the takin’ and followed it by the staking. Examples are the Far East and some Latin American democracies….

      In the case of Eritrea it has been waiting the staking … and has been so for 27+ years. People showed little or no interest. And so, some folks have decided that the time has come for the taking. We just have to sit and watch if it going to be followed by the staking. I hope so…. the people need it… more than ever in their history.

      • Hameed Al-Arabi

        Ahalan Dis Donc,

        If there are folks who aspire for taking, then they have to do it without the help of the people. To plan for taking, and use the people as fuel is inadmissible. Mostly, this kind of plans lead to a new dictatorship. It is a ready made prescription for dictatorship. People should participate in explicit plans; they should know where they are heading, at least, for the next 30 years. People should guard more their struggle than thinking about toppling the regime, for toppling the regime is inevitable, a done deal.

        Al-Arabi

        • Dis Donc

          Said Al Arabi,

          I have no qualms with you. In fact I tend to agree with most of the things you say here. I am only stating the fact that some folks realized that the people want nothing but to run as far away as possible, as fast as they can. Finally, I am only expressing my sincere hope that either the folks will relinquish, or be forced to relinquish, for the people to take part in anything related to their country that they all sweat and bled for. After and/or before!!!

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Dis Donc,

            I too have no qualms with you. It is just an opinion, and good will for the people of Eritrea. The people of Eritrea doesn’t want individuals or groups entering from windows, all who aspire, and it is their right, to lead should come through the wide open door in a broad daylight. I think, it is enough for the people of Eritrea who was beaten by the snake while they were wholly preoccupied by driving out enemy from their country. I think, the history they had with Isaias, who infiltrated in the dark of the night, is enough, but more than enough. I call those folks, who endeavor to slip through windows in the dark of the night, to refrain from elongating the life Isaias, and should apprehend the people of Eritrea are awake. I advise them, it is better for them, not to waste their time, and the valuable time of the Eritrean people. Let us all, just do the right thing that leads the people of Eritrea to their aspiration. Definitely, that will be good for all without exclusion.

            Al-Arabi

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Hameed,

            I think we all can agree and with the evidence that we see today (when the people have finally speaking in union) what the desire and in their heart was. I am so impressed and so delighted to see and witness what the people are saying. If I can be a little bit of biased, Eritrean Muslims that I have spoken in the past, have really understood the Eritrean problems and they have said and they knew there is nothing good will come from Isayas Afeworki. I can say with with 100% accuracy, the only exception (who is not in power or member of the PFDJ officially) is ONE and ONLY ONE Mahmoud Saleh.

            Even if you look all day and all night searching for supporters, you will not find any. And it’s not because of religious thoughts but they have suffered first and they learned quite early.

            I was confused by the rest of Eritreans, including my close relatives and friends. Again from these group (except those in power) the most majority of them will not speak publicly but deep inside, they never agree and support the regime. If you search about 100 of your close relatives you will find may be 2 out of houndred who support the regime.

            And there are these QidaH as you call them, they support the regime no matter what. I think there are selected group who are insiders that get organized in selected ways who plan and execute the regime plans.

            The problem all these years were, these were the people who are in charge and were doing all the talking and filled the airwaves, the meetings, the seminars and made the rest to keep quite at best or disappear and become disengaged at worst.

            Entay gedishuka siq elika nabraKa giber.

            Now we see the people are speaking out and the desire and wish of the people (the most majority 98%) is one and the same.

            When I hear people asking, yiAkl mflelay, yiAkl adey AdiKa etc, I say this was never the issue or the real issue in the first place. It’s the regime or those small minority with mega phones who installed that into people mind and the people started to believe it.

            Going back to your post, I think there is no doubt Eritreans have no problem resolving any differences that we have in civiliazed and fair manner.

            Because of his burtality, IA has played his cards, and he has nothing left to play that can allow him to gain sympathy from any sector of the society.

            In this circumstances, our future is hopeful and any harm that would come is directly related to the regime and those who want to keep the regime. So as people, we should never settle to anyone or anybody who tell us, we can do these for you, but you just have seat back and watch.

            We need to form a trasitiinal government (how can any government be worst that the IA called shifts governmebt) soon and go to democratic institutions. What ever the necessary is needed to get us there.

            Berhe

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam awatista,

    The key bahrachin song back again. Please listen what former members of Ethiopian naval force are talking.

    https://m.facebook.com/100007031380618

    • Nitricc

      Hey Aman-H: don’t you worry about what the old losers have to say. Eritrea will be respected, honored and revered by her own children. i promise you that. Sure, i believe in mutual business opportunity and respectful interaction but when it comes Assab belongs to Wolo; well we can not control what they have to say. All i can tell you is, let them come and get it. The funny part is this… there are dozens of trucks who are held up in Adama by gangsters for the last 7 days which the gangs are asking for runsem and no one can do anything about it. this shows you where the country is heading, for this people to talk this kind of garbage, it would have been more realistic to talk about their country’s situation rather than talking about dulustion. The truth is they can’t even get control of their situation let alone talking about Eritrea sovereignty. Despite our internal situation; Eritrean never negotiate about our Sovereignty; that is who we are and that is what we are and if they must dream, well dream is free. Deep inside they feel this shame the brave Eritreans what did to them and deep inside they know the Eritreans so to speak the never kneel down mentality. So, i wouldn’t worry about it.

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Ahlan Awates,

    The politics of denial and lies, the main tool of dictators. From where does a dictator emerge? Does he parachute from the blue? Any arrogant person is a project of dictatorship. I kindly request you to watch the video in attached link. I leave you with Hafcof

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUkGUXR42vU

    Al-Arabi

  • Selamat Awatistas,

    Can you each name at least ten Eritreans inside of Eritrea that are worth following? From all the varied fields of life in a society, can you come up with a list of notable names from inside Eritrea? The list can consist of philosophers, authors, medical doctors or healers, government workers, educators, community organizers, artists, entertainers etc. Names that would conjure deep contemplations and deep concerns in your minds should any significant event, be it positive or negative, occurs to them. Are there any personalities larger than life within the society inside Eritrea?
    As there is no legislative body of the Eritrean government since 2001, your list can’t possibly include Eritrean legislators or parliamentarians from the inside Eritrean society. How about judges? Do you know the Eritrean judges inside of Eritrea? Are there lawyers inside Eritrea? And if so, do you know a handful of them as well as their acceptance by the greater society?

    I suspect the Eritrean diaspora does not know the Eritrean people inside Eritrea. Note worthy Eritreans inside Eritrea who garner high respect as outstanding individuals within the society are nonexistent it seems. Surely there are plenty who command high respect from within the Eritrean society inside Eritrea like every other societies. Do you know of such individuals? Or is your world limited to the diaspora and its leaders or high profile personalities? Are you at all interested in knowing the Eritrean society inside Eritrea? Have you ever followed the limited periodicals inside Eritrea to get insight on who are the standouts among the society?
    Or has your focus only been limited to the few monkeys and yemanes and consider the rest of Eritreans inside Eritrea as irrelevant to the causes at hand? Should you commence to know Eritrean society inside Eritrea and who the standouts are?

    Honest responses to the inquiry can shed a lot of light on our complex issues. So please go ahead and provide your list of names of the Eritreans inside Eritrea who you consider to be noteworthy.

    tSAtSE

    • Paulos

      Selamat Tsatse Arkey,

      The ones that I know as in Drs. Fitsum and Tekleab are in ካርሸሊ።

      • Selamat Denmarkino AArkey Professor Paulos,

        I was confident that you Denmarkino was going to give me a list of one hundred. I will take your two while awaiting from the rest of the forum commentators.

        Would you please tell us a little about Drs. Fitsum and Tekleab? Why do you consider them standouts? And why are they in karSheli?

        But just to let you know, I am looking for individuals who are still roaming free inside Eritrea who command high respect from the greater society. I am hoping every one takes this inquiry and request as important and as a project we can all participate in.

        tSAtSE

        • Paulos

          Tsatse Arkey,

          In the society we live in, the first question a new inmate gets asked is, “What are you in for?” And most of them say that they are inoccent of the crime they invariably accused of.

          In a true sense, in Eritrea practically all the incarcerated are innocent literally and legally simply because the latter is based on the fact that they were never given the rights to defend themselves in a court of law.

          To get back to the two gentlemen I mentioned, they were rare of a kind where the future was not only bright for themselves and their families but they were precious assets to and for Eritrea as well. I knew both since my early teenage years when they served and taught Sunday schools as they left a lasting impression on me to crave for knowledge and to cultivate love for books of everything and anything.

          I specifically remember when both passed the matriculation exam with flying colours and got accepted to Medical School in Gonder and Jimma where the Church that raised them was immensely proud believing that they both would one day be the shinning stars and help the needy and the sick as well. What made them extraordinary was not only they both were bright students of the Sciences but they were ordained priests of the Orthodox Church as well. Fitsum became a Psychiatrist and Tekleab an Endocrinologist mostly focusing on Diabetes.

          Let me put it in a context: In Psychiatry, communication plays a vital role where the patient presents with issues related not only psychosomatic causes but social and other aspects as well. More over, a Psychiatrist who shares a common culture, tradition, language and psychological make up with the patient is well suited to understand the patient as opposed to a foreigner Psychiatrist. And that was precisely the reason that, Dr. Fitsum was very effective in treating hundreds of Eritreans with mental issues. Then a cruel man who shoots stars down came along, both men were thrown into the dungeons on tramped up charges where they were accused of weakening the patriotic spirit of the youth with the kind of sermon they both delivered in the Sunday Schools. They haven’t been heard of since 2006. They both lost their loved ones over the years and are denied of seeing their small children graduating into adulthood. It is a national tragedy to say the least.

          • Hope

            Selamat Dr Paulos:

            Spot on Dottore!

            I second you here!

            I was banned from a Pro Govt site for narrating a similar story of those two Eritrean iconic professionals and Jewels !

            Dr Fitsum’s role in drastically waking up the Eritrean Orthodox Church and its Traditional Orthodox Church Teachings and Practice and escalating them legitimately and well deservedly into a Charismatic and Scripture based Teaching of and Living of the Orthodox Faithful was a serious THREAT to the regime .

            That was his ONLY crime!

            The fact that the regime BANNED the Flourishing Private Practice including by the only 1-2 ENT and 1-2 Ophthalmology Experts speaks volumes .

            That is the Classic nature of Sadist Dictators!

            The conspiracy behind demoting Dr Salish Mekki(Honorary PHD) 3 months before the first batch of the Medical Grads graduated and his untimely death due to negligence along with the banning of the Pioneers of the Post Grad School of Medicine as well as banning the building of the BEST and WORLD CLASS Catholic Univ of Eritrea by the European Caritas are but few and the tip of the iceberg of the Sadist Dictator’s “Super Achievements” against Eritrea and Eritreans!

            So SAD!

          • Selmat Hope and Denmarkkino AArkey Professor Paulos,

            “More over, a Psychiatrist who shares a common culture, tradition, language and psychological make up with the patient is well suited to understand the patient as opposed to a foreigner Psychiatrist. And that was precisely the reason that, Dr. Fitsum was very effective in treating hundreds of Eritreans with mental issues.”

            If you only knew how much the value of a Psychiatrist who share a common culture.. means to me personally. I appreciate your sharing the story of these extraordinary two Eritrean individuals, Dr, Fitsum and Kaleab. They were removed and isolated from their society in order for a grand larceny theft of the greater magnitude to happen. Eritreans were robed of two of its outstanding leaders who could have played leading and influential roles in critical times such as the present. It is an Eritrean phenomena that is sad and tragic and I am sure it is all too common of an occurrence.

            I can’t help but believe that the Eritrean society post 2001 and 2006 surely has produced numerous similar influential characters like Dr. Fitsum and Kaleab. Even in the harshest of circumstances figures must arise continuously that gain the ears and full respect from the Eritrean society in Eritrea.
            Take the cyclist Daniel TekleHaimanot, tour de France’s King of The Mountain Pocadot Jersey winner. No matter what profession, post his athletic career, he chooses and does, there would be a certain orra of respect he gets from his immediate society. The recent success in global cycling rankings Eritrea has achieved, I am quite sure he had a lot of coaching influences on the young Eritrean cyclists.
            There seems to be a level of lacking interest on Eritrean personalities who are noble and influential that are held in high regards by the society inside Eritrea. We seem to think all high profile influential and extraordinary individuals are incarcerated and non have filled the vacuum created. Who have not asked who has remained and who has grown to such highly respected status for a couple of decades.
            How then can we stand up for a people we have not inquired about and attempted to know? For the sake of who are we waging a struggle for? Faceless and characterless oppressed people of Eritrea is it that the fight is for?

            How about starting the identifications and then linking up with such individuals?
            Can we each come up with at least five to ten individuals that we influential in their society today? Can we come up with a police man or a bus drier or a street vendor that captivates Eritreans in Eritrea? Can we then link up with such individuals and communicate to them we got their back?

            tSAtSE

          • Abrehet Yosief

            Selam GtSAtSE
            Do you realize you are asking for a hit list for the regime? Did you know that Daniel Tekkehaimanot was denied a prize that he clearly won in front of all spectators in Asmara? There are several influential people, they are under the closest scrutiny and constantly subjected to humilating orders simply to make people lose respect for them. Dont forget there is no one who roams Eritrea freely, even the very old need their ration coupons to shop.

          • Selamat Abrehet Yosief,

            My inquiry and request for a list of influential people can be amended to providing only a count of the influential individuals. The forum participants or any one willing to participate in this exercise will simply identify these influential individuals silently and provide a count of how many he or she has identified. At least for the first leg of the exercise. I am not necessarily requesting for publicly announcing names. That we recognize the existence of highly influential individuals inside Eritrea will suffice. For example, when the members and leadership of the newly formed front inside Eritrea comes to be known out in the open, and we find that those highly influential individuals we accounted for in the exercise turn out be organized and mobilized with and by the newly formed front, then we can put our full trust in them. We would accept them and commence our full support with all our capacities for them.

            There are numerous realities and opportunities as well as sacrifices and tough choices to be made for and by those of us Eritreans who are absolutely convinced that something must be done immediately in order the stop the further deterioration of the Eritrean state of affairs. When we are speaking out in the open loudly “ENOUGH” or “YiAkil” in almost every metropolitan city of this globe, we should be cognizant that in addition to demanding YiAkil or Enough there is also some courageous stances and sacrifices that must be made inside Eritrea if the progressive changes sought after are to materialize. Some extraordinary influential and courageous individuals inside Eritrea whom the society respects and would follow would have to step up to confront the regime. More than likely these individuals and groups stepping and standing up for the people’s rights have already made this brave choice for themselves because the Eritrean condition is at its very worst at this point of time. And they are obligated by duty to make themselves known.
            This may have already happened inside Eritrea. Eritreans in Eritrea may have organized and are in possession of a clear frail proof strategy and are on the verge of show casing it on the Eritrean city and town’s Godenatat starting with Godena Harinet.
            The Diaspora Eritreans may also encourage those highly influential individuals within the Eritrean society inside Eritrea to stand up to the tyranny out in the open by innovating strategies of saveguarding them from far by utilizing all the weapons at their disposal.

            To realize a democratic Eritrea will require the breaking of all the chains of fears bondage that has been imposed on the entire population systematically and by brut force for the past couple of decades. Followed by real hard work, ingenuity, open communications with one another, innovations and above all trust and unity.

            So for now can we all forum participants provide the count or the number of individuals we have silently identified. And commit to increasing that number by widening the net and peer into the characteristics of a large number of Eritreans inside Eritrea. We can start for example by attributing characteristics to the various professions and trade unions inside Eritrea.

            We should better start thinking broader rather than be gripped by the fears that some harm may come to us or to Eritreans inside Eritrea. The change is inevitable and the process has already commenced. And the Eritrean people will emerge victorious as our victory is certain.

            tSAtSE

          • Desbele

            Selam Paulos,
            Thanks for remembering those two giants who inspired thousands of youth in their exemplary personality. I used to attend their sermon in 1997. Keshi Gebremedhin is their third member of the Medhane Alem group who is incarcerated and later on Abune Antonios for protesting their detention was himself locked up. A tragedy that i personally sort of feel ashamed for not doing anything about it.

    • Mez

      Good day Memhier TSaTSE,

      Interesting exploratory thought of yours.

      It will have been more appropriate, if you make age limit–idealy only between 18 and 25 (….well probably to 30).

      Then you can start crunching your numbers, to get a realistic and probable model scenario output.

      Thanks

      • Selamat Memhirey Mez,

        Thanks. Your input made me realize something very significant regarding my model scenario output. You have shed some light on what age ranges inside Eritrea may possibly be deserving high respect from the society. Or at least they are poised to do extraordinary acts and will in the future be held in high regards by the society.

        That a vacuum has been created intentionally will be illustrated by the responses or lack of response to my inquiry. I feel this disconnect, particularly by the diaspora, of not seeking to know who are the most influential personalities inside Eritrea is a humongous obstacle for the realization of the desired progress in Eritrea.

        I feel Eritrea has its version of Pastor Martin Niemoller’s kidnaped and made to disappear communists, trade unionists, and jews and finally the me who had no ie remaining to speak up for.

        The influential to the society was made to disappear from Eritrean society by falling victim to unjust incarcerations, forced into exile and made to shut up. And the generation or two that followed was purposely made ignorant and gullible due to the inadequate education they have received. One wonders still however, within such a devastated Eritrean society are there a number of individuals who rose to the top to command the respect of their same society. Can we Eritreans in the diaspora identify these influence wielding individuals inside the Eritrean society?

        This is important for a lot of reasons. For the diaspora Eritreans it is important to know the very society we claim to be championing for. How can you stand up for and save a society you don’t know. A society you know not of the leading and influential personalities it consists of. We constantly paint the regime and a handful of its circle and never bother to inquire about the structure of the rest of the society – the governed Eritreans inside Eritrea. Besides athletics of entertainers what segment of Eritrean society is looked up to. Is it the bus drivers? or is it the taxi drivers? Perhaps the street vendors? And within these subset of the society which are the individuals that have the weight of influence?

        If there has not been to date then there shall be a concerted effort to research and know in detail every minute characteristics of the Eritrean society. Which segment of the society inside Eritrea is deemed trustworthy and empathetic? Is it the police force? or is it the truck drivers? Perhaps the ports doc workers?
        The forum responses with their lists to my inquiry could indicate the level of knowledge of the Eritrean society by the diaspora. And from that we can gage their capability to affect any kind of change inside Eritrea.

        I will be revisiting and elaborating further these points later. For now allow to reiterate the value you have added to my tasks as you pointed out a vital perspective which I did not but should have considered. Indeed you are right, the age ranges from 18 to 25 to 30 is an impactful segment of Eritrean society inside Eritrea and should be the first to be zoomed in upon.

        Note: My thoughts are under construction and apology for any unclear or confusing parts of your reading above. I am confident though the likes of Memhirey Mez are capable of extrapolating from the above the entire construct of the “model scenario output.”

        tSAtSE

        • Saleh Johar

          Hi TsaTse,
          It seems you know more than the rest of us here about the new group. You are so much sold on it that I see signs of excluding and threats, I hope it’s not the position of the “group”. By the way, everyone I know is wishing for something of that nature and working on it. But still, my advise would be to be careful less that could be an issue of division when it’s supposed to be a unifying incident. That is why I do not want to delve into arguing about details because by nature, such movements are not very clear unless one has concreted information. I wish we could all slow down a little bit.

          • Selmat Ayya Saleh Johar,

            There can’t be a possible time where I know more than you. I do know somethings however. You say: “…I see signs of excluding and threats, I hope it’s not the position of the “group”” I whole heartedly believe in everything I have written thus far, there exists not a single spirit of exclusion or threats. I wouldn’t consider my comments to stand for anything the Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea stands for but I am also quite sure the ‘group’ is not exclusionary or threatening towards any one.That is to say my never exclusionary or never threatening comments may coincide with that of newly formed front. Now in order to clarify any confusing phrases or paragraph I may have expressed and is being read by you as exclusionary or threatening please be kind enough to point them out to me so that I can correct my errors. Please copy such parts of my writing paste and quote them for and I will gladly and truthfully be frank and explain the error.

            I am glad you have stated the important preference that the issue should be that of unifying. However I wouldn’t categorize this as “such movements” that are not “very clear” because the new developments is much more broader and will prove to be the most pivotal that will for certain assure the transitioning from the current stagnant circumstances of our nation into the next very vibrant growth as a united society.

            Sorry mate! or Sorry twice Ayya Saleh Johar, slowing down is a luxury in these impending rapid changes times we will experience. I suggest that you and we all accelerate! See we do have disagreements after all and these differences are not a big deal considering the over all matter of things.

            tSAtSE

  • Fanti Ghana

    Selamat Brotherey tSAtSE,

    Thank you, tSAtSE The Great!

    I may know better? that is a laugh! The naming error was a blunder in my part. It is funny that I was lecturing Lamek to read carefully only moments before I was writing it.

    Good communication goes a long way. If ህዝባዊ ተጋድሎ ሓርነት ኤርትራ states its purpose clearly and reaches out to the people, the people should give it the benefit of the doubt and show their support. As you mentioned, it is domestic and that alone is a good reason to at least be curious.

    There won’t be any one organization that will satisfy every Eritrean’s ideals, but having one entity where majority Eritreans can call their own is as vital as the independence itself. Polarization has been the number one enemy of Eritreans, practically forever, and any move that have the potential to defuse that should be welcomed.

    If ህዝባዊ ተጋድሎ ሓርነት ኤርትራ promises to be better than the current regime even by a small degree, it may farther improve as it gains more and more support from the people. What I mean is that it can be molded according to the people’s wishes along the way.

    I promise to vote with the majority, how about you?

    • Selamat Oh Wisest Hippo of the Tekeze Fanti,

      “Good communication goes a long way. If ህዝባዊ ተጋድሎ ሓርነት ኤርትራ states its purpose clearly and reaches out to the people, the people should give it the benefit of the doubt and show their support. As you mentioned, it is domestic and that alone is a good reason to at least be curious.”

      Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea has done just that. They clearly and succinctly stated their capability as of now, and their purpose as well as their expectation from the diaspora Eritreans and included a directive as well.
      Amongst the very important demands of justice for the wrongly detained and disappeared and the return to the rule of law with a national constitution the are adamant and emphasized on the reestablishment of the vital peoples representatives government, i.e the Eritrean National Assembly. No decent Eritrean would find any flaws in the manifesto that was read by ATV issued by Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea.
      As their remaining low key and clandestine for the time being, they seem to have delegated Amanuel Iyasu’s ATV to do the urging of the people to mobilize and stand up for the salvation of the Eritrean nation. Through their periodic and presumably highly secure communications with ATV, they are leaving the job of readying the people to mobilize to the ATV while they show hints of their presence inside Eritrea with safer methods such as pamphleteering.
      Their strategy seems to be first utilize the Diaspora Eritrean media outlets to make it known to the people of the preparedness of the newly formed front inside Eritrea, excite and agitate the Eritrean people of the dire need to rise up in unison and grow their base inside Eritrea where they would start to engage and organize the people physically after they gain traction. As it is right now they have and are gaining traction inside Eritrea.
      I believe they have not as of yet reached out to other diaspora Eritrean media outlets such as Awate because of the lack of secure and safe communication lines.
      Thus far Amanuel Iyasu and ATV have the exclusive it seems, Amanuel Iyassu and ATV should publicize and shine the lights on the newly formed front’s manifesto clearly and succinctly stating the purpose. ATV and Amanuel Iyassu should broadcast and rebroadcast the reading of the fronts manifesto as opposed to airing it once. ATV should urge the other Eritrean media outlets to broadcast and print the manifesto in order to reach all of Eritreans. One single broadcast is simply not enough. The other Eritrean media outlets should also take initiative and give the lime light to the front’s declaration rather than viewing with skeptical eyes the announcements and new developments in Eritrea. They diaspora Eritrean communication networks ought to be able to recognize and understand the significant limitations and duress this newly formed front faces inside Eritrea. On the basis of what was read in the ATV broadcast, these media outlets should amplify it to the public as it is the job they were established to do. In essence, it is the duty of these communications diaspora media outlets to water and strengthen the new seed planted inside Eritrea which has been what they wanted all along to begin with. So, I think the reaction from the diaspora Eritrean press has been very slow. The good communications you speak of has been delegated to the diaspora outlets in the initial declarations. And thus far the recognition and counter reaction of the diaspora networks has been in my opinion unsatisfactory. The Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea can only operate of move forward with the very limited means under the very constricting environment they are in. But they did communicate very well their purpose already. All that remains or what they are waiting for is for the diaspora networks to distribute the information to all Eritreans inside and out side.

      For my part, I will try and get the transcripts of the ATV announcements and post it on this forum.

      tSAtSE

      [I am hopeful I made some sense above as I am writing with having slept very little.]

  • Nitricc

    Hi All; can some one honestly translate the take home from this clip?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=180&v=1MTX-wwZIIg

  • Millennium

    Hi tSAtSE:

    Was it Greek that you used to write before you started to write in beautiful plain English? I think it is time for you to revert back to that style (you were kind of writing in tongues…:) now the style of your writing is smooth and nice the content however is becoming too difficult to understand—is there such a thing as thinking in tongues?

    Millennium

    • Selamat Millenium,

      Do you desire a change for the better in Eritrea?

      Are you a believer in the capabilities, ingenuity, determinations, resourcefulness, and innovations of the Eritrean people? Are you a witness to the history of the Eritreans who have overcome the greatest of obstacles against all odds by thwarting and repelling all sorts of aggressive offensives that were directed on them?

      A better Eritrea is an Eritrea without a divided people. Where a part of the people are utterly discontented about the state of affairs of their home nation and are gathering in cities world wide to express this discontent. And the other part of the Eritrean people is gathering in meetings where the venue unannounced held in secrecy and in their meetings expend precious energy to suppress and eliminate the efforts of their counterpart.

      That there is a crisis and an ailment afflicting the entirety of the Eritrean population is undeniable. A once upon a time miraculous and hopeful birth of a nation finds itself and people finds itself now without harmony. It’s people dug deep and entrenched hostile to one another in separate camps. There is a glaring error that is in dire need of a correction. Something or more like somethings have gone horribly wrong. Another year of staying the same course and with the same attitudes of the past two decades will prove catastrophic.

      It is said necessity is the mother of all inventions. And if you answered in the affirmative to the question: Are you a believer in the capabilities, ingenuity, determinations, resourcefulness, and innovations of the Eritrean people? Then you should deduce that the Eritrean people have once again invented due to the dire necessity at the present time. The invention that will be the engine to the changes for a better Eritrea.
      It won’t be long before you Millennium and nearly all of Eritreans will have an aha! moment revelation and accept what is natural to Eritrea and Eritreans.

      tSAtSE
      PS: I prefer to think and write in tongues and I have volumes of written material in tongues. However, I am forced to attempt writing clearly and beautifully out of the dire necessity present. After all I too am an Eritrean part of the people. Perhaps you will enjoy my in tongues thinking and writing after the desired change for the better, which you also desire, is achieved. It won’t be long now. The catalyst is inserted inside Eritrea.

      • Millennium

        Hi tSAtSE:

        I do desire to see in Eritrea all the things you stated; I also have confidence in my people’s ability to achieve those nice things you listed. And yes, I am sad about the fact that we seem to be drifting apart with each passing day, but I believe much of the differences we have is salvageable. So yes, I do wish to see a peaceful, accommodating and prosperous Eritrea and that is precisely why I reject any hint of civil war in the country. Because civil war will dramatically exacerbate what is now a minor challenge into a protracted and unsalvageable problem.

        Sorry to say this but if all you have to offer to bring about the above stated changes in Eritrea is civil war, then I can confidently say it is you who is in the wrong.

        Millennium

        • Selamat Millenium,

          “Sorry to say this but if all you have to offer to bring about the above stated changes in Eritrea is civil war, then I can confidently say it is you who is in the wrong.”

          Where have I offered civil war for Eritrea? It is you and others that are classifying the new Eritrean developments as civil war for the purposes of keeping things as they are rejecting change which you admit is needed. The Eritrean people’s wisdom, ingenuity and innovations will certainly bypass civil war. However, cooler heads will prevail only when a formidable stand rises up on equal footing with the ruling clique.

          When you get a chance please read Mez’s comments above as examples of alternative occurrences in the near future inside Eritrea. The dire necessity for change, for something different, for a clear transparent roadmap for the nation is what is forcing the materialization of the events that will occur inside Eritrea. Talks of civil war are the futile attempts to thwart the positive developments inside Eritrea. Have you yourself considered various scenarios of what the developments can possibly be? Or you simply jumped to rejecting it and painted it with an undesirable characteristics like “ciliv war” proponents. The new development is from within the Eritrean society that you passionately defend. You just don’t know it you, You will soon enough.

          tSAtSE

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Solomon,

            To “liberate” our people from the evil tyrant by force is not “civil war”. It is the “scare tactic” of the regime’s supporters to extend his grip on our people. Hold your ground against the life supporters of the regime.

        • Ismail AA

          Selam Millennium,

          I am one of the people here in this forum who might be diligently reading what GitSAtSE has been reporting, debating and defending. He has generated considerable responses on two counts: one is the reported Hizbawi Tedgadlo Harnet Eretra (see I have given the issue benefit of doubt and capitalized the terms); the second is the measure of urgency he has stated that triggered its initiation.

          The debate is on the means to the intended endgame, which could include at some point violent confrontation like the foco operation in the anti Batista Fedel Castro revolution in Cuba, and attracted substantial theorization endeavors at the time among international national liberation movements. In our case, this would of course depend on the circumstances that cannot be predetermined at the present time. To citec recent events in next door Sudan, the toppling of General Omar Al Bahier’s regime has not been realized without blood letting. The fact that make it not notable is the negligible cost in lives paid in comparison to the formidability of the challenge the people of Sudan had faced.

          Thus, the point that, I think, to take note regarding case is the formation GitSAtSE is talking about should not be apriori tagged by use of arms as an only means to achieve the end. Actually, internal civil conflicts get imposed when the stakeholders disagree, marry their goals to foreign interest powers and open the doors for them to meddle. This would easily transform manageable internal disputes to civil wars. People equipped by measure of awareness do not avoid civil conflicts by simply wishing it away; they can do it by closing ranks and focusing on shared values and interests based on justice and rights.In 1958, the Eritrean Liberation Movement (ELM) was peaceful movement that wanted to use mobilization domestic resources and forces to attain its goal. At the present too I do not know why this cannot be emulated in the way GitSAtSe is arguing his case regardless of what he has reported would materialize or not.

          Any movement that can accommodate the mainstream consensus for liberating the nation from despotism with call on inspiration from the liberation era formations that can rally freedom seeking enclaves for the sake of common goal.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Ismailo,

            Well said. I can’t agree more. Politics lacing with history gives a good prospect to the endgame of removing the despot. In every comment of yours there is always something for a take home points. Here is a point your readers should put an eye on it and try to understand it in context of realities:

            “Actually, internal civil conflicts get imposed when the stakeholders disagree, marry their goals to foreign interest powers and open the doors for them to meddle.” And I say spot on, brother.

            Regards

        • Selamat Millenium,

          Apology for addressing you multiple times as opposed to once. Hope it doesn’t feel to you as if I am pestering you. I am addressing you now for the sake of salvaging. I found your statement I quote below rather hopeful and inspiring and I am hoping you respond to my question under your statement with great detail.

          “….but I believe much of the differences we have is salvageable.”

          Can you tell me in your own words what are “much of the differences” between us that you believe are “salvageable”? And how do you propose we proceed to salvage the differences? I understand the don’ts like don’t wage a civil war. I would like to learn from you both what you consider to be the differences amongst us and your proposal for salvaging and roadmap to a the resolution of our conflicts. I am open minded and willing to be convinced by your more effective methodology your will prescribe.

          tSAtSE

  • Selamat Nitric and all,

    Here is Ermias Asgedom aka Nipsey Hussle immortalized on the video game NBA 2K by SegaSports.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=nba+2k+video+game+nipsy+hussle&&view=detail&mid=8BA3FEF4197C8E193C378BA3FEF4197C8E193C37&&FORM=VDRVRV

    tSAtSE

    • Nitricc

      Hey Tsatse; the greatness of Nip! i am just pissed of why there was not protection but who would of though the crips and reds to come together. Did i mention he did a lot of favor to all Eritrean kids. when they ask you; where you from and you say Eritrea, people will know; no explanation needed. how many of you struggled to explain where Eritrea is, he did you a favor. the man put you on the map single handedly. at lease you own to him to acknowledge and say RIP.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuGnrVfKOao

      • Selamat Nitricc,

        WOW! Did you notice the graphite art wall, a very long one nearly a whole block, with the dedication “The heart of LA” followed by the block letters Nipsey Hussle? The honor that is being bestowed on him by his African American heritage side, particularly by his hometown city of LA is incredible. He was for sure a rising star and there is no telling what a huge conglomerate he may have turned out had he lived. A very tragic loss to his immediate society us included.
        As for those Eritreans who may not have batted an eye to his death, I am quite sure they all must have now raised a curiosity to study a man worth studying now. They seem to be preoccupied with a problem that they haven’t even began to formulate or recognize the solution for. AytiHazelom!
        BiAAbiouo Gobez EritraAmericawi rap artist Nipsey Hussle – Ermias Asgedom tefelyuna alo. RIP

        Keep telling us about him so that other your Eritrean readers can immulate .him. A true leader of his community was and is indeed, Exactly what Eritrea is calling for from within its society.

        tSAtSE

  • Selamat Nitric and all,

    Here is NBA great LeBro James speaking about Nipsey Hussle the Eritrean American Hip hop artist.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=nba+2k+video+game+nipsy+hussle&view=detail&mid=140BD86E762E741ADC38140BD86E762E741ADC38&FORM=VIRE

    They also immortalized Ermias Asgedom by putting Nipsy Hussle on the NBA 2K video game by SegaSports.

    tSATSE

  • Dis Donc

    Dear Naty,

    Pardon me, but you have lost me or I have lost you. You are confusing me with others.

    Returning to the bigger issue …. So what did yours and PFDJ’s lip-service did for me? As I see it you and your PFDJ have two options: go to the international court of human right commission or go to war with TPLF. The latter brings nothing except what we have already witnessed death and destruction for the past 27+ years. The former is taking hold in Ethiopia, it may take time but we will get them.

    Finally, I believe that, people have the right to think however way they want. However, with no physical harm to others. That is why we have laws, political parties, governments and such. If you are telling me that colored-skinned people can’t do that then I say that you are not normal.

    • Natom Habom

      hi dis donc
      so because tplf kick you out so pfdj have to go to icc give up his hard won country or go to war with tplf ,what does it even mean for God sake ,can you hear yourself how dump you must be , the tplf F****up pfdj should pay the price ,God have Mercy . look ,just be honest and reveal yourself who really you are for me I dont think you are Eritrean at all my friend
      I think you are one of those web digital unleashed everywhere to lure Eritrean right ?
      well people have right but we will not allow them to lobby , advocate or sympathize for our vicious enemy in eritrea ,you can enjoy it here in awate its same as your home do you understand me ,
      but never in our homeland .Abay Tigray is dead
      cheers

      • Dis Donc

        Dear Naty,

        Again you are confusing me with another person. I never was Eritrean and never claimed to be one.

        For full disclosure: I am not a Tigrayan either.

        I never asked any help or any pay back from PFDJ. Never! If you are challenged … like in reading and comprehension then I understand. With your thinking very clear from the onset one need not wonder why Eritrea’s bright future lies elsewhere.

        TPLF and PFDJ had and have issues with each other. You can duke it out on your own terms.

        If I were you, I would read a bit more before I kick and scream, spluttering left and right.

        Dump and dumb are two different words!!

        • Natom Habom

          hi dis dons
          go play your dummy game with your cousin ,that s the tigrai narrative they try to spread to lure again eritrean ,of course you are not eritrean , isnt flip floping in your natural blood ,misleading ,misinforming ,lying ,denying ,stealing ,using other persona to lure ,its all you guys ,
          shameful people

          • Hope

            Selam Natom:
            Apologies to interject but have to:
            He sound like tedros of Ethiopia here.
            FYI:
            -That certain “Dis Donc is an Ethiopian by birth and prob Eritrean by origin or blood and a Naturalized Chilean Citizen or so .
            -He is a VICTIM of those bloody TPLF, not their cousin at all.
            -The PFDJ NEVER EVER,as usual, helped him either when he needed some help
            -He is a very well educated perso/ Intellectual, Professional and a Diplomat as well as a successful Entrepreneur/Business Person, someone, who in the future, can help both Ethiopia and Eritrea when allowed to do so.He already has built or is building a lucrative business in Ethiopia now that the bloody and opportunist TPLF are quarantined in their little Mekelle.
            My point:
            Try to know more about people before you judge them or curse them.
            Blanket Generalization and blanket accusation of people is but an uncalled for business, Hope learned and thinks so.
            At times, he could be rough and blunt.
            He called me a psychotic at one point, when I sounded or acted as such as I was trying NOT to disclose my ID/background before/since he didn’t know that Hope can rather make people Psychotic and/or cure Psychotics.
            But who cares?
            But we have to respect each other though-his whole point of debating U.
            Agree?

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam Awatistas,

    The Sudanese “civil revolution” that was hijacked by the top military leaders have ousted Al-Beshir with minimum life costs. Now the international communities worried by the rivalries on the top military leaders not to lead to a bloodbath of politico-military infighting. The paramilitaries leaders on the peripheries of the provincial towns and the leaders of the ministry of defense at the center locked their horns in disagreement. The situation now seems very fluid. The link below will give you a good picture on the ongoing political turmoil of Sudanese people.

    https://africanarguments.org/2019/04/12/cruel-april-sudan-spring/

    • Mez

      Dear Amanuel H,

      1) The new political direction of the Sudan is still fluid. It looks like they are moving towards an all inclusive transitional government (civilian and military included); but still too early to call.

      2) the removal of Al Bashir’s government is a direct challenge to the Pia government in Asmara, it was being accused along with Qatar and Turky (and hence the then new enemy of Eritrean government),
      2.1) now pia has one less enemy; there seems to be a real shortage of external enemy for Eritrean government (for it to function the way it wants),
      2.2) as a result the Eritrean government is getting dangerously exposed “to an open & public accountability demands from inside and abroad”, and running “out of enemies”,
      2.3) on the other side, Eritrean government is showing no measurable signs of political and/or socioeconomic openings in the country, a kind of “prevailing” stagnation,
      2.4) the peace-deal between Asmara and Addis Ababa is not getting (as one would expect) cemented by institutionalized agreements and possible policy synchronization.
      2.5) for example, It looks and feels like the construction of the 60 miles stretch of road from Asab to the boarder is taking 60 months or more–indicating no political will to do any thing substantive.

      3) it seems Eritrea is getting ready “hopefully” for former eastern communist-block-style social revolution. Hopefully nobody would follow the Romanian style.

      Thanks

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Mez,

        (a) Can you please explain how your understanding and your assessment came that Eritrea seemed to follow its transformation process of that, of the “eastern communist-block-style social revolution”? It could be something we fail to understand those elements on the ground.

        (b) Watch out of “Millennium” he does not like putting “words and phrases” in parentheses because he want to find them himself where your messages are loaded. He is smart enough to see them as “meaningless.” Just a tip for you.

        • Mez

          Dear Amanuel H,

          Let me try;

          1) Gorbachev’s perestroika and glasnost are the two lead words for the then reformist movement in the former USSR.

          1.1) perestroika is something like restructuring, which was started in late 1970 by leadership of the communistparty,

          1.2) glasnost (initiated around 1985 by Michael Gorbachev) , which means literally publicity; and in context means openness and transparency.

          2) After four years(I think October 1989), the infamous Berlin wall was demolished,
          2.1) at that point, the repressive state apparatus of the DDR (Communist Germany) became dysfunctional and paralyzed.

          3) Here you have to take a note: every repressive state apparatus (of the COMMUNISTPARTY) was still INTACT in every aspect. But it became DYSFUNCTIONAL (almost overnight),
          3.1) The border guard at the wall were doing their usual business in the morning hour of that day. In the late afternoon, part of them were in West Berlin for window shopping. No more “Berlinmauer”.

          4.1) I had an opportunity to experience, the feelings and the dynamics of the 1989, east Germany,
          4.2) I was in Eritrea for a couple of weeks work related and private. As a researcher you could imagine where I spent most of my time–and ended a month ago.

          5) regarding the dynamics of the neighbouring counrties in relation to Eritrea:
          5.1) the fall of Al Bashir regime has multidimensional impact:
          5.1.1) no more mortal-enemy government (as I indicated previously–no more “golden-enemy”),
          5.1.2) the sociopolitical sect of “Muslim Brotherhood’s ideological foundation” couldn’t in any way stop the revolt of the Sudanese youth.
          5.1.2.1) With this, the boogey “eritrean Islamist” movement is got into severe existential ideological stress. This is very good for Eritrea as a nation. More reflection, more openness from all social segments of the nation may follow,
          5.1.3) the depth and width of sociopolitical happenings/contradictions in the Sudan is far reaching and unparalleled in it’s history as a nation. Its reverberation on Eritrea shall not be underestimated.

          6) PIA/PFDJ have still a solid reason on the ground to regard Ethiopia in general as an immediate threat; on the top of that you add the TPLF saga.

          With all the above in mind, I strongly think, things in Eritrea are moving towards “eastern communist-block-style social revolution”.

          Thanks

          • Kaddis

            Dear Mez,
            Very interesting explanation. Keep reflecting as much as possible.
            Hope change comes to Eritrea with no cost to life.
            Ours looks aimless but at least there are competing interests with the potential to be settled peacefully or violently..it it 50/50
            Cheers,

          • Millennium

            Hi Mez:

            If Eritrea is representing the “Eastern communist block”, Is Ethiopia representing West Germany in the example you painted above? Is Eritreans’ trip to Mekele the parallel to the window shopping of the guards?

            Millennium

          • Mez

            Hi Millennium,

            “…Ethiopia representing …”

            The answer is big NO.

            Thanks

  • Brhan

    Hello Awate,
    Great article and almost reflects the Yiakil / Kifaya wave,

    The wave has has shaken the regime more than anytime. Look the regime’s propagandist Yemane Monkey has only to conduct a meeting in a free city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to a free Eritreans audience. But not to a not free city of London, UK’ s not free Eritreans.

    Oh he did conduct in London , UK. Ok. Tell me about his audience. Teenagers! Poor teenagers. The news of the meeting has made them passive ….none of them got a chance to say his or her point about the meeting….What are they going to post in their social media profiles about this event where they were not able to find significant post from the event.

    The people inside and outside have stood up for their rights and no one can stop the wave!!!

    • Berhe Y

      Hi Brhan,

      They kept their meeting place in secret place and selectively invited yPFDJ who they want to use them for pictures and video for their propaganda back home. It’s their attempt to show that people in Diaspora and still supporting us and don’t listen to the yiakle wave.

      Berhe

    • Peace!

      Hi Burahan,

      I think what counts is that they are doing everything they can to add even days to their power, and they are succeeding. On other hand, what are we the Oppositions doing, or have done, to bring the days of misery to an end? Twenty years later we don’t even agree on the means to effect change.

      Peace!

      • Hameed Al-Arabi

        Ahlan Peace,

        Political groups are followers of the people. The true opposition is the people of Eritrea. As you are one of the people of Eritrea, what have you done for the people of Eritrea within the past three decades? Change is the role of all not of special persons or groups. The persons or groups we wait may not show up. Are we going to end up waiting for a KING or QUEEN? I think, it is high time to emancipate ourselves from the wrong notions that we hold as dear and top wisdom, while, on reality, they are purely ignorance.

        Al-Arabi

      • Brhan

        Hi Peace,
        Changes can come from the unexpected ….it can come from the people..so do not ignore our people …if you do not have trust on the “oppositions”

        • Peace!

          Hi Brhan,

          I understand, but my point was the other side, too, needs to scrutinize its progress or activity given its success depends almost entirely on credibility. For example, assenna has revealed a big secret in its latest tv broadcast.

          https://youtu.be/oJ19_wl33Jk

          ተምሳል ዓይነት ነተጉቲ ( ካብ ኣባል ዲሞክራስያዊ ምንቅስቓስ ዓዲ ሃሎ)

          1- ቢሮ
          2- ሳምና
          3- ማስቲካ
          4- ሓርጭ (biological)
          5- ሽኮር

          Peace!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Peace,

            Is there anything this evil man can not do his evil act against our people? Are we going to be continuously suspicious for any leaks that comes from his political house that are detrimental to the lives of our people? Do we really need to spent our time to scrutinize the “evil act” of an “evil man” just to satisfy the vacillating individuals who are still sympathizers to him, and let him to prepare his conspiratorial act? Who in his right mind could believe that the despot is not capable to come with such kind of “conspiratorial plot” that the Assenna has aired on its tv? This is a plot against our divided society? If he succeed, it is due to our “stupid mistrust” that eats our social fabric.

            Regards

          • Peace!

            Hi Emma,

            The news is not about whether the regime is capable of doing or morally too dubious to carry such heinous acts rather the anonymous person has informed assenna that the regime is preparing for a chemical and bomb, disguised as Gums and food commodities, attacks at certain popular places to disrupt the mounting pressure coming from Y’akl and other movements. Now, if you are saying the regime is too brutal and will do anything to survive therefore one has to take the news at face value without verifying anything, then one may ask why such seemingly a well-organized movement with access to classified materials and an armed group with foothold inside the country remains hidden from the public? Of course am not asking for revealing individual names.

            Peace!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Peace,

            (a) Being “anonymous” of being in the “belly of the beast” is normal for the obvious reasons. In such cases the regime operatives could ask for an evidence in effort to expose them. But I don’t expect from one like yourself who want to see the demise of the regime to question the validity of the info from anonymous individuals inside Eritrea. As an opposer of the regime that is not the rules of the game to win against the regime. Protecting the lives of your colleagues and keeping them as unclassified including their sources and method is quintessential to the continuity of the struggle.

            (b) You are informed the “conspiratorial plot” of the regime through Assenna from an informer who is worried on the conceived plot not only to divide our people but to harm their lives by the nature of the plot for inciting to fight each other or use it as another spark for the border war. Assenna is playing a big role in foiling their plots. I say stand tall to Amanuel Iyasu and his team.

            (c) Our past lessons to the nature of the regime and the “regime’s brutality” are more than enough for me and you, and the rest of us to work on foiling the plot in their cooking jar. Take in to consideration the closing of the border on the Humara front and integrate with the news we heard about preparing of explosive materials that will be used in public soft targets and make your mind. I can’t tell you more than that.

            Regards

          • Peace!

            Hi Emma,

            I already said I was not looking for the names of individuals, but certainly I have an obligation to know the movement or the group they represent. Just because I am opposed to the regime doesn’t mean I have to support anything against it specially when the ultimate goal is for democratic Eritrea, not just defeating the regime. And I support assenna and grateful for its contribution, and again, that doesn’t mean I have to take every thing it says at face value. I am not sure I know how “the rules of the game to win against the regime” works. If it denies me the right to know the group that claiming to represent the people, then I would say that’s no a wining game plan.

            Peace!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Peace,

            It is all your prerogatives how to fight the regime. For me any group against the regime is my alliance. The name of the “group” and their “goals” was aired in their declaration at Assenna.

          • Peace!

            Hi Emma,

            በል ደሓን ከምኣ እንተኾይና ግን እዛ ኣይትሕተቱ ብኣስና ዝበለቶ ኪዱ ምባል ግን ኣይድግፋን እየ.

            Peace!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Peace,

            ከም ተሞክሮ ናተይ : ሓደ ሓደ ግዜ ኣብ ከብዲ ጸላኢ ኮይንካ ምስ ትቃለስ: ሰነድ ዘየብሉ ካብ ኣፍ ናብ ኣፍ ዝማሓላለፍ ምልዕዓልውን አሎ:: ስለዚ ክገርመካ የብሉን:: ከምኡ እንዳገበርናውን ክንደይ ናይ ብሉጻት ህይወት ብጾትና ከፊልና ኢና:: Glory to them.

            Regards

          • Peace!

            Hi Emma,

            ፍሊጥናዮም ከለና ከማን ኣይካኣልናዮን…ኣደዳ ስውር, ወላ ሚስጥራዊት ሰልፊ ኮይና ተሪፍና ኣለና. ድሓር ድማ ብኽምዚ ተሞክሮ ዝሓለፈ ህዝቢ ግርህ ኢሉ ንዝኾነ ወታደራዊ ስልፊ ወይ ስሪሒት ክሕወሶ እዩ ኢልካ ምጽባይ ከም ታሪኽ ምርሳዕ ኮይኑ ይስማዓኒ. ንዝኾነ ክብረት ይሀበለይ.

            Peace!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Peace,

            የቀንየለይ በዚ ክብረት ዝመልኦ ናይ ሓሳብ ልውውጥ ዝገበርናዮ:: Let me leave you with the words of one of our “wisest” and sharpest in this forum, the great Fanti Ghana: “consider positive interpretation first as guiding principles” in interacting with your fellow citizens and be less suspicious and more receptive, though it is not easy.

            Regards

          • Selamat Peace,

            On the contrary. It is remembering history not forgetting history – TariKh mrsaEE aykonen Izi kunetat zfeTTere. Tarikh zekirun abb Tarikh temorkisunn iyu izi Hadish guEzo telaAEilun znqesaQes zelo.

            tSAtSE

          • Nitricc

            For me any group against the regime is my alliance, b/c I am by “all means” be it by peaceful or by armed force. You

            Hi Aman-H; Sometimes i wonder where you stand. I have no doubt your love for your country and people but you make statements to contradict to that belief of mine. Now you are saying because TPLF fights to overthrow the Eritrean government i.e. TPLF is your in alliance? is that right Aman-H? look no further why the Eritrean oppositions are nothing but dead souls. come-on man. i heard people vouching for you as the man of principals; i seriously doubt that. your actions speak for themselves. Assena is nothing but sell out digital weyane. when the truth comes out, they always do, you will be ashamed of yourself. Well may be not since, on your own word you are in alliance with TPLF. What amazes me is, you wonder why people don’t join you on your twisted hate driven opposition to the Eritrean government. wonder no more, read what you wrote.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Nitrickay,

            You always comment out of context. And those who do that, are not worthy to debate with them. You have to pull the name “TPLF” even the subject has nothing to do with them. Learn how to debate within the “context”. If you are here defend the “serial killer” your talking point will end with his last breathing.

          • Selamat Peace,

            You were told The who, what, why, when and where in the first broadcast by ATV. [ATV should repeatedly rebroadcast it]

            Who: Organized and mobilized Eritreans who have chosen their name to be Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea

            What: Justice and change seeker inside Eritrea.

            Why: To reestablish all nation democratic governance beginning with the people’s congress and the people’s representatives which have been obliterated in Eritrea since 2001. To free all political prisoners who were incarcerated unjustly…

            When: Now and onwards.

            Where: Inside Eritrea as well as the satellite Eritrean communities abroad.

            So why are you asking again? Perhaps the news and the broadcast has not reached you. I will post a link to the event where announce as well as transcribe the letter/manifesto describing their intent and purpose.

            tSAtSE

          • Selamat Peace,

            It is no longer hidden. It is out in the open and en mass inside Eritrea. For example there is an anonymous monk from Debre Bizen who is calling for an uprising as well as more activity and mobilization efforts from the diaspora.
            It is up to us to make even more known the no longer hidden two organizations. The youth movement for a democratic Eritrea and the Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea.
            We can no longer say there exists not a group inside Eritrea and we can no longer say the group or groups are hidden.

            Here is a hint the regime can no longer differentiate between who is loyal or who has joined the new wave of movements. It is for this reason it is planning to deploy the destructive weapons on the innocent in order to gain dependents who it thinks may be fall back in line with it again. We can’t possibly know the depth of the embedded change seekers within the regime itself. Clearly this anonymous informant about the weapons of terrorism is privy to classified information. He or she must be embedded deep to come up with such information. From this we can measure the strength and level of organization these new groups possess.

            tSAtSE

          • Hope

            Selamat Solomon:
            Provided it is true; and if so,no time should be SPARED to spare this EVL and DEVIL.

          • Hope

            Selam Peace:
            Hope u r being sarcastic here.
            It is possible but those kind of evil acts are the TPLF s tactics.

            How do u rule out that these tactics are being used by the same TPLF and saving Assena to portray the PFDJ would be the culprit based on historical facts we have ?
            Assena has a well documented love affairs with the

            Hint:
            It was the Tigreyans,who poisoned our Drinking Waters

            -It was the Tigreyans,who were the Terrorists terrorizing Asmera during the Derghi Ra(TsegazeAb et al), not to mention that it was the same Tigreyans as Derghi Red Terror Agents,who assassinated few of my compatriots at the Heart of Keren and who exposed me and my compatriots

            -It was the TPLF ,who sent to Eritrea HIV infected ..,,,,

            -It was the TPLF,who set up the AU bombing and the Kampala Stadium Massacre and fingerprinted at Eritrea in the name of Asmera Code

            -It is the same TPLF,who printed fake USD and Nacfa and fake Eri IDs to resettle it’s own people to the selected European countries,Canada and the USA and bringing expired foods and drinks to Eritrea

          • Haile S.

            Selam Hope,

            By TsegazeAb you may be referring to TsegaLu’ul. TsegaLu’ul was the head of the ወጣት ዘማች (the tigray youth propagandist group) and of Derg’s ጊዚያዊ ህዝባዊ ጽሕፈት ቤት.

          • Hope

            Selam Hailat:
            You are correct and Tnx!
            I was there and have seen that have been there!
            But why are u afraid to say or declare his de facto Terrorist and Death Squad Leadership role against the Deki Asmera Youth?
            Where u in Asmera during that period?
            If so,lucky u to survive it!

          • Haile S.

            Hope,
            I didn’t want to go beyond correcting the name. But since you talked of survival. I literally survived and was saved the day I missed TsegaLu’ul’s burial by chosing to sneak and go to cinema instead of that ceremony. The person who stopped (arrested) me on the way to cinema was another ወጣት ዘማች, a tigryan from Asmara, a friend, my saviour, who advised me to stay with him untill the burial procession passed a block away. I talked about this thanking B in one of my comments here in the past.

    • kogne

      Hi Brhan , okay yearly YPFDJ gathering conveying in London with participants from Europe and USA, but like past years I didn’t see woyane PAPAGALOS at the entrance roadblocking , fighting etc, I think they gave up, instead big mouthing, belittling YPFDJ youth YEMANE and the gathering (ADGI ZEYBLUS N BE A L BEQLI YI N EI Q) when are we going to see youth gathering DELEYTI FITHI run by you by amanuel hidrat, I sem, salih etc, YEMANE is doing his job he is in his principle , but you guys only you do is belittling insulting ,how are you going to bring change in Eritrea I don’t know

  • Blink

    Dear all
    This is simply a stunning achievement as well as a shock wave news in the cycling world , Eritrea become the first ever African country to hold the number one ranking in the U23 group by a country from the whole world . I admit this is not important to some people in this forum and I also know some people can get heart attack to read this news , it is extremely big achievement for Eritrea as a country and also for Africa in general , cycling has been the white men sport ever assembled in a way only the elite clubs can send a shirt but not this time.I send my congratulation message to any Eritrean cyclist and the organization behind this success . This will have far reaching ramifications by showing other African National team beating the power house of cycling world like Germany and UK ,

    Cycling is part of Eritrean culture as well as a sport and we can all imagine the potential for Eritrean youth in this field . Any one happy about this achievement is happy without trying to politicize it but for sure some do-not like this news and certainly this achievement by great Eritreans .

    Viva Eritreans your time just started .

    • kogne

      Hi blink , if you criticize woyane they will attack you from different directions in this form , (BI WEYANE ZI ME XOM A Y FETWUN E YOM) no more senaa form ,no more flying free air ticket from Europe USA to bahirdar mekele by the name of Eritrean opposition gathering, (ZI LE ME D WO SI AI NO M) I don’t blame them to do that

    • Berhe Y

      Hi Blink,

      This is indeed great news and I can assure that every ERITREAN is pleased by it.

      Just for my information, I have need seen the exact news other than what people posted on FB. Can u share it please.

      FYI, Colombia have been dominating the sport as a country for a while.

      Berhe

      • Hope

        Berhe:
        Refer to the TN.Com to find the original and reliable source/UCI)!

    • Mahmud Saleh

      Selam blink
      Thank you, congratulations deqiEre, more good news on its way.

      • Haile S.

        Selam Mahmud,

        ኣብ ሰማይ ዘሎ ደመና
        ክሃርም ድዩ ዓድና?
        እጽበለኹ ለውጥና
        ዝትግበር ብተቐማጦ ሃገርና
        እንቋዕ ሓጎሰካ ማሕሙድና
        ጽሑፍካ ርእየ ቀዳም ኣብ ሓዳስ ኤርትራና
        ጥብ ዝበለት ኣብ ግንባርና
        ዘይትጓዳእ ጽሑፍ ካብ ደመና
        ጽባሕ ውሕጅ ኮይና ክትመጽእ ተስፋና
        ንማይ-በላ ክትብሎ እቲ ዘይጠቕመና
        ከተጽሪ ፖለቲካዊ ኣመሓዳድራና

        • Mahmud Saleh

          Hi HaileS
          Thanks, buddy. Men, even if I want to go low, you will locate me!!!
          Well, for more info, here is what I wrote on my FB about the article appearing on Hadas Ertra. This is just to give you how it appeared there, it is by no way, to say I would not write on Hadas Ertra. I just have not had a “working relationship” with the paper. Otherwise, i will send my ideas to anyone who is willing to host them. So, here we go:
          “There is a reason why I post the following. There is a prize of PRAISE for whoever gets the reason why I’m posting it here😆.
          But, first, disclosure: A few weeks ago, I wrote my impressions about a book authored by Ambassador Ahmed Taher Badouri and sent an email to the editor of the book to let him know about the article. The editor, Eng, Tsegai Teclemicael, whose email is printed on the first pages of the book, was gracious enough to reply to me, asking me if he could send it to “Hadas Ertra,” the government’s official newspaper. I readily agreed and gave him permission to do so.I’m g grateful to the Engineer and the people at “Hadas Ertra”. There is a lesson to be had, here. What is it? The prize is waiting for you!!”

          This was a disclosure intro, and then I posted the article on my FB.

          • Haile S.

            Selam Mahmud,

            Thank you for the explanation. You did great to give your consent to get your review published. There was no need for justification, though your explanation is interesting. I enjoyed reading your impeccable tigrigna. ሎሚ ብሕጓ ኣቲኻ፡ ጽባሕ ኣብ ምድሪ ቤት ሓዳስ ኤርትራ ከምድላይካ ከተሳፍሕ ክርኢ እምነ።

          • Blink

            Dear MS
            You have been consistent with your views even if you got pressured by many good people and mostly bad people . As Eritrean I salute you and also thanks you for the courageous stand you repeatedly showed your compatriot Eritreans. You are a heck of good man full of pride and also joy to follow. You crushed your opponents at two different time of your life and very few can say that .
            Eritrea continues to ask your service and I can say you guys are simply good at replying.

            If ever time comes to retell this all in a democratic Eritrea, I would happily look it again.

  • Natom Habom

    selam awate
    we found it funny that an ant want to give order to an elephant ,so now you people want to get in Eritrea and arrest the GOE for what crime ? protecting the country ?
    how about opposition that wanted to relinquish BADIME ?how about those who sympathize for woyane expelling 90K of our people ? how about those despite knowing that tplf was holding eritrea sovereign territory ,went to conspire to overthrow the GOE and bring their regional and extremist ideology ? had it succeed it would be like somalia today
    how about the many years ,opposition lies and propaganda like this articles with western help to tarnish Eritrea ,How about opposition that lobbied Eritrea economic sanction and isolation with the criminal tplf regime to bring Eritrea to it knees ?
    so you guys will be acclaim as liberators ?do you think our people are stupid .
    do you people ask your conscience sometimes M I a beast or human ?or do you look to your face how ugly is in the mirror ?
    the writer bring the same propaganda about constitution as if a peace of paper will feed eritrean ,Eritrea cannot afford a multitude of vultures so called politican that waist their time in arguing than working and at the same time getting a big fat check,so they become an elite lazy as we saw in all African country ,even our neighbor ethiopia despite freeing them from jail politician seam not satisfy keep pocking abiy ahmed ,africa dont need western style democracy .its was a desaster .
    anyway brothers since 20 years you were digging with woyane for eritrea if you think you will just be welcomed so easily ,then let try ,wish you good luck
    cheers

    • Hameed Al-Arabi

      Ahlan Natom Habom,

      Truly, you suffer a big gap in your understanding. Your comment above exposes how far your thinking ability is way back. I am writing this, not to offend you, but rescue you. Your thinking is a way back from facts on ground. You think you are addressing a group of mobs. It is good to respect yourself.

      1- The ELEPHANT IS THE PEOPLE OF ERITREA, not the regime. (correct it).

      2- The opposition is all the people of Eritrea, not special groups. (correct it)

      3- Isaias is selling all of Eritrea, not only Badime. (Which is most dangerous to
      the people of Eritrea: selling of Eritrea or Badime?). Are you from our world
      or you are addressing us from another world? Really, you need formatting
      and programing with new software.

      Al-Arabi

      • Natom Habom

        selam hameed
        yes I am from this world it seems it s you that is living in another planet ,we all know who is selling who here ,if you have the people on your side go ahead
        I hope you will go and fight to , m sure you are a very brave man.

        • Hameed Al-Arabi

          Ahlan Natom Habom,

          I think, it is not something strange for me to fight for injustices; but I fight for a just cause never to satisfy my animal instincts. Endeavor to learn to fight and die for a cause, or you will live and die a worshiper of criminals. I am afraid, as from your jogging and gasping to protect Isaias, you seem to be one of the criminals. Anyhow, justice is waiting for you. Whatever you have done or hide behind temporary power, one day, you will stand in front of justice. At least,take a lesson from Al-Bashier and TPLF supporters. You are not different, by all measures, from those boot-licking.

          Al-Arabi

          • Natom Habom

            hi hameed
            it cheap to act lion here ,of course for the last 20 years you been sitting here enjoying welfare from those who own you ,tipping laptop sleeping in your comfortable bed ,I dont even know if you have some utility in this small world ,all you people hope is if inside eritrean uprising happen ,cause you cant go and free the so called eritrean under injustice in contrary you expect them to fight for you knowing the harm you have brought to them ,so you expect they dies for you ,you a vulture that was sleeping and digging with tplf regime hopping he will carry you to Asmara its beyond me ,isayas more moderate the young generation that suffered guarding the border for the last 20 years and watching you jumping on woyane leg like shiwawa dog ,is more violent believe me ,he will hung you .
            cheers

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Natom Habom,

            All your comment is typically applicable to you. You are accustomed to receive tips from your god, Isaias, and enjoy offals of his banquet. Those who sleep with enemy of the people they get baksheesh; they enjoy it for the time being. Those who speak day in and day out about fight, death, hang, torture, torment, terrorize, threat, etc. are the first baboons to flee the scene. I am sure, you are the first one to shiver, quiver and fart when you are faced. Believe me, this scene is not very far.

            Al-Arabi

    • Dis Donc

      Dear Naty,

      Few things please:
      1. The expelling of Ethiopians of Eritrean origin is a legal case, which strictly is between the then Ethiopian state (executive leadership) and Human right Commission. Be it int’l or African! It had, has and will have nothing to do with PDFJ or even the State of Eritrea. For me and my sister, who went through it, I find it offensive that someone is using it as a poster child. The state of Eritrea can make a case out of it but these courts require the state to upheld a Constitution, an established legal system, and an election process of people’s representatives etcétera.

      2. Eritreans or their asymptotes have the right to be cheerleading for TPLF provided that they come out in open. Anything outside of that is nothing but subversion and declaring war (on both peoples). Because in politics it’s all about openness and having goals and missions. If they have a following, fine an good. Otherwise, they will dissipate. I’d have hoped, by now the Eritrean body politik has reached this stage. But….

    • Brhan

      Hi Natom,
      Yiakil or Kefaya mean E N O U G H!

      • Natom Habom

        hi brhan
        I think you should worry for your tigray ,no one envy your situation at all
        we are way better than you people case

        • Brhan

          Hi natom
          By “we” do you mean ‘we’ the ones against the dictatorial regime?

  • Hope

    Hello All:
    A great Editorial.
    Love the recommendations.
    Here is the dilemma and tough question:
    What are our Strategies?
    How can we implement them?
    Where is our Resource(s)?
    Why haven’t we succeeded in 20yrs?

    FYI: Eritrea is Numero UNO( # ONE) In the World Cycling per the number of total points tailed by Germany and G Britain.
    Eza addi still Abi TESFA alewwa.

    • Brhan

      Hi Hope
      Good questions and you will find the answers if you join the wave of Yiakil or Kefaya…have you not yet?

      • Hope

        Ahlen Ya Ustaz Brhan:

        My response to U was eaten up.
        I was expecting a constructive answer but as usual…it was a mock.
        This is serious and we should address it seriously:
        Unless we Eritreans OWN the ENOUGH Movement exclusively in and through a well organized,coordinated,harmonized and a well orchestrated and effective and efficient Strategy through a centralized and strong Leadership,we might lose this Golden Opportunity and the FATE of that Movement can be like that of its predecessors–the COIE,the Arbi Harnet,etc…
        Plus,we Eritreans do not lack ideas,recommendations and solutions but effective strategies and as to how to execute or implement them.–how to apply those ideas and solutions into an ACTION.
        That should be the topic for a constructive debate.

  • Blink

    Dear Haile.S

    እንተኾነ ዓገብ ኺናት ይኣክል ምስ በልካ :: ኣነ ኣብ ዓዲ ሃገር ኮይነ ወረ ኩናት ክንብብ ወይ ክስምዕ ብኡኡ ጌረ ምስ ስባት ክዕልል ዕድመይ ኣየሕለፍኩዎን :: ስለምንታይ ኢልካ ኣይትሕተት.

    Do I know you ? You are just as anyone around who I don’t even care to know and I simply replied to Nitricc that Amanuel. Hidrat call for civila war is not related to the well-being of all Eritreans , he has consistently called for violence without non stop for almost 17 years and I as any Eritrean who don’t like violence oppose his stand on solving our problems with PFDJ, to do that I have to repeatedly explain who Amanuel Hidrat is and what his solutions to our problem.

    In this site the only person who call for violence is Amanuel Hidrat and calling out a war monger has nothing to do with what I did in Eritrea . Any Eritrean born even after 2001 can come here and reject Amanuel Hidrat call for violence. I don’t want to tell you about my bragging right because I do not really brag in front of people who were in hiding for ages around western cities. Remember , you are defending a person who is advocating for violence.

    ንስካ መን ኬንካ ኢኻ እሞ ንስብ ስቅ ክትብል ,

    • Haile S.

      Selam Blink,
      You mixed up names. I didn’t say anything today or on this thread.
      Best

      • Blink

        Dear Haile.S
        I apologize sir , sorry for the mistake

    • Haile WM

      ኣይተ ብሊንክ

      ብዛዕባ ነብስኻ ተዛረብ፡ ኩስቶ ሃዲሙ ኩስቶ ኣድሓርሒሩ ኢልካ ጨለ ዘረባ ግደፎ።

      if you have an opinion about how it should be and how things can be handled about the struggle for justice and democracy then the forum is here.

      You a faceless person expressing opinion on personal issues with Amanuel or whoever, you have zero credibility. grow some balls if you want to do that, reveal your self say who are you. come clean before attaching people like Amanuel Hidrat.

      i dont have any personal issue with you or less interested on your achievements, i like to debate ideas and you if you have some original ones we can discuss, but saying heresay this and that using a nick name, my man we have come long way from that ይኣክል !

      • Blink

        Dear Haile.M
        How many times do I need to repeat I don’t know you and I don’t intent to know you ? Listen, what ever you think about anyone is not my interest . I am just trying to explain Amanuel Hidrat hunger for blood , nothing less and nothing more . You object to my take pls say more about your stand for the civil war this man advocating unless what is pushing you ?

        Did you support civil war with n order to remove Issias or not ? The choice is yours .

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam AT,

    Your news analysis about our region is Excellent. But when it comes to Eritrea, your “prescription” seem based on the “desire” of the Eritrean people not on the objective realities of the actual problems and the “ought be” solution for it. The Sudanese realities is not the same with the Eritrean realities; and hence the “manual written by Sudanese protesters” kind of prescription is unrealistic and won’t happen. This brute regime can not be removed by protesting. They will met with brute force that will cost them enormous of lives with no tangible progress towards their goals. The Eritrean people inside understood it very well that the regime can not be removed by volunteers of unarmed protesters. The solution to our realities is either a coup or a liberation of armed struggle.

    • Nitricc

      The Eritrean people inside understood it very well that the regime can not be removed by volunteers of unarmed protesters. The solution to our realities is either a coup or a liberation of armed struggle.

      Hi Aman-H; the solution is absolute REFORM!!!

      • Blink

        Dear Nitricc
        You need to understand you are debating with a wounded vengeful person. The Eritrean youth understood such people long time ago in Sudan and later in Tigray “ his colleagues were asking people to go fight PFDJ along weyane tanks . These people have no care for the Eritrean people they have only the highest regard to their own views of seeing dead people in the streets of Eritrea. Remember this man will not send his daughters husband to die and he will not go himself either . A man who ran away in the 80th while young can’t be expected to fight now at his last hour . The hours of his typing time will come to end and it matters is sir , such people will have no say in the coming years of Eritrean politics. The reason he is calling for civil war is because he knows well and good he has no future for the people .

      • Selamat Nitric,

        Too late for that. The regime is guilty of treason for suppressing the true Eritrean representative government for nearly two decades. A criminal regime can not be reformed and all the rights of the Eritrean people must be demanded and grabbed by the sheer power of the people. Your desired reform is held by Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea. This one for sure has a FULL SET OF TEETH! Unlike the toothless opposition you have been cursed with for a very long time,

        Dentists are welcomed by those with very sharp full set of TEETH! 😉

        tSAtSE

        • Nitricc

          The regime is guilty of treason for suppressing the true Eritrean representative government for nearly two decades

          Hi Tsatse; I don’t know if you can charge them with Treason; but you may have the case of injustice. I have no problem for the government to arrest citizens, that what governments do but to deny them the due process, that is something else different.

          A criminal regime can not be reformed and all the rights of the Eritrean people must be demanded and grabbed by the sheer power of the people

          That is not the case with Eritrea, the people who are capable to use the sheer power are in Sudan, Ethiopia and Libya refugee comps and the rest are in Israel tea shops smoking Shihsa. Even if that is the case you stated, it is not the right path for Eritrea. once blood is spilled, there is no telling what may follow. Besides, the current government is in its last journey, after all the sacrifices made, why not let them run their courses and let them die their natural death. I do believe this government can lead the reform by releasing all the prisoners, by establishing new parlaments, by implementing the constitution and by calling for national election. enough of this blood and killing thing. Eritrean have bled enough. What is interesting is that most of you calling for blood but none of you will bleed or sacrifice your children. it is immoral to call for some once child, father, mother and daughter to die for you while you are educating your children. Eritrea and Eritreans have paid all the price there is to be paid and there no other way to go but peace, stability and progress. Eritrea can’t go back in to guns and blood shadings. I truly believe the best way is for the current government to lead and be part of the change.

          • Selamat Nitric,

            “What is interesting is that most of you calling for blood but none of you will bleed or sacrifice your children. it is immoral to call for some once child, father, mother and daughter to die for you while you are educating your children. ”

            The front is not as a result of I or we “calling for blood.” And they are not necessarily calling for or looking for bloodshed. They are standing in up and organizing with the capability to repel violence physically if necessary. They are primarily standing up to demand all the things you mention in your reform call. They will stand up and call for the reestablishment of a people’r representative government which the regime killed in 2001, the release of the political prisoners and freedom of all civil liberties which the regime has suspended under the pretext of war tensions with Ethiopia. The front will demand for these reforms and if the regime is forced to initiate the called for reforms then all is fine. The implemented called for reforms will get rid of all the criminalities within government and choose leaders through the peaceful elections. Where the front may apply force is if and when the regime attempts to crush the new wave of demands from the people. This time the Eritreans in Eritrea without the influence from outside Eritreans are frustrated and ready to sacrifice themselves and their children in order to finally solve the Eritrean riddle. They complied with the regime’s wishes and got out of the regime’s way without putting up a formidable fight thus far and things seemed to get even worst as the regime felt invincible and can do anything it wishes to Eritrea and the people. This time the Eritreans in Eritrea are forced to try the one thing they have not tried thus far. It is to stand up to the regime physically and show the regime the peoples FULL SET OF TEETH. Us diaspora Eritreans are requested only to simply stand on the right side of justice and to support the right side of justice with all of our capabilities. Us diaspora Eritreans do not wish for any bloodshed nor do we wish our people to be suppressed. The choice of self sacrifice is from within Eritrea and we accept their choice.
            FULL SET OF TEETH! TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE CRIMINAL REGIME!

            tSAtSE

          • Nitricc

            FULL SET OF TEETH! TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE CRIMINAL REGIME!

            Hi Tsatse; before I fully response: what do i get in return after i exercise my full K-9 and dispose ” the criminal regime”? you see, i don’t think you have answer. you may be betting on hope but hope is never strategy. Don’t get fooled by the Weyane-Digital. Just advice.

    • Amanuel

      Hi AH
      I think any thing is possible, the difference is the probability. I agree protest is not possible not only the regime will not tolerated it but also the youth who are the vanguard of uprising are either in a military service or cleared out of the country.

      I also I agree with the writer that the highest probability is the military to remove the IA, however there will be a problem with “truth and justice” commission as it will be difficult to find any one from the current military leaders who can topple IA but free from any crimes themselves. I think truth and reconciliation will be better in the interest of the future of the country.

      • Paulos

        Selam Aman,

        I tend to agree with Kbur Ayana Professor A. Hidrat. Not only he owns a sharp intellect in understanding the harsh challenges and its effective solutions but he also posseses a wealth of experience in politics including in life as well. As such, what he recommends should not be seen lightly.

        • Lamek

          Selam Paulos. I agree with the young Emma. He made sharp and contrasting comments to what AH said. I have several issues with what AH said.

          1. By stating this “…your “prescription” seem based on the “desire” of the Eritrean people not on the objective realities..” he is basically saying the people’s desire doesn’t match to what is good for them and so their desire should be ignored. That is very condescending (as I said the other day) and despiseful of the Eritrean people. AH has a habit of this. He really needs to be empathetic to the Eritrean people and try to understand how extremely limited they have been to even have thoughts in their mind much less to express them out in the open.

          2. If there was good organization and tens of thousands of people took to the streets, sure some will be hurt but who would stop them? Nearly all the armed forces in Eritrea are now the young generation – post independence. I could almost guarantee that they would not shoot and kill any of their brothers and sisters protesting.

          3. Any organized civilian uprising would bring the regime to its knees. What is missing is the organizational capacity because of the network of spies.

          4. A coup is not possible because the military leaders capable of such action have all been blackmailed. They are just as unpopular and as resented as IA himself, probably more so because they are people on the ground doing his deeds. The only protection they have is the regime and so it is unimaginable for them to do a coup. Ain’t gonna happen but I would love to be proven wrong.

          5. Liberation armed struggle? Who is going to fight who? Nearly all Eritreans are seeking freedom. It is like 99.9999% versus a half a dozen people. Completely unnecessary and flat out dumb idea. This is why I completely disagree with what Amanuel Eyasu reported a few days ago. The history of our armed struggle should be in the books and now we should fight with our ideas and activism.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Lamek,

            For god’s sake to say “our desire does not match with what the objective realities demand” is not disrespectful to our people. I have observed you of making unwarranted critics many times that has nothing to do with disrespect of my people. You could disagree with my view, but I don’t like your characterization to my views. If you want to debate, debate on the content of my views. Otherwise, if you want to join the uncultured and uncultivated trolls in this forum, it is all up to you.

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Lemek,

            I agree with you for everything you said. Specially point #5, like you said it’s a dumb idea and completely unnecessary. If this was possible we had 18 years to achieve it (at least since 2001), not even one person from the regime was harmed let alone to remove the regime entirely. This is not because Eritreans are not capable of fighting, but they see no value to do so. The young who will be the force that would support such initiative but they know real well that everyone is prisoner, like you said 99.99% of them. They told the weyane and those who tried to arm them in Ethiopia, never we are not killing anyone of our brothers, and not able to recruit even 100 people from over 160,000 in the camp.

            2. We have evidence that during the Akria school, hiundreds of young students took to the streets, and went all the way to the president office. From Akria to the president office is at least 30 minutes by walk, but nothing happened. Not even a single fire was shot at them.

            What more evidence do we need that the armed forces (including police) are with their people.

            But people are blind and they believe what ever they want to believe but completely be blinded by the fact that we all know and witnessed.

            Another point, I agree with you 100% that Amanuel Eyasu and Assenna should never give space to the group who is calling for armed struggle.

            There is nothing the regime wants and desires that is to shed blood and we should never give them room to allow to do this.

            I am very skeptical that these are true Eritreans who want democratic change. Either they are initiated by the regime to ignite civil war or they are armed and supported by TPLF who wants to see Eritrea weaken and destruction.

            We have ample evidence that armed struggle / civil war never achieve peace. Recently we witness that in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya. In the other hand we have seen public disobedience and people power does bring brutal dictators to their knees, such as Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt recently.

            Berhe

          • Lamek

            Hi Berhe, I have nothing to add. Your points are just simply impeccable. We do not need to argue about what AH and others learned in medda about objective (ውድዓዊ) and subjective (ባዕላዊ) realities when they were taught in cadre school. What is important now is what is happening on the ground. As you said, it is all the post independence generation and they will not kill each other just so us living in the US, Canada, Europe, or elsewhere can come and spend our dollars and euros and cause major inflation and price hikes. It really irritates me when people quickly judge the young generation. This is perhaps the smartest generation Eritrea has ever produced.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Lamek,

            Thank you and I agree with you. I can’t agree to your observation of the young generation. I am completely blown away and with their assertion and their clarity and focus. It’s way beyond what I was expecting.

            I don’t know if you know him buy my favourite young Eritrean youtube is “Falfasa”. This is guy is really smart and really amazing. He is like Eritrean Joh Stewart.

            I was reading people comment and for the most part it’s very positive and encouraging. The best one I read yesterday, this women wrote “Are you single? I have my daughter, she is very beautiful and smart that I would like to introduce you:)”.

            Berhe

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Berhe,

            If Amanuel Iyasu doesn’ believe on it, he wouldn’t air it in his tv broadcast. Just to inform you. Second, if Berhe and Lemak does not support it, it is dumb idea. Is that what you are saying Berhe? Wow! Wow! When I debate I don’t go by how many people support to the issue. I go by what my conscience dictates me. I don’t go with flow if it is not objective.

            Regards

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Aman,

            Amanuel Iyasu can believe it but it doesn’t mean he is always correct. He has fallen into the PFDJ trap in the past, and he rushed to air and he has caused some harm. I also think this is a ploy by PFDJ to trap him and to initiate civil war in Eritrea so that the PFDJ is spared.

            It’s a dump idea because, right now when things have picked up to introduce civil war (which is very costly in terms of lives and material) when there is a good sign that power has taking root.

            For example, just yesterday I have seen a video of Abone Patriarch video taped in Asmara and it will be broadcasts on Assena TV and around the world.

            This is probably the second best defiance from inside Eritrea next to Haji Musa. This will reverberate along the Orthodox church inside the country and outside.

            Why in the middle of this success that we want to resort in taking up arms and killing our own people who truly are showing that they are with our people.

            Now, your turn Amanuel. Why do you think that, armed struggle will remove the regime? where are the people to come? where is the arms to come? why haven’t been any progress in that field in the last 18 years.

            I also want to say that, the Eritrean opposition leaders have shown great support to the yiAkl challenge and they are right and centre and pushing for it’s success.

            The way you come out to discourage any possibility and any potential that the struggle in our country can succeed is, really mind boggling. It’s like you want to wish that there should be a civil war, just to prove that you are wrong. This is expected form PFDJ, as the ambassador in Israel have said, if you want change go to the field and get it using arm and your approach is no different. I am sorry to say this but your comments are giving so much grief and I will be lying if I don’t tell you what I think and there is no point that I keep it to myself and shy from expressing.

            Berhe

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Berhe,

            You can not even identify my response to which statement of yours it was, relating to Amanuel Iyasu. My response was to your statement which says “Amanuel Eyasu and Assenna should never give space to the group who is calling for armed struggle.” I was telling you if he does not support it, he will not entertain their views in his tv. It has nothing to do with being right or wrong. ኣታሓሕዛ ልዓት ክትክዕ አይግድን:: ካልኣይ ወሓጦ ተበልክዎስ ይጎስሞ ስለ ዝገበርካዮ ነቲ ጉዳይ: ምዝላቅ መሪጸ አለኹ:: It won’t lead us to mutual understanding of our difference. The message you gave me is dumb idea from dump people. And thank you for that.

          • Alex

            Hi Amanuel,
            It is dumbfounding to see you sticking with your mantra that arm struggle is the best option to bring change in Eritrea. Forget the Eritrean people even staunch from the opposition group are not buying your arm struggle option. I have been saying this for long time that only peaceful change will be supported my majority of Eritreans since no body want to fight with his brothers and sisters.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Alex,

            It is not what you desire or what I desire. It is imminent by the objective realities on the ground. The objective realities on the ground calls for either for a “coup” or “liberating army”. The removal of a dictator is dictated on the feasibilities of the realities on the ground. Just let us wait than repeating ourselves in s circular motion.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Amanuel,

            The problem is sometime you make claims with no basis or proof to just win an argument. The other day you said, the war for libration was considered a “civil war” when I said to you fighting Eritrean against Eritrean would cause a civil war. Now I expect this form someone who is Ethiopian but from an Eritrean and a former tegadali as that, the fighting for Eritrea liberation was a just cause for freedom when all possible peaceful resolution become impossible. What were Eritrean suppose to do, when thousands and thousands of Ethiopian armies were burning villages, hanging people in the streets.

            And even then the Eritrean people never resorted to violence against civilians or public institutions. Eritrean liberation movement leaders, when they saw the opportunity of resolving peacefully Eritrean fight for freedom after the fall of the HS regime, they embraced the peace efforts by General Andom and were ready to negotiate.

            Fighting was never the first choice but the very last choice, always in Eritrean people culture and vocabulary. This is the reason why Isayas Afeworki is exploiting people patience to the limit.

            Here you are saying “Peaceful protest is a prescription for the Eritrean in the Diaspora”. There is no agreement or argument between Eritreans inside Eritrea or those in Diaspora. The situation just does not allow it, because of a lot of reason. The question is, what is the Diaspora can possibly do to help fight the regime’s downfall.

            Google an article “Sudan’s Diaspora has played a crucial role in supporting the anti-Bashir protests” where we can draw example.

            https://qz.com/africa/1591956/sudans-diaspora-helped-bring-bashirs-end-near/

            Sometimes, I don’t think even you understand what people resistance and power means. No dictator allows for the people to organize and resist, the people create them. There is no rule that says, it works in this situation and it doesn’t in that situation. If the people are creative they will make it work in all situations. The chances of not working is when there is a clear division, be is religion, region, race then it’s usually very hard to isolate the regime in power because he will have people (faith tied to the regime) and they will fight to death to protect it.

            In Eritrea, we special now, we have the recipe to bring down the regime as he picked a fight with everyone and there is no one group that will die to keep him alive.

            So we have to try to take advantage of the situation and work towards bringing him down. The reason the people power is better choice is NOT because the dictator is going to allow it or that people are worried about the well being of the regime or that the regime is expected to hand over peacefully but it’s the best option to remove him with minimum cost and most importantly the best option to move forward towards establishing a democratic government.

            Berhe

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Berhe,

            Just to correct you not to join the lying individuals in this forum:

            I didn’t say “the war for libration was (is) considered a “civil war” .

            What I said is for some it is “civil war” and for others it is “liberation war” . So I told you for me it is a “liberation war” and not “civil war” if they exist. I gave examples that the wars of liberation (ELF, EPLF, TPLF, OLF & EPRP) against Ethiopian government was considered by some quarters “civil wars” and not by other quarters.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Amanuel,

            I apologize if I misrepresented you. I did not expect that line of thinking or example from an ERITREAN.

            Now let me ask you, if what you advocate, removing the regime by “liberation of armed struggle”, do you consider that as civil war?

            Berhe

          • Selamat Ayya Amanuel Hidrat,

            “Finally, civil disobedience in the diaspora will not remove the tyrant.”

            How can you even classify it as civil disobedience? It is civil disobedience if it is done inside Eritrea. Now for all of us in the diaspora what is left is to recognize fully the civil disobediences ready to explode in Eritrea under the organized national front that just formed. The scare tactics by Berhe Y and company of civil mayhem and destructions they are associating with the new fronts inevitable uprising and leadership of the Eritrean people is coming from very egotistical personalities high on how loud the drums of the band their band wagon. They are not at all focused on the real change and what will bring the desired change.

            tSAtSE

          • Millennium

            Hi Berhe:
            Today, I will have to agree with you!

            Millennium

          • Peace!

            Hi Berhino,

            Agreed. Thank you!

            Peace!

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Berhe Y,

            You are right when you said, “There is nothing the regime wants and desires that is to shed blood and we should never give them room to allow to do this.”

            For Isaias, internationally accepted brand is ready. He will call them terrorist /Jihadists, and will invite the entire world to slaughter innocent Eritreans. Even Ethiopian forces will enter Eritrea smoothly without any difficulties to fight terrorists. We should not forget his label of Wedi Ali coup attempted as a Jihadist movement. Moreover, we should not forget his allegation against Qatar, Sudan, Turkey, Eritrean Muslim Scholars Organization (none political institution). Isaias is ready to announce that he is under the attack of Jihadists. Even if they wear cross and fight him, he will call them Islamist Jihadists. Take care, with Isaias nothing works, except hazo hazo.

            Al-Arabi

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Hameed,

            I agree with you. What I think those of us who have the luxury of time to think and write should focus is, to prepare our people in anticipation what should come next from the Isayas camp. Like you said, blaming Jihad is his favorite subject and it has worked and served well for him and he will try to use it in any way possible.

            I think this time around, the timing is really good on our side. I don’t think it will work anymore as in the past. I don’t know if you have seen, but the Eritrean Patriarch has just released a video from Asmara and detailing the division in the Orthodox Church. This act alone will unite the church and it’s followers against the regime and they will not follow the regime blindly. There are also many other priest from the Orthodox church detailing the interference of the regime in the religion and what they are creating to divide and control.

            I think the religious leaders and other intellectuals should think ahead (like what this AT article) and help the people prepare to stay calm and stay together no matter what accusation that comes from the regime.

            He really has no body left to blame anymore. Sudan has just a new government. He is friends with SA, Egypt, UAE and US and Russia. And Yemen is in position to do anything. So what ever excuse he comes up with to blame external forces, I don’t think they will buy it. Ethiopia, weyane is his last chance but I think the problems in Ethiopia is forcing Doctor Abiy to side with TPLF and Tigray so he will be in direct conflict with him.

            I think there is a demonstration and seminar planned for May 24 in DC. I think there is also similiar plan in the Europe.

            Eritreans from all walks of life needs to participate and own any initiatives and prepare really for next phase of the struggle. I don’t think there will be any dispute in how the country will move forward, and the only obstacle we need to pay close attention is those PFDJ left over who will switch their skin like ነፋሒቶ and try to take the struggle and lead us to another direction.

            Berhe

          • Selamat Berhe Y,

            Hangol Derho! You don’t even realize who you are addressing. Who do you think created this fictional characters name of Hamid Al Arabi and for what purpose?

            You must be existing in the Twilight Zone with this sort of conversation with the main culprit. Wake up Hangol Derho!

            “….blaming Jihad is his favorite subject and it has worked and served well for him and he will try to use it in any way possible….”

            tSAtSE

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan GitSAtSE,

            Yesterday, you were speaking about a secret group and instructing Eritreans to follow it blindly. Today, in your comment above relapsed to your true character of PARTITION. I would like to thank for confirming what I have written last time. The front you speak about is the creation of Isaias. Any group that works in the dark of the night is not for the interest of Eritreans. The more you support this group, the more you confirm that it is the creation of Isaias.

            The people of Eritrea have sworn to struggle on broad daylight. No secrecy is accepted at all. The roadmap is clear to all Eritreans.

            1- FREE ERITREA OF ANY KIND OF EXCLUSION
            2- AN INCLUSIVE CONGRESS (No competition)
            3- AN INCLUSIVE TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT (No competition)
            4- FREE ELECTION (Competition of parties is allowed)
            5- ELECTED INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENT

            Al-Arabi

          • Selamat Hamid Al Arabi,

            “You are right when you said, “‘There is nothing the regime wants and desires that is to shed blood and we should never give them room to allow to do this.’?”

            You a colorful bizarre circus character created to misguide genuine Eritrean progress towards the better will also be finally exposed and naked for all to see. This inevitable long awaited event will replace all of you circus accrobats that have been draining Eritrean energy for far too long. You are gravitating towards one another obviously because finally the gig is up. The true representatives have arrived and there ain’t nothing you can do to deter them,

            Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea! Get used to it!

            tSAtSE

          • Alex

            Hi Berhe,
            Well said berhe and agree completely with your analysis above.

          • Selamat Alex,

            You are agreeing to an erroneous analysis of an uninformed Hagol Derho Berhe Y. Is there an Eritrean saying that starts with DediHri Hangol Derho zKhede…..?

            tSAtSE

          • Selamat Berhe Y,

            There will be ample opportunity to uncover the genuine characteristics of the newly formed Eritrean front inside Eritrea.

            But you are staying true to your character and continuous cheerleading for the TOOTHLESS (as Nitric would put it) opposition when you typed these lines below. I am perplexed by your preemptive aggressive strike and characterization of the new group inside Eritrea as civil war mongers and or paid agents of the regime and possibly the TPLF. Far from the actual truth is your assertions which is pure guess motivated by something sinister which I am not able to put my hands on just yet.

            “Another point, I agree with you 100% that Amanuel Eyasu and Assenna should never give space to the group who is calling for armed struggle.

            There is nothing the regime wants and desires that is to shed blood and we should never give them room to allow to do this.

            I am very skeptical that these are true Eritreans who want democratic change. Either they are initiated by the regime to ignite civil war or they are armed and supported by TPLF who wants to see Eritrea weaken and destruction.”

            The single most significant event that will bring to light all the negative idiosyncrasies that has bedeviled and continues to bedevil genuine and effective progress for an Eritrean Opposition to the injustice and the formula of Eritrean government, is indeed this Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea. Your preemptive pronouncements above are a typical representation of the so called noneffective Eritrean Opposition full of circus characters and chaos for the past two decades which will soon be discarded and relegated as a non factors that are detrimental to achieving the desired Eritrean government of a people’s representatives. Absent of the logistics of having a disciplined and organized force to take power over from and oust the undesired repressive dictatorial regime, what can an as it is today so called Eritrean opposition offer to the people? Absolutely nothing and more of the same of the fictional narratives that has been eroding the confidence and national self esteem of the Eritrean people for over two decades.

            The announcement of the formation with an agreeable to all attached manifesto is indicative of the finally arrival of a disciplined organization ready to self sacrifice for a just cause and with a strategy of minimal destruction and very little cost for the achievement of the national salvation. The organically and naturally developed formidable front, a result from the total sum of the state of Eritrea for the past two decades plus is in fact the birth of Hzbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea. But as has been the case always, the noise makers of the so call Eritrean Opposition of the diaspora, it is evident that they are unable to recognize success even if it bit them on the butt!
            Hangol Derho Berhe Y AArkey seek help in deciphering the thus far public statements that is positioned to steam role you in the very near future. Who ever you are huddling with to smear this new just campaign is obviously very concerned and worried of being replaced by the true peoples’ voice and people’s choice because there will no longer be ambiguities left for the confusion of the Eritrean People.
            Your YiAkil campaigns that you have been fond of and advocated vigorously pails in comparison to the impact this new national salvation front will accomplish in a fraction of a time very effectively and without a destructive civil war or destruction for Eritrea. Yours and the your likes efforts for the past nearly two decades has been significantly more worst than a civil war and responsible for the production of unproductive Eritrean psyche over all. STAY TUNNED!

            tSAtSE

          • Berhe Y

            Hi tSAtSE,

            I don’t have time for your halewlow.

            I said I am skeptical calling for armed resistance when there is people’s movement taking place. I am being cautious that it could be the work of the regime to divert and slow down the movement. And Assenna should be careful not to fall into a trap and played on.

            I never said the opposition should lead the way and I know the opposition would care less who leads the way as long as there is genuine change in Eritrea and IA and his regime is uprooted.

            You don’t like the yiAkl and everyone else standing up the regime because you have nothing left to black mail them as you have for the opposition for 20 years, as weyane stoogies in the process of protecting the regime. Remeber you were telling us, when vacationing people stormed IA in Massawa and internet the live the Eritrean people have for Isayas.

            Now you like these ghost organization because it serves your purpose of slowing down the movement.

            Sorry my friend, the dictator is finished.

            Here is a gift for you.

            https://vimeo.com/143379353

            Berhe

          • Selamat Berhe Y,

            Becareful of your slanderous statements. I have never possessed the spirit of blackmailing anyone. For the past 20 years I may have pointed out all the inefficiencies of the so called Eritrean opposition and I can list them all out, but I have never engaged in black mailing, So watch what you say or give the incidences where I have blackmailed any one and for what gain?

            “I never said the opposition should lead the way and I know the opposition would care less who leads the way as long as there is genuine change in Eritrea and IA and his regime is uprooted.”

            It matters not whether the “opposition” cares less or more. What opposition are you speaking of. Leadership can only be forged and organically grown from inside of Eritrea. From the diaspora genuine and capable leaders may and will join the leadership inside Eritrea.

            Who do you think is behind the organized movements inside Eritrea you are mentioning? You absolutely not a clue do you? Do you really believe the diaspora YiAkil phenomena deserves credit for the people’s movement inside Eritrea, including the ones you are listing? Wakeup Hangol Derho! It is the other way around. The YiAkil emboldened Eritreans gatherings and their declarations is as a result of the simmering uprising for justice inside Eritrea. The diaspora Eritreans are drawing their inspirations from inside of Eritrea. They are depending on and have finally found the Eritrean organization they can put all their faith in. Check your ego and recognize who is in fact leading who. Your so called suspicions of a regime installed front to derail the movement is unfounded and is driven by your over grown and excited ego. The movement is Hizbawi Tegadlo Harinet Eritrea. PEROD!
            Wake up Hangol Derho!

            tSAtSE

          • Berhe Y

            Hi tSAtSE,

            Hmam rESi. You are the one dividing opposition, diaspora and inside Eritrea. I am telling you there is one enemy that is IA and his supporters and the Eritrean people inside and outside. There is only two sides, which side are you. I am with all the side that is fighting IA, opposition in diaspora, in sudan, Ethiopia, Justice seekers, opposition media, opposition, religious organization, berhane Abreham, DuruE, Yemane T, Haji Musa, Abone Antonious, Biteweded ABRAHA, the you tubers, everyone is on the same side against the regime is on my side. If there is group genuinely opposing IA from inside Eritrea, I am on their side as well.

            Which side are you?

            BTW, be creative I brought Hangol DerHo to aware forum. Come up with your own insults or as my friend Hameed would say, QudaH do kubkeka.

            If you are against IA, then you are on my side. Case closed, no more arguing with you.

            Berhe

          • Hope

            Selamat Sellie:
            Is that really U?
            Is this a sarcastic comment advocating a Civil War in Eritrea?
            How and in what sense?
            Feasible?
            Achievable?
            Please elaborate.
            Few armed people Vs 300K EDF members under the Regime total control??
            Remember that the EDF is under total control of the Regime and its few Loyal Commanders.
            Berhe has a point….from practicality point of view.
            Unless u r talking about a well organized and trained Sniper Strike Group for a specific goal and target, which might sound a Liberation Front,which is NOT??

          • Blink

            Dear lamek
            I agree with everything you said sir , The first ever comment I agreed with you sir , it is simply irrelevant what I said and you said before but this comment makes you simply a great man at the crossroads of Eritreans lives . Way to go man .
            Amanuel.H has been a vicious one calling for bloodshed. Remember Amanuel accuse the highlanders as beneficiary of PFDJ , remember that .

          • Lamek

            Hi blink, I am not sure if it is a good thing that you are agreeing with me. Either I am regressing or you are progressing. In any case, I admire your courage. There is a sort of group thinking around here and lots of shoulder tapping. I try to put unique perspective, often at the expense of being unpopular. But keep fighting the good fight brother. I know you are a real Eritrean. Keep in mind though most people have their minds made up and it’s just near impossible to change opinions. I am not here to convince anyone or debate as AH says day in and day out, I am simply here to express my opinions and vent so to speak. Some use this as anger management too. Hats off to them.

          • Hope

            Lamek:
            I second U….now U R making real sense.
            No more AgAzian Movement?
            Good job.

          • Desbele

            Selam Lamek,

            AH’s claim that a brute force from the evil regime and a different reality between Sudan and Eri is a very valid point. Imagine how long it took even for the diaspora to overcome its fear and come out in protest. This is even after being exposed to the outside world, and having access to information.
            Eri doesnt have the youth population size and the infrastructure to overcome the brute force of DIA. Remember Eri is a completely sealed space (no internet, no power, no “extra” food/water, no phone..) to sustain protesters for long. Shutting these supplies doesnt cost Shaebia a dime or they wouldnt care as long as they kill the protest. Complement that with an evil force that would do anything to disburse protesters – remember SINKULAN @ MaiHabar!? I dont think the situation is different now to claim the foot soldiers would behave better.
            Please dont get me wrong. I believe this YIAKEL movement will slowly but surely will infiltrate in to Eritrea. But will take years to have momentum and force to unseat the regime. Hence it needs a help from the military.
            I dont also agree on your take about coup. Remember Wedi Ali? I still think a possibility from such a group. I think Wedi Ali’s group was to broadcast to agitate the people. So informed youth that would support such initiatives is a leverage.
            As for the liberation warfare it just is unimaginable and such idea would never get traction with the people.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Lamek,

            Your otherwise brilliant comments could be made even better if you can also improve on your mind reading skills- :). I know it is not easy, but when in doubt whether someone actually said so and so, reading the very sentence a few more times in context helps reveal the author’s intent better.

            For example, I know for certain you missed Dr. Paulos’s intent of putting the wild in quotes in his ‘”wild” imagination’ comment to you the other day. Although there was no bloodshed, you were offended, I was sad, and Dr. Paulos was bewildered (I felt it).

            Now, let’s read what Mr. Amnuel Hidrat said with the sentence you thought was condescending and see if we both understand it the same way.

            ‘But when it comes to Eritrea, your “prescription” seem based on the “desire” of the Eritrean people not on the objective realities of the actual problems and not on the “ought to be” solution for it.’

            Note: Mr. Amanuel ‘s subject/s in this sentence are the authors of the article who “proscribed” what they believe is a solution. So, he is recommending what he believes is a better solution which he clarified with “ought to be based on objective reality” instead of based on “desire” of the people. Here is where a real argument can arise and where, roughly, I think is your objection also based.
            Can an objective reality of a nation be different than the desire of the people?

            In free nations where the people are well informed, free to think, and choose as they please, the answer perhaps would be no, but are we talking about free people when we are addressing our region?

            We have to take statements case by case, rely on the context, probable intent of the author, other statements by the same author on similar topics, and etc. If we add all this together what Mr. Amanuel is recommending is a solution based the objective reality of Eritrea which he farther says ought to be based actual (quantifiable) problems of the people.

            I think putting the “desire” in quotes speaks volumes in his sentence. He is raising awareness into the possibility of “imposed desire” by design such as based on fake threats, stories, and similar innuendos.

            In countries where the people have no freedom of any kind including freedom of thought, to question whether a given “desire” is genuinely theirs and if so whether it ought to be first priority or not is not only far from condescending but prudent and quite mature analysis we should expect from our experienced politicians.

          • iSem

            Framing the debate of peaceful vs armed resistance
            Hi the Great FG: Lamek and Desbele and Emma I still hope that the suffering of Eritreans is temporary and I am paraphrasing a comment by FG when he was an ordinary awatista when a comment he shared in the refugee camp about an Ona survivor father who named his daughter Africa:-) Now there is confusion about the peaceful means. My take is a full fledge armed struggle is mute, whether we want it or not and I do not think Emma is advocating new “sawar Eritra”. What is peaceful? if someone does a coup and ousts IA, is it peaceful? Because most coup entail blood shed, Sudan is the exception and this goes back to their culture of reconciliation and history. In Eri? our history is that of eliminating each other from day one. So is coup like wedi Ali considered peaceful? Well the new front that Assena announced is suspect, the themes of combining both fronts is sexy, but I do not trust it, but if they succeed in uniting against pfdj and target PFDJ and kill them, without waging full fledge armed struggle, is that peaceful? I think when ppl talk about peaceful resistance they conflate the Ghandi way: they hit you in the head, you fall and you wipe your blood with your garb and march and your enemy, though brutal finally his humanity will surface and is ashamed of himself. If that is what ppl have in mind for peaceful resistance, then sorry it won’t work in Eritrea, because the enemy will not be ashamed of attacking unarmed, helpless civilians. I think every movement for liberty starts peacefully, Eritrean in 1961 was waged after the student demonstration failed and Ethiopia in testified its killing, and that gives you a hint why the youth joined ghedli in mass after Dergi came to power. So it does not have to be black and white: peaceful and violent, it can be an integration of both. Was the Libyan movement peaceful, yes, but the the dictator intensified his killing, the ppl responded to protect themselves. It is not freedom seekers that start the violence, it is the dictator. And do not get the idea that the youth do not opt for armed struggled, whether it is viable or not, many have left Israel to Ethiopia to fight but the traditional opposition and Ethiopia conspired to make it failure. So we can integrate both.
            You know this two decade old debate peaceful vs violent resistance is mute when SGJ stopped commenting about it. It has exhausted him from the beginning. One thing is for, pfdj has many vulnerabilities for a long time and now it is trying hard to regenerate it self, ensuring continuing, you cannot even trust your own abat nebsi in Eritrea, it has infiltrated the Orthodox church, the opposition, and diaspora is late to wake up, the diaspora can unite and reduced the remittance substantially, reduced the number of ppl who go to Eritrea

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat iSem Anbesa,

            It is safe to say that everyone agrees that violence must be ruled out or at least substantially minimized, but as you said, when does one decide how much is acceptable amount of violence?

            The first time I saw the name ተጋድሎ ሓርነት ህዝቢ ኤርትራ, my immediate reaction was that of support thinking that it will unite a good segment of Eritreans otherwise divided mostly out of uncertainties. Then of course, some opined objection due to the “violent nature” inherent in the naming and I had to pause.

            A while back, Saay had an excellent series of comments regarding why aim for “reformed PFDJ” as opposed to “weeded out PFDJ” and he was convincing to say the least. However, those who argue that dictators do not negotiate or relent and therefore must be removed “by whatever means necessary” has to be taken seriously too.
            What to do!?

            Easier said than done but I would say if ተጋድሎ ሓርነት ህዝቢ ኤርትራ is willing to be led by civilians such as those organizing “y’akil” or similar entities and will not take any military action unless ordered to do so by those civilians, its existence maybe advantageous than its absence.

            So, take peaceful means of resistance as far as it can go, and maybe then, a great majority of Eritreans will agree that a decisive military strike on the last holed ups is necessary and there won’t be division as such.

          • Millennium

            Hi Fanti:

            You seem to be putting too much emphasis on the fact that Amanuel put the word “desire” between quotation marks; but unless you have not been reading his comments lately, you won’t miss the fact that he puts every other word between quotations and that basically renders all the meaning that you have attached to quotation marks rather meaningless…:)

            Regards,
            Millennium

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Millennium,

            Hint: like it or dislike it, if I put words and phrases in quotations, it means my messages are loaded in those words and phrases.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selam Millenium,

            Hahaha! It is hard enough getting understood as hoped even when stating our thoughts clearly, but unfortunately, we occasionally add to the confusion ourselves when commenting distracted or on a hurry.

            My bases for understanding Mr. Amanuel in the way that I did is mostly my familiarity with his ideas in general, and of course, the quotation strengthened my conviction along those lines too.

            It may not work as well in political setting but “consider positive interpretation first” has been my life long guiding principle and it has served me well except when I occasionally forget-:).

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Fanti Ghana,

            Thank you for elaborating further to my points of argument. Your ability of analyzing “words and concept and their possible intended messages” is amazing. If members of this forum have had skills of communication we wouldn’t go on attacking each other when we differ in opinions. In civilized debate you don’t go beyond “ I agree” or “I disagree” with justifiable elaboration. It is from that kind of communicating our ideas that we can learn from each other. Debaters should not fear from the ideas of their opponents as far as we let the ideas for buyers in the market of ideas.

            Second, debating is also “sharing your views” without the intention of selling them to the public. So sharing whether it is accepted or rejected by the receivers end, it should not generate emotional reaction. I don’t share your view is more than enough.

            Third, look how Lamek characterized the universal political languages “objective realities” and “subject matters” as ghedli languages. Our ghedli haven’t had their own languages and terminologies rather we learned them or adapted them from the vocabularies of international politics to promote our causes and engage them effectively. There is nothing new on those political languages in the international stage. They are standard vocabularies for political communications. As simple as that.

            Regards

          • Ismail AA

            Selam Fanti,

            This is worthy contribution. Reading texts is not easy matter. That is why in many schools and colleges people acquire the skill through organized training to equip them with skills that help them comprehend meanings that words and phrases contain and intend to convey. Personally, I got that opportunity for some drilling as a freshman student. It is crucial especially for students who register for disciplines that require voluminous reading. I sometimes detect as you keenly did, differences between trained and casual readings in this forum, which the moderator tried to alert some commenters.

            Now, back to the analytical reading you did of Amanuel Hidrat’s post that has generated a lot of comments. For those of us too familiar with Amanuel’s views on the general (social and political) set up in Eritrea, there was no issue with what he intended to state or convey. Others who do not agree with his views read him at face value level without contextualizing his comments in the framework of his well known outlook about the multifaceted and foundational problems that challenge the national state of Eritrea, which is still in the process of emerging and the place of the diverse components in it.

            It’s in this context that I understood the differentiation he made between desire change (getting rid of the dictatorship as pressing priority) and the tackling of issues pertaining to the objective realities that pervade the socio-political set up of the nation. We all know that Amanuel never misses an opportunity to advocate and draw attention to the concerns of the social groups and their rights within the Eritrean polity, which the despotic regime has postponed has put them off, and shall inevitably confront us during the processes of laying down a constitutional edifice upon which nation and state building processes shall rest on.

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Aman,

        The “truth and reconciliation” in itself demand its own objective realities. It needs a democratic transition and government of national unity. Without those prerequisites it won’t happen. Otherwise, I agree that truth and reconciliation is the only thing that brings a lasting peace for a socio-political contradiction like ours. First thing first (a) let us remove the cancer if our society (b) then let us open an inclusive democratic transition (c) then let us form government of National unity to lead the democratic transition. If we become successful these stages then we can seal it the process with truth and reconciliation.

    • Hameed Al-Arabi

      Ahlan Ustaz Hidrat,

      What I will say is not a joke; it is just an opinion. You have one prescription for solution of our problems, “brute force”. I question your solution: Why do you corner the people of Eritrea to only one brutal and dangerous solution? I always repeat: For any performance of work, there is a better method of doing it. Let me ask these questions:

      1- Where does Isaias power amass?
      a) DIVISION OF ERITREANS: The solution is in the hands of all Eritreans.
      b) THE SECURITY APPARATUS: Are they Eritreans? Yes, then they will be
      affected by (a) above. Penetrating this apparatus will save Eritreans from “brute force”. Penetrating of the security apparatus is the homework for all Eritreans. Neutralizing this apparatus will pave way for protesting openly. I think, the Eritrean people, at present, shifted from total dumbness to openly speaking whether inside Eritrea or in Diaspora. The next step is to move this outcome to the next and last stage , but before that Eritreans should perform some of their homework that I mentioned above, penetrating the security apparatus.

      I believe, there are many better solutions than I have stated or Ustaz Hidrat. Can Eritreans produce them? Yes, they could.

      Al-Arabi

    • Hope

      Selam Aman:
      Can you COMMAND the newly founded brigade of the New Eritrean National Liberation Front?
      Please do so.

  • Mez

    Dear Awate Team,

    1) An outstanding summary of the instantaneous state if affairs in the horn of Africa, and especially the Sudan and Eritrea.

    2) I just want to underscore one missed ingredient, the abolition of ” the no war no peace” state of affairs between Eritrea and Ethiopia (primarily) under the leadership of PM AAA.
    2.1) If this new “peace-era” is going to translate itself into an economic boom and political openness is not yet clear. There is no indicative move, in this regard, from the eritrean side–government or opposition alike.

    Thanks

  • Peace!

    Hi All,

    Great Analysis, as usual! Now, in an effort to contour a unified voice and mitigate the risk, how such analysis can be reconciled with what assenna has announced recently?

    Peace!