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U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Is Roaring

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Salem Solomon on August 04, 2017. Follow the link below to read the full article entitled, “Congressman Calls for US Military Partnership with Eritrea.”

“A Republican congressman says he believes it is time for the U.S. to reach out to Eritrea and forge a partnership to fight terrorism.”

It’s U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California who submitted an amendment encouraging the U.S. secretary of defense to negotiate with his Eritrean counterpart to cooperate on the war on terror, security in the Red Sea region, confronting Iranian proxies in Yemen and other U.S. security priorities. The amendment was rejected, but Rohrabacher said he may try to push for cooperation with either a future amendment or standalone bill.

“I think it’s time for us to reach out to Eritrea and take them up on some of their offers, and do things that would be good for us and good for the order of the world in a sense they would be opposing radical Islamic terrorists,” Rohrabacher told VOA in an interview this week.

Dr. Khaled Beshir, a board member of the Awate Foundation, a group that works to counter what it calls Eritrean propaganda, recently told the U.S. House of Representatives that a U.S.-Eritrea partnership is unlikely. Eritrea has never accepted responsibility for playing a destabilizing role in the region by arming the Somali extremist group al-Shabab, he said, and the Eritrean government continues to blame the U.S. for many of its woes.

“They think the U.S. is behind pretty much everything, including people leaving the country, the sanctions, the border demarcation,” he said. “I think the Eritrean government has not learned to take responsibility.”

Dr. Khaled believes allying itself with Eritrea would put the U.S. at odds with much of the rest of the world, who are demanding the country improve its behavior.

“It’s very simple. This is contrary to U.S. interests, what [Rohrabacher] is proposing, because it will go against the international community that has put sanctions on Eritrea for the last seven years,” he said. “The role that Eritrea has been playing as a spoiler, as a destabilizing force in the region, I don’t know how that will serve the U.S. interest, even from the security point of view.”

Read the full article by Salem Solomon here: “Congressman Calls for US Military Partnership with Eritrea

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  • Nitricc

    Dear all: sorry for the delay, I couldn’t find the time to response in time. I see all of you have an issue for me to use the word “Idiot “. I don’t see being an idiot is to mean as stupid. I am sorry but we all are idiots in different subjects. I do understand why all of you get agitated and twitchy whenever one of yours is criticized. When I say, one of yours, I am implying the generational and political belonging. I understand you have fought and gave up your youthful years with blood and sweat and you don’t deserve to get what you have and what you see. I get it. However; the problem is your fight and
    opposition is not appropriately directed and correctly positioned. Just to get to PIA, you have no right to destroy all of us.
    For instance; let’s get back to the words of Dr. Kalid what he has to say to make me use the word idiot.
    He said, “ Dr. Khaled Beshir, a board member of the Awate Foundation, a group that works to counter what it calls Eritrean propaganda, recently told the U.S. House of Representatives that a U.S.-Eritrea partnership is unlikely. Eritrea has never accepted responsibility for playing a destabilizing role in the region by arming the Somali extremist group al-Shabab, he said, and the Eritrean government continues to blame the U.S. for many of its woes.”

    We all know this Al-shabab BS was invited, preached and perfected by the former prime minster of Ethiopia against Eritrea. Melles played this game against Eritrea, as a result the nation suffered immensely. The Eritrean youth paid untold price as the consequences of this fabricated lies. Now, the good doctor, if he known the heart bit of the people and the nation, he wouldn’t use the same sentence, the same lies what the enemy of Eritrea has told the world. The good doctor could have made his point with plenty other objectives. He could have said the prisoners are not freed, he could have used the constitution, he could have used election; there were so many other things could have used to make his point, but, no! He has to follow the same lies, word by word of the Ethiopians that were manufactured by the known enemy of Eritrea. Like I have said the main problem for you, oppositions is that you have no idea what the core value of the people that you supposed fighting for. Attack the government, attack the system, attack the individuals but never the country and never the core value of the people.

  • Nitricc

    Hi All, I just got the chance to read this article under Gedab-news and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read this part…..

    “Dr. Khaled Beshir, a board member of the Awate Foundation, a group that works to counter what it calls Eritrean propaganda, recently told the U.S. House of Representatives that a U.S.-Eritrea partnership is unlikely. Eritrea has never accepted responsibility for playing a destabilizing role in the region by arming the Somali extremist group al-Shabab, he said, and the Eritrean government continues to blame the U.S. for many of its woes.”
    Somebody got to take that “Doctor” things for his name. This idiot still thinks Eritrea us helping extremists, like Al-Shabab.
    People, get real, the more you lie just to score a point the more you destroy your credibility. And you wonder why people don’t follow and accept the oppositions. It is his opinion to say what ever he wants but please stop the lies. What he doesn’t know is that his views and lies are not going to mean anything the USA. Memo to the so-called doctor, you are no one and please stop it already.

    • saay7

      Hi Nitrric:

      Speaking of comprehension problems….

      Dr Khaled Bashir did not say that GoE is helping Al-Shabab. He said it has not taken responsibility for its role in helping Shabab and he is absolutely right about that. It denies it ever did help Shabab, even as the president of the country denied Al Shabab was a terrorist organization even after it took credit for bombing innocent civilians in Uganda and Kenya.

      Dr Khaled also said that the government doesn’t take any responsibility for its action and instead blames the US for its woes. Once again, he is absolutely right. The GoE blames the US for:

      * Eritreans exodus from Eritrea
      * Eritrea-Ethiopia border war
      * Eritrea-Djibouti border war
      * UN sanctions on Eritrea
      * the fact that Eritrea has no constitution
      * the state of Eritreas economy.

      Not only was what he said spot-on, it is relevant given that some surfer-dude who is taken seriously by no one, not even fellow Republicans, is mumbling something about US-Eritrea normalization. This after the Trump Administration added more sanctions–this time on the Eritrean Navy–for its role in importing materiel from North Korea.

      No, sir, it is you and your government who have been living a lie and extending it to is breaking point.

      saay

      • sara

        Dear saay
        Cool dawn.this is the second comment i read you angry.

        • saay7

          Really Sara?

          Hmm, Nitrric calling an honorable man an “idiot” is not angry but me pointing out that Nitrric did not have a fundamental understanding of what Dr Khaled said is “angry”?

          Whatever you say. And how is project “the Third Way” going btw😂

          saay

    • Saleh Johar

      Hi Nitricc,

      You calling dr Khalid an idiot says a lot about you since you are way below his league as far as understanding the issue is concerned. Humble yourself–you are not informed enough or purposely misinformed. You are a partisan hack.

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam SGJ,

        Remeber, that there are many who do not know that they don’t know. Once one started to comment with an insult, that gives you a good indication. Therefore, aytehazelom.

    • Peace!

      Hi Nitric,

      “People, get real, the more you lie just to score a point the more you destroy your credibility” If you are allergic to lying, please tell me on what ground you are worshiping PFDJ? Because PFDJ is the number “1” liar in this planet. In other words, a supporter of murderous regime can not be in a position to question anyone’s credibility, or simply not qualified.

      *** Occasionally I sense multiple tones in your writing, my guess is this one is your “PFDJista Mentor.” I have a feeling that you are an innocent kid and wish you would stay away from an old and contaminated environment.

      Peace!

    • Saba

      Hi Gen. Nit,
      Who else is a member of this Awate foundation?
      Obscure foundations and lies will embolden the PFDJ system.

      • Peace!

        Hi sabina,

        Are the Arabs coming with money or with lies..? Well, obviously the fact on the ground indicates that PFDJ is selling the country to unstable Arab dictators to embolden itself plus there is no such thing as PFDJ system rather it is “PFDJ prostitution,” naked to the Arab world.

        Peace!

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Hi blink,

    I hope you have some talent has remained in you that helps you evaluate yourself. really, you and your likes are an insult to the Eritrean people and the regime you support. You attempt to defend the mafia by changing colours, and this is a sign of its deterioration. You have to cognize it is too late to redress the regime. If the world call each other to redeem the regime to life again will not succeed. It is a regime beyond redemption. You are just exercising a bad habit that will affect you in your life. You will end up parroting the limited tricks of criminals who are in a run from justice. Believe me, you are in job of paralyzing your talent from functioning properly.

    Al-Arabi

  • Abraham H.

    Dear Awatistas, I must say it is very discouraging to witness the Justice Camp, very dysfunctional and almost non-existent right now, spends a lot of enery, and time talking about how to address Eritrea’s socio-economic problems at this time. How could the Justice Camp address the various ills of our society when it doesn’t have access to the people and country? How difficult is it to identify the priority of priorities, i.e. posing a challenge and ultimately removing the DIA regime which is the source of all those ills? Why couldn’t we focuss on how to rally the people accross the various social strata against the main culprit of the tragedy, i.e. the pfdj? Yes, I agree with those who’re claiming the pfdj’s main base is among the Tigrinya ethnic group, and the central political and economic power of the country is held by those people who come from this ethnic group. This reality is not something that happened all of a sudden during the DIA regime, it is a continuation of historical trends, though it has been strengthened further during the current regime. But the oppostion camp is not in a postion to deal with the imbalances or grievances of the smaller ethnic groups or any other group at this time; simply because it has no access to decision making and the people that need to be empowered.
    The best we can do right now is to identify all the injustices and grievances of our social groups and to agree on a tentative strategy as to how solve or ameliorate them in post DIA/pfdj Eritrea. All our efforts, resources, and time should be directed at the removal of the regime; it is only then we could deal with all the ills of our society.

  • saay7

    Awatistas:

    Representative Dana Rohrbacher can roar all he wants but his proposal is dead on arrival. I got to know the man just a little bit back in 98-2000 and for many reasons (chief among them being, um, how do I put this: he is “different”) I would be surprised if his proposal will get a single co-sponsor much less proceed to a vote. And in the unlikely event that it does, we are ready. (good job Khaled, btw!)

    I like VOA’s Salem Solomon and she is a good reporter but it must have been slow news day in DC because Rohrbacher said something out of the box is a lot like saying Dennis Rodman went to North Korea. You roll your eyes and move on. Unless you are with the PFDJ websites: then you latch on to this (Eritrea: Coming Out of the Cold, Version 27) and hold on for dear life.

    saay

    • blink

      Dear saay
      Did you buy the Somalia issue ?? Don’t you people care for the open truth any more ?? I understand it is a propaganda but how far can it be used to advance Eritreans interest? We have been saying the issiasim is nearly dead , and some celebrated the sanction as if issiass is falling with out killing us. What if Mr tweets in chief does something to make the UAE happy? What if kushner got 500 million from Al Futtiam ( construction company) ? I mean, will you and the good doctor still testify about Al shaabab?
      it is just a pretex to some thing unless are not we looking at the Yemen people ( aren’t the UAE, Saudi and the dictator killing people) . Regional peace, 😚whose peace is that ? the senator ,I mean what can he possibly do ? None, but I hope you revisit the notion of regional peace thing in our opposition , is not it a rotten , ugly and useless. The majority of people are not blind any more saay but some people like me are . And I don’t buy the Somalia issue, it is fake full of lies ,yet I can’t believe you entertain the Somalia thing, How long will you stay hitting the Somalia drum ?will you be happy if DIA stay saying Somalia , border and .., I mean how long will you listen to the dumbest Eritreans history teacher (DIA), he was sanctioned long enough ,but Issaias doesn’t care , sanction will do nothing to his rule ,none. You and the doctor can drive the Somalia and regional peace as you wish but his cronies will make sure to paint any color on your face and confuse the majority of Eritreans . Some of our propaganda are more liked by EPRDF than by Eritreans in general and good luck with that in your endeavors , I am wondering who is benefiting what from all this testimony of regional peace and Somalia . Don’t we have a bigger reason to oppose the dictator and plea the international community to help us. If the 5 star in Italy win considerably at any time , Issaias will dig a big whole in our graves and write king of the andles. Regional peace 😱

      • Hameed Al-Arabi

        Hi blink,

        The Somalia and regional issue hurt you a lot as it hurts your masters in Asmara. In our contemporary world internal, regional and international issues are interwoven together. All are related and affect each other. Surely, you are speaking about the Stone Age when people were living isolated from each other. Don’t you hear the terminology that says the world today turned to a small village. Today, when USA sneezes China coughs and vice-versa.

        Al-Arabi

        • blink

          Dear Hameed
          You must have a black mark on your front and we know why you have it, I must tell you don’t bother your caves can do nothing about it . What I am saying is al shaabab thing is just not working and it doesn’t give any relieve to the Eritrean people from the dictator. Some people are may be proud to be in front of the camera and telling the Americans lies.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Hi blink,

            It is hopelessness that makes you quest hangers to spread your crippled minds impotence. You are playing on a naked issue. You are saying leave Americans stand on the side of my masters. You are accustomed to cover distances on the shoulders of others. At present there is no shoulder that will hold you; you have to walk yourselves without the help of others. I wonder how paralyzed minds survive without assistance? The ills you have even America can’t cure. Nowadays, everything in America is a business. You pay cash down, they serve you. I don’t think mendicants who queue on the gates of civilized nations to receive alms are capable of paying millions of dollars to get service from USA. It is unimaginable leaders of mendicants to collect millions of dollars to pay to uncle Sam.

            Al-Arabi

          • blink

            Dear Hameed
            Well let’s accept your idea that America serves only if you pay them in millions ,I am wondering what could the lobbyists do if the dictator sold the whole Eritrea to them ? Do you think America will change its policy based on money flow?
            I am looking at you and any one who support your idea from the Eritreans perspective, and it looks like this ,” two frogs who lost sources of water and they are on hunt for a good water supply for years, after long time they found abundant water but it is a deep wall , one of the two jumped in the wall and the second stayed and thought how can he come out from the wall once the water is gone, you are the first to jump and no way out from your first mistake.”

            Second do not assume I support the dictator, you are mistaken and your accusations is not different than your beliefs. Hallow

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Hi blink,

            My friend, your mind has stopped to function since a long time ago. I don’t think you enjoy with a healthy mind. You require a new mindset if your skull is compatible with modern technology. As I have recognized from your responds you possess a very old records and an exhausted way of thinking. When I say you are from the Stone Age, I think, I have strong reason for that conclusion

            Al-Arabi.

          • blink

            Dear Hameed
            Are you suggesting that you don’t have an answer?? I thought it was you that claimed America policy is all but money and I asked to share your perspective but you find easy way of insulting. If you believe there was Stone Age, I am assuming you also believe before that time and back to the millions of years too ,

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Hameed,

            You speak Stone Age English.

            Example: “your responds” —> your response,

            “a very old records” —-> a very old record Or very old records,

            “I don’t think you enjoy with a healthy mind”, “an exhausted way of thinking” —> What are you trying to say?

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Hi Simon Kaleab,

            There is one thing that makes minds stop functioning properly. You know what is it? It is a lie. A liar is a person who is hit by a very destructive virus. One of the symptoms of this disease is resemblance in thought. They seem to be similar copies with limited content. They don’t think or act beyond what their masters crammed them. They have to be loaded with new programs continually, their minds turn to chips with small capacities. This in its turn ensues failure in their life gradually. It is like a drug that kills addicts bit by bit. Really, liars are people threatened by extinction. We have a good example in Mr. Simon and Mr. blink who are completely paralyzed. How much of alms did you receive this month from your host country? A mendicant should be humble, my friend, not rude.

            Al-Arabi

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Hameed,

            Where did you learn all these? Amazing!

            Are you a graduate of the University of Tora Bora Caves by any chance?

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Hi Simon,

            Minds that are attacked by lie virus hinders students in their academic attainments. Knowledge requires free and open minds that are not spoiled by lie virus. I advise our students to move away from the lie organization that mushrooms in Eritrea. You have also to understand that a crime damages the mind and totally makes it out of use. The criminal mind is always busy about hiding his crime. This is the reason that has made the mafia in Asmara impotent in all walks of life. Many wonder about the inability of the mafia to make progress in Eritrea; they forget that the mafia is very sick in the mind. To be crippled in the mind is the most fatal disease that attacks human beings and this happens by their own willfulness.

            Al-Arabi

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Hameed,

            With what kind of system do you aspire to replace the current government in Eritrea?

            A simple question requires a simple answer.

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Hameed,

            Another try.

            With what type of system would you aspire to replace the current government of Eritrea?

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Hi Simon,

            I think any Eritrean who respects himself and wishes peace,stability and prosperity to the people of Eritrea will not hesitate from choosing a government constituted from all Eritreans democratically. Definitely, I will not support a government formed of minorities or a sectarian social group. Did you take your alms for the month of August? The mafia in Asmara drives our youth out of their homeland, then chases them to collect tribute from the alms they receive. Really, this makes the hearts of the wise in our country bleed.

            Al-Arabi

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Hameed,

            Keep on throwing insults to deflect from the issues, as a wise person you have a licence for that.

            Do you support political groups that are based on ethnicity and religion?

          • blink

            Dear Hameed
            Mention one lie I made and I will remove it by saying sorry, if you did not bring your claim , the accusation will be delivered to you.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Hi blink,

            As far as you support the regime you are considered to be one of them. I think, the mafia you attempt to protect is built on lies. They understand politics is based on lies; the one who lies best is a very clever diplomat. I think you will not request from me testimonies; you can google and you will get how they lie without any shame. They misunderstand what politics means.

            Al-Arabi

          • blink

            Dear Hameed
            Well , I thought I will be learning from my mistake , because you accuse me of making lies and I asked myself where do I fabricated things or I made a mistake and such a mistake that can be corrected by you.

            Now and again, I don’t believe I have ever supported the dictator at home , never not even once but if you think that I support him please provide me with evidence again.
            If you thought I am supporting by indicating the Somalia issue was built on lies well that is your understanding and I can do nothing about it. To make it clear no one in this forum or in this website can be certain Eritrea supported Al shaabab unless they make the known lies. Fabricated propaganda with out small evidence is a great mistake because once you got exposed you will lose double and that was my view. The doctor and some points of saay trying to make it nice is full of garbage and it has nothing to do with with the justice camp. Lies will be always lies , why do we need to make lies while we have first hand evidence that PFDJ committed crime over our people, why do we need to make lies ? only to give the dictator to make more horrible crimes??

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Hi blink,

            I think Saay7 and Dr. Khalid didn’t fabricate the issue of Somalia. It is there already in the UN documents. Moreover, Al-Shabab were guests of your master in Asmara. Isais was proud of using them against Ethiopia. At that time, he (as a very intelligent politician) was busy about a proxy war against Ethiopia. Things went contrary to his wishes and he was sanctioned. Isaias is the source and cause of sanction and not the opposition or any other force. You attempt to induce us that Isaias can convince the people of Eritrea against the opposition, but this is not true. Your entire rebuttal is built on this idea. My friend. Isaias can kid only the extremists with sick minds, void of nationality, humanity and democracy. Isaias can cheat only the greedy and criminals, nothing more. Please, don’t try to dress yourself as opposition and warn us that Isaias can persuade the people of Eritrea against the opposition. Nothing has remained for Isaias that enable him convince the people of Eritrea against the opposition. You are utilizing a worn away record.

            Al-Arabi

  • Brhan

    Hello Awate,
    The one behind Mr. Dana roar can be the United Arab Emirates. The dictator in Eritrea in addition to petrodollars that he took from the UAE for letting the later build it bases in Assab , would not waste time to ask UAE, to find some like Mr. Dana to do the lobbying for Eritrea in the US new administration.
    But Mr. Dana roar will be good for nothing. This is because the US sees Eritrea’s role in the Yemeni war as minor role. It is doing the business there with all : with Qatar and the rest. As a result the US won’t take actions to the likes of the dictator’s main interest out of this lobbying which is the US to be in his side in the matters of issues of Eritrea and Ethiopia, which has successfully rallied Africans to its side in issues related to its relations with Arab countries, ( while the regime in Eritrea alienated itself from African by itself). The African lobbying group within the US in favour to Ethiopia. Last but not least, Mr. Dana can’t continue have a blind eye and deaf ear to the issue of human rights in Eritrea and this due to the brave Eritrean American and Eritreans just seekers of California, USA and other US politicians.

    • blink

      Dear Brhan
      How long is the Somalia thing an issue? And what can Eritreans lose from the already lost life if Americans do business and press the dictator to give in on his blind ride of arresting people and killing? Why is the Somalia issue even an issue for the good doctor, doesn’t he know Americans know more about Al Shabab than him, I mean no offense but the way he frame the Somalia thing is below his standard ?? Are we opposing for the sake of it? What if Americans get fed up and solve the border issue in peaceful way ? Don’t we oppose the dictator on principle ? The good doctor simply could not swallow the upheavel of opposition.

      His testimony will not matter if UAE , Saudi and others help the dictator smooth things with the Americans.

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