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Yosief’s Messages From the Underground

It is only a narrow-minded or embittered man who can harbor evil thoughts about ordinary people because they are not heroes.  From the novella “A dreary story” by A. Chekhov

A  philosopher is born

If there is a merit for Eritrea and Eritreans in the war in Tigray, it is that it has blown-up covers and torn-off masks. This is most apparent in the case of Yosief Gebrehiwet, the Islamophobic, one-time master of apologia for the defunct Imperial Ethiopian regime and its ugly history in Eritrea. His contention, at the time, was supported by a broken syllogism epitomized in that since the PFDJ regime is such a horrible system of governance it follows that it was wrong to have started the revolution and therefore were better for Eritrea to have stayed part of Imperial Ethiopia. That was his simple message, a logical paralogism hidden deep under a heap of thousands of words repeated over and over, a logic so much loved by ‘Tigray- Media- House’ and sisters as to ordain him a philosopher!. Of course, there was no way for Eritrea to go back to Imperial Ethiopia, even if it wanted, since the Empire itself has already gone down the drain never to come back, making Yosief’s laments just a practice in self-whipping and crying over the spilled milk, if there were any milk, to begin with. Come to the war of Tigray, and quickly Yosief changed his skin and expressed contempt for the Empire, and took sides with its enemies in Tigray, enemies who seem seeking independence from Yosief’s old sweetheart, Ethiopia, just like what Eritrea has once done since, according to them, what is good for the goose is good for the gander, and strangely enough, Yosief agrees!.

The blasphemy

But the philosopher didn’t stop here; he has crossed from crying foul at the Eritrean struggle and Independence to outright hatred of the Eritrean people to the extent of calling them wild animals and humiliation worthy: ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ውርደተኛን፣አራዊት ህዝቢ እዩ! These obscene words and more were said in an interview given by the philosopher to one of the Tigray- Media- House’s sisters YouTube channels. If the philosopher is an Eritrean, as he seems to claim, it is only natural for one to think of his strong words as just expressions of self-hate and self-scorn, truly embarrassing characteristics to attribute to an accomplished philosopher and even more to explain! Yet, there is, however, one explanation within the larger context of the Eritrean tragedy that would render him innocent of the guilt. This is the “being a victim” of tyranny like the many others who succumbed to and consider him one of the many unhappy souls of which some are listed here-under.

Messages from hell

In November 2011 an Eritrean living in the UK pushed his ex-girl friend off a bridge to her death. For that he was handed a 12 years jail-time sentence.

An Eritrean teenager, 15, was killed in a “sustained” attack in a block of flats in Waterloo in June 2008 by her jealous ex-boyfriend.

An Eritrean, nicknamed “Ikea killer” was imprisoned for the murder of two innocent people (whom he never met before the incident) in an Ikea store in the Swedish city of Västerås in 2015 the reason being the decline of his asylum application by the Swedish authorities.

A thirteen year old Eritrean female was murdered by her mother’s Eritrean ex-boyfriend in her apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel. (The murderer’s father told the media his son was “crazy” and that he did not care if the police killed him!!).

An Eritrean immigrant in Toronto Canada was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two Eritrean women one 55 years old and the other 28.

In January 2018 an Eritrean man in Norway was charged with killing his wife and mistreating his .

In 2019 a 30 years old Eritrean living in Holland was brought to court for strangling to death his 23 years old pregnant wife.

These are only a sample from a long list of tragedies defining, among other tragedies, the life of Eritreans in the Diaspora.

How did all these happen? Is this how Eritreans were all along?. The Eritrean who many still remember as gentle and honorable is not the one we have here at hand; a major failure must have taken place along the way and a radical switch followed, and it seems it is not difficult to point out and say with certainty, who brought this failure about, it is tyranny.

Panorama

What are the forces which contributed to the making of the tragic decisions by these unfortunate people and led to these heartbreaking stories listed above? It is only natural that many people outside of Eritrea know these forces and know that these same forces are wreaking havoc even in the Diaspora with a great thrust. Also, many see and touch the effects of tyranny but these effects seem because of their diffusion- isolated and casual while they in their totality run as a current under and below, undetected, forming our responses while distorting our world outlook.

Perhaps studying the experience of others who walked the way of tyranny before could remove some of the fogs and enlighten us and be of some help for organizing and forming a mental image of what we feel, thus objectifying and consolidating the condition to our mind’s eye.

One helpful tool in this task may be the book titled “ The Nature of Despotism” by the 19th century Syrian-Egyptian journalist and philosopher, Abdurrahman Al-Kawakibi, in which he detailed the features of a society under despotism, describing it with honesty and precision possible only by a man who lived it and closely watched and observed it.

The author indicates, properly, to the victims of tyranny as slaves. There are in the book many pages and long paragraphs which one would think that they describe today’s Eritrea and they would especially be useful in shedding light on the above-described list of unfortunate Eritreans’ destinies, here are some translated passages from this great book:

Despotism deforms the natural inclinations and good manners of the victim; it weakens, corrupts, and effaces them altogether. It makes the slave ungrateful for the natural blessings offered by the almighty to his country because, in reality, he never owned them. It makes him harbor hatred to his fellow slaves because they are an aid to the scourge of tyranny over him; he loses his love for his country and left ever eager to escape it because he is denied a secured settlement in it.The love for his family wanes because he has no confidence in the persistence of this relationship; friendship also is off-limits to the slave because the lack of confidence in others stands in the way between him and this relationship as he knows too well that his peers, like him, have no judgment or resolve of their own will. They may, if ordered, harm or even murder him while, at the same time, sobbing and weeping. he has nothing to care or cry for, because he has no monies or assets which are not subject to plunder and no honor that is not exposed to insult……………

It is strange, therefore, that the victims of tyranny abhor the tyrant but they cannot use against him the natural valor and intrepidity which is acquired by a man at anger, and instead redirect their animosity to different, unexpected quarters like abusing their women or the singling out from their ranks a perceived weaker class[i] (read Jeberti, as an instance in our Eritrean case) or a group of foreigners to mistreat and persecute. In this they are like a house dog, which, when required for watching and guarding the premises, is tied up and left to hunger during the day and set free at night to display its acquired ferocity, it is in this way also that the cruelty and fierceness in the in-fights of the victims of tyranny[ii] can not be characterized as bold or audacious because it is, in fact, only a show of cowardice in the face of the tyrant who drives them to death while they obey him in terror and panic, in the same manner sheep are driven forward to their death by a preying hyena.” …….

 The words above bring to the reader’s eye, a panoramic view, a concentrated display of the effects of tyranny which we normally see scattered and as a result, miss its full mental impact except in a blurred and confused style, the picture of tyranny drawn in this book are like a snap-shot of the reality of at least one layer of the multi-layer that is tyranny.

The Plague

Tyranny is a dangerous social disease, a plague that irrevocably changes and destroys the social fabric of society. Those who were subjected to tyranny for a substantial time, those who were born under it and the lucky ones who almost succumbed to it but somehow evaded and escaped it (like the philosopher), all suffer in different degrees the sickness until death or until, in better times, addressed using different approaches of psychology, legislation, and politics.

Moral effects of tyranny

Because the victim of tyranny lives a life driven by fortuity, randomness and purposelessness, he has no moral life as this is based on free-will and compassion both of which are not in supply anywhere near him. It is because of this that it is not only unwise but also outright foolish to blame and resent people under the slavery of tyranny for their helplessness and submission. It is in this context that what the philosopher’s show of verbal violence against the Eritrean people fall under the category of the classical behavior displayed by the victims of tyranny.

Lasting effects

The variety of deformations caused by tyranny is endless and the longer it reigns the more complex these deformations become, the worst is that the moral effect of tyranny is lasting and may leak down to generations depending on the longevity of its reign. It is from this consideration that it is more than striking that some who claim to be in the “ camp for defeating tyranny” but who, nevertheless, put the spoke on the wheel of efforts to end the conundrum we are in, but, again these can be thought of as members of the above list from hell representing tyranny’s most damaging deformations.

Sameness

it is soul-crushing to observe and see tyranny victims of the sector depicted by the Eritrean father in Tel Aviv who expressed his indifference, close to incitement attitude, for the shooting of his flesh and blood by the police. This case makes it glaringly clear how ruptured the Eritrean societies’ fabric has become. Under normal and healthy societal conditions the natural reaction of the father would have been crushing despair and deep sorrow.

However, it seems that upon closer scrutiny that there is no difference between this case and the case wherein the philosopher is expressing his verbal violence on the Eritrean people- the first is frankly expressing lovelessness in him, and the latter is displaying attitude towards his larger family- his people- not different than the first. The two are almost the famous two faces of a coin.

[i]  ‘Jeberti’  hate, an instance in the Eritrean context.
[ii] Watch on YouTube for Eritrean refugees’ infighting in Israel, Germany and elsewhere

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  • iSem

    Hi ALl:
    TMH is announcing that Tigray government is in control of Mekelle. Verify, please

    • kokhob selamone2

      Dear Brothe iSem,

      Yes, the nation is reality now. If we like it or not Tigrai will be a country. That is normal to see. But the time is not far to see united nations of horn.

      KS,,

  • Brhan

    Hello Awatistas.

    I just want to share with you the great Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish poem

    The war will end, and leaders will shake hands.
    That old woman will keep waiting for her martyred son.
    And those children will keep waiting for their hero father.
    I don’t know who sold our homeland, but I saw who paid the price…”

  • Mez

    Greetings all,
    My friend from Addis told me that the ethiopian government have declared unilateral ceasefire with the main objectives of 1) humanitarian assistance to the people, and 2) catchup and perform the main season crop farming .

    This is a move in the correct direction.

    Hope tplf will decide this time having peoples interests–and avoidance of hunger and famine–in mind.
    Thanks

    • haileTG

      Selamat Mez,

      ታድያ እኛ ከተበተነ ዱቄት ጋር የሚያግባባ ቋንቋ ኣናቅም። ምን እናርግለት:-)

      • Mez

        Dear Haile TG,
        1) if you think a rational way then the #1 issue as of now is hunger–which may potentially spiral out to famine–this exclusively in tigray.

        2) about the politics and who would best serve the interests of peoples will have to come after the belly is full.

        Thanks

        • haileTG

          Dear Mez,

          The sudden concern for life is reassuring an restores my faith on humanity. However, I will not go along unless and until guad Abi stops his 7000km run in 4 days marathon, kneels down and ask all awatistas fo forgiveness:-)

          • Mez

            Dear Haile TG,
            I think we are all on record on this; unless you are sleeping on duty.

            Thanks

          • iSem

            HI TG:
            I took the latest TPLF operation’s victory magnitude with a grain of salt, but now Abiy and IA are not accepting cease fire from strength were talking final offensive.
            How did TPLF survive while circled for 8 months, food, medicine etc. It is good news but the 6 months impact will be here for a decades

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat HaileTG,

            It was literally days ago Abiy tried to justify his food blockade. He reasoned: after the 1977 food aid in Tigray TPLF gained strength…

            Drop the reassurance, but keep the faith.

          • haileTG

            የተከበሩ ወዳጄ ኣቶ ፋንቲ!

            ለጠ/ይ ሚኒስትሩ ለማድረስ ከቻሉ እንደው ይቺ መጣጥፍ እባክዎት ያድርሱልኝ

            ዉሻም ትፋቱ እንደሚልስ
            እኛ ኣንገኝም ህዋላችን ስንከልስ

          • T. Kifle

            Selamat Fanti Ghana

            ”He reasoned: after the 1977 food aid in Tigray TPLF gained strength..”

            Actually, that is the PM’s statement from his recent interview aired on FANA TV. Just before 5 days to be exact.

        • Brhan

          Hello Mez,
          Just a few days ago A. Ahmed Ali confirmed that there is no hunger? What is this flip-flop? Or is this about short memory?

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Brhan,

            Mez is not concentrated, He is may be in dementialike our lovely president and me. Ha ha ha

            KS,,

          • Mez

            hi kokhob s,
            What you said is untrue.

            Thanks

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Brhan,

            Remember how Mez and Hashela were telling us when the war was launched. He is making an acrobatic flip flipping.

          • Mez

            hi brhan i talked on that three weeks ago here.
            Thanks

          • Brhan

            Hi Mez,
            Sorry the short memory and flip-flop is for Abi. He said it in front of camera to the public. Unless you are telling me that you disgree with the PM?

        • T. Kifle

          Selamat Mez,

          It is quite interesting to act the nice guy in the room,
          AAA gave interview aired on FANA TV which suspected to be a week old.
          The jorno. asked him why humanitarian corridor is not provided to address the hunger and famine.
          He said something closer to: ”TPLF before 1977 EC was of no significance but because of the famine and the humanitarian corridor opened at the time, it gained momentum and emerged as a force to recon with. We are not going to repeat the same mistake”

          during the time he gave the interview he already ordered a ”Counter offensive” from 5 fronts combined with that of your army.

          Now tell, how humanitarian AAA become in the last week.
          You guys never stop amusing the faint-hearted.

          • Mez

            Dear T. Kifle,
            1) whatever pmaaa, or for that matter any one, says is contextual.
            2) I don’t know what your political perspective is, but if you are looking for some sort of non violence advancement, then talking/listening with every stakeholder is vital.
            2.1) remember it is tigray which is on the cross fire, every death is one too much.

            Thanks

      • Fanti Ghana

        Selamat HaileTG,

        ኣንተ ደግሞ ኣትረብሽ፡ “ያ በጣም የምንወደውና በኢትዮጲያዊነቱ የማይደራደረው የትግሬ ገበሬ ኣርሶ አንዲበላ ሰራዊታችን ለቋል” እንባባል ተባብለን ተለያይተናል።

    • iSem

      Mez
      yesterday, Addis was tense. Soldiers every where, stopping rid-cars and inspecting them and rounding people. That explains the outcome

      • Mez

        Greetings iSem,
        Yes indeed. Addis was and still is tense, primarily due to the election; and what tplf may do to potentially disturb it. Remember, the counting is not yet over.

        As to what I hear the restrictions are eased, albite slowly….

        Thanks

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Mez,

      After the last five days military assault of Alula operations and thousands and thousands prisoners of wars, they don’t have any option, except unilateral retreat. Even in their retreats they were looting and bombing the civilians in their market place. So don’t even tell us it was a willing retreat, they were escaping their lives from the wrath of Alula operation. Go and checkout that you were supporting the conspiracy war effort of Abiy and Issayas. My friend you need a little honest and basic principles to tell us otherwise.

      Regard

      • Mez

        Dear Amanuel H,
        1) You have to be thoughtful about what you are wishing to your people.
        2) the offensive in the last seven days, by tplf, are part of the ethiopian political dynamics with conflict and destruction as a means. Definitely that will continue in one or other way for months and years to come.
        3) the key point now is how to avoid famine. Think about it.

        Thanks

        • kokhob selamone2

          Dear Brother Mez,

          The case of famine is almost over the nation is born. Frankly talking what was your stand when, Tigrai people were suffering?

          KS,,

          • Mez

            Hi Kokhob selamone2,
            1) The case of famine and hunger is a clear and imminent danger for tigray people; probably it may help to remember that around 30% tigray populatoin was in a perpetual hunger while tplf was in power.

            2) i stated the above idea (change/adjust policies to avoid famine) a while ago in this forum.

            Thanks

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Mez,

          Yes your wishes are now evaporated as the conspiratorial war of the two evil despots foiled by the people of Tigray. You were clapping the conspiratorial deal from the Arab countries namely (UAE and Saudi Arabia) which is not even transparent to the public yet, and then you support the war when it is launched. Now, you want to look a peace seeker. Give me a brake.

          • Mez

            dear Amanuel H,
            1) Be sober please, don’t be the impossible one.
            1.1) Regardding the conflict, it will continue still for a while. Hopefully more and more on political level.
            2) With this new situation, it will be tplf who has to decide its own political fate.
            2.1) the new situation opens a window of opportunity for political engagement–which never had been there in the past fifty years. And that is good.
            3) regarding the regional power alignment, everything, is almost as it was seven months ago–no good outlook for tplf.

            Thanks

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selmat Mez,

            I am sober. But I have to tell you when you start to turn your coat. No principle whatsoever. You can’t hide what your expectations was. The easiest for you and to have an honest engagement, admit your wrong position you had on the conspiratorial war to disregard your flip flopping.

          • woldu hadgu

            Dear Amanuel:

            Now is the time for forgiveness. Let’s forgive our detractors. Let’s follow the kindness of Hizbi Tigray toward their invaders.

            As for the deviant ideas that emanates from some, the wall of Truth will be their arbiter. No one can break that wall!

            For us Eritreans, the people of Tigray should be our role models. Perseverance; no wavering; unity of body, mind, heart and soul to confront and conquer evil.

            Hallelujah!!

  • iSem

    Hi All:
    My First Ever down vote goes to my mentor and friend’s comment. Saay to Samuel I differ with saay on a couple of things and wed debate them vigorously in the form and lightly on conversations, Here the rational of my historical down vote:
    It is true that EDF is in Tigray, and if it is true that they are committing the crimes of Boko-Harm and if it is true that that the TFD crashed them in the so called Al-Ulas’s operation, then why is Samuel wrong to state the fact? If he (Samuel) is praying, wishing, dreaming or channeling the clue we got from Gen Mgbay to crash Eritreans and EDF, Sal’s comment would have been spot on. EDF is not IA army, they are the teggefiffom, who never saw their families in years, who cannot put injerra on the table. Who is IA’s army? they are well-fed, well groomed sleep on their beds and make to love to their wives and to their husbands and hug their kids, except when they are not killing us. They sole purpose of theri bein is to protect IA. in that case wishing, dreaming, planning to crash them is good.

    The other reason for my historical down vote is for this: “This is the first time in Eritrea’a history that Eritreas army has been led by Isaias and his hand picked lieutenants who rose to power on the military hierarchy not on the basis of merit but their extreme loyalty so bad outcome is feared.”
    This is in line with the fallacy: EPLF good PFDJ bad, that debated vigorously. Eritreans army has never promoted on merit, ever. After IA consolidated his power after liquidating those who demanded for accountably the army was under AI. Of course IA wants and needs skills in military but that skill must be supplemented with unwavering loyalty, that is why when he told the higher echelon about forming joint government t with TPLF on the eve of May 24, they were ” like a mouse in water”. That is why we are here, the EDF was never was an institution, they are IA’s gofer men and women. There were those who asked question and then they fail the loyalty test, they were send to Ela Ero.
    The conscripted, our sisters, brothers may not have a choice to refuse to join the war, but they have a choice to commit the Boko-Haram crimes. they are committing the cries with their own volition.

    • Fanti Ghana

      Selamat Semere Anbesa,

      I don’t think Saay is saying Samuel is factually wrong, but I just want to share with you something I heard from a victim a few months ago in reference to Eritrean troops.

      “ገለ ገሊኦም ኣብ ገጾም ስኽፍታ ይረአ፡ ከይፈተው ዝገብሩዎ ዘለው ይመስሉ።”

      Regardless of percentage, it is safe to say that at least some may not have had a choice but to be there and act on orders given to them regardless. There were also reports about executions of troops who refused to act on orders. Anyway, let’s all err on the positive side for now until facts are gathered.

      PS:
      Let the record show that I missed you.

  • haileTG

    Selamat Awatista,

    Here is the joke of the day to lighten you up…TDF are saying chill out relax, everything in good hands…

    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    JUNE 28, 2021 9:45 AM PT
    NAIROBI, Kenya — The interim administration in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is asking the federal government for a ceasefire to allow the delivery of desperately needed aid after nearly eight months of war, while people in the regional capital of Mekele say Ethiopian soldiers are leaving the city.

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selemat Awatistas,

    The Ethiopian national defense forces (ENDF) are leaving Mekelle as we speak and are escaping towards Afar. Mekelle is now without ENDF and police. Assenna has broadcasted it just now. Stay tuned to the fast turning of a historical success of the TDF.

    • kokhob selamone2

      Yes Brother Aman,

      I just listen to that. Hopefully this will end the story.

      KS,,

    • Samuel

      Hi Amanuel Hidrat,
      I can confirm you that TDF is inside Mekelle. Few minutes back I had a call to Mekelle, and TDF has controlled all main points including the airport and communication.
      By the way the reason why Dongolo is running and asking questions is that he may have certain information what happened to EDF in central Tigray. The detail isn’t announced yet, thus I won’t go to the detail, but EDF is crashed.

      Thanks,

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Samuel,

        In my view, TDF shouldn’t go inside the city, until the whole Tigray is liberated, agreed on ceasefire, and the international community bring them into a political solution, whatever that solution might be. Otherwise they will bombarded the city from air. Me think.

        Regard

        • Brhan

          Hello Professor Amanuel,
          I think there is a hidden agreement between TDF and A. Ahmed. The reason why the TPLF left Mekelle is still valid now. Other wise , why then did they leave it in first place?
          But some kind of gov’t presence must be available in the city. This reminds me of Friday May 24, 1991. Asmara was with no gov’t until the afternoon , when our fighters arrived. During that gap time, there was all kinds of looting by many people. And at the third day, as per gov’t instruction those people who took properties have to return them back to the gov’t authorities.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selam Kibur Brhan,

            Your assessment is close. Mekelle has been truly under siege by Abiy’s fascist government for three+ days when his troops turned their guns toward the city instead of in the direction of TDF’s approach.

            The eventual loose agreement may have been a promise by TDF to not chase after them when they withdraw. Most of them are leaving
            in disgraceful fashion, such as hijacking civilian cars, as we speak.

            For several hours during this willy-nilly exchange, there were reports of looting and similar crime spree.

          • Brhan

            Selam Kibur Fanti Ghana
            I just want to share this story: In that day May 24, 1991 there stood an Ethiopian soldier in front of a gov’t institution that he was guarding for months and when people came to try to loot , he said he will guard the place until gov’t officials come and take the responsibility. He had a gun in his hand , and the people said that the soldier is serious and not running to the Sudan like the others were doing. EPLF fighters came & took over the charge. They thanked the good soldier and gave him a good farewell to his home in deep Ethiopia. Hopefully we will see good people like this soldier.

        • iSem

          Hi Emma:
          I think that would be suicide, they should stay in Dedebbit and do attacks like the last one, the next one should be named MZ operation or Abay and crash EDF and ENDF, the invaders.
          What is with this: EDF is conscripted and be easy on them? Conscripted or not they are doing the crimes, caught with their red-handed, so the message should: when you catch them, do not touch them, please, also please do no o confuse what they are doing with Eriteans, though they represent us in pedigree they the not represent us their deeds Eritreans, they are doing because IA is pointing gun to them, do not take revenge, we did not do it, IA is doing it, IA whom you conspired with and who you refused to dispose when in power.
          But conspired army of Eritrea has a choice to refuse to commit the crimes, they may not have choice to be in the war due to IA, but come on guys when they rape that girl, when they mass shoot civilians they have the choice, the innately human choice. So please let us not sugar coat it. It is bitter, cold hard truth.

        • Samuel

          Hi Amanuel Hidrat,
          ENDF and it’s security has already left Mekelle, thus TDF has to keep the security of the city. I am not sure when and how the leadership will return to Mekelle.
          To add to what Fanti said, they are escaping the city using civilian cars, they are looting what they can.

          Thanks,

          • iSem

            Hi Samuel:
            where are you getting this info or is it as Admassie said sarcastlically the light weight Abiy accepted cease fire?

      • saay7

        Selam Samuel:

        Please please please don’t say “EDF is crashed.” EDF is made up of our conscripted and often underage brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. I realize you may have a different perspective but it’s a favor I am asking. This is the first time in Eritreas history that Eritreas army has been led by Isaias and his hand picked lieutenants who rose to power on the military hierarchy not on the basis of merit but their extreme loyalty so bad outcome is feared. Try to express outcomes of wars in somber rather than jubilant tones. Specially a war as stupid and purposeless (other than satiating the massive egos of Abiy and Isaias) as the one now in operation.

        Thanks!

        saay

        • Samuel

          Selam Saay7,
          I am talking about the EDF inside central Tigray, what business do they have there? They were there to kill us, to crash us, to rape us and they did what they could. Every soldier at individual level has responsibility not to do such inhuman act. So, how is saying ““EDF is crashed” become too sensitive? I am not talking about Eritrea or its people, I am talking about the EDF that was raping, killing and burning our cities, towns, villages. I am not talking about EDF that is inside Eritrea, that’s none of my business.

          I am still hopeful and do my best to have strong and strategic relationship with Eritrea and its people and its leaders (new leadership).

          Thanks,

          • haileTG

            Merhaba Samuel,

            Your point and feelings are justified under the circumstances. But (yes but), as you know the situation in Eritrea more than many and the long term possibilities above and over everything, I think saay is appealing to the rational side. The forced and conscripted child army that are in Tigray are there against their will, against their best judgement, against the long term interests of both peoples. We need foresight, patience and careful evaluation of the situation. These are young people that fell victim to what happened by the failings of both fronts. Children of old comrades who fought together and died together. The situation requires sober reflection, without taking away a single validity from the unfortunate and horrendous ordeals that the people of Tigray had to go through.

            ኣጆኻ ሳሚ ዓርከይ ክወግሕ እዩ። ንብርቱዕ ውሕጅ ድማ ደው ኢልካ እንተሕለፍካዮ እዩ ዝምረጽ ኣብ ገለ ገለ እዋናት።

          • Samuel

            Selam Haile TG,
            I understood the point he is trying to make, we have to control the emotions. I am very aware the consequence it will have in the future. At the same time we shouldn’t forget that the same enemy has killed the fabrics of the Eritrean people, and they are trying to do the same in Tigray. We should be happy that they are paralyzed, but we should work together to eliminate them.

            Generally, I am one of those who wants to have strategic relationship with Eritrea and the people (honest and strong). We have to change the narrative that has been sowed for so long. We have to get out of the “state of fear” that has clouded the two people.

            Thanks,

          • haileTG

            Hey Samuel,

            Good and thoughtful points. Fully agreed. thank you.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Samuel,

            I was listening to a discussion last night on KMN regarding Abiy’s government secondary plan vis-a-vis his war campaign in Tigray which I found intriguing.

            The guest in the show (Inspector Amanuel) believes that once they reduce and subdue Tigrayans, they want to eliminate as much of the young generation, specifically those born during EPRDF era, to cleanse Ethiopia off anyone who had a taste of federalism. I found this very interesting.

            To get back to my reason for stopping by, I just want to join those who are trying to appeal to you to be considerate of those Eritreans forced to join EDF which is not too much to ask.

            You have every right to express your feelings any way you see fit, and I don’t really blame you since many of us are intoxicated at the moment, but Saay was not arguing the fact or the logic of your statement. He would not have asked of you what he did if he didn’t respect you enough.

            ኣንገት የተፈጠረዉ ኣዙሮ ለማየት ነዉ፡

          • Samuel

            Selam Fanti Ghana,
            When you add what Pekka Haavisto, Finland’s Foreign Minister said… Here is the part from AP.

            Ethiopia’s leaders in closed-door talks with a European Union special envoy earlier this year said “they are going to wipe out the Tigrayans for 100 years,” the envoy said this week, warning that such an aim “looks for us like ethnic cleansing.”

            DIA, Abiy and Amhara elites had a plan to eliminate Tigray.

            Glory to our martyrs!!

            Thanks,

          • iSem

            Samuel:
            So now what? Referendum whether to stay in Ethiopia or separat.
            Fate of defeated and wounded Abiy?

          • Samuel

            Hi iSem,
            The first step is to secure the security of Tigray people and its territory, then we have to do everything to bring the leaders to justice and pay the price. ሒሳብ ዝዋራረድ ክወራረድ እዩ።. At the end I do believe referendum will happen.

            Thanks,

        • iSem

          Hi Sal:
          I see what you mean by your people. But explain to me this, if EDF is in Tigray, and if it is true that the TFD crashed them, then why is Samuel wrong to state the fact?
          If he is praying wishing, dreaming or channeling the clue we got from Gem Mgbay then EDF is not IA army, they are the teggefiffom, who never saw their families in years, who cannot put injerra on the table. IA’s army, well-fed, well groomed sleep on their beds and make to love to their wives and to their husband and hug their kids, except when they are not killing us, in that case wishing, dreaming, planning to crash them is good.
          You are right and wrong at the same time. An oxymoron, I know, but “atensseny”, did u?

        • woldu hadgu

          Hello Saay:

          disclaimer: This website is a beacon of truth.

          So, Why do we call them EDF? The proper term should be EIF: Eritrean Invading Army:

          • Saleh Johar

            Selam Woldu Hadgu,
            Throughout the struggle era, Eritreans were victimized by Ethiopian soldiers and militia picked from all Ethiopian ethnic groups. We understood they were forcibly conscripted and we never promoted ethnic hate despite all the clear indications. People say that soldiers show their ugly nature during wars but the honorable actions of sir soldiers in times of war is often forgotten. I think you should see the Eritrean conscripted army of school children and innocent village people. They are forced just like Ethiopian conscripts were forced during the struggle era. The elite who initiate wars and spread hatred will be gone but the people have to live as neighbors for ever. With that in mind, it’s wise it to muddy the future based on the wars that is not the making of the forced enforced of mayhem. Just a thought.

          • iSem

            SGJ:
            To add to your point, one was reprimanded if he/sh said, Amhara killers. A well-meaning cadre would tell them, Amahra kemana wutsuuat eyom, eti siraat eyu.

          • Saleh Johar

            iSem,
            Thanks iSem but I wouldn’t go as far as absolving a group of people just like I would not incriminate them together. What I am saying is, we should not be part of unknowingly spreading hate.

          • iSem

            SGJ:
            I fully get what you mean. I am jsut saying that how obsessed were the cadres about that issue. I actually disagreed with it and once told a cadre, there is the arrogance, that feeds that mindset. And I was rebuked atta qolla!
            So understand what you are saying before you said it.

          • woldu hadgu

            Dear Johar:

            When I put the disclaimer, it is not for the website: it was for yo dear Saleh Johar and Saay who taught thousands of Eritreans what TRUTH; COURAGE, HUMILY and JUSTICE are.

            My comment was directed toward the savage leader and his blood sucking idolaters.

            By giving a grandiose name EDF, he kept our children slaves and forced them to do his evil plans.

            The real EDF will be formed in the new Eritrea, which I pray and Hope will be led by those who taught us: Saay and you among them.

          • saay7

            Woldu:

            I don’t know any country which doesn’t call its army a “defense force.” Even mighty USA, with a very forward posture all over the world, has a Department of Defense.

            The point is, the Eritrean Defense Force is a force made up of conscripted (no volunteers) who are exposed to military life when they are children at Sawa High School (ages 16-17) and they were in Ethiopia for reasons they don’t understand. Remember a few months ago, there was a meeting chaired by Abraha Kassa (the director of National Security) where the overwhelming majority of the attendants asked “why are we in Tigray?” and the useless regime has already started rounding up those who were bold enough to ask. Those arrested are themselves products of Sawa High School.

            saay

          • T. Kifle

            Selamat SAAY,

            What we discuss here hardly affects the behaviour of the combatants in the war fronts. Members of the EDF has shown their ugliest behaviours by exacting horrendous atrocities on Tigray. Many of us understand this army, as an institution, is an enemy of the Eritreans people too. So, no hard feelings!
            we shouldn’t undermine ,though, the hatred the PFDJ spewed onto the youth.
            The POWs are clueless about the politics going on in their country.
            The other day I watched a clip of about 5 Eritreans POWs, and one guy reassuring them nothing will happened to them and at the same time he urged them to oppose their government for putting them in harms length. Then, one of them asked ”How can we oppose a government?”. I was very shocked that they even don’t know that it is their right to have an opinion on their government.

          • woldu hadgu

            Dear Saay:

            It was a rhetorical question. The EDF are our grand children, children, sisters and brothers. I can’t weep enough for them. I even sometimes pray their sin over me. They were called EDF by the evil tormentor and his loyalists and as a sign of VAIN PRIDE. So the question is not for our children. It is for the one who made them do what he wants them to do by naming them EDF.

    • iSem

      Emma:
      You mean leaving Mekelle or entering Mekelle as part of the final offensive?

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Merhaba Sem,

        ENDF is leaving the city while TDF is entering the city as part of their final offensive. Unforeseen military success with skillful military operations. Yohana to the people of Tigray. Now, I hope the international aid will flow very fast to the needy Tigrian people. In my book this is the biggest war victory even than Adwa of the Tigray people. Oppressed people prevail finally.

        Regard

        • Admassie

          Selam Amanuel,

          Indeed Yohana. Aljezeera is reporting right now that Abiy has accepted a ceasefire!!

          • kokhob selamone2

            Yes Brothe Admassie,

            ሰበር ዜና ከተማ መቐለ አብ ኢድ ምክልኻል ሓይልታት ትግራይ አትያ ጀግናው የትግራይ መከላከያ ሰርዊት መቀሌን ሰንጥቆ ገባ

            KS,,

          • Admassie

            Selam Kokhob,

            አዎን የማይቀረው የትግራይ ህዝብ አሸናፊነት አንድ ምዕራፍ በአስገራሚ እና ተዓምራዊ ድል ተጠናቅቋል!!

  • Dongolo

    Selam saay7. In an earlier reply to Beyan you stated ‘My twitter feed prior to November was a critique of the TPLF which got all the usual suspects to call me “Tigray hater.”’. For sake of transparency as initial pro-term President of the GiE, could you kindly copy & past the narrative of your twitter feed here?

    • saay7

      Dongolo:

      Oh boy, you must have been given a new set of instructions huh following up on Hadari items.

      You are kindly requested to get less lazy and make an effort to search it on Twitter. My handle is @saayEritrea.

      And where did you get the pro-term President thing: is that also part of the ከምኡ በሎ directive from dukan hgdef? Your time (and conscience) would be better served if you focus on the evil of a president for 30 years.

      saay

      • Dongolo

        Selam saay7. Many thanks but I am for some reason unable to access your Twitter posts prior to late February. Could you kindly post the TPLF critique here or are you not allowed? Also, to ask during the years you have been here, have you before made any similar critiques or negative summary statements in regards to the TPLF?

        • saay7

          Dongolo:

          You are a funny guy 😂

          Why don’t you attend Sophia Tesfamariams training for social media መኸተ: both of your questions are answered. It just seems to me you are a very lazy detective and you want everything spoon fed to you. Or, equally likely, to create yet another shenkolel. You are out of luck: this will be last post on your laziness.

          saay

  • Burhan Ali

    A friend may not stay a friend
    always. Things definitely will change.

    An enemy may not stay an enemy
    always. Things definitely will change.

    But

    these will never change, definitely :

    You have three Friends:

    -your friend.
    -your friend’s friend.

    -your enemy’s enemy.

    And
    you have three Enemies:

    -your enemy.
    -your enemy’s Friend

    -your friend’s enemy.

    The variables in the above equations are only three: Time, Friend and Enemy.

    What you need is to know who your enemy is at the time.

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    • Hashela

      Selam Burhan

      This is an intriguing piece. I wonder about the universality and time in-variance of a friendship that is solely based on the concept “my enemy’s enemy”.

      Is TPLF, an enemy of the IA regime and Eritrea, a friend of an Eritrean opposition that has Eritrean sovereignty and territorial integrity in its heart and mind?

    • kokhob selamone2

      Dear Brother Burhan,

      Why a friend and an enemy? Someone has to go higher that the polarisation. Those opposite things are only part of an illusion of the world.

      KS,,

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Ustaz Burhan,

      With these two categories you set them down, I could see in this forum where each one should belong from the nature of their debate. They are two mirrors that each one can see in one of them and not in the other. Everyone could check it and when you could see your image in one and not in the other, you will laugh. Thank you brother Burhan.

      Regards

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ኮኾባይ ኣብሎም ታተ
    ከም ቀደምካ
    ማሰን ግጥምን ናትካ
    ነዋርሕ
    ብስራሕ
    ክፍለየካ

    ኣይተጸምዋ ‘ዛ ገዛ
    ምልኣያ ብ ኣኸዛ
    ኣነ ግን
    ክስግም
    ተጠቕሊለ ኣብ ኣጎዛ
    ይፍለየካ
    ብሰላም የራኽበና
    ኣብ ዓዋተ
    ገዛና

    For some reason Jebena is not working. Take care my brother!

    • kokhob selamone2

      Ok Dear brother MM,

      Good observation, and very timely. I am sometime, writing some spiritual matters. But not poems as you note. Typing was difficult for me as I have become like our IA lost concentration (confused) . HA AHA

      if you note, our President is in dementia (is not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Though dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal aging.) like that of Mugabe and most African leasers. He had gone old and he is at 80’s. But me, not this is wrong time to be in dementia and sure I have recovers slowly with help of my family Hopefully I am fine now. What I have been told by doctors was it is the bullet in my head in my head I have tried several times to take it out without success and may be that is the reason. But, who know better than those doctors?

      Dear MM, I had to many poems prepared already, it is a matter of arrangements. My children are arranging it. And for sure you will see it on this site soon. Now that I am totally recovered I will come with fresh once, watch Jebena please, and I came to know you and you have been participating on that page, please keep going and come to Jebena page and let us make it alive.

      I am requesting also others to participate. And Haile the great was very active on those old days and I am kindly asking others like that Burhan and Haile S, to come to this very open page to give their part, It is very easy to be part of that page,

      KS,,

      • Hashela

        Selam KS

        thank you for sharing this very touching and personal story with us, especially for people, like me, who joined the Awate forum not long time ago. I found also touching that you said “our President”. Yes, he is our President with all his faults and short-comings. This is to honor the office of the Presidency which is an integral part and symbol of our sovereignty. Sometime, we are tempted to throw the baby with the bathwater. The president is an ephemeral being, but not the symbol of our sovereignty.

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Hashela,

          When Kokhobay surmised and called DIA as “our president” you jumped and appreciated him. That feeling in itself could tell us who you are, though you trying to walk on an impossible branched political roads. Where is Mehandsay? Could pls write a poem that reflects to people like Hashela. This is really a political fun for me.

          Kokhobay: glad to hear your full recovery.

          • kokhob selamone2

            Thank Dear Brother,

            You could not contact me in Facebook. I lost the pass word and I cannot open it and mobile is lost. Tomorrow, I will contact you by any means.

            KS,,

        • haileTG

          Selamat Hashela,

          We indeed respect the Office of the President. However, it is not the one in Adi Halo – an illegal and unconstitutional makeshift office. Rather, it is the one in Era-Ero. The Office of the President that was proscribed by Eritrea’s first Bayto. The one that called for the ratification of the constitution and national elections to fill the Office of the President. The one whose members are disappeared, frozen or exiled. Clearly, you have no respect for the legitimate Office of the President or its intended lawful occupants. The drive for GiE is essentially and exercise in the direction of honoring Eritrea’s legitimate Office of President. Which is now dispersed, across the underground jails, diaspora cities, and the capital Asmara itself.

          So, do you respect the people’s legitimate Office of President or you go with Adi Halo?

          • Dongolo

            Selam haileTG. First, for the sake of transparency, could you kindly update us on the GiE in terms of its acceptance by other Eritrean opposition groups and key individuals? Second, do you believe that many Eritreans inside of Eritrea view the GiE as a credible and would accept its head/interim President as a legitimate replacement for PIA?

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Dongolo,

            Why are you interested to have an update about GIE, when you are someone who does not support and propagate against the project? Go and find your toys to play with in the house of PFDJ.

          • haileTG

            Selamat Dongolo,

            Updates will come, for sure. But, the more pressing update should be about the welfare of young Eritreans in the war front. Any update on that?

            As to GiE acceptance in Eritrea, I will give a very affirmative yes, based on my proven knowledge of what’s going on there than you. I hope you take it seriously, the people in Eritrea very much consider the diaspora as part and parcel of their daily life. That is why they listen to the satellite broadcasts proudly, such as Asenna, Erina, Erisat. There is nothing more they wish than a genuine engagement of the diaspora in alleviating their misery, politically, economically and socially. The the work of the GiE would be extremely highly received and would boost their moral even more. Eritreans in Eritrea know first hand the evil nature of the regime and pay no attention to the kind of stuff you write here about them. An Eritrean is an Eritrean for them wherever they may be or how long they may have been away. The regime of IA is a desperate junta and would leave no stone unturned to escape the quagmire it is in. ዝሸገሮ’ስ ጠናስ የእቱ እዩ ኮይንዎ ዘሎ።

          • Dongolo

            Selam haileTG. You could have simply said that there are no updates which is indeed unfortunate in terms of much needed transparency.

          • Hashela

            Selam haile TG

            Breath, breath. Inhale and exhale!
            Since Tigray is liberated, from now on you don’t have to pretend.
            Of course, I mean the legitimate Office of the President. Reading capability is essential!

          • haileTG

            haha Hashela

            ኣንታ ተረጋም ኤህ ደኣ ንስኻ’ስ!!

          • Hashela

            Haile TG

            ናትካ መርገም ምርቓ’ዩ!

          • haileTG

            Selam Hashela

            ይኹነልካ ኩቡር ሓወይ። መን ኣሎኒ ብጀካኻ ዋላ ሓንሳብ ሓንሳብ እንተየዔሸዉኻ

          • Hashela

            Haile TG

            ትሕሾ ድአ! ንምሉእ Awate ዓሻ ጌርካዬ ቀኒኻ።
            እንቛዕ ኣሐጎሱኩም!

      • Haile S.

        Selam Kokhob,
        The fact that your heath is improving constantly proves that this shrapnel when removed one day, you will come back to full health.
        I will try to be in the mood of poetry. Summer is already hot.
        Wishing you all the best

      • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

        That’s an excellent news, KoKhobay!
        I am glad that fully recovered.

  • iSem

    Hi All:
    it is still Sun in Cali so here is a link Getachew Reda giving access to a Swedish/Finish journalist.
    It is De ja vu, surreal. Back to 1968 when Saediya a female whose village was burned by HS thugs joined the ELF and a young Journalist Kramer documented it and now is found in the Hoover inst, archives All wars are stupid, but this war is most stupid. Reda claims, it will be over soon, who knows but his death has been exaggerated
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_ELmd8blck

  • said

    Greetings
    Dear Young.
    An advice to young Eritrean before you leave Eritrea. Get ready and be prepared to the face the dangerous challenge , It is a long and default journey with unknown destination .put it in your mind, it could be Life and death?
    First practice ,take a long walk from Asmara to Arbarobo ,back and forth roundtrip and then walk from Asmara to Ganda rest a day or so and walk to Massawa feel the heat and get to know the land scape .Learn how to swim and survive the sea and learn more about the sea. before you face it ,see my advice fee lines below
    .
    As for the older people ,as a metaphor play it safe you will take the old train of 1930. Well, you don’t really know that, do you? Does any of this matter? Does anyone know where this Train is headed safely ? from Asmara to Massawa And aren’t we all bozos on this Train ? Given that, isn’t it a good idea to mind and wonder and keep an eye on beautiful scenery around Arbarobo? . There are children on this Train, after all, and this ride may be all we get. Given that, isn’t it imperative that we resist those who, out of power , greed, hardness of heart, bigotry, or fear, would make this ride ever more bumpy and dangerous, more hellish than it need be?
    Even if the scribbling does little or even nothing, it seems imperative that it should be done. Live and learn, we’re told, and though what we can learn in our brief passage may be not much at all, it is what we’re given to know. And we’re told that we’re social animals, exchanging what we think we know constantly.
    But people know so much that just ain’t so, and ignorance can make our time here briefer and more imperiled. This may be the only ride we’ll ever take, the only Train we’ll ever be on. There are people yet to come on Train yet to leave the Train station in small town Genda ,take your tea hot and rest well for an hour or so . Perhaps the passengers on those .Train are why we are here. Perhaps passengers on earlier Train on this Train rail road were here for us. We surely consult the words they left us, don’t we? They provide ways of finding our way, guiding us to wherever it is we’re going, hoping to avoid accidents that can be avoided, deviations and detours we shouldn’t take.

    Dear Young. How many times have you listened to advice? How many times have you worked on it? How many times you violated it and then regretted it? How many times have you praised your Lord that you did not do it?

    Was it long and eventful? Or did it just pass in the blink of an eye? Before each trip, the deceased arranges his bag, collecting what he needs, except for this particular trip, which is the last, and there is no need for a bag.

    On the contrary, he who is preparing to leave would like to give all his wealth to the people, who are still at the beginning of the road, and in need of it. It s a kind of love, not guardianship. It’s the advice.
    When diaspora traveler after decade of travel and he knows his geography and returns to his home land Eritrea , he directs his advice to those who intend to travel to the same destination, wishing that they pay careful attention so that they do not fall into what he fell into, and that they pay attention and win what he won.

    Also a time traveler.He has gone far, far beyond you, and wants to tell you what he experienced. What he saw, saw, experienced, and experienced.

    Advice does not have a specific age for its owner, but it is obligatory for those who have reached the age of 50 and over, he has lived at least half a century, it is a very long time, a long journey, and he must have collected a huge wealth of experiences and expertise

    At school and then at university overseas , you learn many things, and when you come out to life, you go a long way in it; You have the feeling that you have not learned anything of value, and that all the benefit is what you get in your working life.
    The real lessons are taken on the street of Asmara , in the alley, at work, in adversity, in experience, in adventure, in sickness, in travel, when you go bankrupt, when you rise again, when your co-workers fight you, when adversity reveals the minerals of your friends, when you fight When you eascap and migrate, when you succeed, when you fail. And in the end, you discover that you passed an exciting and intense training course, from which you came out with valuable lessons, and great information.
    But I have bad news for you. Unfortunately, you won’t get any use from it, as you are old.
    You need another life in which to apply what you have learned from the lessons, and in which you will not miss those opportunities that you have ignored, and you will not waste time hesitating to take the path you have chosen or perhaps choose another, and you will know how to avoid engaging in side battles that drain you and are useless. And because there is no other life in this world; The dilemma now is:If you do these lessons?

    How do you act on this treasure of accumulated experiences? Put it work and put in the dirt?

    If your heart is of gold, you will distribute your wealth to others. on these beginners. It is the obligatory charity at harvest.
    As for you, the recipient, you have a strange duty! Listen to the advice, think about it well, but you are not obligated to act on it.
    Is there a contradiction in it? Of course not, and I’ll explain: It is our duty, who have reached a very old age, to convey to you the summary of our experiences. It is your duty, the youth, to listen carefully to us, to think carefully about what we say, and then rebel as much as you can.
    Listening with obedience. Listening requires contemplation so that the recipient chooses what suits him from the experiences of those who preceded him, and for him to make his own experience. We should not create from our children improved versions of ourselves, this is very selfish.

    Why do we love ourselves so much that we seek to reproduce it in distorted images in our children? .The decisive factor in the matter is what is permissible and what is forbidden, not the customs and traditions, nor the prevailing concepts, and the values that control society.

    My advice .Let the youth rebel, revolt, and create their own world, with their own tastes, with their methods, with their ways of life, with their own taste. Let them venture, discover, and explore .Let them err a lot, stumble, and correct their course. The advice may seem arrogant and professional, yes, some of us may fall into that, but most of us do not. We love what is good and we cannot hide it from you. Then we respect your choices and decisions.

    Listen to all the great fathers and older brother wisdom. Listen carefully to every advice it worth it .For the minutes that you spend listening to it, it’s the old man spent years to find it. Don’t tell us we’re old fashioned and old fashioned school . YES .We acknowledge this and acknowledge it.
    Do you also admit that not everything new is true? Humanity did not develop unless the new depended on the old and then developed it. Thousands and thousands of books, philosophical, scientific and literary knowledge over the long centuries of human life . Each one writes and records his experience, the next listens to it, accepts what you accepts, and rejects what you rejects. The ideal is that young people never cut the line between you and old adults. listen to your peers ,you will benefit .Avoid certain toxic life style, you will regret it, Love and respect your family.

    And that adults recognize the right of young people to be who they want to be. Let them grow up and rebel in positive way , growing in the air, under the sun, not in test tubes in their labs. Realizing that you will stumble, but that you will rise stronger than if they continue to walk, relying on the arms, and mind power with knowledge and right of ways of life. Take Advice and expertise from the wise men . That He does not impose his opinion and experience on his followers.
    My last advice .Young people Please reject the tyrant, even if he is your father and the one who gave birth to you with your mother .

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ሰላማት

    ህዝቢ ኤረትራ
    ፈራሕ ዶ ደፋር?
    ፈራሕ
    ፈራሕ ‘ተዝይከውን ዶ ብህግደፍ ይምራሕ

    ህዝቢ ኤረትራ
    ይበኪ ዶ የብኪ?
    ይበኪ
    ከምኡ ስለዝኾነ
    ካብ መግዛእቲ ናብ መግዛእቲ
    ክብ ህግደፍ ስጋብ ቱርኪ

    ህዝቢ ኤረትራ
    ለባም ዶ ሃላይ?
    ሃላይ
    ዳርጋ 50% ናይ ህግደፍ ደጋፋይ
    ነቲ ዘሰደዶ
    ኣብ ወጻኢ ምስኣተወ
    ተመሊሱ ይንእዶ
    ዓጀብ!

    ሓዉ ሓፍቱ ኣብ ቤት ማእሰርቲ
    ንሱ ምስ ኣሰርቲ ቤተ ሰቡ
    ይበልዕ ይሰቲ
    ምሰ’ዛብእ ይዝቲ

    መን ‘ሎ ከማና! ክንብል
    ንውዕል
    ብኣፍና ንስዕር
    ኣብ ግብሪ ግን ዕንክሊል
    ከምኡ ስለዝኾነ’ዩ
    ዓምና
    ወድይዋ ‘ታ ኣኽሊል
    ስጋዕ ሕጂ

    • Brhan

      መሃንድስ ነብሲ
      እታ 50% ተንቆልቅል ኢያ ዘላ 8% በጺሓ ይመስለካ?

      • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

        ብርሃን ነብሲ
        ኣውሒድካያ 🙂
        ብፍላይ ‘ዞም ላንጋ-ላንጋ ወሲኽካ ናብ 40% ገጻ ትጽጋዕ ትኸውን ‘ያ።
        ዘይተማሃረ ‘ንተደገፎ ‘ኳ ኣይፈልጥን ትብል: ምሁራት ኢና ‘ናበሉ “ለቕለቕቲ} [መሓዛ ፊሊጶስ ከምዝበለቶ] ክትርኢ ግን ዘህዝን’ዩ።

        [ነብሲ] ትብል ቃል ነቶም ሕቡኣን-ህግደፋውያን መርዘን ትኾኖም ከምዘላ ፈሊጥካ ዶ?

        • Samuel

          Selam MM,
          እዛ “ላንጋ-ላንጋ” ካርዲ እንተፊሑቕካያ ህግደፍ እያ ትንበብ። “ላንጋ-ላንጋ” ንኽልተ ነገር ይጥቆሙላ፤ ደገፍቲ ህግደፍ ከይባሃሉ “ሓንቲ መስመር ትኾውን ንህግደፍ ዘናሹ/ዝቃወም ይድብርዩልካ”፣ ክብኡ ድማ ሓደ ሽሕ ቃላት ተጠቒሞም ወያነ ክብሉ ይውዕሉልካ።

          እናታይ እዩ ብልሓቱ
          ካብ ወያነ ሞይቱ
          ናብ ወያነ መፀ ኸደ ንባረንቱ
          ተቐይሮም ሕዚ እናታይ እዩ ብልሓቱ
          መሬት ፀቢባቶም ናበይ እዮም ከኣትዉ።

          Thanks,

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            ሰላማት ሳሚ

            ንወያነ ወያነ ‘ንተበሉ ሊላይ
            ስለምንታይ’ሲ
            ወያነ ንህዝቢ ትግራይ
            ኣብ ምእላይ
            ይርከብ

            ንዓና ግን ኣብ ክንዲ
            ንህግደፍ ዝተቓወምና
            ወያነ ይብሉና
            ከመይ ‘ልና?

            ክገርመካ
            ብፍላይ ‘ቶም ምሁራት ላንጋ-ላንጋ
            ‘ንታዩ ‘ጸገሞም
            ህግደፍ ብውሽጦም
            ዕማ ናይ ደለይቲ-ፍትሒ
            ተጠምጢሞም
            ከምዝበልካዮ
            ሓንሳብ ኣንጻር ህግደፍ
            ሽሕ ግዜ ምስ ዓሞም
            ናይ ዓዲ ሃሎ
            ዘራጣት

            ኮለኔል ኣቢ ኣመሪካ ዕረቕኒ ምስ ወያነ ክብል ጀሚሩ ኢለሞ።
            ዋይ ውርደት! ናይ ኣያኡ: ገበል ዓዲ-ሃሎ ተማሂርዋ።
            ብሓይሊ ምእማን ምለተይ ‘ዩ። ነቶም ዝንቡላት ‘ተዘይተረዲኡዎም።

          • Brhan

            መሃንድስ
            ኮለኔል ኣቢ ኣመሪካ ዕረቕኒ ምስ ወያነ ክብል ጀሚሩ ኢለሞ። ነዚኣ ትምልከት ዜና ሸር ትብለና ዶ …ሶኒ ከይመጸት?

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            ብርሃን ነብሲ

            Not sure how credible this is but መዓት ጨው ምስ በረበረ ደፍዲፍካ ሊትሮ ማይ ገጥመሉ
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGM9AW_C1i0&list=RDCMUCtcX6HFtKtCJ1EVU4DbAcgg&index=3

          • Brhan

            OMG Mehandis…you are so funny. You made me lough. እንታይ ገበርኩኻ እንጀራ ትኾነ ፎቶ ኮፒ በርበረ እውን ከምኡ ጨው ጻዕዳ ድማ ሕማም
            የቐንየለይ
            Thanks for the link!

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            ብርሃን ነብሲ/ኮኾባይ
            ከም ሞቕሺሽ ጌርኩም ውሰድዋ:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6jIxqCCekY

          • Brhan

            መሃንዲስ ነብሲ

            ደርፊ ሱዳን ትሰምዖ
            ደርፊ ኤሬይ ትስዕስዖ
            ናይ ህንዲ ደርፊ
            ናይ ፍቕሪ መለፍለፊ
            ብደርፊ ናይ ኢጣልያ
            ይፍሰሓልና ነይሩ ኣያ
            ደርፊ ናይ ኣፍሪቃ
            ስፖርት ‘ያ በቃ
            ደርፊ ናይ ኣሜሪካ
            ተሳዕሰዕ እናተባሃለ ማንካ*

            *ማንካ = Mankind , in one of James Brown song, where the legendary, was saying “Mankind” repeatedly and some Asmarino’s thought JB is looking for a spoon.

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Brhan,

            Nice, very perfect.

            But, Kindly go to Jebena page please.

            KS,,

          • Brhan

            Dear Brother Kokhob,
            I will do .

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Brhan,

            Now, it is over as he (Dr,Abiy) has lost all, and the great people of Tgrai are with high moral and creativity to see soon the freedom. As it is the nature of humanity.you must know this typical Eritrean character during Derg days.

            -Mido News | ሐዚ ዝበፅሐና ሓበሪታ ፋሺሽት ኣብዪ ኣሕመድ ኣደራዱሩኒ ኢሉ ምሕፅንታ ኣቅሪቡ:-

            The only way out is in. Very soon we will see the nation known as Tigrai and then the future is long and tough till human are willing to see the bigger picture of humanity and peace.

            KS,,

          • Brhan

            Dear Kokhob,
            Wars end by negations. If A. Ahmed does that he is saving his country and will be smart.

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Brhan,

            No, way the only case of the end will be his death and IA death. This will be the only solution for this phase. But things will continue for some years till the people all start to see clearly.

            KS,,

          • Brhan

            Dear Borhter Kokhob,
            Of course those who committed crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes should be brought to justice. Let us leave the verdict to justice.

          • haileTG

            Hey MM

            ከምቲ ኣቦና ስነ ጥበባዊ የማነ ባርያ ዝበሎ “ሓደ ሓደ እዋን ኩናት መጸውዒ ሰላም’ዩ”።

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            ርኢስ-ሃይለ
            ብዘይምጻእ መኻኒ። የማነ ባርያ! ንኽብረት ክብል ዘይነበረኒ ቆቢዕ ካብ ርእሰይ ኣውጺአ ድንን ኢለ ሰጊደ።
            ኣብራር: ኣብራሃም ኣፈወርቂ: የማነ ባርያን Hall of a Fame ኣብ ናተይ ምዝጉባት ‘ዮም።
            ኪሮስ ኣስፍሃ: ወዲ ትኳቦ: ቆርጫጭ: ናኡሽቱ ‘ኹም ምበር ትጥበብሲ ሰማይ-ጠቀስ ‘ዩ። So, take it easy on me 🙂
            ከበሮ ቲም ክትብል መርዘን ይሕዘኒ። ሶሪ ሰብ-ከበሮ ኣይመባልዕተይን።

        • Brhan

          መሃንድስ ምዕብለ ነብሲ
          ነገሩ ካብ ክልተ ኣይሓልፍን ኢዩ። ላንጋ ላንጋ ደገፍቲ ህግ(ዲፍ) ኢዮም
          እወ ዓባይ መርዘን እምበር

  • Metshaf Jigninet

    Selam, unk’A dehan mexaKom,

    Divide and conquer based on religion, ethnicity and race is the oldest play in the book, yet it’s always successful.

    If our intellectuals fall for it, repeatedly, one can expect the regular Joe and Jane to swallow it completely.

    Do you see the bigger picture? PFDJ and PP want to isolate TPLF, Tigrayan population as a whole and the Eritrean opposition by causing rifts. They are successful so far, because of TPLF, Tigrayan elites and the Eritrean opposition. You are letting them get the upper hand.

    It’s time you stop blaming your failure to build alliances on others and start pointing fingers towards yourselves. Get rid of extremists that will fail to build bridges.

    Learn from past mistakes!

    • Brhan

      Hello Metshaf Jigninet,

      While your point about PF(DJ) causing rifts among Eritreans is valid, the issue of isolation relates to the regime and not to the opposition, i.e. the regime is the one that is isolated and not the opposition. In fact the opposition is in a better position, more than anytime else.

      The regime has lost the confidence of the majority of Eritreans long time ago and its adventure in Tigray, was like, putting petrol to the fire. Regionally and Internationally, it is seen like a cancer that has to be removed.

      What is needed from the opposition: political parties, Global Yiakl, SNIT, GiE, etc., to engage, reach out to people, and focus on one enemy: DIA !

      • Metshaf Jigninet

        Hey Brhan,

        I get your drift. However, the isolation I speak of isn’t related to what you brought up.

        • Brhan

          Hey Metshaf Jigninent,
          Can you elaborate? You said:
          1. “Divide and conquer based on religion, ethnicity and race is the oldest play in the book, yet it’s always successful’ who is the subject here?

          2) PFDJ and PP want to isolate TPLF, Tigray population as a whole and the Eritrean opposition by causing rifts
          . Who is now isolated from his own people, from the region and from the internal community?</PF(DJ) , PP or TPLF , the Eritrean opposition or all of them ( for the sake of argument)?

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Hello Brhan,

            1) The subject is Eritreas ethnic groups and two religious beliefs. Division, or inclusion?

            The subject is also about Tigray, more specifically Tigrayans in higher positions working for alliances by understanding what requirements must be met to garner support from neighbouring countries, such as Eritrea. Failure to do so is to their own detriment as well as their neighbour.

            2) Do you think Alula is brought up for entertainment purposes in the forum lately, or general Migbey’s speech? Compare Tsadkans speech to Migbey’s. It is brought up to squander the Eritrean Muslims support for Tigray. Surely you understand that?

            Falling into the trap of minimising the Akhriya uprising….

            Not to mention the crusaders that should get an island 🏝 next to SA, so the fanatics can enjoy each others company.

            They are sowing distrust, a distrust that has been prevalent for generations. That causes isolation amongst our people and our neighbour. The winners are those who are in power and have subdued the opposition and population.

            This is the short version, Brhan. I’m sure you’re more than capable to fill in the blanks yourself…

          • haileTG

            Merhaba MJ,

            I get what you mean and in fairness, many share similar frustrations .But, it is best to be as realistic as possible. One article, one comment, one post or one song, even one poem by MM or KS has negligible impact on the hundreds years of history that formed our current formations.

            What I mean is that we need to give a fair value to basic opinion. No need to elevate it to nth degree and give it unwarranted significance. The lowland/highland political relationship in Eritrea goes all the way back to Eritrea’s inception and right through to this day. The Tigray/Amhara/Oromo++ conflicts in Ethiopia go back hundreds, if not thousands of years. Whether PFDJ is in Tigray or not, it makes minimal difference to them (costly for us), let alone what one person said about Migbey or what Migbey said himself. The train that is leaving us is in terms of opportunity lost and time wasted. The sooner we understand that we are only useful or damaging to ourselves and stop the “state of fear” of one another, the sooner we can get back to working together.

            The problem is almost everyone is trying to out a conspirator while someone else is trying to out them as a conspirator of a different sort. It is best to take things at face value, and trust the creator with the rest:)

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Selamat haileTG,
            I usually think of if the easter African countries united as one and the president is one cool Sudanese guy.
            I have yet to meet one angry Sudanese guy. They are relatively highly educated compare to other EA countries btw.

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Selamat HTG,

            The kind of acrobatics you displayed, the kind that avoids the core issues and their effects on the Eritrean and Tigrayan future has no bearing on how I, or many Eritreans perceive things. The pot smokers might be okay with that reasoning.

            You are in the business of collecting support, directly or indirectly, especially if you are involved in the GiE project.

            Oh… duh.. it was like this 1000 years ago so let’s just wave it of… haha lol lol who cares…???

            I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but I am honestly annoyed. The fear for one another comes because of these issues remain untangled.

            God helps the ones who helps themselves. Trust the creator whilst working for the betterment of oneself and thy neighbour proactively.

          • haileTG

            Hey MJ,

            I understand your anger, anxiety and valid concerns. So, let us follow you instead. What then? Either we speak and think alike else we go our separate ways??? Is that a solution?

            Which is more dangerous for national unity? Building understanding or fanning cynicism? In the end, at the end of the biggest war in the world in 1998/2000 being the Ethio-Eritrea, it made a total of $ 0.00 difference to the economy or well being of the world. It is best to humble ourselves and appreciate that whatever we do is of zero significance to anybody else.

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Hey HTG,

            First, thank you for understanding.

            It is not about thinking and speaking alike, Ustaz Haile. It is about respecting one another, understanding one another, or at the very least tolerating one another. Sweeping things under the rug isn’t a solution. If I tell you I want gluten-free kicha fitfit, it doesn’t mean you should have that too. Sounds dreadful.. I know. An example for dramatic effect. :/

            We live in the West with people from all walks of life and yet can’t accept or understand our own, or our countries composition. That to me is unacceptable.

            We should talk with each other and, raise issues the communities, or ethnic groups have.

            Many comments on different platforms, most likely by fools, is about spreading religious division by saying the Muslims will rule with sharia. I have NEVER heard such a thing in my entire life. I would personally put all the religious extremist in a ship somewhere in the Pacific and nuke them.

            Hail Hydra… now you know who I am a conspirator for. Ex agent of shield. 😁

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            ሰላማት መጽሓፍ ጅግንነት
            ክልቴኹም ሓስባትኩም ሓደ ኴኑ ስመዓኒ, ጌጋ ኽለኣለይ።
            You guys just need frequency tuner, it seems that you guys are in a few KHz drift 🙂

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Selam poetry master MM,

            Point taken! 🙏🏽

          • Berhe Y

            Selam MJ,

            Can I prescribe you AAN if you don’t mind? ከምዛ ሓኪም ዝአዘዘልካ ኩሉ አብ ልብኻ ዘሎ ትምኒትን ሓልዪትን ከም ኤርትራዊ ክትሰምዕን ክትረክብን ኢኻ ብግብሪ::

            ካብዚ አዲአ ገዲፋ ሓትኖአ ትናፍቅ ክትድሕን እንተደሊኻ::

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            ሰላማት በርሀ
            ኣዲኣ ኤረትራ
            ሓትነኣ ህግደፍ ማለትካ ድዩ?
            ‘ምበር AAN ደኣ መሳርሒ ህግደፍ ‘ኳ ‘ያ።

          • Berhe Y

            Selam Mehandis,

            If you have not heard them I advice you you give it a try. ንዓኻውን ከም ሶቦስተ ፈውሲ ረስኒ የድልየካ አሎ::
            ይትረፍ ህግድፍ ክኽኑ ህግድፍ ብጥቆኦም አይቀርብን::

            ንስኻትኩም ኤርትራን ህግደፍን ፈላሊኹም ክትርእዪ አይትኽእሉን:: ናትካ ብዘይ ምፍላጥ እዪ::

            አዲኦም ኤርትራ ሐትንኦም ትግራይ ::

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Selam Berhe,
            Oouch…ኤርትራን ህግደፍን ፈለላዮም ዘይሪኡ ደኣ ህግደፋውያን ‘ኳ ‘ዮም።

            በርሀ
            ይተሓዋወስካሎ። ከመይ ዶ ልካ ሓቀይ? ግርም
            We have no business to get involved in Ethiopian internal affair. You should condemn our involvement in Tigray’s war. It has nothing to do with us.
            Eritrea’s first enemy is in Adi-Halo. Is this correct?
            Once you answer these, we can take it farther.
            ሕማም ረስኒ ግን ስጋብ ሕጂ ኣብ ጥቓይ ኣይቀረበን። You may have faulty detector or its tolerance is so wide. Are you using PTC or NTC by any chance? If yes, please check its B25/85.

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Selam kbur haw Berhe Y,

            Yeqeniyelei! I don’t mind at all. Do you have a specific upload in mind, or do you mean that I should try them in general? Had planned to check them out since the debacle in the forum.

          • saay7

            Selamat Metshaf:

            This is probably my fault because I haven’t been following the thread. But I know HaileTG and how he thinks and I am trying to understand what is it he did or failed to do? Can you give me the Sparks notes version of it? Much obliged.

            saay

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Selam Ustaz Saay,

            It has to do with a few things, depending on one’s position as an opposition. However, one cannot please everyone, so that is perfectly fine.

            The more acute issue has to do with the purpose of the anti Islam sentiment that is used by the regime and others to make Muslims refrain from collaborating with Tigrayans. Whilst that is ongoing he misses it and juggles around it, or falls for it.

            He then minimised the Akriha uprising, which is likely not going to garner him support by those who see it for what it is, which is defying the regime and that is not something that happens everyday in the country.

            In any case, the opposition is multifaceted and I don’t expect us to have the same views. However, I expect us to work towards a common goal together. You can’t do that by excluding, or undermining their importance. I hope you got the gist of it. 🙂

          • saay7

            Selam Metshaf:

            I think I get the gist of it. Let me offer my defense of Haile TG who didn’t get the TG title because we are generous but because he is the greatest and he has proven it repeatedly for years here.

            1. Could you say more on the para beginning with “the more acute issue…” because of there is one person here who understands what and how the Eritrean regime manipulated the people, it’s Haile TG. What is the example you have?

            2. How did Haile TG minimize the Akhria uprising ? If you are talking about his surprising of what AAN stands for, it is Anxar Amex Nqales which they woke up one fine Monday morning they changed to AAN without a single explanation to their viewers. Since they came to public attention by having wall to wall coverage of akhria, Hajji Mussa with nary a single coverage of everything else that ails eritrea, why is it unreasonable to assume they are a one issue media outlet with their single issue being the school in Akhria which begins with A as in AAN. And like all content-starved Eritrean media they will eventually be manipulated to be the mouthpieces of PFDJ which they are now, right now, as I am writing you this post. Whether they are doing this knowingly or unknowingly is immaterial. And Haile TG is well within his rights (and it is indeed it is his duty as an opposition opinion shaper) to point it out. We suffered for a decade with meskerem which was unknowingly or knowingly an amplified of PFDJ propaganda: why is it wrong to point this out about AAN?

            Working towards a common goal includes pointing out those who have been compromised by PFDJ. And AAN, with no editorial policy, with no editorial board, just another website starved for content reading whatever it gets from anybody is becoming a liability.

            saay

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Selam Saay,

            It is not the criticism of AAN that I am discussing. It is the minimising the Akriya uprising to get back at AAN for their reporting about Tigray, which I agreed was distasteful.

            Everyone points out everyone, or so it seems.

          • saay7

            Selam MJ:

            Could you please quote the part where Haile TG minimized the
            Akhria uprising. Direct quote is what I am looking for. Thank you.

            saay

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Selam Saay,

            Took some time digging it up. Here you go.

            “We all know TDF had decided to use a different tactic earlier on and it sure looks to work so far. No destruction of major cities by war, limiting their loses of fighters and maximizing pressure and cost on their adversaries. Holding down major cities is costly and unnecessary to their ultimate objective. How the AAN media misses this point is mystery to me. The only logical reason I can think of is that AAN guys trace their origin to what happened in Akriya protest. In that beautiful uprising, an elderly man fired a single shot to the air, due to the man’s confusion with all the shouting outside the MoE in Asmara where they were yelling ካሪኩለምና ንዓና ይምልከት!, and inadvertently, he killed off that great whoa revolution, because everyone run away and never heard from again. Well, not quite, some of them showed up as AAN media, conferring to themselves the title of modern day tegadelti, worthy of giving analysis on ውግእ ትግራይ and how it should be conducted and emboldened to call other Eritreans sell-outs. Well, there you go ሓፍ ከይበላ ቋቕ ኣበላ እዩ ነገሩ።”

          • haileTG

            Hey MJ,

            Honestly, I was interested to see which part was that got you going like that. I see it now! Anyhow, I thought we corrected then that AAN had nothing to do with the movement. BTW the saying above was meant for AAN (under the assumption they were linked to Akriya). The “minimizing” that I really wanted to be center and R&L was the one about the war. And the criticism could have been better made without the association. Factually, from the little I read and asked about it, I didn’t come across big national question – do expand on that. But, if it is perhaps an issue close to your heart, point taken, and further down I said I actually respect to issue just as many other such local incidents.

            But the minimization of this war by AAN is however, something I am still trying to get my head around. We can’t afford it. Period. Minimization of Eritreans as sell-outs is also second on the richter scale. That is circa-2000s, they’re just Eritreans with unworkable plans – all the extremists and cross border proletariat associations. Leave it be. Akria is a beautiful place, give me any other wider national issues linked to it, I will max it out to your hearts delight. But, we like or dislike TPLF, the current war normalizing talk is unhelpful, especially when we have no idea how many we have paid so far.

            Finally, sleep well, you will have nothing to fear from me:-)

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Hey HTG,

            1) Many of us have different views, but can come together to stand against the atrocities that have befallen the people of Tigray.

            2) It isn’t about how I feel at all. It’s about the support that you will miss out on, or the GiE, support that is extremely needed.

            I’ll add to the post when I get an opportunity.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Selamat brother MJ,
            I can clearly see your intention is pure. However, there is no religion issue in Eritrea. To give you perfect example, I have never seen any issue in Senafe & Adi KeyiH [50% saho muslim & 50% Christian], Massawa, Keren, etc.
            This is incubated in hgdf’s factory.

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Selam MM,

            Thank you for seeing that my intentions are pure. I in fact pointed this out to HTG to help him understand how other recipient’s will take what he is writng at the get go. I don’t belong to any of those areas, or ethnic group. But, thank you for the explanation nonetheless.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Selamat MJ,
            I also believe haileTG is one of you.
            I will try to explain how in about 6 months or so. Got go on a leave but stay pure brother!

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            BTW MM,

            I have been there twice, but last time was a long time ago, more specifically after graduation. Ethiopia is another story… :/

            Take care of yourself!

          • haileTG

            መርሓባ ሳልሕ፦
            ሓንቲ ሓውሲ መስሓቕን ሓውሲ ቁም ነገርን ዕላል እስኪ ወስ ክብለካ። መቸስ ካብ ሳልሳይ ኣካል እየ ሰሚዔያ ስለዚ ኮይና ድያ ኣይኮነትን እዝጊ ዋናኣ። እቲ ጉዳይ ኣብ ፈለማ ተስዓታት እዩ፡ ቦታ ድማ ማሕበር መንእሰያት ኣስመራ። ሓደ ሓላፊ ንሚኪኤል ኣዶናይ ጸዊዑ ሓደ ዲዛይን ናይ መቐበሊ ኣጋይሽ ባንኮኒ ከውጻሉ ይሓቶ። ኣቶ ሚኪኤል ድማ ግርም እምበኣር ኢሉ ኪኢላዊ ሓሳቡ ክህብ ምስ በለ፡ ወዮ ሓላፊ ደሓን ከምዚ ግበሮ ከምቲ ግበሮ እናበለ የዝንበሉ። ኣቶ ሚኪኤል በቲ ትሑት ባህርያቱ ርግእ ኢሉ፡ ነተን ሓላፊ ዝበለን ቢሮን ወረቐትን ኣውጺኡ ክምዝግበን ጀመረ። ድሕርዚ ናብ ስራሕ ኣትዩ ኩሉ ወዲኡ ነቲ ሓላፊ ከርእዮ ከደ። ወዮ ሓላፊ ነቲ ጥውይውይ ዝበለ ዘባል መባል ዝበዝሖ ጽፈት ዝጎዶሎ ስራሕ ርእዩ፡ ኣንታ አንታይ ወሪዱካ፧ እንታይ ዝበልዎ ዘባል ስራሕዩ እዚ ኢሉ ሓፍ ኮፍ ክብለሉ ምስ ጀመረ፡ ሚኪኤል ድማ ስማዕ እንዶ እዚ ስራሕ ልክዕ እዩ ዘሎ፡ እቲ ዝሃብካኒ ሓሳብ ዘባል ምዃኑ እዩ ብትኽክል ዘርእየካ ዘሎ ኢልዎ ንብለካ።

            The point is that we need sometimes to trust each others input for what it is worth. No two minds think and appreciate facts in the same way. My friend MJ has understandable disappointment with the state of affairs as a whole. But ultimately, we need to understand that we are helplessly dependent on each other and we need to honor that fact in all we do.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            haileTG,
            Are you implying here GiGo?

          • haileTG

            Hey MM,

            Not at all brother. This is a different topic between myself, MJ and saay’s request for clarification. ኣንታ ዝግ እንዶ ንበል ቁሩብ ደቀይ። ኩሉ’ዶ ኣብ ተጠንቀቅ ኣትዩ 🙂

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Hey Hailat,
            I was just trying to give you headache. It is Sunday and you should absorb the joke.
            Sorry, I didn’t mean anything ill brother haile.

          • saay7

            Haha Hailat:

            Funnnny! You know once a year I recommend that people read “rectification of names.” Just because they poet Awel is wearing Emamet does not mean he is your ally. He is still your enemy amplifying the message of his masters the PFDJ. Some get this, most don’t and that’s called life in the opposition.

            saay

          • Brhan

            Hello MJ
            1) Wrong, the subject is the British, King Haile S, the Derg, TPLF, and of course PF(JD) and its new friend PP. All of these rulers have used the divide and rule, and you know they did not win. They failed because the majority of our people gave dumb ears to their conspiracy. On the contrary, our people showed that they are one regardless of their religion, ethnicity, and geography. Do you know about the ክርስትያንን ኣስላምን መርሓቲ ኣብ ኣርባዓታት ካብ ሓንቲ ጻሕሊ ከምዝበልዑ or ኣይንፋላለ ክባሃል ከ or ኣስላማይ ክስታናይ ወዲ ቆላ ደጋ ንምኽሪ ጸላኢ ኣይትሃቦ ዋጋ ከይትኽውን ዕዳጋ ዝብል ዘመን ዘይሓኮ ደርፊ ኸ ? I am not being romantic for mentioning the legacy. Still, I am realistic to tell you that now there are here and there sectarian movements, particularly in social media. But the vast majority is not buying their messages. Preaching hate speech is the criteria of these groups. They may think the laws of hate speech in the respected countries they live, can’t reach them. One of the things you and I can do is making the hands of laws get their backs. Eritrea has not had a constitution, and you are aware of what the constitution means to citizens: it simply tells them what good and bad constitutionally is. If you live in county “X,” see how it handles hate speech and imagine what that means for Eritreans in the future.

            2)On Alula Aba Nega, you mean the guy with *عقال, I believe the person was cool. Doesn’t it show that he was open to many cultures? Anyways that was humor. Have you heard Ethiopians saying to us, “when you celebrate the demise of Nadew, celebrate it but drop the word Nadew?’
            So the Tigrayans can name the name of their battle whatever they like.It is another country, amigo!

            3) How you are using the Akhria incident shows that you are a fan of sectarians or using PF(DJ) style to use one group’s card against another group. Our, Sudanese brothers say for the latest **اغنية قديمة. It would help if you also mentioned the arrest of evangelists, the Eritrea orthodox pope, the closure of Catholic institutions. Do you see how sectarian you are?

            Justice-seeking Eritreans have supported the above faith groups regardless of their faith, even though the latter did not embark from national calls such as freedom of belief, the rule of law, and democracy approaches like the former.

            4)Last but not least, come on, are you telling me the Tigrayns, after they are done with A. Ahmed will come after Eritreans? Is this a new song? Are there people in Eritrea except those under prison at home and jail? Or are you speaking about the Eritrean people who are still living like refugees in Sudan? Do you mean the Tigraynas will cross Sudan for Shagarb Camp?

            *headband
            **Old song

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Hello Brhan

            It seems like you’re throwing a hissy fit, but that’s fine. I was sleepy and needed something to fuel me.

            However, respond to what I write and don’t make things up to gain false points by the ones blinded from seeing facts. Where did you find your material for your post? It’s an honest question.

            I in fact am doubting if your post is worth replying to. LMAO.

            1) Thank you for telling me that my topic is wrong. I will consult you next time I post a topic. Unbelievable…
            You did not understand the issue I raised and went on something completely unrelated.

            2) okay

            3) Again, you are accusing me of things out of the blue. I stand unequivocally for everyone’s rights equally. ALWAYS! Calling me a sectarian… hfar kurub…. 😂

            I brought it up because it was what Haile TG brought up. Uuuwwweeeiii anta… kendey birra setikha Sembet midri….?

            4) Here we go again, but now I’m sick of you, hasawi. Where did I write that? Show me!

          • Brhan

            Hello MJ
            You said :
            “Do you think Alula is brought up for entertainment purposes in the forum lately, or general Migbey’s speech? Compare Tsadkans speech to Migbey’s. It is brought up to squander the Eritrean Muslims support for Tigray.Surely you understand that?”
            So the generals did not say they will come after Eritreans of specific group?
            The war in Tigray is not only condemned by Eritreans but by a large number of international community represented by their gov’ts, media and NGOs.
            I can’t talk about the intentions of forum participants when they bring topics. I focus on the topics and discuss based on facts on the ground.

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Hey Brhan,

            I will pretend you didn’t get what I wrote to not get provoked. Read what I write, not what you assume.

            “Do you think Alula is brought up for entertainment purposes in the forum lately, or general Migbey’s speech? Compare Tsadkans speech to Migbey’s. It is brought up to squander the Eritrean Muslims support for Tigray.Surely you understand that?”

            Read again and contemplate about the posts in the forum the past days..

            My goodness!

          • Brhan

            Hello MJ,
            I only wrote to you to your comment that was posted at the top. Usually, such comments present new info, in my view . I did not know that comment was a continuation to comments you had with other participants ( I have not followed them).
            Sorry for the inconveniences but thanks even from the conversation I have had with you , I was able to know that how you are against sectarianism. File closed and we may meet again in future topics.

          • Solomon Seyum

            Selamat Brhan,

            Qinnayya gediima.

            GiE NOW!

            tSAtSE

  • said

    Greetings,

    I too often write or expressed ,but not by truly oppressed and marginalized people themselves, but by people who write or speak on their behalf, the voiceless ,do not have voice speaking for them I have written without revising and editing . It is usually written in haste, and though I am not proofread, that too is often done in real haste in my free time . Typos get overlooked. There is no editor to see what and most the times don’t see until after I press “send.” Bear with me. Or don’t. I don’t have to write these things, and you surely don’t have to read them. We’re all volunteers here expressing our opinion . Why any of us does what we do can be a mystery even to ourselves, but it’s just weird that those of you keep returning to read my long opinion though it’s clear you don’t like my opinions or the way I express them.is understandable ,many express their opinion well and short to the point .It a struggle for me. But we’re all in this journey on this path. If, however, you are among those who actually agree or like something or other I write or other writers writing an opinion dfiffer from is welcome , please share it with people you might know who might be interested, or maybe even need to hear an opinion that differs from their own.
    The very fact that the masses in our region their long suffering and complaints garner so much press would seem to be an argument against just how oppressed and marginalized they are, in our region I take it as fact that huge numbers of people occupy the very poor margins of our culture and society. Nearly all of those people are extremely poor. they always getting screwed. The people who aren’t in the margins almost never are.

    we you stand with masses and the poorer people ,it is never easy to express their suffering. How, in fact, is it possible to defend these people any longer? And yet, people do defend them. Defending them is a virtual website ,

    The news from Tigray civil war is not good, weather one is wining or losing at this moment . There isn’t much news at all coming from Ethiopia these days, but the news isn’t good there in Eritrea . The news isn’t good in three places.
    Sometimes we don’t even get the news from inside Tigray , though no news isn’t necessarily good news. Tigray People are dying horrible deaths, suffering grievous wounds, burying their children, caring for their wounded. On and on it goes. Those leaders in power, or without much power, unleashing death, destruction, penury or want on selected by ethnic and region afflation other men, women, and youth . Fear and hate. Destroying homes ,hospital and type of structure and future rebuilding will cost in billions . Blood and tears.
    I asked many time fir real solution in Tigray What shall be done? What can be done? Can’t we make it stop? Can we find a way to ignore it all? And so it goes. We sometimes write and raise our voices. We just expressing the usual limp lamentations. Antagonistic Politicians take sides in the fight and to continue the war
    The dead are buried and soon forgotten by all but those nearest and dearest. Thoughts and prayers are offered. And so it goes. In the enduring struggles, some they comment much better and they say what needs to be said, saying it better than most anyone else, with more power, moral force, or emotional impact.

  • haileTG

    Selamat Awatista,

    Happy Sunday!

    A new song …
    https://youtu.be/6PLTtgprVEA

  • Dongolo
    • Dongolo
    • Abi

      Hello Dongolo
      A short ride to Era Ero in addition to a light whipping on her sorry behind will be the best reward for this lady. She deserves a quality time for all the hardships she went through.

      • Dongolo

        Selam Abi. This photo is huge for its painted implications are that Western countries are in collusion with the TPLF. It comes as no surprise that mobile/internet connections outside of Makale were cut today. Strange why everyone else here is so quiet about this photo:)..

        • Abi

          Hello Dongolo
          The best and brightest resident analysts in this website are waiting for the directives from the person in the picture as to how to spin it like there is no tomorrow.

  • haileTG

    Selamat Awatista,

    After PMAA had asked the intl. community for two weeks time to mop up “remnants” of TPLF recently, ENDF launched an offensive that lasted a day. They were soon caught up in a major counter offensive and ultimately a full scale operation code named Alula Aba Nega by the TDF. The operation appears to have resulted:

    1 – TDF has become motorized with capability to move faster between places

    2 – Heavy military gear were lost to TDF including anti aircraft guns. Making Tigray airspace risky for flights.

    3 – Main arteries of the region being cut, making ENDF troop movement hazardous

    4 – Large scale prisoners that indicates equally large number deaths and wounded. Requiring many ENDF formations to need re-filling.

    5 – Transforming TDF into stable fighting force that holds down a place and fights offensively rather than defensively.

    The above are major military setbacks that will have impact on the political course to be charted by all parties.

    Today, the TDF Central Military Command has announced the end of their latest operation code named Alula Aba Nega,

    ክቁነና ከይደን ተላጽየን ይምለሳ ኢሎማ ኣለዉ ድማ!

    I will transfer you to my colleague Berhan now for detailed news summary, thanks:)

    • Hashela

      Selam Haile TG

      It is interesting the TPLF chose a name of known and gruesome warlord who used to terrorize the entire Eritrean communities in the lowland and Kebessa, raid their cattle and burned their crops.

      • haileTG

        Hi Hashela,

        May be, but that is beside the point, as usual…

        • Hashela

          Hi Haile TG

          I have the feeling that you are neglecting your GiE project. ናትካስ ‘ነዲኣ ሓዲጋ ንሓትኖኣ ትናፍቅ’ ኮይኑ። ገሪሙና

          • haileTG

            Haha..Hashie nebsi which part of 1 – 5 do you not understand? Guad Abi teji hibuka dyu nay SeqoTa? Just kidding…

          • Hashela

            ሰላም ክቡር ኣቶ ሃይለ

            ካን ከም ዓዋሉ ‘ነብሲ’ ምባል ጀሚርካ

          • haileTG

            Ewe ezi Arkey, mEbeyka aytresE, kemu Ena Abina. Hgdef zeragito keyAto:)

          • Hashela

            Haile TG

            you need to install Geez …

          • haileTG

            Hey Hashela,

            Yes. I don’t have it on my phone.which app do you recommend? I have Geezsoft on my laptop.

          • Hashela

            Hi Haile TG

            I use GeezIME. it works in my iphone, ipad, mac and PC.

          • haileTG

            Appreciated, will check it out tmw. I have been losing so many good arguments with guad Abi due to not taking care on this. Thanks for sharing that info. though!

          • Hashela

            Hi Haile TG

            ” I have been losing so many good arguments with guad Abi due to not taking care on this”
            It sounds like ቀምሽ ኣደይ ዓንቂፉኒ!!

      • Woldegabriel Tesfamariam

        Selam Hashela,
        One cannot help wondering TPLF called it’s political and military campaign “Alula”. The name should have a deep rooted meaning that defines the historical and political thoughts of the namesake vis-a-vis the mission and goals of the present campaign. In a way, it seems there is a complete ambiance between the two.
        Alula’s political and military thoughts had put him at logger head with both King Yohannes and Minilik because of his expansionist dream towards the north (Eritrea). I don’t want to indulge into Alula’s atrocities in Eritrea, which I believe, is known to almost every Eritrean. But for historical veracity, it is worth reading a book written by an Israeli researcher titled “Alula”. Unfortunately, I read the book about 10 yrs ago and couldn’t provide any snapshots.
        Alula conquered almost all Eritrea except the Bogos area (Keren and environs). May be general Migbey’s assertion that the ” Tbah Tbah” committed the killings in Tigrai is reminiscent for a revenge to Alula’s failure to vanquish Moslem population around Keren area. As the proverb goes “Shim Ymerh Megedi Yebxih, we should watch out and be deligent with the hideous and treacherous weyanes. I sincerely believe, the Tigrai people are victims of weyane as Eritreans are victims of higdef. I unequivocally, condemn the annihilation and genocide of the Tigrai people. Abiy and isayas should stand at international court for crimes against humanity. I strongly believe we can help our Tigrai brothers not by supporting the war efforts of woyane but by concentrating our efforts and energy on how to purge the cancer at Adi-Halo. That is our real homework. By the way, do you know Alula is the only foreigner that has a statue in Eritrea.

        • haileTG

          Merhaba Weldegabriel Tesfamariam,

          I agree on the part you put as “doing our real homework”.

          On comparing, I would say TPLF to Tigray people is more akin to EPLF to Eritrean people.

          Higdef to Eritreans is akin to Khemer Rouge to Cambodians and IA is akin to Pol Pot.

          TPLF has no resemblance to the Higdef that was renamed after 1994. The people of Tigray have not been robbed their self worth as Tigrayans by the TPLF. Their current success attested to that. Mai Habar, G-15, 350+ jails, shutting down University, mass exodus, UN sanctioned Crimes Against Humanity on its own people, wars, forced conscription, shutting down all economic activities, political activities, destruction of family, fighting foreign wars, religious suppression, indefinite servitude in NS, collapse of national pride, refusing burials, jailing underage children, youths working general’s farms, and girls forced as maids and sexually abused, disappearance, loss of right to appear before court, loss of right to prison visitation, loss of right to movement around the country, revoking legal travel to anyone under 65, arming civilians as hizbawi serawit and forcing them to carry AK-47, shoot to kill at the border, profiting from human Trafficking and organ harvesting of Eritrean refugees, are few of the things you can’t compare TPLF or any other rulers we know of. In all the above, a higher ratio of Eritreans are decimated than were Cambodians.

          • Haile S.

            Selam MoKsi,

            You are washing TPLF with PFDJ’s dirt in which TPLF participated directly or indirectly. You can’t cleanse it in Ethiopia. Please use the new soap called Giex you started to cleanse Eritrea with.

            This time you seem to be embedded listening to TMH only. Try AAN, it has a new piece there.

          • haileTG

            Haha Moxi,

            I doubt if you can rationally equate Eritrea’s ordeals to Ethiopia’s in the last 20 years. I think the AAN controversy is also done with, time has healed our differences after the inauguration of Mekelakeya Stadium:-) TMH is mostly about Tigray, I bet you Dongolo is more glued to it than any of us here:)
            BTW TPLF has the word Tigray in it, we don’t know who PFDJ represents really.

          • Haile S.

            MoKsi,

            First thing first. Great to hear there is progress on the Giex front. Tzigereda will be happy to hear that and us of course.

            I didn’t quite get the መከላከያ ስታድዩም. When Berhe Y rans the marathon, I get slow.

            Leave alone Dongolo! He is busy making sure the statue of Alula not far from Dongolo was well demolished.

            You nailed it on the absence of ‘E’ in PFDJ. But the presence of ‘T’ in TPLF was equally a problem for a front that ruled Eth for more than a quarter of a decade with a T agenda. It should have been called EthPLF.

            Don’t forget TMH was (and still partially is) an Eritrean basher.

          • haileTG

            Hey moxi,

            Mekelakeya stadium is a silly joke (of a serious matter) some one shared on fb:-)

            https://www.facebook.com/futsumfishal/videos/2988711868032087

          • Woldegabriel Tesfamariam

            Dear Haile TG,
            During the 1990 Gulf War, I was almost glued to CNN and watching live while the scud missiles ramming Telaviv, Haifa and other towns of Israel and the cruise missiles also menacing Iraqi towns and bunkers indiscriminately. It was pyschologically exhausting and devastating experience. My friends then advised me to distance myself from the TV, otherwise I will also be equally affected and traumatized like the people of Israel and Iraq. Sensing that I was being affected by the war, I took heed of my friends advice.
            Haw Haile, I look into you as a shinning star of Awate. I never stop enjoying your enviable rational mind with natural logical flow that ascends into mature grounded philosophy. Recently, however, I feel watching the war in Tigrai has really greatly touched your sensitive humane side and has muddled your priorities. There is nothing wrong with standing for Justice and humanity. Don’t forget, humanitarian support is a sub-set of politics. If we could win the politics at the homefront, we are in a better situation to control/manage a peaceful transition of our neighborhood. ArUt M’Xnae Tray’Yu.

          • Hashela

            Selam Woldegabrial

            You are a wise man and an astute observer!

          • haileTG

            Hi WT,

            Thanks, that was a very fair, and some how accurate assessment of my recently heightened interest. The reason for it was that wanting to see the EDF out of Tigray asap. Not for political calculus or something else, but at this time in our history, war is the last thing we can afford. Whether EDF helps ENDF or fights TPLF or not, the region will always be roiled by conflict. The Eritrean people went through the worst of times and finally made it to a point I thought we would sail from here on. Not so! I was majorly disappointed by this conflict because I am painfully aware that the final bill will be so big for our people who were already at their weakest. So, I naturally thought that such vehement rejection of the war would be a straight forward matter by most of our people. Alas, I was shocked at the ambivalence by many. My argument was that regardless of grievances and past bad blood, war has its own dynamics and painful costs. I was hoping that Eritreans would reject it out of hand as a bad deal. Instead, it has devolved into claims of premature victories, bringing up historical issues, 98/00 deportations and what have you (this is my online and off line discussions). Correct me if I am wrong, but it seemed to me like half hearted rejection, a kind of yes…but approach. And, I can’t help it but see the devastating train approaching. So, I started to follow the situation closely, with the hope that the warring parties will end up in stalemate and forced to negotiate piece. The TDF has no incentive from the Tigrayan populace to pull back, actually the opposite. PMAA has no incentive to pull back, but the opposite and the PFDJ didn’t see a major backlash except a half hearted yes…but. That appeared a perfect storm in the making. The only incentive to pull back therefore should come from the battle field. And, recent events has turned the clock back and seems a movement towards the right direction – stalemate. Hence, my heightened interest was from the fact that such a situation appeared to me a very dangerous point in our history.

            You shall notice my interest waning however, because the situation has now appeared to have gone to my second best option. It has been days since we heard TPLF is buried and so forth talk that misses the real costs of war to real people. So, brother WT, I hope you understand this situation and for sure I have no other interest than what concerns Eritrea and Eritreans.

            Thanks

          • Woldegabriel Tesfamariam

            Selam Haile TG,
            Thank you. I suppose it was Amanuel Hidrat who shared about Ismael AA’s health status. But since then, we haven’t heard about him. Dehai Ba’ Gberu!!!
            Regards

        • Dongolo

          Selam Woldegabriel Tesfamariam. You state that ‘Alula is the only foreigner that has a statue in Eritrea’. What about Pushkin and St. Francis of Assisi?

          • Woldegabriel Tesfamariam

            Selam Dengolo,
            I forgot about Pushkin, my mistake. But who is this Francis of Assisi??

          • Berhe Y

            Selam WT,

            ሳን ፍራንቸስኮ ሐወልቲ

        • Hashela

          Hello Woldegabriel

          no, I didn’t know that we have Alula statue in Eritrea.
          Either we are collectively suffering under Stockholm syndrome or we have to many imigrants in influential positions in the Government.

          • T. Kifle

            Selamat Hashela

            Have you ever read: ‘Identity Jilted’, by Alemseged Abay? Please do, you didn’t already

          • saay7

            T Kifle:

            Have you ever read my review of the book and why I think Alemseghrd got it all wrong ?

            saay

          • T. Kifle

            Selamat SAAY,

            Not really, sir, I would like to read it, if you make it available for me.

          • saay7

            Hi T Kifle:

            I wrote it in 1999 in the middle of the first #SenselessWar.

            But it explains the sequel #StupidWar

            http://dehai.org/conflict/articles/sal_tplf_unmasked.html

            saay

          • T. Kifle

            Selamat Saay,

            I thank you very much

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selam T. Kifle,

            I missed a couple of chances before to say hello.

            I thought about you and Eyob Medhane a great deal ever since Shashemene and later when cleansing Ethiopia from Tigrayans intensified by hooligans in suits.

            I hope you are now in a safe place and I am delighted to know you are still with us!

            Welcome back!

          • Abi

            Fantastic
            You forgot to mention the hooligans / thieves in military uniforms.
            Their illegally gained wealth/ buildings of different sizes are being placed under government supervision.

          • T. Kifle

            Merhaba the good man!
            Fanti Ghana

            Thank you very much for the good wish and for welcoming me back

            and, yes, I am ‘still with you’, flying low and slow!

            I hope every your near and dear are well, too.

          • haileTG

            Hey saay,

            Never heard of the book, but your critique was well detailed (of course politically slanted) and gave me a good idea. The big axe you fell on it is that in the entire book, it makes no mention of the rest of Eritrea. I guess that settles it.

            Unrelated, looking back at “It is in a world stage and diplomats, although slow, eventually wise up to the wise guys. And the EPLF folks who pledged to defend TPLF all the way to Alewaha have holier pledges to keep” closing wasn’t it optimistic? How innocent we all were:-)

          • iSem

            Hi Sal and TG:
            Sal, I schemed through this gem, written in the height of the war.
            So, I guess EPLF now if polled 100 will say they will support the Amhara. As far as am concerned this war is between the Amharas and Tigres, just like 1000 years go when Yohannes was beheaded, Tigres lost and saw 100 years of servitude
            And I ask this question again, I asked it first in 2012, 2013: what is so wrong with the nation based Federalism that kept Ethiopia toghether for 27 years. I mean besides the fact that it was too late, African countries are not nation states but TPLF wanted to create one, of course for their own interest. what is wrong with that, with working shrewdly for your own ethnic interest? Without that Tigrayans will be decimated in 1991. I do not see anything wrong with ethnic federalism.
            also do you guys think that if Tigray falls and the Abiy/IA alliance holds and the people of Tigray are subdued, do you think that Abiy’s unitary federalism will work, after Oromos and others have testes the goodness, intoxicating ethnic freedom for 30 years. To wit, they can speak their own language instead of been dominated by Amharic, etc
            About the intermarriage, I think the TPLF poll is more honest vs the EPLF who told us that they preferred intermarriage between Eri ethnic groups. The proof is that overwhelming majority married within their ethnic during gheldi (even IA admitted that at least with faith), and also those rarity who were married outside their ethic in the field divorced them after independence. even anecdotally, from the scores of ppl who married outside, whom I know, only one marriage still endures. Also, that marriage was in ELF and the couple live in Toronto. I am not sure if that had a bearing but am just saying. So the EPLF polls is less honest. I think it was brag that they are more nuqquhat

          • T. Kifle

            Selamat SAAY,

            well, I read it now. I am sure you wouldn’t have done it this way had you had written it this time around.
            You think this is really a review?
            Anyways, I appreciate the indomitable SAAY, always enjoying him reading no matter how diametrically opposing our views might be.

          • saay7

            Selamat T Kifle:

            Well not a review in its strictest definition. An expose? A crutch for polemical essay? 🙂

            Not much would have changed if i had written it now. Those who see Eritrea as made of only “trans-Mereb” people appear to be the majority in Ethiopian elite (whether they are Tigraway Amharay or Gurage) and the only difference is that I would have noted in 2021 Eritrea, those who reciprocate we are one people have infiltrated the PFDJ and the Opposition.

            saay

          • Hashela

            Hi Kifle

            I read Alemseged Tesfai, a true patriotic Eritrean!

            I never heard about the person you are mentioning.
            “Tell me about your friends, I will tell who you are”, so I have an idea about your admired story telller.

          • T. Kifle

            Selamat Hashela,

            always, judgemental! Did I say anything about its quality? veracity? why are you always so combative? can you discuss ideas without trying to admonish people you think hold opinions opposed to your own?

          • Hashela

            Hi Kifle

            With the limited time I have, I can’t read every garbage that Tigrayan elites are throwing at us.
            Luckily, Saay did and gave you the right answers in his eloquent review.

        • Hashela

          Selam Woldegabrial

          “May be general Migbey’s assertion that the ” Tbah Tbah” committed the killings in Tigrai is reminiscent for a revenge to Alula’s failure to vanquish Moslem population around Keren area.”

          I was surprised and saddened when Migbey singled our Eritrean lowlander for atrocities that is happening in Tigray. It was a dog whistle and terrifyingly insightful about the directions Tigrayan elites want to go.
          Right after interview of Migbey, I brought it up here. It seems nobody want to touch the hot iron.

        • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

          Selam,
          I would say this is nonsense. From the few companies I have worked we use to name conference rooms by mountains, cities, beaches, etc. One of the conf room was named Moqadisho.
          So, to me, naming Alula is nothing to do with Eritrea but he was famous Tigrayan person and they decide to use the name. I see no reason for us to panic because of that. Remember few months ago, one of their military campaign was named Seyom Mesfin? So, what direction was that, relative to Eritrea’s map?
          ኣየ ምሁራትና!

      • Haile S.

        Selam Hashela and Woldegabriel,

        The name of TPLF’s offensive shows the target and direction of their operation. If it was towards the west and/or south they would have called it Operation Sehul or Yohannes. No one names an operation without direction. Anyway, we know how the operations led by those people ended. The best names for their operation would have been, Justice, Freedom (choice) … Things like that they tried to to fight for by going forward with their election.

        On HTG, it has been long since he stopped speaking Giex and writing in Geez 😁!

        • haileTG

          Hey Moxi,

          I don’t know much on how operations are named. EPLF named theirs as NADOW, QITAW, FENQIL…We should have paid more attention as to their direction then and anticipated what they had in store for us 🙂

          Alula Aba Nega was not much respected by TPLF until now. In fact, back in 2012, TPLF re-named a school in Abi-Adi from Alula Aba Nega into Meles Zenawi, arguing that Tigray needed home grown heroic figures who fought for Tigray. During Derg years Alula Aba Nega had his own commemoration day along Abdissa Aga and Adwa. I don’t know when that was disbanded.

          Alula Aba Nega is a symbol of Andinet for many Ethiopians and his wars was very much linked to the red sea. Below is how he is described by that section of Ethiopians:

          He is as fair as angel,

          And strong as a lion,

          Swift-footed as a leopard,

          Sly as a fox,

          Wise as Solomon,

          Generous as a king,

          Is most valiant of all…

          • Haile S.

            Selam MoKsi,

            I am not sure whether you trying to paste innocence to the naming of the operation or not, but you confirmed what I was saying. Ethiopians including people from Tigray will elevate any one who promises them the red sea. If you like this kind of exaggerations, I can give you a biblical praise of Alula by his local biographer, source Haggai Erlich.

            <>

            The second sentence is right from Apocalypse, the last chapter of the bible…. The righteous will rise on the right side of God, 7X brighter than the sun….., the sinner on the left 7X darker thsn the crow….

          • Abi

            ኃይልሽ
            I’m absolutely outraged by the naming of the useless operation.
            The name of General Alula Aba Nega should never be used by these thugs.
            There should be severe consequences for using his name for a wrong purpose by wrong people.

        • Hashela

          Selam Haile

          That was my thought and my motivation to bring it up.
          With spotters like Haile TG deep inside Eritrea, no cow and no chicken will be safe in the next Alula operation.
          Sorry Haile S., my goats are grazing on the hills of Hagaz, I worry about yours. Proximity does matter 🙂

          • Haile S.

            Selam Hashela,

            Don’t worry MoKsi is going to save mine and yours from being capretto arrosto 😁

          • Hashela

            Haila S.

            That is why I’m trying to placate Haile TG by guiding him to GEEZ software!!

          • Abi

            መምህር
            In case you didn’t know, TDF is providing roast chicken for the thousands captured Ethiopian soldiers. Your chickens have no chance of surviving the TDF onslaughts!!

          • Peace ToAll

            Selam Abi, you have your tail between your legs. Come out and say the usual lies like your pathological liar, Pastor.

    • Mez

      Good day Haile TG,
      1)You appear to be a damn good fighter.
      2) from your post above my reading is: the tplf–initiated conflict is in the middle of the second wave of fighting.
      Thanks

      • haileTG

        Merhaba Ato Mez,

        #2 – That is my assessment, who started it is of course an academic gymnastics.

        #1 – I humbly request to add “for peace” modifier to the ending of your kind remarks:-)

    • saay7

      Hailat:

      In the parallel universes people live in, where people can choose their own news channel and each live in their bubble (kinda like the CNN and Fox News audiences in the US), this is what happened in Ethiopia according to ZeHabesha:

      1. The JuneTah attempted to take Raya and Lalibela but they, and their underage soldiers, were destroyed by the Amhara special forces.

      2. The three employees of MSF (Doctors without borders) who were killed were in areas where ትነግ *was operating and they had turned down PM Abiys offer to have federal forces escort them

      3. WHO condemned the air raid of civilians but remember WHOs boss is from Tigray Ethiopia.

      4. Editorial warning that to avoid the mistakes of Derg, the Abiy gov should ensure local Tigrayans administer their local zones. Agame at Agame land, Kunama at Kunama land, and Irob at Irob land.

      Anyway, watching/listening to the two antagonists, one senses that, eight months into the war, this stupidest of all stupid wars is still at the beginning stages. It’s surreal when all sides, include our own stupid sides, pretends they are in mop up operations. Ethiopia has an endless supply of soldiers whose mothers never demand accountability for their lost children, and Tigray defines itself by the wars it fights and wins, and Eritrea is led by a man who can’t walk straight line on a red carpet. So, we are in it for a while, sadly.

      * the Ethiopians can correct me on this bu ትነግ stands for Tigray Nexanet Ginbar which sounds not coincidentally like ኦነግ. And you know how those guys ended up, is I think the message, maybe?
      saay

      • haileTG

        Hey saay,

        Absolutely! Imagine NNNN think the border will be demarcated, and #4 in the editorial suggests the EEBC may not be applied as demanded by their boss for the best part of the last two decades. So, would the path to the EEBC provision to adjust the line if both parties agree, take a peaceful or bloody course? And if the latter, what’s the point of this crazy war? Would GiE take this hot potato up and take position? I wouldn’t advise it at this time:)

      • Dongolo

        Selam saay7. You state ‘Ethiopia has an endless supply of soldiers whose mothers never demand accountability for their lost children’? Are Ethnophaulisms which are also gender disrespectful encouraged here?

      • Admassie

        Selam SAAY,

        Yes, a correction. It is ትህነግ. Former allies, the ብአዴን people, like Demeke Mekonen, start to call ሕውሓት as “ትህነግ” (የትግራይ ህዝብ ነጻነት ግንባር) after thier divorce. A sort of, they believe, belittling TPLF by using unpopular name.

        • Abi

          Admassie
          How about you make a tiny bit effort in correcting the all knowing Saay when he took liberty belittling all Ethiopian mothers.

          • Admassie

            Selam Abi,

            I was responding to his call only. Did he also call for that?:-)
            Which one is bugging you or you feel “belittling”?
            1. “…mothers never demand accountability for their lost children…” the comment in general?
            2. “…mothers never demand accountability for their lost children…”, because you believe they support the war and he shouldn’t question them?
            3. Why he (saay) questions Ethiopian mothers only? What about Eritrean mothers. Thier children are in the war? OR
            4. ጨርሶስ ምን አባቱን አገባውና ነው የኢትዮጵያን እናቶች የሚተቸው?:-)

            I thought he disgusts the war, “…this stupidest of all stupid wars…”. and from this point of view, he criticizes. I do not beleive he is belittling.

          • Abi

            Selam Admassie
            I don’t think it is right to judge all Ethiopian mothers who have suffered more than their share for so long, based on your mother or Saay’s mother experiences. Your personal experiences don’t count or important in this regard.
            Leave the mothers alone.
            Thanks

          • Admassie

            Selam Abi,

            It is exactly what you said about the suffering of the Ethiopian mothers who have suffered more than their share for so long that brings the question why they are not demanding accountability. They did it when their children are kidnaped in Oromia. እንዲሁ ሆድ ብስዎት ካልሆነ በቀር ሃሳቡ የወቃሽነት መንፈስ የነበረው አይደለም፡፡

            My mom and my family have miraculously scaped and survived Dergue’s seven aerial bombardment on my town. My mom thought that era was gone for good. But here again history is repeating and she is living the war. In her words ”አየ ፈጣሪ!…ብሎ ብሎ የሞሰብ ገልባጭ ዘመን ያምጣብን!” after suffering a raid that left nothing including እንጅራና ሞሰብ to my niece’s house under her guardian when Fano militia enter my town.

          • Abi

            Admassie
            Only individuals detached from the society got the audacity to blame the victims.
            ነጠላቸውን አዘቅዝቀው እድሜያቸውን የጨረሱ እናቶችን ጥፋተኛ ማድረግ ጥጋብ ብቻ ሳይሆን ብልግናም ነው::
            እባካችሁ ሃዘንተኛ እናቶቻችንን ተወት አድርጏቸው:: ምን ያህል እንደሚያዝኑ ለልበ ድንጋይ ሰዎች አይገባችሁም::

          • Admassie

            ጌታው፡

            አልቅስ አልቅስ እሚያሰኝ እየበላህ ያለ ነገር ካለ ተናገረውና እንስማው፡፡ በቀር ያልተባለን አጡዘህ፤ በአንፃሩ ደግሞ አንተ መከራ ለወደቀባቸው አዛኝ መስለህ ለመታየት መሞከሩ ተራ ማላገጥ ነው፡፡ የልብ ርህራሄ እጅን ደረት ላይ አማግሮ እንደመፎከር ቀላል አይደለም፡፡ የመከራውን መቅሰፍት እየወለደ ያለውን ጦርነት “ምን ሲደረግ” ብሎ ማውገዝና መቃወምን ይጠይቃል፡፡

          • saay7

            Haha Admassie;

            You read me well. The ዳቦ Man who was praising TPLF when they were in power and now curses them when they are out of power, well that’s just his bread brain: to him whoever is the Negus is praiseworthy whether it’s HSI, Mengistu or even Weyane. I will give you (for that matter, any reader) a whole day to search the archives of Disqus and you will not find a single criticism of Weyane when they were at the zenith of their power abusing all using their anti terrorist proclamation. He just thinks everybody has short memories, and tries to have his Bread Brain eruption with his fake outrages as in the time he attacked Berhe for calling his PM a baboon. To my knowledge baboons are very protective of their families and Berhe owes baboons an apology.

            Now, here’s what I know:

            1. The Ethiopians had a civil war (1974-1991) with Derg on one side and the group that came to later be known as EPRDF + OLF on the other. Can you give me an example of a time Ethiopian mothers demanded an end to the war? Can you tell me if there is a list of the war dead? Isn’t it true that Meles Zenawi told mothers of those whose sons did not return grom the civil war “if your children did not return, assume they are dead?”

            2. Is there an official account that lists the number of Ethiopians who died in 1998-2000 border war? NO.

            3. Is there, 8 months into this latest war, a call by anyone Ethiopian mothers, religious leaders, to stop the war? Is there any announcement anywhere of the names of those who died? NO.

            in the Ethiopian culture, wars happen, men go on campaigns, some return and some dont. To ask for anything more is like asking some cultures why they don’t have birthday cakes. That’s just their culture. But it has a cost. And the cost is jumping from one war to another because the Negus knows he won’t be held accountable.

            saay

          • iSem

            Hi Sal:
            the other day, the usually quick and perceptive SGJ had trouble picking what I said about the high turbon and stopping barking. What I meant was nothing changes with our the ዳቦ awatista, who hails from a country which has plenty ዳቦ but goes hungry because of stupid wars
            About the mothers, you are absolutely, they have power, if they take to the streets and demand where their sons and daughters. And who ever dares to shoot them, could be his end. And I have also said the same about the Eritrean mothers.
            The Somalis tried

          • Saleh Johar

            iSem,
            It’s not that I failed to see your wit, but I couldn’t understand why you argued “Affu” is neither Tigrayit nor Arabic and you attributed to only one group. I didn’t see merit in continuing it since i sensed some thermometers here rising. Don’t worry about it.

          • iSem

            Thanks Abu Salah:
            Indeed, the tem were rising and lowering is the mark of a leader. So I was yanking your chain in the comment to Sal, and yank your chain, I did. Affu elleka aleku ane keman
            keman = enkelay;-)

          • saay7

            Hey iSem:

            So much obsession with dabo so little understanding of those without dabo. I mean this is a country that regularly mismanages its affairs to the point that is world renowned not for Battle of Adwa, not for being uncolonized, not for raising their hands to God (all ancient or mythological), but for having an unerring instinct to have the worst leaders with zero respect for the sanctity of the human life. When you criticize their “leaders” they circle their wagons or get on their soap box (or whatever replaces a country without soaps) and crank out their mock outrage machine. This intimidates the weak but not the truth tellers like iSem. So go on with your bad self, iSem. Nehna warahom wa zemen teweel.

            saay

          • Admassie

            Selam SAAY,

            A couple of decades a go there was a Scottish lecturer in my undergraduate class who said to us: you Ethiopians… your history is a history of wars. If only you had made peace with yourselves, you would have turned your country in to heaven. It stuck in my mind for ever.

            Some years back a Ugandan journalist wrote an opinion on the Ethiopian Herald news paper regarding Ethiopia and its people. It was genuinely constructive. He put what he feels positive and what he feels negative. One was …Ethiopians demand a democratic government while they themselves are patriarchal and obedient to authority. But, if I may remember correctly, he said he was assaulted physically. Because, for sure some one was not happy with the negatives about Ethiopia. May be it was Abi😊😊

        • saay7

          Admassie:

          Selamat and thanks!

          saay

          • Admassie

            SAAY:

            The effort of the Demekes is to dissociate themselves from TPLF by all means and to claiming being a “true representative” of the Amhara people to the extent they abandoned to call TPLF by its popular name ወያኔ or ህውሃት which TPLF is proud of. Yes, both sides are using every name bad to smear the other side (ከም ኣብ ጊዜ ባእሲ ከም ድሙ ብኣጽፋር ጌርካ ገጽ ምጽሕታር 😊 😊).

          • saay7

            Admassie:

            One of the things I wish that you Diaspora Ethiopians would do, those of you living in the West, is to organize a pro-TDF and pro-ENDF people and, after the venting, come up with a proposal to end the destructive war. I don’t see an exit strategy by either side: it looks like a war attrition that will kill many Ethiopians but not result in a decisive victory for either side.

            saay

  • AMANIEL PAULOS

    Shalom !
    Awate moderators

    Note to Awate moderators

    I apologize that I forgot to include greetings in my earlier
    2 posts . It was omission as I was in hurry not intentional .
    I will include it now here…

    Shalom !
    shalom!
    Awates & Readers

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ሰላማት

    ርእሰ-ደብሪ ህግደፍ ዘንቢሉ
    ንጌጾ ክኸይድ ጀሚሩ
    ኮምፓሱ ከምዘጥፈአ
    ስሒቱ መኣዝኑ
    ኣንቱም ሰባት
    መን ኮን ‘ዩ ምኽትሉ?
    ከም ገለ ብሃንደበት
    ጠርብ ‘ንተሉ
    GiE ትሰምዑ ዶ ‘ለኹም?

  • Peace ToAll

    Selam የESEPAው ጛድ Abi, I know you are still in denial of the facts on the ground. I have been telling you that the Ankoberites & the despotic leader of eritrea’s military demise was approaching and for sure now the world is witnessing the tenacity and the gallantry of the Tigrayan people. The so called, the legendary country of 3000 years, Ethiopia integrity from foreign occupiers has been protected by the people of Tegaru for years till Menilik & Italians played the game of divide and rule system. Ankoberites, you are known for your leap service and territorial expansion not in the field of military art.

    Ankoberites have been saying that the Hawzen massacre, on Wednesday market, by the Derg was orchestrated by TPLF. How about the Togoga village massacre which is located 25 km from Mekele? I know you want to see the video of the prisoners of war in Tigray and here we go enjoy it. I hope you and the nuclear waste / አተላ might be able to identify one of your relatives ፎጣ፡ለባሾች and the gang-rapist/ ሹካ፡ማንኪያ ሌቦች.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10160001322121264&id=657856263

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159998795971264&id=657856263

    Watch “በኦፕሬሽን አሉላ አባነጋ የተማረኩ የኢትዮጵያ ወታደሮች – 06-25-2021” on YouTube

    https://youtu.be/r-tHvT2r3Ws

    • Abi

      Selam Peace ToAll
      ከአዋቂዎች ጋር ጨዋታ ስለያዝኩ እደጅ ሆነህ ጠብቅ::

      • Saleh Johar

        Hello all,
        Don’t blame anyone who makes a geographical mistake. We all do it. In the seventies there was an Eritrean spokesperson who said the liberation forces has captured the port city of Barentu. He was a joke for a long time. In 2001 I met him in DC and asked him why he made the outrageous claim. He told me it was an innocent mistake, “I wanted to say the strategic city and in a slip of the tongue it came out as port city.” Of course there are people who make such mistakes.

        However, I heard a certain army claimed it defeated an army in ሰቆጣ and the army responded by saying first we defeated them in ሰቆጣ and repulsed their attack in Lalibela. It’s possibly a geographical error or a false claim because if you consult the map, ሰቆጣ is way north of Lalibela. Maybe I can get a clarification in two decades 🙂

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ሰላማት
    ተወሳኺት ጋንታ ሓገዝ ደሊ ‘ሎ
    ሰርገንቲ ደንጎሎ

    ሰሚዕኩም ዶ ናኡሽቱ ህግደፍ
    ጠያይቲ በየእዛነይ ሸፈፍ
    ኢሉ ክሓልፍ
    ይብል ኣሎ

    ሰብ ዓዋተ ዓጢቖምለይ
    —–ማይ ዶ ጸባ
    —–ዘራይ ደልየ ኣብ ቀረባ
    —–ካልእ ተሰኣንኩስ ዋላ ሳባ
    ስደዱልይ
    መይ ደይ! መይ ደይ!
    ይብል ኣሎ

  • haileTG

    Merhaba Hashela,

    The age old suspicions and animosity between the two sides of the Abyssinian highlands is true. Not to the degree degree of causing war however. The wars now, as ever, are owned by the elites veying for power. My entry above proves that very point. Don’t also forget that Eritreans have never been treated in a dignified way as refugees anywhere other than Tigray in the recent mass exodus. That also proves the potential of peaceful co-existence. Conflating such historical adversity to current misadventure is what I call disingenuous.

    We know the regime supporters are active supporters of the current war and Eritrea’s participation, so let’s leave them to one side. In the opposition, there are those who oppose the war and Eritrea’s participation actively. There are also those who pay lip service to opposing the war but simultaneously express their wish to see TPLF destroyed. The first group is also divided among those who actively support the TDF war efforts and those who oppose the war in its totality (which includes myself).

    I will talk about the shrewd opposition who oppose the war and wish to see TPLF destroyed, as they are mistaken and standing on immoral ground.

    There is a young father of one who is a friend of my younger brother. Whenever I visit Eritrea, he comes to visit me from his bachelor home in Qushet outside Asmara city limits. He comes on foot, led by his now 11 yo son, because he has lost vision in both eyes from the Ethio-Eritrea border war. He lives with his son, as a divorcee, but I have no idea why his marriage broke down. His 11 yo son is A+ student and great help for him. The shrapnel wound that took out his vision also left a metal in his head. His hearing is minimal, only from one side. He is such a great chatter box and whenever he visits me, we sit for hours talking, laughing, poking jokes at each other and sometimes seriously analyzing world politics. He had an opportunity to go to Germany for treatment, but he was refused papers of support from the government because he didn’t qualify to apply for non-government sponsored trips at the time. I sometimes look at his smartness and his son’s who took after him and wonder what life would have been for him.

    I dread to go back next time and meet most of the 18+ yearolds that I met, who pleaded with me to get them papers to leave, who joked and had good time together, who make time to go and find me anything I needed, even taking time from their work, in a situation my friend in the above paragraph. I wish and pray to see them well and safe again.

    Members of opposition, even in this forum, who double speak with opposing the war and wishing the destruction of TPLF, know too well they can’t be granted that wish without Eritreans, young and old, going to do it for them. Yes, they have no feeling for (or consider worthy) the lives of those youngsters who will lose eye sight, hearing, spinal cord damage and death. Those youngsters who would spend the rest of their lives in wheel chair, forgotten and thrown to outskirts of the main cities (like my friend above) by the dumpster.

    We, those of us who oppose the war, are branded TPLF sympathizers! Please, don’t let us get on you way, but they are not fooling anyone when they propose something they have no intention to pay for. Updating you about war casualty is not taking sides, rather to awaken your conscience to the devil such so called opposition are flirting with.

    TPLF would stay or be destroyed by the will of the people of Tigray. No reason to jump around wishing one outcome over the other at the expense of the helpless young people who are losing arms and limbs as we speak. Oppose the war and stick to that in words and actions (not just you, but all those who are taking double stands).

    • Hashela

      Selam Haile TG

      “ነዚ ክትግዕታ ዲኽን ትርህጻ” እብላ ኣዴታትና!
      This is to say that despite your long writing, you missed my point.

      • haileTG

        Haha…Hashela,

        There are more than two of us here! But the way you dismissed it proves the point made thereof.

    • saay7

      Hey Haile TG:

      Notice how from Dongolo to Hashela the talking point changed from all Eritreans to some Eritreans. Well yeah some segments of Eritreans who hate Tegaru (as a people) also hate Amharu (as a people.) Then what? Well according to Hashela and Dongolo we are supposed to take that into account when expressing our disgust with the war. We are supposed to say well this is so nuanced let’s reserve judgement: maybe there are things we don’t understand. Let wait for “our government” to explain things to us.

      The Dongolo post was supposed to say all Eritrean opposition are detached from Eritrea and the minute you told him your observations from 2019, he moved the goal post. I am not a betting man today but I would bet anything you have been to Eritrea more recently than he has and all his information (like Nitriccs) was straight from his handlers.

      Instead of asking the regime why are we at war, how many Eritreans have we lost, what’s the mission of the war, some of our people (for reasons diagnosed by Burhan Ali) are only able to direct their ire at the opposition. Weak!

      saay

      • haileTG

        Hey saay,

        Dongolo is fake news when it comes to Eritrea. Over many posts, I told him tens of latest situational updates, he couldn’t come up with anything as up-to-date as may be early 2000s. He doesn’t know the current issues in there. The closest he got to is his local YPFDJ chapter (Y has nothing to do with age 🙂

        • saay7

          Haha HTG:

          But you know the formula:

          1. Say something about Isaias or PFDJ to break the defense of the opposition;
          2. Spend the rest of the post dividing, trashing the opposition
          3. Present 2-above as advise to the opposition to be more effective

          Subject changed. Mission accomplished.

          At least in their heads, such as they are., that’s what they think has happened. You would think by now they would update the script but the PFDJ has never been known for its creativity or adapting to the times. And some of the messengers, sometimes they don’t speak any of Eritreas language and need help with elementary school words. And sometimes they post long and complicated articles that they were assigned to post.

          saay

          • haileTG

            Hi saay,

            Same old, same old! right? What’s funny is that they underestimate our tenacity, dogged machine like persistence in knocking them over every time they show up 🙂 Was it wedi Tikul who said

            ኣንታ ኣይሓፍሩን ድዮም’ከ
            ዕቡያት ትምክሕተኛታት
            ዓለም ከድንኑ ሒዩኽ ዝብሉ ዓመጸኛታት
            ከም ማሸላ ርእሱ ርእሱ ክዝበጥ ሰራዊቶም (digital army of course) 🙂

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Selamat haileTG,
            …and yet he went to their to country to praise them…
            በጃኻ ለካ ካልእ ሰብ ጸውዕ …..ወዲ ትኹል ስሪኡ ካብ ዝፈትሕ ዓመታት ቆጺሩ

          • haileTG

            Hello MM nebsi!

            ሕሉፍ ኣይትረስዕ ዋላ እንተተቀየረ
            ውዒሉ ሓዲሩ ኩሉ ናትና’ዩ መቀረ መረረ

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            ሰላማት ርኢስ-ሃይለ
            ሓቂ!
            የግዳስ ደመይ ፈሊሑ
            ስጋዕ ዝዝሕል
            ኣይተዋሓጠለይን ክሰምዕ
            ወዲ ትኹል
            ስለምንንታይሲ
            ኣይ ሎሚ-ኣይ ጽባሕ
            ብሕርቃን
            ከይብለካ ክምብል

          • saay7

            Haha Hailat:

            Sounds like Ogbagabr?

            መንዩ ተዓዋቲ?
            መንዩ ዝተኽላ ህዝባዊ መንግስቲ? (Certainly not the people who can only build transitional and provision governments 30 years later:)
            ኣይዕገትን’ዩ ብድሆ ናይ ሓፋሽ!

            And did you say ጽንዓት and ሓቦ? Due to their self-hate and slave mentality they think only Isaias and the people who enforce his demented vision have it. Not the people, not us.

            saay

          • haileTG

            Hey saay,

            How do you rate this one? Ferihna eko keynzareb:-) – haha

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

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother haile the great,

            You, make my day,

            KS,,

          • saay7

            Hailat:

            Reesom is always reliable, if not the melody but the crisp lyrics:

            ብስም ሰላም ነጋዶ
            ተደሚሮም ባዶ

            More evidence of the mainstreaming of the opposition and the idea that regime is ዝሞሽመሸ attracting pests and parasites.

            saay

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Saay7,
            I object to your sterotypical statement.
            እዚ ክፍሊ ጉዳያት ህግደፍ ዝደገፎ መግለጺ ‘ዩ

      • Dongolo

        Selam saay7. haileTG’s 2019 observations? At Mekele? At the border? Or, when he was zig zagged across Eritrea? ire at the opposition? Of course, It only applies to ‘segments’ of the opposition.

  • Hashela

    Thank you Moderator!
    I suspected it, but didn’t know which word it was.

  • abdu

    Salam Hashela
    You have asked Samuel about the map he ignored it and today Fanti claims Barentu no reaction from wayane sympathizers.
    Hope you will get a positive reply.
    Thank you Keep defending Eritrea
    Abdu

  • said

    Greetings,
    You have tried legitimate royalty, manufac¬tured royalty, parliamentary royalty, republics unitary and centralized, and the only thing from which you suffer, the despotism, the dictature of the State, you have scrupulously respected and carefully preserved.
    –Arthur Arnould, The Rebel, 1896.
    John Cage once wrote, “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”
    Ethiopia two major civil wars, past and present .

    Ethiopian civil wars that followed one after the other and the war that continues now and then s in the past ?. Tens of thousands people were killed, many in brutal massacres; millions were forced to relocate, and a famine rampaged through Tigray 1980th and now and in Somalian Ogden region causing, it is believed, a million deaths.
    But before I say more about civil war , let me state my own values and biases I’m first -humanist.
    The Ethiopian civil war, the state at war with itself and inherently destructive. . TPLF/TDF and the rest of the Ethiopian political forces(multiethnic resistance opposition) It is a fight for freedom, total freedom, against all tyrants. Sadly they have not sufficiently absorbed the lessons and experiences left the war in Ethiopia over the previous 45 years since 1975 , and are still insisting on working in the same way they were since 1991, 30 years ago. When will the Ethiopia government first ,TPLF/TDF and the Ethiopian forces, they still did not realize these lessons and from past experiences, and draw attention to their duties towards the state and people of Ethiopian at large ?

    What unites the Ethiopian political and social components, to some aspect and not equally, historically, and socially, is more than what separates them from leadership dreams or authoritarian aspirations that plunge them and those with them into a fierce war that will not remain or be left behind. To turn this civil war into scattered dust, just the one before and during in Derg era .

    No matter what political party or ideology, it seems to be as rampant . Ethiopia never succeeds at achieving its stated goals of citizen protection, security, and well-being. Or for any other goal of worth, the nation-state . Ethiopian Government simply does not work it never worked. It does not matter what kinds of people are running it, Ethiopia it cannot escape its inherent nature
    Ethiopian dynasties, kingdoms, Junta and recent regimes and all kind assortments of power, one thing in come ,they ensured the continuation of inequalities to maintain them over 3,000 years have been attempted ,it never worked for most of the time .were still this is among us today .

    Blame also Each and every individual that participates in the governing process that causes and that leads to the slaughter of innocents are responsible and brutality waged against the innocent civilian .Tens of thousand are dying at the hands of the powerful Ethiopian Government and they created fiascos one after another; and purposeful economic destruction certainly occurred and counting to do so . And that most every Ethiopian citizen will be adversely affected in one way or another by what is coming and what is happening now , and this looks to be the desired strategy of the Ethiopian criminal state.

    The state failed at providing doable, effective policies—no matter who is at the top. no real “accomplishments.” To speak about . And Ethiopian government’s failure is not over yet. Always finding ways and seeking to assimilate their populations , using military-style policing, murder them and salve them, as everything that is happening today has been planned for years by all antagonistic group .

    Those in Ethiopian government, and those that controlled government ,past and present , are nothing more than mass murderers. They as individuals, either directly sanction murder, ordered it, support the system that prosecutes murder their people and envieded neighboring country , and most stand silent in the face of murder, or turn their heads the other way in order to allow murder to continuing as we see today in Tigray and we saw in Eritrea for 30 years during liberation of Eritrea. This nothing new this happening inside Ethiopia with other ethnic groups. These distinctions are irrelevant from the perspective of blame, for without this cooperation, the killing would be much more exposed, and less killing and therefore less likely to occur.
    What we see today Ethiopian are protesting relentless against injustice, inequality, and militarism.

    Past flaming years were filled with many harsh lessons and eloquent experiences that the TPLF/TDF,in what they are in particular situation at the current stage, in managing their ideological goals and political programs, and the first of these lessons we will learn from
    Ethiopian civil ,There are many reasons why the armed conflict erupted and with blind patriotism ?.
    We have many example to learn from other civil war context, Sudan and Somalia ongoing civil war.

    Tensions and problem between the Ethiopian government and TPLF was eminent ,since popular protests brought Abiy to power in 2018. On the surface 3 major point are the reason first In September 2020, the TPLF won a regional election and Abiy immediately dismissed the unauthorized results, second Oct. 29, when TPLF leaders refused to accept the government’s regional appointees, third and more importantly personal vendetta that is very ,deep Mistrust between Abiy and the TPLF leaders runs deep. harden hearts on all sides. and historic ethnic rivalry. and TPLF perception that an ethnic minority held outsized power On Nov. 4, Tigrayan forces attacked the EDNF Northern Command headquarters, claiming “pre-emptive self-defense. three things are some reason and That brings me to the last part ,Amhara want to Replace Tigrayans too rule is another major issue .

    The Ethiopian civil and conflict has engendered an acute humanitarian crisis, and indiscriminate violence aggravates these challenges. And atrocities exacerbate these humanitarian crises , Tigray has suffered gross violations of the law of war. no have complete picture of the situation in Tigray. What has been reported is extremely alarming. Moreover, since the origins of this crisis are political,
    The parties are increasingly unwilling to negotiate and cacophony of voices denounces the claims of their opponents Peace does not appear imminent.
    Abiy should seek a broadly inclusive dialogue Tigray and the way forward for the country’s many restive constituencies

    The Tigray conflict constitutes an international civil war . while Ethiopian government is delegitimizing resistance or rebellion And it’s not surprising that so many people believe that . Meanwhile we unsettling accounts of human rights violations and mass atrocities emerged soon after hostilities began on November 3rd 2020 . What is meant by civil wars are those that take place between Ethiopian ethnic groups within the borders of a single state, for political, ideological, religious, ethnic, regional or class reasons (Capitalism and Communism ), where the parties resort to the use of violence and armed conflicts against each other, to resolve their differences, and impose their perceptions on the state and the people. In civil war .No party appears innocent. he EDNF, the EDF, and Tigray and Amhara militias may all have violated international human rights law in way or another.

    Ethiopian civil repeating itself and unrelenting failures ,past and present wars, whatever their causes and motives, is presently occur between Ethiopian people of the same nation, and their results are catastrophic and absurd, at the expense of the nation’s present and future, and are unable to achieve stability and security and impose constitutional legitimacy for a long time, nor to write off rebellions and vengeful tendencies, nor to overcome tyranny and totalitarianism.

    Ethiopian ethnically based parties enter into the civil war based on their own perceptions of the causes of the war, and each of them sets for himself a list of justifications that justify him fighting his partner in the Ethiopian nation , and what results from the war in terms of killing the sons of Ethiopian nation , destroying its infrastructure and superstructure, paralyzing its movement, and displacing its people, manmade famine so as not to leave negative effects on the psyche of those who do this work, but turn them into heroes. These justifications often center around achieving the stability of the country and the interests of its people, and securing its future.

    Preserving its independence and sovereignty, purging it of traitors, agents and rogues who want to corrupt the identity of the people, destroy their customs and gains, and prevent them from progress and development. The language of these justifications often differs from one party to another, depending on the nature of the basic motives for the internal war, but it ultimately revolves around the same issues.

    The different national groups must resort to peaceful tools and means to resolve their differences and achieve their aspirations and ambitions, and converge among themselves on a national program that achieves respect, coexistence and joint action for the development and development of the state, securing the lives of the people, and enhancing security and stability, because if they do not do so, we the Tigray civil war and its consequences of war between Ethiopian Federal state and TPLF/TDF is massively distractive and , many, multiple and extremely dangerous, at the level of Tigray and Ethiopian state society and individuals,

    Starting early 70th the downfall of HSL For nearly half a century, Ethiopian has provided more than million dead, What better way of achieving such a goal as mass death by eliminating your opponent by any means including famine .
    in addition to the wounded and disabled, and the suffering of the displaced and refugees. A humanitarian and political crisis is evolving, with long lasting ramifications for Tigray and Ethiopia and the region. The high number of dead, injured and handicapped, especially among civilians. The spread of diseases and epidemics due to lack of food, medicines and lack of health care.
    Excessive displacement within the country, It is bad if one cannot stay and live in his country ,mass refuge to the neighboring countries and asylum seeking to western countries outside. The collapse of the psychological situation, and the exacerbation of frustration, especially among women, children and youth.
    The tearing of the social fabric, and the prevalence of psychological breakdowns. The control of partisan, regional or ethnic mobilization.

    To summarize . Should Ethiopian loyalties remain confined to our ethnic , region ,language, culture, ideology, politics, ignorance, animosity ,hatred ,or religion? Or are we, first and foremost, members of one human family, struggling to raise our children, strengthen our communities, and coexist with peacefully with each other .

    And these truths hard to swallow for varying reasons. For those who care about future generations, this is a huge problem to over come. we must – first and foremost – protect human dignity and freedom. through political action, through elections, the constitution, by political means. or otherwise. Then great results will achieved. and create normal living conditions for people in Ethiopia that democracy can only be achieved within national frameworks. It is not easy, but it is possible.

  • AMANIEL PAULOS

    Also it is evidently clear and apparent that
    it is the DIPLOMATIC struggle and not the
    MILITARY action that brought the VICTORY
    to Eritrea in these last 20 years.
    So I am not sure who brought the VICTORY
    to Eritrea now , is it the OPPOSITION or the
    PFDJ…hard to say which .

  • AMANIEL PAULOS

    I don’t know if I was right or wrong but at that
    year 200/01 the aftermath of the devastating
    silly war I was on the side of the government
    and opposing the oppositons in Mekelle or AA.
    I thought at that time the right thing was to
    put defending Eritrea from the Woyane Army was
    or should be the first priority than practicing
    democracy and implement changes in an insecure
    environment. So I chose to take the side of the
    PFDJ than being Opposition to PFDJ for fear of
    collapse and disintegration as a result of external
    force impact and intervention. I convinced myself
    that time was needed and democratic transition
    should be postponed while normalcy returns in
    the coming few years. But never liked the way
    the PFDJ was administering or doing bussiness.
    It was only a matter of prioritizing National affairs
    and choosing an ally or a partner for my political
    choices and actions that best fits Eritrea’s interests
    at that particular moment and scenario.
    Now I see that this stand is highly criticized and
    politicized and negatively propagated and advertized
    on the Nation’s political scene. Sad

    • iSem

      HI AP:
      Nice standing by your country during the war that IA designed to evade accountability and postpone elections and to purge political adversaries.
      But, can you tell us, without beating around the bush, what is your stand now?

      • AMANIEL PAULOS

        Hi isem

        Shalom !

        First thankyou for the approval or the compliment
        and for your invitation to state my stand or view.
        However, it is not clear if your question of stand
        is about or regarding my National identity or my
        political view of the Nation’s political discourse.
        But I want to be open to you that my stand always
        originates from the interests and priorities of my
        land of origin the ADI first and where it is located
        in and goes embracing and including sequentially
        the woreda/province, the Nation State/country and
        the H0A/union as united Homeland of greater
        community. And I am a Tigrigna speaker Tigrian
        Eritrean with regards to my identity AND have my
        own political views in our National politics and
        discourse held and shared by hundreds of thousands
        of Nationals or citizens.

        • iSem

          Hi AP:
          you muddied the waters so to speak. I am asking you: what is your stand, your political stand. that is do you believe we have a tyrannical systems that is an existential threat to our national security, and sovereignty. I hope made it easier for you and I hope make it easier for me to understand

          • AMANIEL PAULOS

            Hi iSem

            Shalom !

            It is such a difficult position you are putting me into.
            I have been working only on the intellectual sphere
            part of our National political struggle and please note
            or understand that there are other influential parts too.
            Thus, my contribution was only on the intelligence and
            counter-intelligence sphere meant to politically awaken
            and raise the consciousness of our Nationals of the new
            political events developing around our Nation and its
            surroundings. It means I was feeding and intercepting
            information which might be useful and of interest to
            our people and Country before something unexpected
            happens or befell on the people and Nation.
            Therefore, I sometimes feel as if I am in the position
            where they say ” the wagon before the horse ” which
            I do not want it to be or look. Thus, to tell you that there
            are some issues I refrain from prematurely expressing
            or talking to just to allow enough space and time for the
            discussions to take form and the political process to
            mature and unfold smoothly.
            Because that difficult position I was into and its mission
            sometimes isolates me and makes me misunderstood
            by my followers and my party or organization.
            So we have to make the walk hand in hand together
            without one going too far too fast and the other too slow
            way behind.
            However, if you insist to know my personal opinion/stand
            and expressed right now at this time it is all right and I will
            happily share it with you and all in the next post despite my
            knowledge that many are waiting for ambush on both two
            sides and take the loot.

          • AMANIEL PAULOS

            My short and precise answer is
            YES !
            Indeed

  • Dongolo

    Selam all. Whilst I believe that PIA’s time will soon come to a close (reasons for which I will not expound upon here), there is absolutely no question at this stage, that change can and will only come from within Eritrea. Eritrean diaspora opposition, many of which have been three or more decades removed from Eritrea, ‘mostly’ do not understand that most Eritreans living in Eritrea these days, have great contempt and disgust for not only the TPLF but also Tigrayans in general. Shameful it is to see this same lot here, only trying to promote and defend the TPLF, and to spend >90% of their time concentrating on Ethiopian affairs in hopes to remove PMAA and to create anarchy like conditions for which hope could have spillover effects on Eritrea and provide an opportunity for them to saddle-up with the TPLF and usurp power over Eritrea.

    • Solomon Seyum

      Selamat Dongolo,

      Nnewwahlle ina zelona. Kab wushTTi ewe lewTTi. Ittii kab wushTTi zwetSe Wynn wushTTuu wushTTii iyuu, ayykkonen diiuuw?

      Saburrr wuudde belienni Melaka. WuAlah Akhenaten inntaa minwweien?

      GiE NOW!

      tSAtSE

      • saay7

        Selie:

        ገጢምካዮ ኣለኻ ሰሌ:: Dongolo is one of those guys (an art perfected by meskerem.net of 2000s) where someone says one sentence of disingenuous assertion that they are opposed to Isaias and his mafia regime (መእተው ገዛ) and then spend the rest of their post attacking the opposition. You would think the NNNN handbook would be updated but it is still the same after 20 years, which is ironic because they criticize the opposition for practicing the same thing for 20 years 😎. Update the handbook Dongolo. And by the way, if the Eritrean people hate not just the TPLF but the Tigray people (which they don’t), if you are a decent person you wouldn’t try to placate it but correct it. In short, this is why you guys are sooo obvious: we can detect you with one sentence.

        saay

        • Dongolo

          Selam saay7. Because one strongly does not agree with the strategy of (part but not all of those) in the Eritrean opposition, should certainly not be construed to mean that one supports the PIA/PFDJ regime. In regards to my assertion that Eritreans living inside of Eritrea (not those in the diaspora!) having contempt and disgust for not only the TPLF but the Tigray people, this is my honest take away from recent trips to Eritrea; moods/sentiment of people have dramatically changed over the past several months.

          • haileTG

            Hey Dongolo,

            I don’t know which part of Eritrea you actually visit but we sure come back with opposing experiences. I suggest we book a trip together next time and stay together for the duration to ensure we are seeing the same thing.

            In early 2019, all water bottling businesses were shut down by PFDJ. So, after that time, there are three options for bottled water: the local Mineral water (maygaz), the imported and the one that were coming from Tigray (nai Ethiopia). The last one also include three other brands of beer that are selling in addition to Asmara Beer in Eritrea. Such critical dependence, i.e. water and beer, doesn’t lead to disgust and despise as you put it. When Tigrayan Traders came briefly to Eritrea in 2018/19, they were much appreciated (by consumers, not traders) for stabilizing the market, increasing supply and sending prices nose diving – that is why I said some Eri traders were unhappy by the sudden shock to the market they had controlled before. The mothers were too happy anyway to purchase Taff for 2000NKF than the 8000NKF they paid before. These does not lead to despise and disgust. When the border opened, large number of Eritreans went to visit Tigray, so much that it was impossible to book a sit for the trip from buses in Asmara. This doesn’t show disgust or despise as you put it. For the most part Tigrayans had peaceful and good time conducting their businesses in Eritrea during that brief time and Eritreans had peaceful and welcoming vacation in Mekelle and other places in Tigray at the same time. This does not lead to believe there is disgust and despise lurking in the people’s mind.

            So, Dongolo, I have presented from first hand observation, that the people of Eritrea and Tigray are brotherly, fraternal and have no problems to co-exist and work together. You seem to visit dark corners of Eritrea with hateful, bitter warmongers who curse their own diaspora children and Tigrayans day and night. Unless you are getting a YPFDJ or the Mehal Meda guy type reception with the sources of all evil in Eritrea called PFDJ, I challenge you to relate your experiences that lead you to conclude such hgdef hgdef zchenu zereba.

          • Dongolo

            Selam haileTG. Before, you said that you were last in Eritrea in 2019 at which time you zig zagged across the country. A lot has changed since that time.

          • haileTG

            Anta Dongolo! Lomis gidef eba qurub z’emen amxiE! are you saying Eritreans changed in less than 2years! Anyway, will be going there soon as the Covid thing is eased and I will check if you’re telling me the truth:)

          • Desbele

            Selam Haile,

            It seems Dongolo draws his conclusion from personal direct interactions with local acquaintances. But as to my experience while in Eritrea, locals never speak their mind regarding sensitive political issues, especially with a 2% paying, frequent home visitor diaspora. Those visitors are highly suspected of being regime lackeys. Every local is good in building a ‘patriotic’ image to survive the brutality of the regime for any real and perceived dissent. And yes that ‘patriotism’ includes displaying/speaking hate towards Tigrayans while in practice running to them to escape slavery/oppression under the tyrant. Excerpt from Burhan’s article below is very befitting, importantly the last sentence. But I would say in this case not that despotism deforms the victim but that the victim adapts to despotism for survival.
            “Despotism deforms the natural inclinations and good manners of the victim; The love for his family wanes because he has no confidence in the persistence of this relationship; friendship also is off-limits to the slave because the lack of confidence in others stands in the way between him and this relationship as he knows too well that his peers, like him, have no judgment or resolve of their own will. They may, if ordered, harm or even murder him while, at the same time, sobbing and weeping.”

          • Dongolo

            Selam HaileTG. You are completely missing the point in that a lot has changed since 2019; namely the TPLF refused to adhere to PMAA’s orders to withdraw from the border, attacked Ethiopia Defense Forces and launched missile attacks on Eritrea. Indeed, many were happy and hopeful during the short time that border points were open before the terrorist TPLF played out its nasty game. By the way, the water bottling woes in Eritrea go back at least 14 years ago and before and after 2019, one could always find (in certain bars) imported beer (including the nasty canned Chinese beer).

          • haileTG

            Hi Dongolo,

            Gotcha! 🙂

            By the way, the water bottling woes in Eritrea go back at least 14 years ago and before and after 2019

            No. All bottling work was shut down as of 2019. Please, call and ask, it is OK you have no intention to go there after staying out for 3 decades:)

          • Dongolo

            Selam haileTG. You need to read more carefully. The later part of my comment was in reference to beer offerings ‘before and after 2019, one could always find (in certain bars) imported beer (including the nasty canned Chinese beer).’.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Dongolo,

            You remind us that the new generation (the majority inside Eritrea) have nothing in common with those of us outside that because we were out for so long etc.

            Eritreans living inside of Eritrea (not those in the diaspora!) having contempt and disgust for not only the TPLF but also the Tigray people, this is my honest take away from recent trips to Eritrea; moods/sentiment of people have dramatically changed over the past several months.

            If this holds true, it a fair assumption that they know nothing about the Tigray people except what is told to them in the media or in school.

            Why would they have contempt against people who don’t know at all.

            The drive of Eritreans leaving in the thousands in Tigray as refugee tells a different story, don’t you think?

          • Dongolo

            Selam Berhe Y. Of course not all Eritreans inside of Eritrea feel the same way. In regards to Eritrean refugees in Tigray, in many ways, they are little different from those that go to Sudan, in that they plan to transit and hopefully move on to Europe or North America. Some, selectively refrain from the dark side of how Eritrean refugees were treated in Tigray by the TPLF to include using them as pawns within the recent conflict.

      • Metshaf Jigninet

        Selam kbur haw Solomon,

        What you wrote is deep and profound. MM might steal it for his poems.

        While presenting a truthful message, you were successful at unveiling the Rgum ney walhanti zey te’Qim seb. The Tigre and Arabic twist was entertaining, to say the least. :/

        Glad someone thought I was you when you are this sharp/be’Lih.

        • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

          ሰላማት መጽሓፍ ጅግንነት
          ከምዝበልካዮ ክገጥም ተደናዲነ ኔረ: ግን [ስርቂ] ትብል ቃል ምሰ’ንበብኩ ደው! ባቃ!
          ንዝመጽእ ኣብ ክንዲ ስርቂ ብ ምልቃሕ ቀይራ
          ኮይስ ዶ?

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Selam MM,

            Hahaha! 😂👍🏽

            I agree, but I meant it in a fun inoffensive manner. Nonetheless, I’ll change it to “borrow”.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Selamat MJ,
            Of course I was teasing your comment and I was kidding

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Selam MM,

            Yeah, I got it and that’s why I was laughing. Thank you for the explanation though.

            Stealing was inappropriately used if the recipient doesn’t get the joke. So, I changed it in case you take poetry seriously. 🙂

    • Haile WM

      Hello Dongola,
      your wild assertion of “Eritrean having contempt and disgust towards Tigrayans ” is beyond shameful, but i am curios where do you get your statistics 🙂
      Anyways i have seen a video of martyrs day, Iseyas moving like helwatu zeTfie seb, wandering like a crazy dog, so I might agree with you his days might be numbered.

      • Dongolo

        Selam Haile WM. Shameful for sure but it is a reality that must be considered and understood. For long, many anti-TPLF including myself, have been careful to make a clear distinction between the TPLF and ‘other’ Tigrayans, whilst many here were strongly arguing that they were ‘one-in-the-same. PMAA is very well liked by Eritreans living in Eritrea, and when the TPLF chose to refuse to honor PMAA’s unconditional acceptance of Badme and then attacked Ethiopia’s army and launched missiles on Eritrea, moods started to quickly change. Tigray is in a horrible mess these days and whilst many are now pointing the fingers PMAA and PIA, many inside of Eritrea are not so quick to forget that had the TPLF simply agreed to withdraw from Badme, we would then never be in this insane situation. Given that said, Eritrea”s troops are dispersed not only in Tigray but also Oromia and before near the Sudanese border and major cracks of dissent from within have appeared over the past couple of weeks, even to the extents that battalions must perform in groups of 2 or larger to maintain an eye on each other..

        • Hashela

          Selam All

          When it comes to Eritrean military movements an situation, Dongolo has been so far a reliable ‘predictor’. Keeping this in mind, I thought his statement, that I am quoting below, is remarkable. Firstly, if it is true, the presence of EDF in Oramia and Sudan border is puzzling and does not serve Eritrea’s interest. Secondly, it is only consequent that within the EDF fissures emerge, given that this adventurism put Eritrea in grave danger.

          “Given that said, Eritrea’s troops are dispersed not only in Tigray but
          also Oromia and before near the Sudanese border and major cracks of dissent from within have appeared over the past couple of weeks, even to the extent that battalions must perform in groups of 2 or larger to maintain an eye on each other..”

      • Abi

        Selam Haile WM
        Glad to see you back.

        • Haile WM

          Selam Abi ,
          thank you, actually I’ve always being here, but more of a reading type of engagement.

  • kokhob selamone2

    Dear all,

    I think Tigrai forces has done good job,

    የኢትዮ ሙርኮኞች | ኦፕሬሽን ኣሉላ ኣባነጋ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dHNr-TyvfI&ab_channel=MIDOENTERTAINMENT

    KS,,

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Kokhobay,

      The clip of ENDF’s POWs is good for “Abi” who was asking for proof of the POWs and who want the war to be continued by the way. Usually wars do not end the way you wish it, but ended the way they are persecuted. Wars are not won by Tuta Tuta! They are won by military science and when they are persecuted efficiently. We were told they are disappeared in the sky like a flour. Ahmmm!

      Regards

      • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

        Selamat Prof. Emma,
        On top of that, Abi was asking for proof while the plane was hit, while flying. His wish came true but I don’t want to depress him. So, I won’t provide a link of it.
        KoKohbay’s link is enough for today 🙂

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Mehandsay,

          I have no clue how they are winning battles against allied forces (domestic and foreign) that are armed with modern ammunition. Keep in mind, it is neither ammunition nor the size of military do win wars. It is the resilience and commitment of the military to their mission do rather win the battles and ultimately win the war. We have seen it in our case, and we are seeing it now with TDF in front of our eyes. History is repeating. The central military command of TDF are war tested generals as oppose to the rehabilitated Derg’s POW generals. Who knows they might capture them again.

          Regard

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Amanuel
            በስተእርጅና እንደ ቆለጥ እያጨበጨቡ የትግራይን የተራረፈ ወጣት ወደ እሳት አያንደርድሩት:: ወጣቱ እንደ ቅጠል እየረገፈ እንደ እንጨት እየተማገደ ነው::
            በእዚህ እድሜዎ መምከር እንጂ ማጨብጨብ ከእርስዎ አይጠበቅም::

          • Samuel

            Selam Abi,
            Please have respect, delete your comment before moderators delete it to show some respect.

            Admin,
            Please delete the comment, it’s not healthy to have such words in this forum.

            Thanks,

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Samuel,

            I 2nd you.

            Dear Abo, please do that and respect the readers . Also the one you put for me bellow.

            Best Regards,

            KS,,

          • Abi

            Samiti
            The only thing I’m willing to delete is TDF from the face of the earth.

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Abo,

            Please, watch,

            ሰበር ሙርኮኛች | በሰማይ ላይ የበተነው ዱቄት ድንገት ተከሰቶ በሺዎች ማረከ TDF እንደዚህ ነወ

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr_BEerVi2g&t=7s&ab_channel=MIDOENTERTAINMENT

            KS,,

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            You guys have been so reckless lately in your propaganda efforts.
            While you are surrounded by your seven children, you are recklessly encouraging the children of Tigray to join the craziness and die in vain. Slow down distributing TDF pamphlets. It is going to have bad consequences.
            The only thing the thugs excel is photoshop and bringing out old clips. Not interested in fake news.
            ፈጣሪ ይቅር ይበላችሁ::

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Abo,

            Amen.

            Let it be so.

            But who told you we support war? I don’t see any single person say so. Even you and your group were in hurry to start this nonsense war. I was informing you that removing TPLF from the position is big mistake and you have done wrong decision and now the result is the one you see, You guys were emotional from long distance. Serving the ego is wrong and will let you pay for it. And now pay for it, You deserve the result.

            Get it Abo, Now is that nice?

            KS,,

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            No, I don’t get it. What you are saying does not make any sense.
            What is nice is seeing you actively involved in the discussions.
            This is the song I promised you since you love me sometimes.
            https://youtu.be/jN2AdOjI4FI

          • kokhob selamone2

            Abo,

            Thank you, for this nice music. Keep it up.

            Stevie Wonder – Part Time Lover (Lyrics)

            KS,,

          • Admassie

            ጌታው ራሥ አቢ፡
            እንዴት ባጁሳ ጌታው?!

            “በብርሃን” ፍጥነት “የፈረጠጠው” ወያኔ እንደ መብረቅ ድንገት ዱብ ሲል ማን ያምናል? እናም በ”ጀግናው” የአብይ መከላከያ ላይ የወረደው መአት አልዋጥ ቢልዎት አይፈረድብዎትም።

            ዘንግተውት ይሆናል እንጂ የጣሊያን ፋሽሽትም እንዲህ እንደርስዎ አድርጎት ነበር። አያቶቻችን “በብርሀን” ፍጥነት ጫካ ሲገቡ (እንዲህ እንደ ወያኔ) እና ጠሃዩ ንጉሣችንም ወደ እንግልጣር “ሲፈረጥጡ” ጣሊያን ጦርነቱን ጨርስኩ ብሎ ነበር።
            አየ አለማወቅ፦
            ጣሊያን እጅ ስጥ አለ እጅ ተይዞ ሊወሰድ፣
            አያውቅም እንዴ የጀግና እጁ የእሣት ሰደድ፣
            እንደሚያነድ!

            መቼስ ሙሶሊኒ የአባቱን የአድዋ ሽንፈት ለመበቀል (ልክ እንዳሁኑ እንደ አብይ የደርግን ሽንፈት ለመበቀል እንደ ዘመተው) ጥፋቱንና ክፋቱን ተሽክሞ እንደመጣ ታሪኩን አይስቱትም። ታዲያ የመርዝ ጋዙን ከሰማይ ላይ አዝንቦ አገር እንደሚያጠፋ ማን አስቦት፤ ልክ እንዲህ እንደ አሁኑ አብይ ባእዳንን ሰብስቦ ወገኖቹን እንደሚፈጅ ማን ገምቶ!

            ታዲያልዎ አያቶቻችን ከማይቋቋሙት አረምኔ ጋር ፊት ለፊት ከመጋፈጥ ዘወር ብሎ በጫካ አሽምቆ ጠላትን ማንቀርቀብ ፍቱን ወታደራዊ መላቸው ሆነ። ስልታቸውም ሰምሮ ፈጣሪም ረዳት ልኮላቸው ጣሊያን እያገሳ ሳይሆን እየ….ሳ ላይመለስ ፈረጠጠ። እንሆም አያቶቻችን ጀግኖቻችን ሆነው ይዘከራሉ። ይኽውልዎ እንግዲህ እነዚህ የትግራይ መልቲዎች፦) ከአያቶቻቸው የተማሩትን ብልሃት ይዘው ዘወር ብለው አሸምቁና ፋሺስቱን ያንቀረቅቡት ገቡ!
            ቆሞ መታኮስ ጀግንነት እንዳልሆነው ሁሉ ማን ሞኝ አለ ከብቦ ሊወድቅበት ከመጣ የደቦ ጠላት ጋር “በል ውደቅብኝ” ብሎ ደረቱን ስጥቶ እሚጨፈለቅ፦))

            ምንም እንኳ ፋሽስቶች ሕዝብን ለማንበርከክ ሕዝብን መፍጀት ዋና ስልታቸው ሆኖ አብይም ልክ እንደ ጣሊያን በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ግፉን ቢያወርደውም፤ ለነጻነት የሚከፈል ዋጋ ክብር እንደሆነ ጣሊያንን ያንበረከኩ ጀግኖች ምሳሌ ሆነዋልና አብይንና አጃቢዎቹን በ5 አመት ሳይሆን በ7 ወር ጊዜ
            ከ”ዱቄትነት” ተነስቶ ማደባየት በእርግጥም ተዓምርና ለማመን የሚቸግር ነው!!
            ታዲያ እግዜር ያሳይዎ ጌታው እንዲህ እንደ እርስዎ ያለ ራሥ እንዲህ ያለው የድል ተዓምር አልዋጥለት ቢለው ምኑ ይፈርድብታል!!

            ነገሩ፦
            ነቅናቂው ነቅንቆ ቢነቀንቀው፣
            የተነቀነቀው ነቅንቆ ጣለው!
            ሆኖ ነው፦))

            *”የቴዎድሮስ እንባ” ከሚለው የፀጋዬ ገ/መድህን ግጥም የተዳቀለ።

            አድማሴ አ/

          • Abi

            ልጅ አድማሴ
            “እውር ቢሸፍት እስከ ጏሮ” ሆነና ነገሩ
            ጏሮ እንዳደፈጡ አልቀረም ልቤ መጠርጠሩ::
            እንደምን ሰንብተዉ እንዴትስ ከረሙ የኔ ሥመጥሩ!!!
            መናፈቄን አውቀው መጡ እየበረሩ
            ብቻዬን ቀርቼ ሰው ጠፍቶ ባገሩ
            ጭር ብሎ ከርሞ ቀዬው ከአድባሩ
            አድማሱ ጠቦብኝ ከተማው ገጠሩ
            የጠፉበት ምህኛት ቢጠፋኝ ሚስጥሩ
            ይሄው ደረሱልኝ ምክር ሊዘክሩ
            እውቀት ለተጠሙ ታሪክ ሊያስተምሩ!!!
            እንኳን ደህና መጡልኝ የተከበሩ!!!

          • Admassie

            ጌታው ራሥ አቢ፡

            እንኳን ደህና ቆዩን፡፡

            ኧረ አይገባም ጌታው አይገባም፣
            እንዲያ እንጂ ነው ልማዳችን – ስንመጣም ነው ስንሄድም፡፡

            ርቀን ግን አለመሄዳችን፣
            የሸፈትን የመሰልዎ ከጓሯችን፣
            ድምጻችንን አጥፍተን፣
            እንዳናውክ የብቻዎትን የደስታ ጊዜ፣
            እስኪነቁ ከገቡበት የፍስሃ ድንጋዜ፣
            በኋላም ደግሞ እስኪጠሩን ድረስ እርስዎ፣
            እስኪታደስ ፍቅርዎ፣
            እስኪያስቡን በምህረትዎ፣
            መሄጃ ሌላ ምን አለን፣
            ከጓሯችን በቀር ብለን፣
            ስንጠብቅ ነበር ጥሪዎን፣
            ጥጋችንን ይዘን፡-))))

          • Abi

            ልጅ አድማሴ
            “ቤት ለእንቦሳ ብላ አንኳኩታ እንደመግባት
            እንደ ጥላ ወጊ ከጏዳ አገኘሗት ”
            ይል ነበር ዘፋኙ የርሶን ጉድ ያልሰማ
            እንኳን ተመለሱ በሌላ ሳልቀማ
            ህዝቡም ዕልል ይበል በዘፈን በዜማ
            የጠፋው በግ መጥቷል አምጡለት ቄጤማ
            እግሩንም እጠቡ አጥልቁለት ጫማ
            ክንዴን ሳልንተራስ እግሩ እንዴት ይድማ!!
            ምግቡም መጠጥ ይቅረብ ለሱ እንደሚስማማ
            ጎጆውም ይቀለስ ይሰራለት ማማ
            እርሻውንም ስጡት ከይህ እስከ መተማ
            እርስቴንም ይውረስ ለኔ እስከተስማማ:)
            የጠፋው በግ መጣ ጠላት ጉድህን ስማ!!

          • Haile S.

            ሰላም ኣድማሴ፡

            4 ወር ይሆናል ከሳልሕ እዚሁ ሳወራ
            የድሮ ደም-ብድር በወልቃይት በሁመራ
            ሰላምታ ልኬልዎት ነበር ሁኔታዎን ላጣራ

            እንደ ጌቾ የሳተላይት ቴለፕፎን የልዎትም ብየ
            ሰላምታው የላኩት ለሳሊሑ መልሴ ኣስከትየ

            በጤናና በደህና እንኳን መጡልን
            ተሻግረው ተገለባቢጦሽ ዘመን

          • Admassie

            ጤና ይስጥልኝ መምሬ ኃይሌ፡

            እንዴት ሰነበቱልኝ፡፡
            ለአያሌ ሰሞናት ከዓወተ ደጀሠላም አልደረስኩ ሁኖ፤ መለዕክትዎን አላየሁትም፡፡

            ግና መምሬ ክብር ይስጥዎ፣
            ስለ መልዕክትዎ፡፡
            ከራሥ አቢም ጋር ሆነው፣
            ላደረጉልኝ አቀባበል ጋቢዎን አወናዝፈው፡፡

            “ተገለባቢጦሽ ዘመን”! አሉ መምሬ…እርግጥ እንጂ ተገለባብጧል፣
            የምፃት ቀን እንደ ደራሽ ጎርፍ ማን ይሆናል ብሎ አስቧል!

            አለ መታደል ቢሆን ነው እንጂ በቀርማ፡-

            ጌታው ፊታውራሪ የዲማው መሸሻ፣
            በተነሱ ጊዜ ሊያሳጡ መድረሻ፣
            ጦር አውርድ እያሉ የለኮሱት እሳት፣
            ከፊታውራሪ አሰጌ ከብቸናው ሹመት፣
            ሰደድ ተቀጣጥሎ ከመድረሱ ምፃት፣
            ቀኝ አዝማች አካሉ ወንበር አማካሪው ልበኛው አስተዋይ፣
            ሞት ያረገዘውን ጨለማውን ሰማይ፣
            ባይገላልጡት ኖሮ በሰከነ ብልሃት፣
            ባያበርዱት ኖሮ የጌታውን እብደት፣
            በሽንገላ ጉርሻ በውዳሴ ወረት፣
            በታቦት እግዚኦታ በታላቆች ስግደት፣
            ይሄኔ ታሪኩ ሌላ ይሆን ነበር፣
            የድርሰቶች ቁንጮ ፍቅር እስከ መቃብር!

            ታዲያ አገር አንድ ቀኝ አዝማች አካሉን መውለድ ተቸግራ ራሷን በራሷ በልታ ልታልቅ መሆኗ አጃኢብ ነው!!

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            HaileTG,
            I haven’t read the deleted comment but I just want to let you know your previous question [if Abi abuse people] is now answered. We may need this record for the near future 🙂

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother MM,

            They did not delete the bellow one. I don’t know why.

            We can use the same for future reference,

            KS,,

          • haileTG

            Hey MM,

            You see, his friendship with me moderated him a lot;) My biggest infraction in years has been once, posting a link on a non-link day. Sorry for blowing my own trumpet but Guad Abi can learn that one can have tough time in arguments, yet keep to good habits all the time. The same as the ENDF are finding out from TDF:-)

          • Abi

            ኃይልሽ አርከይ
            You know me too well that I never have tough time arguing with almost anyone. Build Tough!!!

          • haileTG

            Hello Aman H,

            As we said recently, the military reality on the ground has shifted in TDF favor. There is no incentive for PMAA to fight any more. The Amhara region might have some reason. Eritrea has nothing to show for all these, woyane has come back roaring again. From a purely military point of view, TDF generals attained the unthinkable. One of them was asked what their secret was and he said their enemy underestimating them

            https://youtu.be/kr_BEerVi2g

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hailat-TG,

            It is an amazing military operation. And yes the central command have “ attained the unthinkable” turning the momentum in their favor.

            I remember in one interview of General Migbey, long before the current war, I think during celebrating the 43rd anniversary of their army struggle, he was giving about his life story in the armed struggle. In his narration he told the interviewer that he participated in the sixth offense, in Nakfa, and Salahta werar. He got an award of a pistol for his heroism in the war, from the leadership of EPLF. When they get back from Sahil, all the military leaders from merah Haili to merah Brigade were sent them to take class in military science scheduled by their leadership, to prepare them for the the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th military offensive inside Tigray. So these Generals are war tested with modern military tactics. They are proving it on the ground.

            Regards

          • iSem

            Hi HTG:
            This looks so unbelievable, are these what they captured in the last 8 months or in Al-Ula’s operation?
            I think Abiy mentally unfit to fall for IA revenge to help him capture white whale. Tsadqan told De Waal that “I will be lying I say I am not surprised. ” But there this war will be going back a century and I hope it puts Ethiopia out of its misery

      • kokhob selamone2

        Selalm Dear Emma,

        Ended, Wars are not won by Tuta Tuta!.

        KS,,

      • woldu hadgu

        “…some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we Trust in the name of the Lord our God” This is what the people of Tigray believe. They are resilient; they persevere; they pray; they fast; they Fight and they win!!!

      • Burhan Ali

        selamat brother Amanuel
        I see it this way:

        Nobel prize in combat-gear, with its nose drawn to drown in the mud.

      • Halaf Mengedi

        Selam Amanuel,
        Right, “seeing is believing”. The latest videos seem to suggest TDF/Woyane won a battle.

        Though, their news story telling credibility for the last 6-8 months force me to have my doubts. Could this be a work of deepfake? A synthetic victory based on ML/AI. As we know it, deepfake is a reality and I will not be surprised if Digital Woyane (has the resources) is not taking advantage of it.

        Another aspect of the situation which confuses me is … how is that Woyane with all the experience/resources/intelligence collapsed in mere three weeks. And now within 6-8 months, with almost no logistics (cut from all directions), and facing the same enemy could come back with victories like this (if what I see it really the reality)? Under the situations they have been, you will expect the regrouping/re-org/training/experience .. will take some time to mature.

        Well – time and third party verification will tell what happened and is happening in Tigray. Niether Abi/PIA nor Woyane/TDF will be able to cheat time. As Haile TG said “Miknay Tirah Miknay”.

        May this war come to a speedy end either way and peace reign supreme in the region.

        ———- Begin venting frustration ——————————
        The rest of the world is trying to colonize Mars and the bastards of planet earth including all of us the people of the horn are at each others throat. This is a collective multi-generation failure. Just look at the discussions on this board. There are three main groups for the subject under discussion.
        – PIA/PMAA group
        – Woyane/TDF group.
        – Indifferent or who cares about the common sense and seeking the truth. Not supporting any one in principle!

        Everything and anything is filtered and weaponized in each group’s perspective. Now imagine there were no admins and the words were bullets … :). That is why i think, we are among the bastards of planet earth very good at pointing fingers and unable to create a narrative/vision/solution which could pull the majority into a positive direction. We just are INCAPABLE.

        ———– End venting frustration —————————-

        HM

        • Fanti Ghana

          Selamat Halaf Mengedi,

          Wow! You should vent more often.
          You just summed up my 40+ years of frustration into two paragraphs. Thanks.

          • Haile S.

            ሰላም ፋንቲ፡

            ወይ ጉድ !!!!
            መኹሰይ ዓዲ ክምለስ’የ ይብለ ተምሳል የኛ ሰው በደማስቆ
            ንስኻ ዕዳጋ ክኸፍትየ መሬተይ ትብል ባድመ ባረንቱ ሻምብቆ
            ሃላፍለፍ ገዲፈ ጠንቋላይ ክደሊ በዓል ከባብ ኩዕሶ ብርጭቆ

          • abdu

            Salam Haile S
            spot on.
            Zegerem eiyu, he is claiming Barentu as part of Abay Tiray. Degefti Weyane seems happy with that none of them react.
            we are hearing a lot from TPlf cadres and their Eritrean sympathizers
            1 When general Meghbe said eritrean army only those from lowland are killing Tigrayans they were saying he is no one and the next day we hear he is a well trained general.
            2 Hasella asked Samuel why TPLF still include part of Eritrea in their map His reply was we talk about this after the current war and he is claiming the army of general Mghbe is going all the way to Eritrea to topple PDFJ.
            Thanks Abdu

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selam abdu,

            I would have liked to have replied to you before admin’s advice and what needed to be said is said, but I want to use this opportunity to clearly state my position for the benefit of others as well.

            Given our region’s political atmosphere, I now understand I should have been mindful of possible misunderstanding especially by those who haven’t had sufficient time to recognize everyone’s core position.

            I do not prescribe and vehemently oppose the hate-driven or otherwise idea of Abay-Tigray or its other versions. The border between Ethiopia, and by implication Tigray and Eritrea, is well defined and internationally recognized. That chapter is closed.

            I equally support the idea of cooperation between Eritrea, Tigray, and beyond in all areas that are beneficial to all.

            Thank you, and perhaps late, welcome!

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Fanti,

            I 2nd you.

            Yes that is my suggestions from the start if you notice.

            KS,,

          • Elenta

            Abdu,
            TPLF has been using different cards to divide Eritreans and few are reacting and warning them. PFDJ has been using it excessively so why worry is our elite response.

            Any way check this video:
            ካብ ትግራዋይ ንላዕሊ ትግራዋይ ዝመስሉ ኤርትራውያን አለው ንምንታይ?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIhCLbvyv6k&ab_channel=TigrayMediaNetwork
            I don’t agree in some of their ideas but its interesting to hear from Tegaru who oppose TPLF.

          • kokhob selamone2

            Selam Brother Haile S,

            I am very transparent to all people and lovely too. How do you know what will take place in the future? what will happen during those coming years to our region? even during Hale and the king of Ethiopia we had business in Bahir Dar. So may be there may come to open this book store.

            So even the future is more bright to see. and Fant may be able to open the store and please take it easy.

            KS,,

          • abdu

            Salam KS2
            yeqeniyelna.
            abdu

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear abdu,

            Is it Netrricay?

            KS,,

          • abdu

            Salam KS2
            No I am neither Nitricc nor Hope.
            This is Abdu a participant of Akhriya or Diyae Uprising since 2004 who participated the demonstration of 2017 in person.
            Abdu

          • Haile S.

            Selam Kokhob Selamone2,

            You are mentioning one of the possible meanings. First to my knowledge, Fanti hasn’t mentioned he is not from Eritrea. Therefore, the first that came to my mind was he could be belonging to ethnic groups in the area (Kunama, Nara) and that he is giving us a hint. Second, since he adore TPLF like እዝግትነማርያም (based on my exchanges with him), he might be willing to leave the claimed area to Tigray and he choses to live closer to that border he ‘knows well’. If he had said he will open a shop in ጽሑፍ እምኒ down ዓዲዃላ before crossing the border, I might have not thought of that.

            By saying what I said about HTG, I don’t mean he is the Damascus spy, but to point he might not be my true-MoKsi in name.

          • Hashela

            Selam Haile

            at some point Fanti said that he is a Tigrayan and he has honorary Eritrean citizenship, whatever it means.
            I sincerely hope that Fanti is a Tigrayan as we desperately need a deeply reasonable Tigrayan in this forum.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Hashela, Haile S, KS, abdu bellow,

            After reading your exchanges, I was imagining about what would happen if I die today. How would that innocently thrown statement evolve overtime.

            I enjoyed Hailat’s conspiracy theory above but why Barentu has a simple answer. It is a long story but the short version is that I just happened to have a dear friend who happened to have deep roots from Barentu to Keren.

            PS
            Complement humbly accepted! Too bad you can’t see the bowing.

          • Abi

            Fantastic
            Looks like your sainthood is approaching faster than expected:)
            እባክዎ ፋንቲነስ አይሙቱ!!

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Abo,

            I was informing you that , we are in matrix, or an illusion-It is all cause and effect. That is all.

            KS,

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Fanti,
            ‘ I was imagining about what would happen if I die today.” Well, ቅዱስ ገብርኤል probably would take you to heaven but he said it is not your time yet.

          • Abi

            MM
            ፋንቲ ገነት የሚገባው ገሃነም ከሞላ ብቻ ነው::

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Abi,
            I thought you were up to date…it is already full. Why do you think Haile S. is saying he is angry at God? 🙂

          • Abi

            MM
            Good one!!
            አንተ ለምን ቦታህን አትለቅለትም?
            ወዳጅ ለመቼ ነው?

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Dr. MM,

            Besides, what would I be doing in heaven by myself?

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Selamat Fanti,
            Dr. Fauci just called me [actually he woke me up from my usual nap time, rude] just to tell me he was offended that you called me a Dr.
            After some apology moment, just told him he meant an Uber Driver. Then, he felt some embarrassment and his turn to apologize 🙂
            Oh, forgot to answer your question: since hell is now almost full, it is much easier to go to heaven these days. Good for us, I say!

          • Haile S.

            Selam Fanti,

            ኣማራሚርካ ኣሕጢእካኒ! It is not going to happen. We have a lot to talk about f2f.

            I am already angry at God, I will be more if he dreams of doing things like that.

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Fanti,

            It is important your humanitarian and Vegetarian and you should not worry from where you are. Ethiopian, Tigrai or Eritrean that is only temporary identity. All will be mixed in that 5D level. I know more about you, but I thought you don’t care about nationality. Do you remember my poem that says about us? Please think back and you will remember it.

            KS,,

        • haileTG

          Selamat HM, Aman H and Fanti!

          It has become a fact of the digital information era, even if the benefit is its real-time level efficiency of delivery, has veracity problem. That is understandable, because the digital world in easily playable that way (enhancement and alterations). So, state and other actors need to find a way to improve that side. Because, such limitation in believability can cause serious critical information sharing breakdown. Guad Abi was jumping and dancing a day before, believing his side, and now…Akurufwal:) There might even be medical consequences, I suggest the young ones here should propose a Ph.D. thesis to follow this problem up.

          Since, questioning is positive and good, the TDF spokes people should look into it and find a way to overcome this problem in the mean time. However, if what we see is all true, then operation Alula Aba Nega will go in history as one of the most spectacular military genius feat to be told for generations!

          Another digital news to spoil/make your day 🙂 reports coming out of Tigray say that all movements in/out of Mekelle is closed as of today except for military. TDF is said to have repulsed repeated attempts by ENDF/EDF to break a three directional encirclement of Mekelle by advancing TDF forces. They are now said to be fighting 40kms outside the city. Miqnay Tray Halaf Mengedi arkey:-)

          • Abi

            ኃይልሽ አርከይ
            ጏድ አቢ አያኮርፉም!!
            I was situated at the situation room following the current situation around ሰቆጣ::
            አማራ ሲቆጣ ይርዳል ሰቆጣ
            ኩርፊያን ምን አመጣው ወያኔ ሲቀጣ!!

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Abi,
            You got that right: ወያኔ ሲቀጣ
            AS you know ሲቀጣ has 2 meanings and I am taking the other one 🙂

          • Abi

            MM
            ችግር የለም :: ደስ እንዳለህ እንብበው::
            Thanks for the Amharic lesson.

          • haileTG

            Hey Guad Abi!

            ሰቆጣ ብለህ ነገር ልታመጣ
            ሰበር ዜና ኣየሁ ዛሬ ወደ ማታ
            የወያኔ ታጋይ ኣንተ የምትለው ጁንታ
            ምርኮኛ እየኮበኮበ ሲመለስ ከፍልሚያ ቦታ
            ምናለ ኣዲስ ወሬ ከናንተ ጎራ
            ጌታቸው ያዝን ትላላቹ እሱ በትዊተር እየተጣራ

          • Abi

            ኃይልሽ
            ጌታቸው መያዙን እኔ መች ሰምቼ
            ፈልጌ እመጣለሁ ወሬ አጣርቼ
            ሰበር ዜና ሰማሁ ወያኔ ሲሰበር
            አልሞት ባይ አታላይ አንተን ሲያጭበረብር
            ድጅታል ወያኔ ሳይሰራ ቁምነገር
            በትዊተር ዘመቻ እዩት ሲቀባጥር
            ኃይልሽ የኔ አርከይ ስማ የኔን ምክር

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Haile the great,

            Wow, nice you remind me when you come and put your poems. Nice, excellent. Will you put some poems in Jebena please.

            KS,,

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Halaf Mengedi,

          First continue your “passing by” what we consider it at Awate university “a visiting lecturer” or “visiting fellow.”

          Second, it is human behavior either to be doubtful or to believe on events as they transpire in front of our eyes. I am fully aware about deepfake as you allude in your venting. But I believe that you are capable to segregate between fake report and factual report. From my end, the clips of the prisoners of war are facts from the result of the battles, unless you tell me how they are deepfake, not from “possible position” but from “actual proof” of the pictures of the prisoners of war. I am open to learn,

          Third, from a military strategy the Tigray government has opted to retreat to the hills and mountains of Tigray (i) to prevent their cities and towns from military assaults (ii) from the size and magnitude of their enemy, saw it that, it is military wisdom to attack from their degen than to defend the towns and cities with 9000 Special force (iii) from their central command Generals, we heard they didn’t expect the central government to attack them with foreign forces ( be it Eritrean forces or UAE drones, or Somalian mercenaries forces) (iv) Once they saw the assault from all the corners, then they have to regroup in their mountains to defend the invaders. Now your doubts arises how soon they regrouped in short period to launch such an attack. Keep in mind most of the non commissioned military and commissioned military officer (that include retired and active colonels and generals) have joined the government of Tigray to fight the fight. The initial task becomes while they are defending themselves, they were regrouping and training new recruits. New recruits do not need more than three to four month intensive training (v) there is a difference in the moral and commitment to sacrifice of an army between the Tigrians who will fight for life or death and the army of the central government that are not committed to give their lives in the fight. We have seen it in our experience during our armed struggle. So the moral of “white army” and the “red army” are different in battles and wars. Well proved assessment.

          Fourth, I think the intervention of Eritrean army in the politico-military if Ethiopian affairs, Eritreans are divided on the current ethnic war of Ethiopia – those who oppose intervention and those who support (either from the idea if intervention or from once we are in we support the war effort). The clash of principles on the idea of intervention to the extent we forget the primary enemy of our people the evil despot at home. Always narrations are given based on principle no matter how HM could see them. Once you are in a fight you set your narrations based on your principle as oppose to your antagonist. The public will use their filters as you are doing on the current issue.

          Fifth, I do agree with your lament that “ the people of the horn are at each others throat (and) this is a collective multi-generation failure.”

          Regard

  • Abi

    Hello Residents and Visitors
    Regional developments
    1 -South Sudan preparing to build not one but two Dams on the Nile River.
    Sudan and its masters aka Egypt are already opposing the idea.
    2- Ethiopia is getting closer to the opening of the Berbera Port
    3- Kenya offered Ethiopian business community to use its ports. Two docking spots are reserved for Ethiopian cargoes. A delegation of journalists and businesses community visited the port.
    4- Berhe Arkey preferred the Eritrean ports to remain camel sanctuaries
    5-

    • iSem

      Hi Abi
      5. On the anniversary of Hawzien, Ethiopia bombed civilians gathering in a market
      6. Woyane is dead. Long live Woyane
      7. A shit**hole country went to war with it self 8 months ago. Why are people surprised: have they forgotten thatthe fish gotta swim, the bird gotta fly and Ethiopia gotta shed blood, gotta induce famine, keep begging while blessed with huge resources
      8. please continue

      • Abi

        iSem
        # 5 fake news. You can’t play a victors and victim all at the same time.
        #6 you are confused as usual.
        #7 I refrain from insulting your country.

        • iSem

          Abi:
          7. You are learning, thanks to General Nitricc, he pleaded with your and you are keeping your promise, Abi is dead. Long live Abiy

    • haileTG

      Guad Abi,

      Sisayna bereketu yabzalachu. Ers bersachu tewadedu. Tekus aqum blachu torunetun aqumu. LeEgna gmeluna port ychneqen. AtqelawuTu:)

      • Abi

        ኃይልሽ
        አንቀላውጥም:: የራሳችንን ወደብ እየገነባን ነው::

      • saay7

        Hailat TG:

        The case of Abiyists/Ethiopians and NNNN/Eritreans can be best understood if you listen to the lyrics of Teddy Afros “መንታ ወድጄ” (translate for iSem:)

        ብንጠቅስ ከጥንቱ ከመጽሃፉ
        ላንድ ሰው ኣንድ ዪላል ምእራፉ
        በመንታ መልካቸው መሳቤ
        ሁለት ወዶ ልክ ኣይሆናል ተው ዪቅር ልቤ
        ዪበጅሃል ባንዱን ልብህ ላንድዋን ማሰብ…
        ፨፨
        ለመለየት ኣቃተኝ ሳያቸው (Abiy/Ethiopia or Issu/Eritrea)
        ዪገርማል ኣንድ ነው መልካቸው
        በመንታ መልካቸው መሳቤ
        ሁለት ወዶ ፍቅር ኣይሆናል ተው ዪቅር ልቤ
        ዪበጅሃል ባንዱን ልብህ ላንድዋን ማሰብ…
        ፨፨

        ፨፨
        ሰዉን መውደድ ምን ክፋት ኣለው
        ልኩ ኣይደለም ዪሄን ኣውቃለው
        ወደቅኩ እንጂ ሁለት ወድጄ
        እህትዋን ሳይ በስዋ በስዋ ሰግቼ
        ለየው እንጂ ኣምላክ ነፍስዋን የህትዋን ቁርጥ እስዋን
        ልቤን ወጋው የፍቅር ሰደድ መንታያውቆት ባንድ ቤቱን
        ፨፨
        ሄጄ
        ና ብላኝ እስዋ
        ሄጄ
        ላየዋ ቤትዋን
        ሄጄ
        ወድጄያት መጣው
        ሄጄ
        መንታ እህትዋን
        ፨፨
        ሄጄ
        ብየ ተመልስኩ
        ሄጄ
        ደግሜ ኣልመጣም
        ሄጄ
        ወይ ኣፈጣጠር
        ሄጄ
        ዪገርማል በጣም
        ዪገርማል
        ፨፨፨፨፨

        ፨፨፨፨
        ብንፈልስ ከጥንቱ_ ከመጽሃፉ
        ላንድ ሰው ኣንድ ዪላል ምእራፉ
        በመንታ መልካቸው መሳቤ
        ሁለት ወዶ ልክ ኣይሆናል ተው ዪቅር ልቤ
        ዪበጅሃል ባንዱን ልብህ ላንድዋን ማሰብ…
        ፨፨
        ሰዉን መውደድ ምን ክፋት ኣለው
        ግፍ ኣይደለም ዪሄን ኣውቃለው
        ወደቅኩ እንጂ ሁለት ወድጄ
        እህትዋን ሳይ በስዋ ሰግቼ
        ፨፨
        ለየው እንጂ ኣምላክ ነፍስዋን የህትዋን ቁርጥ እስዋን
        ልቤን ወጋው የፍቅር ሰደድ መንታያውቆት ባንድ ቤቱን
        ፨፨
        ሄጄ
        ና ብላኝ እስዋ
        ሄጄ
        ላየዋ ቤትዋን
        ሄጄ
        ወድጄያት መጣው ሄጄ መንታ እህትዋን

        Btw, because Ethiopia is Ethiopia, Teddy himself is of course a victim of መንታ ወድጄ: he is been silent as his own country men are swallowed in a destructive war.

        https://youtu.be/uEZ3UuS9Ws8

        Yeah but I love Teddy. What you gonna do. May Jah open his eyes:) Happy Friday!

        Saay

        • haileTG

          Selamat saay,

          That’s precisely the heart of all this crazy! You hit the bulls eye again! (lost count now:)
          It reminds me some work of art that appears a wine glass and as you focus, you see two identical faces looking at each other, then again the focus shifts and you see the wine glass again. The funny thing is that you can’t see the wine glass and the identical faces at the same time. A rapid lapse of previous memory must follow to bring the alternating images. Your quoted lyrics is deep in that sense, for some, seeing one of the three seamlessly passes over to to seeing its corresponding appropriated symbolism; Ethiopia, Tigray or Eritrea. They can’t see at what one of them does and the corresponding symbolism at the same time. They can’t see the loss of Eritrean life (as IA ) and see Eritrea at the same time. The rapid succession of memory lapse ensures that causality isn’t established between the two. Else, they will go crazy. They would think Ethiopia and its grandeur majesty one second after forgetting a stadium full of young, hungry and thirsty Ethiopian youngsters spending the day gazing at the skies. Then it is back to the glory of independent Tigray as soon as one is out of the huge costs it is exacting the innocent, weak and poor of that region.

          Great observation as usual!

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ሰላማት

    ብዘይተቋርጽ ሸሪጥ
    ቀጻሊ ክንስዕስዕ
    ‘ዛ ቴፕ ባትሪ ተዘይወዲኣ
    ሓዳርና ከይንርስዕ
    ደሃይ GiE ንግበር
    ስለምንታይሲ
    ንሳ’ያ ተብልዕ
    ይብል ኣነስ

    ደሃይ ሃቡ ሰብ GiE ደሃይ ይውሕደና ‘ሎ

    • kokhob selamone2

      Dear Friend MM,

      Who should be the one to give us information about it? The one who started it. isn’t it? But clearly, I think they are busy in nonsense topics, as far as I can see them.

      KS,,

      • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

        ሰላማት ኮኾባይ
        በዓል ኣነ ‘ውን ኣይሓመቕናን ናብ ሽንኮለል ምእታው። Guilty in charge 🙂
        ብጀካ ሰዓይ ካልኦት ኣባላት GiE ኣብ ዓዋተ ‘ዶ ኣለዉ ትብሎም? ምናልባሽ ርኢስ-ሃይለ?
        ተስፋ ከይንቖርጽ ስኒ ገለ-መለ በሉ ካብዝብል ሓሳባት ‘የ ወስ ዘበልኩ

  • haileTG

    Hello Awatista,

    MSF reports:

    Today we are in mourning after receiving confirmation of the death of three of our colleagues who we were working in Tigray. Maria Hernandez, our emergency coordinator, Yohannes Halefom Reda, our assistant coordinator and Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael our driver were travelling yesterday afternoon when we lost contact with them. This morning the vehicle was found empty and a few metres away, their lifeless bodies.

    • Abi

      ኃይልሽ
      TDF is responsible for the loss of every human being in Tigray.
      So far 20 Tigray government officials got kidnapped and Killed by the thugs. Your silence is deafening when it comes to all the atrocities committed by the group you unconditionally support .

      • haileTG

        Guad Abi,

        I condemn all killings and suffering of innocent civilian regardless of who committed it. Why do you think I do otherwise? I am sure you’re not able to say the same.

        I am at the forefront supporting ceasefire. Would you join me on that?

        • Abi

          ኃይልሽ
          I have read almost all comments by the great Haile Arkey.
          For some reason not clear for me, I missed those comments by you where you condemned the thugs in any situation. I promise to read carefully in the future. In the mean time, please guide me to those comments that I missed. I need to catch up.
          I am against ceasefire at this moment. It was better not to start the fire ( even if started by accidental lightning) than control it afterwards. A total demise of TDF is the ONLY way that brings the fire to stop. Three long years of begging is more than enough.
          ምከረው ምከረው እምቢ ካለ መከራ ይምከረው!!!!!
          Sorry ኃይልሽ , I don’t support you in this regard.

          • haileTG

            Abichu,

            I condemn all killings by TDF against peaceful political community of Tigrayans including those members of the Tigrai Transitional Administration. It is undemocratic to do so, and indeed I add my voice to those who condemn it.

          • Abi

            ኃይልሽ
            Clear and Bold!!
            I hear you brother.

  • Peace!

    ሰላም ዓዋቲስታ,

    “What is gained by minimizing any opposition to the regime as MJ alluded?“ እታ መልሲ nothing

    ካብ ዓዲግራት ተታሒዛ ናብ ናይ ኣኽሪያ ትቓውሞ ምንእኣስ ከመይ መጽዩ?

    AAN ዓዲ ግራት ኣይተታሕዘትን ኢላ ዘርጊሓ:: ናይ ብዛዕባ ምትሓዝን ዘይምትሓዝን ንጎኒ ገዲፍና aan ናይ መን ? ምስ ናይ ኣኽርያ ርክብ እንታይ ኣለዋ ኣነ ከምዝፈልጦ ኣትውክልን እያ::

    ኣሰና assenna.com ኣማኒኢል እያሱ ኣስላም ብጀካ ምሕራድ ካል ኣይፈልጡን እዮም ዝብሉ ኣጋይሽ ኣንዳምጽእ ንዚ ሕብረተሰብ ክብክሎ ከምዝጸነሔ ሚስጢር ኣይኮነን ግን ንሱ ከምኡ ስለዝበለ ኩሉ ከምኡ ኣታሓሳስባ የለዎ ኣይኮነን ተባሂሉ ብዙሕ ሚዛን ኣይትዋህቦን: Amanuel Iyassu represents few individuals ብኸምኡ እንተራኣናዮ ይሓይሽ መስለኒ::

    Peace!

    • Bayan Negash

      Selam Peace!

      Spot on!

  • AMANIEL PAULOS

    Hebrawi

    After the Geni is out of the bottle,
    western Nations are in scramble
    to put it back inside.

    Because Africans and Ethiopians has got the edge
    of true knowledge beating the US & the western world’s
    world view and intelligence, they are trying hard and
    fighting to reverse the reality back to keep Africans
    and Ethiopians in the dark and out of the true way
    using various techniques of bribing some and
    coercing others using a divide and rule scheme.

    They are cutting homeland from the diaspora citizens
    for fear that they are bringing the truth out which the
    western governments see it as a threat and are expo-
    -rting all evil to African peoples thru their agent regimes
    there selling their people.

  • Tzigereda

    Dear Awatistas,
    I would like share this Email I got from a friend with you.
    ( Sorry Burhan The Novelist ❤️ for hijacking your article)
    ኣንቱም ደቒ ዓድና
    ደሓን ደለኹም? ካባኹም እየ ስደተኛ: ከማኹም ደላይ ሰላምን ፍትሕን:: ይከታተል ኽኣ: እንታይ ይበሃል ይሰምዕ: ዝስነድ የንብብ: ኣውያታት የድምጽ:: ተስፋን ቅብጸትን ይርኢ: ሸበድበድን ዝግታን: ይዛነ ምሳኹም: እዚ ናይ መን ኮይኑ ኢለ ይደዓዓስ:: ኣይቀስንን ግን ከም ገለ: ዝን ዝብሎ ይበዝሕ:: ክንድዚ ባህጊ ፍትሒ ዘለዎም: ዝጎድሎም ዘይብሎም: ብቋንቅኦምን ብናይ ደገን ነቲ ሓሳባቶም ፍንጥሕ ዝርግሕ ዝብሉ ግንከ ኣብ ስደት ዝበለዩ ኢለስ ኣይ ታሕጏስ ኣይ ጏሂ ክልቲኡ ድኣ ከይከውን: ኣውዒሉ የሕድረኒ:: ካብ ዝጸግቦ ዝጾሞ ይበዝሕ: ጎሮሮ ዘተርክስ ተረኺቡ ክብል ንዓኣ ዝዘምት ይቅድም::
    እሞ ምስዚ ኹሉ ትዕድሎት ‘ሲ ካን ምኳን ኣብዩና? ንሕና ድኣ ከይንኸውን ንኣብይ ዘለና? ኣብ ጎደና ንብሎን ንሓስቦን በበይኑ ከይህሉ?
    “መንግስቲ ደገ” ንፍጠር ኢልኩም ክትዛተዩ ምስርኣኹ “ሎሚ ዓይነይ በርሄ” እየ ዘልኩ:: ክንደይ ግዜ ድኣ’ሞ “ዘተ ህልዊ ኩነታት ሃገር” ንበይንኻ ( ነፍሰ-ሐተታ): ምስ ጽምዶ: ምስ ግሩፖታት እንዳኾንካ “ዳዊት ኩነታት” ክትዝቲ ግዜኻ ከተሕልፍ? መንኩም ኣሎ ካብዞም ገዳይም ኣያታት “መልእኽቲ በዓላት” ዘየንበበ? መንኩም ኣሎ ኢንተርቪው ዘይበጽሖ? ካብ ፖልቶክ ናብ ፊስቡክ ካብኡ ናብ ዙም ኣኼባታት ዘይተሳተፈ: ኣብ ሰልፊ ወጽዩ ” ደውን ዳውን ዘይበለ”: ዩቱብ ቻነል ዘይከፈተ? ሼር ንበሎ ሼር:: ትዊተር’ውን ኣሎ
    ኣይኣኽለናን’ዶ ምድግጋም? ብገዳይምን ብወረስትን? ሰንፈላል እኳ ኮይንና: መዳበርያ ዘዝሓለፈ: ብናይ ካልኦት ህዝባዊ ናዕብታት ዓወታቶምን ልዕሊ ዋናታቱ ክንጭድርን ክንቀንእን: “ተዓዊቶም: ከምኦም የማስለና” እንዳበልና ከነስተማስል:: ዕብድብድን ሃነፍነፍን ከእትወልና እንታይ ይበሃል: ኣይግድን!
    እዛ “መንግስቲ ደገ” ትብልዋ ፍጠርዋ: ሓዲኡ ኣፍልጡና: ንገለኹም ዕረፍቲ ንዓና ምረቓን ተስፋን: ንህግደፍ ኣርዓዲ ሓይሊ ክትኮነልና: ኣፍልብና ገቲርና ” መንግስትና ክንብል” ንመንግስቲ ክንውከስ: ክንጠልብ: ከነጥልል: ክንወቅስ: ዓዲ ክንኣቱ: ወይ ብኣካል: ቀዲምና ኽኣ ብሓሳብ::
    መን ይሰርሓ: ኣነ’ባ ኣነ እንታይ ኣምጽኦ? ንኹሉ ኣኺሉ ዝተርፍ ስራሕ እንድዩ ክህሉ: ክባጻሕ::
    ነቶም ገዳይም’ውን ዝበሃል ኣለኒ: ነቶም ምድፋራ ስኢኖም ዘለዉ ” ዳግማይ ብረት ተዓጢቕኩም ሳሕል ውረዱ” ዶ ተባሂሉኩም እዩ? ኣብ ስልጣን ግድን ተሰቐሉ ዝበለ ኣሎ ድዩ? ድኻም: ስክፍታ: ዕርበተ- ሕልና እንተሃልዩ ጸገም የለን:: ነዛ ዳስ መረቕቲ’ኸ ዘይትኾኑ? በቲ ሓደ ሸነኽ “ኣለና” ትብሉ: ምትራኽ ታሪኽን ንባበ መልእኽትን ትሕቲ እቲ ኹሉ ክትገብርዎ ትኽእሉ እዩ:: ንሱ ጥራይ እዩ ዝምእምኤና እንተኢልኩም ደሓን ” ወራዶ መርዓ” ኩኑ:: ንዓኹምን ንኹልናን ብዝጥዕም:: ግዴታትኩም ዕዙዝነቱ ኣይተደብዝዝዎ::
    ኣንቱም ንነፍስኹም ክንዲ ጎቦ እምባሶይራ ጌርኩም ትርእዩዋ: ትሕትና ይሕተተኩም ኣሎ: ዘመነ ፋልሶ ውድድር ይጽንሓልኩም:: ልዕሌኹም ማዕረኹምን ኣብዚ ተቋውሞ ዘገልገለ ከምዘሎ ኣይትዘንግዑ:: ቅድሜኹም ካልኦት ኔሮም: ድሕሬኹም ድማ ሰዓብቲ ኣለዉ::
    መን እዩ “መንግስቲ ደገ”ኣይግብኣናን ዝብል? እንታይ ስለዘይብልና? ዓለም ኣይትፈልጠልናን ድዩ? እዛ እዛ ንፈልጣ ፈስፋስ ዓለም? ዓለም ድኣ ዓለም እንድያ! ቀደም ንፋለጥ: ውልድ ክንብል ተነጊሩና እንድዩ ” ዓለም ጠሊማትና” ተባሂሉና:: ስለዚ እቲ መንግስቲ ንዓና እዩ: ንሕና ንፈልጦ: ንሕና ንውንኖ: ንዓለም ድማ ነፍልጣ ንሕና::
    መን ምስወከለና መንግስቲ ንኸውን ዲኻ ዝበልካ ኩስቶ? ኣንቱም ሰብ እቲ ኢሳያስ ዝበሃል ዝወከሎ ዝመረጾ ዘየለ ክንሱ: ኤርትራን ህዝባን ኣብሪሱ ወዲኡስ ጎረቤት ሃገር ከፍርስ ከቲቱ እንዳሃለወ: ነዛ ዓቅምና ዝኾነት ግን ብዙሕ ከተሰጉመና ትኽእል መንግስቲ ደገ ምትካልሲ ክንድዚ ክንጭነቐላ? እሞ ኽኣስ ንድሕነት ህዝብን ሃገርን እንዳበልና? ኣንቱም ትም ኢለ እባ’የ ክንድዚ ዝኾርዕልኩም ዝነበርኩ::
    ብድፍረት ዓያሹ እምበር ተኸኽ ኢልና!
    ወላስ ወላስ ከይተረድኣና እቲ ኣክቲቪዝም ንብሎ ለሚድናዮስ ገለ ከይጎድለና ኢና ሰጊእና? ኣንቱም ሰብ ኣነ’ስ ብዙሓት ካባና ዕረፍቲ ዘድልዮም ኮይኑ ይስምዓኒ:: ፍጡር ሰብ ዶ ህይወቱ ምሉእ ኣብ ኣክቲቪዝም የሕልፎ እዩ? ኣማእካሊ ዘይብሉ ኣናርኪዝም:: እንተ እቲ ኣክቲቪዝም መንግስቲ ደገ እንተተኽለ ዘኽትም ኣይኮነን:: ንውጽኢታዊ ስራሕ ግን መንግስትነት ኣዝዩ ሓጋዚ ተራ እዩ ክህልዎ::
    ኣይ ኣብታ ዓድና ኣይ ኣብታ ዘለናያ ናይ ስደት ሃገር ሓዲግመዲግ እኮ ኮይንና:: ብዓቢኡ: ዓድና ኣይቀሰኑን!
    ኣንቱም “መንግስቲ ደገ” ትተኸል ትብሉ ዘለኹም: ብሓሳብ: ብስንቂ: ብንዋት: ብመንፈስ ክንዕንግሉኩም ምእንቲ መዓልቲ ፈሊኹም ንኹሉ ኣብ ሓደ መኣዲ ኣምጺእኩም “ስለ እቲ ውጹዕ ህዝቢ: ስለ እቶም ኣብ ቅሉዕን ሕቡእን ተኣሲሮም ዘለዉ: ስለና: ስለነፍስና” ኢልኩም ኣምሒልኩም ቃል ከምዝኣትዉ ግበርዎም:: እንተዘየ’ሎ… እንተዘየ’ሎ…
    ጽባሕ ምስወግሓልና ” ዘውግሔት መንግስቲ” ክበሃለልና እዩ:: ኣብ ዓዲ: ተቀበልቲ: ተካእቲ ወይውን መላፍንቲ ዝህልውዋ ኮይኑ ይርድኣኒ:: ኩሉ ዝሓሰበላን ዝረፍዓላን: ዘጽደቃን ድማ ብጽቡቅ ክዝከር እዩ:: እቲ ዝካሬ ንኹሉ ዝምቀል እዩ:: ናተይ ናተይ ዝበሃሎ ኣይክኸውንን እዩ::
    ስለዚ የዕወቱና እስከ: ተስፋ ዓዲ ንኹን: ምዝናይ ይኣክል: ማዕረ ካልኦት ኢና ንነብር ኣብዛ ዓለም::
    ኤርትራዊ ካብ ምስትምሳል ወጺኡ ነፍሰ-ደበሳ የቐድም: ከምእንኽእል ንኹን: ይኣኽለና ድማ ኢልና ኢና: ካብ ዓንተዎይ::
    የእከልቲ ኢና እንተብልና ዶ ኣይሓይሽን?

    ይኸይድ ኣሎ ነርክቦ

  • iSem

    Hi Awate:
    zraaye aynnu ybrha:
    where is Dr. Paulos?

  • Tzigereda

    Dear Awatistas,
    I would like share this Email I got from a friend with you.
    ( Sorry Burhan The Novelist ❤️ for hijacking your article)

    ኣንቱም ደቒ ዓድና

    ደሓን ደለኹም? ካባኹም እየ ስደተኛ: ከማኹም ደላይ ሰላምን ፍትሕን:: ይከታተል ኽኣ: እንታይ ይበሃል ይሰምዕ: ዝስነድ የንብብ: ኣውያታት የድምጽ:: ተስፋን ቅብጸትን ይርኢ: ሸበድበድን ዝግታን: ይዛነ ምሳኹም: እዚ ናይ መን ኮይኑ ኢለ ይደዓዓስ:: ኣይቀስንን ግን ከም ገለ: ዝን ዝብሎ ይበዝሕ:: ክንድዚ ባህጊ ፍትሒ ዘለዎም: ዝጎድሎም ዘይብሎም: ብቋንቅኦምን ብናይ ደገን ነቲ ሓሳባቶም ፍንጥሕ ዝርግሕ ዝብሉ ግንከ ኣብ ስደት ዝበለዩ ኢለስ ኣይ ታሕጏስ ኣይ ጏሂ ክልቲኡ ድኣ ከይከውን: ኣውዒሉ የሕድረኒ:: ካብ ዝጸግቦ ዝጾሞ ይበዝሕ: ጎሮሮ ዘተርክስ ተረኺቡ ክብል ንዓኣ ዝዘምት ይቅድም::

    እሞ ምስዚ ኹሉ ትዕድሎት ‘ሲ ካን ምኳን ኣብዩና? ንሕና ድኣ ከይንኸውን ንኣብይ ዘለና? ኣብ ጎደና ንብሎን ንሓስቦን በበይኑ ከይህሉ?

    “መንግስቲ ደገ” ንፍጠር ኢልኩም ክትዛተዩ ምስርኣኹ “ሎሚ ዓይነይ በርሄ” እየ ዘልኩ:: ክንደይ ግዜ ድኣ’ሞ “ዘተ ህልዊ ኩነታት ሃገር” ንበይንኻ ( ነፍሰ-ሐተታ): ምስ ጽምዶ: ምስ ግሩፖታት እንዳኾንካ “ዳዊት ኩነታት” ክትዝቲ ግዜኻ ከተሕልፍ? መንኩም ኣሎ ካብዞም ገዳይም ኣያታት “መልእኽቲ በዓላት” ዘየንበበ? መንኩም ኣሎ ኢንተርቪው ዘይበጽሖ? ካብ ፖልቶክ ናብ ፊስቡክ ካብኡ ናብ ዙም ኣኼባታት ዘይተሳተፈ: ኣብ ሰልፊ ወጽዩ ” ደውን ዳውን ዘይበለ”: ዩቱብ ቻነል ዘይከፈተ? ሼር ንበሎ ሼር:: ትዊተር’ውን ኣሎ

    ኣይኣኽለናን’ዶ ምድግጋም? ብገዳይምን ብወረስትን? ሰንፈላል እኳ ኮይንና: መዳበርያ ዘዝሓለፈ: ብናይ ካልኦት ህዝባዊ ናዕብታት ዓወታቶምን ልዕሊ ዋናታቱ ክንጭድርን ክንቀንእን: “ተዓዊቶም: ከምኦም የማስለና” እንዳበልና ከነስተማስል:: ዕብድብድን ሃነፍነፍን ከእትወልና እንታይ ይበሃል: ኣይግድን!

    እዛ “መንግስቲ ደገ” ትብልዋ ፍጠርዋ: ሓዲኡ ኣፍልጡና: ንገለኹም ዕረፍቲ ንዓና ምረቓን ተስፋን: ንህግደፍ ኣርዓዲ ሓይሊ ክትኮነልና: ኣፍልብና ገቲርና ” መንግስትና ክንብል” ንመንግስቲ ክንውከስ: ክንጠልብ: ከነጥልል: ክንወቅስ: ዓዲ ክንኣቱ: ወይ ብኣካል: ቀዲምና ኽኣ ብሓሳብ::

    መን ይሰርሓ: ኣነ’ባ ኣነ እንታይ ኣምጽኦ? ንኹሉ ኣኺሉ ዝተርፍ ስራሕ እንድዩ ክህሉ: ክባጻሕ::

    ነቶም ገዳይም’ውን ዝበሃል ኣለኒ: ነቶም ምድፋራ ስኢኖም ዘለዉ ” ዳግማይ ብረት ተዓጢቕኩም ሳሕል ውረዱ” ዶ ተባሂሉኩም እዩ? ኣብ ስልጣን ግድን ተሰቐሉ ዝበለ ኣሎ ድዩ? ድኻም: ስክፍታ: ዕርበተ- ሕልና እንተሃልዩ ጸገም የለን:: ነዛ ዳስ መረቕቲ’ኸ ዘይትኾኑ? በቲ ሓደ ሸነኽ “ኣለና” ትብሉ: ምትራኽ ታሪኽን ንባበ መልእኽትን ትሕቲ እቲ ኹሉ ክትገብርዎ ትኽእሉ እዩ:: ንሱ ጥራይ እዩ ዝምእምኤና እንተኢልኩም ደሓን ” ወራዶ መርዓ” ኩኑ:: ንዓኹምን ንኹልናን ብዝጥዕም:: ግዴታትኩም ዕዙዝነቱ ኣይተደብዝዝዎ::

    ኣንቱም ንነፍስኹም ክንዲ ጎቦ እምባሶይራ ጌርኩም ትርእዩዋ: ትሕትና ይሕተተኩም ኣሎ: ዘመነ ፋልሶ ውድድር ይጽንሓልኩም:: ልዕሌኹም ማዕረኹምን ኣብዚ ተቋውሞ ዘገልገለ ከምዘሎ ኣይትዘንግዑ:: ቅድሜኹም ካልኦት ኔሮም: ድሕሬኹም ድማ ሰዓብቲ ኣለዉ::

    መን እዩ “መንግስቲ ደገ”ኣይግብኣናን ዝብል? እንታይ ስለዘይብልና? ዓለም ኣይትፈልጠልናን ድዩ? እዛ እዛ ንፈልጣ ፈስፋስ ዓለም? ዓለም ድኣ ዓለም እንድያ! ቀደም ንፋለጥ: ውልድ ክንብል ተነጊሩና እንድዩ ” ዓለም ጠሊማትና” ተባሂሉና:: ስለዚ እቲ መንግስቲ ንዓና እዩ: ንሕና ንፈልጦ: ንሕና ንውንኖ: ንዓለም ድማ ነፍልጣ ንሕና::

    መን ምስወከለና መንግስቲ ንኸውን ዲኻ ዝበልካ ኩስቶ? ኣንቱም ሰብ እቲ ኢሳያስ ዝበሃል ዝወከሎ ዝመረጾ ዘየለ ክንሱ: ኤርትራን ህዝባን ኣብሪሱ ወዲኡስ ጎረቤት ሃገር ከፍርስ ከቲቱ እንዳሃለወ: ነዛ ዓቅምና ዝኾነት ግን ብዙሕ ከተሰጉመና ትኽእል መንግስቲ ደገ ምትካልሲ ክንድዚ ክንጭነቐላ? እሞ ኽኣስ ንድሕነት ህዝብን ሃገርን እንዳበልና? ኣንቱም ትም ኢለ እባ’የ ክንድዚ ዝኾርዕልኩም ዝነበርኩ::

    ብድፍረት ዓያሹ እምበር ተኸኽ ኢልና!

    ወላስ ወላስ ከይተረድኣና እቲ ኣክቲቪዝም ንብሎ ለሚድናዮስ ገለ ከይጎድለና ኢና ሰጊእና? ኣንቱም ሰብ ኣነ’ስ ብዙሓት ካባና ዕረፍቲ ዘድልዮም ኮይኑ ይስምዓኒ:: ፍጡር ሰብ ዶ ህይወቱ ምሉእ ኣብ ኣክቲቪዝም የሕልፎ እዩ? ኣማእካሊ ዘይብሉ ኣናርኪዝም:: እንተ እቲ ኣክቲቪዝም መንግስቲ ደገ እንተተኽለ ዘኽትም ኣይኮነን:: ንውጽኢታዊ ስራሕ ግን መንግስትነት ኣዝዩ ሓጋዚ ተራ እዩ ክህልዎ::

    ኣይ ኣብታ ዓድና ኣይ ኣብታ ዘለናያ ናይ ስደት ሃገር ሓዲግመዲግ እኮ ኮይንና:: ብዓቢኡ: ዓድና ኣይቀሰኑን!

    ኣንቱም “መንግስቲ ደገ” ትተኸል ትብሉ ዘለኹም: ብሓሳብ: ብስንቂ: ብንዋት: ብመንፈስ ክንዕንግሉኩም ምእንቲ መዓልቲ ፈሊኹም ንኹሉ ኣብ ሓደ መኣዲ ኣምጺእኩም “ስለ እቲ ውጹዕ ህዝቢ: ስለ እቶም ኣብ ቅሉዕን ሕቡእን ተኣሲሮም ዘለዉ: ስለና: ስለነፍስና” ኢልኩም ኣምሒልኩም ቃል ከምዝኣትዉ ግበርዎም:: እንተዘየ’ሎ… እንተዘየ’ሎ…

    ጽባሕ ምስወግሓልና ” ዘውግሔት መንግስቲ” ክበሃለልና እዩ:: ኣብ ዓዲ: ተቀበልቲ: ተካእቲ ወይውን መላፍንቲ ዝህልውዋ ኮይኑ ይርድኣኒ:: ኩሉ ዝሓሰበላን ዝረፍዓላን: ዘጽደቃን ድማ ብጽቡቅ ክዝከር እዩ:: እቲ ዝካሬ ንኹሉ ዝምቀል እዩ:: ናተይ ናተይ ዝበሃሎ ኣይክኸውንን እዩ::

    ስለዚ የዕወቱና እስከ: ተስፋ ዓዲ ንኹን: ምዝናይ ይኣክል: ማዕረ ካልኦት ኢና ንነብር ኣብዛ ዓለም::

    ኤርትራዊ ካብ ምስትምሳል ወጺኡ ነፍሰ-ደበሳ የቐድም: ከምእንኽእል ንኹን: ይኣኽለና ድማ ኢልና ኢና: ካብ ዓንተዎይ::

    የእከልቲ ኢና እንተብልና ዶ ኣይሓይሽን?

    ይኸይድ ኣሎ ነርክቦ!

    • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

      ሰላማት ጽገረዳ
      “ኤርትራዊ ካብ ምስትምሳል ወጺኡ ነፍሰ-ደበሳ የቐድም”
      ምስታ ንኡሽተይ ግጥሚ ዝሓንጠጥኩ ዋ ተመሳሲላ።
      ሓቅኺ: ኣብ ምስትምሳል ሰላሳ-ዓመታት ሓሊፉ።
      ካብ ምስትምሳል ናብ መጥቃዕቲ [ብስነ ሓሳብ] ክንነጥር ኣለና።
      ተዘይኴኑ ጸለምቲ ስለዝኾንና ጸዓዱ ከምዚ ይገብሩና ዝዓይነቱ ኴኑ ዩ ክተርፍ።
      GiE, ‘ዛምዕዶ ብዓቢኡ ናባኹም ሓፈሻዊ ድማ ናብ ኩላትና ‘ያ።

    • Abi

      Hello Tzgereda
      Glad you stopped by.

      • Haile S.

        Selamat Abi,

        It could indeed have been a spam. I was wondering how come Tzigereda changes her Tzigereda avatar. The one associated with the ‘spam’ was a single tree, a silhouette of a tree rather.

        • Abi

          መምህር
          I noticed the different avatar. ( ኤርትራ ውስጥ ፅጌሬዳ ሲያድግ ዛፍ አይሆንም እንዴ?) However, since I don’t understand Tigrinya, I failed for it. You see, avatars change but not writing patterns. Since it was written in Tigrinya, I couldn’t detect anything.

          • Haile S.

            Abi,

            Tzigereda was “forwarding a letter she received”. ትግርኛ ተማር!

            ተማር ልጄ ተማር ልጄ
            ካለትግርኛ በቀር ሃብት የለኝም ከጄ
            ስማኝ ልጄ ትግርኛ ፀሓይ ነው
            ለማይናገረው ሰው ቀኑ ጨለማ ነው😁

          • Abi

            መምህር
            ችግሩ እኮ …
            ከጨለማ ለመውጣት በጨለማ ትግሪኛ ተምሬ
            በሁለት ቃል ቀረሁ “ሽኳሬ! : መአሬ!”

          • Saleh Johar

            Abi,
            Until you learn to swear, “ኣንቲ ግልጣም!” Don’t think you learned any Tigrinya. Try it tonight 🙂

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Saleh
            እመቤቴ ይቅር ትበልዎ ጌታው!
            በጨለማ ተውጬ ልቅር?

          • iSem

            Hi Abu Salah:
            Not fair. You have been charmed by those who speak sweet words while turning the knife in your belly, Hodiye, eniyem:-))
            We give it Quul affa and if we want to be sweet we can be, in both languages, the two cousins: Tigrayit and Tigringa

          • Saleh Johar

            iSem,
            Am I charmed! ዓፉ ኢለካ’ለኹ 🙂

          • iSem

            Hi Saleh:
            In what language is ዓፉ?
            Do not tell me I know.The last time I said the language here, I was told, it does not exist, so I do not want to start a new heated discussion here about Eritrean languages, My hands are full lang as you can imagine :-))
            I hope you know what I mean chared by when you called the blunt Tig swear, Senni? (Not the Shingrewa Senni, but the Senni Senni)

          • Saleh Johar

            ISem,
            Tigrayit, Tigrinya, and Arabic —it means I excuse you. You mean you don’t know that?

          • iSem

            Hi Saleh:
            I told you not to tell me. Of course I know. You did not get my comment. Where is Sal
            ዓፉ ኢለካ’ለኹ : is not Tigrayit, nor Tigriniya nor Arabic. Try again 🙂

          • Saleh Johar

            Really iSem!
            We have been speaking Tigrinya for ever and that is a common expression–you have to tell many generations that lived before us they were wrong. So, it’s an expression in what language, or it doesn’t exist? 🙂

          • iSem

            Hi Saleh:
            Read your email and then tell me you chuckled .:-)

        • Tzigereda

          Hi Haile S.
          No, it was not a spam.

          • Haile S.

            Selam Tzigereda,

            Good to know it wasn’t. So why not send the letter to the Awate Admin to publish it either as an article front page or in the tigrigna section of the site. At any rate, I read once the letter before it disappeared (not enough). It was a monumental one that need to be standing somewhere so that it reminds those of us who need to be reminded through a standing statue.

            As for the change in Avatar, it relays the intended or perceived message, but whatever the situation, the flower is in you. Best

  • Haile S.

    Selam awate colleagues,

    I feel honored to be considered for a book translation that I have no experience with except the few paragraphs I do, now and then, here at this forum from french to tigrigna or english with subjects of forumal interest. I totally understand the need to dive into such endeavor by those of us who always complain of lacking everything from handout to literature while we are capable of doing so, at least starting from our money-earning speciality. Leading by example should be the educators tool.

    I wouldn’t have minded to attempt without any promise if this book was not a NO NONESENSE book. It needs time; a retirement time to which I am not yet immediately ready. I better start with what is easier for me. When I talked of birds here, someone asked me why not write a book. I answered him that it was my plan after retirement. You see, even my first retirement years are booked😁! It is easier for me to write about birds, for example: Secretarybird ዝብሃል ዑፍ ናይ ሳይንስ ሽሙ Sagittarius serpentarius፡ ብትግርኛ ሳላሳ-እዝኑ ወይ ክኣ ፈረስ ሰይጣን ተባሂሉ ይፍለጥ። ኣብ ሃገርናን ኣብ ማእከላይን፡ ምብራቕን ደቡባውን ኣፍሪቃ ይርከብ። ሃገረ ሱዳን ከኣ ከም ኣርማ ሃገራ ትጥቀመሉ ዑፍ እዩ። Serpentarius ዝተባህለሉ ምኽንያት፡ ንኣትማን ብእግሩ ሓመድ ድፋጭኦም ስለ ዘስሕኖም እዩ። ብትግርኛ፡ ሰላሳ እዝኑ ዝተባህለሉ ምኽንያት ክኣ ድሕሩ እዝኑ ብዝሕ ዝበላ ነዋሕቲ ክንቲት ስለዘለዎ እዩ። ፈረስ ሰይጣን መበሊኡ ክኣ፡ እተን ኣዝየን ነዋሕቲ ዝኾና መሓውሩ ፍልይ ዝበለ ኣንጻር-ርግቢት ዝኾነ መልክዕ ስለዝህብኦን፡ ክሃድን ከሎ በእጋሩ ስለዝጭፍልቕ ክኸውን ይኽእል።

    I panicked when I saw the first paragraph of the first chapter of the english translation of Freire’s book, copied below. I panicked when I saw “axiological”. How am I going to say it? ምጣነ-ክብረት, ምጣነ-ክብሪ, ምጣነ-ጠቕሚ.. It will take me days to translate a paragraph or a page in-context that gives the right intended meaning.

    Therefore, thank you for the honor colleagues, but this needs someone of professional background in addition to mastering the tigrigna language.

    ” While the problem of humanization has always, from an axiological point of view, been humankind’s central problem, it now takes on the character of an inescapable concern.
    Concern for humanization leads at once to the recognition of dehumanization, not only as an ontological possibility but as an historical reality And as an individual perceives the extent of dehumanization, he or she may ask if humanization is a viable possibility. Within history in concrete, objective contexts, both humanization and dehumanization are possibilities for a person as an uncompleted being conscious of their incompletion. “

    • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

      Selam Haile S.
      So, just to put it in a simple sentence, you are not qualified to translate it. Correct?
      To begin with, the question is completely wrong. At least, that’s what I believe.
      Why? While some of the forumers think you are more than capable to do that, they could have just asked you to come up up with your own idea.
      We really need mentality change here. Just saying but no offense.

      • haileTG

        Eway MM hawey,

        Dehan bel moxi dlayka xehaf, wala bzaEba derho:-)

        • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

          Hailat,
          That came out of respect btw.

      • Haile S.

        Selam ምሃንድስ ምዕባለ፡

        I get your point and I agree, I am not qualified to do that. Most of us are not coming here due to our speciality, but due to our interest and to share ideas in such common interests. We all attribute strengths to each and everyone here. Is it real or perceived? The receiver of the attribute knows it. Now, pushing an attribute upto doing some monumental thing as this morning’s should be taken as a genuine zeal to fill the large gaps we have in our country in every sector, albeit also an irresistible compliment that is difficult to fulfilled.

  • haileTG

    Selamat Awatista,

    Someone recently asked me what my views are about AAN media. I gave a qualified caution on the quality of their reporting. Yesterday, the same media had an editorial, had it been translated into Amharic, would make my friend Guad Abi go to sleep with his best Shoe (Abichu it is an Asmarino quip to say one went to bed with their shoe to mean they’re ecstatic).

    In their Hateta, AAN media states, satirically, that (paraphrased):

    the reported conflict in Tigray doesn’t actually exist. It only exists in the websites of sell-out Eritreans who support woyane and the brief so called capture of Adigrat by TDF was only the ENDF leaving to pick up supplies (yes the entire army there) and few rag tag militia firing to the air and running away. The TDF is non-existent, its remnants are left to wonder courtesy of IA who would like them to be there in case he needed to punish PMAA when the latter doesn’t behave!

    All the above mambo-jumbo, riddled with day dream, arrogance and patronization of TDF was at a time international news are reporting ውግእ ትግራይ has entered a new levels of intensity, humanitarian workers confirming that most of main arteries in Tigray are closed, TDF is showing scores of captives and entering in motorized column to towns like Wuqro, ENDF fighter jet bombing civilians killing dozens of people and wounding many more including a 1 year old, TDF embroiled in dogfight and shooting down C-130, encirclement of Mekelle and brief changing of hands of the town of Adigrat.

    We all know TDF had decided to use a different tactic earlier on and it sure looks to work so far. No destruction of major cities by war, limiting their loses of fighters and maximizing pressure and cost on their adversaries. Holding down major cities is costly and unnecessary to their ultimate objective. How the AAN media misses this point is mystery to me. The only logical reason I can think of is that AAN guys trace their origin to what happened in Akriya protest. In that beautiful uprising, an elderly man fired a single shot to the air, due to the man’s confusion with all the shouting outside the MoE in Asmara, and inadvertently, he killed off that great whoa revolution, because everyone run away and never heard from again. Well, not quite, some of them showed up as AAN media, conferring to themselves the title of modern day tegadelti, worthy of giving analysis on ውግእ ትግራይ and how it should be conducted and emboldened to call other Eritreans sell-outs. Well, there you go ሓፍ ከይበላ ቋቕ ኣበላ እዩ ነገሩ።

    • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

      Selamat haileTG,
      03 at its finest!

    • Berhe Y

      Selam HaileTG,

      I have not heard the editorial you speak of. I have heard few videos in the last couple of days (one was related to June 30 with guest named Kemal) and another one was a discussion of two gentlemen, titled ( I only heard the first) ዕላል ምስ ጋዜጠኛ ዪሱፍ ቦሉሲ.

      I felt that I am at home and everything they said and spoke about was right on the money for me and I liked them both.

      I had heard another one, a while back which I don’t remember the title but it goes into some Ethiopian politics which I thought some of it not our concern and should not pick sides.

      Saying that, dear HaileTG, I think it would be fair if you can focus on the specific editorial and point out what you don’t agree with.

      I don’t know what your example of the Akhria incident needs to imply or have anything to do with them.

      I just wish they stay focused on Eritrea cause and stay out of Ethiopian/ Tigray politics unless it involves Eritrea.

      • haileTG

        Hello Berhe,

        The editorial is from yesterday, perhaps I can share it tomorrow when like are available. I disagree with the entire points outlined in that editorial. It said literally that there is no war in Tigray and called Eritreans who are sympathetic to the TDF usubat. The AAN media is born of the Akria protest as Bayan mentioned recently. That was me thinking loudly that at least the Tigray people are demonstrating a fight back like it should be done. Even the old Eritrea based DEMHIT have joined them. They don’t call each other sell outs no matter what.

        • iSem

          Hi TG:
          This is not making sense. Akria uprising let to AAM. the uprising challenged PFDJ but AAN sounds that they are anti Akria uprising

          • haileTG

            Merhaba isem
            Kab saEsaEka teqoxaxe:) How did Akria challenged PFDJ? I thought it was MoE they protested against. The contention being curricular independence??

          • iSem

            Hi TG:
            Unless I am mixing things, the Akria uprising was initiated by Haj Mussa when he refused PFDJ’s incursions into their Islamic school. I even when to demonstrate his arrest at the Ontario legislations

          • haileTG

            Hey iSem,

            Same thinks this one. Similar protesting by Catholic Church, same reason Aba Antonios is incarcerated, same reason many faith groups. It wasn’t a protest against PFDJ as a system.

          • iSem

            Hi TG
            But AAN sounds sympathetic to PFDJ

          • haileTG

            Hey iSem,
            Tray elka, nmewsubo yihatu alewu ember, entay gidika:)

          • Abi

            ኃይልሽ
            Can you see MoE apart from The Government? You are saying that MoE is an entity that is not governed by PFDJ. Protesting MoE is protesting PFDJ.
            Glad to make it clear for you.

          • haileTG

            Guad Abi,

            Agree. Except, it was an isolated issue they protested. Not even MoE as a whole, like national curriculum.

          • Abi

            ኃይልሽ
            የ1966 የተማሪዎች ንቅናቄ ምን እንዳስከተለ ለአንተ ለወንድሜ መንገር አስፈላጊ መስሎ አልታየኝም ነበር::
            School is a miniature society ይላል Saay. One of the peculiar features of education is public visibility and sensitivity. Almost every individual in the society has a representative in the local schools. Akria is a wasted opportunity.
            Bonus for you
            “Pedagogy of the oppressed “ was a must read in comparative/ international education. ( Thank you Dr Abebe Gidey .)

          • haileTG

            Yetekebere wendime Abi,

            It was not a student movement either. It was just a protest that the regime shouldn’t interfere in the teaching activity of the school. It also had nothing to do with issues of the local residents in Akria, it was limited to the oldest Islamic faith based private school in Asmara. The same happened to the Italian school, Catholic school and others. The Islamic school called Jalia did well to take its grievances up, including arrest of its elder. Otherwise, the area or sefer called Akria is an add on and not related to the issue.

          • Abi

            ኃይልሽ
            The Akria incident should have been the last straw that broke the camel’s back. As you said it clearly, these are individual incidents that should have been converted into a nationwide movements.
            What am I missing?

          • Brhan

            Merhaba HaileTG
            One of the lessons learned from the many religion-based institutions’
            struggle against the PF(DJ) is that the ability of these institutions to make their call national.

            Our people are religious, and any action against their beliefs, institutions, and figures will make them react against the regime. If their leaders have to think out of the box and sell their idea based on freedom of belief ( and I believe this will not contradict their religions), their impact will last long. Otherwise, the regime can make a separate deal with each of them and happily close their files. Will this be good for the nation?

            Arkey haile just a little note about Jalia

            Jalia, an Arabic word that means community, was not an Islamic school.

            It was a secular school and even consisted of atheist, Christian, secularist, and religious teachers. The Yemenis ( both from North and South Yemen)community members of Asmara established it, but most students were Eritreans.

            Jalia was easy prey for the regime. There was a lot of internal friction among the Yemenis and Eritreans. Some of its people went to the government and complained about their internal problems. The government, instead of choosing ምሽምጋል it chose ምሽጋር and this ብምህጋር! Jalia since then (1994) has been called Amal, which means ተስፋ. ተስፋ ‘ለኒ ናብ ቀደማ ክትምለስ!

          • haileTG

            Hey Brhan arkey! Tefieka do qurub lomi:)

            I knew Jalia from childhood. I went to geza kenisha. Faith schools are open to everyone but the curriculum includes faith teaching. The same with Catholic Schools too, anyone can attend but Catchism is included as the ethos of the school. I don’t think Jalia is the same in that faith. Thanks for the clarification of the disagreement they faced, very little is known about theos details.

            Our religious leaders don’t seem in any hurry about change. Recently, a new Orthodox Pop is consecrated outside the norms of the church the EOC is currently distanced from its Holy See at Alexandria. But, despite the N. America based church, many are not even willing to criticize the regime. The Catholic have been vocal in all issues since 2001, but no one is standing for them now that they are under attack by the regime. Actually, sell-outs is word also used by the regime and supporters. They asked the famous Hawka abey alo question. They criticized the regime in G-15 and other injustices. But, now they stand alone.

            So I have limited confidence on religious sections on practical side, although you are spot on theoretically. But, in the end we rely on their prayers and blessings, hence I am sympathetic towards them.

            BTW. Did you the stadium full of ENDF captives from latest videos? I never imagined the current battles are that big! How are they going to handle them?

          • Brhan

            Hello haileTG Arkey,
            I am around. Awate.com is home.
            When the black powders of bullets speak, the black powder of pencils listen.
            I have seen the POWs images and even listened to a lady POW. While Abi Ahmed bragged a few days ago about how trained the Ethiopian soldier is, this lady said the army did not teach here even how to surrender. When a country denies the presence of its POWs, it shows its failure.

        • Berhe Y

          Hi HaileTG,

          Isabel not heard it and I will. BTW, in the June 20 episode I mention, someone read “ሀገራዊ ዘተ” and 11 points plan. I think the name calling is not helpful but personally I get offended when people try to use Tigray or Tigrawot as an example to make a point how they fight and how they are brave and that we should learn from them.

          It’s all relative. What the Tigray people doing today, Eritreans did it 30 or 50 years ago and I have not seen anything new they are doing that we were incapable of doing. Even the advocacy using Twitter, if we didn’t have Twitter back then but it’s all done with what ever was available at the time.

          The Tigray people come together because there is a clear and preset danger in their country abs they can put all their differences aside and fight the external enemy.

          Israel people are the perfect example. They change government almost once a year abs they can’t agree to anything and fight about everything, but when there is external enemy or threat they are one.

          If what they are doing it wrong and I think what you are doing is equally wrong. They are Eritreans fighting fir the best interest if Eritrea. In fact I have never seen such group of Eritreans (Christians and Muslims) in tune with each other advocating Eritreans interest and well being.

          What’s best I think is, we should all take time from criticizing each other and we should keep out of Ethiopian internal problems (at least not a reason to fight among ourselves) and focus on our people and how to use this opportunity to find our solution.

          • haileTG

            Hey Berhe,

            Some Good points. However, calling Eritreans sell-outs is something I can’t stomach. Where do you stop then? Do you know G-15 are underground because they are deemed sell outs? No Eritrean is sell-out, even if they take a path you disagree with. That is dirty word inspired by PFDJ. Even PFDJ are not sell-out, they are just wrong. I remember Bitweded and others when I hear such painful smearing. I can’t in good conscience say that is acceptable. This whole Muslim Christian working together thing is delusional self gratification. They always worked together. Nenay Reisna migbar mhashe. The Muslim knows best what works best for him/her, no need for agency duplicates. We all come together when we respect one another. Not when we stir our neighbor’s pot.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi HaileTG,

            You are stretching and going overboard to discredit them.

            Akria opposition was against the Eritrean government and they paid for it. I don’t know why you are trying to minimize that. It’s too bad that it didn’t took off and spread.

            The Oromo started by opposing city land expansion which lead to the fall of the government.

            They are Eritreans and as Eritreans they working for Eritrea interest as they see it.

            Berhe

          • haileTG

            Dear Berhe,

            Your support is commendable. Don’t forget there’s a different view point. Fighting dictatorship is supporting the right to freedom of expression. A sell-out Eritrean means, someone is a sell-out’s brother, father, mother, a sell-out’s, village, community…. it is like urinating upwards and pouring it into one’s own head. Are you OK with calling Eritreans sell-outs instead of disagreeing respectfully?

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Hi Berhe,
            Listen to this music and it may remind you something:
            Laid Back – Sunshine Reggae

          • Berhe Y

            Hi MM,

            Yes it reminds me a specific place, a person and my mother.

            May be I will tell you some other day…..I feel like you were in my house and you know the inside joke:).

            Thank you for sharing…

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Hey Berhe,
            It is possible 🙂

          • Berhe Y

            Selam Mehandis,

            Do you know or remember ጋል ዓድዋ?

          • Haile S.

            Selam MoKsi,

            You said ” This whole Muslim Christian working together thing is delusional self gratification. They always worked together. Nenay Reisna migbar mhashe.”

            Can you explain what you mean. It sounds ማሕበር መቐስ.

          • haileTG

            Haha Moxi, far from it!

            If there is Eritrean issue, we deal it as Eritrean issue, if there’s Catholic issue they lead we support, if a Muslim issue, they lead we support, if I have my village issue, I lead you all support. It seems nowadays the Catholic is the forefront of fighting for protestant cause. I can only work as an Eritrean ➕ any unique individual or group issue that concerns me more than others. And offer support for other groups as a concerned outsider.

          • Haile S.

            Phew!! MoKsi,

            Okay, you are saying that on specific issues. The thing is that the Akria uprising was “the drop that made the cup run over” on the regimes conduct in the country’s affair.

            Allow me to pinch you: your avatar and the cross don’t go together😁.

          • haileTG

            hey Moxi arkey!

            Weyyy xegem…I meant the plus sign and it auto filled 🙂

            My point was really about the sell-out thing. My opinion that Akria is overrated, I keep to myself 🙂

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Hello Haile TG,

            Could you please share the title of the AAN video and time?

          • Bayan Negash

            There you go, HTG. You’re not keeping it to yourself, are you?

          • haileTG

            Hey Bayan, it is just best to let opinions flourish so long as within respectful atmosphere. You wouldn’t want to force feed me, do you?

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Hello dual Hailat/iSem/Berhe
            It seems like we all suck at math 🙂
            We all seem to care for Eritrea and removal the idiotic hgdf admin.
            There is a math question and we all use different equations to solve it, even thought the answer is the same.
            hmm, where is my red wine?

          • iSem

            Hi TG and BY:
            Haile your ruined my weekend as I will listen to AAN to understand what they are
            I tell both of you the following.
            1. sell-out is PFDJ MO and any media or entity that says these words to any tyranny hater, just because some one opposed PFDJ is working for PFDJ a scheme for dividing it.
            2. learning from Tegarwu; Dam right, their government tried to attach them and they are embolden, for the last 30 years we have not done fraction of what they are doing in 8 months, though PFDJ did to us the same what Abiy and IA are doing to them. So no shame on that. Eritreans were inspiration for Woyane 2 in 1975.
            3, Tegaruu started ghedli before us in Woyane 1, it failed for geo political reasons beyond the scope of this comment to tackle, so these notion we taught them how to fight ( warsay tarikk kdegmelak,temeharo eyom nerom kisab adwa, qatta aytseryun kisab shire)is smarmy Eritrean arrogance, nurtured by none other than the Mafia ruling Eritrea and raping in Tigray. But Eri has inspired them again in 1975 and now we can learn from them and we should be inspired by them now
            4, Stay out of Ethiopia? really how? while we are in Ethiopia. PFDJ is in Ethiopia now, it is our enemy, no less and it is the enemy of Tigray, we cannot stay out of Ethiopian, even if we wanted too. some reality check here, before looking for purity in a messy sitaution

          • Berhe Y

            Hi iSem,

            Your argument in this Ethiopian / Tigray issue makes no sense to me so there is no point in responding.

            Let’s wait for TPLF to free the Tigray people and we will wait for them to come and free us from PFDJ.

            Berhe

          • iSem

            Hi BY:
            TPLF does not need to free us, their demise is the start of PFDJ destruction. No one is predicting Tigray will succeed, though their cause is just, justness is no guarantee for victory

          • Abi

            ኃይልሽ
            Had you guys refrained from stirring your neighbor’s pots , የኤርትራ ድስት አያርም ነበር:: ኢሱም ተደላድሎ አይቀመጥም ነበር::

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Abi,
            But..but..we had no saying on that. The guy who burnt your pot is the same guy who is the best friend of Bahr Dar boys.

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear brother MM,

            Whose friend? Bahir Dar boys?

            KS..

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Hey KoKhobay,
            Issayas & Atshma party ofBahir-Dar.

          • Abi

            MM
            You are not paying attention.
            My pot is not burning. You are busy stirring it for me while yours is burning.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hailat-TG,

            “ We all come together when we respect one another. Not when we stir our neighbor’s pot.”

            Man! Saay was right when he said to you that “you are full of surprises”. You have many quotable expressions. Keep up brother.

            Regard

      • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

        Berhe,
        I would have of thought Aregay Hagos would be their buddy. This guy has flip-flopped dozen times. Oh, I forgot, he was known ወዶ ገባ. I also happened to know him when he was in Oakland,

        • Berhe Y

          Hi MM,

          Aregay Hagos beef with them is done called them the best Eritrean media and he felt left out.

          Berhe

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Hi Berhe,
            The guy is wishy-washy but the only credit I give hime is that he is an advocate Eritrea’s muslims.

            N.B. Saba, the master of down voter is in the house!

          • iSem

            HIMM:
            You mean Saba, the witty and wizard of kerbe and lhtiit.? She is much missed

    • iSem

      Hi TG:
      I head one stupid editorial from AAn news, but am not still sure who they ar. You also confused me by linking AAn and Akkriay uprising,

    • Abi

      ኃይልሽ
      አኒ በዴ! አኒ በዴ! አለ ኦሮሞ
      I was thinking of taking a year long sabbatical to give this website a long over due relief. I changed my mind thinking that you will have nobody to give hard time to:)
      I like many people in this nation that I can’t take a sabbatical.
      I care less about what AAN said or will say in the future. I deeply care what My nation aka Awate says now or in the future.

    • Berhe Y

      Dear HaileTG,

      Ok I think I heard the video you are talking about titled “ናይ ሰራዊት ህወሓት ዝዓበዩ ዓወታት ልዕሊ 80 ክፍለሰራዊታት ደምሲሶም።ልዕሊ ሓደ ሚልዮንን ሓደ ሚእትን”.

      I think a proper description and and disclaimer would have been appropriate to differentiate if this is editorial by the network as you are implying or “an opinion” piece by a contributor.

      Listing to the video, it appears to me it’s not an editorial but rather an “opinion piece” of someone. He kept referring “ane or I” and he is saying “Tefiekum etc”, which I think is an individual contributor and is not an article of the network.

      If this individual thinks there are Eritreans who are under the payment of “TPLF” working against the interest of Eritrea, who are you to say this is not true. The best you can do, I think is to challenge him / her to provide evidence.

      I am sorry to say but it seems to me you have a purpose and a reason to discredit them. Otherwise I don’t think you have missed the point.

      • haileTG

        Selam Berhe,

        Great you heard it. And yes, a program presented in the show is the responsibility of the few guys who run it. It is not a mega national media, just a youtube channel. I have a purpose to air my disagreement. I do this freely because I trust all deqi Ere, I don’t look beyond what is written or said. The fact that they said no war is happening in Tigray at the very day civilians were bombed discredits them more than anything I can say. calling people sell-outs was the excess icing in the cake. We should have faith in doing right above protecting friends.

        • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

          ሳባ
          ካብ ሕጂ ጀሚርኪ down vote ‘ተጌርኪ ውሽሚት [ናይ ሰዓይ ክጥቀም] ናይ ህግደፍ ምዃንኪ ተፍልጢ።
          ምዃን’ኳ ‘ንዳ ህግደፍ ሕፍረት ሼጥኩም ካብ ትበልዕዋ ሰላሳ-ዓመታት ጌሩ ‘ዩ።

        • Berhe Y

          Selam HaileTG,

          I am not friends with AAN media but I will try my best to befriended with them. As I said to you earlier I feel at him with the quality of the guests and with the message they represent.

          I don’t who they are and how many they are, I do think they clearly represent my views at this time. ካብ እንዳ ዐዋተ እንተሓከልኩ አበይ ከም ዘለኸድ ንእግረ መንገደይ ክሕብካ ኢለ እየ::

          ገጋ ይኽልአለይ እምበር : አኽርያ እንዳ ሐወስካ ሐዋዊስካ ዘይተጻሕፈ እንዳንበብካ ዝተጳሕፈ ጥራሕ እየ ዘንብብ ምባል ትኽክል ኮይኑ አስመዓንን:: ነገር ድልይል በትሪ ሀሰውስው ድዩ ዝብል ሳልሕ

          I still think it’s an opinion of someone and not editorial of the site. They never used “we”.

          • haileTG

            Haha good one Berhe Arkey!

            I am glad you stand with those you approve of. Akria is their name and doesn’t exist in Eritrean opposition except in their youtube channel. Enlighten me if you know better. But do you not think it would be prudent for you to criticize them and ask them apologize than encourage them in their error? How could they deny Eritreans are dying in Tigray right now by implying it when they claim there is no war in Tigray?? I don’t want a government in Eritrea that I can’t challenge, be it from Akria or Hadish Adi. Nay tifozo poletica aygidn Berhino.

          • Abi

            ኃይልሽ
            What is Arkey? Is it related to Arkia?
            Is Berhe from Arkia ሰፈር ( የአርኪያ ልጅ)?

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Hello Abi,

            Arkey means friend in Tigringa.

            You are a worthy opponent thanks to your social awareness and wit.

            Where Berhe is from won’t add anything to the discussion. 🙂

          • Abi

            Hello Metshaf Jigninet
            Thanks for your help.
            I’m not sure if I’m a worthy opponent. I’m definitely sure that I can’t call you መፅሀፍ አርከይ . ከመፅሃፍ ጏደኛ ሆኜ አላውቅም:)

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Hey Abi,

            Haha! 😁

            There are many things that can’t be learned through studying. Certain abilities we possess are gifts that we are born with, like your talent for instance. You were obviously joking, but I wanted to add to it. 🙂

          • Abi

            Hello MJ
            You gathered all the Jigninet in the Metshaf to shower me with praises.
            It takes a Jigninet to praise a worthy opponent:)
            የቀንየለይ አርከይ!

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Hey Abi,

            Haha…

            I personally believe everyone is gifted somehow though. However, some know their gifts and use it to their favour whilst others are totally oblivious to their gifts.

            Also, some get support to develop their gifts whilst some have been shunned and had their advances sabotaged at every turn.

          • Saleh Johar

            Dear All,
            You can find anything of significance at awate. Here is the background to Al-Dia’a school (it’s in Akhria neighborhood but it’s call Al-Dia’a)

            http://awate.com/the-torch-is-dead-long-live-the-torch/

          • Bayan Negash

            Thank you Ustaaz Saleh for sharing the facts about the history of enda Ustaz Beshir, aka Al-Dia School. It is interesting how facts can evolve or devolve overtime. This one hasn’t even been four years, how quick we forget. Here is a little reminder to those who might have forgotten about a 93 year-old-man who stood tall against tyranny.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VTBRUZfeGs

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother BN,

            With due respect, the link you attached has nothing to do with what we all talking. We are discussing weather we should be in side of those criminal devils of war or with Tigrai forces. Say your stand and clear it please.

            KS,,

          • Bayan Negash

            MerHab KS2,
            What stand might that be exactly so I can decide whether or how to respond?

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear NB,

            Very clear,

            KS,,

          • Bayan Negash

            KS2,

            “Very clear.”? To you it might be, not this person who is asking you.

          • kokhob selamone2

            NB,

            Then go and read, from the very help me and try to understand it. Done from my side please,

            Regards,

            KS,,

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Abu Salah,

            The betrayal of Eritreans to continue the defiance of Abona Haji Mussa will be remembered as one dark spot in the annals of Eritrean history. The hero lit the torch of defiance in the heart of our capital city. But the inhabitants of the city have failed to pick the torch from the ground to lit the relays of torches in the other cities of ours. Rest In Peace our exemplary hero.

            Regarf

        • Metshaf Jigninet

          Hello Haile TG,

          So, I listened to it and can understand why you find the video provocative. Likewise, as Berhe stated, the Akhria uprising was completely unrelated to the content of the video and minimising it doesn’t benefit either camp.

          Friendly fire?

          “Friendly fire is an attack by a military force on friendly or neutral troops while attempting to attack the enemy. Examples include misidentifying the target as hostile, cross-fire while engaging an enemy, long range ranging errors or inaccuracy.”

          • haileTG

            Hey MJ,

            I got it, Two wrongs don’t make a right! But, but but…to have such a glorious name as AAN and broadcast that the Tigray war only is happening in Eritrea’s sell-out websites? On a day civilians are bombed? On a day God knows how many Eritreans would have died in the active war?? What is more grave? Minimizing Akria uprising or the carnage going on? In the off chance they see the problem here, I wish they do better editorial job next time.

          • Metshaf Jigninet

            Hey Hailat,

            The way he is talking I sincerely hope it is the way Berhe explained it, as in not an editorial. Some elements in the video are extremely distasteful. Such as the drone at the end, and the childish belittling of Getachew Reda.

            Point is, you should’ve attacked the commentator and not the Akhria uprising. This is not a religious issue, nor is it an ethnic one.

            At least Abi gets to enjoy himself…. =)

          • Bayan Negash

            Selam MJ and HaileTG,

            What is gained by minimizing any opposition to the regime as MJ alluded? Didn’t you tell us to refrain from a foreign affairs not long ago? Surely, aan has its shortcomings. I completely agree with you, there was a time when I listened to their show that left me aghast. They definitely need seasoned editorial help.

            And then you interspersed the akhriya uprising which has no connection whatsoever here. I know neither Syed nor Mateos. But I happened to notice when they came to the scene, during the akhriya uprising. Now, does that necessarily mean they are from there, not necessarily. I don’t even know if these two names were the ones who started it or it evolved to where the two of them are now in charge. Any which way you look at it, kbur haw HaileTG, don’t you get tired when you hear people undermining the GiE or Yiakil. Why must we do the job for the regime when it has sufficient resource to collectively undermine us all.

          • haileTG

            Hello friends MJ and Bayan,

            I think the Akria issue was tangential as it is related to their attributes- even namely. I for one don’t have anything against all oppositions including AAN media and the rest. I also don’t pander to group think. The key issue was far important to the peripheral issue of which seems important. Although, I am greatly inclined to peaceful understanding to resolve issues, I wonder how a weak debator would have been overcome by such push back instead of holding the offensive issue to account. I know our recent history is replete with stubbornness on ideological lines. If I had fully unloaded based on my raw reaction to the broadcast, it would have been more unpleasant. But, I chose the gentle approach and surprised to say the least. If they are not responsible to what was said then that is a problem. How do we know whichever to pick as their position? I don’t know how or why Haw Bayan wishes to compare this with what was covered about our use of words in the previous posts? Did I use something offensive, in wording? Anyhow, calling Eritreans sell-outs hits hard for me, it is disappointing that such is put in the back burner to argue minor side issue. Meskerem spent his years calling Eritreans sell-outs till his recent flipping over. Now we have this. If Akria issue is the main problem with my point, rest assured I have great respect for them and feel free to update your take on that. Ente AAN media gin, hijiwn eeh deA..nsomsi

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Dr Beyan & Haile-TG,

            If we are unable to condemn collectively what the regime is doing in the Tigray region, and if we are not outraged when our kids are forced and sent to be killed in the ethnic war of Ethiopia – which has nothing to do with our national interest, then it means there a lot of homework to be done in our plate before we talk about a collective resistance against the regime. We Eritreans still don’t have a common understanding how to coexist in that prescribed land of ours. The regime is exploiting those social rifts to his own interest to the existent they are playing with the lives of our kids. Damn! We can’t even understand this simple things.

            Dear colleagues, look what we are talking. Instead calling the Eritrean troops from Ethiopia to spare the lives of our kids, we are talking about regional peace and about regime change in the autonomous Tigray region of Ethiopia – to resuscitate the Ethiopian empire to save it from crumbling. Just think for a moment about our “words and actions” at the cost of youth even if we lost our sympathy for the people of Tigray in their dire situation. Imagine if it happened this catastrophic war of conspiracy to our people and how we will feel about it. As the saying goes “there is time for everything”, there will be a time for the people of Tigray to come out of this crises and shine in the region.

            Lastly, as it was right for us Eritreans to launch our army struggle when the our social contract (federal arrangements) abrogated by the Ethiopian empire, it is the right of Tigrians to fight back for their autonomy, when Abiy and his alliance – the Amara elites try to abrogate the social contract (the federal arrangement) of the nations and nationalities (the social group of the empire). People have the right for self determination if they want to.

            Regards

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Amanuel
            I usually reserve my reply to only smart people. Today, I made an exception to respond to you.
            Whether Tigray is gone or stay in the union, they make absolutely no difference in the well-being of Ethiopia.
            Ethiopia will never crumble just because Tigray leave the union.
            Eritrea is a great example.
            Now, until you deflate your balloon, I will go back to trimming the hedges along the property line.

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Aman,

            Very true, we Eritreans are suppose to launch our united armed struggle against our devil and against his baby Abiy and sure the Tigray are doing the right thing. People fight always against this type of cleansing and our struggle was similar during Derg and the emperor.

            What a shame, few among us are talking about peace, while supporting the crime still done in that part of our region while the crime is going on. But, Tigray will sure won this very critical war. And very soon this will be materialized and we will see what our face will be.

            Soon, they will hand over to us those captured during this very shameful war, I am certain and sure.

            KS,,

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            Your expertise is limited to belittling PMAA. እንደ ቆለጥ አታጨብጭብ!

          • kokhob selamone2

            Brother Abo,

            Ha ha እንደ ቆለጥ አታጨብጭብ!?

            KS,,

      • Metshaf Jigninet

        Hey Berhe Y,

        Thank you for sharing the title, so myself and the readers can research the subject at hand.

    • Abi

      ኃይልሽ
      You are outperforming Alula Solomon lately. It is time you slow down on the distribution of the TDF pamphlets.

      • haileTG

        Hey Guad Abi,

        That is a smart Alec premtive attack! Look Abi, Is every thing OK down south? As it has been slow evening for comments last evening, I was checking youtube (fake video), the captured ENDF men are in thousands and the military equipment handed over with c-130 shot seems like $ millions. Is it worth the fight? Don’t worry wedime, talk from the heart:) woche gud never seen so many captives in one place.

        • Abi

          ኃይልሽ
          A great thinker like yourself said, “ It is easier to fool people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled.”
          Mark Twain.

        • Samuel

          Selam Haile TG,
          As the saying goes – “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

          In 1991 before Derg collapsed (officially), the Derg leaders (mostly Amhara elites) were denying the collapse of their army at various fronts, until the last minute they have been denying the loss, to the contrary they were telling the public that “Woyane and Shaebia has been buried”.

          When it comes to Amhara elites and PFDJ leaders/sympathizers, it is easier to deny reality than accepting the uncomfortable truth (psychologically it is uncomfortable to accept reality). They have been telling the world that Woyane has been buried 6 feet deep grave, it is difficult now to come out and say something to the contrary.

          To give you a context to see the level of their denial:
          So far 4 military aircraft and 1 helicopter has been shot down by TDF, even though the ENDF officials admit the crash, however they claim it was technical failure (all of them). Somehow all those aircrafts crashed due to technical failure when they enter Tigray airspace, denial at its finest!.

          Thanks,

          • Abi

            Samiti
            When you and people like you keep blabbering about the Amhara elite, the Tigray elite is throwing children in the fire.
            Do not trust People who keep cheering for you ( Tigray/TDF). They have got nothing to lose if Tigray burns to ashes or if Tigray run out of its young men and women. If I were you, I would suspect their motives. The more tigreans perished in the war, the more excuses they get to blame the Amharas.
            “በሬ ከአራጁ ይውላል ” ይላሉ አማራ ወዳጆችህ::
            It is time to start thinking realistically.

            As I promised you earlier, I will help you packing your ቅራቅንቦ if you decide to leave the union.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Samuel,

            “… ENDF officials admit the crash, however they claim it was technical failure..”

            I heard the official who said that and I was impressed by the reporter who seemed relatively fearless in her attempt to force him admit a plane went down regardless of the reason.

            That man was no doubt lying with no reservation including claiming that the prisoners shown in the media were not Ethiopian troops, but I wish the reporter followed up with the questions:

            1. Are you sending rescue team in case anyone survived?
            1a. Retrieve equipment for further investigation into the nature of the mechanical failure you claim to have been the cause?

            2. Did or why not any of the crew or passengers attempt to parachute once crash was eminent?

            Finally, to make all of us laugh a little:
            3. Do you know whether any civilians on the ground been hurt?

          • Samuel

            Selam Fanti Ghana,
            They shamelessly lie (ይሸመጥጡታል)😊, the thing is its ok to lie once or twice, but how could they lie every single day and get away with it. The scary thing is their supporters believe them every time they talk. ኣሁንማ ባጫ ደበሌም መዋሸት ደበረው መሰለኝ ጠፋ (ባጫ ነብሲ ምሕሳው ደቢርዋ መሲሉኒ ጠፊኣ).

            To add to the laugh thread, here is the trainee of Bacha Debele (2 min video):

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVXY_V8ejec

            Thanks,

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Brother Samuel,

            I cant stop laughing, Ha ha ha..

            KS,,

          • haileTG

            Hey Samuel,

            TDF municipio need to go back to the new Mekelakeya stadium and do head count with face ID. My information suggests Bacha Debele is there, having been accidentally captured and too shy to introduce himself:-)

          • Abi

            ኃይልሽ
            ጀነራል ባጫ ደበሌ is having dinner with Putin at Kremlin.
            Glad I helped with the right information. It is becoming a full time job redirecting you guys.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Abisha,

            I had another clever አሽሙር like that of HaileTG’s “new Mekelakeya stadium” but አሳዘንከኝ፤ ሁሉም even our morning star ኮኸብ ሰላምም ሳይቀር ዘመቱብህ. Usually it is the other way around where I feel sorry for all those who have to deal with your አራዳ avalanche. የመጣ ይምጣ ብዬ እንዳልደግፍህ ደግሞ ነገ መግብያ ላይኖረኝ ሆነ፤፤ ኣይዞን ኣይዞን!

          • kokhob selamone2

            Dear Fanti Ghana,

            Ha ha ha,

            Please, read all including in my Jebena page, sure my way was the softest and reasonable. I never go high on this our Abo case. Anyhow thank you. You are the most loved participants. I love you. And I am interested to see you participating.

            KS,,

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Kokhebay,

            When I open a mini book store in Barentu…. I will name it “Morning Star Book Store” in your honor. Covid or no covid here comes a warm hug!

          • Abi

            Fantastic
            አብሽር ፋንትሽ ሃዘንህን በልክ አርገው:)

            ከአነጋገርህ እንደምንረዳው ” ዞሮ መግቢያዬ” ብለህ ያሰብከው ኤርትራን እንደሆነ ግልፅ ነው:: ጥያቄው ግን ኤርትራ መግቢያዬ ስትል ትግራይን ጨምረህ ካልሆነ እኔ ላይ የዘመተው አንድ ስፍር የተልባ ሰራዊት ወደ አንተ ዞሮ መንጫጫቱ አይቀሬ ነው::
            ደግነቱ ይህ ከራሥ አቢ ሙቀጫ የተረፈ የተልባ ሰራዊት ተንሸራቶ ሲበታተን እንጂ ተጋግዞ ሲቆም ታይቶ አይታወቅም:: ለክፉም ለደጉም ሙቀጫዬን አውስሃለሁ:: መልካም ጉርብትና ማለት ይሄው አይደል? ተጋግዞ መውቀጥ !!
            ይመችህ ፋንትሽ!

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ሰላማት
    ናይ ምስትምሳል ባህርያት
    ሳዕሪሩ
    ዘረባና ከምዚ ተገበረ ጥራይ ኴኑ
    ናይ ተሳዓርነት መንፈስ ነጊሱ
    ወሊፊ ናይ ሽጋራ ምበር መሲሉ

    ፍታሕ ናይ ጸገምና ንዛረብ
    ዝሓለፈ ግናይ ታሪኽ ጥራይ ክንምገብ
    ሕጅስ ፍጊዕ ኢሉና
    ሽሮ ጥራይ ኴኑ መግብና

    BTW, quote ትገብርዎ ሓደ ወዲ ዓድና
    ኣስምዑና
    [ሓደ-ጻዕዳ ከምዚ በለ] ብዝብል
    ‘ኳ ጨኒና
    ኣየ ምሁራትና!

    ከምዚ ክብል ከለኹ ግን ጸረ-ፈላጣት ኣይኮንኩን።

  • said

    Greetings .

    “What is left after war is silence: The silence of the death; the silence of the debris; the silence of the birds! After war even the screams of sadness are silent because the pain is in the very depths of the soul!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

    The power of every dictator has two main sources: His psychopathic mind and the support of the very easily deceivable ignorant masses!

    Once upon a time millions applauded and supported Adolf Hitler; ignorant masses often cannot see the simple truths and evidently they do not have the ability to see the very clear ends! The stupidity of the ignorant masses has been proven thousands of times in the history! Each time they follow the wrong leader and in the end fall in the cesspool!
    Mehmet Murat Ildan

    Justification for Tigray civil war has taken many paths. like border war. All those paths were tainted and immoral, and all those paths led only to death and destruction. There was never a need for any kind of war;let alone between neighboring countries. War is ugly there is only a want for war. only war monger and psychopathic mind the like of our leaders desire war and they prepare for it years ahead . This hard fact is very disturbing to those who have been manipulated through fear to not only support and accept war, but to embrace the very concept of national pride and aggression. This I believe exposes the major failing of our society , as the killing of others is also the killing of the self and also human soul.

    When you are born in Eritrea and you know as well as I do that once Eritrea gets in your blood, it stays there for ever . And we all love our native land with all our heart. from its unique people and its varied culture and in love with the natural beauty of the landscape And you never experienced else where .Today when you visit Eritrea you feel deep waves of love and sadness at same time , you would continue to dream of Eritrea, we had once known. what was happening to our beloved country ,its is already irreparably changed for long time to come .
    Eritrean are now living in what feels like a chronic state of shock as things unravel in Eritrea at warp speed. Some have lost all hope, as it truly feels apocalyptic leaves them powerless and with a feeling of utter impotence. death by a thousand cuts. And people seem hopelessly divided, to some degree We’re less united today than we’ve been at any time since independence , regime compelled the subjugated and oppressed the people to think and believe as you want them to think and believe? more PFDJ government and power for the powerful IA , much less freedom for the subjugated. We know PFDJ’s narratives, We also know is not omnipotent . Due to IA policy divided by politics, religion and culture. public attitudes have in fact changed our society for much worst since 1991.

    Sadly, and despite the long years of fratricidal internecine wars; profound Social
    disruptions and societal Upheavals raising the aforementioned legitimate questions remain off limits as otherwise are most warranted to be at the very center of a shared wider public debate and open political discussions.

    Admittingly, resigning to centuries, rather a millennium-shaped collective political culture and formulated denizens’ mindsets inspired by an archaic Divine Rule of the NUS ,masses learned to acquiesce to the familiar. Raising a legitimate question of “What’s After” as with regard to the “Good Governance System” that ought to follow prolonged civil strife is generally perceived by generally conditioned public minds as an anomaly, an aberration, a cacophony, a twisted logic of the order of things and an invitation to new insidious disruptions to social peace, national security and, in general, to political stability resigning to the status quo.

  • saay7

    Selamat Burhan:

    I often ask myself “why hasn’t Eritrea produced the ‘Great Eritrean Novel’, despite its rich and colorful past?” and after decades the answer I console myself with is that greatness is Wo/man meets moment and the Great Eritrean Novelist is not born yet. It never fails that every time I read you, and Aklilu Zere, I say well yeah they are born but they are too modest to attempt it.

    Your novellas introduce us to a world far away yet identical; to pompous characters celebrated and prophets estranged. I wish you would write more often.

    None of us are perfect, and I thought the litany of tragedies do not support but take away from the story since the people least traumatized by tyranny (Americans), undergo similar tragedies and worse. But the most insightful is how victim is of tyranny, so disempowered from overthrowing the tyrant, nurture indifference and contempt to fellow victims of tyrants. Malcolm X memorably defined that as the difference between the house negro and the field negros, but he didn’t take it further as you have to describe the intra-house and intra-field negro.

    Thanks for the psychology class, Professor Burhan!

    saay

    • haileTG

      Hey saay,

      Taking the liberty to assume your Educator background, I wonder if you’ve come across a 1970s Brazilian writer Paulo Freire who is best known for his book Pedagogy of the Oppressed. The book was banned from US classrooms for a decade or so, nevertheless, it ended up being one of widely translated and published around the world. As you can perhaps decode from the title, it is a revolutionary, transformative philosophical look at education vs empowerment. It delves into the “culture of silence” that traps the oppressed class. It argues “the culture of silence eliminates the “paths of thought that lead to a language of critique” in those under oppression. By rejecting the value of oppressors as models of practice to be emulated, he argues “the oppressed must be their own example in the struggle for their redemption”. I wish Haile S or MM translate this wonderful book into Tigrinya 🙂

      • saay7

        Hey HaileTG:

        You are a man full of surprises 🙂

        Yes I have but not as an educator but as an Eritrean trying to understand what colonialism (which is what tyranny was equated with back in my day) did to the mind of the colonized. The book if I am not mistaken is from the 1970s and since then, the decolonizers have pulled a hat trick: they have become the oppressors and called the freedom fighters neo colonialists. All I remember from the book is the importance of theory. “Just as an oppressor has a theory to oppress you” (national salvation, terrirorial integrity, national sovereignty, safeguarding nation from enemies within and without, ደመኛ ጸላኢና ወያነ: economic integration,……), the oppressed also needs a theory to be free. Theory precedes action. And the theory has to be as compelling as that of the oppressor.

        saay

        • haileTG

          Hey saay,
          ….along that line, what could be a better theory than the proposed GiE?

          • saay7

            Hailat the G:

            That’s our working theory 🙂

            saay

      • Haile S.

        ሰላም ሞኽሲ፡

        መጀመርታ፡ የቐንየለይ፡ የወርሓለይ፡ የዓምተለይ፡ የዘምነለይ

        ወሪዱኒ ኣነ ናይ ንባብ ኮብላሊ
        ዝምእርር ዘምጽእ ገለ መዐንገሊ
        በጃኻ ኣይትሃበኒ ካብ ዓቕመይ ንላዕሊ
        እዚ ኹሉ እንከሎ፡ ኣነ’ሲ ናይ ቋንቋ ፈልፋሊ?
        ተንታኒ ተርጓሚ እንሃለካ ኣንቃዕርር ንላዕሊ
        ልሒቀ ልሒቃን ባዕሉ ቡርሃኖቭስኪ ዓሊ

      • Fanti Ghana

        Selamat Haile TG,

        I have the book and it is one of my favorites, but translating it? I will happily hand it to Haile S, he will perhaps pass it on to MM, who in turn will attempt to consult with Beyan and Aklilu Zere, who will bring it back to you not knowing you started the whole thing, and finally, you will hand it to Saay with a smirk.

        The elephant in the room, Memhir SGJ, will have to be hired as executive editor though, and of course, Dr. Paulos as technical advisor… my train of thought just took me to an idea were I may be useful… daily lunch is on me!

        In a serious note, if there is the will, there are many well qualified Awatawian who can.

    • Burhan Ali

      Selamat Saay,

      I never lost sight of you since that day when you timely, then, when suggested to the opposition body to change gear and be humble enough to switch from the call for democracy into a call for Justice. I understood, also then, that you were in fact asking the camp to be humble, you were asking it to be clever, for Justice includes Democracy as a mechanism and it is easily perceived by all from “sefir to ghafir” as the Arabs would say. it was a smart call, picked up late and out of time.

      Today, like yesterday,the call for establishing a Government in Exile by you and other respected citizens is as novel and as smart as that idea of yesterday. the only difference is that the new Idea does not call for unanimity, that can wait a little bit, the little lady is very sick and about to die if the urgent surgical operation is postponed. what I am suggesting is that the government should be announced now by our educated, the lawyers, the Professors and the people interested in saving the little lady. the people, who, at this point in time would call themselves a government in Exile will be so immediately, and will have a legitimacy level equal if not higher than the ignorant people in Adi Halo. Napoleon said that he found the crown of France in the mud and he just picked it up and put on his head, In Eritrea today, legitimacy is lying down in the mud waiting to be picked up, the mad man in Asmara and his cronies are really weak and fear stricken, that is why they are so cruel, for, fear is the mother of cruelty as Montaigne, rightly, asserts.

      don’t worry about the Eritrean Novel, I assure you it is there, and I promise it will tell the story in all its majesty only now waiting for our Phd professors, advocates and lawyers to pick lgitimacy from the mud and chase the cowards out of our sacred land.

  • haileTG

    Merhaba Burhan,

    Thanks for a great read! I think the link between the PFDJ dictatorship and decaying moral values in our society at large may be to the nature of the dictatorship we have. We have a regime that traces its history to popular struggle. This makes it clandestine and hard to point it out in the many faces it appears. For example, most community organizations in the diaspora are co-opt to serve as a political mouthpieces and cash cows by due to their historical links to EPLF era of the struggle. Therefore, they effectively crippled the possibility of free organization by smearing any such attempts (to organize freely) as woyane implant and the likes.

    An individuals needs family, community and government to function effectively throughout their lives. The arrows that indicate this relationship point both ways. The individual influences the community and the community influences the individual. Then the community influences government and government influences the community. With a sick government that poisons the community, a poisoned community poisons the individual and the reverse traces its way back, i.e. poisoned individual affects community and poisoned community also poisons the government. It is a vicious cycle. Empathy is what has been destroyed early on because a society that lacks empathy internally and externally can’t be expected to grow loving, caring and supportive environment to thrive. Empathy being the ability to see oneself on someone else’ shoe, leads to empowerment of the people to become agents of positive action in their communities. The opposite is self centered, greedy and short sighted mentality that is besieged by paranoia which equates his/her success by the degree of failure imagined in the other.

    The Islamic faith is Eritrea’s large segment of cultural influence. I notice that charity is a big component of the Islamic faith. In the Orthodox Christian tradition what we have is Nigdet and it is fellow members of your church who would join in the free lunch. The Islamic tradition however seems to be open to everyone regardless of back ground. Therefore, the Islamic faith being (or ultimately becoming) a main influencer of culture in the society. the tradition of charity needs to be accentuated more, this way we can start to return to our natural sense of empathy and truly become keepers of our brothers.

  • iSem

    Hi Awatista:
    checkout a gripping interview in Erisat with Aman Berhane, the brother of the late Aaron Berhane, who died last month
    I almost included the link but I remember SGJ will be mad at me and I though better of it and removed it as I do have a sneaking sense that SGJ is mad at me 🙂
    Aaron Berhane’s epitomizes the life of an Eritrean family suffering under HS and Dergi and now under PFDJ our own. Oh I forgot I am wrong to include PFDJ as they are our own, But am lazy to delete it so consider this line as a deletion
    A family pays four of its sons and their son is chased and shot at by PFDJ and they go around and celebrate June 20. This reminds me of what My friend Dr.Sarah Ogbay once said to me in this forum: a high ranking PFDJ official who had an argument with his wife during grocery shopping and he slapped her in the market and then the same PFDJ official, a few days latter she spotted him celebrating women’s day sitting in the front row.
    I also remember what Sal Younis once said when he was talking about his family, which had 3 generations of its members in prison. There are families worse than mine.

  • The clip on the following link might help answer the several questions on the recent battles in Tigrai:
    https://business.facebook.com/137230829624044/videos/416845292667215/?t=1

    • Abi

      Hello Awate Administrator
      The above link answered nothing!!!!!!
      This link was posted by the former President of Mekele university. He promised a picture of a shot down fighter jet. Still waiting ….
      Anyway, Thanks for the good laugh!!!
      Have you noticed the guy who was shooting his AK 47 into the sky was chased by an order guy with a stick ?
      What am I missing?
      Hopefully, Awate will provide us with more pictures like a burning jet or tanks or captured soldiers or piles of armaments or something remotely show what the TDF saying is true.

      • haileTG

        Guad Abi,

        ere yiqrbh wendim! The return of Alula Aba Nega II appears spectacular so far:-)

        • Abi

          ኃይልሽ
          I know you are embedded in the TDF Air Force. You are not willing to share የጦር ሜዳ ውሎ with us. Not cool.

  • Brhan

    Merhaba our great Ustaz Burhan,

    Your articles are always very educational.

    Players look to their interest in politics. TPLF’s former leader, the late PMMZ, has always talked about how the Eritrean house is divided due to religion, geography, and ethnicity. He highlighted that narration when the PF(DJ) talked about how fragile Ethiopia is under the federal system.

    That kind of narration is still with the Tigray politicians, and TMH is indirectly publicizing it. It does not care if this kind of narration will create a rift among Eritreans or its objective could be making the rift. After all, what matters to it is the Tigrayan interest.

    As we condemn the war in Tigray and the Eritrean troop’s involvement, we have to condemn anyone, including TMH, that tries to create division among Eritreans knowingly or unknowingly.

  • said

    Greetings
    Burhan,
    Thank you for enlightening us. A lot of people worship their master freely .Leaving DIA aside he is in special league of his own. In Ethiopia many have their beloved heroes. They all treated like a king or they were real king . Many Tigrayan and some Eritrean believe late MZ was nice guy, a man worthy of trust, a really smart fella and he did so much for Ethiopia . And attributing to the development of Ethiopia. And many Ethiopian thought the late Yohannes , Manlike ,Tedros ,HSLS and even Mengistu Haile Mariam ,Ethiopian they are unlamented ,they were very insightful and intelligent, too, a truly patriot Ethiopian who knew what was what and how things were supposed to be in Ethiopia . in short Ethiopia is because them . All of them they were treated like royalty . Nonetheless, Today many Ethiopian believe they ‘d be in better hands and that Ethiopia with AAA as savor leader. He’d be at the helm soon . Before Abiy come to power, representing himself and yet to prove himself, Ethiopian nationalist currently presiding at Helm of power ? for most Ethiopian have a false hope it’s almost impossible to ascertain Abiy ’s true motivation … at least, not with any certainty. Ironically, and here as I am never was an advocate of Abiy, because of his failed policy, causing Tigrayans immense and incalculable sufferings from famine and hunger and millions of misplaced and sending Tigrayans refugees to Sudan .
    Those salve believed in their leader,are an iconic figures and the people they’ve influenced . Those are their heroes, We see millions of Ethiopian profoundly ignorant , ill-educated, ill-tempered, ill-informed , greedheads, religious hypocrites, and morons. They are absolutely out of their minds, And so it goes. Dorothy Law Nolte’s poem, “Children Learn What They Live,”

    Ethiopian leaders non of them put a lasting positive change. non of them contribute to a more just, humane society , collectively they put injustice and cruelty and they put a structural forms of oppression and they slavery system of abuse, and injustice. None of them were committed to building more just and compassionate societies. They were good in creating ever greater inequities and injustices.so much for their beloved Heroes and their slave loved them for enslaving them .And then they are those who think they are free thinkers and above others they crown themselves and give judgment left and right ,who is right and was wrong according to them , and when you point to them their hero criminal wrong doing the go nuts ,how do you dare , they also suffer from salve mentality but they seem not to know it but they can point to the other and never try to see to themselves ?

    Their adoring leaders have criminal record, which is not in hiding, it is in plain sight for those willing to look, you will find unmatched record of mass-murderous, terror inflicted upon innocent people and killed millions of their subjects. They were bloodthirsty and they still are.

    It is difficult, sometimes, to think and wrap one’s mind around the extent of the savagery Ethiopian has unleashed on its own citizen ,to Eritrean and the for no reason Ethiopia invaded Somalia and killed thousand of Mogadishu residents. Ethiopia refused to issue an apology or to acknowledge the massacre and unleashing mass carnage . The imperial decimation of Somalia have proving themselves . It was an opportunity to demonstrate Ethiopian’s unrivaled power under their wise leader with Washington’s approval and backing, it was simply a one-sided massacre of tens of thousands of people who had no ability to fight back or defend. Just like what is happening now in Tigray ,the same that happened to Somalia. Different time different leader. For those who are dead people and those who survived it is irrelevant to make any comparison about leaders. With all due respect, it is transparently false comparison to make and for some it is.

    Sadly what we see in Tigray is much worst ,to maximize suffering of Tigrayan people in Tigray , Ethiopian government is blocking economic and humanitarian assistance to Tigray it had devastated: “No degree of cruelty is too great for Ethiopian government sadists.” we have seeing this before . The civil war still go on and on and on some more death with terrible tales of unimaginable horror and more mass death will be inflicted on Tigrayan people . Ethiopian suffered greatly at different time during the last and the present century..

    But we no matter how small number we are ,we take at least small comfort committed to building more just and compassionate societies. from knowing many of us think differently. the importance of knowledge and education is not just one of the greatest honors for all of us , but also a powerful example that when we inspire others to have agency, they become agents of change. So let’s treat each other as people capable of making a positive difference.

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam Burhan,

    Your piece highlights as to how a victimized slave of tyranny hates his fellow slaves – a classic explanation to what is happening to the people of Tigray. The following excerpt from “the nature of despotism” – a translated passage by you is a take home lesson for me.

    The victim “harbor hatred to his fellow slaves because they are an aid to the scourge of tyranny over him; he loses his love for his country and left ever eager to escape it because he is denied a secured settlement in it.”

    Good reading as usual. Thank you.

    Regard

    • Burhan Ali

      Selamat, Brother Amanuel

      Thank you for reading the article.

      No, the book is not translated into English, as far as I know. But, if time and energy allow, I will translate some chapters of the book and perhaps awate.com will be, as it always has been, generous to accommodate for the translation. from there it is only a small step, for the gifted like Haile S, to take it to Tigrigna readers.

      • Haile S.

        Selamat Burhan,

        First thank you for the exquisite analysis of events especially of the so called media, you did in this piece.

        Second, let me put it bluntly. There is nothing as sweet as the Jeberti tigrigna. I know taste is personal, but I am not exaggerating. I suspect their knowledge of arabic helps them to find closest unaltered expressions in tigrigna so easily. You might not perceive it youself, but frankly, there is a different aggreable tone when a Jeberti speaks tigrigna. I am sure that will translate in writing.

        While at it, let me also express my admiration for your knowledge among others of Russian writters. I am of the generation m’as-tu-vu (show off) who started to handle serious books like Dostoyevsky et al following the conversion of Ethiopia to socialism. Our show off generation was interested in being seen with the big books and collect volumes of Mao (cheap), Lennin, M & E (more expensive). I didn’t collect these😁. Later because of french influence, I started reading here and there Turgenev’s small novels or essays.
        Please continue to write!
        Best regards

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Ustaz Burhan,

        With you and people like you, we will make Awate the school for life. I look forward to come often with your educative pieces.

        Regard

  • woldu hadgu

    God bless you brother Burhan. It is concise article but very enlightening to the mind, heart and soul. It touched me so deeply I reared it many times so it stays lodged within me. The beauty of TRUTH is, it is simple, straight forward and does not require embellishment. It might not immediately cure the disease but it initiates recovery. It is like the light of dawn which gets brighter every hour.

    We are in a mess whose effect is incalculable and tragic. But if we stay vigilant and diligent it is not insurmountable.

    It is in this historic moment that we have to show our empathy and compassion to the people of Tigray so they don’t fall in the pit we are in. Love Thy Neighbor is the second highest Commandment.

    Healing starts with Love, Kindness , Compassion and Justice.

    • Burhan Ali

      Selamat Brother Woldu

      I am wholly for love and compassion and Why! it has to go first to the brother and the neighbour! he who doesn’t feel the pain of the neighbour is one with destitution of the soul, bankruptcy of the spirit: an absolute fall. the plight of the people of Tigray at this time is a deepening of our own plight. any one who doesn’t see the injustice imposed on the people of Tigray is simply a devil and an addition to the twin Abiy and IA. And any one who sees injustice committed and turn his face the other way is Satan in disguise!

      You are absolutely right as to where healing starts, it is love. I may not be qualified to be a follower of the great man who is sanctified by many in our home, but I am, doubtlessly, his admirer; he is the man who identifies love with god, he said :

      My heart can take on
      any form:
      a meadow for gazelles,
      a cloister for monks,

      For the idols, sacred ground,
      Ka’ba for the circling pilgrim,
      the tables of the Torah,
      the scrolls of the Qur’ān.

      I profess the religion of love;
      wherever its caravan turns along the way,
      that is the belief,
      the faith I keep.

      • Saleh Johar

        Ahlan Burhan,
        Today I read your article for the fifth time and every time I read it I came out with more nuggets. What you didn’t write explicitly is more that what is on the article. A powerful presentation that helps us do g deeper. You are the Guru of awate and you have always been, starting from your article Shangrilla is so many years ago.

        I lived Russian writers but your influence made me fall in love with its depth and similarity with our situations. Thank you so much and please keep them coming. Also, take Saay’s call seriously, I strongly agree with his suggestion.

  • Simon Kaleab

    Selam Burhan,

    The conclusion of your article: Isaias made me kill my girlfriend.

    Not convincing!

    • iSem

      Simon: welcome back
      Yes, people have choices. I always have a problem when say the whites made Rwandan’s killed each other because of the the colonization: at the end of the day a sane human be has a choice, right and wrong are written in our hearts to paraphrase St. Paul

      • Metshaf Jigninet

        Hello iSem,

        I fear you take mental illness too lightly, or have been spared from hardships in life. If so, good for you.

        You wrote that “a sane human being has a choice”. They have obviously lost their sanity, iSem.

        Mental illness for a long duration will even cause bodily harm. Reduced cortisol levels, among others, is a sign of being in a fight or flight mode for a significant duration. Being in that state for years, perhaps your whole life, will affect you in ways that are difficult to fathom. If you bleed, you heal. However, a mental scar will last a lifetime. I hope you take it into consideration.

    • Burhan Ali

      Selamat Simon,
      No narrative convinces 100% of the people and mine is not not an exclusion. even Prophets cannot convince !00% of the people. it is enough for me that some one like you have taken notice, that was my aim and purpose. Thank you for reading.

      • Simon Kaleab

        Selam Burhan,

        Prophets are irrelevant, we are not in the stone age. You need to prove your assertion using statistical correlation.

        • Burhan Ali

          Selamat Simon,

          I believe your cognitive and philosophic threshold is not as high as you think. your disapproval of religion is definitive of such a level. may be you don’t know, but even the roots of physical science stands on belief only, exactly like religion. if you don’t know that until now, I propose you read a little bit on the theory of knowledge and the origins of physical science. I also would like to advice you to read what people write not what you think they have written, I didn’t appeal to prophets for proof to my arguments, I only said that prophets who managed to win people to their arguments ( and you cannot deny that, because there are Christians and Muslims by the billions) could not make 100% of humanity their followers and that is a true statement by the validated by the fact that you are one of them who think that their instruction are not modern enough and that they belong to the stone age. I am not defending religion and you are not as scientific as Einstein who didn’t belong to your class of modern men of knowledge. I would also point, while I am at it, and advice you to read a very modern great American and one of the fathers of modern psychology, William James, and read a little in his ” varieties of religious experiences” which may introduce some humility into your haughty statements. one more point to add here is that when you tell me about statistical correlation I smell ” Probability” and that has a different smell than absolute truth. have a nice day

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Burhan,

            Now, you are saying something is true (or right, or good) because many people agree with it.

            By the way, your original unproven assertion (‘Isaias made me do it’), still lacks credibility.

          • Burhan Ali

            Selam Kaleab

            lacking credibility? to whom? to you? you are one more proof to what I already have pointed!

            ‘hshukh shukh’ is not a game for the grown-ups, so if you have a case to criticize collect yourself, come up with an article and say it loudly.

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Burhan,

            You have the potential to be a president of Eritrea.

            Good luck!

          • Burhan Ali

            Selamat Simon

            I would rather accept your presidency.

    • Fanti Ghana

      Selam Simon Kaleab,

      I haven’t seen you for a long time. My recent absence is making the phrase “welcome back” very awkward for me to use, but there it is!

      The human mind, as complex as it is, one can train others to solve incredibly difficult mathematical problem with ease as well as convince others to commit mass suicide a la Jonestown with the proper manipulation of their environment.

      Based on the broader lesson of the article, the real question to ask is whether manipulations and/or fabrications of events have shaped a failed society or not. I hope you see it from that angle and pitch in a few ideas for us to learn.

      • Simon Kaleab

        Selam Fanti,
        I hope you are well.

        Most of these foul incidents are due to the stressful nature of living in foreign lands.