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Eritrea: Lobbyists Peddling Rumors as News

In recent days rumors swirled claiming that the Ethiopian government has facilitated a meeting in Ethiopia between delegates of the Eritrean regime and members of the Eritrean opposition organizations. Some political hacks have also promised to provide further updates.

So far, though the original source of the rumor mill is unknown, political hacks and lobbyists have been peddling a concerted campaign in social media by citing European diplomats as a source of the purported news.

In what seemed an attempt to give the rumors a semblance of credibility, others claimed that reliable sources informed them of a meeting that took place during the Eritrean delegation’s recent visit to Addis Ababa.

On Tuesday, June 18,2019, Yemane Gebreab, the Eritrean president’s advisor, and Osman Saleh, the foreign minister arrived in Ethiopia to offer their condolences to PM Abiy’s on the death of his father.

Though the Eritrean delegations was also supposed to attend an IGAD Ministerial meeting, it didn’t attend for unknown reason.

Gedab News reached out to Ambassador Haile Menkerios for comments as his name was mentioned as one of the individuals who allegedly met with the Eritrean regime’s delegation. The ambassador categorically denied that such a meeting took place, and that he does not know of any mediation effort involving Eritrean opposition members and the government.

Ambassador Haile also stated that, if the regime wished to enter into a dialogue with its opposition, it should openly invite all representatives of the Eritrean people and not attempt to cut deals with some groups or individuals to further divide the Eritrean people.

The Ambassador further expressed his doubt about Isaias and his regime, which he sees as irreformable, would ever consider entering into a dialogue to solve the national problems. He said, “the record of the regime has been to resolve all disputes and conflicts through brute force and confrontation rather than dialogue and compromise. I thus do not expect that same regime to change its nature now.”

On June 18-19, 2019, Ambassador Haile Menkerios attended The Oslo Forum, a conference on conflict mediation and peace processes, that took place in Oslo, Norway.

At The Oslo Forum, Ambassador Haile reiterated his view that the peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia stands ‘more for being against something rather than being for something’.  He explained his view stressing that there has to be a vision articulating the future relationship between the two neighboring countries and not just between the two incumbent rulers.

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  • bardavidi

    Hi all……..Menkerios is right when he says we should not expect any Reform or change while Isaias is in charge……..The very Idea that PFDJ is in charge of the Leadership is as Fictitious as it gets ……….In Reality what PIA says is the rule of the Law……….No one in the so called Party has any real Authority to excercise without his Blessing………….Even the Foreign Minister can not go anywhere without his Shadow in tow……… the Monkey………..Everyone reports to the Pharoah and no exceptions………….. Selah

  • mokie berhe

    Salam All. Watch closely the meetings that Hagos ‘Kisha’ will be having over the next few weeks. They are a tell-tale story on the future foreign relations strategy of PIA/PFDJ.

    • Berhe Y

      Hi mokie berhe,

      He is meeting with Chinese officials who convene forign dignitaries from all over the world. It’s not anything special, they do it every year, it was just that Eritrea was absent.

      Hadishuka niAka:).

      Berhe

      • Senay Zer

        Dear Berhe — mokie, like alex, like all fan boys/girls of pfdj, have no clue what gov of PIA is going to do, none. They like to try to pomp themselves so that they are ready to receive another dose of contempt from PIA. That is all.

        • mokie berhe

          Salam Senay Zer. Most within the many midiskal (those inside & outside Eritrea) do not support PIA/PFDJ and are potential enablers of change and these days they are becoming more collective in assembly and voice.. Asmara is a small city and while there is certainly no transparency in PIA/PFDH governance, things often get leaked out in one way or another. Here, the thing is, this room is full of digital TPLF, TPLF sympathizers and Tigrayans pretending to be Eritrean. Very few Eritreans feel comfortable in openly criticizing the regime in such company. I guess it is an inherent weakness of internet opposition forums in that they are getting invaded and divided by the wrong folks. Please do not rush to assume that all that vehemently criticize the TPLF and its sympathizers are supporters of PIA/PFDJ, as that would certainly be drawing a wrong conclusion.

          • Senay Zer

            Dear mokie — I also don’t understand why some people spend so much time and effort defending TPLF.

        • Alex

          Hi senay Zer,
          Why are you mentioning my name saying that I am one of the fan boys/girls of PFDJ and then we will call you TPLF apologist is that fair young boy. I think you are juvenile in your analysis. I don’t have any clue what PIA will do next or not. I defend Eritrea from TPLF apologist but am not her to defend PIA.

          • Senay Zer

            Dear Alex — Good question, why am I mentioning your name? You, like all PIA fan boys/girls, have outsourced your thinking capacity to the person who contempt you the most. I might as well ignore you and your insignificant self. Good bye 😉

    • Gerogee

      Mokie berhe

      I am as hard core support as they come. But, but the GOE or any country in Africa needs to know that they have to adapt to changing economic realities asap. The GRAY/black digital economy will make governments almost irrelevant. Local/indigenous business people are at disadvantage comparing to their Asian counterparts where the commercial laws are defined. Government should actively encourages capital movement.

  • Ayneta

    Merhaba Awate:
    It is now clear that the killings of the people in Amare kilil was a localized problem. The General had a long standing disagreement with the administration particularly regarding what to do with TPLF, he took things at his own hands and eliminated those people. That was not ”mefenkle mengist” at all contrary to Abby’s hastily concocted remarks.
    Could the next move be a daring military person taking over Ethiopia to the delight of Issaias Afwerki? I am certain IA would like a military take over in Ethiopia so that he can go back to his old pretext of ”we are in constant external threat”. The guy is in desperate lookout for anything that would justify his grip in power. I am worried any chaos in Ethiopia will work to IA’s benefit. I hope Ethiopians will keep their yard tidy and clean.

  • Selam All.

    Why is that everybody is pointing a finger at everybody else? The federal and regional governments are saying that a rogue general is at the head of the so called coup at a regional level. The amhara association in america is pointing a finger at the federal government, they have demanded that the federal forces leave the region immediately and more or less, they are presenting general asaminew tsige among the victims. As we said yesterday, some people in their turn were pointing a finger at tplf. An independent investigation, foreign and local, is the demand of the diaspora amharas. It couldn’t be more complicated. Let’s hope that more information will come out to day, if anybody is ready to believe it.

    • Teodros Alem

      selam horizon
      what u dogs been doing the last so many years was, lying, deceiving, sabotaging and so on .
      now u come here and ask “why is that every body is pointing finger at everybody else?, what a “hodam” mo..

      • Selam Teodros Alem,
        I had told you so many times that i hate to communicate with a psychopath. Why don’t you take your medication as prescribed by your shrink. It will help you communicate as a normal human being, and not as a rabid stray dog. I have heard that every village has its own madman. Is it possible to say the same thing for a website, when a lunatic sneaks in and tries to litter a respectful website? That is when the freedom of expression becomes a curse. Unfortunately, we have to put up with a lonely homeless guy like you who hates the world as he goes nuts day by day.

        • Teodros Alem

          selam horizon
          u r nonsense, u think u r insulting and u think u can hurt my feelings. what a ” lekesekes” dog, ur kind of dog is lessthan a fly for me.
          u work as a dog, for God sake.

  • Kim Hanna

    Selam Awatistas,

    Sorry my comment is not really connected to the article at hand. I am here, saddened and worried about all that is happening in Ethiopia.
    I wanted to express my sorrow and condolences to those affected, family and friends of those murdered Government officials. I have lost family members during the Derg period, as a large percentage of Ethiopians do.
    I am not also immune from worrying about another creepy “Mengistu” rising up from a cesspool of an unexpected corner.

    The structure and design of the Ethiopian Government have gone through major earthquakes and after shocks for a long time now and is still standing up. I hope it holds up some more, IT IS THE ONLY THING WE HAVE.
    A lot of hands from near and far are pushing and pulling.

    When Meles, the architect died, people from all corners of the country wept as if a family member passed away. They knew instinctively that they didn’t quite get to the promised land.
    The observation from afar at this time is the fact that the foundation and main structures are still standing and there is still hope that it will stand some more shock and aftershocks.

    Peace.

    Mr. Kim Hanna

    • Teodros Alem

      selam kim h:)
      u wanna know what ethiopia means? tigrai might go and dead and some other part of ethiopia mighy separate, but ethiopia always be there in a different form, it happens before, so don’t confuse urself. worry about ur tigrai.

  • Paulos

    Selam My Good People,

    The nagging question that refuses to go away in light of the two murdered Ethiopian Generals is the whereabouts of the hero General Sibhat Ephrem. Why is the regime in Eritrea in a complete silence about him?

  • Nitricc

    Hi All; I was very intrigued why PMAA is so much worried about Amara for having special forces, so much so, he demanded the forces to be abandoned. This is the very reason of the weekend blood shade. Tigray have special forces it is not a problem for PMAA. Somalia have special forces, it is a problem for PMAA. Oromo have special forces, it is not a problem for PMAA but when Amara tried to have a special forces under General Asaminew; hell broke through and all blood shade followed. WHY? I am glad you ask, it turns out PMAA is caught in a video saying in Oromo language አብይ “የአማራ ብሔርተኝነት ለኢትዮጵያ ስጋት ነው ” what is even troubling the TPLF thugs think the same way. on this regard, I think the End of Ethiopia is near!

    • Teodros Alem

      Selam Nitricc
      what do u think “amara behirtegn’net” means? and what do u think “ethiopia behietegn’net” means?
      If u know the meaning of those 2, u will not be confused by 3A remark.
      2nd, where did u got the information about amara spacial force talk? not everything in the internet, youtube and even a gov rhetoric don’t mean true, try to match the rhetoric with the reality and if it doesn’t match ask why.

  • iSem

    A country Needled together from rags will not stand.

    Selam All”
    The latest bloodshed in Ethiopia is not the disease, it is the symptom of deeply rooted malice that will eventually end in the disintegration of Ethiopia.
    History is rhyming in Ethiopia and soon it will repeat itself as it often does. Though the human history is littered with violence and bloodshed for mostly for petty reason and for boosting the ego of a king or a maniacal dictator, the USA, Canada and Europe were able to overcome and got civilized and despites it false narrative of 3000 myth of existence Ethiopia has failed to civilize itself first. From HS to Mengistu it has produced visionless murderess. 1991 was a hopeful year and the flawed ethnic federalism was the only way out and TPLF at the helm and as the core of EPRD failed to transition it. The success of the EF was accidental, because TPLF opted for its for self reservation and the people liked it as they flourished in their own culture and language that was dominated by the Amhara culture. But the Amhara having lost powered agitated and brought in Abiy Ahmed. A PM who want to talk out Ethiopia’s troubles with speeches from self help book and by emulating Barrack Obama.
    TPLF when they crate EPRDF, they learned from history that repression of by one Ethnic groups would not work and they would not be able to rule Ethiopia and thus not be able to self preserve.
    Abiye failed to learn from the flaws of TPLF.
    The solution for Ethiopia may not in the current configuration of one big country, granting divorce to these who want it maybe the best one, then when they are developed individually they can join the union in their own volition in a federal arrangement. Otherwise, these voice cycle with temporary cooling period will keep orbiting around Ethiopia

    • Selam iSem,

      If i may ask you, eritrea divorced from ethiopia about 30 yrs ago, do you call it a developed country?
      You said, “A country Needled together from rags will not stand.”. Does the same thing hold true for eritrea or not?
      Does the stick and the peace in eritrea give you a sense of complacence, or should you worry that it could be the calm before the storm, when IA is gone or about to go? Stagnation as we see in eritrea does not mean problem solved, nor does a society in motion mean disintegration. Better an active society which may bring change and a better tomorrow, than an inactive one which means hopelessness.

      • Nitricc

        If i may ask you, eritrea divorced from ethiopia about 30 yrs ago, do you call it a developed country?

        Hi Horizon; I think you are genetically dishonest. There were a freaking reason why Eritrean couldn’t breath, let alone to developed. And that reason is your country and your former master, TPLF thugs. They tried to reverse the independence, Eritrean stood and they bite back. They tried to break Eritrean spinal cord, Eritreans did the breaking. When everything failed, your dead midget set up a fake sanction against Eritrea where Eritrea was forced to lose almost every her youth. I do not know where to stop yet, you have oddity to ask that stupid question. If you guys leave Eritrea alone just for five years and come back and ask. come on man. You people tried to kill Eritrea for the last 25 years and the question should be how on earth did Eritrea survived?

        • Hope

          Spot on the 5* Star General!
          But Horizon was asking a wrong question for:to a wrong person!

        • Hi Nitricc,

          Do you really believe what you are saying above, or has it become a cliche that you repeat now and then? It is your master IA that has screwed the country and no one else. MZ and tplf were more eritreans than ethiopians, and that was the reason they said we fought for eritrean independence more than eritreans themselves, and allowed eplf to plunder ethiopia, 1991-1997. When the two thieves quarreled over sharing the loot, they went to war.

          The sanction was much more nominal; travel restriction of pfdj officials + arms embargo, and no restriction on development.
          You lost and still losing the youth due to the policy of your master and not due to ethiopia. You call them unpatriotic eritreans, electronic gadget hunters and you even denied their existence, dead or alive, once they left the country.

          Almost 20 yrs since the end of the war and nobody is bothering you and the with the bisha gold, where is the development. Since sanctions have been lifted what did your regime achieve? Nothing.

          I will give you fifty years and not only five yrs, and you will not make eritrea singapore or israel with words, because that is all the regime and its supporters have. After another five yrs, you will say the same thing. I hope you learn at last that the fault is not in your stars but in yourselves and your regime, and other people are not the problem, but the dictatorial regime. Free the people and you may have a chance. Under this regime and under these conditions, it is a dream that will never come true. You have got to call back diaspora eritreans to develop their country. Do you think they will trust your regime? I do not think so.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Horizon; again you are incapable of telling the truth. you said

            still losing the youth due to the policy of your master and not due to ethiopia

            If your backward country and the corrupted and illiterate leaders had accepted what they agreed for, there would be no reason for the youth to leave their country. Since you people don’t the rules of law and accepting the legal verdicts, that shows you what country and leaders you have. I know, you won’t get it, I just want to try. again Eritrea started nothing. Your illiterate leaders found out if Eritreans hangout in Addis and Ethiopia due their business savvy, the illiterates knew they can’t loot as much as they want if Eritreans are present. So, they had to figure out how to kick Eritreans out of Ethiopia, they did. they ignited the war and they kick Eritreans because they didn’t like the color of their eyes. ever since not only the bent you but they rapped you in board day light. Not only that they cashed you in for the China, very soon you be speaking Chinese while Eritreans speak Tigrigna with pride and dignity. And that is the difference.

          • Teodros Alem

            Selam Nitricc
            u r right war consume resource but democracy never been a factor for development, example, china, middle east, Cuba, apartheid south africa and so on.
            development is a combination of human resource + capital resource + natural resource + hard work.

          • Gerogee

            Horizon

            You are the epitome of willfully ignorant. What the hell are you talking about.

            We helped Woyane. You dimwitted Flatline. Plunder what? Your hungry children or the donkeys you were about to sale to china

          • Gerogee,
            It is really immaterial what you say, but who said it. People like you can not come up with a better thing. You say what you know, and what you have learnt all your life – trash. I do not expect anything better from you.

          • Gerogee

            Horizon

            You talking about “better things ” how about weaking up from slumber. Oh, I forgot, you are HORIZONTAL, as in FLATLINED. No pulse. Comatose. Did you forget your midget was peddling himself to the DEVIL, US, for a sanctions on a bogus charge that was proven to be a lie?

      • iSem

        Hi Horizon:
        I am not comparing Eri and Ethiopia, I was only talking about Ethiopia. When the topic is about Eri I will and I will not be soft because it is my country if that is what you are implying.
        Assassination and coup are motion, but it a motion for crashing into itself.
        Reason :history matters, you guys talk to no end of the EF, forgetting, that its saved Ethiopia in 1990 from imploding, your best days as a country were from 1991 to 2015. The problem was not EF, it was its longevity.
        And you are confusing me with likes of Nitricc who believe that becasue there is calm Eri, it is all good. Read my previous comments re eritrea

        • Hi iSem,

          I do not understand this point “The problem was not EF (ethnic federalism), it was its longevity.”.
          Once you put in place, how is it possible to remove it. Even today we know that it is easily said than done.

          • iSem

            Hi Horizon:
            I always believed that for both TPLF’s and Ethiopia’s to survive, it was smart for them to create EF, but it run its coarse and they were not nimble. They would have slowly structured it by geography, because it, if an Amhara lives in Tigray can join the party, if Oromo lives in Amhara region the same and so on and also the were unable to fend of the stigma of the minority rule, the mistrust that was created long ago predates TPLF, between th Oromo and Amhra and Amhara and Tigray etc. Complex problems need complex solution

    • Hope

      Selam iSem:
      Ere bakihin bele Amharay!
      So ,then TPLF was not an Ethno-centeric barbaric and Chavenist Regime,who led to the very mess Ethiopia is in?
      You conveniently skipped that.

      • Nitricc

        Hi hope; you didn’t expect Semere to talk about his country and TPLF about bad things, do you? You just have to remember that once a Dedebit always a Dedebit. He is all in Dedebitawian.

      • iSem

        Hi cousin Hope
        I did not skip, you skipped reading.
        I said this and pass this to the ONLY once brain celled Awatista.
        1. TPLF shrewdly created EPRDF for self preservation/survival.
        2. Then they failed to structured it while it was working for them
        3. Despite the moaning of the Amhara about the ethnic federalism, because they could not take it that they lost power and calling it minority rule, so was HS regime, so was Dergi.
        4. But EF saved Ethiopia, but it over-lived its use and the cracks widened and EPRDF failed and TPLF went home. They did not lose anything,
        5. Ethiopia with its over 70 ethnicity and languages is needled country, and is based on a myth of 3000 years story.
        I bet that our one cell robot will not understand even this simplistic, point by point formulation

  • Selam All,

    A general who was expelled from the armed forces by tplf seems to have said in his eulogy speech that the Chief of Staff had confided to him that he was being pressured by tplf. How important is this news? Who was the bodyguard?

    • Hope

      Seam Horizn:
      This is crazy.
      ” Yabede(swollen-not crazy ) hulu Yifenda “.
      Hinting who might be behind the assassination…
      So–the Addis and the bahir Dar sagas are separate incidents as Teddy alluded it?.
      Or the TPLF and Gen Asaminew conspired,which is unlikely for two enemies to work together ,but in dirty Politics–every thing is possible??

    • Amanuel

      Horizon
      There is no stone you have unturned to link this barbaric crime to TPLF(Tigray). Unfortunately for you it came from people whom their politics is based on hatred and revenge like your self. It is very dangerously disease and try to find a cure before you are driven to the same crime like G. Tsege.

      • Amanuel,
        Cure yourself first and we will talk about me later. You are prescribing drug right and left for everybody. Do you know your own disease and its treatment. I doubt.

  • Hope

    Hello All:
    Mr Nagy,the US Asst Sec of State for African Affairs, directly and openly blamed the TPLF in hiding for the tragedy in Ethiopia per his speech in S Africa.

    The Tegreyans are (allegedly)celebrating the Tragedy in Ethiopia per eye witness accounts.
    The Tigray Media and including Danie Birhane repeatedly targeted Gen SeAre as a Traitor
    DW reported that Gen SeAre was on a big pressure for siding with Dr Abiy and his Reforms.

    The PFDJ Officially requested to help /offered its helping hands for the Federal Govt of Ethiopia…..,which prob is already doing its known under-cover security business the same way it s doing in the Sudan as we speak.

    Note:
    The situation is so confusing and fluid and prob it is better to “seal” the debate on this issue temporarily.

    • Peace!

      Hi Hope,

      General Seare was a traitor not only for Daniel Berhane but for almost all TPF activists. They attacked him mercilessly when he ordered an operation to capture Abdi iley. Certainly he was under enormous pressure.

      Peace!

  • Gerogee

    Dear all

    Criss is opportunity. The current situation is no different. Last time Ethiopia had criss, the attempt killing of PMAA, resulted in…

    1. Arresting of Addis Abeba police chief who is WOYANE

    2. The removal of Getacwe Assefa, who is Woyane.

    In general both criss are actually not bad at all. Very important government position have been cleaned of the cancerous Woyane.

    • Brhan

      Hi Gerogee
      Your obsession with Woyane made you blind hardly to see other men in Ethiopia or to put it in Amharic ( Be Itopiya Yale Woyane Lela Wend Yelem Maleth New)

      • Hope

        Brhan:
        George is talking about the terrorist Weyane and its open Terrorism..against Ethiopia and Eritrea and their respective peoples,NOT about SebEnet or Wendinet of any.

  • Brhan

    Hello awatistas

    The difference between Eritrea and Ethiopia with regard to news such as shooting and killing army generals is transparency : in Ethiopia we know who is killed and by who but in Eritrea we do not know
    We do not know if General Sebhat Efrem was shot or injured or killed
    The philosophy behind media blackout on the wedi efrem issue has nothing to do with a culture of EPLF ( AWET REA SEE NOTHING BUT SUCCESS) because now we are not living in Meda
    PF(JD) is abusing this culture to cover facts surrounding Wedi Efrem and DIA policy towards raprochment with ethiopia

  • Ayneta

    Dear Awate:
    It is hard to know what exactly happened in Ethiopia. But one thing is for sure as corroborated by one of the participants who was in the meeting with the now deceased Amara kilil administrator. The killing was carried out by General Asaminew and his people. The general was personally there during the killing spree. The motive is yet to be disclosed, but from what I hear there was a deep mistrust and disagreement between the people who run the civil and military wings of Amara kilil. My guess is the incident is an isolated development pertaining to the Amaras. Not sure if it is linked with General Seare killing. But Abby’s rush to call it coup de dat was quite premature and suspicious.

    • Paulos

      Selam Ayneta,

      The message is clear. Unplugging the Weyanes was a cardinal error where there had never been lapse in intelligence gathering and no incident of any kind let alone killing of high profile people when the Weyanes were in power. One wonders what goes through Getachew Assefa’s mind when the nation is in turmoil where he could have nipped it in the bud if he was in charge. May the dead rest in peace and the living find consolation and strength.

      • Dis Donc

        Dear Paulus,
        The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. Humans by their nature like to oppress or even kill; be it for pleasure or self preservation. This is true in every society. If we take the US as an example there is a deep mistrust and hate in the greater communities. So what is making them live in uneasy peace is the system they build, kept on working on it, supplemented by the various security and defense forces. These forces are not run by individuals nor political parties, instead they are run by non political citizens vetted by elected civic and politicians. So I say way to go for you are here condemning the poor Ethiopians to live by an iron fist of Getachew and your beloved TPLF. As aunt Jemima known to have said when told about for what she had already known…I’ll burn my cake! That also says a lot about the future democracy that you and your buddies are trying to bring to Eritrea. In the end, you ain’t that much different from Isu-Chisu, after all. TPLF and it’s vestigial political parties had 27+ yrs to build a security system that should have outlasted well after they are gone. After all said and done, they were there for themselves like the ones before them; as they offered nothing but oppression…. But here we are, aren’t we?

        Personally, I liked your very first message of predicting Tigray’s future being with Eritrea whereby the former offering a political leadership and the latter economical. For this shows an ever truer color of yours. On many counts this doesn’t only show that you are not here preaching democracy but something else of ulterior. For one thing Eritreans will have to be consulted of Tigray joining them and offering a political leadership at that! You see where I am going? For now let’s forget deqi-metahits and see first if you can convince the Kebessans.

        Let me confess…. For all the good that this site has brought it is yet to expose a true Eritrean democrat. All we have seen so far is a bunch maroons trying to introduce new glories or bring back old glories.

        • Paulos

          Selam Dis Donc,

          If you are a big fan of “Soap Operas” or a voracious reader of “Airport Novels”, you would automatically assume that, the bodyguard may have had the hots for the General’s wife, as in you would conclude that it was “Crime Passionel”—as the French would say it. But if you live in the cruel and cold world, you would assume that, the bodyguard was not alone but part of a wider conspiracy to eliminate the General. Perhaps the objective being, the General was the last remaining Tigrean in real power or he was the strongest link in Abiy’s otherwise fragile State. Time as they say, is the hidden factor and it will rein in to tell us if the reason was the latter or far more deeper of the latter.

          Thing is however, we wouldn’t have had this particular thread flooding the Forum if again, Getachew Assefa was in charge simply because, he would have been one step ahead before the bodyguard jumped the gun. That was precisely the reason that, the nation much less high caliber personalities and power started their day safe and went to bed safe for the last 27 long years. That was the key. If the Florentine Machiavelli taught us anything at all, it is when he said, it is better for a leader to be feared than loved. Machiavelli certainly has a point when the loved Abiy gave Ethiopia more day light deaths and the feared Weyanes kept the nation safe. It is a matter of difficult but smart choice.

          P.S. Not sure what you meant when you said, “….a bunch of maroons….”

          • Dis Donc

            Dear Paulus,

            In a time where people are bereft with agony one first raises human-values and human-rights. Then proceeds to ask about why the system failed in averting, or even thwarting, these vicious attacks. Later on comes the recriminations. True to your color you jumped on defending TPLF (Getachew) which would have been fine, had they not been suckling on Ethiopia pretending to be ones. You see why that is offending for any observers leave alone Ethiopians who suffered under these blood thirsty leaders.

            I leave your dream of juxtaposing Tigray with Eritrea to Eritreans as I am not one, only that I am expressing my worry that things are not gonna be all rosy and if then it should be done democratically.

          • Hope

            Selam DD:
            Thought business is going well with you in Abiy’s Ethiopia after the blood suckers are quarantined in Mekele!
            We will consult you for your expertise and re-instate your Ethio-Eritrean Citizenship at least an Honorary one,in due time ,very soon in fact,as Eritrea’s business will boom and the sky shall be the limit!
            Stay around.
            We all have been victims of both blood sucking regimes in both nations.

          • Dis Donc

            Hepe nebsy,
            Their aga’azilandia stays in their figment of imagination. What blood sucker morons this dim witted Agames.

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Dis Donc,

          So in the US, the security and defense personnel are not hired and fired by the ruling parties whichever is in power? That is what you are telling us? We are living in US as part of the US citizens, we participate in their political process, and we know how the structural system works. Where did you get your information? Are you mixing your info with other systems you knew them? Get it right by asking knowledgeable informants.

          • Peace!

            Hi Emma,

            But that’s not the main point of his comment unless you are too sensitive to talk about what others in this forum have been suggesting TPLF 2.0 for Ethiopia and ትግራይ ትግርኚ for Eritrea.

            ኣበይ ኢኻ ትሕባእ when others call openly for Unity with Tigray?

            Peace!

          • Paulos

            Selam Abi Seb,

            You don’t have to include others. It is perfectly fine, you can say it straight up. It was only me in this Forum who put it not as an endorsement but as a possible scenario in the future where Eritrea and Tigrai for “all practical purposes” can unite under one nation.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Peace,

            I don’t hide. A person who is “an open book” to the public can not hide. Now what ever he has an opinion on the Ethiopian development, it remains his opinion, as we do have our opinion on it. Second, the issue of “ትግራይ ትግርኚ” is none issue to me and it has not leg in the Eritrean politics. I struggle for Eritrean independence I stick with “independent Eritrea”. Third, I was trying to correct him on his wrong understanding of the US structural system he tried to tell us. The rest is his opinion and remains to be his opinion. Dear Peace if your focus on his view you could deal with him. For me it is none issue for the Eritrean politics.

          • Dis Donc

            Dear Amman,

            “Non political citizens vetted by elected civic and politicians….” The elected party appoints. Now if you find anything wrong with this then I have nothing to say. I am not a fool like SAAY who immerses himself of arguing with you about useless theories of unitary system and others. These topics are meaningless exercises even by west democracies.

            As for your bragging of living and participating in wéstern democracies… I say to you that it is showing in making you devoid of humanity and “power at any cost” attitude. Way to go, though.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Dis Donc,

            What are you talking about “power at any cost”? Don’t be stupid. Know what you are talking and don’t cross the read line. Who are you to tell me about humanity after all? You don’t have any hint how the the system in the US works,

          • Dis Donc

            Amman,
            You have made yourself a self made clown and a dimwit. You are nothing but a political mistake to the poor Eritreans. Arrogant and moron.

          • Hope

            Holly Molly , Your Excellency Diplomat DD!
            Interesting conversation!
            Truth is bitter always!
            Tim/Suk Meritsna belet Shaebia!

            Aha… may be Hope was right.

            “Only 0.001% of your “ Science” is relevant to Eritrea and their problems”,Prof Dr SAAY declared to Ustaz Aman Hidrat!

            But let us cool down.

            Eta Zella Ab’A alla!

          • gebremedhin yohannes

            Selam DD
            what an arrogant hubristic person, live Eritrean and for that mater African maters to the people who belong their you are a negro Caribbean by your own words what are doing her?i
            G/Medhin

          • Dis Donc

            Aga’azian,
            Learn to write English first and come back. AmbeTa belita, agame.

          • gebremedhin yohannes

            Selam DD
            “AmbeTa belita, agame.” wow the linguistic brit
            really me ambeta belita agame so what the Caribbean boy .
            rubbish.
            I think some parasite have affected your brain.
            sorry
            G/Medhin

          • Paulos

            Dis Donc,

            I actually thought you were one cool dude. I didn’t know you would stoop in to a trashy low calling people “Agame.” Here is the deal: I am done with you. Pretend that I don’t exist and please don’t respond to my comments. ድርባይ!

        • Berhe Y

          Dear Disc Don,

          Do you think you are generalizing and being know-it-all and a little arrogant.

          Let me confess…. For all the good that this site has brought it is yet to expose a true Eritrean democrat. All we have seen so far is a bunch maroons trying to introduce new glories or bring back old glories.

          Berhe

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Berhe,

            He is a self-appointed Democrat who want to see like him in this website. Isn’t he stupid to call the entire forum a “bunch of maroons?” ዘገርም እዩ ገሊኦምሲ ዝዛረብዎ አይፈልጡን እዮም::

          • Dis Donc

            Amman,
            Here you are blowing nothing but hot air! Stop acting like a jerk and form your aga’azilandia.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Doc Donc,

            You are simply “አሳዳጊ የበደለው ልጅ” who spent his life “በኢሪ በኮንቱ” to attack people. No respect whatsoever. Get away, this is not your place. ይህ የኣዛውንት ሰፈር ነው::

          • Dis Donc

            Amman,
            All that fat gotten too your brain, clogging it up. You are nothing but an oxy- moron who fist on blood of others. You are nothing but a shameless person with a big and bald-head over your shoulders. Your brain is filled with nothing but mucous. A dead-beat cheerleader for a dead midget!

          • Dis Donc

            Berhe,
            You used to be one bright spot to the whole failed Eritrean opposition but gone stale of late, to the point of stagnation. There is hope though, that you haven’t made a reverse course, as yet.

          • Berhe Y

            Dear DD,

            Thank you for the vote of confidence. I don’t know what gotten into you today, but I hope you reflect back and you get your sense of decency back.

            Berhe

          • Dis Donc

            Berhe,
            No reflection to scavengers. The lines are drawn….

  • Nitricc

    Hi all; this Ethiopia thing is getting interesting. Now, the Ethiopian TV is reporting that the Killer of SaAre is alive and receiving medical help. First they say the killer was captured and then they say he has escaped, then he had killed himself and now the killer is alive and getting medical help. Ethiopian government witch one is it? This thing is fishy? After all Berhe Fezaz might be on something. Why was PMAA in Bahir-dar? When PMAA gave the press, it looks he was on a banker. What was the rush to give the press conference in hasty and Why was the incident coined Mefenkile-mengist? how was possible to link what happened in Bahir-dar and the killing of SaAre with out any investigation? I still believe General Asaminew’s death and what happened in Bahir-dar is unplanned and something that happened in moment of heat but the death of SaAre is very, very fishy. It is impossible to link those two events what kind of short time to declare the works of General Asaminew. I refuse to believe the account of the Ethiopian government. What ever it is, this is very bad for Ethiopia. I really believe the rush to dub it Mefenkile-mengist is to get attention and support from the international community. Since PMAA is widely accepted and adored as reformer, he had to milk it. If not how is it Mefenkile-mengist? I guess Mekele is already stronger than the federal and Bahir-dar can’t be allowed to be stronger than the federal becouse that will weaken the oromo impair. it makes sense for Oromo and PMMA to do something about it. God help you Ethiopia.

    • Teodros Alem

      Selam Nitricc
      forget oromo this and that, 3A himself don’t even considered a full oromo by most oromos.
      The killer of seare, at first the gov said he is arrested and then wounded and then commit suicide and then he is alive, all this tells u the gov. want to hide his identity, they still didn’t say any thing about his name and identity, that by itself tells u the gov is lying about something.

    • Berhe Y

      Hi Nitricc (Hangol derho),

      Berhe Fezaz ? Really.

      Nothing adds up. Some guy is saying the PM was there in the meeting with his special force, abd he claims there is video of the whole thing.

      The funeral of Seare was schedualed innAdfus now it will be in Mekele, interesting if he is going to attend.

      Berhe

      • Teodros Alem

        selam berhe
        Ur some guy is lying to u, he flew there after the incident happened, he gave the speech from bahir dar at night.

        • Berhe Y

          Hi TA,

          I am not believing what I hear. This thing is getting weird by the hour. You don’t think it’s strange that the PM needs to fly to crime scene and risk himself for anything that may fallout.

          For what purpose? You don’t think it’s prudebt the PM stays far away and let the experts do their thing.

          I am asking, who broke out the news?

          Berhe

          • Teodros Alem

            selam berhe
            Who broke out the news? 3A’s spokesperson (nigusu tilahun) , before 3A flew to bahir dar.
            u didn’t believed it may be because u believe there was a coup but there was not coup, it just the disagreement between the leadership and end up within an hour by killing few guards of the leadership and the 3 bad guys.

        • Nitricc

          Hi Teddy; here is an answer for you I got from somewhere.
          ” 1ኛ / ባሕርዳር መፈንቅለ መንግስት ተፈጠረ በተባለበት ቅፅበት እንዴት ብሎ ነዉ አንድ ጠቅላይ ሚንስትር ነገሩ ምን እንደሆነ በማይታወቅበት ሁኔታ ፣ ቀጥሎ ምን ሊከሰት እንደሚችል መገመት በማይቻልበት ሁኔታ ፣ በዛ ዉድቅት ሌሊት ችግሩ ወደ ተፈጠረበት ቦታ ሊሄድ የሚችለዉ ?
          “2ኛ/ ጀነራል ሰዓረ መፈንቅለ መንግስቱን ለማክሸፍ እየሰራ ከነበረ እንዴት ብሎ በመኖሪያ ቤቱ ሊገደል የቻለዉ?…
          ይሔን መፍንቅለ መንግስት ለማክሸፍ በመኖሪያ ቤቱ ከጓደኛዉ ጋር እየተጫወተ እየሰራ ነበረ ማለት ነዉ???””
          Great points. PMAA is all in on this one and that will be the end of him.

          • Teodros Alem

            Selam Nitricc
            this is the way i understand it,
            1, the incident in addis and bahir dar r 2 different incident.
            2, the leadership disagreement in bahir dar has been going on for quite sometimes and it was not a coup and it.was not.a sudden incident,
            3, those killed in bahir dar were a strong supporter of.3A, may be stronger than odp.so.i don’t see any conspiracy that involved 3A in the incident in bahir dar.
            4, like i told u yesterday, i heard tigraians generals or tigraians high gov officials never used a personal (house).guard other than tigraian or sometimes a guards from a very minority ethnics.
            5, i don’t know why the gov connect the two incident as one.and the same and call it a coup. and i don’t why they try to hide seare’s killer identity.

          • Nitricc

            Hey Teddy, did you hear what General Abebaw? basically he declared openly for the world to know that TPLF have something to do with General SaAre’s death. It gets more twisted.

          • Teodros Alem

            Selam Nitricc
            I don’t think tplf as a party involved in seare’s death, it is angry tigraian individual guard is the one behind it.
            Abebaw also said seare’s families were active on pressuring sear not to support 3A and 3A’s reform.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi TA,

            You can’t come to conclusion without having evidence to support it.
            1) The government is saying, the two incidents are related and here you keep saying they are not related? Unless you are someone from inside and you know all the facts, but if you are reading like everyone else based on the information that’s out there, you are just interpreting in your own understanding.

            2) The government is saying it’s a coup attempt, you are saying it’s not. There is always disagreements in any government but that doesn’t translate into killing inside a meeting. I don’t think this ever happened in Ethiopia or any other for that matter. You can only see that in the movies of the God father.

            3) Was the PM vacationing in Bahir Dar, in his military suit and gave the press way after mid night…Is this normal?

            4 / 5) that’s why everyone / including you are asking the reason why? Why also the internet is shutdown and only government media and those with the same government line are allowed to speak.

            Berhe

          • Teodros Alem

            selam berhe
            reread what i said.” This the way i understand it”.

          • Hope

            Selam Berhe:
            Slice it or dice it in any way u want ,it is a dangerous Coup .

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hope,

            Since when is it normal to believe everything the government says and does without being scrutinized?

            Why were you so skeptical about the Saudi guy who was killed in Turkey? If it was not the Turkish intelligence who captured the audio and trapped the Saudi guys, the murder would have been impossible to uncover.

            The cover up if these is like 10 times worse with the mixed and changing story.

            Why do you take the government word at it it’s face value.

            Incas is General Seare, there is only one suspect, how could they get it wrong on his status. Captured, wounded, dead and alive.

            Does it make sense to you what the government story so far?

            Berhe

          • Hope

            Berhe:
            By the strict definition of “Coup”,it does NOT fit to be a coup, but by a practical definition of a coup,it does fit.

            Here is why:

            The Lead-General had been working on this issue for a long time to even get rid of the “kilil” itself and to restructure it by bringing back what the TPLF stole and beyond….Including annexing Eritrea or Aseb in the long run.

            This was NOT just an Assassination but an attempt to take over the Regional Govt.

            He otherwise had N Constitutional right t do so and he could attempted to achieve his goals democratically as, apparently the Amhara people were behind him as expressed by the Chauvinist Amhara Diaspora,which Dr Horizon sounds to belong to.

            The Dumb and DRUNK General,to that effect,created a well Equipped Militia and he even clashed with the TPLF Militia,where he lost it.

            He boasted to over-match the TPLF Army in Tigray so as to crash them.

            His dangerous attitude and evil acts/agenda towards the “Minorities” in the Amhara Region speak volumes.
            As far as the Addis incident is concerned,the best thing is to wait patiently.

            No need of childish speculations and immature analysis on this complex and sensitive matter of utmost importance Security Issue,which is beyond the scope of this Forum.

            That is why I suggested to seal off this debate for now if the Moderators agree but a debate is a debate….goes with the flow and per the debaters interest.

            You can red and enjoy someltest Expert Analysis in other sites if you want t fantasize it.

            Check at TN.COM to be re-routed to those articles.

  • Hope

    Hi all:
    Enjoy this Interesting Article :
    Ethiopia’s Failed Coup Attempt Almost Pushed The Country To The Edge Of Collapse
    Written by Andrew Korybko on 2019-06-24.

    “A coup attempt in the historic Ethiopian core region of Amhara was narrowly thwarted even though the state chief was killed and the country’s top military leader was assassinated in a related incident that later took place in the capital, with the failure of this regional regime change effort saving Africa’s second most populous country from civil war and subsequent collapse, at least for now”.

  • Teodros Alem

    Selam
    Have u seen ESAT now days? they become the same as ETV/EBS, i don’t know how one flip flop and wishy washy like this, they disgrace themselves.

    • Gerogee

      Ted

      What do you think is the reason?

      1. Woyane gave them money so they can go soft.

      2. Or they want to be “mainstream”

      Remember ESAT was working to expose all the money Woyane stole. ESAT was working to expose who owns all the condos, empty condos.

      • Teodros Alem

        selam gerogee
        i think that is the result of “medemer”,
        not everything is about woyane.
        blink.

  • Gerogee

    Dear all.

    Possible benefits for Eritrea.

    1. Two Woyane top commanders have been removed from their positions.

    2. There replacement could be non TPLF.

    3.This will also help Ethiopia now because the looting will stop. As it is well known TPLF generals are day light robbers.

  • Gerogee

    Dear all

    1. It is interesting to see Woyane sympathize going overdrive mode to exonerate Woyane.

    2. It is interesting to note Woyane puppet s did not implicate Woyane as a possible suspect in the shooting of Ephraim sebhat.

    3. It’s interesting to note that the same people we’re accusing Eritrean president wanting to preserve Ethiopia at the expense of Eritrea. Now they’re speculating that he wants to destabilize is Ethiopia.

    4.

    • Consolation

      Hi Gerogge,

      Why call the m Weyane sympathizers. The are Weyane cadres. If it sings and dances like da duck, it must be a duck. Take Berhe S., for example, when he broke the news about the assassination of the two Tigrayan generals, he wrote that their names sounded Tigrayan. Soundes like, for Gods sake, Seare and Gezaee are Tigrigna words. There is no sound s like about the. Berhe S. was pretending that he did not know them. Is it likely tht he did not recognize Seare Mekonnen? I find thqat to be so unlikely that, that in my view, have elevated him to a Weyane cadre.

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Hi Consolation,

        Can we also call you wayane when you hunted and killed ELFites (your brothers & sisters) on the back of wayane? How about that? You know you couldn’t do without them in the 80s? Facts can not leave you in loose when the blood of your brothers and sisters are not forgotten yet what you did with TPLF.

        • Gerogee

          Aman

          Then why do you worship Woyane? It is mind-boggling, a guy like you, who talks about human rights have a soft spot for Woyane.

          Woyane forcefully Marched 120k young boys to death. A fact just about everyone in Ethiopia knows. What is the appeal? Please don’t bring the economy because it has been debunked time and again. The Woyane vodoumonics is the biggest joke in town.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Hi George,

            I don’t worship to any organization even to the organization I belong to (ELF) nor do I worship to any person no matter how brilliant and intelligent he might be. I recognize the caliber of individuals for a given task as I do appreciate the capacity of human being to change nature for their own services. I do know most of us we don’t appreciate each other and give compliments for our successs. I do know also that most of us don’t accept our mistakes rather we defend our mistakes as you do it in all your engagements. Rigidity is our hallmark that hold us from moving forward.

            ከማና ህልኸኛ የልቦን:: ዝዛረብ አፍ እምበር ዝሰምዕ እዝኒ የብልናን:: ንሱ ስለዝኾነ ኸአ እዩ ኣብ ደንበ ዓድና ብሓደ ክንላዘብ ዘይከአልና:: ምንዕዓቅ ኣብ መንጎና ክሳዕ ዘሎ ኸአ: ከም ሓደ ህዝቢ መግለጺ ክህልወና አሻጋሪ ከምዝኾነ ትስሕቶ አይመስለንን:: ስለዚ ነፍሲ ወከፍና ነብሰ-ጽገና የድልየና አሎ’ሞ : ሓደ ኢልካ ካብ ሎሚ ጀሚርካ ነብሰ-ቃልሲ ክትገብር ትጽዋዕ አለኻ::

          • Gerogee

            Dear Aman

            You can list all the stuff you want until thy kingdom Come. You are on record wishing a war against Eritreans our main nemesis Woyane. You are on record admiring Woyane so called economic development. Which is nothing more than borrowing begging money and building buildings for the rich. Look it up, Ethiopia borrowed 1 billion dollar from World Bank and build houses. So basically World Bank become the biggest landlord in Ethiopia. Naturally they’ll be some economic activities, but that’s hardly a smart move, or a sustainable economy growth. Your admiration Woyane is a window into your state of mind. It is not based on a sound critical thinking. Economist who are experts in development, have debunked all that double-digit growth as bogus voodoo nomics

        • Consolation

          Hello Amanuel,

          You ELFites have used your eviction from the fiedl to the Sudan in 1981, to justify all the blunders you have committed over thepast 38 years. It was in the Summer of 1981 that the entire ELF fighters somehow were driven out of Eritreas and found themselves in two valleys in the Sudan. The question is, how did that monument disaster happen? Instead of seriously investigating what the causes where, you have been in denaial and have found it convenient to blame the EPLF. I assure you, on the 38th anniversary of that event, I will write a commentary and post it here to explore why the ELF collapsed the way it did.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Hey Consolation,

            First of all you don’t have the attributes of Consolation. You chose a nick that doesn’t explain you. Anyhow, the issue was not whether we were evicted or not. My point is how was it done. I told you couldn’t have done it without getting a ride from TPLF. You tried it alone in 1978 and you couldn’t. Then you request a ride from them in 1981. That is an established fact you could not escape from it. You tried to evict Derg from our land and you couldn’t. You formed an alliance with TPLF and you defeat Derg. This also is an established record. Now my question to you is, doesn’t TPLF is more related to you in practice and conspiracy than to the evicted ELFites from their land? Now when the bullet that killed us turned to you, you can’t stop from whining day and night to talk about TPLF this or that. We don’t conspire on our brothers and sisters, but you did.

            In fact great honor and respect to the ranks and files of ELFites who were resisting civil war between the two organizations in early 1975 that encouraged our young to participate in the struggle en masse to both organizations. Even after that, despite all the provocation for war by EPLFites, our leadership was restrained by the rank and files of the organization. If we had the mentality of conspiracy you had, either you have been liquidated or both organizations could have disappeared from the field by weakening our joint force and giving full momentum to the enemy. So Consolation you are proud of getting joint hand with TPLF to kill and evict ELFites. But we are not proud when you are pushed 25 km inside Eritrea by your friends TPLFites, rather we fought to stop the war from its starting to the end to save the lives of our brothers and sisters or the lives of our young generation. This is also on record at least in the area I live. That is why unlike you and your likes we fight with full disclosure without fear on our history and our position. Only conspirators and those who scare from retribution do use nicknames. Anyway, you are not a man with courage to stand against us with full disclosure. A man with courage never hide never talk or write with a veil on his face. It makes you “un Eritrean”.

          • mokie berhe

            Salam Consolation. It is incredible that some ELF foggies remain fixated on what happened 38 years ago while Eritrea’s median age is now 18.9 years. Most ELF are now in their 70s and beyond and need to let old scores go. Moreover, if they are now blaming both the EPLF and the TPLF for running the ELF into Sudan after is engaged in secret negotiations with the Derg and the USSR, why did they thereafter become not only sympathetic with the TPLF, but also agree to receive financial and military assistance from the same while it continued to illegally occupy Eritrean land. The problem is they before sold their souls in an all-or-nothing bid, along with the TPLF, to overthrow the PIA/PFDJ regime, which in the end did not pan out. They now simply have zero credibility but yet incredulously continue to support the TPLF.

      • Berhe Y

        Dear Consolation,

        Does it occur to you that my world doesn’t revolve around weyane, unlike you PFDJiet.

        Listen I don’t need to pretend, I say what I know and what I write. Yes, their name sounds Tigrayan but I don’t know fir a fact. I have learned since that, Seare is actually half Tigray and half wello, which I was correct not to assume.

        I read now that some PFDJ guy from US has declared war on weyane and advising the Eritrea to go and finish them once and for all, in collaboration with Abiy. Some are advising Abiy to totally blockade them, and with Al Bashir no longer in power, and want Sudan to do the sane.

        IA is evil but not stupid, so he will not do any of that, if he does, it will be his last days no question about it. But all of you PFDJ goons want war and destruction from a far,

        Berhe

        • Hope

          Berhe: and Paulos
          “ዶክቶር ኣቢይ
          ኣብ መጻኢ ጉዕዞና ብሓደ ኣሎና!
          ዝገጥመና ዕድል ብሓደ ኣሎና!
          ዝገጥመና ብድሆ ብሓደ ክንገጥሞ ኢና!
          ንኽእሎ ኢና!
          ክንሰግሮ ኢና!
          ግዲ የብልካን!
          ግዲ የብልኩምን!”
          PIA.
          The US Embassy said the same but in English.

        • Gerogee

          Hi Berhe

          The ultra emasculated chap. What are u blabbering about. Eritrea never attack unless it is to liberate Eritrea. Know your history. Again it is your God given right to display your ignorance like it is the latest fashion. But do it with your wana be Eritrea, Tigray.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Georgee,

            There a guy name Amanuel Bieudemaiam, hardcore PFDJ and humans his FB are urging the ERITREAN government to finish off TPLF.

            If you don’t know him, then you have nothing to worry. You need to learn your PFDJ history.

            PFDJ never attacks? Seriesky. Yemen, Ethiopia, Djibouti… in all cases it’s Eritrea who attacked.

            Berhe

          • Gerogee

            Berhe Berhe

            Omg, ata, what is wrong with you? Are you insane? Even during liberation war. EPLF opted many times waiting rather than attacking.

            I gave you an assignment few months ago I see you have not read your assignment.

            Stop your awraja mentality bro. It is disappointing.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam George,

            አንታ መዕገርገሪ! በዚ ተበሉኻ በቲ ትመሉቅ በቲ ኻልእ እንተመጹኻ ብኻልእ ትመሉቅ:: ሓንሳብ ነቲ ዕሪፊ ምስ ሓዝካዮ አጽኒዕካ አትክል:: ወለቅ ዘለቅ ኣብ ክትዕ የለን:: መዓልትን ለይትን ወያነ ምባልውን ይስሕቁኻ ከምዘለው አስተብህል:: ደጋጊምካ ከምኡ ምባል ክሳዕ ክንደይ ከም ዘሕመሙኻ ይግንዘቡ አለው:። አስተውዕል! ኤርትራዊ አየእውይን እዩ:: ኤርትራዊ ንዝኾነ ዒሕ እንዳበለ ዝቃለስ እዩ::

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Georgee,

            Do not even for second compare, EPLF with PFDJ. IA never led any operations, ever during the struggle.

            He was just in charge of money and security (security for his own ambition) and eliminating those who thought will be in his way.

            Berhe

          • Gerogee

            Berhe

            PIA was the alpha and OMEGA of EPLF. Punto. He was the leader of leaders. The commander of commanders. When you try to discredit PIA, you are trying to insult other heroes. There is no EPLF without PIA. He was the founder. The original. That is why they chose him as a leader. You are not privy to his contribution. When you were practicing on how to walk on ice you was slaying DERG. He is the ultimate commander. You don’t have to approve. You don’t matter. Woyane worshippers not wanted.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Georgee,

            Why you keep saying awraja. What are you talking about.

            Ibrahim Affa was a commander, Ali Said was a commander, Uqbe ABRAHA was a commander, Mesfun Gagis was a commander, Wichu was a commander, totil was a commander, Sibhat Efrem was a commander, Adhanom was a commander and many others.

            It’s not a trick question. Which battle did Isayas Afeworki commanded.

            Let me tell you a real story. The Romanian dictator and his wife they like to pretend the people they were never. There was a demonstration against the former government by the students. Checiasku was never in the demonstration but after he become president, the photoshop and inserted their pictures. It was very bad job that the people were looking in one side, but the two were focused and looking on different side.

            Another time, he was trying to play tennis. So invited one of the General that he knew played tenni to have a match. Off course he was losing and started to get angery, then he was screaming. The General told him, don’t feel bad I played all my life but you started not long ago, so you will get better with time. He told him, next Gabe I better win and off course he won.

            Haven’t you read the wiki leaks files on IA, how he thought the cherry tomatoes were not growing, and when the person told him, how he got really mad at him.

            He is this kind of person who is obsessed with himself. There was a video he had with ERITREAN business people in Uganda and he was lecturing them how to run the business, most of them who were very successful.

            You should look it up to see how phony this guy is.

            Listen it’s my job to redicle and expose the dictator, that you believe is godly.

            Berhe

          • Gerogee

            Berhe

            And you’re desperate attempt to create false you are cruising around the globe. When you can just use Simple logic to come to the truth. Eplf was founded by PIA. PIA was the commander in chief. PIA, was and is the leader of the most formidable most disciplined most organized Liberation Front the world has ever seen. you can jump up and down like a monkey who lost his banana the fact remains as is. Instead of wasting trying to debunk an established fact, and in the process of making yourself look dumber than you already are. Why don’t you see how your fake woyane funded movement is going. Look it up, most of death Twitter and Facebook accounts just opened up recently 2019. And the older ones when you go back to their history and look at them most of them are already not Eritreans. Go ahead and see the Facebook of those so-called movement youth almost 80% of them are not Eritreans. And when there is internet outage in Ethiopia the so-called movement Twitter’s go silent

          • iSem

            Hi Gerigree:
            Since in the Mekhet meeting do not teach you true history, here is a primer for you. You are welcome
            I have news for you. IA never founded anything in his life. I take that he only founded teh killing sqauds in Sahel and now in Asmara
            EPLF was founded by the Semharites when they fled the then ELF.. IA joined the Selfi Natsenet ( SN) after the Adobaha assembly in 1969, a conference which reformed ELF and SN was founded not by him. Then when they decided to unite they adopted the name EPLF, his selfi natsnet (party for freedom) was dropped in favour of PLF (The Romadan/ mostly Semhar groupings).
            Contrary to the myth they tell you EPLF was not founded by Highlanders, their contribution was small, until after 1975 when they joined in droves and due to their numbers took over the EPLF.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Sem,

            You opened a page from our history book to give a lesson to George. Good job. Issayas joined Abraham Tewolde group when he was sent to call them after the Adobha conference. Then he killed Abraham and renamed the group as Selfi Natsenet. Later his group and Ibolin formed a united front with “ Hizbawi Hailetat” of Sabe under the same organizational name Hizbawi Hailetat until 1977. In the same year Issayas and Sabe split the organization. We were calling them “kilte Hizbawi Hailetat” when ELF was approaching them for unity until the Khartoum unity agreement. Slowly, in the same year both declared their split. Sabe took the castody of the name of the organization and Issayas and his group convened “an organizational Congress” for their first time early in 1977. They call their organization EPLF. EPLF was established in 1977. That is their history in brief.

          • iSem

            Thanks Memhir Emma:
            This is good detail for Gerogee if he want to know. And for all of use as well

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Georgee,

            1) Please see reply from my good friend iSem re: IA and EPLF.

            2) Why don’t you give us good example of his bravery instead of telling myth that him and his campaigners invented. For example, they say he was an Engineering student and quite his engineering program and joined ELF. The fact is, he was never admitted to the Engineering program but instead he was in the science department. Why create this myth / lie? To show that he left his prestige and to show his intelligence. Because it was hard to get into engineering in AAU then you do in Science. I am not suggesting Science is any less important but it’s not as sexy as engineering (from that part of the world). His whole world is made up of lies.

            3) Most Twitter and FB accounts opened recently in 2019. Are you series?
            i) How do you know for a fact that you can prove this. Do you work for Twitter / FB to actually prove that’s the case. Off course I know you can check when someone joined FB but how do you know who are Eritreans, who are Tigray and who anyone from around the world. You are just throwing it so create confusion and discredit those Eritreans opposing the regime.
            ii) If you are saying the campaign agains IA and PFDJ has gained momentum since 2019, and you are giving credit to TPLF. Are you sleeping..IA, in his own words listen to the interview he gave last year. What he did and said in AA and the video screen and what he said about Eritrea / Ethiopia relationship, about giving Abiy to lead Eritrea…about the boarder..it was all what people needed to hear to say “enough” those who were in the boarder line and giving him the benefit of the doubt.
            iii) So all the images that are coming from inside Eritrea with “yiAkl and zur fenqil” are also created by Digital weyane.

            4) You can deny all you want but the majority people have waken up or found a reason to see beyond the vail of “boarder conflict” he was hiding.

            The end is near…you should braze for it:).

            Berhe

          • Gerogee

            Berhe

            I like your hopeless attempt. I actually like you to continue parroting lies. He never said anything about his personal life, ever. That is not who he is. Here is a fact you no one can deny. He was and is leader of EPLF. He was the leader that delivered Eritrea its Freedom. He predicted the fall of 3 of Ethiopia systems confidently. 1972 he laid out the plan how Eritrea is going to be liebreated. You can watch the YouTube video. Don’t worry health care is free in Canada. I know you will get sick.:)

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Georgee,

            Did you get the history lesson from my friend. You keep changing your goal post. You said IA was the founder of EPLF, he was chosen the leader. If you want to be technical, Romedan M.Nur was the leader until 1987 congress abd IA Secretary General. He become the leader in 1987 2nd congress.

            He does not need to say anything, but there story and pictures and the propaganda is all about him.

            I bet you know nothing about the rest of EPLF leadership except him.

            Berhe

          • Hope

            Berhe “Shikor”:
            Ignorance or mere hypocrisy?
            So you do not believe that the TPLF was doing everything possible under the sub “TO FINISH ” Eritrea and Eritreans?

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hope,

            Yes they did. But did they succeed? No.

            You know why? No body is able to finish people. TPLF is no longer just a party but the entire people of Tigray, the same way EPLF was.

            EPLF was not just the tegadelti in Sahel but the entire ERITREAN population. That’s why the DERG have failed to finish off.

            The sooner we forget this notion of finishing them off, the better for us.

            Berhe

        • Consolation

          Hello Haile,

          I find it incredible that a person like you, who is a permanent fixture in this forum, who comments with confidence about Eritrean-Ethiopian affairs, who defends the Weyane tirelessly, would not know who General Seare Mekonnen is. You may, of course, be on your dotage. If that is the case, then say so and be done with it.

          As for the scumbags Weyane, remember that they are still sitting on sovereign Eritrean lands. Tjeir challenge of the Abiy adminration is the main cause of the instability in Ethiopia. Thus, both Eritrea and Ethiopia have the duty to eliminate this cancerous group. If that causes you indigestion, then so be it. You are for all practical purposes a Weyane cadre.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Consulation,

            I told you already, my world doesn’t revolve around weyane. I never heard about this guy Seare until Abiy names him chief of stuff.

            I didn’t even know who, dr. debresion is until one day Nitricc mentioned that he is contender for the PM.

            Now, in Tigray, I don’t know who is who except Debresion, because that’s all I hear and I read.

            Am I lazy, may be. But that’s the same about Sudan, Djibouti or Egypt. I don’t know who the chief of stuff of any of these country. Ethiopia to me is the sane, another neighbour country, that’s all.

            Berhe

  • Teodros Alem

    Selam
    i heard seare’s guards r all tigraians, which means he is most likely killed by anti-reform and very angry tigraian guard. seare is considered as pro-reform, pro -3A.

    • Nitricc

      Hi Teddy; who ever it is the guard killed himself. If this is true, it means he killed himself to preserve the secrets and well organized of General Asamenew. So, PMAA should worry what the General left behind. The General is widely accepted by the people of Amara.

      • Teodros Alem

        Selam Nitricc
        I heard the guard who killed seare and later himself is a tigraian.
        seare is pro-3A, pro-the new reform and widely accepted by the people of amara, that is why i said. the guard might be anti-reform angry tigraian individual.

        • Gerogee

          Ted

          What about the 2nd Woyane that was killed. They say he was very very wealthy.

          • Teodros Alem

            selam gerogee
            what is his wealth got to do with his death? u made every woyane billionaires, just to divert people attention from the real deal, the funny part is there r people who believe u.
            i heard he was a long time friend of seare and he was fired by 3A from the army.

          • Gerogee

            Ted

            Chill bro, what attention I am trying to divert? I was simply pointing out that as logistics was his responsibility. He had the power to give contract. I don’t care about your real deal. I am George. Blink. But you are like the wild animal, Honey Badger. Look it up. This animal is always pissed off at everything and everyone.

          • Teodros Alem

            selam gerogee
            I don’t pissed off by anything, i just don’t like ur attention diverting, that is all.
            what is the different between blink and gerogee?

          • Gerogee

            Ted

            Ease up on that hard liquor bro. I despise Woyane. I bring up money issues because it is power. Money is the only weapon Woyane got. Woyane can’t fight at all. They hide behind children. So, when I discuss money and Woyane is in that regard. Don’t create ideas and try to use them as facts without any proof. I was bringing facts that may play out in the future. Plausible scenario.My thoughts maybe above your pay grade.

          • Teodros Alem

            selam gerogee
            the reason u keep bringing about this kind of conversation is mainly to divert attention from the real deal, just like the hyena and eating relations, u and talking bulshit r one and same. u and fact don’t go together.
            what thought r u talking about, u r a true example of crap collector to divert attention.
            Crap news is not a fact, it is just a crap

          • Hope

            The Gorgeous Georgee:
            Do not put yourself in a trap as u might be dealing with some unpredictably weirdo people here.

    • Amanuel

      Hi TA
      That is not true. The guard name is Mesafnt. He is from Gonder. He was assigned by G. Hissen.

      • Consolation

        Howdie Amanuel,

        You are sol well-informed about these small details that now I completely understand why you found Isaias’ speech incomprehensible.

        • Nitricc

          now I completely understand why you found Isaias’ speech incomprehensible.

          Hi consolation; hahahaha; now that is very funny. lol thanks for the lough.

        • Amanuel

          Consolation
          It is public information. You can find if you look for it.

      • Teodros Alem

        selam aman
        u can share ur information to horizon. blink, hope, mocky, paulos, arabi, peace and so on. keep up deceiving urself. don’t read me, i don’t read u.

        • Amanuel

          Hi TA
          Why are you at Awate? To share information or spread fake news? I am sorry I can’t help you that this crime is committed by your side of politics. Now you are complaining that ESAT is going soft. What were you expecting from them? To blame TPLF out of blue.

          • Teodros Alem

            selam aman
            I don’t share and i don’t wanna share anything with ur kind, u have a lot of friends here.
            my side of poltics? simply U r idiot liar!

          • Amanuel

            Hi TA
            I see you can’t take the truth any more. My advice is: please take some pain killers & try to have some sleep.

        • mokie berhe

          Salam Teodros Alem. Wrong. I do not wish to receive any information from Amanuel.

      • Nitricc

        A statement issued by a “Security and Justice Task-force” has named the suspect in Saturday’s killing of Army Chief, Gen. Seare Mekonnen & Maj-Gen. Gezai Abera (rtd), as አስር አለቃ (Corporal/Private?) Mesafint Tigabu. He is one of Gen Seare’s security details. The statement said the suspect was “injured by federal security forces and is under arrest.”

        Hi Aman; credit due when one deserves it. You called it way before anyone did. you said his name is ” Mesafnt” and they say the same thing. You what is funny; the first time the world knew General SaAre and Gezaei died was Dimtsi Weyane; the TPLF mouth piece; how do they know? most importantly how do you identified the killer correctly. hmmmm

        • Paulos

          Nitrikay,

          It is not that big of a deal. Seare’s wife is a Tigrean and a Colonel as well and she probably gave the info about the assailant to her Tigrean friends and DW. And her friends may have put the info on social media. I found out about his name later on the day, for instance, through social media.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Nitrickay,

            Why is that so important to you how he got Aman, if you have verified the information he gave us is correct?I think you are not happy because the perpetrator is not from Tigray to feed to your own narration.

          • Nitricc
          • Paulos

            Nitrikay,

            In the early 60s, a well respected and loved President of the US was killed and since then hundreds of books and thousands of articles have been written about who and for what reason he was killed. It is called the fiefdom of conspiracy theory. And this thing about the tragic death of the two Generals and Ambachew will linger not only for a long time as in the cause and who was behind the killing but also conspiracy theorists will have a field day for years to come as well. I say, be patient and wait till the government in charge gives its final findings. Otherwise these people will scr*w your head as you follow them to the unending rabbit hole.

          • Nitricc

            Otherwise these people will scr*w your head as you follow them to the unending rabbit hole.

            Hey P: hahahahaha you are right I will leave it alone, however very interesting something is fishyyyyyyy.

  • Kaleb

    Hi All,
    What happened in Ethiopia is very dangerous and it could impact the whole region. The plausible scenarios behind the killings (Amhara region and Chief of Staff) could be orchestrated by Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige, at the same time I don’t disregard involvement of IA and his agents in Ethiopia.
    1. Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige could be behind all the killings
    Considering the history of Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige let’s put the hard facts first, it will help to analyze the situation better.
    a. He was Derg soldier and captured
    b. He become part of EPRDF soldier and raised to Brig. Gen. rank
    c. He orchestrated a coup while he was active Ethiopian army Brig. Gen. rank
    d. He was arrested for orchestrating a coup
    e. He was released by Abiy admin and became Amhara regional security chief
    f. He was preparing Amhara security force to defeat the enemy (the enemy is the whole constitution and the Ethiopian military).
    g. He is ultra-nationalist
    h. there is latest news that Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige has been killed on Monday (Washington Post).

    Considering all this facts, it is plausible that Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige could be behind all the killings. Thus, one may ask what about killing of MG Seare? Well, the plan was to control both Amhara kilil and the federal military. In order to control the military you have to either capture or kill the Ethiopia’s Chief of Staff and then control the military communication (command post) as well as TV and radio communication. Based the information I have even though they were successful in killing MG Seare however they failed to control the military command post and communication apparatus (TV and radio).

    The latest news is Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige has been killed on Monday, please see Washington Post.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/ethiopia-hunts-for-plotter-of-failed-coup-in-amhara-region/2019/06/24/d982cf6a-966a-11e9-9a16-dc551ea5a43b_story.html?utm_term=.2001f9bb4c19

    2. The re-branded EZMA (Ginbot 7) and IA could be involved
    This scenario is where IA and his agents could be involved in this case. Remember that Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige was not only involved in a coup in the first attempt (when he was active military rank) but also he had a connection with Ginbot 7 (in Eritrea then). Remember also that ADP is divided into two (hardliners like Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige and those who sided with Abiy). IA was working hard with Amhara hardliners to beat TPLF, that didn’t work well, thus they start switching to different tactics and strategies.
    With regard to IA this coup attempt has two purposes:-
    a. To divide the military based on ethnic lines
    This will create chaos, which will fit to the IA and PFDJ narrative. I share what Paulos said “a destabilized, backward and undemocratic Ethiopia cuts deep or feeds into the political and economic objectives for Eritrean independence
    b. If successful, it will help the hardliners control the military and beat TPLF old guards.

  • Nitricc

    Hi All; Amazing what is going on in Ethiopia. As tragic as it is in Ethiopia, the tragedy reviled something unintended results. It turns out that internet in Ethiopia is dead since the killings and the Yiakil crowed dead with the internet. This shows you that the Yiakil losers are the weyanedigital army. Hahahahaha. TPLF are really cheap.
    It is interesting Eritrea is the only country around the horn Africa stable and at peace. Sudan is in trouble, Ethiopia is in trouble. Somalia is just Somalia, give it a few days and car bomb will go off. Yemen is hell. This leaves Eritrea and Djibouti the safe countries. Although, China is the new Djibouti.

  • mokie berhe

    Salam All. The U.N., U.S. and Western powers need to quickly declare the TPLF as a terrorist organisation. There will be no true peace in Ethiopia, between Ethiopia and Eritrea, or in the Horn of Africa, in so long as the TPLF beast continues to exist.

    • Ayneta

      Mokie:
      What evidence do you have TPLF did the attack other than your endless palpable hatred towards them? The situation is still very fluid and we should be careful not to jump to conclusions. That is what a responsible citizen should do. Don’t let hatred blind your judgement.

      • mokie berhe

        Salam Ayneta. You’ve misread me. In regards to Saturday’s unfortunate events I have made absolute no conclusions or accusations in regards to who may be responsible. What I am saying outside of Saturday’s events, is that based upon the TPLF’s past and present actions, it clearly merits classification as a terrorist organisation.

        • Ayneta

          Mokie:
          In all fairness, add PFDJ to the list…If TPLF as a terrorist group ( to use your word) hails from Ethiopia, PFDJ definitely meets the criteria of your narrow definition of a terrorist organization, assuming you are an Eritrean.

      • Alex

        Hi Ayneta,
        Were were you when Paulos was accusing PIA for what happen in Ethiopia on Saturday. Why are you people quick to defend TPLF for anything even though I do not believe they are anything to do with the tragedy that happen in Ethiopia two days ago.

        • Hope

          Alex:
          Pay attention to the Digital Weyane….exponentially hiking here at awate.com by top Cadres..

  • mokie berhe

    Salam All. Evermore the TPLF will rightly continue to be accused of any assassination (they have already tries once against PMAA), coups coups d’état and coup attempts that are made against the Ethiopian Government in so long as TPLF/Tigray State continues to act in an outlaw manner and refuses to comply with Federal arrest warrants, interferes with Federal troop movement, refuses to comply with withdrawal from Badme, and actively and overtly attempts to create Federal Government instability.

  • Ayneta

    Dear Awate:
    The news coming from Ethiopia about coup d’é·tat is confusing. It doesn’t seem to be a plot against the federal government. I am not sure if we can technically call it a coup d’é·tat. It is just an attack against the Amara kilil administration/leadership, but it is not against the central government in an effort to control it. Abby made a premature release to scale up and paint unfavorable picture against some groups in the country-likely TPLF.
    Do you remember the bomb attack that took place during Abby’s public speech at the start of his administration some time back? It was initially defiantly blamed on TPLF, which was later refuted. The current incident may be the work of a rogue group or isolated incident that is connected to a systemic effort by a group/party. So lets stay calm, watch and learn. The truth will come out soon.

    • Berhe Y

      Hi Ayetna,

      That’s what thought when I read the whole thing. The TPLF would be very, very stupid to go inside Amhara administration and eliminate their leaders. Why? To control Amhara people. I don’t think TPLF have anything to do with it, because they gain nothing by instigation a conflict that they can’t win.

      If anything, I think it’s Abiy and his intelligence may have something to do with it to divert something and cause rift between Amhara and Tigray.

      He seems to make up story sometimes, I don’t think it is honest mistake but calculated plan.

      Do you also remember the millitary who came to his compound and disperse the “by doing push ups”, what a joke that is.

      The death of the engineer and how stupid the investigation and their findings.

      Berhe

      • Ayneta

        Merhaba Berhe:
        I would be very surprised if TPLF is behind this attack. It will be completely foolish and stands to discredit them altogether. In plain and simple terms, it doesn’t not give any plausible logic for them to do this. To what end? Of course as expected, the naysayers will squarely put the blame on them, but it would be a suicidal act on their part.
        Like you mentioned, Abby’s rash to dub it coup d’é·tat before details even emerged is another testimony that he is hell bent to single them out for anything that goes bad in Ethiopia. He didn’t mention by name, but between the lines was his allusion to TPLF as the culprits. He is absolutely determined to destroy them once and for all. The way he will do this is by creating bogus scenarios and isolated incidents and blame it on TPLF. Unfortunately to TPLF, the tide is against them and unless they counteract in a systemic way, they will lose in the long run, assuming of course Abby will still be in the picture. The way he is managing the country, he wont last long.

      • Hi Berhe Y,

        I never expected that you would come up with such outrageous idea that “If anything, I think it’s Abiy and his intelligence may have something to do with it to divert something and cause rift between Amhara and Tigray.”. I thought you would come up with a better idea. You should be reasonable even when it concerns your enemies. You are saying that pm Abiy helped the president of the regional state of amhara to the position only to kill him a few months later. It is so far-fetched.

        • Nitricc

          Hi Horizon; Personally I think what happened is about personal difference gone wrong between General Asaminew and Dr. Ambachew. The general thinks the president of Amara is weak and unresponsive to the suffering of the Amara people and the Dr. thinks the General trouble maker and problem instigator. I won’t be surprised if the meeting was about how to dandle the General. So, I believe the General took action before they did, simply put. However; what I couldn’t figure out is the death of General SaAre; I mean it doesn’t make sense. Lets assume General Asaminew succeeded, then what? It doesn’t make sense. so, I don’t understand the connection and the reason of the killing of General SaAre. Whatever is the reason, time for PMAA to take actions before the country go to pieces. The PMAA appearance in giving the press in military attire is a good sign. it is time for PMAA this democracy BS won’t work and bring the stick.

          • Hope

            Gen:
            But why would a Gen assigned in good faith to protect the Region’s safety and security kill innocent and top intellectuals and Officials?
            I thought there’re is a peaceful and political mechanism in place for such conflicts .
            This is not Eritrea or Derghi Era Ethiopia.

          • Nitricc

            But why would a Gen assigned in good faith to protect the Region’s safety and security kill innocent and top intellectuals and Officials?

            Hi Hope; sometimes you need to kill a few to save many. The general strongly feels that the Amara people are wronged and he as out to bring back what ever the Amara people have lost. Lately the Amara people has been oppressed by the Tigryans, now by the Oromos and if you see things from his view point it is not that crazy. He is a military man and he is wired differently as many people of military.

          • Hope

            Selamat Gen:
            Well ,I know the dirty politics of it and the power struggle but this one is too dumb even at my naive level.
            Kill the Elite Leadership and then what?
            Declare an Amhara Republic /State ?
            Or Commit a Suicide ?
            Or the plot was a broader one to topple the Abiy Gov,which sounds dead on arrival ??
            I mean Wedi Ali’s disorganized Forte Coup style ?
            Agh…. yaki
            None of my business but ….

          • Nitricc

            Hi Hope; I don’t think it was a coup. It looks just strong personal and I ideological conflict. The General believes Amara state should match and exceed Tigray’s fire power and human resources. while the president of Amara not only doesn’t share General’s ambition but he rejects it but he was out to get the General. The General had the information that they are coming to get him and the General strikes and he gets them before they got him. What I don’t get is, the killing of general SaAre? What in the world? I don’t where to start? Even they can’t get straight about the killer. first they say the killer was captured and new they are saying the killer immediately killed himself. I can tell you if PMAA does show the balls that he can. then it is over for Ethiopia.

          • Hope

            Selam Gen
            U make sense buddy…but et us wait and see

          • Hope

            Hi Gen :
            Read this:
            https://eurasiafuture.com/2

          • Selam Nitricc and Hope,

            It is said that the general was planning to recruit ethnic militias and he had advised on facebook, i think, the amhara people to arm themselves. It seems that they were discussing the matter when he entered and opened fire. It is possible that Dr. Ambachew and his colleagues were opposed to such an idea, because it worsens the already toxic situation between tigray and amhara on one side and gumuz on the other. He could be an ultra-nationalist who does not accept a “no” for an answer. On top of that there are ambitions and ulterior motives, which will gradual be known, and he may not be alone.

            It is said that the Chief of Staff and Dr. Ambachew were supporters of the ethiopian pm, which shows that it was a coordinated act which could have reached the central government, and we should expect that more people could be arrested over the coming days.

          • Hope

            DR Horizon:
            That is even way DUMBer approach in the 21st Century Ethiopia.
            Do U care to comment on the possible other conspiracies?
            The Aseb and Eritrea issue comes to my mind.
            Dead on arrival.
            We will fight those dumb Chauvinists with our two hands like Vet Teg Said Salih did it with an AK-47 with/on the left hand and a Machine Gun with/on the right hand in the plains of Seraye to repel the invading Derghi Army.

          • Selam Hope,

            I think that one should know the real reason why woyane put him behind bars for life. If it was a tramped up court case due to his ethnic background that he stayed for nine years in prison, it could have played an important role, and it might have influenced him psychologically. Power and vengeance could be his main reason. The fact that this happened within a year after his release shows that he is a person who acts on emotions and not after good reasoning.
            I think that he thought that his victims were on his way and he wanted to eliminate them first to be able to move forward. I do not think that eritrea is in any way on his mind at this stage. C’mon Hope, all roads in ethiopia do not lead to assab.

          • Hope

            Hi General:
            This is why I consider you as a naturally gifted Political Analyst unless you are doing your Thesis in Political Science.
            Thought you are in the Air Force….kind of Captain//F-34 Stealth Pilot.
            “Herman J. Cohen
            @CohenOnAfrica
            Failed coup in #Ethiopia’s Amhara state was an attempt by ethnic nationalists to restore Amhara hegemony over all of Ethiopia that existed for several centuries prior to 1991. That dream is now permanently dead.”
            I compared your above comment with Amb Muzinghu’s one.,an Expert on this Top but dirty Politics.

        • Hope

          Selam Horizon :
          That is why Nittric calls him DUMB!
          He even implicated IA.
          If this happened to the TPLF and in Tigray ,it would make some sense

        • Berhe Y

          Hi Horizon,
          PMAAA is not my enemy. May be you are right I shouldn’t speculate with out having any knowledge. What I mean is, governments do crazy things to divert attention from their internal problems or when they want to do something, abd I was looking at it from that angle.

          Does the series of events from PMAA abd the official Ethiopian government make sense to you?

          Berhe

          • Hi Berhe Y.,

            You are saying that the pm of ethiopia who is already to the neck in a crisis, created a major crisis in his country with the aim to “divert something and cause a rift between amhara and tigray”. Still you do not seem to have changed your position. Then, one can conclude that he is responsible for (even ordered), a) the death of the head of amhara state and his two colleagues in bahr dar and the two generals in addis, b) he is such a naive person who creates a major crisis to solve a relatively minor crisis, and c) the culprit is rather a victim. No one can believe that.

            There are certain undeniable facts, and all the rest are speculations and fake news, unfortunately some of them outrageous. In a crisis situation and at this early stage, asking why details are not perfect, or not as we imagine them to be for different reasons, and coming up with explanations is simply wobbling in the sphere of scenarios and fake news and not facts. In this age, one should be extremely careful taking as facts what different people with vested interests say. It is fake news and scenarios that create rifts between ethiopian ethnic groups more than any other thing.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Horizon,

            I take it back what I said.

            The government have no reason to give different explanation and different story for what happened. If they had the truth in their hands, why there is conflicting news.

            You like to dismiss by saying fake news as if nothing but it makes all what’s being said by the government suspicious.

            Anyway, let’s wait and see. I don’t change my position based on speculation but based on facts. Sorry the government doesn’t look like they have the facts on its hands.

            Berhe

      • Paulos

        Selam Berhino and Ayneta,

        There is no reason for the Weyanes to rock the boat so to speak when everything is looking up for them as in when they have effectively mobilized the Tigrean people to stand behind them. My assumption is that either the guy Asamnew carried out the killing on his own personal vendetta and hatred or Isaias was behind it—More over, I don’t see any reason for Abiy to be implicated in it.

        There are critical reasons why Isaias would work to destabilize Ethiopia.

        First, a destabilized, backward and undemocratic Ethiopia cuts deep or feeds into the political and economic objectives for Eritrean independence. To be more precise, the mobilizing credo that was sold to the Eritrean people among others was that, why would Eritrea with a sixty year old modern advancement and with a stint of multi party system [Eritrea experimented with multi-party with in the 10 years after World War II] want to be part of Feudal and archaic Ethiopia? As such, as we have seen it with in the last 20 years or so, the modernization and economic advancement including democratic institutions in Ethiopia severely weakened the rationale for Eritrean independence when people for the first time started asking if the 30 years struggle for independence was actually worth it.

        Second, Isaias would be under constant pressure to reform and lose his tyrannical grip if Ethiopia shows a semblance of reform including the freedom of speech, write, assembly and the adherance to Rule of Law as well.

        Third, foreign powers as they have opted to work with a stable, powerful and with a bigger size including population Ethiopia as opposed with with a small size Eritrea in the Horn, as such, foreign powers would be hard pressed to work with him instead if Ethiopia is not only destabilized but completely turned into a failed state al’a Somalia as well.

        • Hope

          Bingo Dottore!
          Is this “ Expert Analysis” from Medical or Public Health point of view?
          IA orders the massacre of Amhara Region Elite Leadership?
          Wow!
          Possible but this is toxic.
          Am out.

          • Consolation

            Hope,

            come on, I am beginning to think t hat the good doctor has been infected with a very special virus that makes him cough “Isaias” ever time he sneezes. There is no other explanation for such kind of idiotic commentary.

        • iSem

          Hi Paulo;
          spot on: The Woyane are extreme, they could be so myopic like they did to the Eri opposition and with IA after the war (wrong calculus to just cage him instead of deposing him) or they can be too far sighted and shrewed, so I do not believe they pulled this one. They are united, safe in their home. Unlike their former friends in the EPLF they have something to show for beyond dams and roads
          But think of Egypt, the stalled Nile hydro power project, its engineer murdered, Egypt is laughing when you add the sudan thing to the mix. Egypt is behind the Eri revolution, i believe that if it was not for Egypt our revolution would have gone the South Africa model with Nawed and Hareka and would have defeated the Ethiopians with less blood shed and above all we would have avoided the hooligans in EPLF/PFDJ. Our region is back it where it was 50 years while many of African is doing better. Relatively.
          And now add Saudia, flexing it muscle after Syria and Iraq and Libya are no more and I want to see the country of darkness, SArabia gone in my life time , humanity would be better without Saudi Arabia. 2000 years ago the pagans of Roman Empire were more civilized than the savages in S.Arabia or even take that further the Pharos of Egypt were more civilized 6000 years ago than the savage in saudi and one thing is for sure, their genocide in Yemen will come home to roost and haunt them and that would be a good day for humanity.
          Ps; I know you watched the Appollo 11 film this weekend and I almost said the day S.A is gone is one step for mankind… 🙂

          • Hope

            Hey hey Cousin:
            U missed this in your calculus:

            Herman J. Cohen
            “@CohenOnAfrica
            Failed coup in #Ethiopia’s Amhara state was an attempt by ethnic nationalists to restore Amhara hegemony over all of Ethiopia that existed for several centuries prior to 1991. That dream is now permanently dead.”

  • cool

    Breaking news:
    Ethiopia says Army chief of staff shot dead during coup attempt

    • Paulos

      Cool,

      Again it is sad but Ethiopia to her credit is detailing the tragic death of the two Generals to the public while the Eritrean regime still keeping the assassination attempt of a four star General Sibhat Ephrem under the wraps. We don’t even know whether he is still alive or not. Talk about an abnormal nation!

      • cool

        paulos,
        Yes ,i share your view fully. we deserve to know the where abouts of the one and only 4-star general with incredible skills of classical warfare,a genius rethorician and not least a nobel personality
        But eritreas predicament is now comparable with that hijacked ethopian airlines flight jet ordered to land 10miles away with out fuel.
        What happened then ? everybody knows!

      • Hope

        Selam Doc:
        I second u on this fact among others in ref to the over all PFDJ’s brutality!

        There are tens and hundreds of Sibhats in that dark situation.

        This is one of the many issues that forced me to say that the 2019 Eritreans are COWARDLY people no matter what and irrespective of PFDJ’s brutal security!

        Gen Seare and Gen GhezaE were gunned down by their own confidante /guards despite that these Generals are innocent Patriots until proven otherwise with no serious crimes but patriotism .
        What about our own ones?

        Just standing and observing or running away with their tails behind their legs white their innocent fathers and mothers as well as theirs sisters and brothers are being kidnapped and murdered on a day light by a ONE-MAN-SYSYEM!

        Have included my self in that cowardly camp!

    • Simon Kaleab

      Selam cool,

      It is a cowardly act and they will think of it as bravery. But it is typical and expected from such people.

      The question is: does Abiy have the backbone to deal with them firmly. I doubt it.

      • cool

        hi simon
        Aby is more busy circling the world around ,in the mean time” the coffe boiling, will cool down by it self and will taste better”

    • Peace!

      Hi Cool,

      T.Kifle reminded us the other day that TPLF is powerful and resourceful, except that ንጸይቂ ጥራይ ኮይኑ. RIP to these great servicemen.

      Peace!

      • Teodros Alem

        selam peace
        I was gonna ask u this question for so long that u reminded me now, how do u learn tigreaye? r u by any chance lived in eritrea as son of derg soldier. Or a soldier urself? at first i was thinking u r working for selam bus but u made me wrong.
        i know u will say am eri but for real how do u learn tigreaye?

        • Peace!

          Hi TA,

          Working for Selam Bus 🚌 (ወያላ ነው ወይስ ሹፈር ኣልገባኝም); and “ r u by any chance lived in eritrea as son of derg soldier. Or a soldier urself?”

          This is funny (am still laughing 😂) well, I am Eritrean and Tigrinya is my mother language, not a former or son of soldier.

          Peace!

          • Paulos

            Selam Abi Seb,

            This guy is big time f*cked up. I am still laughing 😂😂😂.

          • Peace!

            Paulosay,

            ፈተሪኖ ጥራይ መሲሉዎ ከይከውን what a wild and random guess. 😂😂😂

          • Paulos

            ዓቢ ሰብ,

            እንታይ ፈሊጥና ኢልካና ኢኻ ስቕ ኢሉ ዓጀውጀው ይብል ኣሎ’ምበር.

          • Hope

            Doc:
            Thought u would use the F word in a less obvious way!
            Like fxxxxxxd up or F’d up
            Am sure the Mod will delete mine as it was said by Hope.

          • Teodros Alem

            selam paulos
            how could u laugh this wide open before even seare and bff death don’t pass 3.days? :)u said earlier or yesterday u were sad and now u open ur filthy mouth wide and laugh. that is a good sign how u r big time f#####d up and messed up.

          • Teodros Alem

            selam peace
            The answer is Like i expected.
            I was thinking u were tigrai at first and ur name is peace.and selam bus is part of tplf endowment and used to call u selam bus once or twice.

        • Paulos

          Tedros,

          Man, you are a messed up old-timer! What the heck is tigreaye in the first place? Second, “Peace” is Asmarino where you probably knew Asmara when you were ኣባ ጦር guarding እንዳ ሜሎቲ or እንዳ ባራቶሎ.

          • Teodros Alem

            selam paulos
            Since u r pathetic, i know u open ur angry filthy mouth wherever u angry, but the problem is u don’t make sense, u just showed ur anger, that is not good.
            tigraigna or tigraye.
            I know a person called by a Nick name “woyane”, just because she born and grow up in asmara and her mother tongue is tigreaye, people call her “woyane” , she is a deported from asmara but she is neither from tigrai nor her parents r from tigrai.
            I know u don’t but try to listen peace comment carefully

      • cool

        Peace
        where did you get the info , tplf is behind this attack?

        • Peace!

          Hi Cool,

          No one has the intelligence capacity and resources for overthrowing a regional government other than TPLF.

          Peace!

      • Gerogee

        Peace

        Did you just say “RIP great serves men” what? Since when does the Word GREAT and Woyane GO together? Peace you are one center less, wish washy individual. Woyane fake generals are savages who pushed kids as young as 12 years old to there death by forcing them to walk on mine fields

        • Peace!

          Hi George,

          Issayas Afewerki has killed, and is killing, thousands innocent Eritreans, and when he dies I would be the first to say RIP. We shall overcome.

          Peace!

          • Gerogee

            Peace

            As if being wishy washy was not enough not you added lying to your resume. Are you insane? Not even Woyane would say outrageous lie. Oh, lord.

  • Gerogee

    Dear Eritreans

    The following are statements posted by Berhe. I know context matters.

    1. “……I don’t have a problem if TPLF …want to establish Tigray republic.

    ME.= Tigray Republic is AbyE Tigray. ABYE TIGRAY means taking land from Eritrea. Taking Assab and MASSAWA. It means installing a puppet leader in Eritrea. In other words war. It also means take and/or keeping land that was taken from Gonder and Wolkita. That is also war. War is only good for the profiteer.

    Berhe “……Eritreas problem have been resolved once and for all….”

    Me= No, Eritrean problem is actually not gone. Here is why.

    1. Our land is still occupied.

    2. Large number of Ethiopian army is still at the border.

    3. The Devil, US, still committed for regime change….I can go on and on

    Berhe, it is your God give right to hate PIA, hate everyone in his administration and party. But in the process please for the sake of yourself please don’t throw away common sense. For- get Eritrea, a very undeveloped country. Even countries like Switzerland are not ready yet to say all our problems are gone. Again I know context matters.

    In my humble opinion, whenever people start talking about Woyane, you automatically lose it. You go, ape psycho. You think your number one obsession, PIA will be forgotten. You feel like your pet project, hating PIA is not getting enough attention. PIA you can hate, but please so not do it at the expense of your health.

  • Paulos

    Selam My Good People,

    As it happens, news is breaking in Amhara region where coup d’etat is underway and not sure if it is contained or out of control. Scary stuff.

    • Hope

      Dottore:
      May be that is a part and parcel of the Genius TPLF’s shrewdness???

      Dr AAA said so in Axum last week when explaining as to why the PFDJ Govt closed the borders…..Ye Ghidiya Mukera—etc.. tederghewal…Etiopiam /egnam bebkulachin endezihu Concern allen”.
      “After the border was wide open,some unexpected security problems happened including Assassination attempts in Eritrea,hence the reason the GoE closed the borders;we Ethiopians also,have that concern from our part”..
      “Ni ashaa dergohalu..ni—-…amitelu.” kind of saying.

    • Hope

      FYI Dottore:
      Why and why now?
      NAMA and OFC in action supported by the TPLF behind the scene.
      Check what the TPLF Office in Mekele said about the need of a Military action if 2020 elections are delayed.
      Connect the dots…
      Good or bad development?None of my business but it matters to both nations and peoples as this development is against the Peace Process.
      That is right,none of my business but it will have a big security implications for Eritrea and Ethiopia in particular and the Horn in general.

      OFFICE OF THE PM

      በአማራ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግሥት ላይ የተደረገው የመፈንቅለ መንግሥት ሙከራ የሀገሪቱን ሕገ መንግሥት የሚፃረር፣ የክልሉ ሕዝብና መንግሥት ለረጅም ጊዜ የታገሉለትን ሰላምና መረጋጋት ለመንጠቅ የተደራጀ በመሆኑ የፌደራል መንግሥት ሙሉ በሙሉ ያወግዘዋል።

      የፌደራል መንግሥት የጸጥታ መዋቅር የመፈንቅለ መንግሥት ሙከራውን ሙሉ በሙሉ በቁጥጥር ሥር አውሎ በፈጸሙት አካላት ላይ ተገቢውን ርምጃ እንዲወስድ ትእዛዝ ተቀብሎ ተፈጻሚ በማድረግ ላይ ይገኛል። ይህ ጥቃት በመንግሥት መዋቅር ላይ ብቻ ሳይሆን በአማራ ሕዝብ ላይ የተቃጣ መሆኑን በመገንዘብ የክልሉ ሕዝብ አካባቢውን በንቃት እንዲጠብቅና ተረጋግቶ ሁኔታዎችን እንዲመለከት ጥሪ ቀርቧል።

      ይህን ሕገ ወጥ ሙከራ ክልሉ ብቻ ሳይሆን ማንኛውም ክልልና መላው ኢትዮጵያዊ ሊያወግዘው የሚገባ ሲሆን የፌደራል መንግሥት የታጠቁ ቡድኖችን ሕገ ወጥ እንቅስቃሴ የመቀልበስ፣ የመግታትና በቁጥጥር ሥር የማዋል ሙሉ ዐቅም ያለው መሆኑን ያረጋግጣል።

      • Selam Hope,

        The only salvation for tplf is a chaotic ethiopia. Otherwise, it has no future. It has become the deadly enemy from within. It is undermining the government, destabilizing the country, doesn’t respect the federal government, and at the same time, it is demanding elections by all means, although it knows perfectly well that no one is going to accept the final results, as long as politicians cannot move freely throughout the country due to security reasons. Nevertheless, it will create chaos and even civil war, which is tplf’s main aim for the country. It doesn’t care about the consequences of its actions. Obsessed as it is with power it is ready to go to hell provided it takes the country with them. Without tplf at the helm of power ethiopia is not meant to be, as much as they are concerned. Even the wellbeing of the people of tigray is not an issue for them. They are ready to sacrifice it for the sake of their return to power.
        As to who is behind the coup and who wants to gain from it, we will soon !earn. But, whoever it maybe, they are playing with fire, because nobody is going to benefit from such actions.

        • Amanuel

          Hi Horizon
          Come off TPLF. It is declared that leader of the coup is a general who was in prison for the same crime during the last government. Guess what he was pardoned by Abiy and given key post. Debretsion is proven right when he said “we are witnessing that those who tried to stabilise Ethiopian are getting free, while those who defended it being chased”

          • Gerogee

            Aman

            Flip flopping Debrsatan can say anything but only Woyane believe him. He is one of the few ultra wealthy TPLF. He has robbed Ethiopia to oblivion.

          • Hope

            George:
            Hit first and then cry is the modus operandi of the same clique.
            Most like he is behind this tragedy as they have been omg beating the drum of war against the Amharas and Dr AAA

          • Paulos

            Selam Aman,

            The Weyanes precisely knew what kind of vicious person he [Asamnew Tsige] was and they caged him accordingly. Abiy the fool let him not only loose but gave him high position and a killer fox that he is, he came after a promising and bright leader and killed him [Ambachew—President of the Amhara region.]

            I will not be surprised if Isaias is behind all of these for he is determined to turn Ethiopia into the next door Somalia.

          • Teodros Alem

            selam paulos
            I know u will never get it but i think u need to know some facts, there will never be peace with out justice, there will never, it is a matter of time, place and conditions.
            General Asamenew Tsige will be a hero for 10s of millions ethiopians for generation to come, he showed the likes of ambachew(son of a slave) who really is .
            2nd, i think u batter sympathize with the displaced people of ethiopia, with the ordinary people that been killed and displaced by the likes of ambachew and ezez.

          • Hope

            Selam Dottore:
            Cool down bro!
            It is unfair to rush into judgements and conclusions!
            Now-a-days u r sounding Precisely like Hayat Adem.
            Speaking of speculations,consider the following and connect the dots:
            -that the TPLF declared war on Abiy and his Govt and IA

            -That the assassination attempts on Abiy and Gen Sibhat Efrem were claimed to be allegedly by TPLF( Per Dr AAA’s speech)

            -That before and during the plot on Gen Sibhat’s , Gen Seare and the Northern Command Gen were “indifferent” or indirectly involved in making the security in the border quite relaxed -that allegedly led to the alleged plot on Gen

            – That there has been serious conflicts between Amhara and Tigray regions and their respective leaderships

            -That the TPLF has been allegedly blamed for the inter-ethnic conflicts (Ormo-Somali) and has been behind the ODP vs OLF conflict

            -That Gen Seare’s Guards were his own people,not the Amharas

            But here is my dilemma:

            Who and how in the world and to what end can a trusted Amhara Chauvinist Gen can do this against his own people and colleagues at a Local Regional Govt level unless there was a coordinated broad based plot against the Federal Govt in coordination with the OLF/OFC and the TPLF but failed at Amhara Region level /dead on arrival?
            Just connect the dots…..
            It is NOT Rocket Science specially for an MD-PHD guy!

          • Alex

            Hi Paulos,
            First eventhough PMAA released him from jail the previous president of amhara kilil gedu hired him as chief of security not abiy. Secondly, you with out evidence are implicating PIA in yesterday tragedy. Eritrea and PIA are behind PMAA fully and that is fact.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Hi Alex,

            How do you know he is fully behind the PM? Do you have first hand knowledge on the despot’s policy? The despot change his policies so frequently that he puts his messengers in self-contradiction. Do you remember what Monkey had said in Atlanta about the constitution, and few months later the despot discarded the document and put him in shame. So Alex don’t defend for something you don’t know the nature of our despot. He lives on conspiracy throughout his life, including conspiring on his colleagues.

          • Senay Zer

            Dear Amanauel — The most pathetic thing I have seen in my life is the PIA’s fan boys/girls pretending to know or predict PIA actions and plans. Poor people, they got no clue. Not only don’t they have no clue, but his view of them is that of total contempt. As you pointed out, even foreign minister Osman Saleh and Yemane Gebreab have no clue what he is going to do or tell them to do. The other day, I was browsing the disqus page of Awate from an old article they re-posted (?) recently, and I noticed that this very Alex was exchanging with someone regarding demobilizing of national service members after PMAA and PIA signed peace agreement about a year ago. Alex said, he expects demobilization to occur within 3-6 months. No further comments needed.

          • Alex

            Hi Senay Zer,
            You are pathetic to say the least. When I stated demobilization to occur within 3-6 months that was my prediction so what is wrong with that. You try to be smart by calling people PIA’s fan boys/girls with out reason so you can get credit from some TPLF apologist. Sad

          • Senay Zer

            Dear Alex — Nah, you were pretending to know gov plans and were saying something, somethnig, blah, blah… if demobilization doesn’t happen in 3-6 months. But, you guys are addicted to contempt from PIA, it is as if you can’t live without a dose of contempt from him every now and then, so what I am doing debating you….?

          • Alex

            Hi Senay,
            You are still wrong. No were did I state that I have internal knowledge of the Gov and if that is the case then I will be right in my assumption. Why do u want to bring PIA in her. The problem is you were trying to be smart and cute with your wrong analysis on my assumption.

          • Alex

            Hi Amanuel,
            It is common sense that the two countries are working together and Eritrea support PMAA since that is our interest dictates. I am not her to defend PIA since that was not my job or plan.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Hi Alex,

            Your reply has nothing to do with my comment. We don’t have a normal government. The government of Eritrea is run by the whim of one person. If you read my comment carefully I explained for you with an example. The so called ministers do not have a say. They are simply messengers. If you want to argue go and rebut to the explanation I gave you as to the nature of the Eritrean Government as we know it till this date. You don’t argue with common sense. Because there is no common sense in governing. You explain Governments by their nature and how they govern their subjects. As simple as that.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Paulo,

            I don’t believe IA want to turn Ethiopia into Somalia. In fact I think, his beef with Weyane was for making Ethiopia weak and divided and that’s why he never want to forgive them.

            I think this whole thing does not make sense to me.

            1) What’s the point of coup in Amhara region when there is a federal government that is going to bind the hell out of you. If there was such coup it make sense to happen at the federal level.

            2) General Seare is killed in Addis, how is that related to what happenes in Bahir Dar?

            3) The blame to the General seems to quick and too fast, it’s hard to believe if there is truth to it.

            I think this sounds all cooked up by Abiy government to shift attention somewhere else…i.e. Amhara and Tigray.

            Isayas will be fuming against Abiy now I think. His greater Ethiopia plan is crumbling [Isayas].

            Berhe

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Berhe,

            The PM is blaming “Asaminow Tsighe” on the coup. The news is from the PM’s office. I hope the link below will help you.

            https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/06/23/africa/ethiopia-attack-general-intl/index.html

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Emma,

            I read that and that’s why I am a little bit doubtful if the PM office is telling the truth.

            It is very hard that they come to this conclusion (tge geberal is behind the coup) quickly, since the General was in position to command the Federal Army.

            I don’t know this general but it is a sucide mission if he thinks by staging coup in the local government (Amhara) region that he will live in peace when the federal government is there standing.

            What is the purpose of this coup?

            Berhe

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Merhaba Berhe,

            The General was in prison by the previous government for the same reasons but was foiled before it turned to a dreadful outcome like this one. I am sure he can not accuse the General without intelligence briefing. In any case it was a horrible misjudgment of the PM to give amnesty to criminals like him. He did it purposely to make them look bad to his predecessors. His conspiracy on his predecessors will make him sleepless as the situation is getting worse by the day. There was many ways he could build Ethiopia on the success of his predecessors both on the security and economic front by opening slowly the public sphere to allow a space to other political parties. Unfortunately, he turned Ethiopia in chaotic political atmosphere. He created it and has to find a solution for the instabilities.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Emma,

            The previous government was no different when it comes to silencing its critics. So what ever accusation they had on this guy, I don’t buy it full heartedly from that part of the region.

            Abyway, it’s not adding up for me, abd we have to wait to see.

            Berhe

          • Teodros Alem

            selam berhe 🙂
            i think the two incident r two different things,
            1, seare killed in his HOUSE along his visiting friend (a fired general by 3A the great)
            2, as u clearly said it, there was not coup in amara region, it was just a killing of 3 very bad leadership of the region, those 3 bad individuals along demeke hated and accused by many for displacement, killing and not listening the gravance of the region people.
            now in case of seare and bff, i think an eye for an eye of.PIA comes to my mind and i don’t think there r connection between the two incident. what do u and ur isem think of it?

          • Berhe Y

            Hi TA,

            So what you are saying contradicts the official government statement.
            1) they said it’s a coup attempt. Why they say coup if it’s killing attempt of some officials.
            2) they said the killing of the General is related to tonthe coup in Amhara killing.
            3) That’s why I said nothing make sense to me.

            This for sure is not going to end well.

            Berhe

          • Teodros Alem

            selam berhe
            1, if it is a coup, why would they kill the 3 bad out of so many? as they said the incident happened in the middle of conference, why u think they killed only those 3 bad people out of many individuals in the leadership?
            like i told u there were a disagreement in the leadership of adp about displacement, killing and so on.
            what happened in bahir dar is the result of those disagreement, it is not a coup. and General Asamenew considered by many as good peraon by the people and cadre.
            2, seare dead 3- 4 hours later after the incident in bahir dar in his home with his bff, if he was working to control the bahir dar incident. what is that he doing in his house with his visiting friend, (note, visiting friend is not my word , it is the gov. Word).

          • Berhe Y

            Hi TA,

            1) I didn’t come up with coup the government did. That’s why I am questioning. So you agree that the government is lying.
            2) this is also what the government said. So you agree that the government is lying as well.

            That’s why I didn’t want to jump and take the word of the government when they accused General Asamenow is behind. Was he present at the conference ? Is he the one who shot those individuals?

            Berhe

          • Teodros Alem

            selam berhe
            at first i said “as u clearly said it” means agree.
            yes he was present with a lot of kilil soldiers, he is the head of security of the region.
            I have no idea. he himself or the soldiers shot those individuals but he was the one ordered the shot and no body knows where is he at until now.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Mekusi,

            Two things Abiy made mistakes (a) to lift the “state of emergency” while there was security problem in the country (b) “releasing all prisoners” without scrutinizing the nature and the degree of the crimes of the prisoners. Such a mistake can not be committed even by rookie leaders. You don’t have to be a politician to understand those basic politics. He released the criminal “Asamnew Tsighe” and put the nation at risk.

        • Hope

          Selam Horizon:
          But they are messing up the entire Ethiopia and Ethiopians,which could destroy the entire HoA like they have done it for the last 20 yrs.
          It is getting too late now and Dr AAA and his Team (Team Lemma)can be easy preys of such Terrorism!
          I mean there have been lots of red flags when thousands of WMD were being smuggled to Addis and other cities.
          Not to mention the Assassination Attempt on Dr AAA on a day light should have been considered as a National Red Alert of Organized Crime and Terrorism.

          Look at how the Eritrean Dictator has kept Eritrea relatively SAFE from such kind of overt terrorism minus the brutal crackdown on his opponents, until the TPLF allegedly sneaked in and allegedly repeated that Terror attack on the only full general of Eritrea.

          Dr AAA and his Team along with the Ethiopian Parliament should take this as a very serious precedent !

          • Selam Hope,

            It was a stupid action by a stupid general. I wouldn’t call it a coup, but a mercenary/terrorist act. It was politically and strategically condemned to fail. He succeeded in killing the president of the regional government and the head of the army and others. There are no signs that he had any support from the regional forces nor from the federal armed forces. The few accomplices were losers and the ramifications, if any, will soon be known. He couldn’t understand that by controlling a regional government, there is nothing much to it, because the federal government is intact and will get him before he could take any other steps. Maybe the federal system doesn’t help coup d’etats. If one controls the center, the periphery could stand against the coup, and vise versa.

            The dividing line between dictatorship and its security that comes out of the barrel of a gun, and democracy and its freedom of expression, etc, that expose to insecurity, especially in a third world country, is difficult to tread. PM Abiy has vowed on bringing democracy to the country, and he is accused and insulted by those who support the tplf inhuman dictatorship, because they are allergic to democracy and Abiy did not succumb to tplf as HMD did, and he (Abiy) is a harbinger of tplf demise. Unfortunately, sometimes democracy becomes more or less a gamble in a country like ethiopia where vested interests are too many.

            Maybe it is difficult to avoid such things from happening as long as there are stupid people, if ethiopia has to move towards democracy. Even then i wouldn’t, as an individual, advice the pm to change course on his way towards democracy, simply because some irregularities happen here and there. Tplf killed and incarcerated, and ethiopians had a seemingly peaceful and secure country out of fear. Today, on the contrary, what one should wish for ethiopia is a consensus of peace and security by the people for the people under democracy.

    • Berhe Y

      Hi Paulo,

      Just read this. This does not look good. They both sound with Tigrayan names.

      Berhe

      Confirmed, Shot to Dead two High Rank Generals of Ethiopia!

      ጀነራል ሰዓረ መኮነንን ሜጀር ጀነራል ገዛኢ ኣበራንን ብዓጀብቶም ከም ዝተቀተሉ ተፈሊጡ!

      • Paulos

        Berhino,

        Yea I heard. Sad. Really sad. RIP.

        As it happened, earlier today, if you remember, we were saying, Ethiopia as a viable nation is not tenable. The Chief Military Intelligence is arrested and it is a sign that is not pretty at all. They need to have a serious look and find a political solution and Abiy should leave power for he is unable to run an otherwise complex nation where the enemy is an apparition of you will.

        • Teodros Alem

          selam paulos
          Reading ur comment above i am thinking how opposite u and me r, i mean ur sadness is my happiness and i think the vise versa also true but i don’t got sad.
          I don’t hate seare but u know he is tplf and i believe a dead tplf is a good tplf for ethiopia.
          the rest 3 guys, i can’t tell u how i hate them and i can’t tell u how happy i am . and there r another 2 wounded in the hospital and i wish them …… It is good for not only ethiopia but for humanity at large.
          and one little advice, don’t think tplf issues will be settled that easy.

          • Paulos

            Tedros,

            If the death of a single human being makes you happy, that means you are one pathetic miserable person. It is as simple as that. It is a matter of principle we all hold dear in life.

            I hated Mengistu Hailemariam with passion for years and years because him and his Lieutenants murdered my own family, but I have made peace with myself and have forgiven them for my own good and sanity as well. And I am not going to draw any drop of gratification if he passes away any day. I would offer my condolences instead. Nixon once famously said, “People may hate you and if you hate them back, you destroy yourself.”

          • Gerogee

            Paulos

            Paulos Paulos oh lord. Didn’t wish Eritrea president to be hanged. Now don’t make try to wiggle your way out.

          • Teodros Alem

            selam paulos
            No, single human death don’t make me happy. reread what i said , they r still active killers, i don’t consider them as a normal human being.
            u r the one pathetic miserable person here, u r the one advocating and supporting the cause and the root source of killing .

          • Gerogee

            Hi Ted

            Paulos is one of the most blatantly hippocratic person on this website. He is so enamored with Woyane, he doesn’t even remember what he posted few hours ago.

            He was wishing PIA to be hanged now he pretended like he cared about human life.

          • Teodros Alem

            selam gerogee
            The funny part is she/he want other to show sympathy for the misery of woyane killers and also funny she/he is a strong supporter of the idology behind the killing and same time she/he trying to lecture people about humanity.
            She/he is not just Hippocrate, she is pathetic idiot.

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Giorgis,

            But is he wrong to care about human life now?

          • Gerogee

            SIMON

            What are u saying. Please clarify.

  • Paulos

    ሰላም ብሩኻት ህዝበይ,

    ትማል ምዕልቲ ኣይተ ስብሓት ነጋ ምስ ሓደ ናይ ዜና ማዕከን ንኣስታት እንኮ ሰዓት ዝኸውን ቃለ-መሕተት ኣካይዶም።

    ዳርጋ ንዓሰርተ ሓሙሽተ ደቓይቕ* ዝኸውን ብዛዕባ ኤርትራን ኣይተ ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂን ሓሳቦም ገሊጾም፣ ጽሟቕ ናይቲ ሓሳቦም ከምዚ ዝስዕብ እዩ–

    –ቃልሲ ክንጅምር ከለና፣ ሻዕብያ ወታሃደራዊ ስልጠናን ካልእ ሓገዛትን ጌሩልና እዩ.

    –ንሕና ብልብን ብመትከልን ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ንመሰሉን ንናጽነቱን ክቃለስ ኣሚንናሉ ኢና፣ ብኣንጻሩ ግን፣ ሻዕብያ ናትና ፖለቲካዊ ፕሮግራም ኣሚኑሉ ኣይፈልጥን፣ ስለዚ ምስ ሻዕብያ ናይ ስትራተጂካዊ ጥርናፈ ተዘይኮይኑ፣ ምንም ብናይ ፖለቲካዊ መስመር ዘራኽብ ኣይነበረናን.

    –ናይ ባድመ ኩናት ባዕሉ ከምዝጀመሮ ዓለም ዝመስከሮ ነገር እዩ፣ ሕጂ’ኻኣ ምሳና ዕርቂ ክገብር ማለት ከምቲ ንሱ ዝብሎ ጻሓይ ብምዕራብ ምውጻእ ማለት እዩ፣ እኳ’ዳኣ ንሕውሓትን ንትግራይን ከየጥፈአ ኣይድቅስን እዩ.

    –ህዝቢ ኤርትራ መጻኢ ሂወቱ ባዕሉ እዩ ዝውስን፣ ልምዓታዊን ዲሞክራስያውን መንግስቲ እንተ መስረተ፣ ንሕና ከበሮ ንወቅዕ፣ ተኺኢልና’ኻኣ ሓገዝና ነወፊ።

    *እቲ ቅድሚኡ ዝነበረ ቃለ-መሕተት ብዛዕባ ናይ ኢትዮጵያ ህልው ኩነታት እዩ ኔሩ!

    • Hope

      Selam Dottore:
      We have seen that and heard that bluff before.

      “ስለዚ ምስ ሻዕብያ ናይ ስትራተጂካዊ ጥርናፈ ተዘይኮይኑ፣ ምንም ብናይ ፖለቲካዊ መስመር ዘራኽብ ኣይነበረናን.”.
      That forfeits his fake “good will” for Eritrea and Eritreans…

      “-ንሕና ብልብን ብመትከልን ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ንመሰሉን ንናጽነቱን ክቃለስ ኣሚንናሉ ኢና”.

      But ONLY for their STRATEGIC reason though:
      To support Eritrean Independence so as to materialize their day dream of making Abay Tigray Republic”,which has been expressly OVERTLY and repeatedly.
      Afa misay Libba mis debesay.
      Professor Asmerom had a point.
      How and why can we trust these people,who had/have done terrible things to us –but now telling us that they are our brothers.”.
      “Asha hamshenay..” kinibehal NizeleAlem?
      No,that is a suicide”
      Modified.

      • Paulos

        Selam Dr. Hope,

        I personally don’t take Pro. Asmerom serious while I respect his other scholarly works. That said however, if I heard him in the interview right, what Sibhat said was problematic [for lack of a stronger word.] It is one thing to suppose that Isaias won’t let up till he sees the Weyanes destroyed but to add that Isaias wants to see Tigrai destroyed as well is over the top if not outrageous.

        • Hope

          Dottore:
          I did NOT expect him to have said the way he said things but what he said was and is ACCURATE.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hope,

            Actually what he said was totally false and made up story, specially what he said about rape and all. There was a guy who worked at the president office who debunked all the claims the professor made. I don’t know where to find the link but total based on lies with no evidence but to trigger the sentiment of the people to incite hate.

            Berhe

          • Hope

            Kibur wo Hifur Berhe:

            Cool down Bro,please,do NOT make me change my mind and stand about the “newly found” Berhe.

            First ,no clue who the heck that guy from the President’s Office you are talking about

            Second,I was NOT talking about the “hate” the Proof was ” preaching” but about the over all historical facts the TPLF and its supporters,aka Tigryans have done to Eritrea and Eritreans.

            Destroying the cemeteries of our heroes and heroines..is also “Fake’ ..right?

            The toxic bravdo and threats made by TPLF and its Officials to destroy Eritrea and Eritreanism and that they will stop at Mersa Tekhlai/Karora is also fake news….correct?

          • Gerogee

            Hope

            You already have given us the answer long time ago when you correctly identified some so called opposition. Some are stuck village mentality. No matter how much they are educated their village mentality creeps up. You can be at a wedding and the first thing they ask is which village your dad is from. Specially if they know you doing well.:)

      • Berhe Y

        Hi Hope,

        I have not heard the interview so my comments are based on what Paulo has written.

        What’s wrong in TPLF and Tigray people have a dream of creating republic of Tigray. Why should we bother so much about, what they want and what they dream about.

        Our only concern should be, if in the process of creating this republic, they interfere with our sovereignty, they take our land, sea and what have you, then by all means let them do what ever they abd their people want to achieve.

        For example, all of Eritreans / PFDJ sympathers cry about land they took from Gondor, Wollo and other places, which is for the people in that part to worry about and solve it. It’s none of our business and let them figure it out. From an outsider point of view, I can’t say the maps created by HS or Derg government are more legitimate than the maps created by TPLF.

        So for people like you Hope, it’s like e say in Tigrinya “teHagami kelo teHazi yiTerT”.

        Since the coming of Abiy and how Ethiopia politics is shaping up, I think it’s imposdible to see the country to have a stable and united future. And in all these if Tigray and the people of Tigray wants to have some security (back up plan) going in their own, I don’t think it’s a bad plan.

        Eritrea problems have been resolved once and for all, there is nothing we need to lose sleep over this. In fact, having a strong and economically viable Tigray should be to Eritrea advantage,
        1) as economic trading partner
        2) as a buffer zone for the crazy qey bahrachin lots

        The Amhara I think should think hard to make sure they don’t become irrelevant if Ethiopia disintegrate and Addis Abeba gets incorporated with Oromo.

        You should listen to the interview of Dr. Dereje Zeleke.

        https://youtu.be/qcmjPUo3FtY

        Berhe

        • Hope

          Berhe:
          I will consult Gen Nittric but here is the point:

          “But ONLY for their STRATEGIC reason though:
          To support Eritrean Independence so as to materialize their day dream of making Abay Tigray Republic”,which has been expressed OVERTLY and repeatedly.
          Aboy Sibhat knows who said what about Eritrea and Eritreans.
          “We will never stop until we break the backbone of Eritrea and our border/stop sign shall be Marsa Tekhlai/Karora”.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hope,

            They can say what ever they wanted to say and we should not lose sleep over it. In fact, it will be very difficult to know what they think if they said nothing. If that is our worry then we should never sleep with two of our eyes closed but we will be ready all the time and alerted so that never happens and we are caught sleeping.

            You see we have to make a calculated guess and always ready for anything. But if we strand all our development and stop them from achieving their dream, in the hope that one day they will turn against us, is really falling to their trap and we will be the losers.

            We have the international recognized boarders, and there is no power that can change it no matter what. Only people who can do so are, US (not America but us Eritreans) if we fight each other and become weak so others can play us. Like the Ethiopians are doing to themselves…the only entity they need to blame is themselves …

            Berhe

          • Hope

            Berhno:
            They are, not ONLY saying whatever they want but have done their best and are doing it their best capacity level to achieve their agenda /day dream -as we speak.

        • Paulos

          Selam Berhino,

          As you know, nations have a life of their own. They do evolve and often times in a very dramatic way. In the 1950s for instance, if a seer was to tell King Haileselassie that Eritrea will be an independent nation and Ethiopia will be Republic forty years down the road, the King would have laughed at the seer. But it happened. What seems highly improbable to us now can happen in the future!

          If we look back in history, most of the nations and nationalities in Ethiopia do not have much in common. The Welaytas, Harrers, Gurage, Sidamas, Oromos, Somalis, Amaras and Tigreans have less in common where their differences stands out. That said however, what held them together was a brute force that was sanctioned by a powerful religious institution and “Divinly’ elected Monarchy as well. These two institutions asserted their power from Tewodros all the way to King Haileselassie. And the Dergue asserted brute force based on an ideology as opposed to Divinely inspired entitlement.

          Fast forward, the Weyanes experimented with a Western style liberty based on granting rights to the nations and nationalities including to those on the periphery as well where the guarantor is a Constitution. After 27 long years of experimenting, it is not only falling apart, but it is becoming increasingly obvious that, Ethiopia as a nation is not tenable where the only option seems to have the nations their way as in what Tigrai is tacitly suggesting.

          When the Tigreans see nothing in common if not loaded hostility when they look South, they see a historic link and a strong commonality in culture, tradition, language and stock when they look North. As such, it may not be unthinkable if the Weyanes already see offering to Eritrea a strong political leadership and Eritrea offers back an economic bedrock including an outlet to the sea under one unified nation. I personally am not for it. One can never say never, however.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Paulos,

            Tigray has a problem that needs to deal with itself internally, which is its Muslim population. The fact that they were persecuted and the fact that they are not even allowed to have place of warship (if not mistaken) is a huge problem in this day and age.

            Eritrea is blessed to overcome these and to actually build a healthy and tolerant society both in the population as well as its religious institution.

            This is a source of conflict that I can’t see get resolved and it will become a source of conflict in Eritrea that the ERITREAN Christian population should have no part and it has no purpose.

            Tigray should live in peace with itself and it’s neighbiur including Eritrea. There is nothing Eritrea an gain from any union with Tigray other than importing it’s internal Tigray problems.

            It’s the exact reason why HS was buried in his office and Megistu is in exile, and the sane thing will happen to Eritrea.

            Eritrea is not a viable nation without the other half of its population and it lands.

            We have to kill this thought not only for the safty and well being of our Muslim population but equally (if not more) importantly for the safty and wellbeing of our Christian population. We need no proof but we know it and we experienced it, with Alula, Baraeu, Yohannes and who ever crazy warlords that come from south of Mereb.

            The only peace and progress we experienced is when we we were cutoff after the Italian population and our people found harmony to progress together. That’s where we need to march towards.

            Berhe

          • Paulos

            Berhe,

            I am not proposing or endorsing what I stated. As I said, it is a scenario that has a possibility to happen in the future and there is no need to be stiff about it. ቅሰን!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Paulo,

            I know you have not proposed or endorsed it but it’s not the first time we heard this and actually done tried. Tigrinya TigrinN, Andnet, NHnan Elamanan, Agazian or what have, all has been nothing but disaster for our people.

            I haven’t followed the out come of the recent DC conference but it was not as it was expiected. I don’t know what’s wrong with our “suppose to be leaders” they can’t seem to get out of their miserable, pure village mentality and can’t see beyond.

            When the people are united, when the people are one, when the people are behind you and giving you all the support that one political entity needs, why it’s so hard to organize a conference that is uniting and inclusive of everyone.

            When are they going to learn this wonna be leaders. Do they know they are working against their agenda, against their people.

            This is where I was coming from. Zewsin aykonen.

            Like we say “zeyedeqis negiromuKas diqs yiHadru” :).

            You know what we should do, anyone who is dying to be part of Tigray, Amhara, Sudan or what have, they should pack their Kagame and leave and leave Eritreafor those who wants it to remain ERITREAN. Saeda yiSnaHkum.

            Berhe

          • Hope

            Selam Berhe:
            Now you are talking Eritrean BUSINESS and real talk.

            Apologies for mis-reading you many times.
            The TPLF and its supporters are desperate for an EXIT Strategy and they cannot achieve it while PIA is in Power,hence,they are at “an all war” against him and his Officials.

            That does NOT mean that IA is against the AgAzians or the old new Tigrai-Tigrgnii Agenda but he would like to do it by himself with the TPLF gone—the very reason of creating the DEMHIT.
            Here is my evidence:
            1)A Senior EPLF Cadre(Wedi Ansbea for that matter,) boldly and confidently told us in Washington, DC at the ECCC(The Eritrean Community and Cultural Center run by HIGDEF) in 1996-1997 that we neutralize the Lowland and Wuhabist Movement thru the creation Tigrai-Tirgrgni State

            2)IA confidently told a French Journalist in 1973 that” The Amharas and other Ethiopian entities do not belong to us ,the descendants of the Axumite Empire.
            It is expected that IA attitude and agenda to change over the time and based on situations and developments.

            Dr Paulos’ point might be based on the above facts on the ground and some historical facts.which might be inevitable in the future…based on real time events.

            IA can easily manipulate that if he lives longer enough..

            The DC mess was expected and well calculated and designed saga if you saw the pre DC conference live talk at the paltalks–aired thru Meskerem.Net as well,where a certain weddi taba and a PFDJ Agent( sell out dudes,whom we know well) and a certain Pseudo-YikeAlo guy but PFDJ Agent .spoiled it well.

            They used the Awraja card very well.
            The good thing is that they claimed that they learned from their mistakes and will address them so tat they will not happen again.
            There si a reason as to why some here are disgusted with the Opposition.

            I gave up after my own Party,the EPDP, was broken into pieces due to same Awrajawi rotten politika.

            Eziom Enda Haika are real spoilers…IA used to call them menshiro Ertra.The TPLF has used them quite well some how to its advantage.

            But we have to go beyond that by getting ahead of those spoilers.

            Remember that the PFDJ is well sophisticated and PERFECT at dividing the Eritreans…and I witnessed that in DC and on the EPDP Issue.

          • Alex

            Hi Paulos,
            For some reason you have a soft spot for TPLF or Tigray. May be you have some connection by marriage. In my opinion, Eritrea is not blessed to have a neighbours like them in my opinion. What they say and do is always different. This people who did all this wrong thing to Eritrea and Eritreans in the last 20 years and once they are out of power and quarantined in Mekelle they start saying we are brothers. I laughed on your suggestion that Woyane can offer a strong political leadership to Eritrea. TPLF have nothing to offer to Eritrea except backstabbing.

          • Gerogee

            Alex

            You may not have gave it much thought but when you, ALEX, post anything. Just about all of them go bananas. Specially Berhe and Paulos gave ape crazy. Here is why.

            1. Unlike most if us you have seen and faced WOYANE first hand.

            2. You ERITREA focus and humble.

            3. You are balanced

            It is really hilarious to read their responses.

          • Alex

            Hi George
            I appreciate your condor. Berhe response to me is uncalled for. It is sad to see people question what you did to your country with out reason. What I did was nothing since every Eritrean family participated in the liberation and safeguarding of the country sovereignty.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Alex,

            The other day, your body Georgee thought, the reason I don’t like IA is because of my “ethnic” blinded hate. I told him, IA on his mother and Yemane Gebreab hail from the same village my both parents hail from.

            Now you are telling me, I have soft spot for TPLF because I may have connection by marriage. No absolutely not, not that anything wrong with it, but my second half haile from Akeke TsaEda. I am lucky I belong to all parts of Eritrea.

            Speaking of connection to Tigray, I can’t say that you are Uwer (blind) but there is one more connected to Tigray than the three strong men in Eritrea. IA, 75+ percent, Yemane Gebreab 50+, and Hagos Kisha 100%.

            Now when and where did I say “weyane can offer strong political leadership in Eritrea”.

            The more I read your response, the more I find that you are phony, abd I don’t believe in the life of me, that you were in Eritrea fighting along the brave young souls. You are full of BS.

            I don’t believe the people of Tigray and Eritrea benefit by having constant war, hate and rivery created by the war lords from both parts of the mereb river. I think the people of both countries benefit if they are left alone and build peaceful and lasting relationship.

            Berhe

          • Gerogee

            Berhe

            Alex was talking about Paulos.

          • Paulos

            😂

          • Alex

            Hi Berhe,
            Please calm down. I responded to Paulos not you. What is wrong with you. You who did nothing to Eritrea except writing BS email to question if I defended my country or not. I thought you were cool person but you response to my reply to Paulos is beyond pale.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Alex,

            First I will apologize because I thought you wrote to me.

            As what you think of me, I don’t give much thought, specially since I think you sympathize with the IA and his rule in Eritrea and that you seem to always find a way to praise them.

            I know what I have done for my country and I know what I will do fir my courtry the minute this evil regime is gone.

            Berhe

          • Paulos

            Alex,

            No soft or hard spot in me. I try to be realistic. That said, you are probably in your late 20s or early 30s and two or three decades down the road, you will remember this thread and you will reconcile with the younger self in you. We live in a world not what it ought to be but what is instead! Nations are built on Realism not on Idealism.

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Paulos,

            I personally am for it.

          • Hope

            Simon:
            Are U a Tigreyan,if I may ask?
            Apologies if I crossed the redline but your comment at the wrong time and wrong place forced me to ask u so!

          • Simon Kaleab

            Selam Hope,

            No. I am from El Dorado, located on the outer ring of Saturn.
            No red-line, no offence.

          • Hameed Al-Arabi

            Ahlan Kaleab,

            Do you remember where we have stopped last time? How is life in Saturn? You seem to move everywhere in the universe.

            Al-Arabi

          • Senay Zer

            Dear Paulos and Berhe — Strong relation and closeness between both tigrignas is crucial for the stability of the whole region – we have seen tplf and pfdj exploit the rift between the two people to wage horrible war. The only way to prevent politicians from exploiting us is to establish extensive and multi-faceted relationship. This should, in anyway, be used or even indicate any kind of attempt to gang up against any other groups, Muslims in Eritrea or other ethnic groups in Ethiopia. Having said that, I feel there is a feeling among tigrayans that as soon as PIA is gone, it would be easy to repair the relationship. I am afraid that is far from the truth. I believe TPLF takes most of the blame for the lack any meaningful relationship between the two tigrignas in the past 20 years, and they have created a precedence that potentially snarl any future attempt at rebuilding relations across Mereb. Paulos – do you know there are thousands of Eritreans who are not able to return to their villages since the war ended because their land is occupied by Ethiopia?

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Senay,

            Good understanding. However, there is no other “productive option” than “mending relationships” with your neighbors to have peace and stability within ourself and within the region.

        • Simon Kaleab

          Selam Berhe,

          Very logical reply.

  • Nitricc

    Hi all; this is a good news for both people. this is the only way out.

    Ethiopia launches railway project with Eritrea. While
    addressing the Ethio-Italian Business Forum on Thursday, Ahmed Shide, Minister
    of Finance, told Italian officials and business delegates that Ethiopia is
    about to pursue a railway project that connects Ethiopia with port cities of
    Eritrea. Ahmed told The Reporter that Italy has provided EUR 150
    million to finance development projects.

    • Hi Nitricc,

      It seems that europe and the usa are finally waking up from their deep slumber after the chinese have overrun africa, billions of chinese debt, afrcan children learning mandarin, about one million chinese having already made africa their permanent home, and chinese constructed infrastructures almost everywhere all over the continent. At last, they think that they are losing africa to the chinese and they are scared. No more is business as usual. Five hundred years of relentless exploitation and giving back nothing more than alms.

      It is said that the usa is planning to invest about $60bn in africa in the private sector and if the massawa – addis railway is true and becomes a reality, maybe it is the start of a new age when the west will not only suck capital and resources out of africa and give back nothing, but it will also invest in businesses and development. Nevertheless, old habits do not die easily, and it will be difficult for the west to counter china in africa. Some say that it is odd to see a different policy towards africa from the foul-mouthed trump who called african nations s***hole countries and later on denied he had said that. We will see.

      • Hope

        Spot on Horizon:
        Trump is nothing but a an azzz-ole…with some early dementia or something.
        What matters is
        “No permanent friends or enemies but INTEREST”.
        The USA is sneaking into the Horn thru the EU and its GCC mercenaries.
        They have a big base in Somalia.

        Sneaking to the Sudan now.
        PIA should be advised to SHUT UP thru Dr AAA,which seems to be the case as of late.

      • Berhe Y

        Hi Horizon,

        I see the advantage from Eritrea point of view, but is the immediate advantage for Ethiopia over the use of Djibouti port.

        Unless Ethiopia / Eritrea are united?

        Why in terms of priority this is needed now. When Ethiopia has other priority like finishing the GERD?

        Berhe

        • Selam Berhe Y,

          It is not about ethiopia and eritrea only, it is mainly about the west losing africa to china. Some time ago, the president of the european commission had said that if the african free trade zone becomes a reality, the eu together with a united african economic zone could create one big market at a strategic position in the world.

          Bringing back africa on different terms, i think, is the main thing, and italy wouldn’t want to invest $bn for the sake of two poor countries only, if the prospect of a larger trade expansion throughout the region and beyond is not there.

          Massawa and assab could function as ports of entry for european goods as djibouti is now to chinese goods, which could then flow south and west throughout africa. In my opinion, there is no reason why the west wouldn’t do similar things as that china is doing through the so called the new silk road which includes africa, if they want to counter china. Therefore, it is a long term plan for the west. Otherwise, they are losing africa. Ethiopia and Eritrea are simply benefiting from it, and i don’t think that they are the end of the project, but the beginning if this thing is real.

          We shouldn’t be suspicious about everything that happens between ethiopia and eritrea.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Horizon,

            As Eritreans we should be suspicious everything that IA does. We have no evidence to take things at face value otherwise. All the Bisha dollars from Gold, disappeared without seeing a penny to the ERITREAN economy, at the monster of finiance then, Berhane Abrehe, who is jailed now, detailed.

            I don’t think what China doing today will benefit Africa in the long run. Africa is being colonized in different ways by China in different and most expensive ways.

            Africa should unite under one currency without depending on China, EU and US, and find it’s own projects by having its own finiancial systems. If it was me, I would have locked it down the sane way India/China have done for 50 years and get their people developed through education and become competitive enough.

            There is enough resources tge world needs that it has to pay top dollars if Africa voice becomes one and united.

            Berhe

          • Hope

            SelamnBerhe:

            U r making a great progress and lots of sense!

            U reminded me about Col MoAmmer Kezafi ,the Visionary Leader,who attempted but successfully to unite Africa economically by suggesting an African Dollar or Dinnar and he deposited $50 billion to that effect to build an All African Bank !

            The World Bank and IMF started losing business for obvious reasons!

            Moammer Kezafi even sponsored the All African Satellite Program so as to connect the entire Africa .The French started losing their $500 million per annum income from their TeleCom and Satellite Industry in West Africa .

            The rest is history !

            After the Good Dictator settled the alleged PanAm Terrorist attack by a Libyan and after the deadly decades old sanctions were lifted and after all the western oil companies flooded to invest in Libya with billions of $$,the joint Evil Axis of the CIA,M16 and the French Intelligence hectically developed a devastating conspiracy and placed a “no fly zone” in Libya then destroyed Libya into ashes,the ONLY country, which covered 98% of its citizens with free education, social services and healthcare !
            This is not to mention that the entire Franco-Africa is controlled by France in all aspects!

            Even the utility bills of those African Nations is controlled by the same agency!

            Italy has a point for accusing France for its reckless and oppressive business in W Africa.

            China is better from that regard!

            Neocolonialism is at its highest peak in Africa,if u r behind on that issue and it is but naive to otherwise to dream about an African Independence!!

            The Libyan and Eritrean Experience is more than a vivid example, which the gorgeous Georgeeeee is telling u day and night!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hope,

            Blaming the west for all Africa problems will not solve anything. Ghaddafi has left Libya for what it is today, he never build a robust democratic institution that can stand if he is around today or not.

            With the wealth the country had, he could have make the country as good as Norway if he had the vision, instead he was supporting terrorist organization and picking a fight that for sure not able to win.

            Libya has turned into stone ages now, there is no simpke hope that the country will come out of it.

            That’s the legacy of all dictator ship, they grind the country to the ground.

            Isayas Afeworki is no different, there is no better prostite than him, be it Israel, tge US, the Chinese, Russia, Iran, SA, Qatar, UAE.

            Anyway, gudyna ngber.

            Berhe

          • Hope

            Come on Berhe:
            Am talking reality and facts!
            The ONLY Dictators I admire in this world are:
            -Chavez of Venezuela
            -Fidel Castro of Cuba
            -The Dictator of Singapore-the BEST one
            -Col MoAmmer Ghedafi
            For obvious reasons.
            It sounds like you have no clue about Libya and its Revolutionary Leader Col MoAmmer
            Aside from his cultist personality and corrupt and alleged womanizing behavior ,he has done the best he could for Libya and Libyans.
            Do not judge him by his 1% of his weakness but the 99% of his positive role and care for Libya and Libyans.

            U are so funny to blame him for the current messy Libya.

            And yet,you are advising me to ignore the very culprits,which destroyed Libya.

            Either you are very naive about basic history and politics 101 or you are deliberately playing games.
            I see that you have the same attitude and perception/approach about the destructive role of the TPLF and its Masters against Eritrea vis-a-vis PIA and his role for and to/on Eritrea.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hope,

            Like I told you, gudayna nigber because talking and arguing about Gadaffi will not solve our problems.

            If Gadaffi was a good leader and decent human being, he would not have sided with IA and supported him. He should advice him to change his ways and free his people or he should stay away from. Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. During our struggle, he also sided with Mengistu and he was involved in arming him and finiancing him. He was always enemy of the ERITREAN people. I am glad that he got what he deserved.

            He ruled Libya for 40 years, he had all the money in the world to change the country and the continent for a better good, but instead he squandered his time and resources arming terrorists, picking fights with the west and he involved himself where he had no business or the ability that he can win.

            So much for the education that he build in his country. If he did that, you wouldn’t find so many savages and cruel people who are enslaving black people today. He left an ignorant, ethnic divided, savage country, and that’s his legacy.

            As an ERITREAN, you should be ashamed to feel sorry for this barbaric dictator.

            I am not protecting the west or supporting what they did to Libya was correct. My principle is simple, those outsiders can only come to you, if you ONLY allow them.

            Same goes for weyane, they did what they did because IA allowed them to do that, he fell in their trap.

            If he kind to his people, implement rule of lawNO BODY can do anything to him it to Eritrea. Same goes for Libya.

            I don’t like Castro, I don’t like Chavez, I don’t like any dictator.

            Now I know why you sometimes feel for our dictator, you seem to have thing or two for dictators.

            Berhe

    • Hope

      Gen Nittric:
      Thank you for the old new News.
      Glad Italy and the EU are on track…
      As Gorgeous Georgeeeee said,the sky is the limit for Eritrea and Eritreans PROVIDED your KING IA declares unconditionally:
      -Nationallyreconciliation
      -Amnesty
      Followed by release of Prisoners..through a legal and Neutral Commission supported by a third party with full and generous hands for compensation then
      Implementing an inclusive Constitution and its provisions
      ;
      -Freedom of Economy/Business
      -Freedom of Regulated Movement
      -Freedom of Education
      -Freedom of legally allowed and sponsored assemblies/Speech
      -Expedited rehab of our old and new refugees
      -Restructuring of our Defense and Security Intelligence System
      -Improve the National service
      -Demobilize the EDF in a properly studied way
      -Restructure the EDF and its branches in the best way possible to make it the BEST of its KIND..EVER

  • Senay Zer

    Dear GN — Thanks for working to clarify these. However, there is too much unnecessary abrasive language which is out of place for a news provider, poor editorial oversight.

  • Ayneta

    Dear Awate:
    Thank you for eliminating Haile Menkorios as one of the alleged participants of the never-been-there meeting between IA and opposition groups.
    The rumor peddled by PFDJ is a known diversion method to keep people’s focus off the YiAkl movement.
    The only time IA will be willing to negotiate is on that fateful day when is caught in a fox hole like his mentor Mohammed Ghaddafi. Then he will plead with his captors, ”please spare my life. Abokum eye…” On that day, he will realize that he ain’t no superman and that he is made up of bone and flesh, just like the scoreless people he tormented and murdered. He will feel naked like the Biblical Adam!….till that he wont consent and compromise.
    Anyone who believes IA will change now is naïve at best. Apart from his inflated ego and I -know-it -all personality, he has too much skeleton in his keyboard. He knows the moment he lets things loose, it will be the beginning of his demise. It is a slippery road for him. He has too much blood in his hands, he knows this very well and that is why he is going to try to inflate the balloon until it bursts on his face!

    • Nitricc

      The only time IA will be willing to negotiate is on that fateful day when is caught in a fox hole like his mentor Mohammed Ghaddafi.

      Hi Ayneta; don’t make me lough, man. hahahahah. Negotiate with who? give me a name?

  • Gerogee

    Dear all

    Asymmetrical Warfare. Psychological warfare. This is a classic move. The rumor that the Eritrean government is negotiating with the so-called opposition AKA clueless clannish and tplf Messengers is a ploy to elevate them. There is no opposition at this time that is formidable enough to get the attention of Eritrean government. There is a movement that’s funded by tplf and Western CIA Intelligence Officers to effect change in Eritrea.

    Eritrean opposition groups,

    1. Are mostly tribalistic and clannish based.

    2. Have the same personality as tplf, very short-sighted. Long-term thinking is not in their vocabulary.

    3. They might be educated but they’re clever. You need to have a combination of Education and intuition to be effective change maker.

    4. Some are Grudge driven. They’re so angry they can’t see clearly. And they are self-destructive. Stupidly stubborn.

    5. Some are genuinely upset with the government.

    6. In conclusion, the so-called opposition groups are very small in numbers. They are not smart. There are weak. They always ask for outside help. They have not understood Eritrean people. They arrogantly think people cannot formed their opinion.

    7. Right or wrong people are getting information from non traditional news media. And people believe in conspiracy theories. Anybody who is parroting talking points of the American Empire automatically will be stigmatized Clueless Western culture laced snob.

    • Simon Kaleab

      Selam Giorgis,

      Clueless Western culture such as inventing medicines to cure cancer, AIDS, and Ebola, inventing computers and the internet and other communication systems, creating Mathematical systems to solve engineering and technological problems to alleviate the burdens of human life?

      • Gerogee

        Hi Simon

        You preaching to the choir. I am a firm believer it learning from others. In respecting innovation. That’s one of the things I like about the West. Relentless pursuit of perfection, Improvement, creativity.

    • Paulos

      ገርግስ,

      Do you realize that Awate is Opposition website? And you don’t have any qualms to blurt out words unfiltered? To the very least, have some respect for the owners of this site. ዓዋን!

    • Hope

      Selam Georgia:
      Aside from your a bit arrogance,bluntness,quasi generalization and blanket accusations somewhat ( u saved yourself by saying “ most),I think you hit the nail at perfectly!
      The point I disagree with you is that you sound to be against Reconciliation and Raproachment!
      If the Opposition is to start a dialogue,some of the preconditions are the ones you listed that the opposition will and should work to improve.
      One more thing:
      The brutal PFDJ is the major reason for the Opposition to act and to behave the way it is behaving since the PFDJ Leadership blocked all options .
      But that does not mean to sympathize with the same failed and disorganized Opposition and there should not be an excuse to act the way it has acted.

      I blame both.
      My other reservation I have with you you is:
      Are you a serious and honest debater interested in a better Eritrea?
      If so,why can’t you bring up better ideas and solutions?
      Don’t you believe that Eritrea and Eritreans DESERVE better,if not,the BEST governance and Democracy and Prosperity?

      What the heck has the American empire or TPLF or opposition to do with what the Eritreans DESERVE?
      Don’t u believe that Constitutional Governance and Strong Institutions along with a United Eritrea and Eritreans can neutralize your fears and conspiracy theories about the Western Empires and their mercenaries?
      Hope thinks so!

      • Gerogee

        Hope bro

        Reconciliation with whom? About what? People need to wise up and focus and prioritize. What is pressing issue in my opinion is we are going to be so unprepared for the next economic boom that we will be strangers in our land. I have seen this in another African country. We are at the take off stage. It will be the mother of all economic boom in Africa. The GOE is overwhelmed. It doesn’t matter what side of the fence you are we need to push for commerce law that prioritize Eritreans.

    • Ayneta

      Gerogee:
      You are seriously spoiling the beauty of this forum and you do it purposely. It beats me why Awate is allowing you to abuse us all with your endless gibberish. No substance but all abysmal garbage. Your abuse borders mental rape!

      • Gerogee

        Ayneta

        You,
        Lamek,
        Paulo’s
        Al-alrabi
        Amanuel (not Hidrat)
        Hayte

        Are in a group I call, NE. Because of my humble nature I will refrain from saying it and also from getting band by the king pin, Shale johar. It matters not what you say. I care not what you think. I might occasionally respond to you. My mission is to gather the lost Real Eritrean chaps like Berhe, the Brightest and Aman the Axium spokes man.

      • Consolation

        Hello Aynata,

        You mean he is spoiling your hallucinations. The idea that the Eritrean government would talk to the Weyane servants is one of the silliest things I have heard. It was funny how the so-called opposition were ecstatic when PM Abiy used the phrase Eritrean opposition. They started to fabricate a fake news about contacts and are now in deep hallucinatory trance. Gerogee, in fact got it absolutely right!

        • Paulos

          Consolation,

          Do you know what the moral flaw with you people is? You never had your own stand where, should say, tomorrow the sadist tyrant opts to sit down and negotiate with the Opposition, you will cheer him on! መሻሙሽ ፈኮስቲ!

          • Haile S.

            Selam Paul,

            Do you know the 11th commandment? ኣይትህረቅ!

          • Paulos

            ሃይላት,

            እንታይ ክገብር ኢልካኒ እዛ ምቑጣዕ ትባሃል ነገር ክስዕራ ኣይካኣልኩን። ሓንቲ ምዕልቲ ክስዕራ ተስፋ’ገብር።

          • Haile S.

            ሰላማት ፖል፡

            ይርድኣኒ! ዓጽምና (our gene) እዩ ይመስለኒ። ክኖክ ኢት ኣውት! ጸላኢና ይሕረቕ! Anway ኤሱ is always angry.

          • Yohannes Zerai

            ሰላም ሃይላት፣

            ናይ ኤሱ ነገር ገዲፍካ ተዛረብ! ኤሱ ደኣ’ሞ፣ ሕዋሳቱ ይኹኑ ሓንጎሉ ሰላም፡ ልዝብን ፍቕርን ስለዝጽየፉ፣ እቲ ናይ ጽልኢ፡ ንዕቀትን፡ ትምክሕትን ተሃኑ ብምንታይ የውጻኣዮ — ግድን እዩ‘ምበር ክሓርቕን ክተክኽን! ወረ እዝጊ ይሃቦ፡ ንተሃኑ ናብ ደረጃ ቆለ ኣዕሪጉ ከጉርዕ ዘይምድላዩ!!

          • Haile S.

            ሓደርካ ዮሃንስ፡ ሓደርኩም፡

            ኩርማጅ ሒዙ፡ ብዛዕጎል ዝተኣደነ ቆርበት ለቢሱ፡ ነብሱ ዘይሃረመ እምበረይ፡ ቆለ’ሲ ሒዝዎ እዮ። ሕሰቦ እሞ፡፡ ሓደ ሰብ፡ ካብ ኣዕርኽቱ ኣማኸርቱ ተነጺሉ፡ ኣሲርዎም፡ በይኑ ተሪፉ፡ ገባርን ሓዳግን ኮይኑ፡ ዝንዕቆ እምበር ዘኽብሮን ዝሰምዖን ሰብ እንድሕሪ ዘይብሉ፡ ካብኡ እንታይ ንጽበ? ኣብዚ ደረጃ እዚ ዝበጽሐ ተራ (ሓፋሽ) ሰብ በይኑ እዩ ዝዛረብ፡ ሃተፍተፍ ዝብል፡ ዘንጸርጽር ርእሱ ዝሓክኽ። ግና ከም ኤሱ መራሒ እንተኾይኑ፡ ኣይረድ ከምዚ ወሪዱና ዘሎ፡ እቲ በይኑ ዝዛረቦን ዘንጸርጽሮን ንዓና ንህዝቡ ከም መደረ ገይሩ ስለ ዘቕርቦ እዩ ዘይርድኣናን ዝድንጽወናን፡ እምበር’ዶ መራሒ ኣለናን ኢልና ነንጸርጽር ዘለና።

          • Paulos

            ሃይላት,

            ሕሙም ዲና ክንብሎ ወይስ ጨካን ኣረሜን፣ ናቱ ነገር ዝተወደአ እዩ። ዝገርም ነገር ናይ’ዞም ብደዎም ዝጻሕጽሑ ጃጀውቲ ደገፍቱ እዩ። ከመይ ቢሉ ሓደ ጠላዕ ሰብኣይ ንሓደ ሰብኣይ ይፈርሖ? ሓንቲ ማዓልቲ’ኳ ዓገብ ትጋገ’ለኻ ኢሎሞ ዘይፈልጡ፣ ‘ታይ’ደኣ ክዛረቦም’ከሎ ዝርዕዱ! ዝገርም ነገር’ዩ!

          • Yohannes Zerai

            ሰላም ጳውሎስ፣

            “ሕሙም ዲና ክንብሎ ወይስ ጨካን ኣረሜን” ንዝበልካዮ፡ ግዲ የብልካን ኣብኡ በጺሑስ ኣይሓምቕን እዩ፤ ንኽልቲኡ ደሪቡ’ዩ ሒዝዎ ዘሎ! ዘይከምኡ ኰይኑ እንዳኣሉ ምስ ኩሉ ገርጨውጨው ዝብልን ሓደ ፈታዊ ዘይብሉ ተሪፉን ዘሎ። ንደገፍቱ ብዝምልከት ግን፡ ክልተ ጉጅለ እዮም ዘለው። እቲ ቀዳማይ ጉጅለ፡ እዞም ኣብዚ መድረኽ-ልዝብና (forum) “ጸማም-ሓደ-ደርፉ” ኰይኖም ለለ እናበሉ ኣጽሚሞምና ዘለው ሰባት’ዮም ኣባላቱ። ንሳቶም፡ ውልቀ-መላኺ ፈጣሪኦም ሓንሳብ ሰንከልከል እንተይሉ፣ ኣብዚኣ ኣተው ከይተባህሉ ህጣሞም ክጠፍእ እዩ። ብመሰረቱ ከኣ፡ ናይ መልሓስ ምበር ናይ ግብሪ ሰባት ኣይኮኑን።

            እቲ ካልኣይ ጉጅለ፡ እቶም ኣብ ውሽጢ ሃገር ኰይኖም ተሸቑሪሮም፡ ብፍርሒ እናንቀጥቀጡ ን“ወዲ ኣፈይ” ዝለኣኽዎን እግሩ ዝሓጽቡን ዘለው ደገፍቱ ዝጠርነፈ እዩ። ናይዚኣቶም መፈጸምታ (fate) እንታይ ከምዝኸውን፡ ታሪኽ ናይቶም ኣቐዲሞም ዝወደቑ ውልቀ-መለኽቲ ኣንፊቱልና እዩ። ንኣብነት፡ መንግስቱ ሃይለማርያ ንበይኑ ጠንጢንዎም ክሃድም ከሎ ስቕ ኢሎም ዝረኣዩ ሰበ-ስልጣን ደርግ፡ ነቲ ሓድሽ መንግስቲ ኢዶም ኣጣሚሮም ኮፍ ኢሎም እዮም ተጸብዮሞ። ተኣሲሮም ናይ ገበን ክሲ ምስ ቀረበሎም ከኣ፣ “ንሕና ፈቲና ኣይኮናን፡ ቀታሊ ስለዝኾነ ከይቀትለና ፈሪሕና ኢና ተኣዚዝናዮ” ዝብል ብኹንን ውርደተኛን መልሲ እዮም ሂቦም። ኣብዚ ናትና’ውን ከምኡ፡ እቲ ውልቀ-መላኺ ጐይቶኦም እንተተኣልዩ (ማለት፣ እንተተኣሲሩ፡ ብዝጊሄሩ ሞይቱ፡ ሃዲሙ — highly unlikely)፣ እዞም ደገፍቲ’ዚኦም ከም ኣናጹ ኣብ ጐዳጉዲ ተሓቢኦም ክርከቡ እዮም’ምበር ካልእ ዝገብርዎ ኣይክህሉን እዩ። ስለዚ “ጀጀውቲ” ምባልካ ንዕኦም ዝኸውን ሽም ኢኻ ሂብካዮም፤ ንሱ’ኳ ክውሕዶም!

          • Yohannes Zerai

            ሃይላት፣

            ኣነኸ “ሓደርካ” ኢለዶ ክምልሰልካ፣ ንጽባሒቱ ደኣ ኰይኑ’ምበር 🙂

            ከምቲ ዝበልካዮ፡ እዚ ውሉድ ጋኔን ዝኾነ ፍጡር’ዚ፣ ብሃገርን፡ ብጀጋኑ ደቃን፡ ብመንእሰያታን፡ ብሓፋሽ ህዝባን ውሑድ ኣየተጻወተን። ምንም’ኳ ብሰበቡ መዘና ዘይብሉ ኣደራዕን ማህሰይቲን እንተወረዶ፣ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ናይዚ ፍጡር’ዚ ዘስካሕክሕ ግፍዕን መከራን ን30 ዓመታት ተጻዊሩ፡ ክሳብ ሕጂ ከም ሕብረተ-ሰብ ክቕጽል ምኽኣሉ መስተንክር ጥራይ እዩ ክበሃል ዘለዎ። ከምቲ ኣበው፡ ውጻእ-መዓት ክርእዩ ከለው “ትበልዖ እንጌራ ኣሎካ!” ዝብልዎ፣ እዛ ሃገር’ዚኣ ከኣ ነዚ መፈጸምትኡ ተቓሪቡ ዘሎ ‘ዘመነ ስቓይን ባርነትን’ ምስ ሰገረት፣ ዓዲ ሕጊ፡ ዓዲ ሰላምን ራህዋን ከም እትኸውን ዘጠራጥር ኣይኮነን።

            ድሮ’ኳ ናይቲ ስርዓትን መራሒኡን ግዜ ዕራርቦ ስለዝበጽሐ፣ መቓብሮም ባዕሎም ምኹዓት ጀሚሮም ኣለው። ናይ ለውጢ ሓይልታት ከኣ፡ ነቲ ግዜኡ ዘሕለፈ ንቕሎኦም ንምቅልጣፍ ይናንዩዎም ኣለው። 5 መነኰሳት ገዳም ደብረ-ቢዘን ምእሳር ፤ ብካቶሊካዊት ቤት-ክርስትያን ኤርትራ ዝመሓደራ 40 ዝኣኽላ ናይ ጥዕና ትካላት ብወተሃደራዊ ሓይሊ መንዚዕካ፡ ንሕሙማት ናብ ገዘኦም ምስጓግ፤ በማእታት ዝቑጸሩ ኣመንቲ ሃይማኖት ዸንጤቆስጠ ንጸሎት ስለዝተኣከቡ ብጅምላ ምእሳር፤ ናይ ጀነራል ስብሓት ኤፍሬም ሃለዋት ዝኣክል “ተባራዒ ቦምባ” ኣብ መደቀሲ ኢሳይያስ ሓቢእካ፡ ንዓለም ከተረሳስዕ ምፍታን፤ ንኣፍሪቃ ሕብረት ዘሊፍካ፡ ኣንጻር ኣህጉራዊ ጻዕሪ-ንሰላም ተሰሊፍካ፡ ፖለቲካዊ ቅልውላው ሱዳን ምስዋር — እዚኣቶም፡ ገለ ካብቶም ኣብዚ ቀረባ እዋን ኢሳይያስን ህግደፍን ዘካይድዎም ዘለው ናይ ጥፍኣት ዕንደራታት እዮም።

            ኣህጉራዊ፡ ዞባዊን ሃገራውን ሓይልታት ሕግን-ፍትሕን ብወገኖም፣ እናሓየለ ዝመጽእ ዘሎ መጥቃዕትታቶም ናብቲ ስርዓት የቕንዑ ኣለው። ገለ ካብዚኦም፡ 103 ሰብ-ዝና ዝኾኑ ኣፍሪቃውያን ምሁራት፡ ጋዜጠኛታት፡ ስነ-ጥበባውያን፡ ወዘተ… ብሓባር ናብ ውልቀ-መላኺ ዝለኣኽዎ ናይ “ዓገብ” ደብዳቤ፤ 30 ሰብኣዊ-መሰል ተጣበቕቲ ውድባት ብዛዕባ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዘሎ ምግሃስ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ናብ ውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ዝለኽዎ ናይ ጥርዓን ደብዳቤ፤ ብዓቢኡ ከኣ ማዕበል ህዝባዊ ተቓውሞ “ይኣክል!” ይርከብዎም። ካልእ’ውን ክስዕብ ምዃኑ ዝእንፍቱ ፖለቲካዊ ምልክታት ኣለው። ነቲ ዝካየድ ዘሎ “ቃልሲ ንለውጢ” ከም ዝሕይል ንምግባር ክግበር ዘለዎ ሓደ ተወሳኺ ነገር ግን ኣሎ። ንሱ ኸኣ፡ እቶም ብብዝሒ ምድግጋም ሓቂ መሲሎም ክርኣዩ ዝጀመሩ ናይቲ ስርዓት ሓሶታትን ጃህራታትን ከምዝጋለጽ ምግባር፤ ብንውሓት ግዜ ክርስዑ ወይ ከኣ ክልመዱ ዝኸኣሉ ናይቲ ስርዓት ምድንጋርን፡ ስርቅን፡ ብልሽውናን ከኣ ከምዝቃልዑ ምግባር እዩ።

          • Saleh Johar

            Paulos,
            Here is a cure. Get a glass of cold water. Drink it in one gulp. Then smash it on the nearest wall. Believe they will feel the glass shattering on their face. That is what I do and I never get angry, well, almost never. Why waste energy ?

          • Paulos

            Selam Ayay,

            Given the frequency of my anger, I will have to insure all my drinking glasses including the wall.

            በል ርኣዮም ሰብ ህግደፍ፣ ጥዕናና ስፖላረ ጌሮም ከይኣኽሎም፣ ኣቑሑትና ከምንሓማሽሽ ይገብሩ’ለው!

  • Hope

    Thank U Gedeb news.
    Until proven otherwise,the following stands as it is about IA that we all know all along for 50 yrs.
    “Ambassador Haile also stated that, if the regime wished to enter into a dialogue with its opposition, it should openly invite all representatives of the Eritrean people and not attempt to cut deals with some groups or individuals to further divide the Eritrean people.

    The Ambassador further expressed his doubt about Isaias and his regime, which he sees as irreformable, would ever consider entering into a dialogue to solve the national problems. He said, “the record of the regime has been to resolve all disputes and conflicts through brute force and confrontation rather than dialogue and compromise. I thus do not expect that same regime to change its nature now.”

    GN:
    Would you care if you could elaborate further the following:

    “At The Oslo Forum, Ambassador Haile reiterated his view that the peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia stands ‘more for being against something rather than being for something’. He explained his view stressing that there has to be a vision articulating the future relationship between the two neighboring countries and not just between the two incumbent rulers.:”
    You mean the MEDDEMER thing?

    • cool

      hi
      it is meant that the peace agreement was just a concpiracy to eliminate weyane than to bring about peace between the two natons

    • Amanuel

      Hi Hope
      I think you are better than this silly question. Why would you expect GN to speculate about HM views and that is why they put it in a quote.

      • Hope

        Aman:
        U missed my sarcastic way of asking the GN and the AT about their strongly held belief that the Agreement between the two Leaders is about con federating Eritrea with Ethiopia.
        Granted, I understand basic English to understand clauses like ” Against Something”(against TPLF) vis-a-vis–“For something(alleged Confederation/Peace),which I do believe that it is for a dual purpose–for Peace and isolating the TPLF,which should be ISOLATED and cornered for EVER and get buried 20 ft under ground.
        Cool clarified it for the dummies.

        • Amanuel

          Hi Hope
          Being sarcastic is not helpful unless you are here for different reason.

          As per TPLF I think you have a short memory that you were praising the health system they have created few months ago. I think your father benefited from that even though you paid a lot of money, which was not possible under the regime your are getting sleep less night to defend. During the Derg time people were coming from Tigray to Asmara for better health service as the same time some people were going to EPLF controlled area for best services. Where did we go wrong Hope?

          • Nitricc

            Where did we go wrong Hope?

            Hi Amanuel; Eritrea didn’t go wrong. Because you this absolute hate witch is unhealthy, it doesn’t not mean everything is wrong what the government of Eritrea does. Just recently there were several Ethiopian doctors who went to Eritrea to do service and when the report back to PMAA and their peers; they were impressed by the medical expertise of Eritreans. Even one Doctor asked in a meeting with the PMAA; Since Eritreans best instruments why can work together. the Eritreans have best medical instruments and they don’t have people to do the job. But we have people and we don’t have instruments. This tells you there is infrastructure and the hardware but the missing part is the software. And thanks for your kinds, confused so-called opposition all the young people left the country. Number one the so-called opposition should be held responsible for the exodus of the youth.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Nitricc,

            Hangol derho, you thinking is always the revers.

            Have you seen the picture that’s circulation in social media. The president three children and his wife vacationing some where in Ethiopia. Now there is nothing wrong with it in a normal and free country but can you imagine any Eritrean who has adult children is able to go in vacation from the country and return safely.

            In short, in IA Eritrea today, there is no family (with adult children – over 17) that seat down and have meal together.

            This is how pathetic Eritrea has become. For most family it’s easier to arrange school reunion rather than having a family together and have normal dinner.

            But IA and his family can do it today.. and may be they do it every day.

            Going back to your comment about the doctors..
            1) First of all, in a normal country and normal, these new graduates are called Doctors in title only but they are interns. They do not have the required work experience to actually practice anything on humans with out the supervision. So there is no surprise that the Eritrean doctors are more experienced and more knowledgeable from these new grads. But if Ethiopia send all the doctors from Tikur Ambesa hospital, I don’t think they will be surprised at all and I can say, the equipment, what ever we have in Eritrea, I am sure they have.

            2) How is that possible Eritrea does not have it’s own interns that can do the job? There are over 25,000 graduates annually, even if the university trains only 100 a year, Eritrea will be producing at least 100 doctors every year. In 20 years, that’s like 2000 doctors Eritrea should at least.

            3) The reason why there are no doctors in Eritrea is not because there is lack of students or lack of smart people. It’s the government policy that’s driving the people out with it’s crooked policy of emptying the youth.

            Berhe

          • Nitricc

            He Berhe, Ayyyy Berhe FEZAZ; When are you going to open your
            eyes? A country leader’s family took vacation to Ethiopia, out of all the places, Is not only news but crime? Really? What is wrong with you people? Do you know what they do other countries leaders and
            their family. You have no idea. Do you know why people have difficult to hear the opposition side? Because you people lack common-sense; and are driven with hate and revenge. Not a citzen with right mind will be concern because a president’s family went vacation to neighborly country.

          • Saleh Johar

            Nitricc,
            I will appeal to your honest reasoning:
            For the last two decades many Eritreans who visited Ethiopia, not for vacation but because they were denied entry to their country Eritrea, were being called all sorts of names just for visiting Ethiopia. Why do you think the new pilgrims to Ethiopia should be absolved if not equally criminalized? I trust you have some fairness in you and you will revise your position.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Nitricc,

            You are pathetic and your hypocrisy is beyond limit. For example if we are talking about Ethiopia during Melles or Ethiopia now, it would not surprise me and I wouldn’t make any big deal. That is any Ethiopian family, including those that have adult children are free to have meal together as they wish and travel out of the country, for business or vacation as they wish and as they can’t afford it.

            Any family and their children have equal and the sane right to free movement.

            In Eritrea this is not possible but it looks like only to those with previllage such as the president family.

            And you have the oddacity to accuse the opposition are responsible for the Eritreans youth to escape from the big jail called country Eritrea.

            Now imagine how many young people will be inspired to have what the presidents family have.

            The whole Eritrea abd that’s what we struggle for. It will inspire our youth and that’s the purpose of my reply to you.

            Berhe

          • Peace!

            Hi Berhino,

            See the utter hypocrisy. When it comes to the devil, comparing him with other countries’ leaders is fair game. But when it comes to ordinary Eritreans, comparing them with other countries “average” citizens is considered lack of common sense. What’s really scary is that the problem is in the brain, not in the mouth.

            Peace!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Peace abi seb,

            The hypocrisy of these people is beyond belief. Today I read a story of Werede Habtom, Solomon Habtom. Wedere Habtom was the commander who manned the first captured T-55 tank and he led many battles with it. During the battle of Massawa, he along his tank was destroyed and he was martyred. He died a hero.

            His brother Solomon worked in the radio operation of Dimtsi Hafash, where he use to live in Sweden and joined the liberation movement. He was heading the telecommunication until he was put to jail around 2002, and after 14 years in jail he died in prison.

            Their mother, died soon after probably due to extreme sorrow (which mother wouldn’t). General Uqbe Abraha, I believe is his first causin, and he is believed died in EraEiro Isayas Afeworki prison of mistreatment and physical and psychological torture.

            Their family is scattered all over and sone of the young grew up to destitute and orphans.

            Samson Solomon, who is the son of Solomon who is active in the yiAkl in Germany abd I must say he is doing amazing contribution. He was born in Meda and he was 9 when Eritrea was liberated.

            Now compare the lives of the “first dictator Isayas family” and those who disappear by the dictator and what happened to their family.

            We can say almost the same for every ERITREAN family who are victims of Usatas Afeworki cruelty.

            And the Hangol derho people like Nitricc, wants us to forget as if this suffering doesn’t mean anything. NEVER.

            Berhe

          • Peace!

            Hi Berhino,

            እንታይሞ እንታይ ሞ እዛ ዓለም ዚኣሞ ገሊኡ ብማይ ገሊኡ ስኣን ማይ …ብዓል ሓንጎል ደርሆ ብዓል ገርግሽ ኤርትራ እይፈልጥዋን ጥራይ ዘይኮኑ ሓንቲ ማዓልቲ ከማን ሪኦማ ኣይፈልጡን፣ ታሪኽ ናይ ህዝብን ሀገርን ድማ ኣብ ኢንተርነት ሕጂ እዮም ተላልየሞ:: እዚኦም ሓንቲ ዘይፈጡ ዕሸላት እዮም ነቶም ንሕና ንሱ ንሱ ንሕና ስድሮኦም ሓልፍነት ምስካም ዝሓሸ ኮይኑ ይስምዓኒ::

            Peace!

          • Amanuel

            Hi Nitricc
            Eritrea never go wrong but it’s leader lost it’s way period!

          • Hope

            Selam Aman:
            You also forgot and you seem to have a short memory-a selective one for that matter,that Hope,as a Health Professional and Academician,for that matter without going into details,with an EXTENSIVE Knowledge and Experience in and about the Ethio-Eritrean Health and Primary Care/Public Health status in general and Tertiary Care in particular, with NO need of further details.was and has been the ONE,who lamented and exposed the sadist actions in all aspects by/ of the same Regime you claimed Hope supports and defends.

            Specifically,I detailed the disastrous policies and interference by/of the same regime in obstructing the Improvement of the Tertiary Care and Academic Development of the Health Sector of our DEAR Eritrea.

            Case in point,I mentioned the joint Constructive role of Professors Haile Debbas and Haile Mezghebe with the help of The USA Health Professional/Intellectual Teams and Institutions it their relent effort developing the Health Institutions of Eritrea in general;and the Health Care Status in particular, to the extent of NOT only dreaming but to the extent of making Eritrea the Health Care Tourism Center of Africa within a short period of time in collaboration with the MoH headed by the late Dr(Honorary PHD) Salih Mekki(RIP).

            Not only that,it was Hope,who exposed the destructive role of the same Regime you shamelessly claim Hope defends, of the Education System of Eritrea both at the lower and higher levels.

            I gave you a hint tat it was the same Regime Hope allegedly support that refused to build the BEST University in Africa thru none but the same generous and the CHAMPION of Social Justice,the Catholic Church, thru its European Caritas.

            Granted,on the same token,it is ONLY fair and reasonable to give credit to the same brutal regime that Hope allegedly defends for its achievements in the primary and Public Healthcare Sectors,facts well documented by none by the Horse’s Mouths-the WHO and the UNDP…..achieving the Millennium Goals ahead of schedule way better than those with 65 yrs of “Independence”,aka the Third World Nations -even including the so called ‘First World”.

            And,these well recoded achievements are despite of the sanctions and sabotages of that same Brutal Regime by the same entities,which sanctioned and sabotaged the same regime that Hope legitimately DEFENDED when appropriate since Eritrea and Eritreans with the minimum resources ,not the brutal regime,are the one,which achieved those achievements.

            Irrespective of the weaknesses,hiccups,and ups and downs,building SEVEN COLLEGES in SEVEN YEARS and keeping them functional while under a Brutal Sanctions and in a “BETWEEN LIFE and DEATH SITUATION”,is but incredible and deserves beyond acknowledgement.

            If you call that legit acknowledgement ,supporting or defending the Regime,let it be,buddy.

            If we do NOT,then we are degrading and demoting the YikeAlo Eritreans at home,who have achieved unachievable things while under the worst conditions and with minimum resources.

            As far as the Medical Development in Mekele is concerned,well,I gave them credit and I appreciated them for helping my ailing Dad but that does NOT make them to be free fromlegit criticism for their destructive roles against Eritreans and their DEARLY Eritrea.

            Plus,they should have done BETTER than just building Buildings and MRIs..CT Scans..etc… compared to the Billions of Billions of $$$ they have stolen from Ethiopia and Ethiopians.

            You are talking about a janda,which has NOT yet provided basic clean water and basic food to more than millions tigrayans.

            Dude,go and figure it out what Hope has been trying to express as this is NOT Rocket Science.

          • Gerogee

            Hope

            You forgot to mention when you single handedly confronted PIA to give up the sit, oops, I mean shro fetfet ( no details need)…

          • Hope

            My bad Goergeeeeee.
            I tried to impress U but failed miserably.
            “Apologies”.
            FYI,YES indeed,I “confronted” both IA and Yemane GhebreAb once or twice….in a polite way though,not in a way you wanted me to do it:”To give up his sit”,which has been past due to tell him so!!

            Here was the warning was given:

            “Be careful,NO one,who ever challenged PIA,ever survived or succeeded in bringing down PIA”.
            TN Guy repeated that warning.

            Georgee,GET OUT of my life, NOW!

            But hey,with all due respect,you are of NO Value here the way you are debating here and since you do NOT believe in National Reconciliation and Amnesty.
            “Reconciliation with whom”,Georgee declared,a familiar barvado at TN and other PFDJ satellite media Outlets.

          • Amanuel

            Hi Hope
            What we are discussing is not complicated and it doesn’t need expert analysis. All it needs is common sense and honesty.
            I am sure other honest forums will agree that you are a fence sitter flip flopping on the name of Eritrean national security. What is a national security when the regime drives the youth out of the country deliberately anyway!
            It is time to pick your side Hope. Are you for the status-quo or fundamental change?

          • Hope

            Aman:
            You et al are complicating things.

            You can’t give a blind eye at the other well meant enemies of Eritrea.

            The TPLF and its destructive policies and acts against Eritrea and Eritreans fully backed by its Western Masters and its regional mercenaries is NOT a National Security Threat to Eritrea?

            Are you one of these ebay Asmera/Eritrea “EPLFites”,who have been the under-cover Agents as of late of the same Gang you are ignoring as a Major National Security Threat?

            These kind(s) of “Eritreans” have been the major obstacles to the change we have been awaiting for.

            We have seen the Pilots and the Jamaicas…even Monkey or weAg was a TPLFites or something?

      • Saleh Johar

        Amanuel,
        Hope is always at it, attacking the messenger. He doesn’t see quotes, periods, commas, etc and he can not tell if a sentence is a quote, an opinion, or a report. So, we have learned to live with his annoying pokes. However, he does not appreciate the…..

        • Hope

          Selam Your Excellency Ustaz Salih Kadi/Gadi Johar:
          Well,as a human being,I have to break my mahla NOT to respond to you.
          If you have avoided saying and doing things,which will not/would not have tempted some of us to poke you and your Team,no one would do so.
          No details needed but we have to practice what we preach in a balanced way ,my whole point.
          Sennetka Wo Selametka.

      • Hope

        Selam Aman:
        You also forgot and you seem to have a short memory-a selective one for that matter,that Hope,as a Health Professional and Academician for matter ,with an EXTENSIVE Knowledge and Experience in and about the Ethio-Eritrean Health and Primary Care/Public Health status in general and Tertiary Care in particular, with NO need of further details.was and has been the ONE,who lamented and exposed the sadist actions in all aspects by/ of the same Regime you claimed Hope supports and defends,.
        Specifically,I detailed the disastrous policies and interference by/of the same regime in obstructing the Improvement of the Tertiary Care and Academic Development of the Health Sector of our DEAR Eritrea.

        Case in point,I mentioned the joint Constructive role of Professors Haile Debbas and Haile Mezghebe with the help of The USA Health Professional/Intellectual Teams and Institutions in developing the Health Institutions of Eritrea in general;and the Health Care Status in general to the extent of NOT only dreaming but to the extent of making Eritrea the health care Tourism Center of Africa within a short period of time in collaboration with the MoH headed by the late Dr(Honorary PHD) Salih Mekki(RIP).

        Not only that,it was Hope,who exposed the destructive role of the same Regime you shamelessly claim Hope defends on the Education System of Eritrea both at th at the lower and higher Levels.
        I gave you a hint tat it was the same Regime Hope allegedly support that refused to build the BEST University in Africa thru none but the same generous and the CHAMPION of Social Justice,the Catholic Church, thru its European Caritas.

        Granted,on the same token,it is ONLY fair and reasonable to give credit to the same brutal regime that Hope allegedly defends for its achievements in the primary and Public Healthcare Sector,facts well documented by none by the Horse’s Mouths-the WHO and the UNDP…..achieving the Millennium Goals ahead of schedule way better than those with 65 yrs “Independence”,aka the Third World Nations including the so called ‘First World”.
        And,these well recoded achievements are despite of the sanctions and sabotages of that same Brutal Regime by the same entities,which sanctioned and sabotaged the same regime that Hope legitimately DEFENDED when appropriate since Eritrea and Eritreans with the minimum resources ,not the brutal regime,are the one,which achieved those achievements.

        Irrespective of the weaknesses,hiccups,and ups and downs,building SEVEN COLLEGES in SEVEN YEARS and keeping them functional while under a Brutal Sanctions and in a “BETWEEN LIFE and DEATH SITUATION”,is but incredible and deserves beyond acknowledgement.

        If you call that legit acknowledgement supporting or defending the Regime,let it be,buddy.

        If we do NOT,then we are degrading and demoting the YikeAlo Eritreans at home,who have achieved unachievable things while under the worst conditions.

        As far as the Medical Development in Mekele is concerned,well,I gave them credit and i appreciated them for helping my ailing Dad but tat does NOT make temot be free criticism for their destructive roles against Eritreans and their DEARLY Eritrea.

        Plus,they should have done BETTER than just building Buildings and MRIs..CT Scans..etc… compared to the Billions of Billions of $$$ they have stolen from Ethiopia and Ethiopians.
        You are talking about a janda,which has NOT yet provided basic clean water and basic food to more than millions tigrayans

  • Paulos

    Selam GN,

    Thank you. Much obliged!