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The Sixth and Seventh Kings of Ethiopia

A man from Keren arrived in Asmara and headed to the neighborhood where his relatives lived. Though he had seen the house long ago, he was not sure exactly where in was. Then he saw his relatives’ son sitting on the stairs of a door. He kissed the boy and asked if his parents were in. “Yes, they are in drinking coffee,” the boy said. The man knocked at the door, but no one answered. In surprise he asked the boy, “you said your parents are in, why don’t they open the door?” The boy innocently replied, “but this is not our house!” He then showed him the right door, two houses up the street.

Children do not think beyond what they hear but elders make assumptions. And most of the time, assumptions are disastrous. In other words, if you ask expecting a specific assumed answer, be prepared for a surprise. Smart questions get smart and specific answers.

Why are we in an abhorring situation? Forget your assumed explanations and leave a margin of doubt. If you are asking a question it means you do not know the answer; you must realize that. Expect answers with an open mind–if you already know the answer, why ask? Asking is a testimony that you have no clue, or you are doubtful.

We are where we are because we have ready-made explanations and indoctrinations that conform to our arrogance, inflated egos, and self-centered. And of course, wishful thinking. We claim that we respect human rights and equality of people under the law, we claim that we belong to compassionate, wise society. Can we  convince a neutral objective person with our convictions? Most of the time we can’t.

The Unjust Expulsion of Eritreans in 1998

In 1998, a tragedy engulfed Ethiopians of Eritrean ancestry in Ethiopia. I am sure many remember that tragedy vividly. Remember how infuriated we were as a nation, so angry at the expulsion that we raised it on every occasion “hzbna z’segogu”? Okay, it was bad and painful. But was our outrage genuine? If so, why are we not reacting a similar outrage like in 1998? We see it happening again in many ways–people being uprooted, their lives endangered, yet, the shameless among us are cheering for it. But what do you know, in the future, provided they get a chance, the same people will deafen us with their fake outrage! These heartless maniacs do not care about human sufferings but their ego. Their behavior is primitive, animal-like. They were neither sad for what happened to the deportees in 1998, nor for those maimed or killed. And they do not care for the suffering that is now happening under their eyes. If they were genuinely concerned, they would have done their best to stop the carnage. They are merchants of death.

The Seventh king

When colonel Abiy came to power in April 2018, I was optimistic and liked him. However, by June 2018, I gave up on him when he started to use Eritrea as a steppingstone to expand his influence and promote himself. And that theatrical gesture earned him a Nobel Prize from the naïve Norwegian Nobel Prize committee. To date, Eritreans have not seen any peace, and their situation is worse. Those who still say he recognized Eritreans sovereignty; they have nothing to back up their claims with.

The colonel could have ordered his troops to pull out of the occupied territories, he didn’t. He is the commander in chief of the Ethiopian army, if he was not, he wouldn’t have ordered them to fight their own Tigrayan citizens. How is pulling out his army more difficult than ordering them to wage a war?

At this moment, Eritrea is crowded with Tor Serawit (the Ethiopian army) and they are promenading in the streets just like they did before the independence of Eritrea. In 1991, Eritreans pushed them out through the door; in 2020 they returned through a window. Worse, last week the federal Ethiopian forces and the Tigrai forces fought a fierce battle around the Senaafe region, an Eritreans territory with a glorious history in the struggle for liberation. If that didn’t shock you, your conscience is numb.

A few months ago, I asked an old lady who admired Abiy as much I did in the beginning. I jokingly said to her, “I wish my mother told me I will be the seventh king, I would have made a better king than Abiy” She told me, “You are Eritrean, and you can’t be a king.” I laughed it off though I had the urge to tell her. If I were to become a King, maybe colonel Abiy would have offered me a crown from his collection in the museum crowns of so-called “Solomonic kings.”

I did’nt think Abiy will become a king until I realized he has become one, imitating the sixth king and becoming an absolute dictator–what is missing in his speech is “Egna,” the royal “we.” And if he succeeds in his campaign of subjugating part of the over 100 million Ethiopians, I see him upgrading his goal to expanding his empire just like the sixth king and his predecessors did.

I have a few Ethiopian friends who do not like me mentioning their sixth king (Haile Selassie) just like they don’t like me mentioning their seventh king (Colonel Abiy). But Eritreans have memories: In a few days we will remember the Ona massacre’s 50th anniversary. It was one of the many atrocities that never saw a closure. Soon I will come to tell you about the seventh king, Ashger, a code word coined in Keren to mean Haile Selassie without attracting attention. Honest Eritreans are not going to dance during the commemoration but reflect and remember the atrocities committed on innocent villagers of Ona and Besekdira. I will try to remind Ethiopians why most Eritreans do not trust their elite and their warrior character and medieval Abyssinian mentality. And as a prelude to the Ona story, let me tell you about the smile of a Kurdish girl I met in Baghdad during the invasion of Kuwait.

Arjin, the Kurdish Girl

I have lived surrounded by violence and miseries–all caused by cruel and atrocious dictators. In 1990 I was in Kuwait when Iraq invaded the country. In a few days, the city looked like a garrison– not because of the battles, there was not much of it, but because of the looting, the wanton destruction of properties, breaking store fronts, car showrooms, warehouses and anything that has something worth stealing. And soldiers have no taste—they damaged beautiful buildings by blocking the windows with cement bricks leaving a peephole through which they could shoot.

One day we accompanied a family to Baghdad, around 430 miles away. They were on their way to Turkey and beyond for safety. We went to a hotel and found the lobby crowded—there were not enough beds in the whole of Bagdad that could accommodate the thousands who flocked there. It was in such a situation that I was surprised to see a girl leaning on the hotel reception counter flashing a wicked looking smile. I wondered what was there to smile about! I couldn’t control my curiosity and asked her “what is funny.” After a long silence she said, “I am trying to cover the pain inside me with a fake smile.” Then we chatted and she told me her story. Her name is Arjin.

In 1998 Saddam Hussein attacked Halabja, a Kurdish town in Iraq, and bombed it with deadly chemical weapons. Around [5000] people died and twice as much injured. Arjin was there, she trekked to Baghdad alone after she lost both her parents and a sister. Her other sister and brother disappeared, and she didn’t know their whereabouts. She said, “I was in a worse situation than you refugees from Kuwait when I arrived in Baghdad about two years ago.”

Such politician-induced miseries are too painful, whether one experienced it firsthand or heard about it. But one must be human to feel and sympathize with the victims. One must be caring enough to know its destructive effects. And that is why all sensible people should reject violence and injustice. If we allow it on our enemies, we are bound to allow it against our own, even against our family. And we have examples of such husbands, wives, children, and parents who are cruel to their own. Sadly, no one can stop violence singlehandedly. Violence has been a characteristic of human beings since creation. Only a cultural awakening can stop it.

The Abyssinian Culture

I am convinced that only a culture that values human life can stop it. Only a political culture that recognizes and respects the rights of citizens can stop it. And that is why I argue believe reforming and revolutionizing our culture is the only path to an enlightenment and modern society—it’s 2020 and we cannot afford to live with the luggage of a primitive culture. Importantly, we must learn to care for and respect life. And that begins with preparing a modern curriculum for schools where children will learn how to treat the weak and the vulnerable, how to avoid wars, and how to establish a just, fair, and equitable society.

Battles and Wars

Unlike wars that may take years, battles may take a few minutes, an hour, or a day; some might take a bit longer. Unfortunately, battles and wars has been the Abyssinian favorite pastime for centuries. But the tag of war between Tigrayan and Amhara elite stands out as the most destructive. The rest of the people in the region have been and still are the fuel of that fire. Why?

That is the right question I mentioned above. How many wars non-Abyssinians start in the history of the region? Good luck making comparisons. And it was always a tag of war—one side subjugates the others for two or three generations, and then the other side replaces in as a subjugator. That despicable cycle has raged around the region for ages.

A war is a long-protracted chain of battles. Battles end in a short time and one can see the winner and lose quickly. Wars may take a long time. But who am to tell you that? Many of you have taken part in battles, many of you are veterans of the struggle era and the Badumme war. The Eritrean struggle for independence was a thirty-year long war; many battles were fought in that war. The warring sides lost or won many battles. But at the end, Eritreans won the war and were able to push out the Tor Serawit and their cruel legacy. Unfortunately, though the focus stayed on the occupiers, Eritreans didn’t realize they were breeding a brutal dictatorship that inherited the cruelty of “ancien régime.”

About Saleh "Gadi" Johar

Born and raised in Keren, Eritrea, now a US citizen residing in California, Mr. Saleh “Gadi” Johar is founder and publisher of awate.com. Author of Miriam was Here, Of Kings and Bandits, and Simply Echoes. Saleh is acclaimed for his wealth of experience and knowledge in the history and politics of the Horn of Africa. A prominent public speaker and a researcher specializing on the Horn of Africa, he has given many distinguished lectures and participated in numerous seminars and conferences around the world. Activism Awate.com was founded by Saleh “Gadi” Johar and is administered by the Awate Team and a group of volunteers who serve as the website’s advisory committee. The mission of awate.com is to provide Eritreans and friends of Eritrea with information that is hidden by the Eritrean regime and its surrogates; to provide a platform for information dissemination and opinion sharing; to inspire Eritreans, to embolden them into taking action, and finally, to lay the groundwork for reconciliation whose pillars are the truth. Miriam Was Here This book that was launched on August 16, 2013, is based on true stories; in writing it, Saleh has interviewed dozens of victims and eye-witnesses of Human trafficking, Eritrea, human rights, forced labor.and researched hundreds of pages of materials. The novel describes the ordeal of a nation, its youth, women and parents. It focuses on violation of human rights of the citizens and a country whose youth have become victims of slave labor, human trafficking, hostage taking, and human organ harvesting--all a result of bad governance. The main character of the story is Miriam, a young Eritrean woman; her father Zerom Bahta Hadgembes, a veteran of the struggle who resides in America and her childhood friend Senay who wanted to marry her but ended up being conscripted. Kings and Bandits Saleh “Gadi” Johar tells a powerful story that is never told: that many "child warriors" to whom we are asked to offer sympathies befitting helpless victims and hostages are actually premature adults who have made a conscious decision to stand up against brutality and oppression, and actually deserve our admiration. And that many of those whom we instinctively feel sympathetic towards, like the Ethiopian king Emperor Haile Sellassie, were actually world-class tyrants whose transgressions would normally be cases in the World Court. Simply Echoes A collection of romantic, political observations and travel poems; a reflection of the euphoric years that followed Eritrean Independence in 1991.

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  • Dongolo

    Selam all. Relentless has the attack on PMAA been from some ‘opposition’ camps while for two decades they granted the TPLF & MZ immunity from any form of criticism. For the sake of credibility, I hope this pattern now changes.

    • Saleh Johar

      Dongolo,
      May your half-wish come true. But the main thing is, will the PFDJ and it capo change? That is more than 95% of the problem.

  • Selam All,

    It is difficult to imagine what tplf’s Keria Ibrahim said about Abiy? She had the following to say.
    Tplf was defeated by Abiy’s brain power. That he was too clever for them, and no tplf mind could compete with him, and sometimes they would accuse each other, because they didn’t foresee what he could do next. He made a peace agreement with Eritrea and changed the currency before they could be aware of what was happening. He would give them one problem after the other, and they were confused and unable to respond.

    As to the war, it was the final thing tplf officials were certain that they would win, and none of them expected such a rapid and decisive reaction and outcome. Tplf shouldn’t deny that it is already defeated and it is just a waste of time that they continue to fight. We couldn’t understand that it was impossible to defeat him.

    Just remember how some people on this site called him clueless and incompetent. He has proved to them who really are the clueless. Competence is shown in action and not in words.

    • Nitricc

      Hi Horizon; I woudn’t take in what ever she is saying. She is just asking for mercy and may be for her job. I wouldn’t trust her. What is true she said was that they were confident they will win the war they started but as always they never had plan B. it is natural to think what if? Well it is over and i see turning points that sealed the fate of the Junta. The first one is the battle on the Dansha front, The Amara special forces and Militia, that was huge. TPLF was going to capture Gonder, had the TPLF won in the Dansha front, well, we will be talking differently. the other huge turning point is the Eritreans contribution.Part of the NC retreated to Eritrea and Eritrea did everything those army to go back and hunt the killers. The first the returning army did was, capture badime and hand to its owners then the army continued to Sheraro, all the way to Shire. TPLF thought this army as dead as good and thought there will be no problem. it is natural to think that because TPLF took the soldier’s weapons, little do they know Shaebia armed the NC to the teeth and converting the NC in to fighting machine. So, i don’t think PMAA could have done anything if those two things didn’t happen.

      • Nitricc

        Continue I was interrupted before concluding my take…..

        What i don’t get is this. the thugs open barged that they were prepare to go to war and in their first attack succeeded on NC; because the soldiers were asleep. on their second attack the so called Tigray special forces were faced a collection of farmers organized as militia and Killil’s special forces of the Amara region. How can the Tigray army who armed with NC high tech weapons can lose to the Amara-killi forces? this is big question. I can understand the advacment of the army that returned from Eritrea, because the junta though they were eradicated. I can see that but Dansha????
        i have a challenge for the thugs. You know how you denied how you got to Addis abeba. well, if you can reach Addis on foot and with AK-47; you better do it know while you are armed with missiles, tanks-72, rockets, you name it, you have it thanks to looting NC; now, it should be very easy to reach and capture Addis-Abeba, Right?

    • Abi

      Horizon
      In the immortal words Militia Nitricc the Tplf thugs were discombobulated!!

      • Hashela

        Selam Horizon and Abi

        There is so much negative to say about the Trump Administration, but its position to the TPLF-Ethiopian Government war correct. Here is what Tibor Nagy said yesterday to BBC radio.

        “There is no equivalency here. There are no two states which have been belligerent to each other. A sovereign government Ethiopia in the one hand and on the other hand a region of Ethiopia the leadership of which basically started a conflict…”

        “TPLF wanted to overthrow Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and return to the type of privilege that they had enjoyed for the last 27 years”.

        • Abi

          Hello Hashela
          With your permission I like to CC the above comment to all the activists of the late Tplf.
          Thanks

          • Hashela

            Abi

            Only if you reverse your down vote. It was a childish act, I must say!!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            Now that I can breathe properly with your knee off my neck, I do anything for you 🙂
            I was in a survival mode.
            I’m looking for the comment. Help me find it.

    • Abi

      Horizon
      Don’t make me list all the adjectives used by the Tplf activists in this forum to belittle His Majesty Abiy Ahmed.
      ቀድሞም የትንሽ ሰው ተግባር ትልቁን ማዋረድ ነው::

      • Hashela

        Abi

        You are confusing the forum with your ever changing titles of PMAA
        Follow the recommendation of Saleh and just say “the 7th”!!!

        • Abi

          Hashela
          You have not been paying attention:)
          The sainthood is already given to Fantiness.
          ማቴዎስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ 24 ስናነብ ፋንትሽን እናገኛለን::
          በመጨረሻም የሃሰት ነብዮች….

          • Hashela

            Abi

            I am worried. You are spending too much time reading the Bible.

          • Abi

            Hashela
            I went to ሚሽን ት/ቤት 1-8 grade. If you don’t pass the Bible class you don’t promote to the next grade. The class focuses primarily on the New Testament.
            Don’t be worried. It is not a bad thing to read a Bible. Better than reading a Tplf propaganda book as some of the activists do in this forum.

          • Hashela

            Abi

            “ሚሽን ት/ቤት”?! በስም ኣብ ወልደ መንፈስ ቁድስ. Now I understand as to why you spent too much time lurking around the ‘በግ’ dormitory at AAU!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            I was not late at all. I was አልሞ ተኳሽ!!! Did I tell you that First Lady was found at በግ ተራ? Did you know the kissing pool is very close to በግ ተራ?
            በአራት እግሬ ነው ያመላለሰችኝ:)

          • Hashela

            Abi

            “..was found at በግ ተራ”! 🙂

  • Hashela

    Selam Awate people

    There is a sober, insightful, and forwarding looking analysis by Dr Assefaw Tekeste in EriTV. Highly recommended for all. It seems that the demise of TPLF is starting to liberate subdued intellectual force and will accelerated the demise of IA as a system.

    • EritreanHillBilly

      Hello Hashela,
      For those of us, who are not familiar with Erisat how do we find the link to this analysis? Can we google it?

      • Hashela

        Selam EHB

        Just google EriSAT. Then use google video listing/search. Then look for the video with Dr Assefa image.

    • abdu

      Salam Hashela
      very soon he will be gone. There was a message for him in Abiy’s speech if he got it.
      thanks

      • EritreanHillBilly

        Abdu,
        For those us who don’t speak amharagna what did he say?

        • abdu

          salam ERB
          it is about marginalizing non Tigray ethnics in Ethiopia.
          In Eritrea we have the same issue. there is well researched document here at Awate.com By Ahmed Raji. Hope saleh Ghadi provide you the link.
          thanks

      • Germay Berhane

        Selam Hashela and Abdu

        All those who wished his demise are gone before him. Count from Haileslasie, Derg, Jebha, Melles and Weyane.

        • EritreanHillBilly

          Germay
          I think you mean the Eritrean people faced all those enemies. IA is just a retarded warlord that plays with Eritrean future like a deck of card… the Eritrean revolution created a monster we haven’t been able to put in the bottle and throw in sea…

          • Germay Berhane

            Selam nameless
            That is only in your retarded mind.

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Hello Germany,
            You can see it like that if you want. The TPLF was celebrating their 45 year anniversary last year or 2018. I choose to recognize the nameless Eritrean who died like my relatives for the cause of independence.
            I choose recognize IA for what he is a semi-literate college drop out who runs the most uneducated government on the continent of Africa which the largest exporter of refugee in the world…
            Don’t ask me about IA. His policy is responsible for 100k refugee in Tigray and one million in Sudan…
            The Eritrean revolution which started 15-20 years before IA would have happened whether IA or not…

          • Nitricc

            Hi Eritrean…. First of all, give the credit who deserved it. With out PIA’s leadership the Eritrean struggle would have been just like the Oromo’s and still we will be in Braka and Shail. Leadership matters. Oromo are the majority and have many people but they lack the leadership who can manage the ship. And there is no compression between EPLF and TPLF. PIA will leave when he feel likes it, or time to go but not because of toothless and worthless so-called oppositions. TPLF lost millions of dollars to get rid of PIA, well who is laughing now?

          • NewDawn

            Selam Nitricc, do you believe Eritrea for Eritreans, or do you believe eritrea for isaias and his eritrean imposters?

          • Nitricc

            Hi ND; Absolutely i believe Eritrea for Eritreans by Eritreans to Eritreans. The dream was postponed not eradicated. You can understand this only if you knew the plan and the TPLF’s idea for Eritrea. And PIA understood what the TPLF were up and he did everything he needed to do to preserve the country. It is true the country was in up-normal situation and everything wasn’t normal but there was a big reason for it. However; 2021 will be the year Eritrea starts the normal thing and where the building the dream starts.

          • NewDawn

            Selam Nitricc, I would love to share your Optimism. If anything positive is to come Isaias has to go, this Demonic decrepit creature is seriously demented. I saw a video of Eritreans putting a crocodile in a dam, even a dam isn’t free from Isaias’s tyranny. Since 2018 he has made many questionable statements regarding Eritrea and Ethiopia, going as far as to tell Abiy ‘you are our leader’.

            His dream of being a centenarian ruler seems to be on track, who’s to stop him except mother nature, after all this generation of Eritreans are cowards.

          • Nitricc

            Hi ND; No PIA has to stay and he has to be part of the change. He knows he is running out of time and he will do what is right for Eritrea. Already the national military service is back to its original. According to Phlipos

            ግዜ ናይ ሃገራዊ አገልግሎት አብ ቦትኡ ክምለስ ምዃኑን ፡ መንእሰይ ስርሑ እንዳሰርሔ ፡ ከም ዕቁር ሰራዊት ጥራይ ተመዝጊቡ ኸምዝኸይድ ኸግበር ከምዝኾነ ፡ ጠቅላሊ ሰታፍ ጀነራል ፍሊጶስ ወልድዩወሃንስ አብ ዝገበሮ ቃለ መጠይቅ ሐቢሩ

            And i am hearing many prisoners are being released in weekly bases. I am tell you, Eritrea’s problems going to buried with thugs who made Eritrea hell. I really don’t get about this thing called human right, it is just BS. Yes it is true, PIA has achieved everything. credit when credit is duo.

          • Germay Berhane

            Selam Eritrean
            For your information PIA was one of the most outstanding students in his time. He did not drop college because he was weak, but he he left college to sacrifice his life for his people. With the kind of education 50 years back now is comparable to above first degree or masters degree. Look how he out mastered the colonials supported by Soviets and Americans. Regarding all the new or old refugees please ask the criminal TPLF how they made that happen.

          • Nitricc

            I approve and agree with this person. Eritrea’s problems are buried with TPLF. So is Ethiopia. Gonder got their land. Wello got their land. Eritrea got her land. problem solved. Once i heard TPLF spokes person saying that There is NO earthly power that can challenge us; well only took 20 days to total eradication.

            1941 መግዛእቲ ጣልያን ዘብቃዓሉ
            +10 ዓመት
            1951 መግዛእቲ እንግሊዝ ዘብቃዓሉ
            +10 ዓመት
            1961 ብረታዊ ተጋድሎ ዝጀመረሉ
            +10 ዓመት
            1971 ህዝባዊ ግንባር ኬብ ጀብሃ ዝተፈለይትሉ
            +10 ዓመት
            1981 ውግእ ሕድሕድን ጀብሃ ናብ ሱዳን ዝኣተወትሉ
            +10 ዓመት
            1991 ኤርትራ ናጽነታ ዝተዓወተትሊ
            +10 ዓመት
            2001 ገለ ካብ ላዕለዎት ሓለፍቲ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ሚኒስተራትን G13 ዝተኣሰርሉ
            +10 ዓመት
            2011 ብ CIA ዝምራሕ ፈተነ ዕልዋ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ዝፈሸለሉ። ከምኡውን እቲ ኣብ 2009 ዝተሃንደሰ ብዘይፍትሓዊ እገዳን ቅጠባውን ዲፕሎማስያውን ተነጽሎ ዝፈሸለሉን ብሻ ስርሑ ዝጀመረሉን።
            +10 ዓመት
            2020 ወያነን ዓሻክሩን ካብ ባድመን ካልእ ናይ ኤርትራ መሬትን ተፈንቂሉ ዝወጻሉ።
            2021 ኩሉ ጸገማትን ተጻብኦታትን ዘብቃዓሉ

          • NewDawn

            Selam EHB, people like germay, want eritrean people down to the ordinary man that want IA gone to perish, im sure they see them in the same light. Their mind is twisted, they dont realise the people face the brunt of the repressive and evil leaders. Some Counselling on daddy isues would sort them out.

        • abdu

          Salam GB
          wayane they never been bad wishers of pfdj they were the enemy of Ertra. I am happy they are gone and pfdj will follow them.
          thanks

          • Abi

            Hello abdu
            If there is anyone that believes the late Tplf WAS friends with Eritrea, he must be እብድ.

          • abdu

            Salam Abi
            I guess i have to congratulate you. tplf is gone.
            leave እብድ. alone try to find if there is the worst of the worst term
            thanks

      • Nitricc

        Hi Abdu; what was the message from PMAA to PIA? What makes PMAA care about Eritrea? don’t read something that is not written. if not tell us the message.

        • abdu

          Salam Nitricc
          listen it again. or read my comment under Brhan and the reply to me by none other than one of the few best Eritreans in this forum Hashela. ( thank you Hashela)

          so Nitricc Tplf is gone, if you advocate Justice for the marginalized Eritreans by hgdf this is the time for you to act.
          thanks

          • Nitricc

            if you advocate Justice for the marginalized Eritreans by hgdf

            Hi Abdu; who really is marginalized by PFDJ in Eritrea? please share that with me.

          • abdu

            Salam Nitricc
            I guess you were long enough in this website. I would recommend you to read or read it again Ahmed Raji”s well researched document.
            then we will continue about marginalization. I will start with the area that i know Ministry of Education and Higher Education that run by Semere Rusom and Haile Mihxun respectively. the most known experts in systematic and direct marginalization.

            thanks

            Let me give you only one very simple and hard to believe example. how low they go to marginalize
            there is a high school in one of non tigrina majority ethnics town.
            To be a director of the school everybody agree he has to be qualified
            here no one has a problem to have qualified Tigrina ethnic.
            let me tell how low semere rusom goes
            one of the lowest paying job is a guard ( wardiya) no qualification needed. who would you hire local or you bring your own ethinc?
            and there are mothers whose husbands serving the country and wants to work cleaning jobs who do you hire? Shahi Teflih the same
            non of the locals get the job. So Nitricc if they go this low what would expect in the higher level. Admission to medical school
            and Engineering do your research.
            Ato Nitricc try to see Eritrea from non tigrina ethinics side too.
            now TPLF is gone nothing to destruct us. Our focus should be on HGDF.
            thank you again

            .

    • Nitricc

      Hey Hashela: the good thing is we know all those who slept and conspired with TPLF and none of have the moral authority to say anything about Eritrea. And i remmeber reading somewhere that Dr Assefaw and Dr Berket habtesilise conspiring with TPLF against Eritrea. The way i see it, PIA will do the right thing and let him conclude his journey and he will.

    • Semere Tesfai

      Selam Hashela

      “It seems that the demise of TPLF is starting to liberate subdued intellectual force and has the potential to accelerate the demise of IA as a system.”

      Well, as Ricky Ricardo would say: “you’ve got some splaining to do” here. As articulate as you’re, your above statement is unlike your previous comments. Meaning: it is very confusing. And this is what makes it confusing

      1. – Isaias is an individual leader – Eritrea’s head of a state. Isaias as an individual leader is neither a political institution nor a system of government

      2. – If Isaias afewerqi is removed from power tomorrow and is replaced by a member of the EPLF/PFDJ organization – like – by one of his Children, ministers, wife, Generals or Colonels….. Yes, there could be different course of direction but not different system of government.

      3. – In Eritrea, a different system of government would take a root, if and only if, an AgAzian Party, a Unionist Party, an Islamist or Jihadist party, an ELFite party, an umbrella of ethnolinguistic and regional parties…….. defeated the PFDJ party and made a radical change in governing, and the political, social, diplomatic, and cultural direction of the country – which won’t happen if Isaias Afewerqi is replaced from within the EPLF/PFDJ system of government.

      4. – If what you’re implying is – or if what your crystal-ball is showing you is – due to the demise of TPLF, somehow, the current Eritrean opposition to jump from the lap of the Woyanes to the helm of power in Eritrea; that is مستحيل (ሙስተሒል) for million + 1 reasons

      So would you elaborate on your statement if you don’t mind. Thanks.

      Semere Tesfai

      • Hashela

        Selam Semere

        I will do when I am back from my committee meeting.

  • Brhan

    HELLO AWATE

    Today is the 50th anniversary of ONA- Besikdira Massacres ( November 30 1970: Besikdira, December 01, 1970: Ona ). In both villages 2000 civilians mostly, children, women and the old were brutally killed by the King Haile S troops.

    Also Today according to Aljazeera.com 01-12-2020 “The United Nations has sounded the alarm over the severe effect of food shortages on the thousands of Eritrean refugees sheltering in camps in Ethiopia’s restive Tigray region, requesting “urgent access” to be able to deliver badly needed aid”

    We are remembering Ona at the same time getting very disturbing news about the Eritrean refugees that neither IA nor A. Ahmed/TPLF would like to talk.

    Is not time for A. Ahmed/TPLF allow humanitarian assistance to the refugees or give them protection to go to the Sudan.

    • Nitricc

      Is not time for A. Ahmed/TPLF allow humanitarian assistance to the refugees or give them protection to go to the Sudan.

      No! the Tigray military will use the food instead of the refugee. besides why should they go to Sudan? why not go home? TPLF is gone so does the problems of Eritrea.

      • Brhan

        Hello Nitricc,
        Thank you for your input to my comment.
        They are protected persons by the UN. If they want to go home, it is called repatriation and the UN will make sure that they do not have any fear to go home. But it they show fear, they are protected by international law and no one can touch them. If he tries that is called a crime against an international law.
        I hope I made my point clear.
        Capiche?

    • iSem

      Brhan:
      Thanks for reminding us, I never knew the year and date of this sad event. Fanti Ghana once wrote a movingly about a story of one of the survivors of Onna, who named his daughter Africa, who abandoned a scholarship to Syria after a bigot Arab cursed him with “slave”
      Many Eritreans are giddy about the misfortunes of Tigrayans now, they are longing their captivity, they are missing the Amhara, they are missing their association with Amhara and IA is ridding that wave because that is his mission, his life’s labour. Just like the Israelites in the wilderness who were fed and whose clothes and shoes remained new for 40 years, who were free from the Pharaoh; longed Egypt’s onions. think about that, Erireans’ are missing their Amharic infused Tigriniya,”tadiys, dehnna, selam neww” because that is the mark of class in their mids.

      Some Eritreans are for this war because it was their plan, they were never for the sovereignty of Eritrea let along the liberty and democracy in Eritrea, some are in this forum and some are confused about their enemy, and they tell me to know who is my enemy. I know my enemy, my existential enemy.
      back to 1991 when IA was in l love with Woyane and was kidnapping opposition members from Addis, now the same thing will happen. And also we are back to 1975 as Tigray will lead guerrilla warfare with a potential destabilizing Ethio Ethiopia Tigray is done with Ethiopia, brace for a Tigray nation. Tigray separating from Ethiopia is bad example for a united Ethiopia, but no one can prevent that. Abiy’s intention were not genocide of Tigray but many in the milary may have that idea, Abiy wants united Ethio that included tigray, but it is not his will that will prevail, it is the will of the Tigryan people and how the leaders frame their fight. Just like it was not HS and Mengiistuwilled for Eritrea

      The naive giddiness will be temporal

      • Brhan

        Merhaba iSem,
        I can’t put a link but Woldeyesus Ammar has written an timely article @ snitna.com.
        BTW qedem iye neyre Afro….ab mengdi keytgagyeni!

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Sem,

        Just wait the gullible “educate Eritreans” who are celebrating and clapping with the despot now, will soon make them cry shamefully in their hidden place, when he drive them to the loop of Ethiopian empire. Yesterday, I saw a clip showing Eritreans demonstrating on the streets of California cities, celebrating and chanting “Issayas a man of ten testicles” won against his enemies. These are the kind of people we have who celebrate wars no matter what it costs. The process can only be disrupted by neutralizing him, before it happen.

        • Brhan

          Hello Prof. Amanuel Hidrat,
          They must be silly. The dictator said to the world ” I am not in it” and their reaction shows, he is really in it. As, most of the time they are always guided when to act and how by him.
          A lot of development is happening south of the border. PMAA said it is over but is not allowing any access ( I do not if I am missing something). We are not sure, what is going on. It is fishy.
          What we are sure is that our refugees suffering has exploded and need a immediate help!

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Brhan,

            Do you think these “celebratory club” will have “human concern” on our refugees? Absolutely not. A normal thinking person do understand that our refugees will be the direct victim of this war, even before it started. These guys have lost humanity on their own people. There is nothing worse than that. Very strange!!

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Hello Amanuel,
            Can you please share this clip or video you say of Eritrean in California celebrating anything happening in the Horn?
            I have a hard time believing anyone demonstrating in street of California especially with Covid times… share the clip please…

          • Kokhob Selam

            Hi EHB.,

            Didn’t you notice this is not proper day for links?

            KS,,

          • EritreanHillBilly

            KS,
            I know… he can provide us the information and we can google it. There is way to share links without using the link…

    • abdu

      Salam Brhan
      thank you for reminding us. Tplf is gone soon Hgdef will follw them and will be able to commemorate Ona and all the rest of atrocity by H .Slasse, Derg ,Hgdef and TPLf.
      Now is the time for us Eritreans to do our job.
      If you listen to Abiy’s speech. he has a message for Hgdef what Ahmed Raji said years ago. Under Tplf trgaru were dominating in every sector In Ethiopia close to 80 percent which he said it was wrong. ours is more than that according to Ahmed Raji”s finding.
      This is one of the area we could start to attack Hgdf. I am sure the fair minded Eritreans will join us.
      thanks

      • Hashela

        Selam Abdu

        It is not only fair and just, it makes Eritrea strong, prosperous, and secure. Based on the wrong and biased perception, we, the Kebessa people, tend to easily fall victim to the Tigrayan sugar coated poison of “አሕዋት ኢና፣ ሓደ ኢና” ጽውጽዋይ which is a division by ethnicity and religion that allowed Tigrayan elites to milk Ethiopia for the 27 years.

        If Kebessa people are closely related to Tigrayans, so are
        – Eritrean Afar to Ethiopian and Djibouti Afar
        – Rashaida to Yemeni and Saudi Arabia
        – Ben-Amir to some people of eastern Sudan
        And so forth

        • EritreanHillBilly

          Hasela,
          All this ethnic division and talk we see in Ethiopia is not like Eritrea. I think if we have vibrant and strong Eritrea… all the ethnic talk will subsidize. The TPLF were a minority government that had to rely on divide and conqueror technique to stay in power. They are not original when it comes to this… the English were doing it for 200+ years.
          We don’t have minority government in Eritrea. We have dysfunctional government under the leadership of a warlord.
          All this talk about Tigrayan elites and TPLF will disappear when Eritrea free itself from PDJF rule.

          • Hashela

            Selam EHB

            The political and military power is disproportionately concentrated in the hand of people from the Eritrean Highland.
            The Trigray-Tigrini Ideology and its corrosive nature is deeply rooted and its existence is predate the birth of PFDJ.

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Hello Hashela,
            I think in horn we look at things a little warped. We are beginning to have the Ethiopian problem where ethnicity or language is over emphasized.
            I don’t know about Tigray-Tigrini ideology? This is something new to me.
            If I ask what is official language of Singapore what would you say it is?
            The national language is Malay. It is barely used by the population. The Lingua Franca is English. English is common language. I know Tigrinya is becoming the lingua franca language of Eritrea. I don’t think it is by design.
            In terms of representation that is something a democratic system would solve.

          • Dongolo

            Selam Hashela. Highland vs lowland and inherent religious connotation discussions rarely result in good result. Highlanders perhaps account for 70%+ of the population and advanced education parity is equally skewed. Democracy ensures that the voice of the majority prevails, no? That is not to say that western style democracy best suits Eritrea’s interest. Perhaps better to focus on ensuring that all geographic regions have fair representation and an active ‘political voice’. There is simply no political ointment that will keep all happy in Eritrea; just ain’t possible. However, a suitable Government strategy should always actively pursue ways and means for underrepresented regions not to be marginalized but rather be afforded every possible opportunity to have their voices truly heard and considered.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hashela,

            There is none than the highlanders who are the problem of Eritrean politics since the 40s. They are the highlanders who protect the despot of our country, even if he pulls them like the sacrificial lamb to satisfy ambition.

            The friendship of Issayas with Abiy will not last long, as it did with TPLF. Issayas fought in the ethnic conflict of Ethiopia not only to revenge for his defeat in the Badme war, but also to eliminate the possible “competitive force” the TPLF, in the project of Tigray-tigrini, that once he told to the French reporter, to restore the old history of his grand-grand-grandfathers. In short oIssayas is the driving force behind the curtain for the concept of modern “Tigray-Tigrini” also known as the Agazian movement. Look at the elements who are surrounding him and his messengers at core of his government.

            It is people like yourself who are unable to understand the grand project of Issayas in the making process. Just remember the chest beating and hand kissing on the occasion that he found an alliance in the central government of Ethiopia, to eliminate the archenemy in the process of forming of Tigray-Tigrini. ከምዚ ምስ ተረኽበ እኮ’ዩ “አይትብከ’ዩ ዘብክየኒ” ዝበሉ አቦታትና ሓሸላ ሓውና::

          • Hashela

            Selam Amanuel

            Thank you for opening my eyes. From now on, I will return to Christianity and pray for the strengthening of Woyane 3.0 so that they descend from the mountains and liberate us from our sins, our Earthly oppressor, and most importantly liberate us from our ability to rationally think. With you, they gave us an inspirational model we can follow.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hashela,

            If you do, the PFDJites will come after you at your hiding place if don’t built your bunker in the mountains of Germany. I told you the second reason of the war of the Issayasist clique is to eliminate any competitive forces around them so that to restore the crown of emperor Yohannes. To fight the PFDJites in an open fight, you need mezemzeya.

          • Hashela

            Selamm Amanuel

            I believe to see a faint trace of humor in your writing. Humor is something that you haven’t exercised in this forum, as far I can remember. The demise of TPLF is uncovering a very human aspect of us.

            Brotherly

          • Abi

            Hashela
            “ተረድቼ የማሽላን ዘዴ
            ጥርሴ ሳቀ ምን ቢቃጠል ሆዴ”
            (ፀጋዬ እሸቱ)
            Some people become humorous in their effort to conceal their sorrows.
            አንጀታቸው እያረረ በሙጫ የተጣበቀው ጥርሳቸው ይስቃል::

          • Hashela

            Abi

            I wouldn’t put you in a reconciliation committee!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            I’m already in the ሰላምና መረጋጋት committee. I can’t be everywhere:)

          • Hashela

            Abi

            I saw a new welcome sign (2mx3m metal shield) in Humera installed the by the Amhara state administration. Very possessive!!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            All are welcome!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hashela,

            I think, as an Eritrean highlander utterly disappointed by the mental condition of the most majority of our people. I never thought much about it but I think there is really some problem with our independent thought and lack of confidence in our ability.

            Currently there are two camps.
            1) Pro PFDJ and pro IA: These are robots who follow orders at any cost, regardless to the damage the he inflicted to our country and our people. Now they are dancing, celebrating, wrapping around the Ethiopian flags and Ethiopian songs, more so than the Ethiopians. If IA takes them and unite them with Ethiopia they will just follow blindly and never ask, what is there for us and why? What’s the price we have to pay for this? Is it in our best interest or not. They forget that TPLF, Abiy are all Ethiopians and it should be left for Ethiopians to figure things out.

            2) Pro TPLF and Pro Tigray:
            These are the second camp who oppose IA, Abiy and everything that has to do with Eritrea. I don’t know but they bet so much on TPLF to help them topple, IA and PFDJ, now they are running crazy defending TPLF, more than the TPLF them selves. They have lost all common sense that TPLF and Tigray are Ethiopians and it should be left for the Ethiopians people to figure and sort out their internal issues. They are going crazy in social media by listing their pictures, their name, the place of birth and their citizenship (Eritrean) and their ethenic group – Tigriana (Tigray) and showing their support for TPLF.

            3) The rest Eritreans –
            Oppose PFDJ:
            The PFDJ has a total failure as a government and inflicting unimaginable abuse to our country and our people. There is absolutely no reason to support these regime. They fight the PFDJ and the oppose all the actions taken by the government.

            Oppose TPLF
            They also oppose TPLF and their divisive politics including the invasion of Eritrean sovereign lands. They also oppose TPLF plan of expansion towards our country, our land and our sea.

            WHY?
            Do we really have to depend on someone else for our survival? Why can’t we see, that we need Eritrea without anyone involved. WHY can’t we just live for our own by our own means without entangling our affairs with others.

            I must say, the Eritrean lowlanders are showing a lot of patience.

            እንታይ እዩ እዚ ኩሉ ፉኽሰት። ትግራዮም ኣምሓሮኦም ኦሮሞኦም ዓዓዶም ኣለዎም።

            Berhe

          • abdu

            Salam Berhe
            Don’t loss hope, change is coming don’t blame the whole highlanders except few who are benefiting from hgdf. there are people like you haile, hashala, Amanuel hidrat ( though I disagree with him on his stand on tplf) who will stand for justice.
            if you remember in Ethiopia it starts with Dimxachn Ysema peacefully they been ignored by tplf for years then qerro and fano join them. and we are lucky we witnessed the fate of tplf. injustice is injustice.
            the injustice of hgdf is countless. so this is the time for us to raise our voice and act.
            thanks

          • Nitricc

            Amanuel hidrat ( though I disagree with him on his stand on tplf) who will stand for justice.

            Abdu, you seem cool guy but please some honesty. When the TPLF was massacring the Amara, do you think Aman-H stood for justice? When TPLF was massacring the Oromo, do you think Aman-H stood for justice, of course not, yet you are trying to tell us an absolute lie. He was TPLF, he is TPLF, he will for ever be TPLF and no TPLF ever stand or stood for justice NEVER!

          • Berhe Y

            Dear abdu,

            You are right, and I should not be. I would not care about the PFDJ supporters. What I am really disappointed is about the Eritreans who oppose PFDJ and they are losing their priority and going crazy on what happened to TPLF.

            For example the press release from “Bayto yiAkl USA”. መን ከብዶም ምስ ረገፆም እዮም ስጋብ ክንድዚ ፈራዖራዖ። I I understand if they want to stand for truth and stand with people that are wrong. But who are they to make utter judgement on what the mission of the Ethiopian federal government.

            ንስለስተ ሳምንቲ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ሕጊ ንምኽባር ኢሉ ዝተጸወዐን ዝተመኽነየን ህልቂታት ኩናት፥ ሕጋዊነት ንምልባስ፥ ሰባት ንምእማንን ንመሰሉ ብሒም ዝበለ ከምዝጭፍለቅ መጠንቀቕታ ንምእማትን እዩ።

            መን ተሓለቅቲ ምስ ገበሮም ኢዮም። Ok I understand if this is the whole truth but the facts as we know it is not the case. The TPLF started this war against the federal government army. They are not even denied it. Why then involve themselves by creating sided.

            Didn’t the PFDJ government and Isayas Afeworki involved with the Yemen war. Didn’t UAE planes were bombing Yemen from base in Eritrea. That’s is really clear violation of people’s rights and involving in war that Eritrea has no business to get involved.

            The former US assistant secretary said clearly the TPLF started this war. Who are they trying to fool?

            Berhe

          • Peace!

            Hi Berhe,

            Kabod whom he was a member of the “Y’aakil” exposed the movement eloquently that the movement is nothing but TPLF’s apparatus for its empire. Yaakil Kedmi Adiaa Eya Moyta.

            Peace!

          • Abi

            Peace
            I said this the moment Yaakil was created by the Tplf. I’ve told Berhe the same thing. He usually takes a longer time to understand things.

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            What makes you think that Eritreans are welcome to join Ethiopia? Please, please, please get it in your slow brain as quickly as possible that Ethiopia has enough problems to deal with. We don’t need to complicate things.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            No we don’t complications either. And while on the subject, please tell the 7th king to keep the relationship with Eritrea strict business. I think his last speech was good as far as Eritrea government, sovereignty is concerned. Please tell the 7th king to tell the PFDJ lots that, or they can move to Ethiopia if they wish.

            Berhe

          • Selam Berhe Y.,
            Be careful when you wish something. You don’t know, when pfdj moves to Ethiopia, it may bring Eritrea with it. 😂
            Abi is right. Let’s be good neighbors. Let’s have a horn of Africa football tournament each year. As much as bicycle competition is concerned, maybe we have to work harder.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Horizon and Abi,

            I am glad you agree and I do as well. Let’s have peaceful and meaningful relationship and give each other a break. And if Ethiopians (the most majority) see it this way, I think we will have better outcome and better future.

            I really like the Kenyan politician interview and his future views of the region. Really eye opener of the TPFL war machine and how it terrorize the whole neighborhood.

            It will defiantly will work better for Eritrea, Ethiopia and the region.

            On cycling, I think a lot of Ethiopians should come and train in Eritrea and they will do great. I also think Eritreans will need to go to Ethiopia to train for the long distance as well.

            I actually would like to see a soccer match between Eritrea / Ethiopia.

            Berhe

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            I will advise His Majesty to stay clear from Eritrean internal affairs.

            Many Champions League games today.

          • Selam EHB,

            If Ethiopians continue with ethnic federalism, it means that there is something wrong with the people. What did Ethiopia gain from tplf’s ethnic federalism (zenawism)? Thirty years of exploitation, torture, civil unrest and a civil war that almost destroyed the country.

            Ethnic federalism should die with tplf. Let Ethiopian politics stop being the odd one out there. Ethnic politics is abhorred in the whole world, especially in Africa, where there are thousands of tribes and ethnicities. Let’s not forget the genocide in Rwanda, and the ethnic cleansings in different countries (e.g. former Yugoslavia). Ethnic politics is the politics of hate.

            One should also remember that the old unitary system didn’t work. Then, why not try the so-called ethno-regional federalism as in Canada, India and others. Ethiopian leaders should reinstill in the psyche of our people the Ethiopian national concept, tplf worked hard to destroy over three decades, and tried to replace it with its narrow ethno-tribal concept of a divided Ethiopia.

            Power devolution for regional self rule is a must, and creating a country within a country, either to rule the whole country or to secede, as tplf deceitfully tried to do with the resources of Ethiopia, should be avoided by all means. The outcome of tplf’s treasonous act is the destruction of the perpetrators, as we saw, or, in the worst case scenario the disintegration of the country.

            Although tplf was one of the biggest curses Ethiopia ever faced, nevertheless, it has taught Ethiopians a big lesson, that unless Ethiopians are together, they are condemned to disappear.

          • Dongolo

            Selam Horizon. Happy I am that winds of change will now hopefully avail path for a great future for Ethiopia and her people. Given that said, once Badme is finalized, Ethiopia’s internal affairs will truly then be for her to internalize and not for Eritreans to be so concerned with. Eritrea needs only good and respectful neighbors and nothing more.

          • Selam Dongolo,

            The answer to your question is a big NO. Even today Ethiopians are forced to discuss Eritrean politics, because some Eritreans meddle in Ethiopian politics standing on the side of tplf, and not for another reason.

            When the border issue is solved with the help of the new Tigray regional government, Ethiopia should do her own business and Eritrea the same. If there is going to be any relationship in the future, it should depend on international laws.

            Let’s hope that the problem of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia will soon be solved and they return to their country, and a normal situation comes to the border area as well, where people cross the borders legally with their passports in their hands.

            Tplf is finished and its supporters will go bankrupt, and there will be no topic for discussion.

        • no one

          What is wrong to be brother with your neighbors. All our neighbors are our brothers all of them socially tied with Eritrean’s, that is why in the time of difficulty they welcomed our people als refuge. Not only Ethiopia but also Sudan and Djibouti

      • Brhan

        Merhaba Abdu,
        Sorry for late reply. I am expecting awate.com will come with an article or Negarit about the 50th anniversary of Ona, sooner.

  • Nitricc

    They don’t know anything about war and Military science, Zero”

    PMAA
    This reminded me a chat I had with a stranger few weeks back. I Have no idea how the story is true, i don’t even heard for PIA to make such statement but here the story
    Few weeks ago, I was in Thailand on lazy Sunday afternoon I was just wondering in a park and I see this older gentleman giving me long and uncomfortable stare before he smiles and said Hallo. I said hallo and we exchange few howdy moments, you know, the likes of where are you from, what brought you here and all that stuff. He told me he was from Addis Abeba, Ethiopia and I told him I was Eritrean-American. He said he is in the country for medical reasons. You know we making conversations and While walking said by side, suddenly he asked me if I have ever been to Eritrea, I got a little irritated, he reminded me Berhe and Abiy. Of course, I said no and he said, I have. I said really and I asked him how so, and he procced to tell me the story. In the interest of time, I will only share the point I got from him, because we talked like a good hour. He started with my question how so?
    “I was a soldier and a colonel in the Ethiopian defense forces during the Ethio-Eritrea war. I was there when we captured Badme……. it was nothing but a disaster. I have never seen anything like it. The causality that was paid was simply preposterous. The point was, the army that went Badime and parish, supposed to be to fight for Assab. Everything was planed and finalized…… then the unthinkable happened…… Well, there was a change of plan. Allegedly; President Isaias made a statement, apparently, he said for Badime to be captured, then, the sun must raise from the west and to set from the east. Then the whole plane was scraped and all the forces headed to Badime front. The point is the whole plane was cancelled just to prove Isaias wrong and to humiliate him. The most interesting, to me is, Isaias, saved Assab with his words and we ended up with worthless Badime.”

    • Berhe Y

      Hi Nitricc,

      You know have to remember, many people will keep bothering for not visiting Eritrea. I honestly don’t know. I don’t think you need security clearance either:) so don’t give me BS.

      You got the story half right….considering what happened.

      If you support Eritrea and if you pay your dues, the 2% and other war support obligations you would know:) They would have asked to to pay 2% plus contribution for 1, 2 and 3 round of wars.

      Round 1:
      Ethiopia try to take Badime back, after US/ Rwanda – it fails.
      Isayas tell them, even if the sun doesn’t rise, we will not get out of Badime.

      Round 2: They call it operation sun rise
      Ethiopia arms it self for months, hiring back Derg solidiers, Russian, and others.
      Ethiopia takes back badime

      Round 3:
      Ethiopia arms it self again, and prepares for another years – want to break the backbone of shaebia

      Isayas comes to Washington DC and tells them, weyane is ordering airplanes from a catalog. And they saw pictures of star wars plane and they went to order that as well. They thought it was real plane. I was there:) laugh.

      Ethiopia takes back most of western Eritrean, Barentu.
      They also want to take back Asseb
      – Isayas order to evacute from Asseb.
      – Eritrean generals refuse order (General Totil) and stop them.

      Ethiopia accepts the cease fire and agrees to go mediation.

      Berhe

      • Nitricc

        Hi Berhe; i never told you why i didn’t i go. stop fishing.

        If you support Eritrea and if you pay your dues, the 2% and other war support obligations you would know:) They would have asked to to pay 2% plus contribution for 1, 2 and 3 round of wars.

        Really? Okay!!!

        The point is the guy telling the truth? Is TPLF plan was for Assab and after PIA said that changed their plan went to Badime? that is what i wanted to know.

        • Berhe Y

          Hi Nitricc,

          Yeah really, you have a lots of money to pay. No you didn’t tell me why, I was just being nosey.

          I don’t think what the guy said is correct or not. I don’t remember if TPLF were attacking Asseb front on the 2 round. May be they did and that was their plans.

          But for sure they were attacking in the 3rd round. Someone who was at the front told me.

          On the Asseb Front, General Totil
          On the Central Front, I think it’s called Adi BegiEo, I forgot his name but Resi MiraK they call him..

          Berhe

          • Nitricc

            Hi Berhe; you better plan to go back home. Everything bad is in the past. Like i have told you many many times that the future and life is in Africa. you will see! especially Eritrea simply pristine. Eritrea doesn’t have a history rigged election, fake parties, BS constitution. Everything is set to made the real way, worthy of the blood it was shade, worthy of the nightmare of the last 20 something years. worthy of everything the people went though.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Nitricc,

            In other words “Aykesernan”.

            May be you are right, we have to see how IA will respond going forward. He has a chance to redeem himself.

            Berhe

          • Nitricc

            In other words “Aykesernan”.

            Hi Berhe, not at all, we lost everything but we didn’t die but give it short time, you will see. PIA was rightly consumed with the TPLF junta and he was waiting to bury them for the last 20 years. Now, the waiting is over and the funeral is to be commenced. Once PIA puts a dozen of flowers on their graves then that will end the of the road. He accomplished everything he set out do. the rest of the road is setting the nation to normality and peaceful political transition. He will do the right thing.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Haile do you remember this……..

            The news is now confirmed the bombing operations of Bisha gold mine and the Eritrean military depot at Mai Edaga were taken by the Gallant Ethiopian Air force. It seems the operation is not done yet as long as Shabiya holds the stolen Ethiopian Military Helicopter it will be targeted with more punishing military actions. The Eritrean government has lost more than one helicopter in the March 20, 2015 operation and more is to come.

            Gize!!!!!!!

          • abdu

            Salam Berhe
            You are one of those who I respect in this forum.
            a reminder for me ,you and all, when you mention names don’t guess
            Totil was not general
            the one who was leading Assab fornt who said tplf to take Assab should be over my dead body is Osman salih. at that time he was less than major general (MG). But later he became MG. but now he is in jail after Forto 2013. that is in the Hgdf world. Buda BIFETAWIU YJIMR DIYU ZIBAHAL
            correct me if I am wrong Aslamay eiyu yblu nerom slezi Totil kikhewn Alewo elka entekhoynka . For information there is no Muslim General in Eritrea. MGs very few under ten.
            You might have read Ahmed Raji Rainbow if not please do.

            sorry if you find it offensive
            thanks

          • Berhe Y

            Selam Abdu,

            The respect is mutual.

            I agree that we shouldn’t be guessing when we mention names. I was not guessing and for sure, I didn’t say his name because he is Aslamay, but I thought if that was him, thank you for correcting me.

            I have read it before, I think it’s great that he exposed the facts on the ground (to fight the false sense of equality PFDJ and their supporters try to portray) but I am not sure sometimes, if it’s interpretation is correct.

            If I understand your correctly, like you are doing “For information there is no Muslim General in Eritrea. MGs very few under ten.”.

            I will comment on your other topic to your comment and Abiy Ahmed speech.

            Berhe

  • Simon Kaleab

    Selam,

    “The prelude of an Asian Era has begun,” China’s state-run Global Times declared on Monday, citing data indicating that Asia will “contribute roughly 60 percent of global growth” by 2030.

    The article also cited East Asian societies’ emphasis on “order” over personal freedom as a strong indicator that the region will recover more efficiently from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic than Western nations.

    – The era begins when dementia Joe Biden assumes power.
    – emphasis on order over personal freedom is a code for dictatorship.
    – coronavirus pandemic stands for the Chinese plague.

    • said

      Greetings,
      KS .I am firmly anti communist china ,but china economic realty speak ort it self ?

      China’s Unstoppable Rise to Economic Dominance to becoming the World’s

      Chinese ByteDance’s Tik Tok & Huawei’s 5G are strong examples of China’s Technological Resilience Beyond the Americans and the Western Powers Reach. China’s economic and technological advancements and continuing progress appear increasingly unstoppable.
      The Western powers in general and the US in particular are lagging technologically in breakthrough technologies behind China as Chinese momentum of a unique Private Sector – Public Sector symbiosis, given China’s demographics factor, that the Chinese rise as an economic superpower steadily surpassing the American economy will steadily widen the gap between the US economy and the Chinese economy.

      Unable to compete with Huawei’s 5G and belatedly ByteDance’s Tik Tok, by examples, as the latter is an 8-years old Chinese multinational internet technology company headquartered in Beijing. the US and Western Powers caught off guard are failing to play by the rules of the game as they are increasingly resorting to irregular methods in total departure with the Free-Market economy rules long enshrined as the rock bed of the Western Capitalist System jealously adhered to by the Capitalist West for centuries.

      The US and the Western powers are in unconventional open fight with the leading Chinese technologically competitive enterprises such as Huawei and ByteDance using none market economy interventionist methods better defined as schemes rather than open competition fair approaches.

      These are signs that the US and the Western Powers in general are steadily losing their inherent competitive advantage in the realms of the advanced breakthrough technologies.

      Much in line with the wider Paradigm of “Made in China 2025,” Huawei is turning the clock of the American imposed sanctions and one-sided prematurely heavyhandedly imposed Decoupling moves by Washington as Huawei confirmed it will replace Google’s Operating System of Android with HarmonyOS which will run on phones as soon as next year. Same is true of Huawei replacing Microsoft’s super semiconductors with internally developed super semiconductors by Huawei in line with the “Made in China 2025” Drive.

      China has both the strong will, boundless resilience and the deep acumen to weather all the artificial obstacles imposed by the US and Western alliance to dampen China’s competitive edge and thwart China’s steady economic and technological rise. This covers almost all the domains including the military as China’s smart missile arsenal is becoming China’s main effective and most economic smart weaponry systems as China’s Df26 missile, for example, developed at a fractional cost not exceeding the $300,000 a missile is capable of neutralizing, even destroying an American Aircraft Carrier costing $13.0 billion and deploying more than 6,500 crew members.

      Same is true about the nuclear weapons that China’s total arsenal does not exceed the 300 nuclear warheads against America’s arsenal of 6450 nuclear warheads as the Chinese nuclear arsenal more than serves the intended deterrence purpose; however, with so much lower cost, especially when reliable smart delivery systems are being deployed in tandem.

      As the world is increasingly reverting to Cyberattacks as countervailing preempting warfare methods, China, currently deploying less than 100,000 people in the field and lagging significantly behind the US and Western powers in this field; however, with China’s huge advantage of the ability to ultimately deploy millions in the field, given the country’s demographic advantage, China’s advantage in the demographic number could ultimately never be matched eventually by the rivaling Americans or the other Western powers.

      Thus, all signs point to the fact that China will keep on the rise as the US, matter of time, is expected to recede to the second and even the third place as a world superpower. In conclusion, Eurasian countries, including Countries of West Asia, would inevitably benefit from the shifting of the world’s center of gravity from the West with a dormant and gravely lagging Africa world could finally benefit with a fairer play in International Economics.

      • Kokhob Selam

        Hi Said,

        Do you mean SK? KS is me (Kokhob Selami) It is I you are confused the name..May be because of the 5G subject..pleas correct it..

        KS,,

        • Abi

          Kokobe
          You spelled your name Kokhob Selami. This 5G is confusing you:)
          ውስጥህ ሰላሚ ነው?

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Abo,

            “ውስጥህ ሰላሚ ነው?” Not at all, I am peace lover. What ever the situation my peace stand will never go far from me. “This 5G is confusing you”

            Yes correct and it is the most confusing didn’t you hear your Dr. Abiy talk,, He is the only man to do the job with secret society. Today UK has banned 5G projects in general.While your main from playing in jamming the net works of telecommunication,, You know that..
            ርዕዮት: የትላንቱ Jamming የአብይ አህመድን ወንጀል የሚያጋልጠው ምስጢራዊ መረጃ . .

            KS,,.

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            ኮኮብዬ እስክታስረዳኝ በጉጉት እጠብቃለሁ::
            ባህሪህም እንደ ስምህ መልካም ቢሆን ምን ነበረበት?

            “ልብሽም እን’ዳፍሽ ቢሆንልኝ ምነው” ብሏል ጥልሽ::

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Abo,

            Just let us make it next weekend..I am expecting “ልብሽም እን’ዳፍሽ ቢሆንልኝ ምነው” song too..

            KS,,

      • Simon Kaleab

        Said,

        Are you claiming that China invented 5G and other technologies?

        The West invented the telephone, antibiotics, the microprocessor, aviation and space travel, electrical and nuclear power, and modern agriculture, to name but few. What ground breaking invention did China make in the last 400 years? Nothing!

        China became rich now because of the greed of Western companies, with short term vision, who relocated there in search of dirt-cheap labour and an enormous mass market.

        At first, China used its cheap labour to manufacture safety pins, button, zips and the like. Now it has moved to electronic components and pharmaceuticals, all outsourced by West.

        Currently, China has moved many gears up by sending thousands of research students, as technology spies. It has also set up a brigade of highly organised hackers with the aim of stealing inventions from Western Universities, government and private institutions in the areas of medicine, electronics, defence and aviation.

        China does not play by free trade rules, it sets up tariffs and other obstacles to protect its internal market. It manipulates its currency to facilitate its exports. It uses its government and its military linked companies to spy on other countries.

        I know Eritrean and Ethiopian intellectuals love China. The slogan during Ghedli was that “We are against Imperialism and Zionism”. But, the hypocrites still rush to the USA and Israel to seek asylum.

    • EritreanHillBilly

      Hello Simon,
      This century is going to be the Asian century. The balance of power will shift to Asia Pacific. Africa will have growth but Asia will be the engine. I don’t know what old man Biden will have any impact…

  • Nitricc

    Hi All; TPLF keeps saying Eritrean soldiers involved in the war between federal and Tgray army. it turns out to be according PMAA; the Tigryans kicked out NC naked all the way to Eritrea and Eritreans took the naked NC soldiers, gave them their uniforms, fed them and send them back to finish their business. According to PMAA, “this the reason TPLF keeps saying Eritreans involved in the war” That makes a perfect sense. The NC run in Eritrea military naked and the Eritrean military gave them their close and TPLF declared Eritrea army shot me from the back.

    • NewDawn

      Selam, if isu gave them weapons then yes that can be classed as being involved .

      • Nitricc

        Hi ND; PMAA did say ” fed, close, gave them water and armed them back to action” Yes he did say that but giving some an arm and sending soldiers are not the same. Arms are useless with out the people. look how armed was TPLF but with out the people, useless. So, not the same.

        • NewDawn

          Selam Nitricc, i agree. What do you think will happen to tigray post-tplf? My predictions are a puppet government, with heavy influence from Isaias. Post-tplf=Fantastic buffer state. I heard the derg generals they’ve released have come back to annihilate tplf, talk about karma!

          • Nitricc

            Hi ND; it is started. Keria Ibrahim just gave in. I wonder who is to follow. Once this junta is under control; everything will be okay. I feel sorry for Keria though at the end she went to TPLF thugs and now she is the first one to surrender.

          • Abi

            General
            Last in first out:)
            She must have been standing by the gate. She bolted out!

          • Nitricc

            Abiy; it is sad. from that kind of power straight to Qlinto? May be PMAA will give her a lee way.

      • Hashela

        Selam NewDawn

        Remember, Nitricc is a smart soldier, but not a diplomat.
        That said, Nitricc saw this all coming when the world of TPLF and their supporters was much rosier.

        Nitricc’s first sentence to Mez was “ The last thing Egypt needs is a dead body”. In my view, this the shortest and the deepest analysis.

        • NewDawn

          Selam Hashela, Tplf died 20 years ago when they showed their true colours and sought to crush Eritrea without any foresight. Nitricc understands Tplf very well and how they will end up.

          • EritreanHillBilly

            NewDawn- I don’t know if they have crushed Eritrea… but Eritrea under IA is an extremely weak and poor country… Countries like Eritrea and Ethiopia waste energy and time talking about crushing each other or destroying this segment or that segment… however the rank 190’s in world with regard to any major development indicator…
            I wonder why we don’t have same intensity fighting poverty and underdevelopment…

          • NewDawn

            Selam EHB, Africans are just a disappointment, Led by dinosaurs who spend more time thinking of retaining Power than improving the wellbeings of its citizens. Uganda has spent alot of money on monitoring oppositions through new facial recognition Cameras, Djibouti is ran like a family business. On the Positive side, its a blessing we have left Ethiopia we just need to cleanse Isaias, his enablers and his ideals. Eritrea is held hostage by isaias, the people have no strong desire for fighting, most Eritreans are heavily against the war in ethiopia.

            Our way out is through harnessing the Power of Educated Diasporas and investing in the People through intense education and some eugenics if possible.

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Hello NewDawn,
            I agree with you until last sentence-Eugenics? I think Eritrea just needs a Gedhli-free Era. Fortunately, nature is neutral and it will wipe them out with age cycle. I doubt they planted anything worthwhile. Unlike 80% of population, they don’t know how to plant Institution or viable organizations.

            Eritrean are tired of Gedli songs, Gedhli national service, and Gedhli government. It is a disaster in the making.

            However, I like Djibouti. They are doing impressive things. With a small access of Red Sea compared to Eritrea’s 1000km of sea, they transformed themselves to a major hub. Last I was reading they are deploying their own fiber networks to Somalia and Kenya…
            They have ambition of been a Dubai of Horn or East Africa… I don’t think they have any natural resource except their port. So, far they have used it intelligently.

            I think Dr. Abiy will have a positive impact on the Horn. He an indicator of Technocrat age in Horn. I hope it spread quickly into the rest of Horn.

          • NewDawn

            Selam EHB, If the ordinary people do not reap the benefits of a countrys positive undertakings does it really matter. All the money is concentrated to a group of people, the guy is despicable. What has Dr abiy to make you think hes any different to your usual autocratic Leader in Africa.

            In regards to Eugenics, i wrote about it on this forum . Soft eugenics is what i advocate for, which entails encouraging reproduction among the brighter members of society through targeted subsidies and discouraging it among the least brightest members.

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Hello NewDawn,
            I think he is different from usual autocratic ruler. First he is least the average age of 80% of Ethiopian population. He is educated. I see him more of Kagame mold. Outside his interaction with TPLF, most of his moves have been positive. The peace with Eritrea and accepting the ruling of EEBC was a good thing. His attempts to bring peace to different faction in Somalia was good thing…His moving of Ethiopia away from ethnic federalism.
            So, far he is bringing the Technocratic age into the Horn. If you compare IA with Dr. Abiy it is day and night…

          • Selam EHB,

            It is dialectics my friend. One can’t help it, but to abide by its laws. Qualitative change will take place in the region upon the demise of the old. With tplf gone, the HoA will be a different place. I think that even IA could change, once he sees that he is the winner in his vendetta with tplf. He may see the chance to get out with a better perspective, and leave the stage, or at least open the door for change.
            The problem with African dictators is that they don’t trust the people with the possibility of handing over power, because of what they have done. How many Eritreans would like to see the grandpa of the Eritrean revolution retiring in his farm, away from politics, without coming after him? I don’t know. It should be a difficult question to answer for many Eritreans. Has any African dictator won the $5M Ibrahim Mo prize for abandoning power by himself? I don’t think so.
            The seventh king, as some people like to call Abiy, (I don’t know how this title came about), will change Ethiopia and the whole region. The west and the east (the USA, EU, China and Russia) would like to see him succeed and cooperate with him. They are tired of the drama called the horn of africa, and they want to see some change coming to the region. Up to now, the region has been producing famine and refugees, two major problems that could be overcome, provided there are leaders to tackle these problems.
            I hope Egypt has come to understand that Ethiopia is not an easy target, and it may be forced to reach a reasonable agreement on the Ethiopian dam, thus signaling a peaceful future and a long period of cooperation in the whole region.
            Finally, the dinosaurs should understand that their worldview that is stuck in the gedli period is old and dilapidated, and they should open the door for the young for their bright future. They should not be a weight tied to the leg of the future generation and drag the young to war for their survival or use them to ascend and remain in power.
            The old said that:
            -they have fought for the sake of peace and they brought more wars,
            -it is all for the people and they worked against the people,
            -equality for everybody and they told us that they are proud of being born of a certain tribe, and all maybe equal but some are more equal than others,
            -they will feed the people three meals a day and they got rich, while the people remained hungry,
            -they hated corruption and they were the most corrupt people that ever lived,
            -spoke of love and they were the worst haters,…..

            All these must change.

          • Saleh Johar

            Hi Horizon,
            I am wondering how you forgot he called himself the 7th king. I take that back, it was a prophecy. If I am wrong I accept your correction:-). But there are also some people who call him Mantille (ጥንቸል) ሙሽረፈት (ማራገብያ) and a few more names. He holds the record for having so many nicks in sch a short time. He has enough under his belt even if he voluntarily returns the thingy they gave him in Norway:-). Take it easy.

          • Selam SJG,

            Then, he must be an interesting personality to have so many nicknames. The world is short of interesting people nowadays.
            You must have heard of the nicknames he gave to his generals who fought in Tigray in his speech to the Ethiopian parliament, to show the bravery of his generals. Interesting times.

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Saleh
            አይዞዎት እርስዎም የአዋተ ሥርወ መንግሥት የመጀመሪያው ንጉሥ ሆነው ዘውድ ይደፋሉ:: እስከዛው ግን ጭንቅላትዎ ላይ ያለውን ነገር መላ ፈልጉለት:: ይህ በጠላ መታጠብ ያሰክራል እንጂ ውበት አይጨምርም:: የኔ ምክር እንደ አፄ ዮሃንስ ሹሩባ እንዲሰሩት ነው :: እርግጠኛ ነኝ ሹሩባ ያምርቦታል::
            የዘውድ ስምዎ ማን ይሁንልዎ?

    • Selam Nitricc,

      In addition, it is said that tplf had been training and arming Eritrean refugees to depose IA. True or false, it was also said that this Eritrean fighting force was seen in the vicinity of senafe some days ago accompanied by tplf fighters. It is not odd for tplf to force the refugees to wear the uniform of the Eritrean army manufactured at a tplf factory, and present them as captured eritrean soldiers or to trick the Eritrean armed forces.

      • Nitricc

        Hi Horizon; there is nothing won’t think, design, do to implement anything against Eritrea.If they saved the money they spent on the so-called Eritrean opposition, all this years, they could have made Tigray, UEA. Now this devils are gone, you will see peace in Ethiopia and most importantly, you will rapid and real changes in Eritrea. you will see. i see nothing but great!!!!

      • Abi

        Horizon
        The thugs also armed their activists with false information and propaganda in this forum.
        If you remember correctly, Hayat Adem was the first person to announce the assassination of Engineer Simegnehu before the Ethiopian media in Addis. AG ( I believe Getachew Asefa) was feeding her all the information she needed.
        You know how Paul was happy belittling PMAA and the “ungrateful Ethiopians”. He was admiring the “no nonsense “ Getachew Asefa and “smart leader “ DebreTsion.
        Samuel was the most responsible and respectful of all.
        Only the mentally disabled are left supporting and parroting their dead and visionary hundreds.

        • Nitricc

          Hi Abiy; do you believe this story? Hmmmmm

          Yes, it is true that
          The 90% of the North Command that scaped the Junta’s organized massacre were crossed to Eritrea and gave its hand to Shaebia soldiers who feed, clothed and gave their own light and heavy weapons; tanks and heave artilleries.

          Yes, these former Northern Command member had no leaders, because their leaders were either killed or kidnapped, thus the Eritrean commanders step in to fill the gap until they get assistance from the central government….that was 8 days later.

          Yes, these Northern command members had no supply to continue to fight back; thus, Shaebia made sure they have a continuous supply coming from its own bases, from food, gas, bullets to heavy weapons.

          Yes, Weyane tried to chase them across the border to these poor soldiers who were defeated psychologically and morally of members of the Northern command who had nothing to defend themselves from ; but Shaebia not only defended them but also completely destroyed the Junta’s forces before they even crossed on inch into Eritrea; they were able to cut their supply line inside Tigray and made them surrender to Shaebia.

          Yes, once the Northern Command were fed well and their psychological and moral were back; with the help of the Shaebia commanders, not only did they decimate the huge Junata force in the border, but also able crossed further in three different fronts and liberated Sheraro and Shire from Badme front, Axum and Adwa from Rama front and Zalambesa and Adi grat from Tserona front. It was after all these are achieved that the Ethiopian Generals, Abebayehu and Balcha flew to Asmara with many more central commanders and drove to the border and joined their heronic soldiers. Shaebia help was also instrumental in cutting and disrupting the Junta’s communications. Once their commanders joined them; they were able to chase the Junta’s force from all directions and captured the Junta’s final burial place, Mekele. It is for the reason above that the Junta was crying Shaebia Shaebia until the end; but the Ethiopians themselves gave their ultimate life to defeated the Junta.

          In near future, we will find out more how this victory was achieved so quickly by defeating the well armed and manned Junta in the region. Stay tuned.

          • Abi

            General
            What the Eritrean government did for us will be remembered for generations to come. There should be some kind of memorial in the center of Addis to commemorate this outstanding contribution in defending Ethiopia . This is Huge!
            The first thing PMAA did was taking 3 Generals with him to Eritrea. It is from this point that all pieces come together to defeat the thugs.
            I can’t wait to see the movie in the near future.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Abiy this thing will help in building solid relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea. This all started with the good will of PMAA. Eritreans will not forget what he did for the sanction to end. I am personally thankful for what he has done. Because of his good deeds, Eritrea returned the favor with huge one. Not that Eritreans needed a reason to destroy the thugs but the situation provided PIA what he dreamed for the last 20 years. I say right now the trust issue between Ethiopia and Eritrea is built nicely and nice things to come.

          • Aklilu H

            Selam Nitricc. Indeed this is such a strong foundation from which Ethiopia and Eritrea continue to build and foster a strong relationship. The involvement of Shabiya in the war could be more than what Abiy intended for public consumption considering the international political ramifications. We’ll know more about it in the movies, documentaries and historical books that will be coming very soon. Yesterday, I saw a tweet link to President Isaias interview stating that he was planning to release all political prisoners but the link was dead. Now that the existential threat of tplf is eliminated, I think this is most likely on the top agenda of Isaias. This will win him some favor from the internal opposition and paves the way for a democratic and prosperous Eritrea. I think the future is bright, and hope tplf takes ethnic politics/ethnic federalism to its death bed with it. Always loved the shabia saying ‘Hade libi, hade hizbi’. This motto should be an Ethiopian slogan too. Forward we march!!!!

          • Nitricc

            Hi Aklilu H; in away we are back exactly in to 1992-1993. The dream of Eritreans were to work with TPLF in all fronts and build viable Eritrea and strong Ethiopia. However; TPLF had different plan to built a republic of Tigray over the dead body of Eritrea. TPLF trashed every good deeds of Eritrea and in turn, brought the Amara, Oromo and the rest of Ethiopia to eradicate Eritrea and Eritreans. That was not possible and the Brave Eritreans showed the out most tenacity and determination. After 20 something years, Eritrea won the over the TPLF junta and Eritrea found another cooperation and to work with Ethiopia for better of both countries. This time it will work. for two reasons, both know the ugliness of war and two they have tried that and they understand the mutual respect they have for each other. It will work and the region will become more powerful, peaceful and prosperous-full take that to the bank.

          • Hashela

            Hi Nitricc

            I want to add that the wars they start in Eritrea to eliminate Eritreans end always in their home: 1990 in Addis (Ethiopia) and 2020 in Mekelle (Tigray).

          • Hashela

            Abi

            አንተ ተንኮለኛ!

            Only the naives would see something good behind the following statement of yours.
            “There should be some kind of memorial in the center of Addis to commemorate this outstanding contribution in defending Ethiopia ”

            For us, it is enough that Ethiopia misused Zerai Deres’ heroic act for all black people dignity.

          • Abi

            Hashela
            There is ዘርአይ ድረስ ጎዳና just like ጀነራል ካኒንግሃም ጎዳና in Addis. This happened when there were less than 15 named avenues in Addis. አስመራ ጎዳና is one of them.
            ዘርአይ ድረስ ትምህርት ቤት …
            We respect our heroes.
            Abraham Hannibal doesn’t have …

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Abi,

            I have read some where that Asmara Godena was changed.

            Hi Hashela,
            There is another Yosief Ghebrehiwet, J-studio. He was former agazian. He had covered Zerai Deres and he concluded by saying he is Tigraway. That was the first time I heard about the new version of Agazian that everything Eritrean is Tigray.

            Berhe

          • Hashela

            Hi Berhe

            The Agazian puppies will starve soon since their mama is trapped and skinned by fur hunters. Berhe, we live in a bad neighborhood.

          • Haile S.

            Selsm Hashela,

            Agazianism is a kind of idolatry. When you are under a spell, you want to look like your idol, dress like, speak like, walk like, be of origin like…… I and SGJ had a John-Tra hairstyle for years 💇🏿‍♂️ 😁!

          • iSem

            Selamat Hailat: excellent depiction of idolatry!
            I also want to tell you, I cannot shake the imagery you painted about your departure from Asmara

          • Saleh Johar

            Sorry HaileS,
            We might have shared many things but not John-Tra hairstyle. Isaias and you shared that 🙂 My hair is disappointingly curley and I couldn’t enjoy any of the populat hairstyles, not even the good old Fro

          • iSem

            Hi Saleh:
            You should have known the fix for your “problem.’ It was found in bars, but I remember you saying ” I frequented bars, but for business purpose”. The fix was beer, washing your hair with beer;-)
            But I am sure your “disappointingly” curly hair had its advantages when girls said: “etei arab/gbtsi zmesil segru zellewo wedi”

          • Haile S.

            Selam iSem,

            The beer thing reminded me of one of my interesting life anecdotes. I and a dear friend of mine (my age), we had an elder neighbor lady who was working for EPLF and used to distribute their pamphlets. She use to regularly nug us, bulling us when were we going to join Ghedli. We were not the only youngsters, there were many many others around. But we brushed off her bulling because we admired her, she was tough and daring lady. One day she wanted to make her hair Afro, thus poured beer on her head. Unfortunately the beer sipped into her eyes and we saw her running in the neighborhood looking for ice. It was our laughing moment, though we tried to get her some from the neighbors who has fridge. We never stopped saying ፐረድ ፐረድ ፐረረረድ and laughing about it thereafter and bringing the subject at every event. Some time after that she ended up falling in love with an Ethiopian army major and got married shortly, which made us chuckle till our molars were exposed (ኩርምትና ክሳብ ዝርአ ንስሕቕ ኔርና), saying here you go our Tegadalit.

          • Saleh Johar

            iSem,
            And you think I didn’t try it! It didn’t work. It made my hear stinky and looked like a dry washing ‘Leeef’

          • Brhan

            Hello iSem,
            ‘ቶም ኣፍሮታት እንታይ ገርናየን….ዝበዛሕና ነርና….you made me laugh!

          • iSem

            Hi Brhan:
            It is like gold vs iron, iron is more useful for our daily life but gold cus it is abundant and less reactive with O2, it is popular, bad analogy but you get the point. Also I remember the “sexam wedi with fekak sni” gaps between front teeth, here you want braces:-)
            Haile, and stories about the front teeth?

          • Hashela

            Selam Haile

            You are right. While he struggles to hide it, Saleh harbors a significant amount of admiration for the king (not for the deed of the king). Saleh wrote a book about the kind and decorates the website with the king’s images. He is jealous at PMAA because the latter is about to be crowned. ሳልሕ፣ ጸገምካ ፈሊጥናዮ ኣለና።

          • Saleh Johar

            Hashela,
            I don’t think you know my proible. If you did, one should help a brother. But first let’s get rid of the cult king, then even a toy crown will do. AS for the 7th one, true, but my admiration was like the song: Haddar baarista klltte qne ezia kwa baAley tekhenakhine 🙂

          • sara

            selam hashela,
            if you were living in our neighborhood those puppies were not the only concern we had… there were other too…but thanks to xxxxx
            they are gone .

          • Hashela

            Selam Sara

            I suspect I know who you mean. Mama fox is strange, she was hatching also crocodiles, the one that Beshir was trying to give us in the early nineties as an Independence gift.

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Hello Berhe,
            Some much energy is wasted talking about Agazian. I think it is natural thing. When you have countries with ethnic or language group in two countries. It is only natural to talk about common language or ethnicity.
            I am sure a Swiss person from German speaking part of switzerland or an Austrian would say or claim Goethe or Kant.
            In the Ethnic Federalism of Ethiopia where ethnic identity is a major marker I am sure certain ethnic groups claim someone from their ethnic… likely we don’t have an too much ethnic based regionalism in Eritrea…
            Who cares if someone wants to claim all Tigrinya speaking Eritrean as Tigraway. What would you do if some Afar person in Ethiopia or Djoubti wants to claim an Afar person in Eritrea.
            How would you feel if some Beni-Amer person in Sudan wants to claim Ibrahim Sultan as Beni-Amer person? That doesn’t mean Ibrahim Sultan is Sudanese or less Eritrean.
            What about if a Sudanese person wants to claim Idris Awate because he was in Sudanese police?
            I don’t know much about Agazian movement. But if I were to say anything about its origin or reason for existence. It has to do with a weakened and poor Eritrea. The real image of Eritrea is one of largest refugee producers in world. Indefinite national service. Closed university. A poor and isolated country.
            By going to this Agazian movement, I think some Eritrean are trying to escape this image. With IA and Gedhli in power, it is hopeless situation.

            There is inverse relation between Eritrean Identity and Agazian Identity. The more people are proud to be Eritrean the less Agazian. The more Agazian the less Eritrean. What I find strange or unusual it is happening within the Tigrinya speaking population.
            We have one million Eritrean refugees in Sudan and 100K in Tigray. I wonder if the Beni-Amer in Sudan were in charge of Khartoum- would Eritrean Beni-Amer would start talking about Beni-Amer nation.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi EH,

            Not worth to dwell on it. If it was just than, I don’t think there nothing wrong with it.

            I believe TPLF was sponsoring the different groups in the hope that, it would unite north Tigrinya (Eritrean highland) and south (Tigray) / as a majority, and create an agazian nation.

            Their reason is, we were one people but divided by Menlik and given North of Mereb to Italy.

            Berhe

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            The Agazian dream was to unite the two Tigrinya speaking people and ascend on Mount Entoto to rule both countries.
            Yours truly, was the አዝማች in the fight against Agazian kids at Awatenation!! I deserve two Purple Heart from both countries.
            Funny thing is ኢሱዬ visited the እንጦጦ ፓርክ while the Agazian dream sponsors are in the foxholes.
            እዋይ ጊዜ!

          • Haile S.

            እንደምን ኣደሩ ጀታው

            ሰሙ ወይ

            ንጉሠ-ሰባዕቱ
            መሪው ያገሪቱ
            በንግግሩ የትናንቱ
            ሳይጭሩ ሳይመልጡ
            የጻድቃን እርቃን ሲያወጡ
            የብጹኣን ገድለ-ታሪክ ሲያጋልጡ
            ተሸፍኖ የነበረ በመንዲል መስቀለ-ታቦቱ
            የቅዱስ ደቀ-መዛሙርተ ኣቡነ ሓዋርያ ዘውእቱ
            የሕወሓቱ!

          • Abi

            ሊቀመኳስ
            ፀሐዩ ንጉሳችን በማለዳ ተከስቶ
            ህዝቡን ሊታደግ ጠዋት ማታ ተግቶ
            ወያኔን ደመሰሰው ከገባበት ገብቶ
            አሽመድምዶ ጣለው አንኩቶ አንኩቶ
            እርቃኑን አስቀረው በአፍጢሙ ደፍቶ
            የኢሱን ውለታ ማን ሊረሳ ከቶ!
            የቁርጥ ቀን አጋር ድምፁን አጥፍቶ
            ሮኬቱን ቻለው በህመሙ ፀንቶ

            እንግዲህ ወዳጄ ሰላም እንተንፍስ
            አዲስ ፀሐይ ወጥቷል ፍቅር እንዲታደስ
            ትንቢተ ኢሳያስ ቀድሞ ተንብዮታል
            ጨዋታው አክትሞ game over ብሎታል!!
            ጨዋታው አክትሞ ፊሽካ ከተነፋ
            ወንዝ ላይሻገር ወያኔ ቢለፋ
            እጉርጏድ ተቀብሮ ቢሸት ቢከረፋ
            ማን ያዝንለታል የማን ሆድ ሊከፋ?
            ከማለት በስተቀር የማነው ከርፋፋ!

            Visionary ተብለው ሲሞካሹ ኖረው
            ፍፃሜያቸው ሆነ እጉድጏድ ተቀብረው
            ድብቆቹ አይጦች መሃላችን ያሉት
            ሲያታልሉ ኖረው እውሩን ሲክቡት
            መጨረሻው መጣ እርማቸውን ያውጡት::

          • Selam Abi,
            Are you aware of the fact that Keria Ibrahim has surrendered to the Ethiopian government from her hiding place? She said that the war was wrong. I think that she did the right thing as a woman.

          • Hashela

            Horizon

            Did she tell where the rest is hiding?

          • Selam Hashela,

            They didn’t say, except that they will come back with more information. Some others have surrendered with her as well, but they are not among the bosses.

          • Hashela

            Selam Horizon

            Ethiopia and the entire region are better served if they avoid scenes such as in Libya and Irak where Khedafi and Sadam Hussein where dragged on the street, a undignified spectacles not worthy for any nation and society.

          • Abi

            Hashela +Horizon
            Today some ወንበዴዎች surrendered to the Eritrean army.

            One ወንበዴ ከተባባሪዎቹ ጋር captured by the Sudanese army. He had millions of dollars and gold and two luxury vehicles with him.

          • Nitricc

            He had millions of dollars

            Hey Abiy, the report read five billion pounds.
            it must be dollars that converted to Sudanese money.

          • Abi

            General
            It must be Monopoly money:)
            Unbelievable!

          • Nitricc

            Abiy what we have seen so far is the war criminality of the thugs but Waite till the economical crimes to come out.

          • Selam Hashela,

            It seems that the government knows their hideout. The problem is that they have their families with them, children and women, and thousands from the northern command they have abducted. It is a mystery to me how they would sustain this situation and for how long. Worse still is for how long the government would restrain itself.
            The best solution would have been if they surrendered, and attacks are avoided. I believe that there is no reason to mistreat or humiliate them. They will face the court of law, and they will be in the hands of the justice system. Avoiding more bloodshed by surrendering, let’s hope, will be the final outcome.

          • Haile S.

            ጀታው፡

            Visionary ኣሉ?
            ቢያሸክሙትና ቢያድሉት ለሌለው የሌለው
            ካለሱ በስተቀር ሁላ ልበ-ዕውር ይመስለው

          • Abi

            ሊቀመኳስ
            በእውር አይናቸው በእውር ልባቸው
            እውሩን ሲክቡ አለማፈራቸው
            Visionary አሉት ልባቸው ተደፍኖ አይናቸው ታውሮ
            አልታይ ብሏቸው የደሃው እንባ የደሃው እሮሮ
            ስንት ቢያተርፉ ነው ክብራቸውን ሸጠው
            ህዝቡን ያዋረዱት ራሳቸው ተዋርደው
            እብሪት ወጥሯቸው ልባቸው ተደፍኖ
            እንዋጋ አሉት አማራውን ፋኖ
            እብሪት ወጥሯቸው አይናቸው ታውሮ
            እንዋጋ አሉት ኦሮሞውን ቄሮ

            ከርሳቸው ሲሞላ ፍርፋሪ ቃርመው
            ሆዳቸውን ነፍተው ተራራ አሳክለው
            ጉንጫቸው አባብጦ ጡት መያዣ ሲሻ
            መደበቂያ ያሉት መጠጊያ መሸሻ
            ሊደበቁ ቃጡ ከአዋተ ዋሻ
            ራሥ አቢ አስቀመጠው ከጋለ መጥበሻ
            ቂጡን መላለጠው ያን ልክስክስ ውሻ
            ድራሹን አጠፋው አሳጣው መድረሻ!

            ኧረ አታስለፍልፈኝ

          • Haile S.

            ጀታው

            ምን በደልኩ? በሳቅ ብዛት ያለማቋረጥ ብስል፡ በ- COVID ጥርጥሬ ኣምቡላንስ ሊጠሩብኝ ነበር 😁!

          • Abi

            ሊቀመኳስ
            ምን የሚያስቅ ነገር ቀባጠርኩ? አንዳንዴ የምናገረውን አላውቀውም:)

          • Haile S.

            ጀታው፡

            ኣይዞህ ምንም ኣልሰማሁም የተቀባጠረ
            ቂጥ ያይቶኝ ነው እንጂ የቀላው እና ያረረ

          • Hashela

            Abi

            predictably and reliably you deliver. I assume you sleep with your jacket that has all the honor medals you received for your misdeed

          • Abi

            Hashela
            Not only that I sleep with all my medals, I have the original Ethiopian map ( that includes Eritrea) in my family room.

          • Hashela

            Abi

            I need to talk with the First Lady! She needs to bring you to the present. Living in memory, not good!!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            She ordered it. It is made of brown goatskin.
            Some years back a guest tried to lecture her about the new and old map. He did not stay long in the house. She politely showed him the door. He never returned.

          • Hashela

            Abi

            people rarely revisit a museum!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            Some build a museum.

          • Hashela

            Abi

            some visitors forget to leave the museum, and become a living museum artifact.

          • Abi

            Hashela
            Some are endowed with an extraordinary gift for foresight.

          • Hashela

            Abi

            I am listening to PMAA speech. I feel good for our future as neighbors. God protect the 7th king.

          • Abi

            Hashela
            The future is brighter.

        • Selam Abi,

          Even now when tplf is as good as dead, and when you see them still supporting and fighting for tplf, you have this question coming to your mind, what exactly do they expect to happen? Do they believe in miracles? Could they be so blind that they couldn’t see that the ethiopian people, tigrayans included, hate tplf as they never hated anybody else in the past? That tplf committed suicide the day it murdered members of the federal army in their sleep, that it easier for tplf supporters to move to dedebit with their masters, than expecting to see them at arat killo palace again. The good days when they dined and wined and were roaming the nightclubs of addis are gone forever. Could they be so paranoid, short-sighted and so much obsessed with tplf and its leaders? There must be something unusual, something we don’t know.
          When she attacked the Ethiopian PM right from the first day he came to office, with her insignificant accusations such as plagiarism, and when she did everything in her power to accuse him for everything under the sun, as some are still doing, at first i thought that she knew him better than we did, until i understood that she was on a mission for tplf. She gave you the impression that she was a tplf insider. Personally, i came to know about Abiy after he came to office.
          These fanatic cult worshipers are still fighting for tplf even as it is dying in front of their eyes. It is as if they have vowed to remain faithful forever, whether tplf, their master, was right or wrong, and in life and in death.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Abiy And Horizon; will you guys do me favor and listen to this Kenyan politician. He feels exactly how i feel. I could have linked it but you know. so i give this information and google it. he won’t disappoint you. He said the whole Horn Africa got liberated. you must!
            ” perspective by a Kenyan politician, H.E. Farah Maalim, on Post-TPLF era and the prospect in the Horn of Africa region”

          • Selam Nitricc,

            Contrary to what has been said by many on this website during the last three weeks, that the war is an ethnic war between amhara and tigray, he is telling the truth that it is a war by tplf against the whole HoA. This shows that, as the Ethiopian PM said, the world knows the truth that tplf is the problem child of the region, but with the looted Ethiopian money, it has bought many friends, within and outside the country, who do not want to see the reality or are ready to present a fake image of this criminal organization to the world. There is not a single government in the whole region that doesn’t want the demise of tplf.
            (Sorry, i don’t have a tweeter account, to be able to listen to the video).

          • Hashela

            Hi Horizon

            It is a Must Listen. It is in youtube (24 minutes). Prime Media (Prime Logue) by Dr. Mengistu Assefa. The title is “Can the Tigray Conflict ever morph itself into regional crisis?”

          • Selam Hashela,

            There are many interesting points he presented. Below are some of them.

            Tplf simply saw itself as another country (sort of confederation), as an other power center (with a big army instead of a police force), corrupted with power and it had too much power to become extremely corrupted, and the federal government couldn’t do anything else but to confront it.

            It is dishonesty on the part of those who are asking for negotiation when a state attacks the federal army. This is an internal matter, that of a state ignoring the center as it happened in the american civil war and in biafra. The government cannot allow a situation that could lead to the disintegration of the country.

            The conflict is not going to expand to the neighboring countries. Tplf when it ruled ethiopia was acting as a mercenary used by foreign powers like the USA, when it invaded somalia. For the first time peace is going to come to the region after tplf is gone, and economic integration is a possibility.

            What the ethiopian government is doing to tplf is a good lesson to the countries of the region that may harbor forces that aspire for secession. Tplf deserves what it got.

            Tplf held the foreign policy of the regional governments hostage. Kenya was forced to accuse Eritrea to the UN falsely that it was supporting al shabab, which was not true. Tplf was a mafia group. Mz was ruling the whole region. IGAD was under the control of mz and Eritrea couldn’t have access to the organization.

            Tplf implemented the animal farm policy in its ethnic federalism, that all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

            They perfected their lobbying in the west, and they could get away with whatever they did in Ethiopia and the whole region. Got over $3B from the West every year, and nobody checked how the money was spent. With tplf gone the region has big opportunities in the future.

            There is the possibility that tplf could have been working with al shabab. Al shabab had been getting arms from tplf.

            It shows that tplf is an evil organization. The world seems to know it. Hence, western governments didn’t condemn Abiy. The whole region wants to get rid of the criminal tplf.

          • Hashela

            Horizon

            Thank for the great summary. My take is similar to yours. The Al shabab is interesting and the blackmailings of the neighboring countries. PMAA mentioned it in his yesterday speech.
            Yearly $3B ! Well, see how beautiful Mekelle has become!!

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Hashela,

            Thank you for sharing, I just finished listening. He is Isayas Afeworki Reincarnated. This is what was occupying IA for the past 20 years.

            You know people try to confuse us when we argued, the Ethiopian federation is, weird, unlike any federation that works around the world. But they were quick to label “federation vs Ahadawyan”, where Abiy PP is still a federal state.

            I personally believe most if not all of what he is said is true. I really like the idea that, this is a lesson to other regions, that separation and breakup and fragmentation will be dead with it.

            I also listened to PM Abiy in the parliament as well. It’s mind bogging if what is said is true and I don’t know what they were thinking. Off course you will never get straight answer but if they concluded that they want to go their own way (why didn’t they invoke article 39).

            I hope this guy vision come to true.

            Berhe

          • Saleh Johar

            Berhe Y,
            Eritrea’s problems started with Antonio Bandini and ended with a confrontation with the EU. Today the 7th King said, he is not interested in EU’s coins. Ebbuy Lemmani do kbl! I hate to say welcome to the club to Ethiopians. Their colonel is a good student of the PFDJ governance academy. I wish he was a bad one.

          • Berhe Y

            Selam Saleh,

            I think his briefing to the parliament sound convincing. At least, the fact that, he is open to the public and that he decided to be asked (what ever the arrangements might be), he deserves a lot of credit in my opinion.

            So what I am saying is, this is far, far away from PFDJ governance and it is path to the right direction I think.

            Berhe

          • Saleh Johar

            Berhe Y.
            I can only say, shfa yegberelka 🙂

          • Brhan

            Merhaba Saleh,
            So what is the 7th King going to say to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who called today “for a complete end to the fighting and constructive dialogue to resolve the crisis”. The 7th king can be more Ebbuy than PF(DJ) boss. ራዛ ናይ ኣቡኡ ሓዛ won’t suffice but the Arabic proverb does
            علمناكم الشحاتة وسبقتونا على الأبواب –
            We taught you the technique of begging but you were ahead of us at the doors!

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Hello Hashela,
            The guy Mr. Farah has an interesting take on the TPLF. I guess he is familiar or has experience dealing with Ethiopian government at regional level. I was surprised for him to say that Ethiopia is getting about 3 Billion dollars from the West. I don’t know if that is true.
            I can understand how he was saying that regional countries don’t want a vibrant and strong Somalia.
            I hope his vision of Horn of Africa block comes True. The region needs a strong economic union… Economic union generally lead to stable political structures…

          • Hashela

            አታ ሐውና፣ እዛ ሽምካስ ጸገም ኾይናትኒ

            We have a warrior’s mentality and culture. I wouldn’t blame Ghedli; we made them and allowed them to be what they are.
            To channelize the warrior’s energy, an annual war enactment festival for the entire regional would be helpful. Maybe next year in Nakfa, thereafter in Adwa, then in the Omo valley between Ethiopia and Kenia. A larger version of “ዙሮ’ሞ ከባቢኻ ጠምት ትዓዘቦ”. I imagine China’s firework industry would happy sponsor this annual spectacle.

          • EritreanHillBilly

            Hashela,
            Well.. you can blame the mentality that comes along the Gedhli. You need to revere education and learning if you want to participate in 21th century.
            One of my favorite author Toffler said
            “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”

            You know the Japanese have a strong warrior culture. I can’t name one country that generated more martial art technique than Japan. From Aikido to Karate to Jujitsu…. however they channel their energy to make the best cars win Nobel Prize and not bad cuisine…
            Don’t blame warrior culture. Warrior culture without reverence for education and learning… that is endless war mixed with ignorance.

            It is difference between the largest exporter of cars vs largest exporter of refugees…
            Both require a warrior culture… but look at the result…

          • Hashela

            EHB

            While I agree with most of what you said, you seem to have overlooked my channelization proposal. It is the Karaoke version of East Africa.

          • Hashela

            Selam Horizon

            Remember, long after the “Islamic Caliphate” in Irak/Syria was destroyed and clinically dead, its fanatic sympathizers fought until their last breath.

  • Mez

    Hi Every one,

    It appears more and more that
    1) some TPLF officials left Ethiopia via South Sudan; and
    2) even Dr. Debretsion (of TPLF) met Egypt’s (President) Al Sisi and escaped to Egypt; 2.1) with this the internal, power and resource sharing, struggle in Ethiopia is regionalized and entangled with the Nile Water Use.
    3) This is the first indication that a regional power (Egypt) is showing up and willing to act. 3.1) Now the next question will be: how far can Egypt help Dr. Debretsion (and the TPLF we know the last fifty years and today), and on the other end 3.2) how far can TPLF help Egypt in their respective interest?
    4) I would think, in both the short and long term, TPLF would benefit more from this development than Egypt–even though an insurgent warfare today is a completely different animal than 30 years ago. 4.1) doing so (from Egypt’s national interest perspective) may even backfire against it’s interest; because
    5) The real enemy of Egypt’s Nile Water total monopoly interest is the population growth in Ethiopia and other riparian countries; and 5.1) the negotiation on the GERD dam is almost complete (with 90% agreement rate), and running away from the negotiation table wouldn’t bring much for Egypt.

    Thanks

    • Hashela

      Dear Mez

      How certain is the info that ” Dr. Debretsion (of TPLF) met Egypt’s (President) Al Sisi and escaped to Egypt”. If true, this is stunning in several aspects, and Egypt made a great disservice to its short- and midterm interest. Knowing that the GERD Dam is a national pride and treasure of Ethiopia, TPLF will lose the little sympathy (if any) it had in Ethiopia and Black Africa.

      • Mez

        Hi Hashela, such things are very hard to confirm unless you are part of that specific process; but a long time friend of mine (in Juba) shared me this a couple of hours back. He was shocked, as I was.

        Thanks

      • Haile S.

        Selam Hashela, Nitricc and Mez,

        Di you remember what Seyoum Mesfin (SM) said before the start of the armed conflict? What we hear now is the result of that. Who knows if SM is already in Egypt since that time. The 2X 72hrs gives ample time to these guys to execute plans that they might had in mind if they haven’t left already weeks ago.
        It is curious to note that Eritrean history of struggle implemented in Tigray. What the Americanembassy warning in early 60 said about the lessons that could be immediately learned from the Eritrean ‘insurgency’ was premonitory. We already know how scrupulously TPLF learned from EPLF till 1991 to arrive in Addis, now we are seeing a kind of Wel-Wel(s) “breathing the Egyptian air” and travelling to Juba (if true). Like Wel-Wel did somehow, it is conceivable to imagine these guys directing struggle from outside in their province and even in Eritrea as well (their cardinal interest). They had the time to plan, they had/have the refugees at hand (IA is not the only abducting force there! There are closer ones!). Remains the question on whether such a plan in 2020 will succeed to the level of determination they want or in a settled agreement that doesn’t reward all the gullible’s appetite.

    • Nitricc

      Hi Mez; I doubt the news. The last thing Egypt needs is a dead body. There is nothing left on TPLF that would help Egypt. I mean, for what? What i don’t get is how fast the Tigryans gave up. I just listened PMAA today and he said 75-85% of Ethiopia n weaponry were with NC. and in man power, adding all Ethiopian Commands won’t equal to the NC. The Tigryans got all the weapons, human resources and the best defensive and strategic terrains,yet 15 days it s all over. The question is how do Tigryans recover from this absolute knockdown?

      • Selam Nitricc,

        It seems that you have watched the two videos, in which PM Abiy gives a very interesting account of the past and recent actions and behavior of the evil tplf, and the present situation on the ground. I think that it is from the Ethiopian parliament.
        These people are really extremely evil. They were the curse of Ethiopia. It is good riddance for the country that its demise has come at last. Tplf could have destroyed Ethiopia and the whole region.
        It is interesting to watch the videos if possible.

        • Nitricc

          Hi Horizon; I watched from the begging to the end. It is truly historical moment. Listening to the questions and hearing PMAA’s explanation was extraordinary. PMAA gave Eritrea her preps and i predict the bright future of Ethiopia as well as Eritrea. I had fun listening about the Drones. TPLF thugs never factored the absolute power of Drones. PMAA said TPLF had zero military and war knowledge. Now we know how TPLF got to Addis. that is for sure.

          • Abi

            Hello General
            አታጭበርብር!!!
            You were AWOL from this forum for three weeks before the start of the war. I’m convinced without a shred of doubt that you were in Ethiopia operating the drones:)
            You did an outstanding job! Congratulations ሚሊሽያ ንትርክ!

            PMAA demolished half Tplf thugs the day he made peace with ኢሱዬ. The way PMAA showed his respect and gratitude for the people and government of Eritrea at these difficult times was heartwarming.

          • Nitricc

            Ras Abiy, If i was operating it, TPLF would have never fired a single rocket to Bahir-dar, Gonder or Asmara. I don’t kind of Drones Ethiopia have but it should have been very easy to spot the rockets. There are heat sensors and the heat from the rockets should have enough to locate the rockets. However; the Drone killed TPLF, that is for sure.
            The new Drones are amazingly powerful. I lough when i read people saying TPLF could go back in to Dedebit and start allover, hell no. there is no even a chance, thanks to Drones.

          • Abi

            General
            I think I got it wrong as usual. I thought you were at Bahir Dar operating the drones.
            PMAA said he was watching the thugs activities live from the command center. He refrained from attacking them because there were children and civilians.
            Forget Dedebit. Only a dedeb contemplates heading to Dedebit caves. The drones watch them 24/7. The operating techs will tell you what the thugs had for breakfast.

          • Nitricc

            Ras Abiy; Be yourself for a moment as a TIGRAYN; how do you feel? I am just trying to gauge their feelings. I have no sympathy so what ever but will like to know. What they have done to Eritrea is unforgivable. They killed Eritrea.

          • Abi

            General
            I love to see all the thugs behind bars with no light whatsoever for 23 hours a day.
            The rest of Tigray people should be protected wherever they live in Ethiopia.
            What is really important to mention is while the thugs doing everything to kill Ethiopia, Eritrea and the whole region, Isu was quietly busy saving everyone.
            የቐንየለይ ክቡር ፕሬዝዳንት ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ:: የቁርጥ ቀን ወዳጅ በክፉ ቀን ደርሰውልናል:: ምስጋናችን ወደር የለውም::

          • Haile S.

            ሰላም ጀታው፡

            ሳንዳሉ ቁምጣ-ሸሚዙ ይዘጋጅ የትግል ልብሱ
            ለግብዣ ሳይጠሩ ኣይቀሩም ዓዲ ሓሎ ለ’ራት ከኤሱ

            Order of the Seal of Solomon ይሰጠው ሰውየው
            ዓመታት የቆለፈን፡ ለወያነ ኣልምበረከክም እያለ እምቢየው

            ለኛም Purple Heart ይገባናል
            ደምና ደመ-ቢስ በደል ደርሶብናል

          • Abi

            ሊቀመኳስ
            እርሶም ያጠልቃሉ ሃምራዊውን ልብ
            እርሶን ማን ያቆማል ማነው የሚገድብ
            እኔም አጠልቃለሁ ሃምራዊውን ልብ
            ትንሽ ልረጋጋ እንደገዛ ቀልብ
            ኢሱ ጋር ልቀርብ አግጬ በእጀጠባብ

      • Mez

        Hi Nitric, 1) if I were an Egyptian decision maker I would definitely ditch the TPLF (to its size and level), but it is hard to rule out that. Remember, decision makers are (almost always not rational). Regarding Tigray people,
        2) I think this is the moment of truth to control back their destiny and future. 2.1) as far as TPLF is concerned, it have to go to deep rethinking, and soul-searching. 2.2) rule of law, “equality in diversity” shall be the hottest topic (both internally and outward) to eventually salvage its future.

        Thanks

        • Nitricc

          Hi Mez; the people of Tigray has spoken. There is a good reason why the Ethiopian army traveled 700 km in three weeks. this TPLF thing over for good. It proved that the people of Tigray are not with the TPLF.

          • Selam Nitricc,

            Be sure, soon the people of Tigray will facilitate and even hand over to the federal defense forces the hated tplf leaders.
            I think that the Ethiopian parliament met today to declare tplf a terrorist organization, which means that they will have no rights to continue as a political party, or participate as individuals in the ethiopian political life.
            Their place is behind bars for the rest of their lives, or to leave the country one way or the other. The end of nazism is repeated by tplf.
            Remember, the people of Ethiopia used to leave their country because of tplf, and now tplf officials are in a hurry trying to run away from the country scared of the people.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Horizon; I don’t know how you can delete history but this people’s whole history needs to eradicated from the face of this planet. Forget about being a poetical party, everything about the should be erased. Who attacks its own army? I don’t think we heard it yet, the worst to comeout.

          • Hashela

            Nitricc

            “ Forget about being a poetical party ….”. How can they? Most of them can’t speak their own language properly. They were busy learning English and Amharic as looting languages.

          • Nitricc

            How can they

            Hey Hashela; you are thinking those people are with shared of decency, pride and dignity. They destroyed Eritrea and Eritrean, yet, they told you that you are their brother. They start the attack on the defenseless NC and started the war and they accuse PMAA for the war. For two and half years PMAA did everything to talk and reconcile what ever the issue was, they refused even for the religious fathers, then when the stick came down, they asked for talk and reconciliation. Now, my good friend Hashela; what is to stop them to say we are a new poetical party call themselves Gebre-GebreTsadkin. lol because i don;’t think Getachew will survive the no Vodka and no Khat days in the trench. I don’t way but i feel Deretsion will turn himself in. just a prediction.

  • Germay Berhane

    Selam Saleh Johar

    You look like you are more concerned about Eritrea, more than those who give their youth, knowledge,and blood and energy to thier country. But you have never come to defend this country except igniting war of words from closed room. You and many like crossed the border when all young people were joining the armed struggle. Definitely you had better knowledge of ELF than those who joined it.
    And even in the last forty years you have not done your obligation you seem to worry about it. If you feel the TOR SERAWIT are coming back, come do your obligation to defend it.
    Prime minister Abby had ordered his army to leave but the TPLF ordered the Tigray people to sleep under the TANKS. They obstructed the withdrawal of the army.
    No king will give his armed and non-armed opponent to exercise to their constitutional right to participate in their country affair.
    Eritrea is safe in the hands of its children, who served it to get its independence. And our independence will not be undermined as far as those brave people are alive.

    • Saleh Johar

      Hi Girmay,
      You know why I don’t take you PFDJ lots seriously? Because you are so misinformed you think you know everything. Worse, you are so lazy you don’t do your due diligence. What do you know about me except your crooked perception? With that you proved you were not in any meaningful discussion at least in the last 30 years if you ever ventured outside your wahio. Don’t you have, at least, to know basic info about someone before making statements that makes you look foolish! Now get lost. Do your homework before you comeback to this topic.

      • Germay Berhane

        Yes, you are right we are misinformed because we did not take your misinformation. I am only telling you give credit to those who deserve credit. You can not known more than the people working on the ground, building, protecting , defending their country. Eritrea is not for sale. But we can not accept sold minds.

        • Saleh Johar

          Germay,
          Please have some respect for your people—why is everyone who disagrees with your cult leader a “sold mind”? Why is it always about selling, starting from Haile Sellassie “Ertra atisheTm atileweTm”. The Derg repeated the same slogan, and as good student of jingoism, the cult is doing the same. Please remember to say “I” and not “We”–you represent no one

  • Berhe Y

    Hi Abi,

    If it’s true this is indeed a good news. Thanks for sharing.

    Berhe

    • Brhan

      Hello Berhe,

      I have heard the same news, two days ago. It is good news for those who were jalied without trial and their family members. It is now normal in Eritrea even not ask why you were prisoned in first place. But that is not my subject for this comment.

      As you have heard there is other bad news about “abducted refugees” by the regime from Tigray, Ethiopia.

      We hear two antagonstic news related to Eritrans. One good and the other bad. Do not you think it makes sense , to say, the regime have to empty the prisons, in order to jail the new ones, insteasd of establishing more prisons.

      The news of the abduction has reached to UNHCR and its director said he will raise the issue with PMAA. The news says:

      Speaking to reporters over an online news conference from the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, Filippo Grandi said he was very concerned about the fate of nearly 100,000 Eritrean refugees there amid reports that some have been abducted.
      If confirmed, such treatment of refugees in camps close to the Tigray border with Eritrea “would be major violations of international norms”, Grandi said

      Here is the link: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/29/icrc-hospitals-in-tigray-region-dangerously-low-on-supplies

      • Berhe Y

        Selam Brhan,

        As I was telling my friend iSem, I am not in anyway see rational thought in IA actions towards Eritrean people. We have to use all the news, good or bad with intentions to weaken and expose him.

        In this case, I think the actions taken by those raiding the issue and alerting the UN agency, AU and other is the right approach.

        When I said good news, is not to praise him or giving him he credits he does not deserve, but good news that they are out and they will tell their story to further expose him.

        I wish to hear Haile DuruE or Sherifo or Petros released or escaped.

        Why can’t we have a project “free Eritrean prisoners” as an example. They are guarded by other Eritreans who have no loyalty to IA. Is it impossible ?

        Berhe

        • Brhan

          Hello Berhe,
          It is possible and I believe Erisat and other social meida like Fanus had a series of programs about them and interviewed thier family members. Also, Ahemd Raj complied a PDF file with their bios. I think if you search in YouTube you will find ; Here are some links:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJflYRJPpAE&t=2432s
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TANIKeYy0O4&t=607s
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU2q4lAHNH0

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Brhan,

            I have listen to most of those and I read pretty much everything that is written about them. I was hoping against hope, by some miracle.

            What I am trying to say is, instead of us living to tell and retell their story (which is important) why not focus on stopping it.

            The system of IA is not perfect, it has lots of flows.
            How do we target those flows to our advantage to weaken the system.

            Berhe

          • Nitricc

            Hi Berhe; the system was built to fight TPLF and TPLF is dead, sit and watch. You will hear many good news. Regarding weakening the system, well you all tried for the last 20 years and nothing to show. All Eritrea’s problems are buried with TPLF thugs.

  • Abi

    Hello Residents and Visitors
    Breaking News coming from Asmara:
    There are prisoners released from jails. Please call friends and family and confirm this good news.

    • Hashela

      Abi

      This would be the greatest news, if it can be substantiated.
      Willing to share the source?
      Jails or prisons? In countries with a functioning legal system, it makes a difference. In our case, not so much.

      • Abi

        Hashela and Berhe
        First Lady received a call this afternoon from a friend. As you know she doesn’t have many relatives in Eritrea to confirm the news. This is the reason I brought the news for you guys to call friends and family.
        The person who called First Lady said her relative was released from jail. I have no reason to question her. I just believed her since the lady is in the opposition.
        Let us all pray it is true. Looks like Isu is in a good mood since he was appreciated by the world leaders for his non involvement in Ethiopian affairs. At least he didn’t return the Tplf provocations in kind.

        • Hashela

          Thank you Abi,

          Now, the following skillfully masked comment makes sense. It was posted about 21 hours ago and the commenter (Brhan) twisted the News because it does not fit to his overall narrative.

          “The irony is Eritrea’s prisons are crawded with prisoners of conciseness. Is the dictator building more prisons or is he going to empty them from the current ones who were jailed without any trial in order for to jail the refugees?”

          • Brhan

            Hello Hashela,
            ኣነስ ዜናታት እናመርመርካ ምስ ካልእ እናነጻጸርካ ሓደ ክልተ ትብል ይመስለኒ ነይሩ። እቲ ጽቡቕ ዜና ሰሚዕዩ። ዝገርመካ እቲ ሕማቕ ዜና ‘ወን ምስቲ ጽቡቕ ዜና ሰሚ ዕዩ። እቶም ተጨውዮም ዝበሃሉ ኣሓዋትናን ኣሓትናን መንግስቲ ደሃይ እንተዘይሂቡሉ እንታይ ኢልካ ትሓስብ። ኣነ ግምተይ እየ ዝሃብኩ። ክጋገ እውን ይኽእል እየ።ማለት እቶም ተጨውዮም ዝተበሃሉ ገገዞም ክኸዱ መንግስቲ መቖነን ሂቡ ኣፋኒውዎም ይኽ እል ይኸወን ። ከምኡ እንተ ገይሩ ጽቡቕ ዜና!
            እቲ ሕማቕ ዜና እንተዘይስመዓካዩ እንሆ ኣብ ዓዋተ ሊንክ ጠቂዕ ኣለኹ።
            ሰሚ ዕካ እንተጽቀጥካ ግን ከማኻ ንመንግስቲ ኤርትራ ዝምልከት ዜና ባህ ኣይብሎን (bad news about the regime most likely doesnot fit his overall narrtive) ኣይብለካን።

          • Hashela

            Selam Brhan

            I believe you know my stance to the IA regime’s policy.
            One does not have to be a fanatic fan of TPLF in order to be identified as an opposition to the regime.

          • Brhan

            Selam Hassela,
            Eritreans have taken stances against IA since the 70s of last century , way before , the birth of TPLF. It has been accumlated since then and it continued in the 90s. The TPLF ingriendent was associated when IA ended his honeymoon with them. See it in this spectrum.
            I do not know if you know that the IA regime, uses the TPLF card as a taboo to tarnish its opponents.

          • Hashela

            Selam Brhan

            Yes, IA is a master in skillfully exploiting the opposition’ s material and conceptional dependence to TPLF which has no interest in the success of the opposition.

          • Abi

            Hashela
            Brhan እኮ ጨለማ ብቻ ነው የሚታየው;)

          • Brhan

            Abi
            If Tigrinya is difficult , I assume , there a translator in your proximity, to translate for you. Understand first what I wrote to Hashela.

          • Abi

            Brhan
            Let me tell you for the last time. I know zero Tigrinya except some words to say hello and thank you.
            የቐንየለይ

          • Brhan

            Abi,
            Then refrain from commenting without knowing what have been said!
            ገንዘብካ!

          • Abi

            Brhan
            I have known you for a while now. I have tried and miserably failed to show you the bright side of things during our numerous exchanges. Unfortunately, You insisted to stay in the dark.
            I gave up already. I will try again in 2021.

          • Brhan

            Abi,
            Do not take it personal. Here at awate.com , we exchange ideas. Mutual respect is needed. Avoid character assassination. If you do that I will volunteer to teach you Tigrinya, for free.

    • Peace!

      Hi Abish,

      Debretsion in Juba, is it true?

      https://www.sudanspost.com/breaking-ethiopia-expels-south-sudan-diplomats/

      Peace!

      • Abi

        Peace
        ሰላም ነው?
        If the chief thug is in Juba consider it he is in ከርቸሌ:: እንደ ልኳንዳ ስጋ በማጅራቱ አንጠልጥለው ነው የሚያመጡት::
        ከመቀሌ ጁባ ትንሽ ይርቃል በተለይ በጦር ቀጠና ውስጥ ለማምለጥ::

        • Peace!

          Hi Abish,

          ምን ቀረ ብለህ ነው still celebrating 🥳

          https://youtu.be/mOW3hE3eGFw

          Peace!

          • Abi

            Peace
            ጥራት ያለውን ሰው በዘፈን ምርጫው ነው የማውቀው 🙂
            ዘፈንና ዘፋኝ ድሮ ቀረ:: የዘንድሮዎቹ ዘፋኝ ተብዬዎች በጆሯችን ቀለዱበት::
            ሰላምህ ይብዛ

        • Hashela

          Abi

          Do South Sudan and Ethiopia have extradition agreement?
          South Sudan seems to be a favorite destination of high level TPLF officials. Couple weeks ago, a military attaché ( a Tigrayan general) of the Ethiopian Embassy in Sudan escaped to South Sudan.

          Drain the Sudd swamp!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            Unless the thugs are hiding in the jungles S Sudan, the government doesn’t want to mess with Ethiopia.
            Of course, there are rogue ones in the government who want to cooperate with the thugs.
            It is like Djibouti’s government handed over the Tplf thugs couple weeks ago.

          • Hashela

            Abi

            I wonder whether Abyi will allow IA to visit his former Kamerads, if they decide for a geriatric care in Addis instead Debebit.

          • Abi

            Hashela
            I didn’t know there was a nursing home in ከርቸሌ?

  • Brhan
  • Peace!

    Hi All,

    The war might not be over, but the battle is obviously over.

    1 the road to 4killo is gone
    2 the road to Eritrea is gone
    3 the road to disintegrate Ethiopia is gone
    4 the road to internationalize the war is gone
    5 the world is now aware of TPLF’s capacity

    What is wining for TPLF?

    Peace!

  • Nitricc

    Hi All; this is my respect to Ethiopians and the amazing the Ethiopian defense force. I respect the Ethiopian defense forces. I love bravery and to die what your stand and the Ethiopian defense forces i have nothing but an absolute respect, i stand with with. This is huge for Ethiopia, i see bright, bright Ethiopia. How did the Ethiopia defense forces get it done under 20 days, you must subtract the two 72 hours ultimatum? because the Ethiopian had a just causes. How do you slaughter you own army on its sleep who protected you over 20 years? It shows the anger of the Ethiopian people and the army. I see better Ethiopia and fantastic Eritrea. I don’t how the Tigrayns could get up out of this shamefully fall but, I do believe this the best that could have happen to them. They were beyond them self and in to the space. Now the fox has been settled the chicken will be no problem, ONEG-Shane. I do believe Ethiopia is on while Eritrea is truly liberated. Fainally peace is uopn Ethiopia, Eritrea and the horn Africa.
    This for you, Ethiopians
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRvU1N807kk

  • Brhan

    Hello Deqi Ere,
    While we are actively engaging in the discussion about PP versus TPLF wrestling, we forgot the issue of our vulnerable brothers and sisters : Eritrean refugees in Tigray, Ethiopia.

    Today Human Right Concern Eritrea reported arround 6000 Eritrean refugees were abducted from Tigray by Eritrean forces who were permitted by Abiy forces to do their evil task

    https://hrc-eritrea.org/ethiopia-thousands-of-eritrean-refugees-abducted-from-tigray-camps-by-eritrean-armed-forces/

    The regimes is known for torturing Eritreans who were refugees at another country. Eritrean refugees deported from Malta are the witnesses.

    Please address the issue with your local politicians, UNHCR branch office and other Humanitarian organizations.

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      selam Brhan,

      The Eritreans (a) who were clapping for the war (b) who are drinking champagne when they are told victory (c) who were denying the participation of Eritrean army in the ethnic war of Ethiopia, were likely dreaming to see the abduction of Eritrean refugees who escaped from modern slavery of the Eritrean regime. They know this is coming. But if they don’t, they can’t be other than NNNN who are the lifeline of despotism.

      • Brhan

        Selam Prof. A. Hidrat,
        The irony is Eritrea’s prisons are crawded with prisoners of conciseness. Is the dictator building more prisons or is he going to empty them from the current ones who were jailed without any trial in order for to jail the refugees?

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Brhan,

          There are three possible options that we have learned from the behavior of the organization (EPLF/PFDJ) in the last 50 years:

          (a) build more prison cells to keep them “ከምተዘርዑ እንስሳ”

          (b) Disappear them in the mountains of Sahel by their well tactic “አጸገዓዮ” a word used for “kill him” without any due process.

          (c) send them to endless servitude a – condition known as modern slavery.

          (d) all the above tools either to kill their conscience or end their lives.

          Regards

    • Nitricc

      Please address the issue with your local politicians, UNHCR branch office and other Humanitarian organizations.

      Why? I know you are more worried about TPLF losing money in the name of Eritrean refugee than the well being of the refugee themselves. No need to worries about your loved thugs, they dead for good. What kind of loser will worry about citizens going back to their home? wow.

      • Brhan

        Hello Nitricc
        First follow awate.com protocol- salutation.
        Secondly , I am not here to teach you English. Look for the word”abducted” in a dictionary.

  • Nitricc

    Hi all, I am not sure if the Ethiopian forces captured Meqelle yet. It could be a political poly. For two reasons. by declaring the Meqelle capture, the federal government may found out harder than expected and prepared to destroy the city of Meqelle and second to displaced the pressure of the international community. So, keep the news under 50/50. my take is there more to come and Meqelle won’t fall that easy. so there more blood shade. on the same time, it is rumored that Aminal Eyasu has committed suicide don’t ask me ask this person

    Martin PIaut
    @martinpIaut
    Somebody please check on my friend Amanuel Eyassu. He has not answered his phone all day and I fear he may have harmed himself.

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear Nitriccay,

      That is it..see now you came back to me..

      KS,,

  • Selam All,

    A new era has begun. A beautiful friendship between Eritrea and Tigray will be celebrated at the border, which will be open for trade and travel. The new regional government of Tigray after the elections will work with the Eritrean government. The eebc decision is going to be implemented. There will be peace, and the majority of the Ethiopia armed forces will be transferred to other regions.
    Of course, the first priority is to rebuild Tigray, everything that has been destroyed by criminal tplf – roads, bridges, airports, etc, and Tigray will start its economic development as other regions are already doing so. The Tigrayan society will be free. There will be no spies to be afraid of, and no fear of the tplf junta anymore.
    Tigrayans showed that they wanted to get rid of the tplf junta. That is why they chose to stand with the federal army, despite everything said to the contrary by digital woyane. Ethiopia will be peaceful and the country will be on the road towards development. Her enemies have been defeated.
    Most probably, ethnic federalism (zenawism) will not have much of a future in Ethiopia after this. The change will not come overnight, nevertheless, this tplf legacy has no future in ethiopia. Some other form of federalism will be studied by experts and implemented. The future is bright, at last.
    Finally, tplf will not have the chance to change into a guerilla fighting force. Tigrayans will not follow the dinosaurs for a second time. Now, they know them for what they are. Tplf will be opposed by all means available by the new regional Tigrayan government. It wants peace and development for Tigray, and not war and instability. Foreign powers that would help tplf will not be available, except egypt, which will not be as effective as in the past, and tplf is surrounded on all sides with no exit to nowhere. The demise of tplf has at last come and it will end in the dustbin of history, as it deserved. It will be remembered only as a bad dream.
    Those who invested on tplf and lost, better protect themselves from depression. They should forget tplf and work for a better day for Tigray/Ethiopia and Eritrea. This way they will keep their sanity.

    • Hashela

      አሜን

      • Kokhob Selam

        Hi Horizon.

        Any proof or evidence pleas that city is captured? I don’t think so. .Even it so is war over?

        KS,,

    • Kim Hanna

      Selam Horizon,

      I am somewhat relieved that Ethiopia dodged another existential threat bullet. I hope it never faces such threats again.
      Today, I am somewhat relieved at the declaration of the end of the war. I am in mourning however, not for TPLF, but for the yet untold dead and the permanently damaged young men and women on BOTH sides of this war. (forget the treasure)
      Victors will start to write their history. I, as a remote witness of the last 30 years, will remember the good and the bad. Let TPLF pass in to history.

      As a member of Awate Forum I have learned a lot over the years. I never thought Nitricc would be a far better reader of the future and for the most part on target than Dr. Paul or Hayat Adem .
      I hope for peace and prosperity to the people of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

      Haile Selassie…….Derg…………TPLF…………Prosperity Party
      Long live Ethiopia.

      Mr. Kim Hanna

      • Brhan

        Hello Kim Hanna,

        Nitricc?..He had entertained that followers of one of the two major religions of Eritrea ( half of its poupulation) support TPLF.

      • Selam Kim Hanna,

        We are all relieved that the war was of short duration and the people and the city of mekelle were spared. I was worried that this city could be an ethiopian leningrad. It is a big relief that the war is more or less over, tigray is free and ethiopia was saved from a worse crisis. No one knew how it could have ended.
        As you see the known knowns refuse to accept the defeat of tplf, for whose sake they put on line their self-respect and their intellectual power they were proud of. It takes a big heart to accept defeat and start a new beginning for the sake of the people of tigray. They used their name to serve their ulterior motives, they uphold the heinous actions of tplf and they served a terrorist group. Instead of wearing their badge of shame for standing with this mafia group, and saying a word or two of constructive nature, they are unrepentant.
        It will be a different day in tigray. True self rule will come to the region. Those who wish an other round of guerilla warfare will not see their wish fulfilled. Tplf is dead and gone. Tigray is free; ethiopia is free. There will be peace in all the four corners of the country.
        I hope Ethiopians have drawn a big lesson from the fallacious ethnic federalism, they have learnt at last about the importance of peace, Identity politics is BS, and what matters most is economic development that will help Ethiopians to live a humane and a respectable life.
        When the rest of africa see ethnic politics as a plague to be avoided by all means, tplf forced Ethiopians to choose it, because it knew that it is a disease that will kill ethiopia. Therefore, ethnic politics should soon be the main subject of discussion, if ethiopia wants to avoid another similar situation.

      • sara

        selam Mr. Kim,
        Good morning from the neighborhood of ethiopia….
        the most sensible comment in few weeks from you/
        i wish peace to prevail in ethiopia after all what went
        recently.

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear All,

    It is too early to talk about the victory. We still will have to see what the futures brings and we should know those two parties has to know, Who was against justice relatively and will sure this long journey will end in the one fought for his dignity and that will also will end in nothing to say the truth. We should see the main cause and this is the effect and not the true picture of the story We have to be prefect to see the near future results time will tell..

    Eritreans should think of those dead in this criminal war while Ethiopians should also carefully remember the old history sufferings and live in now and come to the best live life..

    For today I am attaching the link of Alenamediatv..for what he is saying is not far from truth but it needs carefully watched..

    መርድእ’ዶ ዕልልታ? #Alenamediatv #History #News #Politics

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmoixAh3t3s&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=sOheSITQ77zjLD8f%3A6&ab_channel=AlenaMediaTV

    KS,,

    • Nitricc

      Hi KS, no, sorry TPLF is dead for good. bye bye. don’t fool yourself. what i am amzed is with the speed they were trashed.

      • Kokhob Selam

        Hi Nitricc,

        Is Mekele under Federal now.? any proof or evidence..it is the nature of struggle..It is not to enter Mekele to see this group is totally destroyed is impossible..Tgray didn’t experience in its entire history..we all know this..
        Digital weyane is totally destroyed by you guys in this site so no one will attache the nice program .,I was not able to attach the previous programs.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsWttquqy-g&feature=push-lbss&attr_tag=OJbuzz7DjMqQJB1Q%3A6&ab_channel=DigitalWeyane.

        “don’t fool yourself” No, I don’t ..I don’t even now/ today..See now you are all fooled by this development..Not me at all..because this war is useless to any it is lose/ lose war..

        But Nitraccay, tell me what is the story behind the PFDJ participation? Is that for justice? I am shame as an Eritrean to experience..

        • Nitricc

          tell me what is the story behind the PFDJ participation?

          He KS; There is a single soldier who participated in Tigray. The only reason the TPLF thugs wanted to implicate Eritrea in to the war so, the war can take internationally implication and Eritrea smartly ignored the TPLF provocation. now the truth is no Eritrean implication on this war. TPLF is dead.

        • Abi

          Kokobe
          ኮኮብዬ
          ሁለት ምርጫ ልስጥህ

          1-እስቲ ቡናው ይፍላ እጣኑም ይጫጫስ
          ፈንድሻው ይፈንዳ አንተም ይበልህ ደስ

          2- አደባባይ ወጥተህ ከምትዘባርቅ
          ወደ ጏዳ ገብተህ አልጋ ስር ተደበቅ

          የቱን ትመርጣለህ ምርጫህን ተናገር
          ስምህን አሳምረህ እኛን አታደናግር

    • Brhan

      ኮኾብ ሰላም
      ከመይ ዝሓወይ….ኣቦይ ሓጂ እንተረኸቡ ምስ መን እሞ ትቐርእ ያሲን ይብሉ ነበሩ ኣብ ጥቐኦም ንዝነበሩ ጫው ጫው በሃልቲ ቆለውዕ እናረኣዩ

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam Awatistas,

    Here is a debatable quote vis-a-vis the current political situation.

    “ኤርትራውያን ሓቢሮም እንተጸልኡስ ዝተፋቀሩ ይመስሎም” [ዮሴፍ ገ/ህይወት]

    Have your say as to the merits and demerits of the saying, and how far it shows our image in the mirror of the quoted words. Whether it is true or false it will help us to discover who we are.

    • Aron

      Hi Aman
      That is so true. I agree with yosef. Now that TPLF is overthrown at least as a regional government the question is who is next. What are Isu and Abiy planning for Eritrea. Aron

    • Hashela

      Selam Amanuel

      Thanks but no thanks for bringing a poisoned piece prepared by someone who degenerated our Ghedli and the core cause of Ghedli. As a former Tegadaly, you should know better. I am saddened to you losing your soul, the Eritrean soul!

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Hashela,

        I have never been a clapper to any leadership during our struggle and never been in my civic life. I do what a conscientious individuals do to evaluate situation on the policy and political discourse of the governing body. I am not a clapping agent, like yourself, who admire despots and their projects. A clapper could not see the danger where the despot could take us, even if the despot gave us all the indications. So Hashela, time is for everything. You can’t claim as an opposer to the regime while you are supporting the war policy of the regime. You can’t walk on a branched road at the same time. Understand that.

        At least learn one thing that people could have different opinions and positions on war/peace policies, where innocent citizen are dragged and forced to die without having a say on the evil project of their leaders. Have a good one.

        • Abi

          Selam Ato Amanuel
          You are on record clapping for the visionary leader who put his people in an unimaginable predicament.
          Glad to report that PMAA saved the day!!!!!

          • Hashela

            Abi

            Thank you, I couldn’t say it better.

        • Hashela

          Selam Amanuel

          You are confusing Ghedli (the struggle) with Ghedli leadership

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hashela,

            I did not confuse Ghedli and tegadalay. My response is strictly referring to your last sentence about the “soul of tegadaly” and to your personal euphoria that you are trying to exode in this forum. I did not share my view on the quote I brought up. Second it does not mean everything YG said is objectable. I wrote many articles on the issues you mentioned about him. There is no one who debate against his position than Saay and myself on full blown articles. You could check the archive of awate and Asmarino. As I can not judge you by one issue, I don’t judge him on one position he had. But unfortunately, a clapping fun can not judge on a merit of particular issue independent of others issue could have said. That is difference between me and you.

          • Hashela

            Selam Amanuel

            A break would be helpful to cope with the event that happened today in our region: a malignant tumor has been removed from our immediate neighborhood. For me, it is a reason for a cautious optimism. I don’t know what it does mean for you. But your hostile and unprovoked personal attack tells me, nothing good.

    • Peace!

      Hi Emma,

      It turned out the people of Tigray are much smarter than the dying TPLF and its worshipers. Thank God the world is not watching Ethnic cleansing or the disintegration of Ethiopia. እንኳዕ እቲ ሕማቕ ፋልካ ኣይሰዓረ::

      Peace!

      • Hashela

        Selam Peace

        Please correct “ፋልካ” to ክፋልካ

        • Peace!

          Hi Hashela,

          ፋል as ትምኒት : ትምኒትካ.

          • Hashela

            Selam Pease

            Yes, I know. I misread you, sorry. ፋልካ makes much more sense.

  • Selam All,

    It seems that Mekelle has fallen. The army is looking for tplf leaders, wherever they may be hiding in the city.

    • Abi

      Horizon
      የሰባተኛው ንጉሥ ጦር የትግራይን ህዝብ ከወያኔ የግፍ አገዛዝ ሊታደግ መቀሌን ተቆጣጥሯል::
      ከፀሐዩ ንጉሥ ጋር ወደፊት!!!
      ህዝቦች አሜን በሉ!

      • Hashela

        Abi

        It is an irony that the host of this website provides you with the best ingredients for your royal poetry.

        • Abi

          Hello Hashela
          All I have to add is during the crowning ceremony ትንቢተ ኢሣያስ ምዕራፍ 65 ለበአሉ ታዳሚዎች ይነበባል::
          ያነበብነውን በልቦናችን ያሳድርልን::

          • Hashela

            Abi

            I welcome the materialization of ምዕራፍ 65 of ትንቢተ ኢሣያስ.
            I am concerned about ምዕራፍ 66: the crowing of Abraha, the son of Isu, as the king of the northernmost territory☹️

          • Abi

            Hashela
            It is kind of ዘፍጥረት 3:19 …አፈር ነህና ወደ አፈር ትመለሳለህ”
            ይህ የቀድሞና ተመልሶ የሚመጣው ጠቅላይ ግዛት …

          • Saleh Johar

            Ras Abi,
            Here is Kuraan equivalent of you bible quote: إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ‎, ʾinna li-Allahi wa’ inna ileyhi Rajioun. Meaning, verily we belong to Allah, and verily to Him do we return…. I do not understand why some warriors think it’s their obligation to hasten the hum “return” or transformation into “compost” 🙂 That ግዛት thing is enticing to some people.

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Saleh
            A very wise way of looking at things.
            As you have noticed recently, some unwise warriors hastened their decomposing process.

            A lakefront ግዛት is always enticing specially if it is available for a discounted price.
            You have to agree with me that a sell by owner fixer upper property is a great buy 🙂

          • Hashela

            Abi

            This is a bribe

          • Hashela

            Abi

            With our common enemy disappearing faster than a projectile, I see a crack developing in the cement that held together our friendship. Unlike the TPLF special forces who stabbed you from the back, herewith I am declaring a digital war and announcing an eminent attack.

          • Abi

            Hashela
            I’m afraid the champagne I have been consuming all day is headed North, the last frontier:)

          • Hashela

            Abi

            A drunk enemy is a good enemy. Have more, I will pay the bill.

          • Abi

            Hashela
            A drunk enemy is always better than a flattering friend.

        • Saleh Johar

          Hi Hashela,
          Thanks for saying that, our motto is “To Serve”! I wish we could provide a stage for a colorful daily medieval Shellela and Gura, where all could come with their swords and shields 🙂

          Hashela, you touched an important point, and it is the most scary: If Ethiopians go back to referencing chapters from holy books, history would be turned back the fifties. Please stop reminding the warriors of bible chapters, it will only inspire them to increase the speed of spreading mutual hate messages and agitate for more blood. Have mercy, it is the favorite Abyssinian pass time.

          • Hashela

            Uncle Saleh

            You are most welcome.

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Saleh
            You are not being fair here. You provided yourself with a platform for stand-up comedy while depriving us from medieval ሽለላ, ቀረርቶ, ፉከራ…

          • Saleh Johar

            C’mon Ras Abi,
            You have been doing that since you arrived here to the extent that you trainned a few:-) If that is not enough for you, tell me how I can help … maybe you want us to display the Minelik or Haile Sellassie flag with a crown and a cross? Just ask and we will do our best to accomodate your request.

          • Abi

            Ato Saleh
            You have always been a gracious host. Thanks.
            ረጅም እድሜ ከሙሉ ጤና ጋር እመኛለሁ::

          • Hashela

            Abi
            I would deprive you any stage that allows to perform the kind of ፉከራ

            https://twitter.com/Brukey3/status/1331065668695945217

          • Abi

            Hashela
            “እባብ ልቡን አይቶ እግር ነሳው”
            You are practically depriving me from air.

          • Hashela

            Abi

            Ok, are you ready?

          • Abi

            Hashela
            Now that the war is decisively finished, ጀግናው የአማራ ሠራዊት ከትግራይ ክልል ወጥቶ ወደ ወልቃይትና ራያ መመለስ ይኖርበታል::

            “ቆስቁሰው ቆስቁሰው የተኛውን በሬ
            እሳት የሚተፋ አደረጉት አውሬ”

            “እኔ ‘ወደዋለሁ ጎንደደሬነቴን
            ደግነት ጀግንነት ያስተማረኝን”
            ( በዛወርቅ አስፋው)

          • Abi

            Hashela
            You are worried about your perfect score while depriving me of air. I was gasping for breath when I down voted your comment.
            አየር አጥሮኝ ስንፈራፈር ነው down vote ያደረግሁህ:)
            I feel better now.

          • Hashela

            Abi
            Since I threw you a mask with an oxygen bottle, please go back and restore the damage you caused with your childish act!

      • Selam Abi,

        To tell you the truth, i find it difficult to believe what exactly happened. I was afraid that it could take days and there could be bloodshed. The federal government, officers and fighters of the EDFs are simply great, and Ethiopia proved to the world that it has a strong fighting force.
        While tplf spent three decades and more to prepare its fighters, more than 250K of them, it took the federal government only three weeks to defeat the whole tplf army. It is unbelievable.
        Can you imagine tplf leaders hiding in basements, churches and underground, until they are collected one by one. They deserve what they got. This mafia group, traitors and terrorists, have committed so many horrendous crimes, that they should face an Ethiopian Nuremberg trial. Life imprisonment, and confiscation of the stolen wealth are the punishments that are awaiting them.
        What a shame and disappointment for Eritrean tplf supporters who invested in the rogue organization.

        • Abi

          Horizon
          “አባይ ሞልቶ ጣና ሞልቶ እሳት ይዞረዋል
          ይጠፋታል እንጂ መች ይሻገረዋል”

      • Haile S.

        ኣባ ትልቁ

        ለእስዎ እና ለመላ ያገር ሕዝብዎ

        https://youtu.be/EtvBNhK48Io

        • Abi

          ሊቀመኳስ
          ጊዜ የማይሽረው ዘፈን!
          የቐንየለይ::

      • Aron

        Abi,
        I guess gloating is in order for you guys. Keep in mind you are next though. Aron

        • Abi

          Aron the proud Agazi
          There is no gloating here. No Sir.
          Glad to see your bloating subsiding.
          በትእቢት ተወጥሮ ሲያገሳብን የኖረው ወያኔ ፈስ በፈስ ሆነልህ::
          በላይም በታችም ተነፈሰ…

    • Fanti Ghana

      Selam Horizon,

      A few days ago, I said that they will not get anywhere near Mekele and I absolutely meant it. Reports of the prior two+ weeks did not indicate otherwise. I did not think for a second they would get this far but they have.

      Regardless of what will happen in the next few days and the long term fate of Tigray, decency demands that I tell you I was mistaken.

      • Abi

        Fantastic
        A few days ago you were blind, deaf and half dead. Today is a new beginning. You have regained your sanity ( Sainthood ).
        Congratulations!

        • Fanti Ghana

          Selamat Abisha,

          I know you are a walking museum so remember the following:

          1. Abiy: the war is over, congratulations!
          2. Sahlework: congratulations all Ethiopians!
          3. Gedu: congratulations our Amhara heroes, we can now walk our heads held up!

          All these congratulations flowed immediately following the unsubstantiated news of capturing Mekele.

          They also claimed to have freed 7000 personnel from the so called Northern Command as if we were not told to have been killed in their sleep a few weeks ago- as the cause for the war.

          Now, ask yourself, what was the real reason for this war?

          PS:
          By the way, TPLF says that the war has just began. Brace yourself!

          • Abi

            Fantastic
            You conveniently forgot a very important person in your list of ከሰማይ የከበዱ ሰዎች::
            4. ኢሱይዬ: እሬሣ ላይ አንተኩስም!

            TPLF who?
            ኧረ ፋንትሽ ሙት ወቃሽ አታድርገኝ:: ጉድና ጅራት ከሗላም አይዶል? በሚቀጥሉት ቀና የጉግማንጉጉን ጉድ ስለምንሰማው በእርጋታ ጠብቅ::
            መረጋጋት የግድ ይላል!

          • iSem

            Hi Fanti Ghana:
            If the TPLF had the power they would have showed it by now, but I believe the war may not end with the defeat of TPLF by Abiy and IA, Ethiopia is back to 1970 were people, first Eri and then Tigray were rebelling against Ethiopia the occupier with t the help of outside forces, with a force only second to Egypt and now Ethiopia going back to its roots with the help of outside force (Eritrea) as one friend who is reading this called it it (Ethiopia) like to spill blood like some one with Quelle

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Fantish,

            No doubt the people of Tigray will restore their rights and their dignity, being reminded by the monument of their heroes standing at the center of your capital. Those are good reminders to the young generation of Tigray people – a historical symbols of your heroism.

            Regards

          • Kokhob Selam

            Selam Amuni,

            The city is still not captured..Not yet ,

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T05n8jz14Rg&ab_channel=TigraiOnline

            That doesn’t mean they will not capture. As they captured Adwa,they may do it at any time.. But they will never administrate it. we will see what will be the end..

            KS,,

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            እንደተጠበቀው you are reading the current situation upside down.
            His Excellency Colonel, Dr Abiy Ahmed, የኢትዮጵያ ንጉሥ is not interested in administering Tigray. He expects Tigray to effectively administer itself. ንጉሠ ነገሥቱ ጦራቸውን ያዘመቱት የሚወዱትንና የሚወዳቸውን የትግራይ ህዝብ ከወያኔ አስከፊ ጭቆና ነፃ ለማውጣት ነው::
            እንኳን ደስስስስ አለህ ኮኮብዬ

          • Brhan

            KS,
            A coin has to faces. But some love to see the side with the face of a king only.
            A lot of news are coming and ገለባቢጥካ ምርኣይ ዕዮ ናይ ለባማት ጥራይ ኢዮ ከምዚ ከማኻ

          • Abi

            Brhan
            It is the same when one chooses to stay in the dark instead of seeing the sunshine.
            I’m worried about your vision.

          • Brhan

            Abi
            ገለባቢጥካ ምርኣይ ዕዮ ናይ ለባማት ጥራይ ኢዮ

          • Brhan

            Hello Fanti,
            1. The problem is because as you said the news ( also the news that have come from both sides for the past three weeks) have not been verified by local or international independent media.

            2.Some listen only to one side of the story because they are emotional.
            Others the listen to both sides of the story and they become rational.
            To be emotional is not good. And I feel sad for the people with high emotion because when they hear the fact , they break.

            3. But bigger than this, the sequences of what happened yesterday and today. re could be a deal between the two sides.
            Yesterday meeting of the AU envoy with Abiy who said he will talk to “legal rep of the region” and Getachew Reda saying they have picked their rep to talk to the envoy….it is fishy…there could be a deal between the two… and the poor people of Ethiopia and Eritrea won’t care about the logic of the deal, they will care , that the war stopped one way or another way , before, more are dead, injured and exiled. Only a few will talk as they talked about the causes of the Badme war.

            Nota Bella: And deals are not new to Ethiopia and the deal of London, UK of 1991 to end the rule of Derg is the best example. Entering Meqele may be like a sweet treat to give to the soldiers and their people.

      • Nitricc

        Hi Fantish; i can understand that you stood up for an origination who you gave your youth. but trust me this organization is gone wrong after the election of 97 EC. After that they abandoned everything and went to theft and emblazonment. I just wish to have enough room to hear the mind numbing crime story to follow from Tigray about the TPLF. it is coming, it will be mind bugging.

      • sara

        selam ato fanti…
        good morning…
        you know you are known as the most reasonable person from the south of eritrea in this forum… you had many who loved you for your fair and respectable way of engaging others….. i wish you keep what you are known for and contribute for the welfare and good relations of eritrea and ethiopia in the future especially with tigrai…..
        peace and prosperity to ethiopia… specially the region of tigrai.

  • said

    Greetings,
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
    – George Santayana
    TPLF has many opportunities to learn lessons from its past mistakes .
    The capo di tutti capo Abiy and IA monster both been cut from the same celestial cloth. And Visionless Failed TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael, who could not defend Makelle ? . Ethiopian government forces have begun an offensive to capture the regional capital, Makelle. a city of 500,000 people.
    Abiy and Amhara, the regional rival with Tigray that took over as the centre of Ethiopian power. It seems Abiy laid a trap that TPLF walked into a war they cannot win? where their fate would be determined, Ethiopian government forces immediately were moved into the Tigray region from every side – changing the facts on the ground, TPLF will to resist had been broken. From a completely weakened position, Meanwhile, the Ethiopian troops threatening Mikelle

    TPLF appeals to constitution ,to fairness, international law, or even for self-determination, and that concept is central to the 1995 constitution, the constitution is now at the heart of an ideological turf war, introduced by the TPLF, which dominated national politics for almost three decades .The preamble states, “We the nations, nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia” in a document that gives equal rights to Ethiopia’s 80-plus languages, confers autonomy on nine ethnically defined regions, and allows any of the peoples of Ethiopia the theoretical right to secede. Every thing changed From 2015, the poor mases of Oromo rose up against the TPLF’s increasingly very curule and brutal rule. And then come new Ethno-nationalism was the political rallying cry that propelled Abiy with pan-Ethiopian to the top. constitutional for TPLF pushing to devolve more authority and Abiy pulling power towards the centre ,are all irrelevant. Only war will determine the outcome?

    To complain that military might should not be the determining factor in this situation is to offer ignorance in the face of Ethiopian history and naïveté in the face of Ethiopia objectives and purposes. Further, to ignore the entire international community – via the OAU and UN and other institutions – regarding peace , was never going to be a fruitful path forward for Tigray peace and security. Certainly, there are realities that have not been explained or have yet to be explained. Actions and inactions by TPLF over the course of the last three weeks that have led to this point But TPLF supporters whining or complaining will not change the reality on the ground, nor will it change the mistakes in the past three decades TPLF dominated Ethiopia .

    The reality today of TPLF is very weak? Tigray now in a much-weakened position. Abiy accused Tigrayan leaders of starting the war by attacking federal troops at a base in Tigray. The TPLF says the attack was a pre-emptive strike.

    TPLF without a strong military might , are never in a position to enforce any desire change. The West doesn’t care about Tigray or Ethiopian The West’s words of justice are just empty words, nothing more. there was absolutely zero chance that America or the West would ever help TPLF. Some Tigrayan didn’t learn the lesson from the past. Therefore, the Tigrayan should blame themselves before blaming anyone else. the reality on the ground dictates a certain course and TPLF leader are know that if they care enough.
    Only hope for a long-term stable future was via peace, coming to table, good relations with all Ethiopians.
    TPLF has Apparently believing in their strength and mighty power , three weeks ago, taking a different approach was taken. A war that was a costly decision. what is the alternative?
    I do not question the bravery of TPLF and those who are fighting. I do not understand and From what I have gathered to analyses, to reflect about the war . I question the sanity of TPLF leaders of any who would send their youth naïve to such a fight with no end. TPLF side had mobilized 250 thousand, with that kind of massive number they can win in the war? but crumpled in no time. If there is a resources to continue the fight. In sustaining this position militarily. Tigrayan people are put as pawns. It is the Tigrayan people who suffer the most , who grieve, who die. we are true victims. the people of Tigray always lose. More than 40,000 refugees have fled to Sudan. Were top TPLF leaders too cowardly did they properly prepared the Tigrayan people for this war ? In this troubling time, and in this most critical moment. when Tigrayan very existence was threatened by violence from a cruel, amoral and merciless Ethiopian army.

    One even wonder why would TPLF Maps changed showing greater Tigray? TPLF refused to give back Badem to Eritrea. TPLF created an illusion of peace for 2 years invisibility , and came to believe in it… And illusions don’t last, as we found out on November 4th 2020. more Ethiopian people died in this war on both sides ,sadly ,dreams and Illusions are very painfully shattered, right where discovery starts.

    Tigrayan needs new political leaders and skilled diplomats that understand and appreciate the reality of Tigray ’s place in Ethiopia and in the world.
    Hopefully the only choices for Tigrayan are not limited to corrupt TPLF leaders of the past by gone era , who only care about themselves. TPLF has failed its people .

    Tigray no ethnic or religious factions between which one can set a wedge, is not succeeding .The wrong steps by TPLF by initiating the attack against Ethiopian troops was fatal mistake .
    For TPLF failure not to be prepared for this reality is unconscionable and put Tigrayan population lives at greater risk. It seems TPLF situation was truly desperate from the stat ? Tigray as land-locked province with no meaningful natural resources, could not stand for very long? One hope peace will prevail ?

    • Peace!

      Hi said,

      Can’t agree more. The problem is “ሁለት ፈላጊ ኣንዱን ያጣል” With little power and looted money the junta had, it assumed everything is within its reach, including invading Eritrea for leverage. It turned out to be a fatal miscalculation that lingers for decades to come. Now, ጦርነት ባህላዊ ጨወታ ከሆነ, let see who has paid the price? Of course the innocent kids, not the Junta’s families and the Eritrean TPLFites.

      Peace!

  • Peace!

    Hi All

    እግዝኣብሔር የእባቡን እግር ያስነሳው ወዶ ኣይደለም!!

    ወይ ወያነ በትኪ ኣይ ንነብስኺ
    ኣይ ንህዝብኺ ኣይ ንጎሮባብትኺ
    ኣይ ንቶም ዑሱባት ኤርትራዊያን ዝስገዱልኪ

    በዛ ንእሸተይ ሓይሊ ምሰኸርኪ
    ጎብለል ናይዚ ዞባ ዝኾንኪ መሲሉኪ
    ንኢትዮጵያ ተዘረፍኪ ክሳዕ ዝኣኽለኪ
    ንኤርትራዊያን ፍሕ እንተበልኪ ብዕሱባትኪ
    ኣጋዚያን ኣራት ኪሎ ክትብሊ ግዜ ዓሪቡኪ
    ሕጂዶ ይሓይሽ ምህዳም ዕሸላት ለኪምኪ

    ኣቱም ዑሱባት ኢርትራዊያን ልቢ ግበሩ
    ብህዝቢ ዝመጽእ ስልጣን እዩ ቁቡል ንሓዋሩ
    ክሕደትኩም ክነብር እዩ ኣብ ታሪኽ ሰፊሩ
    ሕማቕ ሽም ኣትሪፍኩም ፉጹም ንሓዋሩ

    ኮራኹር ህግደፍ ናብ ልቡኹም ተመለሱ
    ምኽኒት የለን ሕጂ ወያናይ ንደደቢት ተመሊሱ
    ውልቂ መራሒ ደምሲስኩም ዓድኹም ምለሱ
    ኣድሕንዎ ህዝብኹም ከየረከቦም ተመሊሱ

    Peace!

    • Nitricc

      Thanks peace i got most of your take. Of course i am happy for Eritrea this cancer is gone but i am also happy for Ethiopians and most importantly the Tigryans. they leave in peace. i see peacefully and prosperous Ethiopia, I do. Thanks for standing with wronged people all the way. You stood for the Oromos, you stood for the Amara and you stood for what is right, thanks for your humanity, i do appreciate that. Thanks!!!!

      • Peace!

        Hey General,

        You said it years ago—TPLF will head to dedebit before any can happen to PFDJ. No one thought TPLF’s power would evaporate in such speed and manner. TPLF was too drank to even help itself.

        Peace!

  • Nitricc

    Hi All, the journey from Dedebit to Dedebit is in completion. I have never thought the Tigryans forces will fall this fast. How is it possible 200K army to be wiped out in 22 days? the question is, is it the strength of the Ethiopian army or the worthlessness of the Tigray Army. Knowing a little military’s thing, i will say, this is the worthlessness of the Tigray Army. First, the Ethiopian army is an offensive forces means they more burden than the defending army of the thugs. but to move and slice over 700 KMs in few days, it is something to admire The Ethiopian army or to be disappointed will ill preparations of the thugs. One thing is for sure the thugs never factored the power of the Doron’s and they played major role and the thugs had had idea. Now it is all over and i should offer my condolence to the Eritreans on this forum who were mouth piece, you should live in shame, agony, and in glut for ever. you have killed Eritrea by siding with your thugs but guess what Eritrea and true Ethiopians has prevailed. I do congratulate the people of Tigray. Fianlly you are free and you will live to thank PMAA and PIA for ever.

    • Selam Nitricc,

      On top of what you said, the Ethiopian armed forces and the Ethiopian people, without any exception, are extremely angry with the deceitful attack of the national army during their sleep by tplf forces. Of all its crimes, this was the worst treasonous act tplf committed.
      These military men have been in Tigray, some of them for almost two decades, some married to the local women and they have made Tigray their home and Tigrayans their people. The pain was strong. It was more than what they could bear. They wanted revenge, at any cost, and that is one of the reasons for the outcome of the war.

      • Nitricc

        Horizon; I always put myself in to every situation and i can understand the motivation of the Ethiopian army. Supposedly The Tigryans were ready and ready to take the Ethiopian army. the difference is The Tigryans were were ready and preparedly for the war while the Ethiopian government aviodining confrontations and parching peace, yet, in 22 days the Ethiopian defense force. KIBIR Le Ethiopian defense force. Even impressive you did it with out Eritrean help. congrats to Ethiopians, job well done.

      • Hashela

        Selam Horizon and Nitricc

        There is one thing I don’t really unterstand. It is the speed with which the Northern Command (NC) was overwhelmed during the early stage of the attack.

        We were told that NC is the largest, most experienced, and best equipped segment of the Ethiopian Army. Yet, the NC was quickly knocked out, its equipments robbed, its solidiers killed and captured. If the rumor has some true in it, many soldiers of the NC crossed the Eritrean boarder in search of protection. All this happened by inexperienced militias and special forces of Tigray.

        Where was the Military Intelligence of the NC? The tension by between TPLF and the federal Government was growing since months. The military preparation of TPLF was there for all to see, for months. How is it possible that NC was infiltrated to a degree of paralysis? Was there no regular rotation to avoid infiltration, corruption? Was there no communication between the Central Command and North Command.

        When the war is over, it seems that the leadership of the NC will have to answer tough questions.

        • Selam Hashella and Nitricc,

          The breaking news is that Mekelle has fallen, and the Northern Command is searching house to house to apprehend the rats (tplf leaders). It seems that the city fell without resistance and fortunately, as it looks, without casualty from the civilian side. The city and the people have been spared. The EDFs have done a miracle.
          As to the betrayal of the Northern Command (NC), it was the work of tplf with the help of insider Tigrayans, civilians and military officers of the NC.

        • Nitricc

          Where was the Military Intelligence of the NC? The tension by between TPLF and the federal Government was growing since months. The military preparation of TPLF was there for all to see, for months. How is it possible that NC was infiltrated to a degree of paralysis?

          Hey Hashela; you are right to ask that question but No intelligence and no security entity would have predict what has happened. what has happened to NC is unnormal and unthinkable. So what the thugs did is unthinkable and impossible to the government of Ethiopia to prepare for it. it is not normal. who would think the thugs to slaughter the whole army in its sleep who protect them for 20 years? Aiagn their demise of the thugs is they never had plan B in their history. it is obvious they never had an idea when the attack the NC.

  • Berhe Y

    Dear Awate family,

    I just listened to the moving speech of Ibrahim Omer as member of the New Zealand parliament with my family. What a story and how well he tells us. The best wishes and I hope we will hear more and he will inspire many generation of young Eritreans.

    https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=180329843747726&_rdr

    Hope/ Sultan, I just remembered you. Where ever you, I hope you are doing well and I am sure you must be ecstatic.

    Berhe

    • said

      Selam Berhe

      Thank you and I also listened to Ibrahim Omer speech with my Family yesterday, Speaking in his mother tongue Sahoo , Omer said: “I see you, I feel you, I will be by your side and fight alongside you.” Beautiful story of strength and perseverance.

      New Zealand’s first African MP sparks tears as he recounts escape from Eritrea Politicians line up to embrace Ibrahim Omer after maiden speech in which he described perilous journey to a better life,Pls See the link Guardian newspaper
      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/26/new-zealandsfirst-african-mp-ibrahim-omer-eritrea-maiden-speech-tears

    • Nitricc

      Hi Brehe; i have no idea who this guy is not i give a flying hoot but you are gravitated to people in politics and power. I remember you were admiring about some toothless person making in to Sweden parliament, i remember you talking about Indian personals with their head covered making it in to Canadian parliament. Stop admiring such people. Real people don’t hold people’s offices, unless their cooks.

      • Berhe Y

        Hi Nitricc,

        It kills you to keep quite sometimes. It’s Eritrea shining moment, and shows what type of people Eritrea is chasing out.

        I suppose you don’t like it because he told the truth, and the truth of Eritreans youth under the dictator, he told his story and that if many others.

        Berhe

    • Hashela

      Selam Berhe

      The IA regime has unparalleled expertise and experience in pushing out the best children of our society. Eritrea’s brightest people, pushed out their land, are working for the technological, scientific, and societal advancement of other countries.

  • Brhan

    Hello Awatestas

    This is news of today November 27/11/2020 aljazeera.com. about the African Union envoy :

    News #1. “Abiy told the envoys trying to end the deadly conflict between Ethiopian troops and Tigray’s forces that he is willing to speak to representatives “operating legally” in the region, The Associated Press news agency reported on Friday.”

    News # 2. BBC Tigrinya of the same day, also reported that TPLF has nominated its rep to meet with AU envoys.

    1) Who are the reps operating legally in the region that A. Ahmed Ali is talking about?
    2) Is TPLF pick fits # 1 criteria.
    3) Why the envoy flew from East, South and South East to Ethiopia? For mediation? If not for what then? If it is not for mediation why waste time, effort and money? Or this to test our African culture that they young will listen to the elders?

  • Dongolo

    Selam all. Top 10 identifying characteristics of Eritrean opposition TPLF supporters:
    1) Never discuss financial and military assistance received from TPLF
    2) Never discuss poor hotel accommodations in Addis Ababa, Mekele or Hawassa
    3) Always privately respect Meles Zenawi as Ethiopia’s 7th King
    4) Always downplay the importance of Badme to Eritreans
    5) Always blame Eritrea as to why Badme was long under TPLF illegal occupation
    6) Have spent minimum of 35 years residing in a Western country and have no idea of what modern day Eritrea is like
    7) Blame PMAA for everything wrong under the sun or moon
    8) Receive latest military intel from nightly TPLF bingo games
    9) Never make any negative comments against the TPLF for atrocities which occurred between 1991-2018
    10) Always order Double Whoppers with cheese from Burger King drive-thru service

    • Brhan

      Dongolo,
      #6 :The most absurd characteristics of yours:

      # 6: No idea of modern day Eritrea. Idea reported by the PF(DJ) media or for example awate.com?

      Check please Purpose of awate.com, from awate.com from About us: section

      “The purpose of awate.com is to serve as an anti-dote to the stifling propaganda of the Eritrean State media and its tentacles in Europe and North America.”

      This shows your weakness: you can’t call a spade a spade. Also it shows your hypocrisy which fits your #10.

    • Nitricc

      Hi Dongolo; i agree but game over! By Monday morning there is no TPLF and by extension all the Eritrean thugs who supported TPLF die with them. OVER!

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam Abu Salah,

    Good reading. I enjoy it, and I agree with your take on the nature of the war in Ethiopia. Ethiopians love kings more than any kind of leadership type. They worship on kings. However, I don’t think the seventh king will last long, as he is not from from the Solomonite line of Judah.

    Regards

    • Ismail AA

      Selam Aman,

      Relating Ethiopians of the current nation-state to monarchs as desired leadership types is, in my view, risks unwarranted generalization. I would prefer Abyssinians and their culture of reverence of hierarchy in its sense of socio-religion or political power relations. At the center of the mindset is authority that provides access to material privileges and concomitant social status as distributed from top to bottom ranks of society.

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Merhaba Ismailo,

        The current “unitary political forces” in Ethiopia is as dangerous as their predecessors before 1991. Abiy as a nucleus at the center, surrounded by the Amara elites are the proponents of this politico-ideological line. Actually the current war is between the Federalist and the Unitarian forces, though it has an artificial political outfits for public consumption.

        As a political observer, I truly believe, that Ethiopia, as multicultural society, with deep grievances at each other, can only coexist by “constitutional federalism”- whereas, the power is devolved and distributed between the center and the peripheries. If the power between these two is well defined constitutionally, where the power of the executive is checkable by the legislative body, democracy in Ethiopia can find a base to flourish slowly. But the Ethiopian Elites as shrewd as they are, never work to the interest and unity of their people. They always resort to coercive power than negotiated political solutions. The current war is part of their political behaviors for generations.

        Regard

        • EritreanHillBilly

          Hello Amanuel,
          Make up your mind- I have seen several of your posts and you say this war is against Tigray people… you talk about ethnic cleansing, etc…
          Now you are saying this war “is between the Federalist and Unitarian forces, though it has an artificial political outfits for public consumption”…

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam EHB,

            1 – The “Federalist & Unitarian” are the ideological forces that are at war.

            2 – “ethnic cleansing” is the “act of the war” – to kill and humiliate one ethnic group, employed by the “Unitarian forces” to consolidate their power.

            Thus, one explaining the warring parties and the other explaining the acts of the war. So no contradiction about it. If you can not identify these, it will not be easy for you to debate with me. Have a good one,

    • Saleh Johar

      Amanuel,
      I think he can find some Solomonic gene like the lost and found king Sahle Selassie 🙂

  • Saleh Johar

    HaileS,
    I forgot the little Qnie deciphering knowledge that I had. Pls make simple. Honestly, I didn’t understand what you are saying. Can you try again in a simple way? Thank yiu

    • Haile S.

      Morning Saleh,

      There is no hidden ቅኔ there. To begin with, I am not blaming you as another guy from rich Tigray ready to be stolen. I realized afterwards, it could be understood that way. NO!

      I am not blaming you for speaking for peace and blaming “us” for not voicing the same “cleansing” even before it wholly starts.

      We are lucky to have someone to jab at! Using a jab at you for mentioning the coming back of Tor-Serawit, I am expressing my concern at other internet media outlets who are blowing such “propagandas”. Please read “base or baseless” in my earlier comment. I don’t know if Eritrea truly is invaded by Tor-Serawit, because I see this kind of ‘news’ wholesome. With this type of news come also the despicable painting of Eritreans as thieves and profiters of the war-torn Tigray. I am not looking for perfection, but see where such cans of paint are coming from. From Getachew Reda after he lost Humera. This news is now being echoed by Eritreans You-tubr TVs and media. I even heard in such You-tube interviews channels some Eritreans frothing about the ዓረብ ክገብሩና፡ ናብ ዓረብ ክሸጡና discours, placing their blades of cutting Eritrea religiously for the sake of their Agazian and tigray-tigrigni state. This later are finding a fertile ground too! Again I am going on the lighter, but dangerous side of issues.

      I know the seriousness of losing life and livelihood that you amply spoke of and we condemn all (I can speak for myself), but hate begets hate. The seemingly innocent news, but in reality hatemonger propaganda that accompany’s the true concerns are the best fire straters one can get. Not that you said it, but you didn’t mention. Again I understand you cannot write of everything in few paragraphs, thus the need of me saying it. Thank you for giving me the chance.

      • Saleh Johar

        HaileS,
        I see your point and you do not think it’s true but simply propaganda. Your own proverb is a good explanation: እባብን ያየ በልጥ በረየ
        I think you need to dig more. Dear Haile, terrible things are happening and we are no different from the region. Please don’t be so sure

        • Haile S.

          Selam Saleh,

          I have seen reports and images of Ethiopian soldiers who were pushed to Eritrea by TPLF sudden aggression on Day 1 of the present conflict, but a massive deployment? I am not sure, because the hateful propaganda that comes in tandem as I mentioned earlier. I am not the kind of “Blessed are those who have not seen, and have believed”. I know everything sticks to IA because of his deeds, even things proven that he didn’t say that were brought here by those who swallow without masticating everything that comes from the mouth of TPLF.

          Nobody is denying the complexity of the situaion and that all this war started years back when TPLF decided to make Eritrea its battle ground, reserve and punching bag …. to stay in perpetual power over Ethiopia and guarantee the upholding of the ethnic federation and constitution it crafted for itself. Eritrea is still the victim here!

    • Hashela

      Selam Saleh

      In your book shelf, there is a book with the title “ERITREA” and the cover is green, yellow, and red. A strange combination. Who is the author of that book?

      • Saleh Johar

        Hashela,
        I know the PFDJ flag is a strange combination. It is not what many think, it is the PFDJ flag–and that’s why it is strange… The cover has the PFDJ flag.

        Historical Dictionary of Eritrea
        By Dan Connell and Tom Killion
        https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/616-l4rtXZL.jpg

        The first edition was done by Killion, this is the second edition

        • EritreanHillBilly

          Hello Saleh,
          I would like to purchase the book. Why is it so expensive? Can you reach out to Dan Connell and see if you can get Awate readers a discount?

        • Hashela

          Thank you, Saleh

          The remains of my sister, who was martyred in Halhal Front, was brought back wrapped in the Eritrean Flag that consists of red, green, blue, and yellow. My sister and the more than 100,000 Eritreans died liberating and defending Eritrea whose internationally recognized symbol is the red-green-blue-yellow flag.

          Saleh, instead being consumed by more than 38 years old grudges, it is time to move on.

          • Saleh Johar

            Thanks Hashela
            Sentimental and emotional blackmail aside, there are very few who se bodies were wrapped in flag. Thousands were wrapped in tenkobet, or with the tattered clothes on their back, or a simple rug of cloth. But why do you even go there? You asked and I answered but the one with grudges jumped with bottom press response. And I am to blame? Hashela, I have no grudges but disappointments of the never ending cycle of bad judgement. It’s painful when you casually throw that at me. Who is dwelling in the past? But since you brought it up, I do not recognize all the mid night decisions the PFDJ made, including the flag that came into being only in 1993. Here’s a weekend gift:
            awate.com/eritrean-symbols-of-many-colors/

          • Hashela

            Selam Saleh

            It is not a PFDJ flag. It is the Eritrean Flag. Period!

          • Saleh Johar

            Yes Hashela,
            The PFDJ thinks it has the right to say the last word. How? Power of the gun. Consent of citizens has no value, it owns public consensus. See how the merry go around starts? You asked about a book you saw in my video, and I replied, you changed the subject into a flag. I answered that clearly. Now you are changing the topic into grudges. What do you say we stop here? Okay. The topic is dead. Thank you

          • Hashela

            Selam Saleh

            There will be an era that we will simply call Post-IA.
            If there is a popular majority demand to change the Eritrean National Flag, that demand can be accommodated by a referendum.

            At this moment, to degrade our national symbol as a PFDJ flag is not acceptable. By doing so you are throwing the baby with the bathwater.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hashela,

            The issue of flag, the issue of administrative units, the issue of national language, the issue of land, the issue of governmental system is constitutional issues and can not be addressed by referendum. Just to remind you.

          • Hashela

            Selam Amanuel

            While the governance should be footed on the laws outlined in the constitution, the choice of the national flag can be handled by a referendum-like procedure.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Hashela,

            I am not arguing which flag it should be. You know that. What I am saying is, be it the old flag or the current one, or new one, a flag is a constitutional issue. Go and refer to any constitutional countries, you will find the flags are determined in the constitutional process. Flags are not determined by referendum or by proclamation as it is done in Eritrea. That is my argument. What for you brought your last two sentences that has nothing to do with my comment, I don’t know. ርጥበት የድልየና’ሎ ኣብ ክትዕና::

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Amanuel,

            Go and refer to any constitutional countries, you will find the flags are determined in the constitutional process.

            What do you mean flags are determined by constitution?

            If a flag is adapted voted and adapted by parliament, is that the same as being determined by constitution?

            Berhe

          • Hashela

            Selam Amanuel

            While I am surprised that you failed to see the causal link, I am glad you asked for a clarification.

            I argue that the (age) demographic change that has been taking place since 1993 (formal independence) and 1982 (retreat of ELF from Eritrea) will have a decisive impact on the future discussion centered around any question pertaining the National Flag.

            There is simple reason for my arguement.

            People older than than 50 years may have a divide opinion of and passion to the federation flag and the internationally recognized National Flag we have since 1993.

            People younger than 30 years had no or minimum exposure and association with the federation flag and, as a result, their emotional ( not historical) identification with the federation flag is and will be minimal.

            It is important to realize that people separate their aversion of IA and his PFDJ from the national symbols of a sovereign Eritrea. People are also cognizant that the final stage of our struggle was led by EPLF.

            Equally important, the role and weight of the extremely loud Eritrean Diaspora is and will be minimal for any formative and transformative process in Eritrea

          • Saleh Johar

            I never did Hashela,
            See! You feel like god passing edicts. First you declared the issue settled. “Period” you said. Now you are passing another edict, “referendum”. Why do you feel only you have that right. I simply said I don’t like it but never tried to pass edicts at all. And I belive when we have a normal legimitimate governmnet, it will be easy to solve. And you accuse me of having grudges, yet you dwell on partisan grudges. And a big folly for an educated person: why do you believe the younger generation will always support you partisan position? Don’t you thing others have equal stake and equal influence in the country? And your sample, I can guess, is your immediate circle. Not scientific for a scientist. Thank you for diverting the discussion to none sense.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Saleh,

            They are from the political culture who believe the winner takes all. And they always retort leave them “Abey-key-betsehu-eyom”. The good thing is, and because of the despot, Eritrea is a thorn to all of us. With that attitude, how could we Eritreans expect to be at peace with each other? Very strange!

          • Nitricc

            I do not recognize all the midnight decisions the PFDJ made, including the flag that came into being only in 1993.

            Hi SG; reading the above i say supper grudge!

          • iSem

            H ihashela:
            it is good that the remains of your martyred sister were found, it is closure for the family and may here soul rest in peace and may her sacrifce bring peace to Eritrea. But she,like others of her colleagues fought for more than the flag, that is the issue, and it is sad you have to reduce the sacrifices of many to a flag that many Eritreans do not agree with. Flags are symbols that nations came up with and it should tell a story and it should come from the people, not from the whims of IA who personality drafted and shoved it. Countries change their flags and I am sure if we manage to erect a democratic country this flag of “quelle” IA will be changed, it has too or be put to the people to ratify it. Even the flag that guys like you say was given to us by the UN, came from the people after a many proposals

          • Hashela

            Selam

            If you read my response to Amanuel and Saleh, you wouldn’t write this nonsense, I assume.

          • iSem

            Hi Hashela:
            I do not think I engaged you before but I have read you, there is no ሞት ሕጹይ for me, but I had to call your none-sense about flag swaddling and equating that the flag as ours. But if by ሞት ሕጹይ if you are talking about TPLF, are we discussing TPLF here or you silly giddiness about the war that Eritreas are subjected to
            and about my tears,if they are fake tears why are you thanking me
            There is nothing deep about your comment to saleh and emma,e exepet reducing the sacrifices to being swaddled in a flat.
            I have nothing to be distressed about, you the supporters of IA and PFDJ the cult group destroying Eritreansm are the kith and kin of TPLF and you introduced them to us, you brought them to badem, just what dergi was doing with his cadres, So be giddy as you wish what I know is IA’s flag will wrap much more dead Eritreans, actually he may decide not even do that he will throw them to hyenas to save burial spots to give to mercenaries to build villas<a

          • Hashela

            Selam iSem

            I still ask you to read my comments to Amanuel and Saleh, including the most recent one.

            ጽንዓት እሃብካ ‘ዝሓወይ!

          • iSem

            Hashela
            Yehbiru

          • iSem

            Hi Hashela:
            Oh, you know that was a typo. And you just made a blunder when you without evidence assumed my pen name is inspired by gadgets. It was not, it was inspired in this forum, I used to have my full name before. You are late bloomer:-)

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Hashela,

            The remains of my brother who was martyred in Debresela while fighting against EPLF and TPLF while defending ELF was covered with blue flag..and not only blue flag but with everybody died covered with his own cloth..and even we witness with no cloth at all. What a big deal!!! Instead of talking about those we lost talking about with what we cover them! What a big deal? It is all the same the fellow is dead paid for his expensive national freedom and that is all…color is just color, and if you take out the color is is the white cloth that remains..

            Now it is time about what we should do to save our died men / women case to keep the national freedom alive is the home work the day.

            KS,,

  • Brhan

    Salamat Ustaz Saleh,

    On deportees:

    It is ver sad to see people to exile two or three times in their life. There are many Eritreans that I know who have exprienced that literally. Some of them even took the same routh twice. One to run from Ethiopian rule and now from the current one. Also deportation/exile/uprooting in Ethiopia is not happening only now. It has been going on for the past two years. And If I am not mistaken the number of internally displaced Ethiopians is in hundred thousands and even more.

    On the 7th King:
    Let him be the 7th king but without copying and pasting the ideology of the 6th or 5th king. Let Ethiopians make English their official language instead of Amharic because there is no zeraf zeraf in English.

    On the Abysinina culture:
    The song called “Emama Ethiopia” has to get rid of its false verses. The former rulers who used ወንበዴ / ለ ኣረብ ለመሸጥ verses failed dramatically. And the song was used by EPRDF/TPLF during the Badme war, a war where many Ethiopians had no clue about its cause. Abiy modified the song with a word Asmelash: hostile word. By using the word, he prolonging its usage. You take it from him now and he will do the same next time and it goes on and on. What is needed there is not Asmelash but Astaraqi!