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The Reasonable Dream

ዓቅምኹም ሕለሙ ክትዕወቱ  – فن الحلم الممكن

My Harassing Client : I will introduce you to one of my regular clients. Last time he was looking for an assassin and promised to send $1000 through western Union to anyone who could kill me. Here is his threat in Negarit 72. So callous. I took the case to the police but then I found out they were profoundly serious, and the paperwork was tedious. At the same time, the client slowed down, I had a second thought—is it worth the time?

Lately he resumed writing nasty comments. I was curious and looked him up and found his YouTube channel. I will show a clip, but if you have underage children with you, either send them away until you watch or fast forward the video. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the guy who harasses me endlessly….

See, I guess he is PFDJ-light because the party sends such delinquent persons to harass its opponents. Whenever I harshly criticize the corrupt Eritrean ruling party, he puts a nasty comment–and we have to deal with such narcissists who think they are Mona Lisa.

“Commandis”

For those who do not know it, this was a well-trained Commando force set up to fight the ELF that was a guerrilla army. It was the brainchild of Asrate Kassa, the governor of Eritrea, who believed he had more legitimacy to the Ethiopian throne than Haile Selassie. The Israeli trained forces were his security in the expected confrontation with Haile Selassie.

The Commandis force was a formidable fighting machine. Its members were carefully selected from the countryside–brutes who would execute orders without using their brain. Acceptance to the force was based on how dumb they were:  they asked them question like, for how many months does the mule get pregnant, or, what is a mule’s baby called. If they said, mules do not conceive, they are too smart for the force and were sent away, and they recruited the rest—so goes the Commandis legend. But I know a few of them who were smart, kind and brave, like Redie. I am indebted to Redie who took care of me when I was on the verge of dying.

Redie used to live in a rented place close to where I grew up. He was always in white shorts, white shirt, white socks and white sandals… and he always carried a radio on his shoulder, way before carrying the Boom Box became fashionable in New York. He always had a smiling face and ;oved to walk in the middle of the street as if it was a walkway in a park. Everybody in the neighborhood liked him but he was exceptionally popular with bar workers. One day in “the field”  I ate an orange in the Michallazzo plantation; I didn’t know they had sprayed the trees with sei-cento, the deadly poison that was so popular at the time and known as “fewsi Keren”, the deadly insecticide that became a popular suicide potion.  I was poisoned.

The villagers carried me to a clinic where I stayed for about two weeks, so sick I couldn’t eat or raise my fingers or fully move my eye lids. Together with the late Mokonnen Weldesellasie, the clinic administrator, Redie was my nurse; they would carry me in turns on their back to distant place, open my pants and wait for me, and then they would carry me back to the clinic where Redie would always feed me soup until I recovered.

Now why do I mention the Commandis? I gave you an example of a smart Commandis soldier, now here is an example of the dumb ones:

There used to be a Yemeni man in Keren, Saleim, He owned the building across from Bruno Pharmacy, where he had a garment shop. During lunch time, he would not do anything but sit on a chair behind the counter, bring bundles of ghat and tea and chew silently. It was a ritual he wouldn’t interrupt at all. One day a Commandis walked into the shop, picked a child-size shirt from the hangers and was looking at it. Then he began to try it. Salim shouted, aygyaska ya muqafil, ayAgmkha (it’s not your size!) But the guy would not stop until the shirt gave in, it was torn apart over his head. Salim wanted the price of the shirt, but the guy insisted it was not his size and he didn’t buy it. In surprise he asked, “why should I pay for something I didn’t buy?”He was not familiar with the concept of paying for damages. But the hilarious incident was resolved.

See! I was think of ego size of some persons and remembered a story about the size of dreams— according to our sizes!

Ras Tessema Asberom

There is a wide spread folktale about the generosity of Ras Tessema of maareba and people came to eat in his house. Once one such woman came to Ras Tessema’s house and the Ras, who upon detecting that she wanted to say something, asked what he could do for her. She told him of a dream she had, of sleeping with the Ras and bearing him a child. The Ras, in his usual wit, smiled and sarcastically told the woman to dream “achievable dreams”–the now common “Aqmekhen Helema” parable. I wish he was alive to advice a pseudo journalist!

إذا ابتليتم فاستتروا   (If you are plagued, take cover)

I cannot utter the name of the block because it’s so sinful I will have to repent by fasting for a month. This man is so proud of one of his major achievement, being a spy of the PFDJ. He was one of the major instigators against the G15 and waged a wild campaign of defamation that resulted in their arrest. He has been doing that in pursuit of some fantastic and unrealistic dreams that he has– that’s why I remembered Ras Tessema.

I and my colleagues predicted that one day, he will be used and thrown away– and that seems to be happening now. The story goes, recently some officials in Vienna wanted to talk to him thinking he was a real diplomat but couldn’t find his name or address in the Eritrean embassy website. The called the embassy and the stuff told them the person is a freelancer, or a private businessman.

Now he is angry and is bouncing back: “I have a letter of appointment from Brezidenti Isyas.” He is also incriminating the embassy staff in Europe–he says they are moles and leftovers of the G15. The clown who dreams of becoming something big in the PFDJ establishment is now attacking the PFDJ-YPFDJ affiliates in the West. And calling them spies, qarmatat.

I wish Ras Tessema was alive to tell him, he would have told him to dream according to his size, ‘Aqmkha daa’a Hlem.’ At any rate, it will be fun to watch how the protégés of the two Yemane’s and Hagos Kisha will react after being called “sleeper-cells?” But I can tell him that he will pay for all the pain he caused to so many patriots who are languishing in the PFDJ jails.

Who is he? If I utter his name not even the entire Nile water can clean my mouth and “Enat ager”, Ethiopia will not allow me to wash my mouth in Abay. And since we remembered it, …

Let’s visit Enat Ager

This year’s politicians’ championship cup goes to Kheria Ibrahim, the Ethiopian speaker of the House who gracefully resigned ahead of time before Abiy’s flood came her way. Very smart indeed. Some of those who should have followed her step are licking their wounds; three people, including lemma Meghersa the defense minister, were fired from some party. Meghersa even made a funny remark, ‘I was not a member of the Abiy’s prosperity Party, how could they even fire me!’

Ironically, Abiy used to describe Meghersa as his true friend. His mentor. His boss and all things imaginable. Now, the whereabouts of the defense minister is unknown.

Abiy showed so much affection to Lemma, Jawar and others, how could all that affection have evaporated? Now you know the situation of Lemma, the defense minister who has disappeared from the scene, and Jawar who is in jail. Who’s next?

Last night I threw the can cowrie and it told me something: Abiy will fire Isaias from the Prosperity Party! But what if his consultant Isaias reacts by withdrawing the delegation he gave Abiy to be the dictator of Eritrea! The UAE could fire both Abiy or Isaias, or the two might find independent sponsors individually or together, and then drop out from gulf alliance?

But what’s happening in the region is like a cartoon show, if only the lives of innocent people were not involved. And who knows! The days ahead  are pregnant with events and if carried out, the Tigrai election will kickstart the show, let’s just hope the recklessness doesn’t turn into a tragic show. Does Abiy realize he is steering the fate of 110 million people to the unknown? Does he understand the gravity of the situation? We will see. But to Abiy I would say, Aqmikha hlem, seb ayteTf’e—limit your dreams, they are costly.

In the meantime, let’s hope the cult in Asmara doesn’t do something foolish, though old habits die hard. I hope the man learns to dream differently and stop dreaming wild stuff. Let’s hope the rooster’s crow gets sharper voice before the guns shout. So far, it’s the rooster’s crow is the only sound of hope that we have– looking towards the horizon, the glow of the rooster’s colorful feathers, and that of the horizon at dawn, is soothing.

Related Reading
1.Ras Tessema Asberom: The Lion of Maareba 

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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    • David Samson

      Selam Yosief,

      By their very nature, guerrilla liberation fronts tend to produce dictatorship. Some people mighty naïvely believe to see an elected guerrilla leader. Here are some of the characters of guerrilla liberation movement:

      They predominantly tend to lean to words Marxism and Lefties ideology. This ideology is well-suited to produce a mafia boss.

      Back-stabbing; use religion, region, ethnicity to eliminate rivals; the sudden disappearance of its members; kidnapping, target assassination, etc.

      They fellow a textbook script of “A revolution consumes its own children” maxima.

      EPLF is not an exception, but has some unique advantages:
      Many of its criminals went to their graves without feeling remorse and unrepentant.

      Has kept its secrets until recently. It is only after the Capo had almost eaten all his rivals that some leftovers have started to speak out.

      I have not read a book by ex-IA’s right-hand man—Yemane— who lives in Germany, but he had revealed some secrets. He was honest in saying, the revolution would not have succeeded without the leadership of IA. Here we go then. The dictatorship was planted well before most of us even were born.

      What unites both camps— IA and his opponents— is defending Sawra. They seem to suffer from Migraines when one reveals Sawra’s dirt. YG had dubbed them as Ghedli romanticisers, and they in turn baptism him as Ghedli Demonisers.

      Recently, Studio has begun chronicling and documenting EPLF’s heinous crimes during the ’70s. They have over 70 videos and documents to uncover the movement’s crimes. It is easy to blame and frame IA, but boy, some of the individuals who were taking orders from the higher-up were callous murders. They were killing their comrade-in-arms- with knives and machete, unheard in Habesha’s land.

      Little is known about the ELF crimes, but Russom Kidane has been documenting some criminals from that organisation as well. I do not believe ELF’s crimes match EPLF’s.

      EPLF’s younger sister and latter its rivals have also its own day in court. Nothing gives me a buzz than not to miss and learn crimes committed by guerrilla liberation.

      I went as far as Cambodia to learn about crimes committed against innocent individuals on the name of the liberation movement. As movement starts to wear down and get old, one starts to see cracks on its ranks. TPLf is not an exception either, though little is known to an outside world. I have eagerly been watching an interview with Araya. He has unveiled some hidden crimes by TPLF. I am sure more is yet to come. It is an inevitable fact of living a secret life, one day someone will spill the beans. Unlike some Eritreans, the Tigrayans seem to shrug off and take it on their chin— well. so far

      • Dear David Sampson,

        Need I say more….?
        Just to raise a point, ELF or Jebha, accused EPLF Shabia in its inception that it was a Christian entity.

        As the Tigrigna saying goes, “weyo natas, niHamata” ” what is hers goes to her mother in law” suggesting, unless Jebha or ELF was intrinsically maintained by religious inclinations, namely Islam, it would not have come with such accusation as a first plot.

        As I state in my blog https://SeberAngle.wordpress.com, the negative inception of the, as I call, ‘old Oppositions’ gave the tyrant Isaias Afewerki the renowned dictator on the helm of Eritrea, excusable ground to manipulate. Let us remember, for example the G15 and the like, they grew up with Isaias Afwerki during the liberation movements. Yet, they did not see his inner soul aims, destroying them all.

        The disgruntled ‘old oppositions’, occupied by hate and anger, let alone to challenge Isaias Afwerki, they didn’t convince people to rise. I for one, unless I came through a drastic incident that made me home bound, I would not have

        • David Samson

          Selam Yosief,

          What is SeberAngle means?

          “apologize for the wrongs in general.”

          The word apologise does not exist in Eritrea language. How many times I have received a blank face when I asked some ex-fighters for apologies? They stared at me as if I just came down from another planet.

          I do not know how Mesfin revealed the secrets of IA during an interview with SBS. It might be a slip of the tongue. Further clarification of his interviews would indicate that he was somehow being ambushed by the interviewer. He was back-tracking and

          side-brushed the issue. He felt it was not the right time for IA to push up his hidden agenda.

          “Eritrea people need some time to celebrate and taste freedom”, was his word.

          This shows the gap between the Eritrea we dreamt and the movement’s vision. For him and his colleagues, the silence of guns was what the Hafash dreamt. He was oblivious to the fact that freedom means, at least, drinking pure water, three days a

          meal, right to education and so on. He was either not aware of his front was destroying Eritrea, or he did not want to admit it.

          • Seber Angle comes from the nick name of my late father (Tewolde Keren Seber) who transported people from Keren to Seber in the early years, I am sure Saleh Qadi Johar, the master of Awate.com knows that.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Dave,

            Ah! You are right brother.

            “This shows the gap between the Eritrea we dreamt and the movement’s vision.”

            EPLF leadership’s vision has been contrarian to the dreams of Eritrean people and to the selfless EPLF fighters. Often times, people they say Issayas has betrayed the aspiration of the Eritrean people. But the truth of the matter is, he didn’t. Actually, he was open about what his vision was and what he was planning as to the fate of Eritrea, to the leadership of the organization. Beside the interview of Mesfin Hagos, if you remember last time, I shared a link of Dr Tesfazion Medhane’s speech in Sweden. The doctor in his speech include the info he got from the French journalist, who visited the field, in 1981. That their goal was to restore the Axumite power – can also be interpreted as tigray-tigrigni that frequently appears these days. The push out of ELF from the field with joint force of EPLF/TPLF has to do with this conspiratorial plot, that the nation and its people are grappling with.

            Regards

          • David Samson

            Selam Emma,

            IA’s background has been an open secret since he joined Meda. There are many theories and speculations which have been said and written, so no point repeating them.

            I always make a distinction between the pre-independence and post-independence IAs. I do not know the pre-independence IA, except from hearsay and gossips.

            I did not hate him until 1998 but rather was critical of him. I never understood why the chap was destroying Eritrea, but I was one of
            the few odd ones. Many people saw different Eritrea from mine. It took me over 30 years to understand we are dealing with two different Eritrea.

            My critic has turned into deep and intense anger after the war. Whenever his name was mentioned, I could not help but show deep hatred towards him. My language shocked many of my friends. I was out of control with my emotions. However, not even during this period, I never reduced myself to some gutter ethnic politics. People who know me still do not understand how someone defends IA’s background while at the same time shows contempt for him. I fell out with many of my childhood friends, at enormous cost on personal life. I do not see and speak to them. Some of them have apologised to me in person and have reconciled. It was a lonely and isolated dark time.

            Fast forward to the infamous speech he made in Addis. That was the moment I felt vindicated. A huge weight was lifted off my shoulder. Since then, my anger and hate towards IA have rescinded. Nowadays, many of the same friends have noticed my behaviour. I do not show any emotion when his name is being mentioned. In fact, in a twisted way, I have begun to admire his endurance. IA has defied many pundits for over fifty years. I do not know if it is fate or genes, he does not show any sign of weariness.

            As time goes by, my perception of Eritrea has changed. We can blame and frame all the country ills on a single individual. Eritrea problems are fundamental and deep at a cultural level than leaders’ issues. When I see Eritreans blaming Abiy for our failure, I could not help but chuckle. I had consumed all the propaganda of the 50’s politics. We were hard done by outsiders, but let’s
            call a spade. Eritreans were divided, unable to agree what they wanted, so a compromise had to be founded. If a single person could destroy the aspiration of a nation, this tells more about the people than the leader himself.

            If it were not for the Woyane, IA could have easily achieved
            his dream. The Woyane have vested interest in the continuation of the country. They always see Eritrea as their “Buffer Zone”, for rainy days. They are blocking his ways to shager. I see some Eritreans are making noises by calling Zeraf, but I dare to say and challenge any Eritrean to refute my assertion. No Eritrean could stop IA.

            I am sure there are and will be many IAs in the future, so we are doomed as a nation. I know you are an optimistic person and Eritrea needs more of you, not like me. Unfortunately, my mind has refused to see any green shoots. Am I pessimistic by nature? Not really! We have a massive economic issue in the UK due to Brexit and Pandemic. Unlike, many people, I am optimistic about the UK’s
            future.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Dave,

            You nailed it this one accurately.

            “ If a single person could destroy the aspiration of a nation, this tells more about the people than the leader himself.”

            I like your honesty having a straightforward opinion, unlike the many ambivalent individuals I am dealing with in this forum. I don’t mind people to have a contrarian views as far as they are principled to what they believe. Your contribution in our debate is significant seeing issues from different perspectives. Keep up.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Dave and Amanuel,

            “ If a single person could destroy the aspiration of a nation, this tells more about the people than the leader himself.”
            Dave you said and Amanuel seem to agree with it.

            How do you explain the situation of South and North Korea. Before the war they are identical people. They are separated due to external forces and the leaders of the country.

            What do you factor to significance difference between the two countries?

            Dave,

            I like you and I understand the pain you have felt. I too went through the same process my self opposing the regime. After IA said “meqalifo reKibna” after the loss of Badime and he allowed the war to continue in the round of three I told my friends, he needs to resign. This was a shock to many of my close childhood friends and my relatives. There was one guy who was former ELF fighter who said to me at the time (which I don’t even know his name that stuck with me).

            My best friend (we still kept contact then, until we broke off totally after 2001 and arrest of the G15 and journalists) were attending a wedding and we run into this guy. He knows him (I think they are related) but I don’t The guy knew EPLF and IA way long before (may be his experience with ELF) and he was very skeptical about them. My friend introduced me to him, as we were lining up to get food (it was a long line).

            My friend was making a joke or being sarcastic, after we exchanged hello (we were lining behind him) and asks, “do you know this guy”. And the guy said to my surprise, “not i only know him, I even know what he said”.

            I was a bit surprised, I asked him how do you know me, and he said, I don’t know you but I heard what you said but IA and what he should do, that is how i know you. My friend started laughing and I didn’t know how to react, I thought he was one of IA hardliner and I can see this could turn ugly very soon.

            He continued and told my friend “You should stop laughing. He is one of the few who understood where the country is heading, while you are cheering”. And he didn’t stop there,..but “It’s also his responsibility to make sure people like you understand what he knows and that you don’t seem to get”. .

            It was the best advice that I got from anyone with regards to Eritrean politics. And lucky for me, since that time, I told my self I am on the right path and it’s my responsibility to be patient and make sure help understand those who don’t. This path includes even my own brother who have picture of IA framed in his bedroom when I went to visit him. We agreed to leave politics out but we keep our contacts….In short I think I become like those Jehovah Witness or those duct cleaning tele marketrs from India:) who come to your door and no matter how much you tell them, to get the lost they keep coming.

            So David, like your name signify, you are the chosen one like David of Israel:). You have responsibility to free our people from the shackles of IA and his cronies.

            Berhe

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Berhe,

            I will leave the question to Dave “the chosen” to answer the question. I have tried many times in the past to make you understand my argument, to no avail.

            Hi Dave,

            Pls make my day to answer the question. I appreciate in advance.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Emma,

            You seem to pick on “the joke” part of my comment. The other day when I made a joke on David comment rather than “dreaming the return of Italy”, and why he “doesn’t dream to bring Eritrea and make it part of the common wealth countries” and he said to me “Now you want to deny me and control my dream:)”.

            I always like to read what you have to argue about, and I would like to see your take as well if you wish, how the two Korea’s are different. Is the difference in the people or is it on the leadership? I thought that’s a good example because it takes away other factors such as, race, religion, region, ethnicity, experience etc out…

            Berhe

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Berhe,

            I took it as a joke and I put it as your Joke. Even, if it wasn’t a joke, there is nothing bad with it. If I find someone who frequently says/writes my views, I always say “ዳዊት እንደልበይ“. One of them is, Ismail AA very very rare I could find to disagree with. No bad feeling to admire or elevate someone to something.

          • David Samson

            Selam Berhe and Emma,

            I believe it will make sense if we compare like for like. I do not see how we can compare Asians with Africans since they have different history, geographical location, and social makeup. My knowledge of Koreans is scant, so I do not want to make the fool of myself. I have been to SE countries and Cambodia is the only country where one can draw some relevance to the experience of Eritreans—that is even stretching the analogy to the extreme.

            I visited the “killing Fields” twice. What struck me when I visited S1 prison was the similarities in cruelty between EPLF and Angkar (EPLF’s equivalent). When Eritreans had begun to run away from IA’s cruelty, the constant theme was how the inmates were tortured. Fero, Almaz and many new names were introduced into Eritrean Lexicon. These practices were very common during the 70s of the Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia— known as Democratic Kampuchea.

            Cambodia was the pearl of SE and when you visited the capital, Phnom Penh, for the first time, you feel you are in Paris. The country had one of the highest middle classes and a highly educated population in SE Asia. Then enter communism and the liberation movement. While it took over a century for the French to build the Indochina region, within four years of Pol pot rule, the country was reduced to ashes, lost all its past glory, image, and
            above all, its highly educated population was wiped out. Out of all the countries in SE, except for Laos, Cambodia is the least developed country. Its population is reduced to aid. When you chat with ordinary people, they have raw memories of the dark days of Angkar despite the majority of the population were not even born. The legacy of the Khmer Rouge rule has left enduring trauma
            and a deep scar on their psychic. Pol Pot had promised to turn the pearl of SE to year zero— almost succeed if it were not for the intervention of the Vet Com. IA’s year zero is still counting. Who knows by the time we reach year zero, there might not be Eritrea, afterall?

            This is the only similarity I can draw, even this one with lots of anomalies. One can also draw similarities between IA and PolPot,
            but that is for another day.

            Cambodians are majority Buddhist and the largest ethnic group
            is the ‘Khmer’, so no comparison with Eritrea. We can’s even agree on how many.

            Cambodian has the Mekong River. It shares it with the Mekong
            River delta nations, such as Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Laos. Thailand and Vietnam are the second and third largest rice producers in the world. What does Eritrea have? No comment.

            have? No comment

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Dave,

            Thank you for the beautiful answer. Hopefully, Berhe will satisfy with it. But, I am still awaiting to know your view on the similarities of DIA and PolPot as part-II of your discussion that you left it out for another day. These days we see eye to eye on many issues. Keep up the flow.👍.

            Regards

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Dave and Emma,

            I am sorry you didn’t answer the point you made. You said to repeat:

            “ If a single person could destroy the aspiration of a nation, this tells more about the people than the leader himself.”

            I was interested to know what you would say about the people of Korea and how their faith have turned out because of a single person.

            But instead you ended up comparing one autocrat (IA) with another autocrat (Pol Pot). Aboyin Adeyin bebeynu Seletom gerikayo.

            May be you can compare the people of Cambodia and the people of Eritrea, if that make sense.

            Can you say, Cambodia turned out the way it did, because of the leader Pol Pot or because of the people? That’s really what I wanted to get at.

            I am not underestimating the damage such a regime leaves behind and the consequences.

            The world have seen so much war, destruction, but many, the most majority have picked up and moved on and ended up making the society better than it was before the destruction. Such as Israel, Germany, Japan and even in Africa such as Rwanda.

            We are were we are, let’s just pick where we are and move on. This over analyzing our problems and our freedom fighters etc..will lead to no where.

            Berhe

          • David Samson

            Selam Berhe,

            Okay! Let me stretch the analogy a bit further, but in doing so, I will get myself being trapped.

            Putting history into perspectives and arguments would help us narrow the gap.

            Cambodia had a Khmer Empire. The empire was to a larger extent influenced and mingled with Indian and Chinese civilizations. The influence of Indians could easily be seen on SE’s food and language. It was largely positive. Do you know the impact of Abbasids invasion on the Axumite? I doubt you do, or you would not say it for politically incorrect reasons. People who lived in the shores of the Red Sea for millennium had their own civilisation, but since the 8th century, they had been invaded by many outsiders and did not have the stable environment to settle down. And this instability, one way or another, has a huge impact on the social making of our society. It was for a reason to have coined the phrase “Whenever the sun rises” comes. That is where we find IA and any other leader in the region. My experience with Buddhism is positive. Unlike the Judaeo-Christian, Buddhism teaches tolerance and has a positive impact on the lives of its followers. Therefore, Comparing leaders of SE with horn falls flat on the first hurdle.

            When I argue Eritreans had the best period during the Italians,
            many people abhor such views. Why? It is simply they either do not know their collective history or do not want to say for not offending some section of our society. The history written by Ghedli has many holes and being riddled with PC. It is the only time in our history to have had the stability to prosper. Do you think the
            50-60 generations would have turned the way they have done If the Habesha land was littered with war and famine? I doubt!

            Let’s compare Apples with Apples, not with Oranges.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam haw Berhe,

            First of all, we have debated on North/South Korea visa vis Eritrea when Tesfabrhan (Tes) came with a series of articles. Why you want to recycle it now I don’t know.

            Second, neither Dave nor me did mention about the Koreas in our comment. If you want to make your point against the “quoted statement” using North/South Koreas, do it please. At least I don’t understand why you are asking us if we don’t imply the Koreas in our debate. If you see an importance on these countries, please make your argument. We will go from there.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Emma and David,

            I would like to address you both and end this discussion.

            1) I don’t remember the South / North Korean argument and it’s probably that I forgot as I tend to do sometimes. But I can assure you it’s not to recycle the debate.

            2) Sorry to beat the dead horse but I will not agree and will not be convinced on the points you both are trying to accept as fact of life. It isn’t.

            “ If a single person could destroy the aspiration of a nation, this tells more about the people than the leader himself.”

            If this applies to the Eritrean people alone, and only Eritrean people I do not accept it. We are like any society in the global world and we are faced with the same challenges and opportunities like any other society. Znegese Nugsna, AqimiKn Hilma was probably good for it’s time but it’s not relevant today. Sorry to bring another example, but it’s in our own eyes we see the people of Belarus revolting against the president who was in power for 26 years. Our time will come but it doesn’t come for free.

            3) If I believe what David said above and you endorsed as true and as fact of life, then I have no business opposing the dictator back home. I would go to and fill out the “regret paper and pay what I need to pay” and make up with PFDJ and move on.

            4) I wish we can spend our time learning about others experience and fights and device a plan to fight the dictator rather than find others excuse why “it will not work” for us. Martin Luther King learned from the resistance movement of Ghandi so does Mandela and so does many others. This notion that we are different, and our people are encapable is something I can’t accept. Why, simple for the same reason that I don’t accept Eritrea is not capable of producing engineers, doctors, scientiest, actors, writers, etc. If Eritrea is capable of producing people with so many talent, and it’s also capable of producing dictators (IA) and I am hopeful that it will also produce leaders as well.

            5) On a lighter noteI think you both need to watch some movies and think how those can apply to our country. Some of my favorite movies about fighting dictatorship and authorities are:

            – Braveheart
            – Star Wars episode IV
            – * The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

            Berhe

            * The movie was banned from certain parts of the world because the people used the symbol from the movie to defy / resist athorities.

          • David Samson

            Selam Berhe,

            I did not understand for brining Korea into the discussion. I gave you my perspective on Cambodia, though it might not be directly relevant to Eritrea, we could draw some similarities as both nations went through similar experience. Looking back, I see we are in lost translation territory and I am glad this is going to be the end of the debate.

            Just before I end up the thread. I feel you are also missing Emma’s point. I do not believe Emma shares my pessimism beyond the era of IA. Emma has been consistently arguing we lack the will to fight IA, but he is not as pessimistic as I am once IA and his regime is gone, Eritrea future will be better, but I beg to differ. We all agree to disagree and move on.

          • Abi

            Hawna Berhe
            Like you, I don’t remember a single article regarding Korea by Professor Tes of Paris.
            I hope his young family has joined him.

          • David Samson

            Selam Abi,

            While browsing the net, I came across a person by the name of Tesfagabr Redea. I am not sure if he is the same Tes I knew on this site. The interviewer is an Agazian sympathiser. Since you guys and many other ignorant repeat what you are being fed to you by many ignorant Eritreans, there is no point for me to convince otherwise. But let assume he has joined the Agazian. Assuming he is the same person, I do not know what to make of him, other than to say I am speechless. I will try to post his clip over the weekend

          • Berhe Y

            Hi David,

            That’s him. I don’t know what you mean “ignorant Eritrean comment”.

            Berhe

          • David Samson

            Selam Berhe,

            Since I have re-formatted (like Floppy disk) my brain to wipe out all the crap I have been fed, I have a long way to go before I restore my sanity and off the hook. The Dergue and the Ghedli have done many damages on brain cells, and it requires a miracle to full recover all dead cells, according to Psychologist I consulted. He advised me to use the saying “ignorance is bliss”

          • Abi

            David
            I remember he was a notorious Habesha hater. His favorite term was “ Habesha Fundamentalists “ .
            I hope you translate some of the things he is saying. Weekend starts on Friday.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Abiy; i tried to watch his you-tube videos but i couldn’t, so dreadfully boring. The people who is working with him are border line stupid and i don’t know how ended up with those animals. He is getting fat though.

          • Abi

            General
            I think he chose to remain drunk. You are responsible for his disappearance. You gave him hard time. You said “ his accomplishment was rearranging cafeteria chairs “. It always bring smiles on my otherwise serious face:)

          • David Samson

            Selam Abi,

            Precisely!

            I was taken back to see someone who was Habsesha hater has done a ‘U’ turn and becomes a sympathiser. What a strange world we are living!

            Tes interview on a nutshell:

            If you remember Professor TK did book review a while back. The book is written by Dr Mohammed. I believe he lives in Norway. I can’t exactly remember the title of the book, but something along the lines of “unfinished Struggle part 1”.

            Basically, Tes read the book and gave a critical review of it. I have to admit that he comes across as someone who is well-read in history.

          • Hashela

            Abi
            „Weekend starts on Friday“!
            Love it!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            Where were you hiding? How many kilometers did you hike last couple of weeks? Which mountain?
            Good to see you back.

          • Hashela

            Abi

            Believe or not, right now I am on my way to Lamarck Peak (4000 m NN) which is close to Evolution Valley!

          • Abi

            Hashela
            Watch out for rattlesnakes. Ba safe.
            Hope you will be back in one piece:)

          • Abi

            David
            I think I commented a little bit too hastily.
            His name is Tesfabirhan Redie. ተስፋብርሃን not ተስፋጋብር. My apology if I confused you and others.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Dave,

            Here are Tes’s articles about PFDJ regime equating to NK;

            http://awate.com/rule-of-the-jungle-and-a-quest-of-pfdj-mindset/

            http://awate.com/rule-of-the-jungle-and-a-quest-to-pfdj-mind-set/

            http://awate.com/rule-of-the-jungle-and-my-quest-to-pfdj-mindset/

            Three parts: start from the bottom upward. Moderator might remove it. Try to copy it before they are gone.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Yes Amuni,

            This was the poem under Tes’s articles about PFDJ…

            · ንሰላም ዕሰሉ :

            መንገዳ ቀረባ :- ፍትውቲ ብልጽቲ :-
            ንጹር ዝጥበባ :- ዘድከመት ሓሰዊቲ :-
            ማንም ነይቅንጥባ :- ዘይትቅየር ሓንቲ :-
            ሓቂ እያ ዕንባባ :- ንጽርቲ ብርህቲ ::-

            ሓቂ እያ ሓቂ :- ማእከላዊት ስንቂ :-
            ‘ታ መ ፍትሕ ኣብ ጭንቂ :- ቅጽበታዊት በርቂ ::

            ብዙሕ ኣይንቆሎው :- እታ መንገዲ ብዙሕ :-
            ኣይንበል ሃለውለው :- ሓሶት እያ ዝርንዝሕ :-
            ብቃላት ሰዋሰው :- ትመስል ትመርሕ
            ብዙ ሕ ቤላቤለው :: ገዛ ዘይተብጽሕ :-

            ግልብጥብጥ ኣመ ላ :- ዘይብላ ምዓላ :-
            ምትላል ኣመላ :- ክንደይ ኣጸሊላ :-
            ሓሶት ኣብ ምፍሻላ :- ትፈጥር ከለላ :-
            ሓቂ ተመ ሲላ :- ትኽደን ኣኽሊላ:-
            ትቀርብ ሓይላ ::

            ዳሕራይ :-
            ሓሶት ልዕሊ ሓሶት :- መ ርገም እ ‘ዩ ብእሰት :-
            ሾንኮለል ሸኾርተት :- ዘልኣለም ምህውታት ::

            ሓሰውቲ እንተበዝሑ :- ይመ ስሉ ዝ ነቕሑ:-
            ኣመ ና ዝበልሑ ቁም ነገር ነይሰርሑ ::

            ቁም ነገር ‘ሲ እነሆ :- ዘይድልዮ ሆሆ :-
            ንጹር ከም ማይ ንግሆ :- ሓቂ ን በል ይርሆ ::

            …..ደንበ ሕጊ ኣልቦ :-

            …………ኣብ ሓመድ ደርቦ :-

            ………………..መንገዱ ይጽበቦ :-

            ……………………………መዓልቱ ይዕረቦ ::

            ሓቂ ሓቂ በሉ :- ሰንደቅኩም ስቐሉ :-
            ሩፍታ ርኸብሉ :- ንሰላም ዕሰሉ ::

            KS,,

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear all,

            I just want to read this article again and again. I didn’t find much words to say. I beg you to put it in Tigrigna if possible. by the way it is like watching the documentary, it was prepared perfectly while seems there will be the 3rd part. what do you think I will do now brother Tes ? AH, I will modify one of my poems and put it here as it will remain a record under your Article. Tes, I love you.

            …….ሕልሚ ደርሆ……2 (new collections)

            ቂቅ ቂቅ !!!!!! እንታይ ደርሆ በሉ –
            ዶርሆስ እኳ በቲ ስርዓት ባህሉ-

            ኣራዊት ዘገዳም ከታልሉ –
            ሕጊ ዘይገዝኦም ብምንታይ ይምሕሉ –
            ብምንታይ ይዳነዩ ብምንታይ ይሽምገሉ ::

            ዓጂብዎም ምሕል ጥሕል –
            ዘረባ እንከሎ “ነብስኻ ምኽ ኣል” –
            ኣብ ክንዲ ዝብልዎ ህዝቢ ምቅታል –
            . . . . . . . . ኣብ ጀላቡ ሓዊ ቃልቃል –
            . . . . . . . .. .ኩሊትካ ምዝንጣል –

            ልውስውስ ዝበለ ድኹም ገይረሞ –
            ካብ ምውቅ ናብራን ሓደርን ፍልዮሞ –
            ነቲ ጉሩህ ሕልሚ ደርሆ ኣሕሊሞሞ –
            ካብ ዝጠመየት ላም ጻባ ኣሕሊቦሞ ::

            ሻቡ ሕላሚ ደርሆ ዘኪረ –
            ናይ ቁልዕነት ጸዋታ ዝነበረ –
            ከም ዋዝ ቁም ነገር ቃላተይ ደርዲረ ::

            ይበሃል ዶ ይባህል ? እወ ይበሃል ? Lol

            01.ይበሃል ዶ ባሃል እወ ብሃል?
            …ሃገር ክትምዕብል መጻኢ ወለዶ ክሓልፈሉ፦
            …እዞም ሕጂ ዘለና ደኺምና ንቐርበሉ፡

            …ግን ከ፧
            … ሃገር ክትመዕብል መጻኢ ወለዶ ክሓልፈሉ፦
            …እዞም ሕጂ ዘለና ፍጹም ንጽነተሉ፡

            …ይብሃል ዶ ይ በሃል፡ እወ ይበሃል?

            ………እንዳ ህግደፍ እንታይ ዘይብሃል፡
            ………………ዝሰዓቦም ድንዙዝ ሰንፈላል፡
            …………………….ንሕና ምስ ጠፋእና ድኣ ኣበይ ኣሎ እቲ ዕሸል?

            02. ይበሃል ዶ ባሃል እወ ይብሃል፡
            …ባዕዳዊ ገዛኢ ካብ ሃገር ነባርር፡
            …መስዋእቲ ከፊልና ብሰላም ንሓድር፡

            …ግን ከ፧
            …ባዕዳዊ ጸላኢ ካብ ሃገር ካብ ወጸ፡
            …ወዲ ሃገር ድሓን እንተዓመጸ፡

            …ይብሃል ዶ ይበሃል፡ እወ ይበሃል፡
            …. . . .እንዳ ህግደፍ እንታይ ዘይብሃል፡

            …. . . . . . . .ዝሰዓቦም ደንቆሮ እዩ ዓንጃል፣
            …. . . . . . . . .. . . .ትርጉም ኣልቦ መሬት ምምቃል፡

            03.ይበሃል ዶ ባሃል፧ እወ ብሃል፡
            …ጀግና ንሃገሩ በጃ ኮይኑ ይወድቕ፡
            …ህይወቱ ከፊሉ ጽሓይና የብርቕ።

            …ግን ከ፦
            …ጀግና ንሃገሩ በጃ ኮይኑ ይወድቕ፡
            …ድሓር ተኣሲሩ ኣብ ኮንታይነር ይደርቕ፡
            …ይብሃል ዶ ይበሃል፡ እወ ይበሃል፣

            ……..እንዳ ህግደፍ እንታይ ዘይብሃል፡
            ……………….ዝሰዓቦም ወያል ድሁል።

            ……………….ክድምሰስ እዩ ድልየታት ህግደፍ፡
            … . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ሕልሚ ደርሆ ኮይኑ እዩ ክተርፍ።

            ብኮኾብ ሰላም

          • Tesfay

            Selam David,,
            You said, “Unfortunately, my mind has refused to see any green shoots.” Brother, don’t be too pessimistic about your place of birth. You probably read or heard of Antonio Gramsci’s aphorism, “pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.” The trick is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.

      • Nitricc

        Recently, J-Studio has begun chronicling and documenting EPLF’s heinous crimes during the ’70s.

        Dawit really? Do you know who that J-stupid i mean Studio is? and you have no shame to reference him as your stupid argument? What is wrong with you people?

        • David Samson

          Selam Nitricc,
          To balance the books, next time, I use Dimtsi Hafash and TV-ERi for my reference. They have archived crimes committed by IA, but the only issue is that IA has the secret key code and no-one knows until he departs. Do you think we should wait until such time, or rely on some classified documents?

          • Nitricc

            Dawit; there are no secrets. Revolution is a dangerous business and only played by the braves. weak people like you can do it. sure there was a killing, sure there were people disappearing and you name it. And the Eritrean revolution is not an exception. for you to talk BS on your comfort, you don’t know what it takes to free a nation and to lead one of the amazing rebel movement ever. I can tell you this, with out the leadership and determination of PIA; there is no Eritrea. I have no idea where you from but right now the Eritrea case could have been right where the Oromo struggle is. They started 50 years ago they are still there circling. There was one way to get the job done for Eritrea and the brave man got it done. you can cry and beitch all you want but the job was done and mission accomplished. you can listen all you want to your J-stupid but that is your choice.

        • Saleh Johar

          Nitricc,
          Deep inside on many occasions, I find your comments to the point. This is one such a moment.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Saleh,
            What did I miss pls? What did you find as factual to the point from Nitricc’s comment?

  • Nitricc

    Hi All; here comes another disaster that is planed by Qerro. 12-12-12 is the day and Qerro demanding all Oromo politician to be released, Federal army to leave Oromia region and all roads leads to oromo regions must be shut-down. Ay Africa?

    • Kaddis

      Nitricc hoy,
      Did you expect to be mute leaving their leaders in jail and be ruled by isias’s copy Abiy without election forever ?

      • Nitricc

        Hey Kaddis; I don’t know if Abiy is coping Isaias or not but what can predict is your country is in for the long haul with Abiy’s at the helm. I like Abiy but he will do anything to stay in power. I wouldn’t call the likes of Jawar and Bekele Gerba as leaders. They are just opportunistic thieves in my opinion. I don’t about Bekele Gerba but Jawar will scape from the prison very soon, then we will witness new drama unfolding. It will be epic if Jawar to escape the prison and fled to Mekkelle, lol that will be the most ironic event in recent memory. I don’t see him staying in jail for that long, he will escape bur where does he go to hide is the question.

        • Selam Nitricc,

          It never crossed my mind. Jawar doesn’t seem to be the type of person who can withstand the hardship of prison. He is already complaining about health problems, although they say that he is faking it, and the aim is to disrupt the court procedures.
          He may try to do what you said, escape from prison, but he may not go as far as mekele. If he thinks that he could convince the americans and they could protect him, he will run to the american embassy. I am not sure if the americans are ready to accept and protect a controversial personality such as jawar, who was once an american citizen.
          His escape to mekele, will be a double-edged knife for him. Tplf will use him as long as he is useful. Otherwise, they will remember the role he played to depose tplf, and they will put him under house arrest until he is completely forgotten.
          Can he run to olf-shenee.? I don’t think that he is the type of person who can bear hardship.
          Will the queerro dump him and forget all about him with time if his fate is a prison term? No one knows. People easily get tired and fed up, and they have short memories. They may find some other attraction.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Horizon; I can predict contingently that Jawar will escape the prison. He knows too many people on high position in the government, in the military, in the streets and people will help him to escape the prison. The question is where can he go? American embassy is out. You can’t not use the embassy to cover crimes and to get of responsibility. Jawar is wanted by the government for the crimes he committed; although other embassies my take him but not the US. Speaking Jawar, he looks deflected and disparate. I heard he has a house worth 58 million Birr in Addis and he is sleeping in a prison floor. Karma is beach*

  • Nitricc

    hahahahhaha wow i wonder how much Meshrefet net got paid by the TPLF thugs.

    Election in Tigray will start September 9, 2020
    Meskerem wishes success to Tigray 2020 election
    ምርጫ ኣብ ትግራይ ጳጉሜን 4 ክጅምር እዩ። ዓወት ንምነየሎም

    • Consolation

      Hi Nitricc,

      The treason road is very slippery. Once a person falls into it, the descent to ignominy is rapid!

      ኣብ ክሕደት የለን ፈረቓ
      ጥራየን ምስኮና ምስ ዓረቓ
      ሓንሳብ ምስወደቓ
      የንገርግራ ኣብቲ ጭቃ
      ካብ ወገነን ይርሕቃ
      ንወያነ ይሰግዳ ይጣበቓ::

      • Nitricc

        Hi Conso; I see Corona is spreading fast and fast with mind twisting numbers. for one I don’t think Tigray as a killil are equipped to test that many people in one day and two why is TPLF media is spreading the news? Uhhhh TPLF is looking for excuse to cancel the election. No election lol.

        • Consolation

          Hi Nitricc,

          Four days ago, they tested 1384 and found that 196 were positive. This is a very high percentage. It will be very humiliating for the thugs to cancel the election because of covid-19 after all they have said about Abiy’s postponement of elections for the same reason.

          Eating crow is a colloquial idiom, used in some English-speaking countries, that means humiliation by admitting having been proven wrong after taking a strong position. The crow is a carrion-eater that is presumably repulsive to eat in the same way that being proven wrong might be emotionally hard to swallow.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Conso; I think they were bluffing to force PMAA in to something but when the man refused their bluff and calling them out on it, they have left high and dry. I don’t think they had any plan to carry out the fake election and they don’t know what to do but to look for face saving excuses not to conduct the election and there is no better way than to declare bigger numbers of Corona and cancel the election under health crises. I bet you there will be greater numbers of corona cases the next few days and then they will pull the trigger. Their whole existence is fake.

  • Dongolo

    Howdy folks. Eritrea has released thousands of prisoners over the past few days in view of COVID concerns. More to be released.

    • Selam All,
      Dongolo says that thousands of prisoners are released in eritrea due to Covid-19
      Why is it not a news and nobody says anything. This is happening for the first time ever, even if it is due to the virus. Shouldn’t it be a topic of discussion, especially by eritreans. Why then should some people complain that it is ethiopian topics that are discussed mainly in this forum? Leave Ethiopia and Abiy for a second and tell us about the released prisoners, what their families are saying, etc.

      • Paulos

        Horizon,

        Good catch. Once vaccine starts, they will be back to prison. They can’t leave the country for they will be shot at the border and their respective families will be made to pay 50 thousand Naqfas if they make it through the border.

        • David Samson

          Selam Paulos,

          There is nothing to be excited about it. Are we supposed to celebrate since prisoners are moving out from closed to an open one? How is the reshuffling of prison wards supposed to be good for a country?

          IA might trick some naive, but his records speak volumes. The chap has hell-bent to destroy Eritrea. and has done so for the last 30 years. Why do we expect anything different and positive from him?

          He has hidden Covid-19 from the world and has held hostage our people from getting some simple necessity.

          My cynical mind reads: The inmates might have been infected with the virus, so releasing them might have a double-edge sword. As the infection rate goes out of control, it gives him some good excuses to tighten up his grip on power.

          There is a high chance that these released prisoners will flee the country, so it might be good for them and their family, but Eritrea will lose its young.

          • Paulos

            Selam David,

            It was not without reason that we are dubbed “The speculating people” for we are reduced to guess due to lack of information including the release of prisoners which is given to us through the regime’s Cadres–Dongolo [Blink?] instead. The virus or any other virus for that matter discriminates between immune competent and compromised and it is not that difficult to see that inmates particularly those in countries like Eritrea tend to have underlying illnesses, as such, they are vulnerable and at greater risk as well. And of course, a sense of hopelessness suppresses the already compromised immune system. We can only hope and pray that the dungeons have not already turned into a graveyard due to the virus.

          • Abi

            Paul
            Dongolo is not Blink. Try again. Dongolo knows way too much.
            Pay attention please!

        • Berhe Y

          Hi Paulo,

          I find your comments to be a little insensitive. There are people who are reading what we write here and it’s doesn’t help, as Abdu indicated above and many others I am sure.

          I remember when my father was released from prison during Derg tines. He was there for only three months and I was in grade three I think. It was the happiest day.

          I think he got lucky and it was right after Shaleqa Dawit cone to be the governor and released almost all prisoners and stopped most of the harassment and killing by the derg, may be the reason I really remember his times positively.

          Berhe

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Berhe Y,

            I am glad you mentioned Shaleqa Dawit in positive light as you did. I believe he is a good person. One very positive attribute I read about him is in the book “አብዮቱና ትዝታዬ” by Colonel Fiseha Desta.

            A colonel named Zenebe Asfaw and his security officers were killing and burying young Eritreans for no real cause and their loved ones frequented government buildings to plead for any information about their whereabouts to no avail.

            Shaleqa Dawit made a genuine effort to find out what happened to those missing young Eritreans and as soon as he found out that they were killed and buried at Asmara Expo, he told the families exactly that so that they may have a closure.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Fanti,

            Lucky for my generation and I am sure others can attest (Paulo, David) he had changed the game when he come to Eritrea. Most of us were young and we probably didn’t understood enough, but growing up in Asmara during the 80s made it normal. We were focusing on school, sports (cycling, soccer) the World Cup, etc rather than running for our lives. There were a lot of shortage during the Sage by the Derg and TorSorawit (random killing, curfew, food shortage, fuel shortage, travel restriction) etc.

            I remember many people were leaving EPLF and coming as Wedo Geba, not sure if he architected that’s as well.

            He was using Peaceful ways and means to starve the front for the support It was getting (new recruit ).

            I also remember many people who use to live abroad ( such as Saudi Arabia) started to visit back home (where we use to envy the kids with relatives who use to get dressed with all new fashion – Hagel Jeddah).

            But Derg was determined to crash the front and went in with the Key Kokeb Zeneca and escalated the war, where the shaleqa was not in favour at all as was told in the book (Oromay).

            I think his departure and the failure by the military campaign, played a huge role to turn things around for EPLF.

            As soon as he was replaced they started the national service, tuqoma and other ways to Harass the young and started the flood gates to leave in mass.

            In any case, I think, Ethiopians should respond to his call very carefully and consider his advice.

            Horizon,

            I don’t think power or position he is really after. I think the man has achieved all that can be achieved when it comes to power and position locally and internationally. So I suggest you should focus on what he is saying rather than trying to find motive for his disagreements with Abiy government. Honestly when a cousin who went to visit Addis told me the security challenges there with Fitesha, etc it reminded me the times in Asmara before the Shaleqa was the governor or right after.

            Berhe

          • David Samson

            Selam Berhe,

            Ditto!

            I knew his mistress (Will not disclose her name for a legal reason).

            You are trying to be politically correct. Dawit was not the architected, but rather the fronts themselves. It is one of the darkest histories, but not much is known and written about it as it is a taboo subject. I know two brothers from the same family killed each other as they belonged to rivals, so we should not cover it, no matter how painful it was. A country will not move an inch forward until it reveals its dirt and reconcile itself with its past.

            I do not believe the Shaleqa had any fate on the war and he might have slowed down the demise of the Junta but was inevitable. Not many people doubt, EPLF, had built one of the most formidable military machinery in Africa. All that is now history as the country
            is tethering to disappear from the map of the world, so in the end, there is nothing to brag about any revolution as the final result has shown— not many people wish to live in inferno.

            I do not want to say much about current Ethio’s politics. It seems to me the Medemer chap has pullover by two opposite directions.

            Dawit and the 360 chaps seen him as weak PM because to them, he has to take decisive measures to control the instability in the country. It is easier said than done. Sitting in the DC office to prescribe to Abiy to emulate Americans’ past leaders shows how these people are out of touch are from the current reality. He should follow Washington’s lead is the usual line of advice. I do not know how 17th century USA is relevant to 21st Ethiopia is beyond me.

            The otherside also feels Abiy is abandoning the Ethnic Federalism constitution and see him as a “Unitarist”. He has been carrying over thousands of ants on his shoulders and shall see how far he can walk over to the promised land.

            Having said that, it is not my business to poke out my nose on how Ethio should be governed. I am just passing it as a comment, not in any way should be seen or read as rejection or endorsement of
            Abiy’s politics.

      • Nitricc

        Horizon; in Eritrea everything is done with out fanfare. it is just the way the Eritrean government of Eritrea works. it is the opposite of your government.

      • Berhe Y

        Hi Horizon,

        If this actually happened, I think it’s very good news. Personally I haven’t heard the news. Eritreans were asking the government to release prisoners as the condition could get worst due to the virus.

        I hope the government goes further and release all political prisoners as well.
        Regardless this is good news to the prisoners and their families and the country.

        Berhe

        • abdu

          salam Berhe Y

          yes it is true but these are part of the youth who were/are imprisoned from the funeral of haji Mussa on March 03.2018
          as of their number they are not in thousands as Dongolo claim
          91 from Hashfray and between six to ten from MaySurwa who were imprisoned on september 2017.
          how do I know i have family members who are released and some still there.

          • Dongolo

            Selam abdu Those from the funeral of Haji Mussa are only a small part of those released/being released.

          • Haile S.

            Selam Dongolo,

            Please calm down guys! The road to Era-Ero passes by Dongolo. Who is better informed than him?

            If the info is true, good for those who were allowed to respire the outside air and join their family.

          • Saleh Johar

            Selam Dongolo,
            The released are a small fraction of the total. Many youth remain in jail. H Th ey are from the two batches of the arrested. Those arrested during the Hajji Mussa funeral and those who were arrested from different places in Seraye last year. There are no thousands of released prisoners. The jails are still fulll

          • Brhan

            Hello Saleh,
            Also many from the released are slavery type and unlimited national service participants and now with unrest in Ethiopian with PF(DJ) illegal involvement there, it seems that the dictator is polishing his war mask….ገለ ኣብ ዓዲ ውግእ ውግእ ةይጨንወና ኣሎ ይብሉ ኣለው….He released them just to send them to the fire لا اعتقد الخير يجي من اسياس

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Horizon,

        It is because, news from PFDJ sycophants is not trustworthy. Otherwise it could have been worthy of debate. If you can not hear from the so called “released” there is no way we can proved from a sealed country from foreign reporters.

        • Brhan

          Hello Ustaz Amanuel,
          The news is true. Several sources verified to me the release of the prisonoers and they are the ones who were arrested after the Akhria private Islamic school peacful demonstration.
          But the release is a release from a small prison to be prisoned in a big prison. Some who were arrested are the unlimited slavery national service’s participants and they will be forced to go to the big prison. Others, will follow them by being taken to SAWA and until that they will have no freedom of movement. It is an artificial release as one person has said.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Dear Brhan,

            What I could say is: whether a small release or big release, it is good news for the family of the prisoners. If it is true we should welcome their release. In the political house of PFDJ, most of the time the prison houses are like a revolving door, in and out for different reasons. If now released from being jailed participating in demonstrations, tomorrow will be jailed for different reasons.

            In a country without rule of law, anyone of government officials will pull you and throw you to a jail. If we can not make a fundamental change, it is neither a progress nor a reform. For instance, look what Abiy Ahmed did. He emptied the prison houses, then in two weeks he filled up back again all the prison houses – if you get my drift. Thank you for verifying the info.

            Regard

      • Desbele

        Selam Horizon,
        Thanks for the concern.
        Thousands of prisoners have thousands of relatives who daily worry about the fate of their loved ones and followup their whereabouts.
        I called home to confirm Dongolo’s claim. None of the nine prisoners i know are released. They all are detained for years without trial just because of their faith. One of them is a mother of three , Jehovah witness , in prison for 7yrs now. The other five are prominent monks of Debrebizen monastry, detained one year ago. And the other three are Orthodox MedhanieAlem church members in prison for 12yrs.
        Thousands of prisoners released would not go unnoticed. Dongolos claim is either a lie or its only a handful of prisoners released.

    • Brhan

      Hello Dongolo,
      Thanks for the good news. Where else you can share it but awate.com. Where else can you be challenged, no where , but at awate.com. See the flow down under. This is freedom of speech that you can’t find but here. You see freedom of speech is sweet like honey and I strong believe you like to lick the honey. Continue, the honey is here and you won’t find it anywhere, specially at the Higdef

  • Sultan

    Happy late Sunday to all:
    -The TPLF surrendered and postponed its election indefinitely with an excuse of “ Worsening COVID-19 Crisis”
    -Trump doing his best to suppress voting by dismantling the USPS but met with stiff resistance and being forced to postpone the dismantling for the next 3 months.
    -Sen Kamala Harris ( VP candidate)helped the Biden Campaign to raise record highest $$ in 48 hrs($50 million)
    -The ELF Leadership and its corrupted political agenda was the major reason for its demise(Effective suicide)!
    -Per the confidential transcription of the DERGHI/ ESEPPA- ELF Leadership Meeting in E Germany moderated by Eric Honecker , the ELF leadership surrendered to derghi and agreed for Self/ Regional Autonomy
    -The Murderer Abdella Idris’s well armed ( by derghi)Faction tried to execute that agenda through the creation of Kollama Autonomy( I was /have been there, have seen that,Musie Bekhit and Ustaz Khalifa( Current ELF Leadership) are the living witnesses

    -The conspiracy about dismantling the ELF goes back to the Kagnew Eta business including IA-CIA secret Meeting per Georgio’s unconfirmed narration to avoid the Arab Ownership of Eritrea and its Red Sea( John Dallas’ original / strategy and Decision)

    -The last ELF-EPLF civil war was said to be the final step of dismantling the ELF

    -Indeed, the ELF fought a fierce battle against the ELF-EPLF joint operation at Sahil, Halhal and Eri-Sudanese border ,specially the Brigades commanded by Tesfay Tekhle ( RIP)in Sahil and Halhal and by Ustaz Ghebru Gaim and other commanders at the Eri-Sudanese border was but tough but a deadly one !
    -This was a joint CIA -MOSSAD conspiracy/Joint Operation
    -The involvement of the Arab League in general and that of Saudi Arabia and the Sudan in particular,for the ELF dismantling is/was but amusingly confusing but they have to comply with the CIA-MOSSAD order

    -Am not sure what the Operation Joshua and Moses from the Sudan to evacuate the Ethiopian Jews/Fellashas to Israel had to do with the ELF demise .
    I was involved in the largest Fellasha Evacuation operation ,coded as “ Operation Solomo” on May 24,1991when about 24K Fellashas were airlifted within 48 hrs and these operations had nothing to do the Eritrean Armed struggle to my best knowledge except when the Zionist State rewarded Col Menghistu with multi billion worth ammunitions and WMD including Napalm bombs and modified Mig 21-23 in exchange for the Fellasha evacuation!

    Finally:
    There is NOTHING wrong with challenging and criticizing this web as an Eritrean Gallant and formidable Lead-Opp Web for:

    -Being indifferent on the atrocities and destabilizing efforts by the TPLF against and on Eritreans, Ethiopians and the Somalis for 20yrs.

    To my nest knowledge and recall and in my opinion per my observation, the same web and its Team :

    a)NEVER criticized the TPLF about its destructive role and provocations against Eritrea, rather it had blamed all along the GoE as a culprit

    b) petitioned for the sanction of Eritrea( arguing that it only petitioned for targeted sanctions) and for the economic sabotage (Petitions against the EU Fund for Eritrea but indirectly advocated for the twice as much EU Fund for the TPLF Ethiopia

    c) NEVER protested or uttered a word against the region, religion and tribe based divisive and polarizing politics of the TPLF against Eritrea and Eritreans
    d) It indirectly attempted to side with the TPLF about the fake and toxic propaganda and campaign by the TPLF against Eritrea including downplaying the repeated TPLF provocative wars in all fronts and at times blaming the escaping of the EDF members for the provocative wars by the TPLF

    e) It never showed us a courage to go to the filthy Tigrai Regugee Camps to dig out the sufferings of our refugees there and to expose the lucrative human trafficking and smuggling by TPLF Agents and the abuse of the Eri ID by the TPLF to relocate its own Tegaru to well selected Western countries and Oceania in the name of Eritrean Refugees including through stealing of visas allocated to original Eritreans.

    • Sultan,

      read below and please edit your first sentence in accordance with nearly year long moratorium and Eritreans peace keeping in Ethiopia. Demilitarize and create cooler environment and circumstances in Ethiopia conducive for success and victory for all Ethiopians.

      Great wisdom and leadership by the TPLF and the maturity of all Ethiopian political forces in general. Kudos Tegaru.

      GitSAtSE

    • Paulos

      Sultan,

      Awate editors can only tolerate so much when you vector fake news. Do you remember what the late Charlton Heston said about the Second Amendment? Tegaru are saying the same about the election. It is set for ጳጉሜን 4!

      • Dongolo

        Paulos. Heston had Alzheimers. During the 1998-2000 TPLF organized Eritrean deportations, ‘Eritreans’(?) whose had either worked for the Derg or were half-casts with Tigrean fathers, were allowed to openly remain in Ethiopia. Which group do you fall in? To recall that you were openly boasting about your vacation travels to Tigray just before PM Abiy took power.

        • Abi

          Dongolo
          You forgot “Agazian “ in the possible answers.
          I got a question for you
          I know you were at some hotel in Addis representing Eritrea at the negotiation table just before the border war .
          Was there any indication that weyane would deport Eritreans if the negotiations failed? In other words, were Eritreans used as a bargain chips?

          • Paulos

            Abination,

            Din, din din brilliant! Sorry to see you falling onto the discussion of brilliant folks when they analyze the Weyanes.

          • Abi

            Paul
            One thing I know for sure is that one doesn’t need to be brilliant to analyze weyanes.
            Ok, I will stay out of your way when you brilliant guys analyze the weyanes.

        • Nitricc

          you were openly boasting about your vacation travels to Tigray

          Dongolo: the question is who takes their vacation in Tigray?
          A Tigryan one!!! the end.

        • Paulos

          Dongolo,

          Thing is, a Tigrean is riding you at his sociopathic whim including his protege who heads ህዝባዊ መኸተ including the man who takes care of his finances. Tembienay, Monkey and K’sha.

          Heston said about the Second Amendment—Over my dead body. That too Fratello. That too!

          • Dongolo

            Paul. In a diffident manner you endlessly seek recognition of your academic achievement while being strapped by a tribal mentality umbilical cord.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Dongolo,

            Dr Paulos does not need your recognition on his academic achievements. Absolutely, not. Instead of talking such childish talk, go and challenge his take, on the on going Ethiopian politics. TPLF and Tigrian people will challenge Abiy’s conspiracy to their “state” and his “state terrorism” to the entire Ethiopian people. So your challenge to Dr Paulos should be focused on the “state terrorist” of Abiy Ahmed, than crying on TPLF day in day out. What do you have to show what your boss did to our people? I think the “tutorial class” of Abiy by your boss is not working, as the people of Ethiopia are different in character in fighting their internal enemy. They are always ready to sacrifice for their own rights, a lesson to be learned from them.

          • Dongolo

            Selam Amanuel Hidrat. A more appropriate question is: What do you and Paulos have to show for 20+ of cohabitation with the TPLF? Re Dr. Paulos, are you not going to ask him (like you do others) to provide his full name & biography so we can judge his academic credentials ourselves? Or do you only reserve this question for Eritrean nationalists?

          • Nitricc

            are you not going to ask him (like you do others) to provide his full name & biography

            You are right. this guy is a hypocrite. They worked for weyane so hard and TPLF thugs are dead.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Dongolo,

            Don’t deflect the issue. You questioned his credentials and you arrogantly presented him as if he is looking for recognition from PFDJ sycophants. My reply to you was to dismiss your ridiculous misrepresenting him. Besides, I respect the credentials of anyone, whatever it is worth.

            Second, I make it clear that I abhor nicknames, whatever their color are, wether pro-Government or from the opposition. How do you know Dr Paulos is a nickname? It does not mean that those who use real names, without their pictures as their avatar, are nickname. I can give you examples whom I know, don’t use pictures, but use their real names to debate in this forum: Semere Tesfay, Semere Andom, and many more. Semere Tesfay whom I am contrarian to his views, is a real person unlike yourself, consolation, Nitricc…the gutless individuals who don’t believe on what they are talking, and hence are ghosts shouting from the hidden caves of the unknown.

          • Nitricc

            How do you know Dr Paulos is a nickname

            Hi Aman-H; please stop it. don’t make a fool out of yourself. to begin with Paulos is not a male nor that is her real name. because she a supporter of TPLF like yourself, you can’t bent the truth.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Hi Nitricc,

            Tell me what his name is? otherwise stop this PFDJ baseless talking point. Talking about his gender without identifying his name is garbage talking.

          • Nitricc

            Hi Aman-H you are the one talking garbage. Paulos is a female; take that to the bank. because she is digital like you, you can’t deny the facts. deal with it.

          • Abi

            General
            I know you never paid enough attention so let me help you out here. ( you’re most welcome)
            My half brother Paul is my half sister Papillon. See, I can switch a sister into a brother anytime I want.
            Am I a genius or what!

            Here are some of Awate’s finest who use nicknames.
            Brother Paulos of Asmara
            Saint Fantiness of Accra
            Pope Khokob Selam of Bahir Dar
            King Sultan of Gonder
            General Nitricc of Gojam

            I can give you names of at least two awatista who used 5 nicknames ( No, Hope is not included.)

            My favorite part in this website is figuring out who is who when they come with different nickname.
            I’m enjoying it.

          • David Samson

            Selam Abi,
            You have missed or omitted another important person/s who has/have been around since eternity: Abinet and Abi.

          • Abi

            David
            Don’t be surprised if you see me omit myself from the list. It is my selfless nature to give priorities to others:)
            Thing is the nickname “Abi” was given to me by the legendary awatista LT of Stockholm. I didn’t try to deceive others with different nicknames.

          • Nitricc

            I will give a test and see how you do. When she came to the forum her nick was the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo then she change to……then to Papillion then to Paulose. what was the nick she used after Dragon lady and before Papillion? feel in the blank and I will see how well you do. Anyway; why am I from Gojjam? because I love their ladies and their fertile land? lol

          • Abi

            General
            Sorry, I have got no clue. It must be before I sighed up at Awate university.
            Are you talking about Hayat Adem?
            Hayat and Pappi were here at the same time.

          • Nitricc

            Abiy you were here. think.

          • Semere Tesfai

            Selam Nitric

            “When she came to the forum her nick was the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo then she change to……then to Papillion then to Paulose. what was the nick she used after Dragon lady and before Papillion?”

            I think it is “Wuqatto Lady” as a lady with a tattoo

            I remember distinctly three things what said back then

            1. She was from (father’s side) Areza – Seraye

            2. Her parents were rich Eritreans who had three Tigrean housemaids – which her father was very harsh towards these poor Tigrean housemaids.

            3. Sho was very cultured Asmarino who wildly partied and frequented in all the landmarks of Asmara.

            4. She said, she have a lose cousin Tegadalay who died died in vain. And she feels sorry him.

            For many reasons, I always try my level best not to get ticketed by the Awate traffic cops – which I had crossed the redline few times. And with the “Wuqatto/Draggon/ Papillion/Paulos lady” was one of them. I called her spoiled-brat (በሽቃጥ) and was warned by the Awate Moderator at the gate – which I yielded back.

            Semere Tesfai

          • Nitricc

            Hi Semere; good job and good memory. I really like Paplion and i have no personal grudges with her or anyone else for that matter. She just happen to stand with opposite for what i stand for. When she defended day and night the people of Tigray and TPLF thugs; she keeps trashing the people of Eritrea and EPLF. You don’t have to be Eritrean to stand and respect the nation and her people for misery after misery they went through. All you need to be is a decent human being. When i think what the people of Eritrea and the nation went through by heart bleeds and i won’t allow the brave people to be trashed and through and through. And you absolutely right her love affir with TIgrayas started how the Tigryan maids were treated. I have no problem with that but to trash everything Eritrean is unacceptable.
            I think she said her village name was Adi-NaAmin. I have no clue where it is but good enough for me as long as it is in Eritrea and she is Eritrean. One can love and adore TPLF thugs and the people of Tigray but it shouldn’t be at the expense of the nation and people of Eritrea. Do Eritrea have problems; yes. is PFDJ has flaws yes; should they be questioned and criticized absolutely but every misery came from TPLF thugs.Had they accepted the peace deal, Eritrea could have been saved from the 20 years agony. I have to read anything positive from her about Eritrea. At the end of the day, it is the nation, a nation come with unthinkable sacrifices and blood shade.

          • Semere Tesfai

            Selam Nitricc

            These are her/his words that were said about a decade ago –

            1. – Her love for the pen name – b’Alti W’qatto Arwe (As in a girl with a tattoo) :

            “I was in a middle of reading the much hyped and a run-away best seller book “A Girl With A Dragon Tattoo” when I run into Saleh Younis’ series on “Isaias Shrugged” based on Ayn Rand’s quasi philosophy in defence of Individualism and Capitalism (Atlas Shrugged). As Sal was making comments on Isaias’ crude translation of certain English technical words into Tigrigna, I thought I use the title of the book that I was reading for a pen name. And it got stuck. Hope you don’t find it a bad taste.”

            2. – Our writing styles, the words and phrases we use, the people we admire, the authors we frequently quote, our political convictions…… are the fingerprints that identify us when we use different pen names. Now you can check how many times Samuel Huntington has been used under different pen names – but same commenter :

            “If I could borrow Samuel Huntington, the weakness of nations is attributed to the decay of their institutions as such the underdog falls prey to the wealthy as the latter owns the political process. As much as the sub-saharan Africa narrates the same story, Eritrea stands out to be alone in a grey area. That is, the regime in Eritrea seems to overlap between the “isms” where totalitarianism and authoritarianism compete to describe it”

            3. – The Woyane lies, deceit and propaganda

            “Every year with in the week of May 24, every Eritrean of an Ethiopian origin is not allowed to roam in the streets of Asmara. They are told to stay home (read: house arrest). If anybody (An Eritrean of an Ethiopian origin) is caught roaming in the streets of Asmara, they would be thrown into prison and would be liable to pay six hundred Naqfa to be released if not they would need somebody with an Eritrean ID to ‘bail’ them out. Eritrea is dubbed North Korea of Africa. Eritrea is isolated and insulated as if it is a “leper colony”.

            Sara:
            Your comment reminded me what SOLOMIE used to profess on her nightly press release, during the 98/99/00 war.

            In the words of the legendary Abi …………
            Some of us remember …………..

            Semere Tesfai

          • Desbele

            Selam Semere.

            I am eye witness that every word you quoted in #3. is correct. I am wondering if you are denying it.

          • Consolation

            Selam Desale,

            Item 3) starts with,

            3. – The Woyane lies, deceit, duplicity, and propagandas

            I remember the story of a Tigrayan who sold his house and left for Tigray later claiming to have been dispossessed of his property. The only problem is that he was lying as his own daughter exposed. Lying, deceit, duplicity, theft has become second-nature to your people. Therefore, we will need more that your word to accept what you claim!

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Selam Consolation
            Is that the reason Isayas lies daily, to his teeth, if you believe it is in their nature? As you know, he is 2nd generation, from Tembien. If you need a witness, you can call Yemane Jamaica but no need for it since you already know.
            Do you see how bad and utterly false to stereotype?

          • Consolation

            Selam MM,

            It is a cultural thing and not ethnic. There is not much difference between Tigrayans and Eritreans in their biological DNA. It is in our cultural DNA that we differ as the north and south pole. In the 27 years of their rule, they showed everyone in the neighbourhood their lying, backstabbing, thieving, prostituting nature. Now why does that ruffle your feathers?

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Well, Consolation
            The reason is you adore Isayas [Big Tigrayan that he is, actually Royal family descendant] and you abhor other Tigrayans here.
            You know all those who are major players in HGDF [Isayas, Kisha, Monkey, Asmelash, etc.] are Tigrayan descendants that you can’t love enough and I see hypocrisy.

          • mad mullah

            Hello MM,
            When you say all those folks are from Tigray. Do you mean they were born in Tigray and came to Eritrea or born in Eritrea? My second question is why are so many in Eritrean leadership Tigrayan? Out of 5 million Eritrean, we couldn’t produce any leaders of our own like Adris Awate, Ibrahim Sultan, etc… Or at its worst if we have are going to create denqorocracy it isn’t of our own making…
            I read in Andebrhan Welde Giorgis book what one thing IA hated the most was being called Agame behind his back. I am sure no one survived that called him that to his face. I was raised in Asmara… but isn’t agame just a region of Tigray closest to Eritrea. I know it has a negative connotation.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Hey MM (we have same initials btw)
            I meant those who born in Eritrea but from Tigray families. My problem with these HGDF riff-raff supporters is they keep blaming the Tigraian people for everything while they worship these few high level HGDF criminals, when they know they hailed from Tigray. To make it worse, some of them are just like them. I never seen hypocrite like HGDF supporters at all.
            About that Andebrhan, he was the mafia’s tool and now he saying this…he is part of the problem.

          • mad mullah

            My question is why were they deported back to Tigray. I thought both countries Eritrean decent to Eritrea and Ethiopian decent back to Ethiopia. You mean we had a chance to deport these no good HGDF members back to Ethiopia and missed out on opportunity.
            I am surprised no one has asked why IA doesn’t get deported? I think Eritrea’s problem would be solved by deportation. The guy is no good miserable feudal lord.
            I personally enjoy reading Andebrhan… I don’t know if you have read his book. It is eye opener at least for me. I am not here to defend him but anyone that is openly for rule of law and opposes Issias I listen and see what they have to say…
            I know we were colonized by the Italian but don’t characterize Eritrean belonging to Mafia… It is not our culture. We might have denqorocracy but don’t know about Mafia.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            MM,
            You may not recall what Andebrhan had said to his comrades, G15, before. Now when the table turned on him, he try to act different person. I personally don’t buy it.
            [It is not our culture. We might have denqorocracy but don’t know about Mafia]? I respectfully disagree with you on this. We have worse than that.

          • mad mullah

            MM,
            It doesn’t sound like you read his book. Go ahead and read his book. He is transparent about what happened and what was happening during that time. Of course, when I see him and his recent work for last couple of years I appreciate the fact that is fighting against issiasism.
            I think about what kind of Eritrea I want to see in 15-20 years and exposure of inner working of EPLF in 1990’s and 2000’s is essential knowledge for not repeating denqorocracy.
            I don’t think we need to describe Eritrean life using Italian terminology. 50 years of colonization is enough. I dont see any mafia in the Eritrean community in diaspora.
            We do have an organization called EPLF which has been trying to turn a civil society into a guerrilla movement in mountain for last 20 years. That is highest form of denqorocracy. We Eritrean need to acknowledge and fight against denqorocracy if we are going to form a civil society.

          • mad mullah

            Hello Consolation,
            Those are strong stereotypes but I think there is significant cultural difference between Tigrinya speakers in Eritrea and Tigray….
            I don’t know if it makes any sense to attribute all the negative values to a group. That kind of approach denies a person humanity.
            Have you heard of the Haile Selassie Principle.

          • Semere Tesfai

            Selam Desbele

            Oh I forgot something. Just few hours ago, b’Alti W’qatto Arwe (As in a girl with a dragon tattoo) said…………

            “Thing is, a Tigrean is riding you at his sociopathic whim including his protege who heads ህዝባዊ መኸተ including the man who takes care of his finances. Tembienay, Monkey and K’sha. You have been scr*wed royally by Tigreans. Royally!”

            So, what do you think?

            Semere Tesfai

          • Desbele

            Selam Semere

            ““Every year with in the week of May 24, every Eritrean of an Ethiopian origin is not allowed to roam in the streets of Asmara. They are told to stay home (read: house arrest). If anybody (An Eritrean of an Ethiopian origin) is caught roaming in the streets of Asmara, they would be thrown into prison and would be liable to pay six hundred Naqfa to be released if not they would need somebody with an Eritrean ID to ‘bail’ them out. Eritrea is dubbed North Korea of Africa. Eritrea is isolated and insulated as if it is a “leper colony”.
            The above statement is true. I witnessed it in Asmara until 2012.

            ‘Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.’

          • mad mullah

            Hello Desbele,
            You are just making wild accusation or noise.

          • Desbele

            Hi mad mullah,
            I was in Asmara and i witness it. By the way it is not that big deal by pfdj’s standard. Didnt they execute disabled fighters in broad day light? Dont they put thousands of faith leaders in dungeons without trial? Dont they shoot to kill behind Eritreans crossing the border? Wild accusations? Fool yourself. ፈሊጡ ዝደቀሰ ኣበራቢርካዮ ኣይትንስእን

          • Nitricc

            Deadbele; I thought you born and raised in Ethiopia? what a lair. Now you are expert in Asmara? do you forget the story you told us? wow people suck.

          • Desbele

            ንትርክ፤ ሓንጎል ደርሆ፣
            ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ዓብየ። ደይ ከማካ ስድራይ ትግርኛ ምሒሮምኒ። ብጀካ ናቕፋን ኣሰብን ዳርጋ ኩሉ ኩርንዓት ኤርትራ ርእየ። ብወለንታይ ኣብ ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ከይደ። ን 6 ዓመት ተሳቲፈ። ንውሁዳት ጉጅለ ኢሳያስ ዘርብሕ ወፍሪ ባርነት ምኳኑ ተረዲአ ከኣ ካብ ኤርትራ ወጺአ። ንግፍዕታት ስርዓት ህግደፍ ንምምስካር ክኢላ ምኳን ኣየድልን እዩ። ሰብ ኩን። ሰብዓዊ ክብሪ ክርደኣኩም,ንስካን ኣዋፈርትካን ሰብ ኩኑ።

          • Nitricc

            Deabele; So why not go to your country Tigray? Do you think we don’t know? whatever happened to your TPLF created institution AKA the simmer? Your reached your lowest of low when you told the lie about May 24 and Ethiopians. that is not even possible but for lairs; there is no problem that is a lie.

          • Desbele

            ንትርክ;
            ዓደቦይ ሽመዛና ፣ ኣከለ ጉዛይ ፣ ውሽጢ ኤርትራ እዩ። ኣብ ስድራ ቤት ዝተሓንጸ መንነት እዩ ዘለኒ። ንስኻ ኣበይ እዩ ዓድካ?
            የማነ ማንኪ ጠፍጢፉ ዝሰርሖ መንነት ፣ ነውሪ እዩ ኣይንገርን እዩ ድዮም ኢሎምካ፧ ሕጅውን ማዕዳይ ካብ ዕዝምና ወጺእካ ሰብ ክትከውን እዩ።

          • Nitricc

            Deadbele; I am African American. so that why you are die hard Agazian?

          • Desbele

            ንትርክ;
            ነኣ ድኣ ዝሓወይ ፣ መበቆል ዓድኻ እየ ሓቲተካ፣ በሓደ ኣፊቱ ? ወይስ ,ዓደቦኦም ክጽውዑ ዘይክእሉ diaspora pfdj , African American በሉ እዮም ተባሂሎም?

          • Nitricc

            Deadbele; My parents are from Eritrea; you know the one and only Eritrean. They are Eritreans. Why don’t you answer me why you become a die hard Agazianis?

          • Desbele

            ንትርክ;
            ኣብ ኤርትራ ኣበይ ዓዲ ? እንታይነት ኣገዲሱኒ ኣይኮንኩን ዝሓተካ ፣ ክሳብ ክንደይ ፍልጠት መንነትካ ትፈልጥ እየ ከረጋግጽ። ብግምተይ , ኣበይ ከማን ኣይትፈልጦን። ኣብ ዝተፈላለየ ግዜ፣ ወያነ፣ ስመር፣ ኣጋዝያን ስሚካኒ ኢኻ። ኩሉ ኣይኮንኩን። ስለ ሰብዓዊ ክብሪ ኤርትራውያን ዝግደስ ኤርትራዊ ኢልካ ሕሰበኒ።
            ወይጦ ህግደፍ ካብ ምዃን ዝከፍእ ካልእ ተግባር የለን። ኣውራ ስም ጸላኢና ኢሳያስን እቶም ንሕና ንሱ ትብሉ ኢሳያሳውያን ኢኹም። ወዝደሓንካ

          • Nitricc

            Deadbele; Not that i don’t know where my parents are but I just beleive in one Eritrea. however if must need to know my father is from Himbrti and my mom is from Adi-Quntsi, don’t ask me where that is. You said you are not Agazian why are you deceiving me? you are here defending the TPLF thugs day and night while trashing Eritrea. Why?

          • David Samson

            Selam Nitricc,

            Since you have refused to visit your country of birth, I suggest you should watch series of highlanders custom and tradition by Mokenen Tesfay: YouTube title: Mosiac Bahli. You are definatley from a group of clans called “Lego Chiwa. They had rich tradition stretching to the 10th century. Legends have it: The Bilen had initially settled in the region called Zawel and then migrated to the low lands.

            Your ancestors had good manners, but you seem to lack any
            of your forefathers’ traits

          • Nitricc

            Your ancestors had good manners, but you seem to lack any of your forefathers’ traits

            Dawit; what do you know about me personally? Because i won’t take your convoluted arguments that does not make me a person lacking manners. Now i ask you what do you know about me?

          • Desbele

            ንፉዕ ንትሪክ፣ ሕምብርቲ ርእየያ ይፈልጥየ። ማይ ነፍሒ ሓሊፍካ ትርከብ። ዓዲ ቆንጺ ብስም እምበር ከይደያ ኣይፈልጥን። ኣይከምዝሓሰብኩካን።
            ንኤርትራ ተናሹ ኢልካኒ ፣ መኣስ፣ እንታይ ኢለ ? ንትግራይ ትጣበቕ ውን ኢልካ ብከመይ?
            ንትርክ፣ ሓቂ ቀቢርካ ዝኽየድ ስጉሚ የለን። ሓሶት እንተ ርእየ ክዛረብ እየ። ኣብ ናይ ሎሚ ዛዕባ ንኣብነት ተጋሩ ኣብ ቅንያት በዓል ናጽነት ይእሰሩ እዮም ኢለ። እዚ ሓቂ እዩ ። ብዓይነይ ርእየዮ እየ። ንተጋሩ ኣይኮንኩን ዝጣበቅ ንሓቂ እየ።
            ንስኻውን ንስለ ሓቂ እምበር ንፖለቲካ ህሊናካ ኣይትሽጥ

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Hi Nitrickay,

            I know there are many who comment under the same nickname “Nitricc”. This one is, one of them who hasn’t seen Eritrea and the Eritrean people inside Eritrea. He promised here to render “national service” more than ten years ago. And yet he didn’t fulfill his promise. He is acting more Eritrean than Desbele who rendered national service in Eritrea. What stupidity he displays to question Desbele’s Eritreaness?

          • Nitricc

            Hi Aman-H; how do you know Deadbele rendered national service? You have a habit shooting aimlessly. How do you know? Besides you are exposed how hypocrite you are when Semere Tesfay told us his child rendered her national service at Halibet Hospital you had the nerve to tell Semere ” oh the safe one” then asked you if any of your child’s did any service, shamelessly you say no. You see not about the nick name or rendering national service but it is about honesty and integrity. You are her kissing TPLF day and night while you sold your people and country, what is the point? even one day you never say a word of criticism about your masters, TPLF. why is that?

          • Abi

            Dongolo
            Exactly my frustrations with Paul. Tribalism is killing my half brother.

      • Consolation

        Dr, Paulos,

        Sorry to burst your hopes. There is a split within the TPLF leadership, There is a group led by Debretsion that wants to join the rest of Ethiopia and save Tigray from the impending doom. There is also group led by Getachew Asseffa that sees no benefit in that because they are indicted criminals. The letter, some claim, is genuine and was written by the former group. The latter have repudiated the letter through the media which is under their control! Whatever happens, the TPLF is a goner! As I have repeatedly pointed out to you, you are totally unprepared for what is coming! You are so emotionally attached to the TPLF thugs that you will suffer a severe breakdown when they are erased. I worry about you!

        • Paulos

          Sure thing cabro’n. Sure thing.

  • Sultan

    Happy late Sunday to all:
    -The TPLF surrendered and postponed its election indefinitely with an excuse of “ Worsening COVID-19 Crisis”
    -Trump doing his best to suppress voting by dismantling the USPS but met with stiff resistance and being forced to postpone the dismantling for the next 3 months.
    -Sen Kamala Harris ( VP candidate)helped the Biden Campaign to raise record highest $$ in 48 hrs($50 million)
    -Akkmna niflet
    -SaAnina MaEre eghrina yikhun
    -Respect others so as to be respected
    -We should practice what we preach
    -The ELF Leadership and corrupted political agenda was the major reason for its demise(Effective suicide)!
    -Per the confidential transcription of the DERGHI/ ESEPPA- ELF Leadership Meeting in E Germany moderated by Eric Honecker , the ELF leadership surrendered to derghi and agreed for Self/ Regional Autonomy
    -The Murderer Abdella Idris’s well armed ( by derghi)Faction tried to execute that agenda through the creation of Kollama Autonomy( I was /have been there, have seen that,Musie Bekhit and Ustaz Khalifa( Current ELF Leadership) are the living witnesses
    -The conspiracy about dismantling the ELF goes back to the Era Kagnew business including IA-CIA secret Meeting per Georgio’s unconfirmed narration to avoid the Arab Ownership of Eritrea and its Red Sea( John Dallas’ original / strategy and Decision)
    -The ELF-EPLF civil war was said to be the final step of dismantling the ELF
    -Indeed, the ELF fought a fierce battle against the ELF-EPLF joint operation at Sahil, Halhal and Eri-Sudanese border ,specially the Brigades commanded by Tesfay Tekhle ( RIP)in Sahil and Halhal and by Ustaz Ghebru Gaim and other commanders at the Eri-Sudanese border was but tough but deadly !
    -This was a joint CIA -MOSSAD conspiracy/Joint Operation
    -The involvement of the Arab League in general and that of Saudi Arabia and the Sudan in particular,for the ELF dismantling is/was but amusingly confusing but they have to comply with the CIA-MOSSAD order
    -Am not sure what the Operation Joshua and Moses from the Sudan to evacuate the Ethiopian Jews/Fellashas to Israel had to do with the ELF demise .
    I was involved in the largest Fellasha Evacuation operation ,coded as “ Operation Solomon on May 24,1991when about 24K Fellashas were airlifted within 48 hrs and these operations had nothing to do the Eritrean Armed struggle to my best knowledge except when the Zionist State rewarded Col Menghistu with multi billion worth ammunitions and WMD including Napalm bombs and modified Mig 21-23 in exchange for the Fellasha evacuation!
    Finally:
    There is NOTHING wrong with challenging and criticizing this web as an Eritrean Gallant and formidable Lead-Opp Web for:
    -Being indifferent on the atrocities and destabilizing efforts by the TPLF against and on Eritreans, Ethiopians and the Somalis for 20yrs

    To my nest knowledge and recall and in my opinion per my observation, the same web and its Team :
    a)NEVER criticized the TPLF about its destructive role and provocations against Eritrea, rather it had blamed all along the GoE as a culprit

    b) petitioned for the sanction of Eritrea( arguing that it only petitioned for targeted sanctions) and for the economic sabotage (Petitions against the EU Fund for Eritrea but indirectly advocated for the twice as much EU Fund for the TPLF Ethiopia

    c) NEVER protested or uttered a word against the region, religion and tribe based divisive and polarizing politics of the TPLF against Eritrea and Eritreans

    d) It indirectly attempted to side with the TPLF about the fake and toxic propaganda and campaign by the TPLF against Eritrea including downplaying the repeated TPLF provocative wars in all fronts and at times blaming the escaping of the EDF members for the provocative wars by the TPLF

    e) It never showed us a courage to go to the filthy Tigrai Regugee Camps to dig out the sufferings of our refugees there and to expose the lucrative human trafficking and smuggling by TPLF Agents and the abuse of the Eri ID by the TPLF to relocate its own Tegaru to well selected Western countries and Oceania in the name of Eritrean Refugees including through stealing of visas allocated to original Eritreans.
    f) While preaching Reconciliation among Eritreans but at times, acting otherwise in / with an obstructionist and contrarian approaches/ways in the name of telling the truth in a tit-for-tat kind of unconstructive approach

    On Specific Ethiopian Business.

    -As some Awatistas here protested,I don’t recall this web criticizing the TPLF for its atrocities on Ethiopians( the more than 1 million unaccounted for Amharas, the Oromo, Somali and Gambella close to a
    genocide style massacre besides the torturing of prisoners ….not to mention the massacre of people in Addis on a day light in 2005!

    -Remaining silent and indifferent on the current Terrorist style destabilizing efforts by the TPLF and its proxies besides the gross and open sabotage of the Abiy Govt and its noncompliance to the Federal Govt Laws and Decrees.

    -Remaining silent about the destructive/ mob style demonstrations, which have been involved in the killing of hundreds of innocent Ethiopians due to their faith and destruction of churches and businesses as inspired by NONE but by Jawar Mohammed and yet blaming the victim and sympathizing with the culprit.

    Of utmost importance, the intensive propaganda against the Ethio-Eritrea Peace Deal in general and against Dr AAA in particular, through treacherous and confusing pretexts is but an uncalled for approach, at least in my opinion!
    Oops, sorry for the “ inconsistent and rumbling”!
    As a compensation for the above rumbling
    Enjoy this Classic Tigrayit artful Cultural Music and Dance.

  • Brhan

    Thank you Saleh,
    እወ ከም ዓቅምኽን ሕለም፡
    It is great saying and also you know the Arabic proverb مد رجلك قد فراشك ኣራጣጥሕ ግን ከም ዓራትካ. I belived the proverb worked well and will work well in our strugle against the dictator. A few justice seekers in the West, and particulary in Nort America, in my belief , understood the saying and worked by its message. If we can bring change, then the first step starts in our ground. The PF(DJ) used to terroize , harras and control the Dispora communities and their institutions, including faith based instituions. But a very wise justice seeker working in low profile and with great professionalims exposed the regime and made the 2% illegal and when the PF(DJ) reps continued to collect the tax in mafia style, they were again exposed and more ever deported to Eritrea. Faith based institutions are now free from PF(DJ) infiltration. PF(DJ) reps, cadres and their propagators are now ከምዛ ኣብ ማይ ዝኣተወት ኣንጭዋ. They tell about their meeting in seceret do it in secret. Back to squar one…ዋህዮ ንየው በላ ሕሹኽሹኽ ዝኣመላ .
    The oppositon and just seekers also did the same task when it comes to fighting COVID 19. The worked , fund rasised and send help to Eritrean refugees in the Sudan and Ethiopia. That is because the dreamt about what they can do and achieved their dream.
    That is the great teaching of the saying and La Aluta Continua!!

    • Selamat Sultan,

      “-The TPLF surrendered”
      Unbecoming statements of any Eritrean to use such inflammatory language when you give due heavy consideration of all that is at stake.

      Your excellent news shared should be applauding the TPLF leadership for coming to their senses. There is a very big historical role for all Eritreans to play as peace impartial ambassadors to held clear the rode of all dangerous debris until all Ethiopians will be celebrating a monumental victory that surely will pay great dividends for our predicament. Our good brotherly and sisterly neighbors are pregnant and are expecting a miraculous birth in the not too long future and all hands should be on deck to make all the necessary safeguards preparations to witness our regions first born with the following long name JUSTICE, EQUALITY, PROSPERITY, PEACE AND JOY.

      For a period a little short of than a year we Eritreans should refrain from utilizing live wire inflammatory languages and enmity attitudes irrespective of how justified we feel of any resentments towards any of the political parties competing in a fair and open elections to take a giant leap in this the second or third are higher phase of their miraculous political maturity and wisdom. Eritreans should put this Ethiopian miraculous deserved victory above all need including their own Eritrean needs.

      As all men are not all good nor are all men all bad. I take this opportunity to call upon the Eritrean Presidential Office to propose a decree that there are only friends and historical brothers and sisters in Ethiopia starting from our closest kin Tegaru Ethiopians all the way to southern regions of Gambela in the entirety of the Ethiopian political federal maps and within all the regional regions of Ethiopia. And thus all Eritreans are to shower love, good will and an all Ethiopian victory for all the Ethiopian dignified peoples. There should be a moratorium on all negativity and talks of enmity towards every political register political parties of Ethiopia inclusive of the Prosperity Party lead by his excellency Prime Minister Abbiy and the Tigrean People’s Revolutionary Party who have a lions share of nearly equal responsibility to deliver absolute deserved victory to the Federal Republic of Ethiopia.

      His excellency the head of State of Eritrea President Isaias Afeworqi should utilize all that is within his power, wisdom and vast experience in sound leadership of the Eritrean nation to guide to a safe and victorious landing of East Africa’s First born with the long name JUSTICE, peace, Equality, dignity prosperity and total victory for all Ethiopians. All hands on deck to assure this victory means it includes first above all others his excellency President Isaias Afeworqi to impart great guidance and sound advice for his good friend young, inspirational transformative leader PM Abiy to lead his Ethiopian Federal Republic to the deserved total successful victory.

      So Dear Sultan commit as of this moment to abide by a moratorium on all negative resentment language of enmity towards all Ethiopian entities. We Eritreans should lead the unifying narrative for Ethiopians by remaining impartial and unbiased eyes and voices of reason and pragmatism for all Ethiopians to commence their one nation common and proud history that all dignified nationalities of Ethiopia equally own.

      Kudos for the TPLF leadership to join team Ethiopia and play with an added sense of responsibility to all Ethiopians. Proud day for Tigray region. Surrender was when they took the ball and refused to hold a fair contest of a ball game and go home. This wise decision is testament of Tigrayan conquerors under the leadership of the TPLF.

      So Sultan please edit your first sentence. Yes Hope start with you hope.

      GitSAtSE

      • Brhan

        ካብ ቀደሙ እንዶ ጻጸ….ብምንታይ ክትርኢ… ልዕል እሞ በል ንስልጣን ክትረኽቦ ኢኻ
        Sorry worng number

        • መርሓባ ብርሃን፣

          ኣብያትኒ አንድያ። አንቑዕ ኣነስ ኣይተጋደልኩ። ቶኪሰ በዚ ዕውር ዓይነይ ጎቦ ከማን ኣይምጨመትኩን።

          ሸለል በሎ

          ጻጸ

      • Girma

        Selam GitSAtSE,

        Do you honestly believe that holding a statutory election is diabolical stuff, but to rule without mandate, a wisdom ?

        I understand when Eritreans are comfortable with their status quo. But, trying to convince us to give up our basic human rights, to elect our MPs or to demand the rule of law and instead lead a life in which one big Boss takes care of everything is a no-go for us Ethiopians.

        • Selamat Girma,

          Welcome to Awate forum it will give me great pleasure to engage with you my brother first and foremost and certainly in the spirit of the good neighbor who would do for his neighbor as he does for himself I will respond to your question with not only honesty and a STRONG belief under the theme and banner of Ethiopia First! Yes ኢትዮጵያ ትቅደም!

          ማለተይ ብትግርኛ ቁሩብ ከብረሀን አዘን አዋናዊ ቃላት። ሙሉአ ዓዋት ን ጎሮቤት ሃገረ ኢትዮጵያ ቀዳምነት ወይ ቀዳማይ ይኹን። ብጌጋ ወይ ናብ ሓሶት ትርጉም ክልተ ቃላት “ኢትዮጵያ ትቅደም” ከይትዎስዶ ብምኽንያት ጭርሖ ናይ ትማል ጨኮንቲ ሓይሊ ምንባረን።

          So first allow me to demand for a truthful question from you in order for me to reciprocate in kind with my honest belief. I suspect the brother Girma is a young law practitioner and so I will do my best to provide an answer that will be hopefully on par and worth of the future JUDICIOUS Ethiopian leaders.

          1. I do not believe “holding election is diabolical stuff” nor to the best of my recollection have I ever believed and testified either in written form or spoken the words “holding a statutory election is diabolic stuff”

          2. I strongly believe and am strongly committing my self to fight for the success and full victory of an all Ethiopians holding a statutory election as I posses no doubt whatsoever of my very strong belief the holding of a statutory election in Ethiopia is the antithesis to “diabolic”.

          A more honest or better question to ask would have been to be specific and direct of where you are either miss understanding or miss perceiving and certainly miss representing my views which leads me to my second educated guess that you are a litigation law practitioner and not a constitutional law practitioner. The reason I say this is because it maybe very well possible you are utilizing the skill set of a future litigator when you conveniently omit the specific election you conveniently to identify as specifically Ethiopian election. Why not be specific with where our differences, if any at all may lie, by pointing to the specific ETHIOPIAN statuary election to elect the specific Ethiopian statuary election for Ethiopians of the specific Ethiopian Tigrai Region to select their Ethiopian Tigrai Regional Administration representatives.

          I am going to take a very educated guess that the intent of the letter of the law does matter significantly in addition to the equal weight of the written letter of the law itself. In the entirety of your above inquiry you mention not a single time the word “Ethiopian” as in Ethiopian. In addition to the untruth of attempting to paint me to have a negative of the worst kind view with your usage of “diabolic” you further commit the grave errors of presumptions to make a mistake that I an Eritrean and the great many of Eritreans with your claim “…when Eritreans are comfortable with their status quo” which is not only further from the truth but also loaded with the undercurrent of knowing of you knowing better than Eritreans in matters of justice and the rights of the citizens of any sovereign state. It is either pure ignorance on your part that is pardonable but to stoke the undercurrent of enmity where there is NONE whatsoever AND if there is traces of enmity of I assure I wholeheartedly believe there should be no enmity or ill will for all of Ethiopia and certainly for Ethiopia’s Tigrai Administration.

          I will answer the honest question you want to ask and should of asked:

          Do I Solomon Haile Ghebresillasie aka GitSAtSE honestly believe that it is WRONG to hold “a statutory” election in the Tigrai Region in in September?

          Yes I do believe it is WRONG to for the Ethiopian Tigrai Administration to hold a “statutory” election specifically and only in the Ethiopian Tigrai Administration Region for countless valid reasons that I will gladly list for you and have a civil dialogue about the the matter.
          For now I will give you only one reason. The specific planned election in the Ethiopian Tigrai Region maybe dressed as a statuary election but there is nothing statutory about according the the Ethiopian Constitutional Law of the land implemented in 1994.
          And I submit as proof exhibit1: Your entire written statement of inquiry above. You are right in omitting to address it explicitly as “Ethiopian” and “Statutory” Election. Because the election you have in mind is not statutory, i.e is unconstitutional and an illegal act according to the Ethiopian Constitution of 1994 therefore un Ethiopian since the rule of law reigns supreme in Ethiopia.
          Don’ take my word for it. Take your own words for it above.

          That is only one and the first of numerous sound and responsible reasons to follow.

          I will adhere the floor to you Brother Girma for your right to a rebuttal.

          In the spirit of all of us Eritreans and Ethiopians to work diligently and responsibly towards the sacred goal of attaining the guaranteed full success and victory for HOLDING AN ALL ETHIOPIA’S STATUTORY ELECTION.

          ETHIOPIA FIRST! ኢትዮጵያ ትቅዳም

          ብዝዝዝ ብዝዝዝ ለትስ ገት ቢዚ ዘን!

          ጻጽ ዘ ጃይ

        • Teodros Alem

          girma
          Let me respond like u guys style, 3A will be emperor of ethiopia, he will be baptize in church first amd mosque and he will be crown emperor Abiy Ahmed Ali the first, if u guys don’t like it use article 39 and get the heel out of ethiopia.

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam Tedros Alem,

            Every time I read your post, I feel like I was enjoying my glass of milk only to look down and see a swimming fly.
            I read Ras Abi’s response to you the other day, the only consolation I got from the “DEBATE”. A little chuckle.

            Mr. K.H

          • Teodros Alem

            kin h
            And u will be returned where u belong to ur slave owner, u, abi, horizon , u guys r still slave, mentally slaves with big “hode”.
            by the way if oromos ” aba geda” , and tigrai ” baggars” culture has to be respected so do my culture has to be respected and that is my culture. I think i made a fair argument.

        • Kim Hanna

          Selam Girma,

          I hope to read your response to GitSAtSE with all the trimmings.

          Just like yours, his professional and technical level response is compelling. I also look forward to a simplified easy to understand solution with a goodwill spirit.

          As I look at it as a lay person, I want a different approach. Just like Abiy and Al Sisi during the filling of the GERD dam.

          If you remember, 1st it was announced in the media that the filling of the Dam has started in the middle of the negotiation. Then we saw pictures of filled and overflowing Dam. (everyone knew what took place.)
          Al Sisi was mad and wanted to know the meaning of this, talking in front of his people.

          The Abiy government, if they were foolish, could have said the stark truth about it. ” We did it, what are you going to do about it.”
          However, the intelligent and smart Abiy government responded by saying, the Dam just filled up naturally because of heavy rain…bla …bla.
          That took the sting from both sides for the good of both parties.

          So, I hope to hear from both of you a practical, lay person solution, without sacrificing the truth from each side, just like the Al-Sisi and Abiy tango.

          Mr. K.H

        • Nitricc

          Girma; never mind we are talking bout fake and rigged elections but once you are in federal system; you can’t undermine the federal system and what ever the federal government says it goes. The issue is about election rather stupid ego.

    • Consolation

      ሰላም ብርሃን

      ካብ ዓቕምኻ ንላዕሊ ኢኻ ትሓልም፡፡ ግን ካብ ዓቕምኻ ንላዕሊ ስለዘይትርህጽ፥ ኣብዚኣ ሕኒን እናበልካ ትነርብር ኣለኻ፡፡ እቶም ካብ ዓቕሞም ንላዕሊ ዝሓልሙን ዝርህጹን ግን ኣብ ዓዶም ኣለዉ፥ ክህልዉ ኢዮም፡፡ ንዓኻን ከምዚ ከማኻን እቶም ቆልዑት ይኣኽልኹም፡፡

      • Brhan

        ሰላም ኮንሶሎሽን

        የቐንየለይ….ሪኢኻያ ዶ እዛ ሓሳባትካ ብናጻ ምግላጽ ኣብ ዓዋተ.ኮም….ኣይትሰኣኒ ደኣ ዓዋተ.ኮም እስከ ንበላ ብሓባር!

  • Abi

    Selam Ato Saleh
    When it comes to the section under the subtitle “ Let’s visit Enat Ager “ you failed miserably in checking basic facts. In the Last edition of Negarit you tried your best to convince the gullible that Jawar is in prison because of his religion. In this edition you are telling that the speaker of the house resigned before Abiy’s flood is coming her way. You failed flat on your face and your nose is bleeding. I suggest you slow down the negarit edition and think long and hard before you delve into things you have no clue about.
    Now I know the name of the journalist you did not want to disclose.

    DREAM HUGE !

    • Teodros Alem

      abi tella
      3A just destroyed with just one youtube video, what u have been distorting the last 40 something years.
      anyways, dream huge is wrong, last time i checked eritrea has dreamed to become Singapore but end up in refugee comps so Saleh has a point, dream achievable is the right word.

      • Abi

        TA
        ማመልከቻህን ጊዜ ሳገኝ እመለከተዋለሁ:: መልስ እስክታገኝ እንደተለመደው እደጅ ጠብቅ:: ስትጠራ ትመጣለህ::

        • Teodros Alem

          abi tella
          i didn’t ask anything, i just told u.

          • Abi

            TA
            አቦ ተወኛ አትነዝንዘኝ ከአዋቂ ጋር ጨዋታ ይዣለሁ :: ይህን ሳይጠሩ መምጣት ተወኝ ብያለሁ:: ዋ!
            በፈጣሪ ሥራ አልገባም ብዬ እንጂ አንተን ከጭቃ ጠፍጥፌ እሰራህ ነበር!
            ወይ ነዶ!

          • Teodros Alem

            abi tell
            U r such a “debetera”.

    • Saleh Johar

      Ras Abi,
      Yes, my nose is bleeding and only good friends like you feel my pain.

      By the way, i heard Major Dawit switched gear and is calling Ethiopia a terrorist state. Leave what I say aside, it’s not important, and read what the Major is saying. But thank you for the feedback

      • Abi

        Selam Ato Saleh
        All I can say is that Dawit is equipped with CVT. Changing gear is what he does for living.

        CVT = Continues Variable Transmission.

    • Nitricc

      In the Last edition of Negarit you tried your best to convince the gullible that Jawar is in prison because of his religion

      Hi Abiy; SG said that? I am in and out of the forum I didn’t even catch that. WOW

      • Abi

        General
        WOW is right!
        I said እዋይ !!

      • Kim Hanna

        Selam Nitricc,

        I thought you were observant of most Forumers individually. Your interactions with SG over the years was legendary. How many times did he put a duck tape on your mouth, only to find you came back stronger.
        Let me give you an underhanded compliment: You are like your favorite Eritrean, PIA.

        Didn’t you know, after all these years, SG has a couple of blind spots, in his analysis of events in Ethiopia. His analysis of the arrest of Jawar due to his religion takes the cake.

        Mr K. H

        • Nitricc

          Hi KIM; i have a confession to make. I am so in-time i rarely read, except when i have the time, the main article. I just read the comments and i get the disguise of the article from the commentators . Let me read his whole post and then i will respond accordingly. If it is true; SG should self-suspend himself for one week. I mean, here the guy with USA citizenship with million of dollars in his pocket wagging innocent and poor people against each other and shading bloods all over the country; this nothing but pour evil. Shame to SG.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Nitriccay,

            This about this statement for a minute:

            “If it is true; SG should self-suspend himself for one week.”

            Did you realize that effectively gaves him one week vacation?

          • Saleh Johar

            Thanks Fanti ,
            I badly need a vacation, only you and your likes are human enough to see that. I am sure there are a few who wish I lock this pace and leave. They forget there other gatekeepers who will not be as nice 🙂 Do you see all the commotion because I showed solidarity with an Ethiopian because he happens to be a Muslim? That is a no-no I am not supposed to do. It’s sad.

          • Aligaz G

            Ato Saleh,

            There isn’t commotion “just because you showed solidarity with an Ethiopian because he happens to be a Muslim”. The commotion is because you wish for us Ethiopians to be religious bigots and admit to you that “we” arrested Jawar simply because he is a Muslim. Normally “we the bigoted” wouldn’t care about your mistaken beliefs but since we interact regularly with you on this forum and have the impression of you as a reasonable human being, there is disappointment that deep down you stereotype Ethiopians as religious bigots. The fact that the very people who oppose Jawar Mohammed support Abiy Ahmed and Demeke Mekonnen Hassen and that Abiy Ahmed Ali arrested Jawar should make it clear to you that the problem with Jawar isn’t a religious one but a political power struggle. Yet you persist in your foolish attempt to twist a simple power struggle in to a religious war. Why?

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Saleh
            Vacation? No Sir. You attempted to cause religious strife in Ethiopia. You unwittingly exposed yourself a religious bigot. I advised you to apologize and move on. Instead, you are sinking deep in religious bigotry. How are you different from the despicable Agazian?
            Even if this is your website, you don’t get a free pass when you promote bigotry of the worst type.
            You should be challenged by both Christians and Muslims, Ethiopians and Eritreans and every awatista who stands against bigotry.

          • Saleh Johar

            Ras Abi,
            Don’t forget you also asked me to apologize for wring about the atrocities of Ona? The same reaction. Have a good day, Ras

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Saleh
            I didn’t ask you to apologize for the atrocities at Ona. As you probably remember my argument about 5-6 years ago, was that these kinds of books don’t bring bring bring people together, they don’t promote peace between the two people. Glad the targeted audience didn’t listen to you. Fast forward couple of years, there is relative peace between the two countries and expected to grow stronger. You failed again miserably. This time your head is spinning causing you to say something you should not have.
            I was the first one to react when Fanti Ghana brought Ona in his comment, then you used the opportunity to bring some parts of the book as an article.
            I said, ሽማግሌ ዋሽቶ ያስታርቃል እንጂ አያጣላም”
            Again, I didn’t ask you to apologize. I told you to burn the book.

          • Saleh Johar

            Ras Abi,
            You wish! You would rather have Eritreans not write about their experience. As for cheering for Abiy, or having an opinion on the developments , there is no right or wrong. There is only viewpoints. So, don’t fall into that trap. But hindsight is always a good arbitrator. It gives us a chance to realize the outcome. And of course, my national interest and perspective might not agree with anyone who aims at downplaying my peoples’ suffering. The world revolves around itself, all of it, not around a specific people or place. But by now I believe we are open books to each other.
            Cheers

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Saleh
            No Sir. You were not an open book. You just showed us your true colors.
            Now you are an open book for whoever wants to understand who you really are.
            I was fooled.

          • Saleh Johar

            Ras Abi,
            Good for you… but you were a bit late to pick the stick in this relay race. Run! Outdo everybody who tried before you.

          • Paulos

            Fantination,

            Do you know that a Hollywood screen-writer can make a brilliant sitcom out of all the characters in this Forum? We all are unique in our own way and we have a personal truth as well where each of us believe that we are right when the rest of the world is wrong. When we get lost in this rather humane self-actualization, we take Aya Saleh for granted where if it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t have come to know each other and perhaps learn a great deal about a thing or two about the world in general and about our unique self in particular. Let’s cut him some slack and if we have to criticise him, let’s do it with prudence and civility.

          • Aligaz G

            Paul,

            The tricky part about self-actualization is self-awareness and keeping your balance. Being “right” and facts are secondary. The interactions in Ato Saleh’s forum expose psychological deficiencies much more than informational lacuna. Awate if properly used can replace psychotherapy for habesha types or drive the gullible towards AWS (Awate Derangement Syndrome).

          • Haile S.

            ሰላም ኣሊጋዝ፡

            ዓወተ የብሶት ኣደባባያችን ነው።

          • Aligaz G

            At Haile,

            An endless parade of fears

          • Nitricc

            Hey Fanti fantastic; I know. I can’t just believe SG can be that irresponsible. I mean all facts the leader of Ethiopia is a Muslim too so, to say the criminal Jawar is arrested because he is a Muslim; is just preposterous. If you ask me, the guy should have been arrested when he declared openly in Ethiopia there are two governments, the end of the story. I know he is in jail now but shortly he will escape from the prison and the whole new drama will be unfolded.

        • Saleh Johar

          Hi Kim Hanna,
          Blaming others because your eye glasses are always focused on the religious identity of your compatriots is not sound. You centuries old system was based on sectarian terms. Don’t blame me for that

          Also, if Jawar had some other name, you wouldn’t have reacted the way you did.

          Finally, please stop from trying to intimidate Muslims not to raise Muslim issues when you are raising religious, ethnic, regional and district identities. Isn’t that the gist of your politics? Even my friend Shaleqa Dawit couldn’t resist analyzing the civil strife on sectarian grounds. What if a Musli Ethiopian comes and raises Muslim issues? Are you going to react the way you are reacting?

          It seems most of your elite believe some of you have the license to raise any issue but others don’t. I suggest you come out of that ancient politics. See everybody as an equal citizen. Or, reread Animal Farm 🙂
          Thank you.

          NB I would stop mentioning any Muslim name provided you promise to advocate their case as your compatriots. And if you need the bigoted comments, videos, interviews that pick on Jawar’s religious identity, they are a computer screen away

          • Kim Hanna

            Selam Saleh Johar,

            Well, I do disagree with your assertions. I stand with what I said.

            A long time ago (I couldn’t find my post) I praised you profusely in a lengthy post when you wrote an article under your name opposing the proposed organization of an exclusively Muslim political party in Eritrea. I am sure it wasn’t easy for you, but you stood up against your friends and supporters.

            Conversely when you cross the line, as happened in this case, I have to call you on it, it is only fair.
            Your friend, Ismail AA, called me on a faulty post I did recently. Upon reflection he was absolutely right and I admitted it to him. I have also learned from it.

            Mr. K.H

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Memhir & Mr. Kim Hanna,

            Memhir,
            A few years ago, the young and restless Jawar declared “we”, unmistakably referring to Oromo Muslims, “will kill all Christians with machete… blah blah.” He is on record. There was uproar then and I am sure many people are still remembering that to this day.

            Now, mind you, using the government’s actions as a cover, a well-organized mob came to Shashemene with a list of specific targets to attack. A methodical, premeditated, extremely selective and disturbing attack ensued.

            The list contained specifically Christian Amhara Ethiopians and businesses believed to be owned by them.

            If the non-Amhara affiliated Medias are a reflection of our collective psyche, not many seem to be bothered by this horrendous crime. Non-Amhara Medias and activists were and are busy talking only about what the government did or didn’t do. The fact that the nation didn’t even pause to mourn its dead for one minute is mind boggling.

            It is very likely that the frequent usage of phrases like YeAmara Mengist, Neftegna, Timkihtegna by the big and small for decades, and quite often interchangeably, may have contributed to this and similar crimes before it against Amhara Ethiopians.

            I strongly fear that we, as a nation, have become callous to any attack on Amhara Ethiopians because we are subliminally holding them responsible for all our past and present political ills.

            I believe this is partially the immediate background from where, Mr. Kim is responding to your otherwise perfectly valid curiosity.

            Mr. Kim,
            Never mind the centuries old marginalization and an outright abuse of Muslims in our region, but as recent as just before Hachalu’s murder, there were many, I am sad to say mostly Amhara elites, who were advocating for Jawar’s arrest based on unsubstantiated charges.

            The combination of a long history of bigotry and the harsh treatment of Muslim Ethiopians at the hands our governments in the last 30 years alone is more than enough experience for anyone to wonder whether or not those cheering Jawar’s arrest are bigoted.

            ———————-

            No one knows for sure what Jawar’s role is in this. Maybe he is a victim of political acrobat by the powers that be or just maybe some of his followers took it too far. There are too many unknowns.

            What is clear is that it is an awful time to discuss it with clear mind. Given a moment to breath, I am certain both of you will understand and appreciate each other’s position, dilemma, frustration, and etc.

            You are both already showing us decency and mutual respect as we have come to expect from you and other giants like you.
            Let’s give one another a little time to heal.

          • Saleh Johar

            Fanti the Giant,
            I haven’t read but a few comments frI’m the backend. Thank you for the balanced view, as usual, and I’d it was a verdict, I wouldn’t argue against but just accept it.

          • Samuel

            Selam Fanti Ghana,

            I strongly fear that we, as a nation, have become callous to any attack on Amhara Ethiopians because we are subliminally holding them responsible for all our past and present political ills.

            My first question is when you say “we, as a nation” are you referring Eritrea or Ethiopia? Sorry, I don’t know whether you are Eritrean or Ethiopian, just to understand your perspective rightfully. I will assume you are Ethiopian.

            I didn’t like your insinuation about Amhara and non-Amhara generalization, It’s really disappointing to see your message implicating that that non-Amhara Ethiopians are holding Amhara people responsible for all our past and present political ills? Can you provide evidence please? Don’t you think that Amhara media too share a role for the cause of the political ills?

            Most of the non-Amhara affiliated media mostly focus on the previous regimes and their wrongdoings — How is questioning Menelik, HS and Derg wrongdoings considered holding Amhara people responsible? The Amhara people are oppressed people just like any other ethnic groups, but their elites are the one who are defending the wrongdoings of the previous regimes.

            • In the last 27 years, most of the Ethiopia media was controlled by Amhara elites (with evidence), they were blaming Weyane day and night for every EPRDF wrongdoings. Tegaru elites were targeted as the corrupted individuals by most Amhara elites media. They did everything to corner Tegaru and others using their media, don’t you think they are responsible?

            • Do you remember the 2016 campaign 5% vs 95% genocide call by ESAT? — Who fund ESAT and other media like Zehabesha, Ethio360, etc?
            • Do you know that more than 90K Tegaru were forced to evacuate from Amhara region? Who orchestrated that? It was mainly ESAT and other Amhara elites media.
            • Do you know that the road from Addis Ababa to Tigray thru Amhara region has been closed for more than two years? Why Amhara elites or media didn’t pressure the federal government to open the road? — Because it benefits them politically, they believe closing the road will help to subdue Tigray.

            I do think that the political position of their elites (specially defending wrongdoings) could be playing a big role for the negative sentiments towards Innocent people. By defending the wrongdoings of Menelik, HS and Derg they are attributing themselves as previous regimes sympathizers. May be, may be it could be a wake-up call to soul-searching themselves.

            Sometimes the solution could be as simple as acknowledging the wrongdoing of the previous regimes. Defending past wrongdoings may not help to reconcile with other ethnic groups. Why defend Derg for Hawzen massacre? Why Defend Menelik for any Oromo people atrocity?

            After all, Menelik, HS and Derg were Ethiopianists not Amhara nationalists, defending their wrongdoings doesn’t help them at all.

            Thanks,

          • mad mullah

            Hello Samuel- I am not Ethiopian but without Menelik and HS there would probably be any country called Ethiopia. Menelik was first leader in 300-400 years to decisively defeat a European power. In matter of fact, his victory in Adwa was celebrated in Japan. The Japanese eight years later defeated another European power.
            Menelik of course didn’t help Eritrea… but you can’t win them all…

          • Samuel

            Selam mad mullah,
            Please do what you do best, commenting on Abiy “master of conflict resolution”. I am very aware my forefathers heroism, thus don’t try hard to make a point. Go and read about General Alula, Mengesha Yohannes, Ras Hagos, Bashay Awalom, etc. Just because you went to a stadium doesn’t mean you are one of the 11 players. Of course cheering the players from the stand could be considered the 12th man factor.

            When did HS contribute to defeat Italy? You seem to be naive on Ethiopia history.

            Thanks,

          • mad mullah

            Hello Samuel,
            Don’t make disparaging remark about the great Dr. Abiy… most important peace maker since Abuna Selama. Have you heard of Haile Selassie Principle. This is an important principle to understand the role of different groups in Ethiopian history. The Amhara have given Ethiopia 800 years of Solomonic dynasty- made modern Ethiopia.
            Given you know so much about Ethiopian history you must know about Haile Selassie Principle.

          • Samuel

            Selam mad mullah,
            Which Abuna Selama are you referring? We have three of them.

            Solomonic dynasty? you know that you are talking about Kibre Negest, right? 😊😊 Let’s stop it here. Thank you for chatting.

            Thanks,

          • mad mullah

            The first one. You know the foreign guy from Lebanon or Syria that brought Christianity. He completely changed the previous world. That is why you have a hebrew name. Dr. Abiy is Trans-formative figure. Dr. Abiy’s tools are modern tools based on social science. You should be glad you are living or witnessing such an era. If we had a PhD running Eritrea… I would pack my bags, take all my experience and credentials and head home in heartbeat.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            MM,
            Isayas has PhD, in killing and also did his post doctorate in deceiving but it didn’t help us.
            I see few people here in this forum with PhD but I wouldn’t wish for some of them to be Eritrea’s future leaders.

          • mad mullah

            MM,
            Please don’t insulate PhD. Nothing is worse than disrespect for learning. I know with university closing in Eritrea and our president for 27 years has been a college drop out. Find me one dictatorship run by a PhD. A real PhD. I have met some of recent refugee from Eritrea in America and my goodness… you are left wondering what hellhole did these hillbillies come from… no respect for education.

            Issias doesn’t have much university education. So, the question becomes where did he get is mindset or point view on life. It is simple. His family was part of the royal family of Tigray some hellhole called Tembien. If want to know how Tigray feudal lords behave read about Ras Alula and his adventure in Eritrean highland and lowland.

            Of course you can read about the greatest Haile Selassie to come out Tigray. Haile Selassie Gugsa. Google it.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haile_Selassie_Gugsa
            It is a cultural norm all the way from the royalty.
            So are you surprised that Issias is the best practitioner of it.

            Please don’t put any PhD next to that useless and miserable feudal warlord from Tembien. He didn’t build a society he destroyed it.

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat Samuel,

            You just made Abi smile by asking whether I was Eirtrean or Ethiopian (you will understand why as time goes on).

            Maybe to your surprise, I agree with everything you just said. Perhaps I was not as clear as I should have been on my previous post but I don’t think and I didn’t mean it to necessarily negate the points you just made.

            Perception is very important, Samuel. For example, notice this statement “By defending the wrongdoings of Menelik, HS and Derg they are attributing themselves as previous regimes sympathizers.”

            I understand what you are trying to say, but think about it for a moment and you will see why it is wrong. No one in his right mind and no one that I know of defended “wrong doings” by any of those regimes.

            Quite to the contrary, thousands of irreplaceable Amharas died fighting Haile Selassie and DERG. Even the minority who supported their policies did not do so wholesale but rather they agreed with some policies while criticizing others.

            As we criticize our past governments for their short comings, we need to also recognize their contributions and understand under what circumstances they made their choices. It is not always as binary as we (our elites) try to make it out. If we only take the last 150 years for instance, there were no 100% bad or 100% good governments. They all had their moments.

            What I think is our problem is that we have not adapted a culture of building on what was good and work on the remaining going forward. We have been blaming one another and starting from scratch to this day.

            Let’s keep in mind that the great majority of Ethiopians have similar needs and aspirations and that they are very decent people. If we can start with this simple but important point the rest is easy.

            When our people are displaced, hungry, attacked, and killed we should all mourn them. Let’s not give our modern elites a free reign to our soul until they have us forget our basic humanity and decency.

            PS:
            I am an Ethiopian with Honorary Eritrean citizenship.

          • mad mullah

            Hello Fanti Ghanna,
            How did you get Honorary Eritrean Citizenship. I was born in Eritrea and until I pay 2% I can’t get anything…

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selamat mad mullah,

            Hahaha.

            One of the documents I signed to get my honorary citizenship states “I agree to keep secret the circumstances that led to my qualification as an Eritrean citizen.” What can I do?

          • mad mullah

            Fanti,
            I am surprised that you want an Eritrean citizenship. There is website called “passport index”.
            It ranks passport- from the most powerful to weakest passport.
            In Africa- the worst passport to have is Somalia next Eritrea next Libya and next the Ethiopia. So, the four worst passports in Africa are former Italian colonies or country occupied by Italian. I call it the Italian African curse.

          • Consolation

            MM,

            Yet thousands of Tigrayans, Amharas, oromos, Sudanes, and even Somalis have claimed asylum in Europe, USA, Canada, and Australia as Eritreans. I wouldn’t have minded the others, but that Tigrayans should dirty the Eritrean identity rankles.

          • mad mullah

            Hello Consolation,
            I am not going to say that is not the case but the sad reality is we have one million Eritrean in Sudan and 100k in Ethiopia… and we are country with 5 million people… that kinda of statistics is worst than war torn Syria.

          • Abi

            Fantastic
            I volunteer to help you reveal the secret that guaranteed you to qualify for Eritrean citizenship.
            The secret is that you were recruited by the EPLF to join the madness. You are qualified to be president of Eritrea.

          • Haile S.

            ጀታው እንደም ኣደሩ፡

            ይህ ሁላ መመጻደቅ፡ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስቴር ለሞሾም ነው? እንደገና?

            ኢትዮጵያውያን ፕረዚደንታችን ጠ/ምኒስትራችን
            አረ መቼ ነው የሚኖረን የመነጩ ከእኛችን?

          • Abi

            እንዴት ከርመዋል ሊቀመኳስ
            መቼስ ያዳቆነ ሰይጣን ሳያቀስ ላይተው
            እኛ ብንሿሿም ምን ከፋዎ ጌታው?
            ባይሆን ይደሰቱ ዳግም ጮቤ ይርገጡ
            አጉል ማንገራገር ምንም ላያመጡ አይፈራገጡ
            ሲገለባበጡ እንዳይላላጡ
            ከናንተ የመነጨ ወፈፍ ያላረገው እስጊገኝ መሪ
            መርጠን እንልካለን ላገርህ ዘዋሪ!
            ገንዘብካ

          • Haile S.

            ኣባ ትልቁ

            🙂 🙂 ታየኝ እኮ ጮበየን ስመታ
            ቂጤ ሲቀላ፡ ኣቢ ተሹሞ፡ በደስታ

            ጀታው፡
            ሰይጣን ድሮም’ኮ ድያቆን ነበር
            ገነት ጠባቂ ቀኝ-እጁ ለእግዚሔር

            ኣማክረዋለሁኝ እንዲሰጠን መስፍን
            ቅንጣት ደም የለውም ተባለ የተንቤን

            መሪ መምረጥ ነው ዘንድሮ ዜጋ-ቢስ ፈት-ሥራ*
            ወይ ጉድ!
            ኣስፈላጊው ሆኖ ቀረ የመነጨው ስፍራ

            * This disqualifies Fanti, sorry Abi

          • Abi

            መምህር
            ፋንታዬን አልሰጥም የመጣው ቢመጣ
            አጫዋች ያሻኛል የከተማ ጦጣ
            ቁም ነገር ባይኖረው ጨዋታ አያጣ

          • Haile S.

            ጀታው፡
            ጦጣ ባይኖር ሰው ኣንሆንም ነበር።

          • Abi

            መምህር
            መምህር ዳርዊን እዚህ ላይ ወራጅ አለ ! አብሬህ ሲኦል አልወርድም::
            ጉድ እኮ ነው!
            ቂጥዎ ቢቀላ የዝንጀሮ ቢመስል
            እንዳልተፈጠሩ በዝንጀሮ አምሳል
            ላረጋግጥሎት ልሰጥዎ የኔን ቃል
            እንደሚያምኑኝ ሳምንዎት እንዳይጠረጥሩ
            በተማሪው ሊማር ታላቅ መምህሩ
            ታላቁን መፅሐፍ እንዲመረምሩ
            የሰው ዘር መምጫውን ከሥር ከጅምሩ

          • Haile S.

            ጀታው

            ከኔ’ጋ ነህ ኣባ-ትልቁ ወደህም ጠላህም
            በምንም ተኣምር እኔ የሌለሁበት ኣይመችብህም

            ታየኝ እኮ 24/7/365/ዘለዓለም መዝሙር ስትዘምር
            መንግስተ-ሰማይ ከሞት ወድያ የኛ መጠለያ ከደረጀ ጋር

            ስለ ዝንጀሮ ጊዜ ኣጠረኝ እመለስበታለሁ!

          • Selam Fanti Ghana,

            Not only the anti-amhara rhetoric but also the infamous and grotesque “Anole statue” in Arusi, built by tplf, to remind oromos that the amhara (neftegna) have cut the breast of their women and the arms of their men, is a reminder 24/7/365 that amhara are to be hated and even killed. That is why people are slaughtered by extremists. Tplf worked hard to see this day. Things don’t happen in a vacuum.
            That statue of hate was a poisonous gift by tplf to the people of oromia. Today, except the extremists, the majority of the oromo people are ashamed by its existence. Oromo politicians are coming out and telling the truth to the people that they had fed oromos a lot of lies.

          • mad mullah

            Hello Horizon,
            Is that a real statue? What does it show? What was reason it was built? Alot of statute in United States have been coming down- Some of those statues in California are of Spanish colonist who were responsible to conversion and subjugation of Native America?

          • Selam mad mullah,
            It is a real statue standing in the arusi region of ethiopia. If i remember well 20m birr (1m$ at the time) was wasted on it. It is a big arm stretching into the sky holding a woman’s breast on it. If you google “anole statue, ethiopia”, you can find many pictures of this grotesque statue.

          • mad mullah

            horizon
            what is meaning of statue? what is it supposed to represent? who decided to put up? It must have gotten popular support?
            It seems like the old adage… one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist.

          • Selam mad mullah,
            It is meant to depict emperor Menelik’s campaign into south and western ethiopia during state formation in the late 19th and early 20th century, and the atrocities that are supposed to have taken place. One should remember that some of the emperor’s generals were oromos themselves and Menelik from his mother’s side must have been an oromo himself.
            It was put up by tplf with the help of ultranationalist-extremist oromos. I can’t say that there was popular support, or if people could say their opinion as it was constructed during tplf dictatorship, hate and anti-amhara propaganda and sentiment was ripe, and it was not difficult to build the statue.
            It was also a propaganda stunt to harm and humiliate the amhara ethnic group. It doesn’t seem to have worked, although its message lives in the minds of some ultranationalist-extremist oromos and the reason we see all the things that came to happen the previous few weeks, in the past and may happen in the future.

          • mad mullah

            You know the TPLF was or is minority government. To stay in power and be relevant they had to apply element of the divide and conqueror. They were trying everything possible to promote and encourage the non-amhara ethnic groups.
            The reality is that Ethiopia or Ethiopia of last couple of centuries centered around the amhara axis.
            I thought what Menelik did in Adwa was impressive. Although he didn’t support the Eritrean anti-italian efforts…

          • Selam mad mullah,

            In my opinion, one of the main reasons the derg lost the war was the fact that it was fought in an environment that was adversary to its war efforts, surrounded by people who hated the presence of derg soldiers in their cities and villages, and they undermined the military, as expected.
            I am not sure if i could say that, more or less, a similar phenomena could have happened soon after the battle of adwa, if Menelik advanced in to eritrea. Eritreans were fighting on the side of italy, and the way they could have reacted to the sight of ethiopian soldiers, remains unknown. Moreover, we should remember that the majority of ethiopian fighters were farmers and ordinary ethiopians who had no military training, poorly armed and with poor support in material and new human fighting power. In addition, infectious diseases, like diarrheal diseases, were having their toll, and the battle was carried out soon after a devastating famine.
            In battles, luck plays an important role, and i think that luck played a role that they found the italians at their weakest moment, even though they were much more well armed compared to the ethiopians, who depended on their gallantry more than anything else.
            If the ethiopians fighters had advanced into eritrea chasing the italians they would have run short of munitions and rations, the reaction of the local population was unknown, italy could reinforce within months and the feudal army may have disintegrated by itself due to hardship.
            Therefore, in my opinion, it was not an easy thing to decide at that time and in that condition, and what Menelik did was the most logical thing to do. Many say that Menelik abandoned eritrea, and similar things. Nevertheless, one should also consider the facts on the ground at the time.
            (P.S. We had discussed the topic in the past. I know that it is repeating the same thing).

          • mad mullah

            Hello Horizon,
            According to information I read Menelik was well equipment in terms of modern arms compared to the Italian. Also, the Eritrean were not a monolithic in that many feudal lords from Eritrean side were fighting with Ethiopian army.
            In retrospect, it made sense for Menelik to secure his environment and establish himself before taking on the Italian Empire.
            I admire him for the fact that he secured arms from other European countries and was establishing himself in the environment.
            Not many countries in Africa survived the scramble for Africa…
            Eritrea fortunately or unfortunately has been the playground for empires….

          • Aligaz G

            H,

            There are a couple factual errors in your post concerning the Ethiopian Army that fought at Adwa. Most observers believe the Ethiopian side was as well armed if not better than the Italians. Furthermore the Ethiopians were at war continuously for more than a hundred years so were battle hardened in addition to possessing overwhelming numerical superiority. When you add in superior leadership and organization, victory was inevitable.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Horizon,

            Do you think the same, that putting back the statue of HS (a symbol of repression and land appropriation) by Abiy, will also provoke the same emotion as yours to the Oromia people? You were one of those who were clapping when the statue of HS installed in Addis. You can’t eat your cake and disallow others to eat their cake. If you were a principled individual, you should have been either against both statues for reasons they provoke emotions, or accept them as historical significance to both sides.

          • Selam Amanuel H.,
            The plan was to erect HS’s statue at the AU venue for the major role he played in its formation, which no one can deny. It was not in a park or anywhere else. It was not meant to impose the statue on the people of ethiopia, whatever it may signify to each person, good or bad.
            Let’s speak about similar things. If your group wants to erect the statue of mz in the center of addis ababa in the future, and the residents of the city come out and say, “not in my city”, maybe one can compare the two and discuss, and not HS’s and the anole statue that carries the message of hate to an ethnic group with the aim to cause hate-crimes as it already happens today, and maybe even genocide. The sentiment HS’s statue may cause is towards the person per se, and not towards an ethnic group.

          • mad mullah

            Hello Horizon,
            I have to give to you. You have been dealing with “Saleh-Amanuel encroachment” on this forum with the type of aikido that only a master can enjoy. You have taken their energy or written jousting and turned it against them.

          • Saleh Johar

            Mad mullah,
            Sometimes I wonder if you mad or a mullah 🙂
            Encroachment? I never knew one can encroach on his own house. Boy, you sap the energy with your arrogance. Calm down because I do not want to get entangled with you. I think you need me to babysit you. A walking accident. Please don’t pull me there.

          • mad mullah

            My name is from the great Mullah. His vision or perception was so much ahead of his time that the only thing people could call him was mad.
            He is my role model. If I could have 5% of his talent from memorizing the whole koran to memory to organizing an important resistance to empire who people said the sun never set on…
            Yes you are right. I should it should be called the “Amanuel Encroachment” with “new” Horizon.
            I enjoy reading Horizon response they are example of the perfect type of Aikido… I think it leaves Amanuel bewildered and confused.
            The Gedhli generation had to know about Aikido when facing the largest army in Black Africa… but as time went by they lost their skill because they got obsessed with what IA was doing…
            If you have not realized Horizon is showing you the way to deal with IA Aikido style.

        • Peace!

          HI Kim Hanna,

          I remember when Meles Zenawi imported AHb’aSh and wreaked havoc on Ethiopian Muslim communities, you were one of his cheerleaders here, of course, for obvious reason. You know it was unjust, but your moral sense gets overwhelmed with hate when the issue is about Arabs/Muslims, by the way all Arabs are not Muslims and vice versa. What’s even really strange is that you and other sectarian Ethiopians here in this forum, usually, don’t discuss Ethiopian politics the way you do with US politics. Sad!

          Peace!

    • Teodros Alem

      abi tella
      Quran say ” the believers r nothing else than brothers” so what is wrong if Saleh shows Brotherhood to jawar, same thing like u guys always advocates for “debetera”, Marxism……?

  • Tesfay

    Selamat Saleh,
    The RasEsi being a product of a feudal system can’t be blamed when he allegedly dispensed the advice of “ ዓቅምኻ ሕለም”. In 21st century the better advice is “Dream big and start small.” May be the woman in your story should have started with the RaEsi’s helper to make him jealous and then catch the big kahuna at a later time.

    • Saleh Johar

      Hi Tesfay,
      You are right. Context is important and the story is from a different age as you noticed. However, the new mantra of “you can be everything” is a misleading marketing ploy. Over the last few years you must have observed every kid who wanted to be Kobe Brian or a famous essence entertainment icon. Very few dream of becoming a teacher or get a decent skill. They are all disillusioned. Dreaming realistically is good.

  • dreary days

    Selam, Saleh.

    I’d like to know more about this rooster that you claim to be crowing louder. I wish I could be more hopeful, but I’m doubtful. 😓

    • Saleh Johar

      Hi Hawkeye,
      Don’t. You lose hope you lose everything. True, it’s spiritual but that is also helpful. Stay hopeful.

  • ሰላማት ደምበ ዓዋተ ኣማሓደርቲ

    አዛ ኣብ ታሕቲ መልሲ ንናይ ኣቶ ሳልሕ ጆሃር “ዓቐንካ ሕለም” ሕጨጫ፡ ብ ኣረስቲ “ዓቐን ሙሉአ ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያን ሃገርካ ኢትዮጵያን ሕለም” ትብል ኣርአስቲ ከም ኣርቲክል ነብሳ ዝኸኣለት ኣብ ቅዳማይ ገጻት ዓዋተ ክትሕተመለይ ብትሕትና ይሓትት ኣሎኹ.

    As the peaceful just and democratic resolution of the current Ethiopian transformational political impasse is of the highest import and priority and our Ethiopian AND Eritrean generational fight, I have reduced my labor for pay by 50% capacity to study and give great thought to the histories and great battles, sacrifices, errors, growing pains and great maturity of the Ethiopian body politic and feel as though we Eritreans are equally vested in Ethiopias united victory of all their dreams and aspirations, I plan to submit an article a week with regards to subject matter in order to educate and induce critical analysis of Ethiopian matters by all Eritreans.

    ItIt is the greatest and most opportune of times for Ethiopian peoples as they are at a critical juncture for Ethipians install and strengthen the foundation of an all peoples dignified citizens exemplar to the world federal Ethiopian republic.
    When justice peace and the restoration of all nationalities and democratic governance reins in Ethiopia peacefuly and at a minimum costs and sacrifice, it is a victory of the highest to we Eritreans. This august fight of the continuation second phase of the EPRDF/TPLF struggle and the culmination of an all Ethiopian winners under the leadership of PM Abiy, the Ethiopian Prosperity Party, the TPLF and the nearly ten Ethiopian Political Parties registered with the Ethiopian National Election Board for all Ethiopians to take a GIANT leap towards justice, dignity of all nationalities and people of ethiopia, and democratic Ethiopian constitutional (1994) governance this glorious momentous history of Ethiopia’s greatness in the making, I believe it is imperative for all Eritreans to actively participate and educate themselves of the true facts and circumstances of all the great dynamics and maturity off of Ethiopian leaderships. I feel Awate should take lead to illuminate the lively and inspirational and the potential of great progressive political maneuvering with an all untited Ethiopian people desiring the same equality and dignity of all Ethiopian citizens.
    When the leadership selected and gave a consensus mandate to take corrective measures of the Ethiopian political shortcomings of the past century and in particular the past three decades to go counter the agreements you made and play the role of an abstructionists to the detriment of your political organization revolutionary principles and philosophy of dignity of justice for all Ethiopians and to hinder the efforts of the messenger and abdicate from your nation’s revolution’s responsibilities… well

    For Eritreans the truth and all the dynamics of the Ethiopian leadership shaping their nation through great pain, sacrifice, skill and continuing growth in expanding their knowledge and experience to steer their nation towards its stated mission in 1994 a knowledgeable Eritrean popular of these great transformational Ethiopian times will equally grow and mature with their Ethiopian brotherly and sisterly Ethiopian peoples. There is a a great role for Eritreans to play first and foremost putting Ethiopians needs above all else and that includes Eritrean needs. The successful transformation from authoritarian rule and ethnic hegemonic rule to a just and dignified democratic Ethiopian Constitutional (1994) rule will pay great dividends for Eritreans so long they educate themselves diligently and volunteer to play their role of impartial peace mediators into bringing cllosewr the Ethiopian people towards unity by taking the stance for justice and truth.

    It is a fantastic time to study the greatne3ss of Ethiopia while sympathizing with the sacrifices and pain all the Ethiopian peoples are enduring. Eritreans must not become the megaphone extensions of one side or the other or the other or the other because they are suffering form one sort off resentment or inferiority complexes for underachieving in not making a dent and far behind the great Ethiopian achievements.
    Eritreans should be able to recognize untruth, propaganda and injustice manipulations that threaten the catastrophic loss and regress not decades but centuries if not millennia by being complicit in fanning the sensitivities of these Ethiopians or the other Ethiopians that takes only one horrendous Badume or Sarajevo day that can send into the dark Abbys of balkanization rather than the realization of the very high potential to be a great Federal Republic of Ethiopia exemplar to all its neighbors including Eritrea, the African continent and take great strides a head off the developed nations like the USA to have achieved the restoration of all the dignity and equal justice and equal opportunities for growth and prosperity and with the united effort of sound and effective ground rules of peaceful interdependence that fosters the oness of a people of a united nation.

    There are lies and propogandas and lazy sound bites of pseudo herbalism and gingoesim of social media and youtube low-grade unstimulating tabloid entertainment passing as critical thinking and attention to our societies ailments. Though the Eritrean dreamers stopped dreaming beyond their individual sizes for the realization of our all Eritrean nations dream of the Eritrea we are deserving, the size of the dreams of all Ethiopians materializing the moment of the great explosion of justice dignity and democracy in Ethiopia will have an instantaneous effect and influence for Eritrean greatness.

    And so it is the tradition of this August Awate Eritrean People’s website to report the truth as it is be it in Eritrea, Ethiopia or anywhere else that has relevance to us as a people… and if rather than being the horse to educate Eritreans, never mind the Ethiopians they are waaaaaay ahead of Eritreans and are very illuminated and awoke and are confident in their ability to make all their sacrifices and struggles bear fruit by sifting the untruth and standing for truth, and through educating the Eritreans the truth as opposed to peddling lies and propaganda they might just inspire Eritreans to be as creative as the Ethiopians have been to solve their problems.

    It is absolutely ludicrous to belittle the MVP, that’s right the Most Valuable Player in team Ethiopia by now allowing or discounting flexibility to err and experiment in accordance with his arson of skill sets in order to do the job of implementing corrective measures which he was unanimously mandated to undertake the not so enviable task so that the neglect and nearly complete abandoning of the the tenets and principles of cause for justice and dignity and equality for all Ethiopian peoples by the sacrifices of all Ethiopians under the leadership of compromise of th EPRDF organization.
    The Ethiopian Prospertiy Party IS I repeat IS the continuation and for the true realization of the EPRDF/TPLF true legacy of dignified citizens of a united Ethiopian nation.

    There are lies and possibly counter revolutionary manipulations and excitement of dangerous fires. And the Eritreans should have ABSOLUTLEY NO PART OF IT!

    AND IT THE IMPARTIAL UNBIASED EDUCATON AND REPORTING OF ALL THE POLITICAL PROGRESSES AND MATURATION THAT IS MATTERIALIZING IN ETHIOPIA AND THE EDUCATING OF ERITREANS TO HAVE AS MUCH KNOWLEDGE AND CONFIDENCE AS DO THE ETHIOPIAN SHOULD START RIGHT HERE AT AWATE WEBSITE FRONT PAGES AND FOERUM… WITH THE ADDED BONUS OF THE ELITES AND LEARENED FOLKS, our elders, to showcase a LOT MORE ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND MORE PEACEFUL MINDEDNESS AS OPPOSED TO Salivating of a triumphant gunnblazing obliteration and defeating of another as IF YOU ARE STILL IN THE PLAINS OF BARKA CARING AN AK47 IN YOUR TEAN AGER YEARS.

    To deny the expansion of the participation of the smaller minority parties to have a say on the federal level on how to lead and direct their nation and land on a more equal footing than the EPRDF/TPLF’s big four hegemonic power as CONTRARY TO SPIRIT AND PRINCIPLES OF THE THE ETHIOPIAN CONSTITUIONAL (1994) GOVERNANCE OF AN ETHNIC FEDERALISM… to Failing to take a look how the EPRDF/TPLF legacy is made better and solidified a TRUE MUST CORRECTION AND TRUE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SPIRIT OF ALL ETHIOPIANS REVOLUTION COSTLY FIGHT FOR EQUAL RIGHTS.

    Same cast, the same characters as the EPRDF/TPLF with a more inclusive additions of the Afar, Somali, Benshangul-Gumz, Southern nationalities and peoples to have an equal say on the federal decisions of their nation. Ahh these truth are just a tip of the iceberg. I am hopeful, inspired, and eager to learn a lot more of the political developments and maturity of political struggle that has been gtterly neglected in favor of the developmental ecomic obsession probably mostly motivated by selfagrandizement of the material kind. And for someone who markets himself as the CHAMPIAON OF MINOERITY RIGHTS TO COMPLETLY IGNORE TO EVEN INQUIRE ABOUT THE GENIUS AND CO ARCHITECT TRUE CHAMPION TO THE CAUSE CLOSEST TO YOUR HEART, TO NOT INSPECT THE MERITS AND SHORTCOMINGS TO NOT UNDERTAKE THE FASCENATING CASE STUDY THAT IS DYNAMIC LIVELY,…… HOW ELSE CAN WE CATTAGORIZE THAT OTHER THAN HYPOCRACY t the highest levels….

    Oh yeah, the gloves are off… it will be bear knuckles from here all the way the Ethiopia’s election day. Abbiy Ahmed and the TPLF are too big to fail. I suggest constructive peace making and giving due respect for the man who has the un enviable task of assuring EPRDF/TPLF legacy of justice for all Ethiopian nationalities and embracing him as Meles Zenawi the Second, not you hero of yesterday for engineering ethnic federalism, but your contemporary hero of ethnic federalism who enhanced and is solidifying the legacy of the TPLF but … It isn’t necessarily their priority alone… It is the solidifying of the legacy of ALL ETHIOPIAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS FOR JUSTICE and DIGNITY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ETHIOPIANS AS ONE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA.

    THE LIES THE HYPOCRACY.

    AND AS FOR AYYANA SALEH JOHAR …. I suggest you go shopping for the table cloth you will donate when the TPLF, the PP and all political actors AND IT INCLUDES WE PLAYING OUR PART, will SIT DOWn to SIGN THE PEACEFUL RESOLUTION AND GRIND OUT THE FAIR RULES OF POLITICAL PLAY …. YEAH YOU ARE A JUSTICE FIGHER FOR CHRIST’S SAKE. DO YOUR PART WILL YA!

    YEAh I am angry and I have Amos that will last the entire year and beyond when the Ethiopian Governement, the Parliamerians and all regional elected posts will commence the bright road ahead for Ethiopia. It is imperative for us Eritreans to join the fight for justic, dignity, for the united people of Ethiopia.

    And meda Eritrea anzi Awate.com iyyu and WE SHALL FIGHT ALL LIES, PROPOGANDA AND THE DUMYING OF OUR Eritrean People TOOTH AND NAIL FOR EVERY INCH OF THE THE SACRED GROUND FOR LIBERTY.

    Oh yeah Ayya Saleh abi ayy deQi ShuQ hikayatatka hikuy sriHit Negarit96 you mention THE COMMANDIS WAS CARING A BOOM BOX LONG BEFORE THE BROTHERS IN NYC…

    Here is my final note for now until you start receiving a barrage of my articles…

    Here it goes, Radio RaHim and LL Cool J in Spike Lee’s hit movie starting Danny Ayello. Do you know the appearance of the boom box in the movie drove sales of boom boxes accross all America. What was the name of Spike Lees Movie?

    DO THE RIGHT THING!

    ፋሃምታኒ፣ ካፒሽ፣ ተአረዲአካኒ፡ መ ኢንቴንዶ፧፧፧

    ዱ ዘ ርይት ሲንግ!

    ጻጸ

    • Saleh Johar

      Hi TsaTse,
      This is not how you communicate with the editors of awate. Pls consult the posting guidelines and follow the process.

      Thank you

      • መርሓባ ሳለሕ፡

        ዊል ዱ።

        የስ ዱ ዘ ራይት ሲንግ. .። ፋሎው ፕሮፐር ጓድላይንስ ኣንድ ፕሮሰስ ኣይ ሻል ዱ።

        ጻጸ

    • Saleh Johar

      Hi TsaTse,
      I sometimes think you could be thinking you are the mayor of New York, anytime it is mentioned you look for a windmill to fight 🙂
      All I can say is, you are the last person who can preach of consistency. Yes Redie carried a boombox before you landed i9n new York. Why do you want to challenge that?

      I will try to get Gheteb, you must be feeling lonely…. and bored.

      A brotherly advise, your threats are just you venting fumes. If that worked I would have stopped long ago. Drop it, please.
      One more thing, what do you think we both try to dream Aq-mna? It did me good and I am sure it will do you good 🙂

      • Relax Ayya Saleh,

        You missed the entire point of bringing cup the Boom Box…

        You must not have seen Spike Lee’s movie…. the boom box in the movie is not the point and I don’t really give a flying rats behind about a Tor Sorawit or a Commandis or a shamble in Gaza LaElay or Geza WereQer Keren….

        The point was the title of the movie. My generous constructive corrective IRMIJA criticism to you my dear. Again the title of the movie is:

        Do the right thing! yes Do the right thing Saleh. On the eve of Awate’s 20TH anniversary… twenty year’s ago you and your colleagues were big dreamers.. the dreams the size of a nation. Pity you to know now all the time you have downscaled it to fit your puny continuously shrinking body.
        You were our Abbiy Ahemeds. And if you say your dramatically downsized dreams is satisfactory to you, as this fight is imperative to Eritreans expect truthful corrections toward the right path of your travels as many still do see count on you as a transformative Eritrean figure. You slipping bra.

        Yeah man… honest going toe to toe with you and all the elites I am up too.. And expect to be bothered more by yours truly because brother when you err and make millions err with you, you best believe you are fair game. No disrespect… its all with the due respect you deserve. It ain’t personal.

        Yeah do expect those articles of truth. Some of us have great pride here on this site. And no I ain’t bored at all, quite the contrary taking on heavy waits like you and Ayya Amanuel H rather is very exciting. And as for Ghteb… Please.. baby sat that “human thesaurus” for six years ten hours a day seven days a week…. that turn coat serving IA because he was enamored with IA
        in Keren. in 1977 78… Seb tSeqiE tebelkuos zbiEi… Dream Big brother.

        GitSAtSE

        • Saleh Johar

          tsaTse,
          Get to the bottom of it–don’t try to sing lullabies to me, and don’t provoke me either. It has been 20 years and you engage in the forum for a while, disappear for a period of time, and come back swinging as if you have some hatchet that you want to unearth. You are digging in the wrong place. Why can’t you just say whatever it is you want to say without taking a jab at me or creatively igniting a quarrel? If you expect me to be intimidated by you, then dream realistically. That’s a long call. Please, don’t ever use me as a comeback wagon every time you cut your long vacation and decide to comeback to this forum. Man, you have pestered me enough and you have to stop it. And then, your judgement is the last one I would depend on, you have none. Please save me the trip to the gutter.

          • Selamat Ayya Saleh Johar,

            Man by now I would have believed you developed very thick skin considering the nature of your industry. You are so sensitive man. You get hot under the skin rather quickly.
            Why is it that you have been dishing out criticisms of numerous individuals and at times entire communities for as long as I have known you the past two decades and always pitch the idea of your strong belief that you are an infallible human. And that you reserve the right to criticize but are Incapable of receiving criticism from others yourself. Always wining about the abuse you receive spending nearly the entirety of you production shows at times wining about the audacious persons who simply find significant flows in a lot of your haphazard lazy productions and submit their criticisms. Ma man, the nature of subject matter is addressing me and does pertain to me. At times I applaud your message to our mutual and equal concerns and at times you are simply wrong. You Sir are not the enlightened one above most like the Buddha. You do not posses moral superiority of all your views above all others least of all yours truly.

            Case in point of some of the obvious flaws Ayya Saleh Johar is in dire need to shed. Ayya Saleh Johar is committing a grave error in believing the criticism is directed at him as well as believing the message is directed to him personally. You are in the arena soliciting and influencing Eritrean people’s thoughts and stances. Though only a week ago I was applauding your “anti Tifoztinet” with Yoel of Fanus Network regarding the anthill impasse which could easily balloon into dangerous peaks terrains and pelligroso out of control wild fires by the simplest fanning of very sensitive delicately balanced Ethiopian hyper regional militarization from the accumulated lazy nonchellant disrespectful utterances to an otherwise very accomplished and proved global figure of a young inspired leader utilizing your recognized Eritrean spokes person earned position. However your inexplicable or intentional error of ignoring true facts on the ground that you are have failed to do your due diligence work and present it to your audience instead opting for the stated distasteful jargon for a person of yo caliber on par with an Eritrean statesman, a journalist and an activist. I fail to see the journalism which by now I would have thought in 20 years you would have received international global prizes like tens of pulitzers for excellence in informing the public accurate and factual information . I see no activism in the lazy Negarit96 production. What I see is your marketing skills in singing the lullabies to the an assuming barely paying close attention to a rather important occurrence and is solely dependent to form his or her opinion because they depend on you exquisite magnetic skills due to their comfort with your story telling and inescapable lullaby songs and humor that has grabbed them long ago. Your position matters. The influence you have on many Eritreans matters. In. your short 20 minutes production and simple utterances such as dream in accordance to your size can mobilize tens of thousands Eritrean war drummers. Not to the benefit of either the short term and long term benefits of Eritreans. You are wrong on such a phrase which you weaved in three or four short skits within 15 minutes. You posses great skill Saleh. But man you are simply wrong on many levels including linguistics. Your shoes yes you should wear according to your size and shorts pants etc… But my dear Saleh how is a DREAM which is not contained in a volume, distance or weight to be measured and assigned a size to specific individuals. DREAM is limitless. And the truth of the matter is you are bearing witness to a most transformational young Ethiopian tackling and solving a rather an enviable difficult national dilemma who will prove to be a great human that will accomplish highly in your life time. You are perhaps closed your mind due to one action he has taken baldly and sympathetically with regards to Eritrea and embarking of mobilizing all of Ethiopians to discaERD the most valuable player in TEAM Ethiopia that will do all that is within his power to deliver the miracle. Thus far I am only warming you up. Expect that our readers will learn a great deal from my emphatic challenges to you and others through civil discourse and your errors will not only be corrected but I guarantee you will learn a lot in the process no matter how deep you burry your entire head and neck in the ground like an austrige. Its unbecoming of a true scholar and a gentlemen to be disrespectful to me as if I am some bug buzzing about you oh great might infallible Eritrean. The intent and the effort by the way is not to teach you an already full to the brim cup. Your size or dream you have limited when you say kifaya Anna ma AAyze aHfez mn al muAlimat. Don’t be fulled if we have let our figure heads, leaders and our pupil influencers run ashtray or mock without challenging and hold accountable thus far out of sheer traditional respect. But in the utter failures they continually register and have not delivered anything greater than tabloid entertainment at best that soothes the wounds of the people like an opiate or heroin, my man it will take absolutely little effort to unleash a potential power that have been stored consisting of a wisdom that will move mountains and entire nations. So have some respect and stop b**ing at me as if I am some bug intentionally set to bother you of great infallible Eritrean. I am forced to address you because it is a fair market that we both and all others have equal rights to compete and the better judgments will indeed rein supreme in the not too distant future. Buckle up Dorothy say bye bye to Kansas. It will a long year battle for truth. And yeah get it right next time as after you leave Kansas you will transit through the great Empire State that is NY NY… and I am not the mayor. Governor is more fitting! Okay here comes the bugging bbbzzzzz bzzzzzzzz YEAH I forgot I AM a proud bug DEAL WITH IT!

            tSAtSE a GiAAANNT bugg bbbzzzzzzz ohhh right about now I know you are missing your old great loyal friend – a Cigaret.. here since I do like you a lot lot I will have one for you and light up!! bbzzzzzz bbzzzz maybe I have ahealth envy to be in show bizzz to bzzzzzz and be a star like you Ayya Saleh Johar. And don’t fret a great many have learned great lessons from this installments if by chance you kept your closed your mind and have not learned from my wisdom great JUDGEMENT. Have some respect for you are engaging with persons of sound achievements and have our earned stripes hanging in the clothing closet. And you shall then be reciprocated with the mutual respect you would have earned.

            Do not let me demand for the public apology you still owe me for your hideous presumptuous remark with regards to the Tigrigna dictionary and other similar transactions. Cause for my last bitter long disappearance because of my utter discuss to realize some of you true buried characteristics. I have made apologize publicly once and I bet you I can do it again. On the contrary ma man it is you who have provoked the GiAnt… I am not your bug quit belittling with your disrespectful veiled contemptuous attitude as if I am your bug. I am not your bug. Pertinent and valid challenges I will continue to challenge those committing grave errors and with significant character deformities that can proven through civil argument solely for their personal growth and improvement of character. And no this is not an intimidation. This is sound judgement and there is nothing in this response that warrants your forever infantile last resort of “It is a privilege” Same exact attitude as the TPLF they want all the credit for the great things that befell fortuoutosly on them on their watch but they never will own to the grave errors they committed. As if they are the only ones who bled for Ethiopia, as if they are the only ones that are the great liberators of their people and alway failing to share credit to those that have also contributed emensily to the effort, So you should recognize and grow up to view my presence here as a great honor. Save your infantile “it is a privilege” last resort.

            Your showmanship and time and locations are simply not captivating to me. Same very underdeveloped linguistics that you have continuously berated the society for, yet you utilize the language and nonsensical phraseology as if you are saying something of substance. Not impressed. And YOU ARE WRONG!
            BBBZZZZZZZZZZ. Bzzzzzzzzzzzz Enjoy your weekly dose of buzzing – meHret Yeweis.. ReIsi Hmamm jemiratik mishhh. Wey Hawey.
            Recognize greatness and great judgment when it is in your presence. Be humble and honored by its grace. FOR THE LAST TIME I AM NOT YOUR BUG. CAPITO?
            bbzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
            GitSAtSE

          • Saleh Johar

            TsaTse,

            I haven’t read all your hot-air, but I hope now you feel better.
            Fokhisulka do? Now buzz off because my lap is not “addicts anonymous” venting out chair”. And I know who I am up against—the political lepers. Find somewhere else to unload your frustrations.
            You said enough now …Buzz off, please.

          • bzzz

  • Selamat Atto Saleh Johar,

    With regards to ዓቕምኻ ሕለም :

    Immature is the first word that comes to mind. Considering the magnitude of the impasse amongst the great Ethiopian peoples power struggles to democratize their nation and install a just governance which is the desire of all the parties in conflict, what Ethiopians are most in need is for a leader who dreams above and beyond his size. ልዕሉ ዓቕሙ ዝሓልም መሪሕነት ኢዩ ኢቲ ኣውራ ዘድልያ መላአ ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያ።

    አቲ ዛሕዝን ግን ኣንጻር “ቲፎዝነት” መርገጽ ከም ዘለካ መደረ ሂብካ ክነስኻ ኣብቲ ቃለ መጠየቕ ምስ ፋኑስ ነትወርክ ምስ ዮኤል ዝገበርካሉ ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ክልተ ሰሙን፡ ሕጂ ባዕልኻ ናይ ቀንዲ ቲፎዝነት ዝምባሌ ከተዘውትር አንኮለኻ፡ ቃልካ ባዕልኻ ከተዕብር ምብቃዕካ ኢዩ። ላዛ ክአለትካ ናይ ዛንታታት ወይ ሕካያ ናይ ዝሓለፈ ኣብ አንዳ ሳርቶታት ዶ፡ አንዳ ቀምቃማይ ወይ ቆናኒት ወይ አንዳ ዓለባ ንስማዕታት ዝምስጥ ጉልባብ ተጠቒምካ ቲፎዞ ሓደ ጎድኒ ተጻራሪ ሓይሊ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ብተጻርርነት ጠቕላይ ሚኒስተር ኣብይ ኣሕመድ ብንዕቅና ምንአኣስ ዓቐኑ ደረት ክትገብረሉ ምፍታንካ ኢዩ።
    ዓቐን ሕልሚ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስተር ኣብይ ኣሕመድ ንኸትፈልጥ ዓቐን ሕልምታት መላአ ህዝብታት ኢትዮጵያ ከም ዝኾነ ክተስተውዕል ምነበረካ። ጠቕላይ ሚኒስተር ኣብይ ኣሕመድ ጸሚድዎ ዘሎ ቃልሲ ን ሓደ ውልቀ ሰብ ወይ ንገዛአ ርአሱ ክዳን ንኸልብስ ኣይኮነን። አንታይ ደኣ፡ ን መላአ ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵዮ ልብሲ ፍትሕን ሰላምን ንኸልብስ ኢዩ ኢቲ ደረጃ ምምራሕ ሃገሩን ምጽጋን ጸገማት ንነዊሕ አዋን ዝተዋህለለ ዕበይቲ ጸገማት ሃገሩን ህዝቡን፥ አወ ኣኸሎት ኣሎኒ ኢቲ ካልኣዊ መድረኽ ምስግጋር ሃገር ኢትዮጵያ ናብቲ ቀንዲ ዕላማ ሰውራ ኢትዮጵያ ንማዕርነትን ኣኽብሮታትን ኩሉ ወዲ ሃገርን ቢሄራታት ኢትዮጵያውያን፥ ኣብ ጋህዲ ኣብ ምስትግባር ኩሉ ኢቲ ዓበይትን ሰሰናያት ሕልምታት ናይ ልዕሊ ሚአትን ዓሰርተን ሚልዮን ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያ፥ ብከቢድ መስዋአትነታትን ጽዕርታትን፥ ሓርኮትኮትን ላዕልን ታሕትን፥ ዓቕበትን ቁልቁለትን ዝገስገሰ ንኣጋ ሱሳ ዓመታት ብናይ ርሑቕን ሰፊሕን ራኢታት መናአሰይ ሱሳታት ዝተኾስኮሰ ዱልዱል ሙርኩስ ምህላዉ ኢዩ።

    ኢትዮጵያውያን መናአሰይን ተማሃሮን ልዕሊ ዓቕሞም ሓሊሞም ኩቡርነት ኩሉ ወዲ ሃገርን ማዕርነትን ብልጽግናን ሃገሮም ሓደ ነቲ ሓደ ከይጎበጠ፥ ኩሉ ወዲ ሃገር ቋንቃታት ባህልታትን ኩቡር ታሪኻት ኩለን ቢሂረሰባት ን ማዕራ መሰላትን ምስ ማዕረ ሓላፍነትን ሙሉአ ህዝብታት ኢትዮጵያ ብዘይ ምድላውን ንርአሰ ማልካን ነቲ ናተይ ኢዩ ዝብጽሓኒ ልዕሊ ኩሉ ዝበልካዮ ኣመና ሓልዩት ሂብካ፡ ነቲ ኣይናተይን ኣይብጽሓንን ጓና ወይ ባዕዳዊ ኢዩ ኢልካ ንገዛአ ወዲ ሃገርካ ጉጉይን ድሑርን መረዳአታ ካብቲ ሰውራዊ ከቢድ ሓላፍነትካ ምአንቲ ማዕርነትን ሓርነትን ውጽዕ ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያን ውጹዓት ህዝብታት ዓለምን ቦኺርካ ክትውዕል ካጉጉይ ጸረ ዕላማኻ ከምዝኾነ ተገንዚብካ፡ ኣብ ናይ ኩቱርን ጽዑቕን ቃልሲ ከበድትን ኣኽሰርትን ጌጋታትክ ዝፈጸምካዮ ኣስጋኢ ከምዝኾነ ኣሚንካ፡ ቁልጠኡፍ ኣራምን ናብ ጉዕዞ ናይ ሓባር ዓላማ ኩሉ ወዲ ሃገር መንገድኻ ኣቕኒዕካ ነቲ ቡሩኽን ርህሩህን ምህለታትን ሃንቀውታ ውጹዕ ህዝብኻ ንፍትሓዊት ሰላምን ራህዋን ዝሰፈና ሓያል ኣፍሪቃዊት ኣብነት መሪሕ ሃገር ፈደራላዊት ናይ ቢሄረ ህዝቦች ኢትዮጵያ ሽቶ መሪርን ነዊሕን ታሪኻዊ ቅልስታት ምውቃዕ ኣብ ዝሓጸረ አዋን ጋህዲ ኮይኑስ፡ ሓበን ለባማትን ኣብ ቃልሲ ሙኩራትን ኩሎም ህዝብታት ኢትዮጵያ ሓሊፉስ፡ ንመላአ ህዝብታት ዓለምና ኣድንቖት ኢያ ሓቀኛ ኢትዮጵያ ሃገር ደበኽ ክትብለና ኣብ 2021 ዓመተ ምህረት።

    ኢቲ ዓቢ ጊጋኻ ኣቶ ሳልሕ ጆሃር ጉድለታትካን ጉድለታት ከማኻ ሕጽረት ኣተሓሳስባ ዘለዎም ኤርትራውያን ዜጋታት ን ኽልተ ሓደ ናይ ሓባር ዕላማን መትከልን ዘለዎም የሕዋትን ናይ ቃልሲ ብጾትን፡ መርገጾም ፍሉይ ዘይኮነ ን የህዛብ ብዓውዓውታ ንየህዛብ ከም ፍሉይነት ዘለዎን፡ ተጻራሪ ከም ዝኾነ፥ ሸነኽካ ሓሪኽካ ንውድቀት ዘይሓረኻዮ ሸነኽ ትምኒትካ ብናይ ኣሽካዕላል ሕካያታት ናይ ሽቕ ዓዋሉ ቋንቃታት ናይ ንዕቀት “ዓቕምኻ ሕለም” መደንዘዝን መዶንቆርን ቀንዲ ቲፎዞ ተዋሳኢ፡ አቲ ተዋህበካ ሕድሪ ህዝቢ መድረኽካ ኣዝዩ ዘያብነታውን ሓልፍነትካ ምዝንጋዕን፡ ኣብ ክንዲ ዕርቅን ሰላምን ጎሮቤትካ ሽምግልና ትኸውን፡ ህኩይን ዘይሓቀኛን ሓደገኛ ሓዊ መሽረፈት ከተምበድብድ፡ ኣዝዩ ዘሕዝንን ንመሪሕ ህዝቢ ደረጃ ኢዩ ዘለዎም ዝበልናዮም ዓበይቲ የሕዋት ዓቢ ክሳራታት ህዝቢ ኢርትራ መርድአ ኮይኑኒ።

    ንሙኻኑ ኣቶ ሳልሕ ጆሃር፥ ህውሓትን ናይ ኢትዮጵያ ብልጽግና ፖርቲን ፍልልዩም ቁርብ ዶ መጽናዕቲ ጊርካሉ? ናይ ኢትዮጵያ ብልጽግና ፓርቲ መቕጸልታ ውይ ካላዊ መድረኽ ነዊሕ ቃልስን መትከል ህውሓትን ከምዝኾነ፡ ሓላፍነት ዝሃብናኩም መራሕትና ኤርትራውያን ካብ ሓላፍነትኩም ሙብካር ዝገዽድ ኣብ ገድል ክተምርሑ ካብ ተዕዘብና፡ ኣብዚ ምርብራብ ኣንጻር ሓሶት፡ ሓቀኛ መርትዖታትን፥ ሰፊሕን ዓሙኢቕን ምርመራታት መርትዖታት፥ ቅድም ቅዳድም ንኤርትራውያን ህዝብና ኢቲ ፍትሓውን ሓቀኛ ሃናጺ ተራ ኤርትራውያን ኣብ ምስልሳል ምስረታ ዲሞክራስያዊት ፈደራላዊት ናይ ቢሄረ ሶዎች ሀገረ ኢትዮጵያ ከነንቅሕ ሙኻና፡ ኢዝኣ መልሲ ን “ዓቕንካ ሕለም” ናይ ንዑቓት ባህሪ ሕጨጫኻ ከም ኣዋጅ ኣንጻር ሁኩይ ስርሒት ንጋሪት ቁ96 ተመሳሳሊ ፋልላዊ ዝበነ ኮሓላሉ ኩሑላት ጋዜጣናታት ኢና ብሃልቲ ጎዲማት ኣቕረብቲ ሕካያታትን ኣዘንተውቲ ቤላ በልውን፡ ንኣህዛብና ጻማ ፍረ ቃልሶምን ወጽዓታቶም ንዘበናት፡ ኣብ ዕውቲ ፈድራልያዊት ናይ ቢሂረ ሶዎች ኢትዮጵያዊት ሪፓብሊክ ኣብ ዝሓጸረ አዋን ከስተማቕርዎ ሙኻኖም፡ ካብ ጻጸን ጽንጽያን ስብሕታት ሰፊሕን ዓሙቕን መሪር ፖለቲካዊ ቃልሲ ታሪኽ ህዝቢ ኢትዮፕያ ሓቅነቱ አንታይ ሙኻኑ ክንግልጾ ኢና።

    ንቁልዕ ሓሶታት ብሕልፊ ብሕልፊ ካብ እኽብሮት ብህዝቢ ዝትዋህቦም ኤርትራውያን ዜጋታት፡ ጸብለልትነት ዘሎና ፈላጣት ኢና ሁኩይ ስርሕታት፡ ኢቲ ጉዳይ ኢትዮጵያ ኣገዳስነቱን ጉዳይ ኣብነታውን ኣግዳስን ጉዳይ ኤርትራውያን ከምዝኾነ፡ ብሰላማዊ መርትዓታት ክካሻሕን ስነ ፍልጠታዊ መረዳታትን ነቶም ትጋገዩ ዘልኹም ኣብ ቅንዕና መሊስና፡ ንህዝብና ኤርትራውያን ብቁኑዕ ምስመርን ሓቅና መትክልን ድኣ ሙርሕልና ወይ ውረዱ ተኣለዩ ብሕፍረት ሓሶታትኩም ኢቲ መደንዝዚን መዶንቆርን ሕካያታት ኣንዳ ሳርቶ ዶ ኣንዳ ዓላባ ቆሓምቲ ጫት ደቂ ሹቕ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣይቱግቶቱ።

    ንሙኻኑ፡ ጊጋኻ፥ ዝዓበየ ጌጋ ኣያ ኣማኑኤል ሕድራት ብ “ዓቕምኻ ሕለም” ናይ ሸፈጥ ዘረባ ዝተመሰጠ፥ ንሕጂ ኢዚ ዝስዕብ ኢዩ።

    ኢትዮጵያ ኣብዚ ኣዝዩ ኣገዳሲ ካልኣዊ መድርኽ ቃልሲ ህውሓት ን ምድልዳል ሕገ መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ 1994 ፈደራላዊ ናይ ቢሄር ሶዎች ፈደራላዊት ሪፓብሊክ ኢትዮጵያ፥ ን ኩቡርንተን ማዕርነትን መላአ ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያ፥ ኩቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስተር ሓላፍነት ዝተሰከሞ ንግዛአ ዝባኑን ምዓኮሩን ዓቀን ልብሲ ክሓልም ዓቀኑ ዝተመርጸ ኢትዮጵያውያን ንክመርሕ። አንታይ ደኣ ኢቲ ቀንዲ ዓቅን መላአ ኢትዮጵያ ልብሲ ፍትሕን ኦማዕርነትን ብልጽግናን ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያን ናይ ብሄረ ሰዎች ፈደራላዊት ኢትዮጵያዊት ሪፓብሊክ፡ ዓቀን መላአ ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያ ሕልሚ ሓሊሙስ ኣብ ግብሪ ከሰላስሎ ከስተግብሮ ኢዩ ሕሩይ ኮይኑ።

    ስለዚስ ኩቡር ዓቢ ሃውና ኣቶ ሳልህ ጆሃር ጋዲን፡ ምሱጥ ካብ በሃሊኡ ደጋሚኡ ኣያ ኣምኑኤል ሕድራት፥ አዛ “ዓቕምኻ ሕለም” ምኽሪ ልግስኹም ዘረባ ህኩያት ውይ ዘረባ ሓሶት ኢያ፡ ኩቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስተር ኣቢይ ኣሕምመድ ዓቐን ሜትን ዕሰአተን ሚልዮን ህዝብን ዓቕን ስፊሕ መሬት ሃገር ኢትዮጵያ ክሓልምን ኣብ ዓውት ክብጽሕን ኢዩ ሓላፍናት ብጸብለልትነት ካብ መዘናታቱ መራሕቲ ሃገር፡ መትከላትን ሕልምታትትን ባህግታትን ኢሃደግን/ህውሓትን፡ ሕገ መንትግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ 1994 ዘድሊ መኣርምታትን መስዋአትን ትብዓትን ወሳንነትን ብ ተሪርን ጠንካራን መሪሕነት ኣብት ጉቡአ ሽቶ ዕላማን መትከላዊ መርገጽትራት ቃልሲ መላአ ህዝቢ ኢትዮፕያ ንኽሰላስል ኣባዩ ይደፋአ ኣብ ቦቱኡ ኢዩ ዘሎ ኣቢ ኣሕምድ።

    ኣብዚ ኣዋርሕ ዝዋስድ ኣገዳሲ ርብርብና፥ ኣይፋልኩምን ቲፎዝነትን ናይ ሓሶት ፕሮፓጋንዳዊ ሓደግኛ ጎደና ተበጊስኩሞ ዘለኹም ኣያታት ሳልሕን ኣምኑኤልን፡ ስዑራት ኢኹም አሞ፡ ኣይፋልኩምን ኣብቲ ቁኑዕ ተራ ኢርትራውያን መንገዲ ጌና ብአዋኑ ተኣረሙ። አርምጃ ይቀጥላል።

    ፖለቲቻዊ ስምምዕ ህውሓትን ናይ ኢትዮጵያ ብልጽግና ፓርቲ ኢቲ አንኮ ስለማውን ፍትሓውን አዚ ግዝያዊ ናይ ስልጣናትን መድረኻዊ መስገርን ኣህዛብ ኢትዮጵያ። ኤርትራውያን ታራኹም ኩል ሓቀኛ ምዕባለታት ኢትዮጵያ መሚኹም ካብ መሽረፈትን ሰተታን መጎሃሪ ሓደገኛ ሓዊ ሙአጓድ ኣብ ሞንጎ ክለተ የሕዋት ጎሮቤትና ተዓቆቡ።

    ኛይ ኢትዮጵያ ብልጽግና ፓርቲ መቕጸልታ ኢሃደግ/ሕውሓት ምስ ኣድላይ መኣረምታ ተሳታፍነት ብሂረ ሰባት ዘስፋሕፍሕ፡ ን መትከል ኢሃደግ/ህውሓት ዘደልድል ኢዩ።

    ኩቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስተር ኣብይ ኣሕመድ፥ ዓቀን ሀጋረ ኢትዮጵያ ሓሊምካ፥ ሕልምኻ ጋህዲ ምስ ኣስተግበርካሙዎ ምስ ሙሉአ ፖለቲካዊ ተስታፎን ሰለማውን ፍትሓውን ዲሞክራስያውን ሙሉአ ምትአምማን ትጻባአቲ ናይ ሞያ ኢትዮጵያውያን ፖለቲከኛታት፡ ልዕሊ ዓቀን ኢትዮጵያ ሕልሚ፥ ዓቀን ኢርትራዊ ሕለም ኢለካ ኣለኹ። መትከልካ ፍትሓዊ መትከል ኢሃደግ/ሕውሓት መትከል ኢዩ። ጽናዕ! ሕልሚ ኢትዮጵያውያን ምስ ነግሓ ክጋሃድ ኢዩ።

    እስተምህሮታትን ንዕዋት ኢትዮጵያ ብልጽግና ፓርቲ ብ መሪሕነት ጠቅላይ ሚኒስተር ኣብይ ኣሕመድ ጀሚርና ከምዞሎና ፍለጡ። ጋህዲ ፍትሓዊት ምስ ሙሉአ ማዕርነት ዲሞክራስያዊት ፈደራላዊት ናይ ቢሂረ ሰዎች ኢትዮጵያዊት ሪፓብሊክ፡ ሙለአ ሓበንን ዓወትን ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኢዩ። ኤርትራውያን ኣገዳስነት ሓቀናኝ ፍትሓውን ተራኹም ኣስተውዕሉ።

    ጃይ ጻጽ

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Solomon,

      In the era of “life quakes” watching in the Ethiopian politics,“ it calls for ‘thinking’ and ‘living’ within your limits, and hence “ዓቕምኻ ሕለም”. Dreaming something impracticable is an Utopian dream. Ethiopia needs a “political practitioner” who navigate systematically to achieve the possibles based on the realities on the ground. Unlike the current leader, Ethiopia is looking a visionary leader who understand the nature of Ethiopia as “multicultural state” and who listens grievances and administrate them accordingly. ንህዝብኻ ብዘይትግበር ሕልሚ ክትመርሖ ምፍታን ካብ ግዜ ናብ ግዜ ምስ ህዝብኻ እንዳተናጋዕካ ምኻድ ማለት’ዩ:: In “impractical dreams” are in short a deceiving propaganda uttered by politicians to be used until they come to the saddle of power. The release of prisoners by Abiy’s regime now is known as “deceiving stunt “ when he filled it back the prison houses in a few weeks.

      • Teodros Alem

        aman h
        Instead of being proud jealous”mekegna”, why u don’t dream, achievable dream to ur own country and try to make it happen.
        example, u can make massawa at least to the level of sharm el sheikh of egypt or asmera to the level of midsize Italian cities within 10-20 years, if u all work hard, that is achievable dream.
        but u instead of dreaming ur own achievable dream for ur own country, u r trying to kill ethiopian dream, which u can’t . “mekegna”
        u can’t even won over coro..

        • Consolation

          TA,

          Planting a lot of buildings in a city or growing it two or three times, the way the TPLF did in Addis or Mekele, when 90% of the people have no access to clean drinking water, is a meaningless exercise. Africans do it because it is the easier route. The Eritrean government has ignored this easy route, and has taken the harder path of spending its limited resources in all corners of the country. Today over 80% of the Eritrean people have access to clean water, over 90% to education and health facilities, within walking distances. Thanks but no thanks for your advice!

          • Teodros Alem

            conso
            Its clearly u r ignorant foot soldier, if it is not for ur jelousy , i would show u 100s of dams bigger than that u posted earlier.
            gamebala and south ethiopia reached 90% education 5-6 years ago.
            i’m sure u don’t say same thing about none african countries, that tells me, u have slave mentality. with this slave mentality, u will not accomplish nothing, let alone planting a lot of building in the city, with ur mentality, all u can do is being a refugee and jealous.
            by the way, the reason i said what i said to anam h is to mind his business and if u have little clue about midsize cities of Italy and sharm el sheikh, u would have known , u will know they don’t have a lot of high rise buildings.

          • Consolation

            TA,

            I am sure you can show me one or two huge dams, one or two 50-storey buildings. But so what when 90% of your people have no drinking water or decent living quarters. You see, as I told you that is very easy. In Eritrea, every village has its own dam, just enough to satisfy its owns needs. Over 300 such dams have been built. In addition about ten medium sized each with capacity of over 100milion cubic meters have been built. When I search for “Eritrea dams” this is what youtube returns.

            https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=eritrea+dams

            Whereas, “Ethiopia dams” givs

            https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ethiopia+dams

            Check the two pages and you will understand what I am talking about!

          • Teodros Alem

            conso
            When i said a lot of jelousy people will have heart attack and blood pressure, i really mean it, they will show it to u.
            Who told u 90% of ethiopia have no access to drinking water? Let me guess the government cadres, through fake and distorted video, right? and u believed them, that makes u dam foot soldier, nothing else.
            evein tigrai where naturally water is the problem has no that kind of problem, and as we speak there is 12 billion birr water project going on in tigrai with Chinese company.
            Pls don’t compare the incomparable ethiopia with eritrea. compare eri with gambela or benshangule or south , with that part of ethiopia.

          • Consolation

            TA,

            The dam being built in Mekele may be cancelled if the TPLF holds its idiotic election as the Federal government has vowed to apply the screws 🙂 But, if it makes you neglected, this is what youtube returns when I search for “Tigray dams”

            https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tigray+dams

            This picture about Tigray and its drinking water is the typical scenario

            https://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2009/10/14/2292184/DeepEthiopianwell.jpg

          • Teodros Alem

            conso
            I know u guys r on fake news presented by social media cadres, the federal gov just gave the contract to Chinese company just 2-4 month ago.

    • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

      ሰላማት ጻጸ:

      [እስተምህሮታትን ንዕዋት ኢትዮጵያ ብልጽግና ፓርቲ ብ መሪሕነት ጠቅላይ ሚኒስተር ኣብይ ኣሕመድ ጀሚርና ከምዞሎና ፍለጡ። ጋህዲ ፍትሓዊት ምስ ሙሉአ ማዕርነት ዲሞክራስያዊት ፈደራላዊት ናይ ቢሂረ ሰዎች ኢትዮጵያዊት ሪፓብሊክ፡ ሙለአ ሓበንን ዓወትን ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኢዩ። ኤርትራውያን ኣገዳስነት ሓቀናኝ ፍትሓውን ተራኹም ኣስተውዕሉ።] ኢልካ

      ደሓን ዶ ዓዲ?
      ሸታሕታሕ ክብለካ ዶ ጀሚሩ ሓቀይ?

      • ሰላማት ሙሃንዲስ ምዕባለ፡

        ኣይፋል። ኣነስ ኣብ ጽኑዕ ርገጽ ኤርትራዊ ኢየ ቁኑዕ ማዕዶ ዝልግሰልካ ዘለኹ። አንተ ብሸታሕታሕ ኣንተ ተጎዕዝኩ፡ ፍሪክሽን ኣግዲለ ተቓላጣፊ ጉዕዞ ቃልሲ፡ ኤርትራውያን መሳርሕቲ ዓውዓውታ ቲፎዞታት፡ ብሩህ ራኢን ሰናይ ዓቐን መላአ ህዝቦምን ሃገሮምን ክሓልሙ አሞ፡ ካብዚ ከቢድ ሞቑሕ ኣሲርዎም ዘሎ ንኽይግስግሱ፡ አቲ ሓቀኛን ፍትሓውን መትከል ኩሉ ኤርትራዊ ክረግጾ ዘልዎ ዕራቒ ክልተ ተኸራኸርቲ የሕዋት ጎሮቤት ሃገርና ሽማግልነት ክጽዕሩ ከምዝለዎም ኣብ ክንዲ ቲፎዞ ሓድ ወገን ሒዞም፡ ስዕረትት ን ሓደ ሓው፡ ውድቀት ን ሓደ ሓው ናይ ዓይሹ ቀንጣጢ ክብሮም መሕሰሪ ኤርትራውነት ን ኸይኮኑ፡ ሓቂ ኣስተምህሮቶት ህልውን ምዕቡልን ኩነታት ኢትዮጵያ ብዘይ ሻራውነት ኣህጣሪ ንኽሉ መኣዲ ንኽቕርቡ ዝሓሸን ፍትሓውን ግብሪታት ንኽልግሱ ኢይ ዝዕድም ዘለኹ።
        ካብ ደርጊ ወዲ ደርጊ ዓበይቲ ጸገማት ናይ ብቕትማሊ፡ ዕውት ህዝባዊ መፍትሒ ዝተረኽበሉ፡ ዝሓወየ ቁስልታትህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያ ኣይትቕሳቕስ። ን ሓንቲ ዓመት ተቖጠብ። ክርኻ ሓሉ። ደርጊ ኣብ ኤርትራ የሎን ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ የሎን ሎም።

        ውድሓንካ

        በረድ ባፎሎ ምሳይ ሸታሕታሕ ክትብል ዓዲመካ ኣሎኹ።

        ጻጸ

        • Consolation
          • ሰላማት ኮንሰላሽን/ደበስ

            የቕንየለይ አታ ዛንታ ንጉስ ሊንክ ሼር ዝገበርካያ። አንተ ዘይርተጋግየ ኢቶ ዝጠመቑኒ ጻጸ ኢሎም ኣስታት 42 ዓመታት፡ ብቓሎም ነዛ ዛንታ ኣዘንቴውለይ ኒሮም።

            ኤጌን ታንክ ዮ።

            ጻጸ

        • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

          ሰላማት ጻጸ:
          ጎቦ-ጎቦ ገዲፍካንዶ ኣግሂድካ ተዛረብ።
          ምስ ኮልኔል ኣብዪ ኴንካ ዲኻ ክስረሕ ትብል ዘለኻ?
          ደርጊ ንታይ ኣምጸኦ ሕጂ። መግለጺኻ ‘ኳ ምርዳእ ኣብዩኒ።

    • Saleh Johar

      ክቡር ጻጸ:
      ከንቲባ ኑ-ዮርክ ዶ ክብለካ? ሕጂ’ን: ብሕልፊ ንስኻ: ዓቅምኻ ሕለም::

      • ሰላማት ኣያና ኩቡር ሳልሕ፡

        ኣበየናይ ትዕድልተይ መዋአለይ ዓቢ በደል ዝበጽሓኒ፡ አንተ ካብ ሙውቕቲ ግዛይ ሓንቂቐ ብፍቕርን ሓቦን ካብ ስድራቤት ዝሰንቕ፡ አንተ ካብ ህዝበይ፡ ዝበዝሐ ዘብናት ምስ ካልኦት ኣህዛብ ዓለምና ዘሕለፍክዎ ተካል ስደት፡ ሓላፍነት ጋንታ ታክል ስድራቤት፡ ሕሳስ ልድ ክነሰይ ኣቦ ስድራ ተሰኪመ፡ ምኽራኻ ትልግሰለይ ዘኻ፡ ዓሰርተታት ዓመታት ሓሊፉ ካብ ዝብጽሓኒ፡ አወ ልክዕ ኣሎኻ፡ አንታይ ኣለዎ፡ ኣነስ ሓርፋፍ ናብራ ሚሂሩኒ፡ ዘይውስኸላ ነዛ ልግስነትካ። ኣነስ ትሕቲ ዓቕመይ ኢየ ዝሓልም። ሓደ ሓደ ግዜ ኣውሪሕ አንታ ሕልሚ ለይት አንተ ሕልሚ ቀትሪ ይሕረመኒ ኢዩ። ንሕናስ አምነትና ናብቶም ልዕሊ ዓቕምኹም ክትሓልሙ ሙውቕቲ ኮስኪሳ ዘትባዕትኩም ከተማ ከረን ትጽቢትና ካብኹም ኢዩ ኔሩ። ኣየ ክንደይ ይጭክኑ ኣንታ ሳልሕ ሓውና፡ አዞም ጎሓላሉ ሰድራቤትና ተጋሩ፡ ካን አቲ ዓቢ ሸውሃት ዓቕን ሙሉአ ሃገርን ህዝብን ዝነበረኩም ባሕጊጎም ኣብሪሮምልኩም? ደሓን ኩቡር ሓውና ኣያ ሳልሕ፡ ንሶም ውን ነፍቅሮም ይሕዋትና ስለ ዝኾኑ፡ ንስለ ጥቕሞምን ጥቕምናን ዘድሊ መኣርምታት ጌርና ኣብ ቁኑዕ መንገዶም ለቢ ትግራኣይ፡ ትፋልጣ ኢኻ ኣዚኻ ሸነኽ ከረን ገጻ ኢያ ምስለኒ፡ ኣብኣ ኣብታ ፍትሓዊት ጎደና ሓርበኛዊ ትግራዋይ ልቢ ትግራይ ክንመልሶም ኢና።

        ኦከይ። ኖው መይቢ ኣይ ኣም ቦርድ፡ ዮ ፕሩቭድ ቱ ቢ ራይት ኣጌን።

        ናይ ወዲ ከረን ኢብራሂም ቁጽሪ ስልኪ አንታ ላካ ኣብ ከርን አስከ ለኣኽ። ቁኡዕ ደብዳቤ ጌረ መልኽቲ ይሰድልካ ኣለኹ ኢለ መጠንቀቕታ ኣቕዲም ክህቦ። አወ ባህሪሩ አዛ ርግምቲ ዓጁጅ ስብኣይ ዓዲ ሃለው ከተጥፋኣኒ ኢየ ትን ፋሰይ ኢሉ ባህሪሩ ካብ ከረን በሪሩ ባፎሎ ግለ አንተ ዓለበ።

        አሞ ናብ ንባበይ ተማሃራይ ኢትዮጵያዊ ጹንዕ ነዊሕ ዘሕብን ታሪኻት አንተተመለስኩ አንታይ ይመስለካ። ተካላት ወለዶ አነ ስኻን በዓል ኣያ ኣሙኑኤልን ንዘይ ትፍጽሙዎ ሓርነትና፡ ናጽነት ናጽነት ኢልኩም፡ ሕጂ ካብ መግደፍ ሙሉአ ሓርነት ዓወት ኢትዮጵያዊ ብልጽግና ፓርቲ ኮሊፍኩምና ሎም። ናትኩም ‘ሲ ኣበይ ለምለም ኣሞዞን ፎረስት ከተበልጽጉ፡ ናትኩም ወለዶስ ተባዕልጉ ክንብል ሎምስ ኣይምውሕደናን።
        በጃኹም ለዕሊ ዓቕምኹም ሕለሙ።

        ጻጸ

      • Consolation

        Selam Saleh,

        Here are some popular pearls of wisdom which contradict your view.

        It’s better to have tried and failed than never tried, you can rest easy knowing you gave it a go.

        It is better to try and fail than fail to try.

        The only failure is not to try.

        Better To Try And Fail Than Never To Try At All
        Poem by William F. O’Brien

        Some say risk nothing, try only for the sure thing,
        Others say nothing gambled nothing gained,
        Go all out for your dream.
        Life can be lived either way, but for me,
        I’d rather try and fail, than never try at all, you see.

  • Teodros Alem

    Hola
    I just saw a youtube video in ebc/etv( ethiopian tv) titled “yeEthiopia lek”, i recommend u guys to see it. Note, u got to be careful, the video is a source of pain and sadness for ethiopia haters and enemies and a source of pride for ethiopians and ethiopia lovers.

    • Saleh Johar

      Hi Tedros,
      Ethiopia would be way better if you dropped this tradition of making everything a wedge issue. Why do you have to divide people into enemies or friends when you do not know them. Isn’t it better to present what you have and let people judge for themselves how to see it/ Why judge prematurely and invite otherwise neutral people to become enemies?

      This sentence,“Note, u get to be careful, the video is a source of pain and sadness for ethiopia haters and enemies and a source of pride for ethiopians and ethiopia lovers.” looks like a call for quarrel. I don’t see why you need this “Neger yallou” call 🙂

      • Teodros Alem

        Selam Saleh Johar
        1st, i didn’t divide anything, i said it’s source of pride for ethiopians, which means regardless of poltical views, language, religion or anything, for all ethiopians.
        for ethiopia enemies, i meant those who gets angry and make their eyes red whenever they hear good progress in ethiopia, the likes of some egyptian …….none ethiopians.
        why would one ethiopian who believe in ethiopia will be sad and painful because of ethiopia, his/her own country progress?

        • Saleh Johar

          Hi Teodros,
          Be realistic. Ethiopians are 110 million. Isn’t it natural that a few will have totally different views, even hate themselves let alone Ethiopia? Every country have them. I am opposing the view that makes the fringe as f they are the only ones. Therefore, it’s better to ignore and let them be. Also, it’s good to have less enemies and more friends. If you think that way you would contribute to peace. That is all.

          • Teodros Alem

            Selam Saleh Johar
            I’m not intended to creat more enemies, it is obvious ethiopia has enemies, no matter whatever gov or what ever ethiopia did she has enemies . look at some forumers in here , and looj at some unfair egyptian journalist and activists.
            There r weird, jealous and so on people in the world.

          • Saleh Johar

            Teodros,
            Let me illustrate what i mean once more.

            Suppose tomorrow Ethiopia discovers a huge oil deposit, say, in Bahr Dar.

            The optimist like me would share the news in the following way: today I heard the best news. WE now have huge oil deposits and i hope it will improve the livelihood of Ethiopia. I am glad and i hope the rest of the poor countries will get such a blessing in any other form.

            The pessimist would share it this way: now it is time our enemies will die of jealousy. Our historical and new enemies will eat their heart out. They will have heart attacks because we will be rich. Let them explode and I will be watching and laughing….

            Which approach do you think is sane, rational and forward looking? That is what I am saying; stick to the good news and don’t burden it with any distraction because that takes away from the happy news. The second approach is unnecessary, irrational, unproductive and negative.

            That is the best i can explain it.

            Thank you

          • Teodros Alem

            Selam Saleh Johar
            agree but haters and enemies will not gonna be happy, they will react by making their eyes red, by anger.
            Speaking of oil i heard 3A said like 1 and 1/2 years ago , they made t discovery, im sure they made 1.

          • Saleh Johar

            Tedros,
            What’s the point! You give up.
            It seems it’s a Habesha thing. Exhausted my arguments. Let’s end it here.

          • Teodros Alem

            Selam Saleh Johar
            Ok but i’m talking about achievable peace.

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam Salah,

    “Limit your dream” or “ ዓቅምኻ ሕልም” is a wisdom for generations. It is an everlasting message of wisdom from one of our icons. Thank you for bringing it in the time of boasting and self-aggrandizement. Your collections are admirable.

    • Consolation

      Selam AH,

      Believe me, I am not trying to be contrarian just for the sake of being so. Those who limit themselves in their dreams don’t make much dent in this world. They just live their lives as their fathers have done. It is those who dream the impossible dream and do the impossible deeds to achieve their dreams that take the world to the next stage. If the Shaebia fighters had followed your dictum, they would have concluded in 1981 that it was impossible to defeat the enormous army of the Derg supported as it was by the might Soviet Union and its allies and retreated to the Sudan. They didn’t. And because of that, they achieved the impossible!

      Now listen to this timeless song by Frank Sinatra “To Dream the Impossible Dream”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjI7VeIA7ZI

      • Abi

        Consolation
        Abiy is singing “My Way” by Frank Sinatra. I’m singing with him.
        Thanks for the song. Timeless indeed.

        • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

          Abi

          ግርም!
          ህግደፍ ምስ ኢሰፓ
          ልፍንቲ
          ስጋ ደርሆ
          ብዘይ ዘይቲ

          ትሓደ ይፈርስ
          ትሓደ ይጓሓፍ

          ትጸብሒ መኣዛ ጎደሎ
          ትልፍንቲ ደኣ ፍሉጥ
          ብሰንኪ ዋርድያ ዓዲ-ሃሎ
          ንመን ደኣ ክንብሎ?
          ተቀበል

          • Abi

            MM
            እየዘፈንክ ነው?

          • ክላ ንሲኻ ሓሜን መህንድስ ከኣ

            ጸረ ቲፎዝነት
            ብቕጽበት

            ስማዕ አንዶ ከሓተካ።

            ኣብ ብረታዊ ቃልሲ ሰውራታት ብሄረታ ኣህዛብ መላአ ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያ
            ጂግንነት ሰራዊት መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ ናይ ደርጊ ንምዕቃብ ሓድነት ህዝቦም
            ክም መስዋአቲ ጀጋኑ ደቂ ኢትዮጵያ ትቖጸሮ ዶ?

            ወይስ ናይ ብሓቒ ኤርትራዊ ሙህንድስ ህንደሳ ታሪኻዊ ጸረ ፍትሓውን ሰውራውን ቁኑዕ መስመር ህዝባዊ ወያነ ሓርነት ትግራይ ስለ ፍትሐን ክብርን ኩሉ ኣህዛብ መላአ ሃገረ ኢትዮጵያውያን፡ ሒዝዎ ዘሎ ምአንቲ ምቁራን ህዝቢ ትግራይ ብፍርሒ ኣምሓራ እምሓራ አንዳ በል፡ ዘይ ሓቅኛን ዘይፍትሓዊ ንቲ ጭኩን ህዝቢ ኣምሓራ ደርጊ ተመሊሶም ዝብል ሃንደሳ ኢኻ ለትይን መዕልትን ናይ ፍላላይ መንድቕ ትነድቕ ዘሎኻ። ንምኻኑ ሰራዊት ደረጊ ኣምሓሩ ጥራያ ኣይኮኑን ኔሮም። ተጋሩ ሰርዋኢት ደርጊ ኔሮም፡ ኤርትራውያን ሰራዊት ደርጊ ኔሮም። ኣይፍለጥን ኢዩ ምናልባት ኤርትራዊ ኣቦኻ ሰራዊት ደርጊ ወይ ኮማንዲስ ሃይለስላሴ ኔሩ ይኸውን። አንተ ናትይ ኣቦ ፍሑኽ ከይበልኩ ኣብ ዕሸለይ ገድሊ ኤርትራ ምስ ተጋደለ ኢዩ። ንሕካያ ኢየ ዝሕክየካ ዘለኹ። ግን ኣኮይ የማናይ ኢድ መንግስቱ ሃይለሞርያም ቅዳማይ ደርጊ ድሕሪ መንጌ ኢዩ ኔሩ።

            ኣብዚ ቅነያት ስጋብ ሰውራታት ሙሉአ ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያ ፍትሓዊ መዕልቦ ዝረክብ፡ ዝኾነ ሰብ ብሽም ኤርትራዊ ንህዝብታት ኢትዮጵያ ቁስልታቱ ኣብ ሓቅን ዘይሓቅን ተሞርኪሱ፡ ዓቢ ጋግን ብፍልላይን ናይ ሓደገኛ ኲናት ሓዊ ዝጽሕትር ጸረ ቀንዲ ዕላማ ቁኑዕን ፍትሓውን ሰውራ ኤርትራ፥ ጸረ ባህግን ልዕሊ ዕቐኑ ዓቕን መላአ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ሰናይ ክሓልም ኣኽአሎት ዘይብሉ ደንቆሮ ዘይሙሁር ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዘዶንቅር ኢና ክንቆጽሮ።

            መኽንያቱ ሰላማዊን ፍትሓውን ምስ ኣኽብሮት ኩሉ ዜጋ ኢትዮጵያዊ ኣብ ሃገራዊ ሕገ መንግስቲ ቅዎም ኢትዮጵያ 1994 ተሞርኪሶ፡ ብልጽግና ጎረቤት ሃገረ ኢትዮጵያ፡ ሳልስቲ ወይ ሰሙን ከይጽንሐ ጸልማት ኣብ ኤርትራና ዝቕንጥጥ ኣበርካቲ ጽልዋ ዓወት ኤርትራውያን ኢዩ ዝቑጸር።

            ስለዚ፡ ስል ክብርኻ ስለ ክብሪ ህዝዝኻ ኤርትራ፡ ድርጊ ዶ፡ ወያነ፡ ነፍጠኛ ዶ ዘይሃናጺ ዘይፍትሓዊ ክልተ ይሕዋት ጎርቢትባ ባአስን ቅርሕንትን ዘነሃህር ቃላት ናይ ዘይሃንደሳ የዕናዊ ቃላት ን ዓመት ተቆጠብ። አንተ ኺኢልካ ሓድነት ኢትዮጵይውያን ዘስላስል፥ ናይ ሓባአ አዋን ስኒት ኣብ መንጎኦም ዝሰፈነሉ ንዓመት ህንዳሴ ንኽትዋፈር ዓቢ ሓልፍነት ምስካም ይበልጸልካ።

            ተራ ኤርትራዊ ሎሚ ፍትሒን ዕርቅን ሓድነትን ኣህዛብ ኢትዮጵያ ክኸውን ኣለዎ። ጉጉይን ድሑርን ኣተሓሳስብ ኣያታትክ እማኑኤል ሕደራት፡ ፈታዊ ሃገርይ ኢርትራ ጸላኢየይ ኣይጽሎኻ።

            ቀጻሊ መንቅሒታት ኣብ ሓቅን ስነ ፍልጠታውን ዝተሞርኮሶ፡ ደጋጋሚ መዘከውርታታትን፡ አንተ ዘንጊዕካ ክስዕብ ኢዩ። ብሓቅን ፍትሕን አዚ ልዕሊ ዕቕመይ ዝሓልሞ ዘለኹ፡ ንዓኻን ን ቶም ፍትሓውያን ዝይፍትሓዊ ተብግሶ ናብ ሃጽ ዘብል ገደል ጉዕዞ ዘምርሑ ዘለው፡ ህዝቢ ምስኦም ህጽ ከየብልዎ ብግብሪ ማሪኽና ክነቕናዓኩም ሙኽና ርግጸኛ ኢና!

            ጻጸ

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            ሰላማት ጻጸ
            ኣሕጽር ኣቢለ ክምልሰልካ:- ብዛዕባ ኢትይጵያ ኣይንታየን ‘ዩ። ስለዝኾነ ግዜይ ኣብ ናታቶም ጉዳይ ኣይህልኽን።

            ናትና ክንዲ ጎቦ እምባ ሶይራ ጸገማት ከለናስ ናይ ኢትዮጵያ። መን ሓግዘና ምስ በለካ ጣልቃ ትኣቱ?

            ስምዓኒ ‘ባ ክልተ ጻጸታት ዲኹም ዘለኹም ኣብዝገዛ። ተዘይኴኑ ተሓዋዋሲ መግለጽታት ኢኻ ተውጽእ ዘልኻ ለንቀነ።

          • ማስያ ህንደሳ ዘረባ ዕዋሉ ኣዝማሪኖታት ይትረፍካ፡

            ምሉአ ፍትሒ ማዕርነት ምዕባለ ብልጽግና ኣህዛብ መላአ ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያ፡ ብሰንኪ ሕጽረታትካን ጉድለታትካን ካን ነዊሕ ተሳተፋዊ ግስጋሴ ዓወታት ንኸይትፍሕስ ዝተሓርመካ፡ ኣገዳስነት ናብ መንገዲ ጥዕናን ዕዋትን ኢትዮጵያ ኢርትራውያን ታሪኻዊ ታራ ዝጻወትዎ መድረኽ ከም ዘሎና፡ ኢቲ ዓውት ንግስና ፍትሒ ኣብ ዝኾነ ቀርባ ይኹን ርሑቕ ሃገራት፡ ዓወት ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ሙኻኑ፡ ስነፍልጠታዊ ኣወንታዊ ሓቂ ከምዝኻነ፡ አንደገና ህክይነትካን ሕጽረታትካን ኢዩ ኣል ሙሃንዲስ።

            እዕናዊ መዶንቅሪ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ሓሶታትን ፕርፖጋንታትን ብቕጽበጥ ክምከት ካኣ ኣለዎ። ሓቂ ትኹን ልሳን ኤርትራዊ። በጃኻትኩም ብ ቆሎ ጥጡቖ ሃጠው ቀጠው ግጥምታት ኣይትመግቡና። ሽሮን ጎጎን ጣፍ ኢንጀራ ጸቢሕኩም አስክ ቅያር መኣዲ ቀርቡልና። አንተ ትህኪት ኮይና ምርጫኹም፡ ድሓን ባዕልና ብዙሕ ዝሸምትናዮ ሓቂ ኣስቤዛ ስለ ዘሎ፡ ዝቐረብናዮ መኣዲ፡ ብጭቡጥ መርትዖ ናብ ቁኑዕ መንገዲ ማሪኻና ከንመርሸኩም ጽኑዕ አምነት ኣሎና።

            ፕ.አስ

            ሰላሳ ዓመታት ዘይጽሓፍክዎ ቋንቅ ትግርኛ በል ሕጂስ ኣድኪሙኒ ከዕርፍ

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            ሰላም ሰለሞን,

            ቋንቋ ትግርኞኻ ደሓን’ዩ:: ቁሩብ ከተማሕይሾ ዘሎካ ነገራት ግን አሎ:: እቲ ቴማኻ ብሓጸርቲ ምሉእ ሓሳባት እተነድቀ እንተዝኸውን ንመልእኽትኻ ብቀሊሉ ምተረደእናካ ነይርና:: እዚ ጥውይዋይ መዔረፊ ዘየብሉ: መስተጻምር ዝጎደሎ: አጸሓሕፋ ንትሕዝቶ መልእኽትኻ የጥፍኦ’ሎሞ: እንተትሓስበሉ ክንደይ ጽብቅ ነይሩ:: እዚ ምኽሪ ዓቢ ሓውኻ’ዩ::

        • Consolation

          My Way
          Frank Sinatra

          And now the end is near
          And so I face the final curtain
          My friend, I’ll say it clear
          I’ll state my case of which I’m certain

          I’ve lived a life that’s full
          I’ve travelled each and every highway
          And more, much more than this
          I did it my way

          Regrets, I’ve had a few
          But then again, too few to mention
          I did what I had to do
          And saw it through without exemption

          I planned each chartered course
          Each careful step along the by-way
          And more, much more than this
          I did it my way

          Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
          When I bit off more than I could chew
          But through it all when there was doubt
          I ate it up and spit it out

          I faced it all and I stood tall
          And did it my way

          I’ve loved, I’ve laughed, and cried
          I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
          And now, as tears…

          • Abi

            Consolation
            እንግዲህ አለፍ አለፍ እያልክ እንዲህ አይነት የማስተዛዘኛ ሙዚቃ መጋበዝ ይልመድብህ::
            “I did it my way “ sounds beautiful specially at the end.

        • Selam Abi,

          A person shouldn’t worry about his/her humble start, as long as one has a big dream. Having a small dream and putting the bar at a low level, is like having a weight tied to the leg that doesn’t allow you to move forward, and it makes you accept failure very easily. It should be avoided by all means.
          Ethiopia should always dream big. Victory belongs to those who dream big.
          Abiy is not alone when he sings “my way”. The majority of ethiopians who stand for the unity, integrity and prosperity of the country are singing with him.

          • Abi

            Horizon
            I agree with you completely.
            Our dreams are as huge as GERD. The dream of the King was to build a huge dam back in the 60s. We see it today! More huge projects to come.
            I refused to listen to those people with no dreams.
            ህልም እንደ ቁምጣ ካጠረ ባይታለም ይሻላል:: ዘለግ አድርጎ ነው ማለም ጌታው::

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Consolation,

        It is a good question for debate. However, we wage our struggle because we knew it is possible, even though we don’t know how many it will cost us. The possibilities to our success was predicated from the history we learned from other countries. To mention some of the countries we tried to emulate are, the Algerian revolution and the Vietnamese revolution. At least those who initiate the cause of our struggle, have launched the armed struggle, knowing that it will be a protracted struggle that demand considerable sacrifice, but yet possible and achievable. Our revolution is not unique to elevate it as “the achievement of the impossible” than the examples I gave you above. We don’t enroll or recruit our citizens from the urban cities of Eritrea and Ethiopia to participate on an “impossible cause.” Please taper this over inflated propaganda of success. Just explaining the nature of the war, our tenacity in our fight, and the human lives we paid to achieve it. People do not achieve the impossible, they only achieve the possible.

        • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

          ፕሮፌሰር ኤማ

          ምስ ባዶ-ሰለስተ
          ናይ ሕሶት መኸተ
          ሃገር ንዘበናት ‘ዳጎተተ
          ግን ከኣ ይብሉ

          ተወንጪፍና ማዕቢልና
          ናብ ጠፈር ቀሪብና
          ከፍርዩ ዘይክእሉ ሕብራዊ ባሊና
          ጉዳም
          ብስንኪ ቁርስታት ህግደፍ ‘ባ
          ሃገር ተደዊና
          ባቃ

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Mehandsay,

            Issayas and his troops will not stop from creating myths to attract the naïveté out there. Their myths did not bring justice, democracy, and development to our people, rather their myth enhances to the betrayal of our aspirations. Every now and then, when I recall the chest beating and hand kissing, that elicit love and longing for the Ethiopian people, which wasn’t part of his characteristics with our people, I don’t know how this brainwashed individuals still worshipping him. You can’t debate with brainwashed individuals with reason and rational thinking.

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear Brother Saleh,

    I saw this in your YouTube channel,

    I wish Ethiopian friends are hearing it.. And I am sure they will enjoy it..Very entertaining and educational..

    KS,,