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Yet Another Eritrea-Ethiopia Military Clash

Multiple sources have reported that there was a military clash between Eritrea and Ethiopia along their common border.

The clash occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday morning and each side appears to be calling up re-enforcement.

There has been confirmation of the clash from both governments.  The Ethiopian government blamed the Eritrean government for instigating the conflict to “distract attention” from the UN finding that its officials committed crimes against humanity.

Meanwhile, the Government of Eritrea issued a press release blaming the Ethiopian government for “unleashing” the attack.

It is unusual for the Government of Eritrea to discuss military clashes–it had not disclosed previous Ethiopian forays into Eritrea, notably in 2012.

It is not clear whether this disclosure is the outcome of the government’s new media approach to engage the West or whether it wants to emphasize to the world, particularly the Human Rights Council, that the conflict with Ethiopia is ongoing and the international community’s failure to enforce demarcation is the source of all the human rights violations the Commission of Inquiry cited.

The trigger of the military clash is unknown and there are no reports of casualties.

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  • Saleh Johar

    It is Ramadan and i am restraining myself but your provocation are getting nastier by the day. Would you stop it! I really do not have the time for your arrogance and jabs. Spare me the fights.

    • Abi

      Ramadan Kareem
      Ato Saleh
      Since it is Ramadan I’m not going to be arrogant or tell someone that I don’t have time for his arrogance.
      You sound unusually offended by my comment. Whatever I said, has been said thousands times by thousands of people.
      Let’s see what a prolific writer penned in one of the most regarded Eritrean websites in relations to the offensive comment.
      ” In our case it is a “double jeopardy ” of victimization from the old and new experiences. On one (old) side, we feed into and refresh the old grievances of Ethiopian occupation, western conspiracies….”

      “We are constantly reminded of the old enemies and atrocities. This is an effective mechanism to invoke the painful memories and create a seige mentality.”

      I wholeheartedly agree with the author. Now , Ato Saleh, you can respond to this author if you disagree or disappointed by him.
      BYW, this author is not The Great YG.

      • Saleh Johar

        Hi Abi,
        You proved me right one more time. You get a kick from picking fights and annoying people. Yes, I d not have time for your nonsense. You know that means I do not want to engage with you in this subject. But you must twist it to mean that I do not have time for you. You know I have been going through your disrespectful and indecent remarks for a while. But I never censored you. If I didn’t have the time, and I wanted to stop your annoyance, you know it is easy. But I will never do it. Never did it. But you? You want me to stop writing. You want me to not to write about my experience with Ethiopian feudal lords and tyrants. Just listen to yourself, I that would mean I have to stop wring about the current predicament of my country and my people. At any rate, I am glad you are not the director of the censorship department and I am a million times glad I my writings do not have to go through you. Your feelings are hurt? Too bad. No history is buried because some individuals would like it ti be buried.

        Now, I appeal to you to stop your pocking comments. It’s not funny annoying people for no reason. If you have serious issues, I would love to debate you. But never expect me to tailor my writing based on the size that fits Abi, et al.

        If it is peace, you are welcome. If it is more of the same, I am not interested (which is what I meant by I don’t have the time”), but you can have the last word. It might make you feel good.

        • Abi

          Selam Ato Saleh
          I’m replying to you not because there is something new but just because it feels good to have the final word.
          Abew endemilut, ” yemechereshawun qal lejegnaw tewulet ”
          Ato Saleh Johar God, you sound too righteous , too powerful, to debate with you.
          I’m so weak, so human to stop you from writing whatever your heart please.
          Write your heart out!
          I feel good!

  • greenland7

    hi habeshas

    why are we still fighting some dumb politicians war. are we still dumb to reason. eritrean and ethiopian should leave together and defend each other. yet we are fighting for tplf woyane and pfdj isayas….

  • Abi

    Hi mesob werQi
    I’m here to learn a thing or two from my Eritrean friends. For example, why don’t you tell why people make mesob from the cheapest material available on earth ( a type of grass) and give it the most expensive name ( mesob werQi)? It should be named after some kind of insect like grasshopper. What do you think?

  • mesob werQi

    Dear AMAN

    I think we Eritreans need to reinvent ourselves. We need to come up with a third-way movement: one that opposes both domestic tyranny and foreign occupation.

    We can expect very little that is good from most of the opposition groups. For one, they are hopelessly beyond repair. They are led by people who have nothing to show except the hate of IA and his PFDJ-led government. They are so blinded by this hate that they don’t mind sacrificing the nation to get back at IA. That’s why we see them looking up to foreigners to solve Eritrea’s problems. That is so foolish and opportunistic. This is for the simple fact that foreigners will always look for their own interests first. That includes the UN, US, TPLF, ICC blah blah blah.

    On the other hand the Government of Eritrea (GoEr) has lost vision entirely. It doesn’t have any meaningful response to the myriad of challenges the nation is facing, the depleting of its human resources being the most acute. For once, it could shorten the national service(NS) to a bearable 3-4 years and let the normal life of ”Hres Harestay, temehar temeharay, nged negaday” happen after NS. It exaggerates the threat from south of the Mereb to justify its stranglehold on power. Believe me Woyane is not as strong as it wants us to believe. It’s marginalized by Ethiopia’s three largest tribes i.e Oromos, Amharas and Ogadenis. Besides, it’s not sustainable for a minority group of 6-million controlling every aspect of a nation of 80 million people. So sooner or later TPLF will be a victim of its own ethnic segregation policies.

    That’s why we need the third-way movement. A movement that is able to defend Eritrea’s national interests whilst working for the supremacy of law, good governance and peace. It’s high time.


  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear Zera Yaqob

    “ልዩነታችንን ኣስወግደን – ወደ ጎን ኣስቀምጠን” የሚለው ሓረግ ደጋግመው እየጻፍሉን ነው – እኔ ይህ ኣባባል ኣይመቸኝም:: ለነገሩ “ተቻችለን እንኑር ” ለማለት ከሆነ ደህና ኣለበለዝያ ግን ልዩነትን ማስወገድ ማለት ልዩነትን – መደምሰስ – ማጥፋት – እርምጃ ወስደን ማለት እንዳይሆን መጠንቀቅ ያስፈልጋል:: ለምን ቢባል ግራማዊነታቸው ይህን ተጠቅመውበታል:- ጓድ መንግስቱም ተጠቅመውበታል :- የዛሬው የኤርትራ ገዢም በከፋ መልኩ “ሓደ ህዝቢ ሓደ ልቢ ” በሚለው ኣታላይ መፈክር ተጠቅመውበታል :: ኣሁን ስሰማው ያስደነግጠኛል – ያስፈራኛል – የተጃጃልንበት ዘመን ያስቆጣኛል – ያሳዝነኛል ::

    ልዩነታችንን ኣክብረን ተከባብረን መኖር ኣለብን በሚል ሙሉ ሃሳብ መተካት ኣለበት :: ኣው ልዩነታችን ተስፋችን ነው – ልዩነታችን ድምቀታችን ነው – ልዩነታችን በታርክ የተመሰረተ የመብሰላችን የጤናማነታችን ብሎም የዕድገታችን ምልክት ነው ብየ ኣስባለሁኝ :: ኣለበለዝያ ማ መለያ የለለን እንደ ቀስተዳመና በተለለያዩ ቀለሞች የማናንሸባርቅ -ልሙጥ -እንደ ኣንድ የፋብሪካ ዕቃ ሆነን መታየታችን ነው እኮ::

    በፖሎቲካው መድረክ ሲታይ ደግሞ ሃሳቦችን የማያስተናግድ ለሕብረተሰቡ ኣማራጭ የማንሰጥ ሚዛን የማንጠብቅ ሆነን እንቀራለን -ልዩነታችንን ካስወገድን :: እናም ኣምባገነንነትን መሥርተን ቁጭ ማለታችን ኣይቀርም :- ለኣንድ ቆራጭ ፈላጭ ራሳችንን ተጋለጥን ማለት ብቻ ሳይሆን በመብት ጥያቄ ትግል ውስጥ ገባን ማለትም ነው :: እናም ሰላም ደፍርሶ ወደ ጦር ሜዳው ጉዞ ኣመራን ማለትም ነው ::

    ዛሬ የምንፈልገው ልዩነታችንን ኣውቀንና ተቀብለን ታግሠንና ተቻችለን መኖርን ነው :: ምን ይሉ የኔ ጌታ ?

    • Zara Yaqob

      አይ ጋሽ ኮኮብ፣ ተቻችለን እንኑር ማለት ፍልጌ እንደሆን መች ጠፍቶህ። እሮጣችሁ ጠመንጃ የመዘዛችሁ እናንተው ናችሁ። ኢሳያስን የታገሳችሁትን ያህል ግማሽ እንኳ ንጉሡን ብትታገሱ የኤርትራ እጣ ፉንታ ከዚህ ይሻል እንደነበር ጥርጥር የለኝም።

      • Guest

        Hi zara yaqob
        Why u need pretending be who you are tigrain !!!!

      • Kokhob Selam


        እንዴ ምነው ጌታየ – እስኪ ራስወን በኔ ቦታ ያስቀምጡ ! እኔ ኮ ቶክስና ግድያ ኣምሮኝ ኣልነበረም ወደ ትግሉ የተቀላቀልኩት :- በየተራራውና ሸንተረሩ ስቃይን ያሳለፍኩት :- ደም ያፈሰስኩት :: እንዴ ምነው ትንሽ እንኳን ስቃየን ቢረዱ !!! ንግሱ ኮ የገጠሩን ህዝብ በጦር ኣይሮፕላኖች ኣቃጥለዋል :- ኣባቶቻችንን ገድለዋል : እናቶቻችንን ብሳንጃ ወግተዋል ብህዝባችን መካካል ኣለመግባባት እንዲፈጠር ብሃይማኖት ከፋፍለዋል : ጀግኖችን ኣስረዋል – ብውግያ የትማረኩትን ብህዝብ ፊት ሰቅለዋል- በመኪና ጎቶዋል:: እና ኣንድነት በየትኛው ኣቅጣጫ ይፈጠር እያሉኝ ነው ጋሸ ? እንድያውም ዘመኑ ባመጣው ዓለም የተስማማችበት የሃገርነት መብት እያለኝ ? በዛ መስፍናዊ ኣገዛዝ በግድ ልገዛ ? ለምን ተብሎ ? ፈደረሽኑም እኮ ቢሆን ብህዝብ ፍላጎት ኣልተደረገም – ከዛም ላይ ፈደረሽኑም ተሰረዘ ::

        ለመሆኑ የጦር ኣይሮፕላኖች በናፓል ያቃጠሉት ወገኔ ስንት እንደሆነ ያውቃሉ ? ወደ ኤርትራ ሲዘምት የነበረው የጦር ሰራዊት ብዛት ከኤርትራ ህዝብ ቁጥር እንደሚበልጥ ያውቃሉ ? ኣንድ ታጋይ ለሃያ ዘመች ሲባል ሰምተው ያውቃሉ ? ጉዳዮች እኮ እርስዎ ዛሬ በቀላል ቃላት እንደሚነግሩን ኣልነበረም ::

        ሰላምና መቻቻል እያሉ ኣንድነትን ብሃይል ለማሳመን ባይሞክሩ ይሻለውታል :: ደግሞም ያ ንጉስ መንግስተ ሰማያት ያዋርሳቸው እና እንኳን ለኤርትራ ህዝብ ለኢትዮጵያ ህዝብም ኣልበጁም – ለነገሩ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብም በመንግስቱ ዘመንም ኣልተመቸውም -እኛም ፍዳችንን ኣይተናል ::

        እንግዲህ ያ ታሪክ ነው – ታሪክ ደግሞ መምህር ከመሆን ኣልፎ ሌላ ኣይፈይድም :: በዛ ታርክ ኣልፈናል – ተምረናል ኣበቃ :: ዛሬ ሌላ ቀን ነች -ዛሬን እንምዘናት – የነገ ስዎች ይበለንና ለነገ ሰላምን ማንጠፍ ይሻለናል :: ሰላም ደግሞ በመከባበር ብቻ ነው የሚገኘው የሌላውን ህዝብ ንብረትና መሬት በመቀማት የሚገኝ ሰላም እንደማይኖር የምንስማማበት ትልቁ ጉዳይ ይመስለኛል ውንድምየ::

        ስለ ኤርትራ እጣ ፈንታ ያሉትም ኣሳዝኖኛል :: ይህ ሁለት ህዝብ በገዢዎቹ በደል መመዘን የለበትም :: ኤርትራ ነገ ያልፍላታል :: ጥሩ መመኘትና ጥሩ ማሰብ ይነርበወታል ጋሸ :: እኛ ሌት ተቀን እየሰራን ነው :: ይህ ኣሁን የምታዩት ያልፋል – እኛም ለመጭው ትውልድ መስዋእት እንሆናለን – ሁለቱ ህዝብ በፍቅር ይኖራል ::

        • Abi

          This comment of yours qualify for ERi Tv or radio without any editing. There is also a fiction book of the same content that everyone in the Eritrean school system must read.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Abi,
            No my friend, this is the real story I have seen and live. you can’t tell me this is fiction when I my self experience it. I am for truth and just because Eritrea is under PFDJ I am not going to deny that there was crimes committed by your ex -leaders. Kokhob don’t only reject the administration of PFDJ but also the admin of your king and Mengstu.

            anyhow I will wait to hear from other awatistas – every great man is reading it and I am sure they will come to say their say.

          • Abi

            Kokobe jeganu
            First it was “A lie”. Then , you multiply it in every corner of the country. Then , you tell it 6,000,000 times. It becomes “The Truth “.
            In Amharic “tarikawi lib-weled “. I’m being generous here.
            I’m waiting to the release of the action packed movie. Like the ” fedayeens doing their thing, Kokobe signing up with the help of his father in the undisclosed Asmara hotel…
            The movie continues….Kokobe Jeganu got wounded, he refused treatment until victory…he still carries the bullet as a permanent memorabilia…he shows his wounds to his children and all children so that they keep informed about the worst administrations their father fought against all odds.
            To be continued.

            Honey, bejaki fendisha habeni. Yeqenyeley.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Abi,

            That works with you king and Mengstu and yes with IA but not with people who suffered a lot. the people didn’t lie and they will never lie. If only your leaders were smart once, by now we could have been united with the name united Horn for example. it is was simple – just let people live the way they want. Abi, do you know way PFDJ is still there? the reason is people are afraid of going back to Ethiopia – because they were treated very very bad by your king. after 30 years of struggle almost 30 independence years has allowed PFDJ to govern without rule – where at least the king had. you can imagine now how much bad feeling our people have toward unity.

            People want to remove PFDJ without losing their national Identity that means they years we are in are all part of our national struggle. Now ask the way out? don’t ever try to force Eritreans for unity nor you try to get their port. Leave Eritrea to chose it’s fate – on what type of government they will install. just work for love and peace. believe me those two nations will become the most untied nations without losing their identity. That is my dream and I feel it will be materialized – we will just remain two nations but one people. Join me and celebrate the future.

        • Zara Yaqob

          ጋሽ ኮኮብ፣ ሻብያ እና ጀብሃስ የጨፈጨፈው እና የገደለው ከኢትዮጵያ ወግናቹሀል በማለት ? የስንቱንስ ቤት የስንቱን መንደር ነው በመድፍ ያቃጠለው ህዝቡንም ያፍናቀለው ? በተለይ የኩናማን ህዝብ genocide ደረጃ እስኪደርስ አይደለም እንዴ የጨፍጨፋችሁት። ምነው ይሄ ይሄ ግፍ አልታዬትም እሳ ? ሻዕብያ እና ጀብሀ ባልታጠቀ ህዝብ ላይ የፍፀመው ግፍ እኮ ምንም አይተናነስም። የአንዱን ወገን ግፍ ብቻ እያጎሉ እንዴት ብለው ነው ሁለቱን ህዝብ ለማስታረቅ የሚያስቡት ?
          ንጉሡ እኮ አንድነት ለኤርትራ ህዝብ እና ለፌዴሬሽን ተወካዬች ለማሳመን የቻሉት እርሶ እንዳሉት በሀይል ሳይሆን በፖለቲካዊ ብልሀት ነው። እናንተም ፖለቲካዊ ብልሀት ተጠቅማችሁ ፌዴሬሽኑን ማስመልስ ስትችሉ፣ እናንተ ግን ጠመንጃ መዞ በረሀ ለመግባት ቸኮላችሁ። እንዳሉት እንግዲህ ይሄ ያለፍ ታሪክ ነው፣ ምንም ፍይዳ የለውም እንዲህ ብታደርጉ ኖሮ እንዲህ ብናደርግ ኖሮ ማለቱ። ግን ሁለቱን ህዝብ ለማስታረቅ መጀመርያ ታሪካችንን ማስታረቅ አለብን፣ የአንድን ወገን ታሪክ ብቻ ይዘን በሠላም በፍቅር እንኑር ማለት ዘበት ነው። ለኢትዮጵያ አንድነት ብለው ለሞቱት ላይም መሳለቅ ነው የሚሆነው።

          • Kokhob Selam

            ጋሽየ :

            ህዝቡ በሰላም ነበር የጠየቀው :: ጥይት ለመተኮስ ኣልቸኮለም : እንድያውም በሽፍትነት መልክ የተሰማሩ ገዳዮች ተለቀቁበት :: መኖር የሚያስጠላ ኣሰቃቂ ፍጻሜዎች ተሰነዘሩበት :: ዛሬ ብህይወት ያሉ ያኔ ጆሮችቸው የተቆረጡ የሚመሰክሩት ጉዳይ ነው :: እንድያውም የኤርትራ ህዝብ በጣም ዘግይቶ ነበር ብረቱን ያነሳ:: ኣንዴ ! ጥይት ከተተኮሰች ደግሞ እርጥብና ደረቁን እንደማትምር የታወቀ ነገር ነው ::

            ኩናማም ሆነ ከሌላ ብሄረሰብ የወጣ ኣድር ባይ ኣልተማረም :: ከህሉም ክፍለ- ሕብረተሰብ ክህደት ያሳዩ ነበሩ :: እኛ ታጋዮች ፫ ግዜ ማስጠንቀቅያ ሳንልክ የገደልነው ኣንድም ሰው ኣልነበረም :: ህዝብ እየተደበደበና እየተገደለ የገደይና ኣጥፊ መንግስት ቡችላ መሆን ብራስ ላይ መጫወት ነው :: ኣንድ ብሄረስብ ማለት ቀርቶ ኣንድ መንደር እንኳን እንዳለ ተቃውመውን ያሰማ ግን ኣልነበረም:: ሁሉም ለትግሉ ዘብ ቆሞ ነበር ትግሉን የጨረሰው :: ስለ ሻዕብያ መሪዎችና ጭካኔቻቸው ታጋዩንም ነክቶታል:- ስለዚህ ጉዳይ ወደ ጎን እንተወዎ – ኣሁንም እየታገልነው ያለ ግዳይ ነው ::

            ቢሆንም ያ ሁሉ የኢትዮጵያ ዘማች በሃጥያት ኣይጠየቅም የመንግስቱንና የንግሱን ፕሮፖጋንዳና ዛቻ የሚያደናግር ነበር :: እንድያዎም እያንዳንዱ ዘማች ቢጠየቅ ጉዳዩን ኣያውቅም ነበር :: በማያቀው ጉዳይ ያላስፈላጊ ሞት መሞቱ ይሰማኛል- ያሳዝናልና ::
            እኔ የዚህን ሁሉ ስቃይ ሃላፍነት የሚሸከሙት የኢትዮጵያ ገዢዎችና በኤርትራም በኩል ህዝቡ ያልመረቀውን ኣንድነት ያስፈጸሙ ሰዎችን ነው ብየ ነው የማምነው :: የኋላ ኋላ ተጸጽተዋል ልጆቻቸውም የውግያው ሰለባ ሆኑ ::

            ኣሁን ይህ ሁሉ ያለፈ ታሪክ መሆኑ እንግባባና ኣዲስ ገጽ እንክፈት – መጭው ትውልድ በሰላም ይኖር ዘንድ ፍቅርን እንገንባ – በሚረባውና በማይረባው ንትርክ ይቅርብን :: የኤርትራ ኣገርነት እውን ሆኖ ኣልቆለታል :: መጭው ትውልድ መቀላቀልን ከመረጠ እርስዎም እኔም የምናቆመው ጉዳይ ኣይሆንም :: ለማነኛውም ጥላቻን የማስወገድ ሃላፍነት እንወጣ :: ተወዳጁ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ወገኑ ከሆነው የኤርትራ ህዝብ ጋር ብያንስ ሁሉም በየ ቦታው ሆኖ ተባብሮ እንዲኖር የፍቅር እጃችንን እንዘርጋ :: ብወጋም ብቆስልም ይቅር ብየ ይቅርን መጠየቅ መሪጫለሁኝ ::

          • Zara Yaqob

            እንግዲህ ጋሽ ኮከብ በኛ ወገን ዘንድ አገሬን አላስገነጥልም አላስሸጥም ብለው የሞቱት ኣድርባይ፣ የመንግስት ቡችላ ወዘተ ወዘተ እየተባሉ በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ አዲስ የእርቅ እና የውንድማማችነት ምዕራፍ እንክፍት የሚሉ ከሆነ፣ ገና በጣም ብዙ እንደሚቀረን አልተረዱም ማለት ነው። ብለው ብለው እያንዳንዱ ዘማች ቢጠየቅ ጉዳዩን አያውቁም ብለው ደግሞ ኮመኩን አይደል ? እኔም እያንደንዱ የሻዕብያና ጀብሀ ወታደሮች ከእርሻ ላይ እየታፍሰ፣ ከእናቱ ጉያ እየተነጠቀ ከጀርባው መትረይስ ተደቅኖበት ነበር የተዋጋው ብዬ ብኮረክሮት ደስ ባለኝ። ግን እርሶ እንደሚሉት እኛ እንደጨቋኝ፣ በዝባዥ፣ ዘራፊ እና ግዳይ እየታየን፣ ለአንድነት የሞቱት ሰማዕታቶቻችን አድርባይ እየተባሉ፣ ምንም የማያገባቸው ንፁሀንን ከኑግ የተገኘ ሰሊጥ አብረን ወቀጥነው እያሉ ሁለቱን አገር እናስታርቅ ማለት ትርጉም የለሽ ምኞት እንደሆነ ካሁኑ ልንገርዎት።

          • Kokhob Selam

            ጤና ይስጥልኝ !

            እውነትን መቀበል የመጀመርያው የእርቅና ሰላም በር ነው :: ” ኣሁንም ገና አገሬን አላስገነጥልም -አላስሸጥም ” የሚለውን ሃረግ መጠቀምዎ የኤርትራ ኣገርነት ያልተዋጠልዎ መሁኑን ያሳያል :: በበኩሌ ኣሁን በዚህ ዘመን ይህ ኣ ጠያያቂ ጉዳይ ነው ብየ ኣላስብም :: ድሮም የዚች ኣገር ኣገርነት ሊታመንበት የነበረ ጉዳይ መሆኑና ንጉስ- ነገስትዎም:- መንግስቱም የፈጸሙትን ግፍ የዓይን ምስክር ነኝና ኣብራርቸው ነበር ::

            እንግዲህ ወደ መጀመርያው ጥያቄ ተመልሰው ቢመለከቱ ” ልዩነታችንን ኣስወግደን ፡ ወደ ጎን ኣስቀምጠን ” ማለት ምን ማለት ነው ለሚለው ጥያቄ “ተቻችለን ” ለማለት እንደሆነ ነበር የነገሩን :- በምልልሳችን በስተመጨረሻ ግን ይሀው መቻቻል ሳይሆን መግዛትና በግድ ጎብጦ መያዝ ማለትዎን መሆኑ ተጋለጠ :: ለማንኛውም ኣመሰግናለሁኝ :: የውይይታችን መጨረሻ ነበር ::

          • Abi

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          • Zara Yaqob

            ጋሽ ኮኮብ፣ የኤርትራ መገንጠልማ በደንብ ተውጦልኛል። ይኅው አየነው አይደል እንዴ ከኢትዮጵያ “ጨቋኝ ገዥዎች” ነፃ ያወጣችሁት ህዝብ እንዴት እንዳለፍለት። ካሁን በሗላ አሰብ የባህር በራችንን እንዴት በሠላም እንደምትመልሱ እንጂ ወዳችሁ የገባችሁበት ላይ ምን አገባን።

          • Kokhob Selam


            እስከ ጥርሱ የታጠቀውን ደርግ በማያቛርጥ ትግል ከመሬታችን የጠራረግን ህዝብ ላንዲት ህግደፍ የምትባል የማትረባ የዱርይዎች ስብስብ መሆን ኣያቅተንም :: ቢሆንም ኣይጥን ለመግደል ኣዳራሻችንን ኣናቃጥልም -ለማን ይድላው ብለን ! – ባለችበት ትንፍስ ኣጥሯት ትሞታለች:: ያኔ የተራዘመው መራራ ትግላችን ውጤት ያዩታል:: ኣሁን ፩ኛው ምእራፍ ተዘግቷል- የውጭ ገዢ በሚኣስደንቅ ሁኔታ ለመጨረሻ ተመልሶ ላይመጣ ተባሮ ውጥትዋል – ፪ኛው ምእራፍም በቅርብ ግዜ ይደመደማል ::

            ዓሰብን በተመለከተ የኢትዮጵያን ህዝብ ዳግም ለማሳሳት የምታተርጉት ጥረት ሁሉ እንደማይሳካልዎት እርግጠኛ ነኝ :: ዓሰብን መንካት ማለት ኢትዮጵያን ለመጨረሻ እንድትበታተን ማድረግ ነው :: የኢትይጵያ ህዝብ ዓሰብን ብሰላም ሊጠቀምባት እየቻለ እንደ ደርግና ቡዳው ንጉስ ያላስፈላጊ ውግያ መክፈት ሞኝነት ነው ::

            እኔ ለሰላም ጋበዝክዎት ጋሸ ግን ገና ማቅራራቱን መርጠዋል :- በጦር ሜዳ እንዳቸነፍኩዎት ሁሉ በሰላም ሜዳ እንደማቸነፍ እርግጠኛ ነኝ ::
            ይህ ሁለት ጭቁን ህዝብ ሰላም ጠምቶታል ሰላም እንስጠው :: ሰላም!

          • Abi

            Minew chuhet beza gurahin qenisew
            Yetegnawun Anbessa endatqeseqisew.

            Yemane ToTa
            Beyet zoro meTa
            Bante temeslo
            Tiyit eyanTaTa

            Yeselamu kokob debzizo
            Yalnebere gura argizo
            Tor, gorade mezo

            Lilew feleghuna yeman new nefezo?
            Endaychoh ferahut chinqlatun yizo.

          • Kokhob Selam


            ግርማዊነታቸው በኣንበሳ ሲሚሰሉ :-
            ኣገሬን ሲቀሙ ጠቅልል ነኝ እያሉ :-
            ማሰብ ነበረብህ የታዘዝከው ሁሉ :-
            ምን ጠቀመህ ወንድም ህይወትክን መክፈሉ::

            መንጌም ሞክሮናል ፎክሮ ፍክሮ :-
            ወንበድየ እያለ ትርጉሙን ቀይሮ :-
            መዝመት ሳያቛርጥ መምጣት ተንደርድሮ :-
            እስከ ጥርሱ ታጥቆ መድፉን ተበድሮ :-
            ክውባንም ሶቬትን የመንን ጨምሮ :-
            ኣልቻለም ወደቀ ክፉኛ ተሰብሮ ::

            ምን ኣለበት ታድያ ትምህርት ቢሆናችሁ :-
            መመኘትን ተውት ቁጭ በሉ ኣርፋችሁ :-
            የሰው ኣገር መስረቅ ተው ይቅርባችሁ :-
            ሰላምን ምረጡ ጦርነት ትታችሁ ::

            ይህ ወንድማማች ሰላም ይፈልጋል
            ጦርነት ክፉ ነው ፍጡራንን ይበላል
            በጋራ ተባብሮ መኖሩ ይሻላል
            ልባችን ከነፃ ሁሉም ይበቃናል
            ፍቅር ብለን እንስራ ይቻላል ይቻላል

  • Saleh Johar


    Let me lay it down for you.

    You claimed something and I asked for elaboration. Instead, you want me to elaborate to satisfy your curiosity. First, answer my question (if you wish) and then ask me. That is how it works. Then, I am an open book and my positions are all there for the public to see. I do not know you–sometime you say you are Ethiopian, other times Eritrean! You also make deceleration of a political group you are part of, and that your party will take this or that step…. I am just confused by your position (I am sure everyone here is). I am just trying to relieve readers of the ambiguous comments that you always make here. If you do not want to divulge information, it is fine. I will not ask again.

  • Saleh Johar

    Hi Aman,
    I am just curious, can you elaborate on the “Weyane propaganda” that you claim is being waged against you?

    • AOsman

      Dear Saleh,

      Aman works on his own wavelength, we are out of sync with him most of the time. He reminds me of “Our President In Exile” will post his youtube clip if I can locate it.

      Where is L.T. these days, is he still struggling to recognise the access code.


  • Johnson

    Hi Can you imagine why people of two nations let these happened ,instead of refused to kill each other for the pleasure of ruling families. BTW.I believe Tigray can be a independent country with out port of may be better if they think and plan it in that way to avoid bloody invasions of madness.

  • Hayat Adem

    Hi all,
    I can share what comes my way but you need to treat it with grain of salt as I get from a single source. This more than skirmish of force-meets-force theater took place apparently unplanned by both sides. We can blame it on groundhog. Our groundhog for the event is Sagim.
    3-4 weeks ago, Sagim pulled off a stealthy attack on a small military unit mostly populated by intelligence operatives where and when the Sagim units over run the places by killing some high value officers in those same areas the latest engagements were reported to take place. The Eritrean regime was very pained and very furious about it. And became more agitated as the Sagim units were visibly sitting in those areas they took over instead of pulling back to their usual places.
    About a week ago, the Ethiopian forces notified Sagim units that the Eritrean army was prepared to retaliate and advised them take every precaution. But Sagim units were still sitting between the two armies positions closer to the Ethiopian side than to the other.
    Then suddenly the Ethiopian forces advised or asked or instructed or forced the Sagim units to vacate the area urgently. Sagim units didn’t ant but they complied reluctantly. Those Sagim positions were immediately filled by the Ethiopian forces late Saturday night. And then an intense hand to hand fight broke out early Sunday, which was followed with medium range heavy artillery and frequent explosive fire power.
    Causalities are expected to be high on both sides as it was a situation of kill-to-survive moment that stayed for hours. The Ethiopians prevailed and over run the EDF and only stopped the chase at will when the reached the command views in the vicinity of Tsorena where they are still positioned.
    If my analysis is to be drawn from this report, though the casualty seems too high, it doesn’t seem the fighting was high-mission driven as such. One point proven once again is the porousness of the EDF. The IA regime has nothing to offer as a selling narrative to its claim of legitimacy or justification for the cruel oppressive system it chose to run except the mantra of defending duty Eritrea from Ethiopia which clearly it is nowhere close to achieve that capacity, a capacity that has been steadly shrinking fast since 1999.

    • Yoty Topy

      Hi Hayat,
      When you said ‘hand to hand combat’ , do you mean that literally ?

    • Peace!

      Dear Hayat,

      Welcome back! You came back right on time to discuss your favorite subject, violence. I hope it is not the same source that left you embarrassed the other day. since you are biased from day one, you have zero credibility. And one very important thing you keep missing, or conveniently ignoring, is that PFDJ and Eritrea are two different things when it comes to foreign aggression. The brutal PFDJ is an internal matter and it is definitely upto Eritreans to own and solve their problems, not TPLF, not COI, or any foreign entity. And keep in mind that If full fledged war is going to happen, which I hope not, it won’t be conventional rather it would result the same quagmire your ሓርበኛ ወያናይ facing in Somalia.


    • Hope

      Huhuh Hayat:
      Be that or this,you shied away from telling the truth as who was the invader ,worst,U seem to be excited.
      Do u mean TPLF Commando under a disguise of Saghim like it is done at Aseb Front in the name of RSADO and like the one one in Gash Barka in the name DMLEK?
      You did not analyze though as to who is the invader was and why and as to why the EDF has been ” weaker”!

      Either or any way,Berhe got an answer from the TPLF Agent.

      My brother-in-law is one of the Battalion Commanders in that place and we are serioulsly concerned now despite that he has survived all the major battles from Sahel to Baduma,Aseb and even he was lucky to survive the Tserona Carnage in 2000 but with multiple injuries since 1981 but now….????
      God forbid!

      • Hayat Adem

        Hi Hope,
        Thanks for the welcome. I hope your brother-in-law is safe. That is how real war is. There were definitely casualties on both sides and those too have brothers-in-laws.

    • T..T.

      Hi Hayat,

      Hand to hand combat is based on the combatants’ offensive action unlike the defensive action, which is based on action and reaction. Are you saying that both were on offensive because they suddenly came within contact strikes? Sometimes coming within contact strikes may end peacefully unless one of the two takes the first attacking action.

      • Hayat Adem

        Hi T.T,
        Yes, it appeared as it started from a sudden contact but now Gedab has come with a clearer chronicling of events.

        • T..T.

          Hi Hayat,

          We cannot speak of balanced force between the Eritrean govt. forces and the Eritrean opposition units as well as between the Eritrean govt. forces and the Ethiopian govt. forces. But since you mentioned that the Ethiopian govt. forces took the place of the Sagim units, I interpreted it as that might have caught the Eritrean govt. force off guard compelling them to either retreat or surrender or open fire to make their way out thus coming face to face.

    • Abi

      Hi Hayat
      What is Sagim?

      • Asmerom

        Dear Abi
        Sagiim is one of the Eritrean opposition political organization with a military wing

        • Abi

          Hi Asmerom, Peace
          Thank you guys. I just showed my ignorance on Eritrean politics.

          Peace, groundhog is a very peaceful animal.

          “Groundhog Day ” is one of my favorite movies. Please watch it . You won’t be disappointed.

      • PTS

        Sagim means ‘segum’, or ‘march on’, or ‘teramed’.
        Hayat said grounghog. I didn’t know what groundhog was but when I googled and saw sneaky-looking animal, yeah she is spot on, Sagim is a groundhogy group.

      • Hayat Adem

        Hi Abi,
        It is an Eritrean opposition, one of the many splinters to which ELF is the progenitor

    • mesob werQi

      Hi Hayat. Your source is probably a member of one of those good-for-nothing opposition groups based south of the Mereb. The problem with such groups is that they are not impartial. Someone who’s day-dreaming about the Woyane marching to Asmara so that he grabs one government position or two is not probably going to give you a balanced report.

      Yes, Eritrea needs a democratic government that appreciates the rule of law, leads by consensus and cares about the welfare of its own people. To think such groups (I don’t care if they use a misleading sewrawi name like Sagem) will bring to reality such good vision is as foolish as expecting IA to relinquish power anytime soon. I’m tired of IA, Woyane and the endless list of opposition groups.

      What is needed a broad-based coalition of Eritreans at home and in the Diaspora that believes in a future Eritrea at peace within and with all its neighbors. A coalition led by Eritreans and cares about Eritrea’s national interest.

  • AMAN

    All Awates
    Ethiopia and Eritrea win only and only when they start understanding
    and harmonizing their policies and agendas and show willingness to
    work together for common good of the region. That is the only option
    for them to achieve or get what they want. Otherwise, rivalry and zero
    sum game competition will only take them down and both loosing.
    This is the scenario and the reality of the post 1998- 2000 war resulted
    from the misunderstanding of each other and rivalry headed and ignited
    un necessary clash.
    Thus by now all parties should learn from the past erroneous ways and
    get out of war mongering and understand the benefits of harmonization
    and understanding each other. The only win – win scenario for all.

  • Adulis

    Isaias has started firing his last bullets. So far he has lost many borde villages to the marching forward Ethiopian army. it is also known that there will be no Eritrean soldier who has desier to fight agains any agressor at this very moment. They will give their hands to the advancing Ethiopian soldiers. What os the use of to have a cow that you do not see (use) its milk. This is our todays Eritrea. Eritreans are forced out systematically and their resouces are being Eaten by people who don’t have any patriotic feeling. So what is the use of fending it and prolonging the age of dictator who was quoted sayin “if you are asking for democracy, go and seach for it on the sky”.

    • haileTG

      Hello Adulis,

      Barring the possibility that the flare up resulted accidentally out of minor skirmish, it can only make sense to think of it as a diversion from the PFDJ. Only PFDJ can use this to justify its indefinite conscription which has resulted in their implication in an international crime of human enslavement. If that is the case, it is a high stakes gamble because it also means a huge loss of face for Ethiopia (albeit too late for PFDJ). The later had staked all its Eritrea politics on a scenario like this, i.e. where PFDJ would attack and they would rain yemayadagm ermija. This would certainly make their position not aligned with their true capability. If Ethiopia indeed started the offensive, then it would have to be solely to assist the beleaguered regime. So, there may not be a war but a political wrangling out of this.

      • Abel

        Dear haile ,
        የኤርትራ መንግስት ትንኮሳን አስመልክቶ በኢፌዲሪ የመንግስት ኮሙዩኒኬሽን ጉዳዮች ጽ/ቤት የተሰጠ መግለጫ፣
        የኤርትራ መንግስት እሁድ ሰኔ 5 ቀን ጠዋት በጾረና ግንባር ጥቃት ለመሰንዘር በመሞከሩ ጀግናው የመከላከያ ሰራዊታችን የአጸፋ እርምጃ ወስዷል፡፡ የኢትዮጲያ ሰራዊት በወሰደው በዚህ ተመጣጣኝ ዕርምጃም የኤርትራ ጦር ጥቃት የማድረስ አቅም በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ እንዲዳከም ተደርጓል፡፡ በመሆኑም የኤርትራ ሰራዊት ያሻውን አድርጎ ማምለጥ እንደማይችል ትምህርት እንዳገኘ ይገመታል፡፡
        የኤርትራ መንግስት በራሱ ህዝብ ላይ የሚያካሂደው አስከፊ ጭቆናና የመብት ጥሰት በሰው ዘር ላይ የተፈጸመ ወንጀል መሆኑን የተባበሩት መንግስታት ድርጅት ያወጣው ሪፖርት ማሳወቁ ከፍተኛ ቀውስ ውስጥ እንደከተተው ይታወቃል፡፡ ምንአልባትም የትላንት ጠዋቱ የትንኮሳ ሙከራ ከዚህ ጫና የኤርትራን ህዝብና ዓለምዓቀፉን ማህበረሰብ ትኩረት ለማስቀየር ያሰበው ይሆናል፡፡ ይሁን እንጂ በአሁኑ ሰዓት ሰራዊታችን በወሰደው ጠንካራ የአጸፋ ምት ለጥቃት የተንቀሳቀሰው ኃይል ሙሉ ለሙሉ ተመቷል፡፡ የመከላከያ ሰራዊታችን ቀጣይ እርምጃም በኤርትራ መንግስት ቀጣይ እንቅስቃሴ የሚወሰን መሆኑ ሊሰመርበት ይገባል፡፡
        የኤርትራ መንግስት ካለው ባህሪ አንጻር ጉዳዩን ከማባባስ የማይቆጠብ ከሆነ የመከላከያ ሰራዊታችን ተመጣጣኝና አስተማሪ ቅጣት በተጠናከረ መልኩ የሚቀጥል ይሆናል፡፡ በዚህ አጋጣሚም የኢፌዴሪ መንግስት እንደተለመደው ሁሉ ስለጉዳዩ በየጊዜው ለኢትዮጲያ ህዝብ በቂ መረጃ የሚሰጥ መሆኑን ያሳውቃል፡፡

        • haileTG

          Hi Abel,

          Thanks for sharing this. It is hard to tell the difference when both regimes are saying the same thing. Here the Eritrean side:


          The attack launched by the TPLF regime on the Tsorona Central Front on Sunday, 12 June 2016, has been repulsed with TPLF troops sustaining heavy causalities.

          The Government of Eritrea will issue detailed statement on the purpose, scope and implications of the latest act of military aggression by the TPLF regime. It is nonetheless clear that mounting opposition from popular movements of the Ethiopian people, endemic corruption and associated economic crisis, as well as the desire to stem promising progress in Eritrea are indeed some of the factors prompting the TPLF regime to indulge in reckless military adventures.

          Ministry of Information
          14 June 2016

      • Nitricc

        Hey Haile; nice to see you back; where the hack have you been?. You said “Only PFDJ can use this to justify its indefinite conscription which has resulted in their implication in an international crime of human enslavement.” Well, I know Eritrea is the problem but just out of fairness; be fair for once and tell me what do you make of this contradictory Ethiopian press…
        Ethiopian government spokesman Getachew Redda said there were “no clashes that we know of”. … der-attack

        Ethiopian government spokesman Getachew Reda told AFP.
        He said the battle that began Sunday was one of the most serious in recent years, noting that while the two sides had exchanged gun fire in the past, this clash was on a far larger scale. The fighting had reportedly calmed on Monday.

        Source: … iopia.html

        • haileTG

          Hi Nitricc,

          Good to see you too. BTW, I am actually on record pointing at the oddity of that yesterday, but I will go further. It is odd that Ethiopia had declared war on parliamentary level in May 13, 1998 for the same claim of an attack and in June 12, 2016 it would give it low profile. It could be political, it could be other considerations, yet this whole thing appears half way to crazy town. In fairness, there is no political mileage out of this other than for PFDJ. It squarely aims at the core of COIE’s argument. The only problem is that IA has always been late, including to his wedding and soon to his funeral 🙂

          • Nitricc

            Hey Haile; the point I was trying to rise and failed was that … governments look for diversion when they are cornered INTERANNLY by instigating issues externally. On the same token; governments who are cornered externally does not make sense to instigate external drama. I.e. it makes a good sense for the Ethiopians to instigate these external issues due to their internal problems. I think the timing is off and very dangerous for the Tigryans to take a gamble on this particular point in time. I will be at lose if this was instigated by PFDJ though.
            Funeral? I guess you missed PIA speech. You will see him once again on the occasion of 50th Eritrean Independence Day. Lol.

          • haileTG

            Hi Nitricc, No way IA will be around @95 (remember habesha age is on average 5 years less than actual, that would make him 100 🙂

            I see the point you’re making, but I don’t want to sound a moron in making a back of an envelop political calculations when many people might have lost lives in this. However, politically speaking, as things stand, PFDJ’s position vis-a-vis COIE might have got a boost (note politically speaking). We can go deeper to analyze the flip side, i.e. if Ethiopia had started it. But the prompt rush by Eritrean civic groups and opposition to condemn it hints how that scenario might have been evaluated negatively in the justice seeking camp. It couldn’t have come at a worse time, and if Ethiopia is responsible for starting, ወይለከይ፡ እንታይ’ደኣ ኣምጽኦ እዚ ኢልካ ትም ይሓይሽ 🙂 Sorry if I sound too much incognito, I am sure you understand:-)

      • Berhe Y

        Dear HaileTG and all,

        Reading what’s been currently transpired out of the news, (total diversion from ICC, CoI), from both Eritrean/ Ethiopian side diverting the situation to Assab and other non related items, it looks to me the diversion tactic by PFDJ is working perfectly.

        Imagine if the well informed population can be bogged down and failed to see this news / action for what it is, it’s not hard to predict what the rest of the populations will think.

        Here is my take:

        From the Eritrean government,
        This makes perfect sense to divert the attention of the International Community and the Eritreans. How quick the Eritrean government to issue the press release?

        From the Ethiopian government:
        I don’t think the Ethiopian government would initiate the attack specially NOw, that the PFDJ government is under a lot of pressure by the UN. If it attacks, it’s giving a room to justify it’s past actions. The second point is, what can Ethiopia try to gain by this attack, in the central region, if it’s the one initiating it?

        I personally think this is a tactic by the Eritrean government to divert attention and be ready for the hearing to make a case and justify what it needs to keep the recruited for indefinite time. It wants to use this attack as an example.


        • haileTG

          Dear Berhe,

          Let’s keep in mind that what we have so far is claims and counter claims. The so called eye witness didn’t want to reveal his identity. Basically, there is no independent account of it. The issue of war between Eritrea and Ethiopia is higher in the level of priority both for domestic and intl. actors. Headlines today are filled with the claims and counter claims. It certainly play into PFDJ hand at many levels. In COIE, PFDJ will raise the issue to defend indefinite conscription, for its supporters PFDJ can show that it still has enough muscle to flex in order to intimidate Ethiopia (i.e. not only arm its opposition but also direct attacks – if you believe PFDJ started it). If you were to believe Ethiopia started it, unless there is more to come, it is not easy to see what purpose it would serve. The HRC is in about 7 days, this thing would probably blow over by then.

          • Berhe Y

            Dear HaileTG,

            Thanks. I agree with what you said. But the has official press release…which is really odd considering how it likes to keep this type of news at low profile.

            What’s surprising is, how this incident discussion, if it happened or not, has turned to something else, at least here at AT. This attack suppose to have happened in the central region and the discussion is about retaking Asab etc..

            From the Ethiopian side, the issue of Asab is not settled, there fore this is the opportunity to do something about it.

            From the Eritrean side, now that Asab is in question, let’s forget all our internal issue and defend by all means.

            For the Eritrean government, I think it’s a lot of cover to justify the CoI hearing and to gain support from the Eritrean public.

            For the Ethiopian government, I don’t know what it will benefit, specially if it has no desire to take the war further and

            1) Change the regime in Asmara and install a puppet government
            2) Take over Asab etc…and face the International community wrath..

            I think this will benefit the Eritrean government current plans more that Ethiopia.



            The TPLF regime has today, Sunday 12 June 2016, unleashed an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central Front. The purpose and ramifications of this attack are not clear. The Government of Eritrea will issue further statements on the unfolding situation.

            Ministry of Information


            12 June 2016

        • Hope

          Selam Berhe:

          At times, you confuse me and surprise me by ignoring plain facts on the ground.

          Here are few of the FACTS you have ignored:

          -Ethiopia has still maintained the Declaration of War Status against Eritrea and has never been lifted per the horse’s mouth-the PMHD himself.

          -Ethiopia has repeatedly threatened to invade Eritrea and to change the regime in Asmera

          Hence, there is no need of further argument as to who is doing and saying what and for what purpose.

          Here is what the Flip-Flopping Ethiopian MoI said after initially saying that he was not aware of any war.

          “:Ethiopian government spokesman Getachew Reda told AFP.
          He said the battle that began Sunday was one of the most serious in recent years, noting that while the two sides had exchanged gun fire in the past, this clash was on a far larger scale. The fighting had reportedly calmed on Monday”.
          Am not sure the justification you gave for the PFDJ to initiate the war would make any sense unless the PFDJ is trying to commit a suicide.
          Rather, contrary to your assertion, as the TPLF has repeatedly declared that it will hit Sahebia at the right time, the TPLF then might have concluded that it is the right time to hit Shaebia believing that due to the COIE,the shaebia will not have any support from the International Community.
          The reason why the PFDJ made its Press Release might have multiple motives, not just to get attention form the Eritrean Public as it will have an unwavering support ,not just an attention, from the Eritrean Public if the TPLF invades Eritrea, irrespective of its outcome.
          BTW,the battle was said to be heavy and fierce—for whatever reason, at least based on the TPLF report.


          • Berhe Y

            Dear Hope,

            I understand what you are saying and I never said Ethiopia would not take advantage of Eritrean vulnerabilities (Eritrea would do the same). But it looks to me that Ethiopia has more to lose than gain and Eritrea has much to gain, for example the case of COI not to be referred to the SC and possibly ICC.

            Why would Ethiopia interrupt that, unless it’s going to do full scale war and do regime change and it has to inform it’s parliament, get approval and let the SC know.

            I am trying to be objective and see things from outside without having attachment for everything the Eritrean government says and does.

            Last time around we followed blindly and we got into mess, that we still can’t get out.

            I would prefer the Eritrean government do some reform and start by releasing civilians, like the elders, women, journalists, religious minoritied etc and make a promise and commitment to bring all to justice / release.

            That I think would make a difference, and as much I detest the PFDJ government, and given the alternative, I would think that would be favourable.

            But knowing Isayas he will to his demise and he wouldn’t care about the country and people, he would rather take them with him.

            And I believe in faith and karma, that he needs to pay for the misery that he caused.


          • Hope

            Tnx Berhe for your feedback .
            Irrespective of her credibility,I hereby refer you to the “Under-Cover TPLF Agent” and the “TPLF de facto Amb ” here at

          • Hope

            Plus,dear Berhe,you have completely ignored the unlimited immunity Ethiopia has enjoyed!
            I mean this is 2+2=4=2×2 always!
            You and Hayat Adem including Sem Andom and Aman Hidrat have NO moral ground to accuse the GoE in lieu of what Eritrea as a Nation is going with the endless and countless enemies.
            Abi would say:”Letekemach Semay kirb new “!
            Yes,indeed,Eritrea is going through tough road and to blame the GoE in this kind of a situation is but ….beyond hypocrisy and bigotry.
            Nothing personal Berhe here.
            How would u feel if your own brother is a victim of this ” Hand-to-hand” but purposeless fight?

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Hope,

            You will never see me criticize the IA government for hosting Ethiopian opposition, supporting them, for refusing to negotiate the demarcation of the boarder or any policy towards the Ethiopian government. I personally think, even though dialog and peace is the best solution, but I don’t see it any different from what the Ethiopian government is doing to the Eritrean government. It’s Tit for Tat…In other words I don’t consider the Ethiopian government, as an angle either. They are doing what’s in their best interest and they wanted to maximize what they can get out of a deal

            But I respect and grateful for the Ethiopian government treating our refugees, for giving them safety that they are denied in their home. Do I agree for them refusing to demarcate the boarder without dialog and no ifs and buts as they agreed, NO. But I also am aware that if both sides agree, they can change the outcome of the ruling and make adjustments, and I think this would be the best way out. Do I support IA fully in his approach to the demarcation, absolutely NOT because he is wasting valuable time, energy and resources, that what ever vindication he is looking is not worth is.

            The main problem with the Eritrean government, is the WAR it declared on it’s own citizens, that no matter what the reason might be, I find no justification what so ever. That they can leave the people to live with their lives, that they are wasting our youth.


  • Jumbo

    Distraction to divert attention from TigrayPLF crimes against the Amhara and Oromo people.

    Thankfully, Eritrea successfully repulsed the attack.

  • tes

    Dear Gedabawyan, if we are looking for justice, war ignited by PFDJ is against our objective. It fits well to the narration of “threats from the south”. What Ethiopian government should take care about us he PFDJ regime is playing the game he used to reserve during the last ours of its demise. If Ethiopia chides to play in this game for sure it will end the existence of today’s geography and another bloody years will follow. I am saying because PFDJ will fall and Eritreans will stand up again to regain their sovereign land. Ethiopia therefore should restrain herself from war by all means possible for its own existence. If Ethiopia insecurity is attached with PFDJ existence, of course there is, the solution is not war but wisdom. tes

    • Guest

      Dear Tes
      “Ethiopia therefore should restrain herself from war by all means possible for its own existence” Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk So, that means if time, place, circumstances allow, Eritrean people are a threat to Ethiopia’s existence. What kind of Empty brovado is that.

      • tes

        Hello Guest, as I can see you are misunderstanding me. What I am saying is if Ethiopia invades Eritrea. tes. Ps: haile TG welcome home

    • Abi

      Hi Tes
      You said “Ethiopia therefore should restrain herself from war by all means possible for its own existence.”
      Eway! Well it is past 8:00 pm Paris time.
      Call me tomorrow morning when you feel better.
      Tes, I don’t expect a prolonged war. It is like a disciplinary action for a 70 years young lunatic.

  • Ismail AA

    Hello Gedab News Team,

    The reported flare-up of hostilities on the tense border between Eritrea and Ethiopia is more likely to be a passing clash rather than prelude to all-out war. All indications point to the fact that none of the two adversaries wants an extended hot military confrontation because neither political nor economic circumstances in both would allow. The only possibility is if either side decides to gamble on an adventure with the aim of diverting attention from domestic as well as external pressures.

    But each side knows the risk entailed and could end up in backlash that would perhaps dramatically impair the rotagonists, especially the Eritrea regime whose military readiness be it human or material resources is the weaker
    side. The military of the latter has been badly depleted of fighting capabilities due to continuous defection of the youth. It would be sheer madness for the dictator to start war at this time and hope to survive as he did the last time.

    There is one note-worthy fact about the present news; it galvanized the passion of the die-hard chauvinist segment of Ethiopians who seem to persist on living in a dream world that history would somehow turn around, and that one
    day one lucky morning they would rise up to see the Port of Assab within the territorial limits of their country.
    No sooner was the news out than some of them came up with kind of pre-conditions on the EPRDF government. I am
    here referring to what I read at Ethiomedia. They would not support its war efforts unless it first commits itself to conquering Assab.
    These individuals do not want to accept that the Eritrea and Ethiopia had become two sovereign countries whose
    membership among international community of nations is contingent on their commitment to the functioning international legal system. It’s actually beyond one’s comprehension why Ethiopia should be an exception to the many countries that
    happen to be in similar situation of geography but existing and prospering in peace with their neighbour within the framework of mutually formulated arrangements.
    Does the mere fact that Ethiopia happens to be bigger in population give it a God given right to have outlet to the sea? Why is that denied to let us say Kazakhstan or Chad?
    Ismail AA

    • Moses

      Dear Ismail AA ….this is what we have been saying all along about the so called opposition groups working with Ethiopia and from Ethiopia against their people and their country. Many naive Eritreans believed that Ethiopia will help them to bring change in Eritrea by removing the current government of Eritrea. I am sure 99 % of Ethiopians do not accept the Independence of Eritrea and most of them will support a war with Eritrean if it can get them the port of Assab. We all need to open our eyes before it is too late; let us not make the same mistake our fathers or grandfathers did by trusting Ethiopia.
      Ethiopia will respect us only if we are Strong and united, period !!!

    • Moses

      One more note, I don’t trust the so called Ginbot 7 either; when they have the opportune time, they will not hesitate from starting a war with Eritrea to take Assab.

  • Dear All,
    Why should there be war between Ethiopia and Eritrea at this point in time, even though I doubt that there is any important confrontation taking place between the two armies?
    If Eritrea wants to start a provocative war with the aim to divert the attention of the world community from a government that is accused of crimes against humanity to that of being a victim targeted by Ethiopia, and that Ethiopia is responsible for whatever happens in Eritrea and for the behavior of the regime in Asmara, I doubt it will help it for nobody is going to believe this assumption.

    On the other hand, if Ethiopia wants to use the recent armed infiltration in to Ethiopia by a group that was trained and armed in Eritrea, I do not think that it made any headlines anywhere else except in Ethiopia. If the problem is the presence of armed groups in Eritrea (G7, OLF etc) that frustrate the Ethiopian government, a bombing mission would have been enough.

    Is it possible that Ethiopia would try to exploit the accusation of the ruling regime by the CoI? But, what is the target beyond that? Nobody organization, either the UN or the AU, is going to support war. If it is only to get in and then come out, only to show that the Ethiopian armed forces can do it, then it is utter nonsense. If the aim is regime change, one is forced to ask, where is that Eritrean force that is going to fill the void? Nobody should ever have the wild dream of occupation by Ethiopia. God save Ethiopia from such blunder and the ensuing quagmire. It will destroy Ethiopia’s hope for development and take her back decades. Others may entertain Assab as the main target. I am not a military strategist, but starting war in the north while the target is in the east does not make sense? The issue of Assab and the land-locked status of Ethiopia should be solved by peace-loving future governments of both countries and not through war.
    I think and I hope that it is too much ado about a minor border event and not an out-right war. It could be a quick over the border punitive incursion for one reason or other, and nothing more. An all out war has no reason to occur. My two birr worth.

    • Mahmud Saleh

      Selam Horizon
      Your take was OK except that you omitted the fact that what your government put forward as evidence of captured weapons from Eritrea-based Ginbot7 was fake. They pasted weapon caches the Americans captured in Iraq.
      Then why do you include Assab, anyway? Is the fact that Ethiopia is a landlocked country the fault of Eritrea or geography, or your ex-king Minilik? Assab is not contested, my friend. Ethiopia could close the case by signing a peace agreement it had promised to sign but walked away from it. I agree though that war should be condemned by all.

      • Selam M.S.,
        Why don’t you try to be a practical person? I think that you have that capacity, but not the will. Do you believe that 100m Ethiopians will accept to be landlocked forever by 4m people and by the two cousins? You can call upon history, geography, colonial borders, whatever…. If you can convince Ethiopians and make them accept a noose around their neck, and sacrifice their economy and their security for eternity, good for you, but you will never be able to do so. I will disappoint you, Assab is going to remain a contested issue. You know it and I know it. It is the main point of discord, a stumbling block for future peace, cooperation and reconciliation. I know you are among those who say no Assab, no Eritrean independence. If you think that I am talking of peace for the sake of peace and not an everlasting peace that is founded on a win-win solution for both countries, and you believe in a win-lose solution where Eritrea wins everything and Ethiopia loses everything, you can call me again a fake Samaritan who speaks of peace.
        It has become an obsession for you, and you tell us day and night that Ethiopia should walk out of Badme. Ethiopia is not doing so, the world community does not care, and what are you going to do about it; keep hostage the Eritrean people for ever for the sake of that piece of land that is not going to change the fate of Eritrea, but serves only to extend the life of the regime?

        • Mahmud Saleh

          Selam Horizon
          Thank you for saying it loud. Well, for the sake of enlightenment that’s a wake up call for those who are confused about this. You represent the blood sucker typical elite my friend. Just be in the front of the advancing army. Don’t do it at the expense of the young people. As you know me and abi are already done with this and moved past it. That’s why we are in good terms. Are you from the ESAT and MedreK lots, just curious? Otherwise, our EPRDF doesn’t say that.
          “Use” is something, and Eritrea would be happy to have Ethiopia use its ports. But not under Gura. Never. You said ” Assab is uncontested? ” Wow. Thanks again. But that’s is a slap in the face for the peace loving Kokhob Selam.
          Another assignment of ranslation for abi: ዓሰብ ከም ጡብ ኣደኻ ጽበራ።

          • Selam M.S.,
            Calm down, my friend. What I say and what you say is not going to go beyond and affect the policies of both governments. As individuals we have the right to say our opinion, and it is not necessary to secrete too much adrenaline during an ordinary discussion. This does not seem be a good period for you. Take a break and calm down. I am sure that this is not the first time you read about my stand on Assab.

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Selam Horizon
            Believe me, I never lose a night’s sleep over this. I know that there will always be there expansionist elements out there trying to build their political fortune over Assab. Enjoy the receding dream of Assab, and mind about those tribes whose land is given to the Indians and the fat Arabs. Will you?

          • Rule of Law

            The Egyptians made similar statement about the possibility of building a dam and you can SEE what’s going on. ን’ተወሰነ ግዜ ኸትጉርዕ’ኻ ድሕሪኡ ኻኣ ከም ሞት ኣዴኻ ‘ትርሰዖ’ኻ mark my word!4

          • Semere Tesfai

            Selam Rule of Law

            “The Egyptians made similar statement about the possibility of building a dam and you can SEE what’s going on. ልዓሰብ: ን’ተወሰነ ግዜ ኸትጉርዕ’ኻ ድሕሪኡ ኻኣ ከም ሞት ኣዴኻ ‘ትርሰዖ’ኻ mark my word!4”

            You’re not smart, are you? Please be a little gentle.

            You’re making life, very hard for Semere Andom, Amanuel Hidrat, Kokhobay, Hayat Adem The Eritrean Muslim, Haile the Hreat……..

            At least wait until you put them at the helm. Then you can tell them “ልዓሰብ: ን’ተወሰነ ግዜ ኸትጉርዕ’ኻ ድሕሪኡ ኻኣ ከም ሞት ኣዴኻ ‘ትርሰዖ’ኻ”

            Love that

          • iSem

            HI Semere Tesfai;
            My life cannot be harder, but thanks for allowing that thought to cross your mind:-)
            I think you watched too much PFDJ movies during the last war, “terraro” where in one movie, I am sure you laughed if you have watched it, where a Tigrayan official was trying to crack the Arab diplomatic circles that was “dominated” by Eritrea. So the Ethiopian official hired a beautiful Arabic tutor named Jamila (beautiful), he foolishly flirts with her about her name, her beauty etc. Then when he graduated and was ready to travelto the middle east to use his new linguistic tools, he gives her a gift:
            Jamila: “shukren”
            Offiical, “do you know where this replica of a monument is from.?”
            Jamila: ‘NYC?”
            Official: “No!”
            Jamila: “Paris?”
            Official: “no!”
            Jamial; “London?”
            Official: “This is the Aksuhum hawelti, the marvel of our civilization………….”
            Jamila was intrigued and thankful

            Then an assistanct asks the official when should he buy the ticke for to travel to SA
            Official:” yom alJuuman gibero: make if for Friday!”
            Assistant: “attum ayani ezi Areb ember sierikum, the Arabic is flowing from you, you are fluent!”

            Sem Tesfay, the Ethiopians have their own relationship with SA and Quater both these countries will side where their interest is and no garrantee that they will side with Eritrea for better or for worse, thin or think.

          • Abi

            Hi Semere T
            Minew wedaje kalTefa zemed areb qemis sir medebeqin min ameTaw?
            Fesachewun gumm sinasmesilew tafineh endatmot.
            Eway wurdet!!!
            Time to load the Land cruisers.

          • mesob werQi

            I think IA should bring the Egyptians, Saudis, Emiratis and Qataris to assist the EDF in whipping the hoddam Woyanes and neftegna, then the Oromos will finish the rest of the job. I am sick and tired of having endless debates with these morons in cyberspace and outside.

        • Peace!

          Dear Horizon,

          Lol what happen to ስላም ፈላጊ ቄስ horizon? Or, was he pretending all those years! What made you display your true colors now? Not surprised at all, if I were you, I would apologize to Awatista for being fake and deceptive. Let’s see who would you bring to make your wild dream come true.. Hmmm the Oromos are no longer fools, the Amharas don’t like to fight except talking and singing, and the Tigrayans are too confused to make a U turn from ኢትዯጵያውነት and give their back to Oromos….. I just can’t think of any potential. Please stop your akaki zeraf and tell us how would like to see your dream unfolding?


          • Zara Yaqob

            Hi Peace,

            When it comes to the question of Assab or any Ethiopian territory we all put our ethnic differences aside and fight for the common good. TPLF has always used this as a trump card to mobilize everyone whenever they find themselves in a sticky situation.

          • Peace!

            Dear Zara Yaqob,

            That’s an old and ugly movie. Make no mistake although Eritrea is a tiny country, it can certainly accommodate new layers of graves for new comers. thank you!


          • Zara Yaqob

            You’re right in the sense that I dont support any more drop of Ethiopian blood to bring about regime change in Eritrea. We’ve already spilled enough blood fighting for a better future for Eritreans and you’ve chosen Shabiya. Youve made your bed and you sleep on it. If that means prolonging the question of Assab so be it. Djibouti has turned out to be a better alternative.

          • Peace!

            Hi Zara Yaqob,

            How about regime change at home first, are you happy with the authoritarian minority government that is holding power by killing innocent Oromos, Afars and to some extent Amharas, and wining a fake election every five years? please wake up if you think that’s a melting pot movie.


          • Zara Yaqob


            I would like regime change in Ethiopia but not through some puppet groups armed by Eritrea. Otherwise, the current status quo of Ethiopias resources being exploited by a Tigrayans is relatively better than a puppet government installed by Eritreans. Atleast, we are seeing some of the stolen money being invested locally on infrastructure like dams, roads, factories etc…
            The only sleep us Amharas need to wake up from is the hatred you have for us no matter how much we did in the past to make you feel like we are one people.

          • Peace!

            Hi Zara,

            Good. You have the infrastructure, now you need food to deliver to the badly starving twenty million Ethiopians whom most of them are farmers and victims of looting which you seem to have no problem with. And your assertion on puppet is ironic, but hey! most Amharas are now enriching themselves by being a TPLF puppets against Oromos and Afars. I don’t know if there is a difference between a domestic and foreign grown puppets.


          • Zara Yaqob

            The difference is that domestic looters zorew zorew they invest in their own country. And its not just Amaras…the Oromo’s, Afars, Gurages etc etc are also joining with TPLF in the looting as long as they show party loyalty and give the usual cut to the TPLF capo di tutti capi. The problem with Eritrean looters is they would export it to Eritrea. Like that time you used our coffee to become a higher ranking coffee exporter than Ethiopia. Your only interest in Ethiopia is for economic leeching purposes to avoid the harsh reality of developing that barren land using slavery.

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Zara Yagob,

            It’s your right to argue and criticize what you feel about the PFDJ government, it’s past and it’s future. But I think it’s wrong to blame all hard working Eritreans who helped in some small way to the development and service of Ethiopia.

            Believe or not, Ethiopia / Addis was their home and most of them once they left Eritrea, they never returned to invest in Eritrea all these years, for better or worst Ethiopia was their home.

            I do not need to go around and give you examples, but their legacy is all over.

            Please try to differentiate a PFDJ government and their operatives and simple business man and women who do their best to benefit themselves and help grow the society the live in.

            There is no evidence that Eritreans are looting, leaching from any country around the world that they made it home, Kenya, Uganda, S. Arabia, S. Africa, the UK, Germany, Sweden, America, Canada etc. what have you, and if they are in Ethiopia I don’t think it will be any different.

            As to having barren land, all I can say to you is, go visit California. It may be barren land to you, but weather wise one of the best place for year around sun. This does not mean that there is nothing Eritrea and Ethiopia can gain from each other, as long as they follow the standard method of operations like two neighbor countries.

            If people are left lone the can do miracles with what God has provided them, as they have done for centuries.

            Even if you see only from Ethiopia’s economic interest of view, there is a lot to gain. How much does Ethiopia spends on port fees to Djibouti….last I heard in excess of 1 billion dollars a year..

            Now you are talking about peanuts…in comparison… If you are Big, you need to think Big…


          • Zara Yaqob

            Mr Berhe,
            I know there were Eritreans who contributed to the development of Ethiopia but these are very few compared to the majority who have been destroying Ethiopia from inside. For those whove contributed towards Ethiopias progress my gratitude is immense and these individuals will always hold a special place in our history. Sadly they are not representative of the majority who harbor ill will and hatred towards Ethiopians. The fault of Ethiopians in the past was using these few individuals who stood for hnity and progress as representative of the majority who put a welcoming face on the front and stab you in the back.
            In regards to the cost of using Djibouti ports, I believe it would be the same cost or probably higher if we use Eritreans port. Its not like Eritreans are going to let us use it for free without expecting anything in return.
            You advised thinking big, thinking big is putting aside differences and creating unity. In unity there is strength. Look at the great nations of our world, they dont bicker about petty things like ethnicity and secession etc. But youve chosen disintegration and its consequences. We are working around our losses be it in port access or geopolitical strategic locations. Eritreans should buckle up and deal with the consequences of your choices.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Zera Yaqob,

            kindly explain to me ,,what do you mean when you said “putting aside differences and creating unity “

          • Zara Yaqob

            Mr Kokhob,
            Putting aside difference means trying to work things out in the house rather than heading for the door at the slightest infraction. Im not a fan of feudalism nor agree that HS legacy can be painted as such only. The positives he did far outweigh his failures. Besides, feudalism was something that he inherited not created. It was something that would have eventually been done with peacefully rather than through a violent revolution. The irony is that as much as the Emperor favored Eritreans and did so much for you, he is the subject of your most venomous hate. But I understand where you’re coming from. Without clinging to that hateful narrative there is no way you could mobilize Eritreans to join the rebels nor come to terms with your current fate. እድሜ መስታወት ነው እና ይኅው አሳየን how Eritreans are faring under “free” Eritrea.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Zera Yaqob,
            if you already accept Eritrea is a nation you should also accept Assab is an Eritrean port. actually your king has fallen badly the same as Mengstu while the TPLF and the parties who formed EPRDF were thinking wisely war against people who want separation is useless. Blue Nile was exporting all the minerals and it’s power free of charge but thanks to PMMZ (RIP) and his cliques for thinking on how to use what you have rather than fighting to use what you should not have by force. Asseb can be used by Ethiopians simply by creating understanding and love – and yes no question asked Ethiopia and Eritrea will soon cooperate. both people need each other and no force will change this truth.

          • Zara Yaqob

            Mr Kokhob,
            There is no question that you need us for survival but we don’t need you. The proof is in the pudding. As far as Assab is concerned, Ethiopia is standing on good legal grounds that it belongs to us. It will be pursued when the right moment arrives. I don’t think the two people are ready for cooperation right now nor in the near future. There has been enough bloodshed to let the bad blood between us last for atleast two or three more entire generations lifetime. Im no fan of woyane but but a big fan when it comes to their policy of ‘no war no peace’ policy.

        • Kokhob Selam

          Dear Horizon,
          your permission to put some points here.

          01. I think the “will” that someone owns is more important than capacity. if you have all important things to create something but you don’t have the will and desire you can’t practically accomplish anything. But if you have the will you will be able to find the way to get things that will allow you to accomplish your aim.

          02. 100M Ethiopians should accept Ethiopia is landlocked but 5M Eritreans should not accept their brothers don’t have sea port .. How? by expanding love . accepting we are one people in two nations. both people simply should fallow where love takes them – believe me love will make the miracle.

          03. Badme :- there will be a very legal solution in boarder issues when Eritrea will have legal government and no single person can force Ethiopians to leave Badme now since PFDJ is there. If so happen Ethiopia leave Badme today, that will be also one advantage for Eritrean people.

          • Dear Kokhob Selam,

            There are certain things that I believe would take us towards two peaceful and friendly countries living side by side in reconciliation and cooperation that would benefit both countries and people. Otherwise, the legacy of the two people will be a very ugly one that will one day bring them to the point of mutual destruction. They and their posterity will be cursed like the mythical Sisyphus, who was condemned to push a rock uphill, only to see it rolling down crushing him, before he could take it to the top.
            1) Those Ethiopians who doubt Eritrean independence and want to undermine it one way or the other cannot be more foolish.
            2) Ethiopians who say that they accept the land-locked status of Ethiopia, while they sit comfortably on a piece of barren land (Badme), and due to the foolishness of the regime in Asmara, have succeeded to create a situation that is destroying Eritrea almost to extinction, are utter liars.
            Nations have separated, but they made it in such a way that they remained friends. In our case, the way the divorce took place was meant to harm and humiliate Ethiopia. That is why we are left with its ugly legacy, i.e. still fighting and killing each other that would continue, unfortunately. Those who believe that a hidden truth does not exist, or are happy only with what they like to hear, are making a big mistake, because they will find the problem standing in front of them in the future, and they should know that there is no way to avoid it.

      • Rule of Law

        M. Saleh,
        The probability of reviving a legitimate claim for a sea outlet by Ethiopia is still out there. It is only a matter of time. Had it not been for the late “trojan horse” who deliberately forfeited it so as to fulfill perhaps a diabolical promise that he had made to make Ethiopia landlocked, things would now be different. Be that as it may, who is to say that this case is closed and shoved into the oblivion? Neither geography nor Eritrea is at fault here. Nevertheless It is singularly the fault of the Eritreans who to this date, are running Ethiopia’s affairs. Soon enough, their mandate will be over and it is inevitable that a nationalist government shall arise and in that case, expect that Assab will be aggressively contested. In this unjust world where the fittest survives, Great Britain still occupies the Falklands and my drift is that ‘occupation’ is out of the question here for Assab is part and parcel of Ethiopia historically, geographically, geologically.

        • Abi

          Hi Rule of Law
          With your permission I like to call you “RULE OF MIGHT!!!”
          Soon the mighty Ethiopia will rule over the region.
          Might is Right!!!
          Let the Nationalists come. Amen.

          • Rule of Law

            Hi Abi,
            Someone made a comment that I am “degrading my honor” by claiming that at the helm of Ethiopia’s ruling party (the nucleus) are a bunch of Eritreans full and half blood which is a reality that can not be contested. Need I mention names of these ticks (Eritreans within the TPLF bandit?) anyways, I was challenging the sudanese commentator who provoked the issue. Peace my friend!

        • Ismail AA

          Dear Rule of Law,
          Your nickname has already said it; your country is obliged to abide by the rule of law of nations under the UN Charter and various protocols, or otherwise it could face trouble. Your country tried its chance to forcefully subjugate Eritrea and retain access to the sea which it had gained by complicity of the world powers. But it has lost the war after paying the cost in blood and death of a million innocent Ethiopian soldier during a span of thirty years. And it wisely closed that sad chapter with help of the UN sponsored referendum. So, how can hope to turn time backward and table a claim. Or you are going to commit aggression against a sovereign nation with which your country had solomnly entered a contact under internationally sanctioned result of Eritrean people’s process of self-determination through the instrument of a plebscite.
          By the way, it degrades your honor and dignity if you really believe Eritreans are running the affairs of you country. If were in your shoes, I would not even think about it. Ethiopia is a great country and the Ethiopian people are proud and dignified, which Eritreans and others respect.
          Ismail AA

        • Semere Tesfai

          Ahlen Rule of Law

          “The probability of reviving a legitimate claim for a sea outlet by Ethiopia is still out there. It is only a matter of time – Assab will be aggressively contested”

          “መንገዱን ጨርቕ ያርግልዎት”:: “ቀይ ባህር: ለዘልኣለም የኢትዮጵያ ድንበር ሆኖ ይኖራል::” ኣሉላ ኣባ ነጋ 🙂

          KEEP DREAMING!!!!!

    • iSem

      Hi Horizon again:
      Well, Your government proved that they can srive without getting bogged down with the landlocked status for the last 15 years, and it also proved that it can penetrate Eritrea easily, so I do not see Ethiopia wanting start war now. I am not saying they did not start the latest fighting, but they may not have plans for protracted war like the last one. Eritrea is tamed now, they can watch it, Ethiopia can watch it with corner of their eyes.
      But bigger problem for your country is the internal issues, like any African country it has higher than average propensity for civil war if it does not move fast to solve the problem, making its diversity an asset rather an a liability like many African countires.
      If Eritrea is hosting formidable opposition it can bomb them once a while, killing two birds, disabling the opposition and intimidating and stressing PFDJ to finally commit suicide, we have seen how desparate is PFDJ when they invited G-7 members to their silver jublee to garner support

      • Dear iSem,
        More than the military threat they pose to Ethiopia, the strength of these groups who are hosted by the regime in Asmara, lies much more in their ability to mobilize unsuspecting young Ethiopians.

        Yes, some political groups continue to prey on minor ethnic problems and make them look insurmountable. Nevertheless, it is the river Ethiopians should cross successfully, or get drowned in it. The odds are Ethiopia seems to have succeeded to a certain point. I hope time will be on the side of Ethiopia, because I believe that the respect for ethnic equality, identity, culture and self-rule are the only remedies that could bring a peaceful human society of the future. It is wrong to to take for granted that this creates a centrifugal force that fractures a nation.

        • Guest

          Dear Horizon
          People are deported inside ethiopia from one region to other . u tplf are funny by saying as if the people of ethiopia or tplf opposition are upto assb e. The people of ethiopia are fighting for their existence not assab or

  • haileTG

    Selamat Gedabawyan,

    This is rather strange development. The fact that the GoE spoke about it and Ethiopia didn’t (so far) is very much odd. The informal statements from Ethiopia appear to blame the Eritrean side. If that is followed up to be Ethiopia’s formal position, then politically Ethiopia will have no room but to expand the conflict because it has been declaring that it would do so for a while. However, if Ethiopia confirms GoE’s claim that it had initiated the attack, then the situation may pass as a skirmish akin to the 2012 offensives. If the case in fact turns out to be the first one, then the situation can only be brought under control through third party mediation aimed at a ceasefire. It is also interesting that the major news wires haven’t picked up the story yet. So, is shabaite serving the truth?

    • Hope

      U seem to be very behind Nowadays!

      The TPLF was trying to catch some Egyptian Generals,who were touring the EDF Positions and Fortresses on the Front lines.

      PIA notified Algiers today about the attack .
      About ten Jet Fighters just landed in Shire Airport from Debre- Zeit
      Something bigger might be cooking in,God forbid.

      • haileTG

        Hope..haha እርጋን’ዩ ኣርኪቡና…ዝጎየናዮ’ዶ ውሒዱ 🙂

  • T..T.

    Hi all,

    Because the ongoing border war doesn’t look like an attrition as before, the news is not encouraging for those who are making concerted diplomatic efforts to resolve the border issue without any further bloodshed. One of those countries is Algeria.

    If war breaks out this time, there will be no one who can be an inspiration to the Eritrean defense force members because all those leaders (generals) with outstanding bravery are either in prison or died in prison.

    The generals who are now leading are very much like Isayas in that they never fought any battle before. Their focus is money and power and they are ready to run away as billionaires. Because they are money focused, they cannot accept any war challenges nor can they use the available military equipment properly. Therefore, every Eritrean should call on the Eritrean defense force members to hold their ground and keep defending their position, like they did in Assab in the last war when their generals fled back to Asmara.

  • Peace!

    Dear all,

    TPLF is not in a position to blame others while it continues to occupying a territory of a sovereign nation. It just doesn’t make any sense no matter how brutal and lier PFDJ is.