Egypt’s and General Tsadkan’s lesson to Ethiopian Generals Eskinder Nega

February 4th, 2011 Print Print Email Email

What the world did not see was how hard Mubarak fought Egypt’s youthful protesters before they attained critical mass last Friday. Arrayed against them in the first few days of the protests were a remarkably huge and mostly invisible complex (more…)

What the world did not see was how hard Mubarak fought Egypt’s youthful protesters before they attained critical mass last Friday. Arrayed against them in the first few days of the protests were a remarkably huge and mostly invisible complex of police and security agencies; 1.4 million strong, according to wikileaks’ leaked US diplomatic cables. Clad partly in civilian clothes, partly in the official uniform of the despised police, they were Mubarak’s measure of first resort to quell the protests. Veterans of the fierce Islamic revolt of the 1990’s, where the origin of their famed brutality lies, Mubarak had every reason to believe in their infallibility.

But it is exactly their feted brutality, long the perfect deterrent to mass dissent, which was to undo them in the space of less than a week. The sight of uniformed police or their civilian counterparts became magnets for hysterically fearless protesters brandishing rocks and sticks. Naturally, the police and security agencies fought back. But with the momentum on the side of the protesters, they rarely prevailed; promoting, not on few occasions, some of the rank and file to switch sides in the midst of pitched battles.

In some battles, however, the police did prevail. And when that happened, the reaction of the protesters has intrigued the world. “Where is the army?” cried one protester to foreign journalists. “Come and see what the police are doing to us. We want the army. We want the army.” Hardly the sentiment one would expect from citizens of a bona fade police-state.

Now imagine a hypothetical scenario in Ethiopia where protesters and the Federal Police (Ethiopia’s riot police) clash, and protesters, overwhelmed by the police’s superior fire-power, intuitively turn to the army for protection.

Plausible?….Of course not!

But in the event that protests erupt in Ethiopia, too( Sudan is teetering on the verge of an explosion), here is a perfect opportunity for the Ethiopian military to endear itself to the public the way the Egyptian military has endeared itself to the Egyptian people.

The Egyptian military staged a coup and overthrew the monarchy in 1952. In the person of the leader of the coup, Gamal Abdul Nasser, the Egyptian military inadvertently produced not only a populist in the mode of Argentina’s Peron, but even better, one with wide pan-Arabic appeal. And swiftly, many throughout the Arab world dared to dream about the possibility of a resurrected Caliphate; one that would stretch from the Atlantic in the West to the Indian Ocean in the East.
Since then, the Egyptian military has thrived on the windfalls of its association with Nasser; hero and champion of not only Egyptians but of all Arabs. Both subsequent leaders of Egypt after Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak, the former a captain in the army, the later a General in the Air Force, inevitably came from the institution with the most prestige in the country.

Buttressed by billions of dollars of aid, first from the Soviet Union and then the US, the Egyptian military has over the decades grown in to a state within a state. But this is not the Egyptian example that Ethiopian Generals should be fancying. On the contrary, it is a cautionary tale of what should be avoided. Rather, it is the sensitivity of the Egyptian military to its place in the people’s heart that should inspire Ethiopian Generals “to be more than they could be,” as the American Marines would put it.

By Monday, February 1, 2010, Mubarak’s ruling party, NDF, had tired to insignificance; the hated police had collapsed; but, predictably, the military was still standing tall and intact. With some effort, perhaps akin to something like an Egyptian version of Tiananmen Square, it could have put an end to the protests. But neither the possibility of saving one of its sons, Mubarak, nor the unsettling prospect of losing its privileged economic and political status if the protesters prevail compelled it to turn against the public.

Its first statement, issued as the crisis escalated to new heights at the beginning of the week, clearly placed it on the side of the public: “The armed forces will not resort to use of force against our great people. Your armed forces, which are aware of the legitimacy of your demands, are keen to assume their responsibility in protecting the nation and the citizens; and affirm that freedom of expression through peaceful means is guaranteed to every body.” And thus, at the expense of its short term interest, it has opted for its historical integrity; a record untainted by the blood of the very people it is supposed to protect.

Is the Ethiopian Military capable of such heroism? Is it capable of overcoming its debased moral standing; stained by the needless blood it shed of the young and old, of women and men, the very people it is sworn to protect, in the post election riots of 2007?

Well, partially it is. Nothing it could do will bring back the dead; their blood will remain a permanent blemish. But a determination not to repeat this fatal error of judgment could reconcile it with the favor of the public; placing it squarely at the center of a forgiving public’s heart.

The EPRDF army which marched in to Addis twenty years ago could paradoxically be said to exist and not exist at the same time. Estimated by experts to have been no more 80,000 at its peak, it was more than tripled during the Ethio-Eritrean war of the early 2000s. It now stands somewhere between 150,000 and 200,000. Between the ranks of Private and Captain, significant numbers of ex-EPRDF fighters exist only amongst NCOs. The rest have more or less been fully replaced by new recruits. In this sense, the old EPRDF army has either been phased out or overwhelmed by new recruits.

But above the rank of Captain, the dominance of EPRDF fighters-cum-professional soldiers is evident. At the rank of Colonel and above their presence is virtually absolute. In this sense, the old guard, the veteran leadership which defeated the Derg remains intact. EPRDF leaders assume their loyalty as a given; a certainty that will categorically not fail.

But is that certainty warranted?

To a large extent, it is. But consider that General Tsadkan Gebre-Tesane, chief-of-staff of the armed forces between 1991 and 2001, and General Abebe Tekle-Haimanot, Commander of the Air-Force for the same period, were once ultimate prototypes of this genre, who chose to part ways with the EPRDF over questions of principle, and the possibility of new surprises is palpable.

What undid the two Generals and multitude of lesser officers was their resolve, as is the case with Egyptian Generals now, to maintain strict neutrality when the core EPRDF leadership was ruptured by an unprecedented internal split. But to Meles Zenawi, anyone who was not with him was against him. This was an implicit ultimatum to the military brass to which the alternative was possible civil war. Horrified by the rapidly unfolding specter, most of them gave in reluctantly. This is the real story. Needless to say, the popular impression of what had happened has been heavily prejudiced by the winning side.

Perhaps it is too early to expect a radical shift of attitudes and loyalties in Ethiopia right now. But if the protests do spread to Ethiopia, as the EPRDF fears, the least that history demands from Ethiopian Generals, particularly with the examples of Tunisia and Egypt in the picture, is a no repeat of the wanton, random, excessive shootings to the head and heart of unarmed protesters—even stone throwing ones!!—as in 2005.

Ethiopian Generals: history is watching; the people are watching; and the world is watching.

Most of all: Don’t fight your conscience!

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  1. to be true
    | #1

    yes we miss the great General (General Tsadkan’s), we have ever seen after the Hero of Habesha land Alula Abanega

  2. The duties of soldiers
    | #2

    Where are the Ethiopian soldiers that have signed up to protect their country and their fellow Ethiopians from foreign and domestic enemies?

    Why are the Ethiopian soldiers sitting on the side line and watch while the land of their ancestors is taken piece by piece by outsiders with the blessings of a brutal regime, and their fellow Ethiopians mistreated and killed by a ruthless illegitimate dictator? Haven’t the Ethiopian soldiers seen enough sufferings of their fellow Ethiopians? Whatever happened to our courageous and brave Ethiopian soldiers?

  3. Gutama
    | #3

    I wonder if the auther has ran out of his senses or he never had them! Ethiopia is marching as never did before.

  4. ጥሩምቡሌ
    | #4

    ያሁሉ የትግሬ ጄኔራል ተኮልኩሎ ሰራዊቱ ከህዝቡ ይወግናል ብሎ መጠበቅ የህልም እንጀራ መንጨት ነው::

  5. Ittu Aba Farda
    | #5

    A comment such as this one by a member of the opposition group worries me and worries me a lot. It shows immaturity to come out like this and claim that the same type of uprising is coming soon to Ethiopia. I expect the simmering public discontent is going to burst off the relief valve but not now. Not yet. That society lacks or serious damage was done to its path to economic and political homogeneity since 1991. When people are denied any permit in Harar just because they are not Harari, when the same is happening in other regional states unless you are well connected to the ruling circles, then that sense of solidarity, that link of communicating to one another and with each other are in serious disrepair. That is one of the very fundamental problems all of the opposition groups are facing. Otherwise, this armadillo look alike from some cactus-infested joint would not have survived the aftermath of the 2005 election crisis. The opposition was not able to convincingly call a nationwide strike or uprising. It was confined to the capital and there was nothing significant in other regional states. If there is an uprising in the capital and other follow-up demonstrations say in Jimma, Goba, Harar, Jigjiga, Lequemti, Awasa, Gondar or Gewane, there is no workable or reliable and strong coordinating pathway well laid out by the opposition. It has been rather seriously damaged by the ruling ethno-centric junta. Also, what the opposition has been busy since 2005-7 is fighting with its own ranks. Didn’t I read news on this very website and similar others when one opposition demonizing the other and another one splitting into smaller and lame factions? So I don’t buy into this analysis. If I am wrong and it happens tomorrow or next week or month, I will be ecstatically happy. I will jump and down in utter happiness shouting ‘Alhamdulillah !!!, Alhamdulillah !!!!’ It will happen for sure but not successfully now. Insha’Allah !!!!

  6. Anonymous
    | #6

    useless and irrelevant article.

  7. aha!
    | #7

    I hear you General Tsadkan, the Ethiopian political frame work and mode of operation is far different than that of Egypt. The set up of political frame work as I came to understand lately is much similar to the Apartheid regime of south Africa, than that of Egypt. In Ethiopia, the military, the security, the fedral polices forces are party aparatus, in the same way the police force in Egypt might be part of the arm of the the Mubarek’s regime. The ranks and files are filled with Tigreans and the rest with loyalists to the party with old recruits replaced with new recruits, never the less, does amount to being an Ethiopian army geared to uphold Ethiopian Nationalism and its interests in the same way the Dergue Army was.

    Under such secenario and without the fullfilment of the 8-point preconditions for negotiated settlement between KEUP, which includes the military and the Federal Police forces, and without the teletafi parties and loyalist opposition abandoning their ethnic rights to individual rights, the eqation always tilts towards towards the negative forces of disintegration, namely TPLF/eprdf and its entourages. That is the political reality in Ethiopia, where one would not expect a spontaneous uprising like in Tunicia or Egypt, where there are a cintilla of evidence of democratic rights in those places, than in Ethiopia, to say the least about the divide and rule police of an apartheid system of governance with underlying Marxist ideology based on oppression of nations and nationalities. That is the other political reality with respect to the absence of political & economic and liberty of individuals in Ethiopia, which has to the form of peacefull and /or armed struggle in the same way as African and PanAfrican nationalists and communists in south Africa. The drawing of comparison and contrasting the military set up of Egypt and the current make up Ethiopia’s army is welcome but the analysis would not be complete without looking into the politicalframe-work/the multi-layer, and hierachical political model of TPLF/eprdf regime. It is an apatheid system that been built up over nearly 20 years and the regime is there to maintain that system along with exploitation, political andeconomic strangle hold of the country’s resources and its people. Thus getting the heats and mind’s of the military towards the silent majority of Ethiopians is only a part of the equation between the negative forces of disintegration and the positive forces of integration, where the option for Ethiopia is peaceful and/or armed struggle with carfully planned strategies under the banner of Ethiopian Nationalism and its national interests than social uprising as in Egypt of Tunisia.

  8. aha!
    | #8

    Correction the phrase does amount, should read does not amount to an Ethiopian army….

  9. Birtu/can
    | #9

    Sesaye Agena is my kind of guy. I love his well researched articles. This time(read the amharic section of abugida) he brought up a point that everyone is afraid to talk about. The so-called Ethiopian army is in name only. It is a Woyane army dominated by one ethnic group. And if so happens a Tunisia or Egypt type of uprising occurs in Ethiopia, they will not hesitate to mow down everybody indiscriminately.

    That said, my response to the above scenario is–bring it on!!We need a bloodbath in the streets of Addis. You heard me right! We need a bloodbath in the streets of Addis, Gonder, Bahir dar, Nazret…etc. caldeferese ayteram. Let’s put this in perspective. Remember, the Eritrean war where at least 100.000 Ethiopians perished thinking they were defending their country. What come of it? Iwill leave the answer to you readers. On the other hand, the 200 lives lost during the 2005 election left a big dent in Woyane’s legacy. Why? Because it was there in the streets of Addis for the whole world to see.

    There are millions of dead people walking in Ethiopia right now anyway. People are dying every day due to starvation, poverty, disease, torture..etc. in Ethiopia–an outcome of Woyane’s bad governance. Adding a few more thousands of lives as a result of Woyane’s heavy handed brutal response will speed up the highly expected change. In fact,it will insure the prosecution of Meles& associates as opposed to leaving the country with the loot and enjoying the rest of their lives in some distance land.

    There is nothing honorable than dying for our country. I for one is ready to die for my country, if it makes a difference for the future generation. It is better than dying for a meaningless war like the Eritrean war. For how long do we remain slaves to a few tigrean mercenaries?Let Woyane get punch drunk with the blood of Ethiopian people. Let’s offer plenty of blood to preserve the integrity of Ethiopia and its people.There is no better alternative. sacrifice a few now for a better tomorrow or you die a slow death with a grim outcome. Call up the uprising!!

  10. FAFA
    | #10


  11. ሉሌ
    | #11

    ማን ነው ደግሞ ጻድቃንን ጀግና ያደረገው? በሞተ ፈረስ ላይ (ደርግ) እያጓራ አዲስ አበባ የደረሰውን : የትግራይ ወጣቶችን አገራቸውን ወደብ አልባ ለማድረግና የሕዝብና የአገር ደህንንነት አደጋ ላይ በመጣል የአንድ ጎሳ የበላይነት ለማሰፈር ያታገለና የታገላ በምን መስፈርት ነው ኢትዮጵያዊ ካባ የምታለብሱት? ጻድቃን ጠባብ ቤሔርተኛ ነው! የታገለው ትግራይን ነጻ ልያወጣ ነው! በሽግግሩ ሥልጣን ዘመናቸው ከኦነግ ጋር በመሆን በአርባጉጉ በበደኖ በአንዋር መስጊድ በጎንደር በአዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርስቲ በሕዝባችን ላይ ለተፈጸመው ዘግናኝ ጭፍጨፋ ቀኑ ሲመጣ ከነ ጓደኞቹ ተጠያቂ ነው::

  12. Babu
    | #12

    There will not be a repeat of 2005 again in Ethiopia. If it does happen, then it is the end of the regime, as the whole world is watching and knows what took place in the last election. BTW, the army is part and parcel of the Ethiopian society, and it has not been used to disperse protesters so far. The federal police force has been used excessively by the ruling party as means of oppression.

  13. Lucy in America
    | #13

    dear eskender nega, the egypt’s generals are proud egyptians by their nationality where as the tegere’s looters have never been and will never be the proud ethiopians. As they were anti ethiopians, they will die so. They are ethiopian’s historical enemies.

  14. Balcha Gebeyhu
    | #14

    This is another case of comparing apples with oranges. Ato Eskinder, at times, comes with a suprising story not worth reporting. How can one compares the mass Egyptian revolt, that still rocks the nation, with that of the TPLF (Centerla committee) internal struggle to remove Meles and replace him possibly with another dictator?

    The least Ato Eskinder could have done was to tell his readers the cause for the so-called split? We all know now that it sure was not for Democracy, nor for the rule of law, or even to share power with all the oppositions. The bottom line is it was a TPLF thing and remains to this day.

    Ato Eskinder will be better of if he explains to his readers why Ato Meles still allows them to live and prosper in Ethiopia, while others with “less significant crimes”, Generals or not, have to run for their lives?

    In addition, what is the purpose of Ato Eskinder’s essay about the TPLF warlords, at such a critical point where the time calls for the Ethiopian citizens to organize and take a lesson or two (from the mass revolt in Egypt) to say Enough is Enough for Legesse Zanawi who has been in power for more than 20 years?

    There is not much to say about the dire conditions in our beloved country and Egypt’s problems will appear much less to what we are facing under Meles. In fact, we find more similarities with our Yemen’s opposions who had the following to say about their dictator who happens to be a good friend to our tyrant, at Arat Kilo:

    ” He is been making promises for 32 years (20?) & never kept one…..when he promised to fight

    Poverty, we got poorer. When he promised to leave office, he made amendements to stay for ever”.

    Fellow Ethiopians, our people have said enough in 2005 & now we have to do the same. Please don’t expect miracles from current or former TPLF Generals………history will be made by the young people Ethiopia from East to West & from South to North!

    God/Allah Bless Ethiopia & give courage to her citizens!

  15. Zerayakob Yared
    | #15

    ከጥቂት ወራት በፊት ጻድቃን የአላማጣው የቢራ ፋብሪካ ማናጀር ሆነ የሚል ነገር እዚሁ ዌፕ ውስጥ ያነበብኩኝ መስሎኝ ነበር!

    አደራ ጥቂት ቆይታችሁ ደግሞ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስቴር ላይኔን መፈለግ እንዳትጀምሩ!

    ከጭንቅ በመነሳት ያለ-የሌለውን ማፈላለግን ከመያያዙ ይልቅ በራስ ተማምኖ ከወገን ጋራ መግባባቱ ይጠቅማል!

  16. kahsay
    | #16

    who are you mr E Nega ? I think you are Mr Negede’s pupet ( Derg) advocate . there is no relation Ethiopian democracy to Egypt’s.
    Egypt gets bilions of dolars from the US, it is the second largest next to Israiel.secondly Egypt supose to be rich because of Nile and its resource,besides Egypt has the worlds largest canal which generates bilions of money to the country.Tourism is also one of the largest in Africa ,may be in the World.So how can you compare Ethiopia to Egypt? The only reason you have a reason is that Meles is a Tigrian!!!But if he was an Amhara , How maney books would write to admire him? How many stature could you erect?But un fortunately he is born Tigrian.

  17. ዪገርማል
    | #17

    ethiopia ሰላም ሆና ማየት የማይፈልግ ባንዳ ሁላ ተዋት እስቲ ethiopian በዚህ ሳት ሚን ያሂል እድገት እንዳለ ህዝቡ ያቃል አንፈልግም የ ባንዳ ወሬ

  18. Belue lastawse
    | #18

    Hey Guys do not compare the Melese ” Generals” with other country Generals or the Generals we used to have in Ethiopia . I know about most of them.Specially about”General” Sadekane. He and his tug friends killed so many in Tenebey Seserete and in so many other Tigeraye areas. He was the notorious killer with Nesanet and others. Do not try to honey coat them. Stop your wish full thinking. If there is a judgment day I will be there to tell my story. Because I was one of them to be killed in Tenbeye. Likely I managed to escape. I know the truth,so do not full yourself.

  19. From home
    | #19

    Dear Esckinder,

    No EPDRF army only the child killer TPLF AND TPLF.

    Typo should be corrected.

    TPLF walked to addis… killed inoccents and still killing our people.

    TPLF will be history soon.

  20. due
    | #20


    That is the spirit! When did we Ethiopians as a whole became cowards and afraid of dying? Let us remember, our heroes died during WWII when Fascist spread the first chemical warfare on them and millions died, yet, they never gave in. Mengistu killed many and yet the students kept moving on. Now, why are we stopping because TPLF is in power? The reason could be we have now created enemy in our neighbor, Eritrea that could collaborate with TPLF. In the name of the so called “amara oppression” in the past, TPLF is killing not just Amara’s every ethnic groups slowly. You see, their claim is only to control power all along. I would rather someone come and attack me than pretending they are Ethiopians but slowly killing you such as what TPLF is doing. That is evil. It is time for Tigreans to come to their senses stay by the side of Ethiopians.

    Yes, I agree time for TPLF to wash its hand on Ethiopian people and we don’t have to act, the world will know, remember interhamwe? Then it will be more than what Hitler did, TPLF will directly go to Hague.

  21. Gere
    | #21

    you guy’s used to say TPLF’s army how come now you call them Ethiopian generals.

  22. Wakyo
    | #22

    Eskinder with all due respect an appeal to a woyanne general to join the peoples uprise might be requesting the chimp to join the struggle,it might may be better if not the general (The so called Ethiopian army )stays neutral if the uprise reach our motherland to end the primitive tegre gujille rule once and for all not to happen again in Ethiopia and bring those responsible like zenawi and azeb and other gujille members to get justice for bringing the nation 50 years back and killing two generation.

  23. Wakyo
    | #23

    your brain development stops some where in your teen we are discussing about one of the proud nation till the tegre gujille reached addis,had it not been the case your boss is not worth even to be mentioned in a cofee shop.

  24. Ras
    | #24

    Let me say two things:
    1.Tsadkan is not ethiopian hero. He left not for ethiopia but for personal issues. I dont understand why you tried to compare egyptian millitary(wich are working solely for the public) and tsadkan.

    2.No public uprising will work in ethiopia not because of the army but also because of groups like OLF in the country exist. so every one u better stay put. or you destroy olf first.

  25. Idiot dictator
    | #25

    Eskinder. Do you work for the CIA/ or other foreign agency? Your interpretation really stinks. What is this? Please put your pen in the closet and lock it for good.

  26. Zerayakob Yared
    | #26

    ጄኔራል ጻድቃን, ትግራይ ካፈራቻቸው ታላላቅ የኢትዮጵያ የጦር ስልተኞች አንዱ ነው:: ይሄንን ተግባሩን በመጀመሪያ-መጀመርያ,
    ህዝባዊ ወያነ ሓርነት ትግራይ “የትግሬን ማድቀቅ ነው” ፖሊቲካን በታገለበት የ17 የብረት ትግል አመታት ሙሉ, የትግራይ ሰራዊት
    ባካሄደው ከደርግ ወታደር, ከተከዜ ዘንዶና, ከሶቭየት ሀሊኮፕተር ጋራ መተናነቅ ግብግብ ላይ ሰራዊታቸውን በጥንካሬና በአስተዋይነት
    ከመሩት አንዱ ነው:: ከዚያም በውሃላ በየሶስተኛው ፎቅ ላይ ተደብቀው በየካዛንቺሱ የትግራይን ጨቅላ ወጣት አዲስ አበባን አጽጂ
    ሲገድሉ የነበሩትን ትርፍራፊዎችን መመንጠር ካከናወኑት ወታደራዊ አመራሮች ውስጥ ከፍተኛዉን ሚና ከተጫወቱት ጄኔራሎች በተቀዳሚ
    የሚጠራ ነው:: አል-ኢትሃድ በምእራቡና እንዲሁም በአረቡ አለም እየተደገፈ ኢትዮጵያን ለመበታተን ያካሄደው ወረራን በማክሸፍና
    አል-እትሃድን ከኢትዮጵያ ምድር መንጥሮ በማባረር ከ9/11 በፊት በነበሩት አመታት የኢትዮጵያን ድንበሮች በማስከበር እንደነ የራእሲ
    አሉላ አይነት ጀግናዊ ተግባራትን አካሂድዋል:: ህዝባዊ ወያነ ሓርነት ትግራይ ለሁለት በተከፋፈለበት ስአታት ላይ, ምንም እንኩዋን
    ሃገሩንና ሰራዊቱን አጥብቆ ቢወድም, ግን የድርጅታዊ ክፍፍሉ ስኣታት ላይ ግራ የመጋባት ምልክት ታይቶበታል:: የዚህ
    ክፍፍል “አሸናፊዎች” ስብሓት/ጭንጋፍ ሆነው ከወጡ በውሃላ, እነዚሁ “አሸናፊዎች” ጻድቃንን ከሰራዊቱ ለይተውታል::

  27. Lucy in America
    | #27

    Dear Eskender nega, It is an insulting the title ” general” for those tegeres’ criminals who have killed millions of ethiopians different ways, who fought for the separation of tegeray from the rest of ethiopia . The egyptian’s generals are well educated proffessional generals who joined and compeleted from high military accadamy in egypt and aboard where as the tegere’s generals were a simple farmers who have never used any military map and they could not lead any modren military operation that was why over 100,000 ethiopians lost their life in the cursed badme because of those ignorant tegere’s “general”,.The proffessional egypt’s generals refused to cooperate with America in the war against “TERRORISM’” where as the tegeres’ generals ran and entered in somalia for nothing except being foreign servants, and the somalian’s tigers kicked those the so called tegeres’ general at their ass and they ran away from somalia.The egypt generals have shown the world that they are from the people to the people where as the tegeres’ idiots killed millions of innocent ethiopians in every corners of ethiopia. The egypt generals are proud egyptians that is why the army protect the properties of the egypt’s people where as the tegeres’ generals have been lootting, selling all the properties of the ethiopian’s people. The former farmers and the current tegeres’ general who have never been in any military accadamy in their life time borned as tegere, grew as tegere and live as tegere and will die as tegere. they have never cosnidered ethiopia as their country which they inherited from their fathers and forefathers. by the way all the so called the founders of tegeres’s terrorist group {TPLF] have inherited banditism from their fathers because their fathers and forefathers were well known slaves of Italy.

  28. Zerayakob Yared
    | #28

    ቖልዓ ትግራይ, ወሓጢ ሓለዋት ከኮነስ, ቖሎ ቆርጢሙን ማይ ሰትዩን ዓዱ ዘጽሪ ! ግናኸስ እንታይሞ, ጉዳዩ ከይዛዘመንዶ ብሃርጋፋት ተኾሊፉ ! ምስክርራት እንተተደልዮም, እኒሀዉታ ኣብ ኣካዳሚ ኣስገደ-ደደቢት-ሽረ ተሃኒጾምስ, ከም ኣቦኦም አሉላ ድንበር ዓዶም ዝሕልዉ ብዓል ጄኔራል ጻድቃን!ካልኦት ብጾት ብዓል ጻድቃንሞ ክንደይ ኢልና ክንጽብጽቦም!ንኸካፍእዎም ክደልዩ እንተለዉ ጸላእቶም ባዕሎም ክጽውዕዎምን ኣሽማቶም’ውን ክዝርዝርዎን እዮም!እቲ ኣወንታዊ ጀግንነቶም’ውን ከም ኣሉታዊ ገይሮም ክዝርዝርዎ እዮም! ጥራሕ ንፀበ, ገና ክንደይ መጉሪዒ ሐሕማሙ ብዕሊ ንህዝቢ ክንስንስን ክናዘዝን እዩ !

    ቖልዓ ሽረ, ሜዳ ሽረ’ኸ ከምቀደሙ’ዶ ኣሎ!? ሓደራኻ ከም’ቀደምካ !ዓወት ንኢትዮጵያ ምስ ሙሉእ ህዝባ! ዕንወት ንኣሉታውያን!

  29. Sam
    | #29

    Is Eskinder naive in thinking some EPDRF’s generals might not be trigger happy to suppress popular insurrection if it occurs? I do not think he is naive. Do not underestimate the pull that public insurrection might impart on those generals. The generals do not live in a vaccum. They are part of society. True, some of them do not to part with the ill-gotten wealth their prominence has produced. Some believes in the ethnic Opera, and they defend the performers. But a very few might have consciences. EPDRF has been busy clearing up the military to cast out those with conscience. That might compell some to hide their true feelings. Public uprising might change that. In total absence of political opposition, the military is nothing more than a machine the EPDRF politicos operate at will. We cannot be sure that to be the case when public uprising becomes the talk of the day.

  30. Zerayakob Yared
    | #30

    ንስኻ ድማ, ለቕላቒ-ሓሙዛቒ-ኣለሳላሲ ኣይትኹነልና ! ኡፍ …..!!!!!

  31. Gemechu
    | #31

    Hope this will be Meles’s last trip as a tyrant and con man coming to World Capitals. His next trip should be to the Hague to face the International Court for his twenty years of genocide and unparalleled crime against the Ethiopian people. Needless to say I wish he and his wife be dragged out of the palace and shown the justice they desreve in the same way Chawchesko of Romania was sent to hell!!! With the unity and commitment being demonstrated in Munich, I trust the days of deliverance are upon us!

    | #32


  33. aha!
    | #33

    Major concepts become apparent from the uprising in Tunicia, Egypt and others in the North Africa and the Middle East, namely: authocracy, corruption, and democracy, where there is a cintilla of democratic rights in these countries. The only concept Ethiopia has in common with these countries is autocracy with underlying ethnocracy, ethnic dictatorship, ethnicfedearlism, self-rule and separate development of divide and rule policy & ethnic secessionism of continual strife to secede for independence built upon the Marxist movement for the oppression of nations and nationalities built into the constitution, and the persistent exploitation and economic and political stranglehold of country’s resources and its people by TPLF and TPLF affiliated enterprises to which may be added investers of foreign countries and businesses in Agriculture. While in Egypt the Military has a stakehold in businesses, the Military is not visible in that regard, yet serve the party apparatus rather than than maintaining the unity and the territorial integrity of Ethiopia. Where do the the Ethiopian elites get their idea to draw parallel between Egypt and Ethiopia and Egypt other than autocratic rule in both countries and make a bluff on rallying the diaspora, and possibly at home for human right and democracy,with undelying ethnic rights, built into the constitution, when the burining issue is a cry for political and economic freedom and liberty of the individual from ethnic and seccionist politics and/or policies that is similar to the apartheid regime in South Africa by the Afrikaaners.

    These ethnic and/or secessionist policies are supported or are not challenged by the teletafi parties and the loyalist opposition parities which now formed a coalition called Medrek/fdd/fdre, which sets them apart from those that are engaged in a peaceful and/or armed struggle for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians. These a delima for Ethiopian political parties to resolve in order to rally the silent majority for political and economic and liberty of the individuals to supercede ethnic and secessionist rights. Upon disolution of the current system, the people will form a party free of ethnic based politics with Ethiopian Nationalism and its intersts as their common denominator.

  34. aha!
    | #34

    Furthermore, TPLF/eprdf regime and its party apparatus is there to maintain ethnic and secessionist politics and/or policies together with is teletafi parties of divide and rule, self-adminsistration of ethnic regions with separate but unequal developments as in the Apartheid system of South Africa not Egypt.

    Use this system of governance, unlike its predecessars from that region to stand for unity and territorial integrity of Ethiopia, which also gave rise to current system of exploitation and political and economic stranglehold of the country’s resources by TPLF and TPLF affiliated enterprises to say the least of corruption and lack of transparency to humanitarian and non-humantatrian aid to Ethiopia.

    It is using the apatheid system of governance along with its agazi forces, the Security Apparatus, the Military and the the Federal Police forces to serve the TPLF/eprdf regime to stay inpower and fend any threat from the positive forces of integration for unity, territorial integrity sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, who live under abject poverty and famine with no politicial and political freedom in sight.

    Furthermore, with such set up of ethnic and secessionist politics and/or policies and thwarting the uprising of the silent majority of Ethiopians at gun point and/or restricting the political and economic and liberty to TPLF and TPLF affiliated enterprises and individuals, it is fending itself from from ligation by a truly democratic government with independent branches of government, which may not be achieved without the disolution of the parliament of TPLF/eprdf and the functionaries stipulated in the parties operating as mirror images to TPLF/eprdf, that of Medrek/fdd/fdre, which based on ethnic and/or secessionist politica and/or policies of upholding the constitution.

  35. Wegonoche
    | #35


    ቖልዓ ትግራይ ቖልዓ ሽረ … ቖሎ ቆርጢሙን ማይ ሰትዩን ዓዱ ዘጽሪ


    ናጽነተይ ስጋ ስወዓተይ ዘልአለም ናተይ


    ሓደራኻ ይህሰብ ዓሎ

    ለማን ብሎ ነው?

  36. Zerayakob Yared
    | #36

    ወገንካ(ኪ) ዝበዝሐ ይግበሮ’ሞ, ወገን-’Wegonoche’ መዓረኒ,

    መልእኽትኻ(ኺ)ብዙሕ’ውን ስለዘይተረደአኒስ ምናልባት ከብራህርሆ እትፅበየኒ(ይኒ)ጉዳያት እንድሕርኣልዩ ኾይኑ, ሕቶ እንደነና እንተተቕርበለይ(ብለይ) ብዝበለጸ ምተሓጎስኩ !

    ክሳብ ከም’ብሓዱሽ ሕቶ ቀሪቡለይ ብገፊሑ መልሲ ንምሃብ ዘብቕዓኒ, ንግዚኡ ቁሩብ ክሕብሮ ዝደሊ, ነቲ ናተይ ኣብሃህላ(28) ምስ 27 ኣተሓሒዝካ(ኪ) ንኽተንብበለይ(ብለይ) እላቦ:: ብፍላይ እቲ ብዛዕባ ንናይ ግብጻውያን ጄኔራላት ምውዳስን ንተጋሩ ጄኔራላት ድማ ምንእኣሳትን ብዝምልከት!

    ብዙሓት ናይ ወተሃደራዊ ኣካዳሚ ኣስገደ ገረህላሰ-ደደቢት-ሽረ-ምዕራባዊ ትግራይ-ምድረ ፅዮን-ዓባይ ኢትዮጵያ ምዕባለታት ዘይወሓጠሎም ከምዘለዉ ፍሉጥ እዩ:: ግን’ከስ ኣብ ናይ ኢትዮጵያውያን ዌፕ መፅእኻስ እዙይ ኩሉ !!?

    ግን ከምዝበልኩዎ,እቲ ከብርሆ ዘሎኒ ሕቶ እንደገና ይቕረብ’ሞ ብሓጺሩ ኾነ ብገፉሑ ከም’ኣድላይነቱ ክምለሶ እየ:: ክሰዔይ ብሰላም ንጽናሕ!

    ብተወሳኺ ድማ ዝዓበየን ዝኸበረን ሰላምታ የቕርብ ኣለኹ ! ሰናይ ምዓልቲ::

  37. Wegonoche
    | #37

    ኧጆሃ ዘርዓያዕቆብ

    ማለት የምችለው

    ‘እቲ ዝመጽእ ወለዶ

    ያለበትን ፈተና

    ‘እግዘር ይፈልጥ



    እኔም ላንተ ለወንድሜ

    ዝኸበረን ሰላምታ የቕርብ ኣለኹ !

  38. Zerayakob Yared
    | #38


    ንብጠቕላላ ሰናይ ትምኒትካ(ኪ) የቐንየለይ !

    ግን እዙይ ኣጋጣሚ ተጠቒመስ እስቲ ሓንቲ ሕቶ ከቕርብ ይፈቐደለይ::

    እቲ ኣማሪካ(ኣሜሪካ) ዝብሃል ዓዲ ናይ መንፈስ ታህዋኽ ንዝበፅሖም ሰባት ዝኾነ ዓይነት መእለዪ የብሉን ድዩ !?

    ምስ ሕውነት ዝበዝሖ ሰላምታ! ሰናይ ምዓልቲ !

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