Meles Zenawi Has Already Cut the Revolution Ribbon in Ethiopia By Amanuel Biedemariam

April 17th, 2011 Print Print Email Email

If we look back at the recent History of Africa and particularly World War II, there has never been a government or a leader that deliberately instigated enmity with countries and people solely as a ploy to remain in power and gain prominence like the conman Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia. He has committed every act of crime, lied on every conceivable matter of importance and sold everything he can to the detriment and at the expense of the future of the nation and people in the region. He manipulated every issue and human cause and, instigated catastrophic military adventures in the region. He has sold everything, every political affiliate, organization and Tigray. In short he has sold everything including his soul if he had any. But all that is coming to a head now, for it must, since all adventures must end at some point. That point seems to be here and now!

The Eritrean Center for Strategic Studies (ECSS) conducted an interview with H.E Isaias Afewerki, and asked: “Your Excellency, there are some parties which contend that Ethiopia‘s future is in danger. Which way is Ethiopia going?”

President Isaias replied: “I do not want to make speculations as to which way Ethiopia is going. I can say that Ethiopia is going in the direction charted for it by the Woyane group administering Ethiopia. This group stood before, and still stands now, to gain nothing at all from Ethiopian unity. An examination of this group’s program which is holding the reigns of power in Ethiopia reveals that its objective since the 1975’s was to establish and independent sovereign state in Tigrai. We conducted relentless struggle to change this viewpoint and introduce them into a single Ethiopia program. But this viewpoint has as yet not disappeared. This regime is still in the process of creating conducive environment to disintegrate Ethiopia. It does not have Ethiopian national feelings. For instance, if we examine the Ethiopian constitution, especially Article 39 thereof, we observe that it permits right of self-determination up to secession. There is no constitution in the world during this epoch with this kind of provision.”

The template for the disintegration of Ethiopia was set in motion from-before the regime came to power. However, events did not play-out exactly as they were planned out. In fact, it turned out the opposite of what they calculated rendering all their projects, proclamations, agendas and predictions some miserable failures. Under normal circumstances, the clique would have collapsed for it remains rejected by the Ethiopian people. However, the illegitimate clique had become to be a staunch ally of the US propped and financed to further their agenda at the expense of the Ethiopian people and the region. If that western support stops, the clique will fall instantly. Otherwise, Meles Zenawi is probably one of the dumbest, incompetent and incapable tyrants to have governed any where. Here is why:

He Hurt the People of Tigray, His Own

In large part, the reason why Meles and his clique are in power today is due to their involvement with the causes that the people of Tigray fought for and the leadership role they assumed. That propelled to power because Ethiopia needed to fill a leadership vacuum created due to the ouster of The Derg. The clique did not have a mandate but, at that time, Ethiopians understood and realized the sufferings the people of Tigray endured for decades and tacitly acquiesced to some advantage for Tigray in order to bring it to a comparable level with the rest of the nation. Overtime, as the clique controlled the nation, they funneled more resources into Tigray. And regardless of the effectiveness or the size, a perception exist that Tigray was accorded a disparate advantage over the rest of Ethiopia. However, whether a sustainable foundation is established in Tigray is debatable. In addition, while power is a source of pride for some Tigrayans, it may have raised eyebrows in the rest of the nation. That is undeniable fact.

While the views about how the people of Tigray may have benefited are debatable; the critical question is how do the people of Tigray feel about their role at this critical juncture in the History of Ethiopia? Clearly, the people of Tigray were victorious after the fall of Derg. After years of hardships, it was high time to bring a just change in Tigray. The question is, at that very moment of victory, how did they envision the future of Tigray say, fifty years from that moment? How do Tigrayans feel about article 39 now? As president Isaias explained; if the group’s initial inclination was for Greater Tigray, which means it was the aspiration of some Tigrayans. Thence, for those that aspired to see that dream and are in leadership positions with that feeling; how committed are they for the security of the people of Ethiopia? How nationalists are they? The answer is it matters not anymore. Meles Zenawi killed any and all Tigrayan nationalist dreams and aspirations inadvertently. But worse, in the process, while killing Tigrayan nationalism, he inspired other ethnic group’s nationalism to a much higher level. Here is why:

In a recent article by Jawar Mohammed entitled “Meles Zenawi and OPDO Relations Enter A New Phase” outlined, “Dealing with the Unintended Consequences of an Appeasement Strategy.” In his analysis, Mr. Jawar explained how Meles initially manipulated and controlled the Oromo aspirations by using a “Client list system” and how the 2005 election changed that. Quote:

“For the previous 15 years, antagonizing and alienating the Oromo elite was seen as a key strategy to keep OPDO weak and subordinate. However, in order to survive the sudden surge of the Amhara threat, Meles had no choice but to try to make peace with the Oromo constituency. That is where Abadula Gemeda came in with a proven loyalty particularly during the 2001 TPLF internal crisis.”

Mr. Jawar states that, Mr. Gemeda was chosen for the post because of his enmity to the OLF. And as a result of the brief autonomy he acquired he successfully managed to bring on-board the opinion makers and possible opponents of the clique in line. Furthermore, he challenged them to bring changes and provided the incentives required. This turned out to be extremely successful-venture due the better governance that was attributable to the infusion of competent personnel as well as for Mr. Gemeda, Oromia-regional government and the people he recruited. As a result Mr. Gemeda’s popularity “skyrocketed” and became a threat and subsequently, a target of the ruling clique.

The strategy of Meles backfired and as a result, he is faced with lose-lose situation to quell Oromo nationalism. In other words, Meles dangled meat to a lion and is trying to take it away while the lion is roaring. The people of Oromo were given an opportunity for a taste of real autonomy and if that is taken away there is a good chance that the OLF can take advantage. Conversely, if the status quo is allowed to continue it threatens the regime.

This is contradictory to the situation in Tigray where most believe is run as an autonomous region yet, could not publicly assert that autonomy because it will have negative consequence both for the people of Tigray and Meles Zenawi. It is a conundrum of the highest form for Tigrayans whether they believe in Greater Tigray or a united Ethiopia. It is also a question that could only be addressed by the people of Tigray. This is also an issue that requires leadership and Meles could not openly address it since he is the leader of Ethiopia. Moreover, the leaders that came to power with Meles are compromised beyond reproach.

Article 39 and its Hypocrisy

There are many armed movements in Ethiopia today. There is a movement in Oromia, Gambella, Afar, Ogaden and in Tigray with TPDM amongst others. All these movements are empowered by the barrel of a gun. The article accords all ethnic nationalities legal rights to self determination up to secession in a nation that they divided along ethnic regions. Ironically, all the ethnic regions have their representative armed-movements. The illegitimate regime may have its own reasons to put article 39 on the constitution but in doing so it created some fault lines.

President Isaias stated, “This regime is still in the process of creating conducive environment to disintegrate Ethiopia.” The key word being “conducive”, is there such an environment to facilitate that end? Hardly! For one thing, the people of Tigray will not have a uniform attitude, which renders it premature. Secondly, if the people of Tigray unilaterally decide to exercise that option (which they could do since they control the process – (the parliament, the resources and the security apparatus), then they would carry a bulls eye for target by all. Thirdly, they have not established, as of yet, a conducive environment to enable them to be independent. Because as is known Abbay Tigray’s map incorporated parts of the Red Sea coast line and hence, it is not viable as is.

The key,

It requires a political honesty for the people of Ethiopia to address these entanglements. There needs to be a clear understanding of where the issues lie. It is also incumbent upon the people of Tigray to understand the burden as well as the responsibilities they carry for the rest of Ethiopia and ultimately, Tigray as part and parcel of Ethiopia.

At the height of the war with Eritrea in 2000, there was an opportunity for Meles and Ethiopia to chart a new direction for the nation and put it on a solid footing because Ethiopians were truly united at the time. Meles squandered that opportunity because he decided to sneak an election while the war was ongoing. However, Ethiopians waited for their time and came in the millions to reject the illegitimate con-man in 2005. That is when the brutality and naked disregard for the will of the Ethiopian people became glaringly obvious. That is also when Ethiopians clearly understood that he is only the yes man for his US and Western interests as the US Humvees roamed on the streets of Addis at that time. The US made Meles, their number one Ethiopian, gave him political cover from public scrutiny and actually raised his status by inviting him to the G-20 and G-8 meetings everywhere. That was when the Ethiopian revolution ribbon was cut.

Meles did not give Ethiopia a choice. Since then, Ethiopia’s fault-lines have widened along ethnic, religious, class, status and financial standing. The Gap between the halves and have-nots widened. The power and money is controlled by a handful that is in bed with the clique. At a moment in history where the world have traveled long to establish Anti Trust Laws, Meles is giving-away the nation in ways Ethiopians would have no control by leasing land to people that are not beholden to Ethiopians. The worst example of this is the land grab that is uprooting people from their villages.

Another sad example is the Midroc Ethiopia a mega conglomerate that is owned by Alamoudi. The billionaire is running a country within a country literally. He owns everything he needs. It is fascinating to imagine how any competition could be possible when he owns MIDROC Gold Mine PLC, ELFORA Agro-Industries PLC, Huda Real Estate PLC, Kombolcha Steel Products Industry PLC, Modern Building Industries PLC,

addis Home Depot PLC, Trans Nation Airways PLC, addis Gas & Plastics Factory PLC, Wanza Furnishings Industries PLC, Daylight Applied Technologies PLC, Summit Engineered Plastics Pvt. Ltd. Co., Blue Nile P.P & Craft Paper Bags Manufacturing P.L.C, Rainbow Exclusive Car Rental And Tour Services Pvt. Ltd. Co., United Auto Maintenance Services Pvt. Ltd. Co., Queen’s Supermarket P.L.C. He even owns Trust Protection and Personnel Services PLC for security related matters. He has the capacity to manufacture, sell, and promote every conceivable product and services.

The problem here is not the success the billionaire enjoys. Rather, it is the concentration of unlimited powers that ought to concern all. His economic power accords him tremendous political and PR reach as well as influence beyond the capacity of any Ethiopian. It is rather strange to see a nation handing a Saudi billionaire the freedom to operate his own security company in a nation with a large army. This is uncharted territory because he is a billionaire that can afford to hire mercenary-troops, ala Black Water.


Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? At this point it is safe to say if it was up to the ingenuity of Meles, he will make the tunnel and the lights disappear in order to eliminate any and all threats. Absence of hope despair reigns. Unfortunately for Ethiopia, the Weyane clique made strategic calculations and concluded that it can only succeed as a hegemonic by using fear, threats, brute force, bribes, deceit, lies and all other deceptive tactics to stay in power. In the process, Ethiopians have given up altogether. They gave up hope in the process and on Weyane. After genocides, mass killings and shootings innocent peaceful demonstrators; after years of corruption, empty slogans and exaggerated numbers of growth and after years of wars they have decided enough. Beka!

Over the years, the threats have escalated. They are unapologetic and brazen when approaching the region, the international community, and issues of national security.

Over the last 3 months, Meles’s incoherent blubbering has increased to a new high. He has declared war with Eritrea and is threatening Egypt using the Nile as a pretext in order to rally support and divert attention. He has completely disregarded Ethiopians and chose to antagonize them by sending his cohorts in the Diaspora. That is backfiring or has backfired. Their brazen pokes have galvanized people against them. In fact they have given the public a gift by awakening them.

Meles Zenawi and the clique are amongst the deadliest, most ruthless group of people Africa has ever seen. Their brutality knows no boundaries. They have no humanity or good will in them. They have placed Ethiopia and the region in the gravest of dangers. It is like the Ebola virus that will devour its host violently until its own demise. However, as grim as it may look, there is hope. There is hope in unity of all the people in the region coming together. There is awareness that cooperation amongst all the people in the region is the ultimate weapon against this vile virus. It is time to utilize all means at our disposal to make sure the scourge meets its fate. The vile vermin knows his time is up that is why he is resorting to outright threats. And the good news is he is all bark and no bite. Because, while he is declaring war and bragging to change the regime, he is begging Eritrea to make peace with him at the same time. He stated we will relinquish you your Badme so long as you agree to make peace and not support his opposition. In other words, he inadvertently admitted his weaknesses.

Therefore, it is time to unite and get rid of this vermin. May be then, the region can see peace. We are all hungry and desperately seeking peace and development. This is a call to all peace loving people in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan and Djibouti. It is time to chart a new direction. It is also time for the people of Tigray to see the sincerity of the call and not succumb to the fear the tyrant Meles may have instilled in them! In other words there is life after Meles with the people of Ethiopia and the region. That is the inescapable reality!

  1. mesay
    | #1

    Meles is banking on Tigrayan nationalism and Tigrayan loyalty. For the Tigrians a devil Tigre is a worthy salt than an angel Amhara or an angel wolayita. If tomorrow meles declares the republic of Tigray is formed, a new nation under the yellow and red flag, the people of Tigray will flock in massive support. If Meles declares unity with Eritrea, which Eritreans do not really want, the people of tigray will march in support. If Meles declares a real democracy to all the people of Ethiopia, the people of Tigray will flock in support of it. What matters to Tigrayans is ethnic loyalty. Ethiopia is secondary matter to them and one that is expendable if needs be. This has helped TPLF immensely both in defeating the Derg, in grooming the Agazi Interhamwe Militia with ethnic ideology and to have this army willingly participate in genocidal killings and in staying in power with brute force against the will of the Ethiopian people.

  2. አክሎክ
    | #2

    በአርግጥ የተወሰኑ ኢትዮጵያውያን በአገር ውስጥና በውጭ አገር የሚገኙ ለመብታቸውና ለነጻነታቸው የሚቆሙና ማንኛውንም መስዋአትነት ለመክፈል የተዘጋዹ አንዳሉ የማይካድ ነው:: ሆኖም ግን ልንዋሽ የማንችለው ግን አብዛኛው ኢትዮጵያዊ ፈሪና ለመብቱ ለመቆም በፍጹም ዝግዹ ያልሆነና ጥቂቶች ለመብታቸው እየታገሉ ያሉ እንዲሞቱለትና ነጻነት እንዲያመጡለት የሚጠብቅ ሕዝብ ነው ያለው::
    አብዛኛው ሕዝብ የወያኒን የባርነት አገዛዝ እንዳላየና እንዳልሰማ ሆኖ በቁሙ እየሞተ ዝም ብሎ ለመኖር ፈቃደኛ ከሆነ የጥቂቶች መስዋእትነት ውጢት አያመጣም:: በሰሚን አፍሪካና በመካከለኛው ምስራቅ እንደተመለከትነውና እየተመለከትን እንዳለነው ሕዝብ ለመብቱና ለነጻነቱ ቆርጦ ከተነሳ አውሮፕለን ታንክና መድፍ ሊበግረው እንደማይችል በተግባር የታየና እየታየ ያለ ነገር ነው:: የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ፈሪነቱን ጥሎ በአለም ላይ ሕዝቦች ለመብታቸው እንደቆሙት ካልቆመ የወያኒ የባርነት አገዛዝ ስልቱን እየቀያየረ እንደሚቀጥልና ጥቂቶች ብዙሃኑን እንደ ግል እቃቸው እየተጠቀሙበት የዚየግነት መብቱን ነፍገውት እንደሚቀጥሉ ጥርጥር የለውም::
    በአሁኑ ሰአት ውጢየቱ በሕዝቡ እዽ ነው ያለው ወያኒየን እያመካኙ ማውራቱ ዋጋ የለውም:: የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ለመብቱ መቆም የሚፈልግ ክሆነ ግዚየው አሁን መሰልኝ :: ያለመስዋእትነት ነጻነት አይገኝም ስለዚህ ለነጻነት ሲባል የሚደረግ ሞትን መፍራት የትም አያደርስም በተለያየ መንገድ የወያኒ ሰለባ ከመሆን ለነጻነት ቆሞ መሞት ትልቅ ክብር አለው::

  3. wedi samre
    | #3

    Dear Amanuel Beidemariam,
    The problem of Ethiopia has never been, Shabia monster, Melis Zinwi and his organization, Shabia. The number one problem of our country has been people like you who have refused, for incomprehensible reasons, to acknowledge the naked truth that Ethiopia has been under Shabia military occupation since the 29th of May 1991. Instead of looking at the irreparable damages being inflicted on Ethiopian by the Eritrean people’s liberation front calling itself “TPLF”, you are obsessed with a hypothetical economic advantage that might have accrued to the Tigray people. But for us Tigrayans, no amount of economic benefit can offset the loss of our national dignity as proud Ethiopians and as founders of this great nation of ours. Even if Tigray were to become economically the California of Ethiopia, that could not by any means assuage the excruciating pain that we Tigrayans have endured for two decades as a result of the unprecedented humiliation of the nation for whose pride and dignity our ancestors paid too much sacrifices. It is sad that our Amhara brothers don’t have the foggiest notion about the visceral attachment of the Tigray people to the Ethiopian nation. Amanuel says shamelessly that the Tigray people are Melis Zinwi’s own people. How can the worst enemy of Ethiopia belong to the Tigray people who have, more than any one else, identified themselves with the Ethiopian nation? It is a sign of lack of total respect toward the Tigray people to say that Melis Zinwi belongs to them. If you are not a tribalist of the first water, I issue you an intellectual challenge to show why Melis does not belong to Amhara, to Oromo, to Somali, etc., if you think he belongs to Tigray. Why do you consider Isyas Afwirki, whose parents are full-blooded Tigrayans (his mother from Adwa and his father from Agame) as Hamasin and Melis Zinwi (whose parents are from Seraye in southern Eritrea) as a Tigrayan? For us Tigrayans, both Melis and Isyas are not and cannot be Tigrayans because they are not Ethiopians. For Tigrayans, the word “Tigrayan” signifies absolute attachment to the defense of Ethiopian national pride and territorial integrity. Any one whose attachment to the Ethiopian nation is doubtful is not a Tigrayan. That is why in 1989, two erstwhile members of the TPLF central committee told the Ethiopian people and the Derg that the TPLF was the Tigray branch of the Eritrean people’s Liberation Front. But the Derg did not heed that warning. Despite the passage of twenty two years, our Amhara brothers are still in denial of this reality. I want to urge our Amhara brothers to stop feigning to be experts in the psychology of the Tigray people and to make their own self-introspection. Amhara intellectuals and politicians should know and admit that they have been the weak link in our struggle for national liberation. The sooner they remedy this situation by admitting the mistakes they have committed for two decades, the better will be for our beloved nation.

  4. Zerayakob Yared
    | #4

    1. ኢሳያስ ንምስክርነት ኣይበቕዕን !

    2.’illegitimate’ ዝብል ቃል ክትጥቀም ከሎኻ ኣብ ኮተሽን ኣእትዎ::

    3′….they believe in Greater Tigray or a united Ethiopia.’ ትጋገ ኣሎኻ:: እቲ or ዝብል ቃል ብ’AND ለውጦ::

    4.’There are many armed movements in Ethiopia today. There is a movement in Oromia, Gambella, Afar, Ogaden and in Tigray with TPDM amongst others.’ በዚ’ሎሚ ብኸምዙይ ዓይነት መንገዲ ንኢትዮጵያ መፍትሕ ከምፅእ እየ ዝብል ሰብ እንተዲአልዩ ኾይኑ, ዕቡድ ጥራሕ እዩ ክኸውን ዝኽእል::

    5.’Tigray as part and parcel of Ethiopia.’ ኣብዙይ ‘ሓቂ’ እዙይ ንምብጻሕስ ኣብ ክንደይ ናይ ሓሶት ገዳማት ከ’ኢኻ ተመባጺሕኻ ነይርካ ? ኣብ ፅዮን, የሓን, ደብረዳሞን ግን ኣይከድካን:: ኣብዚአን ገዳማት እዚኣን ከይድካ እንተትኸውን ነርካ, TIGRAY WITH GEEZ-FIDEL, KUDUS YADED AND ALL HOUSES FROM DEBRE BIZEN UNTIL DEBRE LIBANOS(ጠቅላላ ሃውልቶችዋ ና ገዳማቶችዋ), IS THE ORIGIN AND MOTHER SOURCE OF ETHIOPIA, ዝብል ዓረፍተ ነገር ምጽሓፍካ ነይርካ::

    6. ከጎርባቸፍ በፊት የነበረው አይነት የነገሮችን አገነዛዘብን አቁሙ!

    7. down with ኢሳያሳዊ ነፍሒ-ፕሮፓጋንዳ !

  5. Zerayakob Yared
    | #5

    እባካችሁን “unity with Eritrea” የሚባል ነገር የለም:: የፅዮን ልጆች አብረው በሰላም እንዲኖሩ, ብሎ የሚመኝ ዜጋ ካለ ግን, የሚያስደስት ጉዳይ እንጂ ምንም ክፋት የለውም::

    ካናዳ-አሜሪካ- መክሲኮ አብረው ለመኖር, ወይንም ,አውሮፓውያን ከፖርቹጋል እስከ ኡክሬኤን ድረስ በሚተቃቀፉበት ጊዜ, የድባሩዋ እና የሓውዜን ልጆች ፅዮን ዘንዳ አብሮ ለማስቀደስ መፈለግን ካሳዩ, ለምን የራስ ምታት ይለቅባችሁዋል ?

    የሚፈልጉ ና የማይፈልጉ መኖራቸውም የሚያስደንቅ ነገር የለውም:: ሆነከር እስካለ ጊዜ ድረስ GDR’ም ከBRD ጋራ “ምንም ግንኙነት እንዲኖራት አትፈልግም” ነበር:: በውሃላ እንደታየው ከሆነ ግን ሃቁ ሌላ ነበር:: በሌላም ቦታዎች እንዲሁ ነው::

  6. Sam
    | #6

    It is very difficult to understand what Amamuel’s message is. There is no a central point that the writing could be tied upon. Well, to me Isayes of Eritrea losing his sleep about Ethiopia being dismembered is a little too much to take in. From time to time I read those who have written about Isayes’ wish to keep Ethiopia intact. Well, I do not question the sanity of those who believe in such make-believe per se. I question their sanity for them believing that we the readers believe. That is a side issue though, I pointed out to let them know we the readers might not be as ignorant as they think we are. The problem with a few people, the way I see it, who believe understanding Ethiopian politics is their propensity to hold on the old slogans as Ethiopia is changing before their very eyes. Yes, TPLF once aspired to form a separate Tigre Republic. But to talk about it now as a burning issue while Meles runs the show from Arat Kilo is ridiculous. Even to question whether the Tigreans prefer their separate political identity or being part of Ethiopia is laughable. As of the Article 39, it was written when their love affair with Stalin doctrine was at least in its highest point. THe TPLF politicos did not know then, and I doubt even if they do now, Stalin while he preached the freedom of Ethnic groups up to secession in theory, Stalins of Russia conquered and made many small states part of the greater USSR by force. In fact, if Stalin had been ressurcted, he would have been mad at Meles. Meles was not a good student of Stalin. He would have told him talking about it and even writing in the constitution about it is well and fine, but acting upon it is nonsense. You should not have been a cheerleader for Eritrea separation he would have told him. What do you say about that Amanuel? Do you agree with the resurrected Stalin’s advice? I just asked for the sake of asking, I pretty much figured it out your response.

  7. YEMM
    | #7

    It has been the common theme in Ethiopia that everybody feels victimised by somebody. All of us portray ourselves as victims and ask for vengance and demand for our ‘rights’ with out any obligations.We have numerous ethnic ‘liberation fronts’ who claim to represent us. TPLF, OPLF, EPLF, DDLE, GPLF, YPLF, OLF, RLEF, OPDM, DDMM etc etc all supposedly fighting to secure dominance of their ethnic group. We seem to be at each others throats all the time.

    The woyane have been successful in fermenting hatred and division among the people in the last 20 years and some groups and individuals have taken the bait of the woyane. nobody seems genuinely interested to solve our common problem and to discuss our shared interest.

    The fact of the matter is that it is not feasible to split Ethiopia into 50 or 80 mini-states. These would lead to even more blood shed and those mini-states would never be successful and viable anyway. See what happens in eritrea under the Eplf. It is time to grow up and to plan for all ethnic groups in Ethiopia to live together in agreement. It is only the woyane who exploit this situation if people continue to stab each other.

  8. Mebratu
    | #8

    Separating Tigray from mainland Ethiopia will be impossible because Tigray has been the heartland of Abyssinia for centuries. The people of Tigray cannot or will not compromise their Ethiopianess for independent Tigray, which will most likely be inviable as a State. In this sense the independence of Eritrea has been a good lesson to the rest of Ethiopia. Eritrea’s failure as a nations state has proven to all sepretists that this is a dangerous road to travel. Tigrayans know this more than any other group. Additionally the historical attachment of Tigray to Ethiopia will make it impossible to separate. The only hope Tigray has is in the success of Ethiopia. Atse Yohannes and Alula Aba Nega did not sacrafice so Tigray can be a separate country either……I personally i’m more worried about Ogaden becoming independent that Tigray……The people of Tigray are no different form the people of Amhara under Haile Silasse….Did the Amhara people opt for independence when the king fell. Why should Tigray people opt for independence when Melse goes….So don’t try to scare us with this false disintegration business. Ethiopia will continue and will live another 2000 years..The Meles kind of dictatorship is nothing new in Ethiopia. Our history is full of Zenawis..

  9. Oneluv21
    | #9

    I read some of the comments and I am Eritrea and I scratched my head with amazement. First of all, the people of Tigray created the monster TPLF with the help of Eritreans. I read this person was saying Meles was not Tigray! is that a joke? Meles and thousands and thousands of Tigrayan people formed the TIGRAY PEOPLE’S LIBERATION FRONT (TPLF). You can never get clearer than that unless you are paid Wayane agent like Wedi Samre . Stop this non sense in order to confuse people, enough already. I have no illusion, I am Eritrean and Isayas is Eritrean and he is one of the worst leader. I am NOT going to tell you Isaias is from Tigray, therefore he is not part Eritrea. Nice try but stop this non sense game playing with people’s life.

  10. Anti_Woyane
    | #10

    How is that tigray people wash their eyes with salt and try to tell us Tigreans are working for Ethiopia. Tigreans are working for their narrow interest of promoting tigray at the expense of the other people of Ethiopia. Who opposes TPLF, woyane? Only a handful of tigrayans who were disgruntled by Meles on how to devour on ethiopia. Except for the well publicized opposition of genuine Tigreans who are one in a three or four million, I have not in my whole life come across a single tigre that came out and condemned the tyranny, the extra judicial killings, the tribal favoratism, the human right violatiom, the embezzlement of ethiopian wealth by meles and his woyane group. Meles survives every day thanks to the unwavering tribal support from the people of tigray that he gracefully receives. For all the inhuman policies of meles, the people of tigray gave him their full fledged support, they have identified with him 100% and have blessed him with the go ahead. If the blood of an amhara or somale was spilled on the street, the tigraians came in mass defense of this indefensible inhuman action. No tigrayan has come out and protested at these killings. Tigrayans are a 100% tribalised race and for them becoming a government holds the card for genocide and mass killings. This will contunue. TPLF was formed by meles and other 100% tigryanas. They banked on implied power of the people of tigray to form independent tigray republic and as is witnessed now develop military power to repress and rob the rest of the ethiopian people. TPLF is born out of tigrayan chauvinism and the well executed plan of having tigre supremacy on the rest of the people of ethiopia. Meles never talked about tigrayans as oppressed people. he always implied tigrayans as having lost the hegemony on ethiopia. Those foolish non-tigre ethiopians who dare talk about tigre as an opressed group were frowned up on by meles and his cohorts. TPLF=Tigray=Meles=anti non tigre ethiopians = genocide = robbery = extra judicial killings = ethnic apartheid= tyrranny.

  11. Zerayakob Yared
    | #11

    ከላይ ቁጥር 4 ጋራ የሚያያዝ:

    እንዲሁም, ብቸኛው ኢትዮጵያዊው የህሊና ተፈላሳፊ ዘ’አክሱማዊው ዘርኣያቆብ እና የፑሽኪን አያት የሆነው ዓዲ-ኣርባዕታዊው(መረብ -ግዛት ዓድዋ), በፈረንሳይ በኩል አድርጎ ወደ ራሻ በመምጣትና እዚያውም የጀኔራልነት መኣረግ ላይ ደርሶና በራሽያ ወይዛዝርት ከፍተኛ ተወዳጅነት በማግኝት, አለም ከሚያደንቃሸው ታላላቅ የየምድሪቱ ፀሃፊዎች አያት ለመሆን ከበቃው globalist (እናንተንም ከመንደርተኛነት ያድናችሁ ለህሊናም ያብቃችሁ)የትግራይ ልጅ ኢትዮጵያዊው ጀኔራል:: ከዚያን በላይ ደግሞ ሌላ ቦታ ስማቸውን የጠቀስናቸው ፊልድ ማርሻሎች የኢትዮጵያ ተቀላጥፋዎቹ ጠረፍ ጠባቂዎችም ሁሉ ይጨመሩበት::

    ኢትዮጵያ ታበፅህ እደውሃ (በቅድሚያ ሃበ አህዛብዋ) እንዲሁም ሃበ እግዝኣብሄር::

    በሰላም ለብርሃነ ትንሳአኤው ያድርሳችሁ !

    የ……AND……. ትንሳኤንም ለማየት ያብቃን! በተለይ-በተለይ ለናንተም ህሊና ያምጣላችሁ !! ሰሞኑንም መስገድ (የአርቡን ብቻ ማለቴ ሳይሆን ክርስትያናዊም) እንዳለ አትርሱ !

    ከፈለጋችሁም, stay as Anti_Woyane ! ይሄ ከሆነ ደግሞ የእኔ ሰራዊት በዛ ማለት ነው::

  12. goban gergo
    | #12

    this article is the most woyane center analyist but kept secret the huge revolution behind that able to broke out woyane.

    The woyane secret is nothing but were promised to give up Nile water for Egypt and ceds tigary.but manily the project looks get down and meles will continue with supprority by atracting the free trade program

    OLF is not oromo nationalist or not a responsible organization for oromo, because it couldn’t has a back ground of Oromo cultur history and has future vission of being devlopment.OLF oly based on the gift of TPLF and EPLF wcich canot be free at all.

    So that the east African poltics can not go as it was strateged but suddan revolution like MUBARK revolution will redirect to the secret strategs

  13. Tolagna
    | #13

    Time favoured Zinawians and invaded Ethiopia;they then,established two economic system:- one for themselves and another one for Ethiopians;since then,Ethiopians have not been treated equally.Is it fair?

    Citizens are too broke they can not aford to buy asprine and bread;people are hungry they can not have a meal a day;the public can not talk,walk,and assemble because they are too frightened.Ethiopians,what next?

    Wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of Meles Zinawi and EFORT.

    Meles Zinawi borrowed billions of dollars in the name of Ethiopians.
    Meles Zinawi received billions of dollars in aid in the name of Ethiopians.
    Meles Zinawi collected billions of dollars in tax from Ethiopians.
    Meles Zinawi sold farmlands,rice,gold,and babies for huge profits.
    Meles Zinawi violated the most fundamental principles of the constitution.
    Meles Zinawi abused power and authority for the last twenty years.

    In fact,Ethiopians,the only way to secure justice is bring Meles Zinawi to national and international courts;in this way,justice will prevail.

    Today,everything and anything that is available above and below the lands,in Ethiopia is owned,controlled,and run by members of the crimefamily.All of these combined together and made Ethiopians suppressed and oppressed because Ethiopians have been denied their cnstitutional rights to talk,to ask,to assemble,to access media,to agree and to disgree.Then what is left for Ethiopians?

    Ethiopians are worse off economically than they were before.Gentle readers,can you imagine that Azeb Golla Mesfin spent a million dollar on a single shopping spree?Here is what has followed:- Meles Zinawi spent more than a million dollar on meals,travel,entertainments and personal extravagancy on those agents and cadres who ventured out to the US Canada,and Eurpe.Wheras,a homeless child in the streets of Addis Ababa can not walk and talk because the child is hungry and sick.Ethiopians,what is the remedy for all those ills?

    Azeb Golla Mesfin tracks evey single money that goes in and out the EFORT.What goes out goes into Meles Zinawi’s and Azeb Golla Mesfin’s joint bank account.Azeb Golla Mesfin and Meles Zinawi are building a mansion for 82 million Birr out of the public pocket.Ethiopians,where do you think the 82 million birr should have been spent on,think of anything little or big?

  14. Anti_Woyane
    | #14

    Dear Toagna:

    meles is the top figure head. I completely agree with you. but the corruption clan is growing biggere and bigger in size and is now reaching the point of explosion. The corroption evil empire is growing in the face of ethiopians who are growing dirt poor by the day. You pointed out meles and azeb. In fact if you sum up the corruption in the lower echolon of power, it is million times greater. meles story is the tip of the ice berg. One wonders how ethiopia survives in the face of this catastrophic level of stealing and robbery. The corruption empire is diffusing to nearly all ethnic group who are attracted by woyane’s offer of sheer vandalism. theses oromos, amharas, gurages, woalyta, etc commit naked stealing of money. individuals attached to the regime grow by thousands and a parasite family is formed. Recently a friend of mine confided to me that abay tsehaye has an oromo clerk working under him whom he loves so much. the reason was this oromo acts a liason betweeen abay and firms accepting contract. the oromo brings sheer dollar to abay. Abay seriously objected when this oromo was suggested to be transferred. he was staying with him. Now abay is transferred from one sugar meal to another sugar meal of corruption. From long time on ethiopians are being played up on by the midget emperor teferi, by duket sefarew mengistu now by this tribal thief anti ethiopian meles. The question is how long, how long, how long, how long. Beka, beka. it is freedom or death. we are not an inferior race and we will show this to woyane and to the rest of the world. Lest we die and die happily.

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