Opposition Leader Labels Ethiopian Government ‘Dictatorship’ By Peter Heinlein

December 12th, 2011 Print Print Email Email

The newly elected leader of Ethiopia’s largest opposition group says his party faces a monumental task in trying to unseat what he calls “dictators” bent on silencing dissent. The party held leadership elections even as some of its top officials are being tried on terrorism charges.

Hundreds of regional party leaders clapped in approval as former Ethiopian president Negasso Gidada was elected head of Unity for Democracy and Justice, the largest faction of the Medrek (Forum) opposition coalition. The election was the first since former UDJ leader Birtukan Mideksa fled into exile earlier this year after being freed from prison, where she had been serving a life sentence.

Negasso’s acceptance speech was sober, free of the celebration that often accompanies victory. He called for the release of Andualem Arage and Natnael Mekonnen, two rising stars in the party who are on trial in federal court on terrorism charges. They, along with journalist Eskinder Nega, face the death penalty if convicted.

Negasso called on Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s ruling party to open up political space for opposition parties to operate freely. In a VOA interview, he charged that while publicly advocating democracy, the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front, the EPRDF, is intent on suppressing dissent and creating a one-party state.

“The system is from the old communist, it is the Marxist-Leninist way of thinking, and that is why we see, for example, that it is working with the Chinese Communist Party, because they have the same kind of belief. Therefore, it’s a character of EPRDF to say it is the only one which is correct and it has to lead.”

Negasso said the current system makes it impossible for the opposition to win elections. He said the only hope for changing the government is through peaceful struggle.

“We have seen dictators cannot exist forever. We have seen that,” said Negasso. “At one time, the people will say no. It may not happen this year, or after two years or so, but at some time the people will be angry and will stand up. That’s what is going to happen.”

Negasso expressed particular concern about what he called a trend to use the state-run media to demonize opposition groups. He pointed to a recent three-part series on state television called Akeldama, or Land of Blood. The program suggested that UDJ leaders such as Andualem and Natnael were using their political work as a cover for terrorist activities linked to the outlawed Ginbot Seven party.

“Even if they had connection with Ginbot Seven, which the government thinks is terrorist, what the program did was accuse people as criminals and then try to prove what it says by bringing fake evidences, and giving judgment,” he said. “People who are accused are innocent until proven by the court. What the program did is a big violation of the constitution.”

Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal, a former prosecutor, said the purpose of the Akeldama series was to warn citizens about the threat of terrorism. In a phone interview, Shimeles said opposition groups have been warned to guard against terrorist infiltrators.

“Medrek and some of its member party organizations have made themselves vulnerable to get infiltrated by terrorist elements,” he said. “And the police have time and again advised these organizations to check through their own internal recruiting criteria as well as internal mechanisms so as to sift out infiltrators from their local members.”

Shimeles defended the decision to air Akeldama at a time when Andualem, Natnael and Eskinder are on trial, facing the death penalty. He said the government’s Anti-Terrorism Task Force has a duty to disclose its activities to the public, adding “This is perfectly in accord with any democratic practice, including in the United States.”

  1. Bertu
    | #1

    Excellent Interview. Andinet party is rising as a storng party. But a lot has to be done. I love the courage of the Dr. Bertu! Bertu!

  2. Dawi
    | #2

    “The system is from the old communist, it is the Marxist-Leninist way of thinking, and that is why we see, for example, that it is working with the Chinese Communist Party, because they have the same kind of belief. Therefore, it’s a character of EPRDF to say it is the only one which is correct and it has to lead.”

    Congratulations Dr. Negasso! It is about time an Ethiopian opposition in the country becomes realistic. Now, all it has to do is come up with a better system than the Chinese for a developing country.

    It is going to be a hell of a lot difficult.

    Cheers!

  3. Fighter-Jet
    | #3

    Dr. Nagaasso’s and Aadde Birtukan’s move is one of the Ways persued by the Oromo nationalists in bombarding the Gezhii Gujile (Woyane dogs) from different directions. It is simply part of the still strong Oromian Students’ Movement (OSM), which is again part and parcel of the Oromo liberation movement (part of our Fighter-Jet). I think we can present our Fighter-Jet as an airkraft with the differentiated three parts of its left-wing, with its middle body and with differentiated three parts of its right-wing. The skilled pilot of the fighter-Jet is our famous mindset of bilisummaa (of freedom), the OLF. I would like to personify the three parts of the aircraft with the following prominent Oromo nationalists.

    1) The left wing (pro-’independent Oromia without Ethiopia’):
    - Galaasa Dilbo, who strives to achieve an independent Oromia seemingly disregarding the possible regional union with the neighbouring nations, who are now living within Ethiopia. In case this position is not against such a union, there is no clear difference with the position of Ob Leenco.
    - Daud Ibsa, who is open for both Leenco’s and Galaasa’s position as long as the Oromo people will decide per referendum.
    - Leenco Lata, who advocates a nationally independent Oromia within a regional union of free nations in the Horn of Africa (around Oromia).

    2) The middle body (supporting both an ‘independent Oromia’ within and without Ethiopia):
    - Fayyis Oromia and his likes, who are open for all the positions of the left and the right, as far as the determiners in this choice are the Oromo public at large per referendum. This part of the fighter-jet believes that neither an ‘independent Core Oromia’ nor an ‘integrative Cush Oromia’ is disadvantageous as long as bilisummaa of the Oromo people will be realized and further respected.

    3) The right wing (pro-’independent Oromia within Ethiopia’ = ‘integrative Oromia’):
    - Bulcha Dammaqsa, who wants to have an integrative Oromia in a form of an autonomous Oromian state within Ethiopian federation.
    - Marara Guddina, who once said “Oromian national autonomy within Ethiopian federation is not bad, but we don’t need to die for it”; he was considering that even Gondar and other northern parts of the empire are parts of Oromia; accordingly, he wants to realize either Nagaasso’s or Bulcha’s position per Oromo public referendum.
    - Nagaaso Gidaada, who tries to achieve through his UDJ party an integrative Oromia = the whole Ethiopia, without necessarily having an autonomous Core Oromia within Ethiopia. All individuals and institutions with such goal can be classified here.

    But, in order to accomodate the move of these different Oromo positions regarding our future type of sovereignty (walabummaa) of Oromia, Oromo nationalists have to be able to concentrate on the common denominator of all the positions, i.e on bilisummaa of the Oromo people. To comprehend what I do mean, we just need to compare the following interesting three concepts: secession, independence and sovereignty. Let me try to put the difference in short as follows:

    - secession needs the precondition of being legally part of one sovereign nation and being a minority nation at the periphery. Oromia has never been legally part of Ethiopia and it is neither a minority nation nor at periphery unlike Tigrai. So Oromia’s question is not a question of secession in this sense. This is the point, which Ob. Amin Jundi recently tried to explain to the Habesha elites.

    - independence is the liberation of an oppressed nation from the other oppressive one, as we do see in the attempt of some Oromo nationals like Ob Galaasaa trying to emancipate the occupied Oromia from the oppressive Abyssinia.

    - sovereignity is the right of the liberated and free nation to decide on the type of arrangement it wants, like the sovereignty of the Oromo nation to decide on its future, be it in a form of an independence within or without Ethiopia, per referendum; this seems to be what Oromo nationalists like Ob. Daud try to achieve.

    According to the right of the Oromo nation to its own bilisummaa and walabummaa, it is not wrong even if Ob. Amin or Gen. Kamal strives for the right of Oromo and Oromia WITHIN Ethiopia, as long as the determining factor is the result of the referendum. Thus, it is nice to see that our nationalists are bombarding tyranic Abyssinists from the three parts of our Fighter-Jet:- Gen. Kamal, Ob. Daud and Ob Galaasaa from the left wing; Ob Fayyis Oromia and co from the middle body; as well as Dr. Nagaaso, Dr. Marara and Ob Bulcha from the right wing.

    This is really very scary for the enemy of the Oromo nation. Important is that all the three parts do fight the enemy, but do not attack each other. In the currently ongoing rhetoric, I didn’t hear Ob Amin attacking the other factions of the OLF. But, it is clear that we do read nowadays a lot of Woyane criminal cadres camouflaging as Oromo in order to sow a discord among Oromo nationals by trying to support one faction of the OLF and attack the others, as well an attempt of a vice versa!

  4. MELKAMU
    | #4

    Negasso called on Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s ruling party to open up political space for opposition parties to operate freely. In a VOA interview, he charged that while publicly advocating democracy, the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front, the EPRDF, is intent on suppressing dissent and creating a one-party state.
    “The system is from the old communist, it is the Marxist-Leninist way of thinking, and that is why we see, for example, that it is working with the Chinese Communist Party, because they have the same kind of belief. Therefore, it’s a character of EPRDF to say it is the only one which is correct and it has to lead.”
    Negasso said the current system makes it impossible for the opposition to win elections. He said the only hope for changing the government is through peaceful struggle.
    “We have seen dictators cannot exist forever. We have seen that,” said Negasso. “At one time, the people will say no. It may not happen this year, or after two years or so, but at some time the people will be angry and will stand up. That’s what is going to happen.”
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    I have no words how Dr. Negaso is so docile and even does not happen to understand the very reality and inherent nature of Ato Meles and TPLF thug. If a an inherent and determined group of a certain gangsters and bandit enemies comes at night accidentally to kill and plunder a certain family, how comes the family members resists and then claim or pledge those gangsters or bandits like “Please do not slap me at my face, please do not twist my hands…. Please do not harass me….. Please do not loot and destroy my property……”
    Like wise all what Dr. Negasso is claiming from Ato Meles and TPLF is like “Please do not slap me at my face, please do not twist my hands…. Please do not harass me…..” type of pledge by the accidentally attacked family by those gangsters and bandits who happen determined to cause what ever destruction they are able on the family. So once the family is accidentally under the attack and control of the gangsters and bandits what the family has to do at their best is either to face and fight them courageously by what ever means to thwart the attack or else to negotiate peacefully in order to save their invaluable life. TPLF thug is such an inherently savage gangster and bandit collection that we unwisely and gullibly happen to allow it to enter the Menilik palace and then to rule the country and its peoples Then all such acts of hypocrisy, arresting, oppressing, killing, looting are the inherent nature and attributes of this evil force that is stooge and messenger of destruction and chaps to this nation. Therefore all such requests and talks by Dr. Negasso or others naive and gullible politicians regarding this TPLF thug is like the futile acts of “Please do not slap me at my face, please do not twist my hands…. Please do not harass me….. Please do not loot and destroy my property……” that is being responded to those accidentally attacking determined group of a certain gangsters and bandit enemies of that family. A bandit is a bandit and its inherent nature is to loot and kill and cause whatever destruction on its targeted enemy. This is a known blatant fact. Therefore dear all Ethiopians please be aware and admit that TPLF thug is a modern time bandit and this country and its peoples are its hostages. The other thing that we most Ethiopians get confused and mistaken regarding the true ideology of Ato Meles and TPLF. Dear Ethiopian please let’s come out of our narrow egg shell cocoon and think beyond mere stereotypical classifications like Marxism Leninism or Socialism or Capitalism or Revolutionary Democracy or whatever. They are all means of a certain end or end-game. Let’s judge and evaluate all ideologies, not only based on their mere theoretical rhetoric and preaching, but mainly based on their pragmatic ultimate end-game that constructively contributes to the general well being, meaning and integrity of humanity and life of human beings in general. The world has experienced both ideologies of Socialism and Capitalism. Therefore we have such an ample experience and knowledge on both of them. And in fact the world is at the historical moment of time in cross-roads regarding this two social orders. The current global pervasive mass uprisings and overthrow of regimes like in Arab countries are very evident in that it is even such a very high time to seriously scrutinize and explore the very inherent nature of Capitalism itself. Therefore Capitalism with its associated Liberal Democracy and its Neo-Liberal Economic Policies are not even a saint by itself that we accept it by default automatically. Let’s not make polarized thinking in black and white and let’s be honest and rational to evaluate both social orders. Both have their own merits and demerits and hence neither of them is neither a saint nor a devil absolutely.
    However most of our stereotypical politicians are very stuck and trapped in a certain school of thought and hence only follow fashionable things just because it is hyped or inculcated. Socialism was our previous motto after the fall of the last Emperor. Now after the end of cold war (Its end concluded by the emergence of the West’s Capitalism as victorious and the fall of USSR) then Liberal Democracy, Free-Market and Capitalism is becoming our motto though we take it seriously with out proper rational thinking and intellectual and populace discourse. And hence whenever and wherever our majority intellectuals demonize and condemn Socialism, if they are asked seriously then the majority of them fail to provide due rational reasoning as to why they demonize socialism. The only main reason they usually provide is that Derg was Socialist and was killing civilians and was also confiscating private property.
    Well it is such a bad fact that we all can not deny. But is it as such the ultimate rational reasoning that holds water to demonize Socialism as such blindly? Is it not true that Capitalism is also killing peoples in foreign lands globally by different wars in order to accumulate wealth and acquire natural resources?
    Is it not true that the old blatant Colonialism, the current Neo-Colonialism and racism the very inherent nature and attribute of Capitalism? Is it not true even the MIC (The Military Industrial Complex) of the West is such an amazing war machine that even profits billions from wars that are destructive to the rest of the world? Therefore such a sheer naivety and gullibility it is becoming the inherent attribute of our most politicians like Dr. Negasso when they occasionally demonize socialism blindly as if the other prevailing, widely known ,taken for granted and accepted alternative Capitalism is absolutely a saint or an angel for humanity. Dear all Ethiopians please be aware that the current global mass uprising is the very eve of eminent future inevitable global populace revolution whose inherent nature is more of a class struggle more that that is naively and gullible depicted and presented by our naive and gullible politicians as if it is only matter of mere dictatorship and stereotypical bogus democracy implemented through mere bogus elections. So many of our stereotypical politicians failed to figure out the very inherent nature and its deep-rooted and multifaceted manifestations of Global Capitalism. I do not even clearly understand why the majority of them are, knowingly or unknowingly, even becoming the very guardians of this malfunctioning and failing system. In this regard I dare to say that Meles is even better conscious of these sorts of prevalence of global political economy. Therefore what sort of ideology that Meles is exactly following and implementing is not tantamount or in accordance with what he officially says or claims so in different occasions. After the end of cold-War, it is true that by hook or by crook,the West’s capitalism has become the emerging victorious global social order. Second we have to know that so many of the internal conflicts and civil wars in 3rd world countries like between Derg and TPLF/EPLF, though the official masking face is different, it is also insidiously and intricately related to part of the global cold War between the two blocks of Socialism and Capitalism. It is also known that Ato Meles/TPLF and Esayas/EPLF has come to power by the main support of the West. Therefore, we can rationally and logically conclude in that Ato Meles is indeed practically applying the West’s Capitalism on us. Because he is inherently so slick, crafty, smart and hypocrite he may say different things to confuse and mislead the mass. However, for the last 20 years and in continuum he has been applying, through the advice and patronage of the West, the Neo-Liberal Policies of the West and he knows what he has been in fact doing. The other thing we have to know is regarding our internal conflicts based on our ethnicity. One of the insidious attributes of colonialism is divide-and-rule. And it is well known that Colonialism is the inherent imperialistic attributes and natures of Capitalism. Therefore ethnicity when traced back has such a strong attachments to Capitalism. And that is why Malcolm-X once said that racism is also one of the inherent attributes of Capitalism. Therefore capitalism insidiously inculcates and cultivates ethnicity or race for sake of its own class formations to pave the way to exploit is as a very instrument for its own end-game. Any Ethiopian who seriously and wisely reads the book “የትግራይ ህዝብና የትምክህተኞች ሴራ” written by one TPLF member is able to figure out the very main and vital governing ideology of Ato Meles and TPLF and can be able to discern the intricate reality behind Ethiopian politics. It is this sort of deliberately and heinously perverted and maneuvered Local mentality of TPLF that is being insidiously exploited as an instrument to advance the interest and agenda of the global capitalist system. Therefore locally a certain sort of new local capitalist class through the systematically designed plundering machine of EFFORT is being created in a way that can advance the global capitalist system as well. TPLF’s sole property, EFFORT, based on Ethnicity, is creating its own affiliates in its own web of food-chain in a way that is coherent and compatible with the global capitalist system. That is why the system usually supports, exploits and inculcates secessionist minority groups in different 3rd world countries whose interest and agenda is incompatible with the majority mass interest. Most of our naive and gullible politicians better come out of their narrow cocoon egg shell and think about alternative global social order other than the prevailing global capitalist system and hence better not blindly associate demonize socialism based on entirely with Derg or other past related unsuccessful and premature sad global events. Working with China is not a rationally ample reason for Dr. Negasso to condemn the incumbent. Even US and other European nations are having the highest business and trade ties with china and china has close to USD 2.5 trillions reserves in US. Therefore it is even high time in that we need to think beyond a narrow black and white labeling of Socialism Vs Capitalism. It is even high time that we have think over as to how we are able to extract the good merits from both social orders and then create and establish a 3rd alternative best suited global social order.
    And at this moment of time in history where we are witnessing such a global mass uprisings and social and economic crisis and chaos that is pervasive, then blindly labeling others as communists and to the contrary simply hyping bogus democracy does not hold water and does not as such take us any where. Really it is high time we need to critical thinking and rationality rather than mere usual stereotypical methodologies and thinking mechanisms. That is how the, majority of politicians in the opposition camp lost traction of the very essence of the global political economy.
    Let’s face exiting local and global realities. The local and global realities and complications require something meaningful and vital that needs to be addressed beyond stereotypical party politics and its associated bogus democracy implemented through mere elections. And I dare to say that it is even due to this very burning reality that the populace lost trust on Oppositions. While the very survival basis and integrity of the majority Ethiopians is very endangered critically by far to he worst conditions as compared to the previous Derg regime, then presenting and addressing the entire complicated situation in this nation as if it is only a matter of stereotypical bogus democracy and dictatorship is the greatest historical political fallacy and grave mistake in committed by Ethiopian politicians in the opposition camp. Most of the politicians in the opposition camp are deeply indoctrinated and influenced by the theoretical academicals narratives of the West’s global political economy. Therefore, they fail to see things widely beyond bogus and fashionable words like Liberal Democracy and Free-Market economy. And I dare to say the very quandary lies in here.

    “We have seen dictators cannot exist forever. We have seen that,” said Negasso. “At one time, the people will say no. It may not happen this year, or after two years or so, but at some time the people will be angry and will stand up. That’s what is going to happen.” Negasso said so.
    Yes it is a known fact and reality that we all die or pass away and leave this world forever also and not only that dictators cannot exist forever. And in fact not only human beings say no but also a donkey says no in its own language and then kicks its owner when the kicking is intolerable. Yes whenever the populace reaches its climax of intolerance then it is naturally inevitable that it will revolt and throw away the rulers. Here we have to make a critical thinking and also have to pose a critical question. How a society can come out of this vicious-circle? Do we really as such feel happy and successful every time we bring one ‘dictator’ and then topple it and bring another ‘dictator’ like the way we used to? Even are we as such happy feel successful the way rulers like Ghadafi get removed and then the nation being ruled by such successors?
    From all such unnecessary destabilization, chaos and destruction who benefits mostly? Rulers in 3rd world countries come and go mainly for the sake of their poor peoples or for the sake of their foreign MASTERS? What is the end-game here? The last thing I want to remind is what is the inherent nature of our social fabric in the current Ethiopia? The current Capitalist system is creating its won classes in every nation it is prevailing. When we make struggle what is our aim and political philosophy? I mean to create what sort of social order we are striving? Are we clearly and precisely conscious of it? What are the inherent and decisive atomic forces behind the political struggle? Ethnicity or Class, or combined?
    There is such a profound confusion among so many Ethiopians in this regard. And that is why the political struggle is also very complicated and challenging. And the very reason for this confusion is that pop-psychology and stereotypical futile party politics is prevailing where as to the contrary critical thinking based on logic and rationality is vanishing. Even while the very politicians in the opposition camp complain about the lack of bogus Democracy in reality what is even very lacking and missing is critical thinking based on logic and rationality. When they complain about lack of political space for Democracy and party Politics they do not clearly and precisely know on what foundation they want to build such ideals while critical thinking based on logic and rationality that serves as a foundation is vanishing and is no more our culture. Therefore when we talk about revolution it has to mean even a revolution that leads to broader sense of cultural and social revolution at the grass-root level, and not mere emotional violent revolution that serves as a pressure-valve to sooth trapped emotional trauma alone.
    Knowingly or unknowingly, some of us are even serving us stooges fighting for the ultimate interest and cause of others (OUR MASTERS).And hence what is the inherent atomic driving force in this essence? It is Class and not even Democracy. In Ethiopian politics there is profound tragic and shameful act of political prostitution and treachery. We need confession and cleansing of our sin before we even dare to say that we fight to liberate others and fight for Democracy.
    Therefore, it is critical thinking,truth, confession and cleansing of our political sin that will ultimately liberate us from the vicious-circle we are entangled with!!!

    God Bless Ethiopia !!!

  5. Kahsay
    | #5

    This is the latest about the recently imprisoned individuals back home. This was passed along to me from a close relative back home who knows people in and around the leading members of the government. A heated debate has been raging among the decision making members of the Federal Government on what actions should be taken on the prisoners. There are a group of officials who want a death penalty passed on the fiery critics such as Andualem and Eskinder and they want the sentence carried out with out pardon. I was told that those who want to execute Eskinder and Andualem are of a majority who were emboldened by silence of the Western Powers after the 2005 killings. And they want to show everyone that this time they are serious and mean ‘business’. They are not worried about the people who are tired of the past devastating wars and are also tied up in making ends meet. I am devastated and extremely worried that my family and I will be hated by other good folks from the Amhara, Oromo and other nationalities. And there in nothing I can do to save the lives of these powerless prisoners.

  6. Dawi
    | #6

    Kahsay:

    [[... I was told that those who want to execute Eskinder and Andualem are of a majority who were emboldened by silence of the Western Powers after the 2005 killings...]]

    These folks must be old guard MLLT Stalinists, who want to do the 1930′s Great Purges done then; Russians all over lived in constant fear of being arrested and jailed, tortured or shot.

    We are living in the 21 century now. Let alone now, even then, the purges slowed down economic development, with all the internal squabbling and fear in the country.

    As Meles is now openly advocating the Developmental State concept of government, and given that internal inequality and national instability requires centralized decision making, as in a special crises of natural disasters of any kind, Ethiopia’s economic development is promoted & run by the Meles Dictatorship as in the Asian Tigers.

    The opposition figures in prison can play a positive role in Ethiopia’s development by reconciling with the government as in “Messay’s Manifesto” and accepting that richer, more educated and equal countries are more likely to be democratic. When our country reaches a level of development & social maturity it will demand to be liberated from the Dictatorship therefore, the present Dictatorship is tolerated as a transitional in nature.

    In essence by giving and taking, Ethiopia will use all her potential to get out of poverty. Executing anyone, let alone democratic advocates is inhumane & extremely regressive.

  7. tewbel
    | #7

    It is remarkable that the oposition leader, who at one time was even President of Ethiopia, discovers suddenly that the regime is dictatorial.
    Surprise, surprise!!!!

  8. Development without freedom
    | #8

    Is the title “Land of Blood” reference for the people weyenes killed?

  9. aha!
    | #9

    It is not a question of seeking for political space with pressure put upon the current regime by the USA, nor complaining about injustices and human right violiations by UDJP and/or OPDF/EUDF/fdre, with ethnic agenda, that brings about individual freedom, liberty and equality, superceding ethnic and secessionist rights; it is the non-violent uprising to freedom, not even democracy that brings down ethnic fereralism secessionism and totaliarinism to it knees to create a truly democratic government, d democratic government by the people for the people for the people and of the people; a govenrment that rule by the consent of the governed. What Dr. Negasso Gidada is seeking is embracing ethnic rule be it majority and /or minority, leaving in tact ethnic ferderalism, secessionism and totaliarinsm in tact with TPLF/eprdf on on one side and OPDF/EUDF/fedre on the other side of the spectrum, with diminshed role of “Andinet Hayloch” of the positive forces of integration.

  10. Gragn Ahmed
    | #10

    What makes this fake Doctor politician is this: No Dictator stays forever”. Indeed you have an amazing ability to predict. Meles is not only a dictator he is an Alien leader to Ethiopia. His mission is robotic and unimaginative. Of course thanks to the fake Opposition Meles will invent himself for the next election and he will tell us you the people have once again chose victory by electing Weyane Party.

    What is needed is a ground force and Meles who knew this surrounded himself with friendly nations: South and North Sudan ( I hate this new name) Kenya and Somalia have agreed to flush out any Eritrean affiliated rebeles i.e. OLF ONLF OR ARBEGNOCH.. One has to feel pressured to give in and this fake Doctor is not one of them. Meles will be the King soonif he chooses. Are we Muslims going to sit while Meles is destroying our country with new cult Islam imported from Lebanon called Ah Bash? Ah Bash whose founder is Harari is known to have misrepreseting Islam for Israel interest.

    Mels is now inviting gay activists. Why? He needs that credit as champion of human rights from West. Wheres Muslim rights are in the back when he refused to budge in to allow Muslims build a Mesjid or even give them a piece of Land so they can bury their dead beloved ones.

    What is this man for except to ridicule Muslims???

  11. Ferenj Lebaw
    | #11

    Tewbel. Negasso knew Meles was a dictator way back in 1995 and he served him because the white man nominated him along with his German wife to act as Ethiopian President. Now the white man wants to hire him for the prime minister position and told him to act like a freedom fighter. White man can change positions just like they consult Meles to reshuffle his little dictators from office to office. That is why Peter Heinlien, “the white man hired journalist”, voicing the foreign interest on BBC. The white man’s goal is to hire another Gerdame after Meles. The west knows Ethiopians do not like Meles and it will be hard to invest in Ethiopia. The Ferenj needs to prepare a back-up leader and group that can fool the people as Democracy is here. We are not foolish, we know it all. Largest opposition? MEDREK? Since when? We saw all Ethiopians follow Kinijit whose 90% of them still follow AEUP. Who are the followers of Negasso? Can Peter Heinlien back up that statement with a fact?
    “The newly elected leader of Ethiopia’s largest opposition group says his party faces a monumental task in trying to unseat what he calls “dictators” bent on silencing dissent.”
    I don’t think Peter can back up this statement with statistics. He is writing what he was told. That is why we Ethiopians need to know who is who? AEUP is the white man’s nightmare because it is nationalist and cares about the people’s pocket instead of the white man’s.

  12. ziydgorf
    | #12

    Well,until he was kicked both on the head and the on ass and tossed away,Dr.Negasso was ordinary a recrutee to Shabia and TPLF camp,not as a member of Shabia or TPLF, but as an individual who could be used as instrument as needed until what was sought to be achieved;therefoere,Dr.Negasso well served to that purpose.

    Did Dr.Negasso ask this,Why am I involved in this game? or Did he ask this,what is there or what will be there for Ethiopia? or Who will lose or gain in this game in the future? or to the least,did he ask this,am I going to be used and tossed away like a trash,just in case?

    Then became Dr.Negasso the president of Ethiopia.It was a reward; so more to come,Dr.Negasso talked to himself tacitly. It was just that gangs were a bit mindful of not abusing the big toy so that it wouldn’t break prematurely and would not make him heart-broken at the age he was.Dr.Negasso realized too late that he was weirdly and wickdly,also terribly fooled when,one day walking on a street alone and broke,an ordinary TPLF cadre aapproached and told him this,”You’re nothing;now what?” The rest of everything and anything has become just history.

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