ADVICE TO THE ADVISOR WITH A RANK OF MINISTER By Solomon Gebre-Selassie

December 27th, 2011 Print Print Email Email

ከጎራዉ ዘልቄ እስኪ ልነጋገር

ካለ ሰዉ ቢወዱት ምን ያደርጋል አገር?

ህንጻ መች ሆነና የድንጋይ ክምር
መንገድ መች ሆነና የድንጋይ አጥር
ህንጻዉ ምን ቢረዝም ምን ቢጸዳ ቤቱ
መንገዱ ቢሰፋ ቢንጣለል አስፋልቱ
ሰዉ ሰዉ ካልሸተተ ምንድን ነዉ ዉበቱ?
የኔ ዉብ ከተማ የኔ ዉብ አገር
የሰዉ ልጅ ልብ ነዉ
የሌለዉ ዳርቻ የሌለዉ ደንበር
(በአሉ ግርማ)

Half-truths normally do not give a full picture of an event. While technically correct, they are likely to be lacking in full appraisal of a subject. An example may illustrate the point. For instance, describing the 17-year rule of the Dirgue regime, I may offer the following accomplishments of that regime:
• In 1974/75 when the Dirgue came to power, electricity generation in the country was 471,771 kwh; by 1985/86 a decade later, it was 998,702 kwh
• During the same period, gravel and asphalt roads were only 8,798 km; the number a decade later was 14, 282 km
• Major development projects included the Beles agricultural project, Muger cement factory, Amibara Irrigation
• National Literacy Campaign was underway in 15 Ethiopian languages, etc., etc.

Very few people would agree these half-truths alone describe the tenure of the Dirgue regime. Its main character was its brutality and cruelty that was in the final analysis the chief cause for its disastrous unraveling. While we are at it, the observant reader should make note of the sometimes overblown exultation of EPRDF by some crediting it for building roads, construction projects and healthcare facilities. In the process, we tend to forget that every regime in power (even dictatorships) have certain unwritten contractual commitments to build infrastructure and the role simply comes with the tenure of being in power.

Getting back to the half-truths and the theme of this essay, on December 6, 2011 (Hidar 29, 2004 Eth. C), EPRDF held the 6th celebration of “nations, nationalities and peoples” day in Makelle ( a string of words that have never been explained, or their distinctions legally made). For the occasion, papers on various issues were presented. One of the papers presented was by Andreas Eshetie, Advisor to the Prime MInister with the rank of Minister. His paper was titled “ብሄራዊ አርማና ትግል በህዝባዊና ነጻነታዊ እንቅስቃሴዎች”፣ roughly translated as “National Symbols and Struggle by People’s Liberation Movements”. In it, Andreas makes some controversial and some not, premises and assertions before he delves into the main thrust of his argument, which is the justification of EPRDF’s rule and its alleged historical anchoring in righting the wrong in the nation. One of the assertions is his statement about Negadrass Gebre-Hiwot Baykedagne (GHB) citing his statement that Tigreans had to flee their birth place due to dire conditions in their homeland. This is a true citation of GHB. However, it is a half-truth in the context Andreas used it. GHB has also repeatedly, and page after page, stated how all Ethiopians were poor and uneducated, and why many farmers have started leaving their farms and started coming to the fledgling cities.

Andreas, in his latest position as a PM Advisor, needs to consider to provide well-thought out and helpful advice to Meles. Given the continuing and sadly deteriorating condition of the country as amplified by the best and the brightest of Ethiopia’s youth being either jailed on trumped up charges, or forced to flee their country (for the same “crimes” Andreas himself committed as a young man in search of justice against the Emperor), where our young women are sold into modern slavery in the Middle East while TPLF’s EFFORT is obscenely amassing the country’s wealth for the benefit of a few connected to power, and where the social fabric of the nation is tenuous at best and trust in EPRDF is at an all time low or non-existent. EPRDF is perhaps copying the tactics of the defunct East Germany spy agency, the Stasis -one of the most extensive police infiltrations of a society in history. The EPRDF’s political courts have now an eerie similarity in summoning and parading demoralized and tearful witnesses at the stand.

The Advisor needs to give the Prime Minister the unpleasant advice he needs to hear. And there is a precedent for that:

In 1955 Eth. C, five of the Emperor’s closest confidants and functionaries secretly got together and penned a note of advice to the Emperor to address the country’s ailing political and socio-economic conditions. The five were L/General Abiy Abebe, then Eritrea Governor, L/General Merid Mengesha, Defense, Ras Asrate Kassa, President of the Senate, Col. Tamirat Yigezu, Harar Governor, and Dej. Girmachew T/Hawaryat- Information Minister. The note was polite in tone, and modest in its demands for Haileselassie to consider. Instead of addressing the issues, the Emperor suspected that the 5th confidant (Dej. Girmatchew) was the ring leader, and exiled him to Gorrei for a few years before he was later rehabilitated. Barely a decade later, the Ethiopian Revolution erupted and, as we all sadly reminisce, the rest is largely horrifying history to this day
It has been commented many times over that when they got their chance, the Ethiopian people have shown their choice. Even now 5 years after the small political space closed down, multi-ethnic opposition parties inside the country, such as UDJ and MEDREK, have the expressed support of the majority of the people. According to recent reports, delegates from Gondar to Jinka, Assela to Illubabor, Borena to Chencha have democratically elected their new leadership including the president Dr. Negasso Gidada. Similarly, Dr. Moga Frissa is a democratically elected leader of MEDREK. Solidarity support comes from abroad from N.A. to Africa and the Middle East, and inside Ethiopia, across from all the major universities.

Ethiopia is ready for a democratic awakening. Only EPRDF is in the way. Advisors such as Andreas should heed citizen’s calls, and also the lessons of our own history, to broach an unpleasant subject with the leaders of the country.

ከተሰፋየ ገብረ አብ “የስደተኛዉ ማስታወሻ ገጽ 336 የተወሰደ
taken from Dr. Ghelawdewos Araya’s 1995 book, “The Political Economy of Transition in Ethiopia”.
አዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ማተሚያ በ2002 እ.ኢት.አ. ያተመዉን “ነጋድራስ ገብረሂወት ባይከዳኝ ስራዎች” መጽሃፍ ማየት ነዉ
as reported in Reporter newspaper in its Megabit 29, 1995 Eth. C. edition.

  1. Yinegal
    | #1

    I completely disagree with the portrait of Andreas stated by the author as follows:

    “for the same “crimes” Andreas himself committed as a young man in search of justice against the Emperor”.

    Andreas Eshete was neither persecuted nor sacrificed in the Ethiopian peoples struggle for freedom during the rule of emeperor or the Dergue. He was and has always been a calculating opportunist who is waiting in the wings to lie and fulfil his insatiable ego.

    Prior to his current portfolio as Advsior to the PM, Andreas was the President of the Addis Ababa University. During his tenure at Addis Ababa University, he single handedly created a nightmarish educational environment where professors labor under a gag order, and students are paralyzed by the omnipresent threat of academic harassment or in the case of Oromo students expulsion from AAU or condemned to Woyane prison, or worse.

    Thanks to Andreas and Woyane cadre entourage, Ethiopian univesrity students find themselves trapped in an intellectual wasteland where thought is policed, the very act of thinking criminalized, student complaints punished by deprivation of food for weeks, and intellectual inquisitiveness made a capital offense. Andreas helped destroy academic freedom and laid the foundations for intellectual absurdity and moral bankruptcy in the Ethiopian higher educational system, and one of its premier universities.

    Andreas implemented the will of Woyane fascistic rule at AAU through intellectual desolation and decay, and fear and loathing in the classroom and on campus and to mention a few of his accomplishments:

    1) Students plead with their professors not to snitch on them to the authorities on their studies and class work;

    2) Students solicit their professors to distribute their academic papers abroad because they are scared they will be punished or persecuted if they were to do so did so locally;

    3) Students starving for knowledge are literally deprived of their daily bread because they dared to voice a complaint;

    4) Students scramble to learn in an arid intellectual wasteland where the walls have ears and the light fixtures can talk; and

    5) Professors are afraid to teach because they have signed loyalty oaths disguised as a contractual terms of employment, which prohibits them from ever saying a single word of criticism against the regime.

    So I say to Ato Solomon Gebre Selassie, Andreas is beyond criticism and a criminal operative in a police state.

  2. aha!
    | #2

    This is even damning article in favor of OPDF/EUDF/fdre, a mirror image of TPLF/eprdf regime, with the anecdotal precedence to what happend to the His Majesty’s Emperor Haileselassie’s regime to that of the current regime in terms of democritization. The precedence for this regime is ethnic fedralism, secessionism and totaliarinism, which is not amenable to allowing for capitalism and democracy for the silent majority of Ethiopians. What a misleading assertion of justifying Medrek as a multi-ethnic party along with UDJP for democracy, human right and justice, with those with ethnic agenda with the objectives to maintain respect for ethnic right and/or secessionist rights, human rights and democracy to be any different than than the agenda of TPLF/eprdf, which also implicitely support ethnic federalism secessionism and totaliarinism inscribed in the consttitution and in direct contradiction to individual freedom, liberty, and equality to surecede ethnic and secessionist rights to restore Ethiopian Nationalism, Ethiopian Nationa Interests, the sovereignity of Ethiopia by reverting to the original provincial boundries and developing the country according to ecological regions.

    This is more deceptive politics at best to present the party as Multi-ethnic party as being any different other than counter parts of loyalist opposition (ethnic federalists) to the the teletafi (ethnic federalists) parties, both of which support ethnic federalism, a division of land mass by a fuzzy ethnic boundries, which serves as a prelude to secessionism upto self-determination of which there are at least four factions of OLF.

  3. Dawi
    | #3

    Endreas Eshetie gave as an insight of the history of Ethiopian student movements particularly of the TPLF and how this organization took a different approach, a qualitative and a more serious & practical path where it went few has gone before, beyond Marxist theory to a real world one by adapting, learning from the peasants, being part of them and teaching it back radical theory to where it eventually created a potent revolutionary force for the ruling Derg to bear with. The fact that it succeeded where others have failed means a lot and the rest is history.

    I looked at Endreas write up as a good starting point of giving credit where credit is due. Once the accomplishment of the TPLF is given the due respect we can move on to solving today’s problems.

    For reconciliation to take root, such acknowledgment is a necessary step.

  4. tewbel
    | #4

    Quite ” I asked them to build me a church
    with their hearts”
    ” But they are building monuments of stone”

    Beaudelaire: “The damned”.

  5. YEM
    | #5

    The ethno-fascist woyane and their cadres are playing out the same game all dictators in history have played. Their fate is invariably the same- the dust bin of history awaits them.

  6. Gragn Ahmed
    | #6

    Can this writer consider himself as clean from past atrocities. We are not child to believe that neither Derg left overs nor Ehapa left overs appearing in disguise will ever give us a true solution to age old discrimination and hate.

    From the writers tone, I smell he was Ehapa fan. Now, I for one believe that Ethiopian politics is run by so many gangs who neither value human life nor their own and democracy is known to them only from looking at other Western countries.

    I for one don’t think Andreas Eshete is able man but he seems to be a liberal one but had no chance to govern so he ends up serving other’s interest. His excessive ambition for fame and power greatly put his mental ability in the hands of sinister people like Meles.

    Ethiopia has never seen any leader that values justice except the King Negash or Ashama which unfortuneltely is never acknowledge in Ethiopian history or by any Ethiopian for that matter except in some of our Muslim religious scriptures.

    Having said that MEDREK is one of the most narrow minded parties founded by few pente oriented and West loyal people. Lately, I saw the leadership of this people and none of them are muslim names, or am I hallucinating? Don’t even they have a Muslim merchant friend? Is this the one the writer calls a democratic government? or is this now a Pente country or soemthing is going on. Plus, the donor countries especially PENTAGON should not show any favoristism in Ethiopian politics. Muslims are determined to share power or even take power in that country. Blaming Muslims for not showing political interest is simply unacceptable. Each party has an obligation as future leaders of that country to reach out to Muslim segment of the population.

    It is indeed to see that all political websites are run by narrow minded one religion type of nationalists.

  7. koster
    | #7

    Hitler and all dictators unfortunately had also collaborators and it is no wonder hodam Andreas gave a disservice to Ethiopia and Ethiopian people. He will die soon of cancer or whatever related with Alcohol or AIDS but will be remembered by the Ethiopian people for his evil deeds.

  8. Abiy
    | #8

    When I consider the attitude of weyane cadres such as Wadi,I think it is awaist of time to argue with these goonsWe need to hit them where it herts the most,Wadi you said,

    “I looked at Endreas write up as a good starting point of giving credit where credit is due. Once the accomplishment of the TPLF is given the due respect we can move on to solving today’s problems.”

    There is no doubt that you must be one of those who is closely tied with the head mafia Legese Zenawi.For your info many Tigrians have exposed the crime of Legese and his TPLF.You have got it back ward simply because you are AYNE AWETA BANDA.

    Do you relly think Ethiopians need to give credit for Legese and his party for selling 1500km. by 50km. land for the Sudan.Do you really think we have togive credit for TPLF when it sails our fertile land fore a penny while Ethiopians are being starved.
    Do you really think we have to give credit to TPLF mafia for her killings of our people you parot!

  9. Yohannis
    | #9

    ETHIOPIANS ARE DEAD PEOPLE WHO FEAR DEATH.

    Under the reign of Woyane tyranny, Ethiopians have all the more reason to conquer fear and rise up. At this point in our history, Fear is the only thing Ethiopians have to fear.

    Ethiopians Rise Up – BEKA GAYE

  10. Dawi
    | #10

    aha said:

    [[..This is more deceptive politics at best to present the party as Multi-ethnic party as being any different other than counter parts of loyalist opposition (ethnic federalists) to the teletafi (ethnic federalists) parties,..]]

    After 20 years in government the existing leadership has learned a lot.

    I was listening to the interview Meles gave to some X Times news paper recently. He was talking about the 3000 yrs history of Ethiopia and that how the country was never colonized.

    He was telling them of the country being historical and is a great tourist destination for the rest of the world.

    If I remember correctly, Prof. Tekola once wrote that Shoa or the center is like a black hole, who ever goes there turns to “Mehal Sefari” and neglects the rest; Lo on behold, Meles has proven him right; not necessarily by neglecting the rest of Ethiopia but, by being a bona fide “Mehal Safari”; this guy is no more talking about what the Ethiopian flag is made of but celebrates an Ethiopian Flag Day every year.

    Acknowledging such positive transformation and encouraging even more is a positive thing to do and while we are at it, give him a little slack by not reminding him constantly of the past blunders, day in and day out. As Developmental State is a transition to Democracy and since we know economic and social development is what leads to democratic demands. It is obvious that once people have their basic needs met they start valuing an increase in political freedoms.

    And if Democratic advocates understand that the fastest way to development (which is a requirement for Liberal Democracy) is an authoritarian government, we may be able to work something out with the existing government. With a give and take that is!

  11. Anonymous
    | #11

    Always love reading Solomon Gebre-Selassie’s sobber and wel thought articles. Good advise to those around Meles, be honest to your self and honest to your boss. The consequence of not being honest is facing the music that no one is able to stop. It has happened during Haile Selasie and Mengistu and there is no reason it will not happen to Meles. It has happened in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya and thee is no reason why it can not and will not happen in Ethiopia. Best thing would be to wake up and smell the coffee and o the right thing (engage in national reconciliation without delay) before it is too late.

  12. Gigi
    | #12

    Solomon, it is so funny how you try to justify things and people with out a fitting ground. But how ever, think about Justus
    Freedom and democracy that people have been fighting for for ages besides when they get the power it is that same old
    Story. I am not saying you said any thing wrong but it takes one to know the Ethiopian history to understand what the hake, are we dealing with today? And it is simple. We are dealing with people that invaded Ethiopia in the last three four
    Hundred years. And that is the Ottaman empire, the Italins, the French the British, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia,
    I mean all the Musilim people under the Islamic or Otaman empire, and so on which are almost half of the world.
    And this is not easy for Ethiopia to overcome or win a fight with all of this but we are still surviving. And we did won most of the battles. But today’s battle is important we can not afford to loos this one.

    Ethiopia to Ethiopians!
    Equality and freedom to Ethiopians!
    Democracy for Ethiopia!
    Justus for Ethiopia!
    Unity for Ethiopia!

  13. Yinegal
    | #13

    Dawi – Just go away to your AIGA Forum – This forum is not for Woyane cadres and a marxist propaganda or disinformation league.

    Go back to your rocky Dedebit – the barren, wasteland, drought and famine infested mendere or neighborhood!

  14. Dawi
    | #14

    Abiy says:

    [[..There is no doubt that you must be one of those who is closely tied with the head mafia Legese Zenawi.For your info many Tigrians have exposed the crime of Legese and his TPLF.You have got it back ward simply because you are AYNE AWETA BANDA. ..]]

    [[Do you relly think Ethiopians need to give credit for Legese and his party for selling 1500km. by 50km. land for the Sudan....Do you really think we have togive credit for TPLF...]]

    This selling of land to Sudan? Is it to South or North Sudan? My Friend, If I were you I would not worry about a disintegrating Sudan of taking our land. Sudan is fighting a losing war of fighting tooth and nail to keep its own REMAINING TERRITORY let alone to try annexing the one belonging to its neighbors. Trust me they don’t have that kind kind of luxury at all.

    What I am trying to say however, is by giving the due respect and acknowledgment as Prof. Endreas did in his write up for Mekele meeting, we have a better chance of winning some hearts and sitting down in a table to talk reconciling our differences. If not we can’t expect something like a “Messay Manifesto” to be taken seriously.

  15. Oda Tulu
    | #15

    This article by Solomon Gebre-Selassie is brilliant and inspiring. God bless the author.

  16. aha!
    | #16

    It is not a question, what advice the present or the previous advisors gave what mattrs it is a question of where the opposition parities stand with respect to ethnic federalism, secessionism and totlialiarinsm, the main stay, an operating system with its tools and utilities that takes the country towards disintegration rather than integration, a positive integral calculus.

  17. aha!
    | #17

    Gigi had it right, it is not a matter of reconciling differences between the postive fo integration and the negative forces of disintegration, which is a dichotomy for the silent majority of Ethiopians. It is a matter for Ethiopians to unite on clear cut goals for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians in a non-violent uprising to freedom, that dismantles ethnic fedralism, secessionisim and totalirianism followed by a constittution based on individual liberty, freedom and equality supeceding ethnic and secessionist rights. As one Ethiopian lawyer puts it “if the individuals right is protected, the group right is also protected”, where the groups languages and cultures as a mosaic and diversity are practiced and developed along with human, and economic development much in the same way as in the United States, contray to self-rule and separate development of ethnic regions/Killil Mengistats, to which Prof. Beyene Petros, Andargachew Tsigue, etc. are campaignining for equal rights/yekulent Mebit” of the seven and/or nine ethnic regions/”Killil Mengistats”.

  18. aha!
    | #18

    Dawi! TPLF and EPLF fought a guerrilla ware ware fare under the cover of their own ethnic group does not count for revoltionising the the silent majority of Ethiopians, that credit goes to EPRP at best. The point I am making is based on the reality at work, the constituition of ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism as carry over from the Derg regime and its inclination to Marxicism under the banner of oppression of nationalities, that gave rise to ethnic fedralism, secessionism and totaliarinism. I do not give much credit to what anybody says, or gave advice to the current regime as long as that advice does not bring about a ratification of the constitutition towards individual freedom, liberty and equality to supercede ethnic and secessionist rights, to restore Ethiopian Nationalism, Ethiopian National Interests and the sovereignity of Ethiopia. These ideologies are not “past blunders” they are alive and well inscribed in the constitution to which the ethnic fedralisst of both the teletafi and the loyalist opposition parties are direct and indirect supporters of the constitution, and that constitution does not provide for independent branches of government and independent election board, inquiry commissioners allow for the implementation of Article 29 for press freedom, let alone individual liberty, freedom and equality to supercede ethnic and secessionist rights. You are asking the silent majority of Ethiopians to give a slack to the prime minister and move on based the ancedotes of a speech made on Chritmas times.

    While ethnic federalism, scessionism and totaliarinism do not allow for cpitlism and democracy to apply for the silent majority of Ethiopians, living in abject poverty, but also have subjected them to exploitation, economic and political strangle hold of the country and its popuation by TPLF and TPLF affiliated enterprises and foreign corporations and countries are established facts.

  19. Dawi
    | #19

    aha said:

    [[..Dawi! TPLF and EPLF fought a guerrilla war fare under the cover of their own ethnic group does not count for revoltionising the the silent majority of Ethiopians, that credit goes to EPRP at best. ..]]

    We can say TPLF followed the BOOK of Marxism and the National Question by J.V Stalin as EPRP undertook the same then however, TPLF accepted Eritrea in the same way Stalin allowed Poland to be independent. I think that is one of their main differences. Other than that they have a lot of similarities.

    As much as we all like to see the multi national group EPRP succeed unfortunately, it didn’t have what it took to do the job. TPLF/MLLT strategy is the one that succeeded where every one else failed VS the Derg.

    Having said that, that is why Prof. Endreas, the Marxist Philosopher, who knows the Ethiopian left no less that anybody else gave the deserving credit that was due to TPLF/MLLT combatants.

    You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that it is not by accident that TPLF transformed itself beyond Tigrai while others like EPLF/OLF failed, but it is because of its Marxist Leninist leadership. That leadership has continued to re-make itself up to today.

  20. Gigi
    | #20

    Aha I think you are sick beyond my Understanding, Did you say ethnic and secessetion wrights? We should concur each other until the end of the world then……., No thanks.

  21. ጉረኞች
    | #21

    Dawi said
    “TPLF/MLLT strategy is the one that succeeded where every one else failed VS the Derg.” Success is not the measure of credibility. There are plenty of brutal dictators who succeeded in throwing out governments both by force and peaceful means. To name a few Nazis and Fascists have also succeeded in 1920s and 30s, I might add by peaceful means. Sane minds do not give them any credit either for their success or strategy.

  22. Babu
    | #22

    “If you learn teach and if you get give”…..I see nothing of this kind of character from professor become minister advisor…

  23. aha!
    | #23

    Dawi! EPLF was engaged in a gorrilla war fare to liberate itself form the colonialist Empire known as Ethiopia of which Eritrea was part Ethiopian province until it was colonized by Italy. During that occupation, they were allowed only a fourth grade education, than when they were federated with Ethiopia.

    There is no comparison between what happened to Poland during the Stalin era of stalinism, unless you are telling me the imitation of the rise of Stalinism in Ethiopia in terms of granting independence to Eritrea, when TPLF was handed over power with the preext of democritization of Ethiopia and governing Ethiopia as one nation, one flag and one language and one Official regligion. According to the current situation, that emanated from the liberation movements of oppression of nations and nationalities that gave rise to ethnic federalism, secessionism and (totaliarinism as carry over from the Derg regime) and its own Marxisist inclination, the Eritrean have received the status of Killil Mengistat of self rule but separate development and most favorable retain the original political boundries of the provinces with Eritrea as one of the federated provinces, the secession of which might be goverened much in the same way for the secession of a state from the 50 States of the USA.

    If TPLF leadership grants secession to Eritrea, who is going to grant secession to Tigrai Province, since both liberation movements fought to liberate themselves from Ethiopia, agaist the wishes of the majority of their own ethnic groups.

    What happened consequentely that Ethiopia and Ethiopians have been governed by a coalition of liberation movements spearheaded by TPLF with ethnic agenda with a constution based on ethnic fereralism, rather than feredralism of the provinces/states, and secessionism that allows ethnic groups to secessde upto self-determination together with totaliarinism.

    The latest development of the political model as OPDF/EUDF/fdre is not far different from TPLF/eprdf in terms of upholding ethnic fereralism and totaliarinism, ideologies that are antitheisis to capitalism and democracy as we know it exercised in North America and Western Europe.

  24. Abiy
    | #24

    [Dawi]‘
    You have encamped in this forum for to long, as a result you might have assumed that your views are bing kindly received in here. Far be it from the truth. The fact that you have attempted to conceal your loyalty to the TPLF regime for long does not prove anything that you are undetected. Quickly, I want to point out the following about your behavior. You are a man what, I call, destitute of conscious. Very often you will have us believe that you are open to ideas, but that is not the case at all. Your attitude and over all commitment speaks to the contrary. You are in here to reassure, defend and protect the financial, political, and security interest of the TPLF regime.
    Therefore, it will be waisting my time to attempt to convince you things are other wise.As far as I am conserned weyanism is fraud. In this connection, I like to point out the claim that Weyane is as a reaction to the brutal rule of Haile Selassie is a myth.Infact, every TPLF artifacts employed to portrait itself as a political party need to be challenged. I mean her records need to be sifted, doubted and eventually discarded by the Ethiopian people. And you [Dawi],who are attempting to argue TPLF will promote what you call “economic development” and went great length to liken it with that of the Asian states makes you as one of the ruling inner circle. No matter how you try hard it is impossible to construct believable argument out of a pile of lies. You probably know this for yourself but you have to do this because in the world of weyaneism winning not the truth is what matters the most. You could be one of those Melese and Sibhat blood relatives who reside in Newhaven who happen to be benefactor of the illicit money that is leaving the country. Either way, it makes no difference to me you are one of those who knows the truth but are UNWILLING to accept it.

    Above in respond against your view I pointed out, it is wrong you or any other person to desire Ethiopian opposition to acknowledge TPLF.Because TPLF deserves not credit but need to be exposed and eventually deposed.
    You see had you been Conscientious instead of demanding Ethiopians give credit to TPLF, you could have approached this issue impartially. You could have pointed out the regime need to be hold accountable about the innumerable crimes too.
    So in my response I listed some of the crimes the government has committed and argued such being its nature it does not deserve credit. For instance I pointed out TPLF has sold large track of land to the sudan.You have not doubted this too be untruthful statement; that means you have accepted it. However you went on tangent and asked Which Sudan? This clearly shows you are interested only in winning arguments. As far as I am concerned this is irrelevant question. The fact is without the knowledge of the parliament Melese sold this land to the Sudan four years ago. The independence of Southern Sudan took place in the mid 2010.You went on to say Sudan is in the verge of disintegration. You are loose in your speach.Here is the difference between TPLF agents such as yourself and peace loving Ethiopians. I am against the disintegration of Sudan, we have not nor are we working towards that end. However, TPLF clique and her cadres are calculating, cold.One minute you see them treating Sudan as friends another time they turn against them. This is not a pragmatic policy as some Uplifts would have us believe, but a visible character flaw often observed within TPLF leadership. I personally believe the Sudanese people sometime in the future might work a political solution to live together. This I believe is the wish of every ordinary Ethiopian. I am fully aware that this will not stick with TPLfits well. For we know that Melese is exposed of having confiding U.S embassy workers to consider assassinating Basher.

    For the rest of you TPLF agents are spying on us here in the west. We need to do our utmost to expose their network. We might consider hiring private detecters to look in to the financial assets of those who are blood relatives of the clique.

  25. Dawi
    | #25

    Abiy,

    About Sudan you’re right I am not sympathetic to them because they did it to us by supporting EPLF and what have you. As they say, what goes around comes around. But I hear you!

    I agree with Prof. Endreas’s assessment of TPLF; I would add by saying – Meles & associates took a kind of opportunist turn out of the Ethiopian Student movement, used & applied Marxism & Leninism by adapting/learning from the peasantry & teaching it back by taking advantage of narrow nationalism. That made them successful in defeating the Derg where others failed. They continued to re-invent themselves and that is why they’re still here.

    The present fervor theory for eliminating inequality in our globe is Developmental State Theory. Meles happens to be in the forefront of that at the African settings. That is what is fascinating for me; if you come up with something better than that, I am all ears.

    Be assured that nothing else is driving me.

  26. Dawi
    | #26

    Abiy said:

    [[..You went on to say Sudan is in the verge of disintegration. You are loose in your speach.Here is the difference between TPLF agents such as yourself and peace loving Ethiopians…]]

    Peace loving as long as we get our PORT back is what you mean? I concur!

    On another note, in the back of my mind, may be naïve but, don’t buy Meles & co. giving away any land to any one, anymore. Off course, they may run deceptive discussions with adversaries – that won’t go anywhere. The one with Egypt is case in point on using the Nile.

  27. መስፍን
    | #27

    ስሎሞን ገ/ሥላሴ አልፎ አልፎ የሚጽፍ/መጽሐፍትንም የሚገመግም ነው:: እንደዕውነቱ ከሆነ ከማደንቃቸው ጸሐፊዎች ውስጥ አንዱ ነው:: ዘደያዊ በሆነ መልክ መለስ አጠገብ ያሉትን ማስተማር; መኮርኮርና ማናጋት ተገቢ ነው:: የጸሐፎው መልዕክት ጆሮ ላለው እጅጉ ጠቃሚ ሐሳብ ነው::
    ከአንባቢያን አንዳንዶቹ አስተያየት እንደተረዳሁት ጎጠኛ; ጠባብ አዕምሮ ያላቸው; አሳዛኝ አስተያየት ናቸው:: የጸሐፊውን ዋና መልዕክት አዛብቶ ለራስ ግላዊ ፓለቲካ መሞዳሞድ የቆመ; የአድነት ሐይልን አፍራሽና ለወያኔ ሆድ አርስ ናቸው:: እረ! መቼ እንማር ይሆን? ከሀገር ይልቅ የራስ ፓለቲካ ድርጅት ጋር ተጣብቆ መኖር?

  28. aha!
    | #28

    መስፊን! ሊፍሊፊስ አስተሳሰብ: በሊፍሊፊስ አስተሳሰብ የሚደገፍ መሆኑን አሳይትሃል የማሃል ሰፋሪዎችሂንም ፖለቲካ ለማንትሰባረክ ሞኪረሃል;: በተርፈ ሲለ ኢቲኦፒያ አንዲነትና ስለ ኢትዮፒያ ሉአላዊነት ጉዳይ የሚያመልኪት ከአንተም ከደራስውም የከረበ ሃሳብ የለም:: ታዲያ የመለስን አጋኦችህ ምን ኢንዲመከራችው ነው ያሰባችሁት::

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