KNOW YOUR NATIONAL PRIORITIES: ABDUCTING ANDARGACHEW TSIGE IS NOT ONE OF THEM – By Tecola W Hagos

July 13th, 2014 Print Print Email Email

Introduction


It is reported by several media outlets and international human rights organizations, such as Amnesty International, that on 8 July 2014, the Ethiopian Television (ETV) had announced and presented a video of Andargachew Tsige, Secretary General of the outlawed Ginbot 7 movement, under custody. It is also reported that Andargachew Tsige, who was in transit to Asmara, Eritrea, had disappeared on 23/24 June 2014 in Yemen after his plane had landed at Sana’a Airport, and that he was handed over to Ethiopian security authorities the same day and flown out to Addis Ababa where he is now in detention in undisclosed location.

It is not a print/clerical error that I wrote “abducting” in reference to the tragic event that took place on June 23/24 in Sana’a, the forceful arrest and delivery of a legitimate international traveler in transit at the Sana’a Airport in Yemen to Ethiopian authorities. I read in reports of journalists and official press statements of governments using the term “extradition” in referring to the arrest and later transfer of the opposition leader Andargachew Tsige to Ethiopia.

The legal term “extradition” is being used loosely by some parties to the conflict. Extradition is carried out in a formal process either pursuant to a treaty or in international comity in the absence of an extradition treaty. Neither process was undertaken in this particular case. There is no extradition treaty between Ethiopia and Yemen, and the international comity process would require either judicial or administrative formal hearing, but neither form of legal process was carried out. Thus the use of the term “extradition” is improper and does gloss over the illegality of the actions of the two governments against the individual rights of Andargachew Tsige.

Ethiopian Government Priority Number One: Arrest Mengistu Hailemariam
Starting with Meles Zenawi, the most controversial Ethiopian leader ever in the history of Ethiopia, Ethiopian leaders after the Second World War had shown very little regard to the well-being of individual Ethiopians. Despite the fact that Ethiopian past and present leaders claim how intensely committed they are/were to the development of Ethiopia, they hardly ever translate their claims to reality on the ground by dedicating themselves to helping individual Ethiopians. The Ethiopian Government leaders and their officials in key governmental authority seem to have no sense of what is in the best interest of the State of Ethiopia and/or its citizens.

It is absolutely Kafkaian what the Ethiopian Government is doing in abducting Andargachew Tsige while the internationally condemned criminals Mengistu Hailemariam and his close associates who are/were the Red Terror perpetrators, the murderers and torturers of thousands of innocent Ethiopians, young and old, men and women and children, are freely living [for Mengistu in luxury] in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in the Western World, and yet an individual who has not murdered, or tortured, or detained a single Ethiopian is hunted down and illegally abducted while in transit on an international flight stop-over. How could any rational person explain or justify such ridicules activities of the current Ethiopian Leaders and their Government?

It is simple common sense not to draw attention to ones flawed system of government by getting involved in horrendous public criminal activities such as abductions, arresting opposition leaders, arresting journalists and bloggers et cetera. But that is precisely what the Ethiopian Government leadership is doing. Such bad governance and abuse of individual human and democratic rights of Ethiopians erodes the image of the current Ethiopian Government. At a time like this where there is the looming controversy with Egypt over the GERD, and no less devastating controversy with many of the Arab countries including Saudi Arabia on the flow of Ethiopian migrant workers et cetera, Ethiopia does not need to draw attention to itself due to the violent activities of its leaders.

Ethiopia’s current leaders, no matter how their backward and antiquated political behavior was shaped by their primitive upbringing in rustic environment of deprivation and brutality, they have had some twenty years of power, wealth and luxurious life, and full exposure to the outside world. There are no excuses to behaving like street gangs and thugs terrorizing and brutalizing citizens. I have heard some street talks that Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn did not know of the government‘s action to arrest Andargachew Tsige. If the abduction of Andargachew was done without the knowledge and order or consent of Hilemariam, the country is in real controversy, indeed. I have written at my own risk advocating that we Diaspora politicians give time for Hailemariam Desalegn, that change cannot be achieved overnight et cetera. I still believe in evolutionary change, but I am not as optimistic as I was early on whether Hailemariam Desalegn is the right person to bring about genuine and transformative change in Ethiopia.

The politics of Ginbot-7
Lawlessness by anybody in any form is unacceptable. Personally, I do not like the political stand of Andargachew Tsige, and even more so that of his political Organization, Ginbot-7. In fact, I have absolute contempt for their vainglorious willingness to submit themselves to the dictates of a determined anti-Ethiopia dictator Issayas Afeworki who had taken steps against Ethiopia’s national security and economic interest both openly and covertly for several decades. I cannot accept any excuse by anybody to side with any enemy of Ethiopia. I have even condemned Meles Zenawi and his members of the leadership of the TPLF for receiving aid from the Sudan, Somalia, and Egypt in fighting against the brutal Mengistu Hailemariam and his soldiers, and to this day I still consider that as a betrayal of Ethiopia because those countries were not friends of Ethiopia. However, help from any other country such as the United States, Britain, France et cetera would not have been as offensive to me as help from Governments that are enemies of Ethiopia.

The issue of the abduction of a person who is in a legitimate aviation transit violates all kinds of international law including international aviation conventions and practices. Whether I support the political program of Ginbot-7 and/or its leadership is immaterial. The issue now is much deeper and of much intense magnitude than mere support or opposition of a political organization or its leadership. It now involves the fundamental rights of an individual subject of international law and norms that is so foundational that the principle of Jus Cogens is applicable as well. [Jus cogens (from Latin: compelling law; English: peremptory norm) refers to certain fundamental, overriding principles of international law, from which no derogation is ever permitted. See Ian Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law (5th ed., Oxford, 1998).]

I happen to be a believer that the means used to achieve a noble goal need be noble itself. I do not accept the cynical idea that that the end would justify the means. Here is where most of our political perceptions falter. There are very many compelling reasons given by knowledgeable individuals that sometime using certain illegal or immoral means is justified if the result is beneficial to society. I do not support such outright opportunistic method that might even be illegal and hurtful to some. I did advocate in few of my past articles for compromise and accommodation of weaknesses in some members of society in order to create an overall harmony within communities.

Addressing Endargchew Tsige, Have Courage
I have watched with dismay the disheveled image of Andargachew Tsige on a video presented by the Ethiopian Government Television program. I heard him making statements that are incomprehensible and utter nonsense about him being desirous of rest that he does not harbor any grudges or ill-will toward anybody. Now I am addressing you Andargachew directly: No matter what you do to placate those in power who abducted you, it will not work. You might as well show courage and public defiance in dealing with your captors. Do not make pathetic remarks how you are tired and want some peaceful rest, or that you do not harbor any resentment to anyone. I was reminded by that statement how Birtukan Midekisa was reduced to a pathetic figure by the statement she signed in order to secure here release from prison, a statement that was drafted by Meles Zenawi. You seem to be reading from scripts provided you by Amnesty International. Whatever your fate maybe at this late stage, accept it and leave your Family members and political followers something to be proud of.

The authorities that are detaining you are not monolithic and some have no honor or compassion. Some of those same leaders have displayed time after time their brutality and violent nature. I am sorry that you were caught off guard, for I assume that you might have taken some precaution to ensure that you will not be victimized this easily. Now, we are talking about the morning-after: to what extent the outside world and your followers would help you attain your freedom is very tenuous, but if pursued with vigor and in large numbers, it might succeed.

Conclusion
The native people of this country used an aphorism by stating that walking in someone else’s moccasins is the best way to understand that such individual. I understand Andargachew Tsige, for his motivation though extreme and not politically wise or savvy, has elements of a school-boy’s idealism. Though I have never personally met him, I have heard him presenting ideas when he was a member I believe of the EPRDF through his political organization the EPDM, at a crucial and tasking time for EPDM and EPRDF in general, and later in the Washington area in one of those endless presentations at hotel auditoriums.

I have read the official statements made by the Ethiopian Government officials on pronouncing the death sentences on individuals tried in absentia for plotting the murder of some Ethiopian Government officials. It is absolutely a flawed judicial process that provides for the condemnation of anyone to death based on the hearsay (not properly cross-examined by defense counsel) testimony of codefendants. Even if we admit that hearsay as the exception to the rules on hearsay evidence/testimony, there is an insurmountable test of criminality of realistic evaluation whether what was conspired for was within possibilities, for individuals can fantasize on any number of things but that does not translate into a criminal activity automatically—some showing is necessary.

One might also consider the problem why we Ethiopians failed repeatedly to produce good leaders as a consequence of a social and a cultural system that systematically eliminated the Alpha-male from the community through brutal leveling discipline right from childhood throughout one’s life. And those that survive that form of abuse from family members, teachers et cetera finally would meet their demise in the hands of dictatorial regimes. What might be left behind, after all the negative pruning is a population that suffers from deep seated psychological destructive energy unable to channel properly such energy into constructive social responses. What we have become in general is narcissistic—shallow, uncooperative, and megalomaniac individuals suffering from a Napoleonic syndrome of grandeur on one hand, and a devastating feeling of insecurity on the other hand.

My last words are meant to the ears of the Ethiopian Government Leaders: By violating international law and norms, you are not helping the causes of Ethiopia. There is no need to arrest, detain, torture, kill et cetera anyone for political reasons or otherwise. There is a bright future for Ethiopia if only you become transparent and approachable to all Ethiopians. There is much to be done and there is no need for adding controversy after controversy to an already fragile Ethiopia. What do you gain for Ethiopia by imprisoning individuals like Eskinder Nega, Reeyot Alemu, Andualem Arage, the young bloggers, and countless others, or now abducting Andargachew Tsige? As political leaders you must not act because of bruised ego, selfish motives, ethnic biases, religious intolerance et cetera. Above all do not be afraid of your fellow Ethiopians, for the public has a fifth sense, and can sense insecurity in its leaders even from a distance. There is nothing worse than losing the trust of your fellow Ethiopians. The use of force cannot solve everything especially political controversy. Now, I urge you to release all political detainees and prisoners including Andargachew Tsige.

Thank you All.

Tecola W. Hagos
July 12, 2014
Washington DC

  1. kentu
    | #1

    We blame someone for our weakness forexple hailslasie,derg,weyane,Shania,omg meles,,, andargachew, mengstuhailemariam eprp extra but all is wrong the fact is our iq

  2. kentu
    | #2

    Scientists they prove it in Israel base on research they. Bring kids from different. Part of the world like Russia,Poland,Ethiopian. Jaws the. Kids from. Ethiopia the result was. Under average.like. Dinosaur they. Leave in this. Planets 50000 years. Ago. But they disappear right now so don’t blame anyone even. After 10000 we can’t. Change.it’s a IQ

  3. Tewodros Mandefro
    | #3

    TERRORISM IS THE CANCER OF CIVILIZED SOCIETY

    As any civilized society that our country (Ethiopia) also should not tolerate terrorist.

  4. Alem
    | #4

    I applaud you for taking a stand on the manner in which Andargachew was abducted. This could not have happened without knowledge of the British [or for that matter the US] government. I too do not agree with the strategy G7 has devised to work with Eritrea. Unlike you, I am for replacing Tplf-led government with a more representative one. As for Mengistu Hailemariam there is now emerging a consensus that he may not be as bad as he was made out to be. Many are pointing to four factors. 1/ Mengistu and his government was not as corrupt as the Tplf-led; 2/ Mengistu did more to stand for the territorial integrity of the country [though his use of violence was counterproductive]; 3/ Tplf-led government came in promising free and fair elections, the rule of law, and economic freedom; citizens can now vote but only if Tplf-led coalition won, the courts are politicized, and the economy is state-led. 4/’Land to the tiller’ for which many lost their lives was reversed by Tplf for political reasons. Further, Mengistu’s government never ethnicized appointments or segregated the economy. Tigrayans are in charge of key posts in politics, military, and economy; Tigrayans could run businesses in all regions; others are relegated to their own; none in Tigray region. EFFORT is a multi-million dollar business conglomerate set up with aid money and interest-free bank loans but serving interests of Tplf leaders and Tigray region. No one could question its operations or demand investigation. In Benishagnul-Gumuz bamboo and gold business licenses are issued only to Tigrayans; I could go on listing coffee, construction, trucking, khat, etc. Coalition party leaders are appointees of the Tplf. You know all this; I am repeating this for those who may be coming across this discussion for the first time.

    Yes Mengistu must face justice. Yes Mengistu should be seen in the context of the world he operated within. The West was decidedly against him; Russians were ever suspicious of his intentions [or as they put it his nationalistic fervor]; Eprp of which you were a member was looking for his head as did Meison, Olf, Tplf, and Eplf. In other words, none of the leaders of the opposition wanted to settle disputes peacefully. None. None could see the damage [both short-term and long-term] to the nation. Mind you I have always been opposed to Derg-rule; the interesting development at present is that many Ethiopians are re-considering those days up against what Tplf-led government is doing to citizens and to the country. Do you realize tens of thousands are fleeing their own country because there is no economic opportunity; and for those who organize to enlarge the political space prison and the torture chamber is their destination. I appeal to you by birth-mother’s compassion to stop pointing fingers at the mostly aimless and destructive opposition and stand in the gap for those whose future is being denied them.

    It is unconvincing and dishonest on your part to state that the hydro-project over the Nile is significant without laying out the economic terrain in its entirety. Citizens have to go through 16 years of educational training to end up laying cobblestone?

    Meles [posthumously], Seye, Seyoum, Sebhat Nega, etc. should also face justice. I know you count yourself a humanitarian, guided by strong humanitarian principles. Think with me now; should the deaths of 70,000 youths for a war that served no purpose whatsoever be swept under the carpet? For how long? Do you realize how this might have affected those who survived them and the lost economic and spiritual potential to society as a whole? How about the more than 16 billion dollars illicitly transferred to foreign banks?

    You keep repeating Hailemariam is in control. Should I be the one to tell you you either are deceived or deliberately deceiving? Yes we all see the face is that of Hailemariam; the voice, however, is patently Tplf’s. If Hailemariam had an ounce of integrity left within his soul the honorable thing for him to do is to resign. More and more he sounds like he is intent to outlie Meles.

    I find your suggesting that Andargachew should speak his mind very naive. After all, what was cast on television was doctored as well as taped beforehand. You are right in underlining the inhuman treatment the present regime is known for serving. Can you believe Zone 9 Bloggers are still in jail illegally for over 65 days?

    Your present write-up is good but not good enough. It should be translated into an actionable plan. International legal experts like yourself should get together and lodge complaints/send summary reports to international bodies in regard to crimes of Mengistu, Meles, Seeye, Sebhat, Seyoum, etc. I commend you for raising it; I hope you will carry it through to, if need be, the international court.

  5. abchahu
    | #5

    TWH,

    You are simply, in one word, an OPPORTUNIST. That too of the highest form.

    - You are advising not to trust and work harmoniously with neighbors but open the doors for far distant countries.

    - Dead or alive statements for terrorists from westerners are fine with you but for African are questionable.

    - Ethiopian leaders are not doing any different, whether it is extradition or abduction, it is learned from your masters. The knowledge of the two words would have been much better without mentioning Andargachew.

    - No one has any right to judge any person under arrest for any of the person’s statement, that too whether tortured or not. No need to show bravado and demean those who are in hell hole.

    - The least one can do for those who are under arrest is pray for ease of pain rather than ridiculing for their statements under duress. As professional law person you must know what it means duress is and it’s value.

    Cheers

  6. Wondemu Arega
    | #6

    Dear Prof. Hagos, reading your essays, I always try my best to read between the lines as you seem to write in a vague and contradictory terms. I don’t understand your utter negligence of the treaty between the countries Ethiopia and Yemen. Unless you are lining up yourself with those who articulate a treaty between two “failed countries” doesn’t amount to much, there is a treaty which is legal and binding. But the broader point you missing is, treaties or not, the very fact that this individual has declared war against a government which boasts to being elected by the people – it’s validity is another matter of course. In addition, he was labeled as terrorist and has been sentenced to death in absentia by the government and the courts respectively. Unless you come from a twisted political view that says what this government in general and the courts in particular do is a lawless act, then I don’t see your argument that this government has no moral obligation to do what ever measure it deems necessary to apprehend and take out those kinds of people from harming the peoples interest (poor man’s drone). Where you should applaud them for their tenacity to go after a declared enemy who shares the pillow with another known troublemaker-in-chief (Afeworki), you stayed true to your “Diaspora politician” mantra by lecturing them, instead , who they have to apprehend first. Is that your view that they are incapable to walk and chew a gum? Lastly, your comment about “By violating international law and norms, you are not helping the causes of Ethiopia.” is missing the realty. Do you think for a minute that the likes of HRW, AI, GenocideWatch, Anna Gomez, ESAT, etc will start saying something good about this government no matter what they do? They have their own agenda and it doesn’t align with the government’s world view. That is indisputable fact. As far as I can tell, “..The causes of Ethiopia” are not hurt when it comes to aid and investment from the international community as demonstrated by Britain after Andy’s arrest. In conclusion, the message and lessons we need to emphasize from Andy’s arrest is that in a place where there’s a space for disagreement – be it a narrow one – resorting to old and narrow minded political engagement as exhibited by the likes of Dr. Birhanu and Andargachew is a one way street with no return. If you engage in such twisted and outdated activities, the government is more than capable to hold its own. That should be the moral of this “abduction” – to give you the last word.

  7. Treaty
    | #7

    Tecola said, in his articles that deal with the abduction of Andargachew Tsige by the terrorist and mercenary organization that calls itself Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front.

    “…Now I am addressing you Andargachew directly: No matter what you do to placate those in power who abducted you, it will not work. You might as well show courage and public defiance in dealing with your captors. Do not make pathetic remarks how you are tired and want some peaceful rest, or that you do not harbor any resentment to anyone.”

    In my view you failed to understand the exact import of his words by saying he was attempting to ‘placate’ his enemies. Contrary to your charge, Andargachew said,”I am not angry! I am not in despair! I am at peace with myself! I finished my mission! I just want rest! Andargatchew uttered these words with Eternity in his immediate view. Therefore, these are the word’s a patriot, a hero, and of a martyr. Indeed the freedom of Ethiopians must be sprinkled by her YEKURT LET JGNOCH.

    My question for you is why you are driveling here. Specially, your charge concerning the relationship between G-7 and what you referred Eretria the enemy of Ethiopia. But, what does this mean for you? Were you bothered in any way when Shabia put TPLF in Menelik palace 23 years ago in which you were a leading participant in that new order?

    Andargachew is indeed hero! You have no moral value to criticize him sitting in your comfort from abroad. The meaning of life is not measured by how long one lives for his belly. Rather, how one lives it fruitfully, productively not for self-interest but for a greater cause.
    I don’t put in the same box the one who is a notorious Mehal Sefari, Tensheratach ,and Aderbaye Mehur and one who is ready to be a martyr because he had already prepared himself for such a mission. I myself once was not a fan of being assisted by Eretria. Not anymore! TPLF must go and it will be taken out with the collaboration of Eretria and Ethiopia as fast as a speed of light. The remnant of TPLF bandits know this very well than the rest of us like to admit. And when Andargachew spoke about the blessing in disguise he might have this in view.

  8. Dawi
    | #8

    [[..I have watched with dismay the disheveled image of Andargachew Tsige on a video presented by the Ethiopian Government Television program..]]

    I have read several such comments by folks but, we are talking about a guy who just got abducted, probably that interview took place within hours of the abduction as his sister Eskedar figured out. Under such circumstances his behavior wasn’t more distressful than say a man who just missed a last air-flight to attend a brother’s wedding. So not that bad!

    I find the following comment to be more fitting. BTW, Dr. Berhanu has confirmed on ESAT earlier that Andargachew has completed his assignments and was getting ready to rest.

    “..ለመሆኑ ኢቲቪ… no despair የሚለውን ነገር ለምን አልተረጎመውም Smile የሚተረጉምላቸው ሰው አጥተው ከሆነ… no despair ማለት…ተስፋ መቁረጥ የለም ማለት ነው…ብለሲንግ ኢን ዲስጋዝ…ወይም የሆነው ሁሉ ለበጎ ነው… እኔ ማድረግ ያለብኝን ሁሉ አድርጌ … ማረፍ በፈለኩበት ግዜ አሳረፋችሁኝ … በሉ አሁን… መግደል ከፈለጋችሁ ግደሉኝ… ሜዳውም ይሄው… ፈረሱም ይሄው ነው ያሉት :: እንደውም የሆነ ቦታ ላይ… ሰልፉን አታስቆሙትም ሁሉ ሲሉ ይሰማል …እንደገና እየደጋገምክ ስማው Smile ….”

  9. Baymeno
    | #9

    To defend and protect the country is a priority. Andargachw was not ” an innocent legitimate international traveler”. You are smart you know that. To fulfill your hidden agenda you refused to see that fact. You defend the country by stopping those who are sworn to destroy the country by sleeping with our arch enemies like Eritrea.

    Tecola, you mixed up a lot of fiction and facts and as a result, you lost your credibility. On one way, you disagree with the policy of Ginbot 7 and on the other hand, you object the arrest of Andargachw. Are you saying the government pass this opportunity? He admits and his ticket indicates that he is going to Eritrea. You can google that the guy has been in Eritrea training and arming fighter against Ethiopia. What else do you want?

  10. abchahu
    | #10

    Is it allowed to post comment or not?

  11. Ittu Aba Farda
    | #11

    The author of this article should be applauded for this valuable and advice loaded article.

    Obbo Tecola:

    Please allow me to join you in your very wise advice to those who are in charge of the regime back home. This is what I want to say to them:

    I want to remind concerned officials of the regime back home that subjecting defenseless prisoner to physical torture is a crime that the world around you will never forget and I urge you to refrain from this cruel practice. You may feel now that you are indomitable but that was how the former Emperor thought. That was how Mengistu thought. That was how Ziad Barre thought. That was something Sadaam never doubted for a second. Something unthinkable has had happened to all of them. They are gone and gone for good not necessarily in dignified ways. Most of them had subjected political prisoners to agonizing physical torture, sent them to long term imprisonments and executed them whenever they liked it. Do not torture this family man and you should bring him to court as soon as possible so the rest of the world can see. You should give his family and concerned diplomatic staff access to this prisoner. He should be provided with proper counseling immediately. These prisoner rights are right there in your own constitution in black and white. Above all, Ethiopia is a signatory of the Geneva Convention and other similar agreements related to prisoners safety. You should never forget that. That is all I want to say.

    I also agree with the author who should be the priority and in the cross hair the current regime back home in bringing past gross violators of human and democratic rights especially those who callously murdered their opponents at will. I share my suspicion with the author that some of those savage killers and torturers of the Mengistu era may be waking among us as we speak quietly thumbing their noses at justice denied. The mockery of all justice can be if any of them have been able to re-badge themselves as leaders in any of the opposition groups. I think what those victims and their families of the red terror of the 1970′s and 80′s need is an organization similar to The Simon Wiesenthal Center with a sole mission of tracking down all those who committed atrocities during that terrible period in our history. Those are savage animals that do not deserve a second of freedom outside prison gates.

    Lastly, I want to repeat my question to the organization of this abducted person that I had asked before. Why did they go and collude with a proven human and democratic rights violator in Asmara who rules over his own people with pointed and cocked guns? I am not making this up. You need to look at reports upon reports of many neutral human rights organizations and recently the complaints of gallant religious leaders from inside that country. Eritrea and its people should left alone to their own device that will remain within their own territory. Who elected him a ‘liberator’ as a ‘Simon Bolivar’ of the Horn of Africa? When was such an election took place? When and where? In 1993 they had overwhelmingly voted to going alone and wanted nothing to do with the rest of us. What the goon in Asmara wants to see among us is a bloody hullabaloo preferably along ethnic lines so he can fish in the troubled waters. That despot along with his lieutenants will not rest until they see us killing and butchering each other to a vertical anarchy. That is their ultimate plan with out the shadow of a doubt. In my book, all those who aligned themselves with this despot and his entourage are nothing less than committing a grave mistake that will put our people in harms way. And I am not alone. 90 millions of them agree with me. Call me what ever you want but that is what I stubbornly believe.

    Again and a usual, this is my 2 cents worth of opinion and advice.

  12. Anonymous
    | #12

    You think you know it all don’t you why don’t you do something practical than sitting in your lonely apartment and criticizing those who try to do what they can I bet to write what you wrote help you pass your lonely days in your little apartment talk talk that is so easy it’s take someone especial to do what Andargachw tried to do we are tired of hearing people like you so do us a favor and shut the f up or do something other than sitting on your ass and talk about others

  13. Kimbsay
    | #13

    The abduction and rendition of ato Andargachew Tsige violated international laws and human rights. The TPLF ethnic dictators do not have any regard for these laws and norms and behave and rule like bandits in the bush. The TPLF is an ethnical fascist front and uses all the means it musters to stay in power. Professor Tecola knows that the TPLF is the handwork and creation of the EPLF (Isaias Afewerki. The number of Tigrayans (90-130,000) that perished to crown Isaias Afewerki were by far more than that of the EPLF. As the foot soldiers of the EPLF, the Tigrayans have paid immense sacrifcies to free Eritrea from what the late TPLF leader,Meles Zenawi called `Amhara colonialism`. The late Meles Zenawi was committed to building and developing free Eritrea despite the opposition and complaints of Tigrayan nationalists. The late Zenawi was smart enough to blind the Tigrayans with the intense hatred towards the Amharas. He planted the fear and hatred among the Tigrayans that the Amhara will devour them and the TPLF is their only protector and savor.

  14. Anonymous
    | #14

    Prof. Tcola says,”Andargachew Tsige, who was in transit to Asmara, Eritrea, had disappeared on 23/24 June 2014 in Yemen after his plane had landed at Sana’a Airport, and that he was handed over to Ethiopian security authorities the same day and flown out to Addis Ababa.”

    The immediate transfer of Andargachew to Addis Ababa and the amount of money spent on Andargachew (close to 3.5 milllion dollar) speak volumes. It reveals the depth of TPLF/EPRDF’s fear. EPRDF never cared to spend that kind of money and never was quick to act like that for other opposition parties except G7.

    I respect Prof Tecola highly as a learned professor of the highest caliber with deep love for his country. But I register my difference with him in this article in which he says G7 was wrong to work with Eritrea.

    Prof Tecola, Ethiopians cannot continue to suffer like that under TPLF. We waited 23 years without change to our suffering. We are not living under TPLF mistreatment to go to heaven. We want our life on earth too. We cannot allow TPLf to take away our rights. G7′s choice to work with Eritrea to remove TPLf is right and just. The arrest of Andargachew and the amount of money spent on this only man tells us how effective work G7 has been conducting in Eritrea. Many try to corner leaders of G7 including ESAT journalists by asking what are you doing. G7 leaders should not fall in this trap. It takes time to build a formidable army and organizational skill to topple one of Africas’ militarize government and a rich party like TPLF. It is clear that G7 has to strengthen its security operations and that by itself is a process. And following such tasks, G7 is not to start a war against TPLF out right as many including ESAT journalists are pressing. G& people should be cool headed and take things at a time.

    Their formidable action at this time should be attack well studied strategic places and retreat. Attack of these places should lead to enormous loss that would affect the health of the economy seriously. . And there are other actions to be taken to shiver this government. Let them start things one at a time. Let them alone to do their job.

  15. Fool
    | #15

    To all naturalized citizen of Great Britain, Please do not fool yourself that you are truly a citizen of that country. You are just nothing. Look what happened to Andargachew Tsege.He did not go to Yemen as an Ethiopian but as a British with British passport and imagine how much contempt the Yemen government had for the passport Andaregachew carried. Regardless of Andargachew’s nationality, the Yemen government extradited him to Ethiopia as an Ethiopian. Who gave the Yemen government the right to treat a British citizen as an Ethiopian and send him to Ethiopia. Did it receive a go ahead from London because Britain does not care for its naturalized citizen? Andargachew would not have stayed this long in prison if the British government had believed Andargachew as its citizen.

  16. Ancient-Yeha.eu
    | #16

    ውድ Alem,

    ግፍዐኛ ተግባራት ደርጊ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ትግራይ relativize እንትግበር እንትርኢማ, ብኾፈይ ኮረንቲ ስለዘጨብጠንስ, ብምንታይ ከምዝዛረብን, ዝሕዞን ዝገድፎን’ውን ኣየፍልጠንን:: ንዝኾነ ይኹን ሓጺር ቃለይ ካብ ገፊሕ ማህደረይ እንሆ::

    “ናተይን ናይ ከማይ ዝኣምሰሉን ፖለቲካዊ ፀገማት ምስ ኢትዮጵያ ተቲሓሒዙ

    ትግራዋይ እየ:: ትግራዋይ መኾኒየይ፣ ኣደይ ጓል ዓድዋ፣ ኣቦይ ድማ ወዲ ኣኽሱም(እኮታ ብኹሉሙሉ ወለደይ ደቂ ግዝኣት ዓድዋ-ምድረ ፅዮን) ብምዃኖም ጥራሕ ኣይኮነን:: ብፍላይ-ብፍላይ ብመንፈስ ካብ ብዮሎጂካሊ ንላዕሊ ዝሓየለ ትግራዋይ ንኽኸውን ዘብፅሓኒ ምኽኒያት ኣሎ:: ብፅዓዱ ኣቆፃፅራ ብሺሕን ትሽዓተ ምኢቲን ሰማንያን ሓሙሽተታት ከባቢ፣ መንግስቲ ደርጊ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ብነፈርቲ ገርካ ብምድብዳብን፣ ሰፈራ ብዝብል ሰበብ እንዳጎተትካ ብምንግልታውን ዝቐትለሉን ዘጋፍዓሉን ዘጥምየሉን ዝነበረ እዋናት እዩ ነይሩ:: ምኽኒያት እዙይ ኹሉ ግፍዐኛ ተግባራት፣ ደርጊ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ትግራይ፣ ዋላዃ ዝተወረሰ ፅልኢት ኣንፃር ህዝቢ ትግራይ ስምዒታት‘ውን ኣይስኣኖን እዩ ክብሃል እንተተኽኣለስ፣ ግን እቲ ዋና ምኽኒያት፣ ነቲ ኣብ መደረኺኡ ኣብ ምድሪ ትግራይ ኮይኑስ እንዳሓየለ ዝመፅእ ዝነበረ ብረት ሒይዙ ኣንፃር ደርጊ ዝቃለስ ዝነበረ ህ.ወ.ሓ.ት. (ህዝባዊ ወያነ ሓርነት ትግራይ) ንምድኻምን ንምጥፋእን እዩ ነይሩ:: „ዓሳ ንኽተብርስስ ነቲ ሩባ ኣንቅፆ“ ከምዝብልዎ ዓይነት ትልምታት ምኻኑ እዩ:: በዚ እዋን‘ዙይ ን‘ህወሓት ዝድግፍን ዘይድግፍን ተጠቓዕነትን ሓዘንን ዘይተሰምዖ ትግራዋይ ኣብዚኣ ምድሪ ኣይነበረን:: ብቕድሚኡ ኣብ ዝሓለፉ ሙሉእ ምኢቲ ዓመታት ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ካብ ዝበፅሐ ሕሱምን ግፍዐኛን ተግባራት ብምብጋስ ነቲ ናይ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ብረታዊ ቃልሲ ኣንፃር ደርጊ‘ውን እንተኾነ ዘይድግፍ ትግራዋይ ነይሩ ክብሃል ኣይክኣልን:: ኣነ‘ውን እንተኾንኩ ከም ዳርጋ ኹሉ ትግራዋይ ነቲ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ዘካይዶ ቃልሲ ብስር መሰረቱ ደጋፊ ኾይነ እንዳሃለኹስ፣ ግን ካብ መጀመርቲኡ ጀሚረ ነቲ ህወሓት ዝኽተሎ ፕሮፓጋንዳዊ ኣይዲዮሎጂ ስለዘይፈተኹዎ ናይ ህወሓት ኣባል ንምዃን ቅሩብ ኮይነ ኣይፈጥን:: ግን ከምኡ‘ውን ኮይኑ ነቲ ዝርኣየኒ ዝነበረ ናይ ህወሓት ገይጋታት ንኽዕገሶ ተገዲደ::
    ከመይ-ከመይ?
    ብቕድሚኡ ኣብ ሓደ ሓፈሻዊ ናይ ኢትዮጵያውያን ዝኾነ ፖለቲካዊ ተሳትፎ ከም ኣክቲቪስት ኮይነ ዝተወሰነ እንቅስቃሴታት ኣሕሊፈ ስለዝነበርኩስ፣ ናይ ብስነ ስርዓቱ ዘይተረዳእኻዮ ፕሮፓጋንዳዊ ኣይድዮሎጂ ምኽታል፣ ጉድኣት እምበር ጠቔመታ ከምዘየብሉ ተገንዚበ ስለዝነበርኩ፣ ህወሓት ክተናሽዎ ጀሚራ ንዝሪኦ ዘለኹ ጌጋ፣ ደጋፊ ንምዃን ቅሩብ ኣይነበርኩን:: ግን ከምኡ‘ውን ኮይኑ ብግልፂ ንህወሓት ንክወቕሳ ኣይተበገስኩን፣ ህወሓት ብዝምልከት በፍርቂ ልቢ ነባሪ‘ውን ኮንኩ:: ጭራሽ ብደገ ኮይነ‘ውን ሓደ-ሓደ ምትሕግጋዛት ኣስተዋፅኦ ነበረኒ::
    ብዛዕባ ን‘ህዝቢ ትግራይ ካብ ደርጊ ዝወርዶ ንዝነበረ ወፅዓ ግና መሪር ሓዘን ይስምዓኒ ስለዝነበረ፣ ብዝረኸብኩዎ ኣጋጣሚ ኹሉ እዙይ ተግባራት ግፍዐኛን ዘይግቡእን ንምዃኑ እዛረብ ነይረ:: ሓደ ምዓልቲ‘ውን መብዛሕቶም ኣብ ናይ ቀደም አክቲቪስት ዝነበርኩሉ እዋናት ምስዝፈልጦም ተጋሩ ዘይኮኑ ኢትዮጵያውያን ሓቢርና ቡን ኣብንሰትየሉ እዋን፣ „ደርጊ ኣብ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ግፍዒ የካይድ ኣሎ“ ዝብል ቃል እድብሪ:: ከመቅፅበት ሓደ ካባና ንህር ብዝበለ ድምፂ መልሲ ይህበኒ፣ መልሱ፣ „አንተ ደግሞ ስለ ግፍ ከምታወራ፣ ይልቁንስ እዛ እየሄደ ስለሚወድቀው ወታደር አታስብም ይልቁንስ!“ ይብል:: ኣነ‘ውን ዝሓልፍ ዘሎ ናይ ወትሃደር ሂይወት‘ውን ከምዘሕዝንን፣ ግን ኣብ ዝኾነ ዓይነት ገበን ዘይውዓለ ምሽክን ሓፋሽ ቆልዓ-ሰበይቲ ህዝቢ‘ውን ከይተረፈ ብተፈላለየ መንገድታት ዝሃልቕ ከምዘሎን፣ ነዙይ ድማ ተሓታትነቱ መንግስቲ ደርጊን ወተሃደራቱን ንምኻኡኖም ድምፀይ የስምዕ:: ብድሕሪኡ ኩሎም ኛው-ኛው ይብሉኒ‘ሞ ኣነ ምስኣብሃህላይ ጥራሕ በይነይ እኸውንን እተርፍን:: ካብኡ ቀፂሉ‘ውን ብዝተፈላለዩ ኹናተታት ተመሳሳሊ ዓይነት ጉዳያት የጓንፉኒ:: ዝገደደ ሓዘን‘ውን ይስምዓኒ:: ሓዘነይ ክገድድ ዝኽኣለሉ ምኽኒያት፣ ለካስ ህዝቢ ትግራይ፣ ትግራዋይ እንተዘይኮይኑስ ካሊእ ዋላ ሓደ‘ውን ኣብ ጎኑ ጠጠው ዝብለሉ ወገን የብሉን ኣብ ዝብል ገምጋም ስለ ዝተመሰጥኩ እዩ:: ምስኡ‘ውን፣ ዋይ ኣነ ለካስ በይነይ እየ ዘለኹ፣ እዚኦም ምሳይ ዘለዉ ኹሎም ብዛዕባ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ምንም ወገናዊነት ኣይስምዖምም ኢለ ብዝበለፀ ከቢድ ሓዘን ይስምዓኒ:: ዋላኳ ንሃገረይ ኢትዮጵያ ዘየወላውል ፍትወትን ፍቕርን እንተሃለወኒስ፣ ግን ብቸኛ ትግራዋይ ከምዝኾንኩ ይስምዓኒ:: እሞ ጉዳይ ኢትዮጵያ ኣትሓሒዝካስ ምስ ተጋሩ ጥራሕ እየ ብምርድዳእ ክነብር ዝኽእ ኣብ ዝብል ኣብሃህላ‘ውን እበፅሕ::
    ብድሕሪኡ ዋላኳ ካብ ካልኦት ኢትዮጵያውያን እንተዘይርሓቕኩስ ግን‘ከስ ናብ ተጋሩ ምቅርራብ አብዝሕ:: …………………………………………………………..”

  17. aha!
    | #17

    The end game of this article is that you are doing fine as a legitimate government body but you violated the individual rights according to international law for abducting Ato Andargachew Tigue, the secretary General of Ginbot 7, eventhough I do not support his political views. Is this a position statement to challenge the TPLF/eprdf regime, a conglomeration of ex-liberation fronts which fought against oppression of nations and nationalities by the previous regimes including the Derg regime at the end. Knowing the TPLF/eprdf regime is a government without removing its hat as a party, and alignment of the parties within with ethnic agenda, rather than national agenda for unity, territorial integrity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, where the last item refers to individual freedom, liberty and equality to have precedence over ethnic and secessionist rights. While these are the premises setting the confrontations in Ethiopia today is between Ethiopian Nationalism Ethnic Federalism, Ethnic Secessionism and/or Ethnic Nationalism, where the focus is ethnic and secessionist rights rather than individual rights a premise for democratic society and government. You deriding the “Ethiopian Government”, to my understanding the YPLF/eprdf regime, where the teletafi parites serve as a cover for TPLF, an ethnic party that has evolved by extinction, expulsion and now by division running the country under the constitution, it created with ethnic federalism, secessionism and totalitarianism and/or State Capitalism, denying the silent majority of Ethiopians free market capitalism and yet exploiting and having a political and economic and political strangle hold of the countries resources by TPLF/Political, TPLF/EFFORT, TPLF affiliated enterprises, cadres and foreign corporations particularly in terms of land lease as well as perpetrating humanitarian, economic, political and environmental crises document over the years are only blamed for not respecting individual rights, when it comes to the abduction of a political leader representing Ginbot 7 by the TPLF/eprdf regime that does not respt individual rights in the first place. I suggest you wite a position paper as a Law Professor to challenge the TPLF/eprdf regime for its constitutional frame work as well as individual rights with respect to the International Law. Thank you for sharing your opinion with Diaspora. However it is just an opinion.

  18. Dawi
    | #18

    Alem said:

    [[..You keep repeating Hailemariam is in control. Should I be the one to tell you you either are deceived or deliberately deceiving?..]]

    If you mean by control similar to former Meles he is not but he is not expected to have the same control as the extraordinary man to begin with; that was perhaps a historical requirement for meles to be that much in “control”; no body else would be that because it is not even necessary IMO. As we see EPRDF is back to its collective leadership. That suits the country for now.

    HD in his last interview has explained how exceptional his predecessor was; next to god! :-) Further more, he said he has seen many world leaders in his career but none of them are close to Meles’s caliber. He also said if I am allowed to paraphrase that Meles was a rare occurrence in the world and perhaps god’s gift to Ethiopia. There is nothing new of what he said there; Dr Susan, Prof. Andreas and others have said similar things.

    Having said that, under the circumstances HD has as good of a control as any other dedicated prime minster would follow the foot steps of the monumental former prime minster. The fact that he was selected and ordained by the great leader makes him even more special.

    The bottom line my friend is that the Developmental State Model is already in place; what is left for any prime minister is implementing the plan and HD has dedicated his life to do that and no one can take away that from him.

    Taxonomy as you seem to repeatedly point out in all your posts may have been a major factor when TPLF started and the following years but now it is subsiding. I say it will completely die in the coming years; we have seen in the past that even if you are one of the founders of TPLF/EPRDF and you are out of line you end up in jail. Seye and others are examples of that.

    Lately, after the developmental state is implemented what counts has become more and more the party line not your ethnicity. I say, already HD is taking it even further more in that direction to its ultimate death bed for the sake of a United Ethiopa.

  19. Tecola W. Hagos
    | #19

    Dear Wondemu Arega ar #6:
    Thank you for the note. I do not consider national security treaties as “extradition” treaties, in reference to the Ethio-Yemeni Security Treaty of 1999. Yes, there was signed a security agreement between Meles Zenawi and the then Yemeni President in 1999; even then it is not clear whether follow-up and proper local procedures were undertaken in either States as the ratification process. Furthermore, the agreement was not deposited with the United Nations, where I checked and I did not see any record of it either. At best what we have is a political oriented instrument and a not juridical oriented one, which is not the essence of having an extradition treaty. In almost all extradition treaties I checked, any extradition request that has political reason as its base is disallowed or excepted.

    Your other comment about national security and the right for a state to defend itself against “political” based attacks proves my point why there is no “extradition” treaty but a national security one. Thanks.

  20. aha!
    | #20

    Furthermore, it has been documented that the this a government with no independent branches of government, you are advocating a strategy to challenge the government through the courts. If it is a government with national agenda instead of ethnic agenda with ethnic dictatorship, minority now and majority under the plan of Medrek and/or Ginbot 7,and a government of independent branches of government, rather than the current non-independent branches of government would there be a parliament targeting dissenting parties, press organization leaders and journalists and individuals in lieu of anti-terrorism law without due process and debates in the parliament to stream line the law all of which are being implemented by the security forces supporting the TPLF/eprdf regime along the teletafi parties, the loyalist opposition parties and the kilil administrators of the teletafi parties as the realities on the ground for the last 23 years of a regime that rules in a colonialist and apartheid system suppressing dissent at the gun point now through the court system of arresting and incarcerating in the horrendous fashion. Your advice to this regime in this article is nothing more than a spank on the but.

  21. Legesse N. Gurme
    | #21

    Predyof Techola,

    Thank you for your article. I share your concern about Ethiopian political leaders who apologize to the murdErer TPLF regime. Birtukan’s case is a tragedy. I wish she didn’t ask Melese for pardon the second time. I am sure it will haunt her for the rest of her life.On the other hand, Andargachew is a LION.I listened several times what they transmitted. His voice is hardly audible and the video clip is clearly tampered.So far he is a hero and he is moving the struggle much more than he could ever achieve roaming around as a “free man” in London or Asmera. To borrow a phrase from him his abduction is a “blessing in disguise”. The struggle got the fuel it badly needed. Let me tell you its effect on me and on several of my friends and associates:
    1. Now I am pro-Eriteria and support Esayiyas. Esayiyas did not do a fraction of the damage that Melese and his TPLF stooges inflicted on Ethiopia. We will never get back our sea ports as long as TPLF is in power. No one is trying hard to appease Esayiyas than the traitors in Arat Kilo.They are now begging Esayiyas to receive “free” electricty through Sudan. The Eriterins that were expelled during the war are now allowed to return and there are more Eriterian in the corridor of power than any other etnic group but Tigrian. The Ambo masscare was triggered when the TPLF plan to settle large number of Tigrians and Eriterians in Addis and its environs was reveled. So do you get it? What more will Ginbot-7 or anyone give to Eriterians?
    2. I will support financially and otherwise Ginbot-7. I hope they have structural ability to channel all this support that they are getting and will do something concrete on the ground;
    3. I will work harder to end the apartheid TPLF regime in Ethiopia. For now I am ANDARGACHEW and declare “NO DESPAIR”

    LONG LIVE ANDARGACHEW!!!!!!!

  22. Dawi
    | #22

    aha said:

    [[..State Capitalism, denying the silent majority of Ethiopians free market capitalism..]]

    By now everyone should know that “free market myth” is nothing but a nonsense. It is a self serving fiat propagandised by the corporate beneficiaries.

    Here where we reside In 2008, the banks did not uphold the principle of free market values and keeping the state out of the market – they begged tax payer money to cover their debts and bail them out. The IMF recently estimated that this bailout has so far cost the taxpayers of the world £7.12 trillion ($11.9trn). That is the equivalent of a £1,779 hand out to every last human being on earth. Can you even imagine that?

    Not only is the market not free, but it never can be. It requires legislation to prevent rational corporate behavior which would undermine it; it requires state intervention as in Ethiopia to do the right thing such as building the necessary infrastructure, raise the level of health, education and social welfare so that individuals you talk about benefit and the existing utter disparity minimized.

    The sooner we abandon this “free market” madness, the sooner we can answer the bigger question: how do we create a means of economic organization which has the highest chance of meeting our social goals?

    The Developmental State concept seems to have the best answers for us today. It may be something else tomorrow but, first thing is first.

  23. TPLF is indeed a mafia party
    | #23

    TPLF ,claims, to her financers that she is a democratic state, and that rule of law is respected .On the other hand, she kidnaps and commits international terror against political opponents such as the one done to Andrgachew.

  24. Tecola W. Hagos
    | #24

    Alem at #4:
    I have no problem in trying individuals for committing murder, torture, crime against humanity, genocide, and treason, during activities claimed to be part of some political motivated activities. I set no statute of limitation and/or double jeopardy protection for such criminals. Thus hiding from justice and the judicial process should not be a refugee from prosecution. For example, the United States, true to its history of allowing Nazi criminals from the Holocaust period of the Second World War to settle in the States, has allowed three generation of criminals from Haile Selassie regime, from Mengistu Hailemariam regime, and now from Meles Zenawi regime. The United States has also allowed criminals from political organizations that had committed similar crimes as government leaders over the period of the last half a century.

    I believe allowing political leaders, military commanders, and functionaries who committed such crimes to live through their normal length of lives without ever charging them with their crimes and properly punishing them for the crimes they committed is in itself a criminal act. I do not believe in political motivated “forgiveness” as Meles Zenawi did with the notorious government leaders, military commanders and brutal functionaries of Mengistu’s regime. By such act Meles has committed another crime against all those who were victims all over again, this is in addition to the many treasons of compromising the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ethiopia he committed.

    I strongly believe Ethiopia can only heal if such past criminals as indicated above are brought to justice and punished for their crimes. Alem listed few individuals from the current regime of EPRDF/TPLF, but many more should be added to that list including individuals from EPRP, Meison, OLF and many other political organizations. The law of war and the rules of engagement apply not only to governments but also to organized insurrections, rebellion, freedom fighters, and liberation fronts. I will include in that group of criminals religious instigators who committed atrocities against different religious groups or individuals with different religion. However, no two crimes are equal in their devastation on Ethiopian victims.

    This idea of prosecuting political leaders and their functionaries for crimes against humanity et cetera is not some new idea for me, if you had followed my articles carefully you would not have any ground for your derogatory statements.

  25. aha!
    | #25

    Dawi! free market capitalism in terms of at least in terms of private ownership of land anywhere in Ethiopia was available under the Monarchy of His Imperial Majesty, which never the less was challenged with respect to land reform. That system has been replaced by totalitarianism and/or state capitalism and free market capitalism is available to TPLF/political, TPLF/EFFORT, TPLF affiliated enterprises, cadres and foreign corporations particularly in terms of land lease, why should be a myth to the silent majority of Ethiopians.

  26. Dawi
    | #26

    Legesse said:

    [[..Now I am pro-Eriteria and support Esayiyas. Esayiyas did not do a fraction of the damage that Melese and his TPLF stooges inflicted on Ethiopia…]]

    That is exactly why EPRDF has to handle Andargachew and others like him in a dignified manner. He was a friend of Meles but became impatient of the pragmatism of his friend. His friend has the responsibility for all of his followers; including the narrow nationalists. After all they are the horses that brought him to power. He perhaps took too much of his sweet time respecting the loyalty of all his followers more than what Andargachew, Berhanu or Bertukan would like him to. They all fall apart because of that.

    I say, if there was a time line and they all lived long enough to see that day, it is likely Andy, Meles, Berhanu and Bertukan would have one day joined coalitions of sorts to work together and see their people continue the rapid democratization process. Meles has dropped out but they can still do same with HD down the line.

    As the government has the upper hand, it should handle the matter delicately by giving all a playing space in their country so that they don’t resort to violence.

  27. Yohannes Ke Dallas
    | #27

    As usual, Professor Tecola’s incoherent and disarrayed article has no qualm to curse left and right. Started with the “abduction” wording and went on in to lecturing Andargachew why he was saying what he said on ETV. It is emotionally raw and full of dismal arguments.
    How does Tecola flip flops in many stances?
    1)In one of his previous pieces he wrote demeaning article about Kings Teodros and Minilik. What he got in return from Diaspora Ethiopians, who he dislikes most, was barraging disapproval and condemnation.
    Now in this article he wants to appease the same Diaspora, took off his hands from those kings and wrote the following. “…..Starting with Meles Zenawi, the most controversial Ethiopian leader ever in the history of Ethiopia, Ethiopian leaders after the Second World War had shown very little regard to the well-being of individual Ethiopians. “Really??? What a new discovery professor? Tecola thinks that this is somehow a new finding ¬¬¬¬that is not known by majority of his countrymen and wants to shade light on it. “Now it looks like that he is taking back his curse by saying in effect, the kings before Second World War were better in handling the welfare of their subjects. What a dramatic conciliatory turn?
    Such emotionally immature, condescending nature and pompous remarks in most of Tecola’s articles compelled the majority of Abugida readers to be against his useless scribbles. As a learned citizen, he should point out the way out from our vicious circle dilemmas instead of cursing left and right in every opportunity that he gets. The professor looks so vindictive and resentful but sugarcoating his feelings with justice and dares to tell the bandits to go after Mengistu H/M and has a nerve to tell Andargachew, that he failed to answer his captor’s interrogation to his satisfaction. As I see it apart from being bitter he is so biased and selective for whom he seeks justice to be served. He turns a blind eye for those corrupt criminals in power including Siye and numerous corrupt tplfites. Who knows what Tecola who becomes justice advocate of today, has done when he was eprp and then when he was serving as TPLF top man advisor? Apparently, it looks like he failed to observe the dictum that says when you point your index finger on someone four are pointing to thyself.
    2) Tecola was accusing Al Mariam of treason for his opinion on the Nile dam project, but fells short to call Meles Zenawi treasonous mafia, instead for some reason he leniently called him the most controversial leader ever in the history.
    Is the word controversial being suitable enough for Tecola to call the nameless devil that caused enormous suffering and put open ended time bombs for those 90 million plus Ethiopians?
    3) professor T was advocating for HD at one time by lambasting Diaspora regime opponents who believes that HD was handpicked opportunist and a Trojan horse for tplf and now he is about to say HD was not as he expected him to be. It was Tecola’s passion with ETV that makes him believe and put forward his arguments based on ETV propaganda. But the reality is different from ETV hoopla. It is just an opinion that reflects TPLF policy not facts. One cannot win a case based on opinion and the law professor understands this better.
    4) “….such bad governance and abuse of individual human and democratic rights of Ethiopian erodes the image of the current Ethiopian government” In the eyes of this professor who is glued to ETV day and night, the image of the current Ethiopian government is still in a good shape and he fears that this image will be tarnished if they abduct and throw everyone who dares to speak the truth to jail. This is the dissimilarity between Tecola and the opponents of the regime namely most Diaspora including myself that they believe that the image of these thugs sitting at the name of government has already been tarnished from the outset. But for this professor he thinks that their image is refined and still intact.
    Sometimes, I am wondering how our bright minds or the so called educated ones could go south in their analytical thinking and logical approach of any given situation be it political, economic or social affairs. Regrettably, it is absurdity in play.

  28. dodo
    | #28

    Tecola tries to reinvent himself with every article and each time he goes deeper into his tribal Tigrean mud. He wants us to believe that dude HaileMariam chosen by his evil friend Meles has power ha! ha! Go tell it on the mountain. Alem should also refrain from bringing up the evil criminal Mengistu Hailemariam as a comparison. He is evil and vicious in his own right. All Ethiopians of good will should categorically condemn both evil regimes

  29. Alem
    | #29

    I appreciate as well as agree with your comments. The question now is how to get Ethiopian intellectuals and civic leaders to compile the necessary documents and lodge an overdue complaint to international bodies. Remember one way Ethiopian rulers have been good at it to preempt such a scenario by labeling any who oppose them and in some cases go all out and hand out judgments in absentia WITHOUT A SHRED OF EVIDENCE [OR ON THE BASIS OF MANUFACTURED EVIDENCE]. Do you believe Zone 9 Bloggers or Reeyot wrote their opinions to “destabilize the country?” @Tecola W. Hagos

  30. Legesse N. Gurme
    | #30

    Dear Dawi,

    Thank you for your matured view on Andargachew. What we are witnessing is a completly intolerent and unaccomodating group at the helm. They want to terrorize and force into submission the entire population. Look what they are doing to the bloggers. What crime did these youngsters commit? Look how they disrespect their own law and judiciary system. They are saying openly that they have the right to loot and plunderage. The late Degazemach Zewde counseled Melese that etnocentrism is determental to Ethiopia. Meles replied that he want to create a Tigrian power center with dominant economic power like the Jews that one day dwarfs East Africa. The wise Degazemach replied that it is unlikely to happen by marginalizing the entire population. One only has to look how unsustainable the middle east has become to understand what Zewde has said. Many Jewish experts now openly admit that the state of Israel will not exsist as a democratic state for more than one generation. Similarly, a Tribalist-Tigrian controlled Ethiopia will not exsist much longer.

    My question to the Diaspora Tigrian intellectual is: why are you so complacent? Where is your voice for justice, equality and freedom? Why do you betray us at a time that we need each other most? Didn’t we die with you during the Durg oppresion? Didn’t we support your cause, like Andargachew did, when TPLF fought the Durg? Why don’t you say it is wrong to inprison the Zone 9 bloggers? Why don’t you say it is wrong to displace the resident of Addis in mass,under the name of development, and build high rise buldings exclusively owned by Tigrians who seem to have all of the financial means to do what ever they want to do and who are above the law? Do you really believe that this will be sustained? SHAME ON YOU !!!!!

    I have the highest respect for Prof. Tecola for being the rare light in the darkness of Tigrian intellectuals in the Diaspora.

    Long Live Ethiopia !!!
    Long Live The Great People of Tigrai !!!
    Long Live Andargacchew Tsige !!!

  31. Treaty
    | #31

    I very much decided long ago not to respond to your comments. However, it becomes obvious your comment above makes it clear that you began to be alarmed and concerned about the end game respecting TPLF. No doubt, though you are alarmed, you try to crack a jock out of a sad situation. The kidnaping of Andargachew and the ongoing torture that he is enduring is a watershed event for the movement to Liberate Ethiopia. The TPLF central core led by Workeneh,Gebeyehu, Debretsion Gebremichile,Getachew Asefa, Berket Simon and weyane General Mohamed Yonus has made it clear the only alternative to Ethiopians is to be willing subjects to their cabal. This is TPLF’s end game. The kidnaping of Andargachew and his ongoing torture is the water shed moment for the Ethiopian resistance. On the one hand, such blatant act on international soil by TPLF against leading opposition figure gives a green lite for the Ethiopian opposition to take drastic action against TPLFits wherever they are. On the other hand, it gives Millions of Ethiopian unemployed youth to gladly join the movement to liberate Ethiopia. It is a matter of time Ethiopians with the assistance given by Eretria will soon gather a force to be by the TPLF comics in Addis. The joint Ethiopian Eritrean stand not only is capable of removing TPLF from power but is able to check the colonial powers who heavily influence Ethiopian politics under the present bandits .

  32. Abegaz
    | #32

    WWhy that is after 23 years of oppression by TPLF, Ethiopians could not achieve their freedom? The answer lies in three basic reasons:

    1) In 1998 Ethiopians committed the greatest mistake. They lined up along the side of TPLF to fight Eritrea.

    2) Ethiopian intellectuals write day in and day out about how bad Eritrea is and that concept hindered for any formidable armed opposition to flourish in Ethiopia backed by Eritrea.

    3) Ethiopians reject TPLF in a descent way and do not fight back when they are even harassed or beaten by TPLF security. It is a daily practice to see a 100-pound weighing police man can beating a 200-pound weighing protester in the open air. Hundreds of trucks line up to carry away thousands of young men and women to concentration camps and the youth willingly submit. Mind you, one person alone could disable all those trucks. There are plenty of methods they can take to avoid such illegal detention. Such things are unthinkable if Ethiopian youths were determined like the Palestinians. Avoiding the right to defend oneself is not a solution to build democracy. Democracy came to the US when it became clear that there is no winner in a fight after they went through a fierce fighting. Americans thought us the essence of the right to defend oneself. And that is how US constitution allows citizens to own arms and defend themselves from oppressive government.

    So to proclaim our rights and build democracy, we need to stop looking Eritrea as an enemy. Whatever bad happened in Ethiopia is due to TPLF. The way forward is working with Eritrea and not cursing it. A lot of effort is required to teach confused Ethiopians in this regard.This is the most important and pressing issue now in Ethiopia.

  33. Ancient-Yeha.eu
    | #33

    ክልተ ነጥብታት:

    1. ብፍላይ ደሳለኝ ን’ኣዋሳ ኣብኪዩ “ጠቕላይ ሚኒስተር” ካብዝኾነሉ እዋናት ጀሚሩ, ንዲያስፖራ ዶኾን, ዋላኳ ዘይበኽዩ እርንተኾኑስ, ግን’ከስ ከምዝገበርኩ ገይረ እንዳተገለባበጥኩ ኣበሳጭየስ ከም ገለ ዶኸን ብናይ ኣራት ኪሎ ማግኔት እስሓብ እኸውን ኢሎም ዝሓልሙ ዲያስፖራውያን ውሑዳት ኣይኮኑን:: Without any content for ETHIOPIANS, only for the sake of sitting on the chair and the matter of looting together with those powerful men in behind.

    2. ከምቲ መንግስቱ ኅ/ማ ሓሲብዎ ዝነበረ, ምናልባት ምስ ኤርትራ ኮይንና ዶኸን ንትግራይ ንኽንጭፍልቓ ንኽእል ንኸውን, ኢልኩም ንትሓልሙታ ደንባራት, ክትፈልጥዎ ዝግብኣኩም ነጥቢ, ኣድላዪ ብዝኾነሉ እዋናት ከመ ቅፅበት ካብ ሸውዓተ ምልየን, ዓሰርተ ኽልተ ምልየን ክንከውን ከምንኽእል ኣይትረስዑ:: ሕሱማት ተግባራት ናይ ዒራ-ዒሮን ሲናይን’ውን ብዝበለፀ ነዚ ኹናተ’ዙይ ዝሕግዝ ኣስተዋፅኦ ገይሮም እዮም::

  34. aha!
    | #34

    Abegaz! What is inherently authentic is for Ethiopians to align themselves along national agenda for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignty of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, where the last item has to do with individual freedom, liberty and equality to have precedence over ethnic and secessionist rights. Aligning with TPLF/eprdf or EPLF/Eritrea does not take us anywhere, because the two regimes the two sides of the same coin, if you remember what Issayas Afewerki sid at one time and the only time in Amharic “benena bemelese mhakel liyunet binor beeritra gudy ine ibelte ine ibet bemalet bicha new”. The Eritrean province along with either one /two ports seceded which is followed by the ideologies in the constitution of ethnic federalism and secessionism that set the condition for ethnic nationalism, future boundary conflicts armed struggle for ethnic secessionism/nationalism and an ongoing genocide. Do you believe Ginbot 7 forming a coalition with OLF and others forming a coalition as revision of AFD1, not a merger under the national agenda will bring back Eritrea to follow suit with the national agenda if and when it unseats the TPLF/eprdf regime of ex-liberation fronts which fought against the previous regimes, which never the less stood for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignty of Ethiopia, with human rights violations taken into account for the Derg Military dictatorship and TPLF/eprdf’s ethnic dictatorship. Apart for the prevalent security, federal police forces and killil administrators being supportive of the TPLF/eprdf regime, it would be hard for any armed struggle to be fought from inside Ethiopia as the case was with EPLF and TPLF, while I would not doubt the value of standing army if and when they are consolidated around the national agenda and if and when the non-violent uprising to freedom (economic and political) under the national agenda for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignty of Ethiopia and Ethiopians followed by ratification of the constitution to establish a democratic government free of ethnic and secessionist politics and/or policies with individual liberty as the centerpiece of the constitution.

  35. Alem
    | #35

    Dear Dodo,
    Try to read what is there. I said, “As for Mengistu Hailemariam there is now emerging a consensus that he may not be as bad as he was made out to be.” I don’t know how wide and how often you read issues concerning our homeland. Comparing Meles with Mengistu does not necessarily mean Mengistu was a saint. Everybody knows that. On the other hand, Meles [along with Tigrayan 'intellectuals'] often compared himself with Mengistu to cover up his brutalities and ransacking of state treasury. @dodo

  36. Ancient-Yeha.eu
    | #36

    .
    ለዴሞክራሲ ታጋዮች Abugidaዎች ሆይ,

    “India, the largest democracy has 22 languages which have been given the grade of National Languages.”

    ስለሆነም ቁጥር 33′ን ለህዝብ መክፈቱ ጠቀሜታ እንጂ ክፋት የለውም ……………..!

    ከሰላምታ ጋር……………………………..!

  37. Senay
    | #37

    Yes but Ethiopia is not India. How can you not know this? Secondly, you need to get a representative government in Ethiopia first and then determine if, how, and which languages should become “national languages.” You may have forgotten Wagagoda was waste of money and poor planning; the plan was to create division/suspicion and rule southern region. Thirdly, if it came to deciding a national language policy priority would be for Amharic, Afaan Oromo, and Somali populations; Tigrigna would come fourth or fifth with a population of 4 million. Moreover, Tigrigna and Amharic are compatible and therefore the need is not so apparent. Let us not forget it was the great Emperor Yohannes IV who made Amharic the language of government. I know you were not born then but you could as easily have read it in history books and educated yourself. I don’t understand why you would suggest having Tigrigna for discussion in Abugida when 1 in 10 do not use it. It may be a lot easier for you to migrate to Aiga, ToL, Meskerem or even Erit@Ancient-Yeha.eu

  38. Ancient-Yeha.eu
    | #38

    ን ‘Senay, (in the Abugida by ተኮላው ስለ አንዳርጋቸው, ቁፅሪ 38, ብዕለተ 22.07.2014)

    First, that ግብዝ ignoring was not consequent. ግን እዙይ ከምኡ ኢሉ ይፅናሕሞ,

    ቅድሚ ኹሉ, ቃልን ደብሪኻ, ገዛን ዓፂኻ (ዓዕፂኻ) ምህዳም ናይ ብዓርስኻ ምትእምማን ምልክት ከምዘይኮነ ንሕብር::

    ቀፂልና ድማ ብሽም ኮነ ብኻሊእ ኹናተታት ከም ነፋሒቶ ምልውዋጥ, ከም ናይ ቅድሚ ሕጂ ዓይነት ጉዳያት, ከም ጋሻ መሬታትኩም ንህንድታት ምልጋስ ነገራት ከኽትል ስለዝኽእል ይተሓሰበሉ ንብል::

    እቲአን ዘውሳእኻየን ነጥብታት ብዝምልከት ድማ;
    1. እቲኦም እተውስኦም ዘሎኻ ድረ ገፃት ብዝምልከት, ትሑዛት እዮም:: ካብኡ ተበጊሰ’ውን እየ ልዕል ኢለ, “ኣድላዪ ብዝኾነሉ እዋናት ከመ ቅፅበት ካብ ሸውዓተ ምልየን, ዓሰርተ ኽልተ ምልየን ክንከውን ከምንኽእል ኣይትረስዑ::” ዘበለኒ:: ቅድም ኢለ’ውን 1/4(ርብዒ) ሕብረተሰብ (Population) ኤርትራ ናብ ጀርመን ካተመሓላለፈሉ እዋናት ጀሚሩ እንተወሓደ ኣብ ኣውሮፓ, ትግርኛ እቲ ብብዝሓት ዝዝረብ ናይ ኣፍሪቃ ቋንቋ ንምዃኑ ሓቢረ ነይረ:: ማልት’ውን ናብ ካሊፎርኒያ ከማና ገይሩ ዝተሰደደ ኣፍሪቃዊ የለን ኢልኩም ብዝተጀሃርኩምሉ ሰሙናት:: ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ድማ ህወሓት ስለዝዓፀወቶስ ኢንተርኔት ዝብሃል መስመር የለን ትብሉ ነይርኩም:: ስለዝኾነ እቲ 1ን10 እትብሎ ነገርካ ከይኮነ ምኽኒያትካስ, እቲኣ ሓቂ ኣፍሪጥካ, ምስ ካልኦት ብሓባር ምንባር ስለዘየፍትወለይ እዩ, ዘይትብል::ብፍላይ ሃፍታም ቋንቋ ትግርኛ እንትርኢ ርእስይ’ውን ስለዘሕመኒስ ኣይተርእዩኒ ክትብል’ውን ትኽእል ኢኻ, ኣይተ/ወይዘሮ ድሙስያ ናይ ኣቡእን ኣይገድፍ::
    2. ብስር መሰረቱ ድማ ንሳቶም (እቲኦም እተውስኦም ዘሎኻ ድረ ገፃት) መነታርኽቲ እምበር ቅርሒተኛ ፀላእተይ’ውን ኣይኮኑን::
    3. ቅርሒተኛ ፀላእቲ ማለት እቲኦም ንህዝበይ ከብርሱ ሓሲቦምስ ግን ብቅልፅም ኣሕዋተይ ስለዝተቐደሙስ, ሕጂ ግና ንስኻትኩም ጥፍኣቶም ኣቻቺልኩም ትንሳኤ ክትህብዎም እትደልዩ ዘለዉ እዮም:: ኣነ’ውን እንተኾንኩ ኣፍቲ ንስኻ እትርከበሉ ቦታታት ሕልልኽ ዝብል ዘለኹ, ፀላእተይ ከይምለሱኒ ስለዝሰጋእኹ እምበር, ናይ ግዴታ ንዓኻ ከም ቦኽሪ ዓርኪ ኾይነ ክዕጅብ ስለዝሓሰብኩ ኣይኮነን::
    4. ሓላል ዮሃንስ ብዝምልከት, What is ጭሰኝነት, What is ነፍጠኝነት, ብዛዕባ ዝብል ጉዳያት ከይተግገንዘበ ዝበፅሓ ነጥብታት, ሕጂ ብዘመን ናብ ግዝኣተ ክልል ተገልበጥ እዋናት ይስተኻኸላ ስለዘለዋ, ብዘየግድስ ብዙሕ ኣየባእሰናን, ምስ ዝኾነ ናይ ኢትዮጵያ ቋንቋታት ድማ ፍኹክር ከይኣተናስ, ማዕሮ ንማዕሮ ሓቢረን ይንበራ ጥራሕ ኢና እንብል ዘሎና::
    ድሕሪ እዚአን ነጥብታት ምውስአይ ናብ ናይ ወደፊታዊ ሓሳባት ክሓልፍ::

    The only perspective:
    ብዘይ ምንም ግዴታ, ብድልየት ጥራሕ, ኢትዮጵያ እንተውሓደ-እንተውሓደ ብኹለመንኣ ከም ህንዲ ንኽትከውን ክንፅዕር ኣሎና! ንኽንዕወት ምእንታን ህወሓት’ውን ተሓባበርና በጃኺ:: ጥራሕ ምስትተሓባበርና እዩ ዋላ ኣብ ካልኦት ድረ ገፃት’ውን እንተኾነ ከም ዝስዕብ ዓይነት ዘለፋታት ዘይመፅኣኪ;

    ተሰራቢጥካ ቀዳማይ ብምዃን
    “Alem
    July 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm
    You just gave them a hearing. And that is what such want to achieve; they crave for recognition. ………………..”

    ብመወዳእትኡ ግና ኣይተ/(ወይዘሮ?) ዓለም, ንዓኻን ንመሰላትካን ቃል ክኣትወልኩም:
    ናይ ግዴታ ኣይትምፅኣና ብሃልቲ እንተኾይንኩም, ብዛዕባ ኢትዮጵያ ምዝራብ ጠጠው ኣብሉሞ, ኣነ’ውን ኣይመፅኣኩምን:: ናትኩም “ቃልሲ” እንተኾይኑ ድማ ኣብ DC ኮይንካ ሽም ካብ ምፅላም ሓሊፉ ዘምፅኦ ረብሓታታት’ውን የብሉን:: እወ, ኣብ እንዳ ቢራ ቤታት ጉድጓዳት’ውን “ኣሉላ ጋሻ” ትቀባበሉ ኢኹም:: ግን ነቲ ኣሕዋተይ ናብ ህንዲ ውቅያኖስ ዘብፅሕዎ ምረሻ, ብዓፀፌትኡ ንስኻትኩም ድማ, ቁርሲ ኣብ ጁቢቲ,ምሳሕ ኣብ ቁልቢ, ድራር ኣብ ብኣታ ኣከናውንኩም, ብጽባሒቱ ድሕሪ ኣብ ብኣታ ቅዳሴ ናብ ኣላጀ ገፅኩም ቅልቅል ክሳብ ዘይበልኩም, ጉራታትኩምን ፀርፍታትኩምን, ዘይትሰምዖያ ፀርፊስ ዳርጋ ደርፊ ኢልና’ውን ክንሓልፎ ንኽእል ኢና::

    ነዚ ዝብለካ ዘለኹ ኩሉ መልሲ ምስሃብካኒ, እቲ እትምኽሓሉ ዘሎኻ “እንግሊዝኛኻ” ከምይ ኢሉ ከምተስፋሕፈሐ ከርድኣካ እየ:: ድሕሪኡ ንስኻ ድማ ኣሽሓት ፀርፍታት ኣምፂእኻ ክተንህረኒ ኢኻ:: ምስንሃርኩ ድማ, ነቲ 1991 ዓ.ም. …… ከምብሓድሽ ምናልባት ክመልኦ እየ:: Then, maybe TIGRIGNA of ዓባይ ትግራይ on the road forwards like that english from the small island-ታላቅዋ ብርታንያ::
    ብድሕሪኡ ዘሎካ ዕድል, ናብ ሃራረ (እቲ ሓዲሽ ቁልቢ ገብርኤልኩም!) ከይድካ ጂን-ቶኒክ ምጭላት ጥራሕ ………!

    ሉተር ብቋንቋ ጀርመን, ጋሊሌ ብቋንቋ ጥልያን እንተዘይፅሕፉ ነይሮም, ጀርመንን ጥልያንን ኣፍቲ በፅኢሐምዎ ዘለዉ ምዕባለታት ኣይምስበፅሑን ነይሮም, ናትካ እዩ ናትካ ዝኸውን እምበር ናይማትካ ናትካ ኣይኸውንን::

    ፈተኻ-ፀላእኻ ኣነ እየ ወለተ ኣዴኻ, በለት “ባርያ”:: Unity in diversity ንኹለን ቋንቋታት ኢትዮጵያ ብምኽባር:: ብቕድሚያ መፍትሕ ክረክብ ዘለዎ ናይ ኢትዮጵያውያን ሕብረተሰብ number one Problem!

    Long live the unique ግእዝ ፊደል!! ኣብ ሙሉእ ኣፍሪቃ እትዝርግሓሉ ምዓልቲ ክመጽእ እዩ!!

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    የውስጥ መረጃወች እንደሚጠቁሙት አቶ አንዳርጋቸው በኢህአዴግ ሰወች አለመጠን የተገረፈ ሲሆን በግርፊያው ጊዜ 300 ሰወችን ጠቁመዋል ተብሏል:: ይህው ምንጭ እንደሚያስረዳው ላፕቶፓቸው የተያዘ በመሆኑ የግንቦት ሰባት ደጋፊወች አባላትና የግንባሩ ስትራቴጂም ለኢህ አዴግ ተላልፎ ተሰጥቷል:: ግንቦት ሰባት ከውስጥ ራሱን ሊመረምር ይገባዋል:: መረጃው ለኢህ አዴግ የደረሰው ከውስጥም ከውችም ነውና::

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    ካብ #16 ዝቐፀለ

    “ኣፍቲ ዝነብረሉ ቦታታት ዝነበሩ ተጋሩ ግና እደ-እግሪ ዘየብሎምን በቲ እዋን‘ቱይ ኣብ ሮማ ኾይኑ ንብዓል መለስ ይልኣኣኽ ንዝነበረ ብርሃነ ገብረክርስቶስ ናይ በለካ-ለኽዓካ ዝኣምሰሉን ናይ ስለታታት‘ውን ወረታት ከቀባብሉ ዝኽእሉ ጥራሕ እዮም ነይሮም:: ስዩም መስፍን፣ ተወልደ “ዓጋመን” ባሌማን እውን ቅልቅል እትው ይብሉ ስለዝነበሩ፣ ንዐዖም የጋይሽዎምን የሕድርዎምን ነይሮም:: እዚኦም ቅልቅል-እትው ብሃልቲ ነቶም ዘሕድርዎምን ዘጋይሽዎም ዝልግስዎም ዝነበረ „ትምህርቲ“፣ ከምቲ ኣብ ሱዳን ዝለመድዎ፣ ኣብ ኣውሮፓ‘ውን እንተኾነ፣ „ምሁር እንትብሃል ተበላፃይ ስለዝኾነ ከርሕቕዎን ከጥፍእዎን ከምዘለዎም“ ነበረ:: ምሁር እንትብሃል ሓደ ክልተ ፊደል ዝቖፀረ ጥራህ ከይኮነስ፣ ዝኾነ ዓይነት ሕልናዊ መንፈስን ኣቛምን ዘለዎ ሰብ ማለት እዩ:: እዚኣቶም ንብዓል ፊደል ዝቖፀረን ሕሊናዊ ኣቛም ዘለዎን እንተርኣኹስ ርእሰይ እዃድኣ እሓምም ብሃልቲ፣ ሓደ-ሓደ እዋናት‘ውን ከም ደርፊዶ በዓል‘ዶ ዝብልዎ ናይ ጫው-ጫው ርክባት ይገብሩ ስለዝነበሩ ንቑሩብ እዋናት ናይ ቦታታት ኣመቻቻዊኦም ብምዃ‘ውን ተሓባበሪኦም ኮንኩ:: ግን‘ከስ ብዙሕ ከይፀንሐ ኣብዙይ‘ውን እንተኾነ ከይውዓለ ከይሓደረ ፀገም ይገጥመኒ:: ናይ ስለላታታት በለካ-ለኽዓካን ዘመላልስ እምበር ትሕዝቶ ዘለዎ ሓሳባት ዘንሸራሽር ሰብ ከምዘይደልዩ ብኣሽሙራት ገይሮም የረድኡኒ ጀመሩ:: በዚ ተግባራቶም እዙይ፣ ሓደ ብኣሽሙር ተሓንባቢ ሰብ ቶሎ ኢሉ ክሸማቐቕ‘ሞ ከምኦም ኮኑስ ናይ ባለካ-ለኽዓከኦም ዋና ፀሓፊ ብምዃን ከገልግሎም እዮም ዝፅበዩ:: ብፍላይ-ብፍላይ ህወሓት ካብ ጀብሃን ሻዕቢያን ዝተቐበለቶምን-ዝተቐበለተንን ብሽም ምፅላም ተግባራት ዝሰልጠኑን-ዝሰልጠናን ካብ ኣናፁ ዘይሕሹ ፍጡራት ንዝርኣየ፣ ኣይኮነንዶ ዋና ፅሓፊኦም ክኸውን፣ ብዝሓለፍዎ ጎዳና‘ውን ንኸይሓልፍ ዘምሕሉ እዮም::
    ፀሓፍቲ ዝኾኑሎም ተጋሩ ግን ቐስ ብቐስ ይርከቡ ጀሚሮም:: ሓደ ገለ 10 ዝኾኑ ኣብ ሶቭየት፣ ቼክ ወይ ድማ ናይ ሽዑ ምስራቕ ጀርመን ኣብ ትምህርቲ ፀኒሖም ናብ ምዕራብ ጀርመን ቅልቅል ዝበሉ ነቲ በለካ-ለኽዓካ ፀሓፊነት‘ውን ሓዙዎ:: እዚኣቶም ሓደሽቲ ናብ ምዕራብ ጀርመን መፃእቲ ዋና ፀሓፍቲ ነቲ ኣብ ውሽጢ ህወሓት ዘሎ ፀገም ዘይርድኦም ኮይኖም ኣይኮኑን:: ግን ቀደም ኣብ ናይ ደርጊ ቀበሌን ብድሕሪኡ ድማ ኣብ ምስራቕ ኣውሮፓን ሕልፈቶም ናይ እሺ ኢልካን ሕሊናኻ ሸጥካን ንሓያል ተኣዚዝካ ምሕዳር ልምድታት ኣትዩዎምን ተሰሚምዎምን ስለዝኾኑ፣ ምስቶም ካብ ጀብሃ-ሻዕቢያ ዝተኣራረዩ ኾይኖም ንኸም ከማይ ዝኣምሰሉ ክሪቲካል ኣተሓሳስባ ዘለዎም ተጋሩ ኣናሽዮም ዓቕሎም ንኸፅብብሎም ንድሕሪት ዘይብሉ ፊደል ዝቖፀሩ ግን‘ከስ ብኻሊእ ወገኑ ግና መሃይማን ካድረታት እዮም:: ምፅሓፍን ምንባብን ስልዝኸኣሉ እዮም እምበር፣ Intellectually ካፍተን ህወሓት ካብ ሻዕቢያ ዝተቐበለን ኣባላት ኮሚቴ ወረርሽኝ ዕስለ ኣይሕሹን:: reflect ንዝገበርዎ ከይኮነስ፣ ነቲ ዝተኣዘዝዎ ነጥብታት ጥራሕ እዮም ዝኽተሉ:: እቲአን ካብ ሻዕቢያ ዝመፅኣ፣ „ቐደምኩም‘ከ ንስኻትኩም እኮ ተበለፅቲ ምሁራት ኢኹም“ ኢለን ከየፈራርሕኦም ስለዝሰግኡስ ካብ መጀመርትኡ ብባዕሎም ዝሰንበዱ እዮም::
    ብጎኒ ድማ እቲኦም ሻዕቢያታት ኣለዉ፣ እኮታ ብዓል ሃየኒ ከይተፀውዑ ቅልቅል ብሃልቲ ሃንቀላ ናይ ርጉኦታት፣ ኢደይ ሓምዘቕኩ ከይተሓተትኩ፣ world champions ብምውሽላኽ:: ብዕሊ ካብ ዓለም ናይ መወዳእታ፣ ብሕልሚ ውሽልኽና ግና ከም ሲንጋፖር ልዕል ዝበልና ኢና ብሃልቲ:: መምህራን ናይ ኮሚተ ማሌሊት ወረርሽኝ ብሸነኽ ውሽልኽና:: ብኸምዙይ ዓይነት ናህርታት፣ ናይ ዝተወላገደን ንወዲ ሰብ ዘይጠቅምን ናይ ፀላእኹዃ ኣጥፋእኹኻ ውዕሎታት ቃልሲ ብሰለስተ ሓይልታት ይትሓዝ::
    1. ከማይ መን ኢትዮጵያዊ ብሃልቲን ናፈቕቲ ናይ Ancien Régime፣ 2. ሕሊናን ሙሁርን መጥፊኢት ማሌሊት 3. ንዓርሰይ ስለዝፀልእስ ሲንጋፖር እየ ኢለ ብምህዳም ተጀሃሪት ሓሳዊት ሻዕቢያ::
    እዚኦም ሰለስቲኦም ሓይሊታት ዋላኳ ነንሕድሕዶም እንዳተናኸሱስ፣ ግን‘ከስ ናይ ኩሎም ሓባራዊ ጠባይ ንብዓል ሕሊና ብዓል ኣቛም ኢትዮጵያዊ(ብፍላይ ትግራዋይ እንተኾይኑ) ኣጥፊካ ምሕዳር ብዝብል in mutual understanding ይራኸቡ እዮም:: ስለዝኾነ‘ውን፣ ከማይ ዝኣምሰለ ኣብዚኦም ዘለዉ ተጋሩ‘ውን ቦታ ይስእን‘ሞ ኣየፍቱይ-ኣየፍቱይ ኮይኑ ይተርፍ:: ምስ ኢትዮጵያውያን ምርድዳእ የለ፣ ብተጋሩ ተቐባልነት የለ፣ካብ ናይ ሻዕቢያ ውሽልኽና ምህዳም ኣይተኽኣለ፣ እህድኣ ኣየፍቱይ-ኣየፍቱይ ተቐርቂርካ ምንባርን ኮነ ዕድል::
    ናይ ምፍጣጥ ሓይሊታት ከም ግዝኣተ ኦሪት ከምዙይሎም ምስተሰለፉን ሒሊናን ኣቛምን‘ውን ግን ቦታ ምስስኣናን ዓመታት ይሓልፍሞ ብመወዳእቱ ደርጊ‘ውን ተሰጉጉስ ማእኸላይ መንግስቲ ወንበር ኢትዮጵያ‘ውን ህወሓት ምስ ዝለቓቐመተን ኸብዳማት ሳተላይታታ ኾይና ኣብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ትጭብጥ::
    ዋላዃ ካብ ደደቢት ክሳብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ነቲ „ንሓርነት ትግራይ“ ዝብል ሽም ኣንጠልጢላቶ እንተሃለወትስ፣ ግን ኣብ ውሽጣ ናብ ማሌሊትነት ተለዊጣን ብወዲ ዜናዊ ኣስረስ ተቐላጣፊነት ድማ ቁሩብ ኣብ ውሽጣ ዝነበሩ ሓደ ሓደ ኣቛም ዘለዎም ተጋሩ‘ውን ተሰጊጎምስ ብጎኒ ብዝተለቓቐሙ ባንዳታት ተተኪኦም እንተብቅዑ፣ ኣብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ እንትትበፅሕ እንተላ ማሌሊት፣ ፖለቲካዊ ኣመራርሓ ብባንዳ ወዲ ዜናዊ ኣስረስን ብመሕበሪ ሞኾሳቱን ተታሒዙ እዩ:: ብጎኒ‘ውን ቀተልቲ ነብሲ መሳሪሒቱ ኣዳልዩ እዩ:: ኣብ ኣመራርሓ ወተሃደራዊ ሓይሊ ጋና ተሪፎም ንዝነበሩ ጥንኩራት ተጋደልቲ ተጋሩ‘ውን ብወዲ ዜናዊ ኣስረስ ድሕሪ ናብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ምእታው፣ እንዳወናበድካ ንኢትዮጵያ ሃፍቲታታን ንብረታን ምዝራፍ እምበር ሓርነት ዝብሃል ነገር ክርሳዕ ከምዘለዎ ተነገሮም:: የለን ንህዝብና ናፃ ክነውፅእ ኢልናን ብፆትና ኣሰዊእናን ኣብሪስና ኣብዙይ ምስበፃሕና ንህዝብና ክንከድዕ ኣይኮንናን ዝብሉ‘ውን ብዙሓት ኮይኖም ይርከቡ:: ካብቶም ኣብ ደገ ከም ኮሚቴ ወረርሽኝ ኾይኖም በለካ-ለኽዓካ ኣቀባበልቲ ዝነበሩ‘ውን ከይተረፉ ህወሓት ንሓርነት ህዝቢ ኢላ ተበጊሳ ክተብቕዕስ፣ ሎሚ ኣብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ምስ በፅሐት ግና ህዝባ ከትከድዕ ድያ ማለት ድዩ፣ ኢሎም ዘስቆርቁሩ ኣይተሳእኑን:: ነዚኦም‘ውን ብቐሊሉ ከምዝግለሉን ቦትኦም ብሓደሽቲ ኸብዳማት ክትሓዝ ከምዝኽእል ይግበርሞ፣ ካብ ሎሚ ጀሚርኩም ተደላይነት የብልኩምን ይብሃሉ:: „አንቺን ብዬ አንቺን አጣሁ“ ከምዝብልዎ ዓይነት ነገር ይፍጠሮምሞ፣ የለን ተደላይነት እባድኣ ኣሎኒ ኣይትረስዑኒ ብሃልትን ናይ ተደላይነት ደጅ ጠኝታት ኮይኖም ይዓርፍዎ::
    ወዲ ዜናዊ ኣስረስ ግና ነቶም ክንዘርፍ ከይኮንናስ ንሓርነት እንዲና ግዲ ዝተቓለስና ብሃልቲ ኹሎም ቐስ እንዳበለን ብተሽሎኽሎኽቲ ባንዳታት ቀተልቲ ሰባቱ ገይሩ ንኸውግዶም መንገዲ ኣይሰአነን:: ስለዝኾነ‘ውን ንመብዛሕቶም ኣቕተሎም, ንገሊኦም‘ውን ኣስጎጎም:: ቦታታትኦም‘ውን ምስ ቃልሲ ምንም ርክብ ብዘይነበሮም ከብዶም ዘግፍሑን ባንዳታትን ኣትሓዞ::
    ጀጋኑ ተጋሩ ንህዝበይ ስለዝበሉ ጥራሕ ደሞም ደመ ኸልቢ ኾነ፣ ኣዶታቶም‘ውን ወደይ ኣበይ ኣተወ፣ ክመጽኣኒ ድዩ ወይስ ኮይንዎ ኢዩ ጠፊኡ ተሪፉ ኢለን ቃል ስለዘስምዓ፣ ኣይተፅምማና ክሳብ ሎሚ ዘይመፅኣክን እንተድኣኾይኑ ብህይወት ከምዘየሎ ፍለጥኦ፣ ዝብል ንሕስያ ዘይፈልት ጨካን ባንዳዊ ደበስ ተውሃበን:: ኣብ ማእኸል ህዝቢ ትግራይ‘ውን ዒም-ዒም በዝሐሞ ብዓል ወዲ ዜናዊ ኣስረስ‘ውን ፍርሒ ስግኣት ኣተዎም::
    ካብዚ ፍርሓት‘ዙይ ካብ ምብጋስ‘ውን ካሊእ ንህዝቢ ትግራይ ወጢሩ ዘትሕዝ መዋጥራት ኣውጠንጠኑ:: ……………………………”

  41. Ancient-Yeha.eu
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    „Außerdem dachte Kosmas, dass das irdische Paradies, von dem die Genesis spricht, tatsächlich existiert, am Grunde der Truhe und von der Oikumene durch riesiges Wasserflächen getrennt. Er glaubte auch, dass der Nil im Paradies entsprang – darin stmmte er mit den meisten Geografen seiner Zeit überein, die den Garten Eden irgendwo bei Äthiopien ansiedelten. Hier sieht man, wie stark die Geografie der ersten Jahrhunderte die Theologie integriert hat.“
    አንቲከው ( Ancient Greece) እኛን ኢትዮጵያውያንን እንዲህ ነበር የሚገምተን:: የዛሬን አያርገውና፣ ኢትዮጵያ በአዋቂነት ስም „የጎድፍ ውሾች“ መናከሻ ልትሆን ………………………………………..!
    በነገራችን ላይ፣ በዚሁም አጋጣሚ፣ The ፈረጃስ in DC and their ሓሳድስ in CA (እኮታ, all those DC-LA “ኢትዮጵያውያን”) እርር ለማስበያ የዓንሰባ እና የወላይታ- አዋሳን አስለቅሶ ለአራት ኪሎ ተሿሚዎች ፎቶዎች in DC, TOL ዘንዳ አሉላችሁና ተደሰቱ…………! እንዲሁም ጠቅላላው የስብሓት ነጋ ፖለቲካዊው ሃረምም ይታያል:: ለነገሩ እነሱ ነበሩ „ከጋና ወይንም ከየትም ከየትም ሳልሆን ከኢትዮጵያ ነው ተሽጨ የመጣሁት“ ብለው ነበር የሚመኩብን፣ አሁን ግን እኛው ወደዚያው በጠቅላላው ሃረምነታችን ሁሉ ሳይቀር ብቅ እያልን፣ ……….HA HA…. ግን ለማንኛውም ክርስትያን ተስፋውን አይቆርጥም፣ እንዲሁም እስላም እንዲሉት ነውና፣ ቀጥሉ ዲያስፖራን ማበሳጨቱ……………! Sado-Maso MLLT እንኳን በቀላሉ የሚበረግግ አይሆንም፣ ግን እንዲህም ሆኖ፣ ………….. HA HA HA……………….

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