Who is in power in Ethiopia?

December 7th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

Three stooges

First posted on Ethiomedia June 14, 2007
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Three stooges

First posted on Ethiomedia June 14, 2007

Yes, 16 years have elapsed but we will never stop asking this question, and there wouldn’t be a better time than now when Sebhat Nega has made it clear who is in power.

In a four-part interview with TPLF radio on May 28, 2007, TPLF chief Sebhat Nega said time and again that no one fought for Eritrean independence from an Ethiopian colonial rule like TPLF did. “We paid dearly to liberate Eritrea,” he said. “Even if Eritrea comes under attack today,” Sebhat warned, “I’ve no doubt the EPRDF-led government would jump into Eritrea, join the Eritrean people and engage the enemy.” Three stooges

In short, Sebhat Nega, the architect of Meles Zenawi’s ascent to power in pre- and post-1991, has confirmed what genuine Ethiopians have been testifying all along: Ethiopia is in the hands of a masked mercenary group housed in the misnomer TPLF. The ABC of the struggle of the Ethiopian people should be to recognize power in Ethiopia is in the hands of an enemy, namely “TPLF,” a group that has nothing to do with Tigrai other than use the northern region as a spring board to attack and hold the rest of Ethiopia hostage.

The guilty verdict Meles Zenawi imposed on the Ethiopian leaders in Kaliti Prison is being presented to the internatioanl community as the work of an independent judiciary by none other than Bereket Simon, the second-in-command Eritrean who personally oversaw the June and November 2005 killings of innocent civilians. Bereket also referred to the protesting youth as “hooligans who tried to rob banks,” although banks in Addis reported to an inquiry commission later that there was no single law-breaking incident during the protests.

Sebhat Nega’s “we are more Eritrean than Eritrean themselves” is a last wake-up call for Ethiopian opposition support groups and civic associations to map out a common strategy that will lead to dislodge the Eritrean Woyanes from power. With the effective opposition environment, it wouldn’t be too hard for the rank-and-file of TPLF/EPRDF to abandon the top-notch Eritrean camp and intensify the movement for freedom.

No opposition should waste time by entertaining the idea of reconciliation with the Eritrean Woyanes in power. For a group that was born and raised through violence knows no reconciliation. Nor should we place our trust in the so-called “mediators” who have never uttered a single word of condemnation when the Eritrean Woyanes were brutally murdering innocent Ethiopian citizens. Sebhat Nega’s two-and-a-half-hour confession should help us come out of the stage of denial, and admit that we are being ruled by those who fought against our country, our history, our honor, our survival. Above all, sixteen years of despicable rule should make us say: “Enough is enough.”

Absolute power corrupts absolutely, so they say. Sebhat was too corrupted by an absolute power he thought he was in power in Eritrea, and vowed to defend Eritrea from his perceived Ethiopian attack by any means possible. The guys who fought and turned Ethiopia into a landlocked nation, the guys who fought on the Eritrean side against Ethiopia during the 1998-2000 War, have neither the legal nor the moral right to rule Ethiopia even for a day. They have to go.

To achieve this, once again, Ethiopian opposition parties and civic groups should come up with a common program and mobilize the huge Ethiopian Diaspora resources even, among other things, into launching a viable radio service to Ethiopia.

For that matter, at a time when very small nations have several radio and TV stations, Ethiopia, a country of over 70 million and the second most populous nation in Africa, has no single radio or TV station of its own. In addition, the Eritrean Woyanes are using Ethiopian money to block even US-based Websites and blogs from being accessed in Ethiopia.

In other words, Ethiopia is the only big country that is in an information limbo. This crime is being committed by design by those who have virtually held the nation hostage.

The case of Kinijit leaders and the journalists who have been convicted of crimes that carry death or life term sentences cannot be seen in isolation from the struggle of freeing Ethiopia from the hands of its enemies. It is time to stand up and be counted as an Ethiopian seeking freedom and honor for a deserving people.

AUDIO:

Sebhat Nega’s recorded speech in Tigrinya – 2 1/2 hours long – begins with Eritrea and ends with Eritrea. All the four parts are presented here by Ethiomedia as one audio file. Documents in Amharic, Oromiffa, and Tigrinya will be distributed to the society in due course of time. (Audio source: Dimtsi Woyane/TPLF).

Note from the Editor – The above commentary was written before AP broke the news that Ethiopia has agreed to hand over Badme to Eritrea. The news report is another assertion that it is a class of Eritreans who is running the state of affairs in Ethiopia.

  1. Maria Tadesse
    | #1

    Taem Abugida,

    You guys are simply great!!! Yes, the dedebit thugs bowing to their evil master, who taught
    them everything they know.

  2. kendie
    | #2

    ETHIOPIA IS UNDER NEOCOLONIALIST RULING

    Brothers and Sisters Ethiopians, Kinijit’s party plan is a wonderful thing, but believe me it will never, never free us from these evil creature, we are fouling ourselves to believe that these hijackers will voluntarily transfer power to the people, no way, no matter what, even if the United State their current supporter give up on them, they’re fouling everybody, particularly very sad that the majority of Tigreans and some hodam still serving them when their motherland is under occupying monsters.

    SO, ONLY CONCERTED UNIFIED NATIONAL POPULAR RESISTANCES CAN BRING THESE MONSTERS TO THEIR KNEE,

    NO OTHER OPTION LEFT TO US, WE ONLY WASTING TIME AND PROLONGING THE SUFFURING OF OUR PEOPLE.

  3. Dila
    | #3

    forget it !
    just dream of it !

  4. | #4

    this is for Mr “Kendie” and colleagues if you say that Kinijit is a good for Ethiopia and ethiopian’s we know that and have a good expiriance from them. ther are no different from their god father DERG. they are recruits from DERG. let me take yor usles coment “Particularly very sad that the majority Tigreans” i understand your consern i think you don’t know what tigrians was quait capable to identify the twin brothers. basicaly we don’t want this residue of derg, organisation Tigrians and other ethiopian brothers as weare strong we remain be strong. Tigrayn people has resentment from the privouse leders of ethiopia, after that all peoples struggle her we go KINIJIT was born to follow his root from the god father DERG, so tigray and other ethiopian are “foolish acording to mr kendie” i don’t think so. good luck any way.

  5. | #5

    this is for Mr “Kendie” and colleagues if you say that Kinijit is a good for Ethiopia and ethiopian’s you the one foolisnot tigrian. we know that and have a good expiriance from them. ther are no different from their god father DERG. they are recruits from DERG. let me take yor usles coment “Particularly very sad that the majority Tigreans” i understand your consern i think you don’t know what tigrians was quait capable to identify the twin brothers. basicaly we don’t want this residue of derg, organisation Tigrians and other ethiopian brothers as weare strong we remain be strong. Tigrayn people has resentment from the privouse leders of ethiopia, after that all peoples struggle her we go KINIJIT was born to follow his root from the god father DERG, so tigray and other ethiopian are “foolish acording to mr kendie” i don’t think so. good luck any way.

  6. Dila
    | #6

    The dream of abogida and eritrian review (ER )
    Meles under Esayas command !!!!

    Meles is an ethiopian democratic fighter . How far
    he sucecced in the democratizing ethiopia is ofcourse an another question . But aqbogida and Eritrian.R. can´t stop the train.

    This way or another Ethiopia will be one of the democratic and prosporous country of this world in the near future.

    wala .

  7. www
    | #7

    4 those Dila and so on after all what we expect form Dila and so called you incredibly bustard what are u talking about moron?

  8. | #8

    slave melese acomplished his majesty esayas’s
    comand.

  9. | #9

    now meles gonna step down

  10. | #10

    meles never ever bow down to fukin tererist ppl but u r trying to say ethiopia will bow to eri,,,,i thought abgida was bout ethiopia but its bout eri
    go and help eri and u will find ur value from meles the smartest in de world
    god bless meles

  11. mengesha aboye
    | #11

    let be strait to the party. and stand for ethiopia if we keep up wrong diraction there is no win. so brothers and sisters being together and strong is great power//

  12. | #12

    atomic archaelogy the past is closer than you think.During WWII,for national security reasons the public was kept in the dark about what was going on behind the fences at Hanford. In 1945 Hanford was one of the largest cities in the state, but today nearly all vestiges of the community are gone. The remains of the city are now being rediscovered through archaeology,revealing the transitory nature of massive industrial complexes and the lifeways of thousands of workers.

  13. justagirl
    | #13

    isejas is the master of goodness what did he ever do to ethiopia,,, not a damn thing he just want to be left alone and take care of his own,,i wish our goverment wanted that to,,,melles wants power could not care less about us,,,,and u guys..pls wake up if isejas were our leader…wow

  14. Allen I.
    | #14

    Death to all of this thugs.

  15. | #15

    you gas are great kee up…………………

  16. | #16

    you gaus are great ……..

  17. NACFA
    | #17

    ETHIOPIA TABETZIH IDEWIHA HABE SHAEBIA.

  18. | #18

    peace 4 the people of eritrea & etiophia thankssssssss

  19. milliom
    | #19

    meles the great man the first ethiopian leader in ethiopian history

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