Is It Ethiopia First or Al Amoudi First? – Joe Michael

February 13th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

If there is one editor who is confused as a cow on Astroturf, it is the Ethiopia First editor. Either he is having hard time understanding politics or he is not who some of us think he is.

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If there is one editor who is confused as a cow on Astroturf, it is the Ethiopia First editor. Either he is having hard time understanding politics or he is not who some of us think he is.

Every time there is news about Sheik Al Amoudi, he wags his tail like a petty dog that wants a bit from its master.

Whenever the Sheik is criticized the editor appears and retorts with madness. He croons and weeps in his small world. Sometimes he wrongly accuses people. At times he insults the Diaspora or defame individuals. What makes it awful is that he is doing it all in the name of Ethiopia.

During last year’s soccer tournament, the surprising Sheik’s huge donation to the Federation raised concerns and different questions were raised. Thank God we are in America; people freely made their plea to the Federation and asked for transparency. However, the ‘Ethiopia First’ editor showed up from no where, in the name of Ethiopia, and started telling people how successful the tournament was, not because of the Federation hard work or the Diaspora participation, but because of the sheik’s donation.

Subsequently, he jumped into the Reporter Editor’s pool and started swimming all over the place only because the Reporter published an article that criticized the Sheik. He used his ‘Ben’s Point of View’, an audio message and insulted, abused, and slandered the Reporter. What made it ludicrous was the fact that the Reporter Editor was a guest in the very same “Ben’s Point of View’ program few month ago and he was praised and honored for his work.

The latest ‘Ben’s Point of View’ victim is the most prominent and respected intellectual, Professor Al. The EF editor once again posted an offensive recorded message on his website insulting the Professor and the Diaspora for questioning the Sheik’s donation to the Clinton Foundation. Not even sure if Professor Al indeed made the inquiry or someone else, the EF editor barked like a crazy dog at Professor Al and started chasing his own tail.

Why is the EF editor showing off or advocating the Sheik anyway? Is it really a love for the motherland or craving for a reward? Is it really for Ethiopians or for self-benefit? Is it really Ethiopia First or Al Amoudi First?

No offend, but it is preposterous. The Sheik might have done good things in Ethiopia. However, people, especially the Diaspora should not be insulted for criticizing him. The EF editor should be advised that this is America and people have right to ask for transparency.

  1. Mama Mia
    | #1

    Honestly speaking i don’t see any substantial point to this article nor do i see anything wrong with the EF defending nor advocating for Al Muhidin. I personally believe that The Sheik has done tremendous job for Ethiopia/Ethiopians. People please we can’t afford to waste time talking about individuals that has no negative impact into our movements instead lets’ come together and get rid off the Melese Regime!

    God bless Ethiopia!

  2. girmay
    | #2

    He is always like that. We shouldn’t waste our time and give him attention. He is expecting reward from the sheik. but the good thing is the sheik opens his samsonite mostly for girls. So he missed it for little. Sorry ben

  3. atuba dolla
    | #3

    As for those worshipers,they can bow to their handlers but not speak their mind about their inner mind;because they are conditioned to a certain protocol and behaviour that hold them back.

    In such a situation,many things can go wrong;of course, anything can go wrong too. You see,the life of those individuals who haven’t been themselves and have been conditioned to act,speak,and live in certain way can never be themselves chiefly because their primary purpose of living in this objective world is to please their handlers or caretakers.

    Those individuals would definitely suffer the consquences of being themselves and not being able to stand on their feet and live independently both mentally and physically;the case in point is that individual the EF editor who has never be able to genuinely edit his own life both on paper and in life. Shame on him.

  4. balager
    | #4

    Ethiopia First? Ye dergin mefekir yizo Woyane malet yihe new. Ena men yitebes? Hodu hule berehab yemichenek men yadreg? Editor of EF bielam yemaitegb zelalemawi rehabtegna hodu yemaimola mehonun endet atachihut? Embert yelewm. Embert kelelew etebt yelewm. Etebt kelelew hger yelewm. Tadya lemndnew selesu yemetchenekut? ER ena EF ye man yimesluachihual?

  5. balager
    | #5

    Ok I will do it in proper English. Why is it that people are surprised by Etiopia First and Ethiopian review? These two web sites and their Owners have no umblical cord. If one does not have umblical cord it means they have no navel. (Etebt kelelachew embert yelachewm) If one does not have a navel he is the victim of perpetual hunger. If one is hungry all the time and cannot afford to fiil its stomach one seeks a master. The master feeds them. The master has the obligation of feeding them all the time and they have the obligation of serving the master. This is a symbiotic relationship. One can not live with out the other. It is an accident of Evolution. Ask Darwin and he will tell you that this is thae way weak creatures try to survive until one or both become extinct. ER and EF are the weak links that will be sent into extinction because their dependence depend on the strength of masters who donot give or provide genetic material that helps them to be naturally selected. Allamudin, Woyane , Shabia are just the weak links who manifest themselves just to be weeded out. Extinction is their natural calling.

  6. Meyisaw
    | #6

    Yes all the Federation and the EF editor are barked like a crazy dog Whenever the Sheik is criticized because (wusha bebelabt yichohal)hence they don’t have any moral integrity to comment professor AL,he is an Ethiopian hero who stands for jests and the rule of law in Ethiopia.

  7. Belew
    | #7

    I recall seeing the slogan “Ethiopia First” printed on the front cover of Addis Zemen Daily Newspaper dating from the 50s and 60s (Gregorian Calendar). Therefore it was not invented by the junta known as Derg and led by its butcher. It is from the era of HIM HS I.
    As for Signor Al Amoudi, he will flee back to where he belongs for good since he conspired with the bald heads who came from Tigray who will end up at the Court in HAGUE. insh Allah!

  8. Mussie
    | #8

    Thank you so much Joe. You exactly mentioned what is on my mind. EF editor aka Ben is irrational. Sometimes I ask myself if he is matured enough to be an editor. Whenever he saw buildings or any constrictions in Ethiopia, he can’t wait to talk about it while not mentioning who the owners are. In contrast, out of the 95% Ethiopian poor people, he never reaches out and talk about what kind of life they are living. We don’t want our people to go out and glare at the new buildings 24/7. We want someone who can create jobs for them. Of course, we all are very pleased about the constructions in Ethio. And thanks for filing us up. But what is the benefit of new construction for our unfortunate people. Is it gonna bring the sky rocketing price of life in Ethio down? Is it gonna help survive the people who can’t afford to eat one time a day? As much as you like talking about those kinds of stuff, please reach out those who can’t meet the expense of life in Ethio so we can help them live at least till they can make it on their own. Please stop looking out of the corner of your eyes!!!

  9. theo
    | #9

    what a stupied and not substantail atrical i red ever never red like this ,,,in abugida sooray!!!

    Let us work our jobs ,,,Al Mudien works his owen, woyane too ,,,we are talking ,,how can we come to —-> winner !!!

    it is very bad information in addition 2 not true !!!

    Whtever , try to constuctions view next times !!!

    Ethiopia 1st.

  10. Bamboo
    | #10

    hahahhaa fantastic article, joe you got it man. this EF guy is ‘leTikmu Yekome’ ‘FiriFari Lekami’

  11. Hakku
    | #11

    I hope, when we said something about someone make sure to tell the truth. As far as I know the shekieh is one of the greediest who works with EPDRF from the begging until now. He is running all his business with Woyane and Woyane is using his name. The agreement was Wayane take CEB (Commercial Bank of Ehtiopia)’s Money and give it to the shekieh so it looks like he INVESTED his own money in Ethiopia. The reality is that all his money is already went back to Foreign banks and his own company’s OUTSIDE Ethiopia. Whatever he is doing in Ethiopia or for Ethiopia is our own Money. If you heard the news lately he has a disagreement with woyane and they are saying he own back taxes and money for his Lands in Addis and some other areas all over Ethiopia. Please people seek the truth when it comes to MOTHERLAND.
    PEACE AND LOVE TO ETHIOPIA FOREVER!!!

  12. halfCooked
    | #12

    A year ago or so there was a rating on Ethiopian websites around the world and Ben’s page made it to the top ten as a pro-TPLF website. Pro-democracy Ethiopian websites have stopped posting a link to ben’s page a long time ago. Some people like him think most Ethiopians are stupid. Just like Mengistu still does or Meles for that matter. Ben went to Badme zone during the war and was awarded some kind of medal by TPLF; since then he thinks he can fool Ethiopians all of the time.

    Ben begs Alamudin for money and Dagmawi for recognition like a child. He also thinks TPLF supporters in Canada are the only ones that matter and tries too hard to please them in anyway he can. When there is a none Tigrean that supports TPLF regime, Ben jumps up and down with joy. Out of that joy Ben criticizes Tigreans that don’t support TPLF until he loses his balls when a single e-mail warns him.

    Ben lives in his own little world.

  13. | #13

    I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK ETHIOPIA ONLY SERVIVED BECAUSE OF ALAMOUDIN IT IS WRONG,HE IS A BUSINES MAN HE IS DOING BUSINES NOTHING ELSE PROBABLY ALOT OF THINGS THE PUBLIC DOESN’T KNOW WHAT IS HAPPINING BEHIND THERE IS NO WATCH DOG ALL SINS WHEATHER DOING GOOD OR BAD NO BODY KNOWS,WHICH WE HEARING HE IS THROWING SOME WORKS FOR OUR HUNGERY AND NEEDY PEOPLE WHAT IS BEHIND DO U KNOW ?I DON’T SO I THINK WE BETTER KEEP SILENT TILL SOMETHING COMING WHO PROTECTS THE SAFTY OF THE PEOPLE AND THE COUNTRY THIS ONLY I CAN SAY

  14. | #14

    I would like to believe that the big sheik is true Ethiopian and cares for Ethiopian people BUT preach that to the hostages and victims of the mafia family–THE ETHIOPIAN PEASANTS. In my humble opinion, the sheik is not only an opportunist who likes to make quick cash at the expense of Ethiopian people but he is the prime example of how the Ethiopian people are exploiting by his lucractive services. His hotels in Addis are to grab all the NGO’s and other paedophiles for their hard currency and at the same time his HOTELS ARE BECOMING WHERE YOUNG ETHIOPIANS ARE VICTIMS OF HIV/AIDS AND OTHER STD.. Some of the diplomats, their entourage, and other family members have a proof in DVD’s and photographs to prove such evil and unacceptable acts against the innocent Ethiopian people. You don’t have to be the mafia family lover or hater ot the sheik to be outraged by such immoral acts. If there are any beneficiaries out of the sheik dollars and cents its nothing but the weyane pimps and prostitutes!

  15. Wazir Omar
    | #15

    just to comment on girmays and others comments, as a half ethiopian half yemeni guy, i want to tell you the tremedous love to ethiopia that people like Alhamudin may have, not only for having the not 100% ethiopian blood he has, but while comparing the countrys many aspects including people to other nations. you can also go deep in to Alahmoudins investment in ethiopia compared to in other nations, its not the biggst one. So lets not discredit and discourage some nationalistic moral and engagement!

  16. Tamagnsew
    | #16

    This is all my concern all the time. Today you punched Ben to the gournd. It is clear for everybody that Ben is running after money if he gets some from Al Amoudi. He knows what Al Amudi did for some Artists and musicians.
    Ben wants show his ass to Al Amoudi and get some help. But it is shame and embarrassment act as an Ethiopian. I think Mr. Almudi has no time for this rubbish guy. He has a lot business to do than to see Ben’s ass.

  17. Tola
    | #17

    Ethiopia First editor is hired by Alamudi group long time ago and he has to act like a defender for Alamudi no matter what? One thing what amazes me why we still try to call Alamudi as a savior.Believe me he is one of the modern mafia in Ethiopian history who take over everything the country has and buy crony’s like EF to advocate for him. Alamudi is disgraceful mafia and an emerging leader of gangsters who started attacking people who started coming forward with questioning his “investment”. almighty Alah! will drop him down as his mischievous activity contiune.

  18. KIROS
    | #18

    Alamudi holds about 6000.000 Ethiopians working under his project in Ethiopia.
    HE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THE HISTORY OF ETHIOPIA.
    THOSE WHO HATE HIM ARE ENEMIES OF ETHIOPIA.
    LONG LIVE ETHIOPIA!

  19. miki
    | #19

    ALOMUDI HE IS A THIEF.HE IS A FREND OF HITLER MELES!!! BOTHES ARE ENEMY OF MY COUNTERY ETHIOPIA!!!SHORT LIVE FOR STUPID MELES AND AL AMOUDI!!!

  20. ASKEYAMIWECHU SERKEDA
    | #20

    I LOVE SHEKAWE ALAMUD BUT I DONT LIKE MELESE
    HE IS NESESERY FOR ETHIOPIA

  21. Wogeen
    | #21

    Ala Mudi is more like a hsassler than a millionere. What did he do to the country more than the country did for him? He used our money to meke money. Our natural resources, land, factories …etc. were given to him or used by him/shared with him by govt. officials.
    I think he is more ignorant and unaducated who become who he is just by giving little taking more.
    I am sure one day the whole secret of is going to come out.
    Those of you who bow for him, need to put some effort to realy know him.

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