An Open Letter to my fellow Tigrayan brothers and sisters who are supporting the TPLF – Obang Metho

June 12th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

Dear Fellow Ethiopian,

I want to address those Ethiopians who are Tigrayans, especially focusing on those who are benefiting from this regime at the expense of the majority of other Ethiopians. (more…)

Dear Fellow Ethiopian,

I want to address those Ethiopians who are Tigrayans, especially focusing on those who are benefiting from this regime at the expense of the majority of other Ethiopians.

I am accountable for the following words that I will be saying to you. With that in mind, I am not speaking as an expert or as someone who is perfect because I am neither, but I am doing this because I care about you and you need to hear the truth, at least, as I see it. Take what you agree with from this message and discard the rest. I am hoping you will find something of benefit to you.

I am opening this delicate subject up for discussion and I hope more people will join me in looking for ways to strengthen our broken relation and Ethiopia. I will be frank and straight-forward, speaking to you in love and in hope that all of us can benefit from speaking honestly and directly with each other. Let me start with “the elephant in the room!”

Anyone who says that Tigrayans, not all, but many, have not benefited under Meles, are lying to themselves. We all know that the key positions in the government, in the military, in the economy, in the judicial system, on the national election board, in banking and finance, in education and in any other sector of society are mostly held by Tigrayans who are loyal to Meles. For the most part, those from other ethnic groups are given certain positions by the TPLF only to fool the outsiders so they can look better.

We also know that there has been more development, services and opportunity of every kind in the Tigrayan region and available to persons of Tigrayan ethnicity than in any other region or to any other group of Ethiopians. There is no debate about this being true. Even when I was attempting to start the Gambella Development Agency in 2002, Ethiopian government officials at the Minster of Justice office tried hard to convince me to go to the Tigray region instead of Gambella. This kind of preference has been going on at a large-scale level over the last 18 years of TPLF rule.

In reality, there are only two branches of government in Ethiopia, one that runs everything—the TPLF—which is mainly dominated by Tigrayans, and the other—the EPRDF—which has more diversity, but only pretends to run everything. The public knows this very well, but people avoid talking about it. This preferential treatment is not only unacceptable and wrong, it is immoral. It is a model of government that is built on greed, self-interest, pride, corruption, oppression and lack of empathy for others. It has been doomed to failure from the beginning as were other preceding regimes who were built on the same shaky foundation. We have created a cycle of destruction and deception for ourselves that should be discarded if we do not want to keep repeating our mistakes and perpetuating our suffering.

The purpose of this letter is to ask Tigrayans, the TPLF and also Woyane to join with your fellow Ethiopians in ending this system that perpetuates the destruction of one another. Our society greatly needs reconciliation in order to accomplish this great task. Our Tigrayan brothers and sisters have an opportunity to come together at a strategic moment in our history that could dramatically change our shared future. “Tyranny” and “Injustice” are always thirsty for new victims and perpetrators.

If we are to break out of this cycle, we need Tigrayans to rise up out of their silence, something that will make a bridge of reconciliation between yourselves and other Ethiopians in this very divided nation. This is also for your own protection because somehow, we must heal the animosities that have built up over these past years so when this regime collapses, our future together in Ethiopia is secure and harmonious. In doing so, you are preparing the way for a better future for your children and grandchildren.

Together, we can make this crucial transition from a government built on tyranny and ethnic domination of one group to a government built on God-given principles of “humanity before ethnicity” and the promotion of truth, freedom, justice, the respect of human rights, civility and equal opportunity for all Ethiopians for “no one will be free until all are free.” In such an Ethiopia, you will be at home; but do not wait until this TPLF government collapses to claim these principles for yourselves or it may be too late. Instead, I am hoping that you will be part of the solution in bringing about a New Ethiopia right now. Let us start by looking at our history of consecutive “one village rule” regimes and where it has gotten us.

The “One Village Rule All” System:

We Ethiopians are caught up in a cycle of replacing one ineffective and abusive government of a “village group”, (meaning our ethnically-based political groups like the TPLF) with another that duplicates the actions of the last, with the same predictable results. Each new group rises up out of oppression, but fails to learn the lessons of its own past. Instead the new group greedily seizes the new found power, becoming the next “village” opportunist and oppressor, brutally lashing out in pent-up anger and repression against their “previous oppressors” and “new opponents.” Suppression begins against any competing groups vying for power, including those wanting “a legitimate voice in their own regional affairs.” Eventually, the cycle will be repeated with new victims and perpetrators. Let’s look at the stages we have been going through as a country:

Stage One: “Village groups” suffer at the hands of the government, giving rise to rebellions and insurgency groups. Individual groups—“villages”—experience repression, marginalization, exploitation and human rights abuses. Because legitimate ways to voice grievances are denied and because complainants are punished, “village groups” form separatist groups or liberation groups to protect the lives, the rights and the livelihoods of threatened families, communities, ethnicities and regions.

Stage Two: “Village” insurgency groups work alone or join temporarily with other “villages” to overthrow the government, but still pursue their own “village” goals, causing power struggles from within until one emerges as the new “village ruler” of Ethiopia and excludes all the others from the perks of the struggle, such as happened with the TPLF becoming the EPRDF. As soon as the EPRDF gained power, the old “village group” of the TPLF re-emerged to take charge and the EPRDF became its cover name.

Stage Three: “One Village” group rules over everyone else, making the rules, always in their own favor, while pretending to be inclusive of all groups outwardly. Two layers work in synchrony: 1) the public face of the EPRDF in the international community, and 2) the private face of TPLF as controlling everything as the reality lived out by the Ethiopian people. A layer of inclusion on the exterior hides the non-spoken truth, which is that one small elitist group controls and monopolizes every sector of society. Competitors are left out of important government positions.

They fail to get the jobs, bids or opportunities within the “system,” all of which is carefully controlled to reward and punish. More outspoken critics are threatened, harassed, beaten, imprisoned or killed. The justice system and election process cannot be separated from the control of the “one-village rule.”

Stage Four: Anger, resentment, bitterness and rebellion increase and begin to give rise to challenges by others, leading to government crack- downs and counter-insurgency attacks against rebel groups. Those benefiting from the government become increasingly fearful of retribution should the government fall so even if they disapprove of government actions, they continue to do their best to maintain the status quo.

Stage Five: The regime is finally overthrown; vengeance is taken and another “village” government sets itself up to do the same. Now we are back to stage one which starts all over again. It is a given, that there will never be a turn for any minority group, who continue to be oppressed, exploited and marginalized, regardless of who is in charge.

We Ethiopians have to transition to a different system—one where “many villages” exercise representative rule over a “country of many hundreds of villages” rather than one where a single “village” takes complete ownership of a nation and then uses its power to crush opposition and exploit everyone else.

Some False Justifications Used to Perpetuate TPLF Ethnic-Based Domination

Justification for TPLF ethnic domination can be traced to flawed excuses and fear-mongering tactics. Some are:

1) We suffered past grievances from others and now it is “our ‘ethnic’ turn to eat.” Those who oppressed us deserve to “finally get what they deserve.”

2) Other Ethiopians are: a) “less golden than are we,” b) “they are not ‘true’ Ethiopians” and; therefore, c) they are not “as worthy” as are we.

3) Other Ethiopians would have done the same to us if they “had won” over the Derg; therefore, we deserve what we have gotten since we are “more clever,” “better fighters” and have worked harder for it.

4) If we do not hold on tightly to our control, someone else will simply come in and do the same, punishing us as an ethnic group; therefore, it is disloyal and damaging to our shared ethnic future to speak out against what some of us are doing—no matter what! If you do not agree, maintain your silence or you will be punished.

5) As long as we stay in control, you need not fear accountability for what we or what you have done. If you have not done anything, you still will be punished by others for your ethnicity so remain silent.

6) Do not worry about accountability before God because we are in control of the religious leaders who will not confront your conscience with the truth. You can still “practice your religion” anyway, as long as you stay away from acting on moral convictions.

7) If you do not support the TPLF, you will be a victim of genocide—there is no other outcome for us all if we lose our hold on this country. Hold on to us for your survival.

I want to tell you, particularly addressing the last point, that violence is a real possibility, but that possibility is greater reduced if we join together and if you do your part (Dersha) in bringing about a more just, reconciled and harmonious society. I am very worried about violence, chaos and killing and am trying to find a way to avoid such a disaster in Ethiopia that would bring shame and sustained injury to all of us. This does not mean that some perpetrators will not face justice, but the truth is, we Ethiopians must find ways to restore a sense of humanity to this country if we are to have any future for ourselves and for our children.

Facing the Truth: TPLF Domination Exists All Over Ethiopia

As you may already know, some research done by Ginbot 7 uncovered the fact that most every key position in the military is held by a person of Tigrayan ethnicity. As you can imagine, the extent of this cronyism has incensed many Ethiopians; something that other justice-loving people will also disdain. Can you imagine if Obama, after being inaugurated, would have removed all non-black people from key government positions and replaced them with only African Americans? What would American citizens, those who elected him and others in the world think of this?

This topic can no longer be avoided and must be confronted because if it is not, it might reach a boiling point and the consequences will be unbearable. Preventing such a catastrophe from happening is something that I and others in the Solidarity Movement are strongly pursuing because we are so fearful that if we do not deal with this now, it may be too late. However, those in the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia, cannot do it alone. We must work together to change this now, especially re-emphasizing that when we talk about Tigrayans, we must be reminded that it is not all Tigrayans who are benefiting from this Tigrayan-controlled government.

We also know there are countless numbers of Tigrayans who are extremely opposed to this regime and that they have suffered greatly for being lumped together with Meles; however, I strongly encourage those Tigrayans who have been silent on this issue, to come forward in large numbers and speak out about this wrong. We recognize that there is fear and risk in doing so, but if Tigrayans do not speak out, people will assume that things must be good for them and that they want Meles to stay in power. I know some Tigrayan brothers and sisters who are anti-Meles, but are not “anti” the TPLF system or “one-tribe domination.” Do not fool yourselves, for this entire system in Ethiopia is built on a model of exploiting others. This is why it is so important for our Tigrayan brothers and sisters to speak out.

For example, last week when I was speaking in Dallas at a meeting at a hotel in that city, another meeting was being held in the room next to us by the Tigrayan Development Association in celebration of the May 20, 1991 overthrow of the Derg. They showed a video of that victory and of the development that has been achieved since they came into power. In the next room where I was meeting with other Ethiopians, I was showing the video of the genocide of the Anuak and of the destruction of the infrastructure in Gambella by the same Meles regime that had conversely, brought development to Mekelle and destruction to Gambella.

As those in the Tigrayan Development Association were celebrating their “freedom” from the Derg, we were talking about the incarceration of Birtukan, Teddy Afro, Bashir Makhtal and thousands of other political prisoners, about the suppression of every basic right and about the massive human rights violations being committed by this regime against other Ethiopians. These are two totally different realities occurring in the same country, both true.

This is only one example. A few days prior to this meeting, I was in Ottawa and the same thing was happening. The TPLF group in Ottawa and other TPLF throughout the world were also celebrating their liberation from the brutal government of Mengistu while at the present time, other Ethiopians were protesting and grieving for the millions of their fellow Ethiopians who were suffering and dying at the hands of the brutal TPLF. What are they celebrating? How can they celebrate under these conditions?

Let me make it very clear. I am not suggesting that Tigrayans should be pushed aside, discriminated against or marginalized because that would be a violation of everything I believe in. Instead, I am calling on Tigrayans themselves to wake up and regain their sense of their own shared humanity with other Ethiopians. They can do this by helping to bring genuine justice to all of Ethiopia instead of selfishly celebrating when others are crying.

Together we must stop this cycle of oppression that constantly reshuffles victims into perpetrators and perpetrators into victims. The last thing I want is for someone else to experience a December 13, 2003. I am saying this out of truth and love for it cannot be ignored. Right now, Tigrayans are in a position to help remedy the mistakes made over the last 18 years, but if they fail to help, they could become the next victims.

If you are someone blindfolded by ego, power, money or pressure, open your eyes to the truth. Put yourselves in the shoes of your suffering fellow Ethiopians and take the initiative to stop this holocaust of the people by standing up for justice, freedom and moral right. Speak out against the “village thinking” that has incensed and alienated the public from you. Stop supporting a government system that can only survive off the pain, oppression and suppression of the majority of its people.

If you are only maintaining your silence for fear of what might happen to you should this regime fall, you need to be reminded that a partnership with a criminal regime that commits genocide and robs the majority of people from life, property and liberty, is one that is morally wrong and you should come out and separate yourselves from it. The evil they are perpetrating every minute of the day, all over Ethiopia, to millions of people, will continue unless good people stand up against it. Resentment is only building as Meles cracks down on anyone outside of his own “village,” “tribe,” or “region.”

A Call to Action: Stopping the Cycle of Destruction and Deception

You should no longer be part of this dying regime, which is in its final days. You can see the evidence that Meles and his clique feel vulnerable and weakened as they strike out in every direction in an increasingly frequent display of paranoia and desperation. I say this, hoping to protect our Tigrayan brothers and sisters from some of the worst consequences following years of oppressive “village rule,” once “Meles’ village” loses power. Remember how you felt after the oppression you experienced at the hands of Mengistu and his clique?

If we are not going to fall into mass vengeance, stemming from the anger and bitterness built up over the years, Tigrayans must initiate strong action to prevent it by becoming part of the solution. Please consider this! It will take facing the truth, facing one’s conscience and the finding the moral courage to clearly stop any suggestion of complicity, including support of this brutally exploitive system given through your silence. I am asking you to start challenging this system that was put into place in your ethnic name, but is devastating your fellow Ethiopian brothers and sisters. You will not escape easily unless we all work together for what is right and good.

Right now most of the Tigrayans are grabbing the tail of the tiger, not wanting to let go; fearing that the tiger will bite you; but the hand of most Tigrayans who are supporting the TPLF must be getting tired. There will be a day when you will become so exhausted, that you will lose your grip. Then what? You need a new strategy and to come back to your family. I know there are many Tigrayans who value the principles of the Solidarity Movement. Many of you have told me this yourselves.

I want these Tigrayans to know my hand, the hand of those in the Solidarity Movement and the hands of countless other Ethiopians are reaching out to you. Please start reaching back because the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia was created for all Ethiopians, including you. There will be a day when the TPLF will finally collapse. Before that happens, we want you to become free of the threat of this wild tiger’s anger by reconciling with your brothers and sisters in your family of Ethiopia.

Stop your secret meetings, sponsored by the TPLF, that have been taking place throughout the world. Instead, start private discussions among other Tigrayans and non-Tigrayans about how to help cage the tiger by working together with others. This is the way to start—from behind the scenes, eventually joining us in the open places throughout the world, including Meskel Square in Addis Ababa! What a day of genuine celebration that will be!

I also call on other Ethiopians to reach out to embrace your fellow Ethiopians of Tigrayan ethnicity, so they might be further encouraged by your acceptance and partnership. Taking such a stand for them is not easy and each of us should help them feel safe enough to make such a break. Ethiopians of other backgrounds have been guilty of pushing them away.

I have spoken with many Tigrayans who have told sad accounts of trying to join with other Ethiopians in opposition to Meles, but have been given the cold shoulder, finally returning to their own ethnic groups as a result. Reaching back to those who are reaching out will make the table of tyranny on which Meles and the TPLF are standing, collapse. This will prepare the way for a peaceful transition to a New Ethiopia where no one is fearful of others.

In summary, why should a 3000-year old country of 80 million people, who stood up against colonialism, now disintegrate? It is not too late to fix this broken society and broken country so that it can re-emerge stronger.

Society is supposed to be like a human body, where the body functions well when all the parts are working. We need every part, for without each part, how do we come back to health? God will help us if we trust in Him fully. Come back to God’s principles—fearing Him and loving one another. Let us put our humanity before our ethnicity and we may find a real homeland where all are free.

I hope the following verses from II Corinthians 7: 8-11 written by the Apostle Paul will be true of your response to my letter:

“Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while—yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done.”

May it be the same for each of you!

Your brother,

Obang Metho,
Executive Director
Of the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia

  1. simeneh
    | #1

    This is highly commendable and a step forward in welcoming all concerned.
    The best strategy for Ethiopia and for all who are concerned about the welfare of our people and our neighbors is to accept that winning by one group against the other is not going to be the solution. It has never succeeded throughout history and it will not succeed in the 21st Century Ethiopia. Putting Humanity before ethnicity or any other parochial consideration must be the guiding principle of the leadership toward a wholesome nation of Ethiopia. There has been such a profound mistrust between the political players over the years that it is unlikely that bringing them together for direct face to face dialogue will resolve anything for Ethiopia. But, a non-partisan organization with unequivocal commitment to the equality of all Ethiopians and justice for all Ethiopians can be a nucleus around which all meaningful forces including the disparate political parties for justice and equality can coalesce to push Ethiopia’s agenda forward. But such an organization will need a strong an all out involvement and support to create a structure that will effectively address all the difficulties of Ethiopia.

    A very good move, Obang! Letter well written! The same should be addressed to all ETHIOPIAN Ethinic groups to consolidate.

    One Ethiopia!

  2. ayele
    | #2

    “development to mekele and destruction to gambela”? i am from mekele and i have not seen more development in mekele than other main cities. it is the same small town I left 32 years ago. Before telling Tigrians to come forward and oppose Meles, you should try to convince other Ethiopian tribes not to hate Tigrians. I was very critical of Meles in many issues. Even though I still don’t agree with all his policies, I am very great full that a Tigrian is in power for just the safety. The Tigrians have suffered so much on the hand of Amharans for so long there is no room for taking a risk.
    I will tell you a bit of your country’s history. Wey ane is a two word means “wey ene” in amharic. Then it become woyane. The peasant suffer under the land lords who were supported by two successive kings. The people of Tigray lashed out and say “wey ane” in everywhere and tried to rebel. what happen was a Holocaust in reply by Haileslasie. He asked the British air force which was based in Aden to bomb the central market of Mekele on the day of the market which was on Monday. Then a special policy was imposed on Tigrians in order to suppress them. It was poverty. Hailslasie made Tigray suffer purposely and followed by Mengistu. We are proud Ethiopians and if the Amharans don’t treat us like we treated them when they were in power, The is something fundamentally wrong. Tigrians enter married with amharans and other tribes. My grand father came from Lasta, wello, married my grand mother from Mekele we lived happily and respected. Now we don’t see this So what does this show us. Many think the Amharans want the leaders to be from Amhara all the time? When you see where Ethiopia is from 2o years, we are not doing so bad comparing to other African countries. We are not different. Running a government is a tough job, people loose their mind even in the developed countries. Meles has been misunderstood most of the time. He could have been more harsher and rule like Mengistu or Esayas or like R.Mugabe. Who do we have for a choice?
    but he chose to let people speak, leave their country if one wishes, have meetings and other freedoms we never had. But we have taken it for granted. Even the more civilised countries like Egypt don’t have the rights we have. You insult Mubarak you get your tang cut.

    Lets develop our country when we have the chance so the next generation can deal with this problem with a full stomach.

    thanks for reading

  3. Dr Tadios Admasu
    | #3

    Good try brother Obang, but frankly speaking, as the Amharic saying goes, “Awuqo Yetegnan, Biqeseqisut Ayisemam”. Otherwise, how can 4 million or so Tigrians who call themselves Ethiopians like the rest of us see the distruction of our country (independence of Eritrea, then sales of Assab to Eritrea, sales of land to Sudan etc…)all the looting, imprisonment of innocent Ethiopian people the opposition party leaders, members, supporters and slaughtering of the nation for the past 18 years and still keep their silence? No other Ethiopian would have done these if they were in power like Tigrians. Tigrians are blinded to only care fore few people like Seye but ignore 75 million sufferers in the hands of Nasty and Fascist Woyane thugs. That is not the belief and known character of Ethiopians at all. Something has gone wrong with Tigrians.

    What about the stolen election of the past too, especially the last one in 2005? And how could they now accept the return of Eritreans (our worst enemies)with open hands through front and back door, after they voted for their independence and all the killings they did to our people at the last war and everywhere too? Would Isais say to the expelled Ethiopians come back and receive your compensation and live in Eritrea? Not in million years. How can Tigrians keep silence or agree with their bosses when they said we would die for Eritrean people but keep on slaughtering their Ethiopian brothers too? Where is Tigrians Ethiopiawinet? I could not understand it. Do they only want us when they are attacked by enemies to die for them? That is not fair at all. As Shambel’s song said, Tarik Yifreden!

    Well, if Tigrians accept all these, they would be called Dedeb Agamewoch, Geredoch and Ashkeroch as they have always been labelled by Eritreans in the past hundred or so years. Beware not to degrade yourself again Tigrian brothers, just because you hated your Ethiopian brothers to suit your purposes? Know also that Woyane would not rule forever and when they are deposed, defeated and leave their positions too, the Ethiopian people may take revenge not only them but also on you lot for keeping silence and appeasing and supporting crooks, criminals, child killers and traitors like Meles Zenawi and his cronies. Watch out for the judgement day? The end is near. But still you lot can be wise and act to save yourselves, your fellow Ethiopians and your country Ethiopia. Yes, we call up on you to be one of us not just be a kind of hurd of cattle for bad Woyanes.

    May God help us? Amen!

  4. andelenatu
    | #4

    all i can tell for the guy who call himself ayele first use your tigrian name secound you worth nothing to answer.for the last 18years the ethiopian people has been siffering under the brutal regime of tple you come in this web sight and open your mouth wiz no regard for z rest of ethiopian people and spread your hate shame on you and your use the same word the dirty TPLF GROUP use still u are dreaming things stay as it is now all i can tell you is you are a fool.i dont even think you understan what you talking you are ekoying what your master of lie the tplf leader melsse zenawi and his group told you.

  5. wendataw
    | #5

    Very nice as usuall OBANG,But i allways say ETHIOPIA is invaided by the most ethnocentric,narrow minded terrorist and Mafia orrganaization called (T:P:L:F)since the day they took power.Every body knows they will never change.We made a mistake not telling them those who are supporting tplf are not ethiopians because they are not.If you think after all these years they will leasten.You got to be crazy.TPLF are not a bunch of tigrians,they are more than million and they have decided to stay and run to tigray when they loose power with a lot of the defense force.Death for tplf and their supporter Ethiopia will reise and will be stronger than ever.Time is running for them.Enought is Enought.REmember obang you will be one of the democrat with Birtukan,Birhanu and ather god Ethiopians to help our mother land.At last we have to remember whether we like it or not THE peopel of AFAR and ASEB is ours.God bless Ethiopia.Humanity befor ehinicity.

  6. seifu
    | #6

    either with peace or blood. You TPLF guys will bleed soon.

  7. ayele
    | #7

    I am sorry andlenatu. The name ayele was given to me by my dear father in respect of his father.I was saying what many tigrians think at the present time. The hate on tigrians is so wide spread, You left us with no choice, but just to stay put. I don’t support what is done to the eritrians. Not all tigrians have the same stand on many issues. Let start to understand each other instead of boiling on this sensitive issue and make it even worse.
    So don’t get persenal. No one tells me to comment on any issue. I have my own mind. If you think I don’t deserve to be on this web site, May be ask the organisers of this web.
    I don’t hate any one. So peace brother.

  8. alem
    | #8

    support our freedom fighters.

    U.S. Congress rejects proposed measure against Eritrea
    The Woyanne tribal junta ate dust in the U.S. Congress on Thursday after paying tens of thousands of dollars for lobbyists to have the Eritrean Government labeled a sponsor of terrorism rejected. The fact is that, according to the U.S. Department’s own report, it is the Woyanne regime that is brutalizing and terrorizing the peoples of ethiopia.

  9. Dr Tadios Admasu
    | #9


    It is definitely a good try brother Obang, but frankly speaking, as the Amharic saying goes, “Awuqo Yetegnan, Biqeseqisut Ayisemam”. And “Zer Kelguwam Yisbal” Yibals Yele? Otherwise, how can 4 million or so Tigrians who call themselves more Ethiopians that all other Ethiopians put together and who knows that all other Ethiopians fought and died for them (remember the time of Menelik too) just sit silently and watch the destruction of our country by their own tribe, allow the (chopping of Ethiopia from the head or the independence of Eritrea, then agree with the sales or transfer of Assab to Eritrea, be quiet when sales of our fertile land to Sudan etc…done by Woyane alone), all the looting, imprisonment of innocent Ethiopian people, the opposition party leaders, their members, innocent supporters and slaughtering of the nation for the past 18 years and still keep their silence and their heads under the sand? No other Ethiopian would have done these if they were in power like Tigrians. My relatives even died for them during the last Ethio-Eritrea war too? Tigrians are deafened and blinded to only care for few Tigrians like Seye Abraha but ignore 75 million sufferers in the hands of Nasty and Fascist Woyane thugs. That is not the belief and known character of Ethiopians at all. Something bad has gone wrong with most Tigrians.

    What about the stolen General Election of the past too, especially the last one in 2005? How can they totally ignore when a Tigrian dominated government stole the election in a day light robbery, and then the slaughtering of children, wives, husbands, imprisoned thousands of demonstrators with fabricated accusations? And how could they now accept the return of Eritreans (our worst enemies) to Ethiopia with open hands and arms through front and back doors, after the Eritrean themselves voted for their independence with the encouragement of the Woyanes, and all the killings the Eritreans did to our people at the last war and everywhere too? Thik this too Tigrian brothers and sisters…would Isais say to the expelled Ethiopians come back and receive your compensation and live in Eritrea again? Not in million years. He is only trying to invade and loot Ethiopia by using some of our Ethiopian opposition parties. So, how can Tigrians keep silence or agree with their Tigrian bosses when they said we would die for Eritrean people, and keep on slaughtering their Ethiopian brothers too? Where is Tigrians Ethiopiawinet? I could not understand it. Do they want us only when enemies, attack them to fight and die for them? That is not fair at all. As Shambel’s song said, Tarik Yifreden!

    Well, if Tigrians accept all these, they would be called Dedeb Agamewoch, Geredoch and Ashkeroch by Eritreans once more as they have always been labelled by Eritreans in the past hundred or so years. Brothers and sisters of Tigrian region, just to hurt the rest of us politically, make sure or beware not to degrade yourself again by your old friends the Eritreans just because you hated your Ethiopian brothers to suit your purposes? The Eritreans would never accept you as equals or brothers ut all. They have no respect or love for Tigrians but contempt and hatred. Know also that Woyane would not rule forever and when they are deposed, defeated and leave their positions when lose through the ballot boxes too, the Ethiopian people may angrily take revenges not only against them but also on you lot for keeping silence, appeasing and supporting the Woyane crooks, criminals, child killers, mercenaries and traitors like Meles Zenawi and his cronies. Watch out for the judgement day? The end is near. And don’t say, “Ene Kemotku Serdo Ayibqel” too, because you would be leaving a bad legacy for your children and Ethiopian people’s hates too? Don’t be demonised by future generation as well. But still, you lot can be wise and start to act to save yourselves, your fellow Ethiopians and your beloved country Ethiopia. Yes, we call up on you lot to be one of us, not against us or even not just continue to be a herd of cattle for bad Woyanes who now gave you bad names. Last but not least, it would also be fair to remind you that the Ethiopian people may not call for your help again. Opportunity, seldom knocks your doors twice hence use it now or never. May God help you and us too? Amen!

    Readers, this and similar messages were tried to let it appear on the weird but Elias Kifle never posted them. If anyone criticises Eritrean leaders and the Eritrean people who hated us and voted for independence and then fought us for that dusty land called Badme that resulted in thousands of our people killed by their soldiers, he automatically rejects it. Is he really an Ethiopian man or a sick pervert? I am not a trusting fool to believe that anymore. Sad!

  10. h.a
    | #10

    Good job, Br.
    This is the kind of thnking missing in current situation,
    we should always put humanity first. That is what the word of god
    emphesis to us with out understanding humanity we will remain
    in the dark about ourselves.
    Obang Metho, as far as i understand, this country needs to repent from the godless path we have taken for over a generation. I beleive god will have mercy on us. This ethnicity in place of humanity is the lowest we could go before destroying ourselfs, both as a nation and as a society.

  11. Anonymous
    | #11

    As other tribes of Ethiopia are proud to say, for example first i am tigrian or oromo or somalia then Ethiopian, it is the Amara only say Ethiopia first then amara. It is the same as I am African first then Ethiopian. Be proud Amharans. There is nothing wrong with calling your community Amharan comunity. It is then may be you will start to respect other tribes of Ethiopia.

  12. Dr Tadios Admasu
    | #12

    Alem is an Eritrean pretender who is wondering around websites on behalf of Elias Kifle of so-called Ethiopian He or she was an Eritrean called Almaz as well? What a fool, sod, knave, moron and an idiot you are really? You are a very sick Eritrean lurking on Ethiopians forum like a poisoned rat. You are an idiot too, because your messages are identical though you called yourself, Guest, Almaz, Haile, Ahmed and few other names on many websites just to fool us. But you foolishly exposed yourself repeatedly. On EMF (Ethiopian Media Forum/Website), you said you were Ahmed, on Addis Voice, you are Guest and Almaz and there on other sites you became Haile and here you are Almaz again. And your messages are the same. And you pretended to support Ethiopian party, Ginbot 7 and others. Make no mistake that we don’t need to join Eritreans to defeat Woyane. You Eritreans need us to defeat Woyane and then loot Ethiopia as you did for many long years. You cannot fool no one now because those Ethiopian organisations are not mad to have followers and supporters like you. It was copy and paste just to attack or bark at the wrong tree. Hence be my guest weirdo to read my replies to you and the other TPLF weirdo again that was also posted on all websites and will also be posted wherever you would be posting your crap and or your venom. I strongly believe, that you are an Eritrean pretender or an intoxicated or poisoned Tigrian who long to make love to one another with your cousins: the Eritreans or Tigrians. You cannot fool no one here or anywhere. I hope you don’t get pregnant for not taking precaurtions or pregnancy pills to go and produce many children to take more spaces on planet earth. We don’t need more of your likes in this world at all. We hate Eritreans for betraying Ethiopia and killing our people. We don’t need your brothers the bloody Woyanes as well. Both of you can go to hell and burn yourselves. You are cursed children of Musolini and the devil. Now, read and enjoy the following and then take your pills you are given to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Also take your medications for your screwed brain to stop going around websites and making fool of yourself. Get a life weirdo? Do something better to live your life in a dignified ways than making spectacle of yourself. Yesew Mesaqia Athun or Athugni Abo? Bloody fool! Shameless and drunken Eritrean dog! Get lost sicko? idiot!

  13. Dilnessaw
    | #13

    Seifu and Alem is the same person and is an Eritrean as well, who is working for Elias Kifle of Ethiopian Review. The same as Alem, Ahmed, Haile, Almaz and many other names scattered all over many websites. He or she is not a member or supporter of as always claimed. Hence editor, as promised, filter these bloody and nasty cockroaches and kick them out of your website. They stink. Thanks!

  14. Adi Hiferom
    | #14

    Are you trying to tell me most Tigrayans has benefitted from Erpdf’s rule more than other Ethiopians? By most do you mean most of the 6 million or so Tigrayans? That’s quite a figure ,chump. Let’s assume 70 % That would be around 4 million? So 4 million Tigrayans are filling up the ranks of the military,government beauraucracy and the business sector?
    For a dirt poor country like Ethiopia that is an astronomical number of professionals to hold a career. We don’t even have 1 million “office” jobs in Ethiopia.
    I am Tigrayan and i support Meles because Amharas want to see the destruction of our people. Meles is the best leader ethiopia ever had.Period. You hate him because you are all zeregna nazis. And Obang is your token minority uncle Tom.

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