Fetsum Abraham: The infantile, sadist and biased individualist Ali Abdu

Fetsum Abraham: The infantile, sadist and biased individualist Ali Abdu Ali Abdu exposed himself after a long absence outside Eritrea through his STATUARY DECLERATION in Australia (assenna). I think he lost the momentum failing to cease

Fetsum Abraham: The infantile, sadist and biased individualist Ali Abdu
Ali Abdu exposed himself after a long absence outside Eritrea through his STATUARY DECLERATION in Australia (assenna). I think he lost the momentum failing to cease the moment contacting the people when he left the regime for asylum. He kept quiet for a long time and we moved on. He, however, recently popped out of the blue saying something in public and here is my independent opinion about him.
I don’t think Ali’s exposure would excite Eritreans, but he was the most powerful man after Isaias and he served that system with unhesitant determination until he run away for his safety. Ali earned his position through hard work and fierce competition with the most dedicated servants of the system. People who know the ruling circle say that he was more powerful than all the Ministers, Ambassadors and Generals combined to the point he could get away with anything in the country “abusing them” as well. No Information Minster of any country can ever acquire the position without a leader’s maximum trust because it is the most important structure that protects a leader more than any other sect in a given Cabinet. An information Minister therefore has direct contact with civil rights issues specially in dictatorial situations.
Precisely, you don’t earn Ali’s position without the President’s complete confidence on you; without being a special servant of your master. Call it professional or regrettable necessity, but one in that position cannot help doing something wrong to the people to protect the boss. Ali had the most frequent and private access to the president and knew his secrets and projects more than any other Eritrean in the Cabinet, probably in the entire Shabia political structure. As a Minister of Information, he was responsible for informing the president about anything that went on in the country including personalities and individual activities through a nationally integrated network of spying, obvious saying that his direct role included securing the president from any potential danger in the country. I am not saying Ali did this or that but there is no doubt that some Eritreans must have been smoked because of the Ministry that he administered.
He was said to have lived worshiping the president as much as he could; known for having the pictures of Isaias everywhere in his office (the walls and may be the floors, the ceiling and at home too), and rumored for even duplicating the President’s bushy and monotonous mustache for approval. They say that he lived imitating his role model in everything he did (communication style, looks, abuse, etc.)
Although Ali the mighty could not avoid abusing people from his position, he still deserves the benefit of the doubt for what people suspect him of doing with full right to defend himself in future Eritrea. They have the burden of proof and he owns the benefit of the doubt. But one wonders what made this guy so powerful and how intelligent he might have been to earn what he earned in the system should intelligence be a requirement for his position along with other factors including passionately serving the dictator with full fledged determination.
The questions: who is Ali Abdu and what made him special in the system? What was his political philosophy and how did he see the Eritreans as a unit? Why was he the president’s most favorite baby for so long? Was he intelligent enough to serve the country at that critical position? I believe his latest exposure briefly tells part of the story.
In number 7 of his documentation, Ali said that he was affiliated with Awate.com to struggle for change in the country since 2007. Among other things, he emphasized on exposing the regime’s “Severe discrimination against minorities and Moslems”. He said he helped exposing Eritrea’s destructive relationship with the Al-Qaida affiliated Alshabab through the website.
Comment: I think Eritrea’s involvement with Alshabab was not news to the universe. What was going on was obvious to the whole world. The fact that the regime went beyond moral/political/diplomatic support of the Alshabab into material assistance (money and arms) was clear to us. Although Ali says he made us aware of this reality through Awate, we also had many sources of information that told us the same story about the situation. I thank him for this with one thing in mind: I find it extremely hard swallowing this testimony because I have a problem imagining Ali serving the resistance from the highest rank of the dictatorship. I cannot think of Ali (defacto Vise president) working against the system from Asmara. This would be like committing suicide!
This man, however, made it clear that he was more concerned about the situation of the minorities and Moslems than that of the entire Eritrean people. At the second hierarchy of the regime out-powered only by the President, Ali shamelessly discloses that he did not have the people in his heart except a portion of the society that he cared for.
In number 10, he wrote his “stories under pseudonym from the belly of the beast” exposing the government’s bias against Moslems and the Jeberties.
Comment: Ali keeps on rocking on the only matter that concerned him as Eritrea’s most important politician after the president. He “wrote” stories in disguise from within the government’s political structure, God knows where the material was posted or displayed. He once again makes it clear that he concentrated only on the government’s bias against Moslems and the Jeberties totally ignoring or denying the same discrimination against the Christians and the rest of the population. What appears clear here is that Ali as a super individualist cared and still cares only about what personally affects him: people of his religion (Moslems) and his community (the Jeberties), none otherwise. Whether he was part of the problem in this regard or not may be unclear as of today but there is no doubt that he was the best man in the system that “exclusively discriminates people of his religion and from his community”. This man is of course expected to prove his claims and we will see if he does.
In number 11, Ali said that he was concerned by “Discrimination of Moslems and particularly the Jeberties” that he called a “prosecuted community” in Eritrea. He also said that the Jeberty Moslems were 5% of the Eritrean population.
Comment: One more time Ali projects that he was only concerned about what affects him personally with a little more concentration of bias here. He narrowed it down to the most priority of his concern. The Jeberties were exclusively a prosecuted community according to this extraordinary individualist. He appears concerned about the situation of the Moslems in general; yet unconsciously betrays all other Moslems by emphasizing more on the condition of his Jeberties. The Eritrean defacto “vise President” comes here talking about discriminating the 95% Eritreans through his exclusive focus on the condition of the 5% Jeberties. He rejects the entire society for the 5% Jeberties; yet, he accuses others of being biased against his community.
You must remember that bias breads bias. Apparently, this man is talking about deserving the right to discriminate 95% of the people for the exclusive interest of his 5% Jeberties without allowing any Eritrean to discriminate the community in reactionIn denying the discrimination of the rest of the Eritreans and specially the Christians, Ali by default logic projects his prejudice against them without being aware that that was what he was doing. He wants to exclusively own the right to be biased in the society. He justifies Bias only when he does it, wrong otherwise. A biased individual has no right accusing others of bias and this has to be made clear to individuals in this confused state of mind.
At this point in the go, I am convinced that Ali was a problem in our society. Ali could not have fairly managed the Eritreans with his extremely biased mentality.
In number 12, he said that Eritreans overall take the Jeberties “non Eritreans, Ethiopians, inferior, unfit for authority” and that the “Jeberty is not recognized as a nationality despite it existed for over a millennia”. He said that people considering him to be the next president would change their view once they knew he was from the Jeberty ethnic group.
Comment: Now the real Ali Abdu comes out of his ethically polluted closet: Very infantile and unfortunate nonsense in my opinion. How deeply he suffers inferiority complex is his own business but I do believe this accusation is a self generated crisis that attacks the society without substance. Remember that Ali is accusing the entire population here (95%) minus the Jeberties (5%) though the few Jeberty elites like him do not represent the dignified Jeberties that equally share the suffering and the success of the society with the rest of the Eritreans. I found the allegation a fabricated fair-tale aiming at destroying the Eritrean people including our Jeberti family, needless to say it can only emanate from a psychologically diseased mind in hallucination: Exaggerated decadence of a sick mind so to say. For what we know, the Eritrean people are innocent of this terrible accusation from a former servant of dictatorship responsible for uncountable damages in the Eritrean society. I don’t believe there was any Eritrean official that didn’t know Ali Abdu’s Jebertiness. Let alone his closest comrades that served the dictator causing this level of destruction in the society we ordinary Eritreans have heard that Ali was a Jeberty brother of the distinguished writer Salih Yenus. What a mess!
Ali says that his community accounted for 5% of the population and that he was the only Jeberty in the Eritrean Cabinet composed of 17 Ministries. He did not even take a little time to think it over before he put it in writing. Reality classifies this man as unjust not because the Jeberties were probably the richest people in Eritrea but the community was well represented in the cabinet by close to 6% of its composition (1/17), needless to say that he played the most significant role in protecting the “Jeberty discriminating regime”. Controversially, he discriminated his community as the 2nd most important politician in the country to be consistent with his testimony.
The question: Where is the proof for this allegation? Can Ali Abdu disclose a research based data for this conclusion? Can he share his experience where the Eritreans in power rejected him because of his ethnic background? Is this a fabricated accusation that originated in his biased mind against the rest of the Eritreans or what? How did he earn his powerful position if the Jeberties were considered unfit for that by the society or the government? Would not his old position contradict this allegation in practice?
Right here, I am convinced that Ali is poor in intelligence and really a childish individual that deserves a candy-bar or a lollypop to cool him down from his “daddy, mommy; Everyone is avoiding me!” attitude. Only a cry baby does this to get attention!
In number 13, childish Ali said “Jeberties are the only ethnic group not allowed to call themselves by their name: Referred as “Islam practicing Tigrigna””. They are not allowed to celebrate their “ethnic pride” like the rest. The regime “Artificially Increase[s] the number of Tigrigna by absorbing the Jeberti into their ranks.”
Comment: Contrary to Ali’s claim, I believe that the Jeberty elites are probably the loudest Eritreans that only concentrate on their own communities openly. The few elites that do not represent the community are the ones that impose the Arabic language on us ignoring the importance of Tigre and the rest of the native Eritrean languages including theirs. Who allows and disallows a person from identifying with one’s community anyway and where was this nonsense practically reduced in Eritrea? Is this guy saying that an Eritrean Jeberty cannot lawfully identify the self as Jeberty and can he prove that there was a punishment for doing so?
We Eritreans have no mechanism so far that allows and disallows one from identifying with an ethnic group, thus this allegation is a fabrication that originated in his insecure mind. What “ethnic pride” is he talking about when the reality states that the Jeberties were original Tigrigna speaking people that share everything (food, dress, culture, rituals, dancing, and history) with all other people from that ethnic group in the country? Aren’t the Jeberties “Moslems practicing Tigrigna” in reality? What are they then for this man to attack the people on this correct classification? Is it possible for the Jeberty community to exercise its ethnic pride without Guaila, Kuda, Injera, Tsebhi, cultural values, and Tigrigna? Does Ali want to do his ethnic pride with Arabic in denial of his race and native Tigrigna in this extraordinary self-rejectionist practice?
Whether few elites like it or not, the Jeberties are Tigrigna speaking black Africans from Eritrea. The ethnic pride of our Jeberties is their Tigrigna roots and cultures that the people freely celebrate in the country. There is no other ethnic pride that Ali can rationally design for his community other that the Tigrigna. Ali’s religion does not justify his phobia on the Tigrigna ethnic group that he originally belongs to nor can he practice his insecurity and temptation to identify with something else without rejecting the self. Ali is an African black man and not an Arab! Ali is A Moslem Kebessian, has a mother-toung called Tigrigna and cultural values associated with his roots! He cannot change his identity that will remain till the end of time. The Arabs do not accept Eritreans or any other black community as Arabs and in fact discriminate them severely and Ali cannot force them to accept him as an Arab. He cannot ask for “ethnic pride” other than his Tigrigna, meaning that the Tigrigna ethnic pride by default completely represents him and his community because ethnic pride and religion are mutually exclusive: religion is spirituality and ethnicity is identity based on few factors discussed above. Therefore, the accusation is not only baseless and destructive but also illusive. Ali should entertain his imagination in privacy without claiming to represent the Jeberty community if he is ashamed of himself. He has the choice to reject himself but no right to twist the true nature of the Jeberty community that is clearly Tigrigna by ethnic classification, black African by racial, and probably the richest group by economic classification.
There is no justification about the system trying to increase the Tigrigna ranks through his inclusion in this ethnic group because it has always been the majority in the society. He is one of us and his Tigrigna phobia does not allow him to be from another ethnic group. He will remain being a member of the Tigrigna ethnic group at least for this life needless to say that his attempt to deny his roots makes him a person that disrespects himself and the entire Jeberty community.
14) In trying to apply for passport, “his brother was asked to prove that he was an Eritrean citizen”. They told him that “We often host guests even at high levels of the government”. He said that he was conditioned to feel like he “was a guest” and they made him a Minister to show “artificial diversity and ethnic balance in the government”. He said “my close friend Mohamed Hagos was brutally killed” and that that was one of the repeated message “that I was a guest”.
Comment: The Eritrean government always checks identification cards before it gives passports. I assume this was a proper procedure in any country and I don’t understand why this guy associates the procedure with his inferiority complex. Who told him he was a guest and why should that person represent the society for Ali to cry about in the open? Where is that artificial diversity in this situation?
Ali the child talks about the tragic death of Mohamed Hagos as a proof to his hallucination on being a guest in Eritrea. Sorry that Mohamed was killed but does he know how many Eritreans have been facing brutal death at the hands of this regime? Why is his friend’s death amplified here when the whole society is facing the same predicament in the country? By exceptionalizing his friend’s death, Ali unconsciously disregards all Eritreans wasted under this regime.
At this point in the go I have concluded that Ali is very shallow upstairs and also extremely selfish so to say. He is simply heartless to Eritreans and only concerned about his closest people from his community. Ali is a very confused man with serious inferiority complex about his roots that values the life of one person over the thousands of Eritreans under similar fate.
In 15, Ali said that Taha Mohammed, a friend of his father was arrested with his father without a reason, a founder of the struggle died in jail and Ali was told that “this was the fate of “our disloyal guests”. He was told that this was “The fate of disloyal guests”.
Comment: Ali cares only about his immediate family and friends from his community. I am sorry for what happened to his father and his friend but their situation is everywhere in the country. People are going to jail in mass (said to be around 10,000) and dying as well. What happened to Ali’s father and his friend does not tell anything about his fair-tale “The fate of disloyal guests” because Ali was the most loyal “Guest” in the regime to be consistent with his words. There is simply nothing special about the suffering of the two individuals in question. I feel sorry for this childish man and I wonder how the country was running under imprudent individuals of his type. I don’t even know how to classify his mentality in this regard; too stupid to make sense out of!
In 16, Ali says that Sofia Habtemariam said that he was ““a gift from meles zenawi” implying that my origin and loyality was from and for Ethiopia”. He said she also accused him of being a spy of western countries.
Comment: So what? What does the Eritrean society have to do with that woman’s bad mouthing about Ali? Does she represent us? That cruel and abusive woman has lost her mind attacking anything that does not serve her master of misery for the sake of ATTENTION. She is rude and has insulted many individuals in the past. So disgusting to look at, the woman is suffering from internal conflicts more than any Eritrean I know. I can’t even stand looking her pictures let alone in person: I don’t like that look and her polluted mind! Ali will have to deal with her and leave us alone because she was his close companion when they were destroying the society as a team. Ali can go to Ethiopia if he has that complex but he does not make sense infatuating with that woman here as if she represents the people. That woman is an enemy of the society that represents what Ali represented for years. This problem is between both of them because they know each other better if you understand what I mean. They ate, danced, and discussed matter of distraction together. Both of them will go under the process of justice in future Eritrea because the society has an issue with them waiting to be resolved at court.
In 17, Ali testifies that in 2000, his father asked “Why was I arrested to begin with?” and they answered him saying “So your son can get the message“.
Question: who specifically answered that to the gentleman and what does this have to do with us if it took place? Is this not selfishness and don’t you think that thousands of Eritreans have melted without trace and that you at least have a living farther today though sadly imprisoned for four years without a reason? Ali was the 2nd strongest politician in the government that imprisoned his father for four years. He served the system from the day the father was taken to prison until the time he was freed and beyond. Why did he not decide to quit the system then if he was for real? Would not one consider Ali as a man that betrayed his own father in this situation?
In number 23 Ali said “you either must drink, gamble and womanize and involve e in corruption or you are a suspect”.
Comment: Is that what Ali was doing while serving the regime at the highest political post for that long? How come he was not a suspect for all the years in the government if he was not one of them? He was the most trusted politician in Eritrea and how was this possible without being part of the corruption and elimination? It is full of contradiction to say the least and he does not make sense at all!
In 27, Ali said that the most powerful politicians in the government (Air force Commander General Teklay; head of the Eritrean special court General Tekle Lebish and Central Region Army Commander General Flipos) approached him to help overthrow the government because he was the one that sees the president in the eyes but he rather went to the president to be lectured for 6 hrs.
In 28, Ali said that “the second man in charge, General Secretary of the ruling party approached him to do something overthrowing the government. Ali said that he declined suggesting that “Tahrir Square style” of rebellion was the solution for change in Eritrea.
Comment: Ali unconsciously testified here of protecting the regime instead of designing a method of overthrowing it with the officials in question. Ali sabotaged the powerful people that approached him to change the government by suggesting what he suggested, yet jeopardizes them months after he run away for safety probably for personal reasons. What a wicked man! Ali was lectured by the president for six hours after the claimed activities probably leaking information about the situation in this self-exposing testimony, implying that he stopped a potentially practical method of eliminating the president by standing in the way of the Eritrean people. I don’t believe him at all, but Ali openly declares here that he played a big role in extending the life of the regime and thus the misery of our people doing irreparable damage to our society.
In 30, Ali said that the Defense Minister advised him to leave the country while the President travelled abroad (October, 2012) because he would be the next victim otherwise.
Comment: I don’t believe Ali needed a lesson about the President’s tactics of eliminating Eritreans while visiting abroad. He ignited the war in Badme from outside Eritrea and did many other crimes similarly for Ali not to need the Defense Minister for this information. The president’s criminology was simply impractical without dedicated slaves like Ali Abdu. He was fully part of it..PERIOD! He exposed the life of the man in question in this heartless testimony from a safe zone in Australia. In doing so, cold Ali has condemned at least five powerful individuals to death in absentia.
In conclusion, there is no doubt that out minorities have been conditioned to feel insecure by few people in the majority that do not represent the Eritrean people but it is together as a team that we can stop them from abusing our minorities. Any minority group feeling isolated by the few spoilers should, however, defend other minorities in the same boat as a principle for its grievances to be legitimate, meaning that it should align with other minorities to fight back said isolation with the innocent majority that has nothing to do with this decadence. A minority group only fighting for one’s ethnic group ignoring the cause of other minority groups is part of the problem in my opinion.
Although Ali Abdu’s grievance may be legitimate in view of the few spoilers, I found him being a cold sadist who does not care for any life except his own. He did not care for his ethnic group, his father, his comrades and the entire Eritrean population so to say when he was in power and I don’t believe he does today based on his exposure. Obsessed by ego he cannot exist from the confinements of I, Me, Mine elements of greed. There is no more I can say here except that I feel sorry for the people suffering under extraordinary selfish individuals like Ali. I wish him good luck in his immigration application in Australia and I am sure they will give him a legal refugee status without a problem not because they believe him but just because he is a person from a desperate society. I leave this contact advising him to get rid of that mustache in order to disconnect himself from the President once and for all; it does not look good!

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  • Yimmun June 20, 2014

    Can you re-write your article once again, this time, assuming that the document was a confidential statement made for asylum purposes that was never intended for to be public? If so, it changes everything as to which part is true and which part is completely false.

  • በየነ June 20, 2014

    ኣንቱም ኣባላሺኹሙና ሕጅስ ከመይ ገይሩ እዩ ክብዳሃኩም ትጽበዩ ዘለኹም።ኣነ ዓሊ ዓብዱ ብዛዕባ ኣማኑኤል እያሱ ዝበሎ ወይውን ፍጹም ዝበሎ ተቃዊሙ ወይውን ርእይቶ ሂቡ፣ሽዑ እዩ ዝዋረድ ምኽንያቱ ኣብ ደረጅኦም ክወርድ እዩ።ስለዚ ኣሕዋት ክምልሰሎም ኣይንጸበ፣ዓሊ ቀሊል ሰብ ገርኩም ኣይትውሰድዎ።አነ ርግጸኛ እየ ሓደ መዓልቲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ይኹን ካልኦት ዓበይቲ ሃገራት ይኹና ጎረበት ሃገራት ኩውከሳና እየን ዓሊ ክመርሓና፣ምኽንያቱ ድሕሪ እሰያስ ንህዝቢ ኤርትራ አጸቢቁ ዝፈልጦ የለን።ዓሊ ኦፐረተር ናይ
    ምክትል አቦ ወንበር ማሕበር ተማሃሮን መንእሰያትን ድሕሩ ኣቦ ወንበር ቀጺሉ አምባሳደር ብሓደ ግዜ ኣብ ኣርባዕተ ሃገራት ኤውሮፓ ድሒሩ ዳይረክተር ቲቪ አይጸንሐን ምኒስተር ዜና።እሞ ኸኣ እታ እንኮ ሚንስትሪ Active ዝነበረት ስለዚ ዓሊ ማለት ሓደ ዕቁር ሃብቲ ንጽባሕ ኤርትራ እዩ ኣይትሓዙለይ እዚኣ ከም ሽሮቦ ኣነቃዕሪርኩም ውሓጡዋ።

  • በየነ June 20, 2014

    ኣንቱም ኣባላሺኹሙና ሕጅስ ከመይ ገይሩ እዩ ክብዳሃኩም ትጽበዩ ዘለኹም።ኣነ ዓሊ ዓብዱ ብዛዕባ ኣማኑኤል እያሱ ዝበሎ ወይውን ፍጹም ዝበሎ ተቃዊሙ ወይውን ርእይቶ ሂቡ፣ሽዑ እዩ ዝዋረድ ምኽንያቱ ኣብ ደረጅኦም ክወርድ እዩ።ስለዚ ኣሕዋት ክምልሰሎም ኣይንጸበ፣ዓሊ ቀሊል ሰብ ገርኩም ኣይትውሰድዎ።አነ ርግጸኛ እየ ሓደ መዓልቲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ይኹን ካልኦት ዓበይቲ ሃገራት ይኹና ጎረበት ሃገራት ኩውከሳና እየን ዓሊ ክመርሓና፣ምኽንያቱ ድሕሪ እሰያስ ንህዝቢ ኤርትራ ከም ዓሊ አጸቢቁ ዝፈልጦ የለን።ወዲ 13 ዓመት ዝተሰለፈ ንነዊሕ ከም ኦፐረተር ናይ እሰያስ ዝሰርሐ፣
    ምክትል አቦ ወንበር ማሕበር ተማሃሮን መንእሰያትን ድሕሩ ኣቦ ወንበር ቀጺሉ አምባሳደር ብሓደ ግዜ ኣብ ኣርባዕተ ሃገራት ኤውሮፓ ድሒሩ ዳይረክተር ቲቪ አይጸንሐን ምኒስተር ዜና።እሞ ኸኣ እታ እንኮ ሚንስትሪ Active ዝነበረት ስለዚ ዓሊ ማለት ሓደ ዕቁር ሃብቲ ንጽባሕ ኤርትራ እዩ ኣይትሓዙለይ እዚኣ ከም ሽሮቦ ኣነቃዕሪርኩም ውሓጡዋ።

  • Fetaw Hageru June 27, 2014

    First of All why you suggest that this leaked documents are genuine ? Xminster Ali has never confirmed or denyed it to be his as far as I know.
    You article tells more about your state of mind than the X Minster !
    For the sake of argument let’s say documents are genuine, Ali Abdu is expected to write about him self not about Eritrean people
    Because the world knows about Eritreans but the Australian Imigration Knows little About Ali Abdu ?
    In an application form for asylum you are meant to write about your ethnic group,religion,…..and close friends and why you are claiming to be a refugee and this is exactly what Ali Abdu did.

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