Fetsum: On Amanuel Eyasu’s important radio broadcast
This is a short note in support of the latest extremely important ASSENNA RADIO broadcast by brother Emanuel Eyasu on the current Ethiopian political shakeup. As you know, something is cooking in Ethiopia after the Prime
This is a short note in support of the latest extremely important ASSENNA RADIO broadcast by brother Emanuel Eyasu on the current Ethiopian political shakeup.
As you know, something is cooking in Ethiopia after the Prime Minister requested his resignation because of outstanding political problems in Ethiopia. Although it is premature to tell where it is going, we know it is something we have to carefully monitor with vested interest because it strongly affects us one way or another.
The mistakes the Weyanes did in Ethiopia to stay in power immaterial and despite the Badme conflict’s temporary effect on the relationship between the Eritreans and the Tigreans, the safety of our people and the Tigreans ultimately depends on our genuine relationship and mutual strategic importance established by blood and sweat during the struggle and far beyond. Although the Isaias regime and few narrow Weyanes created the drift between us, the fact remains that our peoples have no problem at the mass level of the relationship.
There are few important points that our people must understand arresting their emotional discharge for the sake of themselves. The first is that the Isaias regime has been doing everything in its capacity to destroy our country by aligning with its worst enemies from the hard core Amhara politicians in the caliber of Berhanu Negga and the so called Arbegnotch clique that he still financially and militarily supports beyond giving them safe heaven in Eritrea knowing their destructive policies on the country.
Second, he has been working to weaken the society by creating massive refugee crisis responsible for displacing the youth in hundreds of thousands through the years that he succeeded with flying colors. He has weakened the army through well calculated plans as such to make the society vulnerable for the hard core Amharas’ possible offense after the downfall of the Weyanes.
Third, with all the complications the Isaias regime created between the two peoples, we should be clear on the fact that the Weyannes’ unflinching role on the Eritrean independence after the referendum was very crucial for the world to recognize our statehood. It has to be clear that their political existence even after the Badme conflict was very important for our sovereignty because they did not change their position on the Eritrean independence a bit in the midst of uncountable diversities and pressure from the dangerous Amara politicians within the collective Ethiopian political life.
Fourth, the relationship between the Tigreans and Eritreans does not depend on the Shabiyas and the Weyannes and specially their leaders no matter how they complicated it behind the Badme conflict excuse. It historically goes deeper than that to say the least as peoples of the same origin with different socio political experience destined to peacefully coexist forever.
Although Isaias should be very excited about the resent political development in Ethiopia that directly threatens the Weyannes and indirectly the Eritreans, our people must be smart enough to realize that we have no long run problem with our strategic allies, the Tigreans and that their safety is crucial for ours beyond the benefit of the doubt. Therefore, let us be careful to avoid regrettable mistakes here by considering the downfall of the Weyanes as victory to the Eritrean people as the dictator wants us to feel. We have the moral responsibility to support the Tigreans at this testing time in history for our strategic interest but not at the expense of the other Ethiopian ethnic groups that we should care about at the same level of concern.
In the mean time, the sleepy Eritrean civic groups must immediately wake up for unconditional dialogue pertaining our country towards common strategy to democracy. They cannot afford to watch the development without action and their members have the responsibility to pressurize them to this effect.
Long live the genuine relationship between the Eritreans and the Tigreans, and the Ethiopians at large!!
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