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Fetsum: The ultimate destination of the dictator: Either the tube Or the graveyard

Fetsum: The ultimate destination of the dictator: Either the tube Or the graveyard I dedicate this article to beautiful Hanna Petros Solomon, my symbol of endurance and survival under extreme conditions of life. Watching this beautiful

Fetsum: The ultimate destination of the dictator: Either the tube Or the graveyard

I dedicate this article to beautiful Hanna Petros Solomon, my symbol of endurance and survival under extreme conditions of life. Watching this beautiful daughter of our freedom fighters that perished under the brutal regime for nothing other than requesting democracy in Eritrea (at Geneva) was a mind boggling experience. May God help her continue the strength that can only evolve from exceptional inner peace and love that ordinary human beings are hardly blessed with!

Hanna PetrosI was complaining saying that I regret God took a lot of time to respond at the expense of extreme suffering of our people. That I resent him allowing the dictator and his Monkeys, Kisha’s and Charlies to devalue life to this extent of havoc; bitterly protesting his giving them this long a time to realize what they have been doing to the Eritrean people without any provocation, yet without success.

And a down to earth Born-Again Christian who is not proud of our culture told me that God manipulates a leader’s heart to punish a given society for its inappropriate mannerism like he used Mengistu Hailemariam to diffuse the arrogance and fake superiority complex of some Ethiopians in the past. He said he has been likewise using the dictator to punish us for our rigidity, ego, worshipping a human being and exceptionalist mindset acquired specially during the struggle for independence and beyond. He then said that God finally lets go after achieving a positive result out of the terrible experience, and closed his lecture showing me something in the Bible to this effect; although I don’t remember the specifics of the verse to share it in this media.

Folks, it so seems that God may have finally started getting involved one way or another, delivering his message using the mouth piece of a person of his choice in what they call prophecy, his mysterious way of communicating with any entity in relevance. In our situation, I believe he did after 25 years of deafening silence. Here is a non edited version of what he transmitted to the Eritrean people through the brother as intact as he posted the message in Facebook towards the end of last year.

TODAY I’M VERY EXCITED. GLORY TO God IN JESUS NAME. The Lord just spoke to me about our country Eritrea and he says he will start blessing our country from this New Year 2016. He also said, no more poverty, no more pain, no more sickness & suffer & no more cry in that country. He also said I have heard my people Cry. He ALSO said, ‘I will start blessing your country very well’. just pls everybody say Amen and it will happen, this is for real trust me guys. God bless you All”; November 12 .2015 

 I don’t know how it grabs you but the message despite its quality of the English language has significant value to me, a person with no defined religion that strictly believes in spirituality mainly because of the perfect timing considering its moment of release and what has been going on with us in 2016 including the UN commission’s conclusion on the regime’s crimes against humanity, the unparalleled Diaspora demonstrations for freedom and justice that terrorized the domestic enemies into aligning with our worst enemies and the emergence of the Global Grassroots Movement, the best strategy of democratizing Eritrea at least in my opinion if we do our share.

In so saying, life offers many opportunities for a sinner to cleans his/her sins through redemption and forgiveness, compassion and humility and God gives mercy to those that finally understand their destructive effect on humanity and rebound before it gets too late. He leaves them alone otherwise, vulnerable for anything a dehumanized society can provide its cumulative reaction on. The choice of the dictator in the last excruciating 25 years of turbulence could have been between life and death depending on his performance of the last few years despite his incredible offense against the Eritrean people. He may even still have a chance of saving his life in this last hour should he truly face his situation minus self deception and leave the country with his stolen money. There is no doubt, however, that his future will EITHER be the fate of Kaddafi in the tube OR Saddam Hussein’s destiny in the graveyard if he decides to continue destroying humanity, though he has no ammunition left to inflict beyond. All this because the unified support, sacrifice and dedication of the people for the Independence struggle under the then Tegadalai Isaias Afwerki has now resurrected as their anger, hatred and revenge against his absolute dictatorship into amalgamated temptation to burry him alive a lot sooner that his recent “see you in the 50th Anniversary of the Eritrean Independence” rhetoric in front of God and the people at large. His extreme urge to continue his damage for yet, the coming 25 years of demonic vision is about to signify his remaining short sleepless life in confinement and apprehension.

It was amazing to me hearing the mercenary Ginbot-7 clique demonstrating in his support saying “yeminwedew wendimachin’en degaf lemestet new yemetanew”. What a disgrace for a falling dictator to loose the love and trust of the entire Eritrean people for the aging Ethiopian enemies that could not swallow our independence 25 years into effect. This dark historical happenstance will certainly remain in the minds of generations ahead. One cannot fail below this mark of failure; the Devil curse his soul; I wonder what he thinks about the renaissance of the Eritrean resistance in contrast. Whatever he may feel immaterial, our people’s culture of forgiveness may safely dispose the conformist elements of the brutal regime with amnesty and reconciliation but not the GANG of FOUR in the death row of their justice system that neither their Ethiopian supporters nor God can rescue. I predict these coward and selfish individuals have no gut to practically implement their simulated fearlessness by killing themselves at the last minute of their survival. They will be caught alive wetting their pants on!

Briefly analyzing the events agitates me to comment on the following inputs:

Asmeret: Indeed, the balance has tipped towards change long ago and Geneva has just confirmed the trend. Nonetheless, we will hardly make strides unless we get organized to depose the failing regime. Although the regime is fading, we can’t deny the fact that it has a better organized machine. Unfortunately, that is our main weakness, lack of leadership. It is hard to bring change that affects a nation though Ad hoc entity’s. A timely reminder Emmanuel as usual

It seems now! The ball is on the hands of politicians. Since the true politics and national harmony with no hidden interest exist, many could do miracles as has been done on the era of GEDLI.

Robi abr: Lets go together to realize our dream

k.tewolde: The warhead is ready to be deployed, we just have to orient it in the right direction.

Simon G: Thanks Emma and the rest of the huge demonstrators. I was just wondering if some one could be able to organize this huge crowd, why can’t those same persons lead a political organization? This tells us we have more in common (one enemy) than some trivial differences. If we can just focus on the common denominators, HGDF will be over in a very short time.

Comment: All the commentators definitely agree that the time for the dictatorship to go to hell is way over due and that the tide has shifted towards the resistance over all with something critical missing. Asmeret calls it lack of leadership. PH declares that the “The ball is [now] on the hands of politicians”. Robi remind us all to realize our dream together while brother K.tewelde confidently says the warhead is in place but should be oriented to the right direction. And Simon G. does his input based on the capacity of the remarkable event organizers.

But Folks, let us be honest to our selves!!

I confront articulate Amleset if she matched her claim by supporting the Global Initiative Grassroots Movement for Global leadership or she is just bluffing? Is the good-hearted PH implying the solution to come from the Political Parties and other undefined politicians in the resistance? How about from the people? Is he/she aware of the existence of the Global Initiative elements trying hard to unite the Eritreans for potent universal political representation or he/she has something else in the mind? How does positive Robi think we should do what he suggested in the remark? Should we just together walk and invade Eritrea removing the enemies without any viable political strategy? How may we orient eloquent K.tewelde’s loaded warhead to the right direction or who should pull the trigger from the many components in the resistance? And how does optimist Simon G relate the capacity of our event organizers to formidable political presence in the international arena?

We must understand that we cannot help the situation unless we decide to directly involve with the most promising activism in the pool. Nothing will change unless we nurture what we have at hand or if we dwell in the past illusive history of failure. The question is what  Voice of Assenna is talking about by “Let’s do our homework to make the success in Geneva the beginning of the end of the dictatorship in Eritrea”

Clear is that the voice means our humanitarian case in the UN has succeeded to at lease categorize the brutal regime correctly. We, however, need to be practical if we want to bring change together. We must understand that we have a political gap that we should close to win the fight for we cannot do it alone without the world backing the mission in place. We have to think carefully, see what we have at hand and pick the most optimistic strategy of success. Then we must join it and agitate others to follow so that we can increase in number and strengthen our unified presence to earn political respect from the international community not through the power of the mouth but by tangible statistical evidence like the humanitarian issue was crystallized through the direct testimony of more than 800 victims of the regime. The mouth did not work there but tangible evidence of the crimes against humanity did.

For this to effectuate, we need to revise our history of division, vicious cycle of failing to cease moments and killing opportunities like the Vaccaroean unity movement that disappeared after he passed away. We killed it because we did not nurture it; as simple as that!! We have to be careful not to waste the relentless effort of the Global Initiative for Global Leadership which can easily die out like Vacarro’s unless we cherish it by direct participation. Trust me that this will disappear too unless you develop it for no entity can survive without the support of its people.

Assenna’s message in my opinion thus boils down to this effect; a reminder for all of us to support the Grassroots movement without hesitation and delay.

I salute the Eritrean people that clearly told the world about their dire situation through unparalleled voice all over the place. I take this opportunity warning them that it is not over yet and our future depends on how we intensify the final stage of the struggle under the best remedy on the ground; the Global Initiative’s Grassroots Movement of our hard working intellectuals. I strongly remind you that any type of ICC verdict against our enemies alone won’t cut the cake for it only means success on our society’s humanitarian issues that won’t make it alone without political success to complete the challenge ahead. I advise you to accelerate the fight for freedom by giving your names without delay and hesitation. YOU SIMPLY CANNOT AFFORD TO DENY YOUR FREEDOM FOR YOUR NAMES!! I beg you to actively participate in the Global Initiative’s soon to be launched ACTION PLAN so we can start electing the committees towards Global Leadership of the people destined to temporarily replace the regime until the society elects its leaders through genuine democratic process. The moto lomi zeykete darga kemzimote that was exploited by the heinous regime to vandalize the society for the last 25 years of disaster should now be correctly applied to bring freedom and justice to the Eritrean people, yet under the guideline of the Global Initiative at hand. I seriously challenge the Eritrean people to question themselves whether they have a better remedy in place and to not unnecessarily procrastinate our democracy without tangible alternative in mind by staying passive in the anticipated upcoming elections of local committees in their respective areas of residence.

Finally, I feel dignified to appreciate, admire and thank the relentless contribution of our all rounded activists and humanitarians, and the Assenna team in general that elevated the quality of the resistance to this point of pinnacle. I specially forward my honest gratitude to the gallant Eritrean fighter Ammanuel Iyasu who has been at the front line of the Eritrean people’s struggle to peacefully and freely live in their motherland in full agreement with  ደላይ ፍትሒ’s “አማኒኤል ኢያሱ ታሪኽ ትሰርሕ አለኻ አጆኻህዝቢ መንእሰይ አሎ አብ ጎድንኻ”

May God help us do the right thing at the moment to swiftly rectify the collective problem of our people!!

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  • festum abraham June 30, 2016

    Dear all;
    Great comments except that of asfaw G et al, useless, narrow and messed up individuals from wherever!! Yet, we should concentrate on talking about what to do with the Global Initiative and how to energize for quick and everlasting solution in Eritrea. Let us talk about our immediate priority, the political void in the resistance and how we can resolve it together by tangible means of solution. the political void will not be solved by demonstrations like the humanitarian issue partially did but by massive support of the best strategy at hand. Give out your names in support of the GI for heavens sake! what are you waiting for and what is your other alternative? we should not dwell on the humanitarian issue that found a solution already; it is time to go to the next challenge immediately. The challenge or the priority is closing the political void which all Eritreans must concentrate from now on keeping in mind that we now have a tangible strategy for global unity induced global leadership. Please don’t hesitate sup[porting the GI group unless you have another alternative in mind: if you do, what is it? Say it loud so we can entertain it in contrast. otherwise don’t just sleep on your freedom, Please act immediately and support the hard working Eritreans within the Global Initiative. don’t demoralize them through silence, get in there and do it before they give up leaving all of us to start from the scratch with confused state of mind. I am telling you that they won’t be there for ever without ur support and you cannot get them back once you lose them.. Do not waste this opportunity unless you have a problem upstairs!!

  • KM June 30, 2016

    Dear brothers and sisters,

    Few people coming on various name to this forum and tried to distract us on an issue which irrelevant to brother’s Fistum. articles let we concentrate on relevant issue which assist us to shape grass root movement.. once again brother Fitsumi thank you for you time and effort..

    • Eden June 30, 2016

      Why would few or many need various names to come to this forum after all it is a free to all forum? It is sadly Eritreans can’t tolerate and accommadate different views and as a result we are still under dictatorship in poor Eritrea. It seems you are a typical example of that weak dictatorship. Let others express their free opinions without any threats or blackmails.

  • PH June 30, 2016

    ኣቶ ፍጹም ፡ሓሳብካ ሓሳብ ለባማት ኢዩ።ይኹን’ምበር ማሕጸን ኣደ ጉራሙራ ከም ዝበሃል ወላ ኢቲ መሰረታዊ ለውጢ ካብ ህዝቢ ንህዝቢ ዝሕመረቱ መሪሕነት ምምስራት ቀሊል ኢዃ ኢንተዘይኮነ ዘይስገር ነገር የለን።ብተወሳኺ፡ህግደፋዊ ኣተሓሳስባ ውልቃዊ ኢሞ ከኣ ዲክታተርያዊ ናብ ጭው ዝበለ ዕንወትን ጥፋኣትን ኢንዳመርሓና ካብ ማንም ጊዝየ ንላዕሊ ኢንኮላይ ኢቲ ኣብ ውዕሎ ክሕደት ዝወዓለ ካሕሳ ዝኸፍለሉ ኢዋን በጺሕና ስለዘለና ኣብ ዘይንስከፈሉ መድረኽ ብምህላውና ኣነ ንባዕለይ ቃልዕ ዝወጻሉ ኢዋን ርሑቅ ኣይኮነን።

  • Alem June 30, 2016

    Blae zeybelwos xibhuley.

  • Berhe Tensea June 30, 2016

    The dictator , must be burned alive along with his puppets and hit men or the generals such as reasi merakh , Abrha Kassa, the other cowords like Philipos and and Seomon Ghebresaitan.
    Thank you for your timinly article.
    Time is running out for the fat rats.

  • k.tewolde July 1, 2016

    I sounds some commentators here still have the soft spot for the tyrant,they just can’t see Eritrea without him,I understand when you spent your entire life with him,listening to his lies, it becomes part of your psych an object of fixation,you can’t shake it off,the problem is when it start consuming you alive.It is like the cancer cells living in symbiosis with the good ones.June 23 is the start of the chemotherapy,unfortunately it comes with unpleasant side effects..