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In Search of Liberty – 4th Narration

Subject: In Search of Liberty – 4th  Narration, 13 Oct 2018 News Items: a)       Sport: There will be marathon brotherly competition between Tigray and Eritrea, if it is true story. b)      Politics:  Dr. Debretsion Gebremickael  Head of Tigrai Central Administration is invited by President

Subject: In Search of Liberty – 4th  Narration, 13 Oct 2018

News Items:

a)       Sport: There will be marathon brotherly competition between Tigray and Eritrea, if it is true story.

b)      Politics:  Dr. Debretsion Gebremickael  Head of Tigrai Central Administration is invited by President Issayas Afewerki for fraternal get together >>>> or, is it a rumour? Or outright false story?

c)       Prime Minster of Ethiopia undertaking push-ups with soldiers who came to express their grievances about salary!!! Regardless of the mysterious motive, who ever heard of an African Leader being a part of the ‘commoners’?

d)      Three Ethiopian Airforce military planes (of Russian origin), with armed military regiment, have landed at Asmara Airport in the middle of a night.

e)      Migration of Eritreans to Ethiopia is increasing by the Day in addition to the migration heading to Europe. The long-term consequence is open and obvious >>> brace yourself ERITREANS!!!!

f)        So many things seem to be percolating in our region – Alas! Fortunately, without WAR.

What is next? Stay tuned for the next episode. Is any thing good happening in Eritrea? It depends on one’s definition of “good” !!! In any case, the stabilization of Eritrea in the good sense of the word will take quite a while.  But let us continue.

Dear Eritreans:  The only task left for us is to occupy our time leisurely in a safe foreign sanctuary, having squandered our opportunities to be GREAT. We are permanently hooked to parochial ‘hidden’ mattes of RELIGION and REGION (i.e. provincialism, tribalism, racism). We never want to accept that REALTY of OUR ERITREA. And it will NEVER go away with the wind.  Eritrea is hinged [anchored] to the two cancerous diseases of RELIGION and REGION.  It is a permanent prison, in which Eritrea seems to be comfortable. But then, there is always the hope of the hopeless >>>MIRACLE.

Just look at the commentary section of our Dear Website, Let us be honest to ourselves: how serious are we in utilizing for the ultimate liberation of Eritrea? How serious are we to solve our own problems?   Are we really against Issayas Afewerki Abraha? Shocking Question!!!  But, whether we like it or not, Issayas has his loyal followers from both sides of RELGION and REGION.  Mind you, it is NOT that they like Issayas but they are protecting their respective historical ambitions !!!

So, We pretend to have the platform. We have the Time and Knowledge. But what we see are just string of articles and commentaries by multiple commentators, including those who utilize multiple names laced with raw insults to each other — unconsciously proving that we are our own enemies!!!  Psychiatrically, it is a process of transferring our inner self-hatred upon each other — without ever admitting it. It is a process of a perfect DENIAL of the existence of inherent problem.  And so, we are in a bind.  And yet, we know deep down, that unless we FACE and ACCEPT the REALITIES of the two diseases (mentioned above) we will only go on being RUSTED slowly until the molecular structure of RUSTNESS disintegrate us into pieces.

It was only a FEW “YESTERYEARS”  that Eritreans of various professions were working/helping the ‘UNDERDEVELOPED’ Ethiopia of the TIME!!! YES, “SERVING/HELPING” ETHIOPIA in various fields of socioeconomic development. Yes, it is Historical Fact. It is also historical fact that Haile Selassie, self-appointed Emperor, King of Kings from the Tribe of Judah [or whatever] vowed to make Addis Ababa indeed the “New Flower” of Ethiopia. This was done at the DELIBERATE expense of ERITREA.  Eritrea was progressively emaciated from its technological infrastructure [admittedly, achieved as a result of European colonialism], thus forcing Eritrea to the status of backwardness. This was DELIBERATEDLY done by the Government of Haile Selassie.  In normal atmosphere, it would have been labeled as a CRIME; and in theology as an eternal SIN. Be that as it may — and to be fair to history — only one personality i.e.  Aklilu Habtewold, Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, objected STRONGLY to the Ethiopian policy of destabilizing Eritrea from its development. In the absence of heeding his warning, he made a perfect forecast of the consequence and helplessly kept quiet – a reflection of an honest Scholar.  After that, Haile Selassie never involved Aklilu Habtewold in any matter pertaining to Eritrea. As the saying goes, ‘the rest is history’.

Please note, the above is NOT an emotional outburst from a simple Eritrean but HISTORICAL FACT. I have open mind. I stand to be corrected and educated at any time. With that caveat, let us proceed: obviously, as expected, Eritrea regressed backward   Dear Reader, if you are irritated by my constant repetition, I can only beg for your kind forgiveness. I can’t help playing a broken record – as it is the only relic that we ERITREANS are left with. And, the greatest sadness of all, it is due to OUR OWN doing.  We can pile-up excuses, after excuses, and bury our heads therein for infinity, only to have Issayas  — the descendant of Afewerki Abraha Miratch  — to LAUGH at us to his heart’s content.  We worshiped him next to God. Didn’t we?!

Do you remember our historical meeting in 1991 at Los Angeles, California, USA? The ecstasy to see and hear Issayas uttering a few words was delightful phenomenon to us. Every word he uttered was soothing to us. We worshiped ‘HIM’.   At that moment, HE was our God. Wasn’t HE, Dear Eritreans?  Admittedly, HE didn’t design it; though HE recognized the emotionality of Eritreans as a tool; and used it effectively to his heart’s content. Eritrea was HIS domain; and Eritreans were HIS loyal volunteered admirers and servants (1).  And we NOW have REALITY gnawing at us, but still bickering among ourselves because of the age-old RELIGION on the background. If that is not enough to destroy ourselves, we can always latch to the parochial destructive factor to fight each other, for eternity. WE ARE OUR OWN ENEMY – until we prove it otherwise. No amount of blind emotion/insults is going to change THAT REALITY.

Have you noticed? The only time ERITREANS got together, comrade in arms, was only when it had a COMMON ENEMY [perceived or otherwise] until the LEADERS of the Eritrean Liberation Forces were faced with conflict of self-interest — aligned 180-degree out of phase against each other’s insidious interests.  Reality was exposed; and consequentially WAR between the deceivably called ‘brethren’ was unavoidable. The horrendous sacrifice made by ordinary gallant fighters was for ONE cohesive Eritrea — without strings attached to it.   Eritrea, however, seems to be destined NOT to learn from the factual background of the Eritrean society.  As a consequence, Eritrea will always remain as a pony in the international intricate political chess game. To repeat, Eritrea is its own enemy; has always been so; and will probably remain so, for a long time to come. Needless to say, as an Eritrean, I would love to be wrong.

After horrendous sacrifice over a time period of almost sixty-years, where are we TODAY? For how long are we going to blame the world for our misery? Eritrea is at the lowest economic strata in the balance book of the UN. And we blame the United Nations, completely ignoring/denying the fact that Issayas drove the country into what it is today – out of pure hatred as he himself pronounced it to a colleague [in a moment of relaxation, with a glass of spirit] “ከርእየክን እዬ”። And He did, and more to come, no doubt. Are Eritreans ready to counteract? The behaviour of Eritreans in the last twenty-seven years does not give any confidence of challenging Issayas’ long-held grievances against ERITREA.  Besides — let us not forget– when it comes to internal matters, Eritreans are already hopelessly divided by internal subject matters discussed above.  In addition, Issayas made rapprochement with all his neighbours —  Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti,  Saudi Arabia, etc, which makes his grip on Eritrea  even more stronger than before from international political point of view.                                                                                                                      Warning: Though it is true that the Eritrean ‘story’ is one of the saddest in human history, Eritreans must NOT give-up to live up not only to the dreams and horrendous sacrifices made by Eritrean Fighters but also by Eritreans at large, wherever they may be, for their constant dedication to the STUGGLE for NOBLE intention. It is in this context that the LEADERS of the Eritrean Liberation Struggle must be judged for their crimes they committed in the name of INDEPENDENCE, FREEDOM, LIBERTY  and other deceptive MELODIES.

Suggestion for Action in a question form

Would it be possible to form ONE WORKING GROUP (2) of not less than eighteen (18) members of Highest Calibre, and deeply knowledgeable persons of Eritrean History, to formulate a PLAN of ACTION to Liberate Eritrea from its self-appointed Dictator and initiate a temporary Government?

If the answer of possibility and probability of galvanizing Eritreans for the intended ACTION is negative, it goes without saying, there is no hope for Eritrea. Hence, the initiative of the Prime Minster of Ethiopia, which is gleefully accepted by issayas Afewerki Abraha, will be the frame work for future Eritrea. And we know, very well, where it is heading.

 On the other hand, if Eritreans indicate a desire, commensurate with the 30-year sacrifice, the above proposed TASK requires top notch scholars with international experience as well as those (Eritreans only, please) who are deeply knowledgeable about the true history of Eritrea.  THE END

Footnote:                                                                                                                                                                          (1)  In the Los Angeles Meeting, a participant attempted to ask a question in AMHARIC!!!! ‘Boos’ erupted against using an enemy language.  The magnanimous ‘emperor’ Issayas Afewerki Abraha raised his hand for silence. And silence restored. The auditorium was silent where one can hear the drop of a penny!!!!! He gave permission to the questioner to speak, as Eritrea was a free country, respecting freedom of expression!!! He said those words in straight face. The person made his statement in Amharic. The ever crafty Issayas, in deliberate gesture, lowered his head, with a faint smile, massaging his back neck, and started by saying: “ኣነ’ኳ እታ አምሓርኛ…. ……” He didn’t finish — nor needed to finish — the sentence. He let his obedient subjects interrupt him by thunderous applause, hilarious delightful laughter and happiness that their beloved ‘emperor’ was NOT ABLE to speak the ENEMY language — Amharic. Needless to say, Issayas did it deliberately, fully and deeply knowing the EMOTIONAL CHARACTERISTIC of ERITREANS. The audience were so hypnotised by ወዲ ኣፎም፤ ኮርዒዳ — coupled with deep hatred for Amhara — did not seem to realize that a language is just a mechanism of communication with/among human creatures >>>just like Italian, English, Arabic …….. Issayas speaks Amharic very well, like any other Eritrean, especially those who were born, grew up, educated, worked in Ethiopia for their life time. The Los Angeles Meeting tells a VOLUME about ERITREANS.

(2) Updated List of Opposition parties                                                                                                                              The List was mainly collected from Google, the Fountain of Information.   EDP, EDA, DMLEK, RSADO, NDF, ENSF, EPM, ENCDC, EFND, MEDREK, EMC, ENF, EYSC, AYSNS, EF, GL, ECHIGM, CEPONA, EPP, ENST, AH, EGS, EFND, APPG …………. there are others.  When listing these opposition parties, the Tigrigna proverb seems to pope up (rightly or wrongly): ፈራሕ፣ ዓሰርተ በትሩ።

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  • aditekelezan October 16, 2018

    ፍቅር ያሸንፋል ጥራይ ዘይኮነስ ፑሽ ኣፕ ያሸንፋል እውን ክብሃል ድዩ ?

  • Sol October 16, 2018

    Those who like Isayas to protect their respective historical ambitions, have to search for it in Awasa because the maniac dictator has turned Eritrea to a hellhole in the earth and unashamedly is going to Ethiopia to inaugurate the achievements of Woyane with his new ally Abiy Ahmad.

    • Dawit October 16, 2018

      So what’s your freaking problem there as long as he is invited by the Ethiopian PM?

      • Dawit October 16, 2018

        Sol, at last you are admitting the “achievements” of Woyane, what a sad loser?!

        • memhir October 17, 2018

          Dawit (Asmerom, etc.)

          Look in the mirror and you will see the loser Mr. Tembenai..

        • Sol October 17, 2018

          The Woyanes, despite their mistakes and corruption were building while the maniac dictator of Eritrea was systematically and intentionally destroying Eritrea economically, socially and politically to be a failed state to fulfill his sick ambition.

  • aditekelezan October 17, 2018

    ክቡራት ደቂ ኣሰና,
    1)ሓንቲ ሓበሬታ ብዛዕባ ብዘይ መሳርያ ሰብ ክቐትሉ ዝኽእሉ ወትሃደራት ኮማንዶ ናብ ኣቢይ ዝኣተዉ ንምንታይ ?
    2) ንምንታይ ሓርነት(liberty) ዘይረኸብና ,liberty ስ ይትረፍ independence ረኺብና ዲና ?

    1) እቶም ናብ ኣቢይ ብዘሰንብድ ኩነታት ኣትዮም ሃገር ዘሰንበዱ ንኣቢይ እንጀራ ንኢሱና ሽኮር ውሒዱና ክብሉ ኣይኣተዉን. ንኣቢይ ምግልባጥ ዝነበረ ሃዋጺ ሓበሬታ ክህቡን መፈንቅለ መንግስቲ ከፍሽሉን እዮም ኣትዮም . ነቲ ውዲት ዕልዋ መንግስቲ ዝሃንደስዎ ወያነ ንኦነግ/ OLF ከም ኮንዶም ተጠቒሞም እዮም !.ነቲ ውዲት ዘፍሸሎ እቲ ብኤርትራዊ ሞሳድ ዝፍለጥ ሰመረ ርእሶም ናይ 72 ኣምባሳደር ኤርትራ እዩ (ተቓወምቲ ከም ተራ ቐታሊ ይገልጽዎ) , ንምንታይ ናብ ሰዓረ መኮነን ዘይልኣኾም ድማ ,ምንም እኳ ሰዓረ ኤታ ማጆር ሹም ይኹን እምበር ወያነ ስለ ዝኾነ ናብኡ ኣሚኑ ኣይልኣኾምን. ብቕጽበት ንኣቢይ እንተዘይኮይኑ ንኻልእ ኣይንርእን ኢና ዝበልዎ በዚ ምኽንያት እዩ…ኣቦ መጻኢ ሃጸይ ኣብርሃም ኢሳያስ ዝኾነ ፕረሲደንት ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ እውን ሃንደበት ኢትዮጵያ ዝኸዶ በዚ ምኽንያት እዚ እዩ. ምኽንያቱ ኢትዮጵያ ከይትፋናጣሕ ንዓና ኤርትራውያን ተጠቒሙ ውድብ ዘቖመ ፕረሲደንት ኢሳያስ ዋላ ኤርትራ ከም ተመን ሓመድ ትብላዕ ኢትዮጵያ ከይትፋናጣሖ ዝተቓለሶ 30 ዓመት ኦነግ ይኹን ትግራይ ትግርኚ ወያነ ከፍርስዋ ኣይከፍቅድን እዩ.
    2) liberty ወይ ሓርነት ዘይንረኽቦ ዘለና ንምንታይ ? ምኽንያቱ ቤትና ኣብ ከውሒ ድዩ ተሰሪቱ ኣብ ሑጻ ??? ጉዳይ ኤረ ሃገርና ብኤርትራውያን ተመዊሉ ኣይፈልጥን. እቲ ሓቀኛ ሓበሬታ እዚ እዩ .
    = ብፕረሲደንተ ግብጺ ነበር ነፍስሄር ጀማል ዓብደል ናስር ኣብ ካይሮ ምስ ደቂ ኣኽሱም ኣቦ ትግራይ ትግርኚ ኣይተ ወልደኣብ ወልደማርያምን , ተጋሩ እንከለዉ ብሃይማኖት እተላዕለ ናይ ደርቡሽ (ሱዳናዊ ጸላኢ) ናይ ውሽጢ ውሽጢ ሓርበኛታት ኮይኖም ዘህረምዎን ዘቕተልዎን ንሳቶም ውን ካብ ትግራይ ዝተሰጉ ደቂ ኣኽሱም እቲ ቃልሲ ተጀሚሩ , ተጋሩ ተንቤንን ዓጋመን እንድርታን ብትግራይ ትግርኚ ወያነ ተደጊፎም ውድብ ህግሓኤ መስሪቶም ክሳዕ እዛ ዕለት እዚኣ ሃጸያውያን ኮይኖም ይገዝኡና ኣለዉ.
    So, when we Eritreans do not have independence how can we get liberty.???? ክቡራት ደቂ ኤረይ ሀ ኢልና ኤርትራዊ ቃልሲ ሎሚ ንጀምር. ቀደም ጀጋኑ ተዋጋእቲ ጀብሃን ሻዕብያን ኔርና .ቃልሲ ኤርትራ ዝብሃል ግን ብጭራሽ ኣይነበረን !!! WE WERE UNPAID MERCENARIES ,ሓዴና ንዓረብነት ጀብሃ እቶም ናይ ህግሓኤ ዝነበርና ድማ ንሃጸያዊት ኢትዮጵያ ኢልና ተዋጊእና. እቲ ሓቂ እዚ እዩ. ተጠቒሞምልና እዮም ሎሚ ኤርትራዊት ውድብ ንመስርት ዋላ ከምቲ ቃልሲ ዓረባዊት ጀብሃን ኢትዮጵያዊት ሻዕብያን ካልእ 30 ዓመት ይወድኣልና.
    ምስ ኤረይ ኩሕሎ ንዘልኣለም

    • rezen October 17, 2018

      ምስጋናይ ይብጻሕካ፣ ነቲ ቁምነገር ዘረባ ናብ መንገዱ ዝኣለኻልና [ዘትሓዝካልና]። ረዘን

    • Ghirmay October 17, 2018

      Indeed, thanks a lot aditekelezan you truly made a lot sense and what a great observation.

    • k.tewolde October 18, 2018

      “ቃልሲ ዓረባዊት ጀብሃን ኢትዮጵያዊት ሻዕብያን ካልእ 30 ዓመት ይወድኣልና” >>> can you read between the lines? whose signature do you see behind this quote? aditekelezan don’t give that beautiful village a bad name my ancestry is deeply rooted there.’WE WERE UNPAID MERCENARIES’…..freedom fighters don’t get paid they just melt away giving off light to others.Try another name aditekelezan,like “con artist” or “DIA”… can conjure some stories can’t you!

    • Eyob October 21, 2018

      That’s nonsense.

      • Eyob October 21, 2018


        Whose mercenary are now?

  • Gedamu October 17, 2018

    How come you know so much about killer Semere? Are you related to him and do you work with him in Addis Ababa’s Eritrean embassy? You must have an inside information and knowledge otherwise all must be just rumor. When it comes to unconfirmed news and rumours then assennas are the experts like telling us lies before PIA is dead.

    • aditekelezan October 18, 2018

      Like many well meanning Eritreans I could have made mistakes , but, I could never be a spy or assasin even for my country.

    • Eyob October 21, 2018


      When assenna tells the truth about DIA, ofcourse you will wish that it is fake news, bcs you work for DIA.

  • Sol October 18, 2018

    Gedamu, your last sentence about accusing assenna of lies tells that you are Aditekelezan and all the other many names.

    • Misghina October 18, 2018

      Wedi Halima, talking about other many names, how about your other many garbage names: Amanuel, Almaz, meron, Kalighe, Aba thimmer, Keshi Mars, Hagherawi, Idris Soleiman, alem, Asmara Eritrea, Wedi Hagher – Wedi Yemeni Arab, Mohammed, Khalid, HawuKha abey alo craps..
      SiEd duka wedi Kedija TEKHORADI, you are NOT fooling us with your pathetic muslim gimmicks.

  • Sol October 19, 2018

    Mr. Many names, you have been using the same vulgarity for the past three years now here in assenna and you miserably failed to turn it into a platform of insults because assenna is and it will remain a platform of truth and justice for our people that are suffering under the rule of the mafia regime. A sell out person like is a disgrace to humanity so don’t pretend that you belong to any country, social group, family and religion.