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Isaias Afewerki Greed and Selfishness Finally Hits The Fan

Why did the generals, colonels and ministers want to overthrow their master after all those years of serving him and benefiting from his rule? Why are they trying to distance themselves from him at this

Why did the generals, colonels and ministers want to overthrow their master after all those years of serving him and benefiting from his rule? Why are they trying to distance themselves from him at this time? What changed that promoted reform?
The latest uprising against Isaias Afewerki boils down to money and greed, the high ranking military leaders can no longer bear to witness Isaias stash mega cash into his bank accounts while the generals and ministers left out from the big gold rush bonanza. (This is not to say there are no decent and patriotic Eritreans among them)
Isaias’s greed and self-interest is well known and documented despite his conscious effort to hoodwink the public otherwise with his illusionary tricks. In his tyrannical arsenal greed is his weakest link that will most probably bring him down as we are witnessing with the current situation unfolding in Eritrea in an effort by some of his ones trusted beneficiaries to overthrow him.
Yes it’s the economy of some of the generals, colonels and ministers who use to serve Isaias that caused this latest problem for Isaias. Economy of the generals and ministers, who served their master Isaias did not change while their master economy did. Let me explain.
Can you imagine the generals and ministers uprising against their master if their master wasn’t extremely greed and share the money he has being stashing and hiding with them? I don’t think so. (Again this is not to say there are no decent and patriotic Eritreans among them)
We are somewhat lucky Isaias Afewerki is one extremely greedy and selfish ruler, because if he had played the game smartly, like not being greedy he could have been in power for the rest of his life. Like Gambino one and only mafia godfather who lead his crime organisation for over 50 years until his natural death, he lead the New York mafia organisation without any assassination or overthrowing attempted by his employees or rivals, the reason being simply his unselfish leadership creed.
Isaias Afewerki is a billionaire and his wealth has being rising astronomically ever since the industrialized mining began in the last 3 years. Eritrea’s economy has being growing between 8% to 11% in the last 3 years according to IMF, World Bank and other economic indicators. Now where has the money gone? Economy growth above 5% is considered an economic boom in a normal country, but in Eritrea 11% economic growth become deep reception and hyperinflation, how and why? Cronyism and corruption prime answers.
We have to realize that the Eritrean problem is a collective problem, maybe not equally but we all are to be blamed for what Eritrea has become. Reform, justice and national reconciliation are badly needed without it there is no hope what so ever.

Eng. Filmon H Yohannes

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  • ahmed saleh January 26, 2013

    First of , sinced HGDF condemn the people
    from speaking freely , it is difficult to
    get on conclusion .
    But it looks the heroes who managed to take first step on demanding for the country’s urgency came from mid level
    military personel not generals . Eventhough we do not expect them to do so because they became corrupted , greedy and selfish for years to betray the people .

  • dave January 26, 2013

    please concentrate on the issue at hand,do not create confusion.I also remind everyone to write in Tigringa so that we can include many others.Otherwise,the English section is used as more about satisfying one’s love for the English language, which is not bad, but everyone should bear in mind that there are several means to enjoy and improve one’s language skills.
    Thank you,

  • fetsum abraham January 26, 2013

    It so seems to me that two or three individuals may have information about Eritrean money (such as the gold money) but not the Generals who serve him through good salaries and TIPS or BONUSES here and there, and probably material gifts such as houses too. I do not think Isaias gives them anything more than that. The article certainly lacks material evidence to substantiate its claims. We need to focus more on realities that can either be defended or closely approximated through commonsense.

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  • Abiel January 27, 2013

    Dear brothers/ sisters,

    Having read most ofyour comments, I am glad that we all agree on the fact that the step taken by the coleniel and solders is realy Heroic action that should moitivate us all to be united in making our voices heared and bring a dramatic change that respects our rights that we deserve which the eritrean public have been deprived of by the dectator.

    Coming to the issue on whether Issayas is multi millianor or not is less important at this time. However, I wouldn’t even question for any prove to belive that he may be billioner.This is becouse I belive that he can do what ever he wants let alone making himself billioner concidering the fact that we don’t even have constitution to enforce suprime power of the court of justice in the country to question his intigrety and inappropiate actions. therfore, no would audit his account to figureout any disputes. we should also remember his personality. i.e dictator, crule, selfish, etc

  • Semhar January 27, 2013

    Hold your Ground Saleh Osman and our courageous Eritrean armed forces; you will soon be overwhelmed with the support of all Eritrean armed forces and Eritrean people!! You are Eritrean heroes!
    You choose freedom instead of slavery. You stood for what you believe in.
    You represented Eritrean people. You stood against the mad dog, tyrant, dictator Isayas wedi Berad, his blind followers HIGDEF and his burned flag.

    We will liberate our land and our people.

    Let freedom ring in Akeleguzay, Adi keyih!
    Let freedom ring in Senhit, Keren!
    Let freedom ring in Denkel, Asseb!
    Let freedom ring in Barka, akurdet!
    Let freedom ring in Sahil Nakfa!
    Let freedom ring in Seraye, Adi Ugri!
    Let freedom ring in Hamassien, Asmera!
    Let freedom ring in Semhar, Massawa!

    Eritrea will be free soon.
    Our original Eritrean Liberation Flag, Semayawit Banderana will be allover Eritrea!

    Shighey abbey ala?
    Adikeyih besihala!

    Shighey abbey ala?
    Dekemhare besihala!

    Shighey abbey ala?
    Akeleguzay besihala!

  • jonah January 27, 2013

    I hope the opposition around the world would use this event to increase awareness and let people that there are individuals within the current government that want to see change and are willing to put their life on the line.
    I believe this event is turning point and as the old guards start dying naturally the new guard wants to see changes. Maybe oppositions should start looking on change by supporting individual within the current government..

    Eritrean should start calling this “January 21 Protest”.
    Kept it in consciousness of people as a movement.
    I know things are quiet now but people who were involved in this protest need to know that they got the support of Eritrean in diaspora and soon there will be other soldiers who will real make the coup happen..