Assessment of Zimbabwe and Al-Diaa School Incidents’ Impact on Despotism and Denial of Basic Rights in Eritrea
In a country where its leader knows and focuses on his interest, his generals trail after him creating atmospheres of fear to bring all those who resist tyranny to their knees. Yes, the Eritrean tyrant
In a country where its leader knows and focuses on his interest, his generals trail after him creating atmospheres of fear to bring all those who resist tyranny to their knees. Yes, the Eritrean tyrant veiled by illusions of self-reliance is brutally exploiting the whole population and denying all Eritrean non-negotiable rights. The tyranny, no doubt, has erased all the gains the Eritrean Revolution made in ionic treatment of the Eritrean people across the board. It is not wrong to say that all those in the leadership have lost patriotism and decency turning the country into a grinding machine of its people.
The Eritrean people have been exposed to many tyranny shocks including giving up essential needs for survival, such as food and clean water. Worst of all, the tyrant pitilessly has torn everything apart uprooting loyalty to family and community.
Unless the people break their silence to injustice, things will keep getting worse. The post-independence experience tells us that when the people sit silently and watch their rights being chipped away or violated, tyranny takes over. However, it is clear that when the tyranny’s crime becomes excessive, it draws the people together to declare all forms of silences as a crime. That’s how the Al-Diaa School incident evolved and the demand for its rights run its course.
For over 26 years the silence of the Eritrean people was twisted into interpreting it as a support for the regime. Now, with the silence of the people broken attracting public support for “standing for your right,” the strength of the tyrant is weakening. Thus, crossing by the tyrant the boundaries of non-negotiable rights of Eritreans is totally over.
The Eritrean tyrant, unless told with clear words he would not understand that the silence of Eritrean people is a rejection of his rule. It is time to speak out even at the risk of not being heard to get the attention of the world. Years wasted trying to speak with silence to fight back tyranny and that never even got the attention of the tyrant. The tyrant, blinded by power, is most probably not capable of catching a glimpse of the silence of the people as a disapproval of his rule.
Eritreans suffered and learned a lot from their silence to tyranny. There is no more damaging than not speaking out at the right time. Yes, there is no more damaging than not making “demands for your rights” clear and loud. With silence nothing can be met, specifically under the Eritrean tyranny where fear has taken hold. But, now thanks to the Al-Diaa student for conquer the darkness and the rule by fear.
The Zimbabwe and Al-Diaa School incidents are the best gifts of the year to the Eritrean people. The incidents helped the Eritrean people to take their fight against tyranny to a new level. People are coming together as one to get rid of the tyranny that decimated everything Eritrean by committing the worst forms of crimes and torture.
The Two Incidents have made the CIOE’s Findings Easy to be understood
The CIOE (the UN’s Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea) squeezed pages of over 26 years tyranny in Eritrea into a few pages. Those who survived the tyranny’s scary and dark days and made their way out to freedom help the CIOE to define the ugly conditions in Eritrea and characterize the tyrant. The investigation conducted by the UN Commission successfully detailed the dark life in Eritrea under tyranny like a polished engraved stone to attract the attention of the world.
The CIOE might have conducted character analysis, similar as below, using syllogistic reasoning. The flowing arguments were first analyzed for validity and reasoning ability to characterize the types of governments. Each as a syllogistic argument having valid argument as well as descriptive components were made clear with related commitments as to whether each type of the government serves the interest of its constituents or supporters.
- If a governments is progressive (socialist, communist or mixed), its challenges are addressed in favor of the masses and local capitalists.
- If a government is conservative (capitalistic or constitutional monarchy), its challenges are addressed in favor of corporations and capitalists.
- If a government is non-of-the above (no parliament, no functioning parties, no constitution, no rule of law), the country’s sovereignty gives power and freedom only to the man at the helm and all departments of the government are obligated to protect the interest of the person or family of the person at the helm only.
Since the progressive and conservative governments govern in the interest of masses and capitalists respectively, they have direct bearings on the arguments 1 and 2. The absence of parliament, functioning parities, constitution and rule of law in Eritrea might have easily enabled the COIE to arrive at the conclusion that the regime in Eritrea falls under argument 3.
Judging from the heinous and horrible crimes reported by the Eritrean refugees, believing tyranny was occurring on wider-scale everyday against Eritreans inside Eritrea, the COIE recommended those responsible to be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court for the crimes they committed. However, immediately, some western countries with the push from the Arab Gulf countries tried to smooth things over for the Eritrean tyrant with the UN. Those countries, on behalf of the Eritrean tyrant, gave assurance that he would no more pursue destabilization of the region besides committing upon themselves the task of resolving the Eritrean-Djiboutian border issue outside the UNSC.
The Eritrean tyrant was lucky that the UN leveled with him to only opening up all his prisons to UN investigation. However, when the tyrant refused to comply, the COIE raised its claim from sufficient evidence to strong evidence that the rule of the jungle in Eritrea was throwing many innocents into the jungle on enforced disappearance. Accordingly, the COIE sought exacerbated terms demanding the regime to allow the UN investigators free access to all suspected sites of mass graves, places of hidings, prisons and places of detentions.
The locally and regionally out of control tyrant never learns from his mistakes. He always plays the victim. This time, once again, he put his crime in play and was caught undeniably, on the watch of the world, throwing the 92 years old, Hajji Musa Mohammed Nur, into the jungle on enforced disappearance along with the other school board members.
Now, from the above analysis of the Eritrean tyrant’s personality, we understand that Isayas of Eritrea and Mugabe of Zimbabwe are totally different. The only similarities are their love of power and money. They both love power like a musician loves his instrument. However, Isayas loves power with his gun in his hand; while Mugabe loves power with his political party and the constitution on his side.
No doubt, the two leaders are hard to let power go and they dream to pass or keep the power within their family (with son or wife next in line). Both can only be unglued from power with what they have in their hands (in the case of Isayas, the gun in his hand), or by what they have on their side (in the case of Mugabe, his party or the constitution).
With the Deep-rooted Fear Conquered, It is Time to Demand All Rights Back
The Zimbabwe and Al-Diaa School incidents caused the blame of the G-15 on the tyrant to resurface in that he was accused of failure to preserve the Eritrean Revolution, i.e. by installing people’s representational democracy. Under the people’s representation democracy, the country was expected to have political parties, constitution, parliament and an elected government with its priorities, the local capitalists and masses’ interest first. Instead, the tyrant installed absolute monarchy like, power representational rule or the one man rule without parliament, a functioning political party and a constitution.
For years, those around the tyrant were made not to speak out against abuses of power. Even the pro-tyrant Diasporas have been weakened not to speak out because they are chocked up with fear of not losing their favorable treatments. And, the Eritrean people inside Eritrea are silenced at gun point.
It has been a while since the Eritrean border-guards, coastguards, and the air force have turned their back on tyranny and sided with the Eritrean people. The shoot to kill order has been superseded by the three forces with mercy of letting the elderly, children and mother to cross the border safely.
Ever since the tyrant sensed the disloyalty of the three forces, he made Adi Halo his place of safety. The three forces renounced their support for tyranny and, as a result, many of their members fled or hijacked planes or boats to seek refuge in neighboring countries. Out of fear, the tyrant resorted to creating a vacuum of No-Man Land similar to demilitarized zone for his own safety.
Until recently the police force that is responsible for the security of Asmara were believed to be loyal to the tyrant. However, the Al-Diaa students’ demonstration revealed naked that the facts were otherwise. Indeed, the demonstration march was even accompanied by police officers to the tyrant’s office. The tyrant chose to flee, missing the face to face coming with the demonstrators by 5 minutes. It would have been an action of preserving dignity for him, had the tyrant fought back his urge of exercising tyranny and despotism and waited to speak to his grandchildren students and listen to their concerns. Anyway, now with the police force on the side of their people, the tyrant got the message that he can no more get his tyranny across the country as he used to.
The Eritrean people are now in control of all streets with the police force on their side. With no fear of imprisonment, it is time to reclaim what was taken away from them including their basic rights and the necessities rights (to electricity, clean water, healthy food, and access to health services).
In support of the Eritrean people
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