FETSUM: HERE AND THERE
FETSUM: HERE AND THERE Dear participants; I have been notified by few individuals that they comments in the forums were missing and they want to know the reason. One of them actually suspects a foul play
FETSUM: HERE AND THERE
Dear participants; I have been notified by few individuals that they comments in the forums were missing and they want to know the reason. One of them actually suspects a foul play of screening comments by ASSENNA which I do not think so. I have nothing to do with this as a simple writer but I feel like the grievances are something to think about although I think things might have taken place accidentally. I am sure we can repair the situation if we work together: please share your experience in this regard in the. Thank you.
Question: Can the scattered youth organizations and opposition forces that have so far failed to organize a unanimous voice for unity reconcile the Eritrean society while they are still incapable of reconciling within themselves? Can they be a good role model of future generations on reconciliation and unity without practical reduction of the most important narratives of the Eritrean resistance for freedom and democracy?
ሰሚናር ስማዊ ሚኒስቴር ዑስማን ሳልሕ ኣብ ሎንዶን።
Questions: ስለምንታይ ኢዩ ሃገራዊ ኣገልግሎት ገደብ ዘይብሉ? ስለምንታይ ንዘይተወሰነ ጊዜ ዝቕጽልዘሎ? ከምኡ ድማ መነባብሮ ህዝቢ ካብ ዝኸፍአ ናብ ዝገደደ ዘንቆልቁል? ልዕሊ ኹሉ ድማ ኣልማማማእሰርቲ ዜጋታት ኢሉ ክሓትት ከሎ ተወሳኺ ብምባል ሓንቲ ኣደ’ውን ተመሳሳሊ ሓሳብን ሕቶን ርእይቶንብምቕራብ “ዘይውዳእ ኣገልግሎት ጥራይ መኣስ ኮይኑ ስለምንታይ ከ ዝእሰሩን ዝቕጽዑን? ንምዃኑትሓስብሎም ዶ? ካልእ ግቡእ ደሞዝ’ውን ስለ ዘይብሎም ወላ ንሕና እዞም ኣብ ወጻኢ ዘለና ዘይነዋጽኣሎም”ብምባል ካብ ርህሩህ ናይ ኣደነት ስምዒት ተበጊሳ ርኢቶኣ ኣቕሪባ።
USMAN: ‘We won’t change the no-war no -peace situation and we will continue with the endless slavery of the conscripts until we get our land from the Weyanes. The Ethiopian government had through Qatar and Russia offered us 40 Mega-Watts electrical energy in exchange for dialogue and we refused the offer..”
Comment: Dialog is the only way to go in our situation. If you want your land, go get it through dialog with Ethiopia: how else would you get it otherwise? Eritrea should accept dialogue to resolve the stalemate rather than refusing it in order to stick with dictatorship and lawless governance in the country. Ethiopia must on the other hand give us our land without contemplation should it be interested in normalizing relationship with us. The Eritrean government’s position on the question of improving the diplomatic relationship is acceptable because we cannot do it unless it gives back our BADME. We, however, must accept dialog for this to happen. The Eritrean government should therefore be pressed to do dialog on equal footing with clear understanding that it can interrupt it should Ethiopia show a tendency not to return our land in the process. The government’s refusal to dialog is intentionally designed to sustain its dictatorship at the expense of the society because said dialog has no condition and that it can walk away from it without any consequence if it does not consider the peaceful return of BADME.
Usman’s language should change from WEYANE to ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT because deception through the WEYANE syndrome is out dated after the death of Meles and the smooth transfer of power to individuals from other ethnic groups in Ethiopia.
Usman may have leaked the information (40 MW offer for dialog with Ethiopia) in order to look strong but the opposite is manifested here: The offer first shows that Ethiopia is trying its best to dialog with us which can only be with the eventual return of BAME in mind unless the leaders are naïve. The information further tells that Ethiopians are aware of the intolerable and ever worsening ENERGY crisis in our country. They are aware that the government has so far failed to provide dependable energy even in the capital city, Asmara. This also shows that Ethiopians have developed their means of energy to the point of having the capacity to supply a neighboring country while Eritrea remains desperate on the issue with all the advantages it had. They appear to upgrade and manage the energy requirements of the country (>86 million) in the last 20 years of hard work and focus while we cannot even sustain what we inherited from them during independence for about less than 6% of its population (about 5 million with almost half of us in the Diaspora).
Apparently, it seems to me like Ethiopia is basically babysitting Eritrea trying to tantalize it with the offer into sitting down and FORMALLY ACCEPTING BADME and good relationship through dialog: this is like offering a candy-bar to a child for willingness to take a shower in a hot summer day. The extremely parasitic and desperate government of Eritrea would have taken the offer without a thought but it could not because dialog would bring peace to the region through the return of BADME and that will end its excuses of failure and procrastination of justice and democracy in Eritrea. The return of Badme is the grave yard of the regime and it must avoid any possibility for this to happen, one of them being DIALOG.
Internal confusion and International Pressure
“Eritrea seeks to ease isolation by new bilateral ties” says a post at Assenna. In contrast; “In a resolution adopted on Wednesday, the Security Council asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to re-establish the eight-member Monitoring Group on Eritrea and Somalia until November 25, 2014. “The UN Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations expert panel monitoring compliance with sanctions against Somalia and Eritrea by 16 months until November 25, 2014. “
Comment: The No war No peace state with Ethiopia that lacks any initiative from Eritrea to resolve the difference by means of dialog; Eritrea’s continuous flirtation with Al-Shabab to disrupt the Somalian Democratic government; and of course its refusal to rule according to the constitution are the minimum homework for the country to get out of the sanction. Therefore, it has no one to blame except itself. In the mean time, we should continue to support the SANCTION and press for a harsher version if possible.
Eritrean community radio divides Minnesota Eritreans
“An ongoing controversy involving the Eritrean Community Radio program on KFAI, which airs on Sunday afternoons, continues to divide the Twin Cities Eritrean community, with no resolution in sight. The program, which started in the 1990s, is hosted by Essey Asbu, aboard member of the Eritrean Community Center, based in St. Paul. Another group, the Eritrean Forum of Minnesota, claims the KFAI program takes a pro-Eritrean government stance, and wants an alternative point of view to be heard.
Steve Paulos, a member of the Eritrean Forum of Minnesota, moved to the United States in 1974, when Eritrea was a part of Ethiopia. “We’re only asking to have constitutional country,” he said.
Paulos said the KFAI program follows only government-run news. “It’s transmit directly from Eritrea,” Paulos said. “He gives news from one station. We object to that.”
Paulos said the KFAI Eritrean community radio program was “given to everybody to serve the people living here. Unfortunately, it’s been taken over by pro-government people.”
Comment: Good move by the resistance. The radio station has no right to monopolize news and serve the interest of the regime because it belongs to all Eritreans. Do all things you can do including challenging them legally if necessary to assert your democratic right of sharing the station equally.
Another very sloppy goodie (typical Eritrean style of wasting resources and opportunities)
“ኣብ ሆላንድ ከተማ ራይስቫይክ ዕዉት ሰላማዊ ሰልፊ ኣንጻር “ ፌስቲቫል ህግደፍ ” ተኻይዱ
ትማሊ ቀዳም ዕለት 20-07-2013 ኣብ ሆላንድ ከተማ ራይስቫይክ ፡ ሓያሎ ኤርትራዊያን ደለይቲ ፍትሒ ዕዉት
ሰላማዊ ኣንጻር ፡ ፌስቲቫል ዲክታቶሪያዊ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ፡ ብዉዕዉዕ ድምጺ ኣካይዶም። መጀመርያ ካብ ሰዓት
14፡00 ኣብ ሰንተራል ስተሽን ራይስቫይክ (መደበር ባቡርን ኣውቶቡስን) ክሳብ ሰዓት 15፡30 ድ.ቀ. ናብ’ቲ ፌስቲቫል
ህግደፍ ንዝኸዱ ኤርትራዊያን ፡ ብትግርኛ መረረ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ፡ ኩነታት ናይ ሕልናን ናይ ፖለቲካን ናይ ሃይማኖትን
እሱራትን ሕቶታቶምን ፡ ከምኡዉን ኣብ ኤርትራዊያን መንእሰያትን ቆልዓ-ሰበይትን ፡ ኣብ ዶባት ኤርትራን ፡ መዕቆብ
ስደተኛታትን ኣብ በረኻታት ሰሃራ – ሲናይ ዝወርድ ዘሎ መቕዘፍትን መሸጣ ደቅሰባትን ህዋሳት ኣካላት ግዳያት
ኤርትራዊያን ፡ ንኽትገልጾ ዘጸግም በደልን ግፍዕን ዝገልጽ ጽሑፍ ተዓዲሉ። ንሆላንዳዊያን ድማ ብቃንቃ ሆላንድ (ዳች)
ንኹሉ ባርባራዊ ግፍዒ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ዝገልጽ ጽሑፋት ተዓዲሉ
Comment: I like the momentum but I am not personally excited at all with this event. What could have been done is more important than what was done in this occasion in my opinion. The Diaspora demonstrations continue without any tangible result because of lack of strategy or focus on the main agenda of the society. I congratulate the participants of the event but I cannot help telling them that they made another mistake forgetting the issue of UNCONDITIONAL UNITY of our forces for a temporary government in Eritrea. The Afwerkis must be enjoying the show from distance while the rest of the world wondering on when the Eritreans will get the point.
Frankly speaking, shouting in the streets with no concrete agenda to achieve is getting boring and embarrassing. It served the purpose of exposing the government in public..PERIOD. Why don’t you pressurize our forces to unite instead of telling the world the same thing again and again? What do you want the world to do with your grievance when you are fighting against the solution yourselves? What new information have you provided the people of Holland in the occasion and why do you waste your energy and resources on this? Don’t you know that the sympathizers of the Eritrean government have the right to enjoy their festival and that you cannot stop them in democratic countries like Holland? For how long will Eritreans procrastinate the burning issue of our society (UNITY) and make fools out of themselves by shouting the same thing time and again? What do we want and what are we trying to achieve from this except monotonously telling (NAGGING) the world what it already knows? Is this the limit of your creativity on the burning issues of the resistance (RECONCILLIATION and Unconditional UNITY)? Does it really make sense?
The world wants to help as long as we have UNITY but we keep on doing things scattered here and there without touching the base. Stop whining and crying for no result other than becoming entertainment of the crowd Upgrade your struggle by concentrating on UNIFYING THE FORCES should you want others to take you seriously and to rescue your people before it is too late: Shout in the streets to RECOINCILE the youth and the forces if you really want success.: good luck otherwise!!