Justice Seekers Should never be Justice Killers

I was suddenly prompted to write about assenna.com after coming across a cartoon on meskerem.net, a site usually labelled by most in the opposition as a government stooge. Since assenna is a regular on the

I was suddenly prompted to write about assenna.com after coming across a cartoon on meskerem.net, a site usually labelled by most in the opposition as a government stooge. Since assenna is a regular on the website, though not as a friend but as the enemy, I assumed it was time for another round of attacks. After all, meskerem.net loves to harass assenna.com. So I thought it was going to be the usual attacks on the website. But I was, should I say, wide of the mark. Ironically, Meskerem.net was defending assenna.com, the most audacious opposition website from a barrage of attacks from none other than the so called opposition groups themselves.

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The cartoon published on meskerem.net

We all know it is difficult to be definite as to what the needs and wants of “the opposition” or rather some of its members are. I usually find myself wondering: Do these people even know what they want let alone how they are going to achieve it?

Bottom line is the paradox and confusion in the opposition sphere is beyond belief. And that is about the only clear-cut thing the opposition has going for it.

The fact that the opposition could go on an attack mode against assenna  for an entire month in response to a single article it published exposes its fragility and negativity once again, and it is a clear sign that it has no clue as to its own dynamics.  Assenna is not merely an opposition media organization. It is without doubt the one most Diaspora Eritreans as well as Eritreans within the country follow for issues that are relevant to them. As a whole, its impact is ten-fold even when compared to that of the rest of the opposition groups combined.  It’s only for this very reason that PFDJ would love to have it crushed and silenced. Just as it is the reason why it fears the principled, relentless fight exhibited by Amanuel Eyasu and his team. This is a fact that can be illustrated easily.

I for one have followed assenna.com, even read Amanuel’s  writing for over a decade now and I have never seen him go adrift the core principles he held from the outset. Remember, this is the second round of fighting for him. The first was the liberation struggle he joined as a kid.  He is sharp. His critical thinking coupled with his determination and his strength when faced with adversity, be it from the side of the regime or from within the opposition, he has time and again proven to be a role model for many  Eritreans. He is a reminder of our Eritrean values. And he is an inspiration to the old and the young. Assenna.com’s achievements are the result of consistent endeavour. The public’s unremitting financial support is also a testimony to the trust it bestowed upon it.

Those in the Diaspora just need to visit Alexa.com to find out that assenna.com is the most visited Eritrean website. It has been for a long time.

Global Ranking of Relevant & Most Viewed Eritrean websites on Alexa.com (Accessed, September 26, 2016) 

1ST Assenna.com , Global rank – 124,731assenna_alexa

2nd . Meskerem.net, Global Rank – 132, 231

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3rd. Shabait.com, Global Rank – 249,361

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4th. Awate.com, Global Rank– 331,718

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5th. Togoruba.org, Global Rank – 567,569togoruba-alexa

6th. Asmaraino.com, Global Rank – 569,439

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7th. Shaebia.org, Global Rank – 8,426,732

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Why then, all these endless uproar by some in the opposition? If they really want change and justice they have to liberate themselves in the first place and develop tolerance of difference in opinions. By attacking assenna.com, they are just doing an essential job for the PFDJ and undermining themselves along the way.

Assenna.com and Amanuel have obviously shortcomings like everybody else; one has to be inactive to be perfect 100% all the time. This is particularly true in media organisations like assenna, where they operate in public. I may also not agree with several of assenna positions but it does not mean I have got to wipe-out the enormous contribution assenna and Amanuel are making. Bias and emotions blind people. That is why biased and emotional people work against their own interest. Unless we choose to be pragmatic there is no way for us to solve our complicated problems.

As a matter of fact, the entire opposition is not to blame for the incident mentioned earlier on. Nonetheless, it is important to point out this failure of some in the opposition. A couple of them have clearly developed a ‘copy-cut shock the public with dirty talk style’ for the sake of getting attention however temporary. For them, tarnishing everything Eritrean has become a fashion. As they are inept and morally bankrupt they have nothing to lose. However, the real justice seekers should sniff out the attention seekers among them in order to cleanse the political atmosphere. Fostering division, discord and confusion should not be tolerated. The opposition has to make a political sense to be trusted as an alternative. It has to be committed to positive change, the sort that Eritreans and Eritrea need if it is to appeal to the general population. After all, the people always know what is best for them.

Abrehale T/M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • THE HABESHA September 29, 2016

    “ካብ ኣማኑኤል ኢያሱ ኣይኮነ ኣይ ካብ መስከረም፣ካብኡ ጠሊቑ ዝኸይድ ጉዳይ እዩ”

    ሓደ ነገር ኣነ ኣሎ,ብዛዕባ መስከረም ከም ተቓዋሚ ድረ ገጽ ጌርካ ምቕራብ ሳባ ሃይለ ሰይቲ ባባ ኢሳያስ ከም ተቓዋሚት ኢሳያስ ጌርካ ምቕራብ ይቐልል።እቲ ጽሓፋይ እውን ኣብ ክንዲ ንዓመታት ዝላደና ኤርትራውያን፣ንናይ ኣእምሮ ምዝንጋዕ ዘለዎም/retarded human beings ናይ ኣእምሮ ጽጉማት ከረድእ ዝጽሓፎ ይመስል።
    ኣማኑኤል ኢያሱ፣ ሓደ በእምሮ ዝበሰለ፣ ነቲ ዓመታት ዝተቓለሰሉ(ቅኑዕ ዝበሎ)በረኣእያይ ቅኑዕ ኮይኑ ኣይፈልጥን,በንጢሱ ወዲ ህዝቢ ንምዃን ዘይጽግሞ ኮርዒዳን ተባዕን እዩ።ሓደ ንኣማኑኤል ኢያሱ ክጽግሞ ዝኽእል ናይ “ቃልሲ” ተሞክሮኡ ብተምሃራይ ናይ ትምህርቲ ዜሮ ዝፈለመ ስለ ዝኾነ፣ነቲ ቆልዓ (ቃልሲ)ወዲ ዓሰርተ ዓመት ጎርዞ ካብ ዝኾነሉ ጊዜ እዩ ክግምግም ዝኽእል እምበር፣እቲ ቆልዓ ኣግኣዚ ተወሊዱ ናይ ሓበሻ ቤተሰብ ምዃኑ ክርእዮ ይጽግሞ።ስለዚ ኣማኑኤል ዝህበና ትንተና እቲ ቆልዓ ከመይ ኣተዓባብይኡ ከም ዝተቐየረ እምበር እቶም ሓቀኛ ወለዱ ኣግዝኣዝያን ተጋሩ ከም ዝነበሩ ,እቲ ቆልዓ/”ቃልሲ” መጀመርያ ብጂሃዳዊት ጀብሃ ተጨውዩ ድሓር ብኣደ ሓሳዊ ታሪኽ ሻዕብያ ተገሪፉ ከም ዝዓበየ ክግምግሞ, ነቲ ሙሉእ ሂወቱ ንብላሽ ዕላማ ይቃለስ ከም ዝነበረ ምውሓጡ ክጽግሞ እዩ።እዚ ናይ ብልሒ ጉዳይ ጎዲልዎ ዘይኮነ ንዝኾነ ፍጡር ኣእምሮ ዘጸግም እዩ።
    ብኣንጻሩ ድማ ናይ ጀብሃ “ተቓለስቲ” ዝነበሩ WEDI HAGER ን K.TEWOLDEን ግዕዙይ ኣረኣእያ ንመልከት ! ሓዲኦም ንዝተቓወምዎ ኣብ ክንዲ እንተኾነ ከምቲ ኣብ ጀብሃ ዝነበሮም ዲሞክራሲ ዘጠመቕዎ ቆዮቛ ከርድኡ ዝፍትኑ ወይ ሻዕብያን ሙዳዳን ኢሎም ክንዲ ዝጥቅኑ እቲ ጸረ ህዝበ ትግርኛን ተጋሩን ዝኾነ ዓረባዊ ንቕሓቶም እዚ “ዓጋመን ተምቤንን ” ክብሉ ርካሽ ንቕሓቶም ክንስንሱ ኩሉኹም መሰኻኽር ኢኹም።ሓዲኦም እሞ ኣብዚ ቀረባ እዘን ዓጋመ ሸቀልትና እየን ኔረን ንምባል ብዛዕባ ኣመተ ትብሃል “ዓጋመ” ሸቃሊቶም ዝነበረት ኣኽሱም ክትወስዶ ከም ዝደለየት ኣምሲሉ ንህዝቢ ትግራይ ዝጸረፈ ዝመሰሎ ርካሽ ንቕሓቱ ዘርዩ።ደቅና ኣብ ሲናይ ክዕመጹን ብተጋደልቲ ነበር ክግሃሱን ከለዉ ደቂ እታ ዓጋመ ሸቃሊት ኣመተ ግን ኣብ ዓዲ ግራት ዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሂሮም ፕላስቲክ ሰርጀሪ ይገብሩ ከም ዘለዉ ፣ነቶም ክወግእዎም ኢሎም ዝፈሸሉ ዋርሳይ ኤርትራውያን ድማ ኣብ ዓጋመ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ኣምሂሮም የመርቑ ምህላዎም ክርኣዮ ኣይክ ኣለን።ምኽንያቱ ዝሸፈትዎ ንኣግኣዝያን ተጋሩ ኣጻሊኦም ስራሕ ግብጺ ከሳልጡ ከም ዝነበረ ርካሽ ርእይቶታቶምን ታሪኾምን ባዕሉ ይዛረብ።ግን ኣይትሓዙሎም፣ምኽንያቱ ካብ ሽንቲ ቤት ሽንቲ እምበር ጻዕዳ ጣፍ ኣይዕጸድን እዩ።ቃልሲ ኤርትራ ናይ ጽልኢ ባዕለ መንነትን፣ብሕልፊ ብጀብሃዊ ኣጀንድኡ ኣንጻር መሲሓውያን ጽዮናውያን ሓበሻ ከም ዝነበረ ናይ ኣደባባይ ምስጢር እዩ።
    እቲ ጸገመና ኣብዚ ቀረባ ከም ዘይፍታሕን ኣብ ዓሚቝ ታኼላ ከም ዝኣተና ዘመስክር ድማ ፣ሻዕብያ ነቶም ተቓወምቲ ኣምሓራ ተዓሊሞም ክበዝሑ ከለዉ ንወያነ ከይወግኡ ባዕላ ተጥፍኦም ወያነ ድማ እቶም ተቓወምቲ ኤርትራ እንተተሓባቢሮም ከምቲ ርካሽ ናይ WEDI HAGER ን K.TEWOLDEን ዝዓይነቱ ርካሽ ኣጀንዳ ከም ዘለዎም ፈሊጣ ሓንሳእ ኣብ ናዝሬት ሓንሳእ ኣብ ሃዋሳ እናኣከበት ኣብ ማእከሎም ኣትያ ኮለል ተብሎም።ሻዕብያ ሓይሊ ኣምሃራ ተመሊሱ ንዕኣ ከም ዝወግኣ ፈሊጣ ተጽንቶም, ወያነ ድማ ተቓወምቲ ኤርትራ ካብቶም ናይ ህግደፍ ንላዕሊ ጽልኢ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ምዃኑ ፈሊጣ ኮለል ተብሎም።ሓመደ ዕደ ክሓልፈልና ማለት፣ዘሕዝን እዩ።

    • k.tewolde September 30, 2016

      THE HABESHA, I am a proud habesha myself,you comletely misconstrued my message,but it is ok .Growing up my best friends and classmates were tegaru, and I have never inferred deki tgrai as inferior people,on the contrary Amete was a mother figure to me.That said,on your last paragraph inadvertently you spoke the truth that this 2 regimes in Asmara and Addis Ababa are working in tandem like they did way back when to weaken and eventually erase the true Eritrean identity.If the Eritrianism you see today as depicted by HGDEF is real,you smoking a good pot. Woyane is not a new phenomenon it was nurtured and raised in our backyard and eventually used as a tool to drive a nationalist armed organization out of the scene ending the flicker of hope of establishing a national democratic governance in our nation,and this was accomplished by the very people who are holding our people hostage today and pretending as woyane is their formidable enemy and occupying their sovereign territory and the good patriotic people buy this sales pitch because they are under the influence….

      • Eskindir Beraki September 30, 2016

        See how a former ELF fighter, k.tewelde, kneels down in front of an andnetawi, the habesha, defending himself saying ‘I am a proud habesha myself’ That is funny and sad at the same time. This k. tewelde whose ego has been crushed by a defeat which happened over 30 years ago is still living in the last century. Time did not help him process what happened back then. That’s why he cannot understand what happened between two brothers ordered to kill each other by their evil leaders is a crime committed against Eritreans in general not against him or the organization he says was representative of ‘true Eritrean identity’. Leaders in both organizations were to blame for what happened back then just as pfdj’s ruling class is responsible for what’s happening inside Eritrea now. Like many former comrades of his he has internalized the defeat which is keeping him in a victim mentality. No wonder the opposition has a place for a group of people who would rather go on telling stories of the past than doing something to change the situation now. We are grateful to k.tewelde and his likes for the stupidity and chaos in the opposition. What do you learn from an older person who wastes decades complaining in coffee shops? You learn complaining and you become a master gossip. Well done, k.tewelde.

        • PH September 30, 2016

          By saying former ELF you are blaming me too. ELF was historically an deniable force and more enough democratic and reformist despite it faced enormous upheavals. Besides , Habesha? belongs to most Est African people so pls don’t mix XIWIXWAY with fact

        • k.tewolde September 30, 2016

          Eskindir,let me get something straight,if you are not habesha,are you a Caucasian,are you one of the students of the tyrant who calls the African black leaders ‘baboons’?can’t wait for your answer.Talking about defeat and victim mentality,personally,they did me a favor,I moved on,got me a solid education,descent job,and leading a peaceful and comfortable life in the west which nobody can envision in current Eritrea that was championed by those who drove us out of there.For your information some of my comrades children are runaway models,mid level business executives,doctors and running for city counsels……indeed we moved on and left the hashewiye for you guys and your charismatic leader who you carried in your back all the way to Asmara.I am here to give an advise to people like you not to make those mistakes again.If you call this partisan or divisive,you are up to no good.

          • Aida September 30, 2016

            You were getting education and complaining and gossiping in your spare time then. The point Eskindir Beraki is making is that most ex-ELF members are stuck in that era that is long gone. Besides, making sure your kids get the education they need only makes you a a responsible parent. That is good. But as an Eritrean who claims to oppose the current regime you have failed miserably. For someone who claims to have a solid education you are underdeveloped when it comes to people and country, too. If you care so little why are you here on assenna bulling Amaniel Iyasu for having been an EPLF fighter? You dare to actually do that! You are confused and a loser. The way you take things out of context is typical of a former cadre who has trouble living in the present and who is out to deceive those he sees as naive.. You obviously think you are the smartest guy around. Get over it. Respect yourself.

          • Fikre September 30, 2016

            K.tewelde shame on you, old man. The issue raised has nothing to do with what race you belong to. Your insecurity made you justify yourself before someone who is not proud to be Eritrean. How could we be deceived into believing that guys like you had our best interest at heart? I have to admit you deserve a medal for your defensiveness and your patronizing attitude but you are far from being sincere. cheers

    • Habtom September 30, 2016

      THE HABESHA, yibel, yibel tsiHuf biHaki and wisedo, wisedo wedi habesha jigna.
      Truly magnificent comment and observation probably from a magnificent individual.
      Thank you and please let us read more of the same beautiful educational and writing
      as well as entertaining. I also urge you to ignore the dead brains sold out k.tewoldetat.

  • haile September 29, 2016

    Meskerm .net, aka, Meshrefet, is managed by an ex-Jebha looser, now serving as Hgdef’s condom.

  • Z. Hagos September 30, 2016

    Alem Goitem, the webmaster of Meskerem.net, is spying on the Eritrean justice seekers on instructions from Zimehret Yohannes with the intention to elongate the sufferings of the Eritrean people.
    ..
    When Alem Goitem should sympathize with the innocent victims, he is collaborating with the tyrant to enslave the youth and the elderly, as well. Because of Alem Goitem’s collaboration with the enemy of the people, people are calling him the number traitor. For so long time, Alem Goitem was on mask and only very few were able to see his true color through the mask. Now, with his true color being well known everywhere, we the justice-seekers should report on him to the authorities and stop him spying on the Eritrean-Diasporas. Let Alem Goitem get prick infection from the thorn of his dirty politics and actions.

    • Habtom September 30, 2016

      Is this your “breaking news” for assenna readers? If yes then so what and why are you so obsessed about this criminal former ELF traitor? You seem to be like his old assistant criminal crook but he probably fooled and abused you so much that you revenging madly.

      • Z. Hagos September 30, 2016

        Habtom, why do you have to defend Alem Goitem???? Suffice you’re being labelled “big mouthed with filthy tongues.” If you would know, the webmaster of Meskerem.net is a chicken and cannot abuse any. What’s being said, here, is that he is a spy of the tyrant. If you are not worried, you must be one of the tyrant’s agents.

        The breaking news is for those who have no ideas about what Alem Goitem does and how he is trying to hurt the Eritrean Diasporas. If you want to defend him, just say any good that you know about him. But bad person is always bad and if defended by any, it can be by one of his likes.
        ..
        Are you not alarmed by what he is doing against the Eritrean youth, the victims of the tyrant. Got a point to make in this regard in favor of Alem Goitem, then just come forward and say it. Otherwise, let his bads flow and let the people know more about his destructive activities against the Eritrean Diasporas.

  • AHMED SALEH !!! September 30, 2016

    Calm down guys
    Instead your harsh words to meskerem.net why don’t you give the same treatment to those traitors who
    have no shame on their filthy mouth against Eritrean revolution and their attempts to dishonor our martyrs
    legacy . These crooks dangerous agenda serve for external forces comparing Alem Goitom political stance .
    We must agree to disagree but we can’t tolerate wicked people who cross the line .

  • Dogeli October 1, 2016

    Meskerem or the Meshrefet website of aseid Alem Goitom, the prime Hgdef website that is an opposition of the opposition groups of Eritrea. Alem is like a small village’s dog that barks at any passerby on the roadside.

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