Which one is our enemy? Isyas Afwerki or Weyane?
By Mohammed Barkay The people of Tigray and Eritrea are the most related people on earth. We share almost everything except the secrets. Behaviorally speaking, we Eritreans are more direct and aggressive in nature but the
By Mohammed Barkay
The people of Tigray and Eritrea are the most related people on earth. We share almost everything except the secrets. Behaviorally speaking, we Eritreans are more direct and aggressive in nature but the Tigreans are known as polite and with ill-intention. Our people talk many stereotypes about the Tigreans such as, betrayal, inferiority complex, boot lickers, untrustworthy, and so on. The zig-zag road from Keren to Asmara named “Libi Tigray” was derived from such stereotypes. Although all those characteristics are not right but they indicate the mistrust among the two peoples. Here I don’t want go into deep about historical frictions because a lot have been said about that subject matter. Let me come to the main points.
Many Eritreans including some of the opposition members believe that the Weyanes do not want any change in Eritrea. While others including myself believed that the Weyanes are our comrades and brothers and our people’s suffering concerns them too. Unfortunately, the later have been diminished due to different covert and overt reasons. As neighbors and comrades we expected a positive role from the Weyanes, but unfortunately they played a very dirty role in our politics. We are not blaming Weyane for not helping us but they should have abstained at least from not destroying us internally. The Eritrean opposition groups in Ethiopia are divided along ethnic, religious and regional lines with full blessing of Weyane. In contrast, the Ethiopian opposition in Eritrea are united and progressive far better than the Eritrean opposition. If this indicates anything, it indicates that either Weyane lacks a vision towards peaceful coexistence with its neighbors or there is a hidden agenda to destroy Eritrea. I hope I am wrong. In connection to Weyane’s agenda, nowadays we experience a very disappointing event that demhit was not an opposition but Weyanes intelligence force working under their enemy (Eritrea) for years.
We thought we are friends and neighbors who shared all the good and the bad during the difficult times. However, Weyanes are calling us now enemy. Many Eritreans including myself are perplexed by the mission of demhit and its role inside Eritrea. If Weyane and demhit think that they hit their goal, then what is that goal? If I am correct, Weyane hosted the Eritrean opposition groups in order to change the dictatorial regime of Isyas Afwerki. If that is what they wanted, then why that change was not done through demhit since it operated under the nose of Isyas? Why they did not kill Isyas from within? Why there was no coordination between delayti fithi and the Weyane? Why the Eritrean opposition did not know all that? In fact many questions can be raised regarding the intention of Weyane.
According to tigraionline.com that “Following the news of TPDM forces mass defection, fear and confusion among the Eritrean population is spreading like a wild fire. The largest and the strongest armed group was working with the Ethiopian intelligence and security agencies for years collecting and passing sensitive military information is devastating to the Eritrean regime” the same website continued saying “TPDM/DMHIT, Mola Asgedom. What he didn’t know was Mola was using him to gain extremely valuable information which will be handy to demolish his brutal regime when the time is right.” Never, it was not intended for regime change at all but it was an ill-intention against the Eritrean people. If Weyanes were serious about the regime change, they would have done it within since demhit were already there. But it is clear that Weyane and Isyas are working together to destroy Eritrea and Eritrean.
What was the role of demhit in Eritrea? Demhit guarded Isyas Afwerki and worked as an intelligence unit for him against the Eritrean defense force. Demhit and Isyas drained our economy when our hospitals lack medicines and facilities. Isyas Afwerki and Weyane and Demhit achieved the following:
- Forced Eritreans to leave their country
- Imprisoned, raped, persecuted , and killed our people
- Arrested and killed many of our heroes
- Closed our schools and educational institutions
- Cleansed our country from its human capital
- Stolen our money and funded the Weyane forces
- Bankrupted our financial institutions
- Left our cities in complete darkness
- Confined our people from movements
- Killed our trade connections and…etc.
Now the secrets of Weyane and Isyas have been revealed. Molla Asgedom reported to Tigraionline.com that“The Eritrean president’s background is 75% from Tigrai, Ethiopia in both his mother and father’s side. For that reason he always surrounds himself with people who have similar background.” It is true that Isyas has been surrounded by the likes of Mr.Molla Asgedom and Isyas wanted to produce many children of Tigrean origin probably 75% like himself.
Isyas Afwerki and the Weyanes went to the war in order to destroy us and it was not a border issue at all. This indicates that there is a hidden common agenda against us. Eritreans must be conscious enough, must be aware that a deep conspiracy have been played against us. Weyanes and Isyas Afwerki have been proven that they are the opposite sides of the same coin. We have to act today not tomorrow to restore our dignity and revive our pride. We have nothing left to wait for, we have to depend on ourselves and quickly destroy that monster from our beloved home. Isyas Afwerki is working as an intelligence officer for his home country and this cannot be clearer than today. One man should not elude us by playing on our weaknesses, let’s act now and save the remaining.
Peace to our country!