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!

Wedi Barkay



Review overview
  • Nebabay September 21, 2015

    Molla was a mole. The mole has left thousands of sleeping agents behind. It’s estimated that there are over 10,000 ‘tegaru’ many of whom are sleeping agents whose primary interest always lies in advancing Ethiopia’s security.

  • bahta September 21, 2015

    listrotat go home pls!

    • Ala September 21, 2015

      ነዚ ኣብ ላዕሊ ተጻሒፉ ዘሎ ምስ ኣንበብኩ ብዛዕባ በድዊንን ራሻይዳን፣ ፖሊስ ሊብያን ግብጽን ሱዳንን፣ እስላማውያን ዳዕሽ ድዩ ዝዛረብ ዘሎ ኢለ ከይተገረምኩ ኣይሓልፍኩን። ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ኣብ ሓደ ሰሙን ጥራይ ልዕሊ ሓደ ሚእቲ ኤርትራውያን ፈንጅን ጥይትን ሰጊሮም እዮም ዝኣትውዎ፤ ምስ ክንደይ ገልታዕታዕ። ኢትዮጵያ ከም ቀደም ብኣውትቡስ ሰታዮ ወይ እንዳሓረጎት እትእቶ ኣይኮነንትን።
      ደድሕሪ መንነቶም ታሪኾም ቋንቋታቶም ዘይኽብሩ ክንጎዪ ተዋሪድና ሓሲርና መስሓቕን መጻወቲ በድዊን ራሻይዳን ጀሃዳውያን ዳዕሽ ኴና ተሪፍና። ከምዚ ዓይነት ውርደት ከማን ኣይተራእየን። ንቐራናት ዓረብ ፈሪህክንሲ ነቶም መሳኪን ሃገሮም መንነቶም ታሪኾም ዘኽብሩ ኩሩዓት ኢትዮጵያውያን ሽር ትብለኦም ኣለኽን? በዓል መን ምዃንኩም፣ ፈሽኳላት ምዃንኩም፣ ኣጽቢቖም ይፈልጥኹም እዮም።

      • Eritreawit September 23, 2015


        KLA hasawi wala bailkhum hgdfin weyanen tikhonu shoot ilkumilnna netom bedewin, Getskum tikewel, HASSADAT.

  • YERHWO September 21, 2015

    After listening to his slippery language, i gather Mola was a mole right from the go.
    1. He went to Asmara in 1991 for unspecified personal reason.
    2. In 1993 he was a founding member of DEMHT. That is a little too early as the TPLF was grappling to establish itself.
    3. He entertained defecting to Ethiopia four years ago!
    4. Add that up -He was a mold implanted by the shrewd MZ.

    Isn’t Mola close enough to be a code for a Mole! mmmmmmm.

  • teklay September 21, 2015

    which eritreans are you talking about when you say “We share almost everything except the secrets.”? the saho,afar,tigre,rashida,kunama or tigrina….there are hisoric,linguatic,religious and cultural similarities tigray and tigrina but not others….anyway, it is not good for a mature guy like you to have such backward stereotypical mentality…. who can you judge a whole population by the deeds of a single individual. Even if Molla was working with the weyana, does it even make him trecerous? so are you saying those eritreans who were spying the derg from within were trecerous too? isn’t it how spying or intelligence gathering works….

  • Ala September 21, 2015

    ኣቶ ሞላ ኣስገዶም መሳርሒ ናይ ህግደፍን ናይ ካለኦት ባዕዳውያን ናይ በዓል ግብጺ ካብ ምዃን ፣ ንሃገሩን ህዝቡን ካብ ጥፍኣት ንምድሓን ፣ ካብ ጌጋኡ ተማሂሩ ስል ዝተመልሰ፣ ሞጎስ ዝግበኦ ሰብ እዩ ። ስለዚ እቶም መሳርሒ ናይ ሸፋቱ ከም ህግደፍን ናይ ባዕድውያን ከም በዓል ግብጽን ስዑድያን ናታቶም ከደምትን ኮይኖም ህዝቦምን ታሪኾምን ዘርስሑን መንነቶምን ዝሸጡን ዘለዉ ጎሓላሉ ካብ ሞላ ይመሃሩ ።

  • Haki September 21, 2015

    My dear Amanuel Assenna,
    Could you please ask the Woyanes to clarify their stance on why they are reluctant to organize our opposition under one umbrella so that we can be effective in rooting out the enemy?
    Thank you,

  • Ala September 21, 2015

    ከረን በዚ ዘስፈርካዮ መልሲ ጽሑፍ ይሳማማዕ እየ። የቐንየለይ።

    Keren on September 20, 2015 said:

    As stated clearly by some of the comments above, at least ato Molla asgedom deserves a credit for rejecting the Arab slave Issaias Afewerki and for refusing to become a mercenary and an Abeed of the Arab Egyptians and many other opportunist Arabs who wish his Ethiopia destruction and economic deprivation.
    Give him credit for respecting his own languages, history and identity. If we want to be worthy nation, lets respect ourselves, our own languages and history.
    We have become so worthless, we can not even save our own boys and girls from slavery and organ harvest in Eritrea, Sudan and Egypt nor our languages from burning them down.

  • teklay September 21, 2015

    Dear Fithi,
    how is woyana going to help you, while you still have deep hatred against woyana. how can we know you are less evil than higdef. As far as we know, you guys, so called ‘opposition’, are even worth when it comes to having backward raciest mentality like mohamed has posted here. “kabi zatfalto malksi eti falto saytani” yiblu abotatin so i think we are better of with the current evil; at least, we know it very well!

    • Genet-orginal September 21, 2015

      “How is woyana going to help you” who said woyana helped. leave alone helping, woyana couldn’t have the restraint from stabbing the Eritrean people in back.
      All mola and woyana defenders, go to TigraiOnline where people like you live. No matter what you say, you have no integrity as far as we Eritrean concern.
      You are the Enemy of our people and country.

      God bless our people.
      We shall overcome!

      • Naser September 22, 2015

        Asghedom, don’t misguide people. We Eritreans are unique people in the region. We have lived together for centuries without any problem. Problem arose when some outsiders infilterated among us and tried to use divide and rule policy. Since, you have the same mentality, you are granting citzenship and identities to Eritean moslems according your personal mood. Your history reveals that you have been waging wars against Eritrea sine the era of the so called King Yohannes and his generals like Alula. Now let the bygones be gone and avoid to sow hatred among the people.

  • Abel September 21, 2015

    All along you people have been blaming for your very own devastating failures to Tegaru,remeber when ELF/EPLF failed,who did they blame?Tegaru Cadre’s, Tegaru put poison, Tegaru spys…bla,bla, bla, and quite recently the Eritrea useless elites where blaming demhit for participating in giffa,Metawekia/Mewesawesi drama.
    Now the author of this RACIST article is so angry because as usual Tegaru/Demhit couldn’t do his dirty job.Well,you have no more Tegaru left to blame,I say it is time to go to the basics if you have the gut to fix your own deeds.
    I hope the Ethiopian government deport the entire so called Eritrean opposition from Ethiopia and build a Berlin wall on the boarder.
    Glad we are free from each other.

  • Efrem S. September 21, 2015

    Mohammed Barkay,
    Your article is sadly just dare-scare card. You are still thinking of Eritrea as a prey on a chase. It is amazing how the brains of some folks operate. The 24 yrs old Eritrean independence has shown two glaring realities: That independence doesn’t necessarily bring better life conditions for Eritreans and that it also doesn’t mean bad life condition for Ethiopians.
    Both realities explain how unjustifiably high price was paid during the long bloody war and devastation.

    • Genet-orginal September 22, 2015

      The promising Eritrean independence was deliberately destroyed. Now, we Eritrean know the Tigrai gov in Ethiopia has been stabbing us in the back. How do you try to defend this heinous act? Is this mean there is no honorable person in Tigrai? I am asking. what is wrong with you people. Didn’t you hear about Mola with his men were taking food away from Eritrean children and helpless old people. What is this? Are you all like the lunatic DIA? Are you all hopeless psychopath?
      May GOD have mercy on your soul.

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