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
  • Tekeste G.Hiwoy September 22, 2015

    With all due respect I think this article lacks depth and and substance.I found it hard to find out where the writer stands in respect to the title of the article.

  • Abdomen September 22, 2015

    Dumb question from dumb person. We know who our enemy is. What we are missing is to work together & get rid him. This question & worse the shallow analysis is meant to distract readers only. I give u an “A” for that. But no, no one can be confused by ur article. 700 plus agents working for weyane for year being undetected & worse than that trusted by the government shows only one thing. How incompetent the government is & how blind the pfdj supporters are. It does not surprise me though. There is only a college dropout leader and fourth grade generals & a few secret gangs running a country.

  • Desta September 22, 2015

    The stereotype is that you hamassien are dirty pigs. You are the one who betrayed Tigreans so many times including the 1977 blockage of Tigreans going to Sudan, deporting Tigreans from Eritrea and many many other things aginst the people who paid their lives for your stupid cause from protecting you from invaders to your good for nothing libration. And what you wrote proved only this, you people are pigs. You are not only thankless about the helps you are getting but opening your dirty mouth just like that aginst the people helping you as always. But hey nothing better is expected from a pig.
    Speaking of betrayal and not helping you, first of all, do you think we are responsible for your lives?? What kind of stupid and shameless people are you that you bark betrayal 15 years as we have promised you to build singapore by stealing from Ethiopia??? You call yourself a free country but you pigs don’t even have any shame to open your mouth about betrayal for not stealing from another country that you fought to be separated. Tigreans have done more good to you than you did to yourselves but you people betrayed all that and did what you did against us. Is there anything that you haven’t done aginst Tigreans in the last 15 years/after the war??… but thanks god every evil thing you people worked so hard aginst Tigreans backfired and put you in the situation that you are, and more is to come as one who sawed evilness only harvests evil, exactlly what you are getting. So, don’t worsen you problems by opening your stinky mouth ok. Go to hell, we don’t need your friendship or brotherhood since you are too dirty, thankless untrustworthy and useless to us.

  • Hiney September 22, 2015

    mohammed barkay

    I think you are living in 18th century or your head is full of hate evil bull shit stuff.
    the biggest problem of Eritrean is e’shinet, most of you are halayat. You don’t know what to say in public. During Derg regime all Eritrean was working like spy, they killed a lot of people and destroy a lot properties by bomb.
    After 1991 Eritrean “freedom” you killed and deport a lot of Ethiopian from Asmera for years. you Eritrean did a lot bad thing to Ethiopian. But people of Ethiopia are special, they did not go for revenge. God will pay back!!!

  • hp September 22, 2015

    ሻዕቢያን ወያንየን ከምዞም ደቂ ሕርካም ብስናቲም ዝበኣሱ፡ሽላያት መሰልቲ ንኽምስሉ ዋይ!ዋይ!ኢንታይ-ማ ኣግነየና ብምባል ተዓረቅቲ ኢዮም።ስለዚ ህዝቢ አርትራ ለብም።

  • kebero September 22, 2015

    Tehzn. Nezy kittshf twiel ab kindy nselam zekerareb tzarebs zefelali tdeli it is clear you must be hgdf

  • ኣርዓዶም September 22, 2015

    ወያነ ፈተውትና ድዮም ጸላእትና ኣብ ዝብል፡ ከም ዝመስለኒ፡ ፈተውትና ኣይኮኑን ጸላእትና`ውን ኣይኩኑን። ምኽንያቱ ንዕኦም ጥቕሞምን ጥቕሚ ህዝቦምን ሃገሮም ኢዩ ዝገድሶም። ኤርትራ ትሃሉ ኣይትሃሉ ንዕኦም ዘገድሶም ኣይኮነን። እቲ ምህላውን ዘይምህላውን ካብ ባዕልና ክብገስ ኣለዎ። ንሕና ህዝብናን ሃገርናን ንፈቱ ዲና፡ ኣንድሕሪ ንፈቱ ኮይና፡ ስደት ናብ ጎደቦታት ዘይኮነስ፡ እቲ ከሳድደና ዝገበረ ጠንቒ ብትዓት ገጢምና፡ ከምኦም ብሰላም ክነብር ምስ እንኽእል ኢዩ ንዓና ክብረትና። ባዕልና ክብረትና ንገድፍ ተሃሊና፡ ንሶም ከኽብሩና ወይ ክፈትዉና ክንግደስ የብልናን።

    ልክዕ ኢዩ፡ ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቒ ከም ኢትዮጵያዊ መጠን ንኢትዮጵያውያን ባዕሉ ከም ዝኣኻኽቦምን ካብ ኣፍ ሞላ ምስኡ ዝነበረ ኢትዮጵያዊ ሰሚዕናዮ ኢና። ሞላ ኣስጎዶም፡ ምስ ወያነ ርክብ ነይርኒ ዝብል ተሃልዩ፡ ክሳብ ባዕሉ መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ ኣወ ርክብ ነይሩኒ ዝብል፡ ናይ ሞላ ርክብ ምስ ወያነ ብዙሕ ዝእመን ኣይኮነን። ይኹን እምበር፡ ኢትዮጵያውያን ን ኤርትራውያን ስደተኛታት ድኣ ዓቒቦምልናን ሒዞምልናን ኣለዉ እምበር፡ ንመሬት ኤርትራ ካብ ጥንቲ ምስ ተመነይዎ ኢዮም። በዚ ድማ ጸላእትና ድዮም ፈተውትና ብዘየገድስ፡ ነዚ ኣብ ማእከልና ኮይኑ ዝበታትነና ዘሎ ኢትዮጵያዊ ኢሳያስ ኣፍወርቒ ሓቢርና፡ ካብ ሃገርናን ህዝብናን ከነርሕቖ ብሓድነትን ቆራጽነትን ክንብገስ ይግባእ።

    ሓውኹም ኣርዓዶም

  • Senai TT September 22, 2015


    Your analysis is very factual in both historical and present contexts.

    It is admitted that such a conspiracy is a long standing deep rooted issue. If we see at the trajectory of IA, he was initially sent Eritrean armed struggle to implement HS’s mission. Similarly, Mola’s said he was sent by woyane. IA betrayed his Janhoy and the whole Eritrean struggle for his power selfishness and cover up of his identity crisis/inferiority complex. Mola also betrayed his people, his soldiers, by being cheap instrument of woyane, and finally betrayed IA if we assume they were not doing same assignment.

    How couldn’t IA be aware of Mola spying while all his own experience is of playing conspiracy cards? And How come woyane sent a spy to IA, a Tigrayan already destructing the country along with external enemy?

    There simply seems a link between IA and woyane with a purpose of destroying Eritrea a country and people. Eritreans at this time need to be more vigilant than ever against all conspiracies.

    To come to your impressive question “who is our enemy – woyane or Isaias ?” the answer is both—one external and another internal—but perhaps Isaias is the most proximate enemy that we need to get rid of first and make out if there could still be antagonism of whatever will from woyane.

    • AHMED SALEH !!!. September 23, 2015

      We are the witness on how our people became victims of
      political conspirators and to ask for vigilant reaction
      is the only way left to solve the problem the country
      deal at present time . Any political aspect of present
      arguments is secondary that doesn’t hold water to the
      fix problems of entire country .

  • daniel Tekle September 22, 2015

    it is too late , we are divided and still there are a lot of Eritreans still supporting the regime , there is no trust among our people , every one wants to leave the country and leave for the dictator and his cohort, I can’t see we Eritreans will unite , we are very narrow minded and dirty mind , it is too late now , kiss good bye Eritrea

    • Eritreawit September 23, 2015

      daniel Tekle.

      Snap out of this crazy idea of yours,and(please give a slap on your face for me) for saying “kiss good bye Eritrea,” Talk for your self if you are dirty mind, Eritreas are NOT dirty mind, big mouth may be. Of course we will be united and get rid of hgdf the trators and the SOB dictator the spy never wanted Eritrea the country. Stop your nonecense and work to save your people and country. For GOD sake you suppose to be ERITREAN.

    • ertra n ertrawyan September 24, 2015

      daniel Tekle
      Eritrean people are not divided but you and your mind are divided. you are narrow minded who work to divide Eritreans but this will never happen. As an example refer Eritrean history up to Bologna and Geneva uprising.

  • Wedibashai September 22, 2015

    It seems that brother lost some sense of understanding the situation in here. First, you expected Ethiopian secret service or spy agent to tell Eritrean opposition if Mola Asgedom was a messenger, I just call that foolish wish because if they had planned it, it would not last two weeks since no one from the Eritrean opposition can be trusted as a true opposition. I was just speechless when I read all your reasoning about the untruth of the Ethiopian government toward Eritrean opposition or Eritrean people. Try something that makes more sense brother