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
  • Berhe Tenesea September 22, 2015

    Plain and simple, Iseyas is the real enemy of the Eritrean people. This wedi somakit suwa is on a mission to destroy Eritrea and its people.
    Look at life under Iseyas, people are suffering of hunger, lack of drinking clean water, and electricity, and so on .
    The people of Eritrea are living on hell on earth and the misery will continue as long as people tolerate or aslong as the cruel mafia lives
    Iseyas is a modern day Wube, or worse.
    The Woyane were and are not the enemy of the Eritrean people, the only thing is that they were used by Iseyas on many occasions against a legitimate Eritrean liberation front or ELF.
    The Woyanes are helping hundreds of thousands of Eritrean refugees and doing more on this dark era of Eritrean history.
    Death to Iseyas and his ignorant retarded followers.

  • true lies September 22, 2015

    it is obvious who the enemy is !

  • Steven Bloom September 22, 2015

    This article is full of contradictions. If you share almost everything as people , you would share the the generic characters as well as the the percieved negetive traits. This is self inflicted wound in your part and keep on bleeding.

    Thank You

  • Asghedom September 22, 2015

    I think , Mr, assenna don’t cancel comments of persons we define the character of your readers

  • Wedi Hanger September 23, 2015

    I have a lot of respect for the people of Tigray with whom we share a lot of things. However, the few Eritrea born Tigrayenas who pose here as Eritreans and continuously insult Eritrean identity, Ghedli, make racist and divisive comments should be stopped. While many genuine Eritreans keep silent, these hate mongers have gone too far in their subversive activity. The worst part is they pose as Eritreans using different nicknames such as Kombishtato, Massawa, Keren, Tecklay, Saving Eritrea, Cow Face …etc. a long of shady rootless elements Eritreans have been accommodating as their family member, for decades. While Eritreans are suffering, at the hands of a leadership made of, mostly, Tigreyans, their cousins insult the people who is bleeding in front of their eyes. Isn’t that a crime ?, in what way these people are different from Iseyas ?

  • Assefa September 23, 2015

    Assenna media owner, why you are not happy because of TPDM leaving Eritrea? why now you are complaining for Tigray people about TPDM defection from shaebia. You have been blaming for TPDM movement inside Eritrea so many times. even your parents are fleeing to Tigray in thousands every month and the Tigray people have accepted them including shaebia soldiers, then what is wrong with our people to accept TPDM members? why you are blocking comments challenging your hate and hostile propaganda against Tigray people?

  • ertra n ertrawyan September 23, 2015

    At least we have common enemy, that is HGDF. So we can work with them as we were working to change derg regime. it is not right time to give comment to whether weyane is our enemy or not.

    • Eritreawit September 23, 2015

      HAMED KE, don’t you understand, Mola was a spy for his govermnent, this all time weyane and hgdf were working against Eritreans, hello/ they are not going to help you to get rid of HGDF the trators Weyane is happy that hgdf is destroying Eritrea.

      • ertra n ertrawyan September 23, 2015

        If you had a mind which can understand politics you wouldn’t start with insult.What if i tell you that Mola is the spy of HGDF against Weyane, would you accept it?

  • Kifle Nerayo September 23, 2015

    I think, we have not recognized our enemy up to now. I think also that we would have solved it if we did. At last I came to realize that our enemy is ourselves. Isayas is strong because he is using Gereb-Bahakla. He is killing us through one of us. Destroying our homes through the same mode. We cannot dislodge him because he is protected by our people, similarly we cannot come together, we are disunited. therefore, our enemy is ourselves before and is now. Assenna is not even genuine organization, and it cannot be representative,since it respect one group which paid contribution and disrespect others who didn’t. Do you think we would succeed in this manner. I don’t think so.

    • Ala September 23, 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 ።

  • merhaba September 23, 2015

    Don’t worry, I will never say anything against Genet, I have same the same opinion on almost all the topics discussed and I appreciate and admire her tenacity and yours, lets fight together, thank you

    • AHMED SALEH September 23, 2015

      From your response I sensed matured Eritrean nature of love and respect . It is
      unfortunate to see ourselves fell at suspicious elements agenda to engage in this
      kind destructive and idiotic discussions . Thanks again with my due respect .

    • Genet-orginal September 24, 2015

      Merhaba, Ahmed, Tes and Simon G and all the Eritrean brothers and sisters who feels their people pain and suffering. Thank you very much for your kind words. I feel protected by my Eritrean brothers and that is what I know about the real Eritrean people. God bless you?
      Merhaba, fyi, many intruders have been attacking us at Assenna by changing their names to disrupt our discussions. So please remember to add the name to whom you are responding. Otherwise, People may think we are fighting. Just FYI. Keep up the good work!
      God bless our people and country.
      We shall overcome!

  • selamawit2 September 23, 2015


    People, please stop fighting each other.
    Kombishato is a demhit member: he was crying loudly in this forum when Andegerchaw was jailed.
    “cow face” is seriuously ill but still dangerous.
    Tecley wants to eliminate the state Eritrea and he wants to kick out all moslems from Eritrea and Ethiopia.

    Those people don’t care for Eritreans but they don’t care for Ethiopians too.
    They are fundamentalists!
    They are loud, rude and brutal like the Eritrean PFDJ-zombies which are (were?) dominating the web. And bothe groups shouldn’t be seen an the representaives of a hole nation or ethnic group.
    Do you think the Ethiopian Government wants devision between their christian and muslim people? I don’t think so!

    Please, don’t risk an explosion when there are still people (family members) in the house: hundreds of thousands of Eritrean refugees!!!
    We need to calm down leave anti-social behaviour to those who are anti-social.
    I think a little meditation could help as we are all stressed by the misery our people is in. 🙂

    • selamawit2 September 23, 2015

      P.S. The worst one after my opinion is the one with th ecyber name “Daniel Yemane” at asmarino.com
      If you google this name and have a look a the google images you will recognize him.
      But the guy with last name “Hagos” looks exactly like him too. Don’t you think so?

    • Genet-orginal September 24, 2015

      Hi Selamawit2
      It is nice to hear from you. long time. Hope you are well.
      About the Mola issue, Mola in his own words said that he was a trusted main man to DIA. At the same time he was working for the Tigrai gov in Ethiopia. His action has a grave consequences to our people in Eritrea. I understand your concern about our people in Ethiopia. But we can’t duct tape our mouth, when the Tigrai gov in Ethiopia is endangering our people by using DIA. What we have to tell our people is not to go to Ethiopia. when the Tigrai Gov and DIA are working toward the destabilizing of our country and people, we need to speak up. We have been told the Tigrai people are our brothers and sisters. I am not so sure now. Also, I really don’t want to spend any time to hear what DIA and his few supporters will say about Mola’s issue. I don’t know how they can explain Mola.

      • selamawit2 September 26, 2015

        Dear Genet Haftey The Original,

        i answered you some days ago but for reasons i don’t know my comment vanished. The content was in short:
        1. Thank You very much!
        2. I think agreat deal of you. While i take the lowest for the fundmetalists with changing names (cow face, bini anjal etc…) i take the highest levelling reading your comments.
        That’s why i wish you would make a difference between the Tigrai people and Tigrai politicians.
        Anyway, i didn’t mean to instruct you. It is only that i believe in you, sister.