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Eritrea is an easy target for Ethiopia
The isolated, friendless regime of Isaias Afwerki will find few international protectors against Ethiopia's military incursions
Ethiopia's military incursion into neighbouring Eritrea, reinforced by weekend follow-up attacks, has received remarkably little international attention – and no outright condemnation, in the west at least. Britain said it was "deeply concerned" but declined to censure Addis Ababa. The US piously urged "restraint". Eritrea's demand that the UN security council punish Ethiopia has been met by deafening silence.
Such insouciance over an unprovoked assault by one sovereign state on another would be hard to imagine if, say, Argentina sent troops back to the Falklands, or Russia decided to finish the job in Georgia. But the isolated, friendless Eritrean regime of President Isaias Afwerki, the subject of UN and regional sanctions, is an easy target. And Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's prime minister, is a key US "war on terror" ally. Hence the diplomatic silence (which Eritrea interprets as connivance).
Isaias Afwerki is a piece of work, as Americans say. Cables sent from the US embassy in Eritrea's capital, Asmara, by the then American ambassador, Ronald McMullen, and first published by WikiLeaks and the Guardian in December 2010, described the country Isaias has run with an iron fist since independence from Ethiopia in 1993 as a basket case: "Young Eritreans are fleeing their country in droves, the economy appears to be in a death spiral, Eritrea's prisons are overflowing, and the country's unhinged dictator remains cruel and defiant," McMullen wrote. "The Isaias regime is very good at controlling nearly all aspects of Eritrean society.
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The arterans spent all their time talking up their military might and strength, threatening to “destroy woyane” if we ever attack, one funny dude even put “artera is not somalia, you (Ethiopians) will pay.”
But once we start firing the arteran guns are silent. What happened to all those stories of arteran fighters and their trenches? Your soldiers build defenses at the border for 10 years now yet in a few hours Ethiopian commandos entered 15 km deep and destroy bases. No fight back nothing. Just sitting back and recieving the Ethiopian hammer and praying for mercy.
Artera is dead meat. Plain and simple. It spent all it had over the last 15 years funding weapons tanks bombs training terrorists anything to attack Ethiopia, that in the end it had nothing left to defend itself.
Check and mate.
This was too easy. In the game of mental strength, Ethiopia destroyed its neighbour, that on the battlefield Artera is too confused, sad, weary and depressed to protect its sovereignty.
Game over Issayas. You are now our play toy and punching bag.
NOW WHO ACTUALLY THINKS WOYANE IS THREATENED BY SHABIA?
Sorry Dehai maybe when unicorns exist.
They are panicking and freaking out in Asmara about Ethiopias next move while in Addis, nobody notices and life continues as normal.
War during Meles’ regime do not benefit Ethiopia, rather help him to stay in power longer.
If we go to war this time we need to secure Assab Port, otherwise our brothers will shed their blood in vanity,
Ofcourse! we all know that woyane is not the one fighting but the US. Meles also knows it well. He is mercinery who sold his soul many years back.
He is fighting Somali war not because the Somalis attack Ethiopia, but he is ordered to weaken and divide Somalia for his masters to regain their colonial power at the horn of africa and suck the resources. Somalia is strategic and rich state and corridor among Arab, African and Asian States and a gateway to Europe and Israel and Meles is also ordered to disintegrated the two Sudan and now intimidating Egypt, Kenya and Eritrea, because he is a US-paid aggressor in our area.
Meles cannot stand by his own. He enslaves the foreign power.
So if war is to take place now it will draw the world attention because both countries have supporters (not because they love our people but their strategical interest)for the reason if war break out now it would escalate to World-War III. No joke here.
Is it an application paper to the world to stand with the known terrorist Issyas in order to the conflict escalates and your wish is fulfilled while witnessing others are suffering for nothing?
This must come from an English so called Journalist as usual based in Kenya to affect Africa.
“Such insouciance over an unprovoked assault by one sovereign state on another would be hard to imagine if, say, Argentina sent troops back to the Falklands, or Russia decided to finish the job in Georgia. But the isolated, friendless Eritrean regime of President Isaias Afwerki, the subject of UN and regional sanctions, is an easy target. And Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s prime minister is a key US “war on terror” ally. Hence the diplomatic silence (which Eritrea interprets as connivance).”
He mentioned Falkland (fuckland). Falkland is at the bottom of the southern hemisphere which is a natural part of Argentina while England is on the top of the Northern hemisphere many thousands far away. Is it any logic Falkland belongs to England in the 21-century humanity/world? No. Falkland belongs to Argentina.
He also said about Georgia and Russia. Does Georgia give shelters, give training and any support to the terrorists in her territory to attack Russia? No.
But Eritrea does for many years now. Of course the German tourists’ death by terrorists that have base in Eritrea matters nothing to the English. Because they are Germans.
Your logic stinks as usual that always comes from an English journalist. I’m curious what kind journalism school England has. They are stupid still are thinking the world is in their hand and they can say and write whatever they want according to their personal interest and gain. Wake up. Boy. You are going backward while the rest of the world is together marching forward.
Ethiopia is happy with Europe with Germany taking the lead while France, Italy and the rest following. But, you the English (the dishonest, never trusted, trouble makers and the obstacles) we don’t want you around. Stay in Kenya where corruption is ruined the nation and that makes your situation the best place there. A bad thing in any nation is good for you. A good thing in any nation is bad for you.
That is why you always are trying to create and inflame conflicts with lies in other nations especially in Africa to fell home there and get bad stories to present the world saying “NEWS” including breaking news.
We know the English behavior to the very detail. History is with us and your day today behavior is here with us too. So, don’t even try to play your dirty games here. Go to hell. The problem between Ethiopia and Eritrea is started by you while laying to Atse Yohanes after using him and thousands Ethiopian solders were sacrificed to expel Turkey (ottoman) from Africa.
Matsawa was the only place ottoman had and it was a military base. The English agreed to Atse, after the war, Matsawa would be returned to Ethiopia. But, blatantly you refused to give back to Ethiopia and instead you gave it to Italy. Italy used Matsawa as a military base and from there started to attack the rest of Ethiopia from Bahire Negash (now is became Eritrea back them was an Ethiopian province). You are the one created this mess 130 years ago with lies.
Do you remember Atse Theodros? At least you remember him. He saw and treated you even not as a human being but very much less than that during the time you were enslaved blacks including Indians from India and colonized the whole world. Atse Theodros; what a hero. Remember: the present generations of Ethiopians are his grand children and we gave no shit to the English. Of course not the English people as the whole but the establishment and the tools like you serving that establishment for leftover in a backward class society as you are.
As far as the Falkland concern, you know the Middle and South American and Caribbean nations position including Brazil which is richer, human and stronger than you do.
Why don’t you stay from any nation while no one is coming to your nation to work as a journalist and make troubles as you are doing for long time? Stay in your little England. We are not talking about you, and don’t talk about us. We have enough best friends such China, Germany, USA, India, Japan, Italy, France and many more. Not you. You have done enough damage against us as worst as our situation became as it is today. We are busy to improve it and for this reason, we don’t want you around.
We know it is nothing good come out having you around. Because your head, heart and conscious are working differently and no one know who really you are. You cannot be a trusted ally or friend to relay on you. Any nation who is free from your influence is a better nation can grow, live in peace and stay united for always. Having you around means losing everything even without knowing before the unrepaired damage is already has done.
We also know what would be the English secret game concerning Eritrea and we prepares for that. What you think, say and do are always different one another. There is no trust here. We have enough Eritreans in Eritrea and abroad telling us all secrets going on there including foreign conspiracies.
I was familiar with the tendency of revolution ,independence and freedom to go wrong,to devour their children,to become the thing they(shabia) had been created to destroy. I knew about starting with idealism and romance and ending with betrayed expectation, finally the true came to eritreans people’s A BROKEN HOPE. Eritreans become the generation of the dead in context of 30 years librations fighters. In eyes of Eritrea who lost at least one of their family in the name of false independency pol pot issayas is the reality of totalitarianism , who is suffocating every one that stand in front of him.
Fascists issayas where is your (fokera) you use to tale us how you are brave man . You couldn’t even defend your self from fascist meles. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
“Eritrea is an easy target for Ethiopia”
This is a misleading and wrong Title.
Who shelters at least 10 different terrorist groups against Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Sudan? Issaya Eritrea.
Who plays as middle man to transfer weapons to Hamas, Hezbollah, Sudan and Egypt (after Mubarak) from Iran and the likes? Issals of Eritrea.
Who is an insect and a little rat jumping so high to fallen under the ground for burial criticizing USA? A life time Terrorist Issayas of Eritrea.
Who is the trouble maker here? Nobody but Issayas of Eritrea.
So, how come “Eritrea is an easy target for Ethiopia”
USA and the international community traveling thousands km in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere to fight terrorists and those supporting the terrorists. Thanks to them Sadam, Kaddafi and Mubarak are gone. Assad of Syria will follow soon. And the other desert dictators and criminals in the name of leadership will follow. Then the world will be a better place without them around.
So, does anyone think Ethiopia has to just sit and being the target of a life time terrorist (49+ years as a rebel) issayas while since Mubarak and Kaddafi departure to hell, Issayas is became the weakest and hopeless terrorist on earth?
No. This is the best time Ethiopia has to do everything to eliminate Issayas. If we give him time, that would play for his advantage. Criminal leaders such as from Iran and Arab countries including Gulf and Saudi states would fill the vacuum left by Mubarak and Kaddafi.
Ethiopians must pay any price once and for all to clean this dirty terrorist issayas from the surface of the earth. That would lead to for the better life first in Eritrea and Ethiopia and the region at large as far as in Israel. Because Hamas and Hezbollah are getting Iran’s and others weapon through Issayas passing through red sea, Sudan, Egypt and then to those terrorists against our unconditional very long long time best friend; Israel.
Again: The Ethiopian government must take an aggressive and decisive offensive approach rather than being defensive for long time which is the biggest mistake from the government side and fallen to be victimized by a terrorist sitting in a very weak position close to our boarder. Just make his and his associates life in a constant and total nightmare and misery.
Enough is enough. Ethiopians are asking for long time and are very much for this kind approach. After badme war, the government made a historical mistake. This is the time to repair it and make the Ethiopian people feel better about the whole issues.
remember: except Iran, there is nobody to support Issayas publicly. Back then Kaddafi and Mubarak were giving him weapons, cash, military support and the likes he was asking. Those criminals are in a disgrace way and he is alone in a barren Eritrea with 4 million people divided in pieces because of many reasons. The reason why Iran is doing this because she is using Issayas Eritrea to pass weapons against Israel. It has not to do with Ethiopia, but against Israel and the interest of the west.
Where is this Africa’s largest military of around 200,000 Eritrean with Mig 29 and so many missiles bla bla go.
didn’t those people used to tell us they free the whole Eritrea by fighting with clachinkove only and help woyanne to get Addis.
Well if that is the case why are they begging for badma the last 10 years.. why didn’t they bring Arbeghoch ginbar to Addis…
on me they got there Eritrea because of melas.. if he hadn’t help them I might stay in nakfa the rest of there life just like olf.
So they talk too much and even make Elias kifle and birhanu believed them to take them to 4 kilo palace. funny.
the gov. who beg. 10 yrs for badma to take those opportunist to Addis?
crimial tplf vs criminal eplf ..nothing more nothing less.We ethiopians do not give a monkeys about it.I hope a tide of war would sunk both to their demise and librate our countrys from this nefsegeday gurrela midget Legesse Zenawi and a nefsegeday lunetic psyco Esayas Afeworki.After all this years suffering ,war ,famine,torture ,killings of innocent ppl …back to square 1 again a drum to kill each other out..sad,sad,sad.lenegeru this will benefit the Midget dictator more to get rid of a noisy old friend..but it wont be as simple as it looks.wey ageriee…Bandas took grip of our country divided it sunk it to war after onther..and the majority seems to just wait for something to happen…how are we reduced to that???I wonder what the plan is for all of us for the next 10 years??i wonder…LET gOD BE WITH US!!!
I am asking fascist shabia supporter.if you can’t defend your self from fascist weyana ( minority ruler ) and fascist meles who have no majority support. I can’t wait to see what you will do when real Ethiopian take power kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
“Unity is strength. No nation can divide within itself and remain powerful.” Important Utterances of HIM Negus Haile Selassie I, page 133
“The Federation instituted between the people of Eritrea and the rest of Ethiopia has tended to slow the speed of the economic and social progress of the entire nation, including Eritrea.
The Federation has increasingly been manipulated as a ready-made tool through which the enemies of Ethiopian and Eritrean progress and solidarity have endeavoured to further their evil designs.
The Federation contains the inherent danger of creating misunderstandings among people who have, for centuries past, experienced no problems in living together.
The Federation, by duplicating administrative apparatuses, has occasioned waste of both human and material resources which could have been otherwise utilized for development purposes.
One is accordingly fully justified in concluding that the unfortunate consequences of this particular form of federation and the needs of the age, and not any conscious effort on the part of the people concerned, have brought about its demise.
Any responsible person who has deliberated upon and examined carefully the unfortunate consequences flowing from the federal system under consideration will feel no surprise that the people of Eritrea, who have had the misfortune of being directly subjected to its adverse consequences, have urged and pleaded that it be eliminated and replaced by a unitary form of administration.” Selected Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, page 474-5
“It is not necessary to enumerate countries where the people and entire country having lost unity, spiritual or otherwise, have become playgrounds and laughing stocks of outsiders. The historical events of certain countries bear witness to this fact. In our own times, there are those expansionists who by shedding blood, desire to achieve their ambition and by dismembering themselves they are seen as tools for alien interests. Our people from Ethiopia shed blood, to save them from disintegration. Those personalities who believe in freeing a country by secession are selfish and prey to outsiders. We will not accept their motives.” Selected Speeches of HIM Negus Haile Selassie I, page 426
“The wealth of Eritrea is the wealth of Ethiopia and the wealth of Ethiopia is the wealth of Eritrea.” Selected Speeches of HIM Negus Haile Selassie I ,page 429
“Man can only begin an enterprise, it is for God to dispose of it to a good end.” Selected Speeches of HIM Haile Selassie I, page 391
Long Live the Constitutional Monarchy!
Long Live the Fetha Negast!
Long Live the Kebra Negast!
Long Live the United Nations Charter!
Long Live African Unity!
Fire burn down the neo-colonial witchcraft star of secession
Rise with the Lion of Judah!
Long Live Ethio-Eritrean oneness!
Long Live Independent Ethiopia!
meles zenawi and isayas afework are both eritreans, the war is their usual CIA drama.
Energy canot be created or destroyed but it can be converted from one form of enegry to the the other newton law so every time melse frastrated with internal problem to relase the negative energy we have to bomb Asmera in other world Ertria is our - - - - -.
You are a shameless agame who wants another 100K Ethiopians perish to satisfy your little ego. What a pathetic baboon.
It is not hard to think that under the current economic climate of both countries neither side want to wage a war. But again the Eritrean regime continues to destabilise and evetually destroy Ethiopia through its proxy wars around the region. Or if and when possible to humiliate Ethiopia by somehow winning a war against Ethiopia. To this end that regime will also try to muster support or seek even direct involvement of Ethiopia’s enemies in its war with Ethiopia. If that happens Ethiopians will rally against that plot and defeat the enemies and Etritrea’s existence as an independent state will cease to exist. And if Ethiopia should bow to pressure of the world community to free it again then Eritrea may go free again but after Ethiopia secured its outlet to the sea. That should be the bottom line for any sacricice Ethiopians pay again and again.
War is no good for any one and it is too bad when two brothers fight to destroy each other. Before the Badme war the Ethiopian gov’t and PM Meles did all they can to avoid war. Mr Iasaias was begged and adviced for 2 solid years to leave land he occupied before determing to which side it belongs. But refused and went to war. During the last two decades Ethiopia has been trying to normalise the relationship between the two countries, but Eritreas’ response has been hostile and belligerant. Even now I have no doubt it is not Ethiopia’s desire to start war. it is being forced into it by Eritreas’s proxy wars.
Peace for Ethiopia and Eritrea.
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