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Ethiopia 2012: Human Rights and Government Wrongs



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Ethiopia 2012: Human Rights and Government Wrongs

Ethiopia 2012: Human Rights and Government Wrongs

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Another Groundhog Year

Four years ago, I wrote a weekly commentary lamenting the fact that 2008 was "Groundhog Year” in Ethiopia:

It was a repetition of 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004... Everyday millions of Ethiopians woke up only to find themselves trapped in a time loop where their lives replayed like a broken record. Each "new" day is the same as the one before it: Repression, intimidation, corruption, incarceration, deception, brutalization and human rights violation… They have no idea how to get out of this awful cycle of misery, agony, despair and tribulation. So, they pray and pray and pray and pray... for deliverance from Evil!

It is December 2012. Are Ethiopians better off today than they were in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011?

Does bread (teff) cost more today than it did in 2008…, a year ago? Cooking oil, produce, basic staples, beef, poultry, housing, water, electricity, household fuel, gasoline...?

Are there more poor people in Ethiopia today than there were in 2008? More hunger, homelessness, unemployment, less health care, fewer educational opportunities for young people?

Is there more corruption and secrecy and less transparency and accountability in December 2012 than in December 2008?

Are elections more free and fair in 2012 than in 2008?

Are there more political prisoners today than in 2008?

Is there less press freedom and are more journalists in prison today than in 2008?

Is Ethiopia more dependent on international handouts for its daily bread today than it was in 2008?

Is there more environmental pollution, habitat destruction, forced human displacement and land grabbing in Ethiopia today than 2008?

Is Ethiopia today still at the very bottom of the U.N. Human Development Index?

The Evidence on Government Wrongs in Ethiopia in 2012

Human rights violations in Ethiopia continue to draw sharp and sustained condemnation from all of the major international human rights organizations and other legal bodies. In 2012, the ruling regime in that country has become intensely repressive and arrogantly intolerant of all dissent and opposition. The regime continues to trash its own Constitution, sneer at its international legal obligations and thumb its nose at its critics. Though some incorrigible optimists hoped a post-Meles regime would open up the political space, reach out to opposition elements and at least engage in human rights window dressing, the nauseating litany of those who are falling head over heels to fit into Meles’ shoes has been “there will be no change. We will (blindly) follow Meles’ vision…” In other words, 2013, 2014, 2015… will be no better than 2012 or 2008.

The evidence of sustained and massive official human rights violations in Ethiopia is overwhelming and irrefutable. Let the evidence speak for itself.

The U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in Ethiopia (May 2012) concluded:

The most significant human rights problems [in Ethiopia] included the government’s arrest of more than 100 opposition political figures, activists, journalists, and bloggers… The government restricted freedom of the press, and fear of harassment and arrest led journalists to practice self-censorship. The Charities and Societies Proclamation (CSO law) continued to impose severe restrictions on civil society and nongovernmental organization (NGO) activities… Other human rights problems included torture, beating, abuse, and mistreatment of detainees by security forces; harsh and at times life-threatening prison conditions; arbitrary arrest and detention; detention without charge and lengthy pretrial detention; infringement on citizens’ privacy rights, including illegal searches; allegations of abuses in connection with the continued low-level conflict in parts of the Somali region; restrictions on freedom of assembly, association, and movement; police, administrative, and judicial corruption…

Human Rights Watch concluded:

Ethiopian authorities continued to severely restrict basic rights of freedom of expression, association, and assembly. Hundreds of Ethiopians in 2011 were arbitrarily arrested and detained and remain at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Attacks on political opposition and dissent persisted throughout 2011, with mass arrests of ethnic Oromo, including members of the Oromo political opposition in March, and a wider crackdown with arrests of journalists and opposition politicians from June to September 2011. The restrictive Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (adopted in 2009) has been used to justify arrests of both journalists and members of the political opposition…

Freedom House concluded:

Ethiopia is ranked Not Free in Freedom in the World 2012, with a score of 6 for both political rights and civil liberties. Political life in Ethiopia is dominated by the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which was led by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi from 1995 until his death in August 2012. May 2011 federal and regional elections were tightly controlled by the EPRDF; voters were threatened if they did not support the ruling party, and opposition meetings were broken up while leaders were threatened or detained. The EPRDF routinely utilizes the country’s anti-terrorism laws to target opposition leaders and the media. Parliament has declared much of the opposition to be terrorist groups and has targeted journalists who cover any opposition activity. Media is dominated by state-owned broadcasters and government-oriented newspapers. A 2009 law greatly restricts NGO activity in the country by prohibiting work in the area of human and political rights and limiting the amount of international funding any organization may receive. This law has neutered the NGO sector in the country. The judiciary is independent in name only, with judgments that rarely deviate from government policy.

Amnesty International urged that the “government of Ethiopia should see the succession of Meles as an opportunity to break with the past and end the practice of arresting anyone and everyone who criticizes the government.”

A group of U.N. Special Rapporteurs (an independent group of investigating experts authorized by the United Nations Human Rights Council) in 2012 issued public statements condemning the ruling regime for its indiscriminate use of the so-called anti-terrorism law to suppress a broad range of freedoms and for flagrantly perpetuating and sanctioning human rights violations.

Maina Kiai, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, concluded, “The resort to anti-terrorism legislation is one of the many obstacles faced by associations today in Ethiopia. The Government must ensure protection across all areas involving the work of associations, especially in relation to human rights issues.”

Ben Emmerson, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights warned that “the anti-terrorism provisions should not be abused and need to be clearly defined in Ethiopian criminal law to ensure that they do not go counter to internationally guaranteed human rights.”

Frank La Rue, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression stated that “Journalists play a crucial role in promoting accountability of public officials by investigating and informing the public about human rights violations. They should not face criminal proceedings for carrying out their legitimate work, let alone be severely punished.”

Margaret Sekaggya, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders criticized that “journalists, bloggers and others advocating for increased respect for human rights should not be subject to pressure for the mere fact that their views are not in alignment with those of the Government [of Ethiopia].”

Gabriela Knaul, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers argued that “Defendants in a criminal process should be considered as innocent until proven guilty as enshrined in the Constitution of Ethiopia… And it is crucial that defendants have access to a lawyer during the pre-trial stage to safeguard their right to prepare their legal defence.”

On December 18, 2012, 16 members of the European Parliament issued a public letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn “expressing grave concern over the continued detention of journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega”. In the letter, the members reminded Desalegn to comply with his “government’s obligation to respect the right to freedom of expression as established under customary international law and codified in Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Ethiopia is a party.”

The Regime Must Cease and Desist All Unlawful Interference in the Exercise of Religious Freedom

Article 11 of the Ethiopian Constitution mandates “separation of state and religion” to ensure that the “Ethiopian State is a secular state” and that “no state religion” is established. Article 27 prohibits “coercion by force or any other means, which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.”

Despite clear legal obligations to respect the religious liberties of citizens, the ruling regime in Ethiopia has played fast and loose with the rights of Muslim citizens to select their own religious and spiritual leaders. According to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent body constituted by the Congress and the President of the United States to monitor religious freedom worldwide:

Since July 2011, the Ethiopian government has sought to impose the al-Ahbash Islamic sect on the country’s Muslim community, a community that traditionally has practiced the Sufi form of Islam. The government also has manipulated the election of the new leaders of the Ethiopia Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (EIASC). Previously viewed as an independent body, EIASC is now viewed as a government-controlled institution. The arrests, terrorism charges and takeover of EIASC signify a troubling escalation in the government’s attempts to control Ethiopia’s Muslim community and provide further evidence of a decline in religious freedom in Ethiopia. Muslims throughout Ethiopia have been arrested during peaceful protests: On October 29, the Ethiopia government charged 29 protestors with terrorism and attempting to establish an Islamic state.

The regime must conform its conduct to the requirements of its Constitution and international legal obligations and cease and desist interference in the free exercise of religion of Muslim citizens. All citizens unlawfully arrested and detained in connection with the peaceful protest of unlawful deprivation of religious liberty must be released forthwith.

All Political Prisoners Must be Released

The number of political prisoners has yet to be fully documented in Ethiopia today. While human rights organizations have focused on multiple dozens of high profile political prisoners, there are in fact tens of thousands of ordinary Ethiopians who are held in detention because of their beliefs, open opposition or refusal to support the ruling regime. All political prisoners must be released immediately.

In a broader sense, there are two types of political prisoners in Ethiopia today. There are prisoners of conscience and prisoners-of-their-own-consciences. The prisoners of conscience are imprisoned because they are dissidents, opposition party leaders and journalists. They have done no legal or moral wrong. In fact, they have done what is morally and legally right. They have told the truth. They have spoken truth to power. They have stood up to injustice. They have defended freedom, democracy and human rights by paying the ultimate price with their lives and liberties. They can be set free by the stroke of the pen.

The prisoners-of-their-own-consciences became prisoners by committing crimes against humanity in the first degree with the lesser included offenses of the crimes of ignorance, arrogance and petulance. These prisoners are numbed by the opiate of power. They live in fear and anxiety of being held accountable any given day. They dread the day the wrath of the people will be visited upon them. They know with certainty that they will one day be judged by the very scales they have used to judge others.

The prisoners-in-their-own-conscience can free the prisoners of conscience and thereby free themselves. That is their only salvation. In the alternative, let them heed Gandhi’s dire warning: “There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end they always fall—think of it always.”

Stop Repressing the Press

Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.” That rings true for the ruling regime in Ethiopia. Last week three imprisoned and one exiled Ethiopian journalists received the prestigious Hellman/Hammett Award for 2012 “in recognition of their efforts to promote free expression in Ethiopia, one of the world’s most restricted media environments”. The recipients included Eskinder Nega, an independent journalist and blogger and recipient of the 2012 PEN International freedom to Write Award; Reeyot Alemu, one of the few Ethiopian female journalists associated with the officially shuttered weekly newspaper Feteh and recipient of the 2012 International Women’s Media Courage in Journalism Award; Woubshet Taye, editor of the officially shuttered weekly newspaper Awramba Times and Mesfin Negash of Addis Neger Online, another weekly officially shuttered before going online. The four were among a diverse group of 41 writers and journalists from 19 countries to receive the Hellman/Hammett Award.According to Human Rights Watch:

The four jailed and exiled journalists exemplify the courage and dire situation of independent journalism in Ethiopia today. Their ordeals illustrate the price of speaking freely in a country where free speech is no longer tolerated. The journalistic work and liberty of the four Ethiopian award-winners has been suppressed by the Ethiopian government in its efforts to restrict free speech and peaceful dissent, clamp down on independent media, and limit access to and use of the internet. They represent a much larger group of journalists in Ethiopia forced to self-censor, face prosecution, or flee the country.

All dictators and tyrants in history have feared the enlightening powers of the independent press. Total control of the media remains the wicked obsession of all modern day dictators who believe that by controlling the flow of information, they can control the hearts and minds of their citizens. But that is only wishful thinking. As Napoleon realized, “a journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns and a tutor of nations.” Like Napoleon, the greatest fear of the dictators in Ethiopia is the “tutoring” aspect of the press -- teaching, informing, enlightening and empowering the people with knowledge. They understand the power of the independent press to effectively countercheck their tyrannical rule and hold him accountable before the people. Like Napoleon, they have spared no effort to harass, jail, censor and muzzle journalists for criticizing and exposing their criminality, use of a vast network of spies to terrorize Ethiopian society, shining the light of truth on their military and policy failures, condemning their indiscriminate massacres of unarmed citizen protesters in the streets and for killing, jailing and persecuting their political opponents.

All imprisoned journalists must be released immediately.

“Those who make peaceful change impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” JFK

Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam teaches political science at California State University, San Bernardino and is a practicing defense lawyer.


Comment from: C'est moi senait [Visitor]
C'est moi senait

Is it your Christmas present to weyannes or a drug prescriptions to their headache ? I am sure,after they read it, they all end up in mental institutes or star miss abusing their wife’s.

12/23/12 @ 19:35
Comment from: [Member]

Niccollo machiavelli who is considerd to be the founder of political science, said “POLITICS HAVE NO RELATION TO MORALS”
Almaria has lost it all. He is out of touch and far from reality. He keeps showing his personal grudge, hatred and resentment against our govt every week with the same cry every week. And wants us to believe he has some kind of political cause. Who is really replaying like a broken record here?
Almaria, we know you’ll continue to cry with your decayed mentality untill your death. You’ll never change nor accept the reality.
As political science teacher you may adore Machiavelli. So I will leave you with one of his famous qoutes.
Hello! Loser almaria! We are in the 21st century. Time has changed. Crying for twenty years with unfounded alligation like a broken record repeating nonesensical claims is unfair to your own supporters. You’re toturing yourself by not accepting the truth and the reality.
It is better to swallow that bitter pill called REALITY than fantasizing with none existing hope of power.
Ethiopian govt is the people’s govt, by the people for the people. If any of the unfounded alligations you cry about existed in our country, there wouldn’t be this strong, stable, developmental, free, democratic Ethiopia we see today. Eat your heart out and rotten in hell loser liar almaria!!!

12/23/12 @ 20:20
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

I think Professor Alemayehu G Mariam has become one of the Jihadist Muslims’ strong advocates, and unfortunately he wants the destruction of the Ethiopian Christian government by supporting the followers of the Egyptian Muslim Brother Hoods, the Ethiopian terrorist Muslims. He has never written a single article about the Muslims’ atrocities throughout the centuries in the Christian land of Ethiopia. He has never said anything about the destructions of the Ethiopian monasteries and Churches by the Jihadist Gragn Muhammad.

He has betrayed the Ethiopian Christians by supporting the Ethiopian Jihadist Muslims; perhaps he wants in return from Egypt or Saudi Arabia a military help to overthrow the Ethiopian Christian government so that he could safely land in Ethiopia and declare himself a divinely elected king over the Ethiopian people.

I have been too slow in understanding his political motives, and now I can vividly see where he is heading to; he is simply muddling in the Ethiopian religious affairs in order to get the Ethiopian Muslim support to dismantle the Ethiopian Christian government.

Let me tell you, professor, I rather be, as I said before, under the Woyanne government for a hundred years than to be under a Muslim rule for just one day if that is your plan to put Ethiopia under an Islamic rule.

This is the second time I caught the professor supporting the Muslim cause in Ethiopia by indicting the Ethiopian Christian government and calling the following Muslim sympathizers as his witnesses:

1. The United State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in Ethiopia

2. The Charities and Societies Proclamation (CSO law_

3. Nongovernmental Organization (NGO)

4. Freedom House

5. Ethiopia Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (EIASC).

None of these institutions are reliable to call them as witnesses to the alleged human rights violations in the Christian land of Ethiopia.

Where were all these organizations when the genocide between Tutsis and Hutus claimed millions of lives in 1974? Have you written a single article about those human tragedies?

By supporting the Ethiopian Jihadist Muslims for his own political agenda, Professor Alemayehu is planning to create genocide between the Ethiopian Christians and the Ethiopian Muslims.

The Muslim staunch advocate Professor Alemayehu accuses the Ethiopian Christian government by fabricating the following statements:

“Since July 2011, the Ethiopian government has sought to impose the al-Ahbash Islamic sect on the country’s Muslim community, a community that traditionally has practiced the Sufi form of Islam. The government also has manipulated the election of the new leaders of the Ethiopia Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (EIASC). Previously viewed as an independent body, EIASC is now viewed as a government-controlled institution. The arrests, terrorism charges and takeover of EIASC signify a troubling escalation in the government’s attempts to control Ethiopia’s Muslim community and provide further evidence of a decline in religious freedom in Ethiopia. Muslims throughout Ethiopia have been arrested during peaceful protests: On October 29, the Ethiopia government charged 29 protestors with terrorism and attempting to establish an Islamic state.”

The Ethiopian Christian government has the absolute right to control the illegal protests by the Jihadist Ethiopian Muslims and to jail any criminal Muslims. Professor Alemayehu has no any clue how many Ethiopian Muslims are Sufi followers and how many of them are Sunni adherents, and still how many of them are law-abiding Muslim citizens and how many of them are foreign agents.

The professor, encouraging and emboldening the Ethiopian Jihadist Muslims to create chaos in that peaceful Christian country of Ethiopia, wants to revenge the Woyanne government and to bring it down for refusing him a leadership role in the Ethiopian Christian government. But it is doubtful the professor will succeed in his dream to be one of the leaders of the Ethiopian people. It is too late for him to be a leader in that Christian land of Ethiopia. There are many bright and highly educated and well-qualified young Ethiopians competing for that office. The professor is simply a voice in the wilderness of the American West.

12/23/12 @ 21:08
Comment from: john john [Visitor]
john john

The only wrong we see is a people like you who willing to do anything for your own selfish carrier Hodam forever.

12/23/12 @ 21:10
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

Assta Getu,
Don’t bark when there is no one around. Muslims of Ethiopia have been oppressed no doubt. The previous Kings did forget the nice gesture of coptic Kings of Axum. Hopefully we will not be harsh against copts as they were treating us that way. I also have a message for Egyptian copts, Egyptian Muslims want no harm for you as you are under Muslim umbrella and since we owe copts. But some copts take advantage to work for outsiders. As long as you are standing with Egypt you will be treated with justice.

12/23/12 @ 21:52
Comment from: stopzhypocracy [Visitor]

I don’t even bother reading anything this man writes anymore. He must be insane if he thinks his mumba jumbo will solve all of Ethiopians social ills. Here is my advice to all of you good people who believe what this man believes. Stability leads to economic growth and economic growth will heal most social problems. When you have economically sound country you will have a greater social harmony. And then that will inevitably lead to greater freedom, free press and greater respect for human rights. No development no stability, no stability no economic growth. If you try to export American liberal democracy where nothing gets done to desperately poor country as diverse as any country you could imagine what you will get is Nigeria and Kenya. If this fiscal cliff (in the USA) negotiations have thought us anything is that these politicians are worthless scumbags who cant seem to resolve the simplest imaginable problem. I wouldn’t agree that just because Kenyans are able to read inflammatory newspapers that doesn’t mean their human rights are respected. People are incapable and unwilling to apply a common sense approach to Ethiopian politics and that is my greatest frustration. Just leave the people alone, let us keep what works for us. Don’t lecture us on issues of democracy and human rights because it makes you feel more relevant and more important that you really are. Leave us ALONE!! We need infrastructure such developments fast no tree huggers coming and instigating and buying people off to debate it to death. Can you imagine the damage that International Rivers will do with their big pocket if they were willing to buy MP in Ethiopia and bulshit the local community to oppose it because they convince the locals that their ‘human rights’ were infringed upon. They tried that bullcrap with Gilgel Gibe III dam. We lost decades and centuries fighting it is now the time to build for the next generation and do it fast and no lecture from Al Mariam. Call the Ethiopian government what you will but they are building for the next generation whether or not Al Mariam likes it.

12/23/12 @ 22:45
Comment from: dagme [Visitor]

ስራ ያጣው ኣለማርያም ይህን ያፅፋል፣ ስራ ያጣነው እኛ ይህ እናነባለን፤፤

12/23/12 @ 22:49
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Gragn Ahmed (visitor),

Ethiopian Christians, God forbid, have never been under Muslim umbrella for centuries, and they will never be. That is a fact!

Ethiopian Muslims have always been treated like other indigenous Ethiopian Christians: when they came to the Christian land of Ethiopia, they brought nothing with them; some of them are now billionaires. They were not more than 20 persons when they landed in Ethiopia; they are now over 30 million Muslims, ready to overthrow the Christian government of Ethiopia.

No Muslim country has ever treated its minority Christians humanely: Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Indonesia, Somalia, and Sudan are good examples for abusing Christians on a daily basis. I will never advise any country to be friends with Arab-Muslim nations because these nations are ruthless beasts; I would rather advise people to be friends with the Jewish people. Ethiopia has no Muslim friends: all of them are Ethiopia’s enemies; therefore, Ethiopia must continue her friendship with the children of God – the Israelites, not with the children of Ishmael – the Arab-Muslim nations.

Don’t forget, salvation is from the Jews!

12/23/12 @ 23:12
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

Assta Getu,
You are mistaken you picking the wrong countries. Christians are treated in Turkey better than Muslims are treated in Greek or Russia. Morocco Jews are in heaven while Palestinians are in hell in jewish Israel. In Tunisia there are many christians who are living comfortably. The reason many Muslim countries don’t treat christians without any suspicion is because of bad colonialist policies of christian West who maltreated Muslims after Crusade War. Despite that still there are many christians in the Arab world. In Indonesia or Malysia now one even cares where they live or what they do because they are not targeted as such and no one restricts them as long as they don’t interfere with Muslim lives. Most christians in the Muslim world however work for money for missionaries with ill intent to destroy Islam than to live with it or assimilate. I have not seen simple hate against christians in the Muslim world. In fact, given the mistreatment of Muslims in the hands of colonialists and particularly with intent on revenging the defeat of Crusader war still lingers in the Western mind.

As you just told us they prefer Jews whom they hate most and whom they killed them in Millions like the nazis and yet play pals with them when it is against Muslims. That sends clear signal why Muslims can not trust christians more than jews. In fact, Jews are better treated in Muslim empire more than during Christian Empires. Your alliance is only against Muslims otherwise, you despise Jews as killers of Jesus.

No one listens to your ungodly prayer that :god forbid” which god will hear you? We shall see.

But the fact is the old aristocracy of christians is over.

12/24/12 @ 01:30
Comment from: Heny [Visitor]

zim bel ante agecham bisbis!!

12/24/12 @ 01:40
Comment from: Yonas [Visitor]

al mariam, what a sad existence. You are simply a pathetic coward hiding from the reality of a country you have no idea about. You don’t realize that no body take you seriously. Actually you have become a broken record. If you care about Ethiopia you should make your self available for the struggle in Ethiopia or shut the hell up. You can’t set up a comfortable life and wish a Arab uprising In Ethiopia. Ethiopians have no wish for stupid and childish game. I think you are too old and have no capacity to understand.

12/24/12 @ 02:49
Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Member]

The Horse Face Al Mariam is the father of all “fools and idiots".

12/24/12 @ 03:57
Comment from: Gebru [Visitor]

Alemayehu G. Mariam
Here you go Another Disquer-"All imprisoned journalists must be released immediately.” who you think you are ? I think you either loosing your money on stock market, or you loosing your mind, one of the two.

12/24/12 @ 06:24
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]

TPLF Thugs ,whatever your usual lies and insanities against Prof Al and any patriot ,there’s one thing you can never deny .That the country is more and more sinking in despare ,and the peoples suffering .Wonder what would be your cries when a Total Peoples Riot shall Erupt.So will soon happen to your looter leaders and Bandits the hell on earth comparing to Arab Springs .By the way Adgi ,quoting Machiavelli when you say that “POLITICS HAVE NO RELATION TO MORALS” ,so what you are describing the exact Image of your dead master and his Agazis ,a bunch of bandits in the name of Federalism ,have Imposed an Ethno Mafia Tyrannical System looting the country as the whole ,while their American Boss
in the name of Fighting International terrorism and islam foundenmentalism are protecting them.An evil politic denounced by True Patriot as Prof Al .

12/24/12 @ 07:06
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]

Extraidiot you and your Thuggy Bros are the products of “Brain Washed” Bandas and Hodam Aderby Diasporas .
Of Agazi Mafia System…LOL!!!!
“Bekelon seyatalilewhat feres belehu terwat"..LOL !!!!by the way Gebrewottu ,and you who you think you are ,a useless BANDA always crying for an already lost cause of
Looters and Bandits .

12/24/12 @ 07:16
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]

Hyena ;Keftaff Afeshin Zegi ,Lekammi Wusha Banda .Antchin billo degmo Sewun Nekaffi .

12/24/12 @ 07:18
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12/24/12 @ 07:36
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]

Addis Zefzef, Heny Brain-dead, ExtraIdiot

Why are you so scared? It seems to me you live a life of fear and your arguments are shaped by your own insecurities that any substance.

There is simply no room for TPLF and your likes in Ethiopia, rather than coming here to cry with all your might why don’t you start packing. Reality is you are not wanted, anything else you are diluting yourselves idiots.

12/24/12 @ 08:33
Comment from: rahwa [Visitor]

Still wishing you a dark x-mass and a miserable new year.

12/24/12 @ 08:40
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12/24/12 @ 09:02
Comment from: wota wotana ende shembeko enketket ale ende mukecha [Visitor]
wota wotana ende shembeko enketket ale ende mukecha

I heard you are going to move to the high lands of Ethiopia to command the new rebel army. loser Diasporas are gonna miss you bro.

12/24/12 @ 11:30
Comment from: abchahu [Visitor]

My dear friend Assta B Gettu aka Gragn Ahmed - The ስድ አደግ

You are ye’ergo zinb.

Assta, the shame of Africa, first learn how to feed yourself and your family, then talk about pride. Your ስድብ cannot substitute your current position.

Which one you like better? ኩርኩማ or ቁንጥጫ

የኢትዮዽያ ማፈርያ

I am here my friend Assta B Gettu, even your nemesis of screen name is calling you feri (ፈri). You can not escape anywhere. You want to come to Ethiopia after “liberations". What a funny loser you are!!!!!!!!!!

Assta, you know that I know you and everyone started realizing who you are and what you are. Don’t get irritated Mr. impostor for being exposed.

ETHIOPIANs are not your fools.

You always amaze me that you think of yourself as a learned man and academician. You need an urgent help. Do you think anyone gets impressed by your vulgar, what a funny loser you are.

As I promised I am here to let you spill all your problems and assist you to recover from your ailments. Don’t worry we are close to the target my dear Assta aka Gragn.

The taste of Aba-Jiffar’s coffee and the aroma of Hararge’s golden coffee is driving you crazy? Wonderful gift of Aba-Jiffar to the whole world.

More addition of the song forrrrrrrrr u

Aha aha Assta
It is forrrrrrrrrrr u
It is forrrrrrrrrrr u

Aha aha Assta
I know you

Aha aha Assta
You know me

Aha aha Assta
We know you

Aha aha Assta
You know us

Aha aha Assta
I know who you are

Aha aha Assta
I know what you are

Aha aha Assta
I know where you are

Aha aha Assta
ኩርኩማ assta

Aha aha Assta
ቁንጥጫ assta

Aha aha Assta
Aha aha Assta

Aha aha Assta
It is forrrrrrrrrrr u

Aha aha Assta
It is forrrrrrrrrrr u

to be continued……

እርር ድብን በል, አታላይ የሆንክ ማፈርያ

የውሸት ባለ ሙያ Assta aka Gragn!

አጭበርባሪ Assta aka Gragn!

ወስላታ Assta aka Gragn!

Assta B Gettu aka Gragn Ahmed ሞኝህን ሌላ ቦታ ፈልግ. የኢትዮዽያ ማፈርያ.

I am the only one who gives attention to your trash in order to give you a good ኩርኩማ and the unforgettable ቁንጥጫ lesson until you are contained in the dust bin.

My signature is getting bigger & bigger because of my dear friend Assta. Lollllllll!!!!!


12/24/12 @ 15:53
Comment from: abchahu [Visitor]
abchahu moderators, I have to say sorry again for posting irrelevant to the topic. As I have mentioned earlier what to do, as long as this ስድ አደግ, Assta B Gettu contaminates each and every articles in this website, I have to use the signature he understands very well.


12/24/12 @ 16:18
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

Thanks the good Professor Alemayehu and Merry X-MAS to you and all Ethiopians.

The choice is either living in total freedom or being colonized by one Tigre led ethnic minority dictatorship.

95% of Ethiopian population is living under repression, brutality, poverty and being burglarized by the TPLF goons . Businesses, money, land, jobs, houses wealth are robbed and given to Tigres all over Ethiopia.

Here is the light at the end of the tunnel, Ethiopians know that EPRDF doesn’t care about them. Intact people are so fed up and disgusted with EPRDF. Now there is good opportunity for Ethiopians to rise together and demand for their freedom while EPRDF is in panic, disarray and internal fighting.

EPRDF is not going away without a fight. It is there to remain forever if things go their way and that must be interrupted.
The international community is playing double standard and looking the other way when crime against humanity is being committed day in and day out but it is always good to expose the dire situation internationally.

Down with EPRDF!!

12/24/12 @ 16:30
Comment from: abchahu [Visitor]

Assta B Gettu a.k.a Gragn Ahmed

Who is planning to create genocide between the Ethiopian Muslims and the Ethiopian Christians?

The answer is vividly clear.


12/24/12 @ 16:36
Comment from: [Member]

Tulu tultulaw proud EriTrean, a typical ginbot 7 foot soldier,…

Mr EsheTU TekLU, you better hang yourself dude. None of your dreams of destruction in Ethiopia will happen.
You and the rest of gimmo 7 losers continue to wish a disaster to hit Ethiopia. But as you see, God is on our side, and will protect us from your invisible missile you launch from your self induced comma of out of touch from reality fantasy.

12/24/12 @ 17:10
Comment from: my2cents [Visitor]

Agree that Prof. Alemayehu’s unconditional endorsement of the Muslim movement is discomforting. But his is a school of thought shared by other contemporary scholars. What provoked the stand is TPLF’s motto, uttered by Sebhat Nega, that breaking the back of the Orthodoxes and Amharas guarantees no return to power (no clue why he separated the two) which of course is in the best interest of Tigreans. So our scholars concluded that TPLF must be doing the same to Muslims and that the later’s succesful resistance obviously is an exemplar one in defying the wolves, which proved the enemy of all.

12/24/12 @ 18:35
Comment from: My2cents [Visitor]

Africa’s cycle of doom in the 21st century:

Initially a ruthless, grossly abussive and incompetent leader takes power: Ethiopia’s Mengistu and Congo’s Kabila. The law of nature then calls upon neighboring wolves i.e., TPLF and Tutsis. After the TPLFs and Tutsis have done their things, another force, Islam, either from within or abroad, will be next. These cycles take place either blatantly or subtly all the time even in the so called Arab Spring Zones.

12/24/12 @ 19:12
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]

Addis Zefzef the gay Shabian

Which Ethiopia are you talking about, an imaginary one you invented for yourself?lolll

Fool you are not Ethiopian, you were a shabia servant who used to sleep with sworn enemies of Ethiopia.

You DEAD master was own btu your ultimate boss Issais.

Now you claim to be Ethiopian? poor soul! You are but a disparate TPLF wishing and begging for inclusion.

When we catch you that will be the end. Insulting Ethiopia and Ethiopians with your filthy coward mouth itself is a blasphemy punishable by summary execution! Keep on procrastinating rather than running for your life fool!

12/24/12 @ 20:24
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

abchahu (visitor, traitor, idolater, adulterer, gangster, beggar, carper, drifter, solicitor, robber, swindler, and killer, ቡሖቃ ቦቅቧቃ ፈሪ እስላ&#4637&#59;),

Abchahu aka ቅዘናም፤

Abchahu aka ወስፋታም፤

Abchahu aka ሆዳም፤

Abchahu aka ልጋጋም፤

Abchahu aka ግማታም፤

Abchahu aka ትኋናም፤

Abchahu aka ጉንፋናም፤

Abchahu aka ለሐጫም፤

Abchahu aka ሰካራም፤

Abchahu aka ውሸታም፤

Abchahu aka ጥንባታም፤

Abchahu aka እበታም፤

Abchahu aka ክርፋታም፤

Abchahu aka ድ ንፋታም፤

Abchahu aka ጅማታም፤

Abchahu aka አመዳም፤

Abchahu aka ሽጋራም፤

Abchahu aka እድፋም፤

Abchahu aka ብጣሻም፤

Abchahu aka ጭንቅላታም፤

Abchahu aka ቅጄታም፤

Abchahu aka ጅራታም፤

Abchahu aka ቅሌታም፤

Abchahu aka ውጋታም፤

Abchahu aka ውርዴታም፤

Abchahu aka ጥፍራ ም፤

Abchahu aka ድዳም፤

Abchahu aka ሽንታም፤

Abchahu aka አገጫም፤

Abchahu aka ሽርጣም ።

አንተ ኣሳዳጊ የበደለህና ያልተማርክ ደንቆሮ ድዳ እስላም፤የሊቃውንቶቹን ጽሑፍ ከመተንትሕ በፊት፤ የስነ ጽሑፍ ስልት እንዲኖርህ ያስፈልጋል። በማይገባህ ነገር ውስጥ ገብተህ አትማቅቅ፤አትለፋደድ፤አትቅበዝበዝ፤አትደናገር፤አታጭበርበር እንዲሁም በምቀኝነትና በቅናት ተቃጥለህ አትሙት። የውጭ የእስላም መንግሥት ጀሮ ጠቢ ሁነህ፤በገንዘብ ተገዝተህ፤ግማታሙ ቂጥህን ለዓረቦች ሰጥተህ በክርስቲያኒቱ ኢትዮዽያ ላይ ከፍ ያለ ጉዳትን ለማምጣት በመታገል ላይ እንደሆንክ ርካሹ ጽሑፍሕ ያስረዳል።

12/24/12 @ 21:01
Comment from: [Member]

Ment4you arramu qizenammu,…

Stay in your shithole loser! Looks like you’re still hallucinating. Yemanew arram neger!!

12/24/12 @ 22:20
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]

Addis Zefzef the Gay Shabian

I know you like to suck a dick like the girl you are. You are dirtying my city shabia girl.

The shit hole where you and your DEAD master Meles the loser came from. How about going back there before you get caught??

Now go suck big qula!!

12/24/12 @ 23:49
Comment from: [Member]

Ment4you arrammu qizenammu,…

You start shiting on this website again. Yemanew gimatam. Stay in your shit hole. Arram yehone neger! Don’t stink our website. We don’t wanna hear about your dick sucking addiction. The issue is different here we are dicussing. All of a sudden you jumped talking about your addiction of dick sucking. This is not the place to pick up dudes. You’re on the wrong place sucker!!

12/25/12 @ 00:05
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed


Please clear my name. As long as Assta behaves I wont bother him. So pick your fight with him but he is stubborn guy.

12/25/12 @ 02:01
Comment from: abchahu [Visitor]

Dear fellow country people.

Don’t be fooled by the impostor Assta B Gettu a.k.a. Gragn Ahmed as he is using multiple screen names to agitate you to lose track.

His new screen name is “Somali Mujahideen".

Open your eyes for the devil’s tactic and strategy to create havoc in our part of the world.

Be careful to address ethnic and religious issues, as these are the areas of target that must be handled very carefully not to give easy pathways for infiltrators and agent provocateurs of various entities.

Take care not to be pawn of mischief and grand agenda of the enemies of Africa.

The flow of these two screen stooges is the favorite music of Assta B Gettu.


12/25/12 @ 04:45
Comment from: abchahu [Visitor]

With due respect to and I have to apologize for repeating my signature for which I have to be excused.

My dear friend ስድ አደግ Assta B Gettu aka Gragn Ahmed

Do you know the topic of this forum? I bet you don’t.

You are ye’ergo zinb.

Is there anything to copy from ስድብ of Assta B Gettu, the ስድ አደግ?

Assta, the shame of Africa, first learn how to feed yourself and your family, then talk about pride. Your ስድብ cannot substitute your current position.

Which one you like better? ኩርኩማ or ቁንጥጫ

የኢትዮዽያ ማፈርያ

I am here my friend Assta B Gettu, even your nemesis of screen name is calling you feri (ፈri). You can not escape anywhere. You want to come to Ethiopia after “liberations". What a funny loser you are!!!!!!!!!!

Assta, you know that I know you and everyone started realizing who you are and what you are. Don’t get irritated Mr. impostor for being exposed.

ETHIOPIANs are not your fools.

You always amaze me that you think of yourself as a learned man and academician. You need an urgent help. Do you think anyone gets impressed by your vulgar, what a funny loser you are.

As I promised I am here to let you spill all your problems and assist you to recover from your ailments. Don’t worry we are close to the target my dear Assta aka Gragn.

The taste of Aba-Jiffar’s coffee and the aroma of Hararge’s golden coffee is driving you crazy? Wonderful gift of Aba-Jiffar.

More addition of the song forrrrrrrrr u

Aha aha Assta
It is forrrrrrrrrrr u

Aha aha Assta
You like it

Aha aha Assta
You don’t want miss it

Aha aha Assta
I know you

Aha aha Assta
You know me

Aha aha Assta
We know you

Aha aha Assta
You know us

Aha aha Assta
I know who you are

Aha aha Assta
I know what you are

Aha aha Assta
I know where you are

Aha aha Assta
ኩርኩማ assta

Aha aha Assta
ቁንጥጫ assta

Aha aha Assta
Aha aha Assta

Aha aha Assta
It is forrrrrrrrrrr u

Aha aha Assta
It is forrrrrrrrrrr u

to be continued……

እርር ድብን በል, አታላይ የሆንክ ማፈርያ
የውሸት ባለ ሙያ Assta aka Gragn!
አጭበርባሪ Assta aka Gragn!
ወስላታ Assta aka Gragn!

Assta B Gettu aka Gragn Ahmed ሞኝህን ሌላ ቦታ ፈልግ. የኢትዮዽያ ማፈርያ.

I am the only one who gives attention to your trash in order to give you a good ኩርኩማ and the unforgettable ቁንጥጫ lesson until you are contained in the dust bin.


12/25/12 @ 04:58
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]

Addis Zefzef the Gay Shanbain

You survives by sucking dick pussy!

I own you like the girl you are!

Now your master Issais has the hards for you just like he used to for Meles the loser!

Go back to the shit hol you came from!!! There is no room for you in Ethiopia refuge aram boy!!!

12/25/12 @ 05:15
Comment from: [Member]

Ment4you arrammu qizenammu,….

HaHaHaHa!!!! Now you seem broken down you cok sucker. Why don’t you stay in your shithole and stop stinking our website? You shit in your mouth. Ante segera aff! Shit head!
I told you this is not a spot to pick dudes, sucker! You’re in the wrong place to satisfy your dick sucking habit.
Go back to your shithole and keep shiting sucker!
Stop stinking this website, ante gimatam emis fit! Dick head! Asshole! You only belong in your shithole!!

12/25/12 @ 07:25
Comment from: GONDEREW [Visitor]

Advice For All Foolish Christyans Don’t Worship The White Gay Man So Called JESSUS He has never had a relation ship with women infact he fucked several white boys like many eppis copis,priest and evangelicans pasters unfortunately we have a gay pasters here in dc name is paster HANFIRE

12/25/12 @ 08:49
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]

Addis Defdef the Gay Shabian

Your website????????? lollllllllllllll

Hilarious shithead … the delete your comment more than anyone elses’ and that should have given you a clue … clueless moron

The shit hole is where you and your master the DEAD Meles used to live in and where you and him used to suck your masters qula Issais.

I know you don’t to go back there you have upgraded to sucking a tourist qula your dead master has brought in in masses. You have no choice but to go back. If we catch you will be DEAD, mark my word empty head.

12/25/12 @ 08:56
Comment from: [Member]

Ment4you arrammu qizenammu,….

HaHaHaHaHa!! You shit head, looks like you’re broken down in tears. Stop using my words, shit head. I know there is nothing in your shit head. You only know few words to show your desire and hunger for dick. Cok sucker!
Stay in your shithole and stop stinking our website. Gimattamu arramu qizenamu ment4you.

12/25/12 @ 09:11
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

abchahu (visitor, traitor, idolater, adulterer, gangster, beggar, carper, drifter, solicitor, robber, swindler, and killer, ቡሖቃ ቦቅቧቃ ፈሪ እስላ&#4637&#59;),

Who is abchahu?

abchahu is a child molester.

abchahu is a Christian hater.

abchahu is a Church burner.

abchahu is a camel lover.

abchahu is a dead-woman fucker.

abchahu is a dung eater.

abchahu is a child killer.

abchahu is house breaker

abchahu is a food stamp cheater.

abchahu is substance abuser.

abchahu is a halal food consumer.

abchahu is a false dream dreamer.

abchahu is number one liar.

abchahu is a desert monster.

abchahu is a stolen car driver.

abchahu is a night club frequenter.

abchahu is an Islamic government supporter.

abchahu is a tax evader.

abchahu is a monkey-like child breader.

abchahu is an infidel tormentor.

abchahu is a well-known bank robber.

abchahu is an Islamic agitator.

abchahu is a Muslim Brotherhood active member and informer.

abchahu is a Satanic Quran reader.

abchahu is a Moon god believer.

abchahu is a Muslim grave digger.

abchahu is a human-blood drinker.

abchahu is an Ethiopian enemy backer and defender.

abchahu is a ruthless terrorist and a war monger.

abchahu is a notorious criminal and a property looter.

abchahu is a friend of Satan and a false prophet worshiper.

abchahu is an anti-Christ and a Black Stone kisser.

abchahu is a condemned man destined to live in the hell fire as a new settler.

abchahu is a man cursed by his mother, by his father, by his teacher, by editor, by Assta B. Gettu the commentator, and by Jesus Christ the creator, the mediator, and the only Savior.

Abchahu, you have not seen yet what is at store for you: come forward and we will bat at the breeze over a cup of coffee. I have never wanted you to spit your fragmented sentences on this web site because no one learns any good lesson from them. But you must read all my comments very carefully and “don’t live home without them.”

12/25/12 @ 12:53
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]

Addis Defdef the Gay Shabian

Looks to me like you are losing your head unable to stand up to anything. See what happens?…when you venture out diluting your brain into believing to know everything and to top it claiming to be Ethiopian,is a recipe for getting run over.

You are an ethnic baiting TPLF, who used to collaborate with shabia the sworn enemy of Ethiopia. No one is confused about that except you.

You came from a shit hole and you need to crawl back to it!

You get caught everything will go drake on you. Now go suck a qula!!!

12/25/12 @ 13:19
Comment from: [Member]

Ment4you arramu qizenammu,…..

Ante segera aff! Full of shit! Stay in your shit hole! You’re stinking our website!
Ment4you gimatamu, enatihe anten artta menged lay talechihe, you grew up as a stray dog you’re. Now where ever you go, all you know is, talk about kulla metbat. Have you been molested so much? Making you addicted to dick sucking?
Stupid shithead! Wusha ye wusha lij! Do your mom a favor. Stop humiliting her by stinking everything where ever you go. Stay in your shithole. If you’re trying to pick up dudes here. This is the wrong spot. Somebody might give you the address to that kind of biz.
You stupid full of shit asshole shit head, stay in your shithole!!

12/25/12 @ 14:47
Comment from: my2cents [Visitor]

“Have you ever wondered, as I have, why Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people are caught in a vicious cycle of disillusionment, dispossession and disempowerment?”

Those are the beginning of powerful and reality capturing sentences from Aklog Birar’s TPLF Inc. as a ‘silent killer’, a must read article that sums up the situation of the present and future.

The secret-betraying ( hope not disinformation) blogger, Halafi Mengedi, agrees on another blogosphere that the power has indeed left the Adwans for good but its the aspiration of all Tigreans to leave the Amharas in destitution. Wheather all Amharas deserve emancipation, and if Tigreans do not suffer some kind of psychological issues of their own is a matter that demand further synthesis and deliberation.

12/25/12 @ 14:48
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

abchahu (visitor, traitor, idolater, adulterer, gangster, beggar, carper, drifter, solicitor, robber, swindler, and killer, ቡሖቃ ቦቅቧቃ ፈሪ እስላ&#4637&#59;),

Now you are appealing to the readers as a peace maker, as a religious person, and as a good citizen. We Ethiopian Christians are used to the people like you who use their smooth words, and later change their words into poisons and harm the innocent Christians.

You already know me five or 6 years ago on the Ethiopian Review and you engaged me there because I was attacking your false religion, Islam, and your false prophet Muhammad the killer, who killed over 900 innocent Jews in one single day, raped their wives, and enslaved them with their children for life.

You are now so enraged as I have continued crippling your cultish faith and your pedophile prophet Muhammad, and I will never stop from exposing the whole deceptions you are spreading in the Christian land of Ethiopia. You are very frustrated because the Ethiopian Christian government has arrested the 29 Jihadist Muslims, your uncles and cousins, and it has charged them for trying to establish an Islamic state in the Christian land of Ethiopia. I believe it! Your hidden agenda to dismantle the Ethiopian Christian government has been disclosed and there is nothing you can do about it. However, I ask you to stop deceiving my Ethiopian Christians and betraying them to their arch enemies – the Arab-Muslim nations. Let me make it clear that you cannot deceive the Ethiopian Christians any more because they are aware of your deceptions, your money distributions to the young Ethiopian boys and girls to accept your fake religion, Islam, and your lies that you accept Jesus Christ as a great prophet.

Why do you tell a lie? Why don’t you tell the truth that you have never accepted Jesus Christ as a God and as the only savior of the world?

Doesn’t your Quran say, “If any one disputes with you about Jesus being divine, flee them and pray that Allah will cures them” (Quran 3:61)?

Here you are telling the Ethiopian Christians that Muslims and Christians accept Jesus, and by telling such a false story you want to convince them to accept your worldly-hated religion, Islam, and your barbaric Sharia law.

Get out of this web site and preach your satanic religion to the Arab-Muslim world, not to the Christian world, especially not to the Ethiopian Christians. You go to the Ethiopian libraries and read about Islam and its founder Muhammad the false prophet. Those books are in Geez language, and you have to have someone to interpret or explain them to you.

My dear Ethiopian Christians don’t listen to this befuddled Muslim whose screen name is abchahu. You can see how he is trying to deceive you using the Internet. If he were not a deceiver, he could reveal his real name, but he didn’t. You know me I am Assta B. Gettu, an active member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, and my name is everywhere in the Ethiopian traditional and modern schools.

Abchahu, shame on you for not revealing your real name to the Ethiopian Christians; what you have revealed to them, so far, is your deception, your shenanigan, and your endless lies. The Christian government of Ethiopia knows who you are and where you live, thanks to our modern technology. You cannot hide your deceptions any more from the Ethiopian Christian government.

Warning! Warning! Warning!

Abchahu is not the only well-recognized deceiver, liar, child molester, and a Christian hater; there are millions of them who always want to see the destructions of the Ethiopian Christian government. You must watch out of any person who approaches you in the name of Muhammad, Allah, and Jesus Christ. Muslims always mix Jesus Christ with Muhammad to bring their deceptions to perfection; therefore, be aware of them!

12/25/12 @ 14:53
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]

Addis Defdef the Gay Shabian

Well well well…hehehe… what do we have here now….you are losing it poor sole, slow down you are blowing all kinds of gaskets, your ethnic baiting intellectually challenged Tigree brain is not made to handle reality …. whatever bubble world you created is blowing up slowly.

The mad dog has arrived ladies and gentle men it is none other than Addis Defdef the TPLF… the meskin seta-gered lollll

Now we need to have our country back preferably peacefully otherwise we will catch you and summarily execute you for treason including collaboration with the enemy of Ethiopia and breaking up our country. Unlike you the pretender shabian and TPLF foot soldier we love our country and we mean it!!

Go back to the shit hole you came from it is over!

12/25/12 @ 15:31
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Dear readers,

Few years ago, the Ethiopian Christian hater, abchahu attacked my comments on Ethiopian Review web site. He was advocating Gragn Muhammad, who burned down the Ethiopian Churches and monasteries.

I am posting some of my comments against his views about the Jihadist Gragn Muhammad. By reading my old comments, you can easily understand the nature of this deceiver, abchahu.

From Assta B. Gettu


What a remarkable name, abc-hahu! You are absolutely right to be named after these letters as St. Paul teaches the Hebrews by saying: “You need someone to teach you the ABC of God’s oracles over again….” (The NEB 5:12)

I am confident I will teach you the ABC of Christianity first and then its arch enemy Islam as we progress in our brutal discussion – brutal because our discussion is going to involve the deception and the shenanigan Islam has been playing all over the world.

I assure you I am one of the indigenous Ethiopian Christians very concerned about the intrusions of Arab-Muslims into Ethiopia, the land of Christianity, and I am capable of telling you, even though you are still at hahu level, the difference between citizenship and faith if you have both.

You have no right though to question the citizenship and faith of an indigenous Ethiopian Christian; however, you may have the right to put that question to the Ethiopian Arab-Muslims, refugees from Mecca and gusts of this beautiful country, Ethiopia, the envy of the Arab-Muslim world.

It seems you have suggested: “Gragn Muhammad is one of the unifier [s] of the Horn region…” as our future topic. I disagree. The topic should be “Gragn Muhammad is one of the destroyers of Ethiopia Christianity.”

Have a pleasant day!


I thought you have gone for good, but you are still around sniffing at me for something bloody on this web site.

For your information, no one asked me to contribute anything to the discussion conducted by a low-level person such as you and your likes.

My discussion has ended after you have stated that Gragn Muhammad is “one of the unifiers of the region,” which he had never been.

You should understand my view on Islam and Arab-Muslims has always been negative, and if you are on their side, go to the jungle and join the wild animals – the OlF – and secede from Ethiopia with all your Muslim brothers and sisters. To tell you the truth, I don’t hate Muslims, but I abhor their false Islam and their Sharia law with all its Jihadists and pagan rituals.

I don’t care about unity or self-determination; what I care most is about Christianity that you are trying to destroy with your false propaganda for unity or self-determination. I care about the Ethiopian Christians who are outnumbered by the new comers from Mecca as refugees, and all a sudden they have covered the entire regions of my country, thanks to the Saudi Arabia’s petro dollar. Muslim Mosques are now outnumbering the Christian Churches; their Imams and Mullahs are outnumbering the Christian clergies; nowadays in Ethiopia, one rarely sees the Christian cross except the moon-shaped Muslim Crescents all over the buildings.

In this world, there are about 32 Islamic states, and if something bad happens in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Arab-Muslims can easily go to one of these states, but the Ethiopian Christians have no place to go. This is my main concern if you understand me but I know you can’t grasp such complicated issues because you are completely blown away by equal rights, human rights, and self-determination.

Go away from me; I don’t want to see you again!


You are following me like Muhammad’s jinn to tell me repeatedly that your master Gragn Muhammad is “one of the unifier of the region.”

I have no problem with the professor; you are my problem with no respect to the Ethiopian Christians who lost so many properties and human lives to your friend Gragn Muhammad.

You always reject the fact, and you have a big problem to distinguish between opinions and facts; the fact is that Gragn Muhammad tried to unify Ethiopian Arab-Muslims to deracinate the indigenous Ethiopian Christians, and he was the first Jihadist Muslim to have terrorized the whole Ethiopian Christian communities.

My first hatred to Islam started when I visited one monastery in Ethiopia and asked one Church father for a certain book, but he told me that book was not anymore there. When I asked him why the book was not there, his answer was obvious that Gragn Muhammad had burnet it with many other valuable books.

My second hatred to Islam started after I read Quran and Hadith – the two important Islamic religious books compiled in Baghdad, Iraq, about 130 years later after the death of Muhammad. Muhammad himself didn’t leave any written documents about his revelations, and the people who were with him had also passed away, so after so many years after Muhammad’s death, some hanifs (religious leaders) started collecting Muhammad’s sayings from some people’s memories, so they created the Quran and Hadith that have so many discrepancies because of the memory laps of some people. No wonder why these two books contradict each other because they were written down from some people’s memories.

After you have read the following statements, it is up to you to judge who Muhammad was: Muslim:C14B39N6759 “Aisha, the wife of Allah’s Apostle, reported: ‘Allah’s Messenger left my apartment during the night. Then he came and he saw me in an agitated state.’ He said: “Aisha, what has happened to you? Do you feel jealous?” I said: “How can it be that a girl like me would not feel jealous in regard to a husband like you? Thereupon Allah’s Messenger said: “It is your devil who has come to you.” I said: “Allah’s Messenger, is there a devil with me?” He said: “Yes.” I said: “Is there a devil attached to everyone?” He said: “Yes.” I said: “Allah’s Messenger, is there a devil attached to you also?” He said: “Yes."‘”

Bukhari:V2B21N245 “A person slept in and missed the morning prayer. So the Prophet said, ‘Satan urinated in his ears.’” Bukhari:V4B54N494 “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘When the upper edge of the sun appears in the morning, don’t perform a prayer till it has risen. When the lower edge of the sun sets, don’t perform a prayer till it has set, for the sun rises between two sides of the Satan’s head.’” Bukhari:V4B54N509 “The Prophet said, ‘Yawning is from Satan and if anyone of you yawns, he should check his yawning….”


You wrote for the third time: “Gragn Muhammad is the unifier of the region.”

You are making the Ethiopian Christians’ number one enemy, Gragn Muhammad, your number one friend. In this case, Mussolini is also your second friend, and Meles Zenawi your third friend. Finally, all Ethiopian enemies, such as Egypt, Turkey, and Sudan are your best friends.

How many times do you have to repeat Gragn Muhammad’s name? Muslims like to recite Quran now and then, and, in this case, your Quran is Gragn Muhammad, and you can recite him everyday if you want too.

Gragn Muhammad’s story does not end here; it will continue until all his followers are completely destroyed by the coalition of the Christian powers.

When you say: “Gragn Muhammad is the unifier of the region,” which region are you talking about, the Kenyan region, the Somali region, the Eritrean region, the Sudan region? You are the most confused and lost person who writes the same phrase again and again, and again. Be specific and clear.


I have already told you I am done with the professor’s article. I have also made it clear I am pro-unity and have given my reasons in my previous comments.

Dear confused abc-hahu, I live in the United States and I don’t know what region you are talking about. Why don’t you name the region, and why are you ashamed of naming that particular region? As far as there is an intruder like you in this web site, there will be no healthy discussion.

By the way, do you have the portrait of Gragn Muhammad in your house? I’m sure you do. If I see it, I will spit on it, or pulverize it into ashes.

You wished happy Ramadan for the Muslims faithful without understanding the history of Ramadan.

Before Muhammad was born, there were five pagan rituals in Mecca where Qusayy, the most respected Arab poet lived. He was one of the worshipers of the Mecca idols, and the names of some of these idols were: Hubal, Allah, Al-Lat, Manat, and A-Uzza. Qusayy’s favorite idol among these idols was allah, and for those who worshiped allah, Qusayy created five rituals to be performed in front of allah. The five rituals were: allah, prayer, religious tax, or zakat, hajj pilgrimage, and holy month of Ramadhan and Tahnnuth-fasting.

Today’s Muslims call these five pagan rituals: “The Five Pillars.”

Food for thought:

When Muhammad wanted more women, Allah said: “You may have whomever you desire; there is no blames/” (Quran 33:51)

If you have a wife, be careful not to adhere to Muhammad’s rule of whom one of his 66 wives, Maymuna said: “The messenger of Allah used to have sexual intercourse with me during my menstrual period, while a piece of garment is between us.”

His child-wife, Aisha, also testified: “If any one of us was having menstrual period, Allah’s Messenger ordered her to come to him for sexual intercourse while she is on the peak of her period.”

For more information about the Prophet Muhammad’s sexual behavior, look in the Hadith of Sahih Muslim, Vol. I, p. 590.

Happy Filseta Day for all the Ethiopian Orthodox Christians!


I have never seen such a hard-headed, ignoramus, absurd, and hypochondriac person like you on this web site of ours.

You are now exhibiting your true color – Islam – the worst religion ever invented by a false prophet on this planet earth.

When your argument about your great, great, great, and great grandfather, the Jihadist, Gragn Muhammad ended in a complete fiasco, you are now turning the discussion to the United States President, Barak Obama, to defend you, assuming he has some Muslim members in his family; however, the fact remains that Barack Obama is a Christian and believes that Jesus Christ, the only savior of the world, is the Son of God. Barack Obama is not Gragn Muhammad, the Jihadist, the destroyer of thousands of Christian Churches and the offspring of the terrorist, the rapist, and the false prophet Muhammad who lied that he had ascended into heaven.

This is what the great Muslim scholar, Bukhari in the Hadith had to say: “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘On the night of my Ascension to Heaven, I saw Moses who was a thin person, looking one of the men of the tribe of Shanua; and I saw Jesus with a red face as if he had just come out of a bathroom. And I resemble Abraham more than any of his offspring.’” (V4B55N607) I’m sure; when the Jews and the Christians read such deceptions, they will laugh and laugh.

For sure, Barack Obama will not defend you on such false claims; you better look to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Ali Khomeini of Iran for further help on the issue of Islam.

You wrote: “Elias, would you please post on the Front Page of ER for all to know and learn tolerance and live in peace.”

We cannot live in peace as far as Muslim Jihadists and terrorists are destroying the Christians, burning their Churches and confiscating their properties because that is what Islam teaches: violence: “Kill the Mushrikun (the Christians) whenever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush….” (Surah 9:5. Also see Surah 9:29)

Because of you and the followers of such a violent religion, we Christians always live in fear, knowing you are lying and waiting hidden somewhere for us to kill us as your religion commands you to do so, so that you could easily go to heaven.

You beg Elias Kifle to post Obama’s speech about tolerance; we Christians have been tolerant for many years; it is you, the Arab-Muslims, who have been intolerant because your religion allows you to behave that way.

12/25/12 @ 16:01
Comment from: [Member]

Ment4you arrammu qizenammu,….

HaHaHaHa!!!! You’re still hallucinating in your shithole. Ante arram qizenam gimmatam lebba.
Enatihe anten arrach. Betam gim yehonek arr. You grew up in the streets being molested, which made you to be addicted cok sucker.
Don’t blame the world, blame your momy who abandond you alone on the streets, where you grew up as a stray dog. We can’t help you.
Just stay in your stinky shithole! You stupid shithead!

12/25/12 @ 16:23
Comment from: My2cents [Visitor]

In October, 1990, the R.P.F. attacked Rwanda, demanding an end to tyranny and exclusion. The invasion came at a sensitive moment for Hutu Power: earlier in the year, Habyarimana, facing domestic political and economic crises, had adopted reforms that allowed for a host of opposition parties to spring up. For a time, the political scuffling was mostly an intra-Hutu affair, but then the R.P.F. offered Hutu Power its best weapon yet against the menace of pluralism: the unifying spectre of a common enemy. Three days after the R.P.F. attacked, the Rwandan Army staged a fake assault on Kigali, and the government, blaming infiltrators and accomplices, began arresting Tutsis and Hutu oppositionists en masse. A week later, Hutu officials in Kibilira were instructed to kill Tutsis as part of their communal work obligation; three hundred and fifty Tutsis died in what can be seen as the first massacre of the genocide. The widely circulated “Hutu Ten Commandments,” published in the newspaper Kangura shortly after the R.P.F. invasion, urged vigilance against the accomplices on all fronts—sex, business, and affairs of state. “The Hutus should stop having mercy on the Tutsis,” the eighth commandment went.

“We the people are obliged to take responsibility ourselves and wipe out this scum,” Habyarimana’s good friend Léon Mugesera explained in his celebrated 1992 speech. “No matter what you do, do not let them get away.” Invoking the Hamitic hypothesis that Tutsis came from Ethiopia, Mugesera advised that they should be sent back there, by way of the Nyabarongo River, which ultimately feeds into the Nile. His message was understood; last year, tens of thousands of dead Tutsis were dumped in Rwanda’s rivers.

Genesis identifies the first murder as a fratricide. The motive is political—the elimination of a perceived rival. When God asks what happened, Cain offers his notoriously guileless lie: “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” The shock in the story is not the murder, which begins and ends in one sentence, but Cain’s shamelessness and the leniency of God’s punishment. For killing his brother, Cain is condemned to a life as “a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.” When he protests, “Whoever finds me will slay me,” God says, “Not so! If any one slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” Quite literally, Cain gets away with murder; he even receives special protection. As the legend indicates, this blood-revenge model of justice was not viable. People soon became so craven that “the earth was filled with violence,” and God regretted his creation so much that he erased it with a flood. In the new age that followed, law would eventually emerge as the principle of social order. But that was many fratricidal struggles later.


12/26/12 @ 00:11
Comment from: solo [Visitor]

hey ethiopians it’s time to fight tegere colonizers…it’s not the time to write comments

VIVA G7 the only way to be free from apartheid

12/26/12 @ 04:17
Comment from: Tazabi [Visitor]

At the moment,the cost of living in Ethiopia is very high even for those that are getting paid in $, let alone in Birr. Most of the locals are facing a dire situation.

Does anyone think that ment4you,addis zemen,Assta B. Gettu and abchahu have not emotionally developed beyond the age of 10 ? Just asking :)

12/26/12 @ 13:48
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

addis zemen

the fake Ethiopian Amara
aka TPLF blood suker

Get this moron!!! When I speak of Ethiopia it is my Ethiopia FOR, BY and TO Ethiopians NOT the Ethiopia of TPLF pretenders like you, traitors and TPLF blood sucker mafias

Not shedding crocodile tears let blood come out of your eyes and ears, no one will be fooled to believe you that you are an Ethiopian caring for Ethiopia.

The way you treat Ethiopia is as a milking cow for money and wealth. A killing ground and selling of resources and assents to foreigners for profit.
That will end soon.

There is huge difference between genuine Ethiopians and TPLF pretenders like you and the rest of TPLF/EPRDF thugs who would want to keep EPRDF the blood sucker regime in power.

Time and God is not on your side. Just few months ago you lost , Meles the one and only man TPLF leader and the fake TPLF tagay pope, Paulos the two blood sucker evils.

Now your TPLF mafia bodies are found in a panic mode. Problems are arising around them from every direction and they don’t know what to do, who to trust and they are fighting with each other . Azeb is angry because she was forced out of the palace she hoped will not leave until she dies. Power transfer or election was not on her agenda. Now she is plotting against those TPLF looters who took her looting positions.

12/26/12 @ 16:24
Comment from: [Member]

Tulu tultulaw proud EriTrean ginbot7 luutty,…

Are you still in that self-induced comma out of touch from reality fantasy. No matter how hard you cry, there is nothing you can do to stop our progress and developmental endeavor.
Stop the water works dude! Isn’t that too long to cry BEKA BEKA, for the last 21 years.
I gues its time for us to take action on you stupid few diaspora crybabies FOOLS & IDIOTS insignificant dumbasses. As long as you refuse to smell the coffee and refuse to wake up from that fake comma, we will shove down in your throat that bitter pill called reality. Then only then, you will know who your dady is.
Lij wotet begid endemigat, guroroachihun anqen enegetachihualen!! Yane begid ewnetu yewatilachihu yehonal.

12/26/12 @ 18:07
Comment from: [Member]

Thank you professor Alemayehu.
As usual you inform us with the everyday situation from our homeland.
We should all be awaken by the information rendered to us by the good professor.
Of course our people are stiffled by the “Maggots” at the helm.
There is no denying the atrocity carried day in day out.
Only time will tell it when one day it is registered in the “Sacred Ethiopian history".
***To ment4you***
I thank you for rightly naming this “Baboon"/addis Zefet from the arid land.
when you called him “Gay Shabian” It is a befitting name.

12/27/12 @ 11:37
Comment from: [Member]

Mesfin B!tchy a ginbot7 luutty,…

HaHaHaHa!!!! Are you still alive? Nice to see you again crying and crippled on your wheel chair. I would have liked it if some body push you down in your sanfransisco neighborhood hills, making sure you end up drowning in the ocean. That’s my new year’s wish. Ante aroge wusha, lela minim tiqim yelelehe shekim nehe. Ethiopia wist ande neger betegeneba qutir beqinat eyarerek kemiteseqay, rasehin seqilehe mut. Ya bicha new yemiyawtahe.
You cannot do anything to disrupt our transformation and developmental progress. God is on our side! You all losers, the FOOLS & IDIOTS of diaspora, the few insignificant crybabies, eat your hearts out!!

12/27/12 @ 12:58
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

addis zemen
aka the Wicked TPLF prostitute

You have won the ignorant TPLF prostitute award of the year.

Your are being challenged right and left and you presented no substance but the same old slurs and ignorance. As TPLF/Woyane representative this is typical of TPLF and that is all you can do. What a waste!!! Ethiopia has fallen victim for 21 years for people like you.

Your fate and effort to divide Ethiopians by calling on the Diaspora, vs. those residing in Ethiopia, Tigres against Amaras, Oromos, Gurages, Gambellas and so on has kept building more demand for a change in leadership and new election. Your ignorant tactic is working against EPRDF and ignorant people like you.

Cry out, moan and sob until blood comes out from your evil eyes against the unity of the Diaspora. Your attempt is dead on arrival.

The Diaspora and those in living in Ethiopia are intelligent Ethiopians. They will not fall prey to TPLF stupid backward agenda.

We will never be divided by ignorant selfish TPLF cadres who cares for no one but for their selfish interest.
What ever Meles did to divide Ethiopians and sell land to foreigners will be reversed back with more improvement to where it was prior to 1991.

12/27/12 @ 16:00
Comment from: [Member]

Tulu tultulaw the ginbot7 luutty,…

HaHaHaHa!! Okeeee.. you’re getting warmer, closer to the truth, the truth behind your agenda. That’s what I’m saying! All your intentions, all your cry, and all this beka beka, is about bringing the country back to the past regime as you put it “reversed back to prior 1991….” aye anchi yedergue buchila! Aye anchi abyot tabaqi, tera wotader eshetu, sintun wotat be qey shiber cheresehe, ahunim wedehuala litigotiten tifeligalehe.
Well, thank God! You’re just a wounded old dog who cannot do anything but bark in pain where ever you’re incarcerated. Ethiopia is some light years away from your decayed mentality.
We are glad all those crybabies, the FOOLS & IDIOTS of diaspora, the few insignificant losers, barking day & night, trying to discredit our govt are the same toothless old dogs, hopeless dumbasses who has nothing to do with modern day Ethiopia. They’re already thrown in the trash bin of history, and Ethiopia is progressing forward in a speed of light never to look back!!!!

12/27/12 @ 16:29
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

Addis semen

Aka TPLF prostitute

Yes, Once your divisive banda Woyane regime is ousted it will be replaced by a legitimate government that promotes unity, freedom of speech, freedom of land, business ownership, and prosperity.

A government like those previous ones that allows people to do the following:
speak any language they want
No more forcing my people to speak languages that will separate them from the rest of Ethiopians in the name of freedom while encouraging Tigrayns to learn Amarigna.

live freely where ever they want.
No more forcing my people to confine in ethnic zones
A Government will no longer own people’s land and business.
longer lawless and robber Government .
No more silencing and murdering innocent people for speaking out against government.

A government that served citizens not serving its cronies and cadres

Then Ethiopia will be big, united and strong.
Ethiopia for, by, and to Ethiopia.

Not Ethiopia to TPLF goons and foreigners.

Ginbot 7 is a very popular organization among Ethiopians because it equally represents all Ethiopians unlike TPLF that is hustling and robbing Ethiopians to serve its one ethnic minority groups

My people and me prefer any group over Woyaen thieves. Woyanes have proven to be the thieves of the century and anti unity.

12/28/12 @ 16:38
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]

Adgi ,the Shabyan Ass Hole ,Agazi Lole Ye Amice Kerit ,LEKAMMI BANDA !!!The ways things are getting against your Agazi-Amice Masters .We will soon see if God is really on
yours and your Bandit Bros side …LOL !!!! “Ayenega Meslewat Setabokka Aderetch..” ,that’s all you are KEFTAFF ,LEFFAFFI BANDA !!!!

12/29/12 @ 12:09
Comment from: sf [Visitor]

@dagme [Visitor]
“ስራ ያጣው ኣለማርያም ይህን ያፅፋል፣ ስራ ያጣነው እኛ ይህ እናነባለን፤፤”
What is your message mr.Cadre dagme?
Who ask you to read or comment about our prof. Al.
If you do not want to read, do not read. But as a Cadre do not give us order not to read.
We read b/c we want to have a clear idea about any thing under the sun!!!
Poor Cadre, reading is the best solution to be active in any subject. That is why most of TPLF Cadres are in de darkness!!!

12/29/12 @ 14:18
Comment from: Loongalee [Visitor]

There are lies in the document presented by Al and there are more lies by the comments posted.Ethiopians were not christians centuries ago. They were not muslims at the same time. These religions came from Egypt as for Christianity and Saudi as for Islam. Who gave Ethiopia to christians to alienate other religions?

12/30/12 @ 13:04
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
Assta B. Gettu

Loongalee (visitor),

You are wrong!

Christianity didn’t come from Egypt to Ethiopia: Christianity is a homegrown phenomenon. You must read Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 8, verses 26-40. On the other hand, Islam is a new product sent from Mecca to Ethiopia when few persecuted Muslims came to the Christian land of Ethiopia for their safety and protection. The name Saudi Arabia didn’t exist in those days.

Anything that comes from the Holy Spirit is not imported: it is received, and it is a free gift.

According to Acts, the Ethiopian man, a very trust worthy person to the Queen of Ethiopia, went to Jerusalem to worship God, and as he was coming out from Jerusalem and on his way home, he was sitting in his chariot and reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. Immediately, the Holy Spirit told Philip the Evangelist to meet the Ethiopian man. Philip met the Ethiopian man and explained to the Ethiopian man the passage the Ethiopian man had been reading; Philip further described the good news about Jesus and how the passage the Ethiopian man had been reading was related to Jesus’ sufferings on the Cross.

As two of them were traveling together on the same chariot, the Ethiopian man ordered to stop the chariot near some water and asked the following question: “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” Then Philip baptized the Ethiopian man, and suddenly Philip disappeared from the sight. The Holy Spirit took him away to another place.

Philip didn’t ask the Ethiopian man to be baptized; the Ethiopian man willingly wanted to be baptized, and he was baptized. It was the Holy Spirit who ordered Philip to meet that Ethiopian man; therefore, the baptism of the Ethiopian man is from the Holy Spirit, using Philip the Evangelist as his instrument.

Hence, the Holy Spirit brought Christianity to Ethiopia through the Ethiopian man; in this case, Christianity was not imported from Jerusalem to Ethiopia. Christianity came to Ethiopia through the Holy Spirit. No foreign person introduced Christianity to the Ethiopian people: it was the Holy Spirit through the Ethiopian man who introduced Christianity to Ethiopia.

12/31/12 @ 10:39
Comment from: HagereEthiopia [Visitor]

Actually this dude Al, is a lot more aware than I thought him to be. In fact, he does not just write but understands what about, has a point.. unlike some of you AZ and sorts.
I found his writing very connected to facts on the ground and based on reports on which nations who give us $$s.. evaluate our dictators. I call them dictators because they do not lead but impose their will on the masses aided by the few who support them. They own the military, the police and the judges. They can shut down, at a whim, not only News papers but people’s lives as well

Below is the central point of the Arab spring, soon to follow the African Hurricane if dictators do not stop.

“Those who make peaceful change impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” JFK

01/01/13 @ 20:40
Comment from: HagereEthiopia [Visitor]

stopzhypocracy [Visitor]
I don’t even bother reading anything this man writes anymore.
** Sure, its your right.

The dude is not talking about fixing any thing or solve all of Ethiopians social ills, that is not what he is says. You may want to read it again. Simply though, he is saying FREEDOM.

I do not believe what he believes but I know what he is saying is true and based on fact. In simple terms he is saying what has been true for ages. Change or you will be changed. As stated by a legend, “Tyrants may feel invincible for a time but they will always fail.”

There can not be stability without democratic rights. Economic growth needs independent forces, like free news media not influenced by the government like ETV, to keep tab on it, it needs the people to be able to speak up when they see wrong without fear of persecution, it needs the people to be able to question their government, above all it needs to have the people elect their leaders or it will lead to unrest. He is saying one must have his rights respected along with the so called 11% growth so that one can share the benefits or it will be just the dictators and their cliques, like woyane and co, who get rich .

You said “When you have economically sound country you will have a greater social harmony..”

So, in other words kill or jail anyone who says respect my democratic rights? Is that it? Do you even know what the difference is between Economic growth under tyranny and Democracy? Do you know Democracy does not belong to the West and what you see @"the fiscal cliff” is democracy at work, dude. What leads to greater freedom? Democracy or Economic growth?

You are talking like Reagan’s trickle down economics? But you can not have trickle down Democracy. It does not work like that. It may be what you like but what if it is not what I like? My belief is economic growth and freedom go hand in hand and it is up to the governors to make sure I have it.

Without freedom there will be no stability, no stability no economic growth. No equality, no Democracy, no freedom.. no Economic growth. See how it all goes in circles, how one depends on the other? If there is no democracy, the few will not only rob the people of their freedom, but the nation of its wealth. That is the point here. And of course sharing power mixing it up a bit. All Ethiopians and not only Tigrians should hold high posts in government. It is simple as that really.

01/01/13 @ 21:30



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