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05/21/12

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Ethiopia: The Bedtime Stories of Meles Zenawi

Ethiopia: The Bedtime Stories of Meles Zenawi

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

At the “World Economic Forum Meeting” in Ethiopia last week, dictator Meles Zenawi lectured:
…. My view is that there is no direct relationship between economic growth and democracy historically or theoretically. But my view is that democracy is a good thing in and of itself irrespective of its impact on economic growth. And my view is that in Africa most of our countries are extremely diverse, that may be the only possibility, the only option of keeping relationships within nations sane. Democracy may be the only viable option for keeping these diverse nations together. Sowe need to democratize but not in order to grow. We need to democratize in order to survive as united sane nations. That’s my view. But I don’t believe in this nighttime, you know, bedtime stories and contrived arguments linking economic growth with democracy. There is no basis for it in history and in my view no basis for it it in economics. And there is no need to have this contrived argument because the case for democracy and can stand and shine on its own…

While visiting Ghana in 2009, President Obama told the following “contrived bedtime story linking economic growth with democracy” to Africans:
Development depends on good governance. History offers a clear verdict: Governments that respect the will of their own people, that govern by consent and not coercion, are more prosperous, they are more stable, and more successful than governments that do not. No country is going to create wealth if its leaders exploit the economy to enrich themselves. No person wants to live in a society where the rule of law gives way to the rule of brutality and bribery. That is not democracy, that is tyranny. And now is the time for that style of governance to end…. In the 21st century, capable, reliable, and transparent institutions are the key to success — strong parliaments; honest police forces; independent judges; an independent press; a vibrant private sector; a civil society. Those are the things that give life to democracy, because that is what matters in people’s everyday lives…. History is on the side of these brave Africans, not with those who use coups or change constitutions to stay in power. Africa doesn’t need strongmen, it needs strong institutions. With better governance, I have no doubt that Africa holds the promise of a broader base of prosperity….

My Favorite Bedtime Stories

I enjoy bedtime stories as much as the next guy. My favorite is "Pinocchio in Africa". The wooden puppet wanted to become a human boy but could not stop telling lies and tall tales. Whenever Pinocchio lied, his nose grew longer.
I like the story of “Puff the Magic Dragon and the Land of Living Lies”. Puff took a little girl called Sandy, who lies a lot, to the Land of the Living Lies where honesty and truthfulness are prosecuted. She meets the famous fibbers Pinocchio and the boy who cried wolf; and saw the famous purple cow that no one has ever seen and a pink elephant.

I also enjoy the morality tales of Aesop, the ancient Ethiopian storyteller. Once upon a time there was a wolf who schemed to snatch sheep grazing in the pasture, but could not because the shepherd was vigilant. One day the wolf found the shorn skin of a sheep and dressed himself in it and joined the flock. Soon he began dining on the sheep one by one until he was discovered by the shepherd. That was the end of the wolf; he could no longer steal, kill and eat the sheep.

George Orwell’s allegorical stories of doubletalk and doublespeak told in “political language” are rather delightful because they “make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” So, “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” George could have added, “dictatorship is democracy. Tyranny is liberty. Poverty is wealth. Famine is plenty. Censorship is press freedom. Brutality is civility. Mendacity is veracity. Opacity is clarity. Shadow is reality. Depravity is morality and greed is good.”
Oh, Yes! I like children’s rhymes too:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall….
Sane Nations, Insane Dictators and Democrazy
Zenawi said “democracy is the only option of keeping relationships within nations sane”. Here are some true stories of democrazy from the Land of Living Lies:
Freedom House/U.S. State Department (2010)
In April 2008 local elections were held throughout Ethiopia. Freedom House and USDoS report that opposition candidates were subjected to intimidation and arrest by the government prior to the elections making it difficult for them to compete, leading to the opposition boycotting the elections and resulting in a massive victory for government supporters. The ruling party won 99% of the more than three million seats contested.
World Bank (2012)

The May 2010 parliamentary elections resulted in a 99.6 percent victory for the ruling EPRDF and its allies,reducing the opposition from 174 to only two seats in the 547 member lower house… Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Sub-Saharan... At US$390, Ethiopia's per capita income is much lower than the Sub-Saharan African average of US$1,165 in FY 2010, ranking it as the sixth poorest country in the world.
Amnesty International (2009)

The Ethiopian parliament has adopted a potentially repressive new law which could criminalise the human rights activities of both foreign and domestic non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The Charities and Societies Proclamation law (2009) is designed to strictly control and monitor civil society in an atmosphere of intolerance of the work of human rights defenders and civil society organisations. The law's repressive provisions are believed to be an attempt by the Ethiopian government to conceal human rights violations, stifle critics and prevent public protest of its actions ahead of expected elections in 2010.
Human Rights Watch (2010)

Ethiopia’s citizens are unable to speak freely, organize political activities, and challenge their government’s policies—through peaceful protest, voting, or publishing their views—without fear of reprisal. Democracy’s technical framework will remain a deceptive and hollow façade so long as Ethiopia’s institutions lack independence from the ruling party and there is no accountability for abuses by state officials.
Global Financial Integrity/Wall Street Journal (2011)

Ethiopia lost $11.7 billion to outflows of ill-gotten gains between 2000 and 2009. That’s a lot of money to lose to corruption for a country that has a per-capita GDP of just $365. In 2009, illicit money leaving the country totaled $3.26 billion, double the amount in each of the two previous years. The capital flight is also disturbing because the country received $829 million in development aid in 2008. Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries on earth as 38.9% of Ethiopians live in poverty, and life expectancy in 2009 was just 58 years. The people of Ethiopia are being bled dry. No matter how hard they try to fight their way out of absolute destitution and poverty, they will be swimming upstream against the current of illicit capital leakage.
Committee to Protect Journalist (2011)

Ethiopia trails only Eritrea as the foremost jailer of journalists in Africa. Ethiopia's repression of the independent press has also driven into exile the largest number of journalists in the world. Yet Zenawi told Aftenposten [Norwegian paper] that ‘We have reached a very advanced stage of rule of law and respect for human rights. Fundamentally, this is a country where democratic rights of people are respected.’
Human Rights Watch (2011)

The Ethiopian government is exploiting its vaguely worded anti-terror law to crush peaceful dissent. The anti-terror law itself is a huge problem. The international community, especially the European Union, United States, and United Kingdom, should ask the Ethiopian government hard questions about why it is using this law to crack down on peaceful independent voices.

Committee Statement of Congressman Donald Payne (2007)
H.R. 2003 (Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007, sponsored by Cong. Payne passed the U.S. House of Representatives on October 2, 2007) requires the secretary of state to support human rights by establishing a mechanism to provide funds to local human rights organizations. The bill supports democratization by directing assistance to strengthen democratic processes, prohibits non-humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia if the ruling party obstructs United States efforts to provide human rights, fosters accountability for the actions the Ethiopian Government has taken that undermine rule of law and fundamental political freedoms…. and holds security forces accountable for human rights abuses related to the demonstrations of 2005…

Statement of U.S. Senators Russ Feingold and Patrick Leahy on Senate Bill 3457 (2008)
Mr. FEINGOLD. Mr. President, today I am pleased to introduce the Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Ethiopia Act of 2008. Senator LEAHY joins me as an original cosponsor. The purpose of this bill is to reaffirm policy objectives towards Ethiopia and encourage greater commitment to the underpinnings of a true democracy--an independent judiciary and the rule of law, respect for human and political rights, and an end to restrictions on the media and non-governmental organizations…. As we turn a blind eye to the escalating political tensions, people are being thrown in jail without justification and non-government organizations are being restricted, while civilians are dying unnecessarily in the Ogaden region--just like so many before them in Oromiya, Amhara, and Gambella….
2010 European Union Election Observer Commission Report on May 2010 Election

The separation between the ruling party and the public administration was blurred at the local level in many parts of the country. The EU EOM directly observed cases of misuse of state resources in the ruling party's campaign activities. The ruling party and its partner parties won 544 of the 547 seats to the House of Peoples Representatives and all but four of the 1,904 seats in the State Councils…. As a result, the electoral process fell short of international commitments for elections, notably regarding the transparency of the process and the lack of a level playing field for all contesting parties.

Zenawi’s response to the 2010 European Union Election Observer Commission Report:
The EU report is trash that deserves to be thrown in the garbage. The report is not about our election. It is just the view of some Western neo-liberals who are unhappy about the strength of the ruling party. Anybody who has paper and ink can scribble whatever they want.

Such are the nightmarish bedtime stories of Meles Zenawi’s Democrazy in Ethiopia!
Amharic translations of recent commentaries by the author may be found at: http://www.ecadforum.com/Amharic/archives/category/al-mariam-amharic

http://ethioforum.org/?cat=24
Previous commentaries by the author are available at: http://open.salon.com/blog/almariam/ and www.huffingtonpost.com/alemayehu-g-mariam/

25 comments

Comment from: Favioli [Visitor]
Favioli

Yetemwazeze mozazaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05/21/12 @ 02:28
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

There’s “NOTHING” new on this criminal conception concerning the
links between “Economic Grow” and “democracy” .He was at this meeting in the name of his Tyrant colleagues inviting the G8 countries
with his evil motto “GIVE US THE MONEY BUT LET US LOOT WHATEVER WE WANT ” .By the way who really paye the bills ,there is a rapport telling that each G8 country leader
has spent more than 200 million dollars but what about these Three guys
attending the Summit !!!!Certainly not Mr Obama nor the National Treasury!!!!

05/21/12 @ 04:56
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

What’s really laughable is the Ignorancy of the actual administration concerning the African
Peoples realities .A Tyrant representing a country into which 90% of the peoples are starving is praised for his so called great contribution on resolving food crisis!!!!Maybe the American Diplomats in Addis have told Obama that the way that peoples in the capital city do not eat even once a
day is because they willingly want to be in diet !!!And the poor children in the street of Addis are
simply here just for an entertainement .Next time maybe we will see Mr Obama arguing as did his
predecessors ,that “DEMOCRACY IS A
LEISURY THAT COULD NOT AFFORD AFRICAN
PEOPLES!!!” .As said a former French
President praising the then Ivory Coastian Despot ,Hupheit Boigny !!!!

05/21/12 @ 05:11
Comment from: teshome [Visitor]
teshome

Mad dog is barking.

05/21/12 @ 05:18
Comment from: workamaw [Visitor]
workamaw

What more evidence is necesary to prove the the ultimate dicatorship of Meles Zenawi than his audacity to lecture democratically elected world leaders about the absence of relationship between democracy and economic growth? The dud has lost his sanity completely, if he had one before. Before it is too late, We have to wake up and save our nation from being pushed to the deepest abyss by its ultimate enemies with Ethiopian skin.

05/21/12 @ 05:34
Comment from: Sealskin [Visitor]
Sealskin

You should visit the p.M. in person I am sure you will have change of heart. Meles is a nice person please pray for him God Bless you.

05/21/12 @ 05:52
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

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05/21/12 @ 06:54
Comment from: Hacknyman [Visitor]
Hacknyman

I can see why Meles Zenawe thinks Ethiopia doesn’t need democracy. The Obama government is donating close to 3bm a year, but never questioned him about democracy. On world economy forum in Addis, Meles tells about his view to the ex prime minister Gordon Brown who is sitting right next to him, telling him that there is no direct relation between economic growth and democracy historically and theoretically. I was gobsmacked not to see substantial response for that from Gordon, because he is the one who give away the 331million per a year of British tax payer money for Ethiopian growth and transformation. I think Meles has to re-think his funny ideology of understanding democracy& economy growth.
The old soviet union used to be one powerful nation after America they have the best education ,health care, highly educated nations, advanced in technology, good rood ,bridge, hydroelectric dam ppl eat food … lets say the grows is fine for communist country . But one big thing is missing. That is DEMOCRACY. Ppl.are not very happy and there is no media freedom, no freedom of speech so on & on…they deposed the dictator Marxist government.
So what Meles learn from history, dictatorial government who stifle the nations with fake election, no freedom of speech, no free media but only economy growth can’t go far enough they eventually get deposed like all dictators in the world.
Ppl I know nothing about politics. I fell I need to say something about the so called Ethiopian leader Meles. He is a disgrace. OK, enough for today time to go back to taxi work

05/21/12 @ 07:07
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  
addiszemen

The angry and defeated loosers, who have no place in modern day Ethiopia, tried to make noise last weekend.
They huffed and puffed, thanks to the western world Democracy, it is a place where all kinds of people can shout, cry, dance, celebrate, etcetra…almost nothing is impossible.
We saw Wall street occupiers, anti NATO demonstration, and the angry, defeated, kicked out, and jealous crybabies so called Ethiopians, but who have nothing to do with Ethiopia, but want to share all the credits of success by our progressive govt EPRDF.
In today’s Ethiopia what you see is what you get. A real democracy, which grants all people nations and nationalities who were forgotten and left for dead in previous govts, to have their say and rights. That’s how you can moblize Ethiopians as one nation to work for the common goal of eradicating poverty.
That’s why you cannot tell them what to do or push them around anymore. Their eyes are open, they’ve seen the truth. What it means to unite based on a mutual respect without any kinds of descrimnation, be it religious, ethnicity, etc…
Most of all Ethiopians know who their enemies are. the diaspora wanna be Ethiopian opposition group have shown their true colors of their devilish self time and again. The more they open their mouth, the clearer their motives of distrauction and distablization agenda to be seen. All the opposition want is not the better of the country, but only a donkey philosophy of if we can’t have it, let’s destroy it.
One thing these loosers in the diaspora should know, Ethiopians have paid a lot of sacrifieces to be where we are now, a free, democratic, peaceful and progressive developmental nation. And they will do anything to protect all these and continue growing together. You people in the west 10,000 miles away cannot tell Ethiopians “WE DON’T NEED FOOD, WE NEED FREEDOM". Keep your artificial and fake freedom for yourselves!!

“Qimen behodd yezo metareq,
Yeqerta argu eyalu meraqeq,
Agul new kentu mebeshasheq”
Taken from Tilahun Gesese song.

05/21/12 @ 08:15
Comment from: babile [Visitor]
babile

The Bedtime Stories of Alemayehu G. Mariam
But my view is that disturbance is a good thing in and of itself irrespective of its impact on Ethiopian economic growth. And my view is that in Africa most of our countries are extremely diverse, that may be the only possibility, the only option of keeping relationships within nations sane. Disturbance may be the only viable option for keeping these diverse nations separate. So we need to disturb but not in order to grow; but to grow poor. We need to disturb in order to survive as splitter sane nations. That’s my view. But I don’t believe in this night-mares, you know, bedtime stories and contrived arguments linking disturbing back moving economic growth with disturbance. There is no basis for it in Alemayehu G. Mariam’s fabricated history and in my view there is no basis for it in economics. And there is no need to have this contrived argument because the case for disturbance can stand and shine on its own…

05/21/12 @ 09:37
Comment from: Dongiso [Visitor]
Dongiso

“There is no benevolent dictator. The only good dictator is a dead dictator”.
George Ayite

The Merriam dictionary defines a dictator as, “canny, manipulative, deceptive, looter, and killer who comities any crime to stay in power.” The dictionary further states a dictator as sadistic and narcissist who looks like a human being from outside but a devil from inside. Most of them look like human beings but some of them look like monkeys or even frogs. The examples given for dictators include Menegistu Hilemariam, Colonel Gadafi, and the self-appointed crime minister of Ethiopia Meles Setanawi. The end of dictators is almost always a tragedy. Some of them get killed by their own body guards. Some commit suicide. And some others are paraded by the people in the streets. And a few others ended up in Haige. And still a few get humiliated in front of the whole world before they are caught alive to face justice for their crimes against humanity. The common trait of all dictators is that they will never learn from others. They think they are untouchable but when the end comes they would be pulled out of the rat holes, dragged in the street, sodomized, and humiliated in front of the whole world. In his recent trip to US, the deceptive and manipulative Meles Setanawi met with a powerful blow in front of the leader of the free world by Abebe Gelawi. Abebe EXPOSED one of the worst mass murders Ethiopia ever seen to the entire world. Abebe told the naked truth to the whole world who Melese Setanwi is. The 96.6% election victory was nothing but a shame. Melese Setnawi does nor represent the people of Ethiopia, and he is at the meeting representing TPLF, one of the worst mafia organizations the world ever seen. The proof was the act of one of the body guards of the ‘belese’ infested mafia that threatened Abebe. TPLF as a mercenary organization does not know anything other than destroying bridges, looting, killing, intimidation, and mass murder. Thanks to the courage of Abebe the whole world knows, as given as a good example in the dictionary, who Melese Setanawi and his TPLF. Viva Abebe Gelawe.

05/21/12 @ 10:53
Comment from: belew [Visitor]
belew

Thank you professor. Look at the picture above he looks like ej kefinj yeteyaze leba kkkkkk

05/21/12 @ 11:45
Comment from: Minyaregal [Visitor]
Minyaregal

Thanks Professor Al!

You have such a huge talent, and I hope it won’t be long before Ethiopians got rid of these Woyanes and your talent is put to Ethiopia’s service to the fullest!

For Meles democracy is a “bed time story.” What a shame on a leader who utters such nonsense.

There is nothing worse than an ignorant leader who is also powerful and who doesn’t know what he is talking about, a leader who is steep with arrogance, false ego, and self-importance!

He doesn’t realize how foolish and insane he sounds, branding the wishes of billions of humanity, “DEMOCRACY,” as a mere “bedtime story"!

But Woyanes and their leader never won or will win legitimacy among Ethiopians, and what we hear from Meles is the anguish of someone seeking fame elesewhere that he was denied locally.

The best slogan summarizing 20-year Woyane rule these days:

“San-felig-achew haya Ametachew”

Woyane rules Ethiopia all these 20 years by the barrel of the gun!

But such tactics are destined to backfire.

You can’t supress humans all the time, because humans find a way to free themselves, even if this effort at times looks a bit slow!

Woyane should seriously consider genuine power sharing with Ethiopians in a democratic environment!

We have no respect for Meles and whatever his efforts to be popular, Ethiopans find Meles as the guy who committed treason against Ethiopia: he made us land-locked, he stole the genuine 2005 election, and in 2010 he claimed he won 99.6% of the vote!

All three major crimes committed by Meles and Woyane!

All these are insults to the intelligence of the Ethiopian people!

Woyane shall never win the hearts and minds of Ethiopians!

05/21/12 @ 12:07
Comment from: Chebude [Visitor]
Chebude

Lij Alemayehu, as always your writings are too fiction-filled, too much talk; and without any substance. Are you sure you are a full time tenur holding professor? Or are you a self-designated teacher simply misusing the title only to face-lift yourself among the Dispora Geltus?

05/21/12 @ 12:48
Comment from: rahwa [Visitor]
rahwa

My friends and I were laughing so hard. Abe shouted a couple of nonsenseand and ESAT called him gegna. They even wrote a poem for him. Aye y amra gegna. If all of you so called democracy fighter are brave like abebe gelaw, you will be rule by Tplf for 100 years.

05/21/12 @ 16:33
Comment from: tazabi [Visitor]
tazabi

Do you want to hear the real story Ar Maria?
“US president Barack Obama said farmers in Ethiopia have started to live better life following the growth of the agriculture sector of the nation.”

05/21/12 @ 16:52
Comment from: Ethiopia [Visitor]
Ethiopia

Dear sir If you were not by our side,I will be sad,what an article ,I love your point of view, GOD bless you sir. we are proud of you.

05/21/12 @ 19:35
Comment from: Heny [Visitor]
Heny

ALEMAYOH,
dO NOT COPY WHAT OUR SMART pm Meles said. Or else do not forget to quote him. Bedtime stories is Meles’word.
What a skilled plagiarist, alemahoh

05/21/12 @ 19:36
Comment from: Melo [Visitor]
Melo

Here is a bed time story,. As it was told by the crime minister of Ethiopia himself, MELES/legesse zenawi to SOME KID. It’s based on true story happening in Ethiopia right now.

MELES: there was a land far far far away from here, in a place called Gambella
SOME KID: Where is Gambella? Is it in Ethiopia?
MELES: yes, but Not for long. I am selling it to the Arabs, Indians, Turks, etc. for pennies.
SOME KID: why for pennies? I have pennies here, can I buy land too?
MELES: First, it’s not for sell for Ethiopians and second, it’s about the bigger picture kid. It’s about dismantling Ethiopia.
SOME KID: dismantling?
MELES: Never mind, I misspoke. It’s about investment.
SOME KID: is that the only investment we have in Ethiopia, i mean in that far far far away land?
MELES: no, our exports also include young women and new born babies.
SOME KID: I am a kid. Am I an export material?
MELES: To tell you the truth kid, i am working on your papers right now. It’s just not too many customers out there for a 5 or 6 years old but we are trying. As soon as we get the best deal, you will be shipped just like your sister. You are the pillar of our economy.
SOME KID: Shipped to where?
MELES: It’s a surprise.
SOME KID: yea yea yeah,.. I like surprises. Am I going to have cake too?
MELES: yes, you will have cake and I will have the dead presidents.
SOME KID: Is the Ethiopian president dead?
MELES: I wish. He is costing us arm and leg.
SOME KID: The president has no arm and leg?
MELES: Just go to bed now.
Few minutes later
SOME KID: I can’t sleep.
MELES: WHY?
SOME KID: I am seeing dead presidents.

05/21/12 @ 20:44
Comment from: Sober [Visitor]
Sober

China is the fastest growing economy in the world currently and it obviously is not a democratic state, however it has managed to device and implement an effective economic model. In a highly divided country, such as Ethiopia, achieving consensus on everything is next to impossible. So far we have agreed on two main and fundamental issues: successfully formed a federal system of governance and implemented a developmental state of economy. The existence of dissatisfied minority groups mainly with extreme ideology and agenda, such as the separatists OLF, ONLF, advocates of Unitary System, such as Mr. Alemayehu and co. is unavoidable fact. In my view, existence of dissatisfied minority elements in a democratic society is a common phenomena and should not make Ethiopia a nondemocratic country. Keeping these groups at bay is in the best interest and desire of the majority. It is a fundamental necessity to the Ethiopian union, to our survival, peace, stability, continuity and undisturbed growth. Since we could not satisfy the political views and demands of all groups, we have no choice but to focus on things that affect all of us together such development.

05/22/12 @ 04:29
Comment from: abenezer [Visitor]  
abenezer

We can’t make an agrement even between ourselves. We are divided not to be ourselves and not bring change by ourselves. The Tigrian rulers, tyrants are telling us that they know for us. Our children, aughrers and sons have been wondering and dying in different counties. Who can freed us. We brought the change they snatched us, the merichants. They were like us when they were coming,and saying that they have been fighing for change, freedom and justice. They were fighting for them selves. Today they are merichants and they are rich. If we are not fighting, we ourselves for freedom, for change and for justice, we believe that no body can give that freedom, change and justice. We have to fight. We have to bring change for the true justice. This tyrants are selling the the lands and they are preparing ourselves for slavery. Anget Medfat Yibqan.

05/22/12 @ 10:05
Comment from: Amhara Princess [Visitor]
Amhara Princess

This piece from Prof Al is ever so PRICELESS. ♥ ♥ I really enjoyed that, what is there to add? He said it all. Ato Zenawi the Pinocchio has no shame at all, he actually made himself & Ethiopia the laughingstock of the world at World Economic Forum.

* No relationship between democracy & development. MZ

* Efficiency in the PRIVATE sector is myth. MZ

* Only government takes risks when it comes to mega infrastructure projects. MZ

* Private sectors don’t take risks when it comes to infrastructure projects. MZ

* The private sector seeks profits while public sector isn’t much about profit, therefore, by taking full control of infrastructural projects, government saves on costs. MZ

* We don’t understand the Tech wiz folks, therefore, until we are able to understand them and able to know what they do, we will not deregulate the Telecom industry. MZ etc etc etc

… One thing I would like to know, is our in-house scholar Agazi Woman among Meles Zenawi’s advisers? She said she is self-taught top scholar & the best STRATEGIST ever. She sure sounds a lot like Meles Zenawi :):)

05/22/12 @ 20:35
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

I would like to commend the great professor- Alemayehu.
One can’t have a better analogy than -the famous -Pinocchio Story.
Except if I may, add a little twist to it and I say In Meles the great Lier’s case, as he tells more lies he loses his nose and as we all have observed that he is the most ‘FUNGA” of all times.
kikikikiki
LOL!!!!
To All
Have a great Memorial Day!!!

05/24/12 @ 14:32
Comment from: Bethihu [Visitor]
Bethihu

Al Mariam, you are funny….LOL.

What shall we call you then?! The unproductive, hilusinating nonstop annoying fabricated story teller, and the diaspora crybaby’s entertainer…..?!? For now, hold on to these titles…LOL.

All of you fat pigs are good for fabricating stories, and for preaching hate to dcreate hate-rate among the different ethnic background of the Ethiopian diaspora communities….

God bless the world!!

05/24/12 @ 17:08
Comment from: Abesha [Visitor]
Abesha

Just

You are the real

Ar maria

05/27/12 @ 11:03

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