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Ethiopia - The Mouse That Roared in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - DECEMBER 18: Ethiopia Prime Minister Meles Zenawi arrives for the final day of the UN Climate Change Conference on December 18, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark. World leaders will try to reach agreement on targets for reducing the earth's carbon emissions on this last day of the summit. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Ethiopia - The Mouse That Roared in Copenhagen

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Posted: December 19, 2009

The "delegation of African negotiators" rumbled into Copenhagen rubbing their palms and licking their chops to load up tens of billions of dollars in carbon blood money and make a quick exit. They were disappointed. There was no gold at the end of the Copenhagen rainbow. At the end of the day, the industrialized countries pledged chump change in the amount of USD$30bn to the poor countries for the 2010-2012 period.

In the run up to the Copenhagen Conference, the trumpeted bravado to the world was that the "African delegation" will "walk out" and "de-legitimize" the proceedings unless the industrialized countries forked up a cool $40bn. The delegation and its leader, Meles Zenawi, were prepared to strong-arm, outwit and outplay the industrialized countries in their usual zero sum game. This time the game backfired. The wily "neo-colonial" Westerners outmatched, outplayed, overpowered and slickly finessed the African negotiators and others from the developing world.

Nobody walked out of the Conference. The "African negotiators" let off a whole lot of steam and huffed and puffed in the frigid Copenhagen winter, but they stayed in. Zenawi's vaunted Copenhagen Showdown at High Noon with the rich countries never materialized. The bravado about "walking out" and "challenging" the industrialized countries proved to be just hot air. When push came to shove, all the bravado was replaced by servile groveling. Some representatives of African countries refused to walk into ("boycotted") the conference. But they did their "boycott" during their lunch hour. They complained that the industrialized countries were railroading them into signing a deal that would be "against the interest of Africa." A couple of days later, chief African negotiator Zenawi stood attentively clutching the podium at a farcical French-Ethiopian press conference as President Nicolas Sarkozy harangued his industrialized country partners for not being more forthcoming on emissions limits and mitigation aid.

At the press conference, Zenawi and Sarkozy buttered up each other. Zenawi said that he and Sarkozy mirrored each other so much on the issues that they were "preaching to the converted." In a joint communiqué, they declared, "France and Ethiopia, representing Africa" appeal to all participants "to adopt an ambitious agreement limiting the increase of temperatures to 2°C above preindustrial levels." They proposed "the halving of global CO2 emissions by 2050 compared to 1990 levels." This would require the developed countries to commit to an 80 per cent emissions reductions by 2050.

On the cold cash end of things, Zenawi and Sarkozy proposed "the adoption of a 'fast-start' fund of 10 billion dollars per year covering the next 3 years." The fund will be used for "adaptation and mitigation actions, including the fight against deforestation." Africa would get a cut of "40% of the fund." They called for the "creation of a tax on international financial transactions and consider other sources such as taxes on sea freight or air transport." They proposed "the development of carbon markets, which will be a major source of capital flows and investments between the North and the South."

Throughout the negotiations, the rich countries threw out dollar figures at the poor countries as one would throw bones to hungry dogs. The U.S. offered the developing countries $85 million as part of a combined donation of $350 million from the industrialized countries to support clean energy technologies (wind, solar). Japan said it will kick in $15bn a year over the coming decade. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised a contribution of a $100bn a year to a long-term fund by 2020 to help poor countries deal with worsening floods, drought, storms and rising seas. The catch was that the developing countries had to sign on the Copenhagen deal and agree to transparency and emissions verification standards.

Other African countries and negotiators saw the Sarkozy-Zenawi deal as an outrage, an unconscionable trick to sell "Africa's future" down the proverbial river. To borrow Zenawi's pre-Conference phrase, they said the deal would lead to another "rape of our continent." Rising to Africa's defense was Algeria, with the support of South Africa and Nigeria. The trio accused the industrialized countries of conspiring to "kill" the Kyoto Protocol and get away with an agreement in Copenhagen that does not have strict and legally binding commitments on emissions cuts.

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (C) arrives at the morning session of United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen December 18, 2009. World leaders worked through the early hours to try and beat a Friday deadline for a deal on cutting emissions and helping poor countries cope with the costly impact of global warming. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins (DENMARK - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT)

Zenawi was whipsawed by various representatives of the developing countries for bare-faced double-dealing. Lumumba Di-Aping, the chief negotiator of the G77 bloc of countries, representing some 130 nations, mauled Zenawi for selling out Africa to the rich countries:

Meles [Zenawi] agrees with the EU perspective and the EU perspective accepts the destruction of a whole continent plus dozens of other states... The EU's very moral foundation is deeply questionable because she accepts that a large section of the human family should suffer in order for her to continue to thrive and prosper... The African Union has not accepted this. Meles is not the author of this proposal, the EU definitely is, along with the UK and France.

Mithika Mwenda of Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance, citing a study of the Working Group I to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, lashed out at Zenawi: "The IPCC science is clear - 2 degrees is 3.5 degrees in Africa - this is death to millions of Africans.... If Prime Minister Meles wants to sell out the lives and hopes of Africans for a pittance - he is welcome to - but that is not Africa's position."

Zenawi's befuddled response was drenched in crocodile tears:

I know my proposal today will disappoint those Africans who from the point of view of justice have asked for full compensation for the damage done to our development prospects. My proposal dramatically scales back our expectation with regards to the level of funding in return for more reliable funding and a seat at the table in the management of such funds.

Compare this to Zenawi's braggadocio in September, 2009:

We will use our numbers to de-legitimise any agreement that is not consistent with our minimal position... If needs be we are prepared to walk out of any negotiations that threaten to be another rape of our continent... Africa's interest and position will not be muffled as has usually been the case... Africa will field a single negotiating team empowered to negotiate on behalf of all member states of the African Union.... The key thing for me is that Africa be compensated for the damage caused by global warming. Many institutions have tried to quantify that and they have come up with different figures. The sort of median figure would be in the range of 40 billion USD a year.

The farcical saga of the "African delegation" at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) is reminiscent of the story in Leonard Wibberley's 1955 book, The Mouse That Roared. In that satirical work, the fictional little duchy (territory ruled by a duke or duchess) of Grand Fenwick in the French Alps declared war on the U.S. so that it could lose the war and receive U.S. aid. Following a series of wacky and comic twists and turns, Fenwick wins the war and forms a League of Little Nations which dictates its own peace terms to the U.S. and Russia and blackmails them into a general nuclear disarmament.

The "African delegation" came to Copenhagen with pipedreams of billions of dollars in carbon blood money. They left with pledges and promises of chump change. As the Copenhagen drama drew down its curtains, the "African negotiators" learned a valuable lesson: They may huff and puff and try to blow the Copenhagen House down, but in the climate change theatre, they are nothing more than servile stagehands. After two weeks of hanging around Copenhagen, the "African negotiators" became mere sideline onlookers to a hollow agreement, the "Copenhagen Accord", signed by the US, China, Brazil, India and South Africa dubbed a "historic step forward" with "much further to go".

The Accord affirms the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol and sets a maximum of two degrees Celsius average global temperature rise. Following a review in 2016, that could be reduced to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The rich countries pledged to commit USD$30bn in new funding to help the poor countries during 2010-2012. They also promised to support "a goal of mobilizing jointly 100 billion dollars a year" by 2020. The rich countries committed to a minimum 80 percent emissions reductions by 2050. There were other vague provisions for supporting national mitigation actions and verification procedures.

As the shiny limos scampered in the dark towards the Copenhagen Airport on December 18 with their freight of the world's high and mighty, John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, lamented: "The city of Copenhagen is a crime scene tonight, with the guilty men and women fleeing to the airport."

So ended the great adventure of the Mouse that Roared in Copenhagen!


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Comment from: Dereje [Visitor]

Aye Al Mariam (Or shall I say Al Quada?),
It is obvious that you have Melesetises a disease that make you puke on everything that prime minister Meles does. I know you can write but all your writings are based on hate and have no concrete message. They are full of hate and desperation. Meles Zenawi is the leader who is being respected by his negotiating skills. He was able to discuss the science of climate change with the who’s who of the world. And for you to accuse him of a Zero-sum identity, what can I say, It is just laughable. You probably wrote your article a few months ago and just publishing it out now. What the prime minster did this week can not be put as zero sum. All what I can ask is, what do you do the whole day? How about doing something that helps your countrymen ?
Get a life

12/19/09 @ 00:53
Comment from: Sheferaw [Visitor]

Prof Al here is avery easy soluton for you, go to your emmey ethiopia and hung yourself infront of Aratkilo palace where the Pm Meles lives and you will never think about him again.Good luck.

12/19/09 @ 01:24
Comment from: Almarm [Visitor]

Obama said ” I worked throughout the day with Prime Minister Meles of Ethiopia, who was representing Africa, as well as Premier Wen of China, Prime Minister Singh of India, President Lula of Brazil, and President Zuma of South Africa, to achieve what I believe will be an important milestone.”

Ato Almariam, why do you think that it is only you who has access to the internet? Why do you distort information?

Have you ever written any thing like 1% positive about Meles? Doesn’t this make you some one playing Zero-Sum-Game?

Meches Ye Habesha Neger!

12/19/09 @ 01:29
Comment from: justrezzz [Visitor]

Alemayehu, you are a disgrace to humanity. It’s obvious you are a myopic, selfish, little minded ethnic racist. Fortunately for Ethiopia, most ethiopians are fair minded who choose their critical leaders based on their merit and accomplishments unlike your kind. Thank God for that and may God bless Meles and all those who have her best interest in their hearts.

12/19/09 @ 01:41
Comment from: straight shooter [Visitor]
straight shooter

The degree of fellow African’s greedy expectation is very embarassing to say the least. It is as if the representatives are playing an expected role of “hungry dogs” or worse. It is shame because Africans used to be a lot more self respecting than they are now. In Ethiopia, we did not even look when others ate. Such behavior is actually one of the problems at the core of things. The Godly spirit is missing. Please do not remove my links.

12/19/09 @ 01:41
Comment from: kibrom [Visitor]

“So ended the great adventure of the Mouse that Roared in Copenhagen!", ha ha ha ha! are you calling melese micky mouse! micky mouse is smarter than melese.

12/19/09 @ 01:42
Comment from: King M [Visitor]
King M

Dereje (OR shall I say Meles)You sound a complete joke:)). The writer is just doing his job. He is just doing honest work as an African writer. May be you are getting a few birr out of that money….Meles showed that he is a complete douche bage on the world stage.

12/19/09 @ 01:49
Comment from: Mengedegnaw [Visitor]

Dereje: do you call this a negotiation? As far as I know, negotiation is meant to have a win-win deal rather few win while millions loose? I do not know what you call this backsliding from 67 to 10? You are getting about less than 15%. However, the West had already known what a selfish leader he has always been and now the African leaders may understand who he really is! As for us, Ethiopians, we have know that while his fellows and himself were destroying bridges while “struggling” for lebrating Ethiopia before 1991.

12/19/09 @ 02:02
Comment from: tezibt [Visitor]

The mouse roaring in california wants the attention of the mouse in copenhagen. Woshut up al.

12/19/09 @ 02:30
Comment from: KOKEB [Visitor]

I wish the fabouls elite professor represent the african nation. Professor AL are u sure SOCRATES is not yours great grandpa? DEREJE The different between Al-QUEDA and AGAZI is the AL-QEDAS are a RAG-HEAD retards and the AGAZI are BUTTTO-HEAD ZOMBIES!!

12/19/09 @ 03:37
Comment from: Gardew Bihon [Visitor]
Gardew Bihon

Al Mariam,
As every one expected the routine mambo jambo of Al Mariam is here to annoye every one except ” The Lumpen” Professor.
Al, get a life and some times give the benifit of the doubt whether every Ethiopian have to take what you scribble or not.
What you wrote is undermining our God given humble judgement.Some times it is good to ask yourself if you have to write on every a topic unders the sun.

12/19/09 @ 03:40
Comment from: Ato [Visitor]

In his confused article, [Are African Dictators Becoming Environmentalists? - By Alemayehu G. Mariam]

this YaBeDD professor said….

“…The bluster about “walking out” and “delegitimizing” the Copenhagen talks is nothing more than a cynical appeal to lofty moral virtues in order to guilt-trip and shakedown Western countries into paying billions in “blood money.”…”
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Now he is insulting Zenawi for not walking out!

“The bravado about “walking out” and “challenging” the industrialized countries proved to be just hot air.”

What an idiot and ” Ye Leba LiBB AdreQ” is this guy?

I really hate his guts!!


12/19/09 @ 03:46
Comment from: Banjaw [Visitor]

Drought has been caused by defreostation, overpopulation,poverty, bad goverment ect. ect…. in Ethiopia. This is not a money
issue, It is a management issue or do we
think Ethiopians for some reason are incapable what other peapole did so long
ago.Few are living in splendid wealth and
the others in abject poverty
However poverty in place like Ethioipia will never be relived unlil we use our recourees for the advanancement of all not just the privileged few.

12/19/09 @ 04:20
Comment from: yiba [Visitor]

Hi Dereje,

Alemayehu was doing nothing but reporting what happened in this conference. Did you follow the conference ? If yes, what’s your conclusion. Is it what happened or not ? You mean that all those african heads of states who spoke against Meles’s deed were ethiopian opposition groups ? Come on Dereje !!! Don’t be a blind bastard supporter of an african traitor !!! He who accuses westerners as african rapers, rapes himself hsi own words and promises. It’s an exact image of what’s doing in the Ethiopian politics. Just a small caniche of the bloody bastard Sarkozy !!!!!

12/19/09 @ 05:33
Comment from: ZXAmiche [Visitor]

“The Mouse that Roared in Copenhagen” who sold Somalia yesterday and now the whole Africa for food-aid, looks like he has AIDS or ALzheimer. Is he O.K.?

May be he needs to check for stroke, in Brussels, again.What do you think folks?

Servitude Never Pays off!

12/19/09 @ 05:37
Comment from: De La Manchu [Visitor]
De La Manchu

Alex: You are a very poor substitute to the brainy Prime Minister. The whole world acknowledged the supremacy of his wisdom as to be honored to represent Africa at the G-8 and G-20 summit and now he is elected by his colleagues to be the mouth piece of all of Africa. Meles only fears the broad Masses of Ethiopia who lifted him up on a pedestal so high as to reach the stars. This torments the intellectual midgets of the diaspora.
He is the first Ethiopian leader with a smart head between his shoulders whose supremacy of extensive acknowledged is a common knowledge to the IMF, World Bank experts and African head of States. Therefore he does not need the approval of your kind. The broad Masses of Ethiopia are indebted for ever for the gift of a Constitutional Federal Democracy of Nations. Need-less-to say his political economy philosophy has done miracles for the development of Ethiopia. No more is the infamy of famine that used to claim a million Ethiopian lives once every decade. Today the the broad Masses of Ethiopia entertain enough consumption.
According to the economist magazine Ethiopia has the fifth fastest growing economy in the world. Only the Addis Ababa sky skrapers that spring up every couple of months is a testament to his wise leadership. Under his leadership the Ethiopian economy is growing by leaps and bounds and is propelled to the pre-take of stage. Soon it will take off to soar effortlessly like an eagle. Meles is breaking every record of Ethiopian, African and world leadership. He has become the standard of brilliant leadership. He has allowed free press and free thought we see even the most irresponsible, defamatory ethnocentric press is left alone.
THIS SURELY TORMENTS YOU for you wish to see famine, anarchy and bloodshed if it paves the way to your lust of wounded ethnic pride power. Give up hope of regaining your lost kingdom.

12/19/09 @ 06:00
Comment from: Dave [Visitor]

As usual rubbish article from the so-called professor.
Meles did a nice job. He is a pragmatic politician. He knew that Africa has no power to win such kind of game.

Prof. Al, what would you do if you were in the position of Melese?

– No space for Ginbot/Gireger 7.

Prof why didn’t you write the protest held against Meles Zenawi?

12/19/09 @ 06:16
Comment from: Tafesse [Visitor]

How is it you are never tired of vomiting in this blog, Al? People keep telling you nobody wants to read your voluminous yak yak. The rhetoric you were taught in your jura training is supposed to be employed in more honourable tasks than to use it for the defamation our dear and hardworking Prime Minister. Enough is enough. Your profession should be ashamed of you. Please stop your barrage that can only be supported by your retarded parking lot thieves.

12/19/09 @ 06:48
Comment from: yegermal [Visitor]

You calling Meles a mouse? and what are you? A lion? chenkelateh yasaeral!!! Shame on you Human garbage!!!

12/19/09 @ 07:29
Comment from: Azeb [Visitor]

What is wrong with this clown? Does he not have anything useful to do?

12/19/09 @ 07:35
Comment from: [Member]

AL….. Shebab,….the chihuahua who cries in LA.

Now what?
You better die peacefully.or shall I say RIP.
PM MELES has shown the world his leadership skills and the abillty to negotiate with people even if they have very different ideas. It is because of him president obama went as far as begging the chinese to come up with some thing tangible. His passion rubbed on all big time western leaders,that next time when they meet him any where,they know he is not just any typical african leader but a smart and intelligent guy whom they can learn from.
AL, eat your heart out. Pm Meles Zenawi is going to shine and will be respected all over the world.

12/19/09 @ 07:49
Comment from: hamer [Visitor]

this man is getting wilder at every move that the brilliant meles makes.
Alquidaw, rest in peace. meles was unquestionably so successful in handling the assignment he entrusted. you loser, rest in peace, alemyoh alqaidaw

12/19/09 @ 08:00
Comment from: Ye Sodo Lij [Visitor]
Ye Sodo Lij

Thank you Dr. Al Mariam!

For exposing this scheming traitor once more. As Ambassador Lumumba, the chief negotiator for the G77, stated this pittance of $10 billion for the whole continent of Africa, that has been raped and plundered for hundreds of years “will not be enough to
buy the coffins of the people that will die from catastrophes caused by climate change”!

As Ambassador Lumumba stated Meles Zenawi did not do the independent analysis of what an increase in 2 degrees Celsius will bring and he erred in three counts:

1.Not doing the research necessary to make this policy decision

2.Not consulting those Africans who voiced their concerns about what is happening

3.Not looking at the wholistic approach to the question of climated change

Meles Zenawi is no negotiator, Africans made the mistake of allowing a traitor to represent them for a disappointing result. The initial target was $400 billion and he settled for $10, what was promised to him by Mr. Sarkozy and the Europeans in this backroom deal? We recently heard Meles is worth $1.2 billion dollars, when his wife was lying and complaining that she did not have money to pay for her children’s schooling!

Meles, the scheming traitor rendered Ethiopia, a country of 80 million people, landlocked 18 years ago, by giving away a 1,00 miles of coastline to his motherland Eritrea, and now he disappointed Africa, by negotiating a bad deal for personal gains under the table!

History will judge him harshly.

12/19/09 @ 08:25
Comment from: alha [Visitor]

Mr Alemayehu G. Mariam ur
ur hate bla bla against meles makes me love meles even more

12/19/09 @ 08:28
Comment from: Yirgacheffee [Visitor]

ha ha ha,…Alemayehu G. Mariam,

How desperado you must be—You can do all the usual Neftie Lekso you want but;

That ‘mouse’ liberated your fat behined from Derg.

That ‘mouse’ gave all Ethiopian people the right to use their own languages and form their own local governments.

That ‘mouse’ is building condominiums for your aunties in Addis.

That ‘mouse’ is building some of the biggest and greatest infrastructures of Africa in Ethiopia.

That ‘mouse’ was praised by Obama for his leadership.

12/19/09 @ 08:29
Comment from: dictator [Visitor]

I agree with this author that Meles has sold Africa. What has Meles done for Africa that makes it a win-win negotiation? First of all the plan was pre-drawn by the wast and channeled by the dictator Meles. I think nobody has understood what the price the west pays for Africa means. If you roughly calculate the figure, the west pay $12 per individual per year for Africa! It really is a joke. This is raping Africa. What kind of mitigating effort is going to be built with $30 billion in the entire developing nations? China alone needs that much to curb global warming. This is a shame for Africans! Meles would sell his mother let alone his country and continent. We have seen his potentials and will see more…

12/19/09 @ 09:51
Comment from: chala [Visitor]

I don’t even ready this guys article anymore cuz it’s ppl like him that are power hunger and that wastes their money and time to distroy Ethiopia wrather than build Ethiopia…I tell you this guy is ku ku in his head and he is obsessed with Meles…if only he had halfe of Meles’s brain :)):)):)) he is what i call an empty vessle makes the most noise…

12/19/09 @ 10:03
Comment from: biruk [Visitor]

Hatred preacher psycho. Why didn’t you mention one little thing that you have contributed to that country. Leave Meles alone!!he is a million times better than you are

12/19/09 @ 11:45
Comment from: Moya Yinager [Visitor]
Moya Yinager

Oh My God

Weyane cadres are all over today!!!

The professor is right! A dictator who killed his own people, sold its own port, pitted one ethnic group against another, massacres Ogaden Somalis, Oromis, and Anuaks can not really be concerned about the environment. Under his watch 3-6 millions are being fed by famine aid money and 40% of the country’s budget comes from direct monetary support from the West.

All he and his Weyane friends are salivating is about the loot!!!! Land Cruiser and a house in Addis for every Weyane from Carbon money!!!!

People like Professor Al are needed. They bring out the truth. That is why every Weyane fara who doesn’t even know how to spell attacks this guy.

12/19/09 @ 11:52
Comment from: Big Deal! [Visitor]
Big Deal!

Al Mariam should tone down his constant whining about meles. I want to erase Meles and Co. off this planet myself but there are somethings that need to be done than said…..

…And sayign them every opportunity you get just makes you a whining b.i.tch..

Al Mariam or shall I call you the Nutty Proffessor, please stick to academia. Leave wearing down Meles and Co. to the real fighters.

12/19/09 @ 12:05
Comment from: Big Deal! [Visitor]
Big Deal!

Yirgachefe…stupid .

Being praised by Obama ( Oh Bummer) isn’t like being praised by God, unless you consider a dithering fumbling ( get me my teleprompter) president your Messiah!

No wonder the ugly MeQes Seitanawi with his ugly bulging eyes and flat nose is working for Oh Bumma’s approval. I want to choke all these two-bit African despots! Grrrrrrrrrrr

12/19/09 @ 12:07
Comment from: Tefera [Visitor]

it was eithther no deal or the one on the table offered by the spanish prime minister. the prime minister promised to convince his fellow leader with the deal and meles accepted it. the question is does he have a choise other than this or THE NO DEAL. and then what?

12/19/09 @ 12:31
Comment from: wondwossen tadesse [Visitor]
wondwossen tadesse

Back to square one,
I thought you had realized that you were wrong all along!
There are numerous sayings in amharic that I could describe your low behavior.
Mr. Alemayehu g/Mariam who is the mouse (Ayit).

You actually are choosing to bark like a dog, where the movers and shakers are on the traverse, doing right.

Shame on you Al ,

12/19/09 @ 12:52
Comment from: [Member]


Why don’t you kneel down and beg that professor Al quits writing anymore of his highly critical articles about woyanne and Meles? It may work, you never know. But I have to admit Ethiopia has one hell of a representation in attorney Al. He is the Johnnie Cochran of Ethiopia for Ethiopia. And the hyenas never expected this much fight to dismember and dismantle the exceptional force called Ethiopia. They thought they could come in one night and it’s all over, but “not so fast, Kermit” says Ethiopia’s proud son – Al Mariam. I have to tell you how entertaining it’s to see you soil yourself, crouch in the fetal position, and suck your thumbs every time professor Al shows up with his red ink pen to grade your stuttering attempt at undermining Ethiopia. My friend, now that you challenged us, we will show you what genius is all about as we showed you and frustrated you in AAU. We all know what Tigray has to offer, and it ain’t all that. Stay tuned for more if you can stomach it!

12/19/09 @ 13:12
Comment from: [Member]

Meles is the neo-colonialists’ long arm in Africa. He was enlisted by them long ago, to hijack the African position from within, appearing more concerned and outraged than the average African, only to compromise it once he is in full control. Don’t say we have never warned you, fools. We said all that bravado was a disguise. He is a Trojan horse of sorts. Can’t be trusted with anything sub-Saharan Africa as he doesn’t see himself as a member of it.

12/19/09 @ 13:13
Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Member]

Alemitu Gerda Gerde, you are the lice of this website every senseable person want to get rid of you. You are behaving like a person who have slept with his mom, no shame.

12/19/09 @ 13:43
Comment from: Tadele [Visitor]

Thank you Al, we knew the intention of zenawi on Copenhagen , eventhough he did’t have leverage to challenge his masters ,the mouse does’t know his limitation was a case we all need to learn .

12/19/09 @ 14:02
Comment from: alemawo(r)k [Visitor]

The author, Ato Alemayehu, wasn’t particularly targeting Meles in his article. He summarized the event with a very important conclusion: At the end of the day the power lies on the beholders. One needs to know how to plan an exit strategy peacefully. I like how Hilary Clinton quoted the Chinese saying: “If we are all in a common boat, it’s important that we pass the impasse peacefully.”

It is my belief that laying a foundation for a lasting solution to curb the environmental damage is in every one’s interest. The historical summit will no doubt open a newly ambitious approach by the global community to tackle any challenges that have the potential to affect all in unison. The major contributors of any environmental damage should be accountable in compensating for it. They have accepted that the heavy responsibility to change course rests on their doorsteps. It is making them accept the true cost of fixing it that is expected from the most vulnerable countries. All it needs is putting scientific facts on the table and stick to them.

12/19/09 @ 14:12
Comment from: hagos [Visitor]

I like your title choice: The Mouse That Roared in Copenhagen :)

But with all due respect, I still have to wait to read your essays til you make them a lot shorter, Mr Al. Mariam.

12/19/09 @ 14:15
Comment from: Professor Foley [Visitor]
Professor Foley

Lick your festering wound Al Tantrumariam! It mostly likely is cancerous by now beyond any hope of recovery. You can,t stand the glorious scene of the NEW ETHIOPIAN FLAG at the Elycee Palace and the NEW BREED OF ETHIOPIAN leaders representing not only Ethiopia but the whole of the African continent.

You rather have us be lead by traitors who choose to ‘visit’ the Roman Baths in UK or their comrade in Zimbabwe while the nation was still at war.

“As a moth gnaws a garment, so does jealousy gnaw at one’s spiritual vitals until it destroys him. The jealous person poisons his own banquet – and then eats it.”

12/19/09 @ 15:12
Comment from: Dawit K [Visitor]
Dawit K

What a waste. A ‘Professor’ spending his time posting garbage after garbage.This so called ‘professor ‘ must be leading consumed by hate must be leading a miserable existance. Under the stewardship of the man you hate, 23 universities have been built. Five huge dams have will be coming into operation soon. Numerous secondary and elementary schools have been built. And the same numbers of clinics and hospitals havee been contructed. 300,000 flats will be allocated to
low income families. What has this pseudo professor done for Ethiopia ?

12/19/09 @ 15:39
Comment from: ፊታውራሪ Free [Member]

Did you guys read the news, after meles, Brown’s butler Sarkozy’s messenger boy, has parroted what he was told to sell his side for 10 billion dollar, the negotiators agreed to pay 30 billion for the next three or so years? Even then, those who understood the real cost of global warming have disagreed to sign the document. For any Ethiopian who has conscience, there is nothing more shameful than this. Of course, i am happy meles was slapped on his face real hard, but i think the shame is for all of us. I have asked last time and i repeat it here, forget Ethiopia, does Ato meles consider himself African at all? I hope that Mr.Brown and Sarkozy will provide him a slave’s sanctuary, because after what he has done in Copenhagen, there wont be a Zimbabwe for him in Africa.

12/19/09 @ 15:47
Comment from: hahu [Visitor]

Pathetic, who have no clarity. Miskin AL, try to be reflective and balanced in your evaluation.

Envy kills from inside, that is why even those who acknowledge your writing skills are ashamed of you from your diatribe.

12/19/09 @ 15:54
Comment from: Hagerwedad [Visitor]


You are a pathetic little minded man. Hang yourself, biatch.

12/19/09 @ 16:52
Comment from: Alama [Visitor]

Thx pro al the mighty ethiopian elite if we sqeezed all the woyannes and supporters together they can not
add to one faboulous al. those paid illitrates from woyanne camp does not have the word shame on their vocabulary. Their midjet boss has
insulted his all time supporter as
idiot, they have insulted president
obama on their web site and many many more one have to take them as a laughing stock from dedebit with
no clue about politics except looting lies evil who will never
fit in a civilized world

12/19/09 @ 17:42
Comment from: eselem [Visitor]

Professor AL, your article is eloquently addressing what happened in Copenhagen. I salute you. Your article is making this dictator’s stooges foaming badly at their mouth and freeze their peanut brain. Good job.

12/19/09 @ 18:13
Comment from: amir [Visitor]

Poor countries initially agreed to ask
$400BD not $40 BD, and ended up with $30B and Mr. Meles has agreed with west even before the Africanmembers left to COPENHAGE. It was only
a BIG BROTHER TYPE SHOW. It would have
been beter if they ask for KNOWHAW. SHAME
Good luck Africa Mama

12/19/09 @ 18:16
Comment from: kudasol [Visitor]

I wonder if this professor could think anything positive. I mean a scholar should present facts and factual analysis. Does he ever write ant positive thing ? I have never read anything positive from this man.

As a psychologist, I would like to offer him a piece of advice: your mins is what you continually feed it, so if you always feed it negative things, you will never be able to think positive things in your life. And this affects all your life, family, relationships with people.

Time to stop in reconsider the track you are going !

12/19/09 @ 18:20
Comment from: nebeyou [Visitor]

ወገኖች እስከመቼ አንዱ አንዱን እየዘረጠጠ በመጣል በክርን ስንጎሻሸም፥ በጡጫ ስንዋጠጥ፥ በርግጫ ስንፖናነት እንኖራለን? መቼስ ይሆን ድክመታችንን ሳይሆን ብርታታችን ጥላ አድርገን የአንተ ይባስ ተባብለን ለአገር ዋቤ፥ ለሕዝብ መከታ የምንሆነው? ጠቅላይ ሚንስቴር መለሰ ዘናዊ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ውጤት እንደሆኑ ለምን ፈጥነን ዘነጋን?…. ብዙዎች በዚህ አባባል ላትስማሙ ትችላላችሁ። ግን እውነቱ ነውና አይቁረጣችሁ። በክርስትናው ገንዳ “ጠላታችሁ ን ውደዱ፥ ለሚያሳድዷቸሁ ጸልዩ” የሚል ጥቅስ አለ። ይሁንና ሕብረተሰባችን…. (ማለቴ እንደ አቶ አለማዬሁ ገብረ ማርያም መቼም ክርስቲያን ይመስሉኛል—-ገብረና ማርያም ን ስለያዙ……) “ተመትተህ ትመጣና” ከሚል ክርስቲያን ሕብረተሰብ መካከል ተፈጥሮ ያደገን ባሕርይ መቀየር ስላልቻልን የነከስነውን እንደነከስን እርስ በርስ ስንበላል እንገኛለን። ቅዱስ መጽሐፉ፥ “የምትከፋፈል ከተማ ትወድቃለች” ሲል ያስተምረናልና እባካችሁ የዳሩ (የአሰ&#4709&#59;) ሲገርመን መሐሉ (አዲስ አበ&#4707&#59;) ዳር ሳይሆን ለስምምነት እንብቃ። እግዚአብሔር በዲያስፖራ ያለውን ሕዝብ አንደበት ይገራ ዘንድ ፀሎቴ ነው። እግዚአብሔር ይባርካችሁ!

12/19/09 @ 19:14
Comment from: Zenda [Visitor]


You are trying hard to please your boss in Asmara. Why don’t you go and live there and do something for the enviorment of your beloved Eritrea? I wonder how much Issayas is paying you? Shall I make it double so that you can come and work for me? But then again you got to have some courses on any kind of social sciences. What you have now is a very limited, hodg podg and confused fake and pseudocience which can be dreamt only by a child. If you ask a kid to draw you a landscape he will draw you one alright but they have no perespectives. The man could be taller than the house or the pigs maybe flying. Comparing to your analysis the kids drawing probably makes some sense. Moron.

12/19/09 @ 19:35
Comment from: Kokeb [Visitor]

When the LION roars with his havey DOSE voice, the supporter of CHIMPY and MOUSE making noises from the hideouts WEYANE-BURROW . Akakakakakakk! THE ELITE! PROFESSOR FOR PRIME MINSTER OF ETHIOPIA NOW!!!

12/19/09 @ 19:54
Comment from: Kokeb [Visitor]

It seems like Out of THOUSANDDS the so-called ethiopian professor throught the world, Professor ALEMAYEHU and couple professors are the only one who educates, posts, writes there true color,wisdom and virtue, The rest professors must be stamp collectors,starbucks-coffe sofa tomatos,obituariey on-lookers and bargain corner hunters,since NAZRET.DOT.COM dont have a budget to pay the by-standers. OH!!mother ethiopia!!!! GOD BLESS u ALEMAYEHU!

12/19/09 @ 20:19
Comment from: Afarman [Visitor]

Prof-Ayatollah Almariam, people are sick and tired of reading your articles, there is nothing there to substantiate your opposition to the EPRDF.
The EPRDF under meles’s leadership is walking the talk, and on the other hand people like you are talking the talk. Who are you to call our PM a “mouse". Meles is a hero he has reduced hate filled professors like you to such low level politics, Meles shines and rises in each passing day. ragtag professor like you is going don the drain to the level of using foul languages.
Anyway, we all know who is who in Ethiopian politics, while people like you talk the talk and bark like a wild dog, our great leader walks the talk and marches like a camel with pride. Hate mongerers like Ayatollah almariam will keep on assasinating characters. Ok Mr Ayatollay alemitu-burn inside out, its another bad week for you, another bad news for you, you are attention seeker.
Go to your nearest hell dear Ayatollah idiot

12/19/09 @ 21:03
Comment from: nikodimos [Visitor]

This man has mental illiness,he better go and checked out before he die.Useless man,the so called proffesor.Probabliy,he is a substitute teacher in high school,they called them proffesor.

12/19/09 @ 22:25
Comment from: Shegaw - Yayew Hulu Yedenekal [Visitor]
Shegaw - Yayew Hulu Yedenekal

KOKEB [Visitor]

Don’t you think it is time for you to go back to grade four or five and retake grammar 101 - Your writing is deplorable and
that it is crying for help. Once you improve your writing, then and only then we the rest would understand what the hell you are talking.

12/19/09 @ 23:51
Comment from: omo [Visitor]

It is not only Ethiopians any more who say that MZ is not to be trusted; it is also the whole African continent. Good words come for the master of treachery only from western powers. Through MZ, the west tried to buy Africa. Through him Africa’s future was to be compromised.

Two degrees C increase in the mean world temperature and more than 3C in the continent of
Africa, could be devastating and a meager 10b now and may be some more in the future, can not solve the problem. MZ knows all these very well. As much as he is concerned the aim was to be the good boy of the West, in order to serve his personal ambitions, that of staying in power with the help of the Western powers. He is a person who believes that the world revolves around himself and around his power and he is ready to betray not only Ethiopia but also Africa. He is a Machiavellian dictator who stops at nothing.

Copenhagen became MZ’s Waterloo, and a place where not only Africans but also the whole world community learned that the dictator is naked. His treacherous nature became apparent before the world community.

Copenhagen was a personal devastating defeat of the dictator and not that of Africans. The only mistake committed by Africans is that they deposited their hopes in the hands of an untrustworthy person, because they did not know his treacherous background, that of betraying even his own country to come to power and that of serving the West to stay in power. In the future we will learn in details about the thirty silver coins he got to betray Africa.
When you are small and weak, look and act strong and when you are a rat or a worm, roar like a lion or spit out fire as if you are a dragon, so that people will take you in to consideration. This is what the dictator is doing lately towards Ethiopians and even towards his mentors.

12/19/09 @ 23:55
Comment from: ET [Visitor]

This guy Al is nothing but a jealous joker. A hater. The PM of Ethiopia on the world stage has become a big time player and is scoring points. Al, what have you done lately???? You should change your last name to Bundy and all will be forgiven an no one will take you seriously. Go have a drink on me!

12/20/09 @ 00:29
Comment from: eyoha [Visitor]

DIAGNOSIS :The problem of the Ethiopian Diaspora: Extrimism, Diatribe, Tribalism..etc.etc.etc.


12/20/09 @ 01:13
Comment from: 100% EHIOPIAN [Visitor]

You all think & talk based on your PSYCHOPATHIC and BRAIN-WASHED (MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO)mentality.

Proof to me that you could help or you are helping ETHIOPIANS where-ever you live. The world are witnessing.

12/20/09 @ 01:26
Comment from: tesfaye [Visitor]

are.u.profor farmer of weliqait please in to ethiopia teach you poletics always you articls
articles look like shabia or qefagn go asmer
and teach ur boss

12/20/09 @ 01:47
Comment from: tesfaye [Visitor]  

go to asmera fixed your shabia boss

12/20/09 @ 01:53
Comment from: aatitegheb [Visitor]

Our author is a pathetic that lacks professionality and suffers inferiority complex. He would have loved to see Meles saying life or death where we do not have money deposited. Know that patology is not healed by adeventurouse titles. The greatness of Meles is very well known her in Ethiopia and far beyond. You think Meles was chosen because he was a chairperson of AU? No is the answere. But why was he picked up? Just because of his shrewd nature and brilliant mind. Are you gelous? It is good! Study and try to apply it in practical life and not on pathethic hate propaganda.

12/20/09 @ 02:58
Comment from: true [Visitor]

The first photo makes him look like Leba. Typical Leba, and neger adirgo zor zor belo yemiayhe. His soul is not restful you can tell. Shame!

To Weyane stooges,

You have not commented not one relevance to the enlightened, Al’s articles. That is how small you are mentality wise. Attack the message not the messenger.

12/20/09 @ 03:51
Comment from: dryo [Visitor]

This person is full of hate he has lost his rational thinking. He is loosing it. what a looser!

12/20/09 @ 04:11
Comment from: habesha hater [Visitor]
habesha hater

He s a typical habesha, he can sell his wife let alone Africa, if the iffer is enough

12/20/09 @ 05:07
Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Member]

true [Visitor]

“The first photo makes him look like Leba.”

Hello, triator diaspora what Meles looks like is an actor from Denzel Washington’s movie “man on fire” fiercely fighting to save the baby girl (Africa)or as Harrison Ford acted in “Airforce One” as President James Marshall.

What Alemayehu the DOMA RAS deserve is a slap on the face, he don’t deserve a counter argument.

12/20/09 @ 05:23
Comment from: Seble-work [Visitor]

Al Mariam, I never supported Zenawi. He’s a mafia like politician. However, I read most of your articles and you are clearly exhibiting hate. You are very calculated to hit your target and always twist facts to target the same people. It seems that you have deep seated hate and anger in you. Your message is lost because you are overly obsessed with Zenawi on everything. There is no room in your brain to write anything balance. Stop poisoning us more.

12/20/09 @ 07:51
Comment from: Tamrat Tamrat [Visitor]
Tamrat Tamrat

Brother Nebeyo, your message could have been worthy if the reverse is also true ie if you believe in waht you are parying.

Comming to the point is it good for us who are non tigre treated by tplf like derg used to treat us? Dont you think we need a break? Are the tplf people who can speak for us that we are enjoying life? Do you think it is a crime to see a none tigrians particpate in all power sharing, economical beneifts developing different regions? Do you think it is a crime that afar, gambella, wello, wollega etc have equall or better infrastructure than tigray? Or must we do like tigray did? Like working with the enmies of EThiopia like shabia, egypt etc so that to sit in power and repeat the same bullshit? or is it that bad if tplf does what Ethiopians need, not rorishing one ethnic people but sharing equally our resources?
I hope you dont use the bible so that tigryans be favorite children of Ethiopia. I dont want any favorite children Ethioipa. As much as i hate shabians i hate too those who think they are more Ethioipans than ohters. I prefer water well for afar or for somali killil or wollo than a stadiom in addis or mekele. :oops::oops::oops:

12/20/09 @ 08:32
Comment from: David [Visitor]

its funny to see that people like professor sirafet and company who were down playing the copenhagen summit because of meles are all of the sudden interested assuming he failed.:no::no::no:

12/20/09 @ 08:52
Comment from: Tafesse [Visitor]

Dear parking lot professors including mr. Al Capone, One thing you ought to know is roaring is not one of the functions of decent statesmen. Politics is the art of the possible. Walking out like mr. Lumumba (a substitute for Al Bashir, who is accused in the Hague, and therefore absent)whose government defends the Darfur massacre and to which, China gives its support in exchange for oil, is a highly irresponsible person to walk out of such a serious meeting without any other solution in sight, other than to paralyse the decision making process. The main spoiler, China, and this I say despite the great help they have given to Africa, is primarily interested in underscoring its political primacy in the new world order by hampering the USA and the EU in any relevant global action. The Lumumbas of the parking lot might as well join him and Isaias, were it left to Al Capone. Dear Al, you seem to be rather feeble-minded and one-track minded into the bargain. You are not getting anywhere. Meles at least is trying to do some good. We consider him a wonderful and gifted brother, not deity, as you used to worshin Tafari. Long live EPRDF

12/20/09 @ 08:55
Comment from: Monde [Visitor]

Alex, I have a reliable “anger bell weather” which has been calibrated to display the precise corellation between your thoughtful articles and the level of anger and frustration they provoke among TPLF lackeys. Today’s piece is no exception

Good job
Bertalin wondimachin

12/20/09 @ 10:29
Comment from: ajirea [Visitor]

Thank you Prof. Al for calling a spade a spade!

A blogger in another website wrote the following and I think it is right-on:

“Meles Zenawi is running one of the most corrupt regimes in Africa. Though Ethiopia ranks the poorest country in the world with more than almost 13 million people starving as we speak he got crowned as the 11th richest head of state in the world (worth 1.2 billion dollars)

“In a country of more than 80 ethnic groups and more than 80 million people his entire military and government is composed of only his ethnic group which is less than 6 million total. He is running a system remarkably similar to the blend of the old south African Apartheid and North Korean totalitarian regime.
Except for his birth place of Tigray he has been selling fertile farm land and water to multinational organizations and middle eastern oil rich sheiks for flower farming for export to European markets and extensive farming whose product is directly shipped to oil rich Arab states while the people of the country are starving the world is being asked to feed them. That left the water polluted and the land barren. The human cost is yet to be determined.

“The western governments have been propping him with money and arms for years in the name of fighting terrorism in the area though the biggest terrorist of all in the area that is holding more than 100 million people hostage is Meles Zenawi himself.

“As the years go by western leaders are becoming nervous about being seen with such tyrant so they start pressuring him to reform the stifling political atmosphere in the country.
Since he failed to fulfill the job that has been given to him to check the Islamist radicals in Somalia he was at the end of his usefulness to the west. So what does he do? he bribes African diplomats in Addis Ababa to represent them in Copenhagen only to sell out Africa probably in return western countries ease the pressure they put on him.”

Now you know the reason for his change of bravado tone of, “… we shall walk out of the talks should Africa demands are not met. We want among other things, ‘400bl dollars’” to, “Masters, anything you want me to do I will do, even handing over the entire continent on a silver platter. Just name the price.”

Weyane dogs stop barking and get to the bottom of the issue!

12/20/09 @ 10:32
Comment from: Tezebet [Visitor]

Mr. Al I think you do a great job touching the so called woyane bands nerves in this forum. Every time you write something I see most of the woyanes go after you and try to insult you as much as they can. Most of them I know for sure high school drop out or never step in to the collage, but this illiterate idiot try to criticizing you about your academic background…I know you have moral superiority over Melse when it comes to Ethiopian issue. As far as I know you never fought against Ethiopia like Melse who server the EPLF all his life, I am ashamed when I read some of the people who give comment supporting Melse, knowingly or unknowingly this guy is the one who make us landlocked and divide us way he can … I know a few of them here don’t like the name Ethiopia I can understand there reason… the problem I have the one that I am disappoint and ashamed is the one they call themselves Ethiopians. Keep telling the truth about this bloodsucker and we will support you….


12/20/09 @ 10:35
Comment from: teddy [Visitor]

Please ignore this mad man

I am so sorry for this looser prof. I would imagine how this guy suffering when he writes this hate article. I never read anything positive about Ethiopia from this mad man. This man kicked out four times from different womens/wifes and he is not happy man, we need to ignore this lonely mad man. Whatever Meles do anything good , he would not like it. He just wants to see meles fail and Ethiopian or Africans people suffer. He is like those people happy, when other suffer .

12/20/09 @ 11:17
Comment from: fanicoms [Visitor]

Alemayehu is and a-hole. Someone should teach this donkey a lesson. In the name of our country somebody should do it.
straight shooter,thank you for that beautiful recorded message.

12/20/09 @ 11:32
Comment from: [Member]

You are right we should name him AL BUNDY.
That remind me of the thame song on that show,which made me give some to our pretentious profesor,..
Love and maraige,love and maraige ,
Go together like a horse and carraige,
The prof al,the musho awrage,
The daispora the fake agger wodagge,
This I tell you brother,
You can’t have one with out the other.
Try, try to separate them,its an illusion
You will only come to this concllusion
Al and the diaspora will die in dellusion

12/20/09 @ 12:00
Comment from: Yeha [Visitor]

you are a such another disease of diaspora moderator Al-Mariamawit.What is your point here? We have had the opportunity to read what your agitation toward Ethiopian authority and development but you haven’t change anything rather than barking like a dogs here on

I wonder why some participant on this site called you “shall I say Al Quada”

Indeed that is good description about your behavior towards our country and leaders.If concern anything please use your education and brain to boost your country instead barking.Barking is a diaspora behavior so don’t be one of them.

Remember our economy and leaders are even praised by the president of the United States of their greatness. After all, who are you? Ethiopian terrorist in the west, Shabian foot step sympathizer or something else we don’t know yet?

Yirgacheffe, Dereje,and Zemedas are star of the day.Thank you guys. Yeha

12/20/09 @ 12:34
Comment from: Yeha [Visitor]

ante shintam kezi tefa. Meles saved you ass if you remember that day.Yeha

12/20/09 @ 12:43
Comment from: King from Europe [Visitor]
King from Europe

Prof. AlMariam,

God bless you Sir!

The Weyane Cadres and Meles Zenawi didn`t understand free press, western
democracy and individual freedom. You show them with your article the
meaning of a freeman. Ethiopia needs a scholar like Prof. AlMariam who challages this dictator government.

We love you all!

keep it up Prof. AlMariam!

12/20/09 @ 12:56
Comment from: Al has lost it [Visitor]
Al has lost it

The obsession of this guy with our beloved Prime Minister is becoming unhealthy.
Seriously if he was a female I would assume he was in Love with Mele.
Take a chill pill AL the psycho:>>

12/20/09 @ 13:09
Comment from: hagos [Visitor]

aye Dereje
If Prof Almariam has written this article way before your midget has announced his retarded version of the african stand, then you have proved that Prof Al is a genius than your retarded master. You exposed your self that your pM delivered an expected outcome. So don’t blame the Prof. After all his thread comes from your filthy PM. Just simply educate yourself to understand what he is talking about…..

12/20/09 @ 13:40
Comment from: Yirgacheffee [Visitor]

Big Deal! [Visitor] ,

You idiot! Obama happens to be the second most effective leader the world has ever known! Second only after Meles ofcourse.

Yeha, thanks bro—n I’m back to punish the Parkingloters.

12/20/09 @ 14:40
Comment from: ፊታውራሪ Free [Member]

hey Tafesse, welcome back to the no nonsense website,, which you left only awhile back weeping and promising never to return again wiggling your woyane tail between your legs. I suppose, a slave like yourself can not make his own personal choice and decision. You must live by the terms and conditions of your master, which is the Mouse in this case, and the mouse must live on the terms of its own master, the big western cats. What else brought you back ‘mileh ena tegeziteh ketewukew’ website? Prof Al is Ethiopia’s dearest son who keeps you awake all night formulating insults, the man you love to torture and murder like so many patriotic Ethiopians such as the honorable Woizerit Birtukan Mideksa. Ato Meles, who is one of the very few ferocious defenders of the murderous Al Bashir of Sudan and whose own genocide case is pending a hearing at the international tribune, is nothing but a well known bandit who would sell and murder anything and everything he touches as long as he is convinced that doing so would strengthen his grip on power. If anything, the Copenhagen summit has exposed Ato meles’s treasonous and mercenary character to the whole world and that is something to celebrate for us, Ethiopians, who have seen their country landlocked and their historical sovereign territory auctioned and sold for anyone with a cent. Btw, is that you on the mouse’s back or is it Ato Hailu Shallow? Who ever that guy is, he is a perfect companion for the political hit man, Ato meles, who is rushing to execute a european mission of robbing Africans’ God given right of depending on nature.

12/20/09 @ 14:51
Comment from: Halafi Mengedi [Visitor]
Halafi Mengedi

Meles kid goes to Oxford U Tigray kids go to A. Ababa Street

Were the Tigray founders struggle intended to create such huge unbalanced gab between the haves and the have not among our societies????

What went wrong in the organization to create such evil disparity practice one group have everything and even do not have enough time and place to spend all the money they stashed in their personal accounts inside and outside of the country and the other group lives from hand to mouth and even does not have anything to buy a spare cloth, shoe or send their kids to school???

Does Meles forget that the Tigray people who participated directly or indirectly in the struggle from a person who picked up his weapon and fought and a person who provided water to fighters during the struggle had an ambition to send their kids to Oxford University as your daughter got an opportunity????

Meles what is your rational to send your daughter to Oxford University at very expensive school and to raise such kid requires so much resources and time to prepare her while Tigrayan kids fleeing from birth place home town to Addis Ababa homeless shelters and begging in every corner of the city all round year???

Meles why you allowed your children to go none Amharic, English only private school in Addis Ababa city while the Tigray state imposed by Amharu from the ministry of Education forced Tigrayan kids to learn three languages involuntary at the same time and none of the language never mastered to grasp the necessary understanding of the subject matter in class rooms for all subjects and ended up unproductive citizens???

Meles can you at least admit that the 17 years painful struggle by all Tigrayans was for you, your families and a few of the cadres who keep your security and power not for all Tigrayans???

Meles can you tell to all Tigrayan parents how your daughter qualified to be admitted at Oxford University a very prestigious and elite campus in the world???

Meles were there any announcement to all Ethiopians by the ministry of Education scholarship offer by Oxford University and took some kind of exam to select students to go to Oxford??? OR

Are you covering her school expenses from your accounts, if so where did come that kind of money while the country is begging other nations every year???

Meles, can you come to Mekele and explain in plain and simple words to Tigrayans why Tegaru should study three languages, Tigrigna, Amharic and English at early age and your children studies just English only and the Amhara kids studies two, Amharic and English???

Meles and Azeb, what is your rational your children belongs to Oxford University world finest school and Tigrayan kids immigrates and belongs to Addis Ababa streets???

Meles and Azeb, was there any particular events or time you have done exceptional things for the struggle other fighters did not do except living in a very secured and warm home underground in WORIE WOLLEGESSA, Tembien for 17 years???

Meles and Azeb, have you ever visited and showed to your kids where your oldest daughter was born in WORIE WOLLEGESSA, Tembien before you toured with your daughter at Oxford University since you became PM of Ethiopia???

Meles and Azeb, what is the comfort level you have Tigrayan kids begging in every corner of the city where you reside while your kids are going to the finest school Ethiopia can offer and living very comfortably??

12/20/09 @ 15:42
Comment from: lam esatweledech ...honebachewu lemelesawyan yemeles aqwam [Visitor]
lam esatweledech ...honebachewu lemelesawyan yemeles aqwam

Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam is a nightmare for the meles kids.
This time they are put in the worst situation by their own boss (malasa). malas boasted to wokout if the demand of Africans are not met. But he ate out of the hands of the powers he boasted to fight.
That way he put his kids in a difficult position. So they have to be engaged in insults of the respected prof. Most of the insults manifest how much these kids are desperate nowadays.
Just check some of the posts above.
Poor Dawit K [Visitor coudln’t handle the facts brought up against meles by the prof.prefered to report to the audience “the magnificient achievements” malas made.
Another,disarrayed by malas’ stand told us the following:"…Remember our economy and leaders are even praised by the president of the United States of their greatness…”
Funny one. That praise won’t create a piece of bread for the starving citizens.
There is no one who could callenge the prof.
Sorry for these kids. It’s hard for them to…no skills…They know that they’re criminals. The world politics is changing …no place to hide. …diaspora is all over the world…So they have to stick to their dirty war and defamation of Ethiopians…
They should know that won’t last long. Repent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12/20/09 @ 15:53
Comment from: ፊታውራሪ Free [Member]

Halafi, you should know that a child can master more than three languages at a time. I know that you are struggling from a minor tribal virus, but don’t take the fact that students in Tigray learning three language for something hurtful or shameful or disadvantageous when it is in fact a big opportunity that would serve them amply later in life. It is an opportunity that will give them the chance to work almost everywhere in the country. Whether you like it or not, Amharic is the official language of the country, and there is nothing wrong with teaching students the language. It would be a crime if a school denies them that right for it will restrict their chance of getting a job only in Tigray. For your information though, i remember reading awhile back that the ministry of education deciding all english based private schools in Addis to follow the same curriculum with the public schools. Another note, did you know that meles has decided to shut all schools(from elementary to university) in the country before may, that is two months earlier, so that there wont be any student demonstrations against an election that he is so sure will be rigged by his cadres? Imagine, how students will be afftected. That will literally cost every student a year’s worth education for the reason that ‘yene tolo tolo bet gidigidaw sembelet’ or ‘enkuans zembobish endawum teza nesh’, and will affect most of them for the years to come. On the other hand, as you rightfully pointed out, meles’s gun loving daughter is preparing herself in one of the most celebrated university in the world with a money that was stolen from all Ethiopians including the unfortunate children from Tigray.

12/20/09 @ 16:13
Comment from: yenegewsew [Visitor]

Mr. Alemayehu G. Mariam with all my respect I always tray to understand your point of view on the most of your articles but I couldn’t find one with balanced rational political point instead all of them based on your heat and betray negative fillings. Place sir sick help your impromptu analyses are all the same boring and with any fact like always. Professor the people are ahead of you they don’t see things by the title instead by your character and what come out from your mouth or your writing. The new generation is very wise. Don’t think because you professor what ever you say is credible or acceptable. You are not nearly close to the reality. Did you ask your slave about your reaction? If not as an Ethiopian brother place sick help before it is too late.

12/20/09 @ 16:41
Comment from: Alama [Visitor]

The woyanne jackals are only doing
their job that has been directed
from the so called woyanne foreign
ministery and typical woyanne trick
every paid cadre with 3-5 comments
and different names, it is really
hard to respond in a normal manner
to these jungle inhabitants.

prof al with no question is becoming
nightmare for the whole woyanne camp
activists,and as i have said it in
my previous comment with their rude
behavier they have long crossed the
line as if they are still in dedebi

12/20/09 @ 16:47
Comment from: Halafi Mengedi [Visitor]
Halafi Mengedi


Your defense is not for the plight of the nation but for the pride of your language and culture to spread and one Amara Ethiopian. This true dream and believe in every Amara person living in this planet. I do not have any hate towards Amharic language except respect as one of our ethnic language and should be practiced by the indigenous people in the region. I do understand your parents have been working hard over 100 years to convert different Ethiopian ethnics to your like one Amara language and people instead of admire them as our diversity and colorful language and culture a rich country can possesses.

Free you do not have any iota what I am talking about because I walked through it as the rest of Aromo, Somali, Afar, Guragea and other Ethiopian ethnics, you did not. If there was an advantage to kids to impose three languages to master in early stage in their developments, the Amara people could have thought their children 80 Ethiopian ethnic languages 100 years ago since the entire economy were under their disposal to invest it in their own Amara kids. I am not opposing Amharic language, but all ethnic languages should be thought to the respective ethnics in their state and English should be given more priority to all Ethiopians and understand the subject thou rally to be come more productive to the country than the previous generation the memorize and pass from class to class and pretend like uneducated person after all those years spent and the country west so much resources.

Recently MEDREK party proposed the national language to be Amharic and Oromia; I opposed it because we do not need kids to study four languages and Amara kids to study three languages. At the same time the country should not incurred so much cost to convert books in to different languages. Since we use English books and we teach them in English, why not expand it and spend more time and resources to be more effective and qualified educated people to come out from school and change the life of our citizens???

Why an engineer can not design a simple house any experienced peasant can do it???

Why our engineers can not do the road constructions instead of the Chinese???

Why our educated agriculturalists can not engaged in large scale farming and show to the rest of our societies to do the same???

Why our educated people in Business managements, marketing, accounting, finance can not create businesses and employ our people???

Why our educated people are so good in history, Geography and political science and want all of them to be PM of Ethiopia instead of the servant of the country in every field???

12/20/09 @ 16:59
Comment from: santos [Visitor]

Halafi Mengedi said,
“…Meles why you allowed your children to go none Amharic, English only private school in Addis Ababa city while the Tigray state imposed by Amharu from the ministry of Education forced Tigrayan kids to learn three languages involuntary at the same time and none of the language never mastered to grasp the necessary understanding of the subject matter in class rooms for all subjects and ended up unproductive citizens???..”

Who a f**k are you?Are u from other world?

And are u saying studing amharic is punishment?Please don’t study amharic if you want.By the way,you r not doing a favor for amhara by studing amharic.Due to histrical reasons it is national language which other ethnic groups use communicate between each other and belive me they dont see it as you do.And as far as I know your kids study in Tigrigna and learn amharic as a language.

For your information Tigray is not oppresed by Melese it is others ethnic groups that are oppressed.

12/20/09 @ 17:41
Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Member]

Halafi Mengedi [Visitor]

Why is that you are specifically speaking for Tigray people, what about the people on the Omo, Benishangul, Ogaden and in most of the Afra region who have never seen any civilization? Are they not Ethiopians and what is the big deal about the suffering of Tigray people than others?

I am not getting this point about Tigray.

12/20/09 @ 19:03
Comment from: What a Waste! [Visitor]
What a Waste!

Dear Prof. Al Bundy,

In the vocal Ethiopian Diaspora, that is not known for its voracious reading or eloquent writing, you have somehow found yourself anointed as its spokesperson. This seems to have gone to your head and you have stopped taking your audience seriously by writing anything that came to your mind as if things would be right just because you wrote them. It is a shame since you could have used your time and talent to do good things if you stop believing your own PR, Professor ‘Wonderful.” Should you keep going thinking people will treat you with the same respect reserved for Al Bundy of “Married with Children” fame. Please do something that you and your family would be proud of years from now. Standing at a street corner and insulting people should be beneath you. Hoping that you have some redeeming qualities left, I wish you all the luck in toppling the Meles government by the sheer force of your insults.

12/20/09 @ 19:07
Comment from: Tafesse [Visitor]

Supporters of Alcapone,
Your high priest, the no-good-professon brings you only an ill wind that brings no one no good. Carry on like you do and your frustration will end you in mental asylum. Get well soon.

12/20/09 @ 19:12
Comment from: mershiti [Visitor]

let me say something here FOR THIS SO CALLES ALMARIAM…do u think ethiopians believe you when u preach hate of a fellow coun try man representing africa in such previlege
aye abeshoch beka yehe mikegnenet yizon eske mekabir lihed new…..
so almariam get life jealousy is a weak emotion and trust me ethioppians are no more fool to believe opposers of your caliber and to put u in power….

12/20/09 @ 19:37
Comment from: Abe [Visitor]

G/marim problem is inferior complex personality.Nobody couldn’tstop him it is big problem in this world.There is no medication for it.

12/20/09 @ 19:42
Comment from: Coolman [Visitor]

Ato Tafesse,

good to see you back. I see that you did not lose your teeth. But, you are not biting as hard as before.
Hope you will stick around for a while. Just take it easy on the guy from Ankober and the Admin won’t delete your comments:) We need to hear strong voices from both sides of the spectrum, now even more than ever before.


12/20/09 @ 20:04
Comment from: Halafi Mengedi [Visitor]
Halafi Mengedi


I know what you are trying to point but let me tell you upfront, I am Tigrayan Ethiopia and I know much about Tigray more than the other regions what is going on. Oromo, Somali, Benishangule and other are not orphan regions; they have people in millions and let them speak up as they see it about their concerns.

Your concern is not about other ethnic groups I do not speak up but you are irritated talking about Meles deficiencies.

Why do I have to be a spokes person for others while they have more than us and if I do not speak for Tigray who will when the people who fought to get rid of poverty and corruptions became the mother of all time corrupts and looters???

BTW, Tigray does not have too many spokesmen; it has too many traitors and manipulators in the name of Tigray for a long, long time since King Yohannes dead.

12/20/09 @ 20:13
Comment from: Halafi Mengedi [Visitor]
Halafi Mengedi


Let me add two more points to your post.

1. Most of the time my post is to tell my fellow Tigrayans who are barking for Meles well being to stay in power to damage the nation further.

2. Meles and his cadres tell Tigrayans in Tigray state that with out Meles Tigrayans are nothing. I say to them is Tigray with out Meles and Sebhat will be something better than what it is now and Tigray with Meles and Sebhat is nothing but Nechlebash, Chin Gered and servants.

12/20/09 @ 20:46
Comment from: Diriye [Visitor]

Here we go Nazereth !!!!

Wether Africa found enough or not
of money they requesting is not issue.
We Ethiopians are not more than one
equal partner of what we gain as
Africans. But, why don’t we celabrate
the son of Axuma of Ethiopia was star
of Africa. Why don’t we are proud of
this. We celabrate when Ethiopian
football team win a game, because if
they win, the victory is for all of us
the name Ethiopia won. the samething is
happening now. The Ethiopia was one who
all Africa allowed to represent, that
our son Males bring glory for all our
name Ethiopia.
It is not matter if you are opposition
or not. you have right to be opposition
to Males. But, in this situation the
game is not personality of Males, it
is our name Ethiopia. and he is one
played and score goal.
Common, let us not be jealuousy and
envy. give a credit to this little
short brave man. He made history.
Live in America, and Americans and
many different people of many nations
that even known Ethiopia are asking us
now, Are you Ethiopian? and know the
name Males Zanawi, which became an
international celabraty. they will
say country where Males came from.
Let us be proud, what our African
brother trust us and how they honored
one Ethiopian to represent them. so,
honored all Ethiopian. US.

12/20/09 @ 20:53
Comment from: Abe [Visitor]

Meles never sold Africa.Already Africa sold many centuries,maybe Meles renewed the one of the century people sold .God bless Africa.

12/20/09 @ 21:03
Comment from: Halafi Mengedi [Visitor]
Halafi Mengedi

Diriye said,

“why don’t we celabrate the son of Axuma of Ethiopia was star of Africa. Why don’t we are proud of this”


Ethiopia never had a son Duriye like Meles before and never celebrated for Wombede Duriye looter.

you see in the circle of Wonbede and Duriye world, when one of them loots, they cheer, when one of them kills for a penny they cheer and when one of them betray his nation they cheer.

Therefore, we are not in circle of Wonbede and Duriye world and we can not cheer and celebrate when the person who sold all Africans to European proposals.

Wonbede and Duriye never be proud of and cheered by any normal society.

12/20/09 @ 21:34
Comment from: Ali roble [Visitor]
Ali roble

As far as the failure of African leadership mediocre and Melez’s sleazy business are concerned, isn’t the old english cliche of “the dog ate our homerwork” rightly describe and sum up the whole debacle in the Copenhagen’s cacophany?

All I can say for now is Adious to the dictators, desposts and thugry infested league.

12/20/09 @ 21:49
Comment from: Shegaw - Yayew Hulu Yedenekal [Visitor]
Shegaw - Yayew Hulu Yedenekal

Free [Member]

Ant dedeb - Beyond Shenelle and Hamaressa no one speaks your amarigna - It has a limited use even inside the country.
Beside it is not the official language but “de facto language” and there is a big difference in that.
Also the audacity you have to tell those people from Tigray that learning your amarigna will benefit them in the future. Hello? ant dedeb - without any effort to learn your amarigna, they are still ruling you - so what is the need for it ?
Tigray without any amarigna is in control of the country starting from the airport to any places

12/20/09 @ 21:49
Comment from: ababu [Visitor]

I advise the delusional Al Mary visit Ethiopia before writing about it.
It is only fair that the writer knows his subject.

12/20/09 @ 22:43
Comment from: straight shooter [Visitor]
straight shooter

The $400 million offer by the United States was reasonable and practical. Who has hundreds of billion dollars to spare (except China) these days when all the countries are in deep recession?

From CBS’s 60 Minutes:
Would it surprise you to learn that one of the world’s most important Christian leaders, second only to the pope, lives in a country where 99 percent of the population is Muslim? His name is Bartholomew, and he is the patriarch of 300 million Orthodox Christians. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey, the latest in a line of patriarchs who have resided there since before there was a Turkey, since the centuries following the death of Jesus Christ.

That’s when Istanbul was called Constantinople and was the most important city in the Christian world. - 12-DEC-2009

12/20/09 @ 23:21
Comment from: straight shooter [Visitor]
straight shooter

Language and Manner can always be improved but people with horrible ideology and poisonous attitude go from being stinkers to horrific ending. The fact that Meles Zenawi and Mohamar Quadafi are representing Africa is simply very sad. Hypocrisy is said to come forth from the gentiles and we have been ruled under the gentiles for so long now. Hypocrisy in this case was best described by Obama, when he said something about moving one step forward and two steps backward. No one is speaking about the truth anymore be it from Ethiopia or abroad with the exception of A.G Mariam and few others. Even American newspapers once the beckon of truth and light are dimming by the months.

12/20/09 @ 23:41
Comment from: Watch Out! [Visitor]
Watch Out!

I can only say this, in Coppenhagen, there was big corruption, and even the enviromental activist people were mad about it. Because there was some letter between European Community, I don’t exactly recall which countries are involved, but the big enviromental guy, he is from England, Indian back ground was saying some illegal letter was going around. And the meeting was a disappointement for enviromental people and activist. Now I know why where ever there is dirt you will find Melese Zenewai. Shame on you Melese!!!!!!!!!!!!! You want to sell Africa and it’s people for money which you are using money for yourself! And those of you who are barking because melese was insulted are those who want to share the money!

Let me tell you something guys, money you can only use it when there is clean air and clean water and clean soil. Other wise If there is no clean air, and clean water every human being and plant and animals die immediately. So where do you want to use the money? In Heaven or Hell! Think about it! You have to support true enviromental Laws and Legislation. And oppose which are against Enviroment! Factory pollution, pesticides, and others too many. Go check on enviromental web sites.

12/21/09 @ 00:29
Comment from: Yirgacheffee [Visitor]


Stop pretending to care about the environment—-N—-I think Halafi Mengedi is absolutely right about you.

A week ago, all you could talk about was about Meles being a begger so on and so fourth. But now that you think Meles screwed up on his mission you are suddenly an environmentalist?….Plerase spare us the WUSHET!

12/21/09 @ 03:22
Comment from: endalu [Visitor]

Al Dont believe every think is are a very negative have no peace in your soul.We know like DR.Abebe a mayor addis elits have their ego up to thier nose.Shame on you .your title only confused you.Do not underestimate the mass.PROFFESOR!

12/21/09 @ 07:18
Comment from: ፊታውራሪ Free [Member]

Halafi, first of all i would like to remind you that i don’t consider myself an amara nor tigre nor anything but Ethiopian. In fact, mathematically speaking, i am more of a tigre than amara. Hence, your allegation of I, Free of, being interested in the domination of the amara culture over the other does not hold water. I consider all traditions within the country equal, and i certainly don’t have interest in seeing an Ethiopia without Ashenda in Tigray or Geda in the Oromos or terrace making in Konso and so on. Our diversity is what makes us beautiful, and i believe that all the necessary steps must be taken to preserve that richness. Nevertheless, there must be a language that we all can understand. As of current, Amarigna, which has been the lone official language of the country since time immemorial, is the only Ethiopian language that is spoken by the majority, and there is no need to change that in favor of a foreign language. What else is your reason other than inferiority complex and hate towards the Amharic language for your interest to see the adoption and domination of not your native language but a foreign language? Listen bro, our forefathers did not died in Metema, Adwa, Ogaden and else where in the country for the kind of Ethiopia you are madly advocating here. I prefer an Ethiopia without a language that is a common denominator to all than an Ethiopia where english is the working language. It will never happen in million years. It is shame that you are planning to give up what is yours for what is entirely foreign all because you hated to see Amarigna, your closest relative’s native language in the entire universe, succeed in the country. In another word, you are being the Qail/Cain of the bible, and your end wont be anything beautiful. You have mentioned how expensive it is going to be for Ethiopia if Oromigna becomes the second working language in the country, i agree with you, but it won’t be as expensive as adopting the english language in a country where only a fraction of the total population fully understands it. I don’t even know where to start to assess the cost of adopting the english language in a historically independent country with a colorful civilization. The bottom line is, whether we like it or not, Amarigna will continue to be the dominant language in the country and sooner or later Oromigna will become the second official language. But, that does not necessarily mean students will be required to master four languages. In my opinion, Oromigna will be only one course that will be offered for students who are interested in studying it. That is similar to what is French in the rest of Canada outside Quebec.

I forgot one more thing, If Oromigna is to become the second working language within the country, the Oromos first must agree to start using the Ethiopian Fidel instead of Latin to write it. This must be a condition that should be met before any change happens.

12/21/09 @ 13:01
Comment from: Adenagir [Visitor]

Dear Prof Al, you are such an amazing and eloquent writer. I admire your ability in gathering facts from every source to substantiate your argument. But, I have some reservations regarding the way you process those facts to draw a conclusion. From your articles, one can easily read how much you despise the PM of Ethiopia (Mickey Mouse). You never mentioned anything positive about the Mickey Mouse. I believe, he couldn’t stay in power for more than 18 years unless he has some good qualities. In order to synthesize a fair and balanced judgment, you need to look along that angle too. Otherwise, it is gone be a blind argument full of hatred.
Happy Christmas!

12/21/09 @ 13:23
Comment from: truth [Visitor]

What do you expect from banda
piglets? All the insult on the
professor is because he put the
fact as is and the banda piglets
and grand piglets cannot accept

12/21/09 @ 13:58
Comment from: Tafesse [Visitor]

Message to all, on either side of the logical divide: Merry Christmas to all. Over and above that I have no desire to call anyone more names than is coming to them. Al Capone, naturally, is asking for it. Brandishing titles does not impress people any more. Show it off in appropriate forums, for example, academia. That is not what we need now.

Coolman, thanks for welcoming me. You say there is less bite in my writing compared to my earlier contribution. You might be right. On the other hand, Al Capone, is a motherless swallow and you don’t kill swallows and sparrows with a cannon. You pick them with a sheperd boy’s catapult, some of you might recall from your days in the sorghum fields. What is more, the allignment of forces has changed significantly since the last year. Some politicians and their supporters have matured and read “the writing on the wall” and I have no wish to annoy and disappoint those who have had, at least partially, a change of heart. Otherwise, I am good, and I am even better when I am bad, like one famous actress used to say. Once again, to each and everyone of you, A Merry Christmas.

12/21/09 @ 14:36
Comment from: wadani [Visitor]

Be a free minded Ethiopian, you don’t need it to change your colors dash ethnic to Tigray.

Now in the same culture, every highlander of habasha person somehow is trying to relate him/her self with Tigray either mother/father sides. What kind of Habasha’s easy color changing, they now flooding like water into Tigray lineages roots.
Hey be free minded and stay who you are, believe it or not you don’t need it to take new adventure and relations with Tigray.Just being an Ethiopian and a modern person is enough for you. Unlike the famous lie of that amazingly if ASKED the 80 million Ethiopians all of them would claim they born in Addis, now they started the most habasha including the Eritreans, their father/mother sides was from Makele or Tigray.

This culture is more popular now among those supporter of the Melse regime, including some Somalis in JIgJiga they now started to lie and claim that his wife is from Tigray etc, Of course, since the Somalis never had before any mix intermarriage relations with habasha, no one would be believing them if they claim too they have blood relations with Tigray so they Famous is that his wife is from Tigray and she very close to MELESE,Mesfin,Samora or aby sahay etc…

We should be avoiding, a culture of color and tribe changes. The bad habits ofthat running away of that who you are and where you belong is kind of running of where the sky RAINED to and follow the greenish areas for grazing. Guys stay to where you belong and we should force the sky to rain equally in all lands of Ethiopia.

You don’t need it to lose it your old house over unknown and strange ones. If you born that as Ahmara person then be and fight until the sky rains equally for Ethiopians.
We should all believed that who we are and not less or a more Ethiopian, we should learn that Ethiopia and her peoples are one and equal, not to follow the power and change of each time our culture, language and religion and why we do that? It’s because of lack of in equality for the Zaginet and the corruptions and abuses of the systems by those power holders.

Also, that we can’t be all (81mil)from Addis ababa but, of course it’s our federal capital but we should learn that we could born in other cities, towns and villages and yet you could be the most civilized person. It’s nothing wrong of that being from villgers.Of course we can’t all born that we were from Addisababa!

12/21/09 @ 15:07
Comment from: Zerayakob Yared [Visitor]
Zerayakob Yared

On both sides of MEREB, from Qarora until ALEWEHA-MILASH TIGRIGNA will remain as the national language of those sons and dauthers of TSION. Those sons and dauthers of TSION will be always ready to live in the federal system with all the cultural and etc etc diversity with all other beloved Ethiopian People from Gambella until Afar and from Ogaden until Gondar.

Students of the universities of SAWA,ASMARA,AXUM and MEKELLE must respect this holy opinion, which is supported by 98% of Ethiopians.
If those Students and hoteliers in the known holy land of Tsion do not want to follow this reality, the can go to the hottest hell on earth, or in the GEHNEBE-ISSAT. It is better to live in the most reactionary ‘vision’of RAS SEYUOM MENGESH YOHANNES than to replace YE’GEEZ BEKIR LIJIN TIGRIGNA with any thing else.

It is said, that Haile Selassie talked to RAS SEYOUM about starting a modern school in TIGRAY. The most ‘humble’ and reactionary TIGRAWAY ever lived in TIGRAY, RAS SEYOUM, gave the answer to Haile Sellasie, ” YE’TIGRAY HIZB TSIONIN AGELGLONA MERETUN ARSSO MENOR NEW BAHILU! SILEHONEM ZEMENAWI TIMHIRT-BET AYASSFELGEWUM! ZEWDE ena MENGESHA ENGLIZE(England) HEDEW YIMARALU, ENESSUW YIBEQUTAL !!

If those hoteliers and so called Students in the holy land do not respect the national language from QARORA until ALEWEHA-MILASH, then they can go to hell and TIGRAY stays in its ‘DINQURNA’ like RAS SEYOUM wished it.


12/21/09 @ 15:09
Comment from: katikala [Visitor]

nice article. the mouse that roared…lol

12/21/09 @ 16:51
Comment from: zena girma [Visitor]  
zena girma

The Copenhagen summit has everything to do do do with some of the world’s most corrupt
dictators and regimes exorting billions.
First and foremost, who elected Meles to
represent the African continent? Second,
what is his proposal tell us about when
he unveiled his plan in which rich
countries would provide money to poor
ones? If it is true that Obama had a
chat with Meles about it,it is our
responsibility to follow that we don’t
go through the same problem again.

12/21/09 @ 17:00
Comment from: netsanet [Visitor]

For Woyane cyber fighters,
You are barking like those dogs who bark when they sense danger around them. I don’t blame you, because if you don’t do your job properly, that stupid GIMGEMA will debilitate you. Secondly, you have to show your loyalty to your master. The amazing thing is your barking intensifies whenever this professor writes something about your master. That means he really touched your master’s nerve well. Anyway, sorry for you.

12/21/09 @ 17:42
Comment from: Giday [Visitor]

It is very true Meles is the rat that roared. He is the African traitor.

Meles is there only to cry loud, pick up the money thrown at him and to run fast to his bank. This traitor will sell his own children if anyone shows him money.

Sadly the rich world knows whom they are dealing and they tease him by throwing out dollar figures. By then he has lost his mind and the whole purpose why he was there in the first place.

Meles might have made a back door deal for himself while betraying African leaders and the whole African continent who are going to be dying because his ignorant and greedy deal.

12/21/09 @ 18:09
Comment from: mershiti [Visitor]

i am sure u are weyane supporter and pretending here to be in an opposer…

12/21/09 @ 20:24
Comment from: Baldnugly [Visitor]

justrezzz ( visitor)
wow!!!!! you are hilarious my brother. Have you considered comedy?
I gotta say Bill Maher has nothing on you!!!!!

12/21/09 @ 22:21
Comment from: No Name [Visitor]
No Name

Al Mariam is using different names here and praising waht he vomited …
How else can anybody think what someone else vomited is good!?

12/21/09 @ 23:21
Comment from: Alama [Visitor]

After looking to all the comments
above i came to a conclusion that
prof Al is a giant nightmare for
the armed robber gang in Ethiopia
they give a strong message to the
jackals in diasspora to go to war
with the mighty prof even though
they again proved how small wise
they are by only attacking the highly respected person among the
Ethiopians and they are only a bunch of loosers from up to the least and dont be a fool to believe that they are only illitrates from dedebit there are many sold outs being financed by
a saudi tujar or ministry of woyanne forein affairs even some europeanslike the once from d.l.a
piper whom once woyanne has send to Eurpean union on behalf of the
woyanne clique for talks about human right in Ethiopia.Like i have said it again and again this gang leaves no stone unturned for their existence and the saudi tujar has his part of contributio

12/22/09 @ 06:34
Comment from: shining starR [Visitor]
shining starR

Well well well, look who replied to Prof. Alemayehu’s post. TPLF cadres ofcourse!

Sweet Jesus, what would happen to these cadres if there were 100 Professor Alemayehus’?

GOD BLESS YOU Dr. Al Mariam. You have done a fantastic job. If only other so called “educated ethiopians” had anywhere close to half of the gut and intellect you have.

Please keep writing. might be Neo-Aiga but I guess we have no choice. KEEP IT UP.

12/22/09 @ 06:48
Comment from: Analytic Machine [Visitor]
Analytic Machine

It is interesting to note that the Mouse always had been on the losing end of all negotiation he has been involved in.

In 1991, eventhough both President Carter and Defense Minster R. Cohen were asking him to claim Assab, the Mouse landlocked Ethiopia in a one-sided negotiation with Shaebia.

In 2000, the same mouse gave Badme to Eritrea in a negotiation that essentially disowned the victory Ethiopians had over Shaebia. A victory that involved the sacrifice of atleast 50,000 Ethiopians!

Now he betrayed Africans and gave up on his own promise to “walk out.”

I am trying to understand the “intellect” of the mouse that many of the TPLF cadres are claiming. Where is the intellect in all of these major f-ups? Any cadre willing to explain?

12/22/09 @ 07:53
Comment from: [Member]

ፕሮፈሶር !!
የምትጽፈው ለምን ለማን እንደሆነ ታውቀዋለህ: መራቀቅህና ደርሶ የሼክስፒር ስኮላር መሳይ ብዕር በመከናነብ የምትጥለው የእንግሊዝኛ ቃላትና ፍሬዞች ጨርሶ ጋባዥነት የሌላቸው ራስን በራስ የመሸንገል አቓም ያላቸው በተለይ እንግሊዘኛ 2ተኛ ቓንቓው ለሆነ ዜጋ እንደ ነቀርሳ እንደሚታዩ አትርሳ :: “…..the trumpeted bravado….” bla bla ” …. haranged ….” እንደገና ቀጠል አረክና “….the bravado was replaced by :servile groveling : ብለህ ጨረስከው :: አይ እመቤቴ የክርስቶስ እናት ምን አልኩሽ .. እንደገና ብሪታኒካ ፍለጋ! …:: ከዚያ ቀጠል አደረክና “….Zenawi was Whipsailed…”
አልከዋ !! እሰይ የዕምዬ ልጅ የትምህርት ጥጋብ ማለት ይሉሃል ይህ ነው: ትምህርት በጠሰ ማለት ልጅ ሆኜ አይገባኝም ነበር:ለካስ ይህ ኖርዋል ተማሙቶ መራቀቅ ሌላውን ዜጋ የበታች አርጎ ትምክህተኝነትን መፍጠር?!

ለዳያስፖራ ተቀናቃኝ ከሆንክ እንዴት እራስህን አላመቻቸህም ለ daily talk shows on sundays or any prime time . አንተና አንተን መሰሎች ወጣ ወጣ ማለት ካልጀመራችሁ እና ሌላው ዓለም እንዲያውቃችሁ ካልሆናችሁ ጭሁወታችሁ መና መሆኑን እወቁት ::

ይህ የመራቀቅ ፍካሬ ዘ ጻድቃን ድንጋጌ እነ Time megazineም እነ Financial times ና እነ Tne Economistም ይህንን የቃላት ጥንታዊ የብሪታኒካን ፋሽን አልደነገጉብንም ደርሶ የአሪስቶክራቶች አሪስቶክራት ልሁን ነው የምትለን …እንዴት ይህችን ቡትታም እናት ሃገርህን እረስተህ “…the farcial saga of the african delegation ..” እያልክ ከመቀለድህ አልፈህ
ፅሁፍህን ጣዕም ለመስጠት ነው መሰለኝ, ዝቅ ብለህ ደግሞ በተናጠል ዓረፍተነገር የሚከተለውን ጻፍክ “… compare this meleses braggadocio…"አንተንስ እንዴት ዓይረብሽህም ይህንን ዓይነቱን እነ George will and william F Buckely እንኻን ለመጠቀም ቸል የሚሉበትን ቃላት መወርወር?

ዲር አሌክስ ! እስከዛሬ ታግሼህ አለሁ ,ዛሬ ግን ይህ በአበሻ መካከል ብቻ ዝና የሚያስገኝልህን ለገበታ እንኻ የማይበጅ ጽሁፍህን አሻሽለው;የሶስተኛው ሃገር ውላጅ መሆንህን በምንም ዓይነት አያረሳስልህም ይህ ሃቅ ነው::

12/23/09 @ 13:39



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