“…Wishes to attack ‘Eritrea’ directly [by Ethiopia]; and thinks this is the easiest and shortest way to be gone. Why not!!! At last what we need is lasting Peace, whichever way it comes is not a question. Peace is Peace and that is what we are looking for and we will need to pay for it. Every Dear thing has a price to be paid for,” Dessale Berekhet said.
I was definitely hammered to write this short article when a friend of mine Dessale Berekhet commented me that the invasion of Ethiopia over Eritrea could bring a lasting peace to our region and particularly in Eritrea. Obviously, as advocator of democratization through non violence patterns of struggle for change, I do have different perspective from him as a sustainable peace could not be ensured by violence or war as Dessale frequently campaigned. A permanent peace can only be built by developing a mutual understanding, cooperation and benefit. I believe that Ethiopia’s attack over a sovereign state is solely a reflection of its historic hegemonic character to appear as a dominant state in the Horn of Africa. At present time the belligerence of Ethiopia in our region becomes explicit as PM Hailemariam said in no uncertain terms, “His government will not tolerate the one man government in Eritrea interference in Ethiopia any more. He said the strategy has changed meaning the no war no peace strategy has expired!” (http://www.aigaforum.com/). Continue reading »