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February 12, 2012

When you are defeated, you only know how to be defensive. When you have nothing to show, you become agitated and destructive. As they say, when your boat is sinking, you believe it is not. When you believe nobody will hold you accountable on your actions, you throw things recklessly. This is the story of EDA/Awassa gathering, which took the struggle for democracy as far as the liberation era that can only be described as a ruthless culture, revolving around President Isayas Afeworki of Eritrea more than the people and the country itself. Either we have it our way or Eritrea goes down to hell is their motto, which is a dangerous view that undermines everything Eritrea has done and achieved.

This act of both flouting and stifling democracy in Eritrea is finally brought to the surface following the Awassa congress. Now, the Awassa congress echoes on Paltalks as the best opportunity Eritreans have ever gotten. The National Council of the Awassa and its rank and file continue to paint the congress as the last ditch to save Eritrea. Everything is geared to boost the support of the Awassa congress, as this is believed to be the best way to legitimize the Congress.

One of the legitimacy arguments of EDA/Awassa stems from a certain magic number, which are the 600 people. They claim the number is too big and that it should be embraced as a representative of Eritrean people. The fact is the number could have gone more that 600 or less than 600, but it could not have changed the result of the Awassa congress either in content or in format. What is the point? The track record of EDA on numbers, quotas, and representations has been of gerrymandering and manipulating, which is a ground conducive to build their own power in post PFDJ Eritrea. During the 2010 Addis Ababa conference, for example, the number of attendees was 50% less than the Awassa congress, but the number was never an issue. The issue has been and continues to be about stifling a true inclusive political process, which has been the hallmark of EDA. Therefore, the political prescription used in the Awassa congress is similar to that of 2010 Addis Ababa conference, alienating the vast majority of the Eritrean Diaspora population. After all, having large number of representatives is not the same as having democratic representation, and this where EDA leaders are frantically trying to hoodwink the public. But this is not a onetime manipulation or revelation in the history of EDA; it is a consistent pattern and a ruthless culture designed to transform tyranny and societal conflict in Eritrea. Remember, it was not long ago that over 3,000 Somalis convened a conference in Djibouti. But the conference was noticeably a failure despite the big number.  

Behind all this political engineering and plot lurks Meles regime as determined as ever to block any meaningful reconciliation among Eritrea opposition forces that might be an obstacle to its ‘regime change’ policy in Eritrea. And, brazen as it is, EDA leadership contends that Meles regime’s support is a backbone needed to achieve democratic change in Eritrea. EDA leadership further holds that the idea of Ethiopian threat to Eritrea is simply a fear hysteria Eritreans could not overcome; of course, pointing finger at the PFDJ as a main source of fanning such a fear to prolong its reign of power in Eritrea. But such flimsy portrayal of Eritrean people about Ethiopia does not pass the test of public scrutiny. It is public that Meles regime is using EDA as a firewall for its hegemonic policy on Eritrea.

Leaving the PFDJ aside, Eritreans do not orchestrate conspiracy or play fear when it comes to Meles regime. It is a record that Meles regime is working to effect ‘regime change’ in Eritrea by any means, primarily by military means. Hence, the assertion of EDA that there is no Ethiopian threat to Eritrea is very much convoluted; and it will drive a fierce surge of opposition by Eritreans against such a dangerous partnership with Ethiopia. After all, it is unEritrean to give a standing ovation for a foreign force. Rather, it should be understood by EDA that its partnership with Meles regime would not help it find its place in Eritrea. Again, at every stage, Meles regime employed its media and other resources to divide Eritrean nationalities for its own political and policy interest, and EDA is trying its best to internalize such a policy message on its part. It is no accident that a radio station, “Voice of Eritrea”, which is managed by Meles regime is broadcasting a dangerous campaign against Eritrea everyday from Mekele, Ethiopia.  

EDA leaders seem to say that they are fighting against dictator like the rest of Eritreans; they say they are for democracy and justice in Eritrea. In fact, they stretch too much to prove that they are for genuine democracy in Eritrea. The problem is this: unlike other opposition forces, EDA’s politics, principles, organizational culture, and conscience…Etc resides within Meles regime. This makes EDA leaders a bunch of immature political personalities; it makes them dangerous who depend on Meles regime what and how to manage their affairs instead of making Eritrean people the epicenter of the struggle. Of course, EDA leaders will continue to claim their relationship with Meles regime is based on a genuine support for democracy in Eritrea. Getting a genuine support is one thing, but supporting Meles regime to effect ‘regime change’ in Eritrea is a crime that will not find a place in the hearts and minds of Eritrean people. Yes, the vast majority of Eritreans supports change in Eritrea, but not in the manner that EDA leaders think and see things through their surrogate mother, the Meles regime.

But what these Eritrean pseudo-political experts failed to understand is that the Eritrean people are not buying into their line of ‘we are for democracy; we are against the dictatorship of President Isayas Afework.’ Yes, irrespective of how the EDA leaders want to paint their critics as “PFDJ”, nothing could be further from the truth. The opposition against the EDA establishment is as Eritrean, patriotic, and democratic as it should be. The bottom line: EDA can no longer whitewash the stand of the vast majority of Eritreans with their fiery rhetoric. Continuing on this path clearly demonstrates that EDA leaders are living in a different world, from feigning as defenders of democracy to maliciously collaborating with Meles regime to manufacturing lies against many Eritrean voices/forces. And yet, EDA leaders seem to have no idea as to the nature of the opposition stack against them.

So, besides standing solid, what can we do to stop these politically and morally corrupt, unprincipled, and can do nothing EDA/Awassa brute forces’? Opposing alone is not enough. What we need to do is challenge the ideas and thinking of EDA that has become a breeding ground for polarization and disunity of Eritrean people. We should be on a solid grasp that the strength and power of both EDA and Meles regime resides in our disunity, which serves as a powerful instrument to undermine our collective struggle for democracy. Focus on the danger that the EDA and Meles regime are bent on internalizing the culture of disempowerment, ‘we cannot do it ourselves, Eritrean people are incapable of removing tyranny’ and the introduction of fear and defeatism into the psyche of Eritreans through false campaign/message. Finally, the impact of attacking every genuine voice considered against EDA is another campaign driven to condemn critics and to silence others from voicing and raising hard questions about EDA. Imagine doing the unthinkable and that is attempting to throw the half-century defiance of Eritrean people down the drain.

Final note, Eritreans in general and the Diaspora in particular should come to grips with the danger the Eritrean opposition is facing, and begin to understand the root cause of it. And the root cause of this danger is Ethiopia’s well-concerted campaign to impose its own reality upon Eritrean politics for the sake of its own interest. Its primary target to reach its goal is attacking the democratic forces of Eritrea – and not ideas but characters of democratic personalities and groups whose positions are considered a threat to Ethiopia’s interest. Yes, hidden behind democratic support for Eritrea, Ethiopia is determined more than ever to shape Eritrea’s destiny by lifting a small group of Eritreans (EDA and its associates) to prominence at the expense of Eritrean genuine democratic forces, as well as by deliberately undermining the values and cultures that enabled Eritrean people to come together and decide their own fate. This is a threat and unhealthy for Eritrea’s future and we need to take a drastic measure to reverse it. I am referring to defeating such a danger not by resorting to labeling and condemning (because that would be reading from their book), but by articulating the dangers and flaws of both EDA and Ethiopia and waging a transparent public campaign. We can no longer allow ourselves to fall prey to the politics of Meles regime. 

 Posted by at 6:55 pm

  13 Responses to “Flouting Democracy: the EDA/Awassa Way …Solomon Haile”

  1. Now I see the Eritrean style coming back to its nature. Just because you heated a government in power doesn’t give you the right to sell the country to its enemies. One will do this, like what the EDA are doing, if one is hopeless and sees no chance of coming to power in a democratic situation. It looks like what they care is coming/getting to power by any means. What a poor mind and a cheap group is the EDA!

  2. Greetings everybody,

    Transforming Eritrea from a State into a Nation through a Constitutional and Institutional Unity in Diversity and Democratic Governance

    Unity without Diversity Dies! Eritrea under the rule of one front called PFDJ without a constitution dies! If Eritea dies the PFDJ as part of Eritrea also dies. This is a win-win game for Satan and his host of both incarnate and discarnate demonic armies who are out to destroy human souls before Lord God Jesus Christ comes to destroy them and their works. On the flip side of the coin, this is a lose-lose situation for the PFDJ and Eritrea for the simple reason that if Eritrea dies the PFDJ will also sooner or later die. It is all about knowing what is life and what is death and understanding that those who come by the sword will also go by the sword, whether or not that sword be human or Divine. Does the PFDJ want to die by killing Eritrea and itself daily as it rules in Unity without Diversity or will it allow Eritrea to be governed by a constitution, the supreme law of the land and not one man or party, before all the harm is done? The PFDJ can only answer this question of its death and life within the context of a state killing itself and its citizens! Mind you, death sets in when life leaves and as death and life are relative, one can die in the heart, died in the mid, and die in the will before dying in the body. The body of man is Earthly and as such, the dust returns to dust when the soul that animated it leaves to heaven or hell, to the Kingdom of light or the kingdom of the dark, to eternal life in God through faith in Jesus Christ, or to eternal death through faith in man or Satan. Does the PFDJ want to go to heaven or hell? Mrs. PFDJ, aim for heaven and not for hell on behalf of the Eritrean populace and your very soul!

    Eritrea will live when the PFDJ opts to apply the 97 Eritrean constitution and the Eritrean people will have a government from the people, by the people, and for the people, in a constitutional, institutional, and pluralistic democratic governance. Here, the people of Eritrean can elect their representatives into office or out of office in fair, competitive, and transparent multiparty elections in their unity in diversity. This can only be ushered into reality when all citizens strive to achieve Eritrean unity in diversity under the supreme law of the land, the constitution of a would be Eritrean nation, a diverse people sharing a common territory and striving to live in peace and harmony with themselves and others.

    Diversity without Unity also Dies! Eritrea under the rule of the would be powers of EDA and others of diverse political persuasion outside it also dies because there is nothing that binds them into a united Eritrean collectivity. They have neither a common vision for themselves as diverse groups of sociopolitical and politico-military entities of mundane and sometimes strange kind nor for the Eritrean populace whose organic evolution have been arrested by many a revolution from inside and colonization from outside. These just kill themselves and each other before they can even think of saving others from death and nothing much of any common good seems to come into being out of these plethora of religious, regional, ethnic, politico-military and sociopolitical gatherings. It is all do or die and if nothing seems to happen, it is because death is relative and they are slowly dying, as is also the case of the Eritrean people under the rule of the PFDJ.

    A people who have no say on what matters for their individual or collective well being that would crystallize their diversity into a functional unity cannot be truly alive. Eritrea can only become free and alive when its diversity is crystallized into its unity around core and organic values of the societies that make up Eritrea under the rule of law that constitutes them into a united whole, a nation functioning under a constitution that binds all its citizen in unity in diversity and equality. This would usher the dawn of an Eritrean nation under the supreme law of the land, the constitution of a nation in action and function and instead of dying daily, Eritrea will start living again. An unborn nation like many and Eritrea, a nation without a constitution in function, is just a notion in motion without action or application. Apply the 97 Eitrean Constitution for Eritrea to be born and toddler its way to its adulthood, a civilized nation governed by the rule of law in its unity in diversity in action and function.

    Death is relative as is life! There is death of one’s mind, there is death of one’s heart, and there is death of one’s will till the dust returns to dust, till one’s body dies and is buried in the Earth from where it came, and this could happen before one lives to do good for one and for all. Ultimate unity in diversity is only found in the Holy Trinity with you in His Universe, in hell or in heaven: This much about the Holy Trinity, a Triune God Embracing Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Three Distinct yet Equal Persons and Indivisibly One God. Amen! Peace and love to one and to all!

    In Peace Profound

    Donsar Solomon Beniraza

    • Mr. Donsar Beniraza, that is a very fancy nickname.
      I am not sure if you are an Eritrean with Eritrea’s interest in mind or you are simply trying to feed us the Woyane Ethnic political crap of “unity in diversity”. I say you can do better than trying to sell us regurgitated Woyane rubbish that those shameful liars and beggars cannot even sell to the average Ethiopian in the street of Addis Abeba let alone to Eritreans.
      If that is what you have to do to get paid by the beggar Woyane regime, I say you are welcome to pack and move to Adwa. You can also take your Awassa friends with you.

      What you and your Awassa folks need to know is that Eritrean nationalism is a deep-rooted identity which took over 3 generations to realize. Do you honesty think Eritreans will have any respect for the so called Eritrean opposition who are conspiring with the Woyane regime who robbed, raped and murdered Eritreans.

      You are delusional

      • wka says:
        February 14, 2012 at 2:23 am .

        wka, find my response to your rejoinder below the material I quoted from one of your responses to what I have posted on another page, as the subject matter being discussed here is the same, about the Meles and Isaias regimes:

        “Beniraza, this is a beautiful song and it has nothing to do with what you are blabbering about.”

        What is blabbering? You learned that from your idol or your dad or your leader and so you are what you say.

        “ It is clear that you are a nothing but a stupid Woyane beggar who keeps posting the same cut and paste nonsense from Agia Forum. ”

        What is Woyane beggar? PFDJ and EPRDF are both lead by Tigrayans, President Isaias of Eritrea and Prime Minster Meles of Ethiopia. They are both Woyanes, communist revolutionaries presiding on the misery of the Eritrean people. I have never been part of these Woyanes but you are with Woyane Eritrea, the PFDJ.

        “You should ask your Woyane editors to write for you another song, this song is worn-out dedeb.”

        I don’t understand either of them, my brother or sister and, so, I write what post on this page myself. I have no boss except Lord God Jesus Christ. Other than that, you reap what you sow in your mind, heart, and acts and you shall be as much as you live or die in anyone of them. Don’t even think what your Isaias or their Meles say or do impress me. These two are disasters and they keep treading the path of the angel of disaster. Life is individual and never collective before the throne of truth and the truth shall set you free or condemn yo. If you believe life is sacred, don’t built dead monuments at the expense of dearlife, a people’s life of every one. Know yourself before you try to tell others about who they are.

        “Eritreans from all walks of life, creed and ethnic background bled and died together for many years for one and only one cause, Eritrea.”

        What is the point if Eritrea lives as it treads the path of misery in the family of every Eritrean. We valued Eritrea because we valued ourselves and gave Eritrea its validity. Now, Eritrea is just a PFDJ land, a land of many miseries while dancing the years away

        “Don’t let few sellouts fool you. Just like other societies we have few of our own who wouldn’t hesitate to sell their grandmothers to a bunch of lowlife beggars for breadcrumbs. Don’t you worry about our “unity” and or “diversity” all you need to do is trespass and you will find out. Don’t think confuse Eritrea with Gambela where you can rape, murder, loot and sell / rent land that doesn’t belong to you for pennies.”

        What you say above reflects the truth both in the rule of the Woyanes in Eritrea and the Woyanes in Ethiopia. Unity in diversity means unity of every individual with those he belongs, his nation, a natural constitution of organic societies as God created them, human beings on earth without distinction in their unity in diversity as communities of the same natural entit, humane humanity and not beastial brutality. The best thing man can do for man is to give him freedom to be free in his natural community, his families, their relatives, their neighbors, and compatriots, and so forth. Whoever you are, peace and love to you and to all!

        In Peace Profound,

        Donsar Solomon Beniraza

      • wka, a rejoinder to your rejoinder follows below:

        {{{Mr. Donsar Beniraza, that is a very fancy nickname.}}}

        Fancy or no fancy, it is a name.

        {{{I am not sure if you are an Eritrean with Eritrea’s interest in mind or you are simply trying to feed us the Woyane Ethnic political crap of “unity in diversity”.}}}

        Woyane Ethiopia, the EPRDF, and Woyane Eritrea, the PFDJ, are two sides of the same coin: They are headed by your master Isaias and their master Meles, two liars, robbers, and murderers of the Eritrean people from Tigray.

        {{{I say you can do better than trying to sell us regurgitated Woyane rubbish that those shameful liars and beggars cannot even sell to the average Ethiopian in the street of Addis Abeba let alone to Eritreans.}}}

        I agree with you that Woyane Ethiopia is a shameful liar but I also add that Woyane Eritrea is just the same. It is the stuff they are made of that makes them shameful liars, robbers, and murders. They inherited these traits from their forefathers. They bite the very hand that fed them.

        {{{If that is what you have to do to get paid by the beggar Woyane regime, I say you are welcome to pack and move to Adwa.}}}

        Adwa is for Meles as Tembien is for Isaias and I have always been wedi Mereb Milash. I am not an emigrant like Isaias who is destroying the very people who hailed him as their hero and son.

        {{{ You can also take your Awassa friends with you.}}}

        Who are my Awassa friends? I have never been to Awassa neither do I have any friends from there. The sons of the old Mahber-Andnet-Eritrea and RabiTa-al-Islamia-Eritrea, strange bedfellow, have much in common with the Woyanes in Eritrea, the new Mahber-Andnet of Eritrea or PFDEJ.

        {{{What you and your Awassa folks need to know is that Eritrean nationalism is a deep-rooted identity which took over 3 generations to realize.}}}

        Which Eritean nationalism? Isaias nationalism or EPLF nationalism? This is a nationalism vested on one man or one front which turned Eritrea into ungodly state and turned to devour anything the was remotely Eritrean in it. A nationalism that mowed down disabled veterans who made Eritrean Independence possible, burns bibles, removes the head of the Church of God and replaces him with its own anti-patriarch, to name just a few examples, cannot stem out from Eritrean nationalism. Only an anti-Christ can do that and Eritrea has the son of the Red Doctor or Marx or his spiritual counterpart, the Red Dragon or Satan,

        “Do you honesty think Eritreans will have any respect for the so called Eritrean opposition who are conspiring with the Woyane regime who robbed, raped and murdered Eritreans.”

        First of all, what you say above also applies to the Woyane regime in Eritrea. If you could have read what triggered your response to my post properly, you would have found the answer question concerning the “Eritrean opposition” of Awassa. I will put that part of my post that addressed them for you below:

        {{{ Diversity without Unity also Dies! Eritrea under the rule of the would be powers of EDA and others of diverse political persuasion outside it also dies because there is nothing that binds them into a united Eritrean collectivity. They have neither a common vision for themselves as diverse groups of sociopolitical and politico-military entities of mundane and sometimes strange kind nor for the Eritrean populace whose organic evolution have been arrested by many a revolution from inside and colonization from outside. These just kill themselves and each other before they can even think of saving others from death and nothing much of any common good seems to come into being out of these plethora of religious, regional, ethnic, politico-military and sociopolitical gatherings. It is all do or die and if nothing seems to happen, it is because death is relative and they are slowly dying, as is also the case of the Eritrean people under the rule of the PFDJ.}}}

        {{{You are delusional}}}

        What is delusional and why do you want to talk with one you call delusional? My friend, don’t you worry about who is delusional or not for the world of murderers and liars is the first delusional world and then the ignorant and the walking-dead come next. Peace and love to one and to all.

        In Peace Profound

        Donsar Solomon Beniraza

        wka says:

        February 13, 2012 at 2:54 am .

        Mr. Donsar Beniraza, that is a very fancy nickname.
        I am not sure if you are an Eritrean with Eritrea’s interest in mind or you are simply trying to feed us the Woyane Ethnic political crap of “unity in diversity”. I say you can do better than trying to sell us regurgitated Woyane rubbish that those shameful liars and beggars cannot even sell to the average Ethiopian in the street of Addis Abeba let alone to Eritreans.
        If that is what you have to do to get paid by the beggar Woyane regime, I say you are welcome to pack and move to Adwa. You can also take your Awassa friends with you.

        What you and your Awassa folks need to know is that Eritrean nationalism is a deep-rooted identity which took over 3 generations to realize. Do you honesty think Eritreans will have any respect for the so called Eritrean opposition who are conspiring with the Woyane regime who robbed, raped and murdered Eritreans.

        You are delusional

  3. Eritean unity is the main problem for Woyanne and their masters , so they devise a tool , bought a few wicked souls to fragment it by creating a decoy Edm/awassa garbage , but the bright outcome of this sell-out names used is, the Eritrean people are more sophisticated and determined , so their unity will be even more stronger than ever. Eritrea will prevail again as usual .
    God bless Eritrea

  4. First of all learn the basic of government:
    there is no difference between a State and a Nation. State is a different form of a nation, althoug there is a difference between a State and republic; none the less both are a form of a Nation.
    Awet n’ hafash

    • selam everyone and Badme,

      Badme, find my response below the quoted statemens from your post:

      {{{First of all learn the basic of government:

      there is no difference between a State and a Nation. State is a different form of a nation}}}

      State is a territory occupied by a populace ruled by a government. That is what Eritrea is under the rule of the PFDJ. Without a functional constitution, the supreme of the land which is above party or individual, great or small, rich or poor, wise or foo, anything can rule but it cannot govern. The State of those of the ruling and the ruled while nation is of those who govern and those who are governed

      {{{…althoug there is a difference between a State and republic; none the less both are a form of a Nation.}}}

      A republic can be a nation or a state. When a republic is ruled, it is a state. When a republic is governed, it is a nation.

      {{{Awet n’ hafash}}}

      The masses, in the time of the Eritrean Armed for Independences, and the Eritrean populace, after the dawn of Eritrea’s Independence, do not know each other in a “Nation State” mentality for they only know the state vested in one man or party. A Nation is a natural constract. A state is an artificial construct. Arteficial is dead and kills the people of the Artificial first and then, the dead start asserting that it is their state right to rule. Peace and love to you and to all.

      Donsar Solomon Beniraza

      Badme wrote:

      February 14, 2012 at 2:26 am .

      First of all learn the basic of government:
      there is no difference between a State and a Nation. State is a different form of a nation, althoug there is a difference between a State and republic; none the less both are a form of a Nation.
      Awet n’ hafash

  5. The Awassa Summit , lol what’s wrong with the opposition group these days? Can’t they just pull themselves together and demonstrate as a proper opposition party? How on earth can you convince the wider Eritreans of your agendas? First and foremost, you need to stand on your own two feet and not lean on the Ethiopian government’s shoulders who is an open enemy of the Eritrean people. Second, try to resolve the boarder issue between the two countries so that peace can prevail in the region. If you can do these two at least, a lot of Eritreans will be willing to hear what you say and support you as another party who can bring peace and stability to Eritrea.
    As it looks you are willing to sleep with the enemy in order to get in power, this isn’t going to bring anything good to the eritrean people and will be your downfall.
    So get serious and show us you are an alternative party to PFDJ by standing on your own two feet and stop crying on Ethiopia’s shoulders!

  6. I have never seen an Eritrean opposition party, group or individual that does not mimic a woyane agenda for Eritrea. Therefore, the president of Eritrea, Veteran freedom fighter, his Excellency Mr. Isaias Afeworkye is right. There is no such thing as Eritrean opposition; and you can take that to a bank, to your nearby woyane wegagen bank.

  7. Hi Donsar, I think you are confused in the meaning and concepts of nation and state.
    A nation is a body of people who share a real or imagined common history, culture, identity, religion, morality, language, traditions, ethnicity or ethnic origin; typically inhabit a particular country/territory/region. If you want example Kurdi, Somali….Afar. But a state is a sovereign entity (rules itself), within a defined/specific territory, that holds a monopoly of the legitimate use of violence in the enforcement of its order. Like Eritrea and other countries we see around. By the way Somali is the only nation and state country in Africa.

    • selam Amanuel and all,

      Amanuel, find my responses to your rejoinder below the quoted statements of your post:

      {{{Hi Donsar, I think you are confused in the meaning and concepts of nation and state.}}}

      There is no such thing as confused for the simple fact that everybody thinks the other guy is confused. I am not writing from a political theory point of view or any other here. In order to be confused, I have to follow others. I don’t and so I am not confused but have my own understanding of what I write. I write about a state as a ruled entity and I do the same about a nation as a governed entity. Then you talk about failed states and or nation as in Somalia and what have you.

      {{{A nation is a body of people who share a real or imagined common history, culture, identity, religion, morality, language, traditions, ethnicity or ethnic origin; typically inhabit a particular country/territory/region. If you want example Kurdi, Somali….Afar. But a state is a sovereign entity (rules itself), within a defined/specific territory, that holds a monopoly of the legitimate use of violence in the enforcement of its order. Like Eritrea and other countries we see around. By the way Somali is the only nation and state country in Africa.}}}

      There is a sovereign state and there is a sovereigh “nation sate”. Eritrea is a sovereign state but not a sovereign nation for a nation is one which is capable of embracing all its children, the people of the land, from far and near, good or bad, strong or weak, rich or poor, wise or fool without distinction, under the law of the land that unites them into a united whole, a constitution of a nation presiding over the people’s institutions are above any one man or group or party. Peace and love to you and to all.

      In Peace Profound,

      Donsar Solomon Beniraza

      Amanuel says:
      February 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm .

      Hi Donsar, I think you are confused in the meaning and concepts of nation and state.
      A nation is a body of people who share a real or imagined common history, culture, identity, religion, morality, language, traditions, ethnicity or ethnic origin; typically inhabit a particular country/territory/region. If you want example Kurdi, Somali….Afar. But a state is a sovereign entity (rules itself), within a defined/specific territory, that holds a monopoly of the legitimate use of violence in the enforcement of its order. Like Eritrea and other countries we see around. By the way Somali is the only nation and state country in Africa.

  8. Hello all of you , I wonder if these 600 in numbers know any thing about the history of eritrea. Eritreans are not ready to bloodshed as you wish , We remain silent not because we support the government but we find out that all the opposition are lairs more than any one . How could meles wish democratic eritrea he never think it will happen and that is what he want . Any thing you said about the awassa is really out of touch from all the eritrean people any one who deal with meles is just the same like meles and that is true.
    Meles is not a friend of democracy he is damping so many people inside prison and he is no more representing the ethiopian people in large.

    We eritreans know how and when to talk we have been under rage over and over and really , what will be the most stupid thing to think eritreans are working with meles to score a limitted political news on this web site. I want to tell all of you that there is no one listening to your paltalk and other news because all is just a game of kids talking bad about their enemy they have no clue how to build a sensible organisation and that hurts badly for any one to come to your side makes him fool,

    So please grow up