Feb 202012
 

 Some Ethiopian opponents are convinced that the United States may have already begun to discuss the succession of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
   The United States has already reportedly begun to check two options for what could follow after Prime Minister Meles Zenawi: he could either rapidly designate his own successor to prepare him for his role or he could establish government of national unity before the end of his term. Such is the belief of Ethiopian opponents who have had contacts with American diplomats in Addis Ababa or in Washington. These diplomats have had talks with the faction of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) headed by Kemal Gelchu, with the Ginbot 7 group led by Berhanu Nega and with Daoud Ibsa, the leader of another faction of the OLF who was discreetly invited to Washington at the end of last year. 

Several economic (higher inflation, rampant corruption) and political (the recent sidelining of 300 officers including Tigrayan generals) factors have led the U.S. officials to deem that Ethiopia is not immune to uncontrolled social explosions, even if theEPRDF governing coalition has the situation well in hand. Hence the idea that Meles Zenawi take the initiative to open his government to some opponents such as Birtukan Mideksa or Seye Abraha, who are currently undergoing training at Harvard University.

Failing that, the U.S. delegates reportedly suggested that Meles Zenawi should plan the period after he is no longer in power and prepare his successor, whether it be Tewodros Adhanom the current minister of health, Arkebe Oqubay (advisor to the Prime Minister) or former Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian army, the former General Tsadkan Gebre-Tensaewho now works for the UN in South Sudan. But Meles Zenawi is not believed to have favoured either scenario. 

 


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  1. Political_Hitman, find my responses to your rejoinder below the statements quoted from your post:
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    {{{Donsar S. Beniraza, all I can say is Phew! There’s too much information coming out from your end. You said:
    ‘I am Christian first, human second, and Eritrean third. I only know any Eritrean in the third degree. Eritrea is just a new colonial construct and has not refound itself in its natural state. Your beloved Eritrea in its natural state does not exist’
    Well, are you saying because you are a Christian your identity can belong to any other country in the world, as far as, there are other Christians like you? I completely disagree}}}

    My Christian identity belongs to no one but to Jesus Christ and the “world is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof” and you can “disagree completely” if you so wish but that won’t change anything.

    {{{ If you belong to one of the nine tribes of Eritrea then you are an Eritrean (that’s your identity, whether you are Christian, Moslem, non believer). Once your identity is confirmed then no one really cares if you are a Christian or a Moslem. This has been since ancient times or at least goes back to the days of my great- great- grand father.
    Yes my beloved Eritrea exists and has been where it is now since God has created it.}}}

    I hail from the land that has now been named Eritrea by Italian colonizers. The name Eritrea is new and the entity called Eritrea is new and has not evolved into a nation where all its citizens could be the masters of their destiny in their unity in diversity under the supreme law of the land, the constitution of a nation governing the institutions of the people, and not one man or party. The people of Eritrea existed since ancient times before Eritrea came into being and have been oppressed both from inside and outside till this day. The people of Eritrea make Eritrea and not murders, liars, and robbers from inside or outside and till that remains to be the case, Eritrea is as one defines it for himself or herself for there is no law that governs all citizen equally. Till this becomes a reality, Eritea is just a notion without justification on the ground as a land that embrace all its citizens equally before the eyes of the law of its citizenry.

    {{{You added :
    ‘he that pesecutes the Church of Jesus Christ is called an anti-christ and he who burns the Gospel Jesus Christ is also an anti-christ.’
    From the Christian perspective, you are right, he who burns the bible is Anti- Christ.}}}

    If you agree that ‘he who burns the bible is Anti-Christ”, then PFDJ has done that in Eritrea as the bride of the anti-Christ in Eritrea and that cannot be my Eritrea as a citizen let alone as a Christian. Christianity is a spiritual citizenship, a new creation, and my human citizenship is subordinate to it under any condition whatsoever as it is strictly a personal relationship of the Christian with Lord God Jesus Christ. Religion is a way of life but Christianity is life itself in Jesus Christ. I respect any human being as a sister or brother without distinction to what he or she is for that is called human brotherhood and any Eritrean is a human being first if indeed he/she has not lost their humane humanity and have been thrown into the world of beastial brutality.

    {{{However, I grew up in Eritrea and belong myself to one of the three common Christian church groups that has been in our country and in Ethiopia for many years. I consider myself a Christian and am happy about it. However, during my few visits to Eritrea in the last decade, I never seen or heard anyone mention about someone burning the bible or the church. Vice versa, I never heard anyone burn the mosque. You might be confusing this with some other African country (to mention one, Nigeria) that has experienced this atrocity? So where did you get this idea that there are Anti-Christ in Eritrea? I don’t think it will be interesting to anyone here to discuss an issue that doesn’t exist. Better to discuss what’s really happening to our country at present. That’s what most people are keen about.}}}

    Do your homework as Christian, human, and Eritrean, and you will find that Eritrea is neither in Eitrean nor in human hands but in the hands of an anti-human and anti-Christian entity which does the deeds of the Devil and dances to the whims of its master as it destroys the people it claims to defend from harm. What you believe becomes your god and Isaias is the god of his own creation called the PFDJ that does his will.

    {{{Remeber you aren’t the only Christian in Eritrea and you aren’t the only victim in any sense, others are crying for a number of problems at the moment.
    So if you really want to make a difference to your country stop judging others as you wouldn’t like to be judged……keep your religious beliefs to yourself and engage with others with a positive and constructive view to bring peace and stability to our country.}}}

    I am not preaching religion neither am I claiming that I am the only Christian but I am simply stating what is happening to the Church of Jesus Christ in Eritrea by the son of perdition. When you start to call a spade a spade you will then find the right path to truth. We have a lawless organization called PFDJ with a lying, murdering, and lawless man at its helm and the sooner people understand this the better it is for them and others.

    {{{Be good and hopefully next time we can discuss the wider issues expressed by everyone.}}}

    You ought to think about being good yourself before you ask me to be good. Perhaps, if your are in love with PFDJ and its demoniac leader called Isaias, my good may not sit well with your good. Tell the truth or hold your peace for the truth shall set you free or condemn you before the throne of truth. Peace and love to one and to all.
    In Peace Profound

    Donsar Solomon Beniraza

    Political_Hitman says:
    February 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm .
    Donsar S. Beniraza, all I can say is Phew! There’s too much information coming out from your end. You said:
    ‘I am Christian first, human second, and Eritrean third. I only know any Eritrean in the third degree. Eritrea is just a new colonial construct and has not refound itself in its natural state. Your beloved Eritrea in its natural state does not exist’
    Well, are you saying because you are a Christian your identity can belong to any other country in the world, as far as, there are other Christians like you? I completely disagree! If you belong to one of the nine tribes of Eritrea then you are an Eritrean (that’s your identity, whether you are Christian, Moslem, non believer). Once your identity is confirmed then no one really cares if you are a Christian or a Moslem. This has been since ancient times or at least goes back to the days of my great- great- grand father.
    Yes my beloved Eritrea exists and has been where it is now since God has created it.
    You added :
    ‘he that pesecutes the Church of Jesus Christ is called an anti-christ and he who burns the Gospel Jesus Christ is also an anti-christ.’
    From the Christian perspective, you are right, he who burns the bible is Anti- Christ.
    However, I grew up in Eritrea and belong myself to one of the three common Christian church groups that has been in our country and in Ethiopia for many years. I consider myself a Christian and am happy about it. However, during my few visits to Eritrea in the last decade, I never seen or heard anyone mention about someone burning the bible or the church. Vice versa, I never heard anyone burn the mosque. You might be confusing this with some other African country (to mention one, Nigeria) that has experienced this atrocity? So where did you get this idea that there are Anti-Christ in Eritrea? I don’t think it will be interesting to anyone here to discuss an issue that doesn’t exist. Better to discuss what’s really happening to our country at present. That’s what most people are keen about.
    Remeber you aren’t the only Christian in Eritrea and you aren’t the only victim in any sense, others are crying for a number of problems at the moment.
    So if you really want to make a difference to your country stop judging others as you wouldn’t like to be judged……keep your religious beliefs to yourself and engage with others with a positive and constructive view to bring peace and stability to our country.
    Be good and hopefully next time we can discuss the wider issues expressed by everyone.

  2. Give a chance to onther Eritreans Teodros Hagos or to Berekeet Simon and they are only can give a serve to USA.