The Hypocrisy of the West (Messay Kebede, PhD)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I definately agree with the author of this short article.

    Simply this is a double standard by the west.

    They bombard Milosovic day and night with their supersonic jet to give independence for kossovo and also they re-unit Germany.
    So in terms of independence Crimea is independent from Ukraine and re-united Russia.
    The west is hypocrite.
    They worship money and that is it.
    Ethics and morals are bla bla for the west but we Africans have ethics and moral and I am proud of that.

    • SABA says:

      THE REASON WE ETHIOPIAN ARE IN ERITREA AND ETHIOPIA BORDER DISPUTE SITUATION, BECAUSE OF DEQI SHERAMUTE ERITREA’S WOMEN LIKE SEBHAT NEG AND OTHER WHO ARE WORKING FOR ERITREAN INTEREST NOT ETHIOPIAN.

  2. readthehistory says:

    False analysis. First of all Eritrea is not seceded from Ethiopia in 1993, it regained its independence from the invaders.

  3. Oz. says:

    Well… I admire the reporter on this one, because he really saw the hypocrisy of the west and he tried to expose It 😉

  4. ali says:

    Tirki mirki as usual.

    Facts:
    A) It is Minilik II who acknowledged that Eritrea is not part of his territory. i.e., he signed treating with Italy clearly making boundaries between Eritrea and Ethiopia;
    B) Eritrea was forced to be federated with Ethiopia without it’s wish;
    B) It is emperors hailessillasie who broke the illegal federation and occupied Eritrea illegally.
    C) As a result Eritrea have to fight 30 years for it’s self determination;
    D) During the 30 years Ethiopian rulers used every opportunity to wipe Eritrea of it’s people but failed. Mengistu even used gas, which is forbidden internationally!
    E) After Dictator Mengistu fled the country, Ethiopia have no option but have to accept the referendum and the result was 99.8% (I guess).

    Who want to be part of Ethiopia????? You are not even treating your people equally.

    Please stop shedding crocodile tears about Eritrea as it is too late – let us live as good neighbors.

    Cheers

    • fact says:

      Well said Ali! Thumbs up for telling the facts!

    • MMzeleke says:

      ertreans treating equall???we are not sheddlng about eritea eritrea shedding and back llemena

    • Issayas says:

      To Ali:

      We have not been forced to federate with ethiopia. Our fathers voted to be federated with our brothers and sisters.
      Menelik had no choice as to accept the trity.
      I saw Issayas Afwerki, sebhat efrem and the others as heros. But instead leading us towards peace and unity with our brothers and sisters they created a small hell.

      Isnt it better to be free and cross from the red sea down to kenia without borders?
      Instead we have landscapes full of landmines. I hate it to life in a country created by italians. I can not live thinking we have been slaved. I am proud of my ethiopian brothers. But every one grts what he deserves.

    • OLF_Genocide says:

      Mr Ali,

      Obviously you sound like those irrational OLF/OPDO or TPLF cadres who want to scapegoat Minilk, & Haileselassie for the problems of Ethiopia.

      Your accusation of Minilk was irrational. To begin with Italy started occupying Eritrea during the time of Yohannes IV. Yohannes betrayed Twedros and received military assistance to come to power. Minilk in return wants to come to power and did pretty much like what Yohannes did to Twedros, in return he got military assistance from Italy.

      It is true all past Ethiopian kings made mistake in the past however, TPLF Shabya’s did more damage to Ethiopia than any other leaders in Ethiopian history, the very existence of Ethiopia in danger.

      By the way Dr.Mesay is Ethiopian of Eritrean origin, so do not try to confuse things here. Eritrea and Ethiopia will unite one day.

      So called “Free republic of Oromia” or making ethiopia a “Muslim island” is a ridiculous and a dead dream.

      • Alula says:

        You are totally wrong! Only the power thirsty individuals can agree with you!

        The truth is: 1)TPLF SAVED Ethiopia from total disintegration! 2) TPLF defeated Egypt’s over 100 years of continuous war of agression! 3) TPLF freed Ethiopians & made every Ethiopian to live as equal citizens.4) now there is strong unity among Ethiopian than ever!

      • Ali says:

        OLF_Genocide:

        You seem to be a confused person – what has “Free republic of Oromia” or making ethiopia a “Muslim island” blah ..blah have to do with my comment? I am an Eritrean with 0.00000000000000% Ethiopian blood hence, don’t confuse me with an Oromo or any Ethiopian.

        Who cares about the identity of Mesay Kebede? It doesn’t matter whether he is 100% Eritrean or 100% Ethiopian, I just gave my comment on what he wrote as he is confusing the truth.

        Yes, Minilik is the first Ethiopian leader that recognized that Eritrea doesn’t belong to him. yes, Hailessillasie broke the federation that was imposed on Eritrea by the West.

        Yes, unity with Ethiopia or with Sudan or with Dgibouti etc.. can come one day but it should be at will – first and foremost Ethiopians should believe that we are different countries … only then that we can talk about unity. To me it may take another century for Eritreans to forget your brutality and think of any unity….

  5. Yakob says:

    sooner or later their will be a referendum at the Read sea North of Djibouti, to welcome the people back home to Ethiopia.

  6. Tas Harsi says:

    This is what happens when people expel their elected leaders without any concrete plan, emotionally changed protest leads to crisis and no body knows what will happen next as far as the west is concerned they are only after their own interest not the people. Now Messay Kebede must be kidding, Eritrea fought and won its independence this happened in our life time man the referendum was just formality, nice try, but King Menelik sold Eritrea no one is to blame for that

  7. Gezaee says:

    Dear Prof. I remember EU opposing the independence of Eritrea openly by stating it is not in the interest of both people in the long run. I remember very well. But UN controlled by Egypt then. Meles Zenawi and Botros Gali worked day and night to make sure Eritrea will be independent. It was Egypt’s agenda from the beginning to the end. Also do not expect others to protect you when you can not protect yourself. If that was not the case, there would not be war or conflict of interest or genocide in our world. Double standard is not a secret because everyone is after business first and the rest is mission statement or diplomacy or wushet.

    We have to stand for ourselves by ourselves and it is not good to rely on others when we must not rely on others directly. Actually a united Ethiopia is in the interest of Europe, North America because Ethiopia loves the white skin. The fragment of Ethiopia is in the interest of Arabs and TPLF only. We should go for united Ethiopia after now. We must not blame others for our own weakness. I hate to read we are poor and we are weak and bla bla. We are not poor Sir and we are not weak. Material poverty is nothing to spiritual poverty. We are wealthy spiritually and but our people have no good leaders but hodams only. That is our problem. Our problem is not material but our problem is the mind of your kind we are poor or sick or weak mentality? why do you say we are poor? I hate this phrase to be honest. Please stop using this phrase we are poor. It is better to say we did not have good leaders.

  8. hermi says:

    The writer is comparing apples and oranges. The quest for an independent Eritrea was already there for decades unlike Crimea’s few months if not weeks. Crimea was already an autonomous state with rights to independence or be part of either Russia or Ukraine. Unlike when Eritrea in 1954 become part of Ethiopia (arguably given to Ethiopia through the same west powers the writer trying to critcise). The referendum in Eritrea whether or not we agree with its formality, the outcome had already been an inevitable one. So the choice was whether or not to have a perpetual war to keep Eritrea or let go and have peace and cooperation. (Yes yes we are still at war …but who could have predicted Shabea will stick a dagger on the back of a government who meant so much for its success?)

    Besides the refrundum in Eritrea took at least few (2 or 3)years of quiet and stabilty as compared to that of Crimea happening in the middle of the chaos. In my opinion the writer would have done us all a service if he had researched a parallel (some semblance) if there could be one, between the rights of the Afars as they strive for independence vis a vis Ethiopia (as Russia) and Eritrea (as Ukraine). I think this could give a precedent where the independence of the Afars can be supported and may be one day will peacefully come to mother Ethiopia as Crimea. After all most Afars pledge allegiance to Ethiopia than not!

  9. derebew says:

    It is baffling and dismaying to see a so called professor compare apples and oranges and reaches a conclusion. He displayed his learned ignorance and intellectual dishonesty when he distorts facts to fit his goal and for that matter a failed political ambition.
    So what does he think the west should have done when Eritrea gained its independence? Send war ships to the red sea and threaten to obliterate Eritrea unless it stays under Ethiopia occupation? Eritrean independence, which in fact was a very welcome historic event was welcomed by all the nations of the world with out a single decent while Crimean invasion and annexation could be compared to the annexation of Eritrea by Ethiopia in the mid fifties. Turning facts upside down to make fit once own argument is a character unbecoming a professor and doesn’t bode well for a so called professor.
    Shame. Let him continue to write fairy tell and assume it is true if he is delusional.

  10. Benyam says:

    Great article, Thanks.

  11. molla says:

    the so called doctor
    what is you are trying to say?

    ethiopian gov’t woyanne was the first country to recognize the independence of Eritrea even the woyanne tplf arranged a poll sation in ethiopia
    ukrane constitution never allow refrendom on secession the west is the supporting ukrane because not for a political reason it is legaly right

    do not twist the fact

  12. solomon says:

    I am with you brather .But dont warry in 5 years the way ethiopia is going will be so powerfule and we will take what is ours .
    Because ertirea is a western italian and minlke creation .
    The afar people dont went to be ertirean .no bady want to be ertieare.
    Eventhough now i know ethiopia dont need ertirea.
    Because banda essayass say with out ethiopia ertirea futuer is very dark or no future.(no hope)

  13. Orion says:

    I do not like Messay Kebede – however, I do agree with him on this one. Putin exposes and makes the West look like a five years old toddler who lost his candy. The USA and EU look like so damn ass…they don’t even know how to react to it anymore. Putin 1 West Bado!!

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    Imagine, the people of Afar want to re-join Ethiopia! Do West damn ass gona say NO? Crimea is a quintessential of Afar vs Ethiopia…. My blood boils think of the kebesa christians allowed to rule and devour the people of Afar.

  14. Mebrat Sahle says:

    Dear professor, your argument is clear and consistent. Thank you for your explanations about the implications of the latest incident of Crimea to our political context (phenomenon) of the past. It would be good if you look the issue (I hope you will do)not in relation to the past of Ethiopia and Eritrea but the future of the country as a whole. If the political situation go uncomfortable for TPLF,on one fateful day in the future they may declare secession to incorporate with Eritrea. Afar,Somali, Gambela could do the same. The West does not always react based on logic, but based on political and economic interests. Putin said to the west this week that ‘you cannot say the same thing black today and white tomorrow’. He could say this, because he represents Russia the powerful. Otherwise logic and reasoning do not help. Yes, the same thing could be said black today and white tomorrow, if it goes with the interest of the West, who cares about logic? you know it. When Eritrea broken away from Ethiopia two decades ago the educated Ethiopians tried to give historical explanations for Ethiopianness of Eritrea. But Issaias to them that ‘Go and talk this is your university’. Logic and definition is always to serve the powerful. Is that not? ‘

  15. Mebrat Sahle says:

    Dear professor, your argument is clear and consistent. Thank you for your explanations about the implications of the latest incident of Crimea to our political context (phenomenon) of the past. It would be good if you look the issue (I hope you will do)not in relation to the past of Ethiopia and Eritrea but the future of the country as a whole. If the political situation go uncomfortable for TPLF,on one fateful day in the future they may declare secession to be incorporated with Eritrea. Afar,Somali, Gambela could do the same. The West does not always react based on logic, but based on political and economic interests. Putin said to the West this week that ‘you cannot say the same thing black today and white tomorrow’. He could say this, because he represents Russia the powerful. Otherwise logic and reasoning do not help. Yes, the same thing could be said black today and white tomorrow, if it goes with the interest of the West, who cares about logic? you know it. When Eritrea broken away from Ethiopia two decades ago the educated Ethiopians tried to give historical explanations for Ethiopianness of Eritrea. But Issaias told them that ‘Go and talk this in your universitis’. Logic and definition is always to serve the powerful. Is that not? ‘

  16. Mehari says:

    I have read the article above and i don’t think the case of Crimea has relations with that of Eritrean and Ethiopian case. Crimea was made to be part of Ukraine when Ukraine was under one Country, The USSR. But Eritrea was made to be part of the Italian colony by Emperor Minilik. The Crimean people hate the mode of government change in Kiev and want to be part of their original motherland, Russia. But Eritreans were sold without their consent, and reunited with Ethiopia under the UN charter but the Second Mistake was also made by Emperor Haileselassie by abolishing the Federation given to them by the UN charter. Finally they fought the government of Ethiopia and won their independence after a bitter struggle of 30 years. After they control the whole land of Eritrea that is demarcated by the signatures of Emperor Minilik, they conducted a referendum under the UN observations and declared their independence. This is the reality that we know. What is the role of TPLF in the Eritrean referendum? TPLF was equally and in most cases More stronger than the EPLF while acquiring popular support, individual commitment of its fighters and wise and collective leadership of the organization.
    When we come to the role of the western nations in both cases is very clear. They are always with the stronger and as far as their interests are not touched, they let things go as they come. but if it happens to the opposite of their interests they can go as far as changing the governments.

  17. Gudu Kasaa says:

    The big difference of course is Rusia is blessed with patriotic and confident leaders while Ethiopia is under tribal lords who were and still are desperate to keep Eritreans away from ethiopian politics for the mare reason that they traditionally feel inferior to the bigot in Eritrea..Having said that TPLF’s tactical decision has turned to be a blessing in disguise in a sense that Eritreans would have never learnt what they have since 1998 learned about their irrelevant self and they would have always remained hateful to Ethiopian society any way…hence it is better if Eritreans hate Ethiopians as foreigners rather than hating ethiopians while looting Ethiopia..That would have been a double edge sward..

  18. D says:

    Mr. Kebede, you know more than anyone else that everything done in the west is strictly has to do with national interest. FAIRNESS is not in their vocabulary. Against all add though, I have no doubt Ethiopia one day will merge as force to be reckoned with.

    P.S. Ethiopia is better off without Eritrea

  19. Tn. says:

    It is still good to see MK Kicking. For all his faults, he has one master piece, so accurately damning of the inbreed, periphery system of EPRDF that unless it is checked has an inherent characteristics of folding on it’s own diminished identity high. It is a good 4th party contribution from MK that we should thank him for.

    As to the article above…interesting argument considering all the collective silliness that has us shelling 1.4 billion a year to a single port, which god forbid can be whipped out in a single cyclone. This is not far fetched because a cyclone had devastated north east Somali land just 1.5 years ago. What is the plan B of EPRDF? A year ago i was pleading to just extend the train line to Assab knowing full well “rising state, established state” conflicts were around the horizon that can shift the global alignment and economics drastically…we are witnessing that right now, still in a proxy fashion but the blind can now see. The most likely outcome is that china will fold and will fold inwards drastically curtailing financing to “Africa projects”. That is why I am emphatic about the train projects, to assab and also south/east west Ethiopia. I think abay dam which is really in the bag is diverting attention from the much more shaky train projects which are just drawings on a map and are pinned on a false positive.

    • derebew says:

      Holy cow where did you get this knowledge. You must be an expert in world affairs and may be clairvoyant. Men! please share some more wisdom. No wonder Ethiopia, mama Ethiopia stagnated for so long until the arrival of EPRDF.

  20. berhane says:

    The fate of Eritrea as a different country was sealed during Emperor Menelik. After the battle of Adwa, Menelik did not even try to anull the agreement he signed with the Italians, giving Eritrea away to the hyenas. Dont blame TPLF. They they just put an end to the bloodshed. Besides, if Eritreans don’t want to be ruled by anyone, who is to stand in their way. I grew up in Asmara to Ethiopian parents, so I know them. There is no family that didn’t send a son or a daughter to fight for Eritrea. When a population feels strongly like that, there is nobody that can do anything to change their minds.

  21. Tn. says:

    Eritrea is virtually demarceted. Cause is amharism’s arrogance. TPLF is just the effect. The damage that amharism has done to that region is yet to be told. The funny thing is, for all that is worth, no one undermined the derg military more than the amharists themselves selling information left and right to the highest bidder. Shabia/woyane should perhaps send him the list. So Never mind MKs word play…he himself tells us though, that is of no UTILITY. What does don’t accept it mean in real terms? Much ado!
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    What is of UTILITY is that there is a mombassa to asseb african train proposal that both have signed on but these two governments are refusing to facilitate. It is like they own us and the generation to come and are acting in violation to Africa initiatives.
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    It is totally unrelated to the train project but the only official points of contention are the 5 point modality which ethiopia forwarded. I only remember 1, perhaps because the rest was political air. Facilitation of people in the border is common sense but is streached endless in Inbreed habashit pride and ego. The other is moving out the troops from a demarcated border. Only in habashit lexicon that these two basics take a century to solve. My prayers is one of these days a comet would hit and solve you…till then, without holding the mOmbassa assab project hostage, should u try 40 bellow, none Coptic negotiators who know negotiation 101? negotiation is a skill of it’s own!

    been “forwarded by Ethiopia”. Most of it was political so I forgot it now but I agree

  22. Somali Man says:

    test

  23. SomaliMan says:

    Dear Massey,
    It seems that you wrote this article while you were daydreaming about the old style of Derg and those good olds days in your mind-set. To be honest, Crimea and Eritrea have nothing to do each other. Eritreans rights were violated by the King Haile who abrogated the Eritrean people fundamental rights, they fought for 30 years and defeated your Stalinist regime Derg. On the contray Russia is to restore its cold war hegemony that supported your regime. Time will tell us. Moreover, the TPLF that you blamed has started a system to acknowledge the rights of people on constitution whereas you, ESAT, Voice of America Amharic programs are wake up the dead lion of Derg and Haile regimes. I thought that you follow dialectical historical materialism .

  24. Tedla says:

    Dear Dr. MK The Eritrean case has nothing to do with the case of Russia/Ukrain. we Eritreans are sold in exchange for Arms/Money. Please refer the below from Encyclopedia Britannica if the Wuchaliie Treaty. In addition Eritreans has been expelled from Ethiopia in 1998 due to the problem with the color of their eye…. so what is left….let as leave in peace as good neighbors.

    Treaty of Wichale, Wichale also spelled Ucciali, (May 2, 1889), pact signed at Wichale, Ethiopia, by the Italians and Menilek II of Ethiopia, whereby Italy was granted the northern Ethiopian territories of Bogos, Hamasen, and Akale-Guzai (modern Eritrea and northern Tigray) in exchange for a sum of money and the provision of 30,000 muskets and 28 cannons.

    Article XVII of the Treaty of Wichale stated that the emperor of Ethiopia “could” have recourse to the good offices of the Italian government in his dealings with other foreign powers; but the Italian text of the treaty had the word “must.” Based on their own text, the Italians proclaimed a protectorate over Ethiopia. In September 1890, Menilek II repudiated their claim, and in 1893 he officially denounced the entire treaty. An attempt by the Italians to impose a protectorate over Ethiopia by force was finally confounded by their defeat at the Battle of Adwa on March 1, 1896. By the Treaty of Addis Ababa (Oct. 26, 1896), the country south of the Mareb and Muna rivers was restored to Ethiopia, and Italy acknowledged the absolute independence of Ethiopia.

    • Ali says:

      Tedla,

      Thanks for the detailed analysis and for shedding light on the Wuchale treaty!!

    • Johanis says:

      No matter what the italian colonisers did. We are brothers and sisters. Be belong together. Meneliks decision was a tactical decision and during that time the best to gain time. We are one people. And what belongs together will grow together. We are waiting for our ethio brothers to help us to overthrow the dictators in asmara. They are trying to make our land an arab land. We want peace. No war and landmines.

      • Ali says:

        Johanis:

        Most likely you are an Ethiopian pretending to be an Eritrean since no Eritrean thinks like you… “Arab land”… etc are words used by Mengistu hailemariam to confuse you.

        If you are expecting Weyanes to help you to invade Eritrea and overthrow the Eritrean Government then you are day dreamer! Or you should be one of those useless “Eritrean opposition” who are guided and instructed by Weyane. That will never ever happen….

  25. mola says:

    the very first countryallowd independence to the part of itself is ethiopia dr let me tell you in a simple amharic HALABETU YAKELELEWEN BALEDA AYESHEKEMEM

    when tjr ethiopian tplf gov,t supported independence of Eritrea the case is closed no one gonna fight for you for denial

  26. Alula says:

    Ethiopia is doing well & good growing! Eritrea is gone, therefore , we Ethiopian have nothing that we missed from Eritrea! Ethiopia have nothing to gain from Eritrea except they being brothers for nothing!

    Eritrean independency is 100% the work of Egypt! Eritrean have became the first people who abandoned their own privilege on their own willing! They used to control everything valuable in Ethiopia!

    The referendum was choosing from “slavery & freedom”, while we all know that Eritrean had never been inslavef in Ethiopia!

    Crimea has been part of Russia & nothing wrong if it join where it belongs! ብቻ የመሳይ ከበደ ነገር”ቢራቢሮ ራሷን ሳታለብስ መሬቱን ኣለበሰች” ነው!

  27. truttrr says:

    Eritrea cessation didn’t take place due to Eritrea’s strength rather due to Ethiopia’s weakness. Eritrea fought 30 years and if it was not for Ethiopia’s weakness due to internal conflict Eritrea could have been part of Ethiopia today. Eritreans think that they won a war with Ethiopia and their ego is inflated like a balloon and they failed to come to a reality to move forward to live with the neighboring countries in the region in a peaceful manner. The reality on the border of Ethiopia and Eritrea today must have been different if the Eritreans had military superiority over Ethiopia. They could have waged a war to take over what they claim to be is theirs. The lesson being that When ever there is internal chaos in Ethiopia there has been a risk for Ethiopia’s sovereignty. Eritrea was a creation of the cold war and Egypt’s ambition to control the Nile water. Since one of the elements, Egypt’s ambition to control the Nile water, is still on the air Ethiopia’s sovereignty is in danger. The more Ethiopia is fragmented the easier for Egypt to impose its will in the riparian countries, including Ethiopia, to control the Nile water. Eritrea and Djibouti will become part of Ethiopia if the Ethiopian economy becomes the engine of the east Africa block economy. Nowadays the economy dictates the politics. If Ethiopia’s economy is projected well in advance to reverse some of the political losses Ethiopia suffered, there is a chance for Ethiopia to be integrated country as prior to 1990’s. To achieve this, looking forward instead of back ward is important. All politicians need to look beyond their life span and project political will that is going to last long enough to bring Ethiopia to its old glory day. Separating internal politics to make Ethiopia better shall not, wouldn’t be, interfering with Ethiopia’s sovereignty, which defines the existence of each individual in the country let alone political differences. Something that we all can take from the Creamea conflict in Russia is that not only how to bring Eritrea back to Ethiopia but how to navigate political differences for the sake of Ethiopia’s sovereignty. Russians and American politicians stood behind their government regard less of which political party is in office. I hope one day Ethiopian politicians would be wise enough to distinguish what to risk in politics in order to be an elected official to serve in the highest office of the country. I hope some of Ethiopian politician would come to their senses sooner than later to make a distinction between theses two fundamental political concepts; politics gamesmanship and sovereignty.

  28. abe says:

    I think the Good old professor has a point here.The sheer similarities of the events and the usual double standard of the west is disputable.
    I also believe that the only guiding principle of the west is one and one only INTEREST,not justice, not democracy nor science.

  29. Yonas says:

    Hypocrisy of the west? Who are you kidding? You may have just emerged from your day dreaming. Ethiopians back home think the so called “diaspora” are bunch of idiots who have no clue what is happening around themselves or the world. You really think that the west really care about the democratic or human rights of any people? All that PHD is nothing or you have become too old and you couldn’t think objectivelly. All the west cares about is it’s self interest and if you can’t understand that you are hopless. May be you should go back and fight your own wars. Hiding on ivory tower to throw rocks blindly is infentile and stupid. It’s really a damn shame that you have put your self with the al mariam, Berhanu Nega and ESAT. Good for nothing.

  30. Gezaee says:

    Prof. Messay’s question is valid, but I am asking myself why has not known until today that everyone is after business only. Democracy bla bla, UN,UNICEF, WFP, WB, IMF, UNDP, UNEP,… all that craps are nothing but business agents. With all your experiences you did not know until today that everyone is after his or her business. It is simple Prof. You have exposed yourself on these article you do not know how this world is really run. This is why life experience and natural intelligence is vital than academic accolades. But Ethiopians think they are politicians because they are PHDS of any field. We fail separate professionalism and politics and we think we are politician because we have degrees or whatever accolade we have achieved. This is where Ethiopian have been hurt so far. Pseodo Ethiopians scholars messed it up and those of us who claim educated mere parasite of the Ethiopians people. We used our country to get to Europe or … but we have failed to serve it. Dr. Birhanu believes he has to liberate us by begging support from Egypt and Eritrea? you believe the west can stand for Ethiopia? This is mockery. My suggestion is we should better stick to our professions than making mess because we know but we do not know. Look, Dr. Nega, sitting with his family in USA? teaching full time and living perfect and comfort life? he wanted Ethiopians to kill each other to remove woyane and he can then move from his University to his palace in Arat kilo? hmmm, nice one, is not it smart? You can not liberate me if you are not even free yourself? Anyway, dear Prof.Messay,It is better we give up than wasting screen canvas writing jingos of nonsense to our people and this includes myself. There is merit without action or deed. I have read for the past 22 years people writing but not helping any Ethiopians. Talking is easy but action is different. Diaspora Ethiopia has miserable failed and will never succeed, dead end of diaspora politics. I think it is better to repair EPRDF and reform it, than supporting people who again wanted to destroy bridges, schools, burn buses,… like woyane and Shabia did. Now we need better way of doing things. We can not keep on recycling past mistakes. If the world was as you think? we would not have had Rwandese Genocide of one million people? All the wars? When Rwandese were killing their own people, UN, USA, UK, Russia, Arabs, … were all watching on their TV and did nothing. I think you are living in a dream planet. Eritrea got independence because of woyane was dying with landlocking Ethiopia and dividing the people. This is the big problem of TPLF evilness. That is why I call TPLF and Shabia the most evil human being on our planet. They were never driven by ideology of freedom or equality but by thirst for power. I know TPLF and Shabia duped the entire Tigrignea speaking population by preaching antiamhara propaganda. But look if it was worthy fighting and killing people 17, 30 years? how much time has been wasted and how much resources have been wasted , how many people died? how many people become refugees including myself? We are problems can be solved peacefully, we have to suffer because few bands of people decided to kill people to get to power. This is not enough? Dr. BirrHanu wanted to repeat that? Shame

  31. kassa berihun says:

    we all know that ,we have as much perfect sport analysts as europians, but yet we don’t recognize that we have profetional couch,or player unless we saw them recognized and sold for other countries. The same is true for our poletics, No poletical party is as strong as EPRDF and as sitezen’s interest based poletics ever in the world. which by far disregards and demistiyfies the double standards poletics of america,acountry which gives shiled to all nature of diss…,and human slouters while she prosicutes againest human rights…

  32. Ittu Aba Farda says:

    Eritrean issue was very different bowl game. Successive regimes in our own Ethiopia had squandered the goodwill and desire of the Eritrean people by pushing a policy of force and devastating warfare. They relied on bringing a solution to the crisis by violence means instead of diplomatic ones. By 1991 Independence seekers in Eritrea were already in control of the entire province. More than 90% of Eritreans had lost some one in their family during the crisis and did not have any desire to stomach the idea of staying with the status quo in any form or fashion. And the rest of the Ethiopian people were also sick and tired of an endless war. But Crimea is different. There is no war waged by any liberation front and the referendum was hastily conducted after it was taken over using military force by a foreign country, in this case Russia. Putin just went in grabbed it by force. It is a reckless behavior by a neighborhood bully. This does not mean that I did not prescribe a different solution for Eritrea. They could have remained in the union by way of a well defined and UN supervised federal arrangement. We have learned a bitter lesson since then that independence alone won’t cut the mustard. It does not bring the dough home by itself. We now see a personal fiefdom in Eritrea whose leader is convinced that democratic and human rights we see in the West are part and parcel of a sham way of governance. He kills and jails whenever he feels like it. He locks up individuals who stood up to him in metal containers in one of the hottest spots on this good earth. He has proclaimed a liberator of all Africa by recklessly proliferating weapons of sheer violence in the region. He sees himself as a redeemer of Somalis, Ethiopians, and anyone one who would ask him for boat loads of Kalashnikovs and RPG’s. Ladies and Gentlemen! Brothers and Sisters!!! David Koresh of Branch Davidians has manifested and somehow reincarnated himself in the Person of The Prophet Isaias Afewerke!!! Please rise up because OLF is doing so!!!
    Al-Shabaab is doing so!!! A few Ethiopian opposition groups have done so!!!! All Glory To Him they have proclaimed!!!! Someday he will somehow find ways to patch things up with his kin and kits in Addis and only God knows what he will do with these bootlickers!!!!
    Do me a favor. Please name and count any territories newly founded by so-called liberation fronts using violence that have become democracies of our time. Just look at what is going in South Sudan, Kosovo, Eritrea and company. They have become fiefdoms of groups of demons and dens of thieves. And these vice results are not the works of the West. The West has nothing to do with vile behaviors of the leaders of these new personal coffers. Just like most African countries after gaining independence in the 1960′s. Poor Africans were really being had by smooth talking killers and connivers. Don’t even try to tell me the West had to do with the vice choices of those leaders. Bokassa and Idi Amin just popped up from nowhere to have breakfast with French toasts of humans. They did not get their recipes from the West. Among those devils, there were very few righteous individuals who disassociated themselves from these blood thirsty dictators and looked at their newly found independence from a different perspective. Botswana is an excellent example. Senegal can be cited as another one. But the rest were countries whose leaders pillaged and killed like there is no tomorrow or ethics. I think The Dear Professor knows Eritrean issue was very different bowl game. Successive regimes in our own Ethiopia had squandered the goodwill and desire of the Eritrean people by pushing a policy of force and devastating warfare. They relied on bringing a solution to the crisis by violence means instead of diplomatic ones. By 1991 Independence seekers in Eritrea were already in control of the entire province. More than 90% of Eritreans had lost some one in their family during the crisis and did not have any desire to stomach the idea of staying with the status quo in any form or fashion. And the rest of the Ethiopian people were also sick and tired of an endless war. But Crimea is different. There is no war waged by any liberation front and the referendum was hastily conducted after it was taken over using military force by a foreign country, in this case Russia. Putin just went in grabbed it by force. It is a reckless behavior by a neighborhood bully. This does not mean that I did not prescribe a different solution for Eritrea. They could have remained in the union by way of a well defined and UN supervised federal arrangement. We have learned a bitter lesson since then that independence alone won’t cut the mustard. It does not bring the dough home. We now see a personal fiefdom in Eritrea whose leader is convinced that democratic and human rights we see in the West are part and parcel of a sham way of governance. He kills and jails whenever he feels like it. He locks up individuals who stood up to him in metal containers in one of the hottest spots on this good earth. He has proclaimed a liberator of all Africa by recklessly proliferating weapons of sheer violence in the region. He sees himself as a redeemer of Somalis, Ethiopians, and anyone one who would ask him for boat loads of Kalashnikovs and RPG’s. Ladies and Gentlemen! Brothers and Sisters!!! David Koresh of Branch Davidians has manifested and somehow reincarnated himself in the Person of The Prophet Isaias Afewerke!!! Please rise up because OLF is doing so!!!
    Al-Shabaab is doing so!!! A few Ethiopian opposition groups have done so!!!! All Glory To Him they have proclaimed!!!! Someday he will somehow find ways to patch things up with his kin and kits in Addis and only God knows what he will do with these bootlickers!!!!
    Do me a favor. Please name and count any territories newly founded by so-called liberation fronts using violence that have become democracies of our time. Just look at what is going in South Sudan, Kosovo, Eritrea and company. They have become fiefdoms of groups of demons and dens of thieves. And these vice results are not the works of the West. The West has nothing to do with vile behaviors of the leaders of these new personal coffers. Just like most African countries after gaining independence in the 1960′s. Poor Africans were really being had by smooth talking killers and connivers. Don’t even try to tell me the West had to do with the vice choices of those leaders. Bokassa and Idi Amin just popped up from nowhere to have breakfast with French toasts of humans. They did not get their recipes from the West. Among those devils, there were very few righteous individuals who disassociated themselves from these blood thirsty dictators and looked at their newly found independence from a different perspective. Botswana is an excellent example. Senegal can be cited as another one. But the rest were countries whose leaders pillaged and killed like there is no tomorrow or ethics. I think The Dear Professor knows that very well.

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