Tigrean Opposition to the TPLF (Messay Kebede, PhD)

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  1. gebre says:

    ረመፅ የተባለው በቅርቡ ተመረቀ ተብሎ የተባለው ቡድን ይህ ነው ማለት ነው?
    በእኔ አይን፣ኢትዮጵያ ከተመሰረተው ከኢሳያስ ተቀናቃኝ ጋር ግብግብ የሚፈጥረው ይሄ ቡድን መሆኑ ነው እንግዲህ።
    የረመፅ ባንዲራው ሲታይ አረንጉዋዴ ቢጫ ቀይ ነው። የኢሳያስ ተቀናቃኙ ባንዲራቸው ምን ይመስል ይሆን? ሁለቱን ቡድንስ በመልክ መለየት ይቻል ይሆን? ሁለቱም ግንባር ላይ ሽንትር ሽንትር ያለ ነገር ሳይኖርባቸው አይቀርም ብዬ እገምታለሁ። ለኛ ሁለቱን በ high tech መለየት እንደማንችልና ፣ ሁለቱ ግን እርስ በራሳቸው በሴኮንድና በደቂቃ ፍጥነት እርስ በርሳቸው መለያየት እነደሚችሉ ይነገራል። እስቲ ፍልሚያው ምን እንደሚመስል ቁጭ ብሎ መጠበቅ ነው።

  2. me says:

    Sabia’s army in khaki uniform.

    • SELAM says:

      ME, DEMHITS ARE 100% TEGARU. IN FACT, DEMHITS ARE MORE TEGARU THAN WOYANE LEADERS, WHICH ARE MOST ERITREANS.

  3. citizen of the world says:

    It is just delusional, with lack of understanding both TPLF and its opponents. The writer lacks the intellectual integrity of understanding Ethiopian reality. He thinks shabia organized few individuals feel more Ethiopian than millions of TPLF members.
    The writer still lives on the old world, evolution of thought has stopped. Question for the professor, how come your and your likes of school of thought didn’t get the upper hand in Ethiopian society? Why Ethiopian society choose to following the line of thought of TPLF, ethier TPLF is right or ethiopian society doesn’t understand, what is the your position on this?
    Thank you

    • Mengesha says:

      Are you sure the people of Ethiopia accepted TPLF line of thought willingly?

      • Gedif says:

        My Brother, you will find out the truth if you go out and ask Ethiopian people from Semien border to Hamer and from Assosa to Harerghe. That is the place where you get the real answer to your question. Ask them what is meant by self administration and speaking vernacular language. Ask them what is the appropriate governing system to their country.Most politicians, activists and all I know people distort the real image and true picture of the country.

  4. lemma says:

    What an ambivalent stand of Dr Messay Kebede ?
    When TPLF had fought for 17 years the 14 years fighting was in Tigray, it was not in Mehal meda or it was in Adis abeba university.It was the people of Tigray who paid the highest sacrifice from both sides and this is not hidden for Dr Messay.
    my question for Dr Messay is , Is there any era, any time or any occassion where the people of Tigary had not participated, engaged and fought in the sovereignty of the ethiopian history ?

  5. truth says:

    This are
    1=Shabia soldiers+
    2=Abducted ethiopians
    From Yemen and somalia

    Daydreaming to fight
    The mighty and purposful
    Ethiopian forces

  6. Alula says:

    Messay kebede

    TPDM is a collection of Ethiopian born Eritrean armed to protect Isaias! You just don’t know what you are talking about! You are just wasting your time! Tigrian don’t want anything from you in anyway! You are writing because you know how to write , nevertheless , you have no idea what you are talking about! What a shame!

  7. Terusew says:

    Dr adhanom don’t come back with a kidney fail .
    Watch out what they feed you.

  8. idris says:

    Dr Messay, from your writing i can fully understand that you have no idea of what Tigray people is!
    Let me share you a few points
    1) With regard to Ethiopianism orEthiopian Unity, i can assure, 99.9% of Tigraiyans believe in unity and they will fight for that till the end. They believe themselves that they are the core of Ethiopia
    2) do many Tigreans oppose some of the policies of the EPRDF/TPLF. YES, For example, their policy toward eritrea is opposed by many including myself. But what should be done to bring back our historical acess to the sea? it should be our common assignment. But the people of Tigray like any other Ethiopians is highly disappointed with landlocked Ethiopia.
    3) do they support TPLF/EPRDF? The answer is YES. WHY? simply because of the presence of hate politicians like yourself. You propagate as if the people of Tigray are benefiting more than any other people in Ethiopia. By the way where do you get this data? University professor, i am sure you very well know the means of getting reliable and credible information/data. But you always present highly biased information about the government and people of Ethiopia including the people of Tigray. I expect the least academic integrity from you.
    The people of Tigray has learned a lot from hate politics that we daily listen from the extremist diaspora. The people has alos taken a lesson from the 1997 election. Let me remind you what those extremist opposition were saying: “Tigre wede Mekelle, Nibret wede Kebele”. This was what you extremists were dreaming. So, the people will continue to support TPLF, because none of the opposition are reliable and trustworthy. The people has no any trust specially on those who reside in ere-tera like g7.
    Another reason for the strong support of TPLF from the people is the hate propaganda against the people from medias like ESAT. These medias, sponsored by our natural and historical enemies, shabeya/egypt and the extreme diaspora are getting success in disintegrating Ethiopia. They are advancing the goal of shabia and many arterans: “If ere-tera has to be strong, Ethiopia should be weak enough or disintegrate”. ESAT, as shebeya’s messenger is working day and night towards this end. But the people of Tigray together with other Ethiopians will fight both shabeya and ESAT, forget TPDM bla..bla…
    And we will see who will win the fight.
    Finally, do not hope anything good from opposition whether they are in Tigray (Arena) or Addis Medrek , or abroad, (G7). They will bring no change. But they can slow down the economic development of Ethiopia by creating temporary havoc.
    The best solution for Ethiopia would be if the extreme opposition change their mind, act peacefully, stop threatening the people including the people of Tigray, design alternative strategy for Ethiopia and then teaching their people. If there is no treat for the people, then the people will think about “which political organization is the best for Ethiopia?”. But now the people are thinking about keeping/maintaining the current peace. The people are not lucky to have many alternatives to choose from. Currently, they have only one option and that is EPRDF! They will continue to govern Ethiopia till the extremism stops!

    • Mengesha says:

      @Idris,

      I don’t understand why you want to down play Arena and Medrek? They are playing lawfully and could become a strong force but your outright dismissal of their effect is not clear to me.

  9. Thomas says:

    Dr. Mesay Bulshit, Isayas created this group For dummies like you. The group
    you see in the picture are Eritrean army
    members posing as Ethiopian to deceive
    and milk money from idiots like you. BTW
    the money is split betwwen berhanu nega
    and ‘are’argachew tsige.

  10. sam says:

    Messay wrote “in the 60s and early 70s [the] majority of Ethiopian educated elites turned against their own legacy and cultural identity.” I disagree. Not the majority. in fact, those who embraced Marxism did not abandon their “cultural identity.” If he meant embracing the left ideology was downgrading one’s legacy, his very argument sounds hollow. As for Tigreans warming up against the TPLF, the way I see it, it has not been unexpected. They sacrificed a lot, but a handful individuals were crowned to reap the jewels of their sacrifice. They knew it now than before. And they began to react to it more than before. The trend will never be reversed because TPLF has no the ability to do so. Could I phrarphrase what my favorite ARENA’s vanguard Abrha said once? The ethnic struggle was not conducted to liberate Tigreans, but to crown the elites in whose name who manufactured a struggle. How true! Those who cried foul in the name of the Tigreans, the elites, are only living the high road now.

  11. Tn. says:

    A month ago he declared all out war on MEDREK, now he finds hope in ARENA even tries to define the organization in his own image. Assumes himself the definer of ethiopiawinet pushes/blankets his view on to ARENA. Even assumes ARENA is into rioting and color revolution. MEDREK has it’s weaknesses but it is structurally sound and parallel to EPRDF that riots and color revolution is not in it’s scope.
    ———–
    In conclusion, this proof again that amharism is indeed a mental illness that should be shunned rather than encouraged. So, AT can you not waist space on MK? As you can see, most of the comments indicate that MK and amharism has been deemed to be out of touch with reality just as Frantz Fanon analyzed long ago that they would be. So seriously, unless it is a self analysis of his and his types dellusional paranoia I think we have had enough of MK.

  12. w .yilma says:

    I do not understand why the so called “intellectuals” use their brain to think properly and intellectually. This man is talking nonsense and rubbish! I do not think what this guy said is coming from a healthy person. Education is useless if it lack critical thinking, especially an issue like this. Why not he openly “thanks” his master Isayas for his role in making Asmara a heaven of terrorist propagation land!How an “intellectual” person assuming or predicating any thing coming from the maniac Isayas land will bring peace and security for our beloved country, Ethiopia. Why some Ethiopian “intellectuals” living abroad become so naive and an instrument for foreign Neo-liberal ideology, a 21st century weapon of mass destruction designed to dismantle other countries?
    Ethiopia is better off this kind of unhealthy person!
    Long Live ETHIOPIA

  13. Solomon says:

    Dr massay ,yes mr. Phd you know what is Tigray means ?
    Tigray means Ethiopian .Ethiopia means Tigray
    No one is more Ethiopian than Tigray including the lie history of Amara
    Minlk who tried to disetroy Tigray by selling part of Tigray to his masters Italian .which is know Ertirea .
    Your hero minlk sold part of Tigray because he knew he can’t compute with tigrayan ethiopwint so minlk betrayed Ethiopian .
    Not only that minlk sold Djibouti to French .
    But minlk is still hiro to those profess to love Ethiopian .
    Tigray people will always will support wayan as long as get Better opposition comes to Ethiopian with love and true Ethiopia history .
    Not people like Esat hate media who will work with Banda Essayas Ertirea .
    To make my self clear I don’t support wayen’s Ertirea police befor the war between Ethiopia and Banda Ertirea .
    I still believe Ethiopian have a righ to take the port of Asseb even by force because that port is belong to Alula king Yohans and not only Ethiopian it is Axumawit port .
    Ertirea is Italian and Banda Minlke creation.. .

  14. Qerro Negesso says:

    I don’t see any any reason for Tigrean to fight this regime!because clear!

  15. በለው ! says:

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  16. assab says:

    More of the same with ethiopians. ….still having wet dreams about assab. You are landlocked now as you have been throughout your history, except when the midget with the help of the west annexed Eritrea. Every one is looking to blame T.P.L.F for Ethiopia being back to its landlocked state, nice try. It’s Eritrea that kicked you out unceremoniously out of assab and rest of eritrea.

    To the T.P.L.F cadres: why didn’t you make a sound a out being landlocked during the armed struggle when you were on your own??? Eritrea’s fight was for full independence including assab. You knew that like the rest of the world. On your own you were as quite as a mouse, but with the support of 90 million people and the US you want to talk about taking assab by for force. It’s been tried and your people paid the price for it in the assab front and assab is still and will always be part of eritrea.

    Try to live in peace and with good intentions and the same will be returned to you, this is something ethiopians have not mastered yet.

    • idris says:

      Mr Assab, do not worry time will tell the truth. Ethiopia will never remain landlocked. It is a matter of time. Assab belongs to AFAR, and Afars are Ethiopians both legally, historically and in terms of their interest. erterea itself was part and parcel of ethiopia. United nations league legally united (through federation) eritrea with Ethiopia. You speak of Menelik’s time, but i speak H/slassie. When H/slassie united ertrea with Ethiopia legally through the UN the agreements made before that time (between menelik and italy) are null and void. So, the mistake done by menelik was corrected by H/slassie. But some Ethiopians including eriterans could ask for separation. Yes, you can (no one can keep them by force) but where is the boarder between those who want to separate and those who want to remain? Once eritera was united with Ethiopia, there is not defined boarder. So, the boarder should be defined based on the interest of people through referendum. In this regard, the afar people have not got that chance. That is where the problem lies. chance shall be given to the Afar people to choose from. For sure they prefer to stay in Ethiopia. What do they get from eritera? nothing? So, this will be done in the future, whether you like it or not.

  17. ash says:

    I want to see

    amhara opp to cud and G7

    oromo opp to OLF

    Ogaden opp to ONLF

  18. Solomon says:

    Mr Asseb there will be no Ertirea in future because there was no Eritrea in the past before your Banda grand father work to your master white man Italian with the help of Banda minlk.
    That port always been to Axumwit Ethiopia .
    Mr Banda Asseb when you speak to tigrayan people please speak with respect because Tigrayan gave you a language and a culture and alphabet.
    Ertirea a lie history is not going to stand against proud Axumawit tigrayan Ethiopia history.
    Because Ertirea has no it ‘s language and cultur.
    Ever thing you Banda Ertirea claim is belong to proud Tigray people .
    There is no such thing Ertirean anything .
    Now you can go and kill yourself .before you kill yourself please don’t forget that stupid Banda and layer dictator Essayass .
    He can even speak pure Tigringa Tigrayan language .

    • assab says:

      What can I possibly say about your ignorance that you haven’t already shown by just being yourself? You call your bastardized tigrinya a language? If it wasn’t for eritrea not only would you not have a language to learn, but you would have been extinct like the dinosaurs.

      Your culture has always been to hide your identity because the Amhara had made you ashamed of yourself. In Asmara you pretend to be eritrean and in Addis you pretend to be an Amhara.

    • windshield says:

      shut your stinky mouth Eritrea is now a sovereign country recognized by international community. In the future you should correct you crooked English before u post an abusive comment

  19. wedi Adigrat says:

    Arena is Spies Organization they run around Tigray pass information to the Anti Tigray Groups.
    Like EAST, Ethiomedia, TPDM always Quote them on Asmara Television.
    They spy on Economic and Military activity in Tigray

  20. Gigi says:

    Listen ante geme ethiopian never play like weyane ethnic .
    If mengestu played that way you could have ended in the Red Sea now talk while weyane on power wet.

    The only who is left in asmera only the millitery
    The rest crossing into Tigray .
    Diaspora all moved to addis enjoying kissing weyane ass.

  21. assab says:

    Idris

    Who are you trying to convince with those lies, yourself? The Afar like the rest of eritrea fought, bled, and voted for eritrea. Every inch of eritrea belongs to every eritrean, regardless of ethnicity, as an ethiopian you don’t know much about unity.

    Your make believe fairy tales do not qualify as history. The ugly coward midget annexed Eritrea by force and he paid the price for it. You can eat it, swallow it, regurgitate it, and eat this fact again: you are and will remain landlocked and assab-less for all eternity! How does that taste?!!

    • idris says:

      Asab,
      Taking assab back to its motherland is smarter of time. Nor it is a difficult task. If we Ethiopians like we can take over ASS-mera just in days let alone assab. Assab is a halfday’s job. What matters is not esayas’s military but the diplomatic arrangement. And Ethiopia can do that easily.

      • assab says:

        If its that easy why hasn’t it happened yet? A matter of time ? I think you have a better chance of resurrecting both of the ugly midgets than taking assab. Assab for you will always be a dream in the future, for eritrea it’s the reality now and forever.

        I hope you join this easy half say job you are singing about. Don’t just send someone else’s children to die for your wet dreams.

  22. Geme uh says:

    You he’ll of nuts tigreans get out denotes like aboy sebhat yes there is a mess in the system get up and raise your voice with rest of ethiopian if you really have the true humanly truly guts .

    Wake up give it back specialy for those Oromo farmers in time of famine millions of tigreans get every inch of land and the support in those dark days wake up tigreans you should say enough is enough the unfair treatment of every ethiopian in their birth righ .

    I tale you what it’s a better for all of as
    The hate getting dipper and dipper?
    You should come out and say not in our name’.

  23. Bini says:

    Weyane never ever talks about the tigreans settlement in 1977 to the rest of Ethiopia.
    when weyane they came to power it was only targeted specialy the Amhara ethnic group killed in many .

    But where do you think millions of tigreans settled which was called sefera it was in all fertile region but most in Oromo they get free cow,bulls,sheep ,gots,that was the generouse Oromo people they well come you .

    My point this time tigreans came to power all millions of tigreans who settled never attacked by oromose because they afraid of the government. when the Amhara kicked out from their settled place you keep quite do you think if the same happen you gone stay there I don’t think so .

    What goes round comes round.

    The Ethiopia asking equal treatment
    Not discrimination
    For the sake of our existence as a nation
    You need to come out and oppose the behaviour of this government
    Specialy the diaspora tigreans .

    Thank you.

  24. Shenkute says:

    Ethiopiafirst for god sake get a life you run out of topics .

    Be real you only live once in this world lee went mut.

    Weyewelsh yadam zere hodam atunu.

    Read what god has said…

    On the day when the earth is changed into different earth. And the heaven into new heaven ,mankind shall stand before god the one who conquers all.
    On that day you shall see the guilty bound with chains,their garments pitch,and their faces covered with flames.
    God will recompense each soul according to its deed swift is gods reckoning.

    For the wrongdoers we have prepared a fire which will encompass them like the wall of pavilion.
    When they cry out for help they shall be showered with water as hot as molten brass, which will scald their faces.
    Evil shall be their drink,evil their resting place.

    We have cast veils over their hearts lest they understand our words and made them hard of hearing.

    Call them as you may to the right path,they shall never be guided.

    As for those that have faith and do good works we shall not deny them their reward.

  25. Sewit says:

    The hidden agenda of this army is protecting their paymaster DIA for he no more believes any Eritreans around him. This army can never do any operation in Ethiopia, then Isayas knows it is the end of him cause he knows head for head retaliation of Ethiopia.

  26. Alula says:

    Arena, Medrek,Semayawi….are simply there just like that! But They have nothing to offer at all! They simply establish something like political party , but couldn’t sustain their establishment for a few years! Kinijit, Medrek, Andnet…. Nevertheless, it’s all about power hunger!

    Messay kebede, is touching here & there hoping against hope! So sad! Some Ethiopian follow their higher education to empower their egos, but no to help their people!

  27. GetachewCherenet says:

    Share news and vaccancies

  28. solomon says:

    እባካቹ ምንም የማያውቁ ልጆች እየቀማቹ ክፋ ኣታስተምሩዋቸው

  29. anteneh says:

    why are you Eritreans in this conversation. You have your own independent nation, so just discuss about your nation. Not Ethiopia. Please live you own life and don’t post provocative terms towards Ethiopians.
    To all Ethiopians, it is time to discuss issues in a constructive manner, to listen to each other and to exclusively discuss on matter that matter for our county.

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