The Victory of Adwa: Shining Testimony for Unity’s Landmark

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  1. Bedele says:

    ADWA=MINELIK II=VICTORY!!!
    Do not afraid to call the Name of the father of our forefathers who faught and gather the diversity to unity in case of our motherland ETHIOPIA, Imperor Minelik II, the maker and shaker of the real history-ADWA-Victory. Adwa without the name of Minelik II is incomplet. Why did you not mantioned his name at least one times?. But i see HIM Emperor Minelik II sat at the back of his horse. I read your article adding Minelik for every word Adwa in the text. You miss him so many times. Any way there were many parallels between Adwa and Badme and Menilik and Meles, they win the war around Mereb river and let the looser get Eritrea and Aseb. Minelik because his force were tierd of war and at its last power to maintain the victory of ADWA. But Meles had the power to go deep to Masawa, i do not know why he did the same with Minelik-because he admired Minelik? probably true!! Imagine the old Palast of Minelik is still the best place to harbour the leader of the new Generation-COOL!!! MINELIK—Emye MINILIK—Long live your Name!! like your Victory of ADWA—For me MINILIK means the whole brave ETHIOPIANS who fought an der his comand, regardles of their ethinc origin, geographical location and faith or sex-remember Emperes TAITU BITUL and the likes. Thank you T:L!!

  2. dergu temelese says:

    ምኒልክ እንደ ንጉሠ ነገሥትነታቸው መርተዋል። በቦታው ምኒልክ እንደ ንጉሠ ነገሥት፣ እንደ መሪ፣ እቴጌ ጣይቱ ሌሎችም የዘመኑ መሪዎች ስብዕና፣ አመራር እና ቁርጠኝነት ባይኾን ኖሮ የዐድዋን ጦርነት አናሸንፍም ነበር ብዬ አፌን ሞልቼ በመረጃም በማስረጃም አስደግፌ ደግሜ ደጋግሜ ልል እችላለኹ። ዐድዋ -ዐምባ አላጌን ለማሸነፍ ሻለቃ ቶዜሊን ሳይኾን ገብርዬን መኾን ግድ ይላል፤ ዐድዋ መቀለን ለማሸነፍ ሻለቃ ጋሊያኖን ሳይኾን ጣይቱን፣ አባተን፣ ባልቻን መኾን ግድ ይላል፤ ዐድዋ – ዐድዋን ለማሸነፍ ጄኔራል ባልዲሰራ፣ ጄኔራል አልበርቶኒ፣ ጄኔራል ዳቦርሚዳ፣ የጣሊያንን ጦር፤ ባንዳው አስካሪን ሳይኾን ምኒልክን – መኮንንን – ታፈሰን፣ መንገሻን፣ አሉላን፣ አውዐሎምን፣ የኢትዮጵያን ሕዝብ መኾንን ግድ ይላል።
    ከዐፄ ምኒልክ በቀደሙትና በተከተሉት ነገሥታት የተመሩት ጦርነቶች እናም የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ በታሪካችን ተሸናፊ ነው የኾኑት የኾንነው፤ በዐፄ ቴዎድሮስ አመራር በእንግሊዝ፣ በዐፄ ዮሐንስና በንጉሥ ተክለ ሃይማኖት አመራር በደርቡሾች፣ በዐፄ ኀይለ ሥላሴ አመራር በጣሊያን የዐፄ ዮሐንስ ከግብፆች ጋራ ጦርነቶች ሲቀር። ስለዚህ ታሪካችን ሽንፈትን እንጂ አሸናፊነትን አያሳየንም።
    አጋጣሚ የሚለውን ትርክት ማብራራት የነበረበት በፍቃዱ ቢኾንም ትልቅ ግድፈት መኾኑን ለማሳየት የዐድዋ ጦር በአግባቡ የታቀደ፤ የተወጠነ፤ ብዙ የተደከመበት፤ የተለፋበት የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ውጤት ነው ባይ ነኝ።

  3. Mengesha says:

    In what language did you write? Do you know the difference between Ethiopians and Nation, Nationalities and People??? So sad!

    • Yakob says:

      Mengesha, sorry for your ignorance, hey you can always learn, just in case, and if it won’t worsen your panic he wrote it in Amharic language and Geze script.
      too bad your Banda master Italian Latin script was dismembered with your banda for fathers at the battle of Adwa.

  4. Ittu Aba Farda says:

    This is the pride of the colored and will remain so to eternity. Baratieri thought he was the only one who knows about the single and double enveloping battle formations. Boy way he deadly wrong!!! We can only say that he met his real master at the battlefield of Adwa on that glorious day. Dabormida thought he will have an open season scandalizing those drop dead beauty ladies from Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and many other origins. But he died squealing like a pig in a rut. He was properly told that he was in the wrong house and at the wrong time when every Oromo, Amhara, Tigray man was fit in a really foul mood. You just don’t barge in and start poking an aggravated African lion. You just don’t. He was excited by what he thought he would be doing with the women captives the next day that he did not see that he was marching North thinking he was heading South. Boy, boy, boy!!! He ended up smack into the awaiting pincers of my Barentu cavaliers. Ooh wee!!!! Say it again!!! Ooh wee!!!! I am in a good mood now!!!!

    That ‘impossible, unimaginable’ feat is not the pride only to just two of us but it should be to every colored and every human being that demand and expect respect. That day proved once and for all that intelligence in everything including during an all out war fare is not the sole property of only one or two races. It had crossed the color line long before it is recognized. That day at Adwa was not just another Zulu uprising or Mahdist War and it was not a variety of the Boxer Rebellion. It might have been the inspiration for these fights for freedom and numerous others. It was rather a day when those ‘bunch of niggas’ locked horn with a much more powerful army and beat the tar out of the enemy until everyone thought he robbed a bank. It was an earth quake with 9.9 on the Richter Scale!!! Didn’t all other European powers rushed to recognize our people as a sovereign nation in just days and weeks following the victory at Adwa? Can anyone tell me where else such a recognition happened before or after March 1, 1896? I can boldly say that the liberation of Africa had begun on March 1, 1896. You can stand me up at the gates of hell but nothing can be done to me to recant my bold claim. Full Stop!!! You tell me one European power, one, who signed on a dotted line saying ‘I am beaten in a fair fight and will never plan another war’ on the colored. Only one, right? Abyssinia, right? That ain’t Puerto Rico! That was not Minnesota! That was not Formosa either. That was the country of the Oromos, Amharas, Tigrayans, Afars, Issas and many other people of the colored. After all this intoxicating pride that has afflicted you and I, it makes you wonder how ashamed those Askaris felt when they found themselves prisoners of war along with those who were bossing them around just a day before. Their situation then was understandable but what they did on that fateful day was historically inexcusable. Being swayed for a piece of bread crumbs is in any living thing nature but planning a war with a demeaning European aggressor and shoot down a peaceful/generous neighbor is the most shameful act. It was written well in the history book that the most damage inflicted upon my great uncles and cousins on that historic day was not from the muzzles of the Italians but from the Askaris themselves. Very disgusting behavior indeed!!! May be Askarism was a viral infection like HIV and it is still a ravaging sickness. You know what I mean?!!!!!

    And there is one extremely important matter anyone who claims to be the descendant of those gallant men and women. In that battle, Amharas died. On that indisputably glorious day, Oromos had died. On that field of Adwa Tigrayans and others had died. You see, after they were cut down by the bullets of the aggressor Italian soldiers and faceless Askaris, the human blood that flowed, the Abyssinian blood that reddened the rivers of Tigray did not flow segregated on ethnic lines but rather flowed rolled into one. That and that alone drove me into a rash of goose bumps throughout my Almighty created human body. It just sends me into a trance!!! A pride that Shall not, Can not, be taken away from you and I!!!!

  5. ashebir says:

    Yes indeed. We have to note that individuals lead but do not do history. So the victory is of Ethiopians.

  6. Dagna says:

    “Another important lesson that the current generation should take from the victory of Adwa could be the need to work together regardless of differences when the country is subjected to foreign conquerors.”

    Well said, but it is just a semantic and nothing less since the writer purposely remove the the victorious leader. Too bad for the writer, but the fact and the untaintable truth is Ethiopians know their history very well. Awramba Times just work hard make an effort to call the name Minilik that frees the people of Adwa at the battle of Adwa. Erect his Statue in the center of Adwa and embrace Ethiopia as one united Ethiopia rather than glorifying the sons and the daughters of traitors.
    Sorry Awramba times the story is good and it is even sounds like patriotic if it was not kind of distorting the fact and denying the victors, I grade you ZERO FOR YOUR FAILURE BY INTENTION.
    I just tell it just like it is, THEIR IS NO WHERE TO HIDE FROM THE TRUTH.
    GOD BLESS ” ATSE MINILIK THE VICTOR”
    GOD BLESS ETHIOPIA AND TRUE ETHIOPIANS.

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