Government of Eritrea, spies and hitmen target Moon of the South

Government of Eritrea, spies and hitmen target Moon of the South

Moon of the South has received intimidating and threatening emails from people – probably hitmen or spies – supposedly working for the oppressive government of Eritrea about an article published on April 4.

In the article, the award-winning author quoted a report by Le Journal de Brazza http://journaldebrazza.com/article.php?aid=2876, which alleged that weapons used by Seleka rebels of the Central African Republic were supplied by Eritrea and may have transited by Chad on permission of Deby.

But, instead of attacking the first source that published the story, some unknown citizens of Eritrea, the state media and their government have reacted fiercely to the article, calling it false and fabricated, and insulting the author.

A copy of the ‘childish and gloomy’ statement A defamation that knows no bound, which was issued by the Eritrean ministry of foreign affairs and sent directly to the newsroom, labelled Moon of the South an ‘obscure’ publication, whose ‘reporter, a certain Issa Sikiti da Silva, does not even appear to know the geography of the region’.

But then, this is the tactic of the Eritrean government, which does not only tolerate press liberties and freedom of expression, but also has jailed countless journalists more than any country in Africa.

Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) described Eritrea as Africa’s biggest prison. The RSF World Press Freedom Index 2012-2013 ranked Eritrea in last place, 179th, for the sixth successive year.

RSF said: “No journalists were killed but some were left to die, which amounts to the same thing. With at least 30 behind bars, it is Africa’s biggest prison for journalists. Of 11 incarcerated since 2001, seven have died as a result of prison conditions or have killed themselves.

“Since the independent media were abolished more than 10 years ago, there are no independent Eritrean news outlets, other than outside the country, and terror prevails.”

Eritrea is being ruled by iron-fist President Isaias Afewerki. A U.N. Monitoring Group report on Somalia and Eritrea said in July 2010 that it had proof that that Asmara was supporting  al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants in Somalia. But Eritrea continues to deny it.

Had this article or the April 4 article been published in Asmara or any other city in that country, the reporter would have been detained and jailed by now and left to die, and the publication disbanded and banned for life.

In one virulent email, one Eritrean ‘hitman’, Filmon Zerai, said: “Failure to provide such evidence will lead me to lodge an official complaint to your senior and further up the hierarchy including taking legal measures if necessary.”

Another ‘spy’, Sophia Tesfamariam, said in another email: “These are very serious allegations and cannot and will not be taken lightly. Please provide the following: article mentioned in this report-if it exists and provide sources for your information.”

Moon of the South says it will not be intimidated by any government of this world, or by their spies or hitmen, whether in Eritrea, DRC, Angola, South Africa, US, UK, Senegal, France or elsewhere.

The media, as society’s watchdog, should be free and left alone to do their job.

Photo: Eritrea’s leader, President Isaias Afewerki.

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107 Responses to Government of Eritrea, spies and hitmen target Moon of the South

  1. child_of_eri April 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    That is hilarious! You get called out for being a lazy journalist and not citing your information and then want to villainize concerned citizens that call you out? And on top of that write an article in the 3rd person? It is our right to call you out, it’s call freedom of speech and media and all that you hurled at Eritrea for not allowing. Hypocrite

    • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

      thanks 4 admitting thier aint no freepress in  eritrea.

      • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

        Pretty_RiRi_ there is no free press anywhere in the world…if you believe there is, you are dreaming

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

          VittorioSilvestri like how?? Every media is government owned? People are afraid of speaking? Jouranlist in jail for 10+ with no trial ???

  2. merhawie April 10, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Interesting, asking for evidence is seen as being “extremely harmful in its effect” or “bitterly hostile.” I would imagine evidence was the basis of journalism, as it is in the justice system. 
    Similarly it would seem that asking for more information by email is apparently work done in secret – in particular for government. If anything, it seems that this same information would bolster the author’s article by providing credibility.
    Apparently, here, there seems to be a misunderstanding of the words “virulent” and “spy”. I wonder what else is misunderstood? 
    Indeed, the media should do its job – not editorialize, not even to provide “balanced” news, but to provide the context for the events of the day.

  3. SimonT April 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    I can’t believe that you are actually attacking your readers for asking you for evidence. That’s very sad.

  4. bsammyo April 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    #Eritreans or other citizens have the right to read real news. It’s pretty roguish of you to regard people as ‘spies’ for asking you to provide evidence where your claims come.

    • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

      and when did eritreans get to read news other than crap censored by the government? You are not done jailing and killing journalists in Eritrea..u want to play ur dirty games in diaspora too?

      • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

        Pretty_RiRi_ most eritreans inside Eritrea have access to foreign news either by satellite or radio. And in regards to journalist killed, no journalist have been killed in Eritrea…maybe jailed, and with good cause, as journalists should not be immune to be arrested if they attempt to the security of the country, something the country you actually live in right now knows to do very well with various Acts.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

          ya,jailed for 10+ years with no trial.if i ask u what was thier crime,what exactly did they do,u will be speechless.just tell me is it good2jail some1 with no trial for 10+ years??

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ yes it is when it involves national security and treason. The US does that constantly…why Eritrea cannot?

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

          so US does it Eritrea can?how more stupid can u get?can u plz tell me how did they endager national security

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ well, you cannot have two different weight and measures for the same thing. You cannot be labelled bad if you do it and somebody else labelled good if they do the same thing.
          They did an act of treason and against national security when they decided to take sides against the government at time of war. That is more than enough to be arrested, and if it was applying martial laws, enough to be given the dead penalty, something that Eritrea does not apply to it’s citizens for any crime, in time of peace or war.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

          u still couldnt tell me what exactly they did to endanger national secruity,ur clueless ,misguided and http://brainwashed.in/ lawless eritrea,anyone can be jailed without trial.and without presenting ur case to court.and u seem to agree with that

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ ok. They went against the government during times of war. That is called treason. And please, keep you offensive language to yourself, as i did not called you names .

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

          what offensive language?didnt know u were sensetive 🙂  u dont know what is their crime..just repeating ‘treason’treason” like a parrot,thatrpeats what its master tells it too.tell me they did this,please be specific.ur just another brainless tool that isayas uses.keep on spreading lies.we were all fooled by isayas a looong time ago.but not anymore

  5. Sevenup22 April 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    LMAO what a sad excuse for a self-proclaimed journalist (you’re not accredited)! You made up this absurd story of Eritrea arming CAR rebels and now you’re taken a defensive position when asked to back up your claims? Yea, you will be held accountable for your dubious claims buddy, welcome to Journalism 101! I couldn’t stop laughing at this cartoonish author describing people who demand he show evidence for his absurd claims as “hitmen”. As far as i’m concerned,  you’re one banana peel slip away from starting in your own Cartoon Network show, you silly narcissistic liar.

  6. VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    Spies? Hitmen? unknown citizens of Eritrea? 
    Is this a movie?
    Free press does not mean free to spread lies. And if you report a story that was initially published by somebody else, it is your duty to make sure you are not just cutting and paste, but re-publishing a real news.

    To give credit to an ousted Bozize, by the way:this is the man we are talking about http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/455553/20130410/car-bozize-bodies-garage-bangui-monique.htm
    and report whatever he said as the truth is not only bad journalism, but help to spread lies.
    On the other side, Eritrea is very well aware who and why such fabrications are continuously being published. Just look at the history behind the coming into power of Bozize and which international powers where behind him until recently. 
    Start looking at AFRICOM and which countries are not in it.
    You might understand why all this is happening
    At the end, as you said, the original article was at http://journaldebrazza.com/article.php?aid=2876 and in your words it is “alleged that weapons used by Seleka rebels of the Central African Republic were supplied by Eritrea and may have transited by Chad on permission of Deby.”
    But nowhere in your article at http://moonofthesouth.com/chad-helped-seleka-rebels-overthrow/ you stated that ” it was alleged” , making you now responsible for reporting incorrectly
    You also added “Eritrea, (…)  has a history of arming African rebel groups, including Somalia’s Al-Shabab”, a news that has been denied in a recent report by the Eritrea and Somalia monitoring group.
    I hope you realize that helping spread news that you obtain not directly is like giving the news yourself as if you obtain it directly unless you specify otherwise.
    Last but not least, calling a statement from the Foreign Ministry of Eritrea ‘childish and gloomy’ is statement that you are on a defensive and realize you made a mistake. It would be better just to admit it.
    Regards

    • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

      if there was freepress in Eritrea there wouldnt be what u call ‘rumors’ flying around

      • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

        Pretty_RiRi_ rumours are created by others, not by Eritrea. Rumours are needed by others to create doubts and gain support. Something that is not working very well with Eritreans living inside as they know very well about rumours and lies. They have been lied to since the end of second world war by all the countries and the UN

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

          .how do u know about eritreans living in eritrea?Where journalists are jailed for 10+ without trial.u still have a lot to learn about eritrea

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

          what eritreans know is they are fed up of dictatorship,indefinite national service,no constitution,being jailed with no accusations and trial..reason why eritreans choose to die in sinai deserts than be in hopeless Eritrea

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ I know because i was born and i lived in Eritrea much longer than you, and I personally know some of those journalists you said are in jail with no trial. And not only them. One thing is for sure: if you had any knowledge about Eritrea and the EPLF you should know very well that when people, does not matter in which position are they in society, do go against the interests or security of the country, they are punished, but not talked about. It is not and has never been in the culture of the EPLF.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

          then did u serve for 10+ years too?ur not gonna teach me about EPLF,if someone is guilty let hear his/her side of the story too,why no trial?unless its a lawless country.

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ Eritreans that are killed in Sinai are, as many other African people, just trying to go to Europe for economical reasons, but due to high restrictions in how you can get into Europe regularly, they have to endure such harsh journey with the risk of being captured and used by criminal organizations for harvesting of organs or ransom. If Europe and the US are so passionate and worried about the Eritrean people condition, why they just do not wait for them at the border of Ethiopia or Egypt and grant them automatic asylum? Why let them die in the desert?
          Eritrea, as many other countries around Africa and the world, have the same problem. Economy! And that problem is created by external factors which are piloted by big interests and powers.
          you ahve lots to learn about the dirty game of politics and money, something Eritrea is hardly trying to not get involved.

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ not much different from the Us that keep for more than 10 years people in Guantanamo Bay Prison without trial or access to lawyers. And as they cannot do it inside the US because of the rule of law, they created an outside territory to allow themselves to do so, whcih means that it is not such a bad thing to do if necessary, and if you ask the US, they will tell you that Guantanamo Bay is necessary so to protect the American people and for national security.
          So if they can do it, why not Eritrea?

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

          ha! eritreans are fleeing because of economy,dictatorship,and most importantly indefinite national service.sad part our disgusting government doesnt give a damn about its citizens,matteroffact pfdj newspaper never mentioned eritreans kidnapped in sinai,but wrote about norwegian tourists kidnapped in sinai

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ in regards to national service, if only Ethiopia would get out of our territory , tomorrow there would be peace and the national service would be cut off for the majority of people involved in it.
          In regards to Eritreans kidnapped and killed in Sinai, newspapers and EriTv have been talking about it many times and in various occasions. But how would you know about it? you do not live in the country and you do not watch ERITV

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

          so isayas is using the border issue as an excuse to be a dictator,if that bastard cared about eritrea he would have found a solution.if ethiopia doesnt withdraw for the next 20 years,then eritreans will be in national service until then?easy for you to say ur chillin in US,and i watch eritv and seen none about eritreans in sinai.proove me wrong WITH FACTS

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ not the border issue, but the fact that Ethiopia is still occupying part of Eritrea. That alone is against the UN Charter and that alone would mean you have to be ready to defend yourself, unless you would like to forget what 30 years of war for independence means and the sacrifice of may lives and martyrs.
          You are worried about the length of the national service without thinking that for many Eritrean life was in Sahel for the length of their lives so to free Eritrea from Ethiopia’s occupation. The national service is nothing compared to what these brothers and sisters had to go through to get you call Eritrea an independent State. sadly, that achievement came short after Ethiopia decided that was not possible to have Eritrea really independent.
          By the way, I do not live in the US, thanks God…I hate that country!
          and in regards to ERITV and newspapers I have nothing to prove. It is a fact and is public. Just ask to anyone

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

          and thats my point 30 years struggle for independence and what we get is dictatorship,being slaves to isayas.its easier than done, ur somewhere in the west ,living in luxury,while eritreans got nothing to eat but serve for the rest of their lives,ppl have no future in eritrea,AND why did u leave eritrea ?? and isayas supposed to find a solution 4 this but no,he wants slavery to continue,lets see u serve for 10+ years.and about eritv ,iknew u couldnt provide proof,well all of those hypocrites and liars claiming eritrea spoke about eritreans in sinai couldnt provide prof either keep on lieing and getting paid by isayas on the expense poor eritreans

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ you want proof? read and watch more often.
          and i did not leave eritrea. still here, 
          and in Eri all eat…maybe you are talking about some other country in the south of Eri

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

          awww..what a cute excuses.u can do better than this,i watch eritv not for once eritv spoke about eitrean in sinai.u are liying to urself andothers .and nobody gonna believe with no concrete proof.u leave in eritrea do u serve too?and eritreans eating one bread in a day.speak for urself,u greedy selfish piece of crap

        • hghebrez April 11, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

          VittorioSilvestri Pretty_RiRi_ Dont bother talking to this person. He or she has already admitted that they are not Eritrean on twitter.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

          Mike_H_Speak VittorioSilvestri Pretty_RiRi_ keed halay.funny how u dictator worshipping idiots label REAL eritreans as ‘non eritreans’ cuz they refused to be silent and bow down and worship isayas ….traitors

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

          Mike_H_Speak VittorioSilvestri Pretty_RiRi_ excuse me? I admited I am not eritrean? when?

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ Mike_H_Speak VittorioSilvestri never did that…I am actually sure you are Eritrean ..the worst kind, the one they do not know how to defend and be really independent. You are all puppets of your great master the USA. Old story, the same that made eritrea stay for almost half a century under ethiopia. No point on talking to all of you. One thing is for sure. Eritrea and it’s government is there to stay…it has been there for 23 years now Just continue to dream and make robo calls

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ I ma now 50 years old..done serving…thank you for asking
          I will let you know which day and time you have to watch ERITV

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

          Done serving? Ur acting more eritreans than the real ones…remember its INDEFINITE??!!?!and about eritv don’t bring that up again,it makes u more liar,more desparte parrot trying to cover up isayas crime because ur a paid puppet for isayas .u coudnt provide proof when erivt spoke abt eritreans kidnapped in Sinai ,keep on lying to urself ,nobody else is willing to waist their tyme with ur bullcrap

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

          Depressed monkeys like u think if u refuse to worship isayas ,ur a a traitor ,not independent or cia agents,this is getting old now,but u can’t get out of the scripts that isayas handed u.Why do u fools think isayas is like a god that can’t make mistakes?Stop acting that u love eritrea,ur here because ur a an isayas paid puppet ,Eritrea will live even if is isayas is trying to distroy it.now go parrot ur bullcrap to someone as foolish as u

        • VittorioSilvestri April 12, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ it is not indefinite, you have the wrong information. 
          Eritv : i will send you the link with the documentary and news about Sinai as soon as I have few minuter to spare
          And in regards to parroting: it sems to me you are parroting those Eritrean in opposition that just repeat the same things all day long.
          I wonder when was the last time you saw with your eyes Eritrea, if ever.

        • VittorioSilvestri April 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ you see, you are so frustrated that makes you mad.
          i am not paid by anyone, and i do not think Isayas is a God. I just think he is a very different leader to most of the African ones, that are puppets to the West and have large bank accounts while their people die for lack of food.
          In Eritrea today everybody eats without help from outside, everybody has access to health system for free, everybody is getting connected to electricity, roads are being built, infrastructure too, and education is available to all for free.
          Sure thing it is still hardship due to the continuous pressure other countries put on Eritrea for their covered agendas, but we are going ahead does not matter what, because if it took 30 years to liberate the country, it does not matter if it takes 100 years to build it in the right way.
          And the sad thing is that you people are blinded by those ignorants that want to see Eritrea supported by the West so that you can call it a democracy.
          We, as a country, want to get to democracy at our own pace, step by step. And if you do not like it, stay out of it.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

          Yeah,I am just going to believe it cuz u just said it.and why do u link democracy and the west?? Ignorant much??What we want a government that is transparent,Care about its citisens not moke them by saying ‘they are going for a picnin’ and u don’t know how much isayas owns cuz their ain’t no annual buget report.So go trick somone else.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

          Hahahahaha even the government puppies and isayas himself say its indefinite.#EpicFail.what were u thinking with that lie? And about Eritv I can’t wait for u to send me the link about eritv covering the plight of Eritreans in Sinai but don’t run away like all those isayas parrots who promise me a link and dissappear 🙂

        • VittorioSilvestri April 13, 2013 at 12:13 am #

          Pretty_RiRi_ really? show me when Isayas said that national service in indefinite.
          I will as soon as i find it 
          don’t worry, I am here to stay…i do not disappeared
          I am actually enjoying hearing you people repeat the same songs all the time

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 13, 2013 at 2:33 am #

          Haha that’s why I told u still have a lot to learn about eritrea,and its kinda hard for me to believe to ur in Eritrea …have u ever heard of Warsay or Sawa??? Aka indefinite conscription and forced labour ….but heeeey????!! Aren’t u contradicting urself her Mr.Hypocrite??Haven’t u previously admitted that national service in Eritrea is indefinite and the solutioin to end this is

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 13, 2013 at 2:35 am #

          ..continue. End this is ,ethiopia to withdraw from badme???? U have been caught ur own lies and hypocrisy.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 13, 2013 at 2:36 am #

          Hope it isn’t just words and ur not gonna keep me spinning here and ur actually gonna provide me some links 🙂

        • VittorioSilvestri April 13, 2013 at 2:57 am #

          Pretty_RiRi_ I think that your English is very poor, but you still try to twist my words around.
          It is you that said the military service is indefinite, not me…or at least show me where is it that I wrote it.
          It is you that said “Isayas himself say its indefinite”..and I asked you to show me when and where he said that word.
          I haven’t admitted that national service is indefinite…or at least show me where I wrote such a thing
          Anyway, I see that there is no room to have a proper discussion with you as you just repeat the same old story: military service, democracy, blas blas… warsay and sawa indefinite conscription?..if that was true, there would be no one walking the roads in Eritrea and everybody would be there.
          Please stop the rhetoric and propaganda given you by the opposition and travel to Eritrea to look with your eyes what is going on.
          Until then , you are just another barking dog.

        • Merhawi April 13, 2013 at 3:11 am #

          VittorioSilvestri,
          I sure hope the above comments were more of a discussion rather than an argument, I believe they would have been more constructive. Nevertheless, I am curious…have you ever been to Eritrea and for how long? Are you opinions based on  your experience or…, I am just curious

        • VittorioSilvestri April 13, 2013 at 3:22 am #

          Merhawi VittorioSilvestri I am trying my best to keep it as a discussion, but it seems not everybody has the same opinion
          Born in Eritrea, lived in it most of my life …right now in Australia and going back to Asmara in July for good after going back twice every year since I left for work in 2008.
          I am married to a tegadalit that fought during the struggle for 9 years until 1991, and stayed in the active duty until 1994, when our first son was 1 year old…then she was released and now she is a civilian.
          We have a house in Godaif and also a business in Asmara. My wife is right now there.
          I consider myself to have good experience overall about the general situation in Eritrea.

        • Merhawi April 13, 2013 at 4:01 am #

          VittorioSilvestri
          That is good to now. Pass my deepest respect to Ur wife for being part of the struggle for independence. 
          I am also an Eritrean, born there and raised there. I was there till 2009, when I left for study purposes. So, as two Eritreans I sure hope we can have a civilized discussion about our home country.
          I am sorry to say that I do’t really agree with Ur opinion. We can talk about the freedom of press (those journalist in prison), freedom of  religion (christian in prison), regard to opposing political opinion, national service, regard to life and personal decisions…. I mean we can talk about the different issues that U feel are comfortable and I would love to hear Ur opinion. 
          Its just I don’t really like to group things together and come with a conclusion as that diminishes the weight of each issue.  
          P.S, There is nothing wrong with opposing views as long as we all open minded.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 13, 2013 at 4:51 am #

          ” in regards to national service, if only Ethiopia would get out of our territory , tomorrow there would be peace and the national service would be cut off for the majority of people involved in it” if u are going to lie next time at least lie properly.hahahahaha u actually saying sawa and warsay don’t exist??Don’t u hear eritv barking about warsay everytime? I guess I have to tell u when to watch eritv.Yes every eritrean an oposition or pro-govt know What warsay is .go check back to the script that isayas gave u.yeas.if u actually see the streets if asmara its empty!!…until u open ur eyes ur another paid isayas tool

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 13, 2013 at 4:54 am #

          Ohhh that’s why,y didn’t u tell me previously?? That ur a privilaged dude with property in Eritrea ..u are using eritrea for ur daily bread and you will one day pay for this..we don’t want ur ‘experience’ we want facts.

        • VittorioSilvestri April 13, 2013 at 6:24 am #

          Pretty_RiRi_ I am done talking to you, as the only thing you know very well to do is blas blas
          when i said to cut national service, means to cut national service…nowhere i said it is indefinite.
          Did not say Sawa do not exist, actually thanks that it is there, and thanks to Warsay too
          Lot’s of people have properties in Eritrea, most Eritreans do. Not sure what is your point in there
          I am Eritrean, I have Eritrean nationality. I work hard for my bread. 
          What about you?

        • VittorioSilvestri April 13, 2013 at 6:27 am #

          Merhawi VittorioSilvestri Sure. We can talk about anything that you like.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

          Ur again at it with ur foolish contradictions..Warsay are ppl who are payed very low income which cannot get them through a day,who have been in national service for 10+ years and still in national service, u need a reality check …but u can’t wake up some one pretending to sleep.Yeah most of eritreans in DIASPORA have properties and busineses in Eritrea,reason why those traitors,greedy and selfish ppl worship isayas for the sake of thier personal benefits.Why don’t u join warsay?Mr.WannabePatriotic?

        • Merhawi April 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

          VittorioSilvestri Merhawi 
          Good! Then as a starter, let us talk about those young christian that are imprisoned for their faith. Now I am not sure how much U know about it, but students in SAWA, mainefhi college are imprisoned if they are found with a bible. Individuals are imprisoned in Asmara and other cities u are not but if they are found praying in groups. And the worst part of it is, they are never put in the court of law but they are told to denounce their religion. How come? What ever I believe in, it is my religion and not Urs. The Eritrean constitution, that was never ratified, gives the right to religious diversity. So what is wrong with what I believe in?

        • VittorioSilvestri April 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

          Merhawi VittorioSilvestri Ok. Let’s talk about them, and not only them. First of all, in my humble opinion, I have to say that, generally speaking, religion and state should be separate, and that is what Eritrea is doing, as the government is secular.
          In regards to religion itself, Eritrea does accept any kind of religion that does not interfere with the government policies and process, which means , in simple words, that if one religion says that you cannot do the military service because of your faith, it does contradict and go against government policies.
          In Eritrea there are few religions that are recognized and some others that are not, and this is due to a decree that came out some years ago asking all religious groups to register with the government to be able to have an active and recognized status. The main religious groups such as Christian Catholic, Muslim and so on did that and are now operationally speaking active and have no issues. 
          Some other groups that did not register at the time are illegally operating in the country and refused to register, and although the government told them that they were going to be considered illegal, they continue to operate underground, putting their followers in great danger.
          This status have been used by opposition groups and alike to benefit their political agendas, using those arrests to prove that there is lack of freedom of religion in Eritrea. Something that has no connection with the actual truth.
          And to answer you last question: there is nothing wrong on what you believe, but if what you believe goes against the interest of the collective and the State, than has to be controlled. Religious groups pop up daily around the world and the just mere excuse of “this is what i believe in and I have the right to do so” cannot be taken as freedom of expression and faith all the time. I give you one example: some years ago in the US a  massacre took place at the hand of a “religious group” with many followers. I am sure you remember that.
          I hope you understand where all this is coming from and why there is a need to regulate also religious groups.

        • VittorioSilvestri April 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

          Merhawi VittorioSilvestri Eritrea, by the way, is not the only country to not recognize some religions and religious groups.

          Most Muslim states do not accept and recognize any other religion, and if you are found praying, as a Christian, you are arrested and sometimes also punished harshly.
          Let me give you another example of a religious group with some issues.
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_controversies

        • VittorioSilvestri April 13, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ Warsay are people that, if not in the program, would be in the streets doing nothing and with no job, creating a situation of poverty much more problematic to handle.
          In Australia they have a system that people with no job are to participate if they want to get some money from the government as assistance  and is called Dole, and works the same way as Warsay.
          In Eritrea the program is also more important as it is for the purpose of nation building, something other countries did in the past for the same reason after wars.
          In regards to Eritrean in Diaspora owning properties and business in Eritrea: same happen to Eritreans living and owning properties and business inside Eritrea. I do not see anything wrong with owning and running businesses, and if that was the only reason you have to like or dislike a government, then you undervalue the Eritrean people overall.
          I am part of Warsay and been part of it for long. There are various way you can participate in nation building and it is not only by building roads with your hands, but also by giving your time and effort in various areas with your knowledge and expertise. many countries at different levels have the same system.
          Anything else you want to be aggressive about?

        • VittorioSilvestri April 14, 2013 at 12:08 am #

          Merhawi VittorioSilvestri Eritrea, by the way, is not the only country to not recognize some religions and religious groups.

          Most Muslim states do not accept and recognize any other religion, and if you are found praying, as a Christian, you are arrested and sometimes also punished harshly.
          Let me give you another example of a religious group with some issues.
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_controversies

        • Merhawi April 14, 2013 at 12:44 am #

          VittorioSilvestri Merhawi 
          Don’t get me wrong…being free does not mean any one can do what he/she pleases (well that is anarchism). That would also mean that no government can impose rou should ules/restrictions that are not constitutional. 
          That said, I am not aware of any religious group that is against going to SAWA or doing the military and national service (except Jhova witness).  Moreover, most of the arrests is doing while they are praying in their houses or so? I mean what constitutional mandate does the government has to go after them in such manner. Moreover, most of these individuals are Warsay doing what ever the nation is asking of them. So they are not persecuted for their disregard for constitutional duties but just for their faith. 
          Morever, what is with imprisonment with out defense. what ever the goverment is accusing them of, they should be able to defend themselves in the court of law. That is a basic right of any individual that calls him self Eritrean, a day in court.

        • Merhawi April 14, 2013 at 12:48 am #

          VittorioSilvestri Merhawi 
          So how can we talk about individuals when we can not hold the govt accountable and within its constitutional powers.
          By the way, freedom of religion is abscent not only in Eritrea, that I know of. But as an Eritrean, I believe there is something I can do about my home land. So I would prefer to make the changes that I want in the world, to start at my backyard.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

          WHAAT?!?!! if there was no warsay then eritrean youth would be jobless,stupidity…wut more can I say?And by the way every eritrean is FORCED to join warsay..nobody minds being in national service but it must have limits.And what is built in Eritrea ,a couple of water wells and roads in the past 20+ years?? Every building in Eritrea is from italy’s legacy.And about the properties and business,ppl favor their personal benefits over the people.So ya,some ppl love z Govt cuz of the properties they own.And who r u gonna fool? Ur a part of warsay? Ahh..u mean a Cyber warsay ??Isayas created warsay not for the purpose of nation building,but to keep the youth away from cities and keep them in the wild.Isayas is afraid of Eritrean youth thats why.Izy Buda isayas…
          Anything else you want to act like u have no idea about?

        • VittorioSilvestri April 15, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

          Merhawi VittorioSilvestri there is freedom of religion in Eritrea. I repeat; if you are a follower of a religion that has not registered as such in Eritrea, you could be well be considered an entity that is illegal, and it’s followers, at risk of getting issue with the law.

          I suggest that the heads of those religious group stop putting their followers at risk until their organization conform with the law.
          For the time being, people that do congregate, are illegally doing so.
          The law is clear. To be recognized as religious group, you must comply.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

          VittorioSilvestri I read z article before and its full of misquotations 1/2 truth and conspiracy theores to make it fit his agenda.the refferences he cited alone is enough to expose him.

        • VittorioSilvestri April 17, 2013 at 12:09 am #

          Pretty_RiRi_ VittorioSilvestri well, really? this is the original article about that interview .
          wonder how your English reads it!

        • VittorioSilvestri April 17, 2013 at 12:10 am #

          Pretty_RiRi_ VittorioSilvestrihttp://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/455019/20130409/eritrean-sinai-refugees-egypt-sudan.htm

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 17, 2013 at 12:22 am #

          First of All I was talking about his article’Human trafficking and human rights agenda’but anyways,I have read z IBK article before,U idiots,opportunists are on personal attacks while ppl are dying!! Its shows ur true nature ! U r only about defending ur god isayas ,nothing more nothing less.U are focusing on crappy stuff rather than the victims ,thanks for showing ur true colours ,wannabe eritrean for $$$

        • VittorioSilvestri April 17, 2013 at 2:56 am #

          Pretty_RiRi_ your language shows your frustration…typical of you people brain washed with false media and NGO’s stuff.
          Not a surprise anyway. But at the end , as usual , truth prevails, and all of you will have to come to terms with the reality.
          People go away from Eritrea, like form any other country around the world, to reach Europe and the US for economical reasons.
          It used to be the same for everybody at a certain point of their history, but trying to explain it to you is like trying to explain to a donkey.
          No point of continuing on having conversations with you. Time and history will decide if you are right or wrong. For the time being, you just continue to bark, as you will for a very long time.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

          Bark,bark! Pfdj idiots and their over used,tasteless idioms,no point talking to u as u r a brainwashed Greedy human being/animal.I don’t need the media or NGO ,the opposition or pro-dictator to tell me what’s going on in Eritrea unlike greedy,selfish opportunists like u who feed off from eritv propoganda and ACT blind,Eritreans will remember opportunists like u who r selling eritreans 4 $$$$.Eritreans flee because of economical reasons,for higher education most importantly to escape from indefinite national service,Send ur kids to eritrea to be part of warsay too..

        • VittorioSilvestri April 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ you are right. You do not need anyone else but your masters to tell you what is going on in Eritrea. Good on you, continue to follow them..let’s see where they take you.
          Eritreans will remember idiots like you that are always and blindly on the wrong side of history. You are all “democrats and free” like the masters you follow and do not care about the country overall and about it’s people, but about the length of the military service and warsay, things that are needed to rebuild and defend our country.
          It is you that want to sell Eritrea to the west and to the financial institutions so to have few rich people gaining from it and the rest of the people always poor.
          Look at Africa overall, and look what is going on and has been going on for centuries. 
          You and your imperialist greedy people that back you up with fake promises of freedom and democracy.
          Stay where you are , as that is the only place good for you, and that is where you are going to end up the rest of your life, in exile forever.
          Victory to the masses!!!

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 17, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

          Save it!! U wanna be eritrean…Being anti west or imperialism doesn’t mean u can be a dictator ..funny how u speak about warsay ,easy 4 u to say,when u and ur family ar chilling somewhere in the west.why do goons like u have to associate z west with anyone who questions/oppose the Govt ??? U alreadyy sold eritrea for ur benefits,ketafi,ur name is recorded in history as fake and fraud goon who is making $$$$ by chearleading for isayas.real eritreans r in exile,while opportunists ,ppl with ID crisis and DEMHIT r chilling in Asmara …Independence was not only 4 PFDJ..keep ur fake patriotism to urself.u ain’t one of us in the first place ,,u money hungry animal.

        • VittorioSilvestri April 18, 2013 at 1:25 am #

          Pretty_RiRi_ i am making actually no money at all in Eritrea…i am loosing money if that is the case.
          my family is in Eritrea and very happy to be there
          my wife is a n ex fighter that did fight for 9 years
          real Eritreans are inside Eritrea ..in exile, as you call it, are few of the oppositions wannabes and traitors to the cause, and most real Eritreans that still help the development of the country with money and support.
          there is no financial benefit in supporting the government of Eritrea, actually the contrary.We all do it because we are patriots and we love to see our country really independent in all form and sense
          And to end this conversation, I am happy not to be 1 of you, if you get my drift.
          This is my last reply to you as it is getting really annoying to talk with a faceless and nameless person that covers up behind a fake name and a fake pic. You have not even the balls to show yourself up, coward!
          Have a good life in exile!

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 18, 2013 at 11:38 am #

          Ur last reply coward??! So wut ur wife an ex fighter we all have ex fighters in our famillies.ur family in Eritrea ??? Hope they are serving in sawa. 🙂 .plz keep ur stupidity to urself ..all the money hungry wanna be patriotics like u support a killer if they only have benefit from it.am pretty sure u want to discuss eritrea not my name/face.u know why ppl hide thier ID ,we have famillies in erirea,we dont want isayas to butcher them.I am happy that I am not one of u a traitor,blinded by money,ignorance,selfishness and greed.real eritrean are in refugee camps ,real eritreans are dying in deserts/seas.while idiots wannabe patriots like u and DEMHIT thugs are chillin in Eritrea.keep on receiving ur cash from isayas ,at the end of the day when isayas is thrown into EraEro u and ur like will pay a heavy price.

  7. Teme Asmelash April 11, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Welll Done moon of the south. As you said “Had this article or the April 4 article been published in Asmara or any
    other city in that country, the reporter would have been detained and
    jailed by now and left to die, and the publication disbanded and banned
    for life.” But all the Toothless PFDJ (“Gov. Of Eritrea”) and its diaspora spies can do is cry foul and threten you with legal action? as if they know any thing about rule of Law.  I thank you.

    • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

      Teme Asmelash speculation. the fact that articles are published and lies spread can only happen in countries where the government and the media have the same agenda.
      In regards to the rule of law, I prefer it to the one in the US, where there arelaws but the government does not care about as they have means to get around them.
      How they managed to get into war with Iraq? by law they could not, so they fabricated lies about weapons of mass destruction  Once inside Iraq, not 1 was found, but the US was already in doing it’s job and stayed in for more than 10 years. talking about rule of law. Shame on you

      • Teme Asmelash April 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

        VittorioSilvestri Teme Asmelash I was, and still am, agaist the Iraq Invesion as you are..but can you ask Isaias Afewerki ot any PFDJ official why the supported it while we are on the subject
        I can also see that you are agaist the System of governance in  the US and prefer the Eritrean way where people disappear without a trace into underground prisons, left to die for doing exactly what you are doing now, voicing their opinion. God help you.

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

          Teme Asmelash VittorioSilvestri supported what. the war in Iraq? you have the wrong information.
          And in regards to people arrested, it is not simply for voicing their opinion. That statement is just propaganda. You should know better.

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

          Teme Asmelash VittorioSilvestri by the way..does Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp ring a bell? try asking the US to give a fair trial to those people…some have been in there for the past 10 years with no clue on why, or at least that what their government and families say

        • Teme Asmelash April 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

          VittorioSilvestri Teme Asmelash Check your facts mate,, the Dicatorship in Eitrea  was amongst the coalition of the willing tghat supported the Iraqi invasion..
          And in regards to the people arrested, how did you know? being told by the criminal who arrested them perhaps? bring them to court, then i willk now.

        • Teme Asmelash April 11, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

          VittorioSilvestriTeme AsmelashAgain, I am agaist the Guantanamo Bay affair as well..but as an Eritrean, that is not my primary concern. i thought we are talking about Eritrea? are you gonna let go some murderer’s crimes  if another criminal is on the loose? i just can’t get your logic.

        • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

          Teme Asmelash VittorioSilvestri I have my info in regards to that, do not worry. Their day in court will come. On the other side, also that day you will not believe the truth as you are already taking sides with your opinions

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

          hahahahha and when will their day in court will come ??next 10 years??? stop making foolish,lame and stupid excuses for PFDJ

    • hghebrez April 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

      Teme Asmelash Why do you insist on parroting cheap propaganda? Are you trying to fool Eritreans or the non-Eritrean private press?

      • Pretty_RiRi_ April 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

        ANd once again isayas worshippers couldn’t answer the question .man up and answer.when will they be in courct? When they die and rot in jail .stop making ignorant,pathetic,desparate and stupid excuse for isayas

        • VittorioSilvestri April 12, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ As you have little knowledge about law, let me en light you with some information.
          When you are at war, martial law comes into place for members of the government, military and citizens that do endanger the operate of the governments by putting national security at risk. 
          An arrest under martial law does not have to be explained, or be dealt by or into a civilian court. It is done in a military court. 
          The day the war is over, those same people could be then given the day in a civilian court if it is deemed necessary.
          So to answer you question: all traitors and terrorists that have been arrested for attempting to undermine the operate of the government during a time of war have been dealt already by a military martial court. And that is it.

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

          Another stupid and ignorant comment.My question is what have they done to be labeled as ‘traitors’ or ‘terrorists’ not what would be the consequences of treason..ughh ur parroting the same crap again and again.

        • VittorioSilvestri April 12, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

          Pretty_RiRi_ maybe you do  not understand English very well.
          They attempted against the government at a time of war. Clear or not?

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 13, 2013 at 2:29 am #

          Like overthrowing isayas?

        • VittorioSilvestri April 13, 2013 at 3:36 am #

          Pretty_RiRi_ not really. More likely like agreeing to terms given by Ethiopia in regards to ending the war and to the use of Assab.
          One thing is for sure..you know very little about the events that went on in 1998-2001. You just repeat what some elements in the opposition want you to believe, same things that are parroted around the world by media and NGOs friendly with the US and Ethiopia.
          There is one key element during the war that opened up a Pandora box inside the EPLF and that is when some people decided that it was better to retreat from Assab and the rest of the border and agree to a peace deal with Ethiopia, something Isayas and most other generals and fighters refused to do.
          Sadly, some orders have not been followed up, due to the same elements refusing to go ahead with the war, leaving areas of Eritrea open to the invasion of Ethiopia, as they ordered their units to retreat.
          Ethiopian army arrived almost near to Keren, and if was not for those elements traitors, today it was us to be inside Ethiopia and near to Makale’ and not them inside our territory, from which by the way they do not want to go out.
          And they did not get Assab because general Wotchu decided to refuse the order to retreat given him by one of those 11 people that are now in prison for being traitors.
          Is that enough for you to understand now or you want me to continue and elaborate? ( some things I cannot really say as they are top secret anyway)

        • Pretty_RiRi_ April 13, 2013 at 5:03 am #

          And I have different story than ur.during when tplf tried to ‘envade’ eritrea.it was isayas who actually started the war with ethiopia,he couldn’t handle it so,So he told the troops to retreat and even leave asab and go back to the wild.but the ppl in jail now refused to listen to him,and fought back and retreaved eritrea.after th war ,G_-15 started queationing isayas intentions,why did he start a war and why is he refusing to implement constitution.So isayas jailed them in underground prison for 10+ years with out trial.

  8. hghebrez April 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Issa Sikiti Da Silva,

    When you write defamatory, inflammatory, slanderous or some would even say libelous articles about a people and government that you have no knowledge about (while using only flimsiest sources to back up your claims) you should expect some back-lash!! Eritreans are a people who are quick to defend their Nation because their Nation has been unfairly and unjustifiably attacked through-out history. For brevity, lets start since the 1950s when the UN decided to acknowledge the fact that the people of Eritrea wanted their independence but instead, due to their own [narrow] interests, decided to federate us with Ehtiopia. Leading to decades of fighting! That was just the start. And when Eritrea was struggling for freedom during those decades, where was all the press? Very few covered our struggle, some called us terrorists … maybe because the so called free press is influenced by not so free interests (see money)? And where is the free press today when there has been a mountain of evidence out there clearing the name of the Eritrean government (admitted even by the UN) in regards to military support to Al-Shabab. Some could even call this a scandal. But still, there is no appetite in the press, why? Who is setting the appetite of the free press (see money)?  Even though there is no evidence, the sanctions are still in place and the goal posts are constantly moved and attempts are/were being made to strengthen them in order to stop investments from happening, investments that would improve the lives of the people. So why is the campaign by the free press so one sided? I want you ask yourself and instead of posting an even more idiotic post, try to do a bit more research! Like in our struggle for independence from the past, very few journalists covered our story and today is no different. So expect to hear from the MAJORITY of the Eritrean people (or ‘spies’ as you like to call us), who are going to be very upset with you and the ignorant way with which you decided to portray Eritrea and Eritrean people. If you were an honorable person and a respectable journalist, you would at minimum double check the facts, attempt to get all sides of the story and report accordingly. If you cant do that then expect more emails of complaints. Dont expect us to just accept what you write as truth just because you have given yourself this label as “free press”. 

    thanks,
    Another Eritrean “spy”

    • Brhin April 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

      It is about Eritrea tyrant Isias Afareki not about Eritrea or the People of Eritrea. The peodple and country of Eritrea have been taken hostage by an armed gang known as Arareki.  No is, and there is no reason for any one to be against the people of Eritrea. The policies of the UN and USA of the 50’s have been beaten to no recognition in 1991! Isias and only Isias is the problem nationally and internationally. Isias is not and cannot speak on behalf of the people and country of Eritrea-has no legitimacy to do that.  So, come out of the closette and defend the tyrant. Don’t hide behind the people and country of Eritrea when defending the tyrant. Isias is not Eritrea and any attack on Isias is not an attack on Eritrea!
      Why is there notone single head of state in the entire world that would defend Isias?

      • Mike_H_Speak April 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

        Brhin Its not about Isayas, he is one man, there are many in Eritrea who can take his place when the time is right. This is about lies … out right lies used to defame Eritrea, its hard working people and government. Its lies like this that have been used to justify sanctions that hurt THE PEOPLE of Eritrea. So stop shedding crocodile tears for the people, it is you who is hiding behind this notion in order to justify making up lies and unproven facts in their name!

        • Brhin April 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

          Mike_H_Speak Brhin 
          What is there to lie about Eritrea and its people? The one and only that acts and speaks on behalf of the people and country of Eritrea is tyrant isias? What is there to defame Eritrea for? There is no one defaming Eritrea but Eritrea tyrant? By the way government has not been established in Eritrea- Tyrant isias is the law, the jury and judge in Eritrea, there is no parliament in Eritrea, there has never been national elections in Eritrea! There is nothing that makes any body government of Eritrea.Tyrant isias is accountable only to himself. I am one of the people and am not shedding any tears at all. Just to make clear that no one on earth is against the people of Eritrea and our country. Why would any one be against the people and country of Eritrea? no, no, attacking tyrant is not and does not by any standard mean attacking the people of Eritrea. Ciao

        • Hidrisuwuat April 13, 2013 at 4:27 am #

          Mike_H_Speak Brhin The time is right only when you master thinks is right? You are worshiping one person and the blood of so many went in vain.

      • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

        Brhin there are actually many governments and head of States that agree with Isayas, and they are usually the ones that have issues with the US too.
        In this world if you are a friend of the US and bow to their terms you are ok ( like Saudi Arabia, the worst dictatorship in the world, where a woman cannot even drive a car or go to the supermarket without being with a family member, where no other religion apart from Islam is recognized, where if you are against the government, you are killed) but because of oil and friendship with the US, then you are ok. 
        But if you are not friend with the US and do not accept their pressure ( like Eritrea, Iran, Venezuela, Sudan, Syria and many more) than expect to be involved one day or another in a war or an issue that labels you either a terrorist or a rogue state or whatever pleases them, all under the banner of “democracy “.
        The policies of the UN and the US have not been beaten in 1991, they are still here well and alive. Just a shame you cannot see that
        And by the way…do not need to come out of the closed to defend Isayas, who by the way does not need to be defended anyway. I am proud to support Isayas and the government of Eritrea, and I say that very loudly too.

        • Brhin April 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

          VittorioSilvestri 
          Just mention one head of state or government that seconds tyrant Isias? There is none. That is a fact!
          Saudi Arabia is not democracy, it is Theocracy! Eritrea tyrant is a terrorist! Tyranny, one-man for that is crime against humanity!
          The policies of the UN or US of the 50″s have been beaten, Eritrea is an idependent sovereign country that they had only to accept. That is the evidence for the defeat of the un/us policy of ’50’s unless you want to deny Eritrea is a nationally independent sovereign country? Right or wrong/
          Defending Tyranny in Eritrea is a crime. Certainlyl a criminal needs defending too, but that would defending the indefensible cos it is a crime, ciao

        • VittorioSilvestri April 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

          Brhin VittorioSilvestri so, if Eritrea is an independent sovereign country, how come the US and the UN do not tell Ethiopia to get out of the occupied territories that are part of the independent sovereign state member of the UN? I tell you way: because although on paper that is the fact, in reality the US does not like Eritrea to be really independent and sovereign, and although in words they had to accept the reality on the field in 1991, under the table they never likes the idea and in time they did everything to make things the way they like it, and the way the known best…by creating another war.
          You see and talk about Isayas as if one man is making decisions in Eritrea. 
          You are so wrong that you do not even understand how the EPLF have been working in history. Isayas is merely the person at the head of the nation. The party is the one governing the nation. And the party in Eritrea is the people, something all of you never understand.

    • VittorioSilvestri April 11, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

      Mike_H_Speak well said!! From “spy” to “spy”  LOL

      • Mike_H_Speak April 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

        VittorioSilvestri Mike_H_Speak If only being an Eritrean spy was as glamorous as a western spy on TV. Like 007.
        🙂

  9. Brhin April 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    CAR: Once a Liar, Always a Liar, Eritrea Tyrant on the Defensive Again!
    10 April 2013
    In an exclusive interview with the BBC right after he fled the country end of past month, the ousted president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Francois Bozize, accused with certainty that Chad was behind the Selika rebels that overthrew him and added with same certainty that the arms Selika troups used were purchased in/originated from Eritrea.
    http://www.eritreadaily.net/News2013/article201304101.htm

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