Where is the beef? Re: Andargachew’s article

I was completely astonished and perplexed by Mr. Andargachew’s letter to the editor. Without mentioning any points from the article(s), Andargachew dismisses the whole article as ‘worthless dribble’. I am at a complete loss of his objective in writing the article. From the onset it has the appearance of a letter of intimidation. It seems to me rather than trying to rest on his merit, Andargachew is trying to intimidate all of us, including Debteraw, to take his word as that of the almighty.

 

Until I saw Andargachew’s letter I was not aware of the critical articles on Kinijit’s leadership. After reading Andargachew’s article, however, I went back read and reread the Amharic article by Tessema Ergete to find a cause for Andargachew’s  rage, to see if there is any hidden phrase in the article that makes it ‘worthless’ as Andargachew want us to believe; but found nothing. To the contrary, I found the letter genuine and with unquestionably relevant and timely questions about Kinijit.  

 

Tessema enumerates many of his well founded suspicions and concerns on Kinijit’s international leadership. Chief among them are Tessema’s question of the overall competence of the leadership and Mr. Andargachew’s authenticity. Tessema asserts, supported with ample evidence, that Mr. Andargatchew (the alleged ‘hand picked’ leader of kinijit) and few other elements of the leadership work against the core believes, objectives, and spirit of Kinijit. However, rather than giving us reason to the contrary, or refuting Tessema’s assertions by giving honest and diligent arguments and reasons he [Andargachew] dismisses the article as worthless, and batters everyone including Debteraw.

 

·        Given Mr. Andargachew’s recent-past intimate relation with Meles and the gang.

·        Given Mr. Andargachew’s constant vacillation on major political issues,

·        Given his track record of flowing with the wind every decade or so;

 70s = EPRP, 80s = DERG, 90s = EPDRF and Now = 00s = Kinijit

·        Given his inconsistent, unprincipled political stance of the past, the writer legitimately question how much trust followers of Kinijit should bestow upon Andargachew and his leadership. Many of us think it is a fair and legitimate question. I was expecting Andargachew to give reasons and arguments to win the trust and mind of Tessema. Nevertheless Mr. Andargchew refuses to give us a clean straightforward answer to the question and valid explanation to the concern.  

I believe it is the quality of the relationship of leaders and followers that makes or breaks organizations. If this relationship is infected with suspicion the organization is bound to erode and die. It is the duty and responsibility of the parties, leaders and followers, to engage in civilized discourse and eliminate suspicions and build understanding. As a follower, Tessema articulated his fear and concerns. Andargachew as a ‘leader’ should have known his responsibility to address Tessema’s fear and concerns and win  his trust.  Instead, Andargachew chose to brush it off by rudely labeling the article ‘worthless.. dribble of innuendos and  insinuations’. This is scary. Where is ‘respectful discourse with those with differing position’ that used to be preached?

What is more frightening is the fact that as an individual who glorifies himself as one who grasps the ‘full meaning of Freedom’ more than anyone else, will miss the basic fact that a true leader answers to his/her constituents. Unless he [Andargachew] still think that this is utopia and insinuation of ‘bitter men of yesteryears’?

Dear Mr. Tsegie,

Just because you claim to be the ‘hand-picked’ leader of kinijit, Just because you wrote a divisive chorology of events and people that you call book ‘about Netsanet’; Just because you think no one but you ‘fully understand’ the meaning of ‘freedom’ and hence has the right to fight for it in the name of all freedom loving Ethiopians, Just because you believe those who don’t follow your line of shortcut politics are ‘bitter men and women of yesteryears’ doomed to fail, …doesn’t mean that we should tumble down and throw the red carpet for you and accept your word without question.  No. We will continue to ask, we will continue to challenge on all areas that don’t add-up.  We expect civil answer and explanation to our questions and concerns.

I hope you will reconcile your ego and utterly obnoxious self serving behaviors and give us straightforward answers to the questions raised on the article. Give us the beef.

Thank you  
Tilahun, B.

South East, Washington D.C.

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Where is the beef? Re: Andargachew’s article

I was completely astonished and perplexed by Mr. Andargachew’s letter to the editor. Without mentioning any points from the article(s), Andargachew dismisses the whole article as ‘worthless dribble’. I am at a complete loss of his objective in writing the article. From the onset it has the appearance of a letter of intimidation. It seems to me rather than trying to rest on his merit, Andargachew is trying to intimidate all of us, including Debteraw, to take his word as that of the almighty.

 

Until I saw Andargachew’s letter I was not aware of the critical articles on Kinijit’s leadership. After reading Andargachew’s article, however, I went back read and reread the Amharic article by Tessema Ergete to find a cause for Andargachew’s  rage, to see if there is any hidden phrase in the article that makes it ‘worthless’ as Andargachew want us to believe; but found nothing. To the contrary, I found the letter genuine and with unquestionably relevant and timely questions about Kinijit.

 


Tessema enumerates many of his well founded suspicions and concerns on Kinijit’s international leadership. Chief among them are Tessema’s question of the overall competence of the leadership and Mr. Andargachew’s authenticity. Tessema asserts, supported with ample evidence, that Mr. Andargatchew (the alleged ‘hand picked’ leader of kinijit) and few other elements of the leadership work against the core believes, objectives, and spirit of Kinijit. However, rather than giving us reason to the contrary, or refuting Tessema’s assertions by giving honest and diligent arguments and reasons he [Andargachew] dismisses the article as worthless, and batters everyone including Debteraw.

 

·        Given Mr. Andargachew’s recent-past intimate relation with Meles and the gang.

·        Given Mr. Andargachew’s constant vacillation on major political issues,

·        Given his track record of flowing with the wind every decade or so;

 70s = EPRP, 80s = DERG, 90s = EPDRF and Now = 00s = Kinijit

·        Given his inconsistent, unprincipled political stance of the past, the writer legitimately question how much trust followers of Kinijit should bestow upon Andargachew and his leadership. Many of us think it is a fair and legitimate question. I was expecting Andargachew to give reasons and arguments to win the trust and mind of Tessema. Nevertheless Mr. Andargchew refuses to give us a clean straightforward answer to the question and valid explanation to the concern.  

 

I believe it is the quality of the relationship of leaders and followers that makes or breaks organizations. If this relationship is

infected with suspicion the organization is bound to erode and die. It is the duty and responsibility of the parties, leaders and

followers, to engage in civilized discourse and eliminate suspicions and build understanding. As a follower, Tessema articulated his

fear and concerns. Andargachew as a ‘leader’ should have known his responsibility to address Tessema’s fear and concerns and win

his trust.  Instead, Andargachew chose to brush it off by rudely labeling the article ‘worthless.. dribble of innuendos and  

insinuations’. This is scary. Where is ‘respectful discourse with those with differing position’ that used to be preached?

 

 

What is more frightening is the fact that as an individual who glorifies himself as one who grasps the ‘full meaning of Freedom’ more

than anyone else, will miss the basic fact that a true leader answers to his/her constituents. Unless he [Andargachew] still think that

this is utopia and insinuation of ‘bitter men of yesteryears’?

 

 

Dear Mr. Tsegie,

 

Just because you claim to be the ‘hand-picked’ leader of kinijit, Just because you wrote a divisive chorology of events and people that you call book ‘about Netsanet’; Just because you think no one but you ‘fully understand’ the meaning of ‘freedom’ and hence has the right to fight for it in the name of all freedom loving Ethiopians, Just because you believe those who don’t follow your line of shortcut politics are ‘bitter men and women of yesteryears’ doomed to fail, …doesn’t mean that we should tumble down and throw the red carpet for you and accept your word without question.  No. We will continue to ask, we will continue to challenge on all areas that don’t add-up.  We expect civil answer and explanation to our questions and concerns.

  

 

I hope you will reconcile your ego and utterly obnoxious self serving behaviors and give us straightforward answers to the questions raised on the article. Give us the beef.

 

Thank you  

Tilahun B.

South East,
Washington D.C.

Published in: on October 11, 2006 at 8:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

Political Sabotage of Insiders

By Getachew Reda 

I am talking about the agenda of the CUD International (KIL) on which they are trying to conspire against Ethiopia’s sovereignty, how they are trying to fool us to implement their mercenary agenda of “Insider” by became the latest “most energized” racist agents collaborating with armed separatist groups. It indeed became clearer to many of us, at this time of historical juncture, CUD is  “taking over’ the roll of TPLF’s of 1991 exactly as the TPLF “Insiders” were collaborating with the EPLF secessionists, rattling their sabers with one hand dangling the olive branch with the other. Naturally, we witnessed everyone gravitated towards the controlled by another arm of the entity that was rattling the sabers. The roll of CUD-International is becoming a full time job to facilitate secessionist conspiracy as a shield instead of focusing to release the imprisoned leaders of CUD in Ethiopia.

First of all, this kind of conspiracy is not the first time we the Ethiopians experienced to the being a victim of  Insider’. It happened several times in the past, and also in our times known as “the Greatest Conspiracy secretly agreed and signed by “TPLF, OLF, and EPLF” in 1991 in Europe (London) architect by foreign powers that gave away two sea ports to Eritrea illegally and unfairly and landlocked Ethiopia for ever surrounded by Arab/Islamic state extremists who showed discontent to Ethiopian Christianity constantly since history started to record until now as we speak. 

Others and I are worried about the future unity and sovereignty of Ethiopia, seeing the canning of the OLF/CUD International elites comparing with the softness, confusion and vulnerability of the Ethiopian population. Honestly, I never been worried before than this frightening time after seeing the OLF conferences in different countries participated by some American X- officials (?) and some European countries and religious institutions conducted in the past one year.  And for our surprise such conspiracy is also currently supported by the “insiders” of CUD leadership in the Diaspora in which they are trying illegally and unwisely clearing all the legitimate demands forwarded by Ethiopians for OLF to response before becoming one of us as a precondition if it wants to participate in the Ethiopian politics as an “Ethiopian” not as “a foreigner organization” if it wants to seize/share power in the coming Ethiopia. Without going OLF so much, CUD did the job for OLF as its puppet. Now few of us are familiar with this news why.  Find out Prof. Aleme Eshete’s material and get a specific understanding to find out who is behind organizing these groups naming themselves as AFD/OLF if you doubt it. The picture is bigger than only EPLF is behind it.  

Having said that, the conspiracy can be defeated. The “insiders” are not omnipotent. We confronted TPLF/EPRF exposing its political and economic corruption for years- when we said such, -none of the TPLF leaders and members came to agreed with us until abruptly TPLF split into two, on which finally Meles  Zenawi agreed with us that his organization was drunk with ”obsolete power”, nepotism, favoritism, partiality, undemocratic practices, etc. on which he tried to reform it foolishly/cunningly as “TEHADDISO” to use it as a cover-up for revenge against his opponents. 

This recent conspiracy of CUD-International lead by the  “Insiders” too is heading in a very dangerous and frightening road. It is supported by foreign powers; it is dressed up with lies many of the times with “myth”. It fools itself carelessly believing “democracy” will prevailed if OLF and the rest of the secessionists never mind they refuse to change their demand of cessation or refuse to admit Ethiopiawinet with all their anti Ethiopian attitude if they are allowed on stage to spread racism and divisive lie. No question, the conspiracy can be defeated. This job is largely a matter of getting others to realize that they have been conned and are continuing to be conned.  Unfortunately, the situation seems favorable to “Insiders” we are witnessing some Ethiopian media considered as strong Ethiopians serving the “Insider’s” destructive agenda as well to spread their distorted message of conning the public on which we are tiered of being called colonialists.  

Dedicated individuals can defeat the “Insider’s” conspiracy because, our fight works outside the channels that they control. No doubt the secessionist OLF is using CUD as a vehicle to fulfill its mission as many innocent Ethiopian scholars conned by TPLF in 1991 considering the TPLF as patriotic party who will never landlocked Ethiopia to favor Eritreans on which at the end of the day did what was feared and fooled them as he did to the Badime and other border conflicts in Tigray as well after many patriots died and wounded.  

The people never thought that the TPLF leadership might go to the “fake” International Border Commission agree to the demand of EPLF in a final and binding of court agreement. Many were shocked after hearing such agreement, regardless of the shock and the mood and disbelieve of the people, TPLF did bent to Isyas’s demand to give up Badime and other borderlands finally. This so called “CUD-international (KIL) currently also is going to be the vehicle of OLF. It is only logical that the “insiders” will try to apply the coup de grace against Ethiopia through a multi party Ethiopian Icon leaders/party, simply because most people cannot believe that a party like CUD could be soft on secessionist ideology or would jeopardize our liberty or sovereignty. But, it is clear now, suppose to be the watchdog is subdued and tends to go to sleep conformably with OLF.  If you recall the comment of Professor Getachew Haile regarding the AFD formation when it was known to the public early, his comment was just that “ I have a lot of trust on this individuals in CUD, that they will not jeopardize our liberty and sovereignty”. This is absolutely innocent comment but “naïve”.  

The “Insiders” want the “issue” between the parties to be cloudy and gray, contain on personalities, not principles. As one of the con leaders of the OLF commented, “We are good individuals, nothing to fear of us” This people believed in personality and close relations not principle.   Any one who disagrees with their conspiracy is vulnerable to insults leveled as medieval mind, Derg, Colonialist, anti ethnic; anti Oromo culture…Believe it or not CUD or OLF are guided by the mind of the socialist principles and conning methods. As many of you know, neither party can come out strongly on the TPLF constitution, a goal in practice a racist/segregation administrative system. As long as it is pushing its socialist programs they agreed to accept it. But that is the way the insiders wanted it. 

I like to pass my concern to all Ethiopian patriots-the issue, very simply, is the enslavement of you and your children. Just because many of these “Insiders” are theoretically Ethiopians, some of them indeed served the TPLF in a high positions just until before the election of May, and several patriots were in the mark when they warned us about them not to trust them, due to the fact that their mind is marinated with TPLF socialistic doctrine of nation, nations, nationality and people…all of the communist/socialist classic terms)/ no one gave them attention except few fellows when these patriotic individuals argued and warned us before this all happened several years back,  They predicted, that the collaborators of TPLF whom some later became members of CUD might again become a puppet to the OLF and other secessionists as they did collaborated with the hired communist thugs of TPLF/EPLF to implement secession agenda further worst than TPLF. When I remember their argument now, I concluded, their prediction was correct. It is been known for years until now as we speak, OLF’s leadership illusionary of a country called Oromia is their world of dream. It was not to foster the range of natural relation among all humankind. We also know that OLF/EPLF elites are most energized agents of racism ever seen in African record file of betrayal. Why OLF/EPLF leadership is agents of racism does not fascinate me.  I am talking about those of taking double standard who claimed they are for sovereignty of Ethiopia at the same time sleeping on the political bed with those racists comfortable whom adamantly proclaiming and vowed not to cease to be anti Ethiopian people. What I am often fascinated is not by them, but by the strongest advocates and most serious scholars of social equality and yet are simultaneously among the most energized agents of racism.

 

 

 

I am also worried the collaboration of the    opposition media. I noticed last time one of the opposition radio (Netsanet Le Ethiopia radio) tried to save the image of one of his OLF guest from being dubbed by Ethiopians audiences as anti Amhara after he (Dr, Beyan Hussen from OLF) commented his real “hidden” heart  “THE AMHAR PEOPLE ARE THE OPPRESSOR OF THE OROMO PEOPLE”. Beyan reluctantly and quickly corrected it and put his claim differently but still he was around the corner bashing the Amhara culture and language as dominant and abusive- for being a national language (Can some one tell me if the 80 of the dialects (what ever the number is) can be national languages in Ethiopia at the same time?) What does majority and minority language have to do as long as any of the “indigence” language is able to reach as many as possible as a common bridge of communication? 

 

 

 

 

To the insiders and their collaborators the word “Amharic” as a national language is meant nothing. Even, Ethiopia is meant nothing to that ignorance, uneducated (though they posses PHD from— I don’t know from where!!), hopeless and destructed elites. They don’t want to mention the name “Ethiopia unless forced unwillingly to mention it to address their mission of cessation (the conspiracy). OLF and Cud agreed, being an Ethiopian is no more valid in the upcoming CUD/OLF government. Listen to the incompetent fellow from OLF Central Committee the interview he gave to Isayas (NeTsanet Le Ethiopia).  “ETHIOPIA TINUR ATINUR” is what he stressed repeatedly, and it didn’t bothered his conscience at all one iota that millions of fellow Ethiopian human beings have been slaughtered in Adwa, Maichew, Harrar, Mekele, Tembiyen. SelekleKa, Axum, Gundagundi, Doggali, and Nakfa- … their churches burned, historical artifacts doomed to ashes by the “Insiders” and foreign powers (Italian Fascists, Egyptians, Arabs, Muslim Extremists…).  The Ethiopian people bear bravely all kind of painful scars, and sorrow and to make sure keep Ethiopia passed as it was to the next generation. That, painful growth of a nation from all odds is nothing to Dr. Beyan of OLF and bothered his conscience one iota “whether Ethiopia is going to survive or not” (“ETHIOPIA TINUR ATINUR”) continue as a nation as long as his dream of myth of  “Oromia” comes true, the rest of the issue of “survival of Ethiopia” is  “insignificant” to him. And, yet the “Insiders” from CUD –International (CUD/OLF) are telling us through their collaborator media to feel “comfortable”.  

 

 

You like it or not the take over by OLF (which is likely because foreigners and some Insiders from CUD-International (KIL) are pushing them behind to go for the take over power after TPLF/Meles reign is over. This phenomenon might be inevitable as they too are telling us with confidence. My dear Ethiopians! You are in this fight whether you wanted it or not. This is because, the insiders of CUD as the insiders of the EPLF inside the TPLF did play the roll of conspiracy, they too are in this game; so that you became a victim when your country is divided into many different countries under different presidents and flags of divided people to create border conflicts by people of different entities claiming of rivers, lands, lakes, hills and accesses, mineral and natural rich sources. You have an enormous amount stake. They are taking Ethiopia to the world of chaos as it is in Somalia. Mark my word! The principle of ethnic politics is risky politics that all will loose. It simply is a game for confused unstable elites and political gamblers with doctrine of betrayal that preaches all human are not of the same fabric and same family.  

The “Insiders” of CUD-International are counting on your being too preoccupied with other issues than bothered by their agenda of conspiracy, they count on you too be lazy to fight back while chains of slavery and disunity and conflict are fastened on you much faster than you can imagine. They are counting on your mass media to con you, frighten you Ethiopia to be a land of conflict if OLF doesn’t come to the leadership roll to lead the TPLF constitution (Amendment 39), in to more dangerous of division or ridicule you out of saving your country. Cud is doing the best OLF job, they are telling you it is not them but that it is the people who decide if Ethiopia is to stay as a nation or not. They forgot that as if we don’t remember, many times in history, “people” could be con against their interest. They forgot that the people of German and the majority of the American and the people of Italy supported Racism and Segregation and went with the proclamation that constituted blacks or Jews are lower level human beings. The so-called “majority of the people”supported it legally in their constitution. And. you and I know, it is not the people that is conning themselves, but conned by Insiders who the “people” think can’t endanger their sovereignty and dignity and unity of the people. It is like, during “inflation”- business blames Inflation on the unions, and the unions blame inflation on business, but only the government can cause “inflation”. Yes, people do miracle when they use their rights properly, but let us also not fool ourselves that it is always the  “down trodden people” who decided for themselves. You wish. The name of the game is called “myth!”   

Remember- the EPLF blamed TPLF and the TPLF blamed the EPLF government for starting the war. The people in the middle was conned to their assertion of accusation. Because of it- the “people” went to war against each other believing each of their leaders were telling them the truth, which was not the case. So, the talking of “people” as is the deciding factor and the “judge” is been only nominal- not practical. It is a baloney!! The insiders, the elites are the factors to conning the people’s mind when it comes to power and politics. TPLF officials told us with their dishonest tongue, “it was the Ethiopian people who Okayed voluntary to be landlocked themselves so that Eritrea to secede,” and yet, we know who did the entire job for the Eritreans and who okayed to landlocked Ethiopia. It was the “Insider’s job! Okay? 

Here again, I am not worried the saber rattling of the monotonous OLF elites whose position and motive is clear (to dismantle the Ethiopia as a nation of no entity- Ethiopia Tinur Atinur is the motive of the OLF elites), What made me worried is the position of the KIL officials (the “Insiders”) in collaborating with the OLF replacing the position of TPLF of 1991 exactly as the TPLF Insiders was collaborating with EPLF secessionists rattling their sabers with one hand dangling the olive branch with the other. Naturally everyone gravitated towards the controlled by another arm of the entity that is rattling the sabers. No wonder the, OLF elites have their confidence brandishing, that we were not aware, that their pets from CUD were primp inside us to achieve their world of “Oromia” under OLF dictatorship, as EPLF became the dictator of Eritrea who enslaved the Eritreans who gravitated willingly or unknowingly toward the EPLF olive branch to finally ended-up be the victim of the “The political sabotage of insiders”. Will this be achieved in future Ethiopia? Let us wait and see.  

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