Ibsaa Guutama’s Self Doubt Plunged Him to Swim Deep In to the Lake of Hate

Getachew Reda

Monday, 26 November 2007

As Children who grew up in a feudalistic society in Ethiopia, we were all wounded in some way and to some degree by the wild world we encounter. Our hope thought the educated sectors might help us helping in the heeling of each other’s wounds which we carried it with us through our child and adulthood. Unfortunately, the educated turned out to be the worst intensifier of racism we ever experienced before.  

Ibsaa Guutama is a member of the generation that drew the first political program of the OLF (source- from the paper presented by Ibsaa Gutama at the Second Annual International Oromo Human Rights Conference in Twin Cities- Minnesota on July, 2007).  Remember, he is one of the few elements who frame the OLF program which demanded Ethiopia to be destroy to unviable state (for total elimination from existence!- I have posted that particular program for readers five years back on the internet-if necessary, I can post it back to those who didn’t see it)

As I was searching for important document on the internet few days a go, I saw two files attached each other from two popular personalities with different contradictory views addressing social, political and Human Rights issue. One of them was Mr. Obang Metho of Gambella addressing his respected views of love, brotherly reach out for humankind and the love he have to his beloved nation “Ethiopia” at the mentioned rally and conference invited by the host calling itself “International Oromo Youth” (the piece mouth of the OLF Right-Wing, mainly packed with racist and ill informed youths whom many of them born and grew up outside Ethiopia/Africa).

The other document was written by Ibsaa Guutama and speech presented by him at the above mentioned conference held on July, 2007 (posted on the political prostitute website called Ethiopian Review- where the entire door is open twenty four/seven for anti Ethiopian groups to spread their distortion and hate propaganda). For a reason I can’t pricise, I missed this one at the time from reading it.  As I looked at Ibsaa Guutama’s paper, the injustices he was complained done to the Oromo by the “Abyssinians/Habesha people (a replaced name given to us by his preferential way to replace the name “Ethiopians”) was used by him as a cover up to prove he was a worthless leader who is not qualified to speak on behalf of the abuse in search of justice.

What surprised me was, none of the so called Ethiopian educated elements react reading such racist speech and unstable position of his program. It might be the patience and tolerance of the Ethiopian’s absence on media to expose this element’s racist character contributed to the continuation of the distortion and group fantasies of the OLF followers showing too much disrespect to Ethiopins.

Reading Ibsaa’s vision, his wounds (if he really had one) is justified by his own bigotry and unworthiness. Many of you recall, the elites of the OLF beginning from the Derg- era demanded the name “Gala” be replaced to “Oromo”. Was it reasonable or not, we leave that to the psychologists and psychiatrist experts to figure that out. In our part, some though debated the validity of name changing and its effect and production in the social relation with others and its legality; ~ vast majority Ethiopians agreed with them to call them with their preference name “Oromo”, not as “Gala”.

The name Gala according to some historians and highly researched documents showed/argued using such name (Gala) was never been a derogatory name. According to the historians and linguist, Oromo or Gala is the same of one proud name of the Oromo. What ever triggered this inferiority complex/vulnerability for name change, many people are now calling them Oromo not Gala. If one calls them Gala at the current situation, he/she is liable to be exposed or labeled as “racist” and anti Oromo people. Let us now examine the psych and the paper presented by this top veteran OLF member.

Ibsaa complained the Ethiopians calling the Oromo as Galla. But when it comes to Ethiopia and Ethiopians, his paper asserted he is in titled to call Ethiopians and Ethiopia in any ancient names we had been known by denying our Ethiopianity as if it is not us but others of his choice and the name Ethiopia as not our name but Habesha/Abyssinia.

Quote “Oromo struggle is against the illegal occupation and domination of oromiyaa by Ethiopia for over hundred years. The present Ethiopia is name sake of ancient civilization of upper Nile centered in Merowe; it is not that Ethiopia. This one used to be called Habashaa (Absinia). Oromia fell under Habesha rule at the end of the nineteenth century, during a phenomenon known in history as Scramble for Africa. Habashaa was the only Black Country that participated in the scramble with European imperialist “.

Can you sense clearly the inferiority, the ignorance of history, the fear, the talk back attitude campaigned by  anti-self stereo type  racism out of this man’s uncontrollable emotion downgrading of history and identity of millions of millions of Ethiopians?  Is Habesha/Abyssinia our name too? Yes! We never complained of it, even in the face of the most vicious Eritrean racist elements when called us “Agame”, never tempted to change Agame to different name out of unfounded fear and destructiveness.

The case of Ibsaa Guutama, the man as a veteran OLF leadership who demanded from us (from Ethiopians) to respect his identity as Oromo not as Gala- since Gala is not (according to OLF) a proper name but Oromo as the “legitimate” name. When such person and his organization’s press releases (see all OLF’s press releases) deny our country’s name not “Ethiopia”, our name and identity not “Ethiopians”  but “Habesha and Abyssinians; don’t you fellow Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia think OLF is walking shackled its own self with the very first injustice it claimed hurt when someone calls them Gala?  

The entire presentation of self denial, to hear them demanding “Oromo are not Ethiopians” is NOT new ear for us.  One can’t force one who is already leaving its poor community behind dying and sacrificing while the top leaders and framers of the program of OLF are comfortably living with their family in the Diaspora in the defensive and belligerent mood suffering from self inflicted wound.

What we are worried here is, if truly the mission of OLF is to establish justice, why would someone in the leadership position claiming millions of millions of people representing fought hard for over 35 years, demanding for identity respect, violated millions of millions of Ethiopian’s identity?  When OLF is denying others to give equal respect that the way Ethiopians agreed with them to call them their choice of their respected name which is “Oromo” not “Gala”, while OLF prefer to remain aggressively a racist institution; – then, no question in my mind it is creating/heading to a dangerous self territory mental terror and ignorance that it cannot afford to know. I urge its followers and many Ethiopians to not follow this racist entity, which is simply a bunch of low- esteem opportunists who are suffering from a jolt of inferiority that lacked itself into the territory of self segregation suffering from integration shock.

Denial is a refusal of painful self-acknowledge. I like to conclude my reaction to the OLF self denial and name changes and name callings where this organization is deeply plunging itself to the lake of hate year after year regardless Ethiopians was so tolerable to the crime perpetrated by OLF in Ethiopia against any Amharic and Tigringa speaking Ethiopians in the Oromo area which is on record.

Let me present you with an amazing writer “Shelby Steele” an African American a professor of English at San Jose State University in California where I live. His book “the Content of Our Character”- he says

      “I think the most recent example of black pride-as denial is the campaign (which seems to have been launched by a committee) to add yet another name to the litany of names that blacks have given themselves over the past century. Now we are to be African Americans instead of, or in conjunction with, being black Americans. This self-conscious reaching for pride through nomenclature suggests nothing so much as despair over the possibility of gaining the less conspicuous pride that follows real advancement. In its invocation of the glories of a remote African past and its wistful suggestion of homeland, this name denies the doubt black Americans have about their contemporary situation in America.

There is no element of self- confrontation in it, no facing of real racial vulnerabilities, as there was with the name “black”. I think the name “black” easily became the name of preference in sixties, precisely because it was not a denial but a confrontation of inferiority anxiety, with the shame associated with the color black. There was honest self-acceptance in this name, and I think it diffused much of our vulnerability to the shame of color. Even between blacks, “black” is hardly drop-dead fighting word it was when I was a child. Possibly we are ready now for a new name, but I think “black” has been our most powerful name yet because it so frankly called out our shame and doubt and helped us (and others) to accept ourselves. In the name “African American” there is too much false neutralization of doubt, too much looking away from the caldron of our experience. It is a euphemistic name that hides us even from ourselves.  At the end, no black identity however beautifully conjured, will spare blacks this challenge that, despite its fairness or unfairness, is simply in the nature of things. But then I have faith that in time we will meet this challenge since this, to, is the nature of things”. Shelby Steele (The Content of Our Character- A new Vision of race in America page 47)

Would OLF leadership recover from the self inflicted wound and inferiority complex it is suffering currently and pulls out from the lake of hate it deeply is plunged itself?  Will OLF be foolish to demand a name change and expect a respect while it self has no drop of flagrant injustice in its soul for sample?

Ethiopia will prevail

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  1. well said. it is a Good writing.

  2. Getachew,
    Ethiopia needs some more people like you today , more than ever. You are increasingly being recognized and accepted by mainstream Ethiopians with a sense of jutice, fairnes and good will to Ethiopia and the entire Ethiopian People.
    Please keep it up
    Ethiopia forever

    • Your are a stone minded falk like Getachew,that wishes to grasp a vast world in his fist. Down with your Ethiopianism!

    • Getachew,
      kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk, your stone heads all can not make a viable material for a road pavement! Do not croak like a hawk to swallow us! We are animals like you and have better mental adjustment to look in to what is good or bad for our nation. You are dependent and has even quarter value to determine if we remain called with you “Ethiopians” or go our own way and have our independent land!!!
      Down with your vicious excutives and Ethiopianism!
      Oromiya forever!

  3. 0+0=2 Habasha calculation, habashas are good 4 nothing.

  4. Obboo Ibsaa Guutamaa is one among millions. HE lives in present time and understands what people needs in Ethiopia. for such a noble idea, he was punished in Derg prison for more than a decade. Today to see him dehumanized by mentally retarded people like Getachew Reda would not be a suprise. Becuase they could never understand the fact on the ground.

    Long LIVE OROMIA AND OLF!
    DOWN WITH INTELECTTUALLY AND MORALLY BUNKRUPT RAMNANTS OF NEFTENYA!

  5. The new locust
    This small comment is How missionaries and NGO Killed Ethiopia,

    It was first Islam who invaded Ethiopia, all the lowlands became Muslims.

    Then the western missionaries through pretext of Christianity invaded remote southern highlands then they converted the people to Protestants at least to create a gap like that of Ireland and Britain. This creation of new Identity. This western strategy to divide and rule is also partially successful in the Northern Ethiopia Adwa, where various missionaries were operating to create Adwa intelligentsia protestanism(olf=tplf).
    Then they created a new history by giving Oromo scholarships and some thesis are written about the imagined new Identity. Then they translated the bible and through pretext of linguistic, they created them an alphabet. Now they are totally brain washed. Where ever they go in Europe, America, Australia, they give them asylum in priority. There are government and private agencies facilitating this including TPLF. OLF has nothing to do with oromia, it is an agent of imperialism, TPLF would like to use OLF, ONLF and Eritrea as unifying factors. This will enhance its rule and exploit Ethiopia incontestably.
    I lived during the Italian invasion 1935 under Mussolini. But now it is the worst American colonialism. The Italians have also built roads and buildings in 5 years. Woyane is also claming to build roads and buildings. Who owns them, the bandas, it is not about economy but freedom. They are fucking our country through woyane agent It is all about dishonoring Ethiopia for the defeat of white colonialist in the land of Africa. To make Ethiopians deceived and bow their head to piggy racist imperialists. Now they are comparing the Afar land to Mars. “Mars on Earth” tomorrow we will see an American flag? They are revenging the Italian defeat.
    Can Converted Islams and Oromos reconverted to their true Identity?

    Long Live Ethiopia!!

  6. Locust politics (Animal Farm)

    I am writing again this comment to elucidate about locust politics and religious invasions and their consequences.

    I have commented above that Islam is the first wave of religion in Ethiopia. But now it is accepted and the invasion did not create a territory and it invaded Ethiopians not a single Ethnic. While Protestantism invaded mainly Oromia and Adwa and tend to create Ethnic territory and Identity this has resulted in cessations movement.

    These are species that can breed rapidly under suitable conditions and subsequently become gregarious and migratory. They form bands as nymphs and swarms as adults — both of which can travel great distances, rapidly stripping fields and greatly damaging crops.
    In the Bible, a swarm of locusts comprised the eighth plague in the story of the plagues of Egypt. Proverbs 30:27 tells us that ‘the locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands’
    In Plato’s Phaedrus, Socrates says that locusts were once human. When the Muses first brought song into the world, the beauty so captivated some people that they forgot to eat and drink until they died. The Muses turned those unfortunate souls into locusts — singing their entire lives.
    In her novel On the Banks of Plum Creek, Laura Ingalls Wilder writes of a “glittering cloud” of locusts so large it blocked out the sun as it approached. The swarm descended upon her family’s farm , destroying a year’s wheat crop, and stripping the prairie bare of all vegetation.
    Doris Lessing, the British writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature for the year 2007, has vivdly described a locust attack in her short story titled “A Mild Attack of Locusts”. The story, published in the February 26, 1956 issue of The New Yorker, is set in the South African countryside and describes how a family of farmers attempts to resist the attack, to prevent and minimize the damage and to come to terms with the loss of crops.
    In Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, the cow herd experiences being in the path of a swarm of locusts whose passage lasts several hours and which strips the prairie grass around them down to the nub and even chews on the cowboys’ clothing.

    How were our parents resisting locust

  7. Isn’t it ironic when the so called Ethiopian scholars going to ibuessa gutemas path instead of defending the very true history of ours.Berhanu Nega,Getachew Begashaw and others are the few names to be mentioned among this good for nothing and worthless scholars.

    Long Live Ethiopia!!!

  8. I Dear Getachew,
    I am happy this article is written by you, (I believe you are not Amhara,)
    If it was written by Amhara individual I can’t stop my laughter because the most Zeregna people among Ethiopians ethnics are Amhara than Oromo.
    OLF struggle for one Oromia but Amharas fight or for their sub-ethnics; Shame on them!!!
    Gojame with Gondare;Gondare with Gojame;Shewae with Gojame and Gondere ;
    Again among Shewaes there is Sub-ethnics they fight each other. Menze with Abichu; Menze with Selale;Menze with Adea Oromo; in general all Shewa’s Amhara with shewa oromo.And again Yifate with Bulge; Menze with all other Amara.
    This is the Amhara politic.
    When it comes to Menze he kills is own brother or father or any close family member for boundary of one meter piece of land; Gojame for $10:00 value of material or any thing they kill by poison their sister or brothers. When it comes to Gondere to get something from some one he read Digimit Yidegimal or metet yimetital. This is our problem in our recent politic….This is the problem of the in North America’s Diaspora recent politic.

    For me Oromo is better at least they fight for one Oromia not for Sub-Sub- Sub-ethnics diffirence. I do not know about Tgray Ato Getache can explain that one.
    What I hate about OLF is his policy for separation from Ethiopia.

  9. Here we go again. This idiot has unleashed his ignorance of history about the Oromo people again. First of all, pal, unlike you Ibsa Gutema is an intellectual who actively participated in the student movement which brought about the demise of the Hale Selasie regime. He also, unlike you, is well versed, well read person about the Ethiopia politics. He also, unlike you, knows the difference between, nationality, tribe and clan. Mr. Fool, what is the meaning of racist to you? If you think you are a black person and you and Ibbsa are from the same race. Oh, I am sorry you are a descendant of Arab and you consider yourself Caucasian and the is understandable. Otherwise Mr. Pinocchio, Ibssa is not a racist. For information (I know it very difficult to tech an old dog like you to teach a new trick) there are only three races in the world. They are white, black and yellow. If you consider yourself a Blackman then you can not call Ibssa racist. I know now you a know you are an Arab.

    You know what amazes me, why this website publish such low level, childish, incoherent, gibberish writing of yours. The good thing is you have only few EPRR relic readers. Otherwise it an embarrassment to publish such a stupid thing. I am ashamed for you.

    Oh, stop this calling you mentor Aleme Eshet an intelectual. You both do not know the difference between Galla and Oromo. Leave that squarely to us. It is none of you damn business what we call ourselves. I do not care if you call youself Agame or Tigre. Teredeka Do

  10. Dear am Ketazebkut
    I agree to some of your comments. For example when 60 ministers of Haileslassie were killed by Mengistu 1974 only Ras Mengesha escaped thanks to the solidarity of Tigre. The Amhara seem to be opportunists and hodams still that instinct is surviving.

    Generally, killing for land was every where in Amhara, in Tigre , Oromia that was in the past it is not because Ethiopian have exceptional love for land it is a feudal system every where. Take worldwar I and II, it is all about killing people for resource and control, you seem to be the FaFa generation see globally widen you eyes!

    As to parapsychology the debeteras, it is more in Oromia there are still Kalicha, Erecha, Arusi Megen, Wollo Megen, Gini etc. I am not opposing the existence of such culture, because science it self is a religion, if you believe it works. Now several westerners are interested in the magic scroll, amulets of Ethiopia are among the arts that heal. It is like studying medicine you can use it and for bad things. But in medicine one has to swear Hippocratic Oath not to use the knowledge to harm people.

    The worst is in Tigrai, there is still a minority group Gold Smith in Piassa, they are called by the locals hyenas, evil eyes and no body marry with them, it is serious human right abuse even the UNHCR does not know it, The class in Tigre is like the Caste system in India. Also due to overuse of land, land degradation and over population the feudal system in Tigre was the worst, TPLF, is able to convince the Tigrians , it was due to Amhara and Menelik, infact he has taken nothing from Tigre

    “Rstegult”. It is similar to leasing ones land, we fought in the past by the binding slogan “land for the tenant” still the farmer does not own the land. TPLF owns the land and can do any thing giving it to investors while many Ethiopians are dying and migrating out of the country

    I prefere if you Identify yourself as an Ethiopian, You can be Oromo if you are Ethiopian not all Oromos are Ethiopians.

    I wish to see unified Ethiopia and success to the wishes of Oromia

  11. Dear Aboma,
    The writer knows what to write to our information. If there is racism, it is in his own circle or party which is the Dictator EPRP. EPRP is not like before long time ago. Dear Getachew About the name ‘Gala’ it is better to have more information to clear your mind at least to see all ethnic equally and not to be bothered by the name Oromo any more.

  12. Dear Getachew,
    if you still do not know about who are the resists among us, I can help you with the info. I have read from Debteraw website about these kinds of people, If you want more info. no problem I can provide from what I face which means from my own experience how I was victimized by the resist these days and from the trusted source of info.
    From the sites U can read what they do,hear you go!!!

    On November 21, 2007 at 1:44 am leWondemagegnehu Said:

    Shotelay

    shotelay Naw – የሚረካ
    ሰው ከሰው ጋr – ሲያነካካ።
    Aለኻክሶ – Aጋግሎ
    Aረጋግቦ – Aቀጣጥሎ
    Aለባልቦ – Aጋግሞ
    Aንዱን ካንዱ – Aለታትሞ
    ይሳለቃል – Eዳር ቁሞ።
    ደስ ይለዋል – ሰው ሲጣላ
    Eርስ በርሱ – ሲበላላ
    ሲነካከስ – ሲጨራረስ
    ሲፈናከት – ደም ሲፋሰስ።
    Somebody’s home- ዘሎ ገብቶ
    ላቡካ ይላል – Aይን Aውጥቶ።
    የሱን ህይወት – Aሳርሮ
    ማክሰል ይሻል – የኛን ኑሮ።
    ስለ ሰላም – መረጋጋት
    ስለፍቅር – ማውራት ማውጋት
    ለሾተላይ – ራስ ምታት
    የግር Eሳት – የጎን ውጋት።
    Aልፎ ተርፎ – Aልጋችን ላይ
    ሲሸናበት – ይህ ሾተላይ
    ምን ነክቶን ነው – ቆመን ምናይ?
    መላ Eንመታ – Eንወያይ
    በክፉ Aይን – Aንተያይ።
    በግርግር – Aንሁን ሲሳይ
    ለሌባና – ለሾተላይ።
    ሾተላዮች – ሌቦች ሁሉ
    ከግርግር – ያተርፋሉ
    በኛው ይለቅ – የኛ ጉዳይ
    ለሾተላይ
    ፊት Aናሳይ። Let them stay in London, Canada or with in their boundary not in somebodies personal life or home.Let them stay where they are located,It could be in USA too.

  13. Poem by student punished for dyeing her hair

    Amber Cole was punished by administrators of Eagleton Elementary School for dyeing her hair pink. Here is a poem that she wrote about her fight for free expression.

    Everyone thought I was a fool
    The day I took my Civil Rights to school

    I had been told that free speech was banned
    And knew that I had to take a stand

    I did not try to create a stink
    I just wanted my hair to be Pink

    I had been told of the great debate
    “Civil rights did not stop at the school house gate”

    But when I arrived at school
    The fires of censorship began to fuel

    Punish her and make it ample
    She has to be made an example

    The principal told my overseer
    “We don’t want her to become the leader”

    They decided to put me under suspension
    Because freedom fuels my mighty engine

    “Free Speech” is this engines roar
    “Liberty and Justice for All” is what I stand for

    So I ask that you support my fight
    And let the world know censorship is not right

  14. All of the OLF “BOYS” are suffering from some kind of inferiority complex witch is inherited from the organization’s leaders way of teaching of victimization by referring Ethiopians are not blacks but Caucasians/Arabs, while the OLF boys graded themselves as “black” (what is black mean and how black is black, and how does the feature of black should look like, the lips, or the skin or weight what criteria should be answered by the OLF skin genetic experts the world ever known). Why are the OLF cults like to deal with race issue, one might ask/. The answer is clear- when some one takes wrong orientation from wrong groups; he will follow such teachings and stick with the principle of superiority. “Blackness- superiority” or illusory black specialness that offers from inner doubt repeating itself out on the air preaching his ethnic /race grandiosity (Nazi, Mussolini, this time the OLF(talking how large the ethnic is throughout Africa, how attentive black ethnic African it is ……and how and its endless grandiosity while Ethiopians are Caucasians and on and on –the delusion too long….) and the Eritreans (“though, in the case of Eritreans- the illusion is deflected this time after the poison of grandiosity is neutralized with REALITY). The sad thing is, those youngsters are living in the Caucasian countries if the Ethiopians are Caucasians the OLF should have better it is still in the mercy of the Ethiopians. So, the OLF need to go to the land where Caucasians do not live if they hate Caucasians and Ethiopians.
    The other sad thing is this are teen age OLF elements that are very much distorted by Ibsa Gutama and the rest of the worthless elements who simply want to live in the Diaspora with a handout begging the Caucasians and Arabs by living their population behind for repression and bullets, while themselves can’t offer to be with them and carry the gun they preach to liberate them.
    These OLF youth as I saw their website and their picture are so young and do not know their country Ethiopia and the vast majority relation of the Oromo people. If they label the Ethiopians as Caucasians and Oromo as blacks, this is a very dangerous KKK type of race grandiosity faith that can also reflect in the countries they reside against any one “Latino, India, black Americans with any kind of skin differences”. The OLF leadership is ruining the young Oromo children to be racist. You can see the deep level of ignorance of those OLF cults dreaming undreamed race grandiosity, while still living in the Diaspora begging Green Cards and citizens loving themselves to survive while they betrayed the very first population of Oromo they talk day in day out living abroad million miles away. Do you think this worthless opportunists will go back to the Oromo land even after liberated late alone now where they refuse to go and fight to liberate them according to the program they preach to fight? What is Ibsa. Lencho, Daud and the rest of the cult leaders are doing here in Diaspora? Are not those people who should be in the jungle fighting by now not watching Satellite Dish in Minnesota and DC? Can someone tell us what these people are doing here? Are they waiting to liberate them? I will be very glad to hear this if someone can brief us please! I never seen or heard a libration front leaders living in America and in Europe living normal life sending their kids working and getting every two weeks a check, AND YET talking about LIBERATION of OROMIYA is something very very strange! Unheard of!! Those liars out there talking about conference endless rally as if they are talking real – you think if someone asks them to pack up now and go to Oromo forest to liberate the Oromo- you think they will say, here I am I am ready? Hell no! Why should they- when the leaders are already hear living by handouts comfortably better than the very first peasant of Oromo population who struggling to survive? Ibsa already is
    addicted watching satellite Dish and is hard for him to go to the jungle now to liberate what ever he was talking about in his frame of the program. Reality and fake is different thing. Wake up CULTS!!!!

  15. Dear Getachew, for your info,

    According to your explanation if there are resists among Ethiopian ethnic groups; please, do not be narrow minded to see only in Oromo and think only Oromo people are resist, Let me help you to see just only your surroundings: in Amhara, there are the GOSA’s “FIT AURARIS” in different part of Amhara community or party such as:

    Hama Tuma in Dictatorship EPRP in DC:
    He is POOR in good heart instead RICH in hatred toward all Ethio-Oromo people,
    He is POOR in political strategy instead RICH with wrong strategies and thirsty of political chair to lead the original EPRP principle to dictatorship,
    He is POOR to see all Ethiopian equally and RICH with mentally retarded to fail in narrow minded as Amhara fitawurari in EPRP Party which is a shame for all of us and for the sacrificed youths of the party.
    He is POOR to believe in peaceful straggle instead RICH in hater and Teb-Menja toward opposition parties and Oromo’s individuals to attack with his articles as if they are not Ethiopians because only they are not Amhara.
    He is POOR in peaceful and loving heart; instead he is RICH in material and money which is nothing to Ethiopians except for his “ASHIKEROCh and AGOBGABIWOCH.
    He is poor in many ways which is a shame for EPRP and you have a POOR vision to see this all racism or ZEREGNINET near U and jump on Oromo as if all Oromo people are the OLF members. Shame on U!!!!!!!
    For your additional info.few of resist Amhara’s ‘FTAWRARIS’ live in London, Toronto, DC, Washington Seattle I think you are also the Tigray Fit-Awrari in EPRP with your resist and narrow mind who try to tell Ethiopia has only Oromo resist

  16. አንዳነድ ሰው አለ ጊዜ ማይለውጠው
    ሁልጊኤ አድሮ ቃሪያ የዘመን አስኮላ ምኑንም ያልገራው
    ሳይንስቴክኖሎጅ ከቶም ፍልስፍና
    ቢነግሩት ቢመክሩት ሲቃኙ ቢውሉ የማይገባው መና
    የማይጣመምን ሲሞከር ለማጉበጥ
    የማይሳበውን ሲጎትት ሲለጥጥ
    በከንቱ ይኖራል ያንንም ይሄንም በጥፍሩ ሲቧጥጥ
    ጥርሱን ሲያነገራጭጭ አይኑ ሲጉረጠረጥ
    ዳሩ ተብሎ የለ ላለፈው ሳያሳብ ለመጭው ሳያዝን
    በልማድ ይኖራል ጅል ሳያመዛዝን
    መታሰቢያነቷ ለሁሉም ጎጠኞች ትሁንልግ

  17. አንዳነድ ሰው አለ ጊዜ ማይለውጠው
    ሁልጊኤ አድሮ ቃሪያ የዘመን አስኮላ ምኑንም ያልገራው
    ሳይንስቴክኖሎጅ ከቶም ፍልስፍና
    ቢነግሩት ቢመክሩት ሲቃኙ ቢውሉ የማይገባው መና
    የማይጣመምን ሲሞከር ለማጉበጥ
    የማይሳበውን ሲጎትት ሲለጥጥ
    በከንቱ ይኖራል ያንንም ይሄንም በጥፍሩ ሲቧጥጥ
    ጥርሱን ሲያነገራጭጭ አይኑ ሲጉረጠረጥ
    ዳሩ ተብሎ የለ ላለፈው ሳያሳብ ለመጭው ሳያዝን
    በልማድ ይኖራል ጅል ሳያመዛዝን
    መታሰቢያነቷ ለሁሉም ጎጠኞች ትሁንኝ

  18. Why some of you, ethnically charged people related ideas with the ethnical backgrounds of the speaker or the writer of any given idea?
    Do you know a philosophy and political science called Oremo,Amhara Tigre or eles Gurage?
    There is no any ideology related with blood and color except the creation of the idle minded.
    When some one who is ethnically Amhara speaks and writes different views, bunch of ethnically charged people start to accuse by saying he is Amhara Nefitegna.
    How bankrupted enough you are!!

  19. Yes, I agree entirely with Dememew.
    Our world outlook, and political attitude of any human being is founded,
    A/in his personal and social values, meaning to say the way he grew up within his family and his surroundings,
    B/ in his schooling and professional biases,
    C/ in his philosophy and religion what he follows.
    Basically our idea and political attitudes are more or less having a direct relation wit the above facts, not with our ethnical background, blood and color as the theories of the racist says.

  20. Dear Getachew you brought it!!!!!!!!!
    I am glad about the article on this topic I appreciates the writer he put on the table the one it was inside him, in his party and in the resist Amhara community.
    He never hiding the truth about this issue like Amhara individual who hide in them their Gotegnanet and attack Oromo, tigray or others. I have dicided not to hide for them any more and lived with them.I have to tell them from my expiriance and from the wounded never heald yet by their attack,All Amharas should listen openly from Oromo individuals like me how much we are affected by their ZEREGNA and GOTEGNA behaviour and deed. They have to improve themselves before they become the leaders of Ethiopia. For all of you who think Zeregna/GOTEGNA is Oromo but the truth has to be told for Amhara GOTEGNOCH the one who considered themselves they are better than Melesse Zenawi. for me they are more resist than Meless or Tgray if they are willing to work on this issue to improve themselves it is not to let too. There is time until they control the government chair and kill us. I personally decided to tell them because Ethiopia is my home too and I have to deserve to live with freedom.

    For your understanding in even not more than two years I was in this Ethiopian politic I have seen so much so, I can provide evidences for anybody who may think Amhara people are not resist or GTEGNA, Zeregna . I have recorded tapes from different talk shows and from their websites I have also saved & documents, poems, articles full of resist words, statements, ideas to attack Oromo individuals. When I say Oromo I am not talking about OLF. All my all documents are all about Oromo who still believes with one Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet like me. It was to attack Ethio-Oromos; here you go, you cannot tell me any more that Amhara is not Gotegna or not resist. If you are interested or do not believe yet, I can post few of the documents on this websites let me know.

  21. You can listen different Amhara radios and websites articles in the next few weeks the Amhara FITAWRARIS to deffend and hide their Zeregninet as if they are clean ethnics in Ethiopia .Please, Record it and it will be very helpfull for the future evedence to challenge them how much they are Amhara Zeregnoch.
    Thank U

  22. Thank you Pappagallo,
    You brought the human right issue which I have few issues to expose for the public if necessary with those Amhara and few other Gossegnoch /Gotegnoch with concrete evidence. Their false accusation is not true even if it was true it was my human right to dying my hair pink like that student. Let the people of Ethiopia know racism is exist among Ethiopians and we need to stand for our human right and for the others until all of us free of resicm and live in our beloved Ethiopia.
    I hope we do!!!

  23. As I understood Mr Gelaw,humanbeing is shaped and get its founding consciousness what ever it is, is from their family and the surrounding community, so if some one has bad conduct ,first and foremost the family and the community must be asked since they involved in shaping of the individual consciousness.
    The second thing what I understood from Gelaw explanations is that, human being attitude is a products of his or her philosophy and religion.
    For instance, it is mistaken to expect positive things from a man who follow Stalinism and Leninism ideology, as I try to understand Gelaws argument, and so nice.
    Derar reader, I would have said a lot about religion minus the non indigenous.
    But for the time being it is better not to deal about it..

  24. My purpose of putting exposing the character and the worthlessness of your leaders is to help the readers show how deep the OLF leaders affected the mind of the ill informed young/teenage mind like many of you the cults out here.
    The other thing is I will get a chance to examine the psych of the followers/cults and will give me a chance to meet and discuss with them from different corners. No matter how ignorant one can be, there is no other chance, alternative to help many of us hear what many of you have to say. So far, I found all the cults /followers of OLF very premature as they are the replica of their leaders. I am glad that I am more familiar how deep the leaders messed up the brain of such teen age boys/girls of the Oromo community teaching wrong politics that see the entire Ethiopia as enemy. That will be corrected the more they grow and read more about integration and society issue when the OLF gets more brighter leaders (if at all that will happen).
    Coming back to the issue- All your writings (the OLF) failed to answer none of the questions presented to you. I will still count you innocence OLF victim, only if you can help us answering the questions presented to you and to your leaders. Again here are the questions.

    Where did you read that accused the people of Oromo are racists?
    Why do you want to lie? I will repeat it again – WHY ARE YOU LYING?
    Did OLF told you to lie? If that is the case, it will not help you in any shape, except expose you more of your weakness?
    To expose Ibsa Gutama doesn’t mean Oromo people. DOES IT?
    If you think so- then you have a big problem on your thinking. Any thing he says or does could be counted as the Oromo people said it or did it could be ignorance? We never heard such philosophy- that individuals are “people” you need to pose and ask how.

    2- You told us you all are OLF members- if so, what are you doing here in the internet? Why can’t you go first to Sawa/Asmara to get training and fight to liberate Oromiya to practice your program? To carry a rally and go back to MacDonald for sandwich and soda and french-fries after rally is not what the people you are speaking for helping if truly was the interest of the people? That is not love and libration staff expected from dedicated supporters?
    You see, – not only you are lying to us, but also to your self. Oromo people need you in the jungle not in Minnesota or in DC or Sweden, or Nederland, or Hungary, England or Paris if that is truly you wanted to do.

    3- Will you have the gut to ask Dawud and lencho, Asefa Jaleta and the likes who simply are lying to you and to the people preaching in University conferences with the motto “by all things necessary!”. Tell them to lead you the way to Oromiya to liberate oromiya instead of them numbing their retired A……….s” watching satellite Dish with you? When are you all ready to go? We have seen many Eritreans who sympathize with their Eritrea and EPLF government- when Isayas asked them to come to Sawa for training and go to Badime- Boy, no one wants to response among the audience when he asked volunteers while he was here in visiting. He knows and also they knew that they are too spoil eating Hamburger living comfortable – but- like to take the liberation talking staff, gathering, dancing in festivals and rally as a football hubby! It is that reason he likes to call them- the “Coca Cola generation”. He clearly told also the adults “I know you are coming to Eritrea not to help your people but for vacation as a tourist to have a good time- what I need from you is keep sending the money that you always support, that is all I need and you can come and visit as any tourist from Europe. This is exactly that what is happening in the OLF community. You demand Ethiopia out from Oromiya, but expecting someone from the poor farmer’s young boy/girl to lose her leg and arms instead of you go out there and do your part. That is why I say to you all beginning from your leaders – you are living in myth, illusion, and lie! Do not push the farmer’s children to die for your hobby- go and do it yourself. Would you? The answer is no!
    4- When someone is talking about individuals when are you going to stop generalizing and accusing the entire ethnic as “racist”? Individual racists are everywhere, but I never heard of such you the cults generalizing accusing one ethnic Amhara or Tigray society as if one are the whole set. Please tell your OLF leaders to teach you the right thing. You are totally lost, and we are here to help you. And that is my assignment and that is what exactly I am doing to bring issues so you can present your issue and take someone issue as well/ Emotion never help no one, but reality does. So please come with answers to the questions before dealing hotchpotch libration talking staff.
    In short- Ask yourself and your leaders why you are wasting your time here with us, if you are talking about Gun and libration in Oromiya. Hurry up- take your staff out from the house/apartments. Room where ever you live and head on where you should be, if you are serious of your liberation. Understand? Otherwise- none of us takes you seriously! The farmer’s children should not have to sacrifice; loosing his /her arm for your hubby of rally in Minnesota- It is hearting when I saw the teenage OLF fighters captured and the things they say. Sad! Please do not push them when your self is enjoying hamburger right here// Ethiopia will prevail!

  25. Dumb and poor arguments by uneducated debtera. Man, what you have here is too backward and too self contradictory. Wake up and smell the coffee. (forgot you got none)

    I am amazed by the fact that the ‘writer’ attempt to justify the ‘gala’ name which is only found on the dictionary of the uncivilized debtera.

    I see this as a direct insult against the oromoo peole by using Obbo Ibsa as a cover.

  26. እኒሁ አቶ ኢብሳ ጉተማ ይመስሉኛል፡ ዱሮ በ አ አ ዩ ተማሪ ሳሉ እንዲህ ብለው ነበር፡ “ኢትዮጵያዊ ማነው?” በሚል ርዕስ፡

    … ጋላው ነው አማራው ትግሬው ነው ጉራጌው፡
    ወላሞው ነው ኮንታው አኟኩ ነው ጉጂው፡
    ጭንቅ ብሎኛል ኢትዮጵያዊ ማነው?
    ወጣት ሽማግሌው ዐገር ሲጠየቅ፡
    አንዱ ጎጃም ነኝ ሲል ሌላው በጌምድር፡
    አንዱ ኤርትራ ሲል ሌላው ተጉለት፡
    አንዱ መንዝ ነኝ ሲል ሌላው ጎሙጎፋ፡
    ኢትዮጵያዊ ነኝ ባይ ብፈልገው ጠፋ።
    ………………………
    ግሪኮች ጥንት ያሉት ቃጠሎ ፊቱ ነው፡
    ደግሞም በቅርብ ዘመን ሐበሻ እሚሉት ነው፡
    ወይስ ያልታወቀ ታሪክ የሌለው ነው፡
    በሉ እኮ ንገሩኝ ኢትዮጵያዊ ማነው?
    ያልተማረው ትውልድ ጎሳ ጎሳ ሲል፡
    የተማረው ወጣት ከጎሳው ሲውል፡
    አንድነት ተረስቶ ጭራሽ መንምኗል።
    የሶስት ሺህ ዘመን እድሜ ከመቁጠር፡
    ኑ ካሁን ጀምረን እንተባበር፡
    አንዱ ካንዱ ልብለጥ ማለቱን ይተው፡
    ኣንዱ አንዱን ልግፈፍ ማለቱን ይርሳው፡
    የለየውን ገደል ተባብሮ ይሙላው፡
    ያሰረውንም ገመድ አንድነት ይፍታው፡
    ያኔ ብቻ ይሆናል መልስ የማገኘው፡
    አሁን ተስፋም የለኝ ጥያቄየን ልዝጋው፡
    ከልባችሁ አይጥፋ ኢትዮጵያዊ ማነው?

    ታዲያ ካመታት በሁዋላ ያን ያወገዙትን የሚለያይ ገደል ለማስፋት ሲጥሩ ምን ይባላል?

  27. TO ADMASU-
    BE AWARE THAT WAHT YOU POSTED IS NOT READABLE. CAN YOU POST IT IN ENGLISH? YOU KNOW THAT GE’EZ IS NOT READABLE HERE UNLESS THE OTHER PARTY HAVE THE SAME SCRIPT /FONT YOU HAVE,
    THANKS
    GETACHEW REDA

  28. Sir,
    I never see senseless script like this in my entire old age life. Of course you claimed you are not educated– that is good enough for your junk. What really surprised me more is not your illiteracy but your attempted to deny yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself what is the meaning of life? If your claim is true and you lived in western country believe you want to negative learning instead of improvement. That is too much to you. Bye Sir!!

  29. Ethnicity has existed in Ethiopia. The first person aware was Artist Mohamed Ahmed but it was passive Ethnogenesis?

    Atkiltna Frie
    Ye Siga Bilitoch
    Moltewal Beagerachin
    Yemigib Aynetoch
    Yamara doro wot
    Yebegun yitmal
    Ye Galla Lam Wetet…….

    While the country was on passive Ethnodysgenesis. Melting all the cultures and traditions creating of multiculturalism woven intounitary national Identity. The EPRDF, egoistic, narrow, autocratic, puppet, agendum reverted the process to Ethnogenesis.

    Ethnogenesis can occur passively, in the accumulation of group identity forged through interaction with the physical environment, cultural and religious migrations and other processes, for which ethnic subdivision is an unintended outcome.

    It can occur actively, as persons deliberately and directly ‘engineer’ separate identities in order to attempt to solve a political problem – the preservation or imposition of certain cultural values, power relations, etc.

    This active Ethnogenesis has resulted in Institutional racism (also known as structural racism, state racism or systemic racism) is racial discrimination by governments, corporations, educational institutions or other large organizations with the power to influence the lives of many individuals.

  30. From GETACHEW REDA
    To the Cults out there , do not run to other issue. Stick with question and answer them. Going somehwre is not going to let you go unchained from being chalenaged.

    There is a green hill surrounded by forest that can offer you so much what you were bragging for so long without living in a city wall. That is what OLF need to do. To take one of the spots indicated above is your choice. To lie to us is not gong to help you except to fool yourself only you and only you. All you need to do is pack up your staffs and head on to the Sawa (Eritrea) training station where OLF is trained. That is where you have to prove us how your talk relates reality. Waiting for the answers! Answering is something else; brushing it off is different thing. Here I am as usual. Do not say good bye when reality is confronting you and feel pain pinching you’re bottom!
    Ethiopia will prevail!!

    • Sawa was not the training centere of OLF only, but also the training centere to Woyane during the Derg regime. Woyane/ Agame/ were under the feet of Shabiya and injected the spirit of freeing Tigray from Amhara`s supress. It is surprising now to come across to seeing the woyane cadres having the sense of Ethiopianism and do all means and crooks to atract the diverse people to wear this name in day and night propogandas.Getachew Reda`s article may convince few people having artifical thinking adjustment in their littel mind that does not help the entire nation. A self posted Meles can be helped by wrong advisor Getachew to stafle, loot and kill the other indeginious people though they he knows that his kingdom is like a house built on a sand and collapse one day defnitely. The truth gets thin but neve die!!!!! Down with Meles and Getachew

  31. We the Oromo’s do not need to hear an opinion from Ethiopians or a person like Getachew Reda. Our wound is ours you can’t feel it or see it unfortunately you are blind to see the crime committed against the Oromo people. You are the one who is racist and ignorant pointing fingers and attacking Ibsaa Guutama who loves and cares about the Oromo people and scarifies his life for the causes he truly believe. For you information IBSAA GUUTAMA is well educated and respected individual.

    OROMO SHALL BE FREE!

  32. Mr. Getachew Thank you a lot for exposes this destruction to our country. Using this opportunity I would like to refer you to his arrogant website which I believe is more destructive to our country. Please call for all nationalist to ambush or challenge his baseless writings.
    If you did not see his website is:
    http://www.gubirmans.com

  33. Pinocchio,

    Do you know the saying “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit” You keep on writing rubbish without answering the very question you wer asked. The question was do you know the difference between race, tribe, nationality and clan. Go back and read your writing and you will see where you called Ibsa a racist. How could a Blackman be a racist to his own race? Of course only if you consider yourself a Blackman the you will know that you are wron.

    The other issue was you keep on saying “inferiority complex”. Who do you think feels inferior to whom? Do you think we feel inferior? I think you heard about the phrase but I do not think you the meaning of it. I think you probably should register to take Physiology 101. I am absolutely convinced that you are insane physcophatic cohorts of Woyane. You should not be taken seriously. Simply you do not know what you are talking about. What ever Aleme tells you take it for granted. As far as you are concerned he is the best intellectual because you do not know better. Shame on you man. Chanawi.

  34. From Getachew Reda

    The motto “OROMO SHALL BE FREE” is not enogh. Who is to freed them if you and your leaders are enjoing Satelite Dish here is the issue you need to answer. You ddin’t answer it yet When are you going to pack up your staffs and head on to liberate them? Is this it hard to answer it? I am sure!

    • Let them remain watching Satelite Dish or may come back to the front to share their experience one day. But I think Mr Getachew, the cruelity of your cadres now days is enough to awake the oromo people to fight and destroye you and your kins entirely. We have enoughly known you and what ever you are saying has nothing to disintegrate Oromos to see your unpresedented supress. Promise you will be washed away to the see where you crossed and come to distablize our tranqulity and peace one day. If 1 woyane is enough for 5 Oromos , still you can not survive and stop hurting us.

  35. GETACHEW REDA
    You poor soul, You ask “how could a black man be racist to his black race? Part of racism is not only discriminating different color, racism is ignorance. White can discriminate against white. There were German and Belgium slaves (WHITE SALVES) hold as a slave by their white masters. Blacks had slaves in their own farm during the slavery period in the USA. Oromo rich farmers had Oromo slaves in their farm and in their house. Slaves were sold mainly by their own race. Is it enough or you need more?

  36. Mr. Getachew I see you point; this is not new for us, whenever the OLF gets stronger the number of heart attack among person like your steps up. Sorry we can’t help but as an African brother I would urge you to take some pain killer or katikala. If you are non-black Ethiopian sorry I can not help. Farther I would be happy to entertain you more if could anweres me the following three question:
    1, What is your education background before you left your country and now?
    2, what is human right meant to you?
    3, Do have five figures and nose i.e. can you touch and small what is going on in 21 century and if so how dear you mists personal right? I hope this is clear

    Cheers

    Oromo please live alone this man we will teach each other because I think we are on the same info and education level and we do not need any help. If you do so, that means you are as ignorant as us. Truly we do not need to react to this senseless message at all. Do we? Period, let us do our good job for our history and nation.

  37. Born to be ruled!
    We can not have a Mursi Prime Minister, simply they are minority
    Thank you Getachew Oromo to be free from what?
    All Ethnic organizations are Racist. We do not need to study definitions two leg good for leg bad. I can only tell you with certainty by finger printing, the DNA. If we test Meless and Bereket for DNA they are Eritreans. But in Sociology they are from Tigre and Amhara tribes or clans.

  38. Tolassa – You asked what is Human Rights to me the answer to your question follows. Can you help us solving this crime?

    “There were people, however, most of whom were members of the OLF, who had understood the sinister motives of their leaders from the get go. Those who spoke up were murdered when possible and systematically marginalized when not. Among those murdered were Nadhi Gammada, Jamal Robale and Baro Tumsa”

    Where are this people.Tell us!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. While I was posting my last note, I see your response “Who is to freed them if you and your leaders are enjoying Seattle Dish here is the issue you need to answer”. FYI people you are referring to are just supporters like you do for your country. The people who really struggle for their independence are those who are their hand to hand with problem. Do not flush your self, unlike your there are only fee Oromos who leaves aboard and the one who sent you head echo is not the one in Seattle but because of your short sight you can only see what is next to you. Just again few info for your Oromos who born after 1980s and on onward do not understand your language and culture at all … they only live and die for Oromia independence.. Forget the alliance we have been trying that is just to cover your eyes gebitoo. Any how sorry for your dirty moth, at this time if you were in Ethiopia you never say like this they learned the reality within this short period. And if you were smart you should have played diplomacy then working to words your destruction with so called 100*3 histories.
    Cheers

  40. Obbo Tolasa,

    Thank you for your questions but this fool can not answer. I will attempt to answer them as much as I can.

    Q.1 He earned a Doctor of Deteras (Ph.D) from Washara University. This university is prestigious in training debters like Aleka Bahre, Aleme, Aleka..
    Q.2. Human Right ? What human right you talking about, Tolasa. He does not know what human right is. Human right to him is when his folks rule by killing others in a broad day light. Have you seen this guy criticizing TPLF masacaring the Oromo people and others. Hell no.
    Q.3 21 Century? He is in the 17th century. Do not bother to ask this kind of questions. He does not know what to answer.

    Nagati

  41. Hi sir “Where are this people. Tell us!!!!!!!!!!!” in very simple word I can asure you that I’m one of them in a sense that their blood still mobilize millions Oromos for the cause they dead. Whether you believe it or not these people did not die in their bed or in hospital and that is why we ally hot spoiled by their blood.

  42. I have three questions
    1)Which one is legal, Ethnicity DNA bsed or Sociology?

    2)What are the boundries of Western Somalia (Ogaden) From Kelfo to Bishoftu?

    3) Idiological difference between TPLF, ONLF and OLF

  43. Yes, I visited that website you told me to check it out. My goodness, what can I say, it is really sad. They change the mind of their followers to some kind of toy. All you read from this group is racism and too many arrogance attitude, ignorance and myth. Well, the only way to educate these cults is as we educate the Eritreans, and the reality helped them to realize what they were up to. And hopefully, the OLF community also will no doubt one day come to their normal thinking and started to unlock themselves and integrates with the rest without feeling integration shock. Ethiopia will prevail!

  44. You said

    -“Just again few info for your Oromos who born after 1980s and on onward do not understand your language and culture at all … ”

    That is right. That is the proble. They only get their information from the corrupted OLF mainly from those who framed =the OLF program and yet living here after vowing they will die fighting for freedom, but are far from the theory.

    You also said:
    “Oromo who born after 1980 on ward they only live and die for Oromia independence” What is that mesn? these are twenty years old. You mean to tell me those of you born befgore 1980 are not going to die for Oromiya?

  45. I do not have to answer your question you do not need to know because it is not your concern your concern is ETHIOPIAN. If you wanted to know check your dictionary and find out the meaning off Freedom and liberty. As far as enjoying Satellite Dish if you know better people who love their country and their people the Dish does not mean anything to them. But a person like you who involve himself with other peoples business should enjoy the opportunity. Why don’t you mind your business live the Oromo issue to the Oromo’s.

  46. Tolasa, I told he does not understand a thing. He does not even know simple arthimetic. 2007-1980 is 27 years not 20 fool.

  47. OLF and ONLF should learn from “Abay Tigray” Greater Tigray TPLF(Eritrea, Tigray, Parts of Ethiopia)
    OLF(Oromia, Kenya and part of Amhara and Somalia)
    ONLF(Ogaden , Somalia, part of Oromia, Afar and SNNP)
    Do we need a boundy commission?

  48. Getachew , you seem not to understand what living in harmony and neighbors mean. We Oromos have no problem of letting you stay on ther terf as long as you refrain yourself form such an unprofessional comment,and remember the Oromo who have given you the right to stay and be prosperous on their land can easily deport you back to Tigray or from wherever you may have migrated.
    I stongly suggest that you cannot speak for Oromo nor have the ability for that matter. Leave the Oromo matter to the Oromos unless you and your family being evicted from Oromia, oh , you are already out of Oromia thank God but think for your family back home who are dependent on mother Oromia for thei daily subsistence.

    Oromia Shall Soon Get Rid of all the Parasites !!

    Bob

  49. To all who calim that the present day Oromia belongs to Oromos:

    Who inhabited those areas long before the Oromo migration in the 16th century? WHat are u going to say if some one says, based on historical facts, those areas belong to my forefathers and mothers who were evicted or massacred by your forefathers and mothers who came and sttled forcefully in the 16th century? I think, we shouldn’t fight against each other and give a chance dictators such as Meles to rule over. In stead, we have to stand unit and fight against any form of inequalities. Our destiny in in our hands. Our common destiny is to destroy each other or to prosper together.

  50. I’m from Oromo, one of indigenous Ethiopian people, but it does not mean I’m any one else because I spoke the truth or on what I see going wrong. Please come to the point so that we will communicate online.

  51. Lets make our official language English or Arabic then the problem of Ethnicity will be wiped for good. Simple equation?
    Pappagallo

  52. We will accept you no problem, because we are seriously attacked for more than a century long colonization and we’ll hope you will be cured one day or when Oromia liberated by the blood of her sons and daughters. Again to elaborate the year calculation from 1980-2007 (28 years or so)—it is refers to 17 years of Amharic language disposition plus 10 years. That means most Oromos learn Amharic and about Ethiopia when they join school and on average they starts school at age 10, particularly during those period due to school access. What makes difference between us and this new generation is that since they do not understand Amharic even if you lien down to surrender they do not give any things except whipping you out. On contrary, some of the old generation has boycotted by so call 100*3 years false propaganda and try to compromise or at least understand your intensity of begging survival.

    Cheers

  53. “In that day I will restore
    David’s fallen tent.
    I will repair its broken places,
    restore its ruins,
    and build it as it used to be
    Amos 9:11
    Ethiopia will rise!!!!!

  54. What ever Ato Getachew anger or not Oromia shall be free from Abyssinian colonization.
    The southern nation too.
    Ogadenia too and only abyssinia remain Ethiopia.
    More headeche for Ato Gechooooooo!!!!!!!

  55. Sad sad, sad. I saw the brain and the capacity strength and discipline of TPLF members in many occasions. Many of them are coherent, mature and they have valid points for their adversary to discuss. Honestly, these OLF cults are indeed a disaster. It is this reason as they admitted it here many of them do not know Ethiopia or the culture of Ethiopia. They only knew from the second hand information that is the cult controlee machine the OLF distorted propaganda. Folks, it will take them a longer time to recover their normal thinking longer than the Eritreans.
    A recent Gallup-poll confirms what I have been suspecting for a while no body been thinking since 1980. In 1980 on words so many things happen that people simply stopped thinking. Over all opinion the distortion has not changed since then. Most where honesty, the brain lock is at the top. I have no quarrel with the bottom, but the top, that is where the bottom got its delusion lacking the code to free itself from the lock.
    Most of the business of the top is selling hypnotic theory. The bottom trusted the top, because, it make them feel good. Who could disagree with the honesty of the bottom who is viciously hypnotized? It is open fact, the top echelon been selling the greatest product that control the mass since time immemorial. Something the young do not see they are been hypnotize, because they can’t taste, smell their situation (the outside observer could only sense it). Hypnotizer merchandise has been sold fast for forty years, regardless ‘bankrupt for many years’. Now, their merchandise is worth selling in Oversea who is known to take it as a hobby.
    The top is so sophisticated to the extent it presented itself as the funeral director. The bottom still trusted then even after they bring their loved once death to them. They still trust them, because they make the evidence disappear in a fancy full way from the teary eye urging them to produce another sheep for the next funeral. The sell continues selling hotter and hotter in the Diaspora where thee are thousands of fools who do not know where they are getting in to. After the special hypnotizing merchandize (the fabricated flag, T shirts, and necessary brain wash fit for cult) is sold over.
    How can they not trust the top? Because, they are gentle; they rob their children’s mid with the pen not with the gun, with T shirt and faked flags. Their children tell their parents “they were in the rally and meetings, so fancy, so noisy, so joy, it occupies the idle mind”. As the folk song goes, and they own their children, they have to trust them. How can they not trust them? As we all trust the Bank as they come out with the fancy add and minuses showing at the bottom “O” balance!
    Ethiopia will prevail!

  56. Captured OLF video to be seen and learn from it. Please visit Ethiolion.com and click the on the top page to the left side “Highlights”. See if someone could hear these kids and poor fellows who are captured after so many misery while as they say “leaders of OLF enjoying their life in the US and Europe”. Cults do not care untill they wake up they will still live on denial. Please stop using these young kid’s brain Mr. OLF!

  57. There is nothing extra the Amharas will benefit from united Ethiopia

    The future Ethiopia will be built upon equality of its people, trust and loyalty.
    In the past the feudal system oppressed the Gallas, the Wollamos, the Dorez, Zelans, the Lalibelas, the Tigres , ketkach, kodafaki, Gurages, Shankila, etc but also including the Amhara .This system is not exceptional in Ethiopia it is world wide.
    Every Ethnic group has the right to preserve, develop and cultivate its own culture and language. As long as each ethnic group will have a democratically truely elected representative with out any fear under free competition there is no problem. The problem arises when it is forced and under point of a gun just like the present government actively manipulating for personal gains.
    But do not forget as a nation we have to have common assets, our common history, fighting colonialism, common territory, common flag, common culture and common language including Alphabet which has nothing to do with the feudal system, and this should be given in schools and people should be evaluated for their knowledge. I am not going to say such and such language; it will be decided by the people referendum.
    In general it is a choice of the people not individuals nor MAFIA. People, under free environment and open mind without any dectation to decide to live together or disperse. It will not be by force. There is nothing extra the Amharas will benefit from united Ethiopia. And it is not for the sake of Getachew “Chew le Rash Bileh Tafit”

    If we decide to disintegrate the nation like Babylon again it is normal, Nations rise and fall. It is only the Gods kingdom which is eternal.
    However culturally we have to mourn for 40 days we need Aslekash
    Wei! Wei! Wei!
    Way Way Way !Teleyena!
    Deret Meta Meta!
    Abiet wubet!
    Abiet Limlamie!
    Abiet Zena!
    Tewlgo Kere!
    Away Kulil Elil
    Yelijoch Chawata
    Kenyiseran Ena Yafersenal Mata

  58. FROM GETACHEW

    ‘However culturally we have to mourn for 40 days we need”

    DID YOU MOURN FOR “ISAYAS GUDETA” WHO WAS 13 YEARS OLD? SEE THE VIDEO I WANT YOU TO WATCH. I AM NOT PLAYING WITH YOU, YOU ARE JOKING WITH YOUNG OROMO YOUNGSTERS WHO ARE VICTIMS , BECUASE YOU ARE ALLOWING IT WHILE THE LEADERS ARE LIVING ENJOYING ABROA. WATCH THE VIDEO TELL ME IF YOU DID 40 DAYS MOURN. DO NOT LIE? /ETHIOPIA WILL PREVAIL!

  59. Dear Getachew,
    I did not get you, you mean the film on u Tube about religion, I have seen that, thank you. It is shocking. There are more other examples how organs are harvested from African children for transplant, HIV and TB are spread. The next will be …. I mourned 40 years not 40 days, 5 years under Haileslassie, 17 years under Derg and 17 Years under EPRDF.
    You know I wrote it deliberately because there are some substantial number silly people which they think that if they separate from Ethiopia they will be Ambassadors in Europe, they will have their own airport, they have to travel extensively to New York , London , Paris, Tokyo frequently in five star hotel, all this at the expense of poor people. But the reality is the opposite how the locust will wipe them and convert them into slaves. At that time they will regret. Just like when I left home at 17 to live independently, I regretted leaving my family home. In addition they have to know that there will be problem with boundary, no body will respect the EPRDF boundary, I do not want to go to endless war scenario let me stop here as disintegration is unlikely 0.0000001%.
    The young Oromo, I do not know so much, if it is written by an Oromo it should be shame the young Oromo are becoming like puppies of EPRDF!! it is shame. But this must be written by some sort of anti Ethiopian people.
    Long Live Ethiopia

  60. FROM GETACHEW REDA
    DEAR PAPPAGALO:

    No, I am trying to advice them to watch the video posted on Ethiolion.com (captured OLF) you will hear them poor fellows how they were eating grass (salty testy grass and wood lack of food for 15 days)before they get captured by EPRDF army near Wellega. You will hear them how the OLF recruiters fooled them – promiced them to take them to America and Europe but took them to Eritrea Sawa training center. Sad! you will also hear a young 123 years old captured taken away by OLF from keeping his cattle and took him to Asmara. They all complain how the OLF leadership living in Europe and outside while they fool the childrn of poor Oromo. Sad indeed. Please listen to that audio/vodeo on Ethiolion.com posted on the first page -on the front – “highlights” and click that -all the way at the end you will see OLF captured. Tell me what you will feel after you hear the captured OLf and compare with this cults living in America fooling themselves.
    Ethiopia will prevail!

  61. Dear Getachew,
    Still my browser filter did not allow me to watch the Video. Instead I have seen a number of short video in google. You know I am grown in the middle of liberation fronts in east Africa. I know what happens to the youth. Moreover I have observed heavy armament indicating that they have some sponsor or funding for all this armament by anti Ethiopian forces.
    The problem with OLF is that there is no democratic free election in Ethiopia in general and in Oromia, inparticular, the people think that Abadulla is not their representative. So the constitution allows OLF to struggle peacefully (Which should be free election). Although I am not pro armed struggle it is obvious in the absence of forum and hope they have to resort to Armed. This is what we call CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS. Because constitution is not dogma, it has to pass referenda for amending some of its contents like article 39 etc And implement and exersise in trasparency.

  62. If I am not wrong, it is the same Ibsaa who wrote the following extracted lines of poem entitled “Who is an Ethiopian?” when he was AAU student. The orginal poem was written in Amharic and posted on this blog. The translation is mine:

    … Is it the Galla or the Amhara, is it the Tigre or the Gurage
    Is it the Wolamo or the Konta, is it the Anuak or the Guge
    I am very despreate, who is an Ethiopian?
    Both the young and the old, when asked where he is from
    One says from Gojjam, other from Begemider
    One says from Eritrea, other from Tegulet
    One says from Menze, other from Gomugofa,
    I couldn’t find someone who says I am an Ethiopian.
    ………. Is he the one who was named burnt face by the Greeks
    Recently called Habesha, too
    Or is he the one who is unknown and who hasn’t got history
    Please, tell me who is the Ethiopian?

    As the illeterate praises his respective ethnic group
    Anmd, the educated youth allied himself with his respective ethnic group
    Unity is forgotten and prickled.
    Instead of counting a 3-thousand-year history
    Let us stand united from now on
    And, stop setpping over and exploiting each other
    Let us stand united and built a bridge among each other
    Let Unity be freed from the chain that tightens it
    Then after, I will definetly find the answer
    For now it is hopless, let me conclude my question
    Bear in mind, who is an Ethiopian?

    After years, it is ironic to watch Ato Ibsaa wanting to widen the gap between the diffrent Ethiopian lanuages speakinh groups.

  63. Ethiopia will be dismantled!

    Oromiyaa Privail!

  64. Oromiyaa will prevail!

    Getachaw

    You referred to video’s posted by the TPLF thugs allegdely showing cuptured OLF freedom fighters. It could be true. But you are miserably failed to show your facts when you chose to use TPLF media as a source. It clearly shows how ignorant you are when you try to explain as a shame for being cuptured on the battlefield. For your information, since you do not have a clue, any one who goes to battle field constantely risks being killed, wounded or cuptured alive. THAT is almost natural in any military conflict. For you Amhara’s who have never been in that field this might be a shock to see there is a chance of being cuptured. You did a mistake bby showing that video, becuase it only scares your falkes.

    You claim that OLF leaders are watching dishes and no one is left to fight. But who told you Oromo’s are just a few individuals you mentioned, like Obboo Ibsaa and those few. We are in millions. and like any other people, all Oromo should not have to pick arms. Those who are fit militarly and are willing to contribute as fighter joins the army.

    But again what you did not now is that Oromia is already there. What left is only a declaration of independance. The map is there. We have our own flag, parliament and police force. Today our kids have no relationship with ignorant Amharic speaking teachers, whose fathers and grand fathers came all the way from Gojjam and Gonder begging or prostituting as it is a costum. Go TO universities and do some research and you will realize that we nothing in common. Becuase our kids have their own student unions, and they do not even go to the same cafe’s with Amhara’s and Tigre’s any more.
    This is a big achievement just in 15 years.

  65. Repetition often means emphasis

    The text says “Babylon is fallen, is fallen”
    And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
    This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.” (Dan. 5:18-27).

    And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. (Rev. 14:8)

  66. You Getachew Idiot,
    You directed me to EPRDF video.
    You have to mourn also for the millions of Gondejam, who are cooking grains without washing it, after using heavily herbicide, insecticide and fertilizer. They are dieing and their children are becoming abnormal you have to see this video or go to Ethiopia to witness.

  67. Ato Getachew Reda,

    If there is anyone who is responsible for the current quagmire we are in, it is you and the other retards from your tribe. OLF was created because of the endless injustice committed upon the Oromos and the same is true for TPLF, OPLF etc. I do not support the agenda of separation from Ethiopia but when I see people like you, may be it is not a bad idea. You do not have the intellectual foundation or courage to challenge Mr. Guutama. You are a disgrace for your own tribe. I am not sure who you are trying to fool. Why don’t you refute Mr. Guutama’s arguments with facts, if you have them, of course? How can you take a chair and start typing about OLF, Mr. Guutama and co. without even having the decency to read about these distinct terminologies “Gala” and “Oromo”?
    If Mr. Guutama is bitter, his bitterness comes from repeated betrayal, abuse, oppression, torture, and rape of Oromos by your tribe. If he is racist, his racism comes from your hate, degrading Oromos, dehumanizing them for a century, sucking their blood, depriving them of their identity, home, and land. Does it surprise you? You are still preaching the same hate. Why are you so sensitive when it comes to the rights of the Oromo people? I can spell it for you. Because, your very existence depends on Oromos and their resources you stole from them. Leeches like you can not live without the blood of their victims. Oromos are still gimatam Galas, kebt, aremeniae for you. Why don’t you say it? Ete te te te! Ye-ankober lidj! Yedirow nafekeh? You 3000 years old ghost from Ankober, go to bed and never wake up. Or, go to your 3000 years old church and let the priest drive out the devil from you. Maferia!

  68. Pinocchio aka Getachew,

    Ethiolion.com is dedicated only to EPRP relics not for Oromos. I have seen the video fabricated by TPLF gangs. You know, anybody who grew up in Ethiopia can Easley tell that one the person interviewed posing as an OLF fighter is not an Oromo. He has a Tigre accent. Please go and watch cooked up video by this tugs like Getahew Reda. This guy, I have said this before and I will say one more time, is a paid TPLF agent. He criticizes every opposition party to TPLF except EPRP-which is good for nothing.

  69. Oh!Now Getachew is claiming to be an Oromo,what a confused Oromo he is if there is a proof for that.
    Getachew,you need to understnd the Oromo history from the past to persent to fully understand what OLF is and
    why it has been created as well as who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to reach to the present historic stage.And I also would like you to understand that the “3000 years old Ethiopian History” is based on false and unsabstanciated history which really made most of the present intelectuals lough because a person like you still follw that trend of history which is fully based on oral and fairy tales. What I am trying to say is any of such article written by you or your audience should reflect the the persent hot issue at hand before going into such a ideaology of igniting hatered instead of coming up with a conciliatory and constuctive ideas.

    So,if you are an Oromo as you claim,propose something relevant to the peresnt situations in Ethiopia such as Ogaden situation,the border issue,what is Ethiopia doing in Somalia,how can all the different parties work together for the betterment of all Ethipians living in despair,these should be the qustions to be answered before jumping to your archaic and back-warded writing which only do bad than good.

    B.O.B

  70. One should not dignify this punk by responding to his gibberish drivel demonizing Obbo Ibssa and the Oromo People and nation. But, unless you call a Qomatta a Qomatta, he or she wants to sit at the dining table, in this case, the blubber and foulmouthed Getachew Redda (or before he Geezecised his name Areddaa) should be told that he needs to learn how to write a discernible prose to make his point even if he is going to vilify personalities, organizations and nationalities. Throwing invectives, and obscenities with bad English at people makes it worst because it is hard to know what this moron is trying to convey.

    On the Other hand, I think the guilty party here is the editorial board of the web-site, the Debteraw. Any self respecting media would not succumb to this level and allow a libelous and rambling screed. A proper scrutiny for contents, facts and readability is what a good editor does, Debteraw web-master miserably failed to exercise his/her duty! This article by Getachew Areddaa should have not seen the lights of the day let alone posted in a popular web-site.

    My advise to the web-master is to remove this obscenity from the web-site, other wise, it will scandalize the memory of those who fell in the struggle to construct a free and democratic Ethiopia, including the martyred Debteraw himself.

    To the foulmouthed Areddaa, I say Shame on you for using racial epithet to describe Oromo nation and personalities. Those who martyred as well as those who spent the bulk of their adulthood in the struggle for the freedom of the Oromo nation will never regret for what they did in the name of this glorious endeavor. Venceremos,

  71. From Getachew Reda-

    Ladies and gentlemen, As I promised many of you through out my articles all those years,our mission is to expose the mess that the leaders of EPLF, TPLF created on the mind of their followers before ten years, – those of us who were on the front line exposing the mind of the cults of the TPLF and EPLF with all their belligerent, insult, arrogance, adamant faith and the omnipotent faith of their organization leaders. WE were confidence as all along during those though time confronting their thugs, undisciplined street gangs, rude, naïve, emotionalist elements who simply were too devoted blindly as any of the character and behavior of any institutional cults does, we were sure that they will crumble when they face reality, which they did. They started to face the reality both after the so called “Badime- War”.

    Since then, both sides of the cult, members (TPLF- TPLF) had shifted from absolute blind loyalty to normal conscious reinforcement. Thanks god, now many of them are the upper hand side of our cause if not the leading elements at the front challenging and exposing their former parties (TPLF and EPLF).
    Coming to the OLF cults- for variety reason, one can’t compare the effectiveness and discipline of TPLF and EPLF cults with the cults of OLF whom its followers are young and none familiar with the Ethiopian culture, language,- at which their knowledge of Ethiopia and the Oromo people who only depended on the teachings of the bankrupt leaders of OLF. They take Orthodox Christianity, Amharic and Amhara and Tigray community “enemy” of the Oromo people. They told them there is no Ethiopia, they beloved them, they told them Amhara is enemy, they took their teachings (they never known how to categorize and separate ruling class and the mass). They do not have their own thoughts. They accept what they were been told since they are not familiar with anything but with OLF (they are self segregated).

    Due to their limitation with outside people, language, culture, I found them absolute ignorant and self locked society in the Diaspora.
    When we argue with their cults, it is not that we will convince them now; our aim is as we did superbly to the TPLF and EPLF – we are repeating the same practice of engaging them and brought them the files of their organization’s human rights abuse and crime, their capture fighters who were cheated.

    All those confrontations we are doing is not that they will come to their sense now or tomorrow. As medication works slowly, education and conscience It takes time and we are positive we will see the result not too long. It is a matter of time.

    One can’t expect to believe to convince cults who deny that the capture OLF fighters and their legitimate complaints against the organization’s leaders and skill as fake. The captured OLF shown talking on the audio video” AS YOU CAN READ ONE OF THE YOUNG CULT above on this forum arguing they are not OLF fighters but TPLF. “Proof for his argument is the person talking a Tigrayan with a Tigrayan accent!” (Hello!).

    If I bring him the other video where few of the OLF captured member of the Central Committee in Somalia (some gave their hand some captured)- I am sure, since he is cult- he will still deny that there were not OLF fighter but TPLF central committee on the captured video confessing (Hello!).

    Cults are hard to break. But, when they wake up and recover to their normal mind- they deliver greater freedom to them and others. At this moment, for cults, even if you give them freedom (since they can’t find freedom in such status) freedom for them is stressful, difficult. In theory, freedom is easy to reach to view, in practice, for these kind of followers is frightening burden, because of the responsibilities it carries. Because, they are muted, their conscience is limited and disable to look outside their party looking “victimization” status without willingness to break through asking self question “Could others too have charges and complaints against my ancestors when my ancestors too were in powerful position? (since the victimization issue is ancestral issue –deeding dead issue that will not help no one but retake everyone back to square one war end up both sides gaining = O”. At the end there is nothing painful when youngsters are distorted and willing to serve elite without questioning their motto in this century where the mind of the young suppose to be clean from racism and cultish services. / pray for the OLF cults, one day you too will be free as many of the EPLF and TPLF cults are freely challenging their leaders. That is freedom of the young mind! Ethiopia will prevail. Do not betray the OLF young lost, misinformed, forced teen age fighters who get captured by TPLF after their leaders betrayed them living in USA and Europe enjoying Satellite Dishes. Ask them to resign or quit, be brave to challenge these corrupted elites or to pack up and go to Sawa/ Eritrea if indeed they do what they say to liberate you! Minnesota is not the nation where their mercenary program said to free! Talk to you when you recover from the cult status, we will welcome you as we did to the TPLF and EPLF few years back. Most of, please do not listen to the OLF leaders when they lied to you the captured OLF fighters and leadership are not OLF but TPLF. Please have some sympathy for those poor fellows and try to hear their legitimate grievances instead of dismissing it all together. OLF doesn’t know how to organize effective fighters. This is because it deals to much on teaching racism and hate. that will be termite for any movement as we are wittnessing breeding bigots and ignorants iside its organization. Free yourself from self segrigation before everything. Listen to Obang metho what he told you in the rally on July 2007.
    ==/ Ethiopia will prevail!

  72. “Those who martyred as well as those who spent the bulk of their adulthood in the struggle for the freedom of the Oromo nation will never regret for what they did in the name of this glorious endeavor. Venceremo”

    WHAT GLORIOUS ENADEAVOR ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT IDIOT? YOUR ORGANIZATION IS A CRIMINAL WHO MURDERED SCHOOL CHILDREN ALIVE. YOU WANTED ME TO POST YOUR IDIOSITY AGAIN? YOU WILL NOT TAKE IT AS FACT DO YOU? YOUR OLF HAS DONE CRIME TOWARDS ITS OWN LEADERS, MURDERED THEM FOR SPEAKING THEIRE MIND. YOU EVEN WANT TO MESS WITH MY OWN NAME, THIS MUCH YOU ARE TO LITTLE TOO PUNK TO TALK POLITICS. io AM HERE FOR YOU DEBATE WITYH ME. I AM SURE YOU WILL BE DISAPEAR IN AMOMENT AND COME BACK AFTER TWO MONTHS AS THESE KIDS HERE ARE FAMILIAR WITH.YOU NEED TO STUDY YOUR BARBARIC ORGANIZATION’S CRIME BEFORE YOU YOU BENT TO YOUR MASTERS. nATION? nATION ME, IDIOT!

  73. Ohio Man Sentenced To Ten Years Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

    Source: United States Department of Justice

    WASHINGTON – An Ohio man has been sentenced to serve ten years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, Assistant Attorney General for National Security Kenneth L. Wainstein, U.S. Attorney Gregory G. Lockhart of the Southern District of Ohio, Assistant Director Joseph Billy, Jr., of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, and Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced today.

    Nuradin M. Abdi, 35, a Somali national living in Columbus, Ohio, was named in a four-count indictment returned under seal in the U.S. District Court in Columbus on June 10, 2004. On July 31, 2007, Abdi pleaded guilty in federal court to Count One of the indictment, which charged him with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

    Count One of the indictment specifically alleged that on April 27, 1999, Abdi applied to the Immigration and Naturalization Service – now known as ICE – for a travel document, wherein he concealed his destination by representing that he intended to visit Germany and Saudi Arabia for the purpose of “Umrah (Holly[sic] – Mecca) and visit my relative,” when he actually planned to travel to Ogaden, Ethiopia, for the purpose of obtaining military-style training in preparation for violent jihad. Abdi allegedly sought training in radio usage, guns, guerilla warfare and bombs.

    “Today’s sentence is just punishment for a defendant who exploited our country’s freedoms and manipulated our immigration system on numerous occasions, all in an effort to support and conspire with international terrorists,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Kenneth L. Wainstein.

    “I want to commend the men and women who have diligently investigated and prosecuted this case,” U.S. Attorney Lockhart said. “They are successfully carrying out one of our nation’s most important jobs in the fight against terrorism – stopping those in this country who provide support to terrorists.”

    “Nuradin Abdi’s sentence should send a very clear message to those who, like Abdi, provide support to terrorist organizations and operatives. The FBI will not tolerate the propagation of violence and discord by those who wish to harm the U.S. and its citizens, and we will continue to work with our partners to pursue suspected terrorists and their supporters” said Assistant Director Joseph Billy, Jr., FBI Counterterrorism Division.

    “Today’s sentencing brings to conclusion one aspect of a critical joint investigation that identified and stopped three terrorist supporters bent on causing panic and significant harm to U.S. citizens,” said ICE Assistant Secretary Julie L. Myers. “This investigation highlights the aggressive pursuit by ICE and the Department of Justice to identify and prosecute those who seek to terrorize America and its allies.”

    According to the statement of facts agreed upon by the government and the defendant, Abdi first entered the United States in 1995 using a false passport. He once again illegally entered the United States from Canada in 1997. Abdi was later granted asylum in this country based on a series of false statements.

    In the ensuing years, Abdi befriended co-conspirators Christopher Paul and Iyman Faris in Ohio. Christopher Paul was later arrested and indicted in April 2007 on charges of providing material support, conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives). Iyman Faris was later convicted of providing material support and conspiracy to provide material support to Al Qaeda. He is currently serving a 20-year prison term.

    Federal agents arrested Abdi on Nov. 28, 2003. Abdi subsequently agreed to be interviewed by FBI agents and admitted conspiring with Faris, Paul and others to provide material support to foreign terrorists. These admissions by Abdi have been corroborated in a variety of ways, including bank records, travel records, invoices, and items seized in search warrants.

    This case was investigated by the Southern Ohio Joint Terrorism Task Force, a multi-agency operation that includes agents and officers from 15 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

    The investigation was a joint investigation by agents and officers of the JTTF, specifically ICE Special Agents Bob Medellin and Rich Wilkens; and FBI Special Agents Steve Flowers and John Corbin.

    The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dana M. Peters and Robyn J. Hahnert from the Southern District of Ohio and Sylvia Kaser, Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice’s Counterterrorism Section.

  74. Dear Getachew,
    I have decided not to write any more on any of the websites.(Bye Bye) it is my personal dession.
    Just before farewell I have to make a small comment about this present discussion

    I have to thank you for taking the risk and courage to discuss a sensitive issue.
    The problem is far worst on site than on the web. Apparently it is already roasted.OLF is recognized by VOA and DW. The Oromo people should not be a tool of EPRDF. During the May 2005 election, the Oromo were told by EPRDF to carry a massive demonstration to take similar act to Interahamwe (Kinyarwanda) in Finfine, claiming Addis Ababa is theirs and CUD is Neftegna. They should read history and should be told the true history of Oromia about feudalism ”The last 15 years are better than 100 years rule of the feudal” so partly they are supporters of EPRDF, if they fail to think in depth and long-term the problem will persist.

    EPRP should not make cheap propaganda and supporter shopping by condemning Haileslassie, in fact what Haileslassie has done is a continuation of Menelik. And both have played in abolition of colonialism and slavery to words human right at large. Hence forth they are recognized internationally and should not be condemned totally only for domestic failure. You should also prioritize your enemy you failed during the Derg and now you are also failing. EPRP is anti EPRDF, OLF is anti EPRDF however, EPRP is anti OLF indirectly pro EPRDF?

    All parties and leaders should swear they are loyal to Ethiopia and they should be trure Ethiopians. Finally we should talk about reconciliation about the peoples choise in free and democratic environment.

    Thank you Debteraw
    Power to the people!!
    Long Live Ethiopia

  75. Fom GETACHEW

    Dear PAPAGALO;”

    You said;

    “I have to thank you for taking the risk and courage to discuss a sensitive issue”.

    I realy admire you for discussing with me in a very friendly way, regardless we have differences. Thank you so much. Please come back and discuss; politics is a togh subject, so many headach and frustrating issues- but that is the nature of it. please do conceder your decision. I like to tell you, you are honest fellow- i can see your god humanity and desire for peace when you mention Ethiopia with respect. God bless you brother. bye!
    Thanks- Ethiopia will prevail.

  76. Dear Diimmaa,

    I had the same line of thought and did not want to comment but changed my mind for the similar reason. Mr. Getachew and his likes spoiled the brains of millions for a century and continue to do so. He and his ilk were never seen critically examining their own history. They could not see beyond their nose because of their empty pride. They lived and live in total denial.

    This dude is a maniac and a narcissist disguised under concerned what ever. Obvious is also his over inflated ego and self-grandiosity. We used to call those would-like-be-elephant frogs “ye-gan mebrat”. He speaks in “we” form like his midget king used to do. Oh sorry, he was sent by the Almighty himself! How dare I call him a midget! At least he looked better than the one who was rotten alive and died of syphilis, you know who.

    What is surprising about resisting oppression, fighting for freedom, justice, and equality? Whenever the name OLF is mentioned, the first thing one hears is “Oh, they are terrorists and they want to separate Oromia from Ethiopia”. The core foundation of OLF is the fight for justice and equality for the Oromos. The best way, from my perspective, to fight all the liberation fronts is, creating a free society where the citizens have the freedom of self determination, the freedom of choosing their representatives, the rule of law, and sharing the resources of the country fairly and justly. If you do not give the people their rights, they will take it by force. One does not need to be a rocket scientist to understand this.

    In line with the Oromo tradition of being polite and helpful, as you, I am also trying to be helpful and hold the mirror for Getachew so that he looks at himself and satisfy his narcissism.

    Cheers my friend

  77. For many years some Oromos have tried to reform the Ethiopian empire, they tried to create a democratic Ethiopian state in which they will be a master of their own wealth.
    Some still think this is achievable but most of us realized that it takes a lot of work and resource to educate people’s rights and needs to people such as this debtara. And they are plenty of them.

    It would consume so much energy trying to eradicate such ignorance.
    My question is why waste all that energy? Why don’t we (the Oromos) channel these energy and resources to build our beloved country, Oromia?

    What do we want from these people, what can they offer us except their backwardness, ignorance and arrogance. Why waste our time to convince them who we are. We can live without them with no problem. We don’t need them, they need us.

    They need our resources, our coffee, our gold, our marble which they can no longer loot, steal, or snatch it by terrorizing our people. They have to do their home work on how they could be able to share our resources.

    They have to offer us some thing valuable (can’t think of one) to share our resources in return.
    Let us leave up to them in trying to figure out their problem and focus on librating and building our beloved country Oromia from century old colonialism.

    Oromia shall be free!!!!

  78. Dear Aayoosee,
    I am Ejole Oromo who still believes for few Oromos the only choice is staying as an Ethiopian.why??? We do not speak Oromigna.
    We are Mixed with few other Ethnics and influenced by their culture and belief;however we face a lot of problem in Ethiopia and OLF doesn’t care for us.

  79. To those who are preaching about the would be libertaion of Oromo inhabited part of the land, let me me bring to your attention the following statement posted by Ayana on 28 Nov 2007:

    “If I am not wrong, it is the same Ibsaa who wrote the following extracted lines of poem entitled “Who is an Ethiopian?” when he was AAU student. The orginal poem was written in Amharic and posted on this blog. The translation is mine:

    … Is it the Galla or the Amhara, is it the Tigre or the Gurage
    Is it the Wolamo or the Konta, is it the Anuak or the Guge
    I am very despreate, who is an Ethiopian?
    Both the young and the old, when asked where he is from
    One says from Gojjam, other from Begemider
    One says from Eritrea, other from Tegulet
    One says from Menze, other from Gomugofa,
    I couldn’t find someone who says I am an Ethiopian.
    ………. Is he the one who was named burnt face by the Greeks
    Recently called Habesha, too
    Or is he the one who is unknown and who hasn’t got history
    Please, tell me who is the Ethiopian?

    As the illeterate praises his respective ethnic group
    Anmd, the educated youth allied himself with his respective ethnic group
    Unity is forgotten and prickled.
    Instead of counting a 3-thousand-year history
    Let us stand united from now on
    And, stop setpping over and exploiting each other
    Let us stand united and built a bridge among each other
    Let Unity be freed from the chain that tightens it
    Then after, I will definetly find the answer
    For now it is hopless, let me conclude my question
    Bear in mind, who is an Ethiopian?

    After years, it is ironic to watch Ato Ibsaa wanting to widen the gap between the diffrent Ethiopian lanuages speakinh groups.”

    Don’t you think that the original inhabitants of those parts of Ethiopia who were killed and evicted during the 16th century’s Oromos migration have got their own version of history?! Who is to blame who?! Our past history is full of internal conflicts, wars and migrations. Now we are in the 21st century. So, please! please! Let us priotize the needs of our people and stand united to fight back against any forms of inequalities, human rights abuses, maladjusted governance, poverty etc. Let us not try to lead our people to self-destruction.

    Admasu from Ethiopia

    The Truth wwill prevail! Ethiopia will prevail! Enachenefalen

  80. FROM GETACHEW REDA

    TO AAYOOSEE-

    You said-

    “It would consume so much energy trying to eradicate such ignorance.
    My question is why waste all that energy? Why don’t we (the Oromos) channel these energy and resources to build our beloved country, Oromia?”

    No you can’t, because OLF is too ignorant to do such novel mission. OLF society on the Diaspora is on crisis. Read your master Ibsa Gutama’s complaint about you the idiots- before wasting time and opened yourignorant mind knowledge about your OLF comunity. Got it? You can’t concentrate novel issue as long as you remain OLF. It only teachs you how to hate Ethiopia. how to hate Amhara peopel. That is Nazism that could eat your brain like an acid. Study your problem and come back and discuss. Will you?

  81. Dear my brother Admasu-

    Thansk so much for that Amharic poem from the prezsent OLF Ibsa who now is acting as if he didn’t wrote that poem. What can I say? Ethiopia will prevail!

  82. Getachew,Come on!!!
    Let Aayoosee, go and live with freedom,You have enough Oromos who does not have a choice to descrimenate and to do what ever you want with them. Let Oromos who has OLF live with freedom and you can have a freedom to do what ever you want with the rest of us because we do not have anybody to prevent you.Here you have me and few Oromos who deos not a place to go!!! we aren’t enough yet???

  83. QUESTION;- ! WHAT GRIEVANCE WAS FILED ON December 10, 1991- under what title?

    “On December 10, 1991, on the occasion of the EEC summit meeting that took place in Maastricht (Holland), a small group of Ethiopians living in Holland handed in person this translated English version of the ARSI MASSACRE as a petition to the Dutch vice minster of foreign affairs Mr. Piet Dankert. He promised us to pass our enclosed petition to each of all the twelve EEC government leaders and the European Parilament, to the Dutch queen, prime minster, foreign minster and to the foreign minster of Portugal, the country which would take the EEC presidency during the coming six months. On this same day no less than 130 copies of the HIDDEN MASSACRE IN ARSI were distributed and brought to the attention of the more than 1500 journalists then covering the EEC summit at Maastricht, Holland.

  84. Getachew, I don’t think you got my point and I will spell it for you.
    By the way, the message was rather for my Oromo brothers and sisters who are trying to teach the old dog a new trick.

    I am saying why waste time arguing with you and your likes on Ethiopian issue. Ethiopian issue should be argued and solved by Ethiopians not Oromos.
    We (Oromos) should concentrate on librating our land and build an independent state of Oromia.

  85. Getachew,

    Your luck of understanding of complex issues is manifested in your argument about the difference in Obbo Ibsa’s work some 30 years ago (manew ethiopiawi) and his current work.
    Is it too complicated for you to see under what circumstances “Manew ethiopiawi” was written?
    It takes intelligent leaders like Obbo Ibsa to measure the political climate and act accordingly.

  86. Aayoosee,

    That was a nice uppercut. Now, he can hole himself up into his 3000 years old crypt and lick his wounds.

    Cheers

  87. FROM GETACHEW REDA

    The UPPERCUT you are talking about is right here,while you are watchinmg the Sattelite Dish brother/siter OLF!

    Kenya arrests 12 suspected Ethiopian rebels
    Nov 30, 2007

    ISIOLO, Kenya, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Kenyan police said on Friday they had arrested 12 suspected Ethiopian rebels and nine locals accused of helping them in a remote region on the border with Ethiopia.

    Two of the suspected members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rounded up this week have already been deported while the others are still being interrogated, said Rono Bunei, district police commander in the Kenyan border town of Moyale.

    “The operation is still going on and we shall not allow any group to use our soil to fight a friendly government,” he said. The rest will be deported if confirmed as OLF members.

    One of several insurgent groups fighting Ethiopian Prime Minister dictator Meles Zenawi’s government, the OLF seeks greater autonomy for ethnically Oromo areas of south Ethiopia.

    The nine Kenyans were arrested for offering shelter to the 12, police said.

    Some locals said innocent youths had been arrested.

    “Most of the people arrested are Kenyans,” local resident Barrack Mohammed told Reuters.

    “We have lived with them and they can’t do anything like that. The police are just picking on them.”

    (Reporting by Noor Ali, Editing by Joseph Sudah and Robert Woodward)

  88. Asham Geetaachoo!
    Are you out to joke at injustice done to Oromo refugees by Kenyan authorities or what exactly did you want to prove calling that “upper cut”? Even if they were what those authorities said what they are it only proves to you that OLF members or officers are not only those who lie abroad as you assumed. As for the satelite dishes you are only proving your naivite. Here in Finfinnee even for all those you left behind in “Qucuuraa” they are not of remote accessebility like you emagined. Do you know that Finfinnee is using satelite dishes since the time of the emperor? What is the big deal if you people in the Diaspora use it in countries they were made in? If you cannot afford stop envying and work for it even if it is dishwashing you despise.
    As for Oromo struggle it is not a matter for barking galtuus. It seems far from your comprehension so please do not scratch where it does not itch you. You repeatidly write of OLF being cult, which it cannot be even if it wants. Oromo has no idol worship or leaders that come from heavens in its political culture. Therefore if you want to give a considered comment first learn about them before openning your mouth. There is an Oromo saying, “one does not feel ones foul breath”. I think that was meant for those like you, so be advised that your breath are offensive. I came to intervene on your behalf so that you might not expose and damage yourself further. If you do not accept one African brothers advice go ahead I will open my eyes no more for your gibberish. Nagaatti!

  89. Dear Caatto Baqqoo;
    No one like OLF bandits. Even Kenya hate your Gut. Everyone is after you bandit!!!! Get the hell out of here!

  90. Dear writer,….

    You know what?….To say the least, you are a complete jerk, & idiot. You badly need to go for ‘history for dummies’. You are a serious threat, a dangerous racist. You way you said things clearly show that you still are in the 50’s. Wake up,…now everyone is smart and you can’t fool anymore.

  91. Go Hell!!! Ethiopiawinet Radio host!!!
    Mirchaw,
    U are acting as if Ethiopia is only yours. What stupidity is in your mind!!!
    Ethiopia is for everybody .The problem is your resist mentality pushes everybody to fight for his freedom.
    Go hell Mirchaw!!!

  92. How come Oromo people live together with the Ethiopiawinet Radio host Mr.Mirchow in one country?????????

  93. Religion and politics could breed cults. Cult is a great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work. I like to invite you those of you who didn’t watch the video posted on Ethiolion.com (audio/video) section on the right side written in Amharic “Mirko or Amliko”. Please watch and tell me how you feel after you watch it.

    That showed you how the Imperialists captured the country after 1991 with the help of OLF/TPLF and some silly power hunger educated sectors who open the country for such monster institution by allowing it to happen. The mercenary OLF is the number one conspirator of the METE Haymanot support group in exchange of shelter to OLF terrorists and their leaders in Europe and USA. With it do not forget TPLF the key player for such demise of a nation. OLF think he has people to rule while the “people” are as you see colonized by outside religion cult developers. OLF leaders do not care, because they do not leave there, they live here watching Satellite Dish. Watch and tell me how you feel. Of course I do not expect positive response from OLF cults, since they too are as sicker as the video. If they have healthy followers I am sure I will hear positive response. Ethiopia will prevail

  94. OLF said, Ethiopian government is weak. If so why are the leaders hiding here in the Diasopra enjoying watching stellite dish with their kids while urging the poor farmers of Oromo kids to give their children for the cause? Does this make sense to you? You are history criminals! No more cheating, no more victimization for cover up facing truth, outlaws. T shirt ain’t going to be sold to free the poor Oromo from their poor life and injustice.Truth only truth could let them live free. And that truth is their Ethhiopiwinet by bringing the criminal OLF to the court of law facing for its crime. Yoou can fool the fools not me. In million years , I never like criminals, I hate them , specially when they talk about democracy.
    Ethiopia will prevail!

  95. Getachew,

    What about TPLF? Is that a democratic party? They have the same name as before, namely liberation front for the people of Tigray. So, Mr. analyst, let enlighten us with your wisdom.

  96. Getachew and other die hard Neftenya scribblers!

    By righting this gibberish you only accelerate the downfall of your cursed African Yugoslavia, aka Abyssinia-Ethiopia. Your juvenile slander will in now waz deter us from achieving our final goal of liberating Oromia from parasitic Ethiopia!

    Injifatnoon kan kenya! Long live Oromia!

  97. TPLF is chasing your ass worst than the Derg used to chase your ass like a donky. Unles you tell your leaders to pick up their ass from the TV satellite Dish, your theory of Oromia will be a myth as it was been for the last forty years. That is the reality. Yougoslavia’s story and Ethiopia’s are to different thimngs. Only your cult leaders mis informed you as that and that is why it is resolting comittingcrime instead of playing politics. Got it? I am here to tune you, but the effect will take time since you are too sick to heal in shorter time.

  98. Getachew,

    Again, what about TPLF? Is that a democratic party? They have the same name as before, namely liberation front for the people of Tigray. TPLF, OLF, ONLF, EPLF were called terrorist organizations Derg. The only difference I see is that TPLF, still with same name and agenda, controls Ethiopian politics and calla its former allies terrorists. Just being at the wheel of power makes a party democratic? Let us say Oromos will follow your advice, what do you have to offer them? What would you do different what you did not do in the last 100 years? Do not avoid confrontaion and hide under the same rhetoric “OLF is terrorist, satellite dish” bla bla.

  99. Dear Getachew,

    Today many people who still live in Ethiopia or most Ethiopians from any where in the world have learned to respect somebody’s belief. We know our rights what ever belief to choose. at least most of us are better than you from the one you say, “I am politician who believe in Democracy.”
    By the way where do you live? North America? I don’t think so!
    By the way,I am not the follower of any religion ,however I believe by respecting everybody’s belief.

  100. On December 4, 2007 at 1:16 am GETACHEW REDA Said:
    READ THIS ARTICLE IF YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF – OLF CULTS- MY SECOND ANSWER TO THE 100 YEARS CRAP YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IS GOING TO COME AND ASK YOU BACK SIMILAR DEMAND AND QUESTION- i AM NOT EVEN GOING TO THE 15 TH CENTURY TAKE OVER BY THE oROMO PASTORALIST OF THE eTHIOPIAN CENTRAL AND HIGHLANDS ALL THE WAY TO THE nORTH WITH ALL THE DESTRUCTION. i WILL ONLY ASK YOU WHY THE OROMO (NOT OFCOURSE ALL BUT SIGNIFICANT NUMBER) WERE COLABORATING WITH ITALIAN COLONIALISTS? I WIL PROVE IT WITH A FILE OF THE COLONIALISTS THEMSELVES WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE COLABORATION ISSUE. THEN , I WILL EXPECT YOUR RESPONSE. THE MORE YOU PRESENT YOURSELF A VICTIM BY AMHARA OR ETHIOPIA YOU WILL ALSO FACE THE SAME QUESTION OF VICTIMIZATION OF OLD ERA. SO STOP ASKING ME WHAT TOOK PLACE IN THE 100 YEARS OR BACK. TALK TO ME NOW- BECAUE NOT ONLY WERE A VICTIM BY ALSO ME AND OTHERS AND THE ENTIRE POOR PEOPLE. GOT IT? STAY TUNE FOR THE FILE!UMTIL THEN, TELL YOUR LEADERS TO PREACH YOU PRESENT CONDITION AND DEMOCRACY ISSUE NOT VICTIMIZATION -CRY THAT NEVER PAY NO ONE BUT THE FOOL!

    Messay Kebede | Nov 30, 2006

    Nota Bene: While reading this paper, which I prepared for the forum on “Ethnicity and National Identity in Ethiopia, organized by the Ethiopian Students Association at Harvard, I ask the reader to bear in mind that my critical evaluation of ethnic movements does not signify that ethnicity should be ignored or suppressed.
    However misguided ethnicized politics is, once it is born, it will not go away for the simple reason that it mobilizes strong emotional forces. Instead of confrontation, I maintain that it should be used to activate democratization and economic progress, the only way by which the emotional component can be neutralized. This use of ethnicity presupposes, on the other hand, a clear understanding of its nature, namely, that it is less about the rights of peoples than about elites vying for the control of state power.
    The ethnicization of Ethiopian politics since the fall of Haile Selassie’s regime is both an aspect and a consequence of the radicalization of Ethiopian students and intellectuals in the 60s and early 70s. Only when we connect the ethnic discourse with radicalization do we understand that the structural problems inherited from the imperial regime are not enough to explain the birth of ethnonationalism. The latter requires that we pay attention to the cultural developments that brought about an educated elite too prone to radical and polarizing views. True, the reluctance of the imperial regime to make the necessary reforms had polarized the country and created the conditions of class and ethnic confrontations. No scholar can seriously underestimate the impact of state repression and lack of reforms on the radicalization of students. The impatience generated by the long postponement of necessary reforms could not but favor the adoption of radical positions. Still, the whole question is to know whether structural conditions resulting from the lack of reforms fully account for the radicalization of the educated elite.
    This paper firmly maintains that the evil structural legacies of Haile Selassie’s long reign do not fully explain the drift of the country into the path of radicalization and ethnic confrontation, since reformist and less oppositional solutions were available. The venture into a revolutionary path is the direct product of the infatuation of Ethiopian students and intellectuals with Marxism-Leninism. This suggests that the ethnicization of Ethiopian politics is directly connected with the ideological hegemony of Marxism-Leninism among Ethiopian students and intellectuals in the 60s and early 70s.
    Ethnicity and Radicalization
    Some scholars”“”“especially those originating from dominated ethnic groups”“”“see the Ethiopian ethnic problem as the main driving force behind the radicalization of the Ethiopian student movement. They argue that the movement, which intensified in the early 1960s, took a radical turn in the late 60s by adopting the Marxist-Leninist ideology essentially to accommodate the mounting struggles that oppressed ethnics, notably the Eritreans, the Tigreans, the Somali, and the Oromo, waged against Amhara rule. The student movement could not continue its opposition to the imperial regime without addressing the growing demand for the democratization of the Ethiopian state through the dismantling of its imperial structure. For many scholars of oppressed regions, then, the deep cause of the 1974 Revolution was none other than the need to smash the political and economic structure of Amhara hegemony over other ethnic groups. As one such scholar writes:
    The longstanding contradictions between the Ethiopian ruling class, state, and imperialism on one hand, and the colonized nations and the Ethiopian masses on the other hand caused two types of crises in 1974: the revolutionary crisis from below and the crisis of the ruling class and the state at the top.
    At first, convinced that liberalism provided the necessary solution, the student movement called for a democratic society in which all Ethiopians will have equal rights regardless of their ethnic origin. The great shift occurred when Struggle, the journal of the University Students’ Union of Addis Ababa, published in 1968 Walleligne Mekonen’s famous article stating that Ethiopian ethnic groups are actually nations dominated by the Amhara ruling class. To quote Walleligne:
    Ethiopia is not really one nation. It is made up of a dozen nationalities with their own languages, ways of dressing, history, social organization and territorial entity. . . . I conclude that in Ethiopia there is the Oromo Nation, the Tigrai Nation, the Amhara Nation, the Gurage Nation, the Sidama Nation, the Wellamo Nation, the Adhere Nation, and however much you may not like it the Somali Nation.
    In maintaining that Ethiopia is not yet a nation, the article squarely reduced the Ethiopian polity to the imposition of Amhara culture and interests on conquered nations, even as regards the northern part of the country. Moreover, the use of the concept of dominated nations gave dignity to the resistance against the imperial regime by transforming what so far was belittled as tribalism into national liberation movements. The significant contribution of Walleligne’s article lies in the “conceptual change he introduced into the ongoing political and academic discourse by raising the status of non-Amhara peoples in the Ethiopian empire from “˜tribes to nations and nationalities,”? says one Oromo scholar. Consequently, provided they were socialist, Walleligne supported all the uprisings of oppressed groups, including their right to self-determination. Such movements weakened the regime, but most of all they were liberation movements that fought for the empowerment of working people. Not to support their struggles amounted to allying with the imperial regime and, worse yet, to opposing socialism in the name of a nationalism that reflected nothing more than the dominance of the Amhara ruling elite.
    What drove Walleligne to write an article that simply called for the dismantling of Ethiopian state and unity? The question becomes all the more perplexing when we note that Walleligne was himself an Amhara from Wollo region. Hardly can we understand this extraordinary self-depreciation outside the influence of the Marxist-Leninist ideology. By depicting the Ethiopian society as a backward and obsolete feudal system, the Marxist-Leninist analysis gave a highly demeaning and gruesome picture of Ethiopia. Is it surprising if, as a result of this reading, Ethiopian students and intellectuals became prey to what an Ethiopian scholar, Hagos Gebre Yesus, called “national self-hatred and nihilism?”? Behind the endorsement of ethnonationalism, there is nothing but “national self-hatred and nihilism and . . . attachment to ethnicity and separatist politics based on ethnic, religious exclusiveness,”? he contends.
    The following quotation taken from Struggle dramatically epitomizes the movement from Marxism-Leninism to national nihilism.
    In our Ethiopian context, the true revolutionary is one who has shattered all sentimental and ideological ties with feudal Ethiopia. . . . Our rallying points are not a common history, a feudal boundary, the legendary Solomonic fairy tale, religious institutions, regional ethnic, linguistic affiliations, but the cause of the oppressed classes, who are the ultimate makers of history. That is why we are internationalist, because the masses have no nation, no home.
    This unbelievable passage exalts uprootedness and self-denial by offering revolutionism as a substitute for Ethiopianness. Instead of common history and culture, both rejected on account of being feudal, the commitment to an internationalist view championing the unity of the oppressed is suggested as a much more worthy goal. The resolution to eradicate sentimentality and any attachment to Ethiopian characteristics clearly indicates that the rejection of tradition is not based on the examination of its negative and positive aspects. It is the product of a boundless, indiscriminate hatred that targets nothing less than a complete shakeup of Ethiopian society.
    This ultimate deconstruction sees Ethiopia as yet to be born, redesigned as it should be around the struggle and the cause of the masses. For such a deconstructive project, nothing of Ethiopia is sacred, untouchable, not even national unity. Thus, Challenge, the journal of the Ethiopian Students Union of North America, takes pride of the position of the Ethiopian Students Union in North America because it “reiterated its unconditional support for the right of the Eritrean people to self-determination including independence.”? Once common legacy is rejected, no reason remains to condemn secessionist movements. An equally valid way of getting rid of oppression, however, would have been the struggle for democratization. But since Ethiopia must be redesigned, the recognition of the right to secede to resolve what is but a democratic issue is a forced component of the revolutionary project.
    The Imperative of Doctrinal Consistency
    The connection with radicalization suggests that, in order to understand the birth of ethnonationlism, we must first inquire into the abandonment of liberal or democratic solutions. And this inquiry means nothing less than the acceptance of the prior nature of the Marxist-Leninist commitment. Far from ethnic problems accounting for the radicalization of Ethiopian students, the prior commitment to Marxism-Leninism explains the abandonment of the liberal approach. If the issue of ethnic equality progressively appeared unsolvable with a liberal approach, the reason is not so much the inadequacy of liberalism as the need to be consistent with the commands of the Marxist-Leninist doctrine. The more loudly one claimed to be Marxist-Leninist, the harder it became to resist the endorsement of the right to self-determination. In other words, the students’ need for doctrinal consistency, which need authenticated their radical commitment, led them to posit the issue of dominated peoples in terms of dominated nations, even though no historical facts of whatever kind supported their new reading. Their overriding concern was the compliance of their approach with Leninism, which required the socialist solution and endorsed the right to self-determination. Anything short of viewing dominated ethnics as nations and nationalities would have validated the liberal approach. The endorsement of the Marxist-Leninist commitment to internationalism and to the right to self-determination was so categorical that, in the words of Randi Rønning Balsvik, “the feeling was rife that ideology had become more important to the students than the survival of Ethiopia as a state.”?
    Another major distortion caused by the imperative of doctrinal consistency is the interpretation of the southern expansion of Ethiopia as a colonial conquest. The expansion refers to Emperor Menilik’s forced incorporation of what are today the southern and eastern parts of Ethiopia. According to some scholars, the doubling of the size of the empire through the incorporation of neighboring peoples at the exact time European powers were vying for colonial possessions in Africa was nothing short of a colonial conquest. This colonial interpretation of the southern expansion does no more than confirm the extent to which Ethiopian history and culture are depicted through radical concepts. Once the colonial grid is introduced, the requirement to get rid of the alien ruler is added to oppression and domination and the demand for self-determination overtakes the aspiration for equal rights. The issue is no more the termination of Amhara domination and oppression through democratic changes, but the dismantling of the colonial empire and the accession to independence. Rather than calling for a democratic process of national integration, the colonial reading simply targets the dismantling of Ethiopia.
    Another forceful impact of the need of doctrinal consistency is the support that the student movements gave to the Eritrean insurgency. Even if I do not fully follow Tekeste Negash when he says, “it would hardly be an exaggeration to state that it was in response to the Eritrean challenge that the Ethiopian student movement began to develop a strategy for resolving the problems of nation-building,”? there is no denying that Eritrean students have significantly contributed to the ethnicization of student politics in Ethiopia. The ethnicization spread first to Tigrean and then to Oromo students, thus forcing the student movement to find a solution to the national problem. Moreover, the Eritrean armed resistance provoked both admiration and the tendency to emulate. Some factions in the student movement began to advocate the creation of a guerrilla movement to overthrow the imperial regime.
    The influence of the Eritrean resistance grew with the emergence from within the insurgency of a Marxist-Leninist guerrilla faction, the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF). Not only did the Front become “the vanguard of the radical opposition by its doctrine, its organization and its mobilizing power,”? but also radical students could now support the insurgency in the name both of doctrinal consistency and partnership with a fighting ally. To recognize the EPLF was none other than to support the struggle of Eritrean working masses. In addition, given the ideological orientation of the Front, the only way to accommodate Eritrea within the unity of Ethiopia was to initiate a socialist revolution and implement the Leninist solution. Since “the formula, disunite to unite, was behind Ethiopian students’ attempts to work out a stand on the Eritrean matter,”? no better proof existed to display the loyalty of the student movement to Marxism-Leninism than to support the Eritrean insurgency.
    Important ideological arguments were added to the need for doctrinal consistency. Radicals had succeeded in convincing many students that the emphasis of liberalism on individual rights was not the right remedy, unable as it was to structurally undermine the Amhara dominance. In the context of the primacy of individual rights, the promotion of individual equality regardless of ethnic belonging is not enough to dismantle an already established dominance. Oppressed ethnics must organize themselves as autonomous groups to conquer and affirm their rights. While the liberal model underscores the rights of the individual, the Leninist formula recognizes group rights. The recognition creates the political reality necessary to tear down the oppressive structure. Let it be added that Western governments’ support to Haile Selassie’s regime made the repudiation of liberalism as an inadequate solution easier. And since without a genuine equality the unity of Ethiopia could not be safeguarded, the recognition of the right to self-determination appeared as the only correct solution.
    Because it recognizes the right to self-determination, the doctrinal position advocating unity via disunity stands out as the only way to preserve the Ethiopian unity. Who can deny that equality emanating from the exercise of self-determination alone removes the main motive why people want to secede in the first place? Explaining that revolutionaries do not defend the right to self-determination to promote balkanization, a study published by the Ethiopian Students Union in North America writes:
    Revolutionaries strive to create as large a state as possible, for this is to the advantage of the laboring masses; they strive to bring about a rapprochement between nationalities and their further fusion, but they desire to achieve this aim not by violence, but exclusively through free, fraternal union of workers and the toiling masses of all nationalities.
    Lastly, the preservation of the unity of students was another cause for the prevalence of the Leninist approach. It was felt that the movement could not maintain its unity unless it took a clear stand against Amhara domination and advocated the promotion of oppressed peoples. No other way existed to preserve the participation of Oromo, Eritrean, Gurage, and Tigrean students in the movement than to concede, in the spirit of genuine equality, the rank of nations and nationalities to dominated ethnic groups. The recognition was all the more crucial because of all ethnic groups Tigrean students were “the most politically active on campus.”?
    The Lack of Renovated National Ideology
    Granted the compelling nature of doctrinal consistency, still the history of the Ethiopian student movement shows that a great number of students dragged their feet in endorsing the Leninist solution to ethnic inequality. Aware of the danger of the Leninist idea of self-determination, some students proposed Ethiopianism as a renovated nationalism. Ethiopianism transcended both Imperial Ethiopia and ethnic loyalty through the assertion of equal rights and the promotion of national integration; it defined Ethiopia as the integrated unity of free and equal citizens. Moving on the offensive, groups of students, including some activist students, denounced the Leninist approach as a promotion of tribalism and national divisions. The offensive proved successful:
    The 1967 annual meeting of NUEUS [National Union of Ethiopian University Students] debated the national issue and passed strongly worded resolutions condemning “˜sectarian movements in Ethiopia,’ labeling supporters of the movements petty bourgeois opportunists and reactionary elements that were encouraged by reactionary Arab forces. . . . The meeting declared Eritrea an indivisible part of Ethiopia.
    If there was one issue against which the majority of students resisted the pressure of radical students, it was the commitment to the national unity. Many students were willing to follow the radicals all the way except on the question of Ethiopian national unity. So strong was the national sentiment that in the 1968 election the candidate of the radicals, Tilahun Gizaw, lost the presidency to Mekonnen Bishaw, who represented the moderate view. The radicals explained their defeat by the fact that “students were deceived by professional agitators,”? who spread rumors suggesting that they were in league with secessionist movements.
    The rise of a rival movement, expressly defining itself as “Ethiopianism,”? confirms that the safeguarding of Ethiopian nationalism was an important concern, especially among many Amhara and Tigrean students. Moderate students initiated the movement to counter the Marxist-Leninist ideology, all the more so as radical students’ support to the Eritrean secessionist movement had particularly antagonized the nationalist feeling. Observing that the support had weakened the influence of the radicals, moderate students saw the nationalist issue as an opportunity to rally the majority of students. An article published in Struggle under the title “Ethiopia and Ethiopianism”? gives the following definition:
    Ethiopianism is the concept that transcends personal, tribal, and regional loyalties. It is the belief held by the Ethiopian who thinks in terms of the people as a whole . . . . To him what matters is not his loyalty to one person, religious or tribal groups, but to the development of the people, as a whole. To him, the leader or the government is but the agent for carrying out the development and reforms needed to lessen the misery of the population.
    Written by an Ethiopian Muslim, the article visibly avoids Marxist-Leninist jargon, such as class struggle, revolution, self-determination, etc.; instead, it advocates reformism, as it considers “the accumulation of wealth by a few individuals as undesirable, when there are millions struggling for a decent place in the sun.”? Reforms pave the way for genuine national integration. They result in the creation of a nation of equal and free individuals through the transcending of linguistic, regional, and religious disparities. That Ethiopianism is proposed as a rival ideology, another article in the same issue makes it quite clear:
    Existence of regionalism and tribalism (primitive sentiments) in Ethiopia are realities that we should accept; but what we should not accept is their perpetuation. But they do not die out by evasion and avoidance. They die out only when they are replaced by a higher and progressive ideology, (such as Ethiopianism or Ethiopian Nationalism).
    The moderate students who thought of using the ideology of Ethiopianism to counter the growing influence of Marxism-Leninism did not fully realize the extent to which Marxism-Leninism was an even more powerful seducer of nationalism. For one thing, the promotion of the interests of the oppressed and the exploited as a means of creating a truly united nation appeared too remote, given the reluctance of the imperial regime to undertake any serious reform. For another, the Leninist proposal alone was liable to enlist the enthusiastic support of oppressed ethnic groups themselves. Above all, Ethiopianism was unlikely to contradict the influence of Marxism-Leninism because its proposals were not enough to undermine the imperial regime and inspire a movement of opposition. In a word, it was not a renovated nationalism: it neither comprised a clear strategy of economic development, nor reinterpreted the traditional culture so as to make it conformable with modernization.
    This is to say that Marxism-Leninism stood for an unrenovated nationalism. Under the imperial regime nationalism was crippled both by the uprooting effect of a Westernized educational system and the lack of reforms necessary to remove the numerous hurdles to socioeconomic growth. It is therefore not contradictory to assume that the frustration of nationalism is one of the reasons why so many young educated Ethiopians turned to Marxism-Leninism in the ’60s and early ’70s. This approach corrects Hagos’s statement: what inspired the student movement was not so much national nihilism as the frustration of nationalism. While in becoming Marxist-Leninists students were going against important features of their legacy, the enchanting promises of socialism made these rejections worthwhile, and so metamorphosed them into an expression of higher fidelity. To the extent that Marxism-Leninism had become the ideology of those driven by “radical nationalism,”? it naturally reached an increasing number of students as disillusionments over the imperial regime grew.
    Nationalism via Internationalism
    An objection comes to mind: How does the assumption that Marxism-Leninism cajoles nationalism agree with the equally important commitment of the theory to internationalism? Enshrined in Marx’s celebrated declaration, “the workingmen have no country,”? internationalism is certainly not the kind of thought that encourages nationalist fervor. What is more, Lenin’s recognition of the right to self-determination of oppressed nationalities was a direct challenge to the very unity of Ethiopia. Student publications largely confirm the blindness of radical students to the danger of the Leninist formula. Thus, one editorial of Struggle writes:
    A true revolutionary is an internationalist, who has understood the dialectical developments of nature and society and who is above all deeply moved by the injustice humanity is subjected to. Thus, for a revolutionary, there are no regional, linguistic, national or even continental boundaries. The most significant factor is the economic exploitation and subsequent dehumanization of the oppressed classes.
    Carefully read, however, student publications reflected a nationalist manifesto rather than national nihilism. The recognition of the right to self-determination was an attempt to preserve the unity of the student movement. In particular, it was supposed to be appealing to those students who were going over to ethnonationalism. The latter had become increasingly attractive to students coming from highly aggrieved ethnic groups, such as Eritrean, Tigrean, Oromo, and Gurage students. By revealing in ethnic oppression the dimension of class exploitation, Marxism-Leninism seemed to give a correct analysis of the existing reality, but even more so to offer a solution that fell short of advocating secession. As such, it proposed a pact between revolutionaries coming from oppressed and oppressing ethnic groups. Activating the sacrificial ethos on both sides, it demanded of Amhara students to give up the traditional hegemony of their ethnic group in exchange of students of marginalized groups abandoning their separatist goal. The mutual sacrifice sealed a new “nationalist”? deal based on the common interests of the working masses.
    Herein lies the considerable influence of Leninism on nationalist sentiment: it “offered a narrative of how to weld together . . . disparate ethnic groups into a unitary state defined by the boundaries of a previous conquest””by Russians in the Soviet Union and by Amhara and Tigreans in Ethiopia.”? Inversely, it was felt that liberalism cannot achieve ethnic equality: the maintenance of the class structure will simply preserve the hegemony of the dominant ethnic group. Only the destruction of the class system can pave the way for the autonomy and equal rights of ethnic groups. Once working people from oppressed groups have exercised their right to self-determination, they will unite freely with their class brothers and sisters of conquering ethnics.
    This is exactly what Walleligne had in mind: his diatribes against Amhara domination turn into a calling to “build a genuine national state,”? which he defines as “a state where Amharas, Tigres, Oromos, Aderes, Somalis, Wollamos, Gurages, etc. are treated equally . . . where no nation dominates another nation be it economically or culturally.”? But what about the support that Walleligne gives to secessionist movements? Here again, his support is conditional on the genuine socialist orientation of the secessionist movements, his argument being that, with an internationalist outlook, “a socialist movement will never remain secessionist for good.”? Clearly, the attempt was to strengthen the Ethiopian nation by transcending ethnic attachments through the internationalism of socialist ideology.
    Elite Conflict and Ethnicization
    Since the original source of ethnicization is the infatuation of Ethiopian students and intellectuals with Marxism-Leninism, a full analysis must discuss the factors that brought about the infatuation. The question of elite radicalization is complex and involves multiple causes. The general consensus among theoreticians of revolution distinguishes five major schools that present an original analysis of the causes of revolutions. They are: (1) the theory of relative deprivation, which gives the central role to the psychological phenomenon of frustration of the working masses; (2) the functionalist-structural approach that focuses on disequilibrium in social systems; (3) the Marxist-Leninist theory with mode of production and class struggle as central concepts; (4) state-centered approaches that put great stress on the breakdown of the state; (5) political conflict theory, which emphasizes elite competition. What constitutes the originality of each school is not so much the discovery of a new causal phenomenon as the emphasis on one variable judged crucial for the eruption of revolutions.
    The Marxist theory of class struggle and, in some sense, the theory of relative deprivation bring out the chief role of the masses in the revolutionary process. Marx’s central notion of class struggle underlines that the masses, rather than elites, make history, which history realizes their aspirations in a progressive and goal-oriented fashion. The problem with this approach is that the people who become instigators and leaders of revolutions do not often come from lower classes. Knowing the essential role of leadership, it is very difficult to argue that revolutions are propelled by the demands of the masses. That is why such schools as the functionalist approach or political conflict theory underline the crucial role of elite conflicts. These schools have developed views that replace class struggle by intra-class or intra-elite conflict. For them, in all revolutionary situations, “the conflict and “˜struggles’ were intra-class within the old and emerging new ruling classes, which responded to underlying economic changes. Slave and serf revolts were at best secondary and supplementary.”?
    The basic assumption that radicalization is a product of intense elite conflicts perfectly applies to Haile Selassie’s regime. The conditions that create elite polarization and conflict were indeed quite active in the imperial regime, given that the blockage of the circulation of elites was a salient feature of the regime. Not only as an aristocratic system it offered no opening to commoners, but also the upper level was dominated by one ethnic group, the Amhara. This does not mean that individuals from humble origin or marginalized ethnic groups did not rise; they did, but they were few in number and had authority only to the extent that they remained Haile Selassie’s protégés. The blockage of social mobility took an acute form as modern educated individuals saw their ambition increasingly thwarted by a closed aristocracy stubbornly defending its traditional privileges. Though modern education was praised and encouraged, educated people had no say in the formulation of policies; they were simply asked to serve a regime that excluded them politically. This exclusion became increasingly intolerable as economic crises drastically narrowed employment possibility for university dropouts and graduates. For the rising educated elite, the situation offered no other way out than a complete overthrow of the old elite.
    Be it noted that these adverse structural conditions only established the possibility of political revolution in Ethiopia. The political overthrow of the landed aristocracy was enough to open up the system: neither the complete transformation of the class system nor the adoption of Marxism-Leninism was necessary to give a political representation to the modernizing elite. How then is one to explain the drift toward a radical revolution? For many students of Ethiopia, the question amounts to asking why the excluded educated elite felt the need to speak in the name of the interests of peasants and workers. The overwhelming answer to this question underscores the inability of the educated elite to effectively overthrow the old elite and its imperial state without the support of the masses. It is therefore the need to gain the support of the masses that talked the educated elite into espousing the Marxist-Leninist ideology.
    According to Gebru Mersha, for instance, radicalization has to do with the fact that “liberalism as an alternative ideology did not have a strong material base and even as an incipient tendency was already discredited.”? The extremely slow economic development and the suppression of political freedom under the imperial regime together with the dominance of foreign capital did not allow the creation of conditions favoring bourgeois forces. The educated elite had no other option than to mobilize the oppressed against the imperial regime by championing their interests. The incapacities induced by the closed society explain the drift toward a radical course.
    John Markakis has developed a similar idea. For him, too, the root of the radicalization of the petty bourgeoisie is to be found in the blockage of social mobility, which offered no way out expect through an alliance with the working class and peasants. In default of any possible alliance with upper classes, the petty bourgeoisie had to make common cause with the oppressed. The perceived solidarity of interests between the masses and the petty-bourgeoisie inclined students, teachers, young officers, middle-strata state employees to become responsive to the radical ideology of Marxism-Leninism and to advocate a program of radical social change. This very radicalization propelled them to the leadership of the social protests. What is more, the alliance was not simply circumstantial: beyond the purpose of overthrowing the ancien regime, it included a project of social development beneficial to the petty-bourgeoisie and the masses alike, notably by the prospect of nationalization, which “would bring assets under its [petty-bourgeoisie] control in a greatly expanded state sector.”?
    This analysis would have been correct if an alliance between the petty bourgeois, the workers, and the peasants had effectively occurred. Unfortunately, students and intellectuals did not see themselves as allies of the working masses; they viewed themselves as their representatives. Alliance maintains the differences so that the representatives of one class do not speak in the name of another class. Instead, the recognition of crucial common interests brings them together against a common enemy, without thereby dissolving their particular interests.
    But then, the most consistent alliance would have been the striving for a liberal society through a political rather than a social revolution. In other words, the petty bourgeoisie did not need to adopt the radical ideology of socialism to obtain the support of the working masses. Liberal proposals, such as freedom of expression and organization, free election, government responsible to the parliament, etc., would have mobilized the working masses, all the more so as socialism was not initially a popular demand. The revolutionary ideology of the radical section of the petty bourgeoisie, and not the pressure of working classes, introduced the idea of socialism. Once radicalism is adopted, reformism becomes the expression of opportunism: it opens the system to new elites but gives nothing substantial to the masses. Rejecting categorically reformism Challenge writes: “let us all realize that to bog down oneself in reformism, today, is indeed an exercise in futility. Every good intentioned endeavor to help the people which is not linked to the revolution of the masses will not simply work!”?
    One important assumption emerges: elites become radicalized, not because they need to represent the masses, but because their rise to power requires the complete overthrow of the old system. Accordingly, social revolution is the ultimate form of political competition, the very one opposing elites whose conflicts over issues have become so critical that they cannot be resolved within the existing political system. It is clear that an exclusive type of elite competition cannot appear in democratic states. Imperial or autocratic regimes alone are liable to systematically marginalize aspiring elite groups, thereby intensifying elite polarization to the point of breakup. Nothing could arouse more elite dissatisfaction than the protracted monopoly of power by Haile Selassie’s autocratic regime. The resentment against the monopoly of power by an old, outdated oligarchy accounts for the generalized disaffection of the educated elite, including the young officers in the army and police.
    To the question why the Ethiopian educated elite opted for the radical ideology of socialism when it could have used liberal notions to unseat the regime, the answer is thus obvious: elite polarization created the need for radical, extremist ideologies. To be sure, democratic demands, such as freedom of expression, the right to organize, the rule of law, etc., would have been enough to ideologically undermine Haile Selassie’s autocracy. However, the political overthrow of Haile Selassie would not have been enough to empower the educated elite: the forceful presence of a landed nobility predominantly composed of one ethnic group required a change both in the class structure and the ideology of the imperial regime. Clearly, the association of radical ideology with the conquest of power rather than with class struggle better explains why elites produce or adhere to ideologies that defend the interests of the masses, such as Marxism-Leninism, instead of supporting liberal values and institutions, which are more in line with their elite status. They prefer radical ideologies less to uphold the interests of the masses than to radically undermine the regime that excludes them by putting it under the pressure of massive and far-reaching demands.
    The rejection of liberal and traditional values explains, therefore, the ethnicization of the political conflict. For one thing, to the extent that the discourse of the revolutionary elite demeaned national traditions and values, even challenged Ethiopian nationhood, which it identified with imperial oppression, it was bound to revive local identities. The construction of Ethiopia as an empire in which one ethnic group, the Amhara, dominated other conquered and subdued ethnic groups clearly responded to the requirement of marginalized elites competing for power. Marginalized elites could not hope to wage a successful struggle unless they ethnicized their cause. Because liberalism was not enough to question the Amhara political and cultural hegemony, the first weapon to be used against the system was to get rid of the nobility and the imperial state by advocating a socialist society. Once liberal reform was out of the picture, ethnicization stepped in with its unique ability to give local elites the exclusive right to represent their ethnic groups and speak in their name. Indeed, what is characteristic of ethnicity is that it excludes elites belonging to other ethnic groups as strangers, outsiders, thereby giving a monopoly of representation to the elite group that is native of the ethnic group, that claims to have a natural, blood bond with the represented people.
    Only the theory of elite conflict explains why the Ethiopian educated elite first identified with Marxism-Leninism and then gave birth to splinter groups advocating ethnicity. In addition to accounting for the ethnic dimension of the conflict, the concept of elite competition explains the active role that individuals from marginalized ethnic groups, such as Tigreans and Eritreans, played in the Revolution. Only by propagating an ethnicized polity could these marginalized elites successfully vie for power. Only as representatives of oppressed ethnic groups rather than of oppressed classes could marginalized elites pursue the political ambition of enthroning regional elites at the expense of the cosmopolitan or Ethiopianized elite. The positioning for elite competition explains why ethnicized groups were satisfied neither by the overthrow of the monarchy nor by the Derg’s radical attempt to end class exploitation. For them, the end of class oppression did not entail the end of the supremacy of Amhara elite.
    Ethnicity is thus a construct of disgruntled and marginalized elites whose ambition for political prominence could not be achieved by means of liberal institutions. As a result, they first appealed to Marxism-Leninism to block out liberalism and then asserted their natural and exclusive right to represent oppressed groups by excluding other competing elites. It follows that ethnicity, allegedly rooted in peasant aspiration, is actually a product of elite competition. Alluding to Tigray’s fierce ethnicization, Gebru Tareke rightly writes: “contrary to the TPLF’s claims, the current “˜nationalist’ sentiment has been thrust upon the peasantry by the intelligentsia.”? It is also clear that the promise to uphold the interests of ethnic groups is a disguised way of pursuing elite hegemony in the name of oppressed ethnics. As a remnant of the Marxist-Leninist discourse, ethnicization has the proper function of giving a redemptive and disinterested connotation to the drive to power of elitist groups. Our experience both of the Eritrean and the TPLF regimes fully confirms that the liberation from Amhara rule only gave way to elitist political systems whose main function is to exclude other competing elites. And as the totalitarian control of the state is necessary to suppress contending groups, an ethnicized political system does not easily lend itself to democratization.

  101. as always Getachew you are exposing organised lying, disinformation and fabricated histroy of our beloved cauntry, Ethiopia!!!!
    what i understand from “jogol,abbaagoolee,ketazebkut,aboma ..etc the new and old recruits of olf ethnic-medrassa’s, trying to play cover to their delusional OLF and it’s pathological liers’olf leader’s’.
    your leaders sold out several times, London..they were enablers for tplf they are doing it again.
    olf/onlf/esayas as their master including tplf are standing for the distruction of ethiopia!
    our forfathers never asked each other are u oromo?Amara?Gurague?..etc when they were defending their country against facist italy!!! no, ethiopia came first in their mind and heart!!!
    the plot and intrigue by olf or tplf is to have hundreds of banana countries with meaningless flags like eplf!!
    for all the gang again free your colonized mind from the teachings of the Enablers/olf leaders!!!
    oh, one more thing for Yeshiharegitu myou need to see a shrink ASAP! their is no point talking issue with u!!!
    best work Getachew!!!!!!
    Long Live Ethiopia!!!!

  102. Getachew,

    Your writting is not as retraded as I thought it is. You convinced me on one thing. Cable TV is better than satellite dish. You see, I got one thing out of it. It is not a complete waste

  103. Mr. Getachew,

    The last paper you provided is a lot better than your own hogwash. At least, the writer even though it was pretty much one sided, failed far from being balanced and fair. I allowed myself to take passages from the loooong writing and put a summary for you.

    Causes

    “..the imposition of Amhara culture and interests on conquered nations, even as regards the northern part of the country.”

    “..the southern expansion of Ethiopia as a colonial conquest. The expansion refers to Emperor Menilik’s forced incorporation of what are today the southern and eastern parts of Ethiopia. According to some scholars, the doubling of the size of the empire through the incorporation of neighboring peoples at the exact time European powers were vying for colonial possessions in Africa was nothing short of a colonial conquest.”

    Solutions

    “…without a genuine equality the unity of Ethiopia could not be safeguarded…”

    “Ethiopia is not really one nation. It is made up of a dozen nationalities with their own languages, ways of dressing, history, social organization and territorial entity. . . . I conclude that in Ethiopia there is the Oromo Nation, the Tigrai Nation, the Amhara Nation, the Gurage Nation, the Sidama Nation, the Wellamo Nation, the Adhere Nation, and however much you may not like it the Somali Nation.” Walleligne

    “Build a genuine national state, a state where Amharas, Tigres, Oromos, Aderes, Somalis, Wollamos, Gurages, etc. are treated equally . . . where no nation dominates another nation be it economically or culturally.” Walleligne

    → a democratic society in which all Ethiopians will have equal rights regardless of their ethnic origin. Can you deliver this, No you can not! That is the source of your problem with the Oromos.

    FYI, not everyone concerned about the Oromos is OLF memeber or aympathizer. At least, this simple fact should not be hard to comprehend, or?

    By the way, you are still dodging my questions.

  104. Correction

    my first passage should read as:

    The last paper you provided is a lot better than your own hogwash. At least, the writer took an intellectual approach, even though it was pretty much one sided, failed far from being balanced and fair. I allowed myself to take passages from the loooong writing and put a summary for you.

    I do apologize for the mistake.

  105. Let I feed your numbed brain with the other version. Here follows.

    Here are my answers for your poor soul. Let me started with my position as the following:
    “This use of ethnicity presupposes, on the other hand, a clear understanding of its nature, namely, that it is less about the rights of peoples than about elites vying for the control of state power”.

    “..The southern expansion of Ethiopia as a colonial conquest.

    Here is the answer for you again
    .

    I will prove this for you’re with the argument of your Ibsa Gutama’s recent paper/speech in Minnesota’s recent paper. Then tell me if these leaders with such ill will could help the Oromo people. Here I will quote (**OLF by nature can’t be a political opposition within the Ethiopian system. It is a liberation front not a political party. It is not there to change positions with other loyal parties in ruling the empire state. Its aim is to destroy the empire state. After that it may join hands with others to establish democratic entities from under its ruins. Independent Republic of Oromiyaa can form union with other democratic states with in the empire. But first it has to be independent to make credible decisions**)

    So, your nonsense solution on which you said “….without a genuine equality the unity of Ethiopia could not be safeguard…” truly clashes with your Ibsa’s demand first “OLF is not political opposition, therefore can’t participate as opposition with in the Ethiopian political system” – “ destroy Ethiopia to ashes” , then “Independent of Oromiyaa” . Only then after Oromiyaa is established as Republic of Oromiyaa make credible decision to cooperate and work with the rest. But first those issues (demands) must be mate before everything. Now, you make your mind with yourself or consult your leader why he decided to stick with such Nihilistic, myth, illusion, and dangerous demand that could bring worst blood shade than you dream. So, if your nonsense solution of “genuine equality” meant like Ibsa Gutama’s let me know we discuss , otherwise tell me if you disagree with Ibsa or not.
    You quote a solution from the paper I posted says “→ a democratic society in which all Ethiopians will have equal rights regardless of their ethnic origin”.
    And you responded saying
    “Can you deliver this, No you can not! That is the source of your problem with the Oromos”. No, that is not the source of the problem with OLF, the source of the problem with OLF is what I exactly quoted for you what your Ibsa Gutama and the OLF program is demanding. The demands are shown above by Ibsa Gutama and read them if it help your squint mind that is poisoned by Ibsa and the other Imperialist’s and Isayas Afewerki’s Toys. Got it?
    FYI, not everyone concerned about the Oromos is OLF member or sympathizer. The concern and question, demand of Oromo people is not the demand of Ibsa Gutama or OLF’s program of destroying Ethiopia and Independent of Oromiyaa. Do not fool yourself. I have no gut for distorted elements like you and cults. Be independent in your thoughts and come and challenge your leaders. Do not scare the, the only thing you will be defeated is if you hold fear. Fear will kill you. But argue with facts as I always challenge anyone including my leaders and anyone. Good day!

  106. First, recognize that

    “Ethiopia is not really one nation. It is made up of a dozen nationalities with their own languages, ways of dressing, history, social organization and territorial entity. . . . I conclude that in Ethiopia there is the Oromo Nation, the Tigrai Nation, the Amhara Nation, the Gurage Nation, the Sidama Nation, the Wellamo Nation, the Adhere Nation, and however much you may not like it the Somali Nation.”

    Build,

    “ a genuine national state, a state where Amharas, Tigres, Oromos, Aderes, Somalis, Wollamos, Gurages, etc. are treated equally . . . where no nation dominates another nation be it economically or culturally.”

    Then, you do not have to worry about Ibsaa and others. Got it? I am telling you the real causes for the formation of all liberation fronts and the best way to fight them.

    Are you a chicken or what? Now, is TPLF a democratic party or what? Good day to you too.

  107. Min Iyadereguhuwat Tankelafalech?

    The paper told you there is no such nations. It is there why there is no such theory. The paper told you such theory was Leftist base theory and exactly, clearly the paper showed you where the wrong goes wrong. Why would you want me to repeat what the paper told you.

    I have to woryy the Naxi who are day in day out in their Pal Talk and here told us ethnic cleansing and the destruction of Ethiopian people unles OLF gets what it demand “the distruction”
    Hello!

  108. Well,

    1) If OLF supporters had such power to destroy Ethiopia, they would have been at Arat killo palace long time ago shaking things. As you know, they are far from there.
    2) If you consider the article you brought up as your bible, it is up to you. It is just one way of seeing things, nothing more, nothing less.
    3) Concerning the Nations and Nationalities, including Oromos is a fact on the ground and your denial makes not one iota of a difference
    4) What do you have to offer Oromos so that they follow your mantra?
    5) What is your alternative?
    6) Who are your leaders? Who are you sweating for? EPRP, EPRDF? Are those democratic organizations? Sorry, but you are a chicken and keep dodging my questions.
    7) What kind of Ethiopia do you see? How does it look like your beautiful Ethiopia you want us to embrace?

    You are not telling anything new. So, I ask you simple questions again and again. These are simple personal questions. Stop hiding under the skirts of somebody else’s writing and answer them. Hello!

  109. Dear Getachew and all of you who are opposing OLF, I think you are blindly hate OLF. I have the reason to say this, Last time I heard their leader Dawud Ibsaa’ interview On VOA or some where else when he said separation from Ethiopia is not the OLF’s first choice as long as we live with freedom” This was the idea I head, so my question is the Oromo people have an issue to be resolved with in Ethiopians. Why do not one of you mentioned those problems and try to discuses how to resolve them to live together rather than to force them to stay with in Ethiopia with their unhappiness? Please bring up those issues for the one we don’t know them let us discuss for the solution. I do not think only OLF has a problem too,so focuse on the issue rather than force those people. For Oromo people problem I think it is not because they are OLF I thin if they have a drop of Oromo blood in them they are in trouble this days I may be wrong ….there are few facts to say this.

  110. I already clear my views nad positions omn OLF. I do not conceder OLF as Oromo. As longa syou deny there is no country or people called Ethiopia or Ethiopians, the case is closed as to your beging what I have to offer you, if you are looking a hand out democracy.

    I kept telling you the idiots out there and your leaders that you do not represent Oromo. OLF is not political entities , it is criminal, therefore in my book it is a closed case as long as it keep coming preaching standing for Ethiopias dismantling to ashes. Got it? Wash your head with Ethiopian holy water not with Fascistic doctrin.

    There is no such Oromo or Gurage or what ever Weleling taught you. Tribalisim is based on Fascist policy. OLF and TPLF and its consultant have done the necessary reasearch, and have been good at copying Fascist maps and borders. So, your claim is not only a bogus, but Fascistic. Got it? You need more?

  111. You said
    “If OLF supporters had such power to destroy Ethiopia, they would have been at Arat killo palace long time ago shaking things. As you know, they are far from there”

    You see, brothe: your view is looking at future without including what happned in the past. The meaning of destruction is part of the following- if people are not alert about atrocity of OLF, the atrocity will not stop only in villages and towns but in Arat Kilos (eventhogh it is far from it- to use your word); They type of destruction what OLF is done and continue to do is the folowing. Got it?

    “On this very area (DIBU and GIGAN areas) the OLF opened fire beginning at 7 am thereby killing more than 1000 (one thousand people). The homes and properties of 16 peasant associations and their individual members were looted, pillaged and the rest set on fire by the OLF. The genocide which took place on this day was extremely horrendous and barbaric. For example, the OLF members after having forced two Christian elders to say “Allah Weaker” against their religious belief, have blind-folded these two elders with a piece of cloth and slaughtered them like animals and thrown them in front of the doorsteps of SAINT MIKAEL (MICHEL) CHURCH at GINGA.
    NOVEMBER 5, 1991:
    In a peasant association known as GOBENU CHAKA with the exception of 16 houses with corrugated roofs, all the remaining 116 houses (one hundred sixteen) were burnt down. While houses in the above -mentioned areas were set on fire, children and old people housed in these homes were also burnt alive. Those who were strong and tried to escape from the burning houses were shot at and the ones who survived have fled to an unknown direction. Within these two days, in these two districts alone property worth millions of Birr, accumulated over centuries has been destroyed. More than one thousand homes were burnt down. Schools and churches in the districts have been looted and pillaged. Parts of these schools and churches have also been burnt down. At this moment, in the whole sub-province 197 (one hundred ninety seven elementary and junior high schools as well as 2 (two) high schools, thus a total of 199 (one hundred ninety nine) schools are closed. While a school teacher in the district of MERTI had been killed, the remaining teachers have fled the area. With the exception of government offices in the sub-provincial capital, all government offices in other parts of the sub-province have been looted and closed”

  112. I can understand your anger with OLF crime but My quetion is why they did that why still have that mentality .Do U think Amhara or any other ethnic is holy as you told me to wash my hand by their H2O. I have a very close families who were victimed in 1966s-to -1970s by OLF but I always trying to see the problem in both side.

  113. FROM GETACHEW REDA

    “I think you are blindly hate OLF”

    Not only blindly but knowingly I hate OLF. The difference between blindly and knowingly are too different things. I know OLf and I hate it not because it is OLf, but because it is Fascist and criminal entity that resulted issue by atrocity. It is up to the idiots to believe OLF is political. As long as OLF is not accountable for atrocity and ethnic cleansing- I do not care how many fools and emotionalist Ethiopians and their stooges calling themselves Ethiopian Medias tried to spoil OLF –
    I will never conceder these idiots as political organization. Crime has done, their breath, their hands is fool of blood. Listen to their followers on their Pal Talk- what you hear is taking out the skin of the Ethiopians after they killed Ethiopians to use it for water jar. These are not simply rumors they are recorded on file. These are entities not only common OLF members but also leaders of OLF who openly preach for destruction of Ethiopia and Ethiopians.

    They have to be clean politicians before they talk about politics not destructions and dismantling and murders. And such theory of their destroying Ethiopia and killing Amhara and Tigray after TPLF is out of power is dressed up is covered under demanding Democracy. Criminals have no other names but CRIMIBNALS> All those sweet talkers on VOA what you are referring are all irresponsible. They keep switching their position any time they see open door and they are in problem they switch to the way it fits them. OLF need to change leadership apart than those fools and blood thirsty leaders who [preach day in day out about destruction. Got it?

    “This was the idea I head, so my question is the Oromo people have an issue to be resolved with in Ethiopians”

    The problem with the above is that first of all; make sure know what you are talking about. Ethiopians have nothing issue to be resolved with Oromo. If there is any they have to deal with the system and the government figures not with Ethiopians. This is
    Why many OLF members are getting the wrong education. OLF only teaches them Ethiopians are their suppressors. It is far from the truth. How could poor farmer from Tigray, Amhara Gurage, and Harare and so on repress Oromo while those selves are repressed and living poor? Please clear your accusation and stop listening to the leaders who are telling you Oromo has issue with Ethiopians. When they that, it is also to millions of Oromo who conceder themselves Ethiopians. Do NOT LISTEN TO THOSE MONATENOUS OLF LEADERS WHO ARE TEACHING DAY IN DAY OUT IN THE SLOGAN OF

    EXCHANGE The above OLF’s theory of victimization as escape to implement fascistic plan in Ethiopia Tell them to teach you to say – they are too criminals they can’t handl it. What they have to do is before moving to other issues- admit the atrocity they carried to thousands of Amhara and some Tigrayan farmers in different times, then move on to other issue. Crine have to adress first then the next issue is to stop “taking how to destroy Ethiopia” That is crime we will not allow it- regardless hundreds of Ethiopian fools running around covering with emotion talking about AFD. Then once they stop talking of destruction let them bring their program and then the rest is easy issue- it is political issue not a crime issue”

    Ethiopia will prevail!!!

  114. From GETACHEW REDA
    To Selamawit
    Ilike your name to begin with.

    You said
    “I can understand your anger with OLF crime”

    Thansk for undestanding such.

    “but My quetion is why they did that”

    You have to ask them why they wanted to kill children and elderly villagers of Amharic speaking. All I can tell you is that when such organization is envolved in such crime that means “they have lost whole humanity”. That is why person comitted crime.

    ” why still have that mentality”
    I have no idea why they still have that mentality. I hear theier leaders talking destruction, I hear thier members on Pal Talk how to kill Amhra and turn their skin to use it to aswater jar. That is the mentality still on the air every Pal talk and speech from OLF. Sad, but that is the reality and that is why I am struggling to change this mentality, though many fools from Ethiopia AND SOME oROMO SEEMED NO TO GRASP THEIR MENTALITY YET.

    “Do U think Amhara or any other ethnic is holy as you told me to wash my hand by their H2O”

    The problem with your way of saying “Amhara or any other ethnic” needed to be corrected (that way of saying Amhara Ethnic, Tigray ethnic is OLF’s not decent way of humanbeings saying). Amhara or other ethnic as people have nothing to do with such atrocity. If it is group you have to call it by its name not by its etnic as long as the issue was not carried by ethnic. I do not accuse the atrocity OLF did to Oromo people. They have nothing to do with it. That is whay you read my article “I have no enemy ! reality or denial” pointing names who were involved on such crime (names of individuals and OLF as organixzation, TPLF as organization) You do not call it Oromo or Tigray ethnic, since OLF doesn’t represent the entire OROMO, the same is true to Tigray -TPLF

    “I have a very close families who were victimed in 1966s-to -1970s by OLF but I always trying to see the problem in both side?
    what do you mena both sides? Is the fight between Amhar Oromo? Tigray Oromo? If you have victims killed by OLF then hold OLF accountable. Not the Amhara not the Oromo or Tigray people responsibl4e for killing your family. Only OLF, butr OLF is the only organization accountable!.

    Nice talking to you
    Ethiopia will prevail!

  115. Sorry -this is the correct response’

    From GETACHEW REDA
    To Selamawit
    I like your name to begin with.

    You said
    “I can understand your anger with OLF crime”

    Thanks for understanding such.

    “But My question is why they did that”

    You have to ask them why they wanted to kill children and elderly villagers of Amharic speaking. All I can tell you is that when such organization is evolved in such crime that means “they have lost whole humanity”. That is why person committed crime.

    “Why still have that mentality”
    I have no idea why they still have that mentality. I hear their leaders talking destruction, I hear their members on Pal Talk how to kill Amhra and turn their skin to use it to as water jar. That is the mentality still on the air every Pal talk and speech from OLF. Sad, but that is the reality and that is why I am struggling to change this mentality, though many fools from Ethiopia AND SOME oROMO SEEMED NO TO GRASP THEIR MENTALITY YET.

    “Do U think Amhara or any other ethnic is holy as you told me to wash my hand by their H2O”

    The problem with your way of saying “Amhara or any other ethnic” needed to be corrected (that way of saying Amhara Ethnic, Tigray ethnic is OLF’s not decent way of human beings saying). Amhara or other ethnic as people have nothing to do with such atrocity. If it is group you have to call it by its name not by its ethnic as long as the issue was not carried by ethnic. I do not accuse the atrocity OLF did to Oromo people. They have nothing to do with it. That is why you read my article “I have no enemy! reality or denial” pointing names who were involved on such crime (names of individuals and OLF as organization, TPLF as organization) You do not call it Oromo or Tigray ethnic, since OLF doesn’t represent the entire OROMO, the same is true to Tigray -TPLF

    “I have a very close families who were victim in 1966s-to -1970s by OLF but I always trying to see the problem in both side?
    What do you mean both sides? Is the fight between Amhar Oromo? Tigray Oromo? If you have victims killed by OLF then hold OLF accountable. Not the Amhara not the Oromo or Tigray people responsibl4e for killing your family. Only OLF, but OLF is the only organization accountable!

    Nice talking to you
    Ethiopia will prevail

  116. Dear Getachew,
    I do not have much Patience to read any political book or article or in general I hate politic to tell you the true. I hate just like you hate OLF because it has a lot of hater which leads to killing people physically, emotionally, psychologically in general in many ways and levels. Any ways, when I said I see both side, my great grand-relatives went to Oromo Kilil sent by (I do not know) as Nefitegna to colonized or ( to do ….I do not know) the Oromia people, so their grands are accountable too. That is how I see both sides.

  117. 2-This is GETACHEW REDA- Selamta again my dearest sister Selamawit.
    You said
    “Any ways, when I said I see both side, my great grand-relatives went to Oromo Kilil sent by (I do not know) as Nefitegna to colonized or (to do ….I do not know) the Oromia people, so their grands are accountable too. That is how I ‘see both sides”.
    You see, there is no such “grands \” (what ever it meant) accountability per say, according to your story. Any thing that expand territory and administration =through the exchange using “market, war, marriage, religion, migration…..” are natural law to establish nation. There is no other way to establish country outside the law that the old world already followed. So, it is not any body’s accountability. Even the Oromo were not in one nation as fools thought. If there is any crime made at the time, IT IS ONLY THE NATURE OF THAT ERA the only way/system/knowledge they know. That is why they were called war lords, barbaric, kings, feudal, warlords, warriors, (Neftenga one who ruled by mighty- the rule of the day using gun as Girang did).
    The Oromo pastoralist were Neftenga (of course they might not used Gun (Neft) but spear and knife and fire by burning villages destroying “ethnic cleansing, atrocities they started from bale all the way to the center , up to the highlands Gonder, Gojam Tigray- they were made stopped in Tigray and assimilated there as you know in Machew area. They took the opportunity after the country and the central government was weak and the people were dispersed by the atrocity for long longer years by Girang Hamed.
    Now, they are where they are now. Can we hold you or other Oromo speaking person accountable for the atrocity recorded made at the time? No. It is the nature of that era, and you or I can’t go back and claim what happen in that era since none of us were accountable for it. If we do want to look for century back victimization and looking for someone to be blame then the world is not going to step an iota of civilization and development. Each ear has its own crime, good and bad. Leave that as it was and move on. And focused on the positive issue.
    The central challenge to our generation is to reassert and renew humanity not atrocity in civilized Ethiopia. By definition as New Gingrich said “any civilization goes only a generation dep. IF THE NEXT GENERATION FAILS TO LEARN WHAT MAKES America tick, and then our country could change decisively overnight”
    He is right. Hate, race monger, ethnic monger, atrocity, murder, agitating supremacy and destruction and demagogy is not worth to society, if it might only fulfill the elite’s ego. This is not merely an academic abstraction. Look at how rapidly Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan changed from previous generations- and how quickly these malignant cultures were replaced by humanity models and the rule of law. Look how rapidly the mind of the Fascist and Nazi followers abundant their faith and condemned Nazi and the distraction and hate and atrocity it committed.

    In our case, the sad thing is still there are in Ethiopia, organizations like OLF,TPLF, EPLF, ONLF and the rest of the liberation guru committing crime and atrocity still remain unaccountable trading their crime crowning themselves as “liberation Fronts” who stand for Oromo, or Tigray or Eritrea while still themselves are not better than the previous atrocity war lords or emperors, tyrants they claimed opposed. How silly can we be to let these criminals who are spreading hate and distraction, atrocity, every year takes them as politicians? It is got to stop. There are brilliant Oromo, Tigray or Sidama or Afar Ethiopians who should take over or form other organizations and replace such elements in order to lead the poor Oromo or Tigray or other farmers and poor mothers for development and democracy and humanity without dealing hate after hate destruction after destruction war after war.
    War simply can’t be created unless there are fools who simply wanted to dig past abuses and made it as if it is now made by me or you. If there is abuse hold the responsibility to the organization not to the people. No organization represents people. It is party and should be held accountable and treated as party not as people. OLF is not Oromo people it is party. Period. Hamas is not the only organization represent Palestinian. Alfatah doesn’t represent Palestinian. They each kill each other. Because they are party not “people”.
    The problem of OLF, EPLF, TPLF, ONLF…are not that they want democracy- They are the tools of Imperialists and some Arab mercenaries. You can see both sides allowed operating in each country outside Ethiopia/ Ethiopian Embassy has office in America; all of them have office in America ———the same in every country. Why? Because they want us to kill each other, for fact that they are paying back Italy’s doomed shame pride that it lost in Ethiopia. As long as the Arabs, you know the story of Nile. So, poor you and I are only looking at the cover of those SLOGANS “equal Rights, democracy….” The inside is far from such demand. Eritreans were boasting too much of independent to get away from Etrhiopian slavery- but the fact on the ground is as you are witnessing let alone democracy- they are immigrating to Ethiopia back and dying in Libya and Sahara desert. God Bless Ethiopia! What can I say! Can we learn from Eritreans? It doesn’t look like some one has brain to think until they test that ordeal of going back to desert and immigration all over again. Talking independent here far from the fact leaving in America and Europe watching and enjoying satellite dish is different when actually get the independent and built from scratch going back to a village with no light and cars and refrigerator sleeping in a hat where rat invested ground. You think all those crap cults will do that? If yes, why can’t they go now where they are needed indeed if they will do what they right and speak in Minnesota meeting and rally and hoops? Let us not be fools! It is the work of Diaspora lampoon politics of talking “Oromiyaa republic” Take care.

  118. Selamawite, I like your honesty and I like Ato/Dr. /prof. Getachew response too. I like your idea to forget the past and move on with unity .The problem is I give up already how Ethiopian Ethnics become one after this all Woyane Government. It is overwhelming for me to think Ethiopian ethnics unity with peace and love unless they adhere with glue if possible because there is too much hatred and fight with in one ethnic itself. That is why I said overwhelming to think the real unity with those liberation front OLF and Others unless miracle happen from God which I always hope.
    I like the Ato Tamgn show Topic on ETN on “Bandira” Ethiopian’s Flag discussion. It answered all most all of my questions. Thank you E. TV. Net.
    One Ethiopia,You are my home, I love you!!!

  119. As long as such chauvinists like Mr. Getachew do not open their eyes and see Ethiopia for what it really is, there will soon be no Ethiopia anymore. Good luck.

    Zerbos

  120. Why is Ato Getachew not mentioning the crime committed to Oromo People?
    Why is he not saying how many Oromo women, young and old are imprisoned, tortured and killed by successive Ethiopian regimes, specially the wayanne government?

    Where was the government when OLF committed all these crimes Ato Getachew is claiming? Isn’t it the government’s job to protect its people? Couldn’t it possible the crime was committed by wayanes themselves? Did Ato Getachew looked at that scenario? True, this is a little complicated for simple minded individual like Ato Getachew.

    If the Oromo people are so criminal how come the Amharas, the tigreans, the Gurages, the Harares live and raise their kids in Oromia? How many Amharas or Oromos do live in tigray, how many Tigreans and Oromos live in Gonder?
    Unlike Ato Getachew’s hate propaganda, Oromia is a safe heaven for many nationalities. People of all national back grounds voluntarily move to Oromia even today to seek for opportunity.

    If there such a crime as Ato Getachew wants us to believe, no one would have risked their life.

    Oromo is a democratic nation in which people of all walks of life and all kinds of religious beliefs, Christian, Moslem, waqqefata live together in harmony.

    The Oromo experience will contribute to peace and co-existence not only in our continent but in our world.

  121. OLF, It does not hurt to be grateful for Atse Minilik II for what he did to change your culture beside your complain. Please watch the “Tarik Medrek” about the discussion of our “flag” on ETN the explosion of all ethnic anger. It is very helpful to forget the past and move on with peace and love in One Ethiopia that is what Ato Getachew said to answer for “Selamawit” as I understand and agree.
    Peace and love for Ethiopia!!!

  122. As far as I am concern Getachew is not a person to have intellectual discussion with about Oromo or Ethiopian issues he is ignorant and closed minded individual I think it is time to ignore this bastard and closed the discussion. We should read and learn about Oromo issue from our concerned Oromo’s. My advice to G. is please spend your time reading and educating your self about your country before discussing with other about the issues that you do not know about you are not capable of it. You sound like worst that High School drop out.

  123. Yeshiharegitu,

    Now you are talking! Being thankful for changing our culture? For changing us from animals to humans you mean? My God, can not you read what you are writing? You speak like the white colonial masters who came to Africa to civilize the wild Africans, which they considered subhuman. That is exactly what you are, a colonizer! You just exposed yourself. You shit on 40 million people and their cultural heritage, language and history and you want them to live with you? If we sing your esheshe gedame, are willing to serve you, let you pee on our face, speak your language and forget ours, worship your heroes and condemn ours, then we qualify as Ethiopian.

    What do you know about Oromos? Tell us. What do you know about their culture? Which songs do you know except shole ya netch tella? Which Oromo heroes do you know? With how many Oromos did you speak and figured out what they want?
    You moron, you have the audacity to tell us to be thankful for the worst creature Oromos faced in their history? Thankful for his cutting the breasts of helpless women, limbs of men, thankful for slavery, thankful for land robbery, thankful for his enforcing his archaic culture upon the Oromo, demonizing them, destroying their cultural identity? Thankful for what? Who told you that Oromos are masochists?

    You can not love Ethiopia. What you call Ethiopia and love is Amharic speaking people, who eat injerra every where and sing Ahmaric, and dance eskista. The rest is servant, disturbing, at most tolerated. May be he is not known as the best democrat, but I thank Meles Zenawi for kicking your 3000 year old sticky butt, clearing up the stench, and constitutionalizing the rights of Nationalities and defining their borders. You shall never regain power. Amen! Now, go to be bed with Getachew and do not wake up for the next 3000 years.

    May God the Almighty free Ethiopia from your likes.

  124. Getachew,
    What is wrong with watching satelite dish? What do you recommend instead, cable TV, antena? No TV.

  125. The neftenyas are getting crazy realizing that they can’t walk all over us any more.
    Thank you for those who sacrifised their life to make this a reality.
    Long live Ibsa Gutama and the OLF.

  126. Yeshiharegitu,
    Are you realy proud of Menelik? If I were you I would condemn him for making the amharas the most disliked nation in that part of the world.

  127. Damaqu,

    Good point! The neftegnas chauvinists are like a spoiled kid. They go around in somebody else’s neck of the woods, jump around as if it is their backyard, breaking things, meddle in somebody else’s affairs, still somebody else’s property, and put on a pouty face when one tells them what they do is not right.

  128. Let me start by this week selective music
    In Amharic there is one say
    “Yemogn Leqiso huligize Emamiyiye!!! Emamiyiye!!!Emamiyiye!!!
    In English “The foolish cry is always Mami,Mami,Mami!!!”
    It is from last time Album, The one he like and enjoys this music only Z, G & Foolish like the singers!!!

    .
    Dear ABDUL,
    U asked me what I know about Oromo culture,
    When I say culture I got the idea from the history. It was on TVN (KATARIK MAHIDER) on the Topic of Flag discussion. I do not know about the culture.I never knew that when one “BLABAT” died, 7 additional people were buried together until last night from TVN show. It was a horrible culture. That is why I said it doesn’t hurt to be thankful for the history of truth.
    When one aged or seniors was kill by riding cattle on him/her and so on this culture was the Ats Minilike fought against .I was calculating how many Oromo’s may die and buried in one year with “Balabat” and the seniors see.
    What do you know about Oromos?
    I am Oromo and I am proud of it because I am from “Abichu”from the father of Oromo and my great grand fathers were the Hero’s of Oromo I can tell you a lot of true history you can proud of them too. See I know.
    Amhara eat Enjera U eat Gonfo Bekibe. I eat both. Nothing wrong in both meals, I am grateful of Ats Minilik II and proud of him for mixing me with all kinds of Ethiopian ethnic to be “Ethiopiawit” I love Ethiopia and Oromo I believe U are Ethiopians too

  129. from GETACHEW REDA#_

    ‘What was the government of TPLF doing when OLF did committed atrocity”>
    was your question.

    Nonsense! OLF can’t be free from the crime it carried regardless what the government was doing. The government was disarming the Amhara. You didn’t follow the peasant’s interview who lost his wife remained with his orphanage child? I will post it for you if you have sense of humanity.
    By the way, for your information, since you seemed have no clue what OLF is been up to- I will answer your question in short. The answer to your question to what you dismissed the atrocity/crime to free your OLF leaders and participants of the crime what you said was “it the responsibility of the government to protect the atrocity from being carried”. The government at the time when the atrocity was made in many places were OLF, OPDO, IFLO. Etc (this in similar fashion the Kambata and Hadya have been victims of ethnic cleansing in the southern province –Welega, Ilubabor, Arusi, harar….) under the control of Oromo political organizations- the one I just mentioned OLF, OPDO, IFLO, etc….) .

    This information is not from me but from Guaraghe People’s democratic Front (GPDF) 3000 persons of Guraghe ethnic origin (mainly in the Didessa and Limu Awrajjas) have been evicted by Oromo political organizations from their houses, looted completely and told to leave, found in wildness unassisted with children and nursing mothers underfed without medical assistance, and dying. .
    This was done when your OLF was on power administrating its Oromiyaa!!!!!!
    Remember also!!! ~ The Asosa (Wellega) EPLF OLF massacre of peasant settlers in 1990 during the Derg era. Do not you try to protect crime because of frailer a government to protect its citizens. You need more? That is enough, since you seemed to have no sense of sympathy to those children and mothers. Will you? Do you have God you pray? Remember those when you pray if not humanity will ring upon those who deny humanity. I understand it is hard for extreme cults to believe their faith (OLF) could do such crime, but yes, it did. It is criminal and faces the truth.
    Ethiopia will prevail!!!
    Getachew Reda

  130. FROM GETACHEW REDA^^^^^^^

    Dear Yeshiharegitu.
    Thanks, you said it all. If those hate group and their leaders could understand what love and hate mean. I will post a good response from a fellow brother to the cults leader and his hate mind. Here it is It says,

    “I read Ato Leenco Lata’s article on this topic posted on July 6 with amusement and no pun intended but, pity. I have read and heard Ato Leenco over the years and was not surprised by his core bankrupt views per se. What led me to write this note to you is : While like everyone else he is completely entitled to his opinion, I continue to be amazed that after all these years, he still finds it necessary for his imagination to go wild in a desperate search for enemies that will continue to justify his tired lies and pitiful zero sum arguments.

    He has every right like all of us to critique the elections, the political process and the players. However, in doing so I can not fathom why he still finds it necessary to use categorical fabrications, guesses and innuendo. After being in politics for so long, why does he need to bring himself so low unless he has run out of issues and tactics to justify his continuing exile and hollow rhetoric.

    We don’t really know and have no need to know, but yes Hailu Shawel is probably Amhara, Berhanu Nega is gurage, Hailu Araya is Tigre, Lidetu Ayalew is Welloye, Kemal Bedri is Oromo…etc. Even if they were all Amhara, what evidence, documentation, statements or personal knowledge can Ato Leenco attribute his baseless and hateful vitriol “the CUD which sometimes explicitly and more consistently implicitly restricts being an authentic Ethiopian national to being an Amharic-speaker” or worse “critics of the CUD suspect it of intending to favour the individual democratic rights of Amharic-speakers over those of non-speakers” or even more ludicrous “Emphasizing individual democratic rights is the CUD’s point of departure and its ultimate aim is abrogating the present federal system along with the exercise of group rights it supposedly reflects. As has already been stated, however, abrogating these collective rights would inevitably lead to respecting the individual democratic rights of Amharic-speakers more than those of non-speakers”.

    Which god annointed Ato Leenco with divine powers to look behind the minds of all Amharic speakers and find their ‘true’ agenda of ‘Amhara domination’ and denying the ‘rights’ of everyone else ?. Which god annointed him with the patronizing mind to cast Dr Araya or Ato Bedri into working for the domination or oppression of their own ethnic groups. Is it the god of hateful clannish minds that has annointed him and similarly small minded defunct politicans of a bloody era like himself to cast people in that manner, get the lives of generations destroyed in the process as they comfortably watch from abroad ? Is it that god that tells them day in day out to ensure that they should never let their guards down from labeling everyone who is not their clone, with whatever negative label that may stick until they are wiped off the face of the earth ? Is it the same god that also commands them to ensure in the process that the Ethiopian people live in perennial turmoil awaiting the Leencos of this world to reign and bring about ‘liberation’ ?

    Liberation from what ? Liberation from not being ruled over by Ato Leenco?

    Ato Leenco, I implore you to denounce your hate religion and worship at the altar of truth, honesty and brotherhood and free yourself from the terrible and crushing grip of living an inept lie. You have belonged to all sorts of ‘liberation fronts’ but you are in your personal prison of hate. If you worship at the altar of honesty and brotherhood, the first thing you will do is instead of deceitfuly aligning the “explicit and implicit” aims of the CUD or anyone else to the hate target that YOU want it to be, you will listen, read, inquire in earnest, engage in honest discussion with the right sources whom you know are quite accessible.

    If you worship at that altar, you will give other people a chance at least as much of a chance as you want to be given to express your true will without being pre-labled and summarily excluded, and THEN judge them. If you worship at that altar, you will not endlessly attempt to incite hate by implying or rather openly adovcating the lie that the CUD will stomp on the ‘collective rights’ of everyone especially Oromos..etc, anymore than the CUD did not incite hate nor ‘implied’ that if Leenco or Junedin Sado make Addis their headquarters, they will hurt or dominate all Amharas. If you worship at that altar, you will read the honorable response by Berhanu Nega when asked his views on the ‘provocative’ return of Oromia’s capital to Addis “we accept them with open arms, Addis is their home as much as all Ethiopians, in fact we need more headquarters, and businesses to develop the economy and the tax base…”. Does that sound to you like it came from a domineering and Oromo hating Amhara ?.

    If you worship at that altar Ato Lencco, you will not make the most mindless and insulting statement to Oromos and non Amharic speakers. I quote you again “abrogating collective rights would inevitably lead to respecting the individual democratic rights of Amharic-speakers more than those of non-speakers”. In the name of all that is sane, why ? Can a field be more level than when everyone’s individual rights are respected ? If everyone’s indiviual rights are respected, why would Amharic speakers come out tops ? Do you really believe the rest are somehow retarded ? How much more demented can anyone’s thoughts be ?

    If you worship at the altar of honesty, you will ask the millions of non Amharic speaking and yes Oromo Ethiopians who came out en masse and filled Addis to it’s brim on May 8th to express their FREE support to the CUD, why they support the CUD ? or the millions of Oromos in Addis, Eteya and all over the country who freely voted for CUD where ever there was no hate preaching and intimidation or willful or tactical vote to the UEDF. I know you will never ask these questions because of your pathological fear that you will confirm your worst nightmare, i.e. people want individual rights more than collective rights, people don’t ‘hate’ others because they don’t speak their language, people in Ethiopia today don’t feel oppressed by other ethnics but by the powers to be.

    But if you were to muster the dream courage, for once in your life and ask those questions, you will be postively shocked by their answer when one of them tells you that “it is because you were not there to threaten me, voting is about freedom, I was not free to choose which ethinc group I was born into, but I am free to choose who should represent my interests in the annals of policy and govt, and that representative appeals to me due to his vision and magnanimity regardless of the ethnicity he was born into, which by the way is only across the stream from where both our children drink, not from across the mountains and oceans from a distant unknown enemy nation”. I assure you that you will find the same answer from the Amharic speaker in Adama or Eteya who voted for a known or unknown Oromo speaker.

    This is what the god of truth, courage and honesty preaches Ato lencco. Not vitriol, not hate, not second guessing, not lying and not a zero sum game where everyone has to loose so you can gain. That, is the destructive path that you and your fellow generational irrationals of all stripes have been following for 40 years and only have death, misery and hell on earth to show for it – if not for yourselves, for the people you claim to represent.

    People have moved on Ato Lencco. There has been a loud and clear voice telling you and your cohorts ‘you are STUCK’, ‘stuck in hate”, ‘stuck in history’, ‘stuck in monoploy of untruth’, ‘stuck in everything that is wrong with our country’. Everyone has been a tenant of the govt for 31 years in our country, no one least of all the starving Amhara or elite has the means or the will to ‘group oppress’. Oromos in Ethiopia use their language in administration, write in latin, learn in afaan Oromo, even sometimes get to exclude others from queues in Oromia if they are not Oromo. True they are not ruled by you or your cohorts, but by a dictatorial regime that is ruthless to all just like the previous one. There is nothing they don’t have that everyone else has including perpetual misery.

    The CUD gives them a choice, an honest option to build their country respecting their ethnic cultures and languages but without the hate, without the exclusion, without the trappings, without the ‘bantustans’ and without drumming up differences and irrelevant pre history. What about preaching brotherhood for a change Ato Leenco ? What about looking into the future ? Can you attempt that ? With the exception of the tiny minority who worship with you at the altar of hate, people are inherently future looking. It is time you follow them, take their command for change, their free vote to appoint, not to be appointed upon, which if you listen to yourself, not anyone else, but yourself, you will find out is what you have been preaching and talking DOWN to people for generations. A people who have a clear concience and who know who will unshackle them from poverty, disease & death, if only given the chance to vote freely, free of all shackles including ‘collective’ ethnic shackles. They say again, I didn’t choose to be born Oromo, Amhara or gurage..but I certainly choose to get misty eyed everytime I see my tri color as long as it is held by an Ethiopian be it Keninisa or Shewarega.

    Pity you.

    Gedeon Sharew
    Toronto, Canada

  131. Dear Yeshiharegitu:
    You said-
    “It is overwhelming for me to think Ethiopian ethnics unity with peace and love unless they adhere with glue if possible because there is too much hatred and fight with in one ethnic itself. That is why I said overwhelming to think the real unity with those liberation front OLF and Others unless miracle happen from God which I always hope”

    I understand your pain. The problem is easy, if people started to question and challenge their leaders. People by nature do not create huge hate and conflict. It is few individuals claiming to lead who create animosity and hate and conflict, which expands to atrocity. So, yes, it is frustrating and overwhelming, but it will go away if bright leaders who are free from hate and ethnocentric minded leaders came to the stage. And we have the ability to create those leaders and dismiss the old leaders who created so much animosity and talking distraction to the side where they belong. It is up to the us. That is why you see me risking myself talking to those cults out here in case after time they understand the meaning of humanity and unity and Ethiopiawinet as one race regardless the religion and cultural or what ever differences.
    Those cults kept asking you “do you know the Oromo culture”, one do not have to know every body’s culture. Even he himself the one asking you do not know the Oromo culture if I ask him. No one no ethnic individual knows his ethnic culture entirely. There are foreigners who know more Oromo culture and Ethiopian languages better knowledge than the Oromo or any Ethiopian. There are white scholars who spoke Ge’ez well than any of us do speak it well. One should have to focus if one wants democracy and brotherly living and sympathy as human being is respect Citizen’s right . Individual and culture are too different issues. Individual rights should come before the culture, the language, the skin to treat someone as YAGER LIJ (country fellow man/woman).

    All the group rights that OLF and hate group are looking to dominate individual rights are a complete leftist Marxist/ Leninist group domination ideology that can stand on the way to repress/violate individual citizens, who do not want to be their group if he wants to. But, OLF, hate anyone who doesn’t speak its language or not allowed to be around because he speaks different language (that is why we see the atrocity and the insult agonist two ethnic groups by OLF cults and their leaders because of hate towards Amhara and Tigray, Gurage, Benishangul…..-ethnic).

    If they see a different language speaking around them, they will ask him/her “who are you? What are you doing here? That is the Ku Klux Klan ideology reflecting by OLF followers. Listen to their Pal Talk; you will hear them saying “what are you Amhara and Tigre doing here? They are to racists and too barbaric ignorant cults hard to convince them worst than the Eritrean cults. They are too low to imagine they will come to their since of humanity thinking.

    The suspicious “who are you? What are you doing in Oromoyaa? The kind of questions living in the same country of the same land of people can be easily changed ——to—-“you are my fellow citizen brother/sister and let us work and enjoy together, help each other kind of attitude and “MOTTO. – That is possible, If only we can create good leadership. That too is possible- Let us look for them they are somewhere with us. Hate, murder, looking 500 years of victimization, century victimization done by leaders and war lords to made it as it is now and looking reparation is foolish and we will not come out from such debate ever never. Such will not and can’t lead society to a new world and civilization. Only love and cooperation does. That is only possible if we stand up and make leaders accountable not society as a whole accountable to what took place // Ethiopia will prevail!

  132. FROM GETACHEW REDA +++++++

    To the DEGREE WORSHIPER idiots out there!

    To the ignorant who is saying I might be a high school drop out. There is one thing that you the cults and the rest who are Degree worshiper cults need to be educated one thing about education and wisdom and the government administrations and so on. To those of you OLF who live in USA running scare from TPLF boot and landed thousands of thousands of miles away here in USA. Do you know that this country is so fluid and so democratic that seven of the last US Presidents did not attend elite colleges?
    Do you know that Bill Gates who founded Microsoft and Steve Jobs, who cofounded Apple Computer, were both collage dropouts? Thomas Edison, who never finished high school, could invent so many products that by 1930 one of six jobs in the economy was derived from his life’s work. Henry Ford, working in the daytime as chief mechanic at a Detroit was not university graduate as you fool think university as only place of wisdom and knowledge. He comes home from work at night build the auto mobile prototype in his garage that would make him one of the world’s wealthiest men.
    Vision, energy ambition, hard work, devotion, dreaming a better future, humanity not hate are the key ingredients not Degree as you fools think and worship out there. Regan and others never were in collage. America’s president’s who found the country, Ethiopia who made Ethiopia the highlight the stage of the bright Africa had never had Collage degree or Highs cool graduate leaders and kings. Many of our amazing Ethiopian poets, journalists, authors….. The Axumites Oh!!!!!!! Can I go on? Idiots out there need to withdraw yourself from worshiping papers and personalities.

    This attitude is the typical sickness that is been carried as feudal society undermining farmer as fara uneducated and so on and on……such attitude was created by the Degree holders who are too monotonous and weak opportunists who hate to be challenged. Such attitude now is transferred to some ignorant idiots out here in the OLF, EPLF, TPLF cults using it as weapon to intimidate a lion that knows how to sit comfortable in front of chickens//-

  133. “..to intimidate a lion that knows how to sit comfortable in front of chickens” Getachew

    LOL, that was a good one.

  134. Getachew,
    I agree with you in that college is not the only source of wisdom.
    But examples you used and names you listed does not fit this discussion.

    Why? People like Bill Gates, Thomas Edison, etc. strived for excellence, worked hard, and excelled. They are not just good but excellent in what they do.

    The high school drop out insult comes in when the person is not good at what he/she does. No one uses this term with people like Bill Gates or Thomas Edison.

    The problem here is that you are not good at what you do, your analysis, your writing skills, your grammar, etc are really bad and they are not getting better.

  135. G.
    Did you get the message that I am not the only one who thinks your message is wrong and misleading. You need to work hard and do your home work before you came out here and talk or criticize any organization. Those people who are standing by you are in the same boat.

  136. Getachew,

    Wow! You are getting a lot of attention dude. May be, that is what you are up to. You wish. Wenae biss kersam chicken! Zeraf zeraf, that you can very well. Even your language does not know the word wenae. You took it from Afan Oromo. Lion, huh? You wish!

    You and your ilk have never been known for your courage. Your midget king, who is your idol, had a lion as a symbol but run away as he heard the first shot and hid under the skirt of the British Queen. Minilik was no different. The great wars of the country were fought by the ordinary people, mostly by the people of the south that you consider aremenae, gegema, kebt, yalseletene, etc. what am I telling you. You know it all. We are good when it comes to fighting your wars, as cannon fodders, and feeding your insatiable belly.

    Ayaantu,

    That was splendid! Another classy uppercut good for the text books.

    Getch, did it hurt? It is ok, you can still finish your high school. You know how they do it these days, Ask Meles and co., how they got their degrees. You may not be able to dwarf or outshine Bill Gates, but you can still become ye-neta in Kes-tim-hirt bet somewhere in Ankober and teach abogida.

  137. Abdul and all of U
    Why you are changing the topic to education? Why U are twisted the topic? You know what, it is because you do not have enough to say why you are in OLF. It is only you are filled by hater. Do not open your mouth to insult somebody who humanizes you and teaches you how to like Getachew. It does not matter What ever education level he has he is the one who challenging you until you twist the topic by defeated.

  138. Selamawite,

    Just because he likes your name, does not mean that he is an angel. If you know this pathetic individual personally, and you like him, fine with me. No problem with that. That is personal and not politics. We do not have anything against your person or his. It is your ideas that we fight against.

    So lady, don’t piss down our back and tell us it is raining. If the issue is too complex for you step aside, read, and learn. Do not get emotional, get even if you can.

    We did not change the topic to education, although education is an important part of the Oromo question. We are trying to make sense of his awkward higgledy-piggledy writing and are answering in a way that confused souls like you do not get more confused by his gibberish.

    Defeat you say, no that is not it. Defeat is what you wish us to accept with out fighting. You want us to accept your myopic tribal hegemony, inverse the facts, and tell us that we are the ones who are narrow minded.

    You want love? Learn how to love first. You want us to live with you in harmony? Do not force us to.
    For beginners like you, not all concerned Oromos are OLF members. Instead of being egregious and asking us to be thankful to Menelik, recognize his atrocities and accept that what he did to our ancestors was wrong. Accept the injustice your ancestors committed and your likes are still committing unto us Oromos and the other Southern Nations. Say sorry, ask for forgiveness, and we will take it from there. As for our sins, we never claimed that we are the “elect people” of God–it was your tribe sweetie. You surely remember Haile Selassie-I, the elect of God. ግርማዊ፡ ቀዳማዊ፡ አፄ፡ ኃይለ፡ ሥላሴ፡ ሞዓ፡ አንበሳ፡ ዘእምነገደ፡ ይሁዳ፡ ንጉሠ፡ ነገሥት፡ ዘኢትዮጵያ፡ ሰዩመ፡ እግዚአብሔር.

  139. On December 5, 2007 at 9:01 pm
    Damaqu Said:
    To Yeshiharegitu,
    Are you realy proud of Menelik? If I were you I would condemn him for making the amharas the most disliked nation in that part of the world.
    Dear Damaqu kiya,
    I never heard of such kind of complain from Amhara what I know is Amhara people love, respect and proud of Ast Minilik II as far as I know, If Amharas are the most dislike nation in our world, Do you think Atse Minilik II is responsible?
    I love Ethiopia ,I love Oromo and I believe all Oromos are Ethiopians!

  140. sorry for the above one.

    Dear Damaqu kiya,

    You said, Are you really proud of Menelik? If I were you I would condemn him for making the amharas the most disliked nation in that part of the world.

    ___I haven’t heard such kind of complain from Amhara, what I know is Amhara people love, respect and proud of Ast Minilik II as far as I know, If Amharas are the most dislike nation in our world, Do you think Atse Minilik II is responsible?

  141. Damaqu You said,

    ” Amharas are the most disliked nation in that part of the world.”

    Do Amharas know this? I don’t think so.

    “YEMILUSHIN BESEMASH GEBEYA BALWOTASH”

  142. “The high school drop out insult comes in when the person is not good at what he/she does. No one uses this term with people like Bill Gates or Thomas Edison”

    May be you might need to turn your mind to read more of American history than talking and preaching more hate that gets worst everyday in your brain.

    I will give you homework to tell me and find out what Bill Gate and Thomas Edison did, and how they were discouraged and insulted by adversary commentators, so silly that fits exactly the same view what you just said about me. Those groups were known as “the Portable Dogs” (You know what it meant, don’t you?); I will leave that for you as a homework.

    For now, read this I will give one example, and leave the second one as homework for you to research-

    Edison describes it perfectly when he said: Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration”. He tried 4,000 different experiments with metals and alloys while trying to invent a durable storage battery. None of them worked. People started to make fan of him. When someone asked him if he was discouraged by so much failure and critiques, he replied. “Those mistakes are not failures.

    Those are 4,000 things we know don’t work. More than 45,000 experiments later he hit upon the lead-acid storage battery and we have been using it ever since. Before his perfection or after his perfection still there are some elements who wants to go after him looking mistakes to devalue and demoralize, intimidate him from shaming them or expose them in the skill of market, invention, and knowledge.

    I will also advice the anti Ethiopian OLF cults who hate Orthodox Christianity and its wisdom , education to remember how Yared was also downgraded by his teacher and his families and his friends and adversaries how he was not good on his education. I will leave that up to the ignorant OLF to study the story of Yared. But, for now, here is an explanation is in order for those cults unfamiliar with “KidusYared” and Ethiopian culture.

    Qine is an Ethiopian style of poetry which in its documented form, was first illustrated in the classic works of Saints Yared (Kidus Yared, the Axumite church musicologist and royal minstrel whose two compositions, Duggwa and Tsome Duggwa, date back over 1500 years to the beginning of the sixth century A.D. It is a poetic system where one articulates one point while implying a different meaning in the same utterance, sentence, paragraph, or entire composition.

    The two meanings are expressed as one and at the same time.Deciphering Qinye requires a good understanding of the language whether it is Ge’ez or Amharic (which none of those cults out here knows what Ge’ez / even Amharic language- ).Qinye can be articulated in a poetic form or something in a carefully composed prose, containing the two parts of Sem- enna ‘wax and gold) all with in the same term.

    The wax and gold originates from the craft of the gold smith during forging manufacturing jewelry (when the molten gold is decanted into the plaster or clay, the wax dissolves leaving the gold, with the desired impression. Encrypting a veiled message in the form of golden jewelry formed in the image of wax but in durable, stable, real and intrinsically valuable form is what Qinye (Qine) is all about?
    Even Yared with such talent was chased out from the town where he was born and grew by some priests who were adversaries commenting how faulty his writings were and so on and so forth. So, we are not surprise to see such brilliant friends who simply can’t discuss the topic given to them, but looking how the spellings, grammars are written to simply run away from the issue.

    I already told you about such silly excuse which was been tried by your leaders on discussion forum, websites not only by your leaders, but also by cults from TPLF, EPLF and some degree holders who are not better than what I have already but sitting decaying their mind correcting vocabulary all day long instead of responding issues. Like it or not, the public loves my argument and you have to face me or run away from it. No choice.

    As to the other friend who is asking us to apologize for what happen during Menlik. I told you my friend; it is not worth to bring victimization to the present era. If you do as I told you last night we will be here talking back and forth million years with out getting to the point. If you want to hear victimization, then I will post mine and some one is going to ask you to apologize for what your (people) ( not proper way to say but to just make it open for you to understand it) did to his/ her ancestors just fifty some years back (leaving the 300 years issue behind).

    I will post that so you will understand how the other people too felt about it, if you do not flinch back and cry. -// Ethiopia will prevail!

  143. From GETACHEW REDA @@@
    My friend as I told you earlier, it is not worth to bring past history and abused made by warlords and Emperors of Oromo and Amhara and Tigray and other Emperors to the present issue. Claiming victimization over and over is not valid to no one. But, since you insisted, I will just give you what some people are also asking you to apologize to Ethiopia if you are looking for apology as you are asking us on your posted topic eelier.
    I or any one do not have to apologize to no body, since you are no body better than I or the rest of my Ethiopian brothers or sisters when it comes claiming victimization.
    As many times on my posts in years indicated, the Oromo invasion is believed to have started in the 1530’s and the conquest of the Ethiopian regions proceed roughly as follows-

    1530-1538 Oromo cross the Shebelle and conquest starts with Bale whose inhabitants are believed to have been the present Sidama. Gamu Gofa was conquered soon later. While the Borona settled in Bale and adjacent lands (when they are the present day) the other major Oromo branch the Baryatuma- Mecha and Tulama- continued north and east.

    1538-46: Dawaro which extended and covered most of present day Harar was attacked by the Oromos. Oromos started to collect tribute.

    1544-1547- The first expedition of Emperor Gealwdewos accompanied by the Muslim army of the sultanate of Hadya agonist the Oromo invaders. On the Awash

    1555-1562; Oromo Territorial occupation begins. Oromos were no more conducting simply raiding expeditions. The Oromos conquered and settled permanently to administer the conquered regions and conquered people transformed into Gebaro, or serfs.

    1555-1562; Bahrey tells us (chapter IX) that Emir Nur Ben Mujahid, Emir of Harar

    (1551-1567) successor of Ahmed Grang has been fighting the first Oromo invasion of Harar city and its surroundings. It was indeed Emir who had built the historic Harar wall that surrounds the city to defend it against Oromo invasion.

    In 1559 the army of Emir of Harar was defeated. Although, Harar city was effectively protected, all the surrounding Harar- Chercher mountains where lived the Adere, the Worji, the Mya and a number of other probably speaking ethnic groups boarding on Yefat. Where all conquered by the Oromos, depriving Harar not only of its most fertile agricultural lends but also of its freedom of movement and trade with the outside world through the Gulf of Aden coast. The era of glory of Harar was over.

    1572-73 Harar was attacked by a huge mass of Oromo troops and Imam Mohamed Gasa had to evacuate Harar and move his capital to Aussa. The same Imam was killed by the Oromo in November 1583.

    1570’s 1580’s: Oromo conquest of Shoa- Shoa largely inhabited by Amharic speaking Christians was the heart of the empire and common residence of the Emperors at Debreberhan, Tegulet, Etc… Shoa was occupied by the Mecha and Tulama Oromos.

    1570’s-1580;s: Oromo conquest Amhara- Angot the home and origin of the ruling dynasty. Amhara which was burnt and destroyed by Gragn a few decades earlier (because Grang came with rifle, that was never seen in Ethiopian history for the first time. That is why he managed to control all the areas through the new war machine “Gun” given to him from the Turks) was now completely devastated by the Oromos in spite of the resistance of the imperial army. While Oromo was invaded and settled by Wollo. Angot in the North-east was invaded and settled by the Yejou, Oromos. Amhara thus destroyed and burnt down and its population transformed as Gebaro of Oromos, the era therefore marks the end of the Amhara rule and Amhara “domination”, because now, they have been transformed into serfs of the Oromos. Since then Amhara and Angot as so many peoples of ancient Ethiopia have disappeared from the map of Ethiopia.
    That is also why we have been arguing for some years now that the Amhara people separated by the Beshilo from Begemdire and bordering with the Angot in the north and extending up to MENZ and Waaqa in the south do not exist and have not existed since the Wollol Oromo invasion of the Amharas in the 1570’s and 1580- And hence there is no since in talking about Amhara oppressor people or “nation”

    1610: Raya –Azebo (this is in Tigray) occupation of the lowlands at the foot of Enderta from where they will fight in vain for century to advance north and occupy Tigray, south and north of Mereb Melash (Eritrea)

    What is a Gabaro? Mohamed Hassan, a Muslim, Oromo scholar (the Oromo, of Ethiopia: A history 1570-1860, published New York, 1990, p.63, 64) gives us perhaps the most unambiguous definition of the institution of Gebaro introduced by the Oromo conquerors:
    “The term gabaro describes the obligatory relation between the conquerors and the conquered. The vanquished still owners of their plot of land became serfs or clients of the pastoral Oromo, who now demanded service and tribute from them. The Oromo term for the conquered people was “gebaro” (“those who serve”). The Oromo adopted the gebbaro en maasse, giving them clan genealogy, (the Metcha used the term ilma gossa (son of the gossa= tribe or clan), marrying their women and…. (there were times) when the rights of the gabaro were trampled upon, their women and children sold into slavery by their Oromo masters (and have there were several cases of Gabbaro rebellion….)

    THANKS!!!!!!! Dr. Mohamed Hassan.

    In other words the conquered people were transformed into Oromos, Oromisng them culturally, religiously (converting Christians as well as Moslems to the Oromo tradition religion) and linguistically (all the conquered people had to speak Oromo //////or made to speak Oromo. Many of them are now Oromo!

    Since, you cults do not want to move on to the present issue, therefore up on youir request- my second part what happened in the Italian fascist colonialist era will continue —-we will see it in brief on my next post. Stay tune.
    Ethiopia will prevail!

  144. Getachew, You try to justify college education is wrathless by counting successful people like Bill gates who don’t have former college education.

    Are you telling me all high school dropouts are successful?
    To Every successful high school drop out you count, I can count 100 or 1000 that are not successful. You need to understand that to every rule there is an exception.
    Bill gates and Thomas Edison are exceptional.
    You are sending a wrong message to youngsters by preaching exception as a norm.

  145. Aren’t you embarrassed when you compare yourself with Bill Gates?
    You really are full of yourself.

  146. You are complainig people are not discussing issues.
    The reason why people are not discussing issue is because it is not an issue that you are discussing here. You are just insulting. I leave it up to you to count how many times you used a word cult, decay,… in just one article. If you are not on the same level of understanding it is impossible to discuss issues.

  147. Yeshiharegitu,

    Just like Germans are condemning Hitler, Amharas should condemn Menelik if they want to reconcile with their victims. Germans do recognize that Hitler made a damage not just to non Germans but to Germans as well; Amharas should lighten up and see what kind of damage Menilik had made to Oromos and other southern nationalities. Denial is not going to solve the problem.

  148. Dear Getachew:

    I love you! Go and punish them more! My god, I saw now how they are too whipping cream. Hit them hard, real good. That is what they were praying for and they got what they deserve. How can I forget you my hero, you are real man, a true Ethiopian fighter! Oh God, look at them how he made them sneezed to their death unexpected!!!!!!!!! None of you are good, bad apples. Bless you poor souls.

  149. Ato Getachew,

    This approach to Habashaa history has been there for a long time and was pronounced specially by the likes of “historian” Alemee Eshete. So far, what ever is written about the Oromo is from chronicles and sources alien to the Oromo. Mohammed Hassan has from the outset warned that one should not make wrong conclusions about early Oromo and other peoples of the South in his thesis on Oromo of the 16th century. Why don’t you tell us about that? The Oromo are descendants of the people Greeks used to call Ethiopians or the burned face. They belong to the language group known as Cushitic. Their habitat extended from the Mediterranean to the boundaries of the Indian Ocean. That was the area across which people of that group migrated back and forth. The 16th century migration is not different from that. Unfortunately, history of that period is based on biased records of Habashaa Debteras. The Habashaa had never been beyond Sayint as permanent settlers. Even those and the ones in Menz have come down after their defeat by the House of Agew, another Cushitic group. This is to show you how things are seen from the other side.

    If we are going farther in history, there could be people who will have no place in Africa. The fairy tale based on Solomonic dynasty should give you an idea as to which tribes I am talking about, the Semitic would-like-to-be Aryans! That is why we have to limit ourselves to the present. The Ethiopian empire was built by emperor Minilik II. Minilik recognized the difference between his country Abyssinia and Oromo country (The Treaty of Addis Ababa October 26, 1896). Don’t tell us you did not know this. That is why he asserted himself as emperor of Abyssinia and “Gaallaa” Countries. The claim of present Oromo starts from there and then.

    Mr. Getachew, you are misinforming the public by jotting some one-sided historical records of a period as if that could explain every thing. Oromo is not locust that hatches in a cave and all of a sudden covers the whole world. It had been every where, but a force was centrally dispatched to claim lost territory of its Kuusaa heritage during the period you claim to have dug out from ruins of the past. Dinqeem, te-me-ramreh libih welqoal.

    Oromo struggle is not to claim back what it lost to Asian invaders in one of the millenniums but to get free from the shackles that the scramble for Africa imposed on it. It is good that you discovered Oromo as a composition of many peoples and so an authentic Nation. For its status and struggle for freedom, it makes its own decisions and it has already made and your overlords cannot stop it. Desperate hue and cry cannot save the empire from doom but the people both Habashaa and Oromiyaa shall find a way to leave in peace as good African neighbors.

    If you and your ilk are different in thinking from the past Habashaa rulers and are true democrats, let us advocate freely what we stand for and let the people of Oromiyaa decide what they want. What do you think, Mr. Getachew? Ayaa djiboo, sata mehagn billagn, yilalu zemedotchih siteritu.

    I like your compassion. Use it to advance justice. Be courageous and break out of the myth you surrounded yourself with. May be then, you can also impress grown ups and not only little confused girls like Almaz T.

    Good day

  150. From Getachew Reda %%%%-****/%%%%
    To the OLF cult;
    First of all, you do not need to cry now, since I advised all of you not to ask an apology to the Ethiopins and looking past victimization, since we have nothing to do with your victimization. The Oromo of today are not the Oromo of the15/16 century – they are completely mixed blood ethnically and language wise. It is because; none will win if we go to what happen in the past history. Since you are still insisting, you will hear more, till your flinch heard all over the world though my style is only writing not the way TPLF is kicking your rear end where it hearts.

    You said- “This approach to Habashaa history has been there for a long time and was pronounced specially by the likes of “historian” Alemee Eshete.

    You said
    “So far, what ever is written about the Oromo is from chronicles and sources alien to the Oromo.
    Of course every chronicle every history and event is alien to you, since you never had a written script of your own. So, you will be easy to be manipulated by foreign colonialist’s and their like who are ant Ethiopian sovereignty. That where your problem is. In fact educated scholars like Dr. Mohammed Hassan clearly understood the facts no mater how you wanted to deny him.

    “ Mohammed Hassan has from the outset warned that one should not make wrong conclusions about early Oromo and other peoples of the South in his thesis on Oromo of the 16th century”.

    I do not have to tell you, you tell me. Any thing I said is not going to be accepted by you and your masters anyways. If I quote what he said and contradict it, you will still not believe me, so, it is your problem to prove what I said and what he said. That is why I advise the cults out there not to complain what happen to me or against Ethiopia, “if you do, there is nor door way out to prove it. We will end up accusing each other endless. But, you are still in the savage era complaining what happened to the Oromo as if I or the rest of the regular Ethiopians abuse you. Why don’t you tell us how the Oromo masters sold the Oromo slaves? Instead of telling me to tell you what Hassen’s book said? Can you also do that?

    You said
    “Why don’t you tell us about that?”
    Why don’t you tell us how the Oromo slaves were been sold by the Oromo masters? Why don’t you tell us about that?

    You sad

    “The Oromo are descendants of the people”

    You said

    ”Greeks used to call Ethiopians or the burned face.
    < so what?”

    “They belong to the language group known as Cushitic.Their habitat extended from the Mediterranean to the boundaries of the Indian Ocean. That was the area across which people of that group migrated back and forth. The 16th century migration is not different from that”.

    “Unfortunately, history of that period is based on biased records of Habashaa Debteras”

    “The Habashaa had never been beyond Sayint as permanent settlers”.
    It could have been better if you could have learn Quran and teach yourself based on such teachings and you will see who up to where Habesha were expended. And who gave your Mohammed ‘the prophet’ a wife 9the only wife he loved’.

    Not only oral history, but inscription now standing tells the savages like you who never known history of civilization and what it meant to Ethiopia will testify that the Ethiopian domination in Arabia was strong. Archeological evidence and written scripts left for you the damn to learn showed Ethiopia was actively intervened in the internal affairs of South Arabia, at least from the second half of the second century. The intervention took place after the consolidation of the occupation area in the North of Arabia. I might even tell you, if you are not going to surprise it is up to you- that While the capital was in Axum our king of Axum founded Leuk-Kome which means after the second century BC (there authentic documents to prove those). Not only Saint here near us in Ethiopia Arab lands were under our mercy at one time in history.

    Since you are a Muslim, you should have known better and refer your self to the Quran to learn about Habesha. The Habesha that you are talking bad was never been taught badly by your Mohammed. Do you Salat? I doubt it? You are to little mind to know about Islam since there is a lot of teachings and history of Habesha’s appreciation in that. We didn’t write it, but your Mohammed the Saint did write about us. You have a problem with that? Challenge your Mohammed why he had to appreciate us and say good things about us. You are a bad apple indeed as Almaz said it well.

    I will give you a tip of evidence where Axumite Abraha was expedite and controlled “ I Abreha, man of Axum, spent the night here and came believing in the power of the lord of heaven Ariam with my son”. This Geez inscription evidence was found in Egypt –at Berenice, port of Eastern Commerce. The inscription is talking that Abraham was there with his son for military reasons and commercial and security talks. You will find it –E.Litman’s book “an old Ethiopic inscription from the Berenice Road”. I am not even going to start talking about Kaleb’s expedition about Saudi Arabia, since it is too confusing subject for you, since you only know your OLF pamphlet (even that I doubt it you know it.

    My Habesha ancestors were one of the greatest civilized nations in the plant earth with INDIA, GREEK, ROMECHINA, and PERSHIA. But, the civilization and territory went down long live to the savages and barbarians who burn and doomed the entire human civilization and education. This is what is exactly repeated by your masters to be done, what they are teaching you. “destruction, doomed, slaughter, ethnic cleansing- that is what OLF is teaching. And it indeed sad!) I was going to post the ancient map for you, but, the forum page is not allowing me for technical errors.>

    You said-
    “Habesh’s arrival had never been beyond Sayint as permanent settlers. Even those and the ones in Menz have come down after their defeat by the House of Agew”

    . You see, it was not that Habesha came to Menz in the 8TH Century from Axum for safety of the Ark of Covenant and the safety of the young boy “king Wudim, but also, it was their own country and territory where the Habesha like them with the same faith lived. Do you understand little boy!

    (I know you always hate me for calling you little boy ,since you keep running away and came back with other name again and again after getting knocked out calling the OLF captured as TPLF’s).

    The Oromo invasion happened, because of the invasion of Mohammed Grang that got a rifle from Turk for the first time “a rifle, a gun shot unheard of in Ethiopian history at that time” and chase the king , the queen and his army easily with all the Gudit invasion and burning in mind>.

    See also map of ancient Ethiopia, map of the “Galla” invasion (I used name “Galla”, since the present oromo are not the same as the invaders. They are mainly the Gabaro (oromized in culture, language. Remember the powerful kingdom of Hadya, Guraghe, Welaita.Kafa,Sidama, Gamu were incorporated–they are currently mixed- hard to tell who is who except language some remnant culture mixed), and also see the current TPLF-EPLF- created OROMIA.

    You said

    “Another Cushitic group. This is to show you how things are seen from the other side”

    You are talking to the Agew. Who are the Agew? Do you know them? Who is Gudit? Do you know her and her origin? You didn’t show me anything, little boy! You sid;

    “If we are going farther in history, there could be people who will have no place in Africa”

    <You are a fool. Grow up and read more. What does the recent study and science said who belongs where and where it started? So, you are going to make Africa only to the cults of OLF? Amazing boy!

    You said;

    “The fairy tale based on Solomonic dynasty should give you an idea as to which tribes I am talking about,”

    Read Quran and disagree with your Mohammed, if that was a fair tale. If that was a fair tale, then why would care about Semitic or not? Aren’t a fool?
    In that case, if the OLF leader marries a white lady from America and took here with him to Ethiopia and has fathered a child from her, in your little mind the Entire Ethiopia is going to be called “American race”/ Arian race?. How pathetic could this cult’s mind go so low? You see that is why I love to debate with the cults to show how their mind works so low as this low.

    You said
    “The Semitic would-like-to-be Aryans!” You said it is a fair tale, how could they be Aryan?

    You said,

    “That is why we have to limit ourselves to the present”.

    OLF is fooling you to the level that you can’t even see your Copper skin in the mirror? Do you know how you got it? I will tell you how you grow tall and handsome- next time on my post. For now, I will bring you Professor Mohammed Hassen an Oromo himself and a scholar ,historian- he said “ At this point it must be stated clearly that there was no such thing as a “pure” Oromo tribe derived from a single founding father………the history of the Oromo people is …..A history of fusion and interaction by all tribes and groups had altered and been transformed constantly” (Mohamed the Oromo of Ethiopia, p.4)>

    You said

    “The Ethiopian empire was built by emperor Minilik II. Minilik recognized the difference between his country Abyssinia and Oromo country (The Treaty of Addis Ababa October 26, 1896). Don’t tell us you did not know this. That is why he asserted himself as emperor of Abyssinia and “Gaallaa” Countries. The claim of present Oromo starts from there and then”

    You said,
    “Mr. Getachew, you are misinforming the public by jotting some one-sided historical records of a period as if that could explain every thing”

    <You see, that was what I was trying to tell you stop your mouth from foaming because no body is going to win if we go to historical record looking for victimization; as we are tired of you crying over and over to destroy Ethiopia, we are forced to say what you need to hear like Alamaz sid it correctly.

    My answer to your question to explain what you seemed to be confused and claim about your primary cause for victimization claimi explanations clearly naive and here is there for the eye to see. Ato Assefa told you a native man from Gamu and the churches built before Menlik. What were the churches doing there if it was only Menlik as the first man there in South to colonize the soth as you claimed? the cHurches were there before menlik came there or even born. Common!

    That is why I told; you to talk about let us solve the current tyrants and OLF elites who are confusing the mass. That is all we were asking you the cults over and over to stop manipulating yourself by OLF elites who are good for nothing. You could be one of the son or daughter or family of the leaders, but trust me you have to be able to think freely using your mind.

    You said
    ” Oromo is not locust that hatches in a cave and all of a sudden covers the whole world. It had been every where, but a force was centrally dispatched to claim lost territory of its Kuusaa heritage during the period you claim to have dug out from ruins of the past. Dinqeem, te-me-ramreh libih welqoal”

    .

    You said

    “Oromo struggle is not to claim back what it lost to Asian invaders in one of the millenniums but to get free from the shackles that the scramble for Africa imposed on it”

    You said-

    ‘…It is good that you discovered Oromo as a composition of many peoples and so an authentic Nation. For its status and struggle for freedom, it makes its own decisions and it has already made and your overlords cannot stop it”

    .

    You said;

    “If you and your ilk are different in thinking from the past Habashaa rulers and are true democrats, let us advocate freely what we stand for and let the people of Oromiyaa decide what they want. What do you think, Mr. Getachew?

    You said:

    “Ayaa djiboo, sata mehagn billagn, yilalu zemedotchih siteritu”.

    <Indeed! You see how briliant they are? Now, you too are using the Talent of Yared –the Gold and the Wax/ May God of Ethiopia forgive the criminals and the lost once. Ethiopia will prevail!

  151. To Readers; Forgive me .the responser is not posted all of the pages I wanted. Try the following post and read. I will let you know.

  152. From Getachew Reda
    To the OLF cult;
    First of all, you do not need to cry now, since I advised all of you not to ask an apology to the Ethiopins and looking past victimization, since we have nothing to do with your victimization. The Oromo of today are not the Oromo of the15/16 century – they are completely different blood and ethnic. It is because; none will win if we go to what happen in the past history. Since you are still insisting, you will hear more, till your flinch heard all over the world though my style is only writing not the way TPLF is kicking your rear end where it hearts.
    You said- “This approach to Habashaa history has been there for a long time and was pronounced specially by the likes of “historian” Alemee Eshete.

    You said
    “So far, what ever is written about the Oromo is from chronicles and sources alien to the Oromo.
    Of course every chronicle every history and event is alien to you, since you never had a written script of your own. So, you will be easy to be manipulated by foreign colonialist’s and their like who are ant Ethiopian sovereignty. That where your problem is. In fact educated scholars like Dr. Mohammed Hassan clearly understood the facts no mater how you wanted to deny him.
    “ Mohammed Hassan has from the outset warned that one should not make wrong conclusions about early Oromo and other peoples of the South in his thesis on Oromo of the 16th century”.
    I do not have to tell you, you tell me. Any thing I said is not going to be accepted by you and your masters anyways. If I quote what he said and contradict it, you will still not believe me, so, it is your problem to prove what I said and what he said. That is why I advise the cults out there not to complain what happen to me or against Ethiopia, “if you do, there is nor door way out to prove it. We will end up accusing each other endless. But, you are still in the savage era complaining what happened to the Oromo as if I or the rest of the regular Ethiopians abuse you. Why don’t you tell us how the Oromo masters sold the Oromo slaves? Instead of telling me to tell you what Hassen’s book said? Can you also do that?
    You said
    “Why don’t you tell us about that?”
    Why don’t you tell us how the Oromo slaves were been sold by the Oromo masters? Why don’t you tell us about that?
    You sad
    “The Oromo are descendants of the people”

    You said
    ”Greeks used to call Ethiopians or the burned face.
    < so what?”
    “They belong to the language group known as Cushitic.Their habitat extended from the Mediterranean to the boundaries of the Indian Ocean. That was the area across which people of that group migrated back and forth. The 16th century migration is not different from that”.

    “Unfortunately, history of that period is based on biased records of Habashaa Debteras”

    “The Habashaa had never been beyond Sayint as permanent settlers”.
    It could have been better if you could have learn Quran and teach yourself based on such teachings and you will see who up to where Habesha were expended. And who gave your Mohammed ‘the prophet’ a wife 9the only wife he loved’.
    Not only oral history, but inscription now standing tells the savages like you who never known history of civilization and what it meant to Ethiopia will testify that the Ethiopian domination in Arabia was strong. Archeological evidence and written scripts left for you the damn to learn showed Ethiopia was actively intervened in the internal affairs of South Arabia, at least from the second half of the second century. The intervention took place after the consolidation of the occupation area in the North of Arabia. I might even tell you, if you are not going to surprise it is up to you- that While the capital was in Axum our king of Axum founded Leuk-Kome which means after the second century BC (there authentic documents to prove those). Not only Saint here near us in Ethiopia Arab lands were under our mercy at one time in history.
    Since you are a Muslim, you should have known better and refer your self to the Quran to learn about Habesha. The Habesha that you are talking bad was never been taught badly by your Mohammed. Do you Salat? I doubt it? You are to little mind to know about Islam since there is a lot of teachings and history of Habesha’s appreciation in that. We didn’t write it, but your Mohammed the Saint did write about us. You have a problem with that? Challenge your Mohammed why he had to appreciate us and say good things about us. You are a bad apple indeed as Almaz said it well.
    I will give you a tip of evidence where Axumite Abraha was expedite and controlled “ I Abreha, man of Axum, spent the night here and came believing in the power of the lord of heaven Ariam with my son”. This Geez inscription evidence was found in Egypt –at Berenice, port of Eastern Commerce. The inscription is talking that Abraham was there with his son for military reasons and commercial and security talks. You will find it –E.Litman’s book “an old Ethiopic inscription from the Berenice Road”. I am not even going to start talking about Kaleb’s expedition about Saudi Arabia, since it is too confusing subject for you, since you only know your OLF pamphlet (even that I doubt it you know it. My Habesha ancestors were one of the greatest civilized nations in the plant earth with INDIA, GREEK, ROMECHINA, and PERSHIA. But, the civilization and territory went down long live to the savages and barbarians who burn and doomed the entire human civilization and education. This is what is exactly repeated by your masters to be done, what they are teaching you. “destruction, doomed, slaughter, ethnic cleansing- that is what OLF is teaching. And it indeed sad!) I was going to post the ancient map for you, but, the forum page is not allowing me for technical errors.>
    You said-
    “Habesh’s arrival had never been beyond Sayint as permanent settlers. Even those and the ones in Menz have come down after their defeat by the House of Agew”
    You are talking about 842 A.D (Ethiopian Colander). Even then, there is about 700 years apart before the Oromo pastoralists migrated to the lands I mentioned. Were the Oromo in Menz at the time? They went to Shewa/Menz-hayk-Merhabete to their own territory where their ancestor’s families and villages at the time were ruling the place. They felt safe there to carry the “Ark of Covenant” and hide it from destroyed by savages and barbaric elements. If they think the pastoralist Oromo were there settled, they will not have gone there, unless they feel it is theirs as was proved safe for about 40 years or so lived there with the young king and the Ark of Covenant. Remember there were churches at the time in Shewa. It was been built by Abraha we Atsbeha———So early, so early of the century !!!!!!!! For your little mind to remind you, it will be better, if I ask you to visit MOUNT YERERE (YERE Terara) eastern side of Addis Ababa city Abraha and his brother Asbaha had center town there they established and lived 23 years there. Yerer is about 20 K.M ditstance from Addis Ababa. Abraha is “King Ezana” center ruling Axum running the foreign affairs and military communication and commerce and administration while his brother Asbaha is “Seyzana” (it is their crown name as Teferi was Haileselassie) governing in Shewa and surroundings all the way to the South. The Churches still standing as evidence in Gamu Gofa that the Oromo pastoralists burned Aba Bahrey books “the Monk” remember this man? This is the monk who left us a written record of Ge’ez in script in the 15-16th century (the copy is guarded outside of Ethiopia in an international Library for a safety reason) where the Oromo started to came through that end of the Ethiopian territory-that I mentioned it yesterday, and told us what took place in that event. They evaded/colonized the entire South/East, Center, north burning, looting killing and destroying, raping, mutilating after they saw the country weak, left unguarded for enemy weakened it. That church where Aba Bahrey was a monk living in Gamu of the ancient (pre Oromo) Ethiopian Orthodox Church (monastery) Berber Maryam.
    I think it will be better if I quote the man who is a native of Gamu himself Ato Asefa Chebo what he has to say to the OLFites. Ato Asefa Chebo said “ There is no disagreement –either among foreign or Ethiopian writers- that Menlik established the present limits of Ethiopia and created the present Ethiopia in the west, in the east, in the South…..by military conquest……The question on which there is no consensus is” were menlik’s campaigns, -campaigns of reconquest of the ancient frontiers of Ethiopia and of the lost provinces (taken away by Oromo invaders and settlers 1550-1855) or campaigns of feudal expansionism into territories that have never belonged to Ethiopia? The answer seems to confirm the first question. How would you otherwise explain, for example, the presence in my own native land in Gamu of the ancient (pre-Oromo) Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church of Dorze Giorgis, Berber Maryam, Eli Gabriel, Doyna Kidane Miret….”.
    It might be said as I sad it above earlier, that the 16 century clergyman and historian Bahrey (who knows more of the Oromo gemology better than the many native themselves know themselves and their culture) who wrote in 1593 the first ever “history of the Galla” in Ge’ez, describing step by step the Oromo invasion from its origin south of Bale to the North, was native of Gamu, forced to live in exile in northern Ethiopia by the Oromo invasion.
    Then Assefa Chebo goes on “is the Amhara the only Neftegna (conqueror)…..? As far as I know the Oromo are by far the neftengas”>. You see, it was not that Habesha came to Menz in the 8TH Century from Axum for safety of the Ark of Covenant and the safety of the young boy “king Wudim, but also, it was their own country and territory where the Habesha like them with the same faith lived. Do you understand little boy! (I know you always hate me for calling you little boy ,since you keep running away and came back with other name again and again after getting knocked out calling the OLF captured as TPLF’s).
    The Oromo invasion happened, because of the invasion of Mohammed Grang that got a rifle from Turk for the first time “a rifle, a gun shot unheard of in Ethiopian history at that time” and chase the king , the queen and his army easily with all the Gudit invasion and burning in mind>. See map of ancient Ethiopia, map of the “Galla” invasion (I used name “Galla”, since the present oromo are not the same as the invaders. They are mainly the Gabaro (oromized in culture, language. Remember the powerful kingdom of Hadya, Guraghe, Welaita.Kafa,Sidama, Gamu were incorporated– they are currently mixed- hard to tell who is who except language some remnant culture mixed), and also see the current TPLF-EPLF- created OROMIA.
    You said
    “Another Cushitic group. This is to show you how things are seen from the other side” You are talking to the Agew. Who are the Agew? Do you know them? Who is Gudit? Do you know her and her origin? You didn’t show me anything, little boy!
    “If we are going farther in history, there could be people who will have no place in Africa”
    You are a fool. Grow up and read more. What does the recent study and science said who belongs where and where it started? So, you are going to make Africa only to the cults of OLF? Amazing boy!
    “The fairy tale based on Solomonic dynasty should give you an idea as to which tribes I am talking about,” Read Quran and disagree with your Mohammed, if that was a fair tale. If that was a fair tale, then why would care about Semitic or not? Aren’t a fool?
    In that case, if the OLF leader marries a white lady from America and took here with him to Ethiopia and has fathered a child from her, in your little mind the Entire Ethiopia is going to be called “American race”. How pathetic could this cult’s mind go so low? You see that is why I love to debate with the cults to show how their mind works so low as this low.
    You said
    “The Semitic would-like-to-be Aryans!” You said it is a fair tale, how could they be Aryan?

    You said,
    “That is why we have to limit ourselves to the present”.
    OLF is fooling you to the level that you can’t even see your Copper skin in the mirror? Do you know how you got it? I will tell you how you grow tall and handsome- next time on my post. For now, I will bring you Professor Mohammed Hassen an Oromo himself and a scholar ,historian- he said “ At this point it must be stated clearly that there was no such thing as a “pure” Oromo tribe derived from a single founding father………the history of the Oromo people is …..A history of fusion and interaction by all tribes and groups had altered and been transformed constantly” (Mohamed the Oromo of Ethiopia, p.4)>

    You said
    “The Ethiopian empire was built by emperor Minilik II. Minilik recognized the difference between his country Abyssinia and Oromo country (The Treaty of Addis Ababa October 26, 1896). Don’t tell us you did not know this. That is why he asserted himself as emperor of Abyssinia and “Gaallaa” Countries. The claim of present Oromo starts from there and then”
    “Even the Tigrayan in Mekele Enderta says “Ni Adey Kiked iye mesyu eyu” means it is getting late night I am going to my house- that word “ADEY” means Agere but it was meant to say my house, my residence. So, if the Amharic or Geez says Hagere+ medir, it is many times “area, zone, location, residence area”. It showed nothing of a foreign country. Even if he says- I explained it to you what Ato Asefa had to say for your infantile jabbering as the following as far as Menlik’s establishing Oromo and the rest, “There is no disagreement –either among foreign or Ethiopian writers- that Menlik established the present limits of Ethiopia and created the present Ethiopia in the west, in the east, in the South…..by military conquest……The question on which there is no consensus is” were menlik’s campaigns, -campaigns of reconquest of the ancient frontiers of Ethiopia and of the lost provinces (taken away by Oromo invaders and setlers 1550-1855) or campaigns of feudal expansionism into territories that have never belonged to Ethiopia? The answer seems to confirm the first question. How would you otherwise explain, for example, the presence in my own native land in Gamu of the ancient (pre-Oromo) Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church of Dorze Giorgis, Berber Maryam, Eli Gabriel, Doyna Kidane Miret… “>
    You said,
    “Mr. Getachew, you are misinforming the public by jotting some one-sided historical records of a period as if that could explain every thing”
    You see, that was what I was trying to tell you stop your mouth from foaming because no body is going to win if we go to historical record looking for victimization as we are tired of you crying over and over to destroy Ethiopia. Our explanation is there for the eye to see, Assefa told you a native man from Gamu and the churches built before Menlik. What is the church doing there if it was only Menlik as the first man there in South? Boy, Common! That is why I told; you to talk about let us solve the current tyrants and OLF elites who are confusing the mass. That is all we were asking you the cults over and over to stop manipulating yourself by OLF elites who are good for nothing. You could be one of the son or daughter or family of the leaders, but trust me you have to be able to think freely using your mind.
    .You said
    ” Oromo is not locust that hatches in a cave and all of a sudden covers the whole world. It had been every where, but a force was centrally dispatched to claim lost territory of its Kuusaa heritage during the period you claim to have dug out from ruins of the past. Dinqeem, te-me-ramreh libih welqoal”
    That does not explain historical or record otherwise what ever you are jabbering, prove it as I did efficiently. Regarding, that Oromo are not Locust you said that cover the whole world all in a sudden. No, they are not locusts, but the reality is if you want some more argument to your question here I am
    “The Oromo having intermeshed and intermarried with the local population were completely swallowed. Already in the first half of the seventeenth century Almeida occupied the land of Bizamo and Damot were “to-day copper coloured rather than black” and explained the change by their intermarriage with Gafats. They had grown handsomer- if we can say so-for the Gafats were described as “usually tall (and) spare”. And thus after three hundred years of Oromo occupation it would be wrong to speak of an ethnic Oromo tribe, or “nation”.

    What we know had in Ethiopia were (I hope the expression borrowed from Richard Pankhurst does not offend my fellow country men- “said the scholar historian Professor Aleme Eshete describing it “what we know had in Ethiopia were Hyphenated-oromos: Sidama –Oromos, Hadya-Oromos, Harari –Oromos (Kotu), Guraghe-Oromos, Gafat-oromos, Amhara-Oromos, Afar-oromos, Somali-Oromos,……where the percentage of ethnic Oromo swallowed in the sea of conquered people. That is why, we have no doubt in our mind that it could be proved through anthropometric measurement that is so, and that there is no such thing as ethnic Oromo (as there is no ethnic Amhara) in Ethiopia to-day
    Among the different Oromos intertwined with other Ethiopian ethnic groups as described above, there remained only the divergent.-still mutually intelligible-Oromo dialect. How ever, in many regions , as in Wollo, Yedjou and a good part of Raya and Azebo, the Oromos have forgotten their language and speak the local language Amharic, Tigringa, Guraghe, etc. That is why the Oromo of today are not and can not be an Oromo but of Ethiopian culturally, linguistically, religiously, socially and politically assimilated and carrying the blood of all the ancient people of ancient Ethiopia>.
    You said
    “Oromo struggle is not to claim back what it lost to Asian invaders in one of the millenniums but to get free from the shackles that the scramble for Africa imposed on it”

    ‘…It is good that you discovered Oromo as a composition of many peoples and so an authentic Nation. For its status and struggle for freedom, it makes its own decisions and it has already made and your overlords cannot stop it”
    Good for you! keep wavering and dreaming living in America while enjoying Satellite Dish with your leaders here, while you are pushing young Oromo poor farmers to Sawa for training through the EPLF radio to die for your time consuming Hoopla>.
    You said;
    “If you and your ilk are different in thinking from the past Habashaa rulers and are true democrats, let us advocate freely what we stand for and let the people of Oromiyaa decide what they want. What do you think, Mr. Getachew?
    That is been what we were been saying all along, if you stop dreaming and talking and agitating for destruction and elimination of Ethiopia. Above all. Tell your OLF to be ready for accountability of the ethnic cleansing they commit all those years on record filed- if also you are genuine. Okay? It is not hundred years ethnic cleansing we are talking or three hundred years back, I am talking about as we speak now and since 1998, 1990, 1991 fresh blood screaming to the God of the universe for justice. No joking it is human blood, very fresh! Democracy and crime doesn’t go hand to hand. You need to change leaders , a very smart, fresh genuine open minded bright Oromo leaders in order to bring change on the side of the elite>
    You said:
    “Ayaa djiboo, sata mehagn billagn, yilalu zemedotchih siteritu”.
    Indeed! You see how briliant they are? Now, you too are using the Talent of Yared –the Gold and the Wax/ May God of Ethiopia forgive the criminals and the lost once. Ethiopia will prevail!

  153. from getachew

    ThE above one is correct and fully paste, except when copied didn’t kept the order of the questions and answers separate lines. But enjoy it!

  154. I must have touched a nerve big time, huh? It is your first direct response. It is late now. Will get back back to you soon.

  155. Just saw that the blog is celebrating two years birthday. Congratulations! And, thank you the Blog masters for allowing this discussion to take place without sensor.
    It is only through dialogue that differences can be settled, problems solved, and future dreams can be bridged and combined for the best of all stake holders living in present day Ethiopia.

    Reason, logic, and democracy, and freedom shall prevail!

  156. FROM GETACHEW REDA

    You already started panicking, indeed! Does it hurt? Right? How do you feeling now? I warned you earlier that do not push Ethiopians too much, if you do you will read your own face on the mirror, and hear you are panicking. I didn’t even start telling you more. Stay tune, if you do not stop denying yourself as an Ethiopian and vowing to destroy Ethiopia calling us all kind of names as we are Asians or Arians. Got it?

  157. FROM GETACHEW REDA
    WHO IS “FREW MASHO”?
    READ THE FOLLOWING INTERESTING COMMENT I GOT IT FOR YOU.
    “nonymous said…
    The whole Shanee Qinijit saga is a belly politics gone horribly wrong. The leaders of Shanee Qinijit had never been, and are not, OLF. The likes of Dawud (a.k.a. Frew Masho) have been refugees in the Sudan during Mengistu’s time and are now refugees in Eritrea. They always give priority to their big belly. They are now fighting for their gara. The lawsuit itself gives away a great deal of truth how their mind operates. They simply claim that they are interested in the hard earned dollars of the unsuspecting Oromo mass. There is no claim for damage to their principle but their pocket. Do not expect any sort of principle from such a group, except money, money, money.

    The Shanee Qinijit, it seems, have lost the plot completely. First they were screwed by Meles, then by Eritrea and now by the Amahara. Then they take out their frustration on the Oromo people. The best way forward form them would have been to repent. If they cannot repent, they should walk into the red sea and banish into wilderness never to be seen again. But they lack courage, which placed them between rock and hard place in the first instance.

    In any event, I am not sure which faction of the Shanee Qinijit that has gone to court. The likely faction to have gone to court seems the Dawud group rather than the Lencho group. I say this because the Frew Masho group must be the more desperate them of all. Because the Lencho group is the group that sold their soul to the devil as they have now started maneuvering their supporters to pack their bags and head for Ethiopia, by hook or crook, before 2010 election. This group does not care about Frew Masho and the rest in Eritrea. ‘An gallaan gabaan wal haa loltu”. As far as this faction of the Shanee Qinijit is concerned the rest of the world can go to hell.

    The Frew Masho faction has become captive to the Eritrean fortune. “Dabeessa du’atu barbaada”. It takes a miracle to free them. The sad truth is that neither Frew Masho nor Lencho Lata really understands the Abyssinian game; however desperately they both want us believe them as the best Oromo Machiavellians. They both should listen carefully to their Amahra buddies who say “hodaam hagaru ayigabaam”.

  158. To those of you who are new to the information what the above posted issue is talking about; here is part of the story. Read how the ant Ethiopia groups are foaming at each other worst than they do to us. Someone wrote at the time for the public to inform what happned between these fuctions. Read…..

    “It is to be recalled that Oromo Affairs reported the lawsuit brought against TA-OLF by the Asmara Group of OLF in a Minnesota Court. It looks like the Minnesota Court has decided on one of the four judgments the Asmara Group had applied for.

    An internal source with in the Asmra Group of the OLF has informed this blogger that they have succeeded in obtaining a “temporary restraining order against TA-OLF and its members from passing themselves off as OLF and its officers or representatives pending a full hearing on the merits of the lawsuit.” (E-mail message from Source, July 25, 2007) According to this source, this judgment in effect has forced TA-OLF to cancel its planned public meeting for July 26, 2007, and that “in granting the temporary restraining order, the judge has concluded that there is a reasonable likelihood the plaintiff will prevail on its claim.”

    The date for the commencement of the trial, which is expected to last for one and a half day, has been set to be August 16, 2007 at 2:00 PM.

    A call to my sources in TA-OLF confirmed the trial date and the temporary restraining order, but would not confirm whether it is against TA-OLF or “some individuals.” The same source added that the judge also ordered the Asmara Group to post $25,000 bond to by noon on July 24, 2007 failing which the case will be dismissed. He believes the Asmara Group has posted the required bond which he says is “squandering $25,000 of Oromo hard earned dollars donated toward the struggle to defeat enemies of the Oromo people but are being used against Oromo nationalists.”

    On the question of the temporary restraining order, according to my TA-OLF source, the US laws allow for restraining orders only in cases where monetary compensation will not remedy the complainants claimed potential damage which would ensue if the motion is denied. According to this source, this is clearly NOT the case here as the Asmara Group has already applied for $50,000 in compensatory damages in its application and therefore a restraining order is not allowed here. “Naturally, this is an order which should not have been granted in the first place and which we hope will be vacated in the next few days” said my TA- OLF source. He would not elaborate on how they plan to do this except to warn me to “Stay tuned.

    So, stay tuned!”

  159. Finally, I will leave you with this commentary from one Oromo OLF supporter’s frustration.

    “Gadaa said…
    It is very streange to me because I have never thought that there is OLF Asmara and OLF TK.
    This is totally shame on you guys who ever doing this.
    Before I used to blame Jara Abbaa Gadaa for being separated from OLF but now I found the reality that OLF has internal proble which will never end for ever.
    Last, what I would like to say is that I don’t think OLF is going to bring our freedom, and we are just westing our time with them.
    I am Oromo sabboonaa I don’t know what to say except praying because all of them are teaf, and they are runing to still oromos many in many ways.
    Stop this…..

    8:44 PM “

  160. I feel sorry for our leader this days because he was accused as if he was interfered to the Kinijit politic and passed though a lot but the truth is they or Kinijitna are always interferes in his politic EPRP and Huma Tuma’s personal life dicission. Their radio and ancestors are one factor of EPRP problem in my personal view. This is my personal understanding after I see their org/involvement directly HUma Tuma’s politic and personal life to disturb EPRP”s politic. NONSENCE KINIJIT stay where you are our leader is the EPRP”s leader he is nothing to do with your politic get out from EPRP and his personal life. You are shotelay for his life and EPRP. Who gives you permission to play in our field?

    Shotely
    ሾተላይ ነው – የሚረካ
    ሰው ከሰው ጋ – ሲያነካካ።
    Aለኻክሶ – Aጋግሎ
    Aረጋግቦ – Aቀጣጥሎ
    Aለባልቦ – Aጋግሞ
    Aንዱን ካንዱ – Aለታትሞ
    ይሳለቃል – Eዳር ቁሞ።
    ደስ ይለዋል – ሰው ሲጣላ
    Eርስ በርሱ – ሲበላላ
    ሲነካከስ – ሲጨራረስ
    ሲፈናከት – ደም ሲፋሰስ።
    ቤታችን ውስጥ – ዘሎ ገብቶ
    ላቡካ ይላል – Aይን Aውጥቶ።
    የሱን ህይወት – Aሳርሮ
    ማክሰል ይሻል – የኛን ኑሮ።
    ስለ ሰላም – መረጋጋት
    ስለፍቅር – ማውራት ማውጋት
    ለሾተላይ – ራስ ምታት
    የግር Eሳት – የጎን ውጋት።
    Aለቅላቂ – Aጎብጛቢ
    Aቸፍቻፊ – Aራጋቢ
    Aጫፋሪ – Aጨብጫቢ
    ምን ያረጋል – Eኛ ግቢ?
    Aልፎ ተርፎ – Aልጋችን ላይ
    ሲሸናበት – ይህ ሾተላይ
    ምን ነክቶን ነው – ቆመን ምናይ?
    መላ Eንመታ – Eንወያይ
    በክፉ Aይን – Aንተያይ።
    በግርግር – Aንሁን ሲሳይ
    ለሌባና – ለሾተላይ።
    Aለምክናይት – Aይልም ጠጋ
    ሾተላይ ሰው – ከሌባ ጋ።
    ሾተላዮች – ሌቦች ሁሉ
    ከግርግር – ያተርፋሉ
    በኛው ይለቅ – የኛ ጉዳይ
    ለሾተላይ
    ፊት Aናሳይ።

    Stay in Toronto and Seattle you do not have field to play in EPRP.

  161. Ato Asefa, Good job!!!

    “Komatan Komata Kalalut gebto yifetefitel”

    Tell him more.

  162. Yetagai dimts yichohal,
    Yichohal kemekabir,
    Tiglun afafim yilal,
    Tekito tagai alfual,
    tiglachin yiketilal!

    Manew yetetekaw tagai? Ene getachew natchew?

    Yalefut tagayoch ye zarewun EPRP ye chereba teskar ayitew,
    atsmachew ke mekabir wist tegelebete. Atsmatchew yifaredatchihu.

    Yematrebu, kersam, weregnoch, yetarik ateloch!

  163. Dear Getachew, you are fighting against OLF; I always like your effort and the truth about Oromo ethnic; however, unless you defend the Ethiopiawi–OROMOs when they pass through with violation and under attack by the people who have resist mentality/dirty like I heard from their radio saying Oromo individuals are
    “YALE ANQELBA YETAZELU” .
    Do you there is “Yale Anqelba Yetazele?” On whom? On Amhara? On Ethiopia? On EPRP? Or On KINIJIT? As if Ethiopia is not their country,as if EPRP is their party,as if Amhara is not their family ethnic, as if Kinijit is their party. What do we wait to hear more resist word than this? If you do not hear it yet I can tell you from which radio I heard, from which political party, from which city and org. about whom they said it.

    Dear Getachew, unless you defend Oromos, it does not make sense to be against OLF. they are fighting from this kind of racism Which is true!Oromo Ethiopians have to live with peace and freedom!

  164. From GETACHEW
    Brother Girmaye;
    Thanks for commenting.
    You said

    Thank you for the complementary.

    I didn’t heard and I do not know who said it. But having said that, if it was said according to the way you exactly putted it; I didn’t see any problem of saying about individuals. Individuals can’t represent the Oromo as a mass speaking. What you need to ask if that made you uncomfortable is “who are the individuals” then they will tell you who those individuals are. There are individual criminals from Oromo community, murderers, spoilers and mean spirited and individuals still talking wanted to destroy Ethiopia and made the skin of Amhara and Tigrayan skin (after they killed them) to use it as a water jar (water sack holder). These are individuals who claimed and defend OLF on the Oromo Pal Talk internet which I am sure you are aware of (posted on Ethiolion.com for months so the public be aware of what is been cooked for us by OLF).

    So, when we said individuals, these are not counted as Oromo people’s approval. Though, they claimed they represent Oromo people, I am sure the Oromo people do not want to destroy and eliminate Ethiopians from the face of the earth and mad our skin to use it for their water jar? Was it? I do not think so. So, individuals are always loose when they say things (as what Ibsa and the leaders of the OLF is been on the record all their speeches support the destruction of Ethiopia and what have you……). When such individuals say something, others are also saying something about individuals. It is expected. As long as the radio didn’t say ‘Oromo people ARE Be AnKelba Yetazelu”, you do not have to take it as unjust when individuals are attacked in such ways. The word itself means “exploiter, spoiler…., lazy) it depends the way the person presented it.

    .

    As I stated it earlier for all of you to see how the OLF members are still fighting and suing at each other in courts and insult each other. It should not be new for you to hear if any Ethiopian radio says there are individual Oromos “Be AnKelba Yetazelu”. There are worst individual OLF members who are Oromo who foamed not only against individual Ethiopian (Tigray, Amhara…) but at the entire community and ethnic – above all they go as far as eliminating Ethiopian people and Ethiopia. So, it should not have irritated you as long as individuals are attacked for what ever reason as long as they are not threatening them to kill them or eliminate them as some OLF members always threatening me to physically kill me which I have documented them. Butm, It is expected from individuals to hear such.

    So the exchange or attack against individuals “when specially the statement is saying “some Oromo individuals”
    It is legitimate, for the reasons I explained it to you.
    As far as your comment commenting and resisting and exposing OLF’s crime to the public. It is legitimate to do so, because OLF is the most dangerous conflict intensifier who committed ethnic cleansing (filed on record). If we make sure the Oromo people are well aware of these dangerous spoiled leaders of the organization not to heed it its criminal advice, we are doing a good job to the Oromo people and to the rest of the Ethiopians from involving themselves in such advice of destruction and ethnic cleansing. You can’t find a good defense to the Oromo people than to advice and educate them about OLF’s irrational policy and program. That way what happened in 1990, 1991-1992 will not repeat against killing of people to people perpetrated by OLF and the similar groups that I stated on my article
    Separately for all of you to be informed.

    I wish you too come and explain what you heard from OLF followers about not only individuals but also about Ethiopia, Amhara, Tigray and…. Condemned it right here as you. We all do our shares, the world will be okay. We individuals can only do so much. We need hands in this positive endeavor and mission-/-Thanks for your comment.

  165. Getachew ,

    The comment from Grimaye about the resist word about ethiopian Oromo was the usaul foolish music,

    In Amharic Emama,Emama,Emama

    In English Mami,Mami, Mami

    It was this music for your information because you said you did not heart it.

    It was from one arogant politicial take it easy nobody pay attention to his music.I heard even more unaccepted broadcast but it is better to ignore him,It is expecting from the broadcaster personal charactor the bottom line is he does not represent anybody except himselfe.Here you go Getachew we love ethiopian Oromos we are EPRP.This is our name before and now!!!

  166. Indeed!
    Thanks brother Wendimye Ato Tesema.

  167. You should be ashamed for posting this article at the same time for crying about Ethiopia unity. Instead of trying to mitigate the already existing hostility, you injected more hate by writing this ignorant article. Don’t blame others. The country reached to this stage because of people like you.

  168. To Getachew Reda
    It is very clear from your very superficial analysis that you are a type of person who is thick-head who would never learn from mistakes he or his ancessotrs committed! How on earth can you call Oromos as Ethiopians? Can South Sudanese people be people of Sudan (north) just because they are living in some geographic proximity? Can Palastine Arabs be Israelies despite loosing the vast majority of their piece of land to the Zionists (equivalent of Ethiopians), can Aboriginals of Australia be outsiders in their country just because the aggressive white people (again equivalent of Ethiopians) came to their land and enslave them? the answer is all similar….NO!

    Similarly, you cannot point me out a single character , a single value that relates Ethiopians and Oromos. Not only Oromos, but Gambella (Anuak), Ogadenis, Sidama. All these Peoples DO NOT belong to ETHIOPIA!

    The time of oppressing people to speak one language, to follow one religion, to eat ‘enjera and doro wet’, to wear “ye habesha kemis”…etc has gone already….long ago.

    OROMIA is Land of the OROMOS. Oromos do not belong to Ethiopia and vice versa.

    That is what OLF is struggling for. It is not what you blamber at this age near death.

    Oromia Shall Be Free!!!

  169. Why habasha feel seek if Oromo speaks out that he/she does not want to be called an “Ethiopian”? In deed there is no origin that related both in the history of human life. Naftenya, gun man, crossed the red sea and conquered Oromiyan people, the indeginious that caused detest today due to the cruelity the have commited. The force and tact they used to knee down Oromo before now is diluting and the mass came to realize habasha even can not be a neighbour rather than being considered as a kinship. Oromo did not want habasha`s resource, though they loot and use Oromos` resource leaving Oromos suffer form their miltreating, but opted to free their land and guide own life with full tranqulity of the nation and remarkable own development. still it is unwise for habash to think ruling over Oromo nation including so many other diverse tribes is simple ahead in the era where even children are inadevance to know what is good or bad for them let alone the adults. So leave them alone, pack and go in time!!!

  170. Termites control is a must for every home!

  171. Whether OLF is 3 or 4 it doesnot matter as long as all are struggling for the freedom of Oromia. You have to know that these dividion emanates from the democratic culture of the oromo people. Unlike our enemies/habeshas/, we donot go to eliminate each other by force. I consider the OLF factions as different war fronts struggling to free Oromia from Abysinian domination and occupation.

  172. You have very dirty mind! Grow up

    Victirt to Oromo People!

    • Victory to the Oromo People!

      • It Is Abissibans the spread about Oromo & OLF, there are no Times that habashas seek for peace but bathed with hate & igoism. I dont get why we Have to be’ etiopian while we born Oromo. Isentity Is identity that you naturally aquire. Thank we Like to stay Oromian, if we need dual passport that Is anither issue that individual interest. Example am American & Oromian citizen. But never ever tought of having dual with ethiopian pp.. Oh my God not even in my dream! I born & grow up in Oromia ! Am Proud Oromian!

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