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Sunday, September 16, 2007

It is not Hailu Vs. Brehanu

Ben of Ethiopiafirst.com wrote about the impending split in Kinijit. Ben put it as a split  between Kestedemena and AEUP, and Brehanu and Hailu. 
I don't think there is a split in that line. What has so far happened was a serious difference between a group which doesn't want to accept collective decision making and one which believes in democracy. We will see in time whether the difference will lead to a split. I will write my views about this more openly in the future. 
 

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ben is a well known EPRDF sympathizer. He is trying to spread woyane's lies.

Ben even has the nerve to interview Workineh Gebyehu about "security in Addis". As we all know Workineh's Fedral police is responsible for massacring 198 innocent civilians and terrorizing 50,000+ innocent youth after the elections.

Anonymous said...

Please brothers, the Ethiopian people is expected from its educated class unity in all aspects of political and social life. There is always difference but should be handled in a mature and responsible way. Belive me out of this break up only "Weyane" Meles, Lidetu banda group and someothers who hate Ethiopianism and its people will benifit. I beg Ato Hailu and Dr. Berhanu not to play a dangerous political game that will only benefit the dictator Meles and his evil agenda- to destroy even the spirit of Kinjit- which is already in the hearts of most Ethiopian people. Don't put yourself with people like Lidetu's stupidity and childish act and his group. Belive me again Weyane is going to entertain one of the splited group in order to divide the the strong opposition party.

Anonymous said...

Kinjit is a party with a solid democratic principle and has a clear manifesto. It is an open democratic party of our era. There is only one Kinjit. The so called Kestedamena etc are already dead!!!. It is a pity some people like Ben of Ethiopiafirst didn't realize that. My message to my Ethiopian brother Ben will be in Amharic "Ebakihin Beegiziabiher Ejihin kekinjit Anissa!" . You are not a member even a supporter of Kinjit. Kinjit as such belongs to the Ethiopian people not to individuals. That should be clear to everyone.God bless Ethiopia!! Down with enemies of Ethiopia!!

Anonymous said...

Don't even hate a lier and propgandist tool like Ben because it is giving us a clue what Weyane thinks and plans to his opposition. There is a saying, we united stand and we divided fall.
God Bless Ethiopia and its People!

Geda said...

EZ:
what the ethiopian people want is democracy , both inside and outside political partys.
We have to stand for democratic values, not against any body.
We want CUDP democratic in all its way. We don't want to have a king, rather democratic political leaders.
Ato Hailu has to behave like party chairman but not like a king whose word is the last word. No Sir ! our brothers died not to replace a dictater by a king.
We will stand for democracy which is against no body.

Geda

Anonymous said...

This is a time when TPLF/EPRDF supporters and/or kinijit haters pretend that they care and give their analysis/opinion/advice, etc. about the current situation within kinijit. They are trying to use this opportunity to destroy kinijit by giving an impression of a division of two groups when the problem is a leader who had so many positive qualities in the past, but who is seriously being brain washed by shaleqa and friends. Ato Hailu has refused to abide by democratic principles and making serious mistakes. please do not be fooled by comments in aigaforum, ethiopiafirst, debteraw, ethiolion and kinijit.com. They all hate the very spirit of kinijit and should stay away from its business.

Gould said...

Dear Zagol ,
Our country has been plagued by unwarranted division , suspicion , and mutual assured destruction.
You made two serious mistakes on this particualr issue today.
1. you responded to a staunch woayne advocate , ben. You did not have to do that - it ia a waste of time and effort.
2. you insinuated that Hailu Shawel is undemocratic. Is he? where is the official statment of the party on this matter? why rush for blame?.
when people are free to do whatever they please; they usually imitate each other.
politics is a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
We , the citizenry should be honest brokers , leveling the plain field for fair game. we should create the middle ground ,We should avoid siding one group against the other ,at least untill it is officially aknowledged. Hailu did great in the past mobilising the urban and rural constituency and he WAS the only person predicting victory ( rightly) before the infamous 2005 election (humans always make mistakes , no one is perfect), in most cases the good outweigs the bad . Birhanu and co also did great in formulating the political doctrine of the party, albeit amorphous and genuinly fought to establish lasting democratic institutions in that unfortunate and troubled nation. One group compliments the other. I expect you to tirelssely work to bring the two contesting ideas and groups together before pointing finger- which is easy and cheap.
For the sake of the suffering people of ethiopia, they should make a political compromise.Only the purists cannot make a compromise. they should do that , shake off the dust and sweat and move on to win tomorrow !.
Only the ruthless ethinocentric tyrant( AKA ) Meles will profit out of this foolish debacle.

Anonymous said...

We have to be also smart enough not to be used by Weyane Propogandist. The only way to defeat the enemy of democracy is to fight through our unity. And all website should really refrain from such divisive tactics of Weyane. To mention some of them who were victims recently but I think they are neutral includes ethiopianreview, ethiozagol, etc should be careful enough not to be used by Weyane tools of propaganda.

Anonymous said...

WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU PEOPLE?

WHILE YOU ARE ARGUING ABOUT WHO IS THE REAL LEADER OF KINJIT, TPLF CONTINUE TO RAPE MOTHER ETHIOPIA AND HER RESOURCES. STOP SQUABLING AND GET WITH THE PROGRAM OF REMOVING TPLF THE CRIME FAMILY.

Anonymous said...

WHAT ARE YOU GUYS (DIASPORADO) SHOUTING FOR???..THE CUD HAS NO LEGAL BASIS IN ETHIOPIA!!.."MIN TEYZO GUZO.."...OR ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO START ARMING STRUGGLE ....KIKIKIKIKK...THIS WILL TAKE YOU CENTURIES.....JUST KIDDING!....HERE COMES ANOTHER "WOYANE" DR. BIRHANU...KIKIKIKI...WHO WILL BE NEXT WOYANE...MAY BE...'HAILU SHAWL HIM SELF....KIKIKIKI...YOU BLAME WOYANE FOR YOUR PROBLEMS...SHAME ON YOU...I FEEL PROUD OF ETHIOPIA,BUT I REALLY FEEL SHAME WHEN I THINK OF YOU GUYS ARE ALSO ETHIOPIANS....THANKS TO GOD ETHIOPIAN IS NOW ON THE RIGHT TRUCK!!...YOUR EFFECT IN DESTROYING OUR BELOVED COUNTRY IS NEGLIGENT....YOU ARE SHOUTING FOR NOTHING..."LIB YALEW AGERU EYEGEBA NEW"...TO CONTRIBUTE HIS SHARE IN DEVELOPNIG OUR COUNTRY!!...IN 20 YEARS WE WILL BE ONE OF THR MIDDLE CLASS COUNTRIES..BUT YOU GUYS MAY BE SHOUTING TILL THAT TIME....WHO CARES!!...GOD BLESS YOU GUYS!!

Anonymous said...

That was simplistic. You don't quote grandstander for tribal dynasty(read Axumite civilization), like Ben as a source. You're simply lapping up the drools of an idiot.

Regarding the split - just look at the deportments of Birhanu - is that the demanours of a follower?

In spite of his brilliance and worldly exploits, Birhanu should be able to learn to humble himself for the sake of the struggle. And Hailu shawl, he should be cognizant of this fact and accomodate the ambitions of a younger and smarter man.

No need for inflamatory remarks, just keep them for yourself. No need for another ER

But, my "recommendation" to visit Ogaden (even past the millennium) still stands.

Anonymous said...

Collective leadership is not democratic!
in a democratic organization authority and responsibility are clearlly defined. the elected leader has full decision making powers and takes responsibility for his (good or bad)decisions.
the talk of collective leadership is always a cover for authoritorain leadership or refusal to take responsibility. All communists have alwas talked of collective leadership.
the kinijit split most probablly will happen along the lines of Acadamic- politicians(and their Virtual supporters) on the one hand and the practical politicians who have been making the dangereous ground-work and theirreal supporters in Ethiopia

Anonymous said...

Folks,

I just came back from the meeting Kinijit leaders had with Metro DC Ethiopians and Ethiopian-Americans at large from all over North America. I even saw a former classmate of mine who flew in all the way from Michigan to attend this event.

Let me just put it this way - our leaders understand that Kinijit is above all else about Ethiopia and Ethiopians and the effort to give every citizen an opportunity to determine her or his own future in a fair and democratic manner. Our leaders are committed to Kinijit above all else, they understand that they are (for the first time) articulating democracy, understading the option of agreeing to disagree, that the mission is about laying the fundamental structure for a society to move forward, learn from its mistakes and to leave a better country, a better citizenship to our children and for endless and countless generations of Ethiopians.

The political maturity, the eloquence, the grit, the determination and most of all the SPIRIT, yes the SPIRIT, is so evident in every face that I looked at, in the leaders faces, and in the heart of everybody, that even after all that has happened, that no one, not an individual, and certainly not group or a number of groups, can nullify the WANT AND NEED OF THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA. They understand this fact, they understand that they are fully accountable, they understand the road ahead is going to be full of potholes and challenges that will stretch the will of our people to the maximum, but in the end, the PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA, will get what they want and deserve.

They are merely articulating the thoughts and feelings of us ordinary folks in such a way that responsible and accountable democracy plants its roots firmly in Ethiopia. I am not a historian, but EPRDF was the most organized and disciplined group at the time Mengistu abandoned Ethiopia. Let's learn all that we can learn from all the past lessons, atriculate our thoughts and how we are going to achieve them - and not chatter about "he said she said" gossip.

Let's really reflect within our inner being and evaluate ourselves in what we have done for our country, what we need to do for our country and how we are going to do it. We have the know-how, we have the experience, we have the past lessons and now we have the SPIRIT WHICH WILL NEVER ABANDON ETHIOPIA NO MATTER WHAT!

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to work, think and raise funds to establish Ethiopian democracy. No more chatter, no more hate, no more "were" - but ACTION - peaceful persistent, determined and spiritual actions. Let's get to work please!

Ke akberote gara ...

Anonymous said...

EZ,

Shut the hell up!! I am bitterly angry at you and the group who are conspiring against the great Hailu Shawel.

Those are some of the questions listed below the five star fools could not answer - and we say you can run but you can not hide. You are naked my friend!!

-Why was the deligate couldn't form a solidiraity when Eng. Hailu Shawl's visa was denied?
-Why was the Diaspora issue becomes a priority before taking care of business at home first?
-Why was the group didn't try to resolve the crissis at home before boarding a plane to the hot bed Washington DC? Why the rush?
-After arriving at DC, why didn't the deligate minus Hailu Shawel tried to stay neutral of the crissis and resolve the crissis?
-Why no one from the deligate or the AD HOC commitee didn't show up when the great one arrived at the Airport in DC?

We have now the answer to all the above questions:

1)The VOA interview with Queen Medkisa on Sept. 14 and the secertly taped teleconference between Medikisa, Elias Kiflie and other groups now posted at www.ethiolion.com.

2) Eng. Hailu Shawel's live interview on www.ethiopiawinet.com.

Folks go visit the above websites and get the truth directly from the the horse's mouth.

Do not believe EZ. He is a liar and I am convinced more than ever he is working for Andargachiew Tsigie and the Woyannies.

OH my! I have never and never expected such kind of distasetful behviour from Dr. Berhanu Nega. I was having the higest regard for Berhanu and now that has been tarnished. What a waste? How could he choose to go that way - a down spiral way with Elias Kiflie? Money/Power or what?

Listen to Queen Mediksa on the VOA and the Teleconference. I am sad on a way that how could it be such an incompetent and hot head person is a Vice President of the CUD? She has totally lost it. I will never have any respect for this lady. If the CUD was in government she she would have been a vice president of a country. What a disaster!!

The five star fools and I am told there are plenty who are now touring Europe that has been plotting the tragedy secretly with Andargachiew Tsigie and Elias Kiflie.

Let us pray for Eng. Hailu Shawel to get better. He will fix this problem or Kinijit is done. Folks, go listen to this gentleman on the above mentioned website and be the judge.

And for EZ - you are not a sincere human being.

My heart is broken. And I am done with Kinijit.

Anonymous said...

Kinijit menfes new, Erkus menfes!!!!
A pary based on myth will remain a myth!!!

Anonymous said...

Guys,

Hailu is a great leader. You know Berhanu and Co only know how to talk. Berhanu is a coward. He was even willing to appear to the May 7, 2005 demonstartion.

That is all.

Anonymous said...

Guys,

Hailu is a great leader. You know Berhanu and Co only know how to talk. Berhanu is a coward. He was not even willing to appear to the May 7, 2005 demonstartion.

That is all.

Anonymous said...

Kinijit is dead. A political party patched together out of convenience is now showing its weakness. Can you imagine if this organization was actually running a country of 80 Million. Good Lord, God has spared us. Kinijit is dead or if you do choose to revive it, it will be KINIJITS, about 4 of them. But understand one thing, weyane is no where near by. Who are you gonna blame it on? You gotta find somebody. YOu can't just accept the fact that you are dysfuncitonal can you? Not you. You are too arrogant for that. Accordingly, I watch you disintegrate into the abyss of irrelevance. Hagos predicted it and so shall it be. Hagos.

patriot said...

EZ, you can say whatever you want, HAILU SHAWEL REMAINS THE ONLY TRUELY ELECTED LEADER OF THE CUDP AND THE COUNTRY. HE HAS INDISPENSIBLE POWER TO DROP OR FIRE ANY OF THE CONSPIRING WOYANNIE-VIRUS-INFECTED ELEMENTS WITHIN THE PARTY. Everyone in Diaspora people respect HAILU SHAWEL, and recognize him as the leader of the party, hence he is the elected leader of CUDP as well as the country at large. What we need now is for TPLF-WOYANNIE to submit power to the properly elected leader of the winning party (HAILU SHAWEL) and the country.

EZ, ER, WALTA, AIGAFORUM, EReporter or any other website may promote WOYANNIE SPY thru coersion and bribe, we all know who the leader of KINJIT is. I plan to run with Mr. HAILU SHAWEL and get the endorsement of Diaspora in my region to come back and give WOYANNIE THE HELL!!!

Now that the gloves are off, we know who is who. Our next mission will be PURGING the party and cleaning our house, before we clean our country.

HAILU SHAWEL = KINJIT and
KINJIT = HAILU SHAWEL

PATRIOT

Anonymous said...

Ben the Pharmacist = Weyane supporter = www.Ethiopiafirst.com


We know him well and was seen in Addis selling the berbere he brought back from D.C. The question is, did he sell the books he took to Ethiopia.

I don't consider him to be a credible source about kinijit. His intentions are to divide the diaspora and confuse the mass.

His previous posting has reveled that he has access to government information especially to Prof. Ephrem and his work. His recent interview with the head of Federal Police in Addis Abeba is another example of how connected he is. I bet Ben was celebrating the New Year Eve party with Meles at the 10 million Birr temporary concert hall. I know he had a chance to take pictures of the facility before its doors open for the rest of the hodams.

Ben, we are watching you and we know where you stand on fundmental issues about Ethiopia. Divide and rule is not going to work this time.

Anonymous said...

I suggest ben's website 'Ethiopia first' be renamed "WOYANE FIRST" because that's what it has become! Lured by economic benefits he wants from the regime in addis, Ben is liking the blood from the hands of government that killed innocent civilians who wished democracy from their mother land. Ben: Just remember woyane eats her child as well!

Anonymous said...

EZ

Just using your words

What has so far happened was a serious difference between a group which wants to be a “loyal” opposition (as ordered by TPLF and under the supervision of TPLF) and one which believes CUD should continue to fight for freedom neglecting TPLF’s word of warning!

Anonymous said...

Z - I am afraid it is very much so, Hailu vs Brhanu. After hearing both speak yesterday, I don't know how else to put it. Now, you may have more refined language such as " group which doesn't want to accept collective decision making and one which believes in democracy", but for us simple folk, it is Hailu vs. Brhanu. Hopefully, these two will know better than to split the organization. I know, at this point, you are probably thinking, us simple folk are also stupid, and you may right.

Anonymous said...

It is a bizarree.
It is them who sacrificed more to the cause of Kinijit.But things seems to go in unwisely manner.
With all due regards for Eng Hailu.It is embarassing to hear in the radio program where he gave an interview minutes before ;an insult to his comerades.
Berhanu was also making tactical speech there.
No need to deny & accuse each other.
berhanu or hailu , birtukan or muluneh; Kinijit is more than the individual themselves.
THE WHOLE IS MORE THAN THE SUM OF PARTS.
PLZ leave aside your ego and come to the sense of Ethiopian people.
no one is above the ethiopian people.

Anonymous said...

Hailu Shawel needs to take a rest. He needs to be happy there are young, energetic, articulate and intelligent leaders like Birtukan and Dr Birhanu to take over his responsiblities as a party chairman. He is old and way too sick to lead the party. He should learn from the "father of human rights"- prof Mesfin Woldemariam.

To those idiots like Patriot =Parot, please do not irritate us with your highly stupid and ignorant remarks. Kinijit (or any other party) should not about personalities. It is very obvious now that little minds like you NEVER UNDERSTOOD what Kinijit is about and looks like you never will. You probably support Kinijit for all the wrong reasons that are not worth mentioning here. On the other hand we are fortunate to have hard working and objective journalists like EZ and ER. We are proud of you.

Keep up the good work.

Kinijit belongs to the Ethiopian PEOPLE.

AleQa Bru

Anonymous said...

For those of you who argue against Kinijit and the current status of the party, we understand your motives. It seems like you still don't understand the principles of Kinijit and the leaders. This popular movement is more than an individual or different interest groups. After hearing Hailu Showel's millennium message from Addis Abeba, I have concluded that he is getting ready to pass the torch due to his age and most importantly for health reasons. As a democratic party, one should accept this and move on by electing a new new and strong leader. As not to damage the party (kinijit), Mr. Showel should be professional, democratic and open if he wishes to move on in a different direction. He should also be politically astute so, the ruling party (EPRDF/TPLF) will not use this opportunity for propaganda and misinformation.

As the current leader of the party, he will have to take the lead in investigation about the missing fund and other party issues before he makes his next move. If not he will be a damaged good like Kehedetu Lidetu Ayalew.

For the EPRDF/ TPLF supporters on this message board.....

Boys and girls,ladies and gentlemen, Ato and W/ro's...... Kinijit is not and will not be divided. I know you always wish us the worst. Keep on dreaming.

KINIJIT ye selam menfes new
Ethiopians Unite.

God Bless Ethiopia.

Anonymous said...

I had a great respect for Dr. Birhanu as well as w/t Birtukan. Well as of yesterday, I have never thought Dr. Birhanu is such a moron and has a power ego like Meles. I'm very sorry sister Birtukan you are a puppet for Dr. Birhanu. You are the vice president of Kinigit not Kestedamina. Shame, shame, shame one you. You made Meles one of the happiest man in the World. You are a bunch of hodam. Those who sacrifice their life for the sake of democracy will look at you from their grave and spit at you. You all go to hell.

God Bless Ethiopia.

Anonymous said...

what is going on??? where is the radio link?? some one please give me the radio link

i read news about this from Jimma Times website http://www.jimmatimes.com/index.cfm

but is the radio secretly hiding the interview??? it doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

EZ,

Don't insult our intelligence. You are a boring liar.

BOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Anonymous said...

Zagoliye,

Whatever the reason is ALL THE KINIJIT SHOULD BE ABLE TO SOLVE IT BY THEMSELVES. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY OUT. NO ROOM FOR DIVISION.

THE BIGGEST ISSUE IS OUR PEOPLE AND THE COUNTRY'S FATE IS IN BIG DANGER. WE ARE DIVERTING OUR ATTENTION TO THE SMALL ONE, PLEASE PLEASE LET US PUSH THEM TO FORCUS ON THE BIG PCTURE, NOT ON THE LITTLE INDIVIDUAL ISSUE/PROBLEM.

EZ, AS ALWAYS WE TRUST YOU TO DIRECT IT ONLY ON THIS DIRECTION, NOT ON INDIVIDUALS/the parties that who made kinijit.

Anonymous said...

Let Hailu go with his old friends and old tactics. We have no time to stand behind the messed up old generation empty adventure and shallow proud.

Anonymous said...

Hailu's radio interview can be heard at http://andenet.com/news.html
Try the first one (9/16).
We will prevail.

Anonymous said...

LE BEN WELAWAYU:
It really amazes me how Ethiopiafirst.com is getting from bad to worse every minute. He can no more be a blogger for truth. He posted an interview where by H.E. Bertukan tried to address the "issue of whether the earlier arrived delegation would be at airport to welcome Eng. Hailu", she replied, the decision is strange for them as he earlier decided not joining them, and now that he came here, THEY EXPECT A CALL FROM HIM explaining the reason period. We heard that also he has been invited by Ato Aklog to join the meeting period.
Hey Ben, come to your senses man, "Doro siyawk ... ", we love Eng. and we are still hopeful he would join his compatriots. Ethiopian people go too far for people whom they love. That was seen to the last minute of your friend lildetu and dr. taye. This is the most humble leadership, despite the clear knowledge of his absence in meetings and his disappointment of the reversal of his decisions to include Dr. Taye, they are still a kind of like begging him for the sake of Ethiopia. After enjoying your Sheraton new year VIP celebration, you came back to insult the diaspora again. Now keep your fingers away from KINIJIT, you better keep on your loyalty to who ever you wish - welawayoch are all good as opportunists, because meddling in the name of "neutral" stand is easier, but a single inch of support for truth is bitter and it requires a special gut - your system lacks that.
Never get mixed with those who sacrificed in the dark cells for two years. Indeed the question was properly addressed, but as diplomatically as possible, probably she couldn't have said more, whether to understand her wisdom or not, is up to you. But don't use your small brain to interpret people's visionary thinking. You better learn from those bloggers like EZ, if you have the gut you would have asked why all in Europe, south Africa, Australia are willing for this tour and not the chairman, get your finger to his corrupt friends who seem still hesitating to emancipate themselves from a feudalistic thinking. If any symptom of such nature gets its grip to any one of them including Dr. Berhanu, (hope you don't forget as you put him man of the year), they will face living with the decision of "collective leadership" or else enjoy their individual rights leaving the party with grace.
BTW, we visit your web to evaluate how you are disgracing yourself every minute. Nevertheless, I am only happy to write it on such non-partisan blogs like EZ. Man come and attend how they function in maintaining integrity.

Anonymous said...

Ben is a** ho**

Anonymous said...

PURGING KINJIT SHOULD BE THE NEXT MOVE.

I agree with "Patriot", our aim is to bring everyone to the understanding that we mean business. Hailu Shawel is the elected leader o the party. Untill another meeting is held and proper leader is elected Eng. Hailu Shawel remains the leader of the party. Diaspora is a very small number of people, we have to consider the 70 million people in Ethiopia. They elected Eng. Hailu Shawel to be the leader of the party to fix Ethiopia destroyed by TPLF.

This meeting is only informal, whatever is said, Eng. Hailu has the poewr to endorse and fire individuals that are not willing to work under his leadership. All we know is Eng. Hailu is our leader to take the country back from the TPLF-hyena. The reason the Americans didn't like Eng. Hailu is because he does not compromise the country's future for a bribe like Meles is doing. The Americans are looking for a corruptable person so the country's foreign policy remains in their hand. That is why they are endorsing the other junior leaders at the expense of 70 million Ethiopians. TPLF prefers to deal with the other leaders, because TPLF understands the popularity of Hailu Shawel, and they also understand the rush and harry to grab power by Berhanu Nega and Burtukan Mekdisa. Trust me, Eng. Hailu is the man for the country.

WE WANT ENG. HAILU SHAWEL

Anonymous said...

What is Ben smoking? What a great news you have brought us from Addis. After smoothing with
"your people" at Sheraton and the new concert hall for the millennium, you are here to tell us Kinijit's future and its leadership. Ha ha ha .....

Ben, you loosing it. Your credibility is on the line. I am sure everyone is finding out who you ARE by now.

Concerned friends from the Tri State area (DC, MD, & VA)

Anonymous said...

Thanks EZ for all the thing you are doing.
I was a big fan of Kinijit.Now i think Kinijit´s fate is over.just an hour ago I was loughing while listening at Bednu adem interview at a web site. fairly speaking he is a Dummy.It is a shame for kinijit for such a man to be popular in the name of kinijit. when He speaks;it looks like a rumor of Tej Bet.
please anyone who knows this guy please speak up.Is he a customer of ATILEFUNG TEJ BET ?
Those who listen to his speech seriously must be moron or Tejam in a VIRTUAL TEJ BET (Abo qidalachewu ke ber melis!).

Lelawu
birhanum honu birtukan woyim;the gentle Dr hailu; they shouldnt make this grave mistake.(EZ you are prophetic on this regard) .If it is not for an Ego trip ;why not they came to the airport and/or do something that seems reasonable.
Oh bullshit
Kinijit is on the way to die! Only the miracle can save it.
Before finishing my statement; those guys in the virtual tej bet started to count who is on their side.
One drunkerd raised his hand " Is proffesor mesfin is in our side or in that side?"
Mr bedinu "oh i spoke with him on this agenda.proffesor mesfin doesnt like when some body speak on his behalf.anyway... (one sip of tej);you better ask him."
I am not joking.go and listen to his interview.
Ato Bedinu proudly denied the presence of the so called Kinijit.
please Dont think that this is a slip of a tongou.he repeated this denial more than ten times in the interview.

tesfawu

Anonymous said...

please listen to Adem Bedru at:

http://andenet.com/news.html

Adem Bedru says no one can fire HAILU SHAWEL. He is the only leader of KINJIT, he has indespensible power to demote or fire anyone he deems difficult to work with. Purging will go ahead and all the spies have to be cleansed. All the delegates are sid to be WRONG, there 60 KINJIT committee members and only 15 of them get together to go ahead with removing HAILU SHAWEL and it lacks ligitimacy.

HAILU SHAWEL REMAINS TO BE THE LEADER OF THE PARTY AND THE COUNTRY.

Anonymous said...

I do not get it at all. We in the West think better than those Ethiopians back at home. They are the one who should decide as to who should be their leader. Here in the West, we are just making things worst. After all who gave us a mandate to make decision who should be their leader??? Talking is easy. So let us leave politics to the politicians and those who are affected by it, and not Diasporas who loose nothing.

Belemo

Anonymous said...

Unlike other parties CUD has always been the heart of all kinds of Ethiopians. Among CUD's leadership very strong and articulate individuals have support from all over Ethiopia. For years the unity of the opposition was craved for by millions and indeed CUD managed to do that in less than six months before election 2005 (read Kiflu Tadesse's book GINBOT 97). There was always massive opposition to TPLF but it wasn't united in such a way before the rainbow, the smallest of the four which made CUD, did it.

Ethiopians were very happy b/c Meles stopped the vote counting and declared state of emergency while the country was totally at peace, which proved to the whole world that CUD hasn't only won in Addis but also through out the country except in Tigray. Anybody who was alive in 2005 knows that.

Engineer Hailu led and Dr. Berhanu became very famous and so did Birtukan and Muluneh and a few dozen CUD leaders. But the most famous was Kihidetu at that time. Nobody cared for how long Kihidetu was the beloved Lidetu from Wello who spoke in ordinary-man's language unlike the good intentioned but sophisticated drs, engineers and professors b/c Lidetu became 'hodam'kihidetu and power hungry and was the mole of TPLF in CUD who was leaking crucial information that the most hated journalist was printing in those traumatic days following the election.

Dr. Berhanu's book came out and it didn't say too many new things but for those of us with short memory and attention spans, it became the best book ever written in Amharic. Dr. Berhanu was defending Engineer Hailu against the TPLF-started rumor of Hailu being a dictator.

Muluneh, Professor Yakob, Dr. Hailu and Professor Mesfin and many other leaders didn't let TPLF get the satisfaction and they stayed strong and wrote from prison too but Judge Birtukan's SPIRIT-message struck a chord in the nation and it stuck. Now CUD wasn't about individuals but about Ethiopia. Birtukan became the new Empress Tayitu in most Ethiopians' minds. CUD is not Dr. Berhanu or Engineer Hailu. Engineer Hailu is the chairman of CUD and Dr. Berhanu is the very first elected mayor of Addis Abeba, Birtukan is vice chairman and Muluneh is the secretary. But most of all CUD is above all of the leaders and it belongs to Ethiopians from all four corners of Ethiopia. CUD is about loving Ethiopia and freeing Ethiopia from tyranny, CUD is,for first time in 3000 years of our history, about giving the common Ethiopian a voice. CUD has chosen to carry the cross and suffer or die if need be. That is why the nation of Ethiopia trusts CUD. The CUD made a difficult decision and chose to suffer instead of selling out. These are the people full of life and lots of reasons to live for with families and friends and the whole nation that loves them who chose to go to prison for the people that voted for them on 15.05.05

There will be other parties competing and winning elections in the future. At this very important juncture in our history though, CUD is the best to lead Ethiopia in to a bright future. For once in our entire history there is a party who listens to the common folk, who welcomes different ideas and differences and at the same time empowers the common people. For first time in our history there is a political party who doesn't need guns to get into Menilik's palace.

If it was CUD who was ruling in new year 2000 in our calendar as it was suppossed to, we would have heard a lot of sincere speeches from our leaders regretting the dark ages and the oppressions and the slave trades feudalism and military and ethnic apartheid and all evil acts of those tyrannical governments and poison gas genocide in 1930s by foreign invaders and her own tyrants who slaughtered Ethiopians for hundreds of years. And also the spirituality of the Ethiopian core mentality which made the poor country free of foreign colonization for so long against all odds, the role Ethiopia played in the world and the battles she won for herself and fellow colored people of this world of ours (Ethiopia's craving to defeat racism like in 'wend yifeleg bibal Hannibal tegegne' songs and 'arb-arb yisheberal Jerusalem' fookera, and of the thousands of heroes who died for her expecting nothing in return for centuries. In short, if it was CUD who was the government instead of tyranny, there would've been truly uplifting speeches which would've inspired the nation to come together and to work harder to get rid of diseases and poverty and other social problems like ethnicism.

The only speech I heard in Addis Ababa that was uplifting came from Ahmed Konarry(?) of African Union and he is not even Ethiopian. What a shame

Anonymous said...

shame on you dr. Berhanu, Bertukan and company "AFER BELU!!!!!!"

Anonymous said...

EZ,

You can fool some people sometimes but you can't fool all the people all the time.

Anonymous said...

Please if you people out there are taking "BEN" as an issue then you do not know the value of the struggle Ethiopians are dying for.
BEN has one foot with EPRDF the other with the civic society and he has been begging for Alamudin crums using Canadians sympathy painting himself passionate.Man! there are better people right in Ethiopia,who have nothing but brave to fight these tugs so ignore him!!!he has been imprinting his name and logo to rob Ethiopians in a broad day light.

Anonymous said...

Ibakachihu zmmmm bellu. Let is leave this type of politics to the politicians. THE CORE ISSUE IS TO SAVE THE DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT. With your superficial comments and insults, you are only supporting the biggest enemy of our country: Melles Zenawi.

Anonymous said...

No matter how you coin it or spin it, YES, this is HAILU Vs BREHANU

Anonymous said...

I did not expected that Berhanu is just like that whom I thoght a principled man and democrat. Why with all his difference failed to wel-come the Kinijit leader Hailu Shawl who ever he is and what ever he does? Is he joking with democracy tolerance? Where is his position? OH! Now I start to doubt...
Let God Bless Ethiopia!