By Drs. Tsegezab Gebregergis
In Eritrea, under the fascistic rule of the Eritrean dictator which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day: fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing family, property, or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure.
The good news today is that, in a dramatic new development on September 1, 2020, under cover of darkness, the brave and courageous sons of Eritrea fired the first round of bullets in merciless punishment of the assassination squads working and operating clandestinely for the rogue PFDJ regime of Issayas Afeworki in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
This heroic action by the Eritrean resistance forces for the salvation of Eritrea and its people is as historically important as those first bullets fired on September 1 1961 from the machine guns of Idris Awate to herald the birth of the Eritrean people’s struggle for freedom, justice, and national independence.
With the firing of the freedom bullets on September 1, 2020 – an operation that successfully created panic and shockwaves within the enemy ranks – the hunting of the hunters and hatchet-men working for the Eritrean dictator has begun.
Let the readers of Mdrebahri.com also rejoice that not only was this operation conducted successfully by our gallant fighters, but they also returned safely to their base.
It must be clearly understood that the anger of the Eritrean people has now reached saturation level. Therefore, from now on, no one operating for the fascist regime, clandestinely or otherwise, will be safe and no one will be spared any longer. Indeed, the hunting-ground for the campaign against the dictator’s assassination squads, spies, and hatchet-men and -women will soon be extended to wherever they are secretly operating.
From now on, the assassins on the payroll of the fascist regime can run but there will be no hiding-place for them. Let it be known that the Eritrean soldiers for justice and freedom are in every corner of the world.
Some Background to the Present dangers facing Eritrea
The Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) was the mother organisation which started the Eritrean armed struggle to oust the Amhara rulers of Eritrea in September 1961. In opposition to the ELF, the EPLF emerged in the early years of the 1970s and became the sole dominant organisation during the 1980s.
From its inception, Issayas Afeworki’s PLF/EPLF and its criminal associates have been busy assassinating Eritrean patriots. To date, they have killed thousands of Eritrean heroes and heroines opposed to the fast-spreading tentacles of the Eritrean dictator.
The murders by the secretly formed assassination squads and spies operating clandestinely for Afeworki took place inside Eritrea, Sudan, and Ethiopia, but even in Europe and North America they hunted down and killed Afeworki’s political opponents, using cyanide and other poisonous substances. In Sudan alone, hundreds of the best ELF political cadres were selectively murdered by the assassination squads sent by Afeworki and his criminal associates.
Deception and Lies are the Modus Operandi of the EPLF/PFDJ Leadership
During the period of the armed struggle, especially during the early 1970s – i.e. before the PLF/EPLF succeeded in ousting the ELF from Eritrea in the 1980s – in order to hoodwink and win over the progressive Eritrean youth and the socialist countries, its leadership was constantly engaged in an elaborate deception. During this period, it tried to give the impression that it was a progressive and anti-imperialist organisation struggling to bring political and economic emancipation to the oppressed Eritrean people.
As part of its deception, the organisation struck an anti-imperialist pose, pretending that it was committed to constructing a society in which no man would be exploited and acting as if it was genuinely concerned about the living conditions of the Eritrean peasant population. Indeed, the organisation falsely boasted of conducting literacy campaigns in the rural areas, securing women’s rights, and improving of the health and sanitation of people in the liberated areas. In reality, however, these were all hoaxes aimed at buying time and confusing the Eritrean people.
The truth is that, since its inception in the early 1970s, the EPLF did not have a national agenda to speak of. Indeed, from the outset, the organisation was created and moulded in the image of one man and was busy promoting the immediate and long-term hidden political project of its supremo. Strange as it may seem to the unaware, the hidden political project of Issayas Afeworki and his criminal associates is nothing other than the gradual, systematic, and complete destruction of Eritrea as a sovereign entity, with the aim of finally handing the country over to Ethiopia and removing it from the world map.
Belatedly, however, we now know that this grand deception and conspiracy against the legitimate struggle of the Eritrean people for national independence began in 1966, the year in which Afeworki surreptitiously joined the struggle for Eritrean independence. Indeed, Afeworki was trained by the US- and Israeli-trained Ethiopian intelligence agency under the rule of Emperor Haile Selassie and sent to infiltrate and subvert the Eritrean struggle for independence from within and to weaken and destroy the ELF, the nationalist rival organisation to the PLF.
Afeworki believed that, without the complete destruction of the ELF, the destruction of Eritrea itself could not be accomplished. Therefore, in order to achieve the political and economic destruction of Eritrea, this demonic dictator was active for decades attempting to liquidate the ELF and selectively and secretly murdering and imprisoning the best sons and daughters of Eritrea, who were perceived to oppose his evil political project.
At present, the Eritrean dictator has openly allied himself with the historical enemies of Eritrea and its people and is now working hand-in-glove with them. These enemies are none other than the Amhara political and intellectual elite, i.e. those who perceive and feel that Ethiopia without Eritrea is like a human being without a head and lungs.
Thus, as a traitor and agent of the Ethiopian government, Issayas Afeworki and his criminal associates – using every form of deception – are fulfilling the wild and undying ambitions and dreams of the expansionist Amhara elite in Ethiopia.
Obviously, the wishes of the chauvinist forces in Ethiopia is the complete destruction of Eritrea as a political unit and its erasure from the political map of the world. However, the fascist Eritrean dictator and the Amhara elite must clearly understand that, while they still have time, their wild ambition will not be realised as long as there remain even a tiny minority of Eritreans who are prepared to shed their blood in defence of the honour and sovereignty of Eritrea and its people.
Some Concluding Remarks
I believe that it is of the utmost importance that all Eritreans are acutely aware that the man who is relentlessly busy destroying Eritrea and its people, and who has already committed incalculable and terrifying crimes against “his people”, is none other than Issayas Afeworki. This is the man in whom the Eritrean people initially put their strong trust and to whom they handed over all the master keys of the country and its strategically located ports, Assab and Massawa. This is also the man who tragically betrayed Eritrea and its people crudely and cruelly.
Consequently, the crimes committed by Afeworki and his associates against Eritrea and its people are monumental and unforgivable.
Therefore, at this crucial period in our history, the Eritrean dictator, his criminal associates, his assassins, spies, informers, and hatchet-men and -women are legitimate targets for the Eritrean resistance forces struggling to save Eritrea and its people by any means available to them.
Let it be known to friends and foes alike that the Eritrean people have paid with rivers of blood to achieve a politically independent Eritrea with secure and clearly defined borders. Therefore, regardless of the cost, the best sons and daughters of Eritrea are going to defend and save the sovereign independence of Eritrea.
Indeed, sovereign Eritrea will shine forever.
God bless Eritrea and its people!
Down with the fascist dictator and his criminal associates!