Drs. Tsegezab Gebregergis
It is somewhat unsettling, after three decades of Eritrean independence, that there is a lingering sense of unfinished business from the days of the struggle.
I am talking about the bizarre political behaviour of the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ).
The PFDJ is a vile organisation with no redeeming qualities. Its aim is the destruction of Eritrean sovereignty and identity and the destabilization of Ethiopia.
The actions of the PFDJ over the last two years have demonstrated this reality to the people of the region and particularly to the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia.
It is also unprecedented, and perhaps for the first time in history, that the vile and sadistic dictator of a small country is daring, goading and antagonising a heavily militarised country of 100 million people in an irresponsible manner.
A lot is happening as a result. People are very frustrated. They are looking for answers and for an end to the provocation and conflict. They are also looking to stop the bad news that comes out as a result.
People are frustrated because they are not certain what is coming next from the PFDJ headquarters. All this craziness is coming out of one place: Adi Hallo, Eritrea.
I am certain that, in due time – and, I guess, shortly – there will be an outcome to the crazy actions of the despicable Eritrean dictator, Issayas Afeworki.
I am certain that the regional government of Tigrai, and its regional allies in Ethiopia and among the oppressed Eritrean people, will have the real answers to the planned suicidal military action of the Eritrean fascist dictator and his Ethiopian counterpart, Abiy Ahmed. I am sure that this will come to pass.
This raises some questions:
- a) Where are the people of Eritrea in this and how do they feel about it?
- b) Where are the dictator’s supporters in the diaspora? Are they complicit? Are they silent because they agree with the PFDJ’s mission to cause the destruction of Eritrea? And do they know how the people of Eritrea will be perceived in the long term and what this means for their future?
The people of Eritrea and Ethiopia deserve peace and stability. However, the unprincipled and warmongering governments of both Eritrea and Ethiopia have been, and remain, very hostile to aspirations for peace and stability among the people of the two countries.
Will things continue in this direction? Everything has a limit and I feel that we are witnessing it. It is time to look forward to a future of Eritrea free from PFDJ gangs and the craziness of its ruler.
It is time to dream about a prosperous and peaceful future for Eritrea. However, for this to happen, we must focus on, and completely eradicate, the roots and branches of PFDJ rule in Eritrea. There is no other way.