Mankelklot Haile Selassie (PhD) – December 29, 2011
Mankelklot Haile Selassie (PhD) – December 29, 2011
I deliberately kept my comment this late so that it will not be swallowed up by the discussion that was in progress at the time regarding the name of the flag, that is, whether it should be called BANDIRA or SENDEQ ALAMA? I wanted it to be independently felt, viewed, and recognized. The main reason for sharing this remark is to point out what was overlooked in the discussion. In my opinion, generally, our community has a very serious problem of looking into issues very critically and following it up to its source no matter of its consequences. Here is what was overlooked.
In my opinion, first, the relationship between Berhanu Nega and G-7 has to be established clearly. Ginbot 7 is equal to Berhanu Nega. As I have repeatedly stated before, I will say it again. He is the brain and the mouth of Ginbot 7. As it is the case with TPLF, Meles Zenawi is the brain and the mouth of TPLF. Ginbot 7 does not exist without Berhanu Nega.
Having established this relationship, the track record of Berhanu Nega should have shown the red flag for the issue of G-7 and the flag issue to have been discussed very seriously. Berhanu Nega has an inherent potential to turn into a full fledged traitor. His activities while he was inside Qinijit attests to this potential of his behavior. That was what he exactly did to the struggle of Ethiopian people while he was inside Qinjit. He was a mole inside Qinijit. He was an instrument of Meles Zenawi through Bereket Semon. Bereket Semon had put a leash in his neck to keep him under his full control. Berhanu Nega himself cannot deny the working relationship he had with Bereket Semon. So, to begin with this is the track record of Berhanu Nega.
How do you entertain this. If Meles Zenaw called Berhanu Nega and told him his terrorism and any other charges would be dropped but come back and be the Minister of X department, Berhanu Nega will pack up and go back to Ethiopia in a heartbeat. Because, that is the corrupt fabric that he is made up of. He is living in lies and fabrications.
Hypocrisy. Naturally if one joined a fabricator and a liar organization OLF he must be a liar and a fabricator himself. Ginbor 7 is a fake organization. It is fake because it was formed by fake individuals namely Berhanu Nega and Andargachew Tisige. This two individuals are fake because of their track records. There you have it. Agree or disagree I am sticking with it. In addition please read my article WUHIDET Incubated Kestedamenas Coup De-tat of October 13, 2007. You will find a sub-topic, BERHANU NEGAS ROLE INSIDE QINIJIT there.
The flag of Ethiopia; the unity of Ethiopian people; and the territorial integrity of Ethiopia are absolutely nonnegotiable. To which ones of these three do you correspond Berhanu Negas track record, hence to that of Ginbot 7?
I have also listened to his most recent ESAT interview. Here too one can clearly see his inherently opportunistic behavior. For example in the first segment of the interview when he was responding to the question of road and other infrastructure constructions in relations to economic development, Berhanu Nega, never specifically connected these money making motivated activities to the business empire that TPLF is still running. And how the constructions of roads, the constructions of buildings of any type are being used by this Mafia group as a conduit to fill its treasury and finally funnel it to banks abroad. For example, the construction related companies, cement factories, import export department, and the banks owned by TPLF were and still are systematically being used to supply needed materials and provide services for the above mentioned infrastructure constructions and construction related activities thereby almost completely cutting out private competitions. It is an elaborately structured blood sucking network. An authentic opposition political leader would have itemized this blood sucking mechanism emphatically thereby expose the regime. Berhanu Nega did not do it. Amazingly it is consistent with the Hearing he had in congress in front of Rep. Donald Payne and Rep. Christopher Smith, Ethiopias human rights and democratic rights champions, which I specifically pointed out particularly how he did not mention about the economic misery of Ethiopian people, in the article of mine I indicated above. Meles Zenawi and Berket Semon will of course thank him for the services he is providing them. He is a living-breathing fake individual.
The second factor that shows his fakeness is how he responded to the question of the unity of Ethiopian people and the OLF related issues. In fact he presented himself as the champion of the unity of Ethiopian people. Andargachew Tsige in the same TV station when debating Ayalsew Dessey, could not say or could not even swallow the statement the unity of Ethiopian people. He had a very hard time. There is no doubt, in that Interview, Andargachew Tsige was projecting the philosophy of Ginbot 7, hence Berhanu Negas. This journalist should have brought up what Andargachew Tsige said and asked Berhanu Nega to comment on it. Not to bring up such contradictory and a very critical statement to be clarified to the public shows the weakness of the journalist in charge of the program or it is simply an opportunism, which I have noticed repeatedly in previous cases. I have pointed out this position of Andargachew Tsige in my article OLFs inconsistencies, lies, and Fabrications of History of August 2011, without mentioning his name.
The other issue that should be exposed is how he tried to validate what he is doing with OLF. He was deliberately evading the issue, he was more or less boasting, by confusing between talking to influence to bring to ones desired positive position, and providing a forum. Berhanu Nega was doing the later one. He was providing OLF a forum to regurgitate its fabricated grievances and lies. For example, here is one of the blatant lies. In Seattle, the representative of an OLF group, with full confidence of not being challenged, said that OLF never set out for secession. Berhanu Nega and Aregawi Berhe were there sitting like robots and listening. No one of them did have the gut and dare challenge the truth of this blatant lie based on OLFs historical facts. Aregawi Berhe wrote an article after the fact asking OLF to clarify what it stated in Seattle. It is too late and will not have any impact or consequence on anything. The responsible way would have been to do it while the iron was hot.
To bring the OLF groups to a round table and discuss the differences very seriously so that it will change its position of independence and join the opposition forces is the right thing to do. I can boldly say that Berhanu Nega never tried to take this kind of constructive initiative. An initiative that would have taken place inside a closed door and around a table. I have been promoting such communications and repeated interactions between OLF and the opposition forces, long, long before Ginbot 7 was formed. In fact I was challenging some political leaders to do so. After positions are clearly established then it makes sense to bring it to the public. But now what Berhanu Nega is doing is deliberately and arrogantly confusing the public with lies and inconsistencies that have been repeatedly demonstrated by OLF groups. Whether the fake Ginbot 7, hence Berhanu Nega agrees or not, consciously or unconsciously, it is supporting the lies and fabrications of OLF. It is really amazing to see when one is cheating oneself.
Mankelklot Haile Selassie (PhD)
December 29, 2011