Zmeselo wrote:I´m more and more inclined to believe in that as well. I think the news is kept secret because weyanes´ masters know, that if his death is announced without the time to prepare for his replacement then the ethiopian people might rise but if the succession is made in secret and smoothly, then there´s a chance for the mafia group to continue riding ethiopians as their personal horses or donkeys. Or, he´s "playing dead" and then "come back" as a christ figure to his followers and boost their moral that way. Folks, with the weyanes, everything is possible.
Zmes, your analysis is great. If he is dead, the West is for sure helping Weyane transition smoothly. Perhaps they do not want to endanger what is going on in Somalia.
If he is not dead, there is a chance that he might boost Weyane morale. But this late in the game, people are already looking for a new beginning. His reappearance will be received with a mix of little surprise and lots of disappointment. The fact that the country continued with a lot of conflict is a good reason why people will find little value in his reappearance.
However this is all passive thought. If the Ethiopian opposition carefully selected a strategy and worked with it for the last few weeks, by now there would have been major revolution in Ethiopia. A demonstration at Meskal square while Muslims demonstrate in Awalia would effectively creeple woyane. Woyane would be afraid of using force against the Muslims but might be tempted to use it at Maskal leading to chain of events that would see Weyane off within a month or so.
The Athletics events will clearly give Weyane a breathing space for few weeks. I will be interested how ESAT will handle this. See if they are mature politicians or fickle bunchs of boys who giggle everytime the word Ethiopia is mentioned in the news.
Meanwhile let us enjoy this picture, which might in all probablity close to the truth...