Though his intentions are always to advance the interest of Ethiopia I have seen Elias unduly advancing his views using ER and condemned him many times for this breach of trust. But I have also observed that he never intentionally lies. It is no brainier for any genuine Ethiopian to trust Elias's view instead of a web sight controlled by an Eritrean colonel or Ethiopians who are at his mercy for their survival.
And more over if the story is false it should not be difficult for the "EPPF" and it's hosts to debunk it. Just send the mentioned 17 patriots to a third neutral country for Ethiopians to verify for themselves instead of engaging in a very expensive and time consuming propaganda campaign. Personally I am willing to reimburse the air fair for at least one of them once they arrive their destination. And I am sure almost Every Ethiopian in diaspora will contribute to that.
I have made clear many times I do not trust shabia. I don't see any logical explanation why shabia and Isayas Afeworqi who orchestrated the most heinous crimes in Ethiopian history would want to help Ethiopians. But that is just me and and I recognize I might be wrong. Therfore I do not oppose those who believe otherwise (like elias) as long as their intentions clear and will help and defend them when ever necessary.
If the views of those 17 and other patriots is not acceptable to shabia I would understand if they made them unwelcome on their territory. But murdering a person who sought refuge and a captive that in no way in a position to harm them shows the true nature of shabia and it's defenders. Personally it reinforced my belief that this are people who can not be trusted.
And more over it should make it clear to every Ethiopian that the burden for freedom rests on our shoulders, not on Eritrean and not on Tigrean. And we have all the resources we need to realize that freedom. Dependence on Tigrean brothers is the first thing we have to shade and trusting every other Ethiopian how ever politically different view he/she may holds is the key to our salvation.
revolutions wrote:Beles, in case you missed the memo, the official EPPF website has debunked Elias' story that nothing of that sort happened anywhere and that it was a deliberate act of deception. But you are free to cling to your 40 million dollars worth of illusion if it provides you succor.የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ሆይ! ወቅቱ ወለም ዘለም ለማለት የሚያመች አይደለም፤ ዘረኛው የወያኔ ቡድን በጎረቤት አገራት ከሚያደርገው መፍጨርጨር ባሻገር በአውሮፓና አሜሪካ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ አርበኞች ግንባርን እንቅስቃሴ ለመግታት በሚል የድሃውን የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ገንዘብ በማውጣት ከ40 ሚሊዮን ዶላር በላይ መድቦ እየተንቀሳቀሰ መሆኑ መረጃዎች አሉ።
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