I say, the two sides are diametrically opposite in the way they think of life and each other, their outlook on life is far different than we can simply jot down here. There is a deep psychological difference between the. Their rivalry goes back 300 or 400s years. Eritreans are too hopeful of a people, despite all the injustice they faced during the "colonization" facilitated by outsiders and the struggle they had to go through in order to secure their independence. To the contrary, Tigryans feel they have been marginalized in the past and its their turn to be respected. Which is true they have been marginalized, but they FACK everyone they run into in good time and everyone has some ax to grind against them. The fire they are stocking today will burn them, there will eventually be a pay back. In addition for being so callous in their dealings, they have also been a drag to the Eris, they think this is the pinnacle, they do not know they have plateaued long time ago.
Sure TPLF has power in its hand, and it does not matter how they got it, and how they are keeping it, but they do have it. They do not care what they give to get it and to maintain it, to them this is the highest they have gotten and they need to get respect from the people they value whose opinion, the Eris. Besides, they also require direction, because they do not have one, because power landed on them they did not land on power, hence no long term vision. If you analyze what they have done since they landed on power, they are simply wondering around looking for a lead, any lead. Up until they have had that little greed attack, they were fine listening to the advise and in the mean time displaying reserved attitude, they did benefit from the direction.
The Eritreans on the other hand are a little bit afraid of what may come next, should they direct them to aspire to be more, especially the way they were receiving the advise had indicated to the Eris Tigryans may be on the lookout to take them out. After all Eris would like to maintain the natural order of things, them on top and everyone below. It is sad how small things had gotten out of hand to the point they did, Meles Zenawi blames on Siye Abraha and Co. at the same time he is also playing mischievous games, he wants to appear to the Eris leadership he was not the problem, but he also has internal audience he has to keep entertaining with the idea of reaching the pinnacle and to walk with chest outward and lips pushed out as far as people can tolerate them.
Tigryans would appreciate direction at the moment, but things have gotten out of hand as it stands. Meles Zenawi has crossed the red-line with the Eritreans, and every military brass is taking 50 mil Bir at least to start afresh, where the money comes is a mystery for many of us, but for TPLF power echelon, it is clearly known. What about the people that are not part of the brass but gave their lives just as generously if not more bravely? Because TPLF CC did not get elucidating direction, there is a potential conflict right around the corner, and it will be uglier than Meles Zenawi's looks (appearance impossible to describe to police sketchers, he is found between a human baby and an old monkey). Either corruption has to go on for an extended period of time or there will be trouble.
Where the heck are the Eris when you need them? They could have straighten the path with a clear direction, instead TPLF CC has been marching in zigzags, and because they have not seen good they think this is the best they could have. Well, from ethnic division view point Tigryans did well, but from allocating fair share to each TPLF warrior, they may find out soon enough when blows up in their face. Meles Zenawi is busy raking the money, and this head in the sand business may end up costing him his life along with few of his EFFORT stock share owners. TPLF had over 100,000 soldiers when it marched to Addis on the back of Shabia, but the beneficiary have been a handful, I am afraid their internal quarrel will work for Ethiopians, we get our money back.