I beg to differ. Abdella was reared in Beathist struggle. He was beathist. However, the claim made by the book needs to be examined. Who is Michael Adonai. Secondly, Melake was a high tempered leader, no doubt about that. But, his difference with PIA was that the field did not allow for two independent Fronts to fight the enemy. He believed in full integration without any preconditions which was against PIA stance at the time. Other than that, both PIA and Melake had admiration for each other.
It was Salih Sabe [God bless his soul] who was reared in the Baathist strugle. [Close contact with the Baatist group in Iraq and Syria in particular].but the difference between Salih Sabe and Abdela Idris is...Salih Sabe was a real politician who says the exact words you want to hear...He tell the Arabs that he is an Arab and Eritreans are Arabs, he tell the capitalist block, he is a capitalists and he is fighting Ethiopian communists..and when he approached the communists...he portray Eritrea struggle as a communists....While Abdela Idris..He was in the pocket of Saudi intelligence service.