The SOB skinny azz sellassie was nothing but, yes a coward "leader" who fled his country when he heard the first Italian bomber noise over his village and is a symbol of beggary and the prime example or a roll model of seeing the white man as a master of black Africa, to the previous and the nowadays African leaders except to the really free minds of the Eritrean leaderships and people. When all the Africans were being abused by their respective colonisers and hated it too much, this midget went out of his his way to indirectly made "the never colonised, zeraf, zeraf... ethiopia" to be colonised by the British on those days and every other white man since and in the proccess he instilled that "we the African can not do it ourselves" attitutde to his own people and to the rest of the Africans. And as we speak, his legacy...beggary, corruption, slavary, selling one's interest to the lower bidder etc continues through out Africa, again except in Eritrea. But good for Africa, now Eritrea is working hard to reverse that cycle and slowly but surely we are seeing the proof in the pudding.
Any way, I could care or less on how the ethiopians see him. For all I care they could have erect a statue on his honor. I mean, if my dad or my brother steal billion dollars from the bank and bring the dough to help our family for generations to come and in the proccess help our nation and people and we are certain (100%) that they will not get apprehended by law enforcement but also protected, I would love them too, even if I knew that they are thieves.
Because according to us the Eritrean that midget was exactly what he did at the expenses of our country and people, for the benefit of the ethiopians.
So your question is broad based.
If it was not for his wicked evilness, we the Eritreans would not have been going back and forth with people like you all, here in the forum or any where else. Actually we the Eritrean people would have sat in our rich, industrilized, peacefull and progressive nation of Eritrea (would not have imigrated all over) but or and bring people like you on working visas to Eritrea (your dream place) to do practically every thing in Eritrea for us.
Well, "no need to cry over spilled milk" some say. And we understood that fact and we are marching forward and we will get to our detination soon.
Again well "it is better to learn from some one's mistakes" some do also say. Hey, and we understood that fact and we are using ethiopia and the rest of the African beggar and salve nations as the Higher Institutes of how not to do things. In short ethiopia and majority of the African nations are good examples of bad things while Eritrea is a bad example of good things in the eyes of the neocans.