Ethiopia’s despot picks a fight with Egypt

Ethiopia’s beggar despot who survives on Western handouts is provoking Egypt by throwing accusations that Mubarak’s government is supporting Ethiopian rebel groups, according to Reuters (see below). We are accustomed to seeing dictators pick fights with external “enemies” when ever they feel the heat from domestic troubles. It is thus not surprising that Meles is going after Egypt since he is currently facing growing public anger and simmering tension that could explode any time. Meles uses the Nile issue only as a political tool, not as a matter of Ethiopia’s national interest. It is to be remembered that when Meles came to power he went to Cairo and signed an accord (read here) with Mubarak that gives Egypt a veto power over any agreement on Nile. Regarding his chest beating, let’s not forget that it took only 3,000 Somali ragtag fighters to kick his 20,000 troops out of Somalia. If war erupts between Egypt and Woyanne, which is highly unlikely, Ethiopians will be neutral spectators. — Elias Kifle

Ethiopian PM warns Egypt off Nile war

By Barry Malone

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Egypt could not win a war with Ethiopia over the River Nile and is also supporting rebel groups in an attempt to destabilize the Horn of Africa nation, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said in an interview.

Egypt, Ethiopia and seven other countries through which the river passes have been locked in more than a decade of contentious talks driven by anger over the perceived injustice of a previous Nile water treaty signed in 1929.

Under the original pact Egypt is entitled to 55.5 billion cubic meters a year, the lion’s share of the Nile’s total flow of around 84 billion cubic meters, despite the fact some 85 percent of the water originates in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya signed a new deal to share the waters in May, provoking Egypt to call it a “national security” issue.

Meles said he was not happy with the rhetoric coming from the Egyptians but dismissed the claims of some analysts that war could eventually erupt.

“I am not worried that the Egyptians will suddenly invade Ethiopia,” Meles told Reuters in an interview. “Nobody who has tried that has lived to tell the story. I don’t think the Egyptians will be any different and I think they know that.”

The five signatories of the new deal have given the other Nile Basin countries one year to join the pact before putting it into action. Sudan has backed Egypt while Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi have so far refused to sign.

“The Egyptians have yet to make up their minds as to whether they want to live in the 21st or the 19th century,” Meles told Reuters in an interview, referring to the fact the original treaty was negotiated by colonial administrators.

“So the process appears to be stuck.”


Stretching more than 6,600 km (4,100 miles) from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean, the Nile is a vital water and energy source for the nine countries through which it flows.

Egypt, almost totally dependent on the Nile and threatened by climate change, is closely watching hydroelectric dam construction in the upstream countries.

Ethiopia has built five huge dams over the last decade and has begun construction on a new $1.4 billion hydropower facility — the biggest in Africa.

Meles accused Egypt of trying to destabilize his country by supporting several small rebel groups but said it was a tactic that would no longer work.

“If we address the issues around which the rebel groups are mobilized then we can neutralize them and therefore make it impossible for the Egyptians to fish in troubled waters because there won’t be any,” he said.

“Hopefully that should convince the Egyptians that, as direct conflict will not work, and as the indirect approach is not as effective as it used to be, the only sane option will be civil dialogue.”

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in July called for a scheduled November meeting of the nine countries to be attended by heads of state. Meles said that would not happen now.

The last meeting of all sides ended in stalemate and angry exchanges between water ministers at a news conference in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

“Ask the Egyptians to leave their culture and go and live in the desert because you need to take this water and to add it to other countries? No,” Egyptian Water Minister Mohamed Nasreddin Allam told Reuters at that meeting.

78 thoughts on “Ethiopia’s despot picks a fight with Egypt

  1. u r nothing. meles is right .may be u getting support from i can understand that u r not for the ppl of ethiopia.those of u who r gainst MELES in NILE RIVER are against ppl of ethiopia.we Will fight if the egyptions try even though i hate MELES i will be on his side and the side of my ppl. i hate ethiopian revview.i will never open that web any more.

  2. anbesaw on


    you are misken. it has been 20 years and yet you are still sleeping. “you hate meles but you will fight on his side” looool…

  3. Mohamed on

    Absolutely, the 1929 Nile agreement was not the only one and all other pacts including border demarcation pacts must be re corrected, that is what the Egyptian government trying to tell this Guy Malas, but he is running only with the Nile water forgetting The Ogaden issue all together when saying any thing about the Egyptian water. He made a very bad calculation when he separated the two issues.

  4. Treaty on

    Melese who has played as willful servant to international interest groups including to that of the middle Eastern nations ,occasionally, has laps of memory about his undertakings. In the past He played political fornication with neighboring Arab nations. At a time,whene Ethiopians are increasingly threatening his precarious position he wants to test the opposition if he can find a little hole to support his agenda.This whole thing,it sounds to me, a prearranged and agreed upon speech between the two parties. No one will be deceived by his trick he can manufacture every lie any time he want;sHe knows ,as I scribble this,the clock just strikes 10:15 am.


  5. solomon on

    your uncle Meles could not fool us this time,this fight is not our fight,you Tigreyanes are looting our country,you gona fight your fight this time.after all it is a blaff.Meles has no gutt to putup fight with Egypt at this critical time,it is another banch fools(Woyanes) old and outdated tactic.

  6. Anonymous on

    Big trouble’emerged.At this period of a phenomenal climate change and a great economic downturn any unexpected thing can happen any time any place.

    It’s not surprising therefore to see a push and a pull between the two historical rivalries and in fact enemies.I don,t want to see war,a change of the Tribal regime that cling to power for the last two decades.

  7. Ittu Aba Farda on

    It shows how two identical beggars can muddy the water and talk about fight and even an all-out war. This goon should watch his mouth. This is not the 1870’s or 1880’s. And that Halawa drunk Mubarak also should watch his step. He is making up an immaterial external factor that has nothing to do with the livelihood of the Egyptian people. It is just to divert his own people’s attention from the upcoming elections. If he thinks about invasion, then he will be giving the best gift this goon from Adwa has ever received. We don’t need this rice-high filth to come to our country and muddle. But folks…these two unsightly creatures are just ‘beating’ drums of ‘war’. They are showing off ‘acts’ of war. I hope and pray The Almighty sniff the life of these two ugliest beings that ever crawled on this good earth. They both stink to high heaven.

  8. frustrated from Houston on

    listen hinok,

    don’t be emotional to the naked truth, meles did it before with Eritrea when he have a domestic opposition pressure he started a war claiming Bademe, but we all know he was forced to abide by international law, again he is trying to drag another 125,000 poor Ethiopians to death and going to give Egypt with what ever they want.

    you know it and i know it, it will never happen meles is just extending his long time agenda to rule Ethiopia by claiming war to expand his grip and military power on majority of the opposition in Ethiopian population.
    we can tell from his speech that he is provoking Egypt to start a war don’t be panic hinok tell meles to stop his aggression for nothing.

    Mr Elias and Ethiopian review team telling the truth.

    they love Ethiopia more than you will never know in your little tribal mind.

  9. Cocerned Ethiopian (CE) on

    Mr Meles Zenawi is not fighting the Pharaos for the best interest of Ethiopia. He is picking up fight with Egypt for his own secret issues, may be a business deal that has gone sour between the mother of all corruption (AZEB) and Egyptian business partners. Melese and Bhutros Gali of Egypt has made Ethiopia a land-locked country so that the Egyptians can dictate to Ethiopia on the issue of Nile water. I think and believe that there is an issue that is going between Melese and pharaos that has not made public. ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE CLEAR TO MELESE ZENAWI IS THAT WITHOUT HIM, THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA WILL DEFEND THEMSELVES AND DEFEAT THEIR ENEMY FOR GOOD US USUAL. ETHIOPIA WAS NEVER DEFEATED BY FOREIGN INVDERS. OUR PROBLEM IS THE FOX IN SHEEP SKIN JUST LIKE MELESE. If we fight our enemies under Melese leadership, for sure we will lose. How come melese is becoming an Ethiopian at heart over night? Warning to all Ethiopians, Melese is fulling us and please don’t fall for his lies. I believe our prosperity is related to using the 85% of the Nile water that have been deserting Ethiopia but Melese is not a kind of leader we trust after his 20 years Aristocratic rule. I will play my part to protect my beloved country Ethiopia any time and anywhere under true Ethiopian leader but not Melese Zenawi the most arrogant, corrupt, shrood and lier. Wish all the blessings to Ethiopia and Ethiopians.

  10. Go Egypt on

    Meles is already at war with Ethiopia. Who is he trying to fool by portraying himself as if he is a defender of Ethiopia?

    I think this is a great opportunity to Ethiopia, a blessing in disguise. We lost the opportunity to work with shabia when they were fighting with woyane.Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

    We do not have to loose this opportunity now. We need to work with everybody (including Egypt) who has an incentive to get rid of woyanes.
    The opposition has to work with Egypt to get rid of woyenes. Egypt is a minor threat (lesser enemy) to Ethiopia than Meles is.

  11. This MF dictator is bluffing that just for the consumption of innocent Ethiopians like Hinok. MELASS has been licking Mubarek’s boot for the last how many years which he is still licking. Do you think he will go to war against his master for the sake of Nile? Where is Nile located according the dictator’s Bantustan Ethiopia? Of course in the Bantustan Amhara. Then will this mass murderer fight the Egyptians to save Nile for the Amharas. My a$$. All this bluffing is just to cheat some naive Ethiopians, who do not know the real nature of this DRACULA. I am sure he is bargaining with his Egyptian masters to sell the Nile at a dirt cheap price, while we are discussing this at this time.

  12. George on

    He must have thought this might be a good cause to rally the Ethiopian people behind weyane. Infact the Ethiopian people will use it an excellent oportunity to hasten weyane’s demise. No Ethiopian will be fooled a second time.
    As far as the Ethiopian people are concerned, the number one enemy of the mother land is weyane only and must be removed by all means possible to save the country. weyane by it’s nature cannot and will not fight for the best interest of the country, and all the 80 million Ethiopians know this fact.

  13. Here we go again, Melese trying to divert attention from the domestic issues. Every time there is a problem with Domestic issue , he tries to raise something as big as the Egypt issue like going to war with Eritrea. If this is really about the Ethiopian people, the first thing he need to do is steep down and relinquish power as we are all sick of his insult by claiming wining the vote by 96% . The question is not Egypt. The question is ” dose he have any credibility at all? ” Who knows what the agenda is with this guy? Did he not take us to war with Eritrea in the name of gaining a port when the real agenda was something more sinister? How long is he going to fool people as the one above!!! Cant you guys see these? wake up and smell the coffee people. We can go to war with any country to defend out interests but i beg to differ with Ato Melese as he has a history of Narcissistic and psychopathic behaviors.

  14. Truth~ on

    I don’t think this guy, Melese knows what he is talking about. As per his handlers advise, Melese is bluffing on Egypt whenever Egypt questions its sovereignty. By doing so, nationalists in Egypt are forced to think twice the cost the may pay if they choose path of independence from West.

  15. Let us break it down as Prof. Al Mariam:

    “thugspeak” or “gutterese”

    “I am not worried that the Egyptians will suddenly invade Ethiopia,”. “Nobody who has tried that has lived to tell the story. I don’t think the Egyptians will be any different and I think they know that.”

    And he went on to say,

    “The Egyptians have yet to make up their minds as to whether they want to live in the 21st or the 19th century,”

    In diplomatese (language of diplomats)

    Mohamed Nasreddin Allam.. “Ask the Egyptians to leave their culture and go and live in the desert because you need to take this water and to add it to other countries? No,”

    You see..Egyptian Water Minister would not take the bait and descend into the gutter. He seems to be all too familiar with the proverbial mud wrestling match with the pig. Both contestants get dirty, but the pig enjoys the experience infinitely more.

    [[On November 14th, 1874 Colonel Arendup’ s force was attacked at Gundet, to which place it had advanced on the road to Adowa. His column consisted of 2,500 infantry, armed with Remington rifles, and 12 mountain guns. There were a number of European and American officers under his command.
    Possibly due to overconfidence at the occupation of Ginda without any resistance, Colonel Arendup was unprepared for an attack, and the fact that the Ethiopians commenced firing with rifles was a complete surprise. His force was practically annihilated, despite the personal bravery of its commander. Among those killed were Colonel Arendup, Arakel Bey Nubar (nephew of the Egyptian Prime Minister), Count Zichy, and Rustem Bey. An American officer collected the survivors, and with Rauf Bey and Major Dornholtz, managed to reach Massowah.]]


  16. Truth~ on

    “I am not worried that the Egyptians will suddenly invade Ethiopia, nobody who has tried that has lived to tell the story. I don’t think the Egyptians will be any different and I think they know that.” Melse

    What a joke!!

    Was he referring about Minilik/ Yohans or about his Dad heroism.

  17. Gura: 1876
    Note: After the defeat at Gundet, the Egyptians sent another, much larger force to attack Ethiopia in 1876. The Egyptians advanced to Gura and built a fort there.
    On November 6th and 7th, the Egyptians were attacked by the Ethiopian army, (which was estimated at 60,000 men) and surrounded. Most of the Ethiopians were armed with firearms, and although they had only one field-gun, it is said to have had no effect in deciding the action.
    The accounts of the American officers are silent on the point; but it is said that Rateb Pasha allowed his views to be overruled by Loring Pasha, who insisted on the ramps of the trenches which had been erected being razed, so that the artillery could have a clear zone of fire.
    The gunners and infantry were enfiladed by the Ethiopians from higher ground, and the slaughter was so great that several regiments became completely demoralized. Those officers who attempted to rally their men and the survivors, were accused generally of joining in the panic, and of cowardice in the field.
    The Egyptian troops and officers were called upon to fight under conditions hitherto unknown to them, and without the benefit of tried and skilled leaders. The result was inevitable. The regiment of Ismail Pasha Kamel stampeded during the action and could not be rallied.
    The Ethiopians followed up their success, and closely invested Fort Gura, which they attacked in force on the 8th and 9th of March.
    On March 10th, Rashid Pasha and Osman Bey Neghib led an attack on the Ethiopians which was repulsed with loss, and both officers were killed while leading their men. From one of the accounts, this attack would appear to have been a sortie from the fort of 5,000 picked troops and artillery (Loring, p. 413).
    The Ethiopians then withdrew to loot the dead and collect the rifles, etc. which the panic-stricken Egyptian troops had abandoned. Most of the artillery was lost, as well as considerable quantities of rifle ammunition.
    After the withdrawal of the Ethiopians, the Egyptian troops got entirely out of hand, and burnt the dead and wounded enemies. The Ethiopians retaliated by a cold-blooded massacre of about 600 prisoners whom they had taken. Among these prisoners killed were Dr. Muhammad Ali Pasha and Neghib Bey Muhammad. Dr. Badr (who had been educated in Edinburgh) escaped by the assistance of an Ethiopian girl who discovered him, wounded.
    On March 12th, an amnesty was arranged, and Monsieur Sarzac (the French consul at Massowah) went over the battlefield… the survivors of the Egyptian army were collected, and reached Massowah in May.
    [Note: The battle of Gura ended Egypt’ s ambitions against Ethiopia. Two of the captured Egyptian cannon can still be seen at Aksum]

  18. Habeshaw on

    I think this little man is like a mad dog that bites everything near to it. We Ethiopians now very well our right over Nile. But this impudent slut Meles is not the right person to speak even a word about Nile on behalf of Ethiopian people. He is illegal soldier with no war or peace discipline. This is foolish attempt of attention diversion. But I am sorry for people who are cheated by this soulless pig.

  19. Anonymous on

    Hinok What are you smoking man? Are you aware that Meles is destroying Ethiopia’s ecology and starving the people to death? The people of Ethiopian should be your priority than reinstate Mele’s bluff about Nile. By the way, are you following demhit? they are doing some real damage on Meles’ soldier

  20. dfabachew on

    Tegadalay hinok–ER will miss you ki! Ki!K!. You bozzo this site is a learning ground for you. Meles doesn’t need your support to destroy that country. The tegadalay government has a perfection in distruction than building and innovation. Now a days their a good name that can define your tegadalay government i.e. wey-ane the DEMOLISHION DERBY OF ETHIOPIA THE GOLDEN SON OF LITTLE TIGRAY THE HOME OF THE ILLITERATE TEGADALAY.

  21. Whoever wrote the introductory commentary is biased. I am no fan of Meles but when it comes to matters of national security, we should stand together as one people. I agree he may be using to turn the heat down from domestic problems (which are really insignificant compared to what other African nations have to go through).

    Far away and dirty politics will not change the political landscape in Ethiopia. If you want to introduce change, come to Ethiopia and let us fight together. Dont bullshit us with empty rhetoric.

  22. Zelealem Geremew on

    Thanks Elias like always for exposing the ONE MAN dictator’s worn out tactics of divide and rule cunning fox defunct policy of the last some 20 years.

    What has the dictator’s main job been for the last 20 years other than picking fights with every one, say, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, Oromos, Amharas, etc.?

    And what have the wretched 80 million Ethiopians got out of all these systematic barbarism other than satan’s reckless violence, insecurities, deaths, grave physical and mental damages,displacements from homes, communities and the entire country?

    The badly needed scarce financial, material and human resources have been and are still being recklessly squandered in manufacturing imaginary internal and external enemies as well as manufacturing the fake mother of all the fake propaganda arts and crafts acrobat dances and the continuation of endless war mongering as a profession of eternal BAD GOVERNANCE.

    I am only too sad for the poor Ethiopians who have been reduced to be a typical society of beggars and an incurable living example and international laughing stock in that area while their chest pumping self made hedonist dictators swim in financial, material, social and other unbelievable super privileges to be protected by both real wars and imaginary threat of wars.

    Well, since they didn’t want and couldn’t declare war on poverty, ignorance, sickness, diseases, hunger, hopelessness, misery, insecurity of lives and limbs, so let them go for a kill and get innocent humans killed. This are all what we are getting from the 99.6% of vote highway robbery. Hmmm…

    “The wolf was sick, he vowed a monk to be – But when he got well, a wolf once more was he” ~Walter Bower

  23. Anonymous on

    Meles is a narcissistic bully that loves distractions, death, human sufferings and war. The bloody hand tyrant Meles that hates Ethiopia and Ethiopians must have something in his sleeves to distract Ethiopians and the rest of the world. I wouldn’t be surprised, if the mentally unstable Meles is in the process of running away from Ethiopia and leave Ethiopia in the middle of a war with Egypt, Eritrea and other neighboring countries. A tyrant that has given Ethiopian land like a cheap piece of candy, wouldn’t care to what happens to Ethiopia’s territory, water and it’s citizens.

    hinock, don’t let the door hit you when you leave.


  25. Abayim Bimola on

    First of all I do not agree with commentary of ER.
    When I say this I do not mean that some of the points raised by ER are wrong.
    Almost 2/3rd of the points are correct. Anyway one point, but a BIG point has been raised by Ato Meles. That is I quote:
    “The Egyptians have yet to make up their minds as to whether they want to live in the 21st or the 19th century,” Meles told Reuters in an interview, referring to the fact the original treaty was negotiated by colonial administrators.
    I would say, in addition to this
    Egypt must come to its senses, when the people of Nile source regions are suffering from drought, lack of adequate irrigation system and energy and electric system, while the water is flowing wild to the desert areas.
    Ethiopians have the right to utilize its natural waters accordingly. But a dependent nation like Egypt should not demand more than owners of the water.
    In fact Egypt has to pay indemnity for Ethiopia for its century old generosity.
    Nile River is so sad that his native people did not offer it the necessary care in its birth place. That is why the Nile River has immigrated to alien countries.
    If we take care of the Nile, then it stops migrating into a strange landscape.

    I call on hereupon the Nile River to return to its homeland, after so many years of being refuge in foreign countries.

  26. Kenya raids Ethiopian rebels on

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 24 (UPI) — Kenyan troops have conducted operations against Ethiopia’s Oromo Liberation Front rebels in Kenya’s northeastern region, a government official said.

    Kenyan Internal Security Assistant Minister Orwa Ojodeh told Parliament that the military operation against the said the move to flush out the Oromo Liberation Front guerrillas was necessary because rising insecurity in the country, The Daily Nation reported Wednesday.

    Ojodeh added that the Oromo Liberation Front forces were mercenaries and many of them had resorted to highway banditry in the Moyale, Wajir and Sololo areas of northeastern Kenya. Ojodeh claimed Oromo Liberation Front members were involved in kidnapping, arms smuggling, cattle rustling and armed assaults on the area’s residents.

    The military offensive, codenamed “Operation Good Hope” reportedly captured an assortment of guns, land mines, bombs, bullets, communication gear, tear-gas canisters and hand grenades.

    Ojodeh stated that the police had information that the rebels instigated attacks against various clans in the region in an attempt to stir up clan warfare and that 10 people had been killed in the Oromo Liberation Front attacks. Ojodeh said six Oromo Liberation Front rebels have been arrested and the Kenyan government is seeking their repatriation to Ethiopia.

    © 2010 United Press International,

  27. Economic relations

    • The volume of trade exchange between Egypt and Ethiopia in 2009 was set at US$200 million; the figure is expected to increase to US$1 billion shortly.

    • Egyptian investments in Ethiopia in 2009 were estimated at approx. US$1 billion. The figure covers the manufacture of electricity cables, irrigation motor engines and water pipelines among others.

    • During Prime Minister Ahmad Nazif’s visit to Addis Ababa (December 2009), numerous agreements already in existence were renewed (protecting and encouraging investments); new agreements were signed (double taxation avoidance; removing obstacles to trade).

    • An agreement was signed multiplying the amount of frozen meat and living cattle imported from Ethiopia.

    • The Egyptian-Ethiopian Business Council was also launched during the visit.

  28. Elias;

    Opposing Meles is appreciable. But dancing with Mubarak to attack Ethiopia (because Meles is its leader) is ridiculous. It might show how low you are willing to go, as far as Meles is boarded in the Ethiopian ship. What you have forgotten is there is a country called, Ethiopia, which has long been envied by Egypt. Governments come and go. But a country is always there. Please never lose sight of the big prize, and don’t indirectly endorse the sinister motives of Egypt, which you don’t believe in it.

  29. it is the issue of ethiopian people. even if melese is a devil, if he brings something sensible to the table, i will take it. the Nile river is the life of most countries. i will b by his side if he truly acts according to what he is claiming to do. Sometimes the bad can turn to be good. so for whatever back side motivation he got, we have to go for the plan he has on nile. we can turn the plan to our side. i dont think sitting and waiting for answers from egypt how to use our own rivers. that is shit truth and we need it now and we need it badly.

  30. Habesha on

    eventhough I dont support Meles politically, I GREATLY support his attitude towards Egypt. They are our greatest back stabbers. I am ashemed that Elias doesnt support this idea!

  31. stifanos on

    Hinok say he loves meles.I think HINOK MUST BE A Woyanne from Adwa who is scared to death from the wrath of the Ethiopian mass.Hinok the doomsday is around the corner. what are you going to do when that day comes?

  32. Jumanji on

    Meles the Tigray liberator bluffs when he thinks he could change the image of him as a killer. This fart of Meles the Tigray liberator is intended for Ethiopians so that they would think he is big and smart. Remember Mengistu and Isayas bluffing at Reagan and American imperialism. The three bluff and it is to show to their people they are smart. Meles the Tigray Liberator is small as TPLF and he is not a global figure. He is just a Tigray liberator.

  33. I am not fooled by this rhetoric. The despot always goes on same bravado publicity stunt knowing full well he is gonna sell out. In fact, he sold the Nile over five years ago, just before the 2005 election when he visited Egypt. So it is too much noise for nothing. Readers should also remember the climate change meeting in Denmark a few months ago. The dictator begged to be a representative for Africa by talking big prior to the meeting. But he sold Africa out en route to Denmark. It is a woyane modus operandi to talk big just before dropping the bombshell. I can easily predict that all this noise means Woyane will sell the Nile for cheap in the coming weeks. It is all a publicity stunt

  34. Any foreign conflict is a very good opportunity for any despot. It diverts the public’s attention from hunger, oppression, corruption, Haile Gebreselasie, Azeb Gola, Aba Gebremedhin … many many more.
    Any spat with Arabs is a great gift, Mengistu has used it very well so will Meles.

  35. Eshetu on

    Stop your clown show Mr Zenawi, you’re digging your own grave. The people of Ethiopia are fed up with you and your wars and not many people want to die for your tyrannical regime. You can’t help but wonder how people so completely brainless as Meles get to be Heads of State!

  36. You fool me once, shame on you but you fool me the 2nd time , shame on me. I would not be swayed by Melese as he has bellow zero credibility. All I have to do is see his resume which has been full of deceptive and manipulative traits. How can he do that again but of course some morons are buying in to his yet another deceit pion and falling for this crap. It is like the blind leading another blind.

    Ethiopia is not lucking resources but a governing body who can manage that resource. What we have in Ethiopia now is a monopoly of power by the immediate family of Melse him self such as his own wife who are robing the poor Ethiopian people. The same goes with any gained resource in this case the blue Nile which at the end of the day will go to the pocket of his family anyway.

  37. In my eyes war is not necessary now.We are sick and tired of wars.The Nile river is enough for all of us.All the Nile riparian countries can use the Nile .We don’t need to go to war.

  38. Tringo on

    The longer Meles stays in power, the more difficult would be to reverse his blunder and the worse the country would be in trouble.
    The guy is given too much time to devastate Ethiopia.
    In order to avert any resistance that may arise in such confusing situation, he has setup one-ethnic-army, so that he could order what ever he like.
    so under his military command it is hard to imagine to gain victory over enemies.

    Meles is a person that did not dare to tell upto now how many soldiers have died by his mercenary war in Somalia?

    The war against Eritrea cost 100.000 people for gaining nothing.

    What about in Ogaden? how many people have lost thier lives?
    In Gambela? in Amhara? in GamoGofa?

    come on guys! think of the short cut!
    Let us not waste time!
    The guy must be contained ! that’s all.
    Lost time is never found!

    Ethiopia will prevail!!!

  39. Kitkit on

    Ethiopians,let’s see and weigh the two enemies of Ethiopia,namely Egyptian rulers and Meles Naziawi in juxtapostion: Zinawi and his anti-Ethiopia organizations have been waging war on Ethiopia for the last half a century.Today,to our greatest sadness,Ehtiopia is under the invading force of Meles Nazawi.Yes,our enemy,it is what it has been.

    Ethiopians,is there any doubt in our minds that Meles Naziawi and his anti-Ethiopia organazations are the enemy of Ethiopia?

    Well,well,well;Egypt’s rulers have been the enemy of Ethiopia since creation.There was not anything that they have not tried to comletely remove Ethiopia from the surface of the earth.Ehtiopians,is there any doubt in our mind that Egytian rulers are the enemy of Ethiopia.

    Ethiopians don’t trust Meles Naziawi with our dearest homelean,Ethiopia.He doesn’t represent Ethiopians and their loved motherland,Ethiopia.

    Meles Naziawi a posionous snake,when hungry and angry,it sneakes out his nake and vibrates his twin tongues;it spits not only venom,it does expell filth from his head and stomach.He insulted our dearest patriot fathers and mothers who totally defeated and disintegrated Egyptian armies and chased the rest of the filth footsoldiers to their grave deep into the earth and left them to be consumed by tiny creaters.

    When Zinawianrobbers came into Ethiopia,they had deep dislike towards Ethiopians;they barefoot,but had a lot of guns and bullets to loot and murder ethiopians.Time favored them and invaded Ethiopia.Egyptian rulers were delighted because Zinawianrobbes were hatched out of filthy egg that the enemies before them laid .

    Zinawianrobers did not waste time;they quickly moved accross and allover Ethiopia and moved into villages,towns,cities,and neighbourhoods and broke into homes and vandalized the lives of families.Today,the enemy,Zinaianrobbers own,controll,and run anything and everyhing that is available below and above the lands,in Ehtiopia.

    Ethiopians will never,ever trust Meles Naziawi;no way,no way,no way.Ethiopians are partnered with God and have determined to defeat both our common enemies,Zinawianrobbers and Egyptian rullers.Meles Naziawi and members of the crimefamily shall be washed away downstream,a gift to Egyptian ruleres;they can serve themselves fried or boiled or raw.

    Ethiopians,our short and longterm assignment is to completely defeat our common enemies,Zinawianrobbers and Egyptian rulers for once and for all.Yes,we will.

    Down with our silly enemies!

    Ethiopians shall definitely become victorious soon.

    May our dear lord,God bring unending calamities upon our common enemies.Amen.

  40. In fact it is questionable to trust meles after he discredited ethiopians fighting during the eritrea-ethiopia war. However, we do not need his appreciation for defending our country because its our country not one man’s country. The point is we all are obliged to defend our ethiopia whether meles, or derg, or whoever is on power. We should not ask permission to use our own water because british or egypt said so and we should not fold our hands and watch when egypt comes back again and slaughter our people because meles is on power. That’s a very sick idea we should think again. Every government have issues with the people especially in africa but when it comes to our country, we have to be together..defeat and deal with the domestic issue. If we don’t have a country, the worst will come than the present one. Have home first before you look for furnitures. When it comes to meles, I don’t trust his words whether he meant it or not but that is a pretty though words. I’m praying it would be. I don’t know why it is hard for him to appear on TV and address this issue to ethiopian people the way he address to roiters. That will show the people how much he cares for his country.

  41. Abesha on

    Dear my country men, Meles Zenawi surrender all coastlines to Eritrea and make Ethiopia landlocked. He has done it in a very extraordinary fashion and never heard of in the world by collaborating with Egyptian golden son of former UN chief Buttros Gali. He never feel threatened and start nuclear program when Ethiopian sworn enemies the Egyptian and Sudanese start nuclear program. He gives a lot of border land in border demarcation to Sudan and farm land to Egypt.

    Meles has deep hatred not only for Ethiopia but for Tigrean because they ridiculed him while he was a boy by calling him son of Banda because his father Zenawi is known collaborator of Fascist Italian.

    The Tigrean made a terrible mistake by following his woyane party. When they were awake during the Eritrea invasion, it was too late to stop him. So now the Ethiopia people should be careful about the war rhetoric come out from Meles. We are not in a position to go war with Egypt following this traitor leader.

    First we have to fight and get rid of Meles and elect responsible government that defend Ethiopia interest. If the Egyptian war comes then we will defend our country. We have done it before fighting Egyptian with beloved leader like Atse Yohaness IV.

    But my country men don’t follow wayane talk of war with Egypt. This not a time for war with Egypt but a war with Meles Zenawi. Let is rise up and fight for our freedom first. God will help us with this. Our curse which runs for the last forty year after we betray our trusted ally Israel will be over.

    We betray Israel by severing diplomatic tie with Israel to make the Egyptian happy after 1973 Yom Kippur War. After that day Emperor Haile Selassie get what he deserves with his 60 Minster and General. Ethiopia never gets its respect in international stage. We have been brutalized by Mengistu and Meles regime for the last forty years. The bible teaches us God of Israel will bless any people who blessed Israel and curse any people who curse Israel.

    So there is no friendly country now to defend us if Egyptian invades Ethiopia. We have no sea port to buy weapon. Djbouti, Somalia or Sudan all are friend of Egypt. Eritrea will not allow Ethiopia to get weapon from its sea port. Kenya will bow down for Egyptian pressure and stop allowing Ethiopia from using its sea port for getting weapon.

    So my country men don’t follow Meles war rhetoric with Egypt and focus first to get rid of him. God bless Ethiopia

  42. anonymous on

    Elias, you’re as always to the point and uncompromising. Even your detractors are forced to respect your integrity. On the other hand, even his very best friends should feel ashamed of Zenawi. I cannot believe my eyes when I read his empty bravado. The Egyptians of course wouldn’t dare to attack Ethiopia, but they are more than capable to make a female out of Zenawi.

  43. Meles is trying to distract from the main point-His iron fist repression and ethnocentristic ideas and hate aginst non-Tigrian Ethiopians.We are not born yesterday.He used that during his conflict with our Eritrean brothers effect unfortunately effectively. And now he is trying to use the same old tactic with the Egyptians.Enough is Enough Meles.

  44. Almazzea on

    Egypt will decimate Woyanes forces in a matter of few days, unless Woyanes run off to the neighboring countries, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya. Even then it will be a matter of time before the Egyptians capture and force them pay for the troubles Meles and TPLF started.

  45. layman on

    As far as I understand, it is high time Ethiopia has to start to build dams if we can get the money be it from the Chinese or anywhere else for that matter (the West has not done so far is not likely to do it in the future). And mind you it was Egypt how started making this claims that the issue of Nile is matter of National Security (Not Ethiopia). It is legit to stand prepared in case escalation of rhetoric into actions. Just to day I read a news emergency food need has gone down because of good rain which makes me wonder if the country is well irrigated we will be in good position.

  46. Anonymous on

    Why is Egypt molesting woyane when there are no cameras around? Mubarek is molesting the child-soldier Zenawi, does anybody know why?

  47. Shimellis Bedilu on

    #45 layman,

    Rest assured the fact that the majority of all those 80 million Ethiopian who have been starving and sickened deep down to the bottom of their bone marrows and living on shameful international hand outs be it rainy or dry seasons will still keep suffering as long as we have a minority war mongering dictatorial BAD Governance.

    Ethiopia is endowed with vast and fertile agricultural land areas currently even lots of them being distributed to foreign multinationals by the same impoverishing corrupt bad government you are provoking to build dams that may easily trigger the extinction of Ethiopia just like the bygone Byzantine Empire.

    Bring the Chinese and defeat some of your self made imaginary enemies? Hmmm..

    Yes, depending on time place and mood, the chines may gladly dispatch some 500 000 prisoners after a short military training in order to help you defeat some of your dream enemies but will definitely remain there in Ethiopia for life just like the British ex-criminals banished to Australia as a capital punishment, slowly evolving in to the current state of things where the original Australians have become exceptionally marginal and excluded as well as being referred to as Aboriginals.

    In your case also you are already an aboriginal candidate based on your future plans.

  48. This chimp again tries to fool us ,even the hungry Ethiopian kids in the street of Addis are well aware of the chimp from dedebit as they are saying on my visit for two months the goat lives on his own world, and he dont have no clue
    about Ethiopia and Ethiopians except looting along with his gang members.

  49. Meles is picking a fight on purpose so that Egypt could start the war and devestate Ethiopia. Meles wants exactly that so that Ethiopia can be weaken. The truth is he doesn’t care about Nile unless he gets money out of it and its consequences.

  50. Ittu Aba Farda on

    The Historical accounts referred by #17 Dan are really very interesting. I am sure the Egyptians also have accounts of their own of the said battle. The ways things are run nowadays are different from how political affairs are being conducted then about 150-160 years ago. I don’t think this weasel has the same national fervor as that of the warlords who ruled Tigray in the 1870’s. If war breaks out between these two bloodsuckers, you can say Oromay to TPLF. And there will be no Mubarak dynasty either. That is why there will be no war between these repulsive human figures as long as they live. They will just keep sickening us with their foul smell. Boy they both stink!!!

  51. Asmmamaw on

    DAN #15 and DAN #17

    On both of your accounts about the number of men in the Egyptian army is grossly exaggerated. The real number is less than 50 men the first time and less than a 100 the second time. Honestly, a battle to repulse an invading army took place at the battle of ADWA under the leader ship of Minlik the II. The rest of the exaggerated story often decimated by the tribal-junta is to tell us that they are supper human and evincible.

  52. Shaebia on

    Both Meles & Mubarek are lackeys of the Uncle Sam. They can fight over who should be the favourite servant but it has more to it than meets the eye.
    No doubt that the water should be utilised fairly an appropriately by all the Nile reparian countries. But Meles definetely hasn’t got the interest of the people of Ethiopia at heart. As far as Weyane is concerned, the poorer Ethiopians are kept, the better manageable & controlled they can be. A genuine Ethiopian would have had a vision where it could use the downward potential energy of the water flow to generate green energy and sell clean energy to the region in exchange for Sudan & Egypt using the water that they can’t be denied for obvious reason of the nature of gravity. It is a water life cycle that nobody can alter unless want to face a calamity. First & for most the rains are formed as a result of precipitation of water vapour that evaporates & rises to make clouds. These clouds move to a low until they reach a low pressure area like the highlands of Ethiopia & falls as in a form of  rain creating lakes & reservoirs. Some of these water evaporate back, some are used for agriculture, some sink in to make ground water and some excess ones flow back down the hills to the sea to complete its water cycle. We drink some but we give out water vapour To the atmosphere each time we breathe. So do the plants ….. as much as plants consume water to make food, they also give out an equal
    Amount of water vapour(if not more) into the atmosphere  at night time. The argument is not about denying Egypt the water that naturally flows down and flow back to Meditranian sea. It is about fairness and mutual
    Understanding. But these two plonkers are only interested in ruling and enriching themselves and their family by impoverishing their own people. The Weyane lyche is the most hated entity that clung for the last 20 years sucking every living cell out of Ethiopia and its people and yet claim to have won 99.6% of the vote. Mubarekh has grown old & nearly dying in power where he has been for over25 years and he wanted to pass power to his son. But Mubarekh had never claimed such rediculous figure as that of weyane’s 99.6%
    Weyane would only want to use the Nile issue for its own political agenda that it’s accustomed to. An empowered people are difficult to control where as impoverished people are easy to Brainwash, manipulate, control & easily buy their votes for only a sackful of wheat. Weyane has no interest in the well being and raising the living standard of the people as we had seen its effect in Latin America where they ask for more rights each time they secure other basic rights ….. that eventually culminated into getting rid of their US favoured tyrant elite leaders out of power and eplaced them with their own choice, unswerable to its people, not to Washington. Weyane called ty later dictators where as their hand picked tyrants were glossed as “democratic”. It’s ironic.
      US must have advised weyane not to repeat the Latin America scenario at its own perils. So that weyane live happily there after by continuing suppressing the people.

    God bless your struggle for a just justice.     

  53. Misganaw Debebe on

    Folks: We just need to remember how the dictator mad white lies, threatened, manipulated, outmaneuvered, bribed and sent poor unemployed Ethiopians to war with poor Somalia claiming that Mother Ethiopia has already been invaded and the invading armies are marching towards Addis Ababa.

    And the fact of the matter is that no one was invading or even thinking of invading Ethiopia from the outside let alone crossing the Ethiopian boundary.

    What we saw next was poor heavily armed Ethiopians mass murdering poor starving Somalis some who were also fighting the invading and even killing and displaying large numbers of them on the dirty streets of Mogadishu city.

    At the end, the empty chest pumping dictatorial invading leadership was roundly beaten, humiliated and sent back home with its tails between its legs. That is the net profit we Ethiopians gained from such reckless war mongering and war maniac incurable serial killers who always plan and go to war to shed innocent poor human blood for the purpose of legitimizing their very existence on earth filled with nightmares but otherwise empty and totally hollow contents.

    And the majority of Ethiopian people including myself have always rejected war mongering and war mania that has only negative contributions to our practical welfare and well beings.

    In the recent years Ethiopia has lost TWO HEADS, that is to say, Eritrea and Haile Selassie. And now the dictator is busy arranging matters so that finally Ethiopia may lose even the whole headless body trunk. We need to resist in unity within diversity in order to save what is left over.

  54. Truth~ on

    This is a trash talk as usual. Egypt doesn’t need send its own army. Land locked TPLF is surrounded by the enemies of its own creation.

  55. ethiogirl on

    I think Meles completely forgot that even if he is the west’s favorite for now, he will never be as a close mubarak is to them. True, they mistakenly think he is their ally on terror, but Mubarak is their ally on the middleeastern case of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Arabs, Mubarak is the guy who sold his brothers and sided with America and Israel all this along, so Meles betam teshewidoal, betam biwodutim, Ye Mubarekin yahil aydegifutim.. so he miscalculated badly, if he goes on attacking Mubarek, he will fail, cause the west is with Mubarek, this has nothing to do with Ethiopian or Egyptian people, as both people do not have a say in these two countries, their rulers, decide by themselves, no democratic proccess at all so , let them individually fight it out, and leave out the people out of it… greedy Meles, was lucky that Bush was in power when he got his support from the west, if i were him i will thread carefully, but the dedeb weyane doesn’t know any better!

  56. Kitkit on

    Ethiopians,the gods that made Egyptians must be crazy.The Egyptian armies tried as many times as they could to conquer Ethiopia and to spoil the spirit and soul of Ethiopians,but the entire Egyptian armies were utterly defeated and were left scattered dead all over the holy lands with their filthy mouthes opened and stuffed with frogs,insects,and gavels.Those gods that created the Egyptians must be insanely crazy.

    Polite,well mannered,the undisputed and uncontested patriotes Ethiopians defeated the Egyptian armies for once and for all.Yes,indeed;long live Ethiopians!!!!!!!!! Amen,amen,amen and amen.

    May our dearest lord,God rain endless calamities upon our dirty enemies both Egyptian rulers and Meles Naziawi.We sall fight,fight and fight our common enemies to their eventual demolition.Yes,we will.

    Egyptian gods are gone;so will Egyptan ruleres’ third hand Zinawianrobbers.

    You,see,Ehtiopians,today, the enemy that we are fighting tooth and nail is the byproduct of Egyptians’ filth;we shall completely defeat both,Egyptian rulers and Meles Naziawi simultaniously;yes,we will and we shall.

    Ethiopians,we shall maintain centuries of victory on Egyptian rulers and their armies.God bless the sons and daughter of the uparalled patriotes.

  57. Egyptian on

    Hi all,


    – Egypt will die without the Nile
    – Egypt Will do what ever it can to protect the water supply
    – Egyptians don’t hate Ethiopians in fact they don’t care a lot !
    – Egyptians will go to war only if they have to, the history of the last 40 years says so
    – Egypt is the strongest power in Africa
    – Egyptian air force is almost 30 times the size of the Ethiopia’s
    – Egypt army using state of the art weapons
    – Egypt modern army is one of the strongest in the world
    – Egyptian Navy will be in a picnic blocking Ethiopian only exit on the red sea [ we done that before ]
    – Most of African military leaders got their education in Egypt’s military academies
    – Egypt has and will have great international support if they go to war for water ! its like self defense
    – Egypt will not go to war directly we will use our diplomacy to try to solve it and this will help our image when we go to war if we have to
    – if Egypt goes to war with Ethiopia, already poor Ethiopians will go ages to the back and Egypt will pay tiring to help the next regime

    and finally as a normal Egyptian, I don’t hate Ethiopians ! but if I get any doubts that Ethiopians will try to interrupt the Nile to Egypt FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, I will be the first one landing on your beaches

  58. dogberry on

    Fool me once…


    Right about now, TPLF is the #1 enemy in Ethiopia than anybody else.


    East or WEST, We will use nile. Our people will not and should not die of hunger when we are having all this big rivers. It is by far better to die fighting Egypt for Nile than to die of hunger!

  60. Derege on

    We all know that life in Egypt depends on the Nile. And, we can’t blame the Egyptians to fight for their existence. So What is the purpose of this so called “Ethiopian” call for war. It is nothing more than a smoke screen designed to divert attention from the fierce resistance waged by Ethiopians in opposing the outrageous land leases, the silent genocide, rampant corruption and many atrocities being committed in broad day light, by the so called government.

  61. Lama_melhas on

    Meles Must be on drugs,Egypt produces its own weapons,Tanks anti tanks missiles and they have hundred of factories producing small and medium weight weaponry,if they were supplying the onlf meles and his dumb coward army would have no chance fighting especially if they supplied them the egyption made anti tanks rocketts.if egypt has a war with ethiopia does meles actually understands that 50% of ethiopian wouldn’t fight the egyptions????the somali’s,eritreans,sudanese and even djbouti would side with egypt???for a country who can’t even secure its own territory this reckless talk would get ethiopia wiped out,egypt has chemical and bilogical weapons by the tonnes and they would drop every ounce of it in ethiopia if war erupts egyptians don’t mess about when it comes to war.meles is truely dumb as known from long ago but picking a fight with egypt????well at least know they will probarly help the onlf since they are getting accused.

  62. abba Billo on

    The PM Meles cannot sleep in peace whithout singing the songs of ” REBELS ” . The Ethiopian rebels are haunting him . He exploits any opportunity which comes across him be it internally or externally. The last 20 years has showed us that the PM has accused all Ethiopia’s neighbouring countries for ” supporting the rebels ” . For many many years, if not all most Ethiopians know that Egypt 100% and Sudan 70% are depending on the both White and Blue Niles for survival. Why today it became a burning issue for the PM ? Is it really for the benefit of Ethiopia or for the benefit of TPLF gangsters ? I leave the answers for fellow Ethiopians.

  63. Temesgen Iwunet on


    You are trying to be a funny furry and tiny cunning fox wow wayane dressed in sheep skins and foaming to eat what you assume to be uninitiated sheep community.

    Didn’t you have RIVER NILE for centuries later on including even the whole of Eritrea and its entire superb coast lines and marvelous sea ports and still kept Ethiopia and the 80 million Ethiopian people one of the most wretched and one of the least developed beggar empire under the sun?

    You are pumping your chest and foaming to got to war with Egypt just for the sake of attention diversion so that the occupied and exploited poor Ethiopians may start dancing at your fake and disgraceful dishonest drumming. You are trying to focus our attention on irrelevant and distant Egypt and forcing us to keep forgetting to fighting the real enemy which is Wayane’s ONE MAN dictatorial oppression and blatant exploitation.

    That is exactly what Wayane have done with the wars with Eritrea and Somalia, devastating Ethiopians and only deepening the miseries and wretchedness of the nation. On the other hand the war has highly enriched Wayane tiny elites through the war economy and everything to the Wayane front thieves misleading propaganda playing on the old antipathies.

    The war is not against Egypt but against Ethiopians as usual.

    In the heat and fog of the fake hypnotizing war propaganda, Wayane will empty the national bank, collect world wide philanthropies, sell and lease the entire Ethiopian fertile agricultural land areas, arrange its scape routes and safely prepare places of settlement while we dance and cry for war and blood.

  64. We will use Nile on

    # 65. Temesgen / Wunet,

    First of all, you can not and should not conclude I am supporter of woyane just because I support the idea of using our river. If any Ethiopian is not going to support the idea of using Nile, he/she is not Ethiopian for me.

    Second, you have to differentiate the interest of Ethiopia and Ethiopians from the interest of woyane. Just to be against of woyane, I am not going to sell my country to Egypt. If you are a real Ethiopian and love your country, you should ask woyane why it took 15 years to use the river. It is not a secret to anyone that we have not used our water because of Egypt. Emperor HaileSelasse and Col. Mengistu tried to use it but Egypt was on our way. They even sponsor Somalia to invade us. They armed woyane and shabia so that there will be no peace in Ethiopia; if there is war in Ethiopia, the country will be weak to use the river. (the strategy the Egyptians used for years).

    This sad story of Ethiopia should end know. 10 million people should not go to hunger when we have so many rivers like Nile. Ethiopia and Ethiopians should not be the example of hunger on the Oxford dictionary or anywhere else. We should not allow Egypt to be the sole decider of our river. If it takes a war to use our river, it will be the only war woyane will fight for the interest of Ethiopia.

  65. Please do not distort facts. Meles did not sign any paper regarding recognition of Veto power on Nile. Just read the link. Even Mubarak never claims that. The fact remains that the current status quo on Nile use does work, and it is inevitable will change. This will happen with or without Meles.

    Independent reader

  66. Temesgen Iwunetu on

    66# We will use Nile,

    The very fact that all your unilateral self serving attention diversion medieval tactics of creating and manufacturing enemies and wars as if Ethiopians did not have more than their shares of wars, violence s and devastation for the last some 20 years solidly confirms that you are either a Wayane or converted Wayane PDO agent.

    Our real enemy is undemocratic minority dictatorship and bad to the bones BAD GOVERNANCE which has nothing to do with Egypt. Egypt is on only a convenient scape goat being picked up for use by cunning fox Wayane dictators as fake propaganda manipulation.

    Ethiopia has had the whole of Eritrea and its entire coast line and port facilities including abundant virgin fertil farm lands currently being distributed to the world wide international commercial farming corporations at dirt cheap prices while the Poor and wretched Ethiopians are perishing from lack of farm land and lack of food crop production.

    So please go and spread your dirt cheap baseless lies rather than thinking that we Ethiopians are idiots and try to manipulate, make a fool out of us and insult our intelligence while robbing the national bank and national resources.

    For me some one who is absolutely dumb like like a garden tool and blind and cannot even see that dictatorship, bad governance, reckless corruption, and a host other down right incompetency are the PRIME CAUSES of the world known Ethiopian poverty and wretchedness while Eritrea was part of Ethiopia with all the ports and vast coastal areas including vast areas fertile agricultural land areas all over Ethiopia.

    May be you need brain transplant in order to see and be aware of available huge amounts of human , material, natural, land, etc. resources that are being stolen and mismanaged.

    I don’t believe any Ethiopian will follow your gone mad blood thirsty adventure but you may jump with your Talla bet buddies and see what Egypt can make out of you.

    You are going to end this century old sad story of Ethiopia by invading Egypt? Kikikikiki… What are you smoking? Brain transplant may help.

    Wayane and Shaebia fought for their rights and got what they have wanted.

    What were your or your papas and mammas been doing then rather than being filled with bitterness and utter confusion and crying after the whole thing has taken place and is now settled?

    If you think that it was Egypt who armed them and helped them to break your back and you couldn’t fight and defeat them then what makes you think that you may now defeat them specially after you lost Eritrea and all the ports and became weak land locked and primitive society of the wretched? Hmmm…


    # 68 Temesgen /wenetu,

    If supporting the idea of using our river makes me woyane, then let be it. I am sure there are so many Ethiopians who support the idea of using our river without the saying of Egypt. Will that make them Woyanes too? O ya Col. Mengistu tried to use Nile too, O he must be woyane too……….wake up dude. You need a reality check. May be you are Egyptian or one of Ethiopians enemy.

    As much as I don’t want war for my country, I don’t want hunger in my country either. There is only one thing worst than war, which is hunger. We Ethiopians don’t like war and we never started a war unless we are provoked. Tell your masters to give us what is ours, OUR RIVER.

    Also, please read the comments topic. It is about Nile. If you don’t have anything to say about it, don’t waste our time. Don’t just write for the sake of having lines and paragraphs that doesn’t even make sense. At some point, you even supported woyane and shaebia for fighting their own war. Are you serious? This was 15 years ago. Do you think we can forget who sponsor the whole war?

    By the way, I don’t smoke anything and if I need a brain transplant, I will need a donor; but not from anti-Ethiopia and moron like you.

  68. Kitkit on

    Zinawi,the robber sick on the head.What legal rights and moral grounds does he have to speak on behave of Ethiopians?

    Does the robber think Ethiopians are simply have guns held on their head,they are colonized?

    Well,this robber is just a thin,blank notebook of Egypt.They wrote him a cheque,they supplied him with weapons,and they helped him to invade Ethiopia.What good is Zinawi and Egyptian rulers are for Ethiopia.Does anybody knows how to use a pair of scissors? Cut the split tongues of this robber into pieces,man!

  69. Temegen Iwunetu on


    Come guy/gal. Every one knows that the current world is a globalized and interconnected world such that events occur somewhere directly affects other events elsewhere. So, as a realist I don’t think that it is peaceful and fair behavior to cut nature given Nile River from Egypt, a country totally dependent on that river right from the classical times to the present, especially when we have overabundant fertile agricultural farmland being distributed to foreign corporations and money men. Araat Nexxib.

    When you are completely tongue tied and avoid mentioning the free distribution of fertile Ethiopian farm lands. These farm lands are being given to foreign money men while Ethiopians are starving from scarcity and unavailability of farmland.

    I think that you cannot be any thing other than those cunning corrupt Wayanes who actually distribute those farm lands while at the same time using the issue of Nile as an attention diversion and scape goat for the Ethiopian hunger and wretchedness of the last 20 years.

    After all the 99.6% vote robbery also needs attention diversion and emotionally appealing topics like River Nile. This appeals specially to medieval parochial corner patriots still seeing the globalized modern world from the pre medieval cave men point of views.

    Your sky high lies are truly amazing, when you fabricate and claim that Egypt organized, armed and helped Shaebia and TPLF to fight and defeat Ethiopia.

    The truth and the fact of the matter is that the Soviet union and China were the major supporters of these groups during the Haile Sellassie era.

    After the demise of Haile Sellassie and the ascendancy of Mengistu to power, the USA was the major supporter and backbone of the insurgency.

    Yes, absolutely I have nothing against Wayanes and others fighting for their rights and in what they believe in, but I have everything against their tiny minority misuse of power and power monopolization at the complete expenses of the entire 80 million Ethiopians being dictated and exploited.

    So please trust me I am not dreaming to bring back either Haile Sellassies’ or dictator Mengustu’s war mongering BAD GOVERNANCES to replace Wayane minority even more war mongering BAD GOVERNANCE.

    Rather than waiting for alms from “my masters” please learn to do productive activities with what you already have, otherwise I am afraid you might even lose whatever you do possess, for example the entire fertile farm lands being actively distributed to foreigners world wide, but of course unless you have a hand in the robbery.

    We need a 21st century inclusive, democratic, sustainable and genuinely peaceful good governance that converts that wretched society and the whole of the HORN in to the MODERN DAY GARDEN of EDEN and the vibrant ISLAND OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY. All the ingredients are there.

    You either catch the waves in good time, or the waves will surely catch you!


    #72 Temesgen /wunetu
    I don’t know from where to start ( since you keep touching so many topics), but let me try
    I am not saying, we should stop the flow of Nile. We Ethiopians have never said we should destroy Egypt. What we are saying is, let us divide the portion of the water so that all the Nile basin countries should benefit from it. So much water is being wasted every year. Instead of wasting the water, let us use it. There should not be “giver” and “receiver”. Since it is a natural resource, it is ours (all Nile basin countries). Egypt is saying, “All belongs to me”. This may have worked in the last 100 years. But, this kind of mentality is not going to work in our modern world. Egypt is looking at the negative side of using the water (if it has one) which is, we may attack them using the water. Is that really possible? If we start using the water, it means less hunger in the country. Which Egyptian industrial exporters can use the opportunity to export their stuff in to Ethiopia. A win-win situation for both countries.
    Huge amount of fertile land is being given to Indian and Egyptian investors. O ya, you didn’t know or don’t want to know Egypt is also in this land grabbing campaign.
    Let me go to my sky high lie (as you referred it). I didn’t say Egypt organized TPLF and shabia. Egypt didn’t organize them, but supported and armed both parties. You mean to tell me shabia leaders didn’t spend half of their life in Sudan and Egypt? Come on dude. Fool others. By the way, shabia didn’t defeat Ethiopia. Shabia defeated Derge. Get your facts straight. By the sound you are making, you are more to the shabia side. Are you shabia Temesgen? If you are shabia, worry about your own problems. You already have given share of your Nile River to Egypt as if you have enough natural resources. We, Ethiopians are not going to give our share of Nile river to anyone. And go and preach your good governance to your shabia masters and let me know what they think of it. I will be surprised if they even know the word “Good Governance”.

  71. Temesgen Iwunetu on


    My friend you can go to war if you are so desperate and want war but count us out of that stupid war. You sound like Constantine XI Palaiologos the last king of byzantine.

    Good lack!

    “Huge amount of fertile land is being given to Indian and Egyptian investors.

    O ya, you didn’t know or don’t want to know Egypt is also in this land grabbing campaign.” you wrote

    Ok, if that is the case why is the Ethiopian dictator and you (Mr. WE WILL USE NILE) actively drumming to go to war with Egypt while on the other hand and from the back door donating large areas of land to the same Egypt with whom both of you sleep in the same bed? kikikiki… what a cunning fox dressed in sheep skin and attempting to fully fool us.

    With regard to all of our neighbors such as Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia, Eritrea, Egypt, etc. I definitely like to build peaceful and equatable friendly coexistence where we are interacting positively in all areas of economics, trade, sustainable developments as well as well-being and welfare for the impoverished population.

    I would like to covert the ongoing and bygone pervert image of the enemy and the gigantic waste of resources in to the permanent image of friendship just like we have in Europe.


    #74. Temesgen/wunetu,

    For the zillions time, Ethiopians are not urging to a war. Please read what I post before you start writing. That will save both of us a lot of time and energy.
    By now, I am sure you are shabia. This is Ethiopian Review. These comments are meant for Ethiopians. You can give comment, but please do it under your real identity. Don’t try to be someone you are not. Are you ashamed of being shabia? You should be. Because shabia, wayane all are the same.
    Now you want to see United Africa, just like European Union. Well, tell your masters not to start war with every country like a mad dog.
    You wanted a separate country and we gave you what you wanted. But still, you keep putting your hands where it does not belong. We Ethiopians are capable of dealing with our problems. We don’t need no external help. Especially from you. It seems like, “yeraswa seyar, yesew tamaselalech”

  73. Almaz Habte on


    I know Temesgen as a good peace loving Ethiopian. So, please stay within relevance rather than writing misleading fiction.

  74. gebriel on

    Ethiopian review is a cacer of ethiopia, trying to destabilise ethiopia even it takes cooperating with egypiance. I want you to remember some thing always, ethiopiance are known through out histry to wipe out deseases like you. Dont forget that.

  75. desalegne on

    #6o, Egyptian.
    First off, there is no beaches in ethiopia. only mountains and big poisonous snakes. We do not have to fight you at all because the snakes are enough for desert skirt-wearing people such as you guys. You have to imagine if 3 million Isrealis can kick your ass, what 85 million ethiopians would do to you? The project of the construction of the nile dam is underway, why don’t you try it as we speak, oh i forgot I’m talking to a skirt-wearing mother…

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