Ginbot 7, OLF, ALEJE historic meeting in DC


A historic town hall meeting was held jointly by Alliance Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE) and Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, VA. During the meeting, Dr. Berhanu Nega, Chairman of Ginbot 7 and ALEJE, Dr. Nuro Dedefo, Executive Committee member and Head of Legal Affairs of OLF, and Dr. Getachew Begahsaw, Professor of Economics addressed the audience on several vital and topical issues with regard to the current political conditions in Ethiopia, and the urgent need to forge a broad alliance. Watch the videos below:

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144 thoughts on “Ginbot 7, OLF, ALEJE historic meeting in DC

  1. Tedy Tadesse on

    It is very nice to be united and strugle together to avoid WOYANE regime *DECTATOR MELES* and give freedom for our people , our land ….
    I’m very happy with this good news.

    Peace for Ethiopia

    Tedy Tadesse
    Luzern

  2. Washera on

    Asta B Getu,

    You are well versed in insults, which would imply you were brought up with a single parent, probably with a woman.

  3. Assta B. Gettu on

    Zabarga #100,

    Born to carp from a carping father who gave unwanted pregnancy to his unloved wife, abandoned by his two mendicant parents because they could not afford to raise a deformed and mentally retarded child, picked up from the garbage can by a God-fearing Ethiopian nun on her way to Church to worship the Almighty God, the God of the Christians, snatched away from her hand by emergency service men, put in adoption list if someone comes and offers him a Christian parenthood, denied proper parenting, proper schooling, and nutritious food, necked and starved to death, Zabarga, the neglected child, the unfortunate baby, and the great burden to the Ethiopian society from his miserable childhood to his abnormal adult life, knows only one word, and that word is “bitch.” Since this is the only word he knows, he has used it eight times. A person who repeats himself eight times or more is called subnormal or feebleminded.

    The second vocabulary he mentions in his unenlightening comment is “prostitution,” a word he knows very well from his childhood up to the present. Too bad OLF has surrounded itself with such vagabond and scummy people from a generation of riffraff. With an IQ less than 70, Zabarga should first work hard to raise his IQ deficiency to at least 82 percent. Then he can write with a maximum difficulty a rudimentary comment where anyone can understand without wasting one’s precious time.

    After he has gone through hell and high water, and after he has often gone off half cocked, Zabarga is still Zabarga, a confused person who always use the same word, and at that a profane one and continues to complain because I have said the Oslo incident is unfortunate but the motive is legitimate to discourage Muslims from dominating the whole world and from instituting their Sharia law, a barbaric law. I am telling the confused Zabarga not to look a gift horse in the mouth. I have said Muslims are living their birthplaces in a big number and flooding Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States, and with their high birth rates, they are changing the demography of the world.

    I don’t know about Muslims, but I know all Christians are good people, especially the Ethiopian Christians. Of course, you, conceived in sin and born to mislead others, are not one of them. Don’t steal or plagiarize someone’s quotation. The following quotation is not yours, dummy and thief. The person who said, “You may fool some of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all the time” was Abraham Lincoln. I know you are born to cozen or pilfer, and nothing new comes out of your dirty mouth. The ugliness or the stink of your comment is bad enough to turn my stomach. I wish people like you were not born; they should have been thrown away with their stillbirths to the dumpster.

  4. Assta B. Gettu on

    Washara #102,

    You sulky, uncircumcised, and plebeian! Shame on you and on your parents who raised you! Don’t you know many great men and great women come from single parents? For example, Parel McCarthy, Marilyn Monroe, Eddie Murphy, Sarah Polley, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and many others were raised by single parents. How dull and ignorant you are! Who are you to disparage thousands of single parents? Go to Washara and learn some poetry from Wizero Gedamnesh, an accomplished Memhir of kine. I don’t think you know her; such a doggy person like you have no chance to meet highly educated Ethiopian women. May the wrath of God consume you for insulting single mothers and single fathers who raised prominent persons, priests, Archbishops, Bishops, Patriarchs, governors, senators, presidents, medical doctors, scientists, engineers, lawyers, army generals, and many other holy men and holy women!

  5. Assta B. Gettu on

    Correction: Paragraph 3, line 8, should be read leaving, not living.(Comment 103)

  6. Eden 1 on

    -Think of so many soldiers and great leaders who die for their countries at war. They sacrifice for their nations and others and leave widows who have to raise their children.

    -Think of Ethiopia’s world war II itself; many mothers had to surivive the war(some were at the battle themselves), raise their children, educate them and help them contribute to their country. All this so you and I can be free of colonization.

    -Think of making a mistake of marrying a bad man and causing havoc for their families in the name of a marriage. In fact their is a researched study that a loving and nourturing single parent is better than a chaotic two parents home. When it works, it is always best to have two parents. There are all types ( good and bad of single fathere/mothers or pairs).

    -It is like Obama said, “may be it is bcause of my father’s absense that I am here today”.

    -Some fathers mighht be in a marriage but hardly there for different reasons including psychological absence. Then, it is mostly mothers who raise all kinds of people in society.

    -The old chauvinistic Ethiopian mentality of “Ye set LIj” is out dated. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

    You either live in a very small world, your mentality is shrank to the point of lowliness or you are a stuck up shauvinist. Having a father does not seem to have helped you grow up.

  7. Assta B. Gettu on

    In a state of war!

    Insane or normal, 32 or 82 years old, Norwegian or Pakistanis, Anders Behring Breivike has murdered 76 innocent people for he knew, according to his lawyer, he was in a state of war with Muslims, invading Europe. Concerned European Christians, Canadian Christians, Australian Christians, and American Christians may be also in a state of war with Muslims whose rampant growth in these generous and welcoming Christian lands has been alarming.

    Is there any organization that is not in a state of war with the multitude of Muslims? Is not NATO in a state of war with the Taliban Muslims, with the Al Quaeda Muslims, and with the Libyan Muslims? Who is not in a state of war with Muslims who hate to be friends with the Christians, the Jews, and with the other nonbelievers (Quran 60:1)?

    When President Obama declares America is not a Christian country but a country of Muslims and others, it seems he is telling us we Christian Americans are already in a state of war with Muslims whose migrations to a Christian America have no end at all, at least until President Obama’s term ends.

    When American Muslims design to build a grand Mosque at the Grand Zero in New York City, where thousands of innocent people were killed by the Saudi Islamist terrorists, are not many American Christians in a state of war with the American Muslims who would like to see the completion of the new Mosque with the blessing of Barack Hussein Obama?

    Those of us who reject Islam and its Sharia law are always in a state of war with the Arab-Muslim world. When the Islamist Jihadists in Pakistan and elsewhere slaughter innocent Christians, we Christians are in a state of war with the Muslims, particularly with the Pakistanis Muslims, whether we hate to be in a state of war with Muslims all the times or not. Whenever Jihadist Muslims hit our cities, our roads, our transportation systems without warning, they are telling us they are in a state of war with Christianity and when we catch the Islamist perpetrators and bring them to justice, they would tell us we are in a state of war with Islam. The Egyptian indigenous Coptic Christians are most of the time in a state of war with the new comers, the Egyptian Muslims.

    Once upon a time, Ethiopia was in a state of war with the Turkish Muslims who came to destroy Ethiopia under a Muslims leader by the name Gragn Muhammad. Emperor Yohannes was in a state of war with the Egyptian Mahdi Muslims. The citizens of Mecca were in a state of war with the newly forced and converted Muslims, followers of Muhammad the prophet. Ethiopia, sooner or later, will be in a state of war with the Ethiopian Muslims who have started burning Christian Churches in Ethiopia, ouch, in Oromia.

    Individually, as a Christian, I am always in a state of war with Gragn Ahmed who is determined to destroy the Coptic Church and build a Mosque near the Holy City of Axum in the Tigray province, Ethiopia. Elias Kifle, a distinguished journalist, is in a state of war with Al Amoudi, the Rich Man. We will always be in a state of war with Muslims until the Lord Jesus Christ comes to this earth and bring to an end the state of war and establish a state of peace, as he is the Prince of peace. Maranatha!

  8. Assta B. Gettu on

    Eden 1 #107,

    Your respond to Washera #102 is smoother, gentler, more friendly, and more persuasively than mine. I hit him hard; you comforted him; I cursed him; you blessed him; I warned him; you advised him. Yes, some people learn their lessons by being whipped with a six-foot-long stick, and others learn their lessons by being motivated by their peers or friends. Thank you for your extra effort to help him.

    I want to add to my lists of those people who were raised by single parents: Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve were raised by a single parent, the Rock of Ages, the Ancient One, the I AM, the Yes, the Alpha and the Omega, God the Father!

  9. Assta B. Gettu on

    Correction: Comment #109, first paragraph should be read response, not respond.

  10. Masresha on

    #108. Assta B. Gettu,

    You, yourself said it all! Thank you for your self revelation.

    The state of war that is between your two lousy troubled ears is going to stay there and keep making you mad and spread hate. You are in deep shit, I mean really deep up to your neck and soon covering your small MAD HEAD. It is like you are vomiting a lot and swimming in your vomits. You really need help. Or else you will stay in a state of war and die in a state of war. What a waste! Dumb like a garden hoe! :)

  11. Assta B. Gettu on

    Masresha #111,

    You have not grasped the entire essence of my state of war as you have struggled to understand it. Let me help you a little bit, reserving the wrath for a while.

    Every body in this world is in a state of war: the moment a baby is born from his mother’s womb, he is in a state of war with the new world he has never seen before; therefore, the baby cries out for help or for food.

    As the baby is being raised by his parents, he is in a state of war with his father and his mother as they both try to discipline him. When he is in school, he is in a state of war with his teachers as he struggles to study hard and to graduate with good grades.

    After his graduation, he is in a state of war with his search to find a high paying jobs; if he couldn’t find a job, he is in a state of war with being unemployed. In the mean time, if he gets sick, he is in a state of war with his illness. The story of the state of war goes on and on until the person who is in a state of war expires from this evanescent world.

    When the first persons, Adam and Eve sinned, they were in a state of war with their creator, and their creator drove them out not from Muhammad’s false paradise but from God’s real paradise.

    When Muhammad was in a state of war with the citizens of Mecca, he sent his immediate family to a Christian land, Ethiopia, and Ethiopia provided shelter, food, and protection for Muhammad’s persecuted family.

    By burning the Christian Churches, the Ethiopian Muslims are now in a state of war with the Ethiopian Christians, and such a state of war will continue until the Ethiopian Muslims reject Muhammad’s arbitrary law: one Muslim man for four wives, but for a Muslim prophet more than four wives.

    Throughout my life, I have been in a state of war: War with having too much; war with having too little; war with the Derg; war with Mengistu Haile Mariam; war with Meles Seitanawi (Zenawi); war with Aba Paulos; war with OLF; war with west for supporting Dictator Meles, and war with Islam. The only time I had not been in a state of war was when His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie reigned Ethiopia with justice and the rule of law.

    Now to the wrath: when you, የእንግዴ ልጅ, slovenly blubbered and scribbled: “You are in deep shit,” what do you mean? Everyone who eats and drinks has always to shit, and that kind of shitting is normal. Are you telling me you will never shit? You simply pass your uncontrollable gas full of mephitis and poison the air. Your slobbering mouth promotes you to be designated as a ልጋጋም boy. Not only that, your flat and mucous-dripping nose puts you in a designated area for the sloppiest and dirties persons like you. Carrying your shit in your underwear, you cannot function in a normal society; therefore, you remain isolated; you are one of the untouchables; therefore, you are in a state of war with your filthy nature, and I am in a state of war with people like you.

  12. Masresha on

    #112.Assta B. Gettu,

    As you said and I absolutely greed with you, YOU are in a state of war and will be in a state of war and die in a state of war unless you pray,repent and accept natural diversities and the tolerant democratic principles coexistence attached to it.

    No misunderstanding about this. But as I also said the state of war you are talking and suffering from is ONLY between your own dumb ears based on your erroneous definition of the world around you because you are such a one sided fanatic intolerant selfish tyrant unwilling to accept natural diversity and existing realities.

    Not everybody in the world is in a state war but mostly in a state of peace, tranquility and hedonistic lavish enjoyments.

    The moment a baby is born from his mothers womb, he or she may cry a little bit due to the natural changes from the environment of the womb to that of the physical world but in most cases they start broadly smiling and laughing loud at the sounds and gazing smiling faces of the mother and father. “What beautifully new world” is what they think and express through their beautiful smiles.

    For babies crying is not at all a state of war but a friendly expression and amicable communication method of requesting food and to be cleaned when they have not yet developed speech communication abilities. Please don’t put your twisted and evil negative misinterpretations and words in to babies mouths on the basis of your own individual life misfortunes. Go to school to enlighten yourself.

    Forget about the unprovable mystical and magical paradise lost which can not be proved but can only be believed by those who like to believe it with questioning because it often brings them gold, goat, wax, coffee, teff,doro wot, power and land. I am sure the king’s era was the best era for your selfish bottomless flabby feudal belly because it provided you with all of these goodies and more while the majority of Ethiopians were dying from hunger like flies.

    Now, it is PM Meles and his cadres who enjoys all the goodies of the ex-king while you are made to be at war with yourself as well as with your surroundings.

    In the case of graduating students too, yes they have to look for a job after graduation, some find high paying jobs and enjoy life, others may find low paying jobs and still adjust their expenditures and through that enjoy life. Some may be unemployed but become successful business persons. A few may be unemployed too. But all in all a lot of them are happy and secretly singing about the beauty of the world.

    Because you head is screwed since you can only selectively pick up topics that may conveniently put you at your own predefined self inflicted state of war, otherwise the both Muslims communities and and the Christians who burned each other’s marginal holy places were both victims of the divisive agent provocateurs sent by power hungry Wayane tyrants.

    Yes, you may demand from other’s to forget what your silly brain calls “their arbitrary law” in the same way they may have the right to demand from you likes too to forget your unjust and arbitrary laws. That sort of fanaticism been going on now for the last some 2011 years with no end insight. I am afraid that you might be the first prophet to fix the cracks in your favor alone. :)

    Please stop fooling us about your war with Derg, Mengistu, Meles, Abba Paulos, OLF, west, Muslims, etc. simply because seat day and night in front your broken second hand computer screen with your arsenals of sugary bottles of Coca cola and king of kings size fatty hamburgers and potato chips. Give BIG and fanatic bites to the hamburgers rather than trying to bother others with your headless and clueless mad fanaticism.

    Ask Meles, Mengistu, Afewerqi and the many other Ethiopian majorities as to “the reign of justice and the rule of law” you are badly missing under His majesty Emperor Haile Selassies. I mean educate yourself through direct questioning and opinion surveys rather than depending ONLY on your wild opinion. Knowing will save you from staying an empty traumatized Lallebala chanting and insulting the world and its people. Dumb like a dung shovel! :)

  13. Eden 1 on

    “The state of war” between Assta and Masresha is becoming a state of war and peace. Interesting how two people view the world and both can be convancing in their own ways except extremism asks for revision and if one can tolerate the state of panching boxing. Does that flavour it like boxing? who knows? may be it might, if one is a fun. As long as verbal panches are done tastefully, well it is a state passion and emotion that flows along with the conviction of belief.

    Philosophy is interesting but requires ample time to digest and crystalize; expression is fantastic, but requries time editing. Such thinking and yet raw human communication, what do you call it?

  14. Assta B. Gettu on

    Masresha #113,

    What is the difference between you and Meles Seitanawi (Zenawi) who covers up hunger with plenty of food, poverty with prosperity, conflict with peace, bad governance with good leadership, and high unemployment with full employment?

    In the same way, like your master, Meles Seitanawi (Zenawi), you are covering up the state of war with the state of peace, happiness, and good governance. You cannot even comprehend what is going on in our time in Ethiopia; you don’t understand at all that there is a state of war with famine in Ethiopia. Many Ethiopians, Somalians, and Kenyans are fighting to save their lives; they are indeed in a state of war with hunger, poverty, and diseases: they need someone to take them out of their state of war with destitution, and the world is trying to help them by sending food aid so that they could get some kind of relief from their state of war with their miserable living conditions.

    However, many egoistic people like you would give their deaf ears and blind eyes to the state of war existing in Ethiopia and in the other parts of the world. When there is no peace, they simply would say there is peace; when there is no food, they prefer to say there is plenty of food in the country, and when there are no enough medical doctors, they shamelessly would say there are many doctors that can take care of their patients.

    How true the word of that great prophet Jeremiah is: “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace” (Jeremiah 6:14). There are still some people, like this ignorant and careless Masresha, who simply want, in order to please their superiors, to cover up the bad with an artificial good, and the disease with temporary life, the absence of doctors with the fake presence of doctors. They do this to hide the state of war that exists in their country in various forms. Once again, the Holy Scripture says: “Because they lead my people astray, saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash, therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall” (Ezekiel 13:10).

    Masresha may try to cheat the Ethiopian people by telling them there is no famine in the country; there is not a state of war in Ethiopia, and there is always a rule of law in all the provinces of Ethiopia. This is what the prophet Ezekiel says that “a flimsy wall is built,” but it is going to collapse. You, deluded Mersha, may cheat the Ethiopian people; however, your cheating will collapse like the flimsy wall; you may cover it with whitewash, but it will fall. You better admit there is a state of war even among animals: A state of war between a cat and a rat; a state of war between a lion and other wild animals, and a state of war between a snake and human beings.

    If you have clearly understood my comment on the state of war, you shouldn’t have jotted down the following self-defeating statement: “Not everybody in the world is in a state of war but mostly in a state of peace, tranquility and hedonistic lavish enjoyments.”

    Even the richest person is in a state of war with what to do with the massive wealth he/she has accumulated or hoarded. Can you give me a single person who has never been in a state of war and who is always free from a state of war? The whole world, including you, is in a state of war. No one is free from a state of war! A state of war does not necessarily involve carrying weapons and going to the battlefield to fight with one’s enemy. A state of war involves some of the following facts: a lose of a family, a broken marriage, having an incurable disease, falling from grace because of sex scandals or something else, to be in jail for life, to be in exile and never to go back to one’s own country, and to live doubting the existence of God, which means one is in a state of war with God.

    You believe most people are in a state of peace and happiness. Tell me what constitutes happiness? Does the absence of pain or the absence of a state of war constitute hedonism, pleasure, and perfect tranquility? Does abstaining from bodily desire and living an ascetic life renders a person free from a state of war? Even if a person gives everything he owns to a charity and goes to Waldiba Gedam or to Mahiber-Selassie Gedam and spends the rest of his life there, do you think he will be free from a state of war? Never! Go to one of the Ethiopian monasteries and see for yourself how the monks and the nuns live in a state of war in a monastery, and how they fight everyday with their carnal desires and with the outside world. Whether a person is living in a secular world or in a monastery, he will never be free from a state of war. Whether a person is a president, a king, a queen, a prime minister, a patriarch, an imam, and a house keeper, he will never be free from a state of war. Whether a person is like Al Amoudi, the richest person in the world or like Assta B. Gettu, the poorest person in the whole country, he is still living in a state of war.

    Jesus himself lived in a state of war: “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
    The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
    Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’”
    The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.”
    Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”
    The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. For it is written:
    “‘He will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you carefully;
    they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
    Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test’”
    “When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time” (Luke 4:1-13).
    Your sentence: “Forget the —mystical and magical paradise…” suggests that Muhammad’s paradise is a false paradise, but Jesus Paradise is a genuine one. As Jesus said to one of the criminals who were in the state of war with their crimes: “Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).
    This time, your state of war is with Emperor Haile Selassie, Lalibela, second-hand computer, coca cola, hamburger, and potato chips. I will tell you Emperor Haile Selassie was one of the greatest Ethiopian kings ever ruled Ethiopia, and that is why Ethiopians called him ጸሐዩ ንጉሥ, and the beauty of Lalibela is one of the wanders of the world. As a little and demented person, you are insulting second-hand computer users, hamburger and potato chips eaters and coca cola drinkers; therefore, you are in a state of war with those lovers of hamburger, potato chips, coca cola, and second-hand computers.
    The only redemption for your backwardness, total darkness you are in, and lack of understanding abstract words such as hedonism, tranquility, peace, state of war is to go to one of the best Ethiopian Church schools and start learning ሀሁ for at least seven years. Then you will be a better person to handle your state of war with ignorance, poverty, disease, and self aggrandizement. In the mean time, admit you are in a state of war with yourself and with the whole world and the world after this temporary one. The only time you will be free from a state of war is when you are in the kingdom of God in heaven.

  15. Masresha on

    #115. Assta B. Gettu,

    I am supposed be ruined by your determined frontal attacks as if there NO tomorrow by using the sword and shield of a permanent state of war. But still, I am in permanent peace and happy while considering your attacks to be the argument between issues and things rather than between ME and YOU personally. Hmmm…

    To characterize every human activities and every human relations as nothing but a singular state of war is to be an OVER SIMPLISTIC ONE DIMENSIONAL DETERMINIST and distorted artificial thinking which clearly reflects that particular individual’s negative and traumatic life experience. Very sad though!

    Otherwise, human life and human experiences are neither singularly negative and exclusively in a state of conflict and permanent war, nor is it singularly positive and exclusively in a pefect state of peace and happiness alone.

    Just like the two sides of a single coin, some times conflict and a state of war prevails while at other times peace and happiness predominates. Otherwise life would have lost its meanings and humanity must gone absolutely mad and suicidal to say the least.

    As an example, look at Assta B. Gettu who according to his own admission have been enjoying the state of peace and happiness during the time of His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie’s reign in Ethiopia “with justice and the rule of law.” So, this alone testifies to the living truth that even the advocate of the universal truth of the permanent state of war have in fact been enjoying the state of peace and happiness at one point in his life time. This is one side of a coin.

    At the same particular period and under the same rule of government there were large numbers of people who were in a state of war and complete state of unhappiness and misery. This again is the second side of the same coin.

    And now again, some of those people who were in a state of war devoid of basic happy life conditions during HIM’S rule are currently enjoying life and more than happy while Assta B.Gettu is in a state of war and complete pessimism with which he tries to contaminate even the people who do not share his utterly deterministic one dimensional distorted world outlook.

    Yes, Asst B.Gettu can say, “This is my life story, this is my experiences and this is how I feel about them.”

    But he can not say without facing rock hard opposition and out right rejection, ” this is my life story, this is my experience, these is how I feel about it, and this is also how all else must feel about.”

    Otherwise it will be the unilateral dictatorship of ideas and the feeding and forcing of individual personal feelings and world views down the throats of other people with their own individual life stories and experiences to tell or narrate, if they so desire.

    The last but not the least most important question to ask is as to why Assta B. Gettu who is moaning and complaining about his own permanent state of war is unwilling to support the broad based unity of all Ethiopians being organized in order to bring about sustainable development, pluralistic representative democracy, justice for all, a state of permanent peace, the True New Garden Aden and happiness.

    We know the fact that humans can think and ct consciously as to create happiness or unhappiness and something in between. So, let us join hands in unity within diversity and create happiness and a permanent state of peace and prosperity for all.

  16. Komche on

    Please ban this stupid debtera Assta B Getu who has nothing to do while he lives on UK state benefit and preaches hate and intolerance. He reminds me the recent Norwegian killer who has murdered innocent children in Norway. Assta is a maniac like Brevik who never hesitate to slaughter Oromo and Muslims if he is given chance. This bigot should not be allowed to use a PC for his racist propaganda.

  17. Daniel on

    #114.Assta B. Gettu,

    “The only time you will be free from a state of war is when you are in the kingdom of God in heaven.” you stated :)

    The unsubstantiated belief you stated applies to you but NOT to all others. How do you know how you are going to feel and act when you are dead and buried after which time you may supposedly travel in to the kingdom of heavens since you have never been there or none have come back to share experiences with living?

    For example, for me I feel free, peaceful and happy when I am in this beautiful world, enjoying green and worm summers, rainy and fertile autumns, cold and clean winter white snow land scape where I may go skiing, skating, snow boarding, fishing under the ice and making delicious fish soup as well as proceeding to the beautiful spring season with its budding flowers and tender environment waking up to salute humans. Add fitting beautiful winter, summer, autumn and spring musics to the changing seasons and learn to lay back and listen after work whether the work is creating art, machines, products, songs and or fighting and resisting tyranny and struggling to the world for the better.

    Here I don’t feel that I am at war but at peace on the way increasing and spreading peace by crushing the state war, using my abundant positive energies and optimistic world views.

  18. Assta B. Gettu on

    Marsha #115,

    I’m glad you have finally admitted there is a state of war in all human beings as there is a little space for peace, too. What you have missed is the main point that peace is the outcome of the state of war. What was the outcome of World War I? After the whole world had been in a state of war for almost five years? The Treaty of Versailles ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied powers. The Treaty of Versailles didn’t mean the end of the state of war that existed in every individual. In fact, after few years, the state of war became globalized i.e. World II tormented the earth for almost six years, and the result of that terrible war was the Treaty of San Francisco in 1951.

    The Treaty of San Francisco did not end the state of war; it was followed by the Cold War, then by the Korean War, then by the Vietnam War, then by the Gulf War, then by the Iraq War, then by the Afghanistan and the Libyan War. I am showing you a historical state of war in our short time; it started in the time of Adam and Eve and continues until the present time.

    No, you are not going to be ruined by your state of war; the only time you are going to be ruined is when you stop fighting for your survival, denying that you are not in a state of war, denying you are not hungry when you are in fact hungry, denying you are not thirsty when in fact you are thirsty, denying you don’t have any problem when in fact you have a big problem, and denying you are not sick when in fact you are terribly sick.

    The state of war is in everybody’s blood. Haven’t you heard the five famous words in your science class: “Survival of the fittest?” It shows there is a state of war in every species, and those who win the war will survive and continue to live in a state of war. If they stop fighting, they will die. Don’t take the state of war as a curse; take it as a blessing given to all human beings by their creator when he said first to the serpent: “Cursed are you above all the live stock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Then he said to the woman: “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children….” Then he said to the man: “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you…by the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground…” (Genesis 3:13-19).

    Do you understand the state of war was given to us as a result of our rebellious nature in the Garden of Eden when we broke God’s commandment: “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17).

    Therefore, we continue to live in a state of war to feed our selves, to get our education, and to protect our country from our enemies who are in a state of war, too, like ourselves. A person who is not in a state of war is a dead person without a soul. All the geniuses who invented the printing press, the telescope, the compass, the electricity, the telegraph, the telephone, the cars, the computer, and the Internet had been in a state of war, and the results of their state of war are their inventions that have been very useful for all of us, today. Had they not been in a state of war, they could have never invented some of the wonders of the world – their inventions.

    The only person who can survive in this world is a person who is in a state of war, a person who struggles day and night to improve himself, to be better than the other person. The moment the state of war stops in a person, the person departs from this world of the state of war. The state of war is a person’s heart; when the person’s heart stops beating, the person dies. There is no real peace treaty that ends the state of war in a person, and since the state of war in a person is part of a person’s life, no peace treaty is needed.

    No one in this world will succeed unless he is in a state of war, in a constant struggle to excel the other. America has been in a state of war since its inception, and the result of its state of war is that America is now the only supper power in the world.

    The main advantage to always be in a state of war is no one comes to break your house to steal your properties if he knows you are in a state of war. You are most of the time awake, alert, doing some tangible things, and taking care of your family and your properties. Follow the advice of the Holy Scripture: “Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come” (Mark 13:33). When you are told to be alert, you have to be in a state of war with your dozing or sleep. The shepherds of Bethlehem were in a state of war without sleep that particular night when they suddenly joined the angles singing a new song about the birth of Jesus Christ. If they were in a state of peace, in a state of dozing, they could have never gotten the chance to sing with the heavenly hosts in that glorious night in the city of David.

    I am elated I am in a state of war, awake, alert, and vigilant all the time!

  19. Assta B. Gettu on

    Daniel #118,

    Stick to your beautiful world until it vomits you out of its big mouth. I don’t want to waste my precious time with a person who doesn’t believe in the life after. There is no point to talk about heavenly Jerusalem while your Jerusalem is on this earth. I don’t want to talk about heavenly angles while your heavenly angels are the Meles cadres. I don’t want to talk about God the Father while your father is the almighty dollar. If you want to learn about life after death, go to the nearest Church and study the Bible with the pastor of that Church.

  20. Daniel on

    #120.Assta B. Gettu,

    What you stated is just okay for you but for me I am just sick and tired about most those pastors and church men who preach one thing and all the goodies in public wile turning back doing all the horrible things in the darkness and in secret rooms, for example in the form of brainwashing and rape the helpless and under aged as well as practice even shameful criminal pedophile activities all in the name of GOD and the Holy Book which they love to quote and narrate endlessly. Please don’t over do it, because we all know what is going on in practice and in the darkness!

  21. Assta B. Gettu on

    Dear Daniel #121,

    If you mistrust the pastors and don’t like what they do, don’t do what they do, and don’t take them as good models. Ignore such worldly pastors, close your door behind you, and pray to God to open your heart to see what he has done for your: the air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, the sun light you enjoy, and the breath of life you posses – all these good things didn’t come by themselves: The good Lord in heaven created them for us so that we could glorify him for his everlasting kindness. Please, start reading the Holy Bible with an open heart and with a prayer, and give your entire heart to God; then he will take care of you. Do the good things the pastor does; don’t do the bad things he does. You must remember a pastor is a human being, a sinner like you and like me; therefore, watch out for yourself; don’t worry about him. He will be responsible for his improper behavior, and he will be punished for his mischievous actions when Jesus comes to this world to judge the living and the dead.

  22. Anonymous on

    Assta B. Gettu,

    you are either one of those ” If yesterday comes ” or ” If today’s sun does not set ” . But sorry, you can not change the nature, both of these events do not happen. Fortunately, it is the TOMORROW which will come forcefully.

  23. Assta B. Gettu on

    Anonymous #123,

    It is possible to change the course of nature; for example Joshua and Elijah changed the course of nature. Joshua stopped the sun and the moon for a full day from setting until he completely defeated his enemies (Joshua 10:2; 13). Elijah shut the sky from giving rain for three and a half years (1st Kings 18:1).

  24. Anonymous on

    Assta B. Gettu,

    talk about yourself, not about the saints in Holy Bible. A Devil may not change the course of nature since you are a Devil by yourself. You are a two taunged serpent which is comparing itself to the Saints. The ultimate end of Devil is fire and you will go to fire when Ethiopian peoples will go to paradise.

  25. Assta B. Gettu on

    Anonymous #125,

    You cannot find any evidence that I have compared myself with one of the Holy Saints of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, and I don’t have to talk about myself since you are talking about me.

    It is true the indigenous Ethiopian Christians will go to Jesus’ paradise because they believe Jesus is the Son of God, but those who do not believe in Jesus will never inherit the kingdom of God: “We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true–even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life” (1st John 5:20).

  26. Assta B. Gettu on

    Komche #117,

    I don’t recognize any religion in Ethiopia except the two great religions – Christianity and Judaism

  27. Yonas on

    #127.Assta B. Gettu,

    Okay, if that is the case can the rest unrecognized send to you their official and fully stamped applications in three hard copies for recognition? :)

  28. yewalashet on

    Dear Yonas #128,

    talking to Assta B. Gettu is like telling Lucifer the Satan to repent and come back to the God’s divine. This guy is under the controll of demon. Let him scream out what the Devil has ordered him. But we the Ethiopian peoples are the winners.

  29. Assta B. Gettu on

    My dear Yohanes #128,

    I responded to your question in detail, but unfortunately it was not posted; however, I will give you a short answer to your legitimate question: I am not the one who approves or disqualifies any religious organization to work in Ethiopia. Someone at the highest level in Ethiopia is responsible for proving or disproving stamped or unstamped application.

    My advice to you: don’t ever listen to that wicked Yewalashet #129 and do your own research and come up with your own conclusion.

  30. yewalashet on

    Assta B. Gettu,

    really you are acting like a red fox in Siemen Mountains, which jumps from place to place, from hol to hol or from cave to cave when it sees a leopard. You jump on OLF, on Ethiopian peoples, except the Amharas, you jump on all religions in Ethiopia, except the Christianity and Judaism. You are a piece of rotten fruit which must be discard as soon as possible from our society.

  31. Ujili Makut on

    Assta B. Gettu

    is a stray mad dog which bites every one across the streets and some times, even it turns around and bites it’s own tail.

  32. Assta B. Gettu on

    Yewalashet #131,

    You fool, the Ethiopians are the Amharas, and the Amharas are the Ethiopians; you have not still grasped the beauty, the continuity, the superiority, and the harmony of this logical thinking the Amharas (the Ethiopians) have developed throughout the centuries.

    Yes, Christianity and Judaism are the only worldly recognized religions that have ancient roots from the Ancient One, the Rock of Ages, the Amen, the Yes, the I Am, the Alpha, and the Omega – Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.

    I am a delicious mango, a yummy avocado, an appetizing prune, an ambrosial peach, a tasty date, a mouthwatering cherry, a sweet lemon, a tantalizing almond, and all the attractive and edible tropical fruits, not a rotten apple as you mentioned; however, you are a festering መግል, stinking pus. Get some bandage and cover your wound, and as it smells nasty, no one is going to sit near you, and that is why you are condemned by the society.

  33. Assta B. Gettu on

    Ujili Makut #132,

    You got it right! Meles Seitanawi (Zenawi), his crime families, and all his supporters like you have driven me gonzo and left me with rabid revenge against the enemies of the Ethiopian people. It is true, I will bite, fight, and drive them out of my country shortly.

  34. Ujili Makut on

    Ass Belly Gheto,

    fighting is not by hidding behind the pc and shouting out till explosion. Fighting is in the forests and mountains of Ethiopia. You and your fanatical likes have no chance in our country. Better shut your impudent mouth and bite FARAJI’s cakes and sausages for your endless glutton stomach.

  35. Assta B. Gettu on

    Ujili, jil (135),

    You ጅል ሞኝ ቂል ጅላጅል, I will never fight you either in the jungle, in the valley, in the meadow, or on the mountain or at Meskel Square in Ethiopia for you are too weak, sissy, too clumsy, too fragile like a boneless worm. I know there are some people like you in Ethiopia, and that is why Meles Seitanawi is still in power. Meles needs weak subjects, voiceless people, and humble citizens to continue to rule Ethiopia indefinitely.

  36. Kasebaw on

    Yewalashet #131,

    you are absolutlly correct in every way of fighting the Devil which is planting hatered among the Ethiopian peoples. But comparing Assta B. Gettu to our beutfull and adimiring Siemen Mountains red fox is wrong. Rather it fits better to compare him to the abnormal and stupid hyna which roams around and crys after the sun has rosen over it. By the way, the tribal or ethnical far right wing radicals have died already in Southe Africa and the Serbia. And also the fanatical christianity have died already in Wako Califoria ( USA ) and in north Uganda. One has no any reason to be religion radical, if he/she has not has any connection with al-qaida.

  37. Assta B. Gettu on

    Ujili #135,

    In the old days when people had no means to fight with against their enemies, they went to the woods to collect some dry sticks and sharp stones, but you are telling me to leave my computer and go to the Ethiopian jungles to fight you. Alas, how backward you are!

    Modern man has passed that Stone Age, and he is on the way of degrading his sophisticated weapons. Instead he has chosen to fight his enemies with his pen, sitting in front of his computer. What does Cold War mean? It means a war of words, a war of pens, and a war of new ideas. I ask you to be part of the New Age instead of the old or the Dark Age!

  38. Assta B. Gettu on

    Kasehaw #137,

    Thank you for defending that lovely red fox of the Siemen Mountain: hundreds of foreigners visit the Siemen Mountain to see the red fox with red and smooth hairs, bright eyes, attentive ears,humble tails, and smart brains.

    The red fox of the Siemen Mountain is my red fox; the baboons of the Siemen Mountain are my baboons; the cold weather of the Siemen Mountain is my cold weather; the mountain itself is my mountain; the people of the Siemen Mountain are my people, starting from Mount Dashen down to ፈረስ ሰበር ጊዮርጊስ, Debark – all of them – red fox, baboons, cold weather, Ras Dashen, and the people – are mine. What is yours? You have nothing but the Arabian Desert that has no water, no trees, no animals, and no human beings.

    You may have crossed the line when you call that hard-working animal, hyena, a stupid animal. Don’t let the people of Harar hear you disparaging that great animal, a true friend of the many people of Harar.

    There have never been fanatical Christians, and the true Serbian Christians are still flourishing in their Christian land of Serbia even though you tried to destroy them allying yourself with Christian America as you did during the Ottoman Empire and during World II. You are lucky the other Christians came to your help when the Serbs tried to drive you out of their Christian land you illegally occupied with the help of the Turkish Muslim government.

    I will tell you in your face: there are no radical Christians, but there are millions of radical Islamist terrorists and Jihadists who are still maiming, stoning, beheading, burning, and destroying innocent Christians in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Sudan, and Somalia. In fact, I want you to read what the Sudani Muslim government did few days ago to the Ethiopian wounded soldiers:

    UN: Sudan Delayed Medical Flight for Dying Ethiopian Peacekeepers

    Source: VOA
    The United Nations says three Ethiopian peacekeepers died while Sudan refused to allow them to be flown to a hospital.
    U.N. peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roi told reporters Thursday the peacekeepers were taken to a helicopter after being seriously wounded in a land mine explosion. But he said the helicopter waited for three hours because the Sudanese government threatened to shoot it down if it took off.
    A U.N. spokesperson says Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had taken the issue to Sudan’s ambassador to the U.N. The spokesperson said Mr. Ban stressed that any delay is “unacceptable” when it comes to saving lives.
    The three Ethiopian peacekeepers were wounded Tuesday in a blast while on patrol in the disputed Abyei region. A fourth peacekeeper died instantly in the explosion. Seven others were wounded but survived.
    Ethiopia provided the troops for the recently-approved Abyei peacekeeping force.
    Abyei sits on the border between Sudan and the new nation of South Sudan. The two countries have been unable to decide which one should control the oil-rich region.
    Sudanese troops occupied Abyei on May 21, about seven weeks before South Sudan declared independence.
    Both sides have agreed to withdraw their forces under a deal that led to the creation of the U.N. peacekeeping force.
    Forget about the hundreds of Ethiopian girls who are dying in the hands of Arab terrorists every year. Don’t try to be an innocent Muslim! You are not! Too bad!

  39. Tilahun on

    Assta B. Gettu,

    clearly one can learn from your dirty unethiopian insult words that you were born and grown up on the streets of Addis Abeba as a orphan son. Otherwise all Ethiopians respect their traditional way of respection.

  40. Assta B. Gettu on

    Tilahun #140,

    I have never been orphaned, but I will tell you the fact, since you are still wet behind the ears, that thousands of people who grew up as orphans have become very famous and some of them are still with us: Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Aristotle, Louis Armstrong, Marylyn Monroe, Malcolm X, Cyrus the Great, and many others. Therefore, to grow up as an orphan boy is not a stigma or a curse. Muhammad the Prophet himself was an orphan, but who had ever thought he would have over a billion followers. Adolf Hitler was an orphan, and yet he had almost won World War II. However a ጦጣ ቂጥ person like you, whether he grew up as an orphan or as a child of a royal family, doesn’t make any difference. ኢቫ is always ኢቫ or እበት is always እበት; therefore, don’t ever underestimate people who are orphaned.

  41. Kasebaw on

    Assta,

    really you are completely out of your mind. Who have told you that i am a muslim. I have never said that i am a muslim. Me and all my family and relatives are Orthodox Christians from Gojam. But that does not mean that i don’t have muslim friends. I have many muslim friends and also Ethiopia’s half population is muslims. So you can not reach any where by narrating your complex to Ethiopians. Go ahead and dig your own grave .

  42. Assta B. Gettu on

    Dear Kasebaw #142,

    It makes me happy you and your families are Orthodox Christians, and I don’t worry too much as far as power is in the hands of the Ethiopian Christians at least for the time being.

  43. Kirubel on

    Assta B. Gettu,

    You said “I have never been orphaned,…”

    But the stark reality is that you have been orphaned for the last 20 long years and that is what is absolutely driving you so crazy. :)

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