Procrastination and Externalization for the
Mass Exodus of Eritreans is
simply saber rattling !
Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington D.C. December
A certain Mr.Amanuel Beidemariam, in his recent write up, has
tried in futility to point out his accusatory finger at the current Ethiopian government, which he likes to
call, the TPLF regime by scribbling,
" after the war
of 2000 failed to do the job, the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) regime
and their handlers developed schemes to yank Eritrean youth-out of their
country, homes and livelihood. They targeted the youth to deprive Eritrea from
the workforce necessary to build a nation and, to degrade the military’s
capacities in order to launch one major assault and decapitate the nation when
The true story says otherwise. The UN says it is the modus
operandi that is prevalent in Eritrea which is responsible for the exodus. Recent arrivals have told UNHCR staff
that they are fleeing an intensified recruitment drive into the mandatory and
often open-ended national service.
According to the story heard from the horse's mouth it is the
open ended and mandatory national service, I. E. obstinate policy of the regime of
Issayas Afewerki that is to blame for such an exodus of the Eritrean youth.
" The number of asylum-seekers in Europe from Eritrea
during the first 10 months of 2014 has tripled compared with last year, with
large numbers of refugees from the country also fleeing to neighboring Ethiopia
and Sudan, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
The nearly 34,000 people this year that makes Eritreans the
second-largest group – after Syrians
of the Ethiopian regime handlers according to Amanuel is the US government. It
is true that in a speech he gave at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual
meeting on September 25, 2012, President Barack Obama said, “I recently
renewed sanctions on some of the worst abusers, including North Korea
and Eritrea. I simply could make a head or tail of the gentleman's argument.
the US did was what the UN has done through its Security Council by imposing
punishing sanctions on Eritrea, the foster child of East Africa. So who Should
we trust? Is it because of the one man regime in Eritrea or the TPLF regime
and its handlers, in this case the US and Europe that we continue to observe
the mass exodus of Eritrean youth?
Because the UN report of asylum seekers speaks another story.
The UN narrative says, "Thus far in
2014, nearly 37,000 Eritreans have sought refuge in Europe, compared with
almost 13,000 during the same period last year" Amanuel
Beidemariam, please stop procrastination and externalization when you could
summon the guts by pin pointing at the regime in power in Asmara to seek the
solution for the unfortunate scourge. For neither Ethiopia, Europe or the US
could be blamed as the case could be clearly deciphered for yanking out the
you have claimed Eritrean youth could not be lured with incentives of access
into the US, West and other friendly nations but are pushed out by the horrible
and nefarious internal political suffocation. As you might wildly conjecture
there are no outer plots and sinister ploys to demonize Eritrea. You should
begin to see the growing internal problems if you want a permanent solution to
the problem of the Eritrean asylum seekers whose number continues to swell.