|Army Mutiny Muzzles Eritrea Tyrant, Drops Op Fenkil Speech!|
12 February 2013
In Eritrea, past weekend, the nation was celebrating the 23rd anniversary of a military operation dubbed 'Operation Fenkil' which operation lead to the liberation of the port city of Massawa as penultima to Eritrea's national independence a year later.
For 22 years, the climax of those celebrations has been a speech delivered by Eritrea tyrant Isias Afareki in commemoration of those that gave their lives for the cause of Eritrea. The nation expects and expected such a speech. But it didn't happen last weekend! The reason: The 21 January 2013 army mutiny has muzzled Eritrea tyrant to the extent of forcing the tyrant to drop this obligatory Operation Fenkil speech. As usual and obviously, the nation has not been told why this 22-year old tradition has been dropped!
The other thing that happened last weekend, Friday evening local time, was ERiTV reading a statement (below) it said was from Eritrea tyrant acknowledging the events of 21 January but labeling it petty incident the nation has nothing to worry about or be concerned over!
Media reports read this as Eritrea tyrant breaking his silence over the army mutiny. In reality, that is utterly false for Eritrea tyrant himself has neither uttered a word publicly nor addressed the nation in person over this matter to this date!
No, Eritrea tyrant himself has not yet broken silence over the army mutiny; he has kept mum and will keep mum over this matter with the hope it will go away over time!
'21 January 2013 incident' no cause for apprehension: President Isaias
Asmara, 8 February 2013 - President Isaias Afwerki said that the '21 January 2013 incident' was, and is no cause at all, for apprehension and that the Government opted to remain silent regarding the matter so as to give no ground for the authors of sheer lies.
The President told Erina that it was natural for the Eritrean people inside the country and abroad to seek information about the situation since the very hours of the incident out of patriotic concern. He further elucidated that the Government of Eritrea deemed it fit to refrain from issuing statements in haste, as doing so is not only outside of its political culture but also would mean serving the ploys of bankrupt enemy quarters. President Isaias went on to indicate that the Government would provide the necessary information at an appropriate time.
"Entertain no worry at all, as there was - and does not exist - any reason for being apprehensive," the President underlined.
Above a statement ERiTV broadcasted on Friday. The statement raises more questions than answers!
Now, why didn't the tyrant himself show up on TV and read it? It is embarrassing for Eritrea tyrant to acknowledge opposition and resistance to his authority especially one coming from within his own camp. So, the tyrant lets his sorry lackeys take the heat for him. Accordingly, by reading the statement over the air, the folks at ERiTV took the heat for the tyrant!
Next, if the army mutiny were a petty incident, the tyrant would have simply dismissed it as non-event and moved on? But he didn't!
With the statement, the tyrant hoped to bring closure to the matter but it served the contrary: In the statement, the tyrant's offer to provide details at appropriate time keeps the issue of the 21 January army mutiny or Operation Forto as it is popularly known alive until the said appropriate time comes when the tyrant gives explanations and details about it for better or worst!
As Operation Fenkil heralded the beginning of the end of Ethiopia's occupation of Eritrea and the imminent dawn of national independence, so does Operation Forto has ushered the beginning of the end and demise of Eritrea tyrant and tyranny and the imminent dawn of democracy in Eritrea.