|The Forto Shocker: Eritrea Tyrant Barely Dodges Demise|
21 February 2013
Due to an unfortunate sorry last minute leak, 4 weeks ago on this exact day in January, UN-sanctioned Eritrea tyrant Isias Afareki was able to barely dodge his utter demise.
The Forto Shocker
21 January 2013
For starters, Forto is a small hill overlooking Asmara, capital of Eritrea, where the Ministry of Information is located. Hence, locals use Forto as metonym for the Ministry of Information, just like one uses Langley as metonym for CIA, Foggy Bottom for Department of State, or Hollywood for US cinema industries, etc.
What took place in Forto on 21 Jan 13 was beyond the faintest imagination of Eritrea tyrant Isias Afereki: Armed oppostion to the tyrant and a call for his demise!
Around 10:00 A.M on this day, mutinous members of the Eritrean Defense Forces stormed the Ministry of Information, put entire employees of the ministry under arrest, and forced the director of Eritrea tyrant's propaganda TV station, aka ERiTV, to read their demands before the TV Station went off air for 12 hours! The demands: immediate end to tyranny and Eritrea tyrant and a call for the reign of rule of law and justice in Eritrea.
To Eritrea tyrant armed oppositiion is a shocker because the tyrant has been denying any opposition not to speak of armed one to his tyrannical reign inside Eritrea! Tyrant Afareki has dismissed opposition to his reign outside Eritrea as CIA and FBI fabrication.
For the next 12 hours the country was under the control of the Forto democratic forces because by the tyrant's own admission, the tyrant did not leave his hideout-tyrant Afareki hunkered down in his fortress that he dubs 'state house', until sunset and beyond till darkness dawned and he was assured the Forto forces had left, which they did around 10:00 P.M when ERiTV was on air again. Yes, mutinous army members did stage a 12-hour coup d'Útat!
Once the tyrant realized (leak) he was facing armed resistance, he dare not face them and talk to them because he knew his fate would have been the same as that of the person he sent to talk to the Forto forces who got shot on arrival!
Eritrea tyrant was shocked by the Forto resistance as his body language and facial mimics disclosed that when the tyrant after keeping mum for 3 weeks decided to open his mouth, present himself to the nation in person, and utter some words about the Forto shocker via his propaganda TV station ERiTV a weak ago.
On TV, the mere mention of the Forto shocker (first question) exposed the terrified, distraught, and traumatized persona of Eritrea tyrant! There was no denial about the matter because as the tyrant said "it did not happen in a closed cave or in another continent, it happend under the watchfull eyes of all of us and on broad daylight". With that, Eritrea tyrant vindicated media reports about what has transpired.
The tyrant closed his less than half an hour TV show by downplaying the armed move as the act of a handful members of the EDF and that it is something the tyrant would learn from. "without the support of the people we would not have made it" added tyrant Afareki. So, where is this support? There is no movement/demonstration denouncing the Forto movement in favor of Eritrea tyrant inside or outside of the land?
As to what it takes to undo tyranny in Eritrea, it does not take more than a handful of the EDF or others to do away with one Eritrea tyrant and his lackeys. Eritrea tyrant was only saved by a leak, otherwise the 'handful' of the Forto shockers would have done the job to every body's satisfaction, clean, quick, and Eritrea tyrant Afareki and company would have been history then.
Eritrea tyrant's TV exposÚ neither puts away nor put to rest the case of the Forto Shockers. To the contrary, it will keep it alive because it raised a lot more questions than answers and the demands of the Forto movement persist in the minds of all Eritreans.
There is mounting support for the Forto movement abroad. As we speak, Eritreans in the UK are getting ready for a massive demonstratin in support of the Forto movement tomorrow 22 Feb 2013 in London.
On this day, we pay tribute to one of the martyred leaders of the Forto movement, Col. Said Ali (Wedi Ali) (R.I.P) and salute and hail the rest of the movement for their courageous and selfless act.
The cause of the Forto movement did not fail, it's only been deferred.