Eritrea/Ethiopia: Dear Editor, in Agreement with you
10 January 2005
I am an Ethiopian (if that matters) living abroad.
I do have many Eritrean friends who I grew up with, lived with, played
with ... who back then were as Ethiopian as I am. Regardless of that though is
the fact that I love them, cherish the good memories with them and always
are families to me regardless of border and nationality. We are all humans with
the common need to eat, be healthy, be happy, and so forth. In my honest
feeling, we need not resort to war ever again but perhaps start mending what
has been stupidly torn apart by war and come to a peaceful and stable
co-existance between the two counties. Both Eritrea
and Ethiopia have agreed to abide by the border ruling of the Boundary Commision and they should abide by
the results regardless of the result. Period.
I hope a time will come when we mean what we say.
Like it, or not.
In the meantime let's all pray together so
something good will come for the thw countries regadless of what
"game" Meles and Issayas play. They don't go to war and face death
anyway. Let the people win for the sake of peace, stability and development in
I love Eritreans as much as I do Ethiopians
and Americans, Chineese, Japaneese.... We should cultivate deep love for
all the human race.
Love you all there !!!
Editor’s comment: Thanks and God bless you, friend. You said it
all. It is utterly absurd and totally baseless for any one to even think of
personal hatred between Eritreans and Ethiopians , like UNMEE Head, Legawaila
J. Legwaila, who on 16 Dec 2004 shamelessly spoke of “hatred between the
two Nations”. Your testimony today is
but another proof that Legwaila’s assertion is a complete farce as we pointed
out to him as well in our editorial response “Eritrea and Ethiopia are not condemned but have every reason to
live together as neighbors: On personal level,
Eritreans and Ethiopians are intermarried, have common children and families.
Eritreans have a lot of dear Ethiopian friends and vice versa. And on ethnic,
religious, and cultural levels, Eritreans and Ethiopians share a lot of
well-founded commonalities as well, despite and in spite of the over 5 decades
long Eritrea-Ethiopia conflict. That is a short preview of and testimony to the
kind of closeness that exists, even at odd times, between Eritreans and
Ethiopians in all aspects of societal parameters.” From Ethiopia: The Agony of a Sore
Loser 16 Dec 04”.
“Both Eritrea and Ethiopia have agreed to abide by the border ruling of
the Boundary Commision and they should
abide by the results regardless of the result. Period”, power to you, Sir or
Madam, that’s what we are all asking for. Never mind Meles & Company, one
only wonders why other Ethiopians don’t get it?
more Ethiopians with your insight prevail? Amen!
Thanks, we love you, too.