From: Yacob Zecharias (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Apr 26 2009 - 12:13:39 EDT
Everyone has the right to their own views. Hopefully those views are based on real facts and are a product of a logical thread of thought.
The self appointed 'Eritrean Opposition' seems to be driven more by blind hate than anything else. Instead of working for the people of Eritrea and Eritrea, they seem to have sold their soul to the devil.
Their motto is, create news then create the evidence. In this day and age when there is so much flow of information, they still think that they can pull the wool over our eyes.
As we all know there has been a profound and sustained attack waged by the enemies of Eritrea over the past years. The recent proliferation of 'opposition' websites is indicative of this.
One such website is Asena. It prides itself in having radio broadcasts from Ethiopia. Never have I come across a website that is full of garbage. Its main purpose seems to be to put out stories which are far from the truth. Its claims of the Eritrean government planning on using various Monasteries as prison camps, is at best delusional and at worst a cynical attempt to create religious tension.
As you probably know, recently, the above website has published a receipt of a Bank transaction which alleges to prove that the President has been syphoning off some funds.
This ploy might have worked sixty or Seventy years ago when channels of communication were not so good. A casual check of the document purporting to belong to the President shows various errors, that an original document wouldn't have.
These errors are as follows;
1) Dear Sirs/Madam, I would have thought that it would be Sir/Madam. A rather amateurish mistake.
2) In the first line, it starts of I/We, this is fair enough, however further down the line it becomes I/W, again quite amateurish bearing in mind this is a form allegedly produced by large Chinese Bank.
3)In the currency conversion box, the document states the conversion rate between USD and CSY. However the Chinese currency Yuan is abbreviated as CNY and not CSY. I can not imagine a Bank not knowing its own currency.
4)In the next couple of boxes, the author seems to be mixing and matching fonts to their hearts content.
5) Towards the bottom right corner of the document, the author of the document could not be bothered to match the tables nor match up the vertical and horizontal lines of the table. I can not believe that an International Bank can overlook such an error.
6) The most glaring evidence of the document is the Signature in the bottom left Corner. When magnified, it becomes apparent that the signature is underneath the black line. To me, this suggests that the form was printed on a blank paper carrying the signature. Further proof is that at the top of the signature there is a little horizontal line. It sure does not look like its part of the signature.
To me having looked at these points (there are probably others), I concluded that the document was a pretty shoddy forgery. The more disturbing thing about this whole ugly incident is that, these people are becoming increasingly desperate and will not stop at anything. They climb on their high horse and accuse Our Government of all sorts of things. Yet, they themselves resort to cheap tactics to destabilise our Country. Their aim has never been to help Eritrea, but to destroy it.