Why Complicate The Plain Truth?
January 13, 2004
It seems that in trying to hide the simple truth, the Woyane
are being dragged into the whirlpool they created themselves. They speak with
forked tongue and deep inside they are no different from their predecessors.
They are bent on destroying Eritrea because they can no longer live with their
lies and perfidies. It is either us or them! This is Woyane’s litany reproduced
from the Derg who perished before them because they refused to accept the truth.
The Woyane are now speaking of normalization of relations with Eritrea. They
say it with the least sense of shame as if they hadn’t sworn not to have anything
to do with the government in power. If one is fond of lying, one should at least
have a long memory.
They speak of dialogue, a word they recently fashioned to suit their pernicious
game. Don’t they know that the time for dialogue has long been overdue and that
the verdict has been made in favor of Eritrea at the Algiers meeting? When one
chooses a word, one should make sure that it is not, at least, anachronistic.
The Woyane’s insistence for a dialogue is therefore a ploy to nullify the Algiers
One can again ask: A dialogue for what? For peace? But the shortest path between
war and peace is the Algiers Agreement. And they speak of normalization of relations.
How can there be normalization by a regime manifesting abnormal attitude towards
law and international justice?
Normalization may come only after the demarcation of the boundary based on the
ruling of the Boundary Commission.
As President Issaias Afwerki noted in his New Year speech for the nation, what
is the meaning of a dialogue when a sovereign land has already been illegally
occupied by the enemy? If peace is the aim then the demarcation of the boundary
by itself is a final step towards that goal.
What won’t the Woyane say. They speak of trust, displacement, cooperation, election,
etc. How can the Woyane ask for mutual trust while they themselves stand as
the very obstacle for any kind of trust?
Again the Woyane try to create a semblance of relation between their so-called
dialogue and a possible economic cooperation. But since when is the establishment
of economic cooperation between two countries a pre-condition for border settlement?
Never tired of fabricating lies and bringing all kinds of malice from their
storehouse of evil, the Woyanes have shamelessly brought up the question of
their so-called displaced citizens in the event that Badme is returned to Eritrea.
But Eritrea is not responsible for Ethiopians who were made to settle in its
territory with the blessing of the invader.
As for the yet another more brazenfaced excuse of postponing the demarcation
until after their elections, this has no legal connection whatsoever with the
question in hand.
How is it that the Woyane who have from the outset been loath to conduct a dialogue
regarding the border ‘while the present government is still in power’ should
suddenly feel fresh and ready to conduct that dialogue at present?
“This is simply one perfidious aspect of the Woyane’s character,” noted President
Isaias Afwerki in his New Year speech.
It is therefore crystal clear that the only open course left for the Woyane
is to accept the Algiers Agreement and like a real gentleman leave everything
that pertains to perfidy and malice and let the Boundary Commission finish their
task by implementing the demarcation.
There is no any other way open for the Woyane to settle the dispute, no other
means to bring peace to the region except by accepting the Algiers Agreement
to which they signed as a final and binding solution.
This is the whole truth, all else is naught but malice, lies and perfidy.