The article below will touch on a brief history of Badme and its vicinities, Isaias’s contraband-based economy and the nakfa currency as the origin for the 1998 – 2000 border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea; the Algiers Agreement and ruling ; The 2005 ruling of the Hague, the expulsion of Eritreans from Ethiopia, and the highjacked hopes and ambitions of Eritreans.
The Committee did not take into account any historical claims of any specific area by any ethnic group. It only considered the ethnic group that predominantly inhabited any given site at the time of the delineation. But had it also considered historical claims in its decision-making process, it would still have assigned the Western Zone to the Tigray region because the inherent evidence favored Tigray.
The only way to guarantee that this generation or future generations will not repeat what has been experienced so far is when the entire population shares the blame, guilt, responsibility, and shame. Yes, shame, because even if only some of what Isaias is being accused of doing in Tigray proves to be true, it will be an ugly chapter in Eritrean people’s history for generations to come.
Isaias’s chief purpose in life is not to raise the standard of living or contribute to the welfare of Eritreans, but to stay alive today, so he can outlast and outlive his real and imaginary enemies tomorrow and every tomorrow. To stay alive and in power today, Isaias will sign any deal, lie, do or say anything, intimidate or blame anyone, use any force, spare no expense or lives.
When in July 2018, during his visit to Eritrea, Colonel Abiy talked about peace and a world without wars and bloodshed, he appeared to Eritreans as though he was a messiah, sent from God to salvage them from the jaws of the Monster, who had been tormenting them for many decades. Therefore, all Eritreans, from the very young to the very old, came out in droves to greet and bless him.