By Berhane Kahsay
Tigrai Onlne - July 07, 2014
Andargachew Tsege who is the second in command of G7 is safely behind bars after his extradition from Yemen and will have his day in court very shortly. Dr Berhanu has now been left alone and it is just a matter of time before the terror entity is consigned to the dustbin of history.
A statement has been released by the leader of the proscribed organisation stating that retaliatory measures would be instituted against high officials of the Yemeni and Ethiopian governments. A warning emanating from a dead duck is very comical indeed. Have we not heard this sort of nonsense and emotional chit-chat before? The good doctor who is full of hot air may have a short memory, but six years ago he publically informed his gullible followers that his organisation would dislodge the EPRDF administration within six months.
Trying to punch above one’s weight is not advisable as it usually ends in disaster. In any case, ‘’Woyane’’ is still in power and the indications are that it is likely to receive a further five years mandate from the electorates in the forth coming general election scheduled to take place in May 2015
The painful truth is that, G7 is a spent force and doesn’t have what it takes to see through its threats. Since its creation in 2008, the outlawed outfit has miserably failed to make its mark on Ethiopian politics. As a result of its rejection, the organisation that is allegedly struggling for ‘’justice and democracy’’ is serving an Eritrean dictator who loathes pluralism and the rule of law. And for this, the terrorist unit is paid millions of dollars collected from the sale of Eritreans to Egyptian Bedouins for their organs.
Leaving the terror group aside-- how was it possible for the Yemeni security to establish that Andargahew who has never been on their wanted list was on board the plane that was heading to Asmara? The only plausible answer for this is that the Ethiopian Intelligence Services must have received a tip-off from its operatives inside Eritrea which was then relayed to Yemeni government resulting in the arrest and extradition of the deputy leader of G7. Yemeni government should be applauded for observing the 1999 extradition treaty it signed with the Ethiopian government led by the visionary late Premier Meles Zenawi.
Dr Berhanu pleaded with the Yemeni authorities not to extradite his partner but received scant attention from those concerned. As a British citizen, Andergachew wouldn’t have been repatriated without the tacit approval of her Majesty’s government. Soon, Esayass’s coolie will face the full force of the law, and he is very likely to end up in Kaliti where he will join his old partners in crime who have been erased from the memories of the Ethiopian people. You can run, but you can’t hide. One down, one to go.
Andargachew Tsige, the Secretary General of Ginbot 7 is lecturing us about Isaiass Afewerki the President-for-life of Eritrea. Andargachew Tsige says Ethiopians ought to learn from the exemplary leader of Eritrea. We wonder what the Eritrean people would say about that?