Semira wrote:dejazmach of Tigray
Enough of twisting history and facts. The problem with you is that you exaggerate matters too much to look very important. yes, atse yohannes was a great leader and we all love him. But he was also treasonous and you have to acknowledge that. He brought the British all the way to the gates of megdalla and we lost one of the greatest hero Ethiopia produced I.e Theodrows. If that is not treason, you better go to hospital and get yourself checked. Teodros lived sleepless life unifying the fragmented country that was living a lawless mesafint and war lord life. He did not deserve such betrayal. An eye for an eye being the law, don't lament if minilik refused to go to metemma to assist yohannes. After all, you should know that yohannes was hated for the death of teodros.
You also need to know that yohannes was the most hated leader amongst the Muslims of Ethiopia particularly wollo muslims. He massacred them and yohannes was actually gunned down by this wollo Muslims from the back on the verge of victory according to those who were there at the time. Yohannes also committed genocide in gojjam and the trauma still exists there through poems and songs. And the main reason the mehadists of Sudan and the dervishes were so upset that triggered them to invade Gondar was because yohannes enlisted himself as a mercenary to the British colonialists who put their eyes on the Sudan. The dervish lived in the lowland and have no interest in highland Ethiopia until yohannes collaborated with the British as he did to Theodrows. In light of that, minilik was not foolish to sit like a duck till yohannes and the British get him. He communicated with Italy, France, Russia and anyone out ther who can assist him on modern weapons. As simple as that.
Don't twist history for your purpose.
Sister semina, I thank you for respecting and loving our beloved emperor. Having said that, Atse Yohaness never brought the English to meqdelle. First of all it was Atse Tedrose's refusal to release prisoners that prompted the invasion of Britain to free up prisoners under General Napier in 1867, at that time Dejazmach Kassa Bezebz was governor of Enderta and Tembien he weas no where as powerful as that of King Minilik, nor Wagshum Gebremedhin nor the king of Gojam. The british had made it to northern Ethiopia, knowing Atse Yohaness was a sworn enemy of Atse Teros, the british merely wanted a passage to meqela. Dej. Kassa never supplied soliders nor collaborated with the british, they just needed a passage and Dej. Kassa one of the few lords of northern Abysinia was in no way to stop the British with their modern armanents and thousands of soliders. In the other hand Minilik and wagshum gebremedihn were the most powerful who are almost in par with Atse Tedros with strength yet when General napier invaded Gonder, they didn't come to Tedros' aid. In fact, Minlik had sent his support to General naipier by writing him a letter which says among other things, "the tyrant has to go" and we all are behind, there is a letter, the same thing with the king of Gojam and Begemider they never came to Tedrose's aid though they were powerful. So the blame against Dejazmach Kassa then governor of Enderta and Tembien, doesn't hold any merit, he wasn't strong enough to matter in the invasion of Napier. And when Tedros died it was Wagshum Gobeze who became king thus it shows Dejazmach Kassa was not that great at that time, it was after 3 years that Dejamach Kassa became slowly too powerful and challenged Wagshum Gobezze. Therefore, the myth that Dejazmach Kassa collaborated in the down fall of Atse Tedros doesn't hold water, if anything the chiefs of shewa, gojam, begemider and agew medir should have come to his aid to defend their fellow amhara king but they didn't and that says a lot.