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Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Deqi-Arawit » 10 Feb 2019, 13:14

The grave of The midget meles Zenawi is protected by guards 24/7 while The The midget haile selasie statue is erected. This must be a hot berbere to tegaru maakor :mrgreen: (wahato) gusomewo eske.

Regardless his wrong doing in The north, haile selasie indeed deserve a statue in Addis Abeba and in The head quarter of The African union. I mean Who deserve a statue more than him, Kwane Nkrumah of Ghana? Jamal Abdul nasir of egypy?

Even though The statue looks terrible, congratulation haile selasie

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Degnet » 10 Feb 2019, 13:24

I supported it because we know this man before what happened in Eritrea,every thing was hidden to us.As to what you said about Meles,I have not the slightest interest of the Addis Abeba of now
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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Misraq » 10 Feb 2019, 13:24

Indeed well deserved

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Zack » 10 Feb 2019, 13:33

Great day for the amhara people congrats to them. Though I don't think Haile sellasie reign was all Great. The statue looks a bit amateurish.

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Degnet » 10 Feb 2019, 13:39

Zack wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 13:33
Great day for the amhara people congrats to them. Though I don't think Haile sellasie reign was all Great. The statue looks a bit amateurish.

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Don’t be stupid,I am not Amharan no matter about his leadership,I support it,he was not Mengistu or some other criminals

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Cigar » 10 Feb 2019, 13:47

And people think wedi mice the wedi gahba, megal mitra agame is an Eritrean?
The cobwebed midget evil selassie was the most evil Ethiopian leader concerning Eritrea and Eritreans. Had that mother f**ker did not intrude in Eritrea against our wish, we woukd not know who was mengistu, woyane even we would not have PIA as much as deqi the agame hate him.
As Eritreans we don't give a damn if the Ethiopians errect Sellassie's, Mengistu's or even meles's statues in all ethiopia's regions, but none of them specially the a'ss wipe evil sellassie's statue should be errected at AU headquarters.
But what the f**k. a U is an inept org.
They should have built Gadaffi's and Sankara's statues instead.
Any time a freaking black leader is praised by the white man is a litmus test that he is a house negro, a sell out and a traitor.
So there you have it, this wedi megal mitra agame deqi is exposing his agaminet every day.
No freaking Eritrean praises that a'ss wipe evil sellassie.
This is not a hate about ethiopia or ethiopians.
So don't freaking force me to join you to celebrate Eritreans murderer.
F**k sellasie.

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by kerenite » 10 Feb 2019, 14:03

Whoever reveres sillassie can never be an eritrean unless he/she belongs to mahber andinet or he/she is condoning the atrocities commited by sillassie on the innocent eris or has zero knowledge of the eri struggle for indepedence.

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by kerenite » 10 Feb 2019, 14:06

kerenite wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 14:03
Whoever reveres sillassie can never be an eritrean unless he/she belongs to mahber andinet or he/she is condoning the attrocities commited by sillassie on the innocent eris or has zero knowledge of the eritrean struggle for indepedence.

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Revelations » 10 Feb 2019, 14:07

Zack wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 13:33
Great day for the amhara people congrats to them. Though I don't think Haile sellasie reign was all Great. The statue looks a bit amateurish.

Dr Zackovich
Emperor Haile Selassie is as much an amhara as he is oromo. Sadly, most just assumed that and didn't know their heritage. For his contributions to the unity of Africa, this statue is long overdue. The TPLF bandas prevented the AU from erecting a monument for him when the other founders statues were erected. Now he is featured all by himself. Poetic justice at its best!

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by kerenite » 10 Feb 2019, 14:09

kerenite wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 14:03
Whoever reveres sillassie can never be an eritrean unless he/she belongs to mahber andinet or he/she is condoning the attrocities committed by sillassie on the innocent eris or has zero knowledge of the eri struggle for indepedence.

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Zmeselo » 10 Feb 2019, 14:10

Are you congratulating, a dead man? :roll:

Necromancy?

Besides, it's a fallacy that he only hurt Eritreans. This is Wello:


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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Revelations » 10 Feb 2019, 14:13

Long before anyone else, the Rastas have honored him in many ways. This will only increase their pilgrimage to Ethiopia.


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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Cigar » 10 Feb 2019, 14:18

Good point Zimeselo.
Even the ethios should have objected to this mf statue's erection now that you mentioned the wollo his making famine.
But it is freaking weired a supposedly Eritrean clapping for this crap.
Just think about it.
This weasel deqi hate Isayas right?
If sellasie didn't f**k us up forget mengistu and woyane. We might not have PIA (the one he hates the most) as an Eritrean leader.
Not that I have any problem with Isayas, but it is most likely that he wouldn't have been the president as we speak.
Sellassie is the prime cause of our last 60 years miseries.

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Degnet » 10 Feb 2019, 14:19

Zmeselo wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 14:10
Are you congratulating, a dead man? :roll:

Necromancy?

Besides, it's a fallacy that he only hurt Eritreans. This is Wello:

No body thought about Eritrea at that time.

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Cigar » 10 Feb 2019, 14:20

Good point Zimeselo.
Even the ethios should have objected to this mf statue's erection now that you mentioned the wollo his making famine.
But it is freaking weired a supposedly Eritrean clapping for this crap.
Just think about it.
This weasel deqi hate Isayas right?
If sellasie didn't f**k us up forget mengistu and woyane. We might not have PIA (the one he hates the most) as an Eritrean leader.
Not that I have any problem with Isayas, but it is most likely that he wouldn't have been the president as we speak.

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Degnet » 10 Feb 2019, 14:24

Cigar wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 14:20
Good point Zimeselo.
Even the ethios should have objected to this mf statue's erection now that you mentioned the wollo his making famine.
But it is freaking weired a supposedly Eritrean clapping for this crap.
Just think about it.
This weasel deqi hate Isayas right?
If sellasie didn't f**k us up forget mengistu and woyane. We might not have PIA (the one he hates the most) as an Eritrean leader.
Not that I have any problem with Isayas, but it is most likely that he wouldn't have been the president as we speak.
With out any hate,he should have left it alone,he would have been very respected.How loved he was.
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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Revelations » 10 Feb 2019, 14:25

Are you erecting a monument for our cousin Issu or not? We will wait and see.
Cigar wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 14:20
Good point Zimeselo.
Even the ethios should have objected to this mf statue's erection now that you mentioned the wollo his making famine.
But it is freaking weired a supposedly Eritrean clapping for this crap.
Just think about it.
This weasel deqi hate Isayas right?
If sellasie didn't f**k us up forget mengistu and woyane. We might not have PIA (the one he hates the most) as an Eritrean leader.
Not that I have any problem with Isayas, but it is most likely that he wouldn't have been the president as we speak.

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Zmeselo » 10 Feb 2019, 14:32


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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Cigar » 10 Feb 2019, 14:34

Rev of course we are creating a statue of PIA after he croks.
And I have no problem you the ethios errecting your leaders statues in every house of Ethiopians or squares.
But the AU should not honored him as a great African leader. He was not. And AU is not an ethiopian entity. It belongs to all African nations.
A great African leader does not steal land which does not belong to him, it does not kill other nationals, doesn't burn villages, churches and mosques. And above all a great African leader does not become a tool to the white man. He was a slave, a house negro.
So, if the AU was a functioning org it should have honored the likes of Gadaffi, Sankara, Lumumba and PIA (after he passes) for the simple fact that they resist the re-colonization of Africa.
Those three were and is fighting for the interest of their countries first and Africa's Interests second.
So if Africa wants to honor leaders it should honor the ones who are fighting for the benefit of Africa.

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Re: Congratulation to haile selasie

Post by Zmeselo » 10 Feb 2019, 14:49

The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat by Ryszard Kapuscinski.


This is the story of the the fall of Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia. Kapuscinski went to Ethiopia, while the fighting for power was still going on, and tracked down Haile Selassie’s old servants and secretaries and butlers, etc. The “true believers”. And their interviews make up the bulk of the book. Most of the book is in their voices – with no editorial comment from Kapuscinski. We hear their delusions, prejudices, small-mindedness, or foresight – unimpeded. Intermittently, Kapuscinski will come in and write a couple of pages – pushing the events along.

Here’s an excerpt from the book.

Kapuscinski describes a banquet he went to in Addis Ababa in 1963. The Emperor was hosting all of the presidents of independent Africa – and so he wanted to put on a show, and display that Ethiopia was a modern nation. Buildings were erected quickly, streets were cleared of peasants and camels, all of the poverty was basically hidden from view. Mud huts were destroyed – people left homeless – etc. Kapuscinski saw all this.

Then the reception itself.

The Emperor threw an imposing reception for the meeting of the presidents. Wine and caviar were flowin in from Europe specially for the occasion. At a cost of twenty-five thousand dollars, Miram Makeba was brought from Hollywood to serenade the leaders with Zulu songs after the feast. All told, more than three thousand people, divided hierarchically into upper and lower categories, were invited. Each category received invitations of a different color and chose from a different menu.

The reception took place in the Emperor’s Old Palace. The guests passed long ranks of soldiers from the Imperial Guard, armed with sabers and halberds. From atop towers, spotlit trumpeters played the Emperor’s fanfare. In the galleries, theatrical troupes performed scenes from the lives of past Emperors. From the balconies, girls in folk costumes showered the guests with flowers. The sky exploded in plumes of fireworks.

When the guests had been seated at tables in the great hall, fanfares rang out and the Emperor walked in with President Nasser of Egypt at his right hand. They formed an extraordinary pair. Nasser, a tall, stocky, imperious man, his head thrust forward with his wide jaws set into a smile, and next to him the diminutive silhouette – frail, one could almost say – of Haile Selassie, worn by the years, with his thin, expressive face, his glistening, penetrating eyes. Behind them the remaining leaders entered in pairs. The audience rose; everyone was applauding. Ovations sounded for unity and the Emperor. Then the feast began. There was one dark-skinned waiter for every four guests. Out of excitement and nervousness, things were falling from the waiters’ hands. The table setting was silver, in the old Harar style. Several tons of priceless antique silver lay on those tables. Some people slipped pieces of silverware into their pockets. One sneaked a fork, the next one a spoon.

Mountains of meat, fruit, fish, and cheese rose on the tables. Many-layered cakes dripped with sweet, colored icing. Distinguished wines spread reflected colors and invigorating aromas. The music played on, and costumed clowns did somersaults to the delight of the carefree revelers. Time passed in conversation, laughter, consumption.

It was a splendid affair.

During these proceedings, I needed to find a quiet place, but I didn’t know where to look. I left the Great Chamber by a side door that led outside. It was a dark night, with a fine rain falling. A May rain, but a chilly one. A gentle slop led down from the door, and some distance below stood a poorly lit building without walls. A row of waiters stood in a line from the door to this building, passing dishes with leftovers from the banquet table. On those dishes a stream of bones, nibbled scraps, mashed vegetables, fish heads, and cut-away bits of meat flowed. I walked toward the building without walls, slipping on the mud and scattered bits of food.

I noticed that something on the other side was moving, shifting, murmuring, squishing, sighing, and smacking its lips. I turned the corner to have a closer look.

In the thick night, a crowd of barefoot beggars stood huddled together. The dishwashers working in the building threw leftovers to them. I watched the crowd devour the scraps, bones, and fish heads with laborious concentration. In the meticulous absorption of this eating there was an almost violent biological abandon — the satisfaction of hunger in anxiety and ecstasy.

From time to time the waiters would get held up, and the flow of dishes would stop. Then the crowd of beggars would relax as though someone had given them the order to stand at ease. People wiped their lips and straightened their muddy and food-stained rags. But soon the stream of dishes would start flowing again — because up there the great hogging, with smacking of lips and slurping, was going on, too — and the crowd would fall again to its blessed and eager labor of feeding.

I was getting soaked, so I returned to the Great Chamber to the Imperial party. I looked at the silver and gold on the scarlet velvet, at President Kasavuba, at my neighbor, a certain Aye Mamlaye. I breathed in the scent of roses and incense, I listened to the suggestive Zulu song that Miriam Makeba was singing, I bowed to the Emperor (an absolute requirement of protocol), and I went home.

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