ERITREA: APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE ... WE ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Sat Nov 24 2012, 20:27:55

... It wouldn't be that far fetched to embark on an 'archaeological journey' or a 'forensic investigation' into the 'fossil' of Eritrea while it is still breathing.  As one of the last nation states to emerge from Africa, it would probably serve as a good example on how nation states were made and corrode in the process - in fast forward but, back in slow motion.

The current crisis - very serious crisis - is an outcome of a cocktail of euphoric relief, total and absolute trust, wilful blindness and dead tiredness on top of groundless and misguided overconfidence.

Forging a nation is one thing and beating it to death is quite another.  Despite all that desperate need to open their eyes to the living, Eritreans still talk about 'martyrs' who shed their blood for the liberation and independence of Eritrea.  In hindsight, it looks and feels like a stream of bloodshed - the only thread that binds Eritrea's unsustainable present ...

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