Fear and Silence Cannot Continue Forever!

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Fri Feb 15 2013, 18:06:47

1) First the incident itself.  Reportedly, as those in contact with the army in Eritrea tell it, the movement that culminated into the taking over, albeit briefly, of the Forto and Ministry of Information, will not be the last one.  We have not seen the end of it.  There is growing discontent in the army and the Tegadelti in general.  Also, although it is not clear if any high ranking officials supported it or not, it's clear by the reaction of the regime, arresting some high ranking officials, etc., the movement was not an isolated one. The regime even addressed it instead of denying the whole thing as its usual habit always was. This shows that the regime is concerned of its safety indeed.  Time will tell the truth of course.  However, it is clear, fear and silence will not last forever.  The Forto incident shows that the fear has been broken, and silence, at least to some brave folks, is not an option any more.

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