Canada Dry and the Lame Duck : An analysis on the Afar Forum held from 2nd to 4th Septembre 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.
Ugass Hanfareh and his family are out of touch with Afar masses as shown on the picture below. Omar Ali Mirah is showing how his entire family is out of touch with Afar people by not supporting the Afar attendees to the Afar Forum in NOT crossing his wrists ( Oromo people crossed arm sign to denounce TPLF regime oppression ) to show solidarity with the Oromos and Amharas people against TPLF regime. Instead he is showing like their mentor Ismaïl Omar Guelleh ( IOG ) regime solidarity with TPLF who handed 6 OLF ( Oromo Liberation Front ) movement members to TPLF regime recently. Despicable act, you give sanctuary to people and then you hand them over to a blood thirsty regime like the TPLF, in total breach of Geneva convention 1951. Djiboutian dictator Ismaïl Omar Guelleh ( IOG ) will eventually pay for this crime and many others.
There was a big contrast between the discourses of those young Afar speakers, genuinely, upbeat to further their people cause and Mr Hanfareh Ali Mirah TPLF and RPP stooge that I kindly call Ugass Hanfareh and Mr Badoul Hassan Badoul, a junior Qagabas, a Djibouti government representative and Afar people freedom aspiration gravedigger.
Mr Badoul one of the "junior Qagabas", the Qagabas are well known for their, I care less attitude towards Afar people interest and wellbeing, was present as IOG, the Ethiopian born Djiboutian dictator, special envoy to the Afar Forum.
Badoul said as a leader he knows what it takes and what he is talking about. Wait until you hear what will follow from "our leader". He even compared the Djiboutian Resistance movement FRUD struggle against the dictator IOG to the one between the Prophet Mohamed ( PBUH ) and the Quraish tribe. The regime is not at its first blasphemous rhetoric. In a presidential election rally's in 2016, a cleric likened the dictator IOG to Allah ( Azawajal ) with a "labek ya ismaïl". That cleric did not survive long his blasphemous rant. To Mr Badoul credit we knew exactly who he was and what to expect from him. He even shared with the Forum through a proverb the level of understanding there is between his RPP, TPLF regime and Ugass Hanfareh to oppress Afar people in the Afar triangle. He went on to add that we need to create an Afar Development Fund for Djiboutian ( RPP ) and Ethiopian ( TPLF ) Afar to fund projects. The Fund excludes Eritrean Afar. Why? I thought that Afar Forum encompass the whole Afar Triangle.
Are you familiar with the Arabian Nights tale "Ali Baba and the 40 thieves?" Imagine, now for a second, the 40 thieves asked you to trust them with your money. My gut reaction will be "You're having a laugh!!! " That's exactly my reaction!!!!
Mr Badoul attributed all the false flag attacks in Djibouti Afar heartland by the Djiboutian regime security forces and its military to the FRUD ( The Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy ) armed resistance movement to discredit it in front of Afar people and the International Community.
There are so bad at organising false flag attacks that the Army and the Interior ministry security forces ( Dumb and Dumber from the movie with Jim Carey and Jeff Daniel: the two unintelligent friends ) were trading accusations as to who is responsible for sabotaging the Kuwaiti ONG pick up trucks. False flag attacks Djiboutian style. Like the two unintelligent friends they are unaware what is at stake and the rule of the game: FRUD is supposed to take the blame folks! From the top IOG to a minion like Badoul Hassan Badoul the regime excels in mediocrities. The best performers in mediocrity are awarded the Incitatus prize. Incitatus was Calligula's horse, the Roman emperor. In his madness Calligula nominated his favourite horse Incitatus Consul and Senator of Rome. Likewise IOG the Dictator nominate only mediocrity as his henchmen. Mr Badoul Hassan Badoul sound like Canada Dry commercial in French "ça ressemble à l'alcool, c'est doré comme l'alcool Mais ce n'est pas de l'alcool et c'est pour ça que ça désaltere". "It looks like alcohol, it is pale gold like alcohol, however it is not alcohol and it quenches your thirst". The expression Canada Dry is used to label something that has appearance of something but without the inherent quality of that thing. He is a fake Afar. He looks like an Afar, he sounds like an Afar, and however, he doesn't behave like an Afar. Badoul Hassan Badoul is a small minion and is of no use, except excelling in treason. At least, a Canada Dry drink quenches your thirst.
Before I come to the second "personage" I would like to clarify a very important point. Afar people don't have a King. Different Afar territories, known as Sultanates, are administered by an Authority called Sultan ( authority in Arabic ). They are all independent of each other. It's true that under the Sultan Ali Mirah reign Allah Yarhamo, Afar Aussa Sultanate was very important one, as shown in the photo below of the late Sultan Ali Mirah and the late Emperor Haïlé Selassie
Unfortunately, we can't say the same of his heirs. The old adage "like father, like son" does not apply to any of his offsprings. They are délusional if they believe that they can achieve Afar kingship where their more able father could not accomplish it. It will definitely NOT be happening at the price of complicity with the Afar people enemies and oppressors. He recently reached the lowest point by torpedoing Afar people solidarity with the late Vizir Shehem Houmed Ahmed ( May Allah rest his soul ) against IOG regime. He came all the way from Addis Abeba, as usual on IOG all paid expenses, to the rescue of his master to save his regime. The Vizir died conveniently, of a heart attack within less than a month. Foul play here is very likely. The regime is very notorious for poisoning political opponents. If anybody deserves Afar people Kingship, it was the late Vizir Shehem Houmed Ahmed and Sultan Abdoulkader Daoud, the Sultan of Raheïta. How low can you get when you pretend to the Afar people kingship and you don't attend or send a representative while you are still in Djibouti to the funeral of nobility like Vizir Shehem Houmed Ahmed? He made the effort to silence him. He came all the way from Addis Abeba.
The Forum second guest was Sultan Hanfareh Ali Mirah TPLF and RPP double agent. Our own Kim Philby, the British agent who defected to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Unlike Kim Philby, unmasking Hanfareh was a piece of cake.
We put him to the "Duck test" to figure him out. The duck test implies that a person can identify an unknown subject by observing that subject's habitual characteristics. To reveal, what's is hidden or even to validate and to argument that something is not what it appears to be.
Here is the duck test expression "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck." We will kindly replace the word Duck with the word Ugass ( Issa tribu leader/authority ).
1.For the If it look like a duck ( you are an Ugass ) test deduction reveal that in facts and reality, the Afar Sultan Hanfareh is an Issa Ugass. Look at Ugass Hanfareh and Ugass Ibrahim photo. Look at Ugass Hanfareh et Ugass Ibrahim photo. Conficuis said one picture is worth a thousand words. All the pictures supporting this article are worth more that the words used.
2)For the "if it swim like a duck ( you are an Ugass )" if you associate, not only yourself and your whole family with those who oppress and kill openly your people. If they finance you and your whole family, you travel with their passports ( again the whole family ) while you are not a national of that country. The response is you are a duck ( you are an Ugass ).
3)"and quacks like a duck( You are an Ugass )" by saying that those who kill and oppress your people are your brothers. When You advise Afar people to raise the white flag by saying that the others, TPLF and RPP regime have more military hardware than us, they have more money than us or they have international backing. Did the TPLF raise the white flag when they were fighting the DERG? Or the EPLF, in Eritrea raised it for that matter? Are the Oromos and the Amharas people and their leaders raising the white flag like you suggesting against the TPLF and RPP now? I have one pertinent question for you Hanfareh. Who financed and armed TPLF during the struggle against the DERG? Wasn't it Hanfareh's Afar Liberation Front? An Afar proverbs says Qafar missila itama "Rakub numuk yakmem nun ka yeceh gaba". The camel will only eat ( bite ) the hand you hold out!
Hanfareh hope message to Afar people is to cave in. According to Hanfareh, we just have to pray for our condition to improve. Don't fight for your freedom there is no hope. I, Ugass Hanfareh Ali Mirah asking you to give up. We all know he has been paid off by TPLF and RPP to convince us that there is no need to fight. Patrice Lumumba said "without struggle you will not achieve a thing, either today nor ever."
Allah Azawajal said in Surate 13 Ar Rad verses 11: "Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves."
Hanfareh to deflect from the real issues, talked about sugar plantations, salt quarries. Not a word about Qadaytu, Qundafaqo, Gadamaytu he sold out to Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and the Issas with his complicity. Afar Forum should be the platform to discuss these issues of concern to the Afar people. He should gather Afar people leader Council to denounce it and say this illegal and say as Afar leader I oppose it. If you find,even the slightest comment from Hanfareh concerning Qadaytu, Qundafaqo, Gadamaytu . I will volunteer for a public stoning. I will even pay for the stones. I dare anybody even Hanfareh to prove me wrong. Quite the opposite he, actually, put pressure on Ismaïl Ali Sirro to agree to it. An illegal act, according to the Afar Federal State and Ethiopian Constitution. Afar people were not consulted. He blamed the incumbent Afar Federal State, TPLF puppet administration ( Ismaïl Ali Sirro, APDO/ANDP ) of all the ills of the earth. I am not saying that the current administration is blameless. It is true that the Afar federal is one of the less developed and educated of all of Ethiopian federal states however, Afar people have a very well educated diaspora who can contribute to the development drive of their state. The sticking point here is again Hanfareh.
Habib and Hanfareh Ali Mirah (ALF) administered it from 1992 to March 1996. Ugass Hanfareh ( September 1995 to March 1996 ) didn’t last a year. Under his watch the authority went in a reverse gear to the past and darkness. He could not handle Afar educated masses. He, actually, saw them as a threat to his family's feudal power. He imported Amharas workforce to work in the administration, mainly in the urban areas. To date Amharas in the Federal Afar State represent 4.5 % of the inhabitants and make up in urban areas 42.5 %, Afar come in the second place with 32.6%. ( Source Wikipedia Demographics Afar Regional State ). All the present disparity is a legacy from the Ali Mirah family's Regional State administration. A recent IOL ( Indian Ocean Letters ) press article reveal that Hanfareh had a go at the TPLF. That's far from the truth. Even with a limited Afar language grasp like mine you can see it was the opposite.
We the People ( Afar ) have to take the Afar Forum ownership. It is undemocratic the same two people are running it for 25 years. It is not acceptable that under the cover of neutrality now the Forum is NOT fulfilling its role and real purpose and doing completely the opposite of what it supposes to do. Oppress Afar people instead of emancipating it. The Forum became an accomplice of these regimes. The Forum must come back under Afar people control. It can't remain as it is. Neutrality has no place when facing oppression and injustice.
Mohamed Hassan fln
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