Sunday, 17 December 2017

Isaias Afworki: Spy or a revolutionary

Isaias Afworki: Spy or a revolutionary

We have been trying for years to reach whether Isaias Afworki 1) was recruited by the CIA to join the ELF and help to dismantle it  from within (‘Operation seed planting project’ as Wedi Giorgo referred to it; 2) Whether he was recruited by Asrate Medhin Kassa (Governor of Eritrea: 1964 - Dec 1970), on the behalf of Ethiopia for the same purpose, with the implicit role of the Mossad. Asrate Kassa was born in 1922 and died in 1974. Now there is new information that strengthens the possibility that he was a spy. One thing we know for sure. Tesfamichael Giorgo brought Isaias to Asmara and took him to Kagnew Station and he was imprisoned by the Ethiopians, for it. Asrate Kassa's son, Mulugeta, has confirmed recently that his father had links with Isias and that Isaias came to visit his father in early 1972. Dawit Woldeghiorgis also gives us insight into how and when he knew Tesfamichael Giogo and on the training of the Ethiopian army by Israelis. 

Another recent confirmation (June 7, 2020) that Isaias Afworki worked for Asrate Kassa, who supplied his faction with arms. Listen from 08:50 – 16:00 minutes 

Captain Tesfaye Resteye, was a former Ethiopian police officer who served as an investigator in the security services in Asmara, Assab, and Tio in 1973 during Haile Sellasie period. He also worked as the head of the foreign intelligence of the Ethiopian Security Services (ESS) upon return from a training course in Moscow, during the Derg period. The foreign intelligence then focussed on the Middle East and the follow up of the Eritrean liberation movement. His last position during the Derg was the Head of the Legal Department of the ESS.

During his service in Eritrea, he was sent to investigate the army atrocities after a clash with the fighters in Baraasole in Dankalia. He narrates that he tried to calm the citizens. Tesfaye clarified that his first interaction with Asrate Kassa.  When he was on his way to Assab, Asrate Kassa, who was the Governor on an army communications radio called him directly and asked him, for a briefing, At the end of their conversation, Asrate Kassa asked him to write 1000 bullets were fired. Still, Tesfaye declined to document the bullet numbers. He further stated the reason they were asking was to give the shots to the enemy to compensate for their loss.

Captian Tesfaye added, “Asrate Kassa wanted to give those bullets to the faction of Isayas Afworki.” Tesfaye added that Asrate Kassa realized that there were two factions, a Muslim and a Christian one, and he recruited Isaias to weaken the ELF, which he regarded as Muslim movement. He adds that Asrate Kassa supplied arms to the Isaias faction and introduced Isaias Afworki to the Americans at Kangnew Station. He also stated during his investigation with fighters who were caught or defected, and the defected said they joined the liberation movement to get 1500 Birr and a pistol.  Tesfaye added that Asrate Kassa used to give the defected fighters those benefits. He states that Asrate Kassa was working to depose Haile Sellasie and to replace him with the Crown Prince.

He also narrates how the Derg was formed. Captain Tesfaye also explains how the Derg members were selected, the killing of the 60 high ranking officers, and how Haile Sellasie was deposed and killed by giving him anesthesia and choking him to death.

The following are the old and new facts:

إسياس ٱفورقي، جاسوس ٱو ثوري

نحن نحاول منذ سنوات للوصول إلى ما إذا كان إسياس أفوركي  تم تجنيده من قبل وكالة المخابرات المركزية للانضمام إلى جبهة التحرير الارترية والعمل على تفكيكها من الداخل ،'عملية زراعة البذوز' كما أشار إليها ودي جورجو و ما إذا كان قد تم تجنيده من قبل أسرىت  كاسا ــ حاكم إريتريا: ١٩٦٤ إلى  ديسمبر ١٩٧٠، نيابة عن إثيوبيا لنفس الغرض، مع الدور الضمني للموساد. إبن أسرتى كاسا المدعو ملوقيتا٬ والمقيم في لندن يؤكد ان والده كانت له علاقة بإسياس، بعلم الامبراطور وانه زاره في لندن ١٩٧٢ ـ  هناك معلومات الآن جديدة تعزز إمكانية أنه كان جاسوسا. شيء واحد نعرفه بالتأكيد، هو إن تيسفاميكئل جيورجو ٱحضر أسياس إلى أسمرة وٱخذه الي  قاعدت كاغنيوإستيشن الٱمريكية  و قد تم سجنه من قبل السلطات الإثيوبية، لذلك السبب. وكما ان داويت ولدقيوقيس يقدم معلومات عن دور المستشريين الأسرائليين في تدريب ليس فقط الجيش الاثيوبي، بل كيف حدث مرة ان تم إحضار مجموعات من الانيانيا الى آسمرة في سرية تامة وتم تدريبهم وإرسالهم للسودان

What PFDJ Ambassador Tweet 24 July, 2018 stating that Isaias struggled for this day since 1965, meaning to unite Eritrea and Ethiopia

Friday, 15 December 2017

Ethiopia General Daniel Mengistu's claim that Isaias was their spy

General Daniel Mengistu who was the Foreign Affairs security chief of Ethiopia during Haile Sellasie has stated in an interview with an Ethiopian Newspaper, in 2000 has claimed that Isaias was an Ethiopian spy and on the payroll of Ethiopia.

Friday, 8 December 2017

List of names of 19,098 mostly Eritreans who got medals for valour for service in the Italian army


List of names of 19,098 individuals mostly Eritreans who got medals for valour for service in the Italian army, by Vito Zita

እዚ መጽናዕቲ ብቅደም ተኸተል ዝርዝር አስማት እቶም ኣብ ትሕቲ መግዛእቲ ጣልያን ብውትድርና ዘገልገሉን ናይ ጅግንነት መዳልያ ዝተዓደሉን ኣስታት 19098 ሰባት የጠቃልል።

ﯾﺠﻤﻊ اﻟﺒﺤﺚ وﺑﺘﺴﻠﺴﻞ زﻣﻨﻲ –   أﺳﻤﺎء اﻟﺠﻨﻮد اﻟﺬﯾﻦ ﻗﺎﺗﻠﻮا ﺗﺤﺖ راﯾﺔ اﻟﺠﯿﺶ اﻹﯾﻄﺎﻟﻲ, واﻟﺬﯾﻦ منحو ﻣﯿﺪاﻟﯿﺎت  الشجاعة , وأﺳﺒﺎب ﺣﺼﻮﻟﮭﻢ على هذه الميداليات. وغالبيتهم من الإرتريين

Medals statistics - Gold medal for military merit: 9;  Silver medal for military merit: 2139; Bronze medal for military merit: 7185; War cross for military merit: 7560; Cross for the merit of war: 2085; Silver medal for civil merit: 6; Bronze medal for civil merit: 2; Solemn commendation: 112. Total: 19098.

Part I:

Part II:

About the author:

VITO ZITA, the author of the book was born in 1960 in Barletta, Italy. He has lived in Siena since 1980 and has worked as a financial consultant, in financial planning and savings management. Since the end of the 1980s he has been involved in studies and research on the social and historical-military aspects of Italian colonial troops. He is a historical consultant for the colonial period at the International Museum of the World Wars, in Rocchetta Nuova IS, Italy. He is a member of the of a number of Associations including ANMIG and ANFI and ANRRA. In addition to several short essays, he published, "The courage of the Ascari - The motivations for the rewards for Military Valor for the war operations in Africa 1890-1943 assigned to the Ascari" (out of print, 2014); "The fallen of the Contrada della Chiocciola in the Great War" (out of print, 2016); "Gino Berardi, officer of colonial cavalry gold medal for Military Valor" edited by P. Angi, V. Zita, G. Zorzetto (2016); "The Colonial Cavalry from birth until 1936" (2016) also in an English version. He curated a permanent museum exhibition dedicated to the ascari at the Italian House of Asmara in November 2016. He is currently writing other works on the subject of colonial military history that will be published, soon. He is engaged in numerous conferences on the historical-military aspects, mainly colonial, which he is the  author or in collaboration with other colleagues.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

UN Resolution federating Eritrea with Ethiopia 1950

Report of the United Nations Commission for Eritrea; Report of the Interim committee of the General Assembly of the Report of the United Nations Commission for Eritrea: