Kunama-agara.com’s Comments on “Comments“ by www.assenna.com’s readers: Eritreans plead not guilty to U.S. airport fake bomb charges Saturday, 20 August 2011 00:06 Backamanuel Hits: 1075 PHOENIX (Reuters) – Three Eritrean nationals pleaded not guilty on Friday to trying to sneak a fake bomb past a screening area at a Phoenix airport in what the FBI described as a possible test of security. The trio, immigrants from the Horn of Africa nation, were charged with taking a package that simulated the appearance of an explosive device through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on August 5. The court entered pleas of not guilty for Luwiza Laku Daman, Shullu Anguwi Gorado and Asa Shani, and set a trial for October 4. If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of five years in jail, a $250,000 fine, or both. Daman was arrested at the airport after Transportation Security Administration officers X-rayed her carry-on bag and noticed an object which at first sight appeared to be an explosive, the FBI said in the complaint. A criminal complaint described the object as a candy box with a cell phone attached. After investigators spoke to Daman, they traced the item to Gorado and Shani, who live in Phoenix, and arrested them in connection with the incident. Daman, who lives in Des Moines, Iowa, traveled on July 29 to Phoenix for a wedding and said that while there she met a man named Jaffa, who turned out to be Gorado, the complaint said. She said Gorado later gave her a package with a box of candy and a cellular telephone taped to it, and asked her to take it to Des Moines, according to the complaint. Daman’s flight reservation also was made through an e-mail account belonging to Gorado, despite her earlier contention that the e-mail address was hers, the complaint said. When police went to the home of Gorado, he admitted that the candy box containing the Middle Eastern confection helva came from him but he said the cell phone was from Shani, the complaint stated. The FBI said that on the day Daman arrived in Phoenix, a similar incident “involving an object consisting of an electronic device taped to plastic containers filled with an organic substance” had occurred at a Memphis airport. The complaint does not detail any other possible connection between the incidents in Phoenix and Memphis, nor does it accuse the Eritreans of being part of a militant group. Daman told investigators that she was born in Eritrea, spent time in neighboring Ethiopia and had lived in the United States for four months in Portland before recently moving to Des Moines, the complaint states. Police have said that Gorado and Shani were also from Eritrea, and previously described all three as refugees. (Reporting by Tim Gaynor; Editing by Cynthia Johnston) Reuters Concerning the above “pieces of news”, on falsely accused native Kunama persons: Luwiza Laku Daman, Shullu Angwui Gorado and Asa (Asha) Shani, the following, sometimes, innocently ignorant, but, at times, also very stupidly ignorant and very arrogantly made “comments”, have been spread about, by some “Assenna com’s” readers, on the names, origins, identities and status of those “Eritreans”, native “Kunama” and legally settled “refugees”, in the USA. However, before proceeding any further, the kunama-agara.com believes www.assenna.com, in its name and in the names of those readers of its “news” and of its amateurish commentators, should officially apologize to those fellow-Eritreans and native ethnic-Kunama members, for the misunderstanding, misquotations and false suppositions and analysis on their identities. If this is not done, some of us Kunama would keep Assenna as one of those Eritrean media and individuals, traditionally holding “ethnic” and “racial” discriminatory attitudes towards the Kunama people. Comments (11): written by Tsahaye , August 20, 2011. Since when do we have Eritrean names such as “Luwiza Laku Daman, Shullu Anguwi Gorado and Asa Shani”. Are these Kunama names or they are Afars? There is documented evidence that shows many Ethiopians are coming to the US, Canada and other western nations as Eritrean refugees. For example, nearly half of those who are settled in the US and Canada from Ethiopia claiming to be Eritreans from the refugee camps in Ethiopia are Ethiopians. There is no doubt that these alleged terrorists are also Ethiopians who entered the US as Eritrean refugees. However, the most amazing thing is not about these alleged terrorists that the reporter said they are from Eritrea. It is about this webmaster’s characters. This guy who was a loyal servant of the ruthless PFDJ regime until few years ago and was sent by the PFDJ to study abroad has now changed allegiance to the Woyane-controlled Ethiopian regime. And it seems that as long as the Ethiopian regime keeps his tummy full, he will do anything to damage his nation’s image, not the PFDJ’s image. While fully knowing that the story cannot be true, he has posted the article to please his financiers. Eritrea is not the PFDJ, idiots. It is the image of your country that is seriously getting damaged. It is definitely good news for the Woyane regime which is trying its level best to convince the UN Security Council to put more sanctions on Eritrea. The vision and mission of Woyane has not changed since time immemorial. Its long term goal is by any means to get access to the Red Sea. And the only plan it has come up how to achieve this objective is by creating as many warlords as possible to eventually weaken and disintegrate Eritrea. report abuse vote down vote up Dear Tsahaye, let us very bluntly tell you that “Luwiza Lku Daman, Shullu Anguwi Gorado and Asa (Asha) Shani”, are very traditional Kunama names and those Kunama individuals are more “Eritreans” than yourself and many of your kinds. The K-ABIT: (the Kunama Aimasa, Barka, Itana Tika). Votes: -2 written by Samuel , August 20, 2011. Calm down Tsehaye. Don’t be narrow minded. Get out of the box and try to see things beyond the Woyane-Shaebia angle. This is a Reuters story and the UNSC guys, the people you fear most will read Reuters news before assenna anyway. It is the PFDJ which is tarnishing Eritrea’s image, not Amanuel. It is Sahebia who is murdering Eritrea not woyane, be true to yourself and fight the Mafia pfdj to save your people and country. peace Dear Samuel, very brotherly thanks to you, for going beyond and over the names and identity-issues and concerns, but confronting our common enemy, the PFDJ’s regime who is leading our Eritrean nation and society, down the drainage. The K-ABIT. report abuse vote down vote up Votes: +5 written by yonas , August 20, 2011 This ppl are not ERITREAN come on ppl.LOOK AT THEM…some time we ought have to tell the truth. Dear ”yonas“, if the Kunama do not look like you or do not carry names like “yonas, Lettekidan, Gebrekristos or Gebregiorgis“, does not mean that they “not Eritreans“. A Kunama who, by the way, is one of the prime inhabitants of ”Eritrea“ and, very often, carries a typically Kunama name is more ”Kunama, more Eritrean“ and more identified ethic member than you “yonas“, who could well be also either Ethiopian-Tigrian (Woyane), or even a “Jew”, like the prophet, with the same name, who, in the Bible, is told to have been first swallowed and then spitted out, by a big fish, (whale, shark) or the like. The K-ABIT. Votes: +2 written by Kidanawi Ngus , August 20, 2011. Yes, three of this suspects are actually Eritreans unfortunately,and they look like the terrorists HGDEF GOHAF from eskariko. But they are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. They also have a right to a defense attorney as they prefer. That’s called JUSTICE being served in America. Dear “Kidanawi Ngus”, thank you for getting the half-truth of the story, but to describe those Kunama individuals as ones “looking the terrorist HGDEF GOHAF from eskariko”, is a grave insult we Kunama do neither forget not forgive, unless you express your regret. Let those Kunama go through the “democratic legal procedures” and come out as innocent, as they have always been, and also as we all are hoping and expecting. The K-ABIT. report abuse vote down vote up Votes: +2 written by Simon , August 20, 2011 We are going to know more facts about the claim of those three people who came from Ethiopia and refuges in US. I wish their case to be not criminals . We Eritreans should not be confused by ambiguous events that is aimed to spoil and isolate our nation .We do not support any terrorist activity that could damage the image of Eritrea in our world. We support every progress of our people. May God bless Eritrea and may peace be in the horn Africa . report abuse vote down vote up Dear Simon, The KABIT cannot make out what you mean by “we are going to know more about the claim of those three people“. Do you mean, their “claim“ of being “Eritreans“, or “innocent?“ Whatever your assumptions, do remain assured that “those three people”, are true ”Eritreans” and genuine “native Kunama ethnic-members”. The KABIT. Votes: +2 written by Kalighe , August 20, 2011. The majority of the two Nilotic groups in Eritrea (Nara and Kunama) are either Moslems (Nara) or Christians (Kunama), with a few exceptions. The Kunama use names such as Mario, Giorgio, Tesfai, Berhe ..etc. The Nara use names such as Idris, Ali ..etc . I don’t claim to know all names used by both groups, but the names of the three suspects are not familiar Eritrean names. This could be the case of the Eritrean passport sold (or given) to citizens of neighboring countries. Unfortunately, Higdef has been giving the Eritrean passport to Ethiopian opposition elements, to the very groups who refuse to recognize Eritrean independence to this day. Besides, Hidgef runs a mafia network that involves many groups in the Horn: Sudanese, Nubians, Oromos, Somalis etc. who for one reason or another move around with Eritrean passport when they do business with Higdef. In Eritrea the so-called government is nothing but a institutionalized crime syndicate. The three suspects, were doing this dangerous simulation for whom ? , that is the question. ! Dear ”Kalighe”, the K-ABIT wonders about your knowledge, not only of the “Nilotic groups in Eritrea”, like Kunama and Baria, and their various either “Christian or Moslem names”, but yet, let us give you few more lessons on those populations. The Kunama, traditionally being very liberal, as religion is concerned, do carry either Christian, Moslem or typically Kunama names indifferently; that is why we have the names of those three Kunama individuals who do not fall into your only “Christian” or “Moslem” categories, and are unfamiliar to you. The ethnic-group’s members you are stating as carrying the “Moslem” names like “Idris, Ali. ethc…”, are not “Nara”, who ethnically are Kunama, and do speak the Baria and the Kunama languages indifferently, simply for inhabiting the regions between the two ethnic-groups, but they are “Baria” who are members of a totally different ethnic-group. Your final question: “the three suspects were doing this dangerous simulation for whom?”, would be totally irrelevant if you had previously made a little research-work about their true national and ethnic identities and ascertained that they were “Eritreans” and “ethnic-Kunama members”, who innocently got entangled in security procedures and trapped in legal matters, totally alien to their culture, traditions and customs. The K-ABIT. report abuse vote down vote up Votes: +0 written by GIBI , August 20, 2011 They are BELES merchants from ARBEREBU.They will be free if they sell their product and pay taxes . Dear GIBI, to K-ABIT’ s view, your statements above, sound very arrogant and insulting ones, firstly to your own Tigrian-ethnic members, who are the prime “BELES merchants“ and consumers. The Kunama do neither know, gather, trade nor consume ”BELES“, like you highlanders. Those Kunama will be freed because of their innocence, and not for “paying taxes”, out of the gains from the “BELES product”. The K-ABIT. report abuse vote down vote up Votes: -1 written by hamej , August 20, 2011 old embarrassing moment of Ethiopia is being put in new package. It was around end sixtiys,one funny morning at Keren high school a package of FAFA (A nutritious child milk package) filled with sand have being left hanging at the place were the Ethiopian flag should hang every morning with students singing the Ethiopian national anthem. Ethiopian authority in keren it took them a day to remove that package and meny students were put in jail. Now the clever boys from Mekele that scary package idea is stile on their mind and they think they can playe the blame gaim. check the face and the names also find out the background how they come witch tribe doe they belong wat language they speak and definitely you will find that they are Ethiopians and not Eritreans. by the way this is not the first time of Ethiopian atempt to hijack or to on board a flight with a facke boomb. Eritea ! we don’t doe half work, we don’t fight on some thing we don’t believe . It is true we are not hapy with the leadership but it does not mean we will accept chip conspiracy tac-ticks of Ethiopia and America. back of from east Africa. not mean we will accept every external idiots triying to tarnish Eritrean. Dear “Hamej“, skipping over most of your introductory story, let us clarify few points, concerning your statements: “now the clever boys from Mekele that scary package idea is stile on their mind and they think they can playe the blame gaim check the face and the names also find out the background how they come witch tribe doe they belong wat language they speak and definitely you will find that they are Ethiopians and not Eritreans by the way this is not the first time of Ethiopian attempt to hijack or to on board a flight with a facke boomb”. As the K-ABIT has already told Tsahaye and others, as Kunama, those individuals are “more Eritreans” than yourself, carrying a name which does not even seem to be a “name”. Though not directly “from Mekele”, as ex-Eritrea refugees in the “Shimelba refugee-camps”, they had come from the State of Tigray, but the Kunama have never known either “hijackings” or carried “fake-bombs”. These are all your own findings, which are as shallow are your knowledge of English. The K-ABIT. Concluding, let us summarize, by stating that the whole story of those three Kunama innocent persons, has been, not only unnecessarily popularized and given, the ones, the opportunity to come up with their ethnic and racial attitudes towards the Kunama, the Baria and the other non-Tigrian-Eritrean nationalities and their members, and the story of the “fake-bomb” has given others the chance to vomit out their frustration, anger and uncalled for wrath, upon the Ethiopians in general and upon their own fellow-Tigrian-Ethiopian ethnic members, in particular. The K-ABIT: (August 23, 2011).