This article was being prepared when the events of January 21, 2013 invigorated our souls and spirits. Forto 2013 reinforced what we all wanted to believe but had denied all along – that despite the outward absence of any sign of opposition within Eritrea that it is in fact bubbling just beneath the surface.
Diaspora opposition has taken cue and anted up its campaign against the regime. Some question how effective these actions are but judging by the confused reactions from the regime and its idol worshippers, indeed it is has been very effective. After all, the regime is busy “jamming” Al Jazeera for covering Eritrean opposition; putting itself on a head-on collision with its main benefactor – Qatar. The agitated minds of regime supporters are now pulling out all stops to slow down the momentum gained from Forto 2013.