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Obbo Leenco Lata & Obbo Lencho Bati Heckled over Ethiopianist Agenda during ODF Meeting in Melbourne, Australia

The Oromo Dialogue Forum (ODF), also known as Waltajii Marii Oromoo (WMO) in its Afan Oromo name, held a meeting in Footscray, near Melbourne, Australia, on February 3, 2013 with keynote speeches by ODF leadership.

The Footscray/Melbourne ODF meeting didn’t go well as planned by the organizers as the following videos show (watch below). Heckling had interrupted the meeting several times. It is safuu (i.e. against the Oromo moral codes) to resolve political or other differences in the Oromo nation using heckling even though minor heckling is a form of protest protected by free speech in Western countries. The reason why the Oromo Gadaa system has no room for heckling is for the fact that the Gadaa parliamentary rules (Gumii Gaayoo rules) allow every opinion maker to have enough time to speak their mind.

Oromo liberation nationalists belonging to the Oromo Liberation Front’s camp accuse the Oromo Dialogue Forum (ODF/WMO) of advancing an unrealizable Ethiopianist agenda to democratize and federalize the Ethiopian empire at the expense of derailing the OLF’s national struggle to have an independent Oromo state through national self-determination to protect the interests of the Oromo nation in the conflict-ridden Horn of African region. ODF was initially set up to mediate among the OLF factions in 2012; however, it has shown its interest to undertake more than just mediating since then – in fact, it’s becoming a political movement in its own right, according media reports citing observers.


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  1. gurmesa:

    February 8, 2013 @ 1:58 am

    such type of arrogance can never take her anywhere .. learn how to debate. She has to go to School.

  2. birmadu:

    February 8, 2013 @ 3:17 am

    Safuu safuu tun salphian guddaa dha. Baga salphattan .Oromoon mirga isaa irratti eennuun illee hin dhiisu usaa gadi ta’a!!

  3. kamissee:

    February 8, 2013 @ 4:14 am

    The Oromo Dialogue Forum in Melbourne Australia 100% achieved its goal. Both communities in melbourne partcipated endorsed the vision and more than 200 hundered people partcipated. The first time in its kind people came gothered and cleared thier questions and discussed peacefully. The most important things ODF established clear understanding with communities. But among the people, the so called reactionaries wrote above the question of Ethiopianiest meaningless. With in a month, three times invited the communities, nobody appeared their meetings and totally unacceptable. On the ground of laiers, we don’t achieve anythings. Be sure that, the future is bright and glory. We will share our best ways. I thought that you are pancking around all. This video was the fabrication of reactionaries around here,who were organised in minority groups and disorganised manner. We disregarded.

  4. Irranaa:

    February 8, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    Yeroo Minishaa gaaffii gaafattu namoon baayyeen maaf dhiiggi isaanii danfee Laata?
    Keessa deebinee yoo illaaleef waan tokko ka nu hin hubbanneef seenaan guyyaa tokkoo ifatti baassee Murtii Dhugaa isaanti ken nuuf jira. Guyyaan iyyuu Dhugaa dhiigga Ilmaan Oromoo isaan dhangalasissa turaannii Fi hardhas itti jiraan mee hubbadhaatti illaala. Maaf wal soddaannee dhiigga Lammii ti harka dhiqachiissaa jira. Leencootta lamaan kana kan walti isaan fiddee waan lammiin hin hubbanneef namoota qaqqaallii hedduu of jalti hammatannii waan jiraanniif. Gaafa guyyaan geessu dhugaan ofifuu dubbatti, gantuun illee ofiin of saxxilluun ishees baayyee hin faggaattu.


  5. Salphina:

    February 8, 2013 @ 4:29 am

    She was right. Those who can not negotiate in between themselves can not represent the nation. Jarreen jaarsoliin kun yoo galte ofiishee haagaltu. Kanaan achi muka gogaatti nu fanniftee du’uuf jetti. Leencoo Lataa balleessassaaf adaba sirrii ta’e argachuu qaba uummata oromootiin.

  6. Faajjii:

    February 8, 2013 @ 5:16 am

    This lady must know how to talk and ask queation ,she so ingnorant bad manarisim .
    As lond as ODF concerned the have full right to discuss ,to gather ,ok
    To the best of my knwolege ODF is not a big threat to oromo but the wayans and G7.
    So why u guys made such unnessary thing?
    I dont suport Odf also i dont stand agianst them becuse that is what the believe,and i respect their Ideology
    If they go and democratise ethiopia no problem.
    Please oromo know who is ur big threat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Olf pleas dont fear leencoo lata’s ideology ,if u guys want to fight for the Indepandance of oromia go head,do not talk about ODF but cell ur agenda to oromo people as well as to the international community.
    Dont talk as street boys be a man
    @ Inranaa I know u phisically u have been a wayane band and u have been accused of corruption not for political ok.
    Ati ofbeeki siritti kana siif wayya.

  7. Fayyaaleessa:

    February 8, 2013 @ 5:45 am

    The great Oromoo children who lives in Melbourne, Australia exposed the anti-Oromo national liberation individuals such as Leencoo Lataa, Leencoo Batii and their lackeys.

    I believe this is the beggining of the demise of ODF and its lackeys. Special I congradulate the Oromo lady, I believe her name is Minishaa, who kept these individuals on fire at this meeting. She is an Oromo heroine. She is heroine of the Oromo struggle. I congratualate her for her courage and determination. The Oromo struggle needs many Oromo women in the like of Minishaa. I also congratulate all those Oromo national in Australia who decimated the political propaganda of the ODF(a.k.a. WMO).

    ODF is a forum of reactionary forces. It is anti-Oromia independence organization. It is these forces that have been fighting day and night, without sleep and rest, throughout years to undermine the OLF and its OLA and the Oromo national liberation struggle. These individuals are the running dogs of Abyssinia. They will be exposed more and more. The Oromo patriots will never rest until they defeat this new-gobanas’ organization and liberate Oromia. The Oromo patriots who live in Melbourne, Australia have demonestrated their opposion to this group and let all Oromo nationals across the globe follow their example.

    Long live the Oromo patriots.

  8. Q:

    February 8, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    Ato Kamisee
    Qileensa irra jirta malee waa achi hin turre. Tarees haala jiru hin beeytu jachuu dha. Garuu akkan dhaamsa kee dubisetti warruma waa waakkachuu jaalatu keessaa tokko. Lecoo Albaati, nama kisaare tahuu isaa beekkamaa dha. Waan gaafatameefu deebisaa kennuu hin dandeenye.
    Dura Deemaan Waltajjii MARQAMA ammoo ofiifu waanuma dubbatu nama hin beeyne. Empire, Hiree murteefannaa jachaa mirga lammumaa dubbata – magan
    Rabbi isin haadhabamsiisu, isin hobaatte Qabsoo Oromoo ti.

  9. CaaltuuOromiyaa:

    February 8, 2013 @ 7:07 am

    It is sad that Oromo Dialogue Forum/Waltajjii Marii Oromoo is turning into such an anti-Oromo women and sexist organization. Did you see how many men tried to drag the poor lady out of the hall? Walakkaan ummata keenyaa dubartoota. Dhaabini dubartii salphise kun essayyyuu gahuu hindanda’u. Dhironni asirratti yaada dubartittii qeequun yaada kennitan mee irra deebi’aa viidiyoo sana laala akkatti dubartitti kutattuu kana afaan cufsiisuuf yaalan hubadha; amma dubartii sanaa geenya jedhaa of madaalaa? Ija dunuunfannee tiifoozoo ta’uu otoo baanne wayya. Dubartii kabja dhoowwuudhaan wallaalummaa keenya osoo agarsiisuu baannee gaariidha! Nagaan.

  10. Fayyaaleessa:

    February 8, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Obboo/Aaddee Faajjii,

    Maaloo, Obboo Faajjii maaliif Aadde Minishaa qeequuf tattaafata. Atuu akkuma barreessituu hin beektu. Afaan Ingiliizii kee qajeelaa miti. Namni waan ati jette hubatullee waan jiru hin fakkaatu. Maaloo mee, waanuma afaan Ingiliiziin jedhuu yaalte san Oromiffaan barreessi akka jechi kee hubatamu.

    Aadde Minishaan gootitti Oromoo ti. Dubartootni gootootni akka isii heddutu qabsoo Oromoo keessatti wareegmanii jiru. Gootoota akka Aadde Minishaa tu bosonaa fi naannoo adda addaa keessatti wareegamanii jiru. Ulfinnaa fi kabajjaa kennuufitu sirra ture. Ati garuu, gantoota akka Leencoo Lataa fi Leencoo Baatii leellisuu filatte. Ilmoo namaatiif kun qaanii fi salphinna.

    Ati kan hubatuu dadhabde, gootoota akka Aadde Minishaa tu gootoota Oromoo kan har’a Oromiyyaa keessatti diinna kufisaa jiran dahe. Har’a QBO kana keessatti bilisummaa Oromiyyaa argamsiisuuf osoo dirqama isaanii bahan beelaa, dheebuu fi dhibdeen kufaa jiru. Ati isaanitti qoosaa jirta. Gantoota ammoo faarsaa jirta. Ofitti qaanawuu qabda.

    Dubartootni Oromoo, seenaa Oromoo keessatti gootoota boonsitoota akka ta’an hubadhu. Har’as gootoota. Borus gootoota Oromoo ti.

  11. Kaayyoo bilisummaa:

    February 8, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    Rabbi hangafa saree nama hin taasisiin! Jarri martuu akka hangafa saree gadi deeman ni fooyya’u jennaan tokkollee dhibe! Ammammoo kana hundaa salphachuurra kaayyoo isaanii galamaan ga’achuu yoo fedhan deemanii mootummicha wayyaaneetti harka hin kennatanii? Isuma isaaniif wayya hamma sabboontota karaa irraa kaachisanitti!

  12. Robbee:

    February 8, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    Shame on you when you are exposing yourself agonist your own people

    who are you fighting?
    who are you going to liberate?
    who is your friends?
    who is your opponent
    who is your enemy?

  13. saani:

    February 8, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    yaa Biyya Faranjii hundaa wal qixxeesse,intaloo karaa irra bulaa turtetu dhufee akkas namatti haasawaa,Safuu dhabuu nama salphisatti ufii uf salphifte,Ergaa Tigree ti moo ergaa Shanee dulloomteeti,dhaamssa eenyu akka isiin bakka buutee geggeessu jirtu namaaf hin galu,namni mana haadhaa abbaatti guddate akka kanaa miti,ollama gaariillee qabdi hin fakkaattu intaloon,kun waan teedaati.

  14. obsaa:

    February 8, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    Ummanni Oromoo aadaa dimokiratawaa waan qabuuf malee jarri ODF ofiin jedhamtu kun kan waraanni itti banamuu qabudhayyu ture. Garaagarummaan isaan Oromota gidduutti uumaa turanii fi jiran diinota Oromoo fayyade malee Oromoof bu’aa tokko illee hinbuusne. Jarri kun baay’een isaanii armaan dura yaroo adda addaa qabsoo keenya dadhabsiisaa turan;ammas itti jiru. Diina Oromoo irratti duuluu dhiisanii ABO itti duulaa jiru. Kun Oromoof fayidaa hinqabu. By its nature QBO demands aggressive approach.

  15. Mortar:

    February 8, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    The ODF leaders deserve shame. Some of them are responsible for the death of hundreds of OLF members and fighters. They are working tirelessly to dismantle OLF. They formed an OLF faction two times before (2001 and 2008). When their factions loose public support they devised other strategics. Sometimes they try to act as arbitrators between OLF factions. Sometimes they become OLF factions. Sometimes they call themselves by other names such as ODF. They are so confused!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Daannoo:

    February 8, 2013 @ 2:52 pm


    Four decades ago we the Oromo people renunicated the evil Ethiopian empire, and declared the formation of ABO to lead us to freedom. That was the altimate negation we declared on our occupiers to dismantle the empire by all means we can wage our struggle. Negotiation to be part of the empire is not one of them.
    The renegade Yohannes Lata (LOONCUU) and co. have been trying hard to derail our struggle from the very begining, and they managed to languish its acceleration by playing leadership role untill they exposed themselves to be Ethiopianists by creating ODF. These folse prophets have sucessfully tricked ABO in 1991 to take part in reincarnating of the dying empire, and dismanteld WABO in 1992, by collaboratin with their masters ABASHOOs, incase it survives the onslought and fights again.
    By denouncing OROMUMMA, declaring to wanting to be Ethiopians they renunciated the couse (kaayyoo) to be free people in free Oromia. Now that was an altimate crime waged aginst our people since Gobana”s sale out. When in 1992 their masters told them disappeer from Fifinnee, for their mission at home is accomplished, they flew back to Europe and America to destroy the remenants of ABO not to rise again (or atleast they thought so) as if ABO lives over seas allone.
    Instade the reverse happend and ABO is raising 1000% ( per mil) grater than any time in our recent history, and WABO is shining all over Oromia, determind to march foreward and win victory. So our KAAYYOO is roaring more than ever.
    Thier nagation of the negation will never stop us from wining victry. The truth is always the truth, no matter how many times it is lied about.
    Jal Yohannes (LOONCU), kan jedhaniin osoo beektee, kan kennaniif hin nyaattu sareen. One thing I always forget, Jal Mesfin Ayyele Baaty ( LOONCUU BAATY) eenyut si dhungataaf hidhy muuxessita ? How babout you try to do what understand ?
    Oromtitti Goobanootatti bookiste, qeerranty akka keety waqayyo nuuf haadabalu, safuu.

    namni qotte bona baati
    namni lolte gota itaati
    hattuuf sobduun booda naati
    kun hinhaftu qooda isaati


  17. Borsee:

    February 8, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

    Hi oromoo,

    Now is the right time to get know what is going on in OLF camp?!
    Dhaabis isiyaasaa umurii dheeraa qabu kan akka ABO , miseensota/dagartoota hin bilchaatiin , kan tasgabba’ee yaada nama hin dhaggeeffanne, miira ho’aa (emotions) qofaan sosso’u akkamiin biyya bilisoomsuu danda’a?!
    ABO SG, tun QBO xiqqeesite!, qaani keessa nu galchitan. warreen garee SG kana miseensa taatanii fi dagartan , irra deddebi’a if ilaalaa!.. deemsa ‘tabjaa’aa’ akkanaan qabsoo isin gaggeessitan ilma Oromoo ficisisuu yoo ta’e malee tarkanfii takka illee fuula dura deemuu hin danda’u!..
    ABO SG, maaliif akkana warra ODF sodaate laata?!
    Politikaa ABO SG, Oromoo waliin marii’achuu yoo hin dandeenye halagaa waliin akkamiin hojjatuuf ta’aa?!. yoo rabbiin raajii takkaan biyya teenya bilisoomse akkamiin biyya bulchuuf ta’aan, nama yaada addaa qabu mara boolla guddaa takka qotanii achitti owwaaluu!…
    kanaaf yaa oromoo lammii kiyya, namuu ilaalcha siyaasaa qabi bilisa ta’ee akka gaggeefatuuf mirga walii kabajuun barbaachisaa dha.

  18. Qanquree:

    February 8, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    Lencoo lataa, ofiin of qaneese. Ummurii isaa kanati waan ijjooleen waggaa torbaa hin dalagine eegale. Bara dardarumaa isaa kan fixaan hinbaasiin hara dulluma keesa maal buussuf? Mal ta`a uumata afaan fajjesuu dhisee kabajaan jiraate! Yoo hakkasiin itti-fufe guyyaa tokko shamarran WBOn kabbalamuun hin oolluuf. Yoo jireenya biyya ambaa dhdhabe akkuma obbo Zaggayee,abbaa-biyyaafaa galee jirachuu ni danda`a ture. ” Teessumma ulfinna abbaatuu of-jala harkisa” Waan leeyyoo dalaginnan qanna`un hin hafu.

  19. Abdeta:

    February 8, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    isheen marattuun tuni ajandaa jeequu qabattee waan seente fakkaatti.ishii dhimmi oromoo hadoochu silaa taatee dhaggeeffachaa akkasumaas gaaffii qabdu dhiheeffachaa rakkoo isaan qaban jattee itti amantu ummataas hubachiisuu dandeessi turte garuu sagantaa ishee kun namoota daddaaqamaan kan qindaawe ta’uu isaa nutti mul’isa.

  20. Truth:

    February 8, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    Why I never trust ODF:

    1. It is led by individuals who have black record in oromo struggle. eg. Lenco Leta is responsible for disarming OLA fighters; Lenco Bati is responsible for forming a useless faction called Jijjirama

    2. Its propaganda fights OLF more than fighting the enemy it claims to struggle against.
    3. ODF is giving false info. on different media outlets. Eg. Lenco Leta and Lenco Bati time and again say “Our strategy /means of struggle is through both nonviolence and violence. ” . OLF also says same;where is the difference. They never said “gun only”.

  21. Fayyaaleessa:

    February 8, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

    Yaa obbo saani fi Qeentee, durbarti Oromoo irratti duuluu hojii godhatan. Jechootni keessan, jechoota kashalabbee ti. Isin kashalabbee ta’uu keessan mamiin hin jiru. Kan isin gubee fi garaa keessan keessa-keessa nyaataa jiru Aadde Minishaan sabboontuu Oromoo ta’uu ishee ti. Hojjiin keessan, hojjii hinaafaa ti. Sabboonummaa Aadde Minishaatti hinaaftan. ODF ergamtoota Habashaa ti. Murna Oromoo facaasuu fi qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo dhabamsiisuuf diinaan qopheeffame. Leencoo Lataa dura taa’aa ODF ti. Leencoo Baatii dubbataa ODF ti. Jarri lachuu fi jalakaatuun isaanii, murna sabaa Oromoo, qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo fi ABO gane; gantoota kaayyoo bilisummaa Oromoo ti. Isinis, jalakaatuu isaanii ti. Gantoota sabaa Oromoo fi qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo ti. Eessaa gahuu hin dandeettan. Karama irratti harcaatanii haftu. Aadde Minishaan sabboontuu Oromoo ti.

    Obbo Sanii fi Qeentee an dhaamsa isiniif qaba. Inniis kana: Tokkummaan qabsawota Oromoo ni jabaata. Walabummaa Oromiyaa dhugoomsu. Diina keessaa fi alaa illee ni dhabamsiisu. Jaaltaniis, jibbitaniis Impaayeerri Itoophiyaa kan ODF dhaabatuuf diigamuun isaa waan hafuu miti. Kana mataa keessan keessatti qabadhaa. Kun akka hirriba isin dhoogu ni hubadha.

  22. Boona:

    February 8, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

    Obbo Leenco Latta,

    You had the opportunity to present the Oromo issue on a platter to Meles Zenawi. You should have had Plan B that relied on the strength of the Oromo people and immediately applied that plan when you were ejected from the transitional government by Woyane rulers, but you had no plan. You had all the opportunity to lead the Oromo people to their freedom with dignity, but you chose to undermine the organization you were leading. You were angry (you told us so) like a small kid at the organization because they side-lined you. OLF is no more the property of those who would like to use it as whipping wand to make deals at the back of those who sacrificed their sole for the glory of their people. If you were wise enough you pass the shield to the Oromo youth and retire with dignity. Yes, you are being paid by those who do not want to see the strength of the Oromo struggle for self dermination. Please do not tread on the Oromo people. We will resurrect what you have dismantled.

  23. Duulaa:

    February 8, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    Those who have destroyed oromo national liberation movement for the past 21 years, cannot and will not represent oromo nation. They are and have been undercover enemy agent who have bent on weakening, and dismantling the oromo national liberation movement. How in the hell people who washed their hand with the blood of oromo children can represent us? How in the hell oromo nation could be free without military struggle? Who are they fooling when they preach about peaceful means?

    This people our number one enemy, and thus should be treated as such. They run around whole their life here in diaspora to confuse and abuse the oromo diaspora. They have done great job in dividing, and destroying the oromo community in diaspora. They are slowly but surely moving into next phase which is collaborating with oromo enemies by forming alliance as they are under taking now, and finishing us for once and for all. Any genuine oromo who does not see the sinister deeds that this enemy operative are under taking is either too naive or simply dumb.

    We should not be treated like animals or allow our selves to be treating as if we cannot think for ourselves. This people should not be allowed to disseminate their capitulation agenda among oromo community. We will never capitulate to any enemy while our people are suffering day in and day out on their own father land (biya oromo). The peaceful means they have been preaching for the past 21 years has been attempted over and over for 100 years and failed. The only solution we have at this point and time is bullet and gun to regain our God given right, respect, and human right in our own nation oromiya.

    Only those who have shed their blood by confronting the enemy inside oromiya to liberate their nation have a say on our national liberation movement not some disgruntled confused Abyssinian agent. We all need to know this and say no to any tricks and tactic being employed against us to confuse and create division among the oromos. We know what is best for us not Lencoos, whether it’s Lataa or Bati, their time is up. If they really care about oromo national liberation movement, then I suggest they shut their moth and live their personal life if they have any. Other than that, they have no say on our national liberation movement. We will never have peace with Abyssinian whether it’s former or current. We are sworn enemy that will only communicate via bullet, and that is not an option but a matter of survival. It’s a matter of survival of oromo nation, dignity, respect, and human right that our people deserve in their own homeland.

    We did not invade their land, or rape their women, sell their land, evicted them from their land, arrest them or kill them. They are the one who invaded oromiya (biya oromo) rapped our women, imprisoned our people, evicted our people from their land, looted our resources, and denied us the basic human right on our own land. This is why we have no option but to fight until the last drop of blood. Lenccos cannot preach us about peaceful means when our people are mowed down in broad day light by bullet. Lencoos cannot preach us about peaceful means when our women are rapped in mass. lencoos cannot preach us about peaceful means when oromo student are arrested killed without any due process. They cannot preach us about peaceful means when our farmers are evicted from their land and left to starve to death. They cannot preach us about peaceful mean when the enemy is intentionally disseminating communicable disease among oromos to commit silent genocide.

    They cannot hoodwink us into the shame of 1991. We all need to say no and hell no!!!

  24. Dhugabasi Lammi:

    February 8, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    Yaa warra Maree oromoo isiin Maree Oromoo utuu hin taanee Maree Itiyophattii. Leencoo Lattaa fi jaleewan isaa waggootii 40n dabraan karaan bilisummaa kan nubaasuu isumaa nutti harkaa qabnuu jedhaan ilmaan Oromoo ficcisiisaa erga turaan arraa immo bifbiroon dhihatanii ilmaan Oromoo ibiddatii naquuf qophawwaa jiruu. Yaa wara baddee isin warra maree utuu hin ta’iin warra baddee fi warra maqaa hin bekenee yoo habashaan isiniif goyyoome malee Oromoon isniif goyyoomuuf hin ta’uu. Kan nama dhibbii garuu kannee akka Leenccoo Baatii fi Hssan Husen baraa 2008 garee jijiraam jedhanii waraan Oromoo fii ilmaan Oromoo wal-nyaachisaa erga turaan booda arras kunoo ilmaan Oromoo wal-naaychsuuf reqichaa tofachaa jiruu. Yaa ilmaan Oromoo yoo dhuguumaa ni yaada taateef wari Maree Oromoo ifiin jedhan kuni diina Oromoo malee fira Oromoo akka isaan hin ta’iin beekii if eegandhuu. Akka jaleen issanii ganda keesaa deemanii bakka milli isaan ga’ee hunddaatti himatan “ammaan boodaa qabsoon hidhaannoo hin barbachisuu waantti Oromoof maluu biyyatii galee OPDO waliin hojjechuu qofa jedhuu” Yoo OPDO waliin hojjechuu fedhani dhaqanii harkaa kentanii itti makamuu malee waan biroo hoofuun maal barbaachisaa. Ilmaan Oromoo kan itti warregamaa turaan fi kan itti wareegamaa jiraan OPDO ta’uuf utuu hin taanee Oromo abba biyya gochuuf.

    Yoo Obbo Leencoo fii jaleewan isaa kanaan boodaa Oromoon isniif hin goyyoomuu galaa Habashaa ta’aa

  25. seeqee:

    February 8, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

    Dubbiin duraan badde kunis inni Ari;e akka malee hojjete. Innii ariames dafee murtii kana seenuun akka maleedha.
    Dhugaan jiru garuu Lafa jira Oromoon Dimokiratawaadhaa jedhee kan nu barsiise isaanuma kana. ammaa nammii umurii isaa achi irraatti lakkaawachaa jira. Leencoos ta’ee Daawudi warra wal ari’uufii ari’amu osoo hin taanee warra Aangoo dabarssanii humna harawwaatti kennaanii ofii akka gorsituutti taa’anii gorssaniidha.
    Haata’uu Lammaanuu daaraaf daakuudha. Oromoon garuu of hubachuu qaba.warra aangoof bololus beekuu qaba. wal arrabsuufii wal irratti duuluun garuu Bilisummaa hin fidu.

  26. Dhugabasi Lammi:

    February 8, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    Yaa Obbo ykn addee seeqee, dhiifama dhalaa fi dhiraa tu’uu kee hin beknee, waari QBO kanaa bakkan d’uu jedhamnii dhaaba ABO makmanii keesatuu barootii 20n dabran kana kani isaan hjjechaa jiraa QBO taakkuu tokko garaa fukduraattii deemsiisuun akkaataa ABOn itti dhabamu irratti hejechaa turani amsi taanan hojechaa jiruu. Mee atti yoo qophee taateef kijibaa ykn kjibduu dhaqii ilaalii. Yoo hikka isaa hin bekne malee Daawudi Ibsaa Ayaanaa leencca Oromoo kan qabsoo Oromoo lubuu isaa kenne malee dabtaraa akka jalleewan habashaa kan baraa MESON ijaraamee ijaramanii ganda keesa adeemee dabtarummaa lalabni mitii. Atti yaa Seeqee Oromoon wan jedhuu bektaa “Isaa ta’ee ilaaluuf Daakuun Boqqolloo Dinbillaa” jedhee. Anaaf Leencoo Lataa ergama Habashaa fi kannee Motummoota Dhihaatti, Daawudii Immoo nama umurii isaa guutuu QBO dabarsee if kenne hangaa ammaa jiraa issa itti dbarsaa jiruu malee nama akka kee fi akka wara maree Itiyophiyaa mitii. Seeqee mee dhaqii hangoo jetuu kanaa qabchuu yaali! Hoganumaan Qabsoo Bilisumaa golaa Biyyootii dhihaa keesatii namaaf hin rabsamu kana bari. Yoo hangoo fhudhachuu barbadee dhaqii duraa qabsa’ii.

  27. Tola:

    February 8, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

    This ill-disciplined woman must have migrated to Australia from a *** in Finfinne. She makes a lot of non nonsensical noise. Oromumma is first and foremost respect for our culture. Is she a product of guddifacha?

  28. The Oromian bateleur:

    February 9, 2013 @ 2:13 am

    First of all, Oromos do not want such an aggressive mental ill woman who is out of Oromos norm. The wrangling, fighting, insulting and disrespecting of the last many years are enough. It is such an aggressive and uncultured people who do not have the normal healthy nerves to sit down and discuss the Oromo problems. I am sure that this incompatible woman has jumped over the Oromo culture by vomiting out her private internal burning complex. Sorry for such people to live in the modernized and indutrinized world. They are internal enemy of Oromumma. But i believe that she will nerver be a part of any solution for Oromo problems than igniting the problems among the Oromos. Although millons of Oromos know the mistakes which have been done by Lenco & Co., they are watching the movement of ODF carefully and petiently. We Oromos respect and adore our mothers, sisters and daughters, that is our Oromo dear Oromo culture. But if an Oromo person be it male or female, undermines the way of our culture, the Oromos have zero tolerance for it.

  29. Filmataa:

    February 9, 2013 @ 2:21 am

    ODF = Oromo Defeatists Forum. We do not need to bother so much. This ODF is trying to say that “we the defeatists are still alive. ***.
    Long live the aspiration of the Oromoo Nation.
    Long live OLF.

  30. Natti hin bu'in yaa ballaa:

    February 9, 2013 @ 3:58 am

    @ Tola
    What the hell u r talking a such rubbish things like ur morning ***? Do u know about this young lady background?

  31. Dhukken sirraa kaasa:

    February 9, 2013 @ 4:27 am


    Yaa adde/ obboo Saani
    Maaf akkanumaan afaaniin dubbi waan ajaawaa akkanaa kana hagaa deemta adaraa?…kkkkkkkkkkkkk intalli bar duras osoo biyyaa hin ba’in nama jiru bayeessa jiraachaa turte. Yeroo baqannaa irras jiraachaa turte baqataa iyyuu nama gargaaraa turte malee akka amma ati gadi yaatu kana Nama karaa bulu ykn dhabinsaaf kan biyyaa baate miti akka keetti hannaan ollaa famsiiste.
    Dhaaba shane ati jattu kana ille intalli waan irraa beektu tokko ille hin qabdu.

  32. dhugaassaa baale:

    February 9, 2013 @ 5:02 am

    Ergamttuun shanee oromootta booreesitulle jijiiramnniin shane hin oluu xiiqeenaa shanee garsiissa kan maritt hin amane

  33. Gammachu:

    February 9, 2013 @ 5:16 am

    Yaa tuuta ODF,

    Maaliif Oromoonni (baqattootni) akkanatti isinitti roorrisuu? Gaafa OPDO biyya alaatti walgahii yaamte namoonni amma isin morman kun eessa turan? Maaliif hamma kana isin mormuun barbaachisee?
    Nama sammuun isaa waa hubatuuf deebiin gaaffii kanaa salphaa dha. ODFn bara 1992 booda waltajjii Oromoonni jalatti wal arguu danda’an. Kun akka badu babaadu. Murni shanee ABO jedhamu kun Oromoo jaaramu arguu hin fedhan.

    Warra ODF, shakkiin tokko malee karaan irra jirtan kan nu baasu ta’u hubadha. Hawaasa ijaaruu itti finiinsuu qabdu. Namoota tokkoo fi lama MEDIA irraa iyyitu ilaaluu hin qabdan.
    Manguddoo Leencoo Lataa nuuf jiraadhu!! Hinaaftuu fi Dabballoota irraa gurra kee cufadhu. Oromoo miliyoonatu si duubaan jira.

  34. dhugaassaa baale:

    February 9, 2013 @ 5:24 am

    Yaa hayootta teena hommaa mitti orommoogi jicha irraa kutta yoo abbartanid isinttuu hanggaagfaa wallalttuudhaa dhiissa taakkanna barannddaa teettee baalla affaan guuttaattee hadhaa ttee akkas godhii osso jetuu haatti abarttee biyya batte malle siyyaassafi biyyaa hinbbaanee beekka shaneen yoogalttee jimmaa siifi binaa deemmii borssi jedhen orommoo sehe issiin argoobba orommo keessa teettee boreesittuu beekka

  35. Gammachu:

    February 9, 2013 @ 5:24 am

    “Internal enemy”? are you sure these guys are “internal enemy” and “national disgrace”? Let me tell you this my brother- Daud Ibsa (your so called leader) is in fact the national disgrace. He is responsible for ALL this mess and I personally believe he is an agent for Shabiya. Shame on DAUD IBSAA AYYAANAA.

  36. Abaa Farda:

    February 9, 2013 @ 5:33 am

    These guys are both cone artists the world has ever known.Lencho Lata was a desserter who run away from his post of defending the Oromo people.He can ofcaurse run for his life but he did so many shameful things against his people. Now he is still running his mouth as though he can do a squat. If someone knows exactly what he did to our people, not a single Oromo can sit and speak with him except the opportunists and ignorants.

  37. Faajjjii:

    February 9, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    @ Fayyaaleessa
    Ati utu siyaasa beekte gariidha but the reallty is that u r ignorant of current oromo politics and gelobalization politics.
    you commented me to write in afaan oromoo
    Ani afaankoo irra darbee siyaasin gara inni itti deemu nama beekudha,ati garu siyaasa kararra (street talk politics) kana garaagarummaan keenyaa.
    I talk ,speak my mind ,ati garu u speak somebodies mind.
    Ani ODF hin deegeru garu duraas hin dhaabadhu sababiin isaa isaab oromoof baayye hin sodaachisan ,kan baayye sodaachisu TPLF fi G7 dha. so why the olf camp is in fear of the ODF? my message to u and people like minded is tha sell ut agenda to oromoo people and to the international community.
    And i believe in mult-part politics.if u know waht it means by mult-part politics.
    Ati kan yaaddu naminni yaada adda qabo jiraachu hin danda’uudha?
    Oromoo hundi walabuummaatti amanuu qaba jette yaadda?
    If so r u democratic person?
    sombaa namaatin hafuura hin baafatin.

  38. CaaltuuOromiyaa:

    February 9, 2013 @ 6:28 am

    @The Oromian bateleur, You’re just using culture as a justification of repression against women. Are you her personal physicians or how did you determine she is mentally ill? Being a neurologist is a job for smart people, but you definitely don’t sound like one from your comment.

  39. naafyaadi silaa:

    February 9, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    This guy Leenco Lata he need mental check he doesn’t know anything what so even. the only evidence we have he is the enemy of the oromo people from starting and to the end. I am just wondering the people those who behind him. Nama maraate namatu qabee ispitaala geessa yoo maraataan wajji heddummaate ispitaalli geessanilleen hin jiru ammoo saba balleesa

  40. naafyaadi silaa:

    February 9, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    Its very shameful !!!!!!!! Even the Oromo woman understand these guys doing something is very shameful; Oromoon waan jettu yaa rabbi galgalaan gaaddisa Salphinaa nun dhaabin jedhan. Also humiliated the feeling of the oromo woman and Leencoo Lata he is the one who destroy the Oromo people even before the Meles dead he trying to promise to dismantle the oromo struggle and handed to him before anything happened like 1992 .

  41. dhugaassaa baale:

    February 9, 2013 @ 7:17 am

    Shaneefii qcaan arbsiisuumii ajeesiisuu muxamoo dheerraa qabuu waan warraana zoonnii kibbaa kibbaa irraatti hojaataniiffii ijoollee lennjii koriyya qabaan tan 2005 tigroota jallaa issaanitti deessa maall akka godhaan nibeeku issaan keessa tokko awstraaliyya gessanii jiruu innii walgahii sankkeessa hunddayyu hin taajaba jedhee amna issaan achiirraa haafan shanee gaafadhaa

  42. dhugaassaa baale:

    February 9, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    Wahaanyaatuu malttu nugahee jarri takkummaa hangoo jaalatti

  43. Ballaxaaa:

    February 9, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    We all oromos living in the civilized world some how have an exposure to what democracy is ,at least have got the chance to observe if not t understand , the value of democracy and the whole political process, what human right particularly freedom of expression is .
    Don’t you think that Lencho Lata as any human being has the right to express his view? establish his political party? organize people under his views? do you think you can stop him? who said OLF( of course still there are a lot of factions and OLF’s) is the only option and political party for the oromo people? did this line of thought brought change for the oromo people?
    For me the the failure of oromo people’s struggle is not because of the the strength of the the TPLF rather it is because of the weakness ,the poor strategy and tactics that is employed by the OLF. OLF slept for the last 40 years and again continuing to follow a similar pattern speaking the same language of decolonization of 1960’s when currently the whole world think that process is over.politics is not a religion it requires flexibility and being very pragmatic. TPLF started struggle with anti colonial agenda and communist ideology . we all understand how many times they modified their agenda and how flexible they were particularly their leaders.
    For me the number one solution of the oromo people is to allow all the factions to express their views freely, respect each other , debate democratically in a very civilized way and finally to come to some sort of consensus if possible and if not to recognize the differences and work together on the common agenda. Always avoid emotions, be pragmatic and flexible with the context !

  44. gamachuu:

    February 9, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Thank you obbo Tola. If we don’t know the background of any body or any things , we will commit a sucide supporting such a lady. Plse seening is believing.

  45. Fuliyyee:

    February 9, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Jarrii WMO of jedhu kun warra shanee kufiisee angoo bosonaa fudhachuuf ofitti kaakatee kan ka’ee yoo ta’u shaneen ammoo ofirraa ittisuuf warra wal itti kakate dha malee qabsoo oromof miti. keessummahu Luuccuu fi Diimaan gartuu isaanii waggaa 20f ijaarrachaa turani kuno har’a of abdannoo arganne jedhani as bahan. warri “galtuufaan” maridhuma lencoon dhokssattii mariisisaa ture sana fudhatani leencoo dursani hoogana ta’uuf jedhani osoo dafani labsachuu baatan gaaga’amni jabaan QB oromo mudachuun waanuma hin oollee ture. Garuu dhiigni fi irbuun oromo waan yaada irraa karaa itti isaan hanbise. Amalee karumatti haca’anii hafuuf jiraatu. kanaafuu yaa oromo, isaan wal irratii qabsaa’uuf wa itti kakachuu isaanif angoo dhaf qabsaa’uu isaani hin dagatiina. Bilisummaan oromo isaanif 4ffa-5ffa dha. oromon kana hin hubanne ammoo dhuguma oromoof kan tolu sehe isaaniif(luuccuu faa) jala kaatee, humna ta’ee qabsicha itti gufu u ta’a.

  46. soretti:

    February 9, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Shaneen Hoojji hin feetuu namaa hojjeetuus hin barbbaadu kanaaf waan akkasii kun yoo akka injjifanooti illaaluu ta´ee qaannii guddaa ayiii shanee kufaatti issa dhummaa kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  47. Hawwinee Barii:

    February 9, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    DF or Oromo Defeatist Forum, Waltajjii Maree Oromoo ykn Waltajjii Maaree Oromo this has always been is the fate of coward Oromos who always want to wallow in dirty and filthy Ethiopian empire***.

  48. gamachuu:

    February 9, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    Obbo Daannoo wan issin jeettan nu gaalla hinjiru irraa nu deebittu laata.


  49. Truth:

    February 9, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    Lenco Leta himself said once on VOA Amharic service “I will show them (OLF) who I am …”. What does this mean? It means he is working for destroying them. Lenco and his company has no vision for Oromia other than attempting to destroy OLF.

  50. Tola:

    February 9, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    @Natti hin bu’in yaa ballaa

    I don’t need to know the background of the lady in the video. What the juvenile lady said and done is a testament to her background. What I dislike is the misuse of Oromumma to advance personal character or gain. This particular woman is spreading an abominable and unruly behavior that is unoromo! Leenco might be wrong, but he is advancing his view in a disciplined manner. Those who oppose him should also do accordingly. We have no place for hooliganism in Oromo culture and that is why I reacted to her cacophony.

  51. Abaa Farda:

    February 9, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

    This is for my dear honorable brothers and sisters who are advocate of globalization. It does not mean a thing or help the case of the Ormo people who are under the yoke of slavery until even the dooms day.Its economic side is to unite the big powers and the dictators of the third world like those of Ethiopia to exploit the helpless people like the Oromos. On the political side it does the same thing. Please give this advice to the people of the middle East and north Africa at this moment they will literary lough at you because they are determined to fight for their enalienable rights which globalization did nothing for them except tighten the grips of their dictators on them.By the way fighting and struggling for your freedom does not end with the Oromos, it started when humans were created and will end at dooms day.

  52. Boona:

    February 9, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    We are a people at war with the occupiers (the TPLF, its apologists and opportunists allied with the TPLF). Meles has told us that all Oromos are guilty by association with the OLF. Whether we like it or not we are all OLF. No government has ever gone as far as labeling the whole nation terrorists just because there is a liberation front with the name of the ethnic group. It was not done against Eritreans or Tigreans. Leenco Lata led the OLF for a long period of time through all its ups and downs. The sad part of his leadership was that he never had any tactical and strategic visions for the struggle the Oromo people would be subjected to. The enemies of the Oromo people rejoice today at the “defeat” of the OLF under the leadership of Leenco. Interestingly though we are rising from the ashes Leenco Letta led the OLF. He is not happy about it and he is trying to hoodwink the gullible Oromos for yet another surrender. It is the responsiblity of the diaspora Oromos to cut his wishes into pieces and throw back at him. We should not allow him to use the age-old tradition of Gadaa to advance his own personal agenda. I admire the lady who has challenged this guy. We need more of her through out the world. He has to be shamed. Oromo tradition does not have a place for traitors.

  53. Ballaxaaa:

    February 9, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

    Obbo Tolaa,

  54. CaaltuuOromiyaa:

    February 9, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

    When we comment, please let’s capitalize the first letter in Oromo. It is Oromo with a capital “O” because it is a people’s name. Same thing in Afaan Oromoo, spell the word as “Oromoo”, not ‘oromoo’), otherwise would you please consider going back to elementary school to learn some basics? It is outrageous how many people who claim to be Oromo can’t even spell in their own language, Afaan Oromoo. Literacy problem! Errors open up spreading inaccuracy whether it is linguistic or numerical errors. Remember, even computers don’t give you any results if you search with inaccurate information. Teaching people Afaan Oromoo and other languages should be the responsibility of Oromo community organizations in diasporas. But, we have to first care enough to learn our language or to interact publicly, without name calling and angry outburst.

    We can agree or disagree with civility and politeness. Follow the link for “Expressions for Agreeing and Disagreeing”
    Many of us are polite with others in the Diasporas, why can’t we be polite and respectful with each other even when the issues are very intensely controversial or explosive??? Faceless anonymity and random names have played a great role in eroding our culture of civility. Perhaps, Oromo media like may want to do something in verifying names and letting only people with real names comment. It is hard to see who is talking and why? We have to be careful not to make things worse than they actually are. Thank you everyone! Nagaan oolaa! I love you all!

  55. jiru:

    February 9, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

    The lady is an embarrassment for Oromos. She lacks complete civility. She thought she was doing something great for oromos. Qabaa nadhiisaa kan jettu. Amala nama sammuu jedhee waan takka hinqabnee…isiin fakkeenya gaariidha. Her ignorance and indiscipline took her to moral abyss. Yoo dubbattee barreesitee waa godhuu kan dandeessuu, marii biroo ijaartee gadi bayuu nidandeessi. Akkas akka sare dutuun dukkanti hamaan intala san liqimsuun alatti waan takka hinagarsiisu. This is not big issue to be picked by is also a barking dog with lost vision and direction. Oromiyaa wolaba, loluu jecha jedhuun alatti takka ummanni kun kan waa godhan hinagarre.guyyaa takka AK-47 hikanii hinhiine. Ufumaafuu hinqaaneffatanii…odeessituun akkanaa waan lolaa fi wolabummaa haasayuuf? Gadhee fi gantuun isa waan danda’u godhuuf carraaqu osoo hintaane…isa waggaa 30 booda isin wolaboomsina jedhaa har’a ummata biyyaa akka dukana keessatti kan hanbisuudha.

  56. jiru:

    February 9, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    Yoo ABOn dhabamee,diigamee ummanni oromoo kan jiraatuu…waan caalus argatuu. LET OLF GO TO HELL with all it’s leaders and some stone headed members!!!
    who knows, right now perhaps our biggest obstacle to freedom could be the same organization.

  57. jimy:

    February 9, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    How in the earth some body who knows good & bad trust former olf charman
    Ato lenco leta . some body tell him we allready had opdo. dont be another one.
    Ato l enco you better work to build yur credit toward oromian not againast oromian.

  58. The Oromian bateleur:

    February 9, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    Caaltuu Oromiyaa,

    as you have said, i am not agaist women because i am not Talibanist, but i am talking the concrete truth on the ground. I am talking about this individual woman but why you are deorbited and generalized the case of this out of control woman? If you are not blinded to see what she has done among the Oromos. As you have said, i am not her physician, but i am an Oromo who cannot tolerate those who cannot believe in discussion and brotherly talking. Such people must be ruled and governed by Australian law rather than by bush law. Any wild and uncultivated character in Oromo society must be tamed and live according to our ethics.

  59. Bakalcha:

    February 10, 2013 @ 12:11 am

    “If someone has something bad to say about you it’s probably because they don’t have anything good to say about themselves”
    I am not sure what you guys want to be if you don’t comprehend what is going all over the world please shut up your mouth and let the others do their work, otherwise come out and tell us the better for Oromo. I have never seen people jealous like ours. It doesn’t give sense crying for centuries, denouncing your people and working obviously for enemy is ridiculousness.

  60. Ballaxaaa:

    February 10, 2013 @ 4:11 am

    “Do not try to avoid your opponents instead fight their ideas in a civilized manner. No took contract of oromo struggle. Every single oromo has a right to form any oromoo organization. Please please grow up, be mature!”
    Thank you Shurubbe!!

  61. truth for oromo people:

    February 10, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    first off all the laddie has right to ask question but she has to follow the audice rule and respect people she ask the question her self as well she made it personal iits polotical discution not shango or afosha.
    to other oromos all oromos have right organize any polotical party its up to oromo peolple to vote for the best

  62. Abaa Farda:

    February 10, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    Ladies and gentlemen please leave the honorable lady alone, she was simply trying to chase away traitors out of the room. She was doing it the only way she knows how. She is great and let us have some more of her kind whose hearts are burninig for their people, who are really restless about our cause.She was etremelly energizing. By the way where were the men?

  63. Dasso:

    February 10, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    “In a democracy, every citizen has certain basic rights that no one cannot take away from them. These rights are internationally recognized and guaranteed. Everyone has the right to have their own beliefs, including their religious beliefs, and to say and write what they think. Everyone has the right to seek different sources of information and ideas. Everyone has the right to associate with other people, and to form and join organizations of their own choice, including trade unions. Everyone has the right to assemble and to protest government actions. However, citizens have an obligation to exercise these rights peacefully, with respect for the law and for the rights of others”. I think Mr.Lencho Late has the right to form and join organization of his choice.

  64. Baarii:

    February 10, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    Please Boona, your morale already dead by TPLF regime oppressed policy and you are the vicitm of that. Countinue your struggle peacefully and armed one if you can.The struggle always a chain reaction and never stopped. I think so you are free to cope with any form of struggle, it is your choice.

    Thank you.

  65. Hawwinee Barii:

    February 10, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    Oromo should not put cart before the horse. Every thing must be geared toward attaining our independence and any thing contrary to this must be considered a treason and any view contrary to this must be blacked out. This ODF or Oromo defeatist Forum is a traitor that should be blacked out totally.

  66. The Oromian bateleur:

    February 10, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    Abbaa Fardaa,

    you have said that this lady is restless for her people, if she is really so why doesn’t she take up arms and go to the Oromian bush to fight than leading the easy and lazy life in Australia. Brother Oromtichaa, i can tell you frankly that the Oromo people are tired of such problem mongering people. The Oromos need to come together and hammer out the way of solving their problems in civilized manner.

  67. Waqjiraa Gudataa:

    February 10, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    The already shaky ODF badily burried in great Melbourne by the Oromiyaan heros,
    To see such kind of humilation on ours is not our national interest and no the desire for any Oromo against ours, but the Oromo struggle and the Oromo nation being provoked by our internal opportunists-the trojan horses in Oromo struggle and hence Obbo Leencoo-Dimaa hidden agenda got the message how the Oromo nation uprising against them in impressive manner Gahe is Gahe. When the ODF policy makers know as a trustless in Oromo society, they have to pretend still at least they can divide us as promised to their investors. ODF is created by foreign enemy since from 1993 by surrendering to the TPLF not only by encircling the OLA,but with promise to destroy the OLF. Indeed,they tried to block our Tokkummaa by creating inexistence conflict by the name of Mangudoota Oromoo which the Oromo nation never forgive them ever. If Sebihat Nega or Gebiru Asirat reacted in a such way how the Tigreans react?, yes the difference is that they are a determined nationalist standing for their nation while Leencoo and Dimaa are a simply trader by their nation name as the Gobbana of 21st century. Therefore as our national respect, love and trust towards our one-time the father of our movement dramatically evaporated we Must peacefully fight the ODF as the external enemy for the sake of our national security. Said that still my heart cries for losing our Fayyis Oromia who used to his pen speaks for the cause of his nation tirelessly and today who seems one of the ODF policy makers. For sure our Fayyis Oromia who knows our national pain and sentiment more than any others seems to me who never sell his nation to the enemy and the time to rethink and join the train of our national journey to Finfinnee.
    Concerning to our fabulous young Oromo lady who silenced the ODF and spoke the voice of the Oromo majority deserves to be an hero, really an Oromo hero who opened the new model of protesting in Oromo’s of Gadaa cultural value in challenging a controversial policy peacefully in a different approach than the westerners who throw a rotten egg or a throwing shoes by Arabs against their invaders aka an Arab journalist who throw a shoes against George Bush became the most popular figure in Arab world with millions $ awards. Our young sister took a very civilised approach to challenge the most controversial reality by the Oromo name, except the ODF all Oromos are proud by our lady where our mind and heart is what she was saying is our voice. She should have been rewarded as a hero who will remembered and eventually rewarded one day Oromo nation who defended the Oromo national interest in a civilised manner.
    Weldone our hero, God bless you!!

  68. Fayyaaleessa:

    February 10, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    Obbo gamachuu,

    Obbo gamachuu, ati rakkinna lama qabda. Tokko maqama keetuu qajeelatti barreeffachuu hin dandeetu. Kanaaf, seera qubee baruu si barbaachisa. Maqaan kee akkanatti barreeffamuu qaba: Gammachuu.

    Lammaffoo, Afaan Oromoo baruu si barbaachisa. Hin beektu. Wanti ati jette namaa hin galu. Kan gara biraa wayyee siyaasaa baruu si feesisa. Namootni ODF hordofu maxxannoota Habashaa ti. Maxxannootni dhabamuu achi hiree gara biroo hin qabdu. Ati akka maxxannee taate namuu ni hubata. Wan Obbo Daannoon jedhee barreese wanti hubatuu dandeetu natti hin bakkaatu.

  69. Jote Boru:

    February 10, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

    To those who oppose ODF and the arrogant woman -whether you like it or not ODF’s vission will be the winner.

  70. Filmataa:

    February 10, 2013 @ 11:46 pm

    Attoo Dasso,
    I do not believe you have the whole facts. It is much much better to know the entire realities before trying to preach about the fundamentals of Democracy. By the way, just at the information level, Oromoo Nation started practicing Democracy before the discovery of America, and when Europe was suffering from all sorts of shortages, including potatoes as a diet.Therefore, it is my advice for you that you finish your home work first before lecturing democracy to the public forum.

  71. Naaf yaadi:

    February 11, 2013 @ 5:26 am

    I believe that woman she have right to ask a question, these guys when someone asked the right question they never answering any questions in proper way ,its their behavior due over so long , the reason was always they are lies they never told the trues to the Oromo people the last 35 years. For those saying the that woman is arrogant its so wrong in our society to comment in publicly about the Oromo woman, please be behave yourself for your political purpose the lady is the mother of Oromo son. Its ruthless words.
    Even thought everyone has the right for his fundamental view, however the LE E N C O O L A T A has no vision for his entire life except he doing frequent step forward to destroying the Oromo accountability leadership. Now he is too old and expired agenda he has no privilege in Oromo society as a leader he is a loser envision and he is not accountable to lead the Oromo struggle.

  72. Ebisa:

    February 11, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    Guys, we can not make our way right by critizing someone, we make our way right by understanding each other. If we understand each other base on our differet approach to the same vision, it is very easiy to go togther. starting from last century, till now, our struggle is with each other. Now a day, every one of us are confused because of the confusion exist within the oromoo plotician. Please Guys , let listen anyone, and decide the issue based up on
    the way which move us forward. Because, if we connect today with yestarday we will forget tomorrow.please, Guys let learn form the past, let we do our best today and let we have good hope for tomorrow.
    Our stength is depend up on how much we move with different idea to the same goal. but if we think,why we all have the same idea for the same vision, this may be against the nature of reality exist in this planet. But we should so smart to negotiat our difference to move forward.

  73. Truth:

    February 11, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    @Jote Boru

    ODF’s vision is not a new kind of Oromo political vision. Many Oromos have tried that kind of political struggle. But had tragic end. We have to learn from those failures. As examples it is enough to see what is happening to Dr Merera’s ONC and Haile Fida’s MEISON. By its nature Oromoo political struggle demands an aggressive approach against the enemy. Habeshas do not understand negotiation unless ithe outcome is in their favor.

  74. Gadaddoo:

    February 12, 2013 @ 2:56 am

    The meeting at Melbourne, Australia with communty was not the first time. When ABO launched in 1997, it was very hard time for represetative of OLF even to answer the questions. After many years, when OLF came with the idea of Alliance Force for Democracy (AFD) happened the same things. In recent time ODF comes with new vision, was not many openents as before. The vast majorities of the communities endorsed the vision. The truth was the Ethiopienst and reactionary elements in Oromo community at the end of the meeting tried to make this fabrication youtube video message for our enemies as Oromo organizations were not agreed on freedom to an independent Oromia. The road is clear we have to get our freedom first and then through referedum, the Oromo nation will decide their future destination. The main things we learned from the past, we struggle with our recent situations and make clear road to unity and future understanding within Oromo organizations and the other organizations relevant to us.

    Thank you.

  75. Abaa Farda:

    February 12, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    My dear brother Oromian Beteleur.
    Thanks for your comment. There is nothing we are going to hammer out than to send back our leaders who run away from Oromian field to go back to lead the people to fight for their independence than to live the life you are sayng the lady is living, if you think it is a good life, in foriegn land.The lady you are talking about and yourself and myself will follow them.Dont you?They carry the name of leadership and stay with us as refugees, that is shame.They have to give the name to some people who are ready to do the job. Even that lady could perhaps do a better job if she gets the name, at least if she cannot she will honorably give the name to some one who can do the job than run away shamefully.

  76. Hawwinee Barii:

    February 12, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    Your name and your comment much very well. You are Gadaddoo and you comment is also Gadaddoo.

  77. Gadheef bakka hin laadhu:

    February 14, 2013 @ 12:29 am

    The Oromian bateleur, u r real watermelon head. u reckon someone gives a heck for ur nonsense comment? Rubbish……

  78. Abaa Farda:

    February 15, 2013 @ 5:22 am

    Dear “Oromo needs a brave leaders not cowards.” Threr is a lot of truth in what you are saying. They all sarvived and still kicking because many people among us who are opportunists and ignorants are supporting them in whatever they do and where ever they go, even if they run away from their posts to become refugees in foreign lands.Let me quote for you what one brave man said when he lammented when his struggle for freedom faced hardship because of some trators and oppurtunists among his people.
    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive traitors from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of conventions itself. He organizes and invites people to conventions and appears a nationalist of the nationalists. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of his people, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of his own organization, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague. “Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his people’s ruin?; while he could have indeed march them and fight, to death or on to victory for freedom of his people, declaring that Our might is right, no enemy shall prevail; Our hearts are steeled against the fiery gates of hell; No shot or shell can still our mighty soul.” We will be free but freedom is not free, together, only togethr in unison can we be free.

  79. The Oromian bateleur:

    February 16, 2013 @ 1:13 am

    Mr. Gadheef bakka hin laadhu,

    if you think that other people’s comments are rubbish and nonsense, can you represent your best idea for Oromo people ? Any way, i am not going to argue on what is the best and bad. Only i am standing for respect and our traditional ethics. The one who does not respect the individual does not respect the Oromo society. I believe, aggressiveness, frustration, holding grudge, frickle and naughty will not take us anywhere than benefiting the foes. We have seen it for last many years.

  80. mudira:

    March 8, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    she have every right to speak her mind and ask any question she want. they should be answering her question truthfully.