The Audacity and Lost Battles of Martin Plaut

Martin Plaut once again caught with his pants down at a presentation organized by Baroness Glenys Kinnock
Nothing to do with democracy or human rights in Eritrea. Martin Plaut, the notorious anti-Eritrean fake news peddler and certified liar, once again caught with his pants down at a presentation organized by Baroness Glenys Kinnock at the UK House of Lords.

BY MUSSIE KIFLOM | SERAWR.COM

In recent years, I have attended many Eritrea-bashing events that are presented by Martine Plaut and his associates. Two days ago, I made my way to the House of Lords to attend an event that was advertised as

“to explore:

Why Africans continue to seek routes into Europe … Why the EU has failed to agree a common policy on migration. The impact of detention centres of migrants, particularly women and children … What alternatives EU strategy for dealing with migration flows from North African would look like.”

But when you read the speakers names written as Martin Plaut and Selam Kidane, as ”the researchers”, you know that they have no topic to explore except to tarnishing the image of Eritrea and emotional blackmailing of those who seek to establish better relations with Eritrea.



I am not going to bore you with the details of their presentation, as it is the same old and tired staff that was manufactured and repeated over and over.

It was interesting to see their reaction when they were faced with views that challenged their presentation.

Martine Plaut is a very smart and experienced person in particular in the art of propaganda and deception. He knows well he is fighting a lost battle as he recently noted saying … “every one is queuing up to form a better relations with Eritrea“.

However smart he may be, he has simply lost it. When challenged, instead of dealing with the issues, he was making personal attacks. I informed his target audience that they should not expect anything objective from a man who has made his mind up writing a book in which he decided and crowned Eritrea as “Africa’s most repressive state in its title. One of the audience asked him if this was true. He confirmed it was true by showing the book to every one.

The audacity of Martin Plaut was questioning back my motive to attend his events. He said that I had attended several of his events and that I must be getting paid by the Eritrean government.

I can understand from his perspective and culture they do not do anything for free. He has made a living out of Eritrea, as advisor to foreign officials of UK and the USA, and as a strategists for regime change agenda in Eritrea. But his attitude that he can arrange so many events to talk about my own country as he likes, and yet question my attendance, shows his level of arrogance and partly the extreme level of frustration he feels.

Selam Kidane was happy enough to repeat her usual staff, but when I asked her to give the audience information about her background history, the host tried to defend her that her history was irrelevant.

I expressed my agreement on points she made about how we achieved our independence, but her father was a top Ethiopian military official who was part of the regime that killed so many Eritrean lives.

I pointed it out to her that when the breasts of our mothers were being knifed, she was being fed with silver spoon of the Ethiopian regime.

She defended herself saying that her father returned back to Eritrea after independence and that the Eritrean government does nothing to him, which I pointed out, was a great contradiction to her other claims.



Selam was shaken as she realized the audience were surprised by this innocent looking woman, who portrayed herself as Mother Theresa, was not so innocent after all.

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Baroness Glenys Kinnock [the other Susan Rice from UK], the wife of former leader of labour party, Neil Kinnock, facilitated the event. This was the same person, who was heavily involved in preventing Professor Asmerom Legesse from presenting the “Other narrative of Eritrea” that challenged the report of human rights enquiry on Eritrea. They preach so much about democracy, yet they ensure different ideas and views are silenced in places and moments that matter.

Martin and his friends failed in their objective to mislead their target audience. The audience were able to see that this event was not organized to explore the topics outlined, but it was a one-sided campaign to advance a particular agenda. The audience also got the opportunity to hear different views and challenging questions by Eritrean patriots.

Martin Plaut also let himself down by giving the game away. He could not control his frustration and anger, when he was challenged.

  • B.Adal

    Dear Mussie Kiflom,
    You’re simply Awesome.
    Thanks.

  • cane libero

    Mussie Kiflom just i love you..you make me feel happy this moment reading your witness..”ade welida temken”. Jeg na.

  • cane libero

    Message to miss. Martin Plague. If you know Eritreans won against all odds the longest war for independence in Afrika, you should be naive to believe you could win with your deceptive words or writings..just to mention an arab proverb that suits to your case: “ma tequl ana shater, fi zol ashter mennek” strait translation: don’t say i’m smart, there are people smarter than you. in Our case: Eritreans, the true one..as you and me know some pretend to be..thank you..i’m not an english speaker, but i can assure you, if you’ll be lecturing in part where i live, be sure you’ll be challenged as well.

  • Raee

    Kudos to you Mussie Kiflom! Because of you and thousands patriotic Eritrean like you Eritrea is always secure. ቅድሚ ኹሉ ኤርትራ ትሃሉ!! at all times.

  • One Observer

    Mussie, excellent work! The key here is you beat them to the punch by telling your story first. Now we know what happen in that meeting. In a few days, we will see several reports from them… but we now know what happened. This is how to fight lies. Thanks again

  • Yos Dom

    ALL proudly patriotic Eritreans, including those we live in the Diaspora salute your (Mussie Kiflom) courage and efforts in exposing the lies and misrepresentations on motherland Eritrea in this particular event.

    The mentality of the wrong-born, gutless immoral quislings and wannabe Eritreans is sickening. How can one associate with burglars of one’s own home (Eritrea) even if for some reason one doesn’t like one’s home? All the burglars (adversaries of Eritrea) care about is the valuables of your own home. What about you; what are you left with? And what would be your legacy? Man is mortal; but there is a difference between dying for purpose and dying like a coward.

  • wedinakfa

    It is good to learn that Baroness Kinnock is awake and not dozing off or did she doze off in the middle of it? just needing more info on the customs of House of Lords sleeping pattern!!!

    As for the apartheid left over, it is better to forget him, he has lost it; as the saying goes “don’t slay the wicked as the wicked will perish by itself” so no more of him;and our Trauma specialist in uganda(not in UK) Selam is still half dead, it is amazing though this girl forgets her father’s brutal conduct part and parcel of Mengistu the bloodthirsty dictator, he was/is the right hand man, like Goering, Hitler’s right hand man, if she has a bone of honesty in her soul, let her dad, Colonel kidane (dergues decorated war hero) and HE president Isaias decorated war hero to liberate Eritrea go to hague!!!

    I say -she better treat those people who were brutalised by her dad.

    simon thanks.

    • L.T

      Col Kidane Gebregzabher is from Wello Desse bro:-)

      • Alem Mehari

        Yes bro, she is a left over of the wicked Derg regime and she is not an Eritrean. She better get acquainted with her little Kilil mamma Tigray. As for the residual of the racist regime, he knows he is loosing big and he will be at the receiving end sooner than later. He is a pathological lier who has been caught red handed many times
        Mussie bravo you make my day.

      • wedinakfa

        Could not careless where he is from, he could be from Timbuktu or champion of the past Apartheid south Africa however, if he could tell his daughter that his crimes against Eritreans was despicable and she should work to exonerate her parents past crimes and most of all to tell the truth never mind paying back, Eritrea has forgiven hims and Eritrea gets to be defamed by this stupid woman called Selam the devil.

  • L.T

    I do not know if you’re Mussie Kiflom from sweden wedi Kiflom no matter if you’re there or here when I read it today right now at work I’ll be happy and my day will be fantastic,they’re as you said already they’re nothing in front of Eritrea.Tack Mussie!

  • Merha Aron

    We are in every corner to to cover them with shame those narrative individual adds ,Martin plaut and is junta is going to fail into their halls that they dig.Thank you Mr Mussie Kiflom for you make is to be proud .

  • B.T.Tewelde

    Thanks Mussie…The only thing I can say to Martine Plaut is that “HONESTY IS A VERY EXPENSIVE GIFT, ERITREANS NEVER EXPECT IT FROM CHEAP PEOPLE “…& Eritrea is not for sale…

  • Aoura

    Today, I’m not trying to comment about the slave(selam kidane) and the slave master (martin plout), because report blunders, mercenaries, liars tend to have short lifespan. This kind of people, they briefly flourish and then they disappear with shame.
    My main focus is for those who challenged the Liars from sharing their fake stories and revealing their true color in front of the drip-fed (swallow as is) House of the Lords.
    Mr. Mussie Kiflom simply valued fact over evil act deception, distortion and misinformation again and brought truth to surface and challenge those who peddle untruth and hold them accountable with humiliation (discredit) embarrassment.
    National Duty at its Best!
    Thank You.

    • Nebelbal

      ~
      ዋዕሮ Aoura ብሱራ።

      ኣየ ኣጠማምራ ኣየ አወዳድቓ ዘረባ’ወ! – – – ኣብ ልዕሊ’ዚ ዘልክዩ ንምም ̂ላእ፣ ክንድምታይ መሐርበቲ ምዃኑ ዝግንዘቡ ክንደይ ከይዀኑ፤ ነቶም ካብ እልፊ ዘይንውሕድ፣ ነታ ኣብ ልብና እንከላስ ሰኣን ክእለት ንዕበስ – – – ኤርትራዊ ንፋስ ኒሒ ፈይ ኣቢልኪ መቸን፣ ንቐዳመ- ሰንበትና ብተወሳኺ ጥዑም ኣየር ክነስተንፍስ ኣብቂዕክና ከምዘለኺ እምስክር’ነኹ።

      እሞ፣
      ምስ’ቲ ቀንዲ ተዋሳኢን ኣውሳኢን ብጻይ Mussie Kiflom ሓፍ ዘይብል ምስጋናይ’ውን ይብጽሕኩም።
      ~

      • Aoura

        Given there is not much effort (thinking) involved in commenting about Liars and Mercenaries, I’m glad you dig it. We don’t want end up caught in a never-ending circle of thank-yous. But’ Brother/Sister, when it comes to commenting and responding to an article (be a comment or suggestion) there is no such a comparison to your sophisticated and well structured Tigrina ideas.
        Happy 30th Round SAWA Military (MAMOS) Graduation.

  • Eritrea

    Well done bother! This is the writing and hard work i would love to see. TN, put this article in bold.

    • Eritrea

      It’s Erena by the way.

  • Michael

    Mose,
    You are such a wonderful citizen who made me proud and happy more than I can say. All the ‘tequamerti’ are lost. What is left is to hunt them and shut their mouth and buried wherever they go. And that is what you are doing. Good job and keep it up.

  • Lalmba

    Never mind that this white trash, left over from the South African Bores, lies through his teeth and loves to tarnish our Eritrea and its government, never mind that this bloody fool is an outright apologist to the criminals that are ruling Ethiopia, never mind that this blood thirsty vagabond is paid by our enemies to do their dirty work, my question is does the witch with whom he was presenting the case and himself understand that their opinion about our beloved country does not matter? The people of Eritrea do not get deterred by the evil eyes of their enemies, NEVER! They just keep on marching forward to achieve, not anybody’s goals and perceptions, but theirs and theirs alone. And that is what counts and, at the end of the day, that matters! Thanks bother Mussie for exposing the hired liar and his surrogate(s), whether they claim to be Eritrean or not!

  • HIDROM

    Dear Mussie Kiflom, thank for defending your country and people with such a wisdom and sofistication.

    Do not worry, it will not be long before you and I see Martin Plaut heads to his retirement home in the ghettos of London. just like Dan Connel in the streets of Boston.

    We have such fools dropping by only to see them dropping like :”HAMEMA MESKEREM”. This fool does not seem to know “time” is with the Eritreans and they were there, they are there and they shall be there defending the Halal Meriet. One is for certain it will not be long before we see people like Martin Plaut and Don Connel begging in the streets.

    With Eritreans ready to defend Eritrea, there can only be one Eritrea marching to Promised Land

  • Dehando?

    Losers like Martin Plaut should be totally ignored. You should never give this Zionist a platform.
    The Eritrean people are highly politically matured. That is why all the efforts of these parrots
    are falling on deaf ears.
    Simply put, the Eritrean people to man are saying if the wife and husband you have is causing you
    problems, what guarantee do you have that divorcing who you have will bring you a better husband
    or wife.

  • Ebay-Asmara

    Martin should know by now- for Eritreans- struggling unpaid and even unseen and unknown, is normal. We don’t need to get paid, to put you against the wall, with relevant questions you can’t answer. That you are paid, either by the weyane or something else, is obvious though.

    Your book, is not proof of anything. Stop insulting people’s intelligence. This just proves, how bankrupt your views on Eritrea are.

    Selam Kidane, is merely continuing, what her father started. People like her and pilot Bezabeh Petros, do not learn from the generosity of the Eritrean people. Bezabeh was forgiven and released, yet came back to bomb Eritrea. Your father was firgiven too and as you yourself said, could come back to Eritrea and was unharmed. You, like Bezabeh Petros, see this generosity as weakness and so you come back to hurt us again. But like Bezabeh was caught again and failed in his mission, you will too.

    • Hagerawi Fikri

      I apprecaite you Mr Mussie Kiflom that you have challanged courageously and injected them,these jackals and day time wolves with high dosis of tranquilizer ,Eritrea is very happy to have you,just keep it up wedi erey jigna .God bless Eritrea and Eritreans.

  • Hagerawi Fikri

    I appreciate you Mr Mussie Kiflom that you have challanged courageously and injected them these jackals and day time wolves with high dosis of tranquilizer ,i am very happy to have you,just keep it up wedi erey jigna .God bless Eritrea and Eritreans

  • Hagerawi Fikri

    I apprecaite you Mr Mussie Kiflom that you have challanged courageously and injected them,these jackals and day time wolves with high dosis of tranquilizer ,Eritrea is very happy to have you,just keep it up wedi erey jigna .God bless Eritrea and Eritreans.