Robel Phillipos August 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm Blink is a perfect blend of common sense and examples with a hint of personal experiences. It explains the small decisions we make on the spot with simple vocabulary which allows readers to focus on the idea the book exudes instead of trying to understand what the vocabulary mean. The overall idea can be compared to any type of lifestyle and can be read anytime. Blink also questions our everyday lives and shows how these small surges of knowledge powered through these blink of an eye decisions make just as important of an impact as our more thought out ideas. Log in to Reply
Robel Phillipos August 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm Gladwell is an unbiased author but he still unwillingly exudes the same cliché fairytales that whites are superior to blacks. It seems that even though the idea of equality is spread it doesn’t reach our inner most thoughts. Maybe when our idea of equality grows from the teenage years to adulthood then maybe we will not be slaves to our subconscious.Gladwell shoes that even the nicest of all people has a dark side in their subconscious; it’s just a matter of how much control we have over this “dark side”. This could instead mean that our subconscious is the most honest part of our minds. Most people have prejudices but do not speak of them because it morally wrong. But to have them in your mind means that there will always be a possibility that those ideas that are trapped in the labyrinth that is the human brain could escape to the outside world and those ideas could be perceived as disturbing. Log in to Reply
Eritrean Liberation Front 12/12/2006 The Eritrean Liberation Front is a splinter of the Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement. It was formed by Islamic students in Cairo, Egypt in July 1960. The primary objective of these Muslims was to force Ethiopia to abandon Eritrea so that they could impose Islamic rule. Between 1885 and 1951, Eritrea was governed by Italy and Great Britain. Then in 1952, the United Nations combined Eritrea into neighboring Ethiopia. While Eritrea gained some measures of autonomy, the resolution stopped short of creating an independent Islamic republic in Eritrea. Therefore, the Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front launched offensive terrorist missions against the Ethiopian government in 1961. The terrorist group manifest all of the characteristics of an Islamic organization and showed signs of being affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. By 1970, an internal dispute led to the creation of a splinter group, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front, which became indistinguishable from any other Islamic terrorist organization. In a 1993 Eritrean referendum, the Eritrean people voted for the creation of a fully independent nation. The current president of Eritrea was once a member of the Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front.
Date: 1 March 1969 Type of airline / aircraft: Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing 707 Flight No.: ? Type of attack: Ground sabotage No. of attackers: ? No. of passengers/crew/total: Destination: Frankfurt airport Terrorists identification: ELF (Eritrean Liberation Front) Terrorist demands: ----- Casualties / Injuries: Several cleaning women were injured Incident results /remarks: *.The sabotage was a retaliation for the use of Ethiopian Airlines planes to transport Ethiopian troops into Eritrea.
Date: 18 June 1969 Type of airline / aircraft: Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing 707 Flight No.: ? Type of attack: Ground attack No. of attackers: 3 No. of passengers/crew/total: ? Destination: Karachi airport Terrorists identification: Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) Terrorist demands: Publicize opposition Casualties / Injuries: No casualties Incident results /remarks: *. The terrorists claimed that the aim of the attack was to dramatize their opposition to Ethiopian rule in Eritrea. On 31 July, the ELF warned travellers not to fly Ethiopian Airlines. *. The Jet was damaged, later repaired.
Date: 12 December 1969 Type of airline / aircraft: Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing 707 Flight No.: ? Type of attack: Air hijacking No. of attackers: 2 No. of passengers/crew/total:? Destination: En route from Madrid to Addis Ababa via Asmara. The aircraft was taken to Athens Terrorists identification: Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF Terrorist demands: Hand out leaflets Casualties / Injuries: No casualties Incident results /remarks: *. The ELF admitted that the main purpose was to hand out leaflets rather than hijacking the aircraft. *. The terrorists were killed by a plainclothes security guards.
Date: 12 December 1969 Type of airline / aircraft: Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing 707 Flight No.: ? Type of attack: Air hijacking No. of attackers: 2 No. of passengers/crew/total: ? Destination: En route from Asmara to Addis Ababa. The aircraft was taken to Athens Terrorists identification: Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) Terrorist demands: ? Casualties / Injuries: The 2 terrorists were killed by sky marshals Incident results /remarks:
Date: 8 December 1972 Type of airline / aircraft: Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing 720B Flight No.: 708 Type of attack: Air hijacking No. of attackers: 7 No. of passengers/crew/total: 94 Destination: En route from Addis Ababa to Paris via Asmara Terrorists identification: Arab Liberation Front for Eritrea (ALFE) Terrorist demands: Release of group members jailed in Ethiopia Casualties / Injuries: 9 passengers were injured following a hand grenade explosion caused by a passenger who threw the grenade to the empty part of the cabin after it had fallen from a wounded hijacker's hand. *.All the terrorists were killed, of them- 2 were women Incident results /remarks: *. The aircraft landed safely in Addis Ababa.
Date: 25 April 1977 Type of airline / aircraft: Ethiopian Airlines, DC-3 Flight No.: ? Type of attack: Air hijacking No. of attackers: 2 No. of passengers/crew/total:? Destination: Domestic flight from Makele to Gondar Terrorists identification: ELF (Eritrean Liberation Front Guerrilla Organization) Terrorist demands: ? Casualties / Injuries: 3 passengers were injured Incident results /remarks: *.The terrorists were shot by security guards *.Since the guerrilla hijackers targeted a civilian aircraft, it will be considered as terrorism
A friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with lying to investigators after the Boston Marathon bombings can be released from jail as long as the judge imposes strict conditions to make sure he shows up for future hearings, federal prosecutors said Monday. In a joint court filing, prosecutors and defense lawyers proposed that the friend, Robel Phillipos, be confined to his home and ordered to wear an electronic monitor. Phillipos’ lawyers argued over the weekend that he is not a flight risk and that he had nothing to do with the marathon attack itself. They also said he had been “frightened and confused” under questioning from investigators. Phillipos is one of three friends of Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the bombings, who were arrested last week after they were questioned about removing a backpack and fireworks from Tsarnaev’s dorm room three days after the blasts.
al-Ittihaad al-Islami (AIAI)
Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement (EIJM)
Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) Eritrean People's Liberation Front
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Army
Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF)
Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)
Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF)