June 27, 2010 (laasqoray Online) – Separatist regime in North-Western Somalia convincingly continue to lure the international community by selling true lies via enclave’s misguided media and through opportunistic international NGOs. The unwarranted propaganda campaign has taken its toll–even the most prominent media sources such as The New York Times and Daily Telegraph carried stories pertaining to what they called ‘Somaliland’s credible election. Indeed, those organizations have no physical presence on the ground, and have no idea about Somaliland’s tainted election. Unfortunately, international observers and fewer journalists who came to report on the facts have no access to most constituents where the said election is to take place. They are bound to rely on Hargeisa’s area poll stations. And Hargeisa is where the separatists cohorts have their strength.
In a desperate attempt to justify Somaliland’s illegitimate election, Somaliland’s Election Commission reported 1 million registered voters. Well, if that is the case, not to mention half of the north excluded, Somaliland all along claimed its population to number 5 million. What happened to the other 4 million citizens? As misleading as the voting process itself, the proponents of the enclave’s goal to secede from the rest of Somalia placed great emphasis on the illegitimate election. Attaining an international recognition for the enclave has led them to take direct orders from Addisababa regime.
As part of the Meleze’s plan to farther dismember Somalia, Ethiopia has established intelligence offices in Hargeisa. Ethiopians carry out secret operation in Hargeisa in a broad day light; hundreds of innocent Ogadenia citizens were either killed or arrested in the process; even the only port in Somaliland, Berbera is subleased to Addisababa. In return the Meleze regime mires Somaliland die-hard SNM loyalists whilst consummating the remainder of Somalia. Definitely, Hargeisa serves as a staging ground for Ethiopia’s Wayaane operatives who carry out deadly missions within stateless Somalia.
In one of the missions, Ethiopian Secret Police abducted an elderly Ogaden women who escaped oppression and the assault of the Ethiopian Army in the Ogaden Region. And when the act was criticized by the Amnesty International, Somaliland officials openly admitted that the women was extradited to Ethiopia based on a bilateral relations between the two countries. The question is: when did Somaliland became sovereign state? Only sovereign states with treaties can extradite suspects to one another.
Ethiopia also plays major role in silencing half of the Northern Somalia’s population, in perspective North Central Regions: Sanaag, Sool, Ayn and Haylaan. The people in those regions like many others in the North West and elsewhere in Somalia are pro-union and categorically oppose dismemberment of Somalia. Smuggling ballot boxes into those regions was not successful–many of the boxes were confiscated and the militia that delivered the boxes are in Puntland’s custody.
To end, all that inhumane acts and lies did not buy international recognizion for Somaliland in the past, and the election itself is the last desperate attempt to mislead the international community.