Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Somaliland: The Myth of Clan-Based Statehood . Educational Segment : Somali 101

Lecture Series : Somaliland: The Myth of Clan-Based Statehood

Our latest segment :The campaign to legitimize the secession of Northwest Somalia, which was one-sidedly named as "Somaliland" by few self-interest groups belonging to one single clan, who cleverly manipulated and disorientated some sectors of their people, particular those with the least education in a bid to further their ambitions of becoming "big fish in a small bond" had puzzled the minds of Somali people and many experts and observers on Somali issues. The illusion of this divisive force is to create a clan-based state in the 21st century, where countries of mutual or economic interests are uniting and world is becoming a global village.

The international community is warned of the dangers of accepting clan-based statehoods in this volatile region or continent. If these clan-based secessionists are granted statehood, it will set an unprecedented step towards the integration of the countries in the Horn and many others in Africa, Asia and even Europe. Multiethnic countries such as Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria may be immediately affected. It may lead to the declaration of independence by sub-clans and village states may be reintroduced, taking the world back into Aristotle's time.

The consequences of springing clan states in today's dangerous world also carry the danger of these poor clan states becoming safe havens to drug barons, international smugglers or even terrorists. A situation like this will be unable to be monitored or controlled as hundreds of clan based village states sell whatever they can cheaply in order to survive. Therefore, the international community has obligations to safeguard the interests of all the peoples and should not allow the birth of clan-state in Somalia or anywhere else in the world in order to prevent and unprecedented chaos and lost of world law and order.

As far as southern Somalia is concerned, the people who are destroying the region are so-call Somalilanders who want clan statehood to gain international recognition. There has been no time for political settlement, rehabilitation or reconstruction in south Somalia and the population has scattered around the world or been killed. Most of them do not know where their loved ones are and whether they are still living or dead. They live in fear under a heavy Al-Shabaab military presence, led by terrorist Ahmad Abdi Godane, also known as terrorist Moktar Ali Zubeyr Godane, the emir of Al-Shabaab from Somaliland. Ahmad Abdi Oud Mohamud Godane, or “Abu-Zubeyr,” was born in Hargeisa, the capital of north Somalia on July 10, 1977. He is from an Arab sub-clan, the Isaaq clan in northern Somalia. He had received a scholarship in Pakistan funded by saudi blind millionaire, and now funded by Dhabshiil Money Transfer Company and Isaaq clan leaders as their candidate to represent the secessionist agenda/interests, moreover Dahabshiil had been paying millions of dollars to sum warlords in Mogadishu to continue the chaos and tarnish the image of the country's capital as one dangerous one. The secessionists have been also busy of destabilizing Mogadishu and the south, believing that the longer Mogadishu stays in chaos and anarchy the better chance they have to get international recognition and they are very determined to keep Mogadishu busy and burning.
In addition, the biggest Al-Shabaab ideological center in Somalia is the northern town of Burao, headed by a cleric called Sheikh Ali Warsame, who facilitates the movement of funds, weaponry and recruits from the Isaaq clan. Also, Sheikh Ali Warsame is the grand spiritual leader of all Al-Shabaab. This idea of religious extremism is actually foreign to south Somalia, and is imposed on the people of the region. The idea of Al-Shabaab is originally the creation of the secessionists and has been transported to southern Somalia to serve and help their secession agenda and the destruction of Somalia.
Al-Shabaab is funded and militarily armed by one-clan Somaliland, a secessionist faction. It was an open secret that secessionist Isaaq clan called itself Somaliland engaged in the support of Mogadishu warlords for the purpose of keeping southern Somalia in a chaotic situation and as a result seek the sympathy of the international community for themselves.
The secessionist catch-phrase continued to be: Look at what is happening in the southern part of the country and how great we are doing; we should be rewarded with recognition and secession from Somalia. Basically, their strategy is to keep up the argument that says, the southern Somalis are barbaric and we the secessionists are civilized, have peace, so please give us clan-statehood recognition.
However, they should know better in that no one can easily fool the united Somali people, and more so the international community with its fast tools, resources, and intelligence. For example, Dhabshiil Money Transfer Company CEO Abdirashid Mohammad Said Duale has promised $2 million for anyone who kills the great Somali singer Ms. Sado Ali Warsame, who has been singing for unity of Somalia. Therefore, it’s quite strange enough, when the financial and material aid granted to the secessionists by the Western nations is channeled to A-Shabaab to keep them in their business. It’s more strange when the perpetrators (here the secessionists) claim to be the nice guys.
How many times do we hear them make this statement? As soon as, we are granted recognition we will solve the mess in the south, because, we know how to do it. We have our cards in order, the means, the knowhow, and the influence. But when they are confronted with, ‘why don’t you solve it now?’ they would say, not now, first, we should be recognized as a sovereign clan-state called Somaliland.
Unfortunately, in essence, southern Somalia is being held hostage by the international terrorism, secessionists and their strong terrorist ally Al-Shabaab, because the two groups are against the internationally recognized Somalia Transitional Federal Government, peace and stability albeit for different reasons. Both of them are not prepared for negotiations, compromise and settlement to create a win-win situation for all.

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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
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Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
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May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

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His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
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Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
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