Friday, June 17, 2011

The Somali Awakening: Abolish the TFG & TFP

The demonstrations of the past few days in Mogadishu and different parts in the worldhave exposed the power and the will of the ordinary Somalis. In twenty years, it is the first time that genuine aspirationtowards peace has manifested itself in the people, freefrom methodological and false political pretenses. This phenomenon came into realization due to three spontaneous reasons; firstly, twenty years of affliction and carnage have finally reached its limit and so the time came where it became simply unbearable to remain quiet due to fear ; secondly, the Government of Prime Minister Farmajo has created hope for revival of an accountable government system; thirdly, the North Africa & Middle East uprisingsthat toppled the autocratic regimes have given confidence to the masses and encouraged them to confront their inept and corrupted leaders, like the two Shariifs.

The straw that broke the camel’s back was the news of the so called “Kampala Accord” that filtered to the mediathat theFarmajo government’s forceful resignationwas imminent, but the people had finally realized that the international community, AU, Mahiga, and the two Shariifs have conspired too long against the interest and wellbeing of their suffering nation. Consequently, widespreaddemonstrations broke out condemning the Kampala Accord and its stipulations and reiterating support for Farmajo to stay on and continue his leadership. The public has finallybecomeaware that for years their hopes and aspirations for peace and securitywere consistently being extinguished by deceitful foreign & national entities.

Farmajo’s short stint at the helm of a competent cabinet laid the cornerstone of a small effective national army force – training & stipends were provided that allowed the military to fight courageously with Al-shabaab and now a complete defeat of the insurgency and Mogadishu’s return to glory seems a possibility. Certainly the other insurgent-held regions of Somalia will soon be pacified. AMISON has played an important role in securing the Airport, sea port and the Government residences. Seventy percent of Mogadishu’s inhabitants reside in the area controlled by AMISON &the Somali forces.

In order to reconstruct the crumbled state, the first step to take is to rebuild the army, so that the rule of law can be reconstituted and our national sovereignty can be restored. It is only then that other institutions of public service can be resurrected.

What are the obstacles?

· Somali nationalists are a rare commodity these days and current opportunistic leaders are a product of 20 years of lawlessness, their intention is to loot the meager resources of the land, we’re already a country dependent on handouts.

· The international community, neighboring countries, and regional organizations don’t have Somali’s interest at heart. The agony and destruction of our people is something they want to prolong, so that they can constantly take advantage of the precarious state of affairs.

· The Alshabaab terrorists and their ilk are bent on destroying the country’s social fabric,wreaking havoc, and opposing the re-invention of a Somali State. Many years of civil strife and famine set off by the warlords, followed by Alshabaab’s barbaric dismemberment have takenits toll on many Somalis, who have become both physically and mentally displaced by never ending war.

· All public institutions such as health and educational services were destroyed – two generations of Somalis are at the verge of extinction.

Is there a way to remedy the current impasse and resolve the intractable problems of our country? I have spent a lot of time debating with my fellow friends and the following is a blueprint for immediate resolution:

Disband the Parliament & the Government

When I watched the Universal TV and saw the outrage of the demonstrators, I was carried away by emotion and felt the determination and the resolve of Somalis in different places around the world. They want to die for their principles and defend their rights – no longer a silent majority; they are ready to take their destiny into their own hands. They all overwhelmingly agree in getting rid of the 550 parliamentarians and the two Sharifs– they are the divisive and destructive forces hindering the progress towards reconciliation and good governance.

Emergency law: the Somali army takes over the country for a period of one year

A commission of five senior Somali officers will oversee the transitional period and will nominate the Government of Prime Minister Farmaajo as “caretaker”. The commission will delegate to the caretaker government the responsibility of drafting a new constitution, organizing parliamentary and presidential elections, and liberating the country from the stranglehold of Alshabaab.We know the Somali army is in its infancy, but it’s the only institution that has proved its relevance for the last six months and with the help of the peace-keeping force are in the position to continue the fighting with Alshabaab, and maintain safety in most parts of Mogadishu and its surrounding areas.

Federalism vs. Unitary

Somalia doesn’t need to be a Federal country; we have seen the so-called federal states that have sprung up like weeds. We are a small and homogenous society; therefore, a decentralized unitary state is the most viable option for our current circumstances. A 4.5 is another backward and disruptive process that deserves to be trashed out.

It is time that we chart our destiny and free ourselves from all the colonial vestiges and be a sovereign nation, self reliant and independent from regional and international meddling.

Abdisalam M Garjeex is a (Senior Political Analyst)  for terror free somalia

Ashburn, Virginia

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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
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

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

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

When our world changed forever

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

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.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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