The reaction of the one-clan secessionist enclave calling itself Somaliland to the opening of the long-awaited SSC conference at the famous fort of Taleex on 26 December 2011 was predictable. Panic and palpable gloom now pervade throughout the enclave and among its diaspora. In their desperation, their media and government have typically resorted to their usual ways of rubbishing anything that goes against their wish, or threatening to use force if provoked. This time, they have maliciously smeared the whole SSC people as terrorists for simply exercising their inalienable right to meet, deliberate over their affairs and decide their future. Somaliland's reaction sounds as if the SSC people and regions belong to Hargeysa, and as if they had the effrontery to rebel from their owners - the very real rebels from Somalia! That mindset is the ultimate affront to the Darwish descendents.
Haji Abdikarim Hussein
(nicknamed "Abdi the Hyena")
Mohamed Nor Arale Dur, Somaliland's
Minister of Interior
SSC Foreign Relations Commission
Email: osman.hassan2 @gmail.com