Monday, June 17, 2013

Politics of polarization destabilizing the new Somalia [Editorial]


President Hassan – defend the legitimate federal constitution or you will not be president of Somalia.
 
There is no question that Somali politics has been further polarized since the election of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on September 10, 2012. President Hassan’s irrationally obsessive refusal to recognize the rights of local communities in Jubaland State is the root cause of this new, and dangerous, polarization in Somali politics.
Political fragmentation is not a new phenomenon in Somalia. The country disintegrated in 1991 after the violent overthrow of former President Mohamed Siyad Barre. The Somali people, and the internationally community that supports them, have since been struggling to reinstitute and rebuild the nation, using the politics of peace, dialogue and reconciliation.
It is worrisome that President Hassan unreasonably rejects the formation of Jubaland State.  Why does President Hassan reject the facts: a) Jubaland State formation process began four years ago in neighboring Kenya (TFG, predecessor to the current Somali Federal Government, also originated in Kenya); b) Jubaland Conference was underway in Kismayo for 5 months and the conference organizers are on the record repeatedly inviting the Somali Federal Government to Kismayo; c) over 800 community delegates voted to adopt the Interim Jubaland State Charter; and d) 500 community delegates voted for the Jubaland state president, electing Ahmed Mohamed Islam (Ahmed Madobe) on May 15, 2013, among a number of presidential candidates.
It is not worrisome, however, that President Hassan remarks that “Jubaland has many self-declared presidents”; indeed, this is an intentional remark with a specific political value. The remark was based on President Hassan’s ill-fated hope to achieve his unreasonable goal: reject Jubaland, whatever the cost. When the “many self-declared presidents” political scheme failed shamefully, then came the Somali Federal MPs and Minister of Defense travelling to Kismayo, to foment trouble and mislead public (and international) opinion about the so-called “impending conflict” in Kismayo.
When no conflict came, the Somali Minister of Defense’s own bodyguards who travelled with him to Kismayo were involved in an armed skirmish on June 7 and June 8, 2013, and it is well-known that the Defense Minister who had initially refused to politely leave Kismayo fled back to Mogadishu on an airplane transporting wounded bodyguards. Why did the Somali Defense Minister’s bodyguards begin an armed skirmish in Kismayo against Jubaland security forces?
This, of course, is a self-fulfilling prophecy. President Hassan, and the cronies who support his ill-fated policies such as Defense Minister, Interior Minister and a certain MP Hosh, have repeatedly claimed there are “many self-declared presidents in Jubaland” and warned of an “impending conflict” and when nothing worked their way, the Defense Minister’s own bodyguards began shooting in Kismayo. The U.N. Security Council, the U.S. Government and other powers are well informed of this and the destabilizing role of the Somali Defense Minister, a U.S. citizen.
President Hassan must address the real national crisis in Somalia. The country does not seem to have a legitimate constitution. Somali Roadmap Signatories signed the only legitimate federal constitution in Somalia – the Provisional Federal Constitution – page by page in Nairobi on June 22, 2012. This legitimate constitution was hijacked and the current so-called constitution that the Lower House of Federal Parliament was distributed on Sep. 7, 2012, is illegitimate and puts into question the very legitimacy of Somali Federal Institutions.
The Federal Constitution was signed, page by page, precisely to prevent any future tampering which is a constitutional violation. Without a legitimate constitution, Somalia does not have a legitimate president, nor a legitimate federal government.
So when President Hassan claims that Jubaland State formation “violates the constitution”, it pleases the Somali people to know precisely which constitution President Hassan refers to.
And next time President Hassan speaks of the “rights” of local people in Kismayo, it pleases the Somali people to know President Hassan’s position on the legitimate rights of Somalis who were targeted, persecuted, killed, raped, and displaced from their homes and properties in Mogadishu and whose homes and properties remain under the forceful (and shameful) occupation of President Hassan’s clansmen in Mogadishu to this day and age.
It is clear President Hassan is not committed to address any legitimate national issues in Somalia. It is increasingly clear that President Hassan is pursuing a vengeful clan agenda that former Gen. Mohamed Farah Aideed could not achieve with all the muscle and manpower of 1991.
Indeed, it is also clear that the Somali people have bore witness to President Hassan’s polarizing and clan-centric politics and, from within Somalia and in the Diaspora, the Somali people have risen and have protested President Hassan’s vision for Somalia to return to the clan wars of the 1990s.
President Hassan – defend the legitimate federal constitution or you will not be president of Somalia. Soon, it will be a self-fulfilling prophecy that “Somalia has many self-declared presidents”. 
Meanwhile, Jubaland will have only President Ahmed Madobe until the next election, inshallah.
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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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Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
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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)

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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