Sunday, June 8, 2014

Somalia: Five Reasons to remove President Hassan from Pos

President Hassan Sheikh is unfit for the position 5 Reasons to remove him
Every sane citizen in our troubled nation knew the job ahead was anything but easy task for one man or small group to shoulder it. People ignored and looked the other way to question the process that ascended Mr. Hassan to the Presidency. Everyone hurried to cut the cord to the dreaded "TRANSITION", ignoring the unparallel amount of corruption introduced by candidate Hassan and his minders to the already polluted Somali political race discourse.
We all hoped once the T word is behind us. Everything will fall in its place. Clannism, cronyism and corruption performers will be ashamed in the public view. A new united Somalia, shared and owned by all would emerge from the shadows led by a local veteran who knew the ills and have the ability to find the cure.
Boy, if the smile and the hand wave can deceive; cleverly he did to us.
5 reasons to remove President Hassan:
1. President Hassan sworn to protect and uphold the Federal Constitution of Somalia. The provincial constitution draft needed to be completed in time so the federal states of Somalia would have been formed on the basis of the federal law. President Hassan oppose Federal system to be implemented in Somalia during his tenure as President. The deliberate delay led by the President in the implementation and review of the constitution had caused more damage to the Somali political map. For example, Lower Shabelle region is forcibly married to four other competing regional states such as 3 regions state, 6 regions state, 2 Shabelle state and Banadir state. All this happened deliberately under his nose and without any attempt to stop this polarization. This means more damage and confusion to the state formation process caused by President's ill towards Federalism. Deliberate reckless that is brewing anew rounds of civil wars. For this I call the President' removal.
2. Failure to build cohesive National Army: An interview given by President Hassan to his second day on the job. He measured his number one priority to be a) Security b) Security c) Security. The weakness in the security apparatus is so evident that shabab attacked, entered and murdered people in the country's top three institutions among other targets:
a) 14 April 2013, Alshabab terrorist captured Banadir Court and Supreme Court premises killing scores of innocent people.
b) 21 February 2014, Alshabab terrorist group captured part of Villa Somalia killing number of people including senior government officials. Putting apparent danger to the President, his family and aides.
c) 24 May, 2014, Alshabab terrorists captured Somali Parliament killing dozens of Somali and AMISOM soldiers. 
These high profile attacks highlight Alshabab's increased strength during Hassan's reign. Whereas, Somali national forces remained weakened with no ability to foil nor detect Shabab attacks before it's too late. Mind you, this is just 3 out of the hundreds of attacks committed by Alshabab in the last two years. It is very evident that President Hassan failed to be our commander-in chief. For this I call the President's removal.

3. Corruption and Cronyism: All knew President Hassan and his minders paid more dollar per vote than any other candidate in the Somali vote buying-scheme history. His was unseen before. Qatar, Zam Zam foundation, Alkheyr Company, Wacaysle businessmen contributed to Hassan's vote bidding spree. People ignored the process but accepted the result and the winner. Sadly, Hassan never moved with his people. Today, the Alkheyr Company, co-owned by the President is the most active enterprise in the nation. Alkheyr Company is managed by Mr. Ismail Wardhere, cousin and close confidante to the President. Alkheyr Company is either part contractor or fully contractor to almost every project currently under way in Mogadishu including:
a) Contract with TIKA for Mogadishu road construction and renovation
b) Food Aid delivery by Turkish aid agencies (distribution & transport)
c) Mogadishu port logistics and management
d) Mogadishu airport fuel supply
e) AMISOM logistics supply management
f) Food aid supply to all the major hospitals and government institutions
g) Majority of government procurement is handled by Alkheyr or its affiliates
Basically, every second wheel rolling in Mogadishu's streets are either co-owned, co-contracted or fully contracted by Alkheyr Company. For this chronic malfeasance I call President's removal.

4. Decision making dwarfism and weak leadership: Except its effort to aid corruption and cronyism no other decision is made at Villa Somalia on fashionable time. A nation that is behind every developmental index scale can't afford self imposed indecisiveness. A good example is the plethora of duly sanctioned duties by the constitution to be implemented on clearly marked set of dates. Clearly, it was the President who willingly hijacked the nation's entire executive functions to no tangible results. People close to him attribute the excessive delay due to lack of decision making. Worse, not trusting anyone to carry own assignment without his unproductive prerogative. Arrogance, egoism and blind pride may have prevented him to seek advice.
The US government and the biggest donor in the Somali security sector have already made their assessment on President Hassan. Mr James Clapper, US Chief intelligent described Hassan's leadership" The credibility and effectiveness of the young Somali government will be further threatened by persistent political infighting, weak leadership from President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, ill-equipped government institutions and pervasive technical, political and administrative shortfalls," Mr Clapper declared.
Therefore, it's prudent to ask this question. Can this nation afford another 2 or more years of weak leadership and decision making dwarfism? NO! For this I call the President to be removed.
5. Clannish President: No Somali learned or unlearned can escape from the clan label. But this President is exceptional demonstrating his bias towards certain tribe and clans. To him inclusivity starts with Damuljadid and ends with SIMAD factory. But today I display with care President Hassan's hateful towards Daarod tribe. Before Hassan moved in to Villa Somalia the total number of employees were 350 members consisting number of clans including high number of Daroods, specially in the security departments(80 members). Today, Darood members working in Villa Somalia is reduced to one non essential staff member from 80 plus. Whilst, new pay roll ballooned to 450 members; mostly recruited from SIMAD factory.
Other clannish deliberations include:
a. Hassan's unforgivable negative behavior towards the formation of Jubbaland. At one point calling Mr. Ahmed Madobe and Gen Darwish surrogates and non Somalis. He trenched heels until Ethiopia cajoled him to accept what JRA offered from the get go.
b. Removing 12 foreign service staff all belonging to Darood sub clans including Ambassadorial post. Replacing in their posts anew cadets from SIMAD factory.
c. Replacing two Majeerten Director Generals from their posts out of 25 ministerial portfolios. Today in the largest cabinet ever assembled, MJ has no sitting DG in the government. While Hawiye DGs are 10 out of 25 posts. This ill is mentioned not to be associated to Hawiye clan as a whole but to demonstrate this administration's unfairness and clannish despotism.
d. Supporting Somaliland claim over Sool and Sanaag in the expense of Puntland and Khatumo. President Hassan never exercised his constitutional duty to keep Somali territorial integrity intact by adding his voice against SL aggression towards Khatumo and Puntland. Through the Ministry of National Security, President Hassan sanctioned a group of pseudo elders to participate 18 MAY Somaliland celebration. A sad day to which the Somali unity received its most painful injury. Please watch this humiliatingvideo link depicting to a man who claimed to be the chief elder and chair for the Somali elders council. He was financed by none other than his Minister Mr. Abdikarim H. Guled. Here is the link:
e. Hassan's sheer contempt ignoring the issue of land and property restitution. Calling occupiers and thugs to Someone else's HERO!
Like any other major tribe, Darood and their sub clans are indispensible for the nations unity and its political organization. No clan is dispensable from the national discourse. Let alone major clans that hold a big sway. Whether it was miscalculation on his part or reviving the failed USC-SNA anti Darood sentiments. This President has failed to unite to the already fragmented nation by sowing a new clan based conflict. For this I call President Hassan to be removed.

Finally, this thesis may be hard on the ears of the President to be reminded who we really think he is. But it is not meant for Hawiye vs Darood conundrum. In fact, many Hawiye clans are suffering from President Hassan's sheer maltreatment including Abgsal sub clans outside of his Ali Gaaf sub sub clan. Furthermore, look what his incoherent policies are doing to Digil and Mirifle beltway. First, he encouraged and supported the 6 region state formation. Now, he is on the side of the 3 region state.
The two main opposition camps against President Hassan are led by Hon Abdulkadir Osoble organizing his removal from the Parliament chambers. At the outside and at the civil society corridors is led by Dr. Abdirahman Baadiyow. Both are from Abgal clan. These two fine men are working hard to show the true character of Hassan Sheikh, a one of deceit, corruption and poor leadership.
Therefore, it should not interpreted ala Somali fadhi ku dirir scorn against any particular clan. Rather to put emphasis to one man's arrogance and the danger his actions may cause to the already fractured Somali kin. 

President Hassan Sheikh must!

Abdullahi Sh. Moallim
Somali Scholar and Journalist
Doha, Qatar
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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

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

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Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
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Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

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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

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)
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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