Thursday, December 24, 2009

We need Somali National Army not internationally armed clan militia?

It is very important to arm a ‘Somali government’ to restore the law and order and create some kind of stability in the country. Surely, the only way to stop the current pointless bloodshed is to outweigh militarily the insurgents and fully arm a force that can be accountable to the nation not necessarily to the government.

Over the last twenty years Somalia was a critically sick patient that sometimes goes into deep coma and sometimes become conscientious briefly, but not fully recovering at all.  Unfortunately, all the medications that have been prescribed by the foreign volunteer doctors fail to heal the patient. Interestingly, the patient has no terminal illness and he is treatable as all the vital organs are healthy and functioning. The main problems of the patient’s saga are; the foreign volunteer doctors never receive the patient’s file to understand his medical history, and they don’t have any magic devices to identify the malicious actual bugs that has been agonizing the patient over the years.

Furthermore, most interpreters that the foreign doctors heavily rely on to understand the patient, either don’t speak enough English to help the English speaking doctor to understand his patient or because of cultural and vested interest they can not convey the message accurately.

Regrettably, the last prescription that our foreign volunteer doctors prescribed for the patient (Somalia) is to supply the latest conventional antibiotics to kill and eliminate the malicious bugs that we have discussed earlier. Nevertheless, the doctors have not yet identified definitely the actual strand and the part of the body that hosts, because vital information has lost in the interpreting process.

Furthermore, to attempt to destroy certain bugs by using strong dose of antibiotics will impact the rest of the body and could cause a quick death to the patient, unless one ascertains to address the side effects immediately.Therefore, among other methodology, as a prevention and protection exercise, it is the doctor’s responsibility to supply other secondary medication to safeguard the healthy organs.

To use layman’s language, the current plan to arm Mogadishu based militia may create more problems in the future than it solves. The East African based ‘experts’ who interpret the Somali saga and propose plans-after plans for the International Community to end the Somali calamity should avoid prolonging the problem inadvertently. Every policy aimed to end the current chaos in Mogadishu and its surroundings should be analyzed and executed carefully. The recent history of the Somali clan dynamics should be used wisely as a guide. The international community should chose viable and durable policy not convenient one.

First, in my view, which can be challenged, any future Somali National Army should be drafted from all Somali clans from south to north. This kind of mixture will give the army the legitimacy that they need desperately today. The opposite practice will make them clan militia and could end up in failure or worse.

Second, the international community has to put in place some provisions to monitor the training, funding and operations of the newly recruited and armed forces, at least until they achieve tangible success on the ground and accepted by the public.  

Finally, the international community should devise and explore ways and means that the functioning States, such as Puntland and Somaliland, are brought onboard in all matters concerning security programs. Otherwise, the excruciating pain of the patient will continue and more plans will be devised in the future with no success. 

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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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