Sunday, February 13, 2011

One-Clan secessionist Enclave. aka Somaliland president is on the path of a war criminal

One-Clan secessionist Enclave. aka Somaliland president, Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, has chosen the path to becoming a war criminal. Is it fair to characterise him as a warlord after winning a landslide election in Somaliland one year ago? Somaliland is at logger-heads with Sool, Sanaag and Cayn leadership (SSC), an alliance of pro-union sub-clans and Puntland administration which ruled Sool’s administrative capital, Las Anod until October 2007 when Somaliland forces led by Col. Axmed Maxamed Aadan (aka Dalbac) who, along with 250 men, defected to SSC forces on Monday 7 August 2011. “I decided to leave Somaliland forces because I saw hatred and clan mobilisation to massacre my Dhulbahante clansmen and clanswomen” he told the BBC Somali Service. “In 2007 when Somaliland forces captured Las Anod it was a power struggle between two administrations but now Somaliland is attacking a clan.”

Col. Axmed Maxamed Aadan (aka Dalbac) Somalia: 250 troops defect Tribal enclave Secessionist Somaliland army,their main explanation 'clan massacres' committed by enclave army against innocent civilians.
Somaliland is regarded as a part and parcel of Somalia, but it has formed institutions, security forces and held two successful elections in parts of what was known as Ex-British Somaliland. Those achievements and the argument that Ex-British Somaliland and Ex-Italian Somaliland were two states before union in 1960 are the basis for Somaliland government’s quest for recognition as a republic. In Hargeisa there is a debate about the need to talk to Mogadishu about secession. Political advisors and lobbyists for Somaliland government advised president Silanyo to choose a path of secession similar to that of Southern Sudan and Eritrea: talking with your partners (unionist) is the best alternative to the unilateral secession and recognition Somaliland is searching, he was advised.

This week Somaliland forces, made up of clan militias belonging to the clan for which Somali National Movement had been formed in 1981, clashed with SSC pro-union supporters. Somaliland calls its forces a “national army” but Silaanyo will liable for human rights violations on the scale of war crimes if his forces attack any part of what it regards as Somaliland as long as the international community supports the territorial integrity of Somalia. Successive Mogadishu-based transitional administrations have never sanctioned attack on Somaliland, why is Somaliland administration pretending it is enforcing its laws when its forces attack districts and regions with population supporting the Somali unity? Does Somaliland think secession is only possible through the barrel of gun? When Sool, Sanaag and Cayn leadership and its supporters say “we are in favour of Somali unity” they are expressing a political view just like Somaliland supporters when they say “we are in favour of secession.”

Ahmed Abdi "Habsade",

The international community has an obligation to rein on Somaliland president. Lessons from southern Somalia are instructive here. Islamist groups emerged after warlords and politicians in the south failed to solve inter- clan differences peacefully. And that is why people in southern Somalia are wary of trusting politicians who failed them in the first place. Relying on politicians like Ahmed Abdi Habsade, current Somaliland Minister for Information, who hails from Las Anod and described the elders’ judgement on Kalshaale between two neighbouring clans as incendiary before being appointed a minister in president Silaanyo’s cabinet, is an exmaple of a bad choice showing that Somaliland president lacks conflict resolution skills of his predecessor. Nearly two months ago Somaliland sent contingents of its clan-based security forces to enforce the outcome of the elders’ judgement on clashes at Kalshaale. In an interview with BBC Somali Service this week, Somaliland minister of Information, Haabsade, contradicted himself by supporting Somaliland president’s decision to send armed groups to Kalshaale.Somaliland president has got to explain why his forces attacked peaceful districts. Are his forces fighting unionists? Is he defending Somaliland’s secessions? Answering these questions will mean the difference between choosing the path of a war criminal or the path of a peace-loving statesman with creative solutions to political challenges from a clanish society.

Liban Ahmad is the editor of Somalia Research Report and a frequent contributor to  terror free somalia and . He be contacted at:
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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,

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Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

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

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

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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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