Monday, June 20, 2011

Containing the Somali problem

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Somalia Premier forced to quit his Job .gun pointed to his head.
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Somalia’s TFG (transitional federal government) which backed by the international was suppose to bring peace to Somalia but it has failed and its mandate was to end in August this year . Under the leadership of Sharif Ahmed (the former leader of the Islam Courts Union) it could never overcome its own incompetence and corruption, which frustrated the international actors like the UN, Somalia’s neighbors and the West (who actually run Somalia).
The mandate of the TFG was to end this coming August but now it was extended for another through a deal between the president and the speaker of the parliament (named Kampala accord).
Of course, the Somali people have no say in what government is created for them and whether its mandate is ended or extended: this is decided by Somalia’s neighbors (all of them borderline failed states), the UN Office for Somalia (UNPOS) and the West.
For the past 20 years, Somalia had more than a dozen pseudo-governments, all of them created in a neighboring country (Djibout, Kenya, Ethiopia … etc) and all of them paid for by the UN and the West. All these governments came to Mogadishu, millions of dollar were sank into them until their mandate ended. The process starts again in another neighboring capital, another government is created, its mandate ends … you get the picture. This is over 20 years, with tens of thousands dying or fleeing the country.
Instead of pausing and reflecting on the fact that this formula isn’t working, the “international actors” continue to do the samething over and over again. Along with many other Somalis, I seems to me the goal is to contain the problem in Somalia and not to solve it. This way everyone wins, except the Somalis.
Take Uganda for example where this latest deal to extend the government’s mandate was reached. President Yuweri Musevini has troops in Somalia, a lucrative source of income for him. He sent his troops to Somalia for “peacekeeping” at the time when he decided to change the constitution for him to run for another term in office (he won in another sham election). Since he’s fighting Al Shabab, there was little or no criticism from the West on President Musevini.
The UN Office for Somalia employs hundreds of staff but they operate out of the comfort of Nairobi. Millions of dollar designated for the people of Somalia never reach Somalia. Ethiopia and Eritrea have both been fighting a proxy war in Somalia since 1998 each supporting an opposing side, and neither of them is keen on a united strong Somali state.
This has created a Somali political elite who seek office and legitimacy from the UN, neighboring countries and the West and not from their people. They campaign in Nairobi, meeting with UN envoy to Somalia, the US ambassador in Nairobi or the president of Djibouti but they don’t go to Somalia or speak to the Somali people.
The problem is first and foremost the Somalis themselves but the international involvement in Somalia is an important factor in sustaining the conflict for Somalia for so long.
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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,

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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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