Thursday, June 16, 2011

PM Farmajo is gone, so May be the last hope of Somali revival

When the outgoing Mohamed Abdillahi Mohamed aka Farmajo came to the office of premiership in Mogadishu six months ago the famous Somali artist, Amir Amir, had produced yet another hilarious but a true picture about what is in store for the new Prime Minister. Predicting the ease at which Sheik Sharif, the current Somali president, can dismiss the newcomer because of the authority bestowed on him by the infamous so-called Somali charter devised in Mbaghati, Kenya, along clan lines called 4.5, this is what Amin Amir had to say about the unfolding situation: “whenever I ask you to go, you should go”. Barring the last minute divine intervention, the incumbent Somali Prime Minister is about to leave office in thirty day’s time from the date the cruel Kampala Accord was signed (9th of June, 2011).
The most reliable and truthful artist was not so wrong, and the day he predicted had come thick and fast. With the help of regional powers, the most relatively able and successful post-collapse Somali prime minister by a mile has been shown the door, not because he was incompetent or got things messed up, or even impeached by Sharif Hassan’s parliament (sorry to say this but Somali parliament is owned by Sharif Hassan), but because he was too successful to the likings of the two Sharifs and their regional backers, including this time round, Yoweri Museveni, the Ugandan president who seems to be firing all shots in this hapless and hopeless country.

Sheikh Sharif and his name sake, Sharif Hassan aka Sakeen, the speaker of parliament, have a complete stranglehold on Somalis in south and central Somalia, and they want to keep things that way i.e. maintain the status quo. This is why regardless of who comes after PM Farmajo Somalis will continue suffering at the hands of these inept and selfish scheming Sharifs so long as they have the support of not Somalis, but our regional enemies, which have now added Museveni in their ranks. Not only did this unholy alliance sack an effective prime minster, but they had drafted whole rafts of proposals and restrictions that will make sure that no future prime minister will work effectively and independently without the big say of his quasi trusteeship.

Among the most notable point in the Kampala Accord and signed rather unfortunately by the two Sharifs and their UN boss, Mr. Augustine Mahiga of Tanzania alongside Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, is this: “The international partners and the Regional Bureau reserve the right to evoke appropriate measures with consequences to ensure compliance with the benchmarks and timelines by the TFIs including the application of appropriate sanctions against spoilers”. Spoilers being Somali politicians who try to lessen the severity of the noose that is being tightened around Somali necks since the collapse of the last Somali government led by late Mohamed Siyad Barre, a man many Somalis would love to see him reincarnated in Mogadishu. This point is also meant to be a forewarning to the future Farmajos that, should they take wrong steps, they will face the sack. A government that is not capable of generating revenue from its home soil due to lack of security is bound to face such inhumane treatment from the so-called international community. This is the fate awaiting every Somali administration that comes after Farmajo so long as the capital remains a war zone, its people killing each other along vicious clannish lines and the President and his companions restricted to Villa Somali and few blocks in Mogadishu.
For the past six months we kept hearing that the two Sharifs were at each other’s throat as their bickering and disputes over every single issue had surfaced in the open throughout the short reign of Mohamed Abdillahi Farmajo’s administration. Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, the president, seemed to be on the side of the Premier, or so we led to believe. The two were seen side by side in a military uniform in the front against the menace of Al Shabaab, where they made remarkable gains in some parts of Mogadishu that no other government in the past had managed to set foot in. What we don’t know was the fact that the two Sharifs, while appeared to be hostile to each other on the outset, were menacingly scheming against Prime Minister Farmjo, who was totally oblivious to the treachery of Sheikh Sharif the president. The two Sharifs may appear to be poles apart but they have one thing in common: cling on to power at any cost. The fact that Premier Farmjo is trying to hang on to power and put his political fortunes on Sharif Sakeen’s men, Somali parliamentarians, is just another futile exercise and a stay of execution just for a short period of time. His fate was already sealed in Kampala and consequently Somalis were denied to see a nationalist government in office for the first time in generations.

A few months back in Dubai hotel, I attended a conference where the subject of discussion was, inter alia, how to save Somalia from its current mess and impasse. The speaker of this meeting was none other than the famous pan Somali nationalist, Dr. Omar Osman Raabi from Djibouti, who predicted more than twenty eight years ago with precision that Somali state will collapse as a result of clan warfare and Ethiopia will seize this opportunity and have a complete hegemony on it. In his speech, with the support of graphical evidence and other relevant data, Dr. Raabi has predicted, once again, that Somalia has less than a few short months to save itself from a total irrelevance and oblivion, referring to the upcoming August deadline for TFG Institutions. He continued and said once the August deadline is reached, the anti-Somali coalition disguised as Somali saviors will take over from there and introduce a form of trusteeship that will give no say to the Somalis in the running of their affairs. Of course one or two tokens will always be handpicked to feature in any future government to give it a Somali face, but shots will be fired by foreigners, mainly by our archenemies Ethiopia and Kenya, both fearing the prospects of any revival in proper Somalia will have on the Somalis living within their country as second class citizens. The honorable doctor was spot on in his predictions twenty eight years ago and I believe he is not of the mark today.

Dr. Omar Osman Raabi

Somalia is on its way into a total irrelevance. Nevertheless, there was also a note of optimism from Dr. Raabi that every time Somalis found themselves in the most difficult situations, saviors emerged from within the community, citing Ahmed Gurey and Sayid Mohamed Abdulla Hassan, among others, as an example. That saviors Dr. Raabi had referred to in his speech may come from the folks demonstrating right now in Mogadishu and elsewhere in the country, but the future for Somalis is as bleak as ever.

Mohamed F Yabarag

Terror Free Somalia and WardheerNews Contributor

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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

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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