.....(Hal-ku-dhigyo Dhaxal-gal Noqday) = ..... President, C/raxmaan A. Cali: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland dib ayay ula soo Noqotay Qaran-nimadeedii sidaa awgeed, waa dal xor ah oo gooni u taagan maanta (18/05/1991) laga bilaabo''...>>>>> President, Maxamad I.Cigaal:''Jiritaanka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland'' Waa mid waafaqsan xeerasha u-degsan Caalamka! Sidaa darteed, waa Qaran xaq u leh in Aduunku aqoonsado''...>>>>> President, Daahir R. Kaahin: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland waa dal diimuqraadi ah oo caalamka ka sugaya Ictiraafkiisa''...>>>>> President, Axmed M. Siilaanyo: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Boqol sano haday ku qaadanayso helista Ictiraafkeedu way Sugaysaa! Mar dambena la midoobi mayso Somalia-Italia''.....[***** Ha Jirto J.Somaliland Oo Ha Joogto Waligeed *****].....

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Somaliland: the defenseless democracy. By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye


The absence of international ties tellingly shows how Somaliland democracy has been suffocated. Our deep yearning for fully grown democracy has been continuously under threat from various forces that have no common currency apart from hatred against Somaliland’s prosperity and well-being! These factions whose objectives are miscellaneous in yet united only against toppling Somaliland assembled a blind men in the diaspora to tarnish Somaliland’s image but this movement has failed to garner a little support in their local districts never mind wider Somalia, and then resorted a desperate measures.

Some of the deadly conspirators are: Unionists from Northern Somalia, Alshabaab, Sool, Sanaag, Cayn, (SSC) Djibouti, Puntland, the piracy-lords, and the list goes on.

However, for the last 10 years or so, these groups watched each other’s back and have been shoulder to shoulder with themselves in aggression and destabilization in the entire Horn of Africa to prevent people from utilization of their natural resources and sustainable development. Somaliland national asset is peace, and are, therefore, determined to keep it intact at the all costs. “He secured fear and starvation from…,” Surratul Quraysh or “Blessed are peacemakers….,” Mathew 5:9.

Let us critically analyze these spectrum alliances one by one, the first category, the bogus Unionists from North Somalia comprise of remnants of militarily vanquished men of ex-Generals of Somalia who beautifully presided over the mass murdering of thousands of innocent in Somaliland, and engineered the enormous destruction that still visible in Somaliland major cities despite 20 years of unprecedented reconstruction by expatriates together with some indoctrinated morons who grown up in foreign lands. The military regime that they worked for, committed atrocities that constitute crimes against humanity in Somaliland during 80s when tanks and other armor vehicles are unleashed in densely populated cities of Hargaysa, Buroa, Berbera, and Erigavo killing civilians in massive number.

Instead of asking forgiveness from their victims, the perpetrators have begun lecturing when they safely arrived in the Western countries with their newly coined names to avoid justices; they claimed to be human rights defenders back in Somalia or even in Palestine— they can anything from Hamas ass-wipers to suicide-bomb interns to destroy Hargaysa—the question begging for answer is this: where are the ministers of Somalia who chaired Hargaysa Genocide in full view of the international media including Channels then? Help us find criminals like Mohamed Hirsi Morgan. Hence we will investigate your tiny village’s grievances of Camel raids, and set it free!—though we are not foreign occupation forces.

Closely monitoring Somaliland democratic progress from outside of Somalia, this fully resented e-guerilla, try to derail Somaliland’s stability by hook and crook, in their cheap sites, they frequently; ferociously portray Somaliland as a “family enterprise” or “clan entity” and etc; living in overseas as asylum seekers, these dyed-in-the-wool fabricate offensive statements from alcoholic hallucinations because they are suffering from Somaliland dystopia, living in fantasy and virtual world of Sony games, they feel Somalia closer to their desktop while overrunning Somaliland military bases!

A wishful thing— I used to hear for the last twenty years Mogadishu beasts are attempting or coming to destroy Somaliland but met a failure. Where are they? Stuck in starvation or what?—however, are they saying the British Secretary for African affairs and other EU ministers were a clan-entity guest rather than a state official one? This bulsh*t even idiots cannot buy it but they are good at selling myths as facts. Whenever tribal or awry cult sentiment arises; overwhelms Somalis, they go intoxicated and then begin to tell everything that comes at their lips without substantiation.

Somaliland has been doing whatsoever to attract Direct Investments (DI) from every country on the planet, and why the president of Somaliland had been on official trip to China to negotiate on direct investment in his country in building roads and other essential infrastructure; the foreign media extensively covered this issue. you can google it.

The second ones, acting little more than the role of Bilal Binu Habashi, the prophet’s Muezzin and the only black man in the history of Islam apart from the Moors, is said to be fighting to create the first black Caliphate on the planet,, Ahmed Godane, the head of Al-Shabaab, himself from Somaliland entertains his poor subjects including false unionists from Northern Somalia in Southern Somalia that he will remove visa requirements in all Muslim countries as of this is a “colonial legacy, and Un-Islamic as well” let alone Somaliland!

But Unionists from Northern Somalia have to be patient until Godane led Empire emerges, perhaps one century later! Nonetheless, Somaliland principle is “mind your own business”; therefore, the group sees Somaliland a number enemy. In their viewpoint, the elimination of Somaliland is not a religious but also a moral obligation for every Muslim adult.

Abusing freedom values which given by the countries they live in, Unionists from Northern Somalia does fund-raising for troublemakers in Somalia and beyond, they are determined for the derailment of Somaliland democratic process whatsoever means possible either through sending finance from UK, US, and Gulf back to Sool region to instigate a deadly civil war or allying themselves with terror forces against Somaliland “the end justifies the means” rather than assisting their fellow countrymen and women who are dying on daily basis before reach Kenya territories, what Somaliland has done to these lunatics?

SSC, at the behest, and a poodle of its financiers: Unionist from North Somalia, carries out ugly assassinations of their fellow kinsmen who are civil servants in Somaliland government to terrorize; deter their localities to join to the ongoing inclusive political dialogue; their targets are not only confined to men but also women and kids thought to have affiliated with or fed from Somaliland! — Actually fitting the Dervish meaning in Turkish and Arabic which means insane!

Djibouti which is a service country for the most of its time since independence, particularly has been a gateway to the Red Sea for Ethiopia in pre-independence era, has somewhat a legitimate concern when it comes to growing Ethiopian-Somaliland relationship. The former views Somaliland not only a displacing challenger but also a direct threat to its national interest, and that is why Djibouti— not necessarily hating Somaliland— always spends its little resources on futile, marathon conferences for the failed Somalia to put it back to its own feed— despite close proximity and intimacy with Somaliland, Djibouti fought to host UN, Arab league, AU, and her own funded conferences to immediately assembly the torn-war country which is beyond repair to block Somaliland possible independence, and had ignored Somaliland vibrant democracy altogether.

Djibouti’s last bid to revive Somalia did not stop at there, but they summoned North American Universities staffs such as Professor Ahmed Samater, a Somalilander but whose widely known belittlement of Somaliland’s milestone is attributed to a certain ethnicity prejudice (abtiyaashi), to explain how Crisis Management or Exit Theories work out to Somalis from failed Somalia whereas Djibouti beautifully replays of Magool’s revolutionary anthems including my favourite album “ afrikay hurruday hadbaan cunaay huruddoy” “ Africa fell asleep, prey birds are scavenging their corpses…,” to motivate the dysfunctional or the dead conscience of Somali political leaders and then move them to tears!

Baseless condemnation of Somaliland, the only place that survived the disastrous hurricanes that demolished much of the southern Somalia is very often traces back to tribal hatred and envy against Somaliland continual prosperity from the day of the independence declaration in 1991.

In recent times, many thought Djibouti has lost an appetite of holding of inconclusive meetings that made the barren country a way out of budget, and realized that “Somalia has passed away once for all!” Or reached a point of no reviving! And as a result expected to hold a funeral service to pay the last tribute to starving masses whose graves are yet undecided whether to be in Mogadishu or Dadaab because many died enroute to Kenya; however, the recent announcement of trilateral agreement among Ethiopia, Somaliland, and China to install a gas pipeline, a multi-million project, all the way to Berbera, Somaliland seaport city in the Gulf of Aden revealed otherwise, in some reliable sources, the breakthrough drove Ismail Omer Geule of Djibouti to make surprise visit to Mogadishu in his first trip to Somalia, amazingly enough, he paid visit to 1977 War wounded soldiers and distributed money rather than famine-stricken people!

To pressurize Addis Ababa to withdraw close ties with Somaliland which are not less than a formal recognition. Djibouti’s womanly affection for Mogadishu rather than Hargaysa which is only a few kilometers away from Djibouti is still a mystery! But some people suggested that Djibouti, a country the word Farm or Agriculture never been in use since time immemorial, realized the least possible scenario Djibouti can encounter is when Ethiopia transfers all transit cargoes( the lifeline of their country) to Berbera of Somaliland and suspends all vegetable food that goes to Djibouti since the domestic consumption is running high ! What will happen? The US force will flee not from bullets firing by Taliban but lack of water never mind basic essentials!

Eritrean insane regime further complicated Djibouti prospect for Direct Investment; the latest military incursion into Djibouti has exposed the blurred icon of Djibouti military vulnerability to world-wide investors. In the backdrop, Afro-Asian Bridge is supposed to built in Djibouti which has economic benefit for the whole region was suspended, so ever since Djibouti was alluring Somali successful business to fill gaps at the expense of Somali starving folks.

When Somalia which has two rivers, and a remarkable farmland massively died out of starvation; their Omer Bashir, who offered them land for plantation is wanted by the Hague War Crime Tribunal, this tiny inhabitable country has every right to be anxious!

This is not the first Somalis that displayed naked jealousness over Somaliland growing diplomatic relationship with other international community. When UK overseas development department (DFID) increased aid to Somaliland, entire sleeping folks awoke as thunderstorm landed on their makeshift shelters by taking to the streets in London, and Washington to air hateful messages but Somaliland took note of that and acted upon it.

Puntland, a safe haven for piracy and arms smuggling in the Horn of Africa, has been created not to secede from Somalia but just to imitate, and to make noise about Somaliland whenever some positive development is underway in Hargaysa, the capital of Somaliland. Nonetheless, the Majeertania people as they like to call themselves are somewhat smarter than other groups; in very often, they harm Somaliland not directly but through inconceivable means of Hartism, a tribal allurement, to stir eastern margins of the country where their tribe entity locates.

In fact, using stick and carrot policy, Somaliland taken away Puntland’s last weapon: an ethnicity, which they used to divide Somaliland diverse societies for political gains; again, Somaliland outperformed their cheap tactics of attempting pure Somalilanders into rebellion. Moreover, SSC, hand-made thugs who are fighting for no cause and their military failures made Puntland’s hope for Somaliland’s disintegration extremely dim. The recent abduction of Somaliland civil servants which was masterminded by Puntland was the height of despair.

Somaliland opponents’ claim that Somalis are homogenous people; consequently, Somaliland does not deserve a recognition is no longer valid point in comparing with hard facts in the Arab world, for the sake of argument , the homogeneity itself does not prevent Somaliland from going outright independent since Arabs are mostly Muslims but have different countries, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, and Qatar to mention a few, but all these countries are Muslim with Sunni version, what is difference between Kuwait and UAE? Why the UN does not force them to unite because they are homogenous or the word is designed to deny us of our basic rights enshrined in the international law!

Shiekh Abrahim Afghani of Al-Shabaab and his ilk have Islamic religion blended with some old paganism that calls for the murder of innocent, to illustrate Somalis’ hyper-division which is not only in political circles but also within the society itself.

For instance, in Addis Ababa, where the Supreme Islamic Council of Ethiopia is in charge of Islamic affairs such as Hajj, has distributed a Ramadan calendar leaflets to Muslim communities including Somalis living in Ethiopia prior to Ramadan arrival, despite all these, Somalis are breaking their fasting to different calendars, what a pity! One day I was sitting next to Ethiopian Muslims along with some other Somalis breaking their fasting/ Ramadan at sunset, the Ethiopian who knew the local timings better than any of us—as the logic dictates—begun to eat— but, we, the Somalis, breaking fasting in different timing took Ethiopians by surprise.

But the fact is that our Islamic religion varies from person to another but we have no courage to admit that, for example, one of us has Pakistani Islam of distorted Wahabi , another one with Sudan version of more relaxed one, I ate with the Ethiopian guys but that kept my fellow Somalis in shock, so I thought Somalis believe people of non-Arabs are not Muslim enough and does not know non-Muslims constitute more 90 percent of the world Muslims!

However, the emphatic homogeneity is just an oral not in practice, the only thing I cannot deny is that we have the same looking faces with little different accents or variations in some vocabularies but Somaliland language is the standard one, of literature, science, and media, which is widely spoken in all Somali territories.

Moreover, I have to admit that Somalilanders have very much in common with Djiboutians who left the business of the Greater Somalia, an outdated idealism, in 1977 behind them when French gave independence, and created ethos, national identities of their own rather than joining failed Somalia as one expected.

Furthermore, the foregoing, blinded by naïveté, political miscalculation, and good memories of been genocidal ministers due to the hash ensuing realties, extends not gratitude but pour insults to any western scholars such as Prof. Peter Pham, and Matt Braydon, a member of International Crisis Group, (ICG), who simply reflect “Somaliland Miraculous Journey” from rising ashes to electing president through the “ballot boxes”

It easy to destroy but hard to build, given Somaliland lying in volatile region and hodgepodge groups playing different cards from religious to tribal feuds for sinister aims, today, it is a miracle that Somaliland alone still fighting for their own survival and the enemies of all colors are so far unable to destroy Somaliland. But would the world ever come to their salvation before it is too late?

Source Asian Tribune.

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