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  1. That doesn't answer the question, what makes the Capitol so important? It has a bunch of trashed buildings, a small seaport and an airport. What else?
  2. So why should Xamar be so strategically important to Shabab? Why doesnt Shabab just go around it and capture the rest of the country?
  3. Originally posted by Sayid*Somal: ^he can pronounce 'international community' perfectly but with slight hint of disdain. but i understand he prefers to speak Arabic. as for how paltalk works - go to their website and follow the instructions. Perhaps we have at least one thing in common then. I hold the same disdain.
  4. Yes, I am serious. Ive never used Paltalk, does it work good?
  5. Originally posted by nuune: How strange, that in one thread you look for Somalis to speak in a discussion panel, while at the same time congratulating them for being the top spot of terror. Ps: The way I see you, you enjoying the unfortunate moments that Somalia is in. you live in a shell? I wouldn't call twenty years of country raping a "moment". And not at all, I just call a spade a spade and this is published news. Ive risked my *** the past two years jeopardizing my entire career in trying to promote productive programs in Somalia. Stats, data and numbers of these studies dont lie and another fact that remains are there are many here that support and sympathize with Shababs, one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter and all that. I would love for someone to attend the panel that is a Shabab sympathizer as I also respect that these supporters have their own views that drive them and a fair and balanced debate is necessary. Would you hold or attend a panel that is just one sided (?).... wouldn't be very interesting to hear the "party line" only expressed or productive would it?
  6. Shabab supporters should feel proud right about now. Perhaps now that you hold the top spot A.Q. support will now increase for your "cause". Somalia tops terror attack list Published: Nov. 18, 2010 at 7:53 AM LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Somalia now is the world's top terror state, surpassing Afghanistan, Pakistan and Colombia for the dubious honor, a British global study indicates. Somalia was first among 16 countries rated as facing an "extreme risk" from terrorist attacks, the Maplecroft global risks advisory firm said in a release. Maplecroft's Terrorism Risk Index was developed to help organizations identify and monitor terrorism risks to human security and international assets. The index released Monday uses data from June 2009 to June 2010 to assess the frequency and intensity of terrorist attacks, including the number of victims per attack and the chances of mass casualties occurring, Maplecroft said. It also includes a historical assessment of the number of attacks between 2007 and 2009 and examines whether a country is at risk from a well-established militant group operating within its borders. In moving into the No. 1 slot from No. 4, Somalia experienced 556 terrorist incidents, in which 1,437 people died and 3,408 were wounded from June 2009 to June 2010, Maplecroft said. It had the highest number of deaths from terrorism per population, and more fatalities per terrorist attack than Iraq and Afghanistan. The index indicated the greatest threat in Somalia was from the fundamentalist militia al-Shabaab. "For business, assessing exposures to terrorism is becoming increasingly necessary," Maplecroft Chief Executive Officer and Professor Alyson Warhurst said. "Business assets are vulnerable in certain high risk countries."
  7. Originally posted by Sayid*Somal: quote:Originally posted by Amistad: They also wanted someone from Shabab to show up and speak for a balanced discussion, so here is your chance if you are a supporter in mind, spirit, sympathizer whatever to speak your stuff. p.m. me for details. can they part take thru Paltalk? Sure, why not. We could out a paper cutout photo of a Shabab seated next to the other group members with a speaker and mic.
  8. Originally posted by NGONGE: No such people post on this site. We are all Taxi drivers (for now). yeah, ya know Ive heard that about a few present and former government members...all former Taxi Drivers & restaurant workers. I guess the idea then would be to PASS IT ON then huh.
  9. This black guy is a *****. Originally posted by nuune: quote:Originally posted by Amistad: They also wanted someone from Shabab to show up and speak :cool: yeah, funny huh? I had to kindly inform them that could be slightly difficult, unless they wanted to pay first class air from Mogadishu.
  10. Esteemed SOL Members, I am assisting in organizing another Somalia Panel/Forum discussion in the Washington D.C. area at Washington University the 3rd of December. Prefer higher education, current of former TFG, Puntland or Somaliland, Ministers, Cabinet Members, Governmental Authority members or at least previous public speaking experience and in depth current knowledge of all things Somalia. They also wanted someone from Shabab to show up and speak for a balanced discussion, so here is your chance if you are a supporter in mind, spirit, sympathizer whatever to speak your stuff. p.m. me for details.
  11. power to these ladies. I really like the first rule, it shows these ladies have ALOT of common freakin sense. Now if only the men could play by them Somalia could begin to repair itself in a matter of weeks, and this is a good example of how it could happen. The Safest Place in Somalia by Eliza Griswold ... riginalsR6 In the world's longest running failed state, Dr. Hawa Abdi took it upon herself to start a civil society on her land, complete with a justice system that imprisons men who beat their wives. Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel, talks to the Mother Teresa of Somalia and her daughters. On her family farm a few miles outside of the city of Mogadishu, Dr. Hawa Abdi runs a camp for 90,000 people fleeing war. Two out of three are women and children. Here’s what it looks like: In a sea of sand dunes, a patchwork of bright fabric moves against itself, as new arrivals weave the bramble igloos, like upside down bird nests that they’ll be living in. Almost everyone arrives hungry, traumatized, sick and wounded, and seeking the protection of this 400-acre oasis run by Dr. Abdi and her doctor daughters, Deqo, 35, and Amina, 31. For the tens of thousands of displaced people who’ve left everything behind and choose to live here, the women have only two rules in exchange for free medical care, fresh water and living without paying kickbacks to anyone. Displaced women and children at Hawa Abdi refugee camp in the outskirts of Mogadishu. (Mohamed Sheikh Nor / AP Photo) The first rule: There’s no talk of clan, the family and political ties that divide Somalis. “We are all Somalis here,” Dr. Abdi says. The second: Any man caught beating his wife goes to jail—an old storeroom with barred windows, until his wife and the camp council of elders decide to let him go. This means usually just a few hours in the dusty, hot cell, but its effect is revolutionary: This is the first time in history that Somali women have formed the basis of their own society, and it’s working. Dr. Abdi is a 65-year-old Somali gynecologist who recently survived a brain tumor. She is also one of the world’s greatest unknown heroes, perhaps until now. The camp is a case study in what Somalia could look like. The international community is beginning to notice. Last week, Dr. Abdi and her daughters arrived in New York for the first time to be honored for their work as Women of the Year for Glamour magazine. Bear-hugged by Cher and Julia Roberts, the three doctors welcomed the attention, but only so far as it served those they’d left behind. “We’re lucky if only one child dies in a day,” Deqo said quietly amid the glitz and hubbub. They are even training former child soldiers to work as nurse’s aides in the hospital, instead of going to war. Visiting as a reporter in 2007 and 2008, I was dumbstruck by the innovative work of these women, and by their utter moxie. After two decades and at least 17 failed attempts at government, Somalia has the dubious distinction of being the world’s longest running failed state. It’s a black hole in international news, in part because militants kill local journalists and aid workers—an effective policy to keep control through fear and to make it easy to forget the lives of those like Dr. Abdi and the thousands of people who rely on her. But Dr. Abdi and her daughters dispel the common thinking that this badland is beyond saving. This remarkable place began as a one-room hospital, which Dr. Abdi started 20 years ago. Today, the hospital has 140 beds. Or, at least it did until last May, when a gang of Islamist thugs, called Hizb-ul-Islam, attacked Dr. Abdi’s camp, and demanded that, since she was a woman, she hand control over to them. (The Daily Beast broke the story in the Western press.) As The Daily Beast first reported, when the militants hung up their black flag in her hospital to show their power, Dr. Abdi ripped a bed sheet off a hospital bed and hung a white flag. “This is a neutral place,” she said. “This is a place of peace.” Dr. Abdi refused to surrender. "Fine, you're men. But what have you done for your society?" she challenged. So she and five of her nurses were held hostage for days by the group, led by Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, a militant leader who has been on the U.S. State Department terrorist watch list since late 2001. And this wasn’t the first time Dr. Abdi faced down men armed to the teeth. In 2007, a warlord named Mohamed Dheere, then mayor of Mogadishu, sent his militia to attack the camp and seize a rare shipment of food aid. He failed. Once again, this past May, as news of Dr. Abdi’s captivity spread, thousands showed up to demand her release. Those whose lives she’s saved were saving hers. The militant thugs agreed to leave. But Dr. Abdi refused to go back to work until her kidnappers wrote an official letter of apology, which they did. They also smashed everything in the hospital—including four incubators, more than 100 hospital beds, and every door, window, and piece of equipment.) Today, the hospital lies in utter ruins, and Dr. Abdi and her daughters are determined to rebuild. It’s a daunting task, but if anyone can do it, these three women can. “The Somali people need to stand on their own two feet now,” Dr. Abdi says. Already, with almost no international aid, the people who live at the farm are finding ways to feed themselves. After 20 years of being fed by the international community, Somalis have grown dependent on aid,” she says. This, she says, is one of the worst effects of so much more. So, she parcels out land for growing crops and puts those who can farm to work. She has wrangled half-a-dozen rowboats so that people can fish in the sea nearby. Families share the boats by fishing in shifts. But fishing in Somalia is low-class work, like making shoes, so it takes some encouraging to break these old taboos. The same goes for cutting the vaginas of 5- and 6-year-old girls. (Ninety-eight of 100 Somali women are survivors of female genital mutilation.) The doctors don’t tell parents not to follow traditions. Instead, they educate both men and women about the health risks associated with the practice, and let people decide for themselves. Education is a major component of camp life. Relying on small international donations, the doctors have managed to start a school for 850 children. There are plenty of out-of-work teachers in the camp, so the school provides them a small salary to work. They offer continuing-education classes—including foreign-language training—to 100 women. They are even training former child soldiers to work as nurse’s aides in the hospital, instead of going to war. “If you save a life,” her sister Amina added matter-of factly, “it makes your own life worth living.” To see the camp on Google Earth, click here. To help rebuild the hospital, go to Eliza Griswold, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Tenth Parallel. Like The Daily Beast on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates all day long. For inquiries, please contact The Daily Beast at
  12. Ya just gotta love Amnesty.... the best part being the folks who want it, have to admit guilt before it is granted.
  13. Originally posted by Xaji_Xunjuf: Why should we allow this in our country? What's in there for somaliland. To help them with their logistics. Huge port fees, Intl recognition that Somaliland is a playa in assisting the GWOT and not supporting Shabab, forwarding someones else's meaning of democracy etc etc etc part two would seem to be getting the goods overland by truck in one piece all the way to the south. No need for locals to be wary of ICAO. It is simply an Intl airport safety standards, rules & regulations organization with no ill intent or ulterior motives in mind, they should be welcomed in any capacity building in SL despite what UNSOA wants. If SL opens an ICAO maintained airport it really puts them on the Intl Airport map and would have many benefits on the road to progress.
  14. Amistad


    Please p.m. me... your p.m. box appears to be full !
  15. You have to wonder if Johhnie Carson, U.S. East African Affairs, Somalia Unit et al ever pursues outside expert advice such as Mr Arman here before launching such policies? By Abukar Arman Abukar Arman is the Somali Special Envoy to the United States Somalia in particular and Horn of Africa in general are at such a volatile stage that any misstep -- domestic or foreign -- could only further exacerbate that perilous condition. One such potential misstep gathering cloud is the recently proposed US foreign policy toward Somalia known as the Dual-Track approach. First, a brief background: In 2006 -- over a decade after the infamous "Black-Hawk Down" incident that caused Somalia and the US to drift apart -- the US has shown renewed interest in Somalia. As a result, in recent years, the US has led donor nations in generosity. Notwithstanding the fact that roughly ninety percent of the over $200 million it donated to Somalia being earmarked to AMISOM -- the African Union troops there to enforce peace. Second, since the historic Cairo Speech, the anticipation was high in Somalia as it was in other parts of the Islamic world that the Obama administration would finally do away with that all too familiar foreign policy based on the global war on terror. And, for almost two years, while the US inter-agencies debated what the new policy toward Somalia would be, there was a growing sense of hope that the new administration would conscientiously craft a policy "based on mutual respect, and mutual interest". Then, all of a sudden, there appeared the Dual-Track approach! In a nutshell, this policy is based on engaging diplomatically and economically any and all Somali political actors -- armed or unarmed -- as long as those entities are not supporting the extremist group al-Shabaab. Even if these actors are overtly or covertly opposed to the TFG. Understandably, the impetus driving this new policy is the impatience caused by the rapid change of Somalia's security landscape in the past two decades. In addition to the growing violent extremism, there is the transnational threat of piracy, arms smuggling, human and drug trafficking. Needless to say that these threats are further complicated by the slow progress of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in building a robust security apparatus, and broadening its territorial control. But, in an apparent effort to adapt its security and strategic needs to the reality on the ground, the US seems to have inadvertently stepped into a clan minefield that could cause it, and indeed the TFG, significant political setback and long-term threat. And while providing economic incentive and the prestige of diplomatic engagement might generally lure or charm interest groups, in clan-centric communities that understand federalism only through the prism of the dominant clan's right to control resources and hoard power, it's likely to have an adverse effect. And while this is a "US policy made in Washington" it is hard to ignore how it closely resembles another failed approach to Somalia. Neighboring Ethiopia has unsuccessfully been pursuing almost a similar policy for two decades. It did not succeed, because, on one hand, it undermined the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of the Somali state; and on the other, as a result of the zero-sum competition that exists between clans, it was sowing seeds of division, marginalization, and hate that perpetuated violence and chaos. While it still retains friendly relations with the TFG, Ethiopia has unilaterally been engaging "Somaliland" and "Puntland" in all diplomatic, military and economic fronts as if these two political entities have the absolute autonomy to frame their respective foreign, defense, and monitory policies that are independent of Somalia. Make no mistake, Somaliland and Puntland had legitimate grievances that compelled them to explore drastic secessionist and semi-secessionist options. They have taken their matters into their own hands and since became success stories that should make all Somalis proud. Both have established semblance of peace in the North-Western and North-Eastern regions. On the other hand, their actions have lend a façade of authenticity to the so-called "building blocks approach" that some special interest groups were adamantly pushing in the past two decades. The deriving premise of that approach is based on an ill-conceived notion that Somalia could never sustain itself as a nation-state, and that its people can only coexist as clan-based enclaves that are independent of each other. The failure of the state, according to these groups, is irreversibly permanent. So, can these clan-based building blocks ensure sustainable security and stability? Clan demarcations are intertwined both in Somaliland and Puntland where distrust and territorial dispute have kept these two successful communities apart. And even more complex dynamics exist in the recently formed Hiranland; and soon to come -- should this trend continues -- Jubaland, and Banadirland. And, a preview of the new violence that is likely to ignite in each is already playing out in Puntland. Back to the Dual-Track approach; one of the most detrimental obstacles that would face this approach would come from the regional-based partners' unwillingness to participate in positive engagement on matters of mutual interest or collaborative coexistence with the next door free floating political entity. Any skeptic would only have to review the Somaliland and Puntland's record of collaboration in the many years that each was operating independent of the Somali government. In conclusion: If there is any indication that the best bulwark against the spread of violent extremism in Somalia is found through fragments of clannish polities and regions that function independent of the state, then both the US and Somalia ought to shout 'Eureka!' in unison. But that is hardly the case. Already these regions are expecting pigeonholed security schemes and safe zones under the command of various dominant clans in partnership with contracted private security companies (who are accountable to no one.) And this, needless to say, would only prove to be the best recruitment campaign for al-Shabaab. If this dual-track approach promises any hope, it is found in the words of Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, when he said in his presentation on this policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies "...we decide what to do, we don't base our decisions on what Ethiopia might think is appropriate and we'll reserve the right to change this policy whenever we want".
  16. US & ICU both made some small mistakes in which should have been a peaceful resolve for Somalia, but instead devastated what should have been a continuing process. ICU associated with and included in their ranks known and internationally wanted terrorists with bad history and the US and others should have recognized these relationships sometimes exist and are necessary in trying to stabilize conflicted areas, and let the ICU continue on its current path.
  17. Originally posted by Jacaylbaro: I know u know but you can chew and drive ,,,, One thousand Djibouti Taxi Drivers cant be wrong !
  18. Gallery of Intl Arms Dealers: LEONID EFIMOVICH MININ MONZER AL KASSAR SARKIS SOGHANALIAN VICTOR ANATOLIYEVICH BOUT JEAN BERNARD LASNAUD Israeli, American indicted for gun running to Somalia A federal grand jury in Miami, Florida has indicted an Israeli defense consultant and an American citizen of conspiring to transfer hundreds of AK-47s to northern Somalia. Chanoch Miller, an Israeli aeronautical engineer who previously served as an executive with Israel’s Radom Aviation, was indicted on June 17, 2010 on seven counts of conspiring to export defense equipment to an embargoed nation, Somalia, money laundering, providing false end user certificates, and related charges. His co-defendant’s name is redacted in the indictment but is described as an American citizen. Beginning in April, according to the indictment, Miller conspired with his American co-defendant to find an air cargo service to fly hundreds of AK-47s from Bosnia to the northern Somalian city of Banderal, using false end user certificates of Chad, in violation of U.S. arms export control laws. Somalia is under a UN arms embargo. But the transport services source they contacted turned out to be an informant for the U.S. Customs and Immigrations Enforcement (ICE) agency, the indictment describes. “On April 15, 2010, [redacted name of co-defendant] sent an email to an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement confidential informant (hereafter CI) and asked if CI had Antonov 12 or similar line [aircraft] available for two charter flights from Bosnia to Africa to lift 12 tons on each flight for two round trips, landing in Africa “to unload mil equipments” and return to Bosnia for a second trip,” the indictment reads. “On April 21, 2010, [blacked out] sent an email to the CI and advised the CI that the cargo would be Boxed AK-47s, 6 to 7.6 tons, and that the CI could choose to use AN26 or AN12 aircraft from Tuzla Bosnia to Banderal, Northern Somalia and that payment would be made by wire transfer or cash before departure.” “On April 21, 2010, [blacked out] sent an email to the CI and advised that he has enough cargo for 100 flights if the first flight is successful.” “On April 28, 2010, [blacked out] sent an email to the CI and also sent a copy of the email to CHANOCH MILLER and advised that CHANOCH MILLER, who was the buyer in Israel and who would sign the contract and pay the CI, had accepted the price at least verbally but was hoping to get the first flight done sooner.” Miller arranged through the same confidential informant to purchase 700 AK-47s, 200 in the U.S. and 500 in Panama, and fly them to Somaliland earlier this month. On June 15, 2010, the indictment states, Miller wired $116,000 from an Israeli bank to a Broward County, Florida Wells Fargo branch to pay for the air services including a $2,000 commission for his co-defendant, the indictment said. The case against Miller was brought by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Walleisa. Miller was arrested on June 18th, court documents show, and was due to be arraigned today. The indictment of his co-defendant is sealed, until his arrest or August 9, 2010, whichever comes first. In February, Somaliland local press cited an Israeli foreign ministry official that Israel was considering recognizing Somaliland as an independent country, but the official has denied ever making such a statement and said the local media had made it up. "It's pure fabrication," Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told POLITICO Monday. "A few months ago, someone brought my attention to the fact that a pro-Somaliland website quotes an interview I supposedly gave to the Israeli paper Haaretz in which I supposedly said a few things. I never spoke to Haaretz on any subject to do with Somalia or freedom of Somaliland. It's pure fabrication. And you know what, the funniest thing, after this is published, and circulated on pro-Somaliland websites, pro-Somaliland activists are asking me to be their friend on Facebook." Somaliland, a former British colony, is strategically located in the Gulf of Aden. The breakaway republic held elections on Sunday which international observers declared free and fair. UPDATE: Identity of co-defendant unsealed -- and he's got an interesting past.
  19. Originally posted by Timur: The embargo is on Xamar-based warlords and secessionist trash, there is no embargo on the guardians of Somalinimo. Nooooo..... the embargo is on SOMALIA
  20. No, 21 days ago. Oct 12 and based upon its information of roughly 9 knots speed that would be about right if one had to guesstimate. Last Position Received Area: Arabian Sea Latitude / Longitude: 22.95267˚ / 59.60146˚ (Map) Currently in Port: Last Known Port: Info Received: 20d 3h 34min 3s ago Not Currently in Range Vessel's Details Ship Type: Cargo Year Built: 1983 Length x Breadth: 131 m X 20 m DeadWeight: 7239 t Speed recorded (Max / Average): 8.9 / 8.7 knots Flag: Panama [PA] Call Sign: 3FBN3 IMO: 8100064, MMSI: 371939000 Arms & Weapons watchers such as the UN and some NGOs will routinely "tag" vessels such as this and aircraft breaking embargoes. Since Viktor Bout seems like he may be temporarily out of business in Africa no telling who this is, but anyone can notify the UN of what they think it is doing in Bossasso and it will be added to the list, then Panama may eventually be asked why its smuggling arms to Somalia.
  21. note to Dahir Asalow. You really do need a good English speaking editor. Is it true that there is relation between Dahabshil and Ahmed Godane’s group of warriors? It’s not positively expected to construct and develop the country and help poor people in the war ravaged territory where the violence seems to be endless and the humanitarian situation worsens. Local companies deceive and destroy one another by way of clannish purposes that were already established themselves. Dahabshil, local owned money transfer agency was established in 1970’s as its profile shows and secretly functioning until 1991, but after the central government destroyed, it became very familiar money transfer agency. In Somalia, it is something normal seeing plans based on clan and this company has been in manner of tribalism for a long term. Great concern and doubt faced Dahabshil company early this month after Ahmed Godane’s group baned Zaad Service ‘mobile money transfer’ which Hormuud telecommunication company established mid this year. This service was almost obstacle to the whole business circulation and money tansfere system of Dahabshiil as Zaad was very simple and fast money transfer and was lack of money and also was service used in the world today. When the story passes here a head on competition arises, then companies built in tribal purposes would initiate the tool it would use the opposite company as Hormud. Ahmed Abdi Aw-Mohamed Godane, head of Islamist militias fighting against the Transitional Federal Government backed by the African union peacekeeping forces, is close relative to the owner of Dahabshil company, therefore Godane became a tool used to disable whole ambition of Hormuud after his goup issued a warning that Zaad service can no longer exist than after three months beginning the date printed the warning paper. Ahmed Godane’s group indicated Zaad service that was serving for American and Jewish and was against Islam as they wrote the speech and it shows us that enmity of tribal disabling against companies. Dahabshil has contact with international intelligence agency and it transfers larger than allocated money which remittance agencies do. That is why intelligence agency is related to and it’s a line where ransom fund submitted for Somali pirates and cases in the Somalia The doubt and concerns came as the Zaad Service was almost cancelled and this caused many arguments in Somalia although. They accused of Godane’s group as a team not personally, but the action is said to be taken to defend the interest of relatives of Dahabshil and Godane. This act will lead that customers will not trust the company and would compel them to withdraw their asset from company. Many large companies in Somalia have gone rich with bad behaviors and exploiting people’s blood and not looking at merciful eyes once, but looking at theirs knowing the worst time Somalis are in now. With out pure competition and respect among Somali telecommunication and remittance companies and the lack of strong central government in Somalia, the situation will remain worse but they think development. Written by: Dr. Warsame Ali (Fiisiko)
  22. Originally posted by 'Liibaan': SNM + DAHABSHIIL = SOMALILAND GOVERNMENT (Source: Harowo, Somalidiid webside) The business sector, the Media sector including newspapers, and Kulmiye leaders are all united in one agenda: to suppress and dominate others. These groups have already put us on the road to dictatorship. It is real because the signs are already there. Dahabshiil is the leader of all the troubles in that part of Somalia. It runs the business machine, the news media, and newspapers. Dahabshiil supports the criminals from SNM and finances the fighting and conspiracies of all kinds. Dahabshiil controls the new government, the army, and other security agencies. Dhabshiil runs the show in the Senate and parliament. The political propaganda machine and the news media are financed by Dahabshiil. Siilaanyo and his comrades are hostages to Dahabshiil. Dahabshiil is the undercover cap in Hargeysa and manipulates the occurrence of every event. It is behind every political conspiracy that takes place. People are wondering and asking themselves about who creates the mess. They put the blame on certain individuals including Siilaanyo, Gaboose, Muse Biixi, and others. But they do not ask themselves who created those monsters. In order Dahabshiil to secure its business, it has to maintain some power in the making of events in Hargeysa. Its business wouldn’t have grown and will never grow under the present political turmoil and tribal distrust in that part of Somalia unless it has the power to control its puppets. People are looking somewhere else to find out the causes of hunger, tribal competition, the monopoly of business, the banking system, the suppression of other people’s concerns. The media in Hargeysa is controlled by Dahabshiil and can only publish the opinions favouring the interest of Dahabshiil and its puppets in the government and political houses. When writings of concerns from clans other than ***** are sent to most of the websites and newspapers run by people from ***** Clans, they are dumped into the recycle bin and laughed at. Today there are many disgruntled clans in that part of Somalia, particularly **********, ***********, Warsangali, and some pockets from *****. The intellectuals of those clans are active protesting the power grab of the old dogs which haven’t yet learned any new tricks and the interest these old dogs have in Dahabshiil. However, their opinions and criticisms are not allowed to appear in the private media in Hargeysa. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Dahabshiil has the monopoly in everything. Dahabshiil has unleashed these old dogs and they are doing everything which pleases Dahabshiil. The newspapers in Hargeysa are the mouth piece of Dahabshiil and in turn favour the Old dogs’ policy. In order to please USA and to keep money transfers open, Dahabshiil is creating an image of fighting terror in Somaliland and creating a scenario and a fertile ground for terrorism so that its money machine is not closed. Now the old dogs in the government are implementing that scenario as has happened in Awdal and Salal and recently in Berbera. Conspiracy after conspiracy is the common denominator for the actions of Dahabshiil and its guards. They are selling the story that some people from Awdal and Salal are responsible for the terror group which came by the sea through those regions. The people have not understood the conspiracy behind those activities and many others to come. Dhahabshiil’s hard currency has successfully worked this time. But who is the judge? Ethiopia has the answer. Mohamed MOUSA Email: I am thinking Interpol watches these boys and their actions moving money all around from here to there. Moving money for pirates and Shabaies is one thing, threatening peoples lives is something completely different. Additionally if they are doing all the writer claims, from a business standpoint that would amount to business suicide, doesnt make real good sense from that standpoint.
  23. Noora Moon 1 Voyage Related Info (Last Received) Draught: 4.4 m Destination: PORT SUDAN ETA: 2010-10-23 00:00 Info Received: 2010-10-12 12:55 (21d, 13h 35min 29s ago) So some country most likely between Bossaso and Port Sudan. Obviously whoever sold them wasn't to worried about destination or embargo`s as I doubt Puntland even has in their possession nor supplied any End User Certificates anyway.