xiinfaniin

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  1. ^^Tallaabo, I am not clueless. You are projecting on a unity that does not exist :D

     

    Oodweyne, as always you are writing more grammar than truth. Dismissing the elephant in the Somaliland room is akin to the proverbial ostrich. You owe us an explanation why Mr. Waraabe is speaking out in the manner he is doing, why attempts have been made on Mr. Kaahin's life, and why Madam Fowziya is getting the reception she is getting from Somalilanders abroad every time she travels to the world capital.

     

    Explain that. And this time you may want to focus on the ball, not on the man :D


  2. Xaaji Xunjuf,

     

    Consider the following:

     

    1) The Hawd clans who share Burco with the Love Mother, have been surveying, like a hungry crow, which (political) tree to land.

    2) Accusations of Siilaanyo's folks to have looted the coffers of the state are rampant.

    3) The Mogadishu charm resulted in many landers coming back for properties, for jobs with the goverment, and for the International agencies

     

    Use your head, not heart, boowe and you will see that your clannismen are unsure what the future holds for them, politically speaking.


  3. Oodweyne somehow convinced himself that D-block has been defeated :D

     

    In reality, there is no difference between Fowzia (the Foreign Minister from Hargeysa) and Saacid Shirdoon (the PM from Gedo). The only difference is Saacid's clan is high on Somalia's food chain, while Fowzia is (in the unfair Somali clan settings) the daughter of a politically weak clan , namely that of Oodweyne.

     

    If we were to take Oodweyne's conclusion of the outcome of Somali civil war, the "Pashtuns of Somalia" have 60 parliamenterians from Somaliland and few ministers in the "back of the bus" as well :D. But of course that is a bizarre oversimplification from an old SNM fighter from Gaashaamo :D


  4. STOIC,

     

    If you have been following the news, the president has conceded on Jubbaland issue in Addisababa. It was obvious Saacid was left out in that grand compromise. His hastily arranged visit to Baydhabo was a desperate move on his part to sabotage the Ethiopian deal. So Jubbaland is no longer a conflict for the president to continue --much larger players are in the field . To his credit,Hassan Sheekh rightly saw the writings on the wall.

     

    I only mentioned the Kismayo debacle to signifiy the missed opportunity this PM was presented with to show leadership. For Allah's sake we are talking about a man who thought Barre Hiiraale was a political card that could withstand with the political cyclone that was Jubbaland drivers :D

     

    Add that to the current Puntland vs SFG issue. He is missing in that discussion. Talk about presenting a comprehensive strategy to defeat Alshabaab . Zilch. On Somaliland engagement, he is absent and seems to not care. On Refugee issue. Zero. On constitution and federalism discussion, I dont know where he stands.

     

    Hassan Sheekh has many shortcomings and I have been quite vocal in highlighting them. But we all know what he stands for. He is stands for Mogadishu centeric Somalia --a Somalia that is no wise possible. He is for saving the legacy of the forces that defeated and expelled Barre regime from the capital. A legacy that could only be described as the ugliest form of civil strife. But he leads, talks , travels, and at times articulates why he is doing what he is doing.

     

    We need a new PM to balance Hassan Sheekh's shortcomings , even when the president does not appreciate ...


  5. I really don't care where the new PM hails (clan wise). That I never cared. Clan matrix never appeals to me as it obvious does to many here in terms of posts in the Federal government.

     

    Saacid has failed in Kismayo conflict, in Puntland relations, in the defeat of Alshabaab, in pretty much everything. It is true the president drove and still drives many of the policies that brought his government to a halt. But Saacid has shown uncharacteristic obedience. So my thinking is if a new prime minister takes the helm, he will have a fresh start and probably be a better position to learn from Saacid's mistakes.

     

    Also, our hope is the new prime minister will be more technocrat, more competent in understanding the constitution and the role of PM, and most definitely a person who is well versed with the donor communities innerworkings ...


  6. The reason is two fold:

     

    1- Somali people cannot get rid off this president --current constitution does not give a proper recourse to impeach him

    2- Saacid as Prime Minister has been particularly small minded and incompetent to the extent a whole year has been mostly lost.

     

    This is not to say Hassan is more competent than Saacid. It is just to admit that it is more practical to get rid off the PM than the president. A change is must to move forward.


  7. Puntland State of Somalia

    PRESS RELEASE

    12 November 2013

    With reference to the Government’s press statement yesterday (Nov. 11), Puntland Government’s Disaster Management and Rescue Committee held a second meeting Tuesday morning with U.N. and other international aid agencies in Garowe to share information and coordinate relief efforts.

    The meeting focused on the present situation following the Government’s declaration of a disaster emergency after a tropical cyclone struck several coastal districts in Puntland. Heavy torrential rains, high wind speeds and flooding has created a state of emergency, with 300 persons feared dead, hundreds others unaccounted for, and countless livestock lost.

    Eyl, Beyla, Dangorayo, Hafun, Alula, Rako Raho, and Jariban are among the most affected districts along the eastern and northern coasts. Many fishermen are missing and feared dead. The storm has destroyed entire villages, homes, buildings, and boats. The main tarmac highway between Garowe and Bossaso has been cut off near Sunijif, north of Garowe, causing the biggest logistical problems during the ongoing relief efforts.

    The Government has loaded 60 ton of emergency supplies consisting of non-perishable foods, blankets, tents, and medicines. Ten doctors and two ambulances are aiding relief efforts. Makeshift shelter centers are being established to absorb the displaced persons.

    Puntland security forces including the PMPF are using military transport trucks to deliver relief supplies to affected coastal districts in this vast territory. The loaded and ready trucks cannot deliver supplies by road, as the heavy rains and flooding has rendered dirt roads to the coastal areas impassible.

    Some communication lines are also off air causing more burdens. Communities in affected districts are in need of emergency supplies, including clean water, non-perishable foods, medicines, tents, and blankets.

    Puntland Government continues its appeals to the people, world governments, and international aid agencies to donate relief supplies and to support delivery of emergency assistance via airdropping of supplies.

     

    Disaster Management and Rescue Committee contact information:

    +252 907 793333

    +252 907 79149

    +252 907 746089

    +252 907 725309

    +252 907 794068


  8. Puntland State of Somalia

    PRESS RELEASE

    12 November 2013

    With reference to the Government’s press statement yesterday (Nov. 11), Puntland Government’s Disaster Management and Rescue Committee held a second meeting Tuesday morning with U.N. and other international aid agencies in Garowe to share information and coordinate relief efforts.

    The meeting focused on the present situation following the Government’s declaration of a disaster emergency after a tropical cyclone struck several coastal districts in Puntland. Heavy torrential rains, high wind speeds and flooding has created a state of emergency, with 300 persons feared dead, hundreds others unaccounted for, and countless livestock lost.

    Eyl, Beyla, Dangorayo, Hafun, Alula, Rako Raho, and Jariban are among the most affected districts along the eastern and northern coasts. Many fishermen are missing and feared dead. The storm has destroyed entire villages, homes, buildings, and boats. The main tarmac highway between Garowe and Bossaso has been cut off near Sunijif, north of Garowe, causing the biggest logistical problems during the ongoing relief efforts.

    The Government has loaded 60 ton of emergency supplies consisting of non-perishable foods, blankets, tents, and medicines. Ten doctors and two ambulances are aiding relief efforts. Makeshift shelter centers are being established to absorb the displaced persons.

    Puntland security forces including the PMPF are using military transport trucks to deliver relief supplies to affected coastal districts in this vast territory. The loaded and ready trucks cannot deliver supplies by road, as the heavy rains and flooding has rendered dirt roads to the coastal areas impassible.

    Some communication lines are also off air causing more burdens. Communities in affected districts are in need of emergency supplies, including clean water, non-perishable foods, medicines, tents, and blankets.

    Puntland Government continues its appeals to the people, world governments, and international aid agencies to donate relief supplies and to support delivery of emergency assistance via airdropping of supplies.

     

     

    Disaster Management and Rescue Committee contact information:

    +252 907 793333

    +252 907 79149

    +252 907 746089

    +252 907 725309

    +252 907 794068


  9. There is no substantial fundraising yet. What is reported is a pocket change compared to the magnitude of the tragedy .

     

    We should do more. Che, take the lead in Boston, contact mosques, organize them. There must a 510c3 Somali organization somewhere in Boston...

     

    I just heard this thing, we will do the same in MN.


  10. Hawdian;984782 wrote:
    xiinfanin -where will the caravan head this time as The road to Moqdisho& Kismayo is closed by HAG/DAM aljadid. :cool:

    The caravan is a federalist this time :D, Jubbaland is materializing as we speak. Hassan Sheekh will have to prove whether he really understands current constitution and what it entalis. He has no time, bigger powers are breathing down on his neck ...

     

    The separatists in the North are talking now with Somalia, but a lot of work needs to be done. Bay and Bakool (Miskiin Macruuf of SOL) needs guidance from the federalist Caravan. The central regions are organizing but our Gabals are out of the loop (again) and need to come on-board. Ditto the federalist Caravan

     

    So Hawdian, the tasks are large and laborious but the caravan will get there insha allaah


  11. Very important for East African community, for Migrants and particularly for Somalis in Minneapolis.

     

    Congrats to Abdiwarsame. Late Samatar broke a barrier, and Warsame followed suit.

     

    For those who were proved to be small in their attempts to block Warsame from being elected for clan reasons are proved that they are, well , small both in thinking and fortunately in numbers as well.


  12. When Xaaji Xunjuf's pictures and 'way duushay' mantra fail to move a needle in the growing consensus abroad and at home about Somaliland's failed bid for recognition, Ibti intervenes with facts and reason. She puts the blames of Somaliland's failure at the EU's supposed "animosity" to Somaliland :D .

     

    It is like blaming the judge for throwing a frivolous lawsuit out, rather than the excited plaintiff who misread the spirit of the law :D