The Death of Abdullahi Yusuf but what will history say... in Politics Posted March 23, 2012 Started off as a conscript as the majority of the people just use to join the army, went to mugdisho, he part took in a committe that oversaw the decision to impliment a military coup to overthrough the democratic government headed by Egal at the time. The innitial agreement was for Siad barre to stay in power for a brief period to return and re-enforce tribal hegemony for his people. Siad barre refused to step down and in effect only shared power with his immidiate clan and created hense the creation of MOD excluding Yusuf sub clan because as was clear the mistrust remained. During the Ethiopian Invasion the man was part of a regiment that was primarily dominated by Northern Soldiers hense why he was based in the north and the entire war with Ethiopia was orchestrated from the north after the war it is stated that the man assisinated the men who he thought would challenge him politically or militarily in the future. Further proof of his military weakness is evident in the history of the SSDF whose objective of overthroughing Siad barre was due to the desire to return tribal hegemony and remove or destroy the MOD allience. Even though SSDF had the most weapons given to them by Ethiopia SSDF failed to take a single square mile in Somalia Yusuf instead raised an Ethiopian flag on Somali soil. in 1998 he created puntland a tribal state to counter the independence of Somaliland in 1991, the state is still yet to reach its declared tribal borders another monumental failure. As president of Somalia that man destroyed Somalia's best chance at peace under the islamic courts union, by requesting Ethiopia to invade. The islamic courts union were not terrorists furthermore Yusuf caused the greatest national insult by having Somali's greatest enemy Ethiopia occupying its capital. Death doesnt insure great history...history should never be re-written.