Khadafi

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  1. Times goes by fast, that is the fate of man, weather he wants it or not the clock ticks on. For some people, the duration of time is something of joy, seeing your children growing in your own country and and then reconnecting to their culture is what defines man. A human without a sense of proud in his root's or culture is man lost in the dimsy world of globalization. Somalis has now for some 23 years been scattered around the globe, within the 7 years to the dooms date of 2021 the old bourgeois-Beyzaani elite of pre 1991 Somalia who once in their life time saw the cosmopolitan peaceful Somalia will be to old or senile to do something that make a impact on Somalia. That is going to be a game changer. Sadly those "people"that I like to call the post-1991 will be people who have seen nothing then the barrel of the gun and chaos. But I am also optimistic. Maybe the youth in the west who know what statehood and rule of law means will change Somalia into a viable peaceful state with a modern outlook, and a firm conviction that Somalia can rise again in what ever means it can. But one thing is sure. No one, no Somali can blame the problems 2021 on a civil war that erupted 40 years ago, in 1991.
  2. Westgate attack: Kenya's 'Little Mogadishu' fears backlash Eastleigh is home to both Kenyan Somalis and migrants from Somalia Tuesday, September 24, 2013 A cloud of anxiety has engulfed the Somali-dominated Eastleigh suburb of Nairobi as the residents await the outcome of the standoff at the Westgate shopping mall. But many are also angry at the attack and rallying round to help the victims, like other Kenyans. Eastleigh is a suburb in the east of the Kenyan capital predominantly inhabited by Somalis, drawn from both Kenya and the Somalia, that is popularly referred to as "Little Mogadishu". It is a big business hub where East African traders come for shopping and is considered to be one of the leading markets in the region. It is normally a bustling place with everyone from hawkers, retailers and open market traders engaged in various activities to eke out a living. Following the claim by Somali Islamist group al-Shabab that it was responsible for the shopping mall's attack, some Eastleigh residents are apprehensive that they may be targeted by other Kenyans. A year ago, there were ethnic clashes between Somalis and other Kenyan communities after a minibus was blown up by militants in Eastleigh, killing at least seven people. According to Abdirizak Nur Ibrahim, a young Somali who has lived in Nairobi for more than 15 years as a refugee, life has changed drastically for many Somali nationals. Ibrahim says he fled Somalia to seek a safe haven in Kenya. "I don't know what to say, why are they doing this to such innocent people, unarmed people - those attackers are not only enemies to non-Muslims but to humanity," he says. "I condemn the attack and I wish that other communities will understand that we are against this ideology and share the pain with them." Another Eastleigh resident, Mohamed Ali, said he was concerned that should any of the attackers turn out to be Somali nationals or having emanated from Somalia, the community could be targeted. He thinks the harassment could come from either members of the public or Kenyan authorities, who have previously been accused of harassing ethnic Somalis as they search for Islamist militants. The chairman of Eastleigh District Business Association, Hassan Guled, says that they are waiting for the siege at the shopping mall to come to an end to gauge the reaction of the rest of the Kenyan community. Asked whether there is a possibility of retaliation against ethnic Somalis, Mr Guled said: "We don't expect that but we can't rule out criminal elements taking advantage of the situation to harass members of the Somali community". The businessman said no community should be targeted for the attack on Westgate shopping mall because it was an act of terrorism and an international crime that is not confined to any community or nation. The community has joined the rest of the nation to show their solidarity with the victims of the Westgate attack, and a centre has been established for blood donation and another for collecting money, food and other necessities to help those affected. Kamukunji Member of Parliament Yusuf Hassan, a Kenyan Somali, was injured in an attack that killed two people in Eastleigh last December. The MP was holding a discussion with his constituents after evening prayers at Hidaya Mosque when a man hurled a grenade at them, injuring nine people. Mr Hassan suffered a fractured leg and now uses a wheelchair. The attack on the Eastleigh MP sparked violent protests, with youths barricading roads with burning tyres. Kenya sent its troops to Somalia two years ago to fight al-Shabab after the group was involved in the abduction of tourists and aid workers from Kenya's coast and the Dadaab refugee camp, home to hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya. The soldiers have since been re-hatted and are part of the 18,000-strong African Union (AU) force supporting the UN-backed government trying to establish control of Somalia. Are you in Nairobi? Have you been involved in helping the victims? Send us your stories using the form below. Source: BBC
  3. Che -Guevara;979041 wrote: lol@Ngonge, a mole to flush out AS supporters like you. warlord supporter crying about AS yet undermining the central government. This horrible act shows how potent Al-shabaab and why FGS needs support from the world to tackle the problem with Al-shabaab. In defense for Che. I think I know where he is hinting at. I have posted similar posts before. No war-machine weather how well-equipped it is or not can ever bring peace to Somalia if somalis themselves do not want it. For Gods sake, I know why Che is doubtful for any peace by the hands of any war-machinery from Kampala. What could they accomplish that Ethiopians could not? Remember that the Ethiopian troops quickly drove out the Al-shabaab from major cities but when it withdrew the boys from hell were back. Most importantly what will happen when the cash-cow, The USA dries it's support for Mouseveni and Amisom... What will be the consequences for Somalia? We all know what happened when UNISOM in 1995 withdrew from Somalia. It's critical questions we all need to ask ourselves. Personally, I do believe in a open democratic peaceful Somalia but the road to that peace is bumpy.
  4. nuune;978807 wrote: There are armed police forces outside the Westgate most of the time and surroundings, even kuwa dharcad ah ayaa inta badan ilaaliya oo hoos hub ku wato, this place is frequented by wealthy Kenyans, expats and UN agency staff, security is always very high, at entrance, metal detectors are there(of course this is nothing since once you are armed you can go inside and kill the staff at the metal detectors). . Nuunow, your 100% but nothing can prepare an army or commandos for an assault by gunmen who are suicidal. If one's mission is todie and take so many people you can with you , their will be great difficulties in stopping them. Askari keenyaati oo baashaalka iska jecel maa kula eh in uu u dhimanaayo difaacida meel suuq ah?. Apophis: It's confirmed that a somali father with three children died. My thoughts are with those who died on this horrible terrorist act.
  5. Robbers would not kill 30 people, this looks like a terrorist attack. I hope that no Somalis are involved in this horrible act.
  6. Garoodi, a wise man once said that don't stare at the sun, if you do it you will hurt your eyes, same thing with the soul. Why even argue with an atheist? One who says that his complex life came to existence by chance or random events. What's more annoying is that if you tried to convince him that his very same laptop came to existence by random events driven by chance (example lightning hitting metal and then becoming a laptop) he would reject that claim and tell you that your a liar. Hobbesian: Your atheist, fine by me, you have made your choice as we all do in our lives but their is no need go into stuff that will offend us.
  7. Sound secularism means religious freedom. In other words no state should force religion upon it's citizens. But what Quebec today is doing is the opposite, it's forcing it's citizens upon atheism (non-religionism). Everyone should be free to wear the garments they went. The muslin women the hijab and the jews there kippa and the Sikhs and their turban. A second point is what is the definition of a religious symbol?. What would exactly happen if hijab-garment or the sikh turban becomes the norm of fashion in society? Should it then be allowed because of it's fashion status. Johnny B, would you not count the aggressive french secularism as counter productive? The swedish norm of "religions-frihet" should be a norm to be followed.
  8. Saalax;978297 wrote: Baraawe isn't even liberated yet. That does not have to mean that my scenario from hell will not take place,
  9. Khadafi

    The inlaws

    Avoid your inlaws, kolley dhaqankeeena saas waaye.
  10. xiinfaniin;978186 wrote: Khadafi, You made a valid point. I believe the president to be the executive because he is the one elected. The author seems to think differently. Xiin, the author has previously written good analyses of the political reality in Somalia. I suspect though that this mistake is an intentional error. The Jubba-affair and the surprising political deal that Hassan Sh Maxamud came up has confused and divided the previous staunch opposition. The author seems to be in that category. Jubba waa laga tagay yaakhay shimee laga hadlaa the ******* ot Baraawe and Marka and some parts of Mogadishu xiinow. It's not acceptable that HAG politician that originates from Galgadud has been appointed as a mayor for Baraawe.. What happened to the historical original city-based communities. Xaqoodo ha laga hadlo, That's the mutual interest between the groups in Jubba and me!.
  11. The guy Faarax is funny. I remember a more hilarious song "biito biito" he made a couple of years ago. I showed to a friend of mine and I could say that we had a blast. A bizzare but funny song is allways good.
  12. xiinfaniin;978121 wrote: President Hassan, is essentially ceremonial (Italy, India, and Israel are but few examples) and acts, not like a politician in the thick of controversies, but like a statesman and a father figure who breaks deadlocks rather than create them. That is the sort of president envisaged in our Constitution. . The Somali constitution clearly says that the elected president has the right fire/appoint the prime minister. I I dont know how the author of the article made that into ceremonial role. Isreali/Indian presedency can not fire/appoint the prime-ministers or head of governments. In conclusion, Xassan Sh Maxamud is the president of Somalia and the one whom primary responsibility rests upon.
  13. Che -Guevara;978162 wrote: Better than gun fight.. lol, mind you, add to the list that they did not use the chairs as weapons as the barlaamanka of 2007 did.
  14. Khayr;978077 wrote: You know the Salafis forgot about loving the rasul (sallahu caliyhe wasilm). In their efforts to fight shirk, they have made Islam to be lifeless and emotionless. You go the grave of the rasul ( sallahu caliyhe waslim) and they police your emotions. Bidda bidda, control your love and emotions. If only they knew what love was. Then they too would be over come with emotion. The rasul (sallahu caliyhe waslim) embodies beauty and all that is beautiful in this deen. Khayr, wixii aan sheegi laahaay adi aaba sheegtay . Jacaylka dhabta ah waa kan axmadaa, sida aa sheegtay. Islam has many dimensions but it's greatest one is the spiritual one, after all is it not a faith that leads us to God ? I am a bit critical to those groups you mentioned. I don't know why but it seems that their way of understanding faith and spirituality has sadly spread as a wild-fire in our community. Instead of infusing the perfection of the prophet (scw) his love for the poor and weak, his mercy for all of humanity regardless of race and creed it seems that they have made him just as you said a static figure. Axmadkeena (scw) sooma hayn ki dhidikiisa ahaay catar , from the best of the fragrances, his face the best of all faces. Khayrow, Khayral anaami riyadaada ilaahay ha kugu tuso.
  15. MMA was just surprised with how clan-ship can mobilize entire communities. We rarely see somalis from all clans joining huge demonstrations for peace and mutual intrests. Nuunow that's a valid point. Dad u banaan baxaayo nabad ma helaayo laakin caadifo qabiil hadey sheekada noqoto, waxaa laa arkaa habro 80-jirayaal mudaaharadaayo. Baydhabo folks should have the administration so should the original "banadiri" city groups who inhabit the coast-line. Baraawe and Marka and parts of Mogadishu must be given the right to form some kind of city based federal states just as the Harari community in Ethiopia got Harar. Imagine the injustice today facing the banadiri community where militias from southern Gaalkacayo roaming freely in Baraawe and Marka. If this is not possible because of the reality on the ground they should be given the choice of the joining the Bay-administration because of the similar culture. Jubba-land and other communities should press HAG-groups on this issue.
  16. Carafaat;977725 wrote: There are enough Somali laborers, why hire Kenyans? Caraaat, after 20 years of chaos and civil war, maybe we do not have qualified workers iska dhaaf injineero.
  17. The thread was an open discussion for serious discussion, not a pie throwing game. Tallaabo here is an old video/documentary about the in early 1980, It shows how the guerrillas had their own medical clinics, schools and marxist training political educational programs. Women played a central part of the liberation fighters. I am not eulogizing a Tigree movement but they did it with no formal state based support (Somalia ofcourse supported them , mostly by giving it's leaders diplomatic passports). But something went wrong in other parts of Ethiopia. The struggle died down in the east. Why?
  18. If this is true it is a major shift in somali politics. Accountability for murder and mayhem is the key to peace.
  19. Rice and meat combined with banana must be a somali invention. Hey it is better then the tiikniko, it does not kill people;)
  20. Mad_Mullah;977769 wrote: First of all the Eritreans fought while the Habesha Ethiopian groups fought as well. So the falling government had two fights to battle. Oromos and Afars can't be taken seriously, the Afars are desert people that don't fight and the Oromos are peasants. They are by far the largest group in Ethiopia and could easily take over. Yet they prefer to traffic themselves to Bosaso and then Yemen. Also read this: ] Mad Mullah, historical facts did not answer the question. Meesha wax lee ka jiro. In order to be effective we need critical thinking and feedback. Been yaanan lisku sheegin.
  21. Kolley sheekada shirka turkiga wey dhamaatay, When three men were sitting under the desk that said "somali president". Faroole, xassan shaykh and those ahlusunna guys". The Turks were probably saying "what is it with these dark people., who is the president". Hope the government gets all the support it needs from EU. These meetings and the recognition from Washington and London means that FGS here to stay but one critical question remains. Wax kasto dhamaad ey leeyihiin, what will happen when dollars stops to roll in for Moseveni in Kampala and Amisom withdraws.? These cosy pictures does not change the situation in Somalia, we have a entitity saying that they do not belong to Somalia, we have a puntland saying that they do not accept FGS, and of course we have our own crazy taliban/al-shabaab blowing up things, and then we have people whose intrest is simply not see law and order in Mogadishu. Big questions for Xassan Shaykh to answer.
  22. I invited was invited to a dinner today by a dear friend to me, an engineer by profession He has always been one of those friends you could talk hours without getting bored.. We talked about memories and things that friends do. As we are both married we talked bout how we in our younger days would exchange the phone numbers or the msn of loose but sweet xalimos. I reminded him of an incident when he wanted to be alone in my apartment and I refused, I said this loudly and h quickly pinched me because his wife was making the tea in the kitchen. I hope she did not hear my comment. I know ho women can influence men's choice of friends. Anaaba dad si xoog liga reebay. While I am from Mogadishu my friend was born and raised deep in the somali region of Ethiopia. He knew that i wanted t go Mogadishu for Ramadan this year but I could not because of personal reasons. But my friend with his chain-smoking beyzaani attitude said he could fast in Yurub so he went to Somali region of Ethiopia. He told me about a lot of developments but he also said that the region in comparison with other regions of Ethiopia was the lest developed. He also noticed that federal structure of Ethiopia was a theater but I told him with a firm conviction that this was not new news. Everyone knew this but he then replied " Laakin Gaadifyow, you get a strange feeling when you see all the yoth depressed and having a feeling that they have no future in a countrey that they feel they do not belong to". Becouse of his academical background he quickly noticed that the universaties in Ethiopia was in Amharic and that somalis in that region was one of those ethnic groups that never bother to learn amharic. In other words he described a people that faced Soomaliya and Keenya for buisness and education then in Ethiopia. Without being melo-dramatic some of friends say I am that's the quote that shocked me, What's really happening in that region and why have the regime in Addis closed the whole region from investors and even from human rights groups?. The dinner went fine and we drifted away from politics. He told me that after the afur their were long khat-sessions and that he enjoyed himself. I then asked him a rather private question but he then quickly again pinched me. I went home and I got home and parked my car I saw my neighbor a very short Eritrean man, I greeted him and felt some joy looking down on him (literally because of his shortness). I love that I am tall and feel exited when I stand in-front of a short guy! Yaab maahinow! Try it out. I greeted my wife and reflected about the day The great food my friends wife prepared and how his trip was. I then remembered my short Eritrean neighbor. Despite his people being short and only 4 million his people archived liberation and defeated an army that Somalis in the region could not. So what went wrong? Who am I looking down on that short man when his other short comrades achieved something tall somalis did not Nin walbo xornimadiisa asagaa aa gacantiisa ku haayo. The desire for freedom lies within the individual. Enough said but a perfect example that our somali brothers in Jigjiga doolow and Dire Dawa could have in their struggle is how a small band of Eritrean hard-core well trained political educated guerrillas defeated and humiliated one of the best armed governments of Africa. The Eritrean had their luck of history (mengistu lost the support from Moscow in 1991 while the somalis in kilil 5 lost or got engaged in a vicious Somali civil war in Somalia) but still (Mengistu) was not able to defeat the EPLF early 80-ties. Note that the EPLF was composed by muslim eritreans (ELF) and christian tigrayans. They were from different ethnic backgrounds and some did not even have a common language to communicate within themselves. They of course did not want to use the hated Amharic. While the EPLF regrouped and repelled the offensive mengistu conducted the somalis under WSLF or ONLF or what ever name was not successful in liberating one inch of that land. Some would in hurry answer that the TPLF and EPLF worked together and that is why Eritrea got it's independence. Isayas and Meles were both from the same ethnic group. Well this might be true but the same appliedto the WSLF at that time, They were in alliance with the soomali aabow or Oromo liberation front and Afar liberation front.. So using this as an arguement is not valid. The solers from Somali region in Ethiopia have some serious questions to answer, . My personal theory is that Jaale Siyaad (alle ha u naxariisto) intervened so roughly that the somalis in the region never had a chance regroup themselves decide their destiny. After the defeat in 1978 they simply went to Mogadishu, why fight when you had your Somali brothers in Somalia you could flee to? We have a banadiri proverb that goes like , nin mininkiisa meel ku haynin maxaas dad u sheega?. But one question remains that I asked earlier, what went so perfectly good in Eritrea but so wrong in Dire Dawa and Jigjiga. Maybe Abtigiis Zack or others could put their comment on this issue, kilinka ayaamahan maxaa ka socdo?
  23. A poem composed by a famous somali shaykh goes like "Maxabatu Fardun calayna" ( the love to him is an privileged obligation). Some people today pray and performe the rituals of Islam but no one has reached faith if we do not love the messenger more then our mothers and fathers. God even confirmed the prophet's faith when he said that he was sent to us as a mercy, meaning that loving him leads to blessings. Marka Maxabbada nabiga qalbigeena ha nagu badiyo.
  24. Mad_Mullah;977520 wrote: hit and run is still ongoing. Chinese still can't work on the gas situation in OG-land. Mad Mullah; nin walbo xornimadiisa asagaa aa gacantiisa ku haayo. The desire for freedom lies within the individual. Enough said but a perfect example that our somali brothers in Jigjiga doolow and Dire Dawa could have in their struggle is how a small band of Eritrean hard-core well trained political educated guerrillas defeated and humiliated one of the best armed governments of Africa. The Eritrean had their luck of history (mengistu lost the support from Moscow in 1991 while the OG lost or got engeaged in a vicous somali civil war in Somalia) but still he (Mengistu) was not able to defeat the EPLF early 80-ties. Note that the EPLF was composed by muslim eritreans (ELF) and christian tigrayans. They were from diffirent ethnic backgrounds and some did not even have a common language to communicate within themselves. They ofcourse did not want to use the hated amharic. While the EPLF regrouped and repelled the offensive mengistu conducted the OG or Somali region at that time WSLF was not succsesfull in llberating one inch of OG. Some would in hurry answer that the TPLF and EPLF worked together and thats why Eritrea got it's independence. Well this might be true but the same applies to the OG or WSLF at that time, They were in alliance with the soomali aabow or Oromo liberation front and Afar liberation front. Zack and Mad Mullah have some serious questions to answer, . My personal theory is that Jaale Siyaad (alle ha u naxariisto) intervened so roughly that the somalis in the region never had a chance regroup themselves decide theire destiny. After the defeat in 1978 they simply went to Mogadishu, why fight when you had your Somali brothers in Somalia you could flee to? But Mad Mullah we have a banadiri proverb that goes like , nin mininkiisa meel ku haynin maxaas dad u sheega? Those OG-fighers who are still fighting are in my eyes not sell-outs, but those who made a deal with Malas plus the famous Itixaad wadaads are a shame to that community. Kolley dhulkaas marka ey dadka ka imaaday ey ka tashadaan aa xal laga hela. As long as somalis are divided amongst clan lines their will be no separate somali region. Even so, the future is bleak, a somali government guarded by ethiopian supported amison army is not in the best intrest of somali seperatists in Ethiopia. Neither is the support from a vindictive Isayas of Eritrea. But one question remains that I asked earlier, what went so perfectly good in Eritrea but so wrong in Dire Dawa and Jigjiga. Maybe Abtigiis could put his comment on this issue, kilinka ayaamahan maxaa ka socdo?
  25. Time to cultivate those land, If only somalis understood the beauty and resourcefullnes our land. We could use the livestock of the north and the agriculture from the south and the fish from the sea. All these combined would make us rich rather then today, waiting on the ATM and getting and heartattack seeing the few houndred dollars we get from the ceerta.