• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Khadafi

  1. Your quite true that the federal government of Somalia is a weak government, squeezed in between al-qaeda terrorists and conflicting politicians that what to keep the privelages that they gained during the vicious civil war in the 90-ties. Soomaliland was actually a beacon of hope for somali intellectuals and still is. It wasnt easy being a somali intellectual during the early 90-ties when countrey turned into a mad-max countrey with death and starvation. You needed to see clear evidence that somalis could actually create somekind of a peacefull civil adminstration in order to have hope again and Somaliland provided that. I would say that the whole notion of a federal Soomaliya got their inspiration from Soomaliland. It is not by a chance that years later your north-eastern neighbors created a similliar clan-based adminstration and even started using the word land"when they formulated a new name for the countrey. We Somalis have a this habit. If you see one somali opening a kastuumo/niikis you will see the whole street ockupied by somalis selling kastuumos/niikis. I think that your well aware of the enermous steps of stability koonfurta has undertaken. The first election of a Soomali president were held in Somalia and despite the huge obstacles , Pres. Xassan Sheekh succeeded in laying the framework a federal region based Soomalia. This was a crucial step in south as this was needed to calm the fragmented diverse south. The next big step that showed showed the return of the Somali government and what I would say is a milestone in post-1991 Somali political history is the peacefull transfer of a presidedency in Mogadishu by person in the H-block to person to the D-block. The third evidence is the solid international recognition. It has been 30 years since some not all somalis in hargeysaa (SSC, Boorama) demanded for seperatism. That project failed, if it would have been succsesfull then we would have seen Somaliland as a fully recognised nation. Instead of that as of in 2018 the FGS has firmly and succsesfully demanded that your region/nation/countrey (I dont care about semantics, if you wish it be called countrey so be it) to be treated in a equal way just as other somali regions are treated. What I am asking you is , if the boat sailed, where is it going? 30 years is a long time and the region is changing. It should be no suprise to you that the youth of Somaliland are seeking greener pastures in other greener pastures of Somalia becouse of the dire economical situation. The same could be said about the youth in the koonfurta. Even the late respected Pres cigaal (AUN) a somali nationalist said in a recorded speach that he ready for talks with other somalis once the south has cooled down. Sadly he passed away a few months after that famous interview was conducted. Politics changes, what sounded as popular slogan during the 1990-ties might sound alien or simply not relevant for a younger generation. Forget about Somalia/Somaliland, young somalis are now interconnected to each other through the social meda then never before. In short, southerners and the vast majority do share my views based upon my re-search, they are not intrested in enforcing afweyne type of central government and do not view the brotherhood of soomaliweyn connected to any kind of military adventurism. That hysteria and irrational phobia has been mainly coming from northerners and I think it has to do with the political agenda of fostering unity between northerners by screaming about an imagined threat posed by orchs of Somali koonfurians. It is not a coincidence that during Ramadaan the old man in Hargesaa had to call bunch of guul-wade journalsts and basically sell them the imagined tale of Barre 's incarnated corps like dhagdheer was doing a large scale invasion of small dusty town named Tukuraq. While everyone in the briefing room and those who followed it understood this was a simple tribal skirmish. The old man had to use scare tactics by stating "dagaal aan ku jirna". If I recall it correctly only one critical jorunalist had the the guts to spill it out and and call the whole incident for what it was. A simple tribal skirmish. By the way, regarding the borders, I do not have a problem with them but it's tragic when I see a somali using the colonial lines drawn line drawn by a few white gaalo men in a beer filled room in Berlin. Whats more tragic to see is that to see a Somali using these map-lines as a form a xirsi, seeking barako from it. Yaab! Ar niman cadaan ah oo cayilsan warkhad xun ey khariirad ku qoreen waxba kuma tareyso ee iska tuur yaakhay.
  2. Xaaji, Sorry to burst the bubble, Even though Cigaal was a brilliant politician what made him succsessfull in that field of politics was that his northern enclave had stability to certain degree. While the south had a vicious civil war, the north was slowly getting out of it. International observers wanted "a somali leader" that resembled an institution that they could speak too. As for today, the recognition of FGS and its increasing influence makes it harder for you or anyone else in Somalia to go back to those days. Compromising a nations unity is a big "no no" within international diplomatic circles or between foregin ministries of the world.
  3. Galbeedi might be far fletched but he has historical truths on his side. Why should Somalis fight against oromos when both people are cushitic and a large part of the oromos are islamic?. This might be a chance for all opressed people in that land to gain some historical justice from years of abyssinian xabashi opression. Lets look beyond a few few skirmishes and see things with some insight. By the way waxaa yaab badan how somalis never engage in self-criticism. What has made these oromos angry? Might it have been the TPLF using somali merceneries aka Liyuu police to massacre them when they were on the streets demonstrating? Why have not the Oromos engaged in skirmishes with Amhara region? I am not taking a defeatist stance nor am I being conspiratorial here but yaanan la deg-degin. IF Abey Ahmed is not a gaal is qarinaayo aka amharisied oromo, somalis have powerfull role to play. If he is one balaayo ayaa soo socoto. Regarding the ONLF they do have legitamate demands and is today just as you said the only viable opposition that has machinery to carry out an agenda but their methodology is flawed. Deeply flawed. The scars from fthe 90-ties are still fresh in some people minds. What probably unites people in the Somali region is without a doubt Soomalinimo, and Islaamnimo . What divides them is clan-based political organisation that is actually is trying to convince other deeply suspicious Somalis to accept that clan-based name for the region. Galbeedi, ask yourself the sincere question. Would a simple non-og Somali tnomad take up arms with other OG-somalis in a fight for "ogadeniya". Forget about other non--og somalis, even sub--tribes within the og- nomads would be suspicous of each other. This is the reality on how much division that exists between us somalis. While they, the Oromos are led by an Oromo with a muslim name, conspiring with an assimilated christian Oromo (Legassa guy). By the way, Legassa guy was actually the one who put forth Abey Ahmed as a candidate to the EPRDF central commite. He was the one who demonised the somalis in the media. Soomalida gobolkaas daggan hadey talo rabaan, waxaan dhihilahaay soomalinamada ku noqdo.
  4. Your forgetting that 2 million somalis, from all walks of life and regions live in Mogadishu.
  5. Iran's Rouhani warns Trump about 'mother of all wars' Share Tweet Email Share Sunday July 22, 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying “America should know ... war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” but he did not rule out peace between the two countries, either. Iran faces increased U.S. pressure and looming sanctions after Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 international deal over Iran’s nuclear program. Addressing a gathering of Iranian diplomats, Rouhani said: “Mr Trump, don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret,” the state new agency IRNA reported. “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” Rouhani said, leaving open the possibility of peace between the two countries which have been at odds since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. “You are not in a position to incite the Iranian nation against Iran’s security and interests,” Rouhani said, in an apparent reference to reported efforts by Washington to destabilize Iran’s Islamic government. In Washington, U.S. officials familiar with the matter told Reuters that the Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant groups. Current and former U.S. officials said the campaign paints Iranian leaders in a harsh light, at times using information that is exaggerated or contradicts other official pronouncements, including comments by previous administrations. Rouhani scoffed at Trump’s threat to halt Iranian oil exports and said Iran has a dominant position in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping waterway. “Anyone who understands the rudiments of politics doesn’t say ‘we will stop Iran’s oil exports’...we have been the guarantor of the regional waterway’s security throughout history,” Rouhani said, cited by the semi-official ISNA news agency. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday backed Rouhani’s suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are halted. Rouhani’s apparent threat earlier this month to disrupt oil shipments from neighboring countries came in reaction to efforts by Washington to force all countries to stop buying Iranian oil. Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for any hostile U.S. action. newsinsidSeparately, a top Iranian military commander warned that the Trump government might be preparing to invade Iran. “The enemy’s behavior is unpredictable,” military chief of staff General Mohammad Baqeri said, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. “Although the current American government does not seem to speak of a military threat, according to precise information it has been trying to persuade the U.S. military to launch a military invasion (of Iran),” Baqeri said. Iran’s oil exports could fall by as much as two-thirds by the end of the year because of new U.S. sanctions, putting oil markets under huge strain amid supply outages elsewhere. Washington initially planned to totally shut Iran out of global oil markets after Trump abandoned the deal that limited Iran’s nuclear ambitions, demanding all other countries to stop buying its crude by November. But it has somewhat eased its stance since, saying that it may grant sanction waivers to some allies that are particularly reliant on Iranian supplies.
  6. Someone wise said: Aan is waheshano walaalayaal aan wada jirno walaalayaal Shicibyahow wanaagsan walaalayaaloow wadnahayagi rumaadoow walaalayaaloow Wadajir bey laba gacnood wax ku qaban karaanee Wadajir bey laba gacnood wax ku qaban karaanee Aan is waheshano walaalayaal aan wada jirno walaalayaal
  7. Weather we like it or not, Ducaale has a valid point Che-guevara. All he is saying is that their political demands might be legitamate but their methods are deeply flawed. Ducaale, ask the hargeysaa mafiooso why they were handing over those ONLF members to the TPLF or a matter for a fact why all somalis from the somali peninsuala were paying homage to gaalki bakhtiyay Meles by handing over suspected Somali ONLF members to him. Was it out weakness becouse of the wretched disunity that exists between somalis or did you feel it was a sign of soverignity of your clan enclave.? If you choose the latter thats a sign of intellectual insanity or simply hypocrosy. The same questions could be asked to odaygii taangi tigree ku yimid xamar or the cursed al-shabaab fanatics that enjoy the spilling of blood. Soomalida wexey ku maahmaahdaan "waxii la qariyo, qurun ayaa ku jiro" I
  8. Agreed Tillamook, but the problem is once a fire erupts it is hard to extinguish it. It's all over the news and it is starting to disseminate amongst somali circles.
  9. Galbeedi, Your correct in your analysis regarding Abey Ahmed's cultural orientation. It is without any kind of doubt that Caabeey Axmed is an abyssinianised Oromo. But Caabey taking power and the Amxaras lurking in the background in order to create the the gone day's of Ityopia Tikdem will not matter for the Somalis. As you know the region that have not assimilated in anyway or have been drawn to cultural sphere of the Xabashida are mainly the Somalis. They are today not part of the political changes happening in Ethiopia and even the xabashida themselves admit that they really do not see those soomali-galbeed as "ethiopian" by culture, religion and so on. Nothing of great value will change for the Somalis. The reason for this is that the Caabey Axmeds quest for "reforms" is becouse of the internal economicl crisis that the EPRDF is facing. What many have not been able to see is that these reforms are mainly driven by deep econmical factors. I dont know ifyou remember this, but last year the IMF issued a stark warning to Haile Mariams government. This was followed shortly by visit by Christian Lagarde, the chairwoman of the IMF. The first visit by an IMF leader to an African nation. The visit coincided with the ethnic unrest the scared away the little remaining investors. In januari, In december 2017 according to a friend of mine the government didnt not even have money to pay off the police officers of the countrey. The countrey was descending into anarchy and chaos becouse the economical bancrupcy. Even the chinese as we noted on SOL a couple of months ago defaulted on the loans that they readily gave to the government. That said, the main question is how will this impact on the Somalis? Nothing, Some are to young to remember this but history does repeat itself. When Aman Andom took power in the DERG before being ousted by Mengistu, he was singing the same tunes as todays Caabey. He even visited Dire Dawa in the 70-ties and gave a passionate speach to Somalis elders and promised them reforms as I have been told. He did the same to the Eritreans but nothing changed. Just as you noted the best hope for the Somalis that are not part of the political fabric of that countrey is to see Tigreega wanting article 39 but as you know they will never do that. The bonds to their Xabashi kindren is to strong. Lets face it, as long as Somalia is weak and broken soomali-galbeed will never be liberated.
  10. Galbeedi spoke the truth about the history of Wooyane's TPLF history of destabilizing the horn of Africa and creating sedition amongst Somalis. Somaalida been in ey isku sheegan ayey jecelyihiin but who remembers the 90-ties when lorries of Ethiopian arms were arriving to feuding tribal warlords in Mogadishu. The north wasnt so diffirent. A few somali leaders were in away getting active support in the what they saw as legitamate political project with their blinded eyes but was in realiity the weakning of the ethnic ties that existed amongst all Somalis To add some salt to the injury they even added a 6-th pillar to Islam and replaced the Xajka with the informal siyaaro to Addis Abeba. Every aspriring somali leader went to Addis Abeba to declare his loyalty thus cementing the client-state relationship. Yaab! Galbeedi laakin amuu ku fuduuday isbadalka Caabey Axmed? What makes him belive that the TPLF has reluinqished power without a single shot fired? Thats something that many do not understand. Africa is known for one thing surely. Jabhad iskama tagto ee tag ayaa la dhahaa.
  11. So he finally entered the black hole of petty tribal feuds? Manna la yaabo yaasinka! "Waxbarashadiisa" ma saan ayaa u dambeysay? Ninkaani waligiisa fudeedka soomalida ku arkay ayuu necbanaa laakin waaxaa yaab eh asaga ayaaba fuedeedkaasi qabo. Waxaan soo xasuusto anaa Tiifiiga ka dawaanayo dood uu ka qaybgalay. Marka uu wakhtigiisa dahamaaday intuu si aqoonyahanimo uu dhageysanlahaa dadka kale wuxuuba ku xanaaqay qofka dooda soo abaabulay. He was asked why he was leaving the debate and he answered in a very ego-centric way "I need more time to explain these issues". It didnt occur to him that the other academics he was debating also needed to talk hence their is a good reason why a debate time of 20 minutes is more then enough. Ducaale is correckt when you get the feeling that when he speaks its all about him. I
  12. I had my doubts but the political turmoil in Ethiopia seem to have swayed the EPRDF to the bossoms of Afwerki. Maakhiri remember that this guy Abiey Ahmed belongs to the deep state. He was the one who was behind the jailing of the Nadwatul Ulama, the muslim community in Ethiopia. His origins within the murky state security of Ethiopia is well known. It is not a coincidence that the Tigrayan TPLF reached the conclusion that they need their kindren Eritrea when they are now today in their weakest point. History repeats itself. It was the EPLF of Eritrea that armed and galvanized the TPLF in the beginning. Kolley Waxaan rajaynaa in dadka la mid ah Jawaad Ahmed iyo oromo kale in ey culeys saaran Abiey Ahmed.
  13. Many parts of Somalia are like that. Its about time somalis ate what they produced instead of galaaay cadaan soo nacay.
  14. Sunday July 8, 2018 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethio­pian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed traveled Sunday to Eritrea, once a bitter rival, for an unprecedented summit with its longtime leader, Isaias Afwerki. State Eritrean television showed an Ethio­pian Airlines plane landing at the sparse airport in the Eritrean capital of Asmara, where a brass band was drawn up to greet the prime minister for the first such visit in two decades. The two Horn of Africa neighbors have been sworn enemies for the past 20 years since fighting a brutal ground war from 1998 to 2000 that saw at least 70,000 killed. In the intervening years, the two sides have clashed repeatedly and supported rival rebel movements. Abiy was greeted by Isaias himself at the airport and they strode past the uniformed band and honor guard, occasionally smiling and laughing together — a marked contrast to the Eritrean president’s normally stone faced public appearances. The two men were welcomed by women in traditional dress waving palm fronds as well as rows of officials before they retired to the airport VIP lounge and sat beneath portraits of themselves sipping juice. Before departing from the airport, Abiy waded into the crowd of welcoming women and exchanged hugs. As the convoy of vehicles carrying Abiy passed through downtown Asmara, crowds lined the street and cheered loudly, spilling into the road and slowing the cars to a crawl. The change in relations between the two countries has stunned observers. For the first time in decades, Ethio­pian flags adorned the streets of Asmara and other cities in preparation for Abiy’s visit, according to photos tweeted by Natalie Brown, the U.S. chief of mission in Asmara. The rumored visit was confirmed by Abiy’s chief of staff, Fitsum Arega, on Sunday morning. “Abiy Ahmed has left to Eritrea, Asmara today to further deepen efforts to bring about lasting peace between the people of Ethiopia & Eritrea,” he tweeted. “Our two nations share a history & bond like no other. We can now overcome two decades of mistrust and move in a new direction.” Nearly 30 years ago, the future leaders of the two countries were comrades in the struggle against Ethiopia’s communist dictatorship. But after its overthrow and Eritrea’s declaration of independence, relations soured despite close cultural and linguistic ties. Ethi­o­pia’s new reformist prime minister, Abiy, broke the deadlock between the two countries on June 5 by accepting the 2000 peace agreement that ended the war, which would involve ceding territory still held by Ethi­o­pia. Events moved quickly after that, with Isaias accepting the overtures as a “positive” move and sending a delegation led by his foreign minister to Addis Ababa a week later. Now there has been talk of reopening long-closed air links between the two countries this year. The summit will probably involve negotiations on how to begin the complex process of returning territories to each other and separating populations as well as restoring ties. Under Abiy, Ethi­o­pia appears to be embarking on a new path of reform, but Eritrea has been characterized as one of the most authoritarian states in Africa. For much of the last 20 years, Eritrea has been focused on its conflict with Ethi­o­pia with substantial spending on its military and indefinite mandtory military service that has sent hundreds of thousands Eritreans seeking to immigrate to Europe. The meeting “heralds a new era of peace & cooperation,” Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Meskel tweeted Sunday. In interviews broadcast live on Eritrean state television interviewed, people praised the visit and welcomed peace between the two countries. “Peace is everything,” said an elderly man wearing a turban and sunglasses.
  15. A few men might have chosen to live amongst the baajunis, but everyone in Somalia knows that this is the heart land of the baajuni community.
  16. Talaabo that could be work but what your missing is that most of the so called "liyu force" are compromised of defected onlf rebel soldiers. Ironic isnt it?
  17. Why accept the Colonial definition of the white-man gaalka when it is not clearly to your advantage? Talaabo, when those colonialists used to a rename an area they did it with a specific agenda. Divide and rule
  18. Thats a valid question that that they need adress, overcome and finally lay it to rest. Even if some of those so called "intellectuals" can understand the the logic behind the name the question that begs to be asked is: With the trauma that somalis gas gone through the 90-ties can the masses accept such a divisive tribal name? Amxaaro Ayaan la dagalaamo, magac qabiilna waa sitaa , soomali na in ey i soo racaan aan rabaa waa bilaa xikmad.
  19. The noose around Abdi Ileys neck has been tightened by his own master. It seems that those who he tortured and maimed under direct orders from the TPLF has now been legitimized. I wonder what he is thinking of at this very moment. The events are unfoulding and those somalis from region 6 need to come together and agree upon a common stance. The Oromos have united and they seem to have achieved their goal. The least the ONLF could do is to learn from their grave mistake they made in 1994. They need to understand that their political demands are at odds with current political narrative of "etiopia tikdem" (Unified Ethiopia). In a nutshell they should not trust the political gestures made by Abey.
  20. Its not often that you see real changes of any worth happening in the murky waters of Somali politics. The discovery of oil in Soomali-galbeed might be one shift that will radically change the lives for Somalis in those areas. Its important to note that the Xabashida has allways seen the soomali-galbeeed as somekind of a a desert buffer state. While the discovery of oil and its production has now begun its only a matter of time when thousands of desperately poor xabasho will begin to move to those areas. As always, somalis in those areas are sidelined and to divided to form a united stance against these great threats.
  21. Ethiopia Launches Test Crude Oil Production Share Tweet Email Share Friday, June 29, 2018 Poly-GCL Petroleum Investment Limited today officially kick start crude oil production test in Ogaden Region of Ethiopia. The test production came after the heads of the company have met with Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed yesterday. The two have talked about the prospect of commercial quantities of crude oil in the region. The news comes at a critical time Ethiopia is battling with a foreign exchange shortage. If all goes well the country expects to earn about one billion dollars annual hard currency from export of the oil, according to Prime Minister Abiy, who stressed that his government will not allow oil production to distract the nation from focusing on the existing economic sectors, such as agriculture and industrial development. The company has also been working to start gas production and is expected to commence in the coming two years after the pipeline between Ethiopia and Djibouti will be completed. The company has taken over the project from Petrons Company of Malaysia, which was working on the project since August 2007 till it has left after a dispute with Ethiopian government. The project location is also remembered for the death of 74 Ethiopian and Chinese, who were victims of the armed group Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) attack of April 2007. Along with a few rebel groups operating in Ethiopia, the ONLF, which was named by Ethiopian government as terrorist group is now welcomed by the new administration led by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed to be engaged in peaceful talks. meanwhile the ONLF opposes the commencement of crude oil production int the region with its statement that followed the news. “…The party expressed its disapproval of the starting of oil production testing in Ogaden. ONLF demands a referendum and then negotiation with the government of Ethiopia before any exploration or production. This announcement poses a serious challenge to the PM’s calculus in transforming the conflict and political repression in the Somali region,” Mesfin Negash, exiled journalist who was one of the founders of Addis Neger newspaper, commented on FB. Poly-GCL Petroleum Investment Limited is Chinese Company with a subsidiary company named Poly Central Africa Petroleum Company, registered in a tax haven British Virgin Island some three years ago, according to the offshore leaks database of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).\ Oil exploration in Ethiopia has about a century old history. The first exploration license for the then Harrarge province was granted in 1915 and subsequently transferred the Anglo American company, a London subsidiary of Standard Oil Company, ultimately incorporated into Esso. The first oil seep in Ethiopia was reported in 1860 and by the 1920s the prolific seeps of oil in the Red Sea coast were widely known. Early reports refer to oil seeps in the Ogaden basin: in the Gara Mulatta mountains near Harrar, in the Fafan and Gerger river valleys and near Jijiga. Including Africa Oil, which also operating in other African countries, currently several companies are engaged in oil exploration in different parts of the country. With blocks in the North East, South East and South West of the country, Africa Oil Ethiopia operates those in Adigala and the Rift Basin Area and is Joint Venture partner in both South Omo and the Ogaden.
  22. Always amazing to see a an african reiterating the holyness of a a few lines drawn by a few white mean whose sole intention was to colonise and extract wealth from africa and in this case from Somalis.