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  1. UAE is nothing but a business vulture and money laundering outfit that makes money on conflict and instability. If there was anybody who made money on human suffering and war on terror is it Abu Dhabi. The billions of dollars Americans spend in Afghanistan ended  up in Dubai banks. Both the American private contractors and Afghan warlords deposit the looted money on UAE.

    When a huge nation collapses its upper class, the wealthy and the well connected take their nations resources and deposit in Dubai, no questions asked. It will be hard to take cash or wire transfer to New York, London or Toronto. Dubai had swallowed the wealth of Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan and Yemen.

    THen they embarked a campaign to buy ports in strategic trade routes in the Red Sea, Mediterranean, Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. Which ever port they couldn't control they have destroyed through civil war. Aden, the most famous port in the middle east was destroyed by UAE. WE Somalis, especially those of us who hail from the north grew up hearing songs about Aden.

    Kursiga Cadan yaal 

    Cabaadhka dul yaal

    ayaan caashaqay.


    Ma anigaa waalan 

    mise cadan baa

    laga heesaya.

    Yemen and Aden were the cradle of Arab civilization. Today Aden is a war torn back water where different militia backed by UAE and others clash for power. 

    Tripoli just survived A UAE paid mercenaries who shelled both civilians and airports. THeir plan was to make Libya a frozen conflict just like Syria, Somalia and Yemen. Last year, they couldn't get the Beirut port after a Chinese company made a deal to expand the Beirut port which is the main engine of Lebanon.

    Now they are telling us an Ammonium nitrate left in one of the hungers was exploded after a fire cracker exploded and then detonated the ammonium Nitrate that was left six years ago after it was inbounded by the port authority. I do not buy that explanation. Cargo left unattended in any port would be auctioned after one year. It is the rule. Even if there was corruption, who in their right mind will leave behind a freight worth millions, never look back and still sitting the same place. 

    Even Trump said in his first statement that it was an attack. I can understand the motivations of the Lebanese leadership to say it was an accident in order to keep the moral of the nation intact. If this was an attack and Lebanon could not do anything to respond , that would devastate the moral of the nation. So goes the narrative of being an accident.

    UAE and Saudis have been destabilizing Lebanon since the collapse of the government of their sponsor the Hariri family. They have withdrawn  millions of deposits to weaken  the Lebanese Pound. Gulf countries stopped their deposits and flow of foreign currency to the banks which  prompted the Lebanese banks to go under. Citizens hit the banks to withdraw their foreign currency after local currency lost 60% of their value. Just as these chaos hit the streets of Lebanon, their main economic engine is attacked.

    By the way, Lebanon is the best case study of 4.5 Somali system with steroid. Members of parliament are inherited from father to son just like the top leadership. The presidency belongs to the Christians, the premier to Sunnis and the speaker to Shia Muslims. The same clan families propped by France and Saudi Arabia have been ruling the country for the last 30 years. It is a connected oligarchy from politics to business.

    If things don't change in Somalia, we could end up the same corrupt clans alternating the power while nurturing business monopoly. We could end up Unaka boys, with weak and corrupt Puntland lieutenants while the speaker-ship is wholly owned by Reer Baydhabo.

    UAE had gotten the most strategic port in the country, the Berbera port,  for $5 million dollars a year. The Siilaanyo family exchanged for pennies and according to Sacad Cali Shire, the finance minister of Somaliland, they even took advance the next five million installment of 2018. Hore ayey u sii qaateen kiradii sanadka soo socday.

    These evil Bin Zayed Family had devastated many Arab and Muslim nations. Yet, I can assure you their time is probably up. Turkish defense minister general Halusi Akar said that, the UAE will pay their crimes the right time and place. I even heard that the other Emirates in the union are not happy the way the Bin Zayed clan is managing things. The time will come to depose the Bin Zayed clan in Abu Dhabi. When Turkish and others talk about UAE, the specifically talk about Abu Dhabi controlled by Bin Zayed, not the other entities.

    Furthermore, the butcher of Riyaad Mohamed Bin Salmaan is in great pressure to depose his father before Joe Biden takes over the American leadership. THe democratic party and others are not happy the way these boys had abused and undermined the American government system. Biden will force the king to get rid of this crazy and greedy kid. It is given.

    I am sure that when Kulmiye is defeated in the next election, they will be evicted from Berbera, and just like Omar Gheelle did , these treacherous gulf boys can not do anything about it.

    I hope Mr. C/laahi Deni to come to his senses and evict the gulf boys from Boosaaso.






  2. 2 hours ago, Miskiin-Macruuf-Aqiyaar said:

    Xildhibaanada Golaha Shacabka ayaa maalmihii lasoo dhaafay waday Olole ay ku doonayaan Muddo korosi,

    THey have every right to extend their term. In Somaliland, the parliament and Guurti not only extended their term consecutive times, but gave the Siilaanyo government two and half years. 

    let us see who is willing to fight the parliament.

  3. 13 minutes ago, Timacaddeh said:

    Having said that, it's still an improvement from where his English was before, so I say lets give the man some credit.

    Of course. I would not judge someone's capacity or knowledge by how he speaks  a foreign language. During the British empire in India, someone who speaks Urdu, Arabic and well versed in theology and other social sciences was considered illiterate since he did not speak English. 

    THe most advanced nation like Korea, Japan, and even Russia and Turkey barely speak any English in their technical schools, yet they excel.


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  4. Confident men rarely get the power.  Some get the power while they were senile or weak, others are sabotaged or derailed by the establishment. Strong and confident leaders  who got the chance to rule always leave historical marks for better or worse. Before he even defeated the dirty Greeks who were occupying western Turkey and reached the outskirt of Ankara, Ghazi Mustafa Kamal , laid down  his vision of Turkey with some friends and with leas than twenty years over achieved his dream whether one agrees with him or not. 


    Mao Zedong promised everyone of the coming great Chinese nation he will preside before the long march was even concluded. And the former mayor of Istanbul who was arrested by reciting a poem had transformed Turkey not only as the main regional power in the near east but the most important Muslim country in the world. Napoleon brought back the despised and disbanded French empire, declare himself emperor and brought the Pope to preside his coronation.


    Great leaders march on and the caravan goes while the opposition dogs bark. If Farmaajo is strong a leader he will march and get his two year extension while " Unaka" dogs of Mogadishu bark. The time to bring a cash load of money from the UAE  is over in Somalia. THe time has come for the Somali parliament to show who is in charge of the country. After all , we are parliamentary democracy where the government of the day rises or falls from the confidence of the parliament. 


    Who opposes the extension of the government by the parliament?


    Or I should say, who are the opposition?


    Other than C/raxman Cabdishakur, there is no real opposition united to depose Farmaajo. The main instigators are "Unaka Muqdishu Leh" which is not true. Mogadishu is and always been a city shared by Somalis from everywhere with the Banadiri community as its main base. Everyone else is either came from Jawahar and Caliyaale, Hiiiraan or Mudug, Afgooye iyo Wanlaweyn, Woqoyi Galbeed iyo Boosaaso. Why would those from Jawhar have more rights than those from Afgooye and Jannaale with the same distance or for that matter those from Borama. These days, the Reer Woqoyi could even form their own district in MOgadishu like before in Hodan. . AS YUsuf Garaad said before, why would two ladies from Gaalkacayo should be treated differently in Mogadishu. THese stupid idea of clan claiming an ownership of a metropolitan city is absurd and oxymoron. A man or a woman might own a house or a business in any given city. That is all. Magaalo waxa aad ku leedahay guri ama meherad shaqo.


    The " Unaka" boys have been president or prime minister of Somalia six times since 1991 and haven't achieved anything of significance as of yet. Cali Geedi was capable but faced the most difficult time of Somalia. Shariif Ahmed was given the power without election campaign and when he campaigned for a real , he lost. In Djibouti , they gave him a letter and told him  to write 275 members of the parliament and then contest the election (Sidii Maandeeq  baa loo soo diyaariyey oo loo aroosay). Did you know what he siad after his rise to power?  " Areey Dabgaale Ayaan debin u Dhigtay Maroodi ayaana iigu soo dhacay" . His rise in power made Al-shabaab more dangerous and deadly. Hassan Sheikh certainly have done something, I am sure he is a capable man, but he had his time. 


    This group have been organizing a clan campaign since November of 2019. THey are agitating like an entitled and spoiled child who should rule Somalia or else. AS we speak, they became the most hated community in Somalia. In election day, it is going to be ABU:  Anybody BUt Unaka. In Atlantic Canada they used to say, ABC: Any Body but Conservative to show their hatred.


    Well, the time has come for the Somali parliament to show who is in charge of Somalia. Speaker  Mursal must show that the Somali parliament isn't just seat warmers who produce useless motions to depose prime ministers. They must eliminate the 4.5 system managed by elders who are bribed by foreign money. THey must pass legislation ordering the current government to hold one man one vote election and work toward that goal. If Farmaajo and his prime minister could not deliver that milestone in September 2022, then the parliament will depose the president and appoint a care taker government to achieve that goal. Mr. Speaker Mursal that is the most important step a leader would do to save Somalia from the recurring mess we face every four year. Sir, you must exercise your duty and conduct an inclusive election. 


    Speaker Mursal,  you must show the Unaka boys agitating in Mogadishu who is the legitimate body of Somalia. It is the parliament. Besides, who is going to challenge the legitimacy of the elected body of Somalia?. Shariif Ahmed himself had got an extension in 2011. When he was crowned in Djibouti without contest , he was given two year term. Then he dropped the prime minister and was given one year to hold elections. He could not do that and even extended another few months untill September 2012 ruling 3 years and 9 months.


    Furthermore, beside the UNaka who could show some political disturbances? . Two weeks ago when Khayre was dispatched by the parliament, C/laahi DEni of Puntland called Ahmed Madoobe of Jubbaland and asked him to join his opposition to Farmaajo. Ahmed Madoobe declined and said, " I have been fighting with Farmsaajo for two years and we made peace in Dhuusamareeb, and I do not want another clash with hostility of Farmaajo anymore. Well, If that is the case, C/laahi Deni can bark as much as he wants, but he can't stop the will of the parliament.


    With two years in extension and a new prime minister a real campaign to defeat Al-shabaab and push the total withdrawal of Amisom troops should be on the agenda. A prime minister hailing from Galmudug would neutralize those agitators from Mogadishu, and start a full campaign to clear MOgadishu from the extremists and their business oligarchs. Only a Galmudug premier would be able to face his own trouble makers in Mogadishu and south. While most the young men recruited for Al-shabaab are from Bay, Bakool, Shabeelaha Hoose and Jubba, the real financiers are from the HAG community and Galmudug in particular. Any new prime minister must face these issues head on.


    In Somaliland, by the year 2022, we will kick out Muuse and the corrupt Jeegaan and will elected a Waddani government . As  a card-carrying member of Wadani , I am sure things will be different in Somaliland ( I know the Habro detractors will distance themselves with the odious Galbeedi claiming to be Waddani). We will banish the corrupt system and their dying cadre to the dust pin of history and start a new chapter.  


    Joking aside, a real change in Somalia could only take place if one man one vote takes place. We cannot have these systems modified for twenty consecutive years. Even C/weli Weli of Puntalnd refused to take part the elections of 2016 without implementing one man one vote. Ethiopia and others convinced him and gave a clear guarantee that the next one will be different. 


    Mr. Speaker, clear the way for the next prime minister and give the new government for two more years. Show the detractors who is in charge, it is the parliament or the unelected agitators ?. Let us see if " Wadaad Shariif" brings his gun as he claims. 


  5. Everyone seems to jump the hate China campaign, but I agree with Che on this. The biggest donors of the democrats is silicon valley and big Tech companies who can not survive without the Chinese market. 

    Apple, Microsoft and Google make more money in China than probably many major countries. TRump could end of in jail in any event of losing the election. Major fraud cases have been initiated by New York attorney's office that could drag until next year.

  6. Very long drivel little subsistence. You keep talking about Blue dirac, yet you are the one wearing multicolored clothes and looking attention from  Gambia to Taiwan.I if a man keeps talking about balls constantly , it is either insecurity or he got the same balls as quails, very tiny, a pretender.

    Fariid waxaanu yeeleyn muxuu nacas ku faanaa.

    I could give you a long lecture, but it is not worth it. I said you write English well , but that doesn't mean you know how to gather your thoughts in an organized manner . Next time don't fill the page because I don't read except the first paragraph which tells the whole plot. Didn't they teach how to organize your argument and deliver in few words. Signor Che could help. 

    Now go back to your London room and come back in a few months. 

    Jawaabtaada soo koob wakhti uma hayne qashinka aad soo daadisay.

  7. OOdweyne,

    why you keep hijacking my article?. 

    You probably didn't read what I said and jumped to your usual about me looking for a horse to ride. I never said I support Khayre candidacy or any of his future plans. I just stated the obvious weaknesses of Khayre and his strength. He always spoke well, whether that was just a bluster or sincere . I am just analyzing things here .

    If someone asks me about Oodweyne , here is what I would say:

    There is no one in SOL who writes English like Oodweyne. He seems Shakespeare in his eloquence and  delivery , at the same time he is narcissistic man whose clock stopped in 1991. He is a man who refuses to look to the future where tribal ideology might not survive in 21st century.

    I live in continental North America. My country Canada has 5 time zone. A mosaic and diverse nation between three oceans. My neighbor in the left of me is German, on the right is a black Caribbean, in the front an Irish and Ukrainian. Yet, this fool Oodweyne want me to think like a villager who should be quarreling dusty poor people who need water and basic services.

    i never I understand how someone who lives among a collections of nations around  the world would advocate to disintegrate a tiny nation in the horn Africa with no deep seated reason or cultural differences.. These so called Somali enclaves from Hargeisa to Garoowe, Hiiraan and Jubba would not have happened without the intervention of Ethiopia and its former leaders. Look at LIbya today. The local people want to manage their resources and have a representative democracy. Yet, those who want to steal its resources are empowering a renegade warlord.

    As Sisi of Egypt decided not to send soldiers but create a tribal buffer zone by arming Libyan tribes. The same thing is happening in Yemen where UAE is arming a reprise entity. For me it is a simple as that. Anyone with geopolitical agenda could create a buffer and fake regions. I always believed that if can not have a united Somali state, then everyone must have their own way since tribes are confederates and the only thing that united us all is " Soomaalinimo". Yet, I do believe that things could be reversed if the right leader come along.




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  8. With the sinking of American economy due to Covid- 19 , the chances of Trump re-election is going to the tank. In some American polls including those from Fox news, Joe Biden is leading in double digits. Uncontested strong red states like Texas are in play in this November. Trump and his enablers the , the Republican party could face the worst defeat in the last 40 years. 


    That is why Trump want to delay the election which never happened in the American history whether they faced civil war, depression or other calamities. Folks, Joe bide is leaving from his basement to the white house without lifting a finger this November. It seems Americans had made their mind to get rid of the con artist president. The unforeseen problems are America could have to presidents by December or even January. With virus devastating many states, mail in ballots are the favorite for many states than going polls in person. Ballot counting could takes weeks or more, and people expect Trump to drag the outcome and go to courts to challenge the results. 


     Queen Elizabeth II once referred to 1992 as an “annus horribilis” for the royal family, yet this year of 2020 will be remembering like no other before it. It has destroyed trillions of dollars from the world economy and things will not be the same even after vaccine is developed by the end of this year. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the man who keeps contradicting Trump on weekly bases thinks a vaccine will be ready by end of the year, probably late November or early December , just  before Biden assumes office. After vaccine is announced by the end of the year , we might see some midnight crazy tweets from Trump claiming the virus was a hoax perpetuated by the democrats to unseat him. By some estimates, Trump and his family might end up in prison to make up the damages they caused to the republic.


    Another curious issue is the Covid-19 disaster unfolding right wing-controlled countries around the world. Brazil is second only to USA in terms of death and infections rates, so does India. In America , some republican governors even believed the virus to be targeting the poor and minorities and rushed to reopen quickly , and now facing the worst of it. It seems the virus is becoming the great equalizer to level the playing field and check the powers of the right-wing nuts who happen to be out of control. In Italy, the devastation was centered in Lombardy, Veneto and the bases of the anti immigrant Northern league, while the Iranian president said a quarter of the population could be carrying the virus. Those who created the global free Market and nurtured the liberal democracy system throughout the world are happy the way things are unfolding globally. Everything they worked so hard had been dismantled within few years by the like of Trump, Bolsanaro of Brazil and Hindu nutcase Modi. For these powerful people, the virus in an opportunity to expose the incompetence of the right-wing leaders.


    Even in our own good old Canada, those who tried to flow the red American states are losing the battle. Here Alberta  we had 20 0r 30  cases by early May and we were winning. Yet, the right wing premier of Alberta decided to flow Texas and Florida and rushed to open the economy. Now we are having 130 or more a day. The flattened curve is rising again. Conservatives used to be people of sound ideology on economy, family and business, but they are reduced to be xenophobic, corrupt and unstable leadership seeking revenge.Former conservative prime minister Mulroney sanctioning South African government during apartheid while his close friends Reagan and Thatcher supported the regime. He welcomed Mandella in 1990 and gave him the order of Canada. While Canadian right government respect the rule of law and have good relationship with the immigrant communities, some might tempted to flow TRump.


    Farmaajo is a dead man walking.


    Early in 2017, some us had complained that the current government is not moving for the  needed speed to affect real change. We were amused when they appointed over 60 members of cabinet in a nation that can't even function outside of Mogadishu, yet many said that is a necessary evil to please clans and special interest groups. Well, having a quarter of the parliament in the cabinet might have prolonged the tenure of the prime minister, but did not help the straitening of the institutions. 


    It was eight years ago yesterday in August 01 2012, the provisional constitution was approved by the parliament. After eight years and two presidents nothing has been done on this file. Consultation and drafting of constitution don't need an army or Amison troops to protect them. Most of the national agenda and issue that need to be fixed are dragged for political and financial reasons. Like foreign mercenaries both Somali government members,  Amisom troops and NGO's work overtime to extended their projects as long as possible.  Some of you might have seen the Russian mercenaries who reached within 7 kilometres of downtown Tripoli ,but decided to camp in their zones, bring tons of food; booby trap their surrounding with mines and wait. Then Turkey came to help the locals. For them, a frozen conflict is the best advantage since they get a thousand dollar a day salary from outlaws of the gulf.  As an American citizen and former CIA protege, a victory by  Hafter  will not be the interest of the Russians, so, the project continues.


    Farmaajo could not do or finish things he didn't do four years ago today. He is appointing a judiciary council just before the end of his term. Every fool who becomes president tries to tailor made the rule of law as his jacket in order to avoid the rules being applied justly. Every entity where Somalis had established a false government these problems exist. In Somaliland, after thirty years, there are no judiciary system or even a supreme court to adjudicate cases. The supreme court is a one-man Shaw appointed and fired by the president. The highest court supposed to be where a diverse opinion was debated by wise men.


    We don't know the next moves of Farmaajo, but those who observe his moves said he keeps surrounding himself with insignificant people and sometimes with fools (Doqmo ayuu isku wareejiyey). What is the use of talking about popular elections without even securing the national capital? At least draft a new constitution and pass through the parliament for the next Somali leadership. It is important to replace the Meles Zenawi draft constitution passes by C/raxman Faroole and Shariif Hassan. Farmaajo could talk high of some of the minor geopolitical victories thanks to Ethiopia being a partner than antagonists like in the past, but if you look carefully, he didn't achieve anything meaningful. Of Courses Khayre had selected the current leadership of Galmudug which proved to be really good, yet if the achievement of every president is the creation of one regional administration, we are long way from succeeding . The only consolation Farmaajo has is unlike Trump, he could extend the election and buy some time to fight another day.


    He might not realize , but Farmaajo is a dead man walking. Giving Banaadir a name only administration and 13 members of the useless chamber will not help the cause of his government or the future. If a leader cannot show real improvement in the first 18 months and shake things down, he cannot achieve anything in the last 8 months. Folks, the era of Farmaajo will be over, but the alternative could be even worse at the moment. 


    The frozen conflict of Somalia is entering the fourth decade after 30 years. This nation needs extraordinarily leader who looks beyond silly debates, NGO contracts and the protection of others. 


    KHayre has a future.


    Unlike his predecessors, prime minister Khayre had free hand of not only managing the cabinet, but he also appointed and selected key government leaders like the governor of the bank and the intelligence leaders. According to international media, former prime minister Khayre sleeps only four or five hours at night. He personally supervises every government projects. Some say his great achievements were the rebuilding of the army, paying salaries of the security people and civil servants. On the other hand, his dictatorial attitude toward cabinet colleagues has slowed down government decision making. The biggest weaknesses of the Khayre cabinet is that most of the ministers are busy procuring contacts with the Nairobi based NGO's.  According to insiders, Most of the Ministries are dormant or stagnant. The only few ministries functioning are : the finance, transport and air aviation, foreign and petroleum resource. The rest doesn't have much to do. They mostly focus NGO contracts and when they leave office,  they lock the office and take their keys with them. There are hundreds of employees hired through foreign governments which pays their salaries.  For example, the Norwegian government pays the salaries of the people who work at the prime minister's office and other government Ministries. They reside $105 dollar night hotels beside the airport (over $3000 a month)and are taken  to these offices with security guards opening the office in the morning and closing after they have done the day. They do not have keys to their offices since they are private contractors. The Norwegians will not give the accommodation money directly to the employees, but the contract to the hotels are managed by people connected to the cabinet members. 


    THese people earn close to $7500 American dollars ( $10,000 Canadian) which they never earned in their life while residing in the western countries. Soon a new prime minister and cabinet will show up and will be busy creating his own new contacts with the NGO's. These are the Mogadishu business everyone is busy with while national issues are put at the back burner.  Almost every Ministry employs this kind of people paid by foreign government. Yet, the regular Somali civil servant in Mogadishu earns $400 dollars if he is connected. Even people like C/raxman Bayle said while ago that Somalia is a project ( Somalia waa mashruuc).


    Despite all that,  Khayre could be hundred times better than Farmaajo if he becomes president. If khayre ditches his NGO style of managing things and acts tough as he did in his early years (2017-2018) , he could achieve more than Farmaajo.  Unlike Farmaajo, Khayre seemed confident and well-spoken throughout his term as prime minister. Yet, in his last 12 months , he seemed to be dragging his feet or planning something else. We don't know what happen between Farmaajo and Khayre. Why would a prime minister oppose the extension of his government and contradict the president?. Who knows, maybe Farmaajo had agreed to serve one term and give way to Khayre for the next term, and then changed his mind. 


    One thing is for sure,  If Khayre was the man who organized the election of Farmaajo behind the scene in 2017, he could definitely undo his work and defeat Farmaajo easily for himself or for his former boss Hassan Sheikh. 


    Finally, Khayre has made history for the first time in current Somali political climate since 1991. He is the first prime minister who lasted more than three and half years since the Carta government of 2000. Second, when he was deposed by the parliament in illegal manner without the needed debate , he saw the writing in the wall and accepted defeat with grace and honour( Ilbaxnimo ayuu muujiyey). He could have put the country in protracted and losing battle through parliament while wasting money. You remember former prime ministers, Saacid, Sharmaarke and others who dishonorably fought a losing fight to keep their  job. . The Saacid guy even brought his family to the chamber and even recited useless lament to convince others.


    By bowing out Khayre had made history and because of these actions, he might have another shot to seek the highest office in the future. 



  9. Reer Bari are traditionally hard working people.

    I am glad these people have found homes, but you should remember, they are our own people relocating from unstable part of the country to another. They are not strangers or refugees from somewhere else as the headline implies.

    Waa dad dadkoodii u yimid. 

  10. Khare and his few loyalists were holding at least for the last four weeks. If Farmaajo is bold and tough, he will make Khadar Guuleed the next prime minister and shake up Somalia including Somaliland. I am getting a lot of calls about people saying it is time to shake things up.

    If Farmaajo rewards the spoiled boys of Mogadishu (Unaka) he will be branded as a coward who is under pressure.

    If he want to flow the usual road it is Galmudug, if wants to shake things up it is Khadar, if he want to hide under the Unaka it is Mogadishu boys.