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  1. Amiin Amiir, is one of the greatest Somali intellectual of our time. His cartoons tell one thousand words. He knows everything.
  2. Dr Kenny, since 1991, there were no airlines run by Somalis. Djibouti could have done it. The issue is was last Air Djibouti was run under the French colonials. as soon as they transferred within ten years they went bankrupt. it is all about stealing and nepotism. They can't run an airline. The port operation almost collapsed before they transferred the operation to Dubai World port. The Educated people have left the island. by the way they are not even planing any time soon. There won't be an airline in Djibouti for ever. Somaliland have more chances of airline than Djibouti. Sometimes you realize life under the colonials was much better the corrupt feudal dictators masquerading as presidents.
  3. It was by default. there are no Sahal ugaases or Sultans that are consulted. In Somaliland it is a tradition that when a clan is " boqrayaan ama Callemo saarayaan Suldaan" everybody gives homage and attends. IT is the same tradition of giving respect for that clan. By the way this Qardho king doesn't rule among the "D" clan, there was dispute with his brother who also claimed king. THe last one, King kong was even a politician and mixed everything. As I remember the Islaan of Puntland had more prestige than the Qardho king during the elections and quarrels. THe Gedo community has it is own Ugaas, so does others. Anyway I respect the tradition.
  4. By the way Qardho has done a good job.
  5. Xaaji, walaahi there is a big market for an airline industry in the region. Djibouti could not do it for the last 25 years. I say a good move.
  6. Dittore, waan soo dhawaynaynaa Boqorka Sahal. Puntland ha noolaato, for the record I never hated Puntland. I am still waiting for the list of the 34 kings. good luck. you know what you have done enough for the sultanate, take a break.
  7. Alpha, if he is your Abti, then you must support him. In any case there are many incidents and loud outbursts where he was the main actor. even three weeks ago during Kulmiye convention, they were begging him to take a seat in leaders place. He angrily quit and sat among the delegates. There were a famous " Afaray", recited by Ina biixi during the war in the east in 1995. Anigoo wax dili kara duca qaadan maaye qoriga kabeebka qabo. Do you want more.
  8. Barwaaqo, sister thanks for your input. On your last paragraph you are correct. I was needling(yarre Durayey) our Yiroowe friends who are very sensitive of criticism. Aamin Aamir, who leaves few blocks from my house, said that when he writes a cartoon about Xirsi and company , his mailbox and telephone are always full of insults. Tilmook, Saaxiib in normal circumstance the sitting President always leads the party for any re-election. Now Ina Biixi want to defeat Siilaanyo. that is why the list matters. an insider told me a huge compensation of cash is in the works to silence him. wE SHALL SEE. Dr.kenny, yes sometimes a new blood is needed for the party, but this guy Ina Biixi is undetectable. A large segment of the Population considers him a renegade or warlord. He has never been elected to any thing for twenty years.
  9. Boobe is on the money on this issue. The disfunction of Kulmiye party in Somaliland have been dragging for almost two years, in early may, a tentative convention has concluded without resolving the outstanding issues of the party. a council was appointed to sort out the main problems and organize the list of central committee members. two days ago that counsel released a list, not based on party loyalty or membership, but on tribal lines. The chairman Muuse (Suudi) Biixi , refused to acknowledge claiming it is his job to nominate the list. As Boobe Ducaale pointed out, any ruling party must be headed by the sitting President since he got most of the electoral votes in the general election and he must be the leader of the party. Also the executive committee of any political party are there only for the day to day operations of the party. The political and legal powers of the party must remain with general members or it's central committee congress. It seems there are no rules in this saga. The major mistakes of these corrupt party is: first rather than pick the party members from the local districts by following party criteria, they chose to pick on tribal bases. Each tribe is given certain numbers without measuring the support of each district according to party rules. Second, they put the President and the vice presidents just as members of the party. The sitting President and vice President should lead any party function or leadership list unless they lose the support of the members. Tribal politics against party politics and illegal transfer. As Boobe pointed it is all tribal. It started during the campaign of 2010, when Siilaanyo made a deal to Muuse And his sub clan that if they help him in the coming election, he will only serve one term and help them win next election after his term. To make sure the deal is followed, Siilaanyo transferred the chairmanship of the party to Muuse Biixi without contest and competition, as soon as he was elected President. According to party rules it is illegal to transfer leadership to another person without the consent of general membership. Now, the time has came to get ready for the next election. with the opposition weakened and fragmented , Siilaanyo is enjoying wide support among public due to what people in Somaliland call " dheemaal baa loo tuuray", certain Promises to build roads and ports, government contracts and other rewards, since the government is the only employer for jobs and other appointments, people are allying themselves to the ruling party. . Some people believe that the devil you know is better than the new one. Some how Siilaanyo is getting ready for re-election. by all accounts, if the opposition doesn't get his act together, Siilaanyo could win easily. Also his supporters who tasted the power and leadership for the first time since the arrival of the colonial in the somali shores, are not willing to let it go easily. Now, since that deal in 2010 was between Siilaanyo and Muuse Biixi sub clan, that sub clan says ( waa markayagii). Some even believe without the S. muuse, Siilaanyo can't rule Hargeisa. This could be ugly and dangerous, because these guys , especially INa Biixi is ruthless. in July 2010, in order to to put wedge between Rayaale and Gabiley, they were allegedly orchestrated the killing of innocent travellers between Dila-Gabiley to saw hatred among brotherly community. That is why this feud must be resolved peacefully. Boobe may be hard line "jabhad", but he is one of those honest living ( xalaal quutayaal), among the somaliland politicians. He advocates for rule of law and accountability. He knows that this could lead to a disaster. By the way those who are interested in Somali language, he is a master of the somali grammar. Just listen as he speaks,. there are no English words in speech. Togan iyo Taban and so on. I use to read some of his articles about history and his critics of the ruling party after he was wrongly fired. Hope for peace.
  10. It is time to brag so here we go. Dittore do you have the time these kings were crowned or died. well, here our Ugaases have their recorded history since 1603.
  11. So basically, they do not believe the government will prevail. THat is a sad situation. They probably sense the incompetence of the government.
  12. Dr kenny, everybody knows that certain clans are supporting Al-shabaab. Those who feel marginalized must be given incentives and brought to the fold. At the same time, no mercy should be shown for those who participated for crimes against the people. Aweys was with Al-shabaab until the power struggle between him and Godane. At least he should have been brought to military court to answer those crimes. If certain clan decides to drail the nation it must face the power of the state. This is not dictatorship where a clan may claim to be targeted by another clan in the government. Using the power legitimately will justify eliminating the treat. Those who associate must be dealt harshly. The next President must be both tough and creative. The army should be part of the job creation among the youth. The Youth will come from all over the place. Have you ever heard anyone talking about mixing the regional forces and militias with national army.? How about the Puntland army? all those armies should be mixed in order to create a national army. I asked a member of parliament about addressing the national army issue. He said most of them do not want an army in Mogadishu. They afraid that it might be dominated by a certain clans. The Army is the most important institution for peace and security, and they are not asking their share Every clan or sub clan want to be in the Parliament. Why they don't demand the same way to be part of the national army?, why delegate the power to use violence to certain tribes?. Dhagaxtuur, you probably know better than us but, if those districts are paying the taxes to Al-shabaab, then the government must tell the nation about these harsh realities. Are you saying Al-shabaab is offering something for the public fot these taxes?. Last week I was talking to a businessman from Puntland, not like the "ditore Osman" type, but a logical man who is not also emotional like most of us. We discussed about the choice of the next President and how it was imperative that he must not be a HAG or those who failed. He emphatically said that the next leader should be HAG. I asked him why?, He answered " if we elect somebody else the spoilers may just grab their "Cimaamad" and become al-shabaab again". in his logic, he says in order to eliminate the Shabaab threat and spoilers, we need one more leader of HAG in order to bring the country back. I totally disagree. Hag, must crush the Terrorist sympathizers among them before another leader comes. Every Somali knows that this is the last time for anyone to vote for a Hag leader.
  13. Oh, by the way guy, please stop these nonsense about Qoslaaye sending Al-shabaab to kill the members. Conspiracies must have logic.
  14. Allah ha u Nazariisto intii ku geeriyootay difaaca ummadda. This attack was targeted to the institutions of the nation. In my observation, after this attack there are both good that indicate accountability and awful reality that can't disappear easily. First , it shows for the first time that Somali leaders are accountable for their actions or inactions. The resignation of the security minister shows that people are demanding action and they have been heard. A government that listens the concern of it's citizens is a move for the right direction. Second, the threat of the terrorists will be with us for a long time. No one can stop a brainwashed youth who want to blow up their own citizens. A sophisticated and advanced countries like Israel couldn't stop the Palestinian suicide bombers for a long time. If somebody want to die it is difficult to stop. Having said that , there is a big difference between a lone bomber and a dozen armed men with military gear storming the parliament. How can we stop these groups?. Well it is difficult, but we could do few things to minimize the damage and stop future threats. 1- The Federal government must stop acting like the government of Mogadishu. While there are mayors and a governor for the local administration of the city, the national security of the capital and the country is not job of the civilian administration. Mungaab may be a general, but , we know he is neither a military man or intelligence officer, his main concern should be administrative, policing and local governance. This is not the pacifying of a city but the symbol of the country, so Somalis from different walk of life must used to pacify. It should not be under the leadership of the governor but the federal security agencies. 2- The local military members are probably infested with some disgruntled soldiers or even sympathizers of Al-shabaab. It is not too late to recruit the army from the whole country. Why not ask each member of parliament to bring or recruit 100 soldiers from his region. A truly national and well paid army could much better than the tribal militia masquerading as national army. 3- In my opinion most of these bombs are built and assembled in the Al-shabaab controlled safe havens. It is very important to dislodge and take back these districts from them as soon as possible. THese kind of large number of young men participating in these kind of deadly mission is an indication that they must have been prepared and indoctrinated specifically for these kind of mission. We know Al-shabaab controlled areas lack internet, television or other media to know what is going on. They have probably kept together for months just to poison their mind, and then throw them for the last minute in to their death. The leadership keeps them in dark and discards them like insects in a fire. You can't start the offensive against these districts and then stop another six months, it must be continued. 4- If some of them are assembled in Mogadishu, then random, unannounced checkpoints must be introduced daily. Of course you must project an image of save city for investors and others to attract , but that constant, emergency like mentality must be present in the minds of the security and intelligence officers. No more partying or wedding. I heard that the security minister just got married few days ago to his second wife. Well, how can he go to honeymoon when the country is bleeding. THere are certain districts in Mogadishu where al-shabaab operates openly. this must stop. The sympathizers must be pressured and followed. How come Dahir Aweys still talking. He should have been put to death for the mayhem and destruction he caused for many innocents. Life in prison or 10 years would have been a gift for him, instead he is coloring his bear in comfortable suit. 6- The movements of the army within the city limits must be controlled. All of the terrorists use military uniform when they attack government places. I don't how it could implemented, but the movements of military personnel must be coordinated or known before hand. 7- The spy network of Al-shabaab, especially those who assassinate are roaming the city. I have seen few captured members in the media. They seem to be well dressed and local boys. These guys may seem ruthless in their targeted killing , but they are not willing to die. Confession and information gathering from them is easy. Every case must be investigated thoroughly. 8- If all these and many other measures do not weaken Al-shabaab or produce tangible results, then the strategy must change, including relocating the capital to a safer place where the security forces could be build and parliament can operate openly. Xadhig jiid ma soconayo.
  15. Che, Have a mercy for the brother. Big victoria car , just like cops. way to to go Holac.
  16. Dittore, I agree, if those four blocks came together the job could have been easier. Imagine, Xaaji and Ciidan Suldan; Mooge and Dittore, and Mlister & Somalirising all playing for the same team. It could have been a formidable team. The unfortunate thing is instead of playing with a same team, they are opposite teams tearing down one another. Any way let us hope for better future. " hope is the best of things , in fact it is the best thing" ( this quote was from a movie called " the shawshank redemption". great movie.
  17. Xaaji, you are right. When it comes to rule of law and institution building they were great. Probably , the 1954 transfer of Hawd & reserve to Ethiopia showed their treacherous agenda to dismantle and divide the Somali People.
  18. Hawdian is a young man. He doesn't know that his ancestors fought the British with Draawish. In fact the early skirmishes that created the Darwiish movement and those who confronted were his ancestors. After 1911, the relationship with Syidka got worse. The most important diplomat of the movement Ina Shrix left the movement and Sayid Mohamed executed his wife and children, yet there were people from Somaliland who were with the Daraawiishta until the end. There was even a famous poem by Salaan Carabay, lamenting about the end of the movement. Now, let us talk about about the royal visit of Somaliland in 1958. While some of the public warmly recieved the royals, a large segment of the were no happy about the visit, including the independence movement parties and the educated segment of the land. On that occasion in 1958, the famous poet Mohamed Ismaciil Barkhad Cas or Balaayo Cas, recited this famous poem on that occasion. awoowgey ninki adoonsady ninkii aabahay indhaha tiray ninkii anigana i iibsaday hadaan arkayoonan ka aarsan karayn hadaanan Aadanow unuunka jarayn Ninkii ooridiisa ugeynaayow aan ooyee albaabka ii xidha. 2) Isagoo Iglan joogabuu i diloo ushuu soo fidshaa i iimaysoo waataa aramidii i oofa tirtaye itaal dari aan la eedaadoo Ninkii ooridiisa ugeynaayaw aan ooyee albaabka ii xidha. 3) Bal oggow isticmaarku abidkii iriduu marinaayo awr raran irbadbuu ku dayaa ayaamaa horee Ragan aan arkayee u abasaxayow ninowna ha odhanina soomaalaan ahee ordoo magacana ka iibsada. 4) Libaaxa anayiyo Abaarso ka ciyay Abu Riin Lo’da joogtabaa urisoo ooday jebisaa intay u dhacdoo amsaxuu ka guraa idaylkeedee waakaa isticmaarkii u iidaayee Ragan aan arkayee u abasaxayow in shaahiyo keegu waa urugee iimawdee axankaaga weynee. 5) Ugaadha ninkii gatee urursada ka soo arkabaa aduun ka baxshee ninkaa imanaaya awgii waa kaa isticmaarkii iidaayee Ragan aan arkayee u abasaxayow ordoo magacana ka iibsada. as you could see, this was a resident of Hargeisa in 1958.
  19. IL Cubano, do you know your name sake Cuba was on the other side of the war. The most important factor for the defeat ( withdrawal ) of Somali army was political. One ward that everyone agreed was the main cause is " Somali Irridentism ) " Back then the world was divided in two camps. The western capitalist block and the communist . In 1975 both Somalia and Ethiopia were part of the eastern block. In the real world, there is no way two countries belonging to the same camp to go to war. Siyaad Barre refused to acknowledge this simple fact. When Fidel Castro met him, before the start of the war in 1977, he did not even accepted that a communist revolution replaced the long ruling king. In one of the secret documents released by former east Germany reveal that Saudi Arabia and others were pulling Somalia from the communist block. It was a right war executed a wrong time. Also as Holac said, a lot of good generals were lost due to that war for political reasons.
  20. Ahmed Diiriye and Dahir Xaad, the two leading members of the " Odayaasha Dhaqanka HAG" have shown to be tough and principled. They stood against A/laahi Yusuf, they confronted Shariif Ahmed and even challenged some of the Jubba policy of Hassan Sheikh. Politely, they stated that they support the peace and progress in Somaliland, but they stick to their one nation stand. These men must be respected by their principle.
  21. Holac, Saaxiib you are correct. These are his peers, and there is a big case for his removal. The issue is the process and what is at stake. We already have head that people claiming the matter should be refereed to the constitutional court. That will drag on for months. There are no credible courts to take the case. Culusow already flew to Uganda to solicit their support. In the meantime, the war against al-shabaab is going on. We don't need another distraction at this moment. It is unfortunate but we must accept the reality on the ground.
  22. I think the time has come for Faysal and his Party to take advantage of the situation. There is no kulmiye party. Sooner or later they will implode. Let the family circle of Siilaanyo and Ina Biixi clash. Those who are looking clean, honest government and capable leaders must vote for Ucid. I urge the Awdal community to discard the tired party and elect UCID. Vote foe new direction and new leadership. Let us defeat Xirsi, Morgan and company. THere are more than 152 million in the Somaliland trust fund donated by the international community. Rather than collect few dollars for years to build small port, demand that money should be distributed. Talk to Fatsal and others, they will build the port. Time is running out of Kulmiye, they can't build anything with one year left. By the way the interview was great, but too long.
  23. It has been a few days, since a group of parliamentarians waged a campaign to unseat President Hassan Sheekh. It was difficult for the naked eye to sort out the motives and the identity of these group. After the storm subsided, a clear image of the " Xildhibaano" is emerging. They could be divided in three main groups. 1- Warlords and The old enemies against the restoration of the state. These are mostly warlords who have committed crimes against the Somali people for the last twenty years. We all thought they were all disappeared in this new beginning of the Somalia. Rather than been put to jail , sanction their movements, or quietly move on, they came back with vengence. President Shariif Ahmed and the supreme court chief allowed them to join among the " Xildhibaano" selected by the tribal elders, after the technical committee denied them and disqualified for past criminal activities. This is the price you we pay when those who should be in cell block becomes Parliamentary block. Cumar Finish, Qanyare yaasha, C/qadir Cosoble, C/rashid Xiddig, Ahmed Madoobe, Saransoor, and others are among them. For these spoilers money is their main motivation. Also , since the emergence of the Damujaddiid, they may have lost some of their business activities due to the new NGO groups who dominate contacts and other government related businesses. These group are mostly HAg, with few others from the Sahal members. Among them are former (IC) Maxakamado, members who masquerade both as "Wadaado and Businessmen. The leading member of these Maxakamado is C/qaadir Cosoble, who after winning, 24 vote in the last presidential election, thought that after all everyone could be a president. Sahal members may say that the presence of the "HAG" among the dissenters, makes the campaign against Qoslaaye a pi-partisan agenda. The truth is these maneuvering among the Hag circle shows the deep underlying conflict among them. They are spoilers in chief. It also demonstrates that the idea that tribal loyalty exist among Mogadishu clans is not true. In fact most of the Somali Parliamentarians, may have been selected as a 4.5 tribal formula, but they are their own men with personal interests. 2- Old dogs and losers who never quit. These are people who once held high offices in their capacities. Within that position , they learned few tricks and other methods to spoil or drail the journey of every government if they do not get their way. They are also the best vessel to carry the agenda of the foreign countries, especially , neighboring countries against Somalia. Also throughout the years, they stole enough money to carry their dirty tricks. These coalition is led Mr (Sakiin) Shariif Hassan Sheekh, Hassan Abshir Faarah and others. Mr. Shariif controls about three dozen members of the .5 group and D &m members. If you are interested in kicking somebody for a political price, stop your bus and pick the Shariif, because he has an abundance of "Xildhibaano". These group , also attracts the opportunist "Xildhibaan who intends to make some money on this ordeal. 3- The big guns and the neighbors. This group is definitely the ones who are interested in the big chair. They have both the resources , infrastructure and the backing of the foreign powers. They probably are the ones pushing the campaign from behind. Their main goal is to weaken the President in order to prevent him for seeking second term. In my humble opinion , these group are not shooting to finish the term until 2016, they are eliminating the threat of Qoslaaye coming back for re election. Among them is Shariif Ahmed, C/raxmaan Faroole, Cali Geedi, C/weli of Puntland and C/raxman Baadiyow. The Somali people have seen this film before. They can't wait the next election. The premature dismissal and the weakening of the Somali President and the prime Minister has been always the biggest obstacle to achieve some kind of continuity and sustained political change. It all started in Carta, after Prime Minister Galaydh was dismissed without just cause while traveling out of the country. We have seen what happen to Farmaajo, just after a year in office. No nation can formulate a sustained policy if you change the leadership if two years. After Al-shabaab attached Villa Somalia, I was favoring a review of the presidents position at the end of the second years which is September, 2014. Now I changed my mind. After seeing the coalition that is gearing for the power through warlords, criminals, Maxakamado, and tired political operatives of the last century, I am on the side of the caution. I believe a caution is the right thing for many reasons. 1- First It takes four to six months to organize, build the coalition and eventually defeat the President. It will be another six months before a new president , prime minister and cabinet are formulized. That is one full year wasted, then , what is left is one year. 2- In order to remove the head of the state certain thresholds must be met, among them, treason, crimes and other dangerous deeds that will hasten the collapse of the state. 3- It is not our antipathy or dislike of his policy alone that warrants his removal. 4- since the United Nations monitoring group report I have certain mistrust of the intentions of the group. 5- The policy and agenda of this President must take it's course. Then, we can totally judge his failures and achievements. Every Somali leader who becomes president have probably encountered huge interference from outside powers, which makes his task difficult. 6- Rather than put the focus on the total defeat of Al-shabaab, and gathering of intelligence, the President and the government may entirely concentrate to save itself from defeat, and stay in power. That means all the gains and territorial advances against Al-shabaab may take at the back seat. 7- We are in transition, Al-shabaab has been militarily defeated, the liberated zones must be consolidated, food and other relief must be sent to these communities. The building of the national army should be speeded. Sometimes, things should take it's course. I say no to the constant shoveling of the deck. I say no to the coalition of the opportunists who have shown any principle to the betterment of the country. I will not accept , the weakening of the leader. Somalia needs consistency and continuity. The Somali people do not tolerate two more years of bickering, maneuvering and vote buying. Both the Parliament and the government must be replaced at end of their term in 2016. the evil When the time comes, a whole group of leaders, including the president will be judged for what has taken place for the last six years, so , let chips fall where the may, in due course. Having said that, there could be some advantages for shaking the President a little bit, not removing him from the power, but Shaking ( In layara Gilgilo) him. This shake down means: A) It may awaken his senese and work harder. b) He may realize that no one is above the law, and he must follow the rules. c) He will no longer drag his feet to prolong his mandate and prepare for another term. This shake down means no second term for him. d) His reliance of foreign powers, like Uganda and others will not be a key to his Presidency. e) Tribal loyalties and surrounding himself with his sub clan, doesn't guarantee support. f) He must realize that Results on the ground like, security, peace and institution building is the ultimate judgement of his term not his connections. Waar tolow colka jooja.
  24. Odayaaashu waa marti sharaf leh, waa in la soo dhaweeyaa oo siduu dhaqanku ahaa xoolo loo loogaa. Ummadu waa in ay wada hadashaa oo is waraysataa. It is a good move. After meeting with elders, Let them speak freely, and intermingle with the public.
  25. Holac, I hope these guys and girls are Amxaaro Muslims who are also Amharic speakers. If these are Somalis, where is their music and culture. Don't they know Ethiopia doesn't mean Ahmara.?.