galbeedi

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  1. The Somali nomad never got the help to develop and improve their lot. remember the whole economy of the Somali people is based on the sale and the resale of livestock from the pastoral nomads.Livestock export is the biggest business both in Hargeisa, Boosaaso and Mogadishu. Here in the west the Cattle ranchers and the rural people get largest subsidy from the governments.Also if you do not nurture your traditions like Hardship, poetry, generosity and heroism, you will become a lost tribe like the black Americans in the ghetto. All this these new phenomenon in Somali culture like the Antihero of the recent years came in to fruition by the decline of basic culture. Mogadishu in 1960 was a colonial town dominated by Italian culture and life. those who lived in the city were people of different cultural backgrounds. While they were all Somali Citizens and civilized in today's terms( Reer Magaal), they were in different in terms of norms and culture. The dominant Somali tradition of Pastoral Nomads were absent. Every body who came to Mogadishu in seventies Eighties or even sixties have to change his tone to assimilate the quasi ghetto culture of European and Somali.mix. THat is why a guy from Gaalkacayo and Hargeisa has to say ' No no" after every word. It can be argued that the peace in Somaliland and Puntland can be attributed by the existence of strong nomadic culture.
  2. IN 1996 president Clinton raveled to China. He Chinese leader took him o Shanghai city for sigh seeing. A city, with i's colonial past, resembles some of he American or European cities. Clinton said " this city looks like Houston, Texas, I would like to see the essence of the real Chinese and their country side". Then took him to the Yang is river, where Chinese farmers with big hats cultivating rice. He expressed his joy of seeing the real Chinese. If you want to know how Americans look like or how they live in their land, you do not go New York or Los-Angles, but you go to Midwest in the prairie of Kansas Farmers and the Cowboys of the west. The biggest Symbol of American culture is the Cowboy hat. The Somali nomad or the man leading the Camel and the women building the traditional house is the Symbol of Somali culture. If some foreigner asks you to describe or give a picture Somali people, you do not show him a man sipping a coffee at Caffe Nazionale in Mogadhishu. No, you show the lady from Bay carrying the water in her head.and and the skiny Somali herding the Camel.
  3. I do not know if any one of you guys have it or seen the 1982 edition of National Geographic. The late great Somali composer and author of many Somalia Sugaan curriculum, Muuse Galaal was accompanied by the reporter of an extensive exploration of Somali culture and land. At time there were some skirmished at border between Somalia and Ethiopia. The reporter asked Mr.Galaal, where is the legitimate border of the Somali republic?. he said " can you see that camel ? he said yes. Galaal said well this camel is a scientists. he will travel to east and the Seas will be his borders , he will travel west and when he reaches the fertile soil or ( dhoobayda) he will stop, since the camel can not walk on Dhoobay. That is our land . he beautiful Savannah of he Somali nomad.
  4. Ethiopia is the only empire from nineteen century still standing. After second world war and the independence of many colonized countries it should have dissolved as many other Empires did. Look at former Yugoslavia, they disintegrated to the ethnic nations that was forced by the victors of the first world war in Versailles in 1919.We all know when did the Abyssinian conquered the Somali region, or when the Reserve and Hawd was given to them. I am one of those who believe this Empire will disintegrate sooner or later. There are three scenarios were Ethiopia could exist or disappear !- they could become a plural multicultural society where every one can participate in an open democratic election. In this scenario any one could be elected as leader regarless of his background. 2- Disintegrate like former Yugoslavia where the Oromo, Somalis, Sidaamo, Danaakil, Tigre and Ahmara can all have their own country without the control of Tigre or Ahmara. 3- the third scenario is the status qua where a small minority of Ahmara or Tigre hold the power with a barrel of gun, while everybody else is hostage who must be ruled including Iley. It is a shame to see the Somalis refusing to be closer to their brethren or rejecting the rule of another Somali while carrying the shoes of the Ethiopia. Rayaale, Siilaanyo, Faroole and Culusow did not mind to be humiliated by the Ethiopian regime as long as they recognize them as the overseer of small project. I will ask Xaaji and other Somalilanders? Doesn't it bother you the constant dictation and humiliation the Ethiopian regime accords the Somaliland people and it's leaders on constant basis.don't you think we could be equal to them in terms of power, economy and military.Forget about Iley and the Onlf , I believe Somaliland could change the status of the Somali people very quickly if we think differently. The boys of Muqdisho can not be trusted to revive the Somali state. Why don't we think ones for our life time to make something different.
  5. I did miss this debate last night. I do not use Khat and I will welcome if they ban in the Diaspora especially in the west. on the otherside I have completely different idea on the home front. An English lawyer in the 18 century said " give six words he said and I will convict him" when it comes to make something Haraam without the clear guidance of the Quraan it is difficult. THe prophet Scw, said "moderation is the best of affairs. The Qat issue back home must be handled in a gradual way while the goal is it's elimination. !- Start to classify as a bad substance that undermines the well being and the economy of the people. 2- Control it;s movements and sales by taxing and licensing. Certain people should only be selling and like the Kacaanku did seveties by designating Siinay as the place to sell Qat.From cities to regions every local government must make money on this. THen you will move next stage. like discouraging it's use. 3- Those who chew it will be denied holding certain government offices like : parliament, ministries and management positions. 4- Change the work week and hours of work to make it difficult for people to chew.If government offices start working from 8 to 5pm while you have one hour for lunch and prayer it could minimize the need to chew in the afternoon. Eventually it will become like Alcohol were to who drink excessively could be bared from holding jobs. Here in the west, there are companies who test their employees for not only drug use but alcohol use. Most responsible middle class Canadians do not drink that much.Waxa la gaadhi doonaa Qaatka oo Ay Cunaan Dadka Dibjirka ah, Baabuurlayda, dadka bilaa camalka iyo mushtanaca liita xaga nolosha. Haddadan waxaad arkaysaa in dadka ganacsatada ahi ay cunaan kaliya jimcaha. dadka xawaaladha ka shaqeeyi ma cunaan, culimada badankoodu ma cunto dhalinta soo koraysa iyo kuwa jaamacadaha dhigta ma cunaan. markaa walllaalayaal, dddodan weli la isma gaadhin xagjirka shabaabka ah iyo kuwii keenay iyaga sida Salafiyiinta doodooda lama gaadhin . Diina u daba fadhiisan mayno.
  6. I did miss this debate last night. I do not use Khat and I will welcome if they ban in the Diaspora especially in the west. on the otherside I have completely different idea on the home front. An English lawyer in the 18 century said " give six words he said and I will convict him" when it comes to make something Haraam without the clear guidance of the Quraan it is difficult. THe prophet Scw, said "moderation is the best of affairs. The Qat issue back home must be handled in a gradual way while the goal is it's elimination. !- Start to classify as a bad substance that undermines the well being and the economy of the people. 2- Control it;s movements and sales by taxing and licensing. Certain people should only be selling and like the Kacaanku did seveties by designating Siinay as the place to sell Qat.From cities to regions every local government must make money on this. THen you will move next stage. like discouraging it's use. 3- Those who chew it will be denied holding certain government offices like : parliament, ministries and management positions. 4- Change the work week and hours of work to make it difficult for people to chew.If government offices start working from 8 to 5pm while you have one hour for lunch and prayer it could minimize the need to chew in the afternoon. Eventually it will become like Alcohol were to who drink excessively could be bared from holding jobs. Here in the west, there are companies who test their employees for not only drug use but alcohol use. Most responsible middle class Canadians do not drink that much.Waxa la gaadhi doonaa Qaatka oo Ay Cunaan Dadka Dibjirka ah, Baabuurlayda, dadka bilaa camalka iyo mushtanaca liita xaga nolosha. Haddadan waxaad arkaysaa in dadka ganacsatada ahi ay cunaan kaliya jimcaha. dadka xawaaladha ka shaqeeyi ma cunaan, culimada badankoodu ma cunto dhalinta soo koraysa iyo kuwa jaamacadaha dhigta ma cunaan. markaa walllaalayaal, dddodan weli la isma gaadhin xagjirka shabaabka ah iyo kuwii keenay iyaga sida Salafiyiinta doodooda lama gaadhin . Diina u daba fadhiisan mayno.
  7. waxii Xaaraan Ah Qurqqnka ayaa Hore Loogu Sheegay. Sida Khamrada, khansiirka iyo Khamaarka. Waxii kalo oo dhani waa "bad habit" aan qofka u fiicnayn. Shuruudahaas uu Nuune tirinayo kama dhigayaan Xaaraan. Culima tidhi iyo Waxaasi qiil ma aha. I will even go further, the local governments should introduce higher taxes to claim and keep some of the hard currency enriching our neighbors. Here in Canada more than 60% of the price of cigarette is taxes. Since it is legal product they should tax it. They can also designate certain area that Khat can only be sold. Those who sell must be also licensed.. Banning will create underground dealers just like the drug dealers in the west, which will put law enforcement and the people in dangerous terms. Hadaad maqasho qof wax mamnuucaya, ama waa Gadheere diinta ku cusub ama waa bayd gaab.
  8. now you talking common sense. I agree with you and I should have mentioned that the people and the business community have contributed great deal. In fact they are the foundations of progress.
  9. Direct aid must encouraged, At the same time the result must be seen on the ground. If Somaliland is becoming transparent on it's finances and spending the money on the projects intended I welcome it. Also direct aid from Britain and others was there before . let me give you an example the government of Kuwait paid $10 million last year for Airport development, U.A Emirate gave this year $19 million for road development, The European Union in 2011 gave $ 28 million for water improvement, yet we see money been raised from the diaspora to build the Ceerigaabo-Burco road, the Borama-Dila road which is 18 miles is being built by the people. Not one single Hospital is built by the state in any major City. so where is this money going. During Dahir Rayaale presidency in 2005 almost $17 million was granted to built bridges and roads. Other than few improvements in the Berbera- Hargeisa road the rest gone . let us see if this direct aid is felt by the people of Somaliland for the next few years. Hawdian I am not comparing the two, Somaliland has a done a lot especially in terms of law and order, institution building and democracy, but this are millions that must be felt by the people. Remember we send $200 dollars for family of ten and it feeds them well.
  10. To be fair Mogadishu based government received hundred of Millions. During Sheekh Shariif's reign they from 130 million dollars they got to revive the state, they spent only $50,000 dollars for social services. This was during the famine of 2011. Can you imagine people were starving to death and they spent $13 million dollars for the office of the president alone.Indeed those guys broke the record one it comes looting the public purse. The good thing is at least we are debating misdeeds,For most Somalis government is a tool to enrich and control the public discourse. from Somaliland,to Puntland and Mogadishu one thing is for sure: there is a bag of money sitting right their at palace to be dispensed at will.They do not need to go through Government ministries to legitimize their expenses.We are a long way from being accountable.
  11. If Somaliland does some thing good , they will be commended, like holding elections and improving local security, but it will never reach it's potential if people like Buurahadeer keep repeating the party line and denying facts on the ground. It is the interest of everyone including Somaliland to enhance local wealth generation. I went to Somaliland in 2011 and almost every sector of the government that is functioning or has some activity is involved by international NGOs's. From the health care to welfare: education, and agriculture:, police equipment,courts and justice. Almost all government miniseries are coupled with UNDP and others. There are over 119 NGo's in Hargeisa alone. Aid from World Bank, European Union, Britain, Denmark,Sweden, Gulf Arabs and many others were over 100 million Dollars for the last two years. I haven't seen them build 10 km road, Hospital or essential service like water wells for outlying districts.When people say Somaliland does not get aid from outside it is a lie. , .
  12. The Future, you right it is the psyche of all Soomaali leaders, they can not lift a finger without foreign aid. Wuxuu yidhi Waxay Nabadeen, Waxa Kasii Daran Waxay Nabareen. They are waiting somebody else to build their country. They don't have any plan to raise Internal revenue within the country. Afar Sanoo khasaartay iga dheh.
  13. I think this article unveiled the so-called Eu countries who failed to give any meaningful aid to Successive Somali governments since 2010. If they do not trust ruling class, how about directly paying the salary of the army who should be replacing Aminisom. Waar wadankan waa loo soo shaqo tagay. kulahaa 500 million ayaan Unisom siinay. Hadaanay shilin siinayn why ay wax ugu yeedhinayaan. shalay oo u dambaysay Airport ka ayey inta ugu yeedheen kula kulmeen deeq bixiyeyaashu. muxuu u odhan waayey Villa Somalia iigu yeedha. Horaanu u nidhi wadankani rug caddaaa buu u baahan yahay, maalin walba, Wadaad yar oo Semi educated ah ayaa la noo keenaya. Hadii uu rabo in uu dawladiiisan iyo mustaqbalka dadka rabo in uu u gargaaro ha magacaabo Raiisul Wasaare karti leh oo reer Soomaaliland ah. Lagase filimaaayo.
  14. First the Darwiish Sayid was born in Buuhoodle Togdheer few miles from Buroa city , so he is a Somalilander by today's standard, second while his method of confronting the British colonial was radical , he waged his war of independence according to that era. In the history of Somali independence movement he is a national icon that can not be denied by history. on the issue of his statue been erected in Jigjiga that is pure Qabyaalad, and I agree with Xaaji that it is a sinister way for the Ethiopian regime, who colonized this region and still occupies today to shift the blame to the European colonials. The so called Onlf and mr. Mohamed Omar (iley) are here to loot the Somali region. The Onlf was just a tool to claim and rule by force a land shared by many Soomaalis. If they do not change their hungry character the will destroy that region just as the same way they destroyed the Somali republic.
  15. I would like to add my few senses on this issue. There are probably couple of reasons that the Jews excel in science and business. 1- The Jewish people were persecuted for centuries, especially in the western world and Russia.Education and business ingenuity were the only way to escape from poverty. Don,t look farther, even in the early twentieth century, just like blacks, Jewish were denied to be members of white Christian Clubs. They forced their way and through education broke these barriers. 2-There are probably no Jews Noble Laureates from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Spain or Portugal or many other countries were there Jewish communities live and do well. As we are all aware most of the winners come from Advanced economies in the west. The Jewish Diaspora is one of he oldest among western nations, and these western being open societies the possibilities are greater for those who strive or success. among the sixty or so Muslim countries, almost all of them were colonized, except Turkey and Iran. 90% of these countries gained their independence for the last half of the twentieth century. The western world took literally the Hadiis of the Prophet which says " one must seek knowledge from the cradle to grave" , also you need freedom to seek knowledge. The Muslim Ummah must separate it self from the backward culture of the Khaliijul Arab before it can challenge others. On the issue of Somali contribution of the world, I bet you within few decades the Somali Diaspora will produce great minds, not to the extant of the Jewish community but compared to other developing nations. We are not static nation by nature we are mobile nomads, we cannot be boxed in somebody else s narration. Moe Farrah the Somali British runner and many more will be on the spot light. Few months ago I was chatting with a guy from Zimbabwe , and he said " are you Somalis guys in exile or refugees or what? I told him that few decades ago we were singing " Ian Smith ma muuqdeen, Rodishia ma maageen hadan midig la siinin" I narrated how we took part in their liberation from White minority rule in Zimbabwe. Look at these great minds in this forum, how intelligent and reasonable they are, when they are engaged issues outside their tribal home lands. Finally, Atheists like Richard Dawking will never understand The Believing of the unseen and .faith. The foundation of hierarchy like God the Creator, Faith , Family and country were replaced by mans desires and whims by proclaiming the death of Faith. I have no intention of debating with atheist.
  16. I would like to add my few senses on this issue. There are probably couple of reasons that the Jews excel in science and business. 1- The Jewish people were persecuted for centuries, especially in the western world and Russia.Education and business ingenuity were the only way to escape from poverty. Don,t look farther, even in the early twentieth century, just like blacks, Jewish were denied to be members of white Christian Clubs. They forced their way and through education and broke these barriers. 2-There are probably no Jews Noble Laureates from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Spain or Portugal or many other countries were there Jewish communities live and do well. As we are all aware most of the winners come from Advanced economies in the west. The Jewish Diaspora is the oldest among western nations, and these western being open societies the possibilities are greater for those who strive or success. among the sixty or Muslim countries, almost all of them were colonized, except Turkey and Iran. 90% of these countries gained their independence for the last half of the twentieth century. The western world took literally the Hadiis of the Prophet which says " one must seek knowledge from the cradle to grave" , also you need freedom to seek knowledge. The Muslim Ummah is must separate it self from the backward culture of the Khaliijul Arab before it can challenge others. On the issue of Somali contribution of the world, I bet you within few decades the Somali Diaspora will produce great minds, not to the extant of the Jewish community but compared to other developing nations. We are not static nation by nature we are mobile nomads, we cannot be boxed in somebody else s narration. Moe Farrah the Somali British runner and many more will be on the spot light. Few months ago I was chaying this guy from Zimbabwe , and he said " are you Somalis guys in exile or refugees or what? I told him that few decades ago we were singing " Ian Smith ma muuqdeen, Rodishia ma maageen hadan midig la siinin" I narrated how we took part in their liberation from White minority rule in Zimbabwe. Look at these great minds in this forum, how intelligent and reasonable they are, when they are engaged issues outside their tribal home lands. Finally, Atheists like Richard Dawking will never understand The Believing of the unseen and .faith. The foundation of hierarchy like God the Creator, Faith , Family and country were replaced by mans desires and whims by proclaiming the death of Faith. I have no intention of debating with atheist.
  17. waa sida aad sheegtay reer koonfurku waa dadqalbi wanaagsan , laakiin "elite" koodu waa dad musuq ragaadiyey. Arinta cusub ee imika soo korodhay waxa weeye dad "semi educated" ah oo laakiin xarfaan ku ah waxis daba marinta ayaa soo galay "not only the ruling class but also in the highest level of government bureaucracy. in badan ayaad SomaliaOnline wax ku qoraysay aduunkana waad soo martay ee maxaa tala ah kala shakigan sidee looga baxaa. kuwa ugu waaweyni waa kan ka dhaxeeye the "D" block iyo HAg., kan ka sii weyni waakan ka dhaxeeya beesha SNM iyo D block . xagee laga bilaaba xalka. Sidoo kale qori isu dhiibkaan beesha Muqdisho mid la daawan karo ma ahan.
  18. Somalis are democratic by nature, if the neighboring entities leave them alone, certainly they will reach some consensus. The Somali issue is whipped from the behind by undemocratic despots. Al-shabaab is from Saudi -Arabia, the most backward undemocratic country in the world. how about Ethiopia for ninety years since nineteen thirty they had only four leaders. that is almost a century. by now we all know who is who of the Somali political stake holders. Xaaji Saaxiib bahashan Soomaalinimada shalayba inagaa keenay oo u gabaynay, u heesnay o cagaha u taagnay, kow dheh, inagamana fursanaysee maxaa inoo tala ah. Dadkan walaalaheena ee dhibaataysan sidan uma daawan karneee. Dad laxidhiidhay Gabadhii Yusur ee bangiga iska casishay waxay u sheegtay in lacagta la rabay in la dhaco ay 100 million ahayd 1991 kii hadana ay "interest badani fuushay iyo Dahab mudo Swis yaalay waxa lagu qiyaasayaa ilaa 280 million. Shan qof ayaa rabay in ay qaataan lacagta intaa leeg. Argagixisado Kenya 1998 ayey joogeen before even al-shabaab was in the Somali scene. Can you imagine the most cottupt country in the world Kenya trying to pacify Somalia. Soomaalida hala isku Daayo.
  19. If Saaid fights for his survival any thing an happen. But, the truth is he will be compensated handsomely and will go quietly. probably couple of millions. That is the rumor coming from the villa. Qoslaaye , long time ago he realized that Saaid an not stop the attacks coming from the D block, so now it is time to get a punland guy to minimize the pressure.
  20. If Saaid fights for his survival any thing an happen. But, the truth is he will be compensated handsomely and will go quietly. probably couple of millions. That is the rumor coming from the villa. Qoslaaye , long time ago he realized that Saaid an not stop the attacks coming from the D block, so now it is time to get a punland guy to minimize the pressure.
  21. meeshaan gabay baa ka socda. Abtigiis, this is why people call us " a nation of poets" while it is polemic and tribal baiting , it shows the tradtion of somali " fadhi ku dirir", showing both the arogance on one side and proud Somali tradition on different side. did you see how he is challenging the Americans. After this he is probably chewing chat with his adversaries.
  22. I can not imagine taking the UN as a ransom became the latest tactic of this old man. do you know how many NGOs who are affiliated with the UN work in Hargeisa?, probably hundred. they pay teachers, nurses and almost all projects in Somaliland. a quarter of the work force are employed by them. Well if another Bashar Asad wanna be want to rise from Burco , so be it. united nationka ayaan diiday ku lahaa. afar wareersan oo ku ag wareegsan ayuu been u sheegaya. Some of you may think he is suicidal, but next two weeks some of his supporters here in Somalia on line will keep cheer him up util realty bites.
  23. Alaahu yaclam. xaaskiisuse waxay ku dhashay hargeisa. Qarxin wax la qarxiyo Somaaliland waxa ugu dambeeyey wakhtigii Rayaale. Sheekh Siilaanyo iyo Aw Godane malaha heshiis baa dhex maray in la is nabad geliyo.
  24. good stuff, Walaahoi you can put together in a book. never seen any body document all these different stages of the history. thanks .