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Everything posted by Mourad1

  1. Che, that's the million-dollar question. However, every time that Ethiopia seems to be on the brick of disintegration or full-blown civil war. There is always a miraculous solution presented by the international community and all suddenly, all of the national heavyweights factions of the country miraculously accepted the solution. Did you wonder, how did Abiy come to power?
  2. We differ only in how Somalia should move forward, not if Somalia should move forward. Cumar Finnish personally welcoming Deni and Madoobe at the airport exemplifies the idea that we Somalis will continue the dialogue despite how intense our differences are.
  3. There are so many ways to solve the problem. For example, Abiy could have chosen to put a take-care government in place for a year in order to engineer the federal elections. But this outright power move by Abiy has backfired and now he is stuck between Amhara extremists, Oromo nationalists, and Tigriyian secessionists. He has blown his credit nationally and internationally and soon the international community who always has come to the rescue of their beloved Abyssinian brothers will do that again by removing Abiy Ahmed from office. It is just a matter of time.
  4. Galbeedi, I’m one of the many silent readers of these boards. I couldn’t agree with you more on your analysis of Abiy Ahmed. What I also have noticed, is that Abiy has morphed into something that few people could have foreseen (including you, Oodweyne). Specifically, the aspect of Abiy Ahmed’s character of indecision regarding Ethiopia’s internal affairs. It has been over two years that Abiy is in power and still, he has not spelled out any ideological positions or any political vision for Ethiopia. He seems to be a chameleon from the start, who was and still is out there to amass as much power as possible. All he utters, are ambiguous positions which he can comfortably make a 180 degrees turn on it.
  5. Abiy is trying to copy plays from Meles Zenawi’s playbook. However, he forgot that the masses have vivid memories of Zenawi’s rule. This is the age of the internet. The masses are better informed than ever and will not fall for old tricks of divide and rule. I hope that the youth keep applying pressure on him and letting him know that he is a transitional leader which was put in place to facilitate peaceful elections.
  6. Operatives of the war industry in Somalia are feeding the people of Mogadishu false narratives. Wouldn't it be in the interest of the public if government officials with dual citizenship quarantine outside of Somalia?
  7. Great article and analysis. Ethiopia is on the brink of civil war. The political factions' interests are opposing each other diametrically. Currently, we are witnessing political blows being dealt but eventually, the battle will shift from the political realm to the battlefield, if Abiy Ahmed doesn't compromise. Abiy is trying to copy a play from Meles Zenawi's book. The "first consolidate power, then make your moves" thing. However, in 2020 these sorts of things don't work. Kudos to Tigrayians for forcing Abiy's hand. The ultimate chameleon's cover is blown.
  8. By all means necessary. Thousands over thousands young men have given their lives in order to stop Xabashi’s oppression in last century and the sad part is that the struggle is still not over. So this is not the time to dig into the past and start pointing fingers. ONLF is not the right organization for the struggle nor do they have the right motives. However, they are the only ones who oppose the XabashiS unapologetically. So Cagjar’s ability to openly express his opinion in Jigjiga is in large parts thanks to ONLF. So let’s keep the struggle alive and leave divisive topics to the side. We Somalis have bigger fish to fry.
  9. Just because western media reports on it. You deem it to be true. I don’t know the entire story but one thing I do know is that she is the true definition of Araweelo. Always stood and still stands for Somali interests in the US and the state of MN. Ka Kac!
  10. As it is always the case with the IMF, everything is done with the aim of pushing a specific agenda. In this case, it is that IMF is trying to convene to Golf countries to buy more investment products from Western nations and re-alignment with their economic policies The interesting fact is that all of these Golf countries have surpassed the West in terms of living standards economically. Even if the oil industry collapses today, Golf countries have a such highly developed economies that increasing or imposing taxes on their foreign populations, little monetary easing and some borrowing on capital markets will be sufficient to keep all the families in line for at least a decade. So why does the IMF imply that a stop of oil funds will lead to political instability?
  11. The western world’s fascination with Abyssinia has always destabilized politics in the Horn. However, with the background of west political power declining and its societies secularizing, and above all the rise of other world powers. Karma has finally hit our Xabashi brothers. The shift is permanent and low-landers ethnicities of Afar, Somali and Oromo and others will settle score with the highlanders specifically with the Amhara for the century-long abusive policies funded by Western powers. The biblical name (Ethiopia) that Haile Selassie chose for this artificially created nation and established by the West, as a way to solidify Abyssinia’s Christian heritage and bond with the West, this name will be once again only used in a biblical context as Ethiopia will not exist. The country will balkanize and hopefully this will usher a new era of coexistence among different ethnicities in the Horn.
  12. Out of a pool of 50,000 potential offenders who live within the city limits, we cannot monitor their movements and whereabouts. In a highly connected society is not even possible. It defies all logic. There are clearly two administrations within the city. There is no other explanation. Therefore, I hope n&n focuses upon shutting down barbaar’s funding. That will merit instant results instead this detour.
  13. It is a good source of protein. Additionally, it is good to see fellow Somalis who are open minded. Migrating to Lapland in order to be sheltered in a church is considered normal. Somalis trying out a new source of protein are frowned upon. Ciyaarta jooji
  14. Basedless accusations. Somalia’s debt is no indicator of how badly the economy was managed back then. There is so much information missing, it is just speculation at this point. However, it is a fact that there was widespread corruption. But if it was so severe as some claim here, why haven’t Somalis across the region realized in 30 years timespan, half of the projects that were completed in midst of war and mayhem in the last two years of the administration.
  15. It is not much. However, the process will open up funds so that the gov't can pursue policies with certain autonomy from the international community.
  16. Aw guuriyo Maamulka Somaliland. There is nothing better to see a Somali region making progress. Hopefully, Somaliland will not limit itself to its internal market and makes Somalis across the region utilize the facilities.
  17. Abiy's narrative of creating a "New Ethiopia" might be the most rational one, however, it will not be the one most people will gravitate to. Amxaara and specifically Oromo are exploring their newfound freedom of expression. As a result, extreme narratives will dominate public interactions and airwaves. Additionally, Africa is the home of irrational decision making. So the notion of "silent majority" that will hand a mandate to a leader who represents a compromise and not an extreme one, will not happen now nor in the near future. So although Abiy's narrative of New Ethiopia has been around for a year, it is clear to see that the country is moving towards another direction. So Guess who will win the elections?
  18. They have to, otherwise, Soomaali Maryooley will send them to their graves. Look what happened to AUN Eng. Yariisow. However, I think all of us would tolerate some selfishness from our leaders but not to the point where one's selfish actions could potentially lead to the dismantlement of an entire administration. These selfish actions are very dangerous. That's why I hope that all parties come together and comprise in name of Soomalinimo and make Danta Guud top priority.
  19. Jubbaland was a war-zone 24 years long and it still is to some extent. However, compared to the past, the region has come along way. There is now a weak administration in place that has the potential to unite all the warring factions and create some sort of lasting peace among the people of the region. All the hard work of the past few years shouldn't go to waste. Electing new leadership, preferable a nationalist would establish this goal and can keep the project alive.
  20. Six years of valuable work is being slowly dismantled by the chief ego-maniac in charge. Hopefully, all parties involved will come to their senses and put Danta Guud before their selfish interests.
  21. Kenyans are literally losing the plot. However, what truly amazes me, is the level of open hostility towards Somalia. For almost 20 years the entire project of acquiring Somalia's maritime assets was less or more "Ku daye" mode (See if maryooley are willing to accept or not). Now, Kenyans are making real work out of it. Therefore, our waters definitely contain vast sums of extractable minerals otherwise the dispute would not have gotten such priority from the Kenyans.
  22. Kenya is now officially run by a gang of Suju’s. This letter is truly shocking. One should remind this gang of the fact that Jubbaland is a Member State of the Republic of Somalia and not a province of Kenya.
  23. A region that has been fought over for almost three decades. To suddenly come and say, that a specific group dominates the region without data or census on the table, is an insult to the intellect. A diverse region like Jubbaland should have an formula in place along the lines of 4.5 system, that gives all the important actors in the region a sense of representation on temporary basis. In the future, the admin can come up with tons of reasons to justify the distribution of the seats. But not in this matter, this kind of action will lead to more armed conflict and more opposition from other clans.
  24. Groups of anarchists and thugs will not be able to stop the government; "horaa loo soconayaa." Pretending to be outraged by the death of this young soul and the following demonstrations will not trick the masses in the capital who are overwhelming peace loving and law abiding Somalis. Somalis are becoming ever aware of the fact that there are groups among us that don't want Somalia's qaranimo to be fully restored. Restoring it will diametrically oppose these groups' interests. This tragic event and many more in the future will be used to try to damage the government.
  25. It is truly sad to see that after 14 years of ongoing conflict within the same city between two factions, neither Al-Shabaab nor the government can get the job done. So It is not wise to contemplate to form a national unity government with Al-Shabaab for the sake of the innocent lives in the region. And as a result, disregard whatever the IC are demanding. Because this can’t truly continue like this.