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  1. By your own words you admit that not much has changed in the political behavior of the leaders, and just as they were led in 1960’s by the emotions of fears, animosity (Ethiopia) and brethren love (Italian Somalia) without making rationele and objective political calculations, they are today behaving in the same manner and making calculations based on sentiments rather then objective calculations but then with the roles turned around. What has also not changed, is that in the run-up to the unification of 1960’s, anyone who questioned the political narrative based on sentiments of those days, and dared to suggest to consider a less hastened unification would be scolded (La ya Garaad) or even thrown bottles at them (Cigaal). Today not much has changed, anyone dare to suggest for a sensible approach and reconsider approach based on populous sentiments is scolded as being anti-Somaliland.
  2. Nobody doubts this, but you won’t see countries allowing (by choice) or leasing military bases from much bigger or more power neighbouring countries on their soil.
  3. True, but I really do not understand why feelings and such can’t be set aside, specially when it comes to foreign affairs, given the daily lessons we can observe of the constant changing relationships and dynamics between countries. And why we can’t simply come to a basic and common understanding ‘that foreign politics isn’t about love and hate, friends and enemies, but about short and long interest, opportunities, risks and relationship dynamics and factors under constant change’. The Palestinians in the 19th century and begin of 20th century never ever would have thought that Jews would ever become a player in the Middle East or let alone take over their country and push them out. The Ukranians in the 1990’s never ever doubted giving up their Nukes to Russia, or leasing Crimea Port to Russia’s Navy and that considered that ur would ever be used against them, let alone Crimea being annexed together with a third of their country by their brotherly Neighbor.
  4. Xunjufoow, wax bari dhacday, gabar ayee so wada koreen wiil ee qaraabo ahayeen oo wexe markasta u wada dhaqmi jireen si walaaltinimo ah. Intaaso Sano kadib wiilki oo weynaaday oo xoog batay, ayee gabadhii xafada yda oo masaxisa oo foorarta diracii kor u qaaday, wiilkii walaalalaha ahayeen ayaa marku arkay alaabtii oo soo eegisaa ayuu isla markii dalaq siiyay. Gabadhii ayaa cabaaday alla hoogayeey ba’yeey, maxaa saa u sameysay walaalkay ayaa tahay, ayuu ku yidhi walaalkaa waan ahay laakin alaabtada ayaa isoo eegtay oo bahalkan iskugu yeedhay. Marka Xunjufoow, Cushitigu wa walaaleheen iyo dariskeen laakin ha iskugu yeedhin waxa heysidna ha usoo bandhigin, wa intaase dalaq siiyane.
  5. Ethiopia’s Abiy takes a page from Russia, China in asserting the right to restore historical claim to strategic waters THECONVERSATION.COM Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed claims his landlocked country has a right to demand maritime access to a Red Sea port from its... “Abiy invoked a 19th-century Abyssinian warrior, Ras Alula Aba Nega, who had proclaimed the Red Sea as Ethiopia’s “natural boundary.”
  6. Well those countries don't put historical claims or have narratives clamining historical rigths on the land. And they are not neighbours to you with a population of +100 mln people. If that was the case, Jabuuti would have become known only as an appetiser.
  7. Initially the Palestinians sold only a fraction of the land to Jews in the 19th century, less then 5% but this was sufficient to create foothold, justification for ownership of the total land and declare the state of Israel in 1948, to later on take the rest of the land by force and expel the majority population and majority owners of the land. The Palestianians declared a fatwa on selling land to Zionist, but it was already to late to turn things around.
  8. Jewish land purchase in Palestine - Wikipedia EN.M.WIKIPEDIA.ORG A bit of political history on Palestine and how the in early days Jews purchased lands from Palestinians.
  9. Xaaji, your definition of Qaran is like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall. One day, it's all about a Qaran owned by its citizens, with a constitution and democracy, and the next day it's a Qaran that's morphed into an authoritarian family regime that has suspended democratic elections, divided its citizens in to in-groups, second class and another as enemies to wage war against and . Make up your mind!
  10. Indeed this will backfire big time.
  11. Politically this is to his advantage. For his supporters and those in doubt, these 34 felony charges will only proof to the nature of the political prosecution against Trump. Cause they will think contemplate on what has he exactly done wrong, paid hush money to a prostitute? Who has he hurt, and who cares about a women of the streets getting few extra bucks to keep her mouth shut? They will compare with how Bill Clinton was treated when he deflowered an office intern in the Oval Office and lied under oath about it, not a single conviction, prosecution or even talk of felony. Clearly to many Americans, this case proves Trump is being politically prosecuted.
  12. Somali’s really need to have a dialogue on what is understood by ‘Qaran’, clearly people having a completely different understanding of this term, what it means and what it’s fundaments are. We have been so loosely using and abusing the term for so long, justifying waging war against own civilians, bombing cities, calling every critical thinker ‘qaran dumis’, refusing any sort of reflection, dialogue and thinking on the political discourse, silencing political opponents, all in the name of ‘difaaca Qaranka’. What is even more funnier is that one feels urgently the need to defend the nation against enemies (‘Difaaca Qaranka’ ), comes at times that rulers are holding on to power far beyond expiration dates.
  13. Why do authoritarians always use ‘war’ against so called ‘enemies’ to incite ‘nationalism’, when their intention is holding on to power far beyond their expiration dates? And why do the masses always fall for this and are blinded to see the basic facts and futility of it all?
  14. If a regional war indeed ignites it could plunge Eritrea in to a civil war, as 33 years of authoritarian rule has deeply divided its people. Afewerki should better start reforming his country and loosen the tight belt.
  15. Don’t blame the leaders, for they are just a reflection of the values, actions, and choices of the people they represent. ‘toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle mérite’ (‘Every nation gets the government it deserves’). If we as a nation have normalised corruption, divisiveness and masking our insecurities and failures by pointing our fingers at others. Then it’s very likely that one is to be ruled by leaders that mirrors these aspects.
  16. So where is your evidence, where are you numbers, where are the facts that you are basing your arguments on?
  17. You must think Elections are some sort of a choice on a menu, like an appetiser or a dessert that one can simply skip in favour of the main course, but on the contrary they are a must, with or without recongnition, war or no war.
  18. Your denying soldiers died there, you deny they were left by their leadership, you deny hundreds got lost, were killed or taken prisoners? You have accounted for all the lives of the soldiers?
  19. “Aqoonsi will come end of the year”, just before the elections and will lead to people celebrating and the miraculous re-elections(daylight robbery). The script is that simple.