Puntland, the state that was! in Politics Posted January 9, 2009 ME, your last statement is one of error. It goes far beyond our clannish quibles and cements Ethiopia's claim that "Somalis where never a coherently orginised lot, they were clans who had no common interest other than looting each other's camels and driving each other out of territories' . I resent such a deangerous premise. I dont want these silly mini states. It is not in the interest of our people (Somalida). We need to have a central but loosely governed Somali government that is coherent and progressive.