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Khadafi   

The noose around Abdi Ileys neck has been tightened by his  own master. It seems that those who he tortured and maimed under direct orders from the TPLF has now been legitimized. I wonder what he is thinking of at this very moment. The events are unfoulding and those somalis from region 6 need to come together and agree upon a common stance. The Oromos  have united and they seem to have achieved their goal.  The least the ONLF could do is to learn from their grave mistake they made in 1994.  They need to understand that their political demands  are at odds with current political narrative of "etiopia tikdem" (Unified Ethiopia).   In a nutshell they should not trust the political gestures made by Abey.

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galbeedi   

I have met many members of the ONLF throughout the years, and one thing you appreciate about them is their level of political maturity explaining and understanding the Somali Galbeed issue. 

Even if you meet the least educated ONLF members, you will be surprised how well versed they are on the issues of independence. The local ONLF in this province are as firm as they have been for the last ten years. That is why they deserve to lead all of us this moment.

Waaad isleedahay in qof kasta oo xubin ka ah la siiyey casaro ku saabsan Gumeysiga , xoriyada iyo mu'aamarada Ethiopia. Many of these men and their families has suffered and paid the ultimate price. Despite our minor disagreement about names and other issues, today they are the legitimate voices of the Somali Galbeed people and  they must led any changes in the Zone.

All Somalis in the Zone must unite under the banner of ONLF and take charge of their land. 

THis Abiy guy must know that Somalis are not after thought 

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The Somali People Can’t and Shouldn’t Be An After-Thought Any More!

 Jun 22, 2018 
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The Somali Region is rife with gross human rights violations, corruption, nepotism and is in a dire economic conditions.

The Somali Region, in some respect, still feels like a military garrison even after the ushering of a new ‘ethnic federalism’ that has shown some gains in self-rule and guaranteed constitutional rights.

However, compared to the progress made by other regions in terms of respect for both human and constitutional rights as well gains in economic development, the Somali Region seems like it is frozen time. It feels like like we are still in the year nineteen hundred ninety one!

Killing, indiscriminate arrests and lack of accountability is too common in the Somali Region. It is part of live for the for the ruled, and it is lifestyle for it is rulers.

It became too normal that people became numb to it.

Though, there is gusty winds of change that has been plowing for some time now that led to a relative expansion of the political as space and modest gains in terms of dismantling of the ‘terror state’, human rights situation and personal freedoms of the Somali people took a dramatic to the wrong direction.

In short, the changes spearhead by the reformist faction of the EPRDF coalition resulted a short reprieve and renewed hope for the other Ethiopians while at the same time, the Somali people has been led to a dark path of increased brutality, killings, mass arrests and far limited exercise of human and democratic rights.

What also notable is that the Somali people Somali people finally woke up and descended to the streets to demand the same political and democratic freedoms other Ethiopians were marching for more than three years now.

What is also commendable is how the Somali elders, intellectuals, diaspora groups and politicians formed a common front to say ‘enough is enough’ and denounce Abdi Iley brutality and misrule and demand a new political dispensation for their people.

To affect a lasting change, it seems we have the all – well, all most all the right organic ingredients. there are grass roots movements in the name form of ‘Dulmidid’ movement, on the ground protest groups in the form #Barbaarta, political organizations in the name of SRAJ and boundless social and political activism to mention a few of those.

However, what is glaringly missing is the federal government support in-terms guarantying the Somali people’s basic human and constitutional rights as well as ensuring the safety and welfare of those who dared to oppose Abdi Iley’s reign of terror.

This position of ignoring the plight of the Somali people is an untenable. Hence,
it’s incumbent on PM Abiy’s government to intervene and arrest the widespread human rights abuses that became the way of life in the Somali Region.

Why federal intervention and why now?
For starters, this is neither something new nor something un usual. There has been federal government intervention in the affairs of the regional administrations since the invention of the current political dispensation.

Though most of these interventions were not in the best of interest of people in those regions that were the subject of these interventions, there is a legal regime to just do that as provided in the federal constitution and obviously for a good reason. One of those eligible reasons for a legal intervention being to arrest a an already deteriorating human rights situation that region in point is not able amend as provided in Article 51 (14) or Article 55 (16) of the constitution and as detailed by Proclamation No. 359/2000, ‘The System for the Intervention of the Federal Government in the Regional States’.

In a case of a living example, most of our current political and social ills stem from the unwarranted and often excessive intrusiveness in the way of TPLFites who were handling the entire Somali Region political class as though they were their own little pets.

The current Regional President, Abdi Mohamoud Omer, aka Abdi Iley, is not an exception. He is the biggest political tool they have ever acquired to rampage and exploit the Somali people and their resources. He is the best thing that ever happened to the them and obviously the worst thing that ever happened to the Somali people bar none.

He has been compromised like no other. In return, he rewarded the Tigrayan puppet masters and their families handsomely with giant contracts, land deals and kickbacks.

They also have in indirect control over the entire region’s security budget which can sometimes run up to a third of the Region’s budget. It is usually spent in the name of procurement deals for arms and other supplies for the Liyou police.

The Somali people cannot afford another 27 years of being a military garrison where killing, abductions, indiscriminate arrests, grotesque level of corruption, nepotism, and impunity is the norm.

It cannot also afford to be the the breeding ground for ‘daytime hyenas’ anymore.

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2 hours ago, Holac said:

ONLF allied with the Oromo  vs. Abdi Illey allied with the TPLF.

Who will prevail?

Neither. And this is precisely the wishes of the occupiers. Somalis fighting Somalis.

Somalis should stand strong and united against all comers if they are to achieve self-determination.

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Ducale   

You can always count on somali to put the cart before the horse.  Is it really wise to focus on Iley in a time where the most obvious outcome will be, Embolden oromo in their killig spree of somali?   I see only more rift confusion and uncertainty between the somali in kililka. Iley his supporters are not office workers who will take a redundancy on the chin. Somalida killilka are also devided along clan lines and it's a focking shame we are always too eager to work with outsiders than fellow somali. Strangely enough they all have one thing in common. "They believe in somalinimo". 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Holac said:

ONLF allied with the Oromo  vs. Abdi Illey allied with the TPLF.

Who will prevail?

Holac,

You were the last person on this SOL, I would have expected this kind of categorization. Its to be expected from the likes of galbeedi and etc, but not from you.

Why does the Somali people are considered good to ally with somebody, but somebody to ally with the Somali people?

Why is it that the first thing a Somali with difference with other Somali goes to name each other by foreigners to both of them?

Why is it that the Oromo are most interested and restless trying to find a crack in the clans more than anyone else in Ethiopia?

The facts on the ground so far:

Almost all Somali people in kililka realize that clan politics this time will finish off what little has been achieved in unity and respectability for the Somali people.

There is no other Somali enclave to help if kililka falter and became prey to Ethiopian Ethnic fights and politics . Mogadishu, HirShebele, Hiiran, Bay Bakool, Puntland, Somaliland, Jubaland NFD....no one is organized enough strong enough wealthy enough..to do enything at all. Kililka is for good or bad the most capable at this time.

Fortunately all around bordering including the Afar are on kililka side with exception of the obvious.

 

 

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