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Ex-Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

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As usual, Ethiopians are arresting and extraditing those, like this two-bit-Jihadist call Roobow, who may be found in their "colony" within Somalia, namely, places like Baydhabo of Bay region.

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The former number two leader of Somalia's al-Shabab extremists, who is now a candidate in a regional election, was arrested Thursday prompting violent protests in which four people were killed, officials said.
 

Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, previously al-Shabab's spokesman, was arrested by Ethiopian troops that are part of the African Union forces supporting the Somali government, Nur Ahmed, an electoral official in Somalia's Southwest state, told The Associated Press.

Robow was flown from Baidoa to Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, said a Somali intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Robow defected last year from al-Shabab, Africa's deadliest extremist group, last year and is now running to be regional president of Southwest state in elections scheduled for Dec. 19.

The Ethiopian soldiers arrested Robow at the regional president's residence in Baidoa, according to witnesses. The regional candidates had been summoned for a meeting at the residence. Somali police accompanied Ethiopian soldiers in the arrest, said officials.

Gunfire erupted in Baidoa as Robow's supporters protested his arrest. Armed militias thought to be linked to Robow were seen on streets in the town, said police Col. Ahmed Abdi.

At least four people were killed, including an Ethiopian soldier, in the clashes between troops and armed men thought to be Robow's supporters, said Abdi. The Ethiopian army deployed tanks and hundreds of soldiers in Baidoa following the fighting, he said.

The lanky, bearded Robow, last year had a $5 million bounty on his head, offered by the U.S. government but the reward was dropped before he defected from al-Shabab. Although he is blamed for directing much of the rebels' violence, he is generally popular in the Southwest region.

Robow's controversial campaign exposed the rift between Somalia's federal government based in Mogadishu and the regional government.

Worried about Robow's popularity, the federal government sent at least one high-level official to try to persuade him to step aside.

"I was asked to relinquish my candidacy but I'm telling you that ... I will be running for president," Robow told supporters in October. "With the help of God, we will win and peace will win."

The U.S. military's Africa command said it is aware of the reports of Robow's arrest.

The arrest was criticized by Rashid Abdi, of the International Crisis Group.

"A thoroughly daft move on part of the Ethiopians," said Abdi in a tweet. "They have now made him a martyr; increased his popularity even more."

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https://www.hiiraan.com/news4/2018/Dec/161504/ex_somalia_extremist_now_running_for_office_is_arrested.aspx

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The Ethiopians run the show there and I believe this arrest also ends his career as running for the governorship in baydhabo. Since the place is a jihadist nest.

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6 hours ago, Xaaji Xunjuf said:

The Ethiopians run the show there and I believe this arrest also ends his career as running for the governorship in baydhabo. Since the place is a jihadist nest.

I agree he is done in for good. Although, this time, I think his fate is so deserving and it couldn't have happen to a more suitable two-bit-murderer than this fellow in the whole of the Somali peninsula, but still the point that strikes one is the fact that it was the Ethiopians who actually did the dirty deeds in here.

And it goes to show how much Ethiopia actually runs things in the ground. And yet we have folks in here of SOL who were screaming blue murder because Somaliland had reached a "commercial deal" with Ethiopia with the port of Berberra where her total foot-print from that deal was only 19% in shares-ownership from any profit of that deal.

Now you see why I treat with sheer coruscating contempt those from Koonfuria who talks endlessly and a great game about "sovereignty of Somalia", when on the other hand their country is such an "effective colony" of regional states, like the Ethiopians of this world.

And now by the looks of it, even Eritreans will soon be joining in the "colonization scheme" of Somalia, according to what the likes of Mr Cheeseman is cooking up with the Eritrean's dictator in Mogadishu even now.

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There is absolutely no vision or  state building coming from villa Amisom.  What  is very  interesting to note is that  roobow fought the Ethiopians the man radicalized because of the  Ethiopian led invasion by the late tigrian strongmen Meles  zenawi with his footsoldier from gerowe. How ever he  fought the Ethiopians and he ended up in an Ethiopian prison  after he surrenderd  to the so  called  federal gov't.  Surely this will stop others from shabaab camp to defect the humiliation of roobow will stop them.  The koonfurians that believe  there is a sovereign state  which is in charge of any  jurisdiction in Italian Somalia. They are just lying to themselves.  They know the political reality on the ground. Its just  niyad dhis aswecall it in af Somali . They don't get it that all legitimacy the so called paper govt has it's because of  the international community. 

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Hard to believe the SFG cannot cobble up one squad to arrest someone in a presidential residence on its own while Ethiopians guarding the area. Instead the Ethiopian forces have to guard the area and arrest the man.

Every SFG soldier must have been scared of retaliation from followers of the candidate, they chose to get it done by Ethiopians.

Or the Ethiopians wanted to show that empires have long hand and long memory.

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The game is set, Farmaajo has been encircled, the Opposition groups have grown ever so powerful that it will be a matter of time before Famaajos infantile government is dismantled and the true rightful heir of that chair assumes its duty.

Farmaajo is an blessing and a wake up call to the Reer Mogadishu, all these years we were living in that kumbaya fairytale of how Qabyaalad is gone, but alxamdulilahi Farmaajo has restored our common sense with his aggression.

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3 hours ago, Dalmar1 said:

The game is set, Farmaajo has been encircled, the Opposition groups have grown ever so powerful that it will be a matter of time before Famaajos infantile government is dismantled and the true rightful heir of that chair assumes its duty.

Farmaajo is an blessing and a wake up call to the Reer Mogadishu, all these years we were living in that kumbaya fairytale of how Qabyaalad is gone, but alxamdulilahi Farmaajo has restored our common sense with his aggression.

Just bring it! I can not wait the show  to start. I will be disappointed if you don’t dismantle Farmaajo’s government in days.

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11 hours ago, Old_Observer said:

Hard to believe the SFG cannot cobble up one squad to arrest someone in a presidential residence on its own while Ethiopians guarding the area. Instead the Ethiopian forces have to guard the area and arrest the man.

Every SFG soldier must have been scared of retaliation from followers of the candidate, they chose to get it done by Ethiopians.

Or the Ethiopians wanted to show that empires have long hand and long memory.

you wonder, something weird about these nabad and Nolol Boys. 

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Af jini waligiinba ku baroorta. Wiilkoodi inta lagala dhexbaxay aya sharaaca lagu jidhdilay yago Ethiopia  toos u sheegtay iney amar villa somalia kasoo baxay fulinayaan. 

Koley dadkan af shaydanka ku hadlayaa inaga mid maaha. Sikasta u dhageystay oo wax aliyaliyo wax aan ka fahmay aya iska yar. Marmarka qaarkood waan u garaaba Sayidkii sixranaa waagu gamta ka saaray. 

Balo idin aragtay!

 

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4 hours ago, Ducale said:

Af jini waligiinba ku baroorta. Wiilkoodi inta lagala dhexbaxay aya sharaaca lagu jidhdilay yago Ethiopia  toos u sheegtay iney amar villa somalia kasoo baxay fulinayaan. 

Ducale,

With all due apologies to the copy-right owner of this picture. But, I keep on thinking the inherent massage it carries in here.

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37 minutes ago, Oodweyne said:

Ducale,

With all due apologies to the copy-right owner of this picture. But, I keep on thinking the inherent massage it carries in here.

DuWrzPZXcAAuqeF.jpg

OLD MAN

Dhaqan yuhuudkii lagugu xaman jirey ayaad halkan kawadaa. 

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52 minutes ago, Duufaan said:

OLD MAN

Dhaqan yuhuudkii lagugu xaman jirey ayaad halkan kawadaa

Nadal-Naxli, maxaad tidhi:"Dhaqan Yuhuudkii lagugu Xaman Jirey ayaad halkan kawadaa". Walee, doofaar si kasta oo loo karbaasho edeb ma yeesho.

Waryaa, Ina-Dhidir-Dhufaanlow, aan kuu sheegaa, "Dhaqan-Yuhuudeedku" waa dhaqanka ninka "xiniinyo" nin kale ku dagaal taga. Sida Yuhuuda Israel ku nooli ay xoogga iyo xiniinyaha wadamadda qarbiga isugu haleeyaan haddii arini ku xumaato marka ay timaato heysashadda ay heystaan dhulkan ay Carabta ka boobeen.

Soomaali Mahamed gudaheedana waa la yaqaana ragga "xinniinyo" dad kale iyo "muruq" dad kale ku xoogsi taga. Waana kuwaas fuleyda ah ee marna Xabashi u soo kaxaysta Soomaalida Xamar Joogtay. Oo ah sidii Adeerka Col. Yey sameeyey. Marna, Kikuuya Kenyaatiga ah u soo kaxaysta kuwa kale oo Soomaal ah oo Jubooyinka jooga. Marna Eritrean iyo Oromo doonaya in ay usoo kaxaystaan Soomaali kale si ay xoog ugu noqdaan rag-kale xiniinyahood.

Kuwaas Soomalida ka tirsan ayaa "dhaqan-Yuhuud-leh". Ee isweydii, tolow, yey ka yihiin, Soomaali Maxamed kuwaasi, hacooyow nadalka ahi. 

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Hello Folks,

And just in case the notion of what "Dhaqan-Yuhuud" actually is, may proven to be a tad hard to fathom by this wretched ball-less coward call Duufaan, here is in "graphic form" of that "culture" in action.

Which is a "cowardly culture" of borrowing other men's muscle and their power in the hope of "amounting" much in the "Somali context" on the back of those "borrowed muscles".

This was what Col Yey did (as it can be seen in the picture below - circa 2007). As well as what the "piglety-cowardly-boy" by the name of Mr Cheeseman is trying do now in Baydhabo (circa - 2018).

Whilst at the same time, he is doing everything within his ability to "polish" the boots of those he seems to have decided to "borrow" their muscles. Such as the likes of Mr Abby Ahmed, which in turn account for the reason he signed-off four (4) ports from Somalia to him to own it completely. 

 

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5 hours ago, Oodweyne said:

Ducale,

With all due apologies to the copy-right owner of this picture. But, I keep on thinking the inherent massage it carries in here.

DuWrzPZXcAAuqeF.jpg

 

Very powerful image.

 

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It  seems the weak govt  which control's  nothing on the ground is very determined to humiliate the may may clan.   First jawaari than sakiin now roobow. It really looks like  politically xiiniyo  siib being done  dadyoowgan reer baydhabo ismana diifaacan.

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