Suldaanka

Somalia's inept Foreign Minister

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Diktoore,

Digest this statement

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Mr. Guterres said on Friday that in the interests of putting the Somali people, and the work of UNSOM first, he would be appointing a new Special Representative and head of mission, "in due course". He offered Mr. Haysom his "full confidence" in his long and successful track record on service to the UN. "

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In the wake of the Somali Government's decision last week to expel the head of the UN's assistance mission, UNSOM, the Security Council on Saturday cautioned that 2019 would be "a critical year" for the east African nation that is reconsituting itself after decades of conflict.

 

As I understand it, that statement reeks of dismay, disbelief and the fact that the UN SG is assuming the morale high grounds here by saying that this is not about Phantom Government that we are replacing the SRSG but it is for the Somali People's Sake. 

That in my opinion is very powerful. It show lost in trust with Villa AMISom. It also conveys that the UN should not become a scapegoat for the failed and failing Cheeseman. Hence, Kaadi badane waa loo gogol badiya

 

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And what formulae did you apply to have to determine his being inept?

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On 1/7/2019 at 7:04 AM, Suldaanka said:

As I understand it, that statement reeks of dismay, disbelief and the fact that the UN SG is assuming the morale high grounds here by saying that this is not about Phantom Government that we are replacing the SRSG but it is for the Somali People's Sake. 

Suldaanka

I agree with you in the sense, that, all those who have put their hopes-up on a proper political and diplomatic conduct from Villa Somalia will surely be disappointed from this point onward.

And one of the first casualty of this UN's fiasco will be that the United Nations's Secretary General (UNSG) will simply appoint some "none-entity" - for a lack of a reputable diplomat who wants to run the risk of being humiliated in the manner Mr Haysom was besmirched - to the position of his special representative in Somalia (SRSG) just to finish off the task of seeing through the remaining two years of the UNSOM's mandate in Somalia in "overseeing" the AMISOM's peace-keeping mission in Somalia.

And there is also a distinct possibility that no one will "volunteer" to even pay next year (2020/21) financial contribution towards AMISOM's peace-keepers before its mandate even finishes at the end of that fiscal year.

In other words, once the member-states of the UN, especially those who wanted to help Somalia under the UN's mandate, actually and genuinely realize that Somalia does not take seriously any "political obligation" in which they have entered into, particularly the "list of issues" in which Somalia have signed on for it to do it by 2021 at the then London's conference of 2017, means that no one, henceforth, will be paying a dime towards the AMISOM's coffers in the remainder of their mandate in Somalia.

And of courses, it goes without saying that it was never likely that the AMISOM's mandate for Somalia will be renewed in post 2021 era, anyway.

So we shall see (within this year) the sight of the UN's officials and offices simply and quietly "retreating" from any larger State-building effort in which they were helping Somalia with it previously.

And then you can just perceive the "scale" of the implication and the ramification that will result from it, henceforth, particularly from such open retreat by the UN of what was previously its sole political position in Somalia.

This in turn will mean, that, all the effort to "ready-up" Somalia for a full democratic transition by 2021 (at the latest) will simply be lost for good. And all UN's officials (both in Mogadishu, and in Nairobi, as well as those who are in New-York for Somalia's UN's portfolio) will simply run away from the "political responsibility" of being blamed for any disaster that may occur in the mean-time.

Hence, why I believe, that, the UNSOM will be from now on a mere "talking-shop" that has no power or any "legitimacy" to do anything useful at all for Somalia. Whilst, on the other hand, and at the same time, everyone else, especially the African's peace-keepers, will simply run to the "exit-door", after they collect their peace-keeping's money by next fiscal year. 

And these Africans will do that as soon as possible just so that they won't be blamed as well for any security or political calamity that may happen in Somalia due to the collapse of the "political legitimacy" of the UN's mission in Somalia.

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