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Somaliland president Musa biixi receives UK defense Secretary Williamson in hargeysa

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Tallaabo   
1 minute ago, cadnaan1 said:

He updated his tweet and removed the countries.

 

Well the defense secretary has already achieved what he wanted from the tweet and that is to let the occupants of the AMISOM bunker know what the British government doesn't think of the Somali peninsula- and that is a united entity. 

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cadnaan1   
1 minute ago, Tallaabo said:

Well the defense secretary has already achieved what he wanted from the tweet and that is to let the occupants of the AMISOM bunker know what the British government doesn't think of the Somali peninsula- and that is a united entity. 

Muxuu wasiirka ugu cabsaday qoloda Amisom Ku ilaaliso Vila Somalia asaga Great Britain ah.

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Barwaaqo   

Following South Sudan, he travelled to Somaliland to meet with President Bihi. The first British Cabinet Minister to visit Somaliland, Mr Williamson discussed the shared priorities of security and economic development as well as counter terrorism and the role UK military plays in mentoring the Somaliland coastguard.

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Gavin Williamson visits 300 UK troops in Malakal and Bentiu

 

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Tallaabo   
6 minutes ago, cadnaan1 said:

Muxuu wasiirka ugu cabsaday qoloda Amisom Ku ilaaliso Vila Somalia asaga Great Britain ah.

Waar lax la gawracay cidi kama cabsato ee raggan ingiriisku meel fog ayay ka fikiraan. Waxa loo yaqaan international law, order, and protocols iyaga iyo ilmaadeeradood ayaa sameeyay oo walina ilaaliya markaa wixii ay iyagu sameeyeen ayaanay rabin inay daaqadda ka tuuraan laakiin wax ay ka cabsanayaan ma jirto. 

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47 minutes ago, cadnaan1 said:

Muxuu wasiirka ugu cabsaday qoloda Amisom Ku ilaaliso Vila Somalia asaga Great Britain ah.

It is more of respecting his colleagues at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, than anything else. But the actuality of the visit is based on the original tweet. :D

 

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4 hours ago, Dhagax-Tuur said:

Folks, there you have it! 'Our two countries '. What a piece of xaar the Brits are. 

But then again the current Tory leadership in the UK are diabolical and shouldn't be taken seriously at all. Particularly,  this Williamson trash.  This is the defence Secretary that said, when Russia killed their own citizens on their soil, that Russia 'should go away '. What a threat!

The UK wouldn't want their own country to break up, Scotland,  but they would push to achieve such goals elsewhere in the world.  

Fact is, they're using this as leverage but it won't change a thing though some dreamers would see it as such. 

Blaming others for something that has been there for almost 30 years will not help.

If you choose talking to Eritrea/Ethiopia rather than to your own brother, expect others also to speak to foreigners rather than their brother. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

If you invite Eritrea/Ethiopia to get deep into your affairs and arrest in regional state, don't blame others when they invite Kenya or Uganda or even Europeans to get even or do more.

 

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Brexit will be bonanza for many countries. Britain will go it alone similar to Russia and since Britain has more connections everywhere things can move faster as America is weakening.

Britain will have about 5 new foreign bases this year.

Somaliland will be among most preferred and probably in the first 2 or 3.

 

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2 hours ago, Tallaabo said:

Divide and conquer? You have chosen your vocabulary mindlessly for in the Somali peninsula there is neither any unity to protect nor independence others can remove by conquest. 

Grow the f@ck up and get your head outta your backside when replying.  What are you,  high or something? 

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galbeedi   

Dhagax Tuur ,

You hit the nail on the head. It took me for a while to add two and two,

Certainly the mighty British has not only fallen but they exposed themselves to be weak and treacherous. Somaliland needs help in water, Irrigation, Highways and infrastructure, hospitals and more, yet this guy is talking about army or security. Have you ever seen anything built by the British in Somalia? No. 

THe British doesn't build things anymore. No wonder the Chinese are taking over  Africa and the world, because the leading western nations had got nothing to contribute than treachery and mischief. This kind of moves prove my argument that nations must make tough decisions to gain their sovereignty, and each hurdle  must be difficult than the earlier one. 

For ten years they had mesmerized us about their useless London conferences  of donors that produced nothing. They kept sending us  Englishmen through the UN to keep down Somalia in their pocket . THey changed their colors and sent us another English man by way of South Africa. Last week they tried to condemn Somalia through the UN security counsel, but the Chinese opposed and stopped that resolution.

What do these Brits went from us? aren't they done enough mischief in 1954, 1963 and 1960. Weli miyey na daba socdaan. Somaliland might need help but the people of Somaliland do not appreciate to be used as bargaining chip for your diabolical moves.

If I were the Somali foreign minister, I would call their ambassador and dress him down. Maybe kick him out of the country and look tough on the world stage.

 

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Amigos   
9 hours ago, galbeedi said:

If I were the Somali foreign minister, I would call their ambassador and dress him down. Maybe kick him out of the country and look tough on the world stage.

 

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You have no idea what you are talking about.

After the European Commission, the UK is the largest source of development aid to Somalia, by a huge margin. 

Would you really try to "look tough" at the cost of hundreds of millions USD? Because if you do, you'd be an idiot. 

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2 hours ago, Amigos said:

After the European Commission, the UK is the largest source of development aid to Somalia, by a huge margin. 

Yaa Allah,  i hate the word 'aid. We have lived before aid and we will live without InshAllah. 

I agree one thing with you though,  it's better to play the long term game and not be reactionary. 

With the conference in London and their historical connections,  they probably assumed that they're our overlords.  

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9 hours ago, Amigos said:

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You have no idea what you are talking about.

After the European Commission, the UK is the largest source of development aid to Somalia, by a huge margin. 

Would you really try to "look tough" at the cost of hundreds of millions USD? Because if you do, you'd be an idiot. 

One thing people forget is that:

British are to American Empire as Greeks were to Roman Empire.

 

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UK, Russia and UAE scramble to set up military bases in Somaliland…

 

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The United Kingdom has joined Russia and the United Arab Emirates in the scramble to set up military bases in Somaliland.

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson at the weekend met President Mouse Bihi in Hargeysa, and discussed ways on strengthening the relationship between the two countries.

Somaliland, a former British colony, is yet to be recognised internationally.

The Somaliland embassy in Nairobi, neither denied not confirmed reports that Britain was seeking to set up a military base in the horn of Africa country. Somaliland Ambassador to Kenya Omar Bashe said his country was excited over Mr Williamson’s visit which, he said, would help the country’s push for international recognition after breaking away from Somalia.

Mr Bashe said Mr Williamson’s visit was a clear indicator that the international community recognises the importance of Somaliland.

The visit comes barely a week after Mr Williamson said the UK was keen on building new military bases around the world after Brexit. It is believed his visit to Somaliland sought to discuss the possibilities of setting up a base in the country.
“For so long – literally for decades – so much of our national view point has been dominated by the discussion about the European Union. This is our moment to be that true global player once more – and I think the armed forces play a really important role,” said Mr Williamson.

Mr Williamson, who last week visited the British army in Kenya, said that Brexit would allow the UK to change the 1960s policy of withdrawal from regions ‘east of Suez.’

Britain joins Russia which last April announced its intention to set up a naval base in Saylac, Somaliland.

A Russian delegation held talks with Somaliland government for a 1,500 man base to support its warships and hunter-killer submarines to operate in the volatile region and busy shipping lanes that carry most of Europe’s goods.

The United Arab Emirates is also building a military base in Berbera. The UAE base, which will begin operating by June, includes a coastal-surveillance system.

The UAE is growing its military presence in the Horn of Africa to protect trade flows through the Bab el-Mandeb, a key shipping lane used by oil tankers and other cargo vessels en route to the Suez Canal. Emirati footholds in Somaliland and Eritrea provide strategic locations as the UAE supports the Saudi Arabia-led war against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

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Tallaabo   
On 1/7/2019 at 8:01 PM, Dhagax-Tuur said:

Grow the f@ck up and get your head outta your backside when replying.  What are you,  high or something? 

Ma luqaddan dhoocilaha dibjiriinta ah ayaad lasoo shir tagtay maanta oo aad isleedahay rag kula dood? Let me tell you that this sort of language is beneath me. Some of us have a dignity to protect 😎

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Oodweyne   

Interesting development, I see. It's very much as I have expected in-terms of UK's foreign policy in post-Brexit strategical reality. And the notion of "reversing-East-of-Suez-Policy" in which UK have had it since mid-1960s.

Moreover, I see the headless chickens who pass themselves off as a government in Villa Somalia have paid a "posted article" in the Independent newspaper in UK, talking about how the Secretary of the Defense of UK have visited Somaliland just to piss off the likes of Mr Cheeseman.

Lool.

Do they really believe the UK's defense establishment works on that kindergarten level of antics? No, the UK's defense ministry (of all UK's government departments) are the last line of a serious power, which in turn still exist within the UK's realm.

And those who runs that department of State are not folks who pay attention to some jumped-up nonentity who is hold-up in the AMISOM Bunker in Mogadishu.

Similarly, they don't make their "strategical calculation" of what is good for UK on the basis of "pissing-off" some carpetbagger from Buffalo of New-York, by the name of Mr Farmaajo. Who in turn, happens to be a very chap who they actually pay a "good money" just to keep him safe and alive in his AMISOM bunker through a "collection" of African's mercenaries of whom they have hired for him.  

As for the independent newspaper, like most mid-range-quasi-tabloid paper in UK, it's failing newspaper, at least it's a financially straightened newspaper, whereby a few thousand of pounds could get you an article publish there by its own writers who works on "article-per-salary-basis". Which means they are free to "moonlight" out for their own whilst using the paper credential to earn their keeps, financially.

This in turn means, you pay the local writer who is mostly based on your county as a "foreign correspondent" (or stringer as they call it) and then you have a "glowing article" just for you being published in that tabloid-ish paper and on its website.

In other words, the stringer had earned his dosh, and the paper has a story to sell and something extra sensational to put on its website for more "eye-balls" coming to visit the paper's website. Which in turn means more internet traffic to its portals and more advertisement revenue for itself, that is likely to come out from all extra-eye-balls that have visited the paper. It's a very neat business. And it's all fake-news, much of it profitable, though.  

And it seems the folks who are in Villa Somalia have use this tabloid-ish paper call Independent and its stringer reporter in Mogadishu (an Indian chap) to say that the reason Mr Gavin Williamson (UK's defense Secretary) went to Hargeisa was just to anger the likes of Mr Farmaajo. And, apparently, the reason UK wanted to anger the likes of Mr Farmaajo seems to be on the basis of a "retaliation" against Villa Somalia in ejected the UN's guy from Mogadishu.

It's silly argument from top to bottom. But it's all a PR-shell game or a wretched propaganda with these lot at Villa Somalia, really.

Of course, it may not have occurred to them (as of yet) but UK's strategy in this fast-changing Geo-political world, where nothing is permanent or even settled and everything is in fluid motion, doesn't work like that. For it never did before and it's unlikely to start now. Which is another way of saying that anyone who knows anything about UK's defense establishment and its top-brass at the Ministry of Defense (MoD), or at UK's naval Admiralty could have told you that much of a basic truth.

But, still, all the same, you are free and seriously entitled to believe that the likes of UK's Defense Secretary is in the political (or strategical) business of "enraging" some third-world political nonentity call Mr Farmaajo. And he indeed have traveled half way the world just to come to Somaliland in-order to "anger" (or piss-off) the likes of him. Lool.

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