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Kenya is making a killing from AMISOM

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For the FY 2020... Kenya is budgetting to recieve from the donors a whopping $30 million USD. The gift that is keeping on giving. :D

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Ouch!!!

Imagine your country's supposed enemy getting $30 million to protect you from your own citizens! How sad!!

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Oodweyne   

Timacaddeh,

And furthermore, imagine the picture of the same clique in Villa Somalia who gets to be protected from their own people by this same Kenyan, turning around and telling the leader of the very forces who protect them, like the president of Kenya, that, their president, Mr. Cheeseman, is a leader of a sovereign independent nation.

In other words, if cringing shame could kill anyone, then someone would have already had hitten the bucket (as it were).

But, then, I suppose, a sense of shame, or even social honor, was never a strong suit in which Somalia's political elites, were known to wear it.

This is why Mr. Cheeseman could actually think, seriously, that he can look in the eye the likes of Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and could then tell him where the sun doesn't shine through without at all imagining that Mr. Kenyatta saying to him in return: "So, tell me, Mr. Cheeseman, who is going to tell me what is what, you and whose army?"

All in all, remember, "politics is a sub-branch of the innate culture of that society in question". Or perhaps, to put it differently, one can say culture (broadly defined) is the most decisive "determinant" of the politics of any given place. 

Hence, a culture without honor, a culture without a high regard for dignity, a culture without any abiding sense of shame, which is the baleful situation that exists currently in Somalia (at least at the elite level), will always be liable to create the kind of political mess they currently have in Somalia.

Remember, also, the "direction of causality" between culture and politics, or in terms of the direction of travel.

And that means, the "direction of travel" moves from the "essence of the underlying culture" of the society in question, and then it manifests or it moves to the heart of the political discourse and the kind of political dispensation in which that society in question is likely to be very much comfortable with it.

So, it's the "particularity of the culture", at its granular level, that determines the kind of "retail politics" in which such polity will have to live with it, and in terms of all in which such culture will give rise to, subsequently.

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2 minutes ago, Oodweyne said:

Timacaddeh,

And furthermore, imagine the picture of the same clique in Villa Somalia who gets to be protected from their own people by this same Kenyan, turning around and telling the leaders of the very forces who protect them, like the president of Kenya, that, their president, Mr. Cheeseman, is a leader of a sovereign independent nation.

This is why we should never underestimate the courageous leadership of our first two presidents, Tuur & Cigaal AUN. Even when our own people were at war with each other, these great leaders fought the International Community and the UN in particular, tooth and nail to ensure that no AMISom/foreign troops ever enter Somaliland. They had the foresight to know what a terrible idea that would be.  I'm no fan of Tuur's presidency in general, but on this and a few others he got it absolutely right.

That was nearly 30 years ago. Yet, today our southern neighbours are incapable of seeing that no amount of posturing will hide the fact that they don't have a country so long as foreign soldiers are running roughshod over their country. There is no Somalia to speak of right now. It is a UN protectorate, although it's an insult to the many Somali victims of AMISom, to call it "protectorate".

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