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The need to separate 2 different debates

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Johnny B   

I have a hooping problem with the way this demand or this need for differentiation of the supposed two debates is presented, maybe that is may freaking be it would fit better as the "reply" it was supposed to for whatever subject of discussion that you were having.

 

Firstly one has to wildly protest against the illusion that to be against the Berbera issue either you're from colonial Italian Somaliland whose opposition is of type 1 or from British Somaliland whose opposition is of type 2.

 

A: Neither the types of options presented excludes the another, as any Joe from Hargeisa or Bosasso for that matter who does not buy into the unilaterally fabricated session project can conclusively use both arguments.

 

Only if the "Somaliland" of today was an internationally recognized sovereign country would a separation of point of contention be a valid need , but to my knowledge that is not the case.

 

* in my humble non-political world , there is difference between the colonial British Somaliland and the SNM-clan Somliland of today, but that in itself will not make me blind of the positive achievements made by the people in that part of our country of origin since the collapse of the Republic.

 

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Johnny B,

 

I'll entertain your question for a minute:

So let's begin by asking this question of Somaliweyn advocates such as yourself - Why is it OK to have foreign troops controlling all of Southern Somalia, setting up bases, putting up their own local administrations in each 'gobal', yet it's unacceptable to have a UAE base in Berbera?

 

Put another way, what's the danger that the UAE poses in having a military footprint in Berbera that 'complete foreign military control' in the South does not pose?

 

Do you now see why it's important to differentiate between those arguing from a Somaliland perspective and those from a Somaliweyn point of view? It's simply to point out the hypocrisy in the argument from one side.

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Johnny B   

So, by asking me this question you approved my earlier protest ?

 

Well, to answer your "question", I'd say it is/was not only OK but necessary to ask the AU/IGAD for help to save our whole country from total anarchy/chaos/destruction and get luckily that help..

Despite your "question" relying on some less true inferences , like " foreign troops controlling all of Southern Somalia, setting up bases, putting up their own local administrations in each ‘gobal" , i'll approve it.

South Somalia is where the nations capital is situated , the seat of the last functioning government of the country, so placing the few AU troops available at the few relatively peaceful spots in an anarchic country was not an option.

Those foreign troops in the south of the country are there on an AU/UN mandate that gets evaluated by the UN/AU every now and then.

I find asking me why is it unacceptable to have a UAE base in Berbera a rhetoric frippery, because it portrays you as a man who is for the integrity and unity of Somalia, but wants another foreigner in his backyard, just like his brothers in the south, and we both know is not the case.

 

Lastly, the whole idea of the "questioning game" seems to relay on the flimsy comparison of the presence of the UN sanctioned AU troops in the south to the not so popular , not so UN suctioned instalment of a UAE military base in the north, and that is bot supported by the criteria.

The danger that military base would pose if given a green light is out my scope as i luck knowledge in military strategies and since south Somalia is not under a complete foreign military control’ chalk and cheese there.

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