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Apprising for freedom against despot Cabdi Illey Has started in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

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galbeedi   

yDiriFB_IMG_1524469220909.jpg?resize=300%2C22dhaba(SBN)Wararka naga soo gaadhaya Gobolka Shiniile ee Galbeedka Kililka 5aad ayaa sheegaya in gabi ahaanba shacabku ay lawareegeen gacan kuhaynta Dagmooyinka iyo Tuulooyinka marka laga reebo Dagmada Ayshica oo wali ay joogaan shaqaalaha dawlada iyo ciidamadu

Iska hor imaadkii ugu dambeeyay ee  shalay kadhacay magaalada Biki halkaas oo shacabku ay kusoo tooseen ciidan magaalada kuwareegsan, hase yeeshee shacabka reer Biki oo aad uhubaysan ayaa kala caydhiyay ciidankii halkaas kusugnaa.

Dhinaca kale koox wasiiro ah oo isla Gobolka Siti kasoo jeeda ayaa gaadhay Gobolka, waxaana kooxdaas lagu wargaliyay in ay naftooda lacararaan, iyadoo loosheegay in shacabku aysan arki karin maamulka Jigjiga iyo wixii kudaba lehba.

Dhinaca kale ciidan aad ubadan Liyuu bookis laga soo ururiyay magaalada Jigjiga, kuwaas oo laga soo uruuriyay dhamaan Gobolada kililka ayaa waxaana ladoonayaa in ay ciidanku gacanta daada kusoo celiyaan Gobolka Siti

Dhinaca kale waxaa guud ahaan Gobolka Siti kajira diyaar garow aad uwayn waxaana lagu balamay in la iska celiyo ciidanka

 

 

FB_IMG_1524469181244.jpg?resize=225%2C30FB_IMG_1524469152373.jpg?resize=300%2C22FB_IMG_1524469220909.jpg?resize=300%2C22FB_IMG_1524469214773.jpg?resize=300%2C22FB_IMG_1524469207211.jpg?resize=225%2C30FB_IMG_1524469189450.jpg?resize=225%2C30Kacdoonkii ugu cuslaa shacabka Gobolka Siti ayaa maalin nimadii shalay kadhacay magaalada Shiniile ee xarunta Gobolka Sita, waxayna shacabku subixii hore ee shalay bilaabeen dibad bax rabshado wata oo ay kuqaadeen maamul Dagmada Shiniile.

Dadka shacabka ah oo aad u cadhaysan ayaa u daatay xarumaha maamulka waxaana lasheegayaa in ay lawareegeen xarunta Booliiska ee magaalada Shiniile, halkaas oo sida lasheegayo ay kasiidaayeen in kabadan 70 qof oo maxaabiis ahaa.

Shacabka Dagmada ayaa kacdoonka bilaabay kadib markii maamulka Dagmadu ay uyeedheen odayaasha Dagmada, waxaana lasoo warinayaa in ay cay iyo canaan isugu dareen odayaashii iyagoo sheegay in ay odayaashu yihiin nabaddiid aan dowlad nimada Ogolayn.

Shacabka Gobolka Siti ayaa lasheegayaa in ay todobaadkan wadeen kacdoono shacab oo guud ahaan wadanka kadhacayay, waxaana lasheegayaa in ay shacabku lawareegeen gacan kuhaynta magaalooyinka Erar, Biki iyo Shiniile, waxaana lasheegayaa in ay maamulkii Dagmooyinkaas joogay ay u carareen magaalada Derdabe.

Kacdoonka shacabka ayaa hada lasheegayaa in uu gaadhay Dagmooyinka Afdam, Ayshica iyo dhul kale oo badan, waxayna shacabku isku raacsan yihiin in ay iska dulqaadaan Maamulka Cabdi iley

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galbeedi   

Shiniile is one of the largest cities in the Siti region adjacent to the city of Dire Dawa. The local people had armed themselves to fight back against the Liyu police.

People are tired the impunity and the dictatorship of Cabdi Illey. They no longer fear him, and no army or Liyu police can subdue millions of people who want to be free.

For the last twenty years, the Somali people both in the Somali republic and other places had lost their capacity to speak up and resist oppression. Fear of anarchy , tribal fragmentation and poverty had made the people to live and act as " Cattle and Herd"  whipped by despots.

I meet people traveling within the zone and it hurts to hear stories of  whipping , beating and the oppression people face within their own country. People will tell you that travel within Ethiopia from Addis to Mekele, to Dire Dawa or other places is decent and reasonable. The oppression and beating of everyone including  old women starts as soon as you enter the zone.

Travel From Jijijga to  other towns takes days to reach while people are harassed by checkpoints in every 10 km while  confiscating any goods presumed to be for trade.

This week , In Dharwaanje district, a dozen elders were arrested by the mayor after they protested the rape of two sisters by the LIyu police.

Oromo style apprising is the only way to depose not only Illey but the Tigray system created to oppress and keep the Somalis in constant emergency situation. People must get rid of the fear and start acting like Somalis and demand freedom.

Thousands of Somalis had fought and paid a higher price in Somali Galbeed to be kept under oppression in 2017.

Ethiopia might be changing , but the Somali region is still a zone of oppression.

It is time to rise up.

We warned for years about the oppressive nature of zone designed by the Tigray to use Illey to oppress the Somali people and dominate them with impunity. If drastic measures are not taken to free the Somalis of the region, expect uprising and worse things to come.

 

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Holac   

OO must read this and direct his overlords to change tactics immediately or else you have another Oromia (more violent) in your hands. Don't underestimate the resolve of the little guy. The rapist must be caught and punished.

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Ducale   

What can Issa achieve with their arms crossing and imitating Oromos? 

 

How connected and organised are the somali clans in ethio? The fact that they using Oromo signs speaks volume. Somalidu waxba yaaney oromo ku xoqan. Cabdi Iley waa somali so maybe somalida kililka should organise themselves and work together instead of imitating oromo and jumping on their bandwagon.  

 

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It may not be my preferred message, but exposing the messenger is appropriate here.

galbeedi,

No matter how many websites you posted and cross copied and double copied the source is:

"Protest has erupted in Shinelle against Abdi Illey’s brutal rule over Skmali region. I-s-sa clan armed militia reportedly engaged in gunfire repelled Liyu Police forces who came to suppress the protesters

8 hrs ago, via Jawar MOhammed

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That is the source you did not want to post.

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He works closely with Abdihakim Egal, VP of the region, who happens to be Ciise. Iley can't do squat without a Ciise right hand man in Sitti.
Game changer would be if there is Ciise casualty. Game over for all non-Ciise in the zone.

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That was the part you did not want to copy

I did not want to copy the rest of the objective except one thing more:

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"it's time for ismaciil cumar geele to capture some ogaden swines in Djibouti city and send them to jail o-g-aden. Ciise is not your filthy darood pig clan their region shinile should break away from kilil somali and should become seperate region with diredawa as it's capital. I think this could work. Ciise and gurgure oromo noolo clans and barsuug and the small amhara in diredawa will get along pretty good. Ciise should not share a kilil admin with The dumb brain dead o-ga-dens"

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My apology for naming, but has to copy as is.

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The pictures used, do you want to put dates and place, before I do so. Its up to you. Being given an opportunity to correct or come straight out and say archival pictures used for representation only. lol

I now know you can be calous and irresponsible with Somali lives if you had the power of Jawar and not just messenger. You should have moral limits to politics. We all may support one side or another, but there are red lines moral lines we should not cross for simply attacking someone.

No matter what you are able to propagandize or use this clan or that half clan there cannot be a leader for the kilil who is an ally of the Oromo. Nothing against or between the peoples, but simply interest of the regions. Economic interest will not allow this alliance. The Somali and Oromo kilils are competing for certain fundamental economic development programs. Who ever gets there first will have a lock and advantage. No animosity between people.

The morally weak are trying to use human lives instead of development plans that can take advantage of the TTP II. The new prime minister is trying to review TTP II which was done with a lot of input from Somali kilil.

 

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Now some of the issues:

There was government cabinet shuffle, party as well as all regions in Ethiopia are doing and some have done.

The vice president has been replaced

The party chairman has been replaced

Few regional cabinet and zone administrator have been replaced

Diredawa is contentious issue between Somali and Oromo. The only reason it was made federal. It is also one of the reasons ONLF tried to justify complaint since ONLF wanted outright that Diredawa and area is placed in Somali kilil.

Elections for the city and area governments are coming. Has been postponed already by federal parliament since there was no time to campaign with the disturbances by Oromo.

 

The main intention is Diredawa and area so that the Somali kilil will be pushed out and the Somali pushed out of the way of the roads and railroads Djibouti Ethiopia.

If Somalis think have UAE problem in Mogadishu.....

 

 

 

 

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galbeedi   

Wax’a uu yahay ayuu ku modaa 

stop acusing people  I took this whole article from subulaha news  go check yourself  plus do not bring here the garbage blogs and tribal name callings some Somali websites use   If you are interested to find tribe calling, garbage and insults , there are plenty  of them in the internet.

I ask you or the moderator to remove these tribal names   I know some kids here Who do not have any morals to uphold who always throw insults and tribal  name calling as usual. 

 

you may not believe but I did not even check jawar mohamed face book for over a month  I thought that chapter was closed    

 

Further more for years ,I never ever posted a comment in any other blog or website   While ago you were even said some of my posts were intended for other places  .

we used to call you spook and now you assume everyone is just another spook.

i do not blame you but despots under fire would always assume a plot under every rock . You and I know that the Somali zone is bigger than Abdi illey . The only way he was able to rule and subdue Somalis was through the Tigray military backing.

do not throw here diredawa or other issues. Abdi illey has changed his Vice President three times in four years pitting one tribe after another. 

Now, forget what others are doing but come up with solutions. Few months ago you said the  Oromo  are savages that can not be trusted with power and now you saying it is all about dire dawa. We know that tribal politics are always in the for  front of the Somali issues ,yet we want to preset and debate them in reasonable way . So instead of saying that certain tribes oppose us find solutions or things could get ugly.

 

changing Abdi illey is not the end of the world, he had been ruling for ten years and that should be enough. In every Ethiopian kilil leaders were changed every two or three years . 

Again,  do not allow both the mothers and the baby to die. Illey and his brother are billionaires today, they can keep their wealth and retire or destroy everything.

it is yours and his choice . 

I am at work so will talk to You this evening 

 

 

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10 hours ago, galbeedi said:

changing Abdi illey is not the end of the world, he had been ruling for ten years and that should be enough. In every Ethiopian kilil leaders were changed every two or three years . 

Again,  do not allow both the mothers and the baby to die. Illey and his brother are billionaires today, they can keep their wealth and retire or destroy everything.

it is yours and his choice . 

I am at work so will talk to You this evening 

Except the Oromo who changed average 5 years prior, but 4 times in last 3 years,  5 years is average and normal with elections. The longest serving kilil president is Ishmail Ali Sero of Afar about 20 years prior to current one Haj Seyum.

How did they become "millionaires". That kind of blanket factless and unsubstantiated attacks is wearing out thin. If you want to fight corruption the constructive way is not to say let me have my turn at the till, but let me close the loophole let me change the system so that next guy will also not be corrupt.

Whe people say "he is corrupt" to anyone in politics without any supporting proof or exposing system that allows corruption, my answer and most people question is:

So you want to have your turn at the corruption..that is going in circles.

OK see you later.

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10 hours ago, galbeedi said:

 

I ask you or the moderator to remove these tribal names   I know some kids here Who do not have any morals to uphold who always throw insults and tribal  name calling as usual. 

 

 

You are correct. I also realized and apologized for it, but could not edit a direct copy and then make sense what the strategy and objectives of Jawar and Co. Many people may not know what is behind this news and facebook and some web sites co=ordinated campaign.

Back to your corruption issue:

The following are source of income for the kilil:

1. Federal funding. Is done according to some formula, is open, is public, announced in federal Parlaiment with budget

2. Taxes that is collected from kilil provinces and some crossings where the kilil manages for federal government

3. Project funding for specific program that comes from likes of USAID and UNDP

4. Special funding where the kilil comes up with projects that fit with federal plan example draught fighting programms..

5. Corporations of the kilil that work in road construction, dams and similar

 

There is national assembly of the kilil which meets and expected to recieve report and go around in committe and inspect some projects if not all.

There is cabinet of the kilil and heads of depts and agencies

There is conference of reps from every sub district, elders, govt officials conducted yearly few day before Ramadan start (unique for the Somali kilil which others want to copy)

There is financial controller and auditor of the kilil who publicly issues annual statement what was done, what is in progress and what percentage, what was cancelled or not started at all etc

Where is the millionaire coming from to Illey and brother that the accusation is being placed with nothing substantiated?

 

 

 

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galbeedi   

OO,

You did not get the message yet. 

Illey and his close family members especially his own brother are multi millionaires. They got rich of the system and  the used  of their dictatorial powers. Yet the biggest concern of the Somalis is not about the money they looted or their business. 

It is about being free. It is about oppression and using the WAyaane military to deny people the basic liberty to travel within  their own villages, and live without a fear. If someone from the diaspora criticizes him , he will arrest and torture his brother, father or mother. 

His oppression was made possible by the Wayaane military and intelligence. As the power of the WAyaane goes down, so does the oppression of Illey. He must leave with his sponsors, It is that simple.

 From 2014 to today he fired three vice presidents. He owns the government and the people. I do not mind if he hires or fires. What we object is the humiliation and oppression. The Ethiopian government made a new rule for people to get their passport in Jijiga rather than travel to Addis. Yet hundred of people from Harowo region, Shiniile and other places were denied the right to get a passport. After they traveled to Addis, he sent a letter to the federal government accusing them of sabotage and denying their rights after spending hundred of dollars for travel..

Illey can not be rehabilitated. If you speak up and demand justice, he would even punish you more. Furthermore, both the Wayaane and Illey want to keep the emergency rule in Ethiopia. As we speak,  there is big confrontation between the Tigray strongmen and prime minister Abiy Ahmed on the issue of lifting the emergency rule. THe Wayaane want to keep the emergency rule , and want to keep  killing of people  everywhere.

At this juncture, we do not need a cheerleader for Illey. We need solutions for the Somali region. The Russians may keep and  help  Assad in power at the moment, yet at the end , a dictator who killed hundred of thousands of people, sooner or later will be thrown out. Illey has blood in his hands and will go down sooner or later.

Neither your propaganda nor the Wayaane support will save him this time around.

We have to debate how  we can all   transition after Illey or how could we take advantage of the new Ethiopian change. We can not pretend that nothing has happened. Everyone in Ethiopia is taking advantage of the new momentum.

I know that  few months ago you tried hard to saw hatred and civil war among the Oromo and Somalis by unleashing huge internet propaganda. For the grace of God and hard work of many people, we survived the plot hatched by the Tigray and Cabdi Illey. Now, the Tigray  are trying to unleash a new civil war by keeping  him  in power the man who murdered hundreds of Somalis by serving the interest of the Wayaane. 

Also in your earlier response you recycled the Dire Dawa dispute to piit the Somalis and the Oromo who live in that city like brothers. AHerari Friend who came from their said the city is fine with no issues. 

 

We demand a change of leadership and freedom from the new government. A change of  leadership is the only way to avoid the civil war among Somalis. The Somali people in the zone are more important than Cabdi Illey. 

 

 

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galbeedi,

Why is the status of Dirdawa federal?

In the Ethiopian constitution only Addis Ababa is federal. Only Addis Ababa is included. Diredawa is not federal by constitution, but to prevent the two kilil's going to war over it.

Why the Oromo did not agree to Dirdawa, Hareri and sarounding to be Hararge kilil by itself which would avoid the tug between Oromo and Somali and also the Oromo, Somali and Hareri would be easy to live together by having the Hareri included?

The reason is simple. The Oromo calculus was that the Hareri will be closer to Somali than Oromo given the opportunity.

 Once you understand and see this fact, is easy to see what is happening, unless its your dream or objective.

 

 

 

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CONTEXTUALIZING THE SHINIILE UPRISING

From 20 April 2018, Shinille zone of Somali Region is a scene reminiscent of the Irrecha and Oromia wide protests of the last three years. If not by size of demonstrators, by spirit.

The people of Somali Region have been brutalized by the TPLF for over two decades but the last 10 years under Abdi Iley rule has been the most traumatic period in their history.

In the reign of Abdi Mohamud Omer (a.ka Iley), the Somali people witnessed horrendous human rights violations and gruesome massacres. The epicenter of the atrocities, surprisingly, was not Shinille or Jigjiga zone, the two zones now most vocal in their opposition against Abdi Mohamud Omer.

Degahbour and Fiq took the brunt of the oppression. Followed by Qorahey and Wardheer. In these zones, where the dominant clan is O..n, protesting against government is unthinkable. The people have been so humiliated that they have normalized to oppression.

The reason why Shinile and Jigjiga are openly expressing their anger while the hinterland is still quiet owes more to the severity of the oppression than a difference in the depth of anger against the ongoing oppression.

As paradoxical as it may sound, Jigjiga and Shinille are actually protesting because of less, not more oppression compared to the other 9 zones of the Somali Region.

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This article is from Jigjiga Herald what you once called Illey propaganda. It shows you that its the most openminded and fair person that is publish/editor. A professor from the kilil who now lives in US.

https://www.jigjigaherald.com/2018/04/24/contextualizing-the-shiniile-uprising/

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galbeedi   
22 hours ago, Old_Observer said:

The people of Somali Region have been brutalized by the TPLF for over two decades but the last 10 years under Abdi Iley rule has been the most traumatic period in their history.

In the reign of Abdi Mohamud Omer (a.ka Iley), the Somali people witnessed horrendous human rights violations and gruesome massacres. The epicenter of the atrocities, surprisingly, was not Shinille or Jigjiga zone, the two zones now most vocal in their opposition against Abdi Mohamud Omer.

For months you have been spewing  propaganda about how Illey was progressive and benevolent leader, yet you write his massacres against certain Somali regions. We know the Og community has suffered a lot under Illey because of their struggle for freedom. That doesn't mean others did not suffer. He used differed method  for  different regions, depending on  the threat. Some regions were completely closed  with no movements, no trade and the borders were closed for 10 years. Those who dared to take the gun  like the ONLF, their families were massacred . 

Because of their struggle , there is certain " Kaadi baan u soo cabnay" that Somalis use to reep both the wealth and the power of governments, yet I have no beef with the Og. community. I do believe that both Somaliland, and Puntland for many years  captured members of that community and gave to the  Ethiopian  despots  to be tortured and Killed. Lately, even Farmaajo has joined the fray and transferred  Qalbi Dhagax to Ethiopia. Since serving Ethiopia pays off, some of that community  have disappointed about other Somalis and decided to switch and serve with Illey and focus to build tribal power.  all those problems are for us to sort out. When nations collapse, the worst characters of the people  becomes public,  yet despite the calamities that we went through and  our apparent  weaknesses, we are still here . We have no other chioce but to rise. 

Yet, I do believe that if a good Somali leader shows up in the Somali zone the gains of the OG community would be my gain. If we become free, we could sit as a brothers and resolve our  issues without the Wayaane . THe truth is there is certain resentment among other sOmalis of the Zone about actions of the ruling class in Jijiga, and  to state otherwise would  not resolve our problems. After all , most of these problems were created by the " Gumaysiga Ethiopia"

Finally, unless you are one of us,  a Somali , it is not good to indulge the tribal issues of the Somalis. It is divise on your part to claim this  tribe had suffered or that one is suffering now. It is not good to aggravate the Somali issues. You can comment on the geopolitics of the region, but stay away from our internal quralles. Despite our difference, we are still brothers. 

If you are on of those " Dabaqoodhi" who are protecting the system in Jijiga , you have no case, since you keep calling as Moslems instead of MUslims which you do on purpose by lying and covering his tracks. In this last response, you are trying to use suffering of others to justify the new oppression  of others including in Shiniile.. 

If you are " Dabaqoodhi" as ONLF calls, I have nothing to talk with you, If you are Others, stay away of the Somali tribal issues and stop pitting them against each other.

Leave the somali internal issues , and stick with issues of Ethiopia and the region.

Further more, Illey is A Somali like me and I am willing to discuss our problems with him directly without the presence of the Wayaane.

In the coming days, I will state the case for dialogue among Somalis including the names of Somali galbeed, Ogadenia, and other names to find a united Somali front for the future of the Somali region  in order to avoid future problems.

By the way, you do not need to respond to these thread. Let us close it.

 

 

 

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    • By galbeedi
      In Somalia , we keep getting false changes that doesn't amount to nothing.  Other than the real societal change of the October revolution of 1969, all we got was collapses and false starts. In 2000, C/qasim came from Djibouti to lead the first real government after te collapse of 1991. IT changed nothing. After C.laahi Yusuf took over with help of Ethiopia and African forces, the Islamic Courts fought him and demanded change of leadership and a new government by the courts. Since they were the leading forces against the TFG, everyone , especially the UN , assumed that their take over will lead to  the end of hostilities. Yet, things got from bad to worse.   Hassan Sheikh became the new change, yet the biggest difference of 2012 was that  he was selected within Somalia territory. After few instituting buildings and the resumption of international flights in Mogadishu airport, thee weren't huge changes. As usual , another man with  a shining white horse was celebrated as the biggest change ever happened in  Somali in 2017. Just like his predecessor, he moved  few things.  He raised the profile of the country throughout the world, yet nothing tangible has changed in terms of security. When security in the capital got bad, his answer became blockades and the closing of main boulevards. Since they can't stop terrorism or bombs, their best moves are to create a green zone , ban public cars and trucks , and leave the rest of the city to the insurgents.    Folks these are the constant changes of Somalia that mesmerize us every four years since the Carta government of 2000. A change which  similar men changing their shirts from black to blue. The red carpet and jetting to the international capitals by the new leader never changes. The rebuilding of the Somali army never materializes after 18 years. A thirty years change that never changes any thing.   Compare that to the slow moving Ethiopia that doesn't change much.   Throughout history change has been slow moving in Ethiopia. They are top down society and things doesn't change much from the top. If you look back for the history of Ethiopia, change in leadership takes usually twenty, thirty or even more than fourthly. Haile Selassie who was reigning since early twenty century as crown price, became king in 1930, and was deposed by the communist revolution of Mengistu Hailemaruim in 1974, almost 44 years reign. The Derg of Mengistu ruled almost 17 years before his collapse. Them Meles Zenawi ruled from 1991-2012 , another twenty years or more. In these country change doesn't come easily, but when it comes, it is felt like an earth quake. The king is killed, the TPLF takes the whole country or a man with fast horse shows up from the Oromo countryside and like a wind goes from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean and the high lands in one day.   IAs usual,  2018 is the year of the change in Ethiopia and nothing will be the same after this.and Ethiopia . Observers will tell you that the kind of changing that taking place in Ethiopia usually take decades or more. First, Four or five years must have been consumed by the usual procured peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia;  then  borders should have been demarcated by experts after few years of negotiations and confidence building measures which  takes time. Second, prisoners are released, they are given time to leave the country and organize, and pass the parliament some liberal measures that reforms the system. Folks, that was the typical Ethiopian change people expected. The thirty year changes of the Ethiopia we have known took place in three months.   Ethiopia in and others are saying these new reforms by the new prime minister supposed to take ten or more years. Many are shocked and believe this train might derail soon, others are enthusiastic for the changes, while others say that this man is miracle man sent for Ethiopia.   Yet, when I asked Somalis who reside in Ethiopia or those who are politically connected, they are  not jumping up, while others are consciously optimistic. A friend I talked to told me that changes  were happening in Ethiopia since the death of emperor Menelik, yet it never affected positively for the  Somalis. It was always like the changes that took place  in colonial powers like Britain in the turn of the century while the colonial out posts remain the same.   In order to understand what these changes mean for the people of Somalil Galbeed, let us discuss the latest political moves made by Somalis both in Addis, Dire Dawa, and Asmara. I will divide them in three groups who are the leading forces to replace Cabdi Illey.   The first group is Called Dulmi Diid.   This group is congregating mostly in the Ethiopian capital and major diaspora cities like Minneapolis. Most of these were former allies of Cabdi Illey who in the early years profited from the system. They are largely Jijiga based although there are other people from different regions like Shiniile, Harowo , Godey and from the diaspora. Unlike the ONLF, they do not have any plans or political strategy other than to  replace the Illey administration. They are loosely connected with former ministers of the Illey government, while others are fed up of the tribal domination and oppression of the Illey camp. They were making noise in Minneapolis and Addis Abeba. So far no senior official of the Abiy Ahmed government had met them, and the prime minister has ignored them. In  my opinion, he considers them a pressure group who want to replace illey through hotel conferences and social media. They are sipping tea in Addis hotels.   While they rare reform minded and present different communities, they do not have any serious political weight or political muscle to change things in the future. They are decent civil society people that must take in the future deliberations of Somali Galbeed, but not the actual change makers. They can demonstrate in the diaspora and demand change , but they do not have future plans for the people of Somali Galbeed.    The New WSLF , Al-Etihad and former members of the Illey coalition.   This group is mainly led by former members of Al Ithihad Al-Islam movement that made a deal with illey in 2008 and 2010. Some of these were former members of the ONLF who joined the Illey system and joined the security and political apparatus of Illey in order to survive from persecution of Somali regional states and Ethiopian forces in Somalia and the Zone. Some of them are good people who made a reasonable choice to became part of the ruling class in Jijiga. THeir leading members tried to influence Illey to distance himself from the TPLF and force him to  indirectly join the uprising in Ethiopia.    The fact is that they were there with Illey until to the end. Now they are trying to join the bandwagon of change and create a new WSLF that has different members across the Somali clan landscape. The biggest problem with these people is that they are " Maxakamado" type players who are not deeply principled. Like their comrades in Mogadishu , they may just give up the Somali shop to Ethiopia in order to get the  power. Also, they do not have political manifesto or future plans for the region.   The ONLF in Asmara and around the world.   The ONLF had been crushed both by Cabdi Illey, Al-Shabaab faction controlled by Ethiopia, the Somali regional states and the TPLF. Even the Farmaajo government joined the crowd to decimate them, yet as of today, they are the only credible organization that has the strategy, goals and credibility to participate the future of Somali Galbeed.Unlike others, they have a freedom manifesto for the region.   Unlike others, they are not interested to replace Cabdi Illey and be another Somali entity that is totally subservient to the Addis power. They want seriously to negotiate the future of the region and its freedom. No one knows if that leads  to full autonomy, future referendum or independence. At the same , for the ONLF to be seen as the most prominent Somali freedom movement, it must take certain political and nominal reforms.   First, The ONLF must understand that the current structure of the organization must change and show transparency, Somali hood and representation of Somali Galbeed people. Most of all,  they must get rid of the so called, Dalka Ogaadeniya" or any connotation with tribal names. We do not buy at all the so called name by the colonials. Somali regional government is not a bad name. It keeps the Somali identity in Ethiopia.   Second, It must convene a new inclusive grand conference to consult among the  stake holders, and Somalis in the region. A political strategy must be prepared that must lead either independence, Future time frame for referendum vote or political and economic autonomy that is different than other regions.   They must also encourage other Somali groups who are vying for power to , especially those from the diaspora,  to support their agenda and demonstrate like the Oromo to force a real change.   Further more, they must avoid quick fixes or premature take over of the regional government without rigorous debate among the communities and stake holders.   In conclusion, this is the last opening of Ethiopia until probably 2030, so we must be prepared to take advantage as a Somali community, and we must not the victims of old  colonial  agenda that marginalizes Somalis in the 21st century.   At the moment, other the ONLF, I do not see any other Somali group that could lead to a real change in Somali Galbeed.
    • By galbeedi
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      Skip to content   Abdi Iley: “I Was a Tool for TPLF”
       Admin  Jul 12, 2018   Ethiopia / Home / News / Politics0 Comments In a bizarre speech that Abdi Mohamoud Omer, aka Abdi Iley, gave to the Somali Region House of Representatives today, he claimed that everything he did for the last ten years was direct orders from Getachew Assefa, the former chief of National Intelligence and Information Services, and other TPLF military Generals.
      We summarized the excerpts from the long and free flow address that Abdi Iley made during a session by the region’s parliament.
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      “I was a tool for TPLF. They [TPLF] did have a gun on my head all this time. I was also giving every penny of the Region’s budget as a ransom payment to a few Tigres [meaning TPLF General and other key politicians].”
      “I will tell you everything today. Every order to kill or cause a crisis was coming from them [TPLF]”, he continued.
      “They [TPLF] are the ones who were ordering the killings, I was just doing it to save myself. Every massacre in the Region was also ordered by Getachew Assefa [he said that with a curse word]. He [Getachew Assefa] is also behind the Oromo-Somali conflict. Do you think that Oromos and Somalis would just go into war without someone being behind it, he asked?”
      “All the mistakes I have made were because of Getachew Assefa. Getachew Assefa held a gun on our head and asked us to do what he wants us to do.
      “He [Getachew Assefa] is the man who was holding on Hailemariam’s head for 6 years, referring to the former prime minister.” According to Abdi Iley, he even at times kidnaped the wife of the former prime minister Hailemariam.”
      In this bizarre speech, even to Abdi Iley’s standard, he also said this: “The rumor of my resignation was spread by Getachew Assefa, who wants bags of money as he used to get.”
      In the same speech, he also claimed that prime minister Abiy Ahmed is a God sent, a prophet and Lemma Meggerssa [Oromia Regional President] is like his disciple.” In what seemed to be someone who is disturbed and out of character while also lacking his usual bravado, he declared that “he is ready to work with them and be part of the changes that are taking place in the country.”
      In this speech that was like no other, he also seemed conciliatory. He declared, though it lacked authenticity and seemed to be aimed to just buy time, that “our people need to forgive each other. Those who are dead will not come back. Let’s forget what they [TPLF] did to us. We also need to stop silencing dissidents with lethal force to the point of killing the person. We should be able to have a dinner together while having a different point of views”.
      While continuing this speech that will be for the ages, He remarked sarcastically, “Let’s also pray for those who have been massacred. Haday joogaan way iska shidaalysan lahaayeen[meaning, if they were here today, they would have celebrated the commencement of crude oil production in the Somali Region].”
      The other remark that also raised some eyebrows is this: “I am calling for the rest of Ethiopian people for neighborly coexisting, especially our foremost neighbor, our brothers the Oromos, since the devils who were instigating all this violence between us are finally caught.”
      What is also interesting is the fact that he held what amounted to a press conference that he raised the same talking points covered in this piece, but in a rather constrained fashion.
      The Regional parliament’s session is expected to continue for tomorrow!