Published On: Sat, Jul 3rd, 2010

An open letter to Somaliland President-elect: congratulations and stay away from Somalia

The Somaliland second presidential election was political milestone for the people, who voted for change at this time. Somaliland’s National Election Commission (NEC) proved professionalism and dedication to job, and rescued the country from possible political disagreement. The people of Somaliland showed the world that Somaliland is not “One Man’s Country” and that any leader can be changed through voting, and that fighting and violence don’t have place in Somaliland.

The people showed political maturity from Sool to Salal despite
the young democracy. However, we should remember that Somaliland’s democracy and election process is still fragile to any.
Mr. President-elect, the cabinet members should selected based on experience, skills, knowledge and competency. The minister that you delegate to reform the country’s economy should be capable of doing so, and the ministers should not be appointed to satisfy tribe or a
group. Somaliland interest is above all.

I understand that people of Somaliland are expecting a lot from you, although not miracle but a proper management that can correct the mistakes of outgoing administration led by President
Dahir Riyale Kahin.

Mr. President-elect, Somaliland is at war with terrorists in the eastern parts;The Al-Qeada linked Al-Shabab group are actively operating across the eastern regions through tribal militia located in Buhoodle. Al-Shabab and their tribal militia friends carry out training and recruiting to downgrade and disturb the growing democracy in Somaliland; So, your main mission in the east is to reconcile with tribes and ensure that Al-Shabab and other terrorist groups don’t establish safe haven in the area. Mr. President-elect, you should be grateful to the former president Riyale of creating one of the most powerful military forces in the region after Ethiopia that can assist you in eliminating the stubborn terrorist groups in Buhoodle region.

Having good relations with neighboring countries mainly Ethiopia is very important and crucial for Somaliland, while maintaining acceptable relation with Djibouti is important too. Somaliland knows that Djibouti‘s Anti-Somaliland policy supports the failed theory Somali Unity. President Geeleh of Djibouti expressed his Anti-Somaliland policies many times and even campaigned against it in the Arab World. We understand the fears of Djibouti from emerging Somaliland;because its extra benefits over Djibouti in many areas including economy, population and Somaliland’s strategic location in the region. Somaliland will be competitive to Djibouti.

However, Somaliland should always be good to all except the stubborn terrorist and who ever tries to downgrade it including Djibouti’s Geele.
The multiparty system in Somaliland has grown enough to eliminate the tribalism, however, opening the door to new parties may lead to tribe-based parties, which will corrupt the current healthy democracy in Somaliland.

I believe you have good background on Somaliland Parties
in 1950′s where the parties were based on tribes, and normal citizen use to vote for the party of his tribe. We don’t want that to happen again in Somaliland. So, the three political party system in the country proved to be working well, but we don’t knows whether opening the doors to more parties will benefit the country.

Somaliland is small country with only 3.5 million people, and cannot have more than three parties, else it will form political and financial burden on the country. So, my advice is to ensure that country don’t get more parties. If it is very necessary for you to meet your promises to Qaran Party Leaders then make sure it don’t exceed one extra party.

The people of Somaliland will be wrong to expect miracle and making Somaliland the USA of Africa in 5 years term. However you should please them by keeping the country progressed and secure from the emerging enemies from Somalia, and terrorists stationed in it.

Mr. President-elect, you are veteran politician that have solid experience in the local, regional and international politics but always telling the right benefits the listeners. Today, Somalia is going through one of it’s difficult times where violence is every day event in the streets of Mogadishu. As we have seen on the world media that shaky leadership of Somalia Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed is leading the fighting in Mogadishu, which is his last attempt to convince the
world that he is trying hard to eradicate terrorism, in order to re-win the world’s trust.

However Somaliland’s neighboring region of “Puntland” is in chaos where piracy, human trafficking and killing are common, in addition to tribal divisions within its administration, the ongoing battle in Karkar (Urjire & Duud-hooyo) is an example which already displaced hundreds.

Somalia is suffering from one of the most dangerous disease that can easily spread into Somaliland, so you need to tighten borders with Somalia and stop the violence from reaching Somaliland.

Mr. President-elect, the objectives of your administration should focus on important areas like:-

  • Empowering and increasing the security forces in East,
  • Peace,
  • No more political parties,
  • Improving Education system,
  • Better health facilities, and
  • the long waited dream of the people of Somaliland – Diplomatic Recognition.

Mr. President-elect, nepotism and tribalism could be costly to Somaliland, because Kulmiye won the trust of all people but you should know that tribalism destroys nation and don’t build.

Sool and Eastern Sanaag:

The people of these regions are expecting a lot from your administration, particularly the benefits they could not get from Riyale’s administration. They need the restoration of the basic social services. However, Mr. President-elect, You should know that people of Somaliland are equally in need of many services, so keeping equality and justice between the regions of Somaliland is crucial for your administration. We should confess that Riyale’s administration done remarkable job in Sool after chasing the militia loyal to “Puntland”.

The people of these regions need liberation from the terrorist and other illegitimate administrations like “Puntland” and end to the flourishing piracy in the region. The people of Sool and eastern Sanaag need proper education and clean drinking water, but at the same time, they don’t have right to win the entire attention and resource of your administration. Kulmiye administration should not start again from scratches, instead to continue on the foundation built by the earlier administrations.

I understand the difficult job waiting you at Somaliland’s Presidential house, alongside cunning politicians and tribe leaders who are all asking for benefits and positions in the government.

I understand that many tribe leaders in Somaliland did not realize that Somaliland democracy passed tribalism era. In addition to many who supported your campaign and they all waiting payback from you including businessmen. Moreover, there is large Somaliland Diaspora who organized fundraising for your campaign and they are expecting a lot from you. All in all, Mr. President-elect, You should not overlook the interest of Somaliland to satisfy these cunning
individuals.

Finally, congratulation to you, NEC, President Dahir Riyale and to the people of Somaliland for the peaceful election and mature democracy that they built together.

By Abdulaziz Al-Mutairi | OPINIONS | Sunday, 4 July 2010
Email: az.almutairi@yahoo.com
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  • sharmarke

    Siilaanyoow !!!!!! Waari meeysida war ha kaa haro ! Umada Somaliyeed oo dhadh baad wax tari kartaa ee ha ku ekaan dhowr gobol.

  • sharmarke

    Silaanyoow umad Somaliyeed raadi!

    • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/omararm omararm

      Walaal Sharmarke, Somali 1960 ayaanu raadiya is nidhi, maantana waa kontonguuradii 20 June 1960 waxaanu walaal ku talo jirraa haddii eebe nala qabto horta inaanu annagu wax noqonno somalina dee ilaahbaa naga dhaliyoo ka tegimiyno ee bal horta somalidu waxa tidhaa " OOdo dhacameed siday u kala sarreeyaan ayaa loo guraaye" horta Somaliland ayaanu dhidibada u aasaynaa oo sidii hore wey dhalatay ooy dhaqaaqday , yeelimeynee maanta waxa ay noqon doontaa wey dhalatay oo dhidibka loo aasay.
      Mahadsanid

  • Ali

    This article is just so repetitive. What a poor writing. And how many times did u write Somali-land? Oh, what a poor way to entertain your self-hating selves. You did not even suggest one reason to lend a hand to the people suffering in Somalia, but you titled your article: congratulations and stay away from Somalia. Do you guys have any tiny fabric of being a Muslim, not a lone Somalism? Just remember that when you die, Somali-land will not help you in your grave, but only your deeds, and being self-hating will only ruin your self, not those who live in Somali(a)land

    • Kayse

      Don't hate the man (Al-mukhtari) hate your warlords, pirates, Islamists, gangs, mafia and million "presidents".

      Somalia is on life-support as the most failed state on earth more failed than North Korea.

  • Runsheeg

    What this guy knows!!! He is just working for his bread.

    There is no country called Somaliland. The Somali region that calls itself Somaliland as a region can associate with other regions in the country during this unstable period. One can suggest northern regions that call itself Somaliland to stay away from dealing with some regions or deal with others, but one cannot equal Northern parts of Somalia with Somalia itself.

    On the other hand, Somalia does not need help from anyone. It is progressing well and ahead of any nation in Africa because it is a country that is seeking best form to govern itself as the colonial system failed. It is matter of time.

    • Naliye

      "On the other hand, Somalia does not need help from anyone. It is progressing well and ahead of any nation in Africa because it is a country that is seeking best form to govern itself as the colonial system failed. It is matter of time."

      Denial is a curse, Runsheege what are you smoking my friend ??? :D

    • Ahmed

      A matter of time?.

      Time is the essence of the question here my friend. The people only have limited time, they have suffered 20 years of war and anarchy, whereas Somaliland has enjoyed its peace.Maybe instead of trying to tarnish and destroy the name of Somaliland, people like you should investigate what were doing right and your doing wrong. Somalia is not progressing well at all, and even if it were, that is irrelevant to Somaliland.

      Disregarding your long list of errors, the main one, specifically regarding your statements about Somaliland, is this: You believe Somaliland to be of the same stature as other Somali inhabited regions of the Somali republic as we knew it. This is wrong. Both history and the present tell us this.
      Somalia was constructed from two African colonies named British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland – the common denominator in their names being Somali. Djabouti Somaliland remained out of the equation. Therefore Somaliland can be equalled with Somalia. Furthemore this explains the significance Somaliland holds in relation to other Somali regions.

      I don't know what your issue with Somaliland is, but your irrational arguments against Somaliland (using Somalia as a pretext) are baseless. You want peace for Somalia, fine so do we all, but this is irrelevant to Somaliland.

      The Somali region that calls itself Somalia is no more a legitimate country than the Somali region that calls itself Somaliland or Djabouti in that case.

      In any case you statement that "Somalia does not need help from anyone. It is progressing well and ahead of any nation in Africa", shows the inherent error in your arguments. If that is what you really believe then explain why people from Somalia are fleeing to Somaliland in their hundred of thousands. Who is Wrong and who is right?

  • Runsheeg

    People who need help are Somalis who stack in 1991 clan politics. Those are the people who need help and northern parts of Somalia that calls itself Somaliland are full of those people. A clan cannot become a nation. It is just impossible. Democracy is not voting on basis of clan background but on the basis of best policies to address issues that concern the society that is voting.

    International community supports the regional elections to keep the idea of democracy alive in Somalia until the country sorts its problems out but it does not mean the international community supports clan as a nation.

    Wake up people, it is 2010.

    • Xaashi

      Again, Mr.beensheeg, hows life there in la la land?!

    • Ahmed

      People used to vote according to clan and some still do, but this can and is slowly being changed. If you take the clans in Somaliland as a microcosm of Somalia or Somali inhabited regions in general. You will find that the people who voted for Silaanyo and the Kulmiye party are from a variety of the clans and sub-clans of Somaliland, this party counts people from almost all walks of life as their supporters. People voted "on the basis of best policies to address issues that concern the society that is voting."

      Somaliland is a country, a nation defined by more than the clans that live within its borders. A nation that offers hope and future to the many people that in habit it, whether from Hargeisa, Mogadishu, Addis Ababa or any other city.

      Somaliland is and has become a nation in the same way as all the other former colonies have become nations, regardless of the people that live within its boundaries. Conflicts occur, people disagree, countries rise and fall.

      Puntland is a one clan nation, or is attempting to be. Somaliland is not.

  • Gobaad

    Mr. Al-Mutairi, I would say it is a great topic, unlike these barking dogs above who don't appreciate anything good about Somaliland. To those who fear Somalanders in power, here we come! Ka naxaw nafta waa.

    It is a great advice and the President-elect should take a note and into consideration. Good job and keep it, we love to read your articles.

  • Mohamed

    The differences between Somaliland and Somalia is simply characterized as
    follows:

    Somaliland is ruled by its people.

    Somalia is not ruled by its people.

    Case closed.

    Cheers.

  • Farax

    What a poor article and the fact that this website would even consider posting it shows the pseudo-racist activities going on right here.

  • ruthless

    I sometime wonder whether folks like runsheeg are completely insane, how can anyone even talk about Somaliland and compare it with Somalia, it is complete folly. I am advising Runsheeg to get psychiatric help. Somaliland is so ahead of the rest of Africa that it bodes ill for anyone supporting Somalia to bring up the name Somaliland. It is quite clear that Somaliland and Somalia are two quite different countries, if anything Djibouti is closer to Somalia than Somaliland, because Djibout is Ruled by an ignorant dictator and Somalia has equally ineffective leadership.

  • Ibrahim

    VIVA SOMALILAND!

  • M.A.Salah

    What would a Kuwaiti know about Somali affairs? I would suggest he finds another job, rather than workinf full time in dividing the Somali people.

    • Kayse

      Mr. Al-Mutairi is not Kuwaiti kiddo but a Saudi and yeah he is not fan of warlord Somalia because he knows places like that are not for him but for Bin Laden and al shabeb. Now go explode yourself on an AMISOM truck.

  • Kayse

    I think Gobaad wrote this while wearing his cimamad from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia :)

    Ignore those kids from Puntland (who even pay attention to pirates such as piratesheeg).

    • Gobaad

      What is that suppose to mean and what has cimama from KSA has to do with me?

  • somalilander

    puntlad pirates land there is a massive difference between Somaliland and puntland somalilanders are not starving and there for don't turn to piracy

  • Abdulrahman

    Good Job Mr. Al-Mutairi, Somaliland will never forget friends like you… Keep up the good job, and we will be counting for you… A day that Somalilan will reward you will come.. Let Somalia go to hell.

  • Ibrahim Ahmed

    It will be always be a mind buffering to witness what those form Somalia can do to their self’s, and into which extend they can go, living in this low, self denial and hate life. They tried to persuade the people of Somaliland from voting, and making something that the rest of the world cold mention about the Horn of Africa, other than starvation, terrorism, and piracy. They challenged fear, when they turn out by hundreds of thousands, after the threats that Al-Qeada linked Al-Shabab group made if Somaliland people participate in the election. By now anyone who deal or going to do so with those from Somalia should know that they will rather go for violence over peace, and that they can’t be reason enough to be addressed as human. It’s really a shameful thing to be called Somali, when you know what happens to your people when they go to a country like Yemen or elsewhere, and while you are advocating for killing, violence and hate the people of Somaliland chose a different life than that in Somalia. Many thanks to Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Mutairi, for this wonderful piece of art.

  • Runsheeg

    Naliye

    Somalia is progressing, no doubt about it. Great nations are born out of conflicts because conflicts are the source of greatness. In terms of the management of their national affairs, Africa is divided into two categories: failed and failing states. Somalia is the first failed state it will be the first to establish solid system to manage its national affairs. On the other hand, Kenya and Ethiopia, our next door neighbors, are failing states. Look at Kenya, tribal nation that cannot survive without the protection of the West. In Ethiopia, many nationalities that forced together by a fake monarchy and held together by international aid money from the west.

    I think people think clan can become a nation are the people who are in denial. People who blame Unity as the source of their problem while ignoring their clan predicament as the source of all ills are in denial. People who think being British Protectorate once qualifies them to become a nation while ignoring their own identity are in denial.

    I am referring to the few who promote tribal division among Somali people to achieve personal objectives, the clan secessionists from the North and their cohorts.

    • Mohamed

      Mr. Runsheeg,

      Man, you sure can write, express, your english is superb, but for goodness
      sake show some justices, peoples of good intentions, goodwill, good
      wishful thinking should not be happy about the bad and hopeless situation
      facing Somalia created by its own rulers and peoples(slaves to themselves and their peoples), being educated you are fully aware that there are hugh
      problems between Somaliland and Somalia. The question is how
      to resolve these problems, which can not be resolved by smears of inflamatory statements and so forth.

      Somaliland is a badly wounded and disinfranced by Somalia and unless
      satisfactory rewards are given by the Administrations of Somalia, Somaliland
      will not be in a budging position, and continue to pursue its best
      interests to go alone. Sorry but thats the fact.

      Allah Mahad leh.

  • Runsheeg

    Secessionism serves the interest of these personalizes but not the people in the north. In fact, it will create unending conflict that will deny stability in that part of the Somalia for a long time to come. It is wise to seek what you want within the context of Somalia instead of secession.

    • Ahmed

      Somaliland is exercising its right to self-determination. You claim that Somaliland's independence (whether recognised or not) is not benefiting its people and that it is creating unending conflict is completely false and a blatant lie.

      Somaliland is peaceful and this allows its people the opportunity to have decent lives, education, work etc. Furthermore is is a refuge to people fleeing Somalia. If anything it has consolidated peace in that area of the world.

      You claim Somalia is progressing. And it is progressing if you call the natural elapse of time progress, because as time elapses the war continues and thus, arguably edges closer to the day when the fighting will stop. But that is not due to anything but the natural elapsing of time.

      As i said before, Somalia was constructed from two different entities, one being British Somaliland or modern day Somaliland. This has nothing to do with clan, Somaliland has retaken its independence and it has annulled its union with Italian Somaliland. This has been independence by way of a referendum that proved that 97% of its people wanted independence.

      You claim you want peace for Somalia, but that is not so. You seem to view the suffering of its people and the destruction of the country as progress. You are just laying the seeds of another war, its as if your promoting a new (unnecessary and illogical conflict) war, between Somalia and Somaliland.

      I wouldn't be surprised if you were an Ethiopian. Because you seem to be creating this "division amongst Somali people" that you speak of, citing (falsely) the Clan of Somaliland inhabitants.

      Somaliland and Somalia can work together whilst existing as two separate nations, in the same way as the European countries work together. In any case to say that Somaliland is one clan is only one partial side of the truth; we all know that Somali clans have subclans so this disproves your point.

      • Ahmed

        Replying to you is a waste of time and effort but i couldn't let an ignorant person like you have the last word and indoctrinate people with your propaganda.

  • Ahmed

    Why Somalia envy Somaliland we were united in 1960 but were to countries.
    Somaliland was the first somali speaking country who got flag, this blue flag you
    ruined on its soil but today we have another flag and we will stay away from Somalia
    thats not hate but we are country. i am somalilander 4 ever
    hate your warlods dont hate demogratic country of somaliland.

  • Ahmed

    There is no counrty called Somaliland at all,it is wishful thinking as long as you have desire to hate somalis.

  • abdi rahman awill

    hellooooooooo Again to all the hater's my words are few but they ment to clear ya confusion if i may say so , coz seem's like most of em haterz of somaliland are really uneducated,did't you fools read the Domain name it say's somalilandpress and the fact that you typed that on ya freakin screen is a prove that exist in you Mind as ya worse nightmare ….am not really surprised to see all this hateful words beeing used fo a great muslim nation since i know who's payin you to say this ..But the fact remain's "we made it" we are here as a living prove to you so called brother's who tried there best to eliminate us but why dig an old grave. my vocabulary is poor but am sure the haterz would understand this
    Somaliland is a living Prove of what a 100% muslim country must look like its about time that people of somalia accept that .
    this article got the truth outa many haterz mouth and yes we gonna stay outa somalia we got non to do with you and ya freakin problem's ova N out
    Viva Somaliland…
    Long live the president of somaliland
    tho i think instead of focusing on Empowering and increasing the security forces in East, the president should make the long waited dream of the people of Somaliland – Diplomatic Recognition as his 1st and Only priority coz with Out recognition we would only be Dragging our feet ….

  • isma

    you really need to know the meaning of living in dignity and pride b coz Somalia is so far away from dignity and pride

  • sagal

    why don't your raw materials help you first and then we will give it a shot

  • Amal

    ever since the election result for some strange reason the southerners are more bitter than ever LOL LOL.

  • Mustafe

    Ahmed Silenyo is elected by the people of Somaliland to lead Somaliland not Somalia. All you wishful thinkers south of the border need to understand this very well. The only time we are willing to work with Somalia as a partner in the Horn of Africa is when and if they recognize that we are two countries.

  • M.A.Salah

    Reply to Kayse. I am not a kid, what ever country Al Mutairi comes from is irrelevant. Our unity and freedom from the Ethiopian yoke is more important than carving up Bilad al Sumaal by none other than a 'war criminal' Meles Zenawi.

  • Runsheeg

    Ahmad,

    Somalia existed thousands of years before the British, Italians and French came.
    Your argument that Somaliland qualifies to be state because it has been colonized by the British is in valid and disrespect to our forefathers who fought for our independence.

    Somali Republic has a constitution which defines its boundaries and territory. If that has to be changed, it requires a legal procedure. What is that?

    1: Somalia agrees the secession of part of its territory;
    2: it becomes the first country that recognises it;
    3: new constitution that is accepted by the UN is developed for both territories;

    Without this procedure, Northern Somalia cannot be recognised as sovereign country.

    that is one issue, there are more…

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Shakemuder Ibrahim Ahmed

      Do have any approve that there was a state called Somalia before the westerns colonizers? In a matter affect there was no state called Somalia before 1960, so how you are fooling.

  • Runsheeg

    Somalia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are sacred. No entity, local or foreign, can change it.

    People fought against Siad Barre because they wanted justice and a better government that provides it. It was not secession that SNM fought for. The secession is external idea aimed to undermine Somalia. Somalis will never allow the break up of Somali Republic. There will be a resistance and it will affect the stability of that region. Why take the chance?

    Other thing is, we are living in 21st century, what makes you think the world will allow clans to claim their own nations? If they do, what makes you think Kukuyus in Kenya will not demand their own land or masayas or others?

    Djibouti is another story. We Somalis agreed with the French to liberate it as a sovereign state.

    • Ahmed

      Somalilanders fought for their independence from the British as did the Italian Somalilanders. It was by our own efforts that we secured that independence. The problem is this: there is no Somalia, no government, no law, nothing. It is a jungle. Somaliland should not have to be dependent on warlords from the south.
      Somaliland is exercising its right to self-determination. As i said before, Somalia was constructed from two different entities, one being British Somaliland or modern day Somaliland. Somaliland has retaken its independence and it has annulled its union with Italian Somaliland. This has been consolidated by way of a referendum that proved that 97% of its people want independence. Somalia has been at war for 20 years, whilst Somaliland is making progress.
      Somaliland independence is not a question open for discussion. You, as an idealist might believe there still is a Somalia as we knew it, but the facts on the ground show that Somaliland is and has been independent for 20 years now. It does not need the permission of others, or others imposing themselves on it.

      Puntland is a one clan nation, or is attempting to be. Somaliland is not.
      Disregarding your long list of errors, the main one, specifically regarding your statements about Somaliland, is this: You believe Somaliland to be of the same stature as other Somali inhabited regions of the Somali republic as we knew it. This is wrong; Somaliland can be equalled with Somalia.

      You say that “Somalia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are sacred”, no it is not my friend. It was created in 1960 – FACT.

      We all hope the best for Somalia, that she shall find peace and progress. Despite the crimes that were committed against many people of Somaliland, we hold no grudges and wish you luck. We want nothing from you.

      And your ridiculous little comments make no sense, you say:
      1)Somalia existed thousands of years before the British, Italians and French came.

      2)Somalia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are sacred. No entity, local or foreign, can change it. (because of the apparent constitution created post 1960, though Somalia existed thousands of years before the British, Italians and French came)(so which is sacred the constitution or this mystical, borderless, eternal entity).

      3)Djibouti is another story. We Somalis agreed with the French to liberate it as a sovereign state.
      (And I guess that Ogaden is another story, just like NFD is another story).

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/Shakemuder Ibrahim Ahmed

        Mashallah Ahmed you are a person who knows his history very well bro.

  • Kismaayo

    LET THEM GO, YAANAN LA BARYIN………IF THEY DON'T WANT US LET GO, WE DON'T WANT THEM………JUST FIND ANOTHER NAME NOT SOMALILAND……..DROP OUR NAME OUT ………….

  • Ahmed

    It makes me laugh all those people hating on Somaliland are posting there comments on a website called SOMALINDPRESS.COM … yes that’s right Somaliand it must be painful typing that in Goggle search looool

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Shakemuder Ibrahim Ahmed

      they can’t be reason enough to be addressed as human Ahmed.

  • Ahmed

    Somalilanders fought for their independence from the British as did the Italian Somalilanders. It was by our own efforts that we secured that independence. The problem is this: there is no Somalia, no government, no law, nothing. It is a jungle. Somaliland should not have to be dependent on warlords from the south.
    Somaliland is exercising its right to self-determination. As i said before, Somalia was constructed from two different entities, one being British Somaliland or modern day Somaliland. Somaliland has retaken its independence and it has annulled its union with Italian Somaliland. This has been consolidated by way of a referendum that proved that 97% of its people want independence. Somalia has been at war for 20 years, whilst Somaliland is making progress.
    Somaliland independence is not a question open for discussion. You, as an idealist might believe there still is a Somalia as we knew it, but the facts on the ground show that Somaliland is and has been independent for 20 years now. It does not need the permission of others, or others imposing themselves on it.

    Puntland is a one clan nation, or is attempting to be. Somaliland is not.
    Disregarding your long list of errors, the main one, specifically regarding your statements about Somaliland, is this: You believe Somaliland to be of the same stature as other Somali inhabited regions of the Somali republic as we knew it. This is wrong; Somaliland can be equalled with Somalia.

    You say that “Somalia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are sacred”, no it is not my friend. It was created in 1960 – FACT.

    We all hope the best for Somalia, that she shall find peace and progress. Despite the crimes that were committed against many people of Somaliland, we hold no grudges and wish you luck. We want nothing from you.

    And your ridiculous little comments make no sense, you say:
    1)Somalia existed thousands of years before the British, Italians and French came.

    2)Somalia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are sacred. No entity, local or foreign, can change it. (because of the apparent constitution created post 1960, though Somalia existed thousands of years before the British, Italians and French came)(so which is sacred the constitution or this mystical, borderless, eternal entity).

    3)Djibouti is another story. We Somalis agreed with the French to liberate it as a sovereign state.
    (And I guess that Ogaden is another story, just like NFD is another stor

  • Runsheeg

    Ahmad,

    Are you against Somaliweyn?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Shakemuder Ibrahim Ahmed

      Are you mentally sick?? to understand or maybe, because that is normal for a ppl like you who originated from pigland.

  • Gobaad

    There is no such thing as Somaliweyn. It is a myth and a dream that will never materialize!

    I just wonder why these people are crying after Somaliland. It seems that they cannot live without Somaliland. Have anyone ever hear them talk about uniting the other Somalis? What on earth do they want from us? Yaabka yaabkiis!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Shakemuder Ibrahim Ahmed

      Bro. you are right but I think you ask and answer on your question at the same time. in both ways you are correct in your answer. They can’t live without us, we are the ones who thought them the meaning of nationalism, and the value of life and without us they are like beast killing each other.

  • Omar

    Somalia is like the story of the dinosaurs, except instead of telling the story in museums and Jurresic Park, they are screaming in Somaliland posts and websites.

    Take it some where else where your wanted quit begging.

  • M.A.Salah

    A particular tribe fears losing power, if the idea and concept of 'Somaliweyn' bears fruit in Somalia and nearby states. Rather than promoting a myth: Somaliland. Reality should be promoted. The Presidential candidate for the UCID party thinks Amharas, Tigre and other Ethiopian ethnic have more in common with a Somali from Waaqoyiga Somaliya than Somalis from the south. Furthermore one tribe supports 'a utopian and idealistic' dream that will never be fulfilled: Somaliland.

    • Ahmed

      A particular tribe fears losing power if Somaliland is independent, they fear losing power if Somalia is not re-instated. that clan mainly inhabits Puntland and surrounding localities. That is why they are preparing plan B; enlarging Puntland by force if neccesary in case the Somalia route doesn't work out so they can have their own nation. Puntland is a one clan nation, Somaliland is not. If puntland is truly sincere in reinstating Somalia then why create a sem-autonomous region entirely based on and for, one clan.

    • Gobaad

      Kula yaabi maayo oo Ethiopia ayaad refugee ku tahay. So, you cannot bear to see Somaliland in progress, on the rith path and a promising future insight. Waa kaa xasidnimo, layn kuwii ku hungoobay ee rabay in lagu beero ayaad tahaye.

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