November 2, 2012 ·27 Comments
By Abdirahman M. Dirye
“Someone who makes an assertion puts a claim – a claim on our attention and to our belief”
I never responded someone else’s article as everyone has the right to speak his mind since I begun authoring because truth but the truth only prevails but the concerning article conveys far more hate from any other article I’ve ever read in my life. The writer of the article , I thought, was infuriated by Amin Artist’ caricature about Dr Haglitosiye’s display of unique loyalty to Somaliland singing the national anthem of the country “ dalkayga and dadkayka…,” and then he put forward baseless claims, which is very unlikely in Somaliland settings, I say very unlikely to happen in transparent system, because Somaliland once recognized wants to be next Rwanda, second largest supplier of peacekeeping forces in the continent to avert genocide ,nevertheless. On Oct. 29, 2012 an article titled “Laas Caanood more than Kismayo deserves the President’s attention By Osman Hassan appeared in wardheernews.com., a hostile site, in his capacity as mouthpiece of Khatumo Seeg militia, he put heaps of lies and propagandas into his article to portray free Las anod residents who willingly chose to join Somaliland comprehensive political participation as “occupied territory” which is not true, again, using very loaded words: suppression and oppression, submission, and etc to create unnecessary conflicts between Somaliland and his tribe, he unsuccessfully disseminated propagandas. When you look into his baseless article, you easily find out his ulterior motive: clannishly-motivated article and prejudiced to an extent never seen in Somalia’s history. The demagogue seems to be one of very few sympathizers to criminals whom Dr Hagletosiye told to quit criminalities and join ongoing political process in Somaliland before the window of opportunity closes in. the professional bigot of the article invokes Somali national president to fight on his side! While he claims his “occupiers” are another Somali tribe. How come does a national president take side between two sisterly clans fighting for camel raids? I think the writer recalls, Siyad Barre reinforces tanks to his tribe in Hayo Bari whenever camel raids or resources-based conflict erupts among sister clans in Somalia. However; Somaliland equally treats its citizens regardless of region or ethnicity unlike ex-Somalia military regime which always ally with certain ethnicities.
Copying Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister quote “tell the lie thousand times it will turn into true, Wardheernews.com posted hundreds of articles of wishful thinkers wishing ill of peace-loving Somalilanders with no avail!
The demagogue mentioned journalists’ harassment and similar story in loaded words, but it is a raw fact Somaliland never being and won’t involve killings of reporters, but the late reporter of Universal TV is the first victim ever killed in Somaliland especially in territory where security is not tight yet as the rest of the country because it lies on the border of lawless country of Somalia. This is the first terrible tragedy since unilateral declaration of independence 21 years ago. People like Hassan can infiltrate on porous frontier to carry out organized hate crimes. It is quite clear that Somaliland is much safer than Somalia despite AMISOM on their disposal and EU trainer officials and Somaliland is less funded than Somalia but this writer and his co-authors of Wardheernews.com prayed the demise of Somaliland in so many ways more than 20 years in their cheap blog but their unjust prayers are still unanswered. In fact, Khatumo is likely to be behind the killing of the journalist to show that is Sool is still unsafe for anyone, be they journalists or public civil servants whom became the target of ugly assassinations since Sool people chose to live in peace.
“The occupiers had resorted to heinous crimes including targeted assassinations, indiscriminate detentions and …, outright massacres of nomads and captured prisoners at the clashes in Kalshaale and Sool Joogto in the Buuhoodle region. Not even school children have been spared”, in this quote alone, the writer of Hassan desperately fabricated his comment in regard to nowhere, he is simply fanning fear among Dervish people who know Somaliland’s military are well disciplined deserved to be called the “ moral army”, ever since Somaliland soldiers’ arrival to Sool region to liberate Majeerten militias, no rape was reported never mind arbitrary killings. But the desperate demagogue may live in remote island on the Pacific Ocean near Australia and thus he was misled to believe his poor tribe is under terror attack from Hargiesa elected democracy. Let me clarify you why Somaliland is built for: Somaliland is born out of wide-scale massacre perpetrated by Somalia’s brutal military regime, not your “defenseless” tribe and it is totally against all of kinds of torture. Somaliland is only defensive whenever SSC, intoxicated people or whatsoever name you call attacks , these troublemakers have to be shot in sight to avoid destabilizing the region.
Generally, Somaliland like any other country on earth, arrests journalists only when they abuse the press of press and sometimes shut down a newspaper when it becomes yellow journal, however, this is rarely happens.
“The Jihadists forcefully impose their fanatical ideology on an unwilling population, so are the secessionists forcing their treacherous senseless secession on all the other four recalcitrant unionist clans in northern Somalia” his analogy is very disgusting, but recent history proves him wrong as Somaliland was the first the victim of suicide-bombing and never used terror tactics to oppress or suppress its own people. He used the word genocide to describe Kalshale minor clash between two sub-clans of Habar Jeclo and Dhulbahante,; he trod ethics of writing while intending to exaggerate trivialities. From legal prospective, genocide has parameters and world known definition: the death of thousands of innocent civilians like the Holocaust or Darfur Genocide or Khamr Rouge or Hargiesa Massive Graves where thousands of innocent civilians were haphazardly buried by bulldozers is classical example. Nevertheless; Somaliland has built tiny army to maintain peace like Switzerland, and does not want to threaten its own people or the neighbors with huge firepower loaned from Russia like Somalia. We have seen the consequences of doing so and learnt a lesson from it.
“And just as al-Shababab assassinates journalists to thwart negative reporting on its activities, so has Somaliland now followed suit. The first victim of this strategy is 25-year-old Ahmed Farah Sakin, a reporter for the Somali London-based Universal TV station. His murder is meant to serve as a lesson for others” I am terribly sorry for the unfortunate death for Sakin, the reporter and send hearty condolences to his family and colleagues. I call the government to bring perpetrator to justice immediately, but in this quote, there is no iota of truth to it, the murder of the journalist is motivated by hate crime organization, one of which the writer may belong to, in fact, the writer not just merely stated unsubstantiated things he has very little knowledge about and gave no facts or evidences to back up his claims whatsoever, but showed only how he led many Somali youth in Minnesota to believe Somalia is under occupation from infidels; he is a master of scare tactics. The writer lost his mind when he started his piece of work to make his innocent readership to classify with his hate organizations. Somaliland is rich in democracy, transparency and has room of discussion for all including negative criticism or report. We’ve been saying Ogaden is under Kafir’s rule for over six decades, but the reality was always the opposite, it did not work and now it won’t work out either.
“Three assailants, reportedly wearing government military uniforms, shot him ( the journalist) as he was returning to his home. His crime in the eyes of Somaliland was to report on widespread demonstrations in Lascanod and other places in the SSC regions” uniform is accessible: they can undress from Somaliland deceased soldiers and wear to carry out assassinations when they see how their loyal their tribe is to Somaliland. However; Somaliland enjoys press freedom unprecedented in the continent as Geoff Hall of Washington Post reported in his election coverage in Somaliland.
The more clashes so called Khatum fancy state triggers, the more people in Minnesota or the UK open their wallets to fuel the conflict leading casualties of both parties. So the writer in his amateur capacity as mouthpiece of Khatumo seems an asset to his fictional state of Khatumo when it comes to unlocking of innocent diasporas’ wallets. But it is much better to open your wallet for reconstruction of delivery clinic in Buhoodle which has no running water never primacy healthcare centre rather than causing loss of lives in both sides. Your donation is bullet in this part of the world. If your money kills innocent Man, You are will be purgatory in Hell, you’re forewarned. A murder can be committed in so many ways including feeding or harboring the murderer.
The recent election of president and restoration semblance of order in Mogadishu is a positive development for all as the peace there can hugely benefits Somaliland. .so there is no point in saying jubilation of such event drew the wrath of Somaliland armed forces in your region.
All you wanted is to scapegoat UN SRSG, ambassador Augustine Mahiga and Somalia’s new president out of hate and hostility and dictate them what to do next four years by saying choose Las Anod under “occupation” in your own words or Kismayo another “ recently –AMISON liberated town” but occupied by Godane, head of Alqaeda. As your text sounds you want to keep Kismayo town occupied , the most brutalized people on earth, by most cruel, barbaric ruler of all times and all places. I think you should have breath of fresh air as Las Anod is under soft creamy hands from Hargiesa hospitable people. Imagine Godane ruling your hometown with his savagery. Every reader of your article clearly reads how badly you shedding crocodile tears. Your article is not worth reading, it‘s just what it’s: mere fabrication.
Dirye is Somaliland Activist and Volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org