July 21, 2019
Many people thought that PUNTLAND is too hard a nut to crack against the use of the left-overs of Qadari Riyals from Mogadishu. Successful transfer of money laundered through N&N activists under the cover of various development projects in several Puntland cities is slowly taking hold.
The quick pace of this FGS money laundering is too fast for President Deni Administration to catch up. It is just reacting to the events, while badly failing to warn Xawilaadaha (Money Transfer Bureaus) about the crime and penalties of FGS money laundering operations in Puntland.
Money could be a tool of war, and in the FGS case, it is a destabilizing campaign. At moment, Galkayo and Bosaso, the most heavily populated towns of Puntland are FGS targets in an attempt to shake up the foundations of Puntland. Will that work out?
That depends on how the Deni Government would be able to win the hearts and minds of the youth of Puntland, the 70% of the population. It would require Puntland President to often come out of the fence of Villa Puntland and talk to the people, for if he doesn’t do that, someone else would do it for him, and it will not be humorous in the end.
In the light of the recent FGS flagrant meddling in the internal affairs of State’s jurisdictions under the Federal Constitution, the entire political, cultural and security machineries of Puntland should get into high gear to confront any destabilizing factors, including the chronic absence of youth guidance and orientation.
Let us be clear of what Puntland State stands for, where it came from, at what costs and why?
(Photo credit: HIRNEWS)
For Northwest Regional Aministration (Somaliland), early on, it was seeking a delusional secession and recognition for statehood. Now, with diminishing returns and hitting a dead-end, the delusion turns into hysteria and empty claim of securing some recognition from the most unexpected places like Guinea Conakry, even recognition of Somaliland by municipality of the city of Birmingham in the UK.
The leaders of the Federal Government of Somalia are enjoying with sadistic satisfaction the madness and mental suffering of Somaliland leaders. The victims of this political nightmare are the Somalis in the Regions, whose lives and future were torn apart by lies, indoctrination and false promises of ushering in an independent country called “Somaliland Republic” – a tragedic story of treason and public deception by opportunistic bunch of elitist politicians in Hargeisa, mostly composed of henchmen of the Late Military Dictator, Siyad Barre.
The raging hysterical rhetoric in Hargeisa needs help, not from psychologists and psychatrists, but from spin doctors to calm things down in the Regions.
The recent political noises in Hargeisa, sparked off by ill-advised approach of the FGS to Muse Bihi’s exclusively private trip to Conakry, is a prelude to realization that the solutions to Somali problems lie within Somalis themselves, and no foreign imposition could have a lasting sustainability, even if it could happen in a remote scenario.
June 28, 2019
Never re-elect a political leader is a Somali Doctrine and our contribution to the world of politics and political culture. The Doctrine is an exercise of democracy stretched to the maximum possible. It is consistent with George Orwellian famous quote that diapers and political leaders should be changed.
However, the Somali phenomenon has double edges. On the one hand, it cements a message to the president-elect or would-be elected that he or she wouldn’t have a 2nd chance, giving them only to choose one of two options:
Abuse the system while have the chance
Do something worthwhile to leave behind a good reputation, a proud nation and good name for own kids and family.
The Doctrine, on the other hand, had brought misfortune to the people of Somalia by producing bad and corrupt politicians one after the other.
Based on history and experience, most Somali leaders choose the first option. Hence, Somalis have become cynical of politics and politicians.
The Somali Doctrine is deeply rooted in its logic that, where corruption is of epidemic proportion and checks and balance of power aren’t in place or difficult to implement because of this malfeasance, the only choice left for Somalis to fight back is to not never return a political leader to power.
The problem with Ahmed Madoobe of Jubaland is that he has stubbornly violated that Somali Doctrine.
Call it the ingenuity of the Somali Doctrine.