Somalia’s Regions - This will not
December 17, 2005 by Abdulkadir Khalif
Slowly and surely, the Federal Authorities in Jowhar, especially the Interim Prime Minister Mr. Geedi is systematically creating Regional Administrations without heeding public opinion and bending backwards to pacify and placate the regional warlords. For the last few days Mr. Geedi has released names of persons to lead the provinces and new regional authorities grouping together provinces that the warlords have already made their de facto fiefdoms. We are aware of the fact that the likes of Indha Cadde, the butcher of Marka and Barre Hiiraale, the stand-alone Turk who has created a kingdom for himself around Kismanyu are silently celebrating their victories and congratulating each other.
It looks like the support of those warlords
is seen as crucial to the success of the Jowhar group’s agenda and
that they can even be speedily forgiven for the crimes they have
committed against the peoples of the regions they have dominated and
occupied for a long time. Or is it that the suspicion
many a D&M peoples have had for a long time about the
grabbing of their lands by an unholy alliance of the Daarood and the
Hawiya is finally reaching fruitation? Either way, the lands of D&M
is up for grabs and what is happening now in Jowhar is exactly equal to
if not worse that what happened in Baraawe a couple of months ago.
During the Baraawe meeting Barre and Indha Cadde planned to subdivide
the Jubbas and Sh. Hoose between them so that Barre could create his 2nd
Daarood Republic in the Gedo and the Jubbas while Indha Cadde would hold
onto Sh. Hoose until he can reach an agreement with the Abgal and secure
his position in a bigger Hawiya Republic that would include Sh. Hoose.
That plan was put on hold until the Prime Minister and Mohamed Dheere
approve it, which they are finally doing in Jowhar as I write this
article. That would live an anarchic and weak Raxanwein Republic
composed of Bay and Bakool…Thanks to the “leaders” of Digil and
Mirifle in Jowhar and Xuddur, together with those stranded in Mogadishu
like Xaabsade and Sharif Xassan. Their actions (or inactions) are
betrayals that are treasonable to say the least.
should we in the Diaspora do?
The “Leaders” inside the country are either
sell-outs or weaklings that don’t know which way to turn. The people
are held hostage against their will. The Federal authorities are
pursuing a policy of Divide-and-Rule. Few radicals inside the country
are afraid to speak out loud for fear of elimination, mafia style. That
lives us in the Diaspora to take legal, political and other actions to
remedy this situation. In my last article, I predicted that the last
battle of the Somali civil war will be fought on the banks of the River
Jubba and Shabeelle. What has been happening the last few days adds
urgency to that prediction and brings the day of that battle much closer
than we now think. There are many meetings being planned in different
parts of the world and it is hoped that the Diaspora will be finally
energized. The first step is the removal of those “leaders” who are
known to be sell-outs from amongst the D&M peoples. With the entire
Digil people in Somalia now under occupation and the Mirifle people
deeply divided amongst themselves, the enemies have a field day
designing the boundaries and dividing the spoils of war.
Starting the first day of the New Year, we expect
deliberate and systematic group actions to be undertaken all over the
world in confronting the injustice that is being perpetrated against the
D&M peoples. It is incumbent on the Mirifle peoples to get rid of
Xaabsade and Sharif Xassan and to unify their ranks in Bay and Bakool.
It is incumbent on the Digil peoples to get rid of their stooges in
Marka and Jowhar so that their efforts in liberation can be better
co-coordinated. We should also prepare for the following group actions:
In the just concluded “seminar” in Jowhar, the
de-facto division of the country has been ratified, again with the
connivance of our”leaders”. The Digil and Mirifle regions have been
officially divided into two autonomous regions; one under the control of
the Daarood called “South Region” and the other under Hawiya
domination called “Southwest Region”. This is the prize Indha Cadde
and Hiiraale get for talking with Mohamed Dheere and Geedi. Mohamed
Dheere has been further recognized as the “BRAVE” man for putting
that act together without the D&M leaders saying anything about it.
It is a political coup for him and a victory for the warlords, Barre and
Indha Cadde. As for the Digil men who went to sign off their homeland, a
very uncertain future awaits them and they have earned their infamous
place in the history of the Digil people.
But their actions and the wishes of their mentors
will not stand, Insha Allah