Warning: Shirdoon Will Jeopardize Mogadishu Unity!
The recent election of Abdi Farah Shirdoon as Prime Minister of the so called Federal Somali government is not surprising nor will it be positive for lasting peace in Mogadishu. Shirdoon is a close associate of UN envoy Ambassador Augustine Mahiga and member of former Dictator Siyaad Barre’s inner circle. As such, his appointment was wholly a pre-selected rubber stamped by Hassan Sheik with nudging from Mahiga. The UN Mafia under Mahiga has micro-managed the so called “ End of the Transition” process and is very much strengthening the Dam Jadiid faction at the moment.
Despite the current false assessment that the Somalia conflict is ideological or religious, the opposite remains very much true: the historical and endemic reality of Somalia war is tribal and clannish interests. The Al-Shabaab terror organization is itself a clannish outfit, propped up by Alqaeda. The top Shabaab leaders who have wrought human destruction are not from Mogadishu and the civilians that they have butchered are not from their clans, in fact are entirely from hostile clans to their own!
While the territory of Somalia is composed of so called similar tribes and clans who happen to speak one language, the true reality on the ground in Somalia is that there has never been any “Somali” to speak of. Neither in 1960 or pre-colonial contact was there any “ Somali nation” but the amalgamation of the former Italian and British controlled Somali-inhabited territories. To put it quite bluntly, the notion of a “singular Somali statehood” has never existed in the political or individual psyche of the so called Somali people. As such, it is hardly a surprise that the so called new Prime Minister Abdi Shirdoon is a prominent member of the Darood Marehan clan.
As a Darood leader Shirdoon knows Hawiye are the territorial and political enemies of his tribe. Therefore, Shirdoon will in no way or shape as a political leader of his community genuinely “rise above clannish agendas”. In fact, Shirdoon will do the exact opposite as a tribal leader. He is working hard to strengthen his tribe to dominate Somalia by directly destabilizing the Republic of Somaliland and simultaneously fomenting divisions within the Hawiye in South.
In fact, Shirdoon’s recent pronouncements of bringing back so called m midnimo” and safeguarding “ Somalia’s sovereignty” is a tacit declaration of war against the Republic of Somaliland and its people. Already there are signs in Mogadishu of Shirdoon’s divisive long-term clannish plots against the unity and peace of Hawiye. No sooner than his appointment on Saturday, Mr. Shirdoon has been actively working hard to resuscitate certain Darood figures from Barre’s dictatorship such corrupted embezzler Ali Khalif Galaydh, Ali Isse Abdi, Ali Jangeli and the incompetent war criminal Abdiweli Gaas. Outrageously, so called PM Shirdoon has even been bold enough to legitimate the monopolized of Somali government army by the un-apologetic tribal war criminals Yusuf Aden Dhegabadan and Abdulqadir Dini!
With history as faithful witness, Hassan Sheikh must not fail to stop the deceitful gangs who are surging as we speak under the Shirdoon Prime Minister label. These evil clannish criminals seek only to jeopardize the peaceful independence and development of Mogadishu and Hawiye solidarity. The only sustainable option left for Hassan Sheikh and his government is to unequivocally recognize the Republic of Somaliland. The fateful choices are rather very clear as daylight for Hassan Sheikh as it was in 1962 for former president Aden Abdulle Osman: Either adhere to the interest of your people or fall under the control of Shirdoon and his brethren under “Somali weyn” conspiracy as Aden Adde Abdulle fell to his humiliation under Abdirazak Haji Hussein’s tutelage. Regardless of the choice Hassan Sheikh makes as “president”, Hawiye civilians will entirely face the ultimate consequences of the bankrupted road.
Under Shirdoon’s control, Hassan Sheikh should be warned not to put Hawiye back on the same road to destruction that yesterday resulted in the unspeakable genocide committed by the Ethiopian occupiers under the guidance of the cowardly warlord- war criminal Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed; the innumerable bloody massacres and ethnic depopulation of Hawiye people that occurred in Hiiraan region in 1979-89 under the current head of the clannish ONLF Mohamed Omar Osman; the marginalization of his own Abgaal clan in Middle Shabelle; as well as the sustained outright genocide against Habr Gedir in Central Somalia orchestrated by none other than Shirdoon’s close cousins Mohamed Hashi Gaani, Mohamed Abshir Hamaan, Ahmed Suleyman Dafle and with the ruthless blessing of Abbe Siyaad. Let Hassan Sheikh be warned not to repeat history in our lifetime!