“one must call spade a spade” Somaliland case and dignity has been derailed, degraded, debased and dishonored in Turkey by the wrong people delegated to fight for Somaliland case in the negotiation table there.
The prophet of Allah (scw) as revealed by Abuhurayra was asked when the time is. The Prophet (scw) said:
a) When a trust is not safeguarded as it should be and when
b) The wrong people are the decision makers, it is the signs of (the end of the world) time” Whether it is the sign of the end of Somaliland as we know her is to be seen.
What happened to the people of Somaliland fits the legal definitions of both genocide as well as ethnic cleansing which falls within the meaning of the Genocide Convention and that was what the Somaliland delegation to Turkey absolutely failed to put forward!
Every body knows that Genocide had taken place in Somaliland from 1978 to 1991. Even the goats in the streets of every city and town in Somaliland knows that. We were there, we lived in that hell, it was Genocide/ethnic cleansing and the world knows it was.
Somaliland was isolated from the rest of what was then called Somali Republic Somaliland was put under marshal law. It was ruled by Military generals from Siyad Barre’s family members. Somalia was not under Marshal Law. The only people who deny that (evil act) fact in its true trend is Somalia and her delegation to Turkey!
Somalia still denies what they have done to us and that is understandably true to their character and cruelty.
What we can not understand however is why the Somaliland representatives followed the deniers’ argument and danced with the devil! The punch has betrayed the cause and the case of Somaliland in that occurrence! However, the buck stops at Siilanyo’s desk.
Both the living and the souls of the martyrs are waiting for an answer from the President because it was him who said,” I will send any body I like to represent Somaliland case and cause in Turkey and else where” now we see what happened! The bunch he sent to Turkey failed to articulate the Somaliland case; instead they followed the argument of our adversary! That amounts to betrayal and some one must be accountable for that.
The crimes committed during an ethnic cleansing, which was happening in Somaliland are similar to those of Genocide.Some academics consider genocide as a subset of “murderous ethnic cleansing.” Ethnic cleansing bleeds into genocide, as mass murder is committed in order to get rid of the targeted people from their land and replace them with the desired community of the perpetrators. This inhuman act happened in Somaliland from1978-1991 under the “displace and Replace” policy of Siyad Barre”
General assembly resolution47/121 referred in its Preamble to ‘the abhorrent policy of ‘ethnic cleansing’, which is a form of genocide’, as being carried on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“The international legal definition of the crime of genocide is found in articles-2 and -3 of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide article.
Article-2 describes two elements of the crime of genocide:
1) the mental element, meaning the “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such”, and
2) The physical element which includes five acts described in sections a, b, c, d and e. (see below)
genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
Somaliland has experienced all of above evil doings done to them by Siyad Bare of Mogadishu
(Sources: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prevent genocide International
Note: in the case of Somaliland they forcibly removed in whole or in part of the targeted Somalilanders in Somaliland and another group Replaced the displaced Somalilanders under the government’s policy of “Displace them as to Replace them.” The intent was replacing the targeted group with Siyad Barre’s tribal group of “Absami”a sub-clan of “Daarood” That was a classical ethnic cleansing under the genocidal activities. Some academics consider genocide as a subset of “murderous ethnic cleansing.”
Shockingly the Somaliland delegation did not put these evil acts committed against the innocent people of Somaliland on the table, a job they were supposed to do. Somalia delegation, which always deny or minimize and degrade what can not be minimized or degraded denied the fact that genocide and ethnic cleansing was committed by Mogadish regime of Siyad Barre. Somaliland delegation failed to contest that with all the proofs they had!
To Somalia delegation’s glee, Somaliland delegation followed their argument which was that atrocity which they said it happened to them as well, and that started in 1991!
[Atrocity is an actor circumstances, the quality or state of being atrocious, in executing harmful acts, against people? An atrocious and appalling condition, situation, quality, or behavior(The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright)
To Somalia, their civil war started in 1991.Unlike Somaliland which was a victim of government initiated, sponsored and executed genocide/ ethnic cleansing, Somalia tribes were fighting among themselves as to who will take over the government in Mogadishu after Siyad Barre fled from the scene.
In the case of the Somaliland people the genocide and the ethnic cleansing which started in 1978 ended in 1991, whereby Somalia’s clan wars started in 1991 after the defeated genocidal regime of Mogadisho had left Mogadishu.
Ironically unfortunately, Somaliland delegation acted as though they were representing Somalia, and the whole exercise in Turkey ended in agreement with Somalia’s contention which was the denial of the genocide/ethnic cleansing against the people of Somaliland! Somalia delegation argued that atrocities happened to Somalia as well, more so to Somaliland! Somaliland delegation accepted that ridiculous, unfair and wrong-on-the- facts argument. They did not represent Somaliland case well. They betrayed Somaliland and they have to answer for that now or later.
However peace and prayers
By Ibrahim M Mead