I came across an open letter you sent to Siilaanyo which was posted in Hadhwanaagnews website (30 January, 2012). After a stint as a minister in the TFG, and subsequently a spell in the wilderness, you have once again mutated yourself into your old Isaaqist/SNM mode. But at least, there is one part in your letter which merits credit, namely when you state that the:
"Taleex Conference highlighted a challenge Somaliland faced through most of the last twenty years: the perception and reality of Somaliland as an Isaaq/SNM Project, and the reservation and opposition of non-Isaaq communities particularly the two subclans in Eastern part of Somaliland and some of the Diaspora from Boramo district/ Awdal region"
Having conceded this earth-shaking facts, one would have expected you to follow them through to their logical conclusion and counsel your former mentor, Siilaanyo, to give up any claim to the SSC regions and withdraw his militia from Lascanod. As usual, you have taken one promising step forward only to retreat immediately to your conformist secessionist mode, balking at irking Siilaanyo, the rest of the enclave's political establishment and the masses who are all wedded to their delusions: that they have a God-given right to impose their treacherous secession on other non- Isaaq unionist clans; or that the mere "incorporation" of certain individual SSC quislings in their administration serves as sufficient proof for the benefit of the international community that the SSC clan they hail from endorses the secession.
What kind of logic will argue, as the enclave does, that Xaabsade, the shameless turn-coat par excellence, and the few other SSC quislings in the clan's pay, reflect the true voice of the SSC people and not the Taleex conference representing the entirety of the SSC people of the Khaatumo State?. It is taboo to question these delusions underpinning the perceived legitimacy for the secession. Clearly, logic, justice, fair play, live and let live are all concepts and values that are alien to the secessionists mindset.
Through endless propaganda over the last 21 years, these delusions have become so ingrained in the psyche of the clan that any oral challenge is considered a blasphemy and any opposition to the secession is portrayed as a terrorist attack on the existence of the enclave and as threat to peace and stability in the region!.
What is incomprehensible is that someone of your background will not lay the blame for the current conflict in these regions where it belongs, namely your enclave, but instead chose to toe Siilaanyo's line and conveniently apportioned it to the SSC people of Khaatumo State. If the SSC people, as clan and regions that are part and parcel of Somalia, and recognised as such by the international community and the rest of Somalis, but who were despite all this invaded and occupied by your clan, chose to oppose your secession and occupation, and decided to establish their own regional State, in line with their fundamental human rights, how could such lawful acts be construed as an aggression on the true aggressor or as acts that endanger peace and stability?
It is sad that you make this intervention from your New York vintage point, aiming to assist Siilaanyo on how best to adopt a more effective and strategic approach to achieving his objectives to bring the Khaatumo State under his control. You would have served him and the clan better if you were to dispassionately spell-out the inevitable perils inherent in the blind myopic quest for recognition, and the occupation of other clans' regions that is doomed to fail.
As people who themselves had risen against what you considered as tyranny under Siyad Barre's rule, and who in the end triumphed over your adversary, you and your clan should know that the people of Khaatumo, with their just cause and their Darwiish history, will also triumph over your latter-day colonial occupation. The successive crushing inflicted on your militia at Kalshaale, Mayglaale and now Sool Joogto should be a harbinger of your eventual defeat, sooner or later. When that happens, you would have gained nothing from your misguided adventure other than material and human losses and an enduring enmity you have created among clans that in the past enjoyed peace with each other, shared water and grazing, and maintained intertwined relations.
No less important, you would have lost the support and goodwill of the international community as the true colours of your sham democracy and phoney peace have been shown for they are. For too long, you have fooled the international community about this false picture of a secession supported by all the clans of former British Somaliland and of peace reigning everywhere in contrast to southern Somalia as you had always pointed out to the world as nauseam. Now the truth is out and the world knows better about the crimes you are committing in keeping under duress the unionist clans resisting your occupation.
Warm greetings buddy
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