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▐Mr. Hassan Alassow A Divisive President?!!▐ PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 April 2013 07:23

 

By: Haboon Haji Abdi (1)
Taleh-Khatumo State -Somalia, April 14, 2013 

Like most Somalis, I wish we had more political leaders who made decisions beyond the narrow boundaries of their tribe, or religion sects. Somalis may even be surprised to learn that the current President promoted tribal political war and he designed to encourage partisanship from overwhelming the union. Sadly, our president has evolved to give tribal partisans much power.

During the presidential election campaign, Mr. Alassow sought to appeal to the best instincts of the Somali Unionist Electorate, to a post-partisan sentiment that he said would reinvigorate our unity and democracy. He ran on a platform of reconciliation—of getting beyond "old labels" of Iririssm, and Daaroodism, and forging compromises based on shared values.

President Hassan's Inaugural was a hopeful day for many Somalis, with most of Somalis celebrating the election of Somalia’s un-divisive president after the civil war. The level of enthusiasm, the anticipation and the promise of something better could not have been more palpable. And yet, it has not been realized, at all.

Rather than being a unifier, Mr. Hassan Alassow has divided Somalia on the basis of clan, tribes, religion sects, and partisanship. Moreover, his cynical approach to governance has encouraged his allies (Damul Jadiid, and Somali Northern Secessionists) to pursue a similar strategy of tribally divisive politics on Somalia.

We have seen the divisive approach under earlier tribal warlords as well—particularly by the current tribal secessionists of SNM (Somaliland). It was wrong then, and it is wrong now. By dividing Somalia, Mr. Hassan Alassow has brought our country to the brink of a crisis of legitimacy, compromising our ability to address our most important policy issues such as the Somali unity.

Unionist communities (such as Khatumo State, and Makhir States, Jupaland State of Somalia) were deeply moved by Mr. Alassow's election.

The first hint that President Mr. Hassan would be willing to interject tribalism into the political dialogue came last October, when he jumped to the composition about his New 10 seat Cabinet government and the power confrontation balance between Somali Secessionists (Somaliland) and Somali Unionists (Khatumo and Makhir and Jupaland States). The Unionist groups were disappointed by the President for forming his cabinet based not on merits and not loyalty to the unity of Somalia. This is not what he promised during his campaign. So it is deceiving that he hasn’t kept his word. “This cabinet is not competent and not balanced”, said Unionist Spokesperson.

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Dear President Hassan Alassow: PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 April 2013 07:16

 

Dear President Hassan Alassow:

You Scare Me!!

 

By: Haboon Haji Abdi(1)
Taleh-Khatumo State -Somalia, April 14, 2013

 

Dear President Hassan Alassow:

You are the third President in Somalia under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.
You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.
You scare me because you supported the SNM-militiamen who raped and killed 13 years old girl from Xuddun at Khatumo State of Somalia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 07:48
 
Somali Ministry of Interior and National Security PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 March 2013 02:17

Mogadishu: On Wednesday March 13, 2013 Somali Ministry of Interior and National Security His Excellency Abdikarim Guled has confirmed that that Somali Federal Constitution allows people to make their won Semi-autonomous State with the Republic of Somalia if they have two regions and more therefore; the so-called Galmudug State has not fulfilled its requirements therefore; I personally urge the Galmudug State and Hiban & Heb and other so-called Administrations in Galgadud region so that they can get more than two regions to make same as Somaliland State and Puntland State or Jubbaland State.

 
Glenn Beck Calls 911 After Accidentally Eating Halal Pizza PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 15:22

Feb. 05, 2013

glenn-beck-0011Conservative radio host Glenn Beck called 911 today after accidentally eating a pizza prepared according to Muslim tradition from a Arab-owned pizzeria.

 
Putin: Using Al-Qaeda in Syria like sending Gitmo inmates to fight PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 September 2012 13:57

In an RT global exclusive premiere, President Putin gives his first post-inauguration interview, speaking in depth with RT’s Kevin Owen ahead of the APEC summit in Vladivostok.

 
Suicide after Olympic failure? Russia’s volleyball coach found hanged in hotel PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 August 2012 12:00

The head coach of Russia’s national women’s volleyball team was found hanged in his hotel room in Croatia, local media reported. The team’s lackluster performance at the London Olympics may be behind the alleged suicide.

 
Humanitarian aid to Syria must be neutral - Russia's UN ambassador PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 August 2012 07:21

Some of the proposals for solving the humanitarian crisis in Syria voiced at a United Nations Security Council meeting Thursday do not fully comply with the principles of neutrality and impartiality, Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin said.

 
16th NAM summit opens in Tehran PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 August 2012 00:17

TEHRAN, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Iran would host a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) starting Thursday, with an aim to bolster its influence in the Middle East and win support from NAM members over the Syria crisis and its nuclear issue.

 
Russia not to end military presence in Syria: army chief PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:15

Russia's Chief of Staff General Nikolai Makarov

Russia has no intention to end its military presence in Syria despite the ongoing violence in the Arab nation, the Head of Russian army says.

 
Explosive devices kill Somali children in town of Balad PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 August 2012 08:28

There was a heavy explosion, we believe caused by an explosive device [left over from fighting in the area] that they had been playing with."

Governor for the Middle Shabelle region, Abdi Jinow Alasow

At least five Somali children have lost their lives and more than 10 others injured in a blast after playing with explosive devices in a school, local officials say.

 
KASSIM AND KISSINGER: A MEETING OF EQUALS. PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 July 2012 15:02

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KASSIM AND KISSINGER: A MEETING OF EQUALS.

 

When Hussein Abdulkadir Kassim, former Somali Minister of Minerals and Water Resources met Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State in October 1976, it was a meeting of equals. This is a reflection of the strength and power of Somalia's foreign policy in the 1970s where it was never intimidated by a superpower like the US. In this conversation, Kissinger complains alot about Somalia's tough stance on international issues, saying that the Somali government always acted in opposition to the US.

 
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