He lost his father, his uncle and his beloved cousin. Ahmed family aren’t the only one who faced this cruelty but people of Somalland went through a a heinous massacre during the 1980’s every single family lost a loving ones and 200,000 people were buried in mass graves.

When Somalians will sympathize with him? when they will borrow his feelings to observe and show empathy?

It was only 5 years ago when the genocider, Maslah entered the presidential race of Somalia; he managed to gather the second most votes in the first two rounds. He surprisingly progressed in to the final round competing with the initial favourite of the race, Sharif Ahmed. Mr. Maslah managed to become the presidential runner-up by securing 126 votes of the original parliamentary members whilst Mr. Sharif secured the majority of his votes from the newly-added members of the ARS group. In another words if ARS group weren’t added the parliament, Maslah would’ve won the election by winning 123 votes, while Sharif received 98 votes of the original parliament.

Again When Ali Samatar case was taken to the Supreme court of USA, the so called Somali Gov wrote a letter to Obama asking his to grant Ali Samatar “Immunity”

My purpose here isn’t to blame for Somalians for the horrible atrocities against my fellow citizens.

We all know that all Somali people suffered during the era of the Siads regime and Before Somalialnd persecution, Puntland Community suffered painful persecution. True the scale of destruction inflicted on Somaliland community was much higher compare to other communities. The responsibility of the crimes committed against the people of Somaliland remains with Siad Barre regime abetted by leaders from all clans and regions of Somalia.

Yesterday, my friend Ahmed felt almost happy when he heard the arrival of a forensics team but upon seeing the comment field on Aljazeera English of this news and the denial reaction of Somalians, he became very disappointed.

When Ahmed came across hundreds of comments by Somalians in most probability a pseudo, by defending and praising those who the people of Somaliland with justice regard as war criminals

My friend Ahmed asked me”why Somalians promoting hatred by seeking to defend the highest commanders during the genocide committed by the Siad Barre army against the Somalilanders in the 1980’s”

He Added “why Somalians are attempting to rewrite the Somali history by by regarding the war criminal as a hero who defended the unity of the Somali nation”

Ahmed is wondering if Somalians are victims of Stockholm Syndrome by licking their wounds and having positive feelings toward the abusers like General Mohamed Ali Samater who personally laid down the strategic military plan for the air and artillery bombardments that flattened Hargeisa; General Mohamed Hashi ( Gani) who started the military operation against the civilian population in the north; General Mohamed Saeed (Morgan) who massacred tens of thousands of civilians in Hargeisa and other major cities; General Anjah, who massacred 46 Issaq intellectuals in the Jezzera beach, near Mogadishu and Col. Farah Afweyneh, who massacred 28 labourers at Mogadishu harbour, shutting them off in a single container, amid the blazing summer temperatures.

“I’m happy with my ethnicity, by ethnicity I’m Somali like Djiboutians, Somalinimo is ethnicity, or ethnic identity, but I’m very much proud my nationality as a Somalilander.” Ahmed told me.


Sam Dualeh




  1. Because these people are ignorant, delusional blood suckers who have no regard for human life. You just question how do they sleep at night knowning that what they have done to the innocent civilians of the Somaliland and elsewhere in Somalia! Also how do they lead normal life having families and so on when they destroyed families and took away the chance young men or women to have familes of their own. It is very sad! What gets you is still they are not giving up the Somalia they had murdered long time ago!

  2. I am not defending the culprits of the heinous atrocities they committed against the fellow Somalis however it was a dictatorial regime that had committed and anyone of that regime who was involved in the atrocities and is still alive should have his day in court. But what is more bewildering is to hunt for those while here in SL we are knowingly harboring other culprits who had committed atrocities of the same magnitude and ferocity towards civilian compatriot SLers, living in the west and east, in the name of SNM. On balance, we should treat the two horrible episodes equally and give same importance to both, bringing both culprits to justice as the death of one Individual is as equally important and yearns for the same action. Otherwise we are not searching justice for all and thus singing in to a vacuum.

    • If you have an evidence that SNM committed any crimes against civilians, yes I am goint to agree with you, but I do not think there is any! When SNM got rid of Siad Barre regime they even let go men who were fighting against them and their familie, they directed them how to reach where they came from. They had not kept them as Prisoners of War, which they should. Sometimes it is very easy to believe what we want to beleive or hear it.

      • @Layla

        The SNM cockroaches who are holed up in Hargeisa committed the vast majority of crimes

        *The slaughtering of the Ogaden refugees who were housed in tents in the center of Hargeisa city.
        *The massacre which occurred in Borama in 1989 where thousands of Gadaabuursi pro Somalia civilians were skinned alive.
        *The recent massacre in Khaatumo state capital of Laascaanood and Buuhoodle.

        Why don't you do the maths.

  3. He is not alone. There are many like him or even worse.Just be patient . Justice will surprisingly, one day,
    catch up with them..

  4. To Mr truth teller.
    in you look and read history books are full of heinous crimes and injustices people did to each other. Siad Barre's military were killing civilians and innocent children without reason only they are that particular clan.but snm was fighting back to help and save those innocent civilians. and also were coming back to their homes to survive. Their intention wasn't to kill for the sake of killing to non Isaaqs. and as soon as they secured their homes they stopped the fight. 22yrs they are trying to build peace and security for whole horn africa. . if the rest of somali clans would understood. the whole region would have be better place.

    • Why are people dying in Laascaanood? Is Laascaanood and Buuhoodle also inhabited by the Ethiopian stooge SNM?

  5. Truth Teller,
    If you are honest you would first accept the fact that what had happened in Somaliland was genocide of the worst kind. Bring any other argument but do not deny or try to lessen the severity of that horrible genocide.