The Remains of People killed by Force’s loyal to the Former Federal Government of Somalia unearthed by rains from one of the many Known Mass Graves Scattered all over the country

By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye

The talks in Turkey many people thought would be an exit of Somalia’s irreparably cracked cesspool have, instead, further empowered Somalia official delegates: after three days or so of waste of time and money, Somaliland accepted to call the ethnic cleansing and extermination of entire people from the face of earth by the Somalia’s brutal military regime an “ atrocity!” whereby downgrading from utter genocide which implicates its perpetrators to be brought to International Criminal Court  to mere killing of insignificant number of people! Faysal Ali Warabe of UCID has alerted the grave historic mistake taking place in full view of everyone from ordinary to jurist—maybe there is no Jurist in Somaliland at the all—legal terms differ in meaning and have legal consequences and some have not, a forgotten fact.

Black Law Dictionary’s definition of atrocity: Aggravated assault is one committed with the intention of committing some additional crime; or one attended with circumstances of peculiar outrage.


This technical flaw committed by insanity-partisan-politics of the Kulmiye led government disregarding the national consensus and consultation with other national parties in overriding issues has revealed the magnitude of disaster of exclusion of legal advisors from the delegates let alone national parties.

The inclusion of the word atrocity into the communiqué has extra ramifications on Somaliland, in other words, Somalia’s ex-war criminals like Morgan, the few perpetrators of Somaliland Genocide alive so far, can be reinstalled as defense minister according to the recent deal. One cannot criminalize him of any wide-scale massacre he committed unless one is idiot or oblivious of what one has signed or the risks associated with the reckless inconclusive accords one always impulsively sign. So if the cap fits, wear it.

One camp says Somaliland delegates comprised of veteran diplomat of three decades at the UN along with Dahab Shiil ex-staff who dazzled by the Othman empire’s contemplation in caravans in 17 centuries without single international jurist have remarkably outmaneuvered over their counterparts. On the other hand, Somaliland’s yes-men camp says it is more than enough to travel to Istanbul and bring back some gifts to Hargaysa. Somaliland can gain recognition via blueprint bought from lobbyists of Turkish Cyprus, so hold on don’t be pessimist, things will get better, but let us see whether this optimism is wishful thinking or have clue.

No benchmark, however, to measure if talks have moved on or withdrawn an inch from its fixed point.  Clichés are oft heard “ Maqaasare ayaa nalagu qaabilay” which very ambiguous but many construed to  mean“ red carpet being rolled out or high ranking official hugged us.” but this time one thing was added to Somaliland political lexicon: “atrocity being acknowledged”. Was that what brought them to Turkey? Late Mohamed Farah Aided already acknowledged what happened in Somaliland is tantamount to crimes against humanity and continued on and on.

 Whatsoever happened has happened and that is thing of the past, but delegates were entrusted to talk about the future, not the past. What they’ve done in regard to the future?

The First-Time Devastating Legacy motto coined by the former foreign minister to boost his diplomatic underachievement has been played out by innocent members of the delegates “the first time the atrocity to be apologized!” Does apology bring lives back? Rather than signing an agreement that clarifies the absolute end of unity, they uttered “to sit with Somalia is big victory, bigger than anything else we could imagine” with triumphant-looking faces though returned empty-handed! If that a sufficient achievement, let it be.

Turkey is neither fond of genocide approval nor the proper venue of such thing because Ankara calls Armenia’s genocide over millions of people a small massacre of some sort   rather than what it is: genocide. Similarly, Ankara does not want to co-sign such embarrassing deal as human rights defenders would describe Ankara pot calling kettle black.

During World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Turkish premier b lasted at the Israel president Shimon Peres “…you kill kids playing in Gaza beach….”  But Israeli response was swift and accurate “look at the mirror” it means, I think, you kill Kurdish masses with F8 jets like flies.  Is Kurdish blood allowed to shed according to the Turkish constitution while paying lip service to Palestinians?  But Palestinians are not Somalinders.  I like lives being spared.  

Somaliland global position is diminishing by the day, of being in state of limbo to nonentity. What made Somaliland delegates believe their compromise of genocide to mere atrocity will make Somaliland acceptable to Mogadishu?  Somaliland’s future is in the balance yet.




  1. I agree to the content of the article. Somaliland delegation must be empowered by experienced lawers of the international law to be hired from an international law firm. I know many such lawers originally from Somaliland. The government of Somaliland must from now on accuse Somalia of refusal of political recognition of our nation. Subequently, the foreign minister must lay down an aggrssive foreign policy addressing the international community in order to secure diplomatic re-recognition of our republic and thus impose two state solution. Talks must not be open ended. Siilaanyo must specify limited time to end these draging talks with the failed state of Somalia which can not make any foreign policy decision on its own. Opposition lparties must rally the nation in continous demonstrations in order for Siilaanyo to feel the heat and refrain from trying to trick the nation of Somalilad into the fedralisme he harbors because that will be totally unacceptable and would only lead to civil war. Siilaanyo fereralisme will be an act of national treason and he must not venture in there.

  2. I agree that we need more jurists on the delegation and not just the President's relatives, no matter how well meaning they are. However, unless these talks drag on, the only question, is whether Somalia will accept Somaliland sovereignty. If the answer is yes, then all kinds of future, social, economic and cultural ties are possible. If the answer is no, then it is back to square one. The problem with the current administration is that they are putting a lot of emphasis on revenue generation, which is needed and admirable, but they must try to justify neglecting the main goal of Somaliland, de-jure recognition, simply in order to attain more money. Better a free poor man, than a rich prisoner in his own home. Somaliland have always had money, but that did not stop what happened in the defunct union and the destruction of the civil war. Do you really think anything has changed in our relationship with Somalia. The politicians at the time of the union were much more benign, savvy and more socially and culturally sensitive, and we still ended with Afweyne and his nut jobs, what makes 2014 any different. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me, fool me three times !!!

    • They are guilty of killing and eliminating – in self-defense – the faqash soldiers while sparing the civilians. They are guilty of releasing all captured faqash soldiers on February 1991 at the Burao peace conference when they should have brought them to justice.

  3. darood are some by tch made nuggas, SNM didnt do nothing but fight soldiers we spared the civilians n your elders know it. If you want blood for moriyan hawiye etc kickin you in the ar se during the civil war then be men and go after them instead of coming after Somaliland. Every clan knows who did what and SNM aint done nothing to you.

    Check yourself weak sauced muthas

    • No brother you got it twisted, Mooriyan didn't kick nobody from the ass, We Daroods were against each other at the time with Ogadens supporting Farah Aided, it was only when we saw that Hawiye donkeys were killing innocent civilivians then we gathered army to fight them in Kismayo, Daaroods almost took over Mogadishu but again disagreement broke out. The bottom line is that Daaroods do not hate your clan, its the Hawiyas that are negotiating with you now, of course we appose you to take over SSC land, give up those land and we will not have any problems.

  4. Somaliland separatists having lost ground from the last 20 years advantages. "Fake country" notwithstanding on world stages, they know better unlike the ignorant masses back home among them the commenters here lol.. The winner is always Somalia; comes down to the real Somalia country with access to own vast resources, and topped that with their IC colleague friends willing to vouch their legal moves.
    Stop beating up your people did what best face saving could got them realizing the dynamics have changed.

  5. snm should of wipe the faqash ass out of east africa if we too did what the usc and
    hawiye have done they wouldn't be talking after us today would they these daar@@d donkeys with the human shape are ungrateful

  6. @baaruud
    sorry i press the wrong button for you why would the man who free you from the faqash 30 years ago want federalism today all this nonsense against muj siilaanyo and his tribe isn't taking you guys anywhere