events that happened during the last couple of days are
showing which way is the equation of Somalia's stability
would go. And that is if Col. Abdullahi Yusuf and his advisers
can read the line.
happened to me that while I was writing this piece that
the US Ambassador to Kenya Mr.
William Bellamy, was quoted as saying "Our
view is that the transitional government has, potentially,
the means to secure its own country,". Though
Ambassador Bellamy was careful to say the United States
did not oppose the AU plan yet he make it clear that "There
is a risk they could be a magnet for instability"
in his last Talking Point DISARMEMENT
IN STYLE Mr. M. M. Afrah supported voluntarily countrywide
disarmament in style but with conditions of course. Unlike
Ambassador Bellamy, M. M. Afrah witnessed first hand the
carnage between UN troops and Somalia Militia, and very
much opposed deployment of Ethiopian or Somali-Ethiopian
troops that are currently in training camps, according
to intelligence reports.
these two experts and the International
Crisis Group findings with other intellectuals make
it clear that Ethiopian involvement in Somalia is like
adding gas to a fire that is already burning wildly. I
also wonder why the Ethiopians are very keen to send their
soldiers in Somalia where there is more harm in their
presence than good?. Why don't they let the AU troops
do the initial security work so that President Abdullahi
Yusuf and his Prime Minister Ali M. Gheddi will start
nation rebuilding and reconciliation, which is what they
were elected for in the first place.
is clear that neither President Yusuf nor Ethiopians want
fresh start for Somalia crisis rather have another hidden
agendas, which will devastate the whole of East Africa.
Mr. Afrah pointed out the President, the Prime Minister
and parliamentarians must read the mood of the people
before taking any step that might cause another bloodshed