SOMALI LIBERAL INTELLECTUAL
C O U N C I L


To : The Security Council of The 10th February,2005
United Nations - New York


Subject : African forces to disarm Somali militiamen


Excellencies,

Restoring peace and order to Somalia is the willing of every Somali citizen. We hope that one day this dream will be realized, the actual chaotic situation will return to it's normal stage, and peace will reign in our beloved country.

With this letter we intend to make clear to the members of the Security Council, that today the situation in Somalia is more better comparing to 1990 when the inter-tribe fighting was intense, but today no fighting between tribes is registered, what is active nowadays is light fighting between wings among same tribe or clan like what is happening today in the Central Province and Kisimaio.

Excellencies, The last African Summit held in Abuja, accepted the request placed by the new elected Somali interim President, backed by Ethiopia to deploy African forces to disarm Somali militiamen, the summit urged the IGAD countries to deploy their forces to Somalia. We make present to the Security Council, that, during the last 14 years of the civil war in our country, some African countries neighbours to Somalia were involved by assisting fighting clans and supplying them with weapons and ammunitions, deploying military contingents from such countries means regeneration of the hostilities between the tribes and returning back to the beginning of the civil war.

As reported by the national and international mass media, members of the interim National Assembly and Ministers who reached Mogadishu, were indistinctly welcomed by the residents of the Capital, this testifying that the people of Somalia is backing the new Interim Government as result of the last Somali reconciliation talks held in Kenya. Despite statements released by members of the two delegations (MP'S and Ministers) that Mogadishu is safety and they got safe landing, warmly welcomed by different sects of the Somali community living in the Capital. But, Mr Yusuf is insisting to deploys forces from African countries, specially those from IGAD States, among them Ethiopian soldiers which our people totally refusing, for the reason well known by the Security Council .

Due of what expressed above, we suggest the following :

1) Before supporting the issue of the African summit toward deployment of African forces to Somalia, must analyze the consequences emerging by this intervention.
2) In case the Security Council issue a mandate to these forces, troops from front line States is preferred to be excluded.
3) A U.N. delegation to watch and prevent human rights violation, must be sent to Somalia to stop such actions.

In conclusion, we express our concern that any intervention from outside could generate farther hostilities between the tribes and evacuation of many Somali citizens from their houses, this eminent intervention could change the actual situation to worst.

We appeal to the Security Council of the United Nations to examine very carefully the matter before backing the African summit resolution which gave to front line countries to prepare forces to enter Somalia by the reason of disarming militiamen, but Somali population is considering this action as pure invasion of their country, this will generate a disaster for the both sides.

Members of the Council :

1 - DR. MAYE MOHAMED SHEKHUNA
2 - DR. HASSAN SALAD DHORRE
3 - MR. ABDULKADIR AHMED MOHAMED
4 - DR. ABDIKARIM ALI HERZI
5 - MR. MOHAMED AHMED MAHI
6 - ENG. OMAR ALI EID
7 - DR. MOHAMED NUR MOHAMED
8 - MR. AHMED ABDI ALIYEY
9 - MR. MUSTAFA AHMED MOHAMED
10- MR. ABDURAHMAN KHALIF SALIM
11- MR. MOHAMED YAHYA