الثلاثاء، 2 يناير، 2007

Somalia, what the US couldn't deliver!


It is still too early to judge the extent of success or even if it is a success or not, but what happened in Somalia seems to be impressive so far.

We had all the makings of another Taliban in Somalia with the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) gathering supporters, and starting a Jihad, and eventually controling much of the country. They were as effective as the Taliban in Afghanistan which ruled the entire country in record time, leaving the Northern Alliance cornered in a small portion of the country, but that's another story.

Ethiopia came to the rescue of the transitional government, hence, probably preventing another Taliban-like system developing in the horn of Africa. I don't know how would this development be taken in the US! I know of course that they will welcom it, but on the other hand, here you have a country that doesn't have the resources of a super power, but was able to get the job done efficiently -so far- in a way that super power wasn't able to do 14 years earlier.

Of course the political system of Somalia should be left to the Samali people themselves, but I wouldn't have felt good if a Taliban-like government was in place closer to home. We don't want to see the sequel of "Returnees from Afghanistan" with the "Returnees from Somalia".

When ME people went to fight a "holy war" in Afghanistan in the late 1970, they came back blood-thirsty, thinking that any problem can be solved using an RPGs and Pipebombs. These are the same people who later wrecked havoc in Egypt in mid 1990's, and we hope not to see that again.

I hope this development will lead to a stable and progressive Somalia, fighting the real enemies facing them and us; ignoarance, pauverty, disease, intolerance.

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حفصوتشا ام مصطفيتش يقول...

well sir,
what else can be said, another chapter in the black comedy we live in right now. another group of the so called islamists and radicals take over in a place the least to be called as a country, and all under the banner of rising up the islamic voice and retaining the lost impire of islamic rule over others, as if the first one was justice or democratic.
i dunno who told islamic radicals that we must make all people muslims or govern all countries in an islamic way??!!!
the case of somalia is just another episode in the book of violating any human rights,something that is exactly against the main message of true islam as a dogma.
my fear is that it is something made to complete the four walls surrounding egypt beside lybia, sudan, palestine/ israel and as we say in arabic
و ما خفي كان اعظم

there is alot to be told and discussed about this subject. i hope to read more posts on this subject or any other subject as well. it is very rare to find a blogger with your awareness and knowledge.
am truely honored that my humble blog attrackted your attention.
thanks and hopes of more discussions.

happy new year, adha, days over all :)

salam

Nah·det Masr يقول...

dear Hafsa, it is my pleasure to have you visit my blog, I am also very flattered by your comments. I really like your blog and your writing style. It's also good to know that there are still people who think in Egypt.

Happy new year, and Adha to you as well,

Cheers,

Arabica Robusta يقول...

The U.S. government (and its proxy Ethiopian government) seemed content funding vicious warlords in a chaotic Somalia. However, they (and by extension the transitional 'government') only took action when the country began to fall under a particular order that was not useful to them. U.S. policy-makers do not object to Taliban-style governments, only governments (repressive, representative, secular or religious) that refuse to submit to them.

Pharaoh يقول...

We are glad with that progress so far,Somalia is a poor country and the last thing it needs is an Islamic state to make it more miserable as all Islamic states are.
I hope everything will settle down and people begin to fight ignorance,poverty,illness and a lot of other problems that needs more than Islam to solve it.

Nah·det Masr يقول...

Arabica, Thanks for your comment, and you're right, they don't care who rules if they serve the interest of new Roman empire, however, I think Ethiopia did us a great favour by riding (hopefully) East Africa from these guys.

Nah·det Masr يقول...

Again, I agree with you Pharaoh, that we don't need a new problem (or problem breeding ground) close to us. BTW, I am hyperlinking to your post on "Shary'a way of life or death" in my new post about Demcracy in Egypt.

Cheers,

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