Xamareey ma nabad baa?
I am not someone to engage myself in politics for it is often trivial and always biased. Especially when it comes to Somali politics and now, I am but inclined to follow incidents in Somalia as they occur. It has now become another depressing tale. The clouds are darkening over the once beautiful horizons of Mogadishu. Soon the houses will turn to rubble and the roads to pebbles. It has already started – the pillaging, looting, kidnapping and all sorts of hideous crimes have already seized Mogadishu. Ethiopian drugs have taken their respectful positions as vendors exhibited their carts on the sandy roads.And we will soon even see a wave of HIV cases spiralling out of control.
Though it wasn’t an entirely safe city and had its fair share of violence and atrocities, Mogadishu and the rest of southern Somalia were for once starting to see a glimpse of hope. A faint light of hope that negated all previous ruling methods. From chaos to order, from insecurity to some sort of security, from instability to working together, from havoc to understanding and settling differences. The Courts weren’t the best of rulers with regards to their ruling methods and collaborating with some warlords, but I have to admit, any sort of governance is better than non-governance at all, right? At least the flaws in the governing methods can be challenged and corrected at a later stage when some sense of stability is achieved. But the Courts were too hasty and a short term victory has ignited in them a wave of enthusiasm and keenness to capture other cities and indeed haste makes waste.
Now Ethiopian troops have advanced deeper into Somali soil and I very much doubt their motives. Are they simply lending a hand to the weak Somali TFG or do they have some underlying motives?
How long do we have to wait for more Ethiopian troops to settle in Somalia? And how long before they decide to move up towards other Somali cities?
My heart aches for Somalia. And though the world ignores its plight, again Mogadishu will carry the burden on its shoulders and bury its dead with streets coagulated with blood!