As Somalia plunges further into an abyss of darkness with the spate of daily mortar attacks and shelling, one can only question what the “government”, that was established with the support of Ethiopian and US forces, has done to stabilize, reconcile the differences of the people and exhume the country from the grave.
With more and more rockets pounding the capital, the cause of this deadly violence is pretty clear – at least to us, if not to the world that chooses to close its eyes over this obvious transgression. It is not because of remnants of the Union of Islamic Courts why Mogadishu is in such a debacle, it is the Ethiopia soldiers who keep carrying out their indiscriminate attacks on largely civilian populated areas of the capital and the lackeys who carry the banner for them.
So where are the vassals that we have for a government and what have they done so far? A Government should have the power to make and enforce laws and administrate over an area, can they honestly say that they have an authority anywhere in Somalia? With little power (due to the presence of Ethiopian artillery) and no support at all, the Transitional Federal government is now simply a transitional government and many people are just waiting to see the back of it, for they doubt that it will last long.
The UN and US can instil their lackeys as government figures and support them endlessly with their money and weapons, but will they be accepted by the Somalis?
With the peacekeeping forces on their way, as authorized by the UN, the Somalia that the world envisages is significantly dissimilar to the one Somalis have in mind – based on the appearance of the situation, a bumpy road lies ahead as far as the eye can see!
As for the UN, the famous Abwaan Yamyam, May Allah rest his soul in peace, once said:
Waxa faqriga keena UNka
Waxay jecelyihiin colka
Waxay necebyihiin khayrka
Waxay abaabulaan shirarka
Waxay dabraan heshiiska
Waxayna rabaan khilaafka
Wax dan ah kama laha xishoodka
Afkoodu ka weyn duleelka
Dhurwaa liqi kara dameerka!