Somaliland: Somaliland Rejects Somali President’s Remarks

I have expressed my discontent on how Somali so called President Sh. Sharif has reacted to the question on Somaliland. He basically told BBC Somali Service that “shit happens”...

I have expressed my discontent on how Somali so called President Sh. Sharif has reacted to the question on Somaliland. He basically told BBC Somali Service that “shit happens” and Somaliland people should get over the pain and suffering as all Somalis in Somalia proper faced the same faith.

Prior to that news, Sharif was reported calling General Ali Samatar, a notorious deputy President of Somalia for 20 plus years to offer his help to fight against war crimes charges. Gen. Samatar ordered the destruction of the former “northern” cities of Somalia, current Somaliland Capital City of Hargeisa and second largest city of Burao.
Gen. Samatar admitted given the order to bombard and annihilate without regard to human lives. Human rights organization, Amnesty International, estimated the death of civilians over 50, 000.Gen. Smatar is awaiting a civil trial in the US. Several survivors are suing him of wrong doing. He has appealed to the Supreme Court to stop the trial and waiting the results. Sh. Sharif who calls himself a president phoned Gen. Samatar and promised him his help to stop the trial.
The unsophisticated Sharif is getting himself into this complex issue of what had happened in the past. However, one thing is very clear, current and former Somali politicians don’t want to create a climate of accountability. None of them wants to find out what had happened? Who did what? Who should be the person responsible? and how to prevent this in the future?
Meanwhile, Somaliland government reacted to his remarks –
Click here to read their response. Click here to listen The Somaliland Government response

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