10. October 2001
From the moment the Art
group took place the stage of politics and national crisis in Somalia,
under the false claim of being a government . some countries have come
forward, unscrupulously, to pump money and weapons into Somalia to
bolster the the military ,and financial capacity of the group by
using, as a cover up ,the legitimacy of the international personality of
the state of Somalia for a sinister motivation, as all post Art
development of events prove .
It is clear to all
observers that, in the absence of an internally recognized legitimacy,
functioning, as an agreed national authority in Somalia, the
international state personality of our country would be automatically
devoid of any legal content according of any to norms and acceptable
practice of the international law.
Any action, not respecting
these precincts of international law is nothing but a conspiracy
with a disastrous effect on the prospects of peace and
stability in Somalia and nearby countries too, in an open contrast to
the vital interests of the Somalia people to shape their own destiny and
form the kind of authority, state structures and leadership they would
find appropriate for the solution of the root causes of the
conflict in Somalia, whether it is political, clan complexity,
constitutional, military of form governance, etc.
Outside imposed formula,
cannot override or circumvent the wishes of the Somali people, what ever
may be the volume of he accountable aid it may be receiving as life
substance It is a pity and rather astonishing to see like Libya ,
Egypt , Saudi Arabia , Djibouti ,Qatar , Yemen and surprisingly, Italy ,
getting involved in this dangerous game of extending financial,
political, military and material support to a non existing authority in
Arms delivery through
Ballidogle airfield from Egypt , Libya, Yemen and Djibouti : plus tons
of food aid shipment and logistical supplies such as fuel, are
being ferried, by see and air lift, to Somalia, through Merca , El-ma,an
(Mogadishu), and Shimbirale to enable the Art group impose itself
as a fictitious government, despite an all out rejection it is suffering
in all corners of the country and the desperate enclave
survivalist life it is experiencing within the capital, Mogadishu,
itself over a year now.
Italy's role in support of
the Arta group, by indirect means and unviable and dubious schemes,
such as fictitious demobilization programmers and other so called
instructional civil protection and Admintrative capacity building,
intended for self enrichment, self armament and private
militia sustenance , is too, a source of grave concern to the Somali
people and constitute serious threat to peace and reconciliation
taking advent in Somalia.
The big question is :
what are the aims of these countries or the central point of their
collusion; and in whose interest they are acting ?
Obviously , it is not for
peace ; neither for the well being of the Somali people, nor it has an
altruistic objective, to be any value. The strange collusion in
behavior can only have (5) aims;
1. To keep Somalia
under a perpetual turmoil denying it stability and development, in
complete disregard to the vita intrinsic interests of our nation to live
in peace with it self and with its neighbors .
2.To use Somalia,
as a staging point for strategic encirclement of the Nile sources,
simply transforming our country into empty lunching pad, under the
control of unrepresentative groups, using false pan Arabism or extremist
pan Islam ideology, as instructions of power grapping and
destabilization of neighboring countries as much as possible.
3. To prevent
independent patriotic thinking forces from taking over the reigns of
leadership and promote peaceful democratic transition to restore Somalia
back into one and united state .
4. To keep Somalia
hostage of the past cold war politics and the revival of dark days of
hated, enmity, fundamentalism, narrow nationalism and military
confrontation, as basics of the ideological line charted for the
5. To generate aid
resources for dubious uses and unlawful gains,
These five elements and
other scandalous financial aid schemes are the factors, which
influence and guide this untenable attitude, harboring no good for
Somalia and its people; as the reasons of the unholy involvement, fully,
demonstrate. In a nutshell, this strange behavior reveals shattered
moral values and a crisis investment conspiracy, to sacrifice the
national interests of Somalia to all sorts of careless whims, for a
purpose which cannot be concealed any more, as the logics of rationality
Is it conceivable to
pretend fighting extremist terrorist forces at home, with international
dimension, while emboldening it in Somalia, just for the sake of blind
strategic encirclement purposes and waste of resources, at the detriment
of peace and stability in Somalia and the region as a whole? is it
reasonable to work for peace and bend on generating conflict in Somalia?
is it palatable to pretend assisting Somalia, in its present shape, and
look for windfall reaps or gains?
The SRRC denounces this
attitude and calls upon the countries involved in this doubt
standard conduct to take off their hands from Somalia and stop
aggravating the conflict in our country further more.
The SRRC, in the case of
persistence on negative and inimical course, contrary to the
interests of the Somali people, finds itself compelled to drastically
review its stand visa-vis those countries, which are part of these
anti- peace collusion in Somalia.
It also strongly appeals
to the Arab league and to European Union intervene in the matter before
it affects negatively the good links of Somalia with the Arab countries
enlisted in this statement and with Italy, as well; if the
attitude above referred remains unchanged.
In the same guise, the
SRRC officially urges the IGAD member states and its Executive
Secretariat to freeze the IPF membership of the countries
mentioned above; since their role, on relation to Somalia, has shown to
be in function of continuous desalinization in the region and
pre-empting all genuine peace efforts in Somalia to evolve .
The SRRC also appeals to
the United Nations, the OAU, and the Organization of the Islamic
Conference to take appropriate measures to redress this situation in the
interest of good understanding among all parties involved in the search
of peace and reconciliation in Somalia on unbiased ground .
Eng. Hussein M.F.Aideed
Chairman of SRRC
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