As I said on my other posting else where, It seems that IOG already gave in the US pressure its on public record that Djibouti said “It will not be used as a base for attacks against another country in the region. Some 900 U.S. troops set up camp in support of US-led war on terror.” Which is no longer valid, the mission started as few hundred Expeditionary Group.
Not only that promise was broken when the US airplane attacked ICU together with the Ethiopian milittary but also IOG is sending 450 Djiboutian military trained by the Ethiopia and also funded by the US, Ethiopia is the arch-enemy of Somalia and US is seen as modern crusader in eye of the opposition group that Shiehk Shariff was their senior leader at one time.
As we all aware off there is no government in Somalia, Ethiopia has been conducting cross border raid as it is pleases off course with help of US financial and material support , however these two forces is the biggest problem why Somalia aren’t settling once for all, and it looks like whoever they throw their support will never be able to form a stable government any time soon, because they will never be able to withdrew their hands completely so that the real necessary hand-shake between Somalis can occur.
Somalia people are not alien as some of the western governments try to label them, they are very vulnerable as they are homogeneous society, it’s very hard for them to manuever the grey-area of the mysterious powers that is fighting over them, they can over come easily provided the right environment, one would ask himself or herself why the hand-shake will not occur by checking the similar circumstance in South Africa, former President, statesmen, noble lariat, the true African elder Nelson Mandela was as asked why Inkatha freedom party Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi and majority ANC supporter can’t get along during the apartheid struggle he said “there is 3rd hand” well in Somalia there is a 4th hand that need no introduction and its making more complicated more than ever before.
Everybody including UN, US, and European Union say the solution should come within Somalia between Somalis only, would they really mean?, too many people are having a doubt and simply don’t know who to believe any more.and if its true why they keep trying the already failed experiments like adding more troops from Djibouti, which regional or international organization have jurisdiction over what use to be territory of Somalia
The current government of Somalia was created in Djibouti, IOG knew that it wont work from the get go, the process was a sham, all Somali where not represented properly, even his own group Issa have raised a discontent the way that PM seats distributed, the other reason was to make quiet the Asmara group, But Shiekh Sharif”s name on list of the candidates and showing the as US and Western favorite was a big mistake. most parliamentary budget was lavishly spent in five-star hotel in Djibouti. most of the member of parliment are in Kenya most of the time taking care of their personnel business, or dodging from death and destruction of Mogadishu.
Final let us close examine, the purpose of IOG , why now?is he trying to get more popularity, or more money for his upcoming change of constitution in which he is planning to declare his party RPP annual convention on March 4th ?, there is a war going on in the North this my be taken care with French treaty and US support, what about internal instability of some Afar groups that don’t like the why that IOG is running the country,at the end of civil war with FRUD repel we clearly remember that government not only refuse to compensate the war veterans when they were discharged from the army but also openly massacred the wounded war veteran in front of the Presidential Palace, IOG has no regards of human value alway his interest is first, does he has the consent of the Djiboutian ? obviously not.