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🧵1/16

It seems the slogan ,”farmaajo is rigging the election”, has become some sort of a free ticket/shield that allows certain individuals to actually rig the election without being held accountable !!

How/why does this actually work ??

#somalia #mogadishu #projection
2/16

Its called projection

• Projection. Subconsciously pressuring others with your own flaws, sometimes in words, in order to present yourself better or in order to feel better about yourself.

Here is a research done on it by Derek d. Rucker of NLOM pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15189587/
3/16

Recent study shows that people who accuse other of their own flawes/acts almost always have characteristics that one could describe as narcissistic and hypocritical. Image
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🧵1/7

The only thing hassan sheikh mohamud speaks about is federalism it has become a religion for him !!

He doesn’t have any foreign policy or any economic plans for 🇸🇴 NOTHING just federalism he is obsessed with it whilst people are in serious need.

#somalia #mogadishu
2/7

First of all i found it funny he says farmaajo used foreign trained troops 🤦‍♂️ under his leadership literally every somali soldier was trained by foreigners and many were going to 🇹🇷 and 🇺🇬 and 🇩🇯 for training ! But having said that hassan isn’t known for his honesty ! Image
3/7

Here is his biggest fear 👇👇 compassion fatigue meaning people/govt’s dont care anymore ! Why is this a disaster for hassan sheikh ?? Wel because he and his friends only know how to survive on foreign aid and lack any vision for self sufficiency ! They only know how to beg! Image
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1. Here’s a new update on #IS’s global Ramadan campaign.

In the last week, #IS has deployed more attacks than at any other point since last Ramadan.
2. Since 17 April, #IS has carried out some 132 attacks as part of this campaign.

That's nearly three times more ops per day than usual.
3. #IS’s attacks have been spread far and wide, but with four clear front-runners: #Iraq, #Nigeria, #Syria, and #Afghanistan.

#Iraq: 43
#Nigeria: 34
#Syria: 19
#Afghanistan: 13
#Niger: 5
#DRC: 4
#Egypt: 5
#Somalia: 4
#Pakistan: 2
#India: 1
#Libya: 1
#Uzbekistan: 1
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🧵1/15

The fakr ad-din mosque in mogadishu was built in the year 969 after destruction by unknown reasons the mosque was rebuild again in the 1300s

Do you guys know the italians and omanis stole the complete interior wich was decorated with indian marble ??👇

#somalia #somali
2/17

The mosque was built in 969 by Sultan Abu Bakr Fakr ad-Din of the Fakr ad-din dynasty, but some historian say it was initially named something else but was rebuild & renamed in the 1300s after the somali sultan abu bakr who ibn battuta will meet in 1331 and write about. 👇
3/17

Stone, including Indian marble and coral, were the primary materials used in the construction.The structure displays a compact rectangular plan, with a domed mihrab axis. Glazed tiles were also used in the decoration of the mihrab, one of which bears a dated inscription.
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🧵1/17

Somalia was being setup to become a proxy against china in the Horn of Africa operations have already started.
Here is chain of events👇👇

you decide what it looks like 👇👇

#somalia #mogadishu
2/17

This thread is meant to showcase the dubious events surrounding secret deals btwn separatists rebel entities in northern somalia and western govt/intelligence agencies and multinational and US think thanks.
3/17

The story starts in 2016 when the UAE out of nowhere enters into an illegal agreement with a rebel separatists group in northern somalia ( somaliland ) making the fed govt of Somalia immediately declare the agreement null & void and relations btwn 🇦🇪 & 🇸🇴 are strangled. ImageImageImage
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🧵1/10

Dr. Hassan Khannenje of HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies a 🇬🇧 funded institute based in nairobi kenya wrote this laughable article in an attempt to discredit the somali security forces.

#somalia #mogadishu
theconversation.com/somalia-is-sti…
2/10

Dr. Hassan Khannenje is a kenyan who is based in nairobi and works for a institute that is being funded by the kenyan govt, the national counter terrorism center kenya, the tony blair institute and IGAD. All of these donors have an interest in 🇸🇴 ’s security architecture. ImageImageImageImage
3/10

1st : So Dr. Khannenje works from a hostile country 🇰🇪

2nd : his institution is is connected to many people who have an interest in somalia’s security architecture.

3rd : he has absolute no knowledge on 🇸🇴 ’s affair nor does he have any experience in 🇸🇴 or speak somali. Image
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My fifth paper for @GI_TOC has just gone live!

Over eight months, we catalogued 425 weapons and over 3,200 rounds of ammunition in 13 illicit markets across #Somalia.

(thread)

globalinitiative.net/analysis/somal…
The research showed that assault rifles were priced approx. $90 higher in southern Somalia than in the north.

The pricing data constitutes tentative corroborating evidence of a north-south illicit supply chain, with weapons becoming more expensive the further south they travel. Image
Over 60% of documented weapons were of apparent #Chinese manufacture, with an additional ~20% manufactured in #Russia (Soviet Union). Image
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North Africa, Ethiopia and Middle East long range rainfall forecast bulletin:

The interaction between the two greatest Equatorial forests is having a massive impact on weather (see quoted thread for more).
This bulletin begins with a look at Ethiopia where rains over the #HornOfAfrica have been steadily building in April (img: today). A strong big rainy season is indicated by this, notwithstanding a strong La Nina which is typically associated with droughts (see quoted thread ^^).
We can see a glimpse of the GERD today - Easter Sunday in the Western Church - through the clouds (Rosieres Top Right - GERD Bottom Left). Satellite images of the dam - which this year will have its 2nd filling - may be increasingly hard to get with increasing cloud.
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“We got the wrong guy. I had just killed someone’s dad,” said Bennett Miller, an Air Force intelligence analyst. “I had watched his kids pick up the body parts. Then I had gone home and hugged my own kids.”🧵nytimes.com/2022/04/15/us/…
The Pentagon insists that it rarely kills the wrong people. Survivors of air strikes and those that plan and carry out those attacks, like Bennett Miller, often tell a very different story. theintercept.com/2021/06/03/pen…
A 2021 strike in Kabul, Afghanistan put a spotlight on the Pentagon's cavalier attitude toward killing and its penchant for dismissing civilian casualty claims --initially insisting it was a “righteous strike” before admitting that it killed 10 civilians.
nytimes.com/2021/09/17/us/…
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A government that puts refugees in camps

A government that makes protest illegal

A government that has a police force to lie for them

A government that starves children & vunerable people to death.

A government that controls the media

Not Nazi Germany
@Conservatives England
Thread of sourced evidence that the 2019 General Election was fixed.

A tale of 2 #COVID19
England:
-10 million adults/4.2 million children in poverty
-10 million "precariously employed"
-5.5 million paid below living wage
-4.7 on furlough
- 22,000 fewer NHS beds
-4.5 million waiting for treatment

1,000 Billionaires made
£2.7 TRILLION #Budget2022
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#Ethiopia #NorthAfrica #MiddleEast long rang rainfall forecast bulletin 2022 - #1

Around this time last year I began posting rainfall forecasts for East Africa & Horn of Africa. These expanded to include North Africa & ME.

I am restarting them today.
The big picture. The West African Monsoon is undergoing an intense period and significant amounts of atmospheric is transiting the Sahara bringing clouds & rain to the Middle East.

Rain forecasts for East Africa show significant rain over the coming fortnight.
Sub thread: Covers the past two weeks as West African Monsoon was building. Interestingly the rains appear to be arriving in the Horn and East Africa at roughly the same time, and at similar intensity to last year.
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FLASHBACK - On Dec 2018, #Baidoa city of SWS hosted one of the deadliest elections in #Somalia. A mass demos spurred after @TheVillaSomalia abducted presidential candidate, Muktar Robow, to pave way for its Manchurian Candidate, the current head of the state, @Laftagareen.
On the 13 of Dec, then SWS interim head, Abdulkadir Sheikhuna, summoned Robow for a meeting in the @amisomsomalia protected area of sector 3. After arriving at the main gate, ENDF forcibly snatched Robow from his car and used his shirt to blindfold him. As per the @UN report.
Despite the recently booted AU-SRCC to Somalia @AmbFMadeira's denial of ENDF involvement in Robow's abduction, incontrovertible evidence poured into his office. After that event, Amb Madeira joined @TheVillaSomalia's inner circle and furthered his vicious diplomatic performances
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EXCLUSIVE: In a secret audiotape, the expelled AU SRCC @AmbFMadeira infuriates PM @MohamedHRoble and fully endorses the use of military power by the expired president @M_Farmaajo. This substantiates Roble's decision to PNG Madeira & elicits further investigation into his conducts
In strong tongue, Madeira notes 'the lines are drawn and the fight will begin.' This comes as the out-mandated president @M_Farmaajo is currently mobilizing an armed offensive against the opposition & PM @MohamedHRoble, one of his latest attempts to frustrate the election process
“And it is true what happened in Beledwayne - and another suicide bomber no one made much noise about it becasue no prominent person was killed.” Madeira notes in strong words referring to the 23 Mar suicide bomb that killed @HonAminaMohamed, HR defender and critic I @M_Farmaajo
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[HILO] Voluntarios en lucha en #UkraineRussianWar
1. Poco conocidas por estos lugares las Milicias de las Repúblicas del Donbass (#RPD y #RPL) tienen batallones voluntarios (2014) y también repusieron el viejo sistema de movilización soviético (reclutamiento obligatorio), sus*
*orígenes se remontan al levantamiento contra la anulación del resultado electoral que los dejó sin su presidente, q huyó a #Rusia. Para profundizar en este aspecto este articulo escrito antes de la actual fase de la guerra y de la "cancelación": elordenmundial.com/guerra-ucrania…
Entonces*
*en las regiones de #Donetsk, #Lugansk, #Crimea y #Sebastopol la mayoría de la población es rusoparlante, y el depuesto #Yanukóvich había recibido más del 70% de votos en las presidenciales de 2010, alcanzando el 90% en algunas zonas, se tomaron edificios públicos y declaró la*
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Speaking at a memorial service arranged by fmr Prez @HassanSMohamud reminiscing late @HonAminaMohamed, PM @MohamedHRoble states in strong terms that he 'knows the perpetrators of the attack that killed MP Amina among 50 casualties' and pledges to 'hold them accountable.'
#Somalia
'After I agreed with @GudlaweHussein on the removal of the HirShabelle SEIT commissioner, I had received intimidation messages, threatening me to face consequences' Roble adds, citing that his call for free and fair polls touched a nerve.
#Somalia
Roble also reaffirms the claim that MP Amina's assassination was politically motivated and relates to the murder case of Ikram Tahlil, @HSNQ_NISA's cybersecurity agent. Ikram went missing under the shadows of the agency and letter pronounced dead without her body. #Somalia
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Under poor leadership of Farmaajo, Somalia has experienced the worst spike in al-Shabaab attacks and growth. Farmaajo has made little to zero efforts to push back the heinous terror group.
Here is a thread of Farmaajo's efforts to embolden the terrorists:
Farmaajo's thirst for power made him forget war on terror and has been redeploying troops from the frontlines to territories of his political opponents. More to the threat of AS, #Gedo is also affected by drought but over 10M USD was used to deployed troops to rig elections
Last month, in efforts to rig in Fahad Yasin, Somali forces redeployed from Muqdisho killed #Beledweyne police commissioner, Mohamed Hussein Duurdage.
Farmaajo also refused to remove troops from Gedo to help Qoor qoor fight AS in Galmudug.
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This confirms Qatar will fund Farmaajo's re-election attempt in the upcoming Somali Presidential Elections. #Somalia #Somalia2022 #Qatar2022
Qatar and its proxy allies are gambling that Islamist elements in the Farmaajo – Fahad government will in the long run gain and maintain power or have significant influence in Somalia for the foreseeable future.
Qatar has long played a disruptive role in Somalia, providing financial and material support to radical Islamist groups, hoping to expand Salafist Takfiri ideology and the Muslim Brotherhood influence to Somalia and the region.
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#Thread: Today is #WorldWaterDay- Let's look at the water situation in #Somalia
Access to clean and safe water in Somalia is one of the main challenges due to a combination of factors; arid climate, chemical concentration of water sources & human-induced conflict.

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📸Unicef
Only 52 percent of the population in Somalia have access to a basic water supply. Limited regulation of private water suppliers often leads to expensive prices, forcing families to fetch water from far and from unsafe open wells- according to UNICEF report.

2/4
Nearly 90 percent of Somalia is now in a severe drought, following three consecutive failed rainy seasons. Some areas are facing their driest season in 40 years. The country experienced three severe drought crises in the past decade, beginning in 2011, 2016 and 2021.

3/4
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African Internationalism discussing Russia/Ukraine struggle as part of negating #colonial #capitalist narrative being spread to paint Russia as aggressor while exposing the US & other European imperialist powers role as instigator/orchestrator of crisis:

"It is no secret that White Power is working overtime to shut down any form of communication from #Russia to parts of the world - which means that most of the #propaganda churned out by the colonial capitalists goes uncontested."
"The same US #imperialism that was built on #slavery, #genocide, & colonialism, is now posturing as the moral & political authority of the world. The US colonial capital state murders African people inside the US every single day... Floyd, Locke, Taylor, & millions of others."
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There are over 100 armed conflicts happening in the world right now.

Here are 5 you may not have heard about👇
1️⃣ #Ethiopia:

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes due to the violence.

Families are separated and are vulnerable to exploitation.

Access to basic services, like water and healthcare, is limited.

Their resilience is stretched to the limit.
2️⃣ #Afghanistan:

The combined effects of loss of income, fighting, lack of cash, food prices increase and the harsh winter are devastating the lives of millions.

55% of the population, 24.4 million people, need humanitarian assistance.

This is a 30% increase from last year.
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HAPPENING NOW: @CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie & @USAfricaCommand Cmdr Gen Stephen Townsend testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee

Chairman @SenJackReed opens up talking abt #Iran missile strike in #Irbil #Iraq...
Intro remarks from ranking member @JimInhofe

"#Iran is the foremost threat" in the @CENTCOM region, he says

"Our partners increasingly doubt America's resolve" he adds, blaming what he calls "Pres. Biden's misguided policies"
"The threat posed by #Iran is graver than ever" @CENTCOM's Gen Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie warns in his opening remarks

"#Russia's invasion of #Ukraine moreover has violently demonstrated its willful disregard for int'l norms just have we have seen thru Russia's actions in #Syria
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#ISIS media campaign showing fighters pledging allegiance to new leader Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi is growing

Per @siteintelgroup new photo sets show fighters from:

#Syria
#Afghanistan
#Iraq (inclu. #Baghdad, #Saluhaddin)
#Libya
#Nigeria
#Pakistan

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Cont. - #ISIS media campaign posting new photos showing fighters pledges to Abu al-Hassan

#Sahel (#BurkinaFaso #Mali #Niger)

Earlier photo releases showed fighters giving bay'ah from:

#ISWAP
#Somalia
#Yemen
#EastAsia (#Philippines, #Indonesia)
#Iraq (#Kirkuk, #Anbar)
#Syria
Per @JihadoScope, #ISIS has issued 18 photo sets to date showing fighters pledging allegiance to Abu al-Hassan:

#Iraq (4)
#Nigeria (3)
#Syria
#Somalia
#Indonesia or #Philippines (for East Asia)
#Yemen
#Afghanistan
#Sahel - #Cameroon / #BurkinaFaso / #Mali / #Niger
#Pakistan
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The blemishes of Jubbaland State narratives.

A threat.

1/16
The Jubaland issue has geopolitical and local-level conflicts during the 17 September agreement era.

Nothing changed, and here is the tally.

The country to country-level: the impasse at Jubbaland...
2/16
existed between #Somalia and #Kenya since Kenya's unilateral invention to Somalia, aka "Operation Linda Nchi." It also affects superpowers courting HoA and regional interests. This might be the reason why many #Somalis lost their confidence with the likes of @KFosterFCDO.
3/16
On the face of it, by using current #Jubbaland admin as a fig leaf, #Kenya pursued "off-shore oil and gas deposits …harvesting and export of charcoal have become a particularly lucrative industry (which the] UNSC resolution 2036 (2012" banned trading it (see the link 👇).
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Breaking: House Intel Committee posts @ODNIgov's 2022 Annual Threat Assessment, aka the Worldwide Threat Assessment

"#Beijing, #Moscow, #Tehran, & #Pyongyang have demonstrated the capability & intent to advance their interests at the expense of the #UnitedStates & its allies"
"#China increasingly is a near-peer competitor, challenging the #UnitedStates in multiple arenas—especially economically, militarily & technologically—& is pushing to change global norms & potentially threatening its neighbors" per @ODNIgov report
"#Russia is pushing back against #Washington where it can—locally & globally—employing techniques up to & including the use of force" per @ODNIgov report, compiled w/info available up to January
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