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20 Nov, 5 tweets, 3 min read
Social amnesia has reached pandemic levels in Mogadishu. Yesterday’s thugs welcomed with the hope of replacing today’s thugs. A vicious cycle of garbage in, garbage out. Worse, some see no sense of irony in their actions.
Some in the opposition today seen gleefully taking pictures with @HassanAKhaire who until very recently was @M_Farmaajo’s main enabler in Mogadishu and who was behind FGS’ most flagrant abuses of power and political violence.
The end might justify the means, but history will never be kind to some in the opposition who engineered wittingly or unwittingly @M_Farmaajo’s unlikely win in 2016, and who today are conniving secretly with @HassanAKhaire the most despicable & dishonest politician in Somalia.
Despite his many faults, @M_Farmaajo is no way worse than @HassanAKhaire who is creating this false dichotomy. In a choice between @M_Farmaajo & @HassanAKhaire, the current president easily wins & is the better and moral choice.
The opposition in Mogadishu characterized by a very predatory & cannibalistic pursuit of power have in recent years made one disastrous miscalculation after another; but their bet on the deranged thug @HassanAKhaire will backfire in ways they never imagined.

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22 Nov
Forecast from 2018. Everyone knew that what transpired in Baidoa in 2018 was an electoral template that would be replicated at both the regional & federal levels. Galmudug & Hiirshabelle elections confirmed this as did the formation of the @HSNQ_NISA dominated electoral committee
This is what made the strong and unequivocal endorsement of the illegitimate Hiirshabelle process by certain members of the opposition especially problematic. It served no purpose except discredit the opposition & preemptively justify the tampering of the electoral committee
I have said this number of times, and I will say it again: what transpired in Southwest, Galmudug & Hiirshabelle was a process of conditioning Somalis to accept that an illegitimate process could produce a legitimate outcome.
Read 4 tweets
22 Nov
“With many around the world focused on the dangerous military confrontation in Ethiopia, Somalia too is facing a triple security crisis that can jeopardize the country’s halting progress” timely analysis by @VFelbabBrown brookings.edu/blog/order-fro…
“Somalia’s upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections are the second component of the emerging security storm.” brookings.edu/blog/order-fro…
“While the formation of the new states and a new constitution are incomplete and halting, Somalia’s current government of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (known as “Farmajo”), which is backed by Ethiopia, wants to recentralize power.” brookings.edu/blog/order-fro…
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20 Nov
Recently ousted PM @HassanAKhaire making the rounds in Mogadishu, creating a bogus narrative of a momentum. Already met the two former presidents & is currently meeting with @AAbdishakur who was the target of deadly raid authorized by @HassanAKhaire.
@HassanAKhaire is expected to make a statement apologizing for and distancing himself from @TheVillaSomalia’s most egregious acts of violence and punitive measures against the media & opposition while he was in power.
The opposition in Mogadishu have proven that they will do whatever it takes to discredit themselves and tarnish their already sullied reputation.
Read 5 tweets
19 Nov
The problem is that Somalia has an intel service that runs its foreign ministry & that of any other institution. It conducts regional elections and is now actively rigging the federal elections by creating phony electoral committees drawn from the intel service & Prez office.
Forced to choose between their own political survival & that of the interests of the institutions they represent, Somali bureaucrats have consistently chosen self-preservation. It has only emboldened nefarious actors such as Fahad Yassin.
There exists no better example of this humiliating culture of self-preservation than the current PM @MohamedHRoble who has chosen to become a spectator rather than a head of gov’t. He has allowed questionable individuals to dictate the affairs of the state.
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17 Nov
“Thrust into Somalia’s presidency, Farmajo has modeled himself more after his uncle (the late dictator Siad Barre, whose venality and thirst for power drove Somalia into state failure) than any inspiration garnered during his years in America.” Via @AEI

aei.org/op-eds/somalia…
“Farmajo may be president, but perhaps the most powerful man in Somalia is Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir, the head of the country’s National Intelligence and Security Agency.” aei.org/op-eds/somalia…
“That such investment has not paid off should not surprise. A deep dive into Fahad’s biography suggests he could very well be al Qaeda’s inside man in the Somali government.” aei.org/op-eds/somalia…
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13 Nov
In this piece, @mrubin1971 charts the biographical information of reclusive @HSNQ_NISA DG Fahad Yassin in a remarkable detail nationalinterest.org/feature/judge-…
“In 1997, Ethiopian troops killed Gardheere who was also fighting for AIAI, leaving Fahad deeply imbittered toward the ‘Western crusaders in East Africa.’” nationalinterest.org/feature/judge-…
“Upon his return, clansmen and politician Farah Shiekh introduced him to Wadah Khanfar, Farah’s classmate who had risen to become director-general of Al Jazeera, the Qatari satellite network. Wadah initially hired Fahad to tutor his children in the Quran” nationalinterest.org/feature/judge-…
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