From: Biniam Tekle (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 15 2010 - 07:56:58 EST
12 March 2010
*Somalia: Only Path Ahead Is An Inclusive Political Process*
The overriding agenda of certain forces who wish to plunge Somalia into an
intractable abyss in order to advance other ulterior objectives is becoming
increasingly evident with time.
The fact is the humanitarian situation of the Somali people – and especially
of those living in Mogadishu and its environs – is deteriorating from bad to
worse. The misuse and abuse of humanitarian assistance, including by the
humanitarian agencies, is another somber dimension of the saga. This is too
evident to merit further proof or testimony. Why it is desired to further
exacerbate the humanitarian crisis and whose interests this will serve is
also patently clear to warrant extensive explanation.
The relentless efforts exerted to foment political polarization are not,
likewise, prompted by the desire to create a conducive environment for an
inclusive political process. Nor are they aimed at prompting the interests
of Somalia and the Somali people. On the contrary, they only cater to the
interests of the forces who crave to accentuate the polarization and
confrontation of the Somali forces so as to create irreversible chaos on the
ground as an accomplished fact.
The political, military and propaganda campaigns underway to aggravate the
prevailing tension in Mogadishu under the pretext of “ strengthening the
control of the Transitional Federal Government in Mogadishu” are thus devoid
of political or military justifications. They will not infuse hope but only
create more grave complication.
In the event, all Somalis must be wary of getting embroiled in the sinister
ploys being hatched against them. They should, indeed, focus their energies
to create and consolidate a climate that is conducive for an inclusive
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
12 March 2010
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