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Eritrea : The Somali Problem Should Be Left for Somalis to Tackle!

ISSUE 254
Front Page
Index
Headlines

Buroa Police Arrest Prominent Clan Leader

SNM Veteran Commander Hassan Yonis Habane Dies

US Seeks UN Backing For Somalia Peacekeeping Force

World AIDS Day Celebrated In Somaliland

Erigavo’s Students Trained In Leadership

New chapter in UN-Somaliland cooperation

Floods In East Africa Said To Kill 250

Somalia On Edge After Baidoa Suicide Attack

Regional Affairs

Somaliland Administration And UNDP Agree New 2007 Partnership

Uganda : Journalists Call for Respect of Media Freedom

Editorial
Special Report

International News

US Defends Somalia Peacekeeping Plan

Religious fanaticism not the main cause of political violence and terrorism

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP: Somalia Conflict Risk Alert

Somalia Needs To Be Stabilized - US

Iran turns up the Heat

Citing Spike In Somalia’s Arms Trade, Security Council Extends Group Tracking Flows

Al-Jazeera and the Truth

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Somaliland Within The Context Of The Bush Administration’s War On Terrorism

Somalia: Getting It Wrong In Somalia, Again

Sending African Troops Into Somalia 'Would Trigger War'

Islamists Claim Clash With Ethiopian Troops

Iman Promotes Online Auction To Help Fight AIDS

Eritrea : The Somali Problem Should Be Left for Somalis to Tackle!

Conflicts And Peace Building in Africa

Food for thought

Opinions

More Warning Signs Of Islamic Courts Influence In Somaliland & Desperate Need For Somaliland Response And Message

Media, The Hand That Rules Somaliland

The Imminence Of A Proxy War In Somalia And Its Ramifications – From A Somalilander’s Viewpoint

Islamism Rode Democracy's Wave

The Miracles At Hargeysa And Mogadishu. What Lessons Can Be Learned And What Is The Path To The Future?

Ethiopia And Kenya In Peril: Good US Strategy?


EDITORIAL

Asmara, November 18, 2006 – Ten countries including Eritrea as well as the Hezbollah party of Lebanon are being accused of "breaching the arms embargo and sending armaments to Somalia", according to the accusations released this week by the UN. Nowadays, when the UN organization has been changed into an appendage or extension of the US State Department and being micro administrated by the CIA , it is not hard to imagine from where these views and accusations are being sent. Instead of resolving conflicts prolonging and complicating conflicts has become the main concern of the US Administration so as to implement its sinister agenda. And sadly enough this has become its harbinger to all its failures.

Looking at it from this true perspective, the US Administration, which for the last 15 years has never uttered a word, while the people of Somalia were decimating each other, and has instead been continuously channeling weapons and money to the Somali warlords to inflame the conflict, is now presenting accusations through its mouthpiece, the UN organization. And no one can miss to what end this accusations are being tuned.

Eritrea 's stand on the issue of Somalia is clear and firm. It emanates from the historical ties and friendship, which the Somali people extended to the just struggle of the Eritrean people for liberation. Hence, Eritrea remains keen to extend political encouragement to the just cause of the Somali people to create a ground for national reconciliation, dialogue and enable Somalis to live in peace and harmony. There is no other agenda whatsoever beyond that. National reconciliation of Somalis as well as promoting stability in Somalia has a substantial role to play to regional peace and mutual benefit.

The unholy agendas and interventions by regional and international forces in Somalia over the last 15 years have brought about much destruction. In this regard, the people and Government of Eritrea do strongly object the unjustified intervention pursued by the US as well as its mercenaries and other external forces, because its inevitable lasting scar on the Horn is very dangerous. Eritrea 's role and clear position regarding the issue of Somalia is to leave the matter to the Somalis themselves. Hence, external forces have to retract their hands from meddling in the internal affairs of Somalia , with regards to the constructive and fervent political process that is gaining momentum in the country. And if they really are genuinely interested in extending assistance, they should create a reconciliatory ground, without intervention and without taking sides with anyone.

Source: Shabait.com


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