A light MSN Chat Between Two Somali Presidents
by Abdi-Noor Haji Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
Sunday, July 31, 2005
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A LIGHT MSN CHAT BETWEEN TWO PRESIDENTS
The former Somali president, Dr. Abdulqasim Salaad Hassan tries to have an ice-breaking chat with the current President, Col. Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed through the internet. Col Yusuf has established a temporary base in Jowhar until his government is relocated to Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia.
Abdi Qasim says
When I was elected President in Djibouti
I immediately returned home to meet people
Everybody was pleased with my victory
I made a remarkable public address
I vowed to contain insecurity, inflation
I injected hope in despair-ridden souls
I set up a balanced functional government
I put police in the streets of Mogadishu
I established a mechanism to collect tax
I opened roads in congested market alleys
I visited many regions. I visited nations
I attended many flag-showing conferences
It is now almost a year since you were elected
What have you done so far?
You are only touring the world
You are just a flying president
Are you not, Mr. president?
When I won elections in Nairobi
I became the Somali President
I picked the most suitable PM
I started to search for Somali unity
I disregarded tribalism in nominations
Though without tribalism I can not run a state
I preached peace and love
Though war was not ruled out
War is sometimes a necessary evil
Somalia has become a chaotic land
It has grown to the size of a mountain crime
On top of it culprits are dancing
Too old and frail I am
I can’t climb mountains at this age
I put disarmament a highest priority issue
I requested AU nations to send troops
I relied on friends who never moved
My plans hit a harsh political obstacle
So I reverted to traveling across the world
Is that not enough until I am relocated?
By the way, my dear friend Abdulqasim
A flying President is better than a Fadhiid president
Fadhiid means stagnant, never moving from "ilmo fadhiid ah" meaning a baby who just wants to sit, never wishig to try a single move to catch an item though babies of his age have already started crawling.
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|Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii)
|Brother Abdi, I have come to believe on most days that mankind is soon to become extinct much like the dinosaurs and there are days when I welcome the next evolution, surely the species must become more peacefully adaptable. But this is just a fantasy while worldwide greed destroys all within its' wake. Oh mean mean men the savior must rise in each of us before it is too late. I really don't care what the savior is called so long as people truly believe that humankind is worth the effort of saving. Peace, blessings, and love...Mikii|
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
An outstanding social poetic-prose.
Keep posting, Poet! Let the world hear Your Voice.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Abdi Noor, it is so sad that politicians and leaders the world over seem to be unfit for the jobs they are called to do. It makes me think time is running out on this old world,and we are in need of a new one. Be well...
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Thanks for sharing this most interesting exchange, Abdi-Noor. And it seems that most politicians all over the world truly believe that their way was the best way.|
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|This is an interesting banter, Abdi-Noor. Unfortunately, both stratgedies have led your country to where it is today. I think a more flexible plan needs to be made; one that can modify daily until the right balance is found, one that restores order amid the chaos and the government to the people. Perhaps this will occur through baby-steps or perhaps through mighty leaps, but it must occur.
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|Well, I don't know much about the politics in Somalia, but I guess everything takes time to materialize. One year is too short a time to expect any changes. Presidents are also human, time is an essence for everyone, it proceed at the same space and speed, one cannot do magic and make everything happen in just one short year just becuase he is the President.
The above is just my 2 cents of opinion...but then again, like I said, I don't know much of the politics in Somalia.
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)