With the necessary perspicacity of a Braveheart’s glance, one can still see Jesus wandering in streets of Mogadishu.
In an overwhelming uprising that highlights the adamant resistance of the Somali people to the barbaric, tribal Abyssinian forces of occupation, Mogadishu has become the theater of enraged battles that have recently taken place in a wide array of districts. The fact inaugurates a further step in the Somali National Liberation Struggle that mobilizes the entire Somali Nation, galvanized although beleaguered, against the Neo Nazi armies of the cruel African dictator Meles Zenawi.
The Western world and the global public opinion have so far fallen victims of a total misperception of the real dimensions of the recent events that are being unfolded day by day in the Horn of Africa. November 2007 is not like December 2006. Gone are the old days when one could speak about the divisive government of the Islamic Courts of Justice. Forgotten are the misleading sermons of unrepresentative extremists. And elapsed are all efforts to link Somalia with the Islamic Terrorism of Ossama Bin Laden and Ayman Zawahri and their Afghani companions.
After several months of reassessment and reconsideration, a wide number of Somali politicians, religious leaders, intellectuals, businessmen, and military, perfectly representing the Somali people in its entirety, met mid-September in Asmara to declare their unity and their determination to stick to the foremost pillars of Somaliness, to reunify the multi-divided Nation that is enthralled with the Vision of Unity, and to eliminate the barbaric Abyssinian invader. From Asmara, the message of the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS) reached the remotest village in Mudug, the farthest hamlet in Jubbada, the pastoralists of Gedo, and the fishermen of Nugaal.
What we have been attesting over the past few days in Mogadishu is a National Liberation Struggle that has all the great characteristics of the most heroic battles of our times; Mogadishu 2007 is Stalingrad 1943, Dien Bien Phu 1954, Prague 1968 and Guernica 1937.
Help restore Human Dignity in Somalia
The Western world, and every country abiding by humanist and democratic principles and rules, has the obligation to come urgently to support the Brave Fighters of Mogadishu and help them immediately implement and bloodlessly materialize their goals for National Independence, Democratic Reconstitution of a united Somalia, and Human Dignity.
If some Western administrations, due to incorrect information and erroneous assessment of data, see in ARS the old Islamists of the defunct Islamic Courts of Justice, they have to realize that only mutual understanding, continued dialogue and an ultimate agreement can testify to the true goals and great visions of the well diversified Alliance. And only a determined and immediate Western commitment to the Noble Cause of Humanism and Democracy in Somalia can successfully and irrevocably avert any possible connection between ARS and the Islamic Terrorism in the future.
The humanitarian disaster at Mogadishu is such that countries known for their dedication to Human Rights’ respect have to urgently take action; the UN Security Council should call for immediate evacuation of all foreign soldiers from the Somali territory, and a UN peace keeping force should be subsequently sent to help the international aid agencies that offer relief.
Quite indicative for the pending deterioration of the humanitarian crisis is the fact that about 40 aid agencies working in Somalia have reportedly said the recent fighting has cut off their ability to respond effectively to the needs of the displaced people. According to UN sources, no less 400,000 displaced people are now living in camps in towns outside Mogadishu, which include Afgooye. In addition, only in the last three days, approximately 80,000 people have been fleeing the fighting at Mogadishu.
There are all sorts of indications that the next days and weeks will bear witness to most determinant battles, with Mogadishu turning to an urban warfare that will herald the demise of the ‘Ethiopian’ tyranny, dragging all its – already very limited – forces into a maelstrom of Death.
With many Abyssinian solders falling dead, the tyrannical government of Meles Zenawi has reportedly sent reinforcements, as the message is clear; this is not a fight of some Islamists, but of the Somali Nation in its entirety.
Foolish and blind Bush administration
The foolish and blind Bush administration, aligning the world’s leading democracy to the most Necrolatrous and Chauvinistic Tyranny of Abyssinia, and Meles Zenawi’s Amhara and Tigray tribal soldiers who fight out of a Vicious Anti-Somali 5-century old Hatred, should reconsider immediately, and ultimately disapprove of the ‘Ethiopian’ invasion and occupation of Somalia.
With so many reports, with so much information, and with so conclusive intelligence, the US administration has all it takes to see the real face of the Brave Fighters of Mogadishu; elderly civilians, women and children, are being put to work, building trenchworks and protective fortifications, managing the ammunitions dumps, and doing all the secondary work. Somali volunteers from other provinces are currently enrolling for brief military training and join the battle that will bring the Final Victory. Bitter fighting raged for every street, every building, every house, basement and staircase will soon lead to two sectors in Mogadishu, occupied and Free.
Beyond all paperwork and related videoclips, the US administration should see the Brave Fighters of Mogadishu straight at their sparkling eyes; these are the eyes of the Americans who fought against the British King’s soldiers 1773.
These are the Noble Fighters of a Great Common Cause that is extensively described in the foremost American National Acts and Texts. Freedom and Independence, Self Sacrifice to these Diachronic Values of the Mankind, Absolute Belief in Justice and Equality, these are the constellations reflected in the Eyes of the Brave Fighters of Mogadishu.
The Search for Jesus in Mogadishu
And they know that they will finally win, as much as the 1773 Americans knew that the Victory would be theirs. And one can see more in the lethal streets of today’s Mogadishu.
With the necessary perspicacity of a Braveheart’s glance, one can still see Jesus wandering in streets of the Somali capital.
From there, Jesus deplores the hypocritical and mendacious policies of the morally collapsed Western establishments, in a series of sentences that faithful President Bush must know only too well:
– But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in [yourselves], neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
– Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
– Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
– Woe unto you, [ye] blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
– [Ye] fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
– [Ye] fools and blind: for whether [is] greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
– [Ye] blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. (Matthew 23)
Picture: America must look straight at the eyes of the Somali Soul!
|By Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis