Hello Mr. Arthur Rhodes.
It was a great pleasure speaking to
you. As agrees here the following
are my response to your questions.
As you have stated you are making
case against 3 Somali officials,
out of there three the only person I
know is Gen. Mohammed Ali Samanter,
who used to be Vice President of
Somalia and minister of defence and
then Somali Prime minister. (Check
the sequence of this).
Many people whom I have interviewed
or met personally believes that Gen.
Samanter is a national hero, who has
served his nation with fairness.,
dignity and integrity and I feel
very sorry for your organization
because you are not pursuing the
Perhaps some people have twisted and
distorted reality or those who are
making allegations against him doing
this for their own self-serving
Numerous Somalis believes that he is
being targeted for what he
represents as the embodiment of the
Somali State and nation; - A great
military strategist who masterminded
the defeat of the Ethiopian
occupation forces in 1977 war, he
rises head and shoulders above all
his colleagues in the successive
governments of Mohammed Siad Barre
in terms of patriotism, probity,
integrity and vision. As long as his
around, he would keep alive the soul
of Somalia and enliven the nostalgia
for our glorious golden era and
could act as a force for the revival
of our country.
That is why he is the secessionists'
number one target. Since they cannot
have him dead, their second best
chance or course of action is what
they are doing now: humiliate him
and drag him in front of a court and
hope they get him behind bars.
The result of their action will be
to encourage other clans and regions
in the north they wronged to take
legal action against the former
Somali National Movement "SNM" leaders
as well as the bunch who rule now
For more information please see my
architects of the destruction of
2010 and "Rulers
and Leaders of Somalia"that
is going to be published in 2011.
Those book gives a full details of
Data Collection about the highest
ranked Somali Civil Servants from
1954-2011. The book documents the
data in a chronological way like
(who was who in Somalia for the past
half a century).
Abdulaziz Ali Ibrahim
Commentator of the Somali politics.