Somaliland needs to be prepared to thwart new threats from Somalia
|Photo : Somaliland army in parade on May 18, 2013
(SM)- Somali president has recently said in a news conference coinciding with Somaliland 22nd independence day that “Somalia’s unity is sacred and that Somaliland should swallow the idea of secession”. This rings alarm bells specially at this time when the World has pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to Somalia and when the arms embargo is lifted . Another press release followed today in which the Minister of information of Somaliacondemned the recent decision of the Somaliland government to prevent UN flightsfrom entering the country . The Somali Information minister also apologized to UN in the press release about the UN flights embargo by Somaliland .
Somaliland marked its 22nd Independence from Somalia on May 18 2013 and the people of Somaliland had shown their determination to defend their country at any cost during the huge parades that took place in all parts of the country as well as in the Daispora . Again the people of Somaliland may be drawn into another war against Somalia if leaders like Hassan do not realise and respect the wish of the Somaliland people . As a somalilander that had contributed towards the struggle of the SNM financially and morally during the 1980s and early 1990s, I am more than willing to join the struggle again if the need arises .