But China is helping development projects. So is Turkey in Somalia.Somalia's interest lies in the Egypt-Eritrea axis, why? Because Ethiopia damming the nile affectively gives her complete control over power and water supplies in the horn. This sets a bad precedent going forward as we all know Somalia's two main rivers originate from Ethiopia. We have already seen major changes in the Shabelle river, with sudden flooding and drying of the river beds.
In this case our very own food supply is threatened and Ethiopia has the ability to create and trigger major food crisis at her will. This is much worst than even the occupation of Xamar as it can threaten our very delicate ecosystems which is already weakened due to climate change.
So considering all these factors we should ally with Egypt and support her war against Ethiopian Saudi China axis.
Smooth is right about one thing. The IMF/World Bank system isn't doing Somalia any favors and isn't helping with comprehensive development.
The Beijing Consensus is much more attractive.
We Somalis should side with Ethiopia on this. At least we are getting cheap electricity from Ethiopia, but we are getting nothing valuable from Egypt..
For the first time in our history both the Kenyan's and Ethiopian's are on our side due to the rapidly changing geopolitics in the region and powerful players that are hell bent on death, destruction and destabilisation in any country seeking development from China or Turkey.
This shifting alliance is bad news for Somaliland because she cornered herself on both sides, the destructive forces of UAE and Ethiopia that's pissed of about this, the Turks are also making their presence felt in Somaliland if you follow the TurkeyInSomalia twitter account.
The Saudi ban was meant for you, it didn't affect Mogadishu much because we are exporting to other countries and the Saudi's don't make up the bulk of it, the UAE and the Saudi's fell out over religious matters (Saudi's changed their stance against Ikhwani movements) and over SISI.
Their is no coincidence vaccine crap story here, this is geopolitics, you guys either toe the line with the China-Qatar-Turkey-Saudi-Ethiopia-Kenya axis or you remain in the UAE useless Anti development camp, there is no choice here because we are both pawns here and pawns have no choice in this, the consequences of those choices will be felt hard, the livestock ban was the first shots fired.
We are on the US side while Ethiopia and Kenya are on China. Trust me where are on the winning side and we will get the UN to support us capturing Ogaden.We Somalis should side with Ethiopia on this. At least we are getting cheap electricity from Ethiopia, but we are getting nothing valuable from Egypt. At the same time I don't want this tension to end for ever. Ethiopia without strong enemies is the worst thing that can happen to the Somalis. Egypt vs Ethiopia water conflict is good for the Somalis, it gives us sense of security and we can extract some profit from both sides. I mean as long as Egypt hates Ethiopia we are safe from Ethiopia, we play the Muslim Arab card if we wish, or play the horn African card when we are protesting again Egypt.
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