the south, ore the goverment did it, you cant blaim all somalis for this, just like not all ukrains cant blaim russians, matter of fact their are some oppositions in former sovjet union countries, who believe in unity, yes even after that drama, why not in somaliland, what happand in europe is ten times worser than what happand in somalia, but today look to them they are heading towards a united entity with a single currency called the Euro, a European Parliament and a European Central Bank.
for example, The famous Berlin Wall crumbled and Germany became united again because both sides realized that it was in the interest of Germany to become united. Neither the Soviet Union nor the other European nations wanted to see a untied and strong Germany again. They thought that years of different political and economic systems would be enough guarantee to keep the two Germanys apart but the people of Germany proved them wrong. The Somali people will prove to the world that they can be a united country again; one that has learnt from the past; one that practices free enterprise and a genuine democracy.
We have all suffered under the corrupt civilian government and the dictatorial repressive regime. If we can find forgiveness in our hearts for some of those who govern us today and who were part of the repressive regime, then we should be able to find room in our heart for forgiving our other Somali brothers most of whom had nothing to do with the repression and destruction..
I know that wounds take a long time to heal but 15 years is long enough to forget and to embark on a healing journey that brings us all back together under one roof but with different terms; terms that will guarantee the non-recurrence of the hell that we have all been through. We should learn from South Africa and other countries who managed to heal their wounds. We should seek the help of the likes of Mandela to achieve unity instead of seeking the help of those who are keen on our division.