Would Isaaq ever reunite with Somalia? or Somaliland with Somalia??
The simple answer is never.
One look at the Daarood and Hawiye posts and Isaaq posts or position is enough to dispel such a dream. The Daarood are preaching their home brewed myth and their Afweyne loyalist positions , while in the other hand Isaaq are sticking to their struggle narrative. The chasm is huge , there is no common denominator.
1- The Daarood , which was a minor clan during the struggle for independence 1944-1960 has now constructed a myth of their own ( during the years of Afweyne 1969-1991) , that they were the pioneers in that struggle that later created the somali republic. In reality the Daarood rule was minor in the struggle to create the Somali republic . In the struggle for independence all parties , SNL, SYL and NUF were led by Isaaq and Hawiye. The first Somali Republic constitution states that " hence forward British Somaliland Protectorate and Italian Somalia will be officially united and henceforth called THE SOMALI REPUBLI
C". That is an obvious allusion to Isaaq and Hawiye forming the SOMALI REPUBLIC, or the SNL ( Isaaq party) and SYL ( a Hawiye and others party) creating the union.
Just before the amalgamation , both countries Somaliland and Somalia were to pass in their respective parliament the ACT OF THE UNION. Somaliland passed their act of union on June 27/1960 before Somalia was independent. Somalia was to pass their own act of union and both parties were to agree upon the union. That crucial process never took place.
Somaliland Act of Union.
http://www.somalilandlaw.com/Somaliland ... _Union.htm
What happened was instead the would be independent Italian somalia passed a law on June 18 that gave themselves the power to elect a president by the national assembly ( an assembly which arbitrarily gave themselves a majority 66 sets, wheras somaliland was only 33, how Somaliland accepted such allocations of MPs and many other mistakes is yet to be uncovered, most likely this arbitrary allocations of mps was the result of the colonial overseers). The clause inserted was as the following:
"immediately after the signing the Act of Union of the two Somali Territories (Somalia and Somaliland), the new National Assembly shall elect … a Provisional President of the Republic…”
On july 1 , 1960 once somalia gained independent both national assemblies met jointly in Mogadishu and approved a temporary constitution which was wholly authored by Somalia , using the june 18 clause ( quoted above) the Somalia gave itself the presidency and premiership.
It would be strange for a none-somali to understand such foolishness from Somliland part , but one has to consider the clan based nature of this scheme. The Daarood in SYL second to the Hawiye who held the Secretariat for almost a decade, had an understanding to divide power based on clans , while the Isaaq and the rest of somaliland's tribes had an understanding to divide power based on two territories that joined to form the new state the Somali republic. As soon as the day arrived , the northern Daarood and most none-Isaaq from Somaliland voted with the southerners , betraying the Isaaq majority. Their southern Daarood SYL awarded the northern Daarood minorities handsomely on their betrayal of Isaaq. All major Somaliland positions was given to majority none-Isaaq . Needless to say , the Isaaq population was infuriated and totally disconnected from their politicians in the SOMALI REPUBLIC national assembly.
On January 18 , 1960 , the southern dominated government now introduced an ACT OF UNION , or rather a decree by the southern provisional presidents . The act was never passed by the national assembly , nor it was signed by Somaliland assembly .
http://www.somalilandlaw.com/Somaliland ... _Union.htm
Its obvious from both acts of union that never made it to any united national assembly that both entities Somaliland and Somalia were their own respective countries and government,. A thing today the members of Italian Somalia dispute and claim Somaliland never existed and only Somalia existed , despite all the evidence to the contrary.
Article 11(4) of the 1961 Act of Union, it was again confirmed that
“all rights lawfully vested in or obligations lawfully incurred by the independent Governments of Somaliland and Somalia … shall be deemed to have been transferred to and accepted by the Somali Republic upon its establishment”.
From 1961 to 1991 , a 30 years of conflict followed. As far back as the 1961 members of Somaliland military attempted a coup , the reason behind it , was that Somalia which had no military (only police service) and Somaliland which had both military ( Somaliland scout) and Poilce service , were promoted differently , the souther took the lion share in all promotions and small sergeant in the somalia police was over promoted above the somaliland military which had both the experience and seniority.
Later post the 1969 coup by Afweyne things got worst and members of his Daarood clan and other southerners monopolized all power , and the Isaaq were treated as the enemy within. Economically , politically and regionally the Isaaq were to be absolutely eliminated and reduced into a marginal minorities where they formed absolute majority in Somaliland. New none-Isaaq regions were created to reduce Isaaq territories and reward the none-isaaq , new districts were created for the same purpose. When that was not enough the Daarood dominated government , after the war of 1977 openly declared that Isaaq should be supplanted and their land given to Daarood refugees from Ethiopia ( Ogaadeen) .
After that the rest was history , the civil war began and Isaaq took arms .