When does a population deserve to have its desire for
For one example, take a look at this article on an issue barely visible to Americans: whether the Somaliland region of Somalia should or should not become an independent state.
RECOGNITION OF SOMALILAND IS GOOD FOR SOMALIA
By Guled Ismail
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
If there is one issue that
unites Somalia’s famously quarrelsome politicians, elites and ordinary clansmen
it is the issue of Somaliland’s secession: They oppose it to a man, child and
Members of the ineffectual but secular Transitional
Federal Government (TFG) oppose Somaliland’s secession as vehemently as the most
fanatical of its Islamist enemies.
What drives this determination
to keep Somaliland into Somalia’s death embrace remains unclear.
The full text of Guled Ismail's article is well worth thinking about.
Further information on this issue from readers would be welcome...