for Intervention in Somalia
of United States of America
White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington D.C. 20500
a Somali politician, a former candidate for the Presidency
of Puntland regions of Somalia, and the son of the late
President Of Somalia Dr. Abdirashid
Ali Sharmarke. I attend
Phillips Academy, the same period as Your
Excellency and I am a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo.
President, I am happy you are planning to visit Africa next year and I hope your
call on the continent to put an end to regional wars that
claim thousands of lives each year will succeed.
am here appealing to Your Excellency, to help us work for
peace in Somalia by promoting human
rights, reconciliation, democratic values and open economy.
For 12 years Somalis have known only civil war, atrocities,
looting and chaos. We are tired of being caved into small
areas that are under the rule and mercy of the Warlords.
We lost hope in the present status quo and there is no one
working for our national interest or the re-establishment
of a Somali National Government that represents all the
people all the time. The Warlords are working for their
individual interest and the interest of foreign groups that
are a threat to Somalia's national interest and
that of our neighbours.
President, it is my sincere opinion that if the international
community and in particular the United states does not intervene
immediately in Somalia, the country will be used by those
who advocate terrorism to destabilize our neighbours.
Somalia does have element (the
Warlords and their associates) that harbor terrorists and
work with terrorist groups. The United States and the United Nations
must take concrete action in Somalia to put to an end the chaos,
before Somalia becomes a place to hide
and train terrorist. Somalia needs the United States to rescue it from crisis.
It was Your Excellency who said "
we will help Africa nations to organize and
develop their abilities to respond to crisis." Somali
desparately needs your help.
Efforts by the international community to mediate the civil war conflict
has failed repeatedly and will not succeed in the future. The
Warlords who created and sustained a culture of violence
in Somalia, will never relinquish
their power and hold on areas under their control.
a Somali and a friend of the American people, I here propose
the establishment of joint Unted
States and United Nations forces to be deployed in Somalia
Enforce peace in Somalia
Collect weapons from all Somalis
Establish and train Somali regional adminstrations
and police forces
Rebuild the country's infrastructure
Create institutions for the advancement of democratic
values, human rights, and free economy
Assist in the draft of a Federal Somali Constitution with
checks, balances and divisions of power well clarified
Introduce a plan for assisting the Somali economy and to
forgive its international debts.
must remain under a United Nations adminstration
for at least five years and such adminstration
must be led by an adminstrative
committee headed by the United States, Italy, Britain, and
Saudi Arabia. This committee should have an
advisory council consisting; Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, U.A.E. and Yeman.
Prsident I and a committee of determined Somalis will travel
the world capitals to lobby for a United States and United
Nations intervention in Somalia, as a last hope for peace
and statehood for Somalis.
am of the opinion there is a need for a new approach
and initiative toward resolving the civil war in Somalia. I am ready to lead this
new intiative and work with all
Somalis and concerned governments to achieve peace,
prosperity and unity of Somalis.
hope Your Excellency will support us in establishing a democratic
government in Somalia capable of dealing with
the present day crisis.
Abdirashid A. Sharmarke
of Somalis for Democracy, Human
Rights and Peace