It's all so tiresome
If only it was that simple sxb. 90% of the fault lies with us but if our civil war was fought out to it's conclusion we would've had someone consolidating the majority of Somalia within a decade of 91.@RasCanjero
Sxb, let’s be realistic. There is no “We” as Somalis who will give their loyalty towards a nation, we’ve clan enclaves who will prostitute themselves to whichever country can militarily support them to dominate other clans. If only Somalis can put aside their clan differences and fight Alshabaab as a united entity, they wouldn’t need African Union forces or American drones. That will never happen, why do we blame others for our stupidity? The buck stops with us and we are as disunited that now, the UAE along with Saudi Arabia are making moves to convince both Somaliland and Puntland to declare a union and succeed from Somalia because the federal government is closely tied to their rivalries Turkey and Qatar. A nation of corpses.
Instead, whenever a single faction got too powerful some foreign power interfered and reset the board.
From the early 90s disastrous NATO interference, 2000 "reconciliation" conferences that only aided the corrupt warlords on the verge of losing hold on their territories to 2006 Ethiopia's dismantling the Islamic courts.
Highly likely we would've ended up with a shitty government but imo that's light-years ahead of where we are right now where FGS can't even control it's capital.