After the wslf (Western Somali liberation front) signed peace deal agreement, the world was convinced, there will be peace and stability in the region but that was new phase for escalating corruptions and crimes.
So Many Ogadenis , Somalis and the world in large had questioned themselves, whether WSLF peace deal could bring a concrete result in which the expectation of the region was always negative regarding their years of unseen in the battlefield and saw the process as an additional problematic factor that will never change anything on the fact .
At the time whereby years had passed since peace negotiation was conducted and this moment still crimes & corruptions are contemporarily triggering widely in the territory.
One might ask, if the negotiation did contributed any proper tangible changes, what was the significance of dealing peace process if not so?.
its abundantly clear that the so called wslf had weakened and therefore lost popularity , so the only option for preexisting was to agree the Ethiopia to proceed its act against humanity operations and gave go ahead to kill innocent civilians under the umbrella of peace talks.
A day back, I had an interview with a man who often visits in Egypt, I several times had talks with him previously (years ago) whether personal concern or the region itself, when I first approached him and debuted greetings, the guy replied , “Ma wiilki onlf ba”, meaning “are you the onlf boy”, I quickly gave him a response that he wasn’t expecting , saying “ no, it’s the new development supporter”, as he heard the different answer I gave ,I sense unemotional reaction (shaking head), I proceeded talking and said, there is transformations , infrastructure of roads , industrial projects, security tightening and touchable economical changes in the region, so I’m with the revolutions of change.
The man spoken heartily quoted, “there is no change what you see on TVs are just propaganda, that is suitable words on the fact”, he said.
He continued talking, I came from the region a month ago and visit the region nonstop (all the time) he told me a story , as we one day came from outside jigjiga (I can’t recall the province)and heading to the capital city, I myself and some members of wslf, we have seen people alighted from the transportation bus along the road, the people were gathered, you could able to see their faces how horrified & frightened they were , they stopped us and we could identify , they were the new police, our personal private vehicle driver tried to continue driving ,one of the policemen pointed the rifle to us for the driver to stop, the guys who were with me shouted to driver why are you troubling us ,you almost kill us,he say that is the situation we’re in today, even those who took the so call peace process are humiliated and can’t change anything from the matter.
I questioned him, there are rumors’ in which people state ( Ibrahim dhere aya yiri khalad buu aha dagaalki aan kula jiri jirnay Ethiopia), translation,(Ibrahim dhere said , our war with Ethiopia before was a mistake) is that true?
He relplied :, yes , I personally heard him saying so,
I told him, isn’t that really embarrassing, an organization that fought decades to liberate their land and call themselves Islamist to talk in such manner, he said there is huge conspiracy that we can’t know.
It is true that people in the outside have different image than that we got but the fact remains, abdi iley (Ethiopia representative ogaden region) brought a theatrical drama to confuse the international community.