GUULWADE (Victory Pioneer) style of leadership is a political phenomenon associated to regimes like those in Somalia, North Korea, libya, Soviet Union and Communist China. Basically, it is one single man’s show of leadership on the misery of the rest of the society except a few cronies of personal advisors. It is regimented societal order of insuring servile obedience to the ruler, whereby any suspicion of opposing views is crushed mercilessly and eliminated wholly without due process and feeling of remorse. Vital state decision-making is conducted secretly and behind closed doors.

Show cases of regime’s success stories are publicly televised and printed by totally controlled media centres, which  act as loyal mouth-pieces of the Regime for propaganda purposes, mainly for international consumption and local indoctrination.

Any hint on alternative leadership is treated as a capital crime and treason against the state.

Those who worked with the Regime of Siyad Barre for a long time, or benefited his regime without showing any remorse afterwards, or failing to denounce the tragedy they were part and parcel of, shouldn’t have been allowed to govern in a new Somalia again.

Unfortunately, this is happening now without any scrutiny at all. The major excuse for this negligence and over-sight is the war crimes and clan-cleansing that followed the fall of Siyad Barre in 1991. Doesn’t  this sound like blessing Hitler’s henchmen after the fall of the Third Reich?


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