Siad Barre has the most interesting list of quotes ever

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Mademan

Louisville, KY

#1 Nov 3, 2009
Apparently, he was a relatively smart tribalist...He was definetly a product of the Socialist movement in Africa which started in post colonial Ghana by Nkrumah... I am shocked most of you are so ignorant of history...
The last living member of that movement is Mugabe... Shows you how much socialism failed...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siad_Barre
* "In our Revolution we believe that we have broken the chain of a consumer economy based on imports, and we are free to decide our destiny. And in order to realize the interests of the Somali people, their achievement of a better life, the full development of their potentialities and the fulfillment of their aspirations, we solemnly declare Somalia to be a Socialist State."[20]
-- Siad Barre proclaims Somalia a socialist state, October 20, 1970
* "When I came to Mogadishu...[t]here was one road built by the Italians. If you try to force me to stand down, I will leave the city as I found it. I came to power with a gun; only the gun can make me go."[21]
* "Some of the colonizers do understand and quickly retreat, while some, because they are stupid, continue colonizing others, increasing the suffering, deaths, injuries, defeat and humiliation. The people colonized by Abyssinia will be free. Eritrea will be free, and they cannot refuse to let them be free. Western Somalia will be free, and they cannot refuse to grant it freedom. The numerous Abo will be free because this is history, and no one can prevent the sunshine from reaching us."[22]
* "I did not come to power to divide Somali but to unite them, and I will never deviate from this path. I shall respect a Somali individual as long as he deserves respect, but if he turns away from the correct path, then that is not my business."[22]
* "We should teach the foreigners and colonialists that Somalia cannot be led by other people and that the traitors who fled the country will never lead Somalia."[22]
Mademan

Louisville, KY

#2 Nov 3, 2009
* "There was no choice. I would like to state clearly the reason for the take over of the country by Armed Forces. I want our people to know that everything is going on as usual and that no problems have arisen as a result of the Revolution. The entire country is in the hands of the National Army and the Police Force? Intervention by Armed Forces was inevitable. It was no longer possible to ignore the evil things like corruption, bribery, nepotism, and theft of public funds, injustice and disrespect to our religion and the laws of the country. The laws were thrust aside and people did whatever they wanted. No group or family can live happily if they do not respect their laws and regulations. There will be no development or any sort of progress for a nation, if the laws of the country are forgotten? The corruption has culminated in the assassination of prominent leaders of the country. Somalia was on the point of collapse, not economically and politically alone, but disaster threatened historically and nationally as well. If we look back on recent events in the country, we will see how a peaceful lands was changing to violence. Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, the late President, was assassinated by simple soldier who did not know him and who had no quarrel with him. We will not give a chance to wrong doers and law breakers.
We will abolish bribery, nepotism and tribalism. Tribalism was the only way in which foreigners got their chance of dividing our people. We will close all roads used by colonialists to enter our country and into our affairs. We will build up a great Somali nation, strongly united and welded together to live in peace. We will make respect the Islamic religion, if necessary, by all the force and strength we have. We will make Somalia a respected country in its internal and external policies. I would like to ask all Somalis to come out and build their nation, a strong nation, to use all their efforts, energy, wealth and brains in developing their country. At all costs avoid begging. The Imperialists, who always want to see people in hunger, disease and ignorance, will oppose us in order that we may beg them. They will spread many types of lies to try to misinterpret our noble aims and objectives. They will try to persuade the world, and even other African States, to believe their lies. Apart from these lies, they will call us many evil names. They are at present collecting arms, money and many other necessary things for them to work against us. We are very happy and thankful to see the unity of the Armed Forces and the Somali population. The nation has given us true support for which we are very grateful. Nothing will harm us if we go on supporting each other for the sake of our country and nation. Lets us join hands in crushing the enemy of our land."[23]
Mademan

Louisville, KY

#3 Nov 3, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siad_Barre

just go to the end of his wiki page!
Mademan

Louisville, KY

#4 Nov 3, 2009
I dont think there can be another man who can rule SOmalia again... If the current guy fails, then, the country will have to be divided into 2-3 small countries...

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Since: Jul 08

THE ARRIVALS

#5 Nov 3, 2009
How many HOURS so far?
Truth

Carrollton, TX

#6 Nov 3, 2009
He was just another african dictator but I give him credit for keeping the fanatic muslims in their places.

There was a particular incident where he had 10 top religious leaders executed for objecting his decree that men and women have the same and equal right in inheritance law.

“http://www.wakeu pproject.com/”

Since: Jul 08

THE ARRIVALS

#7 Nov 3, 2009
Truth wrote:
He was just another african dictator but I give him credit for keeping the fanatic muslims in their places.
There was a particular incident where he had 10 top religious leaders executed for objecting his decree that men and women have the same and equal right in inheritance law.
How does it feel to read about our history but NONE of us is reading yours? Lol
ManMan

Louisville, KY

#8 Nov 3, 2009
Abdi wrote:
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How does it feel to read about our history but NONE of us is reading yours? Lol
Oh you are reading his history if he is American...

Americans run the world...

Do you know who George Washington is??

Martin Luther king

Malcolm X...

If so, you have been reading his history...
MadeMan

Louisville, KY

#9 Nov 3, 2009
Funniest statement in the post

"When I came to Mogadishu...[t]here was one road built by the Italians. If you try to force me to stand down, I will leave the city as I found it. I came to power with a gun; only the gun can make me go."[21]

hahahahahahhahhaahahahahahahha hahahahaha

That is the funniest sh!t ever... No wonder the Hawiyes got rid of him...

He managed to keep the Isaqs and Hawiyes in check for over 20 years though... That is impressive!!!!

“http://www.wakeu pproject.com/”

Since: Jul 08

THE ARRIVALS

#10 Nov 3, 2009
ManMan wrote:
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Oh you are reading his history if he is American...
Americans run the world...
Do you know who George Washington is??
Martin Luther king
Malcolm X...
If so, you have been reading his history...
What an illiterate. We're talking about you personally. We could CARELESS about you and who you are but you CARE enough about us and who we are. See the difference? Now go dedicate a thread to us feen. Make sure you're here when I return.
Ninka

Oakville, Canada

#11 Nov 5, 2009
American don't run the world, the Arabs in Saudi Arabia do. who do you think supplies you gas? the land of Somalia has a lot of oil and which is why Australia is helping Punt land develop and move away from the war and also somaliland with the British.
Lemuria

Malmö, Sweden

#12 Oct 18, 2010
Very interesting news. I believe siad barre and other african leaders was in some kind of socialict communism group. Because look at siad barres hitler looking mustache, then look at mugabes hitler mustache. I think they both knew about eachother long time ago along with other african dictators.

Today Mugabe the leader of zimabbwe is the last one living from that group..
Siyadbare

Columbus, OH

#13 Sep 10, 2011
MadeMan wrote:
Funniest statement in the post
"When I came to Mogadishu...[t]here was one road built by the Italians. If you try to force me to stand down, I will leave the city as I found it. I came to power with a gun; only the gun can make me go."[21]
hahahahahahhahhaahahahahahahha hahahahaha
That is the funniest sh!t ever... No wonder the Hawiyes got rid of him...
He managed to keep the Isaqs and Hawiyes in check for over 20 years though... That is impressive!!!!
did you check muqdisho lately, hahhaa wixii uu sheegay waa dhaceen isaaq oo amxaar watay ayaa hawiye ku daydeen maatana xagee dhigtay halwado oo lamara xitaa kuma taasho xamar waa xabaalo hada, feel sorry for them
Warsame

Mount Morris, MI

#14 Sep 10, 2011
Everyone is free 2 write what pleased him. But history s history no1 can denided it. Today Somalis know the difference between Mohamed Siyad Barre and those who came after.
lampard

Europe

#15 Oct 11, 2011
walahi ninka siyad bare nin geesi ah ayuu ahaa.taariikhda sidan ku maqlay.
lampard

Europe

#16 Oct 11, 2011
jaalle siyaad allaha naxariistii janno ka waraabiyo.geesi cidla ku dhintay ayuu ahaa.
waqooyi

Doha, Qatar

#17 Oct 11, 2011
Warsame wrote:
Everyone is free 2 write what pleased him. But history s history no1 can denided it. Today Somalis know the difference between Mohamed Siyad Barre and those who came after.
yes,he distroyed the country and ran away.he siad barre made a revolution on a democratically elected gov in 1969 with good relations with the west and leave a country distroyed in 1991,THAT IS YOUR SIAD BARRE.
waqooyi

Doha, Qatar

#18 Oct 11, 2011
lampard wrote:
jaalle siyaad allaha naxariistii janno ka waraabiyo.geesi cidla ku dhintay ayuu ahaa.
HAA de,alla ha u naxariistee dee waa adeerkaa malaa!!!.
AMW

Johannesburg, South Africa

#20 Jan 18, 2012
just a coward who failed to understand the sustainabilty of his nation and let somalia to be where its today "i came to power with a gun and only a gun can let me go"!!!!!! we saw what he stated in practical otherwise they would fool us a falsified stories and history. thank god...
Issa Daud Elmi

Kenya

#21 Mar 18, 2012
Mr. Siyad Barre was an exellent leader who took his time well. He used the only tool was practicable when it comes to somalia. Demorcrasy does not fit somali politics and that is why anarchy reigns somalia upto today. The western ordo ab chaos has toppled Siya Barre. Marehan leaders have also created the reason why Barre's regime was detested by promoting nepotism and manning somalia like their private bussiness.

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