Monday, October 6, 2008

Somalia Government Now Wants to Fight the Pirates

Last week the Somalian Government gave foreign forces approval to use action against the pirates. I am sure they realized doing anything less would make everyone question how much the government might be behind and/or supporting the actions of the pirates.

I don't think it was, but after all, the pirates were bringing lots of money into this very very poor country. I suspect they were viewed a bit like "Robin Hoods". However, theie bad luck to have hijacked the M/V Faina will most likely end their activities.

From The East African (Nairobi) Oct. 5

"The government has lost patience and now wants to fight pirates with the help of the international community," Somali president, Abdullahi Yusuf said in a radio address.

In June, UN Security Council resolution gave permission for such action to stop "piracy and armed robbery at sea," but this has at most been weak and unco-ordinated.

That could dramatically change with the formation of an international task force to combat Somali piracy. By the end of last week, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden had offered ships for the force, which was also expected to be joined by the US and Britain and possibly Russia. On its part, the Somali government says it will welcome any action by the task force against the pirates."


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I was surprised Lithuania was named as part of the international task force. I didn't know they had a navy. Must check into that.

1 comment:

USpace said...

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Being Muslims, they must be peaceful pirates at least. These Somali Buccaneer monkeys are out of control. They go out for weeks in little rickety boats with just weapons and water and eat raw fish they catch and keep hijacking bigger then bigger, then bigger boats.

These terrorist monkeys must be exterminated with extreme prejudice. Sending several drones into their camps when they're fat and happy celebrating their new money should do the trick.

Lots of great Pirate coverage over at Dinah Lord:
Somalian Gov't Charges Pirate Negotiator Andrew Mwangura
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't exterminate pirates

seizing ships for ransom
everybody gets rich

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
let pirates operate

you will get cut of ransom
and maybe some weapons too

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