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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Somali Pirates: Somalia Convoy Corridor?


Well, here's a proposed solution to inshore Somali piracy as reported here:
Somalia's new unity government will solve the problem of piracy by creating a maritime corridor through the country's territorial waters, the Somali ambassador to Russia said on Thursday.

Mohammed Mahmud Handule said at a RIA Novosti news conference that the Somali government had already worked out the legal and technical issues involved in opening the corridor.

"The new [Somali] government will rigorously work on this [problem of piracy]," he said. "We want to create a corridor where from Point A all ships will be put in groups of 5-7, and then our friends, including Russia, will escort them to Point B. Vessels not travelling through that corridor will be considered pirates or poachers."
And we all know what to do with pirates and poachers . . .

Wait, who said "You are either with us or against us?"

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