Landing the Big One

Landing the Big One

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Piracy hampers food delivery to Somalia

The World Food Program has now determined that Piracy hampers food delivery to Somalia. I guess when your food ships are being seized and the land routes aren't any safer, then logic might dictate that the UN seek some nations willing to provide escorts for the food supplies.

Ordinary Somalis are the victims of the same thuggish warlords who helped create the food crisis that culminated for the US with the withdrawal of forces following the Blackhawk Down mess. Of course, that also helped convince Osama bin Laden that the US lacked the nerve to take casualties and emboldened his activities. I wonder if we have any interest in taking this group on and putting a halt to the both the piracy and the shore-based robberies?

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