Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Anti-Piracy - You’re doing it wrong."

Some excellent points made at the blog Checks with Chart in discussing the latest Secretary of State pronouncements regarding piracy:
... this whole article speaks to our little understanding of the true problem in Somalia. It’s not piracy, it’s the lawlessness on shore that allows piracy to thrive out at sea.

It’s an idea that’s been spoken many times already by many military and civilian leaders. Until Somalia is stabilized and recognizes the rule of law, piracy will continue. Unfortunately, someone apparently forgot to put that idea into Sec. Clinton’s pre-brief.

They were probably busy trying to log into Somalia’s online banking system and wondering who forgot the tin cans with string tied to them.

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