17 December 2008

UN to Pirates: Here We Come!

So the UN has authorized use of force against the pirates of Somalia:
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize nations to conduct military raids, on land and by air, against pirates plying the waters off the Somalia coast even as two more ships were reportedly hijacked at sea.

Somehow, I'm not sure they're quaking in their made-from-spare-tires sandals.

By: Brant

1 comment:

Guardian said...

The UN itself has proven itself completely inept, but this authorization gives the green light to countries that can and will do something about the piracy problem off the Horn of Africa. The US seems a little busy to focus on this problem right now, but the Indians have racked up quite a score already and the French ran some good operations earlier this year, including incursions into Somalia itself. Maybe we can get Japan to send some ninjas?