What can be done about the Somalian pirate issue?

Countries have sent warships to patrol the area, yet it continues. Do you have any thoughts on how to deal with this issue? Do you feel the solution will be military or more political?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Considering the pirates are not a political group but a band of thieves, kidnappers and murderers, I don't see a political solution. It's my understanding that they operate out of two targets, I mean villages. It seems it would be fairly easy to obliterate, I mean operate in the area. Let them know before hand, it's only fair,that we are coming in on a given day, anyone we see that doesn't have their hands up and empty will be shot on sight.Send in an armored brigade to surround the area, anyone leaving with weapons will be shot. Anyone not cooperating will be shot. Tighten the noose until the dregs are left hanging. Patrol closer to shore, all ships leaving will be boarded, if there are guns aboard, the crew will be shot and the boat scuttled. Eventually they will either run out of pirates or boats, either is fine.

  • 1 decade ago

    The only long term solution is for Somalia to be stabilized, so it has to be political. As long as the west continues to try and force the Somalis to live under a western imposed-at-the-point-of-a gun government, this situation will not stabilize and the only solution would be massive naval blockades, escorts.

    Military solutions are very very expensive and usually create more problems than they solve,this case being a prime example. The pirate problem was indirectly caused by the US sponsored Ethiopian invasion of Somalia in the first place.

    At least the parties involved are talking now, there is a chance that realpolitik will carry the day.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    The pirates get maximum of their weapons from Yemen, yet an significant volume comes from Mogadishu, Somalia's capital. weapons sellers interior the capital obtain a deposit from a hawala broking on behalf of the pirates and the weapons are then pushed to Puntland the place the pirates pay the stability. distinctive photos of pirates in situ point out that their weapons are predominantly AKM attack rifles, RPG-7 rocket launchers and semi-computerized pistols such because of the fact the TT-30. additionally, given the specific beginning of their weaponry, they're possibly to have hand grenades such because of the fact the RGD-5 or F1.

  • 1 decade ago

    Somalia is the only country in the region without having a government thus creating anarchy & becomes a security threat to the world. The only solution is to send U.N. Multinational Forces to restore peace & to form a legitimate government . U. N. should start talks with the warring tribal leaders.

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  • Tom S
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Give the Somalis an ultimatum. All hostages and ships are released or else the millionaire properties along the shorelines will be carpet bombed.

    Give them 24 hours to either release the ships or to vacate their homes and mansions. Saudi Arabia should be the first one to send in the fighter jets and perform fly-bys.

    And the Somalis should be given back their rights to fish in their waters. All foreign fishing vessels should be banned from the area.

  • TAT
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Naval blockade should be done. But, we won't. We will try to empathise. We will sing campfire songs. We will blame ourselves. The pirates know the west won't do a darn thing

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The solution is military. Just drop a bomb on their boats and military base - period.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    we know the village they operate out of, go in and level all those fancy houses they have build, and if we do it at night, we hopefully kill enough of them to make it stop for a while.

  • 1 decade ago

    shoot the thieving b******

    the british navy are under instructions not to arrest them .....if they do these murdering thugs can claim asylum in britain .......and we have quite enough like them here already

    so i say, shoot them ......piracy is a terrible crime, so armed guards on ships for a few months shooting to kill might put a few of them off...

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