The story about pirates in Somalia
goes a lot deeper than poverty and poisoning. To say that it is our fault is one of the biggest lies that people swallow these days. This is simply not true as a reason for its reappearance.
What is true is that our governments have made things worse: piracy
pays. Do not forget that it was the Dutch navy
that last year took the guns
from pirates in a mother ship and gave them food
to return to land. It beggars belief. What did they think they were going to do with the food
, eat it? Fat chance: they would run to the market and get more AK47s than they had before. If you have been to Somalia, you know what I am talking about.
There was a time when the British Navy
took care of this problem. When ships were made of wood and men
were made of steel
. The only thing to do with a pirate was sending him to the bottom, with his ship. The leaders of today's western powers are self serving cowards with a complete ignorance of history
and full of contempt for their peoples; their navies have just been reduced to being expensive sailing clubs.
In the mean time we have no option but to police ourselves. Else, the oceans of the world will not be free anymore, a principle established and maintained for hundreds of years by peoples with courage and navies with proper sailors.