Thursday, December 11, 2008

How to make a Somali pirate

What you will need:

One fisherman from a coastal community dependent on fishing

Too few fish due to overfishing and waste dumping by foreign operators

Omit the Somali Navy

Add guns to taste

How to unmake a Somali pirate

Two views:

1) Blow him up (favored by the commercial shipping industry, the defense industry, the private security industry, and "non-Somalis" generally)

2) Change the ingredients in the mix to include more fish and less dumping in Somali waters (favored by Somalis)

SO... which will approach will prevail? I can hardly wait to find out.

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