Tuesday, June 26, 2007
RE: Pirate-Held Crew Runs Out of Food and Water [Steve Schippert]
"But when the Danish ship entered Somali waters, the American ship had to back off."
At the risk of sounding . . . overly simplistic, what exactly caused us to back off a hijacked ship — the mighty Somali Navy? Respect for the integrity of Somali borders? It seems we can't even discern yet whether we tangibly and directly support the only semblance of government there. And we are going to cede safe haven for pirates beyond an imaginary line crossing onto an undefended and unpoliced expanse of water?
That seems to have worked out well for the crew.
Sometimes, you scratch your head and wonder how such things can be.
06/26 11:50 PMShare