Monday, April 20, 2009

Reference: World must act against pirates, Bangkok Post, April 21, 2009

The world cannot act against the Somali pirates (World must act against pirates, Bangkok Post, April 21, 2009) until some legal framework is put in place so that the pirates can be charged with a crime. Until then we must continue the surreal practice of capturing and disarming them and then setting them free because existing laws make it impossible for any country other than lawless Somalia to bring criminal charges against them. It's a case of Catch 22.

Cha-am Jamal

1 comment:

CPMJohn said...

Sorry, my friend, but I have to disagree. I'm not concerned about how the rest of the world reacts about pirates. But the US military should handle as they did for three of the four ungoverned thugs who recently attacked a US ship: if enough of "them," which includes the "mother ships," are eliminated summarily, this problem will disappear.