I never said that they were in a state of anarchy, I just thought it was silly that your proof of this was that they had a website. I still eagerly await proof that the Somali government was well aware of the practices of these pirates and gave them their blessing as you have asserted many times thus far without proof.They have a Government, they are a member of the UN and their Government does indeed have structure. The notion that they are in a state of anarchy requires the willing suspension of disbelief and a vacuum of reality or the facts:
What exactly is copying and pasting this wikipedia article supposed to prove?United Nations member states - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Executive branch: chief of state: Transitional Federal President Sheikh SHARIF Sheikh Ahmed (since 31 January 2009); note - a transitional governing entity with a five-year mandate, known as the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs), was established in October 2004; the TFIs relocated to Somalia in June 2004
Constitution: 25 August 1979, presidential approval 23 September 1979
note: the formation of transitional governing institutions, known as the Transitional Federal Government, is currently ongoing
head of government: Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali SHARMARKE (since 13 February 2009)
cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the prime minister and approved by the Transitional Federal Assembly
election results: Sheikh SHARIF Sheikh Ahmed was elected president by the expanded Transitional Federal Assembly in Djibouti
Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly
note: unicameral Transitional Federal Assembly (TFA) (550 seats; 475 members appointed according to the 4.5 clan formula, with the remaining 75 seats reserved for civil society and business persons)
Judicial branch: following the breakdown of the central government, most regions have reverted to local forms of conflict resolution, either secular, traditional Somali customary law, or Sharia (Islamic) law with a provision for appeal of all sentences
International organization participation: ACP, AfDB, AFESD, AMF, AU, CAEU, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IGAD, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ITSO, ITU, LAS, NAM, OIC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO
Again, please stop trying to derail the thread with personal attacks. How am I not allowing the posters you are debating to respond to your arguments?So please, stop this childish game you are playing and either make a point, or allow the posters I am debating to respond to my arguments.
I am well aware of your argument. What I want is proof not assumptions.My argument is clear: the reasons the world body and the US administration refuses to acknowledge the terrorism being conducted from the shores of Somalia is because they do not want to deal with the real problem; the nation as a whole and the rogue regime running it. They do this by claiming these are mere acts of piracy which relieves them from actively dealing with the root cause and conveniently avoids dealing with the Somali problem.
I wouldn't do that because I, unlike you, am not going to resort to personal attacks because it adds absolutely nothing to the discussion.It would be more honest of you if you just stated you think I am full of **** instead of pretending you have a coherent counter-point.
More personal attacks. Why are you so unwilling to address the topic instead of attacking me? Have you gotten it out of your system yet? Are you ready to provide proof of your assertions and therefore address the topic at hand?Run along now and troll and bait someone else’s posts. Your trite juvenile attempts are tiring and typical of your desperate attempts to avoid any substance.