Yes, the seas must remain safe and open.
Maybe, but only in response to pirate attacks.
No, we should not involve in unless US citizens are captured
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
As a dreamer of dreams and a travellin' man, I have chalked up many a mile.
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks and I've learned much from both of their styles!
Still staying on topic, a few years ago it was discovered that these pirates in and around the Horn of Africa were using the internet to locate which ships they would target. < Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions >
It shows live time where most merchant ships are located in the world, their Coordinates, speed and direction and what type of ship it is what flag they are flying etc. Usually with a photo of the ship.
When they discovered that any pirate with a laptop and access to satellite internet could locate a ship to hijack the word came down probably by the insurance companies not show what ships are in the Red Sea or Horn of Africa waters. If you go to the link above you'll notice they no longer show what ships that are in the area of the Horn of Africa.
Don't know if anyone's posted this yet, but the US Navy is doing a good bit to fight piracy.
Kenya Accepts Seven Alleged Pirates from U.S. Navy for Trial | United States Africa CommandKenya assumed custody March 5, 2009, of seven alleged Somali pirates, captured earlier by the U.S. Navy, with plans to prosecute the suspects swiftly in the Mombasa court system.
The Navy turned the suspects and evidence over to Kenya under the terms of a memorandum of understanding signed with the United States in January. The United Kingdom has a similar accord with Kenya -- which has agreed to prosecute pirates in its courts -- as part of a stepped-up effort to hold pirates accountable for their actions and deter future attacks in the Gulf of Aden and off the Somali coastline.
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