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It's a solution which will work good enough until the Somalis can get their shit together. And quite frankly, if they haven't managed to make any progress in 17 years it's unlikely to happen soon. But all the luck to them.

Until that I guess strikes will have to be launched from the French base in Djibouti every now and then.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 03:57:19 PM EST
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As long as there are failed states along major shipping routes and desperate people living in the failed states with access to small boats, its not as if taking out a particular hot spot for pirate activity is going to provide anything by temporary relief. One set of "these people" are "taught their lesson" by killing them, somewhere else along the coast an entirely different set of "these people" gives it a try.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Oct 16th, 2008 at 09:39:38 AM EST
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