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... Ethiopia uses it in Somalia.

Remember that the current wave of pirate activity there began with the Islamic courts getting smashed by Ethiopia and their US allies. Apparently the warlords the transitional government - our erstwhile allies - likes to increase their profits with running some pirate ops.

This is in many ways similar to opium production in Afghanistan, except there is no use for gunboats in the mountains. The WestTM does not stop opium production when run by its allies, neither does it stop piracy run by its allies. Of course that does not stop our politicians from pretending it to be the case.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 05:20:45 PM EST
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