Just today, the United Stat… Nations security council gave a resolution to chase pirates “on land as well as at sea”. What an interesting extension, indeed. For cosmetic reasons, they added that the ‘permission’ to conduct such operations has to be granted by the US-backed Somali government.
It seems that Somalis have few friends in this world, since no-one seems to oppose such a mandate. To put more precisely, they have few things other than their waters that the ‘international community’ wants. It could also be the case that the big mom America wants another backyard to test the newest weapons, ‘liberate’ people and ‘democratise’ their property.
It is also possible that Somalia will be made the case of showing the world that “Obama is strong”! It can also be handy in distracting public opinion, if other fronts start to show signs of collapse. If there is any credibility to Guardian’s article of the ‘new’ Taleban, the time of retreat from Afghanistan could be closer than one might think. On the other hand, war-mongering is such a good business, what the heck!
According to the BBC story, the UN representative spoke once again and oh-so-familiarly about their ‘justice’. Funnily, it seems that every time one hears the American-backed institution voicing the word, it’s accompanied by violence.