When pirates attack the militia in southern Somalia was ambushed in northern warlords (Figure)
arrested Somali pirates
People in the News November 22, Saudi Arabia, Somali pirates hijacked a ship “Sirius”, and to ask for $ 25 million ransom the owner of the news, from the Muslim militias in southern Somalia, claimed not allow the pirates “robbed the property of Arab brothers.” Subsequently, dozens of heavily armed militiamen to enter the southern port of pirates gathered “bandits”, the results in addition to nothing, but also because of the ambush in the northern warlords and loss of soldiers off.
same time, African allies urged the United Nations to re-send peacekeeping troops to Somalia in order to restore the local law and order. The 1990s, the United Nations peacekeeping force was stationed in the conflict in Somalia to curb the local warlords. Unfortunately, the peace-keeping operations with the U.S. “Black Hawk fell to the ground,” failed, peacekeeping forces complete withdrawal in 1995.
Since then, Somalia into anarchy, and divided into North and South factions fighting each other, directly stimulate the breeding and growth of piracy. Generally agreed that control of the northern warlords get a lot of benefit from the hands of pirates, is typical of the “Pirates of the House a pro.” In fact, even repeatedly asked to “Arab brothers” to recover oil tanker south of armed pirates are also the object of bribery, and also the use of pirate ships smuggling arms and protection fee.
According to the pirates said they hijacked “Sirius” action cost $ 500,000. Implication, this owner demanded $ 25 million to the practice of “reasonable.” It is reported that only in 2007, the pirates extort a ransom as high as $ 150 million. Asked to listen to remark, President of Somalia in exile sigh that the Somali people themselves become a “pirate” synonymous, and in Kenya called on governments together to combat the rampant piracy.
in fact, was to prevent the attack, the pirates are back in custody, “Sirius” to strengthen the guard near the port, local residents and in cooperation with the northern warlords, build a quite effective “defense system “and on the resistance of southern militias and foreign naval preparations. Allegedly, those who participate in the “Battle of Sirius,” people can pay the ransom from shipowners in the next slice. With the year “shadow fell to the ground,” the lesson, even the U.S. military did not dare look down on them only primitive weapons, modern pirates.
data show that the majority of people in Somalia, moderate Muslims, although they are divided into a number of armed factions, often fight each other, but not with the “base” organization and its local branches in cahoots. More importantly, the pirates only has eyes for money, not as the “base” for the organization as a “political belief” to carry out suicide terrorist attacks, will not go through the slaughter of innocent Muslim brothers to expand their influence.
Currently, the Gulf of Aden near Somalia and the Indian Ocean waters from many countries at least 14 ships in the campaign against piracy. Of these, eight are based in neighboring Djibouti, Somalia, 150 joint operations team, whose members include the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany and Pakistan. NATO members Italy, Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom has sent four warships. There is a local Indian warships and a Russian warship. Japan and South Korea also intends to send warships to the “bandits.”
Although not yet on the Somali pirates growing Western warships to respond, but the “base” organization, but the network claims that a growing number of Western countries gathered warships to the Gulf of Aden, to the “base” organization provides a good “game.” U.S. Navy concerned, “base” organization to use as bait pirates, sent a “death squads” disguised as pirates Mo Yang, and other ships close to a raid to arrest pirates, the ship suddenly wounded by suicide attacks.
now, poor countries to combat piracy have an important reason, it is quite realistic pirates disguised ordinary fishermen, but these “false fishermen” absolutely not in front of national warship “blind Sword”, because Their goal is no resistance to the cargo ship. States warships so reluctant to back “the killing of innocent people” to the charges. But once posing as terrorists attacked by pirates really have a foreign warship succeed, then not only the Somali pirates, but even the normal fishery production also suffered a heavy blow.
analysts pointed out that if the international community not to take unified action to restore the legitimate government of Somalia, and sent ground troops to suppress the pirates and effective gathering area, if the “base” organization is really in trouble, then the rough seas of the Gulf of Aden Bay, I am afraid it hard to calm. Coastal countries as well as the international community will therefore suffer heavy losses, but few countries will take the opportunity to expand the Navy’s military provides the best opportunity. (H Yi Jun)