The United States is seeking international authorisation allowing foreign navies to pursue Somali pirates on land as well as at sea in an effort to curb the growing threat to international shipping lines.
A draft proposal granting nations that are combating piracy permission to “take all necessary measures ashore in Somalia” is being circulated among UN Security Council members before a key meeting on the crisis next week.
Are you kidding me?!?!
This is not about pirates.
"Natural resources: uranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, likely oil reserves"
This is, ultimately, about who controls the disposition of the vast resource wealth of Somalia, and which foreign powers will get first dibs on carving that wealth up.