Monday, 15 December 2008

Pirates

Interesting article from the Washington Times about Somaliland and the piracy issue.

Douglas said at the DFID meeting today he'd read an article which mentioned that "piracy paraphenalia" had been confiscated from Somali fishermen... presumably parrots, eyepatches and the Jolly Roger?

4 comments:

DaveA said...

Very funny Kerry. I take it you are up in the crow's nest looking for that brigand Old Holborn waiting to sail in unload his balast.

Druid said...

You might be interested to know that Somalialand is as Libertarian as a country can get. Just goes to show what damage can be avoided by removing the majority of politicians!

Kerry said...

Think you mean Somalia... Somaliland has democratically-elected politicians, and has been relatively peaceful and stable since 1991 when it split from Somalia.

Shirking From Home said...

Don't tell me... pirates have human rights too?