Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Gandy, Nov 6, 2009.
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'Farah Ahmed Omar'
He also goes under the name of Captain Pugwash.
This story has been running on the News website links for ages, hasn't it?
It's Somaliland who inherited what few naval assets, about half a dozen fast attack craft of different sizes, the former Somalia had, when she declared independence in 1991, Puntland is a semi-autonomous region of Somalia that wishes to remain a part of a federal Somalia.
Puntland is the source of piracy and are doing very little, if anything, to prevent it.
Somaliland is however, operating out of Berbera having re-established a Mariners College. The problem remains that the world refuses to recognise the independence of Somaliland, despite having had several free and fair democratic elections, the international community still insists on the bankrupt idea of a wholly unified Somalia. The amount of money that has been paid in ransoms to pirates exceeds the entire budget of the nascent Somaliland republic by tens of millions.
Without formal recognition Somaliland cannot tackle the issue of piracy effectively.
They should sort out Al Shabaab first. That might take a little bit more of Celestial Balance.
Ta-dah! Here come the Sufis: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=108353
You wool wearing Apostate you!
You should give it a whirl...
The only functioning bits they have are 3 riverine attack craft, bit interesting when it gets windy
Isn't all that advanced is it?
Mind you the military budget is only arond $7million if that
Edit to add a link to an article from last year:
Catchy tune that goes with the video!
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