Friday, 26 March 2010

Danger Zone – Gwen Stefani (2004)

The seas off the coast of Somalia very rarely remain silent for any extended period of time. The latest example of the anarchy on the high seas involves a pirate attack on a merchant ship that left one pirate dead and six others arrested. This is just a small victory in an otherwise large and uncontrollable war on the water. This case is of particular interest because it is the first confirmed kill by a hired guard on board a ship. Many ships have been turning to third party protection because naval assistant has become spread thin as the brazen pirates move father out to sea.

Several organizations and experts have expressed concern that these “hired guns” may only encourage pirates to become more violent. Therefore, they suggest this may inadvertently escalate the already dangerous situation off the coast of Africa. Take into account potential legal ramifications that arise with the state or the vessel’s insurance and you’re faced with a perplexing dilemma. Indeed there are countless political, legal and humanitarian facets to this otherwise barbaric issue.

What are your thoughts on this story and the overall issue?

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