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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Friday, April 17, 2009

"Lemme think about it. No."

A man who claims the position of Somali Prime Minister-- a position so week that he lives in Virginia, and meets in Nairobi, Kenya rather than in Mogadishu-- begs us to give him resources for his country to hunt down the pirates themselves.

Now why would we want to do that?

A: If his nation can't generate the will to fight such offenses on their own, then we don't need to be making them gifts of naval armament, and

B: Why should we wish to deprive our Navy of a righteously target-rich environment?

My answer to the request, through diplomatic channels, would be,

"No. And on a completely unrelated note, you might want to keep your loved ones out of certain Somali ports over the next couple of months. We will take your request for assistance as formal permission to rout the problem ourselves. KayThnxBai!"

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At Friday, April 17, 2009 12:10:00 PM, Blogger none said...

Another corrupt African supposed leader begging for money. Why am I not surprised.

I'm sure he will use it to fight piracy..right after he gets fleet of Mercedes and 10 more wives.

At Friday, April 17, 2009 6:17:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

I've never seen any evidence that he's corrupt.

Just that he's ineffective, and doesn't seem to carry anything like the mandate of his people. Hey, SOMEBODY needs to show some decent leadership in Somalia. Maybe he should be the guy. I'm just not willing to give him our weapons.

At Friday, April 17, 2009 11:45:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

IF he went home, he would be killed by the warlords... agree there is nothing to be done, except FINISH the job we weren't allowed to do in 1993...

At Saturday, April 18, 2009 8:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question is how do you create/ recreate a country that broke apart into tribes thirty years ago and that is now home to a rather active branch of al Quaeda? Ayann Hirsi Ali's book "Infidel" talks about the dissolution of Somalia and the philosophy that drives a lot of the warlords and others. A very good, but somewhat frustrating, read.


At Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:26:00 PM, Blogger Robert Langham said...

Let the Saudis, Kenyans, Egyptians and Indians handle this...otherwise everyone else will sit down and it will become an AMERICAN problem financed by AMERICAN taxpayers.

At Wednesday, April 22, 2009 3:03:00 PM, Blogger Robert Langham said...

Hey! I'M the Prime Minister of Somalia! Send me money!

At Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Week is not weak. :)


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