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    Pakistan offers naval support for anti-piracy campaign.

    Good to see Pakistan also willing to support the international anti-piracy campaign off the Somalian coast.

    As Great Zaradri, President of Pakistan has said, Pakistan has nothing to fear from India as 'India is not and has never been a threat to Pakistan'. As such, some elements of Pakistan Navy can be better utilized elsewhere in support of the international community.


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    Pakistan offers naval support for anti-piracy campaign

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has offered to provide naval support to the international anti-piracy campaign off the Somalian coast, provided the United Nations (UN) Security Council lays down a clear mandate.

    According to a press release, the offer was made by Pakistan's UN Ambassador Abdullah Husain Haroon during a meeting with the visiting Belgian Defence Minister, Pieter de Crem, on Monday during which the increased incidents of piracy in the Molluca Straits, the Red Sea and the Somalian Coast were discussed. The ambassador also discussed UN peacekeeping operations and the problems faced by troop contributing countries.

    While offering Pakistanís naval assistance, Ambassador Haroon said that the government would consider taking a lead role under some conditions: to press into service UN-permitted Pakistan Air Force support missions in the region from bases in the Arabian peninsula as well as financial arrangements, provision of technology, weaponry to its personnel, who would serve under their own senior naval commander. He told the Belgian minister about some problems caused by long tours of duty of UN peacekeepers, especially in Africa where conflicts were increasing and becoming more risky, as well as lack senior officers in the field missions and difficulties of co-ordination and co-operation among different segments.
    " Judges give justice, not interviews" - Rana Bhagwandas, 21 March 2007.

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    Piracy is not the main problem.
    Overfishing and dumping waste in the sea off Somalia is depriving the local community of its livelyhood and causing serious health problems for the populace.
    As elsewhere, unless there is justice for the weak they will respond in any manner they can. This is not to justify piracy but to put it in perspective. Prior to the exploitation of the Somali sea by foreigners there was no / negligible piracy.

    " ... A few nights ago, some tanks came out from the high sea and they cracked it seems and now they are leaking into the water and into the air.

    The first people fell ill yesterday afternoon. People are reporting mysterious illnesses; they are talking about it as though it were chicken pox - but it is not exactly like that either. Their skin is bad. They are sneezing, coughing and vomiting.

    This is the first time it has been like this; that people have such very, very bad sickness.
    ... "

    BBC NEWS | Africa | 'World only cares about pirates'

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      #3
      Re: Pakistan offers naval support for anti-piracy campaign.

      ^^^ no excuses can justify piracy and banditry. Somalis have themselves to blame for destroying their own country and making it a dangerous place for all.
      For a successful political movement, you need a small group of die-hard, fanatical supporters and a large, silent and supportive majority -- Gandhi

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        #4
        Originally posted by Ajju View Post
        ^^^ no excuses can justify piracy and banditry. Somalis have themselves to blame for destroying their own country and making it a dangerous place for all.
        And what excuse justifies dumping waste in to Somali waters ....

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          #5
          Originally posted by USResident View Post
          And what excuse justifies dumping waste in to Somali waters ....
          Some alleged dumping there is irrelvant to the thuggish actions the pirates. Bringing it up in a discussion on piracy is akin to trying to justify the banditry and changing the subject to something else.
          For a successful political movement, you need a small group of die-hard, fanatical supporters and a large, silent and supportive majority -- Gandhi

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ajju View Post
            ^^^ no excuses can justify piracy and banditry. Somalis have themselves to blame for destroying their own country and making it a dangerous place for all.
            Careful, friend. This type of western wannabe mindset can be disasterous. 99 percent of the somalis, either probably don't know about pirates, nor they get any money from this scam. Implying that they are responsible as a nation is ludicrious. They actually had a functioning government a few years ago, and for the first time in a looong while. The country was actually at peace, but thanks to the US, that didn't last.
            make this go away

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