Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Pirates foiled by sonic weapon on cruise ship.

Actually they aren't really pirates, more like privateers operating under Xeer, Somali law. So they are more of a coast guard. Western media is clueless when it comes to understanding how Somali society functions without a central government. If you want to bring your ship through Somali waters, make prior arrangments with one of the clans. Sometimes this involves the gift of a camel. Then when the "pirates" arrive you can let them know which clan has sponsored your visit. Being well-armed is a good idea too, just in general.

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