Skip to comments.Coastal Insecurity [India: Somali Pirates' jihad threat]
Posted on 10/03/2011 5:58:03 PM PDT by Righting
South Asia Intelligence Review (SAIR), Weekly Assessments & Briefings SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW Weekly Assessments & Briefings Volume 10, No. 13, October 3, 2011
Coastal Insecurity Shrideep Biswas Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management
Elaborating on the threat posed by Somali pirates, Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony, while addressing the 30th Annual Coast Guard Commanders Conference on September 27, 2011, observed, "There are some other powerful forces behind the piracy and they are sitting somewhere else. Only a joint, coordinated effort under the United Nations can be an ultimate solution to the piracy problem. He added that the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) would soon finalise a policy on formulating a law under which pirates caught by the Navy on the high seas could be prosecuted.
Antony was echoing rising international concerns of an organic link between the activities of the Somali pirates and the global terrorist jihad. The suspicion that these pirates were not just a bunch of ragtag ruffians, but a maritime auxiliary of extremist Islamist forces in mainland Somalia has been harbored by security experts for quite some time. On September 14, 2011, for instance, General Carter Ham, the US Commander overseeing Africa, confirmed that Al-Shabaab (the youth), an al Qaeda-affiliated Islamist formation currently controlling large parts of mainland Somalia and engaged in an armed conflict with the Somali Government, was raising money from piracy off the coast of East Africa. He had also predicted that al Qaeda would directly become involved with the Somali pirates if the problem was not tackled in time.
I would suspect the US Navy could perform a good flushing and cleanup of the area in less than a month without the UN’s help. The UN and soon NATO will be worthless.
The only navy they fear is the Indian Navy.
The Indian Navy just blows up the pirate ships and if they catch any pirates they just execute them.
I miss the days when America had some balls...
Russians know how to deal with them
Board them and then blow them up with their ship/
What gets us is, how Russia 'knows' jihad's danger, yet, have a propaganda war on our 'war on terror' as that RT.com TV is occupied by anti-American far left "journalists" snipped interviews with fanatical liberals, spewing venom masquerading as "news."
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