Originally Posted by Trim50
Yes, I believe it is time to search for some lobby support. The question is where to start and who would have the time and knowledge to spear head such an effort?
Having, as many of you know, spent some time in the area and concerned with maritime surveilance, I can only really see two possibilities and in both cases they should be international forces doing the job:
1. French led intervention from Djibouti. After all, the French have now good reason to want to put an end to this.
2. A US led force from Aden if the US/International community can reach agreement with the Yemeni government
There is a third less likely possibility, that of a British led force from Mombassa if ageement can be reached with Kenya.
IMHO, option nr. 1 would be the best and easisest to get off the ground as there are significant numbers of French military units there as well as a US base.
Nothing other than the committment of the French US governments supported perhaps by other NATO countries would be required to get this off the ground a the right, or rather obligation, for warships to stop piracy in international waters already exists in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The question of who is to do the lobbying remains? Perhaps CruiserLog could start the ball rolling?
Aye // Stephen