posted on Mar, 18 2010 @ 03:15 PM
reply to post by Peruvianmonk
Not only is the Commander of this Task Force a British Admiral and it is being run from a British Command centre, but there are also quite a few RN
ships in the area as well. Alot of ships are currently tied up in the Taurus Task Group however but up to and including last year, the RN has had a
huge presence out there.
When the EU goes on operations, it will always go with either (but usually both) France and the UK, seeing as they are the only two European powers
with a significant military and power projection capablities.
As for the rights and wrongs of these pirates and fighting them, I do not care much for the excuses made for them to be honest.
When any "normal" Somali talks about the pirates, they are often described in less than favourable terms, so it's hardly a bunch of local lads
trying to make ends meet but more like organised criminals out to make a buck and who don't give a fudge about their country or their people.
If they really are that concerned about their country, they'd re-invest their millions they have got into repairing their country, but they don't
care about that as that would mean an end to their luxury lifestyle at the expense of others.