This is a brilliant example of whit is critical that the USA maintains global hegemony of the oceans. Piracy can and will end world trade. Collapse civilizations and move millions from affluence to poverty and disease. If you don’t believe it, research Roman roads and brigands. Might be interesting to see who those brigands were as well while you are at it.
Published: 13 Jul 12 15:42 CET | Double click on a word to get a translation
Sweden’s International Aid Services (IAS) confirmed Friday that three of its employees kidnapped in Somalia this week were in the hands of pirates and called for their release.
The two Kenyan aid workers and a Somali doctor were kidnapped in northern Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Wednesday.
“It has now been confirmed that a certain pirate group was involved. The hostages are reported well and have been taken to a known location under the control of pirates,” IAS said in a statement Friday.
“No demands have so far been presented by the group.”
IAS said it was in talks with several groups in Kenya and Somalia but refused to name either the kidnappers or where its employees were being held.
The agency “condemns this serious act of aggression against humanitarian staff in the strongest terms,” it said.
“We urge the attackers to immediately and unconditionally release our staff,” it said.