|"The International Maritime Organization has warned ships to stay away from the Somali coast because of pirate attacks, which surged to 35 last year from two in 2004. On March 15, the U.N. Security Council encouraged naval forces operating off Somalia to take action against suspected piracy. Pirate attacks against aid ships have hindered U.N. efforts to *provide relief* to the victims of a severe drought in the area. The pirate raids are part of *the anarchy wracking Somalia*, which has had no effective government since 1991, when warlords ousted a dictatorship and then *turned on each other*. ... The suspected pirates were holding what appeared to be rocket-propelled grenade launchers... [emphasis added] "|
Ah, yes, paradise!
Somalia the 'paradise without a government' in which the fairest competing governments and protection agencies will just naturally arise through the 'market for force'...as David Friedman and the other anarchist fantasists and absurdists can clearly see through their rose-colored glasses. Probably what medieval Iceland (another absurd anarcho-paradise) was really like as well. A life that is nasty, brutish, short, hunger-prone...and tribal.
In fact, if you want an example of -multiple- anarchic states...tour the entire pestilential, fear-ridden, stagnant continent of Africa.
(Edited by Philip Coates
on 3/18, 9:07pm)