Ok, putting all chest beating aside.....I am interested in thoughtful responses on what people REALLY think is a practical/realistic/workable approach to again allowing shipping and yachts to transit in the Gulf of Aden/North Indian Ocean???
I am NOT just after calls for action.....idealism.....or Rambo style "blow up all the baddies with big ships with big guns" responses...
Ladies and gentlemen, How do we as sailors in an international community in 2011 think this issue can be resolved swiftly and effectively, while negotiating the legal/political/military/humanitarian issues involved??
Ideally it would be sorted within the next couple of years, so that by the time I am up to a circumnavigation I don't get shot at trying to get to all that nice food and wine in the Med
The idea of going around one of those pesky Cape things holds no appeal for me.
(It might also be prudent to be careful with any political statements here, in an effort to avoid this thread being moved into the sewer for as long as possible...... )