Step 1 - Declare that any boat putting out from Somalia will be boarded and sunk if it passes 12 miles from shore.
Step 2 - follow through with a few boats, sinking them and sending their crews back on land to spread the word
Step 3 - Continue to patrol with planes and helicopters, sinking any boat that goes out too far.
No doubt that would work but who would do this? Only the West. They are the only group stupid enough to spend that kind or money and effort without a direct payback.
So the West goes into Africa and enforces some basic laws. History has told us how that will play out. We would once again be called colonial racists and compensation would be demanded.
When it comes to Africa history ties our hands. They demanded their freedom, they took their freedom and now they want us back. We canít, we shouldn't have sent aid as we did or rather are, we really can't help like that.
Yes we would like to help but we have screwed things up so bad that we canít. The best we can do is stop sending aid money, start treating each country as the full member of the international community it is by trading and imposing sanctions as we would anywhere else in the world.
As for piracy, yes a tough hand should be dealt but not inside Africa or directed at Africa. Globally we should encourage ships to get armed escorts when needed and to be prepared, and most importantly, be allowed to defend themselves.
We need the international laws changed so we can defend ourselves. This isnít the 17th century, one armed ship is not going to show up in a harbour and take over a country.