Thursday, April 23, 2009

Japan Joins the Fight

Navies in the world join forces to fight an increasing threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia. Now a bill has passed in the Lower House of the Japanese parliament, which will allow the Japanese navy to take a more active part in the fight. While I do understand the concerns of post World War Two Japanese that this is a step away from the pacifist foreign policy of Japan, I believe it is for a good cause. Pirates are enemies of all humans, thus also of all dogs. Piracy is actually one of very few recognized Crimes Against Humanity, thus punishable by any court of law in any country. Pirates must be fought. I am glad Japan joins the fight, but I wonder when Sweden will.

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