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Political Action Project: Somalia Arms Embargo

Political Action Project by Fletcher Todd. The song is "Simple" from the film Silver Linings Playbook, composed by Danny Elfman. Sources: http://www.nytimes....   www.youtube.com-april 3, 2013

 

also see http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/somalia/index_html?inline=nyt-geo

 

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/RES/733%20%281992%29&AREA=RESOLUTION

 

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A You Tube Video from Al Jazeera website on the Political Action Project which identifies some key issues.

 

Somalia had no government since 1991 and Al Shabaab terrorists have taken over.  In 1992 UN arms embargo was in placed to deter Al Shabaab groups from getting weapons.  Now the UN wants to lift it but must ensure Al Shabaab does not get control....they control South Somalia.

 

There are huge numbers of refugees , famine, rape, disease and violence

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For Iranians Held by Pirates, U.S. to the Rescue

For Iranians Held by Pirates, U.S. to the Rescue | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
In a high-seas operation mixing diplomacy, drama and Middle Eastern politics, American sailors boarded the mother ship of Somali pirates and freed 13 Iranian hostages who had been captive since November.
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This news release tells of yet another piracy incident by Somali pirates.

 

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UN Security Council Sets Stage for Lifting Somalia Arms Embargo

UN Security Council Sets Stage for Lifting Somalia Arms Embargo | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Divided council considering lifting embargo for one year so country can beef up its army to combat Islamist fighters
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The UN proposes to lift the arms embargo to aid Somalia military but have concerns that Islamist militants may receive these weapons through distribution networks.

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