Davey Jones regards....
The reasons the U.S. didn't ratify it were mainly because of the usual U.N. grab for U.S. money and technology mandated by the high seas mining provisions as well as the creation of yet another diplomatic bureaucracy of overpaid underworked U.N. cannibals, err, diplomats. But most of the rest of the world, including all the banana republics, are signatories.
Just sayin' ;-)
I have a CWP, and when using it, my first and foremost policy is conflict avoidance! These yachtsmen did not show good judgement in my opinion. They were apparently in a flotilla (safety in numbers) but then for some reason chose to wander into known hostile waters alone. It is tragic, and I feel for thier loss, but this was entirely avoidable by all accounts. I don't think its disprespectful to say that.
No argument from me on that point.Quote:
but this was entirely avoidable by all accounts. I don't think its disprespectful to say that.
The US could have gone in and wiped Somalia from the map. Paved the whole damn country and then set up the UN there. Is there ANTYHING redeeming about that country?
I think that all the UN folks would love all the sun.
Isn't it funny, that the UNITED NATIONS is headquartered in the United States? What are they afraid to be headquartered in say Libya or Somalia or some other nation?