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Economy, Politics

The Pirates of Somalia and the MNC Robbers

My Article for Kalugu.com

If you have to turn the whole world towards you, you don’t have to hit at the governments or the armies. Hit at the most powerful Multi-National Company. The whole world will look at you. This is not my theory, but that’s the reality in this capitalist world.

For the past few weeks, the news headlines were dominated by the pirates of Somalia. Stories were flooding in the Television channels, newspapers and websites about the Pirates menace. US Navy, European Navies and even the Indian Navy are fighting out the pirates in the Gulf of Aden – one of the important trade route between Asia and Europe.

India, which could not save its own fishermen from the Sri Lankan Navy in the Gulf of Manner near Tamil Nadu’s coastline, is fighting out the pirates in the Gulf of Aden thousands of miles away from its coastline. When hundreds of Tamil Nadu Fishermen perished at the hands of the encroaching SriLankan Navy, India turned a blind eye towards the problem. But it was quick to fix the problem of its elite business class.

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