UN Calls for Sanctions on Pirates, Writes Stern Letters to Pirates’ Parents

Again, the real world seems more like The Onion: UN Approves Sanctions on Somali Pirates:

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to impose sanctions on pirates, arms smugglers, and perpetrators of instability in Somalia in a fresh attempt to help end years of lawlessness in the Horn of Africa nation.

The 15-nation council endorsed a British plan for a council panel to recommend people and entities whose financial assets would be frozen and who would face a travel ban. It also reaffirms an arms embargo.

Enforcing the sanctions poses steep challenges, however, as those responsible for much of the anarchy plaguing the country are well outside any traditional finance system.

Sanctions on pirates. The UN continues to amaze.

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