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March 4th, 2011
09:23 AM ET

Peacekeeping mission to fight Somali pirates unrealistic, author says

The Somali pirates who captured seven Danes last week in the waters of the Indian Ocean have reportedly moved the victims to land, making a potential rescue mission more difficult.

Author of "The Pirates of Somalia" Jay Bahadur has studied and lived among Somali pirates. Bahadur talks to Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi about his time with them and says an international peacekeeping mission to combat piracy is unrealistic.


Filed under: Crime • World
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  1. Geoff

    Terrific interview. Too bad there aren't more experts with direct experience like Mr. Bahadur. I second the notion that someone at CNN should put together a panel with other experts like Mr. Bahadur and discuss actual solutions with the kinds of people who have big ideas.

    March 7, 2011 at 9:51 am |
  2. Les

    We need a rescue mission like the ones pulled off in WW2 and Vietnam. Then, every pirate has to be killed, on land and sea. They are nothing but savages.

    March 4, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  3. Shane R'skin

    Great segment. I'd be interested in seeing more with Bahadur, perhaps something more in-depth. His work on Somali piracy is always fascinating.

    March 4, 2011 at 10:12 am |