The resolution sets up the possibility of increased American military action in Somalia, a chaotic country where a U.S. peacekeeping mission in 1992-93 ended with a humiliating withdrawal of troops after a deadly clash in Mogadishu, as portrayed in the movie "Black Hawk Down."
This actually has nothing, really, to do with piracy, or "protecting" the Somalian people.
And if what the US-backed Ethiopian troops have been doing for the last two years can be characterized as "protection", I'll eat my hat.
It's about the US having the justification to go into Somalia to insure that its government is inclined to have western companies exploit its vast natural resources.
I have to shake my head in disbelief, because passing of this resolution gives yet another UN mandate to the US to act rashly and foolishly.
One would think that the UN would have learned by now, after what the US did in its interpretation of the Resolution on Iraq.
Apparently, that was not the case.