Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Are People Waking Up to the Threat of Piracy?

I don't mean the illegal copying of music or videos, I mean real piracy. The Associated Press: Pirates seize ship off coast of Somalia This is only the latest incident.

Piracy - maritime piracy - is out of control in Somalia, and it appears Nigeria is getting into the act too. Of course it is profitable, because people do pay the ransoms and very little ever happens to the bad guys. That may be starting to change.
In a rare case of naval intervention, French commandos in April freed hostages on a French tourist yacht seized last month off the Somali coast, and then chased the pirates on land and arrested them.
Viva Le France.

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