Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cooperative Pirates

In an attempt to prove me right, Somali pirates have made headlines around the world again, this time by capturing a freighter full of tanks and other weapons.  The New York Times' original article has the details, and several follow up articles are on their Piracy at Sea page including the pirates' motives and the current standoff with US warships.

As I said in an earlier post, I've seen our modern destroyers and cruisers up close, and I know what comes out of the "box on the bow", this could end with a bang. A big bang.

Why haven't we solved this problem?  I still don't know, but maybe this will give the needed impetus to the global community to do something.