Monday, April 13, 2009

Pirates of the Aden

update and h/t RobM commenter of JJP: The battle against piracy begins in Mogadishu

update and h/t Jack and Jill Politics: Here're some thoughts on Somali piracy via K'Naan, a Somali artist.

update: from Scahill's post, Johann Hari

crossposted here

That said, allow me to let off some "angry black" steam. Apparently, the insurance premiums of shipping companies is going up because of piracy. But after reading this in the Huffington Post, I don't feel sorry for the shipping companies.

Also, just take a moment to consider our last few interventions - we do not need to intervene in Somalia or declare "war" on pirates. We need to stop others from exploiting the Sea of Aden, which is helping the cause of and creating the need for pirates.

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