Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Somalia and Pirates

The good news about bad news is that it heightens our awareness. For me, among other things, it's improving my grasp on geography. Because of the pirate problems, I now know the exact location of Somalia and the Gulf of Eden. I realize what a problem it is for boats trying to transit between Cape Town, SA and Asia. Long trip and not a lot of options.

And for boats able to take the short cut between the Med and Asia through the Suez Canal and the Red Sea, well, DON'T DO IT!

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

1 Comments:

At 12:16 AM, Anonymous USpace said...

.
Being Muslims, they must be peaceful pirates at least. These Somali Buccaneer monkeys are out of control. They go out for weeks in little rickety boats with just weapons and water and eat raw fish they catch and keep hijacking bigger then bigger, then bigger boats.

These terrorist monkeys must be exterminated with extreme prejudice. Sending several drones into their camps when they're fat and happy celebrating their new money should do the trick.

Lots of great Pirate coverage over at Dinah Lord:
Somalian Gov't Charges Pirate Negotiator Andrew Mwangura
.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't exterminate pirates

seizing ships for ransom
everybody gets rich

.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
let pirates operate

you will get cut of ransom
and maybe some weapons too

.
All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
.
Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
.
Help Halt Terrorism Today!
.
USpace

:)
.

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home