Going on the Account: Latest from Somalia

At this moment, there’s signs that the pirates will extend their deadline to negotiate a new ransom.  The signs seem to favor a negotiated settlement in this instance.


There’s signs that the Modern Age of Piracy is not going to continue on as simply a series of financial transactions conducted between insurance carriers and black market brokers.  Somalia’s getting serious about standing up to the brigands sailing off their coasts; it may not have been a win, but at least they showed up for the game.  (Note to self: Stop typing these entries while watching football at the same time…)

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