Going on the Account: Comings and Goings

Interesting piece on Suite101 about the Somali situation.

On the one hand pirates seized a vessel in the Gulf of Aden, which is seeing a lot of action so far in 2010 according to IMB’s Live Piracy Map.  Business seems to be good so far…

On the other hand, accused pirate Jama Idle Ibrahim just plead guilty to conspiracy to commit an act of piracy and to conspiracy to use a firearm in a violent crime.  When you consider how another crew had charges thrown out against them recently, he either didn’t know what would happen or didn’t want to press his luck…

And so the situation continues, and until peace is brought to Somalia it’s likely to keep going in spasms of theft and violence, to the beat of a blackened heart.

In any event, certainly long after the novel is finished, at least…

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