Going On The Account: Hear Ye Anything About Pirates?

It’s been a little time since I’ve focused on pirates here:

*  Apparently you can make as much going after ships with the Somalis as you can teaching at a New York public school.   Yeah, the piece is a little flippant, and some of the data is interpreted in a frivolous manner, but the fact that they have enough data to build a piece like this around it says something.


*  Apparently, Somali pirates pulled in $60 million more last year over 2010.  Which could well be exceeded this year considering how corrupt Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government has become, making them more a part of the problem than of the solution (if not the biggest problem).

*  There’s a series on Somali piracy the folks at GlobalPost are hosting, which covers most of the main points discussed elsewhere and brings a few things up to date.

In short:  It still sucks over there, no one’s doing a damn thing ashore to fix the issue, the pain continues.  A story about pirates without a lot of heart-swelling moving passages, in other words…

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One response to “Going On The Account: Hear Ye Anything About Pirates?

  1. Wow! I never gave modern piracy much thought. I had no idea what was going on over there. Thanks for enlightening us!

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