Monday, January 18, 2010
Somali Pirates Net Their Biggest Ransom
Somali pirates released their latest prize yesterday after receiving a reported $7 million in ransom. According to reports the money, which was apparently dropped to the deck by a helicopter, sparked a deadly feud among the pirates. No further details have been made available. If I had to guess, I'd say some of the pirates wanted to keep all the money while others felt obliged to send a chunk to their Al Qaeda supporters.
Third world sympathizers and apolologists, insurance companies, and liberal intellectuals continue to deny the maritime industry a cohesive anti-piracy deterent. Until such time as mariners are allowed to defend themselves by any and all means available the pirates and their Islamic terrorist associates will have no incentive to stop their crime spree on the high seas.