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Monday, November 17, 2008

Not funny

Usually, anything involving pirates is good for a laugh. Not this:
Pirates have seized a giant Saudi-owned oil tanker in the Indian Ocean off the Kenyan coast and are steering it towards Somalia, the US Navy reports.

The US-bound tanker was captured on Saturday some 450 nautical miles south-east of the port of Mombasa, and is now approaching the Somali port of Eyl.

The Sirius Star is carrying its full load of 2m barrels - more than one-quarter of Saudi Arabia's daily output.

. . .

The capture of the tanker appears to mark a worrying new development, both in terms of the size of the ship and the fact it was attacked so far from the African coast.

Maybe it's time we stopped rattling sabres, and fighting unnecessary wars, and started using that awesome military might of ours for something productive?



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