Japanese to take more aggressive anti-piratical stance?
Step by step – sometimes almost painfully so – the Japanese are getting themselves back into the game: Japan’s MPs back anti-piracy bill The lower house of Japan’s parliament has approved a bill to allow the country’s naval ships to take a bigger role in fighting pirates off Somalia. The bill will mean the navy can escort non-Japanese ships and use weapons for more than | Read More »
Somali Pirates up the ante.
As you probably noticed, I’ve been polite in reacting to the administration’s handling of the first wave of Somali piracy. This has been mostly out of pragmatism: like Jonah Goldberg and Ed Morrissey, my interest is in seeing dead or stopped pirates, and my generally low opinion of Democratic Presidents aside when it comes to setting foreign policy, this is actually one time when Obama’s | Read More »
Pirate located in Eyl, Somalia threatens America.
Eyl’s location: 7° 58′ 0″ N, 49° 49′ 0″ E. Not that either the United States Navy or the Air Force particularly needs my help in pointing out the coordinates, but it will hopefully clarify matters. Anyway, here’s the comment: Jamac Habeb, a 30-year-old self-proclaimed pirate, told The Associated Press that the three pirates’ deaths were “a painful experience.” Speaking from the pirate hub, Eyl, | Read More »