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Stop those pirates/terrorists! (But ignore those "great bands of brigands" whose navies and prosecutors are needed.) by TokyoTom

Jonathan Adler at The Volokh Conspiracy refers us to yet another editorialist (this time not Bret Stephens of the WSJ but Douglas Burgess Jr. at the Washington Post ) saying that the Somali "pirates are terrorists" and calling for changes in...

Barbarians at the gate? The WSJ wrings its hands over Somali pirates but ignores the failure of property owners to defend themselves by TokyoTom

The Wall Street Journal runs a remarkably whiny and unperceptive piece by weekly "Global View" columnist Bret Stephens about the expanding problem of ocean piracy off of Somali waters in and around the Gulf of Aden. An unvarnished neocon and...