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Avatar at Home? Those pesky Somali pirates have hampered the pillage of East African seas, leading to higher fish catches by locals by TokyoTom

As a follow-up to my earlier posts (note: link fixed) on how the rape of East African fisheries ($200-300 million per year) & ocean dumping by Western nations led to the rise of Somali piracy, I just ran across this interesting recent report by AP...

Somali piracy flows from the greater and continuing Western theft and abuse of Somali marine resources by TokyoTom

The January 4 Huffington Post carries a perceptive column by Johann Hari , a writer for the Independent , who explains that Somali piracy (which I have commented on here and here ) has roots in the Western theft and abuse of Somali marine resources -...

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...