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December 27, 2013

Who Says There's No Good News?

There Were Zero Somali Pirate Hijackings This Year: In all of 2013, only nine vessels were attacked by pirates off the Horn of Africa, four in the final two months of the year. None were successfully hijacked.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 27, 2013 3:21 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This is a Direct result of US intervention. The Somali pirates could not reach that far out in the ocean without a mothership, and direction on where the targets were. The neighbours who negotiated return of property and crews probably make more than the pirates rake in.

Posted by: Milo Mindbender at December 27, 2013 4:42 PM

...Clean-up on Aisle 4.

Posted by: Friday Anon at December 27, 2013 7:15 PM

Please delete at least 3 of my quadruple postings, I dont know how it appeared 4 times, but I meant every word of it, thank you.

Posted by: Milo Mindbender at December 27, 2013 7:17 PM

The Somali Scenario is a perfect application of the Copybook Heading of

"Spare the rod, Spoil the Child."

Posted by: cond0011 at December 28, 2013 6:51 AM

I think it was due to global warming.

Posted by: tripletap at December 28, 2013 9:15 AM

It was Bush's fault. No, really!

Posted by: Saturday Anon at December 28, 2013 10:14 AM

Turns out when you start fighting back they go away.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 29, 2013 7:46 AM

Maybe due to the Russians? I saw a video on youtube of the Russian Navy lighting up a boat. This was no catch n' release operation, I'm sure no one could have survived this terrifying broadside. I'll bet the Skinny Navy has gotten quite proficient at vessel identification.

Posted by: Will at December 31, 2013 6:49 AM

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