Thar Be A Storm A-Brewin’

Somalia, probably the most dangerous place on Earth, is in the news again. The UN Security Council today voted unanimously to adopt a US proposal to take “all necessary measures” to bring piracy under control. Our insider sources tell us that it appears that arrangements are already being made for land operations as well as naval action.

This is a complex situation: Somali pirates, as the folks at Information Dissemination have pointed out, cause far more discomfort to our international rivals, and in particular our Islamist enemies (who are, meanwhile, on the move themselves in the region), than to U.S. interests. Keep your eye on this; it may be about to get interesting.

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