Thursday, April 16, 2009

So The Somali Pirates Are Not Terrorists?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that the United States will begin to use measures similar to those it already is using against terrorists to fight Somali pirates. This initiative begs the question of why the United States has not already been using these measures. Either:

  • The United States knows that the pirates are not linked to terrorists; or
  • While the pirates may be linked to terrorists, our intelligence has not been able to discover that; or
  • The United States has been neglecting a known link to terrorists

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