12 May 2009

Somali pirates guided by London intelligence team - a very quiet scoop

If this news item is true, the lack of attention it gets from mass media is amazing. At least, kudos to The Guardian where kudos due:

The Somali pirates attacking shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean are directed to their targets by a "consultant" team in London, according to a European military intelligence document obtained by a Spanish radio station.
Another piquant detail:
The national flag of a ship is also taken into account when choosing a target, with British vessels being increasingly avoided, according to the report.
In relation to this I feel it's my duty to remind you this Johann Hari's extraordinary presentation of Somali pirates as fearless warriors for clean environment. Going with this theory for the moment: it may be a good idea for the law enforcement to take a close look at the British Greens...

Cross-posted on Yourish.com