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Monday, March 21, 2005

Antipiracy watchdog calls for more security in Malacca Strait - Everyone talks about the weather, too, but...

Antipiracy watchdog calls for more security in Malacca Strait. Now that the hostages from the recent pirate attacks have been freed (with or without ransom), the International Maritime Bureau says something should be done about piracy in the Strait of Malacca. But, as Mark Twain once said, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it."

We'll see...

Update: By the way, the cynic in me says "follow the money" to figure out why it's so hard to get a handle on this problem. It would not be the first time that pirates paid a little "protection" to have local authorities look the other direction. When all the nations adjoining the Strait begin effective patrols, then I certainly will be proved wrong and will happily admit it.

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