A couple of days ago one of my kids asked why I don't post much on the war in Iraq. My answer to him was the same as that which I now provide you - there are many others who are handling it so well, and with far better knowledge than I would hope to have, that I mess around in other areas, like boats and things. One of my favorite reads is Bill Roggio and his gang over at The Fourth Rail.
Go there and gain enlightenment.
Come back to read about pirates and other things.
UPDATE: And you might want to read CDR Salamander on the latest Russian resistance to Islamic terrorists and his suggested link to the Gates of Vienna (which, by the way, is also on the track of some Islamists here in the US. Just go visit here. Tell 'em I sent you...