Thursday, May 14, 2009

Somali pirates not a shower

'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.' [Hat Tip:, also]

Why didn't I hear about this from the big media? I don't really consider the Guardian big media. Once upon a time, maybe. But this is really one of those WTFF? moments. Like most folks, I imagined the Somali pirates being parallel to most things in Somalia- extremely low tech; mad, bad and dangerous but thoroughly disorganised and shambolic. Appears not.

Of course, if WE know this much, our security services must have a firm grip on the situation... right?

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