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Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Piracy (the original kind)
Who knew (not me) that piracy was alive and well in the 21st century. The Times has an Op/Ed piece from John Burnett entitled "The Next 9/11 Could Happen at Sea", an eye-catcher to say the least. Here's the key paragraph:
Just as terrorists learned to be pilots for 9/11, terrorists may now be learning to be pirates. Purposely grounding a crude carrier hauling two million barrels of oil at a place like Batu Berhanti, where the strait is little more than a mile wide, would close the waterway indefinitely. The delay in oil supplies to China, Japan and South Korea could devastate their economies, setting off a global economic crisis.