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“Then The Pirates Escaped.”

Saturday, January 31, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

That’s the last line in a fascinating WSJ article about the recent hijacking and eventual ransom of the tanker, the MV Biscaglia.

While relief at the return to safety of the crew is profound and the owner’s concern for them admirable, this and many other ransoms paid are proving the old rule true: That which gets rewarded gets repeated.

And it has to be obvious to terrorists intent on making a huge statement that there is expertise along the Somali coast on the capture of tankers.

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