Shooting Fish in a Barrel

In the ongoing saga of Somali piracy in the Gulf of Aden: the pirates have received over $30 million (US) in ransoms this year, oil tankers, arms shipments, and container ships have all been held hostage. And the ongoing piracy threatens to create video game shortages this Christmas.

An open question: The role of Yemen in the crisis. A map created today by the UN from its satellite surveillance of Saudi pirates opens the question of Yemen’s complicity.