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Yesterday it was all “We’re gonna stop them pirates!” and a lot of “Hoo-yahs!” for the Navy SEALs. Surely it’s only a matter time before the tale of The All-American Hero Richard Phillips And His Daring Rescue From The Clutches Of The Evil Dark-Skinned (And Possibly Islamist) Pirates is made into a TV-movie or mini-series.
The pirates themselves seem to care not one bit — and they certainly seem to be diligently ignoring all the threats of dire action: Today reports say they took another three ships.
That’s right — three.
Which means dozens more hostages held for ransom and, assuming the shipping companies follow their usual course, millions more for the pirates.
The news will put an end to jingoistic celebrations and might even force more than words out of the world’s leaders.