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March 3, 2011

TOM SMITH: “Let’s go all Thomas Jefferson on the Somali pirates.” More here. An international “community” that can’t deal with pirates isn’t much of a community. And an international “legal system” that makes it impossible to deal with pirates isn’t a legal system at all. “Whereas the Romans used to crucify pirates and the Carthaginians used to flay them alive, the UN Security Council’s crowning achievement in its campaign against piracy is a recent report detailing the successful ‘business model’ adopted by Somali pirates (or, as the report termed them, ‘shareholders’).”

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