Those Poor, Misunderstood Somali Pirates...

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Usually we try to keep from giving undo credit to the musings of deranged, terminally naive lefties around here, but occassionally you stumble across something so freaking hilarious, you can't help but share it.

I stumbled on this back in January when it was posted on Huffingtonpost, but it seems especially poignant now in light of the seizure of the American flagged vessel in the Gulf of Aden this past week:

You Are Being Lied To About Pirates

Did we expect starving Somalians to stand passively on their beaches, paddling in our nuclear waste, and watch us snatch their fish to eat in restaurants in London and Paris and Rome? We didn't act on those crimes - but when some of the fishermen responded by disrupting the transit-corridor for 20 percent of the world's oil supply, we begin to shriek about "evil." If we really want to deal with piracy, we need to stop its root cause - our crimes - before we send in the gun-boats to root out Somalia's criminals.

Read the whole thing. In the tradition of "Wayne's World", you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hurl.

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