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Russian Marines take on Somali Pirates

[youtubevid id=”2lXNbXR8qAc”]Somali pirates hijack a Russian oil tanker. Russian marines storm tanker and capture pirates (see video). Pirates are supposedly released on to a boat that sets out on a course for Somalia. But that was 10 days ago, and … Continue reading

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Somalia the new terror capital?

Australian police have arrested four citizens of Somali and Lebanese descent for planning to bomb an army barracks. A Somali man in Minnesota pleads guilty to traveling to Somalia for training with Al-Shabab, a Somali Muslim fundamentalist group reportedly linked … Continue reading

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Next pirate rescue will be bloodbath

Three shots. Three dead pirates. One rescued hostage. The SEAL rescue off Somalia was Hollywood-brilliant. Yet before we pop too much champagne, and unleash the SEALs and Delta Force to kick pirate ass, let’s look at this CNN video and … Continue reading

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Blackhawk Down Again? US Troops Back in Somalia

We’re going back to Somalia. Back to the same bloody streets where 19 American soldiers died in 1993. It will raise painful memories for the U.S.  But there is no other way. Fact: Given a choice between ekeing out a … Continue reading

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