From Robert Farley, on the problem with the feeding frenzy of pundit bloviating about how to solve the pirate crisis:
Long story short, the super-simple proposal you’ve developed for ending piracy has probably already been thought of, and probably has a host of problems that you haven’t considered.
Actually, that’s pretty sound advice for nearly everything more complicated than tying your shoelaces in the morning.
But as long as we’re talking about pirates, here’s my pet peeve: the endless rounds of joking and snark that they provoke. I know it’s kind of hard to resist, but latter day pirates have actually been around for a long time, and the particular problem with them in the Gulf of Aden has been in the news for over a year now. We really ought to have the giggling out of our systems by now.