Sunday, October 12, 2008

What Next?

An Iranian ship was captured by pirates who mysteriously croaked with symptoms that seem to me to sound like radiation sickness. If the reports are accurate, of course. Nobody seems sure.

The pirates have released the ship to go on its merry way:

"The ship Dianat was released on Friday morning after even weeks of negotiations with Somali pirates and all 29 members of the crew are safe," Said public relations office of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line (IRISL).

So no ransom? And the Pasdaran-linked ship is heading to sea with no explanation?

Please tell me that we will stop that ship and check it out.

Or tell me that this was just all a ploy by locals to suck us into the region and spend money.

UPDATE: So was this a dirty bomb meant for Israel? If so, why don't we grab the ship? Or is talk of radioactive cargo just rumor?

UPDATE: Geraghty says that he hears there is nothing to the rumors. I hope he's right.