Saturday, October 5, 2013

Green Pirates

(Image from Greenpeace)

A few days ago the Russian government charged charged nearly half the crew of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise with piracy

Someone in Greenpeace didn't get the memo that Russia doesn't play by the same rules Western Europe and North America do.

(Image:  Russian Coast Guard Cutter)

Meanwhile, the literary world is mourning the loss of Tom Clancy.

So what does the death of an insurance salesman-turned-author have to do with the Greenpeace Pirates?

Richard Fernandez sums up the consequences of waning American military might very nicely with his Tom Clancy thread

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