Royal Navy hasn’t entirely given up on fighting piracy

rn_f238 Against all odds, HM Government under the Right Hon. Gordon Brown has dispatched two frigates (HMS Northumberland and HMS Cumbria) to the Gulf of Aden on anti-piracy patrol.  Even more shocking, the warships have been given the green light to destroy the pirates.

Now that is more like it.

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Saddam’s old luxury yacht, the Ocean Breeze, is up for sale.  I have to say I am disappointed in the late Mr. Hussein.  First, he didn’t manage to kit out his boat with any good Bond-villain superweapon systems; although the missile launcher and mini-sub are nice touches.  Shades of Thunderball.  Second, even the lamest tinpot dictator should be able to come up with a more fearsome name than Ocean Breeze.  Just go to the Pirate Ship Name Generator and pick one out.

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