Somali Pirates

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on December 5, 2008

Question(s)

What event from this week (and related series of events) does this cartoon refer to?

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Reprinted here with permission from Creators News Service.
























Answer(s)

This cartoon refers to an attempt by Somali pirates to hijack an American cruise ship this week, and the numerous and increasing attacks by pirates on ships traveling near Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden in the past year.  (See news.sky.com and studentnewsdaily.com.)