Act I, pirates seize "big boat" with an array of tanks and ammunition . . .
Act II, pirates are surrounded by U.S. Navy . . .
Act III, pirates meet media and claim they are misunderstood . . .
Act IV, shit happens . . .
Somali Pirates Tell AllThe Somali pirates who hijacked a Ukrainian freighter loaded with tanks, artillery, grenade launchers and ammunition said in an interview Tuesday that they had no idea that the ship was carrying arms when they seized it on the high seas. . . .
He said that so far, in the eyes of the world, the pirates had been misunderstood. “We don’t consider ourselves sea bandits,” he said. “We consider sea bandits those who illegally fish in our seas and dump waste in our seas and carry weapons in our seas. We are simply patrolling our seas. Think of us like a coast guard.”
Gee, wonder what happens next.
The plot of these real world events is roughly similar to a Dreamland installment back a few books ago, except for Act III. That was a twist I didn't think of . . . guess I'm just not sensitive enough...