Wednesday, December 07, 2005

It's The Freighters, Osama

Osama Bits Aflyin' is reported to be alive and well and fighting the good fight. Frankly, I am surprised that transoceanic shipping has not been attacked. A fine way to throw a spanner into the western economies is to screw with the costs of shipping, throwing the onshore/offshore manufacturing equilibrium out of whack. Insurance premiums are a fine lever. A few mega-freighters stacked with high value finished goods sent to the bottom would do just that. And think of the dizzying costs of naval monitoring and escorting.

And the easiest way to carry out attacks? Crew members.