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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Robert Young Pelton
Can you crowd-fund the hunt for a war criminal on the run deep in Africa's jungles? A Canadian adventurer with experiences in Afghanistan and Somalia wants to do just that: raise funds and take a small band of former soldiers to find Joseph Kony.
Piracy has risen to record levels this year, with Somalia's 21st-century buccaneers responsible more than half of it, according to new figures from the International Maritime Bureau.
"The pirates are creative," he said. "They are entrepreneurial - they morph. Every time we stop them, they come up with something new."
Robert Young Pelton, who monitors pirate activity for his website Somaliareport.com, told The Washington Times the decrease is largely due to improved onboard security measures, like blocking access points from the sea with barbed wire and hardening engine control rooms so that crews can hide while awaiting rescue.