Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Pirates



Piracy is alive and well as the Clarion has been warning for some while now, and not just in the Straits of Malacca.

Somali pirates (wonder if they self-identify as Somali, esp. since they are reportedly based out of Puntland) released a German cargo ship and their hostages after being paid a ransom Tuesday. The ship was originally seized in the Gulf of Aden on May 28.

Click here for an interactive map of reported pirate attacks in 2008.

5 comments:

SongInHerSky said...

that is so cool! i love that off the coast of yemen it's like - "Pirates. Reeeeejected." Only 2 successful and about 12 unsuccessful. Whatever they're doing it's working. But thanks for the interesting link - you are an information powerhouse!!

Aaron said...

Thanks for the kind words!

Aaron said...

More piracy off of north eastern Somalia, according to the Associated Press, "A Philippine government official says a ship with 20 Filipino sailors has been hijacked. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Estaban Conejos says the Japanese-owned vessel was seized by pirates on Sunday."

USpace said...

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Don't ya know it, they're only Coast Guard. Being Muslims, they must be peaceful pirates at least. These Somali Buccaneer monkeys are out of control. They go out for weeks in little rickety boats with just weapons and water and eat raw fish they catch and keep hijacking bigger then bigger, then bigger boats.

These terrorist monkeys must be exterminated with extreme prejudice. Sending several drones into their camps when they're fat and happy celebrating their new money should do the trick.

Lots of great Pirate coverage over at Dinah Lord:
Somalian Gov't Charges Pirate Negotiator Andrew Mwangura
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't exterminate pirates

seizing ships for ransom
everybody gets rich

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
let pirates operate

you will get cut of ransom
and maybe some weapons too

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Aaron said...

The re-rise of pirates has to be one of the least anticipated consequences of globalism (though one of the Clarion Content's influences, Hardt & Negri, had an inkling back in 2000.)