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Piracy and Somalia
April 11, 2009
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Pirates seize Italians on tug as US ships converge - Yahoo news

This is just completely unreal, this Somalian piracy thing. If I had a button that would bomb Somalia to dust, I would press it right now. What a dirty rotten filthy disgusting and mostly, worthless place. It belongs in the 7th century when Islam was born. Its 99% Sunni Muslim by the way. Can you tell? Muslims get a heart attack when one Israeli bullet injures a Palestinian terrorist but they give a damn about whats happening in their own countries.

So I was wondering, this is how you can tell a nation's greatness - by the extent they're willing to go to protect ONE life, that of the captain. All the American ships are converging and they're doing all they can. Its just amazing and inspiring.

I feel the pirates made a grave mistake by attacking American ships. Its not like all the other sissy cowardly countries. You mess with America, you get *'ed up for GOOD. I think its the start of the end of piracy.

April 11, 2009
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I sure hope this will end soon, and with the Captain being returned safe and sound.

I am astounded that this piracy has been going on for so long, and we never heard much about it, its just the cost of doing business in that area?

And the US ship they tried to capture this time is full of food- for them- what idiots. Humanitarian aid to benefit their own country.

I hope this turns out with some sort of big bang and this piracy is stopped for good. apparently they are holding several other ships and about 200 hostages.

You're right (I hope)- they made a mistake by messing with US.

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April 11, 2009
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Those bloody "nutbar" pirates. Taking over the US ship? Yea, good thinkin! (he said sarcastically) Gotta be crazier than a shit-house mouse I'd think! Oh, and here's a hammer so they can whack themselves on their little noggins too.

April 11, 2009
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Whoa, didnt know that!

>> And the US ship they tried to capture this time is full of food- for them- what idiots. Humanitarian aid to benefit their own country.

>> I hope this turns out with some sort of big bang and this piracy is stopped for good.

I hope so too!

Craig, years ago I played Monkey Island, a famous cute/funny pirate based computer game but this is just unbelievable. Lets see what happens with time! Its the 4/5th day now.

They just need to enter Somalia and install an international force and give their president some dishes to wash or something because thats all their leaders can do.

April 12, 2009
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Woohoo!

The Captain has been freed, 3 pirates dead, one captured. Take THAT, pirates!!

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April 12, 2009
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Yes I heard the news, yay!! Thankgod he was safe.

I hope they start doing something now to deal with this permanently.

April 13, 2009
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Awesome, it was snipers who killed the 3 pirates:

Kidnapped US captain freed; snipers kill 3 pirates

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- One of them pointed an AK-47 at the back of Phillips, who was tied up and in "imminent danger" of being killed when the commander of the nearby USS Bainbridge made the split-second decision to order his men to shoot, Gortney said. Navy snipers took aim at the pirates' heads and shoulders, he said.

- The lifeboat was about 25-30 yards away and was being towed by the Bainbridge at the time, he said. The pirates had agreed to the tow to move the powerless lifeboat out of rough water.

- A fourth pirate surrendered after boarding the Bainbridge earlier in the day and could face life in a U.S. prison. He had been seeking medical attention for a wound to his hand and was negotiating with U.S. officials on conditions for Phillips' release, military officials said.

Ooh, these nice Mooslums are now threatening the US:

- Abdullahi Lami, one of the pirates holding the Greek ship anchored in the Somali town of Gaan, said: "Every country will be treated the way it treats us. In the future, America will be the one mourning and crying," he told The Associated Press. "We will retaliate (for) the killings of our men."

And so starts the trouble for these pirates.

April 13, 2009
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I think I recall some other such people that attacked ships and stole from them and are now world renowned with entire groups of people proudly identifying with them. There are history books about them....lemmie see now...mmmmmhhhhhhhh, what were they called? Ahhhh, I know, Vikings!!!!

And what do all these pirates have in common? They all want what isn't theirs and forcefully take it on the high seas. So what if the Somali's are a couple centuries behind. At least they got there. This piracy has been going on for several years now, private yachts, other freighter from other developed countries, America only got involved because an American ship was captured, otherwise, you'd still not know about it.

Why did we not know about the other countries' ship and Cruises? Because we really don't give a damn unless we are directly affected. The economic crisis hit that part of the world along time ago. When the gap between the wealthy and the poor is this large, expect some craziness and it will get even crazier in our backyard if the economy doesn't get better soon.

I say, and I know I will catch hell for this, more power to the pirates. They are making a history for themselves just like the vikings did. We can't only praise one form of pirates and hate the other. But even the bigger issue here is this, who manufactures these guns and boats the pirates are using? You got it, USA! That's right! So today, America fought against itself. How is that for irony?

I can't believe how fast we are to insult those Somalis. I wonder how they must feel in a war torn country because of religious fanaticism, and using the weapon of both their foe and friends they hurt each other. The masses have no say but to watch and wait. In the meantime, while they die in hunger, all these wealthy, leisure, boats float right by them with plenty to eat, peace, and without a care in the world. I can't say I know how must feel, but I think piracy must have been a solution to some of their issues. I'm sure they didn't care who the boat belonged to.They wanted what was in it. This is the reality for most of the world outside of America.

I hope no one says that this is not our problem because it is. These are the future global gangs. Forget South Central LA, we are now talking, air, water, and land turf, and just like the gangs, their supplies are all coming from us except, they are far more daring with them. This issue is larger than we can even begin to discuss. It isn't just about third world pirates and an American ship. These are some of the real implications of the global economic crisis and disparity. If we don't share, then others will find ways to feed themselves.

I'm not talking bringing food and clothes to them, I'm talking giving other countries an equal opportunity to be part of the global economic, political, military, decision making process, trading equity, etc. regardless of their wealth capacity. What we have now is the ultimate global codependent relationship. I wonder if Beattie has a book for that...

Elie Wiesel said it best, you treat people like animals and they become animals.

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