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Pirates at it Again…
December 1, 2008, 1:59 pm
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This time off the coast of Yemen, and rather than attacking a cargo ship they’ve gone after a luxury cruise ship.  Apparently the cruise ship, Nautica, out ran the pirates by accelerating to full speed.  All passengers and crew made it to safety without injury.

Apparently the International Maritime Bureau has issued warnings of piracy in both areas.  The Nautica was in an area that is patrolled by international anti-piracy task forces.  However this in no way guarantees a safe journey. 

In addition, the pirates and the owners of the weapons ship are negotiating a ransom.  Anyone else wonder how a 30,000 ton cruise ship outruns pirates, but a weapons ship doesn’t??

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/12/01/pirates.cruise.ship/index.html

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Best way to deal with these thugs is to use decoys…

Example: Arm up a few cargo ships and have them patrol thru that area. Once any pirates come within range, blow them out of the water.

Once a few pirates have been deep-6’d, they wont be so bold any more. Hopefully they’ll go back to what they do best… Killing each other.

Comment by Resin_Smoker

The best way to “deal with pirates” is to create a just world where no one are as poor as people in the Horn of Africa (or the hoods of Washington D.C.), so that frustration, anger, fear and necessity do not lead to desperate actions.

As long as the majority of the world’s population lives in absolute dire circumstances, directly paying with their blood, sweat and tears for the material wealth enjoyed by the few (largely white, christian) in this world, there will be crime and desperation – what else would you expect?

Comment by colono

Colono – I have to say I agree. It’s kind of like the Mexican immigration problem…once their economy is stable and growing there will be little cause to run across the border. I mean seriously, you don’t see Canadians rushing the border!

Comment by smartandfemale

Just World? In a pig’s eye! For all its worth, I couldn’t care any less if they all go back to pounding sand…or killing each other, which is what they seem to do best. There’s a reason why they are so lawless and starving with no government to speak off. Make your bed, sleep in it. There is no such thing as injustice.

Comment by paul in miami

Paul in Miami…I couldn’t agree more when it comes to actual terrorists…which is what the pirates are really.

However you have forgotten there are innocents that pay for their lawlessness. There a men, women, and children that starve everyday due to the careless actions of others. Those are the people I worry about.

Comment by smartandfemale

What is a terrorist? Terrorism in the Arab world is a real, deep felt reaction to one thousand years of racist violent raids by the white christian cultures – lately for oil.

However, do you imagine that terrorists would really attack innocent people in a school bus or students in a coffee bar?? Or is it a lot more feasible that these outcomes are orchestrated by leaders who are themselves led by foreign interests?

It is embarassing and an insult to intelligence this “terrorism” nonsense – get a grip!

How come “they” never attack their enemy, but always only innocent people in a manner that serves only their enemies (because it essentially generates NO sympathy at all, on the contrary) and which relies upon a media theoretical analysis (now entirely outdated, but certainly a western scenario orignally) and a spectacularisation?

If “they” are so anti-western, why do “they” want to get on the TV that they hate? Why don’t “they” go for the White House, for electricity infrastructures (which could bring down any culture for a while) or straight at nuclear power stations?

Probably because they are unwittingly led by their own enemies – remember who gave Saddam Hussein the poison gas he in the end was convicted for using (Rumsfeld) and who constructed the islamist, militant movement in the first place (to fight he Soviets in Afghanistan)??? Blowback!

Rulers and leaders of all countries have tea, cognac and cigars with each other all the time -the rest is media spìn to keep people in the dark nationalism of their minds.

There are no other terrorists than governments, politicians and business leaders – the rest are freedom fighters, although often misguided by the real terrorists.

Comment by colono

One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter, this is true. But let us examine what a terrorist really is. A terrorist attack, more specifically, is an attack on a country or its people designed to cause terror. A terrorist attack is not really about winning a war so much as causing fear and panic.

In this sense terrorists have won. Second of all, let’s look at terrorism in Israel/Palestine. It does go both ways, y’know. Anyway, let’s say that a Muslim suicide bomber walks into a crowded Israeli market and sets off his bomb. Well, that’s going to cause lots of fear and panic, and people live with this reality everyday. This has little, if anything, to do with white Christian anything, save maybe white Christian support for Israel. In the end, its about religious misrepresentation. Its about alot of thngss, in all actuality, but still.

As to who started all this, you bring up a good point. People tend to neglect alot of these 3rd world dictators and regimes and alot of these terrorist movements had the backing of the U.S. until they decided to go rogue. Now that they don’t listen, the U.S. thinks they should be stopped. Most of this was, as you said, Cold War related. Now that the Cold War is mostly over (though it may start again, fuck knows why), the U.S. has to deal with its bastard children.

Of course, this would have all been preventable if the U.S. had realized that communism might actually have been the lesser of two evils.

Man that was a rant…. sorry ’bout that.

Comment by phoenixofdiscordia

This is pretty much to the point I was trying to get at earlier – excerpt from/read the rest of this important piece if information here:
http://slash.autonomedia.org/node/11783

” In 1991, the government of Somalia – in the Horn of Africa – collapsed. Its nine million people have been teetering on starvation ever since – and many of the ugliest forces in the Western world have seen this as a great opportunity to steal the country’s food supply and dump our nuclear waste in their seas.

Yes: nuclear waste. As soon as the government was gone, mysterious European ships started appearing off the coast of Somalia, dumping vast barrels into the ocean. The coastal population began to sicken. At first they suffered strange rashes, nausea and malformed babies. Then, after the 2005 tsunami, hundreds of the dumped and leaking barrels washed up on shore. People began to suffer from radiation sickness, and more than 300 died. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the UN envoy to Somalia, tells me: “Somebody is dumping nuclear material here. There is also lead, and heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury – you name it.” Much of it can be traced back to European hospitals and factories, who seem to be passing it on to the Italian mafia to “dispose” of cheaply. When I asked Ould-Abdallah what European governments were doing about it, he said with a sigh: “Nothing. There has been no clean-up, no compensation, and no prevention.”

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