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So I've seen a few people pop up, trying to defend the pirates who have been taking ships hostage, demanding huge ransoms, and who are now saying they're going to try to kill French and Americans in retaliation for our countries retaking ships.

Well, they're now going to have to add Yemem to the list. YEMEN! I didn't even know they had a Coast Guard.

Apparently, while they still are using the pollution excuse, they are now far out away from the waters they are claiming to defend. Also, you know how most of Somalia depends on the food aid sent by the UN? In the last week alone, they've attacked 3 ships that were either delivering food, or being sent to pick up more food and bring it back.

The below article talks about how most of Somalia relies on the food aid to live. And their "pirates" are taking the releif ships hostage. Yes, this means, in the name of greed, they're starving their own people.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/piracy

Date: 2009-04-15 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] princessdiablo.livejournal.com


Funny how we in America say "oh, poor Somalia, pirates are taking their food aid" when in Somalia they say "yay, pirates!"

Why We Don't Condemn Our Pirates in Somalia
By K'Naan , URB Magazine
Posted on April 14, 2009, Printed on April 14, 2009
http://www.alternet.org/story/136481/

Date: 2009-04-16 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] romeosolo.livejournal.com
I read the article. "Its complicated" is a far cry from "yay pirates." I don't deny that there were some things they had a right to do, but they've gone overboard now. They've made threats or revenge and escalations that the leaders of their tribes and clans have asked them not to act on.

They stopped being excuseable to me when they stopped going after the people who were hurting them, and started going after as much cash as they could get.

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