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Opinion: Something Fishy About the War on Piracy?

I thought there was something a little odd about the most recent pirate escapade off the Somali coast.

A captain of a cargo ship is bound for Kenya with food for the hungry ("loaves and fishes"). He "sacrifices" himself for the safety of his crew. He gets freed (rises from the dead after being "entombed" in a watertight boat) after about 3 days, on EASTER SUNDAY. Sound familiar?

Three pirates are killed from a considerable distance by sharpshooters. One of them is right next to the hostage. Captain emerges without a scratch.

Now, I'm not crazy about Somali pirates. However, the piracy thing has been going on for literally DECADES in the South China Sea. Ships are often boarded, the entire crew is murdered, and the cargo and vessel are floated to China, Vietnam, or wherever. And no one is or has made great effort to put a stop to it.

So why the sudden step up of anti-piracy measures in Africa? Why not Asia too?

Moreover, why aren't these ships' crews allowed to be ARMED?


At Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

The MSM leave out inconvenient facts, like the one about the Islamic Courts Union, when they were in charge of Somalia, had virtually eliminated piracy.

They leave out the fact that Western nations have been dumping toxic sludge, including radioactive waste, off Somalia's coastline for decades, decimating the fishing stocks.

They don't talk about the Pentagon still smarting from not being able to find any African nation willing to host its "Afri-Com" base, forcing the Department of War to place the HDQ's--for now--in Germany.

But let's not let facts get in the way of ginning up support for another US war against another Muslim nation, to please our Jewish masters.

At Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

They were in a lifeboat that had been supplied by the Navy and being towed?

My guess is that they had that lifeboat mic'd and were listening in nonstop and when they heard the "pirates" were going to give themselves up, they shot them.

Can't have any flag waving, strike up the band heroics when somene gives themselves up.

Can't be flying in Navy Seals several thousand miles and then not let them play with their toys.

At Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Blogger Titus Sviatoslav said...

More importantly, you never hear about the Iranian ship Dayanat that was carrying a Chinese nuclear cargo when it was hijacked by Somali pirates who later died when they opened the cargo containers.

Dumping nuclear waste?? A big dirty bomb for ziostan?? we'll never know because the MSM hushed the whole thing up.

The old site had an extensive post on it, but "avast matey, the scurvy WUFYS went to the bottom of Davey Jones internet locker"

At Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other words, even the Chinese are dumping nuclear waste in Somalia. The invaders may think they're fishing in non-contaminated areas, but they're sorely mistaken, as fish have significant ranges, as does water.

We must stop using the current nuclear technology.

Perhaps we can rocket all the waste to the moon, or find a way to destroy it safely.

At Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Blogger Titus Sviatoslav said...

Heres the ziostaniac take on the Dayanat event - a big whinefest as usual.

Everyone hates us part 1Woe is ziostan part 2

At Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

I have part of that dirty bomb story that didn't get any legs, but was interesting to read.

I imagine another dirty bomb will be upon us soon, probably some tramp freighter parked in some American port that's being guarded by AIG that's controlled by the Greenbergs.

Hikacking and flying another airliner into a building is so 9/11.

How is it that the crew, which had been on the Deyanat a helluva lot longer than the pirates are released safe, sound and HEALTHY?

They were on the same ship the pirates hijacked so why aren't they coming down with those "mysterious" ailments that Pentagon disinfo sites like TBR kept repeating ad nauseam?

Yellow Journalism at its worst, with each succeeding story being modified to fit their latest delusional rantings.

What is Yellow Journalism?Yellow journalism, in short, is biased opinion masquerading as objective fact. Moreover, the practice of yellow journalism involved sensationalism, distorted stories, and misleading images for the sole purpose of boosting newspaper sales and exciting public opinion.

Like passing on lies that helped ignite the Spanish-American War to passing on lies that helped launch the invasion of Iraq to the lies that are being peddled to launch the invasion of Iran.

From saying that the Deyanat was going to be detonated like a dirty bomb near Israel, killing hundreds of thousands of Israeli's--and fellow Muslims in Palestine and Lebanon--to saying the ship was going to dock at Haifa.


Another delusion is that some secretive Internet censoring software is keeping the story away from the MSM.


Why are the only major media outlets to run with the tabloid version of this story the Rupert Murdoch owned London Times and FOX News?

A search of the JPost and New York Times, neither of which can be called a shrinking violet when it comes to running sensationalised stories, shows NO hits on the MV Iran Deyanat.

Another War for IsraelAnd why did this story break at the same time the US House was trying to declare war against Iran, by instituting a blockade with a bill championed by Rep. ACKERMAN of New York?

Call me silly, but I have a sneaky suspicion that when that Iranian blockade bill comes back before the House, there will be another of those hijackings involving another Iranian ship with "mysterious" cargo.

From the Indian ExpressMUMBAI, OCTOBER 10 Armed Somali pirates on Friday released three Indians and 26 other members of the crew on board a hijacked cargo ship after keeping them in captivity for more than one- and-a-half months. All were unharmed.

“The vessel has been released by Somali pirates and all crew are safe and healthy,” the Directorate General of Shipping said in a release.
The Indian crew released are Jeevan Kiran D’Souza of Kasargod in Kerala, Akbar Ali Rafeeque Juwale of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra and Anthony Clive Themudo of Goa.

The ship, MV Iran Deyanat, carrying 40,000 tonnes of iron ore en route from China to Netherlands, was hijacked on the Red Sea by Somali pirates on August 22. Besides Indians, the ship had Iranians and Croatians. The pirates with weapons had come in speed boats and seized the ship. India had sought the assistance of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in the matter.

And from Wikipedia, we have this:MV Iran Deyanat is an Iranian ship (owned and operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines) that was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden by 40 pirates with Kalashnikovs and RPGs on August 21, 2008. The crew of the ship includes 29: a Pakistani captain, 14 Iranians including an engineer, 3 Indians, 2 Filipinos, and 10 Eastern Europeans.[2] The ship was freed on October 10, and the crew was unharmed.[3] Reportedly, the ship went underway bound to Muscat in Oman.

At Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Blogger Titus Sviatoslav said...

The Dayanat did eventually make it to Rotterdam:


At Wednesday, April 15, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the heck is an Iranian ship bringing Chinese nuclear waste to Rotterdam?

it seems much more likely that it was meant to be dumped along the way for a nominal fee, when it was hijacked by patriots, and then some zooks attempted to make propaganda out of it, rather than tell us the truth.


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