The Truth about The Somali “Pirates”
The Truth about The Somali “Pirates”
“Only the devil and I know the whereabouts of my treasure, and the one of us who lives the longest should take it all.”
- Edward Teach AKA Blackbeard
Be very wary of Western Media. My best college Professor told our class: “Half of what you read in the Newspaper is a lie”. Too which I said, “Well, then why don’t you read half the paper?”. Which in turn made everyone in the class laugh, including a fly girl that became a San Diego Charger Cheerleader. I swooped her. But that’s neither dope Champagna nor Tony Montana.
Anyways, the point I am trying to make is don’t believe everything our country is telling you about the Somali “Pirates” and how horrible they are.
Here is The Truth:
Following the collapse of the Somali regime in 1991 The “International Community” (Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Russia, Britain, Ukraine, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Yemen, Egypt and many others.) has been illegally poaching and destroying the Somali Marine Resources.
This Illegal, Unregulated and Unlicensed fishing is destroying fish stock, marine life, and the habitats.
Illegal, Unregulated and Unlicensed fishing are using trawlers in even the inshore areas of reserved for artisanal fishing.
These illegally caught fish are “laundered” with legitimately caught fish.
Since Somalia has not had a functioning “Coast Guard”, the rest of the world has taken advantage of the situation as they have vastly over fished their own seas.
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Many Somali fisherman have been killed by trawlers and had their fishing nets destroyed over the last 18 years.
In 2005 there were over 800 illegal fishing vessels At One Time in Somali waters.
Over $450 Million in fish annually, have been taken illegally from Somali waters with out paying tax or royalties to the Somali People. And since it is unregulated, they have not paid attention to conservation or the environment.
A bunch of other complicated license scams have been run, which I can’t explain because even I think the shit is confusing.
The Somali’s have complained to the UN at least three times. No one listened.
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Industrial, Nuclear and Toxic waste have been dumped in Somali waters. The waste has caused deformed babies and killed many people.
Somali fishermen in various regions of the country also complained to the international community about the illegal foreign fishing, stealing the livelihoods of poor fishermen, waste dumping and other ecological disasters, including the indiscriminate use of all prohibited methods of fishing: drift nets, under water explosives, killing all “endangered species” like sea-turtles, orca, sharks, baby whales, etc. as well as destroying reef, biomass and vital fish habitats in the sea.
Now, who are the “Pirates”?
So what do you expect the Somali Fisherman to do?
Imagine what would happen if you fished illegally and dumped waste off the coast of San Diego?
Ill tell you, you would have every San Diego Fisherman and Surfer blowing up your boats.
Try dumping toxic waste on The North Shore. Or try dumping chemical waste on Maroubra Beach and see what The Bra Boys do.
If nuclear waste was dumped on your beach you’d grab a cutlass, too.
And you would stop him in his tracks and show him you are Ruthless.
A couple more points to bring up:
Piracy is the result of one thing: Rebellion to unjust activity.
Sure the Pirates are living it up, smoking hashish, boozing, swooping mad girls, and chowing down stimulants. Who can blame them? I would too. In fact, they sound like some cool cats to roll with.
Now that we killed a few Somali “Pirates”, the Somali people are completely backing the Pirates. So are the Islamic Militants.
The Hornet’s Nest has been stirred.
And we cannot fight another war on another front (See The Art of War).
Remember one thing: What did America do, in the days of George Washington, before we had a Coast Guard?
We used Pirates.
The Somali Pirates: The Most Radical Revolutionaries of our Generation.
Let’s make peace in Somalia. Then we can go over and swoop Fly Somalian Girls.
The Rest is Up to You…
Michael Porfirio Mason
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