Somali piracy 'evil that must be erased'

Somali piracy 'evil that must be erased'

There are 45 comments on the Independent Online story from Nov 24, 2008, titled Somali piracy 'evil that must be erased'. In it, Independent Online reports that:

The spate of piracy attacks off the Somali coast, such as the hijacking of the Sirius Star super-tanker last weekend, raises the spectre of maritime terrorism, according to experts.

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Since: Nov 08

Bristol, UK

#41 Nov 28, 2008
Jazz singer wrote:
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I have never heard such nonsense: the defence of piracy and kidnapping. It seems that you enjoy it!!
You present piracy as an alternative lifestyle to fishing!
You should know that economic woes are never an excuse to impose violence on innocent people. Plenty of people are loosing their job as we speak, but that doesn't give them an excuse for committing crime!
When fishermen all around the Mediteranea are prevented to fish because of EU rules or the depletion of fish stock, they don't resort to piracy to make a living, do them?
As for denying the violence! Maybe you think that to hail a ship in high sea and seize it at gun point, then detaining its crew against ransom is not showing violence? This is called piracy and it is condemned worldwide by any decent people.
Don't give us that rubbish about 'neocons' and Western geostrategic needs. You would try to tell me that a criminal is a nice guy after all!
Do you think we are all soft in the head?
Pirates, terrorists: same thing = cowards.
You must be very stupid to compare people losing their jobs in the west to somali fishermen. There is no welfare state in somalia. SO if you lose your livelihood you have nothing in somalia.
Try think more clearly next time

If i was a fisherman who has seen livelihood destroyed by foreigners, i will not hesistate to hijack these ships. They are stealing food and the fishermen are simply taking it back
Jazz singer

London, UK

#42 Nov 28, 2008
unforgivable wrote:
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You must be very stupid to compare people losing their jobs in the west to somali fishermen. There is no welfare state in somalia. SO if you lose your livelihood you have nothing in somalia.
Try think more clearly next time
If i was a fisherman who has seen livelihood destroyed by foreigners, i will not hesistate to hijack these ships. They are stealing food and the fishermen are simply taking it back
And you must be very stupid if you think I am going to believe your pityful excuses to explain piracy.

Fishermen loose their livehood, and then need a gang to hijack at tanker with a ransom of $15M, to make a living.

I doubt very much that the ransom, if paid, will even end up in the pockets or ordinary fishermen. More likely, it will boost the coffers of Al Qaeda to buy more weapons.

Your excuses are really pathetic. You must think that people are stupid enough to believe them.

There is no excuse for piracy; it's against international law and call for hanging. Period.

Don't waste my time with your lame excuses...

Since: Nov 08

Bristol, UK

#43 Nov 28, 2008
Jazz singer wrote:
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And you must be very stupid if you think I am going to believe your pityful excuses to explain piracy.
Fishermen loose their livehood, and then need a gang to hijack at tanker with a ransom of $15M, to make a living.
I doubt very much that the ransom, if paid, will even end up in the pockets or ordinary fishermen. More likely, it will boost the coffers of Al Qaeda to buy more weapons.
Your excuses are really pathetic. You must think that people are stupid enough to believe them.
There is no excuse for piracy; it's against international law and call for hanging. Period.
Don't waste my time with your lame excuses...
Top US general: There is no link between pirates and Al qaeda.http://uk.news.yahoo.com /22/20081125/tpl-uk-somalia-pi racy-usa-81f3b62_1.html

There goes your ridiculous theory. Al qaeda the eternal mystical bogeyman according to the americans have nothing to do with pirates.

The international comuunity never headed the calls of somalian fishermen who were complaining for ages against illegal fishing and toxic dumping off the coast of somalia. Well they have certainly caught their intentions now haven't they.

Listen dude, it's clear you never heard of somalia beyond black hawk down. Just stick to the affairs of your country dude. The horn of africa geopolitics is beyond you
Jazz singer

London, UK

#44 Nov 28, 2008
unforgivable wrote:
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Listen dude, it's clear you never heard of somalia beyond black hawk down. Just stick to the affairs of your country dude. The horn of africa geopolitics is beyond you
Listen dude, I don't need to know about Somalia and its fishing problem to join most decent people who condemn piracy. Obviously the rule of law is beyond you!

Since: Feb 08

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#45 Nov 28, 2008
Captain A wrote:
Go ahead France, go get them! Lets see the French Navy take action for the peace of the world? Its a noble cause and no one would give you grief for it.
Why France?
They'll surrender faster than you think.

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