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Category Archives: Piracy
It is worth looking in to the history of the US Marines at this point, the creation of which was a reaction to the then enormous ransoms being paid to Muslim naval kidnapping gangs called, ‘The Barbary Pirates’, who’s booty … Continue reading
RT: Published: 06 January, 2013, 22:33 Photo made on January 7, 2010 shows an armed Somali pirate (AFP Photo/Mohamed Dahir) The UK’s first private navy in almost 200 years has been set up by a group of pioneering businessmen, former … Continue reading
This is a brilliant example of whit is critical that the USA maintains global hegemony of the oceans. Piracy can and will end world trade. Collapse civilizations and move millions from affluence to poverty and disease. If you don’t believe … Continue reading
Translation: Nicolai Sennels from this article in Jyllands-Posten April 6th 2012 “Soldiers wants to change pirate mandate“: “The last three years Danish warships has released more than 200 pirates after having first arrested them. Recently the Danish warship Absalon had to release … Continue reading
Huff Post: First Posted: 1/18/12 11:58 PM ET Updated: 1/19/12 12:19 AM ET For the third time this month, the U.S. Navy has come to the aid of Iranian fishermen. On Wednesday, the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey came the the rescue … Continue reading
This is West Africa now. Not off the coast of Somalia. From Expatica.com Five Spaniards are among a 23-strong crew captured on a Cyprus-flagged tanker off the coast of the West African country of Benin, Spain’s government said Thursday. … Continue reading
This is what happens when the civilized world abandons its responsabilities.
Anyone think this might be a sign of Geert Wilders’ excellent influence in the Parliament of the Netherlands? From Radio Netherlands < Map Published on : 16 June 2011 – 3:10pm | By Ruben Koops (Photo: AFP) The Dutch navy will … Continue reading
Interesting article and audio about the Barbary pirates. A bit of history that fell down the memory hole.
Muslim Pirates Sold a Million Europeans as Slaves: Lewis Lapham Barbary pirates 1 of 2 Barbary pirates 2 of 2 The cover jacket of “Pirates of Barbary” by Adrian Tinniswood. Source: Riverhead Hardcover via Bloomberg Audio Download: Muslim Pirates Sold … Continue reading
This requires a proper translation from the original Danish but below I will put the gist of it in English…
Here is a sitrep from STRATFOR which I think may be indicative of how an Islamic world might look… Somalia: Al Shabaab Wants Monitors On Hijacked Ships February 28, 2011 Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab demanded that pirates allow … Continue reading
A misnomer if there ever was one: “The countries of European flag-carriers reject arrangements of this sort. The thinking is that the threat of violence to crews would increase if violence is met with violence.” So what the Finnish Foreign … Continue reading