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The pirates showed “quite clearly - and subversively - that ships did not have to be run in the brutal and oppressive ways of the merchant service and the Royal navy.” This is why they were popular, despite being unproductive thieves.
Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the U.N. envoy to Somalia, tells me: “Somebody is dumping nuclear material here. There is also lead and heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury - you name it.” Much of it can be traced back to European hospitals and factories
European ships have been looting Somalia’s seas of their greatest resource: seafood
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They call themselves the Volunteer Coast Guard of Somalia - and it’s not hard to see why.
this doesn’t make hostage-taking justifiable, and yes, some are clearly just gangsters
70 percent “strongly supported the piracy as a form of national defense of the country’s territorial waters.”
George Washington and America’s founding fathers paid pirates to protect America’s territorial waters, because they had no navy or coast guard of their own. Most Americans supported them. Is this so different?
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