Saturday, October 22, 2005

Pirates hijack ship off Somalia via the BBC

Pirates have seized a cargo ship off the coast of Somalia, local officials have confirmed.
They said the Maltese-registered ship, Pagania, was attacked late on Wednesday as it sailed from South Africa to Europe with a cargo of iron ore. The hijackers are reportedly demanding a $700,000 (£394,000) ransom for the release of the ship and its crew, all believed to be Ukrainian.

More than 20 ships have been seized or attacked in the area since March. The International Maritime Bureau - which records such attacks - has recently advised ships "to keep as far away as possible from the Somali coast".
A UN-chartered ship carrying food aid to tsunami victims in northern Somalia, the MV Semlow, was released this month, after being held by hijackers for 100 days.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4363344.stm

And you thought Pirates where just in the movies didn't you? 007 is never around when you need him, and none of this poses a threat to the US does it? Think again........ Not only is this growing threat a potential problem for the US, the ramifications are serious for the enitre world. What kind of sick pukes hijack UN Chartered Ships and why in the bloody hell did it take 100 days for MV Semlow to be released? This also shows you the limp dick sydrome (LDS) at the UN and its inability to do anything. Crack Special OPs units should have been deployed and this boat secured within 48 hours. The boat secured and the hijackers killed. Send a message to other despots of the Seven Seas that the world will not put up with this bullshit.

However please note in the story what the BBC doesn't tell us.. Who are the Hijackers and don't think they don't know. Think about it.... The BBC has a history of refusing to call a SPADE a SPADE. These Hijackers are terrorist by any definition. Unless of course you subscribe to the BBC's defintion. Whatever that might be...

4 Comments:

Blogger jedith said...

It would be fun to be a pirate.

October 22, 2005 3:12 PM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Interesting picture Jedith! Pardon me for not being up on World Flags but what Nation's flag is that in the picture?

I admit there is something "fun" about the idea of being a pirate. Somehow I don't think these guys are the Robin Hoods of the Seven Seas!

October 22, 2005 3:20 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

I was just gonna say that! I always wanted to be a pirate when I grow up.

On the other hand, I'm not a big fan of the UN. And lately, I'm not a big fan of the BBC either. If that ship's story was the other way around, and terrorists were held in the middle of the sea, you wouldn't hear the end of it.

October 23, 2005 5:47 AM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Isn't that the truth Joker. How certian media outlets will "spin" a story to suit the editorial view of the paper. Whatever happened to reporting the facts. The who what where when how and why instead of imposed and often stealth views?

Maybe the US should load the GITMO boys onto ships and detain them on the high seas. The press wouldn't be any worse!

October 23, 2005 5:56 AM  

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