Friday, November 20, 2009

Somali pirates can't be beaten at sea, why we cannot condemn them!

Somali pirates are back in the headlines after a Spanish trawler and its 36 member crew has thrust the issue of Somali piracy back into the spotlight. The vessel was released after a ransom payment exceeding $3m was agreed. Does not sound like a great amount when you hear millions Billions and trillions bandied about but in a country with an average income is $2 a day that sum is princely heck it is princely to most of us. Somali pirates can't be beaten at sea

Somalia to get EU training force to counter Islamist insurgents

Anyway I am not going to talk about the amount of piracy but the reason our pirates "yes we killed their livelihood necessitating Piracy. I published this story in April. Please read the story at the link. It is scary what we did and you have to wonder where else we have done stuff like this.

I knew the fishing industry died however I did not know we killed it by dumping nuclear and other industrial waste there. Brother pointed out that Somali war lords were bought off to dump hazardous waste in their waters. A Swiss firm called Achair Partners, and an Italian waste company called Progresso, made a deal with Ali Mahdi, that they could dump containers of waste material in Somali waters. These European companies were said to be paying Warlords about $3 a ton, where as to properly dispose of waste in Europe costs about $1000 a ton. Why we don't condemn our Somali pirates

I heard the fish were dead there and the fishermen took to pirating but it figures someone has been dumping nuclear and other toxic waste there. I do not blame them for pirating but stealing stuff is one thing. Ransoming for millions and disrupting the world is another but we disrupted them. They are supporting whole villages. I don't know what the answer is. They even take ships that are feeding their people. What do you do avoid the area and let them starve? I don't know!

It really bothers me that it seems whenever I delve into something it is always capitalism behind the problem. We keep hearing the virtues of Capitalism but our own problems and I am seeing around the world are caused by Capitalism run Amok. The great system of Capitalism is destroying our world. We have got to rein it in and control it. I was concerned with Bush's warmongering and the world marshaling forces to take him on. I was concerned about Israel instigating war too thinking they were the world’s primary problem. I thought they were controlling the US and we were going to end up destroying the world at their bid.

* We are so brainwashed, we never hear or see the truth. I noticed behind every frigging conflict including Gaza and Georgia and Afghanistan was oil and other energy sources so I just took the normal course of blaming all our problems on oil and other energy sources as the world postured to move into the future. Stupid me! In regard to our problems here I keep saying we see the enemy and he is us but son of a gun it is! We are the problem of the entire world. Capitalism! It is out of control and will destroy the world unless we rein it in. What say you!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Holte Ender said...

We rein the toxic dumpers in on home soil, to a degree, so they take their trash to a country that is lawless, we try and control the fish taken from the sea, by imposing catch limits, so the industrial fishing boats, go and strip the ocean bare somewhere else. You are right when you say "Capitalism run Amok" there are no ethics to be seen.

One Fly said...

That's right Jim-good post and as always Holte adds his wisdom to make the point even better.

But since we're not in control and not going to be in control any time soon we get to write about the obvious. That's why we're smarter and better than the whore biggies in the media.

Demeur said...

What people fail to realize is that $1000 per ton figure will seem cheap compared to the billions it will cost to do a clean up. Sadly the international laws on dumping have no teeth. A small fine is a small price for a multibillion dollar company.

an average patriot said...

Holte iot really stinks! I remember with Bush the standard line was we did nothing to deserve this, we did nothing wrong. hell we ave used and fucked up the entire world for our gain. Hell we have done nothing right!

an average patriot said...

Thanks Tom! I am really sick of hearing how we are helping the world on one hand while we are destroying it with the other.

an average patriot said...

Demeur you know you are right but what stinks is the companies will always make their big bucks rape the environment and we will pay the bill!