Friday, February 11, 2011

Pirates make 2010 worst year ever for shipping : why we tolerate our pirates

As many as 53 ships were hijacked at sea, 1181 sailors taken hostage and eight killed in 2010, making it the most dangerous of all recorded years in international shipping. Pirates make 2010 worst year for shipping

Somali pirates lose battle to South Korean commandos

Malaysia holds 7 Somali pirates after saving ship

2010 was the worst year ever and there has already been 22 piracies in January! It is only going to keep getting worse as the year progresses. I watched a special where it was an honor to be chosen to attend pirate school and learn the trade' The pirates have the support of 70% of the villages as they bring in a lot of money where traditional means of income have disappeared.

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

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