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Let's Talk The Pirate Business
11-18-2008, 06:01 PM,
Let's Talk The Pirate Business
I have just seen the most utterly ridiculous NEWS STORY that I have seen in a long time. It looks like the powers that be are in the PIRATING BUSINESS now and have strategically placed the largest oil tanker that they own in a fishing village off the Somali coast. Daring someone to try and rescue it. But don't kill the villagers.........

I have chosen to place the link to the story here:

Anyone reading this story should read it line by line and find the lies and the double speak that is in every single sentence in this article. This whole story is ridiculous and laughable.....but sad as well since it is obvious they are not only trying to start another war but use this to YET manipulate oil prices again.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats. H. L. Mencken

11-18-2008, 07:54 PM,
Let's Talk The Pirate Business
I saw the same story...different article. But yeah, something definately stinks there.
The name of the Ship, the very well supplied "pirates", and the timing is all so very suspect.

Supertanker loaded with oil hijacked

Quote:DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Somali pirates hijacked a supertanker off the Kenyan coast, seizing the Saudi-owned ship loaded with crude and its 25-member crew, the U.S. navy said Monday.

Lt. Nathan Christensen, a spokesman for the U.S. navy's 5th Fleet, said the pirates hijacked the Sirius Star -- a newly commissioned ship owned by Saudi oil company Aramco -- 830 kilometres southeast of Mombasa, Kenya.

He said the pirates were taking the ship to a Somali port of Eyl where hijacked vessels are often held.

Somali pirates have seized several ships off the Horn of Africa coast in the past week, but the latest hijacking -- of a tanker the size of an aircraft carrier -- marked a dramatic escalation.

The pirates are trained fighters, often dressed in military fatigues, using speedboats equipped with satellite phones and GPS equipment. They are typically armed with automatic weapons, anti-tank rockets launchers and various types of grenades.

The 330-metre tanker seized Saturday can carry about two million barrels of oil.

Christensen said the Sirius Star was carrying crude at the time of hijacking, but he did know how much. He also had no details about where the ship was sailing from and where it was headed.

The ship was sailing under a Liberian flag. The crew includes citizens of Croatia, Britain, the Philippines, Poland and Saudi Arabia.

A British Foreign Office spokesman said there were at least two British nationals aboard the ship, but said he could offer no further details on the vessel or what had happened to it.

The Sirius Star was built in South Korea's Daewoo shipping yards and commissioned in March.

An operator with Aramco said there was no one available at the company to comment after business hours.

Calls went unanswered at Vela International, the Dubai-based marine company that operated the ship for Aramco.

As pirates have become better armed and equipped, they have sailed farther out to sea in search of bigger targets, including oil tankers.

A NATO flotilla of seven ships, as well as a Russian frigate and Indian vessels, are in the Gulf of Aden to help the U.S. 5th Fleet in anti-piracy patrols and to escort cargo vessels.

The 5th Fleet said it has repelled about two dozen pirate attacks since Aug. 22 in the gulf, which connects the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean and is one of the world's busiest waterways with some 20,000 ships passing through it each year.

...And it kinda reminded me of that movie Waterworld...Dennis Hopper was the sea pirate that had his crew living on a super tanker like that one.
"Listen to everyone, read everything, believe nothing unless you can prove it in your own research"
~William Cooper

11-18-2008, 10:18 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-18-2008, 11:37 PM by ---.)
Let's Talk The Pirate Business
Yeah, I clocked that too - at 450miles offshore those 'pirates' must be drawing in a lot of loot from the kidnap business and of all the names of ship..makes you think.. :rolleyes:arrrrrrrrr mateys black gold.

I agree an 'operation' looks on the cards - I'm sure a lot of reactionaries in the states would be up for that after what happened last time. not many people realise but the breakaway region of democratic Somaliland has had it's own government and for all intent and purpose a functioning democracy for almost two decades - they have repeatedly petitioned the IMF for re-structural loans (not such a great idea,I know) but have always been refused as the UN refuses to recognise this functioning African state in it's own right separate from the war-ravaged regions Somalia that is widely known from the MSM.
Quote:In the northwest, there is the secessionist region of Somaliland with its capital in Hargeisa that declared its independence in 1991. This Isaaq-dominated governing zone is not recognized by any major international organization or country, although it has remained more stable and certainly more peaceful than the rest of Somalia, neighboring Puntland notwithstanding.

However this new story seems more likely to try and bring military intervention onto Somaliland's neighbour Puntland - where there indeed isd Pirate activity but more interestingly:

Quote:American and Chinese oil companies are also excited about the prospect of oil and other natural resources in Somalia. An oil group listed in Sydney, Range Resources, anticipates that the Puntland province in the north has the potential to produce 5 billion to 10 billion barrels of oil

I used to buy Khat off a Somalian guy in the UK - Somalia is one fucked up country.

quotes - wikipedia
11-19-2008, 05:00 PM,
Let's Talk The Pirate Business
About an hour or so ago this story surfaced on msnbc's page but is now off and archived:

Title of article is "Suspected Pirate Mother Ship Sunk"

Then earlier you have this article appearing on the page for a few minutes before being archived:

Title is "Why Somali Pirates Are Hard To Beat"

The picture of the Somali's holding AK's in a picture that was posted on their main page didn't stay up long and now I can't find it - looked staged. It looked like they were people who were pulled off the street & given weapons and told to say "cheese" for the camera. I do wish the CIA would get a little more creative in their propaganda peddling.

I personally think that we are gearing up for war and that Bush wants to leave office with at last a half dozen wars going on worldwide.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats. H. L. Mencken


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