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Maritime Pirates: The New Terrorists?

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posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 12:19 PM
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I've noticed a proliferation of stories involving pirates(that's pirates in the classical "arr!" sense, not media pirates) taking shipping vessels:

here

here

and here

At the same time we have this apparent increase in piracy, the war-or-terror rhetoric is wearing thinner...

Do you think that, if these attacks continue, piracy will be the latest, or another, scapegoat?




posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 01:19 PM
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Personally,i'm pretty sure about it.I mean,that was even the reason for the US and Russia to kiss and make up,joinning forces under the threat of pirates.

Offcourse i can be wrong but pirates seem becoming more and more...

Also that makes me wonder if that shows a "preview" about future "targets".With "terrorism" it was Afghanistan and Iraq (and Iran even though nothing happened so far).



Bring on the new bombing targets...!! >_>



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 04:54 PM
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Koreans with machine guns come in from unprotected waters and steal rich peoples boats, hardly the "arr" kind.



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 06:36 PM
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Pirates are the terrorists from ages ago. That is why the proper way to deal with them is through letters of marque.

legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...



A commission by which the head of a government authorizes a private ship to capture enemy vessels.

The authority to do such capturing is granted to private vessels in letters of marque and reprisal. In the technical sense, a letter of marque is permission to cross over the frontier into another country's territory in order to take a ship; a letter of reprisal authorizes taking the captured vessel to the home port of the capturer.


Can also be used for terrorists.



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