Do any of you even have a clue why this stuff is going on? This is disgusting!
The driving force behind piracy in the Gulf of Aden is because shipping lanes where moved into traditional fisheries locations. The tankers started
dumping crap into the waters, killing the fisheries, starving families and driving them into poverty. What has been labeled piracy is actually
reactionary tactics to an aggressive outside influence, primarily U.S. The waters are being policed by national forces, to protect their cargo. In
other words, the armies, Russian, American, and many others are on the pay role of the corporations that are involved.
check this out
following text taken from above link
"The Illegal Fishing Piracy
The other more damaging economically, environmentally and security-wise is the massive illegal foreign fishing piracy that have been poaching and
destroying the Somali marine resources for the last 18 years following the collapse of the Somali regime in 1991. With its usual double standards when
such matters concern Africa, the "international community" comes out in force to condemn and declare war against the Somali fishermen pirates while
discreetly protecting the numerous Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing fleets there from Europe, Arabia and the Far East.
Biased UN resolutions, big power orders and news reports continue to condemn the hijackings of merchant ships by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean
and the Gulf of Aden. If response to both piracy menaces was balanced and fair, these condemnations would have been justified. European Union (EU),
Russia, Japan, India, Egypt and Yemen are all on this piracy campaign, mainly to cover up and protect their illegal fishing fleets in the Somali
In all these piracy ballyhoo and campaigns, why is the other key IUUs fishing piracy ignored? Why are the UN Resolutions, NATO Orders and EU Decrees
to invade the Somali seas fail to include the protection of the Somali marine resources from IUU violations in the same waters? Not only is this
outrageous fishing piracy disregarded but the illegal foreign marine poachers are being encouraged to continue their loot by as none of the current
Resolutions, Orders and Decrees apply to the IUUs, which can now freely fish in and violate the Somali seas. The Somali fishermen can no longer scare
away the IUUs for fear of being labeled pirates and attacked by the foreign navies unlawfully controlling the Somali waters. Even the traditional
Somali trading dhows are in panic of being mistaken for pirates.
a) The IUU Menace and Fish Laundering Practice
There is no doubt IUU is a serious global problem. According to the High Seas Task Force (HSTF), IUU does not respect national boundaries or
sovereignty, puts unsustainable pressure on stocks, marine life and habitats, undermines labor standards and distorts markets. "IUU fishing is
detrimental to the wider marine ecosystem because it flouts rules designed to protect the marine environment which includes restrictions to harvest
Juveniles, closed spawning grounds and gear modification designed to minimize by-catch on non-target species….In so doing they steal an invaluable
protein source from some of the world´s poorest people and ruin the livelihoods of some legitimate fishermen; incursions by trawlers into the inshore
areas reserved for artisanal fishing can result in collision with local fishing boats, destruction of fishing gear and deaths of fishermen" says
HSTF. In its report, Closing the Net: Stopping Illegal Fishing on the High Seas, HSTF puts worldwide value of IUU catches at $4 to $9 billion, large
part of it from Sub-Sahara Africa, particularly Somalia."
This is what ATS is for, an actual conspiracy!
[edit on 2010/6/10 by EliyahuHaNave]