So, anyway, to that end I found this blog post:
When pirates hit the news and it had nothing to do with Johnny Depp, I knew there had to be something else behind the purple haze of media fan fare. For some 9/11 started their new life of living in fear, for me and others, it was a reminder that hearkens back to our elementary school days when the teacher would pull out the front page of the news paper and have the class write down questions based on the headline.
Why pirates? and Why now?
We in the west have an on going love affair with pirates and outlaws in general. If the media chose to call them terrorists of the sea I do not feel they would achieve the smokescreen that they need. In October of 2008 Al Jazeera wrote “Somali pirates have accused European firms of dumping toxic waste off the Somali coast and are demanding an $8m ransom for the return of a Ukrainian ship they captured, saying the money will go towards cleaning up the waste.” I have yet to see anything in any mainstream US media about this toxic dumping and that the pirates showing growing outrage over the poisoning of the the Somalia coast. To think that 3 years before, in 2005, there was a United Nation report released stating the toxic waist dumped off the coast of Somalia had drifted because of the Asian tsunami. Five years? There were no reports of pirates before 2005. I know that cargo value nor access to boats has gone up since 2005. So why are they all over the new now? It’s much easier to make your country look like the good guys and play the victim when the evil monster who are out to get you have a name… From everyone’s a terrorist to pirates…
SO I know you are sick and tired of hearing about it, but for those of you who want ammo to combat the fucking stupidity of the media on a daily basis (as I do) there it is.
I hope the pirates keep fucking up people who come to take advantage of their country's poor situation.