Tuesday, April 14, 2009

CROSSBONES 6

In case you were wondering, I'm still sticking up for the pirates. And before you jump to conclusions, it's well worth reading this alternative angle by Johann Hari on the story (thanks to Yin for the link).

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5 comments:

Thomas Bey William Bailey said...

I wanted to read that editorial, but couldn't in good conscience follow the link when I realized it was a HuffPo piece. Being that it's the ultra-partisan house organ of the bogus American "Left" (which wrings its hands over the slaughter in Darfur but was famously uncritical of huge civilian death tolls in Lebanon '06 and elsewhere), just their banner ads alone would make me gag.

That said, maybe some fellow bloggers have recapped the story elsewhere by now...

William Bennett said...

Johann Hari is a pretty good polemicist who, to my eyes, has enemies in all the right places

WXXX said...

I would add to Hari's brief history that before the "arrr-me-hearties" golden age of piracy was the age of English exploration, for which we know names like Drake and Raleigh, who in their exploratory expeditions doubled as pirates, looting Spanish galleons for gold and dark flesh, with the implicit sanction and encouragement of Elizabeth I.

Here is a nice collection of stories (including Hari's) on the subject of nuke dumping & fish looting off the Somali coast... Seems that Europeans will ultimately be paying a much more dear price than multi-million ransoms if they are eating tuna marinated in radioactive waters!

WXXX said...

Well well well...

English Pirates by Somali Proxy?

Wendell said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTxJLlQCe4U K'Naan on the Somali pirates.