Somali pirates' party days over...

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  1. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Hobyo - The empty whiskey bottles and overturned, sand-filled skiffs that litter this once-bustling shoreline are signs that the heyday of Somali piracy may be over. Most of the prostitutes are gone, the luxury cars repossessed. Pirates talk more about catching lobsters than seizing cargo ships....

    Check this link for full story:
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    I cant clap. This was always a seemingly easy problem to tackle.

    Although im pleased,--- im more ashamed it took so long to stop nothing more than nasty monkeys stealing handbags from tourists.

    Will shipping cost now return to normal --yeah in your dreams.
  3. Petros
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    It sounds like the tone of the article is sympathetic to the now unemployed pirates and their $1000 prostitutes. As if now the pirates being out of business is a bad thing since poverty is returning to their villages. Like it would be too much trouble to find honest work rather that stealing from others.

    Is that paper written for pirates? Or is it a joke?
  4. BPL
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    BPL Senior Member

    Easier to pirate in a lawless region than stop all pirates.
    Has it ever been easy to stop pirates?

    Economics: prices never go down :(
  5. troy2000
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    Not a whole lot of honest work available in Somalia... especially with no central government to enforce the laws, and protect businesses and the citizenry.

    add: the article didn't strike me as particularly sympathetic to the pirates. Quotes from them seemed mostly there to back up the fundamental assertion that piracy has declined, and isn't as safe as it was.

    I'm pleased to read that strikes were carried out ashore on their facilities, by the way; I must have missed that in the news reports.
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    Tea went from 50 to 5 per cup so maybe pro should cut her fee as well?
  7. lewisboats
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    Well hell...half of them make a half-hearted stab at working the night shift at "The Beef" with me. Might as well invite the rest...
  8. goodwilltoall
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    The original corrupt and thieving "central government" failed about thirty years ago, those who lived as thugs for the central powers where out of cash and assumed the life of more notorious pirates, they have now brought forth utter failure to thier society through the works of thier lawlessness.

    Perhaps at this time, the younger generation will be able to see the reasons for collapse, reject those ideas, and go back to the old paths of justice and righteous living, which requires a change of heart rather than thinking government is the cure. They have ancient tribal customs which work well, but only with a good and honest people.

    If they reject this path, the vacuum will again allow central government to assume control and be the rod of correction they need for thier own good.

    Either way, safe passages through Aden sea will be available.
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    A stable government is no cure-all, obviously. But it's hard for honest people and honest enterprise to thrive in a lawless environment.
  10. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    So much for the UN a bunch of useless expense sheets.

    So they all lived on a beach? and we knew what beach that was as they hijacked and kidnapped and black mailed.

    If only they had happened to mention that they might possibly be considering a teeny weeny ---nuclear device for domestic use.
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    Must spread rep. UN stands for Useless Nincompoops. Nincompoops are like mrorns only more poopier.

  12. pdwiley
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    Note this bit:

    That'd be the heavily subsidised EEC fishing fleet, I suspect. More power to the locals when it comes to preventing foreign countries from mining your fish stocks, particularly when it's a subsistence economy.

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