Pirates Hijack Military Cargo Ship

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Pirates have hijacked a boat 200 miles off the coast of Somalia.

This is nothing new, of course, 2008 has been a bumper year for piracy. In fact, I blogged about Somali pirates back in April when some muppet thought it would be a good idea to take their million pound yacht to the piracy capital of the world.

This time it’s a bit different, though – it’s not a bored old man and his bit on the side on a million pound yacht, it’s a cargo ship loaded with ammunition, weapons and 32 Ukrainian T-72 tanks headed for Kenya. The pirates are currently en-route to Xarardheere, a fishing village in Somalia that’s used as a base by pirates. They say they want a $35m ransom before they’ll give the ship back.

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    a russian war ship is on the way, i think that will spice things up, i hope they film it

  2. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Just as the Royal Navy cleaned up the Indian Ocean in the 19th century and ended the slave trade there maybe this is the start of a russian resurgence and a muscovite re-invigoration!

    Maybe this is what will make the EU collapse under its own foetid weight, a power group that is only interested in its own self interest not those interests of child molesting greek olive farmers or goat knobbing belgian cheese makers?

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