Somali pirates may be part of larger world wide terrorism

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    I won't even quote the piece.

    I will just offer an interesting link with this thought:

    Is it possible that the Somali pirates are just a source of funding for an ugly and highly radical al qaeda spin-off type group known as al-Shabaab?

    Al-Shabaab: The new Al Qaeda? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    And if so, what are the odds of us moving our fight from Afghanistan to Somalia sometime in the not too distant future?
     
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    No I don't think that. Those Somalian pirates are doing what they do to fill their pockets and nothing more. Their money has actually been reported to going to some recent schools and buildings being built in Somalia. Also these men are rich now and some young girls have been flocking to to marry some of these pirates. I highly doubt that money is going to that rag tag team Al-Qaeda or any other terrorist group like that.

    Somalia is probably the most ignored country by the UN. Somalia has been war torn and in crisis for decades and no one seems to do anything about it. the amount of Somalian refugees in this country and in Canada and UK is just a indication of how messed up Somalia is where people have been fleeing by the millions.

    When I heard about these pirates i wasn't shocked. criminals run rampant there and it was only a matter of time until the criminals spilled out international.
     
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    Some quick research reveals that many experts on terrorism and that region very much disagree with you. For instance:
    Somali pirate money aids Al Qaeda terrorists | Spero News (NOTE, in that same piced, an interviewed pirate scoffed at the Time article, but I doubt that qualifies as a good basis to reject the conclusion. What the hell ELSE would he say?)

    I have no doubt that part of the motivation for those "pirates" is the serious poverty in Somalia. But funding jihad is a way for Islamic militants to be seen in the eyes of Allah on the same plane as an actual Islamic warrior engaged in the fight.
     
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    in my opinion the somali pirates do what they do mainly to enrichen themselves but it is not beyond the realm of possibility that they pay some kind of tribute to this terrorist organization.
     
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    Finally someone who is paying attention. Somalia is indeed a hotbed. Thanks for posting this Liability
     
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    Maybe a good message here... Can pirates read?

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    A record four ships were seized in 48 hours last week off the anarchic Horn of Africa nation, meaning Somali pirates are currently holding hostage four cargo vessels, two tankers and a tug boat, along with about 130 crew members.
    The spike in attacks at sea has coincided with a rise in assaults on land by radical
    al-Shabaab insurgents, including the capture on Friday of Somalia's strategic southern port Kismayu.

    The United States say al-Shabaab is a terrorist group with close ties to al Qaeda (see LA Times article August 25th, Al-Shabaab is Al-Qaeda). Experts say some of the businessmen and warlords who command the pirates are also funding the rebels. "The entire Somali coastline is now under control of the Islamists," Andrew Mwangura, head of the East African Seafarers' Assistance Programme, told Reuters in an interview.

    "According to our information, the money they make from piracy and ransoms goes to support al-Shabaab activities onshore, said Mwangura" Piracy has been rife off Somalia since warlords overthrew dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991. Experts say at least 30 ships have been hijacked off the coast so far this year -- and the attacks have hit unprecedented levels this month.

    Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl Since 1995: Piracy ransoms funding Somalia insurgency, Al-Shabaab "Pirates" terror group behind recent 4 ships seized in 48 hours, Video.
     
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    It is worn torn because shariah law has won over, and they are fighting against anyone and anything that is not the ummah.

    Stop ignoring the facts people
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFpVER4QBtY&feature=related"]YouTube - Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen of Somalia [1429 H. (2008)] Part 1[/ame]

    The new AQ indeed





    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFpVER4QBtY&feature=related"]YouTube - Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen of Somalia [1429 H. (2008)] Part 1[/ame]
     
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    What nation (purportedly NOT the actual birthplace of a certain current President of the United States of America) directly borders Somalia?

    Coincidence?

    You all will have to be the judge!

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    Yes your correct they are part of a world wide conspiracy, one with members such as the CIA/MI5/Mossad etc. pirates and their puppeteers. The perps stiring up grief for more war and more profit will use anyone pirate or president to make a buck.
     

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