Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Piracy in Somalia

It all seems such a clear-cut case: piracy. It is so black and white. The piracy acts are evil, surely. Or aren't they? Is it possible that there is another side to this coin? Could it be that it is not so clear-cut? Did a propaganda war waged centuries ago by the British empire embed an image of a pirate into our mind that is far from the truth? Freedom fighter or terrorist? Coast guard or pirate? Are the few Somalis that attack large vessels the pirates? Or are we the so-called first world nations the true pirates?

Find out for yourself. Read these articles and you might walk away with the opinion that there are two types of pirates and the big and evil pirates are the US, the EU, China, Taiwan, etc.

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