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ITS GOOD TO BE A PIRATE, A NOTE OF SATIRE FROM
THE GREAT NAMAZU
|NAMAZU, former Japanese giant catfish demigod , now AAB Analyst and Commentator recently completed the first four parts of his series on the the naval threats to global peace and his recommended actions for the English speaking world. With a sharp catfish eye out for pirates he didn't miss the retirement announcement of a major Somali pirate king pin early in the month. He sent us the clipping below as well:|
Somali president offers amnesty to pirates
(AFP) – 28 Feb 2013
MOGADISHU — Somalia's president has offered an amnesty to young pirates in a bid to end attacks off the Horn of Africa nation's coast, he told AFP.
"We have been negotiating with the pirates indirectly through the elders," said President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. "Piracy has to end".
Mohamud, elected by lawmakers six months ago, said that he wanted to offer an "alternative means of earning a living" to young Somalis who have taken up the gun to join pirate gangs.
However, Mohamud said that the amnesty was not open to pirate kingpins -- those who take the vast majority of the profits from the attacks -- some of whom are wanted by Interpol.
"We are not giving them amnesty, amnesty is for the boys," he said.
LINK TO FULL ARTICLE: http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2013/02/exclusive-somali-president-offers-amnesty-to-pirates/
NAMAZU COMMENT: Let's see, that's amnesty for the boys and a pension plan for the King Pins( see previous posting below)....its good to be a pirate!
SOMALII PIRATE KING PIN "BIG MOUTH" ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
|NAMAZU, former Japanese giant catfish demigod , now AAB Analyst and Commentator recently completed the first four parts of his series on the the naval threats to global peace and his recommended actions for the English speaking world. He noted that during the era of the Barbary Pirates, piracy had become virtually a state enterprise. He notes that Somalia if not cured of piracy soon could evolve into a virtual pirate state. He noted that the pirate business was so routine now in Somalia that he read of the first pirate retirement in our news service. We thought this a good time to reprint our lead and link to that story. As usual the big catfish has it right, pirate "admirals" can retire peacefully and rich, even today.|
One of Somalia's most notorious pirates, who terrorized vast areas of the Indian Ocean, generating multi-million dollar ransoms from the ships he seized, has announced his retirement.
Mohamed Abdi Hassan, aka 'Big Mouth', says he is quitting after spending eight years as a pirate leader.