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African Pirates Use Millions of Dollars in Ransom on Drugs, Real Estate, Prostitutes


World  (tags: Somali pirates, violence, terrorism, politics, world, africa, news )

Cal
- 409 days ago - cnn.com
Pirates off the Horn of Africa hauled in hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years -- and funneled those funds into drugs, prostitution, real estate and other ventures.



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S J. (118)
Monday November 4, 2013, 3:29 pm
If they pay for university fee, the we may not have pirate anymore but Robin Hood instead :) I hope they will do it soon since we need more Robin Hood. Don't you think, Cal.

Thank you Cal
 

Jonathan Smithsonian (4)
Monday November 4, 2013, 3:42 pm
noted
 

Ben B. (39)
Monday November 4, 2013, 10:58 pm
It seems piracy is big business nowadays. While it might be tempting or even satisfying to make war on the "foot-soldiers" of the piracy world, it would be better to pursue the financial kingpins. You need money to wage war, cut of the money supply and hopefully you reduce an opponent's ability to make war. Follow the money, freeze accounts, seize funds, render the linchpins to the Hague for prosecution. Protect international shipping. Piracy should not be tolerated.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 12:56 am
Noted.
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 4:17 am
Where's peace?
 

Karen Martinez (18)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 4:34 am
Another example of the idea that money corrupts. Thanks for sharing the article.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 5:21 am
And what did you expect pirates to use ransom for? Homes for the poor and hospitals for the sick? They are pirates!
 

. (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:13 am
Not surprising. They'll do anything to continue their vile activities. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 3:26 pm

They are not doing anything wrong, because they are robbing and pirating against non-Muslims. Therefore they are righteous.
 

Yvonne White (233)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 3:41 pm
So pirates are Africa's Rock Stars & politicians?;) They "funneled those funds into drugs, prostitution, real estate and other ventures"...
 

Deborah W. (6)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 1:20 am
First strike is always the hardest and tkaes the most guts. Depending on how it's handled, more will follow (and has). Why are you surprised when counterbalance measures weren't addressed in the beginning? Too late to the dance.
 
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