4.14.2009

You are being lied to about pirates

http://www.infowars.com/you-are-being-lied-to-about-pirates/
Black Beard
In the “golden age of piracy” — from 1650 to 1730 — the idea of the pirate as the senseless, savage thief that lingers today was created by the British government in a great propaganda heave.

Who imagined that in 2009, the world’s governments would be declaring a new War on Pirates? As you read this, the British Royal Navy - backed by the ships of more than two dozen nations, from the U.S. to China - is sailing into Somalian waters to take on men we still picture as parrot-on-the-shoulder pantomime villains. They will soon be fighting Somalian ships and even chasing the pirates onto land, into one of the most broken countries on earth.

But behind the arrr-me-hearties oddness of this tale, there is an untold scandal. The people our governments are labeling as “one of the great menaces of our times” have an extraordinary story to tell - and some justice on their side.
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