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2008-12-23 02:34:51 PM
I see actual pirate had nothing to say about global warming.
 
2008-12-23 02:52:33 PM
Wow, I'm so used to politicians being interviewed I was shocked to see him getting to the point and actually answering the question asked.

/Shamun Indhabur - Somali Pirate Maverick for president in 2012
 
2008-12-23 03:18:30 PM
Is this an E: True Pirate Story?
 
2008-12-23 03:36:13 PM
Does he also reveal that he's the son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor?
 
2008-12-23 03:39:56 PM
That's actually a really good interview.
 
2008-12-23 04:26:07 PM
arrrr!

/yarrr!!
 
2008-12-23 04:27:44 PM
I got married 7 months ago, didnt realize that my new wife is a pirate until recently. It's the only way to explain why she is so stingy with the booty.
 
2008-12-23 04:28:05 PM
Did he say "AAAAAAARRRRRR" a lot & talk about bottle of rum & scurvey dogs?
 
2008-12-23 04:28:31 PM
I want to see these pirates start turning up dead. This shiat is getting old.
 
2008-12-23 04:31:11 PM
Jesus christ. That was terribly enlightening, and so disturbingly blunt. I wish all news stories were like this
 
2008-12-23 04:31:40 PM
ShawnDoc: /Shamun Indhabur - Somali Pirate Maverick for president in 2012

So you turned this into Republican bashing on the 2nd post, nice. Your party won, get over it already.
 
2008-12-23 04:31:44 PM
Yossarian22: I got married 7 months ago, didnt realize that my new wife is a pirate until recently. It's the only way to explain why she is so stingy with the booty.

Like the man in the article said, sometimes the only solution is to get in there and plunder the booty by force. When drunk.
 
2008-12-23 04:32:04 PM
FTFA: What if the Islamists come back to power?
The Islamists are not homogenous groups, they are heterogeneous.


Wow. This third world pirate is smarter than my President. How fukcing sad.
 
2008-12-23 04:32:26 PM
Sin_City_Superhero: I want to see these pirates start turning up dead. This shiat is getting old.

China apparently is sending warships out. We'll see how that works out for them.
 
2008-12-23 04:33:12 PM
This article sounds more like what someone would think a pirate might say than what they really would say.

Maybe it's for real, but I'm doubting it.
 
2008-12-23 04:33:56 PM
FuturePastNow: That's actually a really good interview.

It definitely explains why they resorted to piracy. I can understand their frustration, but they basically admit they are nothing but kidnappers and armed robbers. That's hard as hell to respect, no matter what kind of desperation spawned it.

I did find it interesting that they say that French nationals will be treated harshly if and when they are captured; I wonder if they realize what kind of hell will be unleashed upon them if they follow through with that. Most nations are treating this piracy as a minor nuisance right now because it is nothing more than an inconvenience for the shippers and crew. They haven't gone around killing people. If that changes, you can bet that this enabling attitude will disappear fast.

If somebody does manage to establish a decent central government in Somalia, restore order, and encourage investment and job creation, I wonder if these pirates really will trade their extortion for a 9 to 5 factory job. Some likely will do so, but I bet that they will decide the comparatively easy money had by piracy will remain a convincing temptation.
 
2008-12-23 04:35:39 PM
Approves:
bp0.blogger.com
 
2008-12-23 04:36:12 PM
Robo Beat: Yossarian22: I got married 7 months ago, didnt realize that my new wife is a pirate until recently. It's the only way to explain why she is so stingy with the booty.

Like the man in the article said, sometimes the only solution is to get in there and plunder the booty by force. When drunk.


..worth a shot. Will pick up some grog on the way home and a cutlass just in case. I either get the booty or end up a fark headline.
 
2008-12-23 04:36:27 PM
Is it that hard to secure a ship?

i40.tinypic.com

Come and get it.
 
2008-12-23 04:37:00 PM
Pirate: We needed the money, and we went for it.
USA: We needed the oil, and we went for it We are defending freedom.

Tell me, why the first case is labeled piracy and the second one is labeled war, considering they are the same thing?
 
2008-12-23 04:39:35 PM
almafuerte

Pirate: We needed the money, and we went for it.
USA: We needed the oil, and we went for it We are defending freedom.

Tell me, why the first case is labeled piracy and the second one is labeled war, considering they are the same thing?


Do we really have to? I'd rather make pirate jokes, or at just say Arrrrr.

/arrr
 
2008-12-23 04:40:39 PM
If only there were some clues as to whether these are the words of a day to day Somali fisherman or whether the journalist coached him at all with any of the answers;

The Islamists are not homogenous groups, they are heterogeneous.

Now I'm a smart cookie, but even I had to dig out Jolly Roget's Thesaurus to check the whole homogenous versus heterogeneous.

And my point? Well if you can help him with the big words you can probably help him with the whole "we are simply the victims of socio-economic stuggle in the ongoing battle to eradicate third world poverty

I call Bullshiat on Newsweek
 
2008-12-23 04:42:09 PM
almafuerte: Pirate: We needed the money, and we went for it.
USA: We needed the oil, and we went for it We are defending freedom.

Tell me, why the first case is labeled piracy and the second one is labeled war, considering they are the same thing?


Because in the first they actually got the money, and in the second the US never actually obtained anything but higher oil prices for their trouble. If invading Iraq was intended to take over the oil, the government did an incredibly shiatty job of taking control of it.
 
2008-12-23 04:42:42 PM
I came for the Booty.
Leaving disappointed.
 
2008-12-23 04:44:18 PM
Forget the captain.

www.viewpoints.com

Hello sailor!
 
2008-12-23 04:44:21 PM
I'm an excellent driver: Now I'm a smart cookie, but even I had to dig out Jolly Roget's Thesaurus to check the whole homogenous versus heterogeneous.

So you have trouble figuring out why a homosexual keeps trying to put it in your butt? Or why a heterosexual man and his wife have children?
 
2008-12-23 04:44:31 PM
I'm an excellent driver
If only there were some clues as to whether these are the words of a day to day Somali fisherman or whether the journalist coached him at all with any of the answers;

The Islamists are not homogenous groups, they are heterogeneous.

Now I'm a smart cookie, but even I had to dig out Jolly Roget's Thesaurus to check the whole homogenous versus heterogeneous.

And my point? Well if you can help him with the big words you can probably help him with the whole "we are simply the victims of socio-economic stuggle in the ongoing battle to eradicate third world poverty

I call Bullshiat on Newsweek


Seconded, for the very same reason you've stated.
 
2008-12-23 04:46:26 PM
texastag: Forget the captain.



Hello sailor!


My favorite
 
2008-12-23 04:47:04 PM
uncov.com
 
2008-12-23 04:47:49 PM
I'm an excellent driver: Now I'm a smart cookie, but even I had to dig out Jolly Roget's Thesaurus to check the whole homogenous versus heterogeneous.

There's a handy way to remember. Hint:

i263.photobucket.com

msnbcmedia4.msn.com
 
2008-12-23 04:48:48 PM
akula: It definitely explains why they resorted to piracy. I can understand their frustration, but they basically admit they are nothing but kidnappers and armed robbers. That's hard as hell to respect, no matter what kind of desperation spawned it.

It may be true, but do you think any of them would say, "Well it pays better than fishing."

akula: I did find it interesting that they say that French nationals will be treated harshly if and when they are captured; I wonder if they realize what kind of hell will be unleashed upon them if they follow through with that. Most nations are treating this piracy as a minor nuisance right now because it is nothing more than an inconvenience for the shippers and crew. They haven't gone around killing people. If that changes, you can bet that this enabling attitude will disappear fast.

Depends how smart they are. From what he said they might just not treat them as well, and ask for more money. Even if they started killing people unless they are tourists most people still won't care that much (maybe I have a low estimate of people). I actually doubt any western nation has the stomach to go in and kill people for a few dead merchant sailors. There is no way to do that without killing their own troops or killing somali civilians.

akula: If somebody does manage to establish a decent central government in Somalia, restore order, and encourage investment and job creation, I wonder if these pirates really will trade their extortion for a 9 to 5 factory job. Some likely will do so, but I bet that they will decide the comparatively easy money had by piracy will remain a convincing temptation.

Yep.

A Nike plant opening in downtown Bootytown that pays the same or slightly more than fishing isn't going to get anyone out of piracy.
 
2008-12-23 04:48:49 PM
<b>Philip J. Fry</b> So you have trouble figuring out why a homosexual keeps trying to put it in your butt? Or why a heterosexual man and his wife have children?

My trouble is not why he keeps trying to put it in my butt, but should I let him?

See - now you've made me piss off the Pope!
 
2008-12-23 04:49:11 PM
I Said: FTFA: What if the Islamists come back to power?
The Islamists are not homogenous groups, they are heterogeneous.

Wow. This third world pirate is smarter than my President. How fukcing sad.


Maybe he just has a good translator.
 
2008-12-23 04:49:18 PM
I Said: FTFA: What if the Islamists come back to power?
The Islamists are not homogenous groups, they are heterogeneous.

Wow. This third world pirate is smarter than my President. How fukcing sad.


Your president is a pirate too, albeit one that doesn't understand big words.
 
2008-12-23 04:51:34 PM
So...

How does the journalist being smarter than your president help?
 
2008-12-23 04:52:24 PM
Richard Saunders: I'm an excellent driver
If only there were some clues as to whether these are the words of a day to day Somali fisherman or whether the journalist coached him at all with any of the answers;

The Islamists are not homogenous groups, they are heterogeneous.

Now I'm a smart cookie, but even I had to dig out Jolly Roget's Thesaurus to check the whole homogenous versus heterogeneous.

And my point? Well if you can help him with the big words you can probably help him with the whole "we are simply the victims of socio-economic stuggle in the ongoing battle to eradicate third world poverty

I call Bullshiat on Newsweek

Seconded, for the very same reason you've stated.


I'm from Ottawa, and I can personally attest that Somali's don't speak like this guy apparently is doing. Pirate: The solution is to restore peace in Somalia so that we can have a better life and more job opportunities. That's much more intelligent then what the "educated" Somali's of Ottawa can say. Example: Yo wuttup Abdi? I was wit my homey Abdi and da rest of da Abdi's in the Ledbury-Banff Crips last night yo, and my bro Abdi came wit us and we popped us some biatches on da big ship yo and got us dis money we pirates ARGHHHH

/Sorry for the racism, but that's how Somali's talk. And yes, they are all named "Abdi" which essentially means "slave" or "servant" in Arabic.
 
2008-12-23 04:52:57 PM
FTA: The solution is to restore peace in Somalia so that we can have a better life and more job opportunities.

Didn't we try that already? Oh yea, we did and it wasn't exactly a success.
 
2008-12-23 04:53:33 PM
sniklacg:
Maybe he just has a good translator.


that's what i thought
 
2008-12-23 04:53:34 PM
My dad was a merchant seaman for twenty years. As a kid, he told me about how he got attacked by pirates a couple of times.

Most of the time, they were just fishermen who tried to board the ship and steal basic supplies - paint, food, money, etc. He said they were usually able to get rid of those pirates by turning the ship's fire hoses on them as they tried to board.

But one time, in the Philippines, he was on a naval sealift vessel that was almost attacked by real pirates. They approached on a speedboat, but were warded off by gunfire. They were transporting guns and ammunition to a naval base, and they had been encouraged to open up the crates and "test out" the goods on the way, so the guy on watch fired a shotgun a few times into the air. The boat turned and left.

It was an awesome story when I was five.
 
2008-12-23 04:55:42 PM
I'm an excellent driver: Now I'm a smart cookie, but even I had to dig out Jolly Roget's Thesaurus to check the whole homogenous versus heterogeneous.

And my point? Well if you can help him with the big words you can probably help him with the whole "we are simply the victims of socio-economic stuggle in the ongoing battle to eradicate third world poverty

I call Bullshiat on Newsweek


There is probably little chance he used that language, but he could have very well made that same point. If he has any sort of power in SOmalia he is going to know about the "politics".
 
2008-12-23 04:55:52 PM
if we needed the oil we would have drilled of the coast of Florida or in Alaska where there is more oil then in all of Arabia. Forget defending freedom. The reason we declared war on them is they are evil and need to be turned into a parking lot.

ok maybe only some of them are evil, maybe only a few, maybe less then 1 percent, but I would rather bomb them all every day for the rest of time then have them attack us again even one time.

when someone kills thousands of your people in a morning you turn their country into an uninhabitable dust bowl, it may not be the Chicago way, but it will do. that is why we should have started out the war with a month's worth of carpet bombing. it would have been cheaper and there would have been fewer American casualties

our elected officials are supposed to protect us against enemies both foriegn and domestic, that means turning them into buzzard food
 
2008-12-23 04:56:17 PM
mmmmm....booty.
 
2008-12-23 04:57:16 PM
shoretalken.files.wordpress.com

/approves of this headline
 
2008-12-23 04:59:23 PM
Yossarian22: I got married 7 months ago, didnt realize that my new wife is a pirate until recently. It's the only way to explain why she is so stingy with the booty.

I lol'd.

And I pretty much summed up all his positions for Farkers when the Sirius was captured... Saudi funding the insurgents, but the insurgents bluffing about not having treaties with the pirates.

My new prediction: They are terrified of French, who despite the surrender meme, will send frogmen in to attack the pirates if an important french company is taken over. Even more scared of Russians who will risk the death of hostages just to kill them all and seize back a ship. Also, they would not dare dump that oil, that would end up putting the UN forces in Somalia again.
 
2008-12-23 05:00:08 PM
Sybarite: Does he also reveal that he's the son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor?

No but he does say

Oh, better far to live and die
Under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part
With a pirate head and a pirate heart.
Away to the cheating world go you,
Where pirates all are well-to-do;
But I'll be true to the song I sing,
And live and die a Pirate King.
 
2008-12-23 05:01:01 PM
Pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel sticking out of his pants...

Bartender: "You know you got a steering wheel sticking outta your pants?"

Pirate: "Yarrrrggg, it's driving me nuts."
 
2008-12-23 05:03:11 PM
Is that a real pancho or is that a Sears pancho: Pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel sticking out of his pants...

Bartender: "You know you got a steering wheel sticking outta your pants?"

Pirate: "Yarrrrggg, it's driving me nuts."


I laughed way too hard at that.

/love me some pirate jokes
 
2008-12-23 05:03:13 PM
The plural of ninja is ninja.
 
2008-12-23 05:04:43 PM
I'm an excellent driver: Now I'm a smart cookie, but even I had to dig out Jolly Roget's Thesaurus to check the whole homogenous versus heterogeneous.

You're a smart cookie? Really?
 
2008-12-23 05:05:22 PM
Aeonite: The plural of ninja is ninja if you're speaking Japanese.

FTFY, weeaboo.

/Literate weeaboo
 
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