Somali pirates: Is it possible that these men are ultimately in the

employ of the American government or other Western nations?



Kitabat, Iraq

West Backs Ocean Piracy as Weapon of Control


Could it be that America and its allies nurture ocean piracy so that the bogeyman of terrorism can be maintained - and so Western enterprises that profit from war can maintain their revenue streams? Columnist Abdullah Abbas of Iraq's Kitabat writes that organized terrorism itself is an immoral capitalist tool which under the guise of sloganeering on democracy, is used to pursue the 'war on terror.'


By Abdullah Abbas



Translated By Nicolas Dagher


December 2, 2011


Iraq - Kitabat - Original Article (Arabic)

In one of our past editions, we discussed with amazement the emergence of the so-called Somali pirates in the waters surrounding East Africa. We hear in the news that the pirates have taken control of many ships (strangely always ships loaded with commercial cargo), but most often from countries other than the U.S.! And invariably, it doesn't take long until, after the pirates receive a ransom, the ship is released in return!!


We just have one passing question: How is it possible that forces of the great powers plying the seas and oceans, including in areas that piracy is endemic, are unable to put an end to attacks carried out by pirate elements from Somalia, a country that is engaged in a civil war?? And how could it be that such people can take over huge ships by force and steer them to secret locations to force the ship's owners, whether they be countries or giant corporations, to submissively approve their demands? And isn't it true that that the navies of superpowers like the U.S. and NATO that patrol the sea lanes have as their mission to fight terrorism and secure traffic on oceans and waterways?


We note that this phenomenon raises questions about whether the great powers have a hidden hand that encourages piracy, and where required, organizes criminal groups to secure the implementation of their unique interests: a mafia-terrorism maintained by them and carried out through this invisible hand.



This is what struck me after watching a satellite TV program about the relationship between the globe's dominant powers, first among them the United States, that control the international situation with covert support for all kinds of mafia groups. These are enterprises that affect the course of the economy, which in turn maintains their security and ensures that the parameters of Western influence are protected.


Some studies show that through this support and with the backing of certain nations, mafia profits on the black market now represent 50 percent of GDP in many other nations. These studies also show that the volume of mafia profits is equal to $110 billion annually, which illustrates the influence that the underground or black market economy has in various nations - developed and developing alike. The damage is further compounded by the spread of money laundering of income earned on the black market over recent years. When any risk endangers their plans, the capitalist powers that stand behind all underground economic activity rush to create a crisis wherever they deem necessary - for example, by conjuring up a pretext for "fighting terrorism." In fact, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to suggest that terrorism was created by them for that purpose.


So the program I watched got me to wondering: Are those who compare modern terrorism to expanding corporations - to the point where they now have public relations bureaus and branches like a bank - correct? Is there a link between the interests of such organizations and the United States of America, since the U.S. is the main country struggling against terrorism? What changes in the size and scope of so-called global terrorism in relation to recent events in the region?


Experts who study modern international terrorist networks see them more like large companies with media offices and banking divisions - in addition to cells of fighters and combat units. Tomorrow, in addition to being ideological and political, terrorism will be just another component of the capitalist economy. According to this view, terrorist activity is closely linked to shadowy areas of the economy like drug smuggling, the arms trade and trading in precious stones.    



And not only that, because the sensational terrorist bombings [of 9-11] resulted in such market volatility, the perpetrators and those who stand behind them were able to bring in huge profits.


Another entirely economic element behind the growth of terrorism is the so-called "terror trade." Because surrounding the prevention of terror, an entire vast market of goods, services and related technologies has emerged, both for governments and private entities.


In fact, the fight against terrorism became quite a lucrative enterprise. The proof is the activity of private U.S. security firms and companies that provide "special services." So an apparently paradoxical situation has emerged in which Western proponents of counter terrorism, particularly when it involves bombing attacks far from their own borders, consider it in their interests not in reduce the threat of terrorism, but rather to keep the danger lurking until the potential to reap lucrative profits while battling the scourge presents itself.


And that television program carried the strangest information. Analysts interviewed about Afghanistan said that the amount of land under drug cultivation since the U.S. occupation began has increased, and that 70 percent of this territory is under the supervision of the CIA and the Jewish state’s Mossad, while only 30 percent is under the supervision of local merchants!



There is no doubt that the West under U.S. leadership created organized terrorism and continues to facilitate it. Its creation is a scheme undertaken for material gain. And thanks to the capitalist ideology of greed, such terrorism has resulted in some of the most heinous acts ever perpetrated on mankind. Not only that, through mafias and the drug trade, it has injected new life into the invisible economy.


Loudly promoting slogans about battling terrorism and securing peace and stability through building democracy and freedom has brought us the creative chaos of these blood-thirsty humanists. Simply put, the so-called "war on terror" is an immoral but superficially-ethical American creation. Day by day, the details of this dirty game and how millions were consumed by shiny slogans in a holocaust of flame are emerging.



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