Thursday, November 20, 2008

Living The Life of a Pirate

Seems some of those rogues are doing quite well for themselves, living off the cash they extorted from the ships' owners. Amazingly, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of repurcussions for what they did.

Somali Pirates Living in Luxury

You probably don’t visualize a pirate as being anywhere else except on a pirate ship. But some of those infamous Somali pirates are using their stolen loot to build mansions, hire servants and buy luxury cars. Now of course nobody is condoning what these pirates are doing, or making any sort of apologies for them. [...]
UPDATE: Another descriptive bit of reporting:

Pirates Transform Villages Into Boomtowns

Somalia's increasingly brazen pirates are building sprawling stone houses, cruising in luxury cars, marrying beautiful women _ even hiring caterers to prepare Western-style food for their hostages. And in an impoverished country where every public institution has crumbled, they have become [...]


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