When I first read about Somalian pirates seizing a Saudi supertanker, I wondered why the Somalis would attack their benefactors.
This pirate attack on a Saudi tanker is fairly ironic, since the Sauds have been financing rabid Islamism and terrorism in Somalia for years. The Iranians have been financing it too.
It’s not clear which group of pirate/terrorists are responsible for this. If the Saudis manage to save the tanker by bribing or magically ‘reforming’ the pirates, we can assume that this was a Saudi setup to make the KSA appear to be essential allies to the west.
Saudis have been sponsoring radicalism and political/economic unrest in Somalia for years.
Our Wahhabi allies have created a very comfortable niche for themselves by stirring up trouble, then ‘fixing’ the mess they created. With the help of the British, it’s how “God’s Terrorists” managed to get control of Mecca and Medina in 1921, despite the objections of Winston Churchhill, T. E. Lawrence and the majority of the Muslim World.
Looks like they’re doing it again. The Salafi Islamist radicals in Somalia are going to save the world from these nasty, Salafi Islamist radical pirates!
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A radical Islamic group in Somalia said Friday it will fight the pirates holding a Saudi supertanker loaded with $100 million worth of crude oil.
Abdelghafar Musa, a fighter with al-Shabab who claims to speak on behalf of all Islamic fighters in the Horn of Africa nation, said ships belonging to Muslim countries should not be seized.
In the past two weeks Somalia’s increasingly brazen pirates have seized eight vessels including the huge Saudi supertanker. Several hundred crew are now in the hands of Somali pirates.
What would we do without our rabid Islamist friends?