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Posted by on Nov 18, 2009 in Breaking News, War | 2 comments

Somali Pirates Hire Spokespeople?

Per a WSJ.com report (registration/subscription may be required) …

“We have attacked a ship with an American flag — we tried to throw our ladders for climbing (but) it sped and (has) gone away,” said Abdullahi Nor, who identified himself as a pirate spokesman.

So if pirates hire spokespeople, are they really pirates? Maybe I’m stuck in Hollywood/Johnny-Depp mode, but I honestly thought part of the pirate mystique was a flagrant rejection of this level of sophistication.