Somalia pirates, pysops, and movies

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I don’t remember this story too well from 2009, Maersk Alabama hijacking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediabut that’s all going to change this week when Tom Hanks comes to a screen near you (on 10/11). So we’ve got an ongoing, current, boat going on…. in Italy. That dovetails nicely into the release of a blockbuster movie Captain Phillips (2013), which is about an older Somalia psyOp. Lies built on lies built on lies. Compounding lies, exponential lies if you like. We need a fakeologist phrase for it. Makes your head spin, does it? It’s no wonder Hollywool is so successful, and has been contracted out to manufacture news. That’s vertical integration for you, globalized!

The Maersk Alabama hijacking was a series of events involving piracy that began with four Somali pirates seizing the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama 240 nautical miles (440 km; 280 mi) southeast of the Somali port city of Eyl The surviving pirate, Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse, was held on the USS Bonhomme Richard and was eventually flown to the U.S. for trial. In a federal courtroom in New York City, prosecutors brought charges that included piracy, conspiracy to seize a ship by force, and conspiracy to commit hostage-taking.[33] Muse’s lawyers asked that he be tried as a juvenile, alleging he was either 15 or 16 years old at the time of the hostage taking, but the court ruled Muse was not a juvenile and would be tried as an adult.[34][35] Muse later pled guilty to piracy charges and was handed a prison sentence of 33 years and nine months.[36][37] Lawsuit[edit] On 27 April 2009, Maersk Alabama crew member Richard E. Hicks filed a lawsuit against his employer, Waterman Steamship Corporation and Maersk Line, Ltd., for knowingly sending him into pirate-infested waters near Somalia. Houston attorney Terry Bryant, who is representing Richard Hicks, said the ship owners knowingly exposed their employees to imminent danger and took no steps to provide appropriate levels of security and safety for their employees.[

Captain Phillips (2013) – Plot Summary

Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is – through director Greengrass’s distinctive lens – simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization.


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