Unholly alliance: Somali pirates ally with Islamists
# Islamists have used the pirates to bring in arms shipments and foreign fighters, providing weapons and training in their use in return. They also help with bases from which the pirates operate
# Hardliners, known as the Shabab, now have a degree of control over several pirate groups and provide operating funds and specialist weapons in return for a share of the ransoms being paid to free the ships and crew
# As many as 2,500 young Somalis have been trained by the Shabab at points all along the Somali coast
# The Islamists are using the pirates to train their own forces in naval tactics so that they can provide protection for arms being smuggled in Somalia from Eritrea.
According to Phastidio.net, Somali pirates are in talks to buy Citigroup!! (Ehh, no, this was just a joke!!! 😆 )