This is like praising the 9/11 hijackers for increasing visibility in Manhattan.
“Prince Charles hails PIRATES for an ’explosion’ in marine life due to scared fisherman,” by Joseph Carey, Express, October 6, 2017:
PRINCE CHARLES has praised ocean pirates for scaring off fishermen that has led to a “fantastic explosion for bigger and better fish”.
Speaking at an ocean conservation conference in Malta, the Prince of Wales stirred up controversy by praising Somalian pirates for scaring off trawler crews to create a greater wealth of marine life.
The Royal said: “As a result, there hasn’t been any fishing there for the last ten or 15 years. And from that, there has been a fantastic explosion of bigger and bigger fish.”
Since delivering his contentious comments, two former military members have lashed out at the Prince for his apparent endorsement of Somalian gangs.
Ex-SAS trooper and anti-piracy expert Phil Campion and ex-soldier Stephen Beardsley have both called the Royal out for his unethical endorsement.
Mr Campion stated: “These are nasty gangs doing extreme harm, not worrying about life.
“There’s a few extra fish. Compare that to people’s lives lost, it’s insensitive. If Charles thought about it he’d have a change of heart.”
Mr Beardsley echoed the statement by the former SAS trooper: “They aren’t friendly, never mind environmentally friendly.”
Five Britons have been captured by Somalian pirates who have launched 103 attacks on ships since 2012.
Maritime stats state that 1,753 people have been taken hostage by pirates worldwide with 12 being killed….