Somali pirates boarding a Chinese ship

Some photos of a Chinese ship being boarded by Somali Islamist pirates. From the UK Daily Mail:
Pictured: Desperate Chinese sailors fight off Somali pirates with beer bottles and Molotov cocktails
Bent down low to avoid being shot, this Chinese sailor lights a Molotov cocktail before throwing it overboard at Somali pirates.

Lined up before him are dozens of others he and his shipmates prepared in order to fight off the attackers as they boarded their ship in the Gulf of Aden.

The Zhenhua 4 cargo ship had earlier sent out a distress call as it realised it was being chased by pirates in speedboats armed with heavy machine guns and rocket launchers.
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The article then goes on to paint the pirates in a soft light saying that they were just reacting to the poverty in Somalia which hasn't had a stable government for two years. This is bullshit. There may not be a stable national government but the individual tribes are very tightly run and this kind of shit does not happen without approval from the top. The pirates are very well funded and have been a real pain for many years. They hold the ship for ransom, the owners quietly pay and everyone goes about their work. These people are using the ransom money to fund terrorism and to buy arms. Thank God people are starting to grow a pair and return fire on these sons of apes and pigs...

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