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Pirate state: inside Somalia's terrorism at sea

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In 2009, the United States was hit broadside by Somali pirates who attempted to capture the U.S. flag ship Maersk Alabama . Suddenly, the pirates were no longer a distant menace. They had thrust themselves onto the American stage. Are the Somali pirates a legion of desperate fisherman attacking cargo ships and ocean cruisers to reclaim their waters? Or is piracy connected to crime networks and the madness that grips Somalia? What threats do pirates pose to international security? To answer these questions, Peter Eichstaedt crisscrosses East Africa, meeting with pirates both in and out of prisons, talking with them about their lives, tactics, and motives. Ultimately, he comes face-to-face with a former fighter with Somalia's brutal Islamic al-Shabaab militia. He discovers that piracy is a symptom of a much deeper problem: Somalia itself. Pirate State explores the links between the pirates, global financiers, and extremists who control southern Somalia and whose influence extends across the Gulf of Aden into Yemen and connects to extremists in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Somali pirates are desperate and dangerous men who will do just about anything for money, and Pirate State argues that turning a blind eye to piracy and the problems of Somalia is inviting a disaster of horrific proportions.
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Grouping Titlepirate state inside somalias terrorism at sea
Grouping Authoreichstaedt peter h
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display_descriptionProviding a timely and never-before-seen perspective on the ever-increasing menace of Somali pirates, this account shows how the cargo ship and oil tanker hijackings and ransoms in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean have turned one of the world's busiest shipping lanes into one of the most dangerous. By way of one-on-one interviews with pirates, their associates, their victims, and those who police them, the book reveals piracy's origins, tactics, and increasing links to terrorists in Somalia, East Africa, and the Middle East, including Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. These sources point to a scenario in which Somali pirates might not just be out for themselves; they may be a part of a larger, more sinister infrastructure of global financiers and Islamic extremists that if not dealt with soon could greatly destabilize the region and perhaps threaten United States national security.
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subject_facetElectronic books
Hijacking of ships -- Somalia
Maritime terrorism -- Somalia
Piracy -- Somalia
title_displayPirate state : inside Somalia's terrorism at sea
title_fullPirate state : inside Somalia's terrorism at sea [electronic resource] / Peter Eichstaedt
Pirate state [electronic resource] : inside Somalia's terrorism at sea / Peter Eichstaedt
title_shortPirate state
title_subinside Somalia's terrorism at sea
topic_facetElectronic books
Hijacking of ships
Maritime terrorism