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Piracy on Somali coast

Somalia is reading almost exactly as the Barbary Coast - all the affected countries trying to put forth the least investment and, ultimately, increasing the danger and final cost by appeasing the pirates in the short term. I've been reading about it as a dangerous region for at least a decade.

I was hopeful a couple years ago when the US Marines became involved in an incident or two, but now I'm fairly cynical. I can't imagine any sailor being foolish enough to risk their boat given the region's current reputation, yet the temptation for someone actually sailing into the region must be far higher than I've experienced.
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