Today's pirates are the result of a failing state in Somalia and success. Two hundred years ago, pirates would let ships pass if a country paid a bribe. Today their modern counterparts have extorted as much as $100 million in ransoms, which means that piracy has now become Somalia's fastest growing industry.Middle East Michael Oren Thomas Jefferson Morocco
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