Causes number:

  • loss of Somalia fishing income due to theft by European, Korean among others, fishing actiivity in Somalia waters
  • lack of authority structure, which was not the case when the Islamic Courts held sway in the country, before Bush posse teamed up with the Ethiopians to invade Somalia and chase the Islamic Courts away
  • some accounts claim foreign boats are dumping industrial and toxic waste

Look at http://www.cfr.org/publication/19098/fighting_somalias_pirates.html?breadcrumb=/ and listen to interview.

Also listen to interview on Democracy Now with  consultant and analyst Mohamed Abshir Waldo.  http://www.democracynow.org/2009/4/14/analysis_somalia_piracy_began_in_response