Terror on the Seas
True Tales of Modern-day PiratesBook - 2009
An assessment of modern piracy links multi-national, lucrative operations by organized crime syndicates and local warlords to current threats in national security and the War on Terror, in an account that also reveals the role of piracy in environmental hazards, economic problems, and jihad activities.
Pirates. To many, the word conjures up images of swashbucklers in the eighteenth century. The very idea that pirates might still ply the seas today seems preposterous and far-fetched. But pirates most definitely still exist. And as Terror On the Seas shows, their violent activities on the other side of the glove can have wide-reaching effects— whether on our economy or the war on terror.
Daniel Sekulich takes readers on an eye-opening voyage into the world of high seas piracy, a multinational, multibillion-dollar enterprise controlled by organized crime syndicates and local warlords. Sekulich sails through some of the most dangerous waters on the planet to chronicle this threat to national and international security. He meets with victims of attacks, those fighting the perils, and even pirates themselves.
Terror on the Seas tells an explosive story of modern piracy, one that’s costing over $25 billion a year to battle and that poses the risks of environmental disaster, economic chaos, and holy war.
Links multi-national organized crime syndicates and local warlords to current threats in national security and the War on Terror, and reveals the role of piracy in environmental hazards, economic problems, and jihad activities.