Tap to unmute

The Rise and Fall of Somali Pirates

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 23 เม.ย. 2024
  • The Rise and Fall of Somali Pirates
    Use code JOHNNYHARRIS at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: incogni.com/johnnyharris
    Are Somali Pirates the Robin Hoods of the sea? How piracy in East Africa went from frustrated Somali fishermen to highly organized crime networks.
    My next video is live on Nebula NOW! It's about the dark side of Olive Oil - a story that involves widespread corruption and Italian Mafia bosses. Watch now: nebula.tv/videos/johnnyharris...
    Check out all my sources for this video here: docs.google.com/document/d/1o...
    Thank you to the experts we spoke with that helped with our research in this story:
    - Dr. Brandon Prins for the maritime piracy event and location data maps: brandonprins.weebly.com/miner...
    - Cyrus Mody, Deputy Director of the International Maritime Bureau
    - Matt Bryden, Strategic Advisor at Sahan Global
    - Michael Scott Moore, American journalist and novelist
    -- Video Chapters --
    0:00 Intro
    2:24 Ad Read
    5:23 Pirates
    8:42 The Rise
    17:40 The Height
    22:45 The Global Response
    25:08 The Fall
    27:14 Credits
    27:36 Announcements and Outro
    Check out my new channel with Sam Ellis - Search Party: / @search-party
    Get access to behind-the-scenes vlogs, my scripts, and extended interviews over at / johnnyharris
    Do you have an insider tip or unique information on a story? Do you have a suggestion for a story you want us to cover? Submit to the Tip Line: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FA...
    I made a poster about maps - check it out: store.dftba.com/products/all-...
    Custom Presets & LUTs [what we use]: store.dftba.com/products/john...
    The music for this video, created by our in house composer Tom Fox, is available on our music channel, The Music Room! Follow the link to hear this soundtrack and many more: • Somali Pirates | Origi...
    Johnny Harris is an Emmy-winning independent journalist and contributor to the New York Times. Based in Washington, DC, Harris reports on interesting trends and stories domestically and around the globe, publishing to his audience of over 3.5 million on TH-cam. Harris produced and hosted the twice Emmy-nominated series Borders for Vox Media. His visual style blends motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways.
    - press -
    NYTimes: www.nytimes.com/2021/11/09/op...
    NYTimes: www.nytimes.com/video/opinion...
    Vox Borders: • Inside Hong Kong’s cag...
    NPR Planet Money: www.npr.org/transcripts/10721...
    - where to find me -
    Instagram: / johnny.harris
    Tiktok: / johnny.harris
    Facebook: / johnnyharrisvox
    Iz's (my wife’s) channel: / iz-harris
    - how i make my videos -
    Tom Fox makes my music, work with him here: tfbeats.com/
    I make maps using this AE Plugin: aescripts.com/geolayers/?aff=77
    All the gear I use: www.izharris.com/gear-guide
    - my courses -
    Learn a language: brighttrip.com/course/language/
    Visual storytelling: www.brighttrip.com/courses/vi...

ความคิดเห็น • 4K

  • @johnnyharris
    @johnnyharris  7 หลายเดือนก่อน +729

    The music for this video, created by our in house composer Tom Fox, is available on our music channel, The Music Room! Follow the link to hear this soundtrack and many more: th-cam.com/video/J23MwDKXdXs/w-d-xo.html

    • @TvGunslingeRvT
      @TvGunslingeRvT 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Please make a video about Armenia Azerbaijan Nagorno karabakh war. Karabakh is Azerbaijani territory occupied by Armenia.

    • @NakhchivanRepublic
      @NakhchivanRepublic 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Karabakh is Azerbaijan. Can you make a video about Armenia Azerbaijan Nagorno karabakh conflict.

    • @AngrySheepClips
      @AngrySheepClips 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Make a video about the Nagorno Karabakh war. Karabakh is Azerbaijani territory occupied by Armenian separatists.

    • @mammadgarakhanli
      @mammadgarakhanli 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Armenia occupied Azerbaijani territories in 90's. Please make a video about it.

    • @simpcorpsofazerbaijan
      @simpcorpsofazerbaijan 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Please make a video about Armenia Azerbaijan Nagorno karabakh conflict. Armenian forces surrendered today.

  • @DriesVersch
    @DriesVersch 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5759

    I will never forget how a Belgian film director, in collaboration with the authorities, managed to lure a Somali pirate to Belgium under the pretext of being an expert in a film about his own life. When the pirate landed in Brussels, he was promptly arrested and trialed for hijacking a Belgian ship. He is still in prison to this day.

    • @taylorbug9
      @taylorbug9 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      So wait, He got in trouble because the Belgians were over in their waters, stealing their sh_t because their country was vulnerable and without protection? And you're on the side of the people stealing from and them and jailing the people trying to stop the thieves. Are you mad????

    • @delfinenteddyson9865
      @delfinenteddyson9865 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +554

      really sounds like a waste of taxpayer money

    • @timmyjimmy3647
      @timmyjimmy3647 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@@delfinenteddyson9865nah, it's worth the W

    • @cammysmith7562
      @cammysmith7562 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +105

      @@taylorbug9 stealing? It’s a cargo ship transporting goods through international waters. That’s not illegal.

    • @ricardo8549
      @ricardo8549 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +99

      After serving his sentence will he be a Belgian citizen? I don't know if it was a good idea.

  • @SneakyCaleb
    @SneakyCaleb 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +445

    I’ll never forget in 7th grade I did a report on these pirates in front of the class. I worked really hard on it just to have my teacher laugh and say pirates don’t exist in 2011. The rest of the class laughed at me as well. I came home and my dad was furious. He knew I didn’t work hard on much of my schoolwork so when I did he was upset to hear the teacher laughed. Rip dad I’ll never forget that

    • @NewGoldStandard
      @NewGoldStandard 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +55

      It must have felt a little nice when Captain Phillips came out a couple years later and Somali pirates became a household term. And screw crappy teachers, by the way! Also, sounds like your dad was a good guy. Cheers.

    • @salvador.garcia
      @salvador.garcia 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      ​​@@NewGoldStandardprobably only he remembers being laughed at, by the time the movie came out.
      Those who do harm rarely remember it for long (at least when they do it without premeditated malice).

    • @ViraL_FootprinT.ex.e
      @ViraL_FootprinT.ex.e 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      Hearing about that teacher has me enraged right now actually. Even if I hadn't known about the Somali pirate situation, I would still just assume that piracy exists in any era.

    • @NewGoldStandard
      @NewGoldStandard 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@salvador.garcia Yeah, you're probably right. I still like thinking that the teacher was like, "ugh, I totally messed up..." But, yeah, probably not.

    • @kap849
      @kap849 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@ViraL_FootprinT.ex.eor just looked it up on the internet 🤦🏾‍♀️.
      Poor kid.

  • @Albrecht87
    @Albrecht87 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +79

    I remember back in 2008-2010 when I was studying in uni, I was reading about Somali pirates every week. I totally forgot about them until this video. Nice to see there was a solution to the piracy problems there - stories of people being abducted was really sad during those times.

    • @kienngo4601
      @kienngo4601 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      There wasnt. ☠️☠️☠️

  • @DavidThomas005
    @DavidThomas005 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    if I had more time in my day I would’ve binged your whole TH-cam channel. Damn this is good. Love the music choice and structure, as well as glorification without being misleading or cheesy.

  • @qasimseerar1827
    @qasimseerar1827 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1985

    Hi Johnny, I’m a Somali living in Bari and I really appreciate your video about the Somali pirates. You did a great job of explaining the history and the context of piracy in Somalia, and how it affected the people and the region. I especially liked how you showed the map of Somalia and its disputed territories with Ethiopia and Kenya. You are one of the few journalists who tell the truth about Somalia and its challenges. Thank you for your work and your curiosity. I hope you will make more videos about Somalia and other African countries in the future. Keep up the good work! 👏👏👏

    • @Controlled_Opposition
      @Controlled_Opposition 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +9


    • @nextgeek6659
      @nextgeek6659 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      In Italy?

    • @notmyself2533
      @notmyself2533 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

      Sorry for my people making big mistakes in the west

    • @notmyself2533
      @notmyself2533 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      We do it to our own people too

    • @Solid_Snake88
      @Solid_Snake88 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +45

      ​@@notmyself2533 We did nothing wrong. Don't apologize for something you didn't do, never bow to someone else for their own problems.

  • @mahadwawenka1893
    @mahadwawenka1893 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1112

    As a Somali guy who lived in Somalia specially in those regions during the pirate epidemic in the horn of Africa I can truly say you have done your research very well. Your are fair also you look both ways the good and the bad . The collapse of the central goverment in 1991 has made Somalia a placed abandoned by the help of GOD and MEN .for a long time it was a place that breeds violence ,war ,terrorism ,starvation ,drought and corruption. But I can truly say the Somali pirates at the beginning was a mission of patriotism and survival. You mention only Iraq and Yemen but it was more than that alot of European and Asian nations were also drawing in large scale the untouched sea food of the Somali territory in their huge ships . Hence living little if nothing at all for those communities . This was something that needed to be done for them to live since 95% Of their food was was coming from the see in a country scourged by drought and war. And it worked .we called them heroes but then the same people who destroyed the goverment joined in the war lord and started turning what was right to defend your territory against foreign ship into a multi million dollar crime org .the killing , the ransom and kidnapping that was not those communities but thugs who only care about money
    "My English is not good that best as I can try .thank you #johhny this topic was personal reminds me of home as the The MORMON video was for you.
    Thanks for covering this

    • @qudhachure9598
      @qudhachure9598 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6


    • @muddygun
      @muddygun 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +61

      Sorry to hear of such tragic events. This world would be a better place if countries stopped stripping other countries resources.

    • @axeleratemtl
      @axeleratemtl 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      Thank you for this comment 🙏

    • @TanRalf
      @TanRalf 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +31

      So sorry for what happened to your country. May all the best happen to you in the future.

    • @e24news_KE
      @e24news_KE 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The problem with most white people especially from the west have been spoon fed with propaganda but do not see.... for instance was fishing on Somali coastline back then, in this video Johnny Harris here forgot to mention some names and can tell is intention koz a simple google search can help a lot! He went aheadto make enemies of US and Nato look bad and went to make actual aggressors, that is NATO powers look like angels in this matter... he missed a lot! If study geopolitics well you notice there was more propaganda on this matter than you think , issue of damping toxic waste is overlooked , more collapse of Somali was as a result of US invasion but its still this info is not here! A failed somali was beneficial to US, coz they wanted a failed govt to allow them control Somali coastline... its simple...if am not wrong the same pirates later came to be called Al-Shabaab. Just young local guys trying to defend their country from imperialism....however warlords and weapon manufacturer from the west funded them to ensure there is instability in the country since this means its hard for govt to control the coastline....in the end the west benefit koz that was the motive but this info is missing this video.

  • @boluwatifephilip9138
    @boluwatifephilip9138 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +123

    As a nigerian, I feel bad about our situation. Corruption has really eaten into our youths, its quite sad

    • @FirebombFritzz
      @FirebombFritzz 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What is hapening

    • @alahiri2002
      @alahiri2002 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@FirebombFritzzThe current wave of piracy is focused around the coast of West Africa, particularly in the Gulf of Guinea. Nigeria is at the heart of this location, and by far the most populated part of the coast. The vast majority of incidents in the region were caused by Nigerian pirates, with only Beninese, Togolese, and Ghanaian numbers coming anywhere near those of Nigeria. Yet, save for 18 Beninese successful pirate attacks in 2011, Nigerian pirates have caused the vast majority of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea since 2009.

    • @Ioulimontium
      @Ioulimontium 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@FirebombFritzz 6:42

    • @iloveyoushima4953
      @iloveyoushima4953 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      You should be more concerned with the damage Muslims are doing to your country.

    • @miniredin527
      @miniredin527 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      My violent Fulani captors might here you, just look at what they did to my village

  • @Veneer22
    @Veneer22 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +41

    This was such a great episode man! And you're not just a great journalist, but a great story teller as well.

  • @TimeBucks
    @TimeBucks 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +964

    Appreciate the backstory on this

  • @zakarieasad
    @zakarieasad 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +675

    As a Somali pirate, I can confirm this is true.

    • @lemao851
      @lemao851 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +114

      As this guy's gun, I can confirm this is true

    • @christoh4723
      @christoh4723 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +92

      As this gun's bullet, I can confirm this is true

    • @Red-Red-Red-Red
      @Red-Red-Red-Red 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +84

      As bullet's gunpowder, I can confirm this is true

    • @UncleBuZ
      @UncleBuZ 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +48

      As this guys gitch, I can confirm this is true.

    • @orly2663
      @orly2663 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +49

      yo, where can I get in on this pirate stock market

  • @Chilinda_GA
    @Chilinda_GA 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Okay, I have fallen in love with this channel. You prepare and put really relevant topics. Learning a lot from you, and so I'm hoping you keep this up. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • @Spikeythepomsky
    @Spikeythepomsky 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Love your insightful, researched, thought provoking content
    Keep up the awesome work!

  • @JimmySaul888
    @JimmySaul888 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +698

    I have a friend who planned to sail around the world. He went from San Fran to Panama to the Caribbean to Portugal then finally the the eastern Mediterranean. He got to Turkey and realized there was no direction ahead that didn’t involve pirates. He turned around and sailed home.

    • @hectormanuel8360
      @hectormanuel8360 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Did he travel to Gibraltar?

    • @rebelcrump8296
      @rebelcrump8296 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      ​@@hectormanuel8360THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR

    • @miliba
      @miliba 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +213

      Smart sailor. But if he had hired a swordsman, ranger, cook, navigator, deer medic, woman with many arms, cyborg shipbuilder and skeleton bard, he wouldve made it safely through the pirate waters

    • @OneAdam12Adam
      @OneAdam12Adam 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Same problem that even Jefferson had to deal with...
      Islamofascists were terrorizing us then and they still are now. Why do Arab countries feel they have a right to trash African peoples? Why do some evil Italian businessmen feel they can dump their toxic waste in East Africa?
      Not that they are the only terrorist groups in the world. We have the Russian FSB, the CCP and the myriad corporations that don't care about us.

    • @bakedzombie2606
      @bakedzombie2606 7 หลายเดือนก่อน


    @NITINCHAWLA 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +207

    As a modern day officer, also working on cargo ships! I have to admit this route still scares my crew and many onboard. But this video truly represents the truth behind it all. Thank you for this.

    • @ozzylink
      @ozzylink 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      The Blackhawk down happened in that region and also one of the worst genocide in African history by Somalis. Somalis invaded there Ethiopia in 2 wks but with the help of Russia and Cuban soldiers were Ethiopia lucky to have a country today. We Somalis are not as bad anymore lol

  • @Xenomorphicism
    @Xenomorphicism 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Thank you for reporting on this subject. Have been following this since before 9-11... you covered all the main points and I learned new things because of your team's in-depth reporting. Thank you.

  • @nobleinsaan
    @nobleinsaan 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

    I'm Somali, and when our government fell, the world saw an opportunity to take advantage of us. They polluted our water, wrecked our economy, disrupted our conflict resolution efforts, and intentionally contributed to the rise of terrorism, making Somalia's troubles even worse.
    In response, the Somali water guards stepped up to protect our territorial waters. Many, including myself, don't consider them pirates because they respected our wishes and stayed within our waters.
    I'm deeply sorry for any harm that innocent individuals suffered, regardless of how they ended up in such dire situations.
    Now, I'm relieved to see our country improving. Everyone, no matter where they're from, wants peace, fairness, and love. These things can help heal the wounds of the past and create a better future where everyone, no matter their background, can live together in peace.

    • @southfieldtrill9690
      @southfieldtrill9690 หลายเดือนก่อน

      No the Warlords and their subordinates failed Somalia when the government collapsed.

  • @epicbots8479
    @epicbots8479 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2589

    I thought this was about one piece

    • @bengorham1605
      @bengorham1605 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +22


    • @ChadPANDA...
      @ChadPANDA... 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

      The one piece is real ( 🎵 can we get much higher 🎵 )

    • @MrFlippers2.O
      @MrFlippers2.O 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      Nerd much

    • @WJeezus
      @WJeezus 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +42


    • @Jay-sr8ge
      @Jay-sr8ge 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +9


  • @Edwardbanks1
    @Edwardbanks1 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

    It is sad what happened to Somalia and the Somali people. I hope the good people of that nation can turn things around for the better. ❤

    • @mohaahmed3162
      @mohaahmed3162 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Thank you we have overcome many of these things, today there is functioning government there is no more warlords and the remaining challenge is little compared to beginning of the century.

    • @theONE-ws8lh
      @theONE-ws8lh 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Few challenges remain, most importantly getting rid of the foreign proxy in the north run by the puppet isaq tribal enclave @@mohaahmed3162

    • @ainanshewarsame
      @ainanshewarsame 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Thank you brother ❤

    • @user-jb7kv3nd9o
      @user-jb7kv3nd9o 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      They cant, whole society is messed up.

    • @libanionno8007
      @libanionno8007 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Thank you, we need to do better and unite

  • @Goose.ZA92
    @Goose.ZA92 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

    Excellent Video Johnny. This really puts a new light on the why. So many people look at this topic and see it in the news and just think they are just criminals exploiting. The background of the country and the unfortunate events that OTHERS have done to exploit Samalia and the people in the country shines a very VERY different light on the "why". My view of these "pirates" have shifted completely.

    • @Mark-gd2ti
      @Mark-gd2ti 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Usual: before it was wakanda 😭
      Historians who can do real research: 🤣🤣🤣🤣
      At the time of African colonization European countries recorded EVERYTHING, they had an immense burocracy to manage their empires.....we are talking about countries who will record how many chickens a family have for millions of people..... For example Italy referring to their colony somalia:
      1 out of a population of more than 1 million people only 20000 lives in stone houses (the rest you can imagine...... )
      2 the literacy rate was less than 0.6%
      3 there was a medic every 60000/70000 people....
      Note that Italian colonies were settlement colonies, they wanted to live there.... For example the Eritrean capital was full of Italians and even Libia. (but now no more)
      And this is not propaganda this was needed by officials for managing the colony....
      Africa was ridiculously underdeveloped and Somalia even more, so much that literally the Ethiopian government said to the Italian government to abbandon all their colonial ambitions because it wasn't economically viable it was only an expense.....literally all Italian data and economists say that but if even an African country made that point.....

  • @mmartinez1241
    @mmartinez1241 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Thank you for being up to date on important topics & covering up to date real time events

  • @lazypossum42
    @lazypossum42 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +749

    It would be amazing if you made a video on how Sri Lanka, an economy that was growing so rapidly that it was expected to overtake Japan, suddenly stagnated and then fell.

    • @zdravkodimitrov
      @zdravkodimitrov 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      That should be a quick video - they over borrowed on government level credit and couldn't pay it back, and were selling a fake prosperity narrative to their people the whole time.

    • @MasterBlaster3545
      @MasterBlaster3545 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +53

      That is boring. The war that saw the fall of the Tamil Tigers would be much better.

    • @PiouStarcraft
      @PiouStarcraft 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +70

      corrupt government and inaction of locals to stop corruption ?

    • @user-oj5ro1so8w
      @user-oj5ro1so8w 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +153

      expected to overtake Japan🤣🤣

    • @AC-hh2cb
      @AC-hh2cb 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      You mean Singapore?

  • @HeisenbergFam
    @HeisenbergFam 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +218

    Pirates of the Caribbean look really majestic compared to pirates today

    • @alejandrorp5160
      @alejandrorp5160 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +60

      ... only because what we got was a glamourised versión of the real thing

    • @MrFlippers2.O
      @MrFlippers2.O 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3


    • @MrFlippers2.O
      @MrFlippers2.O 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@alejandrorp5160idk about that

    • @occam7382
      @occam7382 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      Pirates of the Caribbean looks really majestic compared to piracy in the 18th Century, let alone today.

    • @GURken
      @GURken 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      just like a chihuahua compared to a wolf

  • @Jrhicks123
    @Jrhicks123 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    Great video! On a similar topic, a video idea would be on global shipping. An estimated 90% of everything we have in our homes has been, or has components, that were once shipped on the oceans. A good book for research is “90% of Everything”.
    Thank you for your hard work!

  • @vidhyanatarajan1
    @vidhyanatarajan1 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I really appreciate your content delivery. The narration is really clear and sound. The background music is unique and engaging. This is the first video of yours I am watching.

  • @samiirlopez3050
    @samiirlopez3050 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

    I am Somali and i live in a coastal city called Mogadishu this depiction of the events that happened and the way you visualize it is madly accurate and hats off to u broski ❤🇸🇴🇸🇴🇸🇴

  • @tasosk790
    @tasosk790 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +211

    And so began the great pirate era

    • @amoorsharma3968
      @amoorsharma3968 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +41

      Wealth, Fame, Power. The man who had acquired everything in this world!

    • @watchdog.2690
      @watchdog.2690 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      one piece gang letss goo

    • @NeroPiroman
      @NeroPiroman 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Que we are

    • @azultarmizi
      @azultarmizi 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      to the Grand Line!

    • @kingace6186
      @kingace6186 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      "You want my treasure? You can have it! I put everything I have in one piece. Now you just have to find it!"

  • @lostworld3195
    @lostworld3195 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Your Journalism is fantastic, I had to sub, been watching your videos for some time and I am sold.

  • @janemoore4395
    @janemoore4395 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I was looking at the background map as Johnny was talking about all the shipping routes. Love the 'glowing' globe in front as it actually illuminates the wall map. Anyway, this was so interesting and look forward to more.

  • @abdifatahali4733
    @abdifatahali4733 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +459


    • @pulse3554
      @pulse3554 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I swear Johnny Harris is on a mission funded by the CIA to diminish western atrocities by talking about them but severely softening them, so that people have the wrong conception rather than no conception, in order to get ahead of mainstream sentiment.
      I know the “story” of Somali pirates, there’s a lot this video glosses over

    • @Sankuneefle
      @Sankuneefle 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +109

      yeah, piracy has basically been non-existent in the horn after 2011. the only reason ppl still associate piracy with us is due to the Tom Hanks film Captain Philips. I appreciate Johnny for being honest and mentioning how piracy started in our country as a way of retaliation against these disgusting countries who illegally fished in our waters and dumped toxic waste on our shores damaging the health of local communities. people much more frequently look at piracy in somalia in it's later stages where it became an actual lucrative business but they forget that this problem would have never existed if these countries didnt exploit the local population

    • @hossbeki9266
      @hossbeki9266 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      We just wanna sit and take live easily

    • @teamEP789
      @teamEP789 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      that's what a pirate would say! yarr

    • @jacob9673
      @jacob9673 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@Sankuneefledidn’t he say it’s not really about fishing anymore-it’s about greedy warlords

  • @arandomhandsomeman7725
    @arandomhandsomeman7725 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +182

    As a somali i, i want to mention the investment part aswell. Basically the pirates act like a company. So you put money in them say $10,000 or you give them weapons like rpg or guns. And then when they make money from the ship they give u a cut. Many people have become wealthy due to this.

    • @Medabee8
      @Medabee8 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      He mentioned that in the video actually

    • @kingace6186
      @kingace6186 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Essentially, anarchic capitalism.

    • @chuco915C
      @chuco915C 7 หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @Findgod222
      @Findgod222 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      That’s smart 😂

    • @brandonhoffman4712
      @brandonhoffman4712 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Sounds exactly how it would have worked 250 years ago too. Piracy is the birthplace of democracy afterall!

  • @gracet7533
    @gracet7533 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    This is one of the first of your videos I've watched in a while, so loving the deeper dives into this sort of topic. Would love to hear about the Nigerian pirates but I'm guessing that's maybe too complicated for this channel to cover accurately

  • @Calcifurr
    @Calcifurr 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    Johnny, your ending statements gave me goosebumps. In life, we can point our fingers at what’s wrong and right, but we often forget to question and humanize the why behind these criminals.

  • @faridbuni3456
    @faridbuni3456 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +300

    I live in Malaysia and even I don’t know about the piracy going on in the Straits of Malacca. This is really a topic that really hasn’t been brought up to the community more often…

    • @GravitoRaize
      @GravitoRaize 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +59

      It's probably because of two big reasons we don't hear much about SE Asia piracy... First, it doesn't affect the West, so there's little in the way of news or reporting about it. And Second, a lot of that piracy is on smaller or medium-sized enterprises like international fishing companies, and small local fishermen. Sure, it's tragic for a small community if their boating enterprise is pirated, but oftentimes it's only the locals and local government that knows about it and they are simply powerless to do anything about it. If Western companies were affected, or if ransoms started to become a thing in SE Asia, then I'm sure we'd start hearing more about it. Somalia was able to get away with ransoms due to their location and the types of vessels and shipmen that were going through the area. In SE Asia, ransoming probably isn't very profitable.

    • @faridbuni3456
      @faridbuni3456 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@GravitoRaize yeah that make sense :)

    • @puraLusa
      @puraLusa 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Since the first sea trade routes there was piracy.
      There will always be piracy.

    • @Wkwkwkland904
      @Wkwkwkland904 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Yeah me too, as an Indonesian i never heard about piracy in our teritory, we know about ilegal fishing conflict, but piracy i never know about that.

    • @dibassarkar2898
      @dibassarkar2898 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Those indonesian pirates aren't that effective, maybe because they're all 4ft tall and built like a pencil

  • @PokhrajRoy.
    @PokhrajRoy. 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +192

    I didn’t know there was a huge concentration of piracy in South-East Asia and South Asia.
    I’m very curious about the Bangladeshi Pirates. I’ve heard of reusing shipbuilding equipment but this is interesting.

    • @farhanmakarim4153
      @farhanmakarim4153 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      abu sayyaf or islamic terrorist in south east asia responsible for the majority of it, the money are used to fund their terrorist organization

    • @emilmahanen8195
      @emilmahanen8195 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Well consider the difference in population

    • @jsimsgt96
      @jsimsgt96 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      The straight of malacca is a hot bed

    • @jeksixten5751
      @jeksixten5751 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      try to search Filipino Muslim Pirates the Abu Sayyaf best at beheading foreigners..

    • @Seggs_Wth_Kiana_Kaslana
      @Seggs_Wth_Kiana_Kaslana 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      They deserve it

  • @Anthonybeckham7
    @Anthonybeckham7 20 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    You made a great argument for the pirates not actually being pirates. Narrative is everything

  • @abdullaheyni
    @abdullaheyni 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I extend my gratitude for your comprehensive video addressing the historical context of Somali piracy. Your meticulous explanation, complete with insightful maps depicting Somalia's disputed territories, truly adds depth to the narrative. Your dedication to presenting the truth about Somalia's challenges sets you apart as a journalist.

  • @gonderage
    @gonderage 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +243

    Everytime I think about piracy, I remember what uncle Gaben said about piracy in the entertainment industry: it's a service issue. I still think that's true for piracy as a whole; no government supporting its citizens.

    • @knpark2025
      @knpark2025 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      "In our societal and technological environment, an economic niche exists. And this incorporation of pirates fills its shape as whiskey fills a barrel. Such is life. The motions we choose but the sum of forces upon us. I became a pirate as the gold in this grail chose its form. The both of us now cogs of this machine that profits on the high seas or perishes." -CGP Grey

    • @garry8390
      @garry8390 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Governments do not provide for their citizens they are protection rackets pure and simple, they extract wealth from people under threat of violence.

    • @Broken_dish
      @Broken_dish 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@knpark2025 its only just the fact its lawlessness the government is to powerless these china fishing trawlers that took the fishermen jobs so they resort to then leaving the fishing boats alone and going and kidnapping cargo ships that have nothing to do with it so then johnny can make a video saying the white man destroyed Somalia and these pirates are just trying to survive and he forgets the fact that 2 wrongs dont make a right to even say these pirates are victims is delusional shows how woke this dude really is

    • @Pontif11
      @Pontif11 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      There was no government, it literally fell appart. Don't you think this problem was mainly exasterbated, and kinda created, by other nations taking advantage of the situation. Ttealing and poisoning their natural resources is a massive factor.

    • @Handle0108
      @Handle0108 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@Broken_dishJohnny adresses that, did you even watch the full video?

  • @hornerfarah2282
    @hornerfarah2282 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +221

    I know a relative of mine who was a part of the pirates in Somalia and he worked for quite some years until he had enough money to leave Somalia and start new life in Minnesota US. And that is pretty much is how a lot of them end up leaving Somalia when they have enough money to start again in other countries.

    • @bobsherwood4537
      @bobsherwood4537 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +103

      That dad lore is about to be crazy

    • @philtru
      @philtru 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      I lived in Minnesota for many years. It is the state with the largest amount of somalians. Not sure why but there are a lot!

    • @skp8748
      @skp8748 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      ​​@@philtrusomalis* just like dear born has a lot of arabs, la has a lot of Iranians, Boston has a lot of irish ect

    • @vannhantran547
      @vannhantran547 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      so Dad Lore ain't capin

    • @Curling_Rack
      @Curling_Rack 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      FBI & Interpol is looking for your pops

  • @shirwac36
    @shirwac36 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thanks Jonny for the great documentary video, this because your honesty request from your viewers to give their insights prior to making this video and that too taking my Somali prespectives towards piracy how it initially started, Kudos 👏

  • @thacrypt223
    @thacrypt223 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    I am Somali and I approve of this video. Only thing you could have added is that the fishing vessels where from many more places than just Iran and Yemen.

  • @danieldams8381
    @danieldams8381 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    I am a big fan of your work. It's interesting how you tell your stories in a relaxing way. I watch your videos from start to finish and it seems like a 1 minute video. I currently work as a craft editor and your work is just the right inspiration in need.

  • @DevilishKira
    @DevilishKira 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +38

    Great stuff Johnny! I've actually enjoyed every video I've watched of yours. Much appreciation to you and your team for this! please keep up the good work and I know that a lot falls on your shoulders when it comes to being neutral in ones journey of journalism, but know that we appreciate your truth a whole lot. No matter what topic you cover that's really all what matters to me. So thank you for the wonderful content you and your team create

  • @tejshanbhag3998
    @tejshanbhag3998 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great demonstration of how a void brought about by instability leads to increasingly radical measures to support the desperate people subject to the lack of opportunity in this environment. Also fascinating the build up of piracy and subsequent counter-measures. As for future videos, would love to see you dive into how our world's natural produce is losing nutritional value with loss of topsoil, lower genetic diversity, etc. Thank so much for this exposure as always Johnny!!

  • @lostleblanc
    @lostleblanc 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +564

    Love what you’re doing Johnny!

    • @theancientsancients1769
      @theancientsancients1769 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      He can't get the map of Somalia right even! Stereotype uneducated American image he gives

    • @joyboyskyhigh
      @joyboyskyhigh 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Real robbers, pirates, gays, lesbians, creeps, backstabbers, invaders etc..are europiens

    • @tonic316
      @tonic316 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@theancientsancients1769okay yoda. KEKLOL

    • @TheCertifiedLegend
      @TheCertifiedLegend 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What are you doing here 😮

    • @mercurius8725
      @mercurius8725 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Johnny just dived a country into, his use of the map at 1:55 says he supports the recognition of Somaliland State as a country. Plus footages are all great but old, piracy stopped in 2015, no need to give the world a negative view of Somalia when the world gave them negative life

  • @dianasilva6996
    @dianasilva6996 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Thank you! And thank you, to all your team! Your journalism and editing are excellence!

  • @Homer-OJ-Simpson
    @Homer-OJ-Simpson 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    Great video. I noticed that I wasn't hearing as much about piracy in the past few years compared to over a decade ago. Great to finally understand why.

  • @aizazkhan5101
    @aizazkhan5101 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great information, in depth and broad knowledge.

  • @Ahmiseysoh75
    @Ahmiseysoh75 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I really like how Johnny Harris shows so much humanity in his documentaries and shows both sides of the story. Well done! I think you are a good person Johnny Harris.

  • @commercialcantina7425
    @commercialcantina7425 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    South Park actually had a really good episode about Somalia pirates that was both funny and eye opening

  • @josephhall9457
    @josephhall9457 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Your content is incredible. I’m just now getting introduced to your work. Very thorough, engaging, and informative. Subscribed

  • @yogeshshrestha5028
    @yogeshshrestha5028 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Harris dai is always kadaa🔥
    Thanks for providing such information ❤.

  • @majithajamsheer7764
    @majithajamsheer7764 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Hi Jhonny. What an amazing wotk u have.your creating ability about true facts get more informative.

  • @BryanMoreiraFCB
    @BryanMoreiraFCB 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

    You know, I don't watch every video on this channel, but when I do, and I mean, when the topic is interesting for me, its just so satisfying, the story telling, the images, the sounds, the way im hook every minute. It's amazing what you do. Im hoping you keep growing as big as you can. Blessings.

    • @brandonhoffman4712
      @brandonhoffman4712 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I dont watch every video on this channel, but when i do. I prefer dos equis!

  • @gibarel
    @gibarel 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +155

    I remember hearing a case where the pirates tried to board a spanish warship that accompanying another vessel, the cargo ship was fueling on the port and the warship was a few kilometers away waiting, it didn't went well for the pirates.

    • @brandonhoffman4712
      @brandonhoffman4712 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      This is how you play it! Maybe a chopper or two on board to close the gap quick and dispatch those pirates from their flat earth!

    • @gibarel
      @gibarel 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@brandonhoffman4712 that's basically how it went, they tried to board and there where trained soldiers with guns, they tried to run and where chased by 2 choppers, they managed to kill one of them and arrested the others.

    • @Walmart1
      @Walmart1 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Yeah but when everything added up, the Somali Pirates won at the end. The Spanish may have protected themselves but tons of other countries fell victim.

    • @brandonhoffman4712
      @brandonhoffman4712 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@gibarel i just teared up a little... its so perfect!

    • @brandonhoffman4712
      @brandonhoffman4712 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@Walmart1 thats weird. The video showed a drastic decline in Somali piracy. To the point it isnt really an issue today. Which to me doesnt say pirates win.

  • @hannaharendtarendt1879
    @hannaharendtarendt1879 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great videos man i love all the topics! keep up the great work!

  • @mphomaluleke2875
    @mphomaluleke2875 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    wow in love with you work i cant live my room and i like that you are not baise unlike most of the documentarys thank u keep up the good work sir

  • @arun279
    @arun279 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +160

    The ethical argument is hard to make because these pirates aren’t a political or ideological monolith. While there still might be subsistence pirates, there’s no one enforcing any piracy law in the region, so anyone with a boat and some weapons can do what they want. And when even one incident pierces the ethical boundary, it immediately applies to everyone in the eyes of the world.

    • @ev.c6
      @ev.c6 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      That is an easy argument to make when live in a function country, where life gives you choices. I wanted to see your "moral dillema" had you been born in a country where poverty is rampant, and you know nothing else than misery.
      Piracy just grew into something that no one could control, because there was no one to control. Of course this would become a business, or an organised crime. Humans are pretty good at that, look at the slave trade in previous centuries, or drug cartels in more recent times.

    • @qj0n
      @qj0n 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Self-organized militia running offensive actions never end well, that's why we should condemn them from very beginning​​⁠

    • @kingace6186
      @kingace6186 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      I see pirate groups the same way I see governments around the world. Some are corrupt, exploitative, and belligerent; others are disciplined, accountable, and reasonable. Either way, none are a monolith.
      The only major difference between the two is the political spectrum of order to anarchy.

    • @qj0n
      @qj0n 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@kingace6186 can you give an example of pirates who would keep the values for a longer period of time not being corrupted or immoral? From what I know, to have a stable, law-abiding country, it should be supervised by civil authorities and ideally have several safety mechanisms. If it's run by an army, it won't go well

    • @Ali.Sabrie
      @Ali.Sabrie 7 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • @auloap
    @auloap 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +106

    PIrate videos arr hard to come by these days matey

    • @xDontStarve
      @xDontStarve 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Yies I knou raihgt

    • @Noodlekdoodle
      @Noodlekdoodle 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      You gotta lose an arm and a leg to find this stuff

    • @brandonhoffman4712
      @brandonhoffman4712 7 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • @yusufshire
    @yusufshire 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    We are not the captain anymore. Piracy ended but illegal fishing and waste dumping continues. When you are in Somalia, you feel like you live in a landlocked country despite the fact that we have the longest coast on mainland Africa and one of the busiest shipping routes in the world. Cab wataase hade cab. Insha Allh we will come out of this stronger. Johnny, thank you for your excellent work. Keep it up.

    • @lisaa2104
      @lisaa2104 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Thanks for letting us know. An entire video on waste trade it would be a good one. Very often European people don’t know about it, except those that follow good journalism. Europeans actually care about the environment including that in Africa, esp young people - we need to shed more light on this topic.
      Best wishes

  • @mafia360
    @mafia360 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Like always, another amazing video 👏

  • @manenguzsan
    @manenguzsan 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +42

    Hi Iz & Johnny! A big (long time) fan of you two over here. It's been a long time that I've thought of writing this and today I found the courage. I'm finishing my master's in refugee protection and forced migration at the University of London and something that I have found to be very interesting in the field of forced migration is how refugees arriving in the global north get way more attention in the media/policy spheres/even research! HOWEVER, most of the refugees worldwide are hosted in the global south (disclaimer: this may change due to the refugees coming from Ukraine to Europe, but still).
    AND. **Much more importantly.** Did you know that the largest amount of forced migrants never get to cross an international border? Yes, internally displaced persons (IDPs) are the largest population of forcibly displaced people on earth. I'm writing my master's thesis on IDPs affected by criminal violence, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. The IDP definition under the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement allows for so much (compared to the restricted statutory definition for refugees under the 1951 Convention).
    It would be amazing if you could explore this idea with your team. There is a growing set of research on the immobility nature of displacement as well; meaning that many people affected by violence, conflict, climate change, natural disasters often times are immobile due to many factors. It is a shame that only the few refugees who are able to pay thousands of dollars and get to the coasts of Italy get to be in the news. PLEASE, this is in no regard to be taken as an argument against asylum/refuge as it is a well-established universal human right (Article 14 of the UDHR/1951 Convention/etc.). One of my professors (Dr. Bríd Ní Ghráinne) actually wrote on this extensively and addressing Internal Displacement shouldn't jeopardize asylum. Thanks for reading!

    • @sergeantskrtskrt9594
      @sergeantskrtskrt9594 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Hey, this is really interesting. Is there a possibility that I could have a sneak peek into your masters thesis once its complete, if it's okay with you? I know I'm not Johnny or Iz but this seems like something I would really like to learn about as an immigrant myself who lives in the global north. It's rare to find people who research such subjects, I'm aspiring to pursue my first undergraduate degree in history within a year and things like this always prick my interest to see how people who are technically professionals in a certain subject view things. Especially because of the amount of sources they go through.

  • @kylerodland5078
    @kylerodland5078 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +137

    Great work! I’d love to see this kind of reporting on the US auto / oil industry’s history of influence of transportation infrastructure, how it still influences and lobbies for car domination.

  • @sureshseurattan8057
    @sureshseurattan8057 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great video Johnny! Can you do one on the collapse of Venezuela? I've never quite understood what happened to them. Thanks

  • @user-ji2yx2uo4p
    @user-ji2yx2uo4p 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Your hard work truly pays off! 💼

  • @grantmitera2998
    @grantmitera2998 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +41

    Id love to see a Johnny Harris video about the NFL.
    I don’t even watch football, but the fanaticism, the money, the scale is just insane. As an outsider, it’s hard to understand.

    • @jacobq.2204
      @jacobq.2204 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Fanaticism? Have you ever watched Soccer? Hockey? Rugby?
      These have much more rabid fans than NFL fans.

    • @StreetPreacherr
      @StreetPreacherr 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      And the symbiotic relationship with GAMBLING! Didn't the NFL actually just sell official branding rights to some online Sport Betting service?

    • @Broken_dish
      @Broken_dish 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      as a usa citizen even i dont understand the love of nfl or just sports in general same for soccer abroad its so weird and cringe how into it people get

    • @jaxsonhurd1442
      @jaxsonhurd1442 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@Broken_dishwow ur so unique for not liking things

    • @jaxsonhurd1442
      @jaxsonhurd1442 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Fanaticism really ? you sound like an outsider

  • @moaazel-sadek9416
    @moaazel-sadek9416 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Out of all the video formats that you've been trying lately, this is still my absolute favorite ❤
    As a beginner TH-camr myself, your videos are great inspiration for me and my work. Keep doing these beautiful videos.

  • @SAEDOE19
    @SAEDOE19 8 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Great video, thank you again for bring light to a situation most of us may be in the dark in, but the ethical dilemma is really the full story. How can governments say they are here to protect but you use nations waters and poison the waters around. I feel like you should go more in depth of the REAL problem.

  • @okokk335
    @okokk335 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    As someone who took journalism in college after seeing your vox videos and as an Indian and a avid fan of your works
    I would love if you make a video upon the current situation of manipur and its origin

  • @Sentiat
    @Sentiat 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

    Every time johhny harris uploads I gotta set the vidoe aside and watch it when I have some good food, not letting the video go to waste yk.

    • @garrywallah4966
      @garrywallah4966 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      cheezels and pringles my go to Johnny Harris food

    • @eliyarrows2456
      @eliyarrows2456 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Me seeing this right after eating breakfast: “well I guess it’s time for brunch”

    • @ExarchGaming
      @ExarchGaming 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      probably ought to bring up a second window and fact-check him too... this one he leaves out a lot of critical info in trying to make a moral justification for the pirates.

    • @Sentiat
      @Sentiat 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @ExarchGaming He never tried to make them appear good. In the 1990s, they were considered decent, but eventually they turned bad. It's a straightforward situation. Initially, they would charge taxes and issue licenses to ships as a means of generating revenue, which was ethical and acceptable. However, over time, they transformed into criminal organizations

  • @zuluhour
    @zuluhour 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    GWOT Veteran and prior PMC goon here. For 25 minutes you had me on the edge of my seat waiting for you to mention the "armed security guards" that these companies were paying VERY good money to 'stand guard' on their ships.
    These guys were much more than armed security guards, a lot of them were/are former military, swat and or special forces. I was in Baghdad at the time contracting but had some friends switch to maritime protection work as it was less IDF and generally "safer" for the same if not more money ($400-$1200 a day).
    Regardless what reasons pushed these fishermen into a life of crime, it's rather interesting how this problem essentially stopped once the boats started shooting back and probably provides some valuable lessons to be applied elsewhere about the importance of psychological deterrents - aka it's easy to steal from a victim you know won't be armed and thus most likely won't defend themselves - but the introduction of responsible merchant ships using armed guards suddenly and immediately caused a massive reduction in pirating incidents in that area. That is called 'the juice not being worth the squeeze'. I'd love to see your unbiased reporting style do a deep dive on how this could correlate to problems in the USA - as 26:48 sounds like you might have been referencing the United States, albeit symbolically.
    Reported by ABC and confirmed by the DoS, "There have been no successful pirate attacks on ships protected by armed guards." th-cam.com/video/qJcG0cPtJO8/w-d-xo.html
    Really been enjoying your channel, as you cover a lot of stuff from my generation's (I think we're around the same age) time, so it's very relevant. Kinda crazy to look back on it: I enlisted not long after 9/11 for "patriotism/honor". Honorably separated to go do PMC work for "greed/money". But then found my wife and started a family out of "love/hope". I guess we each have our own character arcs and stories to tell, but for the sake of the world and our youth, I hope we can all get our collective shit together.
    Unfortunately, me telling you to keep up the great work means reporting on not so pleasant things but take solace in the fact that you connect dots in a way that lets the average viewer reflect more on the world around them, helping promote more free thinking and less sheep-ing. There is something to be said about living blissfully unaware, but life is about survival; and we survive by staying educated, not influenced. So, in that regard, please keep up the great work.
    Sorry for the rant. I'm still trying to back process all the changes to world since 1999.

  • @edwardkaugare4490
    @edwardkaugare4490 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Content ceator, this is good staff
    Thumps up

  • @eridan3.079
    @eridan3.079 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    thanks for these very interesting informations !

  • @AutomaticHandguns
    @AutomaticHandguns 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    “The only lives that truly matter are those who respect the lives of others”.

  • @WhoLeeAnnita
    @WhoLeeAnnita 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +29

    Hello Johnny and team! Thanks for another video. Here in Colombia there's a lot of history about pirates, especially Morgan who had a special presence. Nowadays pirates are equally cruel. Seems like crime is something authorities don't want to deal with. Sad 😔

    • @dkdareaper2953
      @dkdareaper2953 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What a coincidence the same warlord behind the Somali piracy was named morgan too 😂

  • @dewaalrautenbach
    @dewaalrautenbach 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    I am based in Seychelles and was here when Piracy was at its highpoint, the US military was a huge factor in getting it under control.They had multiple reaper drones here patrolling the ocean. There were also loads of private security firms and navy's from all over the world in the area surrounding the islands. We were always on high alert when we went fishing.

  • @masedoniriamasedoniria4480
    @masedoniriamasedoniria4480 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Johnny Harris is one cool TH-camr the world can't ignore. This guy is far better than most journalists in mainstream media.

  • @ramzia
    @ramzia 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +223

    When somebody robs you on the street, they're a robber, not a thief. There's a violence component to robbery, at sea or otherwise, that should not be trivialized. People are often deeply traumatized by the experience. Similarly, the way the early attempts at piracy are described as "kind of harmless" are pretty misguided. Civilian sailors getting attacked by a bunch of violent armed bandits, who often proceed to beat them up, imprison them for days, often intimidating them with threats of torture and execution at gunpoint is not "kind of harmless".

    • @leglez3977
      @leglez3977 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      it is kinda of harmless... to the 99% of people who arent in the oceans

    • @CptVein
      @CptVein 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      So what? These ''pirates'' should just do nothing and die while they country and lives are being taken away?

    • @Ace-990
      @Ace-990 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Given the context, scope of global and later piracy it kind of was

    • @JK-ur9qv
      @JK-ur9qv 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      If you come away from the early retribution for illegal fishing and waste disposal with emotional trauma, I would absolutely describe that as pretty harmless.

    • @ambravo190
      @ambravo190 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      It is not harmless, it was violent, but it is less organized and less violent than what happened later. I do agree with you that the frase was nos very well employed.

  • @tonjanohmer2242
    @tonjanohmer2242 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +177

    I would be interested in a "best practices" series from around the world. How other countries have developed processes and/or perhaps technologies to address issues such as waste (plastics, nuclear), education, health, living off grid, politics, health "insurance"🙄 and economy. I believe democracy is a must like we have in the US however, I believe greed will ruin it eventually. I would love to see a series on how other societies and cultures have developed "best practices" that have successfully addressed issues that translate universally. Two quick examples are how the Japanese look at and apply education to their children and how the Amish have seriously low health issues in their populations probably because they are more physically active and grow, harvest, and eat only foods they have raised. I would love to chat more if this is an idea you feel has some merit.

    • @feandil666
      @feandil666 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Democracy is not a must, see China. It's arguable whether it's actually even a better system for stability.

    • @drrocketman7794
      @drrocketman7794 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Capitalism is a problem, namely, laissez-faire capitalism. There need to be regulations everywhere to rein in greed.

    • @jonmraptor3440
      @jonmraptor3440 7 หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @Homer-OJ-Simpson
      @Homer-OJ-Simpson 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@feandil666 The same China where they are on a brink of a collapse? The same China that is now expecting far lower GDP growth than Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong when they were are the same GDP per capita? The same China where foreign investment is reducing rapidly due to the govt? The same China that is a threat to basically all it's a neighbors? The same china with conc amps in Xinjiang?
      Yeah, what a great system.

    • @Homer-OJ-Simpson
      @Homer-OJ-Simpson 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@drrocketman7794 Capitalism isn't an issue... but laissez-faire capitalism is.

  • @alexmartin2651
    @alexmartin2651 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Love your videos, so informative

  • @learn2share461
    @learn2share461 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Very nice one again! I would love to see you talk about the charity organisations industry. Peace!

  • @abdifatahmohamettisse5028
    @abdifatahmohamettisse5028 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +49

    As Somali myself thank you, Johnny Harris for telling the real reasons and also who got richer

    • @mohamedsokari5520
      @mohamedsokari5520 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Absolutely on point. Sky scrappers was one of the signs naming ‘burcad badeed” fund

    • @Bell_plejdo568p
      @Bell_plejdo568p 7 หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @Bell_plejdo568p
      @Bell_plejdo568p 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Thease has a lot of propgrnda and misinformation, like the cia put the warlords back into power, and there the ones who got rid of the Somali government in 2005-2009. That giv stopped piracy don’t belive everything u see on the internet

  • @MrIbadanBoy
    @MrIbadanBoy 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

    As a Nigerian i can totally relate to all Johnny said from 25:18 to the end of this video.. a lot of politics going on in the pirate economy of Nigeria. I hope we can work to get things right and give people better opportunities of career paths and not have to resolve to chaos in guise of activism..

    • @RP-pu3ur
      @RP-pu3ur 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      nigeria is an insignificant place.

    • @SuperKillerdog
      @SuperKillerdog 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Says who??? Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa, it is also the strongest in terms of power. Trust me we matter to any serious world leader. Nothing can happen without our involvement in the second largest continent on earth.

    • @RP-pu3ur
      @RP-pu3ur 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@SuperKillerdog haha nothing can happen without your involvement? you are delusional, you were just colonized until less than 100 years ago. South Africa is even in the G20 but you guys are not... so funny.

    • @gd.5528
      @gd.5528 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@RP-pu3urur South African, makes sense. Get a life.

    • @RP-pu3ur
      @RP-pu3ur 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@gd.5528 Actually I am American, and we are superior to all of you.

  • @janetlynch7661
    @janetlynch7661 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Brilliant as always Johnny (and team) thanks

  • @twinavent4440
    @twinavent4440 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    @21:53... you say "doesn't negotiate wit hostages 😂😂😂😂😂😂 that made my day!!! Keep up the great-work sir... appreciate all that you & your staff have being doing👍🏾 everytime

  • @sharks2571
    @sharks2571 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Really interested to learn about this. Im in grad school for marine science, and my lab group works on the west indian ocean. However our work stops at Kenya's northern boarder as Somalian waters are too dangerous for us to do our science

  • @Brownyman
    @Brownyman 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    You should do a video on the stateless city in Cherån, Mexico. In 2011 after a huge spout of criminal logging in their forests they kicked out all of the politicians, all the police, and the cartels then set up a voluntarily funded and heavily armed community defense force.
    To this day it remains a thriving and lovely example of what some would call a "free society".

  • @peterbeer8657
    @peterbeer8657 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thanks for this history lesson, learned some important things here!

  • @DragonKingGaav
    @DragonKingGaav 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Johnny should have released this video yesterday for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Missed opportunity.

  • @DavidGibraltarRealEstate
    @DavidGibraltarRealEstate 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Of all your excellent videos, this one may just be the most nuanced and cleverly composed of the lot. Thank, Johnny. (Also, when are you coming to Australia? You'd have packed-out stage shows!)

  • @walcoth3925
    @walcoth3925 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Very Very Very Brilliant and Good Okay..Let nothing distract you from what you are doing 🙏🙏🏽🙏🏿🙏🏼👍🏿

  • @jakoblevantinus9113
    @jakoblevantinus9113 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Ethical question addressed spot-on.

  • @gregorynuttall
    @gregorynuttall 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +31

    The way I see it, the pirates started their own competitive capitalist endeavor to compete against other capitalist endeavors.
    Neither side holds the moral high ground. One just looks more brutal on the surface, while the other hides brutal exploitation in its products.

    • @explodethebomb
      @explodethebomb 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Ah yes, the UN aid ships to Somalia were actually brutal exploiters. What a brain dead take

    • @neriofrio
      @neriofrio 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      That's a huge generalisation man. I hope you're not a brainwashed capitalist hater. Capitalism has problem as all systems, but it is the system that has brought out the most people out of poverty in the history of humanity....

    • @Bell_plejdo568p
      @Bell_plejdo568p 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      The pirates do, they didn’t kill any innocents ppl

    • @pulse3554
      @pulse3554 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I swear Johnny Harris is on a mission funded by the CIA to diminish western atrocities by talking about them but severely softening them, so that people have the wrong conception rather than no conception, in order to get ahead of mainstream sentiment.
      I know the “story” of Somali pirates, there’s a lot this video glosses over

    • @laffytaffy485
      @laffytaffy485 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Greg bravo man.Not many people are capable of subjective thinking.

  • @markmcdonald6039
    @markmcdonald6039 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Johnny a interesting topic you could cover is industrial style agricultural monoculture and how is it decimated many different ecosystems world wide, i saw it first hand in Malaysia with palm oil plantations. Also genetically modified organisms and products co-created by big pharma, chemical giants, and agribusiness.

  • @growthdevelopment7412
    @growthdevelopment7412 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I love your videos bro keep them coming💪🏾🔥💯

  • @dougirvin2413
    @dougirvin2413 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great vid Johnny, always love your work! Got a question...Why do you supose we here in the West almost universaly agree to never defend ourselves? I recall after 9/11 Mark Wahlberg took a lot of heat for making some 'tough guy' sounding comments, wasn't it George Orwell who quiped that soldiers only fight with borrowed courage from their commanders?!? I was a rockie guard at Gus Harrison on Augest 13th, 1995 when prisoners rioted and took control of 3 of our 5 interior cell blocks. They did not get any hostages thanks to the quick thinking and courage of Capt. Salisbery and officer Don Monahand...it can be done...I've seen it. Keep up the good work Johnny, we're all counting on you!

  • @woukeschmitz8115
    @woukeschmitz8115 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

    Hi Johnny,
    I really love your videos. They're so well edited, enjoyable to watch and at the same time really informative.
    I would love to see a deep dive on how the Catholic church became so influential and what kind of secrets they hold down at the Vatican.
    I can also watch endless more videos about the history of Europe in combination with your amazing maps or about the cyber war between China and the US.

  • @garrywallah4966
    @garrywallah4966 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

    Didn't this happen to Tom Hanks? I saw a documentary about it

    • @matthewbeasley7765
      @matthewbeasley7765 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Well played! You got a good chuckle out of me on that one.

    @NEWFAITHHORIZON 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Pure content.look forward to seeing more bro

  • @busterbah2498
    @busterbah2498 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    this was such an amazing detailed video
    thank you