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Re: Belize pirate attack
I find it interesting that this CRIME is referred to as an "event". It is far more likely not to be a "one-off" (another interesting reference) if the perpetrators are not caught. The world is changing as always, economic downturn, the spread of narcos, increased population growth without the benefit of employment.
I would not marginalize this crime as being an aberration but would consider it a warning. We need to be more cautious, more prepared and keep an eye our for each other. Considering the size of the group attacked, these were some very motivated/ uncaring criminals regardless if they were on drugs or not. It will not be safe for a lone boat in a remote anchorage for a long time in many places. We will still visit those places, we will just be more aware and prepared.
Last edited by windnrock; 01-02-2013 at 02:27 PM.