They're just plain powerless to do anything about it, you see.
This piracy phenomenon has been growing unchecked for a decade and Vault-Co has been reporting on it the entire time while the mainstream media ignored it.
All of a sudden, it's front page.
Oh, wait, let my tiny brain work on this. I'm supposed to conclude this points out a clear need for a supranational body to police the oceans. That's the only solution, you see.
Our ancestors for the past 300 years just killed these dudes and threw them overboard. No more pirates. Somehow they managed to make piracy such a dangerous profession that it all but dried up for a few decades altogether.
They're powerless, you see. Until you encourage them to form a world government to deal with the problem.
See how they play the miniscule little brains of the sheeple? Like blowing on a wind chime. All it takes is a little thrust of energy to push them all clanging in the right direction. So easy to guide the manboons to do whatever you want. All you need is media and shutout the opposition. They always think it was their idea, poor little sheeple.