How is it in 2009 that PIRATES still exist to shake up the US?

[Spotted on BRU. Ope says:]

I am still reeling!
I have been watching all kinds of news and footage about this issue for a minute and I am perplexed at how this could happen to the US.

Now that the captain of the ship has been freed Somali pirates vow revenge.
I am just like wow… are you serious?