September 28, 2013

American Hostage Michael Scott Moore Alive in Somalia

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Somali pirates issued a proof of life photo showing Michael Scott Moore being held at .... RPG point? That is an RPG they're pointing at the hostage, right? Maybe it's just me, but it seems kind of like overkill. Even for Somali pirates.

Moore, who normally writes about surfing from his California home, was in Somalia researching a book about ... Somali pirates. I hate to blame the victim here, but ... what the hell did you think the pirates we're going to do?

Thanks to Terror Free Somalia

UPDATE: Apparently that's a rifle grenade, not an RPG. I kind of knew it wasn't an RPG, but I didn't know what to call it, hence the question.

Thanks to multiple readers for emailing me.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:38 PM | Comments |