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Filmmaker fears for Somali pirate hostage
KABC ^ | Friday, January 27, 2012 | Elex Michaelson and Miriam Hernandez

Posted on 01/28/2012 8:42:01 PM PST by BenLurkin

MOGADISHU, Somalia (KABC) -- The Somali pirates who are holding a Southern California man hostage released a statement Friday night saying they have moved the man around four times in fear of a Navy SEALs attack.

This comes after the dramatic rescue of two other hostages this week, possibly putting his life at risk.

Michael Scott Moore, an author and journalist from Manhattan Beach, had been working from Berlin, Germany, and had traveled to Somalia before to conduct research. But this time, he was captured.

There are conflicting reports from Somalia about whether the pirates plan to hold him ransom or seek revenge.

Moore wrote "Sweetness and Blood," a book on surfing around the world, and it was named book of the year by the Economist in 2010. Moore's specialty is political hotspots.

The 1987 graduate of Mira Costa High School was intrigued about pirates and was in Somalia on a research mission. He was kidnapped just two days before U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 conducted a stealth mission in the war-torn country to rescue two aid workers, 32-year-old Jessica Buchanan and 60-year-old Poul Thisted. Nine Somali kidnappers were killed during the raid.

Moore was reportedly seized by 15 men near the northern town of Galkayo, known as the "kidnap capital." He told the New York Times that the book about pirates was to expose the clash between hard fact and cliched mythology.

According to the Somalia Report, which tracks pirate activity, a pirate leader known as Mu'min said, "We don't plan to ransom them because they killed our colleagues which we are from the same tribe."

Another pirate, Hasan Abdi, told the Associated Press, "If they try again, we will all die together."

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hostage; pirates; somalia
Meanwhile, film producer Raphael Swann was in nearby Kenya for his film, "Fishing without Nets," and provided perspective on Moore's situation.

"These guys are not good people," Swann said of the pirates.

Another Hollyweird genius.

1 posted on 01/28/2012 8:42:09 PM PST by BenLurkin
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“Moore wrote “Sweetness and Blood,” a book on surfing around the world.......was intrigued about pirates and was in Somalia on a research mission.”

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/cowabunga.wav


2 posted on 01/28/2012 8:43:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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Well, this might get him more publicity for his book. That’s one way to up sales.


3 posted on 01/28/2012 8:52:08 PM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: BenLurkin

South Park already did that episode.

4 posted on 01/28/2012 8:52:45 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: BenLurkin

If he is a democrat I see no problem really..
One less democrat in mexifornia is a good thing..


5 posted on 01/28/2012 8:53:22 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: BenLurkin

So, what has he come now? A hard fact or cliche in mythology?


6 posted on 01/28/2012 8:53:45 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: BenLurkin
I'd tour Somalia,....if I was sittin’ behind a mini gun.
7 posted on 01/28/2012 8:55:33 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: BenLurkin

“Skinnies” don’t surf!!!” (Apologies to Robert Duvall)


8 posted on 01/28/2012 8:57:55 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Your President's DOJ is taking the Fifth Amendment! How do you feel about that?)
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To: BenLurkin
oh well, sucks to be him... lets hope it's a learning experience
9 posted on 01/28/2012 8:58:31 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin

Some liberal that now wants a bunch of US Seals to risk their lives to pull his sorry butt out of the situation he is now in. Nobody but this selfish liberal is to blame. I have little sympathy for him or his kind.


10 posted on 01/28/2012 9:23:14 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: BenLurkin

They need to hope the president’s poll numbers go in the tank and that the president has a big speech coming up.


11 posted on 01/28/2012 9:26:48 PM PST by petitfour
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To: BenLurkin
"He told the New York Times that the book about pirates was to expose the clash between hard fact and cliched mythology."

Looks like he finally found the answer to his question!

12 posted on 01/28/2012 9:31:11 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Deaf Smith

I’d say he’s become a stupid victim of PC-speak that insisted on calling these guys “pirates” instead of what they really are, which is Muslim terrorists. If he had been thinking more about walking into the lair of, say, Muqtada al-Sadr, rather than, say, Johnny Depp playing Jack Sparrow, he might have just gone surfing in Malibu.


13 posted on 01/28/2012 9:31:36 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: BenLurkin

What a let down. I just read, that pirates kidnapped Michael Moore, and got my hopes up.

CT


14 posted on 01/28/2012 9:34:05 PM PST by Carolina_Thor (It's always better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.)
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To: Carolina_Thor

I say we offer a trade. And throw in Sean Penn to sweeten the deal.


15 posted on 01/28/2012 10:26:16 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: BenLurkin
The Somali pirates who are holding a Southern California man hostage released a statement Friday night saying they have moved the man around four times in fear of a Navy SEALs attack. This comes after the dramatic rescue of two other hostages this week, possibly putting his life at risk.

Call for President Obama, Call for President Obama.
A U.Citizen is being held hostage by some of your friends. Can you please talk to them on their terms, we are sure they will listen to your eloquent oratory on peace and world friendliness.

After all you made us respected in the world again. We are watching.
16 posted on 01/28/2012 10:47:15 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: BenLurkin

the mankind is the only animal that falls into same trap twice


17 posted on 01/28/2012 11:23:43 PM PST by californian by choice
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To: Carolina_Thor

Wrong Michael Moore.....

Crap.

RLTW


18 posted on 01/29/2012 11:43:30 AM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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