Skip to comments.The Amira Chronicles (Introduction)
Posted on 10/07/2013 7:20:32 AM PDT by Cailleach
A story that I have been working on for some time is being published this Sunday in the Washington Post magazine. The Princess of Somalia is a long feature with a great photo spread. If you live in the Beltway area, be sure to have a look.
The piece, which is unlike anything I have ever done, has been posted online today. Ive been following this story since 2009, which is when I first met Michele Ballarin, who presented herself as someone who could tame Somali pirates and warlords and rebuild a broken country. She seemed to have the ear of Somali politicians and clan leaders; she also had a dubious background that didnt take long to uncover. But the revolving door of associates she had in the U.S. military and intelligence community proved fascinating, so I followed that trail for a while, until it led me into a hall of mirrors.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.discovermagazine.com ...
Here is a prior article, for memory refreshment...
Part three has been released.