It's an outrage -- especially considering that the South African aid group Korkie worked for, Gift of the Givers, was just a couple days away from securing his release. Additionally, considering the fact that the US government has been known to lie, there is no way to verify that Somers and Korkie were actually killed by retreating al-Qaeda forces, or whether they were killed by the 'friendly' fire of the US Navy Seals.
Slain US photojournalist Luke Somers. [Photo source: www.dailymail.co.uk / AP]
Don't be surprised. The US government has been known to lie - just last week they were caught lying about information they extracted from 9/11 mastermind [sic] Khalid Sheikh Mohammad through torture.
The irony is that I am helping to fund these violent self realizing prophecies to create more extremists rather than promoting peaceful solutions. We are paying for the salaries and capital of these killing machines, i.e. elite forces of SEALS and Joint Special Operations Command units.
Rather than pay the ransom and return these people home, the US holds onto the inhumane and ruthless no ransom policy, where they refuse to fund the release of hostages, claiming that there would be more citizens taken hostage if it agreed to pay ransom to kidnappers, yet not backing it up with an evidence.
But what if Luke Somers, James Foley or Steven Sotloff was your son? How much would you be willing to pay to return them home safely?
Yet, could it be true that the US government does not value the life of journalists, especially the ones like Foley , Sotloff or Somers, who had travel to countries in which the US has had an active role in destabilizing?
Slain US photojournalist Steven Sotloff / Photo source: www.telegraph.co.uk/