Schilling Conspiring?

Jeffrey Schilling, the American who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf last year, has been seen, armed, walking freely around Mindanao with the bandits. Great. Wonderful.

Just a few months ago, the Inquirer published a photo of Schilling complaining about his captivity and flashing a dirty finger at the photographer. It may mean that he wasn’t a conspirator before when they kidnapped him, and he’s only recently sympathized with them.

I wonder what the U.S. plans to do about it?

Update, 04/2001: Well, Schilling says “DESTROY!” My fears of conspiracy were completely unfounded.