Why is it that people with no respect for their own lives expect others to come to their rescue? Why do the poor families of these selfish, arrogant people think it is America’s job to protect their children, when their children do things that amount to suicide, with the families blessing?
Let’s do a simple test: how many of you want to got to a nice war zone in Syria? For vacation or work, it doesn’t matter. How much would you need to be paid to stroll into a war zone? Without bodyguards, for a story nobody here in America cares about? Do you care about the plight of the poor Syrians? They all hate our guts, and would kill us in a second.
How about North Korea? There’s a vacation spot if ever I saw one! Anyone want to take a trip to North Korea? Maybe take a bible, proselytize where it means the death penalty? C’mon, it will be fun, and hey, who cares if I get arrested, I can count on, expect, other Americans to risk their lives, the lives they actually respect, to save me, right? Maybe we can tear up our visas and defect, so we can be jailed to spotlight human rights abuses in North Korea’s prisons! That sounds like fun, right?
How about we get a fanatical Jehovah’s Witness type Christian Pastor, and go to Iran and open up a Christian orphanage for teenage boys? Wouldn’t that be fun? Of course, trying to convert muslims to Christianity is illegal, but hey, it’s Iran, how much trouble can we get in? I know, Cuba! Let’s do Cuba! We can take a contract to (illegally), put up radio antennas for the Jewish community. It’s illegal, but what American religious fanatic cares about that? Besides, our arrogance and personal narcissism won’t keep our government from going to war to save us, right? Our Constitutional rights are protected no matter where we are in the world, right? If we can’t break any other countries laws, risk our very lives, without the US saving us, what good is being an American? Don’t we rule the world? Aren’t we immune to any other countries laws and penalties? How about here in America? Let’s go try and climb the most dangerous mountains we can find, with the least equipment, and no safety devices. When we get stuck where we will most certainly perish, millions of Americans will die trying to save us, right? They should not only be expected to, but forced to, against their will! I was doing what I wanted, regardless of the risk, now come die saving me!
My sympathy is reserved for the abandoned families. Their husbands, sons, fathers just didn’t care enough about them to not risk their lives. Mrs. Foley says, “America failed her son!”
Were she not in mourning, I would tell her what I really think of that statement! As it is, I will say, respectfully, that your son failed your son, and you. America did not send him to Syria. He went for a paycheck and a Pulitzer. That was worth more than his life and your love, and was his decision, not America’s!
Our government told her they would prosecute if they paid a ransom! I would have loved to see that trial! President obama gives them, (muslim brotherhood, father of them all), billions of dollars for their caliphate, which they use to attack the US and Israel, and then would prosecute someone else for paying a pittance in comparison to save their son?
None of the embedded journalists were asked to go. They went to see America commit atrocities, or get horror stories about how bad America’s military and influence has been on the world. Anybody remember any reporters with good stories about America?
Right now, there are Americans held prisoner in all the country’s mentioned, and rightly so. They went their voluntarily, for money, or to defect. While I pity their families and the pain their relatives choices have caused, I spit on their demands to help them. I don’t believe they should be mentioned in any official capacity. They used their freedom to choose, their freedom to travel, to commit suicide. Let them live with the decision.
The point is, America and American’s should protect the innocent, those caught up in situations by chance, not of their own making. Sgt Tahmooressi is a perfect example, being held in a Mexican jail through no purposeful fault of his own. HE deserves EVERY American’s support and help. I would have sent a few helicopters full of Marines to get him already, and if Mexico wanted a war over it, so be it. It might lead to a secure border.