Best to be careful when crossing into a madman’s territory

The good news is that the two American journalists have been freed by North Korea as reported in this Yahoo News Story. The bad news is that three others are being held by Iranian authorities for crossing illegally into Iran.

First of all, one could easily wonder why would anyone wish to go hiking through Iraq.

Not that Iraq is not rich in historical significance and culture, but maybe hikers should stop for a minute and evaluate if going “walk about” through a war zone might be detrimental to their well being.

It is one thing to take charge of your own security by being aware of your surroundings, but quite another to have to duck and dive to avoid rocket propelled grenades.

As if hiking through a war zone wasn’t bad enough, these three unfortunate people then had to wander into Iran. Are they trying to keep former President Bill Clinton busy and in the spotlight?

Let us hope that it has as successful an outcome as this week’s negotiations in North Korea. For all future cross-border wanderers; “know where you are going folks”.

Exercise caution and restraint and don’t always depend on the calvary to get you out.
A jumpy border guard’s trigger finger may beat them to it.

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  1. Jerry MacCauley says:

    Actually, the cavalry only gets activated if you are a liberal activist.

    The unfortunate "victims" of the N.Korea excursion were former(?)employees of Al Gore. As for the 3 in Iran, 2 are known political activists. A trained observer might see a pattern here similar to what they refer to in football as misdirection. If you are looking at one thing too closely, you can't switch mental gears fast enough to keep up with new information.

    Before committing yourself to any unknown situation, step back and look at the big picture.

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