Originally Posted by barnakiel
Why then go to the troubled spots?
Dunno. Its got me stuffed.
I think a number of people in our socio-economic group (cruisers et al) don't really think there are people who can hate us just for being us.
Some perople who are poor, badly educated and badly brought up hate us because of jelousy and perceived justification that we are richer so moraly worthy of being targets.
Others hate us because they are influenced to hate us by regimes scared of losing power.
Iran is about to stone a female to death because she had sex.
a 13 year old rape victim was stoned to death in another coutry because of the sex she had whilst being raped.
There's plenty of people out there who have many reasons to hate us or to target us.
I think its lunacy to respond to it in armycheif 'lets kill them all' manner. I think its easier for us to just avoid the areas and come back in a few years when things have changed.
One difficulty that brings is that without tourism the countries involved suffer even more.
By going where we can do safely and supporting local businesses (not giving away freebies) and local communities then hopefully people will find there is nothing to fear from us and some honest money
to be made in exchange for hard work
It does astound me how bad some people can be... that jet ski shooting in Mexico
where the killers also killed the investigating police officer. If thats true thats one bad mob!