Take THIS STORY for instance. A 27 year old from NY decides that she wants to go mountain climbing...in Pakistan. (enough said?) Oh, well now she is missing and her family is "calling on the State Department" to do something about it and pleading on TV for people to "help pressure the State Department" and Pakistan's government to do more. Are you kidding me? I realize the family is upset and all, but have a bit of common sense. This girl obviously knew the risk of going to a country that is in the hot bed of the WoT. This is on the State Department's website:
"Due to on-going concerns about the possibility of terrorist activity directed against American citizens and interests, the Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to defer non-essential travel to Pakistan. The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulates in Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar continue to operate at reduced staffing levels. Family members of official Americans assigned to the Embassy in Islamabad and to the three consulates in Pakistan were ordered to leave the country in March 2002 and have not been allowed to return. " (read the rest of the warning)
The family can hire and independent search company like Natalie Halloway's family did. It's not like she was over there distributing food to refugees --she was mountain climbing for chrissake. Am I wrong?
Or THIS STORY... Do you remember the three boys from Camden, NJ that died in the trunk of their grandmother's broken down car? Well, the horrible news from the autopsy that was just released is that the boys could have been alive for up to 33 hours. Truly Horrible.
But here's the kicker...there is now talk of a lawsuit against the Camden Police Department. WHAT? You practice poor parenting and leave your children unsupervised to play in abandoned cars and it's the fault of the police? They couldn't have gotten off their asses and looked in the trunk before they even called the police? True, maybe the police should have checked in the trunk, but when did it become police responsibility to watch people's children? I know that the parents are most likely grieving and they feel the need to blame someone --but they need to look in the mirror...if they had been supervising their very young boys, they would still be alive. Am I heartless?