Originally Posted by jiveturkey
And hopefully that slapped the shit out of that lady. Who in the right mind would go to Somalia as an aid worker?
That's true. Sad as it sounds, she probably has no business being there. I suppose if you're part of a broader (US-supported) aid mission then we should do what we can to rescue kidnapped.
But if she's just going there on her own, gets taken.....there's no justification for risking many lives to go get her. It'll only lead to more risk taking by other Americans.