I don't know about you but I am tired of reading about people who lurk around dangerous countries and get captured or kidnapped and then their government is expected to bail them out. Another one yesterday... Paul and Rachel Chandler are the British couple who were kidnapped by Somalian pirates in the Indian Ocean, who want $7 million for their release. The Chandlers were well aware they have been sailing through pirate territory, according to their blog entries. In February, they reported passing through a "high risk of piracy area," traveling in a convoy of five yachts for protection. Yet, they did it anyway. Piracy expert Nick Davies of the Merchant Maritime Warfare Center said the couple should have known better. "They sailed into the lion's den and they did it knowingly and they should be sternly told they have created an international scenario that was entirely avoidable." Not only an international scenario, they have now put the UK government into an untenable position. The multimillion-dollar ransoms the pirates regularly collect are a strong lure for young gunmen in a country where nearly half the population is dependent on aid. The high-seas hijackings have persisted despite an international armada of warships deployed by the United States, the European Union, NATO, Japan, South Korea and China to patrol the region. So what were they thinking? Do you think that the British government should pay to get them back when they acted so recklessly? Should governments pay out huge sums to rescue citizens who ignore all warnings and like fools rush in without caring about the consequences. This also applies to the American "hikers" in Iraq who were captured inside Iran recently. Who in his right mind goes hiking on the Iranian border. Sheesh!!