Ransom is ransom

2 thoughts on “Ransom is ransom”

  1. It was very unwise, obviously, but it seems to me the hikers did the world a favor, in a way. They demonstrated how an oppressive theocracy acts, even in the twenty-first century. Rather than being less safe, I submit that Americans are more wary now and thus actually more safe. The missionaries who wandered too close to Somalia are in the same category, I would say.

    1. Surely there was already evidence enough to warn any thinking person away from the Iranian border. But now there’s a demonstrable payoff for landlubbers as well as the seagoing Somali pirates. I don’t recall hearing about missionaries near the Somali border, however. I guess I’ve been too focused on the pirates.

... and that's my two cents