by Jay Janson
Dun’ know, about choosing to vacation in country the United States is accused of killing more than a million of it citizens. Especially, if one happens to be of the same American nationality as the troops and pilots who were involved in the homicides.
Most Americans would surly feel shy and uneasy about relaxing, having a good time, hiking in the mountains, while down below in the cities, all kinds of carnage was happening and has been happening almost continually over many years under the watchful eye of American commanders, the CIA and the U.S. Department of State. and Defense.
Not even sure just anyone could get a visa, even if occupied war-torn Iraq became a popular tourist spot.
Also, seems like each would have to have an okay from the American military before going hiking in Iraq – as imbedded tourists so to speak.
The now famous trio of American hikers, looking bright as a penny and healthy, are back home, after having fallen into the hands of Iranian border guards, and imprisoned for a couple of years. One wonders if more Americans will be seeking to go bike-riding and mountain climbing in Iraq while fellow American troops are still there and American drones fly its skies. Leon Panetta, former head of the CIA, now Secretary of Defense is still optimistic that U.S. Armed Forces will remain despite Iraqi opposition and Obama promising them home for Christmas. “Negotiations are still going on,” said a smiling Panetta earlier this week.
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