Vacation To Die For

My weekend begins and it is Summer…what better time to think about a vacation, right?

From time to time I read something in the news that takes me aback and makes me ask…..WTF?

I do not understand some people’s choice for a overseas visit…you know those idiots that go to North Korea or Iran knowing full well that there is no love lost for Americans….but that does not matter it is the trip of a lifetime, right?

I saw one the other day about an attack on a tourist bus in Afghanistan…seriously?  A bus full of tourists in Afghanistan?

Foreign tourists being escorted by an army convoy in western Afghanistan have been ambushed by gunmen in an attack that left at least seven people wounded, Afghan officials say.

Twelve tourists from the UK, the US and Germany were attacked in the Chesht-e-Sharif district of Herat province on Thursday while on their way to Herat from Bamiyan and Ghor provinces.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement. Spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said the foreigners were killed – a claim the governor’s office denied.

“A group of Taliban fighters conducted the attack on the tourists, injuring at least six,” Jalani Farhad, spokesman for the Herat governor, told Al Jazeera. “However, no one is dead.”

Al Jazeera’s Qais Azimy, reporting from the capital, Kabul, said the tourists’ vehicle had been hit by an RPG.

He described the convoy’s route as a “dangerous one”, adding that “even Afghans would avoid travelling on that road.

“This journey is three days long by road, and most of it is controlled by warlords, thieves and, of course, the Taliban,” our correspondent said.

“All these things are raising lots of questions; why did these foreigners, in the first place, decide to travel on that road,” he said, adding that “no embassy, in no country, would recommend to their citizens to take that road. Everyone knows about the risk.”

(AL Jazeera)


Sorry I just cannot understand the ignorance of some people….scratch that…the STUPIDITY of some people…..just what was so goddamn important that one would risk their life to visit?

Just what happens to one’s brain chemistry to make then say….gee hon why not go for 2 weeks in Afghanistan this Summer.

Who the Hell booked this visit?  Do they have guided ours of Syria?

I think I will just stay in place and bitch about the heat.