cman: fusillade762: Police say they do not know why Mr Colorado was cycling through such a dangerous area.I'm going with "He's an idiot".Do you say the same to rape victims?If you are gonna blame the victim in this case might as well go all out
fusillade762: Police say they do not know why Mr Colorado was cycling through such a dangerous area.I'm going with "He's an idiot".
legion_of_doo: But they're European! Why would anyone attack them? They're not even American!
cman: Its probably safer than Mexico
EmmaLou: This is the most absurd situation I've heard. Riding a damned bike around the world, riding into some of the most dangerous territory on earth, having a 11 guards snipered off and then continuing like it's no thing after mentioning that you fell off your bike and were slightly injured? What the bloody hell is this?
Rik01: A message on Facebook said he intended to continue his trip from Europe on into Asia and the rest of the world.It takes a special type of personality to go on one of these global bike trips -- for whatever freaking reason -- through war zones and just accept the fact that folks get their shiat blown away so you can make some kind of statement or record.I still can't fathom the personality it takes for civilians from the USA to vacation in a war torn nation, knowing that the chances are very high that (A) civilians may get killed around them as insurgents try and knock off the Americans and (B) they may as well have targets on their backs.Such folks usually gush about how they like the people, the food, the culture while they duck bullets, have to get security forces to escort them about and, on at least one occasion, had the car they were in riddled with bullets.Yeah. Makes me want to run right over to some dirt nation, squabbling over religious stuff, blowing up as many civilians as they can with suicide bombs and more than happy to kidnap or gut a tourist, especially one from the USA. Just because I like the ambiance.I think such folks figure their passports give them actual immunity from being shot to pieces.And never let a little thing like a bloody civil war along with genocide get in the way of your walking or biking trip across the globe because your statement is more important than the little things like folks wantonly slaughtering each other. Tweet and blog about it as you go.
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