I used to live in Yemen back in the 90's for the above reasons.
Individuals know this in advance and still elect to go to such places. They are willing to take a chance in exchange for the big bucks and big opportunities. That is the way of entrepeneurs and adventurers.
But if there is any danger perhaps the federal government should not allow anyone to make these choices. (/liberal)
YEP....My brother, (tall, blonde, big guy) went to Egypt RIGHT AFTER 9/11...I tried to talk him out of it, but he had to finish up something for his employer...
Even in the US there are dangers working in the oil fields of places like the North Slope of Alaska. There is the danger of getting eaten by grey wolves and polar bears.
The movie “The Grey” with Liam Neeson as a paid hunter working for the oil company is not all that far fetched. The enviromental groups did not like this movie because it portrayed the grey wolf as a vicious predator, because that is what they are. They are also the largest wolf specie. Tyically weighing 150-175 lbs. Evironmentalist want you to believe they are cute fluffly critters like your average golden retriever.
I have a nephew that was a Marine Seal - now returns to “state dept” contractor work because the economy for his EMT work is not much at this time. Family life in America is taking a hit for young people.
Algeria siege: 37 foreigners died, PM says
Japan on Monday said seven of its nationals had been killed and three others remained missing.
US officials confirmed that three Americans were among the dead, with seven survivors.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron said thee Britons had been killed, with three others missing and presumed dead.