[chinese blood, irish heart] - DEFUNCT: Pay-as-you-evacuate

Thursday, July 20, 2006


While thousands of foreign nationals are being evacuated from Lebanon to nearby Cyprus, the US government has made all prospective American citizens to sign a 'promissory note' that they'll reimburse them for the evacuation procedures. No direct quote on how much that'll be, but a typical commercial flight from Beirut to Cyprus costs up to US$200.
Their passports will become unusable till the fee is paid.
Wow, they've got over US$300 billion to fight an unjust war yet they have to make their citizens pay for evacuation?
There are about 27,000 yanks in Lebanon, a majority being dual-citizens.
Perhaps that's why they're making them pay?