Iran Says It Arrested 3 American Hikers (in 2009)
Freed journalists Laura Ling, Euna Lee call captivity in N. Korea a nightmare (in 2009)
North Korea sentences US citizen to 15 years' hard labour (tour operator in 2013)
Why do they knowingly and purposely go near to or into the rogue nations that have tensions with their home country?
• they really are under cover espionage for (CIA, etc...).
• they are not espionage agents, but they desperately crave 10 minutes of fame on TV networks after being arrested
• for reporters, they expect this to boost their career, after they are released
• they want make millions from a book (written on their behalf by ghost-writers sent by the publishing house)
• they want to make millions selling the rights to their story to be made into a movie
This is irresponsible. The country spends a lot of time, money and effort to secure their release.
Ex-US Presidents (Clinton & then Carter) have to be mobilised to visit a dictator to negotiate their release. How many millions US$ are donated to the rogue nation to secure their release is not publicised.