|A sign for a Lima security company...some people would like to encircle the whole world in barbed wire|
Seriously though, isn't the media annoying. One day the Embassy issues this warning saying nobody should go to Machu Picchu and everybody babbles about it, then two weeks later they issue another warning saying everything is fine.
This is one of three things that have happened recently that make Peru look bad, and as of yet there is no evidence that Peru has done anything wrong. First there was the "Nightmare in Peru" episode (and I'm pretty convinced the tourists were drunk and acting like assholes), second there was the "Phantom Kidnapping" episode (some kid didn't post a picture on Facebook for a month so his mom made the Peruvian government go find him--at great expense to the indigenous people of Peru, and no expense to the idiot tourist), and now this "Phantom Kidnapping Warning" BS.
Look folks, the random warnings that you issue do have an effect.
The real amazing thing is that the next time some institution of authority makes an absurd claim or issues a bizarre warning, everybody is going to look at me like I'm the crazy one when I express skepticism.
To paraphrase Einstein, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. How many times do you have to listen to the fools of the world before you stop believing them?
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