It's good to see the old Navy lifting Brits out of Beirut and the RAF doing casevac for more urgent medical cases - job well done to all. I remember that some of those muppets that ignored FCO advice back in 1982 decided to stay on for the Â£Â£Â£Â£. Notably John McCarthy, Jackie Mann & Brian Keenan. I have nil sympathy for idoits who ignore advice to get out of a hotspot and then complain afterwards. What does give me a mild sense of humour failure is that all of these expats who remain are not paying tax. If it was up to me I would of made McCarthy, Mann & Keenan pay for the cost of the of the Beirut - Akrotiri - UK trip they got free at taxpayers expense. Personally I don't trust the Israeli government and also hate Hezbollah but we will not solve the problem in our lifetime. I feel that Israel is led by the US who makes shed loads of money selling them kit that secures defence related jobs in the US @ Lockheed, Raytheon and others who supply kit to Israel. Hopefully we will get the Brits out safely and that munter bLIAR and his cronies will again realise the importantance that we play at the sharp end. Increase the defence budget, buy better kit and reward our folk with double digit payrises next year. But back to original post, what do you think of folk whop don't listen to the Foreign Office / State Department of their own country and elect to remain in a hotspot ?