Hostages Joshua Boyle, Amanda Lindhout were reckless

Former Canadian hostages Amanda Lindhout, Joshua Boyle exhibited a self-absorbed and reckless naiveté.
Amanda Lindhout, former Canadian hostage in Somalia. Photo courtesy Art Babych.

Canadians are witnessing two post-hostage dramas and there are lessons to be learned from each.  In October, after five years in captivity, Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlin Coleman and their three young children were rescued from their captors by Pakistani troops after a shootout in Pakistan’s rugged border area with Afghanistan.

On the same day, Canadian Amanda Lindhout was in an Ottawa courtroom facing a Somali man who she says was one of her hostage-takers during 460 days of captivity in the east African country in 2008-09. Continue reading Hostages Joshua Boyle, Amanda Lindhout were reckless