The state department says we cannot go to Mali. The situation on the ground is too dangerous for Westerners because of this:
Hmmmm. I see. I can't help thinking that maybe this has something to do with why Westerners are being kidnapped:
I'm breaking out in hives waiting to hear about our backup plan. I wish I was kidding but I'm not. I really have hives all over my face. More to come tomorrow.