I find it saddening that such inhumane and cruel acts are carried out in this world. I think that whatever actions taken to stop this would not be easy, and even trying to save the hostages would be no mean feat either. Japan’s move of not paying the ransom sum proves their stand that they would not deal with terrorists. It is a Catch 22 situation—pay the ransom, and that would mean that succumbed to the will if the terrorists or don’t pay the ransom and the 2 Japanese citizens would most likely die. Either way, it just goes to show how complicated the war on terrorism is.