Asking evacuees for a # of flesh?

As a world leader, our government seems to be very slow in handling a crisis situation of our own people. Our citizens, when in trouble need to be rescued and that’s the reason we belong to a nation. Getting an assurance of payment prior to boarding the rescue ship in Lebanon is certainly demanding pounds of flesh and is utterly inhuman. Whither gone the tax money to bail out our own folks out of harm’s way! England, Italy and France have done this for free. Some how demanding the evacuees to pay is not right. We hope that our government will pity the situation of the evacees without charging them and protect them as they are rightful citizens of this great nation.