The arrest of Sally Faulkner, the 60 Minutes crew led by Tara Brown and the representatives of a child recovery company in Lebanon demonstrate the need for careful consideration and expert knowledge prior to making decisions about the operation of laws in a foreign jurisdiction. One can only be knowledgeable about so many locations, and nothing beats a detailed familiarity of a particular location. Our advice would have included an insight into the operation and remarkable capabilities of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) and the General Directorate of General Security (Direction Générale de la Sûreté known as GDSG) in Lebanon, and clear counsel not to attempt to circumvent the laws of Lebanon. Lebanon is complex and can be dangerous. The Lebanese are nationalistic, albeit following consideration of family, village, sect and then country, and can be expected to enforce the law and prosecution of breaches of it, with transparent and officious diligence.