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American woman freed by Iran is grateful, humbled
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 09/14/10 | NASSER KARIMI

Posted on 09/14/2010 11:11:22 AM PDT by Enchante

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1 posted on 09/14/2010 11:11:26 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: Enchante

the total barf of seeing a US citizen groveling before the Mullahs while her friends are still in captivity


2 posted on 09/14/2010 11:12:30 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Enchante

sigh.........lesson learned hopefully.


3 posted on 09/14/2010 11:12:59 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Enchante

Stockholm Syndrome, maybe.


4 posted on 09/14/2010 11:13:34 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Enchante

Sexists.


5 posted on 09/14/2010 11:13:43 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Enchante

When you meet the unbelievers in jihad [holy war], chop off their heads. And when you have brought them low, bind your prisoners rigorously. Then set them free or take ransom from them until the war is ended.—(Koran, 47:4)


6 posted on 09/14/2010 11:14:10 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Enchante

“humbled and grateful” is just another way of saying “I’ll speak kindly of you so you’ll free my 2 friends”. We won’t hear of any mistreatment or of the kangaroo court until her companions are on safer soil.


7 posted on 09/14/2010 11:14:37 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Enchante

The Iran government has ventured into state sponsored kidnapping. In earlier times, this action may been cause for swift retaliation. In these times, this action is cause for ransoms and praise for the dear leader. Disgusting.


8 posted on 09/14/2010 11:16:12 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: Enchante
who paid the 500k ?
9 posted on 09/14/2010 11:16:18 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Enchante

Sarah: No more hiking next to belligerent countries, OK?


10 posted on 09/14/2010 11:16:59 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: Enchante

$500K = ransom.

We were supposed to have settled this in the early 1800’s (except, perhaps, for T. Jefferson’s underhandedness)


11 posted on 09/14/2010 11:17:00 AM PDT by frog in a pot (Wake up America! You are losing the war against your families and your Constitution!)
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To: Enchante

She should be grateful to the people who raised the money to pay Iran’s extortion, but she should not be grateful to the little crap-weasel that had his people hold her hostage for over a year.

If somebody came to my house and held me at gunpoint while somebody else wearing steel-toed boots kicked me between the legs once a day while I was powerless to do anything about it, I sure as heck wouldn’t be grateful to him for finally stopping.


12 posted on 09/14/2010 11:17:26 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Jesus called us to be Salt and Light, not Vinegar and Water.)
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To: Cboldt
Stockholm Syndrome, maybe.

Let's see how long she keeps the headscarf on when she gets home.

13 posted on 09/14/2010 11:17:39 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Let's see how long she keeps the headscarf on when she gets home.

Nancy Pelosi could probably use a new one.

14 posted on 09/14/2010 11:18:58 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Enchante

Too bad her half million dollar bail will be used to further the evil dwarf’s nuclear attack on Israel. Whatever happened to our rule that we don’t pay ransom to terrorists?


15 posted on 09/14/2010 11:19:06 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: VRWCmember

I sure as heck wouldn’t be grateful to him for finally stopping.

Use your noodle. The Iranians still hold her two companions, one of whom is her fiance. She will say nothing publically to make life tougher for them while still in captivity, especially as one is her fiance. I’m sure she will be thoroughly briefed by our gov’t agents as to what happened to her, but none of it will be made public as long as the other to men are still being held by Iran.


16 posted on 09/14/2010 11:22:47 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Cboldt
Stockholm Syndrome, maybe.

Friends-Still-In-Thugs-Hands Syndrome, maybe.

17 posted on 09/14/2010 11:24:36 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Compared to Moctezuma II, Obama isn't that bad.)
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To: Enchante

She has to say whatever they tell her to because she knows her comments affect the possibility of geting the other 2 out. What do you expect her to do, ruin the chances of her friends getting out? That’s exactly why they released only one of them, so they could get the comments they wanted.


18 posted on 09/14/2010 11:24:56 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Cboldt
Stockholm Syndrome, maybe.

That's always a risk, but I'm thinking it's just being polite so not to put her two friends at any greater risk.

19 posted on 09/14/2010 11:25:01 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Enchante

They are big time libs. Leave them there.


20 posted on 09/14/2010 11:25:34 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: Enchante
Iran freed Sarah Shourd, 32, after a $500,000 bail ransom was paid to win her freedom.
21 posted on 09/14/2010 11:26:15 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Compared to Moctezuma II, Obama isn't that bad.)
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To: Enchante

thank you sir..... may I have another?


22 posted on 09/14/2010 11:28:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: paul51
who paid the 500k ?

I believe we taxpayers did.

23 posted on 09/14/2010 11:29:35 AM PDT by Allegra (Flank steak is very lean.)
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To: Enchante

500K to get a ugly Lefty Back?? Bad deal.


24 posted on 09/14/2010 11:31:32 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Enchante

She was grateful to Iran’s president?????????? Major Stockholm Syndrome, I’d say. How about a little gratitude for the people who raised the $500k?

Anyway, she’s a moron, and probably a lefty. Only the leftist idiots don’t know these people are our ENEMY!!! I suppose the family and friends of this woman are grateful to Ahmanutjob, too.


25 posted on 09/14/2010 11:31:49 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Enchante

It is also colossally stupid to be hiking along the border of a country where US troops are still involved in combat operations and another country that is actively trying to destabilize the first country and considers the US an enemy.


26 posted on 09/14/2010 11:31:59 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Jesus called us to be Salt and Light, not Vinegar and Water.)
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To: frog in a pot

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/jefferson_papers/mtjprece.html

Right now, we are doing it wrong. I guess we are STILL refusing to learn from history.


27 posted on 09/14/2010 11:32:40 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: businessprofessor
The Iran government has ventured into state sponsored kidnapping.

Yep. Since November 1979.

I'd love to see several government buildings and mullahs' residences in Iran bombed to smithereens.

Not to mention the nuke plant(s).

28 posted on 09/14/2010 11:33:36 AM PDT by Allegra (Flank steak is very lean.)
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To: flaglady47

Did you watch her eyes during the release conference? She was still scared to death.


29 posted on 09/14/2010 11:34:43 AM PDT by enraged
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To: Enchante

Can we lockup illegals and demand $500,000 bail/ransom? We might be on to something here. Round up enough, maybe we could payoff the national debt. Oh, but I am guessing Mexico won’t pay because they don’t want them back.


30 posted on 09/14/2010 11:34:52 AM PDT by gunnut
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To: saganite

I didn’t say I don’t understand why she will be spoon-feeding propaganda to the media, at least as long as her friends are still captives in Mullah-land..... I said that the spectacle is nauseating.

If a rapist holds three captives and is raping them, but releases one who proceeds to sing the praises of the rapist in order to try to win the freedom of the other two, I can understand why the freed victim says something without either endorsing or approving of it myself.


31 posted on 09/14/2010 11:36:00 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

Yeah, lefty would be my guess, or they wouldn’t have been venturing into Iranian territory in the first place.


32 posted on 09/14/2010 11:37:07 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: theDentist
We won’t hear of any mistreatment or of the kangaroo court

afaik they never appeared in court; no hearings had been held yet.

33 posted on 09/14/2010 11:37:18 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Am working on plans for a Knights Templar Community Center next to the Kaaba in Mecca.)
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Early on it was said that she is very ill. Anyone know the nature of her illness?


34 posted on 09/14/2010 11:38:16 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: Enchante

And where in the heck is our fabulous president while Americans are held hostage?


36 posted on 09/14/2010 11:40:40 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Enchante

I’m thrilled that my money is helping arm Iran so that this empty headed idiot could be freed.

Who vacations in a War Zone (Iraq)?


37 posted on 09/14/2010 11:41:30 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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***Iran freed Sarah Shourd, 32, after a $500,000 bail was paid to win her freedom.****

Sounds like the traditional moslem practice of kidnapping someone and holding them for ransom.

More about them here!

http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2009/08/03_hikers.shtml

Wonder if those nice degrees from Berkley in “Peace and Conflict Studies” helped in the REAL WORLD!


38 posted on 09/14/2010 11:42:56 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( AKA Rodrigo de Bivar)
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To: Allegra

Any evidence that the US paid the bail, Allegra?


39 posted on 09/14/2010 11:45:23 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Am working on plans for a Knights Templar Community Center next to the Kaaba in Mecca.)
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To: Cboldt

She was already a muslim sympathizing, israel-hater before she walked into iran. Just another Rachel Corrie type,, and just watch, even after her two buddies are safe at home, she will still have nothing but kind words for iran, and will blame their behavior on their just suspicion of all Americans.

Just watch.


40 posted on 09/14/2010 11:46:03 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Tzimisce

Mark Steyn did, sort of.

But here’s the thing. He carried a gun all the time over there, wrote that he would have gone down fighting rather than be kidnapped, and that if captured he would NOT expect to have been ransomed.


41 posted on 09/14/2010 11:46:15 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: davisfh

“Shourd’s mother has said her daughter has been denied treatment for serious health problems, including a breast lump and precancerous cervical cells.”


42 posted on 09/14/2010 11:48:11 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Am working on plans for a Knights Templar Community Center next to the Kaaba in Mecca.)
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To: theDentist

““humbled and grateful” is just another way of saying,,,,”

Baloney,, she means it. She loves them,, she won’t ever turn on them, because she shares their anti-USA anti-Israel philosophy. Just watch how she acts long after the boys are released. And look for the book,, warmly understanding iranian suspicion of America,,, and waxing in about the beauty of Islam. Just watch,,,


43 posted on 09/14/2010 11:49:50 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

interesting..... they have journalistic aspirations and activities, which suggests that the claim they were merely “lost hikers” is more than a bit implausible

in any case “hiking” around the Iran/Iraq border anything seems like a pretty crazy idea, especially while there are US troops in Iraq and Iran is fighting a terrorist war against the west


44 posted on 09/14/2010 11:50:00 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Mashood

“Sarah: No more hiking next to belligerent countries, OK?”

They should pull her passport and put her on every no-fly list in the world.

There is such a thing as “too stupid to leave the country.”


45 posted on 09/14/2010 11:50:52 AM PDT by PLMerite (Fix the clock. It's time.)
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Any evidence that the US paid the bail, Allegra?

No, not at all. In fact, Crowley is saying the US didn't pay it and I guess I should give them the benefit of the doubt.

It's just that I find that so difficult when it comes to our government these days.

46 posted on 09/14/2010 11:52:54 AM PDT by Allegra (Flank steak is very lean.)
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To: rhombus
Let's see how long she keeps the headscarf on when she gets home. Nancy Pelosi could probably use a new one. I agree. In fact, here it is:
47 posted on 09/14/2010 11:55:35 AM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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Who vacations in a War Zone (Iraq)?

Hey, it's Camp Kupcake! You don't know what you're missing.

Palm trees, sand....ummm....other stuff...

Never mind...

48 posted on 09/14/2010 11:56:42 AM PDT by Allegra (Flank steak is very lean.)
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Another leftwing extremist collides with reality.

Nice that her family was able to put together half a million dollars to get her out.

Too bad they couldn’t raise the money for her 2 friends.


49 posted on 09/14/2010 11:59:21 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Allegra; Tzimisce

“I believe we taxpayers did.”

Maybe not.

U.S. Government will not pay bail for U.S. hiker imprisoned in Iran, U.S. State Department says

Monday, September 13th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

http://wireupdate.com/local/u-s-government-will-not-pay-bail-for-u-s-hiker-imprisoned-in-iran-u-s-state-department-says/


50 posted on 09/14/2010 11:59:45 AM PDT by Mila
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