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Posted on 09/14/2010 11:11:22 AM PDT by Enchante
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They aren't saying who did but they're saying it's not us.
I guess I'll go along with that unless we hear otherwise.
Bail...the new ransom.
This little Muzzie loving bigoted lefty should be denied reentry into this country. She has been spreading hate of the West and esp Israel while encamped in Syria. Debbie Schlussel has the scoop on all 3 of these lefty tools!
Also it is BS that the US did not pay for her release, the Iranians got exactly what they wanted out of the treasonous State dept.
Perhaps I’m a bit biased, but it is difficult for me to imagine this young woman, any young woman, being examined by these people. I hope and pray that she and her companions have learned a valuable lesson from this experience.
Sulaimaniya is very beautiful, as are Dohuk and Erbil. I went to Kurdistan in 2006 and it was nothing like the rest of Iraq. We were able to actually walk in the streets to restaurants and shops with no body armor on.
This was back when Baghdad was just freakin' insane. I was up there in Kurdistan on a business trip as we were standing up some camps and coming back to Baghdad was not easy after that. :)
I still think it awfully strange that these people wandered accidentally into Iran...
I always thought that either these people were totally, drop dead stupid, or were being used by someone or something.
>I still think it awfully strange that these people wandered accidentally into Iran...
IMO, FWIW, free lance correspondents for CurrentTV.
I mean, WTH, you can’t go hiking in the Alps, Rockies, Sierras, Cascades, Andes, Himalayas....but near Iran?
thanks for the info on your impressions of Kurdistan
yes, and I find it difficult to credit the claim at the link that the 4 had no idea they were so close to the border with Iran???
although from reading a few things online about them just now, it seems plausible that they were idiot-lefties-without-a-clue rather than lefties trying to do something adventuresome for journalism by crossing the Iranian border
I don’t know. Her friend and fiancee are still being held... and I would bet she was told that they would suffer very painful punishments each time she did not play along. I guess we will need to await the other’s release.
I’m wondering if this whole deal was a propaganda stunt by several Berkeley Islamic Americans done for the greater glory of Iran?
I mean of all the places on earth to hike, why would anyone in their right minds pick the Iranian border?
Yes, out of all the mountain ranges in the world, their choice of places to hike and the timing therein seems a little off.
And they came from Syria to do this.
Did they just like hanging out in enemy territory?
I mean, Kurdistan isn't enemy territory, but Syria? And then right up by (and over) the Iranian border?
I've been a little skeptical of this ever since the story broke and I suspect there's quite a bit more to it.
BlueMax: 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.
I hope she can find other venues for “hiking”.
lesson learned hopefully.........
That is is not too trendy to hike the mountains of eastern Turkey....perhaps a nice walk in the mountains of Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho.... next time where there are no wars going on.
What else can one expect when she was still on Iranian soil?
Particularly when two friends are left behind to face the consequences of anything less than a statement of gratitude.
oh I didn’t “expect” anything else -— of course she has to be worried to death for her two friends
anyway, it seems that she is a die-hard pro-jihad anti-Israel lefty who will be happy to provide pro-regime propaganda for the Mullahs
she and her pals were LIVING in Syria for a year (enemy territory) and are firmly aligned with the jihad cult
it won’t take any inducements to get people like that to provide propaganda for Iran
They got away with it in 1979, until Daddy came home. Thus far, osamabama hasn’t seemed very concerned about these three stinking kuffirs, but back in the day they just kept on taking more hostages until they got the attention they sought.
I doubt that they were spying, but they were probably doing some stupid peacenik sort of thing. “Sarah Shourd” sounds vaguely middle eastern. Maybe she thought she knew the terrain. Actually, aren’t they lib christians or something?
I read she is anti-Israel and some sort of journalist who was living in the middle east - possibly Syria. I have no sympathy for any of the three idiot liars.
Reports are neither our government nor her family paid it but they won’t say who did.
Do you really believe they were just hiking? How many people do you know who go hiking? How many go hiking in Iraq along the border with Iran?
September 14, 2010, - 12:49 pm
Questions About Released Far-Left Activist Hiker Sarah Shourd
By Debbie Schlussel
As you probably know, today, far-left, anti-American, anti-Israel activist writer Sarah Shourd was released from Iranian custody in exchange for $500,000 bail.
You know my position on Shourd and her co-horts. As Ive written, they are far-left, anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian propagandists who lived in Syriaanother Muslim, human rights abusing, terrorist-host state for which she served as an apologist and shill, writing gushing articles about the country. (See also, here.) They went hiking in Iran. They lived in Syria. They knew the risks, and its sad that tax-funded public servants spent oodles of time on them. Im sorry that Shourdreports saymay have breast cancer. But that doesnt change who she is: a shill for Palestinian and Syrian Islamic terrorists. She is an activist (her own self-description), NOT a journalist (not that being a journalist would make her any more important).
And I have a few questions:
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In May of 1804 Ian Perdicaris was kidnapped for ransom by a Moroccan, Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli.
Teddy Roosevelt said,”This government wants Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead.” He then sent the Marines to handle it. In the old days this is how kidnapping was handled.
I don’t expect to see that kind of strength shown in this day and age.
It turns out that we probably didn't. I was making an uneducated guess and further downthread I corrected that.
The DoS insists that the US didn't pay the "bail," but nobody is saying who did.
So, in the spirit of fairness, I suppose I'll give them the benefit of the doubt until I hear otherwise.
America has become the land of WHIMPS, how very sad.
She was kidnapped by pirates, ransomed for $500,000, and is grateful to the criminals.
“more to the story..”
What is the drug traffic like in that part of the world?
Thanks. I saw that as well, and also questioned its veracity. I was mainly wondering if you had heard something different.
I’m glad that she was freed. But the $500K (who paid it?) is JIZYA!!!!
Thomas Jefferson fought a war against islamic terrorists (the Barbary Pirates) to stop the need for paying jizya to these terrorists (as previous Administrations had done.)
Despite what the liberals, pseudo-intellectuals, and phony “scholars of islam” say, the US has a noble history of opposing islamic aggression, from early in its history. Our recent history—especially those EVIL anti-Serbian wars—is not so noble. And we Americans—including innocent people who had no part in the anti-Serbian actions, who were ignorant of them, or who opposed them—are paying the price.
It;s time to reverse course, starting with repudiating the muslim in the White House!!!!
She is probably afraid for her two remaining friends and trying not to make it harder on them.
I agree, she does not want to say anything but what might help to free her friends
however, from a variety of online sources it does appear that she and her friends are the kind of jihad friendly leftists who would want to help Ahmawhackjob anyway....
Im thrilled that my money is helping arm Iran so that this empty headed idiot could be freed.
Who vacations in a War Zone (Iraq)?
I’m glad Im not the only one who is incredulous about another group of American hikers dumb enough to get close to an Axis of Evil country!
Obama likes creepy company. Here he hugs 'Monkey Boy' Allah-dina-jihad:
I guess one didn’t want to kneel for the other in front of the cameras.
As far as I know, that's not a heavy drug-trafficking area. The penalties are very severe for anything related to drugs and I don't believe the land there, while fertile agriculturally, produces anything that would promote that.
I heard on Fox News that the government of Oman brokered her release (along with the Swiss), and that Oman paid her bail.
I hope this spoiled brat trust fund baby learned her lesson.
And I hope it was her parents and not the US taxpayers who came up with the ransom money.
Usual causes of these conditions:
Promiscuous sex and numerous abortions.
I noticed the eyes, too. She is not free yet. Not until her friends come home - their lives very likely depend on what she says/does now. She probably also needs at least 6 mos intense deprogramming, plus close supervision to make sure she has not been given “instructions.”