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Iran Jails American Hikers For 'Spying'
Skynews ^ | 08/20/11 | skynews

Posted on 08/20/2011 6:35:28 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper

Two American hikers who were detained in Iran have been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of "illegal entry" and "espionage," the state TV website says.

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1 posted on 08/20/2011 6:35:36 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper

No doubt, but I must confess that I have no sympathy for Berkeley students who go out hiking in these of all places secure in the knowledge that if anything were to happen, the United States military would put themselves at risk to save their Peace Studies butts.

I does bring the Carter glow to this presidency, though.


2 posted on 08/20/2011 6:40:27 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Palin Power 2012)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Hiking in Iran while American. What could go wrong?


3 posted on 08/20/2011 6:40:50 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: winoneforthegipper

Sounds like they were looking for trouble and found it. Bismarck famously said that the Balkans were not worth the bones of one Hessian grenadier. I’d say these two are not worth a stern warning from Hillary Clinton.


4 posted on 08/20/2011 6:41:50 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: winoneforthegipper
No surprise with Jimmy Carter II in office.

The Iranian's know that Obama's just as weak and impotent as Jimmy Carter was.

5 posted on 08/20/2011 6:43:28 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: winoneforthegipper
Iran Jails American Hikers For 'Spying'

Meanwhile the command center at the 'Vineyard' switches to CRISIS MODE: "What do you mean you're out of arugula?!?"

6 posted on 08/20/2011 6:43:49 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: winoneforthegipper

We’re probably not getting the whole story. During Vietnam, communist sympathizers hiked across the border from Cambodia to show “solidarity” against the oppressive American regime. They were executed as spies. As I recall at least one of these Iranian border “hikers” hailed from Berkley or Cambridge; can’t recall which now. But it’s likely they went to Iran for the same reason.

It seems inconceivable from the lefties that a fascist regime will not throw open its arms as the VC did for Jane Fonda. What a reality check this must be for them.

Think about it logically. Who is going to go hiking in the sh*tpit capital of the world when the US has the best trails and scenery in the world?


7 posted on 08/20/2011 6:45:17 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: ecomcon
Yea, if they weren't spying they were up to something else. It sure wasn't taking in the view!

Mike

8 posted on 08/20/2011 6:45:58 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Though there had been news stories that this was headed for a better resolution. Am I mistaken and if not, what happened?


9 posted on 08/20/2011 6:46:43 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Caipirabob

Why do I feel like this is a set-up for Hussein to give Iran something they want and/or He wants to give them?

For the Fraud, it’s all about the destruction (er, excuse me, fundamental transformation) of America.

Any “Foundation” readers?
This Peas of Sh!t reminds me of “The Mule”.


10 posted on 08/20/2011 6:48:45 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: John W

Thought


11 posted on 08/20/2011 6:48:52 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: John W

Iran realized the pair were good for a future trade.


12 posted on 08/20/2011 6:49:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Again?
I didn’t know that there was such a strong wanderlust for the hills of Iran.


13 posted on 08/20/2011 6:50:54 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ecomcon
Word. Of all the places to go hiking. . . ."I know! Lets to to Iran!

Youth is truly wasted on the young, ignorant and idealistic. At least when they get out of prison, they will likely be rock ribbed conservatives - if they survive, which is highly unlikely.

14 posted on 08/20/2011 6:51:02 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Sure, everyone hikes along the border in a war zone. Stupid is as stupid does. Whatever their motive, reality smacked them up side the head. Now, they’re going to whine for our guys to risk their lives to save them or Iran will want some sort of concession from us. The idiots deserve what they get.


15 posted on 08/20/2011 6:51:57 AM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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Oh, these are the same hikers from years ago.

My mistake


16 posted on 08/20/2011 6:52:02 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Iran realized the pair were good for a future trade.”

Yeah, more secure than buying American debt.


17 posted on 08/20/2011 6:52:19 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: MichaelP

What possibly could have been going through their minds when they decided to hike near Iran? They should be punished for just being STUPID.


18 posted on 08/20/2011 6:53:14 AM PDT by burroak
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To: winoneforthegipper

How I spent my summer vacation..

Two friends and I thought it would be fun to hike along the border of a war torn country and a paranoid, kook filled, anti-American nation.
.......

Sorry, I can’t seem to be able to generate any sympathy for these idiots.

IIRC their idea was to make a political statement.


19 posted on 08/20/2011 6:53:41 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: winoneforthegipper

They should said they were looking for work or even better amnesty..?


20 posted on 08/20/2011 6:56:49 AM PDT by Leep
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To: Leep

.... or better health care?


21 posted on 08/20/2011 6:58:11 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Guess they were looking for diversity...well they found it.
22 posted on 08/20/2011 7:06:08 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: winoneforthegipper

We still don’t know if they may release them.


23 posted on 08/20/2011 7:12:09 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

I don’t really care if they release them at all. Berkeley students...ha! Screw them.


24 posted on 08/20/2011 7:14:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Another FReeper who knows members of one family, said that one hiker (Josh Fataal) was in Iraq researching family roots. I think the FReeper said Josh’s grandfather was Iraqi. The 3 were on a hiking trail that is within Iraq, but is watched by Iranian patrols. It is believed that they were abducted and brought over the border into Iran.


25 posted on 08/20/2011 7:22:00 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Gen.Blather; ecomcon; MichaelP; Gaffer

Ping to post #23


26 posted on 08/20/2011 7:24:41 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: treetopsandroofs
Why do I feel like this is a set-up for Hussein to give Iran something they want and/or he wants to give them?

You beat me to it, that was exactly my thought.

My prediction: In a couple of weeks, they'll be released, and Obama will be given huge credit for his brilliant negotiating skills.

We won't be told what Iran got in return.

27 posted on 08/20/2011 7:32:56 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: nuconvert

If they weren’t Berkley Peace Studies graduates, I might be able to see your point.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2766506/posts


28 posted on 08/20/2011 7:34:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Why does it matter what school they went to?
They’re American citizens abducted/kidnapped by Iran


29 posted on 08/20/2011 7:45:42 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
If someone, even a fellow citizen, goes sticking pins in rattlesnakes, I feel no obligation to dive into the snake pit to extricate him.
30 posted on 08/20/2011 7:52:04 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Leaning Right

If we can think of it, then certainly the Fraud’s handlers can, but are they stupid enough to think this will actually give the messiah an Iran “bounce”?

Will Maxine feel any less tired?

Will this re-energize votes from his base?

Stay tuned next week when that Krazy Kenyan Kommie pulls a rabbit out of his hat!


31 posted on 08/20/2011 7:52:31 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: winoneforthegipper

I posted this on the other thread with the same subject:

LESSON:

Tresspass into Iran - get arrested, lose 1/2 your body weight and end up in prison for 8 years.

Tresspass into the United States of America - get free food, subsidized housing, free education, free medical care, jobs, throw your trash everywhere, spit on the citizens, and you don’t even have to speak English.


32 posted on 08/20/2011 7:53:23 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: winoneforthegipper

I posted this on the other thread with the same subject:

LESSON:

Tresspass into Iran - get arrested, lose 1/2 your body weight and end up in prison for 8 years.

Tresspass into the United States of America - get free food, subsidized housing, free education, free medical care, jobs, throw your trash everywhere, spit on the citizens, and you don’t even have to speak English.


33 posted on 08/20/2011 7:53:31 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: nuconvert

You believe what Big Media tells us?


34 posted on 08/20/2011 7:55:14 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: winoneforthegipper

I’d say if Iran executed them, the students would be eligible for a Darwin Award. What were they thinking???


35 posted on 08/20/2011 7:58:52 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Murray / Baucus / Kerry / Upton / Clyburn? I've had better picks come out of my nose.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“If someone, even a fellow citizen, goes sticking pins in rattlesnakes, I feel no obligation to dive into the snake pit to extricate him.”

How is hiking a scenic trail “ sticking pins in rattlesnakes”? And no one is asking you to “dive into the pit”. Even standing around the pit trying to help or give advice or showing concern is different from standing around the pit laughing or making snide remarks & walking away.


36 posted on 08/20/2011 7:59:05 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Good. Idiots.


37 posted on 08/20/2011 8:00:37 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Those hikers will just have to eat their pea's...
38 posted on 08/20/2011 8:01:40 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

I believe what a FReeper who is familiar with the family said.
And I think I’m pretty familiar with how IRI likes to operate.


39 posted on 08/20/2011 8:01:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
I think we perceive their behavior differently. I am not even convinced that they did not enter Iran, and do so deliberately. They have been coddled by an idiotic left wing schooling regimen and believe that someone else is always going to bail them out when they get in a jam.
40 posted on 08/20/2011 8:07:01 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

“No doubt, but I must confess that I have no sympathy for Berkeley students who go out hiking in these of all places secure in the knowledge that if anything were to happen, the United States military would put themselves at risk to save their Peace Studies butts.”

It is so stupid for them to be there that they probably were spying, though I have no idea who they work for. American 15 year-olds know it is too dangerous to be there (even on the “right” side of the border).


41 posted on 08/20/2011 8:08:20 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: winoneforthegipper

Nuke their sorry asses off the face of the earth unless they release them. Give them ten minutes. It’s a win-win.


42 posted on 08/20/2011 8:08:41 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: winoneforthegipper

these were lefty troublemakers...let them rot.


43 posted on 08/20/2011 8:13:31 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

In 2005 I was in a Blackhawk that flew over the Iraqi side of the border in that area and even though we were armed to the teeth, increased stress was there. I can’t imagine any one hiking on those trails.


44 posted on 08/20/2011 8:13:38 AM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: Gen.Blather

“During Vietnam, communist sympathizers hiked across the border from Cambodia to show “solidarity” against the oppressive American regime.”

The Khmer Rouge did the same thing to journalists dying to get the story (literally).


45 posted on 08/20/2011 8:13:38 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: PaleoBob
Nuke their sorry asses off the face of the earth unless they release them. Give them ten minutes. It’s a win-win.

WHO??? Barack Hussein zer0bama???

you gotta be kidding? we ARE in the lead of Islamic Extremism...

Still too many people, even here in FR, who think Zer0bama is bad, but not evil...he is evil and out to destroy all things American..

46 posted on 08/20/2011 8:19:17 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: winoneforthegipper

It’s like deja vu all over again.


47 posted on 08/20/2011 8:20:53 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: winoneforthegipper
feh... lets hope this is a learning experience for them not to play with fire, something their parents obviously never taught them but should have
48 posted on 08/20/2011 8:26:19 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Leaning Right

I’m wondering if the harsh sentence will make the Iranians look more magnanimous when they release them during rama-dama-ding-dong?


49 posted on 08/20/2011 8:27:33 AM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; nuconvert; winoneforthegipper

Iraq is not safe. In July, I heard Iranian Revolutionary Guards attacked a Kurdish (Iranian) Opposition grp, which also operates out of Iraq (PJAK) - they are not militant Kurdish ones like PKK (mostly in Turkey). Fact is that Iraq isn’t safe for much, including hiking. And, holding a US passport won’t help much. Iraq is increasingly under the Iranian mullah regime’s influence.

winoneforthegipper: I thought those American hikers were jailed months ago.. old news?


50 posted on 08/20/2011 8:32:52 AM PDT by odds
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