Skip to comments.PICKET: Freed American hikers thank Hugo Chavez, Noam Chomsky, Cindy Sheehan
Posted on 09/25/2011 4:47:05 PM PDT by paltz
Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, the now freed American hikers who were held in an Iranian prison after being convicted for espionage, appeared before cameras and reporters in New York on Sunday and gave prepared statements about their detentions in Iran.
Bauer, a freelance journalist, along with Sarah Shourd, a teacher and womens rights activist, and Fattal, an environmentalist, were arrested July 31, 2009 while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan. Shourd was released last year. Bauer's and Fattal's remarks were critical of American foreign policy towards Iran as well as the Iranian government's treatment of it's own people.
"The only explanation for our prolonged detention is the 32 years of mutual hostility between American and Iran. The irony is Sarah Josh and I oppose U.S. policies towards Iran which perpetuate this hostility. We were convicted of espionage, because we are American," said Bauer. He continued, "Its that simple. No evidence was ever presented against us. That it because there is no evidence and because we are completely innocent."
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Can we send them back?
Only a leftist would be hiking there anyway.
Time to stop wasting time and money rescuing idiots from themselves.
I knew we should have left them over there. Or maybe we could give them free tickets to Venezuela, as long as they take Cindy and Noam with them.
what, no jimmy carter or bill clinton or even the big O himself?
Right on. If they are so stupid to go were they are not supposed to then should not expect any help
So they oppose of how Jimmy Carter handled the hostage crisis and did nothing? Iran turned on the United States and attacked us. We did nothing but stop dealing with Iran. We never attacked them. So I would like to know what we did specifically to which they object.
Perhaps the objection is that we exist as a nation?
still wondering where the money came from and before someone says Oman then what was their deal for doing that?
They’re lefty idiots who will still not wake up , hell look at them for crying out loud.
The so called men are little girlie men which is the usual look of a left wing kook male.
They then go hiking on the Iran border or near it and then wonder why they are caught and then thank the left wing leaders .
This just shows how dumb the left are.
The ones who really need the beheading, never get the beheading.
Send them back.
frigging idiots, should have left them to rot there.
shady dealings to free them and then they come back here and complain about this country.
THE LEFT WING KOOKS OF THIS COUNTRY ARE REALLY STUPID AND DUMB.
Yeah, in Guantanamo, you run the awful risk of getting fat, and ending up in Michelle Obama's obesity crosshairs.
Who posted the $1 million bail? Why?
I’m with Iran on this one. I never believed these three were just hiking and lost their way.
Why didn’t these douchebags hop a plane to Caracas instead of coming here? Both Venezuela and the USA would be better for it.
Now I will have to see them all over selling their book and criticizing America. Is there any chance they won’t all get a million dollar book deal? Didn’t think so. Maddow and everyone on MSNBC can’t wait to interview these three for some America bashing.
Told you they were anti-USA activists.
Even reality doesn’t wake them from their dilussional leftist fantasies. Sad, really. They still believe in that “can’t we all just get along” philosophy despite the manaces we face out there.
AAAAaaaaaandddd you went hiking in Iran because why? Maybe the Iranians really couldn't believe anyone with half a brain would hike the Iranian border unless THEY WERE SPIES!!
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