Skip to comments.Hiker Sarah Shourd criticizes Iranian, American policies
Posted on 12/27/2011 12:05:00 PM PST by SmithL
Sarah Shourd, one of three UC Berkeley graduates that were detained in Iran, spoke out Monday against the Iranian government as well as American policies that she said kept her and the two other hikers in prison for months.
When Shourd was released in September 2010 after more than a year in prison, she thanked Irans president and Ayatolla Khomeini for her compassionate release from detention, expressing gratitude because she feared for the fate of the two other hikers, who were still imprisoned, she wrote in The Daily Beast. The two hikers, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, were released in September.
In her article and in light of Fattal and Bauers release, she revised her thanks to Iran.
Perhaps it wasnt dishonest of me to thank the Iranian government 16 months ago, but now I can be more specific, she wrote. Thank you for using us to further deepen your own crisis of legitimacy around the world and with your own people. Thank you for laying bare your total disregard for justice, fairness, and human liberty.
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Like I’m going to take notes on foreign policy from somebody who was stupid enough to be hiking in Iran.
Looks like the check bounced.
Or graduated from Berkley.
So says the moron who hiked in an unmarked border region. How about keep your little butt at home until you learn how the real world works.
Maybe they should hike the DMZ between the Koreas or the mountains between India and Pakistan next.
Alternate Title: Brat Deeply Offended by Any Country Who Fails to Take Her Feelings Into Consideration When Implementing Foreign Policy or Security Measures. But that’s a very long title.
This gal trumped that tenfold.
In the absence of diplomacy, the slow march toward military conflict with Iran continues unabated, Shourd wrote.
Well....they were there for a long time, engaging in diplomacy at its lowest level. How'd that work out?
Looking mighty guilty to me.
Iran should have kept this genetic democrat in the hole.
I was thinking they should go sailing off the Somali coast.
What in hell were those three people doing in such a dangerous place, never mind walking around as they pleased-they are unbelievably lucky to be alive to talk about that misadventure. Did they even have a GPS? A cell phone?
Guess it is time (at least in their own minds) to cash in on their gross stupidity.
Unless they were ‘employed’ by the ‘Company’ or one of its affiliates, there is absolutely no reason for any of the dumbies to be in the region - the fact that ‘we’ had to waste time and resources to free them is enough payment, in fact they should be back charged and made to pay for expenses, right down to all phone calls made in their behalf.
Sarah Shourd = Aman
The average ability of Americans to exercise sound judgment and common sense dropped significantly when these three hikers returned home, but the average around Berkeley remained the same.
But a very accurate one. I like it.
1) The headline is misleading as she slammed Iran mightily while she only made a comment about a U S Hose bill that prohibited low level discussion with Iran.
2) What on earth would possess a sane person to get within a hemisphere of Iran if they didn't have to be there?
Further trolling for her own ‘legitimacy’, interviews, a book deal, etc. Typical Berkeley-ites.
"Were you born an asshole or have you worked at it your whole life?.......
Dung in lieu of brains would be an improvement for any imbecile stupid enough to hike along the border of two hostile nations during war time.
I hope she does not reproduce; her or any of these utterly expendable showboat ‘hikers’.
What makes you think a sane person was within a hemisphere of Iran? The article only mentions the Berkley nutjobs.
Sarah Shourd is a non-religious Jew who was working in refugee camps in Syria before her little Iraqi vacation.
If you noticed, when the two guys were released, her boyfriend was very vocal about how well they were treated in Iran, but the other young man was silent and turned away from the reporters. He didn’t want to have anything to do with what his companion was saying to the press.
The silent young man, was in Iraq to explore his Jewish roots. His grandfather was from Fallujah, or some other town in that area.
“Hiker Sarah Shourd criticizes Iranian, American policies”.
Well, up the street, here comes my garbage man.
His opinion on Iranian-American policies is EVERY BIT as valid as the hiker’s.
However, the anti-American, anti-Christian queers at SFHate won’t be giving HIM a platform though.
As Archie Bunker used to say, “Stifle, you dingbat, stifle!”
At least they wouldn't come back complaining about stepping on the land mines still buried there.
You got me on that one.
Hubba, hubba, hubba, get a loada dis. What a babe! She got that Elizabeth Warren ting going, know whad I mean. A perfect blend of absolute cluelessness seasoned with completely unfounded self righteous moral superiority.
Unless they were employed by the Company or one of its affiliates....
That was my thought when they were captured. Now, I wonder. Perhaps this girl is just good at it....
The closest I want to come to Iran is an antique Persian rug.
Let’s take up a collection to pay for a nice cruise for this bright young genius... Let’s say, up the Somali coast...
I really don’t care who they are. They are all unutterably stupid and I surprised each of them survived childhood.
They climbed 400 foot up to the top of a ridge to get to Iran. They were warned many times by locals not to go.
I believe they did so to meet activists and give them sat phones.
They are 3 lucky Berkely grads.
Well, it is an interesting adventure destination,
lots of motorcycle tourists visit from western EU.
However they first take the trouble to get a visa
and to enter at one of the land border crossings.
Beutiful country and hospitable people, but unfortunatly
Never a good idea to accidently violate another countries
Given that the current Leader of the Supreme Council (head of the Iranian Theocracy) is Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, this could be a case of tomato-tomato! It is a common problem and I would give both the benefit of the doubt.
“Like Im going to take notes on foreign policy from somebody who was stupid enough to be hiking in Iran.”
BING BING BING We have a winner!!!!!
Shourd is obviously conflicted. She knows now that Iran is a hell-hole and it's leadership is dangerously deluded but her knee-jerk anti-American leanings (she's a graduate of UC Berkeley) push her to find something to complain about regarding the country that helped get her out of an Iranian prison after Shourd and her two male companions stupidly went hiking in Iranian territory and were captured as spies. I submit that this young woman's comments are of little import and will be quickly forgotten.
Sounds magnificent. I think I’ll just hike Northern Arizona though, same attributes, no hassles.
They’re from Berkeley, what do you expect?
You got it. Lefties are as predictable as clockwork.