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Reports: Two of three hikers detained in Iran have Bay Area ties (New American Media free-lancers)
Mercury News ^ | 8/3/09 | Sean Maher

Posted on 08/03/2009 10:04:12 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited on 08/03/2009 10:05:38 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Two of three hikers being detained in Iran are Bay Area residents and freelance journalists.

Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, both UC Berkeley graduates, worked as freelance journalists affiliated with New American Media in downtown San Francisco, according to Sandy Close, executive director.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bayarea; hikers; hostages; iran; sarahshourd; shanebauer; ucberkeley

1 posted on 08/03/2009 10:04:14 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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UC-Bezerkeley by-products


2 posted on 08/03/2009 10:05:01 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

Goody! Another excuse for Obama to release more captured Quds Force commanders.


3 posted on 08/03/2009 10:06:48 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: NormsRevenge
If they're this knowledgeable how could they have been so stupid as to wander into Iran???

Are they such moonbats they thought if they claimed to be Bushaters the Iranians wouldn't detain them???

4 posted on 08/03/2009 10:07:14 AM PDT by colorado tanker ("I guess I talked stupidly when I said the officer acted stupidly.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Dig deeper.


5 posted on 08/03/2009 10:08:00 AM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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To: NormsRevenge

Something here doesn’t pass the stink test...


6 posted on 08/03/2009 10:09:19 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why am I not surprised. SF inhabitants, Berkeley grads, “working” as “free-lance journalists.”

So much for the Iranians’ contention that they’re CIA agents. About as much chance that Berkeley grads would be CIA agents as that they could flap their little wings and fly to the moon.


8 posted on 08/03/2009 10:11:32 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Isn’t that the same outfit that the two women journalists arrested and tried in North Korea worked for?


9 posted on 08/03/2009 10:11:46 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: NormsRevenge

I double dog dare them.

10 posted on 08/03/2009 10:11:59 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: NormsRevenge
"He was born in Minnesota and graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.
He traveled to Baghdad earlier this year to cover the U.S.-backed Iraq Special Operations Force."

As a supporter of the US or as a sympathizer of the enemy I wonder?

11 posted on 08/03/2009 10:12:31 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: NormsRevenge

FYI link to New American Media provided:

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/


12 posted on 08/03/2009 10:12:49 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: expatguy

They’re liberals - they probably wondered off to party... and got lost.


13 posted on 08/03/2009 10:14:10 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Obama "the joker" creates terror by chaos and confusion - pitting people against each other-FR:KitJ)
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To: SpaceBar

The 2 NK gals are with Current TV.. al gore’s channel.. not sure if they have any connection to noodlehead american media tho.


14 posted on 08/03/2009 10:14:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: colorado tanker

Most liberals assume that other countries watch their borders as diligently as we do (/sarc). The reality is that these hikers are very fortunate to be alive. In most arab-area places, an illegal border crossing will most likely get you stripped, raped, shot and left for the jackals.


15 posted on 08/03/2009 10:17:28 AM PDT by ByteMercenary (Healthcare Insurance is *NOT* a Constitutional right.)
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To: ottbmare
So much for the Iranians’ contention that they’re CIA agents. About as much chance that Berkeley grads would be CIA agents as that they could flap their little wings and fly to the moon.

Wasn't there ONE conservative at Berkeley back in 1973? That said, I'm with you - these fools are a bunch of liberals. Probably walked off to smoke some weed and got lost. Idiots.

16 posted on 08/03/2009 10:17:37 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Obama "the joker" creates terror by chaos and confusion - pitting people against each other-FR:KitJ)
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To: richace

Beats sitting on my butt in front of a computer.

“I’d rather be hikin’”


17 posted on 08/03/2009 10:17:46 AM PDT by Betis70 (Keep working serf, Zero's in charge)
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To: Abathar

“Something here doesn’t pass the stink test...”

UNDERSTATEMENT!


18 posted on 08/03/2009 10:20:58 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: colorado tanker
“Are they such moonbats they thought if they claimed to be Bushaters the Iranians wouldn't detain them???”

I doubt it even occurred to them that Iran would arrest them. Attending UC Berkley can give one a very warped world view. They probably think the whole thing is just a big misunderstanding with their Iranian brothers and that they will soon be released.

19 posted on 08/03/2009 10:22:44 AM PDT by monday
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To: NormsRevenge

Berzerkley Grads!

We should be thanking Iran for taking these twits off our hands.


20 posted on 08/03/2009 10:23:28 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: NormsRevenge
Let ‘Em Rot: “Hiking” Americans Detained in Iran Are Pro-Syrian, Anti-Israel, Far-Left “Journalist” Activists
21 posted on 08/03/2009 10:25:37 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: Abathar

probably there recruiting for ACORN or AQ.


22 posted on 08/03/2009 10:33:23 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: NormsRevenge

Any American who would hike ard Iraq is a dumbass anyway.


23 posted on 08/03/2009 10:34:28 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: richace

I’m still waiting for Obama to take a hike!


24 posted on 08/03/2009 10:37:38 AM PDT by Dacus943
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To: NormsRevenge

Berkeley trains the best spies.


25 posted on 08/03/2009 10:43:12 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: colorado tanker
If they're this knowledgeable how could they have been so stupid as to wander into Iran???

Hey! They brought tea to have a sit down to settle the nasty Middle East problems. Somehow I wouldn't be surprised if it were true.

26 posted on 08/03/2009 10:45:58 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Abathar
.......graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.

LOLOLOL!! Funniest thing I've read in a while.

What an excellent opportunity to put his skills to work!

My guess is that he'll learn more about "Peace and Conflict Studies" in the next few days than in all of his Berkeley classes. He may want a tuition refund by the time he gets out of there.

27 posted on 08/03/2009 11:09:39 AM PDT by OSHA (I want to meet the man that put the cat IN the bag.)
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To: sageb1

Another vote to let them rot!

Damn sub-humans! How dare they call themselves American!

Beurkeley Liberal filths!


28 posted on 08/03/2009 11:11:25 AM PDT by Twofortea (Yes, I often differ from "accepted" Conservative views. So sue me.)
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To: NormsRevenge; All
UC Berkeley! Oh I'm so familiar with the place. This is truly poetic justice.

Ok my humanity is coming back. Yes I hope they are released but only after the Iranians have scared them half to death. These are the types of crackpots that deserve to be detained. Hiking in the area they were in is for fools. If you want to talk about stupidity, here you have it.

They should have stuck to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Wait that's the wrong coast. They should have stuck to hiking the Sierras.
29 posted on 08/03/2009 11:34:34 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Twofortea

Would prefer the Iranians keep them for at least the next couple of election cycles. Free them and they just come home and vote Democrat.


30 posted on 08/03/2009 12:19:24 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: colorado tanker

Hikers? That’s either got to be the worst cover story on record or these three have the lowest combined IQ test scores ever.


31 posted on 08/09/2009 8:23:29 AM PDT by Mobties (or)
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To: Mobties
LOL!
32 posted on 08/10/2009 9:53:07 AM PDT by colorado tanker ("I don't want to be hearing from those people. Ein volk!")
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