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Freed hikers set to address 'Occupy Oakland' encampment (Comparing Iranian to US prisons)
CNN ^ | October 17, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 10/17/2011 5:10:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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I had a feeling they were leftists.
1 posted on 10/17/2011 5:10:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Products of UC Bezerkeley.. nuff said..


2 posted on 10/17/2011 5:13:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suspect that they were never “imprisoned” in a real sense. Its almost as if the whole thing was a set up.

They sure got better treatment than the Canadian journalist who died in an Iranian prison a few years ago.


3 posted on 10/17/2011 5:15:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish their pals in Iran had kept them.


4 posted on 10/17/2011 5:17:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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I Never believed their BS story about “Hiking” in Iraq..who goes hiking in Iraq..what, not enough places to hike here in the US u gotta go to Iraq..and they just stumbled across to the Iranian side..the whole thing smelled fishy from the start


5 posted on 10/17/2011 5:22:48 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These are the pukes that said upon their release that they hoped all the political prisoners held in America would be released too.
Too bad they weren’t kept over there in the country they love.
I AM SICK TO DEATH OF ALL THESE SCUM THAT HATE THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH.


6 posted on 10/17/2011 5:23:57 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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Same here. More than likely, they were over there searching for some kind of “gotcha” moment against America or Israel. That’s what I’ve always believed. They definitely weren’t “hiking”.


7 posted on 10/17/2011 5:26:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they don’t love the USA after the efforts to bring them back, they should be urged to volunteer to be airdropped back to Iran. Parachutes optional.


8 posted on 10/17/2011 5:27:10 PM PDT by rockvillem
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Those three are Anti American anyways..the second they were released the 1st thing they did was trash America. U think they would be grateful coming back here, I would be kissing the ground, but instead they trash this country. They are a product of a far left college..their brains have turned to swiss cheese


9 posted on 10/17/2011 5:29:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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I agree. They’re going to fit in nicely with the 99¢ crowd.


10 posted on 10/17/2011 5:32:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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We needed proof these three are idiots? They went hiking in Iraq and “stumbled” into Iran.

My desire to protect Americans...even stupid ones...from tyranny prevents me from wishing they were left in Iran. But I wish they would just shut the f up.


11 posted on 10/17/2011 5:33:56 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Shane Bauer, who grew up both in Onamia, Minnesota and San Leandro, California, is a freelance photojournalist and journalist who has worked for Pacifica News Service, Mother Jones, The Nation and other left-leaning media outlets, using his fluency in Arabic. Bauer and Fattal were friends from their days at the University of California at Berkeley.

Joshua "Josh" Fattal, who grew up in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, an environmentalist and educator, had been from January to May 2009 a teaching fellow for the International Honors Program (IHP)'s "Health and Community" study abroad program. Prior to traveling with the IHP, Fattal lived and worked at Aprovecho in Oregon, USA, exploring and promoting sustainable living practices. Shortly after the release of the hikers, it was revealed that Jacob Fattal, the father of Joshua Fattal, is an Israeli expatriate living in the United States and that two of his siblings live in Israel. To avoid revealing the fact that Josh's father is an Israeli citizen, Josh's mother spearheaded the campaign for his release and his father avoided the media. Fattal had been to Israel on a few family visits. The last time Fattal was in Israel is 2007 for two weeks for his cousin's wedding. Jacob Fattal, against his son's wishes, likened his son's detention in Iran to the detention of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been held captive by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip since 2006.

12 posted on 10/17/2011 5:36:51 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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LOL Iran’s getting the last laugh LOL so they think


13 posted on 10/17/2011 5:38:14 PM PDT by molson209
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Can we send them back to Iran?


14 posted on 10/17/2011 5:43:55 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

had a felling, you only had to look at them to know they were lefty loons.
The so called men are like girls, the woman is butt ugly.


15 posted on 10/17/2011 5:50:07 PM PDT by manc (Beware pro OWS trolls who promote the protests on here,then send freep mail. Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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Ungrateful effers, aren’t they.


16 posted on 10/17/2011 6:00:41 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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are you kidding, they were a group of leftist bohemians living in Syria before they went hiking in Iran, err, Iraq

I guess evil capitalism didn’t pay their million dollar ransoms, but pure socialism did


17 posted on 10/17/2011 6:07:22 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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Who’s to say that the Obama administration didn’t direct them to go there?


18 posted on 10/17/2011 6:08:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Better to ask forgiveness than permission.)
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To: Baynative

So whose trust fund paid the ransom? Joshie’s or Shane’s?


19 posted on 10/17/2011 6:10:12 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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Sometimes that moonbat he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a moonbat... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes.
20 posted on 10/17/2011 6:10:26 PM PDT by 11Bush
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