Skip to comments.American hikers freed in Iran
Posted on 09/21/2011 6:52:55 AM PDT by JustahamEdited on 09/21/2011 6:59:03 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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and don’t we give money to Oman?
You can guarantee this money was funneled somehow to Iran.
S*&^-stirring Liberal knuckle heads who aren’t satisfied with the garden variety I Hate America in the MSM and are running around in third world s&^t holes like Iran to trump up something more dramatic....that’s who!!
They were where they should NOT have been
I’m glad they have been released.
But REALLY, WHO the Hell would go for a hike on the border between Iraq and Iran unless they DID indeed plan on espionage?
My only advice to these knuckleheads is “No matter how much fun it sounds like, please please please do not go kayaking down the Yalu River. Please!”
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 speaking Arabic.
Sarah Emily Shourd, who grew up in Los Angeles, California, worked in education and social justice in Damascus, Syria where she provided educational opportunities to refugees from the war in Iraq and taught English. Shourd was released by Iran on September 14, 2010 on $500,000 bail. Shourd's bail does not require that she remain in Iran, and her case will still go to trial along with Bauer and Fattal. Shourd's mother has said she had been denied treatment for serious health problems, including a breast lump and precancerous cervical cells. In May 2011, Shourd announced that she would not return to Iran for trial, citing acute ill-health.
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.
Various media outlets and bloggers have confused Fattal with another Joshua Fattal, a student that has written for the teen supplement of a Jewish paper, the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York.
Oh for sure.
And, these three nut-sacks will ‘get their book’ and countless drooling interviews from every other nut-sack with a microphone. How long will it be until some elitist, self-absorbed, new-age hippie wanders into no-no land for another two-year book investment? They should be consigned into the slot of rotten, spoiled, do-nothings, and awarded nothing for their effort.
Oman receives no foreign aid from the US except some miniscule funding of visitor programs that bring influential Omanis to the US for briefings, trips, etc. to learn about the US. The US military does have prepositioned military equipment and supplies to support emergency operations in the region.
Bingo! That's what I've been thinking all along. Of course, those who say activists or idiots or S*&^-stirring Liberal knuckle heads (lol, thanks, SMARTY) make a good point. But I can't get this nagging little thing out of my head that maybe they really do work for the CIA and we shouldn't be so quick to hate them.
Going to be interesting to see what they have to say for themselves when they get home.
It’s not a hate thing at all. It’s making the US look stupid that bugs me.
Thank you, interesting. I do now vaguely remember seeing that when this whole thing started.
Boneheads Without Borders......
Are you sure they really were hiking?
I think you are absolutely right about them.
We are in for a 24/7 MSM wet dream of fêting these two half-wits. I dont look forward to the kind of wholesale, slobbering idolatry that only the MSM is capable of delivering.
Of course the MOVIE will not be far behind and did I say ONLY the MSM Hollywood will jump through its own rectum outdoing the MSM with mindless adulation!!!
Which begs the question....
Either Solyndra or Soreass.
I’ll bet they have a new understanding of things now.
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