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Iran 'jails' US hikers for eight years for spying

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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 10:14 AM
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I worked for an Persian family, I know sounds cliche..but I sold high end rugs...

They were some of the warmest, welcoming, and nicest people I have ever known.

Sure, they made Jewish people look like big spenders they were so cheap..lol..(joke..kinda)

This whole situation smells like a ploy to get us involved militarily. I hope not.




posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
Well those hikers are either the stupidest people on earth... or they are spies.
You decide. But Iran apparently thinks nobody is that stupid.


As usual Vitchilo you've hit the nail on the head.

With today's precision GPS and even basic common sense there is no way in hell this incident could be considered anything other than spying or perhaps casus belli. CIA scumbags at it again and getting exactly what they deserve. I hope more countries step up to the plate and exercise the same measures on the CIA when caught.

brill
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by synnergy
Iran clearly wants to send a message, and they did.
I'm interested in seeing how the U.S. responds, if at all.
Sorry guys, eight years is hard, at least it isn't worse. I hope something can be done for them


Well if any MSG is being sent out by giving them 8 years ,is showing Iran has compassion ,as they release the female on the grounds she become very ill ,but she refuse to go back to Iran to see out the trial ,(don't blame her ,but the Iranians knew she wouldn't return ) ...

Point being ,remember the Russian spies caught in the US not so long ago about 10 of them i think ,wasn't they given 20 years each or to that effect.(i may be mistaken)

Personally i think 8 years is a very light sentence for there retrospective crime.

I also want to make it clear i don't support Iran's regime ,but i also don't believe the US has a right to dictate what they should and shouldn't do.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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I was wondering what happened to the 2 left in Iran.

You are all pretty naive if you think that the Arabian peninsula is not a place of outstanding natural beauty and a beautiful place to hike. The fact they all speak Arabic would make the trip even more exciting for them as they would be able to interact with local people. From what I remember they were all working within Iraq so this would be no different to people working within the US and going to hike the appalachian trail on the weekend.

They know that they are not allowed to cross the border illegally, so ultimately responsibility for this lies with them. They should have stayed well clear of the border area and not "intentionally" crossing the border sounds like an admission of guilt. They choose to take a calculated risk which backfired massively.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:05 AM
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they were spies , they were educated people , they knew what they were doing , they got caught .
so why all this outrage ?
time and time again we hear you can,t do this to me , don,t you know i am an american , i have rights .
these rights mean absolutly nothing outside of america .
america is not the only country that has laws ,and when in another country they should abide by their laws or face the consequences .



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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I'm actually organizing a hike along the DMZ with North Korea if anyone wants to sign up. Should be very lovely this time of year and beautiful vistas to take pictures of. Perhaps we might even get pictures of the North Korean people and peer into what their life is like



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:22 AM
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Originally posted by kro32
I'm actually organizing a hike along the DMZ with North Korea if anyone wants to sign up. Should be very lovely this time of year and beautiful vistas to take pictures of. Perhaps we might even get pictures of the North Korean people and peer into what their life is like


Heard that if you wave at them, they can't wave back.
Must suck.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:42 AM
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this is just one more of many many things that are happening right before your eyes.
most are too blind to see the truth




posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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Why would anyone in their right mind choose to hike along the Iranian border??? I can think of a million different places I'd prefer to hike at..... They gotta be spies, the more i think about it, it just doesnt add up....



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by redoubt

Originally posted by againuntodust
They probably are spies.

The girl probably wasn't.

Seems like a light sentence though.


I agree. There spies on nearly every mountain pass and trail in the US each and every day! Just a few days ago, I saw a bunch of kids disguised as boy scouts... and knew for a fact their were spies.

We need Iran to arrest these types and toss them in the dungeon before the world is overrun!


Ignorance is bliss huh?

OT, they are probably spies, otherwise it does not make much sense, the will to die or get in harms way.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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If they are truly spies why are they not executed? I'm surprised they are not executed for being spies since its by law in Iran. To teach others from spying in Iran.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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Now I could be wrong here,But I am sure I heard an interview with a woman who was arrested with these guys-she was the wife of one I think.
They released her,after a pretty horrid ordeal,but she claimed they were going to find a waterfall,and accidentally crossed into Iran.
I think she said some locals directed her to this waterfall,and they were arrested soon after.
The interview was on BBC radio4,but I can't find a link.
They could be honest tourists,in the wrong place at the wrong time?



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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I feel bad for these guy..

The lady that was let go never
showed back up for trial..


I sure as hell would not have..

I wonder how crappy an IRAN Prison is..

Probably a lot worse then American ones..
Good luck to those guys..
They are strong, they can make it.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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I feel bad for these guy..

The lady that was let go never
showed back up for trial..


I sure as hell would not have..

I wonder how crappy an IRAN Prison is..

Probably a lot worse then American ones..
Good luck to those guys..
They are strong, they can make it.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by snowen20
Maybe Iran like the rest of the world just doesn't like hippies.
............That's a valid argument.............


There is nothing wrong with hippies, what is wrong with wanting to live in a peaceful world. Most of the world has nothing against hippies. In America it is deemed a dirty word, due to years of state propoganda.. what up sheeple..



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by drinoculateme

I wonder how crappy an IRAN Prison is..

Probably a lot worse then American ones..


Well US correctional facilities can be very bad,but I think I would rather that than being the only 2 US prisoners in an Iranian jail at the moment-they will be used as a political tool IMO.
But they won't have an easy 8 years.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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I can't help but think that if they had wanted to enter Iran, then they would have done it in an ordinary and legal fashion.


Originally posted by TheMaverick

Originally posted by synnergy
Iran clearly wants to send a message, and they did.
I'm interested in seeing how the U.S. responds, if at all.
Sorry guys, eight years is hard, at least it isn't worse. I hope something can be done for them


Well if any MSG is being sent out by giving them 8 years ,is showing Iran has compassion ,as they release the female on the grounds she become very ill ,but she refuse to go back to Iran to see out the trial ,(don't blame her ,but the Iranians knew she wouldn't return ) ...

Point being ,remember the Russian spies caught in the US not so long ago about 10 of them i think ,wasn't they given 20 years each or to that effect.(i may be mistaken)


5 years is as much as they could have got, but they were swapped.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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Just who the heck goes "hiking" around a regime considered as part of the "axis-of-evil"????
What route did these "hikers" take to get to Iran....? And what evidence supports it?





posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by snowen20
Maybe Iran like the rest of the world just doesn't like hippies.
............That's a valid argument.............


I'm a hippie!

My life revolves around the entertainment industry, including vast quantities of sex, drugs and rock and roll, I have made an obscene amount of money, traveled all over the world and have rarely experienced those that didn't like hippies. Perhaps I sense a tiny bit of jealously.....


I hope the hikers get out of jail soon as a goodwill offering from Iran; but I do think they had ulterior motives other than just being tourists.
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 02:38 PM
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So?..you want to sit here and tell me those 3 "pure-as-the-driven-snow" hippies didnt know they were near a hostile border and "just wandered" across?...They got what they deserved if they are truly that stupid and if they werent stupid,then they are spies and they got off easy...SO expain just what there is to see in that area that calls for 3 people to go hiking near that sort of danger?..seriously...no yellowstone Park,no Cascade Mountains,no Blue Ridge Parkway...what were those idiots doing out there?...Hope they dont have prison rape in Iranian jails...



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