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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    i kind of doubt they were "government spies". probably a couple young dumb asses trying to make
    a name for theirselves in the world of liberal journalism and thought crossing the iranian border and
    getting an "exclusive" on how friendly the people were and what a great place it was would definitely
    get them a job at msnbc.
    they took the chance, they paid the price. sometimes $h!t just don't work out the way we want it to.
    Why didnt they just fly in through an alternate route? You can do the same for Cuba. Im sure Iranians are naturally mean people, how shortsighted of these would be liberal heroes.

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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    did they have a private jet? maybe they did. i haven't read up too much about it, mainly because it's
    one of the many news items in life that is placed on my "who gives a $h!t" list.
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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    Believe it or not Iran has airports for normal people. No really, it's true.

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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    lol. that wouldn't work. i guess you're one to believe iran is a free society and any american
    coming in through a mainstream channel wouldn't be at least somewhat monitored.
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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    lol. that wouldn't work. i guess you're one to believe iran is a free society and any american
    coming in through a mainstream channel wouldn't be at least somewhat monitored.
    Please relate that to the discussion in any way and you win a cookie. I also didn't know you were in on the workings of Iranian domestic surveillance.

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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Please relate that to the discussion in any way and you win a cookie. I also didn't know you were in on the workings of Iranian domestic surveillance.
    you brought it up. so you're saying that iran is a free society? what do YOU know about their domestic surveillance?
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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    you brought it up. so you're saying that iran is a free society? what do YOU know about their domestic surveillance?
    lol. that wouldn't work. i guess you're one to believe iran is a free society and any american
    coming in through a mainstream channel wouldn't be at least somewhat monitored.
    What wouldn't work? You sound like you're planning to spy or something. Are you saying I cant fly to Iran through an indirect country, get a sheet over my passport stamp page, and roam around and do what I want?

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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Iran Reportedly Sentences American Hikers To 8 Years In Prison | FoxNews.com

    Will anything be done to reunite these guys with their families or are do people think they were actually spies?
    I have mixed emotions about this case

    One side of me believes that people who are so stupid as to get anywhere near that area deserve what they get. its like driving an expensive car into Ciudad Juarez and then whining when you get carjacked-or worse-by the drug cartels.

    On the other hand, I get tired of third rate tin horn dictators screwing around with our citizens and wouldn't mind if Obama told those clowns to let them go or say Tehran hits 10,000 degrees Celsius in about a third of a second.



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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    What wouldn't work? You sound like you're planning to spy or something. Are you saying I cant fly to Iran through an indirect country, get a sheet over my passport stamp page, and roam around and do what I want?
    give it a shot. carry your little camera and fanny pack and see what comes of it.
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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    I wouldn't be walking around in a militarized zone. Also Im polite to muslims which means I wont get lynched.

    iran has to be one of the safest destinations in the world.
    i wouldn't think twice about walking the streets of tehran alone at 3am.
    i'd almost definately take the taxi at home in australian cities at that hour.

    and persian people are outrageously kind and hospitable.
    forget the tour company, a friendly iranian is always nearby to lend u a hand.
    bus travel is cheap.
    tourist site entry prices are cheaper than in LP.
    you're gonna love it
    Iran is very safe. I have travelled there twice alone as a woman, no problems at all. Hopefully I will find time to go there again this year. Even with a danish passport Im not worried (the cartoon incident-you know).
    Maybe it will be like Uzbekistan was when I was there... nice place.

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