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    American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    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?
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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?
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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    8 years for Gross and Utter stupidity. My only complaint is that their female companion should be serving it with them. ANYONE stupid enough to go hiking along the border of a country like Iran gets exactly what they deserve. I have no doubt they're not spies and that the Iranian military crossed over into Iraq to cease them. However, they were stupid enough to go hiking in that area, and now they have to pay the price for that.

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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    We have some pretty steep sentences for petty crimes in our own country, so I don't think anyone can really point the finger.

    Iran is just playing tit for tat. On the other hand, the hikers should have known better. You don't take chances when it comes to real dictatorships.

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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    Unfortunately, we can not rely on our own government stating they are students, not spies. They are not teenyboppers, college students, about the right age for spycraft, so who knows. The people that tell you Saddam has WMD, and Qaddaffi is killing civilians, and it's not about OIL, will give you their most sincere assurances that this is a group of students. Might better keep their mouths shut.

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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?
    They were probably spies, people just don't hike on the border of highly dangerous countries for fun.

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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    We have some pretty steep sentences for petty crimes in our own country, so I don't think anyone can really point the finger.

    Iran is just playing tit for tat. On the other hand, the hikers should have known better. You don't take chances when it comes to real dictatorships.
    Good point and in regards to our own country you would be correct, actually we criminalize more of our own citizens than do most countries around the world.

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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
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    Will anything be done to reunite these guys with their families or are do people think they were actually spies?
    Either they were spies or the most stupid people on the planet... either way they deserve some sort of punishment.
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    Re: American hikers get sentenced to 8 years.

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