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    Re: Iran puts U.S. reporter on trial behind closed doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's not what I said. I said that we've had our own military tribunals that aren't open to public scrutiny. I'm not satisfied that an Iranian "spy" would receive a "fair" trial in America. Hell, I'm not certain that Bradley (Chelsey) Manning did.
    Following your SOP ... diversion.

    This story isn't about the US. It's about your beloved Iran.

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    Re: Iran puts U.S. reporter on trial behind closed doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Following your SOP ... diversion.

    This story isn't about the US. It's about your beloved Iran.
    This story is about an American who has been arrested and charged with espionage. And of course no such trial will be held in the light of day.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Iran puts U.S. reporter on trial behind closed doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    This story is about an American who has been arrested and charged with espionage. And of course no such trial will be held in the light of day.
    And why would that be?

    If their evidence is strong enough to convict, it should also be strong enough to withstand public/legal scrutiny.

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    Re: Iran puts U.S. reporter on trial behind closed doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    And why would that be?

    If their evidence is strong enough to convict, it should also be strong enough to withstand public/legal scrutiny.
    Yes, they would want to make public, information that a spy was gathering. It's a dangerous occupation and not likely that spies ever see much justice. I have no hopes for justice with this guy and am somewhat perplexed that the Obama administration isn't doing more to secure his release???
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    Re: Iran puts U.S. reporter on trial behind closed doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I have no hopes for justice with this guy and am somewhat perplexed that the Obama administration isn't doing more to secure his release???
    Obama values a nuclear deal with Iran more than he values US captives and has warned Congress that he would veto any bill making approval of a nuclear deal with Iran contingent on the release of Americans in Iranian captivity.

    That said, Obama's odious behavior does not exculpate Iran's odious behavior.

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    Re: Iran puts U.S. reporter on trial behind closed doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Obama values a nuclear deal with Iran more than he values US captives and has warned Congress that he would veto any bill making approval of a nuclear deal with Iran contingent on the release of Americans in Iranian captivity.

    That said, Obama's odious behavior does not exculpate Iran's odious behavior.
    A deal to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons isn't going to be scuttled on the release or not of an American prisoner. Such matters are better dealt with in other diplomatic forums. But not wishing to have diplomatic relations with a country, sharing embassies and the access that such provides, makes matters a bit more difficult. Instead, each time this sort of thing happens, private citizens are left to deal with it themselves. Not very effective.
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