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    Three US citizens facing spying charges in Iran

    ARTICLE: AFP: Three US citizens facing spying charges in Iran
    AFP) 1 hour ago TEHRAN Three American hikers taken into custody by Iranian guards near the border with Iraq on July 31 are facing charges of spying, Iran's judiciary said on Monday.


    Tehran chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi was quoted by the IRNA news agency as saying the investigations were continuing against the three, Shane Bauer, 27, Sarah Shourd, 31, and Josh Fattal, 27, and that a statement on their fate would be made in the near future.


    "The three Americans arrested near the border of Iran and Iraq are facing charges of spying and the inquiry is continuing," he said.
    Apparently, the Iranians need to have someone explain amnesty for illegal immigrants to them.
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    Re: Three US citizens facing spying charges in Iran

    I'm having a hard time feeling for these three. . . while I don't want their heads lopped off I only feel sorry for their stupidity in thier actions - they thought they'd be able to slip around such a controlled and war-torn area without being swept up into the storm.
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    Re: Three US citizens facing spying charges in Iran

    First off.. Hiking in Iraq... Secondly hiking near the Iranian border...and finally being American and doing so... yea, these guys are either spies or brain dead..
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    Re: Three US citizens facing spying charges in Iran

    Of course they're not spies - but they're dumb as a box of rocks for sure.
    They couldn't go sightseeing without nudging the side of prejudice and intolerance?

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    Re: Three US citizens facing spying charges in Iran

    If you look at their pictures you can see that they're dirty tree huggers from either the northeast or the northwest, probably with hippy tendencies. They probably thought that they could build peace & love by hiking through Iran, and if they were arrested, they'd smoke a bowl and things would be a-okay.

    Pacificist fail.

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    Re: Three US citizens facing spying charges in Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I'm having a hard time feeling for these three. . . while I don't want their heads lopped off I only feel sorry for their stupidity in thier actions - they thought they'd be able to slip around such a controlled and war-torn area without being swept up into the storm.
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    Re: Three US citizens facing spying charges in Iran

    I don't think they were spies. I think they were just some dumbasses who where trying to do something they thought cool. That way next time they were back in America sitting around the bong, they'd have some stories to tell their other yippie (part yuppy, part hippie; see also trustafarians) friends. But still, they are our citizens, and they are being tried for some pretty terrible crimes they didn't commit. We have some duty to try our best to get them back.

    And on that note, why does Iran have to be dicks about this? It should be obvious to them by now that these kids are just dumbasses and not spies. They're just trying to be douches because the kids are American.
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    Re: Three US citizens facing spying charges in Iran

    It plays into the need of "I'madinnajacket" to show American involvement with the green revolution.

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    Re: Three US citizens facing spying charges in Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    ... yea, these guys are either spies or brain dead..
    from the article:
    "Each of these three has a long and public record of contesting injustice in the world and addressing some of the inequities between rich and poor . . .."
    Brain dead.
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    Re: Three US citizens facing spying charges in Iran

    I don't think they're spies, either.
    I don't even think that Iran truely considers them spies, either.

    I think that's just their blanket-accusation to be able to bring the harshest punishment down on the little people. They're taking 'if you're not for us, you're against us" to the extreme. . .
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