Sunday, August 02, 2009

Iranians "Detain" 3 American "Hikers"

Have you heard about this?
(AP) Iran has confirmed it detained three Americans who were in the area of the Iranian border while on a hiking trip, Kurdish officials said Saturday. The U.S. State Department has said it was looking into the situation.

The Kurdish regional government's envoy to Washington, Qubad Talabani, told The Associated Press the three were tourists and are in Iranian custody. He said the Americans mistakenly crossed into Iranian territory Friday at the border town of Ahmed Awaa.

"The Iranians said they have arrested them because they entered their land without legal permission," he said.
Wow, one could go a few directions here. A few observations:

First, if they are indeed "tourists", then they have to be three of the dumbest dumb-fucks on the planet, and I could care less. If anybody finds the reasons for that to not be obvious, then I suggest they, also, take a hiking trip along the Iran/Kurdistan border. I'll go out on a limb and speculate that they are probably liberal college kids and/or "citizens of the world" types without a lick of common sense. Fuck 'em.

Second, it will be interesting to see the reaction of the Obamastration. How will they spin it?

Third, if they are other than "tourists" (do I have to spell this out?) the second observation still applies.

Fourth, it will be interesting to see the liberal/left-wing/open borders/human rights groups' reaction, especially if they sympathize with the Iranians as a sovereign nation protecting their borders. If the lefties take that stance, they will have a hard time justifying their support for the illegal invasion along the US-Mexican border.

Hypocrisy check, you lefties/open borders/human rights types.

Fifth, it is interesting that, at the time of writing this, no names have been released. See second and third observations.

Let's see how this pans out.

Maybe we could get the Iranians to patrol our border with Mexico?

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