3 Hikers Freed From Iran Are Radical Left-Wing Activist From Berkley

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  1. flyingtiger85

    flyingtiger85 Well-Known Member

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    Ok,there americans and I'm glad there free.But he's a little diffrerent story about these three.They thanked;Hugo Chavez,Shawn Penn and Cindy Sheehan for there release.They are left wing radical activists form U.C.Berkley.My question is, what the hell were they doing hiking in a war zone.I think the artical is right that they were usefull idiots to bash the U.S.and support the causes of Iran.He we go again leftys loving our enemys just like Shawn Penn,Jane Fonda etc.etc.Well they got a little taste of an evil dictator and loss of there freedoms that they love to support.P.S.I am glad they were let go anyway even thought I don't agree with them!Here's an article with a different look at this incident.

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    Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal:

    Left-Wing Activist “Journalists” Detained “Hiking” near Iran

    We have enough looming and present foreign and domestic policy problems to worry about. We don’t need to add people like Laura Ling and Roxana Saberi . . . and now, three “hikers” who are really left-wing, pro-Syrian, anti-Israel “activist” “journalists” from Berkeley–two of whom chose to leave America and live in the Arab Muslim Mid-East. They knew the risks when they went “hiking” on the Iranian border. (Hint: It’s not like vacationing in South Beach, and I don’t think they were really hiking.) Two of them chose to live in the Middle East. Tough luck that they got caught.

    Oh, and if you think I believe the “they were just hiking” story, think again. Here’s a little bit of info about these far-left “hikers.” It seems that an Iranian prison might be a great place for them to spend some time.

    * Sarah Shourd is an anti-Israel “journalist” who lives in the Middle East (probably in Damascus, Syria, from which she’s written some of her articles), writes sympathetic pieces about terrorist-host state Syria, attacking Israel, and taking her Syrian patrons’ false point of view that Israel’s Golan Heights is “occupied territory.” She also writes about how Israel oppresses the Syrians. Hilarious. I mean, no biggie that Bashir Al-Assad cuts his people apart limb by limb, like his father did to journalist Salim Al-Lawzi, that Syria has an atrocious human rights record and tortures dissidents, let’s concentrate on blaming the Jews. That’s her strategy.


    Here’s a tip for Ms. Shourd: Israel annexed the Golan Heights years ago–you know, when Syria attacked Israel, went to war, and lost. Shourd lies and claims that Israel forced Syrian inhabitants of the Golan Heights to become Israeli citizens. Nauseatingly false. I have many Druze friends with family there. The Druze Arab inhabitants love the freedom they have as Israelis–of not having to worry if a conversation they have on the street will result in their limbs being amputated without anasthesia. The formely Syrian Druze of the Golan Heights rue the day when Syria gets it back (as Obama–and before him, Bush–have been pushing).

    Shourd describes herself as a “ teacher-activist-writer from California currently based in the Middle East.” Well, we know for whom she’s an activist and writer–the Iranians-sponsored Syrians and other Islamic terrorists. I’m just worried about whom she is teaching.

    * Shane Bauer is a UC Berkeley grad who has written for the far-left The Nation and “reported” for the Terrorist News Network a/k/a Al-Jazeera. He lives in the Muslim Mid-East, speaks Arabic and his Berkeley degree is in “Peace and Conflict Studies”–typical far-left degree for Jimmy Carter groupies. He lives and is based in Damascus, Syria–a nation for whom he’s toed the party line. From his Damascus digs, he’s written articles for left-wing media outlets about how Muslims in Syria love Obama but need to see him change American foreign policy toward Israel and the Islamic world. Sound like an “innocent hiker” to you?

    * Joshua Fattal, also a Berkeley grad is an environmental activist who hosted a “resistance” radio show. Media reports say his father is Iraqi, and he said he was traveling there to get in touch with his roots.

    He earned a degree in environmental economics and policy. He also taught high-school students in Berkeley and worked in New Hampshire.

    He most recently worked and lived at Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Ore. The nonprofit facility is located on a 40-acre ranch and is focused on sustainable living skills, sustainable forestry and organic gardening, its Web site states.

    At Aprovecho, Fattal held a position as internship coordinator. He was a graduate of the program himself and traveled to small towns in Oregon and Guatemala to implement some of the sustainable living ideas taught at the center . . . .

    While Fattal was at Aprovecho, he co-hosted a weekly radio show, “Rhythms and Resistance,” on the center’s community station.

    These are the three “hiking” Americans who “accidentally” strayed into Iran. Things are not always as they seem. But, in this case, one thing’s quite clear. When you hear about Americans vacationing by hiking near Iran, you know something’s up. And it’s not innocent at all. These three were not mere “tourists.”

    Sad that our government won’t send the right message to these activist, left-wing Americans who take unwarranted risks: You’re on your own.

    I’d say, “Let ‘em rot in hell.” But, right now, they’re rotting in Iran. Close enough.

    (Unfortunately, Iran will soon learn what useful idiots these are and set them free, just like they did with Saberi and just like Islamic terrorists did with their friend, Jill Carroll.)
  2. rcairflr

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    An article I read awhile back stated that none of them were even living in the USA at the time.


    Shane Bauer is a UC Berkeley grad who has written for the far-left The Nation and “reported” for the Terrorist News Network a/k/a Al-Jazeera. He lives in the Muslim Mid-East, speaks Arabic and his Berkeley degree is in “Peace and Conflict Studies”–typical far-left degree for Jimmy Carter groupies. He lives and is based in Damascus, Syria–a nation for whom he’s toed the party line. From his Damascus digs, he’s written articles for left-wing media outlets about how Muslims in Syria love Obama but need to see him change American foreign policy toward Israel and the Islamic world. Sound like an “innocent hiker” to you?

    * Joshua Fattal, also a Berkeley grad is an environmental activist who hosted a “resistance” radio show. Media reports say his father is Iraqi, and he said he was traveling there to get in touch with his roots.

    He earned a degree in environmental economics and policy. He also taught high-school students in Berkeley and worked in New Hampshire.

    He most recently worked and lived at Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Ore. The nonprofit facility is located on a 40-acre ranch and is focused on sustainable living skills, sustainable forestry and organic gardening, its Web site states.

    At Aprovecho, Fattal held a position as internship coordinator. He was a graduate of the program himself and traveled to small towns in Oregon and Guatemala to implement some of the sustainable living ideas taught at the center . . . .

    While Fattal was at Aprovecho, he co-hosted a weekly radio show, “Rhythms and Resistance,” on the center’s community station.
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  3. obxned

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    I suppose these loud-mouthed idiots can somehow blame the Barbary Pirates on American and Israel. After all, that was a similar case of muslims using kidnapping and extorsion as their prefered business model.
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    Left wing "useful idiots " never learn !!!:crazy::crazy::crazy: JR
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    there was a Reuters report from bin laden reporting he wished to work more closely with the socialists

    a few high end MB have been working closely with the Berkley and Princeton groups

    its a natural enough follow on

    but i view these people as similar to the "peacnik's" who went to iraq during GW1

    got taken hostage by the mongrel they went to support ..

    no pity for them

    hanoi jane , these types , no difference

    they stopped being your countrymen when they took on the socialist banners and ideology, as thats your sworn enemy , by there own oaths

    and if they got busted trying to support islamist goals , what would you have done to a US citizen who was helping the nazi's back when ? no difference
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  6. Double D

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    I am not all that thrilled about their release. Glad the female was let go. That can really get ugly.
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    I would like to know who really paid their "ransom". I wouldn't have given 10 cents to have all three released. They had no business being in Iraq or Iran.
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    +1
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    They were pawns for the Iranians over there and now they are pawns for the political pundits over here. One thing for sure, neither the Iranians nor the political pundits are as concerned about the facts as they are about the "spin."
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