Sunday, August 21, 2011
Three Cheers for the Ayatollahs!
felicitations to the heads of Iran for their arresting three American
"hikers" and convicting two of them over the weekend for "espionage."
The convictions seem to be empirical proof that God has a sense of
Why? Because all three are long-time activists in the "BDS"
Boycott-Israel and Cheer Palestinian Terrorism "solidarity" movements.
There are numerous sources for this claim, a few attached below.
The details of the arrest, from the blog of the third arrestee (Sarah
Shourd, who was released on half a million dollar bail, showing that
some jihadis are sitting on very large endowment funds from mommy and
daddy) are here:
'On July 31, 2009, three Americans, Sarah Shourd (32), Shane Bauer
(28) and Joshua Fattal (28), were detained by Iranian border guards
while allegedly hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan. Iran claims the three
crossed into Iranian territory, but the three Americans claim they
were kidnapped from within Iraq. Sarah Shourd was released on
$500,000 bail by Iran on September 14, 2010, on humanitarian grounds
due to her declining health. The trial of the three hikers began on 6
February 2011; Sarah Shourd will not
'In June 2010, an article in The Nation alleged that two villagers
said the hikers were accosted by Iranian authorities while they were
on the Iraqi side of the border. The three, anti-war, social justice
and Palestinian solidarity activists, had been living and active in
the Middle East, and were on holiday in Iraqi Kurdistan, an autonomous
region of Iraq free from the sectarian struggle that dominates much of
Iraq. They had been advised of the suitability of the region for a
holiday by friends who had been there and through Internet research;
and were recommended the Ahmed Awa waterfall, a popular Kurdish
tourist destination, by a number of local people whilst they were in
Sulaymaniyah. After visiting the waterfall, they continued walking
within what they believed to be Iraqi Kurdistan, up to and including
the time they were detained by Iranian border guards. According to
the BBC, they were not "publicly charged" with a crime by Iran; but
according to the New York Times, they have been held on espionage
charges since their arrest.'
The Nation is supporting them? That sure convinces me they are guilty!
Well, all I can say is that there is lots of room in the Iran gulag
for lots of other "BDS" and "International Solidarity Movement"
pogromchiks. Come to think of it, why should't Israel ship its
tenured radical leftists to Kurdistan to do some border hiking?
For more on our hiking pogromchiks, go to