September 25, 2011, - 7:25 pm

I Warned You: “Americans” Freed From Iran Are US-Haters, Attack America

By Debbie Schlussel

I warned you about the “American” hikers in Iran. I told you they were America-haters and Israel-haters, who chose to live in repressive, Muslim Syria.  And, per usual, I was right. As soon as they set foot outside the country, they were at it doing their America-hating again.

 Yes, They Hate America

When they first landed in Oman on Wednesday, Shane Bauer, one of the three ingrates–for whose freedom America spend countless hours to obtain–had this to say (remember, he worked for Al-Jazeera and the far-left, America-hating “The Nation”):

Two years in prison is too long and we sincerely hope for the freedom of other political prisoners and other unjustly imprisoned people in America and Iran.





Hey, thanks for the moral equivalence BS about America being just like Iran, schmuck. People are in prison in Iran because they spoke and said the wrong thing, or they are members of any religion other than Islam, or because they are women who showed their hair in public. People in prison in America are there because they committed crimes against other Americans. Or, since Bauer was apparently talking about Gitmo, because they killed Americans or targeted them for death.

And, just in case, you thought this was just a statement made in Oman, today the two schmucks, Bauer and the also recently-released Joshua Fattal, made it clear you are wrong. They hate America. Here is part of what they said today in New York (as they prepare for book deals and TV appearances–cha-ching!):

In prison, every time we complained about our conditions, the guards would immediately remind us of comparable conditions at Guantanamo Bay. They would remind of us CIA prisons in other parts of the world, and the conditions that Iranians and others experience in prisons in the U.S. We do not believe that such human rights violations on the part of our government justify what has been done to us. Not for a moment. However, we do believe that these actions on the part of the U.S. provide an excuse for other governments, including the government of Iran, to act in kind. . . .

Sarah, Josh and I oppose U.S. policies towards Iran which perpetuate this hostility.  Sarah, Josh and I oppose U.S. policies towards Iran which perpetuate this hostility. . . .

We also want to express our great thanks to the many world leaders and individuals who championed our cause.  They include the U.N. Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, President Jalal Talabani of Iraq and President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and the governments of Turkey and Brazil.  They were certain of our innocence and their certainty made a difference.

They include the actor Sean Penn, the great Muhammad Ali, Noam Chomsky, the singer Yusuf Islam, Cindy Sheehan and the Nobel Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mairead Maguire. We will always remember that you stood by us. . . .

The sympathy and support of many Muslim and other religious leaders in America, the Iranian people and the elements within the Iranian government that worked for our freedom were also all invaluable. Thank you.

See, these scumbags blame American policies for their imprisonment.  Yes, we should be nicer to human-rights abusing, Holocaust-denying, doomsday-seeking Iran.  And that’s exactly why they were eventually released.  Here’s a tip: American Muslims don’t just work for the release of all Americans held hostage by Muslims. They work for the release of anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-Muslim journalists and propagandists, as they did for Jill Carroll and as they did for these vermin.  Whatta shocker that HAMAS financier Yusuf Islam, Sean Penn, Noam Chomsky, Cindy Sheehan, and Desmond Tutu–all far left-wing, anti-American, anti-Israel whack jobs–worked to release these far-left “hikers.”

Joshua Fattal actually had the chutzpah to compare himself to the American hostages in Iran, who were real heroes and were attacked by Muslims on U.S. soil in the American Embassy.

The two of us were held for 781 days. That is far longer than the American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979.

Puh-leeze!  I know one of the former American hostages, then-U.S. Marine Kevin Hermening.  He’s a brave guy who tried to guard his embassy, not an imbecile who lives in Syria, attacks America, and then goes hiking in Iran and expects America to free him, like these guys. The American Embassy hostages were heroes. These three are phonies and vile specimens of human skin.

Bauer and Fattal went on to whine about the lack of freedoms and rights in Iranian prison.  But, yet, they proudly lived for years in repressive Syria, praising the country in their “journalistic” reports, while writing BS attacks against Israel, which is the most free country–by far!–in the entire region.  Hypocrites.  And frauds.

I warned you about Sarah Shourd, Fattal, and Bauer, the Americans (In Name Only), just after they were arrested and imprisoned in Iran.  As I asked (and answered) back then, what kind of Americans live in Syria, the repressive Muslim dictatorship and terrorist host state that allows the alphabet soup of Islamic terrorist groups (HAMAS, PFLP, PIJ, PLO, etc.) ?  America-hating and Israel-hating “Americans,” that’s who.  And, as I noted, all three of these cretinous nothings spent time writing anti-Israel and anti-American crap for left-wing rags and “news” outlets.

Far too many morons sent me (and continue to send me) e-mails saying, “but, hey, they’re Jewish.”  (I’m not sure if Bauer is, but it’s irrelevant.)  I don’t give a rat’s ass what nominal religion they barely claim.  Frankly, their status as Jews is just a source of embarrassment.  I don’t want to claim them, nor do most of my fellow co-religionists find these three pieces of crap to be any source of pride.  And anyone, who thinks that being a Jew (In Name Only) makes you a realist on the greatness of America and Israel and the absolutely horrid state of places like Syria and their extremist people, is an idiot.

Ever hear of a guy named Stanley Cohen?  He’s a Jew, and he was a lawyer for HAMASniks, a photo of whose leader he had on his mantle.  And I’ve given you a gazillion examples of Jews who embrace our enemies–both as Americans and Jews.  One of the biggest enemies of the Jewish people in Detroit is a woman named Betsy Kellman, head of the Michigan ADL, who embraced a bigtime Hezbollah member and attorney and declared that Jews–particularly Orthodox Jews–are the real terrorists and will initiate terrorist attacks against the Detroit Muslim community for whom she has a strong affinity.  The unelected morons who run the Detroit Jewish Community Relations Council voted down a resolution condemning Palestinian terrorism.  They don’t speak for me as a Jew or as an American.  And yet they’ve deigned to do so.

And there are countless, infinite other examples of these moronowitzes and Benedict Arnoldsteins, who would risk their lives to kiss a Palestinian Muslim and attack a pro-Israel, pro-American Jew.  Arthur Horwitz, the whore who owns the Detroit Jewish News, tried to get the previous leader of the ADL to denounce me as an “anti-Semite.”  That was not long before he entered a financial partnership with Osama Siblani, the owner of the pro-Hezbollah/pro-HAMAS, openly Jew-hating Arab American News.  Siblani is a known agent of Hezbollah, whose family members are employed by Al-Manar, Hezbollah TV.  These people have wet dreams about “Big Arab Love.”

And the same can be said for these three scumbags, Shourd, Fattal, and Bauer.  I said, from the very beginning, that we should let them rot in Iran.  And we should have.  They are scum, who love Islam so much they left American to live in Damascus and thought that their Islamo-pandering would win them brownie points when they went hiking in Iran.  Clearly, they were deluded.  Muslims don’t think too highly of them.

And we shouldn’t either.   And, now, they’ve quickly resumed their America-hating roles.  Alhamdillullah [praise allah].

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96 Responses

Where were they educated? Were they always this way? That is the main problem, American hating educators and educational institutions from where the cuckoos are hatched.

MG: Shocker. They went to UC-Berzerkley. DS

Matthew Gardner on September 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Fattal went to Cheltenham High, just outside of Philadelphia, the same high school as the Netanyahu brothers. I guess not all graduates can be heroes.

    Jimmie L on September 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      I know Cheltenham High very well, and the school today is nothing compared to what it once was. Students who graduated 30 years or more went to a top-flight school. Cheltenham’s students from that era are probably better trained than today’s master’s degree students. In addition to Netenyahu, Cheltenham High graduates included people like Levinson and Link (the creators of the Colombo character and TV show); the first-class jazz musicians, the Brecker brothers; Mark Levin, the radio commentator; and many, many more. If you are paying close attention, you’ve probably noticed that these top graduates I’ve mentioned are Jewish. And in the old days, 85% of the student population in the Elkins Park, Melrose Park, Wyncote area near Cheltenham High were Jewish. Today, most of the Jews have left that neighborhood, and the reputation of Cheltenham High is the result of the faded afterglow from the earlier era.

      So the fact that Fattal recently went to Cheltenham High means ugotz (Italian slang for “nothing.”) In fact, all facts point to Fattal as a spoiled brat stunod (that’s slang for “stupid.”)

      Ralph Adamo on September 26, 2011 at 12:25 am

Let’s send them back and well throw in Michael Moore.

CaliforniaScreaming on September 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

So why didn’t they go back to Syria? Was this just a setup, so they could get air time and spout this propaganda? I think so.

Jo on September 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

If their prison conditions were the same as in GITMO, they would have stepped off the plane weighing 300lbs a piece and carrying the Harry Potter series. Feh.

Send them back. We don’t want them.

cirrus1701 on September 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    If their prison conditions were the same as in GITMO, they would have stepped off the plane weighing 300lbs a piece and carrying the Harry Potter series. Feh.

    Send them back. We don’t want them.

    cirrus1701 on September 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Reply

    Very good, Mr. 1701. When the guards reminded them of the comparable conditions in Guantanamo Bay, why didn’t they ask for their chicken with thyme, Harry Potter books and lounge chairs?

    Miranda Rose Smith on September 26, 2011 at 8:06 am

Thank you very much DS. I am so glad that you tell it like it is.

And you know, in my opinion (and I am just as outraged as DS) these INGRATES are unreachable. I did NOT listen to a thing the girl said (until all three were released) as I knew there was a chance she’d have to play it cool ’til her buddies were released). Now that all three are, I have my ears open and I don’t like what I hear. Send ‘em back to Iran! If you can’t see the truth after all those years in that Mooooooslim hell-hole, you can NEVER be reached.

But we must point at them and tell the truth to anyone who will listen. (As DS has done in this post and prior)

It boils my blood that these three cretins have NOT learned their lesson after being held in Iran. They suck and I wish they would go back. You would think they would kiss the American dirt under their feet. No humility there!

This is Liberals acting like they are morally superior to the most DISGUSTING degree. Three Asswads!!!!

Skunky on September 25, 2011 at 8:22 pm

They obviously have a problem with the US, when are they going back to Syria? Why are they here??

David Lanham on September 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Why, they’re here to MAKE MONEY off of their “ordeal” as they spout their hatred of America and our evil, capitalistic, free-market ideals that they and their like-minded compatriots at Berzerkely would like to have banished from the face of the earth. But until they succeed in that banishment, they might as well make as much money as they can. Now that they are left-wing anti-American heroes, they will make their money and live in comfort in San Fran as they field offers for speaking engagements and book advances. Of course, they can only dine out on this experience for so long before even the lefties forget about them, so maybe then they’ll go back to their beloved Iran and bunk in Ahmadinejad’s guest house.

    DG in GA on September 26, 2011 at 9:42 am

What a surprise! Eh?

I wonder to what extent the condition for their release was that they would provide political assistance to the Iranian regime.

There is NO Santa Claus on September 25, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Joshua Fatwah, Shariah Shourd, Shane Bauer-movement

CornCoLeo on September 25, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I am not surprised that these three would react like this. I have to deal with cretins like this all the time here in the San Francisco Bay Area. These people remind me of the communit y leaders that are always complaining about the high crime rate and when the police start cracking down on the thugs, these community leaders immediately cry about the excessive police force, racial profiling, etc. I think if one of these three were beheaded, the other two would still blame America as the cause of the beheading. This is why when I was in the Marine Corps serving in Somalia, we had these pukes from a french news agency, who would be writing negative comments about my men and the USA in general but when the bullets starting flying, this a**hole would then start crying that it was our duty to protect him as a civilian and as a journalist. I told him he can just get go to hell and in fact he better not get between me and my rifle. These kind of citizens are not worth saving or even bothering spending money on.

Mario on September 25, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I’m sure they were treated a lot nicer in prison than the average iranian prisoner. Iran knew they would be out sooner or later and wouldn’t want to look bad to all the idiot dhimmi nations out there. Liberals and muslims just love “jews” like these and “christians” like archbishop Tutu, don’t they?
Please, America, send these three back to their ‘mentally retardated’ Syria where they can feel right at home…that is, until the freedom fighters lob off their stupid heads.

theShadow on September 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm

you can tell you are ignorant… debbie.. because you know nothing of Iran.. maybe you should do some travelling or something.. because girls can show hair in Iran, in fact.. you`d be quite surprised at what else they can show… I know this because my wife is Persian and I have visited there many times.. i`m not sure what really happened here with regards to the 3 people.. but the media and people like you are creating an atmosphere of ignorance and hatred… WAKE UP

yvon on September 25, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    “because girls can show hair in Iran, in fact.. you`d be quite surprised at what else they can show…
    yvon on September 25, 2011 at 9:40 pm”

    Yeah, it’s called PORN
    Arab nations are the top consumers, figure that.

    theShadow on September 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I live in the People’s Republic of Montgomery County, Maryland. Their attitude is reflective of the s–t for brains found among the liberal fascists.

I agree with California Screaming. Let’s send them back and Michael Moore. Toss in Noam Chomsky and I will help pay for the one way ticket back to Iran.

Any idea as to when Obama will meet them? Any bet that Hollywood has already prepared a movie script for these three douchebags.

Thanks for reporting this, Deb. We all owe you big time for keeping us informed. I doubt the Pravda South (The Washington Post) will report these details.

Jonathan E. Grant on September 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I knew something smelled fishy about these three. Who goes to glorious Iran on a hiking trip noone. Buy the way who paid their bail anyway? I just hope I didn’t!

Koeteus on September 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

For their next trip I hope they take a slow boat to China and the boat sinks half way there…in shark infested waters.

I’ve been around the Great White Dopes before. Think they can save the world with their grad-student knee-jerking, preach ultra liberalism to the world’s impovershed masses, not caring that most of the world doesn’t like them or just humors them, then makes fun of the fools behind their backs.

Is it me, or hikers in general tend to be bleeding hearts…all around, not just they like nature or anything rational like that, but total leftie screwballs.

It's the 3 Blind Mice on September 25, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Well, that was wasted money. Should have let them rot and die.

Not a thanks for being rescued. Not a stand against Sharia. Just scumminess.

Occam's Tool on September 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Spot on. I remember your article about these scum. I’ve set several folks straight on these goofballs. Drives me nuts the way the media has portrayed these stooges. I have only contempt for them and their ilk.

samurai on September 25, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I agree with Debbie and all the comments posted here so far–especially Californai Screaming and Jonathan E. Grant (The latter saying, “I agree with California Screaming. Let’s send them back and Michael Moore. Toss in Noam Chomsky and I will help pay for the one way ticket back to Iran.”)

Now to those who in a previous thread sent hate commments to Debbie linked above and will probably do the same here soon, as well as sending hate emails to her, explain again why we should have worked for the release of these ungrateful Americans and why their release is now being celebrated and why we should be doing the same? Oh wait, I forgot, you didn’t, nor can you.

JeffE on September 25, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I apolgize for my misspelling of your name in my first paragraph, California Screaming.

    JeffE on September 25, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Oops!–Correction, I agree with all of those comments that agree with Debbie.

JeffE on September 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Agree here with your post, Debbie. I am also tired of being expected to carry the rot of the JINOs on my shoulders. I was raised in a household where the Rosenbergs getting the electric chair was considered a good thing.

Not Ovenready on September 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm

“The two of us were held for 781 days. That is far longer than the American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979.”

So many things are wrong this statement, but one thing is I don’t remember those hostages (at the U. S. embassy) complaining about returning home from captivity, so their comparison to them doesn’t wash.

Is it too late to send them back? It’s not like their being free won’t produce any tangible benefit for us anyway except for maybe reminding us what we’re up against, but who needs that.

Dustbag (Genesis 2:7) on September 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I’d like to know what kind of “Jewish” home they grew up in – what were their parents like? Who influenced them?

Michael on September 25, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I’d like to know what kind of home these self hating Jews grew up in. I’d also like to know why the Detroit Jewish Community Relations Council is so full of self-hating Jews. Anybody?

Michael on September 25, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Please stop calling them “self-hating Jews”. They are anti-Semites. If someone hates the Jews and Israel, I don’t care about his specific religion. I care more about whom he hates. Even if they were observant Jews, it still wouldn’t make a difference. We should call things by their right name.

    NormanF on September 26, 2011 at 12:18 am

Right on DS.
“And the same can be said for these three scumbags”

I love the word “scumbag/s” we should apply it more often to where its usage is also needed — to great numbers of inside the DC Beltway politicians and federal bureaucrats.

RA2216 on September 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm

The thing is that they will never face the anger and wrath that their stupidity and hatred engender. They will be coddled by the press, by their like-minded contemporaries and by academia. They will go on speaking tours and no one in the audience will stand up with blood dripping from their hands screaming, “Conspirators to murder.” No group will interrupt their anti-American speeches and start reading off the names of prisoners of conscience murdered in Iran. No one will shake their fists at them. They are our new “heroes.” Finally, apropos of nothing, I believe that the death count at Gitmo remains at zero.

gmartinz on September 25, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Methinks they’re spies!

After all, isn’t Taqqiya part of the Great Game?

The Reverend Jacques on September 25, 2011 at 11:23 pm

the shadow “arab nations”… too bad Iran is not an arab nation.. again.. ignorant people who know nothing of Iran.

yvon on September 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm

“the shadow” Yeah, it’s called PORN
Arab nations are the top consumers, figure that.

too bad Iran is not an Arab nation.. again, ignorant people who know nothing of Iran

yvon on September 25, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Debbie when I was in school my hometown JCRC was heavily into promoting abortion rights. I complained to the director’s son, but it didn’t help. More importantly u must be kvelling over the Detroit Lions glorious come-from-behind-overtime-thrilla. They haven’t been 3-0 since I was in grade school so I extend to you another hearty mazel tov. If the Jews of Detroit commit to learning more toirah, giving more tzedakah, and doing more mitzvot I see no reason why your Lions can’t go to the big D next week and defeat the Cowboys. If you want you and I could commune before the Lions next home game against the Bears on Monday nite and I could make special mitzvahs with you before we leave for the game.

A1 on September 25, 2011 at 11:38 pm

“the shadow” Yeah, it’s called PORN
Arab nations are the top consumers, figure that.

too bad Iran is not an Arab nation.. again, ignorant people who know nothing of Iran

deleting my post.. very american-like

yvon on September 25, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    My apologies to the Kurds, maybe I meant muslim nations ;)
    And learn to use the internet…no one’s deleting your posts schitzo.

    theShadow on September 26, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Not Arab…but they still like PORN!

    Occam's Tool on September 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm

The parents of these three little sh-ts should be ashamed of themselves. They raised morally bankrupt, traitorous, imbeciles. “Hey, Shane and Sarah, let’s go hiking near the border of Iran.” “Gee, Josh, that sounds like a great idea. What could happen? After all, the fanatical muslims who rule Iran won’t do us any harm if we happen to mistakenly venture onto their soil. After all, the muslims are just misunderstood people who love peace.” For their next trick maybe these three stooges can go stand in front of a bulldozer in Gaza (like Rachael Corrie).

Jeff on September 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    One can but hope that they go to Israel, stand in front of a terrorist tunnel, and have an useful Caterpiller Bulldozer give them the St. Rachel of IHOP treatment.

    Occam's Tool on September 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I absolutely agree with you. Political pilgrims who should have been left to rot in Iran. They are the last people on earth who deserve freedom. Its a shame they get to make money off the very country they hate. And its revealing they don’t have a good word to say about it or to express their appreciation for everything it has done for them. Ingrates is too mild a word for these scumbags. I am always thankful for my country, my friends and my life. Its quite clear that imprisonment hasn’t instilled them with humility or repentance. This country deserves far better than the likes of them.

NormanF on September 26, 2011 at 12:13 am

Has anyone considered these two Schmucks were consorting with the Enemy? Two Anti-American Leftist Loons Hiking between Iran and Iraq…I suspect they were Reporting American and Allied Forces Movements to the Enemy..
The CIA and FBI should brig them in for Interrogation and a few Water-Boarding sessions.. ^o^

John Walters on September 26, 2011 at 12:14 am

This captivity seems to be less than advertised. There is an odor about it.

Worry01 on September 26, 2011 at 12:26 am

Careful people Debbie twists things, I know from first hand experience. I suggest you look into other avenues before you believe her B.S. She thinks she’s another Anne Coulter? Honey at least Anne Coulter don’t go spewing the crap you do. In your dreams Debbie.

Becky on September 26, 2011 at 12:36 am

    And why are you a credible source Becky? Also, she is citing articles in support of her points. What do you claim is inaccurate or twisted in what she is reporting? Are there falsehoods reported in the articles, and if so, what are they? When you make accusations, you need to cite specifics, otherwise it is little other than name calling. You are a lousy troll Becky, and your employer should fire you for not even posting something anyone would take seriously.

    Worry01 on September 26, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Becky, sweety, this is a credible source you lousy troll, what source do you consider credible sweety, Huffington Post, Media Matters, moveon.org, Think Progress, Daily Kos? To me those websites are nothing far-left shill-hack websites that distort everything and take conservative’s words out-of-context. And Becky, DS is NOT being Ann Coulter, Debbie Schlussel is being herself and herself only, she doesn’t have to mimic off of other people in the media or on blogosphere.

    And Becky, if Debbie is reporting falsehoods as you claim, please provide some type of proof and evidence to back up you’re claim? Far as I’m concerend Debbie is reporting the entire facts on what’s happening around us, you on the other hand Beckey are full of s__t who’s talking out of you’re ass. And please don’t comment here again, because what you did to DS was belittle her for no reason!

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on September 26, 2011 at 10:51 am

Those Americans like the Arabs and Muslims and they attack America for Guantanamo Bay prison. If they are interested in human rights, why do not they say any thing about thoses millions of Copts who are fiercely opressed, killed and rabed and after all forced to what they call ” beautiful Islam” Those people are blind. when you defend a group of killers and you ignore millions of innocents who are daily slaughtered literally and spiritually, It is stupid. It is the top of stupidity to think that any Muslim who understand real Islam, has any human features or sympathy towards any human. You would have known what is Islam if you had been one of those whose sons were killed even by thier dearest muslim friends in Egypt. They are ready to kill even thier children for the sake of Islam. They are the real followers of Lucifer in all times.

Atta from Egypt on September 26, 2011 at 1:09 am

For what it’s worth, it’s worth pointing out that their Jew-hatred and America hatred is what would have earned them brownie points from the Obama administration, and would have seen the latter pull out all the stops to get them released. If the imprisoned youngsters were pro-Israel, and not anti-American, I bet they would still be rotting in jail. Oh wait, they wouldn’t have been in jail in the first place, because they wouldn’t have been in that neck of the woods to start with.

Yeah I reckon Hollywood will make a film about it, and whitewash their anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism (self-loathing kind or otherwise). I also reckon they will tour the US talk show circus, where they will be treated as heroes and fawned over. Look at who they praise – Chavez, the Jew-hating Ahmandinejad supporter, Tutu who compares Israel to every fascist regime he can think of, the Nazis included, Chomsky the Hezbollah supporter (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), Cindy Sheehan is a hardcore Jew-hater. I wonder if Sean Penn is proud of being praised in the same breath with these clowns? That’s a rhetorical question of course.

Larry in Tel Aviv on September 26, 2011 at 1:41 am

no, they don’t hate america. if they did, they’d have moved a long time ago. they are merely expressing their first amendment rights. and why the heck are we still in the middle east? i say we oughta move out of there, even including israel. why support a country that displaced millions of other people just for the land? remember, the land that is now israel was actually the palestinians’ and no one asked them what they wanted or felt about the whole matter. this whole religion thing is a crock, really, when you think about it. for this we have lost trillions in treasure and countless lives? not worth it if you ask me.

always amazed on September 26, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Always Dazed,

    Free speech does not entail one’s right to avoid criticism. It is like being free to sell a lousy product, and taking that to mean that someone must buy it. That sort of thought process usually disappears in childhood for most, but some fail to develop beyond their juvenile phase. Also, you seem to forget that many Arabs displaced themselves in 1848 in anticipation that their Arab brethren would annihilate the Jews after the founding of Israel. The Arabs who were bright enough not to swallow such garbage are Israeli-Arabs now, and retain their property. As for religion being a crock, I suggest you tell that to an imam. Life is a simple matter as long as you remain ignorant of what goes on around you.

    Worry01 on September 26, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Telling lies has nothing to do with someones rights. Those leftists morons think they have a right to smear those and tell lies who don’t agree with them.

    Jan on September 26, 2011 at 4:38 am

When it comes to hating America! can someone tell me between Muslim Hossein Obama and these clowns who hates America most and Who is Destroying America More?

None American Muslim President is the one everyone should write about day and night not these Clowns.

arya on September 26, 2011 at 5:02 am

However, we do believe that these actions on the part of the U.S. provide an excuse for other governments, including the government of Iran, to act in kind. . . .

If Jewish soldiers, in postwar Europe, had raped and murdered German girls and then turned around and said “The Nazis raped and murdered thousands of Jewish girls. We have an excuse to act in kind,” how would Bauer, Fattal and Co. have reacted? Do they really think two wrongs make a right? Forget where these people went to high school or to college. Where did they go to kindergarten?

Maybe I’m a sentimental old thing, but I’m reluctant to abandon even the most vicious loud-mouthed anti-American, anti-Israel, AMERICAN jerk in Iran or North Korea. A vicious, loud-mouthed anti-American, anti-Israel EUROPEAN jerk, I would abandon witout a second’s hesitation.

Miranda Rose Smith on September 26, 2011 at 8:30 am

I hear they are planning a new hiking trip to the border of North Korea. I wish them luck.

fred on September 26, 2011 at 8:44 am

DS, I watched the news conference of what would normally be praise and thank yous to all of those who helped. Deep down, before I started watching it, I braced myself for what I expected to come…

…and my face was probably blank. I wasn’t shocked. I even forwarded the video link to some of my friends (though unfortunately they see it as “America freed them, and they love us” ???), but now I’m asking myself… why? I’m sure we tried to look like the good guys, but we may as well walk into the CDC and release every strain of virus and say, “Go free! You’re free of the American atrocities of foreign policy and prison! Be free!”

I feel like I just helped a little old lady across the street, only to be kicked in the groin and mugged of my wallet and dignity.

John on September 26, 2011 at 9:33 am

Why again am I not surprised. There is almost nothing worse than a Leftist Jew hating Jew. They make me physically ill. Thanks once again Debbie.

Naomi R on September 26, 2011 at 9:33 am

Can we send them back for a refund?

Richard on September 26, 2011 at 10:19 am

Terrific article as usual DS, sorry I didn’t get a chance to comment last night, because I was too busy watching my Steelers defeating the Colts. Anyway, to these hikers, question, why were they hiking in Iran? Don’t they know how Iran is governed, and don’t they notice the fanatical “mullahs” who are part-in-parcel of That Iranian Hitler (their president, which I have a hard time spelling and pronouncing his name)?

If these fools wanted to do some type of hiking, they could’ve atleast hiked in the mountains in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona. Hell, they could’ve hiked in the applachia mountains in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York State, etc. Or they could’ve hiked in the mountains in Western Canada, but why did they choose to hike in Iran. And you’re right Debbie, these leftist fools are anti-American!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on September 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

the shadow:My apologies to the Kurds, maybe I meant muslim nations

wrong again.. if only you knew more about the people you are expressing so much hatred for, maybe more people besides other mentally ill people would listen and believe you.. but when intelligent people can see the obvious lack of knowledge in what you are ranting about, its hard to take seriously..

yvon on September 26, 2011 at 10:43 am

if you really want to tackle issues such as terrorism, facing the problems with objectivity rather then ignorance and bigotry would better serve humanity and america. I think you`d get a lot more people listening and supporting any ideas that can deal with the problems that lead to terrorist activities. First step would be to know what your talking about…

yvon on September 26, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Go cram it “Yetti”.

    You laid your sh** out bare when you took umbrage that someone mistakenly identified Persians as Arabs. You were unmoved and couldn’t care less that he quite rightly pointed out that Arabs (Mooooooslims if you like) consume the most amount of PORN in the world. You couldn’t give a rat’s fat one about that you RAT!

    You are totally unmoved by the rank hypocrisy of the so-called “Religion of Peace”. You just don’t care. But that is ok because contrary to your dumb-arse belief, most people here are on the PROPER side you pathetic POS.

    Skunky on September 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Oh and BTW Debbie, since you wrote this type of article last night, how long do you think it’ll take for the verminst, freedom-hating fascist at Media Matters to read this article, forward it to numerous left wing blogs/websites on the net like what they did to you’re two “Lara Logan” threads earlier this year and also the first “Norway” thread you wrote two months ago! We all remember what occured in those articles, numerous trolls typed here with their ultra hatred against you DS, misquoted you, took you’re words-out-of-context and played “GOTCHA” with you. Let us hope none of that BS occurs on this thread, so far through 50+ comments, the comments are intelligent, rational, respectful, etc. and I like it that way.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on September 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

Can’t add anything else (beyond what $0.02 everybody else put in) but say I had pretty much the same gut reaction about these so-called “hikers” as Debbie had. And am not surprised that they cr*pped on America the way they did. And that those “usual suspects” who supported them were a window as to what kind of miserable excuses for people they are.

ConcernedPatriot on September 26, 2011 at 11:05 am

He right pointed out that muslims or arabs consume the most porn in the world? I would ask you to prove it, but i don`t see how porn consumption relates to any of this, besides defacing… and that`s the ultimate goal of this kind of bigotry, to deface people so that you can dehumanize them. I am not on any of the sides that you identify with. I do not condone killing 1.8 billion people let alone 1 person. While i agree that porn consumption, pedophiles and polygamist exist in the muslim world, i am not afraid to look in the mirror and see that these same things exist here at just as high a level.

yvon on September 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm

And my “umbrage” comes from the fact that I know Persians, lived amongts them and visisted the nation on many occasions. Despite what their government, our government and the media like to portray, the majority are not religious extremist.. the majority do not hate america. They don`t need hatred and false images.. they need help to rid of their government. You see, i do care…

yvon on September 26, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Bullsh, “Yetti”. You are on the side of Ahmadinejad and you support his holocaust denial and his self-deluded role in getting the Caliphate rolling.

    If you were NOT, then you could not ridiculously be more offended by someone mistaking Persians for Arabs. The key word a good person knows is MOOOOOOOOOSLIM.

    Are you upset because your dinner with Ahmadinejad was cancelled?

    And further, you are STILL not offended by how Moooooooslims are the bizarro religion. They are totally opposite (religious wise) of how they portray themselves.

    Praying 5 times a day towards mecca and watching porn. Pretending they are religious in Afghanistan and Bacha Bazzi boys at night. Religion of Peace and slitting the throat of a Jewish newborn.

    Skunky on September 26, 2011 at 12:33 pm

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