Good Luck In Iran

Hidden somewhere in the news lately is the fact that Iran announced that they had detained 3 people on their border.  The Iranians call them CIA spies of course, while the news reports have been about ‘hikers’.  Well, it turns out that they are died-in-the-wool kooks from Bezerkley:

Three Americans whose disappearance in Iran has prompted concern from U.S. officials are idealistic UC Berkeley graduates whose interest in Middle Eastern culture and human rights led them abroad to study and do freelance journalism, friends and colleagues said Monday.

Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, who are 27, once lived in the same Oakland co-op and taught a student-led class at Berkeley that envisioned a harmonious, postcapitalist society. Sarah Shourd, Bauer’s 30-year-old girlfriend, describes herself on one Web site as a lover of “fresh broccoli, Zapatistas and anyone who can change her mind.

Perhaps its just me, but how stupid can you be to decide to go ‘hiking’ on the Iranian border?

Bauer graduated with honors from UC Berkeley in 2007, earning a bachelor’s degree with a major in peace and conflict studies and a minor in Arabic. He went to Sudan’s Darfur region to research a thesis on the crisis there.

Shourd is described by those who know her as passionate about teaching, traveling and politics. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in English in May 2003, she worked as a tutor with Americorps, a tutoring service in Berkeley and a charter elementary school in Oakland.

Fattal, who earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and policy, is a Pennsylvania native who recently worked and lived at a sustainable living research center in Oregon.

Good luck in that Iranian prison you twits.

Iran To Obama – Raspberries

We were just absolutely sure that Iran would be real happy to talk to The Messiah, weren’t we?

Reacting to President Obama’s call for the Iranians to “unclench their fist”, Mr Ahmadinejad called for the United States to apologise to the Iranian people “and try to repair their past bad acts and the crimes they committed against Iran”.

He added: “If someone wants to talk with us in the language that (President) Bush used … even if he uses new words, our response will be the same that we gave to Bush during the past years.”

So Ahmadinacrazy has completely absolved the Bush Derangement Syndrome verbiage.  And he has a simple starting point for the lovely new sparkly diplomacy:

As proof of the desire for change, Mr Ahmadinejad said that the US should withdraw its troops from conflict zones around the world and “stop supporting the Zionists, outlaws and criminals.”

Dump Iran, Afganistan, Israel – I assume this means to provide active support as Iran make sure to kill anybody who opposes it anywhere in the world.  See – diplomacy is soooooo easy.

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The Hitler Comparison Is Out – For Now

Gotta love the way Ann Coulter can skewer the self-important:

After decades of comparing Nixon to Hitler, Reagan to Hitler and Bush to Hitler, liberals have finally decided it is wrong to make comparisons to Hitler. But the only leader to whom they have applied their newfound rule of thumb is: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

While Ahmadinejad has not done anything as starkly evil as cut the capital gains tax, he does deny the Holocaust, call for the destruction of Israel, deny the existence of gays in Iran and refuses to abandon his nuclear program despite protests from the United Nations. That’s the only world leader we’re not allowed to compare to Hitler.

And the ditz who wants to be President and thinks talking to a kook like this with no pre-conditions is just fine?

Liberals view talk as an end in itself. They never think through how these talks will proceed, which is why Chamberlain ended up giving away Czechoslovakia. He didn’t leave for Munich planning to do that. It is simply the inevitable result of talking with madmen without a clear and obtainable goal. Without a stick, there’s only a carrot.

The only explanation for liberals’ hysterical zealotry in favor of Obama’s proposed open-ended talks with Ahmadinejad is that they seriously imagine crazy foreign dictators will be as charmed by Obama as cable TV hosts whose legs tingle when they listen to Obama (a condition that used to be known as “sciatica”).

Because, really, who better to face down a Holocaust denier with a messianic complex than the guy who is afraid of a debate moderated by Brit Hume?

You go girl!

Iranian Students Put Bounty on Israeli Leaders

And want people to donate their kidneys to raise money for the payoff:

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Iranian hardline students have offered rewards totalling a million dollars for the “execution” of three Israeli military leaders over the deadly strikes on Gaza, the student news agency ISNA reported on Monday.

The group is even encouraging Iranians to donate their kidneys to increase the bounties on the heads of Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak, Mossad spy agency director Meir Dagan and military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin.

Iran Nukes in 3 Years

Living next to thugs that want to murder you and your children makes you pay more attention. Of course, the yawn that will greet this news in the US and the media will be apparent as a “dog that didn’t bark”.
clipped from www.breitbart.com
Israel’s Mossad spy agency estimates Iran will develop a nuclear weapon within three years and continue to provide rockets to regional armed groups, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Dagan’s estimate of Iran’s nuclear ambitions differs sharply from an assessment by the US intelligence community late last year that said Iran had mothballed its nuclear weapons programme in 2003.
In Monday’s report, Dagan also predicted that Tehran would continue to supply more and better rockets and training to Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip.
“Syria is improving its surface-to-surface missile system and today the quantity of missiles and rockets is twice as large as two years ago,” Dagan said, according to Maariv.
Israel has long perceived Iran as its greatest threat, especially after Iran’s President Mahmud Ahmadinejad relaunched its nuclear enrichment programme and repeatedly predicted the demise of the Jewish state.

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