Minnesotan reportedly among 3 hikers missing in Iran

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Swiss diplomats are trying to find out what happened to three American hikers reportedly captured in Iran, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

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Just Saying

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This should keep all of us busy for a while, especially down at the Pi-Press.
I'm just saying.
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Another proud moment for midwesterners. More selfimportant spoiled american kids tempting fate by playing with a volitle Iran. I hope our State Department does not lift one finger to save these idiots.....call it a lesson about life in the fast lane....
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We're young, we're invincible...let's go hike into Iran!
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I'm sure they figured they'd be safe now that Obama is in the White House and everyone loves us now.
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Next time, better to invest in a good GPS. At least they don't seem as stupid as the two broads who purposely crossed a frozen river into North Korea.
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Bob would you like to explain what a " Bilderberg " is ?
As for Obama's part sounds like these young folks had plans to go there long before Pres Obama was elected.
BillB St Paul

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also find the facts such as;
IRAQ
June 15, 2009
The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the dangers inherent in travel to Iraq and recommends against all but essential travel in country given the fluid security situation. Numerous insurgent groups remain active throughout Iraq. Iraqi Security Forces (ISF)-led military operations continue, and attacks persist against the ISF and U.S. forces in many areas of the country.
These kids went outside Obama's warning.
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Geez kids, you know Hawaii sounds awful good, but now Iran and Iraq....how about we makes the nightly news....
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Nothing like a hike through the armpit of the world...nothing but sand, scorpions, and terrorists. "But you can't bother me, I'm a PhD candidate!"
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Too bad he didn't study Geography.
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I just got back from three weeks in Thailand and can say that there are two areas of the world i have zero desire to see....Africa and the Middle East.....yuch...
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Thrill seekers -- play you pay -- educated idiots!!
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Stupid is as stupid does
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What? Sean Penn said the Iranian's were eduacted and friendly. There is probably just some sort of mix up at the local Islamic Revolution Army office.
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Stupid place to go hiking.
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Boring collegites getting into a jam internationally. And they will expect time and money to be expended on their behalf.
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One of the key facts not mentioned is this article nor on the television news reports that I have seen is why. Why did these men go to Iraq, then go to the border with Iran for a hike. Had everything gone smoothly and they returned home safely, it would still show an incredible lack of good judgement to make a trip such as this.
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That's right, Minnesotans. Rant on about these people who are trying to inform you ignorant dolts about the real world beyond your once open-minded state. Down another beer and buy another part for your Harleys and enjoy your trips to Sturgis. Another proud moment for Midwesterners, indeed.
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you made your bed, now sleep in it.
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Although I have sympathy for them being in Iranian custody.

They should have known better to anywhere near that border.

Their joy ride is going cost the US Government lots of money and diplomatic time to get their freedom back.

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