Family holds out hope for hikers deta...

Family holds out hope for hikers detained in Iran

There are 23 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 22, 2009, titled Family holds out hope for hikers detained in Iran. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The brother of one of three American hikers detained in Iran says the family hopes President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the trio with him when he visits the United Nations.

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gman

United States

#1 Sep 22, 2009
Do you think it ever occurred to them that just maybe you are taking more of a risk hiking in Iran than say, Como Park? I hope these poor kids come back shortly, but you do have to wonder how much common sense, if any at all, they possess?
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Ely, MN

#2 Sep 22, 2009
Don't hold your breath.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Sep 22, 2009
Didn't this same article run last week? How many times does the PP need to tell the same story in a misguided attempt to drum up support for these 3 very deserving prison residents?
wisconsin

Chetek, WI

#4 Sep 22, 2009
why would you go hiking there when there is so much conflict with that region? why choose those two countries? go somewhere else. you got yourself into the trouble why the hell should our entire country get you out of it. you chose to go there. solve your own problem. hike somewhere that isn't a war zone next time.
Abdullah

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Sep 22, 2009
wisconsin wrote:
why would you go hiking there when there is so much conflict with that region? why choose those two countries?
Because they were spying for Israel.
eliza

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Sep 22, 2009
they were spying for somebody...wanted a story to tell...well they got it now
Javier

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Sep 22, 2009
I am betting that he will bring them back. He doesn't need any more idiots in his country than he already has. AND these three stooges better not expect, or get, some ticker tape parade. We glorify idiocy too much already in our "once great" country.
Bud in St Paul

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Sep 22, 2009
I have no sympathy for those fools they crossed Iran's border illegally. Let them rot in jail for awhile maybe it will teach them a lesson.
Wheelchair Charley

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#9 Sep 22, 2009
These hikers, unlike Al Gore's reporters in Korea, knew what they were getting into. So lets not send anyone, like Bill Clinton, to bail them out so they can write a book.
survival of the fittest

United States

#10 Sep 22, 2009
yeah.....prudence is an important virtue....act imprudently, make stupid decisions and the Laws of Nature take over.......

best case scenario: they get back and become right-thinking conservatives......

else get them back here so they can plan their hike through Zimbabwe or Yemen next year!
Hmmm

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Sep 22, 2009
Why are we still calling them "hikers"? There were amateur journalists/videographers who should have known better than to venture into an area of a hostile foreign country.

This story is a cautionary tale to U.S. travelers abroad. If the parents can convince a U.S. diplomat (like Carter or Clinton) to once AGAIN go plead for their sorry asses, then OK. But when we say that people have to face the consequences of their actions, we aren't just talking about Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress or Kanye West.
Kummin

UK

#12 Sep 22, 2009
I think they should spend a couple of years as guests of the Iranians. A bunch of treehuggers who decided, of all the places in the world, to go hiking on the Iraq/Iran border. Serves 'em right.
Bootsontheroad

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Sep 22, 2009
Three college students that enjoy hiking. Did these three ever think that maybe, just maybe, a map and compass course would be helpful. If not that what is wrong with a good map and a GPS unit. I doubt that they were spying, I think they were ill prepared and really stupid.
amy beehive

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Sep 22, 2009
These guys are about as smart as the gal who stood in front of an Israeli bulldozer.Don't we have enough beauty in the national parks in the US?
good

Eau Claire, WI

#16 Sep 22, 2009
I drove all the to Philidelphia and it was closssed, ah yeeees.
Kummin

UK

#17 Sep 22, 2009
All from UC-Berkeley! I think that 'splains it!
juanpablo

Denver, CO

#18 Sep 22, 2009
we have mountains in colorado that are Iranian free

Since: Apr 09

Twin Cities

#19 Sep 22, 2009
I think that when A'madinnerjacket gets here, we should hold him hostage until we get the stupid hikers back.
Gardy Fan

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Sep 22, 2009
Maybe their families and friends would like to mortgage everything they own so they can mount a defense? That way, their stupidity can stay "in-house" and not be a drain on honest taxpayers. They are in Iran because their "save the world" mentality got them there.

Maybe they were ACORN reps trying to arrange a booty call!
emilie

Eden Prairie, MN

#21 Sep 22, 2009
hold your hopes high when your loved ones end up in a county like this because it will not be easy. I am very anti people who do not know well enough to stay as far as possible from these horrible communist countries. why is the question for these people who did not know any better than to go near these communist countries.

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