Pennsylvania mom campaigns to free so...

Pennsylvania mom campaigns to free son, two other hikers held i...

There are 22 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 15, 2010, titled Pennsylvania mom campaigns to free son, two other hikers held i.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A suburban Philadelphia woman says she has been working 24/7 to win the releases of her son and two other hikers arrested in Iran.

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RightOn

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Feb 15, 2010
Let the Berkley morons learn a lesson. It's great when these social ist types get a dose of reality.
steve tellers

United States

#2 Feb 15, 2010
Then the two jews and jewess shouldn't have stuck their noses where they didn't belong.
Cynic

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Feb 15, 2010
While I can understand the concern of this mother, maybe her little dear wouldn't be sitting in a jail in Iran if she didn't feels the need to apologize to him for everything in this world that she can't control. Hope these idiots continue to rot in jail in Iran for a lot longer. My impression of these hikers is that they're a bunch of spoiled dilettantes.
Expect US

United States

#4 Feb 15, 2010
to believe these people decided to just take a hike near the Iran border? Hey, we don't need a map, we are just out for a hike....Please, there is much more to this story and I hate to see us wasting money and ink on a story what appears to be about three stupid young people or spies who should know better.
Camel Tow

Calgary, Canada

#5 Feb 15, 2010
good luck with all of that...When your child gets home, pull them aside and kick their a** for being so effen stupid......then hope they will share their new found book wealth with you.....
How pathetic..........
Camel Tow

Calgary, Canada

#6 Feb 15, 2010
Expect US wrote:
to believe these people decided to just take a hike near the Iran border? Hey, we don't need a map, we are just out for a hike....Please, there is much more to this story and I hate to see us wasting money and ink on a story what appears to be about three stupid young people or spies who should know better.
they were told by a border guard tthey were about to enter a hostile country and they did so anyway...that is one LITTLE detail that most seem to leave out...they were warned before hand but thought they would be little smarta**s and go for it....you get what you get, NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Gruunschlik

Verndale, MN

#8 Feb 15, 2010
Hey lady, your son is an idiot and so are his friends. Their only mistake was thinking they were smarter than the local officials and that being American would save them. You want to go hiking on your vacation go to Switzerland. I say let em sit there a lil longer so maybe they learn a lesson.
fred2

Blue Earth, MN

#9 Feb 15, 2010
Camel Tow wrote:
good luck with all of that...When your child gets home, pull them aside and kick their **** for being so effen stupid......then hope they will share their new found book wealth with you.....
How pathetic..........
The mother should be kicked too for failing to educate her children. Only an idiot would travel to Iraq/Iran in the first place. Should the parents be held responsible for the idiots that think they can ravel to Iran, N Korea, Cuba, etc? Maybe they just cannot read a map, I guess.
Griz

Maple Grove, MN

#10 Feb 15, 2010
Let's all hope these three arrogant brats sit in prison until they learn some manners.
Griz

Maple Grove, MN

#11 Feb 15, 2010
fred2 wrote:
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The mother should be kicked too for failing to educate her children.
I couldn't agree more. ALL of the "parents" need a good swift kick for raising a bunch of egotistical a**holes.
Camel Tow

Calgary, Canada

#12 Feb 15, 2010
fred2 wrote:
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The mother should be kicked too for failing to educate her children. Only an idiot would travel to Iraq/Iran in the first place. Should the parents be held responsible for the idiots that think they can ravel to Iran, N Korea, Cuba, etc? Maybe they just cannot read a map, I guess.
Again, map or no map, they were TOLD by a border guard to turn back and they did not, maybe that is when they made that lamea** tape of the 3 of them dancing ( or attemtping to with those smarta** smirks on their faces).

Don't know that it would be correct to hold the mother responsible as the student is an adult....however, she should,at the very least be a realist and accept what has happened. She should hold her child responsible , not blame a hostile governement for holding her child hostage, which I am sure she is. I am sure she is in denial. As a parent who has actually lost a son I can understand her distress, ETC but in this case, her son is totally accountable for his actions, plain and simple. I can empathize with her plight but again, if your son is a complete idiot who thought he would be a smarta** and challenege the Iranian government well, you deal with it.....and good luck with that by the way....
fred2

Blue Earth, MN

#13 Feb 15, 2010
BTW, my son "visited" Kuwait, courtesy of the US Army, and even he was not stupid enough to go to Iraq.
Javier

Buffalo, MN

#14 Feb 15, 2010
I don't think these idiots are getting out anytime soon. Iran wants to negotiate the trade of imprisoned terrorists for these three stooges.

While I can understand the mothers of these three wanting to have them home, I hope once they are home, they get a big hug, and then have some sense beat into them. Their passports should be permanently forfeited, and they should never be able to make ONE f---ing DIME from this, and they should have to recite the pledge of allegiance every day in Times Square at 9:00 AM with extreme emphasis on the "UNDER GOD" part!
ForReal

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Feb 15, 2010
Extremists from any religion applying Sharia law are equally scary.
Bootsontheroad

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Feb 15, 2010
I feel for you mom, but your kid and friends are stupid and the world does not have to jump through hoops for you. Can they spell compass, map, and GPS?
Javier

Buffalo, MN

#18 Feb 15, 2010
ForReal wrote:
Extremists from any religion applying Sharia law are equally scary.
What is extremist about believing in a God who does NOT promote the killing of Christians? Loser.
Bootsontheroad

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Feb 15, 2010
Javier wrote:
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What is extremist about believing in a God who does NOT promote the killing of Christians? Loser.
So by that logic, it is okay for some one with your beliefs to kill a non-christian. That explains what happened to the Native Americans.
ForReal

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Feb 15, 2010
Javier wrote:
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What is extremist about believing in a God who does NOT promote the killing of Christians? Loser.
Sentencing people (as you suggested) to standing in a public square praising your god is extremist. I don't think extremists think their own views are extreme, they think they are correct, which is why they (you) tend to be pompous.
Iceman

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Feb 15, 2010
How is that Berkley education workin out for them?
Oh! I think they missed registration for the spring semester.
ez-marine

Gadsden, AL

#22 Feb 15, 2010
What kind of parent would let their child go hiking in Iran. It is most irrasponsable. Let them suffer the consequances of their stupid act.

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