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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-04-09 06:25 PM
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27. I wouldn't jump to conclusions
A good friend of mine married a Kurdish woman and they hiked in the area. If it's the same area, you have some altitude and much lower temps. It's also a peaceful area.
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  -3 Americans arrested in Iran - Extreme Zionists or backpackers? oberliner  Aug-04-09 05:06 PM   #0 
  - Funny how I've never heard Iran touted...  JuniperLea   Aug-04-09 05:09 PM   #1 
  - Being Jewish may cause them some problems  oberliner   Aug-04-09 05:11 PM   #2 
  - It was a very risky trip...  JuniperLea   Aug-04-09 05:14 PM   #3 
     - Agreed nt  Crabby Appleton   Aug-04-09 05:47 PM   #22 
  - Exactly! nt  valerief   Aug-04-09 06:05 PM   #24 
  - Cannot extreme Zionists also be backpackers? Cannot backpackers also be extreme Zionists?  elocs   Aug-04-09 05:15 PM   #4 
  - Anyone can hike wherever they please...  JuniperLea   Aug-04-09 05:18 PM   #7 
  - If really backpackers then yes.  YOY   Aug-04-09 05:20 PM   #8 
     - That about sums it up...  JuniperLea   Aug-04-09 05:24 PM   #11 
     - You really think 3 tourists wouldn't have stopped at passport control?  anigbrowl   Aug-04-09 05:33 PM   #16 
     - Corrupt border gaurds, sneaking over the borders?  YOY   Aug-04-09 05:43 PM   #20 
     - that's been my thought  Horse with no Name   Aug-04-09 10:21 PM   #33 
  - I would totally watch "Extreme Zionist Sport Challenge!" on ESPN.  Poll_Blind   Aug-04-09 05:38 PM   #18 
  - Like the right calling Obama a communist or socialist or the antichrist  stray cat   Aug-04-09 05:18 PM   #5 
  - They're not backpackers  anigbrowl   Aug-04-09 05:18 PM   #6 
  - Iran.  YOY   Aug-04-09 05:21 PM   #9 
  - I think they were backpacking in Iraq and accidentally crossed into Iran  oberliner   Aug-04-09 05:23 PM   #10 
  - No, Iraq, from where they are supposed to have entered Iran by mistake.  anigbrowl   Aug-04-09 05:29 PM   #12 
     - I stand corrected.  YOY   Aug-04-09 05:30 PM   #13 
  - Backpackers can be different.  bemildred   Aug-04-09 05:36 PM   #17 
  - I wouldn't jump to conclusions  bbinacan   Aug-04-09 06:25 PM   #27 
  - OK, I guess it's a possibility. But it still seems pretty unlikely.  anigbrowl   Aug-04-09 06:34 PM   #28 
  - It seems rather odd that from the very beginning  mitchtv   Aug-04-09 10:30 PM   #37 
  - Interesting read on these three here:  rvablue   Aug-04-09 05:30 PM   #14 
  - Who or whatever they "are"- WHO the fuck winds up backpacking from Iraq into Iran?  Poll_Blind   Aug-04-09 05:33 PM   #15 
  - "Nick Berg Tours" ? Isn't that in really poor taste?  oberliner   Aug-04-09 05:40 PM   #19 
  - It is in awfully poor taste, I agree. Then again, the point is if you hang out in Iraq...  Poll_Blind   Aug-04-09 05:46 PM   #21 
  - LOL!  MrSlayer   Aug-04-09 06:48 PM   #31 
  - Neither.  BreweryYardRat   Aug-04-09 05:57 PM   #23 
  - if they're not mercenaries, they're idiots.  spanone   Aug-04-09 06:10 PM   #25 
  - One of the three is an Iraqi-American who wanted to find his roots -- probably NOT a Zionist.  scarletwoman   Aug-04-09 06:17 PM   #26 
  - Do you have more detailed information on the three people?  oberliner   Aug-04-09 10:07 PM   #32 
     - NPR has been doing a pretty good job of getting into the relevant details of the story.  scarletwoman   Aug-04-09 10:28 PM   #36 
  - I vote for just plain fucking stupid  theHandpuppet   Aug-04-09 06:45 PM   #29 
  - They probably thought...  Goddess me   Aug-04-09 10:28 PM   #35 
  - Could be both, either or neither.  MrSlayer   Aug-04-09 06:46 PM   #30 
  - There is something fishy about this whole thing  mysuzuki2   Aug-04-09 10:24 PM   #34 

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