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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:18 PM
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59. well I do sorta know somebody
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  -I have some empathy for the hikers but would you consider hiking in Iraq? NNN0LHI  Aug-20-11 09:06 AM   #0 
  - Terminal stupidity  hobbit709   Aug-20-11 09:07 AM   #1 
  - I love to hike, but it is a big world, with lots of places that aren't Iraq/Iran.  moksha   Aug-20-11 09:08 AM   #2 
  - Oh yeah? Name one!  Orrex   Aug-20-11 09:14 AM   #7 
     - North Korea / China is the place to be  CJCRANE   Aug-20-11 09:52 AM   #18 
     - The Kashmir Southern border sounds good too  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-20-11 10:03 AM   #22 
        - Well you'd get a lot of bang for your buck. nt  snagglepuss   Aug-20-11 10:32 AM   #27 
     - well...there's the Appalacian Trail.... n/t  Sheepshank   Aug-20-11 11:02 AM   #37 
  - in short -- no. nt  xchrom   Aug-20-11 09:09 AM   #3 
  - Maybe they were granola snobs (I just made that up) looking for bragging rights.  Edweird   Aug-20-11 09:11 AM   #4 
  - Why assume that they are "granola snobs" instead of CIA agents?  yardwork   Aug-20-11 09:22 AM   #11 
  - Just giving them the benefit of the doubt. It's entirely possible that they are just idiots.  Edweird   Aug-20-11 09:29 AM   #14 
     - CIA idiots or idiots?  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-20-11 09:49 AM   #16 
     - I meant civilian variety dumb as a box of rocks idiots, but I see your point.  Edweird   Aug-20-11 09:53 AM   #20 
     - They could just as easily be right-wing idiots as left-wingers even if they are amateurs.  yardwork   Aug-20-11 12:54 PM   #48 
        - I really don't get your granola/left association. I'm sure there are RW hikers that eat it too.  Edweird   Aug-20-11 06:27 PM   #51 
           - Please.  yardwork   Aug-21-11 12:58 PM   #52 
  - It's more likely they're Biryani snobs...  CJCRANE   Aug-20-11 09:46 AM   #15 
  - That's certainly extreme hiking!  CJCRANE   Aug-20-11 09:12 AM   #5 
  - extreme hiking = getting to learn to speak Persian, talk about a  flamingdem   Aug-20-11 11:02 AM   #38 
  - Sure! But first we're taking our kids to Somalia for a few weeks.  Orrex   Aug-20-11 09:14 AM   #6 
  - The North is considered safe, but not the borderlands. But then I thought a section of Beirut was  nomb   Aug-20-11 09:18 AM   #8 
  - The north is considered safe? Turkey bombs northern Iraq almost daily  NNN0LHI   Aug-20-11 09:24 AM   #12 
  - Too many questions and too few answers as to the real reasons here  madokie   Aug-20-11 09:18 AM   #9 
  - Any candy ass can hike the AT from Maine to Ga...  NightWatcher   Aug-20-11 09:20 AM   #10 
  - Dumb  Brooklyns_Finest   Aug-20-11 09:28 AM   #13 
  - Obviously the hikers thought hiking Iraq was OK. What I don't understand  snappyturtle   Aug-20-11 09:49 AM   #17 
  - I'd put it in the category of "extreme sports" that I don't do.  undeterred   Aug-20-11 09:52 AM   #19 
  - I don't believe their cover story for a minute.  mysuzuki2   Aug-20-11 09:59 AM   #21 
  - Me neither.  kenny blankenship   Aug-20-11 10:15 AM   #23 
  - Just like crossing into North korea.....who goes sight seeing?  Historic NY   Aug-20-11 10:30 AM   #26 
  - Yep.  alphafemale   Aug-20-11 11:00 AM   #35 
  - Me either  underpants   Aug-20-11 11:15 AM   #41 
  - Maybe they are adrenaline junkies n/t  dajoki   Aug-20-11 02:04 PM   #50 
  - No but it is a dream of mine to go on a tour of Iran with a proper  Glimmer of Hope   Aug-20-11 10:26 AM   #24 
  - With all the other places on the planet to go to and hike, HELL NO!  CleanGreenFuture   Aug-20-11 10:26 AM   #25 
  - I hate "blame the victim" syndrome  Creideiki   Aug-20-11 10:34 AM   #28 
  - I hate it too, but your analogy is weak in this case  MH1   Aug-21-11 01:42 PM   #56 
  - I wouldn't  Mz Pip   Aug-20-11 10:35 AM   #29 
  - How would the US react if we found a few Iranians hiking this side of the Canadian/US border?  NNN0LHI   Aug-20-11 10:56 AM   #31 
     - I think they would be treated a lot better  Mz Pip   Aug-20-11 11:00 AM   #34 
        - 3 Iranian nationals on our boarder would have been sent to Gitmo for waterboarding first thing  NNN0LHI   Aug-20-11 12:15 PM   #44 
        - The U.S. has detention centers where we hold "illegal aliens" and torture them.  yardwork   Aug-20-11 12:57 PM   #49 
  - not sure what intelligence there is to be gathered by just hiking that area.  KG   Aug-20-11 10:54 AM   #30 
  - If nobody ever does it, how will we know if it's ever safe to do it or not?  Shagbark Hickory   Aug-20-11 10:59 AM   #32 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-20-11 10:59 AM   #33 
  - They don't seem like spies to me  RZM   Aug-20-11 11:02 AM   #36 
  - I don't believe for a minute they were just "hikers"  Aerows   Aug-20-11 11:04 AM   #39 
  - I think I might start with the Pacific Crest Trail  KansDem   Aug-20-11 11:13 AM   #40 
  - Geeze, people. Be sure not to let any facts get in the way of your condemnation fest.  scarletwoman   Aug-20-11 11:25 AM   #42 
  - I never said the hikers were CIA but that background story sounds almost too perfect  NNN0LHI   Aug-20-11 12:08 PM   #43 
  - Thank you *so much*! (nm)  Book Lover   Aug-20-11 12:18 PM   #45 
  - That a number of people START with a conspiracy theory is alarming. Very uncomfortable no matter  nomb   Aug-20-11 12:48 PM   #47 
  - they weren't college students. and only 2 were living in the ME at the time.  indurancevile   Aug-21-11 02:14 PM   #58 
  - no way in hell would i do that.  NuttyFluffers   Aug-20-11 12:45 PM   #46 
  - No, and  MoonRiver   Aug-21-11 01:23 PM   #53 
  - Not even near Iran  libodem   Aug-21-11 01:29 PM   #54 
  - I have some areas right here in Illinois I wouldn't hike into  NNN0LHI   Aug-21-11 01:36 PM   #55 
  - i doubt they were hikers.  indurancevile   Aug-21-11 01:43 PM   #57 
  - well I do sorta know somebody  hfojvt   Aug-21-11 02:18 PM   #59 
 

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