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Iran and Hostages

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by ZB9, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. ZB9

    ZB9 New Member

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    isnt Iran currently holding 3 American hostages?

    they took an American journalist last week, and they are holding two other Americans that are not soldiers or "enemy combatants" of any kind (not to mention that we are not at war with Iran)

    why are we not hearing about this on the news? You think Obama might "mention" it
  2. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Because they rate up there with Angelina fasting to lose 20 pounds for her next role...:rolleyes:
  3. Temo

    Temo Active Member

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    Never heard about this. Any links?
  4. ZB9

    ZB9 New Member

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    edit: looks like I was wrong, there are not 3, there are 5. Here is a story about the four, before the Iranian-American journalist was taken recently

    but I used the wrong term when I said "hostages". They are prisoners.

    at the very least, we should be hearing more about this in the MSM.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/10/AR2007071000486.html
  5. Temo

    Temo Active Member

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    Probably because they are of Iranian descent and hold dual citizenship.

    If they were white and American born, there would have been far greater media coverage.

    Just saying, as a non-white, non-American born citizen (since I was 4, but whatever) I wouldn't expect the same media coverage as my white friends if we were both held hostage. (For the same reason that a black child that goes missing won't expect the same coverage as a rich white girl who goes missing... but now I'm just way off course :p:)
  6. ZB9

    ZB9 New Member

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    I hope that's not the reason. That would be ****ed up
  7. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    If they are also Iranian citizens, i believe the Iranian government has every right to detain them just like they would any of their own full citizens. I might be wrong though.
  8. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    I know they have a journalist over there...the way the media is behaving,they can keep her.
  9. ZB9

    ZB9 New Member

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    yes but it's the situations surrounding some of their "detainment" and the detainees' families' reactions that is fishy imo...the reason they gave for the journalist being jailed recently was supposedly something like "she is a spy"

    anyway, i probably exaggerated, but I just found it weird that we havent heard much at all about this in the news. Im curious.

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