Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, Former U.S. Marine, Sentenced To Death In Iran

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    Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, Former U.S. Marine, Sentenced To Death In Iran

    Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, Former U.S. Marine, Sentenced To Death In Iran
     
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    'The U.S. State Department has demanded Hekmati's release.'



    Ewwww.... I bet the Iranians are really askeered :eek:
     
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    Well this sucks.

    Is it worth ratcheting down sanctions to spare the life of one American?
     
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    I don't get why we Americans insist on going to to travel to hostile countries where Americans are despised and hated, like Pakistan, Iran, North Korea etc etc I know the guy went to visit his grandmother over there but with tensions the way they are between the US and Iran, I wouldn't put my life in danger to visit a grand parent. I swear sometimes we Americans are so niaeve and deserve what we get in instances like this.
     
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    I guess he thought he could blend in. The thing of it is, with a lot of ethnicities it's easy to tell who was born and raised in the US and who was born and raised in the old country just by looking at them. Koreans and Chinese are easy to spot -- the ones born and raised here are taller and thicker (both in muscle and fat). I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same for Persians.

    Plus, it isn't hard to spot someone who is in or was recently separated from the Marines, either. Probably all the Iranians had to do is see him step off the plane from the States and do a little checking around in his grandparents' neighborhood to figure out he's a leatherneck.
     
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    The Iranians have been harassing and arresting Iranian-Americans for a while now, the Iranians probably knew this clown was gonna be there before his plane even hit the ground, the fact that this guy lived in America his whole life made him a pretty juicy target, his Marine Background made him too hard to resist.
     
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    I thought the same thing this morning when I read this in the paper
     
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    There are alot of us Yankees who are very niaeve and ignorant when it comes to world affairs, people like the 3 hikers who got caught on the Iranian border come to mind, as well as the journalists who crossed into North Korea and Bill Clinton had to go down there to pardon them. I always thought people with a prior Military background would be smarter than this, but this guy proved me wrong. Its like some American's don't believe what they see and hear on the news and think "I bet those Iranians and Pakistanis aren't as bad as our evil media paints them out to be, I am going to go over there and see for myself what they are really like" and than bullshit like this happens, and than the US Government has to bend over backwards to bail these dumb fucks out.
     
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    Didn't the US save a bunch of iranians from the somali pirates? No good deed goes unpunished
     
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    If they want to give the death penalty to a real CIA agent, they should blow the drone up. No agent is stupid enough to go into Iran with a known military background.
     

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