September 25, 2011
Re: 'Stockholm Syndrome From Tehran' (Updated)Topics: Iran, Political News and commentaries
Debra J. Saunders' piece today at Townhall on the absurdities against America spewed by Americans (in name only) Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal - the two leftist clowns just released from prison in Iran, is a bit more politically correct than Althor's piece at Hyscience on the same subject. Nonetheless, Saunders manages to make some of the same points about their leftist moral-equivalent rhetoric.
[...] So why did released hiker Shane Bauer say the following upon his release? "Two years in prison is too long, and we sincerely hope for the freedom of other political prisoners and other unjustly imprisoned people in America (emphasis added) and Iran."Read the whole thing here.
The moral-equivalent rhetoric may have worked when Bauer was a peace and conflict studies major at the University of California, Berkeley, but one country ginned up phony espionage charges to use him and his companions as political pawns -- that's Iran -- and the other country doesn't imprison critics because of what they say or use violence to quell dissent.
[...] It is my sincere wish that Bauer, Fattal and Shourd return to the United States and realize what a great country America is. Iran arrested them. Iran framed them. Iran jailed them.
The United States, in contrast, gave them a university education that trained them to blame America first. Or, after serving time in prison -- for hiking -- coequally with Iran.
Then take the time to read Althor's rant here in which, among other points that include a general rant against liberal secularists like these clowns, Althor notes that Bauer and Fattal's anti-Americanism comes as no surprise, given that both Bauer and Fattal hail from that leftist chancre of rabid anti-American radical ideology - the University of California at Berkeley, and that along with their companion in internment, Sarah Shourd, were well known for their left-leaning activism well before their sojourn in Iran.
Unfortunately, Bauer, Fattal, and Shourd aren't the only liberal leftist secularists in America, they've got lots of company (although they make up less than 21 per cent of the population - 77 per cent of the public does not share the leftist agenda that dominates much of contemporary American life). In fact, we've got commenters at Hyscience that clearly share the same views as leftist loons like Bauer, Fattal, and Shourd.
Posted by Hyscience at September 25, 2011 8:33 AM
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