3 American hikers "Wandered" across Iran border?? Being Detained in Iran

United States
August 2, 2009 12:05am CST
Watching CNN and they just announced that "3 American hikers apparently strayed across the border" and are being detained in Iran, what in the world are hikers wandering into Iran for, and what are they doing in IRAQ?! My God, just when you think you've heard it all--can't wait to hear the Real story.
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@dragon54u (31185)
• United States
2 Aug 09
With all the places to hike here in the U.S. and abroad, they pick a war area?! I think those three hikers are incredibly stupid. Don't they think of anyone but themselves?! This could be very touchy and could escalate things between Iran and us. Too bad there isn't a jail for stupid people or some way to give them some common sense!
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• United States
2 Aug 09
Iran and US have no diplomatic relations
@tessrow (92)
• United States
2 Aug 09
It reminds me of that classic line from "The Princess Bride": "[It's] probably some local fisherman... out for a pleasure cruise... at night... in eel-infested waters..." This has to be the worst cover story ever. I don't know what they were really doing, but I don't think any rational person believes they were just "hikers, on a backpacking adventure... all by themselves... in a hostile war zone..." Yeah. Right.
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
2 Aug 09
I was taught never to put myself or my fellow soldiers in "harms way" unless it was absolutely necessary.. Why were these people so stupid to step across the line. Now they not only put themselves in a terrible bind, they have put our country deeper into harms way.
@irishidid (8116)
• United States
2 Aug 09
First off, why would an American go to these places? Hasn't it been proven over and over again we should stay away. Secondly, If I know I'm somewhere that could get me in serious trouble for crossing a border, I'm going to watch where I step.
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