Now The Chess Game Begins

With these naive fools as the pawns

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A leading Iranian lawmaker said on Monday the illegal entry of three detained U.S. citizens into the country may have been related to unrest that erupted after Iran’s June presidential election.

Iran detained the three Americans more than a week ago after they strayed across the border from Iraq, according to Iraqi officials.

“Their illegal entry cannot be altogether unrelated to the post-election unrest … What mission were the three pursuing in Iran? Why did not they apply for Iran visas?” said Mohammad Karamirad, a member of parliament’s Foreign Affairs and National Security Committee, the official IRNA news agency reported.

“In the most optimistic scenario, we think that the three had plans to interfere in Iran’s internal affairs,” Karamirad said.

That’s rather chilling, isn’t it?

Somehow I think it’s going to take more than a visit from Slick Willy to get these folks free.

7 Responses to “Now The Chess Game Begins”

  1. mojo says:

    Tough. Real tough.

    Guess they shouldn’t have wandered into a war zone, huh?

    Think of it as “Evolution in Action”.

  2. Skyler says:

    Maybe they should cry for their teddy bears like the British sailors did.

  3. JeffS says:

    Darwinism, Mojo. Darwinism.

    I’d prefer that we do nothing at all. Those cretins walked up there on their own free will. They can take their lumps.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    The Iranians are playing chess while the Obama Administration can’t even play checkers.

  5. Julie says:

    I’m having trouble wrapping my brain around Janis the Muppet having the intelligence to do, well, the intelligence work that would be required to “interfere in Iran’s internal affairs”.
    Fer sher, that would be, like, narly.

  6. Dave J. says:

    “Why did not they apply for Iran visas?”

    Uh, two reasons. One, Americans, with very narrow exceptions, are forbidden by US law from traveling to Iran. Two, you don’t apply for a visa to a country you don’t actually intend to enter.

    Oh, and three, the CIA doesn’t need no steenking visas! Wait, did I say that? Shit, now I have to kill you all. Sorry. 😉

  7. Yeah – a little like the occasional Revolutionary Guard who wandered across the border into Iraq was only sightseeing

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