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Iran sentences US man to death for spying

  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    Iran sentences US man to death for spying

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's Revolutionary Court sentenced an American to death for spying for the CIA, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Monday.

    "Amir Mirza Hekmati was sentenced to death ... for cooperating with the hostile country (the United States) and spying for the CIA," Fars said, without giving a source.

    "The court found him Corrupt on Earth and Mohareb (waging war on God)," it added.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45923397/ns … wsdvoElrT4

    I guess they are goading the US into a war..like N.Korea tried to do when they sentence hikers to prison,etc. Will the USA buy his freedom or send Bill Clinton in to save him?

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
      Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I dunno, if someone was spying on the US, we'd probably kill him depending on the situation.

      People just hate when the boomerang comes back.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image94
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago

    I think that's reasonable.  We've no business meddling in Iran's affairs while there is so much trouble here at home.

    It's like the USA is full of ignoramuses that never comprehended the fall of the Roman Empire, the British Empire, or much anything else in the History of the world.

    1. Razatauqeer profile image60
      Razatauqeerposted 4 years ago in reply to this


      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image94
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It's never ending a source of amazement for me how stupid and arrogant Americans are.  Where is this "moral high ground" that we so often assume that we have?

        I keep looking for it.  I can't find it anywhere.

  3. Reality Bytes profile image93
    Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago

    He received a Trial.  More then can be said of the actions of the United States.

    No trial just death with no evidence!

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
      Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this


  4. wavegirl22 profile image49
    wavegirl22posted 4 years ago

    I sure hope something can be done. Iran's Revolutionary Court my arse. Iran is known to use Americans as pawns.

    I read this yesterday in the NYT. A bit off OP topic but Iran should be thanking us for once.

    For Iranians Waylaid by Pirates, U.S. to the Rescue

  5. Xenonlit profile image61
    Xenonlitposted 4 years ago

    Iran has no choice. The international trade and other sanctions have been successful. The sanctions have pushed Iran in a state of financial peril.

    The Iranian Rial currency has dunked to 17,000 Rial to one U.S. dollar and 20,000 Euros to 1.39 Rial.

    No nation with any sense is buying Iran's main income producer: oil, which is seen as an undesirable and risky investment. Nations are looking elsewhere for safer, more stable and more reliable oil production, not to mention green alternatives to dealing with anything in the Middle East.

    Iran spent far too much on its nuclear program, which is the reason for the sanctions in the first place. Now, with increasing belligerence and decreasing rationality, Iran will be putting on more horrific show trials and poking at more giants.

    The country is set for parliamentary elections in March and is already engaging in brutal crackdowns. The major opposition group was brutally crushed and the exiles fell into bickering among themselves.

    The next presidential election is in 2013, so we're stuck with turkey guy until then.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image27
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was some film documentary and some footage in Iran's where the crowed keep shouting out, Death to America!!! and the President did not bat an eye.

      Spying and reconverting from Muslim is a capital punishment by death dose concern me also.

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    cr00059nposted 4 years ago

    What senseless and ruthless actions.  The Iran Government will not give help for any American cause.  The President has been well to known for rambling about how America is helping other mobs and bystanders to attack our country.  Its a shame that Iran has gotten 2 Presidents that don't know what they are doing.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image27
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The Iran President says the American dose not want Iran to have nuclear energy, in which US fears that Iran will turn that energy into nuclear weapons.

      The USA and Russia combined owns 90% of the nuclear war head in the world. From stand point, if Iran are not America friends, they can not own a nuclear weapons'

      This sound like even a greater issue, like one world order

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        cr00059nposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's an interesting point you've made.  But, there seems to be an issue with Iran making nuclear weapons.  They haven't been successful in showing the world that there ambitions for building it are peaceful.  And they haven't yet signed any U.N. or Foreign treaties for nuclear weapon involvement.

        1. Moderndayslave profile image61
          Moderndayslaveposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah they did, Israel hasn't actually
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pa … ion_Treaty
          Maybe he will be a bargaining chip.