Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Q: In what way is Louisiana like Iran?

A: Each state has arrested the reporters covering its prison system.
Although Crain’s update did not reveal the name of the other reporter, he is believed to be Shane Bauer.

In 2009, Bauer was one of three Americans hikers who were detained by Iran, which alleged that the three were spies. Bauer’s 26-month long detention in Iranian prison set off an international diplomatic firestorm and became the subject of intense media coverage. Although he was convicted of espionage and sentenced to eight years in prison, he was released after the Sultan of Oman arranged a half a million dollar payment, whisking him out of Iran in a private jet.
Only one of these regimes currently "controls Teheran," though.  This may or may not be a fact to be alarmed about. 

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