Friday, April 10, 2009

Magical Thinking. Part 2

Well, now we know where the girl got the idea that her little fantasy world was valid is a theocratic hellhole.

Father To Stay In Iran Until Daughter Is Freed

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ― The father of an American journalist charged by Iran with espionage called on Iran Thursday to free her and said in an exclusive interview with Associated Press Television News that he will not leave the country until she's released.

"I demand them to release my daughter as soon as possible so that she can return to her normal life and continue her job," Reza Saberi said. "I will stay here until she is freed."
I hate to break it to you, buddy, but your demands mean exactly dick. Iran is an entire country, complete with a police force, and army, jails, and people tougher than you are. You are in their country, completely under their power, when they are testing the resolve of our new administration*. You will stay there until they either a) kick you out, or b) arrest and hang you for espionage, like your daughter. I don't want to see either of you executed for ignorance, but, in the real world, fairy tales don't happen. Wishing won't make it so.

You have no power and should be begging for mercy, instead of issuing impotent demands.

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