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Sean Penn In Iran.  
User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

The modern day Hanoi Jane.  Smile

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor.../20050610/us_nm/odd_iran_penn_dc_3

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

Another Hollywood type who thinks he is actually important.

Harry



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8669 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

"Hollywood actor Sean Penn, adopting the role of a journalist, scribbled in his notebook as Friday prayer worshippers in Tehran chanted 'Death to America.'"

Stopped reading right after that. Mr. Penn, how on Earth did you come to the conclusion attending that "ceremony" was a good idea?  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

Quoting Aa777jr (Thread starter):
The modern day Hanoi Jane.

Not quite up to that Traitorous Bitch's standard . . . no photo op on an enemy gun emplacement, no smiling and back-patting with enemy troops, no funds provided to the enemy.

Iran is not our enemy . . .we are not at war with Iran. Sean Penn has a long way to go . . . he's getting there, but not quite there yet.

Perhaps, in the long run some good will come and the Iranian people will also learn from him . . . not everyone in the US wishes them harm.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

While I don't wish any harm to Sean Penn, can't we take away his passport & just leave him there? Or can't that be done? Oh well, it's wishful thinking on my part. Regards.


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

I'd really like to know what he honestly is expecting to accomplish over there. If he was going purely as an 'activist', ok I get it, good for you Mr. Hollywood boy..But if he honestly thinks we are going to regard his journalistc capabilities, he's doing some good drugs... Maybe it's to 'research a role'... who knows...

User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

The United States accuses Iran of developing nuclear weapons and sponsoring terrorism. Iran denies the charges.


 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

I wonder if he joined right in with the chant??

 sarcastic 



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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Think there is any chance Iran could take Sean Penn hostage and keep him for a few years?

I know we aren't that lucky but we can dream.


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1068 times:
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When this clown went on his PR trip to Iraq in December of 03, he goes on about believing that Saddam was not that bad of a guy, and was honoured to be invited to go there. After he left, he seemed shocked that was basically forced to say how great Saddam was. He came off as one of the biggest pilacs, seems he hasn't learned from the experiance.


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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4373 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

Maybe he has a connecting flight through ETA!!


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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2241 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1036 times:

Or maybe he's there just looking for some tasty waves...narley, dude!

Tehran Spicoli!



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1025 times:
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Quoting Homer71 (Reply 10):
narley

I think it's spelled, knarley  twocents 



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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 1014 times:

No; it's spelt 'gnarly'.

Moving on...

Without commenting on what I think of Iran, the US, etc., I think it's strange whenever movie or music stars start to think of themselves as expert, relevant voices on anything (except maybe substance abuse!) Why do they think anyone should listen to them?

The flip side of that argument, though, would be to say that they're simply using the position they already have to do something they consider important. In other words, if people are already going to listen to you and give you attention because you're Sean Penn, Bono, Travis Tritt (the only GOP example I could think of  Wink ), you might just as well use your position to try and make a point. Given that we're talking about it, I guess it's obvious that it 'works'!

But the star in question still will not really be 'credible', of course, especially to the side that is opposed to the point he or she is making!



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineWukka From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1017 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 985 times:

Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 9):
Maybe he has a connecting flight through ETA!!

Bravo!!!



We can agree to disagree.
User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2241 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 973 times:

I bet Spicoli would've spelled it "narley"  Wink


"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 969 times:

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 4):
While I don't wish any harm to Sean Penn, can't we take away his passport & just leave him there? Or can't that be done? Oh well, it's wishful thinking on my part. Regards.



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 7):
Think there is any chance Iran could take Sean Penn hostage and keep him for a few years?

Penn could join a newly-assembled ambassador team with Hanoi Jane, Alec Baldwin, Johnny Depp and the Dixie Chicks. We can then send them around the world, to places like N. Korea, the Balkans, Iran, Syria, China and Saudi Arabia. If none of those places keeps them as hostages, we could probably convince them to establish diplomatic ties with the Martians.

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 7):
I know we aren't that lucky but we can dream.

-R


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 934 times:

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 4):
While I don't wish any harm to Sean Penn, can't we take away his passport & just leave him there?

Um, so he can enjoy renowned Iranian hospitality or so he can learn Farsi and make amazing movies in Iran?

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Perhaps, in the long run some good will come and the Iranian people will also learn from him . . . not everyone in the US wishes them harm.

Wow, the only good thing said in this whole f'ing thread. While not all in the US wish Iran harm, it seems like a fair few here at A.net do

Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 6):
The United States accuses Iran of developing nuclear weapons and sponsoring terrorism. Iran denies the charges.

Yep. And have offered full transparency and a return of all spent centrifuge casings to Russia. Also, Iran offered a complete abandonment of all nuclear programs, peaceful or otherwise, in exchange for a restoration of diplomatic relations with the US. The "altruistic" Bush Administration turned them down. So much for peace

Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 6):
I wonder if he joined right in with the chant??

Do you actually believe the words that come out of your mouth?

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 15):
Penn could join a newly-assembled ambassador team with Hanoi Jane, Alec Baldwin, Johnny Depp and the Dixie Chicks. We can then send them around the world, to places like N. Korea, the Balkans, Iran, Syria, China and Saudi Arabia. If none of those places keeps them as hostages, we could probably convince them to establish diplomatic ties with the Martians.

Or perhaps we can package up Travis Tritt, Toby Keith, Brittany Spears and Jerry "The King" Lawler and send them to Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Israel and let them find out first hand what our "allies" are really like and where we should actually be taking measures to protect our country



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User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 918 times:

Oh please, you people. I love how everyone jumps to the conclusion that Sean Penn is there to support Iran and denigrate America. The article says next to nothing, and all we can tell from it is that he is just doing journalistic reporting. Why do so many of you have a problem with that?

Do you know how few Western reporters are in Tehran? If all he's doing is giving even-handed reporting, then he's doing all of us a service. We have no information to the contrary.

Quoting Aa777jr (Thread starter):
The modern day Hanoi Jane

That statement is foolish hyperbole and a complete overreaction.

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 15):
and the Dixie Chicks.

Oh, so the Dixie Chicks are evil because they said "we are ashamed to be from Texas" on the day we went to war. Well you know what, at least 50 million Americans agree with them. Get over it.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Iran is not our enemy . . .we are not at war with Iran. Sean Penn has a long way to go . . . he's getting there, but not quite there yet.

Perhaps, in the long run some good will come and the Iranian people will also learn from him . . . not everyone in the US wishes them harm.

Thanks ANC, there is at least one voice of reason in this thread.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 918 times:

Aren't you guys a bit too fast?
He has an assignment for the San Francisco Chronicle and the article didn't claim he holds an opinion in favour of the Iranian regime.



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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 909 times:

This thread is even more proof of just how desperate neoconservatives are.

Anyone who doesn't follow the Karl Rove script has to be attacked mercilessly.


User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 19):
This thread is even more proof of just how desperate neoconservatives are.

Anyone who doesn't follow the Karl Rove script has to be attacked mercilessly.

Couldn't agree more.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 904 times:

NYCFlyer reply #17 beat me by a minute.

[Edited 2005-06-12 13:46:01]


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User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 886 times:

Do you actually believe the words that come out of your mouth?



I was making a joke  Silly

Forgot to include smiley.

And have offered full transparency and a return of all spent centrifuge casings to Russia. Also, Iran offered a complete abandonment of all nuclear programs, peaceful or otherwise


Oddly, I don't know if we can take them at their word? However if a genuine offer was made then I do take issue with it.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 849 times:

Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 22):
Oddly, I don't know if we can take them at their word? However if a genuine offer was made then I do take issue with it.

Well, lets see. The US has as its word that it is not an aggressor nation, yet has sure acted like that. The US promised the Iranian people that it would support democracy, and it didn't, so the Iranian people dumped the dictator they had for what they have now. Iran has not entered into an offensive war in modern times. Even when Iranian diplomats were killed in Afghanistan, likely at the order of the Taliban, Iran did not send the massive troop build up it had at the Afghan border in, which would have resulted in Iran crushing the Afghan regime, yet Iran has been invaded, with US support in modern times. Who's word are we to take here?

Adding to that, if Iran had full diplomatic ties with the US, it would be quite easy to monitor nuclear activity, as it would likely be US companies doing any of the dealing



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