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So many petty criminals, so little time

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Aug 14, 2013 at 17:23

I wouldn't worry so much about the CIA, Debanjan, since Mother Theresa died, they've been leaderless, really having a hard time and are barely operational now. So relax. As for Rachel Corrie and Furqan Dogan, well, they surely may not have ever proved to be as influential in changing history as much as Snowden or Assange or Manning, so let's not be considered about them. We can put them in the same category as Dariush and Parvaneh Forouhar, or Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio, or Jessi Paulis Issa, or Mohammad-Hadi Bordbar, or Ishaq Masih. By the way, what evidence do you have that I was silent when Rachel Corrie died? You must be a Mossad agent. What proof do you have that you're not a Mossad agent?

I know this may come as a shock to you, Debanjan, but I actually was not in Ibragim Todashev's apartment the day he died. Honest. In fact, I've never been there. So I have no proof of anything. But you say he took a bullet just because of the color of his very white skin. Sounds as though you were there, to know so much (or you're a Mossad agent). Are you going to notify his father and be a witness in the case? I can't tell you much about the Reverend Abedini. Just an ordinary priest, and thrown in prison for being one, like lots of Christians, oops, I mean petty criminals in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I'm not sure I'd describe him as alive and well, but his family says his condition seems to be improving as the prison beatings and torment have decreased recently, though he's still being denied medical treatment. You level some serious sounding charges at "this man Afridi." Why do you also call him a "petty criminal"? He's not a Christian, is he?

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