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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, June 30, 2005

A true reveloutionary

For all of you people who are still reeling from the result of the Iranian Elections with Ahmeddinjad winning, because you think it will only heighten the tension between Iran and the US since he seems not to like americans that much, well, ehh, you might be more right than you imagine: A quarter-century after they were taken captive in Iran, five former American hostages say they got an unexpected reminder of their 444-day ordeal in the bearded face of Iran's new president-elect. Watching coverage of Iran's presidential election on television dredged up 25-year-old memories that prompted four of the former hostages to exchange e-mails. And those four realized they shared the same conclusion — the firm belief that President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been one of their Iranian captors. "This is the guy. There's no question about it," said former hostage Chuck Scott, a retired Army colonel who lives in Jonesboro, Ga. "You could make him a blond and shave his whiskers, put him in a zoot suit and I'd still spot him." Oh boy! LOL I dunno how credible those witnesses are, since you know, this took place over a quarter century ago. But if it is true, well, ehh... things are going to get slightly more complicated for everyone involved! Update: Check out this 25 year old picture of someone whose allegdely Ahmeddeinjad(Thanks Gbaikie). I am not sure yet, but it does look a lot like a younger version of our boy!


At 6/30/2005 01:44:00 AM, Blogger gbaikie said...


This Iran blogger:
doesn't think their is any doubt.

At 6/30/2005 05:00:00 AM, Blogger Highlander said...

The picture is not very clear to me, but we can't be sure .

At 6/30/2005 06:58:00 AM, Anonymous Karim Elsahy said...

"Photographs have appeared on the internet showing a young bearded man leading a blindfolded American hostage - alleging that this was Mr Ahmadinejad a quarter of a century ago.

But the man in the photograph appears much taller than Mr Ahmadinejad, and looks nothing like other pictures of him as a student which can be found on his website. " - bbc.com

God damn, heres to hopeing. What an amaizing clusterfuck if this pans out to be true. We just cant seem to catch a break can we.

At 6/30/2005 07:02:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Karim, I couldn't have said it better!

At 6/30/2005 07:32:00 AM, Blogger Omachonu said...

I too would question their credibility, but after being with someone for over a year, you would remember them, both one year later or 25 years later.

You remember the face and mannerisms of your first grade school teacher, no?


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