USEFUL IDIOT DEPARTMENT: Anthony Bourdain visits Iran
Anthony Bourdain, after many failed efforts, finally visited Tehran, Iran, and he reports that it was "one of the most friendly, pro-American environments that we have ever shot in," and said, "The Iran that we know and deal with on a national level is so different from what it is like to walk around Tehran once you are inside the country."
Of course, there is the little matter of the couple who invited him to their home for dinner, Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, who were both taken into custody by the Iranian regime shortly after the dinner.
The incredibly obtuse Bourdain comments, “They have not been heard from since and there’s been no concrete explanation of why, what possible reason they could have been detained. They were lovely people who were very proud of their Iranian roots and spoke glowingly of the country—and if anything were voices for understanding.”
What possible reason? Well, how about that they invited you to be their dinner guest for the benefit of American television, or that Mr. Rezaian reported for the Washington Post. Under the rule of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, Mr. Bourdain, that is reason enough, and in any event no reason is needed, for enemies of the regime to disappear.
Yes, Tehran is a friendly, pro-American country where one's dinner hosts can be arrested and disappear without a trace.