Monday, November 25, 2013

Obama & Kerry Leave Pastor Imprisoned By Iran Behind In Nuclear Appeasement Deal

At least two times in the 2012 Presidential campaign, Richard Milhous Obama has said "We leave nobody behind."

Except when it comes to the Benghazi four, those Americans who lost their healthcare due to Obamacare, and an American Christian pastor, Saeed Abedini, who is currently imprisoned in Iran.

It appears that the Obama Regime was so quick to make a deal with Iran on their nuclear program that they were only interested in saving Obama's political skin, not the life of Pastor Abedini.  His family in America now feels devastated (Fox News).
Saeed Abedini, an American citizen, has been imprisoned in Iran for more than a year for practicing Christianity. The talks over Iran's nuclear program were seen by his family and those representing them as one of the most promising avenues yet for securing his release.

But the White House confirmed over the weekend that Abedini's status was not on the table during those talks.

"It's devastating," the pastor's wife Naghmeh Abedini told Fox News Radio.

She said her children were praying to have him home for the holidays. "It's unbearable," she said, "to think of another Christmas without him and see my kids not have him home for Christmas."

After the nuclear deal announced over the weekend, Abedini said she doesn't see "any more leverage left."

"Iran has no incentive for them to release him. I don't think we have any more leverage," she said. "We now have to consider other avenues and having other countries speak out because our country when we could have used our leverage chose to stay silent."

Abedini and others were hopeful after President Obama personally raised Abedini's plight in a phone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in September.

As the matter appeared to languish, the American Center for Law and Justice, which represents the Abedini family, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to demand Abedini's release as a condition of any agreement on Iran's nuclear program.

The deal announced over the weekend, though, included no mention of Abedini. Obama also did not mention the pastor's case when he made brief remarks from the White House late Saturday night, announcing a six-month plan to suspend parts of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for a rollback of some sanctions.

Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the ACLJ, accused Obama and Kerry of having "turned their backs on a U.S. citizen."
Will any one in the press have the courage to ask Obama or Kerry why they left this pastor to twist in the wind?  Is it because Obama puts himself and his political fortunes ahead of any other consideration?  Is it because of his well known hostility towards Christianity? Is it because, at the very least, he is a proven Muslim sympathizer?

Be Heard Project - Saeed Abedini

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