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Monday, April 20, 2015

Pressure Mounts to Free the 4 Americans in Iran

The Obama administration is finally being pressured into including the four Americans imprisoned in Iran to be made part of the nuclear talks deal. 
The four idiots who think Iran deal is a good one

The latest case of an American being held in prison there came with the Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian. He is being falsely charged with espionage, collaboration with foreign entities, dissemination of information, and propaganda. In America, we call it MSNBC.

The Obama administration has been working feverishly night and day, using every form of diplomacy at their disposal to free Jason, along with the other three Americans being held there, but, unfortunately, I am saying things that I only wish were true but that aren't.

Rezaian and his wife were arrested in 2014 but she was eventually released. Jason, however, remains in Evin Prison, known for its brutality and torture. The charges mentioned on Monday were the first publicly described excuses that Iran has made for holding him. The information came from his lawyers, not from the court.

State Department spokes-moron, Marie Harf, said that "He should immediately be freed so he can return to his family. The charges should immediately be dismissed," she said, tossing her blond ringlets to and fro and huffing inexorably to the beat of a different drum in her head.

Josh's anal retentive mode
White House Press Secretary and Obama apologist Josh-Not-So-Earnest said basically the same thing as Harf said. Perhaps they are sleeping together, but be it far from me to say that since, like Harry Reid's comments about Romney's taxes, I have no proof but the word on the street is out.

But Earnest said the talks are very "complicated" and rather than chew gum and walk at the same time, the so-called administration must focus on one issue at a time. Reminds me of Hillary's reason for only one e-device.

Amir Hekmati, the US Marine, has been held by these Shi'ite Muslim terrorists since August 2011. He supposedly spied for the CIA, which was news to him. Actually, he went to Iran to visit his grandmother and others in the home country of his parents. The Veterans of Foreign Wars called for Amir's release to be part of the nuclear dealings.

"I am demanding that the U.S. government make his [Hakmati's] release a nonnegotiable part of whatever deal is cut with Iran," VFW National Commander John Stroud said in a statement, adding "his Iranian captors are torturing a former Marine and a fellow VFW member."

Rep. Duncan Hunter R-Calif., said: "There's a lot wrong with negotiating a deal with Iran, but the ongoing nuclear talks--love them or hate them--are probably the only chance for the Administration to ask for the return of Amir Hekmati and other. Frankly, it should have happened already, ahead of reaching just the framework, but with each day and concession, the Administration loses its leverage and influence."

Speaking of the Bergdahl release for 5 Taliban terrorists Stroud said: "If our government can swap five of the worst terrorists for one American soldier, we can certainly make the safe release of one former Marine an unconditional part of a deal that has yet been formalized."

John Kerry has yet to remove his thumb from his nether regions to get this started. In fact, administration officials had insisted that these talks will not involve non-nuclear issues (read: "We don't want to offend them--they might walk away"). But the American public has had enough crap from this inept, do-nothing White House.



Free them all now, Mr. Obama.