“My life is in your hands, Mr President,” Mr Weinstein said in the video. “If you accept the demands, I live; if you don’t accept the demands, then I die.”
Weinstein was abducted last August in Lahore, Pakistan, after gunmen tricked his guards and broke into his home. The 70-year-old from Rockville, Maryland, is the country director in Pakistan for JE Austin Associates, a Virginia-based firm that advises a range of Pakistani business and government sectors.
Huh. Imagine that! I thought the war on terror was over, Mr. President.
Obama won’t negotiate with terrorists. Mr. Weinstein is likely to be killed. Wait, wasn’t one of his big promises to negotiate unconditionally with
terrorists Iran back in 2008? Seeing has how Obama has experience in talking to terrorists like Rashid Khalidi, you’d think this was a no brainer, however Obama hasn’t even seen the video and the man was kidnapped LAST year.
AP via WIBW:
(AP) WASHINGTON – The White House says the Obama administration does not and will not negotiate with al Qaeda even though it is concerned about the safety and well-being of a 70-year-old American aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan nine months ago.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said the administration condemns the kidnapping of Warren Weinstein and called for his immediate release.
In a video released by al Qaeda, Weinstein said he would be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the group’s demands.
Carney said he did not believe the president had seen the video. He said the government would continue to make efforts to have Weinstein released.