posted on May, 7 2012 @ 09:28 PM
HEADLINE: AMERICAN AL-QAEDA CAPTIVE MAKES VIDEO PLEA TO OBAMA: ‘MY LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS, MR. PRESIDENT’
WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) — In a video released Sunday by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack
Obama agrees to the militant group’s demands.
“My life is in your hands, Mr. President,” 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, Md.,
is the country director in Pakistan for J.E. Austin Associates, a Virginia-based firm that advises a range of Pakistani business and government
In a video message posted on militant websites in December, al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri said Weinstein would be released if the United States
stopped airstrikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. He also demanded the release of all al-Qaida and Taliban suspects around the world.
Anyone want to take bets that the next thing we hear in the news is how President Obama and his newly found friends he invited to the White House, the
Muslim Brotherhood, have come to terms to help one another.
"In a gesture of friendship, the Muslim Brotherhood today announced they would help President Obama with the release of American Hostage Weinstein by
negotiating with Al-Qaida leaders..." will be something in the byline of the news announcement.
I predict the Hostage will be the talk of MSM for at least the next 45-60 days, then, as the election grows closer, the White House will suddenly
announce that its newly formed alliance and understanding of the Muslim Brotherhood has paid off, and has freed this poor, American from the grasp of
the terrorists who have him in holding.
The Brotherhood was invited to visit the White House in early April:
White House officials met this week with envoys from the Muslim Brotherhood, in the latest sign that the Islamist group is returning to prominence in
post-Mubarak Egypt after years in political exile.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said representatives from the organization met with "mid-level" officials from the National Security Council
The meeting was held Tuesday, though it's unclear whether they met at the White House or elsewhere in the capital.
The Obama administration cast the decision to meet with Brotherhood representatives as a reflection of political reality in the country, since the
group will play a "prominent role" in Cairo going forward.
What better way for Obama to boost his chances of re-election, and, to soften the blow to the threat perceived by the Muslim Brotherhood?