Obama Left Pastor Saeed Behind

You guys know how much I care about Pastor Saeed.  He’s the American pastor who was sentenced to eight years in Iran’s most brutal prison simply because of his Christian faith.  I’ve written about him several times, and then told you when he was transferred to an unimaginably dangerous prison.  It’s a death sentence, really.

Now, our President has decided to leave him in Iran to die.

Jordan Sekulow explains it here:

On the night of November 23, 2013, the President of the United States left an American pastor, Saeed Abedini, behind.

The “deal” with Iran announced tonight by President Obama, which allegedly halts “part” of Iran’s nuclear program, allows Iran to enrich uranium and allows it to maintain a nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions and humanitarian relief.

It is outrageous that the Obama Administration commenced these negotiations and concluded them without the release of Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen.  In fact, the Administration has just confirmed that he was not even part of the negotiations, stating that “The P5+1 talks focused exclusively on nuclear issues.”

The Obama Administration did not volunteer this information; it was revealed only after a specific inquiry from Fox News.

For more than a year, Pastor Saeed has undergone torture at the hands of his Iranian captors, most recently being transferred to one of the most deadly prisons in the world.  Yet instead of demanding the release of this innocent U.S. citizen as a precondition to any negotiations with Iran, the Obama Administration is relaxing sanctions and providing humanitarian relief, while getting nothing but more meaningless promises in return.

Humanitarian relief?

Iran has been in a state of armed conflict against the U.S. since 1979. It has taken American hostages, killed Americans directly through terror attacks, and has been a principal supplier of arms to our jihadist enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In other words, Iran has American blood on its hands.

Honestly, I just don’t get it.  Part of me wonders if President Obama is naive, but it looks more like he just doesn’t care about this American citizen.  How else can you interpret it?

How do you make a deal with a country who is torturing your own citizens?

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  • Victoria Whitcher

    Should we collect presents for his children.

  • c4pfan

    I take it as he (Obama) doesn’t care too.

  • Joseph Ritter

    Man, this just makes me flat out sick! I hope Obama thinks twice on his decision, otherwise he has no heart! I’m still not giving up on pastor Saeed

    • Tammy Secrist

      His heart is blackened by his god, Satan! (lowercase on purpose) His god is not our God, The Almighty Creator!

  • BriarwoodGroup

    He is in favour of silencing those that he is from his core is against. Sadly the WH is against the Church. We cannot afford to be silent in the face of evil anymore.

  • Renny

    He let four Americans die in Benghazi. Fortunately, Obama is not in charge. God is in charge.

  • Leslie Anderson Hoffmann

    I don’t understand why people cannot just see that Obama is doing whatever whenever he wants. He is destroying this Country and it’s people and laughing at us as he does it. It’s disgusting and I am so sick of it. He is one of them and he blatantly gives those Counties what they want even if he knows it hurts us. He is killing us with our help. The Lord will be the only salvation for the Christian in this United States of America and abroad!!! And he is coming soon so I hope you take heed and get your heart right with your creator….Obama will be dealt with one way or the other there will be a day that he meets my savior. He will bow and repent it will just be on deaf ears!!

    • http://yahoo.com john norton

      Hes just one man the one’s pulling the strings are the ones that interest me…

    • Nancy Ann Korotka

      I agree – Obama is nothing but a liar and a thief!! I just don’t understand why he is getting away with all this stuff – people need to wake up and rise up and take our country back to the American ways, not his terrorist muslim ways!

  • Tripp Hardin

    Your mom should be proud of you and I suspect she is. Great insight here. Unfortunately, obama is an islamic member/sympathist. Nothing else explains it. God bless you Bristol

  • HokieBird

    Add the good Pastor to the list of people who have been killed at the hands of this administration. It’s sad. It’s sick.

  • JuVen Luis

    You know Bristol I want to start of by saying you have a great family. Yes this is another case of this leaders selfishness. Our president is liar, and his selfishness and greed is coming to light.

    • http://yahoo.com john norton

      **__** … !!!-)

  • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

    Well…he left border patrol agents be murdered by illegals with american guns provided by the justice department…then he left our young soldiers in Afghanistan being murdered by the Afghan soldiers working alongside of them…then he punished the murdered soldiers by denying them payments for being slaughtered by theMUslim who killed them at the Fort Hood…he got his pay for his deeds yet our soldiers were left to fend for themselves with Zero money to care for them…then he left 4 great patriots to slaughter again in Benghazi where they were left to die with no help sent to bring them home…now….leaving thousands of Americans without health insurance because he wants to achieve the largest hoax in the history of this country…do any people believe that the guy would have any sympathy at all for a pastor? I say no chance…and with Kerry the Vietnam Traitor and Hagel his other partner in crimes… nothing will be done…

    • Tammy Secrist

      Plus we must not forget to mention “Extortion 17.” Just another in the long list of “Crimes against America”! And the sad thing is there are still more and he’s not done yet either. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY! God Bless us ALL!

  • JoeCasepack

    If Saeed was black then Obama would care.

  • a_tothez

    If I start believing in the words of Bristol Palin….please put me out of my misery. This is a joke of a post, if you think things are as clear cut as you state then you must have learned by now from your mom that bullshit sells and creating division between sides creates opportunity…Why dont you ask Obama yourself sweetheart, I am pretty sure he is on your speed dial. Oh wait, you are not that important and don’t have access to any real information.

  • Christopher Stein

    The only way things like this will change is if we make Obama admin, and anybody connected to it, pay next election! We need to fight back NOW!!

  • CR Rohrbough

    Havent seen this commented yet and it’s hard to say, but perhaps this prison is where God needs Pastor Saeed to complete His ministry. He may be left but he’s not alone…

  • monique

    Unfortunetly we are not left to be the judge, our Lord is the only one that can do that. And on that day He will say to Obama- away with you, for I never knew you. This is very sad and heartbreaking. Pastor Saeed is being tortured as well as his family being left without a husband and a daddy. All we can really do is continue to pray for him and his family to be strong and for the Lord to give Saeed the strength to carry on each day believing in his Savior. We can also pray for President Obama to be convicted on his decisions. God bless.

  • America_Woman

    You do that when you have no conscience. Don’t ever believe that he had a heart attack. He doesn’t have a heart.

  • John

    We do not know God’s purpose for Pastor Saeed but, we know Obama’s purposes for he has showed us. Obama will soon receive a fate that he doesn’t realize is awaiting him in accordance with God’s will. Still, we need to pray.

    • Tammy Secrist

      Amen!

  • sentry624Bob Devour

    Obummer is a Muslim. What does he care about any Christians?

  • Ron Gilmer

    And the sociopath, maniac, psychopath discharged the General who was in charge of the nuclear arsenal and that means he can do anything he wants! And read the first three adjectives that absolutely define this crazy son of a bitch! Won’t someone listen or read or look at what he is doing! He has the world at his bidding now! He is in control of the mightiest machine of destruction in the world! He should be apprehended and put in a straight jacket and put away! Who in our world has the balls to get up and stop this maniac! Have we fallen to a masterful plan for communism to ruin the world or better yet for the Muslim Brotherhood to take over! Is there not one man in our Government that is not a coward or a communist to stop this crazy asshole! Someone had better get this mess straightened out because our main item of making everything equal has just been compromised! Crazy! He will declare martial law soon and what are all of the ;people in America supposed to do! Frankly I think the police are truly turning into a police state and they are the modern Gestapo! Someone had better get their head out of the end where most of the congress has kept their head and look at the situation! Terrible! A two bit gay, liar and bigot has got our nation on their knees and not ONE PERSON IN THIS WHOLE MESS HAD THE BALLS TO TAKE A STAND! CHICKENSHIT TO THE HIGHEST DEGREE! MAYBE THIS IS THE END THAT REVELATIONS SPEAKS OF! IF AN NUCLEAR WAR STARTS THAT WILL DESTROY ALL OF THE PARTS OF THE WORLD THAT THE BIBLE SAYS. MAYBE THE ANGELS HAVE OPENED THE VIALS OF THE PLAGUES AND JAPANS NUCLEAR DISASTER IS JUST THE START. WHO KNOWS. AND OBAMA – A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SEE YOU IN HELL!

    • TrueBlue

      You need to step away from the crack pipe, Ron.

      • Itarion

        I don’t know what it is, but it is WAY stronger than crack.

  • James Taliaferro

    And that elderly gentleman in Korea…smh

  • Ron Gilmer

    And the sociopath, maniac, psychopath discharged the General who was in charge of the nuclear arsenal and that means he can do anything he wants! And read the first three adjectives that absolutely define this crazy son of a …..! Won’t someone listen or read or look at what he is doing! He has the world at his bidding now! He is in control of the mightiest machine of destruction in the world! He should be apprehended and put in a straight jacket and put away! Who in our world has the GUTS to get up and stop this maniac! Have we fallen to a masterful plan for communism to ruin the world or better yet for the Muslim Brotherhood to take over! Is there not one man in our Government that is not a coward or a communist to stop this crazy ass! Someone had better get this mess straightened out because our main item of making everything equal has just been compromised! Crazy! He will declare martial law soon and what are all of the ;people in America supposed to do! Frankly I think the police are truly turning into a police state and they are the modern Gestapo! Someone had better get their head out of the end where most of the congress has kept their head and look at the situation! Terrible! A two bit gay, liar and bigot has got our nation on their knees and not ONE PERSON IN THIS WHOLE MESS HAD THE B….TO TAKE A STAND! CHICKEN DUKEE TO THE HIGHEST DEGREE! MAYBE THIS IS THE END THAT REVELATIONS SPEAKS OF! IF AN NUCLEAR WAR STARTS THAT WILL DESTROY ALL OF THE PARTS OF THE WORLD THAT THE BIBLE SAYS. MAYBE THE ANGELS HAVE OPENED THE VIALS OF THE PLAGUES AND JAPANS NUCLEAR DISASTER IS JUST THE START. WHO KNOWS. AND OBAMA – A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SEE YOU IN HELL!

    • Tammy Secrist

      You are very correct! I really hate that this Evil is going on, but like in Revelations, this has to happen. It’s all part of Gods plan to prove that Satan is the ruler of this world and his demise is about to come to an end. Praise God! I can’t wait for it to end. It will get worse before it gets better, but I hold on to Gods Holy Word, have great faith in Him, and know that He wins in the end! All I can do is meditate on Gods word, grow closer to God and Jesus Christ, and try my very best to be the person God wants me to be. I pray for Our Nation & her people, and I pray for the World.

  • Irish_Sunset

    It’s very simple. The Communist Muslim Dictator HATES Christians… He is a MUSLIM!!! If you really thought he was going to save him then you’re lying to yourselves. He told the world in 2008 Exactly what he was going to do. He’s a Traitor & the ENEMY within! Barrack Obama 2008: “It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren.” We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she & I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past”.

    • 1MiddleRoader

      Urban legend, my dear Irish.

      • TrueBlue

        Useless, trying to inject reason here, 1MiddleRoader. I’ve had comments that are much kinder than some of these deleted. These are the kinds of responses that the Palins actively solicit. See how these people cry to God and yet fear President Obama — a human being — with all their hearts? How they’ve vilified him to the point that he’s almost supernatural? How, even though there’s no requirement that our president be a Christian, they fear that President Obama is a Muslim and loathe him for it? I am proud to say that I NEVER poisoned my own heart with such disdain when GWB was our president. As my teenage daughter says, “Cray-cray.”

      • Irish_Sunset

        Your an idiot… Research something before you mouth off with your ignorance!

        • 1MiddleRoader
          • Irish_Sunset

            Have a Look at the Photo at the bottom of this post. Uninformed…Sheep don’t impress me much. Stop relying on Idiots & do your OWN research, you “Might” actually learn something :-)

            Snopes is run by a man and a woman with no background in investigation using Google. For several years people have tried to find out who exactly was behind the website Snopes.com. Only recently did they get to the bottom of it. Are you ready for this? It is run by a husband and wife team – that’s right, no big office of investigators scouring public records in Washington, no researchers studying historical stacks in libraries, no team of lawyers reaching a consensus on current caselaw. No, Snopes.com is just a mom-and-pop operation that was started by two people who have absolutely no formal background or experience in investigative research. Snopes.com /ˈsnoʊps/, also known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a website covering urban legends. (Basicly 2 Liberals Voicing there OPINION!)

            After a few years it began gaining popularity as people believed it to be unbiased and neutral. But over the past couple of years people started asking questions when Snopes was proven wrong in a number of their conclusions. There were also criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the ‘true’ bottom of various issues, but rather asserting their beliefs in controversial issues.

            Snopes Got Snoped
            Thursday, January 3, 2013 18:00 READ More:
            http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/01/snopes-got-snoped-2528054.html

            In 2008, State Farm agent Bud Gregg hoisted a political sign in Mandeville, Louisiana referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash across the internet. The Mikkelson’s were quick to “research” this issue and post their condemnation of it on Snopes.com. In their statement they claimed the corporate office of State Farm pressured Mr. Gregg into taking down the sign. In fact, nothing of the sort ever took place. A friend of Mr. Gregg personally contacted David Mikkelson to alert him of the factual inacuracy, leaving him Mr. Gregg’s contact phone numbers. Mr. Mikkelson was told that Mr. Gregg would give him the phone numbers to the big exec’s at State Farm in Illinois who would inform them that they had never pressured Mr. Gregg to take down his sign.
            But the Mikkelson’s never called Mr. Gregg. In fact, Mr. Gregg found out that no one from Snopes.com had ever contacted any one with State Farm. Yet, Snopes.com has kept their false story of Mr. Gregg up to this day, as the “final factual word” on the issue.
            What is behind Snopes’ selfish motivation? A simple review of their “fact-checking” reveals a strong tendency to explain away criticisms towards liberal politicians and public figures while giving conservatives the hatchet job. Religious stories and issues are similarly shown no mercy. With the “main-stream” media quickly losing all credibility with their fawning treatment of President Obama, Snopes is being singled out, along with MSNBC and others, as being particularly biased and agenda-modivated.

            So if you really want to know the truth about a story or a rumor you have heard, by all means do not go to Snopes.com! You could do just as well if you were a liberal with an internet connection. Don’t go to wikipedia.com either as their team of amateur editors have also been caught in a number of bold-faced liberal-biased untruths. (Such as Wikigate and their religious treatment of Obama.) Take anything these sites say with a grain of salt and an understanding that they are written by people with a motive to criticize all things conservative. Use them only to lead you to solid references where you can read their sources for yourself.
            Plus, you can always Google a subject and do the research yourself. It now seems apparent that’s all the Mikkelson’s do.

          • 1MiddleRoader

            Please provide your documented evidence of the quote you cite. The burden of proof is on you. This is the original source of part of the urban legend:
            http://web.archive.org/web/20080801043405/http://azconservative.org/Semmens118.htm
            Others cite comments Obama purportedly made on Meet the Press. This was easily disproved. Use you head– Don’t you think that Obama had made such comments, the public would have immediately reacted to it? You can believe what you want about Obama’s religion and motivations, but the quote(s) cannot be substantiated. There was an incident when Obama failed to observe proper protocol by not putting his hand over his heart during the National Anthem, and he was criticized for that.

          • Irish_Sunset

            You’ve educated yourself right? You know all you want to know about Obama, so you should know the answer to my question. And since you know that answer then you know the whole story of why not to believe anything factcheck has to say when it concerns Obama.

            Factcheck.org has a conflict of interest in covering Barack Obama because they are owned by The Annenberg Foundation.

            Obama, Ayers, and the Annenberg Challenge Cover-Up: http://pjmedia.com/blog/obama-ayers-and-the-annenberg-challenge-cover-up/

          • 1MiddleRoader

            Please provide your documented evidence of the quote you cite. The burden of proof is on you. This is the original source of part of the urban legend:
            http://web.archive.org/web/200
            Others cite comments Obama purportedly made on Meet the Press. This was easily disproved. Use you head– Don’t you think that Obama had made such comments, the public would have immediately reacted to it? You can believe what you want about Obama’s religion and motivations, but the quote(s) cannot be substantiated. There was an incident in which Obama did not put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem, and he was criticized for that.

          • 1MiddleRoader

            For some reason, my response to you keeps getting deleted, so I will try again:
            Please provide your documented evidence of the quote you cite. The burden of proof is on you. This is the original source of part of the urban legend:
            http://web.archive.org/web/200
            Others cite comments Obama purportedly made on Meet the Press. This was easily disproved. Use you head– Don’t you think that Obama had made such comments, the public would have immediately reacted to it? You can believe what you want about Obama’s religion and motivations, but the quote(s) cannot be substantiated. There was an incident in which Obama did not put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem, for which he was criticized.

          • Irish_Sunset

            No it isn’t idiot… You aren’t paying me to do the research for your lazy incompetent ass. If you want to stay an ignorant liberal, that’s all on you. Those with an ounce of intelligence stay educated & up on current events… I suggest you give it a go, or shut up. :-)

          • 1MiddleRoader

            This is my last reply to you on this subject, b/c your nonsense isn’t worth any more of my time. When you make an accusation, especially an inflammatory one, it’s on you to provide evidence. Nonetheless, I DID the research: the flag-burning thing is an email HOAX. You were duped by it, and you’re either too arrogant or too stubborn to admit it. You know full well that if you had any credible proof, you’d be more than happy to shove it in my face.

    • Glen’sOneNightStand

      You’re nuts, get help, seriously. Delusional and paranoid. Sure hope you don’t own weapons and live anywhere near DC.

      • Irish_Sunset

        Says the idiot that publicly displays there Promiscuity & testing there fate with aids. You get some help & I would suggest reading your precious leaders book, before mouthing off with that ignorant mouth. That’s a quote from his book. :-)

        • Michelle Erb

          Thank you so much for the laugh. “Your an idiot” is priceless. Might I suggest a little research on the difference between “their” and “there” as well as “your” and “you’re.”

          Normally I would ignore these lapses but in your own words: “Those with an ounce of intelligence stay educated.”

          • Irish_Sunset

            Just to satisfy your misguided curiosity & judgment… I have severe PTSD & damage to the MEMORY portion of my brain, from suffering to many concussions. So judge me all you like… At least I have a reason for my shortcomings… You’re just a hateful judgmental witch. I’ll pray for you.. You obviously need it more than I do. :)

          • Rachel Hampton

            This coming from YOU who posts in a thread questioning if Michelle Obama was born a man. Pray for yourself you vile piece of trash as you’ll be meeting some of your heroes in hell otherwise.

          • Rachel Hampton

            And who gives a crap about your PTSD. Does PTSD cause people to be as vile as you?

          • Rachel Hampton

            Reading through your other comments, you are a hateful racist bigot, certainly not a Christian.

          • guest

            I am sorry you have gone through that. How sad that you still choose to judge and lash out at others. As I said, the only time I comment on poor grammar is when it appears in an accusation along with the word “dumb” or “idiot.”

  • Ron Gilmer

    I thank you for this part of the Blog! This “error” or “total neglect” along with Obama firing the General in charge of our nuclear program tells the whole story! He is anti Christian and this is why he wants the crosses removed from our soldiers graves! He is not at all concerned for any of the Christians which are being slaughtered by his Muslim Brotherhood! I received a note for the sister of the Border Patrol agent who was murdered and the family cannot get any information from our government on how he died! And as I have said, written that we play by the rules and the time it takes for a decision to be made Obama and his cadre use that time to further their agenda! This is truly warfare! If ANYONE would read the information on Joseph Stalin, dictator of Russia, that a Christian Historian, William Federer, has written you would see that Obama is following this road to a “T”! Obamacare was just the first tool to break everyone down to a “surf” level! It also will destroy the middle class and this is exactly what Stalin did to bring everyone to submission. What Obama did not figure is that there are millions of us who love our LORD and Believe that this is not to be! Millions of us took the same oath as the Congress people do and that is to protect the Constitution of the United States which if you read the making of the Constitution there is absolutely no doubt that our Almighty God led the men who wrote the Document! Obama worships Mohammed! Cut and Dried! He made a video, now the first part was doctored, where he says, “I am a Muslim” and then he goes into explaining how he was raised under the Muslim laws! The doctored version still may be on YouTube! All of my comments have been deleted or moved to the bottom. We are in a terrible situation and I thank you and your mother, with extreme Gratitude, for standing up for the pastor! I will keep you all in my prayers and I am sad that what I have written is buried but that is the least of my concerns! We need, as you are doing, DEMAND THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF CONGRESS BE HELD AND THE HOUSE REFUSES TO ALLOCATE ANY FUNDS UNTIL THE PASTOR IS RELEASED! THANK YOU. AND PLEASE DO NOT BURY THIS COMMENT! THANK YOU.

    • Dennis Carr

      Writing is good, at least it makes you feel good.. Until my senator Dumbo Durbin’s office relies with something that has NOTHING to do with what my concerns are. They don’t care, it is coming to an event I will attend, everyone bring a gallon of gasoline and burn down the White/Black house, it served it’s purpose, but now is only a twisted remnant of days gone by..

  • Ron Gilmer

    Obama called PM Netanyahu! The agreement has a date set as to what all is accomplished! Obama does not have the authority as he did not have the authority to meet in Iran in secret! We need to make sure that the house does not appropriate the disbursement of ANY funds to support any type of payment to Iran!

  • wildman

    I pray that when ovomit goes to prison he is put in the mod with the Aryan Brotherhood

  • Christina Scovone

    He does not care about anyone, but himself, he sold his soul to the devil and is trying to silence all those who oppose him with the harshest persecution possible.

  • Jessica Pierce

    America does not negotiate with terrorists. Iran has many Christians. I think there is more to the story about why he was arrested not just because he was Christian. He knew the risks when he went there so ignorance isn’t an excuse.

    • Maria

      I hope you would not say that if that was your husband that is heartless

    • Tiffany

      Sadly there isn’t more to this story. After Youcef Nadarkhani’s case gained so much international attention because he was sentenced to death for having converted to Christianity, Iran changed its course for other Christian converts. Now in an attempt to avoid international attention to the persecution of Christians in Iran, Iran pulls in converts and claims that their Christianity and gatherings (peaceful) threatens the security of Iran. It is that simple. There isn’t more to the story — there are many Christians in Iran in the same circumstances as Saeed — but he is the only American in this situation. He went to build an orphanage and had a written agreement with the government of Iran that he would be able to come and go freely because of his humanitarian efforts and because he promised to stop leading in the house churches. Since 2009, he had abided by this agreement and had traveled safely for 9 trips — why would he think his 10 trip would be any different? He had a written agreement — one that had been kept for years — one that he honored his end of the agreement. And sadly the statement that American doesn’t negotiate with terrorists is just a talking point — we have negotiated with terrorists under this administration on several occasions. Don’t just buy into the lies — do some research on Google and you will find that what is happening to Saeed is common place in Iran for converts to Christianity. It is just that simple.

  • Charlyne Cook

    Release of Pastor Saeed should have been Kerry’s #1 priority before any agreement with Iran. Why wasn’t it?

  • Charlyne Cook

    We are coming to the greatest hour ever. God has the final say and He is not fooled. He has taken down leaders and nations before. America is one nation under God. He will take down the wicked and bring healing in this land. The wicked leaders are now in God’s hands. We need to praise and thank Him and sit back and relax and watch the show!!!

  • newsdiscussions

    Sad to say this president and it’s administration has left the American People behind as well.

  • Maria

    If Pastor Saeed was a practicing muslim obama would have had him out of there in a week last year…I know we are supposed to pray for obama but it is very hard when he gives a crap less about the American people but he forgets it is the blinded americans that voted for him GOD bless Pastor Saeed and his family…

    • 1MiddleRoader

      Actually, there is an American Muslim former Marine who has been held in Iran for about 2 years.

  • Josh

    This is why we, as followers of Jesus Christ, should place our hope and trust in God alone–not in government, regardless of who is president. In the meantime, pray that Pastor Saaed is being used by God to reach people that otherwise might never have been reached. If, like Paul, this is to be Pastor Saaed’s “Rome,” then may he hold firm to the gospel and press on, and may all around him know there is only one God Almighty and salvation is through Jesus alone. Amen.

  • scrappy

    Obama is a joke with his anti American agenda

  • Carol McCargish

    Please pray for this man. He has more hope in prison than many have in freedom because of his faith. He could bring life and hope to his captors as well. PRAY FOR STRENGH AND PEACE!!

  • Liene Tuttle

    Why should this surprise anyone? Obama is not a Christian and he doesn’t care about Christians. Just look at the way he’s treating religions, corporations, etc, who are being forced to provide birth control for their employees. I pray that pastor is released from this insanity. I pray his strength and faith in God helps him as well.

    • drd

      Judge much?

  • David

    Obama is a Muslim … he will do nothing to help Christians.

  • yougotaproblem

    just let the gods sort this out.

    you did pray to your awesome, all powerful “god” didn’t you? Did your “god” do anything about this? Apparently your “god” don’t care or ignoring your whining.

    If your awesome, all powerful “god” can’t help, why would you expect Obama be able to help?

    Your “god” does not care, or this dude is truly guilty of a crime, even your “god” need to punish him.

    you and your delusional gods

    • Light

      The thing about God is that he not a puppet like the keyboard that you type on. God makes His own decisions based on His plan and who He is. Since no one here can see his full plan, how can you judge it.

      In relation to your 2nd to last “sentence,” just because something happens, does not mean that God had a hand in it. Others make the same mistake when something bad happens, they blame the devil when we all have free will, right? Why blame higher powers when you do not get your way, when it may be someone’s else’s freewill that it is affecting yours?

  • Beauford T

    I never thought I’d see the day that people believe more in the power of Obama than they do in the power of prayer. People appear to be furious with Obama for not doing anything but they’re cool with the pleas to God for Pastor Saeed’s release going unanswered.

    • Rae

      Shouldn’t it be our prayer that God uses diplomatic means, like president Obama, to free Pastor Saeed? One of the wonderful things about being a Christian is that God uses people to work his will in the world, but I agree, we should continue to pray.

      • Beauford T

        If prayer isn’t working then God has a purpose for Saeed in the prison. It seems absurd to blame Obama for not interfering with the will of God.

  • Larry Weekley

    What’s worse is using the unfortunate Pastor’s incarceration for political points. How do people justify doing that? I don’t God would approve. She don’t play that way.

  • Kristy Patullo

    This President is an absolute disgrace. Will continue to pray for Pastor Saeed,
    Bristol.

  • Marie Scott

    You know, I haven’t heard all of the terms with respect to the Iran talks, but Sarah makes A LOT of sense. WHY on earth wouldn’t this be part of the “humanitarian” relief requests! I have been signing petition after petition for this pastor, and apparently he doesn’t register on this administration’s radar. Talk is cheap.

    • Carol

      In the military, the creed is to leave no fallen soldier behind. In this case, we are leaving a fallen American behind. Actually, according to ACLJ, there are about 3 innocent Americans in Iranian prisons, and we have just told them and their families that they aren’t worth the effort. So very sad.

  • Rusty Martin King

    You are so correct. Obama could care less about Christians an our Veterans . He only takes care of his muslim brotherhoods with our money. While Americans are unemployed ,going hungry an living on the streets and no without healthcare.
    The bible warns us of atheist

  • hermes stgermain

    “simply because of his faith” … Every freakin time I see that crackpot journalism I lose my sensitivity to this issue. He’s in prison for breaking Iran’s laws! Not for being christian you nitwit. You can be christian in Iran, evangelizing is against their laws and that’s what he got arrested for, your own bible says to respect the laws of the land since god allows those people to rule. If Iran says no evangelizing and spreading christianity than you better listen, that’s what your bible says. But of course all of you are all oh so hypocritical and never listen to your bible. Why don’t you christians grow up and stop acting like children who can’t take accountability for their actions. Saeed broke their laws, he’s going to prison. PERIOD.

    Keep praying…. that’ll get him out. While you’re at it, pray the gay away…

    • Ellen Anderson

      Thank you, hermes stgermain … a voice of reason in an emotional discussion. Not only did the Pastor break the law in Iran, but he did so without (at least to my knowledge) the sanction of the USA … he was not sent there by our government as a federal orphanage builder … so why should be bail him out or anyone else who makes unwise choices in other countries as far as following the laws of the land when they travel elsewhere?

      • Light

        “a voice of reason in an emotional discussion?” Hermes uses “freakin…nitwit..pray the gay way.” Hermes’ writings are littered with subjective anger and dead end arguments.

  • yougotaproblem

    This is outrages. My pay rise is not in this negotiation. WTF. Where’s my bailout.

  • Ellen Anderson

    The Pastor knew full well about the laws in Iran and he chose to go there and break those laws. And now, he is paying the consequences for that choice. He’s not jailed because of his religion, he is jailed for preaching it to others in that country. Our administration can’t take personal responsibility for every citizen’s poor decisions and unwise actions … and especially can’t let that interfere with talks that impact far more than just one fool who thought he was above the law of the land he was visiting.

    • Light

      What laws did he break? Evangelizing to others? How does the Iranian define “evangelizing?” God’s law is above the law of the land.

      The pastor probably understood the risks but I am not well-versed in their laws off-hand and I would be surprised to find an average person who was well-versed unless they were planning a trip to Iran and if they were from there.

      In relation to the “talks.” There have been many such “talks” and not much action; I doubt freeing the pastor and two other Americans as preconditions to talks would thwart much.

      Talking is held here in such high regard. However, Iran talks but does not act; I hope the pastor’s words would go out from him and bear him fruit. Iran is more afraid about what this pastor and what their own people say that they must silence them but they are unafraid of the UN and America talking to them because neither of them will dictate a timetable or serious consequences. Instead, let America and UN, give them more aid and help. Hermes (from below), is that not hypocrisy?

      • hermes stgermain

        Please stop calling the bible god’s word and law. I am asking you for your own well being. Have you read the bible front to back as I have? You would know that that pretended work of fiction is not the word of god if you have. It is full of violence, genocide, infanticide, rape, vengeance, cruelty and savage behavior. I’ll make an omission for Jesus. His words are excellent and pure, and the four gospels even in their multiple errors and contradictions (such as who went to Jesus’ tomb after the crucifixion. The gospels vary on who went to the tomb and found it empty) is still valid because the morality he preaches is supreme although not unique to Jesus. The same teachings are found in buddhism and taoism and many animistic religions. The worst thing that happened to Jesus was being lumped in with the rest of the bible. He does not belong attached to the rest of those writings. Those voters in the 4th century who made up and voted on the bible at the council of Nicaea would have done well to leave Jesus out of their new national holy scripture of the Roman empire as decreed by Constantine who paid for the first 50 parchment copies of the bible.

        I know you can judge what is good/evil. It is in your best interest to make a firm and sound judgement on the bible and whether you truly believe inside that is the word of god. I personally would not dare to attribute such a fabulous tale and history of a violent people to the work of the Almighty. I would not dare blaspheme against my Creator by saying those deeds and works were his, they were not, the Israelites were a savage violent bunch and the bible is written and put together by man. You make a dangerous assumption, calling the bible God’s work.

        I am a Deist, like Thomas Paine and our Founding Father’s. Contrary to belief, this country was always founded in Deism and not Christianity. This is not and never has been a “christian nation.” The term “Nature’s God” in the Declaration of Independence is a Deist term. Deists started this country for freedom, allowing all sorts of religions, Christians would not have created a country with freedom of religion, Christians would have tried to impose that religion on the whole nation. A President influenced by Paine and Deism abolished slavery in this country, to which the majority of slave owners were Christian. Deism has done far more for the world in 200+ years of existence versus the thousands of years christianity has been around. Deists argue Nature is the word of God and by studying the Creation you can know the Creator.

        Your bible in Romans 1:20 actually argues for Deism and that idea that Nature is God’s word:

        “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”

        Honestly, be careful in your assumptions that the bible be the work of the Creator. That’s all I will say. Just be careful because you make a big wager…

        • Light

          I never stated that the Bible was God’s word and Law but I saw it now; it is. You are off topic and are writing out of scope. All the examples out of this thread are from the New Testament. I try not to assume anything; I have fully read the Bible. The Old testament is a lot of history of what not to do:rape, genocide…As for incest the first created family had to reproduce within the family to continue humanity (a minor point). The God of the New Testament is same as in the Old Testament but there is a new covenant.

          The Buddha says that he points the way but Jesus Christ said that He was way (..truth and the life).

          Most of your comment is not a true reply but a separate comment; you need a blog.

          Also, I hold a B.S. in biology ( I study nature and I commune with God).

          Deism-very good, you can know that there is a God because of nature and morality. It is the same mistake that Jews make; you fail to go a step further and know God (while you already know about Christ).

          You cannot have Christ without the rest of the Bible; Jesus was of the house of David. Since you have read the whole Bible, you know the ending book, Revelation? You take away the words of this book and God will take away your inheritance.

          You sound like a heretic; Jesus fulfills prophesies from the Old Testament—pick and choose what you believe. I know what I believe and why. You say that God that does not interact with his creation but He does. He is not a clock maker that just sets everything into motion. He came down and took on flesh—that negates what has been associated with deism. Good luck to you. You have no need to “reply” just post a URL for your blog. I hope God finds you.

        • pilot007

          Remove the scales from your eyes Pray for God to forgive you and accept Him as Lord and Savior.

      • Ellen Anderson

        Yes, Light … evangelizing to others is EXACTLY the law that he broke and unfortunately for him, God’s law is NOT above the law of the land out in Iran. It is not even above the law of the land here in the USA …. Church and State are two separate things.

        • Light

          In Iran, they follow Allah’s law (Allah=god).

          It is all in points of view. I follow American laws as far and they go follow God’s (his are more specific), but I will still follow God’s laws over the state’s laws. You are talking about courtroom law and laws are made and then undone; do not look for morality in them. Please do not bring up the phrase, “church and state” as we are not commenting on an established religion within the state; everyone is free to choose…boring (do your own research and read the original letters-such a political rabbit out of the hat- find your moral compass in there somewhere while you are at it).

          • Itarion

            we are commenting on an established religion within the state; everyone is free to choose

            Not quite true. In Iran, the religion is the state.

          • Light

            Actually, you are replying to me and I was replying to someone using “church and state” out of context (we are not discussing an established religion within the US). If you are writing about “church and state” in another country, you are out of scope because that phrase was written 200 years ago and only has power in people’s minds…

            Did you read my reply before yours?

            “In Iran, they follow Allah’s law (Allah=god).” -Me

            I stated above that in Iran the religion is the state….just read, do not comment…you are just restating what has already been said. Signing off this website for good.

          • Itarion

            I did read your comment, and you’re playing it fast and loose with the edit button.

            While the words “church and state” originated within the United States, it is actually very common for ideas to migrate out of countries. Comparisons of the relationship between the predominant local religion and the governmental bodies is not limited to any one religion and government, or any one church and state.

            Here’s an interesting question for you: Would you follow the laws of Iran, since they are, as you say, Allah’s [god’s] laws?

          • pilot007

            Allah is not God! Islam is a cult masquerading as religion. Muhammad was a perverted child molesting rapist. Look it up and find the one true God through Christ Jesus. There is but one true God!

          • Light

            Allah translates to “god” (note the lower case). Please read twice before you post again.

    • Penelope Chick

      Ellen, you are heartless. “the pastor asked for it.” You probably say the same thing about a rape victim, a knock-out victim, a serviceman or woman in uniform who is attacked, a police officer in uniform who is attacked, or a Christian who is jailed for telling people who have never heard the message that Jesus is God.

      • Ellen Anderson

        Penelope, if you want to be taken seriously, you should not incorrectly paraphrase or project your own ridiculous take on another’s words. Doing that doesn’t prove your point, it diminishes it. I NEVER said that the Pastor asked to be incarcerated or tortured and I ABSOLUTELY NEVER said that a rape victim, victim or crime or an Officer who is assaulted asked for it either. I did, however, point out that people make choices … this Pastor in particular made the choice to leave his family and go to another country – one in which he knew the laws and was well aware of their animosity toward Christians – and allegedly preached there anyway. So …. a Christian who is jailed for telling people who have never heard the message about Jesus being God here in the USA would be wrongfully incarcerated due to our freedom of speech and religion here and I would support efforts to free him. But one who goes to a nation in which it is AGAINST THE LAW to do that should be absolutely jailed if caught. I don’t condone the torture at all, no matter what and that’s a terrible side effect of his decision. What don’t you get about being jailed for breaking the law vs jailed for voicing one’s beliefs?

        • pilot007

          Take your twisted looney logic and attend group therapy.

    • Toni Rome

      Please educate yourself about the situation before you post. Saeed was in Iran to finalize a LEGALLY APPROVED non-sectarian orphanage. He had made several trips to Iran prior to being arrested on this endeavor and was working directly with the Iranians to ensure that his work complied with Iranian law and was authorized. This trip was to gain their approval for the last board member for the orphanage. He wasn’t evangelizing. He wasn’t breaking ANY laws. Years ago he made an agreement with officials that he would not be involved with the house church movement if they would allow him to do non-religious humanitarian work in the country and see his family. And Saeed has honored that agreement. But the Iranian government didn’t — the revolutionary guard yanked him off a bus and arrested him. He was convicted in a sham trial for his involvement in the home church movement over a decade ago! How sad that the you can flippantly make remarks about a fellow American who is unjustly imprisoned — being tortured and beaten, facing death everyday — and our government isn’t doing all that it can to secure his release. Think of his wife (whom I know) and their small children here in Idaho who weep for his return. You should be ashamed.

      • Ellen Anderson

        I didn’t say I had no sympathy … I said I had no guilt feelings for holding the opinion that I hold regarding this and similar situations in which Americans choose to go to foreign countries, then want the US government to move heaven and earth to bail them out when things don’t stay all peachy keen for them. I don’t know the particulars any more than you do … I just know what I read, the same as you do … and my opinion based on other accounts, not just from the Christian ones, is that the Pastor overstepped his boundaries in building an orphanage and actually preached his religion as well. Of course, we won’t know the truth until/if he returns and opts to tell his side … but if he won’t renounce his religion to get free, then chances are good that he won’t lie either if he has the opportunity to do so. Choices have consequences .. all choices do. He decided to leave his family and go to Iran … knowing how his countrymen out there are so set against Christianity .. and this is a result of his decision. Sad result … and maybe or maybe not an unjust one … but it was HIS choice to be there in the first place, he wasn’t commissioned by the US government, therefore, I don’t see why we should stop all negotiations on a universal level just because one person made an ill-fated choice.

        • Toni Rome

          Actually I do know the particulars because I know the people involved, personally. I’ve heard the truth from the source not other peoples’ accounts. Yes, there are those Americans who put themselves in harms way. But like I said, Saeed was in Iran with the government’s permission. He had been back to Iran several times in the past years working through the legal system to set up a non-Christian orphanage without incident, so why would he be in fear of his countrymen? He wasn’t breaking the law. And why should he forsake going back to help orphans and visit his parents and other family members? And I find it ironic that our president and other world leaders (not to mention celebrities) put pressure on Iran for the release of the three hikers who were imprisoned in Iran back in 2009. They knew the risks too. In fact, there was tension over Iran’s disputed nuclear program at that time and it didn’t stop President Obama from calling out for their release. It was his voice and the pressure from the world that caused action from the Iranian government. Had the world kept quiet they’d still be in prison. Doesn’t Saeed deserve the same?

  • KATHLEEN CRAIGIE

    As I have stated before, Obama does not care about Americans, and even less so for CHRISTIAN Americans… His allegiance is to ISLAM, first, last, and always….

    • Itarion

      He’s nominally Christian, but can manage to keep it out of his job. Good on him.

      • otlset

        Well now see that’s the problem with being a nominal Christian. If he would only apply Christian principles of conduct to his job we’d be a lot better off.

        • Itarion

          There was something about that… Hold on, lemme find it… Just a little bit… And here… AH. Yes.

          no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

          He doesn’t have to apply Christian principles. Or Hindi principles, or Shinto principles, or animist principles, or ancient Jupiterian principles, or… Presumably you can see my point. What I’m saying here is that Matthew 10:34 would be a poor idea, when applying that Christian principle could get countries nuked. In a nuclear stand-off, which we may or may not be facing with Iran in the near future, violent actions are a very poor idea.

          • otlset

            No no, you misunderstand, I speak of personal conduct. Christian principles Obama would apply on a moment to moment basis on a personal level — basically following the ‘golden rule’ in regards to gauging the effects as best he can for every act, and thus acting so as to only affect beneficence to the acted upon — what he would have others and all do unto him. Thus for example he wouldn’t lie to us.

          • Itarion

            It is possible to be a good person without Christianity. Moreover, President Barack Obama, most powerful man in the free world, etc. etc. etc., is only a human, and I find it ridiculous that you expect a “fallen, sinful human” [not sure if that is you belief personally, but I’ve heard it more than a few times] to be able to not lie ever. You keep coming back to this, but the fact is, his lies are less common and less overt than the lies from the Republican side.

            Finally, there are times – few and far between, admittedly – when telling the whole, unrefined truth ends up being more destructive than hiding facts temporarily.

          • otlset

            Spin cycle complete — now throw them washed-out excuses into the dryer with some softener so the memes will smell fresh when they’re done!

          • Itarion

            You insult the ideas, rather than refute them, which means that you don’t like them, and can’t deny them.

            If he makes mistakes, it’s because he actually made the attempt. It’s easy to do not do wrong: do nothing.

          • otlset

            Actually, he’s pretty successful with his attempts at lying. Or in other words, it’s easy to do wrong when you know what you’re doing, rather than doing nothing.

          • Itarion

            You have a very dark view of the world. Depression, perhaps? I’m concerned for you, I really am. So much stress can’t be healthy.

    • Cal

      While he may have sympathy and feel connected to Muslims through his background, I do not believe the man worships anything other than himself.

  • hibiscus72

    The pastor obviously isn’t very bright. I mean, what on earth made him think it was a good idea to go to Iran in the first place and then break the law while he’s at it. ending up in prison must have been God’s plan for him.

    • Cal

      That may be. It may also be part of God’s plan for our moron of a president to completely forget about this American citizen. It may be part of God’s plan for this man to die in Iran. None of that means that the administration’s failure to get him released is excusable. We are responsible for our own actions, even as they are a part of God’s plan.

      • Itarion

        Doublethink: Thought marked by the acceptance of gross contradictions and falsehoods, especially when used as a technique of self-indoctrination.

        God planned it. It is not God’s fault.

        • Joseph Narcisse Bouche’

          Yeah, it’s not always God’s plan. Sometimes, awful things just happen.

          • Itarion

            I was kinda going for “Blame must lie with the highest planner”, but this has validity too. I think you’re right: when crap hits the fan, it’s time to get a mop, not blame the crap or the fan.

      • hibiscus72

        Cal: “We are responsible for our own actions”

        yes, exactly, indeed we are! and pastor Saeed should remind himself of this every day. He is the one who decided to leave his family and go on this trip. Like I said before, he obviously isn’t very bright but he certainly must have been somewhat aware of the dangers involved (especially when he decides to break the law).

  • Madanna Gonzalez

    I wonder what the Iranian government and everyone who opposes Saeed would have done if he had gone on a killing spree instead of loving on people?

    • Itarion

      Hmmm. Depends on whether it was viewed as a threat by the figures in authority in Iran. If he started killing imams, probably much worse.

  • Itarion

    And… 8. Eight claims that Obama is Muslim. Why? Are Muslims really so frightening to you? Do you honestly believe that he is? Will you really use any excuse to get in the way of any plan that this man has to do anything, without regards for what it is even attempting to accomplish?

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/foxvideo.asp
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/muslimfaith.asp

  • 1MiddleRoader

    I suspect Pastor Abedini would be appalled at some of the comments made here by his “defenders”.

    • TrueBlue

      Thank you!

  • S▬▬▬T

    So..in this thread Bristol, you have one admirer calling for the President to “have something done to him.” This admirer claims to be a Christian. And you have another “Christian” admirer hoping the President gets thrown into a jail cell with a bunch of KKK members.
    This is the type of hatred you and your mother like to stir up. You attract crazy people Bristol. You and your mother throw out the redmeat, and then cry victim when you get called out on your bullshit./

    • otlset

      How about riding Obama out of DC on a rail? That’s what I’d like — for all his serial lying to the American people. You cool with the president lying to the American people? You cool with the vileness of Martin Bashir?

      • S▬▬▬T

        . Martin Bashir NEVER should have apologized to Queen victim. Maybe after a taste of crap, she wouldn’t fling it around anymore. I have to say though, I never imagined that the Palins attracted so many whackos. I mean, severely disturbed people.

        • pilot007

          Had an anger issues class?? Need one I see. Now go away.

          • Itarion

            “Now go away, or I shall taunt you once again.” What, are we French?

    • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

      “You attract crazy people Bristol” Well…welcome to the club Redmeat since you are now here with the rest of the crazies…

      • S▬▬▬T

        First time and last time here. It confirmed my belief that the Palin clan attract a certain segment of society. There are people who want the President tortured or murdered, and they gather here. Last post on this slimy blog.

        • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

          “There are people who want the President tortured and murdered” …No No…Redmeat….not one person here wants the President tortured and murdered…stop making stuff up…so bye bye…Go sign up for your Obamacare and let the “stupid” people alone…

    • pilot007

      Another LIBLOON whining from the dark of mommies basement. Go away little loon. Cast the first stone you that is without sin.

      • S▬▬▬T

        So, you like that KKK jail cell suggestion. Figures. Some of you Palin admirers need to be on a watchlist. Scary people .

  • RC Price

    He is a lousy person…Selfish and very ignorant!! He would rather give refuge to terrorists than a Christian!!!

  • queeny5

    This has nothing really to do with anything other than being an American Citizen that was not protected by his President who could have done something. Religion really has nothing to do with it, or maybe it does, perhaps Obama is anti Christian, which makes him Anti American, because being American is suppose to mean we accept all religions, and as President it is his Duty to serve and protect his People. He has just sent a very bad message. Makes me wonder if this man was an American Muslim instead, would the outcome be different? I am not sure, but if Obama is Anti American for all that it truly means, than he wouldn’t have helped him either way. It breaks my heart because I pray for our President, he is our leader and I want the best for him, but I am extremely confused about where he actually stands.

    • Itarion

      This has nothing really to do with anything other than being an American Citizen that was not protected by his President who could have done something. Religion really has nothing to do with it,

      Good, good. Stop there, that’s good.

      perhaps Obama is anti Christian, which makes him Anti American

      Dammit. And you started SO WELL.

      Interesting mental acrobatics aside, it is not the duty of the United States to protect every individual citizen. It is to protect as many citizens as it can. This pastor went into a hostile country, and performed actions that especially offend the government of that country. If he attempted, as an citizen of a foreign, hostile country, to set up a string of churches opposed to the dominant religion of my [hypothetical] theocratic dictatorship, I’d have him executed as a spy.

      Not for what his actions actually are, mind you, but for what they look like. A single foreigner comes into the country, and in the space of a few years sets up a string of bases across the state. This looks, from the right angle, like an attempt at overturning the established government. Pastor Saeed looks like a threat to the Iranian government, and they reacted accordingly.

    • goprenzlergo

      I must say…You’re a better person than I am. I’m a Christian…but I’m having a VERY HARD TIME having good thoughts about our so-called president. I’m angry that he is the most powerful man in the United States and he figuratively “spits in the face” of the American people at every turn. Where is his compassion for this young man, or his family, his little children, his wife. How can this man just LEAVE HIM to be tortured and possibly murdered in a country where Obama just had the opportunity to negotiate his release? Where is this man’s soul?

    • tarandfeatherthecrooks

      Why so confused? We are instructed to have clarity regarding the Tree by it’s fruit.

    • 1MiddleRoader

      There IS an American Muslim imprisoned in Iran. He’s been there for about two years.
      I am sure there are efforts behind the scenes to secure all three Americans (one of whom was kidnapped in 2007, during Bush administration) who are being held in Iran, including Abedini.

  • jimmyjam992

    Oh how the ignorance rains. This is a nuclear deal not a hostage negotiation. What is more important? The life of an American or Iran not possessing nuclear bombs? Should be pretty simple. People who say Obama is anti Christian are ignorant as well. He is a Christian. It is annoying when Christians in this country claim they are being treated unfairly. You make up 80% of the population! Grow up!!

    • Priscilla Tsini Honeika

      Oh how the ignorance rains!

    • Tracy Duncan

      He Obama has said over over he is a muslim.

  • HuntingMoose

    Dear Bristol,

    Infuriated is an utter understatement.

    The only thing that easily explains all the wrongs Obama is doing is if you accept it is intentional by design

    Intentional since all he does is doing the bidding of Vlad, his communist marxist parents and mentor and basically what all deranged doped up no longer capable of thinking leftist morons say.

    Occams razor, i am afraid.

    • Itarion

      The simplest explanation for Saeed being left in Iran is that hostage/political prisoner negotiations are conducted separately from nuclear disarmament and energy negotiations.

  • Exodus2011

    I think Americans know who *can* and who *cannot* be trusted to push for American values when international ‘deals’ are made ….

  • HuntingMoose

    Bristol,
    It is worse than you think.
    .they lied to us when they said prisoners were not part of the negotiations.
    .
    As it turns out we release some very dangerous nuke builders as part of the brilliant negotiations performed by Kerry (brilliant as described by moronic idiots at that filth channel MSNBC and the like)
    .
    They lie and do we need any more proof of their ill intend to deceive us?
    .
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/11/29/U-S-Released-Iranian-Scientist-As-Part-Of-Nuke-Talks-Before-Geneva-Agreement

    • 1MiddleRoader

      I don’t pretend to know all the intricacies of this situation, but I do know that the U.S. never admits to negotiating with unfriendly countries for hostage exchange. It may be lying, but it all administrations do it. If you read the actual article Brietbart references, it is much more nuanced. It says that there were prisoner exchanges on both sides. The 3 hikers released in 2010 and 2011 also come in play on this. The article continues:

      “The history of these deals, though, he said, would suggest that in the coming months Iran will release at least one of three US citizens who are currently believed to be in Iranian custody.” I guess time will tell.

      Iran has a list of about10 Iranians they believe the US has in custody. (U.S. has not confirmed this.) I continue to hope for the release of all US citizens being held in Iran, and I also think the US is doing all they can to secure their release.

      • HuntingMoose

        =======================
        .
        indeed, you do not negotiate with hostage takers
        .
        And THAT is exactly what the Obama Regime did.
        .
        You confuse bringing up the subject with negotiating. If Iran wants to negotiate, they better first release the hostages.

        • Michelle Erb

          So you must have really hated Ronald Reagan. Iran Contra? Look it up.

  • Amanda Lorentzen

    Hi Bristol, I have seen the personal interest you have taken in Pastor Saeed Abedini and his family, and want to thank you and encourage you in the stands you have taken for what is right in its various forms. Here is a song that I recently wrote and posted tonight in dedication to Pastor Saeed and those who are willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of other people’s lives for the Lord’s sake.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZCZx56X_5Q

  • G.Frazier

    Although Obama lied through his teeth, when he told The Saddleback Church pastor that he was a lifelong Christian, he has made it obvious, since then.

    First, he told a Muslim cleric, in France that his Muslim faith was his, from the beginning and, now, he has shown that his interest is to allow a Christian to continue being persecuted.
    Anybody, who still believes Obama, when he opens his mouth, is deranged!