It has been over two years since a U.S. government contractor/consultant was abducted from his residence in Pakistan by al Qaeda terrorists. Warren Weinstein, if he is still alive, is over 72 years of age now. He has not seen or heard from his family during his captivity.
Tami Jackson, editor at The Black Sphere, posted a recent video featuring a feeble Warren Weinstein asking the President and the State Department to do what they can to secure his release or arrange for terms whereby his family could visit him.
See the Weinstein appeal here.
It seems that the current administration is content to live in a world where American citizens can be captured and detained without repercussions being taken against those who would do so. Weinstein is not the only American to be captured and detained under the current administration's watch. Saeed Abedini, an Iranian American, has been held captive in Iran for over a year now and was recently sentenced to an eight year prison term for supposedly undermining national security for his efforts to build an orphanage there.
Contact your Congressional representatives in the U.S. House and Senate to demand increased pressures and sanctions against the countries where U.S. citizens who have not committed crimes are being held against their will. Contact the U.S. Department of State and demand action from Secretary of State John Kerry.
The rogue nations of Iran and North Korea have become more emboldened in their risk taking because of "red-line in the sand" speeches that amount to nothing.
Send letters to the editors of the Tampa Tribune and the Tampa Bay Times so that readers in the greater Hillsborough County area will stay informed of the plight of their fellow countrymen.
Let us not sit idle while any American is held captive. Out of sight should not mean out of mind.