This is one of the few hostage photos America saw after the U.S. Embassy takeover in November 1979. Iran has since learned a lesson NOT to allow photos of current Americans held in harsh prisons conditions on wrongful charges! The third American held hostage today is in southern Iran, it is believed, possibly along the border with Afghanistan. In March 2012 the FBI announced a $1million reward, after 6 years of captivity, for any useful tips or information.
“In the ‘sight and sound’ generation of today, if we do not see something on TV, YouTube, Twitter or Facebbok, it’s not real!”
But sadly, this nightmare ordeal is real today for three Americans and their families!
Please contact your local Congressman and Senators. Let them know you are not happy with the silence and lack of effort by the U.S. Administration (the President’s WH team, Secretary of State John Kerry, FBI and CIA).
This is not right; it’s not American to leave our people behind. The NSA collects all Americans’ phone call records and email data…how about focusing their attention on Iran and the Mideast?
Something must be done soon as the health of all three hostages have deteriorated considerably. Medications and care are denied or insufficient. Prison conditions are brutal, plain awful, at the hands of both the jailers and other inmates.
More 1979-81 Hostage Crisis history in future posts…there are lessons to be learned from history.
Meanwhile, remember, it’s not the Iranian President, but rather the Grand Ayatollah, a.k.a. Supreme Leader who runs the government and makes all major decisions. We know very little about the Ayatollahs as men. But we can judge them by their outcomes: a strict and violent interpretation of Islam, anti-Semitic, anti-American, torture, brutality, oppression of women and the like. It is now reported that under new President Rouhani (the smiling one in most photos!) that conditions have worsened; public executions, mass beheadings and purges of opponents.
(Photo right: Picture framed, the Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah from 1979 to 2009; seated the current Ayatollah)
From January 1-July 4, 2014 there are 184 days (6 months and 4 days). Iran has been given 6 months (180 days) to show good faith regarding their nuclear programs. America must insist that no more billions of US dollars, gold or other resources will be unfrozen and transferred to Iran as a result of further sanctions loosening. Nor should oil exports flow freely to other nations, including Russia that has negotiated a side deal worth $1.5 billion per month known as ‘oil for goods.’ In this barter system Russia would continue building Iran’s nuclear facilities in exchange for oil that may be used or sold on the open market. Finally, the main intention of the current nuclear talks, the cessation of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, must be proved and continually verified.
NO MORE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OR GOLD TO IRAN UNTIL THEY FREE ALL THREE!