Pastor Saeed Abedini
Obama’s Iranian Farce - Leaves another American Citizen Behind
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Pastor Saeed Abedini goes on languishing in an Iranian prison in poor health as President Barack Obama touts his peace plan with Iran to the public. The centrifuges have slowed, but the subterfuge is on the rise as Obama’s latest foreign policy farce is heralded as the best deal with Iran in a decade.
The nation and those who represent Saeed Abedini, Jay Sekulow from the American Center for Law and Justice, and the wife and children of Pastor Saeed have all been cast off like they meant no more to Barack Obama than a few good soldiers and an ambassador to Benghazi.
Now the miserable mess known as ObamaCare has been assuaged or at least toned down as Obama makes swelling statements on how he and Kerry have made history together.
Saeed was arrested after trying to start an orphanage in Iran and for supporting home based Christian churches from 2000 – 2005. His only crime is practicing his Christian faith.
We can only wonder if he was a Muslim if Barack Obama would work for his release. It seems easier day by day to see that those who say Barack Obama is a self-centered borderline narcissist are not using hyperbole to make their point.
Iran is probably laughing at Obama’s gullibility while the cries of Saeed’s children are heard daily in the Abedini household. Naghmeh Abedini, Saeed’s wife, has reported that his children are calling for him more than ever before and now they are about to see another Christmas pass without the presence of their father.
Fox news was reporting Tuesday Nov 26, 2013 that Saeed’s name was never mentioned at the table with John Kerry and the Iranian officials.
Obama’s quest for a deal with a nation that has sworn death to all Americans looks like more pure nonsense from a leader who hasn’t done a significant thing for this nation since he took office. Now, rather than bowing to Saudi Kings he is throwing decent American citizens to them in lieu of some leadership with some backbone and at least a tacit showing of care for American citizens.
Jay Sekulow says in a Fox news article that Obama has clearly “betrayed” Pastor Abedini to gain a little recognition from a foreign policy move that has procured nothing for the U.S. or Israel and allows Iran to come out from the weight of severe sanctions at no cost to them.
A prayer vigil is taking place today, November 26, 2013, organized by the Christian Defense Coalition. Rev Patrick J. Mahoney is quoted in Canada Free Press for saying, “As we gather as a witness for justice and human rights in front of the White House, we will be asking president Obama to personally and publicly call for the release of Pastor Saeed and reach out to his family in support and encouragement. The silence of the president on this issue has not helped Pastor Saeed or the cause of religious freedom worldwide.”
Diverting the attention from the ObamaCare disaster and saving face for an otherwise miserable showing as commander in chief may seem like a pretty sharp move for a president who hasn’t much to brag about, but for many Americans, many Christians and ministers of the gospel leaving Pastor Saeed behind without a word from Obama is an act of selfish cowardice.
Yes, we have always expected our president to wield the influence of his office on our behalf, and we always will. To the same degree that Mr. Obama is showing his pride for his feigned and fickle foreign policy achievement, we are feeling shame for his abandonment of yet another decent American citizen.
Hasn’t this president, who claims to be a Christian ever read these word spoken by the great prophet Isaiah?
“Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.” (Isa 1: 17)