Wednesday, June 3, 2015

U.S. Marine Tortured In Iran. Obama Regime Silent

Bloomberg is calling it "The New Iranian Hostage Crisis"...

(Bloomberg) When the family of Amir Hekmati, an Iranian-American Marine, learned he was taken prisoner in 2011, the State Department told them to keep quiet. Family members were told Amir would be in greater danger if they went to the media than if they remained discreet.

That silence now looks like a mistake. In testimony Tuesday before Congress, Sarah Hekmati, Amir's sister, said, "Our family learned later that our silence allowed Amir to suffer the worst torture imaginable." A National Security Council spokeswoman declined to discuss the specifics of the government's conversation with the Hekmati family.

The Marine's torture was both physical and psychological. Amir's feet were beaten with cables. His kidneys were shocked with a Taser. He was drugged by his interrogators, who then forced him to suffer through withdrawal. Amir was also kept in solitary confinement for months on end and held in a cell so small for the first year of his imprisonment that he could not fully extend his legs. He was allowed to walk outside his cell once a week...

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche