May 06, 2012

Al Qaeda Releases Video of American Hostage Warren Weinstein
Update: WH Responds-No Negotiating, Obama Has Not Seen Video...yet

Obama, try telling this man that the war against terrorism is over:

Mr Weinstein, a 70-year-old American aid worker, was kidnapped in Pakistan in August of last year. This is the second video al Qaeda Central has released and, quite frankly, I am surprised [happily so!] that Mr. Weinstein is still alive.

These are the demands for his release:

Ayman al-Zawahri said Warren Weinstein would be released if the United States stopped airstrikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. He also demanded the release of all Al Qaeda and Taliban suspects around the world.
Al Qaeda knows we don't negotiate and they mean what they say: if demands are not met they will murder Mr. Weinstein. Lets hope our military can gain some intel from this and find him sooner than later.

h/t Greg H & Sami S

UPDATE: Which we, here at the Jawa Report, expected - "no negotiations." Negotiating with terrorists is a no win situation: U.S. won't negotiate with al Qaeda on American hostage Warren Weinstein

(AP) WASHINGTON - The White House says the Obama administration does not and will not negotiate with al Qaeda even though it is concerned about the safety and well-being of a 70-year-old American aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan nine months ago.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the administration condemns the kidnapping of Warren Weinstein and called for his immediate release.

Carney said he did not believe the president had seen the video[WTF?..Obama playing CYA, again?..ed]. He said the government would continue to make efforts to have Weinstein released.

A woman who answered the phone Monday at a number listed for Weinstein in Rockville, Md., said she had no comment when an Associated Press reporter identified herself. Phone messages left for Weinstein's relatives were not immediately returned.[Leave them alone...gawd..ed]

Update II: As you will notice, the video is gone. I have a copy but don't care to share it at this time. Maybe at a later date, why give these bast**ds any more publicity.

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