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American held in Pakistan Calls on Obama to Help

(Associated Press)

(Associated Press)

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — An elderly American development worker kidnapped in Pakistan has appeared in a new video, appealing to President Obama to negotiate his release after more than two years in captivity.

In the 13-minute video received Thursday by The Associated Press, Warren Weinstein says he feels “abandoned.”

Weinstein was Pakistan country director for J.E. Austin Associates, a U.S.-based firm that advises Pakistani business and government sectors.

He was abducted in August 2011 at his home in Lahore. Al-Qaida claimed responsibility.

The video and an accompanying letter purportedly written by Weinstein were emailed anonymously to reporters. The video was labelled “As-Sahab,” which is al-Qaida’s media wing.

There was no way to verify its authenticity or when it was made.


  • TheScottishWeasel

    What a load of horse manure. Obama could not help if he tried, and he has. They despise him (and us) over there. Apparently this guy was forced to make this, and it’s simply to make Obama look bad, the terrorists goal. They are making it look like he has a hotline right to the captures and can negotiate a way out if he chose to.

  • weasel

    Excuse me as the Commander-In-Chief I am on RR in Hawaii. Don’t bother me with your trivial issue of saving your life. After a round of golf and will be surfing so I have to focus on my personal important things.