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Monday, August 08, 2016

Who's responsible for nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri's death? Not just Hillary

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton went on Fox News over the weekend, and blasted Hillary Clinton for endangering the life of Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri, who was hung over the weekend.

Let's go to the videotape.



While there's no doubt that Clinton mishandled the Amiri case, the real question is why Amiri was brought to the US without his wife and child in the first place. This is from a post I did in 2010.
Finally, for those who wonder - as I do - why the CIA didn't just bring his family along.
One of the mysteries about Amiri is why he decided to defect without his young wife and child, leaving them -- and himself -- vulnerable to Iranian pressure. The CIA often tries to arrange for the escape of a defector’s family, to avoid just this sort of squeeze.

“The choice to come to this country, and who he brought with him, were his,” said a U.S. official who is familiar with the details of Amiri’s case.
I would guess that Amiri's wife refused to defect. As my mother-in-law often reminds me, whom you marry is the most important decision you make in life.
Amiri should never have been brought to the US without his family unless everyone was sure that he wished to abandon them, which was clearly not the case. That's what Bolton discusses around the 4:30 mark. Who's responsible for that? Certainly, Obama is responsible, as is the CIA and its director Leon Panetta (later Secretary of Defense), who ran the CIA from 2009-11.

But Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State at the time, also bears some responsibility for what happened, and she may have been the one who disclosed to the Iranians just what Amiri had done.

And you want to make her President and keep her party in power?

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1 Comments:

At 12:35 AM, Blogger John Jaeger said...

Hillary Clinton should do ten years in prison for repeatedly breaking various laws, resulting in the notorious deaths of the men at Benghazi, the Iranian nuclear scientist, in addition to scandal after scandal which she conspired to obstruct justice, obstructed justice, and lied to federal investigators. Former LA County Sheriff, Lee Baca, is being prosecuted for these very crimes, in far fewer number, and he faces 20 years in prison. Hillary is the worst, most inept, most dishonest, most hateful individual ever to darken the political spotlight.

 

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