|Pastor Saeed Abedini|
Praise the Lord! I woke up to the best news this morning. American Pastor Saeed Abedini was just released from the Iranian prison where he had been arrested and held for his Christian faith for over three years!
Readers of this blog have followed his horrible situation since September of 2013 when I first found out about this travesty of justice. Since then, I’ve posted about this American who’d been jailed for his faith many many times. I honestly wondered if I’d ever get to write this post I’m doing now.
But, finally, he’s out.
Yes, finally he is out.
But it had NOTHING to do with a superstitious belief in prayer, because while these idiots were on their knees doing nothing of any consequence, our President was getting shit done!
Courtesy of CNN:
Iran has freed four U.S. prisoners as part of a prisoner swap, including Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, Marine veteran Amir Hekmati and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, senior U.S. administration officials said Saturday, confirming reports first published in Iranian media.
A fifth man -- described as a recently detained student named Matthew Trevithick -- was separately released, U.S. officials said.
The announcement comes on a day when the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog, announced Iran is in compliance with a July deal to restrict its nuclear program.
As a result, at least some international economic sanctions against Iran were lifted. As part of the deal, Iran agreed to release of Rezaian, Hekmati, Abedini and a fourth detainee identified by U.S. officials as Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari in exchange for the release of seven Iranians held by the United States for sanctions violations, the officials confirmed.
That's right these prisoners were released as a direct result of the Iranian nuclear deal that President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated in the face of harsh criticisms, and even attempts to block it, by the Republicans.
God did not get these men released, this guy did.
|No seriously don't thank me. Just doing my job.|
You see THAT is how problems are solved and peace is achieved.boom. IAEA verifies that Iran completed its side of the nuke deal Statement: pic.twitter.com/B3SOQH91Ni— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) January 16, 2016
Remember when George W. Bush said that he consulted his heavenly father before making decisions?
Remember the devastating terrorist attack and two stupid wars that resulted from that advice?
Well THIS President clearly spends less time on his knees and more time using his intellect and consulting with advisers who actually know what in the hell they are talking about.
My advice to Nancy French/Bristol Palin, her employer/mother, and all of the dimwits who listen to them, is get up off of their knees and start sending thanks to the deity who REALLY saved the day.