Terrorists Force American Kidnap Victim to Beg Obama for His Life (VIDEO)

A heartbreaking video out of Pakistan shows Warren Weinstein, the American kidnap victim who was taken last August from his home in Pakistan by al Qaeda. There are no words that can possibly describe the pain he must feel being apart from his wife and two daughters and he is now appealing to President Obama to meet the demands that will secure his release. 

In the video message, which was posted on militant websites in December, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said Weinstein would be released if the United States stopped air strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. He also demanded the release of all al Qaeda and Taliban suspects around the world.

Do they really think this is going to work? The United States won't negotiate with people who use kidnapping as a means to get their way. But that doesn't make it any less heartbreaking. In the video, Weinstein says:

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My life is in your hands, Mr. President. If you accept the demands, I live; if you don't accept the demands, then I die.

It's hard to even fathom how his family must feel. See the video below:


Obama has basically zero choices. Israel did negotiate last year for the release of Gilad Shalit. While many in Israel supported that decision to release so many terrorists in exchange for one man, it's unclear how that would go over here.

As the daughter of a man who travels to countries like these often in his work and as an American Jew, I feel close to this situation. This could easily be my family.

Weinstein told his wife that he is taking his heart medication and being cared for, but he is a man fluent in six language who has devoted his life to service and to building cultural bridges.

Terrorism is a despicable, pathetic way to try to get attention, and while this should break anyone's heart, the terrorists aren't going to change if we give them what they want. They will only kidnap more people.

It's an impossible, tragic situation.

Do you think Obama should comply?

 

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