Dr. Afridi, a victim of the Pakistanis and the White House
Dr. Afridi is the Pakistani doctor who helped the US find Osama bin Laden. His reward for helping the US – torture, a life sentence, and perhaps execution. It’s Mr. Obama’s way of saying, ‘thank you.’ Mr. Obama might not have literally sentenced Dr. Afridi but close.
Mr. Obama has allowed Dr. Afridi to become a pawn of the Pakistanis.
When Dr. Afridi asked for asylum, it is believed that the State Department turned him down.
Dr. Afridi was sentenced to 33 years in prison and now he has been charged with murder – a trumped up charge. Mr. Obama continues to send $1.5 billion a year to Pakistan and has not demanded the release of Dr. Afridi in return.
Mr. Obama is voting ‘present’ on Dr. Afridi. He is a bystander in the man’s tortured existence.
Mr. Obama must want to be sure no one ever helps the US again.
In May, Fox News obtained a 357 page report from the Abottobad Commission in Pakistan which stated that Dr. Afridi did help the US in their search for bin Laden five years ago.
According to the report, Afridi applied for asylum after a terrorist group, Lashkar-e-Islam, stepped up its operations in Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt. He had been staying with a cousin in the US and allegedly asked for asylum but was denied. The Lahskar-e-Islam later arrested him shortly after the assassination of bin Laden and tried him, sentencing him to 33 years.
The State Dept. declined comment. Their silence should tell you all you need to know.
The report found that Dr. Afridi was entitled to a fair trial for his unfair imprisonment. He was severely abused in prison, indescribably so to civilized people.
Afridi is getting a new trial but on Friday Pakistani courts charged him with murder for a past – alleged – botched surgery. A woman came forward and said that in 2005 her son died because he operated on him despite the fact that he is not a surgeon.
The US reaction – none, as usual.
Mr. Obama waylaid the death of Osama bin Laden into a re-election. Dr. Afridi is abandoned. He served out his usefulness. Maybe Mr. Obama is only good at ‘killing people.’ We hear he’s really good at that.
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