Today, Iran announced it had executed Shahram Amiri, a nuclear scientist who was believed to be spying for the U.S. but returned to Iran in 2010. Initially, he was welcomed as a hero but was later imprisoned after being accused of collaborating with the U.S.
VIA Allen B West
Politico says, The tale of Shahram Amiri was one of the stranger sagas to emerge from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, testing her diplomatic skills in highly sensitive circumstances. His death comes just over a year after Iran and the U.S. struck a deal aimed at reining in Iran’s nuclear program, an agreement Clinton was instrumental in launching.
Amiri went missing in Saudi Arabia in May or June 2009 while on religious pilgrimage to Mecca. In the following months, Iranian officials accused the U.S. of abducting him. The State Department claimed for months that it “had no information” on Amiri.
But in 2010 he surfaced in the U.S. and then-Secretary of State Clinton admitted he had been present in the country. Now here’s where it gets iffy.
As you may have heard by now, Hillary Clinton had an unsecure private email server through which she conducted state business and transmitted classified information.
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton pointed out on “Face The Nation” this morning that there were email conversations with her senior advisers about Amiri on that very same server.
As reported by the Washington Examiner, “I’m not going to comment on what he may or may not have done for the United States government, but in the emails that were on Hillary Clinton’s private server, there were conversations among her senior advisors about this gentleman. The senator said this lapse proves she is not capable of keeping the country safe.
“That goes to show just how reckless and careless her decision was to put that kind of highly classified information on a private server. And I think her judgment is not suited to keep this country safe,” he said.
While Amiri told reporters that he was held against his will by both the Saudis and the Americans, U.S. officials said he was receiving millions of dollars for information he provided about Iran’s nuclear program.
The scientist shows up in Clinton’s emails back in 2010, just nine days before he returned to Iran.
“We have a diplomatic, ‘psychological’ issue, not a legal one. Our friend has to be given a way out,” the email by Richard Morningstar, a former State Department special envoy for Eurasian energy, read, according to the Associated Press. “Our person won’t be able to do anything anyway. If he has to leave so be it.”
Well gee, if this is what happens to our “friends” under Hillary Clinton, just imagine what life will be like for us American citizens.