Yet another man left behind by Obama.
The including of this man in the deal would have at least afforded the Obama regime some kind of Teflon against the justified criticism of a boneheaded deal with Iran. They couldn’t even manage to figure that one out for themselves.
H/T: Doris Wise Montrose
Retired FBI agent becomes longest held American hostage in history after more than six years in Iran
- Robert Levison, 65, disappeared from the Iranian isle of Kish in 2007
- He was privately investigating cigarette smuggling after leaving FBI in 1998
- He’s been missing for 2,455 days – one more than freed Terry Anderson
- There have been claims Iran’s government are holding him, despite denials
By MATT BLAKE
PUBLISHED: 09:25 GMT, 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:30 GMT, 26 November 2013
A retired FBI agent has become the longest-held American hostage in history, more than six years after he was kidnapped in Iran.
Robert Levinson, 65, has now been held for exactly 2,455 days – one day more than US journalist Terry Anderson who was released by his Iran-backed Hezbollah captors in 1991, according to the FBI.
Levinson, who left the bureau in 1998, was working as a private investigator looking into cigarette smuggling on the Iranian island of Kish – a hotbed for organised crime – when he vanished in 2007.
The last his family heard of him was in 2011 when they were sent video and photos of him an anonymous email sparking fears the Iranian intelligence services may be behind his abduction.
This undated handout photo provided by the family of Robert Levinson, shows retired-FBI agent Robert Levinson, 64, dressed as a Guantanamo Bay detainee
Longest-serving hostage: Levinson has now been held for exactly 2,455 days – one day more than US journalist Terry Anderson (pictured) who was released by his Iran-backed Hezbollah captors in 1991
The photographs were released by the family to renew public interest in the case and come two years after a hostage video and photographs of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson raised the possibility that the missing American was being held by terrorists.