A 70 year old aid worker – Warren Weinstein – was kidnapped last August. He was kidnapped while in Lahore, Pakistan. Armed kidnappers broke into his home and took him away. Yesterday a video was released by Al Qaeda – saying he will be killed unless President Obama agrees to their demands. The video may be old – December?
Below is rough draft of the Q and A to Press Secretary Jay Carney today about Mr. Weinstein:
Q seen it? response?
CARNEY VERBATE 13:45:38 I do not know that he has seen it. 13:45:38 We remain greatly concerned for Mr Weinstein’s safety and his well-being. Our hearts to him & his family. 13:45:45 We condemn his kidnapping in the strongest terms and call for his immediate release. 13:45;49 The US govt will continue making every effort to see Mr Weinstein release safely to his family. But we cannot and will not negotiate with al qaeda 13:45;58