With the Iran nuke deal falling completely apart, visions of releasing the U.S. Marine who Iran has imprisoned on trumped up charges are fading fast, and talk show host and former Marine Montel Williams is getting frustrated.
Amir Hekmati, whose parents were born in Iran, went there three-and-a-half years ago to visit his grandmother. He was charged with espionage upon his arrival and has been imprisoned ever since.
Williams appeared “On the Record” Thursday and observed the deteriorating conditions in the Middle East that will more-than-likely require “troops on the ground.”
“I’m going to ask you the question,” he said to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. “Who’s gonna to enlist? Who’s going to serve in those ranks when we find out we treat our soldiers this way.”
Both Williams and Hekmati received lots of support on Twitter:
@foxnation @Montel_Williams Saw this & it broke my ❤️! What happened to”No soldier left behind!”? Again imprisoned!
— DtImagine (@DtImagine) April 10, 2015
@foxnation @Montel_Williams Montel is correct. Obama couldn’t care less, any more than he did with the soldier imprisoned by the Mexicans.
— P.E. Wheeler (@CenturionSix) April 10, 2015
@foxnation @Montel_Williams You preach it Brother Williams. We need someone to speak for us & we need people to listen and act as well
— Terry Thomas (@volleyballdad) April 10, 2015
@foxnation @Montel_Williams God Bless!!! Thank you for speaking up for our Veterans as well as for for speaking up for Amir Bring him home
— Ali’s Mom…. (@H8Yankees) April 10, 2015
Williams encouraged those on social media to go to FreeAmirHekmati on Facebook and @FreeAmirHekmati on Twitter, and show support by using the hashtag #FreeAmirNow.
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