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Jewish-American Robert Levinson not included in prisoners released from Iran
Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/17/2016 | JTA Staff

Posted on 01/19/2016 7:16:23 PM PST by Hoodat

WASHINGTON - Jewish-American Robert Levinson was not included in a prisoner exchange with Iran that came as the UN nuclear watchdog confirmed Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal and the West rolled back sanctions.

Iran on Saturday released five Americans it was holding in its prisons or in detention, four of them as part of a prison swap which included the release of Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post journalist detained on espionage charges since 2014.

The exchange comes on "implementation day" of the sanctions relief for nuclear restrictions deal Iran concluded last year with the United States and five other major powers. . .

. . . Levinson, 68, of Coral Springs, Fla., has been missing for close to nine years. CNN quoted Levinson’s family as expressing happiness for the other families, but saying it was "devastated" that he was not among those released.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Florida; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: coralsprings; florida; inneedosomerestraint; iran; israel; jasonrezaian; obama; robertlevinson; waronterror
Pure evil.
1 posted on 01/19/2016 7:16:23 PM PST by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

I just can’t imagine the hell this Jew is going though at the hands of these animals.


2 posted on 01/19/2016 7:18:31 PM PST by doc1019 (Cruz)
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To: doc1019

Is he still alive?


3 posted on 01/19/2016 7:19:34 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Good question.


4 posted on 01/19/2016 7:20:13 PM PST by doc1019 (Cruz)
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To: Hoodat

This is a strange story. I don’t know if it has ever been publicly acknowledged what he was doing over there in the first place.


5 posted on 01/19/2016 7:24:29 PM PST by Alberta's Child (My mama said: "To get things done, you'd better not mess with Major Tom.")
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To: Alberta's Child

It is not quite clear if he was still CIA or in his own, or perhaps both. It is not even clear if they ever captured him.

But to imagine being held in Iran as prisoner since 2007 is rather hellish.


6 posted on 01/19/2016 7:29:25 PM PST by Timpanagos1
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Perhaps another few billion will grease the wheels


7 posted on 01/19/2016 7:32:30 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Hoodat

I had assumed that he was Jewish, and still hope that had nothing to do with his omission from this return of hostages.


8 posted on 01/19/2016 7:36:08 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: Alberta's Child

The point here is that the Obama Administration just agreed to give Iran $150 billion without bothering to ask for Levinson’s return.


9 posted on 01/19/2016 7:49:50 PM PST by Hoodat (Article 4, Section 4)
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To: doc1019
I just can't imagine the hell this Jew is going though at the hands of these animals.

Thanks to this one:


10 posted on 01/20/2016 12:53:40 AM PST by Iron Munro (The wise have stores of choice food and oil but a foolish man devours all he has. Proverbs 21:20)
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To: Hoodat

I don’t think it was confirmed that the Iranian government had him in their custody at all.


11 posted on 01/20/2016 3:57:12 AM PST by Alberta's Child (My mama said: "To get things done, you'd better not mess with Major Tom.")
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To: Hoodat; WhiskeyX; E. Pluribus Unum; Dave346; pepsionice; nuconvert; BeauBo; SunkenCiv; Valin; ...
This is the most likely scenario (from 2011):

Last fall I met several retired and serving F.B.I. agents who had worked with Levinson. I was reporting on a notorious Ukrainian-born businessman named Semion Mogilevich, who had earned the dubious distinction of making the F.B.I.’s Top Ten Most Wanted List. Mogilevich is, according to one Russian organized crime expert, the “high-end underworld financier of choice.” Before he retired, Levinson had become perhaps the most fearless, crusading agent against Mogilevich. “He’s dangerous because he’ll get anybody who gets in his way,” Levinson once said of Mogilevich, speaking to the BBC. “It’s become just a little personal hasn’t it?” the interviewer replied. “I’d like to finish the job,” Levinson said, smirking.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/who-is-holding-robert-levinson

Perhaps https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semion_Mogilevich made a deal with some Iranians that he met earlier:

An F.B.I. report on Russian organized crime said that when the Soviet Union withdrew its military forces from East Germany, many Russian generals sold their weapons to Mr. Mogilevich, who in turn sold them, at much higher prices, to countries like Iraq, Iran and Serbia.
https://www.nytimes.com/1999/08/19/world/activity-at-bank-raises-suspicions-of-russia-mob-tie.html
If these Iranians were his counterparts it might explain why the Iranian government is unable to trace Levinson.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Levinson

12 posted on 08/04/2018 4:05:42 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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https://web.archive.org/web/20101008000445/http://www.fbi.gov/page2/oct09/mogilevich_102109.html

He was removed 12/17/2015 from the List after it was determined that he was located in Russia and no longer fit Top Ten criteria.


13 posted on 08/04/2018 4:12:31 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks AdmSmith.

14 posted on 08/04/2018 6:54:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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