Former Marine among US citizens freed from Iran...

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  1. AROTC-dad

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    I welcome the news that these American prisoners have been released and are now free.

    But, for the life of me, I cannot imagine why anybody with an American passport would travel to Iran, or Syria, or Lebanon, or Libya, or Iraq, or Jordan, or Egypt, or Algeria, or Pakistan, or Yemen or even relatively stable places like Saudi Arabia, Turkey or Bahrain.

    I understand that journalists have a job to do, but if I were one I would not take an assignment to any of those places, unless embedded in a US Marine rifle platoon.

    I understand that some Americans were born abroad & became naturalized citizens & wish to visit relatives from the "Old Country", but these places are the most dangerous on earth to be a US citizen. Skype works just fine.
     
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    Some young people believe they are invincible and they can get out of any situation.
    Unfortunately, these are difficult times.

    I too, am thankful for all of these folks safe return.

    Also there remains the fact that former FBI agent Robert Levinson still remains "missing." in Iran.
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/18/politics/iran-what-about-bob-levinson/
     
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    I am so glad they have all been released. And I am worried about what this Marine may be coming home to. Some of you may have been following the story about the lead poisoned water in Flint Michigan. That is where he is from. I pray his family is safe and that he does not have to spend his future worrying about their health. He has been through enough already.
     
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