American who escaped Al Qaeda captivity says FBI, under Mueller and Comey, betrayed him
A friend in need is a friend indeed – when your back is against the wall, that is when you see who your good friends are, and so on and so on.
Because of what he thought about the lack of effort that was put forth to gain his release when he was captured by Al Qaeda in Syria, freelance journalist Matt Schrier launched his own investigation against the FBI. In his own words, he describes as a pattern of “betrayal” by FBI agents handling his case.
He is now asking hard questions as to why his situation was handled so haphazardly. As we would expect, he is not getting any answers.
Schrier is now asking hard questions of former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who now leads the special counsel Russia probe, and former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Trump in May 2017.
“Not every FBI agent is bad. Some are very good people,” Schrier told Fox News. “But the ones that are bad need to be weeded out. And the ones who let them be bad, and who turn their head, need to be exposed.”
“I was emailing him questions. I was forwarding him all these emails. I was demanding answers from him,” Schrier said. “And I never got anything back.”
Because his captors stole and abuse all of his credit cards and financial information, along with his passwords, after his escape, Schrier was unable to establish credit, obtain credit cards or open new bank accounts.
Looking for some assistance, Schrier went to the FBI for help. He was unable to establish credit and could not a lease an apartment. Being the FBI is such a compassionate organization as it is, his FBI case manager suggested he temporarily live in a New York City homeless shelter. Who needs enemies with friends like that???
“I just got clean clothes without bed bugs. I don’t want to go through a situation where I have to deal with lice and bed bugs again. Like, no thank you.”
There are two avenues of thought here. 1st Schrier is a freelance journalist and should be ON HIS OWN when he travels into uncharted territory. He traveled to Syria of his own volition and should be responsible for his own safety.
I make the comparison to people that want to climb Mt. Everest. They know the dangers before they start their ascent and the hazardous implications involved. If they get stuck or stranded, it should not be the responsibility of someone else to bail them out. If a climber can afford between 10 – 25,000$ for a hiking permit, they should be able to pay if they need to be rescued.
If anyone does not want to put themselves in a precarious situation, don’t go where you don’t belong.
If Mr. Schrier was an American solider on a mission, that would be an entirely different story. On the other hand, being that it is routine that the government has a practice of rescuing its American citizens and did not do whatever was necessary to gain Schrier’s release, they were wrong.
As things have unfolded around Comey, it has been revealed he was not the great man everyone though he was.
The FBI, the CIA and any other arms of the government should be excluded from the political side of politics while in the performance of their jobs. They SHOULD BE totally neutral/unbiased. BUTT, we all know that is not the way BAU is conducted in DC.
It is a brutal world out there, so remember;
Keep your enemies close and your friends closer!!