Christian pastor Andrew Brunson knows the meaning of sacrifice. For standing for the truth in a barbaric dictatorship ruled by Islamic dogs, he was imprisoned indefinitely. He feared he would never see freedom again.
But then, President Donald Trump intervened and used the tools at his disposal to fight for Brunson. Trump worked diligently for months, and although there were many hiccups along the way, Brunson was finally released from custody. Trump met with the man today at the White House.
There was NO DEAL made with Turkey for the release and return of Pastor Andrew Brunson. I don’t make deals for hostages. There was, however, great appreciation on behalf of the United States, which will lead to good, perhaps great, relations between the United States & Turkey!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2018
Brunson was accused by the Muslim dogs of Turkey of being affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Gulenist movement, two entities that were involved of the failed coup attempt of Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016. Little evidence if any was put forward to prove this was the case, but the Turkish judiciary is far from unbiased and non-partial.
Brunson was ultimately sentenced to three years in prison for his alleged crime, but was freed after being given credit for time served. Other charges were dropped as well. This was how the Muslim dogs capitulated to Trump’s superior power and deal-making ability without admitting surrender and defeat.
Mark Lowen, the BBC correspondent in Turkey, admits that it was pressure from the Trump administration that ultimately caused the Turks to cave:
In the end, pressure from Washington on Ankara was too much. Sanctions, trade tariffs and the threat of more had led US-Turkey relations to nosedive – and with them, the Turkish lira. Facing spiralling inflation, a 40% drop in the value of the currency and the start of an economic crisis, Turkey had to act to normalise relations with the US. Mr Brunson was the key.
Andrew Brunson had the American government behind him. Deniz Yucel, the former correspondent of Die Welt, who was imprisoned and then finally freed in Turkey, had the German government supporting him. Tens of thousands of others here who claim wrongful imprisonment don’t have the backing of a powerful state to resist what they say is Turkey’s politicised judiciary.
Does anyone think that Trump’s predecessor Barack Hussein Obama – the founder of ISIS himself – would have used the power at his disposal to save this imprisoned man? We saw exactly what Obama would do to save an American in North Korea with Otto Warmbier: Absolutely nothing. It is nice to finally have a President who actually cares about his nation and its people.