March 10th, 2013 marked the 64th birthday and 6th anniversary, of US citizen Robert “Bob” A. Levinson being held hostage allegedly by Iran. It is highly likely that Levinson is currently still being held hostage in Iran, Pakistan or Afghanistan. ” Bob Levinson is now the second-longest-held hostage in American history. Only Terry Anderson who was held as part of the Lebanon Hostage Crisis was in captivity longer.” 6’4″ formerly 225 pound Levinson, is a former retired FBI agent who specialized in Russian organized crime and served his country and the United States government faithfully.
Mr. Levinson was last seen March 9, 2007 leaving his hotel in Kish Island, Iran. He was visiting the Iranian Island while working on a case as a private investigator researching a lead about a criminal cigarette import/export scheme.
A ‘proof of life’ video was released in December 2011 by Levinson’s family that Levinson was still alive and was still held hostage. Robert Levinson suffers from diabetes, gout and his health was evidently failing and may be deteriorating further. The untraceable 54 second video and five photographs were anonymously sent to his family in November 2010. ”Whoever was behind the photos and video was no amateur, U.S. authorities concluded. They made no mistakes, leading investigators to conclude it had to be a professional intelligence service like Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security,” according to the analysis of the US government as reported by the Associated Press January 9, 2013.
In March, 2011, Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton attempted to get Iran off the hook and stated in an attempt at obtaining the goodwill of Iran in March 2011 that, “Levinson was being held somewhere in South Asia.” The Levinson family has its own website to help spread the word of their father and husband’s plight.
The family desperately seeks increased support from the mainstream media and the US Government for immediate resolution in Levinson’s return.
Mrs. Christine Levinson had appealed to President Obama, former Counter Terrorism Czar and newly appointed (as of today’s Congressional vote 63 yay 34 nay) head of the CIA, John Brennan. There has been, for the past six years now, zero response, updates or success by either Obama, Brennan or Clinton et al. It is now up to us, USA, to put pressure on Congress and the US State Department to bring this honorable servant of the US Government, United States Citizen, loving husband and father of seven, back home safely to his family.
The prayers of the United States of America are with you, and your entire family, Mr. Robert “Bob” A. Levinson. -PBN
Note: The FBI has posted reward information and pictures of Mr. Levinson on the Kidnappings & Missing Persons page of the FBI.gov website. We encourage anyone with information regarding Robert Levinson or his captors to contact the FBI at https://tips.fbi.gov. Information will be confidential and can be shared anonymously. (202) 278-3519. ”