Well,this is what happens when you pay ransom and otherwise appease fascists …you encourage them, because you’ve shown them it pays.
Today, the U.S. Department of State issued a warning advising U.S. citizens not to travel to Iran. According to the announcement, the advisory is intended to “highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans.”
It says that Iranian authorities continue to “detain and imprison U.S. citizens, particularly Iranian-Americans, including students, journalists, business travelers, and academics, on charges including espionage and posing a threat to national security.”
“Iranian authorities have also prevented the departure, in some cases for months, of a number of Iranian-American citizens who traveled to Iran for personal or professional reasons,” the warning continues. “U.S. citizens traveling to Iran should very carefully weigh the risks of travel and consider postponing their travel.”
“But, ummm…I thought if we, y’know, paid the ransom they’d be nice to us from now on.”
“The Infidel made a funny!!”