Skip to comments.The best of both worlds for the Taliban
Posted on 06/11/2014 4:08:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Yesterday I wondered if Democrat Rep. Jacki Speier of California had gone off the deep end by musing that the Taliban aren't really terrorists, but rather "part of the fabric of Afghanistan." It turns out she was basically mangling the new talking points from the Obama Administration, which is going all-in for the reinvention of the Taliban butchers as legitimate battlefield opponents. CNN reports on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's testimony before Congress today:
Bergdahl was held by the Haqqani network, a Taliban wing designated a terrorist group in 2012.
However, Hagel noted Bergdahl was a war captive, not a hostage, and that the negotiations to free him involved the broader Taliban rather than the Haqqani network itself.
"We didn't negotiate with Haqqani," Hagel said, adding that Bergdahl was moved around during his five years of captivity while conceding the terrorist network did hold him at times.
Hagel emphasized the negotiations for Bergdahl's release were conducted through the Qatari government, which dealt with the Taliban.
"It was fully consistent with our long-standing policy not to offer concessions to hostage takers," Hagel said. "The Taliban is our enemy, and we are engaged in an armed conflict with them."
See, the Taliban aren't terrorists - they just hire terrorists to hold their prisoners hostage until they ripen into "prisoners of war."
This is the best of both worlds for the Taliban. They're being legitimized, aggressively, by the Obama Administration, after years of merciless savagery....
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Looks like she could be the sister of soft porn star Donna Speier, with half the intelligence.
Breitbart is infected with pop-ups.
Never seen one and I go there dozens of times a day.
Well I’ll have to check my settings. But the ad comes in from the left and shoves the page over. That’s not a pop-up. I don’t think Andrew would have wanted it so commercialized.
Mullah was held responsible by the UN for the massacre of thousands of Hazara Shias in Bamian and Yakaolang between 1998 and 2001 during the Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
Released leader Mohammed Fazl led scorched-earth offensive in 1999 that forced 300,000 Afghans to flee for their lives.
Notice the date of the Pakistani article I linked above. Jan. 1, 2012. The Pakis knew a year and a half ago.
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