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Who Are The 5 Guantanamo Detainees In Prisoner Swap?
NPR ^ | May 31, 2014 | EYDER PERALTA

Posted on 06/03/2014 7:37:54 AM PDT by LRoggy

As part of a prisoner swap to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the United States agreed to transfer five Guantánamo detainees to Qatar.

NPR's Tom Bowman received a list of the prisoners being released from a Pentagon official. According to documents leaked to the organization WikiLeaks, all five prisoners were high-ranking Taliban officials. Some were considered high-risk and "likely to post a threat to the U.S., its interests and allies."

U.S. officials said working with the government of Qatar, they had ameliorated some of those risks, because the detainees will face restrictions on their movements and activities.

Using those leaked documents as a basis, NPR and The New York Times built a database on the prisoners in Guantánamo. Here's a brief look at who they are:

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; npr; obama; taliban; taliban5
Never thought I'd post an NPR item but this sums up what El Presidente did so well . . .
1 posted on 06/03/2014 7:37:54 AM PDT by LRoggy
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To: LRoggy

It’s the Taliban Dream Team released to kill again for a deserter


2 posted on 06/03/2014 7:42:52 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: LRoggy

So, if it wasn’t for Wikileaks, we wouldn’t know who these guys are?


3 posted on 06/03/2014 7:46:53 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: RightGeek

Didn’t you read the article?

“U.S. officials said working with the government of Qatar, they had ameliorated some of those risks, because the detainees will face restrictions on their movements and activities.”

So there’s nothing to worry about. The government said so.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 7:48:25 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: LRoggy

The bigger question is why they were never brought to trial.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 7:49:53 AM PDT by sakic
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To: LRoggy

Aren’t a couple of them wanted by the UN for thousands of deaths?


6 posted on 06/03/2014 7:51:15 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: sakic

If we had a government that cared about American security, we’d release them, hellfire them, then hang Bergdhal for desertion.


7 posted on 06/03/2014 7:55:14 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: GeronL

In this case, Obama conveniently ignored the UN’s request for their extradition.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 8:09:55 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: LRoggy
Releasing these five for what ever reason is in fact:
"Aiding and Abetting the enemy" in a time of war.

Some dare call that Treason !


9 posted on 06/03/2014 8:34:24 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: demshateGod

If we had a real government, there would be trials for all of them. Tossing people in prison and leaving them there is a trait we used to assign to despots.


10 posted on 06/03/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT by sakic
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
I'll second that charge.

Imagine that early in WWII we had captured Adm. Yamamoto, Himmler, Mengele, Goebbels and Hess.
Now picture FDR releasing them in exchange for some captured servicemen before the war was over.

If Bergdahl were the biggest hero in American military history
0bama still committed high treason by letting the five highest level terrorists in custody go.

11 posted on 06/03/2014 8:48:24 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: sakic

If we had a real government these guys would never have made it to Gitmo; they would have had a summary battlefield execution as illegal combatants.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 6:38:04 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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