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Freed to kill again (Bhutto killer's brother was released from Gitmo)
NY Daily News ^ | December 29 2007

Posted on 12/29/2007 10:27:34 AM PST by knighthawk

Yes, you could argue, were you so inclined, that Benazir Bhutto might well be alive today if only Washington had not leaned on her to return to Pakistan for the sake of a U.S.-brokered political deal that was perhaps not in her personal best interest.

More to the point, you could argue that Benazir Bhutto might well be alive today if only Abdullah Mehsud had not been let loose from Guantanamo, where he plainly belonged, regardless of what the bleaters and hand-wringers thought about that.

But, as our Washington man James Gordon Meek today reports, Mehsud convinced somebody in charge down Gitmo way that he was naught but some poor innocent swept up in the fog of war and unjustly jugged. Such a big meanie the U.S. government was for persecuting so harmless a fellow. And so he went free, one of about 450 Gitmo detainees disimprisoned in the past few years.

Whereupon, like at least several dozen other releasees whose post-Gitmo careers have been documented, he went straight back to the battlefields, wreaking righteous jihad upon the infidel. In his case, he reiterated himself as a notorious Talibanesque commander in wild and woolly tribal Waziristan, well known to authorities, running a group that specialized in kidnapping foreign aid workers and blowing up Pakistani soldiers.

Abdullah Mehsud himself was reportedly killed in action a few months back. But his outfit has lived on. Just a week or so ago, it sent out one of its suicide bombers to attack a school bus and maim a bunch of children.

And chief among the late Abdullah's lieutenants has been a kid brother, one Baitullah Mehsud - who yesterday, per transcripts of purportedly intercepted terrorist communications, was identified by Pakistani security forces as the man behind the assault upon Benazir Bhutto's motorcade.

No, it can't be concluded that Madame Bhutto's death warrant was sealed the day Big Brother Abdullah walked out of Guantanamo. Still, events are events. And it is useful to consider the words of Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, speaking recently at a subcommittee hearing into the legal rights of Gitmo detainees:

"A detention regime for terrorists whom we intend to detain until the end of hostilities should seek to weed out mistakes. But it must also be designed in a way that also protects our nation's legitimate interests. ... Releasing committed terrorists has already resulted in the deaths of allied soldiers and innocent civilians. ... The possibility of such result must always be kept in mind."

There are, for the record, about 275 people still under lock and key in Guantanamo.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdullahmehsud; bhutto; detainees; gitmo; globaljihad; jihad; pakistan; wot
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1 posted on 12/29/2007 10:27:36 AM PST by knighthawk
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To: MizSterious; Nix 2; green lantern; BeOSUser; Brad's Gramma; dreadme; Turk2; keri; ...

Ping


2 posted on 12/29/2007 10:29:56 AM PST by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: knighthawk

like I said on a previous post... the Left killed her.


3 posted on 12/29/2007 10:32:25 AM PST by Cinnamon
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To: knighthawk

They all should have been dispatched in the field.


4 posted on 12/29/2007 10:32:51 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: knighthawk

Wow, I wonder how long it will be before those suffering BDS will be blaming Bush.


5 posted on 12/29/2007 10:33:13 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: knighthawk
if only Washington

wait, wait wait. Who made all the noise about Gitmo? Was it "washington," or was it New York, tell washington what noise to make?

6 posted on 12/29/2007 10:33:54 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (whose spirit is hillary channelling these days?)
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To: Fzob

Already happening at the DU.


7 posted on 12/29/2007 10:34:19 AM PST by kalee
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To: knighthawk

I think this is a good argument not to let anyone out of Gitmo.


8 posted on 12/29/2007 10:34:30 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: knighthawk

“A detention regime for terrorists whom we intend to detain until the end of hostilities..”

The end of hostilities could mean until the end of the world unless Islam is pulled up by its root and destroyed.


9 posted on 12/29/2007 10:35:16 AM PST by 353FMG (Hillary - Al Qaeda's Trophy Woman)
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To: Cinnamon

Who has final say in who gets released from Gitmo?


10 posted on 12/29/2007 10:35:38 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: Dark Wing; Shermy

ping


11 posted on 12/29/2007 10:36:12 AM PST by Thud
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To: knighthawk

Your headline’s wrong. Bhutto’s killer was the brother of the man freed from Gitmo.


12 posted on 12/29/2007 10:36:57 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: knighthawk

and Mike Huckabee wants to CLOSE GITMO!!!!!!


13 posted on 12/29/2007 10:37:58 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: Cinnamon
Photobucket Amen
14 posted on 12/29/2007 10:38:31 AM PST by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: knighthawk
Yes, you could argue, were you so inclined, that Benazir Bhutto might well be alive today if only Washington had not leaned on her to return to Pakistan for the sake of a U.S.-brokered political deal that was perhaps not in her personal best interest.

Why read past the above nonsense in the first sentence.

15 posted on 12/29/2007 10:40:10 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: knighthawk
More to the point, you could argue that Benazir Bhutto might well be alive today if only Abdullah Mehsud had not been let loose from Guantanamo, where he plainly belonged, regardless of what the bleaters and hand-wringers thought about that.

The likes of Ramsey Clarke live on with virtue of conviction however.

16 posted on 12/29/2007 10:40:16 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: knighthawk

Paging Mike Huckabee. Still want to close Gitmo?


17 posted on 12/29/2007 10:42:34 AM PST by mission9 (It ain't bragging if you can do it.)
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To: knighthawk
Bhutto killer's brother was released from Gitmo

They've found or arrested the assassin?

I thought he blew himself up?

Wow!

18 posted on 12/29/2007 10:43:40 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: knighthawk

I hope we have learned a lesson.

No prisoners.


19 posted on 12/29/2007 10:49:37 AM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: knighthawk

bump


20 posted on 12/29/2007 10:51:22 AM PST by VOA
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To: dragnet2
" They've found or arrested the assassin?

I thought he blew himself up? "

They're still trying to piece this together.

21 posted on 12/29/2007 10:54:43 AM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: Wolfie

It took me a couple of minutes also to make sure who was who.


22 posted on 12/29/2007 10:56:41 AM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: facedown

Concur!


23 posted on 12/29/2007 10:57:38 AM PST by mcshot (Missing my grade school desk which protected from nuclear blasts.)
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To: Enterprise

You and me both. I blame the writer for that. Heck, even the real headline is misleading.


24 posted on 12/29/2007 10:58:04 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Cinnamon

Just as leftists killed both John and Robert Kennedy.


25 posted on 12/29/2007 10:59:44 AM PST by Morgan in Denver (If you hate Bush you deserve Hillary.)
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To: knighthawk

My sister was bitten by a moose once.


26 posted on 12/29/2007 11:02:18 AM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: knighthawk

Our childish policies on torture appear to have limited whatever benefits might have accrued from capturing Jihadists. Our new policy should be to kill them all in the field; no point in taking prisoners that will only show up back on the battlefield weeks later—courtesy of the International Left, moron judges in the US courts, sympathetic Muslim governments, the UN, and a host of duplicitous NGO’s who pretend America is the real enemy.


27 posted on 12/29/2007 11:02:46 AM PST by giobruno
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To: Enterprise
"They're still trying to piece this together."

Read that, "They're still searching for a 'spin' that works."

28 posted on 12/29/2007 11:04:22 AM PST by davisfh
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To: Cinnamon
( Freed to kill again (Bhutto killer's brother was released from Gitmo).
Hope Rush hammers the left on this when he gets back next week
The left lied and Bhutoo died...
This needs to be said loud and shouted from the housetops....


The Rieds, the Pelosi's the Murtha's lied and Bhutto died !
The Rieds, the Pelosi's the Murtha's lied and Bhutto died !
The Rieds, the Pelosi's the Murtha's lied and Bhutto died !
The Rieds, the Pelosi's the Murtha's lied and Bhutto died !
The Rieds, the Pelosi's the Murtha's lied and Bhutto died !
The Rieds, the Pelosi's the Murtha's lied and Bhutto died !
The Rieds, the Pelosi's the Murtha's lied and Bhutto died !
The Rieds, the Pelosi's the Murtha's lied and Bhutto died !
The Rieds, the Pelosi's the Murtha's lied and Bhutto died !
The Rieds, the Pelosi's the Murtha's lied and Bhutto died !
29 posted on 12/29/2007 11:05:01 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: knighthawk

4 + 3 = 9


30 posted on 12/29/2007 11:05:24 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: dragnet2

It helps your understanding if you actually read the article.


31 posted on 12/29/2007 11:08:24 AM PST by been_lurking
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To: knighthawk
Meanwhile....

Pakistan government refusing outside help in Bhutto investigation

32 posted on 12/29/2007 11:11:15 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Fzob

“I wonder how long it will be before those suffering BDS will be blaming Bush.”

About 30 seconds after the news broke on CNN...


33 posted on 12/29/2007 11:12:41 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEMOCRAT-You'll look great in a Burka!)
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To: Plains Drifter
Yup, and this will pour cold water on the left’s argument of closing GITMO
Just in this assassination of Bhutto, has put the liberals bogus argument about Iraq in the back burner, put Global Warming Scam on the back burner, and put keeping GITMO open back on the map.
Looks like the liberals buddies ( Terrorist ) didn't get the memo, ( Don't ruin and spoil this election for us Democrats/Liberals by taking our thunder and core values from us ).
34 posted on 12/29/2007 11:13:21 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: dragnet2
" Bhutto killer's brother was released from Gitmo"
" They've found or arrested the assassin?"
" I thought he blew himself up? "
Wow!
He couldn't pull himself together for commment.
35 posted on 12/29/2007 11:15:34 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: knighthawk
you could argue that Benazir Bhutto might well be alive today if only Abdullah Mehsud had not been let loose from Guantanamo

I knew it. George Bush is responsible for Bhutto's death.

36 posted on 12/29/2007 11:16:56 AM PST by Gritty (The consistent theme of Liberal opinion since 9/11 has been concern for the enemy-William Hawkins)
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To: Calpernia

I’d rather we take no more prisoners in the gwoj (global war on jihad)


37 posted on 12/29/2007 11:19:58 AM PST by omega4179 (Oppose Global Jihad)
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To: FreeReign

I agree, the first sentence is a dead give away to the direction of the article. They just want to blame Bush any way that they can. Benazir Bhutto lived to return to Pakistan, getting the nod from Washington just fullfilled her dreams. I remember watching her on FOX and wondering what exactly her goals were.

One poster referred to the DU, so I decided to check it out. There is a taped interview with Bhutto, from November, where she mentions the name of a man who killed Bin Laden. Now, some lefty is claiming that “the Bush crime family” was involved in having Bin Laden murdered by Musharaff’s people and covered it up to prop up Musharaff.

Again, the circular logic of the left is astounding. First, Bush sent Bhutto to unseat Musharaff, and Bush was wasting time and men in Iraq instead of going after Bin Laden. Now, Bush was trying to prop up Musharaff and was covering up the death of Bin Laden.


38 posted on 12/29/2007 11:20:30 AM PST by Eva
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To: FreeReign
Why read past the above nonsense in the first sentence.

I know the Guardian is a "leftist rag" and no real "conservative" would consult it but what if that part is true? Anybody have a source that disproves it? I do care about the truth insofar as it can be ascertained.

More at link, also lots of pictures and an obituary somewhere, says she attended Radcliffe, Harvard and Oxford.

By golly their search engine works better than most. The articles I read the other day aren't all on the front page any more.

"Benazir Bhutto's short-lived and ill-fated return to Pakistan was the result of a delicate deal with Musharraf, brokered by both the US and Britain. Bhutto had corruption charges against her dropped and in return her participation in the political process gave credibility to Musharraf's continued rule as president"

39 posted on 12/29/2007 11:20:34 AM PST by Aliska
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To: Vinnie
I hope we have learned a lesson.

No prisoners.

What about the men captured by warlords and turned over to Americans for bounty?

40 posted on 12/29/2007 11:22:46 AM PST by secretagent
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To: facedown
They all should have been dispatched in the field

Most of our detainees are nabbed out of sight of American soldiers by other forces, I think. Americans didn't catch them "in the act".

41 posted on 12/29/2007 11:26:47 AM PST by secretagent
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To: omega4179
I’d rather we take no more prisoners in the gwoj (global war on jihad)

Innocent men have been kidnapped by corrupt warlords and turned over to the US for bounty. If the US military just shot all bounty captures, it couldn't sort out the innocent from the guilty.

42 posted on 12/29/2007 11:35:24 AM PST by secretagent
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To: Calpernia

I agree.


43 posted on 12/29/2007 11:43:29 AM PST by Dante3
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To: omega4179

>>>I’d rather we take no more prisoners in the gwoj (global war on jihad)

I’m pretty supportive of a global war on liberals ;)


44 posted on 12/29/2007 12:04:46 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: secretagent

that is receiving prisoners, I was referring to taking them on a battlefield. We are in treaties and conventions that allow for summary execution of non uniformed combatants.


45 posted on 12/29/2007 12:18:53 PM PST by omega4179 (Oppose Global Jihad)
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To: Aliska
The "nonsense" as I described it is not the US brokered deal between Mush and Bhutto. The brokered deal was well documented to be true and the brokered deal was a good thing.

What I was calling nonsense is the article's blaming the U.S. brokered deal for the death of Bhutto.

46 posted on 12/29/2007 1:06:43 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Calpernia
I think this is a good argument not to let anyone out of Gitmo.

I disagree. All of them should be let go and escorted to the beach so that they can swim home.

47 posted on 12/29/2007 1:10:52 PM PST by chopperman
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To: chopperman

::laughs!::


48 posted on 12/29/2007 1:20:58 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: knighthawk

Very interesting. Anyone sent to Gitmo should be given a one-way ticket. This proves it once again.


49 posted on 12/29/2007 1:22:29 PM PST by Palladin (Cackle..cackle..cackle. Hillary laid another egg.)
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To: Fzob
Wow, I wonder how long it will be before those suffering BDS will be blaming Bush.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1944929/posts
50 posted on 12/29/2007 1:49:37 PM PST by BerryDingle (With friends like the media, who needs enemas ?)
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