Skip to comments.Peter Moore freed after US hands over Iraqi insurgent
Posted on 12/30/2009 9:24:07 PM PST by Nachum
The British hostage Peter Moore was dramatically set free yesterday after the United States handed over an Iraqi insurgent suspected of planning the deaths of five American servicemen.
Mr Moore, an IT consultant, was freed by League of the Righteous, or Asaib al-Haq (AAH) an extremist Shia group allied to Iran after 31 months and spent his first night of freedom at the British Embassy in Baghdad. He is expected to fly home today.
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Here we go!
My first thought as well. Dammit.
Just be sure he hasn’t been brainwashed and turned into a sleeper.
The list, ping
Annnnnd... the the Obama Doctrine unfolds!
That was the exact same phrase that popped into my head.
I can hardly believe it. I don’t know who the freed guy is, and I am glad for him, but...this will have far, far reaching implications.
Obama is going to discover (what many of us already recognize) that extending a hand to those people will result in a bloody stump.
Of course, he won’t suffer. We are all going to suffer.
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“US released Qais Qazali?”
By BILL ROGGIO
December 30, 2009 2:14 PM
SNIPPET: “I am currently working to confirm the report of Qais’ release.”
June 24, 2009 4:00 AM
“Negotiating with Terrorists
The Obama administration ignores a longstanding and life-saving policy.”
By Andrew C. McCarthy
SNIPPET: “As the Iranian governments murderous repression of the Iranian people continues, critics right and left agitate over the deafening silence of an American president who, as a candidate, derided the Bush administrations ambitious democracy promotion as too timid. They speculate as to why Barack Obama wont speak out: Why wont he condemn the mullahs? Is he daft enough to believe he can charm the regime into abandoning its nuclear ambitions? Does the self-described realist so prize stability that he thinks its worth abandoning the cause of freedom and the best chance in 30 years of dislodging an implacable American enemy?
In truth, its worse than that. Even as the mullahs are terrorizing the Iranian people, the Obama administration is negotiating with an Iranian-backed terrorist organization and abandoning the American proscription against exchanging terrorist prisoners for hostages kidnapped by terrorists. Worse still, Obama has already released a terrorist responsible for the brutal murders of five American soldiers in exchange for the remains of two deceased British hostages.
Prepare to be infuriated.”
SNIPPET: “Unquestionably, Iran, acting through the Qazali network which is better known as Asaib al-Haq, or the League of the Righteous was responsible for the murder of our troops in Karbala. As Ledeen documents in his book The Iranian Time Bomb (reviewed here), Gen. David Petraeus made that clear at an April 2007 press conference. Petraeus detailed that the Qazali brothers were among the key members of a network of extremist secret cells. These groups, he said...”
SNIPPET: “About two weeks ago, the Obama administration released Laith Qazali after extensive negotiations with the Asaib al-Haq terror network. “
A Look at Iran
from the link in post no. 1:
December 31, 2009
“Peter Moore freed after US hands over Iraqi insurgent”
Alice Fordham in Baghdad
SNIPPET: “David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, said that officials had worked tirelessly to secure his release but strongly denied that the British Government had given ground to his captors. He said: There were no concessions in this case. There was no quote, unquote deal.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office sources confirmed, however, that the transfer from US custody a few days ago of Qais al-Khazali, a cleric and commander of AAH, helped to pave the way for Mr Moores release. They also admitted that British diplomats had been pressing the US to hand over al-Khazali to the Iraqi administration.The insurgent leader, who is suspected of helping to plan an attack that killed five US servicemen in Karbala.”
The BND and Stasi went in circles doing this for years.
Unfortunately, when you pay money (or a murderer of 5 innocent lives) to release one person, the other side will gain the resources to capture 2 more. Then you pay to get them released and the other side gains the resources to capture 4 more.
You can’t blame the prisoner who’s released for the future prisoners who will be taken, but this is really a game of lose-lose that we should not be playing.
Start the O-peachment proceedings already
Gotta think of Fred Thompson: “Things are going to get out of control.”
OK, I’m confused. So what.
Another reason to capture terrorists, interrogate them for as long as needed, then kill them, grind them into sausage and feed them to the hogs without ever announcing their capture, detention or fate.
I second that emotion.
What? He ONLY had a hand in murdering FIVE US SERVICEMEN!/s That makes him a hero to the bam. No sarcasm intended. Kill Americans and you get a virtual medal from this administration.
“If the political winds shift to ugly, I will stand with the muslims.”
So says barry.
Every damn day!
...an Iranian extremist group has demanded the release of Qais Qazali, the leader of the Iranian-backed Qazali network, in exchange for the five Britons...."Senior Iraqi government sources say their captors have promised they will not be harmed but any rescue attempt would endanger them," the Times Online reported. "They claimed the hostages will remain prisoners 'for as long as it takes' to secure the release of Qais Qazali, a former chief spokesman for the Shiite Mahdi Army.".
Hmmmm! Does Obama notice that only one person was released ALIVE? How sad for the families of the 4 men who came back in body bags!
seems to be a habit with these guys