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U.S. Weighs Releasing Taliban Commander From Gitmo as Part of Peace Talks
Fox News ^ | December 30, 2011

Posted on 12/30/2011 6:59:42 PM PST by La Lydia

The U.S. is considering a proposal to transfer a top Taliban commander out of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as part of a potential step toward peace talks with the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. A senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Mullah Mohammed Fazl is among the prisoners being considered for release. Held at Guantanamo Bay since 2002, Fazl was suspected in sectarian killings of Shiite Muslims before the U.S. invasion that toppled the Taliban government in Afghanistan in 2001.

The U.S. alleges he was a top Taliban official who at one point commanded thousands of troops...WikiLeaks documents also placed him at the scene of a 2001 prison riot where CIA officer Johnny Micheal Spann was killed, though it's unclear whether Fazl was involved.

Any prisoner transfer would be part of a trust-building effort to renew peace talks next year with the Taliban that had reached a critical point before falling apart this month because of objections from Afghan President Hamid Karzai...

U.S. officials from the State Department and White House plan to continue a series of secret meetings with Taliban representatives in Europe and the Persian Gulf region next year, assuming a small group of Taliban emissaries the U.S. considers legitimate remains willing, two officials said...

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: foreignpolicy; incompetence; obama
This is just beyond the pale. Wonder how Johnny Spann's family feels about this? Why is Fazi still alive? And "trustbuilding"? Really? "Good faith"? How stupid are they? How naive? Even Karzai knows this is a truly horrible idea.
1 posted on 12/30/2011 6:59:47 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Stupid is as stupid does.


2 posted on 12/30/2011 7:00:55 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: La Lydia

3 posted on 12/30/2011 7:01:04 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: La Lydia

It’s insane that our government would be engaged in talks with insurgents.Insurgent fighters should be executed on the field,no questions asked.


4 posted on 12/30/2011 7:04:08 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: La Lydia

I don’t have any problem with transferring him to the California State Penitentiary. They’ll grind him up like a meat grinder.


5 posted on 12/30/2011 7:04:40 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: La Lydia

What? Is Joe Biden running the country while the ONE is on his Asian vacation?


6 posted on 12/30/2011 7:05:12 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: La Lydia

Another example of Obama’s “Pretty Please” policy making nice with people who want to kill us.


7 posted on 12/30/2011 7:07:41 PM PST by OrioleFan
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To: Farmer Dean

Yup. This entire plan is the work of traitors and dangerous fools.


8 posted on 12/30/2011 7:09:33 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Farmer Dean

G_D our president is so stupid. Makes me livid.


9 posted on 12/30/2011 7:11:08 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: La Lydia

Knowing Obama is an American hating Muslim, this makes perfect sense.

Stick it in Americans’ faces, let a terrorist go free, and enhance the chances of a new Taliban takeover when we finally leave that hellhole.

Look at it in the picture of our overall foreign policy of late and it all fits.

Obama should be impeached for so many things, but we have a gutless Congress once again, led by fools. Like Clinton, Obama thrives due to the cowardice of the ruling class in DC.

But don’t you go buying a 100 watt light bulb now!!!!


10 posted on 12/30/2011 7:13:58 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: exit82

I don’t need to. I have a garage full of real light bulbs. But you are right about Obama.


11 posted on 12/30/2011 7:21:15 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Obozo = Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!!!


12 posted on 12/30/2011 7:25:19 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: La Lydia
I have a garage full of real light bulbs

So did I. But they fell out of the boat when I was fishing this afternoon. Sigh.

13 posted on 12/30/2011 7:25:47 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Hang ‘em high @ Club Gitmo!Whack-a-taliban in the field!FBHO!


14 posted on 12/30/2011 7:28:10 PM PST by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: La Lydia
Not that it's worth it (it absolutely is NOT worth it)

...but this will make some very informative tv and internet commercials re ObamAyers come October 2012.

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15 posted on 12/30/2011 7:48:55 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: La Lydia

Obama can take his place. This is insane.


16 posted on 12/30/2011 8:01:54 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: La Lydia

A {expletive}ing insult to every single US soldier that sacrificed (pain, blood, even life) to make his capture possible. FUBO, FU.


17 posted on 12/30/2011 8:15:30 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: La Lydia

“U.S. Weighs Releasing Taliban Commander From Gitmo as Part of Peace Talks”

Surrender.

Appeasement.

What else could it be?


18 posted on 12/30/2011 8:35:16 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: ThunderSleeps

My first thought was seeing him spit on their graves. If he does this, if I ever see him in person, I will not throw a shoe, I will simply show him my back. He will not exist, and I will let the Commander of the Universe do with him as he pleases, and I will be singing praises all the while.


19 posted on 12/30/2011 8:57:35 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: La Lydia

How does one have peace talks with mad dogs? Like trying to treat with zombies or the crackhead who is beating you with a pipe.
The only thing they know is hate and death. This regime is riddled with so much anti American sentiments that it isnr funny.


20 posted on 12/31/2011 1:52:14 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Exactly.


21 posted on 12/31/2011 6:44:37 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Seaplaner

Yes, if the Stupid Party bothers to notice.


22 posted on 12/31/2011 6:46:05 AM PST by La Lydia
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