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5 Taliban detainees to be transferred out of Guantanamo prison (Obama's "Apology Tour" continues)
msnbc ^ | 3/10/2012 | Reuters

Posted on 03/10/2012 6:09:51 AM PST by tobyhill

Five Taliban detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison have agreed to be transferred to Qatar, a move Afghanistan believes will boost a nascent peace process, President Hamid Karzai's spokesman said on Saturday.

The transfer idea is part of U.S. efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table to avoid prolonged instability in Afghanistan after foreign combat troops leave the country at the end of 2014.

"We are hopeful this will be a positive step towards peace efforts," Karzai's spokesman Aimal Faizi told Reuters, adding the Taliban detainees would be re-united with their families in Qatar if the transfer takes place.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; gitmo; guantanamo; karzai; obama; taliban

1 posted on 03/10/2012 6:09:57 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Why not just let them walk ?


2 posted on 03/10/2012 6:13:34 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: tobyhill
Prediction: one of these five taliban will meet with Karzi, and have a bomb in his turban.

5.56mm

3 posted on 03/10/2012 6:21:30 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Hey...wait a minute! Didn’t the great leader, nobama, say that guantanamo would be closed by 2010???? Wha’ happened? nobama lies?


4 posted on 03/10/2012 6:29:09 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: tobyhill

Idiots.
And I can’t firgure out if Karzai is suicidal or so full of himself, that he thinks he’s immortal.
Once the Taliban are allowed to gain any power, they will kill him the first chance they get.


5 posted on 03/10/2012 6:37:52 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tobyhill
nascent: Just coming into existence; as a baby; see: naive.
6 posted on 03/10/2012 6:44:16 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (There is life after FR.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Well, Barack is doing that, in Qatar. Or you mean into the ocean or Cuba from Gitmo?


7 posted on 03/10/2012 6:54:32 AM PST by raccoonnookkeeper
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To: raccoonnookkeeper

Yes.
Let em walk...


8 posted on 03/10/2012 7:11:15 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: tobyhill

But how will this transfer effect the teams in the Gitmo Terrorist International Soccer League? They were hoping to field some strong teams in their brand new $750,000 soccer facility. /sarc


9 posted on 03/10/2012 7:27:02 AM PST by Starboard
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To: tobyhill
The Taliban detainees are seen by some U.S. officials as among the most dangerous inmates at Guantanamo...

Among the prisoners who may be sent to Qatar is Mohammed Fazl, a "high-risk" detainee alleged to be responsible for the killing of thousands of minority Shi'ite Muslims between 1998 and 2001.

They also include Noorullah Noori, a former senior military commander; Abdul Haq Wasiq, a former deputy intelligence minister; and Khairullah Khairkhwa, a former interior minister."

Our CIC is either unfathomably stupid, completely insane, or working for the opposition.

10 posted on 03/10/2012 7:32:35 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

“Our CIC is either unfathomably stupid, completely insane, or working for the opposition”

Bingo! 3 of 3 in the 10-ring!


11 posted on 03/10/2012 8:02:57 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: dead

“Mohammed Fazl, a “high-risk” detainee alleged to be responsible for the killing of thousands of minority Shi’ite Muslims”

Only 5% of Qatar citizens are Shi’a. So the mutts will probably “escape” from prison. I was thinkin’ that if the country was mostly Shi’ite, they might not have a good time in prison.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 8:26:09 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: tobyhill
Five Taliban detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison have agreed to be transferred to Qatar.

Since when do prisoners get to choose where they will be held?

13 posted on 03/11/2012 12:15:53 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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