Skip to comments.Secret U.S. program releases high-level insurgents in exchange for pledges of peace
Posted on 05/06/2012 7:51:59 PM PDT by VanShuyten
The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups, a bold effort to quell violence but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks.
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He's also done it in such a way that not many would know about it, and he refuses to even say if he's the one who decided to do it.
"U.S. officials would not say how many detainees have been released under the program, though they said such cases are relatively rare. The program has existed for several years, but officials would not confirm exactly when it was established."
Lots more in the article.
Appeasement is always a winner when it comes to dealing with radical extremists who want to subjugate and destroy us. // sarcasm
We are so augured
This quack in the White House embraces the terrorist mooselimb cult. These people in Washington are nothing but a cluster fluge of feckless crapweamsels.
I think I get it now. Our foreign policy is being run by Monty Python.
Crap like this, Egypt handed to Islamists and Israel in jeopardy, Russia threatening to attack NATO ...
This leftist idiot Obama just might get us all killed.
Mudslimes would never lie, even though the queeranus commands them to.
Words fail me...
I don’t even think Carter was this fricking STOOPID!
Danegeld works for a while, until you run out of geld — or in this case, islamopiggies.
The monsters he releases will strike at us again one day and will never buy us any good will.
There is no changing the nature of this enemy.
Obama is a fool.
Strangest use I've ever seen of the word "bold". But hey, it's all doubleplusgood.
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This leftist idiot Obama just might get us all killed.
We’ve never been in more danger. Never.
And the Surge in Afghanistan was for what? Let’s look at the timing, from;
The leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees said Sunday they believe that the Taliban has grown stronger since President Obama sent 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in 2010.
Carter was indeed STOOPID, incompetent and naive. Obama knows what is he is doing and even scary in that he knows precisely what he is doing and destroying America in the process.
This is a fool’s errand. At best, it will be negotiating from a point of weakness in the eyes of an intractable enemy and an ineffectual and corrupt ally (i.e. Karzai and his government). At worst, it is giving aid to that enemy.
In either case, two things come immediately to mind. First and most obviously, the released prisoners will likely go right back to what they were doing before - trying to kill U.S. and allied forces, promises or not. Secondly, those that do honor their agreement are likely to do so with the intent to periodically demand concessions, aid, or other payoffs to remain “peaceful”.
However, this controversial exchange program 'has been in existence for years.'
A 100% chance of something happening is never a "risk"; it's called "a sure thing".
Appeasement is never "bold". It is always "chickensh!t".
Let's assume (yeah, I know) that there was actual thought behind this "bold" plan. What do the designers think is going to happen? Achmed is going to go back home and renounce his ingrained hatred of the "Great Satan"?
Even if he was as stupid as the crafters of this ingenious program, and was brainwashed into giving up his jihad, do they believe his fellow Muslims would listen to his pleas to stop fighting and lay down their arms??
Who's driving this @#$% bus??
People who believe this crap should watch this:
Three Things About Islam
Nobody can be this stupid.
This is just another element in Obama’s fixation on the destruction of America.
The compost says “several years.” Did Bush do this? Or are they saying it to suggest Bush did it and give cover to Obama?
How is that working out for them?
Why are our troops still over there?
More than 80% of the IEDs are homemade explosives using calcium ammonium nitrate fertilizer produced in Pakistan, said Navy Capt. Douglas Borrebach, deputy director for resources and requirements at the Pentagon’s Joint IED Defeat Organization.
...Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., met with top civilian and military leaders in Pakistan in August to urge them to stop the flow of bomb-making materials into Afghanistan. They promised to help, but did not reveal a sense of urgency, Casey told USA TODAY after the trip.
The number of U.S. soldiers who have suffered amputations in Afghanistan has increased sharply over last year as more troops move into Taliban territory, according to Army data.
...The chief cause of the injuries are improvised explosive devices or IEDs that are planted in the ground or along roads, according to the International Security Assistance Force, which oversees military operations in Afghanistan.
The number of improvised explosive devices that were cleared or detonated rose to 16,554 from 15,225, an increase of 9%, according to data obtained by USA TODAY. In 2009, total IED “events,” as they are known, came to 9,304.
Insurgent reliance on IEDs as their No. 1 weapon meant a rise in concussions and severe wounds to U.S. servicemembers who have been operating on foot to root out Taliban fighters in remote areas.
You know this is going to bite us in the a$$.
Well done Obama, you effed up the economy and now you effed up the WOT. You have earned the title President Dumb@$$. I congratulate you.
I'm suspicious of that wording. I wouldn't be surprised if the "journalist" wrote it that way to make it sound like this program was put in place by Bush. Yet it could have been done under Obama's watch, going back two or three YEARS.
I bet they are quaking in their boots, thinking about that.
I believe that passes for "offering aid and comfort to the enemy."
He has a death wish.
When reading this psychotic thinking, I just couldn't help but think, "What would Patton and Reagan think of this?" . . It's as if Obama is inviting the Taliban to attack. .
Yet it’s true that Bush did release terrorists from Gitmo who went on to work in Al Queda cells and plot terrorist attacks. The idea that our current Great Leader would still be doing this after we already know detainee releases failed under Bush is disgusting and a disgrace.
You are right.
Are these really pledges or are they absentee voter applications?
Don’t get me started on Jieddo
“Obama is a fool.”
Maybe he’s doing it to gain friends and influence people?
Looks like Obama’s going to create the excuse he needs to close GITMO; “It’s EMPTY!”
More than 2 years is “several years”. You’re correct in that it’s worded to protect Obama by implicating Bush.
We need our people out of Afghanistan NOW!
Oh, what sting?
Hey! Anybody seen the body? Anybody?
I'm afraid even your sarcasm doesn't go far enough in the case of Obama and his ilk.
The word is not "appeasement" but outright "collaboration" - for the goal is NOT "peace" and coexisting but the destruction of what he & his ilk call the "privileges" & power of America and white/non-third-world Americans. Obama's entire biography and all his past associations speak to no other purpose.
He has and will always stand with Black against White, Muslim against Christian, the 3rd World against the West, global socialism against capitalism, etc.. Everything else that Obama and his propagandists, in and out of government, tell you to the contrary are strategic lies.
What this is all about is the Obama administration demonstrating they can be a good “go along, get along” kinda outfit ....a real player in coming world government.
They are demonstrating they are “big enough” to trash the “region they rule” for the “bigger picture”. None of these parochial local sentiments.