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Secret U.S. program releases high-level insurgents in exchange for pledges of peace
Washington Post ^ | kevin Sieff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanistanpeace; appeasement; catchandrelease; obamasfault; obamateur; peaceforprisoners; releaseterrorists; taliban
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To: Names Ash Housewares

“Obama is a fool.”

Maybe he’s doing it to gain friends and influence people?


41 posted on 05/06/2012 11:29:55 PM PDT by Nacho Bidnith
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To: VanShuyten

Looks like Obama’s going to create the excuse he needs to close GITMO; “It’s EMPTY!”


42 posted on 05/06/2012 11:48:55 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: doug from upland

More than 2 years is “several years”. You’re correct in that it’s worded to protect Obama by implicating Bush.


43 posted on 05/06/2012 11:51:05 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Billthedrill
But next time, they get the COMFY CHAIR!

We need our people out of Afghanistan NOW!

44 posted on 05/07/2012 2:29:21 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: VanShuyten

Blame Bush.


45 posted on 05/07/2012 3:01:36 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: VanShuyten
OK...here is how it is.

We are at war with these s.o.b.'s.

The mission is is to kill as many of these s.o.b.'s as possible.

Is that not clear?
46 posted on 05/07/2012 3:02:56 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: VanShuyten
Don't tell me. It's another 'sting' like Fast and Furious....

Oh, what sting?

47 posted on 05/07/2012 3:46:57 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: edpc
The operation to kill bin Laden was a so-called 'gutsy call' by the CiC...

Hey! Anybody seen the body? Anybody?

48 posted on 05/07/2012 4:00:21 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: vox_freedom
"Appeasement is always a winner when it comes to dealing with radical extremists who want to subjugate and destroy us."

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.

49 posted on 05/07/2012 4:13:47 AM PDT by drpix
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To: VanShuyten

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.


50 posted on 05/07/2012 4:19:23 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: vox_freedom

Opening sentence, emphasis mine....” 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.”

I was going to make the observation that it sure hasn’t worked, but then, like you my FRiend, I realized that in fact, it has, and IS working extraordinarily well : |

The most recent evidence can be found here, on the prayer threads for Justin Lansford, and Travis Mills. Two young warriors who, with their friends and families, are paying the price for 0’s “bold” strategy.

It is well past time to bring them home, and draw up charges of treason against this sitting _resident.

May God guide our course.
Tatt


51 posted on 05/07/2012 4:45:07 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Billthedrill; All

Ya know if it wasn’t suicidal and treasonous, it’d be damn funny. Don’t know what to say.


52 posted on 05/07/2012 5:04:06 AM PDT by farlander (Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum. Sic Semper Tyrannis!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Seeing how AMERICAN DIED capturing these "insurgents", YES, IT IS TREASON !!!

Pissed Off is not a good way to start off my monday.

53 posted on 05/07/2012 5:17:06 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
TREASON!!

2nd, you do realize that at that level of this Administration, 'treason' is just another option for international diplomacy. They don't care what you call it. Their ends justify the means. And worse still, his supporters (including and outside media) feel the same way.

54 posted on 05/07/2012 5:27:52 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: VanShuyten

Elections have consequences, but the people keep believing in magic. That somehow a politician really can create something from nothing.


55 posted on 05/07/2012 5:31:54 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: VanShuyten

According to the left, these people commit acts of violence because of Western Exploitation.

Hollywood,Academia and the rest of the left firmly believe this to be factual.


56 posted on 05/07/2012 5:46:09 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Obama is a Fool ?

I think not, Evil Genius is more like it, they will call this one the "Fast and Facetious" gunnerwalker operation,

on release, Obame will give each "Arab Sprout" a sniper rifle, crate of ammo and GPS location of our troops

57 posted on 05/07/2012 7:27:33 AM PDT by KTM rider
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To: VanShuyten

I hope they at least secretly implanted a GPS tracker in their buttocks.


58 posted on 05/07/2012 7:29:39 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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TEA Party On!

Donate here!

We have some elections to win!



59 posted on 05/07/2012 7:52:29 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: VanShuyten; All

Only one of two things going on here....this White House is full of fools OR they are the enemy. You guess which.


60 posted on 05/07/2012 8:48:17 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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