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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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.
Ya know if it wasn’t suicidal and treasonous, it’d be damn funny. Don’t know what to say.
Pissed Off is not a good way to start off my monday.
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.
Elections have consequences, but the people keep believing in magic. That somehow a politician really can create something from nothing.
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.
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
I hope they at least secretly implanted a GPS tracker in their buttocks.
Only one of two things going on here....this White House is full of fools OR they are the enemy. You guess which.
And where is the outrage from the GOP “leaders” in COngress?
(crickets)’I do not know which pisses me off more...the actions of this Idiotin chief,l or the SILENCE from the Republicans!
ANYBODY OUT THERE?????????????????
Even if the released insurgents keep their word about not directly attacking US forces, what job skills do they have? If they instead become instructors for jihadis in Pakistan’s training camps, have we gained anything?
“They must promise to give up violence and U.S. officials warn them that if they are caught attacking American troops, they will be detained once again.”
Now go away or I will taunt you a second time!
What could possibly go wrong?
Did Eric Holder provide firearms as a going-away gift?
This administration is either extremely naive, unbelievably dumb or calculating and evil.
Of course, none of those are mutually exclusive when talking about Obama.
I have no problem with the US releasing these bad guys if the altitude is high enough.
Wink wink nod nod I think your right.
Soldiers from the “other side” were released on condition that, once released, they would no longer fight in the war. If they were caught fighting again, they were supposed to be executed or otherwise severely punished.
It didn't work very well in the Civil War, either. Read this link — the practice in the South became to put “paroled” Southern troops back into the fight, but on a different battlefield where they probably would not be recognized if recaptured.
I have trouble seeing how this parole system would work in Afghanistan any better than in did during the Civil War, but I'm not sure I want to say it's treason when a century and a half ago it was standard practice in the United States.
Here are some links to parole documents signed by Confederate soldiers in which they promised not to take up arms again against the United States:
Again, I’m not defending the decision — paroles didn’t work very well during the Civil War, either — merely pointing out that this is not a new practice.
Typical of Obama. He can’t close Gitmo because of Congress and public opinion so he circumvents the process secretly.
He is the most dangerous president in US history.
I think the only reason they are producing that fertilizer in Pakistan, is because the West taught the Pakistanis how to use fertilizer for high-yield agriculture in order to save them from famine a few decades ago. Now, they turn a tool of goodwill we gave them into a tool of war against us. No good deed goes unpunished I guess.
Here’s a solution that will ultimately solve the problem. As we capture any insurgents that are not killed in the act of capturing them, tell the taliban and al qaeda that for every American servicemember or civilian contractor killed by terrorists, five insurgents will be executed. Bomb a market or blow up a tank, we tactically nuke your training camps and villages with populations that are sympathetic to your cause... If it continues we will nuke Mecca..
What a dam*ed fool.