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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: 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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To: ColdOne; All

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!
Col West?
Marco?
Demint?
ANYBODY OUT THERE?????????????????


61 posted on 05/07/2012 9:35:22 AM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: VanShuyten

Bump


62 posted on 05/07/2012 9:49:21 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: VanShuyten

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?


63 posted on 05/07/2012 10:25:38 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: VanShuyten

“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!


64 posted on 05/07/2012 10:36:22 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: lonevoice

ping


65 posted on 05/07/2012 12:20:03 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

What could possibly go wrong?


66 posted on 05/07/2012 12:49:29 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: VanShuyten

Did Eric Holder provide firearms as a going-away gift?


67 posted on 05/07/2012 12:57:09 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: VanShuyten

This administration is either extremely naive, unbelievably dumb or calculating and evil.

Of course, none of those are mutually exclusive when talking about Obama.


68 posted on 05/07/2012 12:59:07 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: VanShuyten

I have no problem with the US releasing these bad guys if the altitude is high enough.


69 posted on 05/07/2012 3:16:25 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Billthedrill
"I think I get it now. Our foreign policy is being run by Monty Python. "

Wink wink nod nod I think your right.

70 posted on 05/07/2012 5:52:39 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: VanShuyten

71 posted on 05/07/2012 6:04:28 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: VanShuyten
This sounds a lot like the system in the Civil War and in 1800s Europe for returning enemy prisoners.

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.

http://www.civilwarhome.com/parole.htm

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.

72 posted on 05/08/2012 2:04:42 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: VanShuyten

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:

http://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/921/c5778993-3182-4b5b-bf69-bf36fb7a924c.jpg

http://www.bartondatabase.info/showmedia.php?mediaID=181

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.


73 posted on 05/08/2012 2:29:13 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: VanShuyten

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.


74 posted on 05/08/2012 2:49:12 PM PDT by dervish (female candidates: the last frontier)
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To: Son House

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.


75 posted on 05/08/2012 3:46:43 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: VanShuyten

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..


76 posted on 05/08/2012 11:24:08 PM PDT by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: VanShuyten

What a dam*ed fool.


77 posted on 05/11/2012 7:03:35 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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