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Freed Gitmo prisoners were battle-hardened Taliban commanders
Washington Post ^ | 06/01/2014 | Kevin Sieff,

Posted on 06/01/2014 6:37:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

KABUL — They were among the Taliban’s most influential commanders — five men whom the United States succeeded in removing from the battlefield.

But on Saturday, they were released from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — a deeply controversial decision that raised concerns in Kabul and Washington even as Bergdahl’s homecoming was celebrated.

One of the freed men was the head of the Taliban’s army. Another arranged for al-Qaeda trainers to visit Afghanistan. Another has been implicated by the United Nations for killing thousands of Shiite Muslims.

Although the five men have each been in prison for at least a decade, many believe they still have significant influence within the Taliban because of their contributions during the group’s formative years.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; taliban

1 posted on 06/01/2014 6:37:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

What could go wrong?


2 posted on 06/01/2014 6:39:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Personally approved by soebarkah.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 6:40:10 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Obama might broken the law, which requires the administration to notify Congress before any transfers from Guantanamo are carried out.

But what’s the point of pointing with out if you’re not going to do a damn thing about it?


4 posted on 06/01/2014 6:44:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama: “Let’s see, that’s five down, 235 to go. That’s only about two a week for the next two and a half years. I can do that between rounds of golf.”


5 posted on 06/01/2014 6:47:04 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: SeekAndFind

I've got a phone and a pen !

6 posted on 06/01/2014 6:51:34 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

ahahaha and a gun...and a very stupid looking funky old hat!

Barack has a Crush On the Taliban

Pass It Ob!


7 posted on 06/01/2014 7:08:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; norwaypinesavage

Obama might have broken the law, which requires the administration to notify Congress before any transfers from Guantanamo are carried out.

Republicans have pointed this out.

But what’s the point of pointing this out if you’re not going to do a damn thing about it?


8 posted on 06/01/2014 7:08:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

see my thread
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162367/posts


9 posted on 06/01/2014 7:13:02 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: SeekAndFind

was this for Bergdahl or was it to get Obama and his family off the hit list for the killing Osama bin Laden


10 posted on 06/01/2014 8:44:28 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How many Americans lost their lives in events leading to the eventual capture of these terrorists?


11 posted on 06/01/2014 9:29:49 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SeekAndFind

Which one is head of the VA now?


12 posted on 06/01/2014 9:45:34 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: SeekAndFind
This stinks to high heaven.
13 posted on 06/01/2014 11:17:43 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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