Skip to comments.Mullah Omar Hails Release of 5 Top Taliban Commanders as 'Great Victory'
Posted on 06/01/2014 3:40:53 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Mullah Omar hails release of 5 top Taliban commanders as 'great victory'
Mullah Omar, the reclusive head of the Taliban, has purportedly released a statement hailing the transfer of the top five Taliban commanders from Guantanamo to Qatar. Omar says their freedom is a "great victory."
The five Taliban leaders were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since 2009.
A copy of the statement attributed to Omar has been posted on the Taliban's Urdu-language web site.
Omar thanks the government of Qatar, as well as its emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, for his help in brokering the deal and for hosting the Taliban leaders. In earlier statements, both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry similarly thanked Qatar for its assistance.
Omar offers his "heartfelt congratulations to the entire Afghan Muslim nation," including "all the mujahideen and to the families and relatives of the prisoners for this great victory."
The Taliban had demanded the release of the five commanders from Guantanamo for years. In early 2012, the Taliban announced that it had established a "political office" in Doha for the expressed purpose of securing their freedom.
In addition to Omar's statement, the Taliban has also posted pictures of the now ex-Guantanamo detainees being greeted by supporters and family members in Qatar. As The Long War Journal has previously documented, all five were closely linked to al Qaeda prior to their detention and deemed "high" risks to the US, its interests, and its allies, according to leaked Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) threat assessments.
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Let’s send the blind guy Hamzi(?) back too,, with an implant
Along with Lynne Stewart.
Hagel: This prisoner swap might produce peace negotiations with the Taliban
Does Bammy have his eye out for coz 0mar?
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it is we lost in the long game
Obama has set a deadly precedent imho...... trade GI’s errr deserters for PLO errrr Taliban.
just my opinion.
This is something else.
Yes, do they cut off your head or crucify you? You become very peaceful after these negotiations.
Sura (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"
Sura (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
So all the criticism of Bush for not getting OBL, but Obama skates for not getting Mullah Omar.
Spiking the football.
...or goat carcass in this case
He forgot to that his muzzie brother Hussein and the compliant infidel Heinz-Kerry.
Sounds looney tunes to me
Tho I always wondered what being a one eyed Jack would be like. ;-)
I don’t know what’s worse, our embarrassing foreign policy, or the fact that many Americans are too hooked on their free abortions, homosexual marriage, EBT cards, and other tax payer funded bennies to care.
1.pacification of potentially hostile nation: the political strategy of pacifying a potentially hostile nation in the hope of avoiding war, often by granting concessions
2.grant of concessions: an attempt to stop complaints or reduce difficulties by making concessions
synonyms: conciliation · pacification · accession · mollification · placation · concession
// Mullah Omar, the reclusive head of the Taliban, has purportedly released a statement hailing the transfer of the top five Taliban commanders from Guantanamo to Qatar. Omar says their freedom is a “great victory.” //