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Mullah Omar Hails Release of 5 Top Taliban Commanders as 'Great Victory'
The Long war Journal - A Project of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies ^ | June 1, 2014 | Thomas Joscelyn

Posted on 06/01/2014 3:40:53 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Mullah Omar - Pride of Pashtuns

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; barackobama; bergdahl; greatvictory; islam; johnkerry; muhammadsminions; mullahomar; muslims; pow; taliban
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1 posted on 06/01/2014 3:40:53 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Let’s send the blind guy Hamzi(?) back too,, with an implant


2 posted on 06/01/2014 3:42:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Along with Lynne Stewart.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 3:42:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER; NormsRevenge

Hagel: This prisoner swap might produce peace negotiations with the Taliban
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3162493/posts


5 posted on 06/01/2014 3:43:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: DogByte6RER

6 posted on 06/01/2014 3:44:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Does Bammy have his eye out for coz 0mar?


7 posted on 06/01/2014 3:44:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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8 posted on 06/01/2014 3:45:20 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DogByte6RER

it is we lost in the long game


9 posted on 06/01/2014 3:45:37 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: DogByte6RER

Obama has set a deadly precedent imho...... trade GI’s errr deserters for PLO errrr Taliban.

just my opinion.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 3:47:11 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: musicman
Appeasement means thinking you can buy them off.

This is something else.

11 posted on 06/01/2014 3:48:14 PM PDT by Salman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hagel: This prisoner swap might produce peace negotiations with the Taliban

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"

12 posted on 06/01/2014 3:48:38 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: DogByte6RER

So all the criticism of Bush for not getting OBL, but Obama skates for not getting Mullah Omar.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 3:49:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Spiking the football.

...or goat carcass in this case


14 posted on 06/01/2014 3:50:02 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: DogByte6RER

He forgot to that his muzzie brother Hussein and the compliant infidel Heinz-Kerry.


15 posted on 06/01/2014 3:50:33 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Soon, "the grateful dead" will be more than just the name of a crap band...)
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To: FatherofFive

Sounds looney tunes to me

Tho I always wondered what being a one eyed Jack would be like. ;-)


16 posted on 06/01/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 3:51:12 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Salman
Definition of appeasement (n) Bing Dictionary ap·pease·ment [ ə péezmənt ]

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


18 posted on 06/01/2014 3:53:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DogByte6RER
"The five Taliban leaders were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the deserted his post and joined the Taliban since 2009."
19 posted on 06/01/2014 4:00:04 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: dead

// 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.” //


20 posted on 06/01/2014 4:06:45 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: DogByte6RER

Watch this while I rip down your southern wall. The invasion has begun.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 4:17:47 PM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Mullah Omar’s “Great Victory” = Obama’s delusional/treasonous foreign policy success


22 posted on 06/01/2014 4:25:25 PM PDT by wtd
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To: DogByte6RER

If ever there was an appropriate quote from Churchill, it is this: “ I will begin by saying what everybody would like to ignore or forget but which must nevertheless be stated, namely, that we have sustained a total and unmitigated defeat”


23 posted on 06/01/2014 4:32:27 PM PDT by rotstan
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To: DogByte6RER

Mullah Omar Hails Release of 5 Top Taliban Commanders as ‘Great Victory’


Because it was a great victory for them in a sense because they liberated important commanders.

In another sense, it was not even a victory at all because the concept of victory is winning a struggle against an adversary or adversity.

It is hard to declare a victory when your “adversary” (ie the Obama Administration) is on your side and is all too eager and happy to accommodate you and provide the necessary aid in your struggle.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 4:55:52 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: DogByte6RER

Maybe they’ll send some of the good stuff along with their thank-you note to Obama.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 4:56:31 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

In other words, we have released 6 people that hate America.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 4:56:56 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: DogByte6RER

And the Quisling MSM have already lined up to face the East and praise His Arrogance and his great wisdom.


27 posted on 06/01/2014 6:00:21 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (If you lined up the best and brightest of this administration, you'd just have a string of dim bulbs)
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To: DogByte6RER

Mullah Baraq also claims it as a great victory.


28 posted on 06/01/2014 6:22:06 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: DogByte6RER; dead

What? No Dead check in?


29 posted on 06/01/2014 9:15:26 PM PDT by newbie 10-21-00
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