Skip to comments.Afghans say Taliban prisoners freed by U.S. will rejoin battle
Posted on 06/01/2014 4:34:05 PM PDT by mandaladon
KABUL (Reuters) - The release of five Taliban prisoners in exchange for a U.S. soldier has drawn criticism from some Afghans, who say the detainees are dangerous and will rekindle ties with terrorist networks to resume fighting, just as most foreign troops leave.
The men had been held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002 and were classed by the Pentagon as "high-risk" and "likely to pose a threat".
Two are also implicated in the murder of thousands of minority Shi'ite Muslims in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. military.
They were released in a swap with U.S. army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan who was flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday.
"They will definitely go back to fight, if health-wise they are able to go," said a top official at Afghanistan's spy agency, who asked to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the topic.
"They will be very dangerous people, because they have connections with regional and international terror organizations around the world."
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“if health-wise they are able to go”
I would have infected them with something dangerous and infectious before I let them go!
Why do we give these Taliban scum better health care than our veterans? Kind of perverse thinking by the Obama administration.
But, since we are dealing with muzzie barbarians, I say return the love, and kill every last one of them at Gitmo. Be done with it.
He’s not one of us.
Then they will die there
WOW NO WAY IM STUNNED STUNNED I TELL YA/SARC
But hey according to the left, these Taliban scumbags are not terrorists, just “Freedom Fighters.”
Will Obama be posing with the families of the men who were killed or had life altering wounds in the operations to capture those Taliban or the operations to find this soldier who walked away from his comrades unarmed? Those families must be feeling really special about now.
Of course they will.
Of natural causes.
I’d be willing to tell the Afghans to shove it. Their Xenophobic tribalism is one of the biggest reasons why the Taliban were not defeated.
Well..Duhhhh.Who da thunk any dif
Returned to battle?
Wasn’t that the point, really, for Obama?
It wasn’t about one pacifist deserter.
“Why do we give these Taliban scum better health care than our veterans?”
The fact is our government blatantly refuses to provide adequate health care to those whom they consider to be terrorists (i.e. our veterans).
The Taliban has already sent the five Inconspicuous Insurgent Uniforms to the Dry Cleaners. They should be clean pressed, creased, starched and delivered to Taliban international Headquarters by next Wednesday, Hump Day. Two Inconspicuous Insurgent Uniforms paid extra to have a ‘bullet holes’ motif in the Cumberbunds.
This is a dark and treasonous story foisted by Obama & company!!! Obama and the Democrats are so in panic....that anything, even treason goes. Have noted, with interest, that not many Democrat low life, rank & file have joined the Obama bandwagon on this one!!!
As my Grami used to say,”Oh My”
Mom was born in 1917
Should have chipped them and then the location of the force would be known!
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
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With ICE dumping hundreds of OTM illegals around the country and released these Taliban thugs without consent from congress....they are able to regroup now so keep your powder dry and weapons handy...Obama has loosed the hounds of war wittingly or unwittingly...he, Obama has truly put his fellow citizens in harms way. Everyone (except his apologists) agrees he should be impeached...but since he is Arab and Negro and this nation is on Politically Correct Death Watch...this community organizer will and is getting away with crimes against his country.
I would think that this is not a helpful situation for those Afghanis who supported the US initiative. They’ll still be there when we leave. They’ll have to deal with a Taliban the Obama administration has even further empowered and legitimatized with this maneuver.
So...he saved one, got headlines and in his simple mind it’s all good.
Every father of deployed soldiers just made ‘a’ list and, when casualties are cross-linked, they make ‘the’ list.
I wouldn’t be surprised a bit if by this time next year we’re hearing stories of families of AF-theater casualties being subjected to ‘unusual scrutiny’...
Pathetic, for one word...disgusting, for another.
This qualifies as an impeachable offense.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
Article 3, Section 3, Clause 1
How will the fool on the hill get of of this one? Yes, I know he will as the Rhinos have no backbone, always worried how the press will react and their standing with the socialists across the aisle. Teflon anyone?
Why else would the Muslim in Chief release them.
The next islamic terrorist attack on America will be owned by Obama.
On the bright side, these terrorists are not going to be getting the kind of high quality health care they got at Guantanamo anymore. They probably won't be getting any more gourmet Halal meals anymore either.
That'll teach 'em.
Can ordinary citizens file charges of treason against a sitting president?
Articles of impeachment?
Put a chip in them and drone them
We need to make clear that Bergdahl was a DESERTER and that no DESERTER is worth the risk of releasing 5 dangerous, blood thirsty Islamic radicals!
You know Obama would never allow that.
“I would have infected them with something dangerous and infectious before I let them go!”
Yup, shot of Midazolam, another of Ebola and put on a plane.
No judge would ever hear the case. But then again if 10 or 20 million walked into Washington with a letter for the fools on the hill, something might give. With the state of the average low info voter, that is not likely to happen. Everyone has a life. We are busy trying to put bread on the table while our elected representatives spend us into oblivion, care more for illegal tresspassers than tax-paying citizens, and refuse to follow the constitution. We are doomed. Sell everything and go to..........never mind, it will be a carbon copy of our travails wherever you go. Stay here and never give up.
Will Obama be posing with the families of the men who were killed or had life altering wounds in the operations to capture those Taliban or the operations to find this soldier who walked away from his comrades unarmed?
I had forgotten about the strange details of this case. You refreshed my memory.
We knew this before they did!
Bergdahl will also rejoin the battle.......just on the wrong side.
Yup! When they fall asleep, gas them out. Shoot them up, and tell them it looks like a spider bite. Give them some fake salve and fake antibiotics, and release them to infect their buddies! But then,,,, I’m not a nice guy,,,,
On the bright side, these terrorists are not going to be getting the kind of high quality health care they got at Guantanamo anymore.
As a matter of fact, they probably will not be receiving any type of health care in the s-hole they are going to.
I’m confident that the CIA wouldn’t miss the opportunity to embed nano-tracking chips into the rats, so that they can track them back to other nests.
Of course they will.
The Obama Admin did not even make token effort to get them to sign an agreement that they will not resume their war against the United States and the rest of the world, futile gesture that it would be.
I’m frankly surprised that Obama did not issue them an AK -47 and a stockpile of RPGs and Stinger missiles as a door prize as got off the plane from Gitmo
One of Zero’s hero’s...
While locked up with the other terrorists at Guantanamo, they had a great opportunity to make contacts and learn from each other. It’s like going off to terrorist college. Will they be getting a diploma?
If the Democrats had had their way, they’d never have stopped releasing convicted murderers like Willie Horton onto our cities’ streets so they could murder and rape more innocent victims.
Fortunately, however, Republicans like Rudy Giuliani put an end to such practices with mandatory sentencing laws, etc., which the Democrats haven’t yet been able to overturn.
In the meantime, a Democratic president has found a way to bring horror and death to innocent NON-American victims by releasing murderous Islamofascist prisoners into other countries’ cities.
Will the murder of hundreds of Afghanis at the hands of the five Taliban terrorists Obama has just released satiate Obama’s bloodlust, or will he have to release additional terrorists from time to time to keep his cruel appetites fed?
I hope we tagged these bitches with “magic dust” so that the smart bombs know where to hit.
He's doing plenty of that in Syria. US weaponry is all over the place after Libya, Syria, and trusting the Turks and Iraqis. He probably also paid the middlemen, so I think they will get a door prize.