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!