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Taliban's Mullah Omar celebrates prisoner-swap 'victory'
BBC News ^
| June 1, 2014
Posted on 06/01/2014 5:47:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has issued a rare public statement hailing the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held US soldier as a "big victory".
Mullah Omar, who has made no public appearances or speeches since fleeing Afghanistan in 2001 when US-led forces toppled the Taliban after the 9/11 attacks in the US, said: "I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the entire Afghan Muslim nation."
Sources close to the Taliban say that the deal took so long to negotiate because of a US desire to widen the scope of the talks. They say that this precise deal was on the table three years ago, but the negotiations failed because the US wanted to extend the talks into areas beyond a prisoner swap.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; 911; afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; duplicate; freepmuch; gitmo; leadingfrombehind; taliban; terrorism
He is right, this was a huge victory for them
posted on 06/01/2014 5:49:55 PM PDT
(Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
posted on 06/01/2014 5:50:31 PM PDT
(DONATE. DON'T DUPLICATE.)
There should be no negotiation if we won. We won the war ......... but then the liberal politicians took over.
Obama just likes to prove he’s a freakin’ traitorous idiot.
posted on 06/01/2014 5:54:09 PM PDT
the queer-in-chief is unfamiliar with the word “victory”
posted on 06/01/2014 5:54:34 PM PDT
(America needs more real Americans.)
As if the 20,000 MANPADS, open borders,
freed terrorists and Colebombers, sarin and SAMS
were not enough for the ENEMY of the American people.
I’m sure Barry is celebrating too.
posted on 06/01/2014 6:09:27 PM PDT
by Old Yeller
(Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
posted on 06/01/2014 6:11:23 PM PDT
(Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
Of course it’s a victory for them. Wonder if they promised Ohomo he could be head of the organization when ol’ Omar bites the big one.
posted on 06/01/2014 6:17:21 PM PDT
by Some Fat Guy in L.A.
(Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
Obama would make a great professional league GM.
posted on 06/01/2014 6:18:29 PM PDT
King Barry bends.....Forward for the Taliban.
Why is he still alive?
I asked myself that very question just before clicking on the thread, and the best answer I can come up with is that "the war in Afghanistan" is largely a proxy war with Pakistan, and becomes of that, enemy combatants find succor within the borders of Pakistan, a country we are supposedly at peace with. In Germany we just rounded up nazis since there were few places to go. This is more like Vietnam where the real instigator was China.
posted on 06/01/2014 6:37:51 PM PDT
I see more POW's in our future.
These guys are going to go hunting for them now.
Bathhouse Barry gives aid and comfort to the enemy.
posted on 06/01/2014 7:25:04 PM PDT
(O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
posted on 06/01/2014 8:19:47 PM PDT
(In memory of Past Your Eyes.)
Isn’t there a drone with his name on it?
posted on 06/01/2014 9:36:30 PM PDT
(If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
posted on 06/02/2014 6:33:08 AM PDT
(He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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