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In first statement since their release, 5 Taliban say theyíll adhere to conditions
McClatchy ^ | June 6, 2014 | Mohamed Salman

Posted on 06/06/2014 11:22:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

DOHA, Qatar — Five Taliban leaders freed from Guantanamo Bay under a prisoner swap deal with the United States said Friday in their first statement since arriving in Qatar that they would remain “loyal” to the conditions Qatar has set for their release.

But the statement gave no information on what those conditions were or whether there are any limitations on their freedom of movement inside Qatar. U.S. officials have said they include a one-year ban on their travel from Qatar.

"We want to assure all stakeholders that we are steadfast and loyal to the agreement between the Islamic Emirate and State of Qatar that was made specifically for our release (from Guantanamo Bay)," they said. The Islamic Emirate is what the Taliban call their government.

"We are grateful to the State of Qatar, which made sincere efforts for our release and hosted us," said the statement, which was released just after the Friday prayers in Qatar.

The message was released in Urdu, a language most Taliban leaders speak well for having studied in religious schools in Pakistan.

The statement closely tracked the contents of a Pashto-language video that the Taliban released Wednesday providing details of the exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The five thanked God, Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s advisory council and the Taliban political office in Doha for working for their freedom. Three of the men had been incarcerated at Guantanamo since the detention center opened Jan. 11, 2002. The other two arrived later that year.

“Also, we want to thank the people and all Muslims, especially those who tried to get us released or prayed for our release or expressed happiness at our release. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” the statement said....

(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; mcclatchy; mohamedsalman; obama; qatar; taliban
I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Yeah, sure they will!
1 posted on 06/06/2014 11:22:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guess they got word that their accomplice stateside needs a pr boost.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 11:26:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe the Taliban should broadcast the daily thoughts and concerns of these newly freed terrorists. They could call it “The Five-In Jihad”


3 posted on 06/06/2014 11:31:51 PM PDT by lee martell
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Thank God, this is such a big relief.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 11:32:28 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

They’ve been rehabilitated! Whoopee! Let’s give them US citizenship, sign ‘em up as Democrats, and throw in free Obamacare! /s;)


5 posted on 06/06/2014 11:36:52 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

Weren’t a few given residencies in Bermuda years ago?


6 posted on 06/06/2014 11:41:15 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m guessing obama and his admin has never heard about the internet, skype, facebook or computers. Maybe somebody in the press could write an article so at least they’ll be informed then. What a bunch of liars.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 11:41:23 PM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McClatchy? Oh yes, must be true.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 11:41:23 PM PDT by keat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Bergdahl ping


9 posted on 06/06/2014 11:45:14 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Gene Eric

‘Thank God, this is such a big relief.’

I am so happy to hear this, it is a big load..... of something off my mind.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 11:48:07 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boy, don’t I feel sheepish, here I was, all distrustful of them.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 11:49:53 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*whew* Now we don’t have to worry about them! What a relief.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 11:50:17 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe what they say as much as I believe what mac daddy says.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 11:52:10 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They may not participate by being on the battlefield, but nothing is stopping them from directing and planning from afar.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 11:57:02 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So who will make sure they adhere to those conditions?


15 posted on 06/07/2014 12:35:15 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, they’ll lay low for their year in Qatar so they have time to plan a larger attack when most of the US soldiers are out of Afghanistan.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 1:14:58 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah. I think that’s what Charles Manson said at his last parole hearing.


17 posted on 06/07/2014 1:33:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Yeah, sure they will!

I wonder if these terrorists are selling the Golden Gate Bridge too?

18 posted on 06/07/2014 1:46:57 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And those conditions are:

Get plenty of rest, get in shape, catch up with jihadists friends, learn all of the new killing techniques, then proceed to plot, plan and destroy the infidels, wherever you find them.


19 posted on 06/07/2014 2:31:43 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One would believe that Jay Carney has been hired on as a guest spokesman for the fab 5.


20 posted on 06/07/2014 3:19:01 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Jonty30

Come on Jonty30, they probably agreed not to plan other 911 Citizen attacks. Surely they will keep their word on that as well.

After all they are good lil Jihad Muslims that want to kill infidels and eradicate the Christian faith from the Holy Land.

I am so pissed i could just........., yeah.


21 posted on 06/07/2014 3:21:31 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: eartick

They will agree to the “conditions” but my guess is that will last until sunset, then it will be back to business as usual.


22 posted on 06/07/2014 4:49:11 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; John Semmens

Are you sure John didn’t write this one?


23 posted on 06/07/2014 4:57:51 AM PDT by ken in texas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In first statement since their release, 5 Taliban say they’ll adhere to conditions

They say this now, so Obama can justify the continued release of more terrorists. After Gitmo is empty, watch out world.

24 posted on 06/07/2014 5:22:53 AM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the rehabilitation worked that well, we should leave GITMO open and send more hard-core there.


25 posted on 06/07/2014 5:49:43 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone wonder if they will be invited to the White House for tea?


26 posted on 06/07/2014 5:54:57 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So we are all guilty for not taking their word for it?

What utter bull crap. They got out under deal duress, not under repent.


27 posted on 06/07/2014 6:23:15 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3164514/posts?page=1#1

The conditions may not include fighting against the u.s.; one of the 5 said he’d go back to doing just that.

See article in link above.


28 posted on 06/07/2014 7:01:21 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: WildHighlander57

Phrase should be

“....include NOT fighting against the u.s. ....”


29 posted on 06/07/2014 7:09:25 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Frank_2001
Hallelujah!
30 posted on 06/07/2014 7:51:45 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Jonty30

But but, they said they would play nice. No need to disbelieve them whatsoever.


31 posted on 06/07/2014 7:53:39 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah sure they will.


32 posted on 06/07/2014 8:51:51 AM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well they wouldn’t lie would they?


33 posted on 06/07/2014 9:16:59 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a McClatchy piece from Mohamed.. :-}

grain of salt, meet tongue


34 posted on 06/07/2014 9:45:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Of course they will.It's a well established fact that moslems would *never* lie to an infidel...or a “great satan” country.I also believe that Iran's nuke program is entirely peaceful.
35 posted on 06/07/2014 9:55:10 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: BenLurkin

With at least the one terrorist apparently changing his story dramatically, IMHO it likely has to do with keeping them from forfeiting an extra couple cool million apiece still due them under Bammy’s gifts-in-kind program, from who knows what Middle East supporters.

HF


36 posted on 06/08/2014 7:59:04 AM PDT by holden
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To: All

After we have some wild goat sex, we’ll toughen up for a few weeks and get back to the old jihad next year, is what they’re saying.


37 posted on 06/09/2014 12:01:38 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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