Skip to comments.In first statement since their release, 5 Taliban say theyíll adhere to conditions
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 Talibans 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....
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Guess they got word that their accomplice stateside needs a pr boost.
Maybe the Taliban should broadcast the daily thoughts and concerns of these newly freed terrorists. They could call it “The Five-In Jihad”
Thank God, this is such a big relief.
They’ve been rehabilitated! Whoopee! Let’s give them US citizenship, sign ‘em up as Democrats, and throw in free Obamacare! /s;)
Weren’t a few given residencies in Bermuda years ago?
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.
McClatchy? Oh yes, must be true.
‘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.
Boy, don’t I feel sheepish, here I was, all distrustful of them.
*whew* Now we don’t have to worry about them! What a relief.
I believe what they say as much as I believe what mac daddy says.
They may not participate by being on the battlefield, but nothing is stopping them from directing and planning from afar.
So who will make sure they adhere to those conditions?
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.
Yeah. I think that’s what Charles Manson said at his last parole hearing.
I wonder if these terrorists are selling the Golden Gate Bridge too?
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.
One would believe that Jay Carney has been hired on as a guest spokesman for the fab 5.
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.
They will agree to the “conditions” but my guess is that will last until sunset, then it will be back to business as usual.
Are you sure John didn’t write this one?
They say this now, so Obama can justify the continued release of more terrorists. After Gitmo is empty, watch out world.
If the rehabilitation worked that well, we should leave GITMO open and send more hard-core there.
Anyone wonder if they will be invited to the White House for tea?
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.
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.
Phrase should be
“....include NOT fighting against the u.s. ....”
But but, they said they would play nice. No need to disbelieve them whatsoever.
Yeah sure they will.
Well they wouldn’t lie would they?
a McClatchy piece from Mohamed.. :-}
grain of salt, meet tongue
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.
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.