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Their 9/11 Role - The Taliban Five are even worse than you’ve heard.
The Weekly Standard ^ | June 13, 2014 | THOMAS JOSCELYN

Posted on 06/13/2014 4:51:05 AM PDT by don-o

One of the five senior Taliban leaders transferred to Qatar in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl played a key role in al Qaeda’s plans leading up to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Mohammad Fazl, who served as the Taliban’s army chief of staff and deputy defense minister prior to his detention at Guantánamo, did not have a hand in planning the actual 9/11 hijackings. Along with a notorious al Qaeda leader, however, Fazl did help coordinate a military offensive against the enemies of the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan the day before. And Osama bin Laden viewed that September 10 offensive as an essential part of al Qaeda’s 9/11 plot.

The 9/11 Commission found that the hijackings in the United States on September 11, 2001, were the culmination of al Qaeda’s three-step plan. First, on September 9, 2001, al Qaeda assassinated Northern Alliance commander Ahmed Shah Massoud in a suicide bombing. Massoud’s death was a major gift to the Taliban because he was their chief rival and still controlled parts of the country. The assassination was also intended to weaken opposition to the Taliban and al Qaeda within Afghanistan before the United States could plan its retaliation for the most devastating terrorist attack in history. The Northern Alliance did, in fact, play a role in America’s response.

The following day, September 10, al Qaeda and the Taliban took their second step.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; alqaeda; bergdahl; binladen; obamacrimes; obamaforeignpolicy; obamascandals; osama; taliban; talibanfive; waronterror
Some interesting connecting of dots. I seriously question if ANYONE in The Regime was aware of this.
1 posted on 06/13/2014 4:51:05 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Oh I bet they were.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 4:52:38 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: don-o

“Some interesting connecting of dots. I seriously question if ANYONE in The Regime was aware of this.”

Why give the regime that hates all that America stands for the benefit of the doubt?


3 posted on 06/13/2014 4:54:34 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Good point. My comment could have been better stated as - The Regime chose to IGNORE these known facts.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 4:56:34 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Don’t forget, the Kenyan regime also tried to get 911 architect Khalid Sheik Mohammed freed. Remember the regimes fanatical insistence that KSM be tried in New York city as a US citizen with full constitutional rights? Because they knew damn well a Judge would have to throw out the case. This is a regime that has tried to free terrorists since day one, literally. His first day in office January 20th 2009, the very first thing he did was trying to close Gitmo. Above everything else, that was his #1 priority. What we got here is not a POTUS but and Islamic enemy agent, and Congress damn well knows it too but being the pussies they are they refuse to do anything about it.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 4:58:19 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Remember the regimes fanatical insistence that KSM be tried in New York city as a US citizen with full constitutional rights?

Yes, I do, and it's also a reason I believe the regime will grant amnesty to every last illegal currently mustered on the border. They believe that if you've set your feet on our soil, you're a citizen, and they're going to enforce their will on us much the same way they have with every other EO Obama's signed.

The tragedy here is that there's literally no one doing anything to stop this. No one in Congress, no one in the military, no one.

6 posted on 06/13/2014 5:02:15 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: don-o

Nothing surprises me anymore.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 5:03:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: don-o

Obama CHEERED when the 911 Atrocities were on.

Americans will die from this.
But then they did even as far back
as sfter Fast&Furious
... when the US Congress did nothing.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 5:04:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: rarestia
The tragedy here is that there's literally no one doing anything to stop this. No one in Congress, no one in the military, no one.

I know. You think of movies and novels and what would happen next, and surely some hero is going to come riding to the rescue.

9 posted on 06/13/2014 5:07:11 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

When Obama won in November, 2008, I told my friends ‘now all our enemies will know all our secrets’. This Regime knows EVERYTHING. It is only the gullible and naïve (and those who agree with what they’re doing) that always give them the benefit of the doubt.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 5:09:59 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: originalbuckeye

I did revise and extend my remark in post 4.


11 posted on 06/13/2014 5:14:09 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Obama picked an Attorney General, who previously defended terrorists in private practice and also submitted Amicus briefs.

Holder withheld some of this info from the Judiciary Committee. But nothing happens to him.

http://www.redstate.com/diary/jeffdunetz/2010/03/15/why-eric-holder-is-hiding-his-record-of-defending-terrorist/

12 posted on 06/13/2014 5:15:58 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: don-o
From the article on 2nd page,

It is true that Fazl and his Taliban colleagues have not directly planned 9/11-style attacks on the United States.

That's an interesting twist that makes this "news" fair and balanced.
13 posted on 06/13/2014 5:16:13 AM PDT by heyheyhey
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To: don-o

Nope. Fiction is exactly that. The reality is that Solzhenitsyn’s review of the communist revolution in Russia is a more accurate description of how the people cower to power. The current leviathan in DC knows that and is using it to impart their version of terror on the American people.

It doesn’t hurt yet, but it’s coming.


14 posted on 06/13/2014 5:16:28 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: don-o
Northern Alliance commander Ahmed Shah Massoud

I remember him, clearly.

I had been reading about him and heard about his murder THEN the events of 9/11 occurred.

Concurrent with his murder as I recall, there had been a systematic destruction of ancient, religions carvings in Afghanistan.

I guess no one in the US intelligence community knew the price of a cup of coffee in Afghanistan.... do any of them even read the fact sheets?

15 posted on 06/13/2014 5:16:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: don-o

if the 5 didn’t pose a threat to the ussa,then why were they detained in the first place, and why were they still at gitmo, and why did the taliban specifically name these 5... keep in mind they were sent to qatar... the same country where the ussa is training the al queda and isis forces.. yes the same isis that turned to iraq... and now obumbler wants to make a deal with iran to send in shia fighters from iran (hezbollah and recall the sadr army) to fight the isis... IS THIS IN ANY WAY RESEMBLING A FOREIGN POLICY OR IS OBUMBLER AND JARRETT AND BRENNAN AND KERRY THE REST OF THE BRAIN DEAD CREW LETTING A BROWNIAN MOVEMENT OF FORCES RUN AMUCK... look its really simple... Obumbler is ONE OF THEM. HE IS A TRAITOR AND A COWARD..surrounded by useful idiots... He has done more to sustain al queda and affiliates than bin laden ever did.. He arms and funds them through proxies QATAR and TURKEY being two of them..as well as direct funding in Syria and Lybia and Egypt. Recall the $1.6 billion he sent to Morsi and also recall Morsi had representatives at the Benghazi Ambassador kidnap/murder, plus the intel intercepts of the telcons between the terrorists in Benghazi and al queda. Plus Al Zawahiri called for an attack in Lybia to revenge the drone attack that killed the Al Lybi al qeda #3 at the time... It all leads right back to Obumbler.. His approach is ambivalent but al queda is booming as a result... Giving up a TRAITOR for 5 TERRORISTS makes absolutely no sense except it benefits al queda and the taliban, who are now threatening pakistan ... that has nukes..


16 posted on 06/13/2014 5:34:20 AM PDT by zzwhale
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To: don-o

“You think of movies and novels and what would happen next, and surely some hero is going to come riding to the rescue.”

Help is on the way...

http://www.patburt.com/


17 posted on 06/13/2014 5:39:23 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: don-o

Remember when Michelle said “All this for a flag” at a 9-11 remeberance?
It shows that these two have no love for Americans.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 5:40:16 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: don-o

0bama is the worst of them all as he has the power.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 5:48:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

TREASON!!!!!!!


20 posted on 06/13/2014 5:54:47 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: don-o
I heard Oliver North on a radio program the other day say that Bergdahl was held by the Haqqani network and not the Taliban. If there was a demand for a prisoner swap it would have involved Haqqani members and NOT Taliban. North claimed that the only thing the captors wanted was $100,000 and the issue of a prisoner swap was actually initiated by the Obama administration.

If this is true these are the most awful, despicable and damnable actions taken by this regime.

21 posted on 06/13/2014 5:58:00 AM PDT by nitzy
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To: rarestia

Yeah like my brother says it’s a perfect storm that developed: We have an Islamic enemy agent in the White house at the same time that Congress is unwilling to do anything about it, so you have this nut running amok like a bull in a China shop absolutely obliterating every single last thing related to this country. I blame it on the low IQ low info voters who put this punk and this Congress into office in the first place: Every single congressman, Senator that is quiet about this punk ass needs to be removed from office ASAP because they are just as culpable. This is not about party lines, this about our country being attacked and destroyed by an Islamic enemy agent who should have never been elected into office in the first place.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 6:44:20 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping!


23 posted on 06/13/2014 7:13:41 AM PDT by grundle
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To: nitzy

The Wikileaks doc mentions the Haqqanis just wanted cash early on.

My guess is that Obama & Company brought up the Obama 5 as part of the deal just to empty Gitmo. They’ve already said they see the Taliban as ‘part of the fabric’ of society in that region.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 7:20:52 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: don-o

General observation: Why is it remotely logical to expect a hero when people have screamed for lesser evils?

With rare exception we elect the lowest common denominator. Last election was filled with cries of lesser evil/no matter what. And now people expect heroes? NOW people wait for Lancelot, the charger and the gleaming armor?

We were told by our own that purists were bad and now people want the pure hero to rise. We were told principle did not matter and now that it’s dark, we want the light of principle to shine brightly.

Actions have consequences. The next time Romney or his clone appears on the ballot, folks should remember that.


25 posted on 06/13/2014 9:16:40 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: don-o
I seriously question if ANYONE in The Regime was aware of this.

There are people in the CIA and Pentagon and State who know, because it's their job to know. Whether that knowledge was ever seen by the national security "dudes" in the WH is another question. However, even if it was known, I doubt it would have troubled Bammy greatly, or have caused him to act differently.

26 posted on 06/13/2014 9:24:14 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

It wasnt just seen. It was criteria for selection.


27 posted on 06/13/2014 9:26:13 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: don-o

I’d like to know who is going to be held accountable if any of these five kills, or becomes part of a plot to kill americans.


28 posted on 06/13/2014 9:42:08 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (liberalism is a cancer that has spread everywhere, even to the republican party)
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To: Cubs Fan

I’d like to know who is going to be held accountable if any of these five kills, or becomes part of a plot to kill americans.


That would be the fault of George W. Bush, the Koch brothers, Halliburton and the TEA Party.

Any questions?


29 posted on 06/13/2014 9:43:40 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: don-o

Bin Laden and the Taliban were linked in 2001. Bin Laden was, for a while, a leader in their organization, something I think Obama and his cronies have forgotten.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 9:50:56 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: SMARTY
I'm trying to find the original UPI World source link for this article which posted in Free Republic 13 years ago.

BIN LADEN SELECTED AS TALIBAN COMMANDER IN CHIEF

Foreign Affairs News Keywords: TALIBAN, BIN LADEN
Source: UPI World
Posted on 08/30/2001 18:37:41 PDT by BlueDogDemo
Thursday, 30 August 2001 9:58 (ET)
https://web.archive.org/web/20020227022338/http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b8eea651c21.htm
31 posted on 06/13/2014 10:11:18 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: All
The article at FreeRepublic, originally at link http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b8eea651c21.htm has since been deleted.
32 posted on 06/13/2014 10:20:04 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: prairiebreeze

mark for later


33 posted on 06/13/2014 6:35:07 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: nitzy
Whoa...,.that's interesting... And believable
34 posted on 06/13/2014 6:43:17 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: don-o

You question if anyone in the Regime knew?

Why…? You trust this regime?


35 posted on 06/14/2014 4:01:26 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Post 4


36 posted on 06/14/2014 4:27:10 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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