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Secret U.S. program releases high-level insurgents in exchange for pledges of peace
Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2012 | By Kevin Sieff

Posted on 05/07/2012 9:54:49 AM PDT by huldah1776

KABUL — The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups, a bold effort to quell violence but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks. ****************** But the releases are an inherent gamble: The freed detainees are often notorious fighters who would not be released under the traditional legal system for military prisoners in Afghanistan. They must promise to give up violence — and U.S. officials warn them that if they are caught attacking American troops, they will be detained once again.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; government; military; taliban
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What can I say. Pass the aspirin?
1 posted on 05/07/2012 9:55:00 AM PDT by huldah1776
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They must promise to give up violence

"Lying to the infidel is no sin"

2 posted on 05/07/2012 9:58:40 AM PDT by grobdriver
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Releasing killers to kill again.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 9:59:12 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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Should be ...and U.S. officials warn them that if they are caught attacking American troops, they will be summarily drawn an quartered.
4 posted on 05/07/2012 10:01:15 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: grobdriver

Taqiyah... it’s mandated for muzzies.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 10:02:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: huldah1776

How many American soldiers will die at the hands of these released prisoners?

It WILL happen, that is without a doubt. I just wonder if there is any way to keep track?


6 posted on 05/07/2012 10:04:00 AM PDT by PGR88
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Hooray for us we are so .... swell

and our reward will be?


7 posted on 05/07/2012 10:05:40 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: huldah1776

They must swear to “Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye”...


8 posted on 05/07/2012 10:08:11 AM PDT by laker_dad
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a bold effort to quell violence but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks.

bold = capitulation

They must promise to give up violence — and U.S. officials warn them that if they are caught attacking American troops, they will be detained once again.

After being released without negative consequence the first time I bet the thought of re-internment is just terrifying! Poor murderers! How they hate being scolded!

“Everyone agrees they are guilty of what they have done and should remain in detention. Everyone agrees that these are bad guys. But the benefits outweigh the risks,” said one U.S. official who, like others, has had his brain scooped out and replaced with Jello pudding, (standard procedure for officials in the Obama administration). (I had to edit the ending of this sentence so that it makes sense. I'm sure this is what the author intended.)

Socialism breeds slave mentality. Free men will fight for what is right, slaves just try to avoid punishment. These slaves are now our leaders.

9 posted on 05/07/2012 10:09:12 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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Thought this was satire, but sadly our massive federal bureaucracy has spat out another policy that defies all human reason..the ‘no hitting other children, Jimmy’ as a war policy.


10 posted on 05/07/2012 10:12:21 AM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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U.S. officials warn them that if they are caught attacking American troops, they will be detained once again.

Hmmm, thinks the terrorist, I can say I will give up violence and they will let me go, or not renounce violence and rot here for who knows how long. When they do recapture me will they even know I have already agreed to the non-violence BS already?. Really tough decision. I renounce all violenece dumbarse, I mean kind infidel.

11 posted on 05/07/2012 10:13:31 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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Should be ...and U.S. officials warn them that if they are caught attacking American troops, they will be summarily drawn drone an quartered.
12 posted on 05/07/2012 10:15:08 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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Epic stupidity!


13 posted on 05/07/2012 10:15:49 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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The Compost calls it a bold effort to quell violence but it's really a moronic effort that won't work. We must have some real idiots making these stupid decisions. It is the religious duty of every moslum to lie to the enemy if it will help him kill the infidels. Where do we come up with such ass-hats?
14 posted on 05/07/2012 10:18:31 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: TexasRepublic

More like treason or a high crime and misdemeanor.


15 posted on 05/07/2012 10:29:10 AM PDT by toolman1401
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Like that is going to work. NOT!


16 posted on 05/07/2012 10:31:32 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: sportutegrl

Is a busload of them considered to be a ‘target rich environment’?


17 posted on 05/07/2012 10:31:39 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Breto
and our reward will be?

an XL IED.

18 posted on 05/07/2012 10:35:57 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Problem is, this is not accident. Its policy.

We should give them a quick trial to determine if they were “lawful combatants” under the strictest terms of the Conventions on Land Warfare. If the answer is “No,” then they go right to wall, not even back to their cell.


19 posted on 05/07/2012 10:41:22 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: huldah1776

Monty Python could have had a field day with some of this stuff.


20 posted on 05/07/2012 10:42:09 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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