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US secretly releasing Taliban fighters, report says
FOX/NewsCore ^ | May 07, 2012

Posted on 05/07/2012 4:52:36 AM PDT by nuconvert

The US has been secretly releasing captured Taliban fighters from a detention center in Afghanistan in a bid to strengthen its hand in peace talks with the insurgent group, the Washington Post reported Monday.

The "strategic release" program of high-level detainees is designed to give the US a bargaining chip in some areas of Afghanistan where international forces struggle to exercise control, the report said.

Under the risky program, the hardened fighters must promise to give up violence and are threatened with further punishment, but there is nothing to stop them resuming attacks against Afghan and American troops.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; obama; taliban

1 posted on 05/07/2012 4:52:39 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Silly me, I thought releasing detainees (especially high level ones) would decrease one’s set of bargaining chips.
But....what do I know. After all, we’re having so much sucess with the Taliban. [/s]

Its amazing that a bunch of illiterate, pre-Medieval tribesman can make such an ass out of a Superpower.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 4:55:21 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: nuconvert

and the islamists no longer whisper nor wink, but now shout to us ... assholes!


3 posted on 05/07/2012 4:56:35 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: nuconvert

How many of our men and women died or were injured in capturing these war criminals?


4 posted on 05/07/2012 5:01:01 AM PDT by lula ( We cannot afford 4 more years of the Won!)
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To: rbg81
Its amazing that a bunch of illiterate, pre-Medieval tribesman can make such an ass out of a Superpower.

They've actually got a good record of exposing the incompetence of their foes:

Brezhnev

Andropov

Chernenko

Gorbachev

Playboy Clinton

Rambo Bush

And the current Clueless One in the White House

5 posted on 05/07/2012 5:06:07 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: rbg81

Bet the recidivism rate is akin to what we would experience if we began releasing death row inmates en masse!


6 posted on 05/07/2012 5:07:43 AM PDT by donozark (Marg Helgenberger! Wherever you are! What the hell do I do with all these DNA samples you requested?)
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To: nuconvert
...the hardened fighters must promise to give up violence and are threatened with further punishment.

Oh Yeah. Thats gonna work.

7 posted on 05/07/2012 5:10:23 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: nuconvert
Sheer Madness! Nothing good will come of it and American lives will be lost as a result.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

8 posted on 05/07/2012 5:11:40 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: nuconvert

Catch and release works well with game fish - it keeps their numbers up. Why not try it with terrorists?

9 posted on 05/07/2012 5:13:52 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: nuconvert

Surrender is never pretty and we are on our way out. Much like GWB did to Obama, Obama will hand this mess over to a Romney if he loses the election,


10 posted on 05/07/2012 5:14:30 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: nuconvert; All
Sounds like somebody knew the real reason why the Taliban is stronger before the rest of us did.
11 posted on 05/07/2012 5:15:00 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: nuconvert; Squantos; Travis McGee; Noumenon; DollyCali; Grampa Dave; soundbits; Eaker

Treacherous, traitorous bastards.

So, while our personnel are fighting and dieing against the Taliban, this admin is releasing the ones we catch...who, no doubt, despite whatever prmoises to the contrary, come back to fight and kill our people and afghan citizens.

Another but far more deadly catch and release program.

The Man who Despises America
http://www.jeffhead.com/obama-time.htm


12 posted on 05/07/2012 5:19:36 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: nuconvert

I guess the obamites figured we’d all wake up some day and notice GITMO was empty and not wonder why. and just cheer Barry when he “closed” it

I suppose the s”trategic release” deal is that these hardened jihadi sociopaths not commit mayhem againstt Americans here or abroad until “after” the US elections


13 posted on 05/07/2012 5:20:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: nuconvert

Surrender is NOT peace


14 posted on 05/07/2012 5:21:40 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: nuconvert

Obama’s election loss insurance, just in case he’s not in position to continue his destruction of America.

These terrorist will be able to attack again.


15 posted on 05/07/2012 5:22:10 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: All
Politicians on the TV Sunday and a report out Monday.
Trying to get in front of the story.
16 posted on 05/07/2012 5:27:29 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Uh,....you do realize the only reason they beat the Soviets was because we gave them Stinger missiles, right?


17 posted on 05/07/2012 5:27:49 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

You can go back further than that

“a war begun for no wise purpose, carried on with a strange mixture of rashness and timidity, brought to a close after suffering and disaster, without much glory attached either to the government which directed, or the great body of troops which waged it. Not one benefit, political or military, was acquired with this war. Our eventual evacuation of the country resembled the retreat of an army defeated”.
G.R. Gleig, 1843, British military chaplain
One of the few survivors of the first Anglo-Afghan war (defeat of Britain in Afghanistan)

Or, as Rudyard Kipling wrote in “The Young British Soldier”
..........
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.
Go, go, go like a soldier,
Go, go, go like a soldier,
Go, go, go like a soldier,
So-oldier ~of~ the Queen!
...... Rudyard Kipling


18 posted on 05/07/2012 5:28:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: nuconvert

This truly is Treason.


19 posted on 05/07/2012 5:30:20 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: nuconvert
We either have no idea how to win a war, or we don't want to win it.
It's like they have guys sitting around a table figuring out ways to make sure we are defeated.
“Hey! Here's one! Let's impose the troops to ask permission to defend themselves or take out a target!”
“HA! HA!..that's good one, maybe we should let the Taliban leaders that get captured go after a while?”
“Yeah...we'll make sure they promise to be good l’ll boys first!”
“BWAHAHAHAHAHA!”
“Think that's funny? How about if we make a bisexual,non-american, sissified Marxist as their supreme commander!”
“Yeah, yeah, then we'll fill their ranks with Homos!
Slamming the table, holding to their bellies, slurping for air as they frolic in unstoppable laughter.


20 posted on 05/07/2012 6:52:45 AM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: nuconvert

“....I will stand with islam.”

baraq hussein obama.


21 posted on 05/07/2012 6:53:49 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: rbg81
Its amazing that a bunch of illiterate, pre-Medieval tribesman...

This is exactly why they are being released. Most of them have no clue about 9/11 or international terrorism and think they are just fighting another set of invaders out to kill them.

The Bush government released many of them too.

22 posted on 05/07/2012 6:54:59 AM PDT by JimWayne
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To: rbg81
Uh,....you do realize the only reason they beat the Soviets was because we gave them Stinger missiles, right?

Most of the deaths of the Soviets happened not due to Stinger missiles but due to regular gunfire, RPGs and IEDs. The numbers went up and the Soviets withdrew.

23 posted on 05/07/2012 6:58:36 AM PDT by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne
true but, i think those numbers going up were in correlation with the number of Hind's coming down...
24 posted on 05/07/2012 7:09:08 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: JimWayne

Most of the deaths of the Soviets happened not due to Stinger missiles but due to regular gunfire, RPGs and IEDs. The numbers went up and the Soviets withdrew.


Could that be due to a lack of air cover after 1987? I remember reading that the Soviets had pretty much total control of the country by late 1986. The insurgents (there were no Taliban then) were basically restricted to the mountain tops. Then came the Stingers, which neutralized Soviet airpower and helped turn the tide.

Also, I’m sure the Soviets weren’t a big believer in “hearts and minds” counter-insurgency. In other words, they didn’t hold back.


25 posted on 05/07/2012 7:38:02 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: nuconvert

Chip and then release them. Two chips, one to monitor their whereabouts and the second to detonate when the time is right.


26 posted on 05/07/2012 9:07:30 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: nuconvert

Freeing the terrorists to have a free hand in killing OUR military. Jacka$$es.


27 posted on 05/07/2012 3:32:39 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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