Skip to comments.Daughter of Slain CIA Agent Fumes As the 'American Taliban' Is Set for Release
Posted on 05/22/2019 3:06:42 PM PDT by Kaslin
U.S. forces captured Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh, a California-born man named the "American Taliban" in the Afghanistan invasion in 2001, just months after the September 11 terror attacks. He is reportedly responsible for the murder of CIA paramilitary officer Johnny Mike Spann. Spann had been questioning Lindh at a prison, when his fellow prisoners staged a bloody revolt. Now, at age 38, Lindh is being released from federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana after serving 17 years of his 20-year sentence. He's reportedly earned his freedom due to "good behavior" and will be on probation for three years.
The conditions of Lindh's release require he undergo mental health counseling and refrain from using certain technology. He will also be banned from traveling outside the U.S. without the court's consent.
Yet, according to the National Counterterrorism Center, Lindh continued his terrorist ways for some time.
As of May 2016, John Walker Lindh (USPER) who is scheduled to be released in May 2019 after being convicted of supporting the Taliban continued to advocate for global jihad and to write and translate violent extremist texts.
He has also failed to renounce his terrorist ideology.
Spann's daughter Alison was only nine when her father became the first American to be killed in combat in Afghanistan. In March she appealed to President Trump to keep him behind bars, and on Tuesday she re-shared the letter.
I wrote this letter to @POTUS asking that the early release of John Walker Lindh be stopped. Hes going to be released on May 23, despite reports that he has continued to advocate for global jihad. This is not a reformed prisoner... pic.twitter.com/HVOryefVIE Alison Spann (@newsgirlalison) May 21, 2019
"I feel his early release is a slap in the face - not only to my father and my family, but for every person killed on September 11th, their families, the U.S. military, U.S. intelligence services, families who have lost loved ones to this war and the millions of Muslims worldwide who don't support radical extremists," Spann wrote.
Should have been life without parole....not 20 years.
I luv the muppet in the pic next to him.
Looks like Taliban Burt!
I’m not sure this is up to him. I believe it is only up to the parole board...I could be mistaken.
Never the less. He does not deserve to be released.
IIRC, he killed the CIA officer with his teeth.
Should be considered a POW in a war they declared. Let him go when it’s over.
We used to hang traitors.
He should have been hanged.
Bastard enemy islamist traitor.
it's not up to the President, and there is no longer any Parole Board in the federal system. If a convict is not written up for violating prison rules, he automatically gets 15% off his sentence.
They never should have brought him back here to the U.S. Pursuing criminal charges over this kind of thing involving a CIA officer in a foreign country has all kinds of potential problems in a U.S. court.
He could deny him early release, I suppose. But if the sentence was 20 years, that’s all she wrote.
The most under-reported aspect of the ‘American Taliban’ story is that John Lindh is Exhibit A in the wonders of LGBT parenting. That’s right. His dad is an out-and-proud gay. Not an excuse for what he did or in any way an argument for leniency toward him, but it goes a long way in explaining how he got so screwed up.
God bless the Spann daughter. Poor kid lost her dad because of this jackass acting out against his LGBT pop.
I dont know why Ive thought he was a pawn/tool of the US and that he was whisked away to prison here in order to save him. Was there some connection between this guys father and HW? My brain is foggy.
I do know that Brennan had Allison Spann over to his house and office a few years ago. She talked about her visit on a local news station in Alabama. Brennan was all about cyber crime/terrorism being his biggest concern. She was very impressive. I figured Brennan was trying to lure her to DC. And thats where she is now.
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