Skip to comments.Daughter of first American killed in Afghanistan learns freed Taliban leader was behind it
Posted on 06/13/2014 12:36:59 PM PDT by Nachum
Alison Spann was just 9 when she learned her father, a U.S. Marine-turned CIA operative, had become the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. Thirteen years later, she found out her country had freed the Taliban leader behind his death.
In the time between, Spann has cherished the memory of her father, Johnny Micheal Mike Spann, who was killed during a Nov. 25, 2001 prisoner uprising at a northern Afghanistan compound where he was interrogating Taliban fighters. The 32-year-old was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony in which he was lauded by then-CIA Director George Tenet for trying to build a "better, safer world." His daughter has since grown up and recently graduated from Pepperdine University, even as more than 2,300 Americans have died fighting in Afghanistan.
But nothing prepared Alison Spann for news that Mullah Mohammad Fazi, the unquestioned leader of the prisoners at the compound where her father was killed, had been traded along with four cohorts held at Guantanamo Bay for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by the Taliban for nearly five years..
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Do I see a ‘Beer Summi’t with family members of our slain soldiers?
Yeah. I didn’t think so...
Leave no terrorist behind bars.
I wish they’d stop referring to Bergdahl as Sergeant. That boy ain’t no Sergeant. He never will be. He’s a Private First Class and a pretty crappy one at that.
War Eagles do not drink beer with the enemy.
Wasn’t the “American Taliban” involved in this murder — John Walker Lindh?
An impeachable offense yet not one representative of the people in Congress will file a bill of impeachment. There is no clearer sign the republic has ended with a whimper. When will the imperial dictatorship be formally declared?
It’s seems to way past the time for pitchforks and torches.
No one in the media is countering the political hacks who keep saying “we don’t leave our men and women behind” to cover up the release of five fanatic murderers by the Boy King. The response to political hacks is “tell me about the four you left in Benghazi to die How many were left to die in Benghazi who lived because of the two former Seals?”
Battle of Qala-i-Jangi
Also see this document on Fazl
Thank you for the links. I have made use of them.
I did not know Mike Spann personally, but his murder hit me hard at the time and I remember it like it was yesterday. Releasing this particular terrorist seems almost like Obama is sending a message, that he intends to undo everything the US achieved in the war on terror after 9/11, back to the very start. It certainly shows how little he cares about the CIA and military who put themselves in extreme harm’s way for their country. I hope Mike Spann’s daughter can forgive Obama for this. I am disgusted by him.
Of interest is also this piece from Jan. 2012 detailing why the Obama administration is considering releasing Falz from THE HINDU - an Indian newspaper.
Wait a minute.
What about the families of these 5 POW’s?
haven’t they longed for reunification?
Wife with flag, daughter hugged in background.
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