Skip to comments.4 prisoners Obama exchanged for Bowe Berghdahl now in senior Taliban posts
Posted on 09/07/2021 3:57:37 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Four out of five Guantanamo detainees whom former President Barack Obama released in exchange for former U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2014 now hold senior positions in the interim government created by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
According to the Afghan television network TOLOnews, the Taliban-formed government gave leadership positions to Khairullah Khairkhwa, Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, and Mohammad Fazl; all of whom were released in a 2014 deal between the Obama administration and the Taliban to free Bergdahl, whom the Taliban had held as a prisoner since 2009.
On Tuesday, the Taliban announced that Khairkhwa would serve as acting minister for information and culture, Noori would serve as acting minister of borders and tribal affairs, Wasiq would serve as acting director of intelligence, and Fazl would serve as deputy defense minister.
Wasiq will reprise his role as the Taliban's intelligence director, previously serving in the role prior to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Wasiq had close tied to al Qaeda while he was serving in that position at the time.
Thomas Joscelyn, a senior fellow for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), noted that Fazl will also return to his role as deputy defense minister. "U.S. officials found that Fazl worked with senior al Qaeda personnel, including Abdel Hadi al Iraqi, one of Osama bin Laden's chief lieutenants," Joscelyn wrote in a tweet. "Al Iraqi is still held at Guantanamo."
Late last month, following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, the Taliban announced that Mohammad Nabi Omari, another former Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (GTMO) detainee with close ties to al Qaeda, would govern Khost Province.
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the Obama-Mikey-Xiden-Rice Treasonous-Rapeathon is coming,
along with Taliban appointed to Judicial positions
by McConnell and Graham.
I met one of the SEALs that got shot multiple times looing for his punk deserting ass...
I just looked him up, dead as of last year.
He knows how to pick em.
The #JihadJunta is full machete ahead, pun intended.
Of course they are. To the Taliban they are war heroes. No different than, say, JFK or Bob Dole or John McCain in that sense. And many others. And more to be elected.
As impossible as it seems, this country is becoming a bigger joke all the time.
“The Apprentice” -— O’Bungles Edition
Of course they are
I’m led to understand there are bounties on a few?
Ripe tomatoes for an enterprising soldier of fortune.
Obama at Marthas Vineyard is probably listening to the world most beautiful sound (the Muslim call to prayer) on his beats headphones.
Not dead, wrong same name...
I wish he would go swimming in the ocean there...
Taliban literally means “the School” and al Qaeda means “the base” of Jihadi trained by “the school”
We now know that ISIS Jihadi network was run out of Qatar and these 5 Taliban were instrumental in mobilizing the Taliban's world wide network after they were released from Gitmo
Treasonous, cowardly Bergdahl and the 5 murderous, blood-soaked, troglodytes-from-hell muslim(SPIT!) five Guantanamo detainees, should have all be headshot. No exchange or release. KILL THEM!
The Obama Administration is the gift that keeps on giving... to the destruction of the United States.
And when the upcoming attacks occur on New York City I shall not shed a tear.
I could care less.
No more red blood for blue cities
If Obungle was a tenth the man he thinks he is, I’d have made him shave himself bald right down to his bung hairs before I stood beside him in public.
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