Freed Taliban vows: I’ll fight Americans again

posted at 12:41 pm on June 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

I’m sure it’s just propaganda and he’s fully intent on living a quiet life of punching schoolgirls in the face or whatever it is that “peaceful” Taliban do.

Operation: Close Gitmo is coming along swimmingly, don’t you think?

One of the five Taliban leaders freed from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release has pledged to return to fight Americans in Afghanistan, according to a fellow militant and a relative.

“After arriving in Qatar, Noorullah Noori kept insisting he would go to Afghanistan and fight American forces there,” a Taliban commander told NBC News via telephone from Afghanistan.

Noori pushed to return to Afghanistan after learning that the U.S. had provided written assurances that no country would arrest any of the five freed for a year as long as they lived peacefully, one of his relatives told NBC News by telephone from Afghanistan.

I’m betting the lefty spin on this will be some combo of “Why would you trust anything a Talib says?” and “You’d want to fight America too if you’d been locked up for 13 years.” (Those ideas are mutually exclusive, but oh well.) Is Noori dangerous, though? Wide consensus seems to be that Mohammed Fazl is the most lethal member of the group; he’s the one who led that Taliban rampage north of Kabul 15 years ago that has people looking at him for war crimes. By comparison, says the LA Times, Noori may have been a civilian official, not a military commander at all, and the claim that he’s also wanted for war crimes seems unsupported by experts. That’s not what the Gitmo file on him says, though:

Another leaked JTF-GTMO file described Noori as a “senior Taliban military commander” who was engaged in hostilities “against US and Coalition forces in late 2001.” Noori is “wanted by the United Nations (UN) for possible war crimes including the murder of thousands of Shiite Muslims.”

When the JTF-GTMO threat assessment for Noori was authored in February 2008, his brother was still active in the fight against the Coalition. Noori’s “brother is a Taliban commander directing operations against US and Coalition forces in Zabul Province.” Noori himself “remained a significant figure to Taliban supporters” even after his capture…

Declassified memos authored at Guantanamo provide more details about Noori’s al Qaeda ties. Noori “fought alongside al Qaeda as a Taliban military general, against the Northern Alliance” in September 1995. Noori also “hosted al Qaeda commanders” and “met a subordinate of Osama bin Laden to pass a message from the Taliban supreme leader” – that is, a message from Mullah Omar.

Let me give you an uncharacteristic shot of optimism here: If only for political reasons, the White House will be watching these guys like a hawk, no? Obama has two and a half years left and Democrats have a heavy lift in 2016 trying to win the presidency for a third straight term. If Noori ends up back on the battlefield, organizing ambushes of U.S. counterterror troops left behind after the main force withdraws, it’ll be an unholy clusterfark for O and his party. They have every incentive to drone these guys at the first whiff of them taking up arms again. When John Podesta says “I think it’s fair to say that we’ll keep an eye on them,” I think we all understand that more is implied than just passively watching them from afar. Isn’t it?

Oh, by the way: North Korea announced today that it’s taken an American prisoner. Imagine that.


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Oh. I’m gobsmacked! I never saw that coming…

sandee on June 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM

File this report under “DUH”

SteveInRTP on June 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Good News,
Now we can drop a hellfire missile on him.

notalemon on June 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Let me give you an uncharacteristic shot of optimism here: If only for political reasons, the White House will be watching these guys like a hawk, no?

Kind of like how they watched those weapons like a hawk in Fast and Furious?

NotCoach on June 6, 2014 at 12:47 PM

The WH will be closely watching the Gitmo 5, in fact they have assigned Shinseki to the task.

Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM

If Noori ends up back on the battlefield, organizing ambushes of U.S. counterterror troops left behind after the main force withdraws, it’ll be an unholy clusterfark for O and his party.

IRS, Behghazi, Libyan War, Syria, Fast & Furious. These people live for unholy clusterfarks.

rbj on June 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM

“I’m going to stop reading the newspaper. Every morning, I get more bad news about by administration doing ‘stupid $h!t’” – Barack Hoo-is-insane Obama

HomeoftheBrave on June 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM

by = my. Sheesh

HomeoftheBrave on June 6, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Obama says the same thing upon awaking each afternoon …

ShainS on June 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Astan is going to end up like French Indochina, little bases of besieged soldiers whose control extends a few hundred yards out while everywhere else belongs to the Taliban.

Bishop on June 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

…who will be responsible for the people they kill?

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I wonder if O’Barry has read this in the newspaper yet?

Sven on June 6, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Freed Taliban vows: I’ll fight Americans again

Those are fighting words….

Luckily Obama is ending this war shortly..

Electrongod on June 6, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Unexpected…?

anuts on June 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Well this prisioner swap has gone about as well as the titanic maiden voyage….

sorrowen on June 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Mr. Obama,
you are a fool. You’re foolishness will get people killed. go away.

warmairfan on June 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Noori is just trying to make Obama look bad because he doesn’t like the idea of a black president.

forest on June 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

“The Obama Five” are going to be responsible for killing thousands. By trading them back King Barky the Incompetent has made every American’s life far less safe. Obama by releasing “The Obama Five” he has failed at his first duty of protecting American citizens.

jukin3 on June 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

…who will be responsible for the people they kill?
KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 12:53 PM

High capacity magazines?

anuts on June 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Let me give you an uncharacteristic shot of optimism here…if…it’ll be an unholy clusterfark for O and his party.

Only in the Rational World.

Tsar of Earth on June 6, 2014 at 12:56 PM

From Stephen Hayes at The Weekly Standard:

No risk to America’s security?

Michael Leiter, the former head of the National Counterterrorism Center under Obama, said it was “very, very likely” that the five Taliban leaders would return to the fight.

An intelligence official who briefed the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Rob Williams, the national intelligence officer for South Asia, said that there is a high likelihood that at least four of the five freed prisoners, and possibly all of them, will rejoin the fight.

Even Obama, after downplaying the threat, conceded that “absolutely” there was a chance they would take up arms against America.

[snip]

The other side of that opportunity was the transfer of five senior Taliban commanders from captivity in Guantánamo to relative freedom in Qatar. The Taliban had been seeking the release of these five officials—plus another who died in prison—for more than three years. The assessments of the men conducted by Joint Task Force Guantánamo (JTF-GTMO) found that each one presented a “high risk” of returning to the battle if he were released. Other detainees had been assessed as lesser threats, and some had even been cleared for release. Not these prisoners.

“All five of those guys are exceptionally dangerous,” says Paul Rester, the former lead interrogator at Joint Task Force Guantánamo. “These are men who ran entire regions for the Taliban, they had thousands of fighters under their command. They survived the Soviets, they survived the civil war, they survived us, they survived Sam Scott’s Gitmo chicken.”

Rester and his team were responsible for the threat assessments of the detainees. An experienced interrogator, Rester got his start during the Vietnam war and first interviewed mujahedeen in the 1980s when the United States saw them as allies against the Soviet Union. Rester interrogated many of those at Guantánamo and in some cases got to know them well. He and his team rewrote their assessments every year.

“Those assessments only tell the story of how they constitute a risk to us,” he says. “They don’t tell you how they are revered in the population. They can think rings around us in that environment.”

When Obama came to Washington, he made clear that one of the immediate goals of his presidency would be to close the facility at Guantánamo. So the president set up his own team, the Guantánamo Review Task Force, made up of lawyers, military officers, intelligence analysts, and diplomats, who would make recommendations to the president about how to handle individual prisoners.

JTF-GTMO’s job was to assess each detainee’s intent and ability to harm the United States, its interests, and its allies. Its assessments were done by men and women who were chiefly concerned with prosecuting a war. The Guantánamo Review Task Force’s mandate was different. It was established simultaneously with President Obama’s order to shutter the facility in one year. That deadline proved impractical, but the task force was formed for the purpose of closing Guantánamo. Clearly, the task force was willing to accept more risk in detainee transfers than JTF-GTMO. Indeed, the task force recommended that dozens of detainees who were deemed “high risk” by JTF-GTMO be transferred.

But even the Obama team recommended that 48 of the remaining Guantánamo detainees be held indefinitely. All five Taliban commanders that Obama released last week were in this group.

For Rester, that’s significant. “We had the best military analysts on the planet look at these guys and recommend against transfer,” he says. “And then Obama’s team—this administration’s most knowledgeable, courageous, and liberal legal minds came to the same conclusion. They could not bring themselves to recommend these guys for transfer or release.”

Many of the intelligence officials who have worked on Guantánamo agree with them. In a hearing on June 4, Clapper was asked to assess the likelihood that these individuals would return to the fight on a scale of 1 to 10. Clapper gave one of the men an 8 and the other four a 9.

But Obama and his team are telling the public a different story. “I will not sign off on any detainee coming out of Guantánamo unless I am assured .  .  . that we can sufficiently mitigate any risk to American security,” said Hagel on Meet the Press.

Those risks are not mitigated. They’re enhanced.

“Unless the goal is to increase the combat power of the enemy, they should have remained under U.S. government control,” says one former intelligence official who worked on Guantánamo issues. “Those five in particular should have remained at Guantánamo at least until the last U.S. military person [in Afghanistan] has been withdrawn.”

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 12:57 PM

The WH will be closely watching the Gitmo OBAMA 5

Well one thing you have to give the Obama regime is that they are very good at projects. Look at the Healthcare.gov or the “shovel ready” jobs. Fully competent.

jukin3 on June 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Let me give you an uncharacteristic shot of optimism here: If only for political reasons, the White House will be watching these guys like a hawk, no?

But Obama’s conundrum is: can he do anything more than watch? Even if Noori returns to the battlefield, does Obama add him to the Kill List? Even if Noori starts killing Americans, how’s a drone strike against one of the Fab Five going to look to the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and any other group with men in Gitmo which Obama desperately wants to close, going to affect future “exchanges”?

I actually think the prospect of seeing his Taliban negotiations fall apart is enough to paralyze this president and prevent him from doing anything in retaliation against anyone released from Gitmo under what is already pretty universally recognized as the flimsiest of pretexts.

de rigueur on June 6, 2014 at 1:01 PM

The WH will be closely watching the Gitmo OBAMA 5
Well one thing you have to give the Obama regime is that they are very good at projects. Look at the Healthcare.gov or the “shovel ready” jobs. Fully competent.
jukin3 on June 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM
It could be said they are so compantant they suck at it….

sorrowen on June 6, 2014 at 1:01 PM

…who will be responsible for the people they kill?

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Obama’s unicorn.

Key West Reader on June 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM

The LA times say the Obama five are full of it. Regardless of what the freed Taliban say about attacking Americans, the LA times says they’re pussy cats.

hawkdriver on June 6, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 1:01 PM

From your link:

A State Department spokeswoman admitted to reporters that President Obama’s team had no specific information suggesting that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s life would be in danger

Obama’s “Team

Before the end of the day, we’ll hear that Obama was not informed of the non-existent threat.

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

The LA times say the Obama five are full of it. Regardless of what the freed Taliban say about attacking Americans, the LA times says they’re (are you kidding) harmless.

hawkdriver on June 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

IMPEACH obama!

There is no other choice.

Pork-Chop on June 6, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Oh, by the way: North Korea announced today that it’s taken an American prisoner. Imagine that.

Obama or one of his proxies will probably claim that some Republican senators conspired with Kim Jong-un to do it.

s1im on June 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

IRS, Behghazi, Libyan War, Syria, Fast & Furious. These people live for unholy clusterfarks.

rbj on June 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Speaking of that Ben Ghazi fellow, the Democrat Media has been notably silent about a new ABC/WaPo poll that came out earlier this week.

In that poll, a majority of Americans (58%, or 6 in 10) believe the O’bama Regime tried to cover Benghazi up. Only 32% say they were telling the truth. That 58% number is up 3 points from just 2 weeks ago.

And more telling: a majority of Americans support more investigations into the Benghazi debacle.

Even more telling: Only 37% of those asked say they approve how the Secretary of State at the time handled the attack. 50% disapprove of Hillary Clinton’s performance.

libfreeordie, please pick up the Courtesy Phone!

Del Dolemonte on June 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Release 5 Four Star Generals, give them 6 million dollars (Yea, that’s 1.2 million dollar each), while the war is still on going… What in the name of GOD do you think they are going to do, open Falafel shops?

Giving aid and comfort (what the hell else do you call giving 5 Four Star enemy General’s 6 million dollars and sending them back on to the battlefield?) to the enemy in a time of war is the legal definition of TREASON.

Yet everyone in America is scared to DEATH to admit this in public let alone even think it in the privacy of their own heads.

oscarwilde on June 6, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Everyone in the world except for the John Boehner GOP knows how to negotiate with Obama.

El_Terrible on June 6, 2014 at 1:10 PM

hawkdriver on June 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

The LA Times was all set to print up “GITMO 5″ t-shirts when Obama preempted them.

SteveInRTP on June 6, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Aye carumba

cmsinaz on June 6, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Obama did not care.

kingsjester on June 6, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Hillary has her defense……I was against this in 2011 so don’t blame me

cmsinaz on June 6, 2014 at 1:13 PM

frowny face is right.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Noori is just trying to make Obama look bad because he doesn’t like the idea of a black president.

forest on June 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Thread winner.

307wolverine on June 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM

BUSH!

Good Lt on June 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

libfreeordie, please pick up the Courtesy Phone!

Del Dolemonte on June 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Just as soon as his shift is over at the Obama Pleasuring Team

307wolverine on June 6, 2014 at 1:17 PM

libfreeordie, please pick up the Courtesy Phone!

Del Dolemonte on June 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

…when these type of threads come up…he has to take a break from masterbaiting!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Ok fine hit the WH first

neyney on June 6, 2014 at 1:18 PM

The war is over dude. We surrendered. No need to fight.

kcewa on June 6, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Freed Taliban vows: I’ll fight Americans again

I’m shocked, Just shocked! obama promised that these men did not want that and I also heard that some were old and dying. Yeah, right.

ConservativePartyNow on June 6, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Would it be against international law to surgically embed GPS tracking devices in their abdomens? It would be very convenient in tracking targeting them.

tommylotto on June 6, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Lib talking points: “But, but, Bush released 500 prisoners from Gitmo. Obama only released 5!”

susandiane311 on June 6, 2014 at 1:23 PM

it’ll be an unholy clusterfark for O and his party.

Wait a minute, Allah. I thought it already was. OMG – I am so confused.

Chuck Ef on June 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Speaking of the despised:


Top Dem Donor Calls DNC Chief Wasserman Schultz An “Irritant” Who Is “Despised”…

Major Democratic donor John Morgan blasted the national party’s chair, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as an “irritant” who is becoming “irrelevant” after she voiced concerns about a medical marijuana proposal he helped put on Florida’s ballot this November.

“I know personally the most-powerful players in Washington DC. And I can tell you that Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn’t just disliked. She’s despised. She’s an irritant,” Morgan, an outspoken Orlando trial attorney, told the Miami Herald.

“Why she’s trying to undermine this amendment I don’t know,” he said. “But I’ll tell you I will never give a penny or raise a penny for the national party while she’s in leadership. And I have given and helped raise millions.”

Now, you see, I’ve always thought that DWS deserved some respect. After all, how many women do you know who can go on television and tell flat-out whoppers…while simultaneously growing pub1c hair on her head?

Remarkable, no?

Resist We Much on June 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM

There are no consequences to Obama for his actions.
Lies and obfuscations are the new truth.

albill on June 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

As planned.

ama on June 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Oh, by the way: North Korea announced today that it’s taken an American prisoner. Imagine that.

Oh great. Now everyone is going to want Gitmo prisoners.

Bigbullets on June 6, 2014 at 1:26 PM

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2014 at 1:18 PM

HA!!!!!!!!! Maybe that’s it. Jerk off, Libby. You and your “progressive” friends are truly realizing the destruction of the country that so many died on Normandy to defend. Hey, the “ordie” part – can I choose that one for you?

Sorry HotAir – pissed off this morning.

Chuck Ef on June 6, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Any chance that the government used implanted trackable devices for these creeps? The Wikipedia (I know, I know) entry is pretty light on details for such things.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on June 6, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Major Democratic donor John Morgan

Racist.

War on Women.

Glass ceiling.

Old Boys Club.

And probably doesn’t carry prophylactics, which may explain his non-relationship with Sandy.

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Freed Taliban vows: I’ll fight Americans again

Yep, it’s Drone Time!

Doc Holliday on June 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Uhhh… the guy pictured under this articles headline on the HA main page is NOT the freed Taliban. But I totally understand why you’d make that mistake, AP.

Alberta_Patriot on June 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Since nk is not a battlefield…….he’s not leaving him behind

You’re on your own buddy

cmsinaz on June 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Five bodies will be dumped in the ocean and we’ll just have to trust Dear Leader and his State Run Media. Good job, Dear Leader.

d1carter on June 6, 2014 at 1:40 PM

I put forth that if even one of these Taliban 5 shows up on a Battlefield or kills again it would easily rise to the level of Impeachable and Chargeable offense.

patches on June 6, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Quote by John Podesta? Really? In the den of vipers that is the progressive left, he is the absolute worst. Every action he takes is to destroy America. Every word he utters is a lie.

ROCnPhilly on June 6, 2014 at 1:41 PM

More Amricans will die because of Obama’s jackassery… Wonderful

Kuffar on June 6, 2014 at 1:42 PM

You can’t impeach him.
He’s black.
And he’s soooo dreamy.

Galtian on June 6, 2014 at 1:43 PM

If this wasn’t so serious, I’d be LMAO! The Taliban must be laughing hysterically at all this. They will poke Obama in the eye every single chance they get…and poke…and poke…and poke…ad infinitum.

NavyMustang on June 6, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Uhhh… the guy pictured under this articles headline on the HA main page is NOT the freed Taliban. But I totally understand why you’d make that mistake, AP.

Alberta_Patriot on June 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

HA!

scalleywag on June 6, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Any chance that the government used implanted trackable devices for these creeps? The Wikipedia (I know, I know) entry is pretty light on details for such things.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on June 6, 2014 at 1:27 PM

I’ve worked in the spooky world for over 3 decades. I’ve heard of tracking devices, but never one like that.

Maybe in the black world, but I doubt it very much.

NavyMustang on June 6, 2014 at 1:48 PM

OK, now we have the eponym “The “Obama 5″ add to “Obamacare.” Solidifying his legacy.

mpower on June 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM

I’m betting the lefty spin on this will be some combo of “Why would you trust anything a Talib says?”

Why would we not?

The Taliban have been nothing but truthful in their desire to kill Westerners and Americans.

The only one with a demonstrated propensity to lie is the Obama administration.

chimney sweep on June 6, 2014 at 1:51 PM

I’m totally convinced that that’s a wad of chew that Ob00ber wears behind his lower lip.
Must be a comfort. He has it in most pics I see. Even here: http://townhall.com/columnists/markdavis/2014/06/06/glorious-days-for-radical-islam-n1848458
.
.
.
I hate this piece of squinty-eyed, greyed, whining, jealous, morally deficient chunk of upchuck that is *presently* sitting in the WH.
Begone!

Just set out, start, strike out, decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, run away, scat, scram, skip, go out, light out, step out, abandon, desert, forsake, vacate, emigrate, adjourn, remove, retire, retreat, withdraw………..whatever! Just get the he!! out of this country, and back to your preferred country of choice….. whatever it is. It certainly is NOT the U.S.of A.

avagreen on June 6, 2014 at 1:52 PM

The LA times say the Obama five are full of it. Regardless of what the freed Taliban say about attacking Americans, the LA times says they’re (are you kidding) harmless.

hawkdriver on June 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

OH…MY…GOD!

These people are IDIOTS! This is all just an intellectual exercise to them. No effect on them, no conception of the real world effects of this release.

We all know that these SOBs have been sitting in their cells for 12 years chomping at the bit for an opportunity to gut Americans, ANY Americans.

If they are so sure that the “Gitmo 5″ is so harmless, then they won’t mind if we give them an all expense paid extended vacation in the homes of these evil ba$tards.

Any bets how long it would take for them to $h1t their pants?

NavyMustang on June 6, 2014 at 2:01 PM

hawkdriver on June 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Lolz! Your first finally made it through. They always do. Even the F word will make it through. It just takes a moment. That said my only hope for the five jihadists is that they have been implanted with a targeting device and will be droned. ; )

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I’ve worked in the spooky world for over 3 decades. I’ve heard of tracking devices, but never one like that.

Maybe in the black world, but I doubt it very much.

NavyMustang on June 6, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Thanks NavyMustang. Too bad.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on June 6, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Our dogs have been equipped with these. The technology exists. Its really a matter of communicating with it, maybe something simple as walking near anyone’s cellphone, the implanted chip hijacks the phones carrier and phones home.

BobMbx on June 6, 2014 at 2:03 PM

As I posted on another thread:

The Obama Administration claims that Qatar will keep a close eye on these five terrorist leaders to make sure they do not go back to their terrorist ways for one year. If you believe that, I have some nice beachfront property in Arizona for sale. They will soon (if they haven’t already) be involved with terrorist activities. In my mind, every US service member killed or injured as a result of a Taliban attack is a direct result of Obama releasing these five terrorist leaders. In effect, Obama will be an accessory to murder in every future American combat death in Afghanistan.

and…

The families of every US service member killed in Afghanistan from this point forward need to file suit against Obama for violating the law and allowing the terrorists to return to the fight, resulting in the death of their loved one. Probably won’t result in any trials, but certainly would shine additional light on Obama’s lawlessness.

and…

Obama claims the exchange was worth it. It won’t be if one US Service member is killed or injured as a result of this release. And don’t kid yourself, the five terrorist leaders are already involved in more terrorist activities and attacks against Americans.

GAlpha10 on June 6, 2014 at 2:04 PM

What General Sherman said about the Governor of Texas after he released a Kiowa chief who had massacred a whole wagon train of black teamsters.

formwiz on June 6, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Shocker — not. I hope O and the flacks in the administration don’t bother to give us the wide-eyed innocent look of total surprise. They knew what would happen as well as the rest of us did. The only thing that chaps my hide is that they thought that they could fool us again.

On the other hand, maybe they were judging us by their own voters.

hachiban on June 6, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Freed Taliban vows: I’ll fight Americans again

Yeah

Newtie and the Beauty on June 6, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Let me give you an uncharacteristic shot of optimism here: If only for political reasons, the White House will be watching these guys like a hawk, no?

Kind of like how they watched Benghazi after creating a massive power vacuum in the region, no?

BKennedy on June 6, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Let me give you an uncharacteristic shot of optimism here: If only for political reasons, the White House will be watching these guys like a hawk, no?

stop being purposefully dense.

dmacleo on June 6, 2014 at 2:39 PM

How much do they hate America?

They can’t even stay on a script for a couple of weeks to let Obama try and sell his shinola so that they can get some of the more capable cell members out of Gitmo.

All they had to do was keep quiet about what they wanted to do or say something like ‘goat farming’.

Can they even do that?

Nope.

ajacksonian on June 6, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Let me give you an uncharacteristic shot of optimism here: If only for political reasons, the White House will be watching these guys like a hawk, no?

Well, there you go again – expecting the leftists to think and reason and have priorities and goals like normal people do.

Midas on June 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Bbbbbut, the Los Angeles Times claims the five Jihadis are not dangerous and are too old to fight.

http://www.latimes.com/world/afghanistan-pakistan/la-fg-taliban-prisoners-20140606-story.html#page=1

MSM is circling the wagons for Obama.

bw222 on June 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Winning!

Tard on June 6, 2014 at 3:32 PM

biometric implant

bet on it.

Dino V on June 6, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Mr. Obama,
you are a fool tool.

warmairfan on June 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM



fify

Hammie on June 6, 2014 at 5:37 PM

I’m sure it’s just propaganda and he’s fully intent on living a quiet life of punching schoolgirls in the face or whatever it is that “peaceful” Taliban do.

I laughed. Best thing Allahpundit has written in a while. :-)

deepdiver on June 6, 2014 at 5:40 PM

For once, I take a Talibani fighter completely at his word.

Which puts him rather substantially ahead of Susan Rice, Harry Reid, & the CinC.

orangemtl on June 6, 2014 at 6:13 PM

As parents are held responsible for thier kids actions, Obama should be held responsible if this Taliban kills someone, and finish out what would have been the fighters Gitmo stay.

sadatoni on June 6, 2014 at 6:39 PM

I hope there is a drone already to blast the 5 to their ultimate belief.

mixplix on June 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

the White House just announced that if that happens, Bergdahl will just dessert again in response.

PackerBronco on June 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

I heard that O’le BS didn’t negotiate with the terrorists, or bow to them. Instead, he bowed away from them, and spread his cheeks…

rayward on June 7, 2014 at 12:51 AM