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Apocalypse
12-30-2011, 12:18 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/exclusive-u-mulls-transfer-taliban-prisoner-perilous-233123630.html) – The Obama administration is considering transferring to Afghan custody a senior Taliban official suspected of major human rights abuses as part of a long-shot bid to improve the prospects of a peace deal in Afghanistan, Reuters has learned.


The potential hand-over of Mohammed Fazl, a ‘high-risk detainee’ held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison since early 2002, has set off alarms on Capitol Hill and among some U.S. intelligence officials.


As a senior commander of the Taliban army, Fazl is alleged to be responsible for the killing of thousands of Afghanistan’s minority Shi’ite Muslims between 1998 and 2001.


According to U.S. military documents made public by WikiLeaks, he was also on the scene of a November 2001 prison riot that killed CIA operative Johnny Micheal Spann, the first American who died in combat in the Afghan war. There is no evidence, however, that Fazl played any direct role in Spann’s death.


Senior U.S. officials have said their 10-month-long effort to set up substantive negotiations between the weak government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Taliban has reached a make-or-break moment. Reuters reported earlier this month that they are proposing an exchange of “confidence-building measures,” including the transfer of five detainees from Guantanamo and the establishment of a Taliban office outside of Afghanistan.


Now Reuters has learned from U.S. government sources the identity of one of the five detainees in question.




Who's frigging side is he on?!

namvet
12-30-2011, 10:40 AM
how many days till the election???

Starbuck
12-30-2011, 11:04 AM
........part of a long-shot bid to improve the prospects of a peace deal in Afghanistan, Reuters has learned.
I'd give him a long-shot bid. I'd set him loose and give him two minutes to try to get out of range of a sniper wielding one of those 50 cal Barretts that we all have come to love.

:D..Bet he couldn't do it.:D

txradioguy
12-30-2011, 12:40 PM
If we were to actually do a dumb ass deal like this...and it truly is a dumb ass idea...it would only embolden the Taliban to attack us again.

This kind of bullshit doesn't bring peace...no matter what the peacnik Libtards think...you don't negotiate with an enemy like this...anything less than brute force is viewed by them as a sign of weakness to be exploited.

Giving over a top Taliban detainee would green light them to step up attacks in Afghanistan and worldwide.

Why these idiots continue to think they can talk to these people and get them to like us and stop killing us is beyond me.

Their "ideas" of how to handle terrorists around the world are the reason me and Ody and DAT and others here have to continually go to hot dangerous places and kill these idiots.


Another fact that flies straight over the heads of the Libtards.

AmPat
12-30-2011, 04:04 PM
Default Reuters: Obama Considers Releasing Top Taliban Detainee To Taliban For Peace. Voters Poised to Release Top Taliban Supporter in Massive Landslide in November Election.:cool:

Kay
12-31-2011, 11:55 AM
Imagine his list of Presidential pardons he will give out just before leaving office next year.

AmPat
12-31-2011, 02:10 PM
Imagine his list of Presidential pardons he will give out just before leaving office next year.

Short list:
Holder
Fwank
Schumer
PeLousy
Dud

Odysseus
01-03-2012, 12:37 PM
Voters Poised to Release Top Taliban Supporter in Massive Landslide in November Election.:cool:
ROFLOL!!!

Imagine his list of Presidential pardons he will give out just before leaving office next year.

It will be uglier than the Clintons' list. And remember that the architect of that debacle, the former Assistant AG, was Eric Holder. Expect Fast and Furious and ACORN pardons, at the very least.

As for the OP, Israel recently released roughly 1,000 Hamas terrorists in a trade for one Soldier, and has been rewarded with renewed rocket attacks and the publication of awards for more kidnappings of Israelis. Releasing enemies during wartime is beyond stupid, but our elites don't understand that we're at war, and that the enemy wants them dead, too.

Apocalypse
01-04-2012, 12:06 AM
Well he's done it.



(Guardian) (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/03/taliban-leaders-guantanamo-bay-deal) — The US has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in return for the Afghan insurgents’ agreement to open a political office for peace negotiations in Qatar, the Guardian has learned.


According to sources familiar with the talks in the US and in Afghanistan, the handful of Taliban figures will include Mullah Khair Khowa, a former interior minister, and Noorullah Noori, a former governor in northern Afghanistan.


More controversially, the Taliban are demanding the release of the former army commander Mullah Fazl Akhund. Washington is reported to be considering formally handing him over to the custody of another country, possibly Qatar.


The releases would be to reciprocate for Tuesday’s announcement from the Taliban that they are prepared to open a political office in Qatar to conduct peace negotiations “with the international community” — the most significant political breakthrough in ten years of the Afghan conflict.


The Taliban are holding just one American soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, a 25-year-old sergeant captured in June 2009, but it is not clear whether he would be freed as part of the deal.


“To take this step, the [Obama] administration have to have sufficient confidence that the Taliban are going to reciprocate,” said Vali Nasr, who was an Obama administration adviser on the Afghan peace process until last year. “It is going to be really risky. Guantánamo is a very sensitive issue politically.”


Nasr, now a professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, said the Taliban announcement on the opening of an office in Qatar was a dramatic breakthrough.

txradioguy
01-04-2012, 05:14 AM
Well he's done it.

We're fucked.

DumbAss Tanker
01-04-2012, 11:33 AM
Ultimately, any peace deal is going to involve these fuckers walking, unless we have U.S. charges to prosecute them for in our courts, because at that point the rationale for wartime military tribunals evaporates. However, letting any of them out in advance of a deal is just stupid.