Five Terrorists Released By Obama In Exchange For Bergdahl Have Re-Joined The Taliban

The five men were former US detainees, held in Guantanamo Bay until Barack Obama negotiated for their release in 2015 in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. They will now be among Taliban representatives negotiating for peace in Afghanistan.

“The Taliban are bringing back their old generation, which means the Taliban have not changed their thinking or their leadership,” said Haroun Mir, a political analyst in the Afghan capital. “What we are more worried about is if tomorrow the Taliban say ‘we are ready to negotiate,’ who will represent Kabul? That is the big challenge because the government is so divided, not just ideologically but on ethnic lines.”

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Gee, who could have predicted this? And remember how Obama said that his ‘arrangements’with the governments that took them were going to prevent that from happening? If you like your terrorist, you get to keep your terrorist…

Fox News:

Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday.

They will now be among Taliban representatives negotiating for peace in Afghanistan, a sign some negotiators in Kabul say indicates the Taliban’s desire for a peace pact.

Others fear the five, all of whom were close to the insurgent group’s founder and hard-line leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, bring with them the same ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam that characterized the group’s five-year rule that ended in 2001 with the U.S.-led invasion.

“Taliban are bringing back their old generation, which means the Taliban have not changed their thinking or their leadership,” said Haroun Mir, political analyst in the Afghan capital. “What we are more worried about is if tomorrow the Taliban say ‘we are ready to negotiate,’ who will represent Kabul? That is the big challenge because the government is so divided, not just ideologically but on ethnic lines.”

Efforts to find a peaceful end to Afghanistan’s protracted war have accelerated since Washington appointed Afghan-American Zalmay Khalilzad as envoy to find a peaceful end to America’s longest war, which has already cost the U.S. more than $900 billion. More

According to the Military Times, all five of the freed Gitmo detainees have disturbing pasts. One of the five, for example, former Taliban army chief Mohammed Fazl, oversaw the murder of thousands of minority Shiites in 2000, according to Human Rights Watch.

We gave up 5 terrorists and lost 6 or 7 of our own guys to bring that treacherous piece of filth back. If that wasn’t enough, Bowe Bergdahl is still walking free. We use to execute people for doing that. Now we apparently slap them on the wrist.

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