The Obama administration announced today that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban for several years, has been freed from his captors. Reading the stories of his newfound freedom it is impossible not to feel joy for Bergdahl and his family. NBC News reports that Bergdahl held up a sign once he was on board an American helicopter that read, “SF?” The operators quickly confirmed that they were in fact U.S. Special Forces: “Yes, we’ve been looking for you for a long time.”
“On behalf of the American people, I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return, mindful of their courage and sacrifice throughout this ordeal,” President Obama said in a statement. The president rightly noted: “Sergeant Bergdahl’s recovery is a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield.”
Unfortunately, America is not the only party in this war that is committed to leaving no man behind. So are the Taliban and other al Qaeda-linked groups. But the president did not say who America exchanged for Bergdahl: five of the most dangerous Taliban commanders in U.S. custody.
Een jaartje voor de laatste Amerikaanse troepen zich terugtrekken, Karzai wil geen deal sluiten dat er 10.000 troepen blijven, stuurt Obama de Taliban-leiding terug.
THE TALIBAN DETAINEES RELEASED SATURDAY FROM GUANTANAMO
- Abdul Haq Wasiq – Taliban deputy minister of intelligence
- Mullah Norullah Nori – Senior Taliban commander in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif who commanded insurgents fighting U.S. forces in late 2001
- Khairullah Khairkhwa – Senior Taliban official believed to have ties to Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar, the Taliban’s founder
- Mohammed Nabi – A regional Chief of Security for the Taliban and eventual radio operator
- Mohammed Fazl – Believed to have overseen the mass extermination of Shiite Muslims during the 2000 – 2001 war that saw the Taliban rise to power in Afghanistan.
U.S. trades anti-American POW in exchange for Taliban Guantamo detainees
Wonder if he continues to be a delusional liberal anti-American after his five years with the Taliban. Terror sugar-daddy, the government of Qatar, was influential in Bergdahl’s release. Surprise, surprise. If Qatar was involved in Bergdahl’s release, rest assure they could have had him released without any exchange. This demonstrates where their alliances truly are.
Taliban has no humanity of any sort. The U.S. government should have handed these detainees over with their tongues, hands and feet cut off to render them useless from future terrorist activities. One has to ask how much terrorism we will see forthcoming with this exchange – extremists versus a U.S. libtard
Kijk de vader van die gedeserteerde zoon, die Obama ‘terugkocht’ dan eens een ultiem goedmensch zijn: