Obama to Release Five Gitmo Taliban Detainees in Peace Deal With Terror Group

Another brilliant move by the community organizer in chief…
The Obama Administration will release five Gitmo Taliban detainees in a ‘peace’ deal with the Islamist terror group.

This comes two days after the Taliban murdered six British troups.

Afghan men shout anti-U.S slogans during a protest in Kabul February 23, 2012. The Taliban urged Afghans on Thursday to target foreign military bases and kill Westerners in retaliation for burnings of copies of the Koran at NATO’s main base in the country as a third day of violent protests began. (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani)

Reuters reported:

Five Taliban detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison have agreed to be transferred to Qatar, a move Afghanistan believes will boost a nascent peace process, President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman said on Saturday.

The transfer idea is part of U.S. efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table to avoid prolonged instability in Afghanistan after foreign combat troops leave the country at the end of 2014.

“We are hopeful this will be a positive step towards peace efforts,” Karzai’s spokesman Aimal Faizi told Reuters, adding the Taliban detainees would be re-united with their families in Qatar if the transfer takes place.

It would be one of a series of good-faith measures that could set in motion the first substantial political negotiations on the conflict in Afghanistan since the Taliban government was toppled in 2001 in a U.S.-led invasion.

A year after it was unveiled, the Obama administration’s peace initiative may soon offer the United States a historic opportunity to broker an end to a war that began as the response to the September 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacks on the United States.

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  • http://beatbarack.blogspot.com Ryan

    What could go wrong? In other news, recidivism is on the rise among released Gitmo detainees.



  • Patty

    What does anyone expect from Obama, nothing more or nothing less.
    n response to inquiries by Reuters, a senior administration official said that the release of Fazl and four other Taliban members had been requested by the Afghan government and Taliban representatives as far back as 2005.

    The debate surrounding the White House’s consideration of high-profile prisoners such as Fazl illustrates the delicate course it must tread both at home and abroad as it seeks to move the nascent peace process ahead.

    One U.S. intelligence official said there had been intense bipartisan opposition in Congress to the proposed transfer.

    “I can tell you that the hair on the back of my neck went up when they walked in with this a month ago, and there’s been very, very strong letters fired off to the administration,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

    The senior administration official confirmed that the White House has received letters from lawmakers on the issue. “We will not characterize classified Congressional correspondence, but what is clear is the President’s order to us to continue to discuss these important matters with Congress,” the official said.

    Even supporters of a controversial deal with the Taliban – a fundamentalist group that refers to Americans as infidels and which is still killing U.S., NATO and Afghan soldiers on the battlefield – say the odds of striking an accord are slim.

    Critics of Obama’s peace initiative remain deeply skeptical of the Taliban’s willingness to negotiate, given that the West’s intent to pull out most troops after 2014 could give insurgents a chance to reclaim lost territory or push the weak Kabul government toward collapse.

    The politically charged nature of the initiative was on display this month when the Karzai government angrily recalled its ambassador from Doha and complained Kabul was being cut out of U.S.-led efforts to establish a Taliban office in Qatar.

    U.S. officials appear to have smoothed things over with Karzai since then. Karzai’s High Peace Council is signaling it would accept a liaison office for the Taliban office in Qatar – but also warning foreign powers that they cannot keep the Afghan government on the margins.

    The detainee transfer may be even more politically explosive for the White House. In discussing the proposal, U.S. officials have stressed the move would be a ‘national decision’ made in consultation with the U.S. Congress.

    Obama is expected to soon sign into law a defense authorization bill whose provisions would broaden the military’s power over terrorist detainees and require the Pentagon to certify in most cases that certain security conditions will be met before Guantanamo prisoners can be sent home.

    The mere idea of such a transfer is already raising hackles on Capitol Hill, where one key senator last week cautioned the administration against negotiating with “terrorists.”

    Senator Saxby Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said such detainees would “likely continue to pose a threat to the United States” even once they were transferred.

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  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Yes, these men should be released… from about 10,000 feet above their respective villages.

    Then, we can tell Karzai that these guys were given a lift home and got dropped off.

  • RealMc

    A page has turned.

    The US is in a weaker position now.

    We negotiate with terrorists.

    As a Nation, we will rue the day.

    God Help Us.

  • Ma

    I’m sure our current govt will be able to tell us after a terrorist attack on our shores who the responsible individuals were particularly those released in this friendly exchange for no US benefit whatsoever. Plus we keep be told we have nothing to fear from a nuclear Iran. Didn’t they say that about Hitler before WWII?

  • Mitch Rapp

    They are “detainees” and not F’n terrorists – amazing

  • CV1

    RealMc #4 — Sadly, I agree with you. Someday, we will spend a lot of time and money to undo what Obama has done. He is strengthening our enemy while weakening us. Obama and his ilk are dangerous to our future. They only think about the here and now with no regard to the impact that their decisions will have on us later.

  • 1RedBeard

    Good faith? GOOD FAITH? Obama cannot be that stupid, to think that Taliban scum can be dealt with in good faith. This has to be yet another facet of Obama’s desire to reduce America to rubble.

    The Taliban are low-intelligence sub-human creatures, murderous genetic misfits locked into the brutal 7th Century mindset, incapable of negotiation and reason, and possessing absolutely no honor. The one thing, the only thing, they understand is brute force.

    We need to deal with them from a position of overwhelming strength. There is no other way. Unless, like Obama, we want to help empower the thugs of the world, at our expense and peril.

  • CV1

    Mitch Rapp #6 — Don’t you wonder why the Taliban selected those particular five “detainees” be transferred to Qatar?

  • SeniorD


    Your outSTANDING comment should be posted on it’s own.

    As for the gutless, inept, Socialist regime currently turning this country into a mere shadow of itself, they are content having Big Sis Brother protecting us. The Trust Fund Socialists pulling Obama’s strings know another attack will occur likely sometime this year. They are well protected, guarded by the best money can buy and will weather the coming storm from their dachas.

    Releasing known Taliban fanatics sends the wrong message to the wrong people. Our allies have to do a serious ‘gut check’ in order to trust Socialist Amerika.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Five Taliban detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison have agreed to be transferred to Qatar, a move Afghanistan believes will boost a nascent peace process, President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman said on Saturday.

    Really?? People in Afghanistan are dumb enough to actually believe this?

  • twolaneflash

    Turn them all loose so we can shoot them.

  • democraps suck

    Hussein can’t have his mooslime brothers locked up any longer…he want to release them so they can go kill more americans

  • Rick554

    Of course, not 1 word about a young American SGT held by the taliban. Pathetic

  • StrangernFiction

    They only think about the here and now with no regard to the impact that their decisions will have on us later.

    I’m not so sure about that.

  • apodoca

    This is no surprise. Look for Obama to empty Gitmo on his way out in 2013.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Going to have to laugh at the inept ones when these five start giving out interviews and telling lies about their treatment. more fake outrage, more violence. WTFG wise wons

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    Lets give Obummer to the taliban……………..

  • freedom_AZ

    What ever happened to the United States position of “we do not negotiate with terrorists”