Khaleid Sheik Mohammed To Be Turned Over To Taliban?

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  1. bitterlyclingin
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    (Move over Neville Chamberlain, theres another world class appeaser in the making, and you're going to look real good, historically, in comparison. What was Ronnie Reagan's admonition "You never negotiate with terrorists." Obama and the Democrats are complete @assholes if they go through with this.)

    "Pathetic.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged Tuesday that the United States may release several Afghan Taliban prisoners from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an incentive to bring the Taliban to peace talks.

    Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper told Congress Tuesday that no decision had been made on whether to trade the five Taliban prisoners, now held at Guantanamo Bay as part of nascent peace talks with the Taliban. He and CIA Director David Petraeus did not dispute that the Obama administration is considering transferring the five to a third country.

    U.S. officials and others had previously spoken only vaguely, and usually anonymously, about the proposal to send the prisoners to Qatar, a Persian Gulf country that has asserted a central role in framing talks that might end the 10-year war in Afghanistan. The lead U.S. negotiator trying to coax the Taliban into talks had also publicly acknowledged the possibility of a release, but said there was no final decision"


    Weasel Zippers » Blog Archive » Obama Officials Confirm They’re Considering Release Of Top Taliban Gitmo Detainees To Aid “Peace” Talks – Update: Senate Leaders Briefed On Pending Deal…
     
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    Time to kiss and makeup with the Taliban. All that blood & treasure spent. And for what? To now turn a vast portion of Afghanistan over to the Taliban? That's not gonna help us or the People of Afghanistan in the long-run. Expect lots & lots of Blowback on this one. What a bizarre Foreign Policy. It's very sad.
     
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    i don't see KSM being released...but still....high-ranking dangerous prisoners in return for a Taliban "statement".....? the Obama bizarre foreign policy....:cuckoo:

    "The whole idea that they're going to ‘transfer' these detainees in exchange for a statement by the Taliban? It is really, really bizarre," McCain said. "This whole thing is highly questionable because the Taliban know we are leaving. I know many experts who would say they are rope-a-doping us."
     
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    I am sure the Taliban will respect the USA after the exchange. :eusa_whistle:

    Just how stupid can one administration get?
     
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    No where in your article does it mention KSM

    He is not even Taliban
     
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    Obama is nothing but a spineless little jellyfish.
     
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    Why?
     
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    Well, we know what side Obama's on.. shit.. he's a personal friend of Rashid Khalidi... a rabid racist and anti-Semite.
     
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    Counting the days until he is removed from office. Talk about the fool on the hill, apparently he has no firm grasp of history nor the concept of repeating itself unless lessons are learned. Nothing seems to phase me about that man and the people he has surrounded himself with.
     
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    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is not a Taliban, the guy is a Kuwaiti of Pakistani descent, he is not going anywhere. However giving up any Taliban at this juncture is just stupid, all they will do is have a party, get debriefed and go rejoin their brothers on the battlefield shooting at US Troops.
     

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