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Despite U.S. warnings,
Afghanistan releases detainees

Reuters, by Hamid Shalizi & Missy Ryan

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/13/2014 3:34:39 AM

Kabul - The Afghan government released 65 detainees on Thursday who the United States has warned pose a serious security threat, a move that further strains already tense U.S.-Afghan ties as the international mission in Afghanistan winds down. Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi said the prisoners had been released from a detention facility near the Afghan capital, Kabul, and would be sent back to their respective home areas throughout Afghanistan. The U.S. embassy in Kabul called it a "deeply regrettable" move that ran counter to a 2012 agreement on detainees. "The Afghan government bears responsibility for the results

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I guess this is better to do than wait for Al Qaeda to hit the prison and kill to release them. With 0bama´s failed attempt to let GITMO prisoners return "off" the battlefield, "we" have no room to criticize. This will not end well to troops fighting throughout the region.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 2/13/2014 3:38:48 AM     (No. 9730370)

REAL simple solution...take no prisoners....


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/13/2014 5:00:59 AM     (No. 9730385)

We lost the war in Afghanistan the day Obama took office. He also surrendered the war on terror at the same time because that was a Bush thing.Then he set about to prove diplomacy was the real answer and it´s been an abyssmal failure like everything else he touched.

Bush had terrorism beat down to practically nothing and it´s resurgence under Obama has been incredible.I´m not convinced Bin Laden was killed in the raid but it made Obama look serious about terrorism without doing anything else.

If he had worked with the Pakistan government instead of lobbing drone attacks,the Taleban could have been wiped out.Now as soon as we leave Afghanistan the Taleban will take right over and the billions and lives will all have been wasted.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 2/13/2014 7:01:40 AM     (No. 9730440)

Baksheesh still rules in the Middle East.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/13/2014 8:13:38 AM     (No. 9730529)

I fear the war in Afghanistan is lost not because of the boots on the ground. That loss goes to Washington DC. Politics have, once again, driven the machinery of war. Until we decide to fight a war to be victorious, we will continue to see this kind of outcome. War is not diplomacy. It is a fight to the death confrontation where one side wins and the other side loses. When no one is defeated, it is a grave mistake. It emboldens our enemies and weakens us. The thought of retaliation by the United States military use to strike fear in the hearts of those committing terrorists acts. Now, it encourages them because they know they can control the situation through propaganda and thereby determine our ROE´s which they use to their advantage. It is not war when it is policially driven because the only outcome to war is victory.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 2/13/2014 8:52:41 AM     (No. 9730578)

Agree with everything #4 said with one addition.

The MSM has done everything it can to undermine the American troops. Their reporting borders on treason.

The lessons of WWII have long been forgotten. They fought to unconditional surrender.

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