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Here’s a list of former Afghan detainees
who have returned to fight for the Taliban

Washington Post, by Julie Tate

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Posted By:Drive, 2/13/2014 5:19:08 PM

The Afghan government´s decision to release 65 suspected Taliban detainees from Bagram prison despite repeated protests from the U.S. has raised fears that some of them may return to fight for the insurgent group. In the past, the Pentagon has said that detainees released from Guantanamo have been found to be involved in attacks against coalition forces in Afghanistan. Here is a list of prisoners who were released, then found to have returned to fight for the Taliban. Mullah Shazada, whose real name was Mohamed Yusif Yaqub, was repatriated to Afghanistan in 2003. He then went back to fight with the Taliban.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/14/2014 9:27:17 AM     (No. 9732159)

Winning the hearts and minds should not be the mission of our military. Their mission should always be victory. In a place like Afghanistan victory should be the only goal. You defeat them first. Then you can let the social experiments begin.

The Taliban has been warring for centuries. The thought that we could come in and win their hearts and minds and change their mindset is naïve. The Afghani people will suffer genocide because of the hubris of this philosophy. Their deaths will be brutal. We promised what we did not have the will to deliver. Men like those that were released will extract their vengeance upon the innocent. This is what happens when you lose focus. We were there to defeat evil. We have the tools to do it. By not using the force required, it has only condemned innocent Afghanis to hell.

This war was politicized by the Democrats. The military was hamstrung by stupid ROE´s. Democrats are once again paving the way for another genocide after we leave just like in Vietnam.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pwb, 2/14/2014 10:53:07 AM     (No. 9732286)

I certainly do not blame Karzai for looking to the Taliban because as we have seen, ever since Obama has become President we throw our allies under the bus and bow down to our enemies. In that position I would go with the Taliban at least they sick to it rather then turn and run like we have under Obama!!!!


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Reply 3 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/14/2014 11:03:37 AM     (No. 9732308)

Somebody in the five sided squirrel cage doesn´t want to win ..

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared, 2/14/2014 11:25:08 AM     (No. 9732368)

As distasteful as it is, Karzi has to remain there when we decie we´ve had enough and leave. After all, we haven´t won a legitimate, declared victory since 1945 and we only fought that one for 45 months.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Silly Old Me, 2/14/2014 3:12:04 PM     (No. 9732750)

Karzi wont last a week following our departure (surrender).

MSgt, USAF (Ret)

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