Great Idea: Let’s release some high-level Taliban fighters in Afghanistan

No worries, we’re making them promise they will give up violence.

What can you say? From Fox News.

The US has been secretly releasing captured Taliban fighters from a detention center in Afghanistan in a bid to strengthen its hand in peace talks with the insurgent group, the Washington Post reported Monday.

The “strategic release” program of high-level detainees is designed to give the US a bargaining chip in some areas of Afghanistan where international forces struggle to exercise control, the report said.

Under the risky program, the hardened fighters must promise to give up violence and are threatened with further punishment, but there is nothing to stop them resuming attacks against Afghan and American troops.

“Everyone agrees they are guilty of what they have done and should remain in detention. Everyone agrees that these are bad guys. But the benefits outweigh the risks,” a US official told the Post.

Since these guys have followed the rules before, their is every indication they will give up violence. They promised.

Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive… (I added a comma and two hyphens.)

Our military power has reached it’s limits because we posted our departure date on international TV and every media outlet on Earth two and a half years ago. The news spread all over the Af-Pak region so that even the most humble hamlet got a night letter from the Taliban informing the tribesfolk that playing nice w/ Uncle Sugar and the Karzai crime family could cost your head once the Americans bagged it. So our efforts to stabilize anyplace outside Kabul fell victim to the simple fact that the locals we needed to trust us, trusted that the Taliban – not us – would be around for the long haul.

7 replies
  1. Plainvillian
    Plainvillian says:

    Upon their promise to renounce violence, we release fighters for a xenophobic culture whose religion teaches that to die at the hands of infidels gains the highest eternal reward and lying to said infidels in the cause of the religion is approved.? What could possibly go wrong?

    • gillie28
      gillie28 says:

      PV – you mean you don’t believe they’d keep their promises?????? I’m shocked!? The really sad and appaling part of it is, they will probably maim and kill US troops after their release.? In a not-so-naive world of real justice and judgement, those who have made the decision to release those murderous terrorists are guilty of homicide themselves.

  2. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    Maybe Obama released them because he likes blowing up people with drone strikes. They probably have tracking chips implanted in them that were designed by rocket surgeon Joe the Dumber Biden.

  3. JBS
    JBS says:

    A true Homer Simpson moment (“D’oh!”) brought to you by the Regime.
    Stupid is as stupid, well, is!

  4. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    By the Sharia Laws regarding taqiyya, Muslims may lie even under oath in testimony before a court. A Muslim is even permitted to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or promotes the interests of Islam. He may deny Islam with his lips just as long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart. Mohammad (mhrh) approved lying to and deceiving non- Muslims most especially if such lies can be used to murder Infidels. And who is an Infidel? You are, of course, if you are not a Muslim because under Sharia Law the world is only composed of Muslims and Infidels. According to Sharia Law, it is the duty of every Muslim to murder all Infidels.

    Tell me again why ?bama is the “smartest guy in the room”??

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