This High Level Taliban Prisoner Released In Swap By Obama Has Returned To ‘Militant Activity’. Defense Intel Chief Claims Alarming Percentage Of Guantanamo Prisoners Released Go Back To Terrorism.
Taliban, Taliban, Taliban, perhaps if you say their name enough times, terrorism might just accidentally become attached. Another contentious name that comes to mind, is Guantanamo, referring to the terrorist detention facility. Thoughts on Guantanamo Bay vary, but whether the Taliban is a terrorist group, should be a no-brainer.
Many, reasonably, question the release of Guantanamo detainees. The proponents are of such a notion were just dealt a blow.
According to Breitbart News, U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency head Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart said at least one of the five Guantanamo Bay detainees traded for the we Bowe 'Benedict' Bergdahl “could be expected” to “re-engage” in “Terrorist activities”. Lt. Gen Stewart made these remarks before a House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. The left-leaning CNN, or rather at this point Left-falling, reported the same.
So, who did the former Guantanamo Bay detainee hook up with? According to Breitbart News, the Taliban based out of Afghanistan. Qatar has denied all of these reports.
In even worse news, Lt. Gen. Stewart told the House Armed Services Committee that they can not protect American troops from the returned detainees swapped for Bergdahl.
“We continue to look at monitoring the number of sources that would tell us when these individuals have gone back in the business. Directly, though, besides notifying folks that these terrorist have gone in the business, there is very little at this point the DIA could do, besides warning of their continued operations.”
He said that over the last five years, 18 percent of those released from Guantanamo have went back to business. Kind of like a repeat drug offender walks out of prison and restarts his drug dealing the moment he reaches an unmonitored cellphone. This percentage is how they come to the conclusion of one in five.
According to a forum, setup by the ultra-lefty Atlantic magazine, the Qatar government insists the U.S. reports are false. Granted, since we released the Islamic terrorists to them, they would naturally say that. Not to mention the foreign aid, we probably give them, and naturally, they would not want to lose it.
“It’s totally false. They are living according to the agreement we signed with the United States. I can assure you, no one has made an attempt to go back”
The US Herald reported in January that the President's Press Secretary with his scripted comments, claimed the Taliban were an “Armed insurgency”. This is despite their recent actions that claimed the lives of three American soldiers in a Kabul terrorist attack.
So, what are your thoughts?
Is Qatar telling the truth? Should we be releasing the Guantanamo Bay detainees cart blanche, or perhaps running them through the American judicial system first might be the best way, or just leaving them there in Guantanamo Bay?
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