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Shhhh Obama Released Taliban Prisoners to Encourage ‘Peace’ Talks

In late July five Taliban members who were held in the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were released. As a good will gesture. Or to show they have no will?
Detainees at Guantanamo prison praying facing Mecca. Several members of the Taliban have been quietly released from Guantanamo.

Detainees at Guantanamo prison praying facing Mecca. Several members of the Taliban have been quietly released from Guantanamo.

“If the U.S. president thinks it’s such a good idea for Israel to release convicted murderers, why doesn’t he release some of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay?” is the response we’ve been hearing to news stories about the United States pressuring Israel to release convicted murderers merely as a door prize for the Arab Palestinians for coming to the table to talk – no concessions, no commitments, nothing at all required of them.

It is unlikely to make the people who were asking the question feel better, but the answer is: He already did.

That’s right, somehow, in a story that seems to have flown below the radar, five members of the Taliban who had been detained at the U.S.’s Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba have been freed by the U.S.

It happened at the end of July.

But don’t worry, those five prisoners were released under a very strict condition: they had to agree that they would not engage in any violent activity. No word on whether the prisoners agreed to a serious pinky swear or if anyone checked to see if they were crossing their fingers when they promised not to hurt anybody ever again.

And the reason for the release?  To show the Taliban that the United States is serious about engaging in peace talks. Sound familiar?

But the U.S. drives a much tougher bargain than does Israel.  The U.S. was going to exchange the five Taliban terrorists for one American, U.S. Army Spc. Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared in eastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009.

On the other hand, Bergdahl was not released, even though the Gitmo prisoners were.  Some tough bargainers.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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13 Responses to “Shhhh Obama Released Taliban Prisoners to Encourage ‘Peace’ Talks”

  1. Why is the US even having (or why is it fooling itself into believing that it's having) "peace" talks with the Taliban?

  2. Alan Kardon says:

    Great deal Barack Hussein? Now we are less safe and we do not have an American hero back. I am willing to trade you for nothing, because that's what you are worth.

  3. Benjamin Fox says:

    All Obozo did was release some of his fellow Islamist brothers for the cause of Islam, he is a fake and a liar in all that he does, needs to get his over sized ego out of where the sun don't shine and his brain out of the zipper he caught it in after screwing the American people.

  4. So who is dumb enough to take the word of an Arab Islamic terrorist? IQ's 70 and below, do they really know the difference between truth and lies, or right and wrong? I am staggard! Recent psychological assessments carried our in Denmark by a group of eminent Psychologists obviously has no bearing on decisions made about these sociopaths? Well we'll just see more of the same. A naive President of the US and Israel's PM needs to be smarter, and until now I believed he was.

  5. why don't they release jonathan pollard? he is definitely less dangerous that 5 talibans…I am glad never voted for Hussein Obama…much rather vote for Donald Duck….

  6. Obama is not naive. He is just plain EVIL personified. There is as always a method to his madness that the world has yet to grasp apparently.

  7. Lori Lowenthal, I don't doubt that what you have reported is true but please cite your sources. I want to post this to Facebook and don't want to be picked apart and not be able to name some credible sources within the United States. I have looked and find papers like DC Clothesline etc but would prefer something more credible.

  8. Surprise, surpprise Mexico released only one drug king dealer and murder and Islamist Obama Kenyan ape started to claim.

  9. Disgusting to release murderers.

  10. Why hasn't Obama freed Jonathan Pollard, and send him Home, instead freeing terrorists?

  11. Yechiel Baum says:

    Where any of these terrorists released from Israel or Gitmo relatives of the Obama family?

  12. cosmodinowitz42 says:

    Too bad there are not enough brave senators and congressperson to have Obama impeached for this and other stupid moves

  13. Tarbox Rachel says:

    where is the media on this???????????

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