Say Hello To the Five Identified Taliban Prisoners Released by Barack Obama from GITMO in Exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl … Meet the GITMO 5

 

The Taliban FIVE released from GITMO have been identified.

Yesterday, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only living POW held by the Taliban in Afghanistan was freed in exchange for five Afghan detainees from GITMO. Barack Obama was quick to take the praise yesterday and use phrases that began with an “I”.     The president stated Bowe’s recovery is a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield, which may have the have an asterisk after it. Who is to say that terrorists do not try an do the same? As reported at TWS, now it is time to meet the GITMO 5, five of the most dangerous Taliban commanders in U.S. custody.

  1. Mullah Mohammad Fazl (Taliban army chief of staff)
  2. Mullah Norullah Noori (senior Taliban military commander)
  3. Abdul Haq Wasiq (Taliban deputy minister of intelligence):
  4. Khairullah Khairkhwa (Taliban governor of the Herat province and former interior minister)
  5. Mohammed Nabi (senior Taliban figure and security official)

More from The Weekly Standard: Five of the Most Dangerous Taliban Commanders in U.S. Custody Exchanged for American Captive.

The Taliban has long demanded that the “Gitmo 5” be released in order for peace talks to begin in earnest. The Obama administration has desperately sought to engage the Taliban as American forces are drawn down in Afghanistan, but those talks have gone nowhere to this point.  At first, the administration set preconditions for the talks, including that the Taliban break its relationship with al Qaeda. When it became clear that this was a non-starter, the administration decided to make the Taliban’s desired break with al Qaeda a goal, and no longer a precondition, for its diplomacy.

There is little hope that the peace talks will be more successful now. But the president seems to believe that Bergdahl’s exchange for the Gitmo 5 (who are reportedly being transferred to Qatar) may break the ice. “While we are mindful of the challenges, it is our hope Sergeant Bergdahl’s recovery could potentially open the door for broader discussions among Afghans about the future of their country by building confidence that it is possible for all sides to find common ground,” Obama said in his statement.

The Obama administration says that security measures have been put into place to make sure that the Gitmo 5 do not pose a threat to American national security. Let’s hope that is true; it certainly has not been the case with many ex-Gitmo detainees in the past.

Taliban Detainees Turned Over by U.S. in Bergdahl Deal:

MOHAMMED FAZL: A February 2008 Pentagon document said Fazlserved as Taliban deputy minister of defense and as a seniorcommander who was chief of staff of the Taliban army. The U.S.military said he was wanted by the United Nations for possiblewar crimes including the murder of thousands of Afghanistan’sminority Shi’ite Muslims between 1998 and 2001. It said he wasborn in 1967 in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province. According toU.S. military documents, Fazl was also on the scene of aNovember 2001 prison riot that killed CIA operative JohnnyMicheal Spann, the first American who died in combat in theAfghan war. There is no evidence, however, that Fazl played anydirect role in Spann’s death.

Mohammed Fazl_GITMO 5

MULLAH NORULLAH NOORI: A February 2008 Pentagon document said Noori was a senior Taliban military commander in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif during fighting in late 2001 after the U.S. invasion. It said he also was the Taliban governor for two provinces and was wanted by the United Nations for possible war crimes including the murder of thousands of Shi’ite Muslims. It said he was born in 1967 in Afghanistan’s Zabul province.

NORULLAH NOORI_GITMO 5

KHAIRULLAH KHAIRKHWA: A March 2008 Pentagon document said Khairkhwa was a senior Taliban official serving as the minister of interior, governor of Herat and a military commander. It said that after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, he represented the Taliban during meetings with Iranian officials seeking to support hostilities against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. It said he was born in 1967 in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province.

Khirullah_Khairkhwa_GITMO 5

ABDUL HAQ WASIQ: A January 2008 Pentagon document said Wasiq served as the Taliban deputy minister of intelligence. “He was central to the Taliban’s efforts to form alliances with other Islamic fundamentalist groups to fight alongside the Taliban against U.S. and Coalition forces after the 11 September2001 attacks,” the document said. It said he was born in 1971 in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province.

ABDUL HAQ WASIQ_Gitmo 5

MOHAMMED NABI: A January 2008 Pentagon document said Nabi was a senior Taliban official who “served in multiple leadership roles.” It said he “maintained weapons caches and facilitated the smuggling of fighters and weapons.” It said he was born in1968 in Afghanistan’s Khost province.

Mohammad_Nabi GITMO 5

UPDATE I: What the hell was this TWEET from father of released Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Below is the tweet from Bob Bergdahl’s account, which was published May 28 and was deleted Saturday night.  Imagine that? He us still working to free all GITMO prisoners, what is up with this? God will repay the death of every Afghan child? Why didn’t the father of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl just end his tweet with allahu akbar?

Tweet_Robert_Bergdahl



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  • Comments

    14 Responses to “Say Hello To the Five Identified Taliban Prisoners Released by Barack Obama from GITMO in Exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl … Meet the GITMO 5”

    1. Babybear on June 1st, 2014 3:18 pm

      There was something unusual about the reason Bowe Bergdahl went missing. It is thought that he actually just walked away from his post and was not taken by the Taliban. He had written letters home to his parents complaining about the war in Afghanistan. After he walked away he was apparently grabbed by the Taliban and they held him as a prisoner. I am glad he was released, but I would like to know the circumstances of his “Capture.” I’d also like to know how his father is “Working” for the release of all Guantanamo prisoners. How does one do that? I say keep them there and remove all of those goodies we have given them and make them salute the American flag every day. Diversity. Hell!

    2. Tamikosmom on June 1st, 2014 3:30 pm

      Why didn’t the father of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl just end his tweet with allahu akbar?

      Posted June 1, 2014 by Scared Monkeys

      ++++++++

      BINGO!!!

    3. Tamikosmom on June 1st, 2014 4:07 pm

      Cruz Criticizes POW Trade: “Have We Just Put A Price On Other U.S. Soldiers?”
      June 1, 2014

      SEN. TED CRUZ: Well, look, all of us celebrate with Sergeant Bergdahl, with his family, I mean, looking at his parents there, I mean, that’s emotional and it’s powerful.

      At the same time the terms of the deal are very troubling.

      STEPHANOPOULOS: Why?

      CRUZ: Well, for one thing, how many soldiers lost their lives to capture those five Taliban terrorists that we just released? You know, Ambassador Rice basically said to you, yes, U.S. policy has changed. Now we make deals with terrorists.

      And the question going forward is, have we just put a price on other U.S. soldiers? What does this tell terrorists, that if you capture a U.S. soldier, you can trade that soldier for five terrorists we’ve gone after. …

      I think it is very disturbing that we are releasing five acknowledged terrorist Taliban leaders in a deal with terrorists. That precedent and — you know, unfortunately, George, it’s part and parcel with the pattern we’ve seen of the Obama administration across the board.

      VIDEO:
      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/06/01/cruz_on_pow_trade_terms_of_bergdahl_deal_very_troubling.html

    4. Tamikosmom on June 1st, 2014 4:33 pm

      Allen West’s commentary is a must read in its entirety. IMO

      Amidst celebrations for Bergdahl’s release, some unsettling questions
      Written by Allen West on June 1, 2014

      Everyone is celebrating the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, and we’re glad he’ll be home with his family in Idaho soon.

      However, there are questions that must be answered – like, why did the young Soldier walk off his Forward Operating Base (FOB) back in 2009? It’s not the modus operandi for Islamic terrorists to detain American troops when captured, as we reported previously. Our troops are brutally, ritually, and savagely murdered — to include American security contractors (remember the Fallujah bridge) — not held for five years.

      And to have this “deal” brokered in Qatar (supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood) calls for even more questions.

      What we do know are the identities of the five Afghan Taliban who were released.

      According to a report in the Weekly Standard, they are five of the most dangerous Taliban commanders in U.S. custody.

      READ MORE:
      http://allenbwest.com/2014/06/amidst-celebrations-bergdahls-release-serious-questions/

    5. Tamikosmom on June 1st, 2014 4:59 pm

      Bergdahl release arrangement could threaten the safety of Americans, Republicans say
      May 31, 2014

      Lawmakers were not notified of the Guantanamo detainees’ transfer until after it occurred.

      The law requires the defense secretary to notify relevant congressional committees at least 30 days before making any transfers of prisoners, to explain the reason and to provide assurances that those released would not be in a position to reengage in activities that could threaten the United States or its interests.

      READ MORE:
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bergdahl-release-arrangement-could-threaten-the-safety-of-americans-republicans-say/2014/05/31/35e47a2a-e8ff-11e3-afc6-a1dd9407abcf_story.html

    6. Tamikosmom on June 1st, 2014 5:09 pm

      My son’s American FIL claims he must have missed the breaking news that h— had frozen over. Why else would this capital C Conservative be one with anything that comes from the lips of John McCain?

      ++++++

      Bergdahl release arrangement could threaten the safety of Americans, Republicans say
      May 31, 2014

      Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that the detainees transferred from Guantanamo to Qatar, where they are to stay for at least a year, “are hardened terrorists who have the blood of Americans and countless Afghans on their hands. I am eager to learn what precise steps are being taken to ensure that these vicious and violent Taliban extremists never return to the fight against the United States and our partners or engage in any activities that can threaten the prospects for peace and security in Afghanistan.”

      READ MORE:
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bergdahl-release-arrangement-could-threaten-the-safety-of-americans-republicans-say/2014/05/31/35e47a2a-e8ff-11e3-afc6-a1dd9407abcf_story.html

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    8. super dave on June 2nd, 2014 8:54 am

      these 5 were released by the terrorist Obama to kill again. perhaps this is another democrat backdoor deal done behind closed doors in the dark hours of the morning. just like the Obamacare deal.
      DEMOCRATS CANNOT BE TRUSTED. WAKE UP PEOPLE.

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    10. BabyBear on June 2nd, 2014 10:56 am

      Why would Obama release these dangerous barbarians? Because he is a Muslim himself and must support his co-religionists.

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