March 4, 2010, - 2:48 pm

More Gitmo Catch & Release Regurge: Gitmo Dude Now Taliban #2

By Debbie Schlussel

Remind me again why we’re spending gazillions for our soldiers to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan . . . while we release Guantanamo Bay Islamic terrorists to restock the Taliban pond.


We Had Him Like This; Now He’s Mass-Murdering Our Soldiers

New slogan:  We’re fighting them over there . . . so we can fight them over there after we release them from Gitmo?

You’d think that with the repeated return of Guantanamo Bay Islamic terrorists (you know the ones everyone keeps telling us aren’t terrorists) to positions of leadership in Islamic terrorist movements and masterminding more attacks on Americans and other innocent civilians, we’d finally get the hint.  But, no, there are more important things to worry about . . . like art therapy courses for the future planners of the Flight 253 Undiebomb.

And now, a freed Gitmo detainee is heir apparent to the Afghan Taliban’s second in command position.  Abdul Qayyum is leading the battles against U.S. troops in Marjah, Afghanistan and has risen through the ranks in his 14 months back on the battlefield after his Gitmo R&R.  His assistant in planning the attacks on U.S. and other troops is another former Gitmo guest, Abdul Rauf.  And we’re returning them back to the battlefield because . . .?  Blame both the Bush and Obama administrations and the U.S. Supreme Court for punting on this issue, as this week, the Court declined to hear a case on the Gitmo Uighurs, and the Obama administration found them a home in Sweden (a home for those who weren’t already enjoying ice cream and swimming in their new Caribbean home).

A man freed from Guantanamo more than two years ago after he claimed he only wanted to go home and help his family is now a senior commander running Taliban resistance to the U.S.-led offensive in southern Afghanistan, two senior Afghan intelligence officials say.

Abdul Qayyum is also seen as a leading candidate to be the next No. 2 in the Afghan Taliban hierarchy, said the officials, interviewed last week by The Associated Press.

The story of Abdul Qayyum could add to the complications President Barack Obama is facing in fulfilling his pledge to close the prison at Guantanamo by sending some prisoners back to their home countries or to other willing nations, while putting others on trial. . . .

Qayyum’s key aide in plotting attacks on Afghan and international forces is another former Guantanamo prisoner, said the Afghan intelligence officials as well as a former Helmand governor, Sher Mohammed Akundzada. Abdul Rauf, who told his U.S. interrogators he had only loose connections to the Taliban, spent time in an Afghan jail before being freed last year.

He rejoined the Taliban, they said. Akundzada said he warned authorities against releasing both him and Qayyum. . . .

They said Qayyum was given charge of the military campaign in the south about 14 months ago, soon after his release from the Afghan jail to which he had been transferred from Guantanamo. That includes managing the battle for the town of Marjah, where NATO troops are flushing out remaining militants.

Qayyum, whose Taliban nom de guerre is Qayyum Zakir, is thought to be running operations from the Pakistani border city of Quetta. . . .

Qayyum, who is about 36 years old, is close to the Taliban’s spiritual leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar. He has been tipped as a candidate to replace the militia’s second-in-command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who was among several Taliban leaders arrested recently in Pakistan. . . .

According to a military transcript of his [Guantanamo Bay military tribunal] hearing, he said, “I want to go back home and join my family and work in my land and help my family.” In December 2007 he was among 13 Afghan prisoners released to the Afghan government and held in Pul-e-Charkhi jail, on the eastern edge of the Kabul.

A year later he was set free, despite warnings he would return to the Taliban, said Akundzada.

So, why did we open Gitmo? Why did we capture terrorists in Afghanistan? Why did we send them to Gitmo? It seems like a pointless–and costly (in money and American men’s lives)–exercise. If we’re gonna release hardened brutal terrorists like this to go and direct the deaths of our soldiers, why bother even being there?

I don’t get it. Do you? And clearly, at least in this case, the military tribunals aren’t all that effective, either.

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13 Responses

We have a muslim president executing his anti-American agenda, what else would anyone expect?

DS_ROCKS! on March 4, 2010 at 2:52 pm

How about we catch and release Obama (the Terrorist in Chief)and drop him off in Kenya?

Jarhead on March 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm

OT…but here is an article on Norquist and Jihad…

Skunky on March 4, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I don’t know if this belongs in the “What were they thinking?” or the “Whose side are they on?” pile. Some of us still think the best strategy was to get what intel we could from them, try them, and shoot them.

On an aside, note in the picture how our soldiers are wearing vinyl gloves – perhaps to reassure our “guests” they and their Qurans won’t be defiled by kaffir cooties. When we have to be deferential and sensitive to our prisoner’s expectations, it’s clear evidence that we have truly lost it.

Raymond in DC on March 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    @Raymond in DC
    The gloves are for the soldiers protection from the prisoner’s cooties. Would you want to touch that piece-o-crap with your bare hands? I’d prefer they used tasers or cattle prods.
    Any of these Gitmo scum caught in battle a second time should be shot on sight. Actually the first time would’ve been even better.

    Jarhead, I love your idea but they’d just send him back. How about the middle of a nice’n’toasty desert instead?…along with the rest of the muslim payola politicians. Hey, it might make an interesting reality show…
    …yeah, just wishfull thinking 🙁

    theShadow on March 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Guess who release him? It wasn’t our current president.

In December 2007 he was among 13 Afghan prisoners released to the Afghan government and held in Pul-e-Charkhi jail, on the eastern edge of the Kabul.

A year later he was set free, despite warnings he would return to the Taliban, said Akundzada.

Debbie deliberately misleads readers for political advantage.

I occasionally read this site – just to inform myself about how people who are looking to hate – find ways to do just that,
even if it requires misleading statement, deception or outright lies.

S: HUH? I deliberately mentioned Bush in this entry:

“Blame both the Bush and Obama administrations . . . .”

Did you skip reading comprehension in school? DS

soa on March 4, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Dutch polls put Wilders closer to power
By Michael Steenin Amsterdam

March 4 2010

The anti-Islam and anti-immigration party of Geert Wilders achieved two convincing results in Dutch local polls – taking it a step nearer a share of power at June’s general election.

Mr Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV) won the most votes in the northern city of Almere on Wednesday, and was only narrowly beaten by the mainstream Labour party in The Hague.

Jim on March 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm

This is the problem with an excessive emphasis on taking prisoners, rather than pursuing the enemy and eliminating it. The Taliban and other jihadist groups are not uniformed soldiers of a foreign country, so the protocols being pursued are entirely inappropriate. These decencies are looked upon with contempt by jihadists as infidel weakness and decadence.

sorrow01 on March 4, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Catch and Release…picked that up from ice.

IceNoMore on March 5, 2010 at 10:33 am

I’ll tell you why it’s happening. Barrack Obama is a muslim so he’s just sticking up for his muslim bum buddies.

Ken on March 6, 2010 at 2:45 am

Hopefully the U.S. Military will kill this guy soon.

Truth on March 6, 2010 at 9:21 am

We have to get rid of that freaky – long legged mack daaddy that is now sitting in the white house – gotta get rid of him…maybe the same way they got rid of JFK-RFK – MLK…?????shameful we even have to think of that….but what are you gonna do??? let this weasle destroy us???????

BIG IRISH on March 7, 2010 at 5:59 pm

BIG IRISH, how about an election? Not that I mind doing what the Left did with Bush–fantasizing about assassinations.

Hussein has already gotten into a lot of trouble. If Americans are a reasonable people, his power will be radically decreased later this year.

skzion on March 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm

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