Detainee Swapped For Bergdahl Returning To Militant Activity?

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Officials: Detainee swapped for Bergdahl suspected of militant activities - CNN.com



The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location in Qatar, CNN has learned exclusively.

The development has led to an ongoing debate inside the administration about whether there is a new threat from this man, and potentially the other four.

This is the first known suggestion that any of the detainees involved in the exchange may be trying to engage again in militant activity. It comes at a politically sensitive time as the administration has quickened the pace of prisoner release in an effort to encourage the closure of the Guantanamo, and the Army must decide in the coming weeks whether and how to punish Bergdahl for leaving his post.

Several U.S. officials across different agencies and branches of the U.S. government have confirmed key details to CNN. The White House referred CNN to the Pentagon, and the Pentagon has declined to comment on the matter.

The officials would not say which of the five men is suspected. But an ongoing U.S. intelligence program to secretly intercept and monitor all of their communications in Qatar turned up evidence in recent months that one of them has "reached out" to try to encourage militant activity, one official said. The official would offer no further details.



 
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Good, do it the right way and kill him in the field this time so we don't have to house him and feed him in perpetuity.
 
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Good, do it the right way and kill him in the field this time so we don't have to house him and feed him in perpetuity.
I agree: BANG! It's messier than drones from afar...but cheaper and way easier. Besides, it's harder for collateral damage to happen.
 
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Suspected? A detainee we didn't get anything for that was released by Bush is now the leader of ISIS, so what was your point again?

There is, as I have posted more than once, quite a bit suggesting that that person was not released under GW. The stories are tangled.

But thanks for playing. Sorry, no parting gifts.


 
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No, actually the now head of ISIS was released during Bush's term.


No. As I have posted on several occasions, there is mystery in that regards. And this thread is not about al-Baghdadi but about a man released for the deserter Bergdahl.

But hey! Thanks for playing. Sorry, no parting gifts.

According to United States Department of Defense records, al-Baghdadi was held at Camp Bucca as a "civilian internee" by US Forces-Iraq from February until December 2004, when he was recommended for release by a Combined Review and Release Board.

A number of newspapers and cable news channels have instead stated that al-Baghdadi was interned from 2005 to 2009. These reports originate from an interview with the former commander of Camp Bucca, Colonel Kenneth King, and are not substantiated by Department of Defense records. Al-Baghdadi was imprisoned at Camp Bucca along with other future leaders of ISIL.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Bakr_al-Baghdadi


 
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Ah, with Bush it's a "mystery"......LOL......Look, it was a foolish move to grab these creeps out of theater and take them to Guantanomo in the first place. Smoke the guy the next time we see him. Plain and simple.
 
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Ah, with Bush it's a "mystery"......LOL......Look, it was a foolish move to grab these creeps out of theater and take them to Guantanomo in the first place. Smoke the guy the next time we see him. Plain and simple.

It is indeed a mystery.

According to United States Department of Defense records, al-Baghdadi was held at Camp Bucca as a "civilian internee" by US Forces-Iraq from February until December 2004, when he was recommended for release by a Combined Review and Release Board.

A number of newspapers and cable news channels have instead stated that al-Baghdadi was interned from 2005 to 2009. These reports originate from an interview with the former commander of Camp Bucca, Colonel Kenneth King, and are not substantiated by Department of Defense records. Al-Baghdadi was imprisoned at Camp Bucca along with other future leaders of ISIL.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Bakr_al-Baghdadi


Smoke the guy the next time we see him. Plain and simple.

"Smoke the guy"? You mean cold blooded murder, is that what you are now advocating?

Some of theses guys have given information that has proven helpful, they cannot do that if murdered as you suggest.


 
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