From Fox News.
One of the five Taliban fighters traded last year for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is trying to make contact with the Taliban once again, Fox News has learned.
A U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that the former Guantanamo prisoner has been intercepted making telephone calls to the Taliban.
The development comes amid rising concerns over former Guantanamo detainees returning to the battlefield, and over the nature of the Bergdahl-Taliban trade itself last year, which was negotiated with the involvement of the Qatari government.
Despite the apparent outreach by one of the traded prisoners, all five of the so-called “Taliban 5” are still accounted for in Qatar, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News.
Yeah, Qatar is so fucking reliable.
Qatar is dominated by Wahhabist extremists, who are sympathetic to terrorist groups. It has emerged as the world’s chief sponsor of Sunni terrorism, it smuggles weapons into Libya and Syria with the complicity of the Obama Administration, and it was also a chief backer of Morsi in Egypt. Qatar is among the chief financial sponsors of international terrorism. Good luck with that ‘accountability’, asshole.
……While the Taliban is not listed on the State Department list of foreign terrorist organizations, it is on the Treasury Department’s list of “specially designated global terrorist,” dating back to a 2002 executive order.
Maybe that’s why Obama can’t bring himself to use the words ‘terrorist’ and Taliban in the same breath. The State Department hasn’t made it official.
Besides, it’s the semantics that count:
(Spokes-tool Josh) Earnest acknowledged Thursday that they “do carry out tactics that are akin to terrorism, they do pursue terror attacks in an effort to try to advance their agenda.” However, he said they are not like Al Qaeda in that they don’t have “aspirations that extend beyond just the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
The Taliban beg to differ. They’ve called for muslims in the West to engage in jihad, and have declared allegiance to ISIS and global terrorism. Their magazine (yes, they have one) is a steady stream of violent theocracy and a vision of world-wide domination of Sharia Law. Newsflash Josh, they’ve got aspirations up the ass.
They haven’t revealed which one of the five contacted the Taliban, but they are among the worst the Taliban has to offer.
The fact that Obama traded these shitbags for a deserter/traitor makes the whole thing that much more despicable.
Other terrorists released by Obama are living the good life in Uruguay.
Remember all those faces. You’ll see them again.