Five Former Guantanamo Detainees Named to Top Afghan Government Positions

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Five former prisoners of Guantanamo Bay, who were exchanged for the release of US Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, are now in senior positions in the Taliban’s new Afghanistan government. 

The Obama Administration traded a group of Guantanamo detainees known as the “Taliban Five,” in 2014, against assessments that recommended their continued captivity, for admitted deserter Bergdahl, who had been taken captive by the Taliban after walking away from his observation post in Paktika Province in June 2009.

“The United States of America does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind,” Obama announced of Bergdahl’s May 2014 release. Now all members of the “Taliban Five” are in high-ranking positions in Afghanistan’s new government.  

Abdul Haq Wasiq, the Acting Director of Intelligence, was “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” as the former Taliban government’s deputy intelligence chief at the beginning of the Afghanistan war according to Guantanamo Bay leadership.  

Mohammad Fazl, the newly minted Deputy Defense Minister, and former Taliban army chief of staff, allegedly had “operational associations with significant al Qaeda and other extremist personnel,” his 2008 assessment read.

Norullah Noori, who was formerly governor of two Afghan provinces in the previous Taliban regime, was named Acting Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs. He is accused of ordering ethnic massacres in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif in 1998.

Former interior minister and now Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Khairullah Khairkhah, was a known opium drug lord in western Afghanistan prior to his capture and helped found the Taliban in 1994.  

Mohammad Nabi Omari, the fifth member of the Taliban Five, was named governor of the eastern Khost Province in August. He had previously held positions as the former Taliban’s communications chief and border chief.

“They have American blood on their hands and surely as night follows day they will return to the fight. In effect, we released the ‘Taliban Dream Team,'” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wrote in a 2014 letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee

Seven years later and the Taliban Dream Team is back in power after President Joe Biden handed Afghanistan to the regime the United States has spent twenty years fighting.

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    1. I totally agree, nuke them all! But get the women and children out of there first. They are innocents that the Taliban use as sex slaves and servants. I truly think the Taliban is nothing but demons dressed in middle eastern garb. They do not respect life in any form and run on high in violent gear…worthless to anyone around them!

      Do you know why the Taliban HATES AMERICANS? Because we listen to and respect our females while the Taliban follows an antiquated way of life where the female has no worth but the same value as a piece of furniture. A Muslim female can be burned, beaten, disfigured and even killed if found speaking (without permission) to another male not in her family. Muslim men (fathers, brothers, uncles, husbands, etc) can do all the above to any female member of their family if she is caught bending the rules — and no court will punish the men if she dies. That antiquated culture does not want Americans in their lives because we corrupt their women into thinking they can use their minds. Muslim men (and I use that term lightly) do not want that…ever!

      Something else to remember: the Taliban sticks to its oldest traditions in the Muslim world that gives the men POWER over women and children. Today you can find in many remote villages that young pre-adolescent females are bought by very old decrepit men as sex slaves and servants. The elderly men who buy these young girls have to pay a huge sum of money or trade items to get the girls, and many of the young girls haven’t even started their periods and these old horny disgusting smelling men try to have sex with these young females. Because this still goes on in the Middle East, many young females run away and would rather deal with the horrors on the road than deal with those smelly old men.

      The Middle East is full of horrors most Americans know nothing about, but the Taliban is one of the worst and if they all get blown to kingdom come, so be it. There will be less demons to destroy the Muslim females and children’s lives and less heads rolling off down the road of their enemies.

      Believe me, this info I shared is but a tiny portion of the very evil nature of the Muslim men who are still caught in their antiquated culture. And please do not let anyone tell you that the Muslim men’s actions are Religious Beliefs. They are NOT! What you see has nothing to do with religion but everything to do with ANTIQUATED CULTURE…NOTHING ELSE!

  3. I wonder what the payoff was for this small favor. I’m thinking they’ll pay Hunter a couple of million for more of his stick figures.


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