Obama has released a high-ranking Taliban commander whom U.S. troops risked their lives to capture in 2013. Latif Mehsud was initially captured during a dangerous mission and held by U.S. forces at Bagram Air Base. But he has now been released back to his home country of Pakistan, along with two other men. The three were transferred to the Pakistani government via a “secret flight.”
The Conservative Tribune reports:
Mehsud was the second-in-command to former Taliban Chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed by a U.S. drone strike.
Repatriating a known terrorist leader is something that officials have called a “rare move.”
What it really feels like is a giant slap in the face to the soldiers that helped make his capture happen in the first place.
The move was said to be one that would help “warm” relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, who are often involved in cross-border skirmishes.
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The U.S. military released a statement regarding the unusual transfer, saying, “In making a decision to transfer a detainee, we take into account the totality of relevant factors relating to the individual and the government that may receive him, including but not limited to any diplomatic assurances that have been provided.”
Given the fact that more often than not, terrorists who are released to their home country are subsequently set free by their own government, this statement is apparently Obama’s way of admitting that he has decided radical Islamic terrorism is punishable by just one year in prison. Not entirely surprising, considering his track record, but still a major blow to the men and women of our armed forces.
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