Catch & Release & Kill Kill Kill

Well that’s nice:

The Taliban’s new top operations officer in southern Afghanistan had been a prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the latest example of a freed detainee who took a militant leadership role and a potential complication for the Obama administration’s efforts to close the prison. U.S. authorities handed over the detainee to the Afghan government, which in turn released him, according to Pentagon and CIA officials.

Abdullah Ghulam Rasoul, formerly Guantanamo prisoner No. 008, was among 13 Afghan prisoners released to the Afghan government in December 2007. Rasoul is now known as Mullah Abdullah Zakir, a nom de guerre that Pentagon and intelligence officials say is used by a Taliban leader who is in charge of operations against U.S. and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan.


After nearly eight years, I’ve come to the conclusion that guys with guns who shoot at you while hiding amongst civilians and/or hospitals and such, who brainwash impressionable teens into becoming walking bombs just can’t be trusted.

Either that or, on his release, the guards at Gitmo forgot to tell Rasoul, “run along, play nice.”


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