It’s probably the first of many. CNN is reporting that one of the Taliban leaders traded for Sgt Bowe Bergdahl has returned to the fight directly under the nose of the Qatar govt. supposedly monitoring them. 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.
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.
Under intelligence laws, the definition of “confirmed” for returning to militant activity is that there is a ” preponderance of information which identifies a specific former GITMO detainee as directly involved in terrorist or insurgent activities. The definition of ‘suspected” is that there is “plausible but unverified or single-source reporting indicating a specific former GITMO detainee is directly involved in terrorist or insurgent activities.”
Personally I find this report hard to believe after all didn’t Hillary Clinton say the Taliban 5 was no threat to the U.S.? Clinton is the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president. And
we all know the Democrats would never nominate a candidate with a naive view of terrorism and threats to America….Oh wait a second.
Back in June she said on The Today Show “These five guys are not a threat to the United States. They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s up to those two countries to make the decision once and for all that these are threats to them. So I think we may be kind of missing the bigger picture here. We want to get an American home, whether they fell off the ship because they were drunk or they were pushed or they jumped, we try to rescue everybody.”