TSO sends us a link from Tolo News which announces that the Chief recruiter for the Taliban, Hamid Karzai, is making preparations to release nearly half of the prisoners he’s holding in the prison at Bagram. We’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill prisoners, here;
“Of the 88 detainees under dispute, 40 percent have participated in direct attacks wounding or killing 57 Afghan [citizens] and security force members and 30 percent participated in direct attacks wounding or killing 60 US or coalition force members,” the statement said.
The Afghan government has not made any comments on it yet.
The US military says that [the] US has provided “extensive information and evidence on each of the 88 detainees. The disputed cases contain strong evidence of violations of Afghan law or strong investigative leads requiring review by the Saranwal for prosecution or further investigation by the National Directorate of Security.”
President Hamid Karzai on Saturday that the Bagram prison was a “Talib-making factory”. “Bagram [prison] is a place where innocent people are tortured and insulted and made dangerous criminal,” he said.
Yep, Karzai must be getting money from the Taliban, too. In other related Afghan news, five Afghan police officers were killed by one of their own, six Afghans were killed by a roadside bomb, twenty one were killed in a restaurant bombing, including two Americans in Kabul last week. But, the Afghan government still thinks that Americans bombed 10 innocent Afghans, despite evidence that they were Taliban soldiers and firing on American troops.
So why are we planning to leave 10,000 troops after this year?
Category: Terror War