John Walker Lindh, American Taliban Fighter, set for Release

| March 19, 2019

John Walker Lindh, the American that fought for the Taliban, is looking at a May 2019 release. (AP/Reuters)

John Walker Lindh, the American caught fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan, is set to be released in May, 2019. As you guys may remember, John Lindh was captured in Afghanistan. He was fighting for the Taliban.

He was put on trial, convicted, and sentenced to serve some prison time. He maintained his radical views while in prison. He even argued that he would continue advocating Islamic extremism after his release.

From Fox News:

The National Counterterrorism Center penned a document dated Jan. 24, 2017 claiming the former Taliban fighter remains as radicalized now as he was in 2001.

“As of May 2016, John Walker Lindh (USPER) — who is scheduled to be released in May 2019 after being convicted of supporting the Taliban – continued to advocate for global jihad and to write and translate violent extremist texts,” the Foreign Policy magazine reported.

The report added Walker Lindh told “a television news producer that he would continue to spread violent extremist Islam upon his release.”

He applied for Irish citizenship, and plans to go to Ireland after his release. His argument is that he needs to seek asylum, as his survival in the United States is questionable.

You could read more here.

Category: Terror War

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  1. BlueCord Dad says:

    Questionable? I’d say there’s no question somebody would pop him a new asshole in his forehead…just sayin’

  2. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Ah, good luck in Ireland.

    Ireland maybe be neutral, but IRE has some of the best counterterrorism troops and hosted agencies in the work that have set up shop there.

    In short, if I find you walking the streets of Dubs … there will be a brawl.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      “Irish citizens are not subject to immigration control,” the spokesman for Ireland’s Department of Justice told the London Times. “Therefore, if a person has Irish citizenship and presents their Irish passport on arrival, they will not be refused entry to the state.”

      Looks like they don’t give a shit.

  3. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    in the world …

  4. Mason says:

    What a justice system we have that he can’t be reformed the least bit in 17 years. I say we sent him back where we found him.

    • Berliner says:

      I think the Justice Department should release him at the last known grid coordinates of Osama Bin Swimmin’ Laden.

      Concrete shoes optional.

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    I’d be less annoyed that he’s getting out if the media stopped pandering to him and others like him.

  6. ChipNASA says:


  7. NHSparky says:

    Still amazed he only got 20 years.

  8. The Other Whitey says:

    Why wasn’t this bastard riddled with holes?

    • rgr769 says:

      See my comment below for the answer to your question.

      • rgr769 says:

        Another reason why he wasn’t capped is because he was interviewed by the two CIA interrogators (Mike Spann was one of them) in the prison before the uprising and the Agency likely wanted to further interrogate him for intel purposes.

  9. 5th/77th FA says:

    Prolly got a job offer from Brucie’s Bath House. (entry in the rear) Brucie may need someone to headline the man love Thursday event. This tool has much experience by now.

    To parrot ChipNASA….FaKeem!

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I only hope that Bubba, Thor, Julio and “Tiny Tyrone” straightened his ass out while he was in the can.

  10. Roh-Dog says:

    Can we find some space for him next to his hero to Bin Laden?

    • jim h says:

      would agree, except it would probably mean some other righteous bunch of spear points and snake eaters would somehow manage to get themselves miraculously taken down afterward by some third world goat humper with a one-in-a-million RPG shot. no bueno.

      then again, new prez, so maybe not.

  11. Sparks says:

    Good luck with staying alive in Ireland. They may not like the British, but they damned sure hate Muslims and all their shite. I’m sure some guys will be waiting to give you a warm welcome at the airport in Dublin.

    “maistíní a fucking”

  12. AW1Ed says:

    Can’t be much of a market for convicted jihadists, at least in the civilized world. Bet he winds up somewhere in the ME in a country with a name that ends in -stan.

  13. jim h says:

    my question is why Ireland? why on earth would he go to the one country on planet earth more catholic than Italy? dude’s just looking to be a martyr. and these people are not the ones….though he’s probably way too young to remember the troubles.

    • FuzeVT says:

      I think we should fly him to some 4th world Islamic Shithole (yeah, I said shithole – deal with it) all expenses paid. I bet he would fit in one of the weapons bays of an F22. Ya think?

    • That Guy says:

      He’s probably not aware how active the IRAs splinter grouos still are.
      Tiocfaidh ar la, boys. Pick a real target, not a fucking pizza man.

    • Valerie says:

      The IRA were great friends with Ghadaffi back in the day. They also fly Palestinian flags over their headquarters, so Lindh should fit right in. Ireland is changing-they also have muslim immigration.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I say scatter him all over some part of the Middle East sans cremation, knowhutimean?

  14. SFC D says:

    Why is this cocksucker not doing life without parole at Gitmo. Fuck that, why is he still drawing breath?

    • rgr769 says:

      According to people in the SF community who were on site when he was finally captured for the second time, they would have let the Northern Alliance troops put an end to him like they did all other captured foreign fighters. However, once he was interviewed and taped by an effing reporter and identified as an American, the SF ODA commander decided they couldn’t allow him to be capped, as he so richly deserved, because it would subject them to quite a bit of grief from the powers that be. Also, the media stories that he was Taliban are bullshit perpetuated by the media. He was fighting with an Al Qaeda unit, as almost all foreign fighters served with Al Queda units, as they invariably only spoke Arabic other than their native languages. The Taliban mostly only spoke Pashto

    • rgr769 says:

      I would also add that he didn’t go to GITMO because he is a U.S. citizen. To my knowledge, they have never held anyone there who was only a citizen of ours.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Crazy eyed murderous bitch. Rot in hell while Satan devours your worthless soul.

    • Mason says:

      Fuck her.

      I do like how Newsweek puts this towards the end, after directly quoting Governor Ralph “KKK or Blackface, I can’t remember which” Northam; “prominent Republicans have used the comments to claim that Democrats support infanticide.”

      There’s no claim. At least one Democratic governor literally, on live radio, said that’s what would happen under a law he supported signing.

  15. Club Manager, USA ret. says:

    Does not track. His Obama-hugging momma and father who let Obama handle his wife in front of him live in Oregon, one of the most liberal states of these US of A. Not to say a patriot would not make the commute to pop his sorry ass but still. Just another publicity seeking prick.

    • David says:

      If we were talking about Bo Bergdahl from Idaho, I would agree 100%. Think you have the wrong asshole.

  16. USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

    If he doesn’t perpetuate the violent beliefs his religion commands of him in some M/E country, he’ll likely commit some kind of “lone wolf” atrocity somewhere else.

    Here’s hoping no decent country admits him and that he ends up back in whatever 3d world shithole will take him.

    Why this guy isn’t buried in a nondescript grave is beyond me.

  17. Arby says:

    I hope is is placed on the “Do Not Fly” list. No sense in making his exit easy.

  18. Skyjumper says:

    Here’s an article that his dad (a liberal attorney in Calif. at the time), wrote for the Washington Lawyer back in May 2005 that was posted on the ‘DC Bar’ website.

    Basically he states that his son is sweet, naive and innocent, but the mean old US Government has trumped up charges & is looking to hang his son’s azz.

    A lengthy read, but have soft items ready to throw, clear the area of SJW’s & a stash barf bag nearby.

  19. Martinjmpr says:

    I’d be in favor of returning him to his place of capture, preferably from the ramp of a CH-47 at 5000′, sans parachute.

  20. David says:

    I’m thinking drop him off on Shankill in Belfast and let the orange and green lads compete to see who can get his Mizzie ass first.


    He needs a neck stretchin’…. preferably public

  22. 100E says:

    We won’t know, but the US govt could have flipped him. The Ireland route would work well.
    ‘It’s just a matter of a small amount of electricity’.

  23. FatCircles0311 says:

    Democrat party has found their 2020 Candidate for president. Go sit down Kamala and Beto, you don’t hate Americans and America more that this shitstick.

  24. Combat Historian says:

    Ilhan Omar will probably hire the traitorous Marin County Goathumper to be her Director of Community Outreach…

  25. OldManchu says:

    I agree they should release him.

    From 10,000′ AGL. Over a pig farm. With an anvil for a canopy system.

  26. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    After Walker’s first capture and subsequent prison uprising … it was CPO(SEAL) Steve Bass who entered the prison looking for Mike Spann and Dave.

    Steve’s Navy Cross citation is fairly amazing … apparently if it moved Steve killed it.

    Steve was assigned to a British SAS or SBU at the time.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Talk about a set of brass ones… going through an anti-personnel mine field and using enemy weapons when he was running out of ammo!

      • MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

        Steve should have been upgraded.

        It was reviewed for MoH 2 years ago, during mass review.

  27. Skippy says:

    He should run as a dem in California he will fit right in

  28. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I’m all for him meeting a painful end in some dark alley and may John Walker Lindh die painfully, broke and forgotten.

  29. Dennis says:

    I hope my Irish cousins are paying attention.