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White House Steps Up Plan to Release al-Qaeda Supporters to the Taliban

February 2nd, 2012
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02.02.2012 original publish date
08.28.2012 switched graphic positions on this page
09.24.2012 update: Reflects 3,000 U.S. prisoner transfer to the Afgans

Troops in Afghanistan from 2002-2011. Original Graphic Courtesy: Reuters

Troops in Afghanistan from 2002-2011. Original Graphic Courtesy: Reuters

White House Steps Up Plan to Release al-Qaeda Supporters to the Taliban

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The Obama Administration continues preparation to release now five (up from previous four) Guantanamo Prisoners (terrorist supporters) in “hope” that the Afghanistan Taliban will engage in “peace talks.”

Reportedly, the Taliban hand-picked which detainees they wanted release.

Along with over-regulation, record deficit creating, and healthcare controlling, this is one of the worst policies this Administration has ever considered.

Anyone who has ever studied terrorism and the history of Afghanistan would understand that (1) NEVER grant terrorists’ requests, and (2) that the fundamental order in Afghanistan has been essentially the same as it was for over 175 years. The Obama Administration is getting a “promise” to talk if the U.S. hands over these key Taliban prisoners first. This is not how to negotiate.

The Obama Administration is living in a complete fantasyland if they think that releasing KNOWN al-Qaeda supporters will achieve anything of U.S. interest in Afghanistan.

Releasing high ranking captured Taliban prisoners will not solve ANYTHING in Afghanistan, nor further U.S. interest in the region.

  • The Afgans will say and do anything to get fellow al-Qaeda supporters out of ‘jail’ free.
  • The Afgan Taliban WILL reneg on any and every agreement made with the U.S. sometime AFTER they get what they want.

The U.S. should have exited Afghanistan no later than starting with the next day after Osama Bin Laden was targeted and killed in PAKISTAN.

"When we understand that slide, we'll have won the war." Graphic: Power Point slide defining some of the major problems in Afghanistan (Source: Daily mail.UK/ Mail Foreign Service). Click graphic to enlarge 964px × 699px (246.49 KB (252,408 bytes).

“When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war.” Graphic: Power Point slide defining some of the major problems in Afghanistan (Source: Daily mail.UK/ Mail Foreign Service). Click graphic to enlarge 964px × 699px (246.49 KB (252,408 bytes).

 

The Writing is on the Wall – Coalition Afgan War Support Are Bailing Out
Both the British and French have realized the futility of staying in Afghanistan. It is expensive and troops are just targets for the Taliban. In the last 10 years, about 3,000 Coalition Troops have been killed in Afghanistan. The British will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2013.

France said it will also exit it’s remaining 3,600 troops in Afghanistan by 2013. This came after an Afghan soldier shot and killed four French soldiers in Kabul in January 2012. The Afgan soldier was reportedly linked to the Taliban – the same group the Obama Administration thinks they are negotiating “peace” with.

The U.S. now plans to exit its “combat role” in Afghanistan by 2013.  This does not mean all troops will be out of Afghanistan, just as all troops have not left Iraq as we have been incorrectly told.

U.S. Gov Spending $14,000+ per year to train each Afgan Solder

The U.S. is spending an estimated minimum $14,285 to train each Afgan soldier to take the place of the U.S. and its allies when we leave. [Math: $5-7 billion/ year cost to train 350,000 Afgan troops using the low-estimate, amounts to $14,285.71 to train one Afgan solder per year.] During the course of reading endless government financial documents, I find that the U.S. government is never accurate and grossly underestimates costs when it comes to budgeting and estimating.

U.S. Aid to Afghanistan
The United States and its allies have given (not loaned), $15.7 Billion to the (corrupt) Afghanistan government just in 2011.

“Afghanistan received $15.7 billion — 90 percent of its public spending — from the U.S. and other NATO donors. After 10 years of NATO and other allied intervention, the country still ranks among the most corrupt in the world.”

— Source: News Max

It’s Drugs, Not Corn Afgans Intend to Grow
In March 2008, the U.S. government published a report under U.S. Aid (Report #106, PDF 68pps) that is a complete fantasy of how they think Afghanistan is going to change farming and their overall agriculture in the future.

The U.S. has failed to understand that Afgan farmers aren’t going to grow corn and wheat when they can grow far more profitable drugs without any issues.

According to a 2010 United Nations Report, Afghanistan is the world’s biggest producer of opium, is also a “major producer of cannabis” and “the world’s biggest producer of hashish.”

— Source: CNN

In 2011, Opium production was up 61% in Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s former “anti-drug” czar stated that when allied troops leave, opium production is likely to increase.

Despite the billions handed out to the corrupt Afgan government, the billions given in aid to the Afgan military, last November 2011,

An “Afghan border policeman with an excellent record of service killed six US soldiers as they all sat down for tea during a routine training session.”

— Source: BBC News

End Game?
Despite over 10 years, 3,000 lives and nearly a half-Trillion dollars (59pps PDF Reportshare link), the Taliban is expected to retake Afghanistan again sometime after U.S. troops leave.

UPDATE: 09-24-2012
Obama Administration Transfers 3,000 Suspected Taliban Prisoners to Afgan Control
One day before the terrorists attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama Administration completed the transfer of 3,000 suspected Taliban prisoners over to Afghanistan “authorities” (Source: Reuters, 09-10-2012).

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Afghanistan Related Reports:
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Afghanistan – an Expensive Exercise in Futility

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