Detainee traded for Bergdahl may have contacted Taliban: officials

(Reuters) – U.S. spy agencies are examining intelligence reports that one of five Taliban leaders released from Guantanamo prison and sent to Qatar as part of a deal to free U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl last year may have re-established contact with a militant group, U.S. officials said on Friday.

So far, only one of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies has formally concluded that the Taliban leader is suspected of re-engagement, two U.S. officials told Reuters. But other agencies will be closely monitoring him for further corroboration, said the officials, who asked not to be identified.

Republicans who control the U.S. Congress are demanding that President Barack Obama not free any more people from Guantanamo, the U.S. prison on Cuba was set up to house suspected terrorists caught by the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

They say there is a big risk of the released prisoners rejoining the fight against the United States…

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  • Exile1981

    Was that picture taken in a Mosque in Toronto or Calgary?

    • I think it’s Justin’s campaign headquarters.

    • occupant 9

      It’s a reasonable question. It’s obviously somewhere where Islam is very “holy” what with all the holes bullets can make.

  • winniec

    A cheaper method of detention needs to be found. Some form of GPS installed in the body may be the answer.

    • Or anchors.

    • Exile1981

      9mm slug?

    • olddog

      7.62 NATO..Skull implant…no batteries required…PERIOD!!!!

  • Maggat

    “They say there is a big risk-” Pretty much a guarantee.

  • rufusrastasjohnsonbrown

    Republicans who control the U.S. Congress are demanding….First off those aren’t Republicans,they are the Stupid Party Rinos and secondly they grovel and say pretty please ,never demand,Hard to believe that the past election giving the GOP a majority in Congress and the Senate changed nothing.Americans should be measuring rope and lamp posts.

  • Xavier

    Why don’t these guys have those nose implant tracker thingys like in Total Recall?

    • olddog

      or the newly banded AR-15 Ammo..good way to rid the planet of Lead and Mutant (D)NA..WIN..WIN…thingy..

      • Xavier

        That’s good but I keep thinking of the ant stuff we use where they take the bait back to the nest and it kills the entire colony. That would be great, especially if we could watch by remote cam.

  • BillyHW

    Obama is a traitor and needs to be hung from a tree.