Four top members of the Taliban’s new interim government are former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who were freed by the Obama administration in a prisoner exchange for the admitted Army deserter, Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by insurgents after he walked away his post in Afghanistan.
Daily Mail (h/t Dan) The four new officials were members of the radical ‘Guantanamo Five’ who were traded, along with $5 BILLION as payment to the Taliban from the Obama regime to free America-hating Army deserter Boew Bergdahl from the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in 2014.
The Taliban on Tuesday announced the appointment of Acting Director of Intelligence Abdul Haq Wasiq, Acting Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs Norullah Noori, Deputy Defense Minister Mohammad Fazl, and Acting Minister of Information and Culture Khairullah Khairkhah.
Republican Rep. Mike Waltz, a former Green Beret who served in Afghanistan, expressed his disgust that key positions will now be held by the former Guantanamo Bay prisoners.
‘I have déjà vu knowing it’s the same national security team in place now that then “exchanged” such high-value terrorists for traitor Bowe Bergdahl,’ he told DailyMail.com.
‘I personally led searches for Bergdahl and soldiers in other units lost their lives in search of him.
‘Seeing these former Guantanamo prisoners now in charge of a terrorist state that will once again threaten the homeland is a slap in the face to every veteran, gold star family, and victims of 9/11.
‘Despite this, the Biden Administration has still yet to learn appeasement has serious national security consequences and we are more unsafe now as a result of this disastrous withdrawal.’
One of the most feared figures of the four is Mullah Mohammad Fazl. He returns to the role he held in the pre-9/11 government as deputy defense minister. He is alleged to be responsible for killing thousands of Afghanistan’s minority Shia.
He, along with the other four, were released as part of a deal for Bergdahl. The fifth member of the Guantanamo Five, Mohammad Nabi Omari, was appointed governor of eastern Khost Province last month.