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American Taliban Released From Prison

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by esmith, May 24, 2019.

  1. esmith

    esmith Veteran Member

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    Seems that good behavior doesn't look at ongoing support for ISIS
    According to the NCTC report, as of May 2016, Lindh "continued to advocate for global jihad and to write and translate violent extremist texts." In March 2016, the report says, he "told a television news producer that he would continue to spread violent extremist Islam upon his release."
    Lindh had made "pro ISIS statements to various reporters," the Bureau of Prisons report also stated.
    In an email to his father included in the BOP report, Lindh said that he was "not interested in renouncing my beliefs or issuing condemnations."
    above from: John Walker Lindh: 'American Taliban' released from prison - CNNPolitics
     
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  2. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    If I remember correctly, even his own father said he shouldn't be released.
     
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    This is a bad move.
     
  4. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Did he serve his time? Do we believe in the rule of law? Do the rules specify that someone who acted as he did in prison gets released after serving 17 out of 20 years? Those are the only questions that should be asked.

    Otherwise we're talking about the law being unimportant and subject to the whims of those in power.
     
  5. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Actually it's not when you think about it.

    You could view it as say, a strategic release.
     
  6. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    So the idea is that he can commit a crime and Trump take credit for arresting him again? Trump might do that, I suppose.
     
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    Maybe he'll meet with an unfortunate accident, like getting eaten by a wild boar.
     
  8. Stanyon

    Stanyon WWMHD?

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    He never should have made it out of Afghanistan.
     
  9. esmith

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    Works for me.
     
  10. Ellen Brown

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    Even a casual student of History will see that there is more than enough guilt to go around. I remember reading about a story that came from before Islam started that complained how the Byzantines attacked the nomads along the Arabian Peninsula. So, perhaps even if early Muslims were murderous bandits, there was a reason for their ire?

    Colonial powers were out pillaging and raping from the time of Christ on, and those same powers, in a different form still are. As to Afghanistan, the country seems to have been a nexus for war for a very long time. Russia invaded to get at the heavy metals they hoped would be there. And later, on the pretense of hunting Bin Laden, America did the same thing. Now China seems to be wanting to have their way with Afghanistan.

    I can see a reason for the anger at the west because of our ravaging of the Middle East. England did the same with India and was eventually thrown out. Oil Baron interests still vie for the oil there, and likely will until it is all gone. I think that will take less than 100 years.

    I can't excuse the actions of people like the Taliban, but I can understand their frustration, and anger.
     
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