Released Taliban leader vows to kill Americans

Noorullah Noori, following his release from Guantanamo Bay is not exactly  telling reporters he wants to go to Disneyland. Sophia Rosenbaum reports in the New York Post:

Upon arriving in Qatar, Noorullah Noori, one of the five top Taliban leaders exchanged for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, wasted no time making his plans clear.

He “kept insisting he would go to Afghanistan and fight American forces there,” a Taliban commander told NBC News on Friday.

OK, he’s got to wait a year, assuming Qatar keeps its deal (as it has not done in the past with released prisoners), but we’ll still have troops in Afghanistan, not to mention diplomats, aid workers, and contract workers.

This probably isn’t an empty threat:

Noori, 47, was one of the Taliban’s most vicious commanders, according to reports.

He was believed to have been present at a 2001 prison riot that led to the death of Johnny Michael Spann, a CIA operative who was the first American killed in the Afghan war.

He’s also been implicated in the murders of thousands of Shiites who opposed the Taliban.

Nice work, Obama.

Hat tip: Cliff Thier

Noorullah Noori, following his release from Guantanamo Bay is not exactly  telling reporters he wants to go to Disneyland. Sophia Rosenbaum reports in the New York Post:

Upon arriving in Qatar, Noorullah Noori, one of the five top Taliban leaders exchanged for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, wasted no time making his plans clear.

He “kept insisting he would go to Afghanistan and fight American forces there,” a Taliban commander told NBC News on Friday.

OK, he’s got to wait a year, assuming Qatar keeps its deal (as it has not done in the past with released prisoners), but we’ll still have troops in Afghanistan, not to mention diplomats, aid workers, and contract workers.

This probably isn’t an empty threat:

Noori, 47, was one of the Taliban’s most vicious commanders, according to reports.

He was believed to have been present at a 2001 prison riot that led to the death of Johnny Michael Spann, a CIA operative who was the first American killed in the Afghan war.

He’s also been implicated in the murders of thousands of Shiites who opposed the Taliban.

Nice work, Obama.

Hat tip: Cliff Thier