Kerry says freed Taliban inmates would target U.S. at 'enormous risk': CNN

Comments (37)
kevin69 wrote:

Hey Kerry Wake up fool, That what terrorist do.. and now you and obama put five very dangerous men loose to do whatever for one man.. Nice job idiot.. Now they have an inside source, You boys really screwed the pooch this time..

Jun 08, 2014 10:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnrf wrote:

Keep in mind that these “Taliban Leaders” have been at gitmo for 12 years. Let’s stop pretending that they are important to the Taliban. Probably most of their former soldiers are dead or retired.

Jun 08, 2014 10:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnrf wrote:

Keep in mind that these “Taliban Leaders” have been at gitmo for 12 years. Let’s stop pretending that they are important to the Taliban. Probably most of their former soldiers are dead or retired.

Jun 08, 2014 10:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:

Trivial blather – obvious truism.

The drones make life tenuous for any Taliban who kills or plans killing.

Jun 08, 2014 10:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:

only risk, Obama and Kerry have, is boringggggggggg us all to death, with their worthless blather….

Jun 08, 2014 10:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse

please excuse me, I have to go and take a shower, using lye soap.

Jun 08, 2014 11:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Five older and one younger socially out-of-date men staggering around in a world that has seven billion-plus of us doing, one way or another, largely the same thing poses no threat to anybody unless they plan to breed like flies, drive monster SUVs, and consume like mad — and even that is no real threat since accelerating Climate Change and pending highly lethal pandemics are likely to very significantly cull our numbers before their children, if they have only one between them all or dozens of brats, grow old enough to understand what is/went wrong with the world: Six broken guys who probably no longer know how, or have an interest in, having sex with women.

Jun 08, 2014 11:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
thranx1 wrote:

Oh yes…warning relics from another era who are prepared to die for love of their diety that they might face death if they act naughty…that’ll discourage them, for sure.

Jun 08, 2014 11:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
umkomazi wrote:

Good grief! Hasn’t the yank government learned anything???!!!!

This is precisely what those brainwashed morons want – they have some delusion about going to paradise to sit next to a swarm of small boys selected for them by the sky-paedo.

Only they realise in the last nano-second of their worthless lives that the koran is nothing more than a collection of silly fairy stories – they will in fact spend eternity in a hole in the ground with their fellow nut jobs a worm food!

Jun 08, 2014 11:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

Put five snakes into a box and keep them alive for five years and then release them. They are just as capable of biting you as they were before and even more so if you think they are now tame. Funny how the liberals think they are up standing citizens now and will not “do anything” because they are too afraid. Wake up dumbos.

Jun 08, 2014 12:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
desertares wrote:

No, Secretary Kerry it is the United States and it’s armed forces that you have placed at “enormous risk” by releasing these prisoners.

Jun 08, 2014 12:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ScottBogert wrote:

I think strapping a bomb to one’s self, and detonating it is also considered “enormous risk”, Mr. Kerry.

Jun 08, 2014 1:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kahnie wrote:

Sounds like Kerry is to Obama as Bobby Kennedy was to LBJ. You are right JK, but don’t you think the SecState should support his POTUS? He has developed as a cancer on the Administration.

Jun 08, 2014 1:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

“It would have been offensive and incomprehensible to consciously leave an American behind. No matter what,” – for the Republicans it doesn’t matter, for November is coming soon…

Jun 08, 2014 1:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
adamrussell wrote:

nuclear bum implants

Jun 08, 2014 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lag46 wrote:

Kerry – How much damage can they do and how many people can they kill and maim before we are able to target them if they rejoin the fight? You can’t paint a turd purple and call it an eggplant. It was a very foolish and dangerous trade. These guys are terrorists and not prisoners of war. If we would had really treated them according to the Geneva Convention, they would not have been afforded prisoner of war status. They would have been tried before a military tribunal, convicted of war crimes, and executed. They wouldn’t have spent all this time incarcerated at Gitmo. You and your boss don’t have a clue and are rapidly running out of support even in the liberal media and within the Democrat Party.

Jun 08, 2014 3:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lag46 wrote:

@UauS. I, and many others, have no problem bringing Bergdahl home regardless of the circumstances of his absence and capture. The objection is to the lunacy of the deal to obtain his release.

Jun 08, 2014 3:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

This guy is so full of it.

Jun 08, 2014 3:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ballsy wrote:

I think they don’t care too much about the “risk” Mr. Secretary. These people are terrorists, remember?

Jun 08, 2014 5:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ballsy wrote:

Wonder if we could trade The current administration, (and Killary) for the US Marine currently in a Mexico prison?

Jun 08, 2014 5:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
smit1610 wrote:

Do you really expect rationale people to believe that the released taliban “generals” will not target Americans when they return to Afghanistan? John Kerry, do you really think we are that stupid?? Are you that stupid?

Jun 08, 2014 5:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
comitas7 wrote:

“I’m not telling you they don’t have some ability at some point to go back and get involved,” Kerry said in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” program. “But they also have the ability to get killed doing that…these guys pick a fight with us, in the future or now or at any time, at enormous risk.”

The inability of US government personnel to understand what the Islamists and Salafists EXPLICITLY state as their goals is breath-taking. They are hardly going to lay down their weapons voluntarily.

Jun 08, 2014 6:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mrnukem wrote:

The big unspoken secret here is the 5 have micro electronic tracking implants that will let us find them anytime, any place we want to in the future.

Jun 08, 2014 7:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CheckItOut wrote:

What stupidity from Kerry; The Taliban use suicide bombers! So they will worry about the risk?

And besides going after US soldiers they like to shoot little girls in the head who dare to try to go to school. The Obama Taliban Five will probably do a better job of murder & destruction than before.

Really a swell deal by Obama who only needed to pay money to retrieve the deserter. Watching Obama as president is like watching a very scary horror movie – only it’s real!

Jun 08, 2014 10:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CheckItOut wrote:

What stupidity from Kerry; The Taliban use suicide bombers! So they will worry about the risk?

And besides going after US soldiers they like to shoot little girls in the head who dare to try to go to school. The Obama Taliban Five will probably do a better job of murder & destruction than before.

Really a swell deal by Obama who only needed to pay money to retrieve the deserter. Watching Obama as president is like watching a very scary horror movie – only it’s real!

Jun 08, 2014 10:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

@mrnukem- We would not need tontrack them if we had not turned them loose. Plus, what is implanted can be extracted.

Jun 08, 2014 10:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chazz wrote:

I took how long to find Osama bin Laden…and they were (supposedly) looking for him ever since 9/11. Yes…Mr. Kerry, I’m sure the five are at great risk.

And to those who think imprisonment makes one old and ineffective consider this, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison and when he got out his “power” and ability to effect world matters was magnified because of it.

For the idiots who will interpret that as I’m saying Mandela and the Taliban are the same, let me be clear. Mandela created change for the good of the world – the five released Taliban will most certainly create the opposite. BOTH spent time in prison. That time did not stop them upon their release.

Jun 08, 2014 10:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheWhiteLine wrote:

C’mon now, the threat should be obvious.

I mean – shortly after the capture/confinement of these five top Taliban leaders, incidents of terrorism fell to almost zero, and the last ten years have been a period of peace and safety that the world….

Wait…..what? Incidents of terrorism INCREASED over the past ten years? But these were “top Taliban leaders”, surely they were so dangerous and important that their removal must have dealt a crippling blow to terrorism globally!

No, huh? Other equally fanatic zealots took their places without a moments hesitation, and instigated MORE attacks on average than had been seen prior? Really?

Yes, really. /sarcasm.

So just how “dangerous” are these guys? There’s plenty of people out there who’d like to do us harm, removing these clowns didn’t slow them down one single bit. And giving them back doesn’t substantively change the dynamic re threat level at all. None of these guys is a nuclear engineer, or weapons-system biologist – we handed back five of their better cheerleaders.

Of COURSE they’re gonna dance around in the streets, and “cook a whole goat” – flipping off America is their favorite pastime. And anyone who falls for that, and spouts off about “increased threats” and fear, is just giving them exactly what they want.

Jun 08, 2014 12:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jingan wrote:

protect Americans…in Pakistan…Afghanistan…delusional idiot

Jun 09, 2014 1:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BeRealistic wrote:

The taliban are famous for strapping on bombs and being suicide bombers….I don’t think they are too averse to “enormous risk”. How much more pathetic can kerry the mouthpiece of stupidity be?

Jun 09, 2014 9:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MonitorLizard wrote:

Rudy–As long as these 5 guys can walk, or even if not (there are wheelchairs–perfect disguise) they could don a suicide vest. No age limit. And someone else will just dial the right numbers on the cellphone.

Jun 09, 2014 10:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MonitorLizard wrote:

The Taliban have already accomplished sowing paranoia in the minds of US citizens.

Jun 09, 2014 10:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
astroz wrote:

The President’s “victory lap” in the Rose Garden and flood of statements from Secretary Cary and for Secretary Clinton that endores the swap of five senior terrorist leaders for one American deserter shouts volumes to future would be terrorists and our enemies everywhere. We will live to regret this in spades.

Jun 09, 2014 10:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BigHackAttack wrote:

Is Kerry unaware that it’s a jihad? Does he think any of them are even the slightest bit concerned that they fight at “great risk”?

Jun 09, 2014 10:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
fedupaj wrote:

Hey Lurch, it is not their health that I am worried about.

Jun 09, 2014 10:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Crash0866 wrote:

Tell them something they don’t already know

Jun 09, 2014 12:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Crash0866 wrote:

johnrf
You are a genius. We should have just let them go earlier. Guess the war is over now based on your observation.

Jun 09, 2014 12:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.