Well, here we go. Afgahnistan released dozens of dangerous jihadists from prison, and this is only the beginning.
The US government has condemned an ordered release of the first wave of 88 prisoners from Bagram prison, saying that more than 40 per cent of the prisoners who are set to go were involved in direct attacks against the US and Afghan forces.
The Afghan Review Board (ARB), led by Abdul Shakoor Dadras, has ordered the release of the first 37 of 88 from Bagram, which the US military categorised them as “dangerous”.
The US forces in Afghanistan has condemned the ordered release, saying 17 of the 37 released prisoners are linked to the production of IEDs and killing 11 Afghan forces.
“This extra-judicial release of detainees is a major step backward in further developing the rule of law in Afghanistan. The ARB is releasing these individuals without referral to an investigative body or the Afghan justice system despite the fact that the US has disputed these 88 cases,” the US military statement said.
“Of the 88 detainees under dispute, 40 percent have participated in direct attacks wounding or killing 57 Afghan citisens and security force members and 30 percent participated in direct attacks wounding or killing 60 US or coalition force members,” the statement said. (Read More)
Well, it’s nice to know that the US officials are objecting, but perhaps they should start explaining how they set this up to happen.
As I noted in my column on this impending release and jihadist flood earlier this month, the Obama administration itself set the stage for the security-undermining releases. Endangered U.S. troops will reap what this reckless White House helped sow.