Thursday, May 28, 2015

Travel Ban on 5 Taliban Freed for Bergdahl Will Soon End

Lawmakers warn travel ban on Taliban freed for Bergdahl will soon end
House Republicans are warning that five former Guantánamo Bay detainees exchanged a year ago for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will soon have their travel ban lifted and could return to the battlefield. 
Obama ILLEGALLY traded Bergdahl.......
"One year ago, President Obama transferred five senior Taliban terrorists from Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) to Qatar. Unless something changes, those terrorists will be free to return to the fight on Sunday," said Reps. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), chairwoman of the panel's Oversight and Investigation subcommittee, in a statement.
The administration released the five senior Taliban commanders from Guantánamo almost one year ago in exchange for Bergdahl, who was being held captive.
The detainees were sent to Qatar, to be monitored by the government and banned from traveling for a year. The travel restrictions expire on Sunday, one year after the swap was conducted.

"On Sunday, the Administration's flimsy restrictions on these terrorists will expire. This will endanger our troops abroad and our families at home," Thornberry and Hartzler warned.
"Congress and the American people are right to be concerned about the increased risk to our Nation’s safety now that these five dangerous men are no longer securely held at GTMO."
Earlier this year, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said one or more of the detainees had met with members of the al Qaeda-affiliated Haqqani network while they were in Qatar, and that he expected them to return to the fight. 
Barack Obama traded 5 top Taliban  for an Army DESERTER...........
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee earlier this month wrote a letter to President Obama urging him to work with the Qataris to maintain travel restrictions on the former detainees.

"If, as scheduled, Qatar permits these five former detainees to possess passports and travel to Afghanistan and Pakistan when the [memorandum of understanding] expires on June 1, they will be at liberty to play an even more direct role in attacks against the men and women of our military," the May 13 letter said.

The administration is reportedly negotiating with Qatar to extend the travel restrictions, but on Wednesday, the White House said it had no changes to announce.
The Obama administration defends Bergdahl, the DESERTER.....

The Obama administration has failed the country nearly at every turn.