Obama Freed Terrorist Who Led Taliban’s Takeover of Afghanistan
Khairullah Khairkhwa was 1 of 5 Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo Bay in 2014
Former Democrat President Barack Obama released a Taliban commander in 2014 who led the terrorist group in seizing control of Afghanistan last week, accoridng to reports.
Khairullah Khairkhwa was arrested in Pakistan after 9/11 and was sent to Guantanamo Bay in 2002 before he was freed as part of a prisoner swap involving an American “deserter.”
Khairkhwa was one of five Taliban commanders that Obama released from the detention camp off the coast of Cuba in exchange for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl.
Pentagon officials accused Khairkhwa of “closely associating” with Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda henchmen, according to the New York Post.
He reportedly oversaw punishments such as executions and beheadings.
Khairkhwa was released from jail 12 years later along with four of his fellow Taliban commandos.
Obama promised the American people that the so-called Taliban Five would be sent to Qatar and incapable of doing any damage in Afghanistan.
However, earlier this year Khairkhwa ended up brokering the terms of the withdrawal of troops despite intelligence reports sent to Obama and Biden after his release, according to the New York Post.
The freed Taliban Five were indeed sent to Qatar but simply used their exile to remotely form a regime.
While speaking to Joe Biden's Afghanistan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, earlier this year, Khairkhwa said: "I started jihad to remove foreign forces from my country and establish an Islamic government, and jihad will continue until we reach that goal through a political agreement."
He promised that the Taliban wouldn't launch an offensive if Biden removed all US troops and even claimed they wouldn't punish Afghans who had worked with the US military.
But the warlords are now trying to track down Afghans who did just that and are hunting those who cooperated in the toppling of the Taliban regime after the 9/11 attacks.
Afghans pouring into Kabul as refugees fleeing the march of the militants told stories of how Taliban warlords had demanded they turn over women and underage girls to become their "wives" and be raped.
The Wall Street Journal also reported that civilians and captured soldiers were murdered by the Islamist terror organization - allegations that Taliban officials have denied.
Khairkhwa has previously overseen beheadings and stonings while instated as the Taliban's interior minister.
He is believed to have had close ties with Osama Bin Laden and was arrested in Pakistan following 9/11 before being sent to Guantanamo in 2002.
But just 12 years later Obama released him and four others - Abdul Haq Wasiq, Norullah Noori, Mohammad Fazl, and Mohammad Nabi Omari.
They were the only prisoners sent to Guantanamo for life that have ever been released without the parole board's clearance.
And the US soldier they were exchanged for has since been dishonorably discharged for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
When President Donald Trump was in power, he changed administration policy and made it much harder for Guantanamo prisoners to be released.
But since taking over in January this year, Biden has already released his first one - accused terrorist Abdul Latif Nasser.
And some 10 others have also been cleared for release.