Afghans Abhor Taliban Trade for Bergdahl
One of the Gitmo detainees rotting in the cell was Mohammed Fazi. His mere appearance is revenge and nasty, just as the other four. You know, they are killers with no regard. So, when President Obama made the secret deal to get back one U.S. soldier of questionable character and intent because of policy, Fazi must have been thanked Allah and laughed. What Americans do not know is what Fazi did.
In 1999, Fazi and his men swept through the Shomali plain north of Kabul to "cleanse" the area, much like Hitler did as he invaded many areas. This scorched earth operation was just as bad, forcing 300,000 locals to flee to escape the horror of being caught. In the Shomali area, before the Taliban arrived, was considered the "orchard of central Afghanistan" because its vineyards and grapes. At the time, this area was controlled by a rival group and once the battle had been fought and Fazi had won, he systematically demolished this thriving area. He burnt and destroyed the many small villages, he burned the fields and ravaged the vineyards. Once he had basically ruined the area, he sowed it with land mines to make sure the locals who fled, would not return. The thriving livelihood's of many were lost. But Fazi did not stop there. He also randomly seized suspects for no real reason and tossed them in jail for years. Some suspects were simply going to the store when they were taken.
Fazi did commit atrocities on the battlefield in 2001, with random massacre's of women and children in Yakawlang district that is within Bamyan Province to "cleanse" the area. While Fazi was charged with these crimes against humanity, the other released detainees are not with clean hands. All of them also did the same to much lesser extent.
Another released detainee, Khairullah Khairkhwa, was the Taliban liaison between them and al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. The other three were senior Taliban commanders that had fought against the U.S. forces n 2001.
It was only a day after the Bergdahl release that the Afghan made its protest about the deal and release of the detainees. They opposed the release because not only of who they are, but part of the deal was the detainees would be free under the Qatar's eyes for one year before allowing them to return to Afghanistan. Why did Afghanistan not protest before the deal was completed? Well, they did not anything about it until AFTER it occurred! No wonder there is no trust between the two countries.
The Afghanistan government is concerned about Fazi and the others. They will return to conduct war against them and also to derail the new government via political processes. It is a win for the Taliban as these men are hardcore warriors and have a Taliban agenda to continue the war as America exits.
President Obama made moral decision about the right to do. Perhaps he thought one American is worth five Taliban leaders that have killed hundreds or thousands of Afghans. The Afghan people would disagree.