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Swapped GITMO 5 included Mike Spann’s killer & 9/11 conspirator

Mohammad Fazl is responsible for the American casualty in Afghanistan, Mike Spann and for helping Osama bin Laden with a pre-9/11 attack.LOG.v19-39.June23.Joscelyn

Mohammad Fazi was called “not a threat” to the US by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. I guess we’ll find out, but if past is prologue, President Obama has just let out a hard core terrorist in exchange for apparent Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl.  As Tom Joscelyn reports in the Weekly Standard (here)

Along with a notorious al Qaeda leader […]Fazl did help coordinate a military offensive against the enemies of the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan the day before. And Osama bin Laden viewed that September 10 offensive as an essential part of al Qaeda’s 9/11 plot.

But that’s not all. These aren’t one and done bad guys. For instance, look at this story from Fox News which reports Fazi is responsible for killing Mike Spann, the first casualty of the war in Afghanistan. 

Mike Spann died at the Qala-i-Jangi compound near Mazari Sharit in northern Afghanistan, where he was interrogating detainees captured during the early weeks of the war. Fazi, according to his Guantanamo case file, had been deputy defense minister and commander of all Taliban troops in the northern Afghanistan region at the time of the September 11 attacks. Before that, he was accused by Human Rights organizations of personally supervising the murders of thousands of Shiite and Tajik Sunni Muslims.

Spann’s service was chronicled in the must read book about the war in Afghanistan, “Horse Soldiers” by Doug Stanton. Spann’s daughter learned Fazi’s release and was stunned.

“My initial reaction was shock. I was shocked that our president would release five of the most high-risk prisoners being held in Guantanamo in exchange for one American,” she told FoxNews.com. “As a whole, my family was extremely upset and saddened that our government would do something like this, especially in light of the fact that it seems that people in the intelligence community are fairly united in their belief that these terrorists are likely to seek to further harm Americans in the future. It does become harder and harder to have faith in an administration that is plagued with scandal after scandal,” she said. “I do not believe that it was the right move by the administration.”

It’s hard to chronicle all of outrages by this president. But with only this case he caught his limit.