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  • John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban" released from prison

    I don't know.
    This guy does not seem to be reformed/rehabilitated.
    And yet he earned early release with time off for good behavior.
    This may not end well.


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    (CNN)John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban" whose capture in Afghanistan riveted a country in the early days after the September 11 attacks, has been released from prison, authorities said.

    After serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence, Lindh, the first US-born detainee in the war on terror, on Thursday walked out of a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, the Bureau of Prisons confirmed, and will join the small, but growing, group of Americans convicted of terror-related charges attempting to re-enter into society.
    Lindh will live in Virginia subject to the direction of his probation officer, his lawyer, Bill Cummings, tells CNN. But some are already calling for an investigation into his time in prison -- where he is said in two US government reports to have made pro-ISIS and other extremist statements -- that could send him back into detention.
    According to the NCTC report, as of May 2016, Lindh "continued to advocate for global jihad and to write and translate violent extremist texts." In March 2016, the report says, he "told a television news producer that he would continue to spread violent extremist Islam upon his release."
    Lindh had made "pro ISIS statements to various reporters," the Bureau of Prisons report also stated.
    In an email to his father included in the BOP report, Lindh said that he was "not interested in renouncing my beliefs or issuing condemnations."
    On Monday, Johnny Spann, the father of the CIA officer killed in the Taliban uprising that Lindh participated in, petitioned the Virginia judge overseeing Lindh's case to investigate the extremist comments he allegedly made while in prison.
    "You need to find out for sure, is this guy still the same al Qaeda member we put in jail? If he is still the al Qaeda member we put in jail then we need to throw the plea agreement away and do something else," Spann told CNN in an interview.
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  • #2
    Yeah, I'm sure they'll keep a close eye on him. As far as his early release goes? If he's not at all rehabilitated and intent on wrongdoing, then I doubt 3 more years would have made any difference.

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    • #3
      He should be swinging from a rope.

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      • #4
        His middle name is Walker. What do you expect?
        George Washington was the man who never told a lie. Richard Nixon was the man who never told the truth. Donald Trump is the man who doesn't know the difference.
        Venezuela is what happens when you have Trump without the Madison.

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        • #5
          Since we are now trying to negotiate a deal with the Taliban, maybe he can head up the delegation

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          • #6
            He should have been executed for treason, after a fair trial.of course.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by guido61 View Post
              Since we are now trying to negotiate a deal with the Taliban, maybe he can head up the delegation
              Now?
              Now?
              I think by now we can all assume that the Taliban don't make deals (that they keep).

              George Washington was the man who never told a lie. Richard Nixon was the man who never told the truth. Donald Trump is the man who doesn't know the difference.
              Venezuela is what happens when you have Trump without the Madison.

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              • #8
                Hopefully he'll go home...grab a beer, catch up on some TV and chill.
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                • #9
                  The guy was an 18 y/o kid when he made his mistaken choice. Anyone here remember their state of brilliance at 18? Anyone here have sons who've passed through that age? Man-cubs, all of us at that age, and hardly ready to understand the responsibility of critical thinking. Giving this guy some slack for that, he entered into a one-way turnstile, and without recourse, was invested by circumstance into the role he stumbled into.

                  Personally, I did exactly the same thing he did, but in a different uniform. Good or bad deeds committed are not necessarily sanctioned by which uniform is worn at the time.

                  I wouldn't pass judgement on him now for what he got himself shanghaied into. I'd seriously engage in his future as a normal person and hope it provides happier times for him.
                  Last edited by Idunno; 05-25-2019, 10:21 AM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hoddy View Post
                    Hopefully he'll go home...grab a beer, catch up on some TV and chill.
                    However, if he is actually devoted to Islam, he is supposed to shun alcohol.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Daehtihs View Post
                      He should be swinging from a rope.
                      Is that right?
                      I’d like to hear what you have to say about Trump’s plan to pardon war criminals (perhaps as early as this weekend).
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                      • #12
                        it's okay, we are getting ready to pardon eddie gallagher. all things will remain in equilibrium.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RogueGnome View Post

                          Is that right?
                          I’d like to hear what you have to say about Trump’s plan to pardon war criminals (perhaps as early as this weekend).
                          If you`d like to differentiate on details I`d love to hear you argument on them vs Mr. Taliban. Those cases are not very clear cut as I read them.
                          Last edited by redEL34; 05-25-2019, 05:21 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Daehtihs View Post
                            He should be swinging from a rope.
                            They used to do MUCH worse for MUCH less.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by redEL34 View Post

                              If you`d like to differentiate on details I`d love to hear you argument on them vs Mr. Taliban. Those cases are not very clear cut as I read them.
                              i'm with red, just because his fellow seals said he was shooting unarmed children and old men doesn't mean they couldn't be terrorists some time in the future. gallagher is a real american hero who killed to protect our freedoms and he deserves our undying support.
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