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HolyCity2012 Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:11 AM
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500 Prisoners Escape In Massive Jailbreak In Afghanistan "100 Top Taliban Leaders"
 
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Afghan prison admits massive jail break
Monday April 25, 2011

Nearly 500 Taliban prisoners have escaped from Kandahar prison in southern Afghanistan through a tunnel hundreds of metres long, officials say.

The Taliban said it was behind the huge jail break and that all of those who escaped were members of the militant Islamist organisation.

"A tunnel hundreds of metres long was dug from the south of the prison into the prison and 476 political prisoners escaped last night," said prison director General Ghulam Dastageer Mayar.

The acting police chief of Kandahar, Shair Shah Yousufzai, also confirmed the escape, saying: "Last night some political prisoners broke out of the prison and have escaped."

Taliban spokesman Yousuf Ahmadi said the militants were responsible for the mass break-out.

"Prisoners dug a 360-metre-long tunnel to the south of the prison.

http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=60...

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US secret jails in Afghanistan

"Rights groups have been always blaming the US military for running secret prisons here in Afghanistan. And the US was denying this."

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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:14 AM
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1. Why are we allowing "476 political prisoners" to be locked up in the first place?
:shrug:
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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:36 AM
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2. We HAD to let them go - this war needs enemies, and they don't grow on trees!
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 11:37 AM by FormerDittoHead
Imagine the uproar over us training the Taliban, but that's what we'd need to do if we didn't "recycle" the old "terrorists".

Without enemies, we'd have to invent some other excuse to spend money on the military like we're using the money to fuel bonfires.

But we have no money for Medicare!!!!!!11!!!

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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:37 PM
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4. Sounds like the United States I've come to know.
It sure makes all the wrong people happy.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:47 AM
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3. Sisyphus
can start over now.
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Roy Rolling Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:15 PM
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5. hmmm...
an escape from a prison that doesn't exist. Are we sure George Bush is out of office? This Afghan war is incompetence on a "W" scale . . .
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HolyCity2012 Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 05:59 AM
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6. 158 Innocent Men Held At Gitmo
Wikileaks documents show that 158 innocent men were held at Gitmo. Does the American media care? Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

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