Comment by Jim Campbell
November 19th, 2019
So let’s see if we are all on the same page on this one?
Two “College Professors, took leave of their former positions and went to teach at the American University of Kabul.
I hold University professors right up with members of congress who look out for themselves and not the people they are teaching.
So we are being led to believe that they didn’t anticipate things going sideways for them at some point while they are there.
How does trading three high-value Taliban fighters match well with releasing the university trolls?
If the CIA believes they have rung all useful information out of them then cutting them loose on the downside would be they join the fight in sand land.
On the upside, they could be hit by a bus or their plane could crash, all acceptable to this reporter.
Of course, we would have have to leave it up to the Trump Administration because we we are not privy to and of the decision-making made in the Oval Office.
The Washington Examiner
November 19, 2019
Two Western hostages held by the Taliban for more than three years have been released in exchange for three high-level Taliban leaders, a U.S. government source confirmed today.
American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, professors at the American University of Kabul, were freed in exchange for three Taliban members.
The Western hostages were released Nov. 19 in the Taliban-controlled Zabul Province, a U.S. government source with knowledge of the exchange told the Washington Examiner.
Photo by JAWAD JALALI Afghan women holds banners with the image of Anas Haqqani during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, 15 November 2019.
Haqqani and two other Taliban top commanders are scheduled to be released by the Afghan government in an apparent exchange for the release of two captive professors of the American University of Afghanistan three days ago.
Protests over the release of Taliban commanders, Kabul, Afghanistan – 15 Oct 2019
They were swapped for three insurgents, including Anas Haqqani, brother to Taliban leader Sirajuddin Haqqani, the source said.
“This was a very delicate process, and it went off well,” the U.S. government source said.
King, 63, and Weeks, 50, were kidnapped at gunpoint on Aug. 7, 2016, near the American University in Kabul, where they worked as teachers.
The men were snatched off the street around 8 p.m. on a Sunday while driving on Dar-ul-Aman Road.
Four assailants wearing uniforms smashed a window to the teachers’ vehicle and pulled them from their car.
Two rescue raids to recover King and Weeks failed in August 2016.
“We had them in our sights, but one rescue was aborted and the second was four hours too late,” the source told the Washington Examiner.
King and Weeks are being taken to a Western medical facility for treatment, the source said.