Taliban want to kill Afghan who saved “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell

The movie “Lone Survivor” just came out on DVD two weeks ago and its blockbuster status continues. For those of you who’ve been living under a rock, it’s the story of Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan. In 2005, a four-man U.S. Navy SEAL recon team had its mission compromised by Afghan goat herders who, when released, informed the Taliban of their location. The four team members, Michael Murphy, Danny Deitz, Matt Axelson, and Marcus Luttrell fought valiantly but three of the four were killed, leaving Luttrell as the “lone survivor.”

Luttrell survived only because of a centuries-old tribal code of honor called “Pashtunwali” which mandates Pashtuns afford protection to anyone in need. And so it was that Luttrell was found by a Pashtun village leader by the name of Mohammad Gulab and taken in – risking his own life in doing so.

Gulab considered it his sacred duty under that tribal code and when the Taliban came to demand that he hand over Luttrell, Gulab refused. The Taliban persisted, alternating between promises of money and threats to murder him and the rest of the village. None of it changed Gulab’s mind. He and his neighbors remained steadfast.

However, in a twist of fate, it seems Gulab is now the “lone survivor.”

As reported by vocativ.com, Gulab was granted a Visa to come to America as part of the movie release but returned back to Afghanistan. Before his flight touched down in Kabul, a pirated copy of the movie had already reached the Taliban in Kunar province. And as soon as he was home, the death threats began. Gulab says he has changed phones and SIM cards dozens of times. Somehow the callers always manage to discover his new number. “Soon we will blow you to hell,” they warned.

The callers, Gulab says, told him that the Taliban’s district commander, Mullah Nasrullah, is furious that his fighters have failed to kill him. Weeks ago, Nasrullah reportedly issued a harsh reprimand to his chief of operations in Asadabad, demanding to know why Luttrell’s savior was still alive. “Just send a suicide bomber and hit him,” Nasrullah ordered, the callers told Gulab. The district commander even phoned once to berate him personally, Gulab says. “The man you protected was an American soldier, not a Muslim,” Nasrullah complained. “There was nothing honorable about what you did.” Gulab disagrees: “I told the commander the man I saved was a human being. The question of honor has nothing to do with his religion. It’s about humanity and self-respect.”

Gulab wants to move to America, but worries he’s running out of time. “My life,” he says, “is in worse danger than ever.” Gulab was hoping to stay in America and acquire a green card. He says Texas Congresswoman Kay Granger and Luttrell tried to help him do so, and that the retired SEAL later advised him to seek asylum. But Gulab decided against it, believing if U.S. officials granted his request, he could never return home. Now he’s back in Afghanistan as hopes for ever getting a green card dim.

Consider the fate of the Pakistani man who helped identify the location of Osama bin Laden. He’s in jail. Now consider the perilous situation in which Mohammad Gulab finds himself and his family. If we as a nation keep turning our backs on those who risk all for us, one day no one will risk anything.

If in America we will bend over backwards to afford rights and benefits to illegal aliens and captured terrorists — then why can’t we do better by this man, Mohammad Gulab? I bet a nice place up in Montana would be welcomed by him and his family — it would remind him of the mountains of Kunar province, but give him peace and solace.

It’s ironic that so many have made millions of dollars on his “random act of kindness and courage.” Quite sure someone in Hollywood could find it within themselves to share that benefit, since they were not willing to share in the risk.

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Truth in history
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Save him and his family. I have seen the movie and if he is anywhere near the character in the movie he should be saved.

GIGfriend22
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There is a petition you can sign on the White House Website….And if you have face book and twitter to spread that around too……They do need a certain number before of signatures…. I think July 27th which is coming up fast……Otherwise….You can always write to your congress if you are in America…..OR spread the news and information to others whom fellow you VIA social media…. If you wish I can give you the site…,,

Artur Krejčík
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Dont save him – who will save americans after that?

Anne Ortiz
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I have seen the movie and remember this man with the little boy who had to watch one family member getting beheaded by the Taliban. I hope and pray that there is a way to help this man, before it will be to late!

Jacobus Kwaak
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Someone fly him to Mexico then he can just walk to Texas.

Lawrence Green
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He should be air lifted out of Afghanistan asap and taken to a place of his choice. What can we do?

Cindy Reschke Wundrow
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Cindy Reschke Wundrow

Time for America to do the right thing. Never leave a man (and his family) behind.
I will pray for this brave man and his family. God be with them!

Joanne Christie
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Praying this man is rescued. Saw a documentary re. Marcus & this man.

Gilbert Harrison
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America needs to step up !!!!!!!!!!!!

John Stuart
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I’m a fan of mark walhberg but you’re right step up to the plate hollywood you made millions off this movie help this guy out

nituathaill
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We would love to have such a man of honor and peace here in Montana!

B52 EWO 72-76
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I have been MIA on this blog for a few days as my wife has been quite ill. But just this morning I was thinking about this village leader and Marcus. This is a perfect example of why we need to stop lumping ALL Muslims together as evil. Not only did Gula protect Marcus, the WHOLE village did, putting their lives at risk. And, yes Mark Wahlberg needs to, “Man-up!” Back later when my wife is better. ..

ccnyr
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Wishing your wife a speedy recovery. Did you ever read “Three Cups of Tea”? It was a great book, and certainly evidence that not all Muslims should be lumped together.

B52 EWO 72-76
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Thanks, ccnyr! Haven’t read the book, but it is going on my reading list. She is gradually improving.

GoAwayLib
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Come on Hollywood, step up and show us your bleeding hearts. Yeah right!

hwy505
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I believe this gentleman has EARNED his right to come over to our shores!

GIGfriend22
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There is a petition you can sign on the White House Website….And if you have face book and twitter to spread that around too……They do need a certain number before of signatures…. I think July 27th which is coming up fast……Otherwise….You can always write to your congress if you are in America…..OR spread the news and information to others whom fellow you VIA social media…. If you wish I can give you the site…

TRStrunk
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I don’t understand the problem. All he has to do is fly to Mexico and then walk into the U.S. through it’s open boarder. Thousands do it everyday. And if he wears a button or shirt that say’s “I’m a Democrat and I vote” Obama will probably even give him a high paying job as well.

overtimeman
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The right thing to do is let his whole family come to America.They would still have the freedom to worship God according to the dictates of their conscience.God Bless America!

kekese
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Obama is a muslim who wants him dead.He should be honored as a hero.the rich liberal movie makers should be audited by the IRSand fined for every little mistake they have made in 7 years and all the money should go to buy this man a house,car and money to live on..Impeach Obama for treason

Sandra Goetz
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WHO THE HECK IS VOCATIV AND ARE THEY A CREDIBLE SOURCE? DOESN’T SEEM THAT WAY.

TheGazeAblaze
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He probably will end up getting killed by one of the Taliban low life subhumans that Obama released.This is just sad period.

choke
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So what stands in his way? We keep talking about needing to help him, but what’s the problem? Money? Visa? Let’s get him what he needs!

Andy Martin
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Let’s trade Bowe Bergdhal for Mohammad Gulab. It looks like Gulab is more American than Bowe.

Andy Martin
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Well let’s look at Obama Hussein’s priorities. Trade five crazed killers for one deserter who hates his country, ignores a soldier stuck in a Mexican prison and leaves this guy hanging out to dry after saving our soldiers in Afghanistan. And libtards wonder why normal people question B HUSSEIN’S patriotism?

Sayuri Hokkaido
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Who said Bergdahl is a deserter, 5 loose screws from his platoon who were paid to say things and you’re going to just believe them? Wow, you’re really showing you’re low intelligence levels. The marine committed a crime, he now has to do the time, obama has every right to not act for the marine. Bush released over 400 GITMO detainees, one of whom is a Benghazi suspect, I don’t hear you crying about that. Many people hate the USA, because of the country’s sickening foreign policy. Bergdahl is not to blame at all.The US army should be investigated for… Read more »
Andy Martin
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Were you there? No? Then shut the phluck up unless you can prove those other soldiers are lying.

I don’t want any of them released moron. Where did I say otherwise? You’re really showing you’re low intelligence levels.

[[ Many people hate the USA, because of the country’s sickening foreign policy ]]

Too damn bad. But I’ll bet those same ‘haters’ love us doing all the heavy lifting. Now get bent kid.

Sayuri Hokkaido
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It doesn’t matter whether I was there or not, I have facts mostly and you have disgusting opinions. Every Interview the the platoons did, they were motivated by money. Apparently the platoons commited war crimes and they were worried that BB would let their superiors know, so no wonder they’re all desperate to slate him, they’re embarrassing themselves. Putting a man down, when he can’t even defend himself yet. Hahahaha. And now the platoons are crying because military officials haven’t spoken to them yet, well nobody wants to interview liars. They were asleep, did they see BB running away? Hahahahhaah.… Read more »
Andy Martin
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[[ It doesn’t matter whether I was there or not, I have facts mostly and you have disgusting opinions. ]]

The FACT is that soldiers in his platoon said he walked.

[[ Every Interview the the platoons did, they were motivated by money ]]

Your useless opinion. No facts.

[[ Hahahaha.Hahahahhaah.Hahahahah ]]

Child.

Battlehoss
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Your right, Bergdahl isn’t a deserter, he’s a DEFECTOR, he actively sought out the enemy to join them.

Sayuri Hokkaido
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Is that why he tried to escape, is that why he was tortured? ?

Smoltzfan
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It seems that obama only helps people who benefit him & his agenda

dallface
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We have a President who is too damn busy on the golf course and to HIM this man is a traitor for helping the Americans.

jeff
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We have aliens coming into our borders with no skills whatsoever to offer our country, but yet here’s a man who directly affected American interests in Afghanistan and he is unable to stay here. What is wrong with this picture?

Red
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A whole f***in’ lot.

4thytruth
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I’m all for him coming to US for his and his families safety. I would just advise him Obama offers him VA health benefits ….stay away

Philanthropussy
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funny, the same ting happened before. this country didn’t help this man/s situation much

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/05/12/lawyer-for-pakistan-doctor-who-aided-cia-bin-laden-hunt-quits-case-after/

nhale
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He just needs to send his kids across the border.

David Chappell
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The one thing about freedom of worship is it doesn’t matter what you religion is you just can’t force it on anyone here.

Savingstone
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May G-d bless this truly honorable man…

Ted Sockwell
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someone should have explained to him a bit better what the Taliban would do if he went back who ever translated didnt try hard enough to get the point across and now that poor guys in danger

Precioso
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This story shows not all Muslims are without honor. Remember why the CIA helped the Taliban – so Union Oil could build an oil pipe line through Afghanistan (because they couldn’t possibly build it through Iran), while helping them fight the Russians. This is the origin of the entire conflict with the Taliban and its ramifications. USA doesn’t always announce the truths that are inconvenient for it, but Congressional letters show how the original problem arose – financial interests.

Muzturds
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You’re full of crap. Typical conspiracy theorist. The CIA never helped the Taliban. The U.S. supported the Mujahideen in the
Afghan war against Russia.LOL build an oil Pipe line through
Afghanistan? What are you smoking? It
was the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline for natural gas.. Afghanistan has no oil of
any kind. The pipeline was started in 1995 and still has yet to produce any gas
because the proposed pipeline passes through taliban held territory. The
pipeline starts fro, Turkmenistan,goes
through Afghanistan into Pakistan and
then to India We also didn’t get the first oil contracts in Iraq..

Precioso
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Hey, man. I don’t even smoke cigarettes. But I stand corrected, and if I was smoking something stronger I wouldn’t say this. But the bottom line, it was still Afghanistan and still the Taliban trained. And one requirement coming out of the whole pipeline (put in it what you will) project was that the CIA would not speak to the FBI regarding the Taliban training, which opened the gap in security Bin Laden needed. Yes, the project was against Russia, but the Taliban had to get something out of it, an advantage, and that’s how they operate.

GIGfriend22
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There is a petition you can sign on the White House Website….And if you have face book and twitter to spread that around too……They do need a certain number before of signatures…. I think July 27th which is coming up fast……Otherwise….You can always write to your congress if you are in America…..OR spread the news and information to others whom fellow you VIA social media…. If you wish I can give you the site……

chucklingabit
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Please share the Congressional Letters you are referring to. The Taliban proper didn’t even exist at the time that the Soviet War in Afghanistan was being fought.

Precioso
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Hi,
There’s an entire book, a collection of letters to and from US Congress. I read the book some 5 years ago so I probably still have it. But it is also possible to find the book via Google. Sorry.

Louren ZombieSlayer Ryan
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Louren ZombieSlayer Ryan

it’s like my country Rhodesia, it was because of financial gain that England and America aided the Terrorists to gain power and now the country has the worse economy in the world not to mention all the 100K+ murders and racial hatred, but America or England won’t right their wrong because there is no financial gain to them, so that country is left in ruins.

Harrison
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Rhodesia would still be fine and still be around if it was left controlled by the English. It’s like everything else that people from other countries go and make great and build up, then the indigenous people rise up and scream…give us our land back…murderers etc. So upon public outcry they give it back. And now like everything else we go and spend money on and rebuild it’s in ruins and poverty like the rest of Africa. The end of Apartheid was the worst thing to ever happen there. Hence the 100k murders you speak of. African on African deaths…tell… Read more »
Lisa Macri
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Is there anything we can do to help this man. I can’t think of a better case for asylum. I’d love to have him living in my neighborhood. I can’t say the same about anyone who is here illegally.

GIGfriend22
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There is a petition you can sign on the White House Website….And if you have face book and twitter to spread that around too……They do need a certain number before of signatures…. I think July 27th which is coming up fast……Otherwise….You can always write to your congress if you are in America…..OR spread the news and information to others whom fellow you VIA social media…. If you wish I can give you the site…

GIGfriend22
Guest

There is a petition you can sign on the White House Website….And if you have face book and twitter to spread that around too……They do need a certain number before of signatures…. I think July 27th which is coming up fast……Otherwise….You can always write to your congress if you are in America…..OR spread the news and information to others whom fellow you VIA social media…. If you wish I can give you the site…..

fred
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Great Man. Yes we need to help

justin sandhoff
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THis guy here I tell ya this guy deserves a nobel peace prize!

justin sandhoff
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America should bend over backwards getting him to the U.S. This guy could be the face of peace in a region that is been ravaged by war. Don’t let it be another person left behind to die!!

AWCheney
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I’m quite sure that Obama would not allow it because the gentleman SAVED an American soldier rather than turning him over to his terrorist friends, as he is doing to our country.

Pablo
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If Mohammad Gulab walked across the southern border and entered the country illegally, I’m sure Obama would allow him to stay. It’s a shame we allow gang bangers from Central America to stay, yet we ban honorable people from emigrating.

Mitchell Davis
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Lets rescue him! We need more good men like Mr. Gulab!