Just a week before the final Obama state of the union address and while we’re focused on the unconstitutional executive orders on “gun control,” President Obama will continue his disregard for the rule of law.
This action comes at a time when Islamic jihadism is at an all time high and its reach spans the entire globe. President Obama will once again violate Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the US Constitution — but at least this time Obama is complying with his own signed National Defense Authorization Act.
As reported by the impeccable Catherine Herridge at Fox News, “The group of 17 detainees expected to be transferred out of Guantanamo Bay as early as this week includes “multiple bad guys” and “Al Qaeda followers,” a source who has reviewed the list told Fox News.
Little is known publicly about which prisoners are being prepared for transfer, but the Obama administration has notified Congress it plans to ship out 17 detainees – some of whom could be transferred within days. While the identities of the men are closely held, the source who spoke with Fox News said it includes “multiple bad guys … not taxi drivers and cooks.”
This is a reference to the administration’s transfer of Ibrahim al Qosi to Sudan in 2012. Despite entering a “re-integration program,” the one-time cook for Usama bin Laden has now fled to Yemen, where he is among the leadership of Al Qaeda in Yemen. That transfer is now said to be a source of considerable heartburn for the Obama administration.
As for those on the docket for immediate transfer, the source told Fox News the administration will not identify the detainees until they are relocated in their new home countries — because knowing who they are in advance would create further roadblocks and increase the controversy. The move to clear out 17 detainees is seen as part of the administration’s long-term plan to ultimately shutter the detention camp. The transfer of 17 prisoners would bring the number of detainees left down to 90 – the bulk of whom cannot be transferred to another country.”
Now, we’ve shared with you the insidious claim President Obama made during his final press conference of 2015 when he stated that closing GITMO is part of his counter-terrorism strategy. If there was a more backwards policy, someone please tell me.
How many times have we been told these final few remaining in GITMO are the worst of the worst? And this is why the secret release of the five senior Taliban leaders was vital. In Obama’s mind if they could be released, then everyone else certainly could be set free — and that’s what’s happening.If anyone can provide me a better definition of aiding and abetting the enemy, as well as providing material support and comfort, tell me. Why are we setting the enemy free when the enemy is still fighting us and gaining strength and momentum, seemingly daily?
And if you haven’t been paying attention, ISIS just launched a counteroffensive against the Iraqi Army forces in Ramadi. It is not “liberated” as we were told.
“President Obama in his year-end news conference justified the closure of the detention camp, claiming “Guantanamo continues to be one of the key magnets for jihadi recruitment.” But the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, which tracks jihadist propaganda, said that terrorist groups have moved on from using Guantanamo in their recruitment efforts. “The topic of Guantanamo prisoners appeared rather frequently in Al-Qaeda’s propaganda in past years,” MEMRI’s Eliot Zweig said. “However, the topic has received little to no attention in the last year or two … Gitmo hasn’t received much attention in official ISIS releases.”
In other words, the whole GITMO argument used by Obama is yet another false narrative – like, ya know, Benghazi was all about an anti-Islam video. I’d love to have a chance to publicly debate President Obama on his GITMO strategy.
I would love to ascertain from him exactly what his end game is. This enemy has been attacking America since the earliest days of our existence, as Jefferson and Adams learned. Long before there was a GITMO there was the seizure of our embassy. There was the Beirut barracks bombing. Leon Klinghoffer was pushed off the Achille Lauro. Americans have been taken hostage and killed, like Daniel Pearl, long before there was a GITMO.
The policy President Obama espouses is deceptive and disingenuous. I would just prefer him coming out and saying he embraces, identifies, and sympathizes with Islamic jihadists and terrorists. I’d prefer he just tell us the truth, that he supports and believes in their “struggle,” their jihad.
There is no valid and logical reason for Obama’s actions in releasing these savage barbarians and killers back onto the battlefield. They are unlawful enemy combatants and deserve food, water, shelter — actually, they should just be killed.
And no, I didn’t agree with the liberal progressives of the Democrat Party attacking President George W. Bush and forcing him to release GITMO combatants. I recall the awful castigation of one Democrat Senator Dick Durbin when he compared the GITMO military staff to Nazis, the Soviet gulag, and even to maniacal killer Pol Pot.
And he never apologized.
This is the deranged world of progressive socialists, who believe we’re wrong for taking the enemy off the battlefield. This is the mentality of those who see America as the problem — not the jihadists who attack, rape, crucify, and behead.
So a week before the final State of the Union address where President Barack Obama will traipse down the center aisle of the people’s house, the House of Representatives, he releases more of the enemy our brave Warriors spent their efforts to capture.
I gotta tell ya, I don’t think we’ll ever see anything like this again occupying the White House — unless we’re dumb enough to allow the election of Hillary Clinton. She’s already said we must empathize with the enemy.