Obama to Release One Third of Gitmo Inmates

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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 09:47 AM
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Obama to Release One Third of Gitmo Inmates

President Barack Obama is about to release or transfer 55 Gitmo prisoners, despite reports that the Libyan believed to be behind the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was a former Guantanamo inmate transferred to Libyan custody.


Some might think this is odd timing considering recent events in Libya.

Obama must think the timing is perfect.

Does he still believe the murder of Stephens was just mob violence?

I wonder what Stevens knew, that he had to be gotten rid of.

www.breitbart.com...

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List of detainees approved for transfer.
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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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Thats a fantastic idea considering what is happening in the Middle east right now



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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Originally posted by DarknStormy
Thats a fantastic idea considering what is happening in the Middle east right now


Weird aint it, well this being an election year and all,
Toss caution to the wind.

ha ha



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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STRAIGHT POLITICAL PROPAGANDA>>>>>>>
FOUR YEARS LATE< AND TWO THIRDS SHORT!



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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Considering he promised to close Gitmo four years ago - I'd say he's behind schedule.

IMO Gitmo detainees should be given some form of due process, tried - and have a house cleaning all around. We have created a quagmire with the way we handled rendition here. The ambiguity surrounding Gitmo and who may or may not be housed there has muddies the waters terribly.

Any progress regarding cleaning up this particular mess is probably positive.

~Heff



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 09:58 AM
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making room for all the new arrivals once he starts rounding up all the dissidents / "domestic terrorists" ... cant have an overcrowded gulag ..



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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I wanted to add this,

US State Dept. blasts CNN report on Stevens' diary


The public has a right to know what CNN learned from "multiple sources" about fears and warnings of a terror threat before the Benghazi attack, the channel said, "which are now raising questions about why the State Department didn't do more to protect Ambassador Stevens and other U.S. personnel."


hosted.ap.org...



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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Originally posted by Hefficide

Considering he promised to close Gitmo four years ago - I'd say he's behind schedule.

IMO Gitmo detainees should be given some form of due process, tried - and have a house cleaning all around. We have created a quagmire with the way we handled rendition here. The ambiguity surrounding Gitmo and who may or may not be housed there has muddies the waters terribly.

Any progress regarding cleaning up this particular mess is probably positive.

~Heff


Okay, Heff?

First off, your avatar is ewking me out.


Second, the timing, the justification, seems more like capitulation, than justice.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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18% of Gitmo Detainees Go Back to Terror



But what becomes of a detainee when he's sent home? CBS News correspondent David Martin reports that in many cases, they go right back to their former life.
www.cbsnews.com...
Nearly one out of every five prisoners released from Guantanamo has gone back to terrorism.

The latest figures compiled by the Defense Intelligence Agency show that 18 percent of more than 530 prisoners sent home or to another country are confirmed or suspected of what the Pentagon calls "terrorist activities."

That works out to nearly 100 former detainees back in the fight.

The so-called recidivism rate has increased most dramatically in the past two years, which suggests that the longer you are held at Guantanamo the more likely you are to return to terrorism.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 10:07 AM
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It's politics... timing is almost always agenda based. I don't like it, but Obama is no more guilty than any other politician.

And my avatars change so often that the ewking out won't last long!


~Heff



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 10:30 AM
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Yet the current administration in the United States government insisted otherwise. President Barack Obama, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney led the way by denouncing those who dared state the obvious version of what had happened in Benghazi, Libya – that it was about terrorism and not about the anti-Mohammad film.

Finally, a week later, the obvious has been addressed by Jay Carney at the White House and Mathew Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, who both now admit that the deadly acts against United States Ambassador to Libya Christopher Steven and three other Americans were indeed an act of terrorism, obviously committed on 9-11.


Posting this because I think it is pertinent.

washington.cbslocal.com...



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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I never understood why they kept them there so long without a trial.
I might add.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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It truely is a good question...don't know why dontcha ask the puppet masters?im sure they won't mind telling you.... if your bank roll can help support their agendas that is.
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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by stirling
STRAIGHT POLITICAL PROPAGANDA>>>>>>>
FOUR YEARS LATE< AND TWO THIRDS SHORT!


You're right. Obama should have closed Gitmo right away after releasing ALL of the prisoners; to a firing squad.

Instead of capturing low level scum on the battlefield, they should have just been killed there; but no, they were read their rights and treated to three hots and a cot in a place where great care is taken not to insult their religion, and they are introduced to modern conveniences, like toilets, for the first time in their lives.

Many of these terrorists have returned to jihad after their release, proving that they can not be trusted to act like human beings. Screw 'em.

All of this apologizing Obama is doing only emboldens the radicals, they can NOT be negotiated with or expected to keep their word or any treaty. Therefore, the only logical course of action if we want to prevent any more of this in the future it to "Kill them all and let God sort them out." (I'm speaking about Islamists on the battlefield, not Muslims in general, as I know that's where you'd take this.)

Disposal of the body must also be done with great care. The British had a great way to quell Muslim rebellions; shoot them with pork lard covered bullets and bury their bodies wrapped in the skin of a pig. VOILA! No more rebellion.

There is ONE things these bastards respect and that is strength, something Obama does not have.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 11:26 AM
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Yes Obama is late on this one. I'm not sure how we're supposed to be the police of the world when we employ indefinite detention. Murder is illegal in the US and a Capital Offense in most States, suspects of terrorism if found guilty would suffer harsh penalties including loss of life. Here's the crux though, if even one innocent person is held indefinitely or executed without trial than none of us are safe from such.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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18% of Gitmo Detainees Go Back to Terror


That one is a damned if you do damned if you don't detainees have gone back to fighting the jihad it only took 19 to put take this nation to its knees in a single day.

So what is more important?

National security?

Getting relected?

Someone chose poorly.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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Not only are moderate and right leaning Americans angry at Obama, but even his far left supporters are angry at him for not doing what he said he would do, not the least of which is closing Gitmo. I think, if this is true about him releasing these inmates, he is doing it to appease those far left supporters. Some have threatened to stay home this go 'round, and he needs them to get to go to the polls and vote.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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This release is an empty gesture, if he is doing it to appease the far left the joke is on him. There is nothing he can do to bring back the far left to his corner if ever they were in it to begin with, which I doubt. Closing GITMO was the promise and that is what we want as a first step. Second step would be legislation barring indefinite detention for at least human life, pardon me I worded that wrong...

Second step would be a REMOVAL of legislation that defiled our Constitution and stripped away liberties by allowing the indefinite detention of human beings.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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Agreed "Gitmo" is the symptom, The Patriot Acts, I and II, and the Military Commissions Act - the things allowing for indefinite detention, "enhanced interrogation", and extraordinary rendition are the disease.

When President Obama ran for office four years ago he promised to close Gitmo - which led many of us to believe he would also repeal the above abuses of power.

None of which happened - and he has lost the left.

~Heff



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 01:49 PM
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His base is now Liberals (not be mistaken for Leftists), Moderates, some Neocons and Neoliberals.
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