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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.
Originally posted by DarknStormy
Thats a fantastic idea considering what is happening in the Middle east right now
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted by stirling
STRAIGHT POLITICAL PROPAGANDA>>>>>>>
FOUR YEARS LATE< AND TWO THIRDS SHORT!
18% of Gitmo Detainees Go Back to Terror