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Gitmo Detainee to be Released Next Week
ABC ^ | February 20, 2009 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 02/20/2009 10:31:51 PM PST by BAW

ABC News has learned that the Obama administration will begin the process of releasing a prisoner from the Detainee Center at Guantanamo Bay next week, perhaps as early as Monday.

Binyam Mohamed, a 30-year-old Ethiopian and legal resident of the UK, will be transferred into British custody, government officials told ABC News. The British will fly Mohamed back to England. The British government has signaled it intends to subject Mohamed to surveillance, but he is not expected to be arrested.

British authorities have long expressed concern that any evidence against Mohamed would be inadmissible because of alleged torture against him by Pakistani and U.S. authorities.

The White House had no comment.

Mohamed has been detained at Gitmo since September 2004. He was first arrested in Pakistan by local authorities in 2002 and turned over to U.S. military authorities a few months later.

According to the Combatant Status Review Board filings summarizing evidence against Mohamed for combatant status review tribunal recently made unclassified (see HERE and HERE), Mohamed "received paramilitary training" at the al Faruq training camp in Afghanistan.

There he learned about "light arms handling, explosives, and principles of topography." He was "taught to falsify documents and received instruction from a senior al Qaida operative on how to encode telephone numbers..."

"The detainee proposed, to senior al-Qaida leaders, the idea of attacking subway trains in the United States," the board statement says. In Karachi, Mohamed "received explosives and remote-controlled-detonator training from an al Qaida operative." An al Qaida operative also told Mohamed to go to the U.S. "to assistant in terrorist operations," the document states. He allegedly was planning to use a "dirty bomb."

All terrorism-related charges against Mohamed were dropped in 2007.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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The ACLU has long claimed that Mohamed's admissions were made under the duress of torture.

The ACLU can kiss my a$$.

1 posted on 02/20/2009 10:31:51 PM PST by BAW
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To: BAW

And the moment Mohamed gets to UK he will vanish


2 posted on 02/20/2009 10:33:45 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: BAW

Good luck, Brits.

From Obama.


3 posted on 02/20/2009 10:33:46 PM PST by period end of story (Give me a firm spot, and I will move the world.)
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To: period end of story

Except for the destroying America thing— this whole Obama as President episode is kind of funny.


4 posted on 02/20/2009 10:34:42 PM PST by exist
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QUOTE:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2167923/posts?page=67#67

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/19/AR2009021903028.html

“Detainee Alleging Torture to Be Sent to Britain, Source Says”

By Peter Finn and Julie Tate
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, February 20, 2009; Page A07

SNIPPET: “A former British resident held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be flown home early next week, marking the first transfer of a Guantanamo detainee by the Obama administration, according to a source involved in the process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on the subject.

The British government had pressed the new administration to make the case of Binyam Mohammed a priority.”

67 posted on February 20, 2009 10:28:35 PM PST by Cindy
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ADDING to post no. 67:

http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=9E840746-EEAB-48F2-B894-7A30FEF7B1E0

“False Martyr”
By Thomas Joscelyn
Weekly Standard | Friday, February 20, 2009

68 posted on February 20, 2009 10:30:19 PM PST by Cindy


5 posted on 02/20/2009 10:35:05 PM PST by Cindy
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To: BAW

execute them all


6 posted on 02/20/2009 10:35:14 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: txnativegop
At least until he uses his training to blow up one of their subway trains. Al-Qaeda operatives are adaptable, one dead infidel is as good as another.
7 posted on 02/20/2009 10:36:29 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.-Robert E.Lee)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

maybe the IED will go off early and the he’ll only take himself out.


8 posted on 02/20/2009 10:38:20 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/newsroom/latest-news/?view=PressS&id=13834737

Agreement from US to return Mr Mohamed to the UK (20/02/2009)

Foreign Secretary David Miliband released a statement 20 February 2009 announcing an agreement from the US to return Mr Binyam Mohamed to the UK.

Read the statement

The UK and US Governments have reached agreement on the transfer of Mr Binyam Mohamed from Guantanamo Bay to the UK. He will be returned as soon as the practical arrangements can be made. This result follows recent discussions between the British and US Governments and a medical assessment, undertaken by a UK doctor, that Mr Mohamed is medically fit to return.

The UK Government requested the release and return of all former legal UK residents detained at Guantanamo Bay in August 2007. The Home Secretary and I took this decision in light of work by the US Government to reduce the number of those detained at Guantanamo with the aim of closing the facility and our wish to offer practical and concrete support to those efforts. In reaching this decision we gave full consideration to the need to maintain national security and the Government’s overriding responsibilities in this regard.

Mr Mohamed’s return does not constitute a commitment by the Home Secretary that he may remain permanently in the UK. His immigration status will be reviewed following his return and the same security considerations will apply to him as would apply to any other foreign national in this country. As always, all appropriate steps will be taken to protect national security.


9 posted on 02/20/2009 10:38:40 PM PST by Cindy
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To: BAW
"He allegedly was planning to use a "dirty bomb."

Good grief. This is going to end so very tragically.

10 posted on 02/20/2009 10:39:05 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: txnativegop

I pray that this is the case. Maybe he’ll end up like those doctors a couple of years ago who tried to blow up the nightclub and then attacked the airport in Glasgow, but only ended up doing minor damage and one of them ended up dying of his burns a few weeks later.


11 posted on 02/20/2009 10:41:04 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.-Robert E.Lee)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

The good guys do get lucky every once in a while.


12 posted on 02/20/2009 10:42:44 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: BAW

As a sign of good faith he should be made personal security for Obama’s children.


13 posted on 02/20/2009 10:45:08 PM PST by NoLibZone (To preserve this nation a strongly worded email is in order!)
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To: exist
Except for the destroying America thing— this whole Obama as President episode is kind of funny.

What's really funny is hearing someone like Bill Maher say that Obama is the smartest prez since he could remember.

14 posted on 02/20/2009 10:45:22 PM PST by period end of story (Give me a firm spot, and I will move the world.)
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To: BAW

What’s the over/under on....

When this guy gives his first interview detailing all the “horrible, torturous things” the US perpetrated against him?

This guy filing a lawsuit in international court?

Taking the 10:00 time slot after Olbermann and Maddow on MSNBC?

Any takers? We should start a pool.


15 posted on 02/20/2009 10:46:19 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: BAW

Id like to think we have a bead on him and his cohorts and that dark evil things happen upon him.


16 posted on 02/20/2009 10:54:53 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: BAW

can someone put him directly in the path of one those drones overflying Iraq? please?


17 posted on 02/20/2009 11:00:37 PM PST by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

“...attacked the airport in Glasgow, but only ended up doing minor damage and one of them ended up dying of his burns a few weeks later.”

That really was hilarious. The moron ended up extra crispy on earth, and again when he got to Hell.


18 posted on 02/20/2009 11:52:16 PM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: BAW
The White House had no comment.

If "The White House" (seems like there used to be a President involved) can keep that going for the next 4 years, we just might survive!

19 posted on 02/21/2009 12:26:04 AM PST by Just Lori (Liberalism ---->Socialism----->Communism------>BONDAGE!!!!)
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To: Cindy
.... according to a source involved in the process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on the subject.

And there you have it, folks!

20 posted on 02/21/2009 12:34:42 AM PST by Just Lori (Liberalism ---->Socialism----->Communism------>BONDAGE!!!!)
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To: Just Lori

Post no. 9 lays it out.


21 posted on 02/21/2009 12:42:00 AM PST by Cindy
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To: BAW

If one American is hurt from this; we know who to look for.


22 posted on 02/21/2009 1:44:36 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: freekitty
"If one American is hurt from this; we know who to look for.""

Americans, including infants and children have been raped, murdered, and killed
by probably close to 50,000 illegal aliens a year.
Congress DOES NOT CARE. Never did. Never will.
You know it. And they KNOW you know it.


23 posted on 02/21/2009 5:56:55 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: exist
Except for the destroying America thing— this whole Obama as President episode is kind of funny.

Truism du jour!...and to elaborate in my way of thinking:

Except for the destroying America thing— this whole Obama as President Carteresque episode is kind of funny. Seems Iran will hold Obama hostage for as long as they held Carter Hostage! We need another Reagan, but I'd be satisfied with a Teddy Roosevelt.

24 posted on 02/21/2009 6:53:23 AM PST by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: CRBDeuce

I think a Franco would be in order.


25 posted on 02/21/2009 7:41:01 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Freedom- 07-04-1776-11-06-2008. RIP)
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To: Cindy
There are good reasons to believe that when captured he was en route to the United States to kill Americans. Before the Obama administration agrees to send him to Britain, it should have that firmly in mind.
Oh well ... what's one more opening of our country's vulnerability. Sigh. Good link though and even without a trial I vote: Guilty.
26 posted on 02/21/2009 10:33:49 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: period end of story

What’s really funny is hearing someone like Bill Maher say that Obama is the smartest prez since he could remember.
_____________________
What do you expect from Maher? He’s thrilled to pieces that zer0 and his king kong manbeast beard of a wife aren’t going to church anymore. Maher looks like a albino rat and he is a despicable man.


27 posted on 02/21/2009 11:05:33 AM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: exist
Except for the destroying America thing— this whole Obama as President episode is kind of funny.

I've always been fascinated by disaster movies and books. Current favorites are about huge comet and asteroid strikes, Deep Impact (movie) and Lucifer's Hammer (book).

They put the petty doings of Prez O in perspective.

Other fun disaster books are the old When Worlds Collide, No Blade of Grass and The Ragged Edge, and a movie now more pertinent, Red Dawn.

28 posted on 02/21/2009 3:38:53 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

My bet is the guy claims some disability from his “torture” and he will get a fat British government disability benefit check every month. He will probably retire from his jihadi ways and hang out at the local coffee shop. Now he will be a gitmo “star”. No reason to blow yourself up when you can get some of those 72 virgins on earth...


29 posted on 02/22/2009 6:49:26 AM PST by lodi90
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To: txnativegop

And the moment Mohamed gets to UK he will vanish”

What is the over/under on how long before they find him acting as a terrorist again?

This is another insult to the Brits—following the return of the Winston Churchill statue.


30 posted on 02/22/2009 11:32:43 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

the over/under would about a month maybe two at most.


31 posted on 02/22/2009 11:33:41 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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February 23, 2009

Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/February/09-opa-150.html

United States Transfers Binyam Mohammed to United Kingdom

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice today announced the transfer to the United Kingdom of Binyam Mohammed, an Ethiopian national and former resident of the United Kingdom who had been held at the Guantanamo detention facility since 2004.

As directed by the Executive Order issued by President Obama on January 22, 2009, an interagency panel has reviewed Mohammed’s case and determined that his transfer, pursuant to an arrangement between the United States and the United Kingdom, is consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice.

“The friendship and assistance of the international community is vitally important as we work to close Guantanamo, and we greatly appreciate the efforts of the British government to work with us on the transfer of Binyam Mohammed,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.

Mohammed is the first Guantanamo detainee to be transferred under the review of all Guantanamo detainees directed by the President. He departed Guantanamo aboard a United Kingdom aircraft Sunday night and arrived in the United Kingdom today.

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09-150


32 posted on 02/24/2009 12:34:10 AM PST by Cindy
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JIHAD WATCH.org (KUWAIT NEWS AGENCY, February 23, 2009): "UK FOREIGN SECRETARY PRAISES OBAMA FOR THE RELEASE OF MAN CHARGED WITH MAKING DIRTY BOMBS IN KABUL" (February 24, 2009)

33 posted on 02/24/2009 1:39:27 AM PST by Cindy
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