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Number of Ex-Gitmo Prisoners Rejoining Terror Higher Than Reported
Human Events ^ | March 12, 2009 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 03/12/2009 8:40:57 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim

The number of ex-Guantanamo detainees who have gone back to terrorism is much larger than the government is letting on.

A senior intelligence official, who has access to some of the country's top secrets, tells HUMAN EVENTS that some Pentagon analysts actually believe 102 former enemy combatants have returned to terror -- not 61 as publicly reported by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

That would mean that of 520 terrorists released from the Guantanamo Bay prison, nearly 20 percent returned to the practice of killing to achieve their radical view of Islam.

The number is gaining importance in light of the fact that President Obama has announced he intends to close the Guantanamo facility. This means scores of additional detainees not deemed releasable by the Pentagon -- at least until now -- will be sent back to their home countries. It also sends a signal to countries now holding ex-Guantanomo prisoners that it might be OK to release them, too.

Why the discrepancy between 102 and 61?

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; alqaeda; detainee; dia; gitmo; guantanamo; humanevents; islam; nationalsecurity; obama; obamasfault; pakistan; revisionisthistory; rowanscarborough; saudiarabia; stalinisttactics; terror; terrorists; waronerror; waronterror; whywefight; wot; yourjobingitmo
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By the way, in case you do not know already, the Obama administration promised more than a month ago to release further information on what it said then were 62 that had returned to the fight. They are stalling the on FOI requests.
1 posted on 03/12/2009 8:40:57 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim
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To: Just Lori; TheForceOfOne; SilvieWaldorfMD; Tennessee Nana; ThreePuttinDude; eastsider; del4hope; ..

Ping!


2 posted on 03/12/2009 8:41:32 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

I am shocked!!!


3 posted on 03/12/2009 8:43:05 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (The more Otrauma does, the more I believe it's on purpose...to destroy America. No one is that dumb)
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To: Sergeant Tim
The Obama Administration LIED. People DIED.

I knew it was BULLSTALIN from day one because there had already been a number of Gitmo detainees who'd detonated themselves in publi afterwards who did not appear in the tallies.

I loathe the Left. They support the enemy in the war on terror (directly by releasing and championing terrorists and indirectly through aid and comfort propaganda).

4 posted on 03/12/2009 8:44:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: a fool in paradise

and they are releasing more of them


5 posted on 03/12/2009 8:44:44 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys surround us.

They oppose the war not because it is "immoral" but rather because they support the enemy.

6 posted on 03/12/2009 8:46:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Any stat less than 100% is a lie.


7 posted on 03/12/2009 8:51:15 AM PDT by evad (YES!! I WANT Obama's Agenda TO FAIL!!!)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Setting up a website criticizing the US is considered “re-joining the fight.” I wonder how many have taken up arms.


8 posted on 03/12/2009 8:52:46 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Thank you, President Bush, for your ridiculous way of handling these captives, choosing to play games instead of treating them in accordance with law.


9 posted on 03/12/2009 8:55:15 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Sergeant Tim
"Afghanistan Taliban leader was at Gitmo"
"The Taliban's new top operations officer in southern Afghanistan had been a prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center,
the latest example of a freed detainee who took a militant leadership role and a potential complication for the Obama administration's efforts to close the prison.
U.S. authorities handed over the detainee to the Afghan government,
which in turn released him, according to Pentagon and CIA officials.
Abdullah Ghulam Rasoul, formerly Guantanamo prisoner No. 008,
was among 13 Afghan prisoners released to the Afghan government in December 2007.
Rasoul is now known as Mullah Abdullah Zakir, a nom de guerre that Pentagon
and intelligence officials say is used by a Taliban leader who is in charge of operations
against U.S. and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan."


Taliban says Pres_ _ent (no ID, is there?) Obama and his clueless VP are "illogical".

"Obama being illogical - Taliban"
"This does not require any response or reaction for this is illogical," Qari Mohammad Yousuf,
a purported spokesman for the insurgent group, said when asked
if its top leader Mullah Mohammad Omar would make any comment about Mr Obama's proposal.
"The Taliban are united, have one leader, one aim, one policy...
I do not know why they are talking about moderate Taliban and what it means?


What would those murdered by terrorists say about this?





10 posted on 03/12/2009 8:57:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities." - Dune)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Just great!....when some of us are left standing in the rubble of a terrorists nuclear explosion...who can we blame?......

Some likely candidates....ACLU, ACORN, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy, Reid, Obama, Hillary Clinton,
Howard Dean, AlGore, and every other damn democrat I didn’t mention!......


11 posted on 03/12/2009 9:02:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Gondring

I think your definition is wrong. Those they have already identified took up arms; not a computer.


12 posted on 03/12/2009 9:13:49 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Sergeant Tim
I know! I know! *jumping up and down*

Let's release them ALL!!!</dumbobama>

13 posted on 03/12/2009 9:15:31 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 52 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Sergeant Tim
"By the way, in case you do not know already, the Obama administration promised more than a month ago to release further information on what it said then were 62 that had returned to the fight. They are stalling the on FOI requests."

Unsuprising.

Related: Obama's choice for top security posts withdraws candidature [Blames Israeli lobbyists]

"Charles Freeman Jr., President Barack Obama's choice for a major intelligence post, has withdrawn his name and blamed pro-Israel lobbying groups for his decision, saying they had distorted his record and campaigned against him."

"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

--Barack Hussein Obama, Audacity of Hope

14 posted on 03/12/2009 9:16:05 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama is so far out of his depth he's in orbit.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

“...is much larger than the government is letting on.

When was it known and who is covering it up? Did the Pentagon/CIA/FBI know and not say? Did Bush know and not say or did OBH know and not say?

W, W, W, W & W.


15 posted on 03/12/2009 9:18:37 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: Sergeant Tim

"You're all FREE! Your won't be charged! You don't even have to repent! Just go forth, and say nice things about ME, so everybody loves me! I will hold them to my bosom!"

16 posted on 03/12/2009 9:40:14 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

That’s the implication in this story.

But the December DIA report listing 61 (18 confirmed, 43 suspected) does not even claim they were all taking up arms. After getting that part wrong, this article then cites “unnamed sources” to bump the numbers up higher.


17 posted on 03/12/2009 9:43:27 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

There are currently a number of media outlets with FOIs on this story. As I noted in comment #1, the Obama administration is stonewalling on releasing information, 30 named detainees who have returned to the fight with details. (My sources say the number is a good bit higher than 102.)


18 posted on 03/12/2009 9:55:17 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Diogenesis

I want to cry every time I see these pictures. Then I get MAD AS HELL!


19 posted on 03/12/2009 10:15:14 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Remember the new acronym:

O ne

B ig

A ss

M istake

A merica!


20 posted on 03/12/2009 10:18:26 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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