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Obama aides traveled with freed Gitmo detainees [Uighurs relocated to Bermuda]
KPSP-TV / The Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2009

Posted on 06/11/2009 6:14:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Senior aides to President Barack Obama accompanied four Chinese Muslims and their lawyers on a flight from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to Bermuda.

The four Chinese Muslims, called Uighurs (WEE-gurs), were resettled in Bermuda on Thursday. The U.S. government had determined they were not enemy combatants and should be released.

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor says that White House counsel Greg Craig and the special envoy charged with overseeing the closure of the prison at Guantanamo, Daniel Fried, were aboard the plane.

(Excerpt) Read more at kpsplocal2.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bermuda; bho44; craig; danielfried; dhimmis; fried; gitmo; gregcraig; guantanamo; obama; uighurs; wot
Scott Ott and The Onion might as well shut down.

I guess they had to make sure that the Uighurs had an ocean view and a nice car. Can't just trust Hotels.com with something that important. Surprised that Michelle didn't traipse down there with the girls. I'm sure Daniel and Greg got right on the next plane and didn't spend a minute more in Bermuda than was necessary.

1 posted on 06/11/2009 6:14:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Wonder who the Pillow Czar is going to be?


2 posted on 06/11/2009 6:17:13 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can't just trust Hotels.com with something that important.

This line was just too funny.

3 posted on 06/11/2009 6:17:24 PM PDT by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If anyone is going to be offended by my French, PLEASE avert your eyes from my post.

@$@#)!! %*@)*%^!! @#%)*%*)!! And...)$*)@*!!

What next? WTF NEXT? Every DAY has been a waking nightmare with this guy!

Will they be sending a Welcome Wagon Basket as well?

@*(#$(#!!!


4 posted on 06/11/2009 6:19:56 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin ('Every criminal could learn something from Barack 0bama when it comes to stealing money .'~ Rush)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

These people are very important for liberals. They are the evidence of Bush’s and America’s evil, and their own charity and self-praise.


5 posted on 06/11/2009 6:21:49 PM PDT by Shermy ("The whole world has financed the United States, ...they have a reciprocal debt with the planet.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Foreign Office fury over settlement of Guantánamo Uighurs in Bermuda

The British Government responded with ill-disguised fury tonight to the news that four Chinese Uighurs freed from Guantanamo Bay had been flown for resettlement on the Atlantic tourist paradise of Bermuda.

The four arrived on Bermuda in the early hours, celebrating the end of seven years of detention after learning that they were to be accepted as guest workers.

But it appears that the Government of Bermuda failed to consult with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the decision to take in the Uighurs – whose return is demanded by Beijing – and it could now be forced to send them back to Cuba or risk a grave diplomatic crisis.

Bermuda, Britain's oldest remaining dependency, is one of 14 overseas territories that come under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom, which retains direct responsibility for such matters as foreign policy and security.

"We've underlined to the Bermuda Government that they should have consulted with the United Kingdom as to whether this falls within their competence or is a security issue, for which the Bermuda Government do not have delegated responsibility," an FCO spokesman said.

"We have made clear to the Bermuda Government the need for a security assessment, which we are now helping them to carry out, and we will decide on further steps as appropriate."

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Ewart Brown, the Bermudian Premier, said that the United States had agreed to bear the costs associated with relocating the men on the island.

In a statement, Mr Brown said the men have “the opportunity to become naturalised citizens and thereafter afforded the right to travel and leave Bermuda, potentially settling elsewhere", although he said that the resettlement of the inmates was still contingent on the advice from Britain.

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The President of the World forgot to inform the British of his plans to resettle the terrorist on Bermuda.

Yet another slap of disrespect to our ally.

6 posted on 06/11/2009 6:22:17 PM 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: Red in Blue PA

‘Ugly on an Ape’ Czar?


7 posted on 06/11/2009 6:22:58 PM PDT by bravotu (Have a Nice Day !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OMG, no lunch with Pelosi or $100 a pound steak with the Fuhrer before they were relocated.


8 posted on 06/11/2009 6:23:52 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gregg Craig

What more is there to be said


9 posted on 06/11/2009 6:24:38 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bermuda?! Was Tahiti unavailable??


10 posted on 06/11/2009 6:27:27 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: Shermy

I know. *SIGH*


11 posted on 06/11/2009 6:32:28 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Cindy
Greg Craig- Castro's lawyer.

Sends little kids into a lifetime of isolation from the free world in a communist dictatorship, while preventing grown jihadists captured in the battlefield from a similar fate. Whataguy. Craig is a supporter of the Sandinistas and he represented Kofi Annan in the oil for food sdcandal. He is associated with Vernon Jordan. Vernon Jordan is Capitol Trust Bank head Mohammed Hussein al Amoudi's lawyer. That bank was under investigation for transferring funds to bin Laden.

12 posted on 06/11/2009 6:33:04 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I heard that no passports are needed to travel between Bermuda and the United States.

Anybody know if this is correct?

13 posted on 06/11/2009 6:34:05 PM PDT by Joiseydude (I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees. Live free or die.)
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Vernon Jordan was a lawyer for the Washington law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld which represented the owner of the Sudanese pharmaceutical factory clinton bombed.

Vernon Jordan was the attorney for Holy Land Foundation, iirc.


14 posted on 06/11/2009 6:34:57 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: bravotu

Czar Aunt Esther ?
Fish Eyed Fool.


15 posted on 06/11/2009 6:35:10 PM PDT by bravotu (Have a Nice Day !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How many millions or billions of taxpayer money did OBAMA give Bermuda for this???
16 posted on 06/11/2009 6:38:06 PM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The four Chinese Muslims, called Uighurs (WEE-gurs),

Yeah, send all of the wiggers to Guantanamo

17 posted on 06/11/2009 6:39:17 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; americanophile

The entire Caribbean is full of racial antagonism - between blacks and everybody else - and has lots and lots of Muslims. I’m sure Muslim terrorists will be right at home there.

I hope these “guest workers” (because that’s what they’re being classified as) aren’t being hired by tourist hotels in Bermuda. So much for the cruise business.


18 posted on 06/11/2009 6:40:16 PM PDT by livius
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To: JohnHuang2

Check this out... Greg Craig.


19 posted on 06/11/2009 6:40:50 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Joiseydude

I haven’t been there in a while, but last time I was we didn’t need one.


20 posted on 06/11/2009 6:42:14 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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What’s “good” for a six-year old is “too harsh” for jihadists.


21 posted on 06/11/2009 6:42:57 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Greg Craig- what a POS

He was Castro’s lawyer when the child Elian Gonzalez was forcibly deported

Redder than red he is


22 posted on 06/11/2009 6:45:27 PM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To me, the “resettlement” of Gitmo detainees is actually the “seeding” of terrorists to more and more places than they could ever dreamed of being placed by Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

This whole war effort is descending into incomprehensible and dangerous insanity.

I never thought America could have another Revolution or a military coup—now it doesn’t seem all that far fetched.

We have an anti American President and an anti American treasonous Congress.

Treason and impeachment are words Americans will have to get used to hearing—and soon. The normal rememdies are ineffective.


23 posted on 06/11/2009 6:46:05 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: libs_kma

Funny how they keep that little detail out.


24 posted on 06/11/2009 6:47:07 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hey, obama just doubled the muslim population of Bermuda with one surreptitious flight from Cuba.

I can’t believe they didn’t consult the Brits!!!!
obama continues to mau mau Gordon Brown even as the fool slobbers over him


25 posted on 06/11/2009 6:48:50 PM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What all inclusive resort in Bermuda ala Sandals did Barry transport the terrorists via private jet ?
Did our tax dollars also provide them with speedos and drink coupons ?
Our soldiers are eating MREs and going without showers while the terrorists sunbathe on pink sand beaches.
This First Class treatment reinforces that when Obama was elected,
the terrorists won the lottery.


26 posted on 06/11/2009 6:54:47 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: libs_kma

Wasn’t it 200 million?


27 posted on 06/11/2009 6:55:40 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"Every DAY has been a waking nightmare with this guy!"

"It's a gift."

28 posted on 06/11/2009 6:57:20 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: livius
Except that it's not in the Caribbean, it's in the North Atlantic, which means the closest landmass is North Carolina. We're sending Al Qaeda-trained Muslims (who hate us) to a semi-tropical resort that allows them to step on a boat, sail due west, and step off in the continental United States. Insanity.
29 posted on 06/11/2009 6:57:42 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: tina07
"Wasn’t it 200 million?"

That's how much he reportedly paid the Island of Palau to accept some of these Chinese Muslim terrorists detainees.

30 posted on 06/11/2009 7:01:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That was it, yes...thanks. I would imagine Bermuda got some free money too.


31 posted on 06/11/2009 7:03:35 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: americanophile

Bikini atoll is beautiful. ...and there are lots of coconuts to eat. (never mind the Cesium 137.)


32 posted on 06/11/2009 7:06:44 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Joiseydude
I heard that no passports are needed to travel between Bermuda and the United States.

Not correct.

As of June 1, 2009:

The new passport rule is that in order to return to the U.S. from Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean by LAND or SEA, you will need to have a U.S. passport. If you’re just coming by land across the Canadian or Mexican border, you can instead use a passport card or an enhanced driver’s license available in a few states (and we don’t have those in Texas). You’ve had to have a passport to return from those nations by air since 2007, which makes it very strange that some of you (Ian) are still getting caught at the airport with no passport. Tsk. Get one!

33 posted on 06/11/2009 7:23:23 PM PDT by Dianna (Obama Barbie: Governing is hard.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Obama aides traveled with freed Gitmo detainees.” Of course they did! They were going to Bermuda. Duh! IOW, Orbitz: “We have a hovercraft”


34 posted on 06/11/2009 7:24:29 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I've conquered my goddam willpower." Don Marquis)
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To: Islander7
The British Government responded with ill-disguised fury tonight to the news that four Chinese Uighurs freed from Guantanamo Bay had been flown for resettlement on the Atlantic tourist paradise of Bermuda...I am sooo glad we now have Obama in office improving our standing and friendship with other nations around the world......
35 posted on 06/11/2009 7:29:00 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: americanophile
Except that it's not in the Caribbean, it's in the North Atlantic, which means the closest landmass is North Carolina. We're sending Al Qaeda-trained Muslims (who hate us) to a semi-tropical resort that allows them to step on a boat, sail due west, and step off in the continental United States. Insanity.

Just to clarify, Bermuda is included in the new passport rules.

Which stops no one from getting on a regular boat...

36 posted on 06/11/2009 7:29:32 PM PDT by Dianna (Obama Barbie: Governing is hard.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama has just established Club Moham-Med for the terrorists.
Obama gave them Paradise without that messy death thing.
I bet the Dems included money for virgins in the TARP bill.
Word is that Jimmy Buffet is writing a new song in their honor.
I just hope they don’t turn it into Burnmuda.


37 posted on 06/11/2009 8:05:28 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Vietor says that the two were on the plane to play a logistical role and to ensure that the process went smoothly.”

Good grief...wonder if they were on AF1 playing a ‘logistical role’ terrorizing Manhatten a couple of months ago too?

Perhaps they just wanted to help the terrorists coordinate the next AQ attack on America.../sarcasm


38 posted on 06/11/2009 8:06:23 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Islander7
"Yet another slap of disrespect to our ally."

Sure looks deliberate, calculated.

Hmm. France and Spain must have some old islands floating around, too. Portugal?

yitbos

39 posted on 06/11/2009 8:07:47 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"Will they be sending a Welcome Wagon Basket as well?"

That's already been done. And I wouldn't be surprised if they end up getting welfare checks from the good ol' US of A. Hell, give them credit cards and a car while they're at it.

40 posted on 06/11/2009 8:57:04 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WTF!

Forget, for the moment, the obvious a_hole nature of letting the muslims run free a stones-throw from the U.S.

Have these lunatics disbanded the U.S. Marshal Service?

41 posted on 06/11/2009 10:21:54 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: SuperLuminal

The U.S. Marshals are busy guarding abortion mills on orders of Attorney General Holder after the Tiller murder.


42 posted on 06/12/2009 11:51:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The U.S. Marshals are busy guarding abortion mills on orders of Attorney General Holder after the Tiller murder.

Right...I had forgotten that they have been assigned to really meaningful tasks.

So, I guess we can look forward to ACORN being the ones who will be tasked with distributing the rest of the peudo-citizens in Gitmo throughout the rest of the U.S.

Do you think that we'll have a web-posted list (like that used for sex-offenders) to warn neighborhoods of these poor tortured souls?

43 posted on 06/12/2009 3:19:40 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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