Skip to comments.Obama aides traveled with freed Gitmo detainees [Uighurs relocated to Bermuda]
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.
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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.
Wonder who the Pillow Czar is going to be?
This line was just too funny.
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?
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.
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."
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.
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.
‘Ugly on an Ape’ Czar?
OMG, no lunch with Pelosi or $100 a pound steak with the Fuhrer before they were relocated.
What more is there to be said
Bermuda?! Was Tahiti unavailable??
I know. *SIGH*
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.
Anybody know if this is correct?
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.
Czar Aunt Esther ?
Fish Eyed Fool.
Yeah, send all of the wiggers to Guantanamo
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.
Check this out... Greg Craig.
I haven’t been there in a while, but last time I was we didn’t need one.
What’s “good” for a six-year old is “too harsh” for jihadists.
Greg Craig- what a POS
He was Castro’s lawyer when the child Elian Gonzalez was forcibly deported
Redder than red he is
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.
Funny how they keep that little detail out.
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
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.
Wasn’t it 200 million?
"It's a gift."
That's how much he reportedly paid the Island of Palau to accept some of these Chinese Muslim
That was it, yes...thanks. I would imagine Bermuda got some free money too.
Bikini atoll is beautiful. ...and there are lots of coconuts to eat. (never mind the Cesium 137.)
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 youre just coming by land across the Canadian or Mexican border, you can instead use a passport card or an enhanced drivers license available in a few states (and we dont have those in Texas). Youve 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!
“Obama aides traveled with freed Gitmo detainees.” Of course they did! They were going to Bermuda. Duh! IOW, Orbitz: “We have a hovercraft”
Just to clarify, Bermuda is included in the new passport rules.
Which stops no one from getting on a regular boat...
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.
“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
Sure looks deliberate, calculated.
Hmm. France and Spain must have some old islands floating around, too. Portugal?
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.
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?
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?