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Posted on 12/19/2009 9:32:59 AM PST by GOP_Lady
President Obama's scramble to close Guantanamo is picking up speed as his arbitrary one-year deadline approaches, with Yemen and Illinois as the latest detainee destinations. Neither decision will enhance U.S. security.
The government of Yemen announced yesterday that it will take six detainees, and more could follow if this transfer goes smoothly. Yemenis account for 97 of the 210 men still left at Gitmo, and 34 have been cleared for release. The problem is that Yemen is emerging as one of the world's sanctuaries for al Qaeda, and its government has essentially run a nonaggression pact with the terrorists.
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Terrorist Said Ali al-Shihri
Do we have the numbers on how much of our money the democrats plan to spend on this terrorist haven in Illinois? We spent hundreds of millions of dollars fixing up Gitmo and facing the toilets away from Mecca. Now we are going to spend millions more lining the pockets of Chicago corruptocrats!
He’s not just bringing them to Illinois, he’s bringing jihad to America. Eighteen months, and we’ll have the war on our doorsteps. Count on it. 2010 is too late. We’ve all been sheeple and let this happen.
Is this some shee-it or what?
And who pays for those "fancy lawyers?"
A Look at Iran
A Look at Yemen:
ON THE INTERNET:
Six Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay to be repatriated
By Peter Finn, Sudarsan Raghavan and Julie Tate
Friday, December 18, 2009; 5:04 AM
SNIPPET: The Obama administration is planning to repatriate six Yemenis held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a transfer that could be a prelude to the release of dozens more detainees to Yemen, according to sources with independent knowledge of the matter.
The release is a significant first step toward dealing with the largest group of detainees at the prison there are currently 97 Yemenis there and toward meeting President Obamas goal of closing the facility.
sp correction in post no. 7: Ramzi
Note: The following text is a quote:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASES
Sunday, December 20, 2009
United States Transfers 12 Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland Region
Twelve detainees have been transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland region.
As directed by the Presidents Jan. 22, 2009 Executive Order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of each of these cases. As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including potential threat, mitigation measures and the likelihood of success in habeas litigation, the detainees were approved for transfer. In accordance with Congressionally-mandated reporting requirements, the Administration informed Congress of its intent to transfer the detainees at least 15 days before their transfer.
Over the weekend, four Afghan detainees, Abdul Hafiz, Sharifullah, Mohamed Rahim and Mohammed Hashim, were transferred to the Government of Afghanistan. In addition, two Somali detainees, Mohammed Soliman Barre and Ismael Arale, were transferred to regional authorities in Somaliland. Finally, six Yemeni detainees, Jamal Muhammad Alawi Mari, Farouq Ali Ahmed, Ayman Saeed Abdullah Batarfi, Muhammaed Yasir Ahmed Taher, Fayad Yahya Ahmed al Rami and Riyad Atiq Ali Abdu al Haf, were transferred to the Government of Yemen.
These transfers were carried out under individual arrangements between the United States and relevant foreign authorities to ensure the transfers took place under appropriate security measures. Consultations with foreign authorities regarding these individuals will continue.
Since 2002, more than 560 detainees have departed Guantanamo Bay for other destinations, including Albania, Algeria, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Chad, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hungary Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Palau, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and Yemen.