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United States Transfers 12 Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland Region
US DOJ.gov - Justice.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | December 20, 2009 | n/a

Posted on 12/21/2009 6:25:02 PM PST by Cindy

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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 President’s 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.


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1 posted on 12/21/2009 6:25:03 PM PST by Cindy
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Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2408612/posts

“Some Guantanamo Detainees to Move to Illinois Prison”
DEFENSE.gov - American Forces Press Service ^ | December 15, 2009 | By Gerry J. Gilmore
Posted on December 16, 2009 4:54:38 AM PST by Cindy


2 posted on 12/21/2009 6:27:04 PM PST by Cindy
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I think we should send them straight to hell.


3 posted on 12/21/2009 6:27:56 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2411220/posts?page=7#7

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2411220/posts

“Guantanamo North, and East (Al Qaeda detainees move to Illinois and Yemen.)”
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-19-09 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
Posted on December 19, 2009 9:32:59 AM PST by GOP_Lady


4 posted on 12/21/2009 6:28:42 PM PST by Cindy
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Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2155483/posts

“Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention”
WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | nday, December 29, 2008 | Sara A. Carter
Posted on December 29, 2008 3:43:22 AM PST by Cindy

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2147450/posts

“Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad”
PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
Posted on December 12, 2008 3:57:22 AM PST by Cindy


5 posted on 12/21/2009 6:30:53 PM PST by Cindy
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Yemen!? Why didn’t you just let them go on a pleasure cruise. They’ll get a hero’s welcome.


6 posted on 12/21/2009 6:31:16 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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“Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims’ families”
AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
Posted on January 20, 2009 2:48:21 AM PST by Cindy


7 posted on 12/21/2009 6:32:36 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Paleo Conservative

You don’t send jihadis to hell — they send themselves to hell.


8 posted on 12/21/2009 6:34:35 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Why didn’t the article just say, “we released them”?


9 posted on 12/21/2009 6:51:29 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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Personally, I think a dozen or two should be released in Washington, DC.


10 posted on 12/21/2009 6:55:33 PM PST by jmax
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hope they placed tracking chips in them so we can trace them back to the battlefields.
11 posted on 12/21/2009 6:58:41 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: jmax

You’re kidding right?

You don’t need any more.

One brief example:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2404051/posts


12 posted on 12/21/2009 7:01:02 PM PST by Cindy
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To: elpadre

Opinion:
The numbers look low to me in this article, but anyway...regarding tracking:

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Catch and Release: The Guantanamo Recidivism Problem.
Weekly Standard ^ | December 28, 2009 (print) | Stephen F. Hayes
Posted on December 20, 2009 4:47:24 AM PST by reaganaut1

Last spring, in an interview with 60 Minutes, Barack Obama criticized his predecessor over the detainees at Guantánamo Bay. That wasn’t new. What was surprising was one of the arguments the president made. When Steve Kroft pointed out that some of those released had been working to recruit others to jihad, Obama agreed.

Well, there’s no doubt that we have not done a particularly effective job in sorting through who are truly dangerous individuals that we’ve got to make sure are not a threat to us, who are folks that we just swept up.

A classified Defense Intelligence Agency report leaked to the New York Times in May supported that claim. Return to the Battlefield showed that 74 detainees transferred or released from Guantánamo had returned to jihad. That’s one in seven—a recidivism rate of 14 percent.

So the problem, according to Obama, was that the Bush administration was too lenient. The obvious solution: Apply greater scrutiny to detainees under consideration for release and slow the pace of transfers. But the Obama administration went the opposite direction. Having promised to shutter the detention facility at Guantánamo within one year, the administration has lowered the threshold for detainees eligible to be shipped out and is expediting the procedures for transferring or releasing them.

A total of 31 Guantánamo detainees have been transferred or released since Obama took office.

Among them are several men who acknowledged -receiving training in al Qaeda’s notorious “al Farouq” camp. One, Binyam Mohamed, was slated to participate in the next wave of al Qaeda attacks on American soil in 2002. Another, Ahmed Zuhair, was convicted in absentia of participating in terrorist attacks in Bosnia in the late 1990s and almost certainly participated in the assassination of William Jefferson, an American working for the United Nations.

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


13 posted on 12/21/2009 7:05:17 PM PST by Cindy
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Great, now this Socialist Administration releases terrorists into Afghanistan to kill our own troops. Can we impeach this idiot before he arms the remaining terrorists and releases them in our own country.
14 posted on 12/21/2009 7:08:01 PM PST by reader25
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Repatriating terrorists with their fellow terrorists. This Administration can’t have the interests of the U.S. at heart.


15 posted on 12/21/2009 7:10:01 PM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Squantos; Oorang; Velveeta; MamaDearest; backhoe; piasa; Jet Jaguar; SandRat

ping


16 posted on 12/21/2009 7:10:23 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Paleo Conservative

I think we should send them cruise missiles

Right in their turbans, er, stockings


17 posted on 12/21/2009 7:11:50 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah."Our middle regiment, Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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Over the weekend, four Afghan detainees, Abdul Hafiz, Sharifullah, Mohamed Rahim and Mohammed Hashim, were transferred to the Government of Afghanistan.

Proper way to handle their arrival.

First the good news, over there in the distance is the mountains, now the bad news, we have a few hundred men up for target practice. You are about to die tired.

18 posted on 12/21/2009 7:17:57 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
 
 
Dear Jihadi Dirtbags,
 
 
Sorry we missed you,
 
 
Catch you later...
 
 
 
 

19 posted on 12/21/2009 7:28:33 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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Binyam Mohamed, was slated to participate in the next wave of al Qaeda attacks on American soil in 2002.

This guy was sent to the UK where he was subsequently released.

20 posted on 12/21/2009 8:12:48 PM PST by 1066AD
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US Intelligence better keep tabs on these guys for a number of reasons.


21 posted on 12/21/2009 8:23:07 PM PST by Red Steel
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Gee, I hope that we micro-chipped them so that they show up real pretty in the night vision scopes!


22 posted on 12/21/2009 8:23:31 PM PST by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
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To: 1066AD

The adage one should never forget: History has a tendency to repeat itself.

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23 posted on 12/21/2009 9:22:42 PM PST by Cindy
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I was thinking they could be turned loose on Congress and maybe they would flip-flop and WATERBOARD all the Senate and House members.


24 posted on 12/21/2009 9:48:37 PM PST by jmax
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To: Cindy
The adage one should never forget: History has a tendency to repeat itself.

In more ways than one Cindy - the old adage is holding true, no doubt about it.

Islamic Radicalization USA

If a major homegrown terrorist attack happens on U.S. soil in the coming years, 2009 will be looked at as the year when the warning signs were missed. According to the Rand Corporation, the U.S. has experienced 30 homegrown terrorism plots since 9/11. One-third of these occurred in 2009; a frightening spike that warrants more attention

Sidelining SEALS a win for terrorism

If an allegation of a single knuckle sandwich is all it takes to remove three special operators from the battlefield, Abed won this battle.

Pakistani Muslims gun down Christian friend

A group of Muslims shot their Christian friend dead this month on the outskirts of this town after saying they would spare his life only if he recanted his faith, according to the young man’s father.

The friends of Patras Masih, who died from gunshot wounds on Dec. 3 in Karol village, Punjab Province, issued the ultimatum to him after accusing him of the murder of their friend Anees Mahammad. An autopsy reported showed Mahammad died from toxic alcohol earlier that day.

Patras Masih’s father, Gulzar Masih, said his son was at home on that day, had no contact with Mahammad, and that his friends accused him of the murder only because he refused to recant Christianity and embrace Islam.

25 posted on 12/21/2009 10:04:03 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

Thank you for the ping MamaDearest.


26 posted on 12/21/2009 10:39:37 PM PST by Cindy
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