Skip to comments.United States Transfers 12 Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland Region
Posted on 12/21/2009 6:25:02 PM PST by Cindy
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.
“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
I think we should send them straight to hell.
“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
“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
“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
Yemen!? Why didn’t you just let them go on a pleasure cruise. They’ll get a hero’s welcome.
“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
You don’t send jihadis to hell — they send themselves to hell.
Why didn’t the article just say, “we released them”?
Personally, I think a dozen or two should be released in Washington, DC.
You’re kidding right?
You don’t need any more.
One brief example:
The numbers look low to me in this article, but anyway...regarding tracking:
Note: The following post is a quote:
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 ...
Repatriating terrorists with their fellow terrorists. This Administration can’t have the interests of the U.S. at heart.
I think we should send them cruise missiles
Right in their turbans, er, stockings
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.
This guy was sent to the UK where he was subsequently released.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.