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Gitmo Lawyer "Completely Shocked" His Terrorist Client Returned to Terrorism
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Posted on 03/26/2010 8:48:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Gitmo Lawyer "Completely Shocked" His Terrorist Client Returned to Terrorism BY John McCormack March 26, 2010 11:34 AM

Newsweek follows up on Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio's story on the Gitmo detainee who's returned to the battlefield after being released by the Obama administration:

A Guantánamo detainee released last December has now returned to the battlefield to fight with Taliban insurgents, according to three U.S. counterterrorism officials who have reviewed intelligence reports on the matter. If the reports are accurate, the detainee, known as Abdul Hafiz, would be the first Guantánamo inmate released by the Obama administration to have returned to the front lines of terrorism.

Among other alleged terrorist activities, Hafiz was accused by U.S. authorities to have been implicated in the murder of an International Committee of the Red Cross worker. But an interagency task force conducting the administration’s review of the cases of all Gitmo detainees concluded that the evidence against him was murky and uncertain so he should be freed. Administration officials noted that several government departments involved in national security—including intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Justice Department, State Department and Homeland Security—unanimously have to approve the release of individual Gitmo detainees.

A U.S. counterterrorism official acknowledged: “He’s a bad guy and it’s no surprise that he’s doing bad things.” This Justice Department press release, dated Dec. 20, 2009, confirms that Abdul Hafiz was one of a group of four Afghan detainees sent back from Gitmo to Afghanistan at that time. [...]

"I'm completely shocked," said Steven Killpack, a Utah public defender who represented Abdul Hafiz in a federal lawsuit challenging his detention, when told today of reports that his client was now fighting with the Taliban. "There was absolutely nothing that was brought to our attention that he constituted a danger to any Americans or that he had any ongoing affiliation with any group that was hostile to America. He never indicated any hostility to the American government." Killpack also said that, as far as he knew, Abdul Hafiz was not facing any outstanding charges in Afghanistan and he was being returned to his homeland to "resume his regular life."

The first public report that a Gitmo detainee released by the Obama administration had returned to the battlefield was posted by the Long War Journal.

As Joscelyn and Roggio reported:

During the more than six years he was held at Guantanamo, Hafiz was repeatedly identified as “a suspect in the murder of an International Red Cross worker in Afghanistan.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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Naivety...........
1 posted on 03/26/2010 8:48:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

When are these IDIOTS EVER GOING TO LEARN!!!


2 posted on 03/26/2010 8:49:27 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Naivete and a desire to see the bad guys (the US in his mind) lose


3 posted on 03/26/2010 8:49:54 AM PDT by relictele (Obama: foolish enough to argue with a dictionary and arrogant enough to think he can win)
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To: Sub-Driver
Can we just rubber stamp "STUPID!" on his head?

On second thought, tatoo the damned thing on his head.

4 posted on 03/26/2010 8:50:26 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Sub-Driver
He never indicated any hostility to the American government.

Yet another example of the problem. This is not a criminal or even traditional war like mentality we are against. He doesn't have any hostility to the American government.

He has hostility to the idea that Islam is not in control of all people all over the world. Americans are just those who are currently standing in the way of Islam.

It's nothing personal and it's nothing that he feels anger or bitterness about. It's just that if Islam is to be in world-wide dominance, then those who oppose the idea will have to die. It's really just that simple.

5 posted on 03/26/2010 8:53:05 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Sub-Driver
Steven Killpack is lucky this isn't Japan. There he'd be expected to kill himself in shame.

Since this is America he's not likely to be stopped from doing that.

I encourage him to drop out of the practice of law first, then do it.

6 posted on 03/26/2010 8:54:17 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Sub-Driver
Naivety...........

No, just another liberal thinking just by making nice to these terrorists they will stop killing us. It is in the Koran - they believe the Koran. There is nothing anyone can do to dissuade them from killing us. There is no Utopia and Kumbaya is so yesterday. Get a clue liberals.

7 posted on 03/26/2010 8:57:05 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Sub-Driver

He probably wants to get captured, so he can go back to Gitmo.


8 posted on 03/26/2010 8:58:53 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: Sub-Driver

Speechless, I cannot believe what is happening to our leadership, how can...arrrh...

So frustrating


9 posted on 03/26/2010 8:59:37 AM PDT by GauchoUSA
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To: Sub-Driver
"Gitmo Lawyer "Completely Shocked" His Terrorist Client Returned to Terrorism"

Click for more like this

10 posted on 03/26/2010 9:01:15 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Northern Yankee

I don’t know how to tatoo.
Would a nail gun and a sign work?


11 posted on 03/26/2010 9:06:55 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Sub-Driver
Killpack also said that, as far as he knew, Abdul Hafiz was not facing any outstanding charges in Afghanistan and he was being returned to his homeland to "resume his regular life."

Yep, and that's exactly what he did. Jihad terrorism IS his normal life.

12 posted on 03/26/2010 9:11:17 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: All

that’s a lie.
He wasn’t “shocked”, rather “pleased”...


13 posted on 03/26/2010 9:12:00 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: IMR 4350
"I don’t know how to tatoo. Would a nail gun and a sign work?

Might be a little messy, I can lend you my wood burning kit though......

14 posted on 03/26/2010 9:13:51 AM PDT by sniper63 (Bang,Bang, Maxwell's Silver hammer........)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah:

Anf if he could, the muzzie would cut off his kafir head right in front of his wife and children with a dull blade.

How could anyone be so F***ing Stupid, unless you were a Demoncrat Congressman?

15 posted on 03/26/2010 9:14:21 AM PDT by North Coast Conservative (Neuter Obama. Take away the House of Representatives.)
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To: Sub-Driver

THIS GUY MAKES MILLIONS AND WENT TO AN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL!

Have a nice day. :)


16 posted on 03/26/2010 9:28:44 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s either naive or just another Leftist trying to protect and embolden the terrorists who is lying through is teeth. I choose the latter.


17 posted on 03/26/2010 9:43:53 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: IMR 4350
LOL...

Unfortunately I don't think there would be anything in the middle to stop the nail.

18 posted on 03/26/2010 9:45:30 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s spelled naivete.

Anyway, how do morons like this think the guy ended up in Gitmo? Do they think he was just wearing his man-dress, happily riding his bicycle down the street and those eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil soldiers snatched him off and dragged him all the way to Cuba?

No.

They captured him, interrogated him in the field, and determined that he wasn’t just a bad guy, he was a *really* bad guy...maybe even a really, really bad guy. He got sent to Gitmo because LOTS of people were REALLY certain that not only was he a really bad guy, but that he could help us find and capture/kill LOTS of other really bad guys.


19 posted on 03/26/2010 9:53:37 AM PDT by Terabitten ("Don't retreat. RELOAD!!" -Sarah Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver

No - lying sack of crap lawyer.

Among US criminals who get caught - it is extremely common for them to return to their life of crime after release. Why would terrorists be any different?

Answer - they aren’t.


20 posted on 03/26/2010 9:53:52 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yet alleged “racist” namecalling against members of Congress gets far more media coverage than this.


21 posted on 03/26/2010 10:13:07 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Sub-Driver

Useful idiots


22 posted on 03/26/2010 10:25:24 AM PDT by mort56
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To: sniper63

I’ve put a brand on many a cow, putting one on an attorney is right up my alley.

I like your style.


23 posted on 03/26/2010 10:28:53 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Northern Yankee

Couple of screw shanks. It’ll hold.
Good enough for legal work.


24 posted on 03/26/2010 10:33:36 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Sub-Driver

well, that is his ‘regular life’...


25 posted on 03/26/2010 11:13:06 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: relictele

“Naivete and a desire to see the bad guys (the US in his mind) lose”

Reminds me of a scene in The Great Dictator where the main character plays carelessly with an inflatable world globe. He pops it, but shows only a brief expression of slight disappointment.


26 posted on 03/26/2010 11:51:43 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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