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U.S. names 55 Gitmo prisoners cleared to go
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Posted on 09/21/2012 2:22:04 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

U.S. names 55 Gitmo prisoners cleared to go

By JOSH GERSTEIN | 9/21/12 1:44 PM EDT

The U.S. Government has for the first time issued a public list of Guantanamo prisoners cleared for release or transfer, but who remain at the island prison because of difficulties finding a country willing to take them or because of concerns about sending them to their home countries.

The list (posted here) was filed in a series of federal court cases Friday morning and includes the names and serial numbers of 55 detainees. That's almost exactly one-third of the 167 men currently imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay.

A significant number of the men are believed to be Yemeni. President Barack Obama suspended further transfers to Yemen in January 2010 over concerns that some prisoners sent their for further detention had escaped.

Since 2009, the U.S. Government has kept under wraps the list of detainees approved for release. In a court filing back then (posted here), the State Department's envoy for Guantanamo, Ambassador Daniel Fried, cited a need to coordinate diplomatic efforts to resettle the war-on-terror prisoners.

However, in the new court filings Friday, Justice Department lawyers said that need no longer merited keeping the list secret. They didn't quite concede that the resettlement process has stalled, but that was the implication. Congress has also greatly complicated releases from Guantanamo with a series of legislative measures attached to budget bills that Obama signed into law.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gitmo; gitmolist; gitmonames; holderspeople; terrorism
Timing?
1 posted on 09/21/2012 2:22:08 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Were the 55 inside the shuttle today as it went through California maybe getting thrown one at a time out a door while being flown around?
That would have probably been the most proper end to some of those Gitmo gems.


2 posted on 09/21/2012 2:24:46 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Sub-Driver
U.S. names 55 Gitmo prisoners cleared to go By JOSH GERSTEIN | 9/21/12 1:44 PM EDT The U.S. Government has for the first time issued a public list of Guantanamo prisoners cleared for release or transfer, but who remain at the island prison because of difficulties finding a country willing to take them or because of concerns about sending them to their home countries.

Folks, this instantly makes them too dangerous to release.

They ARE NOT fit to release, and this information makes that blatantly clear.

3 posted on 09/21/2012 2:24:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The timing couldn’t be worse. We just had a ex-detainee participate in a terrorist operation.

Now Obama wants fifty-five more of those folks on the street.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 2:26:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is a sure way to create a whole new block of al Qaeda donors and voters for Obama.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 2:26:59 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Timing?

It's like laughing in our faces regarding the death of an American Ambassador, possibly at the hands of a similarly released animal. I also fully expect Omuslim to thumb his nose at everybody & release the Blind Sheik over all objections.

6 posted on 09/21/2012 2:29:03 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Sub-Driver

Great way to teach them a lesson. You kill our ambassador, we release your fellow terrorists.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 2:29:26 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Nachum

Ping


8 posted on 09/21/2012 2:30:08 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: MissMagnolia; Sub-Driver

I’m sure he’s going to release the Blind Sheik.

But the question is why he is doing this.

Is he (a) superconfident of his reelection, knowing that whatever he does, people are ignorant and are not going to vote against him and he’s a sure thing?

Or is he (b) pretty sure he won’t be reelected, and just trying to get his licks in now?

In either case, expect the Blind Sheik and a whole lot of others to be released soon.


9 posted on 09/21/2012 2:33:57 PM PDT by livius
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To: Sub-Driver

This takes my hatred of the Zeeb up a notch.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 2:42:02 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Sub-Driver

Are they giving them rifles and ammunition to take with them?


11 posted on 09/21/2012 2:45:11 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another name for national suicide.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 2:49:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Sub-Driver

“...difficulties finding a country willing to take them...”

Okay. I declare myself a sovereign country; will accept all 55 of them; will execute them immediately after arrival. Declare war on me, America (”Mouse That Roared”), defeat me, send me millions/billions in war reparations.

Ready for the next shipment. Lather, rinse, repeat, as necessary with all terrorists.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 2:51:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Friday afternoon document dump


14 posted on 09/21/2012 2:51:21 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah...no place to go?

Give it time the caliphate is coming...and the Muslim Brotherhood is calling their faithful home to war...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2934562/posts


15 posted on 09/21/2012 2:53:14 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

” The U.S. Government has for the first time issued a public list of Guantanamo prisoners cleared for release or transfer, but who remain at the island prison because of difficulties finding a country willing to take them “

How bout this ? If nobody will take them, they shouldn’t be released.


16 posted on 09/21/2012 2:54:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Adopt-a-Jihadi.gov


17 posted on 09/21/2012 2:55:54 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s importing Muslims like there is no tomorrow, plus he has the border with Mexico wide open. He should just put a welcome mat out in Texas.


18 posted on 09/21/2012 2:56:06 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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Thanks Sub-Driver.


19 posted on 09/21/2012 3:08:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Secret deal?


20 posted on 09/21/2012 3:22:39 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Sub-Driver

Other nations know they should not be released but our gov doesn’t know it?

Gee! Why am I not surprised?


21 posted on 09/21/2012 3:26:46 PM PDT by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver

Antarctica will take them...

RLTW


22 posted on 09/21/2012 4:30:36 PM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: Sub-Driver
We would be smarter to feed them to a wood chipper and just say we released them or take them halfway and let them swim the rest of the way on their own.

Terrorists will use American laws and kindness to their benefit and it works against us every time. We never learn.

23 posted on 09/21/2012 4:50:48 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: livius

Hitler wanted to flood the subway tunnels, killing Germans.


24 posted on 09/21/2012 7:09:13 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: Sub-Driver; mickie
They'll find no jobs when they're back in whatever rathole they get sent to....so they'll join the first rag tag "army" that will give them three squares and a portable tent.

Next thing you know, they'll show up with grenades at a theater near you.

Leni

25 posted on 09/21/2012 7:21:08 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Sub-Driver

Yea, this will REALLY show the Islamists that Obozo is serious about the WOT.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 7:44:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Holder is an old hand at freeing communist terrorists (Weathermen and FALN), so why shouldn’t the Obama regime continue this practice in a time of war?

Hell, we can always get another Ambassador while Obama parties with JZ and Beyonce.

Our military has been emasculated and is betraying our troops, led by milktoast Leon Panetta, Gen. Dempsey, and National Security advisor Brennan (the worst of the lot).


27 posted on 09/21/2012 10:05:01 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: DoughtyOne
"The timing couldn’t be worse. We just had a ex-detainee participate in a terrorist operation.

Now Obama wants fifty-five more of those folks on the street."

That should be a Romney ad -- but probably will not be.

28 posted on 09/21/2012 10:57:24 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Sub-Driver

They’re good to go.

Put them in a dingy and set em loose in international waters...


29 posted on 09/22/2012 3:19:40 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Exactly. Their own nations don’t want them. Other nations don’t want them. Why?

Duh....

This guy doesn’t care if they harm our people again.


30 posted on 09/22/2012 10:15:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

BTW, the add idea is stellar. I agree with you that Romney wouldn’t run it.


31 posted on 09/22/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just found this on MEMRI, thought you’d find it of interest:
Interview given on 9/15/12: They are proposing a 10 year Hudna.

“Also in the interview, Al-Zawahiri demanded that the U.S. end its occupation of the Muslim lands and its interference in their school curricula, and that it release the jihadis held its prisons.”

One point on the hudna:

6. All captives, prisoners, detainees, and hostages on both sides will be freed; pursuit and surveillance [of all Islamic elements] will be stopped; all those detained in the West and the U.S., or by the rulers and regimes that are their allies, and by the regimes that rule the lands of the Muslims and persecute the Muslims, will be freed.

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6684.htm


32 posted on 09/22/2012 12:22:45 PM PDT by HollyB
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