Skip to comments.Bin Laden's Ex-Bodyguard Cleared for Release From Guantanamo
Posted on 01/13/2014 6:27:40 PM PST by kristinn
A former bodyguard for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the first in a series of review hearings that the Obama administration is holding to speed up the eventual closure of the U.S. military prison for terrorist detainees, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
Mahmoud Abd Al Aziz Al Mujahid, who allegedly underwent militant training at a secret camp in Afghanistan, is no longer a "significant threat" to the United States and is eligible for transfer from the prison at some point, the review board members decided.
He has been a captive at Guantanamo since his arrest near Afghanistan's Tora Bora mountains when U.S. troops were closing in on a Bin Laden hideout not long after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. At one time, he was considered a "high risk" Al Qaeda fighter and "a committed jihadist." Bin Laden was killed in a U.S. military raid in 2011.
The review board hearing for Mujahid, a 33-year-old Yemeni, was conducted behind closed doors last fall under a 2011 directive by President Obama to facilitate releases at Guantanamo. The Pentagon held it in secret to test how the process would work.
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I’m all for his release. In Times Square.
Actually no, those geniuses would probably elect him to something.
Chicago’s Mayor Daley just gave his wife an airport that he turned into a park for her. Obama’s one upping him.
He will be a dead man walking to meet Allah in a short time.
The Al Qaeda leaders still alive, know that Benny Laden would still be alive if this man hadn’t told our people in Gitmo, where Benny was hiding.
He will be scavenger tidbits, very soon.