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Pentagon told lawmakers that it plans to move six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay
Washington Post ^ | 07/17/2014 | By Ernesto Londoņo

Posted on 07/17/2014 7:02:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Pentagon recently notified members of Congress that it intends to transfer six low-level detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Uruguay soon, including a Syrian man who is legally challenging the manner in which the military force-feeds some prisoners, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

The men — four Syrians, a Palestinian and a Tunisian — are among the more than 70 detainees who have long been cleared for release from the U.S. detention facility because they are not deemed an ongoing threat. The move would mark a significant step in the Obama administration’s long-stymied quest to shut down Guantanamo Bay, where 149 inmates remain.

A congressional aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity said key lawmakers were notified about the imminent transfer last Thursday. None has publicly criticized the proposal. By law, the Pentagon must notify members of Congress of its intention to release Guantanamo Bay inmates at least 30 days in advance.

The men’s move to Uruguay would be the first release from the prison since the Obama administration incensed lawmakers in May by freeing five Afghan detainees in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by the Taliban for five years, without notifying them.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gitmo; gitmorelease; pentagon; taliban; taliban5; uruguay
What about our Marine rotting in a Mexican jail? When is he going to be released?

This administration spends more time worrying about Gitmo prisoners than our own soldier...

1 posted on 07/17/2014 7:02:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

From HOTAIR:

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/17/obama-administration-to-release-six-more-gitmo-detainees/

“Uruguay’s outgoing administration has publicly welcomed the six detainees. President José Mujica has said he feels a kinship with the men, having spent years in prison himself during an era of unrest in his country. He also urged Barack Obama and Congress to expedite the transfer rather than have them become “scapegoats in the current bout of U.S. partisan politics.””


2 posted on 07/17/2014 7:03:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

UR U Guay!

3 posted on 07/17/2014 7:05:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

...released and soon to be running ops out of the Hezbollah controlled tri-border region.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 7:07:12 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Feed them to Luis Suarez.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 7:11:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Why Uruguay ?


6 posted on 07/17/2014 7:12:26 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: TADSLOS; SeekAndFind

Exactly - the tri border region is crawling with Islamists. How is Obama getting away with releasing them to a sympathizer, anyway? And on this continent?


7 posted on 07/17/2014 7:15:02 AM PDT by livius
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To: hoosiermama

RE: Why Uruguay ?

See Post #2 above.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 7:23:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonderful!!!

What is the over/under on when these detainees will be crossing the Rio Grande into Texas???


9 posted on 07/17/2014 7:40:31 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

Exactly.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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