Skip to comments.Pentagon told lawmakers that it plans to move six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay
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 administrations 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 mens 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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This administration spends more time worrying about Gitmo prisoners than our own soldier...
“Uruguays 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.”
UR U Guay!
...released and soon to be running ops out of the Hezbollah controlled tri-border region.
Why Uruguay ?
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?
RE: Why Uruguay ?
See Post #2 above.
What is the over/under on when these detainees will be crossing the Rio Grande into Texas???