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Emptying Gitmo: Government considers freeing another Guantanamo inmate, on heels of Bergdahl swap
foxnews ^ | 6/4/14 | n kalman

Posted on 06/04/2014 12:13:31 PM PDT by bestintxas

As controversy grows over the release of five hardened Taliban detainees in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Obama administration is considering springing yet another prisoner from Guantanamo Bay.

Fouzi Khalid Abdullah al-Awda appeared via a video feed before a review board Wednesday morning in northern Virginia, often smiling as his private counsel Eric Lewis made the case for his release.

Al-Awda has been held prisoner for 12 years. According to Defense Department officials and his official Guantanamo detainee profile, he traveled from his home in Kuwait to Afghanistan just before the 9/11 attacks to train in terrorist camps, and "possibly" fight alongside the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

Al-Awda maintains he only went to Afghanistan for "humanitarian reasons to provide alms for the poor and to teach the Koran."

The deliberations follow the administration's controversial decision to free five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo in exchange for Bergdahl over the weekend. Lawmakers say the former prisoners are high-risk and were among the most sought-after detainees by Taliban leadership. There are now 149 detainees left at Guantanamo, which President Obama has struggled to close since taking office in 2009.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; obama
Obama is finding it easy to bypass Congress to get what it wants.

Who is stopping him?

1 posted on 06/04/2014 12:13:31 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

This shit needs to STOP,PERIOD


2 posted on 06/04/2014 12:14:53 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: bestintxas

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/05/22/Congress-rejects-AUMF-sunset-amendment-war-on-terror-to-continue-Guantanamo-still-open/3121400794485/


3 posted on 06/04/2014 12:15:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bestintxas

who is America’s more dangerous enemies, the taliban or obozo and the current federal govt ?


4 posted on 06/04/2014 12:15:33 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: bestintxas
Let's see if anyone attempts to stop him. The next possible exchange is already being pushed by the msm with this:
5 posted on 06/04/2014 12:18:27 PM PDT by wtd
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To: bestintxas

I guess electing Republicans with principle really does matter because the lesser evils are standing there impotently. And complicitly.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 12:19:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I would have thought the last 5 would have been hired as WH advisors.


7 posted on 06/04/2014 12:19:56 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: morphing libertarian

Who says they weren’t? State has a lot of missing cash.


8 posted on 06/04/2014 12:20:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“I guess electing Republicans with principle really does matter because the lesser evils are standing there impotently. And complicitly.”

Your post prompted me to ensure I send a check to Chris McDaniel today.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 12:20:55 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: bestintxas

Lets hope that people remember this when more Americans die in the future. The blame will be placed squarely on Obama.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 12:20:59 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: bestintxas

He’s freeing another one just to try and make it look like the whole purpose of the Bergdyl trade was to empty Gitmo. He thinks we’re all stupid.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 12:21:05 PM PDT by jersey117 (greta)
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To: bestintxas
Wasn't it Eric Nordstrom, Security Officer in Benghazi who said "For me the Taliban is on the inside of the building" when referring to the White House?

Obamadullah is doing more for the Taliban terrorists than he did for our personnel in Benghazi.

12 posted on 06/04/2014 12:23:59 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: bestintxas

Good. All we have to do is vote for principled people and we fix this. Why is it so hard for people to understand?

There are enough on the right to elect any principled person. Why oh why must we always find excuses to elect our problems?


13 posted on 06/04/2014 12:24:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: bestintxas

I hope nobody is surprised by this.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 12:24:27 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: dhs12345

When more Americans are taken hostage because the U.S. policy is that we now negotiate with terrorists, will Obamadullah get the blame or will the media cover that up too?


15 posted on 06/04/2014 12:26:44 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: bestintxas

He released the most dangerous five. From now on out he can say these people aren’t really dangerous.

The thing is, what are we supposed to do with them? This “war on terrorism” will never be won because we won’t fight it to win. Then again, Obama has more or less already “deemed” it won.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 12:27:28 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: kingattax
Right now it Obozo and his "crew" by a mile.

He is the Manuchurian Islamic Candidate.

17 posted on 06/04/2014 12:28:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: bestintxas

Shouldn’t Bammy spend his summer waterfront vacation in Gitmo this year?


18 posted on 06/04/2014 12:28:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Norm Lenhart

You know how the press has guests attend the SOTU speech. They sit in the mezzanine and he introduces them. These five will be there with their protege.


19 posted on 06/04/2014 12:28:50 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: CGASMIA68

This is what he promised his anti-American base, and it’s what he believes.

He may have gotten a dose of reality when he took office, but now he is beholden to no one.

No way is he going to be held accountable for anything. The “opposition party” is just too scared of his skin color.


20 posted on 06/04/2014 12:29:11 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bestintxas
There are now 149 detainees left at Guantanamo, which President Obama has a troll all to be to close since taking office in 2009.

And we all know one translation of the term- struggle

21 posted on 06/04/2014 12:29:24 PM PDT by mikrofon (Gitmo BUMP)
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To: bestintxas

If there’s no repercussions for his actions, why would ths POS stop?


22 posted on 06/04/2014 12:29:48 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sacajaweau

Let’s start calling “Terrorism” what it really is - Jihad.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 12:30:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bestintxas

The bastard is just trying to get us to revolt, so he can declare Martial Law. If this doesnt work, he’ll just try something else. Which is why he must be physically removed from office, NOW!


24 posted on 06/04/2014 12:30:52 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: jersey117

He is freeing the worst ones so that next year he can say the others are lightweight and should all be cut loose.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 12:31:08 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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I have NO idea how “a troll all” got replaced there ;)


26 posted on 06/04/2014 12:31:36 PM PDT by mikrofon (Gitmo BUMP)
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To: dhs12345

Sadly,,America has already forgotten about the VA horror show.....they’ll forget about this in due time. However, they CAN remember who got kicked off The Survivor Island last season.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 12:31:54 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: bestintxas

I am shocked, shocked I tell ya, that Kuwait has not worked hard get back this fine moral upstanding citizen and deliverer of alms to the poor

I wonder why


28 posted on 06/04/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: bestintxas
Who is stopping him? (Obama)

But.....you don't want it to be a campaign issue? geesh

29 posted on 06/04/2014 12:34:23 PM PDT by grania
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To: bestintxas

How much will this Gitmo release cost in lives lost or taxpayer dollars? The SOB in the White Hut needs to be given A WARNING from someone with authority instead the few talking heads who seem to give a crap. These are TREASONOUS and CRIMINAL ACTS. Who is going to step up and say enough? NO ONE. THAT’S WHO. AND HE KNEW IT SIX YEARS AGO WHEN HE WAS SWORN IN. I absolutely loathe this man and all that he has done to this country.


30 posted on 06/04/2014 12:37:45 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA .... .....WORST.... PRESIDENT......EVER)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I will blame him. And I bet a lot of other Americans will blame him.


31 posted on 06/04/2014 12:39:59 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Old Yeller

Totally agree. I’m so ticked off right now I can hardly see straight.


32 posted on 06/04/2014 12:40:09 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA .... .....WORST.... PRESIDENT......EVER)
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To: Puppage
Good point. But what is worth, I will blame Obama and will a lot of other people.
33 posted on 06/04/2014 12:41:41 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: bestintxas
ever notice when a democrat gets caught lying or betrays the public trust on a mammoth scale? the democrats circle the wagons to first protect the party and then double down by publicly rewarding the individual with all the bells and whistles. that kind of crap is getting so old.
34 posted on 06/04/2014 12:42:52 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: bestintxas

The first release without following the “LAWS” of the land was just a test case. So now he plans on EMPTYING GITMO and no further notification will be required because the LAWS of the United States of America do not apply to the first black President - even when he signed the law. Congress will not cooperate so he has to use his phone and pen all alone to achieve what he promised his looney left base.


35 posted on 06/04/2014 12:43:28 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: bestintxas
Yep...the whole point of this exercise is to close Guantanamo.

Liar in Chief can then say he got socialized medicine, he finished the Iraqi and Afgani wars, he got carbon credits, and he closed Guantanamo.

Disgusting.

36 posted on 06/04/2014 12:44:52 PM PDT by what's up (sun)
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To: bestintxas

I’m afraid Odumsh*t is going to unilaterally empty Gitmo of these goat-humpers before he leaves office, then give himself a presidential pardon.


37 posted on 06/04/2014 12:45:25 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: bestintxas


38 posted on 06/04/2014 12:46:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: bestintxas

Some of the Gitmo boys should be released to work in the White House. I’m sure the Obama brats could use a baby sitter or someone to teach them to recite the Koran just like their father was taught. I bet Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi could also use some office help, a new gardener etc.


39 posted on 06/04/2014 12:47:32 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Old Yeller

Kind of a win-win for him, no?

Either he gets all the radical anti-American stuff implemented without opposition,

or opposition rises up so that he has an excuse to use military force against those who oppose him.


40 posted on 06/04/2014 12:49:07 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bestintxas
Obama is finding it easy to bypass Congress to get what it wants. <
Who is stopping him?

Once an egg sucking dog learns he can steal eggs without getting his chain jerked he will come back and clean out the hen coop.


41 posted on 06/04/2014 12:51:48 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: bestintxas

This man is going to do as much damage as he can from now until he is stopped, assuming that ever even occurs.


42 posted on 06/04/2014 1:01:04 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: chris37

I wouldn’t have as much of a problem with releasing these terrorist murders from GITMO if the politicians were put in there for the rest of their worthless lives.


43 posted on 06/04/2014 1:09:46 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

I think they should be put in together so they could be roomies with their cohorts.


44 posted on 06/04/2014 1:23:32 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: bestintxas

This has been the twice unconstitutionally elected Islamic foreign agents agenda since day one, literally. The first day the twice unconstitutionally elected Islamic foreign agent took office on January 20th 2009, the very first thing he did was try to close down Gitmo. That was his #1 priority above EVERYTHING else. Why? Because he’s a twice unconstitutionally elected Islamic foreign agent. That is his true title because that’s what he really is, but because we have absolutely brain dead morons in both parties, he goes on and on like the Energizer bunny completely unopposed doing what twice unconstitutionally elected Islamic foreign agents do.


45 posted on 06/04/2014 1:40:37 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“When more Americans are taken hostage because the U.S. policy is that we now negotiate with terrorists, will Obamadullah get the blame or will the media cover that up too?”

More bluntly, if any are killed as a consequence, Obama should be impeached, removed from office and tried for treason.


46 posted on 06/04/2014 5:53:01 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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