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  • Obama signs defense bill but blasts Gitmo restrictions

    11/25/2015 1:40:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion annual defense policy bill, even though it includes language that hampers the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison. As a presidential candidate Obama pledged to close the controversial detention facility, but has been thwarted repeatedly by Congress, which opposes transferring detainees to the mainland United States. In a rare move, the president issued a signed statement blasting provisions in the bill intended to block the president from moving Guantanamo Bay prisoners to facilities within the U.S. "I am, however, deeply disappointed that the Congress has again failed to take productive action...
  • Republicans raise legal questions ahead of Gitmo order

    11/23/2015 1:12:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    House Republicans who have served in the military are urging the Joint Chiefs of Staff to seek legal guidance before following any orders from the President Obama to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States In letter Monday, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan) and 15 of his veteran colleagues, told the Joint Chiefs to seek appropriate legal advice, prior to executing any order from the president. "It is of great concern to us that President Obama may be considering ordering a transfer of detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay to the United States via executive order," their letter said....
  • Two Days After Paris Attack Obama Administration Transfers Five GITMO Detainees To The UAE

    11/17/2015 1:15:40 PM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Two weeks ago, White House National Security adviser Susan Rice said during an interview that officials in the Obama administration would "die trying" to close Guantanamo Bay prison, something President Obama promised to do during his 2008 presidential campaign. Last summer we saw the exchange of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl (someone Rice said served with "honor and distinction") for five top Taliban commanders. Now, just two days after ISIS carried out the worst terror attack in France since World War II, the Obama administration has transferred five more detainees to the United Arab Emirates.
  • Two Days After Paris Attack Obama Administration Transfers Five GITMO Detainees To The UAE

    11/16/2015 8:31:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Two weeks ago, White House National Security adviser Susan Rice said during an interview that officials in the Obama administration would "die trying" to close Guantanamo Bay prison, something President Obama promised to do during his 2008 presidential campaign. Last summer we saw the exchange of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl (someone Rice said served with "honor and distinction") for five top Taliban commanders. Now, just two days after ISIS carried out the worst terror attack in France since World War II, the Obama administration has transferred five more detainees to the United Arab Emirates.The Department of Defense announced late Sunday...
  • While you were sleeping: Obama transfers 5 Gitmo detainees to UAE

    11/16/2015 6:51:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/16/2015 | Rick Moran
    There are times I think Obama does this sort of thing because he knows we'll go ballistic. Late Sunday night (!), the Pentagon announced that 5 Guantanamo detainees were being transferred to the United Arab Emirates. This, despite the fact that today, the president will sign the Defense Reauthorization Act, which contains specific language that would restrict such transfers. The Hill: The Pentagon announced Sunday evening that it has transferred five Guantánamo detainees to the United Arab Emirates, just ahead of President Obama signing a defense bill that would place restrictions on moving prisoners from the facility. "The United States is grateful...
  • Pentagon transfers 5 Gitmo detainees to United Arab Emirates

    11/15/2015 6:09:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/15
    The Department of Defense announced late Sunday that five detainees at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have been released and sent to the United Arab Emirates.The transfer of Ali Ahmad Muhammad al-Razihi, Khalid Abd-al-Jabbar Muhammad Uthman al-Qadasi, Adil Said al-Hajj Ubayd al-Busays, Sulayman Awad Bin Uqayl al-Nahdi, and Fahmi Salem Said al-Asani, came after a “comprehensive review” by the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force, according to the Pentagon.The Pentagon said the five Yemeni men were accepted for resettlement in the Persian Gulf nation after U.S. authorities determined they no longer posed a threat.
  • Senate passes new defense bill with blocks on Gitmo transfers, 91-3 [Get Ready for Veto]

    11/10/2015 5:36:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    For the past week, the White House has been talking about its first-day promise to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay — on the last day, if need be, of Barack Obama’s presidency. And it might take that long, too, because Congress has overwhelmingly passed a new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund the military that extends a prohibition on transfers from Gitmo. Obama isn’t likely to issue a veto, either: The Senate voted 91-3 on the $607-billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which lays out broad defense policy requirements and restrictions.Obama vetoed the original bill largely...
  • Congress passes defense policy bill that keeps Guantanamo open

    11/10/2015 10:09:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama's plans to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay took another hit Tuesday as Congress passed the annual defense policy bill that keeps in place a ban on shipping any of the terrorist suspects to the U.S. Mr. Obama has repeatedly objected to the ban and earlier this year vetoed another version of the bill -- but this new version passed the Senate on a 91-3 vote Tuesday, and cleared the House on a 370-58 vote, signaling that he'd have a tough time getting Congress to back him up should be try to veto this one. The move...
  • Battle over GuantĂĄnamo set to erupt: Obama threatens closure of Gitmo via Executive Action

    11/08/2015 10:17:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2015 | By Jordain Carney
    President Obama is on a collision course with congressional Republicans over the GuantĂĄnamo Bay detention facility, with increasing chatter in Washington that he might seek to close the prison through executive action. The administration is expected to hand over a plan to Congress for shuttering the Cuban prison, in an attempt to fulfill a long-standing campaign pledge before Obama leaves office. But even as Obama seeks cooperation from Congress, White House press secretary Josh Earnest has refused to rule out unilateral action to close the prison camp. Earnest on Friday said Obama "certainly wouldn't take off the table the ability...
  • House passes defense bill that restricts Gitmo closure

    11/05/2015 10:28:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 5, 2015 | AP
    The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a revised $607 billion defense policy bill that restricts President Barack Obama's efforts to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The vote was 370-58. The measure was revised to align with the budget agreement the president signed into law on Monday. The White House said Wednesday Obama remains opposed to provisions hampering his ability to transfer the 112 detainees out of Guantanamo and move them either to other countries or the United States. Spokesman Josh Earnest said there was no veto threat but that the president still must review the bill. Obama...
  • Keep Guantanamo Open — the Arguments for Closing It Don’t Add Up

    11/04/2015 7:33:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/04/2015 | Senator Tim Scott
    I recently had the opportunity to travel to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base to review the detention facilities housing some of the world's most dangerous terrorists, as well as to meet the brave Americans guarding them every day. On the heels of the president's using Guantanamo as a major reason to veto the National Defense Authorization Act and continue his push to transfer these dangerous terrorists to domestic soil, this trip took on an added level of importance. After visiting, it is clearer than ever to me that Guantanamo is the best place on earth to keep these terrorists....
  • Obama Squeezes Republicans' Throats On Defense Spending

    10/07/2015 2:20:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the Obama administration announced that President Obama would veto a defense authorization bill if it did not close down Guantanamo Bay. White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained that the House funding bill would be vetoed “principally because…of the irresponsible way that it funds our national defense priorities, but also because of the efforts to prevent the closure [of] the prison at Guantanamo Bay.” He added that Democrats would sustain Obama’s veto, and defense authorization would die.
  • Al-Qaeda chief commits suicide in Libyan prison, report says

    05/11/2009 11:54:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 31 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/11/2009 | Duncan Gardham
    Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, whose real name was Ali Mohammed al-Fakheri, 46, took his own life in his prison cell, according to the Libyan newspaper Oea. Information gained from the interrogation of al-Libi was cited on several occasions by the Bush administration as justification for the war in Iraq. He told his CIA interrogators that al-Qaeda had sent two men to Iraq to seek training in chemical and biological weapons in December 2000. Classified documents added that the men did not return, so al-Libi did not know whether the training took place, and that, in any case, he was probably "intentionally...
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks

    01/23/2012 6:42:19 PM PST · by oldernittany · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    Kiriakou, 47, was a source for stories by The New York Times and other news organizations in 2008 and 2009 about some of the agency’s most sensitive operations after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ......... that the information Kiriakou supplied to journalists ... enabling defense attorneys there to obtain photographs of CIA operatives suspected of being involved in harsh interrogations. Some of the pictures were subsequently discovered in the cells of high-value detainees.
  • While Your Attention was Focused on the Pope, Obama Did This

    09/27/2015 5:35:09 PM PDT · by Gritty · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | September 25, 2015 | Tim Brown
    While the US Congress welcomed the socialist Pope Francis to speak before them, the Obama administration was quietly betraying the American people (again) and acting treasonously against the US Constitution. Mad World News reports: The Pope has been rubbing elbows with American leaders, schmoozing with Washington’s elite, and espousing traditionally liberal talking points during highly politicized speeches, which has kept the media plenty busy covering his every move. As this has been happening, the Obama administration quietly released a man named Abdul Shalabi without anybody taking notice, until now. Shalabi was being held at the infamous Guantanamo Bay detention...
  • Breaking: Obama Releases 20th 9-11 Hijacker From Gitmo

    09/25/2015 3:06:34 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/25/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama released Osama Bin Laden’s bodyguard this week from Gitmo. Abdul Rahman Shalabi was trained as the 20th hijacker in the 9-11 attacks. 20th hijacker shalabi Obama released Shalabi to Saudi Arabia this week. Shalabi was released from Gitmo on September 21, 2015. Investor’s Business Daily reported, via Pamela Geller: “ How much does President Obama still want the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison shuttered? He just released the man trained to be the 20th hijacker for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. In May, 2008, Rear Adm. David M. Thomas, then-commander of the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, sent...
  • Obama frees suspected bodyguard of Osama bin Laden from Guantanamo

    09/23/2015 8:14:25 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/23/2015 | Miami Herald
    The military freed one of Guantánamo's most determined hunger strikers to Saudi Arabia Tuesday, a former "forever prisoner" brought here the day Camp X-Ray opened as a suspected bodyguard of Osama bin Laden. The release, to a Saudi jet on this base's air strip, left the prison camp population at 114. Now, 52 of the captives are cleared for release to special security agreements with other countries. Saudi Abdul Rahman Shalabi, 39, was repatriated less than a week after the United States sent a Moroccan home restrained inside a U.S. military cargo plane. The Saudis, however, have a longstanding special...
  • Guantánamo frees Saudi; prison now holds 114 captives ("worst of worst")

    09/22/2015 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 22, 2015 | By Carol Rosenberg
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba The military released one of Guantánamo’s most determined hunger strikers to Saudi Arabia Tuesday, decreasing the prison camp population to 114. Abdul Rahman Shalabi, 39, once held as a “forever prisoner,” was repatriated less than a week after the United States sent a Moroccan home. Typical of past deals, Saudi Arabia sent a jet to pick him up. U.S. forces brought Shalabi to the U.S. Navy base in Cuba on Jan. 11, 2002, the day Camp X-Ray opened, and held him as Detainee 42. He has never been charged with a crime at Guantánamo. His...
  • Pentagon announces transfer of Guantanamo detainee to Saudi Arabia

    09/22/2015 4:16:59 PM PDT · by keat · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:56pm EDT | Will Dunhm
    The United States said on Tuesday it had transferred Abdul Shalabi, a longtime hunger striker at the Guantanamo Bay prison and described as a bodyguard for former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, to his home country of Saudi Arabia. His departure after more than 13-1/2 years at the Guantanamo facility leaves 114 detainees at the U.S. naval base in Cuba, the Pentagon said in a statement. The U.S. Defense Department has described the 39-year-old Shalabi as a member of al Qaeda and a longtime bodyguard for bin Laden, who received "specialized close combat training for his role as a...
  • Ex-Army chaplain cleared in Gitmo spy case is Obama delegate

    05/20/2008 9:54:54 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 26 replies · 507+ views
    A former Army Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who was cleared of spy accusations is now a Democratic National Convention delegate pledged to Sen. Barack Obama. Former Capt. James J. Yee was among the delegates who were elected by precinct representatives Saturday at the party's 9th Congressional District convention at North Thurston High School. Others chosen at the gathering were Zach Smith, a former supporter of ex-Sen. John Edwards who is now pledged to Clinton, and Natalie Stevens, an alternate pledged to Obama. Yee, a West Point graduate, was accused in 2003 of being part of a spy ring...
  • DOD Sec. Says Gitmo Terrorists Need Indefinite Lockup as Obama Tries Closing Prison

    09/04/2015 11:39:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 4, 2015
    While President Obama works to deliver on his longtime promise to close the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba his Defense Secretary offers a jolt of reality; around half of the detainees—the world’s most dangerous terrorists—need to be locked up “indefinitely.” So what are the commander-in-chief’s plans for the radical Islamic jihadists currently incarcerated in the top-security compound at the U.S. Naval base in southeast Cuba? The all-star terrorist roster includes 9/11 masterminds Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi as well as Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the Al-Qaeda terrorist charged...
  • Trump Says Bowe Bergdahl Is A "Traitor," MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Cuts In And Corrects Him

    Trump Says Bowe Bergdahl Is A "Traitor," MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Cuts In And Corrects Him GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump reminds us about deserter Bowe Bergdahl, who the president traded for several prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC: Just so we're clear here, Sergeant Bergdahl is not being prosecuted for treason, he is prosecuted for desertion. The Army prosecutor is planning on presenting no evidence that six people died in looking for Sergeant Bergdahl.
  • Influential people worldwide wrote Clinton on her personal email address

    08/14/2015 8:38:27 PM PDT · by Mariner · 22 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | August 14th, 2015 | By Anita Kumar and Corinne Kennedy
    WASHINGTON Some 90 people, including lobbyists for foreign governments, lawmakers, top Obama aides and State Department employees, communicated directly with Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state using her personal email address, according to a McClatchy review of thousands of her recently released emails. Many people said they were surprised when it was revealed in the spring that Clinton relied on a private email account on a private server in her Chappaqua, N.Y., home to conduct official business during her four years as Obama’s secretary of state. But the review of emails shows influential people in Washington and...
  • DoD teams surveying US military sites for potential Gitmo transfers, lawmakers vow fight

    08/14/2015 2:04:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The Department of Defense notified lawmakers Friday that teams will visit two military installations in the United States — Fort Leavenworth in Kansas and the Naval Brig in Charleston, S.C. — to conduct “site surveys” looking into transferring a “limited number” of Guantanamo detainees, Pentagon and Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The move, coming on the same day Secretary of State John Kerry marked the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, has already triggered a backlash on Capitol Hill. But, despite existing congressional restrictions on moving the detainees to U.S. soil, the notice itself suggests officials are wasting...
  • No Means No: Keep Gitmo Jihadists Out of U.S.A.

    08/12/2015 2:46:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Get off that late-summer snooze button, America. The Obama administration is plotting to break a major promise made under oath -- and jeopardize our nation in the name of social justice. This week, top White House officials floated renewed plans to close down Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Pentagon and Justice Department bureaucrats have been powwowing over how to shutter the facility and import up to hundreds of detained jihad suspects into the U.S. It's a longtime legacy promise President Obama wants to fulfill to progressives before he rides off permanently to Martha's Vineyard and Hawaii's lushest golf courses. There's one...
  • White House suggests welching on promise not to bring Gitmo detainees to Illinois prison

    08/11/2015 6:21:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Then quickly backs down when called on it. One of the worst promises Barack Obama ever made - and that’s saying something - continues to vex him and his administration because of the political and logistical nightmares involved with carrying it out. Thank God for small favors. So despite an executive order he signed on the first day of his presidency, the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay remains in operation, and the administration continues to stumble in its pursuit of a way to close it down. Let’s just say this up front: Guantanamo should never close. The establishment of the...
  • Just like old times: Secretary of Defense defying Obama on Gitmo releases?

    08/10/2015 11:45:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The Pentagon insists that Ashton Carter supports Barack Obama’s goal to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Earlier today, the Defense Department’s spokesman announced that the military had a plan at the ready for that purpose, and only needed some additional signatures to forward it to Congress. “The Secretary and this department continue to support the president’s goal of closing Guantanamo Bay, and we’re working to make a plan that will do that,” Navy Captain Jeff Davis announced.The Daily Beast’s Nancy Youssef hears something different from the White House. According to their sources, Carter has delayed approving additional...
  • US Navy investigates health concerns near Guantanamo court

    07/29/2015 5:56:00 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | July, 29, 2015 | AP
    MEXICO CITY – A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said Tuesday.
  • Kuwaiti Officials in U.S. to Help Free Gitmo Captive Denied Release by Obama’s Parole Board

    07/28/2015 2:03:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 28, 2015
    Will the U.S. cave into an Arab nation’s pressure—witnessed firsthand by Judicial Watch—to release a senior Al Qaeda operative and Osama bin Laden advisor who has already been refused discharge by President Obama’s special Guantanamo parole board? The terrorist is a Kuwaiti national named Faez Mohammed Ahmed al-Kandari and he’s been a prisoner at the U.S. military compound in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. His Department of Defense (DOD) file says he has a history of participating in violent militant Islamic activities, poses a high-risk threat to the United States, has numerous connections to senior Al Qaeda members and was...
  • U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

    07/27/2015 7:31:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2015 | By David Rohde
    NEW YORK--The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there. At least seven civilians and military members who worked on detainee trials at Guantanamo Bay have been diagnosed with cancer, according to the complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Defense Department’s Office of the Inspector General. The complaint calls on American military officials to remove personnel from court facilities on the base and test them and the base...
  • Obama has a controversial new plan for closing Guantanamo

    07/27/2015 3:25:05 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 27 2015 | Matt Spetalnick
    A plan being drafted for closing the Guantanamo military prison will call for the transfer to US prisons of possibly dozens of inmates deemed too dangerous to release, President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser said, setting up a fight with congressional opponents. Outlining the White House proposal that will soon be sent to Congress, Lisa Monaco, one of Obama's top national-security aides, told the Aspen Security Conference on Saturday that the US would step up the transfers of 52 detainees cleared for resettlement in other countries. The plan calls for the rest of the inmates at the US naval base in...
  • Obama aide: Under new Gitmo plan, some detainees would be sent to U.S.

    07/25/2015 5:21:00 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Yahoo! Politics ^ | July 25, 2015 | By Michael Isikoff
    President Obama’s top counterterrorism advisor said today the White House is about to launch a new effort to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, citing escalating costs that is forcing the U.S. government to spend $3 million a year to house and care each of the 116 remaining detainees. Speaking at the Aspen Security Conference, deputy national security advisor Lisa Monaco said the White House is drafting a plan to close the prison that it will present shortly to Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Among its details: stepping up transfers of 52 detainees who...
  • Video: Belgian police arrest two former Gitmo detainees for AQ recruitment

    07/25/2015 2:32:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Quelle surprise? Mais, non. The recidivism rate among former detainees at Guantanamo Bay’s prison is rather high — at least 25-30%, and that’s the cases we’re able to track. The CNN report on the arrest of two former detainees in Belgium has two more interesting angles to it, however: Two former detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba were arrested by Belgian police in a counterterrorism operation targeting a recruiting network for al Qaeda in Syria. They were arrested Wednesday night along with three others as they were about to break into a house to raise funds in the...
  • Belgium arrests two ex-Guantanamo inmates on jihad terrorism charges

    07/24/2015 4:32:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 7/24/15 | Robert Spencer
    Gitmo recidivism shouldn’t surprise anyone. Absolutely nothing was done at Guantanamo to disabuse the inmates of their jihadist beliefs. On the contrary, the Qur’an was treated with the utmost respect by the Infidel guards, who didn’t even defile it with their Infidel hands, but handled it only with gloves. That and more only reinforced the Islamic supremacist core beliefs of the prisoners, when they should have been confronted and challenged. “Belgium arrests two ex-Guantanamo inmates on terrorism charges,” by Robin Emmott, Reuters, July 24, 2015: Belgium has arrested two former detainees of Guantanamo prison on charges of terrorism, saying the...
  • Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison in the Works

    07/23/2015 6:35:28 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | July 22, 2015 | By Maya Rhodan
    The Obama Administration is drafting a plan to finally close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Wednesday, racing against the clock to fulfill a long-delayed promise by President Obama before his time in office runs out. “The Administration is in the final stages of drafting a plan to safely and responsibly close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and to present that plan to Congress,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday. Earnest said closing the prison is in the national security interest of the United States. One of Obama’s first moves as President was to pledge...
  • White House In ‘Final Stages’ Of Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay

    07/23/2015 6:50:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    fox news ^ | 7-22-2015 | Charlie Spiering, Breitbart
    President Obama is in the final stages of drafting a plan to close Guantanamo Bay, confirmed White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to reporters this afternoon. Obama plans to present the plan to Congress in the coming days, Earnest added, calling it a priority for Obama as he prepares to leave office. Earnest lectured that Republican members of Congress who block efforts to close the prison were on the wrong side of the debate, arguing that “closing the prison is actually in the national security interests of the United States.”
  • White House ‘in final stages’ of crafting plan to close Gitmo

    07/22/2015 12:11:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    The White House is in the “final stages of drafting a plan” to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, officials said Wednesday. President Obama has made closing the facility a top priority since his early days in office, but he has encountered resistance on Capitol Hill and still faces the thorny question of what to do with terrorist prisoners who cannot be transferred and cannot be brought to trial in U.S. courts.

    07/02/2015 1:50:22 PM PDT · by Will88 · 99 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Frances Martel
    While President Obama described the embassy as “not merely symbolic” and a move representing the liberation of the American people from “the past” in a speech this morning, the Cuban government issued a statement refusing to reestablish full diplomatic relations with the United States until America gifted the territory of Guantánamo Bay to Cuba and ceased broadcasting radio and television news reports into the island, which constitute the only way many Cubans have of receiving trustworthy international news.
  • Defense secretary 'not confident' Guantanamo will be closed

    06/23/2015 6:16:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2015 | By Kristina Wong
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter cast doubt Tuesday on whether the Guantanamo Bay detention facility can be closed before President Obama leaves office. "I'm not confident, but I am hopeful," Carter said in an exclusive interview with CBS News. The closure of the U.S. military prison in Cuba was a campaign promise Obama made in 2008, but Congress has imposed restrictions on detainee releases through annual defense policy bills. Carter said earlier this month he was working on a proposal to send to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Armed Services Committee. McCain has said he is willing to work...
  • Obama Frees High Level Al Qaeda Terrorist Who Wrote Osama Bin Ladin’s Fatwas

    06/17/2015 7:58:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/17/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    [1]Among the latest six Jihadis freed by Obama from Gitmo as part of his mission is Saad Masir Mukbl al Azani.There are obvious reasons for freeing Saad1. He was identified as a high level Al Qaeda member by other captured terrorists.2. He issued fatwas while allegedly sitting on the fatwa committee with Osama bin Laden’s religious advisor. That may sound non-violent to the religion of peace types, but it meant he was providing the rationale for terrorist attacks.3. He helped indoctrinate Al Qaeda terrorists by teaching them the Koran.I’m sure that being loose he will in no way go...
  • Obama Gives Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Cards To Osama's Bodyguards

    06/15/2015 5:21:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    War On Terror: Rushing to empty Gitmo, President Obama has freed three bin Laden bodyguards, ignoring warnings they'd rejoin al-Qaida. Given high recidivism rates of already released inmates, what could go wrong? Chances are that the terrorists will return to the battlefield or carry out other acts of terror against the U.S. Obama's own intelligence czar has documented that nearly 30% of prisoners transferred from the Cuban prison have been confirmed or suspected of having re-engaged in terrorist activities.
  • U.S. sends six Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman for resettlement

    06/13/2015 8:24:15 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 9 replies
    Six Yemenis held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo have been flown to Oman for resettlement.
  • Rand Paul's Off GOP Message Again, This Time on Gitmo

    06/08/2015 10:37:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 8, 2015 | Alex Rogers
    If a Republican wins the White House, the military prison at Guantanamo Bay will almost surely be kept open for the foreseeable future. That is, unless Rand Paul nabs the GOP nomination. Yet again, the senator from Kentucky has scouted out a position on a national-security issue that makes him an outlier, at least among senators running for president. That was clear Monday after Marco Rubio introduced two amendments that would extend the use of the prison: one to prohibit funding to programs that would help close the facility, and another that sets a series of tough ground rules before...
  • Ex-Guantanamo Bay Detainee From Tunisia Weds Uruguayan

    06/05/2015 8:20:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    AP ^ | June 5, 2015 | LEONARDO HABERKORN
    Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi looked out his apartment window Friday and smiled as he showed off his wedding ring to a handful of cheering onlookers below. The 50-year-old Tunisian married Roma Blanco, a 24-year-old Uruguayan who converted to Islam. The union was the first of two weddings being organized by men resettled in the South American country.
  • FOX NEWS: Obama admin tried to ‘recruit’ Taliban Five, but failed miserably

    06/05/2015 9:26:32 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 5 2015 | The Right Scoop
    Fox News is reporting that the Obama administration actually tried to recruit the Taliban Five, the Gitmo detainees who were released to Qatar by Obama in exchange for the traitor Bo Bergdahl. They wanted to get these Islamo-Nazis on our side in hopes of getting intel from them as well as a way of keeping up with them or something. But that effort failed miserably, according to Fox News. They had to know this wouldn’t work. Honestly, this just sounds like the Obama administration trying to save a little face because they shouldn’t have released them in the first place....
  • Qatar extends travel bans on ex-Gitmo detainees traded for Bergdahl as talks with US continue

    05/31/2015 3:12:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/31/15 | Associated Propaganda
    WASHINGTON – Qatar has agreed to temporarily extend travel bans on five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday. The official said the ban would remain in place until diplomatic talks for a longer-term solution are completed. The restrictions had been due to expire on Monday under a May 2014 exchange for Bergdahl. U.S. officials said Friday the Obama administration was closing in on an agreement with Qatar to extend the restrictions for six months that could be announced this weekend....
  • Virginia Honors 9/11 Mosque

    03/17/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Political Correctness: The only thing more revolting than building a mosque next to the World Trade Center would be honoring the mosque that helped the 9/11 hijackers. Yet that's just what Virginia has done. Outrageously, the Virginia state legislature has passed a Democrat-sponsored resolution "commending" the notorious 9/11 mosque — Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center — "as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for the" center. The Saudi Embassy-funded, Muslim Brotherhood-owned mosque is universally known by federal and local law enforcement — and even the media — as a turnstile for terrorists. Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan once worshipped...
  • Obama Slides Taliban Lawyer Into Top Spot At Justice Department

    09/20/2012 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Sept. 19, 2012
    A lawyer who came to prominence for his full-throated defense of a subsequently convicted terrorist was quietly promoted to the No. 3 slot at the Department of Justice last month, a post that puts him in charge of the administration’s policy regarding Guantanamo Bay detainees. The move has raised red flags on Capitol Hill and elsewhere among national security stalwarts who argue that the promotion could imperil the country’s longstanding war on terrorism.
  • Sen. Cruz receives bipartisan support for NDAA amendments

    05/15/2015 4:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Pearland Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 | Office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauds the passage of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday after a week of debate and consideration by both parties. Sen. Cruz introduced or cosponsored more than a dozen amendments that were successfully adopted by the committee. “Congress’ first priority is to provide for the national defense and ensure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have everything they need to defend our freedom,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am grateful for the committee’s support for my amendments, including measures that will ensure...
  • Republicans offer Obama path to close Guantanamo before leaving office [Led by John McCain]

    05/15/2015 7:59:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/15/2015 | By Jacqueline Klimas
    Senate Republicans are offering the president a path in the annual defense policy bill to make good on a campaign promise and close Guantanamo Bay before leaving office. The Senate Armed Services Committee passed the $612 billion bill with a bipartisan 22-4 vote on Thursday. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of the committee, said the bill includes reforms of acquisition, retirement and personnel issues as well as a proposal to close the military prison in Cuba. The bill would require the administration to provide Congress a comprehensive plan on how to close Guantanamo Bay that would need to...