Skip to comments.Pentagon finding ways to thwart prisoner release, closing of Gitmo
Posted on 12/30/2015 8:35:26 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
The Obama Administration has had three Defense Secretaries - Robert Gates (who was a Bush Administration holdover), Chuck Hagel (who was apparently undercut on a regular basis and then pushed out) and now Ash Carter. Two Republicans and now a Democrat. But one thing all of them apparently have had in common is a disinclination to cooperate with Obamaâs dream of closing the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay.
And according to a Reuters report this morning, the Pentagon has consistently stonewalled attempts release prisons and to position Gitmo for the ultimate closing that would fulfill one of Obamaâs most prominent and ill-conceived campaign promises:
i believe whats left of the dept of defense is just trying to hang on until king mugabe leaves
The fact that Congress wrote up the budget deal that nothing can be used for any federally-regulated prison....leaves only the option of some military brig being used, and thus classifying the prisoners for that brig. My guess is that the Generals have refused to sign onto this, and it’d take a direct order...which the President is not capable of giving. If such an order were given and any damage is done...it’d all go back to him, and he’s probably figured out that.
A couple of years ago....the Navy had some project where they could build a port in the middle of nowhere out of ‘lego-like’ structures, and just anchor it in the middle of the ocean. It wouldn’t surprise me if they had this as a plan B and said fine....they’d close Gitmo and just shift the prisoners to this floating port in the Gulf....twelve miles out.
I am convinced that the first bombing of ISIS was done without Hussein being in the loop and contrary to his orders. I think he was informed of the action by the general who rode in the car to the press conference with him, the press conference at which he announced the bombing. I think the general probably told him he had better own it or he would look very bad. Since then Hussein has taken control sufficiently to render the continued bombing minimally effective.
If the House had balls they’d defund the hell out of POSOTUS, including the fuel for Air Force One.
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