Skip to comments.Prez Obama closing Gitmo: 9/11 families object; terrorist attacks likely
Posted on 01/22/2009 5:56:38 AM PST by Sergeant Tim
Over the objections of a large majority of 9/11 family members, President Barack Obama is expected to sign an Executive Order today directing that the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base be closed:
Relatives of victims of the September 11 attacks, who were at the base this week to observe pretrial hearings, told reporters they oppose any halt to the trials. "The safest place to have these trials is Guantanamo Bay. If they were to move to the homeland it would endanger all of us," said Lorraine Arias Believeau of Barnegat, New Jersey, whose brother, Adam, was killed in the attacks.
In addition, President Obama has directed a 120-day suspension of detainee trials so that, "...his administration [can] review the military commissions process..." and will order the closure of all overseas "C.I.A. prisons." On January 14, 2009, the Washington Times reported, "The Pentagon is looking at several military bases in the U.S. as possible sites to hold terrorist suspects now at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including Camp Pendleton in San Diego and Fort Leavenworth in Kansas."
Debra Burlingame is skeptical about President Obama's stated intent and whether he believes Guantanamo can be safely closed within one year. She offers that the detainees are far more dangerous than Obama imagined prior to being read-in on their classified files. Yesterday, she discussed this with Neil Cavuto [video report].
But how dangerous is the average detainee at Guantanamo? Listen to Gordon Gucullu. Beginning in 2005, he made five trips to Guantanamo, spent 3 1/2 years researching the facility, and embedded with our troops there. He starts out by describing the frequent attacks made by the Islamic jihadist detainees there upon our troops:
The Wall Street Journal weighed in this morning:
One suggestion is moving the remaining prisoners to Kansas's Fort Leavenworth, but state politicians are already sounding a red alert. The military base is integrated into the community and, lacking Guantanamo's isolation and defense capacities, would instantly become a potential terror target. Expect similar protests from other states that are involuntarily entered in this sweepstakes.
The New York Times did its ritual dance of joy this morning. As expected, after it has once again endangered American lives through a successful propaganda campaign, it paraded the closing as the main headline this morning [Red Square emphasis added mine]. For the benefit of those non-Times readers, it also does this whenever it reveals America's classified secrets:
Lastly, Congressman John Murtha (D-PA) announced that he'd take the detainees:
Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said he would take the detainees in his own district, which lies just a few miles from the field near Shanksville, Pa., where United Flight 93 crashed after it was hijacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, [murdering all 40] people aboard.
"Sure, I'd take them. They're no more dangerous in my district than in Guantanamo," Murtha said, calling the Guantanamo prison a "sore in the United States' moral standards."
"There's no reason not to put them in prisons in the United States and handle them the way they would handle any other prisoners."
Congressman Murtha offered no opinion on the morality of willfully endangering his constituents in Pennsylvania's 12th District.
Find the country of origin of these sub Humans and deliver them directly, any country which bitches gets a dozen or so.
It is illogical and "creates targets".
I can´t enlarge the image at the Times site. What in the world are those photographers so interested in?
“Congressman Murtha offered no opinion on the morality of willfully endangering his constituents in Pennsylvania’s 12th District”.
...I think it’s a great idea for Murtha to put those savages in his district! His ying-yang, slack jawed, doofus constituents that voted him back in deserve it!
Murtha really is off his meds again.
I’m going to find and read the entire text of the order before I comment.
I suspect it will contain one or more “caveats” or “outs” which will, in effect, mean that Gitmo stays open longer than one year.
I suspect you're right, but nobody will care by then, because their guy is in the White House, and that's all that matters.
All unconvicted criminals in the United States are eligible to be released on bail. To deny bail is to deny them their "constitutional" rights.
When we bring them here, we are going to have to let them go until they are convicted.
Or are these terrorists only entitled to "some" constitutional protections?
God has been merciful to this nation for a long time. I fear God is preparing this nation for judgment.
Doubt that includes the Jersey Widows.
Lardass Murtha is a “sore in the United States’ moral standards”.
Well how sweet of Bambi to sign an executive order to close down Gitmo. Now those subhumans will be placed in a prison where they will have a better chance to maybe indoctrinate future Religion of Piece.
The Times has made closing Gitmo its special interest.
BTW, clicking on the image should take you to their display on the front page.
As always, Obama and the democrats seek ways to protect terrorists that killed over 3000 Americans and countless U.S. soldiers, give them US citizen rights, pay for their lawyers with our tax dollars and release them into our cities if one of these lawyers can get them off on a ‘torture’ claim or technicality.,
Meanwhile...Obama, Pelosi and Reid plot and scheme to put a former US President and his whole administration on trial for ‘war crimes’....which the terrorist’s lawyers will use as ‘proof’ to get the terrorists off scot free.
There is something very wrong in the head with that whole party and their kook supporters.
“’Sure, I’d take them. They’re no more dangerous in my district than in Guantanamo,’ Murtha said”
It is WAYYYYYYYYY beyond me as to how the voters in Murtha’s district can stand to re-elect that POS after the repeated dissing he gives to his constituents.
Along with the pre-9/11 Taliban-lovingm ‘More Peace Tomorrows’ crowd, they comprise a total of 31 family members who want due process and habeas corpus right for the Islamic terrorists that murdered their family members (and mine). And they joined the ACLU and Constitional Center for Rights in calling for Guantanamo’s closure.
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