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Intel Shows Terrorists Obama Released from Gitmo Aiming to Return to Fight

January 11, 2017 at 6:53 am 20 News
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A key U.S. lawmaker warned Tuesday that new intelligence shows former detainees released recently from the Guantanamo Bay detention center are trying to return to terrorism.

In a letter to President Barack Obama, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., said his committee had received a “troubling new report” from the U.S. intelligence community about detainees recently transferred to foreign countries. He said the report also showed that detainees were recently transferred to a country poorly equipped to stop them from returning to battle.

“In light of this dangerous revelation, I again ask that you immediately halt all transfers from Guantanamo Bay and take steps to secure former detainees who pose a threat to U.S. national security,” Royce said.

The White House’s National Security Council didn’t comment on the letter. But Obama is expected to continue whittling down the prison’s population in his final days in office.

The U.S. opened the prison at a U.S. naval base in Cuba to hold militants suspected of ties to al-Qaida and Taliban after the 9/11 attacks. Most were never charged with a crime. But their indefinite detention and mistreatment in early days of the prison triggered a global outcry that Obama has argued undermines U.S. national security.

Although Royce argued the recently released detainees were part of a broader pattern of former Guantanamo detainees pursuing a return to terrorism and posing a continuing threat to the U.S., the Obama administration had disputed that charge.

Royce didn’t name the country to which the detainees were transferred, and his office declined to provide more details, citing the classified nature of the intelligence report. In recent months detainees have been sent to Saudi Arabia, Camp Verde, Mauritania and the United Arab Emirates.

Royce sent a copy of his letter to President-elect Donald Trump, who has called for a halt of releases from Guantanamo Bay.

Most of the 693 detainees formerly held at Guantanamo were transferred under President George W. Bush. Of Bush’s transfers, 21 percent – are confirmed by the U.S. as having re-engaged in the fight. Only 9 of the 161 detainees transferred by Obama – or 6 percent – are confirmed as having re-engaged, although more are suspected of having done so.

Closing the prison was a key Obama campaign promise that he was never able to fulfill, stymied by opposition by Congress, which refused to allow Obama to transfer detainees to prisons in the U.S. In a bid to empty the prison out, Obama tried to transfer as many as possible to third countries willing to accept them.

The current population stands at 55, including 19 cleared for release.

Associated Press writer Ben Fox in Miami contributed to this report.

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  1. baitfish January 11, 2017 at 8:31 am

    What makes anyone think that any of these terrorists will change their minds about killing infidels? The ONLY way to make sure they don’t return to the fight is to kill them.

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    • inluminatuo January 11, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Obama himself, the great sleeper American terrorist President, plans to return to the battle in full and open regalia, once released from his Constitutionally imposed prison of Presidency, to again openly engage the best interests of THE PEOPLE to diminish the POWER of WE THE PEOPLE, and has already made plans to remain in Washington D.C. to stir the pot and enhance the plots,,,Yes indeed it is obvious in all his previous actions to everyone but the walking Brain-dead, that throughout his PEOPLE empowered election, in most of his Anti-American interested actions,,,,OBAMA is THE REASON FOR THE TREASON,,,and like the Gitmo Prisonerso treasonable releases, once released himself from his Constitutional constraints, will continue to attack in a most destructive venue, near the highest seats of power.

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    • oleteabag January 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Which is exactly what they SHOULD have done, instead of taking these VERMIN prisoner, baitfish! I said that from the day they FIRST started putting them in GITMO–that it was a BIG mistake, and these “prisoners” would be NOTHING but a BIG PROBLEM and NEEDLESS EXPENSE for the US–and so they HAVE BEEN.

      Since they were INTERNATIONAL TERRORISTS, we were NOT constrained by the Geneva Convention or anything ELSE from KILLING their sorry behinds instead of making PRISONERS of them. SMH

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      ltuser January 11, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      I never understood why we took so many prisoners either teabag..

      BUT once we did, we should have locked them upp for GOOD.. Not released them so they could go back to join the enemy.

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  2. jurban January 11, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Obama will release these friends of his from Gitmo and they will help to kill hundreds of people some may even be your son, daughter, neighbor, or even a young member of your church or schools. Obama has committed so many acts of treason and has stomped all over our Constitution and bill of rights. If he thought he could have gotten away with it, he would have appointed himself ruler of the United States and we would soon look like a country in the Middle East where he grew up. He never like American then and his feeling have not changed or he would not have been so destructive of her. May we never ever again have a government like Obama’s in the future of the United Sates. I wouldn’t wish someone like him on my great great, great, great grandchildren.

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    • ConservativeJoe January 11, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      jurban, you are correct. The “Warriors of Allah” are little more than vicious brutes who abuse their captives before subjecting them to the sword. These Muslims use the teachings of Mohammad to justify the worst sort of human behavior toward other people. But that’s the point, they do not consider infidels to be human beings, rather their hostages are regarded as being sub-human. Islam is the scourge of mankind.

      Consider the fate of the pirates captured in the 1700’s in the Caribbean Sea. They were hanged from the yard arms of the Navy ships of whatever country that caught them.

      And every one understands that modern day looters can be shot on sight in the aftermath of hurricanes and tornadoes.

      Why then, are illegal combatants allowed to live beyond a perfunctory interrogation session? These thugs do not have Geneva Convention protections that uniformed soldiers deserve. When one of these vermin surrenders after running out of ammunition, he should experience the wonders of a bullet traveling from the back of his head to the front of his face.

      Whether these Warriors of Allah are crushed under the tracks of a tank or shot after capture makes no difference. The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim. Yup, the generalization was carefully considered. Treat these Muslims as they treat all infidels, namely as subhumans. Those that live by the sword die by the sword, bullet, rope, etc, etc. They earn such fate by their repugnant behavior.

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      ltuser January 11, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      And to me what’s worse, is no matter HOW MUCH evidence of his treason keeps coming up, not ONE MEMBER of congress has ever shown the gonads to go after him FOR HIGH TREASON…
      Not a single frikken one.

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  3. lad31boss January 11, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Leave it to the A.P. To tell us about the mistreatment of these poor victims. The treatment they deserved on the battlefield would never have brought them to GITMO.

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    • oleteabag January 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Yeah, lad31boss, between the GOURMET HAL AL meals, multi-million-dollar SOCCER FIELDS and OTHER amenities OBOZO insisted upon providing for them, they SURE did have it ROUGH. Never MIND the conditions that prevailed for ALL the people they KILLED. It’s all about the poor little Muslims in GITMO. MORE proof that ALL liberals are INSANE, and the A/P is INFESTED with them, the same as all the OTHER “mainstream” media outlets!

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      ltuser January 11, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      And there’s hundreds of thousands of US veterans who would LOVE to be able to even have HALF of that…

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  4. woftam January 11, 2017 at 10:32 am

    You know Gitmo must close. Obama says it is used a a recruiting tool by ISIS.
    It sure is Obama is finally 100% Correct.

    ISIS shows their recruits pictures from GITMO, the guys watching TV 24/7
    playing football /Soccer to you infidels. All the Muzzie Book you can read.
    Lots of Prayer time. Great hala food choices in the cafe. No roasted pigs, no
    naked women . Tells them this is what happens if you get Captured.

    Then shows they some nice be heading video and the recruits, and tell them this is what we do to the infidels.

    So don’t worry about being captured.

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  5. rivahmitch1 January 11, 2017 at 10:34 am

    The HNIC doesn’t care about American lives (unless they happen to be black thugs shot by police). KTNN!!

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      ltuser January 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Only if those are white cops doing the shooting..

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  6. columba January 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Does anyone around here (meaning the US government) remember how to run a war???

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    • inluminatuo January 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Any in the war Department who knew how to fight and win a war, better than fighting an election issue, or promoting undisciplined sex, to win reelection either got demoted, transferred to Alaska, or forced into early retirement. Look at our space program, we now thanks to Obama, need the Russians to launch our satellites, and fight our Syrian enemies. Study the fall of the Roman Empire who allowed the foreign Huns into the City gates,,,,it did not end well for them either. The first signs of the fall is when sexually disoriented Caligula’s take power and seduce and divert the attention of the plebes with their own self-manufactured endorphins. Sexual endorphins are most chemically similar to heroin, which is why they are so additive and seductive. Beware of the sexual offer of a free unrestricted sexual society, there is always a heavy price to pay, particularlin the military discipline, if not in disease and death, then in personal property spent to keep healthy,,,Enter the real treasonous reason and need for an Obamare. They get the pleasure, you get to pay, while the military gets unfunded or their ranks swell with foreigners and foreign interests,,,just like a prelude to the fall of Rome.

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  7. oleteabag January 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Well of COURSE they plan to return to the fight–just like a HEFTY PERCENTAGE of all the OTHERS he released into the wild have “returned to the fight!” Why ELSE do you think the TRAITOR-in-Chief was so KEEN on releasing them in the FIRST PLACE? Such a WASTE–having all the BEST TERRORISTS locked up in GITMO where they could not kill Americans. He just HAD to fix THAT before his term in office ended. No doubt THAT was near the TOP of his destructive agenda for his DISASTROUS “Presidency!”

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  8. LLM the Ultimate January 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    The only positive thing I have to say about Obama is that he actually is a good orator.

    Other than that, his entire presidency has been one of weakness and treason.

    8 more days till we finally have a strong leader who will lead our country in the right direction!

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  9. williweb January 11, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    These islamic psychotic murderers don’t even deserve being allowed to surrender, one bullet each, two if they’re running. They torture their victims before they kill them, so they can revel in the blood, gore, and screams. We don’t do such senseless ****.

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  10. ConservativeSarge January 12, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Now tell me seriously – and with a straight face, did anyone expect anything different? The Bozo is such a fool to release these terrorists.

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  11. ltuser
    ltuser January 12, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    He’s not a fool. IMO that is exactly what he was expecting to happen..

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