The Biden administration is clearing out Guantanamo Bay as the few remaining 9/11 terrorists continue to avoid justice.
The Pentagon announced that two Pakistani brothers linked to al-Qaeda 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed have been sprung from the military prison at a U.S. Navy base in Cuba.
Abdul Rabbani, 55, and Mohammed Rabbani, 53, were sent back in Pakistan. Both were accused of harboring 9/11 terrorists after the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Another plane, Flight 93, crashed thanks to heroes onboard, never making it to D.C..
The release, says one retired FAA special agent says, could backfire.
“The Biden Administration is determined to close Gitmo. In their rush to accomplish this goal, let’s not forget that the imprisonment of jihadists helped keep us safe in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and that a number of those released returned to the battlefield during the War on Terror,” said Brian Sullivan, who warned terrorists could expose weaknesses at Logan International Airport months before they actually did on 9/11.
Two other Pakistani prisoners, Saifullah Paracha, 75, and Majid Khan, 42, have already been let go, the New York Times has reported.
There are now 32 detainees at Gitmo, according to multiple reports.
A possible plea deal to remove the death penalty has been in the works as the 9/11 military tribunal continues to be plagued by endless delays.
The Gitmo detainees played pivotal roles in the 9/11 attacks that allowed 19 terrorists, 15 of them Saudi nationals, to slam Flights 11 and 175 — out of Logan Airport — Flight 77 out of Dulles International Airport near Washington into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Flight 93 out of Newark International Airport crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pa., when heroes on that jet said “Let’s Roll” and prevented the terrorists from taking the plane toward its intended destination. That day 2,976 people were killed.
“In our zeal to atone for allegedly torturing — water boarding — some of these prisoners during interrogation, let’s not forget how truly evil Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his cohorts truly are,” added Sullivan, a former Military Police Army Lieutenant Colonel.
He told the Herald the U.S. forgets “too easily” and “justice demands that they pay a price. Otherwise our adversaries will see us as paper tigers and hit us again.”
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed spoke about decapitating, personally, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. He’s also accused of teaching hijackers to slit throats by practicing on sheep, goats and camels.
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