Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Freed Gitmo Detainee Killed Fighting For Syrian Islamists
Now, this is embarrassing. At least it ought to be.
Just when President Obama and his minions are working so hard to convince us how 'moderate' and worthy of U.S. arms and support his Islamist friends are, this shows up like an ant at a picnic.
The Syrian Islamic Movement posted a video on YouTube showing the body of Mohammed al Alami, who the video identified as a veteran of the jihad in Afghanistan “who went through hardship for the sake of God in the prison of the Americans in Guantánamo for five years.”
('Hardship'? No appreciation for all those halal meals and taxpayer provided prayer rugs and Qur'ans, I guess)
Alami was a Gitmo detainee who admitted attending an al-Qaeda training camp but was one of the 500 or so who was released during the Bush Administration instead of being hung - and of course, like most of the others he went right back to the jihad.The records show that the U.S. Army general in charge of Gitmo at the time advised against releasing Alami. But what was an expert, on the scene opinion worth next to winning the hearts and minds of the Muslim world? Besides, Alami and th e500 or so others who were kicked loose gave up their word they were through with jihad. They pinky promised!
President Obama has made the same mistake President Bush did, but on steroids, not only angering jihadis but our long time allies in the region as well.
A lot of the freed Gitmo jihadis have rejoined their terrorist pals after getting a get out of jail free card from the Bush and Obama Administrations.. . and gone right back to wage to “the jihad” after leaving custody.
We still have around 164 'guests' at Club Gitmo, including such luminaries as 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) and USS Cole bomber Bad al-Rahim al-Nassir. But rest assured that the Obama Administration is working hard to free them. Every since Gitmo became the tropical resort of choice for vacationing jihadis, there have been military commissions who look at the jihadis in the guest quarters and make decisions on whether to keep them locked up or not. Attending those hearings used to be open to all interested groups, but according to Judicial Watch, the rules have changed this year per President Obama's direct orders.
From now on, only Leftist advocacy groups Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the American Bar Association will be allowed access.
All of them, at one time or another, all of these groups have openly advocated for the Gitmo detainees' freedom as pro bono legal counsel or as political advocates.
Expect most of them to be able to return to their careers of waging jihad against Americans very soon.