May 16, 2007, - 11:58 am
By Debbie Schlussel
You know how Democrats constantly whine against Islamic terrorist detainment in Guantanamo Bay?
Well, guess where they’d like to put the terrorists? In your neighborhood.
The May 21st issue of Newsweek reports that in the past two weeks, Democrats have introduced bills in the House and Senate to not only close Gitmo within a year, but to transfer the detainees to jails in the U.S. or their home countries. Newsweek obtained a memo drafted by the House Armed Services Committee that identifies 12 military brigs where there’s space to house these cretins.
This is designed to do several things to America and the detainees–all of them bad. Not only will terrorists be in your neighborhood, but they will have access to the U.S. Justice system–the one which brought you the O.J. and Al-Arian acquittals. And they’ll have access to our immigration system, clogging it with phony asylum claims. If they hit the right immigration judge, that could even mean citizenship for Gitmo terrorists.
Or, it is designed to horrify Americans so much by the very prospect of Islamic terrorists welcomed to our soil, that we will insist they be sent home without facing justice.
Meanwhile, AP reports that yet more of the ex-Gitmo terrorists are engaged in terrorism yet again:
Former Guantanamo detainees have organized a jailbreak in Afghanistan, kidnapped Chinese engineers and taken leadership positions with the Taliban, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
The former detainees were released from the prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba between 2002-2004 by claiming to be innocent or low-level figures, the military said in a statement, responding to questions about ex-prisoners who have allegedly resumed fighting.
The Pentagon gave brief descriptions of six detainees, including two it said were killed in fighting in Afghanistan, which the U.S. invaded to oust the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.
The statement suggested that the six were released from Guantanamo by mistake.
“These former detainees successfully lied to U.S. officials, sometimes for over three years,” said Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Gordon, a Pentagon spokesman.
Last week, a Pentagon official, Joseph Benkert, testified to Congress that about 30 former detainees have rejoined the fight against the United States. Other U.S. officials have made similar claims about prisoners at Guantanamo, where the military now holds about 380 men mostly on suspicion of links to al-Qaida or the Taliban. . . .
The military said two of the men were killed in Afghanistan: Mohammed Yusif Yaqub, a commander of Taliban operations in southern Afghanistan who died in May 2004 while fighting U.S. forces, and Maulavi Abdul Ghaffar, a Taliban leader killed in a September 2004 raid by Afghan security forces.
A third man, Mohammed Ismail, was captured during an attack on U.S. forces near Kandahar.
The military also said Abdullah Mahsud, released in March 2004, was discovered after his release to have links to the Taliban and al-Qaida. He allegedly directed the kidnapping of two Chinese engineers in Pakistan in October 2004.
The other two on the list were Abdul Rahman Noor, who was released from Guantanamo in July 2003 and “has since participated in fighting against U.S. forces near Kandahar,” and Mohammed Nayim Farouq, who “renewed his association with Taliban and al-Qaida members,” after his July 2003 release.
And we want release these people into the U.S. or elsewhere?!
The Democrats’ plan for Gitmo terrorists is like the old Snickers bar slogan: Any way you slice it, it comes up nuts.
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