Skip to comments.Freed Gitmo Captive Opens ISIS Base in Afghanistan
Posted on 01/15/2015 11:09:41 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
As President Obama frees droves of terroristsincluding five Yemenis this weekfrom the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo news reports confirm that a Gitmo alum who once led a Taliban unit has established the first Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) base in Afghanistan.
His name is Mullah Abdul Rauf and international and domestic media reports say hes operating in Helmand province, actively recruiting fighters for ISIS. Citing local sources, a British newspaper writes that Rauf set up a base and is offering good wages to anyone willing to fight for the Islamic State. Rauf was a corps commander during the Talibans 1996-2001 rule of Afghanistan, according to intelligence reports. After getting captured by U.S. forces, he was sent to Gitmo in southeast Cuba but was released in 2007.
Raufs Department of Defense Joint Task Force Guantanamo file describes him as being closely associated with several senior level Taliban commanders and leaders. It also says that Rauf admitted involvement in the production and sales of opium as well as associations with criminal elements within the Taliban and the Northern Alliance. From the file: Due to recent findings that detainee may have had a more important role within the Taliban than previously thought detainees intelligence value has been updated from low to medium due to his possible knowledge of: (1) Taliban leadership, (2) Taliban command and control.
Rauf is one of a number of Gitmo terrorists who have returned to the fight after getting released, yet Obama continues freeing captives to keep his campaign promise of closing the prison. Just this week he let four Yemenis go, despite the risk that they will likely join Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemen-based terror group that claimed responsibility for last weeks attack in France. In fact, dozens of freed Gitmo detainees have rejoined Al Qaeda in Yemen, the country where the 2009 Christmas Day airline bomber proudly trained. In 2010 Judicial Watch reported that a number of high-ranking Al Qaeda militants in Yemenonce held at Gitmomay have been involved in a sophisticated scheme to send bombs on a U.S.-bound cargo plane.
Just a few weeks ago JW uncovered an embarrassing gaffe involving an Al Qaeda operative liberated from Gitmo years ago. Turns out the U.S. government has now put him on a global terrorist list and offered $5 million for information on his whereabouts! That disturbing news came during a week when Obama freed four more longtime Gitmo captives to Afghanistan. Shutting the compound down will be tough because it still houses about 120 of the worlds most dangerous jihadists, including 9/11 masterminds Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi as well as USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.
Since the Guantanamo military tribunals commenced in 2008, JW has traveled regularly to the Naval base in Cuba to monitor and report them to the public. Over the last few years JW has covered various hearings and proceedings involving al-Nashiri, KSM, Binalshibh, Ali, and Hawsawi. Each time JW representatives have witnessed a deep commitment to justice by military lawyers and judges as well as the topnotch civilian attorneys (financed by American taxpayers) vigorously defending every one of the terrorists being tried.
Frankly, sending them to Gitmo in the first place was a dumb idea, they should have just be summarily executed on the spot.
Did he get the “seed money” from Valerie Jarrett, John Kerry or CAIR?
And they could have gotten their 73 virgins as a result!
The Democrat Party owns every terrorist attack.
See? He’s just a harmless entrepreneur - just like anyone else that gets released from prison and opens up, say, a hot-dog stand!
Basically Obama is running a retraning camp for terrorists...DAMN JACKASS SOCIALIST!!!
Color me shocked.
This regime is going to get us all killed.
Obama uses taxpayer money to keep the asswipes alive then sends them back to the front to fight us...America’s first black president has been a catastrophe!
As long as the GOPe can get amnesty, and Obamacare funded for their donors, it won’t matter what Obama does.
ISIS will start the population control of Afghanistan SOON
Judging from some of the comments, I think we’ve got some mathematically challenged people - he guy was released in 2007 when Bush and Cheney were in charge...
Nope, from us. I forget the figure, but I believe that with each one released there's something like $10 million given to help the new host country "integrate" them into society.
Would that make him a franchise owner?
With a piece of bacon in their mouth and the dog pissing on them.
The law firm responsible for that wasthe one that gave us Eric Holder. The group most active in forcing the release of Gitmo detainees is the John Adams Project of the ACLU.
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