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  • State Department Adds Former Gitmo Detainee to U.S. Terrorist List

    07/13/2016 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/13/16 | Natalie Johnson
    The State Department announced Wednesday that it has added two people to the federal list of designated terrorists, one of whom was once detained at Guantanamo Bay military prison. Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov, one of the newly added jihadists, was a former detainee at Guantanamo for less than two years from June 2002 until February 2004 before being turned over to Russian officials in his home country. Turkish authorities recently arrested Vahkitov in connection with the June 29 suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed 42 people. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, U.S. and Turkish authorities...
  • ISIS Terror Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Was Released By Obama from Camp Bucca in 2009

    06/12/2014 5:39:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Telegraph reported: The FBI “most wanted” mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it… …Well-organised and utterly ruthless, the ex-preacher is the driving force behind al-Qaeda’s resurgence throughout Syria and Iraq, putting it at the forefront of the war to topple President Bashar al-Assad and starting a fresh campaign of mayhem against the Western-backed government in Baghdad. On Tuesday, his forces achieved their biggest coup in Iraq to date, seizing control...
  • ISIS Terror Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Was Released By Obama from Camp Bucca in 2009

    06/12/2014 5:28:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Telegraph reposted on The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/12/14 | By Colin Freeman Telegraph 12:13PM BST 11 Jun 2014 // posted by Jim Hoft
    <p>Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has transformed a few terror cells on the verge of extinction into the most dangerous militant group in the world.</p> <p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi or Abu Dua was once held by the US in Camp Bucca Iraq.</p>
  • FOIA suit reveals Guantánamo’s ‘indefinite detainees’

    06/17/2013 3:38:13 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 10 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 06.17.13 | CAROL ROSENBERG
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- The Obama administration Monday lifted a veil of secrecy surrounding the status of the detainees at Guantánamo, for the first time publicly naming the four dozen captives it defined as indefinite detainees — men too dangerous to transfer but who cannot be tried in a court of law.
  • Al Qaeda, ex-Gitmo detainee behind consulate attack, intelligence sources say

    09/19/2012 3:54:28 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies
    FOX ^ | 9/19/2012
    Intelligence sources tell Fox News they are convinced the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was directly tied to Al Qaeda -- with a former Guantanamo detainee involved. That revelation comes on the same day a top Obama administration official called last week's deadly assault a "terrorist attack" -- the first time the attack has been described that way by the administration after claims it had been a "spontaneous" act. "Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy," Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said during a Senate hearing...
  • Former security officials: Plan to roll back detainee laws ‘rewarding terrorists’

    05/15/2012 10:48:40 AM PDT · by Nachum
    The Hill ^ | 5/15/12 | Jeremy Herb
    The heads of the House Armed Services Committee are squaring off ahead of ranking member Adam Smith’s (D-Wash.) plan to introduce an amendment on the House floor this week that would roll back indefinite-detention laws. House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) released a letter Monday signed by two former attorneys general and a former Homeland Security secretary that supported McKeon’s adds to military detention rules included in this year’s defense authorization bill. The letter, written by former Attorneys General Edwin Meese III and Michael Mukasey and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, also attacked Smith’s amendment, which would bar...
  • IMHO -- Obama Makes Bush Look Like An Amateur

    12/16/2011 9:35:32 AM PST · by Chris in VA · 13 replies
    IMHO -- In My Honest Opinion ^ | 12/16/11 | averagedad1
    Clearly Senator Obama, and later Candidate Obama, made it abundantly clear that the indefinite detention of detainees at Guantanamo Bay without the due process of a trial is wrong on all grounds – legal, ethical, and moral. He even goes as far as to say that it works against us in our war on terror. Now, let’s compare that to what has just happened recently… The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been sent to Obama who has said that he will sign it into law. Now, pay attention, this is the part of the law that should frighten all...
  • Ex-Gitmo detainee killed in Afghanistan (Sabar Lal Melma)

    09/05/2011 6:10:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Telegram ^ | 9/04/11 | Heidi Vogt and Rahim Faiez
    Ex-Gitmo detainee killed in AfghanistanKey al-Qaida ally organized attacks By Heidi Vogt and Rahim Faiez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunday, September 4, 2011 KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO and Afghan forces have killed a former Guantanamo detainee who returned to Afghanistan to become a key al-Qaida ally, international officials said Saturday. The militant’s death was a reminder of the risks of trying to end a controversial detention system without letting loose people who will launch attacks on Americans. Sabar Lal Melma, who was released from Guantanamo in 2007, had been organizing attacks in eastern Kunar province and funding insurgent operations, NATO spokesman...
  • Chamkani police detain 2 suppliers of explosive in Peshawar

    04/02/2011 2:00:45 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    own ^ | 2 april 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar 2 April 2011, Supplier of explosive from Bara Khyber agency shipping explosive from Punjab. According to local police they detain two people who are resident of Khajoore Bara Khyber agency. Police recover from them 375 kilograms Explosive, 10000 Detonator and more then 22550 safety fuse which used in remote control bomb. Chamkani police station in charge Mohammad Abid talks with the media and said that our informer give us tip and we raid on them. He confirmed that the detainee from Qamber Khel tribe of Khyber Agency. We will investigate them and after investigation we will give more information....
  • Cindy Sheehan’s Entourage Includes Mom Of Terrorists

    01/12/2007 4:48:32 PM PST · by Sam Hill · 53 replies · 1,312+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | January 12, 2007 | N/A
    U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan (L) hugs Zohra Zewahi, mother of the Guantanamo detainee Omar Deghayes, during a news conference in Havana January 9, 2007. Sheehan and other activists are in Cuba and plan to march to the gates of the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo, Cuba on January 11, to demand the closure of the base. Read the details about Omar Deghayes and his family at Sweetness & Light...
  • Gitmo detainee gets life sentence in embassy plot (1998 bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa)

    01/25/2011 10:53:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/25/11 | Tom Hays - ap
    NEW YORK – A judge sentenced the first Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial to life in prison Tuesday, saying anything he suffered at the hands of the CIA and others "pales in comparison to the suffering and the horror" caused by the bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan sentenced Ahmed Ghailani to life, calling the attacks "horrific" and saying the deaths and damage they caused far outweighs "any and all considerations that have been advanced on behalf of the defedndant." He also ordered Ghailani to pay a $33...
  • Gitmo Detainee Acquitted of Most Terror Charges

    11/17/2010 8:52:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    AJC Associated Press ^ | 11/17/10 | Staff
    The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial was acquitted Wednesday of most charges he helped unleash death and destruction on two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 - an opening salvo in al Qaeda's campaign to kill Americans. A federal jury convicted Ahmed Ghailani of one count of conspiracy and acquitted him of all other counts, including murder and murder conspiracy, in the embassy bombings. The anonymous federal jury deliberated over seven days, with a juror writing a note to the judge saying she felt threatened by other jurors. Ghailani faces a statutory minimum of 20 years in...
  • Guantanamo detainee asks court for a psychologist

    06/30/2010 8:01:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 1+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 6/30/10 | Lesley Clark
    GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA — A Sudanese man who says he has been subject to "numerous interrogations'' since he arrived here in 2002 will ask a judge Wednesday to appoint a clinical psychologist with experience in post traumatic stress disorders to help him prepare for trial. Attorneys for Noor Uthman Mohammed— whom prosecutors say ran a terrorist training camp in eastern Afghanistan — argue that "numerous interrogations and various methods of interrogation'' have had "a wide range of physical, psychological, emotional, and cognitive consequences. -snip-
  • Judge orders release of Guantanamo detainee

    03/22/2010 5:22:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 933+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 22, 2010 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A judge has ordered the release of a Guantanamo Bay detainee described in the 9/11 commission report as a significant al-Qaida operative who provided advice to three of the Sept. 11 hijackers. The ruling in favor of detainee Mohamedou Ould Salahi was disclosed Monday in a two-sentence court entry. U.S. District Judge James Robertson will issue a written decision at a later date explaining his reasons for granting the detainee's petition.
  • Engineers crafting road for detainee visitors

    02/12/2010 4:06:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 163+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Tracy Knowles, USA
    BAGHDAD – As the orange sun rises above Camp Taji, Soldiers of the 1192nd Engineer Company (Vertical), a National Guard unit based out of Ohio, bustle around, gathering protective equipment and tools to begin another day of work on a new, safer road through Taji. Taji, once an Iraqi military base located approximately 15 miles north of Baghdad, is now considered one of fourteen remaining "enduring bases" providing U.S. and Iraqi forces with air travel, barracks for troops that provide security, and housing for Iraqi detainees. The Camp Taji Theater Internment Reconciliation Center provides detainees with programs to help learn...
  • Report: Supermax beds being cleared for Gitmo detainees

    07/23/2009 5:17:51 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 33 replies · 1,338+ views ^ | July 23, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Make room for jihadi! Tim Sumner reports at 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America that the Obama administration is shuffling prisoners and clearing out beds for Gitmo detainees.
  • Detainee Population Lowest Since 2005

    06/17/2009 4:51:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 257+ views
    BAGHDAD — Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I) and the Government of Iraq (GoI) Monday moved closer to ending the Coalition detainee operations mission as the total detainee population decreased to 10,956 for the first time since October of 2005. In accordance with the Security Agreement between the GoI and the U.S., all detainees in Coalition custody will be released or transferred to the Iraqi legal system. Iraqi authorities review the files for every detainee and determine who to release and who to transfer to Iraqi custody. In accordance with the Security Agreement, an Iraqi detention order or arrest warrant is required to...
  • How War Fighting Became Law Enforcement; Obama Goes to Court ... 9/11 and the McCain Amendment

    06/17/2009 6:32:47 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 13 replies · 852+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 17, 2009 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    McCain explicitly included the Fifth Amendment in his legislation because it addresses his target, coercive interrogation. As we’ve seen, in Dickerson, the Supreme Court held that Miranda was now considered part of the Fifth Amendment’s core. In the al-Owhali case, Judge Sand ruled that Miranda imposes daunting burdens on American agents overseas — burdens far more challenging than the rote reading of an advice-of-rights card that typically happens in domestic policing. With the Supreme Court, beginning in 2004, imposing more and more criminal-justice procedure on the battlefield, the McCain Amendment would almost certainly be used by courts or a Democratic...
  • Mr. President, please stand up to Pelosi’s parliamentary pander

    06/11/2009 2:32:40 PM PDT · by KRyanJames · 7 replies · 385+ views
    The K. Ryan James Blog ^ | 06/11/09 | Kenneth Ryan James
    In 2002, Barack Obama spoke out against “undetermined costs, and undetermined consequences” at an anti-war rally just months before the start of the Iraq war. In the speech which made him a liberal darling, Obama went on to say that he was opposed to the cynicism of the “weekend warriors in this (Bush) administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne.” The words of the pre-Washington Obama are poignant today as his rhetoric rings hollow with the lack of action President Obama is exhibiting as Speaker Nancy...
  • Justice Dept.: 1st Gitmo Detainee Arrives In US

    06/09/2009 3:54:55 AM PDT · by edpc · 15 replies · 597+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 9 June 2009 | Devlin Barrett
    WASHINGTON – U.S. authorities have brought the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to the United States, flying him into New York to face trial for bombing U.S. embassies, the Justice Department said Tuesday.