The Obama administration announced this week their plan to release 22 top Gitmo detainees.
The list includes an accused senior al Qaeda bomb-maker, the terror group’s top financial manager, and two intended 9/11 hijackers.
Obama told Yahoo in December 2015 that “only a handful” of Gitmo detainees has returned to a life of terrorism.
The actual number is closer to 196… So he was only off by 191.
Former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani, is now an al-Qaeda leader in Yemen.
In December Stephen Hayes at The Weekly Standard dissected Obama’s latest shocking lie.
It doesn’t match up at all. I think what we saw from the president there was sort of aggressive, breath-taking dishonesty. The president may not know how many Guantanamo detainees have been released but we do. 653. Of which, 196 are either confirmed or suspected recidivists. That is not a handful. That is about 40 handfuls. That’s far more than the president is suggesting. Beyond that the president said the United States has released only low-level individuals. Again, unequivocally false.
According to Obama’s own Director of National Intelligence, 117 former detainees are confirmed of returning to terror. 79 more detainees are suspected of returning to the fight.
That’s a confirmed recidivism rate of 18% and a confirmed-suspected recidivism rate of 30%.
But Obama is determined to release more Gitmo detainees to kill more Americans.
President Obama is planning to transfer at least 22 additional Guantanamo Bay detainees out of the military detention center before he leaves office later this month, DailyMail.com has learned.
The group being released will be drawn from those held at Guantanamo – who include an accused senior al Qaeda bomb-maker, the terror group’s top financial manager, and two intended 9/11 hijackers, who have all been held in the Cuba-based U.S. detention facility for more than a decade.
According to a military source briefed on the process, 22 detainees are being prepared for transfer out of the camp, also known as Gitmo, before January 20.
Although the White House has not specified which inmates will be transferred out – or which foreign countries have agreed to accept them – it has indicated that this will be a priority for Obama in his final days in office.
‘I can’t speak to any individual notifications that have been made to Congress or give you a specific preview about upcoming transfers,’ said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Riled: Trump wrote on Twitter that the remaining ‘Gitmo’ inmates ‘are extremely dangerous people’ – hinting at the reaction when Obama’s official transfers begin
‘I think I would expect at this point additional transfers to be announced before January 20th.’
Obama will likely focus on moving the 23 detainees who have been ‘cleared for transfer’ – a group that includes the alleged head of al Qaeda’s bomb-manufacturing operation in eastern Afghanistan, the head of al Qaeda’s Tunisian faction in Afghanistan, and senior weapons trainers.
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