Report: Biden continues releasing Guantanamo Bay detainees, who immediately return to terror

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CLUB GITMO, CUBA- Defund the police…defund prisons…defund Gitmo…it’s all working out swimmingly not only for our country but more so for the terrorists cut loose from Guantanamo Bay by former president Barack Obama and now by Joe Biden.

Gateway Pundit (GP) reports that according to US intelligence documents, a total of 229 “rehabbed” Islamo-fascist extremists have been released from Gitmo and returned to their rightful place among Islamic terrorists. In fact, some have already managed to kill Americans.

Yet, despite all of this, our feckless “commander in chief” Joe Biden is still working behind the scenes to release even more of them. And while US armed forces are now tasked with tracking all of them down, some two-thirds of them—66%–have been able to evade capture.

All of this has affirmed former President Donald Trump’s concerns about the ill-conceived decision to release what he referred to as “vicious prisoners.”

It’s difficult to figure out exactly what Biden and the Democrats’ plan is. As we have seen with their short-sighted and incompetent decisions in major cities to defund the police, it would almost seem that this isn’t mere incompetence, but it’s also planned.

Biden, who is obsessed with overturning all of President Trump’s initiatives, including the former president’s executive order keeping Guantanamo Bay open, a facility which holds “the worst of the worst” who are considered too dangerous to release.

Law Enforcement Today reported earlier this week that five terrorists released by Obama in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl were among those taking place in the overthrow of the Afghan government, including at least one who took a leadership role. The so-called “Taliban five” played a key role in the plot.

Despite being strongly advised not to do so, Biden continued Obama’s short-sighted plan, with the administration starting to facilitate the transfer or release of the 39 prisoners still housed at Guantanamo, freeing the first one last month.

Biden has also signed off on the release of at least ten other terrorists, including some members of Osama bin Laden’s personal security force, as well as the operator of a safe house who was involved in the September 11 attacks on the United States.

The New York Post reported:

“Last month, the president freed his first prisoner—accused terrorist Abdul Latif Nasser—leaving the number of remaining detainees at 39. Ten others have been cleared for release, including some of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguards and 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s safehouse operator, according to Gitmo parole board documents.”

Gateway Pundit reported that the remaining detainees are awaiting parole hearings grated after their cases were appealed by lawyers to the Biden administration. One would have to be a fool not to believe that given the ineptness of this administration, these 39 won’t join their brothers in terrorism soon.

GP also noted that one of the prisoners, Mohammed al-Qahtani is one of the suspected hijackers instrumental in planning the 9/11 attacks.

Biden continues to have these terrorists released despite the fact that US intelligence has confirmed around one-third of released terrorists return to those activities against the United States or our allies. There have been numerous incidents which Biden should be aware of where released terrorists have killed Americans.

At least twelve of them have facilitated or participated in attacks on American forces, and although the exact number is classified, at least six or more soldiers and American civilians have been killed through their endeavors.

The outlet also reported that a majority of those who returned to active terrorism were in fact Afghan nationals, especially disconcerting due to the current situation in that country, especially surrounding Kabul. Even more concerning is the fact that there is a push especially among Democrats to welcome Afghan refugees carte blanche, while a number of those are likely to be Taliban, al Qaeda sympathizers, or one of the released Gitmo prisoners.

A December 2020 intelligence report noted that out of 729 dangerous criminals who have been released, some 229 have re-engaged in terrorist activities which included coordinating and executing attacks, as well as recruiting and funding terrorists.

Equally troublesome is the fact that the Taliban now has access to an enormous cache of American weapons, left behind by Afghanistan’s military when they fled the country. Wouldn’t it be a nightmare if one of these released Gitmo prisoners returned to Afghanistan and used these weapons against American interests?

In 2009, Abdallah Salih al-Aijmi left a martyrdom audio recording. Released from Gitmo in 2005, Ajmi implored people to take place in homicide bombings and to attack Americans. In the summer of 2008 in Mosul, Iraq, he blew himself up, taking several Iraqis with him.

A Reuters report from January 2009 reported that according to The Pentagon, 61 former detainees from Guantanamo Bay had returned to terrorism after being released from custody. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said that 18 former prisoners had been “confirmed” as “returning to the fight” while 43 more are suspected of having done so.

At that time, Morrell refused to give any details such as the identity of the former detainees, nor why and where they were released or what actions they  had taken subsequent to their release.

In 2009, according to the Associated Press:

The Saudi government acknowledged Wednesday that 11 men on the country’s most wanted list are former Guantanamo prisoners who went through rehabilitation, raising doubts about a program intended to counter extremist religious ideology.

President Barack Obama signed an executive order closing down the prison in Cuba on Jan. 22—his second day in office—leaving nations scrambling over what to do with a potential flood of released detainees.

Some 133 of Guantanamo’s over 700 inmates were Saudi, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Gen. Mansour al-Turki, and 117 have returned to Saudi Arabia and been through rehabilitation programs.

Besides the 11 people [on the list] who came from Guantanamo, there are still 106 people who have gone through this rehabilitation program and are doing okay,” he told the Associated Press.

With a majority of the 9/11 hijackers from Saudi Arabia and hundreds of youths streaming into Iraq to join the insurgents, there has been a concerted government effort to counter with deprogramming sessions involving clerics, psychologists and sociologists.

It is in large part due to Saudi assurances of the effectiveness of these programs that most Saudis have been released from Guantanamo. Only 13 remain jailed there, according to al-Turki.

Gateway Pundit reported that after being released from Gitmo, some of those terrorists engaged in attacks on a Russian pipeline, the Russian city of Nalchik, on Pakistani forces, in Morocco, and on the US Embassy in Yemen. All told, at least 61 returned to terror.

Remember all of this when one of these terrorists Biden cuts loose does real damage. They no longer have Trump to blame.

For our previous reporting on the “Taliban Five,” we invite you to:

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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Recognize the name Khairullah Khairkhwa? Probably not. But Barack Obama, the 44th president sure does. After all, it was he who had him along with four others released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for deserter and traitor Bo Bergdahl, according to the Daily Beast.

So who is Khairkhwa? Well according to the New York Post, he is one of the so-called masterminds behind the Taliban’s takeover of the Afghan capital of Kabul.

So much for Obama’s promise that Khairkhwa and the four others released at the same time—the so-called “Gitmo five”—that the five would be sent to Qatar, where he promised their movements would be restricted and where they would be harmless.

To nobody’s surprise, the Taliban turned out to be nothing but lying scumbags.

Like the current occupant of the White House, then Obama vice president Joe Biden, Obama didn’t listen to his military officials when they warned him that Khairkhwa was too dangerous to release.

In fact, all five were considered to be at high risk to launch attacks against the US and our allies at the time. Biden’s pulling of the remaining military troops out of Afghanistan in a hasty exit was reportedly made against the advice of his military commanders. So much for “the adults being back in charge.”

According to The Federalist, Khairkhwa and the other four—Mullah Mohammed Fazl, Mullah Mrullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq and Mohammed Nabi Omari—didn’t exactly grow in their love and appreciation for the United States of America while they were locked up at Gitmo.

Upon being released, the five connected with active Taliban extremist in Afghanistan and promised they would return to fight against America.

The Federalist noted that the Gitmo five were among those allegedly negotiating for peace in Afghanistan, a third world hellhole that has been embroiled in one conflict or another for years.

Those discussions eventually led to the United States removing troops from the region. Khairkhwa has in the past said that the terrorist regime wouldn’t launch any type of military engagement if Biden withdrew troops from Afghanistan.

And Biden apparently believed him, whereby to the surprise of nobody except probably Biden, the Taliban stuck up a giant middle finger to the US after troops were pulled out.

Khairkhwa was accused in 2001 of collaborating with 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden and was subsequently arrested and incarcerated in Gitmo.

After his release by Obama, Khairkhwa vowed to establish strict Islamic rule in Afghanistan and now he is making good on that promise, aided and abetted by the ill-advised move by Biden.

As The Federalist noted, the Obama-Biden administration treated prisoners at Gitmo with kid gloves. When the grown ups were in charge during the Trump administration, the screws were tightened, however Biden returned to Obama’s policy of kicking dangerous prisoners out of lockup.

At the time, the Daily Beast reported the five were not on the same level as 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, however the five were identified as among the worst of those captured in the war on terror.

As the outlet noted speaking off the five, “their release will end up replenishing the diminished leadership ranks of the Afghan Taliban at a moment when the United States is winding down the war there.”

“They are undoubtedly among the most dangerous Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo,” said Thomas Joscelyn, a senior editor at the Long War Journal at the time.

As an example, Fazl was the Taliban’s former deputy defense minister and was wanted by the United Nations for his role in massacres which targeted that country’s Shi’ite Muslim population.  The other three were also high-ranking Taliban officials. Yet Obama let them walk out the door in exchange for a deserter.

As noted by The Federalist, it is unknown what may have happened in the war-torn country had Khairkhwa and his terrorist buddies not been cut loose by Obama, however it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict that men with such clear ties to violent extremism would return to it after being released from prison.

It would appear that along with Biden, Obama may have the blood of a number of Afghan citizens on his hands.

Meanwhile, it appears that Khairkhwa and his Taliban terrorist cronies will have plenty of US firepower to play with. According to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, while the Biden administration doesn’t have “a complete picture” of how many weapons were abandoned in Afghanistan, he admitted it was likely a “fair amount” that were now in possession of the Taliban.

“We don’t have a complete picture, obviously, of where every article of defense materials has gone, but certainly, a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the Taliban, and obviously we don’t have a sense that they are going to readily hand it over to us at the airport.”

In other news, grass is green. Clearly the Taliban isn’t going hand over Humvees, high-performance drones, Apache attack helicopters and all manner of weapons to the US.

Amateur hour at the White House continues.

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In case you missed some of our earlier reporting on overseas terrorism, we invite you to:

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Twitter has allowed the Twitter account of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyyeh to remain active while glorifying violence, despite former President Donald Trump’s account being “permanently suspended due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Ismail Haniyeh has been permitted to continue the use of Twitter as Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau and de facto head of the Gaza Strip to celebrate and encourage violence against Israel. Haniyeh has even published photographs of dead children he calls “Martyrs.”

As violence between Israel and Palestine flared, Haniyeh posted on May 12 a photograph of a young boy allegedly killed in Gaza by an Israeli rocket. Haniyyeh wrote in the post:

“The innocent Palestinian child Hamza Nassar 11y while he was on his way to buy vegetables to his family to eat it at Iftar time, he was hit by an Israeli rocket and died immediately. He was returned to his blind mother dead; Hamza is a martyr.”

The Gaza leader also posted a tweet celebrating the bombing of an Israeli oil pipeline while attaching a photograph of the resulting conflagration. He wrote (translated):

“The bombing of Tel Aviv and the oil pipeline facility between Ashkelon and Eilat. God is great and glory is to God alone.”

Violence between Israel and the Palestinians escalated this week as riots and confrontations between Israeli Jews and Minority Arabs erupted in several Israeli towns.

The uncommon violence inside Israeli communities came as Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, entered its fifth day.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised the use of “a lot of force” to quell the violence. Yesterday, Israel announced the deployment of ground troops in an assault on Hamas in the Gaza Strip after days of airstrikes aimed at the Palestinian militant group that has fired more than 1,500 rockets into Israel. 

With violence threatening to reach the intensity of the 2014 Israeli occupation of Gaza, Haniyeh posted an inciting tweet expressing hope for greater violence against the Israeli state while mocking efforts by European mediators to end the bloodshed:

“European officials contacted us and demanded an end to the short-range missiles, otherwise they would not participate in the reconstruction of Gaza. We told them: God willing, we will stop our short-range missiles and use long-range missiles.”

The tweets expressing hope for increased violence and the celebration of children losing their lives have not resulted in any action or suspension from Twitter, and the account remains active.

In contrast, former President Donald Trump has had his Twitter access permanently banned because of supposed incitement of violence. In January, following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Twitter said in a statement:

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.

“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.

“However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.”

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Two tweets by the former president were singled out by Twitter as “inciting violence.” In one, he thanked voters who voted for him:

“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape, or form!!!”

A second tweet singled out announced he would not be attending President Biden’s inauguration:

“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”

Although neither of the tweets express a call for or support of violent acts, Twitter said it reviewed them in the context of events occurring at the time when making its decision to ban the president:

“Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regard to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks.

“After assessing the language in these Tweets against our Glorification of Violence policy, we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.”

In addition to allowing Palestinian leader Haniyeh to call for more violence against Israel, a U.S. ally, and celebrate the death of a child, the social media outlet has come under fire for permitting other hate speech to be broadcast from its site without suspension or removal.

The Twitter account of Imam Sayyid Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, has also been permitted to continue issuing anti- U.S. propaganda and calling for violence unabated by Twitter’s “Glorification of Violence policy.

Khamenei’s tweets have been so outlandish and dangerous, former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai highlighted some of them in a tweet calling out Twitter:

“Serious question for Twitter: Do these tweets from Supreme Leader of Iran @khamenei_ir violate ‘Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.’”

Twitter has not directly commented on the accounts. In a 2019 blog post, Twitter made a general comment about world leaders and what actions may result in enforcement action:

“We want to make it clear today that the accounts of world leaders are not above our policies entirely. The below areas will result in enforcement action for any account on our service (without consideration of the potential public interest value in allowing the Tweet to remain visible behind a notice):

  • Promotion of terrorism;

  • Clear and direct threats of violence against an individual (context matters: as noted above, direct interactions with fellow public figures and/or commentary on political and foreign policy issues would likely not result in enforcement);

  • Posting private information, such as a home address or non-public personal phone number;

  • Posting or sharing intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or distributed without their consent;

  • Engaging in behaviors relating to child sexual exploitation; and

  • Encouraging or promoting self-harm.”

In response to the permanent Twitter account ban, former President Trump recently unveiled his own social media platform to communicate with his supporters. The platform, For The Desk of Donald Trump, allows him to broadcast messages he would have previously sent out on Twitter.

 

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