Trump officials signal intent to begin refilling Guantanamo

How fitting for President Trump to erase another Obama corner stone policy.

 

There are 19 Muslim Jihadists currently being held in GITMO (Source)

 

Rather than slapping him upside the head which most believe to be empty, he should go for the kill shot, directly to the throat.

More evidence presented below that Obama is guilty of another treasonous act to which he will likely dodge justice.

 

 

A block followed by a shot to the throat. 

The eyes make a great fight ending target as well.

This blog does not advocate violence to the former useless occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

 

Obama faced renewed criticism of endangering national security a day after the announcement that the administration is transferring another 15 inmates from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, as Donald Trump and Republican congressional candidates vowed to keep the prison for terrorists open after Mr. Obama leaves office.

 

Critics fear a rush of releases as Mr. Obama’s term ends, with the GITMO debate reviving just as the leading presidential candidates were clashing over national security and how best to wage the war on terrorism in the years to come. (Source)

Obama Releases Dangerous Jihadists who returned to the battlefield.

Then Misleads Country About It

 

Obama is woefully ill-informed or he was lying again.

According to the most recent report on Guantanamo recidivism, prepared in September 2015 by James Clapper’s office, Obama’s own Director of National Intelligence, 196 former detainees are either confirmed (117) or suspected (79) of returning to the fight.

That’s a recidivism rate of more than 30 percent. Intelligence officials tell THE WEEKLY STANDARD that those numbers are almost certainly low, as they do not include jihadists the United States and its allies are no longer tracking.

 

That’s a recidivism rate of more than 30 percent.

Intelligence officials tell THE WEEKLY STANDARD that those numbers are almost certainly low, as they do not include jihadists the United States and its allies are no longer tracking. (Source)

It’s a safe bet that since these numbers were ginned up by the Obama Administration, they can’t be trusted.

 

 

The HILL

July 9th, 2017

 

 

The Trump administration appears to be making its first moves toward fulfilling a campaign promise to fill the Guantanamo Bay prison camp with “bad dudes.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visited the prison on Friday to get an update on current operations, the first concrete action the administration has taken on the facility since taking office. 

 

 

 

Up until now, Guantanamo has been running on autopilot; the executive order from former President Obama calling for the facility to be shut down is still technically the law of the land. 

But President Trump promised during the campaign to “load it up with some bad dudes,” and Sessions has called it a “very fine place” with no legal reason not to send new detainees there. 

Supporters of keeping the facility open and sending new detainees there are confident Trump will fulfill that promise, even if little movement has been made. 

“We have taken off the table the silly ideas that the previous administration had about Guantanamo,” said David Rivkin, constitutional litigator and a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies who served under Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush in the White House counsel’s office and the Justice Department.

See the entire article below.

 

Obama, having failed in his efforts to close the facility, left Guantanamo with 41 detainees. Five of those detainees were cleared for transfer by either the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force set up in 2009 or the interagency Periodic Review Boards set up in 2011.

Shortly after Trump’s inauguration, various draft executive orders floated around Washington that would have moved to fulfill Trump campaign promise to begin sending new prisoners to the facility.

The orders would have revoked Obama’s executive order and suspended any existing transfer efforts pending a new review. They also would have called for the continued operation of Guantanamo to hold and try members of al Qaeda, the Taliban and “associated forces,” including the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

But no such orders have been signed.

In the meantime, the processes in place at Guantanamo have churned on. The Periodic Review Boards have held handful of hearings since the inauguration, though nobody new has been cleared for transfer; the military commissions trying the 9/11 defendants are proceeding with pre-trial hearings; and the men who were challenging their detention with habeas corpus cases continue to do so.

“It’s really business as usual at Guantanamo,” said Wells Dixon, a lawyer at the Center for Constitutional Rights who is representing some detainees.

The Justice Department framed Sessions and Rosenstein’s visit as a way to get updated on how the facility is working.

“In addition to the Department of Justice’s role in handling detainee-related litigation, it is important for the Department of Justice to have an up-to-date understanding of current operations,” department spokesman Ian Prior said in a statement. “The purpose of the trip is to gain that understanding by meeting with the people on the ground who are leading our government-wide efforts at GTMO.”

But the statement also mentioned recent terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere, which have been carried out by ISIS.

“Keeping this country safe from terrorists is the highest priority of the Trump administration,” Prior said. “Recent attacks in Europe and elsewhere confirm that the threat to our nation is immediate and real, and it remains essential that we use every lawful tool available to prevent as many attacks as possible.”

Sessions has long supported keeping the facility open and earlier this year said he see no legal reason not to send new terrorism suspects there.

“I’ve been there a number of times as a senator, and it’s just a very fine place for holding these kind of dangerous criminals,” Sessions said in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. “

Asked by Hewitt what his advice to Trump would be if new combatants are captured, Session said he would recommend sending them to Guantanamo.

“There’s plenty of space,” he said. “We are well equipped for it. It’s a perfect place for it. Eventually, this will be decided by the military rather than the Justice Department. But I see no legal problem whatsoever with doing that.”

But many legal experts have argued that sending ISIS fighters to Guantanamo could prove risky, since the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) that is being used to justify indefinite law of war detention does not name ISIS.

Dixon said he and his colleagues are prepared to challenge the legality of detaining suspected ISIS fighters the moment one arrives at Guantanamo.

“We are awaiting the arrival of suspected ISIS fighters at Guantanamo so that we can represent them and challenge the application of AUMF,” he said.

In the meantime, Dixon said the business-as-usual pace of Guantanamo has taken a toll on the 41 detainees still there.

“The men are very aware of fact that no one has left Guantanamo since end of the Obama administration, and that takes a tremendous psychological toll,” he said. “It is torture by any reasonable measure.”

Rivkin chalked Trump’s lack of movement on Guantanamo to other issues taking precedence and needing to get the right staff in place, though he said he hasn’t talked to administration officials specifically about the issue.

He’s unconvinced by the argument that the AUMF has been the holdup and said he thinks “associated forces” is a broad enough term that a judge would rule in the government’s favor should ISIS fighters challenge their detention.

“If you get an ISIS guy, which court of appeals panel is going to suggest that he be let go,” Rivkin said. “I have every confidence that the issue will work itself out well.”

 

THE END

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3 Responses to Trump officials signal intent to begin refilling Guantanamo

  1. Pingback: Trump officials signal intent to begin refilling Guantanamo | zooforyou

  2. stevor says:

    I’m all for that if they start with o’bama, McINSANE, Paul Ryan, and the other congressmen who are trying to destroy Trump and the USA for Soros.

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