Remember when Obama released Gitmo prisoners that many stated it was a big mistake?
Along with that bad idea, it was decided to try those prisoners in a civil court as common criminals instead of a tribunal for crimes against humanity?Townhall reports:
On December 18, 2014, the State Department put Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, a senior leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, on a Specially Designated Global Terrorist watch list. Al-Rubaysh plays a key role in operational planning for the terrorist group and provides justification for their attacks. He’s also made public statements on more than one occasion calling for war against the United States. For these reasons, there’s been a $5 million reward offered since October for information that could lead to his capture.
The problem is that Ibrahim al-Rubaysh was one of the captured, but the Obama administration let him go.
Judicial Watch provides detail:
Hundreds of Gitmo terrorists have been discharged over the years under a program that started with President George W. Bush and continued full-throttle with this administration. Intelligence report after intelligence report has revealed that many rejoin terrorist missions after leaving the military prison. In fact, Judicial Watch has been reporting this for years. Back in 2010 JW wrote about a report that the Director of National Intelligence gave Congress documenting that 150 former Gitmo detainees were confirmed or suspected of “reengaging in terrorist or insurgent activities after transfer.” At least 83 remained at large, according to the document.
Now we learn that the U.S. government is secretly admitting that it erred in at least one case, the release of a Saudi national named Ibrahim al-Rubaysh. In late 2006 the Bush administration repatriated him back home under a Saudi Arabian “rehabilitation” program that supposedly reformed Guantanamo Bay jihadists but instead has served as a training camp for future terrorists. In fact, in 2008 counterterrorism officials confirmed that many of the terrorists who return to “the fight” after being released from U.S. custody actually graduated from the laughable Saudi rehab program, which started under Bush and continued under Obama.
It turns out that al-Rubaysh is the poster child for the Saudi rehab’s failures. He’s a dangerous Al Qaeda operative based in Yemen and now, years after freeing him, the United States wants him captured.
Last weekend, four Afghan “detainees” were released and more transfers are expected in the next several weeks.
Over the decades, especially after WWII, our foreign policy has been bankrupt. Even during WWII, our government sided with the Soviet Union, who made a pact with Hitler, almost as ruthless as the Nazi regime, minus the extermination camps and its ovens.
But the worst policies in the history of the United States befalls the Obama administration. Enemies of the United States are rewarded and our true allies are insulted and ignored.
Presently, the greatest enemies of the United States are those majority voters have chosen to operate OUR central, federal government, the government of We the People. A central government that does not respect state rights, thinks nothing of going above and beyond constitutional limitations of authority and power, has commandeered and turned our educational system into centers for socialist indoctrination, and clings to a tax system that is unfair, intrusive, and draconian whose agency has the power to destroy lives and be used as a weapon against those who speak out against it.
After decades of border problems and pacifying the uncooperative Mexican government, we still do not have a secured border despite cries for help from state government and those living in terror near that border. Programs fail and often make matters worse, like the infamous Fast-N-Furious Department of Justice fiasco; and lawbreakers are rewarded by blanket amnesty.
Our leadership send US military to fight wars, but allow that same enemy to operate subversive organizations that the IRS has designated as tax exempt (CAIR).
Our leadership has desecrated the rights within the First Amendment by focusing on persecution of Christians among our Armed Forces personnel, and at the same time, ignore the fact that Islamic Jihads, who publicly declare war and perform horrific acts indiscriminately, but insist that the global confrontation has nothing to do with religion, certainly not a war waged in the name of a particular religion.
It is sad to have to write about such things during a traditional holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth who spent his life trying to reach out to the spiritual nature of humanity and advocated peace and goodwill instead of a doctrine of hate, cruelty, and violence.
But then, what better time to denounce acts as aforementioned.
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