Obama administration ready to spring another Guantanamo Bay prisoner


B00Mer
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What could go wrong?



As the fate of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is discussed on bar stools and cable television studios around the country, the Obama administration may be planning on releasing another prisoner held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to Fox News.

For more than a decade Fouzi Khalid Abdullah al-Awda has been held in Guantano Bay as people around the globe have plead for his release. According to his father, Al Awda was kidnapped by Pakistani bounty hunters while on a missions trip, and turned over to the United States in the months following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The State Department has consistently challenged that al-Awda was in fact headed to help train and fight alongside Al Qaeda rebels.

My son is not a terrorist. He was, in fact, a great admirer of American political values and legal principles before he was kidnapped and sent to Guantanamo. Our family is nonetheless willing to undergo the ordeal of trial and judgment, if only the U.S. government would allow it to happen, al-Awdas father wrote in the Washington Post in 2006.

On Wednesday, al-Awda appeared via a video feed before a case review board outside Washington, D.C. His attorney argued that the man poses no threat to the United States and would be immediately sent to a rehab facility in Kuwait if he was released from United States custody.

What has complicated al-Awdas case is years of hostility while imprisoned. Al-Awda has reportedly gone on several hunger strikes and repeatedly lashed out at officials at Gitmo. While his attorney doesnt deny these allegations, he concludes that his client has calmed down in recent years, after having difficulty adjusting to prison life.

The timing of al-Awdas possible release would pose a precarious situation for the Obama administration. While evidence suggests that al-Awda has a credible argument for release, he is making it at a time when the entire country is currently questioning the decisions of the president.

If al-Awda was released, a plan is in place to ensure that he would no longer pose a threat to the United States. Officials would monitor all of al-Awdas Internet activity, demand that he check in with a local police department once a week and ban him from traveling outside of Kuwait.
 
BaalsTears
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After the November election Obama will be unbound, unplugged, and ready to complete his mission. The guy's like a kamikaze.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

After the November election Obama will be unbound, unplugged, and ready to complete his mission. The guy's like a kamikaze.

Yeah, well I wish his plane would run out of gas short of his target.
 
Kreskin
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By the sounds of it they don't even know if he's guilty of anything. What do you with a prisoner of 13 years that no one is quite sure what he did, if anything? Keep him locked up just to appease chest pounders?
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

By the sounds of it they don't even know if he's guilty of anything. What do you with a prisoner of 13 years that no one is quite sure what he did, if anything? Keep him locked up just to appease chest pounders?


Republicans in Congress refused to allow Obama to close Gitmo. Somehow, he got blamed for why it is still open. Then when he releases anyone who hasn't even been given a fair trial he gets criticized as if he just committed treason. By contrast WW II Japanese war prisoners were granted amnesty and released after just a handful of years. Obviously, Republicans of that era were a lot wiser than they are today.
 

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