More Gitmo Prisoners Return To Terrorism
MARCH 29, 2010
As President Obama restores America’s “moral high ground” by freeing
Last year the Pentagon revealed that the number of Middle Eastern terrorists who rejoined “the fight” after leaving the military prison nearly doubled in a short time. Among them was an Al Qaeda leader (Said Ali al-Shihri) who masterminded a U.S. Embassy bombing in Yemen’s capital after being released. Like many of the detainees, al-Shihri went through an Obama-backed Saudi Arabian “rehabilitation” program that supposedly reforms jihadists but instead has served as a training camp for future terrorists.
As the administration frees more detainees, the list of those who rejoin extremist missions is predictably growing. More than 100 have returned to terrorism recently and 30-40% of all released prisoners are active in terrorist causes, according to a Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel cited in a national news report. A lot of them go underground, change their name and hide out before surfacing again, the Lieutenant Colonel says.
Adding insult to injury, many of the U.S.-hating Middle Eastern radicals who actively train to kill Americans benefit from generous medical treatments during their incarceration, compliments of Uncle Sam. Among them is Abdullah Mehsud (also known as Said Mohammed Alim Shah), who got a $75,000 prosthetic leg before leaving U.S. custody. After his release he directed an attack that killed 31 people in Pakistan and a few months later blew himself up to avoid capture.
There are still around 170 prisoners at
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