With No More Terror Threats to Worry About, Obama Releases Five More Animals From Club Gitmo

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:37 am
Barack Obama

It’s been so long since there have been any Muslim terrorists attacks, so this is as good a time as any to release more of these peaceful practitioners of Islam.

Five men from Yemen were freed from the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after more than a dozen years of captivity.

Four of the men went to Oman: Al Khadr Abdallah Muhammad Al Yafi, Fadel Hussein Saleh Hentif, Abd Al-Rahman Abdullah Au Shabati, and Mohammed Ahmed Salam.

One, Akhmed Abdul Qadir, was sent to Estonia, according to a Pentagon statement. It was the first time either nation accepted Guantanamo prisoners for resettlement.

The release is the latest in a wave that have alarmed congressional opponents of closing the detention center.

The men had been cleared for release since at least 2009 but the U.S. has balked at repatriating Guantanamo prisoners back to Yemen, where the government is battling an al-Qaeda insurgency.

All five were captured in Pakistan and detained by the U.S. as suspected al-Qaeda fighters. None were ever charged with a crime, the Miami Herald reports.

U.S. officials later determined it was no longer necessary to detain them but have struggled to find other countries willing to take them in.

The men are all in their 30s and 40s, including one who was 17 when he was sent to Guantanamo.

Meanwhile, as the terror threat has waned, Obama is tackling issues of greater concern to Americans, like paid sick leave and broadband Internet access, critical issues he ran on in 2008 and 2012.

One Response to “With No More Terror Threats to Worry About, Obama Releases Five More Animals From Club Gitmo”

  1. just a thought on 15/15/15 at 1:38 pm

    Does anyone still have any doubts about who’s side The Grand Mufti Of Washington is on?