Just fucking wonderful. Think of the new crop of terrorist leaders and cells that will be formed after B. Hussein Obama gets done closing the only place that will keep them from picking up where they left off.
A Saudi man who was released from Guantanamo after spending six years inside the U.S. prison camp has joined Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen and is now the terror group’s No. 2 in the country, according to a purported Internet statement from Al Qaeda.
The announcement, made this week on a Web site commonly used by militants, came as President Barack Obama ordered the detention facility closed within a year.
The Yemen branch — known as “Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” — said the man, identified as Said Ali al-Shihri, returned to his home in Saudi Arabia after his release from Guantanamo about a year ago and from there went to Yemen. The Internet statement, which could not immediately be verified, said al-Shihri was the group’s second-in-command in Yemen and his prisoner number at Guantanamo was 372.
“He managed to leave the land of the two shrines (Saudi Arabia) and join his brothers in Al Qaeda,” the statement said.
Documents released by the U.S. Defense Department show that al-Shihri was released from the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in November 2007 and transferred to his homeland. The documents confirmed his prisoner number was 372.
“The lesson here is, whoever receives former Guantánamo detainees needs to keep a close eye on them,” an American official told the New York Times.
And of course, the scatterbrained Democrats see nothing ominous about this:
……A congresswoman says the reports should not slow the Obama administration’s determination to quickly close the Guantanamo facility.
Rep. Jane Harman, a Democrat from California, said that President Obama has to “proceed extremely carefully” in closing the prison.
Oh yeah, proceed with caution as you let the Islamic psychopaths back out into the world to kill more people, maybe even the ones who bitched about capturing them in the first place.
Dozens of the little mutherfuckers have returned to the activity that earned them an 8×10 in GITMO.
In the case of Said Ali al-Shihri, it was involvement in a deadly bombing of the United States Embassy in Sana, Yemen in September of 2008. He was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007 for ‘rehabilitation’ for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda.
That worked out well, didn’t it?
Jack (“the troops are murderers”) Murtha said he wouldn’t mind taking them.
Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., says he’d be willing to house prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in his congressional district if President Obama makes good on a plan to close the U.S. prison there.
As one of his first acts in office, the president circulated a draft Wednesday that would shut down Guantanamo Bay within a year.
Murtha only has a minimum security prison in his district. But he says he’d have no reservations about holding detainees there in a maximum security prison.
“Sure, I’d take ’em,” said Murtha, an outspoken critic of the Iraq war. “They’re no more dangerous in my district than in Guantanamo.”
In that case, just dump them onto his front lawn.
Congratulations, Democrats, New York Times, Pennsylvania voters, and GITMO ‘activists’. You assholes are going to get exactly what you wanted now that your boy Obama is in the White House. Another terrorist attack coming to a neighborhood near you.