GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — These captives already get to order fast-food takeout from the base and have access to a phone booth for weekly calls. Now some 17 Uighur Muslims awaiting a nation to grant them asylum are about to go high-tech, with laptops and web training.
While awaiting details of President Barack Obama’s order to close the prison camps by Jan. 22, commanders here have ordered 20 laptops for the captives of Camp Iguana.
”As you know, detainees are leaving this place,” said Army Lt. Col. Miguel Mendez, who oversees detainee classes, a multilingual library and now-emerging virtual computer lab. “We’re getting them computer classes to prepare for their return.”
The Uighur detainees won’t be sending electronic mail to their lawyers or family members back in communist China anytime soon. Instead their lessons will be limited to DVD driven training.
……The computer training will offer DVD language training as well as a basic users skill-set to help in any future employment options, Mendez said.
……The virtual computer lab is part of an emerging administration effort to persuade both Americans and European allies that some detainees are safe enough to resettle in their communities.
……the Pentagon released a report last week that said 5 percent of detainees released by the Bush administration later turned to terrorism — and that U.S. intelligence had their suspicions about another 9 percent who were freed.
I fired this e-mail off to LTC Mendez:
What’s the guarantee that they won’t be able to access the internet to spread or read jihadist propaganda?
Why is the U.S. government accomodating Islamic terrorists with training that will assist them in internet skills that will probably be used against us once they’re released?
Are you aware of the fact that many of the terrorists released from GITMO pick up where they left off?
If anyone thinks this will serve as some sort of rehab/employment opportunity, they’re foolish.
Who was the brainchild behind this?
FYI: Guess what group the Uighurs are part of? The East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and trained at camps affiliated with the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
Link: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/20113.pdf (page 5)
They are Islamic terrorists regardless of their country of origin, and we’re supposed to worry about their ‘future employment’?
They were trained at Al Qaeda camps and helped fight a jihad in Afghanistan against American troops. They got captured, and instead of getting the punishment they richly deserve, they’re getting fed, clothed, top notch medical care, and even access to high tech communications.
Congratulations. You’ve just given aid, comfort, and computer training to cutthroat Islamic terrorists who will be grateful for the hospitality as they’re planting another IED in Afghanistan, and hooking up with other well-trained just-released-from-GITMO terrorists.
Looks like the illustrious Socialist-in-Chief believes that playing nice with unremorseful, brutal, Islamofascists will make them hold hands and sing Kumbaya.
Good luck with that.
By the way, the Uighurs think so ‘highly’ of us that they wrote these missives to the press:
America is twice as bad as the Nazis — that was the harsh accusation by the Chinese Muslims, also known as the Uyghurs, held at Guantanamo Bay.
The 17 men were picked up in the training camps in Afghanistan where they were preparing for Jihad against China. They were cleared for release, in part, because their supporters claim the United States is not their direct enemy.
Late Monday afternoon, during a tour for a small group of journalists — FOX News was the only American television network there — the Uyghurs set into motion a plan to communicate to the outside world. And the message to the U.S., where the Obama administration hopes to bring some of the Uyghurs, was not only harsh but accusatory.
At their home, a separate camp from the others called “Camp Iguana,” a small group approached the metal fence with an art pad. The men slowly turned the pages so that we could film each one.
Their statements were in English. They accuse the U.S. of the same oppression they experienced at the hands of the Chinese. The U.S. is even compared to the Nazis — “America is Double Hetler (Hitler) in unjustice,” one read. Another read “now we are being oppressed in America for the second time.”
The other statements from their art pad, paid for by the U.S. government, are below:
“we need to freedom”
“where is the justice”
“we need to freedom. Do not oppress us”
“what is the difference between Democracy and Communist”
“America with Chinese Government are oppressing us”
“America is Double Hetler (sic Hitler) in unjustice (sic injustice)”
“What is the difference of the Democracy and Communist”
“America destroys human rights by oppressing innocent people in the jail”
“we need to freedom”
“we are being held in prison though we had been announced innocent according to the verdict (verdict) of the Court”
So much for them not considering the United States an enemy. Gee, I wonder if those GITMO classes have any civics courses to help them ‘fit in’ when they get dumped off in one of our neighborhoods.
If I get a response from LTC Mendez, I’ll post it.