Pentagon announces single largest transfer of Guantanamo inmates

by Idrees Ali | Reuters  |  published on August 16, 2016


U.S. officials said on Monday 15 inmates from the Guantanamo prison were transferred to the United Arab Emirates, the single largest transfer of Guantanamo detainees during President Barack Obama’s administration.

The transfer of the 12 Yemeni and three Afghan citizens brings the total number of detainees down to 61 at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Most have been held without charge or trial for more than a decade, drawing international condemnation.

Obama, who had hoped to close the prison during his first year in office, rolled out his plan in February aimed at shutting the facility. But he faces opposition from many Republican lawmakers as well as some fellow Democrats.

“In its race to close Gitmo, the Obama administration is doubling down on policies that put American lives at risk,” Republican Representative Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement.

“Once again, hardened terrorists are being released to foreign countries where they will be a threat,” he said.

  • CBUJAN

    Obama is a complete ass. These terrorists will soon be back in the fight to kill, kill, kill.

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    • Dolores Adams

      He’s also a POS and an SOB

  • Rodney Steward

    With Obama who needs enemies, and Hellary will be so much worse! Opey knows these gutter rats will be back on the battle field, this just keeps adding gas to a fire that’s been burning for for 15 years now, and will keep it burning for many more years, while a handful of the elites make big money from people dying!

  • Oldtymepatriot

    Some who have been released before returned to their old ways of waging terror and nobody in our government has been held accountable for ‘aiding the enemy’. This latest batch is said to be worse than those let go before. If any of these scumbags plan or take part in an action that results in the loss of even one American life due to a terrorist act, everybody in our government and military that was involved in the decision to release them should be charged for the crime, including treason if it applies.

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